Daily Practice Quiz – 27 April 2015
|9026||Most part of the Cosmic rays that impinge on earth’s atmosphere are __?|
|D) Gamma rays|
|9027||A Cyclotron is ___?|
|A) A charged particle|
|B) A particle Accelerator|
|C) A magnetic particle|
|D) A radioactive particle|
1. Indian-American Surgeon Vivek Murthy was sworn-in as the US Surgeon General by Vice President Joe Biden at a ceremony. With this, he has become the youngest-ever in-charge of the country’s public health at the age of 37 only. He is now the highest ranking Indian-American in the US President Barack Obama Administration. He succeeded Boris D. Lushniak who had served as Surgeon General till December 2014.
2. Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor was awarded with the prestigious Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award 2015. He was presented the award by famous historian and writer Babasaheb Purandare. Famous Marathi actor Dilip Prabhavalkar was also awarded with the prestigious Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award 2015. Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award was instituted in 1999 in memory of Dinanath Mangeshkar, father of Lata Mangeshkar.
1. Famous Pakistani human rights activist, Sabeen Mahmud, has been shot dead in Karachi after hosting a talk on allegations of torture in the province of Baluchistan. She was a director of The Second Floor (T2F) cafe which organizes debates and art events.
2. World record holder Paula Radcliffe has been chosen for the inaugural John Disley London Marathon Lifetime Achievement Award after she completes the 2015 London Marathon. Radcliffe will be presented with the trophy by John Disley, who co-founded the event with Chris Brasher in 1981.
Daily Practice Quiz – 26 April 2015
|9021||What is the name of the mountain range in central Asia, where Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan come together?|
|A) Altai Mountains|
|B) Sayan Mountains|
|C) Ural Mountains|
|D) Baikal Mountains|
|9022||In which country Chukha Valley project is located?|
1. India has been ranked at 117th position in the list of 158 countries in terms of happiness index as per the World Happiness index released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network on 24th April
Switzerland was ranked as the world’s happiest country as it topped the third annual World Happiness index released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network on 24th April. Switzerland was followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada. Syria ranked as the least happy country (158th rank) in the world.
2. National Panchayati Raj Day was observed yesterday (24th April) across the country after the central government has decided to celebrate 24th April as National Panchayati Raj Day.
The same day marks the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24th April 1993. Ministry of Panchayati Raj organises National Conference on this day every year to commemorate the National Panchayati Raj Diwas.
3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi conferred the prestigious Jnanpith award on eminent Marathi litterateur Bhalchandra Nemade today. Mr Nemade is the 50th recipient of the prestigious award.
4. The Reserve Bank has revised priority sector lending norms to ensure a phased increase in loans to small farmers and to make smaller foreign banks to meet the 40% target over the next five years. Under the new guidelines, credit to small and marginal farmers should be 8% of a bank’s total credit by March 2017.
The RBI also said overdrafts of up to Rs 5,000 being extended by banks under the PM’s new financial inclusion drive will also be treated as priority sector lending (PSL), subject a cap on annual household income which is Rs 1 lakh for rural and Rs 1.60 lakh for non-rural households.
5. India’s largest private bank, ICICI Bank has launched an application for iWatch on expectations that those wearable payment solutions would pick-up soon after another bank HDFC Bank which announced the same a week ago.
The application will enable customers of ICICI Bank to view their transactions and do limited transactions such pay utility bill and recharge prepaid mobile.
1. A powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 on Richter scale struck Nepal and some Indian states in North and North-east Indian today. Nearly 900 people were killed and over 1000 people were injured in the natural calamity. Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was completely damaged in the quake. The nearly two-century old 9-storey landmark Dharhara tower in the centre of the capital collapsed and several people are feared trapped.
The earthquake with epicentre at Lamjung, around 80 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu, had its impact in several cities in Bihar, New Delhi, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.
2. World Malaria Day is observed today (25th April across the world) in order to raise awareness about the disease. The theme from 2013 to 2015 is“Invest in the future, Defeat malaria”to call attention to efforts to finish the job 2015. World Malaria Day was established and approved at the 60th World Health Assembly (WHA) in March 2007.
Daily Practice Quiz – 25 April 2015
|9016||What is the relationship between ‘Dear money’ & ‘Cheap money’ in Economics Terminology?|
|A) Both of the terms are synonyms|
|B) Both of them are antonyms|
|C) They are unrelated in terms of their meaning|
|D) Dear Money is white Money , cheap money is black money|
|9017||Which among the following strictly means ‘Dumping’?|
|A) Selling a commodity on a foreign market at a price above marginal cost|
|B) Selling a commodity on a foreign market at a price below marginal cost|
|C) Selling a commodity on a foreign market at a price at marginal cost|
|D) Selling a commodity on a foreign market at a price above Total cost|
Daily Practice Quiz – 24 April 2015
|9011||Which among the following committees gave its recommendations on “Customer Service”?|
|A) Bhootlingam Committee|
|B) Dantwala Committee|
|C) A Ghosh Committee|
|D) Goiporia Committee|
|9012||In which year Reserve bank of India introduced Special Fund Facility for Security Settlement SFFSS?|
1. The central government has decided to discontinue two awards named after former Prime Ministers of India Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. Those awards were conferred until last year to people based on outstanding work for promoting the progressive use of Hindi language.
Two new awards schemes named as the Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar and Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar were introduced for propagating the national language. ‘Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puruskar’ was renamed to Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar; and “Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Gyan-Vigyan Maulik Pustak Lekhan Puraskar” renamed to Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar Yojana’.
2. Indian Railways has launched an online monitoring mechanism named as ‘E – Samiksha” which aims to monitor implementation of various ongoing projects of Indian Railways on real-time basis including Rail Budget proposals.
Designed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), it was launched by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi. It was developed to make it a highly interactive web-based, user-friendly and customized system.
3. Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved to reduce of age of juveniles from 18 to 16 years for heinous crimes including murder and rape. The cabinet also approved to introduce Amendment to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014. This amendment will propose and add special provisions to tackle heinous offences like murder and rape committed by juveniles in the age group of 16-18 years.
The amendments in the bill adds provisions that in case a heinous crime committed by a person between 16 and 18 years, it will be examined by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) to assess if the crime was committed as a child or as an adult.
4. The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has approved Uttarakhand’s Rajaji National Park as India’s 48th Tiger Reserve. This is now Uttarakhand’s second tiger reserve after the Corbett Tiger Reserve. The park is a home to 315 bird species, 40 species of reptiles and fish and 400 Asian elephants.
5. National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) will be headed by Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu. The Commission, will be constituted by the center, is a body responsible for the appointment and transfer of judges to the higher judiciary in India.
The Commission is established by amending the Constitution of India through the ninety-ninth constitution amendment vide the Constitution (Ninety-Ninth Amendment) Act, 2014 passed by the Parliament in August last year.
6. The Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the India Today Group, Aroon Purie was named as the ‘Editor of the Year’ by the Jury for the International Advertising Association (IAA) India at an award ceremony in Mumbai on Saturday.
The International Advertising Association (IAA) is the world’s only globally focused integrated advertising trade association with membership representing advertisers, agencies and the media.
7. Jaya Prada was aawrded with Kalashree Award by the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Foundation for her contribution to the field of arts and entertainment. She acted in more than 200 films including films in regional languages like Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada.
8. India’s Cricket governing body, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar as chief adviser of Anti-Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU) of BCCI. He succeeds Ravi Sawant for a 1 year long tenure.
1. World Earth day was observed across the world yesterday (22nd April) to raise awareness regarding environment and build support for environmental protection around the world. This is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and the theme of year 2015 is “It’s Our Turn to Lead.” More than one billion people participate in Earth Day campaigns every year across the world.
2. Today (23rd April) is observed as World Book Day across the world to raise importance of reading books among all kind of people. World Book Day is an occasion to celebrate the importance of books in our life. UNESCO decided to observe 23rd of April as world book day as this day marks the death anniversary of both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes.
3. Pakistan conferred its top civilian award, Nishan-e-Pakistan, on Chinese President Xi Jinping after his contribution to improve of the relationship between the two countries. Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain conferred the award on 61-year-old Xi during a ceremony held at the President’s House.
4. Cricket South Africa has announced to launch Africa T20 Cup to promote the cricket and to nurture young talent in Africa continent. The tournament will feature Zimbabwe, Kenya, Namibia, hosts South Africa and 12 CSA affiliates and will be held from 4th September to 4th October 2015.