Current Affairs- Quiz

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Current Affairs- Quiz:

Current Affairs- Quiz

Who is crowned Miss India World 2012?:

Who is crowned Miss India World 2012? Vanya Mishra

Name the cricket personality called ‘The Wall’ who retired from International cricket recently.:

Name the cricket personality called ‘The Wall’ who retired from International cricket recently. Rahul Dravid

Which country has India agreed ‘in-principle’ to the participation in hydro power-projects in the North-East?:

Which country has India agreed ‘in-principle’ to the participation in hydro power-projects in the North-East? Bangladesh

 Name the Tech-savvy state which set a record by winning the National Tourism Award for its website for 5th time in last 10 years.:

Name the Tech-savvy state which set a record by winning the National Tourism Award for its website for 5th time in last 10 years. Kerala

Which Malayalam language daily has tied up with Yahoo India to deliver premium digital content in Malayalam?:

Which Malayalam language daily has tied up with Yahoo India to deliver premium digital content in Malayalam? Malayala Manorama

Name the Delhi-based group which has been nominated in the best international brand/group award at the British Reggae Industry Awards.:

Name the Delhi-based group which has been nominated in the best international brand/group award at the British Reggae Industry Awards. Reggar Rajahs

Which movie of Indian filmmaker Mani Ratnam is now part of the permanent collection at the Austrian Film Museum?:

Which movie of Indian filmmaker Mani Ratnam is now part of the permanent collection at the Austrian Film Museum? Raavanan

Who has been awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize considered as Nobel prize in Architecture?:

Who has been awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize considered as Nobel prize in Architecture? Wang Shu

Which railway station became the first railway network to offer BluFi, a combination of Bluetooth and WiFi to provide information to passengers?:

Which railway station became the first railway network to offer BluFi , a combination of Bluetooth and WiFi to provide information to passengers? Bangalore City Railway Station

Which state bagged the second best national award in the Comprehensive Development Of Tourism category?:

Which state bagged the second best national award in the Comprehensive Development Of Tourism category? Rajasthan

Name the Kerala-based UAE business magnate who was awarded with Interfaith Harmony Award at Kuala Lumpur.:

Name the Kerala-based UAE business magnate who was awarded with Interfaith Harmony Award at Kuala Lumpur. M.A.Yusuf Ali

Name the men’s mixed doubles winner of the ATP Dubai Open 2012.:

Name the men’s mixed doubles winner of the ATP Dubai Open 2012. Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna

When was the World’s oldest post office opened as it celebrates its 300th anniversary?:

When was the World’s oldest post office opened as it celebrates its 300th anniversary? 1712 in Sanquhar , London

Name the Indian American filmmaker who won the ’2012 Rising Star Award’ for his feature film ’9 Eleven’ at the Canada International Film Festival.:

Name the Indian American filmmaker who won the ’2012 Rising Star Award’ for his feature film ’9 Eleven’ at the Canada International Film Festival. Manan Singh Katohora

Who won the women’s Kabaddi World Cup championship?:

Who won the women’s Kabaddi World Cup championship? India

Who is expected to visit India with export of gas and investment on agenda?:

Who is expected to visit India with export of gas and investment on agenda? Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani

Who has been elected as Russian President?:

Who has been elected as Russian President? Vladimir Putin

Name the West Indian cricketer who died in a car accident recently.:

Name the West Indian cricketer who died in a car accident recently. Runako Morton aged 33

Name India’s first 3D dance film.:

Name India’s first 3D dance film. ABCD (Any Body Can Dance)

Which 4 financial institutions have agreed to form country’s first $2 billion (about Rs.10,000 crore) Infrastructure Development Fund to finance infrastructure projects in India?:

Which 4 financial institutions have agreed to form country’s first $2 billion (about Rs.10,000 crore ) Infrastructure Development Fund to finance infrastructure projects in India? Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank, LIC and Citi Financial

Who has been appointed as MD of Hyundai Motor India Ltd.?:

Who has been appointed as MD of Hyundai Motor India Ltd.? Bo Shin Seo

Which Chinese Electric company has started office in India?:

Which Chinese Electric company has started office in India? Shangai Electric

 Which university conferred honoris causa(as honorary academic degree) during its 12th convocation to the finance minister Pranab Mukherjee?:

Which university conferred honoris causa (as honorary academic degree) during its 12th convocation to the finance minister Pranab Mukherjee? Assam University

Which India’s leading commodity exchange would be listed on the BSE making it India’s first exchange to be listed?:

Which India’s leading commodity exchange would be listed on the BSE making it India’s first exchange to be listed? Multi Commodity Exchange

Which western India university will start the Institute of International Studies?:

Which western India university will start the Institute of International Studies? M S University

HSBC will sell its general insurance for US $914 million to which 2 companies?:

HSBC will sell its general insurance for US $914 million to which 2 companies? AXA Group and QBE Insurance Group

Against which team India will play one-off Twenty20 International cricket on March 30th 2012 to commemorate the 150 years of settlement of Indians in that country?:

Against which team India will play one-off Twenty20 International cricket on March 30th 2012 to commemorate the 150 years of settlement of Indians in that country? South Africa

Who retained his title of being the world’s richest Indian in Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s richest people?:

Who retained his title of being the world’s richest Indian in Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s richest people? Mukesh Ambani

Name the music director – king of soft melodies who passed away recently.:

Name the music director – king of soft melodies who passed away recently. Ravi Shankar Sharma

Who has been appointed as head coach of the Pakistan cricket team?:

Who has been appointed as head coach of the Pakistan cricket team? Dav Whatmore

Name the bank that has entered into a partnership with Remit2home to offer Sri Lankans to transfer money back home.:

Name the bank that has entered into a partnership with Remit2home to offer Sri Lankans to transfer money back home. Nations Trust Bank

Where is Kerala a film city is to be built?:

Where is Kerala a film city is to be built? Varikkassery Mana at Ottapalam

Who will be appointed as CEO of L&T?:

Who will be appointed as CEO of L&T? K Venkataraman

Name the chocolate boy of Hindi cinema during 1960′s who passed away recently.:

Name the chocolate boy of Hindi cinema during 1960′s who passed away recently. Joy Mukherjee

Who is appointed as ISI chief of Pakistan Government?:

Who is appointed as ISI chief of Pakistan Government? Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam

Which Indian NGO has been chosen for America’s first Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, for training and organising wastepickers and eliminating child labour from recycling?:

Which Indian NGO has been chosen for America’s first Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, for training and organising wastepickers and eliminating child labour from recycling? Chintan

What is the reduced CRR of scheduled banks as revised by RBI at 75 basis points?:

What is the reduced CRR of scheduled banks as revised by RBI at 75 basis points? 4.75%

Where was the International Financial Hub inaugurated in India recently?:

Where was the International Financial Hub inaugurated in India recently? New Town, Kolkata

What is the extended number of days for advance reservation of Indian railway tickets?:

What is the extended number of days for advance reservation of Indian railway tickets? 120

Which state has recorded an increase in foodgrains production that touched 50.22 lakh tonnes during Kharif 2011 season?:

Which state has recorded an increase in foodgrains production that touched 50.22 lakh tonnes during Kharif 2011 season? Haryana

Name the ambulance launched for farmers in Andhra Pradesh by Srihari Kotela, a Charterted Accountant.:

Name the ambulance launched for farmers in Andhra Pradesh by Srihari Kotela , a Charterted Accountant. Rythu Ratham ( Tollfree – 18002666208)

Which non-banking finance arm of Tata Sons have decided to ramp up its travel business and focus on the retail segment?:

Which non-banking finance arm of Tata Sons have decided to ramp up its travel business and focus on the retail segment? Tata Capital

Which financial service will Nokia close in India?:

Which financial service will Nokia close in India? Nokia Money

Which rank does India hold as per U5MR rates by UNICEF?:

Which rank does India hold as per U5MR rates by UNICEF? 46th rank

Who will take over the rein of Deutsche Bank CEO at the end of May 2012?:

Who will take over the rein of Deutsche Bank CEO at the end of May 2012? Anshu Jain

Who was sworn in as Uttarkhand’s Chief Minister?:

Who was sworn in as Uttarkhand’s Chief Minister? Vijay Bahuguna

Name the Indian railway minister who will present Railway Budget 2012-13.:

Name the Indian railway minister who will present Railway Budget 2012-13. Dinesh Trivedi

Who has been appointed as Director General of Police for Punjab?:

Who has been appointed as Director General of Police for Punjab? Sumedh Singh Saini

Who and at what age became 5th time Chief Minister of Punjab?:

Who and at what age became 5th time Chief Minister of Punjab? Parkash Singh Badal

Where was FICCI FRAMES 2012 – Asia’s largest global convention on film media and entertainment inaugurated?:

Where was FICCI FRAMES 2012 – Asia’s largest global convention on film media and entertainment inaugurated? Kolhapur, Maharashtra

Who is sworn as youngest Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh?:

Who is sworn as youngest Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh? Akhilesh Yadav at the age of 38 years.

Who is sworn as youngest Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh?:

Who is sworn as youngest Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh? Akhilesh Yadav at the age of 38 years.

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