Current Affairs Oct 2014 Quiz 2

11An Indian-American professor, __________, has been shortlisted among 10 innovators to receive US National Medal of Science announced by USA President Barack Obama for their contribution to the field of science in Oct 2014. He is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan and is a member of major science and engineering academies in India.
A) A.V. Balakrishnan
B) Thomas Kailath
C) Avinash Kak
D) Aravind Joshi
12USA unemployment rate stood at ______ in September (announced in Oct 2014).
A) 6.3%
B) 7.1%
C) 5.9%
D) 6.1%

13Which country has test fired an upgraded version of its nuclear capable Dongfeng missile with a strike range of 10,000-km in September (announced in Oct 2014)?
A) Russia
B) North Korea
C) China
D) France
14Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated in India on ________.
A) 8-October
B) 2-October
C) 5-October
D) 11-October
15India ended its 17th Asian Games journey at the ________ place on the medal tally with total 57 medals include 11 Gold medal, 10 silver medal and 36 bronze medal.
A) Seventh
B) Eighth
C) Ninth
D) Tenth
16Who won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine due to their work related to discovery of the brain's GPS system?
A) John O'Keefe, Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser
B) Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura
C) Eric Betzig, William Moerner and Stefan Hell
D) Isamu Akasaki, Eric Betzi and Stefan Hell
17Which Tennis player won his fifth China Open Men-s singles title after defeating Czech-s Tomas Berdych in a straight set by 6-0, 6-2 in the final match in Oct 2014?
A) Novak Djokovic
B) Roger Federer
C) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
D) Stanislas Wawrinka
18Which Indian state has been ranked as the fastest growing state for the year 2013-14 with GDP growth rate of 11.08% in 2013-14?
A) Bihar
B) Gujarat
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Maharashtra
19Which Bollywood superstar was presented with the Global Diversity Award 2014 for his achievements in the field of movies and his involvement in philanthropic activities in Oct 2014? Speaker of Britain's House of Commons, the Rt Hon John Bercow presented the award to him.
A) Amir Khan
B) Shah Rukh Khan
C) Amitabh Bachchan
D) Salman Khan
20Which team won Champions League T20 2014 title held in Sep-Oct 2014?
A) Kolkata Knight Riders
B) Kings Eleven Punjab
C) Chennai Super Kings
D) None of These

11Ans) Thomas Kailath
12Ans) 5.9%
13Ans) China
14Ans) 2-October
15Ans) Eighth
16Ans) John O'Keefe, Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser
17Ans) Novak Djokovic
18Ans) Madhya Pradesh
19Ans) Shah Rukh Khan
20Ans) Chennai Super Kings

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