Current Affairs Mega Quiz February 2010 (First)

1.Recently we read in the newspapers that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was on a tour of Cyprus to inject new momentum into waning peace talks to reunify the divided the island country which is under two powers divided by a UN maintained buffer zone. Which are the two powers ?
(A)Greece & Syria
(B)Turkey & Syria
(C)Greece & Turkey
(D)Greece & Lebanon
(E)Turkey & Lebanon

2.Who among the following became the first woman to win six awards in the same night in the Grammy Awards ?
(A)Shakira
(B)Beyonce
(C)Lady Gaga
(D)Adele
(E)None of them

3.Which among the following is world’s largest humanitarian organization?
(A)Red Cross
(B)World Food Programme
(C)World Health Organization
(D)United Nations Human Settlements Programme
(E)None of them

4.Recently UK’s first Sikh and Asian judge, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II receiving the highest civilian honor for his services to the administration of justice and community relations. What is his name?
(A)Tom Singh
(B)Mota Singh
(C)Simon Singh
(D)Harpal Singh
(E)Hardeep Singh Kohli

5.The president of which of the following nations recently haunted by recession and declining popularity, announced a major devaluation of its currency ” Bolivar” to shore up government finances and stimulate economic growth before key elections to be held in 2010?
(A)Guyana
(B)Venezuela
(C)Trinidad & Tobago
(D)Barbados
(E)Peru

6.Which of the following company has recently bought Code 10, the Hair style brand of Colgate Palmolive Ltd to foray into the Malaysian market ?
(A)Marico
(B)Hindustan Unilever
(C)Candico
(D)Monginis
(E)None of them

7.On February 3, 2010, a L’Homme Qui Marche I which means The Walking Man I a bronze sculpture was sold in London for £65,001,250 creating a new world record auction price and has become one of the most expensive works of art ever sold at auction. Who was sculptor of this work?
(A)Adolfo Wildt
(B)Rock Mills
(C)Alberto Giacometti
(D)Julio González
(E)Marino Marini

8.How many new venues have been added for the third season of IPL is scheduled to be held in India from 12 March 2010 ?
(A)2
(B)3
(C)4
(D)5
(E)6

9.Which of the following company recently acquired 70% stake in Warid telecom of Bangladesh to foray in the Bangladesh Market?
(A)Bharti Airtel
(B)Vodafone Essar
(C)Reliance Communications
(D)Tata DoCoMo
(E)Spice Digital

10.Which among the following is not correctly matched?
(A)Mohinder Singh Bhullar – Brunei Darusslam
(B)Yanktesh Piramal Reddy – Fiji
(C)Ryuko Hira – Japan
(D)Deepak Mittal – Thailand
(E)Mani Lal Bhaumik – Canada

11.In which month of 2009, North Korean won was revalued again for the first time in 50 years?
(A)October
(B)November
(C)September
(D)August
(E)December

12.Recently South North Water Diversion Project (SNWD) was in news which was related to diverting the water of rivers from south China to North China where there is a low annual rainfall. This project has now been delayed for 5 years. The main thrust of this project was to move the direction of the water of which of the following rivers of China ?
(A)Yellow River
(B)Yangtze River
(C)Hai River,
(D)Fen River
(E)Zhang River

13.Which among the following is the ruling party of North Korea which is widely viewed by the world as Stalinist?
(A)Chongu Party
(B)Korean Workers’ Party
(C)Korean Social Democratic Party
(D)Korean Democratic Front
(E)None of them

14.Recently at which of the following places a summit of G 7 countries was held where it was decided to write off the debts that Haiti owes them, following a devastating earthquake in January 2010?
(A)Nancy, France
(B)Iqaluit, Canada
(C)Charlton Island, Canada
(D)Nagano, Japan
(E)None of them

15.Laura Chinchilla is the President-elect of which of the following countries where parliamentary and presidential elections were held on February 7, 2010 & she has now going to be first woman president of this country?
(A)Panama
(B)Nicargua
(C)Costa Rica
(D)Belize
(E)Guatemala

16.Who among the following has recently been appointed as the new interlocutor for Naga talks and carry forward the peace process with insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah)? (11.2.2010)
(A)R S Pandey
(B)Abid Hussain
(C)K. Raghunath
(D)Ashok Chawla
(E)None of them

17.As of February 11,2010, India has signed Civil Nuclear Pact with how many countries?
(A)5
(B)6
(C)7
(D)8
(E)9

18.Recently Agni III was tested successfully for the fourth time from Wheelers Island in Orissa on February 7, 2010. Which among the following describes Agni III?
(A)Short Range Ballistic Missile
(B)Medium Range Ballistic Missile
(C)Intermediate-range Ballistic Missile
(D)Intercontinental Range Ballistic Missile
(E)surface-to-surface, short-range ballistic missile

19.Which of the following countries in Europe has decided to introduce a law to ban the practice of wearing burqa in public places ?
(A)England
(B)Germany
(C)France
(D)Italy
(E)Sweden

20.Who among the following is the current (February 12, 2010) chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA)?
(A)Shivshankar Menon
(B)RV Raju
(C)Sharad Chandra Sinha
(D)Rajendra Yadav
(E)None of them

21.Which among the following states does not come under Red Corridor?
(A)Bihar
(B)Chhattisgarh
(C)Jharkhand
(D)Karnataka
(E)Tamilnadu

22.Which of the states in India was given a central Govt nod for a Special Courts Act, which the state government has decided to form special courts for hearing corruption cases against government officials & set up anticorruption authority?
(A)Rajasthan
(B)Jharkhand
(C)Bihar
(D)Karnataka
(E)Andhra Pradesh

23.In which of the following country are the largest users of internet?
(A)United States
(B)India
(C)China
(D)Brazil
(E)Russia

24.In January 2010, which of the following two countries were in news for lifting “discriminatory” travel limits that previously prevented people living with HIV from entering both nations? (Currently more than 60 countries have these restrictions and UNAIDS opposes this )
(A)US & China
(B)US & South Korea
(C)US & Canada
(D)Mexico & Brazil
(E)US & North Korea

25.With which of the following the NATGRID is related to which was recently in News?
(A)Internet Penetration
(B)Commercial Transactions
(C)Power transmission
(D)Internal Security & Intelligence
(E)Telecommunication

26.Which among the following Indian-American authors has been appointed as a member of US President Barack Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities? (6.2.2010)
(A)Jhumpa Lahiri
(B)Sarmila Bose
(C)Deepak Chopra
(D)Kiran Desai
(E)Shoba Narayan

27.In which of the following countries, recently a noted Muslim Cleric issued a “Fatwa” against using social networking sites such as Facebook? (5.2.2010)
(A)Egypt
(B)Pakistan
(C)Iran
(D)Saudi Arabia
(E)Sudan

28.How many navies are taking part in the Milan Exercise of Indian Navy in the Indian Ocean ?
(A)8
(B)10
(C)11
(D)12
(E)13

(Note: Indian Navy + 12 Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Phillipines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam are taking part)
29.How many foreign instruments were hosted in India’s Maiden Mission to Moon Chandrayan -I ?
(A)2
(B)3
(C)4
(D)6
(E)8

30.Who was the author of an all time best seller “Love story” who recently died on January 17, 2010?
(A)Rupert Hamer
(B)Arthur Weiss
(C)Erich Segal
(D)Edward Abbey
(E)Jay Anson

31.Which of the following team was runner up in ICC Under 19, Cricket World Cup 2010?
(A)Australia
(B)India
(C)Pakistan
(D)England
(E)West Indies

32.Recently which of the following territories has been in India’s concern as the security agencies of India report of Laskhkar setting up a base there?
(A)Maldives
(B)Seychelles
(C)Mafia Island
(D)Mauritius
(E)Montebello Islands

33.Which among the following country has become the largest auto market of the world recently?
(A)China
(B)Germany
(C)United States
(D)India
(E)Italy

34.Who among the following is the youngest player within the top 100 of the ATP rankings as of January 2010?
(A)Ken Rosewall
(B)Marin Čilić
(C)Jan Kode
(D)Björn Borg
(E)Guillermo Vilas

35.The citizen of which of the following country won the Mumbai Marathon’s latest event?
(A)Ghana
(B)South Africa
(C)Kenya
(D)Nigeria
(E)Greece

(We propose to publish 3 Mega Quizzes every Month Based Upon Current Affairs comprising 35 questions each from now onwards)

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