Current Affairs Quiz 3 By Akanksha(Aug 2009)

16 Questions | Total Attempts: 51

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Current affairs of aug 2009


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements are true.1.The Kosi river burst a dam in neighbouring Nepal  surged into Bihar, swamping village after village as authorities failed to evacuate millions on time.2The Kosi is a tributary of the Ganges and travels through the upper mountainous regions in Nepal before meeting the plains of Bihar and merging with the Ganges several hundred km downstream. The meandering path that it takes bringing floods along has earned it the sobriquet ‘River of Sorrow’ comparable to the Huang Ho, also known as Yellow River, of China.
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      Both

    • C. 

      Only 1

    • D. 

      Only 2

  • 2. 
    Who has won the rajiv ghandhi outstanding leadership award 2009 has been awarded to?
    • A. 

      K.radhakrishnan

    • B. 

      G. Madhavan Nair

    • C. 

      V.K sarswat

  • 3. 
    Which of these books is not written by patwant singh who passed away in august 2009?
    • A. 

      Empire of the sikhs-the life and times of maharaja ranjit singh

    • B. 

      The first book, India and the Future of Asia

    • C. 

      Of Dreams and Demons

    • D. 

      The Sikhs

    • E. 

      All are wriiten by him

  • 4. 
    Recently we read in the newspapers that scientists have discovered that Soay sheep of Scotland are on average 5 percent smaller than 25 years ago. Which among the following is the most probable reasons for this according to the scientists?
    • A. 

      Mutation

    • B. 

      Adaptation

    • C. 

      Climate change

  • 5. 
    Admiral Gorshkov which was recently in news has been renamed as _______?
    • A. 

      INS arihant

    • B. 

      INS vikramaditya

    • C. 

      INS vikrant

  • 6. 
    The finance ministry of India recently said in its annual economic survey that India needs to end controls on prices of petrol and diesel to curb fuel demand. What is India's India's rank in Asia in the oil consumption?
    • A. 

      1ST

    • B. 

      2nd

    • C. 

      3rd

  • 7. 
    Recently Majuli, which is the world's largest river island was affected by a flood. In which state is it located ?
    • A. 

      Orrisa

    • B. 

      Assam

    • C. 

      Bihar

    • D. 

      West bengal

  • 8. 
    Gaytri devi is maharani of
    • A. 

      Jaipur

    • B. 

      Ajmer

    • C. 

      Cooch behar

  • 9. 
    Which among the following missiles can be launched from INS Arihant?
    • A. 

      Sagrika

    • B. 

      Trishul

    • C. 

      Nag

  • 10. 
    Five past midnight in bhopal is a book written on bhopal gas tragedy by?
  • 11. 
    Corazon Aquino, who recently died was a president and prominent figure in the 1986 "people war" of which of the following country ?
    • A. 

      Laos

    • B. 

      Philippines

    • C. 

      Vietnam

  • 12. 
    Who among the following is the Hockey India President who was recently in news for rescheduling the Hockey India World Cup going to be held in India in 2010 ?
    • A. 

      Ashok matoo

    • B. 

      Kps gill

  • 13. 
    On which date Hindi Day is celebrated ?
    • A. 

      September 5

    • B. 

      September 9

    • C. 

      September 14

  • 14. 
    Roger federer belongs to which country
    • A. 

      Usa

    • B. 

      Uk

    • C. 

      Switzerland

    • D. 

      Netherland

  • 15. 
    Which among the following drug is used in Swine Flu? ( It was recently in the media as drug innovator, Swiss multinational Hoffmann-La Roche, and its Indian licensee, Hetero Drugs, maintain their effective monopoly in the country)
    • A. 

      Oseltamivir

    • B. 

      Zanamivir

    • C. 

      Rimantadine

  • 16. 
    _________________________ is the new us ambassador of us to india