February 2010

1. Who among the following is the new chairman of Public Accounts Committee of Lok Sabha?
(A)Murli Manohar Joshi
(B)Yashwant Sinha
(C)L K Advani
(D)Gopinath Munde
(E)Jaswant Singh

2. Recently, after seven months of discussions, the name of a synthetic radioactive chemical element Copernicum (Cn) was officially endorsed by IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry). What is the atomic number of this element? (February 19, 2010)
(A)110
(B)111
(C)112
(D)113
(E)114

3. Who among the following recently became Australia’s first saint, after being approved by The Vatican for canonization?
(A)Mary MacKillop
(B)Joan Evans
(C)Janet Mead
(D)Vincent Whitty
(E)None of them

4. By which year the joint entrance examination (JEE) for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is likely to be abolished as the central government decides to work on a common entrance test for all government engineering colleges?
(A)2012
(B)2013
(C)2014
(D)2015
(E)2016

5. For which of the following sports would be organized Grand Club Championship from April 4, 2010 in India?
(A)Football
(B)Volleyball
(C)Basket Ball
(D)Hockey
(E)Cricket

6. Who among the following business people was recently in news for buying the colonial “East India Company” as the company has been relaunched in London this February?
(A)Sanjiv Mehta
(B)Bobby Thekkekara
(C)Karsanbhai Patel
(D)Suhas Gopinath
(E)None of them

7. Where is located India’s first petroleum, chemical and petrochemical investment region (PCPIR)?
(A)Cuttak
(B)Vizag
(C)Kochi
(D)Jamnagar
(E)Mumbai

8. Which of the following hospital chain of India recently opened India’s first department of interventional neurology ?
(A)Max Healthcare
(B)Apollo Hospitals
(C)Wockhardt Hospitals
(D)Fortis Helthcare
(E)None of them

9. In which month the Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) 2008 has came into effect?
(A)January 2009
(B)December 2009
(C)January 2010
(D)February 2010
(E)November 2009

10. Which country won the Hopman Cup (Tennis) 2010?
(A)France
(B)Spain
(C)Britain
(D)Italy
(E)Germany

11. Which state is the winner of BC Roy Trophy ? (2010)
(A)Karnataka
(B)Orissa
(C)Tamilnadu
(D)Andhra Pradesh
(E)None

12. On which of the following dates in March is observed as United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace?
(A)5
(B)8
(C)9
(D)12
(E)16

13. Which of the following districts of Karnataka was recently in news as Arcellor Mittal decides to locate its proposed six million tonne per annum steel plant in this district?
(A)Gulbarga
(B)Bellary
(C)Bidar
(D)Coorg
(E)Gadag

14.Recently India concluded her first-ever tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) with which of the following Tax heavens?
(A)Bermuda
(B)Belize
(C)Bahamas
(D)Anguilla
(E)Cyprus

15.Which among the following is not a party in the 6 Party Talks?
(A)United States
(B)China
(C)Russia
(D)France
(E)Japan

16.Who among the following is India’s first Oscar award winner?
(A)Satyajit Ray
(B)Guru Datt
(C)Bhanu Athaiya
(D)Gulzar
(E)Verma Malik

17.In which of the following states in India is coming up Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education and Development (MGIDE) which is being set up by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)?
(A)Meghalaya
(B)Nagaland
(C)Assam
(D)Manipur
(E)Mizoram

18.Recently which of the following noted film personality approached supreme court in his support to the Delhi High court’s decision of July 2009 which had recommended to the Union Government to suitably amend section 377, IPC in context with the gay sex?
(A)Shyam Benegal
(B)Siddharth Kak
(C)Prakash Jha
(D)Sai Paranjape
(E)None of them

19.Which of the following date is the date of International Mother Language Day recognized by United Nations which also signifies Language movement Day in Bangladesh?
(A)January 29
(B)February 21
(C)March 02
(D)February 27
(E)April 21

20.In which state is being Organized a Kabaddi World Cup in March 2010?
(A)Punjab
(B)Haryana
(C)Rajasthan
(D)Uttar Pradesh
(E)Uttarakhand

21.Augastino Rono who recently won the latest Edition of Chennai Marathon belongs to which of the following countries?
(A)Ghana
(B)Kenya
(C)Maldives
(D)South Africa
(E)Mauritius

22.In which of the following festivals is presented a Golden Bear Award?
(A)Berlin International Film Festival
(B)Cannes International Film Festival
(C)Montreal International Film Festival
(D)Moscow International Film Festival
(E)None of them

23.As per a recent study carried out by Population Council, Delhi and International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai in six states – Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharastra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu , which was released by Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad revealed what fraction of
girls get married before turning to 18 years ?
(A)25%
(B)35%
(C)50%
(D)55%
(E)65%

24.How many people were awarded Padma Vibhushan , the second highest civilian honor of India?
(A)4
(B)5
(C)6
(D)7
(E)8

25.Which of the following private sector bank recently started ‘Mobile Money Services’ in collaboration with Nokia and Obopay India , which enables transfer of money in a secured manner using the mobile device?
(A)Axis Bank
(B)Yes Bank
(C)ICICI Bank
(D)HSBC bank
(E)None of the above

26.Nodar Kumaritashvili an athlete who suffered a fatal crash during a training run for the 2010 Winter Olympics competition belonged to which of the following countries?
(A)Azerbaijan.
(B)Turkey
(C)Armenia
(D)Georgia
(E)None of them

27.Which of the following country recently successfully deployed a chemical oxygen iodine laser weapon (COIL) ,which is an infrared chemical laser?
(A)Russia
(B)China
(C)United States
(D)North Korea
(E)None of them

28.In which of the following countries was recently held Lantern festival (and is held every year on the 15th of the fist month of local calendar) ?
(A)Thailand
(B)Cambodia
(C)Myanmar
(D)Nepal
(E)China

29.The Chinese New year which started February 14, 2010 is a year of _____?
(A)Tiger
(B)Rabbit
(C)Dragon
(D)Snake
(E)Rat

30.In which country was started “Operation Moshtarak ” on February 13, 2010?
(A)Pakistan
(B)Afghanistan
(C)Turkey
(D)Iraq
(E)Iran

31.BMW Oracle Racing which has won 33rd America’s Cup (on February 14, 2010 ) belongs to which of the following countries?
(A)Italy
(B)United States
(C)France
(D)Canada
(E)None of them

32.In context with the Vancouver Olympics , who among the following has become Canada’s first ever Olympic gold medal winner on home soil?
(A)Jean-Luc Brassard
(B)Shane McConkey
(C)Alexandre Bilodeau
(D)Jeff Bean
(E)None of them

33.To which of the following country did United Nations Special send an special Enoy Tomas Quintana on a five day visit to assess the progress on human rights?
(A)Sri Lanka
(B)Myanmar
(C)Thailand
(D)Pakistan
(E)Afghanistan

34.Who among the following is the receiver of TED prize for 2010?
(A)Sylvia Earle
(B)James Nachtwey
(C)Jamie Oliver
(D)Cameron Sinclair
(E)Karen Armstrong

35.Which of the following East African country has been selected as global host of World Environment Day on 5 June 2010?
(A)Rwanda
(B)Congo
(C)Tanzania
(D)Uganda
(E)Burundi

 

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