Daily Practice Quiz Published in May 2012

GK Questions
 
Sl No.Question
1221Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee has been awarded by which award?
 A) Dada Saheb Phalke
 B) Padmashri
 C) Padma Bhusan
 D) Padma Bibhusan
  
1222Earth hour which was observed on 31st March this year has started in?
 A) 2010
 B) 2008
 C) 2007
 D) 2009
  
1223Which Test Cricketer hold the world record of most test catches as a non-wicket keeper?
 A) Rahul Dravid
 B) Sachin tendular
 C) Ricky Ponting
 D) Alan Border
  
1224Which actor has been awarded as the best actor for 59th National Film Awards?
 A) Irrfan Khan
 B) Girish Kulkarni
 C) Appukutty
 D) Salman Khan
  
1225Which actor has been awarded as the best actress for 59th National Film Awards?
 A) Vidya Balan
 B) Kareena Kapoor
 C) Tonthoingambi Devi
 D) Rupa Ganguly
  
1226In March, which PSU bank has raised savings rate on short term deposits by 1% to get more savings deposits?
 A) Bank of Baroda
 B) SBI
 C) PNB
 D) Bank of India
  
1227India paid tribute to 3 freedom fighter on March 23. Which in the list is not among them?
 B) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
 B)  Bhagat Singh
 C) Rajguru
 D) Sukhdev
  
1228World Water Day was celebrated on which day in March?
 A) 24th March
 B) 23rd March
 C) 22nd March
 D) 21st March
  
1229Sachin completed his 100th Century in March. What was the opponent team?
 A) Australia
 B) Bangladesh
 C) Pakistan
 D) SriLanka
  
1230Who is the new Chief Minister of Manipur?
 A) Okram Ibobi Singh
 B) Manohar Parikar
 C) Vijay Bahuguna
 D) Shivraj Singh Chauhan
  
1231Which Indian local team won the 2012 Vijay Hazare cricket trophy?
 A) Mumbai
 B) West Bengal
 C) Karnataka
 D) Tamil Nadu
  
1232Total FDI to India in 2011 stood at?
 A) USD 22 billion
 B)  USD 37.5 billion
 C) USD 47.5 billion
 D) USD 27.5 billion
  
1233Which is the biggest source country of FDI to India in 2011?
 A) Mauritius
 B) Japan
 C) Singapore
 D) UK
  
1234Which Euro zone country has completed the long awaited debt swap deal to avert default in March 2012?
 A) Greece
 B) Spain
 C) Ireland
 D) Portugal
  
1235Who has been recently appointed as a new judge of the Supreme Court?
 A) Justice Dipak Misra
 B) Justice Jasti Chelameswar
 C) Justice F M Ibrahim Kalifulla
 D) Justice Ranjana Desai
  
1236Which country won the first Women's kabadi world cup title?
 A) India
 B) Pakistan
 C) Bangladesh
 D) Iran
  
1237Indian Government used auction method to sale shares of which PSU to raise nearly Rs 10,000 crore in March?
 A) BHEL
 B) NMDC
 C) ONGC
 D) SAIL
  
1238West Bengal has appointed which celebrity as its brand ambassador?
 A) Amitabh Bacchan
 B) Shah Rukh Khan
 C) N R Narayana Murthy
 D) Saurav Ganguly
  
1239Who has won the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix held on 25th March 2012?
 A) Sergio Perez
 B) Lewis Hamilton
 C) Michael Schumacher
 D) Fernando Alonso
  
1240Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi became the President of which country?
 A) Turkey
 B) Iraq
 C) Yemen
 D) Oman
  
1241Who has been recently awarded with "2012 Templeton Prize- for his works on science and religion
 A) The Rt. Hon. The Lord Rees of Ludlow
 B) Francisco J. Ayala
 C) 14th Dalai Lama
 D) None of these
  
1242"Aung San Suu Kyi" has become a leader of which South East Asian country after landslide victory?
 A) Thailand
 B) Myanmar
 C) Vietnam
 D) None of these
  
1243Which banking group has acuired Indonesia's Bank Danamon for USD 7.3 billion?
 A) BNP Paribas
 B) CitiBank
 C) UBS
 D) DBS Group Holdings
  
1244Euro zone unemployment rate stood at 10.8% in February. Which country has the highest unemploymenat rate?
 A) Spain
 B) Greece
 C) Italy
 D) Portugal
  
1245Which famous banker has joined the board of directors of Tata Consultancy Services as an independent director in April 2012?
 A) K V Kamath
 B) O`P Bhat
 C) Pratip Chaudhury
 D) Deepak Parekh
  
1246Who won the Women-s single title at Miami open tennis tournament held in April 2012?
 A) Maria Sharapova
 B) Serena Williams
 C) Agnieszka Radwanska
 D) Victoria Azarenka
  
1247Who won the Men-s single title at Miami open tennis tournament held in April 2012?
 A) Novak Djokovic
 B) Roger Federar
 C) Briton Andy Murray
 D) Rafael Nadal
  
1248Indian Government has used a rare presidential decree agaist board of which PSU company in April 2012?
 A) Oil India
 B) Coal India
 C) ONGC
 D) BHEL
  
1249Who has been appointed as new CMD of Coal India?
 A) Zohra Chatterji
 B) N C Jha
 C) Nayan Mani Borah
 D) S S Narsing Rao
  
1250As per Jan-March 2012 sales, which 2 two-wheeler player holds the second spot in Indian market?
 A) Bajaj
 B) Hero Moto corp
 C) Honda
 D) TVS Motors
  
1251Who has been appointed as new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Union Bank of India?
 A) Pratip Chaudhury
 B) D. Sarkar
 C) Alok Kumar Misra
 D) M. D. Mallya
  
1252Indian Navy has formally introduced its new nuclear-power enabled submarine INS Chakra in April 2012, taken lease from which country?
 A) France
 B) USA
 C) UK
 D) Russia
  
1253Which Indian telecom player has started 4G services in April 2012, first in India?
 A) BSNL
 B) Idea
 C) Bharti Airtel
 D) Reliance Communication
  
1254Which global tech company has acquired Instagram for USD 1 Billion?
 A) Microsoft
 B) Google
 C) Facebook
 D) Linkedin
  
1255Which global tech company has acquired AOL licenses for USD 1.06 billion from AOL directly?
 A) Microsoft
 B) Google
 C) Facebook
 D) Linkedin
  
1256Which global telecom giant has sold the Yellow Pages in April 2012?
 A) Verizon
 B) Vodafone
 C) AT&T
 D) Telenor
  
1257Which Japanese Insurance Company has acquired 26% stake in Max New York Life Insurance Company Ltd for around Rs 2,731 crore in April 2012?
 A) Nippon Life Insurance Company
 B) Asahi Mutual Life Insurance Company
 C) Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Ltd
 D) Nissan Mutual Life Insurance
  
1258Indian february IIP growth, released in April 2012, stood at?
 A) 4.5%
 B) 5.1%
 C) 3.5%
 D) 4.1%
  
1259Recently professor from which West Bengal University has been arrested for allegedly making and posting a cartoon on the internet showing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee?
 A) Rabindra Bharati University
 B) Calcutta University
 C) Jadavpur University
 D) Viswabharti University
  
1260India's oveall inflation of March, released in April 2012, stood at?
 A) 6.75%
 B) 6.89%
 C) 6.95%
 D) 6.91%
  
1261The new president of World Bank?
 A) José Antonio Ocampo
 B) Robert Zoellick
 C) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
 D) Jim Yong Kim
  
1262Which Indian Pharma company has acquired the research and development portfolio of molecular imaging from Germany-s Bayer Pharma in April 2012?
 A) Dr Reddy's Laboratory
 B) Biocon
 C) Piramal Healthcare
 D) Aurobindo Pharma
  
1263Who has received Pulitzer Prize 2012 in Fiction category?
 A) Denis Johnson
 B) Karen Russell
 C) Jon Robin Baitz
 D) None of these
  
1264Who has received Pulitzer Prize 2012 in Drama category?
 A) Denis Johnson
 B) Karen Russell
 C) Jon Robin Baitz
 D) Quiara Alegría Hudes
  
1265Which Global auto giant has acquired Italian motorcycle firm Ducati in April 2012?
 A) Marcedez
 B) BMW
 C) Audi
 D) Ford
  
1266India has successfully test-fired its most-ambitious strategic missile Agni-V for the first time in April 2012. What's its target range as per DRDO?
 A) 6000 KM
 B) 5000 KM
 C) 4500 KM
 D) 5500 KM
  
1267Which Indian telecom company was in race for acquiring UK company CWW before opting out at the last moment?
 A) Bharti Airtel
 B) Tata Communications
 C) Idea Cellular
 D) Reliance Communication
  
1268UK telecom company CWW was acquired by which telecom company?
 A) Telenor
 B) AT&T
 C) Verizon
 D) Vodafone
  
1269Which Russian Telecom company got impacted after 2G spectrum cancellation by the Supreme Court?
 A) Telenor
 B) Etisalat DB
 C) Sistema
 D) None of these
  
1270India's Thummalapali Uranium mine, world-s one of the largest Uranium store, situated in which state?
 A) Andhra Pradesh
 B) Maharashtra
 C) Karnataka
 D) Madhya Pradesh
  
1271Who has been recently appointed as the new Supreme Court judge (27th Judge)
 A) Justice Ranjan Gogoi
 B) Justice Jasti Chelameswar
 C) Justice F M Ibrahim Kalifulla
 D) Justice Ranjana Desai
  
1272Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has announced to replace the Real and Estate Major DLF in its benchmark 30-share index Sensex with which company?
 A) Cipla
 B) Bank of Baroda
 C) Dr Reddy-s Laboratories
 D) None of these
  
1273Nestle has acquired nutrition business of which pharma giant for USD 11.85 billion in April 2012?
 A) GSK Pharma
 B) Glaxo
 C) Pfizer
 D) None of these
  
1274Which oil and gas giant has recently acuired Clove Energy for USD 1.1 billion in April 2012?
 A) Shell
 B) British Petroleum
 C) Exxon Mobil
 D) Schlumberger
  
1275Which Indian IT Services Company has become the first company to touch annual revenue of USD 10 billion?
 A) TCS
 B) Infosys
 C) Wipro
 D) HCL Technologies
  
1276Who has been appointed as the next CEO of SABMiller, the world-s second-largest brewer by volume in April 2012?
 A) Graham Mackay
 B) Graham Mackay
 C) Alan Clark
 D) None of these
  
1277US GDP growth for the first quarter of 2012 stood at?
 A) 3.2%
 B) 2.2%
 C) 2.9%
 D) 2.5%
  
1278Which Mobile giant has emerged as the world's largest mobile phone selling company as per the last quarter data (Q1 20120?
 A) Apple
 B) Nokia
 C) Samsung
 D) HTC
  
1279In smart phone market, which mobile giant holds the 2nd place after Samsung based on Q12012 data?
 A) Apple
 B) Nokia
 C) RIM
 D) HTC
  
1280Which global credit rating agency has recently cut India's outlook from stable to negative in April 2012?
 A) S&P
 B) Moody's
 C) Fitch
 D) None of these
  
1281As per Moody's rating scale, China's credit rating is?
 A) Aa2
 B) Aa3
 C) Aa1
 D) None of these
  
1282Indian Government has hiked interets rate on Employees- provident Fund to?
 A) 8.75%
 B) 8.6%
 C) 8.25%
 D) 8.5%
  
1283Which Indian sportsman, fist in the category has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha as MP?
 A) Mahesh Bhupati
 B) Sunil Gavaskar
 C) Sachin Tendulkar
 D) Prakash Padukone
  
1284Which Indian Actress has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha as MP in April 2012?
 A) Hema Malini
 B) Jaya Bachchan
 C) Jayaprada
 D) Rekha
  
1285Which BJP President has been convicted for accepting bribe of Rs 1 lakh and sentenced to 4 year jail term by a Delhi court in April 2012?
 A) Nitin Gadkari
 B) Bangaru Laxman
 C) Jana Krishnamurthi
 D) Rajnath Singh
  
1286Who has been appointed as the Governor of Goa?
 A) B V Wanchoo
 B) Margaret Alva
 C) Aziz Qureshi
 D) E S L Narasimhan
  
1287Who has been appointed as the Governor of Rajasthan?
 A) B V Wanchoo
 B) Margaret Alva
 C) Aziz Qureshi
 D) E S L Narasimhan
  
1288Who has been appointed as the Governor of Uttarakhand?
 A) K Sankaranarayanan
 B) Margaret Alva
 C) Aziz Qureshi
 D) E S L Narasimhan
  
1289Who has been appointed as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh?
 A) K Sankaranarayanan
 B) Margaret Alva
 C) Aziz Qureshi
 D) E S L Narasimhan
  
1290Who has been appointed as the Governor of Maharashtra?
 A) K Sankaranarayanan
 B) Margaret Alva
 C) Aziz Qureshi
 D) E S L Narasimhan
  
1291The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has booked which former Maharashtra chief minister with a money laundering case for their alleged involvement in the Adarsh housing scam?
 A) Sushilkumar Shinde
 B) Bilasrao Deshmukh
 C) Ashok Chavan
 D) None of these
  
1292Which Indian Snooker player became the third Indian ever to win the Asian Snooker Championship held in Doha recently?
 A)
 B) Pankaj Advani
 C) Adiyta Mehta
 D)
  
1293The Pakistan-s Supreme Court has convicted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for contempt of court for?
 A) Ignoring earlier directive of Supreme Court
 B) Refusing to revive graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari
 C) Accepting bribe from a Pak Telecom Company
 D) None of these
  
1294German football club Bayern Munich defeated which club to enter Champions League 2012 final?
 A) Chelsea
 B) Manchaster United
 C) Real Madrid
 D) Barcelona
  
1295Football club Chelsea defeated which club to enter Champions League 2012 final?
 A) Manchester City
 B) Manchaster United
 C) Real Madrid
 D) Barcelona
  
1296Powerful earthquake hit Aceh province of Indonesia on 11 April 2012. What was the magnitude of the quake as per Richter scale?
 A) 9.1
 B) 9.0
 C) 8.8
 D) 8.7
  
1297More than hundred Pakistani soldiers died due to a massive avalanche in April 2012. Where did it occur?
 A) China border
 B) Siachen
 C) Afganisthan Border
 D) None of these
  
1298Which Samajwadi Party MLA has been unanimously elected as the Speaker of the 16th Uttar Pradesh Assembly?
 A) Akhilesh Yadav
 B) Syed Ahmed Bukhari
 C) Mata Prasad Pandey
 D) None of these
  
1299Which CPM leader was re-elected General Secretary of CPI (M) for the third consecutive term at the party's 20th meet?
 A) Buddhadev Bhattacharyya
 B) Sitaram Yechury
 C) Brinda karat
 D) Prakash Karat
  
1300Which Pakistani scientist was granted bail by the Supreme Court of India in April 2012?
 A) Hamid iqbal
 B) Ahmed Chishty
 C) Khalil Chishty
 D) None of these
  
1301The recent bailout amount declared for Air India by the Indian Government?
 A) Rs 25,000 crore
 B) Rs 30,000 crore
 C) Rs 40,000 crore
 D) Rs 35,000 crore
  
1302Asia's first Dolphin Research Institute to be established in?
 A) Chennai
 B) Mumbai
 C) Kozikode
 D) Patna
  
1303IMF has recently lowered India's 2012 GDP growth forecast to?
 A) 6.9%
 B) 7.1%
 C) 7.0%
 D) 6.5%
  
1304Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has instructed commercial banks to reduce their exposure to gold loan companies to what per cent of their capital funds?
 A) 9%
 B) 7.5%
 C) 8%
 D) 10%
  
1305Which state has recently launched a solar power system on a dam to provide power to villages?
 A) Gujarat
 B) Maharashtra
 C) Madhya Pradesh
 D) Rajasthan
  
1306RBI has recently increased priority sector home loans lending limit to?
 A) Rs 10 lakh
 B) Rs 15 lakh
 C) Rs 5 lakh
 D) Rs 8 lakh
  
1307Guru Gobing Singh Refinery, recently started in Bathinda, was Joint Venture betweeen Mittal Enerhy and which PSU company?
 A) Indian oil
 B) BPCL
 C) HPCL
 D) None of these
  
1308Indian Navy commissioned its latest frigate INS Teg in collaboration with which Country?
 A) UK
 B) France
 C) Russia
 D) USA
  
1309World health day was celebrated on?
 A)  7th April
 B)  17th April
 C)  27th April
 D) None of These
  
1310UN Chief Kofi Annan has recently made effort to establish peach in which Middle East Country?
 A) Iran
 B) Syria
 C) Iraq
 D) UAE
  
1311In which of the following sports is the Ryder Cup awarded?
 A) Hockey
 B) Basketball
 C) Polo
 D) Golf
  
1312Who 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
  
1313Who 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
  
1314The largest living reptiles are:
 A) Komodo dragon
 B) Crocodiles
 C) Giant anaconda
 D) Iguana
  
1315Potamology 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
 
1316Which of the following Hollywood movies has been named film of the decade at the First Light Awards?
 A) Iron Man 2
 B) Toy Story 3
 C) Knight and Day
 D) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  
1317Who is an Italian conductor and music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has been awarded the $1 million (£624,000) Birgit Nilsson Prize?
 A) Nicola Luisotti
 B) Claudio Abbado
 C) Ricardo Muti
 D) Alberto Veronesi
  
1318Big Bazaar is now selling which of the following car?
 A) Maruti Suzuki Swift
 B) Tata Nano
 C) Hyundai i10
 D) Hyundai Santro Xing
  
1319The government of which of the following states has recently decided to open a medical college in the memory of late astronaut Kalpana Chawla at Karnal.
 A) Madhya Pradesh
 B) Haryana
 C) Andhra Pradesh
 D) Maharashtra
  
1320Which of the following instruments is used to measure humidity?
 A) Themometer
 B) Barometer
 C) Hygrometer
 D) Anemometer
  
1321Which city is called the silver platter of India?
 A) Bangalore
 B) Anantpur
 C) Anand
 D) Akola
  
1322Colombo Cup is associated with which of the following games?
 A) Golf
 B) Badminton
 C) Cricket
 D) Football
  
1323Which of the following continents is known as the "Dark Continent?"
 A) Africa
 B) South America
 C) Australia
 D) Asia
  
1324The silent valley is in which of the following states?
 A) Kerala
 B) Karnataka
 C) Madhya Pradesh
 D) Manipur
  
1325Who is the author of Macbeth?
 A) Henry Fielding
 B) William Shakespeare
 C) Samuel Richardson
 D) Laurence Sterne
  
1326In which year was the first Nobel Prize awarded?
 A) 1905
 B) 1901
 C) 1904
 D) 1910
 
1327Which of the following countries will have a forest satellite in 2015?
 A) India
 B) China
 C) Japan
 D) Russia
  
1328When did NASA launch the space shuttle Discovery?
 A) February 24, 2011
 B) February 20, 2011
 C) February 18, 2011
 D) February 14, 2011
  
1329The next World Cup edition to be played in 2015 will have how many teams?
 A) Eight-team
 B) Six-team
 C) Ten-team
 D) Five-team
  
1330Who won the best actor award at the Oscars 2011?
 A) Jeff Bridges
 B) James Franco
 C) Collin Firth
 D) David Russell
  
1331Gulam Rasool Sufi was elected the first Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of which state?
 A) Meghalaya
 B) Assam
 C) Jammu and Kashmir
 D) Orissa
  
1332German carmaker Volkswagen AG has acquired Porsche Holding Salzburg (PHS) for?
 A) 3.3 billion
 B) 2.2 billion
 C) 1.9 billion
 D) 2.5 billion
  
1333Who is the founder of Facebook?
 A) Sergey Brin
 B) Jerry Yang
 C) Jack Dorcey
 D) Mark Zuckerberg
  
1334UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Who has been named UNESCO-s national ambassador for India?
 A) Priyanka Chopra
 B) Preity Zinta
 C) Shabana Azmi
 D) Aishwarya Rai
  
1335Saina Nehwal, currently ranked number 5 in the world by Badminton World Federation has been named the brand ambassador for which of the following states?
 A) Karnataka
 B) Kerala
 C) Andhra Pradesh
 D) Maharashtra
  
1336Who authored "The Satanic Verses"?
 A) Vikram Seth
 B) Khushwant Singh
 C) Amitav Ghosh
 D) Salman Rushdie
  
1337Which of the following countries is a part of BASIC group?
 A) Croatia
 B) Colombia
 C) Cambodia
 D) China
 
1338Castrol India has roped in which Australian speedster as its global brand ambassador for the next two years.
 A) Ricky Ponting
 B) Brett Lee
 C) Ian Chappell
 D) Michael Clarke
  
1339Who has been re-elected as the president of Uganda?
 A) Samson Kisekka
 B) Specioza Kazibwe
 C) Gilbert Bukenya
 D) Yoweri Museveni
  
1340Name Libya's ambassador to India who recently resigned in protest at his government's violent crackdown on demonstrators calling for the ouster of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi.
  A) Abdulmoneim al-Honi
 B) Ali al-Essawi
 C) Musbah Allafi
 D) AH Elimam
  
1341Which of the following state-owned steel makers in India is all set to build four overseas steel plants with a total $12 billion investment?
  A) Tisco
 B) Uttam Steels Ltd
 C) Sail
 D) JISCO
  
1342The movie Slum Dog Millionaire is adopted from which of the following novels?
  A) The Glass Palace
 B) A passage to India
 C) Johnny gone Down
 D) Q&A
  
1343Which of the following cities is known as the city of seven islands?
 A) Kolkatta
 B) Bangalore
 C) Mumbai
 D) Hyderabad
  
1344Which of the following Indian cities is known as the Manchester of South India?
 A) Kovalam
 B) Trivandrum
 C) Chennai
 D) Coimbatore
  
1345Which of the following Indian states is known as the land of five lakes?
 A) Arunachal Pradesh
 B) Andhra Pradesh
 C) Punjab
 D) Assam
  
1346What does WEO stand for?
 A) World Environment Outlook
 B) Weighted Economic Outlook
 C) World Economic Outlook
 D) Weighted Environment Outlook
  
1347Japan has signed a bilateral free trade agreement that would abolish duties on more than 90% of trade for 10 years with which of the following countries.
 A) Japan
 B) Russia
 C) China
 D) India
  
1348Who is the NDTV Indian of the year in the sports category?
 A) Sachin Tendulkar
 B) M S Dhoni
 C) Yuvraj Singh
 D) Mahindra Singh Dhoni
  
1349The Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has detained Which Pakistani singer for possessing undeclared dollars worth over Rs. 60 lakh?
 A) Atif Aslam
 B) Mehdi Hasan
 C) Abida Parveen
 D) Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
  
1350Which of the following French Pharmaceutical companies has agreed to buy Genzyme for $20.1bn (£12.5bn), in one of the biggest global M&A deals since the financial crisis?
 A) NicOx
 B) Rhône-Poulenc
 C) Sanofi-aventis
 D) Roussel Uclaf
  
1351Who authored "Black Swan"?
 A) Kiran Desai
 B) Salman Rushdie
 C) Amitav Ghosh
 D) Nassim Nicholas Talab
  
1352Colonel is the nickname of which of the following Indian cricketers?
 A) Sachin Tendulkar
 B) Dilip Vengsarkar
 C) Ajit Agarkar
 D) Virender Sehwag
  
1353Mobile Number Portability was deployed first in which of the following states?
 A) Maharashtra
 B) Haryana
 C) Arunachal Pradesh
 D) Assam
 
1354Which famous singer has launched an online music academy to bring Indians living in the US a step closer to their roots?
 A) Sonu Nigam
 B) Shankar Mahadevan
 C) Shaan
 D) Sadhana Sargam
  
1355Force India presented their 2011 Formula One car, in a simple online launch on 8th Feb 2011. Name the car
 A) VJM12
 B) VJM04
 C) VJ0007
 D) VJ123T
  
1356Microsoft launched its Windows Phone 7 and a search engine in the Indian market this year, name the search engine.
 A) Buzzer
 B) Jest
 C) Peer
 D) Bing
  
1357Which international singing sensation came to India from Feb 12-16 2011 for a five-city concert?
 A) Tina Turner
 B) Justin Beiber
 C) Bryan Adams
 D) Rihanna
  
1358Who is the current Census Commissioner of India?
 A) Dr. C. Chandramouli
 B) Dr. M. Vijayanunni
 C) Mr. Jayant Kumar Banthia
 D) Mr. Devender Kumar Sikri
  
1359The Asian Games were held for the first time in Delhi in the year _________
 A) 1962
 B) 1972
 C) 1976
 D) 1982
  
1360The President of India addresses both the Houses of Parliament assembled together
 A) Any Session
 B) Every Session
 C) Emergency session
 D) First session after general elections and first session of each year
  
1361Which is the sacred book of Parsis?
 A) Zend Avesta
 B) Torah
 C) Gita
 D) Bible
  
1362Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?
 A) Dhirendra Swarup
 B) G P Muniappan
 C) G N Bajpai
 D) U K Sinha
  
1363Name the Indian American who figures among Forbes' 10 "Most Influential Celebrities" with famed Hollywood director Steven Spielberg?
 A) Kavitark Ram Shriram
 B) Vinod Khosla
 C) Bharat Desai
 D) Sanjay Gupta
  
1364Who has been appointed as advisor to the Prime Minister for the National Skill Development Council?
 A) S Ramadorai
 B) C Rangarajan
 C) C K Prahalad
 D) Nandan Nilekani
  
1365Who is the new prime minister of Jordan?
 A) Adnan Badran
 B) Nader al-Dahabi
 C) Samir Rifai
 D) Marouf Bakhit
  
1366Name the US University that has been shut down on the grounds that it was running a massive immigration racket and serving as an illegal entry point for students.
 A) Tri-Valley
 B) Loyola Marymount
 C) Pepperdine
 D) Loma Linda
  
1367Who is the new finance secretary?
 A) Ashok Chawla
 B) Sushma Nath
 C) Arun Ramanathan
 D) D Subbarao
  
1368Who is the longest serving president of Egypt who is responsible for the current uprising in the country?
 A) Gamal Abdel Nasser
 B) Anwar El Sadat
 C) Muhammad Naguib
 D) Hosni Mubarak
  
1369Who is the longest serving president of Egypt who is responsible for the current uprising in the country?
 A) Gamal Abdel Nasser
 B) Anwar El Sadat
 C) Muhammad Naguib
 D) Hosni Mubarak
  
1370Who authored "A Bend in the River"?
 A) Vikram Seth
 B) Salman Rushdie
 C) Khushwant Singh
 D) V. S. Naipaul
  
1371Which of the following cities in the USA is known as the city of Motor Car?
 A) Phoenix
 B) San Jose
 C) Detroit
 D) Los Angeles
  
1372Which is not the official language of the United Nations?
 A) Portuguese
 B) Russian
 C) Spanish
 D) Chinese
  
1373Which of the following countries is also known as the Rainbow nation?
 A) Egypt
 B) Greece
 C) Australia
 D) South Africa
  
1374Which of the following cities is known as the orange city of Maharashtra?
 A) Pune
 B) Nagpur
 C) Mumbai
 D) Kolhapur
 
1375Who is the new minister of civil aviation?
 A) S.M.Krishna
 B) A.K. Antony
 C) Praful Patel
 D) Vayalkar Ravi
  
1376Who has been appointed the new CEO of Network18's News Media Network
 A) Vipul Thakkar
 B) Gaurish Pathare
 C) Alok Kumar Bhadra
 D) Sanjay Dua
  
1377How many schedules are there in the constitution of India?
 A) 12
 B) 18
 C) 24
 D) 25
  
1378Who is the new minister of petroleum and natural gas?
 A) Jaipal Reddy
 B) Murli Deora
 C) Ghulam Nabi Azad
 D) Sushilkumar Shinde
  
1379Who is the new Prime minister of Ireland?
 A) Brian Cowen
 B) John Bruton
 C) Albert Reynolds
 D) Charles Haughey
  
1380The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is set to get its first woman secretary general. Name her
 A) Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed
 B) LC Dorji
 C) John Holden
 D) Chris Chandler
  
1381Who is the new Deputy Governor of RBI?
 A) Anand Sinha
 B) Alok Kumar Bhadra
 C) K C Chakrabarty
 D) Prasad Menon
  
1382Who is the new CEO of Wipro?
 A) T.K. Kurien
 B) Deepak Chatterjee
 C) Prasanna Sankhe
 D) Vinod Kumar
  
1383Who is the new minister of statistics and programme implementation ?
 A) Srikant Kumar Jena
 B) S Jaiswal
 C) MS Gill
 D) Anand Sharma
  
1384What does ESCAP stand for?
 A) Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
 B) Economic and Social Committee for Asia and the Pacific
 C) Economic and Social Community for Asia and the Pacific
 D) Economical and Social Community for Asia and the Pacific
  
1385Who authored "War and Peace"?
 A) Leo Tolstoy
 B) Alexander Pushkin
 C) Fyodor Dostoyevsky
 D) Mikhail Sholokhov
  
1386Which of the following cricketers is also known as punter?
 A) Paul Reiffel
 B) Shane Warne
 C) Mark Waugh
 D) Ricky Ponting
  
1387The deepest oceanic trench Mariana is located in?
 A) Atlantic Ocean
 B) Arctic Ocean
 C) Pacific Ocean
 D) Indian Ocean
 
1388Who was honoured by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his contribution to the development of science and technology in the country at the 98th Indian Science Congress session held at SRM University, Chennai?
  A) Prof R C Sobti
 B) G. Madhavan Nair
 C) Dr.M.Ponnavaikko
 D) Prof. S. P. Singh
  
1389Whos been appointed as brand ambassador of private insurer ICICI Prudential Life Insurance?
 A) Aamir Khan
 B) Shahrukh Khan
 C) Akshay Kumar
 D) Amitabh Bachchan
  
1390Who has been sworn in as the 39th governor of California ?
 A) Jerry Brown
 B) Arnold Schwarzenegger
 C) Joseph Graham
 D) Pete Wilson
  
1391Who is the new CFO of Virgin Blue
 A) Sankar Narayan
 B) Suresh Balakrishna
 C) G V Babu
 D) Sudip Bandyopadhyay
  
1392Which of the following cars was selected the Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) 2011
 A) Ford Figo
 B) Tata Nano
 C) Hyundai i10
 D) Honda Civic
  
1393Entomology is the study of
 A) Bones
 B) Birds
 C) Fishes
 D) Insects
  
1394Which university topped the Forbe-s list of -Billionaire Universities - in 2010?
 A) Oxford University
 B) Harvard University
 C) New York University
 D) Stanford University
  
1395Which university topped the Forbe-s list of -Billionaire Universities - in 2010?
 A) Oxford University
 B) Harvard University
 C) New York University
 D) Stanford University
  
1396Which place is known as the roof of the world?
 A) Laos
 B) Lesotho
 C) Tibet
 D) Latvia
  
1397BC Roy award is given in the field of
 A) Music
 B) Journalism
 C) Medicine
 D) Environment
 
1398Who is the new chairman of PwC India
 A) Sudip Bandyopadhyay
 B) Kaushik Chakravorty
 C) Deepak Kapoor
 D) G V Babu
  
1399General Electric has agreed to buy British oil drilling pipe-maker Wellstream Holdings for
 A) £ 500 million
 B) £ 250 million
 C) £ 400 imllion
 D) £800 million
  
1400Who has been named the star of a `golden year` in Indian boxing?
 A) Vijender Singh
 B) Suranjoy Singh
 C) Amandeep Singh
 D) Dingko Singh
  
1401Who is the new SBI chairman?
 A) Shuman Mukherjee
 B) Pratip Chaudhuri
 C) Sameer Pitalwalla
 D) U K Sinha
  
1402Who is the chairman of Federal Reserve?
 A) William Miller
 B) Paul A. Volcker
 C) Alan Greenspan
 D) Ben Bernanke
  
1403Which are the fastest land animals
 A) Cheetah
 B) Wildebeest
 C) Lion
 D) Thomson's Gazelle
  
1404Which of the following countries is the largest producer of tin
 A) China
 B) Indonesia
 C) Belize
 D) Japan
  
1405Who authored "Keep off the Grass"?
 A) Salman Rushdie
 B) Vikram Seth
 C) Karan Bajaj
 D) Farookh Dhondy
  
1406How many states are there in the United States of America
  A) 49
 B) 52
 C) 50
 D) 54
  
1407Francesca Schiavone won Women-s Singles title in French Open 2010. Which country is she from?
 A) Italy
 B) French
 C) Germany
 D) Russia
 
1408An Indian American cancer specialist, his first book 'The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer' has been rated among 'The 10 Best Books of 2010' by the New York Times. Name the Indian American.
 A) Tulasi Polavarapu
 B) Siddhartha Mukherjee
 C) Dinesh D'Souza
 D) Ravi Batra
  
1409Who has been awarded the Indira Super Achievers award for 2010-11, at a function held at Hyderabad International Convention Centre?
 A) Debasis Chatterji
 B) Naresh Gupta
 C) Bhupesh Upadhye
 D) Vipul Mathur
  
1410Which of the following agencies bagged the Effie Agency of the Year?
  A) Mudra
 B) Ogilvy India
 C) Lowe Lintas
 D) JWT
  
1411Which of the following banks has tied up with Diebold to upgrade ATMs for visually challenged
 A) ICICI
 B) HDFC
 C) IDBI
 D) HSBC
  
1412Who received the Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2010?
 A) Martti Ahtisaari
 B) Barack Obama
 C) Liu Xiaobo
 D) Al Gore
  
1413Who was presented with the Asian Television award for the Best Current Affairs presenter?
 A) Shireen Bhan
 B) Rajdeep Sardesai
 C) Arnab Goswami
 D) Karan Thapar
  
1414Who won the 2010 Hong Kong women-s singles crown?
 A) Saina Nehwal
 B) Aparna Popat
 C) Jwala Gutta
 D) Lili
  
1415Who was named the US PGA Tour Comeback Player of the Year after bouncing back from the worst season of his career to make golf history?
 A) Michael Clayton
 B) Stuart Appleby
 C) Peter Thomson
 D) Adam Scott
  
1416Which is the smallest ocean in the world?
 A) Indian ocean
 B) Pacific ocean
 C) Artic ocean
 D) Atlantic ocean
  
1417_________ is the national game of India
 A) Hockey
 B) Cricket
 C) Basketball
 D) Tennis
  
1418__________is the smallest state in Australia
 A) Victoria
 B) Queensland
 C) Tasmania
 D) New South Wales
  
1419The science dealing with the description, identification, naming, and classification of organisms is known as
 A) Taxonomy
 B) Biology
 C) Zoology
 D) Ornithology
  
1420Who was the 12th president of India?
 A) Abdul Kalam
 B) Pratibha Patil
 C) K. R. Narayanan
 D) Shankar Dayal Sharma
 
1421Which Bengali film directed by filmmaker Gautam Ghosh bagged the coveted Golden Peacock Award for the Best Film at the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2010. Name the film.
 A) Maa Amar Maa
 B) Moner Manush(The Quest)
 C) Pratidwandi (The Rivals)
 D) Abar Brishti Elo
  
1422Which of the following cricketers has just signed a three-year endorsement deal with the country's largest spirit maker, Vijay Mallya for Rs 25-26 crore?
 A) Gautam Gambhir
 B) Yuvraj Singh
 C) M S Dhoni
 D) Abhishek Nayar
  
1423Who is the new President and CEO of Pfizer?
 A) Robert N Burt
 B) M Anthony Burns
 C) Michael S Brown
 D) Ian C Read
  
1424Which of the following cities in Scotland is known as the city of Granite
 A) Aberdeen
 B) Glasgow
 C) Dundee
 D) Edinburgh
  
1425The First World War started in
 A) 1920
 B) 1918
 C) 1914
 D) 1925
 
1426Which Indian industrial conglomerate has acquired 70% stake in SsangYong Motor Company, the fourth largest South Korean automobile manufacturer?
 A) Hindustan Petroleum
 B) Hindalco Industries
 C) Jindal Steel and Power
 D) Mahindra &  Mahindra
  
1427Who is the new chief minister of Andhra Pradesh
 A) N Kiran Kumar Reddy
 B) Konijeti Rosaiah
 C) Nara Chandrababu Naidu
 D) Nandamuri Taraka Rama
  
1428Who has been named the winner of one of the UK's oldest literary prizes for her book, The Still Point?
 A) Lesley Glaister
 B) Amy Sackville
 C) Phillip Reeve
 D) Susan Elderkin
  
1429Who is the new brand ambassador of Himachal Pradesh
 A) Dalai Lama
 B) Deepika Padukone
 C) Kangana Ranaut
 D) Preity Zinta
  
1430Whom Forbes Asia magazine has named as its 2010 Businessman of the Year?
 A) Peter Honegg
 B) Peter Wong Tung Shun
 C) Tony Fernandes
 D) Mike Garber
  
1431Whic phone model that Google is willing to sell in the coming year directly to the consumers?
 A) Nexus One
 B) Ojas One
 C) Shine One
 D) Genus One
  
1432Who is known as the Father of English poetry?
 A) William Wordsworth
 B) William Blake
 C) Geoffrey Chaucer
 D) John Milton
  
1433Who was the Indian Flag bearer in Asian Games 2010?
 A) Saina Nehwal
 B) Abhinav Bindra
 C) Sushil Kumar
 D) Gagan Narang
  
1434Who is the winner of the 2010 Miss World contest
 A) Irina Zhuravska
 B) Ksenia Sukhinova
 C) Alexandria Mills
 D) Tamara Almeida Silva
  
1435Who is the new director of Crime Branch Investigation (CBI).
 A) A P Singh
 B) Ashwani Kumar
 C) Anand Kumar Das
 D) Brijlal Kshatriya
  
1436Which of the following countries is ranked second behind China in manufacturing competitiveness according to a study conducted by Deloitte and the US Council?
 A) India
 B) Russia
 C) Japan
 D) Indonesia
  
1437LT Foods has appointed whom as FMCG head for its domestic and international business?
 A) Avinash Kaul
 B) Bhavdeep Singh
 C) Vivek Chandra
 D) Kamlakar Kaul
  
1438Which country has taken up the position of head of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Spain?
 A) Austria
 B) Belgium
 C) Bulgaria
 D) Denmark
  
1439Which country hosted Youth Olympic Games 2010?
 A) India
 B) Malasia
 C) Thailand
 D) Singapore
  
1440Recently for which regional film actor Prakash Raj was honoured with the National Award?
 A) Kanchivaram
 B) Pokiri
 C) Brindavanam
 D) Kaleja
  
1441Which date has been observed as World Human Rights Day?
 A) November 30th
 B) December 10th
 C) December 20th
 D) December 30th
  
1442Who is the current chairperson of the Prasar Bharathi?
 A) Baljit Singh Lalli
 B) Kuldeep Singh
 C) Mrinal Pandey
 D) Arun Bhatnagar
 
1443Who is the first Indian golfer to have won a US PGA tour event
 A) Arjun Atwal
 B) Jeev Milkha Singh
 C) Ajit Kumar Rawat
 D) Khalin N.Joshi
  
1444Which of the following countries has overtaken South Korea as world-s top shipbuilder?
 A) Russia
 B) China
 C) Germany
 D) Japan
  
1445Which of the following countries has overtaken South Korea as world-s top shipbuilder?
 A) Russia
 B) China
 C) Germany
 D) Japan
  
1446Who is the MD and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India
 A) Peter Honegg
 B) Kamlakar Kaul
 C) Bhavdeep Singh
 D) Arup Gopikrishna
  
1447Where are the 2016 Olympics going to be held
 A) Beijing
 B) Rio de Janeiro
 C) London
 D) Athens
  
1448Who is the new managing director (MD) Volkswagen India
 A) Dr John Chacko
 B) Niranjan Thirumale
 C) R Venkatasubramanian
 D) Vikaas M Sachdeva
  
1449Which country is the Second highest producer of fruit and vegetables in the world?
 A) Brazil
 B) North America
 C) China
 D) India
  
1450Who has been sworn in as president of Sri Lanka for the second time?
 A) Mahinda Rajapakse
 B) Chandrika Kumaratunga
 C) Dingiri Banda Wijetunge
 D) Ranasinghe Premadasa
  
1451Who is the new head of Boeing India
 A) Vikaas Sachdeva
 B) Rakesh Mohan
 C) Dr Dinesh Keskar
 D) Mandar Natekar
  
1452The implementation of Jawahar Rojgar Yojana rests with
 A) Gram Panchayats
 B) District Collectors
 C) State Governments
 D) Union Government
  
1453Who won the first gold for India in the 16th Asian Games by clinching the title in billiards singles?
 A) Pankaj Advani
 B) Ashok Shandilya
 C) Geeth Sethi
 D) Michael Ferreira
  
1454Rafael Nadal of Spain entered in the club of professionals, who has won all four Grand Slams. Who did he defeat in the final of the US Open 2010?
 A) Andy Murray
 B) Robin Soderling
 C) Novak Djokovic
 D) Nikolay Devydenko
  
1455Who claimed the bronze in the women's individual chess at the Asian Games on November 15, 2010
 A) Monika So?ko
 B) Tatiana Kosintseva
 C) Maia Chiburdanidze
 D) Harika Dronavalli
  
1456English is the official language of which one of the following Indian States
 A) Nagaland
 B) Tripura
 C) Assam
 D) Manipur
  
1457The 'Emerging Player of the Year 2008' Award was given by ICC to which Sri Lankan cricketer?
 A) Ajantha Mendis
 B) Muttiah Murlitharan
 C) Kapugedera
 D) M. Mahroof
  
1458The capital of Pakistan till 1959 was
 A) Islamabad
 B) Karachi
 C) Lahore
 D) Hyderabad
  
1459The author of the book "India Wins Freedom" is
 A) Kuldeep Nayyar
 B) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
 C) Jawaharlal Nehru
 D) Indira Gandhi
  
1460Which Indian City is called as Silicon Valley of India?
 A) Dehradun
 B) Bangalore
 C) Hyderabad
 D) Srinagar
  
1461In the Parliamentary form of Government "He is the first among equals". Who is he?
 A) President
 B) Prime Minister
 C) Leader of Opposition
 D) Speaker of Lower House
 
1462Which Indian Bank is looking to acquire a bank in Indonesia and has set aside more than $100 million for the purchase?
 A) IDBI
 B) ICICI
 C) SBI
 D) HDFC
  
1463Who is the new director of SBI?
 A) Rakesh Misra
 B) Rajiv Ranjan
 C) Mandar Natekar
 D) G D Nadaf
  
1464Who has been appointed the chairman of advertising firm-s worldwide creative leadership council, making him the highest-ranked creative professional in the New York-headquartered agency?
 A) Prasoon Joshi
 B) Prasoon Pandey
 C) Arnab Banerjee
 D) Santosh Desai
  
1465In the 'Individual Satyagraha', Vinoba Bhave was chosen as the first Satyagrahi. Who was the second?
 A) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
 B) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
 C) C. Rajagopalachari
 D) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  
1466In the Global Information Technology Repoqrt 2009-2010 published by the World Economic Forum, India stood at
 A) 42nd place
 B) 43rd place
 C) 45th place
 D) 44th place
  
1467When was the meeting of the Agriculture Ministers of the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) held for the first time?
 A) March 2009
 B) December 2009
 C) February 2010
 D) March 2010
  
1468As per the Census 2001 data released in March 2010, how many Indians speak at least two languages?
 A) 255 million
 B) 260 million
 C) Sepal
 D) 265 million
  
1469Who is the new president of Brazil
 A) Ernesto Geisel
 B) Aureliano Chaves
 C) Dilma Rousseff
 D) Emilio Medici
  
1470When did Euro; the European single currency came into effect?
 A) 1995
 B) 1997
 C) 1999
 D) 2001
  
1471Who is the new mayor of Ahmedabad
 A) Kanaji Thakor
 B) Asit Vora
 C) Amit Shah
 D) Laljibhai Parmar
  
1472Who received the Sportswoman of the year awards at the Sahara Indian sports awards 2010
 A) MC Mary Kom
 B) Sania Mirza
 C) Saina Nehwal
 D) Asha Agarwal
  
1473Which American film director and screenwriter, winner of three academy awards, has  received a lifetime achievement award at the Mumbai film festival?
 A) Christopher Nolan
 B) Martin Scorsese
 C) Oliver Stone
 D) Steven Speilbarg
  
1474Who is the new governor of South Carolina?
 A) David Muldrow Beasley
 B) Mark Sanford
 C) James Hovis Hodges
 D) Nikki Haley
  
1475Who has bagged The Hindu Best Fiction Award 2010 for his debut novel Serious Men?
 A) Indrajit Hazra
 B) Manu Joseph
 C) Dhiman Chattopadhyay
 D) Neville Bastawalla
  
1476Who is the author of a collection of poems called "Golden Threshold"?
 A) Aruna Asaf Ali
 B) Annie Besant
 C) Sarojini Naidu
 D) Vijayalakshmi Pandit
  
1477Who among the following Prime Minsters sent Cripps Mission to India?
 A) James RAmsay McDonald
 B) Stanley Baldwin
 C) Neville Chamberlain
 D) Winston Churchill
  
1478In the structure of planet Earth, below the mantle, the core is mainly made up of which one of the following?
 A) Aluminium
 B) Chromium
 C) Iron
 D) Silicon
  
1479In which State is the Buddhist site Tabo Monastery located?
 A) Arunachal Pradesh
 B) Himachal Pradesh
 C) Sikkim
 D) Uttarakhand
  
1480Which one of the following planets has largest number of natural satellites or moons?
 A) Jupiter
 B) Mars
 C) Saturn
 D) Venus
  
1481Which US entertainment company has signed set up India-s first Hollywood theme park in Lavasa near Pune?
 A) MGM Studios
 B) Universal Pictures
 C) 21st Century Film Corporation
 D) 20th Century Fox
  
1482Which global pharmaceutical company has bought a 40% stake in Brazilian generics firm Teuto for $240 million?
 A) Novartis
 B) Glaxo Smith Kline
 C) Pfizer
 D) Bayer Pharmaceutical
  
1483Who has received the "2010 Courage in Journalism" award from the International Women's Media Foundation for her fearless efforts to report on human rights abuses in Chinese-occupied Tibet?
 A) Ani Pachen
 B) Tsering Woeser
 C) Sheng Xue
 D) Guerguina Dvoretzka
  
1484Which global pharmaceutical firm has agreed to pay $750 million to settle a US government lawsuit?
 A) Roche
 B) Sanofi-Aventis
 C) GlaxoSmothKline
 D) Wyeth
  
1485Which of the following countries became the new chair of the U.N. nuclear watchdog's governing body.
 A) Kyrgyzstan
 B) Nepal
 C) Pakistan
 D) Bahrain
  
1486Sixteenth SAARC Summit recently was held in
 A) Thimphu
 B) Kathmandu
 C) Colombo
 D) Dhaka
  
1487In India, the first Municipal Corporation was set up in which one among the following cities?
 A) Calcutta
 B) Madras
 C) Bombay
 D) Delhi
  
1488Who among the following founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association?
 A) Mahatma Gandhi
 B) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
 C) N.M. Joshi
 D) Morarji Desai
  
1489Who has been appointed the President of Network18-AETN JV
 A) Dinesh Chandra
 B) Nitin Vaidya
 C) Sunil Sahjwani
 D) Ajay Chacko
  
1490Which of the following newspapers was awarded membership of the prestiguous International Newspaper Color Quality Club (INCQC) for 2010 through 2012?
 A) Hindustan Times
 B) The Times of India
 C) The Hindu
 D) DNA
  
1491The 20th Commonwealth games will be held in which of the following cities in Scotland
 A) Aberdeen
 B) Dundee
 C) Glasgow
 D) Edinburgh
  
1492Which of the following countries will assume the rotating presidency of the 12-member Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) next year after being unanimously elected to the post?
 A) Iran
 B) Qatar
 C) Indonesia
 D) Algeria
  
1493Which Indian MNC has recently donated $50m to the Harvard Business School, its biggest foreign donation ever?
 A) Bharti
 B) Essar group
 C) Tata group
 D) Infosys
  
1494Who is the winner of the Shanghai Masters 2010
 A) Boris Becker
 B) Andre Agassi
 C) Andy Murray
 D) Jimmy Connors
  
1495Which one of the following books had been named as winner of the Best of the Booker Award in 2008?
 A) The Enchantress of Florence
 B) Disgrace
 C) Midnight's Children
 D) The Siege of Krishnapur
  
1496Which one of the following Committees / Commissions was formed to study and suggest pricing pattern for oil and natural gas sectors in India?
 A) B.K. Chaturvedi Committee
 B) Sachar Commitee
 C) B.N. Srikrishna Commission
 D) Shah Commission
  
1497The Veerapa Moily Commission in its report on Administrative Reforms has suggested doing away with which pairs of Articles of the Constitution of India?
 A) Articles 305 and 306
 B) Articles 307 and 308
 C) Articles 308 and 309
 D) Articles 310 and 311
  
1498Which one of the following longitudes determines the Indian Standard Time?
 A) 85.5° E
 B) 86.5° E
 C) 84.5° E
 D) 82.5° E
  
1499Which one of the following slogans is attributed to Subhash Chandra Bose?
 A) Jai Jawan Jai Kisan
 B) Bande Mataram
 C) Jai Hind
 D) Inquilab Zindabad
  
1500Who is the ET Business leader of the year 2010?
 A) Aditya Puri
 B) AM Naik
 C) Anand Mahindra
 D) Arun Shourie
  
1501Which is ET Company of the year 2010
 A) Hero Honda
 B) Infosys
 C) Wipro
 D) Biotech
  
1502Who received the Global Indian of the year award 2010 at the ET Awards
 A) H. K. Mittal
 B) Shikha Sharma
 C) Dilip Sanghai
 D) Ram Charan
  
1503Who is the ET Business Reformer of the year 2010?
 A) Kamal Nath
 B) Indra Nooyi
 C) Nitish Kumar
 D) Naveen Patnaik
  
1504Who has received the ET Lifetime Achievement Award of 2010-
 A) Ratan Tata
 B) Keshub Mahindra
 C) Rahul Bajaj
 D) Vijay Mallya
  
1505Who received the ET Entrepreneur of the year 2010
 A) Kumar Mangalam Birla
 B) John Bachmann
 C) GV Krishna Reddy
 D) Grandhi Mallikarjun Rao
  
1506ET Emerging Company of the year
 A) Idea Cellular
 B) Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
 C) Flex Solutions
 D) Ranbaxy
  
1507Who is the ET Businesswoman of the Year 2010
 A) Vinita Bali
 B) Chanda Kochhar
 C) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
 D) Roshni Nadar
  
1508What is the period for 11th 5-year plan?
 A) 2005-10
 B) 2006-11
 C) 2007-12
 D) 2008-13
  
1509Which is considered as Fourth largest Railway system in the world
 A) Chinese Railway System
 B) Japanese railway system
 C) Indian Railway System
 D) Russian Railway System
  
1510FFC is an abbreviation for
 A) Film Finance Corporation
 B) Federation of Football Council
 C) Foreign Finance Corporation
 D) Federation of Funds and Commerce
  
1511G-15 is consists of ?
 A) Developed countries
 B) Second World Nations
 C) Third World Nations
 D) Fourth World Nations
  
1512Talcher Heavy Water Project is situated in
 A) Karnataka
 B) Tamil Nadu
 C) Andhra Pradesh
 D) Orissa
  
1513Who is the chief of NATO?
 A) Anders Fogh Rasmussen
 B) Marshal Stirrup
 C) Philip Flood
 D) Alfred Parsons
  
1514Who is the Chairman of NATO Military Committee?
 A) Anders Fogh Rasmussen
 B) Marshal Stirrup
 C) Giampaolo Di Paola
 D) Alfred Parsons
  
1515Which former Indian born Prime Minister of Fiji has been arrested for allegedly breaching the military government's emergency regulations?
 A) Abdul Rahman
 B) Anand Satyanand
 C) Mahendra Chaudhry
 D) Najib Razak
  
1516Which global investment banking firm has sold part of its stake worth of $2.25 billion in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)?
 A) Morgan Stanley
 B) JPMC
 C) Goldman Sachs
 D) Wells Fargo
  
1517Who is the Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WTO)
 A) Alejandro Jara
 B) Peter Sutherland
 C) Renato Ruggiero
 D) Mike Moore
  
1518Who is the new chief economic advisor to finance ministry
 A) Ashok Mitra
 B) Amiya Kumar Bagchi
 C) Kaushik Basu
 D) A. K. Shiva Kumar
  
1519Which brand has retained the top spot at Interbrand's annual ranking of the 100 'Best Global Brands' for the 11th consecutive year?
 A) Coca-Cola
 B) IBM
 C) Microsoft
 D) Google
  
1520The Nagarjunasagar dam is constructed on the river
 A) Krishna
 B) Chambal
 C) Kosi
 D) Sutlej
  
1521In an economy, the sectors are classified into public and private on the basis of
 A) employment conditions
 B) nature of economic activities
 C) ownership of enterprises
 D) use of raw materials
  
1522Bahadur Shah was the
 A) last ruler of the Lodis
 B) successor of Sher Shah Suri
 C)  last Mughal ruler
 D)  Last Maratha ruler
  
1523Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh is famous for
 A) Copper
 B) Zinc
 C) Mica
 D) Gold
  
1524Who became the first Indian wrestler to win gold at a senior world championship in Moscow?
 A) Sushil Kumar
 B) Rajiv Tomar
 C) Anil Mann
 D) Narsingh Pancham Yadav
  
1525Which Indian Oil and Gas company has acquired a majority stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas shale?
 A) ONGC
 B) Reliance
 C) Essar
 D) GAIL
  
1526Who is the new Deputy Managing Director of Axis Bank?
 A) Vijay Darda
 B) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar
 C) S K Chakrabarti
 D) Lalit Mahapatra
  
1527US drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb acquired biotechnology company ZymoGenetics Inc for?
 A) $885 million
 B) $789 million
 C) $ 480 million
 D) $ 500 million
  
1528Which former Indian cricketer has been dropped from the governing council of the Indian Premier League?
 A) Ravi Shastri
 B) Sunil Gavaskar
 C) Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
 D) Mohamed Azruddin
  
1529India has signed a MoU with which of the following countries to work together in areas of road transport, highways and related services?
 A) UK
 B) Germany
 C) China
 D) Japan
  
1530Which of the following Articles provides for securing for all citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India?
 A) Article 44
 B) Article 45
 C) Article 46
 D) Article 47

 
 
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Sl No.QuestionAnswer
1221Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee has been awarded by which award?Ans) Dada Saheb Phalke
1222Earth hour which was observed on 31st March this year has started in?Ans) 2007
1223Which Test Cricketer hold the world record of most test catches as a non-wicket keeper?Ans) Rahul Dravid
1224Which actor has been awarded as the best actor for 59th National Film Awards?Ans) Girish Kulkarni
1225Which actor has been awarded as the best actress for 59th National Film Awards?Ans) Vidya Balan
1226In March, which PSU bank has raised savings rate on short term deposits by 1% to get more savings deposits?Ans) SBI
1227India paid tribute to 3 freedom fighter on March 23. Which in the list is not among them?Ans) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
1228World Water Day was celebrated on which day in March?Ans) 22nd March
1229Sachin completed his 100th Century in March. What was the opponent team?Ans) Bangladesh
1230Who is the new Chief Minister of Manipur?Ans) Okram Ibobi Singh
1231Which Indian local team won the 2012 Vijay Hazare cricket trophy?Ans) West Bengal
1232Total FDI to India in 2011 stood at?Ans) USD 27.5 billion
1233Which is the biggest source country of FDI to India in 2011?Ans) Mauritius
1234Which Euro zone country has completed the long awaited debt swap deal to avert default in March 2012?Ans) Greece
1235Who has been recently appointed as a new judge of the Supreme Court?Ans) Justice F M Ibrahim Kalifulla
1236Which country won the first Women's kabadi world cup title?Ans) India
1237Indian Government used auction method to sale shares of which PSU to raise nearly Rs 10,000 crore in March?Ans) ONGC
1238West Bengal has appointed which celebrity as its brand ambassador?Ans) Shah Rukh Khan
1239Who has won the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix held on 25th March 2012?Ans) Fernando Alonso
1240Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi became the President of which country?Ans) Yemen
1241Who has been recently awarded with "2012 Templeton Prize- for his works on science and religionAns) 14th Dalai Lama
1242"Aung San Suu Kyi" has become a leader of which South East Asian country after landslide victory?Ans) Myanmar
1243Which banking group has acuired Indonesia's Bank Danamon for USD 7.3 billion?Ans) DBS Group Holdings
1244Euro zone unemployment rate stood at 10.8% in February. Which country has the highest unemploymenat rate?Ans) Spain
1245Which famous banker has joined the board of directors of Tata Consultancy Services as an independent director in April 2012?Ans) O`P Bhat
1246Who won the Women-s single title at Miami open tennis tournament held in April 2012?Ans) Agnieszka Radwanska
1247Who won the Men-s single title at Miami open tennis tournament held in April 2012?Ans) Novak Djokovic
1248Indian Government has used a rare presidential decree agaist board of which PSU company in April 2012?Ans) Coal India
1249Who has been appointed as new CMD of Coal India?Ans) S S Narsing Rao
1250As per Jan-March 2012 sales, which 2 two-wheeler player holds the second spot in Indian market?Ans) Honda
1251Who has been appointed as new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Union Bank of India?Ans) D. Sarkar
1252Indian Navy has formally introduced its new nuclear-power enabled submarine INS Chakra in April 2012, taken lease from which country?Ans) Russia
1253Which Indian telecom player has started 4G services in April 2012, first in India?Ans) Bharti Airtel
1254Which global tech company has acquired Instagram for USD 1 Billion?Ans) Facebook
1255Which global tech company has acquired AOL licenses for USD 1.06 billion from AOL directly?Ans) Microsoft
1256Which global telecom giant has sold the Yellow Pages in April 2012?Ans) AT&T
1257Which Japanese Insurance Company has acquired 26% stake in Max New York Life Insurance Company Ltd for around Rs 2,731 crore in April 2012?Ans) Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Ltd
1258Indian february IIP growth, released in April 2012, stood at?Ans) 4.1%
1259Recently professor from which West Bengal University has been arrested for allegedly making and posting a cartoon on the internet showing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee?Ans) Jadavpur University
1260India's oveall inflation of March, released in April 2012, stood at?Ans) 6.89%
1261The new president of World Bank?Ans) Jim Yong Kim
1262Which Indian Pharma company has acquired the research and development portfolio of molecular imaging from Germany-s Bayer Pharma in April 2012?Ans) Piramal Healthcare
1263Who has received Pulitzer Prize 2012 in Fiction category?Ans) None of these
1264Who has received Pulitzer Prize 2012 in Drama category?Ans) Quiara Alegría Hudes
1265Which Global auto giant has acquired Italian motorcycle firm Ducati in April 2012?Ans) Audi
1266India has successfully test-fired its most-ambitious strategic missile Agni-V for the first time in April 2012. What's its target range as per DRDO?Ans) 5000 KM
1267Which Indian telecom company was in race for acquiring UK company CWW before opting out at the last moment?Ans) Tata Communications
1268UK telecom company CWW was acquired by which telecom company?Ans) Vodafone
1269Which Russian Telecom company got impacted after 2G spectrum cancellation by the Supreme Court?Ans) Sistema
1270India's Thummalapali Uranium mine, world-s one of the largest Uranium store, situated in which state?Ans) Andhra Pradesh
1271Who has been recently appointed as the new Supreme Court judge (27th Judge)Ans) Justice Ranjan Gogoi
1272Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has announced to replace the Real and Estate Major DLF in its benchmark 30-share index Sensex with which company?Ans) Dr Reddy-s Laboratories
1273Nestle has acquired nutrition business of which pharma giant for USD 11.85 billion in April 2012?Ans) Pfizer
1274Which oil and gas giant has recently acuired Clove Energy for USD 1.1 billion in April 2012?Ans) Shell
1275Which Indian IT Services Company has become the first company to touch annual revenue of USD 10 billion?Ans) TCS
1276Who has been appointed as the next CEO of SABMiller, the world-s second-largest brewer by volume in April 2012?Ans) Alan Clark
1277US GDP growth for the first quarter of 2012 stood at?Ans) 2.2%
1278Which Mobile giant has emerged as the world's largest mobile phone selling company as per the last quarter data (Q1 20120?Ans) Samsung
1279In smart phone market, which mobile giant holds the 2nd place after Samsung based on Q12012 data?Ans) Apple
1280Which global credit rating agency has recently cut India's outlook from stable to negative in April 2012?Ans) S&P
1281As per Moody's rating scale, China's credit rating is?Ans) Aa3
1282Indian Government has hiked interets rate on Employees- provident Fund to?Ans) 8.6%
1283Which Indian sportsman, fist in the category has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha as MP?Ans) Sachin Tendulkar
1284Which Indian Actress has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha as MP in April 2012?Ans) Rekha
1285Which BJP President has been convicted for accepting bribe of Rs 1 lakh and sentenced to 4 year jail term by a Delhi court in April 2012?Ans) Bangaru Laxman
1286Who has been appointed as the Governor of Goa?Ans) B V Wanchoo
1287Who has been appointed as the Governor of Rajasthan?Ans) Margaret Alva
1288Who has been appointed as the Governor of Uttarakhand?Ans) Aziz Qureshi
1289Who has been appointed as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh?Ans) E S L Narasimhan
1290Who has been appointed as the Governor of Maharashtra?Ans) K Sankaranarayanan
1291The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has booked which former Maharashtra chief minister with a money laundering case for their alleged involvement in the Adarsh housing scam?Ans) Ashok Chavan
1292Which Indian Snooker player became the third Indian ever to win the Asian Snooker Championship held in Doha recently?Ans) Adiyta Mehta
1293The Pakistan-s Supreme Court has convicted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for contempt of court for?Ans) refusing to revive graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari
1294German football club Bayern Munich defeated which club to enter Champions League 2012 final?Ans) Real Madrid
1295Football club Chelsea defeated which club to enter Champions League 2012 final?Ans) Barcelona
1296Powerful earthquake hit Aceh province of Indonesia on 11 April 2012. What was the magnitude of the quake as per Richter scale?Ans) 8.7
1297More than hundred Pakistani soldiers died due to a massive avalanche in April 2012. Where did it occur?Ans) Siachen
1298Which Samajwadi Party MLA has been unanimously elected as the Speaker of the 16th Uttar Pradesh Assembly?Ans) Mata Prasad Pandey
1299Which CPM leader was re-elected General Secretary of CPI (M) for the third consecutive term at the party's 20th meet?Ans) Prakash Karat
1300Which Pakistani scientist was granted bail by the Supreme Court of India in April 2012?Ans) Khalil Chishty
1301The recent bailout amount declared for Air India by the Indian Government?Ans) Rs 30,000 crore
1302Asia's first Dolphin Research Institute to be established in?Ans) Patna
1303IMF has recently lowered India's 2012 GDP growth forecast to?Ans) 6.9%
1304Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has instructed commercial banks to reduce their exposure to gold loan companies to what per cent of their capital funds?Ans) 7.5%
1305Which state has recently launched a solar power system on a dam to provide power to villages?Ans) Gujarat
1306RBI has recently increased priority sector home loans lending limit to?Ans) Rs 10 lakh
1307Guru Gobing Singh Refinery, recently started in Bathinda, was Joint Venture betweeen Mittal Enerhy and which PSU company?Ans) HPCL
1308Indian Navy commissioned its latest frigate INS Teg in collaboration with which Country?Ans) Russia
1309World health day was celebrated on?Ans) 7th April
1310UN Chief Kofi Annan has recently made effort to establish peach in which Middle East Country?Ans) Syria
1311In which of the following sports is the Ryder Cup awarded?Ans) Golf
1312Who is/are the presiding officer/s of the Lok Sabha?Ans) Speaker and Deputy Speaker
1313Who among the following has been given the power to declare National Emergency?Ans) The President
1314The largest living reptiles are:Ans) Crocodiles
1315Potamology means:Ans) The study of rivers
1316Which of the following Hollywood movies has been named film of the decade at the First Light Awards?Ans) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
1317Who is an Italian conductor and music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has been awarded the $1 million (£624,000) Birgit Nilsson Prize?Ans) Ricardo Muti
1318Big Bazaar is now selling which of the following car?Ans) Tata Nano
1319The government of which of the following states has recently decided to open a medical college in the memory of late astronaut Kalpana Chawla at Karnal.Ans) Haryana
1320Which of the following instruments is used to measure humidity?Ans) Hygrometer
1321Which city is called the silver platter of India?Ans) Bangalore
1322Colombo Cup is associated with which of the following games?Ans) Football
1323Which of the following continents is known as the "Dark Continent?"Ans) Africa
1324The silent valley is in which of the following states?Ans) Kerala
1325Who is the author of Macbeth?Ans) William Shakespeare
1326In which year was the first Nobel Prize awarded?Ans) 1901
1327Which of the following countries will have a forest satellite in 2015?Ans) India
1328When did NASA launch the space shuttle Discovery?Ans) February 24, 2011
1329The next World Cup edition to be played in 2015 will have how many teams?Ans) Ten-team
1330Who won the best actor award at the Oscars 2011?Ans) Collin Firth
1331Gulam Rasool Sufi was elected the first Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of which state?Ans) Jammu and Kashmir
1332German carmaker Volkswagen AG has acquired Porsche Holding Salzburg (PHS) for?Ans) 3.3 billion
1333Who is the founder of Facebook?Ans) Mark Zuckerberg
1334UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Who has been named UNESCO-s national ambassador for India?Ans) Priyanka Chopra
1335Saina Nehwal, currently ranked number 5 in the world by Badminton World Federation has been named the brand ambassador for which of the following states?Ans) Andhra Pradesh
1336Who authored "The Satanic Verses"?Ans) Salman Rushdie
1337Which of the following countries is a part of BASIC group?Ans) China
1338Castrol India has roped in which Australian speedster as its global brand ambassador for the next two years.Ans) Brett Lee
1339Who has been re-elected as the president of Uganda?Ans) Yoweri Museveni
1340Name Libya's ambassador to India who recently resigned in protest at his government's violent crackdown on demonstrators calling for the ouster of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi.Ans) Ali al-Essawi
1341Which of the following state-owned steel makers in India is all set to build four overseas steel plants with a total $12 billion investment?Ans) Sail
1342The movie Slum Dog Millionaire is adopted from which of the following novels?Ans) Q &A
1343Which of the following cities is known as the city of seven islands?Ans) Mumbai
1344Which of the following Indian cities is known as the Manchester of South India?Ans) Coimbatore
1345Which of the following Indian states is known as the land of five lakes?Ans) Punjab
1346What does WEO stand for?Ans) World Economic Outlook
1347Japan has signed a bilateral free trade agreement that would abolish duties on more than 90% of trade for 10 years with which of the following countries.Ans) India
1348Who is the NDTV Indian of the year in the sports category?Ans) Sachin Tendulkar
1349The Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has detained Which Pakistani singer for possessing undeclared dollars worth over Rs. 60 lakh?Ans) Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
1350Which of the following French Pharmaceutical companies has agreed to buy Genzyme for $20.1bn (£12.5bn), in one of the biggest global M&A deals since the financial crisis?Ans) Sanofi-aventis
1351Who authored "Black Swan"?Ans) Nassim Nicholas Talab
1352Colonel is the nickname of which of the following Indian cricketers?Ans) Dilip Vengsarkar
1353Mobile Number Portability was deployed first in which of the following states?Ans) Haryana
1354Which famous singer has launched an online music academy to bring Indians living in the US a step closer to their roots?Ans) Shankar Mahadevan
1355Force India presented their 2011 Formula One car, in a simple online launch on 8th Feb 2011. Name the carAns) VJM04
1356Microsoft launched its Windows Phone 7 and a search engine in the Indian market this year, name the search engine.Ans) Bing
1357Which international singing sensation came to India from Feb 12-16 2011 for a five-city concert?Ans) Bryan Adams
1358Who is the current Census Commissioner of India?Ans) Dr. C. Chandramouli
1359The Asian Games were held for the first time in Delhi in the year _________Ans) 1982
1360The President of India addresses both the Houses of Parliament assembled togetherAns) First session after general elections and first session of each year
1361Which is the sacred book of Parsis?Ans) Zend Avesta
1362Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?Ans) U K Sinha
1363Name the Indian American who figures among Forbes' 10 "Most Influential Celebrities" with famed Hollywood director Steven Spielberg?Ans) Sanjay Gupta
1364Who has been appointed as advisor to the Prime Minister for the National Skill Development Council?Ans) S Ramadorai
1365Who is the new prime minister of Jordan?Ans) Marouf Bakhit
1366Name the US University that has been shut down on the grounds that it was running a massive immigration racket and serving as an illegal entry point for students.Ans) Tri-Valley
1367Who is the new finance secretary?Ans) Sushma Nath
1368Who is the longest serving president of Egypt who is responsible for the current uprising in the country?Ans) Hosni Mubarak
1369Who is the longest serving president of Egypt who is responsible for the current uprising in the country?Ans) Hosni Mubarak
1370Who authored "A Bend in the River"?Ans) V. S. Naipaul
1371Which of the following cities in the USA is known as the city of Motor Car?Ans) Detroit
1372Which is not the official language of the United Nations?Ans) Portuguese
1373Which of the following countries is also known as the Rainbow nation?Ans) South Africa
1374Which of the following cities is known as the orange city of Maharashtra?Ans) Nagpur
1375Who is the new minister of civil aviation?Ans) Vayalkar Ravi
1376Who has been appointed the new CEO of Network18's News Media NetworkAns) Sanjay Dua
1377How many schedules are there in the constitution of India?Ans) 12
1378Who is the new minister of petroleum and natural gas?Ans) Jaipal Reddy
1379Who is the new Prime minister of Ireland?Ans) Brian Cowen
1380The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is set to get its first woman secretary general. Name herAns) Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed
1381Who is the new Deputy Governor of RBI?Ans) K C Chakrabarty
1382Who is the new CEO of Wipro?Ans) T.K. Kurien
1383Who is the new minister of statistics and programme implementation ?Ans) Srikant Kumar Jena
1384What does ESCAP stand for?Ans) Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
1385Who authored "War and Peace"?Ans) Leo Tolstoy
1386Which of the following cricketers is also known as punter?Ans) Ricky Ponting
1387The deepest oceanic trench Mariana is located in?Ans) Pacific Ocean
1388Who was honoured by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his contribution to the development of science and technology in the country at the 98th Indian Science Congress session held at SRM University, Chennai?Ans) Prof R C Sobti
1389Whos been appointed as brand ambassador of private insurer ICICI Prudential Life Insurance?Ans) Amitabh Bachchan
1390Who has been sworn in as the 39th governor of California ?Ans) Jerry Brown
1391Who is the new CFO of Virgin BlueAns) Sankar Narayan
1392Which of the following cars was selected the Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) 2011Ans) Ford Figo
1393Entomology is the study ofAns) Insects
1394Which university topped the Forbe-s list of -Billionaire Universities - in 2010?Ans) Harvard University
1395Which university topped the Forbe-s list of -Billionaire Universities - in 2010?Ans) Harvard University
1396Which place is known as the roof of the world?Ans) Tibet
1397BC Roy award is given in the field ofAns) Medicine
1398Who is the new chairman of PwC IndiaAns) Deepak Kapoor
1399General Electric has agreed to buy British oil drilling pipe-maker Wellstream Holdings forAns) £800 million
1400Who has been named the star of a `golden year` in Indian boxing?Ans) Vijender Singh
1401Who is the new SBI chairman?Ans) Pratip Chaudhuri
1402Who is the chairman of Federal Reserve?Ans) Ben Bernanke
1403Which are the fastest land animalsAns) Cheetah
1404Which of the following countries is the largest producer of tinAns) China
1405Who authored "Keep off the Grass"?Ans) Karan Bajaj
1406How many states are there in the United States of AmericaAns) 50
1407Francesca Schiavone won Women-s Singles title in French Open 2010. Which country is she from?Ans) Italy
1408An Indian American cancer specialist, his first book 'The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer' has been rated among 'The 10 Best Books of 2010' by the New York Times. Name the Indian American.Ans) Siddhartha Mukherjee
1409Who has been awarded the Indira Super Achievers award for 2010-11, at a function held at Hyderabad International Convention Centre?Ans) Debasis Chatterji
1410Which of the following agencies bagged the Effie Agency of the Year?Ans) Ogilvy India
1411Which of the following banks has tied up with Diebold to upgrade ATMs for visually challengedAns) HDFC
1412Who received the Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2010?Ans) Liu Xiaobo
1413Who was presented with the Asian Television award for the Best Current Affairs presenter?Ans) Karan Thapar
1414Who won the 2010 Hong Kong women-s singles crown?Ans) Saina Nehwal
1415Who was named the US PGA Tour Comeback Player of the Year after bouncing back from the worst season of his career to make golf history?Ans) Stuart Appleby
1416Which is the smallest ocean in the world?Ans) Artic ocean
1417_________ is the national game of IndiaAns) Hockey
1418__________is the smallest state in AustraliaAns) Tasmania
1419The science dealing with the description, identification, naming, and classification of organisms is known asAns) Taxonomy
1420Who was the 12th president of India?Ans) Pratibha Patil
1421Which Bengali film directed by filmmaker Gautam Ghosh bagged the coveted Golden Peacock Award for the Best Film at the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2010. Name the film.Ans) Moner Manush(The Quest)
1422Which of the following cricketers has just signed a three-year endorsement deal with the country's largest spirit maker, Vijay Mallya for Rs 25-26 crore?Ans) M S Dhoni
1423Who is the new President and CEO of Pfizer?Ans) Ian C Read
1424Which of the following cities in Scotland is known as the city of GraniteAns) Aberdeen
1425The First World War started inAns) 1914
1426Which Indian industrial conglomerate has acquired 70% stake in SsangYong Motor Company, the fourth largest South Korean automobile manufacturer?Ans) Mahindra &  Mahindra
1427Who is the new chief minister of Andhra PradeshAns) N Kiran Kumar Reddy
1428Who has been named the winner of one of the UK's oldest literary prizes for her book, The Still Point?Ans) Amy Sackville
1429Who is the new brand ambassador of Himachal PradeshAns) Preity Zinta
1430Whom Forbes Asia magazine has named as its 2010 Businessman of the Year?Ans) Tony Fernandes
1431Whic phone model that Google is willing to sell in the coming year directly to the consumers?Ans) Nexus One
1432Who is known as the Father of English poetry?Ans) Geoffrey Chaucer
1433Who was the Indian Flag bearer in Asian Games 2010?Ans) Gagan Narang
1434Who is the winner of the 2010 Miss World contestAns) Alexandria Mills
1435Who is the new director of Crime Branch Investigation (CBI).Ans) A P Singh
1436Which of the following countries is ranked second behind China in manufacturing competitiveness according to a study conducted by Deloitte and the US Council?Ans) India
1437LT Foods has appointed whom as FMCG head for its domestic and international business?Ans) Vivek Chandra
1438Which country has taken up the position of head of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Spain?Ans) Belgium
1439Which country hosted Youth Olympic Games 2010?Ans) Singapore
1440Recently for which regional film actor Prakash Raj was honoured with the National Award?Ans) Kanchivaram
1441Which date has been observed as World Human Rights Day?Ans) December 10th
1442Who is the current chairperson of the Prasar Bharathi?Ans) Mrinal Pandey
1443Who is the first Indian golfer to have won a US PGA tour eventAns) Arjun Atwal
1444Which of the following countries has overtaken South Korea as world-s top shipbuilder?Ans) China
1445Which of the following countries has overtaken South Korea as world-s top shipbuilder?Ans) China
1446Who is the MD and CEO of Mercedes-Benz IndiaAns) Peter Honegg
1447Where are the 2016 Olympics going to be heldAns) Rio de Janeiro
1448Who is the new managing director (MD) Volkswagen IndiaAns) Dr John Chacko
1449Which country is the Second highest producer of fruit and vegetables in the world?Ans) India
1450Who has been sworn in as president of Sri Lanka for the second time?Ans) Mahinda Rajapakse
1451Who is the new head of Boeing IndiaAns) Dr Dinesh Keskar
1452The implementation of Jawahar Rojgar Yojana rests withAns) Gram Panchayats
1453Who won the first gold for India in the 16th Asian Games by clinching the title in billiards singles?Ans) Pankaj Advani
1454Rafael Nadal of Spain entered in the club of professionals, who has won all four Grand Slams. Who did he defeat in the final of the US Open 2010?Ans) Novak Djokovic
1455Who claimed the bronze in the women's individual chess at the Asian Games on November 15, 2010Ans) Harika Dronavalli
1456English is the official language of which one of the following Indian StatesAns) Nagaland
1457The 'Emerging Player of the Year 2008' Award was given by ICC to which Sri Lankan cricketer?Ans) Ajantha Mendis
1458The capital of Pakistan till 1959 wasAns) Karachi
1459The author of the book "India Wins Freedom" isAns) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
1460Which Indian City is called as Silicon Valley of India?Ans) Bangalore
1461In the Parliamentary form of Government "He is the first among equals". Who is he?Ans) President
1462Which Indian Bank is looking to acquire a bank in Indonesia and has set aside more than $100 million for the purchase?Ans) SBI
1463Who is the new director of SBI?Ans) G D Nadaf
1464Who has been appointed the chairman of advertising firm-s worldwide creative leadership council, making him the highest-ranked creative professional in the New York-headquartered agency?Ans) Prasoon Joshi
1465In the 'Individual Satyagraha', Vinoba Bhave was chosen as the first Satyagrahi. Who was the second?Ans) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
1466In the Global Information Technology Repoqrt 2009-2010 published by the World Economic Forum, India stood atAns) 43rd place
1467When was the meeting of the Agriculture Ministers of the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) held for the first time?Ans) March 2010
1468As per the Census 2001 data released in March 2010, how many Indians speak at least two languages?Ans) 255 million
1469Who is the new president of BrazilAns) Dilma Rousseff
1470When did Euro; the European single currency came into effect?Ans) 1999
1471Who is the new mayor of AhmedabadAns) Asit Vora
1472Who received the Sportswoman of the year awards at the Sahara Indian sports awards 2010Ans) MC Mary Kom
1473Which American film director and screenwriter, winner of three academy awards, has  received a lifetime achievement award at the Mumbai film festival?Ans) Oliver Stone
1474Who is the new governor of South Carolina?Ans) Nikki Haley
1475Who has bagged The Hindu Best Fiction Award 2010 for his debut novel Serious Men?Ans) Manu Joseph
1476Who is the author of a collection of poems called "Golden Threshold"?Ans) Sarojini Naidu
1477Who among the following Prime Minsters sent Cripps Mission to India?Ans) Winston Churchill
1478In the structure of planet Earth, below the mantle, the core is mainly made up of which one of the following?Ans) Iron
1479In which State is the Buddhist site Tabo Monastery located?Ans) Himachal Pradesh
1480Which one of the following planets has largest number of natural satellites or moons?Ans) Jupiter
1481Which US entertainment company has signed set up India-s first Hollywood theme park in Lavasa near Pune?Ans) MGM Studios
1482Which global pharmaceutical company has bought a 40% stake in Brazilian generics firm Teuto for $240 million?Ans) Pfizer
1483Who has received the "2010 Courage in Journalism" award from the International Women's Media Foundation for her fearless efforts to report on human rights abuses in Chinese-occupied Tibet?Ans) Tsering Woeser
1484Which global pharmaceutical firm has agreed to pay $750 million to settle a US government lawsuit?Ans) GlaxoSmothKline
1485Which of the following countries became the new chair of the U.N. nuclear watchdog's governing body.Ans) Pakistan
1486Sixteenth SAARC Summit recently was held inAns) Thimphu
1487In India, the first Municipal Corporation was set up in which one among the following cities?Ans) Calcutta
1488Who among the following founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association?Ans) Mahatma Gandhi
1489Who has been appointed the President of Network18-AETN JVAns) Ajay Chacko
1490Which of the following newspapers was awarded membership of the prestiguous International Newspaper Color Quality Club (INCQC) for 2010 through 2012?Ans) The Hindu
1491The 20th Commonwealth games will be held in which of the following cities in ScotlandAns) Glasgow
1492Which of the following countries will assume the rotating presidency of the 12-member Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) next year after being unanimously elected to the post?Ans) Iran
1493Which Indian MNC has recently donated $50m to the Harvard Business School, its biggest foreign donation ever?Ans) Tata group
1494Who is the winner of the Shanghai Masters 2010Ans) Andy Murray
1495Which one of the following books had been named as winner of the Best of the Booker Award in 2008?Ans) Midnight's Children
1496Which one of the following Committees / Commissions was formed to study and suggest pricing pattern for oil and natural gas sectors in India?Ans) B.K. Chaturvedi Committee
1497The Veerapa Moily Commission in its report on Administrative Reforms has suggested doing away with which pairs of Articles of the Constitution of India?Ans) Articles 310 and 311
1498Which one of the following longitudes determines the Indian Standard Time?Ans) 82.5° E
1499Which one of the following slogans is attributed to Subhash Chandra Bose?Ans) Jai Hind
1500Who is the ET Business leader of the year 2010?Ans) Aditya Puri
1501Which is ET Company of the year 2010Ans) Hero Honda
1502Who received the Global Indian of the year award 2010 at the ET AwardsAns) Ram Charan
1503Who is the ET Business Reformer of the year 2010?Ans) Nitish Kumar
1504Who has received the ET Lifetime Achievement Award of 2010-Ans) Keshub Mahindra
1505Who received the ET Entrepreneur of the year 2010Ans) GV Krishna Reddy
1506ET Emerging Company of the yearAns) Idea Cellular
1507Who is the ET Businesswoman of the Year 2010Ans) Vinita Bali
1508What is the period for 11th 5-year plan?Ans) 2007-12
1509Which is considered as Fourth largest Railway system in the worldAns) Japanese railway system
1510FFC is an abbreviation forAns) Federation of Football Council
1511G-15 is consists of ?Ans) Third World Nations
1512Talcher Heavy Water Project is situated inAns) Orissa
1513Who is the chief of NATO?Ans) Anders Fogh Rasmussen
1514Who is the Chairman of NATO Military Committee?Ans) Giampaolo Di Paola
1515Which former Indian born Prime Minister of Fiji has been arrested for allegedly breaching the military government's emergency regulations?Ans) Mahendra Chaudhry
1516Which global investment banking firm has sold part of its stake worth of $2.25 billion in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)?Ans) Goldman Sachs
1517Who is the Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WTO)Ans) Alejandro Jara
1518Who is the new chief economic advisor to finance ministryAns) Kaushik Basu
1519Which brand has retained the top spot at Interbrand's annual ranking of the 100 'Best Global Brands' for the 11th consecutive year?Ans) Coca-Cola
1520The Nagarjunasagar dam is constructed on the riverAns) Krishna
1521In an economy, the sectors are classified into public and private on the basis ofAns) ownership of enterprises
1522Bahadur Shah was theAns)  last Mughal ruler
1523Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh is famous forAns) Gold
1524Who became the first Indian wrestler to win gold at a senior world championship in Moscow?Ans) Sushil Kumar
1525Which Indian Oil and Gas company has acquired a majority stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas shale?Ans) Reliance
1526Who is the new Deputy Managing Director of Axis Bank?Ans) S K Chakrabarti
1527US drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb acquired biotechnology company ZymoGenetics Inc for?Ans) $885 million
1528Which former Indian cricketer has been dropped from the governing council of the Indian Premier League?Ans) Sunil Gavaskar
1529India has signed a MoU with which of the following countries to work together in areas of road transport, highways and related services?Ans) UK
1530Which of the following Articles provides for securing for all citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India?Ans) Article 44