Archive: Objective GK & Current Affairs

1.

Recently, the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture has produced Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) Litopenaeus vannamei broodstock for the first time in India.Litopenaeus vannamei is a species of __:
[A]Fish
[B]Shrimp
[C]Lobster
[D]Crab

Shrimp

2.

Which among the following banks has launched the ‘Tatkal’, scheme that enables the people to transfer money to their families in their native towns and villages without actually opening an account?
[A]State Bank of India
[B]Bank of India
[C]Canara Bank
[D]Union Bank of India

State Bank of India
SBI has launched ‘Tatkal’, a scheme that targets the urban poor, with the USP being that customers can transfer money to their families in their native towns and villages without actually opening an account.

3.

Recently, which among the following banks has announced to open its second branch in China?
[A]Indian Overseas Bank
[B]State Bank of India
[C]Bank of Baroda
[D]Punjab National Bank

State Bank of India
Six years after opening its first branch in China, the State Bank of India will open its second – in Tianjin, the port city 140 km away from Beijing – in February. A huge chunk of China’s international trade to the rest of the world – and a large portion to India, is originated in Tianjin. The first branch in the Middle Kingdom was set up in Shanghai.

4.

Who among the following is the winner of the 2013 Australian Open title in the men’s single category?
[A]David Ferrer
[B]Roger Federer
[C]Novak Djokovic
[D]Andy Murray

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic made Open Era history by defeating Andy Murray.He became the first man since the Open Era began in 1968 to win three straight Australian Open men’s titles.

5.

Who among the following is the winner of the 2013 Australian Open title in women’s single category?
[A]Serena Williams
[B]Li Na
[C]Victoria Azarenka
[D]Maria Sharapova

Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka retained her Australian Open title and world No1 ranking with a victory over China’s Li Na.

6.

World’s largest cruise ship terminal is located in ___?
[A]Saudi Arabia
[B]China
[C]UAE
[D]United States

UAE
The world’s largest cruise ship terminal- Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal was recently unveiled in Dubai. This newly opened terminal can handle 14,000 cruise passengers a day, thus making it world’s largest.

7.

In which of the following cities India’s first monorail service has been launched, recently?
[A]Mumbai
[B]Bangalore
[C]Kolkata
[D]Chennai

Mumbai
India’s first monorail service has commenced its operation on the 8.9 km Wadala-Chembur section in the central-eastern suburb of Mumbai. The Rs 3000 crore mono rail project is being implemented in two phases. The phase comprises the 8.9 km long Wadala-Chembur section, which is now thrown open to the public while the second phase the service will be extended to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk in South Mumbai.

8.

The National Museum of India Cinema (NMIC) is to come up in_____?
[A]Bangalore
[B]New Delhi
[C]Mumbai
[D]Kolkata

Show Answer Mumbai The National Museum of India Cinema will open in Mumbai. Situated over a 6,000 square feet area in Gulshan Mahal, a heritage building it will house an interactive walkthrough down memory lane of India cinema, now considered the biggest in world.

9.

Recently, India and Pakistan decided to have trade cooperation under NDMA. What does NDMA stands for____?
[A]Non-discriminatory Market Access
[B]Non-disputable Market Access
[C]Non-discriminatory Money Access
[D]Non-disputable Money Access

Show Answer Non-discriminatory Market Access In a bid to boost bilateral trade, India and Pakistan decided to have a non-discriminatory market access programme, keep Wagha-Attari border open 24 hours throughout the year and facilitate the opening of bank branches in each other countries.

10.

What is the minimum public shareholding (MPS) mandated by SEBI for Private Companies and PSUs respectively?
[A]75% and 90%
[B]90% and 75%
[C]10% and 25%
[D]25% and 10%

25% and 10%
As per SEBI orders the companies should decrease the promoter holdings to 75% in case of Private Companies (25% in open market) and 90% in case of PSUs (10% in open market). SEBI has taken up this reform so that there are not price manipulations of the individual stocks and companies are facing punitive actions for non-compliance.

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