Quiz 593: Current General Knowledge for All Examinations

1. Who is the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights?
[A] Jose Arce
[B] H.V. Evatt
[C] Navanethem Navi Pillay
[D] None of them

Navanethem Navi Pillay, The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Navanethem Navi Pillay recently demanded instant measures to arrest the growth of violence in Syria.

2. Telenor Company belongs to which of the following Countries?
[A] France
[B] Poland
[C] Norway
[D] Hungary

Norway, Telemor has at stake its Rs.14, 000 crore vested in its Indian operations. The Norwegian government holds bulk stake in Telenor.

3. Who among the following was awarded as the Sportsman of the Year at the Laureus Sports Awards 2012?
[A] Darren Clarke
[B] Rafael Nadal
[C] Roger Federrer
[D] Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

4. Which of the following islands is an issue of controversy between UK and Argentina?
[A] Queensland
[B] Seychelles
[C] Abruka
[D] Falkland

Falkland, Argentina to make a formal complaint to the UN over Britain sending one of its most modern destroyers HMS Dauntless to the Falkland Islands (known in Argentina as Malvinas). President of Argentina, Cristina charged Britain of militarising the South Atlantic.

5. Green Economy is led by?
[A] United Nations Environment Programme
[B] International Hydrological Organization
[C] Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change
[D] European Union

United Nations Environment Programme

6. RESPONSIVIST Class of Leaders belonged to?
[A] Gandhians
[B] No Changers
[C] Muslim League
[D] Swarajists


7. National Common Mobility Card is named as?
[A] Yatra
[B] Safar
[C] More
[D] None of the above


8. THE WORLD BENEATH HIS FEET is a Biography of?
[A] Pulela Gopichand
[B] Nawab Pataudi
[C] Ajit Wadekar
[D] None

Pulela Gopichand

9. Who among these is thought of as a Pioneer of Economic Nationalism?
[A] Madan Mohan Malviya
[B] R.C. Dutt
[C] Bipin Chandra Pal
[D] G.K. Gokhale

R.C. Dutt

10. Which is not a recent step for Social Protection?
[A] Skill Development Programme
[B] Rastriya Swasthya Bima Yojna
[C] Aam Admi Bima Yojna
[D] Unorganized Workers Social Security Act,2008

Skill Development Programme

11. 15 day Indo-French joint SHAKTI-2011 held at?
[A] Jaisalmer
[B] Ranikhet
[C] Mangalore
[D] Tejpur


12. Which is not a part of National Action Plan on Climate Change?
[A] National Water Mission
[B] National Mission on Pollution Control
[C] National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture
[D] National Mission on Sustainable Habitat

National Mission on Pollution Control

13. Recently Which aerial target system was successfully tested at Chandipur near Balasore in Odisha?
[A] Lakshya-2
[B] GAF Pika
[C] Lakshya-1
[D] Jindivik


14. From March 1, 2012 government will operate on which of the project?
[A] National Counter Terrorism Centre
[B] Health Services Equipments Project
[C] Business Consultancy Project
[D] None

National Counter Terrorism Centre

15. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awards are related with?
[A] Science
[B] Literature
[C] Journalism
[D] None


16. Which of the following state is home to the Jawai forests that has recently been given Conservation Reserve staus?
[A] Gujarat
[B] Rajasthan
[C] Bihar
[D] Madhya Pradesh


17. Who was the last surviving veteran of the First World War?
[A] Harry Patch
[B] Claude Choules
[C] Florence Beatrice Patterson
[D] None

Florence Beatrice Patterson

18. Which among these is most volatile Foreign Capital?
[A] External Commercial Borrowings
[B] Foreign Direct Investment
[C] Loans from International Financial Institutions
[D] Foreign Portfolio Investment

Foreign Portfolio Investment

19. Newly developed UDYAMI helpline is for?
[A] Large capital Industries
[B] Female entrepreneur
[C] Farmers introducing technology in Farming
[D] Micro, small & medium size enterprises

Micro, small & medium size enterprises

20. “NEW LAMPS FOR OLD” was written by?
[A] Bipin Chandra Pal
[B] Aurobindo Ghosh
[C] Bal Gangadhar Tilak
[D] Ashwani Kumar

Aurobindo Ghosh

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