Wednesday, March 20, 2013

CURRENT AFFAIRS AUGUST 2012


1 How many medals India won in the recently concluded London Olympics 2012?
A) 5
B) 4
C) 6
D) 7

2 Which PSU has recently been awarded with “Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar” in 2012 in the “Community Sports Identification and Nurturing of Budding Young Talent” category?
A) NTPC
B) BHEL
C) SAIL
D) ONGC

3 Hamid Ansari has recently won the Vice Presidential election to be re-elected as Vice President of India. With this he became India’s ___ th Vice President?
A) 12th
B) 13th
C) 14th
D) 15th

4 Indian Post has chosen which IT company to help them transform their business and modernize their
entire financial system?
A) Wipro
B) HCL
C) Infosys
D) TCS

5 Who has won the Gold Medal in the Men’s 100m and 200m sprints in the London Olympics 2012?
A) Michael Frater
B) Usain Bolt
C) Yohan Blake
D) Nesta Carter

6 Which two countries have entered into news for disputed teritorries “Senkaku Islands” between them?
A) China and Philipines
B) South Korea and China
C) China and Japan
D) Japan and Russia

7 The union cabinet has fixed the reserve base price for the 5 MHz pan-India spectrum in the 1800 MHz band auction at?
A) Rs. 14000 crore
B) Rs. 24000 crore
C) Rs. 18000 crore
D) Rs. 7500 crore

8 Marikana Platinum mine which has recently faced labor unrest situated in which country?
A) South Africa
B) Kenya
C) Australia
D) China

9 Russia has recently joined WTO. It becomes the ___ member of WTO after inclusion?
A) 155th
B) 156th
C) 157th
D) 158th

10 Who has been awarded with the Dronacharya Awards for 2012 in the Kabaddi (Women) discipline?
A) Virender Poonia
B) Sunil Dabas
C) Yashvir Singh
D) J.S. Bhatia

1 Ans) 6
2 Ans) SAIL
3 Ans) 14th
4 Ans) Infosys
5 Ans) Usain Bolt
6 Ans) China and Japan
7 Ans) Rs. 14000 crore
8 Ans) South Africa
9 Ans) 156th
10 Ans) Sunil Dabas

11 Lance Armstrong, famous for his battle against Cancer won the most famous Cycling event Tour de France for how many time?
A) 5
B) 8
C) 7
D) 6

12 Who has been appointed as new Chief Economic Adviser of India?
A) Kaushik Basu
B) Subramanian Swamy
C) Montek singh Ahluwalia
D) Raghuram Rajan

13 In 2012, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award has been awarded to how many atheletes?
A) 3
B) 1
C) 2
D) 4

14 India secured which rank in the recently published Global Competitiveness Index report compiled by the World Economic Forum?
A) 51
B) 56
C) 59
D) 65

15 Who in the list has been awarded with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2012?
A) Yogeshwar Dutt
B) Sushil Kumar
C) Gagan Narang
D) Saina Nehwal

16 Who won Silver for India in the Men’s 25 m rapid fire pistol event in the London Olympics 2012?
A) Yogeshwar Dutt
B) Sushil Kumar
C) Gagan Narang
D) Vijay Kumar

17. B.I. Fernandez is the first foreign coach who has been awarded with the Dronacharya Awards for 2012. He is from which country?
A) USA
B) Mexico
C) Cuba
D) Canada

18 Microsoft has rebranded its iconic Hotmail to a new email. Name of the same?
A) hotmail.com
B) msnmail.com
C) Outlook.com
D) None of These

19 What is the name of India’s first own built Nuclear submarine which is ready for trial?
A) INS Virat
B) INS Vikrant
C) INS Arihant
D) INS Chakra

20 Which global bank has become in the news recently for violating US law while handling USD 250 million from Iran?
A) UBS
B) HSBC Bank
C) Standard Chartered Bank
D) Barclays Bank

11 Ans) 7
12 Ans) Raghuram Rajan
13 Ans) 2
14 Ans) 56
15 Ans) Yogeshwar Dutt
16 Ans) Vijay Kumar
17 Ans) Cuba
18 Ans) Outlook.com
19 Ans) INS Arihant
20 Ans) Standard Chartered Bank

21 World’s fastest sportsman Usian Bolt belongs to which country?
A) South Africa
B) USA
C) Kenya
D) Jamaica

22 In recently concluded London Olympics 2012, which sportsperson has become the Olympian with highest number of medals?
A) Michael Phelps
B) Mark Spitz
C) Usain Bolt
D) Larisa Latynina

23 In the recently concluded India’s Vice Presidential Election, Who was the NDA nominee for Vice President post?
A) Arun Jaitley
B) Sushma Swaraj
C) Jaswant Singh
D) Murli Manohar Joshi

24 When was the event “Women Boxing” included in the Olympic games in which India got a bronze medal this year?
A) 2004
B) 2012
C) 2008
D) 2000

25 Which Indian IT company has won a harassment suit filed by one of its US employeed Jack Palmer in USA?
A) Wipro
B) TCS
C) Infosys
D) Mahindra Satyam

26 Which Technology company has recently won Rs 2200 crore contract from UIDAI?
A) Mahindra Satyam
B) Wipro
C) HCL Infosystem
D) Infosys

27 Who has been appointed as new CEO of Barclays Bank?
A) Bob Diamond
B) Marcus Agius
C) David Walker
D) Antony Jenkins

28 Who was India’s flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony of London Olympics?
A) Mary Kom
B) Yogeshwar Dutt
C) Sushil Kumar
D) Saina Nehwal

29 Which country has recently ruled to sell all tobacco products in plain packaging effective from December this year?
A) Germany
B) Japan
C) Australia
D) UK

30 Who has replaced former Un Secretary General Kofi-Annan as the new Peace Convoy to Syria?
A) Ban Ki-moon
B) Lakhdar Brahimi
C) Nabil El Araby
D) None of These

Current Affairs August 2012 Quiz – 3 Answers
21 Ans) Jamaica
22 Ans) Michael Phelps
23 Ans) Jaswant Singh
24 Ans) 2012
25 Ans) Infosys
26 Ans) HCL Infosystem
27 Ans) Antony Jenkins
28 Ans) Mary Kom
29 Ans) Australia
30 Ans) Lakhdar Brahimi

31 The Supreme Court has ordered which Indian group to return more than Rs 17,400 crore to return to the investors as it fails to satisty the regulatory requirements?
A) Reliane
B) Sahara
C) Tata
D) SKS Microfinance

32 India’s physicist Ashoke Sen has recently won the first Fundamental Physics Prize started by billionaire Yuri Milner with Prize value of USD 3 Million. Yuri Milner is from?
A) UK
B) Germany
C) USA
D) Russia

33 Indian U-19 Cricket team defeated which country recently to win the U-19 World Cup?
A) England
B) South Africa
C) Pakistan
D) Australia

34 Who lead the India’s U-19 Cricket team in U-19 world cup and also scored a century in the final to secure the cup?
A) Baba Aparajith
B) Smit Patel
C) Akshdeep Nath
D) Unmukt Chand

35 Who won the Olympic Gold in the Men’s Tennis singles category in the recently concluded Lonon Olympics?
A) Roger Federer
B) Rafael Nadal
C) Andy Murray
D) Novak Djokovic

36 India’s has signed agreement with which country for the modernisation of the Indian Railways and make some of the major railway stations in the country of global standard?
A) France
B) Germany
C) Belgium
D) Sweden

37 Which country has recently ended Media censorship as a part of its political reforms?
A) Iran
B) China
C) Myanmar
D) North Korea

38 Keshub Mahindra has recently stepped down as the Chairman of which Indian Company?
A) Tech Mahindra
B) Mahindra & Mahindra
C) Hero Moto Corp
D) Kotak Mahindra Bank

39 US based Private equity giant Bain Capital Partners has announced to acquire 30% stake in which Indian BPO company?
A) Convergys
B) Ma Foi Outsourcing Solutions Limited
C) Genpact
D) Firstsource

40 Who has been appointed as the Election Commissioner of India in August 2012?
A) V S Sampath
B) S Y Quraishi
C) Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi
D) None of These

31 Ans) Sahara
32 Ans) Russia
33 Ans) Australia
34 Ans) Unmukt Chand
35 Ans) Andy Murray
36 Ans) Belgium
37 Ans) Myanmar
38 Ans) Mahindra & Mahindra
39 Ans) Genpact
40 Ans) Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi

41 India’s IIP growth for June stood at?
A) 2.8%
B) 2.2%
C) 1.8%
D) -1.8%

42. Moody’s Analytics has cut India’s FY2012-13 growth forecast to?
A) 6.25%
B) 5%
C) 5.5%
D) 6.5%

43. Mary Kon won Olympic bronze medal in the London Olymics in which category?
A) Women’s flyweight (61kg) category
B) Women’s flyweight (55kg) category
C) Women’s flyweight (51kg) category
D) None of These

44. Which famous sportsperson has become the new brand ambassador of BMW?
A) Virat Kohli
B) M S Dhoni
C) Saina Nehwal
D) Sachin Tendulkar

45. Recently during its policy review meet in August 2012, RBI has cut SLR by 100 bos to?
A) 23%
B) 24%
C) 8%
D) 4.5%

46. India’s Trade deficit for July stood at?
A) USD 12.5 billion
B) USD 18 billion
C) USD 15.5 billion
D) USD 25.5 billion

47. Who has been appointed as new Chairman of Barclays Bank?
A) Bob Diamond
B) Marcus Agius
C) David Walker
D) Antony Jenkins

48. Which country topped the medal tally with total 104 medals in the recently concluded London Olympics 2012?
A) China
B) UK
C) USA
D) Germany

49. Vilasrao Deshmukh passed away on 14th August, He was the Union Minister for?
A) Information Technology
B) Science and Technology and Earth Sciences
C) Rural Development and Environment
D) Power

50. Which Satyajit Ray film has been included in the list of 50 greatest film of all time based on the voting conducted by the British Film Institute recently?
A) Agantuk
B) Sakha Prashakha
C) Gupi Gayen Bagha Bayen
D) Pather Panchali

41 Ans) -1.8%
42 Ans) 5.5%
43 Ans) Women’s flyweight (51kg) category
44 Ans) Sachin Tendulkar
45 Ans) 23%
46 Ans) USD 15.5 billion
47 Ans) David Walker
48 Ans) USA
49 Ans) Science and Technology and Earth Sciences
50 Ans) Pather Panchali

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