Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-answers September 2013, September 16-september 22

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Chandresh Kumari Katoch on 16 September 2013 unveiled the Brass Plate World Heritage Plaque at the Chittaurgarh Fort, Rajasthan. What is the primary purpose of World Heritage Plaque?
    • A. 

      To identify the World Heritage Site

    • B. 

      To ensure safety of the World Heritage Site

    • C. 

      To inform the general public about the World Heritage Site

    • D. 

      To introduce the World Heritage Site to the international community

  • 2. 
    Which company presented a dividend cheque of 40 crore Rupees to the Union Minister of Shipping GK Vasan for the financial year 2012-13?     
    • A. 

      The Ennore Port

    • B. 

      The Chabah Port

    • C. 

      The Karachi Port

    • D. 

      The Paradip Port

  • 3. 
    On which date is Hindi Diwas observed?     
    • A. 

      15 September

    • B. 

      16 September

    • C. 

      13 September

    • D. 

      14 September

  • 4. 
    Name the Karnataka pharmacist who devised a protective ring which stings the women assaulter like a honey bee.
    • A. 

      Rajiv Khanna

    • B. 

      Imran Khan

    • C. 

      Irfan Khan

    • D. 

      Rohit Batra

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the liquid chemical compound used in the head of the Sting Bee silver ring devised by the Karnataka pharmacist to protect women from their sexual assaulter?
    • A. 

      Capsaicin

    • B. 

      BARF

    • C. 

      Bastardane

    • D. 

      Cumene

  • 6. 
    Who became the first Indian-origin contestant to win the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey on 15 September 2013?
    • A. 

      Shelby Ringdahl

    • B. 

      Ivana Hall

    • C. 

      Christina Denny

    • D. 

      Nina Davuluri

  • 7. 
    The Chinese companies signed 13 new letters of intent on 16 September 2013 with the U.S. agricultural exporters for buying 4.83 million tonnes of which US product?
    • A. 

      U.S. Seafood

    • B. 

      U.S. Soybeans

    • C. 

      U.S. Peanut Butter

    • D. 

      U.S. Groundnuts

  • 8. 
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Limited on 17 September 2013 announced that it received approval for Azacitidine injection by the US FDA. Azacitidine is used for which purpose?
    • A. 

      Treating diabetes

    • B. 

      As a chemotherapy drug

    • C. 

      For treatment of Tuberculosis

    • D. 

      As a part of kidney treatment

  • 9. 
    A team of US scientists developed a new and better method of making use of the microbes for harnessing the electricity from the wastewater. Which of the following statements is not correct in context with this?
    • A. 

      New technique can be used at the wastewater treatment facilities as well as for breaking down the organic pollutants in dead zones.

    • B. 

      The battery comprises of two electrodes, one negative and one positive.

    • C. 

      One can see the microbes making the nanowires in order to dispose off their excess electrons.

    • D. 

      These microbes live in the environments which are full of air, so that they can breathe oxygen.

  • 10. 
    National Board of Wildlife (NBWL) gave approval to the Rajasthan Government to draw for Kota from which wildlife sanctuary?
    • A. 

      National Chambal Gharial Sanctuary

    • B. 

      Jim Corbett National Park

    • C. 

      Ranthambore National Park

    • D. 

      Desert National Park

  • 11. 
    According to the Mercer’s 2013 Global Performance Management Survey, which region had the most complicated performance management practices?
    • A. 

      US

    • B. 

      UK

    • C. 

      Europe

    • D. 

      Asia-Pacific

  • 12. 
    Which UNESCO World Heritage Site in India was unveiled by the PM of India and Aga Khan on 18 September 2013 after years of restoration work?
    • A. 

      Fatehpur Sikri

    • B. 

      Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

    • C. 

      Ajanta Caves

    • D. 

      Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

  • 13. 
    The Union Minister of Finance, P. Chidambaram, on 18 September 2013 announced austerity measures to contain which kind of expenditure?
    • A. 

      Developmental Expenditure

    • B. 

      Miscellaneous Expenditure

    • C. 

      Non-Developmental Expenditure

    • D. 

      Expenditure incurred on policies

  • 14. 
    The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on 17 September 2013 notified that it banned industrial expansion in 8 industrial clusters. What was the reason/ measurement of the ban?
    • A. 

      On the basis of Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index

    • B. 

      On the basis of Central Pollution

    • C. 

      On the basis of consideration of controlled urbanization

    • D. 

      On the basis of equality of industrial development

  • 15. 
    Which country voted 197-146 overnight in order to approve the ban on beauty pageants for children below the age of 16 years?
    • A. 

      The USA

    • B. 

      The Britain

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      France

  • 16. 
    India, on 19 September 2013 was recognised as the Authorizing Nation under the International Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) to test and certify which kinds of products?
    • A. 

      Only computer-related products

    • B. 

      Tele-communication products

    • C. 

      Electronics and IT products

    • D. 

      Fabric-related products

  • 17. 
    Hiroshi Yamauchi, the third president of Nintendo, died on 19 September 2013 in Japan. He is the mastermind of which popular Nintendo game character?
    • A. 

      Pokemon

    • B. 

      F-Zero

    • C. 

      Pikmin

    • D. 

      Super Mario

  • 18. 
    The exhibition entitled Return of the Yogini was inaugurated in New Delhi on 19 September 2013. What was the purpose of organising this exhibition?
    • A. 

      To represent powerful female divinities, also known as the Yoginis

    • B. 

      To create awareness about superstitions of tantric mode of worship

    • C. 

      To acknowledge the latest art in India

    • D. 

      To celebrate the return of rare heritage sculpture that was stolen from India

  • 19. 
    Who authored the book entitled Ikea on the Road to the Future, which revealed how the founder of the company was compelled to hand over billions of Dollars to the sons after the family feud?
    • A. 

      Lennart Dahlgren

    • B. 

      Karl von Schulzenheim

    • C. 

      Ingvar Kamprad

    • D. 

      Lennart Dahlgren, Stellan Bjoerk and Karl von Schulzenheim

  • 20. 
    Who was elected as the Chairperson of the International Coffee Council at the meetings of the International Coffee Organization held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil?
    • A. 

      Conradin Rasi

    • B. 

      Jawaid Akhtar

    • C. 

      Juan Esteban Orduz

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 21. 
    The Union Government of India on 20 September 2013 finalised setting up of the Ultra- Mega Green Solar Power Project at which place? This will be the largest solar power project of the world.
    • A. 

      Gujarat

    • B. 

      Hyderabad

    • C. 

      Rajasthan

    • D. 

      Haryana

  • 22. 
    The Union Cabinet on 20 September 2013 approved the proposal of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) to set up which project in Barmer District in Rajasthan?
    • A. 

      Refinery

    • B. 

      Petrochemical Complex

    • C. 

      Solar Power Plant

    • D. 

      Refinery cum Petrochemical Complex

  • 23. 
    (Corporate Quiz) Tata group on 19 September 2013 announced that it entered into an agreement with which airline for initiating the full-service carrier in India?
    • A. 

      Singapore Airlines Cargo

    • B. 

      Valuair

    • C. 

      Jett8 Airlines

    • D. 

      Singapore Airlines

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