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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

General Knowledge 2012 | Current GK Quiz - 197

1. Scientists identified a new gene in maize Plants called ?
[A]Meg 1
[B]Meg 2
[C]Meg 3
[D]Meg 4


2. Researches discovered new earthworm species in Port Blair. What is the name of the new Species ?
[A]Moniligaster Ivaniosi
[B]Annelida
[C]Nematoda
[D]Onychophora


3. Scientists recently developed a new wireless device to detect the Presence of termites. Consider the following statement-
1) when the new device detects the presence of termites,it sends an SMS or email to a pest Control firm.
2) The Device is made of tiny sensor, even smaller than a fingernail
Choose the Right option
[A]Both 1 and 2 Correct
[B]Only 1 is Correct
[C]Only 2 is Correct
[D]Neither 1 not 2 is Correct


4. State-run Northern Coalfields(NCL) agreed to surrender land required to mine two blocks attached to the Sasan ultra mega power plant to which of the following Companies giving the Company the benefit over Rs 6000 crore over the life of the Venture ?
[A]Reliance Power
[B]Adani Power
[C]Birla Power Solutions
[D]DLF Power


5. Maldives Authorities allowed male international airport development and insurance charges from passengers,nearly a month after a local court barred the Bangalore-based company from doing so.Name the operator?
[A]GMR Infrastructure
[B]International Air Transport
[C]Fraport AG
[D]DIAL


6. Which French Construction major entered the Indian market by buying out 100 percent stake in NAPC, a Chennai-based construction Company?
[A]Sinopec Engineering
[B]Uhde
[C]Vinci
[D]Snamprogetti


7. European Union agreed in Principle to ban import of Iranian Crude oil.Consider the following statement:
1) The European Union(EU) is one of Iran's biggest markets for oil.
2) The EU is a Political and economical union of 27 member states
 Choose the Right option
[A]Both 1 and 2 are correct
[B]Only 1 is Correct
[C]Only 2 is Correct
[D]Neither 1 nor 2 is correct


8. The Shompens are the tribal people of
[A]Lakshadweep
[B]Andaman
[C]Nicobar
[D]Pondichery


9. In which year the first telegraph line between Calcutta and Agra was opened?
[A]1851
[B]1852
[C]1853
[D]1854


10. Who among the following leaders was re-elected General Secretary of the CPI(M) for the third consecutive term at the party's 20th Congress, which took place at Kozhikode?
[A]Brinda Karat
[B]Prakash Karat
[C]Sitaram Yechury
[D]AB Bardhan


11. Which light sensitive compound is used in photography?
[A]Silver sulphide
[B]Silver bromide
[C]Silver oxide
[D]Silver chloride


12. 4th July, 1776 is important in world history because
[A]American Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence
[B]Battle of Haldighati started
[C]Sea route to India was discovered
[D]Battle of Plassey started


13. Name the fourth largest wireless operator in the country that has crossed the 77 million wireless mark by adding 2.1 mn new subscribers in August 2011.
[A]Reliance
[B]BSNL
[C]Bharti Airtel
[D]Tata Tele Services


14. Who became the first Indian wrestler to win gold at a senior world championship in Moscow?
[A]Sushil Kumar
[B]Rajiv Tomar
[C]Anil Mann
[D]Narsingh Pancham Yadav


15. India’s largest private sector conglomerate company has acquired a majority stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas shale. Name the conglomerate.
[A]ONGC
[B]Reliance
[C]NTPC
[D]SAIL


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