Daily Current Affairs 2012 Quiz : July 28-29, 2012

1. Who among the following is the Chairman of ‘National Knowledge Commission’ ?
[A]Ashok Ganguly
[B]Nandan Nilekani
[C]Sam Pitroda
[D]Jayati Ghosh

Sam Pitroda

2. ’28th July’ is observed as _________ every year.
[A]World Hepatitis Day
[B]World Population Day
[C]World UFO Day
[D]World Humanitarian Day

World Hepatitis Day

3. Consider the following Statements regarding India-Indonesia bilateral relations:
1.In order to prevent double taxation and fiscal evasion, India and Indonesia have signed Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA).
2.Both countries hope to achieve the trade target of 25 billion US Dollars by 2015.
3.India and Indonesia are partners in the Non Aligned Movement and the ASEAN grouping.
Which among the Statement(s) given above is/are correct?
[A]Only 2
[B]1 and 2
[C]2 and 3
[D]1, 2 and 3

1 and 2

4. The magnificent show at the opening ceremony of London Olympics-2012 was orchestrated by _________:
[A]A R Rahman
[B]Danny Boyle
[C]Karl Hyde
[D]Rick Smith

Danny Boyle

5. Which among the following countries has won the exclusive right to exploit a deep-sea mine in the Indian Ocean that could produce more than $300 million worth of minerals a year?
[A]South Korea
[B]Vietnam
[C]Indonesia
[D]Malaysia

South Korea
The 10,000-square kilometre (4,000 sq mile) site contains hydrothermal vents that could yield metals including gold, silver, copper, zinc and lead. The general assembly of the International Seabed Authority last Friday voted to give Seoul the exclusive right to develop the area – around 2,500 kilometres southwest of Sri Lanka – from 2013 to 2027. The ministry estimated production would reach about 46,000 tonnes, worth $320 million, a year.

6. Consider the following Statements :
1.Recently,the deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever is spreading in Uganda.
2.Ebola fever is a highly infectious viral disease which has no cure or vaccine.
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

7. Which among the following cities in Syria, earlier considered relatively safe government bastion has now become the latest centre of the revolt against President Bashar Al-Assad ?
[A]Damascus
[B]Aleppo
[C]Homs
[D]Palmyra

Aleppo

8. China’s Yi Siling has won the first gold of the London Olympics in the _________ :
[A]women’s 10m air rifle competition
[B]women’s football
[C]women’s beach volleyball
[D]women’s synchronised 3m springboard

women’s 10m air rifle competition

9. Consider the following Statements:
1.Showing concern about the increasing number of oral cancer cases, Himachal Pradesh was the first State to ban tobacco containing products.
2.Till date eight states namely Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Goa, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Jharkhand have banned these products.
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
Madhya Pradesh was the first State to ban tobacco containing products.

10. The renowned Indian Painter ‘Sumahendra’ who passed away recently was a master of which among the following schools of Indian painting?
[A]Ragamala Painting
[B]Kangra School of Pahari painting
[C]Rajasthani miniature painting
[D]Madhubani Painting

Rajasthani miniature painting

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