Jul. 2 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: What is the name of the creation for which Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won the People’s Choice prize at the World Cup of Sand Sculpting-2014 in US?What is the name of the creation for which Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won the People’s Choice prize at the World Cup of Sand Sculpting-2014 in US?
  • Explanation:Pattnaik, won a prize in solo category which was People's Choice prize for creating sand sculpture themed on 'Save Tree, Save the Future'.Pattnaik, won a prize in solo category which was People's Choice prize for creating sand sculpture themed on 'Save Tree, Save the Future'.
  • Question 2: India has launched year long cultural festival called 'Glimpse of India' in....?India has launched year long cultural festival called 'Glimpse of India' in....?
  • Explanation:India is working to promote itself in China through a series of cultural and economic activities and Glimpse of India is one such step in this endeavour. India is working to promote itself in China through a series of cultural and economic activities and Glimpse of India is one such step in this endeavour.
  • Question 3: Sheryl Sandberg, who recently visited India, is chief operating officer of....?Sheryl Sandberg, who recently visited India, is chief operating officer of....?
  • Explanation:During her visit Sheryl Sandberg admitted that Facebook did make some error with emotions study. During her visit Sheryl Sandberg admitted that Facebook did make some error with emotions study.
  • Question 4: Who is the first Indian-American to become dean of Berkeley Law School? Who is the first Indian-American to become dean of Berkeley Law School?
  • Explanation:Sujit Choudhry is a noted expert in comparative constitutional law and his core work focuses on basic methodological questions in comparative constitutional law.Sujit Choudhry is a noted expert in comparative constitutional law and his core work focuses on basic methodological questions in comparative constitutional law.
  • Question 5: As per World Bank report many countries in Asia are investing heavily in education to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education for all children by...? As per World Bank report many countries in Asia are investing heavily in education to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education for all children by...?
  • Explanation:As per World Bank report on education the poor quality of education is hampering the development of South Asia including India.As per World Bank report on education the poor quality of education is hampering the development of South Asia including India.
  • Question 6: Union Urban Development ministry has suggested 25-point charter for urban planning and management which aims to provide housing to one and all by the year...?Union Urban Development ministry has suggested 25-point charter for urban planning and management which aims to provide housing to one and all by the year...?
  • Explanation:The minister informed that to meet the housing shortage of 300 lakh houses in urban areas by 2020 various options are being explored. The minister informed that to meet the housing shortage of 300 lakh houses in urban areas by 2020 various options are being explored.
  • Question 7: US Senator John McCain, who is on India visit, is senator of...?US Senator John McCain, who is on India visit, is senator of...?
  • Explanation:Senator McCain conveyed the high level of expectations in the United States about a new momentum in India`s economic growth and all-round progress under the new Government. Senator McCain conveyed the high level of expectations in the United States about a new momentum in India`s economic growth and all-round progress under the new Government.
  • Question 8: Essential Commodities Act was passed in the year...?Essential Commodities Act was passed in the year...?
  • Explanation:The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on approved the inclusion of onion and potato under the purview of stock holding limits under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 for one year. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on approved the inclusion of onion and potato under the purview of stock holding limits under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 for one year.
  • Question 9: Which country has decided to lift some sanctions imposed against North Korea ?Which country has decided to lift some sanctions imposed against North Korea ?
  • Explanation:Japan has decided to ease some sanctions on North Korea in return for its reopening of a probe into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea decades ago, as a fresh report emerged that some of them were alive. Japan has decided to ease some sanctions on North Korea in return for its reopening of a probe into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea decades ago, as a fresh report emerged that some of them were alive.
  • Question 10: Bob Hastings, who passed away recently, was a....? Bob Hastings, who passed away recently, was a....?
  • Explanation:Bob Hastings, notable for his portrayal of yes-man Lt Elroy Carpenter on 60s sitcom 'McHale's Navy' and his voicework for 'Batman' shows as Commisioner Gordon, died on June 30.Bob Hastings, notable for his portrayal of yes-man Lt Elroy Carpenter on 60s sitcom 'McHale's Navy' and his voicework for 'Batman' shows as Commisioner Gordon, died on June 30.