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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

G.K. QUIZ ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

1.    Recently Indian Govt. has approved the proposal of providing loans to Woman Self-Help Groups (SHGs) at a lower interest rate of ___% to eradicate poverty through women empowerment.
(1) 10%                         (2) 11.5%
(3) 7%                           (4) 5.5%
(5) None of these


2.    Recently which among the following government has introduced ‘Shiksha Setu cards ’- a report card to assess the performance of students to teachers and guardians/parents in Government schools?
(1) Uttar Pradesh                   (2) Rajasthan
(3)  Bihar                                 (4) Haryana
(5) MP

3.    Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power station in Koodankulam in Tamil Nadu with a capacity of generating ____?
(1) 3000 MW                     (2) 2000 MW
(3) 4000 MW                     (4) 5000 MW
(5) 1000 MW


4.    Who among the following has won the Whitley Award for a project to conserve “Hornbill” bird in Arunachal Pradesh State?
(1) Aparajita Datta                        (2) Anupam Sarmah
(3) Ravindra Sakia                        (4) NeeraJ Baunthiyal
(5) None of these


5.    World Press Freedom Day is observed on ____?
(1) 3 May                             (2) 5 April
(3) 10 March                       (4) 8 August
(5) None of these


6.     “A Boy and His Atom” – World’s smallest movie by _____?
(1) HCL                                     (2) WIPRO
(3) Relaince Big Cinemas            (4) IBM
(5) Balaji Production


7.    According to International Monetary Fund  (IMF) the integration of direct cash transfer with Aadhaar  scheme will help Indian government save  how much per cent of the GDP?
(1) 1%                             (2) 0.25%
(3) 0.5%                          (4) 0.75%
(5) None of these


8.    8th World Chambers of Congress meeting held in ____?
(1) Abu Dhabi                    (2) Tehran                  
(3) Doha                            (4) New Delhi             
(5) None of these


9.     Recently NTPC and Power Development of which country signed Three Pacts. The agreements were a part of setting up of the biggest ever joint venture project of 1320 Megawatt Coal based power plant.
(1) Bhutan                          (2) Bangladesh           
(3) Japan                            (4) Canada                 
(5) None of these


10.  Which among the following organization inaugurated first Farmers’Club in kargil, aimed development in rural areas through credit, technology transfer, awareness and capacity building?
(1) R.BI                               (2) Planning Commission
(3) NABARD                      (4) Ministry of Rural Development
(5) None of these


Answers with Explanations: (1-10)

1. (3) 7%. The programme will be operated under NRLM (National Rural Livelihood Mission) to provide loans up to Rs.3 lakhs at subsidized interest rate by focusing on 150 backward districts, including 82 Integrated Action Plan districts, affected by Naxal menace. 25 lakh women SHGs are expected to be covered under the benefit of scheme.

2. (4) Haryana government has introduced ‘Shiksha Setu cards ’- a report card to assess the performance of students to teachers and guardians/parents in Government schools.
Implementation of effective education system by: Providing individual attention to every student; Providing diaries to all teachers in government schools and document all classes to ensure classes will be conducting with full preparation.


3. (2) 2000 MW. Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power station in Kundankulam in Tamil Nadu with a capacity of generating 2000 MW with 2 reactors but this was agitated by Anti- Nuclear activists due to fear of radiation and Fukushima nuclear disaster occurred in Japan in 2011.

4. (1) Ms Aparajita Datta, a wildlife biologist has won Whitley Award for a project to conserve “Hornbill” bird in Arunachal PradeshState. 
Aparajita Datta is the Winner of the 2013 Whitley Award donated by WWF-UK.

Note: Whitley Awards – known as ‘Green Oscars’ are organized by ‘Whitley Fund for Nature ‘to recognize the conservators for their outstanding study in the field of conserving the nature, forest and environment.

5. (1) World Press Freedom Day celebrated its 20th anniversary in on May 3, 2013. 

The theme of World Press Freedom Day 2013 was Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media”.

6. (4) Researchers from IBM have made the world’s smallest movie, made with one of the smallest particles of any element in the universe:atoms.
The movie named “A Boy and His Atom” has been verified by the Guinness World Records. To make this movie, researchers used thousands of precisely placed atoms to create nearly 250 frames of stop-motion action.

7. (3) 0.5%. International Monetary Fund  quoted that integration of direct cash transfer with Aadhaar will take time but the scheme will help Indian government save 0.5 per cent of the GDP.
The combination of schemes will eliminate the estimated 15 per cent leakage cited above for the programmes.

8. (3) Doha

9. (2) India and Bangladesh signed three agreements for a joint coal-based power company project.
The pacts three pacts inked for the 1320MW coal-based Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company (Pvt) Limited (BIFPCL) include: 
•  Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
•  Implementation Agreement (IA)
•  Supplementary Joint Venture Agreement (SJVA) 


10. (3) NABARD
Kargil got its first Farmers’Club, as NABARD inaugurated Trespone Farmer’s Club at Trespone TSG Block in the district.
The programme was directed towards development in rural areas through credit, technology transfer, awareness and capacity building.

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