Daily Current Affairs 2012 Quiz : July 27, 2012

1. Consider the following Statements:
1.Jawahar Thakur has been appointed as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA) of India.
2.Controller General of Accounts (CGA) is the principal Accounts Adviser to the Government of India.
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
Controller General of Accounts (CGA) is the principal Accounts Adviser to the Government of India and it exercises the powers of the President under Article 150 of the constitution for prescribing the forms of Accounts of the Union and State Governments on the advice of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG).

2. Pranab Mukherjee is the ____ President of India.
[A]12th
[B]13th
[C]14th
[D]15th

13th

3. Which of the following is often been described as the “mathematician’s Nobel prize” and is among the most prestigious awards in mathematics?
[A]Fields Medal
[B]Abel Prize
[C]Chern Medal
[D]Cole Prize

Abel Prize

4. Consider the following Statements regarding ‘National Commission for Women (NCW)’ :
1.National Commission for Women is a statutory body.
2.Mamta Sharma is the chairman of the 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

5. ‘Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary’ which was recently declared as the 42nd Tiger Reserve of India by the Government is located in _________ :
[A]Madhya Pradesh
[B]Andhra Pradesh
[C]Karnataka
[D]Chattisgarh

Andhra Pradesh

6. Consider the following Statements regarding ‘Bal Bandhu Scheme’:
1.It is a Centrally-sponsored scheme for youth in Naxal-hit districts.
2.Funds for the scheme will come from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.
Which of 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

7. The new Operating System called ‘OS X Mountain Lion’ has been recently launched by :
[A]Apple
[B]Microsoft
[C]Intel
[D]Google

Apple

8. Consider the following Statements:
1.Kokrajhar is the capital of Bodoland Territorial Council.
2.The Bodo Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD) consist of four contiguous districts-Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Udalguri and Dhubri.
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

Only 1
The area under the BTC jurisdiction is called the Bodo Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD). The BTAD is to consist of four contiguous districts — Kokrajhar, Baska, Udalguri and Chirang — carved out of eight existing districts : Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Nalbari, Kamrup, Darrang and Sonitpur — an area of 27,100 km² (35% of Assam).

9. Who among the following is the president of the ‘World Bank’ ?
[A]José Antonio Ocampo
[B]Jim Yong Kim
[C]Robert Zoellick
[D]Christine Lagarde

Jim Yong Kim

10. Presently, the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) cap in Indian aviation sector (Domestic Airlines) is ____:
[A]26%
[B]49%
[C]51%
[D]74%

49%
100% for NRIs, 49% for others. No direct or indirect equity participation by foreign airlines is allowed.

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Comments

  • Anusha
    Reply

    2nd answer is not 13 th president.pranab mukherjee was the 14 th president of india is write answer.

    • GKToday

      Pranab Mukherjee is 14th President, but 13th person in office as Dr. Rajendra Prasad was President for two successive terms.

  • sharan
    Reply

    Both Abel prize and field’s prize are regarded as mathematics nobel prize, but which one is correct ?

  • Aneesh
    Reply

    Many times Field’s Medal is also referred to as the Nobel Prize of mathematics. See the citations:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_prizes_known_as_the_Nobel_of_a_field

  • dallu
    Reply

    @GK TODAY ANSWER
    pranab mukherjee is the 14th president but 13th person to hold this post.

  • Aditya Agrawal
    Reply

    gr8..I loved it and learnt a lot

  • deepak singh
    Reply

    Its very useful in current compition

  • ANJANI
    Reply

    Pranab Mukherjee is the 13th President of India is correct.
    As the question highlights the person in office.
    Only Abel prize is considered as the Math’s nobel prize