Jul. 18 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: Asian Development Bank has upgraded India's economic growth forecast to___ in 2015-16 on hopes of speedy reform process? Asian Development Bank has upgraded India's economic growth forecast to___ in 2015-16 on hopes of speedy reform process?
  • Explanation:But ADB has retained its forecast as 5.5% growth in India this year.It said expansion in the sub-region is expected to reach 5.4% in 2014 and pick up to 6.1% in 2015But ADB has retained its forecast as 5.5% growth in India this year.It said expansion in the sub-region is expected to reach 5.4% in 2014 and pick up to 6.1% in 2015
  • Question 2: Which of the following has launched a 'Digital Literacy Campaign'? Which of the following has launched a 'Digital Literacy Campaign'?
  • Explanation:The Mozilla Foundation is expecting more than 100,000 people to participate in a series of events worldwide over the next two months teaching basic Internet use and other digital skills under Digital Literacy Campaign. The Mozilla Foundation is expecting more than 100,000 people to participate in a series of events worldwide over the next two months teaching basic Internet use and other digital skills under Digital Literacy Campaign.
  • Question 3: Which state has maximum number number of dams, including reservoirs, which fall in high-intensity seismic zone? Which state has maximum number number of dams, including reservoirs, which fall in high-intensity seismic zone?
  • Explanation:Over 670 large dams across the country fall under high-intensity seismic zones. Gujarat tops the list with 444 such dams / reservoirs that fall under zone IV and V, followed by Maharashtra. Over 670 large dams across the country fall under high-intensity seismic zones. Gujarat tops the list with 444 such dams / reservoirs that fall under zone IV and V, followed by Maharashtra.
  • Question 4: Which country has emerged no. 1 in Global Innovation Index 2014? Which country has emerged no. 1 in Global Innovation Index 2014?
  • Explanation:Switzerland topped the Global Innovation Index 2013 while the UK took the second position. Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands are ranked third, fourth and fifth respectively.Switzerland topped the Global Innovation Index 2013 while the UK took the second position. Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands are ranked third, fourth and fifth respectively.
  • Question 5: Philipp Lahm, who has announced retirement was related with....?Philipp Lahm, who has announced retirement was related with....?
  • Explanation:Philipp Lahm, the captain of Germany’s WC football winning team announced his retirement from international game. Philipp Lahm, the captain of Germany’s WC football winning team announced his retirement from international game.
  • Question 6: What rank has India secure in Global Innovation Index 2014?What rank has India secure in Global Innovation Index 2014?
  • Explanation:India's position among global innovators fell by 10 places to 76th spot in Global Innovation Index, the annual ranking co-published by Cornell University INSEAD and World Intellectual Property Organisation. India's position among global innovators fell by 10 places to 76th spot in Global Innovation Index, the annual ranking co-published by Cornell University INSEAD and World Intellectual Property Organisation.
  • Question 7: India plans to set up centre for traditional medicine for 1st time in___?India plans to set up centre for traditional medicine for 1st time in___?
  • Explanation:The aim is to reclaim its centuries-old legacy of Ayurveda and Yoga which became part of Chinese milieu along with Buddhism over 1500 years ago.The aim is to reclaim its centuries-old legacy of Ayurveda and Yoga which became part of Chinese milieu along with Buddhism over 1500 years ago.
  • Question 8: Which state has decided to give free power connections to 1.72 lakh families? Which state has decided to give free power connections to 1.72 lakh families?
  • Explanation:Up govt. plans to achieve this target by March 2015.Up govt. plans to achieve this target by March 2015.
  • Question 9: World's first eco-friendly mosque opened in....?World's first eco-friendly mosque opened in....?
  • Explanation:The mosque has been opened by Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF). The mosque has been opened by Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF).
  • Question 10: A term FYUP is in new recently? What does it stand for?A term FYUP is in new recently? What does it stand for?
  • Explanation:Delhi University has recently scrapped Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). Delhi University has recently scrapped Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP).