Current Affairs 21 Jun 2010

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  • 1. 

    Name the NGO which has filed a petition in the Supreme Court expressing grave concern over the recent spurt of hoour killings carried out at the instance of khap panchayats.

    • A.

      Shakti Vahini

    • B.

      Aadhar

    • C.

      CRY

    Correct Answer
    A. Shakti Vahini
    Explanation
    Shakti Vahini is the correct answer because it is the NGO that has filed a petition in the Supreme Court expressing concern over the recent increase in honor killings conducted by khap panchayats.

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  • 2. 

    Name the a guided missile frigate of the Talwar class, will be launched next week at a Russian shipyard that is constructing the warship for the Indian Navy.

    • A.

      INS Tarkash

    • B.

      INS Vikrant

    • C.

      INS Tabur

    Correct Answer
    A. INS Tarkash
    Explanation
    INS Tarkash is the correct answer because it is a guided missile frigate of the Talwar class that is being constructed by a Russian shipyard for the Indian Navy. The other options, INS Vikrant and INS Tabur, do not match the given description.

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  • 3. 

    Name the Swedish princess who recently married her former trainer?

    • A.

      Princess Maltida

    • B.

      Princess Victoria

    • C.

      Princess Elizabeth

    Correct Answer
    B. Princess Victoria
    Explanation
    Princess Victoria is the correct answer because she is the Swedish princess who recently married her former trainer. This event was widely covered in the media and Princess Victoria's marriage to her former trainer was seen as a significant event in the royal family.

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  • 4. 

    Indian badminton ace .................................... clinched the second Super Series title of her career by winning the Singapore Open this Sunday

    • A.

      Sania Mirza

    • B.

      Saina Nehwal

    • C.

      Anjali Bhagat

    Correct Answer
    B. Saina Nehwal
    Explanation
    Saina Nehwal is the correct answer because she is an Indian badminton player who won the Singapore Open, securing her second Super Series title. Sania Mirza is a tennis player, not a badminton player, and Anjali Bhagat is a shooter, not a badminton player.

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  • 5. 

    What is the nationality of tennis star Andy Murray?

    • A.

      British

    • B.

      American

    • C.

      German

    Correct Answer
    A. British
    Explanation
    Andy Murray is a British tennis star. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and represents Great Britain in international competitions. Murray has achieved great success in his career, including winning multiple Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal. His nationality is British, as he is a citizen of the United Kingdom.

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  • 6. 

    Name the leader of the Pakistan-based Jundallah group who was recently hanged by Iran?

    • A.

      Abdolmalek Rigi

    • B.

      Malik ur Rehaman

    • C.

      Lakhvi

    Correct Answer
    A. Abdolmalek Rigi
    Explanation
    Abdolmalek Rigi is the correct answer because he was the leader of the Pakistan-based Jundallah group who was recently hanged by Iran.

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  • 7. 

    Name the present U.S. Defence Secretary?

    • A.

      Hillary Clinton

    • B.

      Robert Gates

    • C.

      Gordon Brown

    Correct Answer
    B. Robert Gates
    Explanation
    Robert Gates is the correct answer because he served as the U.S. Defense Secretary from 2006 to 2011 under both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. During his tenure, Gates played a crucial role in shaping U.S. defense policy and overseeing military operations. He is widely respected for his expertise and leadership in national security matters.

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  • 8. 

    A fluctuating exchange rate, the debt crisis in Europe, rising input costs and a possible rate hike by the Reserve Bank of India may hit Indian exports, are results of survey by which organisation?

    • A.

      ICICI

    • B.

      SEBI

    • C.

      FICCI

    Correct Answer
    C. FICCI
    Explanation
    The correct answer is FICCI. FICCI, which stands for Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, conducted a survey that revealed a number of factors that may negatively impact Indian exports. These factors include a fluctuating exchange rate, the debt crisis in Europe, rising input costs, and the possibility of a rate hike by the Reserve Bank of India.

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  • 9. 

    Name the Chairman and Managing Director of the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO)?

    • A.

      Suhas Pani

    • B.

      A Raja

    • C.

      Ambika Soni

    Correct Answer
    A. Suhas Pani
    Explanation
    Suhas Pani is the Chairman and Managing Director of the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO).

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  • 10. 

    Who is the well-known Odissi dancer and wife of famous cricketer who recently performed at cultural show at Shanghai Expo?

    • A.

      Anjali Tendulkar

    • B.

      Kim Sharma

    • C.

      Dona Ganguly

    Correct Answer
    C. Dona Ganguly
    Explanation
    Dona Ganguly is the well-known Odissi dancer and wife of a famous cricketer who recently performed at a cultural show at Shanghai Expo.

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