Mega Quiz July-2009 (First) Based Upon Current Affairs

1.”MARG Swarnabhoomi” is a mega infrastructure project with world class telecommunication facilities. Recently MARG Limited (integrated infrastructure company) signed an MOU with which of the following India’s telecommunication giants for this project ?
(A)Tata Indicom
(B)BSNL
(C)Bharti Airtel

2.Who is the winner of the Asian Continental Chess Championship held in the Philippines recently?
(A)Vishvanathan Anand
(B)Surya Shekhar Ganguly
(C)Krishnan Sasikiran

3.Koneru Humpy has been honored with a number of awards and recognitions. To commemorate her exceptional skills and achievements, the Government of India bestowed upon her the coveted Arjuna Award in the year 2003.She plays_________ ?
(A)Badminton
(B)Chess
(C)Tennis

4.In which of the following states the World Bank-assisted National Cyclone Risk Management Project(NCRMP) is being implemented?
(A)West Bengal
(B)Orissa
(C)Andhra Pradesh

5.Mallipudi Mangapati Pallam Raju is new Minsiter of State for _______?
(A)Telecommunications
(B)Defense
(C)Textiles

6.Yonex Sunrise World Badminton Championship 2009 being the first Olympic sport world championship that India is hosting will be played in which city from the August 10 to 16 2009?
(A)Pune
(B)Bangalore
(C)Hyderabad

7.Recently the Union Government has suggested all states in the country to adopt Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO) model for achieving drinking water security through community participation used by which state?
(A)Maharastra
(B)Gujarat
(C)Rajasthan

8.Recently 33 young artists of India who have made a mark in their respective fields of performing arts,were selected for the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2008. Which of the following organisations gives this award ?
(A)Birla Foundation
(B)Sangeet Natak Akademi
(C)Lalit Kala Academy

9.Baba Bhagat Singh Bilga who died recently in Birmingham in UK was the last surviving member of the _______?
(A)Ghadar party
(B)Azad Hind Fauj
(C)Swaraj party

10.Ravi Dixit, an India Cements Limited(ICL) academy player has become the first Indian to win the Milo All Star Malaysian Junior Open Boys Under-19 title in Kuala Lumpur on June 2, 2009 . He plays which of the following sports?
(A)Badminton
(B)Squash
(C)Table Tennis

11.Recently who among the following has won the IBM faculty award for the second consecutive term ?
(A)Amar Gupta
(B)Venkatesan Guruswami
(C)Aravind Joshi

12.Red Panda is one of the rare and endangered animal species in the globe categorised in Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. It is a state animal and exists in healthy population in which of the following states in India?
(A)Arunanchal Pradesh
(B)Sikkim
(C)Jammu & Kashmir

13.’Mukhya Mantri Kanyadan Yojna’ is a scheme of which of the following states?
(A)Haryana
(B)Gujarat
(C)Madhya Pradesh

14.Recently ”Ojos de Agua”, which means ”Eyes of Water”, an International exhibition by the renowned Spanish artist Rufo Criado began in which of the following cities ? ( June 3, 2009)
(A)Mumbai
(B)New Delhi
(C)Bangalore

15.Tal Chappar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in_________-?
(A)Haryana
(B)Punjab
(C)Rajasthan

16.Recently huge damage was caused by recent cyclone “Aila” in which of the following states in India ?
(A)West Bengal
(B)Assam
(C)Orissa

17.Recently which Insurance company has launched a micro-insurance scheme ‘Grameen Shakti’ in the Northeastern States?
(A)ICICI Prudential
(B)SBI Life Insurance
(C)LIC

18.Recently , 125th birth anniversary of Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar was observed. He is considered the architect of modern_______?
(A)Bangalore
(B)Mysore
(C)Hyderabad

19.Recently Moon Forest, trained by R Foley and ridden by G Ross, won The Coonoor Cup, and it related to ________?
(A)Skiing
(B)Races
(C)Horse racing

20.Recently which bank was conferred with ”Rajbhasha Puraskar” by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in recognition of its excellence in the implementation of official language of India ‘Hindi’ through a slew of initiatives?
(A)Bank of Baroda
(B)Andhra Bank
(C)Punjab National Bank

21.Recently the newly-formed Hockey India received a tremendous boost with the international body giving it recognition as the sole authority to run the affairs of the game in the country.Which international body ?
(A)International Hockey Federation
(B)International Olympic Committee
(C)Asia Hockey Federation

22.Recently which public sector bank announced the launch of ‘Self User Creation’ facility for its Internet banking service that enables the customers to generate their own passwords?
(A)Punjab National bank
(B)State Bank of India
(C)Union Bank of India

23.Cash transactions in the Indian economy account for 11.5 per cent of the GDP. What is the rank of India in the world in cash transactions?
(A)First
(B)Second
(C)Third

24.Recently Assocham president Sajjan Jindal in a submission made to commerce, industry and consumer affairs ministries, said that once this sector gets the industry status it would attract more investments? Which sector he was talking about?
(A)Tourism & Hospitality
(B)Organized Retail
(C)Handicrafts

25.A new study by Delhi based NGO Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has revealed that Sugar mills in India produce ___________ of biomass-based energy every year, as much as windmills produce, and at half the cost.
(A)1000 MW
(B)2000 MW
(C)5100 MW

26.The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has recently sanctioned a soft loan for khadi development in the country. What was the amount of the Loan? (June 6, 2009)
(A)Rs. 750 crore
(B)Rs. 500 Crore
(C)Rs. 450 Crore

27.Biocon Limited, India’s pioneering biotechnology company, has recently launched the Biocon Cell for Innovation Management (BCIM) to promote innovation in business in which of the following Prestigious Business School of the country ?
(A)Indian Institute of Management , Ahmadabad
(B)Indian School of Business , Hyderabad
(C)Indian Institute of Foreign Trade , New delhi

28.Ms. Tenzin Choezom was recently crowned Miss Tibet, 2009. Spice India Splendour Miss Tibet Pageant 2009 was an event dedicated to celebrate 50 years of Tibet on the world stage and thank India for its hospitality . It was held at which place?
(A)Leh
(B)Dharamshala
(C)Lahaul-Spiti

29.Peter Varghese was recently appointed as High Commissioner of which of the following countries in India ?
(A)New Zealand
(B)Australia
(C)South Africa

30.Which country has been selected to host six day 5th Asian Conference on irrigation and drainage beginning on December 6, 2009?
(A)China
(B)India
(C)Singapore

31.Recently a South Asian Film Festival (SAFF) , three-day film which started this year on June 26 and ended on June 29 was hosted by_______?
(A)Jaipur
(B)Mumbai
(C)Goa

32.Recently NASSCOM said that despite the impact of the global economic meltdown that affected its predominantly US-based business, the BPO sector in India would grow by ________ during 2009-10?
(A)10%
(B)12%
(C)15%

33.Where was held the Synergies Summit hosted by a premier business advocacy organisation to “reboot” US-India ties after the elections in both countries?
(A)New York
(B)Washington
(C)Chicago

34.Recently two Indian sailors accused of negligence in a collision with another vessel two years ago were given clean chit and allowed to go home. India welcomed this move. Which was the country where they were detained?
(A)South Korea
(B)China
(C)Singapore

35.Which of India’s fastest growing online digital photography company, was given the Best Photobook prize for the second year in a row at the recently concluded Asia-Pacific and Japan HP Digital Print Award 2009 in Beijing, China? (June 11, 2009 )
(A)canvera.com
(B)printingimpact.com
(C)hotfrog.in

36.Recently the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, in a report said that the state government’s fiscal liabilities might lead to a situation of unsustainable debt situation unless suitable measures are initiated to compress the non-plan revenue expenditure (NPRE) and to mobilise the additional resources both through the tax and non-tax sources in ensuing years. The report was related to which of the following states?
(A)Gujarat
(B)Maharastra
(C)Andhra Pradesh

37.Recently Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, was in India for a two days official visit and discussed any possibility of working together in the renewable energy sector. He is Minister of Foreign affairs of _______?
(A)Saudi Arab
(B)Egypt
(C)United Arab Emirates

38.Recently which university of India with the support of the European Commission (EC), has developed India’s first-ever wireless sensor network system for landslide detection?
(A)SCIENT Institute of Technology
(B)IIT Chennai
(C)Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

39.There is a traditional practice or rirual of “Tree Marriage” in certain parts of South India. Tree Marriages are performed to ________?
(A)To make people aware about the Benefits of Trees
(B)To Appease Rain God
(C)To make people grow more and more trees

40.Seeking ‘more credible, effective’ Security Council ,India’s permanent representative at the UN , Hardeep Singh Puri proposed expansion of the UN Security Council to 25 members as “the most optimal option” to provide greater representation without making it unwieldy.This number of 25 comprises _______?
(A)11 permanent and 14 non-permanent members
(B)10 permanent and 15 non-permanent members
(C)12 permanent and 13 non-permanent members

41.Recently, in preparation for the climate summit in Copenhagen December 2009 ,India and 36 other developing countries have proposed that the industrialised countries must reduce their GHG emissions by at least__________ below 1990 levels in 2020?
(A)30%
(B)40%
(C)35%

42.Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical romance “Jodhaa Akbar” swept the International Indian Film Acadmey (IIFA) awards 2009 with how many trophies?
(A)8
(B)10
(C)12

43.India recently welcomed the proposal for a “Global Jobs Pact” and called for international cooperation on reforms in financial structure to avoid a global social recession. The “Global Job Pact” has been mooted by________?
(A)International Labor Rights Forum
(B)World Bank
(C)International Labour Organisation

44.Society for Automobile Fitness and Environment (SAFE), an initiative of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), in association with the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highwaysheld its Annual Convention at which place recently ?
(A)Hyderabad
(B)Mumbai
(C)Bangalore

45.The eight-day exercise ” Varuna” between the two countries is aimed at strengthening bilateral naval relations and enhancing interoperability between the two navies, with an ever increasing complexity and this would for the first time take place outside Indian waters, off the coasts of Brittany. Which are these two countries?
(A)India & Russia
(B)India & US
(C)India & France

46.Sunil Vishnu K was declared recently as the India finalist for young performing Arts Entrepreneur ’09. This award is given by ?
(A)British Council
(B)Arts Council England
(C)Arts Coucil of Wales

47.Which Indian IT company has recently announced the launch of FinacleT Direct Banking Solution, a comprehensive solution that supports the full-fledged branchless delivery of a range of assets and liabilities solutions, through the Internet, mobile or call centre channels?
(A)Wipro
(B)Infosys
(C)HCL Technologies

48.Which film has recently became the first animation film from India to win five international awards and to be selected for screening in as many as 11 international film festivals, including the highly coveted Accolade Award of Merit in Animation at The Accolade 2009, Best Animation Award at the Rockport Film Festival 2008, Aloha Award for Excellence in filmmaking at the Honolulu International Film Festival 2009, Silver award for Best Animation at the Lake arrowhead Film Festival 2009 and Best Drama and Animation at the Firstglance Hollywood Film Festival 2009?
(A)Eyes of Silence
(B)Road side Romeo
(C)Sultan: The Warrior

49.Recently , India has singed a $397 million deal with which country to modernise its aging transport aircraft fleet?
(A)Khazakhastan
(B)Ukraine
(C)Uzbekistan

50.Recently India has signed an agreement which country that will facilitate the employment of workers in the two countries and also help in the protection and welfare of workers under labour laws of the host country?
(A)UAE
(B)Bahrain
(C)Saudi Araba

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