Mega Quiz October (Second) 2009 : based Upon Current Affairs

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1.Recently a five-member team, led by Under-Secretary General Alain De Roy,concluded a three-day visit to India and ‘thanked and expressed gratitude’ to Indian authorities for the contribution to the UN peacekeeping operations.Which among the following countries is the largest contributor to UN peace keeping Troops as of today?
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2.Which among the following is correct about “Aman Setu”?
(A)A Bridge connecting India & Pakistan
(B)A bridge connecting India & Bangladesh
(C)A part of Ram Setu

3.Recently India’s Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC), took a decision to allow cultivation of BtBrinjal in our country. Which among the following was the first genetically modified crop to be grown in India?

4.C B Muthamma who recently died was _______?
(A)India’s First Woman IAS Officer
(B)India’s First Woman IFS Officer
(C)India’s First Woman member of planning commission

5.Chief minister of which of the following states in India received recently Operation Smile Award, from Operation Smile a worldwide children’s medical charity?

6.Operation Green hunt and Operation Godavari are the terms given to the military operation recently carried out against_____?
(B)Kashmir Separatists
(C)Poachers in some tiger reserves in India

7.Recently who among the following has been appointed as first director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy by US President Barak Obama? (Its a key post in US administration)
(A)Vyomesh Joshi
(B)Arun Majumdar
(C)Rakesh Jain

8.”Mahila Jagriti Yojana” is a scheme of which of the following states?

9.Recently (September 2009) Union Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad launched a nationwide “Navjaat Shishu Suraksha Karyakram” (NSSK). This scheme aims at reducing the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) to 30 till 2012 from what fraction at present ? (IMR in 2007)

10.Who among the following was conferred by Prime Minister the SCOPE Award for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to Public Sector Management in Individual Category?
(A)Partha S Bhattacharyya,
(B)S K Roongta
(C) N. M. Borah

11.India is likely to sign a Military Technical Cooperation & After- Sales Product Support for Defense Equipment of Russian origin by the end of this year. The Military Technical Cooperation will be signed for a period of ___?
(A)5 year
(B)10 year
(C)15 years

12.Who among the following led the 10 member Indian Parliamentary delegation from India to Sri Lanka to discuss status of rehabilitation of 260,000 Tamil refugees being held in camps since the end of the war with the Tamil Tigers?
(A)T R Baalu
(B)Venkaiyya Naidu
(C)Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi

13.Which of the following two companies are partners of National Broadband Penetration Programme?
(B)BSNL + Infosys
(C)BSNL + Wipro Infotech

14.Who among the following is Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year 2008?
(A)MS Dhoni
(B)Gautam Gambhir
(C)Harbhajan Singh

15.Which among the following is true about Churchill Brothers ?
(A)Brazilian Players of Football
(B)Indian Players of Basket Ball
(C)Indian football club

16.Who among the following is the 2009 winner of Men’s singles in US Open Tennis?
(A)Roger Federer
(B)Andy Murray
(C)Juan Martin del Potro

17.Who among the following is the 2009 winner of Women’s singles in US Open Tennis?
(A)Caroline Wozniacki
(B)Serena Williams
(C)Kim Clijsters

18.Every year which date is observed as World Television Day commemorating the date on which the first World Television Forum was held in 1996?
(A)November 21,
(B)November 11,
(C)November 23.

19.International Anti-Corruption Day is observed every year on which of the following dates?
(A)December 2,
(B)December 9
(C)November 26

20.What name has been given to India’s first ever Air Exercise with Oman?
(A)Western Bridge
(B)Eastern Bridge

21.The semifinal & final match of World Cup 2011 will be played at ______?
(A)Sri Lanka & India
(B)Bangladesh & India
(C)India only

22.Who among the following has been appointed recently as Director of Cricket Operations of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bangalore?
(A)Dav Whatmore
(B)Sandeep Patil
(C)Mohammad Azharuddin

23.Recently which of the following Latin American Countries Congress approved a controversial bill that will give the government more control over the broadcast media?

24.Who among the following has won the Hero Honda Indian Open (Golf) tournament recently held at Gurgaon ?
(A)C. Muniyappa
(B)Jyoti Randhawa
(C)Liang Wen-Chong

25.Which among the following is a subject of study for scientists all over the world as “Royal Disease” of European royalty?

26.Who among the following is the First women to receive a Nobel prize in Economics?
(A)Carol W. Greider
(B)Herta Müller
(C)Elinor Ostrom

27.Which of the following companies has been conferred on the India Pride Award for CSR excellence for the year 2008-09.?

28.Which among the following companies has been conferred with the India Pride Awards 09-10 in the NonBanking Financial Company category?
(A)Power Finance Corporation Ltd.
(B)Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
(C)Shipping Corporation of India Limited

29.”Growing Up Bin Laden” is a book recently in news as Personal Account by His Wife and Son. What is the name of his wife (Co-author of this book)
(A)Najwa Bin Laden
(B)Alia Ghanem
(C)Shaikha al Attas

30.Recently Prithvi-2 missiles were test fired minutes separating them from mobile launchers at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore off the Orissa coast. Prithvi 2 is ____ ?
(A)medium-range, surface-to-surface missile
(B)medium range surface-to-air missile
(C)Long range surface-to-air missile

31.Recently which state successfully won the bid for oil and gas blocks through the eighth round of the New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) in the auction held recently in New Delhi ?
(C)Andhra Pradesh

32.Recently Justice PD Dinakaran was amid controversy as allegations were made against him by several Bar members including Former Union Law Minister Ram Jethmalani stating that he had huge assets and land acquisitions in his Hometown Arakkonam more than what was fixed by the Tamil Nadu Land reforms. He is the Chief justice of which of the following states High court?
(A)Tamil Nadu
(B)Andhra Pradesh

33.The Human Development Report (HDR) is an annual milestone publication by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In which year it was published for the first time?

34.General Sarath Fonseka, was recently in news as he said that he may join politics. He is described as most successful commander ever of which of the following country?
(C)Sri Lanka

35.In a major initiative to win goodwill and choke public support for Naxals,in which of the following states the government has withdrawn over 100,000 cases slapped on tribals?
(B)Andhra Pradesh

36.Recently which of the following panel has proposed the phased elimination of upfront commission paid to agents by April 2011 in its Draft report submitted in September 2009?
(A)Swarup Panel
(B)Lingdoh Committee
(C)K P krishanan Panel

37.Who is Kobad Ghandy?
(A)An student leader in the North East India
(B)A Polit Bureau member of banned CPI (Maoist) under arrest at the moment
(C)A prominent person in the centrist faction of CPI (Marxist)

38.What is the new name of Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (IPDY), a three-week internship programme for diaspora youth conducted by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs with a view to promote awareness on India, its socio-cultural diversity, its all round development, its emergence as an economic powerhouse, India being a centre of higher education and the ongoing developments in various fields including infrastructure, Information technology etc?
(A)Know India Mission
(B)Know India Program
(C)Know India Training program

39. Union Information and Broadcasting ministry recently gave an indication to change which of the following laws on a larger scale, as the existing provisions of the Act are inadequate to cater to the phenomenal growth of the print media in view of the liberalization of the government policies?
(A)Press & Registration of Books Act, (PRB Act) 1867
(B)The Delivery Of Books ‘And Newspapers’ (Public Libraries) Act, 1954
(C)Indian Press (Emergency Powers ) Act 1931

40.Recently “Kirpan Bill ‘ about the religious significance of ‘kirpans’ in California was in news. It was vetoed by whom among the following ?
(A)Arnold Schwarzenegger
(B)Joe Biden
(C)Gray Davis

41.Which among the following is a powerful post due to be created in 2010 in the European Union?
(A)President of the European Union
(B)President of the European Commission
(C)The President of the European Parliament

42.According to the Asia-Pacific Wealth Report released by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Capgemini, India and China are likely to treble the high net worth individuals’ (HNI) population and add $4 trillion to its wealth by which of the following year?

43.Who is the Current Director-General of UNESCO?
(A)Koïchiro Matsuura
(B)Irina Georgieva Bokova
(C)Federico Mayor Zaragoza

44.Ram Labhaya Lakhina, who became the recipient of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award-2009 , is based in which of the following countries?

45.Supachai Panitchpakdi of Thailand is related to which of the following organizations?

46.Recently, India’s first indigenously-developed standard gauge Metro Car was released by the Bharat Earth Movers Limited for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. Where is the factory of BEML?

47.Which of the following schemes has been recently started as attempt for increasing the reach of LPG in rural areas?
(A)Rajeev Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitrak
(B)Indira Gandhi Gas Vitarak
(C)Mahatma Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitrak

48.The World Food Day falls on which of the following dates which is also the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945?
(A)October 11
(B)October 16
(C)October 19

49.What is the theme for this year’s World Food Day ?
(A)Achieving food security in times of crisis
(B)Investing in agriculture for food security
(C)World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy

50.Which place in Rajasthan is known for inauguration of Panchayati Raj by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on October 2, 1959?


  1. श्रीश पाठक 'प्रखर'

    October 18, 2009 at 11:33 pm

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  2. balu

    October 19, 2009 at 12:13 am

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  3. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 1:19 am

    Hi Sir,

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    October 19, 2009 at 5:36 am

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    October 19, 2009 at 8:58 am

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  6. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 12:33 pm

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  7. Ramesh Kumar

    October 19, 2009 at 10:22 pm

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    October 19, 2009 at 10:46 pm

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  9. Anonymous

    October 20, 2009 at 2:30 am

    In question 4, C B Muthamma who recently died was India's First (WOMEN) IFS Officer. She was the first women IFS officer and not the first IFS officer… Please correct me if i am wrong.

  10. Anonymous

    October 20, 2009 at 2:35 am

    In question 21, the semifinal & final match of World Cup 2011 will be played at? One semifinal is to be played at Mohali and the other at SRI LANKA (Most Probably) while final is to be played at Mumbai. So kindly confirm. Because one of the semi finals is to be played at Sri lanks for sure and other at mohali.

  11. Anonymous

    October 20, 2009 at 2:38 am

    In question 22, Who among the following has been appointed recently as Director of Cricket Operations of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bangalore?
    Currently Dav Whatmore is the director and he will be succeeded by Sandeep Patil from 1st November. I really appreciate your efforts to give us all ths information and i am happy to help.
    Thanks for all your hardwork… These give everyone inspiration to contribute.

  12. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 3:51 am

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  13. rachit

    October 22, 2009 at 12:00 pm

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  14. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Thanks a lot…….. you have done a great job……….. pls keep it up

  15. Anonymous

    October 24, 2009 at 8:15 pm

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    October 28, 2009 at 1:00 am

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    October 29, 2009 at 10:57 am

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  18. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 9:43 am

    @ Rachit:

    Option of downloading the document is good, but please keep this click & know style as this raise some eagerness with long term recalling ability.

  19. Anonymous

    November 7, 2009 at 8:01 am

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  20. Anonymous

    November 14, 2009 at 3:14 am

    regarding Q.21:there will be 2 semifinals & 1 final in icc world cup 2011.
    of the 2 semifinals:1 will be played in india & one in srilanka
    the final will be played in india though

  21. Anonymous

    December 19, 2009 at 3:04 am

    the first ever air exercise between India and Oman was Western Bridge and not the eastern bridge. Pls correct me if wrong.

  22. pooja

    April 4, 2010 at 8:08 am


  23. Anonymous

    May 19, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    sir, question no 1 : answer should be Bangladesh.

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