Current Affairs Aug 2014 Quiz 8

71Which Indian businessperson has been conferred the 18th MMA Amalgamations Business Leadership Award at a function in Chennai in Aug 2014 in recognition of his ability to foresee economic trends, manage change, take bold initiatives, sustain values and for his contributions to business, industry and society?
 A) Adi Godrej
 B) Azim Premji
 C) Ratan Tata
 D) N R Narayana Murthy
72Which country secured No 1 position based on the Global Peace Index, 2014 published by the Institute for Economics and Peace in Aug 2014?
 A) Iceland
 B) Denmark
 C) Australia
 D) Switzerland

73Indian-origin mathematician ____________ has been awarded the prestigious Fields Medal at the International Mathematical Union-s (IMU) International Congress of Mathematicians in Aug 2014 in Seoul for developing powerful new methods in geometry of numbers.
 A) Subhash Khot
 B) Akshay Venkatesh
 C) Manjul Bhargava
 D) Maryam Mirzakhani
74"Photography Day" is observed on __________________.
 A) 21-August
 B) 16-August
 C) 19-August
 D) 18-August
75Gurmail Singh received the Dhyan Chand award - 2014 in Aug 2014. He is associated with which sport?
 A) Hockey
 B) Wrestling
 C) Shooting
 D) Archery
76Iranian-born mathematician and Stanford University professor _________________ became the first woman and Iranian to win the Fields Medal this year in Aug 2014. Also Artur Avila became the first Brazilian and Martin Hairer became the first Austrian to win the medal.
 A) Maryam Mirzakhani
 B) Martin Hairer
 C) Artur Avila
 D) None of These
77Indian origin ___________ was awarded with the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize by the International Mathematical Union, at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2014 held in Seoul in Aug 2014. He was awarded for his -prescient definition of the -Unique Games- problem, and leading the effort to understand its complexity and its pivotal role in the study of efficient approximation of optimisation problems--.
 A) Subhash Khot
 B) Akshay Venkatesh
 C) Manjul Bhargava
 D) Maryam Mirzakhani
78United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) appointed three member to its Commission of Inquiry to probe possible war crimes and human rights violations during a month long conflict in Gaza on 12th August. The commission will be headed by ______________.
 A) Amal Alamuddin
 B) William Schabas
 C) Doudou Diene
 D) None of These
79Japan-s economy was contracted by an annualized rate of ____________ during April-June quarter due to a controversial sales tax increase by the Government recently (published in Aug 2014).
 A) 4.8%
 B) 5.1%
 C) 6.8%
 D) 7.9%
80The Reserve Bank of India has kept repo rate unchanged at ________ during its announcement of August 2014 monetary policy review.
 A) 8%
 B) 7.75%
 C) 7.25%
 D) 7%

Check below for answers:
71Ans) Ratan Tata
72Ans) Iceland
73Ans) Manjul Bhargava
74Ans) 19-August
75Ans) Hockey
76Ans) Maryam Mirzakhani
77Ans) Subhash Khot
78Ans) William Schabas
79Ans) 6.8%
80Ans) 8%