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Quiz 573: Current Affairs October 2011 for Bank Clerical and Other Exams

1. The students of which among the following institutions have built the “Jugnu” satellite which is a remote-sensing satellite that will monitor vegetation and water-bodies?
[A]IIT Kanpur
[B]IIT Kharagpur
[C]SRM University
[D]Andhra University

2. Consider the following statements about the Megha-Tropiques satellite which has been recently placed in orbit via the PSLV-C18 flight:
1. It will study only the tropical and subtropical parts of India only
2. Its is a joint mission of India and Germany
3. It will give information on weather in the short-term only
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]1 & 2
[B]2 & 3
[C]Only 2
[D]None of them

Explanation
3. About which among the following missiles, India claims that it is first anti-tank missile which has a complete fiberglass structure?
[A]Shaurya
[B]Sagarika
[C]Nag
[D]Trishul

4. Truong Tan Sang, who recently visited India is the president of which among the following countries?
[A]Cambodia
[B]Laos
[C]Vietnam
[D]Thailand

5. Which among the following offices has recently become India’s first digital signature enabled department.?
[A]Directorate General of Supplies and Disposal (DGS&D)
[B]Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)
[C]Department of Income Tax
[D]Agricultural and processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)

6. Who among the following is the winner of 26th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration?
[A]Anil Kakodkar
[B]Amjad Ali Khan
[C]Mohan Dharia
[D]Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati

7. Recently, Ministry of Commerce had introduced a new ‘Niryat Bandhu’ scheme for mentoring first generation entrepreneurs. Who are Niryat Bandhus as per this scheme?
[A]Entrepreneurs
[B]Agents
[C]Officers
[D]Export Assistants

8. What is the new organism M. chilensis recently found in sea water of Chile?
[A]A Virus
[B]A Bacteria
[C]A protozoa
[D]An Fungus

Explanation
9. Who among the following was recently awarded Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award 2011 for excellence in Public Administration, academics and Management ?
[A]N. R. Madhava Menon
[B]Professor Yashpal
[C]Satyabrata Rai Chowdhuri
[D]Naresh Dadhich

10. Who among the following is the author of The Sense of an Ending?
[A]Martin Amis
[B]Howard Jacobson
[C]Julian Barnes
[D]Anne Enright

11. The Ex Eastern Bridge – 2011, was a joint exercise between the airforces of India and ___?
[A]Bahrain
[B]Saudi Arabia
[C]Oman
[D]Qatar

12. In which among the following states of India, the National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS) is being set up?
[A]Uttarkhand
[B]Jammu & Kashmir
[C]Himachal Pradesh
[D]Arunachal Pradesh

13. For which among the following products, Ramganj Mandi near Kota Rajasthan was making news recently?
[A]Handicraft Hub
[B]Spice Park
[C]Tech Park
[D]National Investment Zone

Explanation
14. Consider the following:
1. Ujjwala
2. Dhanlaxmi
3. Priyadarshini
4. Svyamsiddha
Which among the above schemes related to women in India follows empowerment through Self Help Groups ?
[A]1
[B]1 & 2
[C]1, 2 & 3
[D]3 & 4

15. The composite-bodied Boeing 787 Dreamliner recently made its first commercial flight between ____?
[A]Hongkong and Tokyo
[B]Tokyo and New York
[C]New York and Washington
[D]Washington and Tokyo