GK & Current Affairs Questions: September 1, 2013

1. The government of India is implementing the Catalytic Development Programme (CDP) for which among the following sectors?
[A]Plantation Crops
[B]Sericulture
[C]Animal Husbandry
[D]Horticulture

Sericulture
The Central Silk Board has been implementing the Catalytic Development Programme for development of sericulture in collaboration with state governments. It aims to promote adoption of improved technology practices in various activities like host plantation, seed production, rearing of silkworm, reeling and twisting, weaving and printing as well as upgradation of the quality of silk.


2. The Rakhine state riots are a series of conflicts between Buddhists and Muslims in ___?
[A]Bangladesh
[B]Myanmar
[C]Pakistan
[D]Indonesia

Myanmar
The Rakhine state riots are a series of ongoing conflicts primarily between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in the northern Rakhine state, Myanmar.


3. Recently (August, 2013), RBI has decided to open a forex swap window to meet the daily dollar requirement of which of the following oil companies?
1.IOC
2.HPCL
3.BPCL
4.Reliance
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1, 2 & 3
[B]Only 1, 2 & 4
[C]Only 2, 3 & 4
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4

Only 1, 2 & 3
RBI has decided to open a forex swap window to meet the daily dollar requirement of three public sector oil marketing companies viz., IOC, HPCL and BPCL. The decision was taken based on the assessment of current market condition.


4. The Kyoto Protocol aims to mitigate which of the following greenhouse gases?
1. Carbon dioxide
2. Methane
3. Sulphur hexafluoride
4. Nitrous oxide
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1, 2 & 3
[B]Only 1, 2 & 4
[C]Only 1, 3 & 4
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4

1, 2, 3 & 4
Under the Kyoto Protocol, 37 industrialized countries and European Community commit themselves to binding targets for GHG emissions. The targets apply to the four greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and sulphur hexafluoride.


5. Which one of the followings has won the inaugural “Indian Badminton League”?
[A]Hyderabad Hotshots
[B]Mumbai Masters
[C]Lucknow Warriors
[D]Pune Pistons

Hyderabad Hotshots
Saina Nehwal led Hyderabad Hotshots won the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) title. The hotshots beat the PV Sindhu led Awadhe warriors 3-1 in the final.


6. Which of the following countries has recently launched an investigation into the trade policies of India?
[A]USA
[B]Sri Lanka
[C]Britain
[D]Mauritius

USA
A federal agency of United States launched an investigation into the trade policies of India. The federal agency has alleged that the Indian trade policies has discriminated the American trade and investment sector.


7. Currently, India has observer status in which of the following organisations?
1.World Trade Organisation
2.Financial Action Task Force
3.Arctic Council
4.CERN
Chose the correct answer from codes given below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 3 & 4
[D]Only 1 & 4

Only 3 & 4
India has been granted the statue of an observer in Arctic Council and CERN.


8. Recently (September, 2013), which one of the following countries has enacted a law banning online users from discussing current affairs?
[A]Vietnam
[B]Saudi Arabia
[C]Uruguay
[D]Russia

Vietnam
Vietnam controversial law banning country’s online users from discussing current affairs has come into effect. The decree, known as Decree 72, says blogs and social websites should not be used to share news articles, but only personal information.


9. Which one of the following companies has unveiled the world’s first clinically proven conjugate Typhoid vaccine “Typbar-TCV”?
[A]Dr Reddy’s
[B]Bharat Biotech
[C]Lupin
[D]Cipla

Bharat Biotech
Bharat Biotech launched the world’s clinically proven conjugate Typhoid vaccine Typbar-TCV which offers long-term protection and can be given to children as young as six months.


10. Who among the followings is the current president of the European Commission?
[A]Herman Van Rompuy
[B]Jose Manuel Barroso
[C]Algirdas Butkevicius
[D]Martin Schulz

Jose Manuel Barroso
Jose Manuel Barroso of Portugal is the current president of the European Commission.

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