Quiz 642: Current Affairs July 2012 for Bank PO, SSC Examinations

1. Barclays Chairman ‘Marcus Agius’ was recently compelled to resign for being involved in a scandal which has dealt a devastating blow to the bank’s reputation.The scandal is related to:
[A]Insider trading
[B]LIBOR interest rates
[C]Money laundering
[D]Credit Default Swap

LIBOR interest rates

2. Who among the following has become the third cricketer from India, after Mohammed Azharuddin and Ajay Sharma in 2000, to suffer a life ban for bringing the game into disrepute?
[A]T.Sudhindra
[B]Abhinav Bali
[C]Shalabh Srivastava
[D]Mohnish Mishra

T.Sudhindra

3. Which online travel portal has acquired ‘Travelguru’, the Indian arm of US travel services provider Travelocity, to become the largest provider of hotel bookings in the country?
[A]Tripadvisor.com
[B]Yatra.com
[C]Makemytrip.com
[D]Cleartrip.com

Yatra.com

4. Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd.(SSTL) lost 21 licences after the Indian Supreme Court cancelled all 2G spectrum licences in February, 2012. Sistema, which holds a 53 per cent stake in SSTL is a _______ conglomerate.
[A]German
[B]Ukrainian
[C]Russian
[D]Italian

Russian

5. Which of the following places was recently attacked by armed militants from the fundamentalist ‘Ansar Dine’ group just two days after it was named as an endangered world heritage site by UNESCO?
[A]Baku,Azerbaijan
[B]Zabid,Yemen
[C]Timbuktu, Mali
[D]Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan

Timbuktu, Mali

6. Who among the following was recently appointed as the director of ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC)?
[A]S.K.Shivakumar
[B]T.K.Alex
[C]Roddam Narasimha
[D]A.Sivathanu Pillai

S.K.Shivakumar

7. Which among following has recently been included by UNESCO in its coveted list of World Heritage Sites?
[A]Silk Route sites in India
[B]Matheran Light Railway Network
[C]Riverine Island of Majuli
[D]Western Ghats

Western Ghats

8. Consider the following Statements:
1.There are 12 Millenium Development Goals(MDGs) which have to be met by 2015.
2.According to the latest United Nations Report, India is likely to miss the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) related to maternal health.
Which among the above Statement(s) is/are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 and 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Only 2

9. The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2012 was won by :
[A]Spain
[B]Italy
[C]Portugal
[D]Germany

Spain

10. Which Panel/Committee has recently given recommendations for deletion of cartoons on politicians and bureaucrats from the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) textbooks?
[A]Yash Pal Committee
[B]D.S Kothari Committee
[C]G.V.Ramakrishna Panel
[D]S.K.Thorat Panel

S.K.Thorat Panel

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