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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?

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?

3. Amadou Toumani Toure who was ousted from his position following a military coup was the president of-

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
[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
[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
[C]Kyber Pakhtunkhwa

11. Abd Rabbu Mansour was recently elected as the president of which of the following Arab nation?

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

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

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.
[B]AA Manavalan
[C]Sundara Ramasami
[D]Dhanushkodi Ramasamy