Daily Practice Quiz Published in February 2013

GK Questions
 
Sl No.Question
3196Who has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Japan after the election held in Dec 2012?
A) Yoshihiko Noda
B) Shintaro Ishihara
C) Junichiro Koizumi
D) Shinzo Abe
3197India-s headline inflation, measured by the Wholesale Price Index stood at _____ in November.
A) 7.18%
B) 7.45%
C) 7.24%
D) 7.65%
3198Who has been re-elected as Chairman of United Nations Panel of External Auditors for 2013 in Dec 2012?
A) Vinod Rai
B) Amyas Morse
C) Manish Tewari
D) None of These
3199Which country won the inaugural T20 World Cup for the blind held in Bangalore in Dec 2012?
A) Malaysia
B) Thailand
C) Pakistan
D) India
3200Who has been elected as the president of South Korea in Dec 2012?
A) Park Geun-hye
B) Ahn Cheol?Soo
C) Lee Myung?bak
D) Moon Jae-in
3201Olivia Culpo won the crown of Miss Universe 2012 at the ceremony held in USA in Dec 2012. She belongs to which country?
A) Philippines
B) Venezuela
C) USA
D) UK
3202As per the Banking (Amendment) Bill passed by the Government in Dec 2012, The cap on voting rights for investors in private sector banks will now rise to _____ from earlier cap of 10%.
A) 15%
B) 26%
C) 20%
D) 30%
3203As per the Banking (Amendment) Bill passed by the Government in Dec 2012, The cap on voting rights for investors in government banks will now rise to _____ from earlier cap of 1%.
A) 5%
B) 10%
C) 15%
D) 26%
3204As pe the new Companies Bill, 2011 passed in the Parliament in Dec 2012, some companies has to mandatorily spend ____ of their net profit in CSR activities.
A) 1%
B) 5%
C) 2%
D) 3%
3205Who has been appointed as the new chief of Border Security Force (BSF) in Dec 2012?
A) U K Bansal
B) Subhash Joshi
C) Syed Asif Ibrahim
D) Ranjit Sinha
3206Which Global ratings agency has raised Greece-s sovereign credit rating by six levels after the recent bailout deal to "B-" from "Selective Default"?
A) Fitch
B) Moody's
C) Standard and Poor-s
D) None of These
3207Which Indian private bank has opened 101 distinct gramin branches as the part of its financial enclosure plan in Dec 2012?
A) Axis Bank
B) HDFC Bank
C) ICICI Bank
D) Yes Bank
3208Who has been appointed as the new Chairman & Managing Director of Dena Bank for a period of next five years in Dec 2012?
A) Ashwani Kumar
B) Vijayalakshmi Iyer
C) Nupur Mitra
D) Shubhalakshmi Panse
3209After the recent victory in Gujarat Assembly election held in Dec 2012, Narendra Modi was sworn in as Chief Minister of Gujarat for the ____ time.
A) Third
B) Fourth
C) Second
D) Fifth
3210Which MEA country has recently approved the constitution drafted by President in Dec 2012?
A) Jordon
B) Syria
C) Egypt
D) Libya
3211China has inaugurated world-s longest high-speed rail route between _____ and Guangzhou in Dec 2012? The train will attain average speed of 300 KMs per hour and cover the distance in just 8 hours.
A) Sanghai
B) Beijing
C) Hong Kong
D) Liaoning
3212Who has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Dec 2012?
A) U K Bansal
B) Mahboob Alam
C) Ajay Chadha
D) Ranjit Sinha
3213Global credit rating agency Standard and Poor-s has projected India-s economic grow as ___ during 2013 in its report published in Dec 2012?
A) 6%
B) 6.5%
C) 5.3%
D) 5.7%
3214Who was named for the prestigious Jnanpith Award for the year 2011?
A) Gopinath Mohanty
B) Jagadish Mohanty
C) Manoj Das
D) Pratibha Ray
3215Which team won the second Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament held in Dec 2012?
A) Malaysia
B) Thailand
C) Pakistan
D) India
3216The Planning Commission has projected ___ economic growth for the 12th Plan finalized in Dec 2012?
A) 8.7%
B) 8%
C) 9%
D) 8.2%
3217Which Indian state became the fastest growing state in India with GDP growth rate of 10.9% between 2006 and 2010, as per the data published by the Planning Commission of India in Dec 2012?
A) Maharashtra
B) Gujarat
C) Bihar
D) Haryana
3218Veteran Congress leader Virbhadra Singh was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh for a record _____ term after Congress getting absolute majority in the recently completed assembly election held in Dec 2012.
A) sixth
B) Seventh
C) Fourth
D) Fifth
3219The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved sale of its 12.5% stake in which state run company in Dec 2012?
A) ONGC
B) RCF
C) MMDC
D) NMTC
3220Who has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) of National Security Guard (NSG) in Dec 2012?
A) Arvind Ranjan
B) Mahboob Alam
C) Subhas Joshi
D) Ranjit Sinha
3221Which bollywood actress has signed on to be the new ambassador of skincare product Garnier in Dec 2012?
A) Anushka Sharma
B) Kareena Kapoor
C) Priyanka Chopra
D) Deepika Padukone
3222Who has been appointed as the President of Dell Services, Indian arm of the computer-maker in Dec 2012?
A) Girish Paranjpe
B) Suresh Vaswani
C) Ashok Soota
D) None of These
3223Best known as one of the inventors of the barcode, for which he received US Patent, he died recently in Dec 2012. Name him?
A) Bernard Silver
B) Eugene Polley
C) William Goddard
D) Norman Joseph Woodland
3224Who has been appointed as the Secretary of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) in Dec 2012?
A) K R Kamat
B) V. P. Shett
C) MS Sahoo
D) O P Bhatt
3225Famous Political leader Nityand Swami passed away in Dec 2012. Hhe was first Chief Minister of which Indian state?
A) Uttarakhand
B) Chattishgarh
C) Jharkhand
D) Madhya Pradesh
3226The RBI has increased FII investment limits in government securities and corporate bonds by _________ each recent in January 2013 to attract more foreign fund inflow.
A) USD 10 billion
B) USD 2 billion
C) USD 5 billion
D) USD 1 billion
3227Which company bought Philips Electronics's home entertainment (audio and video) business in Januray 2013?
A) LG
B) Samsung
C) Akai
D) Funai Electric
3228Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck with his Queen Jetsun Pema was the Chief Guest at the 64th Republic Day Celebrations in New Delhi on 26th jan 2013. He is king of which country?
A) Brunei
B) Combodia
C) Bhutan
D) Nepal
3229Which Indian Celebrity star topped the inaugural Forbes India Celebrity 100 list published in Jan 2013?
A) Amitabh Bachchan
B) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
C) Shah Rukh Khan
D) Salman Khan
3230Blackberry phone maker Research in Motion, popularly known as RIM, has announced to change its name as -Blackberry-  in January 2013. Also it has launched a new operating system called?
A) iOS 5
B) Blackberry 5
C) Blackberry 10
D) RIM 5
3231The Union Minister for Commerce has launched an eBizportal at the CII Partnership Summit at Agra in Jan 2013. Which India-s IT Services company has developed this portal in PPP model?
A) HCL Technologies
B) Wipro
C) Infosys
D) TCS
3232ICC Women-s Cricket World Cup has formally started in January 2013. This is the ____ edition of Women's Cricket World Cup.
A) 8th
B) 10th
C) 9th
D) 11th
3233India's National Voters Day was observed on?
A) 26th Jan
B) 15th Jan
C) 25th Jan
D) 30th Jan
3234The Cabinet has approved which bill recently in January 2013 as suggested by a select committee in Rajya Sobha to fight with corruption?
A) Lokpall ammendment Bill
B) Anti-Corruption Bill
C) Lokpal bill
D) None of These
3235Recently RBI has cut interest rates by 25 bps in Jan 2013. What is the new Repo rate now?
A) 8%
B) 7.5%
C) 7.75%
D) 7.25%
3236Who has been selected for the -Kirti Chakra- award for his bravery efforts in counter- terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir in Jan 2013 and awarded the chakra on the Republic day?
A) Abup J Manjali
B) Navdeep Singh
C) Kamaldeep Singh
D) Deepak Sharma
3237US Economic growth for the fourth quarter of 2012 stood at?
A) 1.5%
B) 0.5%
C) 0.1%
D) -0.1%
3238World anti Leprosy Day is observed on?
A) 10th Jan
B) 15th Jan
C) 25th Jan
D) 30th Jan
3239Indian author UR Ananthamurthy has been shortlisted among other ten authors for prestigious International Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013 in Jan 2013. He is a famous _____ author.
A) Malayalam
B) Telegu
C) Kannada
D) Tamil
3240Who won the Czech Republic's first direct presidential election held in January 2013?
A) Karel Schwarzenberg
B) Vaclav Klaus
C) Milos Zeman
D) Jan Fischer
3241IMF has pegged India-s economic growth rate at _____ for 2013, announced during the WEF even at Davos in Jan 2013.
A) 5.5%
B) 5.9%
C) 6.4%
D) 5.1%
3242India has successfully test fired a ballistic missile with a strike range of around 1500 kilometers from an underwater platform in Bay of Bengal in Jan 2013. What is the name of this submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM)?
A) K-3
B) K-5
C) K-10
D) K-6
3243ING group sold its 26% stake in its Insurance joint venture ING Vysya Life Insurance Company Limited ( IVL) in Jan 2013 to exit Indian Insurance sector. Which company/group bought the stake from it?
A) Enam Group
B) Exide Industries
C) HDFC Bank
D) Gujarat Ambuja
3244Mumbai team won the Ranji trophy after defeating Saurashtra at Wankhede  in Jan 2013. This is Mumbai's _____ Ranji Trophy title.
A) 44th
B) 40th
C) 41st
D) 43rd
3245David Headley, who helped the terrorists in the 2008 Mumbai attack by videotaping the sites, has been sentenced _____ in prison by a US court in Jan 2013.
A) 30 years
B) 32 years
C) 35 years
D) 40 years
3246Which Indian cricketer secured the best rank among Indian cricketers in the recently published ICC rankings for Twenty20 batsmen in Jan 2013?
A) Gautam Gambhir
B) Yuvraj Singh
C) Suresh Raina
D) Virat Kohli
3247Who has been elected as the new president of Bharatiya Janata Party in Jan 2013?
A) Nitin Gadkari
B) Rajnath Singh
C) Sushma Swaraj
D) Arun Jaitley
3248Which panel has submitted its report in Jan 2013 within 30-day timeframe to propose stricter laws in order to curb rising incidence of sexual assault cases against women.
A) Justice Kabir panel
B) Justice Shome panel
C) Justice Verma panel
D) None of These
3249Renowned playback singer Sreeramamurthy Janaki has refused to accept the Padma Bhushan award when she was awarded the same in Jan 2013. She is from which state?
A) Kerala
B) Karnataka
C) Tamil Nadu
D) Andhra Pradesh
3250Who won the Women-s Singles title of the Australian Open Tennis tournament held in January 2013 at Melbourne?
A) Li Na
B) Victoria Azarenka
C) Agnieszka Radwa?ska
D) Serena Williams
3251Election Commission of India has nominated whom in the list as the National Icons to promote voting awareness and increase voting participation in India in Jan 2013?
A) Saina Nehwal
B) Mary Kom
C) Sushil Singh
D) Both A & B
3252Which Indian business executive has been appointed as the chief executive officer of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) in Jan 2013?
A) Anand Mahindra
B) Adi Godrej
C) Sanjoy Chowdhury
D) None of These
3253India's Martyrs' Day is observed on?
A) 10th Jan
B) 15th Jan
C) 25th Jan
D) 30th Jan
3254Recently Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala have been sentenced to 10 years in jail in the teachers' recruitment scam in Jan 2013. Om Prakash Chautala is former Chief Minister of?
A) Uttarakhand
B) Haryana
C) Punjab
D) Himachal Pradesh
3255Recently RBI has cut interest rates by 25 bps in Jan 2013. What is the new Reverse Repo rate now?
A) 7%
B) 7.25%
C) 7.75%
D) 6.75%
3256Which Global auto giant was termed as the world's biggest vehicle maker for the year 2012?
A) Toyota
B) General Motors
C) Ford
D) Nissan
3257Who has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Baroda in Jan 2013?
A) S. S. Mundra
B) Shubhalakshmi Panse
C) Nupur Mitra
D) Ashwani Kumar
3258Recently Moody-s reaffirms stable rating outlook for India in Jan 2013. What is India's credit rating given by Moody's?
A) -Baa2-
B) -Baaa-
C) -Baa3-
D) -Ba1-
3259Which cricketer secured the No 1 rank in the recently published ICC rankings for Twenty20 batsmen in Jan 2013?
A) Chris Gayle
B) Brendon McCullum
C) Shane Watson
D) Virat Kohli
3260World Economic Forum 2013 with theme "Resilient Dynamism" was held at which location?
A) Geneva
B) Basel
C) Davos
D) New York
3261Who won the Men-s Singles title of the Australian Open Tennis tournament held in January 2013 at Melbourne?
A) Andy Murray
B) Novak Djokovic
C) Roger Federar
D) Rafael Nadal
3262Indian National Congress party has appointed Rahul Gandhi as its Vice President in Jan 2013. With this he has become the ______ Vice President of the Congress party.
A) Fourth
B) Second
C) Third
D) First
3263The government today has announced to make available the three digit emergency number, ___ as women helpline number to all states of the country.
A) 191
B) 181
C) 121
D) 171
3264Which movie won the "Best Movie" award in the drama category in the recently held 70th Golden Globe Awards in Jan 2013?
A) LincoIn
B) Les Misérables
C) Argo
D) Life of Pi
3265Recently RBI has cut interest rates and CRR by 25 bps in Jan 2013. What is the new CRR after the cut?
A) 4%
B) 4.25%
C) 4.75%
D) 4.5%
3266Which movie won the best film award in the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards held at Mumbai in Jan 2013?
A) Gangs of Wasseypur
B) Paan Singh Tomar
C) Kahaani
D) Barfi
3267India-s Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has given its nod to global furniture giant IKEA's proposal in Jan 2013 to invest around Rs 10,000 crore and to set up a 100% subsidiary in India. IKEA is from which country?
A) Italy
B) France
C) Germany
D) Sweden
3268India-s cricket team secured No 1 rank again in the ODI ranking in Jan 2013 after defeating England in the series held in Jan 2013. Which country secured the second rank in the ranking?
A) Australia
B) South Africa
C) England
D) Sri Lanka
3269IMF has pegged world GDP growth rate at _____ for 2013 during its announcement at WEF 2013 at Davos in Jan 2013.
A) 3.2%
B) 3.5%
C) 3%
D) 3.6%
3270China's GDP growth for 2012 stood at?
A) 8.5%
B) 8.1%
C) 7.8%
D) 7.6%
3271India's Army Day is observed on?
A) 10th Jan
B) 15th Jan
C) 25th Jan
D) 30th Jan
3272Who won the Australian Open men-s- doubles championship held in January 2013 at Melbourne?
A) Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez
B) Robin Haasse and Igor Sijsling
C) Bob and Mike Bryan
D) None of These
3273Smt Priyadarsini Govind has received Akademi Awards (Puraskar) for the Year 2012 for his contribution in the field of ____________ dance.
A) Kutiyattam
B) Creative & Experimental Dance
C) Kuchipudi
D) Bharatanatyam
3274Who won the Best Director award in the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards held at Mumbai in Jan 2013?
A) Anubhab Sinha
B) Sujoy Ghosh
C) Anurag Kashyap
D) Tigmanshu Dhulia
3275Which shopping portal______ has announced that it has tied up with Mahindra & Mahindra in Jan 2013 for selling its two-wheelers to customers on the site.
A) Yebhi.com
B) Flipkart.com
C)  Snapdeal.com
D) Inkfruit.com
3276Recently which PSU company has granted "Maharatna" status by the Indian Government in Jan 2013?
A) IOCL
B) NTPC
C) ONGC
D) BHEL
3277India-s top tier IT services company HCL Technologie has appointed whom as its new CEO in Jan 2013?
A) Arjun Malhotra
B) Vineet Nayar
C) Anant Gupta
D) Roshni Nadar
3278Which movie won the "Best Motion Picture" award in the "Musical or Comedy" category in the recently held 70th Golden Globe Awards in Jan 2013?
A) LincoIn
B) Les Misérables
C) Argo
D) Life of Pi
3279Which Global social networking giant has recently unveiled a tool -Graph Search- for searching information posted to its social network in Jan 2013?
A) LinkedIn
B) Google+
C) Facebook
D) Twitter
3280Who was elected as a leader of Indian delegation for annual meetings for World Economic Forum held at Davos in Jan 2013?
A) P Chidambaram
B) Kamal Nath
C) Kapil Sibal
D) Sushil Kumar Shinde
3281CEO of Alibaba Group has recently announced in Jan 2013 that he would step down as the CEO of the Chinese e-commerce firm he founded in 1999. Identify him?
A) Jerry Yang
B) Jack Ma
C) Robin Li
D) None of These
3282India-s headline inflation stood at _____ in December.
A) 7.24%
B) 7.18%
C) 7.74%
D) 7.78%
3283Indian Finance minister P Chidambaram has deferred implementing the controversial GAAR (General Anti-Avoidance Rules) to _________ recently in Jan 2013 to give a boost on FII investment in the stock market.
A) January 2016
B) April 2016
C) April 2015
D) April 2014
3284Who won the Best Actor award in the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards held at Mumbai in Jan 2013?
A) Ranbir Kapoor
B) Irfan Khan
C) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
D) Annu Kapur
3285Who won the Best Actor award in "Best Performance in a Motion Picture - Drama" category in the recently held 70th Golden Globe Awards in Jan 2013?
A) Brad Pitt
B) Hugh Jackman
C) Daniel Day-Lewis
D) Christoph Waltz
3286Sri Lankan President has sacked the Chief Justice ________ in Jan 2013 after ratifying her impeachment by Parliament which held her guilty of corruption.
A) Mahinda Rajapaksa
B) Shirani Bandarnayake
C) Basil Rohana Rajapaksa
D) None of These
3287Shri Sabir Khan has received Akademi Awards (Puraskar) for the Year 2012 for his contribution in the field of?
A) Carnatic Instrumental - Violin
B) Hindustani Vocal
C) Hindustani Instrumental - Tabla
D) Creative & Experimental Music
3288Who won the Australian Open Women-s- doubles championship held in January 2013 at Melbourne?
A) Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci
B) Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva
C) Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua
D) None of These
3289The Election Commission has announced assembly polls for which three states recently in Jan 2013?
A) Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur
B) Tripura, Mizoram and Nagaland
C) Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland
D) Assam, Tripura and Nagaland
3290Who has recently taken charge as Executive Director of Central Bank of India with effective from 11th January 2013?
A) Raj Kumar Goyal
B) R K Dubey
C) S. S. Mundra
D) Ashwani Kumar
3291Who won the Best Director award in the recently held 70th Golden Globe Awards in Jan 2013?
A) Ang Lee
B) Ben Affleck
C) Steven Spielberg
D) Kathryn Bigelow
3292The Government has increased the import duty on gold and platinum to _____ in January 2013 to curb in Gold and Platinum import.
A) 4%
B) 6%
C) 7%
D) 5%
3293"National Youth Day" is observed on?
A) 10th Jan
B) 15th Jan
C) 12th Jan
D) 22th Jan
3294Who won the Best Actress award in the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards held at Mumbai in Jan 2013?
A) Rani Mukherjee
B) Kareena Kapoor
C) Priyanka Chopra
D) Vidya Balan
3295Indian's trade deficit for the month of December stood at?
A) USD 19.7 billion
B) USD 14.7 billion
C) USD 17.7 billion
D) USD 17.1 billion
3296India's IIP growth for the month of November 2012 (Published in Jan 2013) stood at?
A) -0.1%
B) 0.1%
C) 1.7%
D) -0.5%
3297India-s Retail inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index stood at _______ in December.
A) 9.97%
B) 9.90%
C) 10.56%
D) 10.75%
3298The Central government has increased the amount for construction of houses for rural poor from Rs 45,000 to ______ in plains as a part of its famous Indira Awas Yojana in Jan 2013.
A) Rs 70,000
B) Rs 60,000
C) Rs 75,000
D) Rs 65,000
3299Who won the Best Actress award in "Best Performance in a Motion Picture - Drama" category in the recently held 70th Golden Globe Awards in Jan 2013?
A) Anne Hathaway
B) Jessica Chastain
C) Jennifer Lawrence
D) Claire Danes
3300Who was honoured with France's Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women's Freedom in Jan 2013?
A) Ai Xiaoming
B) Lyudmila Ulitskaya
C) Malala Yousafzai
D) None of These
3301Which movie has received the highest number of nominations for the 85th Academy Awards declared in Jan 2013?
A) Lincoln
B) Life of Pi
C) Argo
D) Amour
3302Which State Run bank has signed a MOU with Chamber of Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (CIMSME) in Kolkata recently in Jan 2013?
A) State Bank of India
B) Bank of Baroda
C) Allahabad Bank
D) Punjab National Bank
3303Who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Canara Bank in January 2013?
A) Raj Kumar Goyal
B) R K Dubey
C) S. S. Mundra
D) Ashwani Kumar
3304Which company has acquired MacLellan Integrated Services India, a Chennai-based company from its US promoter in Jan 2013?
A) Compass Group PLC
B) Sodexo
C) ARAMARK
D) None of These
3305Which euro zone country has the unemployment rate of 26.8% which is the highest unemployment rate by any euro zone member country in December 2012.
A) Italy
B) Portugal
C) Spain
D) Greece
3306Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi has inaugurated the biennial and _____ Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors meet in Jan 2013 to attract more investment in Gujarat.
A) Fourth
B) Fifth
C) Sixth
D) Seventh
3307Who has been appointed as the new Secretary of Ministry of Water Resources in Jan 2013?
A) Syamal Kumar Sarkar
B) Ravi Mathur
C) Dhruv Vijai Singh
D) Rajiv Takru
3308The Indian Government has appointed whom as the chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India in Jan 2013?
A) Justice G.S. Singhvi
B) Justice H.L. Dattu
C) Justice D K Jain
D) Justice P. Sathasivam
3309Shri Illayaraja has received Akademi Awards (Puraskar) for the Year 2012 for his contribution in the field of?
A) Carnatic Instrumental - Violin
B) Hindustani Vocal
C) Hindustani Instrumental - Tabla
D) Creative & Experimental Music
3310Professional networking site LinkedIn has appointed whom as the new country manager for India in Jan 2013?
A) Sanjoy Chowdhury
B) Hari V Krishnan
C) Nishant K Rao
D) Neeraj Nityanand
3311Which Indian actress has been recently awarded with Padma Shri Award 2013 by Indian Government in Jan 2013?
A) Rekha
B) Hema Malini
C) Sridevi Kapoor
D) Jaya Prada
3312Which famous footballer won the fourth, consecutive, Ballon d'Or award at a FIFA event in Zurich in Jan 2013?
A) Lionel Messi
B) Cristiano Ronaldo
C) Andres Iniesta
D) None of These
3313Former Lok Sabha Speaker and MP, PA Sangma has launched a new party with a book as its symbol. What is the name of the party?
A) National Citizen's Party
B) National Democratic Party
C) National People's Party
D) None of These
3314Veteran Bengali film actor Haradhan Bandopadhyay passed away after brief illness in Jan 2013. He was last seen in which Hindi movie?
A) Paan Singh Tomar
B) Kahaani
C) Barfi
D) Vicky Donor
3315Which Cricketer won the -CEAT international cricketer of the year- 2011-12 award  in Jan 2013 for his superior performance in both Tests and ODIs in 2012?
A) Virat Kohli
B) Hashim Amla
C) Michael Clarke
D) Shane Watson
3316India-s competition regulator, Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved 30% stake purchase by the ________ in MetLife India Insurance Company in Jan 2013.
A) State Bank of India
B) Bank of Baroda
C) Punjab National Bank (PNB)
D) IDBI Bank
3317Which G8 group country has assumed its year-long presidency of the G8 group of nations as per the rotation policy in Jan 2013?
A) UK
B) USA
C) Canada
D) France
3318US House of Representatives has finally passed the bill to avoid the Fiscal Cliff crisis in Jan 2013. As per the bill, the spending cut was delayed by _________.
A) 4 Months
B) 3 Months
C) 6 Months
D) 2 Months
3319Which Indian actor has been recently awarded with Padma Shri Award 2013 by Indian Government in Jan 2013?
A) Anupam Kher
B) Nana Patekar
C) Nasiruddin Shah
D) Kader Khan
3320Who has been appointed as the new Secretary of the Department of  Disinvestment in Jan 2013?
A) Syamal Kumar Sarkar
B) Ravi Mathur
C) M Haleem Khan
D) Rajiv Takru
3321NYSE Listed Global IT company CSC has appointed whom as its managing director in India in Jan 2013?
A) Brian J Manning
B) Hari V Krishnan
C) Nishant K Rao
D) Neeraj Nityanand
3322Which cricket team won -Team of the year- award after giving superior performance as a team in 2012 in the CEAT international award ceremony held in Jan 2013?
A) England
B) Australia
C) Pakistan
D) Sri Lanka
3323Who has been appointed as the chairman of 14th finance commission by the Indian Government in Jan 2013?
A) Dr. C. Rangarajan
B) Dr. Bimal Jalan
C) Vijay Kelkar
D) Y V Reddy
3324Who took over as the director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) on 31st December, 2012?
A) S. Ramakrishnan
B) P.S. Veeraraghavan
C) M.C. Dathan
D) M.Y.S. Prasad
3325Which Supreme Court Justice has inaugurated the of the five newly announced fast-track courts set up in Delhi to try cases related to sexual offence against women in Jan 2013?
A) Justice G.S. Singhvi
B) Justice Altamas Kabir
C) Justice D K Jain
D) Justice P. Sathasivam

 
 
 
 
Answers
 
 
Sl No.QuestionAnswer
3196Who has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Japan after the election held in Dec 2012?Ans) Shinzo Abe
3197India-s headline inflation, measured by the Wholesale Price Index stood at _____ in November.Ans) 7.24%
3198Who has been re-elected as Chairman of United Nations Panel of External Auditors for 2013 in Dec 2012?Ans) Vinod Rai
3199Which country won the inaugural T20 World Cup for the blind held in Bangalore in Dec 2012?Ans) India
3200Who has been elected as the president of South Korea in Dec 2012?Ans) Park Geun-hye
3201Olivia Culpo won the crown of Miss Universe 2012 at the ceremony held in USA in Dec 2012. She belongs to which country?Ans) Venezuela
3202As per the Banking (Amendment) Bill passed by the Government in Dec 2012, The cap on voting rights for investors in private sector banks will now rise to _____ from earlier cap of 10%.Ans) 26%
3203As per the Banking (Amendment) Bill passed by the Government in Dec 2012, The cap on voting rights for investors in government banks will now rise to _____ from earlier cap of 1%.Ans) 10%
3204As pe the new Companies Bill, 2011 passed in the Parliament in Dec 2012, some companies has to mandatorily spend ____ of their net profit in CSR activities.Ans) 2%
3205Who has been appointed as the new chief of Border Security Force (BSF) in Dec 2012?Ans) Subhash Joshi
3206Which Global ratings agency has raised Greece-s sovereign credit rating by six levels after the recent bailout deal to "B-" from "Selective Default"?Ans) Standard and Poor-s
3207Which Indian private bank has opened 101 distinct gramin branches as the part of its financial enclosure plan in Dec 2012?Ans) ICICI Bank
3208Who has been appointed as the new Chairman & Managing Director of Dena Bank for a period of next five years in Dec 2012?Ans) Ashwani Kumar
3209After the recent victory in Gujarat Assembly election held in Dec 2012, Narendra Modi was sworn in as Chief Minister of Gujarat for the ____ time.Ans) Fourth
3210Which MEA country has recently approved the constitution drafted by President in Dec 2012?Ans) Egypt
3211China has inaugurated world-s longest high-speed rail route between _____ and Guangzhou in Dec 2012? The train will attain average speed of 300 KMs per hour and cover the distance in just 8 hours.Ans) Beijing
3212Who has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Dec 2012?Ans) Ajay Chadha
3213Global credit rating agency Standard and Poor-s has projected India-s economic grow as ___ during 2013 in its report published in Dec 2012?Ans) 6.5%
3214Who was named for the prestigious Jnanpith Award for the year 2011?Ans) Pratibha Ray
3215Which team won the second Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament held in Dec 2012?Ans) Pakistan
3216The Planning Commission has projected ___ economic growth for the 12th Plan finalized in Dec 2012?Ans) 8%
3217Which Indian state became the fastest growing state in India with GDP growth rate of 10.9% between 2006 and 2010, as per the data published by the Planning Commission of India in Dec 2012?Ans) Bihar
3218Veteran Congress leader Virbhadra Singh was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh for a record _____ term after Congress getting absolute majority in the recently completed assembly election held in Dec 2012.Ans) sixth
3219The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved sale of its 12.5% stake in which state run company in Dec 2012?Ans) Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers (RCF)
3220Who has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) of National Security Guard (NSG) in Dec 2012?Ans) Arvind Ranjan
3221Which bollywood actress has signed on to be the new ambassador of skincare product Garnier in Dec 2012?Ans) Deepika Padukone
3222Who has been appointed as the President of Dell Services, Indian arm of the computer-maker in Dec 2012?Ans) Suresh Vaswani
3223Best known as one of the inventors of the barcode, for which he received US Patent, he died recently in Dec 2012. Name him?Ans) Norman Joseph Woodland
3224Who has been appointed as the Secretary of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) in Dec 2012?Ans) MS Sahoo
3225Famous Political leader Nityand Swami passed away in Dec 2012. Hhe was first Chief Minister of which Indian state?Ans) Uttarakhand
3226The RBI has increased FII investment limits in government securities and corporate bonds by _________ each recent in January 2013 to attract more foreign fund inflow.Ans) USD 5 billion
3227Which company bought Philips Electronics's home entertainment (audio and video) business in Januray 2013?Ans) Funai Electric
3228Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck with his Queen Jetsun Pema was the Chief Guest at the 64th Republic Day Celebrations in New Delhi on 26th jan 2013. He is king of which country?Ans) Bhutan
3229Which Indian Celebrity star topped the inaugural Forbes India Celebrity 100 list published in Jan 2013?Ans) Shah Rukh Khan
3230Blackberry phone maker Research in Motion, popularly known as RIM, has announced to change its name as -Blackberry-  in January 2013. Also it has launched a new operating system called?Ans) Blackberry 10
3231The Union Minister for Commerce has launched an eBizportal at the CII Partnership Summit at Agra in Jan 2013. Which India-s IT Services company has developed this portal in PPP model?Ans) Infosys
3232ICC Women-s Cricket World Cup has formally started in January 2013. This is the ____ edition of Women's Cricket World Cup.Ans) 10th
3233India's National Voters Day was observed on?Ans) 25th Jan
3234The Cabinet has approved which bill recently in January 2013 as suggested by a select committee in Rajya Sobha to fight with corruption?Ans) Lokpal bill
3235Recently RBI has cut interest rates by 25 bps in Jan 2013. What is the new Repo rate now?Ans) 7.75%
3236Who has been selected for the -Kirti Chakra- award for his bravery efforts in counter- terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir in Jan 2013 and awarded the chakra on the Republic day?Ans) Abup J Manjali
3237US Economic growth for the fourth quarter of 2012 stood at?Ans) -0.1%
3238World anti Leprosy Day is observed on?Ans) 30th Jan
3239Indian author UR Ananthamurthy has been shortlisted among other ten authors for prestigious International Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013 in Jan 2013. He is a famous _____ author.Ans) Kannada
3240Who won the Czech Republic's first direct presidential election held in January 2013?Ans) Milos Zeman
3241IMF has pegged India-s economic growth rate at _____ for 2013, announced during the WEF even at Davos in Jan 2013.Ans) 5.9%
3242India has successfully test fired a ballistic missile with a strike range of around 1500 kilometers from an underwater platform in Bay of Bengal in Jan 2013. What is the name of this submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM)?Ans) K-5
3243ING group sold its 26% stake in its Insurance joint venture ING Vysya Life Insurance Company Limited ( IVL) in Jan 2013 to exit Indian Insurance sector. Which company/group bought the stake from it?Ans) Exide Industries
3244Mumbai team won the Ranji trophy after defeating Saurashtra at Wankhede  in Jan 2013. This is Mumbai's _____ Ranji Trophy title.Ans) 40th
3245David Headley, who helped the terrorists in the 2008 Mumbai attack by videotaping the sites, has been sentenced _____ in prison by a US court in Jan 2013.Ans) 35 years
3246Which Indian cricketer secured the best rank among Indian cricketers in the recently published ICC rankings for Twenty20 batsmen in Jan 2013?Ans) Virat Kohli
3247Who has been elected as the new president of Bharatiya Janata Party in Jan 2013?Ans) Rajnath Singh
3248Which panel has submitted its report in Jan 2013 within 30-day timeframe to propose stricter laws in order to curb rising incidence of sexual assault cases against women.Ans) Justice Verma panel
3249Renowned playback singer Sreeramamurthy Janaki has refused to accept the Padma Bhushan award when she was awarded the same in Jan 2013. She is from which state?Ans) Tamil Nadu
3250Who won the Women-s Singles title of the Australian Open Tennis tournament held in January 2013 at Melbourne?Ans) Victoria Azarenka
3251Election Commission of India has nominated whom in the list as the National Icons to promote voting awareness and increase voting participation in India in Jan 2013?Ans) Both A & B
3252Which Indian business executive has been appointed as the chief executive officer of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) in Jan 2013?Ans) Sanjoy Chowdhury
3253India's Martyrs' Day is observed on?Ans) 30th Jan
3254Recently Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala have been sentenced to 10 years in jail in the teachers' recruitment scam in Jan 2013. Om Prakash Chautala is former Chief Minister of?Ans) Haryana
3255Recently RBI has cut interest rates by 25 bps in Jan 2013. What is the new Reverse Repo rate now?Ans) 6.75%
3256Which Global auto giant was termed as the world's biggest vehicle maker for the year 2012?Ans) General Motors
3257Who has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Baroda in Jan 2013?Ans) S. S. Mundra
3258Recently Moody-s reaffirms stable rating outlook for India in Jan 2013. What is India's credit rating given by Moody's?Ans) -Baa3-
3259Which cricketer secured the No 1 rank in the recently published ICC rankings for Twenty20 batsmen in Jan 2013?Ans) Shane Watson
3260World Economic Forum 2013 with theme "Resilient Dynamism" was held at which location?Ans) Davos
3261Who won the Men-s Singles title of the Australian Open Tennis tournament held in January 2013 at Melbourne?Ans) Novak Djokovic
3262Indian National Congress party has appointed Rahul Gandhi as its Vice President in Jan 2013. With this he has become the ______ Vice President of the Congress party.Ans) Third
3263The government today has announced to make available the three digit emergency number, ___ as women helpline number to all states of the country.Ans) 181
3264Which movie won the "Best Movie" award in the drama category in the recently held 70th Golden Globe Awards in Jan 2013?Ans) Argo
3265Recently RBI has cut interest rates and CRR by 25 bps in Jan 2013. What is the new CRR after the cut?Ans) 4%
3266Which movie won the best film award in the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards held at Mumbai in Jan 2013?Ans) Barfi
3267India-s Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has given its nod to global furniture giant IKEA's proposal in Jan 2013 to invest around Rs 10,000 crore and to set up a 100% subsidiary in India. IKEA is from which country?Ans) Sweden
3268India-s cricket team secured No 1 rank again in the ODI ranking in Jan 2013 after defeating England in the series held in Jan 2013. Which country secured the second rank in the ranking?Ans) England
3269IMF has pegged world GDP growth rate at _____ for 2013 during its announcement at WEF 2013 at Davos in Jan 2013.Ans) 3.5%
3270China's GDP growth for 2012 stood at?Ans) 7.8%
3271India's Army Day is observed on?Ans) 15th Jan
3272Who won the Australian Open men-s- doubles championship held in January 2013 at Melbourne?Ans) Bob and Mike Bryan
3273Smt Priyadarsini Govind has received Akademi Awards (Puraskar) for the Year 2012 for his contribution in the field of ____________ dance.Ans) Bharatanatyam
3274Who won the Best Director award in the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards held at Mumbai in Jan 2013?Ans) Sujoy Ghosh
3275Which shopping portal______ has announced that it has tied up with Mahindra & Mahindra in Jan 2013 for selling its two-wheelers to customers on the site.Ans)  Snapdeal.com
3276Recently which PSU company has granted "Maharatna" status by the Indian Government in Jan 2013?Ans) BHEL
3277India-s top tier IT services company HCL Technologie has appointed whom as its new CEO in Jan 2013?Ans) Anant Gupta
3278Which movie won the "Best Motion Picture" award in the "Musical or Comedy" category in the recently held 70th Golden Globe Awards in Jan 2013?Ans) Les Misérables
3279Which Global social networking giant has recently unveiled a tool -Graph Search- for searching information posted to its social network in Jan 2013?Ans) Facebook
3280Who was elected as a leader of Indian delegation for annual meetings for World Economic Forum held at Davos in Jan 2013?Ans) Kamal Nath
3281CEO of Alibaba Group has recently announced in Jan 2013 that he would step down as the CEO of the Chinese e-commerce firm he founded in 1999. Identify him?Ans) Jack Ma
3282India-s headline inflation stood at _____ in December.Ans) 7.18%
3283Indian Finance minister P Chidambaram has deferred implementing the controversial GAAR (General Anti-Avoidance Rules) to _________ recently in Jan 2013 to give a boost on FII investment in the stock market.Ans) April 2016
3284Who won the Best Actor award in the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards held at Mumbai in Jan 2013?Ans) Ranbir Kapoor
3285Who won the Best Actor award in "Best Performance in a Motion Picture - Drama" category in the recently held 70th Golden Globe Awards in Jan 2013?Ans) Daniel Day-Lewis
3286Sri Lankan President has sacked the Chief Justice ________ in Jan 2013 after ratifying her impeachment by Parliament which held her guilty of corruption.Ans) Shirani Bandarnayake
3287Shri Sabir Khan has received Akademi Awards (Puraskar) for the Year 2012 for his contribution in the field of?Ans) Hindustani Instrumental - Tabla
3288Who won the Australian Open Women-s- doubles championship held in January 2013 at Melbourne?Ans) Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci
3289The Election Commission has announced assembly polls for which three states recently in Jan 2013?Ans) Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland
3290Who has recently taken charge as Executive Director of Central Bank of India with effective from 11th January 2013?Ans) Raj Kumar Goyal
3291Who won the Best Director award in the recently held 70th Golden Globe Awards in Jan 2013?Ans) Ben Affleck
3292The Government has increased the import duty on gold and platinum to _____ in January 2013 to curb in Gold and Platinum import.Ans) 6%
3293"National Youth Day" is observed on?Ans) 12th Jan
3294Who won the Best Actress award in the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards held at Mumbai in Jan 2013?Ans) Vidya Balan
3295Indian's trade deficit for the month of December stood at?Ans) USD 17.7 billion
3296India's IIP growth for the month of November 2012 (Published in Jan 2013) stood at?Ans) -0.1%
3297India-s Retail inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index stood at _______ in December.Ans) 10.56%
3298The Central government has increased the amount for construction of houses for rural poor from Rs 45,000 to ______ in plains as a part of its famous Indira Awas Yojana in Jan 2013.Ans) Rs 70,000
3299Who won the Best Actress award in "Best Performance in a Motion Picture - Drama" category in the recently held 70th Golden Globe Awards in Jan 2013?Ans) Jessica Chastain
3300Who was honoured with France's Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women's Freedom in Jan 2013?Ans) Malala Yousafzai
3301Which movie has received the highest number of nominations for the 85th Academy Awards declared in Jan 2013?Ans) Lincoln
3302Which State Run bank has signed a MOU with Chamber of Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (CIMSME) in Kolkata recently in Jan 2013?Ans) Allahabad Bank
3303Who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Canara Bank in January 2013?Ans) R K Dubey
3304Which company has acquired MacLellan Integrated Services India, a Chennai-based company from its US promoter in Jan 2013?Ans) Sodexo
3305Which euro zone country has the unemployment rate of 26.8% which is the highest unemployment rate by any euro zone member country in December 2012.Ans) Greece
3306Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi has inaugurated the biennial and _____ Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors meet in Jan 2013 to attract more investment in Gujarat.Ans) Sixth
3307Who has been appointed as the new Secretary of Ministry of Water Resources in Jan 2013?Ans) Syamal Kumar Sarkar
3308The Indian Government has appointed whom as the chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India in Jan 2013?Ans)  Justice D K Jain
3309Shri Illayaraja has received Akademi Awards (Puraskar) for the Year 2012 for his contribution in the field of?Ans) Creative & Experimental Music
3310Professional networking site LinkedIn has appointed whom as the new country manager for India in Jan 2013?Ans) Nishant K Rao
3311Which Indian actress has been recently awarded with Padma Shri Award 2013 by Indian Government in Jan 2013?Ans) Sridevi Kapoor
3312Which famous footballer won the fourth, consecutive, Ballon d'Or award at a FIFA event in Zurich in Jan 2013?Ans) Lionel Messi
3313Former Lok Sabha Speaker and MP, PA Sangma has launched a new party with a book as its symbol. What is the name of the party?Ans) National People's Party
3314Veteran Bengali film actor Haradhan Bandopadhyay passed away after brief illness in Jan 2013. He was last seen in which Hindi movie?Ans) Barfi
3315Which Cricketer won the -CEAT international cricketer of the year- 2011-12 award  in Jan 2013 for his superior performance in both Tests and ODIs in 2012?Ans) Virat Kohli
3316India-s competition regulator, Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved 30% stake purchase by the ________ in MetLife India Insurance Company in Jan 2013.Ans) Punjab National Bank
3317Which G8 group country has assumed its year-long presidency of the G8 group of nations as per the rotation policy in Jan 2013?Ans) UK
3318US House of Representatives has finally passed the bill to avoid the Fiscal Cliff crisis in Jan 2013. As per the bill, the spending cut was delayed by _________.Ans) 2 Months
3319Which Indian actor has been recently awarded with Padma Shri Award 2013 by Indian Government in Jan 2013?Ans) Nana Patekar
3320Who has been appointed as the new Secretary of the Department of  Disinvestment in Jan 2013?Ans) Ravi Mathur
3321NYSE Listed Global IT company CSC has appointed whom as its managing director in India in Jan 2013?Ans) Neeraj Nityanand
3322Which cricket team won -Team of the year- award after giving superior performance as a team in 2012 in the CEAT international award ceremony held in Jan 2013?Ans) Pakistan
3323Who has been appointed as the chairman of 14th finance commission by the Indian Government in Jan 2013?Ans) Y V Reddy
3324Who took over as the director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) on 31st December, 2012?Ans) S. Ramakrishnan
3325Which Supreme Court Justice has inaugurated the of the five newly announced fast-track courts set up in Delhi to try cases related to sexual offence against women in Jan 2013?Ans)  Justice Altamas Kabir