CURRENT AFFAIRS December 2012 .

Posted: February 21, 2013 in Current affairs
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Who among the following sports personalities was the first to receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award?
a) Sachin Tendulkar
b) Viswanathan Anand
c) Geet Sethi
d) Sunil Gavaskar
Which of the following was created by the ‘Pitt’s India Act’?
a) Court of Directors
b) Board of Control
c) Board of Revenue
d) Standing Council
Which of the following is one of the most successful programmes under Bharat Nirman?
(1) Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
(2) Watershed Development Scheme
(3) Rural Telephony
(4) Indira Awas Yojana
(5) None of these
Who among the following Bollywood actress has been signed Mc Cain food as its Brand Ambassador?
(1) Priyanka Chopra (2) Karishma Kapoor
(3) Kareena Kapoor (4) Anushka Sharma
(5) None of these
Who is the newly appointed Secretary General of NHRC (National Human Rights Commission)___?
(1) M S Ahluwalia
(2) Arun Kumar Jain
(3) Arvind Mayaram
(4) Prakash Bakshi
(5) None of these
Who among the following Indian has been appointed as its CEO and Board Member of Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority Board?
(1) Arun Kumar Jain
(2) Shashank Srivastava
(3) Hardip Singh Puri
(4) M S Ahluwalia
(5) None of these
Juan Carlos was recently on a visit to India. He is the King of –?
(1) Germany (2) Spain
(3) Cambodia (4) Nepal
(5) none of these
IFFCO (Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited) will soon set up a new plant in Which Country ?
(1) Canada (2) Germany’
(3) Australia (4) Spain
(5) None of these
World Bank recently offered a loan of what amount to support secondary education in India ?
(1) $ 100 million (2) $ 500 million
(3) $ 200 million (4) $ 300 million
(5) None of these
Which Country pipped Thailand behind to become the top rice exporter in the world?
(1) Sri Lanka (2) Pakistan
(3) USA (4) India
(5) None of these
Which state’s govt recently appointed Jackie Shroff as a ambassdor to raise awareness against female foeticide in that state?
(1) Assam (2) Manipur
(3) Bihar (4) Rajasthan
(5) None of these
Aadhaar Enabled e-services launched were recently launched in which State on second anniversary of Aadhaar Card –
(1) Karnataka (2) Uttar Pradesh
(3) Rajasthan (4) West Bengal
(5) None of these
Lek Soniyachi is a financial incentive scheme for girls in BPL (Below Poverty Line) families. In which state this scheme is implemented?
(1) Madhya Pradesh (2) Uttar Pradesh
(3) Maharashtra (4) Arunachal Pradesh
(5) None of these
Recently who among the following Indian -American is appointed to key post of Presidential’s Global Development Council by US President Barack Obama?
(1) Shailza Singh (2) Nirupama Rao
(3) Kabir Ahlluwalia (4) Smita Singh
(5) Deepak Bhatia
Recently Jack Klugman passes away, He is a famous___?
(1) Musician (2) Football player
(3) Economist (4) Actor
(5) None of these
Recently India successfully test fired nuclear capable Prithvi II missile with a strike range of___?
(1) 250 Km (2) 350 km
(3) 450 km (4) 300 km
(5) 400 km
Recently, the Skynet 5D satellite is launched to expand the telecommunicationsfor the _________ military.
(1) French (2) British
(3) German (4) United States
(5) None of these
First Woman elected President of South Korea 2012?
(1) Park Geun – hye (2) Park Jong – sun
(3) Kim Soona ja (4) Kanh Ji –won
(5) None of these
Who among the following has named as the ‘2012’ Person of the Year” by Time Magazine?
(1) Barack Obama (2) Mukesh Ambani
(3) Narendra Modi (4) Tim Cook
(5) Mohamed Mursi
On which among the following dates, the Minorities Rights Day is observed in India?
(1) 15 December (2) 16 December
(3) 17 December (4) 18 December
(5) 20December
Who is the Chairman of National Security Advisory Board of India?
(1) MK Narayan (2) Naresh Chandra
(3) Brahama Challaney (4) Jasjit Singh
(5) None of these
Who will be appointed as the new Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh?
(1) Virbhadra Singh (2) Pawan Singh
(3) Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri (4) Manohar Parikar
(5) None of these
11th international Convention on Biological Diversity Summit was recently held in India in which city?
(1) Bangalore (2) New Delhi
(3) Indore (4) Hyderabad
(5) Mumbai
The annual meeting of IMF and World bank group – 2012 was recently held in –
(1) Beijing (2) New Delhi
(3) Tokyo (4) Singapore
(5) None of these
Next 17th Non-Aligned Movement Summit 2015 will be held in which country____
(1) Iran (2) Iraq
(3) Mexico (4) Venezuela
(5) None of these
Recently Investment Summit was organized by CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) in Partnership with the Government of India and ____?
(1) Iran (2) Afghanistan
(3) Iraq (4) USA
(5) None of these
World longest high-speed rail line is located in___?
(1) USA (2) Australia
(3) Russia (4) China
(5) None of these
Who among the following won the women’s air rifle gold in the Sahara 56th National Shooting championship?
(1) Pournima Singh (2) Richa Pathak
(3) Apurvi Chandela (4) Namrita Chauhan
(5) Shilpi Kumari
Which among the population group makes largest fraction of the world’s population?
(1) Hindu (2) Muslim
(3) Christians (4) Buddhists
(5) None of these
Recently which among the following countries won the Asian Champion Trophy Hockey 2012?
(1) India (2) Pakistan
(3) Malaysia (4) South Korea
(5) Oman
4th World Telgu Confernce held in ___?
(1) Vishakapatnam (2) Hyderabad
(3) Tirupati (4) Alwal
(5) Guntir
Who among the following has been elected as the new PM of Japan?
(1) Yoshiko Noda (2) Naoto Kan
(3) Yasuo Fukuda (4) Shinzo Abe
(5) None of these
Recently Inquiry Commission is set up into rape case. Who is the head of the Commission?
(1) Usha Mehra (2) Mamta Sharma
(3) Anand Sinha (4) Rajeev Sharma
(5) None of these
Eoin Morgan is a famous ___?
(1) Artist (2) Actor
(3) Sports Player (4) Writer
(5) Magician
Who won the Abu Dhabi World Tennis Title 2012?
(1) David Ferrer (2) Roger Fedrer
(3) Novak Djokovic (4) Nicolas Almagro
(5) None of these
The GDP growth projected in 12th five year plan approved by NDC recently, is__?
(1) 9% (2) 8.5%
(3) 8% (4) 9.2%
(5) None of these
A project titled ‘Apna Khata’ (Our Account),which was launched in Rajasthan has bagged the “public choice award” at the E-World Forum-2012 in recognition of its significant contribution to rural development. It is related to which of the following State Government initiatives?
[A]Land record computerization
[B]Financial Inclusion
[C]Lead Banking Scheme
[D]Easy micro-credit to small and marginal farmers
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has recently announced installation of ‘bio-toilets’ across the country.In this context, consider the following Statements:
1.The project will be implemented in coordination with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
2.The technology to be used in the Indian bio-tiolets is known as ‘Alfa-Therm’.
3.The bio-toilets will be installed across 1000 Gram Panchayats.
[A]Only 2
[B]1 and 2
[C]1 and 3
[D]1, 2 and 3
Who is the Egypt’s first elected President following the country’s transition to democracy which was brought about by the uprising that expelled the dictator Hosni Mubarak?
[A]Farouk Soltan
[B]Ahmed Shafiq
[C]Mohamed Morsi
[D]Raja Parvez Ashraf
Which among the following children’s writer’s literary work ‘The Blue Umbrella’ and ‘Angry River ‘ will now be available as comics?
[A]Leela Majumdar
[B]Ruskin Bond
[C]Nirad C. Choudhuri
[D]Mulk Raj Anand
The largest investment in single-brand retailing ever since the government has allowed FDI in this sector has been proposed by :
[A]Pfizer
[B]IKEA
[C]Wal-Mart
[D]Carrefour
A new Central scheme called ‘Swadhar Greh’ is being launched to protect destitute women in which of the following Indian States?
[A]Rajasthan
[B]Haryana
[C]Gujarat
[D]Madhya Pradesh
Dr. Daniel Hillel has been awarded the World Food Prize(WFP)-2012 for which among the following achievements?
[A]Developing Africa’s first sorghum hybrids resistant to drought and the parasitic witchweed.
[B]Conceiving and implementing micro-irrigation in arid and dry land regions.
[C]Creating and implementing government policies to alleviate hunger and poverty in their countries.
[D]Development and dissemination of low-cost techniques for freshwater fish farming by the rural poor.
Three-fourths of the land surface of the earth is composed of –
A. igneous rocks
B. Gravel and sand
C. Metamorphic rocks
D. Sedimentary rocks
Which country does not print its name on the stamp ?
A. usa
B. india
C. grt britain
D. chaina
Finance Minister in his roll back announcement in his budget proposals 2012-13 deffered GAAR For?
A. 1year
B. 2year
C. 3year
D.4year
Lal Bahadur Shastri is also known as
A. Man of peace
B. Guruji
C. Punjab Kesari
D. Mahamana
Recently, which among the following country has become the member of Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), a regional grouping of more than 30 nations of Asia?
A. BANGLADESH
B. SRI LANKA
C. AFGHANISTAN
D. MYANMAR
Which of the following is not one of the Islamic banking principles?
a. It allows earning interest on deposits
b. It is based on risk-sharing
c. It allows profit sharing
d. It allows the concept of joint venture
Who is the author of ” The Bikini Murders”
a. Farrukh Dhondy
b. P. D. James
c. Nelson De Mille
D. None of these
The chairmanship/presidency of the UN Security Council rotates among the Council Members
a. Every 6 months
b. Every 3 months
c. Every months
d.every year
Which of these women scientists has been dubbed ‘Agni Putri’ by the Indian Media?
a. Kalpana Chawla
b. Tessy Thomas
c. N Valarmathi
d. Sunita williams
Which is the 1st indian movie to be nominated for oscars ?
a. Mother India
b. Mother India
c. Slum Dog Millioinaire
d. Chota Chetan
Whose name has been announced as the new deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) after the central government on Wednesday, 2nd January 2013, cleared his name?

a) D. Subbarao
b) Urjit Patel
c) DK Mittal
d) Subir Gokarn
Which of the following book shortlisted for Man Booker ‘2012 was written by an Indian ?
a) The Garden of Evening Mists
b) Swimming Home
c) Narcopolis
d) Communion Town
e) The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
_____ was elected on 8 November 2012 as a board member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for a three year term starting from January 2013
a) USA b) CHINA c) JAPAN d) NEPAL
The book “The Signal and the noise” is written by whom?
a) E.L. James
b) Nate Silver
c) Sylvia Day
d) J.K.Rowling
Coronation Cup is associated with which sports?
a) football and billiards b) billiards and squash c) football and horse race d) horse race and squash

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