Current Affairs - Quiz - 12

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Current Affairs - Quiz - 12


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  • 1. 
    An eminent structural engineer, Dr. Vistasp M Karbhari, joined the small but expanding league of Indian-Americans heading educational institutions in the US. He has been approved as president of which of the following universities?      
    • A. 

      1) University of Texas

    • B. 

      2) University of Alabama

    • C. 

      3) Stanford University

    • D. 

      4) University of California

    • E. 

      5) None of these

  • 2. 
    President Pranab Mukherjee has been conferred with which of the following honours by Mauritius University?      
    • A. 

      1) Doctorate of Science

    • B. 

      2) Doctorate of Civil Law

    • C. 

      3) Doctorate of Economy

    • D. 

      4) Doctorate of Social sciences

    • E. 

      5) Doctorate of Theology

  • 3. 
    The Government of India and RBI have decided to introduce one billion currency notes in polymer/plastic on a field trial. The field trial will be conducted in five cities. Which of the following is not among them?      
    • A. 

      1) Kochi

    • B. 

      2) Mysore

    • C. 

      3) Jaipur

    • D. 

      4) Bhubaneswar

    • E. 

      5) Kanpur

  • 4. 
    In which of the following countries has a court set a date for the exhumation of the remains of the Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, whose death in 1973 is being reinvestigated?      
    • A. 

      1) Denmark

    • B. 

      2) Chile

    • C. 

      3) Belgium

    • D. 

      4) Greece

    • E. 

      5) None of these

  • 5. 
    Ganesh Pyne, who died recently, was a legendary_______.      
    • A. 

      1) Painter

    • B. 

      2) Composer

    • C. 

      3) Author

    • D. 

      4) Critic

    • E. 

      5) None of these

  • 6. 
    Name the much-hyped stealth cruise missile which failed in its maiden test recently. The over -1,000-km range sub-sonic missile was in the making for at least seven years.      
    • A. 

      1) Agni V

    • B. 

      2) Trishul

    • C. 

      3) Prithvi III

    • D. 

      4) Nirbhay

    • E. 

      5) None of these

  • 7. 
    Which of the following countries has become the first in the world to extract natural gas from Methane Hydrate?      
    • A. 

      1) China

    • B. 

      2) Japan

    • C. 

      3) USA

    • D. 

      4) India

    • E. 

      5) South Korea

  • 8. 
    Who has been awarded the prestigious Saraswati Samman for the year 2012?      
    • A. 

      1) Rohit Gautam

    • B. 

      2) AA Manavalan

    • C. 

      3) SL Bhyrappa

    • D. 

      4) Narendra Kohli

    • E. 

      5) None of these

  • 9. 
    Which of the following companies announced on March 12 a partnership with public sector general insurance company, New India Assurance, for offering its mobile phone users insurance against theft and damage of handsets?    
    • A. 

      1) Nokia

    • B. 

      2) Samsung

    • C. 

      3) Spice

    • D. 

      4) Reliance

    • E. 

      5) None of these

  • 10. 
    International Finance Corporation (IFC) will cooperate in development of select sectors’ projects under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode in Madhya Pradesh. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the two parties on March 12. The IFC is an institution of      
    • A. 

      1) World Bank

    • B. 

      2) IMF

    • C. 

      3) ADB

    • D. 

      4) BRICS Bank

    • E. 

      5) None of these

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