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Friday, June 22, 2012

June 2012 Current Affairs Questions Answers online (Current Affairs Quiz - 19)

1. Who is retroactively disqualified from being Prime Minister of Pakistan due to his contempt of court conviction based on Supreme Court judgment on 19 June 2012?
[A]Yousuf Raza Gillani
[B]Asif Ali Zardari
[C]Makhdoom Shahbuddin
[D]Raja Parvez Ashraf


2. Where was the the seventh meeting of the G-20 heads of government held during June 18–19, 2012?
[A]Toronto, Canada
[B]Paris, France
[C]Los Cabos, Mexico
[D]Geneva, Switzerland


3. Who won the 112th U.S. Open Golf Tournament, which was played during June 14–17, 2012?
[A]Tiger Woods
[B]Webb Simpson
[C]Graeme McDowell
[D]Lucas Glover


4. Which country lends the International Monetary Fund $1 billion on June 22, 2012?
[A]India
[B]USA
[C]China
[D]Philippines


5. Which country's government on 21st June 2012 announced the plans to start selling marijuana in limited amounts to registered users?
[A]Uruguay
[B]Myanmar
[C]Brazil
[D]Philippines


6. An Indonesian court in Jakarta on June 21, 2012 sentences ________ to 20 years' imprisonment for involvement in the October 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people.
[A]Imam Samudra
[B]Umar Patek
[C]Amrozi Nurhasyim
[D]Huda bin Abdul Haq


7. On 19 June 2012, Julian Paul Assange - the editor-in-chief and founder of WikiLeaks, a media website which publishes information from whistleblowers, requested political asylum under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by entering into the embassy of which country?
[A]Norwey
[B]Sweden
[C]United Kingdom
[D]Ecuador


8. Which Business tycoon agrees to buy 98 per cent of the Hawaiian island of Lanai on 20th June 2012?
[A]Bill Gates
[B]Steve Ballmer
[C]Larry Ellison
[D]Eric Schimdt


9. The door of the famed Kamakhya Temple, seat of the Shakti cult,in Guwahati, Assam was closed for three days from June 22, 2012 due to which occasion?
[A]Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath
[B]Ambubachi Mela
[C]Raja Parba
[D]Bali Jatra


10. Which product was announced by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a Los Angeles event on June 18, 2012, at Milk Studios?
[A]Microsoft Windows 8 OS
[B]Microsoft Windows Phone Lumia
[C]Microsoft Galaxy S-III (tablet)
[D]Microsoft Surface(Tablet)


11. Who is nominated as heir apparent of Saudi Arabia after the death of Nayef bin Abdulaziz?
[A]Sattam bin Abdulaziz
[B]Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
[C]Abdelrahman Al Rashid
[D]Turki bin Ahmad al Sudairi


12. Which Pakistani cricketer who was convicted and jailed for 30 months for conspiracy charges relating to the spot-fixing in November 2011, was released from Jail on June 21st 2012?
[A]Mohammad Asif
[B]Mohammad Amir
[C]Mazhar Majeed
[D]Salman Butt


13. Scientists have recently discovered a secretive and exotic species of mosquito, which, unlike others of its kind, do not require a blood meal before laying eggs. What is the name of the species?
[A]Culex molestus
[B]Culex pipiens
[C]Culex Linnaeus
[D]Anopheles


14. Which Indian veteran administrator, economist and diplomat passed away in London on 21st June 2012 at the age of 85?
[A]Irshad Panjatan
[B]Trilok Karki
[C]Karan Singh
[D]Abid Hussain


15. The Calcutta High Court on Friday June 22, 2012 held as unconstitutional and void the Singur Land Rehabilitation & Development Act of 2011 under which the Trinamool Congress-led state government had sought to take back land leased to which company?
[A]Reliance Industries
[B]Tata Motors
[C]Hindustan Motors
[D]Posco Steel


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