Daily Practice Quiz Published in January 2013

GK Questions
 

Sl No.Questions
3046Who won the World Caron Championship in the women category recently held in SriLanka in Nov 2012?
A) I. Illavazhaki
B) Maria Irudayam
C) P. Nirmala
D) Rashmi Kumari
3047Indian Navy has conducted joint exercise INDIAEX 2012 with which Country in Nov 2012?
A) Japan
B) China
C) USA
D) Australia
3048Miss Earth 2012 winner is?
A) Osmariel Villalobo
B) Stephany Stefanowitz
C) Tereza Fajksova
D) None of These
3049Which country won the Davis cup 2012?
A) Czech Republic
B) Spain
C) Germany
D) India
3050Which Indian E-Gov Project won CSI-Nihilent e-Governance Award for Excellence in 2012?
A) Income Tax refund project
B) Passport Seva Project
C) Ministry of Corporate affairs MCA-21 project
D) None of These
3051Who is the new President of  International Committee of the Red Cross, appointed 1 July 2012?
A) Peter Maurer
B) Jakob Kellenberger
C) António Guterres
D) None of These
3052Which country has offered 245 Stinger missiles to India recently as a part of a weapons package for Apache attack choppers?
A) Israel
B) UK
C) Russia
D) USA
3053Who has been awarded with the Pragya award by the Rajasthan Hindi Granth Akademi for his book "Adhunik Chitrakala ka Itihaas"?
A) Ramdarsha Mishra
B) A Manavalan
C) Ratnakar Vinayak Sakhalkar
D) Deepak Chopra
3054"Dividing Lines : Contours of India-China conflict" book was written by?
A) K. N. Raghavan
B) Khuswant Singh
C) Sudhendra Kulkarni
D) Bhavna Singh
3055The Global Biodiversity Conference was organized in October 2012 in which City?
A) New Delhi
B) Hyderabad
C) Bangalore
D) Mumbai
3056Who was the founder chairman of Harijan Sewak Sangh?
A) Lala Rajpat Rai
B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C) Subhas Chandra Bose
D) Mahatma Gandhi
3057Which is the world's busiesr sea port by cargo tonnage?
A) Hong Kong
B) Sydney
C) Beijing
D) Singapore
3058Which bollywood actor is brand ambassador of West Bengal?
A) Amir Khan
B) Krithik Roshan
C) Shahrukh Khan
D) Amitabh Bachchan
3059The Forest Research institute is located in?
A) Bhopal
B) Dehradun
C) Nainital
D) Indore
3060Who took over leadership of the Brahmo Samaj after the death of Raja Rammohan Roy?
A) Chittaranjan Das
B) Subhas Chandra Bose
C) Dwarka Nath Tagore
D) Ishwarchandra Chottopadhyay
3061Who was the captain of the T20 World Cup winning West Indies team?
A) Chris Gayle
B) Darren Sammy
C) Shivnarayan Chanderpaul
D) Pollard
3062The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) is located in which city?
A) Nagpur
B) Dehradun
C) Bhopal
D) Shimla
3063Which panel was appointed to provide more recommendation on GAAR?
A) Basu Panel
B) Narashima Panel
C) Rangarajan Panel
D) Shome Panel
3064Ryder cup is associated with which sport?
A) Badminton
B) Tennis
C) Golf
D) Chess
3065"The Free Thinker's Prayer Book" book was written by?
A) K. N. Raghavan
B) Khuswant Singh
C) Sudhendra Kulkarni
D) Bhavna Singh
3066Which global company has made the largest foreign investment in India till Dec 2012?
A) Vodafone
B) BP
C) Cairn
D) WalMart
3067UNESCO gives "Kalinga Award" for contribution in the field of?
A) Literature
B) Science
C) Social Work
D) Human Rights
3068Who called Rabindranath Tagore as "The Great Sentinel"?
A) Lala Rajpat Rai
B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C) Subhas Chandra Bose
D) Mahatma Gandhi
3069In Aug 2012, which popular social media site has banned 6 accounts with name similar to PMO's account?
A) LinkedIn
B) Facebook
C) Twitter
D) Google+
3070Which Indian company has recently signed pack with a French energy company GDF Suez to import LNG?
A) Indian Oil Corp.
B) ONGC
C) Essar Oil
D) GAIL
3071The Joint Sitting of both Upper and Lower houses is presided over by which person?
A) Prime Minister of India
B) President of India
C) Rajya Sabha Speaker
D) Lok Sabha Speaker
3072Members of state election commission are appointed by?
A) Prime Minister
B) President of India
C) Chief Election Commission
D) Governor of the State
3073Which Constitutional amendment was used to reduce the voting age from 21 to 18?
A) 62nd Amendment
B) 61st Amendment
C) 60th Amendment
D) 63rd Amendment
3074Which of the following sector has the highest weight in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP)?
A) Electricity
B) Crude Oil
C) Coal
D) Steel
3075The Arya Samaj was set up in which year?
A) 1911
B) 1857
C) 1891
D) 1875
3076Indian government has recently launched World's cheapest tablet with name as?
A) Aakansha
B) Chirag
C) Aakash
D) Shiksha
3077Palestine was accepted as the full fledged member of UNESCO in which year?
A) 2011
B) 2010
C) 2012
D) 2009
3078Indian Science Congress of 2012 was held in which city?
A) New Delhi
B) Bhubaneswar
C) Bangalore
D) Hyderabad
3079Which in the list is not considered as a monet market instrument?
A) Commercial Papers
B) Treasury Bills
C) Equity Shares
D) Repurchase agreements
3080Which state in the list does not belong to the Seven Sisters of India?
A) Nagaland
B) Tripura
C) Asam
D) Sikkim
3081India's Monetary Policy is decided and implemented by?
A) FICCI
B) Reserve Bank of India
C) Finance Ministry
D) Indian Banking Association
3082Which in the list is the first Computer University of India?
A) Rajiv Gandhi Computer University
B) Indira Gandhi Computer University
C) National Computer University
D) Sardar Patel Computer University
3083Which Organization compile the national income and GDP numbers for India?
A) Planning Commission
B) Central Statistical Organization
C) Finance Ministry
D) Central Financial Organization
3084SEBI has recently made it mandatory in August 2012 for all listed companies to have minimum _____ public shareholdings by June 2013.
A) 15%
B) 20%
C) 25%
D) 30%
3085Who has been recently appointed as the first Sikh Judge to Uk High Court?
A) Rabinder Singh
B) Ami Singh
C) Parminder Singh
D) None of These
3086Within how many days of receiving a money bill in the Rajya Sabha, it has to be returned to the Lok Sabha?
A) 12
B) 21
C) 14
D) 18
3087Russia and Vanautu have recently joined WTO recently. With this, the total number of nations in WTO becomes?
A) 155
B) 156
C) 157
D) 158
3088Indian Government earned revenues from private companies mainly through?
A) Income Tax
B) Sales Tax
C) Excise Tax
D) Corporate Tax
3089Thw world's highest rail bridge is being constructed in Jammu and Kashmir on which river?
A) Ganga
B) Jheelum
C) Chenab
D) Yamuna
3090Reserve Bank of India follows which system for the issue of curreny Rupee?
A) Ratio based Reserve System
B) Proportionate Reserve System
C) Maximum Reserve System
D) Minimum Reserve System
3091Who in the list invented the world wide web (www) and changed the way today's internet works?
A) Sabir Bhatia
B) Bill Gates
C) Vinod Dham
D) Tim Berner Lee
3092What does IVR stand for - with respect to Telecommunication Industry?
A) Interactive Voice Reply
B) Interactive Voice Response
C) Internet Voice Response
D) Interactive Video Response
3093Which Company has created Aakash, World's cheapest tablet computer?
A) IBM
B) Lenovo
C) Datawind
D) HCL Infosystem
3094SCORES is a complaints redressal system launched by which organization?
A) IRDA
B) RBI
C) CCI
D) SEBI
3095As per IRDA directive, minimum time of operation an insurance company is required to launch an initial public offer (IPO)?
A) 5 years
B) 10 years
C) 7 years
D) 12 years
3096What is the name of first satelite of India sent into space?
A) Agni
B) Rohini
C) Aryabhatta
D) Aakash
3097What is the full form of P-Notes used by the foreign investors to invest money in Indian stock markets?
A) Permanent Notes
B) Purchasing Notes
C) Participatory Notes
D) Propitiatory Notes
3098Which state has the highest slum population in India according to Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Ministry?
A) Orissa
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Maharashtra
3099Which sector has the highest weight in the Gross Domestic Savings of India?
A) Private Sector
B) Government Sector
C) House Hold Sector
D) Public Sector
3100Planning commission was established in which year?
A) 1949
B) 1951
C) 1950
D) 1952
3101The first hour of every sitting of the Lok Sabha is termed as?
A) First Hour
B) Question Hour
C) Zero Hour
D) Discussion Hour
3102FATF stands for?
A) Fiscal Action Target Force
B) Financial Accountibility Task Force
C) Financial Action Task Force
D) Financial Action Task Factor
3103Which country is the largest Rice Producer in the World?
A) Malaysia
B) India
C) Thailand
D) China
3104Who is the author of the book "A Better India, A Better World"?
A) Nandan Nilekani
B) Azim Premji
C) Vineet Nayar
D) N R Narayana Murthy
3105Sukhi Griha Parikalpana' is a housing welfare scheme for rehabilitation of slum dwellers launched by?
A) Rural Development Ministry
B) Railway Ministry
C) Human Welfare Ministry
D) Health Ministry
3106Time Magazine named whom as the "Person of the Year 2012" in December 2012?
A) Hu Jintao
B) Bill Gates
C) Malala Yousufzai
D) Barack Obama
3107Which company has recently sold 9.1% stake in Tech Mahindra in order to exit from the IT services company in Dec 2012?
A) Accenture
B) Cap Gemini
C) British Telecom
D) IBM
3108The World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef have suspended Polio operation in which country after attack and killing of its people engaged in the service in Dec 2012?
A) Syria
B) Afghanistan
C) Pakistan
D) Iran
3109India's legendary musician Pandis Ravi Shankar passed away in Dec 2012. Which instrument he played which made him famoud worldwide?
A) Veena
B) Sarod
C) Guitar
D) Sitar
3110The Sun Group which recently bought Hyderabad IPL team, unveiled the name of the team as _______ in Dec 2012?
A) Sun Chargers
B) Sunrisers
C) Sun Smarters
D) None of These
3111Which Global bank has been fined USD 1.9 billion by the US Authorities in Dec 2012 for its alleged involvement in money laundering activities?
A) Barclay's Bank
B) UBS
C) Standard Chartered
D) HSBC
3112What is the name of Italy't Prime Minister who has resigned in December 2012, making way for fresh election?
A) Lucas Papademos
B) Silvio Berlusconi
C) Mario Monti
D) Giorgio Napolitano
3113Which bollywood actor was awarded with the prestiguous Medal of Honour by the Prince of Morocco during the 12th Marrakech Internation Flim Festival in Dec 2012?
A) Hrithik Roshan
B) Amir Khan
C) Shahrukh Khan
D) Amitabh Bachchan
3114India's iconic sportsperson Leslie Walter Claudius passed away in Dec 2012. He was a player of?
A) Hockey
B) Football
C) Cricket
D) Tennis
3115What is the name of the new service launched by the EPFO where the PF subscribers can now access their online account statement?
A) e-PFaccount
B) e-Passbook
C) e-PFbook
D) E-PFOnline
3116The movie "Life of Pi" has recently been awarded by the Ministry of Tourism for promoting Puduchery and Munnar as tourist destination in Dec 2012. What is the director of the film?
A) James Schamus
B) Yann Martel
C) Ang Lee
D) Tang Wei
3117Which Indian IT Company has recently announced to shift its ADS shares from NASDAQ to NYSE to make them more accessible to European Investors?
A) HCL Technologies
B) Wipro
C) TCS
D) Infosys
3118Apple has recently launched its online music store in India in Dec 2012. What is the name of the same?
A) iMusics
B) iSongs
C) iTunes
D) iMusicstore
3119US President Barack Obama has nominated whom as the new Secretary of State, replacing Hilary Clinton?
A) John Edwards
B) John McCain
C) Al Gore
D) John Kerry
3120Aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, built by Russia is expected to be commissioned by the Indian Navy by the end of Next year. What is the Indian name given to the aircraft carrier?
A) INS Vikram
B) INS Vikramaditya
C) INS Virat
D) INS Veer
3121National Mathematics Day is celebrate on __________, the same date on which India's ndian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan was born in 1887.
A) 26th December
B) 12th December
C) 21st December
D) 22nd December
3122"World AIDS Day" is observed on?
A) 3-Dec
B) 4-Dec
C) 1-Dec
D) 7-Dec
3123Which Indian acctress won the Prestigious Bharat Muni Samman award in Dec 2012 for her contribution in the field of Art and Culture?
A) Madhuri Dikshit
B) Hema Malini
C) Jaya Prada
D) Sridevi
3124Indian Government has recently got approval in the Parliament regarding FDI in Multi brand retail as the Opposition motion seeking immediate withdrawal of the decision was rejected during voting in Dec 2012. Ghe FDI debate and voting took place under which rule of business of the Lok Sabha?
A) Rule 184
B) Rule 182
C) Rule 193
D) Rule 167
3125India's iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar has announced his retirement from ODIs in December 2012. How many centuries he scored in ODIs?
A) 47
B) 49
C) 51
D) 52
3126Which country won the Men's title of the Kabaddi world cup held in Dec 2012?
A) Pakistan
B) India
C) Malaysia
D) China
3127Which IT Services Company acquired six companies of the C1 Group, Germany based consulting firms, in December 2012?
A) HCL Technologies
B) Cognizant
C) Wipro
D) TCS
3128The RBI has recently issued guidelines to migrate to new Cheque clearing system named CTS in which cheques will be cleared electronically through an encrypted and highly secure gateway. What is full form of CTS?
A) Cheque Transfer System
B) Cheque Trancation System
C) Cheque Turn-around System
D) Cheque Transfer Services
3129Delhi government has recently announced a three digit helpline number for the Women in distress/problems. What is the new Women helpline number?
A) 111
B) 181
C) 161
D) 199
3130After the recent gang rape incident in Delhi in Dec 2012, a judicial committee headed by __________, a former Chief Justice of India, was appointed by the Central government to submit a report, within 30 days, to suggest amendments to criminal law to sternly deal with sexual assault cases.?
A) K.G Balakrishnan
B) A.S. Sharma
C) J. S. Verma
D) A.M. Ahmadi
3131The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has suspended which football club from I-League for 2 years in December for not playing a match after interval in kolkata?
A) Dempo
B) JCT
C) Mohun Bagan
D) Salgaokar
3132Cyrus Mistry has been appointed as the New Chairman of Tata Group. He is the ___ Chairman of Tata Group with first one being Jamsedji Tata.
A) 5th
B) 6th
C) 7th
D) 8th
3133Which Global steel company has recently committed to the Socialist French Government in Dec 2012 that it will not lay off any worker and bring fresh investment to avoid nationalization of its steel plant at Florange in France?
A) Tata Steel
B) POSCO
C) Nippon Steel
D) ArcelorMittal
3134Former Cricket Player and famous Commentator, Tony Greig passed away in December 2012. He played Cricket for which country?
A) New Zealand
B) Australia
C) South Africa
D) England
3135Which Australian former Fast Bowler will be inducted into the ICC Cricket hall of Fame in Jan 2013, as per announcement by ICC in Dec 2012?
A) Bret Lee
B) Glenn McGrath
C) Craig McDermott
D) Dennis Lillee
3136"World Day of the Handicapped" is observed on?
A) 22- Dec
B) 8-Dec
C) 1-Dec
D) 3-Dec
3137Who has become the first Arab to win the Tagore Peace Prize in Dec 2012?
A) Jamal Jumá
B) Salman Masalha
C) Shihab Ghanem
D) Saadi Youssef
3138Which Indian IT Company has become the only Indian IT company to be listed in the 100 key liaison service outsourcing companies by China in Dec 2012?
A) HCL Technologies
B) Wipro
C) TCS
D) Infosys
3139Who has been appointed as the first Woman head of the Industry body FICCI in Dec 2012?
A) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
B) Indra Noyi
C) Naina Lal Kidwai
D) Anu Aga
3140Best 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
3141Which Indian CEO has been named into the list of top 10 World's best CEOs by the Harvard Business Review in Dec 2012?
A) A M Naik
B) Mukesh Ambani
C) Y C Deveshwar
D) Chanda Kochchar
3142Which company has invented airbag for the smart phones to protect them from sudden fall?
A) Samsung
B) Apple
C) Amazon
D) Nokia
3143Which Indian IT Outsourcing Company has recently published advertisement in leading US news papers in Dec 2012 and invited US companies to switch to "Business Outcome Model" compared to current T&M Model?
A) Mindtree
B) Hexaware
C) iGate
D) Wipro
3144"Indian Navy Day" is observed on?
A) 4-Dec
B) 9-Dec
C) 14-Dec
D) 20-Dec
3145Which of the following typhoon has created huge devastation and havoc in Philippines in Dec 2012?
A) Typhoon Nesat
B) Typhoon Nina
C) Typhoon Parma
D) Typhoon Bopha
3146Which Indian stock exchange has launched India's first Carbon based thematic index in Dec 2012?
A) MCX
B) NSE
C) BSE
D) None of These
3147Which multiplex chain has acquired 69% stake in Cinemax in Dec 2012?
A) Fame
B) PVR Cinemas
C) Big Cinemas
D) Inox
3148What was India's rank in the Corruption Perception Index 2012 (CPI) list of 176 countries published in Dec 2012?
A) 88th
B) 94th
C) 91st
D) 98th
3149Which country won the Women's title of the Kabaddi world cup held in Dec 2012?
A) Pakistan
B) India
C) Malaysia
D) Thailand
3150Which two global tech giants have tied up to offer nearly USD 500 million in order to purchase patents of Eastman Kodak Coompany?
A) Samsung and IBM
B) Nokia and Microsoft
C) Google and Samsung
D) Google and Apple
3151US based food producer Cargill acquired Sunflower Vanaspati Edible Oil brand from which Indian company?
A) Dabur
B) Emami
C) Marico
D) Wipro
3152Which hollywood film became the first major studio film released at 48 frames per second (48fps)?
A) The Amazing Spiderman
B) The Dark Knight Rises
C) The Hobbit
D) Life of Pi
3153Who won the Women's world championship in Chess in Dec 2012?
A) Antoaneta Stefanova
B) Natalia Zhukova
C) Anna Muzychuk
D) Anna Ushenina
3154Forbes Magazine has published the list of top 20 powerful persons in the world. Who topped the list?
A) Angela Merkel
B) Xi Jinping
C) Barack Obama
D) Sonia Gandhi
3155After successful voting, Palestine's status in the UN has been upgraded to _________ in Nov 2012?
A) Observer State
B) Non-Member state
C) Member State
D) None of These
3156Union Cabinet has cleared the Land Acquisition Bill in Dec 2012. It makes mandatory to get the consent of ____ of people whose land is taken for private projects.
A) 75%
B) 70%
C) 80%
D) 66%
3157India recently had a joint naval exercise called "INDRA" in Dec 2012 with which of the following country?
A) Malaysia
B) USA
C) Russia
D) Vietnam
3158India won the World Cup Kabaddi Tournament for the second consecutive time in the Women-s category by defeating which team in Dec 2012?
A) Malaysia
B) Thailand
C) Pakistan
D) China
3159"Human Rights Day" is observed on?
A) 3-Dec
B) 1-Dec
C) 10-Dec
D) 21-Dec
3160Which global bank has been fined USD 1.5 billion over the manipulation of Libor benchmark rate in Dec 2012?
A) UBS
B) HSBC
C) Barclay's
D) Standard Chatered
3161Which bollywood actor was awarded with the prestigiousBrandLaureate Legendary Award in Malaysia in Dec 2012?
A) Salman Khan
B) Amitabh Bachchan
C) Shah Rukh Khan
D) Amir Khan
3162Former Indian Prime Minister I K Gujral passed away in December 2012. He was India-s _______ Prime Minister?
A) 10th
B) 11th
C) 12th
D) 13th
3163Blackberry smartphone maker Research-In-Motion (RIM) has  appointed which bollywood actor as its brand ambassador in India?
A) Salman Khan
B) Imran Khan
C) Ranbir Kapoor
D) Shahrukh Khan
3164Intercontinental Exchange Inc has announced acquiring which stock exchange for nearly USD 8 billion in Dec 2012?
A) DowJones
B) FTSE
C) NASDAQ
D) NYSE
3165Who has become the first Supreme Court judge to  be the chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in Dec 2012?
A) Sarosh Homi Kapadia
B) Swatanter Kumar
C) Harish Salve
D) Ananga Kumar Patnaik
3166Which Indian Oil & Gas Company has agreed to acquire US energy giant Conoco Phillips 8.4% stake in the Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstans Caspian Sea area for USD 5 billion in Dec 2012?
A) Essar Oil
B) Reliance Industries
C) ONGC Videsh
D) GAIL
3167Inflation in the euro zone consisting of 17 nations stood at ____ in November 2012?
A) 2.1%
B) 2.5%
C) 1.9%
D) 2.2%
3168Which Indian IT Services Company has acquired US-based Digital Risk LLC in all-cash deal of USD 175 million in Dec 2012?
A) MindTree
B) Hexaware
C) MphasiS
D) Wipro
3169Which Indian Batsman has become the first Indian batsman and only the eighth in the first-class history to hit three triple-centuries in first class cricket in Dec 2012?
A) Ravindra Jadeja
B) Wasim Jafar
C) Rohit Sharma
D) Virat Kohli
3170US-s GDP Growth rate for the third quarter has been revised to ____ in Dec 2012?
A) 2.2%
B) 2.7%
C) 2.1%
D) 1.8%
3171Growth of India-s eight core sectors stood at ____  in October.
A) 5.2%
B) 6%
C) 6.5%
D) 5%
3172The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) has provisionally suspended  India's Boxing governing body due to Government interference into the election procedure in Dec 2012. What is the name of India's boxing governing body?
A) Indian Amateur Boxing Federation
B) Indian Amateur Boxing Association
C) Indian Amateur Boxing Group
D) None of These
3173India's iconic Hockey player Leslie Walter Claudius passed away in Dec 2012. He won 3 Olympic gold and one Olympic Silver in Hockey. In which Olympic he lead India team to Silver medal finish?
A) Rome, 1960
B) London, 1948
C) Melbourne, 1956
D) Helsinki, 1952
3174India-s foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows stood at ____ in September.
A) USD 7.21 billion
B) USD 3.17 billion
C) USD 4.67 billion
D) USD 1.67 billion
3175The Reserve Bank of India has signed currency swap agreement with which bank in Dec 2012 for up to USD 15 billion to address short term liquidity problems?
A) Bank of Japan
B) Bank of China
C) Bank of Malaysia
D) Bank of Thailand
3176Which global airlines company has announced buying stake in India's Jet Airways in Dec 2012?
A) Singapore Airlines
B) Etihad Airways
C) Virgin Airlines
D) Qatar Airlines
31771. Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has formally launched his new party after leaving BJP in Dec 2012. What is the name of the party he launched?
A) Kannada Janata Party
B) Karnataka Janata Party
C) Karnataka Janagan Party
D) None of These
3178Forbes Magazine has published the list of top 20 powerful persons in the world. India's Sonia Gandhi secured rank of?
A) 12
B) 9
C) 19
D) 17
3179A UN climate conference held in Dec 2012 agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty that limits the greenhouse gas output of some rich countries till which year?
A) 2015
B) 2018
C) 2020
D) 2025
3180Barcelona-s superstar footballer Lionel Messi broke which footballer's 40 years old record for most goals in a calendar year in Dec 2012?
A) Franz Beckenbauer
B) Pele
C) Johan Cruijff
D) Gerd Müller
3181The Maldives government took over the Male International Airport from which Indian Company in Dec 2012?
A) HDIL
B) DLF
C) GMR Group
D) Unitec
3182Which hockey team won their fifth successive Champions Trophy title held in Dec 2012?
A) Netherlands
B) South Korea
C) Australia
D) Japan
3183Venezuela-s President Hugo Chavez has named whom as his successor due to his illness in Dec 2012?
A) Nicolas Maduro
B) Cilia Flores
C) Diosdado Cabello
D) Elías Jaua
3184The Italian private equity fund, Investindustrial, has signed a deal to buy a 37.5% in Aston Martin Lagonda from Investment Dar for 150 million pound in Dec 2012. Which Indian company was also in race to acquire Aston Martin?
A) Ashok Leyland
B) Tata Motors
C) Mahindra & Mahindra
D) Maruti Suzuki
3185"Minorities Rights Day (India)" is observed on?
A) 22-Dec
B) 1-Dec
C) 12-Dec
D) 18-Dec
3186Which Indian company has acquired Singapore-based FMCG company L.D. Waxson Group for Rs 785 crore (USD 144 million) in Dec 2012?
A) Dabur
B) Emami
C) Marico
D) Wipro
3187India-s factory output, measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) grew by ____ in October 2012?
A) 5.1%
B) 8.2%
C) -5.1%
D) -0.3%
3188Which global Airlines company has announced to acquire Singapore Airlines- 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic for USD 360 million in Dec 2012?
A) Delta Air Lines
B) American Airlines
C) Etihad Airways
D) British Airways
3189India-s Retail inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index, stood at ______ in November.
A) 10.05%
B) 9.75%
C) 9.9%
D) 9.82%
3190Which Union Minister has been selected for the second K Karunakaran Foundation award 2012 for being the best administrator?
A) Salman Khurshid
B) Kapil Sibal
C) P Chidambaram
D) A K Antony
3191Which global oil company has agreed to acquire 49.9% stake in Canadian firm Encana-s natural gas project in Alberta in Dec 2012?
A) PetroChina
B) British Petroleum
C) Shell
D) Exxon Mobil
3192Who has been appointed as the new President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in Dec 2012?
A) R.V. Kanoria
B) Naina Lal Kidwai
C) Sidharth Birla
D) Vinita Bali
3193India won the 3rd World Cup Kabaddi Tournament for the third consecutive time in the Men-s category by defeating which team in Dec 2012?
A) Malaysia
B) Thailand
C) Pakistan
D) China
3194For the April-September period of financial year 2012-13, India's total FDI inflows stood at _______.
A) USD 19.42 billion
B) USD 19.31 billion
C) USD 12.84 billion
D) USD 15.43 billion
3195Who has been re-elected as the President of AIFF (All India Football Federation) in Dec 2012?
A) Suresh Kalmadi
B) Sharad Pawar
C) Praful Patel
D) None of These

 
 
 
 
Answers
 
Sl No.QuestionAnswer
3046Who won the World Caron Championship in the women category recently held in SriLanka in Nov 2012?Ans) Rashmi Kumari
3047Indian Navy has conducted joint exercise INDIAEX 2012 with which Country in Nov 2012?Ans) USA
3048Miss Earth 2012 winner is?Ans) Tereza Fajksova
3049Which country won the Davis cup 2012?Ans) Czech Republic
3050Which Indian E-Gov Project won CSI-Nihilent e-Governance Award for Excellence in 2012?Ans) Passport Seva Project
3051Who is the new President of  International Committee of the Red Cross, appointed 1 July 2012?Ans) Peter Maurer
3052Which country has offered 245 Stinger missiles to India recently as a part of a weapons package for Apache attack choppers?Ans) USA
3053Who has been awarded with the Pragya award by the Rajasthan Hindi Granth Akademi for his book "Adhunik Chitrakala ka Itihaas"?Ans) Ratnakar Vinayak Sakhalkar
3054"Dividing Lines : Contours of India-China conflict" book was written by?Ans) K. N. Raghavan
3055The Global Biodiversity Conference was organized in October 2012 in which City?Ans) Hyderabad
3056Who was the founder chairman of Harijan Sewak Sangh?Ans) Mahatma Gandhi
3057Which is the world's busiesr sea port by cargo tonnage?Ans) Singapore
3058Which bollywood actor is brand ambassador of West Bengal?Ans) Shahrukh Khan
3059The Forest Research institute is located in?Ans) Dehradun
3060Who took over leadership of the Brahmo Samaj after the death of Raja Rammohan Roy?Ans) Dwarka Nath Tagore
3061Who was the captain of the T20 World Cup winning West Indies team?Ans) Darren Sammy
3062The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) is located in which city?Ans) Nagpur
3063Which panel was appointed to provide more recommendation on GAAR?Ans) Shome Panel
3064Ryder cup is associated with which sport?Ans) Golf
3065"The Free Thinker's Prayer Book" book was written by?Ans) Khuswant Singh
3066Which global company has made the largest foreign investment in India till Dec 2012?Ans) Vodafone
3067UNESCO gives "Kalinga Award" for contribution in the field of?Ans) Science
3068Who called Rabindranath Tagore as "The Great Sentinel"?Ans) Mahatma Gandhi
3069In Aug 2012, which popular social media site has banned 6 accounts with name similar to PMO's account?Ans) Twitter
3070Which Indian company has recently signed pack with a French energy company GDF Suez to import LNG?Ans) GAIL
3071The Joint Sitting of both Upper and Lower houses is presided over by which person?Ans) Lok Sabha Speaker
3072Members of state election commission are appointed by?Ans) Governor of the State
3073Which Constitutional amendment was used to reduce the voting age from 21 to 18?Ans) 61st Amendment
3074Which of the following sector has the highest weight in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP)?Ans) Electricity
3075The Arya Samaj was set up in which year?Ans) 1875
3076Indian government has recently launched World's cheapest tablet with name as?Ans) Aakash
3077Palestine was accepted as the full fledged member of UNESCO in which year?Ans) 2011
3078Indian Science Congress of 2012 was held in which city?Ans) Bhubaneswar
3079Which in the list is not considered as a monet market instrument?Ans) Equity Shares
3080Which state in the list does not belong to the Seven Sisters of India?Ans) Sikkim
3081India's Monetary Policy is decided and implemented by?Ans) Reserve Bank of India
3082Which in the list is the first Computer University of India?Ans) Rajiv Gandhi Computer University
3083Which Organization compile the national income and GDP numbers for India?Ans) Central Statistical Organization
3084SEBI has recently made it mandatory in August 2012 for all listed companies to have minimum _____ public shareholdings by June 2013.Ans) 25%
3085Who has been recently appointed as the first Sikh Judge to Uk High Court?Ans) Rabinder Singh
3086Within how many days of receiving a money bill in the Rajya Sabha, it has to be returned to the Lok Sabha?Ans) 14
3087Russia and Vanautu have recently joined WTO recently. With this, the total number of nations in WTO becomes?Ans) 157
3088Indian Government earned revenues from private companies mainly through?Ans) Corporate Tax
3089Thw world's highest rail bridge is being constructed in Jammu and Kashmir on which river?Ans) Chenab
3090Reserve Bank of India follows which system for the issue of curreny Rupee?Ans) Minimum Reserve System
3091Who in the list invented the world wide web (www) and changed the way today's internet works?Ans) Tim Berner Lee
3092What does IVR stand for - with respect to Telecommunication Industry?Ans) Interactive Voice Response
3093Which Company has created Aakash, World's cheapest tablet computer?Ans) Datawind
3094SCORES is a complaints redressal system launched by which organization?Ans) SEBI
3095As per IRDA directive, minimum time of operation an insurance company is required to launch an initial public offer (IPO)?Ans) 10 years
3096What is the name of first satelite of India sent into space?Ans) Aryabhatta
3097What is the full form of P-Notes used by the foreign investors to invest money in Indian stock markets?Ans) Participatory Notes
3098Which state has the highest slum population in India according to Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Ministry?Ans) Maharashtra
3099Which sector has the highest weight in the Gross Domestic Savings of India?Ans) House Hold Sector
3100Planning commission was established in which year?Ans) 1950
3101The first hour of every sitting of the Lok Sabha is termed as?Ans) Question Hour
3102FATF stands for?Ans) Financial Action Task Force
3103Which country is the largest Rice Producer in the World?Ans) China
3104Who is the author of the book "A Better India, A Better World"?Ans) N R Narayana Murthy
3105Sukhi Griha Parikalpana' is a housing welfare scheme for rehabilitation of slum dwellers launched by?Ans) Railway Ministry
3106Time Magazine named whom as the "Person of the Year 2012" in December 2012?Ans) Barack Obama
3107Which company has recently sold 9.1% stake in Tech Mahindra in order to exit from the IT services company in Dec 2012?Ans) British Telecom
3108The World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef have suspended Polio operation in which country after attack and killing of its people engaged in the service in Dec 2012?Ans) Pakistan
3109India's legendary musician Pandis Ravi Shankar passed away in Dec 2012. Which instrument he played which made him famoud worldwide?Ans) Sitar
3110The Sun Group which recently bought Hyderabad IPL team, unveiled the name of the team as _______ in Dec 2012?Ans) Sunrisers
3111Which Global bank has been fined USD 1.9 billion by the US Authorities in Dec 2012 for its alleged involvement in money laundering activities?Ans) HSBC
3112What is the name of Italy't Prime Minister who has resigned in December 2012, making way for fresh election?Ans) Mario Monti
3113Which bollywood actor was awarded with the prestiguous Medal of Honour by the Prince of Morocco during the 12th Marrakech Internation Flim Festival in Dec 2012?Ans) Shahrukh Khan
3114India's iconic sportsperson Leslie Walter Claudius passed away in Dec 2012. He was a player of?Ans) Hockey
3115What is the name of the new service launched by the EPFO where the PF subscribers can now access their online account statement?Ans) e-Passbook
3116The movie "Life of Pi" has recently been awarded by the Ministry of Tourism for promoting Puduchery and Munnar as tourist destination in Dec 2012. What is the director of the film?Ans) Ang Lee
3117Which Indian IT Company has recently announced to shift its ADS shares from NASDAQ to NYSE to make them more accessible to European Investors?Ans) Infosys
3118Apple has recently launched its online music store in India in Dec 2012. What is the name of the same?Ans) iTunes
3119US President Barack Obama has nominated whom as the new Secretary of State, replacing Hilary Clinton?Ans) John Kerry
3120Aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, built by Russia is expected to be commissioned by the Indian Navy by the end of Next year. What is the Indian name given to the aircraft carrier?Ans) INS Vikramaditya
3121National Mathematics Day is celebrate on __________, the same date on which India's ndian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan was born in 1887.Ans) 22nd December
3122"World AIDS Day" is observed on?Ans) 1-Dec
3123Which Indian acctress won the Prestigious Bharat Muni Samman award in Dec 2012 for her contribution in the field of Art and Culture?Ans) Hema Malini
3124Indian Government has recently got approval in the Parliament regarding FDI in Multi brand retail as the Opposition motion seeking immediate withdrawal of the decision was rejected during voting in Dec 2012. Ghe FDI debate and voting took place under which rule of business of the Lok Sabha?Ans) Rule 184
3125India's iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar has announced his retirement from ODIs in December 2012. How many centuries he scored in ODIs?Ans) 49
3126Which country won the Men's title of the Kabaddi world cup held in Dec 2012?Ans) India
3127Which IT Services Company acquired six companies of the C1 Group, Germany based consulting firms, in December 2012?Ans) Cognizant
3128The RBI has recently issued guidelines to migrate to new Cheque clearing system named CTS in which cheques will be cleared electronically through an encrypted and highly secure gateway. What is full form of CTS?Ans) Cheque Trancation System
3129Delhi government has recently announced a three digit helpline number for the Women in distress/problems. What is the new Women helpline number?Ans) 181
3130After the recent gang rape incident in Delhi in Dec 2012, a judicial committee headed by __________, a former Chief Justice of India, was appointed by the Central government to submit a report, within 30 days, to suggest amendments to criminal law to sternly deal with sexual assault cases.?Ans)  J. S. Verma
3131The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has suspended which football club from I-League for 2 years in December for not playing a match after interval in kolkata?Ans) Mohun Bagan
3132Cyrus Mistry has been appointed as the New Chairman of Tata Group. He is the ___ Chairman of Tata Group with first one being Jamsedji Tata.Ans) 6th
3133Which Global steel company has recently committed to the Socialist French Government in Dec 2012 that it will not lay off any worker and bring fresh investment to avoid nationalization of its steel plant at Florange in France?Ans) ArcelorMittal
3134Former Cricket Player and famous Commentator, Tony Greig passed away in December 2012. He played Cricket for which country?Ans) England
3135Which Australian former Fast Bowler will be inducted into the ICC Cricket hall of Fame in Jan 2013, as per announcement by ICC in Dec 2012?Ans) Glenn McGrath
3136"World Day of the Handicapped" is observed on?Ans) 3-Dec
3137Who has become the first Arab to win the Tagore Peace Prize in Dec 2012?Ans) Shihab Ghanem
3138Which Indian IT Company has become the only Indian IT company to be listed in the 100 key liaison service outsourcing companies by China in Dec 2012?Ans) Infosys
3139Who has been appointed as the first Woman head of the Industry body FICCI in Dec 2012?Ans) Naina Lal Kidwai
3140Best 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
3141Which Indian CEO has been named into the list of top 10 World's best CEOs by the Harvard Business Review in Dec 2012?Ans) Y C Deveshwar
3142Which company has invented airbag for the smart phones to protect them from sudden fall?Ans) Amazon
3143Which Indian IT Outsourcing Company has recently published advertisement in leading US news papers in Dec 2012 and invited US companies to switch to "Business Outcome Model" compared to current T&M Model?Ans) iGate
3144"Indian Navy Day" is observed on?Ans) 4-Dec
3145Which of the following typhoon has created huge devastation and havoc in Philippines in Dec 2012?Ans) Typhoon Bopha
3146Which Indian stock exchange has launched India's first Carbon based thematic index in Dec 2012?Ans) BSE
3147Which multiplex chain has acquired 69% stake in Cinemax in Dec 2012?Ans) PVR Cinemas
3148What was India's rank in the Corruption Perception Index 2012 (CPI) list of 176 countries published in Dec 2012?Ans) 94th
3149Which country won the Women's title of the Kabaddi world cup held in Dec 2012?Ans) India
3150Which two global tech giants have tied up to offer nearly USD 500 million in order to purchase patents of Eastman Kodak Coompany?Ans) Google and Apple
3151US based food producer Cargill acquired Sunflower Vanaspati Edible Oil brand from which Indian company?Ans) Wipro
3152Which hollywood film became the first major studio film released at 48 frames per second (48fps)?Ans) The Hobbit
3153Who won the Women's world championship in Chess in Dec 2012?Ans) Anna Ushenina
3154Forbes Magazine has published the list of top 20 powerful persons in the world. Who topped the list?Ans) Barack Obama
3155After successful voting, Palestine's status in the UN has been upgraded to _________ in Nov 2012?Ans) Observer State
3156Union Cabinet has cleared the Land Acquisition Bill in Dec 2012. It makes mandatory to get the consent of ____ of people whose land is taken for private projects.Ans) 80%
3157India recently had a joint naval exercise called "INDRA" in Dec 2012 with which of the following country?Ans) Russia
3158India won the World Cup Kabaddi Tournament for the second consecutive time in the Women-s category by defeating which team in Dec 2012?Ans) Malaysia
3159"Human Rights Day" is observed on?Ans) 10-Dec
3160Which global bank has been fined USD 1.5 billion over the manipulation of Libor benchmark rate in Dec 2012?Ans) UBS
3161Which bollywood actor was awarded with the prestigiousBrandLaureate Legendary Award in Malaysia in Dec 2012?Ans) Shah Rukh Khan
3162Former Indian Prime Minister I K Gujral passed away in December 2012. He was India-s _______ Prime Minister?Ans) 12th
3163Blackberry smartphone maker Research-In-Motion (RIM) has  appointed which bollywood actor as its brand ambassador in India?Ans) Ranbir Kapoor
3164Intercontinental Exchange Inc has announced acquiring which stock exchange for nearly USD 8 billion in Dec 2012?Ans) NYSE
3165Who has become the first Supreme Court judge to  be the chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in Dec 2012?Ans) Swatanter Kumar
3166Which Indian Oil & Gas Company has agreed to acquire US energy giant Conoco Phillips 8.4% stake in the Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstans Caspian Sea area for USD 5 billion in Dec 2012?Ans) ONGC Videsh
3167Inflation in the euro zone consisting of 17 nations stood at ____ in November 2012?Ans) 2.2%
3168Which Indian IT Services Company has acquired US-based Digital Risk LLC in all-cash deal of USD 175 million in Dec 2012?Ans) MphasiS
3169Which Indian Batsman has become the first Indian batsman and only the eighth in the first-class history to hit three triple-centuries in first class cricket in Dec 2012?Ans) Ravindra Jadeja
3170US-s GDP Growth rate for the third quarter has been revised to ____ in Dec 2012?Ans) 2.7%
3171Growth of India-s eight core sectors stood at ____  in October.Ans) 6.5%
3172The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) has provisionally suspended  India's Boxing governing body due to Government interference into the election procedure in Dec 2012. What is the name of India's boxing governing body?Ans) Indian Amateur Boxing Federation
3173India's iconic Hockey player Leslie Walter Claudius passed away in Dec 2012. He won 3 Olympic gold and one Olympic Silver in Hockey. In which Olympic he lead India team to Silver medal finish?Ans) Rome, 1960
3174India-s foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows stood at ____ in September.Ans) USD 4.67 billion
3175The Reserve Bank of India has signed currency swap agreement with which bank in Dec 2012 for up to USD 15 billion to address short term liquidity problems?Ans) Bank of Japan
3176Which global airlines company has announced buying stake in India's Jet Airways in Dec 2012?Ans) Etihad Airways
31771. Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has formally launched his new party after leaving BJP in Dec 2012. What is the name of the party he launched?Ans) Karnataka Janata Party
3178Forbes Magazine has published the list of top 20 powerful persons in the world. India's Sonia Gandhi secured rank of?Ans) 12
3179A UN climate conference held in Dec 2012 agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty that limits the greenhouse gas output of some rich countries till which year?Ans) 2020
3180Barcelona-s superstar footballer Lionel Messi broke which footballer's 40 years old record for most goals in a calendar year in Dec 2012?Ans) Gerd Müller
3181The Maldives government took over the Male International Airport from which Indian Company in Dec 2012?Ans) GMR Group
3182Which hockey team won their fifth successive Champions Trophy title held in Dec 2012?Ans) Australia
3183Venezuela-s President Hugo Chavez has named whom as his successor due to his illness in Dec 2012?Ans) Nicolas Maduro
3184The Italian private equity fund, Investindustrial, has signed a deal to buy a 37.5% in Aston Martin Lagonda from Investment Dar for 150 million pound in Dec 2012. Which Indian company was also in race to acquire Aston Martin?Ans) Mahindra & Mahindra
3185"Minorities Rights Day (India)" is observed on?Ans) 18-Dec
3186Which Indian company has acquired Singapore-based FMCG company L.D. Waxson Group for Rs 785 crore (USD 144 million) in Dec 2012?Ans) Wipro
3187India-s factory output, measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) grew by ____ in October 2012?Ans) 8.2%
3188Which global Airlines company has announced to acquire Singapore Airlines- 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic for USD 360 million in Dec 2012?Ans) Delta Air Lines
3189India-s Retail inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index, stood at ______ in November.Ans) 9.9%
3190Which Union Minister has been selected for the second K Karunakaran Foundation award 2012 for being the best administrator?Ans) P Chidambaram
3191Which global oil company has agreed to acquire 49.9% stake in Canadian firm Encana-s natural gas project in Alberta in Dec 2012?Ans) PetroChina
3192Who has been appointed as the new President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in Dec 2012?Ans) Naina Lal Kidwai
3193India won the 3rd World Cup Kabaddi Tournament for the third consecutive time in the Men-s category by defeating which team in Dec 2012?Ans) Pakistan
3194For the April-September period of financial year 2012-13, India's total FDI inflows stood at _______.Ans) USD 12.84 billion
3195Who has been re-elected as the President of AIFF (All India Football Federation) in Dec 2012?Ans) Praful Patel