Sunday, November 6, 2011

BANK EXAMS GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE QUESTIONS

1. Where did the representatives of 27 countries meet in November 2011 to evolve a consensus-based mechanism that will ensure stability and prosperity in the wartorn Afghanistan? (External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna attended this conference)
1) Kabul
2) Istanbul
3) Islamabad
4) New Delhi
5) New York

2. Nabam Tuki was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of which of the following states in November 2011?
1) Sikkim
2) Manipur
3) Meghalaya
4) Tripura
5) Arunachal Pradesh

3. Agriculture accounts for what per cent of India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?
1) 16%
2) 28%
3) 56%
4) 32%
5) 25%

4. Michael Chilufya Sata has become the President of which of the following African countries?
1) Tanzania
2) Zambia
3) Malawi
4) Mozambique
5) Zimbabwe

5. The Union Cabinet has approved the Mines and Mineral Development and Regulation (MMDR) Bill, 2011. This bill provides for mining companies to keep aside what per cent of their net profits for a Mineral Development Fund to be used for the rehabilitation of project-affected people in the tribal areas of India?
1) 25%
2) 26%
3) 49%
4) 30%
5) 35%

6. Who is the Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister and the Director-General of the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO)?
1) V.G.Sekaran
2) Avinash Chander
3) V.K.Saraswat
4) Radhakrishna
5) Kasturi Rangan

7. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has been appointed as external auditor of which of the following organizations?
1) IAEA & WTO
2) WTO & UNESCO
3) UNICEF & UNESCO
4) IAEA & WIPO
5) None of these

8. Which of the following days is observed as The International Day of Non-Violence?
1) January 30
2) October 31
3) October 2
4) October 24
5) January 12

9. Anwar al-Awlaki, an influential leader of the al-Qaeda, was killed in a drone attack recently. In which country was he killed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the USA?
1) Pakistan
2) Yemen
3) Saudi Arabia
4) USA
5) Afghanistan

10. Who has become the first woman jawan in the Indian Army?
1) Poonam Kaur
2) Dimple Singla
3) Shanti Tigga
4) Nandana Sen
5) None of these

11. The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Hamid Karzai signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) in New Delhi in October 2011. Hamid Karzai is the President of which of the following countries?
1) Syria
2) Oman
3) Pakistan
4) Afghanistan
5) Iran

12. Bhagwat Jha Azad passed away recently. He was the former Chief Minister of which of the following states?
1) Uttar Pradesh
2) Madhya Pradesh
3) Bihar
4) Jammu & Kashmir
5) Uttarakhand

13. Saul Perlmutter, Adam Reiss and Brian Schmidt have jointly won the 2011 Nobel Prize in which of the following subjects?
1) Physics
2) Chemistry
3) Medicine
4) Literature
5) Economics

14. Global ratings firm Moody's Investors Service has downgraded which Indian bank's Bank Financial Strength Rating (BFSR), or Standalone rating, to 'D+' from 'C-' ?
1) SBI
 2) IOB
3) OBC
4) Canara Bank
5) Vijaya Bank

15. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the University of Lausanne to establish Rabindranath Tagore Chair on Indian Studies in October 2011. In which country is this university situated?
1) Denmark
2) Switzerland
3) Sweden
4) Norway
5) Netherlands

16. Who defended the double trap gold medal in the Shooting World Cup Finals in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates in October 2011?
1) Ronjan Sodhi
2) Hu Binyuan
3) Gagan Narang
4) Abhinav Bindra
5) None of these

17. Which of the following international agencies granted full membership to Palestine recently?
1) UNO
2) UNESCO
3) WTO
4) IMF
5) None of these

18. Renault will launch its compact car "Pulse" in India in 2012. To which country does this car maker belong?
1) USA
2) Germany
3) Italy
4) Japan
5) France

19. President Pratibha Patil visited Switzerland recently. Who is the President of Switzerland?
1) Micheline Calmy-Ray
2) Cristina Fernandez
3) Mary McAleese
4) Rosa Otunbayeva
5) None of these

20. Who became the first cricketers ever to be convicted for fixing a part of a match in November 2011?
1) Salman Butt & Salim Malik
2) Salman Butt & Mohammad Asif
3) Mohammad Asif & Salim Malik
4) Herschelle Gibbs & Salman Butt
5) None of these

21. Which of the following countries is not a member of BASIC?
1) China
2) India
3) Brazil
4) South Africa
5) Australia

22. Which of the following sports personalities were commissioned as Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army in November 2011?
1) Abhinav Bindra & Sachin Tendulkar
2) Viswanathan Anand & Gagan Narang
3) Abhinav Bindra & Gagan Narang
4) Mahendra Singh Dhoni & Vijender Singh
5) Mahendra Singh Dhoni & Abhinav Bindra

23. Who, at the age of 24, became the youngest Formula One driver to win back-to-back world championships in October 2011?
1) Sebastian Vettel (Germany)
2) Jenson Button (UK)
3) Fernando Alonso (Spain)
4) Mark Webber (Australia)
5) Lewis Hamilton (UK)

24. Who is the author of the book "Revolution 2020"?
1) Arundhati Roy
2) Amitav Ghosh
3) Chetan Bhagat
4) Sharmila Bose
5) None of these

25. Representatives from BASIC countries met in which of the following cities to seek consensus on climate change issues to pave the way for the Durban climate change conference at the end of this year?
1) Beijing
2) New Delhi
3) Mumbai
4) Shanghai
5) None of these

26. Identify the incorrect statement
1) The State Bank Group has 25,000 ATMs, out of which SBI alone has 20,087.
2) The State Bank Group now has 18,181 branches, out of which SBI alone has 13,500 plus branches.
3) SBI will add 10,000 ATMs annually for the next three years.
4) The 9,000th rural, semi-urban (RUSU) branch of the State Bank Group was opened at Sundargarh in Orissa recently.
5) H.S. Upendra Kamath assumed charge as Chairman of State Bank of India in April 2011.

27. Who has taken over as Chairman of the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) from April 1, 2011?
1) M.V. Nair
2) M.D. Mallya
3) K.R.Kamath
4) Alok Misra
5) None of these

28. Who has been elected as chairman of the executive board of the Indian School of Business (ISB)?
1) Anil Ambani
2) Rahul Bajaj
3) Sunil Mittal
4) Adi Godrej
5) N.R. Narayana Murthy

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