Q 1. G20 is a forum of the Heads of Governments of the 19 major economies and the EU for global cooperation on international economic and financial issues. The European Union is represented in G20 by the President of the European Council. The forum has come into existence with the first summit of the Leaders of G20 held in Washington D.C. in November 2008 in the wake of global financial crisis. Which country currently holds the chair of G-20?
Q 2. What is ‘Project-Zero’ by Google?
Q 3. World Population Day is celebrated on 11th July every year. What is the theme of the ‘World Population Day – 2014’?
Q 4. Recently, which Bollywood actor’s ancestral home in Pakistan has been declared national heritage?
Q 5. What is SPARROW, launched by the government in February 2014 for IAS officers ?
Q 6. World’s priciest banknote (valued at Rs 4.77 lakh Indian Rupees) is has been wIthdrawn recently? What was its denomination?
Q 7. What term was coined by economic theorist Beatrice Webb, one of the co-founders of the London School of Economics in the middle of 1891 that describes the process of negotiations between employers and a group of employees aimed at reaching agreements that regulate working conditions?
Q 8. Identify the logo.
Q 9. Which Bollywood celebrity will be the brand ambassador for Banarasi sarees ?
Q 10. Name this oldest paint co in South East asia which supplied paints for Rashtrapathi Bhavan and Howrah Bridge. Its Howrah plant is closing.
Ans 1. Australia. The G20 operates as a forum and is not an organization. It does not, therefore, have any permanent secretariat or management and administrative Structure. One of the G20 countries is selected to hold the Chair on rotational basis, better known as “G20 Presidency”. After Australia, Turkey will hold the chair for 2015.
G20 accounted for 90 per cent of the World GDP and nearly 80 per cent of World trade in 2011. G20 represents two thirds of World Population.
Ans 2. “Project Zero” a team of elite hackers designated for checking internet security holes and secure people from cyber-attacks. The team of hackers will look for threats, mainly on zero day vulnerabilities such as the recent heartbleed bug, in most popular software such as Google chrome and Internet explorer.
The idea behind the nomenclature of this project comes from the rising risks and threats that zero-day vulnerabilities are posing for people and corporate bodies both individually and collectively. Thus, it has been named as Project Zero.
You can also view this as one of Google’s many CSR (corporate social responsibility) initiatives.
Ans 3. Investing in Young People. World population day celebrations were started by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989, it was inspired by the interest in Five Billion Day on 11 July 1987 – approximately the date when the world’s population reached five billion.
Ans 4. Dilip Kumar
Ans 5. The Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window (SPARROW) An online system for filing of annual performance appraisal report of IAS officers.
The online filing of Performance Appraisal Report (PAR) will bring more probity and transparency, avoid loss of such reports during transition, ensure better monitoring and timely completion of performance appraisals.
For e-filing, each officer or authority involved in the work flow is required to be issued a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) which is the digital equivalent of physical or paper certificate for authentication.
Ans 6. Singaporean $ 10,000
Ans 7. Collective Bargaining
Ans 9. Priyanka Chopra
Ans 10. Shalimar Paints