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Friday, June 22, 2012

GK - Today Current GK Quiz for Various Competitive Exams( GK Quiz - 186)

1. Who among the following leaders were re-elected as General secretary of CPI(M) for the third consecutive term at the party’s 20th term as it was held at Kozhikode?
[A]Brinda Karat
[B]Prakash Karat
[C]Sitaram Yechury
[D]AB Bardhan


2. The Union cabimnet recently approved the extension of funding support for implementing which of the following scheme under New Pension System from three years to five years for all subscribers?
[A]Gold Credit pass book scheme
[B]Swayamsidha (IWEP)
[C]Swabhlambhan Scheme
[D]Swabhiman Scheme


3. Cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) has recently approved an Ad Valorem regimen for calculating royalty for which of the following?
[A]Coal and iron ore
[B]Coal and lignite
[C]Lignite and copper
[D]Lignite and zinc


4. Credit Rating agency Moody’s investors’ service downgraded the local currency rating of which of the following public sector companies of India?
[A]BHEL AND IOC
[B]BHEL AND GAIL
[C]ONGC AND IOC
[D]ONGC AND GAIL


5. According to data provided by the Export promotion council of Handicrafts (EPCH) in April 2012 India’s handicraft export increased by what percentage?
[A]0.142
[B]0.175
[C]0.15
[D]0.22


6. In which country has the leader of opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, handed over a section of railway network between Galle and Kauthara built by the Indian Public Sector company, IRCON recently?
[A]Myanmar
[B]Sri Lanka
[C]Namibia
[D]Bhutan


7. For allowing the foreign direct investment(FDI) from which the country to India has the Finance Ministry decided to amend the foreign exchange management Act (FEMA)?
[A]North Korea
[B]Cuba
[C]Myanmar
[D]Pakistan


8. Which body has recently issued broad guidelines on Algorithmic Trading based on recommendations of technical advisory committee (TAC) ?
[A]CII
[B]ASSOCHAM
[C]SEBI
[D]RBI


9. Who among the following are the director of Agni V missile which has been launched from the Wheeler island off the Orissa coast?
[A]SK Chaudhary
[B]VG Sekharan
[C]Tessy Thomas
[D]AK Chakrabarti


10. Which of the compassed the Reliance Industry to claim the most influential stock status on BSE?
[A]ONGC
[B]ITC
[C]IOC
[D]GAIL


11. The army chief of Pakistan, Gen Ashfaq Kayani, has recently called for the resolution of which of the following contentious issues between India and Pakistan?
[A]Sir Creek issue
[B]Kashmir issue
[C]Siachen issue
[D]Pak occupied Kashmir


12. The famous writer Susan Nathan who has been deported recently to her country over the alleged connections with Islamic extremist groups like the banned outfits SIMI and NDF belongs to which country?
[A]Britain
[B]Israel
[C]Germany
[D]Iran


13. Name the human disease about which scientists at the wasington University School of Medicine in St Louis found that other than diet and not drinking enough water, a gene called Claudin-14 substantially for it
[A]Jaundice
[B]Typhoid
[C]Kidney stone
[D]Cancer


14. Who among the following has recently taken over chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2012-13?
[A]Rahul Thakkar
[B]Adi Godrej
[C]Ajay S Shriram
[D]S Gopalkrishnan


15. Under the mentorship of which IIT, an extension of IIT centre is being made operational at Chhattisgarh?
[A]IIT Delhi
[B]IIT Kanpur
[C]IIT Kharagpur
[D]IIT Bombay


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