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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Online General Knowledge Today (GK Quiz - 138)

1. European Union agreed in principle to ban import of Iranian crude oil. Consider the following statements:
A. The European Union(EU) is one of Iran's biggest markets for oil.
B. The EU is a political and economical union of 27 member states.
[A]Both A and B are correct
[B]Only A is correct
[C]Only B is correct
[D]Neither A nor B is correct



2. Which one of the following state governments launched Panch Parmeshwar scheme?
[A]Bihar
[B]UP
[C]Kerala
[D]Madhya Pradeshand



3. This footballer was awarded the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or on 9 January 2012 in Zurich. He won the award for the third consecutive year as the world's outstanding footballer. Identify the footballer.
[A]Cristiano Ronaldo
[B]Xavi
[C]Sergio Ramos
[D]Lionel Messi



4. Who was named amongst the top innovators below 35 years of age by MIT's Technology Review India.
[A]Ajit Narayanan
[B]Sundeep Chatterjee
[C]Prashant Karmakar
[D]Vibhas Patnik



5. Who was the chief guest of 63rd Republic Day parade?
[A]Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand
[B]Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia
[C]Mary McAleese, President of Ireland
[D]Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of Vietnam



6. The Cabinet Committee, on Security approved the setting up of NCTC. What is the full form of NCTC?
[A]National Trade Co-operation
[B]National Central Terrorism Centre
[C]National Counter Terrorism Centreand
[D]National Council for Trade Cooperation



7. Which Ministry prepared draft policy seeking to increase private participation and opens the doors for foreign direct investors for expanding its network?
[A]Defence Ministry
[B]Ministry of Rural Development
[C]Ministry of Commerce and Industry
[D]Railways Ministryand



8. Six researchers from five science streams were honoured with this prize by the former President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in Bangalore on 9 January 2012. Name the prize in question.
[A]Rolls-Royce Science Prize
[B]India Science Prize
[C]Infosys Prize
[D]Yong Scientist Award



9. According to the draft sports policy of this state Government released on 11 January 2012, a special life-time achievement award, in memory of G.V. Raja, the founder-president of the State Sports council is to be instituted. Which state is being referred to?
[A]Karnataka
[B]Keralaand
[C]Tamil Nadu
[D]Andhra Pradesh



10. Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan and International Association of Sanskrit Studies jointly organized the 15th World Sanskrit conference from 5 to 10 January 2012 at Vi-gyan Bhavan in New Delhi. Where was the 14th World Sanskrit conference held?
[A]Beijing, China
[B]Kyoto, Japan
[C]Colombo, Sri Lanka
[D]Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



11. Prof. Muhammad Yunus, the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize 2006, is the exponent of which of the following concepts in the field of banking?
[A]Core banking
[B]Micro credit
[C]Retail banking
[D]Internet banking



12. Which of the following were displayed for the first time in the Republic Day Parade 2012?
[A]Agni IV
[B]C-130-J aircraft
[C]Both (a) and (b)and
[D]None of the above



13. The international Hockey Federation (FIH) announced that Singapore would replace the ________ in men's Olympic qualifier to be held from February 18-26, 2012.
[A]Germany
[B]USAand
[C]Brazil
[D]France



14. Who won the Tournament of Champions in Squash in New York, 2012?
[A]Dipika Pallikal
[B]Natalie Grinham
[C]Raneem EI Weleily
[D]Daryl Selby



15. In which of the following regions of India has the pilot project Youth to the Edge been launched recently?
[A]Northern region
[B]North-Eastern region
[C]Western region
[D]Southern region



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