Quiz 129: Current Affairs

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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 ______?
(A)Third Time
(B)Fourth Time
(C)Sixth Time

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?
(A)Colombo
(B)Mumbai
(C)New Delhi

6.Which country has swept all the gold and silver medals in the eight-day World Table Tennis Championships held recently ?
(A)China
(B)Indonesia
(C)South Korea

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)
(B)Retail
(C)Visual merchandising

9.In India what is the average per capita consumption of electricity?
(A)700 units
(B)800 units
(C)1000 units

10.Which company has recently appointed Venki Prathivadi as the country manager for its Australia and New Zealand operations?
(A)Infosys
(B)ICICI Bank
(C)Satyam

11.What is the projected fiscal deficit for the year 2009-10?
(A)6%
(B)5.5%
(C)5%

12.Which among the following acts is related to Fiscal management ?
(A)FEMSA
(B)FRBMA
(C)FEMA

13.Which among the following UNESCO acclaimed heritage site is related to Chhaiyaa, Chhaiyaa song?
(A)Ferry Queen
(B)Nilgiris Mountain Railway
(C)Kalka Shimla Railway

14.The government of India has its stake in how many listed Public Service Undertakings?
(A)66
(B)36
(C)56

15.Who among the following businessmen has been conferred doctor of humane letters by Wesleyan University, Connecticut, United States?
(A)Azim Premji
(B)N R Narayanmurthy
(C)KV Kamath

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?
(A)Maharastra
(B)Bihar
(C)Rajasthan

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?
(A)4
(B)3
(C)2

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 _________?
(A)Japan
(B)South Korea
(C)China

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?
(A)United States
(B)Germany
(C)Australia

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

Comments

  • Vandana
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    thank you

  • Mani Thakur
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  • Avra
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  • Anonymous
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    anand has won the chess oscar for the third time.not for the 6th time.

  • Anonymous
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    anand has won the chess oscar for the sixth time only not 3rd time

  • Anonymous
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    Viswanathan Anand won the Chess Oscar
    World No.2 Viswanathan Anand won the Chess Oscar, the sport’s most prestigious award, for the third time. Anand will receive the award in June in Moscow. The worldwide poll involves leading chess writers, critics and journalists from over 50 countries. Anand, who earlier won the award in 1997 and 1998, is only the second non-Russian after Bobby Fischer (1970, 71, and 72) to win the award. Kasparov has won it five times.
    The Chess Oscar was founded in 1967 by Jorge Puig and the first winner was the Danish Grandmaster Bent Larssen.

    Answer for Q3 is A

  • Anonymous
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    sorry for the wrong post .. The answer for Q3 is right…

    World Champion Viswanathan Anand continued to reign supreme bagging the Chess Oscar for the sixth time and becoming the first non-Russian to do so.

    Anand received the award from International Chess Federation (FIDE) President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov before the start of the President's Cup, being contested between teams of Azerbaijan and FIDE World, which started in Baku on Thursday.

    The Indian ace has earlier won the honour in 1997, 1998, 2003, 2004 and 2007 while Russia's Garry Kasparov has claimed it 11 times and Bobby Fischer of America has taken it home thrice.

    The Chess Oscar is awarded by Russian chess magazine '64 – Chess Review' on the basis of a poll carried out among chess journalists and experts. The Oscar comes in the form of a statuette also called the "Fascinated Wanderer".

    Meanwhile, in President's Cup, the FIDE World team comprising Anand, Vladimir Kramnik of Russia, Alexei Shirov of Spain and Sergei Karyakin of Ukrain, is leading after the first two rounds played on the inaugural day on Thursday.

    The Azerbaijan team consists of Teimour Radjabov, Vugar Gashimov, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Gadir Guseinov and Rauf Mamedov, all above Elo 2700 ratings.

    Anand defeated Gashimov to put the FIDE World team in the lead by 4.5:3.5 points after the second round.

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