GK & Current Affairs Questions: September 8, 2013

1. Which of the following days proclaimed as “International Literacy Day” by UNESCO?
[A]September 5
[B]September 6
[C]September 7
[D]September 8

September 8
September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO. It was first celebrated on 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies


2. Which of the followings is/are not states parties to the Statute of International Criminal Court?
1.India
2.China
3.United States
4.Israel
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 4
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4
1, 2, 3 & 4

Currently, 122 states are states parties to the Statute of the International Criminal Court, including all of South America, nearly all of Europe, most of Oceania and roughly half countries in Africa. 41 United Nations member states have neither ratified nor signed or acceded to the Statute; some of them, including China, India, USA, Israel and Sudan.


3. The first non-African country to be found among the world’s poorest nations is ___?
[A]Afghanistan
[B]Indonesia
[C]Kazakhstan
[D]Malaysia

Afghanistan
The first non-African country to be found among the world’s poorest nations is Afghanistan, with just over a thousand dollars.


4. Which of the followings Rail Coach Factory has been selected for “Par Excellence Award”?
[A]Kapurthala
[B]Raebareli
[C]Bhatinda
[D]Kharagpur

Kapurthala
Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala receives “Par Excellence Award” from Quality Circle Forum of India”, RCF acquired this award for successful implementing modern quality tool such as “5S’, Kaizen and Quality Circles and achieving the better house-keeping and work-place management etc.


5. Which of the following states is/are largest producer of Limestone?
1.Chattisgarh
2.Rajastan
3.Madhya Pradesh
4.Tamil Nadu
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1 & 4
[B]Only 1 & 3
[C]Only 1, 2 & 3
[D]All the above

Only 1, 2 & 3


6. At present, who among the followings are eligible to acquire shares on stock exchanges in compliance with FEMA regulations?
1.Foreign Institutional Investors
2.Qualified Foreign Institutions
3.Non-resident Indians
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Only 1 & 2
[D]1, 2 & 3

1, 2 & 3
At present, foreign institutional investors (FIIs), qualified foreign institutions and non-resident Indians (NRIs) are eligible to acquire shares on stock exchanges in compliance with FEMA regulations, but they are not permitted to acquire shares on bourses under the FDI scheme.


7. Recently (September, 2013), RBI has increased the amount of rupee that individuals can carry while travelling abroad. The new increased amount is ___?
[A]10,000
[B]20,000
[C]30,000
[D]40,000

10,000


8. Diego Garcia Island is in___?
[A]Pacific Ocean
[B]Indian Ocean
[C]Arctic Ocean
[D]Southern Ocean

Indian Ocean
Diego Garcia is a tropical, footprint-shaped coral atoll located south of the equator in the central Indian Ocean. It is part of the British Indian Ocean Territory.


9. As per the latest report, which of the following states has beaten Kerala to achieve the first position in literacy rate?
[A]Sikkim
[B]Mizoram
[C]Tripura
[D]Assam

Tripura
India’s north-eastern state of Tripura achieved the first position in literacy with 94.65 per cent, beating Kerala (93.31%), Tripura CM Manik Sarkar announced in Agartala. A government survey was conducted by the eight district magistrate in August, 2012 which found that only 131,634 people of the state’s 37 lakh people, including those aged 50 and above were illiterate.


10. Which one of the following pairs of Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar-2011 awardees and fields to which they associated is not correct?
[A]Meenakshi Srinivasan – Bharatnatyam
[B]Jayateerth Mevundi – Hindustani Vocalist
[C]Gautam Haldar – Hindustani Instrumental
[D]Vidya Kollur – Yakshagana

Gautam Haldar – Hindustani Instrumental

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