Daily Practice Quiz Published in August 2012

GK Questions
 
Sl No.Question
2141Who built the Red Fort?
 A) Bahadur Shah II
 B) Bahadur Shah I
 C) Jahandar Shah
 D) Emperor Shah Jahan
  
2142The capital of Bhutan is ___________
 A) Thimphu
 B) Bogota
 C) Tbilisi
 D) Tallinn
  
2143How many time zones are there in the USA?
 A) Four
 B) Two
 C) Three
 D) Five
  
2144What is the national sport of India?
 A) Hockey
 B) Cricket
 C) Kabaddi
 D) Volleyball
  
2145Where is the Golden Temple located?
 A) Chandigarh
 B) Jalandhar
 C) Amritsar
 D) Ludhiana
  
2146The first recipient of the Indian Science Award in 2004 was (the award was instituted in 2003):
 A) Prof. C.N.R Rao
 B) G S Sirohi
 C) Dr. Giri Raj Singh
 D) G S R Murti
  
2147Who was named the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year 2008?
 A) Mr. Kelly Tien
 B) Mr Wong Ngit Liong
 C) Dr. Jean-Paul Clozel
 D) Joseph Wilson
  
2148Name the director of Bollywood movies who has been conferred the title of - Officier de la Legion d-Honneur-, the highest French distinction for his contribution to Indian cinema.
 A) Madhur Bhandarkar
 B) Prakash Mehra
 C) Govind Nihalani
 D) Yash Chopra
  
2149Name the former US President who, along with Nepalese leader Prachanda has won the country-s top peace prize awarded by the Dr. Dilli Raman Regmi Foundation for his dedication in choosing the path of peace.
 A) Jimmy Carter
 B) Gerald Ford
 C) Ronald Reagan
 D) Lyndon B. Johnson
  
2150Which is the longest canal in the world?
 A) Grand China canal
 B) Suez canal
 C) Beloye- More Baltic
 D) Volga Baltic
  
2151The capital of Rwanda is:
 A) Basseterre
 B) Kigali
 C) Mbabane
 D) Lusaka
  
2152Who is the author of -A Tale of Two Cities-?
 A) L. C. Douglas
 B) Chester Bowles
 C) Charles Lamb
 D) Charles Dickens
  
2153What does GATT stand for?
 A) General Agreement on Trading Technologies
 B) General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
 C) General Agreement on Transportation Technologies
 D) General Agreement on Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
  
2154The law of gravitation was defined by:
 A) Newton
 B) Archimedes
 C) Galilio
 D) Faraday
  
2155Who invented the radio?
 A) Laennec
 B) Darwin
 C) Marconi
 D) Baird
  
2156Potamology means:
 A) The study of potted plants
 B) The study of rivers
 C) The study of fossils and ancient life forms
 D) The study of organisms as affected by climate
  
2157How many articles are there in the constitution of India?
 A) 359
 B) 395
 C) 400
 D) 399
  
2158The constitution of India is regarded as
 A) Federal in form and unitary in spirit
 B) Federal
 C) Parliamentary
 D) Unitary
  
2159The National bird of India is the
 A) Nightingale
 B) Parrot
 C) Peacock
 D) Sparrows
  
2160The currency of Bhutan is
 A) Pa-anga
 B) Lira
 C) Peso
 D) Ngultrum
  
2161Which American President was involved in the Watergate scandal?
 A) President Richard Nixon
 B) President Gerald Ford
 C) President Ronald Reagan
 D) President Lyndon B. Johnson
  
2162The Grand Canyon is situated in which American state?
 A) Nevada
 B) Utah
 C) Colorado
 D) Arizona
  
2163Who was re-elected Prime Minister of Canada on October 15, 2008?
 A) Mr. Stephen Harper
 B) Paul Martin
 C) John Turner
 D) Joe Clark
  
2164What does the third schedule in the Constitution of India list?
 A) Emoluments for High-Level Officials
 B) The oaths of offices for elected officials and judges
 C) States and Union Territories
 D) The Official Languages
  
2165Who founded the Indian Express group of newspapers in India?
 A) Mr. Vivek Goenka
 B) Mr. G. Subramanya Aiyer
 C) Mr. Ramnath Goenka
 D) Mr. N. Ram
  
2166These words have been added to the Preamble of the Indian Constitution after the 42nd Amendment. What are they?
 A) Socialist, secular
 B) Sovereign, independent
 C) Justice, liberty
 D) Democratic, fraternity
  
2167The concept of Directive Principles of State Policy was adopted into the Indian Constitution from the constitution of which country?
 A) Japan
 B) Germany
 C) Ireland
 D) Spain
  
2168The book -Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl- was set in which city?
 A) Amsterdam
 B) Berlin
 C) Prague
 D) Budapest
  
2169Who won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2008?
 A) Martti Ahtisaari
 B) Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
 C) Paul Krugman
 D) Professor Per Carlson
  
2170Who among the following Presidents of India was the only one to be elected unopposed to the office?
 A) Giani Zail Singh
 B) Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma
 C) R.Venkataraman
 D) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
  
2171Who is the constitutional head of the executive of the Indian Union?
 A) The Prime minister
 B) The Vice President
 C) The President
 D) The members of the Lok Sabha
  
2172Who was the first chairman of the Rajya Sabha?
 A) Shri S.V.Krishnamoorthy Rao.
 B) Mr Jawaharlal Nehru
 C) Dr S. Radhakrishnan
 D) Shri Sardar Vallabhai Patel
  
2173The members and the Chairman of the states- Public Service Commission are appointed by?
 A) The Vice President
 B) The Prime Minister
 C) The Chief Ministers of the States
 D) The Governors of the States
  
2174The European Union (EU) was earlier known as ?
 A)  The Economic Union
 B) The Economic Market
 C) European Market
 D) The Common Market
  
2175Who was the first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress?
 A) Khan Mohammad Abbas Khan,
 B) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
 C) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
 D) Baddrudin Tyabji
  
2176He was the first Indian to become the Chief of army staff and Commander in chief of the Indian army. Who was he?
 A) Field Marshall KM Cariappa
 B) Field Marshall Sam Maneckshaw
 C) Shri Rajendrasinhji
 D) General K S Thimayya
  
2177This gas is known by the name -Marsh Gas- and it is usually used in chemical labs and industries. What is its scientific name?
 A) Methane
 B) Helium
 C) Neon
 D) Argon
  
2178This animal is the symbol for the World Wide Fund for Nature. Name the animal.
 A) The Okapi
 B) The Giant Panda
 C) The Tiger
 D) The One Horned Rhinoceros
  
2179The river Indus originates from which place in the upper Himalayas.
 A) Mount Kailash
 B) Gangotri
 C) Mansarovar
 D) Bundar Poonch Glacier
  
2180Who was sworn in as President of South Africa on 9th May 2009 and since then has been holding the responsibility?
 A) Thabo Mbeki
 B) Jacob Zuma
 C) Joe Seremane
 D) Kgalema Motlanthe
  
2181Who has recently been elected as the Chairman of the World Steel Association?
 A) Ku-Taek Lee
 B) Lakshmi Mittal
 C) Hajime Bada
 D) Daniel DiMicco,
  
2182The work of General Purpose Committee is to advise:
 A) The members of the Rajya Sabha.
 B) The members of the Lok Sabha.
 C) The Speaker
 D) The Vice President
  
2183Who among the following has been given the power to declare National Emergency?
 A) The President
 B) The Prime Minister
 C) The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
 D) The Vice President
  
2184Till 1973 the state of Karnataka was called as?
 A) Bangalore
 B) Mysore
 C) Belur
 D) Vijayanagar
  
2185Who is/are the presiding officer/s of the Lok Sabha?
 A) Speaker
 B) Deputy Speaker
 C) Speaker and Deputy Speaker
 D) The President and Vice President
  
2186The President of India is elected by?
 A) The elected members of the Vidhan Sabhas, Lok Sabha, and Rajya Sabha.
 B) The elected members of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha
 C) The elected members of the Rajya Sabha.
 D) The elected members of the Vidhan Sabhas.
  
2187In which schedule of the Constitution is the allocation of seats in the Rajya Sabha contained?
 A) Fourth Schedule
 B) Fifth schedule
 C) Sixth schedule
 D) Second schedule
  
2188Name the capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
 A) Siliguri
 B) Silvassa
 C) Kavaratti
 D) Shillong
  
2189In which of the following sports is the Ryder Cup awarded?
 A) Hockey
 B) Basketball
 C) Polo
 D) Golf
  
2190Name the Indian Chief Minister of State who has found a place in the list (2008) compiled by the Forbes magazine of the World-s 100 most powerful women.
 A) Dr J. Jayalalitha
 B) Mayawathi
 C) Vasundara Raje Scindia
 D) Sheila Dikshit
  
2191The Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 2008 was given to:
 A) Madhur Bhandarkar
 B) Raj Kumar Hirani
 C) Tapan Sinha
 D) Dilip Prabhavalkar
  
2192A judge of the Supreme Court retires at the age of___________.
 A) 62
 B) 65
 C) 64
 D) 58
  
2193Where in India is its largest parliamentary constituency?
 A) Haryana
 B) Madhya Pradesh
 C) Ladakh - Jammu and Kashmir
 D) Rajasthan
  
2194The Governor of a state in India is appointed by?
 A) Vice President
 B) Mayor
 C) Chief Minister
 D) President
  
2195Who is the new President of Cuba who was elected on February 24th 2008?
 A) Raúl Castro
 B) José R. Machado Ventura
 C) Juan Almeida Bosque
 D) Abelardo Colomé Ibarra
  
2196India-s first national park, earlier known as the Hailey National park is  now named as?
 A) Anshi National Park
 B) Dachigam National Park
 C) Dudhwa National Park
 D) Corbett National Park
  
2197When did the NSG (The Nuclear Suppliers Group) finally waived off the 16-year-old embargo on nuclear relations with India?
 A) 7th of August 2008
 B) 6th of September 2008
 C) 8th of October 2008
 D) 9th of September 2008
  
2198Who was awarded the Humanitarian Award for 2008?
 A) Former South African President Nelson Mandela
 B) Former Cuban President Fidel Castro
 C) Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda
 D) Actor Richard Gere
  
2199The rules for the working of the WTO are provided by the ________________.
 A) World Trade Agreement
 B) General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
 C) General Agreement on Trade in Services
 D) Security Council
  
2200Who appoints the judges of the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice of India?
 A) The Prime Minister
 B) The Vice President
 C) The President
 D) The members of the Rajya Sabha
  
2201What system of government does the Constitution of India provide?
 A) Bicameral System of Government
 B) Parliamentary System
 C) Cabinet System of Government
 D) Presidential form of Government
  
2202Which country is a member of the WTO despite the fact that it became a part of China?
 A) Taiwan
 B) Tibet
 C) Hongkong
 D) Thailand
  
2203The capital of Israel is ______________.
 A) Tel Aviv
 B) Bethlehem
 C) Jerusalem
 D) Nazareth
  
2204Which is the least populated country in the world?
 A) Luxemburg
 B) Zaire
 C) The Vatican
 D) Mongolia
  
2205What does the term GPS stand for?
 A) Global Positioning System
 B) Government Positioning Satellites
 C) Global Positioning Satellites
 D) Going Places Sometimes
  
2206When was the first GPS satellite launched?
 A) 1978
 B) 1985
 C) 1992
 D) 1998
  
2207For what is Guglielmo Marconi best known?
 A) The invention of the steam engine
 B) The development of the incandescent lamp
 C) Development of wireless telegraphy
 D) Invention of the polygraph test
  
2208Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority issued -portability facility- in health insurance sector on,
 A) January 1, 2011
 B) July 1, 2011
 C) April 1, 2011
 D) March 21, 2011
  
2209In which of the following states National Games were held in 2011?
 A) Jharkhand
 B) Assam
 C) West Bengal
 D) Tarnil Nadu
  
2210Who presided over the Benares Session of the Indian National Congress in 1905?
 A) Mahatma Gandhi
 B) Pheroj Shah Mehta
 C) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
   D) Dinshaw Wacha
  
2211Which one of the following is the most ancient musical instrument?
 A) Sitar
 B) Tabla
 C) Sarod
 D) Veena
  
2212Which strait separates Europe from Africa?
 A) Bosperus
 B) Gibraltar
 C) Dover
 D) Bering
  
2213Dronacharya Award is given to
 A) Sports coaches
 B) The archers
 C) Outstanding contributor to Indian literature
   D) The sportsmen/sportswomen for their individual performances
  
2214When the two houses of parliament differ regarding a Bill, then the deadlock is resolved by?
 A) A joint sitting of the two houses
 B) The president of India
 C) The speaker of the Lok Sabha
 D) A special committee formed for the purpose
  
2215The author of "The Wealth of Nations" is?
 A) Ricordo
 B) Keynes
 C) Karl Marx
 D) Adam Smith
  
2216According to the UN Convention on the Rights of Children, which of the following is not a right?
 A) Sate drinking water
 B) Employment
 C) Protection from exploitation
 D) Education
  
2217The highest waterfall in the world is at:
 A) Salto angel, Venezuela
 B) Niagara falls, USA
 C) Victoria falls, Africa
   D) Jog Falls, India
  
2218Which of the following countries was badly affected by the earthquake and tsunami in early 2011?
    A) Indonesia
    B) Sri Lanka
 C) Japan
 D) China
  
2219The headquarters of the UNESCO is located at
 A) Paris
   B) New York
 C) Geneva
 D) The Hague
  
2220Who among the following has been adjudged the -player of the tournament- in ICC one day cricket world cup 2011?
 A) Yuvraj Singh
 B) Sachin Tendulkar
 C) Kumar Sangakara
 D) Shahid Afridi
  
2221Capital city of Mongolia is
 A) Ulaanbaatar
 B) Seoul
 C) New Delhi
 D) Beijing
  
2222Who among the following has created world record in the men's 100 meters sprint event at 2008 Olympic Games?
 A) Usain Bolt
 B) Churandy Martina
 C) Asafa Powell
 D) Walter Dix
  
2223Who among the following has been awarded the Officer of the Legion of Honour, the highest civilian distinction of the Government of France ?
 A) N.R. Narayana Murthy
 B) Ratan Tata
 C) K.M. Birla
 D) Mukesh Ambani
  
2224Who among the following had moved the objectives resolution which formed the basis of the Preamble of the Constitution of India in the Constituent Assembly on Dec. 13, 1946?
 A) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
 B) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
 C) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
 D) Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
  
2225In which of the following years was General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) absorbed into the World Trade Organization (WTO).
 A) 1991
 B) 1995
 C) 2000
 D) 2005
  
2226Which economist was awarded the 'Commander of the Order of the Southern Cross' for his pioneering work in introducing VAT in Brazil?
 A) Parthasarathi Shome
 B) C Rangarajan
 C) Vijay Kelkar
 D) Ashok Lahiri
  
2227The Lumière brothers were the pioneers in which industry?
 A) Automobile
 B) Motion pictures
 C) Printing & publishing
 D) Aviation
  
2228Indian Petrochemicals Ltd is a subsidiary of .....
 A) Reliance Industries Ltd
 B) Indian Oil Company
 C) Essar Oil
 D) Bharat Petroleum
  
2229Which famous UK based football club is owned by the Glazier family?
 A) Manchester United
 B) Liverpool
 C) Chelsea
 D) Arsenal
  
2230According to the provisional data of census 2011, which of the following states is the second largest populated state?
 A) Uttar Pradesh
 B) Bihar
 C) West Bengal
 D) Maharashtra
  
2231Which Tech giant has recently launched tab computer called "Nexus"?
 A) Samsung
 B) Apple
 C) Google
 D) IBM
  
2232Real estate developer True Value Homes (TVH) has signed which sportsman as its new brand ambassador?
 A) Sachin Tendulkar
 B) Viswanathan Anand
 C) Saina Nehwal
 D) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  
2233Which in the list was termed as the fastest computer in the world recently?
 A) Sequoia
 B) K Computer
 C) SuperMUC
 D) Tianhe-1A
  
2234Auto Giant BWM has signed which sportsman as its new brand ambassador recently?
 A) Sachin Tendulkar
 B) Viswanathan Anand
 C) Saina Nehwal
 D) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  
2235"Enrique Peña Nieto" has been recently elected as President of which country?
 A) Brazil
 B) Paraguay
 C) Argentina
 D) Mexico
  
2236Recently Scientists have discovered Higgs-Boson particle. It is also known as?
 A) Quantum Particle
 B) God Particle
 C) High mass Particle
 D) None of these
  
2237"Lee Hsien Loong" has recently visited India in July 2012. He is President of?
 A) Thailand
 B) Malaysia
 C) Singapore
 D) Philipines
  
2238Which fomer Chief Minister has recently got clean chit from Supreme Court in Disproportionate asset case?
 A) Mayawati
 B) Mulayam Singh Yadav
 C) M. Karunanidhi
 D) Vilasrao Deshmukh
  
2239After Pranab Mukherjee's exit from active politics, who has been appointed as the third chairman of EGoM to fix reserve price of spectrums?
 A) Sharad Pawar
 B) P. Chidambaram
 C) Kapil Sibal
 D) Anthony
  
2240India's unemployment rate for 2010-11 stood at?
 A) 4.5%
 B) 3.8%
 C) 5.5%
 D) 4.8%
  
2241Pranab Mukherjee has been recently elected as the ____ th President of India?
 A) 12th
 B) 13th
 C) 15th
 D) 14th
  
2242Which Indian Bank has taken step to form India's first Mortgage guarantee entity just like other developed countries?
 A) SBI
 B) National Housing Bank
 C) LIC Housing
 D) HDFC
  
2243Which only Indian President won the Presidential Election without any contest?
 A) APJ Abdul Kalam
 B) Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy
 C) Rajendra Prasad
 D) Pratibha Patil
  
2244Eminent Freedom Fighter and social activist Captain Lakshmi Sehgal passed away in Kanpur on 23 July 2012. She was one of the most important members of S C Bose's Indian National Army. She contested Presidential election in 2002 against whom?
 A) APJ Abdul Kalam
 B) Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy
 C) Rajendra Prasad
 D) Pratibha Patil
  
2245Which Country is the largest producer of Cocoa which is mainly used for Chocolate?
 A) Ghana
 B) Ivory Coast
 C) Kenya
 D) Zimbabwe
  
2246Leader of National Advisory Council, responsible for monitoring the implementation of the UPA government's manifesto, the Common Minimum Programme(CMP)?
 A) Sonia Gandhi
 B) Kausik Basu
 C) Pranab Mukherjee
 D) Manmohan Singh
  
2247Who has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Egypt?
 A) Hosni Mubarak
 B) Hisham Kandil
 C) Mohamed Morsi
 D) None of these
  
2248International donor conference on Afghanistan was held recently to donate funding for Afghanistan development. It was held in?
 A) Kabul
 B) Tokyo
 C) Hong Kong
 D) Singapore
  
2249Which country will host the 4th Champions League T20 in October this year?
 A) India
 B) Australia
 C) South Africa
 D) England
  
2250QFI (Qualified Foreign Investment) is regulated in India by?
 A) RBI
 B) Financial Action Task Force
 C) SEBI
 D) IRDA
  
2251India's cricket control board BCCI has recently suspended which Madhya Pradesh and Deccan Chargers bowler for life term after he was found guilty of receiving money to spot fix a match in domestic cricket?
 A) Mohnish Mishra
 B) Shalabh Srivastava
 C) T. Sudhindra
 D) Amit Yadav
  
2252Which global bank has been recently fined for LIBOR scandal and their CEO resigned?
 A) Barclays
 B) UBS
 C) HSBC
 D) RBS
  
2253Which global bank is under investigation in US for its alleged involvement in money laundering case?
 A) Barclays
 B) UBS
 C) HSBC
 D) RBS
  
2254Current UP Government has renamed "Panchsheel Nagar" district as?
 A) Sambhal
 B) Amethi
 C) Amroha
 D) Hapur
  
2255India's which travel portal has recently acquired Travelguru, Indian arm of US travel services provider Travelocity?
 A) Yatra
 B)  MakemyTrip
 C) Easemytrip
 D) None of these
  
2256India's export growth for May 2012 stood at?
 A) -4.16%
 B) 4.16%
 C) 4.76%
 D) -5.5%
  
2257Which pharmacy giant has been recently investigated by US authority for healthcare fraud case?
 A) Pfizer
 B) Glaxo Smith Kline
 C) Johnson & Johnson
 D) Glenmark
  
2258India's core sector growth for May 2012 stood at?
 A) 2.2%
 B) 5.8%
 C) 4%
 D) 3.8%
  
2259Which has come out to be the no. 1 player in the India's domestic smart phone market with 40.4% market share during the January-March quarter 2012?
 A) Nokia
 B) Samsung
 C) RIM
 D) Apple
  
2260Who won the Women's single title in Wimbledon 2012 recently?
 A) Serena Williams
 B) Maria Sarapova
 C) Venus Williams
 D) Agnieszka Radwanska
  
2261Who won the Men's single title in Wimbledon 2012 recently?
 A) Rafael Nadal
 B) Roger Federar
 C) Andy Murray
 D) Novak Djokovic
  
2262Recent G20 summit was held in which country recently?
 A) Mexico
 B) Canada
 C) Brazil
 D) USA
  
2263Rio+20 the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development was held in which country recently?
 A) Mexico
 B) Canada
 C) Brazil
 D) USA
  
2264UNESCO has included India-s which place in the list of its world heritage sites in June 2012?
 A) Nilgiri Area
 B) Eastern Ghats
 C) Western Ghats
 D) Ladakh
  
2265Who in the list won the 2012 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience award?
 A) Peter Gabriel
 B) Mary Robinson
 C) Aung San Suu Kyi
 D) Václav Havel
  
2266Which country won the Euro Cup 2012?
 A) Germany
 B) Italy
 C) Spain
 D) Portugal
  
2267Recently Parliament of which country was dissolved for failing to deliver new constitution?
 A) Nepal
 B) Egypt
 C) Myanmar
 D) Pakistan
  
2268Which Oil giant has recently bought 80% stake in RIL's 2 Oil Blocks in Iraq'a Kurdistan region?
 A) Exxon Mobil
 B) Chevron
 C) British Petroleum
 D) Shell
  
2269"Danny Boyle" had directed the Opening ceremony event "Jamboree Ceremony" at London Olympics. He was best known for?
 A) Oscar Winning Director for Slumdog Millionaire Film
 B) Oscar Winning Music Director for Slumdog Millionaire Film
 C) Oscar Winning Singer
 D) None of these
  
2270Who is the new Chief Minister of karnatak?
 A) Sadananda Gowda
 B) Jagadish Shettar
 C) B.S. Yeddyurappa
 D) None of these
  
2271Who was the flag bearer of the Indian team at the London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony?
 A) Leander Paes
 B) Sushil Kumar
 C) Mahesh Bhupati
 D) Vijendar Singh
  
2272Which country has been recently given the "Major Non-NATO Ally" status by USA?
 A) Afghanistan
 B) Pakistan
 C) Pakistan
 D) Saudi Arabia
  
2273Which Indian auto company has faced labor unrest and violence recently in one of its plan at Maneshar?
 A) Tata Motors
 B) Maruti Suzuki
 C) Ashok Leyland
 D) None of these
  
2274Which Indian Scientist worked with Einstein to discover the God Particle- Higgs Boson?
 A) S. N. Bose
 B) Meghnath Saha
 C) C V Raman
 D) None of these
  
2275Barclay's bank CEO, who has resigned after the LIBOR scandal?
 A) Marcus Agius
 B) Marissa Mayer
 C) Bob Diamond
 D) None of these
  
2276Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Yahoo?
 A) Fred Amoroso
 B) Marissa Mayer
 C) Ross Levinsohn
 D) Scott Thompson
  
2277Who has been appointed as the new director of IBPS?
 A) Anup Sankar Bhattacharya
 B) C.R. Sundaramurti
 C) Sushil Muhnot
 D) Jawahar Thakur
  
2278Who has taken over as the new director of "Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Centre (ISAC)" recently?
 A) T. K. Alex
 B) S. K. Shivakumar
 C) Sushil Muhnot
 D) None of these
  
2279Which new stock exchange got the final approval from SEBI to be the third national stock exchange for equity trading after BSE and NSE?
 A) Kolkata Stock Exchange
 B) MCX-SX
 C) Commodity Exchange
 D) None of these
  
2280"World Hepatitis Day" was observed on?
 A) 15th July
 B) 18th July
 C) 25th July
 D) 28th July
  
2281World Population day was observed on?
 A) 11th July
 B) 21st July
 C) 15th July
 D) 25th July
  
2282Who is the MD of SIDBI?
 A) Arun Mishra
 B) Sushil Muhnot
 C) Anup Sankar Bhattacharya
 D) None of these
  
2283"Yi Siling" won the first Gold medal in the London Olympics in the "Women's 10m air rifle competition". She belongs to which country?
 A) Japan
 B) South Korea
 C) Taiwan
 D) China
  
2284Prime Minister of Singapore who recently visited India is?
 A) Lee Hsien Loong
 B) Tony Tan Keng Yam
 C) Michael Palmer
 D) Goh Chok Tong
  
2285Who won the Scottish Open Golf Title in 2012?
 A) Edoardo Molinari
 B) Jeev Milkha Singh
 C) Luke Donald
 D) Francesco Molinari
  
2286"Truvada", the first Anti-HIV drug approved by US FDA, is manufactured by which company?
 A) Cipla
 B) Gilead Sciences
 C) Pfizer
 D) Glenmark
  
2287"Derek O' Brien" has recently become the first Anglo-Indian to vote in the presidential election held in July 2012. He is MP from which Party?
 A) Congress
 B) CPI
 C) TMC
 D) BJP
  
2288The RBI governor has proposed which method as the most preferable one to measure inflation in India?
 A) Wholesale Price Index
 B) Consumer Price Index
 C) Producer Price Index
 D) None of these
  
2289India's "Kulandei Francis" won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2012. In which category, he won the award?
 A) Emerging leadership
 B) Government Service
 C) Community Leadership
 D) Peace and International Understanding
  
2290Which district in Assam has recently faced riot between Bodo and Muslim communities in July 2012?
 A) Guwahati
 B) Dispur
 B) Dispur
 D) Kokrajhar
  
2291Who won the German Grand prix in 2012?
 A) Fernando Alonso
 B) Kimi Raikkonen
 C) Michael Schumacher
 D) Lewis Hamilton
  
2292Which Indian Company secured the topmost rank (among Indian companies) in Fortune 500 list?
 A) State Bank of India
 B) Reliance Industries
 C) Indian Oil
 D) ONGC
  
2293How many Indian companies appeared in the list of Fortune 500 Companies in 2012?
 A) 8
 B) 10
 C) 12
 D) 7
  
2294Which Global company secured the No 1 Rank in the Fortune 500 list?
 A) Wal-Mart
 B) Exxon Mobil
 C) Royal Dutch Shell
 D) British Petroleum
  
2295Which private bank has received India's first investment through the QFI (Qualified Framework Investor) route?
 A) ICICI Bank
 B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
 C) HDFC Bank
 D) Axis Bank
  
2296Current UP Government has renamed "Bheem Nagar" district as?
 A) Sambhal
 B) Amethi
 C) Amroha
 D) Hapur
  
2297Michel Phelps has became the most successful athlete in the history of Olympic games after wining 19th Olympics medals at the current London Olympics. Which country he belongs to?
 A) UK
 B) South Africa
 C) USA
 D) Canada
  
2298The Ambassador of Conscience Award of Amnesty International is given in which of the fields?
 A) Science
 B) Economics
 C) Human Rights
 D) Politics
  
2299Who has been appointed as the head of the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) of India?
 A) C.R. Sundaramurti
 B) S. K. Shivakumar
 C) Jawahar Thakur
 D) Sushil Muhnot
  
2300Which European football club has recently filed for IPO to launch its shares on the US stock exchange?
 A) Manchester City
 B) Manchester United
 C) Chelsea
 D) Real Madrid
  
2301Which global company has recently acquired software maker Quest Software for USD 2.4 billion?
 A) Oracle
 B) Microsoft
 C) HP
 D) Dell
  
2302The Indian government has set up a committee to recommend the framework for cloud computing services. Who will chair the committee?
 A) Azim Premji
 B) Kris Gopalakrishnan
 C) Vineet Nayar
 D) N R Narayana Murthy
  
2303Which Indian group has acquired Canada based Terrace Bay Pulp Mill for nearly USD 110 million?
 A) Reliance Group
 B) TATA Group
 C) Aditya Birla group
 D) Essar group
  
2304India has secured which place in the list of most preferred Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) destination by the World Investment Report 2012 prepared by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development?
 A) 3rd
 B) 4th
 C) 5th
 D) 6th
  
2305Which country has secured the 1st place in the list of most preferred Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) destination by the World Investment Report 2012 prepared by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development?
 A) UK
 B) Brazil
 C) China
 D) USA
  
2306The European Central Bank has recently cut its interest rate in July 2012 to?
 A) 0.25%
 B) 0.5%
 C) 0.75%
 D) 1%
  
2307Which South African Cricketer has announced his retirement recently due to a serious eye injury?
 A) Ashwell Prince
 B) Jack kalis
 C) Mark Boucher
 D) Shaun Pollock
  
2308Which foreign country has recently banned Indian Mujahideen (IM) as a terrorist entity for their involvement in some recent terrorist activities?
 A) USA
 B) UK
 C) Germany
 D) China
  
2309China's GDP growth in the second quarter of 2012 stood at?
 A) 8%
 B) 7.6%
 C) 8.1%
 D) 7.1%
  
2310Which well known Australian Pacer has announced his retirement from all forms of International cricket in July 2012?
 A) Ryan Harris
 B) Doug Bollinger
 C) Brett Lee
 D) Brad Hogg
  
2311India's IIP growth for May stood at?
 A) 3.2%
 B) 2.4%
 C) 2.8%
 D) -2.8%
  
2312India's headline inflation for June stood at?
 A) 8%
 B) 8.25%
 C) 7.25%
 D) 7.55%
  
2313Which global telecom giant has announced to acquire Telstra-s New Zealand subsidiary TelstraClear for nearly USD 668 million?
 A) Verizon
 B) AT&T
 C) Vodafone
 D) Bharti Airtel
  
2314Who as been appointed as the new chairman of the High Level Committee on Financing Infrastructure?
 A) Kris Gopalakrisnan
 B) Anand Mahindra
 C) Adi Godrej
 D) Deepak Parekh
  
2315India's retail inflation for June stood at?
 A) 10.02%
 B) 10.36%
 C) 7.25%
 D) 7.55%
  
2316Who has been appointed as the new head of aviation regulator DGCA (Director General of Civil Aviation)?
 A) Bharat Bhushan
 B) S.N.A. Zaidi
 C) Arun Mishra
 D) K.N. Srivastava
  
2317Who has been elected head of the African Union Commission in July 2012?
 A) Erastus Mwencha
 B) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
 C) Jean Ping
 D) Alpha Oumar Konaré
  
2318China-s biggest Oil Producer company CNOOC has recently announced the acquisition of Canadian Oil Producer Nexen for nearly?
 A) USD 9 billion
 B) USD 15 billion
 C) USD 11 billion
 D) USD 18 billion
  
2319Which FMCG company has announced acquisition of Yardley business in the UK and many other select countries of Europe?
 A) Wipro
 B) P&G
 C) Marico
 D) Unilever India
  
2320US GDP growth for the second quarter of the current year stood at?
 A) 2%
 B) 1.9%
 C) 1.5%
 D) 2.5%
  
2321Which country in the euro zone has the highest unemployment rate?
 A) Italy
 B) Spain
 C) Germany
 D) Portugal
  
2322UK GDP growth for the second quarter of the current year stood at?
 A) 0.3%
 B) -0.7%
 C) -0.3%
 D) 0.7%
  
2323India's FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in May stood at?
 A) USD 3.18 billion
 B) USD 1.32 billion
 C) USD 4.66 billion
 D) USD 3.5 billion
  
2324In its policy review meet on 31st July 2012, RBI has cut the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) to?
 A) 23%
 B) 24%
 C) 25%
 D) 22%
  
2325In its policy review meet on 31st July 2012, RBI has kept Cash Reserve Ration (CRR) unchanged at?
 A) 6%
 B) 4.75%
 C) 8%
 D) 7%
 
2326Who has been appointed as the new as the new Civil Aviation Secretary?
 A) Bharat Bhushan
 B) S.N.A. Zaidi
 C) Arun Mishra
 D) K.N. Srivastava
  
2327Who has been appointed as the new Finance Minister on 31st July 2012?
 A) Sushil Kumar Shinde
 B) Manmohan Singh
 C) P Chidambaram
 D) Veerappa Moily
  
2328Who has been appointed as the new Home Minister on 31st July 2012?
 A) Sushil Kumar Shinde
 B) Manmohan Singh
 C) P Chidambaram
 D) Veerappa Moily
  
2329Which global tech giant has announced its acquisition of fingerprint reader company AuthenTec Inc, a leading provider of Mobile and network security?
 A) Samsung
 B) Nokia
 C) Apple
 D) CISCO
  
2330London Olympics has started in July 2012? This is the ____ Olympics?
 A) 31st
 B) 32nd
 C) 30th
 D) 28th
  
2331The literacy level increased by........ Percent in 2011, with respect to that of 2001.
 A) 8.21%
 B) 9.21%
 C) 10.21%
 D) 11.21%
  
2332According to census 2011, the literacy rate in India reaches to
 A) 74.04%
 B) 75.04%
 C) 76.04%
 D) 77.04%
  
2333Union Communication and IT Minister Kapil Sibal on March 30, 2011 discussed various issues related to setting up of the NOFN. The NOFN stands for
 A) New Overseas Fibre Network
 B) National Optical Fibre Network
 C) National Open Fibre Network
 D) None of these.
  
2334The Jaitapur Nuclear Project, situated in?
 A) Gujarat
 B) Maharashtra
 C) Tamil Nadu
 D) Kerala
  
2335Which State Council approved the women reservation bill?
 A) Gujarat
 B) Karnataka
 C) Kerala
 D) Maharashtra
  
2336The first state in India to constitute an agriculture 'cabinet', with an aim to improve the agrarian sector, is
 A) Bihar
 B) Uttar Pradesh
 C) West Bengal
 D) Haryana
  
2337UNCAC stands for
 A) United Nations Conference against Corruption
 B) United Nations Committee against Corruption
 C) United Nations committee against Corruption
 D) United Nations Convention against Corruption
  
2338NDRF stands for
 A) National Disaster Response Force
 B) National Disaster Reaction Force
 C) National Disorder Reaction Force
 D) National Dispute Response Force
  
2339Who was chosen for the prestigious Saraswati Samman 2010?
 A) Ashok Vajpeyi
 B) Udaikant
 C) Amarkant
 D) S.L. Bhyrappa
  
2340Who won the Pulitzer Prize for 2011?
 A) Kanishtha Dhankar
 B) Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee
 C) Varsha Vishwajeet Bhagat
 D) KBalachander
  
2341Who has authored the book 'The Nowhere Nation'?
 A) Prakash Iyer
 B) B.W. Pandey
 C) Ashok Mitra
 D) Narayan Lakshman
  
2342Which state entered the hundredth year of its foundation?
 A) Orissa
 B) Tamil Nadu
 C) Bihar
 D) Kerala
  
2343Who is associated with a biography "Honorary Tiger"?
 A) Hemendra Chandra Sen
 B) K.N. Raj
 C) Vinda Karandikar
 D) Billy Arjan Singh
  
2344Who has been honoured with FICCI Frames Decade of Global Achievement Honour?
 A) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
 B) Amitabh Bachchan
 C) Shah Rukh Khan
 D) Amir Khan
  
2345Which of the following countries are littoral states of Gulf of Aden, where Sea Piracy is expanding?
 A) Yemen, Somalia and Djibouti
 B) Somalia, Eritrea and Yemen
 C) Ethiopia, Yemen and Somalia
 D) Ethiopia, Djibouti and Eritrea
  
2346Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, is a national of which of the following countries?
 A) Switzerland
 B) Australia
 C) Norway
 D) Sweden
  
2347Guantanamo Bay, prisoner detention centre, is located in which of the following countries?
 A) Panama
 B) Cuba
 C) Mexico
 D) Fiji Islands
  
2348Which of the following countries has made broadband facility a legal right of every citizen?
 A) Norway
 B) Ireland
 C) U.S.A.
 D) Finland
  
2349Kuril Island is under territorial dispute between which countries?
 A) Japan and Russia
 B) South Korea and North Korea
 C) Japan and South Korea
 D) Japan and North Korea
  
2350Where is the Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano located?
 A) Hawaii Island
 B) Sumatra Island
 C) Galapagos Island
 D) Cape Verde
  
2351The government of which country has approved lifting of nearly 50 year old state of emergency on April 19,2011 ?
 A) Egypt
 B) Bahrain
 C) Syria
 D) Turkey
  
2352Which country described ISI as a "terrorist" organisation?
 A) Russia
 B) Britain
 C) USA
 D) Germany
  
2353The growth target during 12th Fiveyear Plan is
 A) 8.5- 9.0%
 B) 9.0- 9.5%
 C) 9.5-10%
 D) 10-10.5%
  
2354Which of the following states has the highest number of Special Economic Zones?
 A) Tamil Nadu
 B) Karnataka
 C) Kerala
 D) Andhra Pradesh
  
2355After ONGC, OIC, NTPC and SAIL, which of the following 'Navratna' PSUs was awarded 'Maharatna' status?
 A) BHEL
 B) Coal India Ltd.
 C) HAL
 D) GAIL
  
2356Which of the following was the Mascot for the 2011 National Games?
 A) Shera
 B) Hiran
 C) Chintu
 D) Chhaua
  
2357Which one of the following is a Self Employment Programme for Educated Unemployed Youth?
 A) Prime Minister-s Rozgar Yojana
 B) Swaran Jayanti Sahakari Rozgar Yojana
 C) National Social Assistance Programme
 D) Swaran Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana
  
2358Which one of the following is the primary source of energy in India?
 A) Hydel Power
 B) Natural Gas
 C) Coal
 D) Naptha
  
2359Which one of the following is not a member of BASIC?
 A) India
 B) China
 C) Indonesia
 D) Brazil
  
2360Which one of the following Corporate Groups argued in Supreme Court that leaks of Radia Tapes has affected its reputation?
 A) Tata Group
 B) Jindal Steels
 C) Bajaj Group
 D) Adani Group
  
2361Yuan currency belongs to which one of the following countries?
 A) Japan
 B) Thailand
 C) South Korea
 D) China
  
2362Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, belongs to which one of the following countries?
 A) China
 B) Myanmar
 C) South Korea
 D) Japan
  
2363The Group of Ministers on Bhopal decided to give additional compensation of which amount for those who died in the tragedy but were left out earlier?
 A) Rs. 54 crore
 B) Rs. 66 crore
 C) Rs. 72 crore
 D) Rs. 86 crore
  
2364Recently India signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the road transport and highway sector with
 A) UK
 B) China
 C) Bangladesh
 D) Japan
  
2365Which of the following cities in India has been declared the "smoking free city" by an international agency in South East Asia?
 A) Delhi
 B) Lucknow
 C) Chennai
 D) Shimla
  
2366India's second moon mission ChandrayaanII will be launched in 2013 at a cost of Rs. 425 crore. Who is its Project Director?
 A) Mylsaamy Annadurai
 B) S Krishnamurthy
 C) MS Unnikrishnan
 D) S Raju
  
2367What is PURA?
 A) Pure Ultra Radiation Amenities
 B) Potential Urja Radio Agency
 C) Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas
 D) Peoples United Republican Army
  
2368India has developed and deployed its first remotely operated unmanned submarine, developed by the National Institute of Ocean Technology, in association with with country?
 A) USA
 B) Russia
 C) South Korea
 D) Japan
  
2369Which state has become the first state in the country to form a first of its kind dedicated armed squad for protecting endangered tigers?
 A) Karnataka
 B) MP
 C) Uttarakhand
 D) West Bengal
  
2370Gujarat will have the world's tallest statue ..... the 'Statue of Unity' as a tribute to
 A) Mahatma Gandhi
 B) Vallabhbhai Patel
 C) Vittalbhai Patel
 D) Indira Gandhi
  
2371Who among the following has written "Jiyo Utho Badho jeeto", the official theme song of Commonwealth Games?
 A) Javed Akhtar
 B) Gulzar
 C) A.R. Rehman
 D) Mehboob
  
2372The novel 'Sacred Games' is written by
 A) Vikram Chandra
 B) Arundhati Roy
 C) Sobha De
 D) V.S. Naipal
  
2373The car maker Toyota belongs to which country?
 A) Japan
 B) Italy
 C) USA
 D) Germany
  
2374Who has won the Man Booker Prize 2010?
 A) Peter Carey
 B) Howard Jacobson
 C) Tom Alter
 D) Ratan Tata
  
2375Who has been awarded the Sahitya Academy Fellowship, an honour, reserved for the immortals of literature?
 A) M.K. Narayanant
 B) Khuswant Singh
 C) Prabhakar Bhalji Pendharkar
 D) Soundara Kailasam
  
2376Kuwait has recently declared plans to build four nuclear reactors by 2022 and signed a fiveyear memorandum with
 A) Russia
 B) USA
 C) Iran
 D) France
  
2377Which two countries have signed air transport agreement to resume direct flight after three decades?
 A) Italy and Britain
 B) Egypt and France
 C) Greece and Italy
 D) Egypt and Italy
  
2378Jailed political activist Lio Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2010. From which country is he?
 A) South Korea
 B) China
 C) Japan
 D) Vietnam
  
2379The next defence ministerial forum of ASEAN +8 will take place in 2013 in
 A) Brunei
 B) Japan
 C) Turkey
 D) Vietnam
  
2380Which country testfired surface to surface Fateh 110 missile?
 A) Iran
 B) Iraq
 C) Turkey
 D) Pakistan
  

 
 
Answers
 
Sl No.QuestionAnswer
2141Who built the Red Fort?Ans) Emperor Shah Jahan
2142The capital of Bhutan is ___________Ans) Thimphu
2143How many time zones are there in the USA?Ans) Four
2144What is the national sport of India?Ans) Hockey
2145Where is the Golden Temple located?Ans) Amritsar
2146The first recipient of the Indian Science Award in 2004 was (the award was instituted in 2003):Ans) Prof. C.N.R Rao
2147Who was named the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year 2008?Ans) Dr. Jean-Paul Clozel
2148Name the director of Bollywood movies who has been conferred the title of - Officier de la Legion d-Honneur-, the highest French distinction for his contribution to Indian cinema.Ans) Yash Chopra
2149Name the former US President who, along with Nepalese leader Prachanda has won the country-s top peace prize awarded by the Dr. Dilli Raman Regmi Foundation for his dedication in choosing the path of peace.Ans) Jimmy Carter
2150Which is the longest canal in the world?Ans) Beloye- More Baltic
2151The capital of Rwanda is:Ans) Kigali
2152Who is the author of -A Tale of Two Cities-?Ans) Charles Dickens
2153What does GATT stand for?Ans) General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
2154The law of gravitation was defined by:Ans) Newton
2155Who invented the radio?Ans) Marconi
2156Potamology means:Ans) The study of rivers
2157How many articles are there in the constitution of India?Ans) 395
2158The constitution of India is regarded asAns) Federal in form and unitary in spirit
2159The National bird of India is theAns) Peacock
2160The currency of Bhutan isAns) Ngultrum
2161Which American President was involved in the Watergate scandal?Ans) President Richard Nixon
2162The Grand Canyon is situated in which American state?Ans) Arizona
2163Who was re-elected Prime Minister of Canada on October 15, 2008?Ans) Mr. Stephen Harper
2164What does the third schedule in the Constitution of India list?Ans) The oaths of offices for elected officials and judges
2165Who founded the Indian Express group of newspapers in India?Ans) Mr. Ramnath Goenka
2166These words have been added to the Preamble of the Indian Constitution after the 42nd Amendment. What are they?Ans) Socialist, secular
2167The concept of Directive Principles of State Policy was adopted into the Indian Constitution from the constitution of which country?Ans) Ireland
2168The book -Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl- was set in which city?Ans) Amsterdam
2169Who won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2008?Ans) Paul Krugman
2170Who among the following Presidents of India was the only one to be elected unopposed to the office?Ans) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
2171Who is the constitutional head of the executive of the Indian Union?Ans) The President
2172Who was the first chairman of the Rajya Sabha?Ans) Dr S. Radhakrishnan
2173The members and the Chairman of the states- Public Service Commission are appointed by?Ans) The Governors of the States
2174The European Union (EU) was earlier known as ?Ans) The Common Market
2175Who was the first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress?Ans) Baddrudin Tyabji
2176He was the first Indian to become the Chief of army staff and Commander in chief of the Indian army. Who was he?Ans) Field Marshall KM Cariappa
2177This gas is known by the name -Marsh Gas- and it is usually used in chemical labs and industries. What is its scientific name?Ans) Methane
2178This animal is the symbol for the World Wide Fund for Nature. Name the animal.Ans) The Giant Panda
2179The river Indus originates from which place in the upper Himalayas.Ans) Mansarovar
2180Who was sworn in as President of South Africa on 9th May 2009 and since then has been holding the responsibility?Ans) Jacob Zuma
2181Who has recently been elected as the Chairman of the World Steel Association?Ans) Lakshmi Mittal
2182The work of General Purpose Committee is to advise:Ans) The Speaker
2183Who among the following has been given the power to declare National Emergency?Ans) The President
2184Till 1973 the state of Karnataka was called as?Ans) Mysore
2185Who is/are the presiding officer/s of the Lok Sabha?Ans) Speaker and Deputy Speaker
2186The President of India is elected by?Ans) The elected members of the Vidhan Sabhas, Lok Sabha, and Rajya Sabha.
2187In which schedule of the Constitution is the allocation of seats in the Rajya Sabha contained?Ans) Fourth Schedule
2188Name the capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.Ans) Silvassa
2189In which of the following sports is the Ryder Cup awarded?Ans) Golf
2190Name the Indian Chief Minister of State who has found a place in the list (2008) compiled by the Forbes magazine of the World-s 100 most powerful women.Ans) Mayawathi
2191The Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 2008 was given to:Ans) Tapan Sinha
2192A judge of the Supreme Court retires at the age of___________.Ans) 65
2193Where in India is its largest parliamentary constituency?Ans) Ladakh - Jammu and Kashmir
2194The Governor of a state in India is appointed by?Ans) President
2195Who is the new President of Cuba who was elected on February 24th 2008?Ans) Raúl Castro
2196India-s first national park, earlier known as the Hailey National park is  now named as?Ans) Corbett National Park
2197When did the NSG (The Nuclear Suppliers Group) finally waived off the 16-year-old embargo on nuclear relations with India?Ans) 6th of September 2008
2198Who was awarded the Humanitarian Award for 2008?Ans) Former Cuban President Fidel Castro
2199The rules for the working of the WTO are provided by the ________________.Ans) General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
2200Who appoints the judges of the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice of India?Ans) The President
2201What system of government does the Constitution of India provide?Ans) Cabinet System of Government
2202Which country is a member of the WTO despite the fact that it became a part of China?Ans) Hongkong
2203The capital of Israel is ______________.Ans) Jerusalem
2204Which is the least populated country in the world?Ans) The Vatican
2205What does the term GPS stand for?Ans) Global Positioning System
2206When was the first GPS satellite launched?Ans) 1978
2207For what is Guglielmo Marconi best known?Ans) Development of wireless telegraphy
2208Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority issued -portability facility- in health insurance sector on,Ans) July 1, 2011
2209In which of the following states National Games were held in 2011?Ans) Jharkhand
2210Who presided over the Benares Session of the Indian National Congress in 1905?Ans) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
2211Which one of the following is the most ancient musical instrument?Ans) Veena
2212Which strait separates Europe from Africa?Ans) Gibraltar
2213Dronacharya Award is given toAns) Sports coaches
2214When the two houses of parliament differ regarding a Bill, then the deadlock is resolved by?Ans) A joint sitting of the two houses
2215The author of "The Wealth of Nations" is?Ans) Adam Smith
2216According to the UN Convention on the Rights of Children, which of the following is not a right?Ans) Employment
2217The highest waterfall in the world is at:Ans) Victoria falls, Africa
2218Which of the following countries was badly affected by the earthquake and tsunami in early 2011?Ans) Japan
2219The headquarters of the UNESCO is located atAns) Paris
2220Who among the following has been adjudged the -player of the tournament- in ICC one day cricket world cup 2011?Ans) Yuvraj Singh
2221Capital city of Mongolia isAns) Ulaanbaatar
2222Who among the following has created world record in the men's 100 meters sprint event at 2008 Olympic Games?Ans) Usain Bolt
2223Who among the following has been awarded the Officer of the Legion of Honour, the highest civilian distinction of the Government of France ?Ans) N.R. Narayana Murthy
2224Who among the following had moved the objectives resolution which formed the basis of the Preamble of the Constitution of India in the Constituent Assembly on Dec. 13, 1946?Ans) Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
2225In which of the following years was General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) absorbed into the World Trade Organization (WTO).Ans) 1995
2226Which economist was awarded the 'Commander of the Order of the Southern Cross' for his pioneering work in introducing VAT in Brazil?Ans) Vijay Kelkar
2227The Lumière brothers were the pioneers in which industry?Ans) Motion pictures
2228Indian Petrochemicals Ltd is a subsidiary of .....Ans) Reliance Industries Ltd
2229Which famous UK based football club is owned by the Glazier family?Ans) Manchester United
2230According to the provisional data of census 2011, which of the following states is the second largest populated state?Ans) Maharashtra
2231Which Tech giant has recently launched tab computer called "Nexus"?Ans) Google
2232Real estate developer True Value Homes (TVH) has signed which sportsman as its new brand ambassador?Ans) Viswanathan Anand
2233Which in the list was termed as the fastest computer in the world recently?Ans) Sequoia
2234Auto Giant BWM has signed which sportsman as its new brand ambassador recently?Ans) Sachin Tendulkar
2235"Enrique Peña Nieto" has been recently elected as President of which country?Ans) Mexico
2236Recently Scientists have discovered Higgs-Boson particle. It is also known as?Ans) God Particle
2237"Lee Hsien Loong" has recently visited India in July 2012. He is President of?Ans) Singapore
2238Which fomer Chief Minister has recently got clean chit from Supreme Court in Disproportionate asset case?Ans) Mayawati
2239After Pranab Mukherjee's exit from active politics, who has been appointed as the third chairman of EGoM to fix reserve price of spectrums?Ans) P. Chidambaram
2240India's unemployment rate for 2010-11 stood at?Ans) 3.8%
2241Pranab Mukherjee has been recently elected as the ____ th President of India?Ans) 13th
2242Which Indian Bank has taken step to form India's first Mortgage guarantee entity just like other developed countries?Ans) National Housing Bank
2243Which only Indian President won the Presidential Election without any contest?Ans) Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy
2244Eminent Freedom Fighter and social activist Captain Lakshmi Sehgal passed away in Kanpur on 23 July 2012. She was one of the most important members of S C Bose's Indian National Army. She contested Presidential election in 2002 against whom?Ans) APJ Abdul Kalam
2245Which Country is the largest producer of Cocoa which is mainly used for Chocolate?Ans) Ivory Coast
2246Leader of National Advisory Council, responsible for monitoring the implementation of the UPA government's manifesto, the Common Minimum Programme(CMP)?Ans) Sonia Gandhi
2247Who has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Egypt?Ans) Hisham Kandil
2248International donor conference on Afghanistan was held recently to donate funding for Afghanistan development. It was held in?Ans) Tokyo
2249Which country will host the 4th Champions League T20 in October this year?Ans) South Africa
2250QFI (Qualified Foreign Investment) is regulated in India by?Ans) Financial Action Task Force
2251India's cricket control board BCCI has recently suspended which Madhya Pradesh and Deccan Chargers bowler for life term after he was found guilty of receiving money to spot fix a match in domestic cricket?Ans) T. Sudhindra
2252Which global bank has been recently fined for LIBOR scandal and their CEO resigned?Ans) Barclays
2253Which global bank is under investigation in US for its alleged involvement in money laundering case?Ans) HSBC
2254Current UP Government has renamed "Panchsheel Nagar" district as?Ans) Hapur
2255India's which travel portal has recently acquired Travelguru, Indian arm of US travel services provider Travelocity?Ans) Yatra
2256India's export growth for May 2012 stood at?Ans) -4.16%
2257Which pharmacy giant has been recently investigated by US authority for healthcare fraud case?Ans) Glaxo Smith Kline
2258India's core sector growth for May 2012 stood at?Ans) 3.8%
2259Which has come out to be the no. 1 player in the India's domestic smart phone market with 40.4% market share during the January-March quarter 2012?Ans) Samsung
2260Who won the Women's single title in Wimbledon 2012 recently?Ans) Serena Williams
2261Who won the Men's single title in Wimbledon 2012 recently?Ans) Roger Federar
2262Recent G20 summit was held in which country recently?Ans) Mexico
2263Rio+20 the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development was held in which country recently?Ans) Brazil
2264UNESCO has included India-s which place in the list of its world heritage sites in June 2012?Ans) Western Ghats
2265Who in the list won the 2012 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience award?Ans) Aung San Suu Kyi
2266Which country won the Euro Cup 2012?Ans) Spain
2267Recently Parliament of which country was dissolved for failing to deliver new constitution?Ans) Nepal
2268Which Oil giant has recently bought 80% stake in RIL's 2 Oil Blocks in Iraq'a Kurdistan region?Ans) Chevron
2269"Danny Boyle" had directed the Opening ceremony event "Jamboree Ceremony" at London Olympics. He was best known for?Ans) Oscar Winning Director for Slumdog Millionaire Film
2270Who is the new Chief Minister of karnatak?Ans) Jagadish Settar
2271Who was the flag bearer of the Indian team at the London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony?Ans) Sushil Kumar
2272Which country has been recently given the "Major Non-NATO Ally" status by USA?Ans) Afghanistan
2273Which Indian auto company has faced labor unrest and violence recently in one of its plan at Maneshar?Ans) Maruti Suzuki
2274Which Indian Scientist worked with Einstein to discover the God Particle- Higgs Boson?Ans) S. N. Bose
2275Barclay's bank CEO, who has resigned after the LIBOR scandal?Ans) Bob Diamond
2276Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Yahoo?Ans) Marissa Mayer
2277Who has been appointed as the new director of IBPS?Ans) Anup Sankar Bhattacharya
2278Who has taken over as the new director of "Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Centre (ISAC)" recently?Ans) S. K. Shivakumar
2279Which new stock exchange got the final approval from SEBI to be the third national stock exchange for equity trading after BSE and NSE?Ans) MCX-SX
2280"World Hepatitis Day" was observed on?Ans) 28th July
2281World Population day was observed on?Ans) 11th July
2282Who is the MD of SIDBI?Ans) Sushil Muhnot
2283"Yi Siling" won the first Gold medal in the London Olympics in the "Women's 10m air rifle competition". She belongs to which country?Ans) China
2284Prime Minister of Singapore who recently visited India is?Ans) Lee Hsien Loong
2285Who won the Scottish Open Golf Title in 2012?Ans) Jeev Milkha Singh
2286"Truvada", the first Anti-HIV drug approved by US FDA, is manufactured by which company?Ans) Gilead Sciences
2287"Derek O' Brien" has recently become the first Anglo-Indian to vote in the presidential election held in July 2012. He is MP from which Party?Ans) TMC
2288The RBI governor has proposed which method as the most preferable one to measure inflation in India?Ans) Producer Price Index
2289India's "Kulandei Francis" won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2012. In which category, he won the award?Ans) Community Leadership
2290Which district in Assam has recently faced riot between Bodo and Muslim communities in July 2012?Ans) Kokrajhar
2291Who won the German Grand prix in 2012?Ans) Fernando Alonso
2292Which Indian Company secured the topmost rank (among Indian companies) in Fortune 500 list?Ans) Indian Oil
2293How many Indian companies appeared in the list of Fortune 500 Companies in 2012?Ans) 8
2294Which Global company secured the No 1 Rank in the Fortune 500 list?Ans) Royal Dutch Shell
2295Which private bank has received India's first investment through the QFI (Qualified Framework Investor) route?Ans) Kotak Mahindra Bank
2296Current UP Government has renamed "Bheem Nagar" district as?Ans) Sambhal
2297Michel Phelps has became the most successful athlete in the history of Olympic games after wining 19th Olympics medals at the current London Olympics. Which country he belongs to?Ans) USA
2298The Ambassador of Conscience Award of Amnesty International is given in which of the fields?Ans) Human Rights
2299Who has been appointed as the head of the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) of India?Ans) Jawahar Thakur
2300Which European football club has recently filed for IPO to launch its shares on the US stock exchange?Ans) Manchester United
2301Which global company has recently acquired software maker Quest Software for USD 2.4 billion?Ans) Dell
2302The Indian government has set up a committee to recommend the framework for cloud computing services. Who will chair the committee?Ans) Kris Gopalakrishnan
2303Which Indian group has acquired Canada based Terrace Bay Pulp Mill for nearly USD 110 million?Ans) Aditya Birla group
2304India has secured which place in the list of most preferred Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) destination by the World Investment Report 2012 prepared by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development?Ans) 3rd
2305Which country has secured the 1st place in the list of most preferred Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) destination by the World Investment Report 2012 prepared by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development?Ans) China
2306The European Central Bank has recently cut its interest rate in July 2012 to?Ans) 0.75%
2307Which South African Cricketer has announced his retirement recently due to a serious eye injury?Ans) Mark Boucher
2308Which foreign country has recently banned Indian Mujahideen (IM) as a terrorist entity for their involvement in some recent terrorist activities?Ans) UK
2309China's GDP growth in the second quarter of 2012 stood at?Ans) 7.6%
2310Which well known Australian Pacer has announced his retirement from all forms of International cricket in July 2012?Ans) Brett Lee
2311India's IIP growth for May stood at?Ans) 2.4%
2312India's headline inflation for June stood at?Ans) 7.25%
2313Which global telecom giant has announced to acquire Telstra-s New Zealand subsidiary TelstraClear for nearly USD 668 million?Ans) Vodafone
2314Who as been appointed as the new chairman of the High Level Committee on Financing Infrastructure?Ans) Deepak Parekh
2315India's retail inflation for June stood at?Ans) 10.02%
2316Who has been appointed as the new head of aviation regulator DGCA (Director General of Civil Aviation)?Ans) Arun Mishra
2317Who has been elected head of the African Union Commission in July 2012?Ans) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
2318China-s biggest Oil Producer company CNOOC has recently announced the acquisition of Canadian Oil Producer Nexen for nearly?Ans) USD 15 billion
2319Which FMCG company has announced acquisition of Yardley business in the UK and many other select countries of Europe?Ans) Wipro
2320US GDP growth for the second quarter of the current year stood at?Ans) 1.5%
2321Which country in the euro zone has the highest unemployment rate?Ans) Spain
2322UK GDP growth for the second quarter of the current year stood at?Ans) -0.7%
2323India's FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in May stood at?Ans) USD 1.32 billion
2324In its policy review meet on 31st July 2012, RBI has cut the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) to?Ans) 23%
2325In its policy review meet on 31st July 2012, RBI has kept Cash Reserve Ration (CRR) unchanged at?Ans) 4.75%
2326Who has been appointed as the new as the new Civil Aviation Secretary?Ans) K.N. Srivastava
2327Who has been appointed as the new Finance Minister on 31st July 2012?Ans) P Chidambaram
2328Who has been appointed as the new Home Minister on 31st July 2012?Ans) Sushil Kumar Shinde
2329Which global tech giant has announced its acquisition of fingerprint reader company AuthenTec Inc, a leading provider of Mobile and network security?Ans) Apple
2330London Olympics has started in July 2012? This is the ____ Olympics?Ans) 30th
2331The literacy level increased by........ Percent in 2011, with respect to that of 2001.Ans) 9.21%
2332According to census 2011, the literacy rate in India reaches toAns) 74.04%
2333Union Communication and IT Minister Kapil Sibal on March 30, 2011 discussed various issues related to setting up of the NOFN. The NOFN stands forAns) National Optical Fibre Network
2334The Jaitapur Nuclear Project, situated in?Ans) Maharashtra
2335Which State Council approved the women reservation bill?Ans) Maharashtra
2336The first state in India to constitute an agriculture 'cabinet', with an aim to improve the agrarian sector, isAns) Bihar
2337UNCAC stands forAns) United Nations Convention against Corruption
2338NDRF stands forAns) National Disaster Response Force
2339Who was chosen for the prestigious Saraswati Samman 2010?Ans) S.L. Bhyrappa
2340Who won the Pulitzer Prize for 2011?Ans) Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee
2341Who has authored the book 'The Nowhere Nation'?Ans) Ashok Mitra
2342Which state entered the hundredth year of its foundation?Ans) Bihar
2343Who is associated with a biography "Honorary Tiger"?Ans) Billy Arjan Singh
2344Who has been honoured with FICCI Frames Decade of Global Achievement Honour?Ans) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
2345Which of the following countries are littoral states of Gulf of Aden, where Sea Piracy is expanding?Ans) Yemen, Somalia and Djibouti
2346Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, is a national of which of the following countries?Ans) Australia
2347Guantanamo Bay, prisoner detention centre, is located in which of the following countries?Ans) Cuba
2348Which of the following countries has made broadband facility a legal right of every citizen?Ans) Finland
2349Kuril Island is under territorial dispute between which countries?Ans) Japan and Russia
2350Where is the Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano located?Ans) Hawaii Island
2351The government of which country has approved lifting of nearly 50 year old state of emergency on April 19,2011 ?Ans) Syria
2352Which country described ISI as a "terrorist" organisation?Ans) USA
2353The growth target during 12th Fiveyear Plan isAns) 9.0- 9.5%
2354Which of the following states has the highest number of Special Economic Zones?Ans) Andhra Pradesh
2355After ONGC, OIC, NTPC and SAIL, which of the following 'Navratna' PSUs was awarded 'Maharatna' status?Ans) Coal India Ltd.
2356Which of the following was the Mascot for the 2011 National Games?Ans) Chhaua
2357Which one of the following is a Self Employment Programme for Educated Unemployed Youth?Ans) Prime Minister-s Rozgar Yojana
2358Which one of the following is the primary source of energy in India?Ans) Coal
2359Which one of the following is not a member of BASIC?Ans) Indonesia
2360Which one of the following Corporate Groups argued in Supreme Court that leaks of Radia Tapes has affected its reputation?Ans) Tata Group
2361Yuan currency belongs to which one of the following countries?Ans) China
2362Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, belongs to which one of the following countries?Ans) Myanmar
2363The Group of Ministers on Bhopal decided to give additional compensation of which amount for those who died in the tragedy but were left out earlier?Ans) Rs. 72 crore
2364Recently India signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the road transport and highway sector withAns) UK
2365Which of the following cities in India has been declared the "smoking free city" by an international agency in South East Asia?Ans) Shimla
2366India's second moon mission ChandrayaanII will be launched in 2013 at a cost of Rs. 425 crore. Who is its Project Director?Ans) Mylsaamy Annadurai
2367What is PURA?Ans) Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas
2368India has developed and deployed its first remotely operated unmanned submarine, developed by the National Institute of Ocean Technology, in association with with country?Ans) Russia
2369Which state has become the first state in the country to form a first of its kind dedicated armed squad for protecting endangered tigers?Ans) Karnataka
2370Gujarat will have the world's tallest statue ..... the 'Statue of Unity' as a tribute toAns) Vallabhbhai Patel
2371Who among the following has written "Jiyo Utho Badho jeeto", the official theme song of Commonwealth Games?Ans) Mehboob
2372The novel 'Sacred Games' is written byAns) Vikram Chandra
2373The car maker Toyota belongs to which country?Ans) Japan
2374Who has won the Man Booker Prize 2010?Ans) Howard Jacobson
2375Who has been awarded the Sahitya Academy Fellowship, an honour, reserved for the immortals of literature?Ans) Khuswant Singh
2376Kuwait has recently declared plans to build four nuclear reactors by 2022 and signed a fiveyear memorandum withAns) Russia
2377Which two countries have signed air transport agreement to resume direct flight after three decades?Ans) Egypt and Italy
2378Jailed political activist Lio Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2010. From which country is he?Ans) China
2379The next defence ministerial forum of ASEAN +8 will take place in 2013 inAns) Brunei
2380Which country testfired surface to surface Fateh 110 missile?Ans) Iran