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GK & Current Affairs: April 22-23, 2014


2014- 04- 25 14:04:21 GKToday

1. According t o t he Global Inf ormat ion T echnology Report 2014, which count ry
was placed f irst in t erms of leveraging inf ormat ion and communicat ion
t echnologies (ICT )?
[A]Finland
[B]Brazil
[C]Sweden
[D]Singapore
Finland
India slid down t o 83rd spot among 148 economies in t erms of leveraging
inf ormat ion and communicat ions t echnologies f or growt h and well being,
according t o t he Global Inf ormat ion T echnology Report 2014. Finland was
placed in t he f irst place, f ollowed by Singapore and Sweden in t he second and
t hird sport s.
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2. T he ASBA (Applicat ion Support ed by Blocked Amount ) plat f orm t o f acilit at e
smoot h part icipat ion in t he init ial public of f ering market was int roduced by
___?
[A]RBI
[B]SEBI
[C]BSE
[D]NSE
SEBI
SEBI has int roduced t he ASBA (Applicat ion Support ed by Blocked Amount )
plat f orm in 2008 t o f acilit at e smoot h part icipat ion in t he init ial public of f ering
(IPO) market .
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3. Recent ly, Vikt or Orban has been re-elect ed as Prime Minist er of which
count ry?
[A]Spain
[B]Holland
[C]Hungary
[D]Philippines
Hungary
Vikt or Orban re-elect ed t o a t hird t erm as Prime Minist er of Hungary. He
declared vict ory in Hungarys parliament ary elect ion, winning a second

consecut ive t erm. Orbans Fidesz part y won 44.6% of t he vot e.


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4. Which among t he f ollowing cit ies holds t he sobriquet s t he cit y of it ar
(perf ume)?
[A]Lucknow
[B]Kannauj
[C]Varanasi
[D]Bhopal
Kannauj
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5. T he Framework Convention f or the Protection of National Minorities is
a mult ilat eral t reat y of t he ___?
[A]Council of Europe
[B]European Union
[C]ASEAN
[D]European Parliament
Council of Europe
T he Framework Convent ion f or t he Prot ect ion of Nat ional Minorit ies is a
mult ilat eral t reat y of t he Council of Europe aimed at prot ect ing t he right s of
minorit ies. It came int o ef f ect in 1998 and it had been rat if ied by 39 member
st at es.
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6. Who among t he f ollowing has been appoint ed as Indias f irst ambassador
t o t he separat e Indian mission t o ASEAN & East Asia summit ?
[A]Sudha Krishnan
[B]Suresh K Reddy
[C]Rajiv Jain
[D]Aravind Nair
Suresh K Reddy
Suresh K Reddy current ly ambassador of India t o Iraq, has been appoint ed t o
t he separat e Indian mission t o ASEAN and East Asia summit .
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7. Which among t he f ollowing count ries is / are non-part ies t o Non-Prolif erat ion
t reat y?
1.India
2.Pakist an
3.Sout h Korea
4.China

5.Russia
Chose t he correct answer f rom t he codes given below:
[A]Only 1, 2 & 3
[B]Only 1, 2 & 4
[C]Only 2, 3 & 4
[D]Only 1 & 2
Only 1, 2 & 3
T he t reat y on t he Non-Prolif erat ion of Nuclear Weapons or Non-Prolif erat ion
t reat y ent ered int o f orce in 1970. T he f our Unit ed Nat ions member st at es
have never joined t he t reat y are India, Israel, Pakist an and Sout h Sudan.
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8. T he Marshall Islands, is an island count ry locat ed in ___?
[A]Indian Ocean
[B]Nort hern Pacif ic Ocean
[C]Sout hern Pacif ic Ocean
[D]Ant arct ic Ocean
Northern Pacif ic Ocean
T he Marshall Islands or t he Republic of t he Marshall Islands is an island count ry
locat ed in t he nort hern Pacif ic Ocean. It has t he populat ion of 68,480 people
spread over 24 low-lying coral at olls, comprising 1,156 individual islands and
islet s.
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9. Which among t he f ollowing organisat ions publishes t he Global Inf ormat ion
T echnology Report , annually?
[A]World Economic Forum
[B]World T rade Organisat ion
[C]Int ernat ional T elecommunicat ion Union
[D]World Bank
World Economic Forum
T he World Economic Forum t oget her wit h INSEAD publishes t he Global
Inf ormat ion T echnology Report .
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10. T he Solid carbon dioxide is mainly used as ___?
[A]Drying agent
[B]Cooling agent
[C]Preservat ive
[D]As an ant isept ic
Cooling agent
Solid carbon dioxide is called as dry ice. It is t he solid f orm of carbon dioxide. It

is used primarily as a cooling agent .


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