Quiz 279 : General Studies : International Current Affairs

1.Raila Odinga is the first prime minister of which of the following countries as the parliament of this country amended the constitution to create a post of Prime Minister in 2008?
(A)Ghana
(B)Kenya
(C)Sudan
(D)Uganda
(E)Tanzania

2.Which of the following country observes its foundation day on which India observes its republic day?
(A)England
(B)Kazakhstan
(C)Australia
(D)New Zealand
(E)None of them

3.Which of the following countries government confers “Tipperary Peace Award” ?
(A)England
(B)Ireland
(C)Switzerland
(D)Canada
(E)Russia

4.Which of the following currency has the highest combined value of cash in circulation in the world?
(A)Euro
(B)US Dollar
(C)Renminbi
(D)Yen
(E)None of them

5.What is the name of world’s first greenhouse-gas-monitoring satellite?
(A)ICESat
(B)Jason-1
(C)Ibuki
(D)NPOESS
(E)RapidEye

6.From which of the following four largest groups of America, Morgan Stanley purchased Smith Barney a wealth management arm in first half of 2009?
(A)Bank of America
(B)JP Morgan Chase
(C) Wells Fargo
(D)Citigroup
(E)None of them

7.In which industry Gazprom operates?
(A)Steel
(B)Pharmaceuticals
(C)Oil and natural Gas
(D)Infrastructure and Real estate
(E)Investment & Wealth Management

8.What name had been given to the first domestically made satellite of Iran ?
(A)Omid
(B)Sina-1
(C)Safir
(D)Mohammed
(E)None of them

9.In which of the following developed countries the number of people applying for unemployment benefit was largest in 2009 after 1982?
(A)England
(B)United States
(C)Australia
(D)Ireland
(E)Canada

10.Which among the following is the first medicine produced using genetically engineered animals? (It was also approved by The United States Food and Drug Administration in February 2009)
(A)Atryn
(B)IGEM
(C)PTC124
(D)Otamixaban
(E)Rivaroxaban

11.Who among the following became the first woman to swim across the Atlantic Ocean in first half of 2009?
(A)Theresa Andrews
(B)Jennifer Frigge
(C)Lindsay Mintenko
(D)Teresa Crippen
(E)None of them

12.In which year India’s second unmanned lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 is scheduled to be launched?
(A)2010
(B)2011
(C)2012
(D)2013
(E)2015

13.Which of the following countries produced world first transgenic Fluorescent Dogs in mid of 2009?
(A)Japan
(B)United States
(C)South Korea
(D)Australia
(E)France

14.In which of the following United nations body the members are elected for seats in UN regional groups?
(A)United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(B)United Nations Human Settlements Programme
(C)United Nations Human Rights Council
(D)United Nations Administrative Tribunal
(E)None of them

15.In order to replenish IMF’s fund aimed at helping out countries that are struggling in the current financial crisis, a total of $80 billion that the four BRIC countries will invest into the IMF what is the share of India as announced by the Government in September 2009, at a meeting of finance Ministers
of BRIC countries in London?
(A)$ 10 Billion
(B)$ 20 Billion
(C)$ 15 Billion
(D)$ 25 Billion
(E)None of them

16.Which among the following was declared UNESCO “City of Film” for the first time by UNESCO in 2009?
(A)Los Angels
(B)Bradford
(C)Cannes
(D)Venice
(E)Mumbai

17.Which among the following countries has become the first country to become completely landmine free under the Ottawa Treaty ?
(A)Libya
(B)Lebanon
(C)Rwanda
(D)Russia
(E)Syria

18.The world heritage site of “Terracotta Army” belongs to which of the following countries?
(A)Japan
(B)Russia
(C)Mongolia
(D)China
(E)Cambodia

19.United States successfully placed TerreStar-1 in orbit in July 2009. Which among the following is correct about this satellite?
1.It is the first satellite providing mobile communications to entire North America.
2. It is the most massive single satellite launched into a geosynchronous transfer orbit
3. It is the largest commercial communications satellite ever built
(A)1 only
(B)1 & 2
(C)1 & 3
(D)2 & 3
(E)all 1, 2,3

20.Which of the following country’s official weather service is known by the name of Met Office?
(A)Australia
(B)England
(C)United States
(D)Canada
(E)Netherlands

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  • Shikha
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    Sir dont u think so lunar mission is on 2012 not on 11

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  • Anonymous
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    sir plz clear the doubt related to the schedule of India’s second unmanned lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2

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    I think you are right at the doubt Chandrayaan-2..
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