G.K. QUIZ ON Current Affairs

1.    Recently Government aims to achieve
80% 
literacy rate by 2017. What is the current literacy rate of the country?
(1) 64%                             (2) 74%
(3) 70%                             (4) 72%
(5) None of these

2.    According to the UN report on World
Population Prospects, India will become the most populous country in the
world by__?
(1) 2022                             (2) 2020
(3) 2028                             (4) 2025
(5) None  of these
3.    According to 13th annual
global wealth management report, which among the following country has the
highest density of millionaires in the World?
(1) Qatar                           (2) Saudi Arabia
(2) China                           (4) France
(5) India
4.    What is the rank of India in Global
Peace Index (GPI) report 2013?
(1) 162                               (2) 124
(3) 152                               (4) 141
(5) None of these
5.    Recently Government has decided to
start National Higher Education Campaign to focus on equity based development, improvement in teaching-learning quality and
research. What is the name of the campaign?
(1) Rashtriya Shiksha
Abhiyan
(2) Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan
(3) Rashtriya Jagruk Shiksha Abhiyan
(4) Rashtriya Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan
(5) None of these
6.    Recently Planning Commission approved the “Project
Ananta” 
a pilot project aimed at development of the drought-prone of
which among the following state of India?
(1) Himachal Pradesh                   (2)
MP
(3) Andhra Pradesh                      (4) Rajasthan
(5) None of these
7.    Recently which among the following
state government has given approval for starting an online lottery system
to enhance revenues of the state?
(1) UP                               (2) Punjab
(3) Rajasthan                    (4)
Gujarat
(5) None of these
8.    Which among the following celebrities has
topped the Forbes most powerful
celebrity list 2013?
(1)
Lady Gaga                   (2) Taylor
Swift
(3)
Oprah Winfrey             (4) Roger
Federer
(5) None of
these
9.    Who among the following has been
appointed as the secretary of the All India Chess Federation?
(1) Bharat Singh                (2) Hariharan
(3) Kishore Bandekar        (4) Jaspal Singh
(5) None of these
10.  As per the Better Life Index released
by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which among the following country  was
ranked as the world’s happiest nation among developed economies for
the third consecutive year?
(1) Sweden                       (2) Denmark
(3) Australia                       (4)
Norway
(5) None of these
Answers
with Explanations:
1.
(2)
The Union
Government of India has set a target to achieve 80% literacy rate in
the country by 2017. The current literacy rate of the country stands at 74%
2.
(3)
As per the latest
report titled World Population Prospects — The 2012 Revision, released by the
United Nations, India will become the most populous country in the
world by 2028, surpassing China,
while Nigeria will have more people than the United States by 2050.
3.
(1)
As per the Boston
Consulting Group’s (BCG) 13th annual global wealth management
report, Qatar has the
highest density of millionaires in the world, with 14.3% of
the oil-rich Gulf nation’s population holding private wealth of at least $1
million.
4.
(4)
The Global Peace
Index (GPI) that measured peace in 162 countries ranked India at 141st position for year
2013. To prepare the Index, 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators of the
absence and fear of violence were used. The main indicators that deteriorated
India’s ranking are militarisation, domestic and international, conflicts,
and corruption. Iceland top the list.
5.
(2)
The Union
Government has decided to launch National
Higher Education Campaign (Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan), to
focus on equity based development,
improvement in teaching-learning quality and research. 
Under this programme,
funds will be granted to public Universities and Colleges so that higher
educational institutes do not depend heavily on the affiliation fees.
6.
(3)
The Planning
Commission has given its ‘in principle’ approval to the “Project
Ananta” 
which is a pilot project aimed at development of the
drought-prone Anantapur district of Andhra
Pradesh
. The Rs 8,000-crore project will take a
holistic approach to achieve the target.
7.
(2)
The Punjab government has given
approval for starting an online lottery system to enhance revenues of the
state.
8. (3) Oprah Winfrey was named
the most powerful celebrity on Wednesday by Forbes, heading the six women and
four men who make up the top 10. Singer Lady Gaga came in second, followed by
director/producer Steven Spielberg and singers Beyonce and Madonna.

9.
(2)
Former
international player V Hariharan has
been appointed as secretary of the All India Chess Federation while Bharat
Singh was named Chief Executive Officer.

10.
(3)
As per the Better
Life Index released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development (OECD), Australia was ranked as the world’s happiest nation among
developed economies for the third consecutive year. The
index ranked over 30 nations on criteria like income levels, health,
safety and housing.
Top
ranking:
1. Australia
2. Sweden
3. Canada
4. Norway
5. Switzerland