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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

April 2012 Current Affairs and Events Quiz - 22

1. Which ministry on its meeting on 17th April 2012, decided to set up three new committee to accelerate procurements and border infrastructure projects
[A]Defence Ministry
[B]Railways Ministry
[C]Commerce Ministry
[D]Home Ministry

2. Name the Italian tourist who was released by the Maoist in Orissa on 12 April 2012?
[A]Bosusco Paolo
[B]Joel Melchiori
[C]Giacomo Carr
[D]Allen Carr

3. The two member Adarsh Judicial commission set up to probe in to the scam-tainted Adarsh Housing society submitted its interim report to the state Govt.  on 13th April 2012? By which of the following bodies/entities was the committee set up?
[A]Maharashtra Government
[B]Union Government
[C]Gujarat Government
[D]Lok Sabha

4. Name the Samajwadi Party MLA from Etawah in Sidhhartnagar district who was unanimously elected speaker of the 16th Uttar Pradesh Assembly on 13th April 2012
[A]Arvind Prakesh
[B]Sukhdev Rajbhar
[C]Mata Prasad Pandey
[D]Syed Ahmed Bukhari

5. MLA, N.Varadarajan, died in Chennai on 10th April 2012.Which of the following facts with regards to Varadarjan is not true?
[A]N. Varadarajan was former Tamil Nadu state secretary of the CPI(M) and three times MLA.
[B]He was elected to the Tamil Nadu Assembly twice (1997 and 1980)
[C]He was elected to the Tamil Nadu Assembly from the Vedasandur Constituency in 1983
[D]He was elected Party secretary in Tamil Nadu in 2005 and again in 2008.

6. The Union Ministry for New and Renewable Energy(MNRE) in April 2012 constituted an offshore wing energy committee(OWESC) under the chairmanship of secretary,MNRE, to steer the off shore wind power development in a focussed manner, especially in
[A]Tamil Nadu
[D]All of the above

7. The Union Cabinet, on April 26, 2012 decided to retain the voting rights in the private sector banks at 10 percent and felt it could be raised progressively to
[A]26 percent
[B]11 percent
[C]33 percent
[D]42 percent

8. NTPC in April 2012 successful the automation package for the simhadri stage-II 2 X 500 MW super thermal power project located near which of the following places--NTPC's first coastal-based coal-fired thermal power project?

9. The Union Cabinet on April 27, 2012, cleared the proposal by which country to hike the gas price for an Indian fertilizer Plant in the Gulf nation to $ 1.5 per million metric British thermal unit?
[D]Saudi Arabia

10. The Union Cabinet on April 2012,gave its approval for signing a new liberal visa regime with which of the following countries paving way for easing travel restrictions and increasing people-to-people exchange?
[C]Sri Lanka

11. India was in April 2012 announced to host the 46th annual meeting of the board of governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in May 2013.What is ADB based?
[A]Singapore City

12. Global agency Moody's on April 30, 2012, placed credit ratings of which of the following on watch for a possible downgrade within three months?
[B]HDFC Bank
[C]Axis Bank
[D]All of the above

13. Which of the following on April 2012 became the first state to ban all Gutka Products containing tobacco or nicotine under a new Law to govern food safety standards?
[B]Madhya Pradesh

14. The Union Govt. and which of the following along Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand on April 2,2012, signed a $ 43.84-million loan agreement towards the second tranche for an infrastructure development investment programme for tourism in the two states?
[A]World Bank
[B]Asian Development Bank
[C]National Development Council
[D]Inter State Council

15. The 1,200-MW Rosa Thermal Power Project of Reliance Power in Shahjahanpur district in April 2012 became fully operational with the final unit of 300 MW being commissioned on March 31,2012.In which of the state it is located?
[D]Uttar Pradesh



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