Current Affairs 28

General Knowledge – Current Affairs

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1. ONGC, on December 1, 2009, signed agreements to pick up 40 per cent interest in the $7.5-billion, Phase 12 of the gigantic South Pars gas field in-


2. The U.S. House of Representatives, on December 11, 2009, approved nearly $ 1.5 billion of assistance to – to be spent under the Kerry-Lugar legislation.


3. In the worst fire in Russian history, more than 100 people were killed and still more wounded in a nightclub in the Ural city of – in December 2009.


4. When in 2009 did U.S. President Obama lay out an aggressive strategy to end the war in Afghanistan by rapidly deploying 30,000 new troops to quell the Taliban insurgency?


5. The Nepali government, on December 4, 2009, held a Cabinet meeting at – in the Everest region, at an altitude of 17, 192 ft, endorsing a declaration on climate issues.


6. On which date in 2009 did the pass a Hose of Representatives pass a House bill the aims to impose sanctions on those foreign companies which export refined petroleum to Iran?


7. Three varieties of rice produced in – Pokkali, Navara and Palakkadan Matta-were registered as Geographical Indications (GI) in December 2009.


8. For the first time in the country, the – Government on December 9, 2009, released a Soil Nutrient Mp for optimum land use in the State.


9. On which data did the Cabinet clear the National Green Tribunal Bill for the settlement of civil disputes concerning environment-related issues?


10. Which country, on December 1, 2009, pledged to voluntary reduce its carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP by 40-45 per cent of 2005 levels, by 2020?


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