May. 11 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: Psephology is the...?Psephology is the...?
  • Explanation:Psephology uses historical voting data, public opinion polls, campaign finance information and similar statistical data. The term was coined in the United Kingdom in 1952 by historian R. B. McCallum. Psephology uses historical voting data, public opinion polls, campaign finance information and similar statistical data. The term was coined in the United Kingdom in 1952 by historian R. B. McCallum.
  • Question 2: Who authored the just released controversial book - Redesigning the aeroplane while flying: Reforming Institutions?Who authored the just released controversial book - Redesigning the aeroplane while flying: Reforming Institutions?
  • Explanation:Book says that Sonia Gandhi has called the shots on all important appointments and policies and her son Rahul Gandhi. Arun Maira is a member of Planning Commission. Book says that Sonia Gandhi has called the shots on all important appointments and policies and her son Rahul Gandhi. Arun Maira is a member of Planning Commission.
  • Question 3: Name the world’s first Island to secure a constant supply of electricity by combining wind and water power? Name the world’s first Island to secure a constant supply of electricity by combining wind and water power?
  • Explanation:El Hierro is one of Spain’s Canary Islands off the coast of Africa and will become the first in the world to be fully powered by wind and water in June 2014. El Hierro is one of Spain’s Canary Islands off the coast of Africa and will become the first in the world to be fully powered by wind and water in June 2014.
  • Question 4: A political party is be treated as a National Party when it as recognized as political party in at least___states?A political party is be treated as a National Party when it as recognized as political party in at least___states?
  • Explanation:If a political party is treated as a recognised political party in accordance with paragraph 6 in four or more States, it shall be known as, and shall have and enjoy the status of, a National Party. If a political party is treated as a recognised political party in accordance with paragraph 6 in four or more States, it shall be known as, and shall have and enjoy the status of, a National Party.
  • Question 5: Who is the the first woman kayaker to paddle across the Palk Strait and she is from...?Who is the the first woman kayaker to paddle across the Palk Strait and she is from...?
  • Explanation:The Palk Strait witnessed its first kayak crossing since 1935, and Sandra Helen Robson, an Australian sea kayaker, became the first woman to paddle across.The Palk Strait witnessed its first kayak crossing since 1935, and Sandra Helen Robson, an Australian sea kayaker, became the first woman to paddle across.
  • Question 6: Name the Jupiter moon which is believed to have club sandwich ocean which can support life? Name the Jupiter moon which is believed to have club sandwich ocean which can support life?
  • Explanation:The planet Jupiter has 67 confirmed moons. This gives it the largest retinue of moons with reasonably secure orbits of any planet in the Solar System. The planet Jupiter has 67 confirmed moons. This gives it the largest retinue of moons with reasonably secure orbits of any planet in the Solar System.
  • Question 7: India has recently signed BTIA with EU. What does BTIA stand for? India has recently signed BTIA with EU. What does BTIA stand for?
  • Explanation:On 28th June 2007, India and the EU began negotiations on a broad-based Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) in Brussels, Belgium and this is the 4th agreement. On 28th June 2007, India and the EU began negotiations on a broad-based Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) in Brussels, Belgium and this is the 4th agreement.
  • Question 8: First double-Decker train of South Central Railway will run between...?First double-Decker train of South Central Railway will run between...?
  • Explanation:As South Central Railway's first AC chair-car, double-decker super fast express left Kachiguda to Guntur. As South Central Railway's first AC chair-car, double-decker super fast express left Kachiguda to Guntur.
  • Question 9: RBI has authorized how banks to accept payments of Income Tax dues?RBI has authorized how banks to accept payments of Income Tax dues?
  • Explanation: RBI appealed to tax payers to remit their income tax dues sufficiently in advance of the due date. Tax payers can also make online payment or go to authorized agency banks. RBI appealed to tax payers to remit their income tax dues sufficiently in advance of the due date. Tax payers can also make online payment or go to authorized agency banks.
  • Question 10: Who is the chairman of the expert committee constituted by RBI has recommended that the government should reduce its holding in public sector banks to below 50 per cent?Who is the chairman of the expert committee constituted by RBI has recommended that the government should reduce its holding in public sector banks to below 50 per cent?
  • Explanation:The expert committee headed by former Axis Bank Chairman, PJ Nayak was constituted to review the governance of Boards of Banks in India in January this year.The expert committee headed by former Axis Bank Chairman, PJ Nayak was constituted to review the governance of Boards of Banks in India in January this year.