Daily Current Affairs 2012 Quiz : August 4-6, 2012

1. Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) is a semi-autonomous administrative body for the Darjeeling hills in West Bengal. In this context, consider the following Statements:
1.GTA presently has three hill subdivisions Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and Kurseong and some areas of Siliguri subdivision under its authority.
2.Recently, Bimal Gurung has been sworn in as the Head of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration.
Which among the Statement(s) given above is/are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 and 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Both 1 and 2

2. Consider the following Statements regarding ‘Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Puraskar’:
1.It is awarded for outstanding contribution towards promotion of communal harmony, national integration and peace.
2.Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Puraskar-2012 has been awarded to D.R. Mehta for popularising ‘Jaipur Foot’.
Which among the Statement(s) given above is/are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 and 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Both 1 and 2
Dr. Mehta has been instrumental in promoting the unbelievably economic and equally effective and handy artificial limb among the people of poor nations. Dr. Mehta’s organisation has so far helped 1.3 million people in India and abroad. It provides artificial limbs and callipers and other walking aids and appliances to the poor free of cost.A major advantage of ‘Jaipur Foot’ is its affordability; at Rs.2,200, it is the cheapest artificial limb in the world. Jaipur Foot is also known for its lightness and mobility. Those who are equipped with it can run, climb a tree and pedal a bicycle. A similar prosthetic built in the West would cost anything between $10,000 and $12,000.

3. Which among the following is India’s first indigenous nuclear-powered submarine?
[A]INS Arihant
[B]INS Sindhughosh
[C]INS Chakra
[D]INS Shishumar

INS Arihant

4. Which among the following countries has recently devised a new nanodrome ‘SQ-4 Recon’ which weighs just 198 grams and is one of the smallest unmanned aerial vehicles in world ?
[A]US
[B]China
[C]Israel
[D]UK

UK
A new ‘nanodrone’ weighing just 198 grams, one of the smallest unmanned aerial vehicles in world, has been devised in UK and is currently being examined by US military to take on the Taliban. It fits in the palm of a hand could become a potent new weapon for the forces in the fight against the Taliban.

5. Which of the following electronics manufacturer has announced to launch a special range of robots and tablets named after ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang?
[A]Milagrow HumanTech
[B]Kimball Electronics Group
[C]Celestica Inc.
[D]Sanmina-SCI

Milagrow HumanTech

6. Which among the following State Governments has launched ‘Sakala’ scheme which aims to deliver services to the citizens in a stipulated time?
[A]Andhra Pradesh
[B]Karnataka
[C]Tamil Nadu
[D]Kerela

Karnataka
Sakala means ‘in time’ or ‘good time’ .The main aim behind the initiation of Sakala is to deliver services to the citizens in a stipulated time. This policy was applied to 57 government departments which will be servicing the common man.

7. 14th International Braille chess Association (IBCA) chess Olympiad 2012 will be held in:
[A]Bangalore
[B]Hyderabad
[C]Bhubaneshwar
[D]Chennai

Chennai
FIDE (Federation Internationale Des Echecs) is the apex body for chess amongst the sighted. Similarly the International Braille Chess Association (IBCA) is the apex body of chess for the blind and is in turn affiliated to FIDE. The main purpose of IBCA is to promote chess for the visually challenged across the globe. Now, it has grown to such an extent that it has over 71 member countries from all continents, starting from Europe to more recent South Africa, Latin America and Asia.

8. Consider the following Statements:
1.Recently a new species of spider was named after the British naturalist Charles Darwin.
2.The Spider is an endemic species of Horn Island in the Torres Strait in Queensland,Australia.
Which among the Statement(s) given above is/are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 and 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Only 2
A new species of spider found only on one island in Queensland, Australia was named after the British naturalist and celebrated TV broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. The prethopalpus attenboroughi spider is just over one millimetre in length and exists only on Horn Island in the Torres Strait in Queensland. Prethopalpus is commonly known as a goblin spider.It is not the first time a species has been named after Sir David as earlier a fossil of a fish that existed 380 million years ago was named Materpiscis attenboroughi.

9. Which among the following State Governments has recently launched ‘Ladli Laxmi Scheme’ which aims to prevent female foeticide in the State?
[A]Maharashtra
[B]Haryana
[C]Goa
[D]Madhya Pradesh

Goa
Under this scheme, girls who are 18 years and above would be provided with Rs. 1 Lakh for their marriage. This scheme is for those girls who lie between the age group of 18-40 years. This scheme is valid for those girls whose parents are living in Goa for the last 25 years. In addition, the girl should have been born and brought up in the state.

10. Recently, the Speaker has set up Lok Sabha’s Fellowship Committee headed by _________ to enable better understanding of the functioning of Parliament and to identify the changing nature and role of parliamentary institutions.
[A]Prem Das Rai
[B]L Hanumanthaiah
[C]B S Mangal Murty
[D]N Rangachary

Prem Das Rai

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  • lamba
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    over and over i have failed to understand that even when i read at least two newspapers a day! I don’t come across all these facts of GK. I request the admin to kindly give me certain hints and directions for my preparations which will help me understand the topic in detail so that i can elaborate on them. Thank You Kindly.

  • Rashid
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    Lamba you are right..sir please give us hint