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

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1.20th annual World Diabetes Congress of the International Diabetic Federation (IDF) said in its annual report recently that India currently has the highest number of 50.8 million people suffering from diabetes. This congress held at ?
(A)Montreal, Canada
(B)Geneva, Switzerland
(C)New York , USA
(D)Paris, France
(E)Berlin, Germany

2.Recently Kerry-Lugar Bill was in news. It is a bill related to US aid to which of the following countries?
(D)Sri Lanka

3.In which of the following cities first ‘India International Sports Summit 2010’ will be held in March 2010?
(B)New Delhi

4.India leads in fatalities arising from the disease snuffing out the life of a child every minute in the country as per a World Health Organization (WHO) study reported recently. What fraction of world’s pneumonia cases found in India (as per this study)?

5.After the 2007 United Nations Climate Change Conference, the participating nations adopted the Bali Road Map or Bali Action Plan for how many years?

6.Dr Asha Pandey, Head of the Dramatics Department in Rajasthan University, has been conferred with highest French civilian award recently. What is the name of this award?
(A)Légion d’honneur
(B)Médaille de la Famille française
(C)Ordre de la Libération
(D)French Liberation Medal
(E)Mérite agricole

7.A dispute between India and Russia on joint venture on ‘Titanium Dioxide Project’ the ”first commercial project” permitting use of the Rupee fund against Russian equity contribution was in news recently. In which state the project is being undertaken?
(A)West Bengal
(D)Andhra Pradesh

8.Recently how many countries including India were chosen to represent developing countries on the Forest Investment Programme (FIP), a Programme of the Strategic Climate Fund under the Climate Investment Funds of the multilateral development banks?

9.Recently 19th Law Commission was approved by Union Cabinet. A Law commission is constituted every ____?
(A)Three year
(B)Two year s
(C)Five years
(D)Four years
(E)Every year

10.In which year law Commission was constituted in India as a non statutory body?

11.A.R. Lakshmanan headed which of the Law Commission?
(A)17th Law Commission
(B)16th Law Commission
(C)18th Law Commission
(D)19th Law Commission
(E)None of them

12.India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) recently approved a sub-scheme titled ‘Development of Leather Park’ under Indian Leather Development Programme (ILDP). How much amount has been allocated for this scheme?
(A)Rs. 400 Crore
(B)Rs. 300 crore
(C)Rs. 200 Crore
(D)Rs. 500 Crore
(E)Rs. 100 Crore

13.Recently India and Netherlands signed a Social Security Agreement. This agreement seeks to facilitate the movement of which of the following?
(B)unskilled labor
(E)None of the above

14.Separate from FTA agreement with ASEAN, India has bilateral free trade agreements with which of the following ASEAN countries?
(A)Thailand only
(B)Thailand & Malaysia
(C)Thailand, Malaysia & Indonesia
(D)Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia
(E)Malaysia Only

15.Recently An expert team of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) led by Dr. Gion Caprez visited India to evaluate which of the following properties for inscription as a World Heritage Site?
(A)Desert National Park, Rajasthan
(B)The Matheran Light Railway , Maharastra
(C)The Kangra Valley Railway , Himachal Pradesh
(D)Wild Ass Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch
(E)Excavated Remains at Nalanda , Bihar

16.Who among the following has been recently appointed India’s High Commissioner to New Zealand?
(A)Admiral Sureesh Mehta
(B)Navtej Sarna
(C)Bal Anand
(D)Saurabh Kumar
(E)Kunal Roy

17.Which of the following Indian companies has been recently recognized amongst the top 16 Asian companies to be listed in the prestigious Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study, 2009 & Chosen for MAKE Award?

18.In the recently released UNESCO Atlas of the world’s languages in danger (2009) how many languages have become extinct during last three generations?
(A)more than 200
(B)more than 300
(C)more than 400
(D)more than 600
(E)none of the above

19.What are the recent tensions highlighted in newspapers between India and China?
(A)China’s proposed dam on Brahamputra
(B)PM’s Visit to Arunanchal Pradesh
(C)China recently tried to block an ADB loan
(D)Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunanchal Pradesh
(E)All of above

20.Who among the following has been awarded the 24th Indira Gandhi award for National Integration recently ?
(A)Ved Bhasin
(B)Bobby Ghosh
(C)Vickram Bahl
(D)Balraj Puri
(E)Aravind Adiga

21.Where is located the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), India’s research centre and rocket engine test facility under Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)?
(A)Sri harikota

22.Which among the following is/ are NOT an India’s Earth observation satellite in service at present? (More than one options )
(B)Cartosat 2A
(C)Cartosat 2
(D)Technology Experiment Satellite (TES)
(E)RISAT (Radar Imaging Satellite)

23.GSAT-4 is an experimental communication satellite planned for launch in this year by ISRO using a GSLV rocket. It will be launched using a Cryogenic engine which has been developed recently with the help of__?
(E)It is indigenously developed by India

24.Recently a report ” Towards Universal Access 2009″ was released by WTO. With which of the following diseases this report is related to ?
(E)Swine Flu

25.Recently India’s cabinet committee of economic affairs approved some long awaited revisions to Mega Power Policy. What are the mega power plants?
(A)Mega power plants are those which have the capacity of generating electricity at least 1,000 MW.
(B)Mega power plants are those which have the capacity of generating electricity at least 1,200 MW.
(C)Mega power plants are those which have the capacity of generating electricity at least 720 MW.
(D)Mega power plants are those which have the capacity of generating electricity at least 940 MW.
(E)Mega power plants are those which have the capacity of generating electricity at least 1,100 MW.

26.Since 1959 the UN has designated International years in order to draw attention to major issues and to encourage international action to address concerns which have global importance and ramifications. What is Year 2011 is designated for?
(A)International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures
(B)International Year of Biodiversity
(C)International Year of Astronomy
(D)International Year of Forests
(E)International Year of Sanitation;

27.Which date has been designated by UN as International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict?
(A)November 3
(B)November 5
(C)November 6
(D)November 8
(E)November 10

28.Which date is observed as World Diabetes Day?
(A)November 14
(B)November 16
(C)November 20
(D)November 30
(E)November 10

29.Which of the following countries are members of North American Free Trade Agreement ?
(A)US & Canada
(B)US, Canada & Mexico
(C)US, UK, Canada and Mexico
(D)US, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, Honduras and Nicaragua
(E)None of the above

30.”Hua Hin” was recently in news for which of the following?
(A)SAARC Summit
(B)ASEAN Summit
(C)UN Climate Change Summit
(D)Green Tech Summit
(E)G-20 Summit

31.Recently two clones RRII 417 and RRII 422 of which of the following commodities were released by Union Commerce Minister as this commodity was included under Market Linked Focused Products Scheme (MLFPS) under the new Foreign Trade Policy?

32. Recently we read in newspapers that the net accretion to the postal life insurance and rural postal life insurance will now be invested as per the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority guidelines. To help manage cash which it will collect daily as premiums from its life insurance customers the department of posts has signed an agreement with which of the following two fund managers?
(C)Reliance, UTI
(D)SBI, Reliance

33.From November 1, 2009, Andhra Pradesh Government has renamed “Hastam Scheme” as ‘Dr. YSR Abhayahastham’.This scheme is related to which of the following?
(A)Employment to Rural landless people
(B)Pension and insurance scheme for Self Help Group (SHG) women
(C)Mother Child care Scheme
(D)Loan to farmers
(E)None of the above

34.Which among the following is the venue for 2010 Winter Olympics?
(A)Montreal, Canada
(B)Vancouver, Canada
(D)Pyeongchang, South Korea
(E)None of the above

35.Who among the following has been recently appointed as the chief of the country’s second largest public sector lender, Punjab National Bank (PNB)?
(A)K R Kamath
(B)J P Dua
(C)Vinod Kumar Nagar
(D)Alok Kumar Misra
(E)None of the Above

36.Who among the following is NOT a RBI Deputy Governor at Present?
(A)Usha Thorat
(B)K.C. Chakrabarty
(C)Shyamala Gopinath
(D)Subir Gokarn
(E)Deepak Mohanty

37.CAMELS model is known to be used in which of the following industries ?
(D)Real estate
(E)None of them

38.Which among the following represents Quality Systems: Model for Quality Assurance in Production and installation?
(A)ISO 9001
(B)ISO 9002
(C)ISO 9003
(D)ISO 9004
(E)ISO 9000

39.Many a times we read in the newspapers about ” SaaS” market. This term is related to which of the following ?
(E)Small Business

40.Many a times we read about “model production-sharing contract” in the newspapers. This term is used mostly for which of the industries ?
(A)Iron & Steel
(C)Petroleum (Oil & Gas)
(D)Precious Stones
(E)Building Stones

41.Who among the following is the “President of All India Football Federation”?
(A)Priyan Ranjan Dasmunsi
(B)Praful Patel
(C)Alberto Colaco
(D)Shriprakash Jaiswal
(E)Ashwani Kumar

42.Recently eighth meeting of SAARC environment ministers was held at New Delhi. In this meeting it was decided that India will set up 50 weather stations in which of the following countries to measure and monitor variations in climate?
(A)Bangladesh & Nepal
(B)Bangladesh, Nepal & Bhutan
(C)Bangladesh, Nepal & Sri Lanka
(D)Bangladesh & Bhutan
(E)None of the above

43.What is the name of a proposed Buddhist Circuit route special train which is to be introduced from New Delhi to Kolkata on January 1,2010?
(A)Classic Buddha
(B)Classic India
(C)Classical India
(D)Royal Buddha
(E)Buddha Express

44.In which city is located India’s longest ‘flyover’?
(A)New Delhi

45.The Ramsar Convention is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of which of the following?
(B)Deserts and xeric shrub lands
(D)Mangrove forests
(E)Continental shelf

46.For which of the following lakes in India , an Integrated Management Plan based on Ramsar Guidelines is under formulation?
(A)Chilka Lake, Orrisa
(B)Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh
(C)Gobind Sagar, Himachal Pradesh
(D)Aana sagar, Rajasthan
(E)Pushkar lake, Rajasthan

47.In which state of India a lake is located which is also called the only Floating lake in the world due to the floating Phumdis?
(A)Himachal Pradesh

48.Recently we read in the newspapers that the biomass power company “Clenergen Corp” will set up two wood-fired plants with a combined capacity of 71-MW in southern India. This company belongs to which of the following countries?

49.4th Global Services-Tholons survey jointly done by Global Services from CyberMedia and Tholons, a services globalization advisory firm has kept how many Indian Cities in the 8 top global destinations for outsourcing?

50.Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank is a leading Regional Rural Bank of India . It is sponsored by which of the following banks?
(A)Andhra Bank
(B)State Bank of India
(C)Punjab National Bank
(D)Syndicate Bank
(E)None of the above

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