(Premium) Current Affairs MCQs: June 2013

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National Issues:

1. Recently the Government of India has sold it's 6 percent stake of which of the following to get closer to its disinvestment target for the fiscal ?

a. Nalco
b. Balco
c. Hindalco
d. HMT

2. Recently an agreement has been signed by the India Post with which of the following for developing a rural Service delivery Platform ?

a. Wipro
b. Infosys
c. Microsoft
d. None of these.

3. Which of the following has been awarded with 'National Tourism Award 2011-12' for the best maintained and disabled-friendly monument ?

a. Mahabalipuram Group of Monuments
b. Fatehpur Sikri Group of Monuments, Agra
c. Humayun Tomb, Delhi
d. Konark Temple, Odisha

4. Consider the following statements:

1. The prestigious Saraswati Samman is constituted by the K.K. Birla Foundation.
2. The award carries a cash reward of Rs. 10 Lakh, a citation and a Plaque.
3. Malayalam Poetess Sugathakumari has been chosen for the Saraswati Samman 2012.

Which of the above Statement is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 Only
b. 1 and 3 Only
c. 2 and 3 Only
d. All of the Above

5. Consider the following statements regarding the 60th National Film Awards:

1. 'SPIRIT' depicting the ills of alcoholism bagged the best film on Social issues.
2. The best actress award was given to Usha Jadhav.
3. The best actor award was given Jointly to Irfan Khan and Vikram Gokhale.

Which of the above Statement is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 Only
b. 2 and 3 Only
c. 1 and 3 Only
d. All of the Above


1. Japanese automotive giant Isuzu Motors will set up a manufacturing facility at which of the following place?

a. Sri city (Andhra Pradesh)
b. Singur(west Bengal)
c. Pune (Maharashtra)
d. Saanand (Gujrat)

2. What is the Percentage of FDI is allows in the defence Sector in India, Presently ?

a. 49 Percent
b. 26 Percent
c. 74 Percent
d. 100 Percent

3. The National Manufacturing Policy aims to raise the Share of manufacturing in GDP is ?

a. 25 Percent
b. 40 Percent
c. 35 Percent
d. 20 Percent

4. Recently the Government has announced to add five new markets under the Focus Market Scheme of export promotion, they are ?

a. New Zealand, Cayman Island, Latvia, Lithuania and Bulgaria.
b. Brazil, South Africa, Mexico, Japan and South Korea.
c. U. A. E , Saudi Arab, Oman, Kazakhstan and Iran.
d. None of these.

5. In context of the NASSCOM’s initiative ‘10000 start-ups’ consider the following statements:

1. The Programme would incubate and fund the startups over the next 10 years
2. This initiative will be vital to realize the industry vision of 300 billion US dollar by 2020.

Which of the above is/are correct ?

a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 or 2

Science & Technology:

1. Consider the following statements:

1. Recently India has successfully tested the first maiden flight of the Submarine variant of Brahmos Missile.
2. India became the first country in the world to successfully tested the vertical launch of a Supersonic cruise missile from an underwater platform.

Which of the above is/are correct ?

a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 or 2

2. Consider the following statements :

1. Novartis is an Swiss drug maker.
2. Glivec Medicine used in chronic blood cancer.

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

a. Both 1 & 2
b. only 1
c. only 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

3. In Which branch of science we studies cancer

a. Germetology
b. Oncology
c. Padeology
d. None of these