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  • 1. 

    1   Which of the following state government has announced, ban on import, manufacturing, transportation, stocking and sale of chewable tobacco and increased rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) on cigarettes and related products from the next financial year, while presenting budget in its State Legislative Assembly for 2013-14 on March 6?

    • A.

      1) Jammu & Kashmir

    • B.

      2) Nagaland

    • C.

      3) Rajasthan

    • D.

      4) Tripura

    • E.

      5) None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. 1) Jammu & Kashmir
    Explanation
    Jammu & Kashmir state government has announced a ban on the import, manufacturing, transportation, stocking, and sale of chewable tobacco. Additionally, they have also increased the rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) on cigarettes and related products from the next financial year. This decision was made while presenting the budget in the State Legislative Assembly for 2013-14 on March 6.

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  • 2. 

    2   The board of governors of UN atomic agency's on March 7 approved giving director general of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano a new four-year term without even resorting to a vote. Yukiya Amano belong to country    

    • A.

      1) Japan

    • B.

      2) North Korea

    • C.

      3) South Korea

    • D.

      4) China

    • E.

      5) Thailand

    Correct Answer
    A. 1) Japan
    Explanation
    Yukiya Amano, who was given a new four-year term as the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) by the board of governors of the UN atomic agency, belongs to Japan.

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  • 3. 

    Who among the following has been selected for the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for the year 2012?      

    • A.

      1) Karan Singh

    • B.

      2) Arun Jaitley

    • C.

      3) Sharad Yadav

    • D.

      4) Sachin piolot

    • E.

      5) Sushma Swaraj

    Correct Answer
    C. 3) Sharad Yadav
  • 4. 

    4   Which of the following Indian states presented a zero-deficit budget for its state?      

    • A.

      1) Rajasthan

    • B.

      2) Jammu & Kashmir

    • C.

      3) UP

    • D.

      4) Meghalaya

    • E.

      5) None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. 2) Jammu & Kashmir
    Explanation
    Jammu & Kashmir presented a zero-deficit budget for its state. This means that the state's budgetary expenses and revenues are balanced, resulting in no deficit. This indicates that the state is able to meet its expenses without relying on borrowing or accumulating debt.

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  • 5. 

    5   Who among the following will succeed Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela who died on March 5 after a two-year battle with cancer?      

    • A.

      1) Ramón Carrizales

    • B.

      2) Elías Jaua

    • C.

      3) Nicolas Maduro

    • D.

      4) Jorge Rodríguez Gómez

    • E.

      5) José Vicente Rangel Vale

    Correct Answer
    C. 3) Nicolas Maduro
  • 6. 

    6   Neha Ramu, a 12-year-old Indian-origin girl in UK has stunned everyone after she scored an incredible 162- even higher than Einstein and Stephen Hawking ,in which of the following IQ tests ?      

    • A.

      1) Stanford-Binet IQ test

    • B.

      2) Mensa IQ Test

    • C.

      3) Miller Analogies Test

    • D.

      4) Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

    • E.

      5) Otis-Lennon School Ability Test

    Correct Answer
    B. 2) Mensa IQ Test
    Explanation
    Neha Ramu, a 12-year-old Indian-origin girl in the UK, achieved a score of 162 on the Mensa IQ Test. This score is higher than that of renowned scientists Einstein and Stephen Hawking. The Mensa IQ Test is known for its difficulty and is designed to measure an individual's intelligence and problem-solving abilities. Neha's exceptional score showcases her exceptional intellectual capabilities and places her among the most intelligent individuals in the world.

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  • 7. 

    7   Which of the following Indian composting plants has become the first to get carbon credits from United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in the country?      

    • A.

      1) East Delhi Municipal Corporation's composting plant

    • B.

      2) West Delhi Municipal Corporation's composting plant

    • C.

      3) North Delhi Municipal Corporation's composting plant

    • D.

      4) South Delhi Municipal Corporation's composting plant

    • E.

      5) None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. 4) South Delhi Municipal Corporation's composting plant
    Explanation
    The South Delhi Municipal Corporation's composting plant has become the first in India to receive carbon credits from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This recognition indicates that the plant has successfully reduced greenhouse gas emissions through its composting operations. The plant's efforts in waste management and composting have resulted in a positive impact on the environment, making it eligible for carbon credits.

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  • 8. 

    8   With which country US has agreed on exemptions for the auto industry in a mooted Pacific-wide free trade pact?      

    • A.

      1) India

    • B.

      2) China

    • C.

      3) South Korea

    • D.

      4) Japan

    • E.

      5) Singapore

    Correct Answer
    D. 4) Japan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Japan. The United States has agreed on exemptions for the auto industry with Japan in a mooted Pacific-wide free trade pact. This agreement allows for certain protections and exemptions for the auto industry in both countries, addressing concerns and promoting fair trade practices in the sector.

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  • 9. 

    9   Who among the following has been sworn in for the fourth straight term as Chief Minister to head the fifth consecutive Left Front government in Tripura on March 6?      

    • A.

      1) Manik Sarkar

    • B.

      2) Tapan Chakraborty

    • C.

      3) Manik De

    • D.

      4) Ratan Bhowmick

    • E.

      5) Khagendra Jamatiya

    Correct Answer
    A. 1) Manik Sarkar
    Explanation
    Manik Sarkar has been sworn in for the fourth straight term as Chief Minister to head the fifth consecutive Left Front government in Tripura on March 6.

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  • 10. 

    10   The European Union has fined, which of the following corporations, 561 million euros for failing to offer users a choice of Web browser?      

    • A.

      1) Microsoft Corp

    • B.

      2) Google

    • C.

      3) Apple

    • D.

      4) Oracle

    • E.

      5) Adobe system

    Correct Answer
    A. 1) Microsoft Corp
    Explanation
    The European Union fined Microsoft Corp 561 million euros for failing to offer users a choice of Web browser.

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