Current Affairs Quiz February 2012


1- Name the Rashtriya Lok dal (RLD) leader who was inducted into the Union Cabinet as civil aviation minister on 18 December 2011.
1. Ajit Singh
2. Jayant Choudhary
3. Devendra Nagpal
4. Sanjay Singh Chauhan
2- Which PSU lender decided to aggressively market its gold loan scheme for farmers to prevent defaults after the agriculture sector witnessed a sharp spike in bad debt in the past one year?
1. Union Bank
2. United Bank of India
3. Industrial Development Bank of India
4. State Bank of India
3- The enigmatic leader of North Korea who led his nation for 17 years through a devastating famine while frustrating the United States and other global powers with approach to talks on giving up nuclear arms in return for food and other assistance died on 17 December 2011 after he suffered a massive heart attack. Name the leader.
1. Kim Jong-il 
2. Kim II-sung
3. Kim Jong-un
4. Kim Jong-chul
4- Who amongst the following is NOT a famous writer?
1. Sania Mirza
2. V.S.Naipaul
3. Chetan Bhagat
4. Khushwant Singh
5. Namita Gokhale
5- India has an agreement with USA for producing energy in the form of
1. Hydraulic
2. Thermal
3. Nuclear
4. Solar
6- Which of the following awards is given to sports persons in India?
1. Shantiswarup Bhatnagar Awards
2. Arjuna Award 
3. Kalidas Samman
4. Sarswati Samman
7- Who amongst the following can take benefit of the Social Security Fund established by the Govt. of India for unorganized workers?
1. Primary School Teacher
2. Employee of Sugar Factory
3. Textile Mazdoor
4. Rickshaw Puller
5. Clerk in a factory
8- In case a major war breaks out between two nations, which of the following organization/agencies will be seen in the battle field, in additional to the armies of the fighting parties?
1. WTO
2. Red Cross 
9- Who defeated ace badminton player and World No. 4 Saina Nehwal of India in the women’s singles final of the $500000 BWF World Super Series badminton championship in China on 18 December 2011?
1. Zhang Ning
2. Xie Singfang
3. Xu Huaiwen
4. Wang Yihan
10- Which of the following are the key features of the Draft National Food Security Bill?
I. Every person shall have the right of access to sufficient and safe food either directly or by purchasing the food.
II. The Central and state governments shall share the financial cost of procuring, storing and distributing food grains to the population entitled to it.
III. There are special provisions for pregnant and lactating mothers, children in the 0-6 age group, destitute homeless and disaster affected persons.
IV. The state governments shall provide all children upto class VIII freshly cooked meal in all schools run by local bodies and the government.
1. Only I & II
2. Only II
3. I, II, III
4. All of these