Current Affairs Quiz - July 20

1. A 3 year study conducted by the University of Washington, Seattle, and the University of Los Angeles, California has finally concluded that Ayurveda medicines are more efficient in the treatment of a disease when compared to allopathy. Name the disease
A. Cancer
B. Kidney Stone
C. Rheumatoid arthritis

2. The media giant Rupert Murdoch is the owner of
A. News Corporation
B. The Wall Street Journal
C. Both

3. The entire hilly region of the Darjeeling district is administrated by a a semi-autonomous body of Nepali speaking Gorkha ethnic group.Name the administrative body.
A. Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council
B. Gorkha National Liberation Front
C. Gorkha Janmukti Morcha

4. Robben Island is situated in which country?
A. South Africa
B. Brazil
C. Canada

5. Financial Stability Report of India is released by
A. Ministry of Finance
B. Reserve Bank of India
C. Ministry of Economic Affairs

6. Tummalapalle in Andhra Pradesh could make India self sufficient in which mineral?
A. Uranium
B. Thorium
C. Gold

7. India's largest software exporting company
A. Infosys

8. The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the UNFCCC, aimed at fighting
A. Global warming
B. Water pollution
C. Air pollution

9. Gulf of Aden is situated in
A. Arabian Sea
B. Pacific Ocean
C. Atlantic Ocean

10. India is regarded as a country With "Demographic Dividend" This is due to (CSAT-2011)
A. Its high population in the age group below 15 years
B. Its high population in the age group of 15-64 years
C. Its high population in the age group above 65 years

Know More About Answers
 1. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that may affect many tissues and organs, but principally attacks synovial joints. About 1% of the world's population is afflicted by rheumatoid arthritis, women three times more often than men.
2. Rupert Murdoch and his company,News Corporation are in news due to phone hacking scandal.The Wall Street Journal is the largest newspaper in the United States, by circulation and it is published in New York City by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corporation.
3. Darjeeling district is the northernmost district of the state of West Bengal. It is also known as Queen of the Hills and its famous for its Darjeeling tea.The hilly area of the Darjeeling is dominated by Nepali speaking people who demands for a separate state.The recent agitation is leaded by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, a new political party. A tripartite agreement for the setting up of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration was signed between Mamata Banerjee, Chidambaram and GJM president Bimal Gurung.
4. Since the end of the 17th century, Robben Island has been used for the isolation of mainly political prisoners. Nelson Mandela(turned 93 on July 19th) spent 26 years in prison — for his opposition to apartheid — 18 of which were on Robben Island.(I can see Robben Island through my window;near to table mountain,its a place blessed with beauty!!)
5. The Reserve Bank of India released its Financial Stability Report (FSR) recently.An important conclusion is that the Indian financial system remains stable in the face of “some fragilities being observed in the global macro-financial environment”. Major economies around the world are slowing down even as the risks from global imbalances and sovereign debt crises remain. India's growth momentum too has slackened mainly due to the uncertainties in the global environment characterised by high energy and commodity prices. However, despite high inflation and fiscal concerns, India's fundamentals remain strong.
6. Uranium. Studies indicates that the place could be the largest uranium reserves in the world with a reserve of 1.5 lakh tonnes.
8. The UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) is an international environmental treaty with the goal of achieving the "stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system." The Protocol was initially adopted on 11 December 1997 in Kyoto, Japan, and entered into force on 16 February 2005. As of April 2010, 191 states have signed and ratified the protocol.
9. The Gulf of Aden is located in the Arabian Sea between Yemen and Somalia in the Horn of Africa. It connects with the Red Sea through the Bab-el-Mandeb strait, which is about 20 miles wide. The gulf is known by the nickname "Pirate Alley" due to the large amount of pirate activity in the area. An Indian Navy warship foiled a pirate attack on a Greek merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden today.