GK & Current Affairs Questions: September 2, 2013

1. Recently (September, 2013), which state government has proposed to launch a pension scheme for workers under MGNREGS scheme?
[A]Kerala
[B]Karnataka
[C]Punjab
[D]Haryana

Kerala
Kerala government proposes to introduce a pension scheme for workers registered under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREG) and having worked under the scheme for at least 100 days a year. This is the first pension scheme to be launched for MGNREGS workers in the country.


2. The “Paduvalapalya” and “tenku tittu” are two main forms of _____?
[A]Kathakkali
[B]Bharatanatyam
[C]Yakshagana
[D]Mohiniyattam

Yakshagana
The paduvalapalya (northern style) and tenku tittu (southern style) are two main forms of Yakshagana.


3. Who among the followings has been appointed as PM’s Special Envoy on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation?
[A]Brajesh Mishra
[B]Jaswant Singh
[C]Rakesh Sood
[D]Abhishek Nair

Rakesh Sood
Prime Minister Manmohan singh has appointed Rakesh Sood, India’s former Ambassador to Nepal, Afghanistan and France and the country’s first Ambassador in charge of Disarmament in Geneva, as his new Special Envoy for Disarmament and Non-proliferation.


4. Which of the followings is/are published by Mahatma Gandhi?
1.Young India
2.Indian Opinion
3.Satyagraha
4.Harijan
5.Navajivan
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1, 2, 3 & 4
[B]Only 2, 3, 4 & 5
[C]Only 1, 2, 4 & 5
[D]1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Only 1, 2, 4 & 5
Mahatma Gandhi edited several newspapers including Harijan in Gujarati, in Hindi and in the English language. Indian Opinion and Young India, in English and Navajivan in Gujarati and Hindi.


5. Which of following nations emerged as champion of Asia Cup Hockey 2013?
[A]India
[B]Pakistan
[C]Netherlands
[D]South Korea

South Korea
South Korea defeated India 4-3 in the final of the Asia Cup Hockey 2013. With this South Korea confirmed its place in the world cup at the Hague.


6. Which one of the followings is / are an example(s) of Invisible Trade?
1.Consulting
2.Income from foreign investment
3.Shipping services
4.Tourism
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 3 & 4
[D]All the above

All the above
Business transactions that occur with no exchange of tangible goods called Invisible Trade. It involves the transfer of non-tangible goods and/or service, intellectual property and patents. Examples of invisible trade including consulting, income from foreign investment, shipping services and tourism.


7. Recently (September, 2013), India announced an aid of Rs 5000 crore as economic stimulus package to which country?
[A]Sri Lanka
[B]Bhutan
[C]Afghanistan
[D]Nepal

Bhutan
India reiterated its commitment to Bhutan’s socio-economic development as its announced an assistance package of Rs 4,500 crore for the neighbouring country’s 11th five year plan. In addition, India will also contribute Rs 500 crore to a special economic stimulus package devised by Thimphu.


8. Which of the following states/UTs has highest Per Capita Income in the country?
[A]Delhi
[B]Haryana
[C]Punjab
[D]Goa

Delhi
As per Delhi Development Report 2013, Delhi’s average per capita income stands at more than Rs 2 per year in 2012-13 which makes it the highest in India. It is around 3 times more than national average per capita income.


9. Which one of the followings is not a core industry?
[A]Coal
[B]Textile
[C]Cement
[D]Fertilizer

Textile
Textile industry is not a core industry.


10. “Keratoplasty” is the term used for the corrective surgery on the___?
[A]Spinal Cord
[B]Ear
[C]Cornea
[D]Throat

Cornea
Keratoplasty is plastic surgery of the cornea, especially involving corneal grafting.

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  • Hitendra
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    there is missing LAC from per capita income,in the answer of 8.

  • amit
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    per capita income of delhi shown isn’t correct form .what is it ? Rs 2 or 2 lakh .wht does this mean.

  • bish jamwal
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    young india, indian youth, common wealth .. these three newspaper belongs to annie beasant and nat to mahatma ghandi… is that true?

  • murali
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    Question 8 Explanation not clear enough