Mega Quiz August (Second ) Based Upon Recent Current Affairs For All Exams

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1.Islamic Revolution is related to which of the following countries ?
(A)Iraq
(B)Iran
(C)Saudi Arab

2.The Open Championship is related to which of the following sports ?
(A)Tennis
(B)Badminton
(C)Golf

3.Which of the following weather phenomenon is said to be responsible for low monsoons this year in India ?
(A)El Nino
(B)Indian Ocean Dipole
(C)Pacific Decadal Oscillation

4.India and South Korea recently signed a free trade deal which has the potential to nearly double the present trade between the two countries in the next decade. What is the present trade between the two countries?
(A)more than $15 billion in annual trade
(B)more than $10 billion in annual trade
(C)more than $20 billion in annual trade

5.Who among the following is the Hockey India President who was recently in news for rescheduling the Hockey India World Cup going to be held in India in 2010 ?
(A)Ashok Mattoo
(B)K.P.S. Gill
(C)Naval Tata

6.What is the number of commercial Banks in India ?
(A)61
(B)80
(C)90

7.Recently we read in the newspapers that Indian manufacturing and service sector firms laid off a net 1.31 lakh employees during April-June period. Which among the following are the worst hit sectors ?
(A)Textiles & Jewellery
(B)Leather & automobiles
(C)Handloom & power loom

8.The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2008 which had been introduced in the Rajya Sabha last December during the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime proposes to raise the foreign equity cap in the insurance sector from 26 % to _______?
(A)49 %
(B)51 %
(C)100 %

9.Recently we read in the newspapers that India’s National Solar Mission will add 20,000 MW of generation capacity by which of the following years ?
(A)2015
(B)2020
(C)2025

10.Which of the following tourism organization has been awarded the 2009 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award in the marketing destination category and has been selected as best in class from amongst 236 entries worldwide?
(A)Goa Tourism
(B)Rajasthan Tourism
(C)Kerala Tourism

11.Recently which of the following country has expressed plans to replace the present currency with Europe’s single currency, the euro, in 2012 or 2013?
(A)Latvia
(B)Bulgaria
(C)Estonia

12.Recently A Karnataka-based company ASN Industries was in the news for plans to set up a bio-gas plant in which state to produce power from ‘bhusa’ (wheat chaff) and corn stems.?
(A)Madhya Pradesh
(B)Uttar Pradesh
(C)Rajasthan

13.Recently Metro Railways (Amendment) Bill was passed by Lok Sabha. It will facilitate extension of the Delhi Metro rail to the national capital region, including the satellite towns of ____?
(A)Noida & Gurgaon
(B)Noida, Gurgaon & Faridabad
(C)Noida only

14.Who is the chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee on Monetary Policy constituted recently by Reserve Bank of India ?
(A)Usha Thorat
(B)D Subba Rao
(C)Rakesh Mohan

15.India’s textile sector has been facing one of the worst crises as exports to countries like the USA and Europe fell drastically due to the global slowdown. Recently how much amount was released as subsidies under the technology up-gradation fund scheme ?
(A)Rs. 2,545 crores
(B)Rs. 2,045 crores
(C)Rs. 2,200 crores

16.The World Bank has approved a loan of $330 million to strengthen power transmission and distribution system in which of the following states ?
(A)Haryana
(B)Himachal Pradesh
(C)Gujarat

17.Recently The Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council was reconstituted , who is the Chairman of this committee?
(A)C. Rangarajan
(B)V leeladhar
(C)Prof. Y K Alagh

18.To provide liquidity to the recession hit global economic system, India will get the equivalent of about $4.78 billion as its share of International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Special Drawing Rights (SDR). What is India’s share of IMF’s SDR?
(A)$ 250 Billion
(B)$ 300 Billion
(C)$ 450 Billion

19.According to latest figures issued by the tourism ministry, from which of the following country tourists came to India most ?
(A)Britain
(B)Australia
(C)United States

20.Recently Central Government has signed a loan agreement of $ 200 million with which of the following banks for developing urban infrastructure in 5 capital cities of North-Eastern states and the East-West highway project? (August 8, 2009)
(A)Asian Development Bank
(B)World Bank
(C)International Monetary Fund

21.On which date Hindi Day is celebrated ?
(A)September 5
(B)September 6
(C)September 14

22.Every year we celebrate Teachers day or more correctly Shikshak Diwas to remember Dr. Radhakrishnan. He was India’s __________ President ?
(A)Second
(B)Third
(C)Fourth

23.In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly voted to designate 16 September as “World Ozone Day”, to commemorate the signing of which of the following protocols?
(A)Montreal Protocol
(B)United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(C)CITES

24.Which among the following is the world’s top football team as per the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking?
(A)Brazil
(B)Spain
(C)Netherlands

25.Who is the Men’s singles winner of the Wimbledon Championship 2009?
(A)Roger Federer
(B) Andy Roddick
(C)Mike Bryan

26.Roger Federar Belongs to which of the following countries ?
(A)United States
(B)Switzerland
(C)Germany

27.Who is the Women’s single champion of the latest Wimbledon 2009 ?
(A)Serena William s
(B)Venus Williams
(C)Sam Stosur

28.As per the recently released official world Golf rankings , who among the following is the top golf player of the world?
(A)Tiger Woods
(B)Phil Mickelson
(C)Paul Casey

29.Recently the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has cleared how many environment oriented projects of the public sector National Aluminum Company Ltd (Nalco) under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)? (July 2009)
(A)4
(B)2
(C)7

30.Many a times we read in the newspapers about Southern Cone of South America which includes Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay & Peru. Which is the most spoken language of this geographical area?
(A)Portuguese
(B)Spanish
(C)French

31.According to a recently released book ” Hitler’s Jewish Hatred: Cliché And Reality” by American historian who among the following personalities of America was able to influence Hitler?
(A)Henry Ford
(B)Franklin D. Roosevelt
(C)J. P. Morgan

32.Recently we read in the newspapers that Government of India will roll out a Grand rural scheme from Oct 2, 2009. What is the basic concept of this scheme?
(A)A scheme bigger than all the schemes ever will be launched on this day
(B)A scheme integrating all rural schemes into one comprehensive district plan will be launched
(C)NREGP, SGSY, JNUURM, PMGSY will be merged in one scheme

33.Recently we read in the newspapers that India is committing to spend Rs 1,80,000 crore for the production of nuclear power by three countries Russia, France and the US by gaining access to sensitive Enrichment and Reprocessing technologies (ENR) and stabilising its fears over energy insecurity. India wishes to produce how much energy by this committment?
(A)20000 MW
(B)30000 MW
(C)40000 MW

34.Recently International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (Icrisat) has entered into an agreement with which university of America to jointly set up a distance education centre at the ICRISAT’s headquarters in Patancheru, near Chennai ?
(A)University of Pennsylvania
(B)University of Florida
(C)University of Alabama

35.In which of the following countries world’s largest number of netizens live ?
(A)China
(B)US
(C)India

36.Recently ,after India’s efforts to revive the stalled Doha multilateral trade talks, WTO Director General Pascal Lamy has confirmed his participation at the trade ministers’ meeting in September. Which country is hosting this meeting?
(A)Russia
(B)China
(C)India

37.Shamuka tourism project, which was recently in the news is in which of the following states?
(A)Orissa
(B)West Bengal
(C)Andhra Pradesh

38.As a part of Multi Purpose National Identity Card (MNIC) project, the task of preparing the National Population Register (NPR) has begun in coastal areas of which of the following states ?
(A)Orissa
(B)Andhra Pradesh
(C)Tamil nadu

39.In which year Government of India had set up a Nuclear Command Authority (NCA) and a Strategic Forces Command (SFC) for managing India’s nuclear aresenal?
(A)2002
(B)2003
(C)2004

40.The 13th Finance commission was constituted to give recommendation on specified aspects of center state fiscal relations for the period of _______?
(A)2008-2012
(B)2010-2015
(C)2010-2013

41.Which among the following is the first commercial bank of limited liability managed by Indians ?
(A)Punjab National Bank
(B)Oudh Commercial Bank
(C)Imperial Bank of India

42.National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology is situated at which of the following places ?
(A)New Delhi
(B)Nagpur
(C)Chennai

43.India and the 10-country Southeast Asian bloc ASEAN signed a free trade agreement recently. Which among the following was not embraced in this agreement?
(A)Farm produces
(B)Textile & Jute products
(C)Information & technology

44.At which place India ASEAN free trade was signed ?
(A)New Delhi
(B)Bang Kok
(C)Jakarta

45.Recently draft Direct Taxes Code was launched by India Government , to reform its archaic tax laws, phase out exemptions, simplify rules on corporate mergers and help improve compliance. It if passed by the parliament will be implemented from which year?
(A)2010
(B)2011
(C)2012

46.Who is the current chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes?
(A)Sudhir Chandra
(B)S.S.N.Moorthy
(C)Narindar Singh

47.As per a recent survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal Asia, which company of India has been adjusted as most admired Indian company?
(A)Infosys
(B)TCS
(C)Bharti Airtel

48.17th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation will be held in which country in the last of 2009?
(A)Singapore
(B)Japan
(C)France

49.A Foreign Currency Convertible Bond (FCCB) is a type of convertible bond which is issued in a currency _____ ?
(A)different than the issuer’s domestic currency.
(B)similar to issuer’s domestic currency.
(C)both of the above are correct

50.Which among the following drug is used in Swine Flu? ( It was recently in the media as drug innovator, Swiss multinational Hoffmann-La Roche, and its Indian licensee, Hetero Drugs, maintain their effective monopoly in the country)
(A)Oseltamivir
(B)Zanamivir
(C)Rimantadine

Comments

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    Q.no. 12's answer is which state

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  • Anonymous
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    Question34 Answer

    ICRISAT-Patancheru (Headquarters)
    Patancheru 502324
    Andhra Pradesh, India
    Tel: +91 40 30713071
    Fax: +91 40 30713074/30713075296182

    E-mail: [email protected]
    http://www.icrisat.org/aboutus/global_Presence.htm

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  • Anonymous
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    Q no 12 State is MP

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