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General Awareness Quiz - 16th October

General Awareness Quiz - 16th October

1.    Recently Gujarat government has set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to promote ______as the state's cultural capital and encourage tourism in the city.
(1) Vadodara                                
(2) Ahmadabad                
(3) Surat
(4) Porbandar                               
(5) Kutch

2.    Recently the United Nations owes India $110 million, the second highest outstanding payment to any country, for costs relating to peacekeeping operations. Which among the following countries was owed the largest amount?
(1) Ethiopia                                   
(2) Pakistan
(3) Bangladesh
(4) Afghanistan
(5) Iraq

3.    Recently Willliam E. Moerner is one of the winners of the Chemistry 2014 Nobel Prize. He is associated with which university?
(1) University of California                                   
(2) Stanford University
(3) Howard University
(4) Oxford University
(5) None of these

4.    Commodities markets are regulated by?
(1) IRDA                           
(2) TRAI   
(3) SEBI
(4) FMC
(5) CII       

5.    Which is the first bank to launch EMI facilities on debit cards?
(1) SBI
(2) Axis
(4) HDFC
(5) HSBC

6.    Recently Anant Geethey is in news. He is a _____.
(1) Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
(2) Minister of Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment
(3) Minister of Civil Aviation
(4) Minister of Micro Small and Medium Enterpriese
(5) Minister of Food Processing Industries

7.    As per the 2011 Census, which states of India have registered the highest increase in population in percentage terms?
(1) Bihar                           
(2) Maharashtra
(3) Madhya Pradesh
(4) Himachal Pradesh
(5) None of these

8.    By which rate is the domestic current rate of currency converted in Foreign Currency?
(1) Exchange rate
(2) Bank rate
(3) Stock exchange rate
(4) Repo rate
(5) CRR

9.    Recently Dr. Kaushal Kumar Verma has got the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in which field ____.
(1) Medical Science
(2) Biological Science
(3) Mathematical Science
(4) Planetary Science
(5) None of these

10.  Recently Union Ministry of Science & Technology announces “KIRAN” scheme for _____.
(1) Poor Children  
(2) Women Scientists
(3) Rural Labour
(4) BPL people
(5) Senior Citizen

11.  India first Skill development centre will be open at _____.
(1) Panipat
(2) Udaipur
(3) Tumkur
(4) Chandigarh
(5) Vadodara 

12.  Recently which university has appointed Pratima Dharm, first Hindu woman priest to serve the religious needs of its Hindu students at.
(1) Boston
(2) Callifornia
(3) Stanford
(4) Oxford
(5) Georgetown

13.  Rays Experts announced to set up 50 mw Solar power generation park in _____.
(1) Kerala                         
(2) Madhya Pradesh
(3) Andhra Pradesh
(4) Rajasthan
(5) None of these

14.  Recently China has topped in the medal tally in 2014 Asian Games. How many Gold medals China won?
(1) 164
(2) 133
(3) 142
(4) 151
(5) None of these

15.  India along with four other countries to build the world’s biggest Telescope in Hawaii Island. Besides India, other nations involved in the project are ______.
(1) U.S., China, Russia, France
(2) Japan, Canada, US, Russia
(3) China, Russia, South Korea, U.K.
(4) China, U.S., Japan, Canada  
(5) U.K., Germany, U.S., Canada


1. Gujarat government has set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to promote Vadodara as the state's cultural capital and encourage tourism in the city.

The SPV, known as Vadodara International Art and Culture Festival Authority, is headed by state Tourism and Finance Minister Saurabh Patel.

2. Apart from India, Ethiopia was owed the largest amount at $137 million, Pakistan at $109 million and Bangladesh at $108 million.

3Willliam E. Moerner professor at Stanford University. The other 2 winner Eric Betzig is Researcher at Howard Hughes Medical Inst, USA.   Stefan W. Hell is German Cancer Research at Heidelberg, Germany

4. The Forward Markets Commission (FMC) is the chief regulator of commodity futures markets in India. As of July 2014 for the year 2014-15, it regulated Rs 17 trillion worth of commodity trades in India. It is headquartered in Mumbai and this financial regulatory agency is overseen by the Ministry of Finance.

10. KIRAN-Knowledge Involvement Research Advancement through Nurturing, scheme for female scientists. The Department of Science and Technology will provide research grants especially to those female researchers and technologists who had to take a break due to family reasons.

11. India's First Skill Development Centre Launched in Udaipur.

13. Rays Power Experts today announced its plans to set up 50 mw solar power generation park within six months in Andhra Pradesh.

14. China has topped in the medal tally in 2014 with (342 medal)151 Gold, 108 Silver, 83 Bronze.
India remained in 8th position with (57 medal) 11 Gold, 10 Silver, 36 Bronze.

15. India, along with four other countries, will start work to build the world’s biggest telescope in Hawaii Island.

The 30-metre telescope, also known as TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope), will be constructed near the summit of the Mauna Kea volcano on Hawaii Island. Besides India, other nations involved in the project are Japan, the U.S., China and Canada. The project would cost $1.47 billion with Japan covering about a quarter of the cost,

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