Q 1. Polar bear and Penguin, both equally represent the polar fauna. Polar bears are carnivores, but still they are not seen attacking or eating penguins. What is the reason?
Q 2. Which is the world’s second most used currency in world trade after USD?
Q 3. Amul has started installing this machine in public spaces in Gujarat.To start with, they plan to set up them at each of the 1,100 ‘mandalis’ (village-level milk collection centres) in Kheda and Anand districts where they market Amul. What are they meant for?
Q 4. ‘CAMELS’ rating is a supervisory rating system to classify bank’s overall condition.
It’s applied to every bank and credit union in the U.S. (approximately 8,000 institutions) and is also implemented outside the U.S. by various banking supervisory regulators. The ratings are assigned based on a ratio analysis of the financial statements, combined with on-site examinations made by a designated supervisory regulator. What does CAMELS stand for?
Q 5. The World Anti-Doping Agency(WADA) has banned the inhalation of _______________ gas(hint: Noble gas) after deciding it could be used to enhance athletes’ performances illegally. Benefits are said to include increased heart and lung capacity, a reduction in muscle fatigue, a testosterone boost and an improvement in mood. Name the gas.
Q 6. XX Commonwealth Games – 2014 are going on in Glasgow, Scotland. What is the name of the mascot of this edition of Commonwealth games.
Q 7. The small experimental aircraft called ‘E-Fan’ took off from an airport near Bordeaux in southwestern France. E-Fan measures little more than 19 feet from nose to tail and slightly more noise than a hairdryer.
It could bring down air travel cost by more than a third, its developer Airbus said. What’s special about this aircraft.
Q 8. According to World Happiness Report – 2013, which is the happiest country in the world?
Q 9. Quite recently in news, what is ‘Venom-GT’?
Q 10. ‘Rust’ is a common fungal disease associated with which agricultural crop?
Ans 1. Because they never co-exist. Polar bears live in the North-pole while Penguins are found in the South pole.
Ans 2. Chinese Yuan
Ans 3. It is India’s first milk ATM(Any Time Milk). For a Rs. 10-currency note, which this machine will read through a sensor, the ATM would dispense a 300 ml pouch of Amul Taaza milk. The ATM, fitted with refrigeration facility, has a capacity to hold 150 pouches at a time. (While Kheda Union, which owns the Amul brand, markets milk in Anand and Kheda district, it is marketed by the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) elsewhere.)
Ans 4. CAMELS stands for
- (C)apital adequacy
- (M)anagement Capability
- (L)iquidity (also called asset liability management)
- (S)ensitivity (sensitivity to market risk, especially interest rate risk)
Ans 5. Xenon (steps are being taken to ban Argon as well). In some countries, notably Russia, it is used as an anaesthetic. It is also known to protect body tissues from the effects of low temperatures, lack of oxygen and even physical trauma. In particular, it increases levels of erythropoietin, also known as EPO, a hormone that encourages the formation of red blood cells.
Ans 6. Clyde.
Ans 7. It is world’s first aeroplane fully powered by electricity. (Developed by Airbus)
Ans 8. Denmark, followed by Norway and Switzerland.
Ans 9. The Hennessey Venom GT is an American sports car manufactured by Texas-based Hennessey Performance Engineering. On February 14, 2014, on the Kennedy Space Center’s 3.22-mile shuttle landing strip in Florida, the Hennessey team recorded a top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h).
Ans 10. Wheat