December 04, 2014

GK & Current Affairs Compendium 12 ( Set 1 - 40 MCQs) - November 2014




1 Which India-born scientists/scholars have been awarded by the Marconi Society in Washington in Nov 2014? They were chosen for the award for their technology contributions.
A) Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj and Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar
B) Anil Nerode and Himanshu Asnani
C) Sarvadaman Chowla and Narendra Karmarkar
D) Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj and Himanshu Asnani
2 The Union Cabinet eased foreign investment rules in India's construction sector in order to attract higher FDI in Nov 2014. As per the new rule, the minimum capital requirement has also been reduced to ______ from existing USD 10 million.
A) USD 7 million
B) USD 6 million
C) USD 5 million
D) USD 3 million


3 Inflation in the eurozone stood at _____ in October (announced in Nov 2014).
A) 0.5%
B) 0.3%
C) 0.4%
D) 0.6%
4 United Nations (UN) chief Ban Ki-moon has launched a global campaign to end the deadly practice of female genital mutilation in which country in Nov 2014?
A) Congo
B) Kenya
C) Nigeria
D) Libya
5 Who won the United States Grand Prix held in Nov 2014?
A) Nico Rosberg
B) Lewis Hamilton
C) Daniel Ricciardo
D) Valtteri Bottas

6 Who was awarded with one of Japan's top national awards he "The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers" for his contribution to India-Japan ties in Nov 2014? Also the first Indian to be awarded with Japan's top national awards.
A) P Chidambaram
B) Narendra Modi
C) Manmohan Singh
D) Rajnath Singh
7 "World Radiography Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 14-Nov
B) 9-Nov
C) 5-Nov
D) 11-Nov
8 In a major blow to Congress party, Senior Congress leader and former union minister ________ quit the national congress party in Nov 2014 and announced his decision to float a new party in Tamil Nadu.
A) GK Vasan
B) P Chidambaram
C) Jayanthi Natarajan
D) K. V. Thangkabalu
9 The India Economic Summit was held in ________ from 4th November to 6th November 2014 under the theme "Redefining public-private cooperation for a new beginning". The World Economic Forum and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) jointly hosted the India Economic Summit.
A) Hyderabad
B) Mumbai
C) New Delhi
D) Bangalore
10 Veteran _________ Sadashiv Amrapurka passed away at a Mumbai private hospital in November. He was also awarded with two Filmfare awards during his entire career.
A) Director
B) Actor
C) Musician
D) Producer

11 Which senior congress leader has been inducted into the three-member Chief Information Commissioner Selection committee in Nov 2014? The committee will select the next Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), the post which is lying vacant now.
A) Kapil Sibal
B) Mallikarjun Kharge
C) P Chidambaram
D) Ajay Maken
12 Which team won Duleep Trophy title of cricket for the year 2014-15 held in Nov 2014?
A) South Zone
B) North Zone
C) Central Zone
D) West Zone


13 "Legal Services Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 14-Nov
B) 9-Nov
C) 5-Nov
D) 11-Nov
14 Who has been appointed as the new Financial Services Secretary in Nov 2014 by the Central Government? GS Sandhu with  and made over 60 Special and Joint Secretary-level appointments.Hasmukh Adhia, a 1981-batch Gujarat-cadre IAS officer, presently working as Additional Chief Secretary in the Finance Department of Gujarat government.
A) Hasmukh Adhia
B) GS Sandhu
C) Alok Rawat
D) Ratan P Watal
15 The Eurozone unemployment rate remained unchanged at ______ in September (announced in Nov 2014).
A) 6.5%
B) 8.9%
C) 11.5%
D) 12.9%
16 India has been ranked at ________ place In the latest ICC test rankings published in Dubai in Nov 2014.
A) 4th
B) 5th
C) 6th
D) 7th
17 Who was ranked as the top batsman In the latest ICC rankings published in Dubai in Nov 2014?
A) Kumar Sangakkara
B) A B Devilliers
C) Shivnarain Chanderpaul
D) Virat Kohli
18 Physicist Fabiola Gianotti has been appointed as first woman chief of CERN particle physics research centre in Nov 2014. She is from which country?
A) France
B) Italy
C) Germany
D) UK
19 European Union lowered its economic growth forecasts for the 18-country region to ________ for 2014 compared to earlier growth projection of 1.2% in Nov 2014.
A) 0.6%
B) 0.8%
C) 0.5%
D) 1%
20 Which company became the first listed Indian company in the list of 30 sensex companies to have more than 75% shareholding by Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) in Nov 2014? Recently the FIIs raised their stake in the company to a record-high of nearly 78% during the last quarter.
A) ICICI Bank
B) Infosys
C) HDFC
D) Reliance Industries 
21 Who has been appointed as the new chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) which is the apex authority of the Income-Tax Department, in Nov 2014?
A) K V Chowdary
B) Anita Kapur
D) Shashi Kant Sharma
D) A P M Mohammed Hanish
22 India's largest mobile operator _________ has called off its plans to acquire Mumbai based telecom operator Loop Mobile in Nov 2014, as it failed to secure regulatory approvals.
A) Vodafone
B) Aircel
C) Bharti Airtel
D) Reliance Communication


23 "Children's Day" is observed across India on ____________.
A) 14-Nov
B) 9-Nov
C) 5-Nov
D) 11-Nov
24 Which cricketer has been awarded with the ICC People's choice award for the year 2014 (announced in Nov 2014)?
A) AB de Villiers
B) Virat Kohli
C) Bhuvaneswar Kumar
D) Dale Steyn
25 Three Indian playerswere included in the ICC ODI team of the year 2014 as announced in Nov 2014. Who was not in the list?
A) Virat Kohli
B) Mohd. Shami
C) M S Dhoni
D) Rohit Sharma
26 Who has been ranked at No 1 place as per the Forbes's list of 100 most powerful people in the world published in Nov 2014?
A) Barack Obama
B) Xi Jinping
C) Pope Francis
D) Vladimir Putin
27 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was placed at ________ spot in the Forbes's list of 100 most powerful people in the world published in Nov 2014.
A) 12nd
B) 14th
C) 15th
D) 20th
28 The European Central Bank (ECB) has kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at record low of ________ in Nov 2014.
A) 0.025%
B) 0.05%
C) 0.1%
D) 0.5%
29 The ICC selection panel chaired by the ICC's Cricket Committee chairman has selected its Test and ODI Teams of the Year in Nov 2014. Who has been named as captain of the ICC Test Team of the Year 2014?
A) Michael Clarke
B) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
C) Angelo Mathews
D) AB de Villiers
30 The ICC selection panel chaired by the ICC's Cricket Committee chairman has selected its Test and ODI Teams of the Year in Nov 2014. Who has been named as captain of the ICC ODI Team of the Year 2014?
A) Michael Clarke
B) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
C) Angelo Mathews
D) AB de Villiers
31 India's batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has unveiled his much-awaited autobiography ___________ in Nov 2014 in the presence of some of his former teammates, celebrities and family members at function in Mumbai.
A) Playing It Own Way
B) Playing It This Way
C) Playing It My Way
D) None of These
32 Which Indian city has the largest number of internet users in India in 2014, as per the study conducted by the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) in Nov 2014?
A) New Delhi
B) Mumbai
C) Bangalore
D) Chennai


33 Which Social networking site has a button for its users to donate money to fight against the deadly Ebola disease and virus in Nov 2014?
A) LinkedIn
B) Google Plus
C) Facebook
D) Twitter
34 Who has been ranked at No 1 place in the Women's list as per the Forbes's list of 100 most powerful in the world published in Nov 2014?
A) Angela Merkel
B) Dilma Rousseff
C) Christine Lagarde
D) Virginia Rometty
35 "World Pneumonia Day" is observed across India on ____________.
A) 14-Nov
B) 12-Nov
C) 5-Nov
D) 11-Nov
36 USA unemployment rate stood at ______ in October (announced in Nov 2014).
A) 6.3%
B) 5.8%
C) 6.8%
D) 6.1%
37 Which footballer was awarded with the 2013-14 European Golden Boot award at the Meli¡ Castilla hotel in Madrid in Nov 2014?
A) Lionel Messi
B) Cristiano Ronaldo
C) Luis Suarez
D) Neymar
38 Which Indian private bank has signed a pact with the one of the largest banks in South Korea, NongHyup Bank (NH Bank), in order to improve cooperation in treasury, trade and other business between India and South Korea in Nov 2014?
A) ICICI Bank
B) Yes Bank
C) Axis Bank
D) HDFC Bank
39 Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD has projected __________ GDP growth for the Indian economy during the current year 2014 (announced in Nov 2014).
A) 5.8%
B) 5.4%
C) 6.2%
D) 4.9%
40 US fast food chain Burger King has opened its first store in India in which city in Nov 2014? It has also tied up with online e-commerce company eBay to launch its burgers online in India.
A) Hyderabad
B) Bangalore
C) Mumbai
D) New Delhi




Answers:
1 Ans) Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj and Himanshu Asnani
2 Ans) USD 5 million
3 Ans) 0.4%
4 Ans) Kenya
5 Ans) Lewis Hamilton
6 Ans) Manmohan Singh
7 Ans) 5-Nov
8 Ans) GK Vasan
9 Ans) New Delhi
10 Ans) Actor
11 Ans) Mallikarjun Kharge
12 Ans) Central Zone
13 Ans) 9-Nov
14 Ans) Hasmukh Adhia
15 Ans) 11.5%
16 Ans) 6th
17 Ans) Kumar Sangakkara
18 Ans) Italy
19 Ans) 0.8%
20 Ans) HDFC
21 Ans) Anita Kapur
22 Ans) Bharti Airtel
23 Ans) 14-Nov
24 Ans) Bhuvaneswar Kumar
25 Ans) Rohit Sharma
26 Ans) Vladimir Putin
27 Ans) 15th
28 Ans) 0.05%
29 Ans) Angelo Mathews
30 Ans) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
31 Ans) Playing It My Way
32 Ans) Mumbai
33 Ans) Facebook
34 Ans) Angela Merkel
35 Ans) 12-Nov
36 Ans) 5.8%
37 Ans) Cristiano Ronaldo
38 Ans) Axis Bank
39 Ans) 5.4%
40 Ans) New Delhi

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