Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Current Affairs February 2012 Quiz-1

Posted by Current Affairs on 02:04

Latest Current Affairs Quiz-1 for February 2012

In the last two posts we have completed the Question and Answers Sections for the month of February 2012.If you are new to this page, then you must read our Previous two posts on the Current Affairs February 2012 Questions and Answers at the link given below.

In this post and upcoming 4-5 posts, we are going to publish the Current Affairs Quiz for the month of February.These Quizzes are very useful for candidates who are preparing for IBPS Specialist Officers Exam in March 2011 and SBI Clerk Exam March 2012

15 Current Affairs February 2012 Quiz/Questions

1. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh paid a visit in December 2011 to—

(A) Tokyo
(B) Moscow
(C) Melbourne
(D) Wellington

2. Annual Defence Diologue was held in December 2011 between India and—

(A) Russia     
(B) Pakistan
(C) China     
(D) Afghanistan

3. Which of the following is odd-man out ?

(A) The Judicial (Standards and Accountability) Bill
(B) Citizen's right to Grievances Redressal Bill
(C) Public Interest Disclosure and Protection to Persons making the Disclosures Bill
(D) Food Security Bill

4. Consider the following statements on NATGRID—

(i) NATGRID has been formed to link databases for inputs to combat terrorism.

(ii) It is meant to improve India's capability to counter threats to its internal security.

Choose the right option—

(A) Both (i) and (ii) are correct
(B) Only (i) is correct
(C) Only (ii) is correct
(D) Neither (i) nor (ii) is correct

5. The report by Wildlife Institute of India enlisted major threats to three tiger reserves which are Kalakad-Mundanthurai tiger reserve, Anamalai and Mudu-malai. In which one of the following states are these tiger reserves located ?

(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) Kerala
(C) Bihar
(D) West Bengal

6. Who have been awarded with FIFA World Player of the Year 2011 Trophy ?

(A) Lionel Messi
(B) Christiano Ronaldo
(C) Xavi Fernandez
(D) None of the above

7. Uttarakhand state cabinet on October 29, 2011 cleared Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill, 2011. Consider the following features of the bill—

(i) The Chief Minister of the state, all ministers, MLAs and lower judiciary will be under the purview of Lokayukta.
(ii) Judges of the Uttarakhand High Court will not be covered under the purview of Lokayukta.

Choose the right option—

(A) Both (i) and (ii) are correct
(B) Only (i) is correct
(C) Only (ii) is correct
(D) Neither (i) nor (ii) is correct

8. Which Bengali film was selected as the inaugural film at the 11th edition of River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, 2011, in Florence, Italy in December 2011 ?

(A) Chaplin
(B) Bedroom
(C) Khokababu
(D) 100% Love

9. Name the legendary Bollywood playback singer who entered the Guinness World Records for the most number of single studio recordings ?

(A) Suchitra Krisnamurthy
(B) Lata Mangeshkar
(C) Asha Bhonsle
(D) Shreya Ghoshal

10. Which one of the following became the first Indian state to launch health insurance policy covering all its people ?

(A) Goa
(B) Haryana
(C) Bihar      
(D) Kerala

11. West Bengal State cabinet approved the newly drafted land acquisition and resettlement Bill. Consider the following features of the Bill—

(i) The private enterprises would have to acquire land for their projects directly from the landowners.
(ii) The new policy provides that the government would acquire land only for projects of public utility like building, hospitals, irrigation projects, bridges, laying railway tracks, setting up of embankments, and projects relating to internal security.

Choose the right option—

(A) Both (i) and (ii) are correct
(B) Only (i) is correct
(C) Only (ii) is correct
(D) Neither (i) nor (ii) is correct

12. Which one of the following state governments announced free housing for Schedule Castes living in jhuggis under the Rajiv Ratna Yojana ?

(A) Delhi     
(B) Tamil Nadu
(C) Kerala   
(D) Uttar Pradesh

13. Name the Indian Union Minister who represented India at the meeting of the Heads of Governments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in St. Petersburg on November 7,2011.

(A) Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde
(B) Union Minister of External Affairs S. M. Krishna
(C) Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Vilasrao Deshmukh
(D) Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah

14. A study on the twin ailments-diabetes and hypertension, called Screening India's Twin Epidemic (SITE) conducted by Aventis Pharma Limited, Sanofi Group were published on November 7, 2011. Which of the following statistics related to the study is/are not true?

(i) According to the study, one in every five or 60% of Indian adults living in urban cities suffers not only from hypertension but also diabetes.
(ii) 29-32 per cent of the hypertension patients suffer from kidney complications.
(iii) Study to find prevalence of diabetes and hypertension discovered that 80% people had abdominal obesity.
(iv) The study also has disclosed that in 9 per cent of the newly diagnosed cases, patients did not know that they had diabetes. Among hypertensive patients, 27 per cent did not have their condition under control.

(A) (i) and (iii)
(B) (ii)and(iv)
(C) (i)and(iv)
(D) (i)and(ii)

15. Which one of the following ministries launched a scheme, Adivasi Shiksha Yojana on November 2, 2011 ?

(A) Tribal Affairs Ministry
(B) Home Ministry
(C) Ministry of Rural Development
(D) Ministry of Power

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