Current Affairs Questions and answers - June 24, 2014
Q1. Which state’s court has issued arrest warrant against Indian Cricket Captain M.S.Dhoni for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of a community on 24thJune’2014?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: Andhra Pradesh Court. A local lawyer had filed a petition alleging that the cricketer hurt the sentiments of a community as Dhoni was portrayed as the god on the cover page of a magazine last year holding products of different companies including shoes.
Q2. Name the country where Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on 24thJune left for a five-day visit to explore the scope for collaboration on telehealth and preventive healthcare?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: United States of America (USA). As part of the tour, he will also attend the annual 'Call to Action-A Promise Renewed', an India-US-Ethiopia initiative against child mortality.
Q3. Which state has announced 33% Women quota in Police force on 24thJune’2014?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: Gujarat. This was announced by Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.
Q4. Name the service that has been awarded a United Nation Public Service Award’2014?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: ‘Mobile Seva’, an initiative conceptualised by the Indian government's Department of Electronics and Information Technology (Deity) to enable delivery of public services.
Q5. Which country’s request has rejected by the UNESCO Committee to delist Tasmanian World heritage Forest?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: Australia. The Australian government wanted to unlock 74,000 hectares for timber, arguing the area is already degraded.
Q6. Name the Ex-News International chief executive has been cleared of all charges in the UK phone-hacking trial on 24thJune’14?View Answer / Hide Answer
Q7. Name the bank that has bought the Swiss Private banking assets from HSBC bank on 24thJune’14?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: Liechtenstein's LGT Bank.
Q8. Name the national Air carrier becomes the first Indian carrier to join a Star Alliance on 24thJune’14?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: Air India. On behalf of Star Alliance, Air India would provide seamless connectivity to the passengers of Star partner airlines throughout its pan-India network. Star Alliance members include major airlines like US carrier United, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Air China, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.
Q9. Name the search engine that has announced that its voice search will supports Indian accents and dialects?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: Google. It is announced on 24thJune’14.