Tuesday, August 21, 2012

SBI CLERKS EXAMS PRACTICE GENERAL AWARENESS MCQs


1. Who was the flag bearer for India during the closing ceremony of the London Olympics on August 12, 2012?
1) MC Mary Kom
2) Saina Nehwal
3) Sushil Kumar
4) Gagan Narang
5) Vijay Kumar

2. Which of the following countries granted asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on August 16, 2012?
1) Sweden
2) Australia
3) Cuba
4) Venezuela
5) Ecuador

3. The 25th North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit was held on May 20-21, 2012 in which of the following cities?
1) Camp David
2) Brussels
3) London
4) Chicago
5) Washington D.C.

4. Anshu Jain took over as co-CEO of which of the following banking giants on June 1, 2012?
1) HSBC
2) Deutsche Bank
3) Citibank
4) BNP Paribas
5) Royal Bank of Scotland

5. Which of the following statements about ASEAN is not true?
1) The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a geo-political and economic organization of ten countries.
2) It was formed in 1967 with the secretariat in Singapore.
3) The 20th ASEAN Summit was held in April 2012 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
4) The theme for this summit is "ASEAN: One Community, One Destiny".
5) This year's Summit chair is Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of Cambodia.

6. Who has been elected as the President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the year 2012-13?
1) B.Muthuraman
2) Ajay Shriram
3) Adi Godrej
4) Swati Piramal
5) Ratan Tata

7. Who among the following is not a Supreme Court Judge at present?
1) Justice Jasti Chalameswar
2) Justice Fakir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla
3) Justice Ranjan Gogoi
4) Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur
5) Justice K.G. Balakrishnan



8. After Pratibha Patil and Prabha Rau, Margaret Alva is the third woman Governor of which of the following states?
1) Maharashtra
2) Rajasthan
3) Karnataka
4) Uttarakhand
5) Punjab

9. Murray Rose of Australia passed away on April 15, 2012. He was a six- time Olympic medalist in which of the following sports?
1) Swimming
2) Shooting
3) Gymnastics
4) Athletics
5) Weightlifting

10. Who has been appointed as Chairperson of the Advisory Board on Bank, Commercial and Financial Frauds?
1) Usha Thorat
2) Shikha Sharma
3) Nainalal Kidwai
4) Shyamala Gopinath
 5) None of these

11. Who took over as the Chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Compa-nies (NASSCOM) for 2012-13?
1) Avinash Vashistha
2) N.Chandrasekaran
3) T.K.Kurien
4) B.V.R.Mohan Reddy
5) C.P.Gurnani

12. Senior IPS officer Subhash Joshi has been appointed as the Director General of which of the following forces?
1) NSG
2) CRPF
3) BSF
4) CISF
5) ITBP

13. Who among the following Indian Cardiologists was elected as President of the World Heart Federation (WHF), a global NGO dedicated to prevention of heart diseases in low and middle income countries in April 2012?
1) Dr.S.Padmavati
2) Dr.Naresh Trehan
3) Dr.Devi Shetty
4) Dr.Srinath Reddy
5) None of these

14. Oscar winning actor Sean Penn received the 2012 Peace Summit Award in April 2012 for his humanitarian work in which of the following earthquake ravag-ed countries?
1) Japan
2) Haiti
3) Indonesia
4) Philippines
5) None of these

15. S.R. Nathan was conferred with the prestigious Pravasi Bhara-tiya Samman, the highest honor accorded to people of Indian-origin overseas. He was the President of which of the following countries from 1999 to 2011?
1) Singapore
2) Mauritius
3) Guyana
4) Nepal
5) Trinidad &Tobago

16. Who won the Asian continental chess championship in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam on May13, 2012?
1) Parimarjan Negi
2) M.R.Venkatesh
3) P.Harikrishna
4) Vishwanathan Anand
5) Suryashekar Ganguly

17. Who won the World Snooker Championship for the fourth time in Sheffield, UK on May 7, 2012?
1) John Higgins
2) Stephen Hendry
3) Steve Davis 4) Ali Carter
5) Ronnie O' Sullivan

18. The Defense Ministry cleared a Rs.3,000 crore deal to buy 145 M777 ultra light howitzer (ULH) artillery guns from which of the following countries on May11, 2012?
1) France
2) USA
3) Russia
4) Sweden
5) None of these

19. The Pranahita-Chevella irrigat-ion project will serve Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra states. Pranahita is a major tributary of which of the following rivers?
1) Krishna
2) Narmada
3) Godavari
4) Tapati
5) Mahanadi

ANSWERS:

1) 1 2) 5 3) 4 4) 2 5) 2   6) 3 7) 5 8) 2 9) 1 10) 4
11) 2 12) 1 13) 4 14) 2 15) 1  16) 1 17) 5 18) 2 19) 3