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Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-Answers March 2013, March 18-March 24

Mar 25, 2013 18:20 IST

The quizzes of this week are completely based upon the incidences that occurred across the world. Like opening of world’s largest concentrated solar power plant, reports of largest Arm exporter and importer of the world and more. Solve the quizzes and keep yourself updated.

1. The oil-rich United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 17 March 2013 officially opened the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant. What is the name of the plant?
a) Shams 1
b) Templin Solar Park
c) Templin Solar Park
d) Mesquite Solar project
Answer: (a) Shams 1

2. Which of the following statements about Shams 1, the Solar Power Plant are true?
I. The solar power plant opened is the 600-million dollar project which is aimed at providing electricity to 20000 homes.
II. The Plant was inaugurated in Madinat Zayed by the President of UAE and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
III. The solar power plant was constructed over a three-year period by an international conglomerate, with UAE’s Masdar having 60 percent stake, France’s Total having a 20 percent interest and Spain’s Abengoa which has a 20 percent stake.
IV. UAE is now producing 92 percent of the total renewable energy produced by the members of Gulf Cooperation Council, a political and economic union of the Arab states bordering the Persian Gulf.
a) Statements I, and III are true
b) Statements I, II and III are true
c) Statements II, III and IV are true
d) All the four statements are true
Answer: (b) Statements I, II, and III are true

3. A Swedish think tank, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute in the Month of March 2013 mentioned China as the world's fifth largest arms exporter after US, Russia, Germany and France. Which of the following countries are the top five largest importers of Arms?
a) India, China, Pakistan, South Korea and Singapore
b) India, Pakistan, Brazil, South Africa and Myanmaar
c) India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, North Korea, Indonesia
d) England, India, China, Russia and Japan
Answer: (a) India, China, Pakistan, South Korea and Singapore

4. Name the country that recently approved the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2012-2013?
a) US
b) Britain
c) Germany
d) Vatican
Answer: (b) Britain

5. The President of Egypt Dr. Mohamed Morsy visited India from 18 March 2013 to 20 March 2013. During his visit to India, several deals were signed. Which of the statements in context of the signed deals are true?
I. MoU on Cooperation in Information and Communication Technology
II. Agreement between the Government of Egypt the Government of India for Upgradation of a Vocational Training Centre at Shourba El Kheima, Cairo, Egypt
III. Letter of Intent on launch services of the Egyptian Nano Satellite EGYCUBESAT-1 on board the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) by Antrix Cooperation Ltd
IV. MoU for cooperation in the fields of Protection, Preservation, Promotion and Management of Cultural Heritage
a) Statements I, and III are true
b) Statements I, II and III are true
c) Statements II, III and IV are true
d) All the four statements are true
Answer: (d) All four Statements are true

 

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