Daily Practice Quiz Published in November 2012

GK Questions
 

Sl No.


Question

2701Who has recently been appointed as the Chairman of Forward Market Commission?
A) Poonam Kishore Saxena
B) B.C. Khatua
C) Ramesh Abhishek
D) None of These
2702India-s national football team defeated which country to win the Nehru Cup for the third consecutive time in 2012?
A) Iraq
B) Cameroon
C) Malaysia
D) Maldives
2703"Rose Day (Welfare of cancer patients)" is observed on?
A) 22nd Sep
B) 15th Sep
C) 16th Sep
D) 21st Sep
2704What is the name of the Aircraft carrier that China has launched recently? It has bought this Soviet made carrier from Ukraine.
A) Shenyang
B) Hsiung
C) Liaoning
D) None of These
2705Who has been recently awarded with 3 awards in the recently concluded ICC Cricket Award 2012 including Cricketer of the year award?
A) Hasim Amla
B) Kumar Sangakara
C) M S Dhoni
D) Virat Kohli
2706MCX-SX, the latest entity to set up a full-fledged stock exchange in India, has planned for a stock barometer index named as?
A) SX-30
B) SX-40
C) SX-50
D) SX-100
2707Who has been awarded with the "Business Leader of the year 2012" award by the Economic Times in September 2012?
A) Mukesh Ambani
B) S D Shibulal
C) Anil Agarwal
D) Anand Mahindra
2708BharatBenz Truck was launched in India by which global truckmaker?
A) Force
B) Suzuki
C) Volvo
D) Daimler
2709Which Indian actress has been recently appointed as the new goodwill ambassador for joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in September 2012?
A) Priyanka Chopra
B) Sushmita Sen
C) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
D) Kajol
2710Which Country hosted the ICC T20 World Cup held in September 2012?
A) South Africa
B) Australia
C) England
D) Sri Lanka
2711India's food inflation for August stood at?
A) 8.5%
B) 10.14%
C) 9.14%
D) 7.58%
2712Who has been recently awarded with the "ICC Emerging player of the year" by ICC in September 2012?
A) Shane Watson
B) Kumar Sangakara
C) Sunil Narine
D) Virat Kohli
2713Which commission was appointed by the Indian Government to check the illegal mining cases in different states including Karnataka and Goa?
A) M.B. Shah commission
B) Shome commission
C) Kelkar commission
D) None of These
2714S based award-winning digital production company; Digital Domain Media Group (DDMG) has filed for bankruptcy protection under chapter 11 of bankruptcy code. Which Indian company has partnered with the same?
A) Yash Raj Films
B) UTV
C) Reliance MediaWorks
D) Red Chillies
2715US'a Republican Party Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney was the governor of which US state?
A) Massachusets
B) Virginia
C) New Jersey
D) Nevada
2716Who has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of India in September 2012?
A) S.H. Kapadia
B) Altamas Kabir
C) K.G.Balakrishnan
D) None of These
2717During its policy review meet on 17th September 2012, RBI has reduced CRR by 25 bps to?
A) 4.75%
B) 4.50%
C) 4.25%
D) 4%
2718The 52nd National Open Athletics Championship was held in which City in India?
A) Pune
B) Bangalore
C) Dehradun
D) Chennai
2719Who is the new President of Somalia elected in September 2012?
A) Sharif Sheikh Ahmed
B) Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
C) Mohamed Morsi
D) None of These
2720While taking important reform steps in September 2012, The Union cabinet has allowed ___ FDI in Aviation?
A) 49%
B) 51%
C) 26%
D) 74%
2721Who heads the Cauvery River Authority looking after the Cauvery realted dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu?
A) President of India
B) Water Resource Minister
C) Prime Minister
D) Supreme Court Judge handling the dispute
2722Infosys has acquired consulting firm Lodestone Holding AG for nearly 330 million in September 2012. This is based out of which country?
A) France
B) Germany
C) Switzerland
D) UK
2723Who has been recently appointed as the new Secretary general of Rajya Sabha in Septermber 2012?
A) Arun Jaitley
B) P. J. Kurien
C) Shumsher K Sheriff
D) Shri Jaswant Singh
2724Which country has recently honoured Malaysia's opponent party leader Aung San Suu Kyi with Congressional Gold Medal, one of its top Civilian Honour?
A) Germany
B) England
C) USA
D) Australia
2725Which Country topped the medal tally table in the recently concluded London Paralympics in 2012?
A) USA
B) UK
C) Germany
D) China
2726During its policy review meet on 17th September 2012, RBI has kept repo rate unchanged at?
A) 7%
B) 7.5%
C) 8.5%
D) 8%
2727Under the recently launched Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme by Government, maximum permissible investment amount by retail investors is?
A) Rs 100,000
B) Rs 60,000
C) Rs 50,000
D) Rs 40,000
2728What was China's rank in the list of countries in the Global Competitive index 2012-13 published by the World Economic Forum in September 2012?
A) 37th
B) 28th
C) 29th
D) 16th
2729While taking important reform steps in September 2012, The Union cabinet has Increased FDI in various streams of broadcast services to ____?
A) 49%
B) 51%
C) 100%
D) 74%
2730As per IRDA directive, Insurance companies have to complete how many years in business to raise capital through IPO?
A) 7 years
B) 10 years
C) 5 years
D) 12 years
2731"International Literacy Day (UNESCO)" is observed on?
A) 8th Sep
B) 15th Sep
C) 16th Sep
D) 21st Sep
2732Which country topped the list of countries in the Global Competitive index 2012-13 published by the World Economic Forum in September 2012?
A) Singapore
B) Switzerland
C) Germany
D) Luxemberg
273311 Indian publicly held companies are featured in the Forbes 2012 list of 50 best publicly traded companies in Asia-Pacific. Which company in the list did not make to the list?
A) ICICI Bank
B) ITC
C) Bharti Airtel
D) HDFC Bank
2734Which global Tech company has recently acquired a photo editing platform -Snapseed- in September 2012?
A) Microsoft
B) LinkedIn
C) Google
D) Facebook
2735Which film won the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 69th Venice Film Festival?
A) The Master
B) Pieta
C) Something in the Air
D) The Weight
2736Forbes magazine has published the list of wealthiest Americans. Who has been ranked 1 in the list?
A) Warren Buffet
B) Bill Gates
C) Larry Ellison
D) Carlos Slim
2737The government has approved the disinvestment of some Public Sector Units (PSUs) in September 2012. Which in the list is not among them?
A) SAIL
B) Hindustan Copper
C) Oil India
D) MMTC
2738Who has been appointed as the World Bank's new country director for India recently in September 2012?
A) N Roberto Zagha
B) Isabel Guerrero
C) Onno Ruhl
D) Jim Yong Kim
2739Who has been recently awarded with the "Spirit of Cricket award" by ICC in September 2012?
A) Daniel Vettori
B) Kumar Sangakara
C) Sunil Narine
D) Virat Kohli
2740"Engineers- Day" is observed on?
A) 8th Sep
B) 15th Sep
C) 16th Sep
D) 21st Sep
2741Which country won the Nehru cup 2012 in Football held in Septermber 2012?
A) Maldives
B) Iraq
C) Pakistan
D) India
2742India's retail inflation for August stood at?
A) 9.5%
B) 9.86%
C) 10.03%
D) 9.2%
2743Who has been selected as the new President of the Indian Newspaper Society for 2012-13?
A) Ashish Bagga
B) Hormusji N Cama
C) KN Tilak Kumar
D) Kundan R Vyas
2744India's passenger car sales dropped by _____ in August, as per SIAM?
A) 11%
B) 9%
C) 19%
D) 15%
2745"The Company of the Year for 2012" sponsored by Economic Times has been awarded to which Indian Company?
A) ICICI Bank
B) HDFC Bank
C) Vedanta
D) Axis Bank
2746Which Indian IT services company has acquired 51% stake in Bharti Group-owned mobile value-added services (VAS)?
A) IBM
B) TCS
C) Tech Mahindra
D) Wipro
2747Which Movie has been shortlisted as India-s official entry to the Oscars for 2012?
A) Paan Singh Tomar
B) Barfi!
C) Kahaani
D) None of These
2748Who has formally taken additional charge of the Railway Ministry following resignation by the TMS MP and Railway Minister Mukul Roy?
A) Shalman Khurshid
B) CP Joshi
C) Kapil Sibal
D) Jairam Romesh
2749Famous film actor Surendranatha Thilakan passed away in September 2012. He was a _____________ actor.
A) Kannada
B) Telegu
C) Malayalam
D) Marathi
2750India-s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) jumped by 60% in July to?
A) USD 2.76 billion
B) USD 1.76 billion
C) USD 1.1 billion
D) USD 3.76 billion
2751Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the national selection committee of BCCI in September 2012?
A) Mohinder Amarnath
B) Sandeep Patil
C) K Srikanth
D) Dilip Vengsarkar
2752India's core sector growth for August stood at?
A) 3%
B) -2.5%
C) 2.1%
D) 3.5%
2753Yahoo has appointed __________ as its new Chief Financial Officer in September 2012?
A) Ross Levinsohn
B) Marissa Mayer
C) Ken Goldman
D) Scott Thompson
2754The 16th NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) summit was held in?
A) New Delhi
B) Sanghai
C) Tehran
D) Baghdad
2755Reliance is all set to launch its breakthrough 4G platform by the end 2012. It has signed which tech major to create its core technological framework?
A) Cisco
B) Huwaii
C) Nokia
D) Siemens
2756Which Country won the ICC World Twenty20 cup 2012?
A) Sri Lanka
B) West Indies
C) Pakistan
D) Australia
2757Who has been recently honoured with the James C Morgan Global Humanitarian Award sponsored by the Applied Materials for his vision and humanitarian works?
A) Deepak Parekh
B) Adi Godrej
C) Azim Premji
D) N R Narayana Murthy
2758TCS has recently named whom as its new CFO from from March 2013?
A) S Mahalingam
B) Rajesh Gopinathan
C) Rajiv Bansal
D) N. Chandrasekaran
2759Who is the new External Affairs Minister for India after recent cabinet reshuffle in October 2012?
A) Salman Khurshid
B) S. Jaipal Reddy
C) Veerappa Moily
D) Pawan Kumar Bansal
2760Famous Bengali author and poet Sunil Gangopadhyay dies in October 2012. Which of the following award he did not own in Literature?
A) Ananda Puraskar
B) Janpith Award
C) Sahitya Akademi Award
D) Saraswati Samman
2761Which global Telecom company has merged its business with US mobile carrier MetroPCS recently in October 2012?
A) Vodafone
B) AT&T
C) Verizon
D) T-Mobile
2762Who is the CEO of Accenture?
A) Pierre Nanterme
B) Evan G. Greenberg
C) Klaus Kleinfeld
D) Jeff Bezos
2763Which Company has acquired Viewdle, which is a leading imaging and gesture recognition company recently in October 2012?
A) Nokia
B) Motorola
C) Apple
D) Facebook
2764Former Pakistan Cricket team captain Imran Khan has launched which of the below political parties?
A) Pakistan Peoples Party
B) Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf
C) Pakistan democratic party
D) Pakistan national party
2765In its monetary policy review meet, The European Central Bank (ECB) has kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at?
A) 0.25%
B) 0.5%
C) 1%
D) 0.75%
2766Infosys has recently appointed whom as its new CFO effective from November 2012?
A) S Mahalingam
B) Rajesh Gopinathan
C) Rajiv Bansal
D) N. Chandrasekaran
2767Which Internaltional Airlines company has recently started flight operation between India and US/UK in October 2012?
A) Lufthansa Airlines
B) Pacific Airlines
C) Virgin Atlantic
D) American Airlines
2768Two US Citizen have been jointly awarded with the Nobel Prize 2012 in chemistry. One is Robert Lefkowitz, who is the other one?
A) John Gurdon
B) Brian Kobilka
C) Shinya Yamanaka
D) None of These
2769Which US Weekly magazine has recently announced to publish its final print edition on 31st December 2012 and to go for only digital format and distribution from January 2013?
A) Time
B) Forbes
C) The Week
D) Newsweek
2770India secure which rank in the list of top 10 locations for outsourcing business operations in 2011 as per the list published by the global property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)?
A) 1st
B) 2nd
C) 3rd
D) 5th
2771Which film won the best film award in the 14th Mumbai Film Festival?
A) Barfi
B) Kahaani
C) Miss Lovely
D) Paan Singh Tomar
2772Famous punjabi comedian and Actor Jaspal Bhatti died in a tragic car accident in October 2012. What was his last film?
A) Power Cut
B) Chak De Phatte
C) Mausam
D) Ek: The Power of One
2773Which team won the ICC Women's T20 Asia cup 2012 recently held in October 2012?
A) India
B) Bangladesh
C) Srilanka
D) Pakistan
2774Who is the new Railway Minister for India after recent cabinet reshuffle in October 2012?
A) Harish Rawat
B) S. Jaipal Reddy
C) Veerappa Moily
D) Pawan Kumar Bansal
2775Forbes magazine has listed which Indian as the World's richest Indian with net worth of USD 21 billion recently in October 2012?
A) Mukesh Ambani
B) Azim Premji
C) Lakshmi Mittal
D) Ruia Brothers
2776Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Citibank after Vikram Pandit stepped down as CEO of the third largest US bank?
A) Mike Corbat
B) John Havens
C) Michael O-Neill
D) None of These
2777Which Indian Football team won the Federation Cup 2012?
A) Mohun Bagan
B) Dempo
C) East Bengal
D) None of These
2778Who has become the fifth Indian Cueist to lift the world title twice in the final of the World Billiards (Point Frame) Championship in Leeds, UK?
A) Mike Russell
B) Pankaj Advani
C) Rupesh Shah
D) None of These
2779Which India-s beauty and slimming services chain has recently acquired Malaysian company Wyann International in October 2012?
A) Kaya Skin Clinic
B) Shahnaz Husain Beauty Clinic
C) VLCC
D) None of These
2780In a recent cabinet reshuffle, how many new ministers have been inducted by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh?
A) 15
B) 17
C) 19
D) 21
2781British researcher John Gurdon and Japanese scientist Shinya Yamanaka won the Nobel Prize 2012 in Medicine for their work related to?
A) Cancel Cells
B) Nervous System
C) Stem cells
D) None of These
2782Which team won the ICC Women's T20 World cup 2012 recently held in October 2012?
A) India
B) England
C) Srilanka
D) Australia
2783Who has won the Formula One title race of the Japanese Grand Prix for the season 2012?
A) Fernando Alonso
B) Kimi Raikkonen
C) Sebastian Vettel
D) Lewis Hamilton
2784"International Day for the Elderly" is observed on?
A) 1st October
B) 9th October
C) 16th October
D) 8th October
2785Which franchise has recently bought Deccan Chargers IPL team in a fresh auction?
A) The Hindu Group
B) ADAG Group
C) Sun TV
D) Sahara India
2786US Unemployment rate for September 2012 stood at?
A) 8.1%
B) 8.2%
C) 8%
D) 7.8%
2787Which Legendary bollywood film maker has died recently in October 2012 due to Dengue?
A) Yash Chopra
B) Yash Johar
C) B R Chopra
D) None of These
2788Who is the new Chairperson and MD of Allahabad Bank appointed in October 2012?
A) Nupur Mitra
B) Vijayalakshmi Iyer
C) Shubhalakshmi Panse
D) None of These
2789Which country hosted the ICC Women's T20 Asia cup 2012 recently held in October 2012?
A) India
B) Bangladesh
C) Srilanka
D) China
2790The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered India-s growth forecast to ___ for the current financial year 2012-13
A) 5.5%
B) 5.3%
C) 4.9%
D) 5.1%
2791Who has recently won the -Denmark Open Super Series Premier- title in October 2012?
A) Yihun Wang
B) Juliane Schenk
C) Saina Nehwal
D) None of These
2792Which Kannada writer has been awarded with the 46th Jnanpth Award in October 2012?
A) Chandrasekhar Kambar
B) Amar Kant
C) Sunil Gangopadhyay
D) D. Jayakanthan
2793Which bollywood actor is the new brand ambassador of West Bengal who has recently appeared in a video to promote the brand?
A) Amir Khan
B) Amitabh Bachchan
C) Shahrukh Khan
D) Salman Khan
2794Arvind Kejriwal had recently accused which Indian real estate company which has provided unsecured loan to Robert Vadra and involved in illegal land deals?
A) Parsvnath
B) Unitech
C) DLF
D) HDIL
2795Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) in October 2012?
A) Jeemol Unni
B) Deep Joshi
C) Sanjay Ghose
D) Y. K. Alagh
2796Monisha Kaltenborn has become the first woman team principal of which Formula 1 team recently in October 2012?
A) Red Bull
B) Sauber
C) Force One
D) Marcedez
2797Which famous Formula 1 driver has recently announced his retirement after the current 2012 session?
A) Fernando Alonso
B) Kimi Raikkonen
C) Michael Schumacher
D) Lewis Hamilton
2798Which global bank has announced to acquire ING Direct UK retail banking division recently in October 2012?
A) Barclays
B) UBS
C) Goldman Sachs
D) Citibank
2799Which PC maker has emerged as the Number 1 player in the world as per the research data published by the IT research firm Gartner recently in October 2012?
A) Dell
B) HP
C) Lenovo
D) Acer
2800"Indian Air Force Day" is observed on?
A) 1st October
B) 11th October
C) 8th October
D) 13th October
2801Who is the new Law Minister for India after recent cabinet reshuffle in October 2012?
A) Salman Khurshid
B) S. Jaipal Reddy
C) Veerappa Moily
D) Ashwani Kumar
2802Which country has recently unveiled Asia's biggest radio telescope which can be used to collect data from Satellites with higher accuracy?
A) Japan
B) China
C) South Korea
D) India
2803Which Online portal/page Indian Railways has recently to track movements of all the running trains across the country?
A) RailTracker
B) RailInquiry
C) RailRunningInfo
D) RailRadar
2804Who has been re-elected as the President of Venezuela for the third time in a row in October 2012?
A) Henrique Capriles
B) Fiedel Kastro
C) Hugo Chavez
D) None of These
2805India's overall retail inflation for September stood at?
A) 9.9%
B) 10.03%
C) 9.79%
D) 9.73%
2806Which organization won the Nobel Peace Prize 2012?
A) NATO
B) European Union
C) UN
D) OPEC
2807Which brokerage house was responsible behind the crash of NSE index recently in October 2012?
A) Sharekhan
B) Indiabulls securities
C) Emkay Global
D) Motilal Oswal
2808India defeated which country to win the ICC Women's T20 Asia cup 2012 in the final mathc?
A) Pakistan
B) Bangladesh
C) Srilanka
D) China
2809What is the name of the major cyclone that hit South-East coast of India in October 2012 and affected the states Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh severely?
A) Katrina
B) Nilam
C) Irene
D) Sandy
2810Who has been chosen as the India-s most powerful women CEO by Economic times for 2012?
A) Chanda Kochhar
B) Kiran M Shaw
C) Naina Lal Kidwai
D) Shikha Sharma
2811Who have won the Nobel Prize 2012 in Physics field?
A) John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka
B) Serge Haroche and Shinya Yamanaka
C) Serge Haroche and David Winel
D) Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka
2812Former German football captain Michael Ballack has announced his retirement from profession football. He played for which English football club?
A) Chelsea
B) Liver Pool
C) Manchester United
D) Manchester City
2813Who has been appointed as the new head of the International Cricket Council-s (ICC) cricket committee in October 2012 and he will succeed former West Indies Captain Clive Lloyd?
A) Sunil Gavaskar
B) Saurav Ganguly
C) Steve Wagh
D) Anil Kumble
2814"World Post Office Day" is observed on?
A) 1st October
B) 19th October
C) 11th October
D) 9th October
2815India's IIP growth for August stood at?
A) 2.1%
B) 3.7%
C) 2.7%
D) 3.1%
2816Which Chinese writer won the he Nobel Prize 2012 in literature for his literary work regarding Chinese turbulent life?
A) Chen Ran
B) Mo Yan
C) Zhu Xueqin
D) Shing-Tung Yau
2817India's total exports for September dropped by 11% to?
A) USD 33.7 billion
B) USD 41.8 billion
C) USD 23.7 billion
D) USD 29.7 billion
2818Who is CEO of eBay?
A) Antonio M. Perez
B) John Donahoe
C) Rex Tillerson
D) Mark Zuckerberg
2819Which Indian has been awarded with the prestigious the Hoover Medal in 2012 for his philanthropic work?
A) Azim Premji
B) APJ Abdul Kalam
C) N R Narayana Murthy
D) Adi Godrej
2820In October 2012, Global credit rating agency Standard & Poor-s has recently cut Spain-s sovereign credit rating by two notches to?
A) BBB-
B) Baa3
C) BBB+
D) BB+
2821Sachin Tendulkar has been conferred with the membership of the -Order of Australia- which is very rare honor for Non-Australians in October 2012. Who else from India had received the same award earlier?
A) Soli Sorabjee
B) Sunil Gavaskar
C) rahul Dravid
D) None of These
2822What is the name of the major cyclone that hit North-East coast of USA in October 2012 and affected the area?
A) Katrina
B) Nilam
C) Irene
D) Sandy
2823Austrlian defeated Which Women Cricket team in the final to win the ICC Women-s World Twenty20 2012?
A) Sri Lanka
B) West Indies
C) Pakistan
D) England
2824India-s headline inflation measured by the Wholesale Price Index for September stood at?
A) 7.81%
B) 7.55%
C) 7.31%
D) 7.15%
2825Which Indian former cricketer has recently been awarded with C.K.Nayadu Lifetime achievement award?
A) Kapil Dev
B) Rahul Dravid
C) Sunil Gavaskar
D) Sandeep Patil
2826The Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by whom has cleared the Land Acquisition Bill?
A) A K Anthony
B) P Chidambaram
C) Sharad Pawar
D) Kapil Sibal
2827Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley have been awarded with the 2012 Nobel Prize in economics. They are from which country?
A) USA
B) UK
C) France
D) None of These
2828"World Food Day" is observed on?
A) 16th October
B) 26th October
C) 6th October
D) 9th October
2829Who has won the 2012 Booker prize for novel -Bring up the Bodies-?
A) Jeet Thayil
B) Michael Frayn
C) Hilary Mantel
D) Deborah Levy
2830Which Country has recently reinstated its engagement with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after nearly 10 years?
A) Japan
B) Germany
C) UK
D) Hungary
2831Yahoo has appointed whom as its next chief operating officer (COO) in October 2012?
A) Fred Amoroso
B) Marissa Mayer
C) Ross Levinsohn
D) Henrique de Castro
2832After recent cabinet reshuffle in October 2012, Jyotiraditya Scindia is made the MoS (independent charge) of which sector?
A) Power
B) corporate affairs
C) Railways
D) Tourism
2833Global tech giant has recently opened its largest store in China. In which city the store was opened?
A) Sanghai
B) Beijing
C) Hong Kong
D) None of These
2834Who is CEO of IBM?
A) Meg Whitman
B) Patricia A. Woertz
C) Irene B. Rosenfeld
D) Virginia M. Rometty
2835Who has won the Indian Grand Prix held in October 2012?
A) Fernando Alonso
B) Kimi Raikkonen
C) Sebastian Vettel
D) Lewis Hamilton
2836Telecom company Softbank Corp has announced that it will acquire up to 70% in US based mobile services provider Sprint Nextel Corp for nearly USD 20.1 billion in October 2012. Softbank Corp is based out of?
A) Germany
B) UK
C) China
D) Japan
2837Recently Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has officially launched Aadhar enabled Service Delivery to transfer subsidy directly. In which state it was launched?
A) Haryana
B) Maharashtra
C) Rajasthan
D) New Delhi
2838India's food inflation for September stood at?
A) 7.86%
B) 9.14%
C) 7.81%
D) 10.22%
2839Chinese inflation for September stood at?
A) 2.3%
B) 1.5%
C) 1.9%
D) 2.8%
2840Who has been appointed as the new Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force in October 2012?
A) K.Vijay Kumar
B) Pranay Sahay
C) Harish Meena
D) None of These
2841US coffee chain giant Starbucks with collaboration of Tata Global Beverages (TGBL) has opened their India-s first Starbucks coffee outlet in which city in October 2012?
A) Hyderabad
B) Bangalore
C) New Delhi
D) Mumbai
28424th OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) World Forum  was recently held in?
A) New Delhi
B) Sanghai
C) Paris
D) New York
2843Recently Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) has made a bid of USD 1.42 billion in order to acquire US luxury hotels group Orient-Express Hotels in October 2012. Indian Hotels company belongs to which Hotel group of India?
A) Leela Group
B) Oberoi Group
C) Tata Sons
D) ITC Group
2844"UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction" is observed on?
A) 1st October
B) 21st October
C) 8th October
D) 13th October
2845After recent cabinet reshuffle in October 2012, famous Telegu actor Chiranjeevi is made the MoS (independent charge) of which sector?
A) Power
B) corporate affairs
C) Railways
D) Tourism
2846China-s GDP growth in the last July-September quarter stood at?
A) 8%
B) 7.4%
C) 7.6%
D) 8.5%
2847Who has been elected as the Prime Minister of Libya recently in October 2012?
A) Ali Zeidan
B) Mohamed Magariaf
C) Abdurrahim El-Keib
D) None of These
2848Who has been recently appointed as the chairperson of Bank of India?
A) Nupur Mitra
B) Shubhalakshmi Panse
C) Vijayalakshmi Iyer
D) None of These
2849Well Known executive Rajat Gupta has been recently sentenced to 2 years in prison for his alleged involvement in Insider trading case. He is not directly associated with which MNC in the list?
A) Goldman Sachs
B) P&G
C) Citibank
D) Mckinsey
2850Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles he won and banned for life by the governing body of cycling due to his involvement in the doping scam. He belongs to which country?
A) France
B) UK
C) USA
D) Germany
2851The UK economy came back to growth from recession in the last quarter of July-September. Its GDP growth in the same quarter stood at?
A) 0.1%
B) 0.5%
C) 1%
D) 1.5%
2852Which Services company has been awarded with the Golden Peacock Award 2012 for excellence in corporate governance in October 2012?
A) Infotech Enterprises
B) HUL
C) CMC
D) Bokaro Steel Plant
2853Who in the list won the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards 2012 in "Biological Sciences" field?
A) Govindsamy Mugesh
B) Ravishankar Narayanan
C) Sandip Basu
D) Shantanu Chowdhury
2854T L Shankar Committee report is associated with which sector?
A) Coal Sector
B) Natural Gas sector
C) Steel Sector
D) Banking Sector
2855India-s which business house has recently become India-s fist business house to achieve USD 100 billion in revenues in October 2012?
A) Reliance
B) Aditya Birla Group
C) Tata Sons
D) Vedanta group
2856Which Indian pharma company has announced that it wants to acquire OctoPlus, Amsterdam for nearly 27.39 million euros in October 2012?
A) Cipla
B) Ranbaxy
C) Sun Pharma
D) Dr Reddy-s Lab
2857Nirmal Bharat yatra was launched in October 2012. Who is the brand ambassador for the same initiative?
A) Amir Khan
B) Amitabh Bachchan
C) Aiswarya Rai Bachchan
D) Vidya Balan
2858J K Rowling, new novel after harry poter series?
A) The Casual Vacancy
B) The Lost Symbol
C) George Eliot
D) None of These
2859US based global mass media giant Disney is going to acquire another US based film production company Lucasfilm for nearly USD 4.05 billion. Which movie series is associated with the company Lucasfilm?
A) The Batman
B) The Toy Story
C) Star Wars
D) Shreak
2860Joining other states which banned selling of Gutka, which state has recently banned the same from April 2013?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Karnataka
C) Maharashtra
D) Tamil Nadu
2861West Indies Cricket team defeated which country to win the ICC World Twenty20 cup in 2012?
A) Sri Lanka
B) Pakistan
C) Australia
D) South Africa
2862India-s foreign direct investment (FDI) was dropped to _______ in August?
A) USD 4.3 billion
B) USD 2.83 billion
C) USD 2.96 billion
D) USD 2.26 billion
2863The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cut the cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 25 basis points to _______ during its monetary policy review meet in October 2012?
A) 4%
B) 4.25%
C) 4.5%
D) 5%
2864RBI has kept Repo rate unchanged at _________ during its monetary policy review meet in October 2012?
A) 6.5%
B) 7%
C) 8%
D) 7.5%
2865Who has led the Operation Blue Start at the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984 which drew huge controversy among the sikh community across the world?
A) Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale
B) Kuldeep Singh Brar
C) Shabeg Singh
D) KPS Gill
2866RBI has also lowered India's FY 2012-13 GDP growth forecast to ____ compared to earlier forecast of 6.5% during its monetary policy review meet in October 2012.
A) 6%
B) 5.8%
C) 6.2%
D) 5.5%
2867India-s Finance Minister P Chidambaram has recently rolled out his new Fiscal Consolidation plan in October 2012 in order to reduce fiscal deficit to ______ by 2016-17.
A) 3.5%
B) 3%
C) 4%
D) 2.5%
2868Hilary Mantel has won the 2012 Booker prize for novel -Bring up the Bodies- which is the second book in a historical trilogy. Earlier she won the Booker prize in which year as well for the first novel in the trilogy named -Wolf Hall-?
A) 2010
B) 2007
C) 2008
D) 2009
2869India-s Pankaj Advani has recently won World billiards title after defeating the defending champion Mike Russell by 1,895-1,216 in the final. This is his ______ world title so far.
A) 5th
B) 7th
C) 10th
D) 9th
2870Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards is provided in which category?
A) Social work
B) Literature
C) Arts
D) Sciene
2871India-s former skipper Saurav Ganguly has announced his retirement from Domestic first class cricket and IPL matches as well. He has been part of which team for last 2 years?
A) Deccan Chargers
B) Pune Warrior
C) Kolkata Knight Riders
D) Chennai Super Kings
2872Which team won the Champions League T20 2012 title in October 2012?
A) Chennai Super Kings
B) Sydney Sixers
C) Lions
D) Mumbai Indians
2873After recent cabinet reshuffle in October 2012, who is the new MoS for Human Resources Development?
A) Chiranjeevi
B) S. Jaipal Reddy
C) Shashi Tharoor
D) Ashwani Kumar
2874Which Indian Airlines has retained the number one position in the month of September as well with market share of 27.2%?
A) Indigo
B) Jet Airways
C) Indian Airlines
D) Spice Jet
2875Minister of Human Resources Kapil Sibal has recently signed four memorandums of understanding between education institutes with Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce. The other country associated in the MoU is?
A) Australia
B) New Zealand
C) France
D) UK
2876Industry chamber FICCI has appointed whom as its Secretary General with effect from November 1?
A) Ramesh Abhishek
B) Rajiv Kumar
C) A. Didar Singh
D) Adi Godrej
2877Saina Nehwal has defeated world No.1 Chinese Wang Yihan recently in which series?
A) Bangkok Open Super Series
B) Malaysia Open Super Series
C) Denmark Open Super Series Premier
D) Beijing Open Super Series
2878India and which other country has recently announced the launch of nuclear negotiations for a civil nuclear deal that will enable the sale of uranium?
A) Australia
B) New Zealand
C) France
D) UK
2879Which formula one team has recently got into controversy for its decision to carry the logo of Italian Navys flag on its cars at the Indian Grand Prix as a mark of support for the two Italian marines held here as prisoners?
A) Red Bull
B) Sauber
C) Ferrari
D) Marcedez
2880Which famous ship that appeared in Hollywood movies like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest has sinked due to Sandy?
A) HBS Titanic
B) HBS Bounty
C) HMS Mounty
D) HMS Bounty
2881China blocked access to the English as well as Chinese-language website of which magazine after the website published article on the Prime Minister Wen Jiabao with a claim that he and his family has created a total asset of at least US dollar 2.7 Million?
A) Fortune
B) New York Times
C) Forbes
D) Time
2882India's top squash player Joshna Chinappa won the IJM Land Penang Open after defeating top most squash player Siti Munirah Jusoh in straight games on 30 October 2012. Siti Munirah Jusoh is from which country?
A) USA
B) France
C) UK
D) Malaysia
2883Which state tops the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) list of being best-performing States and Union territories in terms of environmental well-being released by Planning Commission in October 2012?
A) Himachal Pradesh
B) Chandigarh
C) Uttarakhand
D) Sikkim
2884The well known educational programme known for training economically backward section for the IIT-JEE, Super 30 has entered into an agreement with which University to sponsor its student a chance to study there?
A) University of Beijing
B) University of Tokyo
C) National University of Singapore
D) Oxford University
2885The Supreme Court has lifted its interim ban on tourism in core areas of tiger reserves across the country in October 2012. As per the new Guidelines, a maximum of ______ of the core area is going to be outlined for regulated tourism.
A) 20%
B) 15%
C) 25%
D) 10%
2886Films Division Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has recently announced its plan to establish a National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in which Indian city?
A) Bangalore
B) New Delhi
C) Hyderabad
D) Mumbai
2887Which New Zealand cricket player has claimed the top honour at the New Zealand Cricket Awards the "Sir Richard Hadlee Medal" for 2011-12 recently?
A) Doug Bracewell
B) Ross Taylor
C) Martin Guptill
D) B Mccullam
2888Who won Shanghai Rolex Masters final held in October 2012?
A) Roger Federer
B) Rafael Nadal
C) Andy Murray
D) Novak Djokovic
2889Who has been named as the "Player of the Tournament" in the recently held ICC T20 World Cup 2012?
A) Kumar Sangakara
B) Chris Gayle
C) Shane Watson
D) Sunil Narine
2890Who has been recently appointed as Secretary in Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) recently?
A) Rahul Khullar
B) Vivek Rae
C) Radha Krishna Mathur
D) S R Rao
2891India was ranked at which position in the report on Global Hunger Index for seventh year which was released in October 2012 by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide?
A) 57th
B) 65th
C) 36th
D) 61st
2892Which global language made its official debut recently in October 2012 among one of the Languages at Pope Benedict-s weekly general audiences?
A) Hindi
B) Japanese
C) Chinese
D) Arabic
2893Which Ministry has started a campaign named Nirmal Bharat Yatra which focuses on making the country free from open defecation recently in October 2012?
A) Ministry of Women and Child Development
B) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
C) Ministry of Rural development
D) Ministry of Urban development
2894First ever "International Day of the Girl Child" was observed on?
A) 19th October
B) 15th October
C) 11th October
D) 1st October
2895Kelkar Committe report is associated with?
A) FDI in Telecommunication
B) Fiscal consolidation
C) Financial regulatory bodies
D) Norms for new banking license
2896Name the public sector lender that selected Metlife as its partner for a proposed foray into the life insurance segment?
A) Punjab National Bank
B) State Bank of India
C) Central Bank of India
D) Bank of Baroda
2897Which Indian PSU bank in tune with its plans to expand its retail division in the UK entered the mortgage market in the country for the first time?
A) Punjab National Bank
B) State Bank of India
C) Central Bank of India
D) Bank of Baroda
2898CMD of a Indian public sector bank is appointed by?
A) Indian Banks Association
B) Central Government
C) RBI
D) Bank's Board of Directors
2899Which of the following country is a member of G8 group of countries?
A) Russia
B) India
C) China
D) South Africa
2900The Inter-State Council in India is chaired by the?
A) President
B) Prime Minister
C) Chief Justice of Supreme Court
D) Union Home Minister
2901Which Indian economist is among the 26 people who have been appointed by the UN to advise the world body on the global development agenda beyond 2015?
A) Kaushik Basu
B) Sendhil Mullainathan
C) Amartya Sen
D) Abhijit Banergee
2902Which Indian University is known by "Oxford of the East"?
A) Benaras Hindu University
B) JNU
C) Allahabad University
D) Delhi University
2903Who has been selected for the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award 2012?
A) Gautam Bhai
B) Sunil Dutt
C) Wahiduddin Khan
D) D. R. Mehta
2904In India, the planning commission of a state, is chaired by?
A) Prime Minister
B) Governor of the state
C) President
D) Chief Minister of the state
2905Recently, Pakistan announced to confer its third highest civilian honour, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, to whom?
A) Javed Akhtar
B) Gopi Chand Narang
C) Guljar
D) Yash Chopra
2906Nirmal Bharat Yatra is a?
A) Girls education campaign
B) sanitation campaign
C) Education for all campaign
D) Stop child marriage campaign
2907Which Stock Exchanges has emerged as the world's largest in terms of the number of trades in equity segments for the first six months of the 2012?
A) FTSE, UK
B) NYSE, USA
C) Nikkei, Japan
D) NSE, India
2908Which in the list was the 100th mission of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?
A) PSLV C-12
B) GSLV 7
C) PSLV C- 16
D) PSLV C-21
2909Who is the current president of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry?
A) Kosala Wikramanayake
B) Vikramjit Singh Sahaney
C) Mr. Annisul Huq
D) Ahmed Saleem
2910Which of the following is a direct tax?
A) Customs Duty
B) Gift tax
C) Sales tax
D) Excise Duty

 
 
 
Answers
 
Sl No.QuestionAnswer
2701Who has recently been appointed as the Chairman of Forward Market Commission?Ans) Ramesh Abhishek
2702India-s national football team defeated which country to win the Nehru Cup for the third consecutive time in 2012?Ans) Cameroon
2703"Rose Day (Welfare of cancer patients)" is observed on?Ans) 22nd Sep
2704What is the name of the Aircraft carrier that China has launched recently? It has bought this Soviet made carrier from Ukraine.Ans) Liaoning
2705Who has been recently awarded with 3 awards in the recently concluded ICC Cricket Award 2012 including Cricketer of the year award?Ans) Kumar Sangakara
2706MCX-SX, the latest entity to set up a full-fledged stock exchange in India, has planned for a stock barometer index named as?Ans) SX-40
2707Who has been awarded with the "Business Leader of the year 2012" award by the Economic Times in September 2012?Ans) Anil Agarwal
2708BharatBenz Truck was launched in India by which global truckmaker?Ans) Daimler
2709Which Indian actress has been recently appointed as the new goodwill ambassador for joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in September 2012?Ans) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
2710Which Country hosted the ICC T20 World Cup held in September 2012?Ans) Sri Lanka
2711India's food inflation for August stood at?Ans) 9.14%
2712Who has been recently awarded with the "ICC Emerging player of the year" by ICC in September 2012?Ans) Sunil Narine
2713Which commission was appointed by the Indian Government to check the illegal mining cases in different states including Karnataka and Goa?Ans) M.B. Shah commission
2714S based award-winning digital production company; Digital Domain Media Group (DDMG) has filed for bankruptcy protection under chapter 11 of bankruptcy code. Which Indian company has partnered with the same?Ans) Reliance MediaWorks
2715US'a Republican Party Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney was the governor of which US state?Ans) Massachusets
2716Who has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of India in September 2012?Ans) Altamas Kabir
2717During its policy review meet on 17th September 2012, RBI has reduced CRR by 25 bps to?Ans) 4.50%
2718The 52nd National Open Athletics Championship was held in which City in India?Ans) Chennai
2719Who is the new President of Somalia elected in September 2012?Ans) Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
2720While taking important reform steps in September 2012, The Union cabinet has allowed ___ FDI in Aviation?Ans) 49%
2721Who heads the Cauvery River Authority looking after the Cauvery realted dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu?Ans) Prime Minister
2722Infosys has acquired consulting firm Lodestone Holding AG for nearly 330 million in September 2012. This is based out of which country?Ans) Switzerland
2723Who has been recently appointed as the new Secretary general of Rajya Sabha in Septermber 2012?Ans) Shumsher K Sheriff
2724Which country has recently honoured Malaysia's opponent party leader Aung San Suu Kyi with Congressional Gold Medal, one of its top Civilian Honour?Ans) USA
2725Which Country topped the medal tally table in the recently concluded London Paralympics in 2012?Ans) China
2726During its policy review meet on 17th September 2012, RBI has kept repo rate unchanged at?Ans) 8%
2727Under the recently launched Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme by Government, maximum permissibe investment amount by retail investors is?Ans) Rs 50,000
2728What was China's rank in the list of countries in the Global Competitive index 2012-13 published by the World Economic Forum in Septermber 2012?Ans) 29th
2729While taking important reform steps in September 2012, The Union cabinet has Increased FDI in various streams of broadcast services to ____?Ans) 74%
2730As per IRDA directive, Insurance companies have to complete how many years in business to raise capital through IPO?Ans) 10 years
2731"International Literacy Day (UNESCO)" is observed on?Ans) 8th Sep
2732Which country topped the list of countries in the Global Competitive index 2012-13 published by the World Economic Forum in Septermber 2012?Ans) Switzerland
273311 Indian publicly held companies are featured in the Forbes 2012 list of 50 best publicly traded companies in Asia-Pacific. Which company in the list did not make to the list?Ans) ICICI Bank
2734Which global Tech company has recently acquired a photo editing platform -Snapseed- in September 2012?Ans) Google
2735Which film won the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 69th Venice Film Festival?Ans) Pieta
2736Forbes magazine has published the list of wealthiest Americans. Who has been ranked 1 in the list?Ans) Bill Gates
2737The government has approved the disinvestment of some Public Sector Units (PSUs) in September 2012. Which in the list is not among them?Ans) SAIL
2738Who has been appointed as the World Bank's new country director for India recently in September 2012?Ans) Onno Ruhl
2739Who has been recently awarded with the "Spirit of Cricket award" by ICC in September 2012?Ans) Daniel Vettori
2740"Engineers- Day" is observed on?Ans) 15th Sep
2741Which country won the Nehru cup 2012 in Football held in Septermber 2012?Ans) India
2742India's retail inflation for August stood at?Ans) 10.03%
2743Who has been selected as the new President of the Indian Newspaper Society for 2012-13?Ans) KN Tilak Kumar
2744India's passenger car sales dropped by _____ in August, as per SIAM?Ans) 19%
2745"The Company of the Year for 2012" sponsored by Economic Times has been awarded to which Indian Company?Ans) HDFC Bank
2746Which Indian IT services company has acquired 51% stake in Bharti Group-owned mobile value-added services (VAS)?Ans)  Tech Mahindra
2747Which Movie has been shortlisted as India-s official entry to the Oscars for 2012?Ans) Barfi!
2748Who has formally taken additional charge of the Railway Ministry following resignation by the TMS MP and Railway Minister Mukul Roy?Ans) CP Joshi
2749Famous film actor Surendranatha Thilakan passed away in September 2012. He was a _____________ actor.Ans) Malayalam
2750India-s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) jumped by 60% in July to?Ans) USD 1.76 billion
2751Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the national selection committee of BCCI in September 2012?Ans) Sandeep Patil
2752India's core sector growth for August stood at?Ans) 2.1%
2753Yahoo has appointed __________ as its new Chief Financial Officer in September 2012?Ans) Ken Goldman
2754The 16th NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) summit was held in?Ans) Tehran
2755Reliance  is all set to launch its breakthrough 4G platform by the end 2012. It has signed which tech major to create its core technological framework?Ans) Cisco
2756Which Country won the ICC World Twenty20 cup 2012?Ans) West Indies
2757Who has been recently honoured with the James C Morgan Global Humanitarian Award sponsored by the Applied Materials for his vision and humanitarian works?Ans) N R Narayana Murthy
2758TCS has recently named whom as its new CFO from from March 2013?Ans) Rajesh Gopinathan
2759Who is the new External Affairs Minister for India after recent cabinet reshuffle in October 2012?Ans) Salman Khurshid
2760Famous Bengali author and poet Sunil Gangopadhyay dies in October 2012. Which of the following award he did not own in Literature?Ans) Janpith Award
2761Which global Telecom company has merged its business with US mobile carrier MetroPCS recently in October 2012?Ans) T-Mobile
2762Who is the CEO of Accenture?Ans) Pierre Nanterme
2763Which Company has acquired Viewdle, which is a leading imaging and gesture recognition company recently in October 2012?Ans) Motorola
2764Former Pakistan Cricket team captain Imran Khan has launched which of the below political parties?Ans) Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf
2765In its monetary policy review meet, The European Central Bank (ECB) has kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at?Ans) 0.75%
2766Infosys has recently appointed whom as its new CFO effective from November 2012?Ans) Rajiv Bansal
2767Which Internaltional Airlines company has recently started flight operation between India and US/UK in October 2012?Ans) Virgin Atlantic
2768Two US Citizen have been jointly awarded with the Nobel Prize 2012 in chemistry. One is Robert Lefkowitz, who is the other one?Ans) Brian Kobilka
2769Which US Weekly magazine has recently announced to publish its final print edition on 31st December 2012 and to go for only digital format and distribution from January 2013?Ans) Newsweek
2770India secure which rank in the list of top 10 locations for outsourcing business operations in 2011 as per the list published by the global property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)?Ans) 1st
2771Which film won the best film award in the 14th Mumbai Film Festival?Ans) Miss Lovely
2772Famous punjabi comedian and Actor Jaspal Bhatti died in a tragic car accident in October 2012. What was his last film?Ans) Power Cut
2773Which team won the ICC Women's T20 Asia cup 2012 recently held in October 2012?Ans) India
2774Who is the new Railway Minister for India after recent cabinet reshuffle in October 2012?Ans) Pawan Kumar Bansal
2775Forbes magazine has listed which Indian as the World's richest Indian with net worth of USD 21 billion recently in October 2012?Ans) Mukesh Ambani
2776Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Citibank after Vikram Pandit stepped down as CEO of the third largest US bank?Ans) Mike Corbat
2777Which Indian Football team won the Federation Cup 2012?Ans) East Bengal
2778Who has become the fifth Indian Cueist to lift the world title twice in the final of the World Billiards (Point Frame) Championship in Leeds, UK?Ans) Rupesh Shah
2779Which India-s beauty and slimming services chain has recently acquired Malaysian company Wyann International in October 2012?Ans) VLCC
2780In a recent cabinet reshuffle, how many new ministers have been inducted by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh?Ans) 17
2781British researcher John Gurdon and Japanese scientist Shinya Yamanaka won the Nobel Prize 2012 in Medicine for their work related to?Ans) Stem cells
2782Which team won the ICC Women's T20 World cup 2012 recently held in October 2012?Ans) Australia
2783who has won the Formula One title race of the Japanese Grand Prix for the season 2012?Ans) Sebastian Vettel
2784"International Day for the Elderly" is observed on?Ans) 1st October
2785Which franchise has recently bought Deccan Chargers IPL team in a fresh auction?Ans) Sun TV
2786US Unemployment rate for September 2012 stood at?Ans) 7.8%
2787Which Legendary bollywood film maker has died recently in October 2012 due to Dengue?Ans) Yash Chopra
2788Who is the new Chairperson and MD of Allahabad Bank appointed in October 2012?Ans) Shubhalakshmi Panse
2789Which country hosted the ICC Women's T20 Asia cup 2012 recently held in October 2012?Ans) China
2790The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered India-s growth forecast to ___ for the current financial year 2012-13Ans) 4.9%
2791Who has recently won the -Denmark Open Super Series Premier- title in October 2012?Ans) Saina Nehwal
2792Which Kannada writer has been awarded with the 46th Jnanpth Award in October 2012?Ans) Chandrasekhar Kambar
2793Which bollywood actor is the new brand ambassador of West Bengal who has recently appeared in a video to promote the brand?Ans) Shahrukh Khan
2794Arvind Kejriwal had recently accused which Indian real estate company which has provided unsecured loan to Robert Vadra and involved in illegal land deals?Ans) DLF
2795Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) in October 2012?Ans) Deep Joshi
2796Monisha Kaltenborn has become the first woman team principal of which Formula 1 team recently in October 2012?Ans) Sauber
2797Which famous Formula 1 driver has recently announced his retirement after the current 2012 session?Ans) Michael Schumacher
2798Which global bank has announced to acquire ING Direct UK retail banking division recently in October 2012?Ans) Barclays
2799Which PC maker has emerged as the Number 1 player in the world as per the research data published by the IT research firm Gartner recently in October 2012?Ans) Lenovo
2800"Indian Air Force Day" is observed on?Ans) 8th October
2801Who is the new Law Minister for India after recent cabinet reshuffle in October 2012?Ans) Ashwani Kumar
2802Which country has recently unveiled Asia's biggest radio telescope which can be used to collect data from Satellites with higher accuracy?Ans) China
2803Which Online portal/page Indian Railways has recently to track movements of all the running trains across the country?Ans) RailRadar
2804Who has been re-elected as the President of Venezuela for the third time in a row in October 2012?Ans) Hugo Chavez
2805India's overall retail inflation for September stood at?Ans) 9.73%
2806Which organization won the Nobel Peace Prize 2012?Ans) European Union
2807Which brokerage house was responsible behind the crash of NSE index recently in October 2012?Ans) Emkay Global
2808India defeated which country to win the ICC Women's T20 Asia cup 2012 in the final mathc?Ans) Pakistan
2809What is the name of the major cyclone that hit South-East coast of India in October 2012 and affected the states Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh severely?Ans) Nilam
2810Who has been chosen as the India-s most powerful women CEO by Economic times for 2012?Ans) Chanda Kochhar
2811Who have won the Nobel Prize 2012 in Physics field?Ans) Serge Haroche and David Winel
2812Former German football captain Michael Ballack has announced his retirement from profession football. He played for which English football club?Ans) Chelsea
2813Who has been appointed as the new head of the International Cricket Council-s (ICC) cricket committee in October 2012 and he will succeed former West Indies Captain Clive Lloyd?Ans) Anil Kumble
2814"World Post Office Day" is observed on?Ans) 9th October
2815India's IIP growth for August stood at?Ans) 2.7%
2816Which Chinese writer won the he Nobel Prize 2012 in literature for his literary work regarding Chinese turbulent life?Ans) Mo Yan
2817India's total exports for September dropped by 11% to?Ans) USD 23.7 billion
2818Who is CEO of eBay?Ans) John Donahoe
2819Which Indian has been awarded with the prestigious the Hoover Medal in 2012 for his philanthropic work?Ans) N R Narayana Murthy
2820In October 2012, Global credit rating agency Standard & Poor-s has recently cut Spain-s sovereign credit rating by two notches to?Ans) BBB-
2821Sachin Tendulkar has been conferred with the membership of the -Order of Australia- which is very rare honour for Non-Australians in October 2012. Who else from India had received the same award earlier?Ans) Soli Sorabjee
2822What is the name of the major cyclone that hit North-East coast of USA in October 2012 and affected the area?Ans) Sandy
2823Austrlian defeated Which Women Cricket team in the final to win the ICC Women-s World Twenty20 2012?Ans) England
2824India-s headline inflation measured by the Wholesale Price Index for September stood at?Ans) 7.81%
2825Which Indian former cricketer has recently been awarded with C.K.Nayadu Lifetime achievement award?Ans) Sunil Gavaskar
2826The Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by whom has cleared the Land Acquisition Bill?Ans) Sharad Pawar
2827Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley have been awarded with the 2012 Nobel Prize in economics. They are from which country?Ans) USA
2828"World Food Day" is observed on?Ans) 16th October
2829Who has won the 2012 Booker prize for novel -Bring up the Bodies-?Ans) Hilary Mantel
2830Which Country has recently reinstated its engagement with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after nearly 10 years?Ans) UK
2831Yahoo has appointed whom as its next chief operating officer (COO) in October 2012?Ans) Henrique de Castro
2832After recent cabinet reshuffle in October 2012, Jyotiraditya Scindia is made the MoS (independent charge) of which sector?Ans) Power
2833Global tech giant has recently opened its largest store in China. In which city the store was opened?Ans) Beijing
2834Who is CEO of IBM?Ans) Virginia M. Rometty
2835Who has won the Indian Grand Prix held in October 2012?Ans) Sebastian Vettel
2836Telecom company Softbank Corp has announced that it will acquire up to 70% in US based mobile services provider Sprint Nextel Corp for nearly USD 20.1 billion in October 2012. Softbank Corp is based out of?Ans) Japan
2837Recently Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has officially launched Aadhar enabled Service Delivery to transfer subsidy directly. In which state it was launched?Ans) Rajasthan
2838India's food inflation for September stood at?Ans) 7.86%
2839Chinese inflation for September stood at?Ans) 1.9%
2840Who has been appointed as the new Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force in October 2012?Ans) Pranay Sahay
2841US coffee chain giant Starbucks with collaboration of Tata Global Beverages (TGBL) has opened their India-s first Starbucks coffee outlet in which city in October 2012?Ans) Mumbai
28424th OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) World Forum  was recently held in?Ans) New Delhi
2843Recently Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) has made a bid of USD 1.42 billion in order to acquire US luxury hotels group Orient-Express Hotels in October 2012. Indian Hotels company belongs to which Hotel group of India?Ans) Tata Sons
2844"UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction" is observed on?Ans) 13th October
2845After recent cabinet reshuffle in October 2012, famous Telegu actor Chiranjeevi is made the MoS (independent charge) of which sector?Ans) Tourism
2846China-s GDP growth in the last July-September quarter stood at?Ans) 7.4%
2847Who has been elected as the Prime Minister of Libya recently in October 2012?Ans) Ali Zeidan
2848Who has been recently appointed as the chairperson of Bank of India?Ans) Vijayalakshmi Iyer
2849Well Known executive Rajat Gupta has been recently sentenced to 2 years in prison for his alleged involvement in Insider trading case. He is not directly associated with which MNC in the list?Ans) Citibank
2850Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles he won and banned for life by the governing body of cycling due to his involvement in the doping scam. He belongs to which country?Ans) USA
2851The UK economy came back to growth from recession in the last quarter of July-September. Its GDP growth in the same quarter stood at?Ans) 1%
2852Which Services company has been awarded with the Golden Peacock Award 2012 for excellence in corporate governance in October 2012?Ans) Infotech Enterprises
2853Who in the list won the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards 2012 in "Biological Sciences" field?Ans) Shantanu Chowdhury
2854T L Shankar Committee report is associated with which sector?Ans) Coal Sector
2855India-s which business house has recently become India-s fist business house to achieve USD 100 billion in revenues in October 2012?Ans) Tata Sons
2856Which Indian pharma company has announced that it wants to acquire OctoPlus, Amsterdam for nearly 27.39 million euros in October 2012?Ans) Dr Reddy-s Lab
2857Nirmal Bharat yatra was launched in October 2012. Who is the brand ambassador for the same initiative?Ans) Vidya Balan
2858J K Rowling, new novel after harry poter series?Ans) The Casual Vacancy
2859US based global mass media giant Disney is going to acquire another US based film production company Lucasfilm for nearly USD 4.05 billion. Which movie series is associated with the company Lucasfilm?Ans) Star Wars
2860Joining other states which banned selling of Gutka, which state has recently banned the same from April 2013?Ans) Uttar Pradesh
2861West Indies Cricket team defeated which country to win the ICC World Twenty20 cup in 2012?Ans) Sri Lanka
2862India-s foreign direct investment (FDI) was dropped to _______ in August?Ans) USD 2.26 billion
2863The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cut the cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 25 basis points to _______ during its monetary policy review meet in October 2012?Ans) 4.25%
2864RBI has kept Repo rate unchanged at _________ during its monetary policy review meet in October 2012?Ans) 8%
2865Who has led the Operation Blue Start at the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984 which drew huge controversy among the sikh community across the world?Ans) Kuldeep Singh Brar
2866RBI has also lowered India's FY 2012-13 GDP growth forecast to ____ compared to earlier forecast of 6.5% during its monetary policy review meet in October 2012.Ans) 5.8%
2867India-s Finance Minister P Chidambaram has recently rolled out his new Fiscal Consolidation plan in October 2012 in order to reduce fiscal deficit to ______ by 2016-17.Ans) 3%
2868Hilary Mantel has won the 2012 Booker prize for novel -Bring up the Bodies- which is the second book in a historical trilogy. Earlier she won the Booker prize in which year as well for the first novel in the trilogy named -Wolf Hall-?Ans) 2009
2869India-s Pankaj Advani has recently won World billiards title after defeating the defending champion Mike Russell by 1,895-1,216 in the final. This is his ______ world title so far.Ans) 7th
2870Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards is provided in which category?Ans) Sciene
2871India-s former skipper Saurav Ganguly has announced his retirement from Domestic first class cricket and IPL matches as well. He has been part of which team for last 2 years?Ans) Pune Warrior
2872which team won the Champions League T20 2012 title in October 2012?Ans) Sydney Sixers
2873After recent cabinet reshuffle in October 2012, who is the new MoS for Human Resources Development?Ans) Shashi Tharoor
2874Which Indian Airlines has retained the number one position in the month of September as well with market share of 27.2%?Ans) Indigo
2875Minister of Human Resources Kapil Sibal has recently signed four memorandums of understanding between education institutes with Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce. The other country associated in the MoU is?Ans) New Zealand
2876Industry chamber FICCI has appointed whom as its Secretary General with effect from November 1?Ans) A. Didar Singh
2877Saina Nehwal has defeated world No.1 Chinese Wang Yihan recently in which series?Ans) Denmark Open Super Series Premier
2878India and which other country has recently announced the launch of nuclear negotiations for a civil nuclear deal that will enable the sale of uranium?Ans) Australia
2879Which formula one team has recently got into controversy for its decision to carry the logo of Italian Navys flag on its cars at the Indian Grand Prix as a mark of support for the two Italian marines held here as prisoners?Ans) Ferrari
2880Which famous ship that appeared in Hollywood movies like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest has sinked due to Sandy?Ans) HMS Bounty
2881China blocked access to the English as well as Chinese-language website of which magazine after the website published article on the Prime Minister Wen Jiabao with a claim that he and his family has created a total asset of at least US dollar 2.7 Million?Ans) New York Times
2882India's top squash player Joshna Chinappa won the IJM Land Penang Open after defeating top most squash player Siti Munirah Jusoh in straight games on 30 October 2012. Siti Munirah Jusoh is from which country?Ans) Malaysia
2883Which state tops the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) list of being best-performing States and Union territories in terms of environmental well-being released by Planning Commission in October 2012?Ans) Uttarakhand
2884The well known educational programme known for training economically backward section for the IIT-JEE, Super 30 has entered into an agreement with which University to sponsor its student a chance to study there?Ans) University of Tokyo
2885The Supreme Court has lifted its interim ban on tourism in core areas of tiger reserves across the country in October 2012. As per the new Guidelines, a maximum of ______ of the core area is going to be outlined for regulated tourism.Ans) 20%
2886Films Division Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has recently announced its plan to establish a National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in which Indian city?Ans) Mumbai
2887Which New Zealand cricket player has claimed the top honour at the New Zealand Cricket Awards the "Sir Richard Hadlee Medal" for 2011-12 recently?Ans) Martin Guptill
2888Who won Shanghai Rolex Masters final held in October 2012?Ans) Novak Djokovic
2889Who has been named as the "Player of the Tournament" in the recently held ICC T20 World Cup 2012?Ans) Shane Watson
2890Who has been recently appointed as Secretary in Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) recently?Ans) Vivek Rae
2891India was ranked at which position in the report on Global Hunger Index for seventh year which was released in October 2012 by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide?Ans) 65th
2892Which global language made its official debut recently in October 2012 among one of the Languages at Pope Benedict-s weekly general audiences?Ans) Arabic
2893Which Ministry has started a campaign named Nirmal Bharat Yatra which focuses on making the country free from open defecation recently in October 2012?Ans) Ministry of Rural development
2894First ever "International Day of the Girl Child" was observed on?Ans) 11th October
2895Kelkar Committe report is associated with?Ans) Fiscal consolidation
2896Name the public sector lender that selected Metlife as its partner for a proposed foray into the life insurance segment?Ans) Punjab National Bank
2897Which Indian PSU bank in tune with its plans to expand its retail division in the UK entered the mortgage market in the country for the first time?Ans) State bank of India
2898CMD of a Indian public sector bank is appointed by?Ans) Central Government
2899Which of the following country is a member of G8 group of countries?Ans) Russia
2900The Inter-State Council in India is chaired by the?Ans) Prime Minister
2901Which Indian economist is among the 26 people who have been appointed by the UN to advise the world body on the global development agenda beyond 2015?Ans) Abhijit Banergee
2902Which Indian University is known by "Oxford of the East"?Ans) Allahabad University
2903Who has been selected for the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award 2012?Ans) D. R. Mehta
2904In India, the planning commission of a state, is chaired by?Ans) Chief Minister of the state
2905Recently, Pakistan announced to confer its third highest civilian honour, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, to whom?Ans) Gopi Chand Narang
2906Nirmal Bharat Yatra is a?Ans) sanitation campaign
2907Which Stock Exchanges has emerged as the world's largest in terms of the number of trades in equity segments for the first six months of the 2012?Ans) NSE, India
2908Which in the list was the 100th mission of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?Ans) PSLV C-21
2909Who is the current president of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry?Ans) Vikramjit Singh Sahaney
2910Which of the following is a direct tax?Ans) Gift tax