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 ?
2.The Open Championship is related to which of the following sports ?
3.Which of the following weather phenomenon is said to be responsible for low monsoons this year in India ?
(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 ?
6.What is the number of commercial Banks in India ?
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 _______?
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 ?
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?
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?
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.?
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
14.Who is the chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee on Monetary Policy constituted recently by Reserve Bank of India ?
(B)D Subba Rao
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 ?
17.Recently The Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council was reconstituted , who is the Chairman of this committee?
(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 ?
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
(C)International Monetary Fund
21.On which date Hindi Day is celebrated ?
22.Every year we celebrate Teachers day or more correctly Shikshak Diwas to remember Dr. Radhakrishnan. He was India’s __________ President ?
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?
(B)United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
24.Which among the following is the world’s top football team as per the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking?
25.Who is the Men’s singles winner of the Wimbledon Championship 2009?
(B) Andy Roddick
26.Roger Federar Belongs to which of the following countries ?
27.Who is the Women’s single champion of the latest Wimbledon 2009 ?
(A)Serena William s
28.As per the recently released official world Golf rankings , who among the following is the top golf player of the world?
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)
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?
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?
(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?
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 ?
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?
37.Shamuka tourism project, which was recently in the news is in which of the following states?
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 ?
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?
40.The 13th Finance commission was constituted to give recommendation on specified aspects of center state fiscal relations for the period of _______?
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 ?
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?
(B)Textile & Jute products
(C)Information & technology
44.At which place India ASEAN free trade was signed ?
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?
46.Who is the current chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes?
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?
48.17th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation will be held in which country in the last of 2009?
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)