August 14th, 2014 Current Affairs Bits

1. Which of the following statements is/are true regarding National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill?

a. Two bills are introduced in the lower House of the Parliament in August 2014. While the Constitution amendment bill scrap the collegium system of  appointing Supreme Court and High Court judges and a National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014 to regulate the procedure

b. This ensures that only meritorious people are selected and appointed as the judges to the higher courts and restore the balance of powers between the pillars of the Indian democratic arrangement

c. The Bill gives the constitutional status to the proposed commission.

d. The Judicial appointments Commission will be headed by the President of India, and represented by two senior judges of the Supreme Court, two eminent personalities and the law Minister will be the other members

Chose the correct answer from below:

1. A, B and D
2. A, C and D
3. A, B and C
4. A, B, C and D

2. M. Thambidurai has been unanimously elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha on August 13, 2014. Which party does he belong to?

a. Trinamool Congress (TMC)
b. Samajwadi party (SP)
c. Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK)
d. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)

3. Who of the following were conferred with the Best Parliamentarian award for the years 2010, 2011 and 2012 respectively?

a. Mulayam Singh Yadav, Sharad Yadav, Rajnath Singh
b. Arun Jaitley, Karan Singh, Sharad Yadav
c. Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Mallikarjun Kharge
d. Sharad Yadav, Karan Singh, Arun Jaitley

4. Which of the following statements is/are true regarding ‘Jal Marg Vikas’ (National Waterways – I)?

a. It is a project on river Ganga
b. This will be developed between Allahabad and Haldia and covers a distance of 1620 kms. 
c. This project enables commercial navigation of at least 1,500 tonne vessels

Chose the correct answer from below:

1. A and B
2. A and C
3. B and C
4. A, B and C

5. ‘Kamala Beniwal’ was in the news for being removed from position of Governor of Mizoram. Earlier she was the Governor for the state of 

a. Rajasthan
b. Gujarat
c. Maharashtra
d. Himachal Pradesh

6. The BRICS summit of 2014 took place in Brazil. A decision was taken to establish the BRICS bank. In which of the following countries the bank is going to be established?

a. India
b. Russia
c. China
d. South Africa

7. ‘Maryam Mirzakhani’ became the first woman mathematician to win the Prestigious ‘Fields Medal’ that is widely viewed as the Nobel Prize of mathematics which is announced by the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) at Seoul. The Iranian born mathematician is a professor in   

a. Stanford University
b. Harvard University
c. Cambridge University
d. International School of Business

8. Which of the following High Courts in India directed the concerned state government to install CCTV cameras in all rooms and corridors of every police station to prevent custodial deaths?

a. Madras High Court
b. Delhi High Court
c. Allahabad High Court
d. Bombay High Court

9. In which of the following state assembly elections the NOTA (None of The Above) of options got the highest number of votes?

A. Telengana
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Odisha
D. None of the Above