Friday, July 20, 2012

GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR BANK EXAMS


1. Who among the following was re-elected as President of The Gambia in the election organised in November 2011 ?
1) Yahya Jammeh
2) Sadou Hayatou
3) Apolo Nsibambi
4) Ahmadou Ahidjo

2. Sushil Kumar was named as the brand ambassador of which of the following by the government recently ?
1) Indira Awas Yojana
2) National Rural Health Mission
3) National Rural Livelihoods Mission
4) Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

3. Who among the following was conferred with the Saraswati Samman-2010 for his epic novel "Mandra" on November 16, 2011 ?
1) S.L. Bhyrappa
2) Satyavarat Shastri
3) Dr. K. Satchidanandan
4) Vennikkulam Gopala Kurup

4. Anarkali Honaryar and Khaled Abu Awwad were conferred the 2011 'UNESCO ... Prize for the promotion of Tolerance and Non-violence' in November 2011
1) Dipankar Banerjee
 2) Mahatma Gandhi
3) Madanjeet Singh
4) Amartya Sen

5. Whose biography authored by Walter Isaacson was released on October 2011 ?
1) Henry Ford
2) Mark Zuckerberg
3) Bill Gates
4) Steve Jobs

6. Who is the Chairperson of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) ?
1) Yogesh Agharwal
2) Madhulika P. Sukul
3) Arvind Kumar
4) Padma Iyer Kaul

7. Pratap Bhanu Mehta is the President and Chief Executive of which of the following institutions ?
1) Centre for Policy Research
2) Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies
3) Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis
4) National Council for Applied Economic Research

8. Who won the Mrs. World 2011 title at the beauty pageant organised on Orlando, Florida, USA from December 6 to 15, 2011 ?
1) Sima Bakhar
2) April Lufriu
3) Diane Tucker
4) Natalya Shmarenkova

9. Aamir Khan was appointed as its Ambassador in India by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in November 2011. Which of the following pairs of UNICEF ambassadors in India and their area of work is / are matched currectly ?
I. Amitabh Bachchan - Polio
II. Aamir Khan - Nutrition
III. Sachin Tendulkar - Hand washing and Personal Hygiene
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) III and I only
4) I, II and III

10. Who was appointed as the Chairperson of the Committee on Government Assurances of the Lok Sabha in November 2011 ?
1) Supriya Sule
2) Sushma Swaraj
3) Maneka Gandhi
4) Deepa Dasmunshi

11. Justice Madan Bhimarao Lokur was sworn in as the Chief Justic of which High Court in November 2011 ?
1) Andhra Pradesh
2) Karnataka
3) Madras
4) Kerala

12. Chief Minister Mayawati announced a plan to drive Uttar Pradesh into four states - Purvanchal, Pashchim Pradesh, Bundelkhand and Awadh Pradesh on November 15, 2011. Which of the following has the highest number of districts ?
1) Purvanchal
2) Pashchim Pradesh
3) Bundelkhand
4) Awadh Pradesh

13. 'Vivek Express', India's longest distance train, was started in November 2011. Which of the following statements is / are correct ?
I. It starts from New Jalpaiguri and ends at Rameswaram
II. Its distance is approx 4286 km
III. The train passes through six states
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II and III only
4) III and I only

14. India's longest distance train 'Vivek Express' was launched in November 2011. It is the ........... longest distance train in the world
1) Fifth
2) Sixth
3) Seventh
 4) Eighth
 

15. Chief Minister Mayawati announced a plan to divide Uttar Pradesh into four states - Purvanchal, Pashchim Pradesh, Bundelkhand and Awadh Pradesh on November 15, 2011. Which of the following has the highest population ?
1) Purvanchal
2) Pashchim Pradesh
3) Bundelkhand
4) Awadh Pradesh

16. Which part of Pakistan was in news in November 2011 for a NATO helicopter raid that killed Pakistan Army soldiers ?
1) Punjab
2) Sindh
3) Balochistan
4) Federally Administered Triabl Areas

17. Which country hosted the East Asia Summit (EAS) organised in November 2011 ?
1) Indonesia
2) Philippines
3) Singapore
4) Thailand

18. Where was the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Summit organised in November 2011 ?
1) Phuket
2) Honolulu
3) Busan
4) Harbin

19. Which of the following became the first developed country to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol in December 2011 ?
1) Japan
2) USA
3) Canada
4) Australia

20. Which of the following has announced the establishment of a research & innovation centre in India aimed at prevention of telecommunication crime across the globe in December 2011 ?
1) Interpol
2) NATO
3) OECD
4) EU

21. Which country has divided the world into 11 constituencies in order to give its diaspora the right to elect their own Members of Praliament for the first time ?
1) France
2) UK
3) Brazil
4) USA

22. The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence 2011 were conferred on their winners in November 2011. Which of the following is / are matched correctly ?
I. Vijaya Malya - Business Leader of the year
II. Rahul Bhatia - Entrepreneur of the year
III. Nandan Nilekani - Policy Change Agent of the year
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II and III only
4) III and I only

23. Which of the following have been allowed to decide the interest rate offered on savings bank accounts by the RBI as on November 30, 2011 ?
I. Urban Co-operative Banks II. Regional Rural Banks
III. Scheduled Commercial Banks
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) III and I only
4) I, II and III

24. India has signed an agreement with the ........... to enhance co-operation in combating Money laundering and Terrorist Financing on November 24, 2011.
1) OECD
2) World Bank
3) Eurasian Group
4) European Union

25. A two-day international conference " ....... for the World 2011" was organized by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority of India (APED(a) in New Delhi in November 2011.
1) Rice
2) Tea
3) Coffee
4) Basmati

26. Which of the following has signed MoU with the Agriculture Ministry to collect and analyse data on foodgrain production and consumption in the country ?
1) National Sample Survey Office (NSSO)
2) Centre for Monitoring of India Economy (CMIE)
3) National Institute of Finance Management (NIFM)
4) National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER)

27. Which of the following was in news in December 2011 for its report 'World Economic Situation and Prospects 2012' that has projected a growth rate of 7.7% for the Indian
economy in 2012 ?
1) UNCTAD
2) WEF
3) IMF
4) WTO

28. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on November 21, 2011 issued guidelines to allow NBFCs to start infrastructure debt funds (IDFs) to provide long-term finance in infrastructure.
Which of the following statements about requirements for NBFCs wanting to set up IDFs is / are correct ?
I. NBFCs should have been operational for at least five years
II. NBFCs should have minimum net owned funds of Rs. 300 crore
III. NBFCs should have a minimum a capital adquacy ratio of 9%
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II and III only
4) III and I only

29. Microfinance institutions (MFI) were classified as a new category of non-banking financial company (NBF(c) by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in November 2011. Which of the following statements is / are correct ?
I. The minimum capital adequacy ratio (CAR) of NBFC - MFIs is 9 percent
II. A borrower of the NBFC - MFI cannot be a member of more than one self-help group or joint liability group
III. Not more than two NBFC - MFIs can lend to the same borrower
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II and III only
4) III and I only

30. Which industry chamber is launching the National Knowledge Functional Hubs (NKFH) to enable leading industries and academic institutions in a region to come together as a "Hub" to facilitate mutually beneficial linkages ?
1) CII
2) IMC
3) FICCI
4) PHDCCI

31. Which of the following statements about the India Economic Summit 2011 organised from November 12 to 14, 2011 is / are correct ?
I. It was jointly organised by OECD and FICCI
II. It was organised in Mumbai
III. Linking Leadership with Livelihood was theme of the Summit
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II and III only
4) III and I only

32. Which of the following was in news for its 'First Report to the People 2011' released in November 2011 ?
1) Planning Commission
2) National Advisory Council
3) National Innovation Council
4) National Integration Council

33. The government raised Rs. 22,763 crore through the sale of equity in public sector enterprises in 2010-11. What is the disinvestment target for 2011-12 according to Union Budget ?
1) Rs. 20,000 crore
2) Rs. 30,000 crore
3) Rs. 40,000 crore
4) Rs. 50,000 crore

34. .......... has launched India's first 'Carbon Index' that will rank companies on the basis of their carbon emissions. Companies which reduce their dependence on fossil fuel and become more energy efficient will get a higher ranking on the index
1) NSE
2) BSE
3) CRISIL
 4) ICRA

35. Which of the following is setting up a joint venture called 'India Gas Solutions' to focus on global sourcing and marketing of natural gas in the country in November 2011 ?
1) RIL
2) GAIL
3) ONGC
4) Essar Oil

36. Which of the following is jointly owned by government of India and Sterlite ?
1) BALCO
2) NMDC
3) NALCO
4) SAIL

37. How much is the maximum foreign direct investment (FDI) permitted in food processing
sector ?
1) 33%
2) 49%
3) 51%
4) 100%

38. What was the theme of the 31st India International Trade Fair (IITF) at Pragati Maidan in Delhi from November 14 to 27, 2011 ?
1) Turning Vision into Business
2) Indigenous Designs - Global Wonders
3) Infrastructure and Women Empowerment
4) Indian Handicrafs - the Magic of the Gifted Hands

39. Aaron D'souza and Richa Mishra are India's top-ranked players in which sport ?
1) Fencing
2) Rowing
3) Cycling
4) Swimming

40. Seventeen - year - old Hou Yifan of China is world's top ranked player in which sport ?
1) Badminton
2) Tennis
3) Squash
4) Chess

41. Which team was defeated by India to lift the Men's title at the Kabaddi World Cup organised in Ludhiana in November 2011 ?
1) China
2) Canada
3) Pakistan
4) Australia

42. Presidents Cup Golf tournament, organised in November 2011, is an annual tournament between :
1) USA and Asia
2) Europe and Asia
3) USA and Europe
4) USA and Rest of the World excluding Europe

43. Who among the following won the Player of the Series award in the India-West Indies Test series organised from November 6 to 22, 2011 ?
1) VVS Laxman
2) Rahul Dravid
3) Darren Bravo
4) Ravichandran Ashwin

44. Who among the following won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix organised on November 13, 2011 ?
1) Sebastian Vettel
2) Jenson Button
3) Mark Webber
 4) Lewis Hamilton

45. Who among the following was named as the Women's Athlete of the Year by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in November 2011 ?
1) Meseret Defar
2) Blanka Vlasic
3) Sally Pearson
4) Sanya Richards

46. Which bank in January 2012 was awarded Skock Financial Inclusion Award ?
1) State Bank of India
2) Bank of Baroda
3) Allahabad Bank
4) Punjab National Bank
5) ICICI Bank

47. In the 12th Five Year Plan, the government is committeed to allot ......... of GDP to infrastructure
1) 2%
2) 1.5%
3) 1%
4) 0.75%
5) 0.25%

48. Who among the following was appointed as the CMD of Maharashtra Bank in January 2012 ?
1) Narendra Singh
2) Vijay Kumar
3) Aakash Singh
4) Karuna Devi
5) Jai Goel

49. The Reserve Bank of India in January 2012 permitted all authorized forex dealing banks to grant permission to companies wanting to hedge price risk in any commodity except....
1) Gold
2) Silver
3) Platinum
4) Diamond
5) (1), (2) and (3)

50. Which bank in January 2012 started selling government bonds online, directly and without having to pay any brokerage or commission ?
1) ICICI Bank
2) IDIBI Bank
3) Bank of Baroda
4) All of these
5) None of these

51. Suzlon Energy Ltd. in January 2012 signed a pact with .......... for the development of 3000 megawatt wind capacity in the state
1) Tamilnadu
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Kerala
4) Assam
5) Bihar

52. India's Reserve Bank in January 2012 eased rules for companies ........... to help boost economic growth
1) to borrow from domestic market 2) to borrow from overseas market
3) to offer public issues
4) All of these
5) None of these

53. Adani Enterprises Ltd. in January 2012 announced the commissioning of India's largest solar power plant in .................
1) Gujarat
2) Kerala
3) West Bengal
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Assam

54. The union cabinet in January 2012 approved the proposal for transfer of the Reserve Bank of India's stake in ........... to the government
1) NHB
2) CHB
3) NABARD
4) All of these
5) None of these

55. Who among the following in January 2012 was named as President of Samsung India ?
1) AK Sharma
2) BD Park
3) CD Narayan
4) MJ Misra
5) Anuj Rastogi

56. India in January 2012 cleared all payments for oil imports from ...............
1) Iraq
2) Iran
3) Afghanistan
4) Tanzania
5) None of these

57. The government in January 2012 cleared a euro 950 million deal to procure ........ air to air missiles from a French firm for IAF's Mirage 2000 air craft fleet
1) 300
2) 450
3) 500
 4) 600
5) 650

58. In a move to provide social security cover for overseas Indian workers, the union cabinet in January 2012 approved a............. fund
1) Pension and Life Insurance
2) Medical Benefit fund
3) Provident Fund
4) All of these
5) None of these

59. With which country India in December 2011 began talks on revising the double taxation avoidance pact ?
1) Mauritius
2) Malaysia
3) Indonesia
4) Thailand
5) Italy

60. Indian embassy in ................. in January 2012 urged its nationals not to do business in the eastern cities of the country
1) China
2) Japan
3) Pakistan
4) Canada
5) South Africa

61. With which country India in December 2011 agreed to a $ 15 billion currency swap line?
1) China
2) Canada
3) Japan
4) Indonesia
5) Malaysia

62. Anil Ambani group firm Reliance Power Ltd. in December 2011 commissioned another 3009 MW unit under its Rosa project in .............
1) Uttar Pradesh
2) West Bengal
3) Gujarat
4) Maharashtra
5) Rajasthan

63. The Reserve Bank of India in December 2011 deregulated interest rate on ............ in all state and central co-operative banks
1) current account
2) term deposits
3) saving accounts
4) recurring deposits
5) All of these

64. The fifth edition of the world future energy summit was held in Abu Dhabi from 16 to 19 January 2012. Abu Dhabi is the capital of .................
1) UAE
2) UK
3) Iraq
4) Iran

65. What is SHADE which was in news in January 2012 ?
1) A new pact among the naval forces of India, Japan and China
2) A new pact among the armed forces of India, Japan and China
3) A new pact among the naval forces of India, Japan and Russia
4) A new pact among the armed forces of India, Japan and Russia

66. The Union Cabinet of India on 24 January 2012 renamed the Mana Airport at Raipur as the ......... Airport, Raipur
1) Swami Vivekananda
2) Ramakrishna Paramhamsa
3) Mahatma Gandhi
4) Jawaharlal Nehru

67. Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on 11 January 2012 launched the signature tune of the Indian Customs Pragati ki Dhadkan in New Delhi. Who is the composer ?
1) Jatin Lalit
2) A.R. Rahman
3) Aadesh Shrivastava
4) Pritam

68. The Cabinet Committee on Security recently approved the setting up of NCTC. What is the full from of NCTC ?
1) National Trade Co-operation
2) National Counter Terrorism Centre
3) National Central Terrorism Centre
4) National Council for Trade Co-operation

69. The Imam Al-Khoei Foundation building, a globally prominent Islamic cultural centre was struck by two Molotov cocktails on January 1, 2012. Where is it located ?
1) Brussels
2) Paris
3) Amman
4) New York

70. Which country joined the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on a two-year term as a non-permanent member on January 1, 2012 ?
1) Greece
2) Italy
3) Pakistan
4) Bangladesh

71. Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister hailed on January 2, 2012, the "martyrs'' killed when Israeili commandos stormed a Turkish vessel in 2010 trying to break the blockade of the Palestinian enclave. Who is he ?
1) Mir Ismail
2) Imran Nadir
3) Sikandar Parvez
4) Ismail Haniya

72. India signed agreement with OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) to check both tax evasion and avoidance. The head-quarters of OECD are in which of the following cities ?
1) Paris
2) London
3) New York
4) Washington DC

73. Whose record did Dutch teenager Laura Dekker break on 21 January 2012 when she became the youngest sailor to complete a solo circumnavigation of the world ?
1) Jessica Watson
2) Alena Ladev
3) Christianan Notham
4) Bisht Jove

74. At which of the following places did India sign MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) on tourism with ASEAN on 12 January 2012 ?
1) Manado
2) Hanoi
3) Manila
4) Singapore city

75. The Union government in January 2012 decided to subscribe to preferential equity shares issued by which of the two public sector banks ?
1) SBI & PNB
2) PNB & Union Bank
3) SBI & UCO
4) Bank of Baroda & Canara Bank

76. The Union government on 31 January 2012 revised the economic growth rate for 2010- 2011 financial year to what percent in comparison to the previous estimate of 8.5 percent?
1) 8%
 2) 8.4%
3) 7.5%
4) 7%

77. Which team coached by R.R. Jadeja won its second consecutive Ranji Trophy title by defeating Tamil Nadu at the MA Chidambaram stadium on 23 January 2012 ?
1) Karnataka
2) West Benal
3) Andhra Pradesh
4) Rajasthan

78. The 2012 men's final of the Australian Open went past the 2008 Wimbledon final time record, finishing after 5 hours and 53 minutes of play in January 2012. Who emerged winner in the epic final ?
1) Andy Murray
2) Roger Federer
3) Novak Djokovic
 4) Rafael Nadal

79. Name the woman tennis player who won her win first Grand Slam title by winning in the finals of the Australian Open 2012 in January 2012
1) Victoria Azarenka
 2) Svetlana Kuznetsova
3) Maria Sharapova
4) Caroline Wozniacki

80. Which footballer was awarded the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or on 9 January 2012 in Zurich for the third consecutive year for the world's outstanding footballer ?
1) Moniz Williams
2) Daryl Carpenter
3) Cristiano Ronaldo
4) Lionel Messi

81. Scientists in January 2012 announced to have identified a new gene in maize plants called
1) Meg 1
2) Meg 2
3) Meg 3
4) Meg 4

82. Who is the Governor of Odisha ?
1) Naveen Patnaik
2) Shantanu Mohapatra
3) Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare
4) V.S. Sampath
5) None of these

83. Who took over as the 19th Director General of the Indian Coast Guard ?
1) Anil Chopra
2) M.P. Muralidharan
3) Suresh Mehta
4) K.K. Kohli
5) None of these

84. India has declared itself free from ...............
1) Bird Flu (H5N1)
2) H1N1 (Swine Flu)
 3) AIDS
4) Tuberculosis
5) Cancer

85. The "7th North - East Business Summit" was held in ............ on January 06, 2012
1) West Bengal
2) Haryana
3) Himachal Pradesh
4) New Delhi
5) Punjab

86. Which among the following company in India's biggest oil marketer ?
1) Indian Oil Corporation
2) Hindustan Petroleum
3) Bharat Petroleum
4) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
5) None of these

87. Which among the following company is India's largest drug marker ?
1) Cipla
2) Piramal Helathcare
3) Ranbaxy
4) Cadila Healthcare
5) None of these

88. Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission aims at adding 20,000 MW solar power capacity in the country by .............
1) 2020
2) 2022
3) 2024
4) 2026
5) 2028

89. The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extention of appointment of ............. as Secretary (Performance Management) and Chairman, National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention, Cabinet Secretariat
1) Dr. Prajapati Trivedi
2) Dr. G. Narendra Kumar
3) Arun Kumar
4) Jeevan Lal
5) S.L. Kaushal

90. Which of the following countries will host the 18th SAARC Summit ?
1) India
2) Bhutan
3) Nepal
4) Pakistan
5) None of these

91. Parliament has approved the according of Constitutional Scheduled Tribal status to certain tribes in the North-Eastern states of Manipur and .............
1) Mizoram
2) Meghalaya
3) Sikkim
4) Arunachal Pradesh
5) Nagaland

92. Who will be the event managers of the Def Expo - 2012 ?
1) SEBI
2) FICCI
3) RBI
4) ASSOCHAM
5) None of these

93. Prof. Parvin Sinclair has been appointed the new Director of the ................
1) IGNOU
2) NCERT
3) AIIMS
4) BHU
5) SERC

94. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director of National Co-operative Development Corporation ?
1) S.K. Goel
2) Ranjit Sinha
3) Ravi Kanth
4) Chandra Bhushan Paliwal
5) None of these

95. Who has taken over as the new Financial Commissioner (FC) (Railways) and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India ?
1) Harish Agarwal
2) Vijaya Kanth
3) Pompa Babbar
4) Samar Jha
5) None of these

96. The .......... Annual Session of the Indian Science Congress was organized in Bhubaneshwar.
1) 96th
2) 97th
3) 98th
 4) 99th
5) 100th

97. Who has received the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation in Bodh Gaya, Bihar ?
1) Aung San Suu Kyi
2) Nelson Mandela
3) Julius Nyerere
4) Dalai Lama
 5) None of these

98. Which of the following books is written by Mark Tully ?
1) Al Viento yal Azar
2) Great Expectation
3) The Best Thing About You is You
4) Non Stop India
5) None of these

99. The 15th World Sanskrit Conference was held in ................. .
1) Mumbai
2) Kyoto
3) New Delhi
4) Gujarat
5) Helsinki

100. Who took over charge as the Director General, Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis?
1) Dr. Arvind Gupta
2) N.S. Sisodia
3) P.S. Bhalla
4) Gokul Chandra Pati
5) None of these

101. The Prime Minister of ............. Kamla Persad Bissessar was the Chief Guest in the 10th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
1) Trinidad and Tobago
2) Tajikistan
3) Tunisia
4) Turkmenistan
5) Tanzania

102. Which country has successfully launched a meteorological satellite Fengyun - II 07 ?
1) Pakistan
2) Bhutan
3) Myanmar
4) China
5) None of these

103. India signed Memorandum of Understanding on Tourism with ............. .
1) SAARC
2) OPEC
3) ASEAN
4) European Union
5) World Bank

104. The ASEAN - India Tourism Ministers held their third meeting in Manado, .......... .
1) Malaysia
2) Indonesia
3) China
4) Philippines
5) Singapore

105. Who chaired the third meeting of the Global Advisory Council of Overseas Indians on 8 January 2012 at Jaipur ?
1) Sonia Gandhi
2) Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia
3) Dr. Manmohan Singh
4) E. Ahamad
5) None of these

106. Who is the new Prime Minister of Spain ?
1) Marjano Rajoy
2) Felipe Gonzalez
3) Jose Luis
4) Jose Maria
5) None of these

107. The Seventeenth National Youth Festival was held in .......... from 12th to 16th January, 2012
1) Bengaluru
2) New Delhi
3) Jaipur
4) Mangalore
5) Kolkata

108. Who has been conferred the "Maharashtrian of the Year" award by Marathi newspaper 'Lokmat' ?
1) Amitabh Bachchan
2) Hrithik Roshan
3) Shahrukh khan
4) John Abraham
5) None of these

109. Who has received the Degree of Doctor of Literature from the Tripura Central University?
1) Aung San Suu Kyi
2) Kamla Persad Bissessar
3) Sheikh Hasina
4) Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari
5) None of these

110. India and ........... will co-operate in Infrastructure Sector
1) Jordan
2) Jamaica
 3) Japan
4) Russia
5) France

111. Next Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - 2012 will be held in ........... for the Gulf region
1) Dubai
2) Toronto
3) Tehran
4) Karachi
5) Kabul

112. Who was won the Men's Single Title at the Malaysia Open Superseries Badminton Tournament ?
1) Kenichi Tago
2) Lee Chong Wei
3) Lin Dan
4) Chen Long
5) None of these

113. People's national party recently won Parliamentary elections in Jamaica. What is the capital of Jamaica ?
1) Amman
2) Kingston
3) Port Antonio
4) Michigan
5) None of these

114. India and .............. have agreed to enhance their co-operation in the infrastructure sector
1) Japan
2) Jamaica
3) Jordan
4) Kenya
5) Kuwait

115. Health Authorities in Australia recently detected Deadly Disease, Murray Valley Encephalitis. The disease is caused by the ..............
1) Flies
2) Mosquitoes
3) Birds
4) Dogs
5) Hens

116. Who has won the Men's Singles title at the Syed Modi Memorial Indian Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament 2011 ?
1) Sourabh Verma
2) Taufik Hidayat
3) Anup Sridhar
4) Sung Hyun Ko
5) None of these

117. The world's first hybrid shark has been found off the east coast of ..........
1) Australia
2) Austria
3) America
4) Argentina
5) Azerbaijan

118. Who amongst the following is the author of the book "When Loss is Gain" ?
1) M.J. Akbar
2) Suketu Mehta
3) Rajmohan Gandhi
4) Pavan K. Varma
5) None of these

119. Which State Government launched its Panch Parmeshwar scheme on 9 January 2012?
1) Meghalaya
2) Manipur
3) Mizoram
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) None of these

120. How many researchers were honoured with the Infosys Prize - 2011 by the former President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam ?
1) Four
2) Five
3) Six
4) Seven
5) Eight

121. Who has been conferred with the first S.K. Singh Award for excellence in the Indian Foreign Service ?
1) Jawed Usmani
2) P.K. Chaudhary
3) Rita Menon
4) D. Bala Venkatesh Verma
5) None of these

122. Normally Banks accept Fixed Deposits for a minimum period of ..............
1) 7 days
2) 14 days
3) 21 days
4) 28 days
5) 1 Month

123. Who has been honoured with the Mallikarjun Mansur Award ?
1) Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan
 2) Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
3) Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
4) Ustad Mohammad Ameer Khan
5) None of these

124. Which state's Tourism Development Corporation has been conferred with the 'Best State Tourism Board of the Year' award recently by the Union Minister for Tourism Subodhkant Sahay ?
1) Kolkata
2) Punjab
3) Haryana
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Uttar Pradesh

125. President Pratibha Patil became the first woman to have flown in a Naval offshore patrol vessel. Name the vessel
1) INS Sukhoi
2) INS Sumedha
3) INS Subhadra
4) INS Sumitra
5) INS Shubhra

126. The next Del Expo, which is an event for global defence hardware manufacturers and suppliers, is to be held from March 29 - April 1, 2012. Which city is going to host it ?
1) Bengaluru
2) New Delhi
3) Chennai
4) Hyderabad
5) Gurgaon

127. Recently, Union Ministry has approved Rs. 3124 crore package for two irrigation projects in UP. One of the projects is 'Restoring capacity of Sharda Sahayak Project' and the other is ?
1) Gomti bachao Andolan
2) Lakhwar Vyasi Project
3) Tehri Dam Project
4) Sarayu Nahar Pariyojna
5) Kishau Dam Project

128. Prime Minister declared 2012 as the "National Mathematical Year" and December 22, the birthday of which prominent mathematician of India, as the National Mathematical Day which is to be celebrated every year ?
1) APJ Abdul Kalam
2) Aryabhatt
3) Brahmagupta
4) Bhaskara II
5) Srinivas Ramanjujan

129. India and Oman have extended the validity of MoU for five years till 2015. They have signed the treaty on co-operation in which of the following sectors ?
1) Space Co-operation
2) Oil and Petroleum
 3) Human Resources
4) IT
5) Defence

130. President Pratibha Devisingh Patil unveiled the launch facility of what, at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh ?
1) A ship vessel
2) A rocket
3) A special vessel
4) ATV channel
5) A book

131. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha announced a Rs. 700 crore package to provide immediate assistance to the victims of which of the following natural calamities in addition to Rs. 150 crore ?
1) Flood
2) Waves Tsunami
3) Hurricane Katrina
4) Cyclone Thane
5) Earthquakes

132. Mukul Wasnik gave away Dr. Ambedkar National Merit Award in a function held in Mumbai. Dr. Ambedkar Foundation comes under the patronage of which Ministry ?
1) Ministry of Home Affairs
2) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
3) Ministry of corporate Affairs
4) Ministry of Finance
5) Ministry of Cultural Affairs

133. Which state has recently, allocated Rs. 2020 crore for developing Human Resources, an initiative for the labour sector ?
1) Arunachal Pradesh
2) Maharashtra
3) Bihar
4) Chattisgarh
5) Taniml Nadu

134. India has, recently, tied Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) along with other areas of co-operation like, health, cultural and education with which country ?
1) Trinidad and Tobago
2) Maldives
3) Sri Lanka
4) Spain
5) Mauritius

135. Who will be hosting Indian Science Congress in the year 2013 ?
1) Chennai
2) Kathmandu
3) New Delhi
4) Kolkata
5) West Bengal

136. Department of Science and Technology, Government of India is setting up the world's largest solar telescope in which region of J & K ?
1) Leh
2) Ladakh
3) Udhampur
4) Srinagar
5) Doda

137. Consider the following statements about National Land Records Modernization Programme, NLRMP
A) The Government has recently approved the creation of three NLRMP Centres in the country
B) The three centres will be located at Salboni in West Bengal, Union territory of Puducherry and at Berhampur
C) The Government has sanctioned about 196 lakh rupees for each of the centres during the financial year 2011-12
Which of the above statement is / are true ?
1) Only A
 2) Only B
3) Only C
4) All A, B and C
5) None of these

138. The Tamil Nadu Government decided to start an .......... at a cost of Rs. 6,653 crore
1) 'International Rural Development Scheme
2) 'Integrated Slum Development Scheme'
3) 'Integrated Urban Development Scheme
4) 'Integrated Infrastructure Development Scheme
5) None of these

139. Recently, Asian Development Bank approved a whopping USD 800 million loan for development of Chaohu Lake. Where is the lake located ?
1) Britain
2) Japan
3) China
4) Argentina
5) Egypt

140. Recently a country carried out a successful test of a short - range interceptor missile as a part of its efforts to develop a domestic missile defence shield. Which country is it ?
1) China
2) Bhutan
3) US
4) Russia
5) India

141. Who designed the bronze statue of Steve Jobs which was unveiled in Hungary after he died on October 5, 2011 ?
1) Markus Csaba
2) Erno Toth
3) Ference Friedrich
4) Janos Kalmae
5) Emo Rubik

142. The Russian Military has successfully test launched two intercontinental nuclear capable missiles. Name the missiles ?
1) Bulava Missiles
2) Soviet - era Missiles
3) Brimstone Missiles
4) Black Arrow Missiles
5) Exocet Missiles

143. China has signed a 10 billion Yuan (USDI 1.6 bn) currency swap deal with which of the following countries to promote bilateral financial co-operation ?
1) India
2) Russia
3) Germany
4) Japan
5) Pakistan

144. China has test run its latest high speed train that can reach a maximum speed of 500 kmph. The design of this train is inspired by China's ancient
1) Cloth
2) Pen
3) Gun
4) Sword
5) Dragon

145. Which among the following countries has recently succeded in building and testing the country's first unclear fuel rod ?
1) Iran
2) Iraq
3) Kazakhstan
4) Egypt
5) Russia

146. Which institution has, recently, allocated Rs. 2000 crore for building warehouses which will help in facilitating distribution of foodgrain to poor under the proposed Food Security Act ?
1) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) 2) Ministry of Food and Agriculture
3) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
4) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
5) Export Import Bank (EXIM)

147. Which Indian stock exchange has become the fifth largest commodity futures exchange in the world ?
1) Bombay Stock Exchange
2) MCX Stock Exchange
3) National Stock Exchange of India
4) Multi Commodity Exchange
5) Delhi Stock Exchange

148. Uttar Pradesh has borrowed a credit of USD 152 million from which international financial institution to build and improve health outcomes ?
1) ASEAN
2) SAARC
3) IMF
4) World Bank
5) IDA

149. According to Price water house Coopers 'Capital Markets in 2025' report, which country will be among the most popular region for future listing destinations ?
1) Australia
2) Laos
3) Greece
4) India
5) Middle East

150. Which among the following is TRUE in regards with Tea in India ?
A) India imports Tea solely for re-export to other countries
B) Tea imports dipped by 14% in April - October, 2011
C) India imports Tea largely from Kenya, Malaysia, Argentina, Iran, Sri Lanka
1) Both A & C
2) Only A
3) Only C
4) Both B & C
5) All A, B & C

151. NTPC has agreed on investing aprox Rs. 18,347 crore on thermal power projects, namely Kudgi and Vindhyachal in two states. Name these states
1) Punjab and Karnataka
2) Karnataka and Haryana
3) Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh
4) Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh
5) Pondicherry and Madhya Pradesh

152. NTPC has signed an agreement with which state's power trading company for supply of power from a 50-MW solar photovoltic power plant ?
1) Kerala
2) Karnataka
3) Uttar Pradesh
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Maharashtra

153. In a major policy decision, GOI has allowed whom to directly invest in Indian equity market in order to widen the class of investors, attract more foreign funds and reduce market volatility ?
1) Non Resident Indian (NRIs)
2) Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs)
3) Qualified Foreign Investors (QFIs)
4) Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs)
5) Sub - account holders

154. Which bank had pledged to provide a credit to the City Development Fund (CDF) for six drinking water projects in Nepal ?
1) NABARD
2) ADB
3) IDBI
4) SIDBI
5) World Bank

155. To protect consumers from unscrupulous malpractices, GOI has approved a proposal making hallmarking mandatory for which of the following commodities ?
1) Milk
2) Ghee
3) Oil
4) Gold
5) Flour

156. The Reserve Bank of India has reaised the annual limit of Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds (FCCBs) for companies from $ 500 million in a fiscal year to ........... under the automatic route
1) $ 700 million
2) $ 550 million
3) $ 600 million
4) $ 750 million
5) $ 800 million

157. The Union Cabinet has approved the transfer of the RBI's stake in which of the bank to the government and the process is likely to be completed by March - end ?
1) IDBI
2) SIDBI
3) National Housing Bank (NHB)
4) SBI
5) NABARD

158. Recently, SIDBI inked an MoU with which bank to provide Rs. 100 crore capital to micro, small and medium enterprises ?
1) State Bank of Maharashtra
2) State Bank of India
3) Indian Overseas Bank
4) Punjab and Sindh Bank
5) Canara Bank

159. Which area among following is growing to become an area of concern for Indian Industries in the near future ?
1) Power supply
2) Food supply
3) Animal skin
4) Mineral supply
5) water supply

160. The Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which state government for huge investment to the tune of Rs. 42,000 crores for various projects ?
1) Karnataka
2) Odisha
3) Andhra Pradesh
4) Chattisgarh
5) Jharkhand

161. How many Indians have appeared in the Forbes 'Tomorrow's brightest Starts ?'
1) 20
2) 10
3) 25
4) 30
5) 5

162. US topped the Charities Aid Foundation's (CAF) list in 2011. What is the position of India in the list ?
1) 142nd
2) 78th
3) 91st
4) 100th
5) 84th

163. Who is the top Indian - American fundraiser at President Obama's re-election campaign who has made it to the prestigious list of the 'Most Powerful and Influential Women' of California ?
1) Preeta Bansal
2) Anisha Dasgupta
3) Kavita Patel
4) Sonal Shah
5) Shefali Razdan Duggal

164. President Obama has topped the list of the 'Most Admired People of the year 2011'. Who is the other person, who has also topped this list 16 times already, along with him ?
1) Warren Buffet
2) Bill Clinton
3) Hillary Clinton
4) Sarah Palin
5) Michelle Obama

165. According to a report by Political & Economic Risk Consultancy Ltd., a Hong Kong based firm, Indian Bureaucracy is worst in Asia. Which of the following countries has best bureaucracy in Asia ?
1) China
2) Japan
3) Singapore
 4) South Korea
5) Malaysia

166. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh paid a visit in December 2011 to ..........
1) Tokyo
2) Moscow
3) Melbourne
4) Wellington

167. Annual Defence Diologue was held in December 2011 between India and ............
1) Russia
2) Pakistan
3) China
 4) Afghanistan

168. Who have been awarded with FIFA World Player of the Year 2011 Trophy ?
1) Lionel Messi
2) Christiano Ronaldo
3) Xavi Fernandez
4) None of the above

169. Uttarakhand state cabinet on October 29, 2011 cleared Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill, 2011.
Consider the following features of the bill ........
i) The Chief Minister of the state, all ministers, MLAs and lower judiciary will be under the
purview of Lokayukta
ii) Judges of the Uttarakhand High Court will not be covered under the purview of Lokayukta
Choose the right option ......
1) Both (i) and (ii) are correct
2) Only (i) is correct
3) Only (ii) is correct
4) Neither (i) nor (ii) is correct

170. Which Bengali film was selected as a inaugural film at the 11th edition of River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, 2011, in Florence, Italy in December 2011 ?
1) Chaplin
2) Bedroom
3) Khokababu
 4) 100% Love

171. Name the legendary Bollywood playback singer who entered the Guinness World Records for the most number of single studio recordings ?
1) Suchitra Krishnamurthy
2) Lata Mangeshkar
3) Asha Bhonsle
4) Shreya Ghoshal

172. Which one of the following became the first Indian state to launch health insurance policy covering all its people ?
1) Goa
2) Haryana
3) Bihar
4) Kerala

173. Which one of the following state governments announced free housing for schedule Castes living in jhuggis under the Rajiv Ratna Yojana ?
1) Delhi
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Kerala
4) Uttar Pradesh

174. Name the Indian Union Minister who represented India at the meeting of the Heads of Governments of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) in St. Petersburg on November 7, 2011
1) Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde
2) Union Minister of External Affairs S.M. Krishna
3) Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Vilasrao Deshmukh
4) Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abduallah

175. Which one of the following ministries launched a scheme, Adivasi Shiksha Yojana on November 2, 2011 ?
1) Tribal Affairs Ministry
2) Home Ministry
3) Ministry of Rural Development
4) Ministry of Power

176. Social activist who was chosen for the Basava award for the year 2010 for excellence in service in the social sector by the Karnataka State Government ?
1) C.R. Neelakandan
2) Reetika Khera
3) Medha Patkar
4) Arun Roy

177. Which one of the following governments launched Kishori scheme for adolescent girls ?
1) Delhi state government
2) Haryana state government
3) Bihar state government
4) Odisha state government

178. The Golden Peacock award for the Best film was given to which of the following films at the 42nd International Film Festival of India which came to an end at the Kala Academy in Panaji, Goa on December 3, 2011 ?
1) Russian Film Elena
2) In Israeli Film Restoration
3) Columbian Film Porfirio
4) Malayalam Film Adaminte Makun Abu

179. Reader of international travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller voted wich city in Rajasthan as the best leisure destination in India ?
1) Jaipur
2) Udaipur
3) Jaisalmer
4) Bikaner

180. The book 'Non-Stop India' by a journalist - author was recently launched. Name the journalist-author who authored the book ?
1) Mark Tully
2) Sophie Raworth
3) Jane Hill
4) Babita Sharma

181. The 40th Anniversary of Vijay Diwas was celebrated on which day marking the finest hour of the Indian armed forces when they defeated Pakistan, leading to the creation of Bangladesh in 1971 ?
1) December 12
2) December 15
3) December 16
4) December 18

182. Name the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader who was inducted into the Union Cabinet as Civil Aviation Minister on December 18, 2011 ?
1) Ajit Singh
2) Jayant Chaudhary
3) Devendra Nagpal
4) Sanjay Singh Chauhan

183. Where was the midnight international marathon held recently ?
1) Bangalore
 2) Mumbai
3) Delhi
4) Kolkata

184. Which country is set to open military base in Indian Ocean ?
1) Russia
2) North Korea
3) China
4) None of the above

185. Which bank has been selected as best public sector bank in India ?
1) SBI
2) PNB
3) ICICI
4) Bank of Baroda

186. Name the NRI architect who won Glory of India Award and Certificate of Excellence recently ?
1) Ar Mohammed Arun
2) Surendra Kumar Kaushik
3) S.R. Nathan
4) None of the above

187. Who is the 2nd person to score double century in One-day International Cricket ?
1) Virendar Sehwag
2) Rahu Dravid
3) R. Ashwin
4) M.S. Dhoni

188. Name the Iranian teenager who won World Snooker title recently
1) Hossein Vafaei Ayouri
2) Lee Walkar
3) Steve Mizerak
4) None of the above

189. Who among the following was associated with Velvet Revolution ?
1) Kim Jong-il
2) Vachav Havel
3) Wangari Mathai
4) None of the above

190. As per the latest figures released by the Ministry of Agriculture, the per capita per day foodgrain availability in India stands at ........
1) 280 gm
2) 440 gm
3) 580 gm
4) 900 gm

191. The both houses of the Parliament have passed the Bill of raising paid-up capital of Life Insurance Corporation of India in December 2011. This Bill after the notification as Act will raise the paid-up capital to ..........
1) Rs. 25 crore
2) Rs. 50 crore
3) Rs. 100 crore
4) Rs. 200 crore

192. United Nations Organisation (UNO) has declared to celebrate 2012 as ........
1) Year of Co-operatives
2) Year of Banking
3) Year of Global Recovery
4) Year of Prosperity

193. RBI in its third-quarter monetary policy review of 2011-12 on January 24, 2012 has reduced Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) .........
1) From 6.5% to 6.0%
2) From 6.5% to 5.5%
3) From 6% to 5.5%
4) From 6% to 5%

194. After the announcement of RBI's third quarter review of monetary policy 2011-12, which of the following rate remains the lowest ?
1) Bank Rate
2) Cash Reserve Ratio
3) Repo Rate
4) Reserve Repo Rate

195. Which is the first Indian Bank to open a branch in Saudi Arabia ?
1) AXIS Bank
2) SBI
3) ICIBI Bank
4) Central Bank of India

196. Which country possesses the largest gold jewelry market in the world ?
1) India
2) UAE
3) China
4) USA

197. The cheque / draft validity period is being revised w.e.f. April 1, 2012. What is true regarding stipulation ?
1) From one year to 9 months
2) From 6 months to 3 months
3) From 6 months to one month
4) From 3 months to one month

198. Forward Markets Commission is a financial regulator of ..........
1) Micro Finance
2) Mutual Funds
3) Non-life Insurance
4) Commodity Future Markets

199. Life insurance companies have been allowed to approach capital markets with their public issued by IRDA. What is the eligibility norm for insurance companies to be permitted to adopt this approach ?
1) Insurance companies require to be ten years old
2) Insurance companies require to show profits for the last three years
3) Insurance companies doing business of more than Rs. 10,000 crore would be eligible
4) All of the above

200. The new Chairman of FIEO (Federation of Indian Export Organisation) taken charge in January 2012 is ............
1) Reeta Menon
2) M. Rafeeque Ahmed
3) Rajendra Pawar
4) Lalit K. Panwar

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