Quiz 129: Current Affairs
1.Among Sharmila Tagore , Arundhati Roy, Aishwarya Rai and Nandita Das who have been members of the international jury of the Cannes Film Festival?
(A)Sharmila Tagore , Arundhati Roy, Aishwarya Rai
(B)Sharmila Tagore , Arundhati Roy, Aishwarya Rai and Nandita Das
(C)Sharmila Tagore and Aishwarya Rai Only
2.Who among the following have featured in Time magazine’s 100 most influential person in the world?
(A)Sonia Gandhi & Ratan Tata
(B)Sonia Gandhi, Ratan Tata & Ronnie Screwvala
(C)Sonia Gandhi , Ratan Tata & KV Kamath
Note: Seven Indians, including Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, industrialists Ratan Tata and Mukesh Ambani and media mogul Ronnie Screwvala are among the finalists in Time magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People of 2009. The other three Indians in the finalists’ list are Pepsico chief executive Indra Nooyi, public face for Washington’s Troubled Asset Relief Programme Neel Kashkari, and Harvard-educated management consultant Ram Charan.(march 31, 2009)
3.Recently world No.2 Viswanathan Anand has won the Chess Oscar, the sport’s most prestigious award. This award Anand has won for the ______?
4.The tenth Cricket World Cup, will be hosted by following countiries?
(A)India, Srilanka, Bangladesh & Pakistan
(B)India , Sri Lanka & Bangladesh
(C)India, & Sri Lanka
5.Where will be held the Final of the World Cup 2011?
6.Which country has swept all the gold and silver medals in the eight-day World Table Tennis Championships held recently ?
7.What was the direct tax collection during the last fiscal year 2008-09 ?
(A)Rs. 3.37 lakh crore
(B)Rs. 3.12 lakh crore
(C)Rs. 3.33 lakh crore
8.Bharti Wal-Mart Pvt Ltd, the joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and retail giant Wal-Mart, opened its first store in Amritsar recently . What kind of store is it?
(A)Cash and Carry (Whole sale)
9.In India what is the average per capita consumption of electricity?
10.Which company has recently appointed Venki Prathivadi as the country manager for its Australia and New Zealand operations?
11.What is the projected fiscal deficit for the year 2009-10?
12.Which among the following acts is related to Fiscal management ?
13.Which among the following UNESCO acclaimed heritage site is related to Chhaiyaa, Chhaiyaa song?
(B)Nilgiris Mountain Railway
(C)Kalka Shimla Railway
14.The government of India has its stake in how many listed Public Service Undertakings?
15.Who among the following businessmen has been conferred doctor of humane letters by Wesleyan University, Connecticut, United States?
(B)N R Narayanmurthy
16.To check irregularities in the payment of NREGA workers which state government has recently launched an ambitious ‘E-Shakti’ project to facilitate them with smart cards carrying details of their duration of work and the wages earned?
17.The government onon June 2, 2009 cleared nine fresh proposals for setting up special economic zones, most of which are related to IT and ITES, followed by the bio-technology sector. How many of them are for Biotechnology?
18.Recently “Nomura” Group is approved by LIC as its strategic partner to acquire 35 per cent in LIC Mutual Fund, India’s seventh largest mutual fund. Nomura Group belongs to _________?
19.Recently Reserve Bank of India said that it intends to introduce polymer notes in the country. Which country in the world is first to introduce such plastic notes?
20.Till March 2009, how much amount was allocated for the NREGS Programme for the whole country ?
(A)Rs 36,214 crore
(B)Rs 34,114 crore
(C)Rs 46,415 crore