Aug. 2 2014 quiz

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  • Question 1: Govt. is planning visa-on-arrival facility at___ and ___airports? Govt. is planning visa-on-arrival facility at___ and ___airports?
  • Explanation:The government is planning to start visa-on-arrival facility for tourists from European and western countries at Varanasi and Bodh Gaya airportsThe government is planning to start visa-on-arrival facility for tourists from European and western countries at Varanasi and Bodh Gaya airports
  • Question 2: Where is Sassoon Dock, which has got the much-awaited green signal to the redevelopment? Where is Sassoon Dock, which has got the much-awaited green signal to the redevelopment?
  • Explanation:Mumbai’s historic Sasoon Dock will go in for a revamp as a modern fishing dock in the country. Mumbai’s historic Sasoon Dock will go in for a revamp as a modern fishing dock in the country.
  • Question 3: Aadi Perukku is a famous festival celebrated by the farmers of ....?Aadi Perukku is a famous festival celebrated by the farmers of ....?
  • Explanation:Aadi Perukku is the thanksgiving festival by farmers to River CauveryAadi Perukku is the thanksgiving festival by farmers to River Cauvery
  • Question 4: Dick Wagner, who died recently was a....?Dick Wagner, who died recently was a....?
  • Explanation:Dick Wagner is known as one of the best guitarists ever, and played for Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Aerosmith and KissDick Wagner is known as one of the best guitarists ever, and played for Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Aerosmith and Kiss
  • Question 5: Vikas Gowda has become the 1st Indian to win a gold medal in Common Wealth Games in Men's Athletics after 56 years. Vikas Gowda is related with which sport? Vikas Gowda has become the 1st Indian to win a gold medal in Common Wealth Games in Men's Athletics after 56 years. Vikas Gowda is related with which sport?
  • Explanation:Gowda has become the first person to win a gold medal for India in 56 years in Men's Athletics after Milkha Singh. Gowda has become the first person to win a gold medal for India in 56 years in Men's Athletics after Milkha Singh.
  • Question 6: Which Indian state has agreed to acquire arable land from Ghana on lease? Which Indian state has agreed to acquire arable land from Ghana on lease?
  • Explanation:Under the agreement Government of Ghana would offer fertile farmland on a long-term lease to Punjab farmers for farm activities. Under the agreement Government of Ghana would offer fertile farmland on a long-term lease to Punjab farmers for farm activities.
  • Question 7: Which country has world’s longest-lived females? Which country has world’s longest-lived females?
  • Explanation:The average life expectancy of Japanese women increased to 86.61 years in 2013, up from 86.41 in 2012, making them the world’s longest-lived females for the second consecutive year. The average life expectancy of Japanese women increased to 86.61 years in 2013, up from 86.41 in 2012, making them the world’s longest-lived females for the second consecutive year.
  • Question 8: Which space agency owns Gaia satellite? Which space agency owns Gaia satellite?
  • Explanation:European Space Agency (ESA) satellite ‘Gaia’, the billion star surveyor, launched in 2013, has reached its intended location 1.5 kilometers from Earth and is ready to start operation. European Space Agency (ESA) satellite ‘Gaia’, the billion star surveyor, launched in 2013, has reached its intended location 1.5 kilometers from Earth and is ready to start operation.
  • Question 9: World’s first vaccine against Malaria has been developed by...? World’s first vaccine against Malaria has been developed by...?
  • Explanation:The world’s first malaria vaccine– RTS,S created by pharma company GSK, is expected to hit the markets by 2015. The world’s first malaria vaccine– RTS,S created by pharma company GSK, is expected to hit the markets by 2015.
  • Question 10: What is the name of World’s first anti-Malaria vaccine? What is the name of World’s first anti-Malaria vaccine?
  • Explanation:RTS,S or Mosquirix is an experimental recombinant protein-based vaccine for malaria, developed by GSK. RTS,S or Mosquirix is an experimental recombinant protein-based vaccine for malaria, developed by GSK.