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Latest Current Affairs in Competitive Exams ( Current Affairs Quiz - 5)

1. The department of information technology in march 2012 has been renamed as________
[A]Department of electronics
[B]Department of IT
[C]Department of electronics & IT
[D]All of the above


2. India in march 2012 banned ______exports to ensure supplies for domestic industry
[A]Cotton
[B]Sugarcane
[C]Jute
[D]Coffee


3. Reliance industries ltd in march 2012 increased its stake in hospitality firm EIH Ltd to 18.53% by investing
[A]100 cr
[B]124cr
[C]192cr
[D]175 cr


4. Which bollywood actress has been honoured with the Raj Kapoor Special contribution award 2012 constituted by the Maharashtra govt.?
[A]Madhuri Dixit
[B]Rekha
[C]Sridevi
[D]Priyanka chopra


5. The bhoja Air passenjer jet crashed at Islamabad main airport killing all 127 people on board. The small domestic airline which operation in march after after ____ a pause has said weather was the cause.
[A]5
[B]10
[C]11
[D]15


6. Which drug maker in march 2012 received demand notices for 424 cr from national Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority towards interest for alleged drug overpricing?
[A]Ranbaxy
[B]Cipla ltd
[C]Dr Reddy
[D]Medikare


7. The Reserve Bank of India in March 2012 bought _____ of government bonds through an open market operation.
[A]5000 cr
[B]7766cr
[C]10776 cr
[D]9678 cr


8. The international monetary Fund(IMF) has marginally lowered India’s economic growth forecaste to how much percent in 2012, from 7% projected earlier on weak global and domestic demand?
[A]6.8
[B]6.9
[C]6.7
[D]6.5


9. With increased number of mouth cancer cases in the country which Indian has becme the first to ban all Gutka products which contain tobacco or nicotine under a new law governing food safety standards ?the ban came into effect from April 1
[A]Kerala
[B]Karnataka
[C]Madhya Pradesh
[D]Tamil Nadu


10. In which state mass marriage of states mass marriage of girls in the wadia village- the village of sex workers took place on march 11?
[A]Haryana
[B]Rajasthan
[C]Odisha
[D]Gujarat


11. Biocon india largest biotechnology company by revenue and US drug major Pfizer on 13 March 2012 called off their $350 million deal to sell insulin products made by Biocon. The deal was signed on
[A]Oct 2010
[B]Sep 2010
[C]Oct 2011
[D]Sep 2011


12. Who among the following took over the Director General of the ISI on march 18 2012?
[A]Ashfaq parvez kayani
[B]Zaheer Ul Islam
[C]Asad Durrani
[D]None of the above


13. According to the Economic Survey 2011-12 the fiscal deficit during 2012-13 would be ____% of the GDP
[A]4.1
[B]4.2
[C]4.3
[D]4.4


14. Egypt’s Ahmed Hassan recently became the most capped footballer in history during his team’s 1-0 win over Niger. He took over Mohammed al Deayea’s record of 178 caps the Goal keeper of ______
[A]Oman
[B]Qatar
[C]Saudi Arab
[D]Kuwait


15. FIFA President SEPP Blatter in March 2012 strongly supported the initiative of which country to host the 2017 under-17 World Cup?
[A]China
[B]India
[C]Malaysia
[D]Russia


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