Monday, 9 April 2012


1.‘Brushes with History’ is the biography of who among the following?
(a) Adi Godrej
(b) K.K. Birla   
(c) Subramanium Swamy 
(d) P.M. Lekhi 
2.Who is the new chairman of National Commission on Minorities?
(a) Wajahat Habibullah 
(b) Salman Khurshid 
(c) Shefi Quaraishi 
(d) Ratnavel Pandian 
3.Who is the president of Uganda?
(a) Kizza Besigye
(b) Yoweri Musseveni 
(c) Badru Kiggunda
(d) Wa Mutharika 
4.Where was 2011 cricket world cup opening ceremony held?
(a) Srilanka (b) India
(c) Bangladesh (d) None of these
5.‘The Sunset Club’ is a book authored by
(a) Khushwant Singh
(b) M.J. Akbar
(c) Gurcharan Das
(d) None of these 
 6.‘Ace Super City’ is a truck launched by: 
(a) Ashok Leyland (b) Tata Motors 
(c) Mistsubishi (d) None of these 
 7.Who of the following is the recipient of Alexander Graham Bell medal 2010?
(a) Nick Johnson
(b) Arogyoswami Paulraj 
(c) Claus Schwab
(d) Roger Tomlinson 
 8.Which bank has been presented with Skoch Financial Inclusion Award 2011 for ‘SHG Initiatives- Urban Financial Inclusion’?
(a) Union Bank of India
(b) Canara Bank
(c) Punjab National Bank
(d) Indian Bank 
9.World’s first art exchange has been launched at:
(a) London (b) Paris 
(c) Austerdam (d) Rome  
10.Xinhna is the news agency of: 
(a) China (b) Japan
(c) Malaysia (d) South Korea 
 11.Who is the chairperson of Economic Advisory Council of PM?
(a) Montek Singh Ahluwalia 
(b) Kaushik Basu 
(c) C. Rangrajan 
(d) Jagdish Bhagwati 
 12.Which country topped the HDI ranking in 2010?
(a) Norway (b) Sweden
(c) Iceland (d) None of these 
13.First world Statistics day was observed in 2010 on which of the following dates?
(a) 8 October (b) 20 October 
(c) 13 November (d) 27 December 
14.Who is the chairman of Steel Authority of India Limited?
(a) S.K. Khanna (b) Yogesh Agarwal 
(c) R. S. Sharma (d) C. S. Verma 
15.Who became the first motor woman of western railway on 13 October 2010?
(a) Priti Kumari (b) Divya Ajit 
(c) Somshekhari (d) Rajita Krishnan
16.Who is the chairman of Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority?
(a) D.K. Sikri 
(b) M.B. Lokur 
(c) Yogesh Aggarwal 
(d) R.K. Dikshit 
 17.Who of the following was crowned Miss Earth 2010?
(a) Nicole Faria (b) Manasvi Mangai 
(c) Beena Ullal (d) Radhika Bosquez 
 18.India- EU Summit in December 2010 was held on:
(a) Lisbon (b) Stockholm
(c) Brussels (d) None of these
 19.Who is the president of Nigeria?
(a) Umaru Yar Adua
(b) Goodluck Jonathan 
(c) M. Tandja 
(d) None of these 
20.Country’s first water gallery was inaugurated in:
(a) Delhi (b) Hyderabad
(c) Bhopal (d) Chandigrah 
21. Who is the new Director General of Civil Aviation?
(a) Bharat Bhushan 
(b) Tariq Mansoor 
(c) S.K. Tripathi 
(d) None of these 
 22.World Wide Web 2011 meet will be held at:
(a) Hyderabad               (b) Cape Town
(c) San Jose (d) None of these 
23.Who is the Chief of Research and Analysis Wing?
(a) K.C. Verma               (b) R.S. Sodhi 
(c) B.K. Negi (d) Sanjeev Tripathi 
 24.Which country is winners of Davis Cup in 2010?
(a) Spain (b) Russia
(c) Serbia (d) Italy
25.Operation Saiyam of Indian Army in related to:
(a) Disposing scrap ammunition
(b) Siachin Glacier
(c) Boundary Demarcation in Gilgit 
(d) None of these 
26.World cup football in 2018 will be held at:
(a) Brazil (b) Russia 
(c) Qatar (d) None of these 
27. Who is the PM of Israel?
(a) Benjamin Netyanhyu 
(b) Ehud Gaolmert 
(c) Yitzhak Rubin
(d) None of these
 28.Who is the new CM of Maharashtra?
(a) Ajit Pawar 
(b) Ashok Chavan 
(c) Prithvi Raj Chavan  
(d) None of these 
 29.Who is the CM of Andhra Pradesh?
(a) Kiran Kumar Reddy 
(b) K. Rosuiah 
(c) Chiranjeevi 
(d) None of these 
 30.Which of the following is the winners of Durand Cup in 2010?
(a) East Bengal
(b) Mohan Bagan 
(c) Dempo Sports Club
(d) Chirag United 
31. Can you identify the portfolio that Agatha Sangama, the youngest minister in the Manmohan team, holds from the given options?
(a) Minister of state for water resources 
(b) Minister of state for rural development
(c)Minister of state for road transport and        highways 
(d)Minister of state for youth affairs and sports 
32. Can you identify the name of the airlines whose flight 447 disappeared leaving without a trace in Atlantic ocean carrying a total of  228 passengers when it was on its way from Rio De Janeiro to Paris? 
(a) British Airways (b) United Airlines 
(c) Air France (d) Lufthansa 
33. This person was appointed as the first woman speaker of Lok Sabha . Name her from the given options. 
(a) Krishna Teerath (b) Meira Kumar 
(c) Sushma Swaraj (d) Ambika Soni 
34. This person will be the new Secretary -General of Amnesty International. Can you identify him from the given options? 
(a) Navaneetham Pillay 
(b) Salil Shetty 
(c) Nirupam Sen 
(d) None of these 
35. Can you identify the name of this Indian Telecom major that has started talking again  recently about the prospective acquisition 
of the African Operations of Kuwait based telecom company Zain Telecom?
(a) Essar Telecom 
(b) Idea Cellular 
(c) Bharti Airtel 
(d) Reliance Communications 
36. Goolam E.Vahnvati is the newly appointed ….
(a) Chief Election Commissioner of India 
(b) Attorney General of India 
(c) Solicitor General of India 
(d) Comptroller & Auditor General of India
37.Can you identify the strain of the virus that is responsible for the declared pandemic by the WHO, ‘Swine flu’, from the given options?
(a) AHIN2 (b) BHIN1
(c) AHINI (d) BH1N2
38. World’s first $100 billion brand is ...
(a) Coca-Cola (b) Google
(c) iPod (d) Microsoft
39. As per the latest data provided by  Transparency International, India ranks at _____ place on Corruption Index in 2010.
(a) 69 th (b) 87 th
(c) 48 th (d) 53 rd 
40. New chairman of Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is ...
(a) D.R. Mehta (b) M. Damodaran 
(c) G.N. Vajpauee (d) U.K. Sinha 
41. Madhu Koda who was in the news for the financial fraud, is a former chief minister of …
(a) Chhattisgarh
(b) Uttarakhand 
(c) Jharakhand
(d) Madhya Pradesh
42. Andhra Pradesh was very much in the news as the demand of a separate state was at its peak recently. Can you identify the name of the separate state that is the bone of contention? 
(a) Vidarbha
(b) Telangana 
(c) Rayalaseema
(d) None of these
43. Which one of the following has been longest serving Chief Minister of any Indian state?
(a) Mayawati (b) Sheila Dikshit 
(c) Jyoti Basu (d) Lalu Prasad Yadav 
44. Where would be held the World Cup Hockey Tournament in 2014?
(a) Germany (b) The Netherlands
(c) U.K. (d) Australia
45. Who is the newly appointed National Security Advisor?
(a) Shiv Shankar Menon 
(b) Shyam Sharan 
(c) MK Narayanan
(d) Ashwini Kumar
46. Can you identify the name of the movie that won the Best Motion Picture Award at the 83rd Academy Award also known as The Oscars, on Feb 28, 2011?
(a) The King’s Speech 
(b) Social Network
(c) Black Swan 
(d)  Inception
47. Which one of the following players was the winner of Australian Open Tennis Tournament 2011?
(a) Rafael Nadal (b) Roger Federer 
(c)  Andy Murray (d)  Novak Djokovic 
48. Which company was bought by Kraft Foods?
(a) Cadbury (b) Nestle
(c) KFC (d) Mcdonalds 
49. What is the name of India’s latest and VIIth Super Computer?
(a) Annapurna (b) Param 
(c) Pinak (d) None of these 
50. Who is the new National Security Advisor of United States?
(a) Colin Powell (b) Larry Page
(c) W Singham (d) Thomas Donilon 
51. Who is the Chairperson of Government appointed Special Task Force to examine development needs of Ladakh?
(a) Narendra Jadhav(b) Abhijit Sen 
(c) C Brahmachari (d) None of these 
52. Who of the following is the recipient of Turner Prize 2010?
(a) Alex Rodriques (b) Sergie Bryan
(c) Susan Philipsz (d) None of these 
53. Who is the new president of UN General Assembly?
(a) Juseph Deiss(b) Hans Rasmus Sen 
(c) Leon Panetta(d) None of these 
54. Who is the new PM of Netherlands?
(a) Mark Ruttea 
(b) Bill Carey
(c) Thakshin Sinawatra 
(d) None of these 
55. Who is the PM of Sweden?
(a) Fredrick Rainfeldt 
(b) Silvio Berlusconi
(c) Garry Wanders
(d) None of these 
56. Luka and Fire of Life is the latest book by-
(a) Arun Som             (b) Salman Rushdie
(c) Vikram Seth (d) None of these 
57. Who is the chairperson of Railway Board?
(a) Vivek Sahay (b) J P Batra 
(c) D P Aggarwal (d) None of these 
58. Khoj lab has been launched by which group?
(a) Future Group (b) Dell
(c) IBM             (d) Times group
59. Which of the following became the Ist Asian Country to sign Free Trade Agreement with European Union?
(a) South Korea (b) China
(c) India (d) None of these 
60. ‘The Emissary’ is the book authored by-
(a) Tarun Tejpal (b) Vinod Mehta
(c) Aniruddh Bahl (d) None of these
61. The national calendar of India was adopted in:
(a) 1953 (b) 1955
(c) 1957 (d) 1959 
62. Which of the following represents the number of members that comes from the states and union territories in the Rajya Sabha?
 (a) 233 (b) 238
(c) 242 (d) 246 
63.Find the incorrect abbreviation:
(a)OPEC – Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
(b) UNDP – United Nations Development Programme 
(c)UNEP – United Nations Education Programme 
(d) GATT – General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 
63. Judges of the Supreme Court of India retire at the age of:
(a) 60 years (b) 62 years
(c) 65 years (d) None of these  
64. Geographically speaking, which of the following is the largest island in the world? 
(a) Borneo (b) New Guiena 
(c) Greenland (d) Cuba 
65. Can you identify the name of the first Deputy speaker of the Lok Sabha from the given options?
(a) Hukum Singh
(b) Krishnamoorthy Rao  
(c) G.G.Swell  
(d) M. Ananthasayanam Ayyangar 
66. Under which of the following Lord’s tenure, Government of India act 1935 was passed?
(a) Lord Wavell
(b) Lord Linlithgow 
(c) Lord Mountbatten
(d) Lord Wellingdon  
67. This article grants the power to the President to pardon people who are convicted by court of law. Identify the article from the given options.
(a) Article 68 (b) Article 70
(c) Article 72 (d) Article 75  
68. Kanishka was a famous ruler of:
(a) Gupta dynasty
(b) Maurya dynasty
(c) Kushan Dynasty
(d) Chola Dynasty 
69. Which of the following amendments deal with the creation of the Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand as the new states in India? 
(a)81st   (b) 82nd
(c) 83rd (d) 84th
70. Which of the following personalities is also known as the ‘Morning star of the Indian Renaissance? 
(a) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar 
(b) Raja Ram Mohan Roy 
(c) Swami Vivekananda
(d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak 
71. Which of the following words was NOT inserted into the preamble by its amendment? 
(a) Integrity (b) Secularism
(c) Socialism (d) Sovereignty  
72. Who initiated the Mansabdari system?
(a) Aurangazeb (b) Sher Shah Suri 
(c) Akbar (d) Jehangir 
73. Which of the following represents the minimum age to become the member of the Council of states?
(a) 18 years (b) 25 years
(c) 30 years (d) 35 years  
74. Tughlaq –Nama is a famous work of:
(a)Alberuni (b) Amir Khusro 
(c) Hasan Nizami (d) Barauni 
75. Which of the following constitutional amendment was responsible for the conversion of Goa from a Union Territory to a state?
(a) 52nd amendment
(b) 54th amendment
(c) 56th amendment
(d) 58th amendment  
76. Which of the following was the first Indian women president of the Indian National Congress (INC)?
(a)Sarojini Naidu (b) Aruna Asaf Ali
(c) Annie Besant(d) Vijaylakshmi Pandit 
77. Which of the following was the first Indian state to have gone under the President’s rule? 
(a)Uttar Pradesh (b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Punjab   (d) Assam 
78. Which of the following is NOT matched properly ?  
Project River  
(a) Hirakud - Mahanadi  
(b) Nagarjunasagar - Cauvery
(c) Bhakhara Nangal - Satluj 
(d) Tungabhadra - Tungabhadra 
79. Which of the following is NOT matched properly ?  
Project River  
(a) Hirakud - Mahanadi  
(b) Nagarjunasagar - Cauvery
(c) Bhakhara Nangal - Satluj 
(d) Tungabhadra - Tungabhadra 
80. ‘Ashtangika Marga’, is the path for the elimination of the human misery, propounded by:
(a) Mahavira 
(b) Gautama
(c) Adi Shankaracharya 
(d) Kabir 
81. Which article of the constitution of India abolishes untouchability?
(a) Article 14 (b) Article 17
(c) Article 19 (d) Article 21 
82. Vienna is situated on the banks of:
(a) Seine (b) Thames
(c) Danube (d) Tiber  
83. Which article of the Constitution of India defines money bill? 
(a) Article 110 (b) Article 124
(c) Article 234 (d) Article 324 
84. Star, Bus and Ring configuration are most properly used types of:
(a) WAN (b) MAN
(c) LAN (d) None of these 
85. This personality is also known as the Father of English Poetry .Can you identify him from the given options?
(a) John Milton(b) Geoffrey Chaucer 
(c) Shakespeare(d) James Joyce 
86. This personality is also known as the Father of English Poetry .Can you identify him from the given options?
(a) John Milton(b) Geoffrey Chaucer 
(c) Shakespeare(d) James Joyce 
87. Which of the following is the chemical formula of Quartz? 
(a) Calcium Oxide
(b) Calcium Sulphate 
(c) Silicon Dioxide 
 (d) Magnesium Sulphate 
88. The first Indian to win the Magsaysay award was:
(a) Jai Prakash Narayan 
(b) Acharya Vinoba Bhave 
(c) B.C. Roy
(d) B.R. Ambedkar  
89. This is the heaviest metal , can you identify it from the given options? 
(a) Rhodium
(b) Osmium
(c) Plutonium
(d) Astatine 
90. This institute is NOT located in Delhi. Identify it from the given options:
(a)Central Road Research Institute
(b)National Institute of Communicable Diseases
(c)National Gallery of Modern Art
(d)Central Drug Research Institute 
91. Huntington’s disease is caused by the malfunctioning of:
(a)Kidney (b) Brain
(c) Liver (d) Pancreas 
92. Rouf is the name of the folk dance that belongs to:
(a) Gujarat (b) Jammu &     Kashmir
(c) Karnataka   (d) Maharashtra 
93. Who is credited with the invention of e-mail? 
(a) Ray Tomlinson(b) Jeffrey Bezos 
(c) Jerry Yang (d) Steve Woznik  
94. Who wrote India Unbound?
(a) MS Vindi Banga 
(b) Gurcharan Das 
(c) Pawan K Verma 
(d) Shashi Tharoor  
95. Who discovered Ultrasound?
(a)Ian Donald (b) Roger Bacon
(c) JP Merrill (d) Joseph Lister 
96. This personality is the first recipient of the Jnanpith award. Identify him from the given options:
(a) K. V. Puttappa 
(b) G. Sankar  Kurup 
(c) Umashankar Joshi
(d) Sumitranandan Pant 
97. Cinnabar is an ore of:
(a) Lithium (b) Mercury
(c) Zinc (d) Iron 
98. The Count Of Monte Cristo is a famous novel by:
(a) Ernest Hemingway
(b) Alexander Dumas
(c) Charles Dickens
(d) William Thackeray   
99. Cirrhosis is the disease which affects the:
(a)Eyes (b) Brain
(c) Liver   (d) Immunity system  
100. Find the odd one out:
(a) Trygve Lie
(b) U Thant  
(c) Boutros Boutros Ghali 
(d) Camille Gutt.

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