GK & Current Affairs Quiz: October 30, 2013

1. As per the World Bank’s ease of doing business index the best place within India to do business is___?
[A]Hyderabad
[B]Mumbai
[C]New Delhi
[D]Bangalore

New Delhi
The city-wise detail by World Bank and International Finance Corporation on doing business in India shows New Delhi is best place to do business. According to the report, it requires 32 days for starting business in New Delhi, while it takes 40 days to register a company in Bangalore. In terms of ease of doing business within India, New Delhi is followed by Patna, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Bhubaneshwar.


2. Who among the following is the author of the novel “The Shadow of Crescent Moon”?
[A]Fatima Bhutto
[B]Arundati Roy
[C]Kiran Bedi
[D]Shobha Day

Fatima Bhutto
“The Shadow of Crescent Moon” is a debut novel of Pakistan poet and writer Fatima Bhutto.


3. The Hemis Gompa festival celebrated every year on the tenth day of the Tibetan lunar month is internationally known. The main venue of the festival is?
[A]Dharmashala
[B]Leh
[C]Ladakh
[D]Tibet

Ladakh
Hemis Gompa, is the biggest monastery in Ladakh and site of the annual festival commemorating the birth of Guru Padamasambhava, who is said to have brought Vajrayana Buddhism to Bhutan and Tibet.


4. To which one of the following countries, India has provided Rs 100 crores as a grant to Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP) recently?
[A]Bangladesh
[B]Bhutan
[C]Pakistan
[D]Sri Lanka

Bhutan
India has provided Rs 100 crores as a grant to Bhutan for the new government’s Economic Stimulus Plan. As requested by Bhutan, India has committed to provide Rs 5 billion to the Himalayan nation, outside the 11th Plan assistance.


5. Which of the following countries will assume the role of Chairman of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOC-ARC) for next two year term?
[A]Australia
[B]Bangladesh
[C]Indonesia
[D]Sri Lanka

Australia
Australia will assume the role of chairman of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOC-ARC) for two year term, taking over from India this week.


6. “Rabobank” which is in news recently, over the Libor interest rate-fixing scandal, is a multinational banking company based in which country?
[A]France
[B]UK
[C]Dutch
[D]Poland

Dutch
Rabobank is a Dutch multinational banking and financial services company headquartered Utretcht. It is a global leader in Food and Agri financing and its sustainability-oriented banking.


7. Which of the following committees is/are related to resolve issue of petroleum product pricing?
1.Rangarajan Committee
2.Chaturvedi Committee
3.Kirti S Parikh Committee
4.Jaganath Chandra Committee
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1, 2 & 3
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4

Only 1, 2 & 3


8. Virginia Tobacco, the most important commercial variety of tobacco, is grown mostly in which states?
1.Karnataka
2.Andhra Pradesh
3.Tamil Nadu
4.Maharashtra
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1 & 3
[B]Only 1 & 2
[C]Only 3 & 4
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4

Only 1 & 2
Virginia Tobacco is grown mostly in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Virginia Tobacco used in cigarettes is the most important variety and is an export oriented crop this accounts for about 21 per cent of India’s total production of tobacco. About 40 per cent of the total Virginia Tobacco production is used for domestic cigarette industry while the rest is exported to markets all over the world.


9. According to the ICT Development Index, 2012, which country has the best connectivity in the world for its citizens?
[A]South Korea
[B]Sweden
[C]Finland
[D]Netherlands

South Korea


10. Which among the following acts makes provisions for Model Code of Conduct during elections?
[A]Representatives of People Act 1950
[B]Representatives of People Act 1951
[C]Constitution of India 1949
[D]None of them

None of them
Model Code of Conduct has no legal backing.

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