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GK & Current Affairs: June 2, 2014


2014- 06- 04 11:06:45 GKToday

1. Mamnoon Hussain is t he current (June 2014) president of __?


[A]Pakist an
[B]Bangladesh
[C]Malaysia
[D]Iraq
Pakistan
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2. World's f irst complet e granit e t emple is locat ed in which among t he
f ollowing st at es of India?
[A]Karnat aka
[B]Bihar
[C]T amil Nadu
[D]Andhra Pradesh
T amil Nadu
T he Brihadeeshwar t emple at T hanjavur (T amil Nadu), built by Rajaraja Chola I
is t he world's f irst complet e granit e t emple. Brihadeeshwar t emple is t he best
example of excellent workmanship, grandeur and it has st ood t he t est imony
of t ime wit h it s magnif icent cent ral dome which is a great at t ract ion f or one
and all. T he t emple has been declared as a UNESCO World Herit age Sit e.
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3. Now a days, Google and ot her Int ernet / email services rely on a f orm of
encrypt ion abbreviat ed as T LS. Which among t he f ollowing is t he correct f ull
f orm of T LS?
[A]T ransport Layer Securit y
[B]T hread Level Securit y
[C]T ransmission Line Securit y
[D]T unnelling Layer Securit y
T ransport Layer Security
Google and ot her Int ernet services rely on a f orm of encrypt ion known as
T ransport Layer Securit y, or T LS.
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4. T he share of deposit s t hat banks must maint ain in saf e and liquid asset s
such as government securit ies, is known as ?

[A]Repo
[B]Reverse Repo
[C]SLR
[D]CRR
SLR
St at ut ory Liquidit y Rat io or SLR is t he share of deposit s t hat banks must
maint ain in saf e and liquid asset s such as government securit ies. Recent ly,
RBI has reduced t he st at ut ory liquidit y rat io (SLR) of scheduled commercial
banks by 50 basis point s f rom 23 per cent t o 22.5 per cent of t heir deposit s.
T his will augment t he lendable resources of banks.
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5. T he Mount Gorichen is one of t he highest peaks of ____?
[A]Assam
[B]Arunachal Pradesh
[C]Nagaland
[D]T ripura
Arunachal Pradesh
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6. Who among t he f ollowing has become t he f irst Indian t o receive Harvard
Medal?
[A]A P J Kalam
[B]Anand Mahindra
[C]Rat an T at a
[D]Mukesh Ambani
Anand Mahindra
Anand G Mahindra, Mahindra Group chairman became t he f irst Indian t o
receive t he prest igious Harvard Medal. He was chosen f or t his award f or his
dedicat ion, generosit y and service t o t he universit y.
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7. Recent ly, India has replaced which one of t he f ollowing count ries t o become
t he second largest export er of t ext iles in t he world?
[A]It aly
[B]Bangladesh
[C]Indonesia
[D]Malaysia
Italy
India overt ook It aly t o become t he second largest t ext ile export er in t he world.
T his was revealed by t he recent dat a released by Unit ed Nat ions Comt rade in
Global T ext iles as well as Apparel Export s. China remains t he largest t ext ile

export er in t he world.
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8. In t erms of Geographical area, which among t he f ollowing is correct rank of
newly f ormed T elangana st at e among all st at es of India?
[A]10t h
[B]12t h
[C]15t h
[D]16t h
12th
In t erms of populat ion and area T elangana is 12t h largest st at e in t he count ry.
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9. Which among t he f ollowing st at es does not share a border wit h T elangana?
[A]Maharasht ra
[B]Karnat aka
[C]Jharkhand
[D]Chhat t isgarh
Jharkhand
T elangana is bordered by t he st at es of Maharasht ra t o t he nort h and nort hwest , Karnat aka t o t he west , Chhat t isgarh t o t he nort h-east and Andhra
Pradesh t o t he Sout h and east . It shares a small border wit h Odisha also.
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10. Gariphema which has been declared t he Indias f irst t obacco-f ree
village is locat ed in which st at e?
[A]Assam
[B]Arunachal Pradesh
[C]Nagaland
[D]T ripura
Nagaland
Gariphema village in Nagaland has been declared t he count rys f irst t obaccof ree village. T he declarat ion was made on t he occasion of World No T obacco
Day.
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