Friday, August 31, 2012

SBI ASSOCIATE BANKS CLERKS EXAM GENERAL AWARENESS EXPECTED CAPSULES


1. Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on the moon, died on August 25, 2012. He landed on the moon on which of the following dates?
1) August 5, 1969
2) August 9, 1969
3) July 26, 1969
4) July 20, 1969
5) July 22, 1969

2. The 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was held in August 2012 in which of the following countries?
1) Egypt
2) Iran
3) India
4) Turkey
5) Senegal

3. British Prime Minister David Cameron has donated a cricket bat signed by Sachin Tendulkar to raise funds to build an international standard cricket stadium in which of the following countries?
1) Kenya
 2) Rwanda
3) Zimbabwe
4) Zambia
5) South Africa

4. Indian child artist Taruni Sachdev was killed in a plane crash in Nepal in May 2012. She acted in which of the following Hindi films?
1) Cheeni Kum
2) Paa
3) Tare Zameen Par
4) Chillar Party
5) Bhoothnath

5. Which of the following statements is not true about the Under-19 cricket world cup?
1) The 2012 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup was a one day cricket competition for 16 international U-19 cricket teams which was held in August 2012.
2) In the finals, India beat Australia by six wickets to win the tournament.
3) Indian captain Unmukt Chand scored 111 not out and was awarded the Man of the Match.
4) This is India's third U-19 world cup title following victories in 2000 and 2008.
5) South Africa captain William Bosisto was named Man of the Series.

6. India celebrated the 60th anniversary of the first sitting of Parliament on which of the following dates?
1) May 11, 2012
2) May 13, 2012
3) May 3, 2012
4) May 1, 2012
5) May 21, 2012

7. Nine Indian Americans feature in this year's Forbes Midas List of technology's best investors for fuelling a bull market for hot young companies. Who among the following is not one of them?
1) Aneel Bhusri
2) Rob Chandra
3) Sameer Gandhi
4) Vinod Khosla
5) Vikram Pandit

8. India would write off $ 200 million of the $ 1 billion loan given to which of the following countries for various projects?
1) Bangladesh
2) Pakistan
3) Sri Lanka
4) Singapore
5) Maldives

9. Which country closed its last operating nuclear reactor in May 2012?
1) France
2) Russia
3) Japan
 4) USA
5) India

10. The United States has appointed an ambassador to which of the following south east Asian countries for the first time in 22 years?
1) Thailand
2) Burma
3) Philippines
4) Vietnam
5) Malaysia




11. Angelique Kerber is a tennis player who is currently ranked world number six. She belongs to which of the following countries?
1) Denmark
2) Poland
3) Germany
4) Estonia
5) Czech Republic

12. Who won the Asian Snooker Championships on April 29, 2012 in Doha, Qatar?
1) Aditya Mehta
2) Pankaj Advani
3) Hossein Vafaei
4) Ahmed Saif
5) Lim Chun Kiat

13. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the world. Who is the only other Indian in that list?
1) Shanta Sinha
2) Sonia Gandh
3) Ela Bhatt
4) Anjali Gopalan
5) Vandana Shiva

14. Which country hosted the 38th G8 Summit on May 18-19, 2012?
1) France
2) Germany
3) Russia
4) Canada
5) USA

15. Who has been named Number One in the World's 20 Most Powerful Moms list released by Forbes magazine?
1) Hillary Clinton
2) Dilma Rousseff
3) Indra Nooyi
4) Melinda Gates
5) Sheryl Sandberg

16. Akash missile was test fired recently. It is a/an?
1) Surface to surface missile
2) Surface to air misile
3) Air to air missile
4) Super sonic missile
5) None

17. INS Dweeprakshak is a naval base of the Indian Navy commissioned on April 30, 2012. It is established at?
1) Kochi
2) Port Blair
3) Kavaratti
4) Mangalore
5) Vishakapatnam

18. Indian Air Force (IAF) will acquire 75 Pilatus PC-7 basic trainer aircraft at a cost of over Rs.2900 crore. These aircraft are manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of which of the following countries?
1) Russia
2) France
3) Israel
4) Switzerland
5) None of these

19. Who became the first Indian writer to win the prestigious Ondaatje Prize for his book-The Sly Company of People Who Care- on May 29, 2012?
1) Amitav Ghosh
2) Aravind Adiga
3) Chetan Bhagat
4) Rohinton Mistry
5) Rahul Bhattacharya

20. The National Telecom Policy (NTP)-2012 was cleared by the Government on May 31, 2012. Which of the following is/are the aim/aims of this new policy?
1) To abolish roaming charges on mobile phones
2) To provide countrywide mob-ile number portability (MNP)
3) To provide on demand broadband for all citizens.
4) To increase rural teledensity to 100% by 2020
5) All the above

21. The United Nations Organization (UNO) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon received the honorary Doctor of Letters from which of the following universities in April 2012?
1) Tripura University
2) Magadh University
3) Jamia Millia Islamia
4) Osmania University
5) Indira Gandhi National Open University

22. Which country is planning to introduce a new visa regime titled "talent introduction" in an effort to attract more skilled professionals from abroad?
1) India
2) China
3) USA
4) France
5) Germany

23. The Right to Hearing provides citizens the right of hearing within a stipulated time on any grievance or complaint related to governance. Which is the first state to enact this legislation in April 2012?
1) Haryana
2) Punjab
3) Kerala
4) Rajasthan
5) Andhra Pradesh

24. Which bank has launched a 'Jewel Loan Maha Mela' to extend loans on the pledge of gold ornaments?
1) Bank of Baroda
2) Syndicate Bank
3) Vijaya Bank
4) Punjab National Bank
5) State Bank of India

25. Which will be the world's first air carrier to produce its own jet fuel?
1) Delta Air Lines
2) United Airlines
3) American Airlines
4) FedEx Express
5) Flight Alaska

26. Who won the NTR National Literary Award in May 2012?
1) S.L.Bhyrappa
2) Ashokamitran
3) A.Somasundaram
4) Mahasweta Devi
5) C.Narayana Reddy

27. Which bank decided to waive the requirement of maintenance of minimum balance for all types of savings bank accounts in April 2012?
1) ICICI Bank
2) Axis Bank
3) Union Bank of India
4) United Bank of India
5) State Bank of India

28. The Reserve Bank of India has asked which of the following to issue smart cards/debit cards to farmers under the revised Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme so that they can access credit with ease?
1) Commercial Banks
2) Regional Rural Banks
3) Cooperative Banks
4) Both 1 and 2
5) All 1, 2 and 3

29. Which of the following awards is given in the field of literature?
1) Jamnalal Bajaj Award
2) Phalke Ratna Award
3) Kalinga Prize
4) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award
5) Saraswati Samman

30. Which of the following books is written by Vikram Seth?
1) Between the Lines
2) City of Joy
3) Revolution 2020
4) The Golden Gate
5) A Peep into the Past

31. The Indian Navy has inducted the Akula-II class K-152 Nerpa, which is a/an?
1) Aircraft
2) Radar system
3) Anti tank missile
4) Warship
5) Nuclear powered submarine

32. Which of the following cities hosted the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Afro-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) in March 2012?
1) Cairo
2) Nairobi
3) New Delhi
4) Dhaka
5) Addis Ababa

33. Enrica Lexie, an Italian ship, was detained by the port authorities in Kerala for which of the following reasons?
1) It was involved in piracy
2) The crew killed two Indian fishermen
3) It dumped nuclear waste in the sea
4) It was carrying objectionable material
5) None of these

34. Who topped the Civil Service Examination for 2011?
1) Shena Aggarwal
2) Rukmani Riar
3) Prince Dhawan
4) Sweta Mohanty
5) None

35. As per the Planning Commission data 16 central Government schemes are named after which of the following eminent personalities?
1) Indira Gandhi
2) Rajiv Gandhi
3) Jawaharlal Nehru
4) Mahatma Gandhi
5) Kasturba Gandhi

36. Nay Pyi Taw is the capital city of which of the following countries?
1) Vietnam
2) Cambodia
3) Myanmar
4) Thailand
5) Laos

37. Which Australian city hosted the final of the ICC Under-19 cricket world cup on August 26, 2012?
1) Brisbane
2) Perth
3) Adelaide
4) Townsville
5) Sunshine Coast

38. Shivnarine Chanderpaul became the 10th batsman to score 10,000 Test runs on April 27, 2012. He plays for which of the following countries?
1) Australia 2) New Zealand
3) England 4) South Africa
5) None of these

39. "The Google Story" is a book by?
1) Sergey Brin
2) Larry Page
3) Sergey Brin and Larry Page
4) David A. Vise and Mark Malseed
5) David A. Vise and Gary Williams

40. Which of the following awards was conferred upon Mario Miranda posthumously?
1) Padma Sri
2) Padma Bhushan
3) Padma Vibhushan
4) Kalidas Samman
5) Ashok Chakra


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