Current Affairs May 2014 Quiz 1

1Narendra Modi was sworn as the _______ Prime Minister of India by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on 26th May 2014.
 A) 16th
 B) 15th
 C) 14th
 D) 17th
2Who took oath as the new Home Minister as a part of Modi Government in May 2014.
 A) Rajnath Singh
 B) Arun Jaitley
 C) Sushma Swaraj
 D) Nitin Gadkari
3Which University topped the 2014 league table for the third consecutive time of '100 Under 50' institutions published by the 'Times Higher Education' (THE) magazine in May 2014?
 A) Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
 B) Pohang University of Science and Technology
 C) National University of Singapore
 D) None of These
4The US Federal Reserve reduced its massive bond-buying stimulus by USD 10 billion to ____________ in May 2014 as US economy continues to grow.
 A) USD 55 billion
 B) USD 45 billion
 C) USD 65 billion
 D) USD 35 billion
5"International Labour Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 8-May
 B) 3-May
 C) 11-May
 D) 1-May
6USA unemployment rate stood at ______ in April (announced in May 2014).
 A) 6.3%
 B) 7.1%
 C) 6.6%
 D) 6.9%
7Which pharma giant placed bid to acquire British pharma giant AstraZeneca for USD 106 billion in May 2014?
 A) Novartis
 B) Merck & Co.
 C) Pfizer
 D) Bayer
8Ford Motor promoted whom as its new chief executive officer from 1st July this year as current CEO Alan Mulally retires from the second-largest US automaker (announced in May 2014)?
 A) William Clay Ford, Jr.
 B) Mark Fields
 C) Joseph Hinrichs
 D) Lewis Booth
9The Supreme Court (SC) appointed _______, former judge of the high court of Australia, as the third arbitrator in May 2014 to resolve the dispute between the Central Government and Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd on KG basin.
 A) William Gummow
 B) Mary Gaudron
 C) Kenneth Hayne
 D) Michael Hudson McHugh
10The US Green Building Council (USGBC) has ranked India at _________ position among the list of top 10 countries for LEED outside of the United States in May 2014.
 A) 2nd
 B) 3rd
 C) 4th
 D) 5th

Check below for Answers:
1Ans) 15th
2Ans) Rajnath Singh
3Ans) Pohang University of Science and Technology
4Ans) USD 45 billion
5Ans) 1-May
6Ans) 6.3%
7Ans) Pfizer
8Ans) Mark Fields
9Ans) Michael Hudson McHugh
10Ans) 3rd