Current Affairs September 2010: Quiz 1

1.Nowadays we are hearing a lot about DTC (Direct Tax Code) which is going to being implemented from Apil 1 2012, a year behind the previous deadline. According to Revenue Secretary Sunil Mitra, government is going to lose in 2012-13 ?
(A) Rs 51,000
(B) Rs 52,000
(C) Rs 53,000
(D) Rs 54,000
2.Canada’s Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry handsets, are in news nowadays because of its encrypted messenger services. Approximately how many users of BlackBerry are there in India now?
(A) 50,000
(B) 80,000
(C) 1 million
(D) 1.5 million
3.Recently a movie released in India name “Peepli Live” making huge profits. Who is the director of this movie?
(A) Anusha Rizvi
(B) Amir Khan
(C) Raghuvir Yadav
(D) None of these
4.After India’s famous Chandrayaan-I mission it is going to launch Chandrayaan-II. Recently it is declared that it will carry seven onboard instruments for a range of lunar experiments. In which year this mission is going to launch?
(A) 2012
(B) 2013
(C) 2014
(D) 2011
5.Recently we are hearing a lot about Vedanta’s purchasing of 60% stake in Cairn India. The deal is going to cost Vedanta how much?
(A) $ 8.6 billion
(B) $ 9.6 billion
(C) $10.6 billion
(D) $7.6 billion
6.In this new era a new business model has come which is called “Freemium”. What is this?
(A) Pay as you go
(B) Everything is free
(C) Some basic things are free but you have to pay for advance features
(D) The word does not exist
7.Recently Daiichi Sankyo owned Ranbaxy has settled its patent dispute on valganciclovir drug sold under the brand Valcyte with which company? (This company is based in Switzerland )
(A) Novartis
(B) Wockhardt
(C) Pfizer
(D) Roche
8.According to recent research by ComScore a popular social networking site Facebook overtook another famous social site Orkut in July 2010. Facebook in July 2009 was having 7.47 million unique users. Now how many unique users are there till July 2010 on Facebook?
(A) 19.9 million
(B) 20.9 million
(C) 21.9 million
(D) 22.9 million
9.According to new DTC (Direct Tax Code), which is going to be implemented by 1 April 2011, proposed corporate tax is 30%. What is the rate at present?
(A) 37%
(B) 36%
(C) 35%
(D) 34%
10.FIIs (Foreign Institutional Investor) in India has gone on a record high in the first eight month. According to market expert they can go upto $16 billion by the year end. What is the approximate figure after eight months?
(A) $12.4 billion
(B) $13.4 billion
(C) $14.4 billion
(D) $14.6 billion
11.Last fiscal year Indian exports had touched $178.6 billion amid global slowdown. But because of sudden decline in exports last month, the UPA govt. announced some sops to the labour-intensive textile, handicrafts and leather sectors to help them. What is the amount?
(A) Rs. 1,352
(B) Rs. 1,252
(C) Rs. 1,152
(D) Rs. 1,052
12.According to a new survey, eight out of 10 people among the middle class do not know that nearly two millon children under five die every year of diseases and conditions that are easily treatable and preventable. In this context how many malnourished children of the world are in India?
(A) Half
(B) One-third
(C) One-fourth
(D) One-fifth
13.On 26th August we celebrated Mother Teresa’s birth centenary. How many years are in a Centenary?
(A) 50 years
(B) 100 years
(C) 150 years
(D) 200 years
14.Recently which state government of India formed five task forces to identify and prevent illegal layouts in the city?
(A) Karnataka
(B) Tamilnadu
(C) Maharashtra
(D) Gujrat
15.Recently because of less exports last month the govt. extended zero-duty Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) scheme by ?
(A) 6 months
(B) One year
(C) 1.5 years
(D) 2 years
16.Recently govt. clears a bill (Educational Tribunals Bill) to speed up to solve matters relating to disputes in ?
(A) Primary education system
(B) Rural education
(C) Urban education
(D) Higher education system
17.The US economy grew less than expected in the second quarter. At which rate it grews ?
(A) 1.2%
(B) 1.4%
(C) 1.6%
(D) 1.8%
18.Recently Air India announced a 10% cut in fares to increase its market share. Which company owns Air India?
(A) National Aviation Company of India
(B) National Aeronautics Company of India
(C) National Aeronautical Company of India
(D) None of these
19.Recently Government of India gave extension to Research in Motion, maker of BlackBerry, after the company agreed to provide the solutions to the India’s security concern. How many days are given to it –?
(A) 30 days
(B) 40 days
(C) 50 days
(D) 60 days
20.India proposed an aid of $5 million to Pakistan flood victims. Recently India raised it to –?
(A) $10 million
(B) $15 million
(C) $20 million
(D) $25 million
21.Recently according to Central PF Commissioner Samirendra Chattergee, Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) has a deficit of –?
(A) Rs. 54,000 crore
(B) Rs. 55,000 crore
(C) Rs. 56,000 crore
(D) Rs. 57,000 crore
22.Recently according to a news govt. is planning to include some language in the list of scheduled languages and amend the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. Which language/s is/are going to be added –?
(A) Bhojpuri
(B) Rajasthani
(C) Both of them
(D) None of them
23.As we know that “phobia” means a particular fear about something. In this context what is “Androphobia”?
(A) Fear of Men
(B) Fear of Women
(C) Fear of Homosexual
(D) Fear of Animals
24.Malcolm Gladwell is a very famous author. Which book/books is/are written by him?
(A) The Tipping Point
(B) Blink
(C) Outliers
(D) All of these
25.As we all know that Audie is one of best brand in automobile industry. Which company owns it?
(A) German Motors
(B) Volkswagen
(C) Chrysler
(D) Toyota

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  • Anonymous
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    With every quiz the ambit of my knowlegde is rapidly ascending!
    thanks for all the arduous efforts :)

    -Hitasha

  • Anonymous
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    previous way of answering was nice, this is tedious bcoz after every ques. I have to come to end to look at the ans of that ques. ,please change your way of answering as previous……..

  • deep
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    The button answers were better….

  • deep
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    Question 3 Answer would be Anusha Rizvi,i understand it being a typo mistake. Thanks for the Questions.

  • Anonymous
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    the button answers were much better

  • Anonymous
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    plz help

    Ministry of HRD limit how much % in FDI in education
    a 20%
    b 40%
    c 60%
    d 100%

  • Admin
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    Government, vide Press Note 2 (2000 series) dated 11.2.2000 of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) has allowed FDI up to 100%, on the automatic route in the Education Sector, subject to the sectoral rules/regulations as may be applicable.

  • Anonymous
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    I am glad to be hear, your website is really great. Like my other friends here, I also would like to see the previous "Buttoned Answer" format, since its easier and time-saving to check our answer at the same time… otherwise we would have to scroll down every time to know the correct one..

    I am having a great knowledge here.. as I am preparing for Bank PO..I have no idea what kind of questions are asked in General awareness paper.. still working out.. and your site is a great help.. thank you so much for your efforts.

  • Anonymous
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    Seriously.. Button Answers!

  • Anonymous
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    the button answers were much better…….

  • Anonymous
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    sir can we expect such type of questions in exams?? i mean der are a lot of numeric valued answers…..
    can we expect such questions??

  • Anonymous
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    very nice collection of facts…all questions are very good ,the previous pattern of answering was better but you must have changed it bcoz of some reason so its alright…..after all its not just our convenience that matters but yours comes first…u are doing a great job and never stop this…else things may change but don't ever pause this daily quiz…thanxxx

  • Anonymous
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    Question 9 Corporate Tax now 33%.

  • Admin
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    See, Corporate Tax rate is 30%. Effective Tax Rate with surcharge & ed. cess is approximately 33.9%. . So this is a right answer.

  • Admin
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    Answer buttons will continue. Somehow, it was like testing the preference of the readers. I got the idea and thanks to all :)

  • Anonymous
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    previous answer type is better than this

    it is time consuming

  • Shashi dwivedi
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    in question no12 the date is 1 apr 2011 or 2012

    i think it will be 2012

  • Shashi dwivedi
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    plz
    change this answer type previous was the best

  • Anonymous
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    sir plz change the format of answer. earlier format was much better.

  • Anonymous
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    I am confused on Q25.
    Please clarify it

  • karthik
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    Q No.1 & Q No.9

    officially when DTC to implement by 2011 or 2012…kindly clarify ji

  • Anonymous
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    QUESTION 25 IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT…..
    VOLKSWAGEN OWNS MERECEDEZ, AUDIE..

  • Anonymous
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    sir this questions how much important i am not knowing