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General Awareness

1. Hillary Clinton who was in India recently is the U.S. Secretary of _____________
(a) Commerce
(b) State
(c) Treasury
(d) Defence
(e) None of these
Answer (b)
2. If Indian Banking Industry had demonstrated its resilience to external shocks in 2008-09, the credit goes to ____________
(A) Policies of the RBI and the Government of India
(B) Strength of Indian Business Houses
(C) Foreign aid/Investment to Indian Companies
(a) Only A
(b) Only B
(c) Only C
(d) All A, B and C
(e) None of these
Answer (a)
3. Tembhli village which was in news is in ______________
(a) Bihar
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Odisha
(d) West Bengal
(e) Maharashtra
Answer (e)
4. Rohan Bopanna who represented India in an international event is a ______________
(a) Billiards Player
(b) Golf Player
(c) Chess Player
(d) Table Tennis Player
(e) Lawn Tennis Player
Answer (e)
5. AIBA Women's World Boxing championship was organized in September 2010 in ____________
(a) Rome
(b) New Delhi
(c) London
(d) Vienna
(e) Barbados
Answer (e)
6. Mr. A K Antony a Union Minister in the Indian Cabinet recently signed an agreement with South Korea. This means the agreement is for the Cooperation in the field of ___________
(a) Agriculture
(b) Rural Development
(c) Defence
(d) Steel and Iron
(e) None of these
Answer (c)
7. What is financial inclusion?
(a) To provide a permanent employment to the unemployed
(b) To provide a 100 days job to all those who are in need of job
(c) To provide banking services to all those living in remote areas
(d) To ensure that all financial transactions amounting Rs 50,00/- and above are done through banks.
(e) To provide finances for all
Answer (c)
8. Recently the term 3G was very much in news and even a conference on it was organised in India. What is the letter 'G' denotes in 3G?
(a) Grade
(b) Group
(c) Global
(d) Guild
(e) Generation
Answer (e)
9. Some major banks and financial institutions in various western countries were to wind up their business and/or declare themselves in financial problems during last few year. This trend is technically known as _____________
(a) Devaluation
(b) Deformation
(c) Global Slowdown
(d) Political backdrop
(e) Globalisation
Answer (c)
10. Which of the following international sports event was organised in Delhi in October 2010 in which several countries participated?
(a) Asian Games
(b) World Cup Cricket Tournament
(c) Asian Hockey Tournament
(d) Commonwealth Games
(e) None of these
Answer (d)
11. Exporters in India get insurance cover and risk cover from which of the following organisations?
(c) ECGC
(d) RBI
(e) None of these
Answer (c)
12. Which of the following places in India does not have a Stock Exchange?
(a) Kolkata
(b) Ahmedabad
(c) Mumbai
(d) Delhi
(e) Udaipur
Answer (e)
13. Sir Mota Singh who was knighted by the Queen Elizabeth II earlier this year is ___________
(a) first Sikh judge in UK
(b) first Sikh minister in UK
(c) first Indian to become Chancellor in Cambridge
(d) first Indian to become Governor of a State in USA
(e) None of these
Answer (a)
14. 'Ayodhya' which was in news recently is a place in ____________
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Bihar
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Jharkhand
(e) Uttar Pradesh
Answer (e)
15. Which of the following is the name of a private sector bank in India?
(a) IDBI Bank
(b) Axis Bank
(c) Corporation Bank
(d) UCO Bank
(e) All are private banks
Answer (a)
16. The Government of India does not provide any direct financial assistance to which of the following schemes?
(a) Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme
(b) Rural Health Mission
(c) Indira Aawas Yojana
(d) Jeevan Sthathi Yojana
(e) Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana
Answer (d)
17. What does the letter 'S' denotes in 'AFSPA' an abbreviation we very often see in newspaper?
(a) Slow
(b) Special
(c) State
(d) Solid
(e) Sovereign
Answer (b)
18. Which of the following terms is used in banking and finance?
(a) Abiotic
(b) Demand deposit
(c) Fat scales
(d) Diabetic
(e) Cathode
Answer (b)
19. Which of the following is a food crop?
(a) Maize
(b) Cotton
(c) Palm
(d) Jute
(e) Jatropha
Answer (a)
20. Vedanta Alumina is a company operating in the area of __________
(a) Shipping
(b) Minning
(c) Cement
(d) Textiles
(e) Banking
Answer (b)
21. Names of which of the following rates/ratios cannot be seen in financial newspaper?
(a) Bank rate
(b) Repo rate
(c) Cash Reserve Ratio
(d) Pulse rate
(e) Statutory Ratio
Answer (d)
22. An individual visiting UAE will have to make his/her payments in which of the following currencies?
(a) Dirham
(b) Taka
(c) Baht
(d) Peso
(e) Dinar
Answer (a)
23. Who amongst the following is not a famous writer?
(a) Sania Mirza
(b) V S Naipaul
(c) Chetan Bhagat
(d) Khuswant Singh
(e) Namita Gokhale
Answer (a)
24. 'Peepli Live' is a film directed by
(a) Anusha Rizvi
(b) Aamir Khan
(c) Kiran Rao
(d) David Dhawan
(e) None of these
Answer (a)
25. Which of the following is the chemical name of salt we use in our kitchen?
(a) Calcium Carbonate
(b) Calcium Chloride
(c) Sodium Carbonate
(d) Sodium Chloride
(e) None of these
Answer (d)
26. The judges of the Supreme Court of India now retire at the age of _________ years.
(a) 58
(b) 60
(c) 62
(d) 65
(e) 68
Answer (d)
27. Operation New Dawn is the beginning of stability in _____________
(a) Afghanistan
(b) Iran
(c) Sudan
(d) Sri Lanka
(e) Iraq
Answer (e)
28. Which of the following book is written by Kiran Desai?
(a) A house for Mr. Biswas
(b) 3 Mistakes of My Life
(c) A Tale of Two Sisters
(d) The Inheritance of Loss
(e) Tale of Two Cities
Answer (d)
29. Jimena Navarette who was crowned Miss Universe 2010 is from _________
(a) Mexico
(b) Venezuela
(c) Brazil
(d) New Zealand
(e) Italy
Answer (a)
30. India has an agreement with USA for producing energy in the form of __________
(a) Hydraulic
(b) Thermal
(c) Nuclear
(d) Solar
(e) All of the above
Answer (c)
31. Which of the following is an economic term?
(a) Plaintiff
(b) Bunker Blaster
(c) Deflation
(d) Lampoon
(e) Zero Hour
Answer (c)
32. Which of the following awards is given to sports persons in India?
(a) Shantiswarup Bhatnagar Awards
(b) Arjuna Award
(c) Kalidas Samman
(d) Saraswati Samman
(e) None of these
Answer (b)
33. Which of the following is the trophy/cup associated with game of cricket?
(a) Derby
(b) Merdeka Cup
(c) Santosh Trophy
(d) Duleep Trophy
(e) Durand Cup
Answer (d)
34. Who amongst of the following can take benefit of the Social Security Fund established by the Government of India for unorganised workers?
(a) Primary school teachers
(b) Employee of sugar factory
(c) Textile mazdoor
(d) Rickshaw puller
(e) Clerk in a factory
Answer (d)
35. Sushil Kumar who won a Gold medal at an international event is a famous ________
(a) Wrestling champion
(b) Golf player
(c) Table Tennis player
(d) Weight lifter
(e) None of these
Answer (a)
36. In case a major war breaks out between two nations, which of the following organisations/agencies will be seen in the battlefield, in addition to the armies of the fighting parties?
(a) WTO
(b) Red Cross
(c) CARE
(d) OPEC
(e) All of these
Answer (b)
37. Which of the following is the abbreviated name associated with food security?
(a) ASHA
(b) PDS
(c) WTO
(d) OPEC
(e) NPA
Answer (b)
38. Which of the following is a good and rich source of Vitamin C?
(a) Milk
(b) Radish
(c) Mango
(d) Lemon Juice
(e) Banana
Answer (d)
39. Who amongst the following Prime Minister was honoured Posthumously by the Government of Bangladesh for his/her contributions to the independence of the nation?
(a) Rajiv Gandhi
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Indira Gandhi
(d) Lal Bahadur Shastri
(e) None of these
Answer (c)
40. Who amongst of the following was never a Governor of the RBI?
(a) Bimal Jalan
(b) Y V Reddy
(c) Arup Roy Choudhury
(d) C Rangarajan
(e) D Subbarao
Answer (c)