Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar Indore 10th Standard General Knowledge Quiz (2013)

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Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar Indore 10th Standard General Knowledge Quiz (2013)-
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  • 1. 

    Iran in May 2013 gave ______________ news agency permission to reopen its Tehran bureau. The work there was suspended in March 2012 over one of its video reports?

    • A.

      A) Reuters

    • B.

      B) APTN

    • C.

      C) PTI

    • D.

      D) Federal Agency on Press

    Correct Answer
    A. A) Reuters
    Explanation
    In May 2013, Iran granted Reuters news agency permission to reopen its Tehran bureau. The bureau had been suspended in March 2012 due to one of its video reports.

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  • 2. 

    Preliminary data released from _______________ statistics agency in May 2013 revealed the fact that the French economy has entered a shallow recession after shrinking by 0.2 percent in the first quarter of the year.

    • A.

      A) UK National Statistics

    • B.

      B) Albania Institute of Statistics

    • C.

      C) Bahamas The Department of Statistics

    • D.

      D) INSEE (National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies)

    Correct Answer
    D. D) INSEE (National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is d) INSEE (National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies). The explanation is that the preliminary data released in May 2013 regarding the French economy's recession was provided by INSEE, which is the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies in France.

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  • 3. 

    India and Netherlands in May 2013 signed a Memorandum of Understanding on _____________ in the field of Spatial Planning, Water Management, and Mobility Management at Hague, Netherlands during the visit of Kamal Nath, Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs.

    • A.

      A) Development Cooperation

    • B.

      B) Planning Cooperation

    • C.

      C) Technical Cooperation

    • D.

      D) None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. C) Technical Cooperation
    Explanation
    India and Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Technical Cooperation in the field of Spatial Planning, Water Management, and Mobility Management. This agreement signifies the commitment of both countries to collaborate and share knowledge and expertise in these areas. The aim is to enhance cooperation and exchange best practices to address common challenges related to urban development and infrastructure. This agreement will facilitate the exchange of technical know-how, capacity building, and joint research and development projects between India and Netherlands.

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  • 4. 

    14th Round of India–EU BTIA Negotiation Concluded in May 2013 was held at _____

    • A.

      A) London

    • B.

      B) Geneva

    • C.

      C) New Delhi

    • D.

      D) Mumbai

    Correct Answer
    C. C) New Delhi
    Explanation
    The correct answer is c) New Delhi. The 14th round of India-EU BTIA (Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement) negotiation concluded in May 2013 in New Delhi. This indicates that the negotiations took place in the capital city of India.

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  • 5. 

    Name the country that legalised Gay Marriage in May 2013?

    • A.

      A) Britain

    • B.

      B) France

    • C.

      C) Germany

    • D.

      D) USA

    Correct Answer
    B. B) France
    Explanation
    In May 2013, France became the first country to legalize gay marriage. This decision was a significant milestone for the LGBTQ+ community and marked a major step forward in the fight for marriage equality. France's legalization of gay marriage was seen as a progressive move towards inclusivity and equal rights for all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation.

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  • 6. 

    The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in May 2013 declared that it will start the work on world’s biggest hydroelectric __________ dam on Congo River in October 2015?

    • A.

      A) Inga Dam

    • B.

      B) Three Gorges Dam

    • C.

      C) Congo Dam

    • D.

      D) Kiymbi Dam

    Correct Answer
    A. A) Inga Dam
    Explanation
    In May 2013, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced that it would begin construction on the world's largest hydroelectric dam on the Congo River in October 2015. This dam is known as the Inga Dam.

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  • 7. 

    The Indian envoy to Colombo Ashok K Kantha in May 2013 announced that Indian companies have invested nearly ________ billion dollars in Sri Lanka, since 2003.

    • A.

      A) 11

    • B.

      B) 1

    • C.

      C) 3

    • D.

      D) 7

    Correct Answer
    B. B) 1
    Explanation
    The Indian envoy to Colombo announced that Indian companies have invested nearly 1 billion dollars in Sri Lanka since 2003. This indicates that the correct answer is option b) 1.

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  • 8. 

    A bilateral meeting between India and Switzerland was concluded in May 2013 at __________? The meeting was held on the sidelines of World Health Assembly.

    • A.

      A) New Delhi

    • B.

      B) Bern

    • C.

      C) Zentrum Paul Klee

    • D.

      D) Geneva

    Correct Answer
    D. D) Geneva
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Geneva. The meeting between India and Switzerland was concluded in May 2013 in Geneva. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the World Health Assembly.

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  • 9. 

    Afghanistan Parliament on in May 2013 blocked law aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedom. The Parliament argued that parts of the law _____________?

    • A.

      A) Violated Islamic principles and encouraged disobedience

    • B.

      B) Violated Islamic Principles

    • C.

      C) Encouraged Disobedience

    • D.

      D) Violation of moral code and religious law of Islam

    Correct Answer
    A. A) Violated Islamic principles and encouraged disobedience
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a) Violated Islamic principles and encouraged disobedience. The Afghanistan Parliament blocked the law aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedom because they believed that certain parts of the law went against Islamic principles and could lead to disobedience.

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  • 10. 

    What is the target that India China wants to achieve in two-way trade by 2015 for the financial year 2014-15?

    • A.

      A) 110 Billion US Dollars

    • B.

      B) 100 Billion US Dollars

    • C.

      C) 90 Billion US Dollars

    • D.

      D) 105 Billion US Dollars

    Correct Answer
    B. B) 100 Billion US Dollars
    Explanation
    India and China aim to achieve a target of 100 billion US dollars in two-way trade by 2015 for the financial year 2014-15.

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  • 11. 

    Recently “Tatkal” scheme is launched by which among the following bank that enables the people to transfer money to their families in their native towns and villages without actually opening an account?

    • A.

      (1) SBI

    • B.

      (2) Bank of India

    • C.

      (3) Canara Bank

    • D.

      (4) Union Bank of India

    Correct Answer
    A. (1) SBI
    Explanation
    The correct answer is (1) SBI. SBI recently launched the "Tatkal" scheme which allows people to transfer money to their families in their native towns and villages without the need to open an account. This scheme aims to provide a convenient and efficient way for people to send money to their loved ones without the hassle of traditional banking procedures.

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  • 12. 

    What is the name of the India’s fastest Super computer?

    • A.

      (1) Prithvi Yuva II

    • B.

      (2) Prithvi Yuva III

    • C.

      (3) Param Yuva II

    • D.

      (4) Param Yuva III

    Correct Answer
    C. (3) Param Yuva II
    Explanation
    Param Yuva II is the name of India's fastest Super computer.

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  • 13. 

     Which among the following is the India’s first indigenous weaponised helicopter?

    • A.

      (1) Aakash

    • B.

      (2) Rudra

    • C.

      (3) Astra

    • D.

      (4) Deepak

    • E.

      (5) Mahesh

    Correct Answer
    B. (2) Rudra
    Explanation
    Rudra is the correct answer because it is the first indigenous weaponised helicopter in India.

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  • 14. 

    12th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit was held?

    • A.

      (1) Sudan

    • B.

      (2) Egypt

    • C.

      (3) Iran

    • D.

      (4) Saudi Arabia

    Correct Answer
    B. (2) Egypt
    Explanation
    The correct answer is (2) Egypt. The 12th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit was held in Egypt.

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  • 15. 

    2013 Sustainable Leadership Award was presented to the President of:

    • A.

      (1) Madagascar

    • B.

      (2) Fiji Islands

    • C.

      (3) Seychelles

    • D.

      (4) Mauritius

    Correct Answer
    C. (3) Seychelles
    Explanation
    The 2013 Sustainable Leadership Award was presented to the President of Seychelles.

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  • 16. 

    Who among the following Indian—origin woman is selected for Order for Australia award?

    • A.

      (1) Krishna Arora

    • B.

      (2) Manilal Sharma

    • C.

      (3) Mala Mehta

    • D.

      (4) Kajal Agarwal

    Correct Answer
    A. (1) Krishna Arora
    Explanation
    Krishna Arora is selected for the Order of Australia award.

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  • 17. 

    ONGC-Videsh Ltd. Acquired a stake in the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashi (ACG) oil fields, located in___?

    • A.

      (1) Azerbaijan

    • B.

      (2) Kazakhstan

    • C.

      (3) Georgia

    • D.

      (4) Armenia

    Correct Answer
    A. (1) Azerbaijan
    Explanation
    ONGC-Videsh Ltd. acquired a stake in the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashi (ACG) oil fields, located in Azerbaijan.

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  • 18. 

    Which country has announced that it has successfully sent a monkey into space?

    • A.

      (1) North Korea

    • B.

      (2) Japan

    • C.

      (3) South Korea

    • D.

      (4) Iran

    Correct Answer
    D. (4) Iran
    Explanation
    Iran has announced that it has successfully sent a monkey into space. This indicates that Iran has achieved a significant milestone in their space exploration efforts.

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  • 19. 

    Which among the following State has lowest maternal mortality ratio in India?

    • A.

      (1) Karnataka

    • B.

      (2) Tamil Naidu

    • C.

      (3) Kerala

    • D.

      (4) Manipur

    Correct Answer
    B. (2) Tamil Naidu
    Explanation
    Tamil Nadu has the lowest maternal mortality ratio in India compared to the other states listed. This means that Tamil Nadu has the lowest number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in the country. The state has implemented various initiatives and programs to improve maternal healthcare and reduce maternal mortality rates. These efforts have led to better access to healthcare services, skilled birth attendants, and improved overall maternal health outcomes in Tamil Nadu.

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  • 20. 

    Minimum capacity of the Ultra Mega Power projects (UMPP)?

    • A.

      (1) 1000 MW

    • B.

      (2) 2500 MW

    • C.

      (3) 4000 MW

    • D.

      (4) 5000 MW

    Correct Answer
    C. (3) 4000 MW
    Explanation
    The minimum capacity of the Ultra Mega Power projects (UMPP) is 4000 MW. This means that any UMPP project must have a capacity of at least 4000 MW.

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  • 21. 

    Cup is to coffee as bowl is to  

    • A.

      A]dish

    • B.

      B]soup

    • C.

      C]spoon

    • D.

      D]food

    Correct Answer
    B. B]soup
    Explanation
    The relationship between a cup and coffee is that coffee is typically served in a cup. Similarly, the relationship between a bowl and soup is that soup is typically served in a bowl. Therefore, the correct answer is b]soup.

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  • 22. 

      Yard is to inch as quart is to

    • A.

      A]gallon

    • B.

      B]ounce

    • C.

      C]milk

    Correct Answer
    B. B]ounce
    Explanation
    The relationship between "yard" and "inch" is that they are both units of measurement for length, with the yard being a larger unit and the inch being a smaller unit. Similarly, the relationship between "quart" and "ounce" is that they are both units of measurement for volume, with the quart being a larger unit and the ounce being a smaller unit. Therefore, the correct answer is "b]ounce" as it is the smaller unit of measurement for volume, just like the inch is the smaller unit of measurement for length.

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  • 23. 

    Which Indian state government will set up more than 1,000 Reverse Osmosis plants in rural areas to provide clean drinking water?

    • A.

      A]Rajasthan

    • B.

      B]Gujrat

    • C.

      C]MP

    • D.

      D]UP

    Correct Answer
    A. A]Rajasthan
    Explanation
    Rajasthan's state government has planned to set up more than 1,000 Reverse Osmosis plants in rural areas to ensure the availability of clean drinking water. This initiative aims to address the issue of water scarcity and improve the health and well-being of the rural population. By implementing these plants, Rajasthan's government is taking a proactive step towards providing a basic necessity to its citizens and improving their quality of life.

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  • 24. 

    Who won the UNESCO’s young scientist award for 2013?

    • A.

      A]John Mark

    • B.

      B]Alexis Allen

    • C.

      C]Bilal Habib

    Correct Answer
    C. C]Bilal Habib
    Explanation
    Bilal Habib won the UNESCO's young scientist award for 2013.

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  • 25. 

    Which country will host 2014 women’s Football Asian Cup?

    • A.

      A]India

    • B.

      B]UK

    • C.

      C]Vietnam

    • D.

      D]USA

    Correct Answer
    C. C]Vietnam
    Explanation
    Vietnam will host the 2014 women's Football Asian Cup.

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  • 26. 

    Name the US-based supply chain provider acquired by TVS Logistics Services.

    • A.

      A]Wainwright Industries

    • B.

      B]Lego

    • C.

      C]Wait-Rose

    • D.

      D]None Of The Above

    Correct Answer
    A. A]Wainwright Industries
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a] Wainwright Industries. This US-based supply chain provider was acquired by TVS Logistics Services.

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  • 27. 

    Which company is set to de-merge its lubricants division into a separate listed entity?

    • A.

      A]Gulf Grease Corporation

    • B.

      B]Gulf Oil Corporation

    • C.

      C]Gulf Lubricants

    • D.

      D]Gulf Company

    Correct Answer
    B. B]Gulf Oil Corporation
    Explanation
    Gulf Oil Corporation is set to de-merge its lubricants division into a separate listed entity. This means that the lubricants division will become a separate company with its own shares listed on a stock exchange. This move allows Gulf Oil Corporation to focus on its core business while also potentially unlocking value for shareholders in the lubricants division.

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  • 28. 

    Which company will manufacture Usuzu SUV’s and pickup trucks in India?

    • A.

      A]TVS

    • B.

      B]Hindustan Motors

    • C.

      C]Bajaj

    • D.

      D]Maruti

    Correct Answer
    B. B]Hindustan Motors
    Explanation
    Hindustan Motors is the correct answer because they have been manufacturing Isuzu SUVs and pickup trucks in India.

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  • 29. 

    ICC conference June 2013, India WCT20 2016 and World Cup 2023 India was represented by-

    • A.

      A]India was represented by interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya

    • B.

      B]India was represented by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

    • C.

      C]India was represented by Sachin Tendulkar

    Correct Answer
    A. A]India was represented by interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya
    Explanation
    India was represented by interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya at the ICC conference June 2013, India WCT20 2016, and World Cup 2023. This means that Jagmohan Dalmiya was the official representative of India during these events.

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  • 30. 

    Asian Table Tennis Championship is scheduled to be held from 30th June to 7th July 2013 in which country?

    • A.

      A]India

    • B.

      B]South Africa

    • C.

      C]Busan, South Korea

    Correct Answer
    C. C]Busan, South Korea
    Explanation
    The correct answer is c] Busan, South Korea. The Asian Table Tennis Championship was scheduled to be held in Busan, South Korea from 30th June to 7th July 2013.

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