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Daily Current Affairs Updates: 20 December 2014

1) Atletico de Kolkata defeated Kerala Blasters to win Inaugural edition of ISL: The Indian Super League trophy went to the traditional and most passionate home of Indian football as Atletico de Kolkata edged past Kerala Blasters 1-0 in the final in Mumbai on 20 December 2014, bringing the curtains down on what proved to be a successful inaugural event. Mohammad Rafique scored the most-important goal in the dying minutes to help Atletico de Kolkata emerge triumphant at the DY Patil Stadium. Here are the awards of ISL 2014
Golden Ball Award for the best player of the league: Iain Hume, Kerala Blasters
Golden Boot Award for the ISL's top scorer: Elano Blumer, Chennaiyin FC
Emerging Player Award: Sandesh Jhingan, Kerala Blasters
Golden Glove Award: Jan Seda, FC Goa
Goal of the League Award: Kostas Katsouranis, FC Pune City
Fair Play Award: Delhi Dynamos and Best Fans Award: Kerala Blasters

2) India exported its first warship ‘CGS Barracuda’ to Mauritius: By delivering an offshore patrol vessel to Mauritius, India on 20 December 2014 exported its first warship. “This is the first time that the export barrier has been breached. This would be the first among the long line of ships that we hope to export to various parts of the world,” Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said during the warship handing over ceremony. Built by defence PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) in Kolkata, the $58.5 million ‘CGS Barracuda’ measures 74.10 m in length.

3) India’s entry ‘Liar’s Dice’ out of Oscar race: India's official entry "Liar's Dice" is out of Oscars' race after it failed to make the cut in the Academy's shortlist in the best foreign film category. Nine films advanced to the next round of voting in the category for the 87th Academy Awards out of 83 movies that had qualified. "Liar's Dice", a road drama about a tribal woman's journey to find her missing husband, is the debut film of Geetu Mohandas. It stars Geetanjali Thapa and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles.

4) Australia beat India by 4 wickets in the second test: A listless India capitulated to a four-wicket defeat in the second Test against Australia with an inept batting display by the top-order to give the hosts an invincible 2-0 lead in the four-match series. Resuming at the overnight score of 71 for one, the visitors lost four wickets in quick succession with an addition of only 16 runs and were eventually bowled out for 224 in 64.3 overs. Chasing a paltry victory target of 128, Australians lost as many as six wickets but were always in control as they knocked off the required runs with more than a day to spare in what turned out to be a miserable fourth day for the Indians at the Gabba. Smith was named man of the match.

5) Morgan replaced Cook as England's World Cup captain: Eoin Morgan has replaced Alastair Cook as England's World Cup captain, The England and Wales Cricket Board announced on 20 December 2014.

6) Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo 2-0 to win Club World Cup: Real Madrid outclassed San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 in the Club World Cup final on 20 December 2014 to put a crown on their status as the best club in world football. The cup added to Madrid’s 2014 trophy haul of Champions League, Copa del Rey, and European Super Cup, and it will carry a 22-game winning streak into 2015.

7) Jyotsna Suri is new FICCI president: Jyotsna Suri, chairperson of Bharat Hotels Ltd, on 20 December 2014 took over as the president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of commerce & Industry (Ficci). Suri succeeded Sidharth Birla.

8) Indian-American Verma sworn in as US Ambassador to India: Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to India by Secretary of State John Kerry. 46-year-old Verma is the first ever Indian-American to be the top US diplomat in New Delhi. He is scheduled to arrive in India ahead of Kerry's visit to Delhi next month. US President Barack Obama will arrive in late January to attend the Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2015 as the Chief Guest.

9) Federal Bank CEO to head IBA panel on private banks: Federal Bank Managing Director and CEO Shyam Srinivasan has been appointed Chairman of the reconstituted Indian Banks’ Association committee on member private sector banks for 2014-15.  The panel consists of executives from 13 private banks. The committee looks after the specific needs of all the 23 private sector banks that are members of the IBA. The term of the committee is one year, according to a press release.

10) Flipkart files for conversion to a Public Company in Singapore: India’s e-commerce giant Flipkart, on 20 December 2014 announced a US $ 700 million investment with new investors. Along with the latest funding round, Flipkart Limited (incorporated at Singapore) has filed with ACRA Singapore for conversion to a Public Company.

11) RAW, CRPF get new chiefs: Rajinder Khanna will be the new chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India’s external intelligence agency. The government on 20 December 2014 also appointed Prakash Mishra, Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Union Home Ministry, the new Director-General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). A senior 1977-batch IPS officer of the Odisha cadre, Mr. Mishra has served as Director-General of the Odisha Police and in the National Investigation Agency (NIA). In choosing Mr. Khanna to head RAW, the government has preferred to look inside the organisation to pick a successor to Alok Joshi, who retires as its chief on December 31.

12) International Human Solidarity Day observed: The UN General Assembly, on 22 December 2005, by resolution 60/209 identified solidarity as one of the fundamental and universal values that should underlie relations between peoples in the Twenty-first century, and in that regard decided to proclaim 20 December of each year International Human Solidarity Day. This year's theme - 'Moving together as one'.

Dec 21, 2014

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Current Affairs Quiz: 20 December 2014c

1) Which cricket ground is set to stage record fifth ICC Cricket World Cup final in 2019 as announced recently?
(A) Eden Gardens, Kolkata
(B) Lord's, England
(C) MCG, Melbourne, Australia
(D) Wanderers, South Africa

2) India is participating in the development of software for world's largest telescope as announced recently. Name the location of this telescope?
(A) Oslo
(B) Perth
(C) Hawaii
(D) Alaska

3) Minorities Rights Day was observed on?
(A) 20 December
(B) 15 December
(C) 19 December
(D) 18 December 

4) Which players were named as men's and women's World Champions respectively for 2014 on 18 December 2014 by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)?
(A) Roger Federer & LI Na
(B) Rafael Nadal & Venus Williams
(C) Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams
(D) Bob Bryan & Sania Mirza

5) Which nation topped the FIFA year end rankings released on 18 December 2014?
(A) Germany
(B) Argentina
(C) Colombia
(D) Brazil

6) 'Yu' is the new brand released on 18 December 2014 by which domestic handset maker?
(A) Lava
(B) Micromax
(C) Spice
(D) Nokia

7) R K Srivastava was on 19 December 2014 appointed new chairman of?
(A) Airports Authority of India (AAI)
(B) Steel Authority of India (SAIL)
(C) Planning Commission of India
(D) Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)

8) Vistara, the airline joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, has recently announced the launch of its operation in India from?
(A) January 1, 2015
(B) January 26, 2015
(C) January 9, 2015
(D) December 25, 2014

9) Government has on 19 December 2014 approved ....% interest rate on provident fund deposits for 2014-15?
(A) 8.50%
(B) 8.25%
(C) 9%
(D) 8.75%

10) Miss World contest will no longer feature a swimsuit round, as announced by Julia Morley, chairwoman of the organisers recently. Miss World was founded by her husband Eric in which year?
(A) 1948
(B) 1991
(C) 1931
(D) 1951


1) Ans. (B) Lord's, Engaland
2) Ans. (C) Hawaii
3) Ans. (D) 18 December
4) Ans. (C) Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams
5) Ans. (A) Germany
6) Ans. (B) Micromax
7) Ans. (A) Airports Authority of India (AAI)
8) Ans. (C) January 9, 2015
9) Ans. (D) 8.75%
10) Ans. (D) 1951
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Current Affairs Daily Updates: 19 December 2014

1) R K Srivastava appointed new chairman of AAI: R K Srivastava, a 1984-batch Jharkhand-cadre IAS officer, was on 19 December 2014 appointed as the Chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for a five-year period. Civil Aviation Ministry issued an order to this effect. The selection board had interviewed 10 senior officials for the post of AAI chairman on September 25. The post of chairman was lying vacant after the superannuation of the then incumbent V P Agrawal.

2) Miss World swimsuit round cancelled after 63 years: The Miss World contest will no longer feature a swimsuit round, Julia Morley, chairwoman of the organisers, has said. Miss World was founded in 1951 by her late husband, Eric, and since then, the swimwear round had been a regular feature. But recently, she has come to feel that the round is unnecessary. Hence, the pageant has not been broadcasting it for some years. Rolene Strauss of South Africa was crowned the 64th Miss World in London on December 14 and the pageant was the last to include the swimwear round. 

3) Ashley Westwood to take over as Indian football coach in June: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is heavily backing Ashley Westwood to take over as India's youngest football coach. The 38-year-old English coach who guided Bengaluru FC to an amazing I-League triumph on debut, and that too with a team of rejects, has won the vote of confidence from the AIFF and his appointment only needs to be stamped by the technical committee which meets in Mumbai on Sunday.

4) Vistara opened bookings: Vistara, the airline joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, has announced the launch of its operation in India from January 9 onwards. With Delhi as its hub, Vistara will initially offer flights to Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The fares are substantially higher than those of its full-service carrier rivals, Jet Airways and government-owned Air India (AI). It, however, will be the first in India to offer premium economy seating and a value-based frequent flyer programme, where bonus points would be given not on miles flown but on what you pay.

5) Pakistan beats India in race to become CERN associate member: Pakistan on 19 December 2014 beat India in the race to become an associate member of Cern (European Organization for Nuclear Research), the world's largest particle physics laboratory that recently found some evidence of "God particle". Being an associate member will allow Pakistan to participate in the governance of Cern, through attending the meetings of the Cern council. Moreover, it will allow Pakistani scientists to become members of the Cern staff, and to participate in CERN's training and career-development programmes.

6) DRDO successfully tested an indigenous 1000 kg glide bomb: India on 19 December 2014 tested an indigenously developed 1,000-kg glide bomb, with a top official saying the country can now launch heavy bombs for delivery up to 100 km away with high precision. The bomb designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was dropped by an Indian Air force aircraft in the Bay of Bengal off Odisha, an official statement said.

7) Refugiado won best film award in 19th IFFK: Argentinean film Refugiado directed by Diego Lerman, a drama on a mother and her young son fleeing from domestic violence, won the Suvarna Chakoram for the Best Feature Film at the 19th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK). Japanese director Hiroshi Toda won the Rajatha Chakoram for the Best Director for the film Summer, Kyoto and Iranian director Hossein Shahabi won the Rajatha Chakoram for the best debut film for The Bright Day. Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam presented the awards at the closing ceremony of the festival held at the Nishagandhi Auditorium on 19 December 2014.

8) Government approved 8.75% interest rate on provident fund deposits for 2014-15: Over five crore subscribers of the EPFO will get 8.75 per cent interest this fiscal on their provident fund deposits - the same rate as the previous year. "Finance ministry has ratified the decision of the EPFO's central board of trustees (CBT) to retain 8.75 per cent rate of interest for the current fiscal," said a source. The rate was same in the previous year, 2013-14, when it was raised from 8.5 per cent in the 2012-13 fiscal.

9) Haryanvi twins hit record by conquering Seven Summits:  Two mountaineer sisters from Haryana achieved a unique world record on Tuesday. Nungshi and Tashi Singh Mallik became the first twins to climb Mt Vinson, the highest peak of Antarctica. In doing so, they created history by becoming the first siblings—and twins—to scale the tallest mountain peaks in all seven continents. They have also entered the hall of fame for mountaineers, the Seven Summit Club.

Dec 20, 2014

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West Bengal Circle PA/SA Exam 2014 Final Result Out

Friends.. West Bengal Postal Circle has today (20 December 2014) published the list of candidates selected under Direct Recruitment of Postal Assistants (Post Offices/SBCO/Circle Office/ Regional Office/SBCO) and Sorting Assistants for the year 2013 & 2014. TheAptitude Test for Chhattisgarh Circle was held on 25/05/2014 and Computer Test was held during October 2014. Now this is the final result. You can check the results from below link. Congratulations to all selected candidates!!

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Postal / Sorting Assistant Final Result 2014: Chhattisgarh Circle

Friends.. Chhattisgarh Postal Circle has on 18 December 2014 published the list of candidates selected under Direct Recruitment of Postal Assistants (Post Offices/SBCO/Circle Office/ Regional Office/SBCO) and Sorting Assistants for the year 2013 & 2014. The Aptitude Test for Chhattisgarh Circle was held on 27/04/2014 and Computer Test was held subsequently. You can check the results from below link. Congratulations to all selected candidates!!

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Current Affairs Questions 20 December 2014

1. On 18 December 2014, GSLV Mark-III-X successfully test fired along with human Crew module, CARE. CARE stands for _______________________________. GSLV MarkIIII

A. Delicate touch
B. Crew module Atmospheric Reentry Experiment
C. Cosmonaut Atmospheric Reentry Experiment
D. Crew module Atmospheric Research Experiment

B. Crew module Atmospheric Reentry Experiment
2. Recently, first five-star hotel in India's North East opened in ___________________.

A. Guwahati
B. Aizawl
C. Agartala
D. Imphal

A. Guwahati
3. For his efforts to enhance friendship and cooperation between India and Republic of Korea, which Indian businessman was conferred honorary citizenship of Busan,Korea ?

A. Rohit Gadia(CapitalVia)
B. Anand Mahindra(Mahindra & Mahindra)
C. Gautam Thapar(Avantha Group)
D. Venu Srinivasan(TVS)

D. Venu Srinivasan(TVS)

Busan is the second largest city in Korea, after Seoul.
4. Which travel services was in news for launching "Magic Cabs" in Bengaluru?

A. Helios Travel
B. Megadoot Travel
C. Vaayuinternational Travels Agencies
D. Ganga International Travel

A. Helios Travel
5. UN Security Council renewed Humanitarian aid to ___________ for 12 Months.

A. Iran
B. Iraq
C. Syria
D. Turkey

C. Syria
6. Which Indian-origin man has been inducted in an six-member Australian Multicultural Council (AMC), Australian national body that advices the government on multicultural affairs and policy programmes ?

A. Vasan Srinivasan
B. Purushottama Bilimoria
C. Kersi Meher-Homji
D. Indira Naidoo

A. Vasan Srinivasan
7. Which IT services company acquired a US based firm CareTech Solutions Inc?

A. Lockheed Martin
B. Amdocs
C. HTC Global Services
D. Dimension Data

C. HTC Global Services

Both companies are headquartered in Troy, Michigan.
8. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) for the year 2014-15 ?

A. KR Kamath
B. TM Bhasin
C. SL Bansal
D. Chanda Kochhar

B. TM Bhasin
9. Which country stands at the top in the Human Development Index 2014 ?

A. India
C. Norway
D. Finland

C. Norway
10. Name the chairman of UGC _________________.

A. Yashpal
B. Arun S. Nigavekar
C. Ved Prakash
D. G. Ram Reddy

C. Ved Prakash
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Important Current Affairs Questions: 19 December 2014

1) Name its heaviest next generation rocket test fired by ISRO on 18 December 2014, taking India much closer to realizing the dream of manned space flight?
(A) GSLV Mark-I
(B) GSLV Mark-II
(D) GSLV Mark-IV 

2) What is the theme of the new Government of India calendar 2015 launched recently?
(A) Incredible India
(B) Financial Inclusion
(C) Atithi devo bhava
(D) Clean India, Green India

3) Union Cabinet on 17 December 2014 approved the Constitutional Amendment Bill on Goods & Services Tax (GST). Government aims to implement GST from which date?
(A)  April 1, 2016
(B) January 1, 2016
(C) February 28, 2015
(D) April 1, 2015

4) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty on ICICI Bank and which other bank on 17 December 2014 for violation of its instructions on Know Your Customer (KYC)?
(A) Union Bank of India
(B) Bank of Baroda
(C) Indian Bank
(D) Federal Bank

5) Which among the following film was named the best first film by Toronto Film Critics recently?
(A) Liar's Dice
(B) Ship of Theseus
(C) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
(D) The Lunchbox

6) United States and which other country made a historic breakthrough in their Cold War stand-off on 17 December 2014, moving to revive diplomatic ties?
(A) Russia
(B) Brazil
(C) Cuba
(D) Japan

7) Which state government recently decided to name the school, in which Kailash Satyarthi winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize had his primary education, after him?
(A) Bihar
(B) Uttar Pradesh
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Himachal Pradesh

8) Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez and former Supreme Court judge KS Radhakrishnan were on 17 December 2014 given PETA India’s People of the Year award for their ontribution towards the protection of?
(A) Mangrove Forest
(B) Animals
(D) Orphan Childrens
(D) Water Bodies

9) Name the Indian-American who has been confirmed by the US Senate as a Federal judge in the District of Columbia recently?
(A) Amit Priyavadan Mehta
(B) Manoj Shyamalan
(C) Fareed Rafiq Zakaria
(D) Sanjay Gupta

10) Which country recently decided to honour its most famous author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, by featuring his face on its banknotes?
(A) Vietnam
(B) Indonesia
(C) Peru
(D) Colombia


1) Ans. (C) GSLV Mark-III
2) Ans. (D) Clean India, Green India
3) Ans. (A) April 1, 2016
4) Ans. (B) Bank of Baroda
5) Ans. (D) The Lunchbox
6) Ans. (C) Cuba
7) Ans. (C) Madhya Pradesh
8) Ans. (B) Animals
9) Ans. (A) Amit Priyavadan Mehta
10) Ans. (D) Colombia
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18th December 2014 Current Affairs Updates

1) GSLV Mark-III-X successfully test fired: The first experimental flight of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III registered success as it lifted off from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on the dot at 9.30 a.m. on 18 December 2014, taking India much closer to realising the dream of manned space flight. GSLV Mark-III-X is the heaviest rocket (630 tonnes) of India, which was launched on an experimental mission along with human Crew module Atmospheric Reentry Experiment (CARE). It was launched with an aim to check its atmospheric stability with luggage of around four tonne and to study re-entry characteristics of the crew module.

2) Gabriel Garcia Marquez to feature on Colombia bank notes:Colombia will honour its most famous author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, by featuring his face on its banknotes. The House of Representatives passed a bill recently asking the central bank to print a series of notes featuring the Nobel Prize winner's face. Garcia Marquez, the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and other popular works of magic realism, died in April in Mexico City.

3) Lord's set to stage record fifth ICC Cricket World Cup final: "Lord's Cricket Ground in London has been proposed as the venue for the ICC Cricket World Cup final when the tournament is staged in England and Wales in 2019 - and will also host the ICC Women's World Cup final in 2017," the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement. Lord's staged the first three ICC Cricket World Cup finals in 1975, 1979 and 1983. The West Indies won the first two finals - their only World Cup successes - while India recorded the first of their two World Cup triumphs in 1983.

4) Minorities Rights Day observed: Minorities Rights Day on 18 December 2014 was observed across the world to create awareness on rights of minorities. On this day, governments and NGO’s conduct debates on the recent developments in policies and practices in Minority Rights both in India and at the global level. 

5) Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic selected as ITF world champions: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were named as men's and women's World Champions for 2014 on 18 December 2014 by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). It is the fourth time that Djokovic has taken the top award after he won Wimbledon, the ATP World Tour finals and finished the year ranked number one in the world by the ATP. The 27-year-old Serb is one of only four men to be named ITF World Champion four or more times, alongside Ivan Lendl, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer. Williams won the US Open, the 18th Grand Slam title of her career, the WTA Tour Championship and was also ranked number one by the WTA. At 33 she is the oldest player ever to be named an ITF Singles World Champion.

6) Germany topped FIFA year end rankings: World champions Germany comfortably top the pile of the FIFA national team rankings revealed on 18 Dec 2014 despite a slump in form since their rampant campaign in Brazil. The top three remain unchanged since September with Lionel Messi's beaten World Cup finalists Argentina second and Colombia in third.

7) Micromax launched its YU brand: Yu, the new brand from domestic handset maker Micromax, on 18 December 2014 launched its first device named Yureka. The 4G device comes with Cyanogen operating system and is priced at Rs 8,999. The products launched under the ‘Yu’ brand will be sold through the online route, emulating Xiaomi's business model. Yureka, which is a dual SIM device, will be available for pre-registration on from December 19 and will be available from the second week of January. 

8) 'The Lunchbox' named best first film by Toronto Film Critics: Ritesh Batra's much lauded epistolary romance drama 'The Lunchbox' has been named best first feature by Toronto Film Critics. The film, which won the Critics Week Viewers Choice Award at Cannes Film Festival in 2013, tells the nostalgic love story between a lonely housewife and an about to retire widower, who get connected through a wrongly delivered lunchbox. The Mumbai-set film starred Irrfan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in key roles.

9) 'Clean India, Green India' theme of new Govt calendar: Clean India, Green India' is the theme of the new Government of India calendar 2015 which focuses on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative, the Swachh Bharat Mission. For the first time ever, a digital version of the calendar was also launched today in the form of a mobile phone app. PM Modi features on the first page of the calendar for the month of January wielding a broom to clean a roadside.

Dec 19, 2014

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Current Affairs Quiz 18 December 2014

1.minorities rights day Minorities Rights Day was observed across the world to create awareness on rights of minorities on _______________.

A. 12 December
B. 15 December
C. 17 December
D. 18 December

D. 18 December
2. The head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) ________ on 17 December 2014 resigned from his position.

A. Sri Srinivasan
B. Rajiv Raj Shah
C. Rohit Gupta
D. Nikki Haley

B. Rajiv Raj Shah
3. Who was appointed as first female bishop of the Church of England ?

A. Libby Lane
B. Ana Olivera
C. Stacey Jordan
D. Hanna Zdanowska

A. Libby Lane
4. Which Indian-American was appointed as Federal judge in the district of Columbia recently ?

A. Amit Priyavadan Mehta
B. Ajaypal Banga
C. Vistap Karbhari
D. Satish K. Tripathi

A. Amit Priyavadan Mehta
5. Druzhba-Dosti is term used for vision statement of _____________ released during the 15th Annual Summit held in New Delhi.

A. India and USA
B. India and Australia
C. India and Russia
D. India and Nepal

C. India and Russia
6. Which Marathi film nominated in the best picture category of the 87th Academy Awards, Oscars ?

A. Lai Bhaari
B. Sau Shashi Deodhar
C. Kapus Kondyachi Goshta
D. Dr. Prakash baba Amte

C. Kapus Kondyachi Goshta
7. For not accepting her bronze medal at Asian Games medal ceremony, International Boxing Association (AIBA) has banned Indian boxer Sarita Devi for _____________.

A. lifetime
B. 10 years
C. 2 years
D. 1 year

D. 1 year
8. Government of India has banned which terror group most recently ?

A. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
B. Al-Qaida
C. People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)
D. United National Liberation Front

A. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
9. Which country was in news for developing invisible pain beam weapon Poly WB-1 to break-up riots ?

A. India
B. China
C. Japan

B. China
10. Which twins from Dehradun, Uttarakhand became world’s 1st twin to climb highest peaks of seven continents ?

A. Phu and Phi Dorjee
B. Tashi Malik and Nungshi Malik
C. Premlata and Sayali Agarwal
D. Bachendri and Sunder Pal

B. Tashi Malik and Nungshi Malik

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Current Affairs Quiz 17 December 2014

1. Who headed the 14th Finance Commission?14th finance comission

A. Y.V.Reddy
B. A.M.Khusro
C. C. Rangarajan
D. Vijay Kelkar

A. Y.V.Reddy

The 14th Finance Commission was appointed on 2 January 2013 under the chairmanship of YV Reddy and was asked to submit its report by 31 October 2014. Further on 31 October 2014, the President of India issued order for extension of time for the 14th Finance Commission by two months.
The Commission submitted its report to President on 15 December 2014.
2.Who amongst following was Secretary of the 14th Finance Commission of India ?

A. I.Y.R.Krishna Rao
B. Omita Paul
C. Ramesh Negi
D. A N Jha

D. A N Jha
3. Which article of Indian Constitution deals with formation of Finance Commission ?

A. Art 124
B. Art 204
C. Art 280
D. Art 324

C. Art 280
4. Which business group acquired iconic Old War Office Building of Winston Churchill in Central London ?

A. Hinduja Group
B. Infosys
C. Tata Group
D. ArcelorMittal

A. Hinduja Group

The building was sold on a 250-year lease arrangement for an undisclosed amount.
5. Which bank launched mobile banking facility Bank "Aap Ki Muththi Mein"?

B. SBI Bank
C. HDFC Bank
D. Punjab National Bank

C. HDFC Bank
6. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on 14 December 2014 was re-elected for another four-year term. He is Prime Minister of __________.

A. Japan
B. Germany
C. South Korea
D. Singapore

A. Japan
7. Who was appointed as Pakistan Ambassador to the United Nations ?

A. Kunzang Choden Namgyel
B. Maleeha Lodhi
C. Abulkalam Abdul Momen
D. Durga Prasad Bhattarai

B. Maleeha Lodhi
8. Who has been appointed as the Director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) of India ?

A. Ajit Seth
B. Dineshwar Sharma
C. N. Sandhu
D. Asif Ibrahim

B. Dineshwar Sharma
9. Which Indian-American appointed as the 19th Surgeon General of America ?

A. Kumble R. Subbaswamy
B. Beheruz Sethna
C. Vivek Hallegere Murthy
D. Sarvadaman Chowla

C. Vivek Hallegere Murthy

He will be the first Indian-American to hold the post.
10. Which company acquired Anil Ambani led Media Works limited for 710 crore rupees ?

A. PVR Cinemas
B. Carnival Cinemas Limited
C. Inox
D. Adlabs

B. Carnival Cinemas Limited 
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