August 17th, 2014 Current Affairs Bits

1. Which of the following statement is/are true regarding the By-elections to be conducted in India in September 2014?

a. The Lok Sabha constituencies vacated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and the Chief Minister of Telengana goes to the polls.
b. The Prime Minister resigned as a member of Lok Sabha for Varanasi constituency and retained Vadodara.
c. The regular elections are conducted by the Election Commission whereas by elections are conducted by the Union Home Ministry
d. The By election is conducted simultaneously for Lok Sabha and some of the Assembly constituencies across the country

Chose the correct answer from below:

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

2. Which of the following countries Sessions Court ordered framing of murdering charges against the Prime Minister and others?

a. Iraq
b. Iran
c. Afghanistan
d. Pakistan

3. Who of the following has been appointed as the new Chairman of Union Public Service Commission in August 2014?

A. D P Agarwal
B. Manbir Singh
C. Smt Rajni Razdan
D. Smt. Alka Sihori

4. Which of the following is the warship that was Russian built and commissioned in June 2014?

a. INS Kolkata
b. INS Vijay
c. INS Vikramaditya
d. INS Sindhurakshak

5. To which of the following institutions the Supreme Court issued the notice in August 2014 that whether it can hold the information regarding transfer of an employee, claiming that they are exempted organisations under the Right To Information (RTI) Act?

b. NFC
d. FCI

6. Kaziranga National Park, seventy percent of it was inundated during the recent floods is located in the state of

a. Arunachal Pradesh
b. Assam
c. Manipur
d. Meghalaya

7. “If you don’t like then don’t watch the film, but don’t bring religious facets in it’. This  statement is given by the Supreme Court on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that was filed requesting the apex court to issue a stay order on the release of film

a. Kick
b. Singham Returns
c. PK
d. AK

8. Which of the following statements is/are true regarding the warship INS Kolkata that was commissioned on August 16th, 2014?

a. It was commissioned by the Prime Minister Nardendra Modi at the Navy dockyard in Mumbai
b. It was designed by the Indian Navy and developed by the Mazagon Dock Ltd.
c. This is the largest indigenously built warship of India
d. It is also equipped with the advanced anti-ship surface to surface missiles the BrahMos.

Chose the correct answer from below:

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

9. The portfolio headed by Arun Jaitley

a. Home Ministry
b. Finance Ministry
c. Defence Ministry
d. Both B and C

10. Which of the following is one of the important institutions is under consideration for scrapping?

1. Finance Commission
2. National Development Council
3. Planning Commission
4. Election Commission