GK & Current Affairs: August 23, 2013

1. Which one of the following films has bagged best film award at “Amsterdam Film Festival”?
[A]Policegiri
[B]Burfi
[C]The Lunchbox
[D]3 Idiots

The Lunchbox
The audience at the World Cinema Amsterdam Film Festival chose Indian director Ritesh Batra’s “The Lunchbox” as the best film of the 2013 edition. Co produced by Anurag Kashyap and Guneet Monga, among others, the movie was awarded the World Cinema Amsterdam Audience at the fest, which was held August 7-18.


2. Which one of the followings has been adjudged as “Best Performing Integrated Steel Pant” in the country for the year 2011-12?
[A]Essar Steels
[B]Jindhal Steels
[C]TATA Steels
[D]Bhushan Steels

TATA Steels
TATA steel has been adjudged the Best Performing Integrated Steel Plant in the country for the year 2011-12 based on the recommendations made by a Panel of Judges that selected companies for the Prime Minister’s Trophy award for the year 2011-12.


3. The “Second South Asian Diaspora Convention’’ will be organized in______?
[A]Japan
[B]China
[C]Singapore
[D]India

Singapore
Singapore will host the Second South Asian Diaspora Convention (SADC) this November on the theme of “Connecting Global South Asians”. To be organized by The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), which is part of the National University of Singapore, the event (Nov 21-23) will witness prominent personalities discussing critical issues that will shape South Asia’s future and its role in global geopolitics in the 21st century.


4. Which of the following Wildlife Conservation projects is/are currently being implemented in India?
1.Project Elephant
2.Project Tiger
3.Project Snow leopard
4.Project Gir Lion
Chose the correct answer from the code given below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1, 2 & 3
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4

Only 1, 2 & 3


5. Earth Overshoot Day 2013, was observed on____?
[A]August 19
[B]August 20
[C]August 21
[D]August 22

August 20
August 20th is the Earth Overshoot Day 2013 making the date when humanity exhausted nature’s budget for the year.


6. STAR is the recently notified scheme of National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward by Government of India. What does STAR stands for?
[A]Standard Training Assessment and Reward
[B]Skill Training Assessment and Reward
[C]Standard Training Advancement and Reward
[D]Skill Training Advancement and Reward

Standard Training Assessment and Reward
The National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward is a first-of-its kind scheme to be launched in the country. The Scheme that is branded as STAR (Standard Training Assessment and Reward) for promotional purposes envisages that a monetary reward that will in financially help those who wish to acquire a new skill or upgrade their skill to higher level.


7. Who among the following is the highest-paid athlete in the latest Forbes list of world players?
[A]Rafael Nadal
[B]Roger Federer
[C]Tiger Woods
[D]Kobe Bryant

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods regains the No.1 spot on the list of the highest-paid players, who made $ 78.1 million, last year followed by tennis player Roger Federer who earned $ 71.5 million and basket ball player Kobe Bryant, whose earning stood at $61.9 million.


8. Immunoglobulin which is found most abundant is__?
[A]IgA
[B]IgM
[C]IgG
[D]IgD

IgG
Representing approximately 75% of serum immunoglobulin’s in human IgG is the most abundant antibody isotope found in the circulation.


9. Recently (August, 2013), Union Government has banned duty free import of which of the following commodities?
[A]Flat Screen TVs
[B] LED Lamps
[C]Smartphones
[D]Computers

Flat Screen TVs
The government banned duty-free import of flat screen television by air travelers in a bid to prop up rupee, which declined below the 63 level against US dollar.


10. Which among the following countries produce substantial amount of Coffee?
1.India
2.Brazil
3.Ethiopia
4.Ivory Coast
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 2, 3 & 4
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4

1, 2, 3 & 4
All of them produce coffee in size able quantities

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