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August 2012 Current Affairs & GK Questions for IBPS RRB Clerk Exam

Here are some latest Current Affairs & General Knowledge Questions with answers for your upcoming Bank Exams & other competitive exams. These questions are of August 2012 & helps alot in your exam.

How many Arjuna trophies were announced for the year 2012?
25

Who was presented with 20th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award?
D.R. Mehta

Where in Bihar National youth festival will be held for 2nd time?
Patna, 5-day festival from January 12th 16th 2013

Name the Indian cricketer who retired from international cricket recently.
V.V.S.Laxman

Who was crowned as Miss World 2012?
Miss China PR, Wenxia Yu

Which Indian state stood 1st to achieve 18% agriculture growth rate during year 2011-12?
Madhya Pradesh

Name the cricketer who rang the closing bell at NASDAQ to commemorate India’s 66th Independence Day.
Anil Kumble

Which Indian state will host 4th Indo-Global Education Summit?
Hyderabad

Name the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba who visited India to participate in the 1st India-CELAC Troika meeting held at New Delhi.
Rogelio Sierra Diaz

13 Indian Army and Air Force officers were recently awarded which award?
Shaurya Chakra – 3rd highest gallantry medal

Which world’s biggest restaurant chain is all set to open its first ever all-vegetarian outlet in Punjab?
Subway

Why was Deputy Governor K.C.Chakrabarty in news recently?
RBI granted extension of 2 years until 30th June 2014

Which country recalled thousands of China-made cars recently?
Australia

Who is appointed as CEO of Sify Technologies Limited?
Kamal Nath

Which Indian state is set to organise 19th state youth festival from 30th August to 1st September 2012?
Sirsa, Haryana

Name the online publishing website launched by co-founders of twitter.
medium.com

Name the personality known as ‘Father of Hindi’ in South Africa to be honoured by India at the World Hindi Conference by unveiling his bronze statue.
Pandit Nardevji Vedalankar

Which bird was declared as state bird by the Delhi Government?
House Sparrow

Government of India recently enacted the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006 covering entire country except which state?
Jammu and Kashmir

From which station was the AC-double decker train flagged off in India?
Sarai Rojilla Station

Name the team who won their 2nd consecutive Olympic hockey gold.
Netherlands

What is the total amount finalised for Delhi’s Annual Plan 2012-13?
Rs.15,862 crores

Name the German bank which is in its final stage to launch trading hub in Tokyo.
Bundesbank

Which Indian state has been selected as a pilot state for launching e-Biz (Government to Business) project?
Odisha

SEBI recently allowed which instrument as valid address proof investors?
Aadhaar Card

Who is appointed as Prime Minister of Mongolia?
Norov Althanhuyag

Where was the World Tribal Day observed in India?
Ranchi, Jharkhand

Who will be appointed as Chief economic advisor in the finance ministry department of India?
Raghuram Rajan

Which drink in India is suggested by Parliament panel to be declared as National drink?
Tea

Which Indian state could lead to zero-population growth rate in 25 to 30 years according to its State Urbanisation Report?
Kerala

Which weather pattern can cause widespread drought in Australia, parts of Africa, Southeast Asia and India?
El Nino

Which position in public sector banks may have 5-year term in future?
Chairman or Chiefs of Public Sector banks

Name the provision introduced by government through Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2011 to take over unclaimed amount of inoperative fixed deposit accounts of over 10 years.
Depositor Education and Awareness Fund

Name the repositories who will be involved to manage e-insurance.
NSDL, CDSL, Stock Holding Corporation of India, Karvy Group and CAMS Repository Services Ltd.

How is Dubbed Gauss known in technology world?
A virus capable of spying on financial transactions, email and social networking activities

Who replaces Keshub Mahindra as Chairman of Mahindra and Mahindra?
Anand Mahindra

Who is elected as Vice-President of India for 2nd term in 2012?
Hamid Ansari

Where was the International Yogasan Championship 2012 held?
Hong Kong

With what objective did Exim bank launched $500 million bond guarantee program recently?
To enhance credit availability to domestic companies wanting to sell their bonds in international markets

Where in Rajasthan SEBI inaugurated its office?
Jaipur

Who has been given the additional charge of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Ministry as Vilasrao Deshmukh’s condition is critic?
Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi

Name the scientist who was awarded Panjabrao Deshmukh Woman Agriculture Scientists Award for the year 2011.
Vijayakumari Narukulla

Which 2 Indian public sector banks would open branches in Pakistan in near terms?
Punjab National Bank and Bank of India

Name the Pakistani banks whom State Bank of Pakistan have granted to open branches in India.
National Bank of Pakistan and United Bank Ltd.

Name the bearish economist who branded the London Olympics an ‘economic failure’.
Nauriel Roubini

Who became the 1st tennis players to win 4 Olympic gold medals?
Venus Williams and Serena Williams

Name the monsoon festival which began in Gujarat and will end on 1st September 2012.
Saputara festival

What is the minimum increased wage for unskilled labourers in Kerala?
Rs.215 per day from Rs.150

Name the act which allows the state government to ban illegal strikes which came into effect on 3rd August 2012.
Maharastra Essential Service Maintenance Act 2011

Who took over as leader of the house in Lok sabha in India?
Sushilkumr Shinde

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