Quiz – Current Affairs October 15, 2012

1. Recently, which among the following Indian banks has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (Africa) to serve the growing needs of Indian corporates in the continent?
[A]State Bank of India
[B]Axis Bank
[C]Punjab Bank
[D]ICICI Bank

ICICI Bank


2. Which among the following day is being observed as the International Day of Rural Women across the globe?
[A]10th October
[B]12th October
[C]13th October
[D]15th October

15th October
In December 2007 the UN General Assembly decided that the particular role of rural women should be highlighted by making 15th October 2008 the first International Day of Rural Women.


3. Recently, which among the following country scientists decoded the genome of the fungus Macrophomina phaseolinaare and confident that the breakthrough will help tackle an organism that blights valuable crop plants such as jute, rice, cotton, maize and soybean?
[A]India
[B]Bangladesh
[C]China
[D]Indonesia

Bangladesh


4. Which among the following country is the host for the 4th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge, and Policy?
[A]France
[B]India
[C]Germany
[D]Japan

India


5. Recently, who among the following became the first woman to take office as the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC)?
[A]Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
[B]Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
[C]Naledi Pandor
[D]Manto Tshabalala-Msimang

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma


6. Which among the following IT major will be launching the Watson super-computer?
[A]IBM
[B]Microsoft
[C]Google
[D]Cisco Systems

IBM


7. In the recently-concluded ICC World Twenty20, who among the following is chosen as Player of the Tournament?
[A]Virat Kolhi
[B]Shane Watson
[C]Chris Gayle
[D]Mahela Jayawardene

Shane Watson


8. Recently, who among the following has won the World Rally Championship drivers’ title for a record ninth consecutive year recently?
[A]Daniel Elena
[B]Sebastien Loeb
[C]Petter Solberg
[D]Colin McRae

Sebastien Loeb


9. Recently, who among the following is appointed as the President of Global chip-maker Intel’s India operations?
[A]D D Mishra
[B]Anand Rangachary
[C]Kumud Srinivasan
[D]Praveen Vishakantaiah

Kumud Srinivasan


10. Recently, which among the following engineering services company has won the Golden Peacock Award for ‘Excellence in Corporate Governance’ for the year 2012 in London?
[A]Neilsoft
[B]Amaya
[C]Infosys
[D]Infotech Enterprises

Infotech Enterprises
The award was given based on the recommendations of the jury headed by Justice P N Bhagawati, former Chief Justice of India and Member, UN Human
Rights Commission.

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