Current Affairs Quiz June 22, 2010

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  • 1. 

    Name the Pakistan-born terror suspect, who has been charged of attempting to detonate a bomb-laden van in New York's Times Square..

    • A.

      Kasab

    • B.

      Faisal Shahzad

    • C.

      Headley

    Correct Answer
    B. Faisal Shahzad
    Explanation
    Faisal Shahzad is the correct answer because he is the Pakistan-born terror suspect who was charged with attempting to detonate a bomb-laden van in New York's Times Square. Kasab and Headley are not relevant to this particular incident.

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  • 2. 

    Which Mutual Fund player declared on Monday  that it plans to launch a unique investors' campaign beginning next month with a view to spread financial literacy?

    • A.

      Kotak Mahindra

    • B.

      UTI Mutual Fund

    • C.

      ICICI

    Correct Answer
    B. UTI Mutual Fund
    Explanation
    UTI Mutual Fund declared on Monday that it plans to launch a unique investors' campaign beginning next month with a view to spread financial literacy. This suggests that UTI Mutual Fund is taking proactive steps to educate investors and promote financial literacy among the public.

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  • 3. 

    EPCH — Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts comes under which which Ministry ?

    • A.

      Textiles

    • B.

      Agriculture

    • C.

      Trade

    Correct Answer
    A. Textiles
    Explanation
    EPCH, which stands for Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts, comes under the Ministry of Textiles. The organization's main objective is to promote and develop handicraft exports from India. The Ministry of Textiles oversees the policies and initiatives related to the textile industry, including the promotion and support of various sectors such as handicrafts. Therefore, it is logical to conclude that EPCH falls under the Ministry of Textiles.

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  • 4. 

    Who had filed a PIL in the Bombay high court seeking imposition of entertainment tax on IPL.

    • A.

      Kirit Somaiyya

    • B.

      Subhash Desai

    • C.

      Poonam Mahajan

    Correct Answer
    B. Subhash Desai
    Explanation
    Subhash Desai filed a PIL in the Bombay high court seeking imposition of entertainment tax on IPL.

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  • 5. 

    Who became the first Muslim to represent Australia in Test cricket recently?

    • A.

      Usman Khawaja

    • B.

      Kamran Akmal

    • C.

      Salim Ali

    Correct Answer
    A. Usman Khawaja
    Explanation
    Usman Khawaja became the first Muslim to represent Australia in Test cricket recently. This means that he is the first player of Muslim faith to play for the Australian national cricket team in Test matches.

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  • 6. 

    Name the temple built at a whopping cost of 11 million dollars to stand as "a testament to Canada and India's proud traditions of pluralism", which is dedicated to Shankaracharya .

    • A.

      Angkor Wat

    • B.

      Shree Sharadamba Hindu Temple

    • C.

      Swami Narayan Mandir

    Correct Answer
    B. Shree Sharadamba Hindu Temple
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Shree Sharadamba Hindu Temple. This temple was built at a cost of 11 million dollars and is dedicated to Shankaracharya. It stands as a testament to Canada and India's proud traditions of pluralism.

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  • 7. 

    Name the ambitious campaign to bring the warring Thackeray cousins together before the 2012 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections which kicked off on Sunday.

    • A.

      Congress Todo

    • B.

      Uddhav Raj Bhai Bhai

    • C.

      Thackeray Jodo

    Correct Answer
    C. Thackeray Jodo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Thackeray Jodo". This campaign aimed to bring the warring Thackeray cousins, Uddhav and Raj, together before the 2012 BMC elections. It suggests the idea of uniting the Thackeray family and presenting a united front in the political arena.

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  • 8. 

    An Indian American technocrat who is an IIT graduate and is currently the dean of the MIT Engineering School has been nominated by the Obama administration for the post of director of the National Science Foundation. Who is he?

    • A.

      Subra Suresh

    • B.

      Sunil Rao

    • C.

      V Subramanian

    Correct Answer
    A. Subra Suresh
    Explanation
    Subra Suresh is the correct answer because the question states that the individual is an Indian American technocrat who is an IIT graduate and currently the dean of the MIT Engineering School. This description matches Subra Suresh, making him the most suitable candidate for the post of director of the National Science Foundation.

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  • 9. 

    Who is the new prime minister of Japan?

    • A.

      Shinji Tarutoko

    • B.

      Naoto Kan

    • C.

      Katsuya Okada

    Correct Answer
    B. Naoto Kan
    Explanation
    Naoto Kan is the correct answer because he is the new prime minister of Japan. Shinji Tarutoko and Katsuya Okada are not the prime ministers of Japan.

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  • 10. 

    Name this personality

    • A.

      Saina Nehwal

    • B.

      Anjali Bhagat

    • C.

      Tania Sachdev

    Correct Answer
    C. Tania Sachdev
    Explanation
    Tania Sachdev is the correct answer because she is a well-known personality in the field of chess. She is an Indian chess player who has achieved several accolades in her career. Tania has represented India in various international chess tournaments and has won numerous medals. She is known for her strategic gameplay and has been an inspiration for many aspiring chess players.

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