This Current Affairs Quiz /General Awareness Quiz consists of questions from PIB releases for the period of April 6 to April 12, 2014.
Q1.Who are "Siachen Pioneers" ?
- 114 Helicopter Unit
- 109 Helicopter Unit
- 104 Helicopter Unit
- 152 Helicopter Unit
114 Helicopter Unit Celebrate Golden Jubilee of operations and has been engaged in service of “Operation Meghdoot” for over three decades now. It routinely involves landing at the highest helipads in the world, in Siachen glacier & flying the helicopters to the edge of its flight envelope over a very treacherous terrain marked by uncertain weather.
Q2.Who computed/publishes "The international crude oil price of Indian Basket" ?
- Directorate General of Hydrocarbons ( DGHC )
- Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
- Finance Minstry
Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas calculates the crude oil price of Indian Basket. http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=104796
Q3.Which of the following are advantages of higher Foreign Tourists Arrivals ( FTAs ) to the Indian Economy
- Increased Air Traffic
- Foreign Exchange Earnings
- Increased Medical Tourism
- Job Creation in supporting industries
Correct Ans are Foreign Exchange Earnings and Job Creation in supporting industries http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=104793
Q4.Which of the following is the Eastern Most AirForce base in India ?
- Car Nicobar Air Force Base
- Daulat Beg Oldi
- Chabua Air Force Station
- Nalia Air Base
Air Force Station Chabua is the Eastern most Air base of the Indian Air Force. http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=104808
Q5.Which of the following is is awarded by Sangeet Natak Akademi ? i) The Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships (Akademi Ratna) ii) Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar)
- Option i
- Option ii
- Both Option i & ii
- None of the Above
The Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships (Akademi Ratna) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) are national honours bestowed on performing artists as well as teachers and scholars in the field of performing arts. Sangeet Natak Akademi, established in 1953, is responsible for the promotion and preservation of the performing arts of the country. One of the important activities of the Akademi is to recognize the contribution of outstanding musicians, dancers and theatre artists, bestowing on them its Fellowships and Awards. The aim of the activity is to create benchmarks in the practice of the performing arts. http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=104810
Q6.Under which Article under the Indian Constitution can the President Appoint a Judge of the Supreme Court of India ?
- article 124
- article 123
- article 125
- article 121
Article 124 in The Constitution Of India 1949 is about Establishment and constitution of Supreme Court. Clause (2) of the Article 124 gives the President Of India the power to appoint a Judge to the Supreme Court Of India.
Q7.Who releases the Estimates of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) ?
- Ministry Of Finance
- Central Statistics Office of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
- None Of The Above
IIP is compiled using data received from 16 source agencies viz. Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP); Indian Bureau of Mines; Central Electricity Authority; Joint Plant Committee; Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas; Office of Textile Commissioner; Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals; Directorate of Sugar; Department of Fertilizers; Directorate of Vanaspati, Vegetable Oils & Fats; Tea Board; Office of Jute Commissioner; Office of Coal Controller; Railway Board; Office of Salt Commissioner and Coffee Board.
Q8.Who among the following was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2013 ?
- Javed Akhtar
- Anand Bakshi
Veteran film lyricist, director, screen writer, producer and poet Shri Gulzar has been conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2013. He is the 45th Dada Saheb Phalke Award Winner. The award is conferred by the Government of India for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema.