GK & Current Affairs Questions: September 19, 20, 2013

1. As per the latest announcement made by RBI, domestic scheduled commercial banks are now allowed to open branches in ___ centres without RBI permission. Fill the blank with correct option?
[A]Tier I
[B]Tier II
[C]Tier III
[D]Tier IV

Tier I
With the objective of further liberalising and rationalising the branch authorisation policy, the general permission to domestic scheduled commercial banks (other than RRBs) is now allowed to open branched in Tier I centres without RBI permission provided they fulfil certain conditions.


2. Pico hydro is a term used for hydroelectric power generation of under __?
[A]10-50 kw
[B]10-100 kw
[C]0-5 kw
[D]100-300 kw

0-5 kw
Pico hydro is a term used for hydroelectric power generation of under 5 kw. It is useful in small, remote communities that require only a small amount of electricity.


3. Recently (September, 2013), Tata group has planned to set up new full-service airline in India with which of the following airline companies?
[A]American Airlines
[B]Singapore Airlines
[C]British Airways
[D]Qantas Airways

Singapore Airlines
Indian conglomerate Tata Group and Singapore Airlines plan to set up a new full-service airline in India, nearly 15 years after their last attempt failed. The two companies plan to initially invest $ 100m in the new airline, Tata will own 51% and Singapore Airlines will own the rest.


4. The “National Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Policy aims to promote optimal development and active learning capacity of children below__ years. Fill the blank with correct option?
[A]Five
[B]Six
[C]Ten
[D]Twelve

Six
The National Early Childhood Care and Education Policy is to promote inclusive, equitable and contextualized opportunities for promoting optimal development and active learning capacity of all children below six years.


5. With which of the following games the term “Muzzle” is associated?
[A]Shooting
[B]Football
[C]Hockey
[D]Badminton

Shooting


6. Which of the followings is/are can be used in Food irradiation technology?
1.X-rays
2.Gamma rays
3.Electron beams
4.Infrared rays
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1 & 3
[B]Only 1 & 2
[C]Only 2 & 4
[D]Only 1, 2 & 3

Only 1, 2 & 3
Food irradiation is the process of treating food with a specific dosage of ionizing radiation. This treatment slows or halts spoilage by retarding enzymic action or destroying microorganisms and it can also inactivate foodborne pathogenic organisms. Irradiation treatment can be achieved by exposing the food items to electronic beam, Gamma rays and X-rays.


7. Which one of the following statements is/are correct about “Direct Bank” system?
1.It is a bank without any branch network and offer its service via online banking and telephone banking
2.Most direct banks offer only online savings accounts and these bank typically offer higher interest rates
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Both 1 & 2


8. Recently (September, 2013), which country senate has approved the ban on beauty pageants for children below 16 years?
[A]France
[B]Russia
[C]USA
[D]Canada

France
France senate has voted to ban beauty pageants for children under 16, in an effort to defend children’s especially girls’ rights. Anyone who enters a child into such a contest would face up to two years in prison and 30,000 euros fines.


9. Which of the followings is the modern method of production of synthetic petrol?
[A]Karrick process
[B]Bergius process
[C]Fischer-Tropsch process
[D]Bessemer process

Fischer-Tropsch process
Fischer-Tropsch conversion is the modern method of production of synthetic petrol. The Fischer-Tropsch process is a collection of carbon reactions that converts a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen into liquid hydrocarbons.


10. “Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola” who won Miss Muslimah World 2013 title is from which country?
[A]Nigeria
[B]Kenya
[C]Indonesia
[D]Turkey

Nigeria
Miss Nigeria, Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola” won the Miss Muslimah World contest which was organised by the World Muslimah Foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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