Monday, April 2, 2012

Current GK for all Exams (General Knowledge Quiz - 136)

1. Recently V.K.Singh, Army General of India, revealed that the bribe was offered to him for truck deal from the company Vectra. Who is the head of this company?
[A]Ravi Kashyap
[B]Ravi Rishi
[C]Ravi Raaj
[D]Tejinder Singh

2. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) data for 150 countries over 40 years showed which two countries as the only two countries in the world where female infant mortality is higher than male infant mortality in the 2000s?
[A]Venezuela and Combodia
[B]Nigeria and Ghana
[C]China and India
[D]Indonesia and China

3. Kamla Persad Bissessar visited India from 5 January 2012 to 14 January 2012. Consider the following statements on her.
(i) She is the seventh Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
(ii)She is the country's first female Prime Minister
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
[A]Both (i) and (ii) are correct
[B]Only (i) is correct
[C]Only (ii) is correct
[D]Neither I nor II is correct

4. What is SHADE which was in news in January 2012?
[A]A new pact among the naval forces of India, Japan and Chinaand
[B]A new pact among the armed forces of India, Japan and China
[C]A new pact among the naval forces of India, Japan and Russia
[D]A new pact among the armed forces of India, Japan and Russia

5. The Union Cabinet of India on 24 January 2012 renamed the Mana Airport at Raipur as the ___ Airport, Raipur.
[A]Swami Vivekananda
[B]Ramakrishna Paramhamsa
[C]Mahatma Gandhi
[D]Jawaharlal Nehru

6. Which noted film critic who reviewed films for the Times of India died of cancer on 20 January 2012?
[A]Nikhat Kazmi
[B]Raja Sen
[C]Subhash K. Jha
[D]Pauline Kael

7. The Planning Commission of India on 18 January 2012 approved the Rudrasagar development scheme which is related to which of the following states of India?
[C]Uttar Pradesh

8. Pavan K. Verma's new book set in contemporary India and in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, was launched in the New Delhi by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, the Queen Mother of Bhutan in January 2012. Which is the book in reference here?
[A]When Loss is Gain
[B]Ghalib: The Man
[C]The Great Indian Middle Class
[D]The Times

9. Which of the following statements regarding Homai Vyarawalla, who passed away on January 15,2012, is/are correct?
A. She was India's first woman photo-journalist and was the only professional woman photo journalism between 1939 and 1970.
B. She was commonly known by her pseudonym Dalda 13.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
[A]Only A
[B]Both A and B
[C]Only B
[D]Neither A nor B

10. Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on 11 January 2012 launched the signature tune of the Indian Customs Pragati ki Dhadkan in New Delhi. Who is the composer?
[A]Jatin Lalit
[B]A. R. Rahman
[C]Aadesh Shrivastava

11. Who among the following diplomats was conferred with the first S K Singh Award for excellence in the Indian Foreign Service on 6 January 2012?
[A]Ashwin Shastri
[B]Ranjan Mathai
[C]Shivshankar Menon
[D]D Bala Venkatesh Verma

12. A judicial commission set up by Pakistan's Supreme Court to investigate the memo scandal in January 2012 summoned ISI Chief Lt. Gen. and the former envoy to the U.S., Husain Haqqani, to appear before it. Who is the ISI Chief?
[A]Shiekh Walid
[B]Mohammad Noor
[C]Ahmed Shuja Pashaand
[D]Suleiman Pahwa

13. Which country joined the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on a two year term as a non-permanent member on January 1, 2012?

14. World renowned military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama said in January 2012 that he would lift emergency laws in place since a 2009 political crisis and begin discussions on a new constitution. Which country is in reference here?

15. U.S.President Barack recently signed into law a massive defence spending bill that also seeks to suspend a big chunk of $1.1 billion military aid to Pakistan. How much is the total spending?
[A]$662 billionand
[B]$1000 billion
[C]$525 billion
[D]$1250 billion

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