Quiz 445: Current Events and General Awareness
1.Year 2011 has been officially designated by the United Nations as which one of the following?
(A)International Year of Biotechnology
(B)International Year of Space Science
(C)International Year of Chemistry
(D)International Year of Physics
2.The Transits of Venus are one of the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena and currently occur in a pattern that repeats every 243 years with pairs of transits separating by 8 years. In which year, the next transit of Venus is taking place ?
3.Recently, a village Porunthal came into the news as archeological excavations have established it one of the largest glass bead-manufacturing site in southern India dating back to 2nd century BC to 1st century AD. In which state is located Porunthal?
4.In which country are located the Marange Diamond fields, as this country was recently allowed by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme to sell the diamonds in the international markets agreeing that Marange is Conflict Free?
5.Which among the following cities is located on the banks of Tiber River?
6.Which of the following runs the Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) Programme, under which recently a comprehensive dossier on Jarawa Tribes of Andaman & Nicobar island was released for the first time in 150 years?
(A)Ministry of Culture, Government of India
(C)World Heritage Committee
(D)Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
7.Rajarajesvaram temple, which was built exactly 1,000 years ago by emperor Rajaraja Chola I, the greatest monarch of the Chola dynasty in 1010 is devoted to which of the following deities?
8.Which of the following central paramilitary forces does not have its headquarters in New Delhi?
(A)Border Security Force
(B)Indo-Tibetan Border Police
9.Sylheti language is a dialect of which of the following languages ?
10.Which of the following Sikh Guru is know to have completed the Harmandir Sahib?
(A)Guru Arjun Dev
(B)Guru Ram Das
(C)Guru Har Gobind
(D)Guru Amar Das
11.Which of the following Union Territories are included in the National Horticulture Mission?
(A)Andaman & Nicobar Island and Pondicherry
(B)Andaman & Nicobar Island & Lakhsadweep
(C)Andaman & Nicobar Island and Daman & Diu
(D)Andaman & Nicobar Island, Pondicherry and Lakshadweep
12.Which among the following provisions was not provided by the Charter Act of 1833?
(A)Governor General of Bengal was made the Governor General of India
(B)Government of Bombay and Madras were deprived of their legislative powers
(C)The activities of East India Company as a commercial entity ended
(D)The Portfolio system was given a statutory Recognition
13.Which among the following was first Municipal Corporation of India (Established in 1687)?
14.Which among the following date has been fixed for National Voters Day ?
15.Which among the following acid is NOT a Vitamin ?