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Friday, June 15, 2012

Latest News & Current Affairs of June 2012 for Competitive Exams (Current Affairs Quiz - 18)

1. Coca-Cola announced on Thursday June 14'2012 that it will start doing business in _______ after sixty years as soon as the U.S. government issues a license allowing American companies to make such investments.

2. On Wednesday 13th June 2012, there was a blast in a steel plant in which 12 people died. In which plant did this blast happened?
[A]Tata Steel, Jamshedpur
[B]Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Bhilai
[C]Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Bokaro
[D]Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), Vizag

3. When is the 14th indirect presidential election will be held in India?
[A]19 June 2012
[B]19 July 2012
[C]25 July 2012
[D]19 August 2012

4. Which place is playing host to the highest altitude film festival of the world from 15 June to 17 June 2012?
[A]Kullu (Himachal International Film Festival)
[B]Manali (Himachal International Film Festival)
[C]Leh (Ladakh International Film Festival)
[D]Pokhra (Nepal International Film Festival)

5. Which publication has decided to unveil an edition of its newly launched paper 'Panchayat nama' in Bihar in June 2012?
[A]Amar Ujala
[B]Prabhat Khabhar
[C]Jagran Prakashan

6. Who won the 2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the world's richest literary prize for his/her novel Even the Dogs?
[A]Jon McGregor
[B]Colum McCann
[C]Aminatta Forna
[D]Cirstovao Tezza

7. Scientists on June 13, 2012 announced creation of a new chemical compound capable of selectively absorbing carbon dioxide.

8. Who won the men's singles at the 2012 French Open?
[A]Novak Djokovic
[B]David Ferrer
[C]Rafael Nadal
[D]Roger Federer

9. Which Institute's Racing Team on Thursday June 14'2012 launched the country's first electric race car "Evo1" designed and manufactured by its members?
[A]IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)-Bombay
[B]IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)-Delhi
[C]IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)-Madras
[D]IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)-Kanpur

10. Which automobile company is set to launch Hyosung GT 250R at Rs 2.75 lakh in India?
[D]S&T Motors

11. Which Indian track athlete who won gold at the 2006 Asian Games, was arrested on rape charges by female partner in June 2012?
[A]Pinki Pramanik
[B]Iyleen Samantha
[C]Santhi Soundarajan
[D]Chitra Soman

12. The first female Nobel Prize laureate in Economics died at the age of 78 on June 12'2012. Name her.
[A]Merton Miller
[B]Elinor Ostrom
[C]Camilo José Cela
[D]Yasunari Kawabata

13. Who is to receive the honour "the freedom of the city of Oxford" in June 2012 almost 15 years after s/he was originally awarded it while under house arrest?
[A]Zhao Ziyang
[B]Ding Zilin
[C]Aung San Suu Kyi
[D]Boleslaw Bierut

14. Which party won Bankura and Daspur assembly seats in West Bengal where by-elections had taken place on Friday, June 12, 2012?
[A]Communist Party of India
[B]Trinamool Congress

15. Which Pakistani Ghazal Singer famously known as the "King of ghazal" died on 13 June 2012 in Karachi?
[A]Ghulam Ali
[B]Talat Mahmood
[C]Mehdi Hassan Khan
[D]Ahmed Rushdi



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