IAS: Current Affairs Questions (Practice_Test 15 of 17)

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  1. Who has been crewned Miss Earth Talent 2010 after beating 17 other contestants at a talent competition in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam?

    1. Jennifer Pazmino

    2. Watsaporn Wattanakoon

    3. Yeidy Bosquez

    4. Nicole Faria

    5. None of these

    Answer: d

  2. Who won the 21st Lal Bahadur Shastri hockey tournament?

    1. ONGC

    2. Indian Oil

    3. Air India

    4. Indian Railways

    5. None of these

    Answer: c

  3. Which country has recently won the ICC Inter Continental Cup in Dubai?

    1. Kenya

    2. Scotland

    3. Afghanistan

    4. China

    5. None of these

    Answer: c

  4. World leaders from 193 countries signed a new global climate regime on Dec 11 called

    1. Cancun Agreement

    2. Kyoto Agreement

    3. Copenhagen Agreement

    4. London Agreement

    5. None of these

    Answer: a

  5. Mobile banking is set to get a boost form IMPS, which stands for

    1. Inter-Bank Mobile Payment Service

    2. Inter-Bank Money Payment Service

    3. Inter-Bank Money Payment System

    4. Inter-Bank Money Payment System

    5. None of these

    Answer: a

  6. With the aim of giving a fillip to development schemes in tribal and backward regions, mostly affected by Naxal violence, the Cabinet Committee on Economic affairs (CCEA) has approved the commencement of an Integrated Action Plan (IAP) in

    1. 20 districts

    2. 40 districts

    3. 60 districts

    4. 100 districts

    5. None of these

    Answer: c

  7. Name of the animal rights crusader who was presented the shining World Compassion Award along with a cheque for 20, 000 dollars from Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association.

    1. Vandana Shiva

    2. Sunita Narain

    3. Maneka Gandhi

    4. Sunder Lal Bahuguna

    5. None of these

    Answer: c

  8. Name the founder of the whistleblower website Wikileaks.

    1. Julin Assange

    2. Navi Pillay

    3. Phillip Adams

    4. BenLaurie

    5. None of these

    Answer: a

  9. Name the country's only government award for an environmental film.

    1. Vasudha Award

    2. Vasundhara Award

    3. Vaishali Award

    4. Vriksha Mistra Award

    5. None of these

    Answer: a

  10. The controversial UDRS system used in cricket is

    1. Universal Decision Review System

    2. Unified Decision Review System

    3. Umpire Decision Review System

    4. Unmanned Decision Review System

    5. None of these

    Answer: c