Jul. 17 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: Which city hosted 2nd India-China Yoga Summit? Which city hosted 2nd India-China Yoga Summit?
  • Explanation:The 2nd India-China Yoga Summit was held in Dali, Yunnan Province in China recently. The theme of the Summit was “Science of Yoga”.The 2nd India-China Yoga Summit was held in Dali, Yunnan Province in China recently. The theme of the Summit was “Science of Yoga”.
  • Question 2: NHRC recently issued a notice to___govt on death of tribal children due to malnutrition and inaction? NHRC recently issued a notice to___govt on death of tribal children due to malnutrition and inaction?
  • Explanation:NHRC has taken a serious note of the inaction on part of the Kerala Government in miserably failing to provide medical facilities in Attappady area of District Palakkad where 38 tribal children had died. NHRC has taken a serious note of the inaction on part of the Kerala Government in miserably failing to provide medical facilities in Attappady area of District Palakkad where 38 tribal children had died.
  • Question 3: For the first time in its 39 years history which organisation has decided to slash 18,000 jobs?For the first time in its 39 years history which organisation has decided to slash 18,000 jobs?
  • Explanation:MS will slash up to 18,000 jobs, or 14% of its workforce as it trims its newly acquired Nokia phone business and reshapes itself into a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company.MS will slash up to 18,000 jobs, or 14% of its workforce as it trims its newly acquired Nokia phone business and reshapes itself into a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company.
  • Question 4: RBI plans to set up small and payment banks with in a limited area of operation. Such banks can be set up with a minimum capital of____?RBI plans to set up small and payment banks with in a limited area of operation. Such banks can be set up with a minimum capital of____?
  • Explanation:Such banks can be set up with a minimum capital of 100 crore rupees as against 500 crore rupees required for normal commercial banks. Such banks can be set up with a minimum capital of 100 crore rupees as against 500 crore rupees required for normal commercial banks.
  • Question 5: Sabyasachi Panda who has been arrested from Berhampur in Ganjam, Odisha , was related with....?Sabyasachi Panda who has been arrested from Berhampur in Ganjam, Odisha , was related with....?
  • Explanation:Sabyasachi Panda was wanted in 61 criminal cases, including the murder of Swami Laxamananda Saraswati and four of his aides in Kandhamal district in 2008 that had triggered violence in the region.Sabyasachi Panda was wanted in 61 criminal cases, including the murder of Swami Laxamananda Saraswati and four of his aides in Kandhamal district in 2008 that had triggered violence in the region.
  • Question 6: Who is the new governor of Gujarat? Who is the new governor of Gujarat?
  • Explanation:He succeeds Kamla Beniwal who has become the new governor of Mizoram. He succeeds Kamla Beniwal who has become the new governor of Mizoram.
  • Question 7: Indian railway is building the world's highest railway bridge in Himalayas over river___?Indian railway is building the world's highest railway bridge in Himalayas over river___?
  • Explanation:The bridge is expected to be 359 metres high when completed - surpassing the world's current tallest railway bridge over the Beipanjiang River in China's Guizhou province, which is 275 metres high. The bridge is expected to be 359 metres high when completed - surpassing the world's current tallest railway bridge over the Beipanjiang River in China's Guizhou province, which is 275 metres high.
  • Question 8: An iconic Signature bridge project is being constructed across river ___? An iconic Signature bridge project is being constructed across river ___?
  • Explanation:Signature Bridge” presently under construction in Delhi to improve the water flow. Signature Bridge” presently under construction in Delhi to improve the water flow.
  • Question 9: Name the first player of Indian origin to join the National Basketball Association (NBA)?Name the first player of Indian origin to join the National Basketball Association (NBA)?
  • Explanation:21 years old Sim Bhullar has become the first player of Indian origin to join the National Basketball Association after he inked a summer contract with the Sacramento Kings. 21 years old Sim Bhullar has become the first player of Indian origin to join the National Basketball Association after he inked a summer contract with the Sacramento Kings.
  • Question 10: 1st Mandela Day was observed on...?1st Mandela Day was observed on...?
  • Explanation:People around the world celebrated Mandela Day on July 18 for the first time since the iconic South African leader's death by doing good deeds on what would have been his 96th birthday.People around the world celebrated Mandela Day on July 18 for the first time since the iconic South African leader's death by doing good deeds on what would have been his 96th birthday.