Saturday, 3 March 2012

1. Who is India’s permanent representative to United Nations?
(a) Hardeep Singh Puri 
(b) M.K. Agnihotri
(c) Vijay Pasricha 
(d) None of these
Ans :a
2. Who is the principal scientific advisor to Government of India?
(a) R. Chidambaram 
(b) V.K. Saraswat
 (c) T.K. Thomas 
(d) None of these
Ans – a
3. Who is the Chairman of Central Water Commission?
(a) Balraj Madhok 
(b) A.K. Bajaj
(c) Shivran Puri
 (d) None of these
Ans – b
4. Who is the Deputy National Security Advisor?
(a) Shiv Shankar Menon 
(b) M.K. Narayanan
(c) Shekhar Dutt 
(d) None of these
5. Aligarh Muslim University is going to set its new campus at:
(a) Saharanpur
 (b) Meerut
(c) Murshidabad 
(d) Azamgarh
6. Who is the new Chairperson of National Commission for Backward classes?
(a) M.N. Rao
(b) T.K. Maken
(c) Ram Singh Senbar
(d) None of these
7. Who is the Chairperson of 19th Law Commission?
(a) P.V. Reddy 
(b) A.K. Lakshmanan
 (c) K.R. Kurup
 (d) None of these
8. Who is the Chairman of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights?
(a) Buta Singh 
(b) M.K. Kurup
(c) Shanta Sinha 
(d) Dheeraj Rohatgi
9. Mini Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas in October 2010 was held at:
(a) Cape Town
 (b) Durban
(c) Johannesburg 
(d) None of these
Ans: b
10. G-8 summit in June 2010 was held at:
(a) Ontario 
(b) Vancouver
(c) Huntsville 
(d) Quebec
11. Who is the CEO of Twitter?
(a) Dick Costello 
(b) Jorma Olila (c) Allan Bolt 
(d) None of these
12. Which country topped the Global Peace Index Report in 2010?
(a) New Zealand
(b) Iceland
 (c) Denmark
(d) Sweden
13. Who of the following is the recipient of Turner Prize 2010?
(a) Alex Rodriques
(b) Sergie Bryan
(c) Susan Philipsz
 (d) None of these
14. Who is the Chairperson of Railway Board?
(a) Vivek Sahay
 (b) J P Batra
(c) D P Aggarwal
(d) None of these
15. Who of the following is the recipient of Cervantes Prize 2010?
(a) John Stocker
 (b) Ana Maria
(c) C Andrew Stephen
 (d) None of these
16. Who founded the Telangana Praja Front in October 2010?
(a) G V Rao
 (b) K Chandrashekhar Rao
(c) N Srinivas
(d) None of these
17. M. B. Shah Commission is related to:
(a) Illegal mining
(b) Agricultural Statistics
 (c) Microfinance Institutions
(d) None of these
18. Who is the secretary General of Rajya Sabha?
(a) T.K. Vishwanathan
(b) Vivek Agnihotri
(c) V.K. Gupta
(d) None of these
19. What is RBI’s share in NABARD equity currently?
a. 99%
b. 51%
c. 49%
d. 1%
Ans:d. 1%
20.   is the indirect tax that registered maximum growth during the first half of 2010-11
a. Excise duty
b. Custom duty
c. Service tax
d. None of the above
Ans:  b. Custom duty
21. India recently signed a Line of Credit Agreement worth $ 1 billion with
a. Germany
b. Australia
c. Malaysia
d. Indonesia
Ans:  a. Germany
22. Which of the following key rate of RBI was highest among all as on November 2, 2010?
a. Repo rate
b. Reverse repo rate
c. Bank rate
d. Cash reserve ratio
Ans:a. Repo rate
23. US recently announced one of the largest weapons sales in its history worth about $ 60 billion to which country?
a. Kuwait
b. Saudi Arabia
c. Pakistan
d. Afghanistan
Ans: b. Saudi Arabia
24. Who among the following did not bag the Nobel Prize 2010 for Economics?
a. Christopher Pissarides
b. Peter Diamond
c. Dale Mortensen
d. Akira Suzuki
Ans: d. Akira Suzuki
25. Among the following, who did not fi gure in the Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women list?
a. Indra Nooyi
b. Chanda Kochhar
c. Savitri Jindal
d. Shikha Sharma
Ans: c. Savitri Jindal
26. The direct tax that registered negative growth during the first half of 2010-11 is
a. Corporate tax
b. Income tax
c. Wealth tax
d. Securities transaction tax
Ans: d. Securities transaction tax
27.   is not a financial regulator.
Ans: c. AMFI
28. The Indian rupee symbol is based on which script?
a. Roman
b. Devnagri
c. Both a and b
d. None of the above
Ans: c. Both a and b
29. The Nobel Prize in Economics 2010 was shared by how many  economists?
a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5
Ans: b. 3
30. Indentify  the Indian state that was the fi  rst to introduce Public Service Guarantee Act 2010.
a. Gujarat
b. Madhya Pradesh
c. Haryana
d. Bihar
Ans:  b. Madhya Pradesh
31. Who won the ‘Business Leader of the Year’ title at Economic Times Corporate Excellence
Awards 2010?
a. R. C. Bhargava(Maruti Suzuki)
b. Mukesh Ambani (RIL)
c. Aditya Puri (HDFC Bank)
d. Ratan Tata (Tata Group)
Ans: c. Aditya Puri (HDFC Bank)
32. The Union Government has declared   as the ‘National Heritage  nimal’  recently.
a. Tiger
b. Elephant
c. Lion
d. Camel
Ans:a. Elephant
33. India was ranked   in the Global Hunger Index released by IFPRI in October 2010.
a. 67th
b. 69th
c. 71st
d. 74th
Ans: a. 67th
34. The new chief of National Green Tribunal, constituted in October 2010 is
a. S. K. Puri
b. Anil K. Pandey
c. Lokeshewar Singh
d. Y. S. Dadwal
Ans:  c. Lokeshewar Singh
35. The Goods and Service (GST) proposed to be introduced in 2011 is likely to cover
a. Trade, Sales tax
b. Service, Trade tax
c. Service, Excise, Sales tax
d. Excise, Service, VAT tax
Ans: d. Excise, Service, VAT tax
36. India is exploring Shale gas reserves with which country?
a. France
b. Germany
c. United Kingdom
d. USA
Ans: d. USA
37. Who won the Lal Bahadur Shastri Award 2010 for excellence in public administration academia
and management?
a. Arvind Kezeriwal
b. Aruna Roy
c. Kapil Sibal
d. Zia Modi
Ans: b. Aruna Roy
38. The first World Statistics Day was celebrated on
a. October 17, 2010
b. October 18, 2010
c. October 19, 2010
d. October 20, 2010
Ans: d. October 20, 2010
39.Is not a part of the TAPI gas pipeline project.
a. India
b. Afghanistan
c. Turkmenistan
d. Pakistan
Ans: b. Afghanistan
40. The two-day summit of Finance Ministers of G-20 nations was held in which country?
a. China
b. India
c. South Korea
d. Canada
Ans: c. South Korea
41. Name the chairman of the high level infra finance committee formed by the Indian
a. Y. K. Alagh
b. Y. B. Reddy
c. C. Rangrajan
d. Rakesh Mohan
Ans:d. Rakesh Mohan
42. ‘Udyami’, a newly inaugurated helpline assists
a. Micro, Small and Medium enterprises
b. Large capital industries
c. Only female entrepreneurs
d. Farmers introducing technology in farming
Ans: a. Micro, Small and Medium enterprises
43. What is the term ‘Smart Money’ used for?
a. FDRs in Banks
b. Demand Drafts
c. Credit Cards
d. Internet Banking
Ans:c. Credit Cards
44. Companies are required to list shares within   days of the closure of the Initial Public Offers (IPOs), as per the new guidelines issued by SEBI.
a. 9
b. 12
c. 15
d. 18
Ans:b. 12
45. According to Census 2001, what is the percentage of urban population in India?
a. 26.7
b. 27.1
c. 27.8
d. 28.6
Ans: c. 27.8
46. India is placed at   position, out of 169 countries, in the ‘Medium  Human Development’ category classified by Human Development Report
a. 116th
b. 117th
c. 118th
d. 119th
Ans: d. 119th
47. Name the country that tops the Human Development Index (HDI) in the Human Development Report 2010.
a. Norway
b. United States
c. Australia
d. New Zealand
Ans: a. Norway
48. What is the number of Finance Commissions set up till date?
a. 11
b. 12
c. 13
d. 14
Ans: c. 13
49. RBI did not alter   in its review of monetary policy 2010-11 on November 2, 2010.
a. Only CRR
b. Only Bank Rate
c. Repo and Reverse Repo Rates
d. Both CRR and Bank Rate
Ans: d. Both CRR and Bank Rate
50. The per capita income in India stands at   (as per the revised estimated data for 2009-10)
a. Rs. 40,000
b. Rs. 44,354
c. Rs. 47,690
d. Rs. 48,356
Ans: b. `44,354
51. Identify the private telecom operator that was the first to introduce 3G services in India.
a. Vodafone
b. Docomo
c. Airtel
d. Aircel
Ans: b. Docomo
52. Foodgrains production stood at   million tonnes for the year 2009-10, as per the 4th advance estimates.
a. 218.20
b. 218.25
c. 218.50
d. 218.75
Ans: a. 218.20

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