GK & Current Affairs Questions: September 4, 5, 2013

1. The Global Competitiveness Report is published from time to time by ___?
[A]World Bank
[B]International Monetary Fund
[C]Yale University
[D]World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum
The Global Competitiveness Report is a yearly report published by the World Economic Forum. The report assesses the ability of countries to provide high levels of prosperity to their citizens. This in turn depends on how productively a country uses available resources. Since 2010, Switzerland has led the ranking as the most competitive economy in the world. India is at 60th position.


2. As per the recent data (September, 2013), India is the___largest coffee producer in the world. Fill the blank with correct option?
[A]Fifth
[B]Fourth
[C]Sixth
[D]Seventh

Seventh
India’s ranking among the top coffee producing countries slipped to seventh despite a marginal rise in production in 2012, from sixth in the previous year. According to the International Coffee Organisation, the total coffee production in the world increased 7.18 per cent to 144.06 million bags in 2012 against 134.41 million bags.


3. Which of the following gases is/are used in the Modified Atmospheric Packaging of food products?
1.Oxyzen
2.Carbon dioxide
3.Nitrogen
4.Ethane
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 1, 2 & 3
[C]Only 2 & 3
[D]All the above

Only 1, 2 & 3
The atmosphere in an MA package consists of Nitrogen, Oxygen and Carbon dioxide. It is the altered ration of these gases that prolongs the shelf life. By reducing the oxygen level and increasing the carbon dioxide level ripening of the fruits and vegetables can be delayed, respiration and ethylene production rates can be retarded and various compositional changes associated with ripening can be slowed down.


4. Recently (September, 2013), in which of the following cities Europe’s largest public library has been inaugurated?
[A]London
[B]Geneva
[C]Birmingham
[D]Berlin

Birmingham
Malala Yousafzai officially opened Europe’s largest public library in Birmingham. The new building, which replaces the Central Library, houses a collection of more than 400,000 publicly available books and contains social and research papers.


5. Which of the following is the only significant crude oil producing country in the Eastern Mediterranean region?
[A]Jordan
[B]Lebanon
[C]Syria
[D]Gaza

Syria
Syria is the only significant crude oil producing country in the Eastern Mediterranean region, which includes Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.


6. The Refrigerator system works on which of the following laws?
[A]First Law of thermodynamics
[B]Second Law of thermodynamics
[C]Boyle’s law
[D]Charles law

Second Law of thermodynamics
Refrigerator system works on the principle of Second law of Thermodynamics.


7. Which of the following countries is/are backing action against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapon on civilians?
1.US
2.France
3.China
4.Germany
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1, 2 & 3
[D]Only 1, 2 & 4

Only 1, 2 & 4
The US, France and Germany are backing action against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons on civilians. Russia and China, which have veto power in the UN Security Council, are not in favour of it.


8. Recently (September, 2013), which of the following country has restored a seat for the representative of Hindu and Sikh citizens in the lower house of Parliament?
[A]Pakistan
[B]Afghanistan
[C]Britain
[D]Brazil

Afghanistan
The Afghanistan government has restored a seat for the representative of Hindus and Sikhs of Afghan origin in the lower house of the Parliament.


9. Which of the following Metro cities will have country’s first Monorail route?
[A]New Delhi
[B]Mumbai
[C]Kolkata
[D]Bangalore

Mumbai
The Chembur-Wadala corridor in Mumbai will be the country’s first monorail route and is expected to be operational later this year. The Mumbai, monorail, the first project in India is being implemented by MMRDA while a consortium of L & T and Malaysia infrastructure firm Scomi Engineering is executing it.


10. Which of the followings is/are the measures taken by RBI to shore up the currency?
1.Issue of Quasi-sovereign bonds
2.Hiking the import duty on gold and silver
3.Tighting of liquidity
4.Liberalisation of Bank deposit schemes
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1 & 4
[B]Only 1 & 3
[C]Only 2 & 4
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4

1, 2, 3 & 4

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  • mahesh
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    very nice question papers