Mega Quiz October (First) based upon Current Affairs for All Exams
1.At which of the following cities , India’s premiere bi-annual coffee festival, India Coffee Festival-2009 (IICF 2009) is scheduled to be held for three days from October 7,2009?
2.Recently the 61st anniversary of Telangana ‘Liberation Day’ was celebrated officially in some parts of the country. On which of the following date princely state of Hyderabad was merged with the Indian Union under the supervision of that time Union Home Minister Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel?
(A)September 17, 1948
(B)August 31, 1948
(C)September 7, 1948
3.Recently (18.9.09), which of the following destroyer was launched as latest addition to Indian Navy?
4.NABARD of India has recently signed an agreement for EUR 19.4 million (appr Rs 130 crore) financial assistance towards an ‘Umbrella Programme for Natural Resource Management with a development bank of which of the following countries?
5.India has recorded a monsoon deficit of 21 percent this year as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The department has divided India into how many meteorological sub-divisions?
6.”Nomura Cup” is related to which of the following sports?
7.How many Gold medals India won in the fourth Asian Grand Prix Archery Meet at Kolkata recently ?
8.Recently India’s first television channel dedicated to a form of goddess Durga was launched on the first day of the auspicious Navratras by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. What is the name of this channel ?
9.UK-based news magazine, The Economist has recently named which of the following businessmen as the winner of the eighth edition of its annual ‘Business Process Innovation Award’?
10.Recently Time magazine has globally recognized 31 outstanding people for their achievements and institutions related to climate change crisis and declared them as “Heroes of the Environment” for this year. Which of the following Indian has featured in this list?
11.Which among the following Indian Journalist and women activist has been awarded “2009 Clinton Global Citizen Award”?
12.On which date is observed International day for the Elderly ?
13.To mark the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union, “World Post Day” is celebrated annually on which of the following dates?
14.”National Post Day” is celebrated on which of the following dates?
15.Lohari-Nagpala hydel project is on which of the following river?
16.External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) are permitted to the hotel industry to avail up to how much amount for a financial year ?
(A)$ 100 Million
(B)$ 80 Million
(C)$ 120 million
17.Recently which state has been honored with the “Bharat Nirman Award” for effective implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act for providing maximum employment to poor households under the scheme in the state ?
18.Recently which country won the Compaq Cup ?
19.Following their tri-series triumph over Sri Lanka at Colombo, what is the new rank of India in the ICC one day rankings ?
Note: ICC rankings keep changing. You may refer this link to get the latest rakings.
20.Recently we read in the newspapers that a new research conducted at Texas A and M University, US, has shown evidence of a possible link between which of the following phenomenon and a severe flu pandemic in 1918 that adversely affected India?
(B)Indian Ocean Dipole
21.With which of the following neighboring countries India has recently concluded 34-point agreement?
22.Chinmayi Ghatraza was recently chosen for which of the following title?
23.Recently ‘Awards for Rural Reporting 2008’ were conferred on three journalists – Anand ST Das, Bidisha Ghosal and MJ Babu – for their outstanding works on the issues of rural India. Which of the following newspaper gives these awards every year?
(B)Times of India
24.Recently phase I of Photo voltaic manufacturing unit at the ”FAB City” in the Special Economic Zone(SEZ) was inaugurated by Union Minister for Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah. This FAB city is located at which of the following places?
25.In which among the following cities ” Solarcon India 2009″ is scheduled to be held in November 2009 ?
26.Which of the following Indian cricket legend was recently honored with the Castrol Lifetime Achievement Award?
(A)Bishan Singh Bedi
27.Who among the following has written the book ‘The Other India: Realities of an Emerging Power’ , which was recently released by Vice President Hamid Ansari ?
(C)V S Naipaul
28.Chennai based Precision Group has tied up recently with Indian Bank and State Bank of India (SBI) for providing Biometrics devices to restrict access to systems and transactions of their Core Banking Systems.These devices will use which of the following ?
(C)Iris Recognition Immigration System
29.Recently James Bowthorpe has become the fastest man to pedal around the globe, while surviving an ambush in Iran, a collision with a wombat in Australia, food poisoning in India and tendonitis in both ankles. He belongs to which of the following country?
30.Who among the following has written the book “The Lost Symbol” ?
(A)J M berry
31.Who among the following in India is empowered to issue directions to control advances by banking companies when it feels it is necessary to give directions in public interest, in the interest of depositors and banking policy?
32.All India Governor’s Gold Cup is a tournament related to which of the following sports?
33.’Mission-Dosti Rustam-E-Indo-Pak Dangal’ which is an annual wrestling competition was recently organized by Indian wrestling federation at which of the following places?
34.Which company has got the top place in the Dataquest (DQ) IDC’s Best Employer Survey 2009?
35.With an aim to increase population of tiger in Indrawati Tiger Reserve, a project is being commenced in association with New Delhi-based Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute’s scientists. Where this reserve is located?
36.Which state has been chosen by the Reserve Bank of India to launch the first-ever ‘Outreach Programme’ to mark the Platinum Jubilee of the bank?
37.What is the latest projection of growth by Asian Development Bank (ADB) for India’s GDP?
38.How many satellite were placed in the orbit by the recent PSLV launch including Oceansat2?
39.Recently UNESCO approved the Indian Proposal for setting up in India the first Category I Institute in Asia. What is the name of this institute?
(A)UNESCO Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development
(B)Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development
(C)Jawahar lal Nehru Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development
40.Recently who was conferred with prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2007 for his outstanding contribution to cinema?
(C)Amjad Ali Khan
41.Which of the following act comes into force on October 2, 2009?
(A)The Information Technology Act 2008
(B)Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2008
(C)Companies Act 2008
42.Recently Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize were declared. These awards are given for outstanding performance in following area?
(B)Science & Technology
43.Recently mjunction services Ltd. Has launched India’s first ever “coal spot price index”. This company is a joint venture between which of the following?
(A)SAIL and Tata Steel
(B)SAIL and Jindal Steel
(C)SAIL and Vijag Steel
44.India has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Labour Mobility Partnership with which of the following countries?
45.The Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India and which of the following institute has released a report titled, “Governance for Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem: Guidelines and Best Practices (G-SHE)’?
(A)Centre for Social Forestry and Eco-habilitation (CSFE), Allahabad
(B)G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development , Almora
(C)Directorate of Forest Education (DFE), Dehradun
46.Recently Indian government declared to establish four specialized institutes to train personnel of state police forces in intelligence gathering so that they can deal with emerging terror and Naxal challenges. Where these institutes will be set up ?
(A)Mumbai, Bangalore, Lucknow and one in the north-eastern region
(B)Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram, Lucknow and one in the north-eastern region
(C)Bhopal, Thiruvananthapuram, Lucknow and one in the north-eastern region
47.Who among the following was appointed media adviser to the Prime Minister on June 20,2009.?
(A)Manohar Shyam Joshi
48.Recently a ‘Rapid Action Mobile Medical Hospital’ was inducted into Indian Air Force at the IAF’s Hindon airbase near Ghaziabad to serve as a key force multiplier to the disaster medical management teams. It is transportable by ___?
49.Recently a two day National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi Campaign-2009 concluded in New Delhi. Which among the following was resolved to produce during the ensuing Rabi season ?
(A)60 Lakh tonne food grains and 10 Lakh tonne oilseeds
(B)70 lakh tonne food grains and 15 Lakh tonne oilseeds
(C)80 Lakh tonne food grains and 12 Lakh tonne oilseeds
50.In which year National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities was launched ?