Quiz 584: Current Affairs December 2011 - General Knowledge Today

Quiz 584: Current Affairs December 2011

1. Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary, India's only dolphin sanctuary, is located in which among the following states of India?
[A]West Bengal
[B]Bihar
[C]Assam
[D]Uttar Pradesh


2. Late Hargobind KhoranaNobel laureate Hargobind Khorana died in the US on November 9, 2011. He was fondly remembered by various academicians. Khorana, an alumnus of the ....., who died in the US on November 9, 2011 had received Nobel Prize in physiology in 1968, for work on which among the following?
[A]Mechanisms of the action of hormones
[B]Chemical Structure of antibodies
[C]Interpretation of the genetic code
[D]Structural and functional organization of the cell


Explanation
3. Who among the following appoints the chairperson of National Monuments Authority?
[A]President
[B]Prime Minister
[C]Ministry of Culture
[D]Cabinet Committee on Appointments


4. The 20-point Addu Declaration was adopted by members of which among the following organizations?
[A]G-20
[B]SAARC
[C]East Asia Summit
[D]IOR-ARC


Explanation
5. India' s AgniAgni, the god of Fire, is one of the most prominent of the deities of the Vedas. With the single exception of Indra, more hymns ..... II prime missile has been recently renamed as ___?
[A]Agni IVAgni-IV is the fourth in the Agni series of missiles which was earlier known as Agni II prime. With a range of 2,500-3,500 km[13] Agni-IV .....
[B]Agni V
[C]Agni II ICBM
[D]Agni-V ICBM


6. Which among the following states emerged champion in the 65th National aquatics meet , recently held at Ranchi?
[A]Tamil Nadu
[B]Karnataka
[C]GoaGoa : General Information Population (2001 Census):1347668Males:687248Females:660420Urban Population %:49.47Literacy Rate (Census 2001) In %:82Male Literacy In %:88.4Male Literate In Numbers:541032Female Literacy In %:75.4Female Literate In .....
[D]Andhra PradeshPopulation (2001 Census) : 76210007Males : 38527413Females : 37682594Sex Ratio (Females/1000 Males) : 978Density Of Population (Persons/ Square Km) : 275Urban Population % : 27.08Literacy .....


7. Who among the following is the winner of 2011 Col C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award ?
[A]Mohinder Amarnath
[B]Salim Durani
[C]Nariman Contractor
[D]Ajit Wadekar


8. Which among the following is the oldest custom union of the World?
[A]East African Community (EAC)
[B]Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR)
[C]Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
[D]Andean Community (CAN)


9. Recently, social activist and Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar was chosen for the Basava Sri award for the year 2010 for excellence in service in the social sector. Which state Government confers the Basava Sri award?
[A]Gujarat
[B]Maharastra
[C]Karnataka
[D]Tamil Nadu


10. The digital BEDMAP is the most detailed map of which among the following regions/ continents?
[A]Arctic
[B]Green Land
[C]Antarctica
[D]Indian Ocean


11. Which among the following is the name of the first habitable earth-like planet discovered recently?
[A]Kepler-22b
[B]Kepler-10b
[C]Gliese 581g
[D]None of them


12. In which of the following years, the Family Planning Insurance Scheme was launched in India?
[A]2004
[B]2005
[C]2006
[D]2007


Explanation
13. How many states of India share its border with Bhutan?
[A] 2
[B] 3
[C] 4
[D] 5


Explanation
14. In which among the following countries is located the Yoloten-Osman gas field , which was recently making news?
[A]Kyrgyzstan
[B]Tajikistan
[C]Turkmenistan
[D]Kazakhstan


Explanation
15. Recently Angela Dorothea Merkel was given the 2009 Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding. She is head of which among the following countries?
[A]Germany
[B]Poland
[C]Austria
[D]Australia

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