Current Affairs Aug 2014 Quiz 15

141Textiles Ministry has inked a pact with which domestic e-commerce company in Aug 2014 to provide an online marketing platform to handloom weavers across the country in order to boost the handloom sector, empower the weavers and uplift manufacturing in the country?
 B) Snapdeal
 C) Flipkart
 D) Zomato
142Central Government has appointed ____________ as the new chief of Joint Intelligence Committee, a body tasked to assess intelligence gathered by various intelligence agencies including IB and RAW and functions under the National Security Council Secretariat, in Aug 2014.
 A) Nehchal Sandhu
 B) Arvind Gupta
 C) R N Ravi
 D) Shashi Kant Sharma

143Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has awarded ____________ with the ICSI Life Time Achievement Award 2013 for Excellence in Corporate Governance in Aug 2014.
 A) Azim Premji
 B) Ratan Tata
 C) N R Narayana Murthy
 D) Shiv Nadar
144Which Global company ___________ announced acquisition of the videogame platform Twitch for USD 1 billion in AUg 2014 which will enable millions of people to watch games being played on the site.
 A) Google
 B) eBay
 C) Amazon
 D) Yahoo
145South Africa-s economy grew by ________ during April-June quarter of the current year, which helps the economy to avoid recession (announced in Aug 2014).
 A) 0.2%
 B) 0.6%
 C) 0.9%
 D) 1.7%
146Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Karnataka in Aug 2014?
 A) Kalyan Singh
 B) Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala
 C) C. Vidyasagar Rao
 D) Mridula Sinha
147Bhartiya Janata Party has announced a ___________-member Parliamentary Board in Aug 2014 which includes names of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP general Secretary J P Nadda among others. Veteran party leaders LK Advani and MM Joshi were not included in the board but were included in a new body, the 'Margdarshak Mandal'. The 'Margdarshak Mandal' (guiding body) is a five-member body that consitutes of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Narendra Modi, LK Advani, MM Joshi and Rajnath Singh.
 A) Ten
 B) Twelve
 C) Fourteen
 D) Fifteen
148Who has been elected as First President of Indian Steel Association (ISA), which was formally launched by Major domestic steel producers on 26th August 2014?
 A) Sajjan Jinda
 B) TV Narendran
 C) C.S.Verma
 D) P Madhusudan
149India-s telecom major __________ and will come together to plant 3,00,000 saplings under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative to develop country-s first private wildlife corridor between Kanha and Pench Tiger Reserve. Both the companies have announced this campaign in Aug 2014.
 A) Aircel
 B) Vodafone
 C) Bharti Airtel
 D) Reliance Communication
150Indian women cricket captain ___________ has retained No 1 rank for batters in the latest ICC women-s rankings published in Aug 2014.
 A) Mithali Raj
 B) Jhulan Goswami
 C) Poonam Raut
 D) Amita Sharma

Check below for answers:
141Ans) Flipkart
142Ans) R N Ravi
143Ans) Shiv Nadar
144Ans) Amazon
145Ans) 0.6%
146Ans) Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala
147Ans) Twelve
148Ans) C.S.Verma
149Ans) Vodafone
150Ans) Mithali Raj