Jun. 25 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: Which institute has recently released a report - More Power to India: The Challenge of Distribution - on power sector reforms in India?Which institute has recently released a report - More Power to India: The Challenge of Distribution - on power sector reforms in India?
  • Explanation:Government of India had requested for the report. Report talks about Indian power sector across key areas of access, utility performance, and financial sustainability.Government of India had requested for the report. Report talks about Indian power sector across key areas of access, utility performance, and financial sustainability.
  • Question 2: Recently, which state has announced 33 percent quota for women in police force? Recently, which state has announced 33 percent quota for women in police force?
  • Explanation:Gujarat has become the first state in India to implement 33 percent reservation for women in a state police force. Gujarat has become the first state in India to implement 33 percent reservation for women in a state police force.
  • Question 3: Recently, which state raised the retirement age of State Election Commissioner from 65 to 68 years? Recently, which state raised the retirement age of State Election Commissioner from 65 to 68 years?
  • Explanation:The UP Cabinet amended the UP State Election Commission Rules 1994 to raise the term of the State Election Commissioner up to either 68 years of age or a six years tenure. The UP Cabinet amended the UP State Election Commission Rules 1994 to raise the term of the State Election Commissioner up to either 68 years of age or a six years tenure.
  • Question 4: In a major relief to commuters, Railways has rolled back fare hike in suburban 2nd class travel upto....?In a major relief to commuters, Railways has rolled back fare hike in suburban 2nd class travel upto....?
  • Explanation:The Railways has partially rolled back some of its stiff proposals by exempting second class suburban travel upto 80 km from the 14.2 percent hike in fares.The Railways has partially rolled back some of its stiff proposals by exempting second class suburban travel upto 80 km from the 14.2 percent hike in fares.
  • Question 5: World Vitiligo Day was observed on 25 June. Vitiligo is___disease? World Vitiligo Day was observed on 25 June. Vitiligo is___disease?
  • Explanation:Vitiligo is a skin condition in which there is a loss of brown color (pigment) from areas of skin, resulting in irregular white patches that feel like normal skin.Vitiligo is a skin condition in which there is a loss of brown color (pigment) from areas of skin, resulting in irregular white patches that feel like normal skin.
  • Question 6: Indian Patent has refused to grant a patent to a US firm, Abraxis BioSciences. Name the concerned ailment and drug. Indian Patent has refused to grant a patent to a US firm, Abraxis BioSciences. Name the concerned ailment and drug.
  • Explanation:Cause of rejection: Section 3 (d) of the Patent Act, 1970 under which Novartis lost protection on its blockbuster drug Glivec in 2013. Cause of rejection: Section 3 (d) of the Patent Act, 1970 under which Novartis lost protection on its blockbuster drug Glivec in 2013.
  • Question 7: Reserve Bank of India has permitted the non-deposit taking NBFCs-ND to act as Business Correspondents. What is NBFC?Reserve Bank of India has permitted the non-deposit taking NBFCs-ND to act as Business Correspondents. What is NBFC?
  • Explanation:Reserve Bank of India has permitted non-banking finance companies to act as business correspondents of banks, allowing them to offer limited services with the aim of spreading financial inclusion.Reserve Bank of India has permitted non-banking finance companies to act as business correspondents of banks, allowing them to offer limited services with the aim of spreading financial inclusion.
  • Question 8: As per United Nations Conference on Trade and Development report global foreign direct investment flows rose by___in 2013,As per United Nations Conference on Trade and Development report global foreign direct investment flows rose by___in 2013,
  • Explanation:Report said: After the 2012 slump, global FDI returned to growth, with inflows rising 9 percent in 2013, to $1.45 trillion.Report said: After the 2012 slump, global FDI returned to growth, with inflows rising 9 percent in 2013, to $1.45 trillion.
  • Question 9: As United Nations Conference on Trade and Development report which country is the most attractive investment destination?As United Nations Conference on Trade and Development report which country is the most attractive investment destination?
  • Explanation:China retained its top position as the world's most attractive investment destination followed by the US and Indonesia at second and third place, respectively. China retained its top position as the world's most attractive investment destination followed by the US and Indonesia at second and third place, respectively.
  • Question 10: What is APEC which received the largest regional economic cooperation grouping, with 54 per cent of global inflows? What is APEC which received the largest regional economic cooperation grouping, with 54 per cent of global inflows?
  • Explanation:UNCTAD 2014 stated that Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation received 54 per cent of global economic inflows. UNCTAD 2014 stated that Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation received 54 per cent of global economic inflows.