October 03, 2012

Current Affair 2012


1. Which countriy is the world's largest producer and exporter of uranium?
(a) Australia
(b) Kazakhstan
(c) Canada
(d) France
2. Who was awarded the CNR Rao national prize in chemical sciences for the year 2012-13?
(a) S Chandrasekhar
(b) V Surya Prakasa Rao
(c) JK Bera
(d) AK Sood
3. Recently, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, handed over a railway project built with Indian assistance to which of the following countries?
(a) Bangladesh
(b) Sri Lanka
(c) Bhutan
(d) Nepal
4. Football club Livorno's midfielder Piermario Morosini died after collapsing on the pitch during a game. Which country did he belong to?
(a) Portugal
(b) Germany
(c) Uruguay
(d) Itay
5. Former Special Protection Group (SPG) chief B Wanchoo recently has been appointed as the Governor of:
(a) Goa
(b) Uttarakhand
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Andhra Pradesh
6. What is the range of the Agni-V missile?
(a) 3000 km
(b) 3500 km
(c) 5000 km
(d) 6000 km
7. Which High Court has upheld the validity of a decision taken by the Indian Banks Association to not give educational loan to students who had secured less than 60% in qualifying examinations and then secured seats in private colleges under the management quota?
(a) Madras High Court
(b) Delhi High Court
(c) Allahabad High Court
d) Gujarat High Court
8. President Salva Kiir has ordered the immediate withdrawal of his troops from the contested Heglig oil field. Salva Kiir is the President of:
(a) Brazil
(b) South Sudan
(c) Bolivia
d) Ethiopia
9. Wilson Kipsang won the London Marathon. He belongs to:
(a) Kenya
(b) Ethiopia
(c) Jamaica
(d) Uganda
10. Who won the Barcelona Open men's tennis tournament 2012?
(a) David Ferrer
(b) Fernando Verdasco
(c) Milos Raonic
(d) Rafael Nadal
11. IIT-Kharagpur has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with a state government to open an extension centre to impart quality improvement and knowledge upgrade training to university and college teachers. Name the state.
(a) Chhattisgarh
(b) Jharkhand
(c) Bihar
(d) Odisha
12. Who among the following is the current chief of DRDO?
(a) M Natarajan
(b) VK Saraswat
(c) R Sreehari Rao
(d) S Sundaresh
13. The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) and the Karnataka State AIDS Control Society have launched a single-window project in four districts of Karnataka to facilitate social protection and deliver social entitlements for people living with HIV. Name the project?
(a) Swavlamban
(b) Utthan
(c) Utkarsha
(d) Nirbhay
14. In a significant decision, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has set aside the Environmental Clearance granted to the 4 MTPA Coal Mining Project of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd and 4 MTPA Coal Washery on grounds of faulty public hearing. These projects were located in which of the following states?
(a) Chhattisgarh
(b) Odisha
(c) Jharkhand
(d) Karnataka
15. Which country accounted for 47% of global measles deaths in 2010?
(a) Pakistan
(b) India
(c) Bangladesh
(d) Uganda
16. Which insurance company is planning to come out with a new product that will extend coverage to HIV positive and AIDS patients?
(a) National Insurance Company Limited (NICL)
(b) Apollo Munich Health Insurance
(c) ICICI Lombard
(d) United India Insurance Co Ltd
17. SunEdison, a worldwide solar energy services provider, announced the activation of a 25 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant located within a multi-developer, multi-facility solar park in:
(a) Rajasthan
(b) Gujarat
(c) Haryana
(d) Maharashtra
18. Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been sworn in as a Supreme Court judge, raising the strength of the apex court to 27. He was the former Chief Justice of:
(a) Punjab and Haryana High Court
(b) Guwahati High Court
(c) Calcutta High Court
(d) Madras High Court
19. Which of the following countries is planning to install two coastal nuclear power plants, each with the
capacity to generate 1000MW? 

(a) India
(b) Pakistan
(c) Iran
(d) North Korea
20. Which among the following satellites is the heaviest satellite of India till date?
(a) RISAT-1
(b) RESOURCESAT-1
(c) CARTOSAT-1
(d) INSAT-4G

21. Which of the following countries recently allowed imports of basmati rice from India?
(a) Japan
(b) South Korea
(c) China
(d) Pakistan
22. A Karnataka High Court-appointed committee on malnutrition among children will submit a report to Chief Justice Vikramjit Sen by 15 June. The committee is headed by:
(a) NK Patil
(b) BL Patil
(c) M Srinivasan
(d) B Sivaraman
23. ‘Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid’ is a book written by:
(a) CK Prahlad
(b) Amartya Sen
(c) Stephen J Dubner
(d) Sudeep Reddy
24. Which of the following Indian films has been nominated for the Cannes Film Festival 2012?
(a) Miss Lovely
(b) Ra One
(c) The Dirty Picture
(d) Pan Singh Tomar
25. Which state governments has banned the use of the expression, ‘handicapped'?
(a) Haryana
(b) New Delhi
(c) Kerala
(d) West Bengal
26. After the successful launch of the Agni-V missile, India has become one of the nations with Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) technology. Which of the following countries do not have the ICBM technology?
(a) US
(b) Russia
(c) China
(b) Germany
27. According to the latest data of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which of the following countries was the world's largest arms importer between 2007- 2011?
(a) Pakistan
(b) China
(c) South Korea
(d) India
28. Which of the following female actors will act as a brand ambassador on public hygiene issues?
(a) Katrina Kaif
(b) Vidya Balan
(c) Madhuri Dixit
(d) Karina Kapoor
29. Which one of the following persons has been recently elected as the al-India president of the Progressive Writers Association?
(a) Ponneelan
(b) Amrita Pritam
(c) Vijaydan Detha
(c) Habib Tanvir
30. Ace tennis player and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee, Leander Paes, will be the Sports Ambassador of:
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Kerala
(c) Haryana
(d) Gujarat
31. Which of the following state's Chief Minister was recently named as one of the 100 most influential people of the world by 'Time magazine'?
(a) Gujarat
(b) New Delhi
(c) Bihar
(d) West Bengal
32. In which state has the Atomic Energy Commission of India commissioned a uranium ore mine and processing plant set up by the Uranium Corporation of India?
(a) Karnataka (b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Madhya Pradesh (d) Jharkhand
33. Who among the following is the current chairman of the Bar Council of India (BCI)?
(a) Ashok Parija
(b) Manan Kumar Mishra
(c) Zafar Ahmed Khan
(d) Shri Gopal Subramanium
34. Who won the 'Sulabh Kala Sarjak Samman' award - instituted by Sulabh International?
(a) Virendra Prabhakar
(b) Karan Thapar
(c) Rajdeep Sardesai
(d) Dr Prannoy Roy
35. ‘How to fight Islamist terror from a missionary position’ is a book written by:
(a) Shashi Tharoor
(b) Urvashi Butalia
(c) Tabish Khair
(d) Salman Rushdie



Current Affairs 
1. Cobra has been chosen as the sole supplier of beer for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee picnic, which will be held in the gardens of Buckingham Palace on 4 June. The founder of Cobra Beer is:
(a) Karan Bilimoria
(b) Shaikh Zahoor Alam
(c) Samuel Adams
(d) William Bass

2. Who among the following has been selected as the chairman of the US-India Business Council (USIBC)?
(a) Ajay Banga
(b) Indra Nooyi
(c) Ron Somers
(d) Harold ‘Terry’ McGraw III
3. Which Indian company plans to invest up to GBP 800 million ($1.3 billion) in its facilities in Wales over the next five years recently?
(a) Reliance petrochemicals
(b) Tata Steel
(c) Jindal steel
(d) ONGC
4. Which hotel group plans to operate under the 'Lalit' brand in London?
(a) Taj hotels
(b) Welcome Group
(c) Bharat Hotels
(d) Ramada Plaza
5. Which airlines recently announced the launch of its Dreamliner Boeing 787 flight between Tokyo and Delhi from 1 May?
(a) British Airways
(b) Air Berlin
(c) European Air Transport
(d) Japan Airlines (JAL)
6. Which group will acquire a controlling stake in Future Group's ‘Pantaloons Format' business following its demerger with Pantaloon Retail (India) Ltd. (PRIL)?
(a) Raymond
(b) Bombay Dyeing
(c) Aditya Birla Nuvo
(d) Provogue
7. Which Indian firm launched its new Editorial Collaboration Platform (ECP) for media companies recently?
(a) Tata Consultancy Services
(b) Infosys
(c) Mahindra Satyam
(d) Wipro
8. Which consumer lending company has selected TCS' BaNCS suite as the core banking system for its venture into retail banking in Africa?
(a) ICICI Bank
(b) Letshego Holdings Ltd
(c) Mortgage Brokers and Lenders
(d) EZCORP Inc
9. Which country has ordered Coca-Cola to temporarily halt its production after the company admitted February 2012 that some of its products were contaminated by chlorine? 
(a) China
(b) Japan
(c) Malaysia
(d) Vietnam
10. Which Indian firm has recently announced that it is acquiring Australia’s Promax Applications Group (PAG), to expand its analytics business? 
(a) Aarem System
(b) Wipro
(c) ABS India Pvt Ltd
(d) Abacuse Softech Ltd
11. Broadcast regulator TRAI has announced a new tariff structure for digital cable systems that will kick in the four metros of Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata from 1 July. Under the new order, a viewer can opt for a maximum of how many free-to-air channels for a minimum of Rs 100?
(a) 50
(b) 75
(c) 100
(d) 125

12. Which of the following countries is the fourth largest exporter of LNG in the world? 
(a) Russia
(b) Iran
(c) Turkmenistan
(d) Australia
13. Which bank has opened specialised Medium, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) loan centres in the country?
(a) Yes Bank Limited
(b) Corporation Bank
(c) Punjab and Sind Bank
(d) Central Bank
14. Which Indian industrialist will be conferred with ‘The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun' title by Japan for his contributions in strengthening economic relations between Japan and India? 
(a) Kumar Mangalam Birla
(b) Mukesh Ambani
(c) Azim Premji
(d) Ratan Tata
15. Recently, global credit rating agency Moody's downgraded which company as credit negative following the downward revision in the company's assessment of natural gas reserves?
(a) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
(b) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
(c) Indian Oil Corporation
(d) Reliance Industries Ltd
16. Yamaha has announced it will set up a plant at an investment of Rs 1,500 crore near which city?
(a) Chennai
(b) Bengaluru
(c) Pune
(d) Faridabad
17. Moody's recently downgraded some top private sector banks. Which one of the following bank has not been downgraded?
(a) ICICI Bank
(b) HDFC Bank
(c) Axis Bank
(d) Yes Bank
18. Who has assumed charge as Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL)?
(a) Sutirtha Bhattacharya
(b) KC Verma
(c) SK Mukherjee
(d) Tarun Kapoor
19. In an indication of tough times ahead, Indian exports have been hit by poor global economic conditions, and in April 2012, registered growth of:
(a) 2.3%
(b) 3.2%
(c) 4.5%
(d) 5.4%
20. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) survey has projected GDP growth in 2012-13 at:
a) 5.7%
b) 6.5%
c) 7.5 %
d) 7.8%

Answers
Business Affairs1. (a) Kazakhstan
2. (a) S Chandrasekhar
3. (b) Sri Lanka
4. (d) Italy
5. (a) Goa
6. (c) 5000 km
7. (a) Madras High Court
8. (b) South Sudan
9. (b) Ethiopia
10. (d) Rafael Nadal
11. (a) Chhattisgarh
12. (b) VK Saraswat
13. (c) Utkarsha
14. (a) Chhattisgarh
15. (b) India
16. (a) NICL
17. (b) Gujarat
18. (a) Punjab and Haryana HC
19. (b) Pakistan
20. (a) RISAT-1
21. (c) China
22. (a) NK Patil
23. (a) CK Prahlad
24. (a) Miss Lovely
25. (a) Haryana
26. (b) Germany
27. (d) India
28. (b) Vidya Balan
29. (a) Ponneelan
30. (c) Haryana
31. (d) West Bengal
32. (a) Karnataka
33. (b) Manan Kumar Mishra
34. (a) Virendra Prabhakar
35. (c) Tabish Khair




Current Affairs
1. (a) Karan Bilimoria
2. (a) Ajay Banga
3. (b) Tata Steel
4. (c) Bharat Hotels
5. (d) Japan Airlines (JAL)
6. (c) Aditya Birla Nuvo
7. (a) Tata Consultancy Services
8. (b) Letshego Holdings Ltd
9. (a) China
10. (b) Wipro
11. (c) 100
12. (d) Australia
13. (b) Corporation Bank
14. (d) Ratan Tata
15. (d) Reliance Industries Ltd
16. (a) Chennai
17. (d) Yes Bank
18. (a) Sutirtha Bhattacharya
19. (b) 3.2%
20. c) 7.5 %

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