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International Current Affairs (Civil Service Examination), Questions and Answers, GK for UPSC, Bank PO & All Exams

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1. Consider the following statements: [2008]
1. Orange Prize is awarded to a work of published fiction in English by a woman.
2. Pulitzer Prize is awarded by the Commonwealth Foundation to a citizen of any Commonwealth country for any literary work in English.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


2. Who was Leander Paes’s partner when he won Doubles Final in the US Open Tennis Tournament, 2006? [2007]


3. In the latter half of the year 2006, in which one of the following countries did a military coup take place? [2007]


4. Where was the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+10) held? [2008]


5. Near the end of the year 2006, which one of the following countries was suspended from the Commonwealth after a military coup? [2007]


6. Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Prize winner from Kenya is known for her contribution to which one of the following? [2007]


7. In the year 2007, an earthquake led to massive radioactive water leakage in the largest nuclear plant in the world. In which country did it occur? [2008]


8. Which one of the following cities has been the venue of the Asian Games for the maximum number of times from the year 1951 to the year 2006? [2007]


9. Which one of the following pairs of countries joined the European Union in January 2007? [2007]


10. Which one of the following countries recently upgraded its defence agency to a full defence ministry? [2007]


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