Quiz – Current Affairs October 2, 2012

1. The Nagoya protocol, which is recently in news deals with ________________?
[A]Elimination of Biological weapons
[B]Elimination of Chemical weapons
[C]Conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity
[D]Protection of Ozone layer

Conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity


2. Who among the following has been recently re-elected as President of World Squash Federation?
[A]K. V. P. Chandra
[B]S. P. Shukla
[C]N. Ramachandran
[D]V. Ravindran

N. Ramachandran


3. Recently who among the following is conferred with the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award?
[A]R.P.Shenoy
[B]Tessy Thomas
[C]N.P.Ramasubba Rao
[D]T.K.Alex

Tessy Thomas
Tessy Thomas was given the award for her outstanding contribution for making India self-reliant in the field of missile technology.


4. On 1 October 2012, HelpAge and UNFPA launched the landmark report, Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: A Celebration and a Challenge. According to the report, what will be the per cent of elderly people in the total population of India by 2050?
[A]15 per cent
[B]18 per cent
[C]20 per cent
[D]23 per cent

20 per cent


5. Who among the following is the present President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)?
[A]Abdelwahad Radi
[B]Abbas El Fassi
[C]Mehdi Ben Barka
[D]Omar Benjelloun

Abdelwahad Radi


6. Recently in which State did the ousters of the Omkareshwar Dam project protest through a 17-day Jal Satyagraha?
[A]Chhattisgarh
[B]Maharashtra
[C]Madhya Pradesh
[D]Karnataka

Madhya Pradesh


7. Who among the following is the head of the government-appointed panel on legislative reforms in the financial sector?
[A]Subroto Roy
[B]T. N. Srinivasan
[C]Vijay Kelkar
[D]B. N. Srikrishna

B. N. Srikrishna


8. Recently which among the following had signed a legally binding 20-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) sales and purchase agreement (SPA) with Gazprom?
[A]IOCL
[B]HPCL
[C]BPCL
[D]GAIL

GAIL


9. Recently which among the following State government has announced a special Rs 300-crore public toilets scheme for the urban poor?
[A]Gujarat
[B]Maharashtra
[C]West Bengal
[D]Bihar

Gujarat


10. Recently scientists have engineered a genetically modified cow that produces milk without beta-lactoglobulin – a major whey protein of cow and sheep’s milk, to which some people are allergic. What is the technique used by the scientists for this genetic modification?
[A]DNA interference
[B]RNA interference
[C]DNA flexing
[D]RNA flexing

RNA interference

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  • Jabes
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    Great Sir. Keep your good work going :)