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Quiz 624: Current Affairs for IBPS Examinations

1. After Stuxnet, an extensive data-mining computer virus that has been designed to steal information from computers across the Middle East especially from the Nuclear Faclilities in Iran is :
[A]FLAME
[B]Detnat
[C]Zafi
[D]MyDoom

FLAME


2. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will aid in building a National Register for Multiple Schlerosis (MS). Which one of the following parts of the human body is affected by this disease?
[A]Immune System
[B]Brain and Spinal Cord
[C]Lungs
[D]Heart valves

Brain and Spinal Cord


3. As per the latest, State of Forest Report,2011 which Indian State has the maximum forest cover area in the country?
[A]Madhya Pradesh
[B]Arunachal Pradesh
[C]Mizoram
[D]Himachal Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh


4. Indian Grand Master Vishwanathan Anand retained the World Chess Title for the record 5th time by defeating :
[A]Vladimir Kramnik
[B]Boris Gelfand
[C]Vesselin Topalov
[D]Bobby Fischer

Boris Gelfand


5. Union Government has constiuted a committee to review the functioning of Petroleum Service Companies (PSCs) in the country under the chairmanship of :
[A]Usha Thorat
[B]D.Subbarao
[C]Dr. C.Rangarajan
[D]Kaushik Basu

Dr. C.Rangarajan


6. Recently, 5th International Mt. Everest Day was celebrated in Nepal to mark the first successful climb to the world’s highest peak. In this context, which of the following Statement(s) is/are correct?
1. Mt. Everest is locally known as ‘Sagarmatha’ in Nepal.
2. At 73, Tamae Watanbe became the world’s old woman to scale the Everest in May,2012.
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 and 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Both 1 and 2


7. Unaided minority institutions have been excluded from the ambit of RTE Act due to which of the following fundamental rights guaranteed by the Indian Constitution:
[A]Article 16
[B]Article 19(1)(c)
[C]Article 29
[D]Article 30(1)

Article 30(1)


8. The book ‘Controversially Yours’ is the autobiography of :
[A]Shoiab Akhtar
[B]Taslima Nasreen
[C]Sanjay Dutt
[D]Shashi Tharoor

Shoiab Akhtar


9. Recently ‘Mamoni Scheme’ was launched by Assam Government to reduce Maternal Mortality ratio, in the honour of :
[A]Homi Vyarawalla
[B]Indira Goswami
[C]Lalita Ubhayaker
[D]Sharada Dwivedi

Indira Goswami


10. India’s first University of Cooperative Management is being set up in :
[A]Bijapur, Karnataka
[B]Sibsagar, Assam
[C]Karnal, Haryana
[D]Kottayam, Kerela

Sibsagar, Assam


11. The famous ‘Hornbill festival’ is celebrated in which of the following States of India?
[A]Nagaland
[B]Mizoram
[C]Assam
[D]Meghalaya

Nagaland


12. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the coveted award ‘Vyas Samman’?
[A]It is given annually for an outstanding literary work in Hindi language.
[B]The literary works published during the past 10 years are short listed for the awards.
[C]The award for 2011 has been given to Professor Ramdarash Mishra.
[D]All of them

All of them


13. Which of following Indian State/Union Territory has become first in the country to issue e-Stamp papers in all denominations?
[A]Delhi
[B]Puducherry
[C]Karnataka
[D]Maharashtra

Delhi


14. The fifth World Future Energy Summit, 2012 with the theme of ‘Powering Sustainable Innovation’ was held in:
[A]United Arab Emirates
[B]China
[C]USA
[D]Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates


15. Consider the following statements :
1.Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) fixed the incentive for the distributors at 0.25% of the subscription amount.
2.The Changes in the incentive structure were made on the recommendations of the G.N.Bajpai Committee due to the poor performance of National Pension Scheme (NPS).
Which of the above Statement(s) is/are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 and 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Both 1 and 2