Daily Current Affairs 2012 Quiz : August 20, 2012

1. In 2012, the Rakhine state of which among the following countries was making news for conflicts between the ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims?
[A]Cambodia
[B]Myanmar
[C]Sri Lanka
[D]Nepal

Myanmar


2. At which among the following places, the National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAEPR) is located?
[A]Mumbai
[B]Bangalore
[C]New Delhi
[D]Kolkata

New Delhi


3. As per the recent SEBI directives, what is the present investment limit for QFIs in corporate bonds and debt schemes of mutual funds without any lock-in period?
[A]$500 millions
[B]$1 billion
[C]$1.5 billion
[D]$2 billion

$1 billion


4. Who among the following is the current president of the European Central Bank?
[A]Herman Van Rompuy
[B]Jose Manuel Barroso
[C]Mario Draghi
[D]Catherine Ashton

Mario Draghi


5. Nehru Cup belongs to which among the following Sport?
[A]Cricket
[B]Foot Ball
[C]Squash
[D]Hockey

Foot Ball


6. Which among the following ministries of the Government of India has recently announced that 1% of its budget will go towards appointment of ‘Mahila Gram Samanvayaks’?
[A]Ministry of Finance
[B]Ministry of Woman and Child Development
[C]Ministry of Rural Development
[D]Ministry of Panchayati Raj

Ministry of Rural Development


7. In which among the following cities, the Head-quarters of Organisation of American States is located?
[A]Washington
[B]Brasilia
[C]Ottawa
[D]Caracas

Washington


8. Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands, which are recently in news are disputed territories between _________?
[A]Japan and North Korea
[B]North Korea and South Korea
[C]Japan and China
[D]China and Russia

Japan and China


9. Dipika Pallikal, who was recently in news is a player of which among the following sports?
[A]Shooting
[B]Squash
[C]Athletics
[D]Archery

Squash


10. Which among the following states of India has recently declared House Sparrow as the official bird of the state?
[A]Goa
[B]Delhi
[C]Gujarat
[D]Orissa

Delhi

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