Daily Current Affairs 2012 Quiz : August 19, 2012

1. Who among the following is the present director of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)?
[A]Alok Misra
[B]A.S. Bhattacharya
[C]T.C.A. Ranganathan
[D]Alok Prasad

A.S. Bhattacharya


2. Cepheid’s GeneXpert is a molecular diagnostic system that is used to detect _______ in a patient.
[A]HPV
[B]HIV
[C]Tuberculosis
[D]Malaria

Tuberculosis
Cepheid’s Xpert MTB/RIF can detect TB in patients co-infected with HIV and the disease’s resistance to the antibiotic rifampicin – a widely accepted indicator of the presence of the multi-drug resistant TB.


3. Which among the following countries has recently granted diplomatic asylum to the Wiki Leaks founder Julian Assange?
[A]Venezuela
[B]Ecuador
[C]Argentina
[D]Mexico

Ecuador


4. The Waverider X-51A, the hypersonic missile was tested unsuccessfully by which among the following countries recently?
[A]USA
[B]Russia
[C]Germany
[D]China

USA


5. To ensure that small investors get a higher share of the IPOs, recently, the SEBI has increased the minimum allotment amount to ___________ from the existing Rs. 5,000–7,000. Choose the correct entry to fill the blank.
[A]Rs.8,000-10,000
[B]Rs.9,000-12,000
[C]Rs.10,000-15,000
[D]Rs.12,000-16,000

Rs.10,000-15,000


6. The Union cabinet recently approved two schemes to encourage electronic manufacturing, including Electronics Manufacturing Clusters and Modified Special Incentive Package (M-SIPS). Under M-SIPS scheme, the government would give what fraction of subsidies to SEZs and non-SEZs entities respectively?
[A]15 per cent, 20 per cent
[B]20 per cent, 15 per cent
[C]20 per cent, 25 per cent
[D]25 per cent, 20 per cent

20 per cent, 25 per cent


7. Under the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFP), how many Panchayats are to be provided with broadband connectivity?
[A]1.5 lakh
[B]2 lakh
[C]2.5 lakh
[D]3 lakh

2.5 lakh


8. Recently IFRS is in news in the context of accounting standards. What is IFRS?
[A]Indian Financial Regulating Standards
[B]Indian Financial reporting Standards
[C]International Financial Regulating Standards
[D]International Financial Reporting Standards

International Financial Reporting Standards


9. Mrinal Gore, who recently passed away was a well-known ____________?
[A]Eminent journalist
[B]Social activist
[C]Classical dancer
[D]Hindustani vocalist

Social activist


10. Which among the following ministries of Indian Government is implementing the OPEX 2012 project?
[A]Ministry of Science and Technology
[B]Ministry of Corporate Affairs
[C]Ministry of External Affairs
[D]Ministry of Sports

Ministry of Sports
OPEX stands for Operation Excellence. It is implanted by Ministry of Sports in the run up to the London Olympic games.

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