Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Current Affairs June 2012


1. Who took over as Vice-Chief of Indian Air Force?
Air Marshal D.C. Kumaria

2. Who took charge of command of the Western Air Command (WAC)?
Air Marshal Arup Raha

3. Name the Indian American girl who won the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee crown.
Snigdha Nandipati

4. Name the spacecraft which returned to earth to end historic trip.
SpaceX Dragon

5. Global rating agency Fitch downgraded which banks credit rating outlook to negative from stable?
Indian Bank

6. Which 2 countries signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement to promote economic cooperation and joint investment to boost bilateral trade?
India and Bahrain

7. Name the Taiwanese bank which is set to open its 2nd branch in India at Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.
Chinatrust Commercial Bank

8. To save which ailing company, proposal is being made by 2 oil sector PSU’s IOC and MRPL to
take charge of running it?
Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. (HPL)

9. Name the Sikh leader from BJP, who won his 2nd term as MLA from Dasuya in Punjab assembly
elections and died recently.
Amarjit Singh Sahi

10. Which country celebrated Queen’s 60 year reign recently?
United Kingdom

11. Irish voters recently backed which pact by large majority by exhibiting final memorandum
results?
European Union fiscal pact

12. Who won the 73rd PGA Tour Title 2012?
Tiger Woods

13. Who won the Catalunya MotoGP 2012?
Jorge Lorenzo

14. Who won the Copenhagen International sand sculpture championship 2012 held in Denmark?
Sudarsan Patnaik for “Save the Ocean” sand sculpture of 20-feet high

15. Name the Australia’s largest beef producer.
Australia Agriculture Co. (AAco)

16. Name the Indian cricketer who took oath as Rajya Sabha MP.
Sachin Tendulkar

17. Which electronic giant’s stock dipped below 1,000 yen for first time since 1980?
Sony

18. Name the oldest American men’s clothier chain Reliance inked pact with to hold 49% stake in
it.
Brooks Brothers

19. Which Asian stock market hit 28-year low on 4th June 2012?
Tokyo

20. Name the Pakistan Interior Minister who was suspended for dual nationality.
Rehman Malik

21. Who won the 21st Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament 2012?
New Zealand

22. Which medal did India bag at the 21st Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament 2012?
Bronze

23. What is the importance of June 5th?
World Environment Day

24. Which shrubs are turning into trees as Arctic region warms?
Tundra shrubs

25. Music Academy in Chennai has been granted the status of research centre by which
Karnataka-based University?
Tumkur University

26. For which summit Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Beijing, China?
Regional Security summit

27. Where did the Boeing Phanton Eye drone made its ground?
Edwards Air Force Base

28. Which scam-hit bank’s license was cancelled by Reserve Bank of India recently?
Madhavpura Mercantile Cooperative Bank (MMCB)

29. Who is named as Navy chief as Admiral Nirmal Verma retires on August 31st 2012?
D.K.Joshi

30. Which country has approved world’s first ‘healthy cola’ for being beneficial to health?
Japan

31. Which country marked 23rd anniversary of the military crackdown in Tiananmen Square?
China

32. Which cricketer was recalled by West Indies Cricket Board into One-day squad after 14 month
long stand-off?
Chris Gayle

33. Name the psychiatrist and balloonist who took off on the world’s first intercontinental flight in
solar-powered plane.
Bertrand Piccard

34. Name the India’s London bound discus thrower who bagged silver medal at the Post Pre Elite
Women’s event at Portland, US.
Krishna Poonia

35. Who was named captain of 18-member Indian hockey team for the 6th Junior Women’s Asia
Cup to be held in Thailand from June 27th 2012?
Mid-fielder, Ritu Rani

36. Which planet crossed the sun on 5th June 2012 making one complete orbiter rotation?
Venus

37. Name the Wisconsin governor in USA who survived recall.
Scott Walker

38. How many gold did India win on 1st day of Commonwealth Weightlifting?
11 gold

39. Name the author of ‘The Twilight Zone’ who passed away recently.
Ray Bradbury

40. Where in India talking ATM is launched by Union Bank of India?
Ahmedabad

41. Name the boxer who ended his 19 year boxing career which earned him 5 world titles and 3
weight classes.
Shane Mosley

42. Which 2 cricketer of India’s World Cup winning squad were conferred with Eklavya award by
Gujarat Government recently?
Yusuf Pathan and Munaf Patel

43. Who has been appointed as Chief Election Commissioner to take over S.Y.Quraishi from June
10th 2012?
V.S.Sampath

44. International Olympic Committee has announced to live stream free London Olympic Games
on which medium to fans in 64 territories across Asia and Africa including India?
Youtube

45. Which state’s rice exporters demand abolition of cess on paddy?
Punjab

46.How many positive list services will be taxed from July 1st 2012?
119

47. Name the company which has developed a vaccine for dengue.
Paris-based Sanofi

48. What value is the allocated by Planning Commission for sanitation in the 12th Five Year Plan?
36,000 crore

49. Who won the South African Cricketer, Test Cricketer and CSA Fan’s Cricketer of the Year
award?
Vernon Philander

50. Name the writer who has been felicitated with an Assamese Japi.
Chetan Bhagat

51. What value of investment proposal did Karnataka get across 14 sectors on the 1st day of 2nd
Global Investors Meet (GIM 2012)?
Rs.5 trillion (Rs.5 lakh crore)

52. What rate of interest did European Central Bank retain?
1%

53. Based on which film has Titan’s children watch brand ZOOP launched new watch collection?
Madagascar 3 : Europe’s Most Wanted

54. Who won the mixed doubles title at the French Open 2012?
Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza

55. Which section of Income Tax Act lets Assesses minor children eligible for separate tax
exemption?
Section 54 EC

56. Who is named as CEO of Samsung?
Kwon Oh-hyun

57. Which social bookmarking site unveiled new logo, 6 years since its launch?
Twitter

58. What value of compensation has Nasdaq offered for clients who were hit by technical
problems that arose during the Facebook IPO on May 18th 2012?
$40 million

59. Which Asian country’s central bank cut its interest rates by 25 basis points, being its first cut
since the 2008-09 financial crisis?
China

60. Who is named as Event Ambassador for 2012 World Twenty20?
Malinga

61. Name the 250 MW unit thermal power project commissioned by BHEL recently.
Harduaganj thermal power project in Uttar Pradesh

62. Name the Lebanese journalist who headed Arab’s newspaper An-Nahar and died recently.
Ghassan Tueni

63. Name the football tournament kick started at Warsaw on 8th June 2012.
UEFA Euro 2012

64. What value of money will be pumped in the market on June 12th 2012 by buying Government
securities to ease the liquidity situation by RBI?
12,000 crore

65. Quote the reason why RBI recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Central
Bank of Bahrain?
To promote greater co-operation and sharing of supervisory information between the 2 regulators

67. Which Indian company’s Rs.1,000 IPO in 1977 is now worth Rs.7.7lakh?
Reliance Industries Limited

68. What value of capital infusion was made in Regional Rural Bank’s to improve their capital
adequacy and lending capacity to the agriculture sector?
Rs.632 crore

69. Expand FLCC (Hint: Credit).
Financial Literacy and Credit Counselling

70. Expand FLC (Hint: Literacy).
Financial Literacy Centres

71. What is the jobless rate in Greece as of March 2012?
21.9%

72. What material is used by Israeli scientists to develop strong plastic to replace steel and other
materials used in pipelines and machinery?
Polypropylene

73. Which 2 models of smartphones launched by Motorola are water-resistant, scratchresistant
and dust-proof?
Motorola DEFY XT and DEFY MINI

74. Name the south Indian filmmaker-editor who passed away recently.
K.S.R.Doss

75. Where in the world forced marriage is set to become crime?
Britain

76. Which 2 disease has been identified as top killers around the world by UNICEF?
Pneumonia and Diarrhea

77. Who was sworn in as cabinet minister in the Vijay Bahuguna Government in Uttarakhand?
Harak Singh Rawat

78. Who won the Dutch MotoGP?
Casey Stoner

79. Who became the 10th woman in tennis history to win all 4 Grand Slam titles after defeating
Italy’s Sara Errani in the French Open 2012?
Maria Sharapova

80. From which country India is set to buy 8 warships?
South Korea

81. Which country is set to launch manned spacecraft in June 2012?
China

82. To which Eurogroup the Eurozone finance ministers were willing to respond favourably to the need of 100 billion euros to a bailout request from its troubled banks?
Spain

83. How many medals did India bag at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships?
45 medals, including 29 gold

84. Where in Chennai first phase of 50 acre ‘Logistics Park’, a facility comprising warehouses and commercial complex has been completed by Shri Kailash Logistics Ltd.?
Oragadam

85. Who won the Thailand Open 2012?
Saina Nehwal

86. Who won the Canadian Grand Prix 2012?
Lewis Hamilton

87. What value of bailout did Spain receive recently from European finance ministers?
$125 billion

88. Which housing arm of India launched its first low-cost housing project targeting 366 Tier-II and Tier-III cities and costing between Rs.5.5 lakh and Rs.12 lakh?
Sahara Infrastructure and Housing

89. Name the Ex-industry secretary who is to be appointed as NHAI chief.
R.P.Singh

90. Name the Indian actor who is set to make hollywood debut with ‘The Lord of the Rings’ producer Barrie Osborne.
Kamal Haasan

91. Who won the French Open 2012 men’s title?
Rafael Nadal

92. Who was presented with Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award?
Sachin Tendulkar for completing a century of 100 international hundreds

93. Who will lead Indian hockey team in Olympics 2012?
Bharat Chetri

94. Which university signed MoU with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to establish a Hindi Chair in South China?
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS)

95. Where have scientists discovered the largest ever under-ice bloom of phytoplankton?
Under the Arctic ice

96. USA exempted India from which country’s sanctions?
Iran

97. Name the 5-day film festival that is to be organised by Entertainment Society of Goa in collaboration with Directorate of Film Festivals and National Film Archive of India.
Cinema Out of the Box

98. Name the Operating system and mobile Operating system version that Apple announced at the 23rd annual developers conference WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference).
Mountain Lion and iOS6

99. Which Qatar-based bank is expected to start India operations?
Doha Bank

100. Which search engine has signed a deal with Encyclopedia Britannica to bring richer content to its search results?
Microsoft search engine Bing

101. Who is appointed as Brand Ambassador of TVS Motor?
Anushka Sharma

102. Which company exported 100 ‘Falcon’ buses to Ghana?
Ashok Leyland

103. Name the SVB Financial Group’s banking unit which is set to open its first international branch in London.
Silicon Valley Bank

104. Which Indian company is set to enter dairy business from 2013?
Sahara India

105. Where does inflation stand as of May 2012?
7.55%

106. In which movie actor Sridevi is set to make a comeback?
English Vinglish

107. Which state Government recently awarded Indian hockey team for qualifying to London Olympics 2012?
Haryana

108. Which states will ‘Gandhi Peace Bus’ tour, to conclude at Mangalore in July 2012?
Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka

109. What is the importance of June 14th?
World Blood Donor Day

110. In which year Government of Orissa declared filmmaking as an industry?
1974

111.Which traditional sport of Sikkim is set to get an academy?
Archery

112. Name the first Northeast state to have IIIT (Indian Institute of Information Technology).
Tripura

113. Which global financial services firm has termed Indian economy is facing stagflation?
Moody’s

114. Name the Tagore literary awardees for the different genres of novels, poetry, short stories
and drama between 2007-2009.
Sheel Kolambkar for Geera (Konkani)  Jagdish Prasad Mandal for Gaamak Jingi (Maithili)
Akkitham Achyutham Nambudiri for Anthimahakaalam (Malayalam)N.Kunjamohan Singh for Eina Kenge Kenba Natte (Manipuri) Indramani Darnal for Krishna Krishna (Nepali) and Arjan Hasid for Na Ien Na (Sindhi) Amitav Ghosh for Sea of Poppies (English)

115. Where in Madhya Pradesh first tissue culture lab has been set up and developed 25 lakh saplings mainly of G – 9 variety of banana by a farmer, Subhas Mohan Pandey?
Hamalapur Somvari, near to Betul district

116. Name the former McKinsey chief and Goldman Sachs director who is convicted of insider trading.
Rajat Gupta

117. Name the feature that Facebook is set to launch which will allow advertisers to participate in real-time bidding to show ads on its website.
Facebook Exchange

118. Which country is set to create world’s largest marine park network?
Australia

119. Which country expects 5.5% growth in tourist arrivals from India?
Hong Kong

120. Name the China’s space mission whose crew included its first woman astronaut, Liu Yang.
Shenzhou-9 spacecraft

121. Which state got India’s 4th Buddhist centre?
Arunachal Pradesh

122. Who becomes 4th Prime Minister of Greece in 8 months time?
Antonis Samaras

123. Which 2 country’s home ministers are set to meet on yearly basis?
India and Bangladesh

124. Which payment mode a must for public sector banks from July 1st 2012?
e-Payment

125. Who will take on Spain in Euro 2012 finals?
Italy

126. What is the importance of June 30th 2012?
The last minute of 30th June 2012 will be 1 second longer and will be known as ‘leap second’

127. What percentage of additional service tax would be levied on all bollywood actors and those perform on television serials?
12%

128. Who took over as the director of ISRO Satellite Centre?
S.K.Shivakumar replaces T.K.Alex

129. T.P.Sudhindra was recently in news, which sport did he play?
Cricket

130. Name the list of 6 states which will raise 32.8 billion rupees via 10 year loans according to RBI.
Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Punjab and Rajasthan

131. Which agricultural arm would setup over 20 rural gurukuls across Indian states including Jharkhand?
NABARD

132. Who is appointed as Andhra Pradesh chief secretary?
Minnie Mathew

133. Which state will setup film promotion board to promote its films and culture?
Haryana

134. Which country is to setup auto component and Engineering Park in Gujarat?
Japan

135. Which application of Microsoft is available for educational institutes free of cost?
Microsoft Office 365

Q.1. Which the following two countries had signed strategic partnership agreement on 27 June 2012?
(a) India and Pakistan
(b) Pakistan and Norway
(c) Afghanistan and Norway
(d) Afghanistan and United States of America
Answer: (c)

Q.2. Which Company had signed the world chess Champion Viswanathan Anand their Brand Ambassador on 26 June 2012?
(a) Honda
(b) True Value Homes
(c) Muthoot Finance
(d) Muthoot Fincorp
Answer: (b)

Q.3. Which Country Chaired the seventh G20 Summit on 18 and 19 June 2012?
(a) United States of America
(b) Mexico
(c) South Africa
(d) Netherlands
Answer: (b)

Q.4.________________ became the president of Egypt on 24 June 2012?
(a) Pranab Mukherjee
(b) Barak Obama
(c) Mohommed Moorsi
(d) Yusuf Raja Gilani
Answer: (c) Mohommed Moorsi

Q.5.____________emerged as the largest trading partner of___________in the first quarter of 2012-13?
(a) India, Dubai
(b) India, USA
(c) India, UK
(d) India, Iran
Answer: (a) India, Dubai

6. The recent controversial term "FLAME" related to Iran is:
A. Nuclear Bomb by Iran.
B. US Missile situated in Ocean targeting Iran
C. Computer Virus
D. Gas pipeline between Iran and India
Ans: C

7. Who is winner of French Open Mixed double Title 2012:
A. Leander Pes-Bhupati
B. Sania Mirza - Bhupati
C. Sania Mirza - Leander pes
D. Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
Ans: B

8. Aakash -2 is:
A. New Missile by DRDO
B. New ISRO Satellite
C. New Tablet Version
D. New Supercomputer by IBM
Ans: C

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