Jun. 17 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: Cabinet has approved 3-member Committee to look into issues of safety, restoration of Mullaperiyar Dam on....?Cabinet has approved 3-member Committee to look into issues of safety, restoration of Mullaperiyar Dam on....?
  • Explanation:Cabinet also approved the Prime Minister' decision to abolish the all Group of Ministers and Empowered Group of Ministers constituted by the UPA government.Cabinet also approved the Prime Minister' decision to abolish the all Group of Ministers and Empowered Group of Ministers constituted by the UPA government.
  • Question 2: Which airlines has suspended all flights to Pakistan? Which airlines has suspended all flights to Pakistan?
  • Explanation:Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific airlines has decided to suspend its flights to and from Pakistan, after the Taliban threatened international organisations and individuals to leave the country or face violence.Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific airlines has decided to suspend its flights to and from Pakistan, after the Taliban threatened international organisations and individuals to leave the country or face violence.
  • Question 3: What is the name of India-born plant scientist who has won World Food Prize 2014? What is the name of India-born plant scientist who has won World Food Prize 2014?
  • Explanation:India-born plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram has won $250,000World Food Prize for his breakthrough achievement in increasing global wheat production by more than 200 million tonnes following the Green Revolution. India-born plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram has won $250,000World Food Prize for his breakthrough achievement in increasing global wheat production by more than 200 million tonnes following the Green Revolution.
  • Question 4: Felipe VI has been sworned in as the new king of....?Felipe VI has been sworned in as the new king of....?
  • Explanation:Felipe VI of Spain has acceded to the throne, following the abdication of his father Juan Carlos. Felipe VI of Spain has acceded to the throne, following the abdication of his father Juan Carlos.
  • Question 5: Where is, just in news, Kholangshu Hydel Power Project?Where is, just in news, Kholangshu Hydel Power Project?
  • Explanation:Recently, Assam government has favored to set up an expert committee to study the downstream impact of the 600 MW Kholangshu Hydel Power Project in BhutanRecently, Assam government has favored to set up an expert committee to study the downstream impact of the 600 MW Kholangshu Hydel Power Project in Bhutan
  • Question 6: Indian infrastructure giant GMR has won arbitration award against....?Indian infrastructure giant GMR has won arbitration award against....?
  • Explanation:Indian infrastructure giant GMR has won the arbitration award against Maldivian government for wrongful termination of Airport project contract. Indian infrastructure giant GMR has won the arbitration award against Maldivian government for wrongful termination of Airport project contract.
  • Question 7: Shome Tax Administration Reform Commission has asked for the merger of....?Shome Tax Administration Reform Commission has asked for the merger of....?
  • Explanation:Shome committee has suggested abolition of the post of Revenue Secretary, merger of CBDT and CBEC and broaden the use of Permanent Account Number (PAN).Shome committee has suggested abolition of the post of Revenue Secretary, merger of CBDT and CBEC and broaden the use of Permanent Account Number (PAN).
  • Question 8: What is the name of Iraq's largest oil refinery which is under attack by Militants? What is the name of Iraq's largest oil refinery which is under attack by Militants?
  • Explanation:Baiji Oil Refinery is located in Salaheddin province, north of Baghdad. Baiji Oil Refinery is located in Salaheddin province, north of Baghdad.
  • Question 9: Union Health Ministry has decided to open Regional Institute of Paramedical Sciences at...?Union Health Ministry has decided to open Regional Institute of Paramedical Sciences at...?
  • Explanation:Once functional institute serve people of three states namely Madhya Pradesh, Chattishgarh and Odisha. Once functional institute serve people of three states namely Madhya Pradesh, Chattishgarh and Odisha.
  • Question 10: Which council has restored membership of Egypt after in was cancelled following a coup?Which council has restored membership of Egypt after in was cancelled following a coup?
  • Explanation:The African Union’s Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) has restored the membership of Egypt into the apex body of African nation. The African Union’s Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) has restored the membership of Egypt into the apex body of African nation.