GK & Current Affairs: May 2, 2014

1. The “Fazendas” are the areas of plantation found in ___?

Fazendas are the areas of plantation throughout the Brazil. It was earlier refers to the area of Sugar and Coffee production. Fazendas now denotes any kind of farm.

2. Khaled Chowdhury, who passed away recently, was a famous personality in ____?
[A]Tamil Theatre
[B]Telugu Theatre
[C]Bengali Theatre
[D]Gujarati Theatre

Bengali Theatre
Khaled Chowdhury was a famous theatre personality in Bengali. He worked for various directors of both Bengali and Hindi plays. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to theatre in India on 26th January 2012.

3. According to latest World Bank report which of the following are the world’s most expensive economies?
[A]Sweden and Norway
[B]Switzerland and Netherland
[C]Denmark and Norway
[D]Switzerland and Norway

Switzerland and Norway
Switzerland and Norway are placed as the world’s most expensive economies as the latest report published by World Bank. They are followed by Bermuda, Australia and Denmark in the list.

4. Recently, which among the following has become the world’s first Island to secure a constant supply of electricity by combining wind and water power?
[A]El Hierro
[D]Victoria Island

El Hierro
El Hierro-the smallest of Spain’s Canary Islands became the Island to secure a constant supply of electricity by combining wind and water power.

5. A political party will be treated as a National Party when it as recognised political party in __ or more states. Fill the blank with correct option?

If a political party is treated as a recognised political party in four or more states, it shall be known as National Party throughout the whole of India, but only so long as that political party continues to fulfil thereafter the conditions for recognition in four or more states on the results of any subsequent general election either to the House of the people or to the Legislature Assembly of any State.

6. The “Berne Convention”, is an international agreement related to ___?
[A]Sea Routes
[C]Chemical weapons
[D]Gold mining’s

The Berne convention is an international agreement governing copyright which was first accepted in Berne, Switzerland.

7. Recently, scientists have created a world’s first “solar” jet fuel under the project named “Solar-Jet” fuel by using ____?
[A]Water and Hydrogen
[B]Water and Carbon dioxide
[C]Water and Oxygen
[D]Water and Nitrogen

Water and Carbon dioxide
A research project named “Solar-Jet” funded by the European Union has produced the world’s first jet fuel from water and carbon dioxide. In the Solar-Jet project, researchers used concentrated light-stimulated sunlight-to convert carbon dioxide and water to synthesis Gas in a high temperature solar reactor containing metal-oxide based material developed at ETH Zurich. The Syngas was then converted into kerosene by shell using the established “Fischer-Tropsch” process.

8. The ‘Willy Willy” is the local name for a tropical storm in ____?


9. The Lake Victoria forms the boundary between which of the following countries?
[A]Tanzania and Uganda
[B]Uganda and Nairobi
[C]Uganda and Kenya
[D]Kenya and Tanzania

Tanzania and Uganda

10. What is the India’s ranking in the latest Freedom of the Press Index -2014?

India has been ranked 78 in the Freedom of the Press Index 2014. In 2013 Index, the rank of India was 20 with 38 points. Sweden topped the list and belongs to world’s most independent press.

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