GK & Current Affairs : October 29-31, 2014

1. Which among the following banks are based in China?
1. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
2. BRICS Bank
3. Asian Development Bank
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 1 & 2
[C]Only 2
[D]1, 2 & 3

Only 1 & 2

2. Which among the following is / are the two most powerful anti-TB drugs, which if not work, TB turns into MDR-TB?
[A]Isoniazid and Rifampicin
[B]Sulfadimethoxine and Sulfadoxine
[C]Isoniazid and Sulfadimethoxine
[D]Rifampicin and Tinidazole

Isoniazid and Rifampicin
Multi-Drug Resistant TB or MDR-TB is TB that does not respond to at least isoniazid and rifampicin, the two most powerful anti-TB drugs.

3. Recently, the government has eased overseas investment rules in construction sector. According to the new rules, what is the minimum floor area for construction development projects?
[A]20,000 m²
[B]30,000 m²
[C]40,000 m²
[D]50,000 m²

20,000 m²

4. Through how many states of India, river Ganga flows?


5. World Trade Center, the famous business tower in United States has been recently reopened 13 years after it was grounded by a terror attack. It is located in New York in which among the following divisions?

Thirteen years after the 9/11 attack the resurrected WTC reopened for business. It is a 104-storey building that will mark the skyline of Manhattan and is America’s tallest building.

6. Which player is the lone Indian to feature in the top 10 of the latest Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings?
[A]Saurav Ganguly
[B]Ishant Sharma
[C]Mahinder Singh Dhoni
[D]Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashvin
Ravichandran Ashvin is the only Indian to feature in the top 10 of the latest Reliance ICC Test Player. Vernon Philander from South Africa is second in the list while Shakib Al Hasan from Bangladesh is third in place.

7. Who has won the 2014 Earth Hero Award?
[A]Erach Bharucha
[C]Nirmal Kulkarni
[D]JJ Dutta

Erach Bharucha
A noted environmental educationist in India, Erach Bharucha has been named for the ‘Royal Bank of Scotland Earth Hero’ award 2014.

8. Which among the following government schemes have been launched in collaboration with IITs and NITs?
[A]Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
[B]Unnat Bharat Abhiyan
[C]Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission
[D]Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan
Government of India is set to launch a new programme namely, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. This programme has been launched in collaboration with IITs and NITs. Each IIT will identify 10 villages and work out technologies to solve the basic needs of the community. The idea is to uplift the rural India via a definitive research that can be aligned with national development.

9. Recently, India was re-elected to ECOSOC along with 13 other new members. ECOSOC is a primary organ of __?
[A]World Bank
[B]United Nations
[C]World Economic Forum

United Nations
The newly elected members of ECOSOC are: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Burkina-Faso, Estonia, France, Ghana, Greece, Germany, Honduras, India, Japan, Mauritiana, Pakistan, Portugal, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

10. In a recent decision by the Union Government, it has announced to amend the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 and include an important constitutional post in the selection process. What is the name of that post?
[A]Leader of Opposition

Leader of Opposition
Leader of Opposition will now be a member of the Lokpal Selection Panel. The Bill for the same will be introduced in the winter session of the Parliament.

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    May i know he full form of ECOSOC?

    • Tulasi Ram

      The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is the United Nations’ central platform for reflection, debate, and innovative thinking on sustainable development.

  • rajesh singh

    dear team,
    the link download this article in Pdf. is not working properly..
    i tried several times but in pdf form only head lines and date of the artical is showing..
    plz.. fix it ASAP..


  • naman

    please provide download option !

  • sanjeev roy

    i thnk q4 options r wrong,,,so plz chng the options for ease.of students……..

  • Surinder Singh

    Very impotant Questions

  • Tulasi Ram

    River Ganga flows through following cities.

    Haridwar, Kanpur, Jajmau, Allahabad, Varanasi, Mirzapur, Ghazipur, Patna, Rishikesh, Munger, Bhagalpur, Baharampur, Kolkata, Bijnor

  • Tulasi Ram

    need explanation for Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, can any one..

  • Rameez

    Q4 is accurate …dear …no need to change options…it is for states not cities