General Studies & Current Affairs for Bank, SSC, CLAT, Civil Services and other Competitive Exams

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Current Affair for CLAT 2012: 2

1.Name the country’s first sub-sonic cruise missile, which is going to be test launched in April 2012.
2.Which of the following organisations has been chosen for the Skoll Award, 2012 for Social Entrepreneurship by the Skoll Foundation in Oxford, England?
The National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) and Nidan.
3.Recently, who has been appointed as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand?
Vijay Bahuguna.
4.Recently, State-owned Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd. (KIOCL) has signed, a contract for exploration, development and mining in Akjoujt Iron Ore project at Mauritania in West Africa, with which of the following companies?
Curve Capital Ventures.
5.Which  female actor has been awarded best actress award in 59th National Film Awards?
Vidya Balan.
6.Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana(PMAGY) is going to be transferred from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to which of the following Ministry?
The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD).
7.Which of the following server chips has recently been launched by Intel Corp?
Xeon E5-2600.
8.Who ohas been chosen for Chameli Devi Jain award?
Tusha Mittal.
9.Recently, an Indian NGO, has been selected for the U.S.' first Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls for training and organising waste-pickers and eliminating child labour from recycling. Name the NGO.
10.Who will take over as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) from April 1, 2012?
K. Venkataramanan.

11.Recently, which country has qualified for silver medal in the women's 4x400m relay of the last Asian athletics championships due to doping disqualifications of athletes from Kazakhstan and Iraq?
12.Recently, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has chalked out several plans to increase gross enrolment ratio (GER) of students in higher education during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17) from present:
20 per cent to 30 per cent.
13.Union Minister for Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Jairam Ramesh announced a national award for sanitation and water. This award has been instituted in the name of:
Sant Gadge Baba.
14.Which committee has recommended elimination of all level crossings from the railway landscape within the next five years as a measure of avoiding accidents and deaths?
Anil Kakodkar Committee.
15.Which  country is India’s second largest supplier of crude oil against whom, western countries have sanctioned to curtail import of oil?
16.Who  sports personality recently won the All England Open badminton title 2012?
Lin Dan.
17.Who is the current chairman and chief executive officer of Pepsico?
Indira K. Nooyi.
18.The Central government proposes to convert the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) into a mission with changed name to provide health care to the urban poor also, in the course of the 12th Plan. What will be its new name?
National Health Mission.
19.Aamir Khan is national goodwill ambassador of which of the following organisations?
20.Pajero Sports car is associated with which car manufacturing companies?
Hindustan Motor's Limited (HM).
21.Which oil company has recently agreed to pay $7.8 billion in a settlement reached with claimants affected by the spill from one of its wells in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010?
22.Who is the current Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Posco-India?
Yong-Won Yoon.
23.Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) is a partner of the Government of India in promoting India’s exports. Who is the current Director General & CEO of FIEO ?
Ajay Sahai.
24.'Bandar Abbas port' is located in which country?
25.Recently, which California-based company has been acquired by Chip-maker AMD for $334 million?
26.Which Indian State has recently launched a scheme of free distribution of goats/sheep to the poorest of the poor?
Tamil Nadu.
27.Which among the following Motorcycle companies has launched its gearless scooter portfolio with the launch of its latest offering, ‘Swish 125'?
Suzuki Motor.
28.A.P. Choudhary is the current Chairman-cum-Managing Director of which company?
Rashtriya Ispat Nigal Limited (RINL).
29.Which among the following railway stations became the first railway network to offer BluFi, a combination of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi that will provide passengers with a wealth of information?
Bangalore City.
30.Recently, the Supreme Court has appointed Justice H.S. Bedi as Chairman of the Monitoring Authority to probe all cases of fake encounter deaths in Gujarat from 2003 to 2006. Justice Bedi replaces Justice:
M.B. Shah.
31.Who among the following is the present Prime Minister of Fiji?
Commodore Bainimarama.
32.Houses are constructed under the 'Griha Bhagya scheme' for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe families in which of the following States?
33.Who among the following personalities has recently won the 'Pritzker Architecture Prize 2012', considered as the Nobel prize in architecture?
Wang Shu.
34.The Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam has designed and developed the Torpedo Advanced Light (TAL). Torpedoes are:
Underwater Missiles.
35.Who is the following is the current Chairman and CEO of General Motors?
Daniel F. Akerson.
36.Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NIS) is Asia's largest Sports Institute located in which State?
37.'Bhavani Island' is located in which of the following States?
Andhra Pradesh.
38.Who is the current chairman of the Asian organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI)?
Vinod Rai.
39.Which of the following railway stations has bagged ‘Best Tourist Friendly Railway Station' award for 2010-11?
New Delhi railway station.