Daily Current Affairs 2012 Quiz : July 19, 2012

1. People affected by the ___________ have recently launched an indefinite ‘ Jal Satyagraha ’ against the Madhya Pradesh government’s decision of filling up the dam up to a height of 193 meters.
[A]Bansagar Dam Project
[B]Omkareshwar Dam Project
[C]Indirasagar Dam Project
[D]Gandhisagar Dam Project

Omkareshwar Dam Project

2. After a year of deliberations, the ‘Naresh Chandra Committee’ recently submitted to the Union Government its report on:
[A]Defence reforms
[B]Journalists’ Pay Reforms
[C]Agrarian reforms in rain-fed areas
[D]Reforms in the higher judiciary

Defence reforms

3. Consider the following Statements regarding ‘African Union (A.U.)’:
1.The only all-African state not in the African Union is Morocco.
2.’Dlamini-Zuma’ became the first woman to head A.U. Commission.
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

4. The mosques of Djingareyber, Sankore and Sidi Yahya which are in news recently are located in which among the following places?
[A]Casbah, Algeria
[B]Timbuktu, Mali
[C]Shiraz, Iran
[D]Gaza, Palestine

Timbuktu, Mali
Saddled between the desert and the irrigated areas of the river Niger in north Mali, Timbuktu, founded by Tuaregs in the 11th century, flourished as a trading city during the 15th and 16th centuries, and also as a centre of learning. The mosques of Djingareyber, Sankore and Sidi Yahia, built more than 400 years ago, attest to its great past. These exquisite examples of earthen architecture along with 16 cemeteries are World Heritage sites. Ansar Dine — the radical Islamist militia which has taken control of the area — considers the mosques dedicated to Sufi saints and structures over graves as idolatrous, and has barbarically ravaged them.

5. The Centrally Sponsored ‘Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme(TUFS)’ is related to _________
[A]Textile Sector
[B]Micro-Irrigation
[C]Infrastructural Development
[D]Food Processing Industry

Textile Sector
The outlay for TUFS in the XI Plan was Rs.12,000 crore. Under the scheme, government provides subsidies to the industry for modernisation by installing new machinery and adopting upgraded technology. It is a very popular scheme among the textiles segments such as spinning, cotton ginning and pressing, garments and weaving.Stating that the UPA government was working on a package for powerloom and silk sectors, Commerce and Textile Minister Anand Sharma announced that TUFS would be continued in the XII Plan with an allocation of Rs.15,886 crore.

6. Which among the following belligerent nations of Africa have recently signed an ‘anti-rebel pact’?
[A]Burundi and Uganda
[B]Sudan and South Sudan
[C]Tanzania and Burundi
[D]Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) and Rwanda

Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) and Rwanda
The presidents of Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda inked a regional pact to eliminate armed rebels in eastern Congo, signing the document and holding rare face to face talks.

7. ‘Truvada’ is the first ever approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an _________
[A]anti-malarial drug
[B]anti-HIV drug
[C]anti-TB drug
[D]anti-cancer drug

anti-HIV drug

8. Consider the following statements regarding ‘India-Columbia’ bilateral relations:
1.The two countries have recently signed Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement(BIPPA) to boost investment flows.
2.Colombia is also a signatory of DTAA with India.
Which among the above Statement(s) is/are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 and 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Both 1 and 2

9. The first SAARC Tour Operators Conclave was recently held in:
[A]Punakha, Bhutan
[B]New Delhi, India
[C]Dhaka, Bangladesh
[D]Addu City, Maldives

New Delhi, India

10. Union Government has recently launched the ‘Perform,Achieve and Trade (PAT)’ scheme under which among the following missions of National Action Plan for Climate Change?
[A]National Solar Mission
[B]Green India Mission
[C]National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture
[D]National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency

National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency

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