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Sunday, July 15, 2012

GK Current Affairs for February 2012 | Current Affairs Quiz - 24

1. As per the Data on the core industries released on March 29,2012 eight core infrastructure industries registered a robust growth in output in February 2012. What was the growth recorded in February 2012?
[A]6.8%
[B]7.5%
[C]8.2%
[D]9%


2. Following RBI’s decision to hike Bank Rates, The Food Ministry increased the rate on loan provided to sugar factories from the Sugar Development Fund to what percent from the earlier 4% from 14 February 2012?
[A]7%
[B]7.5%
[C]8%
[D]8.8%


3. Amadou Toumani Toure who was ousted from his position following a military coup was the president of-
[A]Tunisia
[B]Azerbaijan
[C]Mali
[D]Maldives


4. Macky Sall became the new president of Senegal. Sall replaced ______to the top post?
[A]Abdoulaye Wade
[B]Naseer Abdullah
[C]Erich Sherry
[D]None of the above


5. The Largest (12.76 Carat) rough pink diamond ever found in Australia by a mine owned by Rio Tinto. What was the diamond named?
[A]Argyle Pink Jubilee
[B]Williamson Pink
[C]Aurora Butterflies of Peace
[D]Eureka Diamond


6. Which of the following films was chosen as the best film category in the Oscar Awards 2012?
[A]The Help
[B]The Artist
[C]The Tree of Life
[D]The Descendents


7. The White House on February 10, 2012 named India’s renowned economist as the recipient of the 2011 US National Humanities Medal. Who is s/he?
[A]Montek Singh Ahluwalia
[B]C Rangarajan
[C]Usha Thorat
[D]Amartya Sen


8. The sixty fifth annual British Academy Films Awards - BAFTA was held at the Royal Opera House in London on Feb 12 2012. Which film swept the award ceremony by winning a total of 6 awards?
[A]The Iron Lady
[B]The Artist
[C]Hugo
[D]We need to talk about Kevin


9. This British singer with Six Nominations won all six awards at 54th Annual Grammy award for the album 21, identify the singer.
[A]Bon Iver
[B]Lady Gaga
[C]Adele
[D]Whitney Huston


10. Pakistani archaeologists have identified a rare Indus Valley civilization era seal in steatite dating back to 2500-2000 BC from the Cholistan area of which of the following province in Pakistan?
[A]Punjab Province
[B]Balochistan
[C]Kyber Pakhtunkhwa
[D]FATA


11. Abd Rabbu Mansour was recently elected as the president of which of the following Arab nation?
[A]Oman
[B]Yemen
[C]Iran
[D]Iraq


12. Jalial Abbas Jilani who was expelled by India in 2003 is recently named as the foreign secretary of which of the following countries?
[A]Afghanistan
[B]Pakistan
[C]Saudi Arab
[D]Iran


13. Which of the following countries recently unveiled country’s first domestically produced enriched nuclear fuel?
[A]Pakistan
[B]Saudi Arab
[C]Iran
[D]Iraq


14. A former Kashmiri American Council (KAC) was sentenced a two year in prison in a District Court in Eastern District of Virginia. Name the person.
[A]Hafees Saeed
[B]Mushtaq Ahmed
[C]David Coleman
[D]Gulam Nabi Azad


15. Name the Tamil author who was announced the winner of the Saraswati Samman 2011 by KK Birla Foundation for his book Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalum.
[A]Jeyamohan
[B]AA Manavalan
[C]Sundara Ramasami
[D]Dhanushkodi Ramasamy


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