Mega Quiz June (Second) 2009 : Based Upon Current Affairs

1.The leaders of the world’s biggest emerging markets Brazil, Russia, India and China are to meet for their formal summit in Yekaterinburg, Russia. This is __________Formal BRIC Summit?
(A)First
(B)Second
(C)Third

2.Which country is hosting the SCO Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting?
(A)China
(B)Russia
(C)India

3.Which among the following is not a member of SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization)?
(A)China
(B)Russia
(C)India

4.Which among the three facts about BRIC is wrong?
(A)BRIC countries account for 42 percent of the world’s population
(B)BRIC Countries account for 14.6 percent of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
(C)BRIC countries account for 12.8 percent of the global trade volume.

5.Recently Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International was honored by Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization at the United Nations headquarters in New York . He was presented this honor for _________?
(A)Running public toilets in India
(B)Developing low cost toilet technology to produce energy out of human excreta
(C)Uplifting the socio-economic and environmental status of poor.

6.Recently Which state political parties have registered their demand to repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act AFSPA?
(A)Meghalaya
(B)Assam
(C)J & K

7.Recently President Barack Obama has nominated Vinai Thummalapally of Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the next US Ambassador to ______?
(A)Belize
(B)Guatemala
(C)Honduras

8.The only country in Central America that has English as official language?
(A)Belize
(B)Honduras
(C)Guatemala

9.What is the official language of other central American countries viz. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala , Honduras , Nicaragua, Panama ?
(A)Portuguese
(B)Spanish
(C)French

10.If US senate confirm the nomination of Vinai Thummalapally, then he would be _____________Indian American ambassador in US history?
(A)First
(B)Second
(C)Third

11.Recently Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said that it is considering introducing a grievance monitoring system to ensure proper redressal of the customers’ complaints. What is the main issue of protecting the customers interests?
(A)There is no proper system for users to lodge complaint with a service provider on any issues ranging from billing to quality of service.
(B)There is no proper system of monitoring any follow-up action to ensure the redressal, once a user lodges a complaint
(C)The service providers do not adhere to the system of monitoring the complaints lodged by the user

12.Recently constitutional council of a European Country ruled that “The Internet is a fundamental human right that cannot be taken away by anything other than a court of law, only when guilt has been established there” . Which is the country ?
(A)England
(B)Germany
(C)France

13.Recently a list was released by FastCompany a Business Magazine about world’s 100 most creative people in business. Who among the following Indians is / are in this list ?
(A)A R Rahman, Music Director
(B)Prith Banerjee of HP Labs
(C)Padmasree Warrior of Cisco

14.Recently an agreement was signed between the Bhutan government and a leading BPO firm which will recruit 200 Bhutanese graduates every year to be trained and employed in India. What is the name of the firm?
(A)Genepact
(B)WNS Group
(C)vCustomer

15.Tim Morse has been appointed as chief financial officer by which of the internet giants?
(A)Yahoo
(B)Microsoft
(C)Google

16.Recently, Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran said efforts will be made to provide fiscal relief, including service tax exemption, to textile exporters reeling under waning global demand. Which of the facts about India’s textile & clothing industry is wrong
(A)India’s textile and clothing industry contributes 4 per cent to the GDP, 14 per cent to industrial production and 12 per cent to export earnings of the country.
(B)India’s textile exports declined by about 2 per cent to $21.75 billion in 2008-09 as demand slumped in the US and EU
(C)US and EU account for over 80 per cent of India’s overseas shipments.

17.Who has been recently appointed as ATS Chief?
(A)Parambir Singh
(B)K P Raghuvanshi
(C)D.Sivanandan

18.The Textile Ministry of India has sought clearance from the Planning Commission for providing training to 50 lakh people in the industry, of which 35-40 lakh can be employed in the garmenting sector under which of the following scheme?
(A)NREGS
(B)DRDA
(C)CAPART

19.At present what fraction of India’s population is below poverty line?
(A)18.5%
(B)27.5%
(C)23%

20.Recently, which of the following has become the first rail network in the world to get a UN certificate for preventing over 90,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere, doing its bit to fight against global warming?
(A)Delhi Metro
(B)Mumbai Suburban Railway
(C)Kolkata Metro

21.Majles-e Shura-ye Eslami is parliament of which country ?
(A)Iraq
(B)Iran
(C)Saudi Arab

22.Who is the Chairman of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council ?
(A)Suresh. D. Tendulkar
(B)C Rangrajan
(C)Y V Reddy

23.Who has been recently chosen for Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace & Justice 2009?
(A)Aung San Suu Kyi
(B)Nelson Mandela
(C)Desmond Tutu

24.Where was held the International festival of Children’s Films in May 2009?
(A)Bangalore
(B)Kolkata
(C)New Delhi

25.Which team was IPL2 runner up ?
(A)Deccan Charges
(B)Royal Challengers
(C)Chennai Superkings

26.Who was the winner of Italian Open Tennis Tournament in May 2009?
(A)Dinara safina
(B)Svetlana Kuznetsova
(C)none of them

27.Equipped with management skills after a stint at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, Viren Rasquinha is back to contribute to Indian sport by joining the Olympic Gold Quest as Chief Operations Officer (COO). He was a former ace player of________?
(A)Tennis
(B)Hockey
(C)Golf

28.Andy Roddick is related to which of the following sports?
(A)Tennis
(B)Badminton
(C)Football

29.Anand Pawar is related to which of the following sports?
(A)Tennis
(B)Badminton
(C)Basketball

30.Business magazine Forbes has released its list of the world’s richest women. Who is the only businesswoman of India who could get a place in this list ? (June 15, 2009)
(A)Savitri Jindal
(B)Indu Jain
(C)Kiran Mazumadar Shaw

31.Nanao Singh is related to which of the following sports?
(A)Motor racing
(B)Boxing
(C)Wrestling

32.Recently we remembered Birsa Munda . He had died in mysterious circumstances in 1900 in Ranchi Jail on what date?
(A)June 9
(B)June3
(C)June 12

33.World Day to Combat Desertification ” is observed every year on what date?
(A)17 June
(B)11 June
(C)19 June

34.United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) was implemented in which year ?
(A)1999
(B)1996
(C)1991

35.Goa Revolution Day is celebrated every year on which of the following dates?
(A)11 June
(B)18 June
(C)21 June

36.”International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” is celebrated every year on which date?
(A)26 June
(B)26 May
(C)26 July

37.Doctor’s Day is celebrated every year on which date?
(A)June 1
(B)July 1
(C)August 1

38.Every year on 6th July World Zoonoses Day is observed. What is Zoonoses?
(A)An ailment that is transmitted from insects to human beings
(B)An ailment that is transmitted from other vertebrate animals to human beings
(C)An ailment that is transmitted from animals to other animals

39.World Population Day is an annual event, observed on July 11, and was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. What was the another term used for this day in 1989?
(A)Population Explosion Day
(B)UNDP Population Day
(C)Five Billion Day

40.An unusual rock art discovery, petroglyphs, which are engravings made with a hard tool, have been found in Beruthorapatti in which state recently? (The Hindu, May 24, 2009)
(A)Tamil Nadu
(B)Kerala
(C)Karnataka

41.International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated on what date / day every year ?
(A)July 7
(B)First Sunday of July
(C)First Saturday of July

42.Mr. Kamalnath is India’s new________?
(A)Minister of Commerce
(B)Minister of Road Transport and Highways
(C)Minister of Water Resources

43.Inspired by the success of NREGS , which north east state has recently decided to launch a job guarantee scheme for those who are below poverty line ?
(A)Nagaland
(B)Tripura
(C)Meghalaya

44.Despite dissent from China, India scored a diplomatic victory at the ADB board meeting recently as all other members voted in favour to grant approval for the $2.9-billion India plan. Which country with maximum voting share voted in favour of India?
(A)South Korea
(B)US
(C)Japan

45.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to the HRD Ministry to ask the school boards to introduce a subject in the curriculum to enhance the students’ knowledge in the field. Which subject ?
(A)Financial Management
(B)Business Management
(C)Marketing Management

46.Who won the French Grand Prix on May 17, 2009?
(A)Jorge Lorenzo
(B)Valentino Rossi
(C)Marco Melandri

47.Composite Leading Indicators are used by which organization to provide early signals of turning points (peaks and troughs) between expansions and slowdowns of economic activity?
(A)Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
(B)World Bank WB
(C)International Monetary Fund IMF

48.John Higgins is the world Champion of Snooker. He belongs to ________?
(A)Scotland
(B)Ireland
(C)Wales

49.Suma Shirur is related to which sports?
(A)Swimming
(B)Shooting
(C)Gymnastics

50.Yelena Gadzhievna Isinbaeva is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (2004 and 2008), was named Female Athlete of the Year by the IAAF in 2004, 2005 and 2008, and World Sportswoman of the Year by Laureus in 2007 and 2009. She is related to which athletic game?
(A)Pole Vault
(B)High Jump
(C)Triple Jump

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