Mega Quiz July (Second) Based Upon Current Affairs

1.Rameshwar Thakur has been recently appointed as Governor of _________ ?
(B)Andhra Pradesh
(C)Madhya Pradesh

2.Who is the newly appointed Governor of Bihar ?
(A)Balram Jhakhar
(B)Devanand Konvar
(C)R. L. Bhatia

3.Who was honored with the Life time achievement award in the recently held IIFA Awards 2009?
(A)Amitabh Bachchan
(B)Rajesh Khanna
(C)Shatrughan Sinha

4.”Harit Rajasthan’ which is a flagship programme of Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot is a scheme to _________?
(A)provide irrigation from canals to the desert areas of the state
(B)planting of saplings over vacant lands
(C)hand pumps & tube well facilities in areas lacking drinking water

5.”Arogya Sri” is a Insurance coverage programme for poor people , under the aegis of the state government of ________?
(B)Andhra Pradesh

6.Recently which state has achieved Elimination of Leprosy status which is determined if the incidence of this affliction is less than one case per 10,000 of population in the State? (The Hindu, June 10, 2009)
(C)Himachal Pradesh

7.”Uyghur” the designated minority (Muslims) community is prevalent in which region of China where many people have been recently killed in ethnic clashes?

8.Which among the following is not a part of National Food Security Mission?

9.National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL)operates________?
(A)Air India
(B)Indian Airlines
(C)Both of them

10.In the Budget Estimates of year 2009-10 , the allocation for Bharat Nirman was increased by ___________?

11.In the Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojna a new scheme recently announced , how much amount will be spent on each village?
(A)Rs. 1 crore
(B)Rs. 10 lakh
(C)Rs. 20 lakh

12.The corporate tax rates in the Union Budget of 2009-10 were _______?
(A)increased marginally
(B)decreased marginally
(C)no changes

13.Mr. Hari Kishan (imaginary name) , whose age is 69 years does not pay income tax. His income is less than _________? (refer Union Budget 2009-10)
(A)Rs.225, 000 per year
(B)Rs.240, 000 per year
(C)Rs.255, 000 per year

14.What is correct full form of MAT ?
(A)Minimum Alternate Tax
(B)Maximum Alternate Tax
(C)Mean Alternate Tax

15.Which of the following tax has not been abolished in Union Budget 2009?
(A)Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT)
(B)Commodity Transaction tax (CTT)
(C)Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT)

16.Which of the following transactions have been provided service tax exemption in the Union Budget 2009-10 ?
(A)Transport of goods by rail
(B)Consultancy and technical assistance Provided in law
(C)Interbank purchase and sale of foreign currency between scheduled banks

17.The mid day meal programme provides meals with specific nutritional value to the children at primary stage as well as secondary stage. What is the nutritional value at primary stage?
(A)450 calories & 12 gm Protein
(B)700 calories & 20 gm protein
(C)800 calories & 25 gm protein

18.In the ” Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education Scheme” which is a centrally sponsored programme, what facility is provided to the eligible girls?
(A)A scholarship of Rs. 600 per month
(B)A sum of Rs. 3000 deposited in her account which she may withdraw at the age of 18
(C)No school fees till completion of Secondary Education

19.What are the current repo rate and reverse repo rate ?
(A)Repo Rate 5.0 % Reverse Repo Rate 3.5%
(B)Repo Rate 4.75 % Reverse Repo Rate 3.25%
(C)Repo Rate 4.50 % Reverse Repo Rate 3.50%

20.Geeta Mukherjee Committee is related to which of the following ?
(A)Women Reservation in parliament
(B)Ragging in colleges & universities
(C)Rural Infrastructure

21.Because of his contribution in the analysis of the impact of economies of scale in international trade he was conferred with Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008. Who was he ?
(A)Amartya Sen
(B)Paul Krugman
(C)Gary S Becker

22.Saina Nehwal who scripted history on June 21 2009, becoming the first Indian to win a Super Series tournament after clinching the Indonesia Open is also the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships. In which year she won World Junior Badminton Championships?

23.Who has recently won Laureus World Sportsman Award?
(A)Rafael Nadal
(B)Michael Phelps
(C)Usain Bolt

24.Usain Bolt is an ace sprinter who holds the Olympic and world records for the 100,the 200 and along with his teammates, the 4×100 meters relay, all set at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He belongs to __?

25.Who is the Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha ?
(A)Meera Kumar
(B)Karia Munda
(C)Suraj Bhan

26.Ram Pradhan Committee is related to which of the following ?
(A)26/11 Mumbai attack
(B)Ahmedabad bombings
(C)2008 Delhi blasts

27.Goolam E Vahnapati has been recently appointed as __________?
(A)Attorney General of India
(B)Solicitor General of India
(C)Comptroller and Auditor General of India

28.In the Union Budget 2009-10, which form has been announced to simplify the taxation process?
(A)Naya Saral
(B)Saral II
(C)Saral III

29.Allocation Under NREGS was stepped up to Rs. 39100 crore in the Union Budget 2009-10. This amount was increased by _______from the allocation of 2008-09?

30.Which of the following taxes has been introduced with effect from April 1, 2010?
(A)Goods and Services Tax (GST)
(B)Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT)
(C)Commodity Transaction Tax (CTT)

31.In the Union Budget 2009-10 , the highest subsidy allocation has been announced for ________?

32.To ensure every rural house hold has a solar cooker and a solar lantern, the Economic survey of 2008-09 has recommended that _______?
(A)LPG subsidy should be limited to a maximum of 6-8 cylinders per annum per household
(B)Phase out kerosene supply subsidy
(C)Petroleum Reforms

33.The authorized enquiry for Indian Railway has recently introduced the facility of Railway enquiry through SMS which is a premium service ” Rail Sampark”. What is the number?

34.M.V. Nair has been elected Chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) for 2009-10 by the Management Committee of IBA. He is Chairman & Managing Director of _______?
(A)Punjab National Bank,
(B)Indian overseas Bank
(C)Union Bank of India

Note: K C Chakrabarty was appointed as IBA Chairman to take over from T S Narayanasami. Before Chakrabarty could assume charge of the new assignment, he was appointed as RBI Deputy Governor. So the second most senior person Union Bank’s Chairman, M V Nair was elected as Chairman of Indian Banks’ Association.

35.Pascal Lamy has been unanimously re-elected director-general of the World Trade Organization for a second term of four years by the organization’s 153 member states. He belongs to _____?

36.Recently Google has announced to develop a light computer operating system devoted to using the World Wide Web. What is the name of this Operating System?
(A)Google Chrome OS
(B)Google Code OS
(C)Revolution OS

37.Which of the following steel majors has recently appointed consultancy majors McKinsey and Ernst & Young to assist its top five polluting companies reduce their carbon footprint?

38.A news recently stated ” India might be able to secure full membership of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body formed to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing”. This may happen by the end of _________?

39.Recently Global Enabling Trade Report 2009 was released by the World Economic Forum which measures and analyses factors enabling trade in 121 industrialized and emerging economies of the world. India was placed on ______place in this list? (July 8, 2009)

40.As per the above report , which country is the world’s most trade-friendly nation?

41.Recently , the “Uppada Jamdani” sarees have been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) registration in India. They are specialty of ______?
(C)Andhra Pradesh

42.Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown who met recently on the sidelines of G-8/G-5 Summit in L’Aquila, Italy, resolved to take the lead in tackling the vital issue of ________?
(B)Money Laundering
(C)Climate Change

43.Among Dr. Amartya Sen,L N Mittal, Indra Nooyi & Dr. Narayana Murthy, who is not in the members of a high-level panel headed by PM Manmohan Singh constituted to advise the government to draw upon experience of the best Indian minds abroad for a two-way engagement.
(A)Dr. Amartya Sen
(B)Dr. N R Narayana Murthy
(C)Indra Nooyi

44.In order to modernize THIS industry the finance minister has increased the allocation to the Technology Up gradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) by 188 per cent to Rs 3,140 crore (Rs 31.40 billion) for 2009-10. Which industry?

45.As per the recent announcement of the government in the Union Budget , the farmers who pay their dues in time will get loans at a subsidized interest rate of ________?

46.Giving relief to individual taxpayers, the government in the Union Budget 2009-10 has raised the income tax exemption limit by__?
(A)Rs 15,000 for general taxpayers, and by Rs 20,000 for senior citizens.
(B)Rs 10,000 for general taxpayers, and by Rs 15,000 for senior citizens.
(C)Rs 10,000 for general taxpayers, and by Rs 10,000 for senior citizens.

47.In Budget 2009-10, the defense services have been allocated Rs 1,41,703 crore for 2009-10. It was a hike of ________% from 2008-09 budgetary allocation.

48.Mainly due to the sharp reduction in the urea dole outs, the government’s subsidy bill on food, fertilizer and petroleum will fall by about ________this fiscal.
(A)Rs. 10000 Crore
(B)Rs. 18000 Crore
(C)Rs. 22000 Crore

49.Goods and Services Tax — GST — is a comprehensive tax levy on manufacture, sale and consumption of goods and services at which of the following level?
(A)State level
(B)National Level
(C)both of them

50.Who has been recently appointed as Defense Secretary of India?
(A)Vijay Singh
(B)Pradeep Kumar
(C)Raj Kumar Singh


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    July 14, 2009 at 11:01 pm

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  2. Anonymous

    July 15, 2009 at 12:15 am

    is it MV nair or KC chakarborty ? in Q34

  3. Anonymous

    July 15, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    it is Mv Nair..ans 34 is correct

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  10. Admin

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  11. Anonymous

    July 17, 2009 at 1:53 am

    Q.50 is pradeep kumar chairman of NHAI or defence secretary of India?

  12. Admin

    July 17, 2009 at 1:58 am

    The government on Monday decided to appoint Pradeep Kumar as Defence Secretary.

    Mr. Kumar, a 1972 Haryana cadre IAS officer, is currently Secretary (Defence Production), authoritative government sources said.

    The Hindu July 14, 2009

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  14. Anonymous

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    July 17, 2009 at 9:38 pm

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    July 17, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Thank u for the reply of my query.I have seen in one of the sites that Pradeep kumar is the Chairman of National Highway Authority of India.

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    July 17, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Who is the speaker of Rajya Sabha?

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    July 22, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    who is the chairman of National Highways authority of India

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