Saturday, 23 June 2012

Current Affairs Quiz May 2012

1. Who won her first World Cup individual recurve gold medal in Archery?

Deepika Kumari
2. Who took over as 28th chief secretary of Madhya Pradesh succeeding Avani Vaish?

3. Which state’s Chief Minister has demanded law to deal with cases of discrimination against northeastern students?
Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma

4. ISRO recently gave clearance for using which frequency band from satellite for internet on trains?
KU band

5. Which company bagged the contract for deploying Bharti Airtel’s 4G network in Karnataka?

6. Who became the first cricketer to hit 5 consecutive T20 fifties?
Virender Sehwag

7. Who won the award in the best Actress category at the London Asian Film Festival (LAFF) 2012 for her film ‘Bol’?
Humaima Malick

8. Which type of SIM cards are Switzerland based Geo Communications AG, launching in
International Mobile Subscriber Identity(IMSI) SIM cards which will allow multiple
mobile numbers from different operators on a single SIM card

9. To help clear cane arrears of over Rs.10,000 crore which commodities exports has been
let free by Government of India recently?

10. Which industry in India will celebrate 100 years of its existence in May 2013?
Indian Film Industry (May 3rd 1913 to May 3rd 2013)

11. When is Facebook (IPO) set to go public?
May 18th 2012

12. When will the phased Basel III capital regulation in India be implemented as per RBI
January 1st, 2013 (to be fully implemented by March 31st, 2018)

13. Name the multifaceted personality (a poet, an author or a painter) whose 150th birth
anniversary would be celebrated on May 8th 2012.
Rabindranath Tagore

14. Which sport in Goa will benefit from the Government’s decision as it will be declared
state sport?

15. Where in India Archeological Survey of India is planning gallery on Harappan
Vadodara, Gujarat

16. Where in India the 49th Raising Day of the Central Command was celebrated on 3rd May
Cantonment, Lucknow

17. Where in Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (Tidco) is
planning to establish aerospace park?

18. Where in Coimbatore, Government has planned to setup cold storage facility for

19. Which German sportswear maker has planned to shut down 1/3rd of its 900 Reebok
stores in India?

20. Which Kolhapur-based bank is looking at an IPO in 2 years?
Ratnakar bank

21. Which resource in nuclear reactors will be used for power generation as the Government
has decided to start construction of 300MW reactor by 2016-17?

22. As Indian Parliament holds special sitting on Sunday to celebrate 60th anniversary, when was India’s first Parliament session held?
May 13th, 1952

23. Which country slapped a fine of $80,000 fine on Air India recently?
US Transportation Department

24. Which Finance company recently deferred its Rs.1,665 crore IPO, which opened on May
2nd 2012?
Samvardhana Motherson

25. Name the firm which is planning to build mud cottages in Gir area of Junagadh district.
Swati Infratech Pvt. Ltd.

26. In which glacier have geologists discovered hot water from geothermal sources which is nearly 15 degrees  arm in plunging -40 degree Celsius weather?

27. Name the Indian who became first Asian-origin UK councilor.
Philip Abraham

28. Name the ‘Big Bang’ scientist whom France jailed for terror plot.
Adlene Hicheur

29. What value of fund will Asian Development Bank provide to India for 2012-2014 for the
development of various projects?
$6.25 billion

30. Name the West Indian cricketer who has set an eye on bollywood after IPL.
Chris Gayle

31. Who is elected as Chair of the ADB’s Board of Governors?
Pranab Mukherjee

32. Which country will host the 46th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank in
India in New Delhi

34. Who is elected as President of France?
Francois Hollande

35. Which mobile operator is the biggest gainer of mobile number portability (MPN) service
in India?
Idea Cellular

36. Which 2 Indian women won the 16th Asian Team Squash Championship?
Joshna Chinnappa and Dipika Pallikal

37. Name the US secretary who is India on a 3-day visit asking to reduce oil imports from
Iran on the agenda.
Hillary Clinton

38. Which series of bollywood actor’s TV debut got a thumbs up from the Hindi film
Satyamev Jayate

40. Which popular comic is featuring members of Delhi Daredevils players like Virender Sehwag, Irfan Pathan and Kevin Pietersen?
Chacha Chaudhary in Sabu new comic series

41. Who was sworn in as Russian president for 2nd time?
Vladimir Putin

42. Who won the silver medal at the 3rd International ‘Republic of Kazakhstan President’s
Cup’ held in Almaty, kazakhstan?
Devendro Singh

43. Name the hockey player who died after being hit in the head by the ball during a game in
Perth recently.
Elizabeth Watkins

44. Which movie team is set to open 4-day Children’s Film Festival to be held in Goa from
May 11th 2012?

45. Which state’s first marine training institute will be operational from August 2012?

46. Which state of Jaipur will host first edition of 3-day Fashion Week from May 24th 2012?

47. After completing a year post acquisition of Patni Computer which company dropped
Patni from its brand name?
iGate Corporation

48. India’s Finance minister recently scrapped a ‘draconian’ clause under which law?
Customs law

49. Red Hat recently setup its R&D centres in which locality outside North America?
Pune and Bangalore in India

50. Which PSU acquired 51% stake in Bharti Axa Mutual Fund?
Bank of India



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