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Title: Current Affairs Quiz August 2012

Current Affairs Quiz for the Month of August 2012
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1.) Who has recently been elected Libyan
president by the newly-elected Congress?
  • Mohammed magarief
  • Meles Zenawi
  • Syed Nasim Ahmed
  • Ulku Adatepe

Answer Mohammed magarief
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2.) Which among the following country becomes the
full member of MERCOSUR in August 2012?
  1. Argentina
  2. Venezuela
  3. Brazil
  4. Uruguay

Answer Venezuela
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3.) Name the US Singer, who sang San Francisco,
the unofficial anthen of the counterculture
movement of the 1960s, died in Los Angeles on
August 18.
  • Tony Martin
  • Scott McKenzie
  • Maeve Binchy
  • Tony Scott

Answer Scott McKenzie
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4.) Which Indian state has adopted contributory
pension model for its workers in August 2012?
  • Maharashtra
  • West Bengal
  • Kerala
  • Assam

Answer Kerala
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5.) Which Indian state has signed a memorandum of
understanding with four independent power
producers in August for setting up five biomass
power projects?
  • Punjab
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Rajasthan
  • Haryana

Answer Haryana
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6.) Which among the following has been declared
state bird of Delhi in August 2012?
  • Black necked Crane
  • Greater Flamingo
  • House Sparrow
  • Pigeon

Answer House Sparrow
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7.) Who has been elected chief executive officer
of the newly-elected Gorkhaland Territorial
Administration in August 2012?
  • Pradeep Pradhan
  • Bimal Gurung
  • Mohan Uparaity
  • None of these

Answer Bimal Gurung
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8.) Which Indian state has implemented right to
hearing act on August 1, 2012?
  • Delhi
  • Gujarat
  • Rajasthan
  • Tamil Nadu

Answer Rajasthan
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9.) Which iconic song has been voted as the song
of the century by the HT readers in August 2012?
  • Chaiyya Chaiyya
  • Tere Bina Zindagi
  • Dum Maaro Dum
  • kal ho na ho

Answer Dum Maaro Dum
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10.) Which university of International repute has
introduced a new academic dress code in August
  • Cambridge University
  • Ozford University
  • Harvard University
  • IIT kanpur

Answer Ozford University
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11.) According to the new norms for
securitization of NBFC loans, how much among
non-banking finance company will have to retain
of the loan being sold to another entity?
  • 10 per cent
  • 8 per cent
  • 5 per cent
  • 12 per cent

Answer 5 per cent
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12.) According toe SEBIs July bulletin which
among the following has become the worlds
largest bourse in terms of the number of trades
in equity segment for the first six months of
  • NSE
  • Eurex
  • NYSE
  • BSE

Answer NSE
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13.) Who has been chosen for the Rajiv Gandhi
Khel Ratna Award-2012?
  • Vijay Kumar and Deepika Kumari
  • Vijay Kumar and Sudha Singh
  • Vijay Kumar and Yogeswar Dutt
  • Yogeswar Dutt and Deepika Kumari

Answer Vijay Kumar and Yogeswar Dutt
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14.) Name the Indian Physicist who has been
honoured on July 31, 2012 with Yuri Milner Award,
the biggest monetary prize in the world?
  • Ashok Sen
  • Satendranath Bose
  • Homi Jahangir Bhabha
  • Satish Dhawan

Answer Ashok Sen
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15.) Who among the following has been conferred
for the Nishan-i-Imtiaz Samman by Pakistan
government on the eve of its independence day on
August 14?
  • Josh Malihabadi
  • Gopi Chand Narang
  • Mehdi Hasan
  • Pt. Ravishankar

Answer Mehdi Hasan
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16.) Why is Wen Xia Yu famous?
  • She is newly-elected prime minister of
  • She is new CEO of Samsung
  • She wins the Miss World crown
  • None of these

Answer She wins the Miss World crown
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17.) Which rank did India possess at the London
Olympic held in July-August 2012?
  • 20th
  • 55th
  • 58th
  • 93rd

Answer 55th
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18.) . India had the best ever performance at the
London Olympic. How many gold it won?
  • Six
  • Two
  • Four
  • None

Answer None
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19.) Which country has joined WTO in August 2012
after 18 years of negotiations?
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Venezuela
  • Taiwan

Answer Russia
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20.) Which among the following won the U-19 World
Cup Cricket-2012 held at Townsville, Australia?
  • New Zealand
  • India
  • England
  • Australia

Answer India
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21.) Name the Tennis player who won Rogers
Cup-2012 held on August 13?
  • Petra Kvitova
  • Li Na
  • Angelique kerber
  • Serena Williams

Answer Petra Kvitova
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22.) Which country is not linked with a new
7,800-km undersea data cable that was recently
opened to traffic in Asia?
  • Singapore
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • India

Answer India
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23.) Scientists of which country have developed a
unique video game that will help fight depression
in adolescents?
  • United States
  • Germany
  • New Zealand
  • Japan

Answer New Zealand
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24.) What is Curiosity?
  • A Women programme on National Television
  • A software programme for business
  • A nuclear-powered robot, sent to Mars
  • Study of human behaviour

Answer A nuclear-powered robot, sent to Mars
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25.) Which of the following is not among the six
traditional crafts of Kashmiri Origin, which have
been granted Geographical Indications by the
Government of India?
  • Pashmina
  • Suzni Embroidery
  • Kani Shawl
  • None of these

Answer None of these
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26.) Which among did government fix as base price
for auctioning pan-India second generation 2G
mobile-phone spectrum on August 3?
  • Rs. 14,000 cr
  • Rs. 18,000 cr
  • Rs. 20,000 cr
  • Rs. 12,000 cr

Answer Rs. 14,000 cr
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27.) Who among the following topped the list of
100 most powerful women compiled by Forbes in
August 2012?
  • Sonia Gandhi
  • Angela Markel
  • Michelle Obama
  • Mamata Banerjee

Answer Angela Markel
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28.) A double AC train was flagged off on August
24 from
  • Delhi to Locknow
  • Mumbai to Ahmedabad
  • Delhi to Jaipur
  • Delhi to Shimla

Answer Delhi to Jaipur
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29.) Which nuclear plant has been granted
permission for the loading of fuel by Atomic
Energy Regulatory Board in August 2012?
  • Koodankulam
  • Rawatbhatta
  • Jaitpura
  • Narora

Answer Koodankulam
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30.) Where was the Organisation of Islamic
Co-operation Meet held in August 2012?
  • Mecca
  • Damascus
  • Tehran
  • Baghdad

Answer Mecca
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