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Posted by Manas on December 31st, 2012

GK Questions

 

Sl No. Question
2911 As per Census 2011 of India, India’s population growth rate during 2001-11 stood at?
A) 17.64 %
B) 12.15%
C) 14.5%
D) 19.26%
2912 ‘Aam Admi Bima Yojana’ is an insurance scheme for rural landless households. It was introduced by?
A) LIC
B) General Insurance Co.
C) IRDA
D) NABARD
2913 Where is the head quarter of Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO)?
A) Tokyo
B) New York
C) Geneva
D) Rome
2914 Who is the present President of NASSCOM as on November 2012?
A) Azim Premji
B) Ashok Soota
C) N R Narayana Murthy
D) Som Mittal
2915 Who heads The Group of Ministers (GoM) on pharmaceutical pricing policy which aims to set the price bands of medicines?
A) Kapil Sibal
B) A K Anthony
C) Sharad Pawar
D) P Chidambaram
2916 The Global Nutrition Event 2012 was recently held in August 2012 at?
A) New Delhi
B) Geneva
C) New York
D) London
2917 Which Indian retail group formed a 50:50 partner of world’s largest retailer Walmart Stores for expansion in India?
A) Reliance
B) Bharti
C) RPG Group
D) Future group
2918 Which date is observed as the World Earth Day?
A) 22nd June
B) 22nd April
C) 22nd May
D) 22nd September
2919 Which of the following is the latest country to join WTO?
A) Russia
B) Georgia
C) Ukraine
D) Mayanmar
2920 Which in the below list is not a focus of Bharat Nirman Programme?
A) Food for all BPL Families
B) Irrigation
C) Rural telephony
D) Rural housing
2921 India has recently purchased 10 C-17 Globemaster III heavy-lift transport aircraft from which country?
A) UK
B) Russia
C) France
D) USA
2922 Which Indian Company has recently acquired the Indian business of Australia based Woolworths?
A) Reliance Retail
B) Aditya Birla group
C) Pantaloon Retail
D) Infiniti Retail Ltd
2923 Who is known as Father of International Green Revolution?
A) Norman Borlaugh
B) Thomas robert malthus
C) Henry Beachell
D) Paul R. Ehrlich
2924 “Film and Television Institute of India” (FTII) is located in which city?
A) Hyderabad
B) Kolkata
C) Mumbai
D) Pune
2925 What is the name of the newspaper published by Shiv Sena and was strated by Shri Balasahed Thakrey?
A) Shiv sena darpan
B) Sakal
C) Saamana
D) None of These
2926 which is the most competitive economy of the world, as per the World Competitiveness Report 2011-2012?
A) Luxemberg
B) Germany
C) Singapore
D) Switzerland
2927 When was the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) established?
A) 1949
B) 1945
C) 1965
D) 1961
2928 Which Indian City is termed as the Silver Platter City of India?
A) Aurangabad
B) Jaipur
C) Pune
D) Bangalore
2929 Which bollywood actor is brand ambassador of Gujarat?
A) Amir Khan
B) Krithik Roshan
C) Shahrukh Khan
D) Amitabh Bachchan
2930 Nobel Prize, biggest prize in the area of science and economics, was introduced in which year?
A) 1910
B) 1905
C) 1901
D) 1898
2931 Fortune Magazine has named whom as the most powerful business woman in the world?
A) Barbara Krux
B) Cynthia Carroll
C) Gail Kelly
D) Maria Das Gracas Foster
2932 Fortune Magazine has named which Indian business woman as the most powerful business woman of India for the second consecutive years?
A) Shikha Sharma
B) Chanda Kochhar
C) Naina Lal Kidwai
D) Kavery Kalanidhi
2933 Former Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral has recently passed away on 30th November. He was the ___ Prime Minister of India, served from April 1997 to March 1998.
A) 13th
B) 11th
C) 14th
D) 12th
2934 Which male athlete has been named as the “Male Athelete of the Year 2012″ by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) in November 2012?
A) Yohan blake
B) Michel Phelps
C) Usain Bolt
D) Tyson gay
2935 World Diabetes day is observed on?
A) 4thNovember
B) 12th November
C) 24th November
D) 14th November
2936 The 18th Conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCC) has recently held at?
A) Beijing
B) New York
C) Geneva
D) Doha
2937 Fortune Magazine listed which Indian Business woman as India’s top paid Business woman?
A) Chanda Kochhar
B) Kavery Kalanidhi
C) Shikha Sharma
D) Naina Lal Kidwai
2938 Recently which new euro zone member country has received bailout money to become the fifth one in the list?
A) Norway
B) Luxemberg
C) Hungary
D) Cyprus
2939 India’s state run Insurance giant LIC can now invest ___ in a company as compared to the earlier limit of 10%, a move taken by the Finance Ministry to support its divestment programs.
A) 20%
B) 25%
C) 35%
D) 30%
2940 Who has been appointed as the new MD and Chief Executive of BSE recently in November 2012?
A) Ravi Narain
B) Ashish Chauhan
C) Madhu Kannan
D) None of These
2941 Israel has recently launched a military operation in the Gaza Strip in November 2012 to counter attack the indiscriminate rocket attacks originating from the Gaza strip against its civilians. What is the name of the operation?
A) Operation Autumn Clouds
B) Operation Summer Rains
C) Operation Autumn Rains
D) Operation Pillar of Defense
2942 Which Indian political party moved a no-confidence motion against the ruling UPA government at the Parliament in November over the issue of FDI in retail? The motion was rejected due to lower number of MPs than minimum required number of 50.
A) AIADMK
B) Trinamool Congress
C) Samajwadi Party
D) CPI – M
2943 Which Indian IT company has recently won the five year contract from Ministry of Corporate Affairs to implement its e-governance solution MCA 21 v2 Recently in November 2012?
A) Wipro
B) Infosys
C) TCS
D) HCL Technologies
2944 Recently two senior journalists of which TV News channel were arrested by Police on charges of trying to extort Rs 100 Crore from Congress MP and Jindal group CEO Naveen Jindal?
A) Zee News
B) AAJ TAK news
C) Times News
D) NDTV News
2945 Following instruction from President, Maldives Government has recently cancelled contract of which Indian company for developing and maintaining its international Airport in November 2012?
A) HDIL Group
B) DLF
C) GMR Group
D) Jaypee Group
2946 Recently in which of the below location, the new rail coach factory was inaugurated by ?
A) Perambur
B) kapurthala
C) Raniganj
D) Lalganj
2947 Footballer Lionel Messi was presented with his second Golden Boot award in recognition for scoring the highest number of goals in Europe’s domestic leagues last season. He plays for which club?
A) Real Madrid
B) Barcelona
C) Manchester United
D) Chelsea
2948 Recently G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting has been held in which country in Nov 2012?
A) Brazil
B) Mexico
C) France
D) USA
2949 Stock Holding Corporation of India (SHCIL), India’s leading depository participant and largest custodian of securities, was merged with which government-owned bank?
A) Punjab National Bank
B) State Bank of India
C) IDBI Bank
D) Bank of Baroda
2950 Which Bollywood actress has been conferred with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) by the French Ambassador to India François Richier in Nov 2012?
A) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
B) Priyanka Chopra
C) Kajol
D) madhuri Dixit
2951 India’s third largest IT services company Wipro has announced to hive off its non-IT business like consumer care & lighting, infrastructure engineering and medical diagnostic product and service businesses into a separate unlisted entity. The new entity will be named as?
A) Wipro Consumer Care
B) Wipro Care
C) Wipro Enterprise
D) Wipro Limited
2952 Euro zone unemployment rate hit the record high of ____in September?
A) 9.2%
B) 9.8%
C) 11.6%
D) 12.4%
2953 Hamid Karzai has recently visited India in November 2012. He is President of which country?
A) Iran
B) Iraq
C) Afghanistan
D) Turkmenistan
2954 Recently India’s AMUL has lower the patent battle for TRIX trademark against which US food company?
A) Kraft Foods
B) Kellogg Company
C) PepsiCo
D) General Mills
2955 Barack Obama was re-elected as the President of USA and be became only the ____ Democrat to win a second four-year term as the US President since World War II.
A) Fourth
B) First
C) Third
D) Second
2956 India’s core sector in September stood at?
A) 2.5%
B) 2.3%
C) 5.1%
D) 5.9%
2957 Who has been awarded with the Kyoto Prize in Art and Philosophy category recenntly?
A) Gayatri Chakrovoty Spivak
B) Tamasaburo Bando V
C) Charles Taylor
D) Akira Kurosawa
2958 The Andhra Pradesh High Court has recently set aside the life ban on which former Indian cricketer imposed by BCCI for his alleged involvement in match fixing?
A) Ajay Jadeja
B) Manoj Prabhakar
C) Mohammad Azharuddin
D) None of These
2959 Japanese economic growth for the third quarter of 2012 stood at___ compared to previous quarter?
A) -0.9%
B) -1.1%
C) -0.5%
D) 0.7%
2960 Which state government has recently announced the waiver of farmer loans who had taken loan up to Rs 50,000 from the co-operative rural banks?
A) Gujarat
B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) West Bengal
2961  The Odisha government had slapped a fine of nearly Rs 6000 crore on which company for its alleged involvement in illegal and excess mining activities?
A) Tata Steel
B) JSW Steel
C) Vedanta Group
D) Arcelor Mittal Steel
2962 The Indian women’s cricket team won the inaugural Asian Cricket Council’s Twenty20 Asia Cup after defeating which team by 18 runs in the final match?
A) Australia
B) England
C) Sri Lanka
D) Pakistan
2963 Who in the list has been awarded with the 27th Indira Gandhi award for National Integration in November 2012?
A) Gulzar
B) Javed Akhtar
C) A R Rehman
D) None of These
2964 India has been ranked ____ in terms of overall financial development in terms of Life Insurance density, as per the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Financial Development Report 2012 published in Nov 2012.
A) 45th
B) 35th
C) 40th
D) 52nd
2965 India’s tennins players Mahes Bhupati and Rohan Bopanna won their first ATP World Tour Masters 100 cup this week by defeating Pakistan’s Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Netherland’s Jean Julien Rojer. Name the Msters 100 tournament?
A) Cincinnati Masters
B) Shanghai Masters
C) Paris Masters
D) Miami Masters
2966 Gulf Oil Corporation has announced its acquisition of US-based metal working fluid player Houghton International Inc for nearly USD 1.045 billionin Nov 2012. Gulf Oil Corporation belongs to which Indian business group?
A) Aditya Birla Group
B) Tata Sons
C) Essar Group
D) Hinduja Group
2967 Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of PSU bank Bank of India in Nov 2012?
A) Alok Mishra
B) Vijayalakshmi Iyer
C) Nupur Mitra
D) Shubhalakshmi Panse
2968 Which female athlete has been named as the “Female Athelete of the Year 2012″ by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) in November 2012?
A) Sanya Richards
B) Allyson Felix
C) Carmelita Jeter
D) Veronica Campbell
2969 What is the name of the 76 carat diamond from Golconda kingdom which was sold at a record price of 16.9 million euros at an auction in Geneva recently in November 2012?
A) Amarillo Starlight
B) Ashberg Diamond
C) Archduke Joseph
D) Beau Sancy
2970 Recently who in the list has been elected as the President of Fiji for the second term in November 2012?
A) Ratu Epeli Nailatikau
B) Mahendra Chaudhry
C) Josefa Iloilo
D) Kamisese Mara
2971 India’s which online travel services firm has acquired the Hotel Travel Group (HT Group) for USD 25 million in Nov 2012?
A) IRCTC
B) ClearTrip
C) Yatra.com
D) MakeMyTrip
2972 Who has recently become the first Non-White President of Brazil’s Supreme Court?
A) Carlos Ayres Britto
B) Marcos Valério
C) Joaquim Barbosa
D) Gilmar Mendes
2973 Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Superbike Championship Team has changed its name from MSD R-N Racing Team India to?
A) Mahi Racing Team India
B) Dhoni Racing Team India
C) MSD Racing Team India
D) Mahendra Racing Team India
2974 ECB has kept its interest rate unchanged at record low of ____ during its monetray policy review in Nov 2012?
A) 0.5%
B) 0.75%
C) 1%
D) 1.5%
2975 Which global liquor Drinks giant has recently acquired up to 53.4% stake in India’s liquor giant Vijay Mallya owned United Spirits Ltd (USL) for nearly USD 2 billion in November 2012?
A) SABMiller
B) Diageo Plc
C) Pernod Ricard
D) Vin & Spirit
2976 Which Indian pharma company has acquired US-based dermatology company DUSA Pharmaceuticals for USD 230 million in Nov 2012?
A) Biocon
B) Dr Reddy’s Lab
C) Sun Pharma
D) Ranbaxy
2977 China’s annual inflation measured by the consumer price index stood at ___ in October.
A) 1.5%
B) 1.7%
C) 1.9%
D) 2.1%
2978 Cyrus Mistry has been appointed as the Deputy Chairman of which TATA group company in Nov 2012?
A) Tata Consultancy Services
B) TATA Motors
C) TATA Steel
D) TATA Power
2979 Telecom operator Vodafone India has signed an agreement with which Indian bank to launch a mobile payment service in Nov 2012?
A) Axis Bank
B) HDFC Bank
C) ICICI Bank
D) Yes Bank
2980  The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced which day in November as “Malala Day” in the honour of Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai?
A) 22nd November
B) 15th November
C) 10th November
D) 20th November
2981 India’s headline inflation measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI)  for October stood at?
A) 7.81%
B)  9.75%
C) 9.73%
D) 7.45%
2982 India’s Trade deficit touched record high in October. What was India’s trade deficit in october 2012?
A) USD 19.36 billion
B) USD 18.65 billion
C) USD 20.96 billion
D) USD 23.16 billion
2983 India’s Index of Industrial Production (IIP) stood at ____ in September 2012.
A) 0.4%
B) -0.4%
C) -1.1%
D) 1.2%
2984 Who has been named as the most powerfull business woman in the world in  “Fortune List of 50 most powerful Business Women in the world” published in Nov 2012?
A) Cynthia Carroll
B) Maria das Graças
C) Gail Kelly
D) Barbara Kux
2985 Who has been chosen by the ruling Communist party of China to lead the country for at least next 5 years as the new General Secretary of the Party’s seven-member Politburo standing committee?
A) Li Keqiang
B) Hu Jintao
C) Wen Jiabao
D) Xi Jinping
2986 Government’s 2G spectrum auction turns out to a disaster as it managed to raise only Rs 9500 crore compared earlier estimated Rs 40,000 crore in Nov 2012. Of the 176 blocks put on sale (each block of 1.25 Mhz), bids were received only for how many blocks?
A) 98 blocks
B) 123 blocks
C) 101 blocks
D) 111 blocks
2987 India’s IT industry body Nasscom has lowered its growth expectation for the industry to ____ compared to earlier projection of 11-14% for the current financial year 2012-13.
A) 9%
B) 11%
C) 13%
D) 12%
2988  The Greek economy contracted by ____ in the third quarter (July-September) of the current year 2012 compared to same period last year.
A) 6%
B) 9%
C) 7.2%
D) 5.8%
2989 India’s Retail Inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index, in October stood at?
A) 9.75%
B) 9.72%
C) 9.79%
D) 9.46%
2990 Who has been appointed as the new director of RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) in Nov 2012?
A) Alok Joshi
B) Sanjeev Tripathi
C) Nehchal Sandhu
D) Syed Asif Ibrahim
2991 India’s FDI regulator, Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has approved the global furniture retailer IKEA’s proposal to open its stores in India. IKEA belongs to which country?
A) Germany
B) France
C) UK
D) Sweden
2992 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently notified the banks to stop providing any loans to its customers for purchasing gold in any form. The purpose for the step?
A) To Check Gold Prices
B) To reduce import of Gold
C) To reduce risk exposure for banks
D) To increase participation in Gold ETF.
2993 After recent change in Chinese leadership, who will head the parliament?
A) Wang Qishan
B) Zhang Gaoli
C) Zhang Dejiang
D) Liu Yunshan
2994 Which Indian airlines secured the no 1 position in terms of market share for October 2012?
A) Air India
B) Jet Airways with Jet Lite
C) Indigo airliens
D) Spice Jet
2995 Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been chosen for 2012 Indira Gandhi Prize for her contribution towards Peace in her country. She is President of which country?
A) Liberia
B) Ghana
C) Kenya
D) Nigeria
2996 Maus Freres has recently acquired French apparel company Lacoste for nearly USD 1.3 billion. Lacoste was founded by French tennis player Rene Lacoste in 1933 and a popular brand in the apparel category with the logo of “The Crocodile”. Maus Freres belongs to which country?
A) Sweden
B) Norway
C) Italy
D) Switzerland
2997 Which global oil major has received fine of USD 4.5 billion  in Nov 2012 related to 2010 US Offshore Oil spill?
A) Shell
B) Chevron
C) British Petroleum
D) W G Kenny
2998 Shiv Sena Chief and founder Bal Thackeray passed away in Nov 2012. He founded Shiv Sena party in which year?
A) 1969
B) 1966
C) 1972
D) 1978
2999 Who, an  Indian-American physician, from California has become only the 3rd Indian to be elected to the US House of Representatives in Nov 2012?
A) Bobby Jindal
B) Dalip Singh Saund
C) Ami Bera
D) None of These
3000 The euro zone consisting of 17 nations falls back into double dip recession with economic contraction for two consecutive quarters. The euro zone economy was contracted by ___ in the third quarter of the current year 2012.
A) 0.1%
B) 0.2%
C) 0.5%
D) 0.8%
3001 Who  has been recently awarded with the prestigious Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award by the BCCI during its annual awards function in Nov 2012?
A) Anil Kumble
B) Rahul Dravid
C) Sachin Tendulkar
D) Sunil Gavaskar
3002 Which Indian company has secured the No 1 rank in the list of environment-friendly electronics company published by Greenpeace in Nov 2012?
A) Wipro
B) Infosys
C) Suzlon Energy
D) TCS
3003 Which company/brand has recently won the new title sponsorship of the Indian Premier League after winning the bid for title rights for next 5 years?
A) Airtel
B) Pepsi
C) Coca Cola
D) Videocon
3004 Which global company  has agreed to acquire US based cloud computing company Meraki for USD 1.2 billion in Nov 2012?
A) Oracle
B) Cisco
C) IBM
D) Microsoft
3005 Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab was hanged to death at the Yerawada central prison in Nov 2012. The jail is in which city?
A) Nagpur
B) Mumbai
C) Pune
D) Nashik
3006 Global credit rating agency Moody’s has lowered sovereign credit rating of which euro zone country by one notch from its top most credit rating of “Aaa” in Nov 2012?
A) Germany
B) France
C) UK
D) Luxemberg
3007 Who has been appointed as the new director of the Intelligence Bureau in Nov 2012?
A) Alok Joshi
B) Sanjeev Tripathi
C) Nehchal Sandhu
D) Syed Asif Ibrahim
3008 Which Formula 1 driver won his third consecutive Formula One world title in 2012? He created the history to become become the youngest to achieve the same.
A) Fernando Alonso
B) Kimi Raikkonen
C) Sebastian Vettel
D) Lewis Hamilton
3009 Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani has been suspended by his party in Nov 2012. He belonged to which party before this suspension?
A) Congress
B) BJP
C) NCP
D) BSP
3010 Indian credit rating agency ICRA has recently cut India’s GDP growth estimation for the current financial year 2012-13 to ____ in Nov 2012?
A) 6.5%
B) 5.1%
C) 5.9%
D) 5.4%
3011 Social Activist Arvind Kejriwal’s newly formed political party was named as ____________ at a meeting of its founder members in New Delhi in Nov 2012.
A) Aam Admi Party
B) Janata Party
C) Humara Party
D) Aam Janata Party
3012 who has been recently appointed as the next director of Central Bureau of Investigation for next two years in Nov 2012?
A) AP Singh
B) Sanjeev Tripathi
C) Nehchal Sandhu
D) Ranjit Sinha
3013 Which Indian car maker was looking to acquire stake in British luxury car maker, Aston Martin?
A) Mahindra and Mahindra
B) Tata Motors
C) Maruti Suzuki
D) None of These
3014 Who was recently appointed as director general of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in Nov 2012 after its former executive  resigned earlier the same month over the corporation’s reporting of child sex abuse?
A) George Entwistle
B) Chris Patten
C) Tony Hall
D) Mark Thompson
3015 Indian government has announced in Nov 2012 that it will launch the pay-out of direct cash subsidy to people through the Aadhaar-based system in ___ districts of the country from January 1 next year.
A) 51
B) 86
C) 76
D) 91
3016 The 2014 FIFA World Cup mascot has been named as ________ by the Brazilian public in Nov 2012?
A) Goleo
B) Fuleco
C) Zakumi
D) Footix
3017 Which Global retail company has suspended its chief financial officer and other employees in India as a part of its investigation for alleged violations of US anti-bribery laws in Nov 2012?
A) Tesco
B) Wal-Mart
C) Starbucks
D) GAP
3018 India’s GDP growth for the second quarter (July-September) of the current financial year 2012-13 stood at?
A) 5.1%
B) 5.5%
C) 5.3%
D) 5.9%
3019 India’s manufacturing and agricultural sectors grew by just ___ and 1.2% respectively in the second quarter compared to 2.9% and 3.1% growth in the same quarter last year.
A) 1.2%
B) 1.8%
C) 0.8%
D) 0.3%
3020 BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa has formally resigned from the BJP party and sent his resignation to Party Chief Nitin Gadkari in Nov 2012. He was Chief Minister of which Indian state?
A) Andhra Pradesh
B) Goa
C) Karnataka
D) Kerala
3021 Which global Investment Bank has raised India’s equity market outlook to ‘overweight’ from ‘market-weight’ due to slight recovery in growth and moderation in inflation in Nov 2012?
A) UBS
B) Bank of America
C) Nomura
D) Goldman Sachs
3022 Australian player Ricky Ponting has announced his retirement from Test cricket after the Perth Test against South Africa in Nov 2012 due to poor form. He played how many test matches in total?
A) 167
B) 168
C) 172
D) 158
3023 Who has been appointed as the new coach of Brazilian Football team  in Nov 2012 for the upcoming 2014 World Cup which Brazil will host?
A) Jorge Valdivia
B) Mano Menezes
C) Carlos Queiroz
D) Luiz Felipe Scolari
3024 Which country’s Constituent Assembly has approved a final draft of the first Constitution since the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak?
A) Syria
B) Egypt
C) Jordon
D) Kuwait
3025 Which Indian state has emerged as the top performer among the major states in terms of nominal gross state domestic product (GSDP) growth rate (at 21.9%) during the 11th Five Year Plan (Financial year 2007 to 2012)?
A) Maharashtra
B) Bihar
C) Gujarat
D) Karnataka
3026 Which Global credit ratings agency has recently retained “Stable” outlook on India’s Baa3 Investment grade rating in Nov 2012?
A) Fitch
B) S&P
C) Moody’s
D) None of These
3027 India ranks ____ among 97 countries in guaranteeing access to all civil justice, as per the ‘Rule of Law Index 2012′ report by World Justice published in Nov 2012.
A) 77th
B) 72nd
C) 78th
D) 81st
3028 The managing director & CEO of National Stock Exchange (NSE), Ravi Narain has decided to step down from the post effective 1st April, 2013. Who will replace him?
A) Chitra Ramkrishna
B) Ashish Chauhan
C) Madhu Kannan
D) None of These
3029 F&B Asia Ventures,a unit of private equity firm Everstone Capital Partners,is set to acquire Harrys Holdings in Nov 2012. Harry Holdings is based out of?
A) Hong Kong
B) Malaysia
C) Thailand
D) Singapore
3030 Aung San Suu Kyi (66) became Myanmars leader of the opposition in April after spending most of the last two decades in detention for her non-violent struggle for democracy. she belongs to which party?
A) National Party for Democracy
B) National League of People
C) National League for Democracy
D) Peoples’ League for Democracy
3031 Foreign bank Westpac has opened its first branch in India in Nov 2012. Westpac bank belongs to which country?
A) New Zealand
B) Australias
C) Singapore
D) South Africa
3032 Which Windows boss has recently left Microsoft in November 2012?
A) Ray Ozzie
B) Steven Sinofsky
C) Steve Ballmer
D) J Allard
3033 21st ASEAN Summit  was conducted recently in which country?
A) Cambodia
B) Malaysia
C) Thailand
D) China
3034 Who has been named as the new CEO of Spencers in Nov 2012?
A) Kingshuk Basu
B) Vineet Kapila
C) Mohit Kampani
D) Venkat Narayanan
3035 Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram highlighted banks role in reviving Indian economy while inaugurating Bancon-2012. Bancon-2012 was hosted by which PSU bank in Pune in Nov 2012?
A) Bank of Maharashtra
B) Ratnakar Bank
C) Bank of India
D) IDBI Bank
3036 Shiv Sena Chief and founder Bal Thackeray passed away in Nov 2012. He has started his career as a cartoonist with which newspaper?
A) Times of India
B) The Free Press Journal
C) Navshakti
D) None of These
3037 Multi role stealth Frigate INS Tarkash is commissioned by Indian Navy in November 2012. It was built by which country?
A) USA
B) France
C) Russia
D) UK
3038 Which India born Professor won the US Professor of the year award-2012 in Nov 2012?
A) Shekhar Kumta
B) Kamal Bawa
C) Autar kaw
D) Anant Agarwal
3039 India has signed deal with which country in Nov 2012 for rare earth minerals?
A) Japan
B) USA
C) Russia
D) Australia
3040 Which country has recently tested N-Capable Haft-V missile?
A) Iraq
B) Iran
C) Pakistan
D) Egypt
3041 Which male athlete has been named for the “Male Performance of the Year 2012″ by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) in November 2012?
A) Yohan blake
B) David Rudisha
C) Usain Bolt
D) Tyson gay
3042 Who has been recently awarded with the Education Nobel Prize?
A) Jawahar Surisetti
B) Leena Sarabhai
C) Madhav Chavan
D) Narendra Jadhav
3043 Who  has been recently awarded with the Madhavrao Scindhia Award for most runs in Ranji Trophy by the BCCI during its annual awards function in Nov 2012?
A) Robin Bist
B) Ravindra Jadeja
C) Lakshmi Ratan Shukla
D) Rohit Sharma
3044 Who  has been recently awarded with the Madhavrao Scindhia Award for most wickets in Ranji Trophy by the BCCI during its annual awards function in Nov 2012?
A) Lakshmipati Balaji
B) Ashok Dinda
C) Lakshmi Ratan Shukla
D) Umesh Yadav
3045 Who won the ATP World Tour Finals held in London in Nov 2012?
A) Roger Federer
B) Rafael Nadal
C) Andy Murray
D) Novak Djokovic

 

 

 

Answers

 

Sl No. Question Answer
2911 As per Census 2011 of India, India’s population growth rate during 2001-11 stood at? Ans) 17.64 %
2912 Aam Admi Bima Yojana’ is an insurance scheme for rural landless households. It was introduced by? Ans) LIC
2913 Where is the head quarter of Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO)? Ans) Rome
2914 Who is the present President of NASSCOM as on November 2012? Ans) Som Mittal
2915 Who heads The Group of Ministers (GoM) on pharmaceutical pricing policy which aims to set the price bands of medicines? Ans) Sharad Pawar
2916 The Global Nutrition Event 2012 was recently held in August 2012 at? Ans) London
2917 Which Indian retail group formed a 50:50 partner of world’s largest retailer Walmart Stores for expansion in India? Ans) Bharti
2918 Which date is observed as the World Earth Day? Ans) 22nd April
2919 Which of the following is the latest country to join WTO? Ans) Russia
2920 Which in the below list is not a focus of Bharat Nirman Programme? Ans) Food for all BPL Families
2921 India has recently purchased 10 C-17 Globemaster III heavy-lift transport aircraft from which country? Ans) USA
2922 Which Indian Company has recently acquired the Indian business of Australia based Woolworths? Ans) Infiniti Retail Ltd
2923 Who is known as Father of International Green Revolution? Ans) Norman Borlaugh
2924 “Film and Television Institute of India” (FTII) is located in which city? Ans) Pune
2925 What is the name of the newspaper published by Shiv Sena and was strated by Shri Balasahed Thakrey? Ans) Saamana
2926 which is the most competitive economy of the world, as per the World Competitiveness Report 2011-2012? Ans) Switzerland
2927 When was the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) established? Ans) 1945
2928 Which Indian City is termed as the Silver Platter City of India? Ans) Bangalore
2929 Which bollywood actor is brand ambassador of Gujarat? Ans) Amitabh Bachchan
2930 Nobel Prize, biggest prize in the area of science and economics, was introduced in which year? Ans) 1901
2931 Fortune Magazine has named whom as the most powerful business woman in the world? Ans) Maria Das Gracas Foster
2932 Fortune Magazine has named which Indian business woman as the most powerful business woman of India for the second consecutive years? Ans) Chanda Kochhar
2933 Former Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral has recently passed away on 30th November. He was the ___ Prime Minister of India, served from April 1997 to March 1998. Ans) 12th
2934 Which male athlete has been named as the “Male Athelete of the Year 2012″ by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) in November 2012? Ans) Usain Bolt
2935 World Diabetes day is observed on? Ans) 14th November
2936 The 18th Conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCC) has recently held at? Ans) Doha
2937 Fortune Magazine listed which Indian Business woman as India’s top paid Business woman? Ans) Kavery Kalanidhi
2938 Recently which new euro zone member country has received bailout money to become the fifth one in the list? Ans) Cyprus
2939 India’s state run Insurance giant LIC can now invest ___ in a company as compared to the earlier limit of 10%, a move taken by the Finance Ministry to support its divestment programs. Ans) 30%
2940 Who has been appointed as the new MD and Chief Executive of BSE recently in November 2012? Ans) Ashish Chauhan
2941 Israel has recently launched a military operation in the Gaza Strip in November 2012 to counter attack the indiscriminate rocket attacks originating from the Gaza strip against its civilians. What is the name of the operation? Ans) Operation Pillar of Defense
2942 Which Indian political party moved a no-confidence motion against the ruling UPA government at the Parliament in November over the issue of FDI in retail? The motion was rejected due to lower number of MPs than minimum required number of 50. Ans) Trinamool Congress
2943 Which Indian IT company has recently won the five year contract from Ministry of Corporate Affairs to implement its e-governance solution MCA 21 v2 Recently in November 2012? Ans) Infosys
2944 Recently two senior journalists of which TV News channel were arrested by Police on charges of trying to extort Rs 100 Crore from Congress MP and Jindal group CEO Naveen Jindal? Ans) Zee News
2945 Following instruction from President, Maldives Government has recently cancelled contract of which Indian company for developing and maintaining its international Airport in November 2012? Ans) GMR Group
2946 Recently in which of the below location, the new rail coach factory was inaugurated by ? Ans) Lalganj
2947 Footballer Lionel Messi was presented with his second Golden Boot award in recognition for scoring the highest number of goals in Europe’s domestic leagues last season. He plays for which club? Ans) Barcelona
2948 Recently G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting has been held in which country in Nov 2012? Ans) Mexico
2949 Stock Holding Corporation of India (SHCIL), India’s leading depository participant and largest custodian of securities, was merged with which government-owned bank? Ans) IDBI Bank
2950 Which Bollywood actress has been conferred with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) by the French Ambassador to India François Richier in Nov 2012? Ans) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
2951 India’s third largest IT services company Wipro has announced to hive off its non-IT business like consumer care & lighting, infrastructure engineering and medical diagnostic product and service businesses into a separate unlisted entity. The new entity will be named as? Ans) Wipro Enterprise
2952 Euro zone unemployment rate hit the record high of ____in September? Ans) 11.6%
2953 Hamid Karzai has recently visited India in November 2012. He is President of which country? Ans) Afghanistan
2954 Recently India’s AMUL has lower the patent battle for TRIX trademark against which US food company? Ans) General Mills
2955 Barack Obama was re-elected as the President of USA and be became only the ____ Democrat to win a second four-year term as the US President since World War II. Ans) Second
2956 India’s core sector in September stood at? Ans) 5.1%
2957 Who has been awarded with the Kyoto Prize in Art and Philosophy category recenntly? Ans) Gayatri Chakrovoty Spivak
2958 The Andhra Pradesh High Court has recently set aside the life ban on which former Indian cricketer imposed by BCCI for his alleged involvement in match fixing? Ans) Mohammad Azharuddin
2959 Japanese economic growth for the third quarter of 2012 stood at___ compared to previous quarter? Ans) -0.9%
2960 Which state government has recently announced the waiver of farmer loans who had taken loan up to Rs 50,000 from the co-operative rural banks? Ans) Uttar Pradesh
2961  The Odisha government had slapped a fine of nearly Rs 6000 crore on which company for its alleged involvement in illegal and excess mining activities? Ans) Tata Steel
2962 The Indian women’s cricket team won the inaugural Asian Cricket Council’s Twenty20 Asia Cup after defeating which team by 18 runs in the final match? Ans) Pakistan
2963 Who in the list has been awarded with the 27th Indira Gandhi award for National Integration in November 2012? Ans) Gulzar
2964 India has been ranked ____ in terms of overall financial development in terms of Life Insurance density, as per the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Financial Development Report 2012 published in Nov 2012. Ans) 40th
2965 India’s tennins players Mahes Bhupati and Rohan Bopanna won their first ATP World Tour Masters 100 cup this week by defeating Pakistan’s Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Netherland’s Jean Julien Rojer. Name the Msters 100 tournament? Ans) Paris Masters
2966 Gulf Oil Corporation has announced its acquisition of US-based metal working fluid player Houghton International Inc for nearly USD 1.045 billionin Nov 2012. Gulf Oil Corporation belongs to which Indian business group? Ans) Hinduja
2967 Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of PSU bank Bank of India in Nov 2012? Ans) Vijayalakshmi Iyer
2968 Which female athlete has been named as the “Female Athelete of the Year 2012″ by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) in November 2012? Ans) Allyson Felix
2969 What is the name of the 76 carat diamond from Golconda kingdom which was sold at a record price of 16.9 million euros at an auction in Geneva recently in November 2012? Ans) Archduke Joseph
2970 Recently who in the list has been elected as the President of Fiji for the second term in November 2012? Ans) Ratu Epeli Nailatikau
2971 India’s which online travel services firm has acquired the Hotel Travel Group (HT Group) for USD 25 million in Nov 2012? Ans) MakeMyTrip
2972 Who has recently become the first Non-White President of Brazil’s Supreme Court? Ans) Joaquim Barbosa
2973 Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Superbike Championship Team has changed its name from MSD R-N Racing Team India to? Ans) Mahi Racing Team India
2974 ECB has kept its interest rate unchanged at record low of ____ during its monetray policy review in Nov 2012? Ans) 0.75%
2975 Which global liquor Drinks giant has recently acquired up to 53.4% stake in India’s liquor giant Vijay Mallya owned United Spirits Ltd (USL) for nearly USD 2 billion in November 2012? Ans) Diageo
2976 Which Indian pharma company has acquired US-based dermatology company DUSA Pharmaceuticals for USD 230 million in Nov 2012? Ans) Sun Pharma
2977 China’s annual inflation measured by the consumer price index stood at ___ in October. Ans) 1.7%
2978 Cyrus Mistry has been appointed as the Deputy Chairman of which TATA group company in Nov 2012? Ans) Tata Consultancy Services
2979 Telecom operator Vodafone India has signed an agreement with which Indian bank to launch a mobile payment service in Nov 2012? Ans) ICICI Bank
2980  The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced which day in November as “Malala Day” in the honour of Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai? Ans) 10th November
2981 India’s headline inflation measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI)  for October stood at? Ans) 7.45%
2982 India’s Trade deficit touched record high in October. What was India’s trade deficit in october 2012? Ans) USD 20.96 billion
2983 India’s Index of Industrial Production (IIP) stood at ____ in September 2012. Ans) -0.4%
2984 Who has been named as the most powerfull business woman in the world in  “Fortune List of 50 most powerful Business Women in the world” published in Nov 2012? Ans) Maria das Graças
2985 Who has been chosen by the ruling Communist party of China to lead the country for at least next 5 years as the new General Secretary of the Party’s seven-member Politburo standing committee? Ans) Xi Jinping
2986 Government’s 2G spectrum auction turns out to a disaster as it managed to raise only Rs 9500 crore compared earlier estimated Rs 40,000 crore in Nov 2012. Of the 176 blocks put on sale (each block of 1.25 Mhz), bids were received only for how many blocks? Ans) 101 blocks
2987 India’s IT industry body Nasscom has lowered its growth expectation for the industry to ____ compared to earlier projection of 11-14% for the current financial year 2012-13. Ans) 11%
2988  The Greek economy contracted by ____ in the third quarter (July-September) of the current year 2012 compared to same period last year. Ans) 7.2%
2989 India’s Retail Inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index, in October stood at? Ans) 9.75%
2990 Who has been appointed as the new director of RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) in Nov 2012? Ans) Alok Joshi
2991 India’s FDI regulator, Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has approved the global furniture retailer IKEA’s proposal to open its stores in India. IKEA belongs to which country? Ans) Sweden
2992 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently notified the banks to stop providing any loans to its customers for purchasing gold in any form. The purpose for the step? Ans) To reduce import of Gold
2993 After recent change in Chinese leadership, who will head the parliament? Ans) Zhang Dejiang
2994 Which Indian airlines secured the no 1 position in terms of market share for October 2012? Ans) Indigo airliens
2995 Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been chosen for 2012 Indira Gandhi Prize for her contribution towards Peace in her country. She is President of which country? Ans) Liberia
2996 Maus Freres has recently acquired French apparel company Lacoste for nearly USD 1.3 billion. Lacoste was founded by French tennis player Rene Lacoste in 1933 and a popular brand in the apparel category with the logo of “The Crocodile”. Maus Freres belongs to which country? Ans) Switzerland
2997 Which global oil major has received fine of USD 4.5 billion  in Nov 2012 related to 2010 US Offshore Oil spill? Ans) British Petroleum
2998 Shiv Sena Chief and founder Bal Thackeray passed away in Nov 2012. He founded Shiv Sena party in which year? Ans) 1966
2999 Who, an  Indian-American physician, from California has become only the 3rd Indian to be elected to the US House of Representatives in Nov 2012? Ans) Ami Bera
3000 The euro zone consisting of 17 nations falls back into double dip recession with economic contraction for two consecutive quarters. The euro zone economy was contracted by ___ in the third quarter of the current year 2012. Ans) 0.1%
3001 Who  has been recently awarded with the prestigious Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award by the BCCI during its annual awards function in Nov 2012? Ans) Sunil Gavaskar
3002 Which Indian company has secured the No 1 rank in the list of environment-friendly electronics company published by Greenpeace in Nov 2012? Ans) Wipro
3003 Which company/brand has recently won the new title sponsorship of the Indian Premier League after winning the bid for title rights for next 5 years? Ans) Pepsi
3004 Which global company  has agreed to acquire US based cloud computing company Meraki for USD 1.2 billion in Nov 2012? Ans) Cisco
3005 Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab was hanged to death at the Yerawada central prison in Nov 2012. The jail is in which city? Ans) Pune
3006 Global credit rating agency Moody’s has lowered sovereign credit rating of which euro zone country by one notch from its top most credit rating of “Aaa” in Nov 2012? Ans) France
3007 Who has been appointed as the new director of the Intelligence Bureau in Nov 2012? Ans) Syed Asif Ibrahim
3008 Which Formula 1 driver won his third consecutive Formula One world title in 2012? He created the history to become become the youngest to achieve the same. Ans) Sebastian Vettel
3009 Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani has been suspended by his party in Nov 2012. He belonged to which party before this suspension? Ans) BJP
3010 Indian credit rating agency ICRA has recently cut India’s GDP growth estimation for the current financial year 2012-13 to ____ in Nov 2012? Ans) 5.4%
3011 Social Activist Arvind Kejriwal’s newly formed political party was named as ____________ at a meeting of its founder members in New Delhi in Nov 2012. Ans) Aam Admi Party
3012 who has been recently appointed as the next director of Central Bureau of Investigation for next two years in Nov 2012? Ans) Ranjit Sinha
3013 Which Indian car maker was looking to acquire stake in British luxury car maker, Aston Martin? Ans) Mahindra and Mahindra
3014 Who was recently appointed as director general of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in Nov 2012 after its former executive  resigned earlier the same month over the corporation’s reporting of child sex abuse? Ans) Tony Hall
3015 Indian government has announced in Nov 2012 that it will launch the pay-out of direct cash subsidy to people through the Aadhaar-based system in ___ districts of the country from January 1 next year. Ans) 51
3016 The 2014 FIFA World Cup mascot has been named as ________ by the Brazilian public in Nov 2012? Ans) Fuleco
3017 Which Global retail company has suspended its chief financial officer and other employees in India as a part of its investigation for alleged violations of US anti-bribery laws in Nov 2012? Ans) Wal-Mart
3018 India’s GDP growth for the second quarter (July-September) of the current financial year 2012-13 stood at? Ans) 5.3%
3019 India’s manufacturing and agricultural sectors grew by just ___ and 1.2% respectively in the second quarter compared to 2.9% and 3.1% growth in the same quarter last year. Ans) 0.8%
3020 BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa has formally resigned from the BJP party and sent his resignation to Party Chief Nitin Gadkari in Nov 2012. He was Chief Minister of which Indian state? Ans) Karnataka
3021 Which global Investment Bank has raised India’s equity market outlook to ‘overweight’ from ‘market-weight’ due to slight recovery in growth and moderation in inflation in Nov 2012? Ans) Goldman Sachs
3022 Australian player Ricky Ponting has announced his retirement from Test cricket after the Perth Test against South Africa in Nov 2012 due to poor form. He played how many test matches in total? Ans) 168
3023 Who has been appointed as the new coach of Brazilian Football team  in Nov 2012 for the upcoming 2014 World Cup which Brazil will host? Ans) Luiz Felipe Scolari
3024 Which country’s Constituent Assembly has approved a final draft of the first Constitution since the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak? Ans) Egypt
3025 Which Indian state has emerged as the top performer among the major states in terms of nominal gross state domestic product (GSDP) growth rate (at 21.9%) during the 11th Five Year Plan (Financial year 2007 to 2012)? Ans) Bihar
3026 Which Global credit ratings agency has recently retained “Stable” outlook on India’s Baa3 Investment grade rating in Nov 2012? Ans) Moody’s
3027 India ranks ____ among 97 countries in guaranteeing access to all civil justice, as per the ‘Rule of Law Index 2012′ report by World Justice published in Nov 2012. Ans) 78th
3028 The managing director & CEO of National Stock Exchange (NSE), Ravi Narain has decided to step down from the post effective 1st April, 2013. Who will replace him? Ans) Chitra Ramkrishna
3029 F&B Asia Ventures,a unit of private equity firm Everstone Capital Partners,is set to acquire Harrys Holdings in Nov 2012. Harry Holdings is based out of? Ans) Singapore
3030 Aung San Suu Kyi (66) became Myanmars leader of the opposition in April after spending most of the last two decades in detention for her non-violent struggle for democracy. she belongs to which party? Ans) National League for Democracy
3031 Foreign bank Westpac has opened its first branch in India in Nov 2012. Westpac bank belongs to which country? Ans) Australia
3032 Which Windows boss has recently left Microsoft in November 2012? Ans) Steven Sinofsky
3033 21st ASEAN Summit  was conducted recently in which country? Ans) Cambodia
3034 Who has been named as the new CEO of Spencers in Nov 2012? Ans) Mohit Kampani
3035 Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram highlighted banks role in reviving Indian economy while inaugurating Bancon-2012. Bancon-2012 was hosted by which PSU bank in Pune in Nov 2012? Ans) Bank of Maharashtra
3036 Shiv Sena Chief and founder Bal Thackeray passed away in Nov 2012. He has started his career as a cartoonist with which newspaper? Ans) The Free Press Journal
3037 Multi role stealth Frigate INS Tarkash is commissioned by Indian Navy in November 2012. It was built by which country? Ans) Russia
3038 Which India born Professor won the US Professor of the year award-2012 in Nov 2012? Ans) Autar kaw
3039 India has signed deal with which country in Nov 2012 for rare earth minerals? Ans) Japan
3040 Which country has recently tested N-Capable Haft-V missile? Ans) Pakistan
3041 Which male athlete has been named for the “Male Performance of the Year 2012″ by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) in November 2012? Ans) David Rudisha
3042 Who has been recently awarded with the Education Nobel Prize? Ans) Madhav Chavan
3043 Who  has been recently awarded with the Madhavrao Scindhia Award for most runs in Ranji Trophy by the BCCI during its annual awards function in Nov 2012? Ans) Robin Bist
3044 Who  has been recently awarded with the Madhavrao Scindhia Award for most wickets in Ranji Trophy by the BCCI during its annual awards function in Nov 2012? Ans) Ashok Dinda
3045 Who won the ATP World Tour Finals held in London in Nov 2012? Ans) Novak Djokovic

 

 

 

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