Current Affairs Aug 2014 Quiz 14

131The Reserve Bank has projected India-s economic growth at _________ in the current financial year due to improvement in manufacturing activity and investment, in its annual report for the Financial Year 2013-14 published in Aug 2014.
 A) 4.8%
 B) 5.1%
 C) 5.5%
 D) 5.9%
  
132The Indian Banks- Association has elected ____________ as the Chairman of the Association for 2014-15 at its 67th annual general meeting in Aug 2014.
 A) KR Kamath
 B) TM Bhasin
 C) Arun Kaul
 D) SL Bansal

 
133Jnanpith award winner and famous ____________ writer U R Ananthamurthy passed away in Aug 2014. He was awarded with the Padma Bhushan in 1998, Jnanpith award in 1994, the state Rajyothsava award in 1984. He was also nominated for the 2013 Man Booker International Prize.
 A) Marathi
 B) Telugu
 C) Kannada
 D) Malayalam
  
134Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Pradhan Mantri Krishi Seenchayi Yojana to meet the irrigation needs of all farmers across the country in Aug 2014. Total __________ has been allocated for implementation of the scheme.
 A) Rs 100 crore
 B) Rs 500 crore
 C) Rs 1000 crore
 D) Rs 1500 crore
  
135An indigenously built anti-submarine warfare corvette named as __________ was inducted into the Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy in Aug 2014. This is the first of four ASW stealth corvettes designed by the Navy-s in-house organisation, the Directorate of Naval Design (DND), under Project 28.
 A) INS Kochin
 B) INS Kamorta
 C) INS Kolkata
 D) None of These
  
136__________-based wrestling academy, Guru Hanuman Akhara, has been chosen for Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar (RKPP) award for this year, as per a Sports Ministry release in Aug 2014.
 A) Punjab
 B) Haryana
 C) Delhi
 D) Rajasthan
  
137Online restaurant and food discovery site ____________ acquired Czech Republic-s and Slovakia's restaurant guides Lunchtime.cz and Obedovat.sk respectively for a total amount of USD 3.25 million in Aug 2014.
 A) Foodpanda.com
 B) Burp.com
 C) Zomato
 D) None of These
  
138Oscar-winning British actor, film director and producer Richard Attenborough, famous for his critically-acclaimed biopic on ____________, has passed away. Lord Attenborough won an Academy Award for best director for the biopic film in 1983. He also won four BAFTA Awards and four Golden Globe Awards
 A) Oskar Schindler
 B) Mahatma Gandhi
 C) Nelson Mandela
 D) Abraham Lincoln
  
139Who won the Belgian Grand Prix held in Aug 2014?
 A) Nico Rosberg
 B) Lewis Hamilton
 C) Daniel Ricciardo
 D) Valtteri Bottas
  
140In a significant ruling, India's higher court the Supreme Court has ruled in Aug 2014 that all coal mining licences awarded between __________ are illegal. During this period, different governments gave rights to mine coal to state and private companies in a manner which was "not fair and transparent" and without competitive bidding, said a bench headed by Chief Justice R.M Lodha.
 A) 1991 and 2012
 B) 1995 and 2010
 C) 1993 and 2010
 D) 1998 and 2012

 
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Answers:
131Ans) 5.5%
132Ans) TM Bhasin
133Ans) Kannada
134Ans) Rs 1000 crore
135Ans) INS Kamorta
136Ans) Delhi
137Ans) Zomato
138Ans) Mahatma Gandhi
139Ans) Daniel Ricciardo
140Ans) 1993 and 2010