GK & Current Affairs: July 28, 2013

1. In which of the following countries, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has officially launched his Wikileaks political party?
[A]Australia
[B]USA
[C]Russia
[D]Canada

Australia
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has formally launched the Australian Wikileaks Party and announced its federal election candidates. Assange has now officially declared his candidacy for a seat in the Australian candidate.


2. Agricultural census in India is being organized once in every____ years. Fill the blank with correct option?
[A]Two
[B]Five
[C]Eight
[D]Ten

Five
Agricultural census in India is being organized every five years by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation since 1970-71, in collaboration with the States and Union territories in pursuance of the recommendation of Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nation as a part of World Agricultural census.


3. As per the latest report (July 2013), which of the following has become the world’s most profitable mobile handset vendor?
[A]Apple
[B]Nokia
[C]Samsung
[D]Motorola

Samsung
South Korean handset maker Samsung has become the world’s most profitable mobile handset vendor in the second quarter of current year overtaking its rival Apple. Apple was the world’s most profitable handset vendor for almost four years.


4. Who among the following has been chosen for the inaugural National Yash Chopra Memorial Award?
[A]Amitabh Bachchan
[B]Dileep Kumar
[C]Lata Mangeshkar
[D]A R Rahman

Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar will be given the inaugural National Yash Chopra Memorial Award. The award instituted by TSR foundation, will be given to an outstanding film personality every year.


5. Article 371J of the Constitution of India has provided special status to which one of the following region?
[A]Nagaland
[B]Hyderabad-Karnataka region
[C]Goa
[D]Tripura

Hyderabad-Karnataka region
Article 371J grants special status to six backward districts of Hyderabad-Karnataka region.


6. With which one of the following countries, India has signed $15 billion Rafale deal to buy 126 medium range multi-role combat aircrafts (MMRCA)?
[A]Russia
[B]France
[C]Italy
[D]Israel

France
French firm Dassault Aviation had won the $15 billion contract to sell 126 French Rafale MMRCA to the Indian Air Force in January 2012. The plan is to import 18 of the fighter jets from Dassault directly while the remaining 108 would be manufactured in Bangalore by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).


7. According to latest figures from World Steel Association (WAS), which one of the following country is the largest steel producer?
[A]USA
[B]Japan
[C]India
[D]China

China
In 2012 total world crude steel production was 1,547.8 million metric tones. The biggest steel producing country is currently China, which accounted for 46.3% of world steel production in 2012.


8. World’s largest river island Majuli is on which of the following River?
[A]Ganga
[B]Brahmaputra
[C]Teesta
[D]Godavari

Brahmaputra
Majuli is a world’s largest river island in the Brahmaputra River, in Assam.


9. Which of the following is/are greenhouse gas?
1.Carbon dioxide
2.Methane
3.Carbon Monoxide
4.Nitrous Oxide
5.Sulfur dioxide
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1, 2 & 3
[B]Only 1, 3, 4 & 5
[C]Only 1, 2, 3 & 4
[D]All the Above

Only 1, 2, 3 & 4
Only 1, 2, 3 & 4 are greenhouse gases.


10. The total number of Olympic gold medals in field hockey won by India is __?
[A]Five
[B]Eight
[C]Nine
[D]Eleven

Eight
Until the mid-1970s, India dominated international field hockey, winning eight Olympic gold medals and won the inaugural men’s Hockey World Cup held in 1975.

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  • DVB
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    in Q-9, is carbon monoxide also a GHG? plz clarify:wikipedia info says-
    Although molecules containing two atoms of different elements such as carbon monoxide (CO) or hydrogen chloride (HCl) absorb IR, these molecules are short-lived in the atmosphere owing to their reactivity and solubility. Because they do not contribute significantly to the greenhouse effect, they are usually omitted when discussing greenhouse gases