Quiz 119 : Recent Current Affairs - General Knowledge Today

Quiz 119 : Recent Current Affairs

1. Lord Woolf Report concerns with which of the following issue?
[A]Eurozone Debt Crisis
[B]Draft resolution on UN sanctions against Syria
[C]International Cricket Council's Structural Changes in Management
[D]London Olympic Games 2012 Sponsorship by Dow Chemicals

International Cricket Council's Structural Changes in Management
“Lord Woolf Report”: Concerning the restructuring in the top management of the world body, ICC (International Cricket Council). ICC is the Cricket’s apex body. The ICC's independent governance review, headed by Lord Woolf, demanded for essential administrative reforms in ICC. BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), the Indian Cricket Board, has rejected the key recommendations of the Lord Woolf report regarding the structural changes in ICC. However BCCI did not mentioned which of the clauses of the Woolf Report it was actually opposed to.


2. Who has been chosen as the brand-ambassador of West Bengal recently?
[A]Shahrukh Khan
[B]Aamir Khan
[C]Saif Ali Khan
[D]Salman Khan

Shahrukh Khan
Brand Ambassador of West Bengal: King Khan
Cine Superstar Shahrukh Khan has become the Brand Ambassador of West Bengal. Shahrukh has given his consent to the proposal of the State Government in this regard. He also owns an IPL team ‘Kolkata Knight Riders’, and thus has great connection with West Bengal as he keeps visiting the state due to his personal and professional commitments. SRK accepted the proposal stating ‘West Bengal is my second home’ in a letter to the Chief Minister.


3. First World Radio Day observed on which date by UNESCO ?
[A]February 7, 2012
[B]February 13, 2012
[C]January 13, 2012
[D]January 7, 2012

February 13, 2012
UNESCO organized the first World Radio Day on 13 February, 2012.


4. After the resignation of Mr. Mohamed Nasheed as the President of Maldives who assumed the office of President of Maldives ?
[A]Altaf Mirza
[B]Bin Kasim
[C]Wasim Rehmani
[D]Waheed Hassan

Waheed Hassan
Waheed Hassan assumed the office of the President of Maldives


5. Akhlaq Mohammed Khan was popularly known as ?
[A]Allama Iqbal
[B]Shahryar
[C]Mirza Ghalib
[D]M.F. Hussain

Shahryar
In Uttar Pradesh, noted Urdu poet and Jnanpith awardee Akhlaq Mohammed Khan popularly known as Shahryar passed away. Last year Shahryar was awarded with Jnanpith AwardThe Jnanpith Award, instituted on May 22, 1961, is given for the best creative literary writing by any Indian citizen in any of the languages .....-for 2008 in the recognition of his contribution to Urdu poetry and literature. Shahryar shot to fame for penning ghazals in Bollywood classics like Gaman, Umrao Jaan and Anjuman. He was also awarded with Sahitya Akademy
Award in Urdu for his poetry collection, Khwab Ka Dar Band Hai. Besides, he wrote a number of poetry collections which brought glory to him in literary world. His first collection of Urdu poetry was published in 1965.


6. The pilot project launched by President Pratibha Patil which aims to empower women in rural areas through telecom services?
[A]Naari Shakti
[B]Sanchar Shakti
[C]Mahila Shakti
[D]Awaaz

Sanchar Shakti


7. Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) was launched in ?
[A]December 2000
[B]December 2002
[C]December 2004
[D]December 2006

December 2000


8. The pre-announced price at which the government purchases foodgrains particularly, wheat and rice from the farmer in order to crate a buffer stock is known as ?
[A]Farmer Purchase Price
[B]Minimum Support Price
[C]Buffer Stock Price
[D]Maximum Support Price

Minimum Support Price


9. The foodgrains procured by the government through FCI is distributed to the poor section of the society through ration shops. The Ration Shops are called ?
[A]Janta Shops
[B]Public Shops
[C]Fair Price Shops
[D]Minimum Price Shops

Fair Price Shops


10. In order to help the poor strata of the society, the government provides them food grains from the buffer stock at a price much lower than the market priceThe last reported sale price for an exchange traded security. . This subsidized price is known as ?
[A]Issue Price
[B]Minimum Support Price
[C]Maximum Support Price
[D]Target Price

Issue Price


11. The Food Corporation of IndiaThe Food Corporation of India was setup under the Food Corporation Act 1964, in order to fulfill following objectives of the Food Policy: Effective price support ..... was setup under the Food Corporation Act 1964 in the year ?
[A]1960
[B]1965
[C]1970
[D]1975

1965


12. Which City is known as the Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu ?
[A]Chennai
[B]Tuticorin
[C]Thanjavur
[D]Ennore

Thanjavur


13. In India, a micro enterprise is an enterprise where investment in plant and machinery does not exceed ? (for Enterprises engaged in the manufacture or production, processing or preservation of goods)
[A]Rs 10 Lakh
[B]Rs 15 Lakh
[C]Rs 25 Lakh
[D]Rs 50 Lakh

Rs 25 Lakh


14. In India, a small enterprise is an enterprise where investment in plant and machinery is ? (for Enterprises engaged in the manufacture or production, processing or preservation of goods)
[A]more than Rs. 25 lakh but does not exceed Rs. 10 crore
[B]more than Rs. 25 lakh but does not exceed Rs. 5 crore
[C]more than Rs. 10 lakh but does not exceed Rs. 5 crore
[D]more than Rs. 10 lakh but does not exceed Rs. 10 crore

more than Rs. 25 lakh but does not exceed Rs. 5 crore


15. In India, a medium enterprise is an enterprise where investment in plant and machinery is ? (for Enterprises engaged in the manufacture or production, processing or preservation of goods)
[A]more than Rs.5 crore but does not exceed Rs.10 crore.
[B]more than Rs.10 crore but does not exceed Rs.50 crore.
[C]more than Rs.10 crore but does not exceed Rs.25 crore.
[D]more than Rs.5 crore but does not exceed Rs.25 crore.

more than Rs.5 crore but does not exceed Rs.10 crore.

Last Updated: February 16, 2012

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