Current Affairs March 2012

Current Affairs Questions : March 2012
1. NKP Salve who passed away on 1 April 2012 was the president of BCCI, when the Indian cricket team won the cricket world cup in :
 (a) 1987
(b) 1996
(c) 2011
(d) 1983
Answer: (d)
2. Geeta Poghat, who on 1 April 2012 qualified for London Olympics 2012 belongs to which of the following sports?
(a) Wrestling
(b) Boxing
(c) Gymnastic
(d) Weight-Lifting
Answer: (A)
3. Name the Nobel Peace Prize winner who was named the winner of one of the world's leading religion prizes, Templeton Prize for 2012 by the John Templeton Foundation on 29 March 2012.
 a. The Dalai Lama
b. Tawakkol Karman
c. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
d. Baba Ram Dev
Answer: (a)
4. US Senate on 30 March 2012 confirmed career diplomat as ambassador to India. Identify the person in question.
a. William Clark, Jr.
b. Albert Peter Burleigh
c. Robert Blackwill
d. Nancy Powell
Answer: (d)
5. Amadou Toumani Toure, who was ousted from his position following a military coup, was the president of
 a. Tunisia
b. Azerbaijan
c. Mali
d. Maldives
Answer: (c)
6.  A former Director of Kashmiri American Council (KAC) was sentenced to two years in prison in a District Court in Eastern District of Virginia. Identify the person the statement is related with.
 a. Hafeez Saeed
b. Mushtaq Ahmed
c. David Coleman Headley
d. Gulam Nabi Fai
Answer: (d)

7. Who is crowned Miss India World 2012?
- Vanya Mishra
8. Name the cricket personality called ‘The Wall’ who retired from International cricket recently.
- Rahul Dravid
9. Which country has India agreed ‘in-principle’ to the participation in hydro power-projects in the North-East?
Bangladesh
10. Name the Tech-savvy state which set a record by winning the National Tourism Award for its website for 5th time in last 10 years.
Kerala
11. Which railway station became the first railway network to offer WiFi Internet:
Bangalore City Railway Station
12. Which state bagged the second best national award in the Comprehensive Development Of Tourism category?
Rajasthan
13. Name the men’s mixed doubles winner of the ATP Dubai Open 2012.
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna
14. When was the World’s oldest post office opened as it celebrates its 300th anniversary?
1712 in Sanquhar, London
15. Who won the women’s Kabaddi World Cup championship?
India
16. Who has been elected as Russian President?
Vladimir Putin
17. Name the 26/11 Mumbai terror survivor who has been selected as a flag bearer at the London 2012 Olympics.
Harnish Patel
18. Which part of India could possibly head towards 2nd green revolution with substantial increase in rice production?
Eastern states
19. When is the Earth Hour 2012 will be observed?
March 31st 2012 (8:30pm to 9:30pm)
20. BRICS Summit 2012 was held in:
New Delhi
21. What 2 agreements were signed by the development banks of BRICS countries to boost trade within BRICS nations?
Providing credit facility in local currencies and Facilitating confirmation of multilateral Letter of Credit
22. Where in India Guru Gobind Singh refinery will be inaugurated in April 2012?
Bathinda, Southwest Punjab
23. What value of funding has been approved by world bank for the Rajasthan agricultural competitiveness project in India?
$109 million
24. Which 2 states in India has the production of rice doubled?
Bihar and Jharkhand
25. Name the new tax norms which will come into effect from April 1st 2012.
GAAR – General Anti-Avoidance Rules
26. Name the Padma Bhushan awardeee who was honoured with ‘Proclamation by the City of New York’.
Shabana Azmi
27. What is the validity period for cheques and bank drafts in India from 1st April 2012?
3 months from the date of issue
28. Expand – NBFC
Non-Banking Finance Companies
29. Who has been named for Dada Saheb Phalke award?
Soumitra Chatterjee
30. Expand – NPCI
National Payment Corporation of India
31. Who retained his title of being the world’s richest Indian in Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s richest people?
Mukesh Ambani
32. What is the extended number of days for advance reservation of Indian railway tickets?
120
33. Which rank does India hold as per U5MR rates by UNICEF?
46th rank
34. Who was sworn in as Uttarkhand’s Chief Minister?
- Vijay Bahuguna
35. Who and at what age became 5th time Chief Minister of Punjab?
Parkash Singh Badal
36. Who is sworn as youngest Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh?
- Akhilesh Yadav  at the age of 38 years. 
37. Who won the Swiss Open 2012 title against China’s Shixian Wang?
Saina Nehwal
38. Who has been elected as German President?
Joachim Gauck
39.  Who will be appointed as Army chief to succeed Gen.V.K.Singh?
- Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh        Read More
40.  Which state will get its first commercial dairy for processing of camel milk into various products in Kutch district once the provision is made in its 2012-13 budget?
Gujarat
41.  Which IPL cricket team signed up with UNICEF in a bid to support the adolescent girls in India?
Delhi Daredevils
42. What is the hiked service tax announced in the annual budget 2012-13:
2%
43. Which former tennis player resigned from the board of the Kingfisher Airlines?
Vijay Amritraj
44. Expand – COAI
COAI – Cellular Operators Association of India
45. Expand – AUTSPI
AUTSPI – Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India
46. Who was sworn in as Uttarkhand’s Chief Minister?
Vijay Bahuguna
47. Which Indian NGO has been chosen for America’s first Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, for training and organising wastepickers and eliminating child labour from recycling?
Chintan
48. Which Bollywood female actor’s wax statue was unveiled at the Madame Tussauds wax museum?
Madhuri Dixit
49. Name India’s first 3D dance film.
ABCD (Any Body Can Dance)
50. Name the men’s mixed doubles winner of the ATP Dubai Open 2012.
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna