May. 6 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: What is the name of just laucnhed India's own card payment network? What is the name of just laucnhed India's own card payment network?
  • Explanation:The RuPay card is accepted at all ATMs, 95 per cent of Point of Sale terminals and most of the e-commerce merchants. The card is safe as all transactions are processed within the country .The RuPay card is accepted at all ATMs, 95 per cent of Point of Sale terminals and most of the e-commerce merchants. The card is safe as all transactions are processed within the country .
  • Question 2: Ousted Thai PM Yingluck indicted over which scheme? Ousted Thai PM Yingluck indicted over which scheme?
  • Explanation:In rice subsidy scheme, rice was bought from Thai farmers at a much higher price than global rate. However, it resulted in the accumulation of huge stockpiles of rice. In rice subsidy scheme, rice was bought from Thai farmers at a much higher price than global rate. However, it resulted in the accumulation of huge stockpiles of rice.
  • Question 3: USA has decided to induct___trans-pacific railroad workers into Hall of Honour? USA has decided to induct___trans-pacific railroad workers into Hall of Honour?
  • Explanation:This for the first time for the Asian-Americans to receive such a tribute since the Hall was established in 1988. Trans-pacific railroad was constructed from 1865 to 1869. This for the first time for the Asian-Americans to receive such a tribute since the Hall was established in 1988. Trans-pacific railroad was constructed from 1865 to 1869.
  • Question 4: The author of just released book - My Years with Rajiv and Sonia - is?The author of just released book - My Years with Rajiv and Sonia - is?
  • Explanation:Pradhan was with Rajiv after Indira Gandhi’s assassination. Book talks about that how Rajiv tackled situations like terrorism and the separatist movement in the Punjab. Pradhan was with Rajiv after Indira Gandhi’s assassination. Book talks about that how Rajiv tackled situations like terrorism and the separatist movement in the Punjab.
  • Question 5: Name the Travel planning Portal which Delhi Government has launched in tandem with Incredible India? Name the Travel planning Portal which Delhi Government has launched in tandem with Incredible India?
  • Explanation:Tripigator is designed to aggregate information about cities, tourist spots, transportation, hotels, culture, weather and visa applications. It will cater to domestic and global travellers. Tripigator is designed to aggregate information about cities, tourist spots, transportation, hotels, culture, weather and visa applications. It will cater to domestic and global travellers.
  • Question 6: After numerous controversies and delays who has been appointed as head coach of Pakistan cricket team?After numerous controversies and delays who has been appointed as head coach of Pakistan cricket team?
  • Explanation:Waqar Younis Maitla is a former Pakistani right-arm fast bowler in cricket and widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time.Waqar Younis Maitla is a former Pakistani right-arm fast bowler in cricket and widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time.
  • Question 7: Which of the following animal events have been banned by Supreme Court, saying that even animals have a right to live with dignity? Which of the following animal events have been banned by Supreme Court, saying that even animals have a right to live with dignity?
  • Explanation:The court in its verdict said that even bulls have rights against torture and hoped that the parliament would elevate the rights of animals to that of constitutional rights.The court in its verdict said that even bulls have rights against torture and hoped that the parliament would elevate the rights of animals to that of constitutional rights.
  • Question 8: WHO has declared outbreak of which disease as World Health Emergency?WHO has declared outbreak of which disease as World Health Emergency?
  • Explanation:WHO has declared polio as possible global outbreak after new cases of polio were detected across borders from countries like Syria and Pakistan. WHO has declared polio as possible global outbreak after new cases of polio were detected across borders from countries like Syria and Pakistan.
  • Question 9: Which species of snake has been discovered in Himalayas? Which species of snake has been discovered in Himalayas?
  • Explanation:Genetic analysis identified Protobothrops himalayanus as new species of snake, discovered by Chinese scientist and named Himalayanus in honour of its home Himalayas. Genetic analysis identified Protobothrops himalayanus as new species of snake, discovered by Chinese scientist and named Himalayanus in honour of its home Himalayas.
  • Question 10: Airports Authority of India has releases CNS Manual to meet the growing challenge of the overall safety. What is CNS?Airports Authority of India has releases CNS Manual to meet the growing challenge of the overall safety. What is CNS?
  • Explanation:In the Manual, the existing guidelines on lightning, surge protection and earthing system for Air Traffic Management facilities have been reviewed in line with prevalent international standards.In the Manual, the existing guidelines on lightning, surge protection and earthing system for Air Traffic Management facilities have been reviewed in line with prevalent international standards.