1. GK Current Affairs Quiz - February 2013

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1. Which among the following are correct about National Communal Harmony Award ?
1. The jury for the selection of National Communal Harmony Award is headed by President of India.
2. National Communal Harmony Award 2012 was won by FANS, Delhi.
3. National Communal Harmony Awards were instituted in 1996 by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony
4. The award carries a cash prize of Rupees five lakh.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 4 Only
(b) 2 and 4 Only
(c) 1 and 3 Only
(d) 2, 3 and 4

2. The 2013 Women Cricket world cup will be hosted by which country? 
a) India. 
b) Pakistan. 
c) Srilanka. 
d) South Africa

3. The eBiz portal for India’s Government-to-Business (G2B) is developed by 
a) HCL 
b) TCS 
c) Satyam 
d) Infosys

4. In a scientific breakthrough, the Global Research Team Decoded Gene Sequence of Chickpea(channa). Which among the following are true about Chickpea?
1. Chickpea or gram is the second largest pulse crop in the world, grown in about 11.5 million hectares.
2. It is grown mostly by poor farmers and in dry areas.
3. India is the largest producer (also importer and consumer) of chickpea.
4. The breakthrough promises improved grain yields and quality, greater drought tolerance and disease resistance, and enhanced genetic diversity.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 4 Only
(b) 2 and 4 Only
(c) 1 and 3 Only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

5. Which among the following are correct about POSCO project?
1. If executed, POSCO project would be the highest FDI is India.
2. POSCO is basically a North Korean company.
3. POSCO signed a memorandum of understanding in 2005 with Orissa to construct a $12 billion steel plant.
4. Various regulatory delays and controversies prevented the company from starting construction.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1, 3 and 4 Only
(b) 2 and 4 Only
(c) 1 and 3 Only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

6. An ancient statue known as Iron Man, that was recovered by a Nazi expedition in the 1930s was originally carved from a highly valuable meteorite named 
a) Willamette Meteorite 
b) Campo del Cielo 
c) Chinga meteorite 
d) MarĂ­lia Meteorite

7. According to Kelker committee, Government should remove the diesel subsidy by 
a) 2012-13 
b) 2013-14 
c) 2015 
d) 2020

8. According to India's first aquifer atlas, which state has the best ground water level as the water exploited is quickly replenished? 
a) Kerala 
b) Himachal Pradesh 
c) Tamil Nadu 
d) Goa

9. Which among the following countries has sent a money to space recently 
a) North Korea 
b) Iran 
c) Iraq 
d) South Africa

10. Name the new compression format that could drastically reduce the internet bandwidth currently used by video files 
a) H.265 codec 
b) C.265 codec 
c) H.235 codec 
d) C 235 codec

If you are able to answer 7 questions, your preparation is satisfactory

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