Current Affairs April 2010 Mega Quiz-I for Banking, Civil Services, State Services , CDS and all other Examinations

1.Aretha Louise Franklin, who is most commonly known as “The Queen of Soul” and who won 18 Grammy awards became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Recently she was in the news as she has been inducted into the hall of fame at New York’s Apollo Theatre along with Michael Jackson. She is an eminent singer belonging to ______?
(B)United States

2.On April 3, 2010 Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, announced the name of the country’s first Population Minister. Who among the following is the First Population Minister of Australia?
(A)Julia Gillard
(B)Alan Griffin
(C)Joe Ludwig
(D)Tony Burke
(E)None of the above

3.Where is located the 49 meter tall statue “African Renaissance Monument” which was recently unveiled (April 4, 2010) in front of 19 African heads of state? (The Inauguration marked the 50th anniversary of the freedom of the country (from France) where it is located. This statue is even taller than the Statue of Liberty)
(A)Adis Ababa

4.Aral Sea , most commonly called as “Sea of Islands” is world’s fourth largest lake. It is counted among world’s worst environmental disasters as in recent decades it has shrunk in size by more than 70 percent. Which among the following is correct location of Aral Sea?
(A)Eastern Russia
(B)Central Asia
(C)South America
(D)North Africa
(E)Asia Pacific

5.Which of the following countries has invited the 60 countries to participate in “Nuclear energy for everyone, nuclear arms for none” a two-day nuclear disarmament conference in its capital?
(D)United States

6.Which of the following country has developed Red Star computer Operating System?
(C)North Korea
(D)South Korea

7.In which state is located Dantewada where 76 Indian CRPF soldiers were killed in an attack by Naxalites?
(A)Madhya Pradesh
(D)Andhra Pradesh

8.Which of the following party emerged as winner in the Sri Lankan parliamentary election held on 8th April 2010 for its 14th Parliament?
(A)United People’s Freedom Alliance
(B)United National Front
(C)Democratic National Alliance
(D)Tamil National Alliance
(E)None of them

9.Where is located Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa?
(E)None of them

10.By which amendment in Pakistan’s Constitution, the key powers of President Asif Ali Zardari have been stripped recently?
(A)16th Amendment
(B)17th Amendment
(C)18th amendment
(D)19th Amendment
(E)None of them

11.In which country was recently discovered an species of early human ancestor called Australopithecus sediba ?
(C)South Africa

12.Darfur is a war affected area located in which of the following countries?

13.What was the venue of Nuclear Security Summit 2010 ?
(C)New York
(E)None of them

14.Which among the following has recently become the first online news source to win a Pulitzer Prize?

15.Which of the following country is currently generating the maximum e-waste in India?
(D)New Delhi

16.Which among the following committee has recommended a review of the catchments area treatment, compensatory afforestation, down stream impacts and command area development, archaeology, health impacts and seismic data in context with Sardar Sarovar Project?
(A)Sam Pitroda committee
(B)Devendra Pandey Committee
(C)Tendulkar Committee
(D)Kirit Parikh Committee
(E)None of them

17.Which among the following is the largest university of the world?
(A)Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan
(B)Indira Gandhi National Open University, India
(C)Islamic Azad University, Iran
(D)Anadolu University, Turkey
(E)None of them

18.In which two states Russia will build 12 atomic plants in India as per the recently signed agreements by India & Russia?
(A)Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
(B)Kerala & Andhra Pradesh
(C)Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal
(D)West Bengal and Tamil Nadu
(E)Tamil Nadu and Kerala

19.Which among the following Oscar Academy Award movie is upon United States Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team during the Iraq War.?
(A)The Hurt Locker
(B)The Blinde Side
(D)K-19: The Widowmaker
(E)None of them

20.‘SIMBEX’ is series of annual bilateral exercises between the Indian Navy and _______?
(A)South Korea
(C)South Africa
(E)None of them

21.What is the minimum population of a village to get connectivity under Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojna?

22.What is the name of India’s third indigenous Naval destroyer launched on April 1, 2010?
(A)INS Chennai
(B)INS Kochi
(C)INS Delhi
(D)INS Kolkata
(E)None of them

23.SMERA a rating agency in India is an associate of which of the following banks?
(E)None of them

24.At which of the following places SAARC Workshop on Government Performance Management was organized in April 2010?
(B)New Delhi

25.Which of the following ministry of India has developed a Software “Plan Plus” that helps in demystifying and strengthening the decentralized Planning Process?
(A)Ministry of Consumer Affairs
(B)Ministry of Rural Development
(C)Ministry of Panchayati Raj
(D)Ministry of Roads
(E)Ministry of Commerce

26.How much amount has been earmarked in the 11th Plan for a National Programme for Prevention and Control of Diabetes, Cardio-vascular Diseases and Stroke?
(A)Rs. 1,000 Crores
(B)Rs. 1,260 Crores
(C)Rs. 1,660 Crores
(D)Rs. 2,000 Crores
(E)Rs. 1,960 Crores

27.What was the margin of historic healthcare bill passed recently in US Senate?

28.Which of the following countries has won Most Championships in Hockey World Cup?

29.In which year India won world cup Hockey?

30.Which country has agreed in March 2010 to provide additional 4 million Tonnes of Liquefied Natural Gas to India by 2014?
(A)Saudi Arabia
(E)None of them

31.Which of the following confers Moorti Devi Award?
(A)Bharti Jnanpeeth
(B)Sahitya Academy
(C)Birla Foundation
(D)Lalit Kala Academy
(E)None of them

32.A recent report from Reserve bank of India said that Indians overseas sent back $46.9 billion in 2008-09. The largest chunk of this money was used in ___?
(A)Savings in Banks
(B)Investments in Properties
(C)Buying food and paying education
(D)Insurance Premiums
(E)None of them

33.Recently Union cabinet approved a stake sale in the company SAIL in two trenches. How much amount will be raised by the FPO?
(A)Rs. 8000 Crore
(B)Rs. 16000 Crore
(C)Rs. 12000 Crore
(D)Rs. 18000 Crore
(E)None of them

34.Recently Vijay Mallya announced that his liquor company United Spirits was now the second largest in the world. Which among the following is world’s largest Liquor company?
(D)Desnoes & Geddes
(E)Heineken International

35.In which state is coming up India’s First Homeopathic University?
(A)Uttar Pradesh
(B)Himachal Pradesh

36.Who among the following is Captain of India Kabaddi Team?
(A)Hardawinder Singh Dulla
(B)Balwinder Singh Kaka
(C)Sukhwinder Singh Saravan
(D)Mangat Singh Mangi Bagga
(E)Hardeep Singh Dhillon.

37.What is the total number of new reconstituted National Integration Council ?

38.Venu Srinivasan is the president of which of the following organizations?
(A)Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
(B)Confederation of Indian Industries
(C)Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India
(D)National Association of Software and Services Companies
(E)None of them

39.Who among the following is the author of novel “Tokyo Cancelled”?
(A)Anna Haycraft
(B)Romesh Gunesekera
(C)G. A. Henty
(D)Anita Brookner
(E)Rana Dasgupta

40.Nandan Mehta who died on March 26, 2010 was an eminent ________?
(B)Tabla Player
(C)Flute Player
(D)Santoor Player
(E)Sitar Player



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