100 MCQ on Current Affair 2013 - CAPSULE 3

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100 MCQ on Current Affair 2013 - CAPSULE 3

  1. 1. CAPSULE - 3 100 MCQ ON CURRENT AFFAIR 2013 FOR IBPS, SSC, CSAT SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 301 India has successfully test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile capable of carrying a warhead of 300 kg. This missile system is jointly developed by India and 1) Russia 2) US 3) Israel 4) Germany 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 302 Who among the following has topped the Forbes’s world’s most powerful women of the year list released recently? 1) Dilma Rousseff 2) Angela Merkel 3) Milinda Gates 4) Mishelle Obama 5) Sonia Gandhi Ans.) 2 Ques. : 303 Examine the following facts in connection with India’s first inflationindexed bonds to be launched on 4 June and choose the correct option(s): 1) These bonds will not get any special tax treatment but will count towards the statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) requirements of banks. 2) The RBI is planning to issue Rs12,000 crore to Rs15,000 crore of these bonds in 2013-14 in line with a budget announcement. 3) These 10-year bonds will have a fixed coupon rate and their principal value will be linked to the Wholesale Price Index (WPI). 4) Only 2) and 3) 5) All 1), 2) and 3) Ans.) 5 Ques. : 304 Ben Bernanke is the chairman of which of the following institutions at present? 1) WTO 2) IMF 3) World Bank 4) Federal Reserve of US 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 305 On his Pakistan visit, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has been conferred the country’s highest civil award 1) Nishan-e-Pakistan 2) Nishan-e-Imtiaz 3) Sitara-e-Pakistan 4) Hilal-e-Pakistan 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 306 The cabinet of which of the following states has given its nod to a proposal with provisions that Class III or equivalent rank daily wage employees will retire at the age 60 and that of Class IV or equivalent rank at the age of 62 and will get National Pension benefits? 1) Uttar Pradesh 2) Uttarakhand 3) Madhya Pradesh 4) Himachal Pradesh 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 307 The chief minister of which of the following states has won the United Nation's Public Service Award for his Mass Contact Programme? In this programme, he directly engaged with people in the state to address their grievances. 1) Kerala 2) Bihar 3) Chhattisgarh 4) Rajasthan 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 308 Industry body COAI is associated with which of the following industries? 1) Automobiles 2) Textile 3) GSM Mobile Service 4) Computer Hardware
  2. 2. 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 309 Delhi’s Lokayukta Justice Manmohan Sarin has indicted CM Sheila Dikshit for allegedly misusing government funds for political gain ahead of assembly elections in 2008. He has also sought reimbursement of what amount either from her or from her party? 1) Rs 2 crore 2) Rs 7 crore 3) Rs 11 crore 4) Rs 22 crore 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 310 Expand the term IFCI as used in the financial world? 1) Industrial Forecasting Corporation of India 2) Industrial Finance Corporation of India 3) International Finance Corporation of India 4) Industrial Finance Corpus of India 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 311 Who among the following has been declared the winner of the fifth Man Booker International Prize? 1) Lydia Davis 2) UR Ananthamurthy 3) Intizar Husain 4) Yann Martel 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 312 What amount has been finalised as the Annual Plan for Madhya Pradesh for the current fiscal? 1) Rs 22,000 crore 2) Rs 23,500 crore 3) Rs 27,000 crore 4) Rs 35,500 crore 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 313 The novelist, short story writer, poet and critic Ravuri Bharadwaja has been selected for the prestigious Jnanpith award for the year 2012. He writes in which of the following languages? 1) Oriya 2) Hindi 3) Telugu 4) Urdu 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 314 A seasoned coach, S Subramaniam, passed away recently. He was associated with which of the following games? 1) Volleyball 2) Badminton 3) Squash 4) Basketball 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 315 The government has given green signal for the manufacturing and plying of a new category of vehicles called quadricycles. Which of the following is correct in this regard? 1) These new four-wheelers will have a max speed of 70 kmph and seating capacity of four. 2) These can be registered as commercial vehicles only. 3) The first product in this category in India is RE60 developed by Bajaj Auto. 4) All the above 5) Only 1) and 2) Ans.) 4 Ques. : 316 Name the empire form Pakistan who has been sacked by the ICC from the Champions Trophy for allegedly being involve in betting scandal related to IPL. 1) Shakeel Khan 2) Asad Rauf 3) Aleem Dar 4) Tariq Ata 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 317 Name the Indian-American who has become the first south Asian judge to America’s second highest court. 1) Bijoy Sahoo 2) Kumble Subbaswamy 3) Venkatesh Narayanamurti 4) Srikanth Srinivasan 5) None of these Ans.) 4 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in
  3. 3. Ques. : 318 Meg Whitman is the CEO of which of the following multinational IT companies? 1) Hewlett and Packard 2) Lenovo 3) IBM 4) Oracle 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 319 Several real-estate developers are planning to tap the ECB route to avail easy finance for providing affordable housing. What is the expanded form of ECB? 1) Extensive Commercial Borrowings 2) External Commercial Borrowings 3) Extra Commercial Borrowings 4) Excess Commercial Borrowings 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 320 Anand Shetty, who passed away recently, was an outstanding former international 1) sprinter 2) boxer 3) swimmer 4) archer 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 321 The name of Gurunath Meiyappan, who has been arrested by Mumbai crime branch for his alleged involvement in IPL betting scandal, is associated with the IPL franchise 1) Rajasthan Royals 2) Pune Warriors 3) Chennai Superkings 4) Mumbai Indians 5) None of these Ans.) 3 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 322 Who among the following is the Indian Premiere League (IPL) commissioner at present? 1) Rajiv Shukla 2) N Srinivasan 3) Lalit Modi 4) Arun Jaitley 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 323 Kankasanthurai harbour, which is being built with India’s assistance, is situated in which of the following countries? 1) Iran 2) Bangladesh 3) Sri Lanka 4) Maldives 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 324 What is the term used for a basic bank account opened with a commercial bank, generally offered to underprivileged people, which requires either nil minimum balance or very low minimum balance? Services available to such account are limited. 1) Students savings bank account 2) Salary account 3) Current account 4) No-frills account 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 325 The Union Minister Veerapa Moily has been presented with a "Global Citizen Award" by Bangkok University for his role in transforming which of the following cities as a global IT hub during his tenure as Karnataka Chief Minister? 1) Bangalore 2) Chennai 3) Hyderabad 4) Mangalore 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 326 The 'Nitaqat' law, which is being implemented in Saudi Arabia and is seen as a threat for a large number of Indians working there, makes it mandatory for local companies to hire one Saudi national for every _____migrant workers. 1) 2 2) 5 3) 10 4) 20 5) None of these Ans.) 3
  4. 4. Ques. : 327 Who among the following Indian women is/are included among the top 10 of the most powerful women of the world list compiled by Forbes magazine for 2013? 1) Sonia Gandhi 2) Sushma Swaraj 3) Chanda Kochhar 4) Mamta Banerjee 5) All the above Ans.) 1 Ques. : 328 The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal to grant the status of a classical language to which of the following languages? 1) Bengali 2) Oriya 3) Maithili 4) Malayalam 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 329 The 12th SAARCLAW Annual Conference and the 9th SAARC Chief Justices Conference were organised in which of the following places recently? 1) Thimphu 2) Kabul 3) Chennai 4) Dhaka 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 330 President Robert Mugabe has signed new the Constitution of the country into law recently clearing the path to crucial elections later this year. Name the country which Mugabe is ruling since its independence from Britain in 1980? 1) Zaire 2) Zimbabwe 3) Nigeria 4) Uganda 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 331 Mahendra Karma, the person who set up the Salwa Judum in Chhattisgarh, has been shot dead in a Maoist attack recently. What is Salwa Judum? 1) The highest council of tribes of Chhattisgarh 2) An annual gathering of tribes 3) An anti-Naxal tribal militia trained and armed by 4) A campaign to encourage tribal people to sendthe state their children to schools 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 332 The name of an American of Chinese descent, Yitang Zhang, was in news recently for which of the following reasons? 1) He has warned India not to believe Chinese administration 2) He has discovered a landmark theorem in the distribution of prime numbers 3) He has been caught spying for China 4) He is campaigning in support of democracy in China 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 333 African Union leaders met in Addis Ababa for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the bloc recently. AddisAbaba is the capital city of 1) Ethiopia 2) Cameroon 3) Nigeria 4) Chad 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 334 Which of the following automotive major has announced to recall over 22,000 cars from the market due to afaulty breaking system? 1) Renault 2) Ford 3) Nissan 4) General Motor 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 335 Who among the following has won the Monaco Grand Prix Formula One championship recently? 1) Lewis Hamilton 2) Sebastian Vettel 3) Mark Webber 4) Nico Rosberg 5) None of these Ans.) 4 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in
  5. 5. Ques. : 336 Mumbai Indians has won the sixth edition of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) recently for the first time. Which of the following franchise has won the IPL more than once? 1) Rajasthan Royals 2) Kolkata Knight Riders 3) Sunrisers Hyderabad 4) Chennai Super Kings 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 337 Who among the following has authored the recently published book titled ‘The Black Coat’? 1) Nilanjan Banerjee 2) Neamat Imam 3) Kishwar Desai 4) Nilima Bhat 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 338 The IPL style tennis tournament, Indian Premier Tennis League (IPTL), scheduled to start in late 2014 and to be played in six Asian cities sporting the biggest names of tennis, is founded by 1) Leander Paes 2) Mahesh Bhupati 3) Prakash Amritraj 4) Purav Raja 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 339 TM Soundararajan (TMS), who passed away recently, was a veteran 1) playback singer 2) musician 3) novelist 4) poet 5) None of these Ans.) 1 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 340 The centrally sponsored programme ICDS is aimed at ensuring proper growth and development of preschool children, women and adolescent girls in India. What is the expanded form of ICDS? 1) International Child Development Services 2) Integrated Child Development Services 3) International Child Development Scheme 4) Intensified Child Development Services 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 341 The investigation of the recent massacre in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh which claimed 27 lives, mainly Congress leaders, is handed over to 1) CBI 2) NIA 3) CID 4) Crime branch of Chhattisgarh police 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 342 Who among the following scored most runs in the recently concluded IPL-6 tournament? 1) Mike Hussey 2) Virat Kohli 3) Suresh Raina 4) Chris Gayle 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 343 Which of the following companies has discovered a huge reserve of natural gas in KG basin recently? 1) Jubilant 2) Hinduja 3) RIL 4) Essar 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 344 Name the bank which has announced to launch first-of-its-kind debitcum-credit card within a month. This card will perform the dual function of being both a credit and debit card. 1) Central Bank of India 2) State Bank of India 3) Bank of Baroda 4) Bank of India 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 345 To further curb gold imports, the RBI, in its monetary policy statement for 2013-14, has barred banks from which of the following?
  6. 6. 1) Granting advances for purchases of gold bullion 2) Granting advances for purchases of gold jewellery 3) Granting advances for purchases of gold coins 4) Granting advances for purchases of units of gold ETFs 5) All the above Ans.) 5 Ques. : 346 Which of the following films has won the best film award, The Palme D’Or, at the 66th Cannes Film Festival which concluded recently? 1) The Past 2) Blue is the Warmest Color 3) Like Father, Like Son 4) Heli 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 347 CNES is the space agency of which of the following countries? Its president Jean-Yves Le Gall visited ISRO’s headquarters at Bangalore recently. 1) Israel 2) Germany 3) Italy 4) France 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 348 Which of the following countries carry the distinction of being the first dialogue partner of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)? Formed in 2011, CELAC comprises all states of North and South America, barring US and Canada. 1) China 2) India 3) Japan 4) Germany 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 349 The government has implemented 66 of 72 recommendations made by Sachar Committee. This committee was appointed in 2005 to prepare a report on the latest social, economic and educational condition of the community of India. 1) Scheduled Cast 2) Scheduled Tribes 3) Muslim 4) Migrant 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 350 Rana Kapoor is the CEO of which of the following private sector banks? 1) Yes Bank 2) Kotak Mahindra 3) Saraswat Bank 4) IndusInd Bank 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 351 The 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay climb the Earth's highest mountain, was celebrated on May 29. Sherpa was a Nepalese while Edmund Hillary was a citizen of 1) New Zealand 2) Germany 3) France 4) UK 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 352 Which of the following countries has topped among the developed nations in the recently released Better Life Index compiled by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)? 1) UK 2) Australia 3) Germany 4) Japan 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 353 The 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup will be staged in 2019 in which of the following countries? 1) West Indies 2) Australia 3) England 4) New Zealand 5) None of these Ans.) 3 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in
  7. 7. Ques. : 354 Odisha has emerged as the champion in the men's event in the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior National Championship while ___________has emerged as the women’s event champion. 1) Madhya Pradesh 2) Jharkhand 3) Haryana 4) Chandigarh 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 355 Which of the following countries has recently announced to go ahead with deliveries of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria which will help it deter foreign intervention? 1) Iran 2) China 3) Russia 4) Pakistan 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 356 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is considering the inclusion of one of the eight removed sports from the list of 25 core sports in the 2020 Olympics. Which of the following is one of the removed sports? 1) Wrestling 2) Boxing 3) Basketball 4) Archery 5) None of these Ans.) 1 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 357 The name of India's Jamjang Deru is associated with which of the following games? He has bagged three medals (including two gold medals) in a recent championship in Doha? 1) Wrestling 2) Archery 3) Weightlifting 4) Squash 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 358 Which of the following internet companies has bought the micro-blogging platform Tumblr for USD 1.1 bn recently? 1) Google 2) Yahoo 3) Microsoft 4) Apple 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 359 The European Patent Office, announcing the winners of the European Inventor Award 2013, has honoured Indiaborn Ajay Bhatt-led team at US tech-giant Intel. This team is had developed which of the following path-breaking technologies? 1) Blue ray disc 2 2) Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3) Octa-core processors 4) Near field communication (NFC) 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 360 Which of the following countries has recently ordered the extradition of Ravi Shankaran, one of the main accused in the Naval war room leak case, to India? 1) UK 2) Germany 3) France 4) US 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 361 Indian filmmakers are vying for access in China’s growing market for cinema which is largely dominated by Hollywood films. China allows only ______foreign movies every year to be release there. 1) 34 2) 50 3) 64 4) 80 5) None of these Ans.) 1
  8. 8. Ques. : 362 Which of the following mobile handset makers has come up with its highend model named ‘Mega’ recently? 1) Nokia 2) HTC 3) Samsung 4) LG 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 363 The chairman of which of the following network marketing firms in India was arrested under Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act recently? 1) RCM Business 2) Hindustan Unilever Network 3) Amway 4) Modicare 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 364 The multi-purpose Kishau dam, which will generate 660 MW of electricity, besides providing irrigation facility, will come up on which of the following rivers? 1) Tons 2) Manjira 3) Godavari 4) Penna 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 365 Vijay Bahuguna is the chief minister of which of the following Indian states at present? 1) Chhattisgarh 2) Uttarakhand 3) Himachal Pradesh 4) Assam 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 366 The rising Indian tennis star Somdev Devvarman was defeated in the second round of French Open tennis tournament by who among the following recently? 1) Roger Federer 2) Rafael Nadal 3) Novak Djokovic 4) David Ferrer 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 367 The target set by the Planning Commission for power generation in 12th plan is 1) 66,000 MW 2) 72,000 MW 3) 88,000 MW 4) 92,000 MW 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 368 India is all set to activate the atomic reactor on board which of the following indigenous nuclear submarines soon? 1) INS Chakra 2) INS Shishumar 3) INS Shindhughosh 4) INS Arihant 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 369 Which of the following IT majors has bagged a six year contract worth Rs 1,100 crore for end-to-end IT modernisation programme from the Department of Post (DoP)? 1) Infosys 2) Wipro 3) HCL 4) TCS 5) None of these Ans.) 4 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 370 As CTBT stands for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, FMCT stands for 1) Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty 2) Futuristic Material Cut-off Treaty 3) Formidable Material Cut-off Treaty 4) Forbidden Material Cut-off Treaty 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 371 India is home to the second largest population of people with HIV or AIDS in the world. Which of the following countries has the largest population with HIV or AIDS? 1) US 2) South Africa 3) Brazil 4) Indonesia 5) None of these Ans.) 2
  9. 9. Ques. : 372 Rituparno Ghosh, who died recently, was a versatile 1) Film maker 2) Lyrist 3) Musician 4) Actor 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 373 Atul Rai has recently resigned as the Managing Director and CEO of which of the following organisations? 1) IFCI 2) SIDBI 3) Unit Trust 4) LIC 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 374 The UNESCO has designated which of the following places in India as a world biosphere reserve under its ‘Man and the Biosphere Programme’? 1) Andaman Islands 2) Nicobar Islands 3) Lakshadweep 4) Sri Rangam 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 375 The Asian Athletic Championship is set to be organised at which of the following places in India? 1) Chennai 2) New Delhi 3) Pune 4) Mumbai 5) None of these Ans.) 3 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 376 Which of the following ecommerce majors shut down its digital music store named ‘Flyte’ recently? 1) Jabong 2) Amazon 3) Flipkart 4) Myntra 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 377 India has signed a much awaited extradition treaty with which of the following countries recently? It took 20 years to negotiate the treaty. 1) Japan 2) Singapore 3) UK 4) Thailand 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 378 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has earmarked which of the following days as 'World No Tobacco Day'? 1) May 31 2) May 30 3) May 29 4) May 28 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 379 Recently, a letter written by Rudyard Kipling was put for auction in which he had admitted of plagiarism. Which of the following books was written by him? 1) The Lost World 2) The Jungle Book 3) Treasure Island 4) A Tale of Two Cities 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 380 The ambitious project to develop a 3,200-km highway linking India with Thailand in under consideration. This highway will link India with Thailand through 1) China 2) Myanmar 3) Bhutan 4) Bangladesh 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 381 Who among the following has been appointed DRDO chairman and Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister of India recently? 1) S Sundaresh 2) K Tamilmani 3) Avinash Chander 4) A Sivathanu Pillai 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 382 Yingluck Shinawatra is the current Prime Minister of which of the following countries? 1) Singapore 2) Thailand 3) Bhutan 4) Myanmar 5) None of these Ans.) 2
  10. 10. Ques. : 383 As the government has rolled out its ambitious direct benefit transfer programme for cooking gas from June 1, LPG consumers in 18 districts now get ______in their bank accounts as they book an LPG cylinder. 1) Rs 435 2) Rs 535 3) Rs 735 4) Rs 935 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 384 The Planning Commission has approved the annual Plan outlay for Delhi for the year 2013-14 of 1) Rs 14,524 crore 2) Rs 16,626 crore 3) Rs 18,700 crore 4) Rs 20,626 crore 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 385 As per the data released by Central Statistical Organisation (CSO), the Indian economy grew at its slowest pace in a decade in 2012-13. What has been its rate of growth during 2012-13? 1) 4.7 per cent 2) 5 per cent 3) 6.2 per cent 4) 7 per cent 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 386 As part of modernization, 75 Pilatus PC-7 MK-II basic trainer aircrafts has been inducted in the Indian Air Force recently. These aircrafts have been procured from which of the following countries? 1) France 2) Italy 3) Israel 4) Switzerland 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 387 The Vienna headquartered OPEC supplies about 35 per cent of the global oil supplies. Expanded the term OPEC. 1) Organisation of Petroleum Exploring Countries 2) Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries 3) Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Companies 4) Organisation of Petroleum Exploring Companies 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 388 Name the boy/girl who has won the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee contest in US. 1) Arvind Mahankali 2) Vismaya Kharkar 3) Pranav Sivakumar 4) Vanya Shivashankar 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 389 The proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Maharashtra, which will be a European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) with six units (each of 1,650 MW capacity), is to be set up with the help of 1) France 2) Germany 3) Russia 4) US 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 390 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has allowed the Sterlite Industries Limited to commence operation of its copper plant in Tamil Nadu recently. Who among the following is the chairman of the NGT at present? 1) SB Sinha 2) Swatanter Kumar 3) Syed Nazim Husain Zaidi 4) VS Sirpukar 5) None of these Ans.) 2 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 391 The apex court of which of the following countries has ruled the parliament of the country as unconstitutional recently? 1) Egypt 2) Syria 3) Iran 4) Pakistan 5) None of these Ans.) 1
  11. 11. Ques. : 392 Which of the following Indian cities will host the 4th edition of World Cup Kabaddi? 1) New Delhi 2) Chandigarh 3) Lucknow 4) Gurgaon 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 393 India is all set to become the sixth nation after the US, Russia, Japan, China and Europe to launch a mission to which of the following planets? 1) Jupiter 2) Mercury 3) Mars 4) Venus 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 394 Which of the following countries has signed an agreement with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to provide approximately USD 2.5 million for a programme to improve working conditions in export-oriented industries in Bangladesh? 1) US 2) Norway 3) Japan 4) China 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 395 In a major top management reshuffle, software major Infosys has appointed who among the following as the new executive chairman of its Board for 5 years? 1) Rohan Murthy 2) NR Narayana Murthy 3) Nandan Nilekani 4) Kris Gopalakrishnan 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 396 The World Environment Day is observed on which of the following dates? 1) Jun 1 2) Jun 3 3) Jun 5 4) Jun 7 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 397 Vina Mazumdar, who died recently, was a 1) noted historian 2) feminist and pioneer in womens studies in India 3) renowned anthropologist 4) pioneer of adult education 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 398 The United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) has recently designated the Great Nicobar Islands as biosphere reserve. It is now ____Indian reserve in UNESCO world network. 1) Third 2) Fifth 3) Seventh 4) Ninth 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 399 The IFSC is an alphanumeric code that uniquely identifies a bankbranch. Expand the term IFSC. 1) Indian Forward System Code 2) Indian Facilitation System Code 3) Indian Fundamental System Code 4) Indian Financial System Code 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 400 Which of the following countries has pledged to invest USD 1-bn for strengthening social systems and security in the conflict-stricken Sahel region in Africa? 1) US 2) China 3) India 4) Japan 5) None of these Ans.) 4 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in

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