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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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India's heaviest rocket GSLV-Mark III successfully test-fired

* Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 18 December 2014 successfully conducted an experimental test-flight of GSLV MK III carrying a crew module, to be used in future manned space missions.

* GSLV MK III, which is the heaviest launch vehicle Isro has ever made, lifted off from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota at 9.30am.

* "We have completed the first experimental test-flight of GSLV Mark III. The performance of solid and liquid propulsion stages happened as expected. The crew module has plunged into the sea. The next developmental flight of the launch vehicle will be done in the next two years," Isro chairman K Radhakrishnan said.

* The GSLV's integral cryogenic engine phase was in a passive state and the suborbital test-flight was conducted mainly to test the flight validation of the launch vehicle and its new telemetric systems, apart from the atmospheric reentry pattern and thermal resistance of the module during the Crew Module Atmosphereic Re-entry Experiment (CARE).

* The rocket soared from the launch pad after a 24-hour countdown that commenced on Wednesday morning. The crew module separated from the rocket at an altitude of 126 km and then re-entered into the earth's atmosphere at 80 km. It then followed an uncontrolled trajectory into the Bay of Bengal about 180 km off the Andaman Nicobar Islands.

* GSLV Mark III is being projected as Isro's most advanced launch vehicle capable of injecting heavier satellites like GSAT 19e. The 630.5 tonne rocket has two active solid and liquid propulsion stages, S 200 and L110 respectively in addition to its cryogenic engine C 25 X which in in a passive state.
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Current Affairs Quiz 18 December 2014

1) Which website has emerged as the most searched website in India this year, as per the report of search engine giant Google, released recently?
(A) SBI Online
(B) Flipkart
(C) Snapdeal

2) Reserve Bank on 16 December 2014 increased RTGS business hours to 12 hours from 8 am to 8 pm on weekdays, effective December 29. Which are the existing business hours for RTGS on weekdays?
(A) 9 am to 4.30 pm
(B) 6 am to 3 pm
(C) 9 am to 7 pm
(D) 11 am to 1 pm

3) Which terrorist organisation of Pakistan stormed the premises of the Army Public School in Peshawar on 16 December 2014 and shot dead about 141 people, 132 of them students?
(A) Lashkar-e-Omar (LeO)
(B) Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)
(C) Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP)
(D) Tehreek-e-Jaferia Pakistan (TJP)

4) Which bank on 16 December 2014 launched 'Bank Aap Ki Muththi Mein,' an offering that literally turns a mobile phone into a bank branch?
(A) ICICI Bank
(B) Axis Bank
(C) HDFC Bank
(D) Kotak Mahindra Bank

5) Name the Union Health Minister who on 16 December 2014 stated in Rajya Sabha that Govt launched a National Health Portal ( to provide healthcare information to the citizens of the country?
(A) Ram Vilas Paswan
(B) Dr. Najma A. Heptulla
(C) Dr Harsh Vardhan
(D) J P Nadda

6) 14th Finance Commission submitted its report to President on 16 December 2014. Who among the following is the head of 14th Finance Commission?
(A) A N Jha
(B) Bimal Jalan
(C) YV Reddy
(D) D Subbarao

7) Name the first made-in-India nuclear submarine which began its sea trials on 16 December 2014?
(A) INS Arihant
(B) INS Kalvari
(C) INS Khanderi
(D) INS Aridhaman

8) Indian-American physician Vivek Hallegere Murthy has been confirmed as the 19th Surgeon General of which country recently?
(A) Russia
(B) Germany
(C) Italy

9) India's woman boxer Sarita Devi was on 17 December 2014 banned by International Boxing Association (AIBA) for how many years for her refusal to accept a bronze medal during the Incheon Asian Games earlier this year?
(A) 1
(B) 3
(C) 2
(D) Lifetime

10) PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas on Jan 8, 2015 as announced recently. Which city is hosting the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2015?
(A) New Delhi
(B) Kochi, Kerala
(C) Gandhinagar, Gujarat
(D) Madurai, TamilNadu


1) Ans. (D) IRCTC
2) Ans. (A) 9 am to 4.30 pm. On Saturdays it will be till 2 pm.
3) Ans. (B) Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)
4) Ans. (C) HDFC Bank
5) Ans. (D) J P Nadda
6) Ans. (C) YV Reddy
7) Ans. (A) INS Arihant
8) Ans. (D) USA
9) Ans. (A) 1
10) Ans. (C) Gandhinagar, Gujarat
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Daily Current Affairs Updates: 17 December 2014

1) Cabinet approved GST Constitutional Amendment Bill: The Union Cabinet on 17 December 2014 approved the Constitutional AmendmentBill on Goods & Services Tax (GST), inching closer to the rollout of an ambitious indirect tax reform expected to raise revenues and boost growth. The government aims to implement GST by April 1, 2016 and has been working overtime to get states on board. The tax reform is a centrepiece of the Narendra Modi government's economic agenda. Sources said the government hopes to introduce the bill in the current session of Parliament. 

2) AIBA banned boxer Sarita Devi for 1 year: India's woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi was on 17 December 2014 slapped with a one-year ban by International Boxing Association (AIBA) for her refusal to accept a bronze medal during the Incheon Asian Games earlier this year in South Korea. Also, India's foreign coach BI Fernandez and Sarita's husband Thoiba Singh were banned for two years, but chief national coach GS Sandhu was not found guilty and hence his suspension was lifted. The boxer's personal coach Lenin has been banned for a year.

3) RBI fined ICICI, Bank of Baroda for violation of KYC: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty on ICICI Bank (Rs.50 lakh) and Bank of Baroda (Rs.25 lakh) for violation of its instructions on Know Your Customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) norms. It also cautioned State Bank of India, Axis Bank and State Bank of Patiala for these violations. The RBI said that some fraudsters had managed to open fictitious accounts in the name of a statutory organisation in these five banks and operated the accounts mainly for encashing cheques/demand drafts/postal orders, of which they were not the rightful owners, for periods ranging from one month to two years, without being detected by the banks.

4) U.S and Cuba agreed to re-establish diplomatic ties: The United States and Cuba made a historic breakthrough in their Cold War stand-off on Wednesday, moving to revive diplomatic ties and launch measures to ease a five-decade U.S. trade embargo. In the wake of a prisoner exchange, President Barack Obama said the United States was ready to review trade ties and to re-open its embassy in communist Cuba that has been closed since 1961.

5) Satyarthi’s school to be named after him: The government school in Vidisha, in which Kailash Satyarthi, winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize had his primary education, is set to be named after him. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced this at a function here to felicitate Mr. Satyarthi, who was on his first visit to the State after receiving the coveted prize.

6) PM to inaugurate Pravasi Bhartiya Divas on Jan 8 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar on January 8. "On the morning of January 8, the Prime Minister will first inaugurate the 'Salt Mound' structure near Mahatma Mandir before officially inaugurating the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. He will be accompanied by MoS for External Affairs, General (retd) V K Singh and many dignitaries," state Finance Minister Saurabh Patel told.  The day is held to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of the country.

7) Indian-American Amit Priyavadan Mehta confirmed as a Federal judge by the US Senate: Indian-American Amit Priyavadan Mehta has been confirmed by the US Senate as a Federal judge in the District of Columbia, becoming the first Asian Pacific American to occupy this vital position. Nominated by the US President, Barack Obama in July this year, Mehta has been a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder since 2010, where he represents clients in civil and criminal matters before the State and Federal courts.

8) Jacqueline Fernandez and KS Radhakrishnan to get PETA India’s People of the Year award: Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez and former Supreme Court judge KS Radhakrishnan have been given PETA India’s People of the Year award for their contribution towards the protection of animals. The animal rights organisation named Ms. Fernandez as ‘Woman of the Year’ and justice (retd) Radhakrishnan as ‘Man of the Year’. “Justice (Retd) Radhakrishnan and Fernandez are role models who uphold this mandate for kindness to animals through the actions they take, as we all should,” PETA U.K. director Mimi Bekhechi, said.

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16th December 2014 Current Affairs Updates

1) 132 School children massacred by Taliban at Army Public School in Peshawar:  Six militants of the Tehreek-e-Taliban stormed the premises of the Army Public School in Peshawar and shot dead about 141 people, 132 of them students, going from classroom to classroom seeking their prey. Claiming responsibility for the attack, TTP spokesman Muhammad Khorasani said in a statement sent to the media, that the Taliban were forced to attack the school because of Operation Zarb-e-Azb and Operation Khyber-I . “We claim responsibility. We have sent in six attackers, [however by late evening nine militants were taken out], including target killers and suicide attackers. They have been ordered to shoot the older students, but not the children. We are giving them direct instructions to not harm minors. We want them [the army] to feel our pain because they target our families,” Khorasani boasted.

2) India banned Islamic State: The dreaded IS terror group has been banned in India, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh disclosed on 16 December 2014, days after a Bangalore techie was allegedly found tweeting in support of the terrorist organisation. “We have banned this organisation [IS] as a first step. I will like to inform [the House] that the group has been banned under the Unlawful Activities [Prevention] Act,” he said during Question Hour.

3) IRCTC is the most searched website in India this year: Lok Sabha elections this year, which saw extensive use of various digital platforms for political campaigns, has topped the list of trending topics this year in India, search engine giant Google said. According to Google India's annual 'Year in Search' (YIS), other top trends on the website included FIFA 2014, iPhone 6, GATE 2015 and Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Modi was also the most searched politician this year, coming ahead of Bollywood biggies like Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. This is for the first time a politician has gained more search popularity than entertainment celebrities, Google said. In terms of top searches across categories, IRCTC topped the list, followed by Flipkart, SBI Online, Snapdeal and PNR Status.

4) HDFC Bank launched 'Bank Aap Ki Muththi Mein' initiative:  HDFC Bank on 16 December 2014 launched 'Bank Aap Ki Muththi Mein,' an offering that literally turns a mobile phone into a bank branch. "A bank branch the size of your palm that is with you round-the-clock, wherever you are," HDFC Bank said. With over 75 transactions -- all a touch away -- it offers the customer the widest range of transactions conceivable, the bank said.

5) Govt launched National Health Portal to create awareness about health issues: The union ministry of health and family welfare has launched a National Health Portal ( to provide healthcare information to the citizens of the country. “This portal will serve as a single point of access for consolidated and authentic information and resources on the health sector to a wide spectrum of users such as academicians, citizens, students, healthcare professionals and researchers,” Union Health Minister J P Nadda said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on 16 December 2014.

6) 14th Finance Commission submitted its report to President: The 14th Finance Commission headed by former RBI Governor YV Reddy submitted its report to the President of India on 15 December 2014. The report was submitted by A N Jha, Secretary of the Finance Commission to Omita Paul, Secretary to the President of India.

7) INS Arihant, first made-in-India nuclear submarine began sea trials: In a major boost to indigenisation of defence manufacturing, India's first nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed submarine INS Arihant was on 16 December 2014 flagged off by the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar from Vizag for sea trials. India is the only nation in the Indian Ocean region to have a nuclear submarine and the sixth in the world to have the capability to design and construct a nuclear submarine. 

8) Vivek Murthy is USA's new surgeon general: Thirty seven-year-old Indian-American physician Vivek Hallegere Murthy has been confirmed as the 19th Surgeon General of America by U.S. Senate. He is youngest person and first person of Indian-origin to hold the post. The upper house of US Congress confirmed Mr. Murthy’s nomination by 51 votes to 43 more than year after President Barack Obama had nominated him to this top administration post on public health issues in November 2013 which saw a strong opposition from the powerful pro-gun lobby National Rifle Association (NRA).

9) Vijay Diwas observed across the country: Vijay Diwas was observed across the country on 16 December 2014. On this day, nation remembers martyrs, who laid down their lives during Indo-Pak War of 1971.

10) Government launched Rashtriya Gokul Mission for indigenous cattle: To conserve and develop indigenous bovine breeds, government has launched 'Rashtriya Gokul Mission' under the National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development (NPBBD). Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh told Lok Sabha that the NPBBD was launched earlier this year with an integrated, holistic and scientific approach to improve and upgrade the genetic makeup of bovines.

11) RTGS business hours increased to 12 hours on weekdays: To promote electronic payments, the Reserve Bank on 16 December 2014 increased RTGS business hours to 12 hours from 8 am to 8 pm on weekdays, effective December 29. On Saturdays, the RTGS (real time gross settlement) system of online fund transfer will be open from 8 am to 3.30 pm, the RBI said in a circular. The existing business hours are 9 am to 4.30 pm on weekdays and till 2pm on Saturdays. The current minimum amount that can be transferred through this channel is Rs 2 lakh. The circular did not mention whether the this amount has been revised or not.

Dec 16, 2014

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Daily Current Affairs Updates: 15 December 2014

1) Gunman, 2 hostages killed as cops storm Sydney cafe to end 16-hour siege: Amid a barrage of gunfire, police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early on 15 December 2014 to end a 16-hour hostage siege by an Iranian-born gunman. Police said three people were killed — the gunman and two of the hostages — and four others were wounded. Police raided the Lindt Chocolat Cafe after they heard a number of gunshots from inside, said New South Wales state police commissioner Andrew Scipione. The gunman was identified as Man Haron Monis, who once was prosecuted for sending offensive letters to families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan.

2) IOC is India's biggest company: Fortune 500 list: State-run Indian Oil Corporation is the country's largest company in terms of revenue, followed by Reliance Industries and Bharat Petroleum in the second and third place respectively, according to the Fortune 500 list of Indian companies for 2014. Indian Oil Corp (IOC) tops the chart with an annual revenue of Rs 5,00,973 crore, while Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd's (RIL) full-year revenue is Rs 4,44,021 crore.

3) Steven Smith appointed new Australian Cricket Captain: Twenty-five-year-old Steven Smith will captain Australia against India at the Gabba from Wednesday in Michael Clarke's absence, Cricket Australia announced on 15 December 2014. With regular skipper Clarke expected to miss the rest of the four-match Test series due to injury, Smith was handed the job after Australia's first Test victory in Adelaide on Saturday.

4) Viswanathan Anand beats Michael Adams to win London Classic: Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round on 15 December 2014.

5) Lewis Hamilton won BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014: Lewis Hamilton has been voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014. The 29-year-old Mercedes driver won his second Formula 1 world title this season and joined an exclusive club by becoming the fourth Briton to win the drivers' championship at least twice. Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy was runner-up, with athlete Jo Pavey third. 

6) Vistara received flying licence, to start operations soon: Air travellers will soon have more choice. The Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines (SIA) joint venture full service airline, Vistara, is all set to take the skies next month. The directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) on 15 December 2014 gave Vistara the air operator permit (AOP, read licence) which now paves the way for what will be India's third full service airline after Air India and Jet, to take off.

7) Inflation hits a zero, lowest in over 5 years: Wholesale price inflation hit a zero level in November, the lowest in about five and half years, on account of decline in prices of food, fuel and manufactured items. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation was at 1.77 per cent in October and 7.52 per cent in November 2013.

8) Reliance MediaWorks sold Big Cinemas to Carnival Films: Carnival Films Pvt. Ltd, backed by a Kochi-based commodity trader, has agreed to acquire a 100% stake in multiplex operator Big Cinemas, a division of tycoon Anil Ambani’s Reliance MediaWorks Ltd, for around Rs.700 crore in a deal that will further consolidate the movie exhibition industry.

9) Petrol, diesel rates cut by Rs 2 per litre: State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) slashed fuel rates by Rs 2 per litre effective 16 December 2014, sending pump prices of petrol to a 45-month low and diesel to the least in the last 17 months. This is the eighth consecutive reduction in petrol prices in the last four months and the fourth in diesel since October 18, when the Cabinet deregulated the fuel, oil company executives said.

10) Nation paid homage to Sardar Patel on his 64th death anniversary: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 Dec 2014 paid tribute to independent India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 64th death anniversary. "On his Punya Tithi, I pay my respects to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. India will forever be indebted to Sardar Patel for his tireless efforts to unite the nation", the prime minister said in a statement.
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Current Affairs Questions 16 December 2014

Daily Current Affairs Questions

1. Arunima SinhaPrime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 December 2014 launched a book titled "Born Again on the Mountain" by __________.

A. Krushnaa Patil
B. Arunima Sinha
C. Kalpana Dash
D. Bachendri Pal

B. Arunima Sinha

She is the first Indian amputee and first female amputee to climb Mount Everest.
2. Recently who became longest serving Chief Minister of India ?

A. Pawan Chamling (Sikkim)
B. N. Chandrababu Naidu(Andhra Pradesh)
C. Omar Abdullah(Jammu and Kashmir)
D. Tarun Gogoi (Assam)

A. Pawan Chamling (Sikkim)
He completed his 20 years in the office on 12 December 2014. He has been chief minister of Sikkim since 12 December 1994.
3. Rolene Strauss has been named the winner of the Miss World 2014. She is from _____________.

A. Indonesia
B. Kenya
C. South Africa
D. Peru
C. South Africa
4. Anerood Jugnauth was appointed as Prime Minister of ___________by the President for the sixth time.

A. Fiji
B. Mauritius
C. Malaysia
D. Maldives

B. Mauritius

Previously Jugnauth served as President of Mauritius from 2003 to 2012. He has also severed as Prime Minister of Mauritius from 1982 to 1995 and again between 2000 and 2003.
5. Which Indian film was nominated for Oscar contenders of 2014 in two categories namely Best Picture and Best Original Score ?

A. Jal
B. Kochadaiiyaan
C. Mary Kom
D. Daawat-E-Ishq

A. Jal

The other Indian film nominated for the Best Original score is Kochadaiiyaan starring Rajnikant. The music composition by A.R. Rahman.
6. India set a new world record for the world’s largest human formation of a national by creating Tricolour by participation of 50000 volunteers in _____________.

A. New Delhi
B. Pune
C. Chennai
D. Bhubaneswar

C. Chennai
7. Grihanandan Singh died recently. He was a well-known player of _____________.

A. Cricket
B. Badminton
C. Hockey
D. Athlete

C. Hockey

He won two Olympic gold medals with the Indian team.
8. National Energy Conservation Day observed on ________________.

A. 15 December
B. 14 December
C. 11 December
D. 3 December

B. 14 December
9. Which Indian businessman was awarded Swiss Ambassador Award for inspirational and socially responsible leadership ?

A. Azim Premji
B. Venugopal Dhoot
C. Anand Mahindra
D. Shiv Nadar

A. Azim Premji
10. Indian Communication Satellite GSAT-16 was on 7 December 2014 launched successfully from Kourou space port in __________.

A. Russia
B. French Guiana
C. India
D. West Indies
B. French Guiana
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15 December 2014 Current Affairs Latest Questions

1) Rolene Strauss, who won the Miss World 2014 is from which country?
(A) Hungary
(C) Honduras
(D) South Africa

2) Which country won the Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 on 14 December 2014?
(A) Germany
(B) Pakistan
(C) Australia
(D) India

3) Shinzo Abe was on 14 December 2014 re-elected as the Prime Minister of?
(A) Taiwan
(B) Malaysia
(C) Japan
(D) South Korea

4) Aishwarya Rai was on 14 December 2014 felicitated at Miss World 2014for her commitment to "beauty with a purpose". In which year did Aishwarya Rai won the Miss World title?
(A) 1991
(B) 1994
(C) 1996
(D) 1999

5) Anerood Jugnauth was named as the Prime Minister of which country on 14 December 2014?
(A) Nepal
(B) Vietnam
(C) Mauritius
(D) Uganda

6) UN Climate Talks held at which city on 14 December 2014 reached an agreement to fight global warming?
(A) Lima, Peru
(B) Paris, France
(C) New Delhi, India
(D) Phnom Penh, Cambodia 

7) Name the Indian-origin who has been appointed as chairman of Santander UK, becoming the first woman to head a major British bank recently?
(A) Nadasha Kriti
(B) Shriti Vadera
(C) Priyanka Agnik
(D) Krishna Kripa

8) National Energy Conservation Day was observed on?
(A) December 11
(B) December 2
(C) December 23
(D) December 14

9) Name the former Union minister who has been appointed as a member of a board providing policy advice to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on 14 December 2014?
(A) Kamal Nath
(B) Shashi Tharoor
(C) Jairam Ramesh
(D) Ambika Sony

10) In his third 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on radio on 14 December 2014 PM Narendra Modi talked about the menace of which among the following?
(A) Terrorism
(B) Drugs
(C) Cyber Attack
(D) Female Foeticide


1) Ans. (D) South Africa
2) Ans. (A) Germany
3) Ans. (C) Japan
4) Ans. (B) 1994
5) Ans. (C) Mauritius
6) Ans. (A) Lima, Peru
7) Ans. (B) Shriti Vadera
8) Ans. (D) December 14
9) Ans. (C) Jairam Ramesh
10) Ans. (B) Drugs
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