Friday, November 18, 2011

GENERAL AWARENESS MCQs FOR BANK EXAMS


1.Jose Graziano da Sliva of Brazil was elected in June 2011 as the Director-General of which of the following international organizations?
1) UNESCO
2) UNICEF
3) WHO
4) FAO
5) IAEA

2. Ranjan Mathai holds which of the following official positions?
1) Cabinet Secretary
2) Home Secretary
3) Finance Secretary
4) Defence Secretary
5) Foreign Secretary

3. Prakash Bakshi is the Chairman of which of the following institutions / banks?
1) SBI
2) IDBI Bank
3) SEBI
4) PNB
5) NABARD

4. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was reelected as the Prime Minister of which of the following countries in June 2011?
1) Israel
2) Turkey
3) Bangladesh
4) Pakistan
5) None of these

5. Which the following days is not observed in August?
1) Hiroshima Day
2) Nagasaki Day
3) Quit India Day
4) National Youth Day
5) National Sports Day

6. The 9,900 MW Jaitapur nuclear power project will be set up in collaboration with Areva Company of France. In which state is Jaitapur situated?
1) Rajasthan
2) Maharashtra
3) Karnataka
4) Orissa
5) Andhra Pradesh

7. With the collaboration of which of the following countries is the Koodankulam nuclear project in Tamil Nadu being established?
1) France
2) USA
3) Russia
4) Kazakhstan
5) Mongolia

8. Which is the first microfinance institution (MFI) in India to issue an Initial Public Offering (IPO)?
1) SKS
2) Basix
3) Spandana
4) Share
5) Aashirvad

9. Yogesh Agarwal is the chairman of which of the following regulators?
1) FMC
2) TRAI 3) SEBI
4) PFRDA
5) NABARD

10. Which of the following is an air to air missile?
1) Agni
2) Prithvi
3) Astra
4) Akash
5) Shourya

11. Identify the mismatched pair.
1) Amar Pratap Singh -CBI Director
2) Nehchal Sandhu - IB Director
3) Sanjeev Tripathi - RAW Director
4) R.K. Medhekar - NSG Director -General
5) Shiv Shankar Menon - NIA Director-General

12. Which of the following books is not written by V.S. Naipaul?
1) In a Free State
2) A Bend in the River
3) A House for Mr. Biswas
4) Development as Freedom
5) The Masque of Africa

13. The headquarters of Allahabad Bank are located in which of the following city?
1) New Delhi
2) Chennai
3) Kolkata
4) Allahabad
5) Mumbai

14. Identify the mismatched pair
Book -Author
1) Pakistan: The Gathering Storm- Benazir Bhutto
2) Songs of Blood and Sword- Fatima Bhutto
3) The Red Sari: When life is the Price of Power- Javier Moro
4) Daughter of the East- Sheikh Hasina
5) The Insider- P.V.Narasimha Rao

15. Which of the following is the oldest hockey tournament in India? (It was instituted in 1895)
1) Aga Khan Cup
2) Beighton Cup
3) Bombay Gold cup
4) Rangaswamy Cup
5) Obaidullah Khan Gold cup

16. Identify the mismatched pair with regard to the FIFA world cup football tournaments?
YEAR- HOST COUNTRY
1) 2010 -South Africa
2) 2014 -Brazil
3) 2018 -Russia
4) 2022 -USA
5) None

17. Al Jazeera's English news channel will be launched in India very soon. It is based in which of the following city?
1) Kuwait city
2) Riyadh
3) Doha
4) Tehran
5) Muscat

18. Which of the following statements about the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is not true?
1) OECD is an international economic organization founded to stimulate economic progress and world trade.
2) It has celebrated the 50th anniversary in 2011.
3) 34 states are its members.
4) Jose Angel Gurria of Mexico is the Secretary General of OECD.
5) Its headquarters are in Washington.

19. Every year the first Monday of October is observed as?
1) World Environment Day
2) World Habitat Day
3) World Diabetes Day
4) UNO Day
5) World Development Informat-ion Day

20. Which of the following city will host the 2014 winter Olympic Games?
1) Vancouver
2) Nagono
3) Salt Lake city
4) Sochi
5) None of these

21.Identify the mismatched pair
Bank -Punch Line
1) Andhra Bank -For all your needs
2) Vijaya Bank -A friend you can bank upon
3) Corporation Bank- A premier public sector bank
4) Canara Bank -Together we can
5) Allahabad Bank -Relationships beyond banking

22.Wikileaks founder Julian Assa-nge is in the news recently. To which country does he belong?
1) USA
 2) Sweden
3) UK
4) Australia
5) Canada

23.Identify the odd man out
1) Dena Bank
2) Bank of Maharashtra
3) Karnataka Bank
4) Bank of India
5) Central Bank of India

24.The Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) has been re-christened as?
1) MGNREGA
2) JNNURM
3) NRLM
4) Bharat Nirman
5) None of these

25.Which of these associate banks of SBI are fully owned by the State Bank of India?
1) SBT & SBH
2) SBM & SBT
3) SBT & SBBJ
4) SBH & SBP
5) None of these

26.POSCO steel project, India's largest FDI project worth $ 12 billion, got approval from the Environment and Forests Ministry to build a steel plant at Jagatsinghpur in Orissa. To which country does POSCO belong?
1) USA
2) UK
3) South Africa
4) Japan
5) South Korea

27. Identify the mismatched pair
COMPANY CEO
1) Pepsico Indra Nooyi
2) Nokia Sanjay Jha
3) Citigroup Vikram Pandit
4) Reckitt Benckiser Rakesh Kapoor
5) Adobe Systems Shantanu Narayen

28.Indian -American Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla has pledged half of his $ 1.4 billion fortune to charity. He is the co-founder of which of the following companies?
1) Google
2) Microsoft
3) Hotmail
4) Sun Microsystems
5) Yahoo!

29.In which year was the RBI Act passed?
1) 1934
2) 1935
3) 1949
4) 1947
5) None of these

30.Which bank has recently started "SMS Unhappy" service to address customer complaints?
1) SBI
2) SBH
3) Andhra Bank
4) Vijaya Bank
5) Bank of Baroda

31.Which bank is credited with the launching of the following projects?
A.Bank on Bike initiative for villages untouched by banking facilities so far was started in Medak district of Andhra Pradesh.
B. One Rupee Bank in Hyderabad for urban financial inclusion.
C. Kohinoor Banjara Premium Banking Centre in Hyderabad where minimum account balance is Rupees one crore.
1) SBH
2) Andhra Bank
3) ICICI Bank
4) SBI
5) HDFC Bank

32.The 4th advance estimates of food grain production for 2010-11was released on July 19, 2011. India has produced how many million tonnes of food grains during 2010-11?
1) 218.11
2) 234.47
3) 241.56
4) 252.47
5) None of these

33.Sushil Modi is the chairman of the empowered committee on goods and service tax (GST). He is the finance minister of which of the following states? (GST will replace VAT from April 1, 2012)
1) Gujarat
2) Bihar
3) Jharkhand
4) Rajasthan
5) Chhattisgarh

34. Which country accounted for 42 percent of total foreign direct investment (FDI) of $19.42 billion in 2010-11?
1) USA
2) UK
3) Mauritius
4) Cyprus
5) China

35. Identify the mismatched pair
1) Central Board of Film Certification- Sharmila Tagore
2) Children's Film Society of India-Nandita Das
3) National Commission for Women-Mamata Sharma
4) National Commission for STs-Rameshwar Oraon
5) National Commission for Protection of Child Rights -Shanta Sinha

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