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Ques. : 1 Which of the following has recently invited India to be a partner in its ballistic missile defence (BMD) programme?

1) The United States 2) European Union 3) North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 4) Russia 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 2 Dan Shechtman, who has won this years Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering quasi-crystal, belongs to: 1) US 2) Britain 3) Israel 4) Sweden 5) Germany Ans.) 3 Ques. : 3 Name the Swedish poet who has been awarded this years Nobel Prize in literature for his work New Collected Poems? 1) Phillip Roth 2) Bob Dylan 3) Cees Nooteboom 4) Tomas Transtromer 5) Ko Un Ans.) 4 Ques. : 4 What is the name of the worlds cheapest tablet PC, costing just Rs 2,276, which has been produced by India and that would be available at around half this price to students as part of the governments programme to expand education through IT? 1) Sudarshan 2) Aakash 3) Khoj 4) Saraswati 5) Laxmi Ans.) 2 Ques. : 5 Rating of which of the following public sector bank has recently been downgraded by the Moodys in view of the alarming rise in non-performing assets (NPA) levels of the bank? 1) Punjab National Bank 2) Bank of Baroda 3) Bank of Maharashtra 4) Central Bank of India 5) State Bank of India Ans.) 5 Ques. : 6 Manjeet Singh, for whom the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has filed an appeal with the National Anti-Doping Appeal panel, seeking a life ban on him, is associated with: 1) Athletics 2) Hockey 3) Football 4) Boxing 5) Wrestling Ans.) 4 Ques. : 7 What is Kala Patthar? 1) A land rover to be placed on Indias moon mission Chandrayan 2) The worlds highest webcam installed on Mt Everest 4) Milestones placed on the Golden Quadrilateral 3) Huge uranium ores discovered recently in Andhra Pradesh Highway 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 8 With which country India has signed a treaty to train that countrys security forces? 1) Iraq 2) South Sudan 3) Libya 4) Afghanistan 5) Syria Ans.) 4 Ques. : 9 Which bank is in process of acquiring select assets of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in India for which it is in consultation of the banking regulator RBI? 1) ICICI 2) HSBC 3) HDFC 4) State Bank of India 5) Axis Bank Ans.) 2 Ques. : 10 Which country has imposed a fat tax on foods such as butter and oil as a way to curb unhealthy eating habits recently?

1) Denmark 2) Britain 3) Canada 4) France 5) Austria Ans.) 1 Ques. : 11 Bruce Beutler, Jules Hoffman and Ralph Steinman have been awarded this years Nobel Prize in Medicine for: 1) Drug resistant Japanese encephalitis 3) Breakthrough in treating HIV/AIDS 5) None of these 2) New cancer research 4) Two-tier structure of the immune system Ans.) 4

Ques. : 12 Indian agro industry is eying China as a potential importer of Flue Cured Virginia (FCV) grown mainly in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka? FCV is the variety of: 1) Tea 3) Tobacco 5) Rubber 2) Coffee 4) Betel nut Ans.) 3

Ques. : 13 Who has been presented the Dilip Bose lifetime achievement award recently by the All India Tennis Association? 1) Praveen Kumar 3) Vijay Amritraj 5) Harsh Mankad 2) Kawaljeet Singh 4) Vijay Damani Ans.) 2

Ques. : 14 The government has hiked the foreign direct investment (FDI) cap in FM radio to 26 from: 1) 10% 3) 16% 5) 20% 2) 12% 4) 18% Ans.) 5

Ques. : 15 The ambitious Rs 1,800-crore Indira Jal Prabha programme launched recently, aims at providing irrigation facilities to the land belonging to: 1) Drought-hit farmers 3) Marginal farmers 5) War widows 2) People below poverty line 4) SCs/STs Ans.) 4

Ques. : 16 Ram Dayal Munda, who passed away recently, was a famous: 1) Musician 3) Dramatist 5) Educationist 2) Politician 4) Novelist Ans.) 1

Ques. : 17 Which country has recently witnessed massive demonstrations against government-backed banking bailouts and corporate influence in politics? 1) Greece 3) US 5) Germany 2) Italy 4) France Ans.) 3

Ques. : 18 Which of the following Bills of Indian parliament has inspired the Sri Lankan government to move a similar bill in the island nations parliament? 1) National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme 3) Right to Education Bill 5) New Direct Tax Code Bill 2) Food Security Bill 4) Right to Employment Bill Ans.) 2

Ques. : 19 Which is the first West Asian country for which the government has launched a web-based procedure of attesting contracts of Indian workers working there to prevent exploitation by foreign employers? 1) United Arab Emirates 3) Bahrain 5) Egypt 2) Saudi Arabia 4) Turkey Ans.) 1

Ques. : 20 World Tourism Day (WTD) is observed annually on 27 September. What was the theme for WTD 2011? 1) Tourism Linking Cultures 3) Tourism opens doors for women 5) None of these Ques. : 21 Which country has been hit by Hurricane Jova recently? 1) Mexico 2) Brazil 2) Tourism & Biodiversity 4) Sport and tourism Ans.) 1

3) Peru 5) The United States

4) Venezuela Ans.) 1

Ques. : 22 In which state the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has indicted the government for illegal mining in the state? 1) Karnataka 3) Orissa 5) Goa 2) Jharkhand 4) Madhya Pradesh Ans.) 5

Ques. : 23 Who has written the biography of the Congress leader Sonia Gandhi Sonia Gandhi: An Extraordinary Life, an Indian Destiny? 1) Amit Chaudhuri 3) Anjali Joseph 5) Moni Mohsin 2) Rani Singh 4) Rana Dasgupta Ans.) 2

Ques. : 24 Who among the following has been bestowed with the prestigious Akshay Mohanty Samman for 2011 recently? 1) Manna Dey 3) Gulzar 5) Lata Mangeshkar 2) Ilayaraja 4) Asha Bhosle Ans.) 4

Ques. : 25 Which Indian cricketer has launched a sports academy recently in Jhajjar in Haryana? 1) MS Dhoni 3) Sachin Tendulkar 5) Kapil Dev 2) Virendra Sehwag 4) Ajay Jadeja Ans.) 2

Ques. : 26 Against which country India has decided to file a complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for imposing illegal duties by the country on cotton yarn imports? 1) Egypt 3) China 5) Saudi Arabia 2) Turkey 4) Nigeria Ans.) 2

Ques. : 27 In which country recently Indian-origin tycoon Pankaj Oswal has been accused of one of the countrys biggest corporate frauds for siphoning $113 million out of his Burrup Fertilizers? 1) Britain 3) Canada 5) South Africa 2) Australia 4) New Zealand Ans.) 2

Ques. : 28 Three women of Africa Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Tawakkul Karman and Leymah Gbowee have shared this years Nobel Peace Prize. Ellen Johnon became the first elected woman head of state of Africa. Ellen belongs to: 1) Liberia 3) Burundi 5) Congo 2) Sudan 4) Yemen Ans.) 1

Ques. : 29 Government panel headed by Planning Commission member Arun Maira in its report presented recently has suggested giving more powers to which of the following bodies with respect to mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical sector? 1) Competition Commission of India 3) Reserve Bank of India 5) Securities and Exchange Board of India 2) Finance Ministry 4) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Ans.) 1

Ques. : 30 Under whose chairmanship the Union Government has recently announced the reconstitution of the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) to energise and sustain the growth of manufacturing industries and help in the implementation of strategies by the government? 1) V Krishnamurthy 3) U K Sinha 5) C Rangarajan 2) Pranab Mukherjee 4) Dr D Subbarao Ans.) 1

Ques. : 31 Which 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? 1) Punjab National Bank 3) State Bank of India 5) Canara Bank 2) Oriental Bank of Commerce 4) Indian Overseas Bank Ans.) 3

Ques. : 32 With which one of the following countries India agreed to allow the entry of law firms? 1) United Kingdom 3) China 5) France 2) USA 4) Pakistan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 33 Rating of which of the following public sector bank has recently been downgraded by the Moodys in view of the alarming rise in non-performing assets (NPA) levels of the bank? 1) Punjab National Bank 3) Bank of Maharashtra 5) State Bank of India 2) Bank of Baroda 4) Central Bank of India Ans.) 5

Ques. : 34 Which of the following Bills of Indian parliament has inspired the Sri Lankan government to move a similar bill in the island nations parliament? 1) National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme 3) Right to Education Bill 5) New Direct Tax Code Bill 2) Food Security Bill 4) Right to Employment Bill Ans.) 2

Ques. : 35 Which country has recently witnessed massive demonstrations against government-backed banking bailouts and corporate influence in politics? 1) Greece 3) US 5) Germany Ques. : 36 Justice M B Shah Commission is probing into: 1) Illegal mining in Karnataka 2) Illegal mining in Goa 2) Italy 4) France Ans.) 3

3) Exact determinant to fix income level for people living below poverty 4) Police excesses in Maoist-infested line areas 5) Gopalgarh firing in Rajasthan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 37 Between which of the following stations, Indian Railways flagged off its first air-conditioned doubledecker chair-car train recently? 1) Mumbai-Surat 2) Howrah-Dhanbad

3) Howra-Patna 5) None of these

4) Mumbai-Goa Ans.) 2

Ques. : 38 Which country has abolished the official retirement, which makes mandatory for companies to give objective reasons for asking someone to go away their job on grounds of age? 1) Japan 3) Britain 5) Sweden 2) Russia 4) US Ans.) 3

Ques. : 39 Which state government has awarded those who have achieved 100 years of age with Shatayu Samman, in order to build consciousness about healthy ageing? 1) Bihar 3) Rajasthan 5) Tamil Nadu 2) Madhya Pradesh 4) Orissa Ans.) 2

Ques. : 40 Who among the following has got this years Nobel Prize in Economics for providing ways to understand the impacts of policy changes or shocks such as surging oil prices on output, inflation and employment? 1) Richard Thaler and Robert Schiller 3) Jean Tirole and Oliver Hart 5) None of these
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2) Martin Weitzman and William Nordhaus 4) Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims Ans.) 4

Ques. : 41 Which of the following is NOT True regarding the draft National Telecom Policy 2011 announced recently? 1) It proposes to accord telecom industry status of infrastructure industry 3) Mobile Numbers can be ported to any part of the country 5) It proposes to do away with the telecom regulator TRAI 2) There will be no roaming charges 4) There will be one telecom, without any circles Ans.) 5

Ques. : 42 Who among the following has won the 26th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration? 1) Javed Akhtar 2) Mahashweta Devi

3) Balraj Puri 5) Shyam Benegal

4) Mohan Dharia Ans.) 4

Ques. : 43 Delhi state government has recently launched a micro-finance project for women. Which of the following is correct? 1) The project aims at providing financial support to over one lakh vulnerable women in New Delhi. 3) A separate cell in finance ministry of the Delhi government has been set up to monitor the project. 5) None of the above is correct 2) The project will be implemented by the Samajik Suvidha Sangam in collaboration with Delhi chapter of SEWA. 4) Both (A) & (B) are correct Ans.) 4

Ques. : 44 Which one of the following states has launched the social auditing programme of gram panchayats? 1) Goa 3) Uttar Pradesh 5) Orissa 2) Assam 4) Bihar Ans.) 2

Ques. : 45 The largest ever water supply scheme in Himachal Pradesh has been inaugurated in __ district. 1) Kangra 3) Kinnaur 5) Manali 2) Kullu 4) Sirmaur Ans.) 1

Ques. : 46 The Supreme Court has ordered Delhis private hospitals to provide free treatment to the poor. The bench asked the city hospitals to reserve __ percent of their out-patient department capacity and__ percent of beds at the indoor level for free treatment of the poor. 1) 25; 10 3) 10; 25 5) 50; 25 2) 35; 20 4) 25; 25 Ans.) 1

Ques. : 47 The youngest country of the world South Sudan recently chose __ as its official language. 1) French 3) English 5) Zulu 2) Arabic 4) Spanish Ans.) 3

Ques. : 48 Which country has been made chairman of the United Nations South Asian Regional Commission for Tourism at the recently held United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Conference at Gyeongju in South Korea? 1) Sri Lanka 3) India 5) Bhutan 2) Bangladesh 4) Pakistan Ans.) 3

Ques. : 49 With which country India has signed an extradition treaty recently? 1) Denmark 3) South Korea 5) Vietnam 2) Turkmenistan 4) Turkey Ans.) 5

Ques. : 50 According to the latest Election Commission guidelines, what percentage of votes a party must get for being recognized as a State Party, irrespective of the number of seats it gets? 1) Four 3) Six 5) Four 2) Five 4) Five Ans.) 4

Ques. : 51 Which country has announced a mass prisoner amnesty, which include pro-democracy campaigners, journalists, monks and lawyers, in a major sign of change in the authoritarian state? 1) Sri Lanka 3) Myanmar 5) Libya 2) Cuba 4) China Ans.) 3

Ques. : 52 In the recently released Global Hunger Index (GHI) what is the rank of India in a group of 81 countries? 1) Fourth 3) 67th 5) 19th 2) 25th 4) 36th Ans.) 3

Ques. : 53 Which of the following life insurance company has launched two unit-linked insurance plans (ULIPs) Elite Life and Elite Wealth aimed at high net worth individuals? 1) SBI Life 2) Reliance Life Insurance

3) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance 5) Max New York Life Insurance

4) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Ans.) 4

Ques. : 54 With which country India has held its first Higher Education Summit recently? 1) Britain 3) Russia 5) Japan 2) US 4) France Ans.) 2

Ques. : 55 What is newly introduced Niryat Bandhu scheme? 1) Universalising computer education in 2) Incentives offered to exporters from Bangladesh India 3) A package for IT exporters of India 5) None of these 4) A scheme to guide first generation of entrepreneurs involved in international trade Ans.) 4

Ques. : 56 Name the rival prize of Man Booker Prize recently announced by a group of prominent British writers, literary agents and critics, amid growing row over the quality of this years Booker shortlist? 1) The British Nobel Prize 3) The Literature Prize 5) None of these 2) The British Booker 4) The Best Literature Ans.) 3

Ques. : 57 In which country Indias flagship oil and gas explorer ONGCs overseas investment arm, ONGC Videsh has sealed a deal to take 25% stake in Satpayev hydrocarbon reserve? 1) Russia 3) Turmenistan 5) Kazakhstan Ques. : 58 Malimath Committee report is related to: 1) Accountability measures for lower bureaucracy 2) Judicial reforms 3) Welfare of weaker sections 5) Pay revision for high court judges 4) Reservation for Muslims in states Ans.) 2 2) Vietnam 4) Azerbaijan Ans.) 5

Ques. : 59 Indias Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C18) which has been launched recently is carrying MeghaTropiques to study the weather and climate in the tropical regions of the world. The Megha-Tropiques is the joint mission of India and 1) France 3) Italy 5) Russia 2) Luxembourg 4) Singapore Ans.) 1

Ques. : 60 In which city the Reserve Bank of Indias exhibition named Mint Road Milestone showcasing the banks 75-year-long journey recently? 1) New Delhi 3) Kolkata 5) Jaipur 2) Mumbai 4) Chennai Ans.) 5

Ques. :61 Who has written the book Looking Back Into the Future: Identity & Insurgency in Northeast India? 1) Philipp Heimerdinger 3) Purshottam Agarwal 5) MS Prabhakaran 2) Indira Jaising 4) Vasant G. Gadre Ans.) 5

Ques. :62 Which of the following life insurance company has launched two unit-linked insurance plans (ULIPs) Elite Life and Elite Wealth aimed at high net worth individuals? 1) SBI Life 3) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance 5) Max New York Life Insurance 2) Reliance Life Insurance 4) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Ans.) 4

Ques. :63 In the recently released Global Hunger Index (GHI) what is the rank of India in a group of 81 countries? 1) Fourth 3) 67th 5) 19th 2) 25th 4) 36th Ans.) 3

Ques. :64 Which country has announced a mass prisoner amnesty, which include pro-democracy campaigners, journalists, monks and lawyers, in a major sign of change in the authoritarian state? 1) Sri Lanka 2) Cuba

3) Myanmar 5) Libya

4) China Ans.) 3

Ques. :65 According to the latest Election Commission guidelines, what percentage of votes a party much get for being recognized as a State Party, irrespective of the number of seats it gets? 1) Four 3) Six 5) Ten 2) Five 4) Eight Ans.) 4

Ques. :66 With which country India has signed an extradition treaty recently? 1) Denmark 3) South Korea 5) Vietnam 2) Turkmenistan 4) Turkey Ans.) 5

Ques. :67 Which country has been made chairman of the United Nations South Asian Regional Commission for Tourism at the recently held United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Conference at Gyeongju in South Korea? 1) Sri Lanka 3) India 5) Bhutan 2) Bangladesh 4) Pakistan Ans.) 3

Ques. :68 . Government panel headed by Planning Commission member Arun Maira in its report presented recently has suggested giving more powers to which of the following bodies with respect to mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical sector? 1) Competition Commission of India 3) Reserve Bank of India 5) Securities and Exchange Board of India 2) Finance Ministry 4) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Ans.) 1

Ques. :69 The government is considering raising the limit of foreign investment in bonds of infrastructure companies. What is the current limit? 1) $ 3 billion 3) $ 6 billion 2) $ 5 billion 4) $ 8 billion

5) $ 10 billion

Ans.) 2

Ques. :70 Which state of India has constituted a task force to make the state tobacco free? 1) Bihar 3) Punjab 5) Gujarat 2) Delhi 4) Uttar Pradesh Ans.) 3

Ques. :71 In which country the IBSA (India-Brazil-South Africa plus Russia and China) summit has been organized in October? 1) Brazil 3) South Africa 5) China 2) India 4) Russia Ans.) 3

Ques. :72 At which of the following place recently the Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair, Asias biggest such event was organized? 1) Chandigarh 3) Manesar 5) Ranchi 2) Agra 4) Greater Noida Ans.) 4

Ques. :73 Recently four employees have been given the Prime Ministers Sharam Award for 2009. They are the employees of: 1) Hindustan Zinc 3) HPCL 5) NTPC 2) BHEL 4) SAIL Ans.) 1

Ques. :74 Chickens Neck in northern West Bengal is Indias link with which country? 1) Bangladesh 3) Nepal 5) China 2) Myanmar 4) Bhutan Ans.) 2

Ques. :75 Dennis Ritchie, who was found dead recently at his home in New York, was a/an 1) Economist 2) Gay rights activist

3) Expert of chemical weapons 5) Hollywood actor

4) Computer wizard Ans.) 4

Ques. :76 In which state Indias longest rail tunnel (11-kilometer-long) has been completed recently? 1) Kerala 3) Jammu & Kashmir 5) Arunachal Pradesh 2) Maharashtra 4) Himachal Pradesh Ans.) 3

Ques. :77 At which of the following place the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Mayawati has recently inaugurated multi-billion Dalit Prerna Sthal? 1) Lucknow 3) Agra 5) Ghaziabad 2) Rai Barreily 4) Noida Ans.) 4

Ques. :78 In which country the minority Coptic Christians were protesting against the burning of a church recently, many people died in clashes and the countrys finance resigned over the issue? 1) Turkey 3) Uganda 5) South Africa 2) Egypt 4) Nigeria Ans.) 2

Ques. :79 Which countrys parliament has recently passed three long-stalled free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama? 1) India 3) US 5) China 2) Japan 4) Russia Ans.) 3

Ques. :80 Which country will implement Volcker rule from next year, which would limit proprietary trading at banks and restrict the investments they can make in hedge funds and private equity? 1) China 3) Greece 5) Spain 2) US 4) Italy Ans.) 2

Ques. :81 . Name the film being made by the Hollywood film-maker Roger Spottiswoode based on mathematical genius Srinivas Ramanujan, starring actor Siddharth? 1) Tomorrow Never Dies 3) The First Class Man 5) Inkheart Ques. :82 G-20 finance ministers meeting was held recently in: 1) London 3) Maastricht 5) Paris 2) Glasgow 4) Washington Ans.) 5 2) The Man of Future 4) Kings Speech Ans.) 3

Ques. :83 Which among the following is the most polluted city of India as per recent World Health Organization estimates? 1) Kanpur 3) Chennai 5) Delhi 2) Ludhiana 4) Jamshedpur Ans.) 2

Ques. :84 Which among the following entity was renamed by Jet Airways as JetLite to market it as a low-cost carrier, after acquisition? 1) Air Sahara 3) Indus Air 5) Alliance Air 2) Air Deccan 4) Archana Airways Ans.) 1

Ques. :85 Sudhir Vasudeva has been appointed as the chairman and managing director of which among the following state-owned PSUs? 1) NTPC 3) BHEL 5) SAIL 2) ONGC 4) HPCL Ans.) 2

Ques. :86 Anders Fogh Rasmussen is the chief of which among the following? 1) Council of Europe 2) Federal Reserves

3) NATO 5) World Bank

4) WTO Ans.) 3

Ques. :87 Which among the following is the NASA telescope that tries to search for life in every corner of Galaxy? 1) Chandra 3) Kepler 5) Atlantis 2) Hubble 4) Euclid Ans.) 3

Ques. :88 What was the name of Chinas first lunar probe that impacted moon a few years ago? 1) Change 1 3) HaiYang 5) Tiangong 2) Fengyun 4) Tansuo-1 Ans.) 1

Ques. :89 Femina, the famous womens magazine of India is published by which among the following publishers? 1) Times Group 3) HT Group 5) India Today Group 2) Hindu Group 4) Indian Express Group Ans.) 1

Ques. :90 Which among the following is the venue of November 2011 G-20 Summit? 1) Rome 3) Tokyo 5) St Petersburg
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2) London 4) Cannes Ans.) 4

Ques. : 91 Fauja Singh was recently making headlines because: 1) He is the oldest person in the world to climb Mt Everest 3) He has been appointed the new chief of the RSS 5) None of these 2) He was the head of India-Pakistan joint marathon race 4) He is the worlds oldest marathon winner Ans.) 4

Ques. : 92 In which country, in a historic step, the armed Basque separatist group Eta has decided to end more

than four decades of violence? 1) Turkey 3) Thailand 5) Turkey 2) Spain 4) Spain Ans.) 2

Ques. : 93 Name the Indian who has won the 13rd Raid de Himalaya motor rally in extreme four-wheeler category recently? 1) Suresh Rana 3) Umesh Raheja 5) Shakti Bajaj 2) Navdeep Thareja 4) Hardeep Bawa Ans.) 1

Ques. : 94 Which two states have jointly launched an operation named Operation Thunder against the Maoists? 1) Bihar and Jharkhand 3) Jharkhand and Chattisgarh 5) Bihar and Jharkhand Ques. : 95 World Food Day is observed every year on: 1) June 12 3) November 24 5) April 26 2) October 16 4) March 8 Ans.) 2 2) Jharkhand and Orissa 4) Jharkhand and Orissa Ans.) 3

Ques. : 96 The government is considering raising the limit of foreign investment in bonds of infrastructure companies. What is the current limit? 1) $ 3 billion 3) $ 6 billion 5) $ 10 billion 2) $ 5 billion 4) $ 8 billion Ans.) 2

Ques. : 97 Which state of India has constituted a task force to make the state tobacco free? 1) Bihar 3) Punjab 2) Delhi 4) Uttar Pradesh

5) Gujarat

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 98 Which country has recently pleaded to be made a member of the India-Brazil-South Africa grouping (IBSA), which India has rejected? 1) China 3) Pakistan 5) Russia 2) Turkey 4) Afghanistan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 99 The International Film Festival of India is held every year in: 1) New Delhi 3) Hyderabad 5) Kolkata 2) Mumbai 4) Goa Ans.) 4

Ques. : 100 What is Occupy Wall Street campaign? 1) Libyan rebel leaders protest against American hegemony in the country 3) A fight between developed and developing countries over the leadership of IMF and the World Bank 5) None of these 2) A major movement in Western countries against dollar as international currency of trade 4) A protest against bank bailouts, corporate greed, and the unchecked power of business in US Ans.) 4

Ques. : 101 Which of the following private bank of India has announced the opening of 66 new branches and 34 ATMs all over India? 1) Federal Bank 3) Yes Bank 5) Karur Vysya Bank 2) Kotak Mahindra Bank 4) South Indian Bank Ans.) 1

Ques. : 102 In which blue chip public sector undertaking (PSU) the government has decided to sell 5 per cent of its equity, in order to gear up for meeting the ambitious disinvestment target of Rs 40,000 crore for the current fiscal year? 1) Power Finance Corporation 3) SAIL 5) Hindustan Cables 2) ONGC 4) HPCL Ans.) 2

Ques. : 103 Who among the following Hindi novelist has been given the countrys highest literary award Jnanpith Award, who wrote novels like Raag Darbari, Agyatvas, Bisrampur Ka Sant, etc? 1) Aruna Sitesh 3) Shrilal Shukla 5) Vishwaranjan 2) Satish Varma 4) Ravindra Kalia Ans.) 3

Ques. : 104 In which state Saanjh Kendras have been started, which enable the people to go for permissions, certificates, verification of passports, vehicles, tenants and servants, etc in these Kendras, rather than going to police? 1) Bihar 3) Uttar Pradesh 5) Madhya Praesh 2) Haryana 4) Punjab Ans.) 4

Ques. : 105 The Tshwane Declaration, recently signed by India and some other countries is related to: 1) Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit 3) BIMSTEC summit 5) BRICS summit 2) IBSA summit 4) SAARC summit Ans.) 2

Ques. : 106 Which among the following is the most polluted city of India as per recent World Health Organization estimates? 1) Kanpur 3) Chennai 5) Delhi 2) Ludhiana 4) Jamshedpur Ans.) 2

Ques. : 107 Which among the following entity was renamed by Jet Airways as JetLite to market it as a low-cost carrier, after acquisition? 1) Air Sahara 3) Indus Air 5) Alliance Air 2) Air Deccan 4) Archana Airways Ans.) 1

Ques. : 108 Sudhir Vasudeva has been appointed as the chairman and managing director of which among the following state-owned PSUs?

1) NTPC 3) BHEL 5) SAIL

2) ONGC 4) HPCL Ans.) 2

Ques. : 109 Anders Fogh Rasmussen is the chief of which among the following? 1) Council of Europe 3) NATO 5) World Bank 2) Federal Reserves 4) WTO Ans.) 2

Ques. : 110 Which among the following is the NASA telescope that tries to search for life in every corner of Galaxy? 1) Chandra 3) Kepler 5) Atlantis 2) Hubble 4) Euclid Ans.) 3

Ques. : 111 Fauja Singh was recently making headlines because: 1) He is the oldest person in the world to climb Mt Everest 3) He has been appointed the new chief of the RSS 5) None of these 2) He was the head of India-Pakistan joint marathon race 4) He is the worlds oldest marathon winner Ans.) 4

Ques. : 112 In which country, in a historic step, the armed Basque separatist group Eta has decided to end more than four decades of violence? 1) Turkey 3) Palestine 5) Italy 2) Spain 4) Egypt Ans.) 2

Ques. : 113 Who has written the book Pages from the Past: A Journalist Looks Back? 1) Neerja Chowdhary 3) KP Srivastava 2) Kumkum Chaddha 4) Haroon Habib

5) AG Noorani

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 114 After Kolkata and Delhi, which city of India has started Metro train services named Namma Metro for daily commuters? 1) Jaipur 3) Bangalore 5) Ahmedabad 2) Hyderabad 4) Chennai Ans.) 3

Ques. : 115 Which city of India is all set to host the first international coloured gemstones Mines to Market conference? 1) Mumbai 3) Bangalore 5) Jaipur 2) New Delhi 4) Hyderabad Ans.) 5

Ques. : 116 Which of the following journalist has won the International Committee of the Red Cross award for the best Indian print media article on humanitarian issues? 1) Aman Seth 3) Reji Joseph 5) P Sainath 2) Uma Baba 4) Anup Sharma Ans.) 1

Ques. : 117 George Varghese Kakkanadan, who passed away recently, was a famous writer of: 1) Telgu 3) Kannad 5) Marathi 2) Tamil 4) Malayalam Ans.) 4

Ques. : 118 Who among the following writer has won this years Man Booker Prize for his fiction The Sense of an Ending? 1) Carol Birch 2) Patrick deWitt

3) Esi Edugyan 5) Carol Birch

4) Patrick deWitt Ans.) 5

Ques. : 119 Which among the following MLA of Uttar Pradesh has been disqualified by the Election Commission in a historic decision for advertising herself in newspapers without revealing the money paid on these paid news? 1) Seema Upadhyay 3) Umlesh Yadav 5) Premlata Devi 2) Dharmendra Yadav 4) St. Mithilesh Pal Ans.) 3

Ques. : 120 Name the state of India where people are protesting against the proposed nuclear power plant at Gorakhpur village and recently released a film 3 Mile to Gorakhpur to strengthen their resolve? 1) Maharashtra 3) West Bengal 5) Maharashtra 2) Haryana 4) Haryana Ans.) 2

Ques. : 121 In which of the following university, the Haryana government has approved a Centre of Excellence for bajra, known as the primary food of the poor? 2) Guru Jambeshwar 1) Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra University, Hisar 4) Maharshi Dayanand 3) Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa University, Rohtak 5) Ch. Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar Ans.) 5 Ques. : 122 Which city of India has launched an active campaign for seeking World Heritage City status from UNESCO? 1) Lucknow 2) Mysore 3) Aurangabad 4) Hyderabad 5) Delhi Ans.) 5 Ques. : 123 The army of which country is engaged with Indian army for the first time in Shakti exercises, the terrestrial war games, after regularly held joint naval exercises under the Varuna and Garuda series by the two air forces? 1) Indonesia 2) Russia 3) France 4) Britain 5) Japan Ans.) 3 Ques. : 124 Who among the following has been given the 40th Dhanvantri Award recently?

1) Dr Venugopal 3) Dr PN Tandon 5) Dr Vikram Kalra

2) Dr Naresh Trehan 4) Dr MK Mani Ans.) 4

Ques. : 125 According the latest World Bank report which country tops the list of countries for ease of doing business, in which India ranks 132? 1) Hong Kong 2) Singapore 3) United States 4) United Kingdom 5) Denmark Ans.) 2 Ques. : 126 The next South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit is to be held in November in: 1) Pakistan 2) Nepal 3) Sri Lanka 4) India 5) Maldives Ans.) 5 Ques. : 127 The 12th International Mineral Processing Technology Conference (MPT 2011) was held recently in: 1) Ranchi 2) Raipur 3) Udaipur 4) New Delhi 5) Bhubneswar Ans.) 3 Ques. : 128 In which state the State Tourism Department recently organized a two-day Shikara Festival? 1) Rajasthan 2) West Bengal 3) Karnataka 4) Jammu & Kashmir 5) Gujarat Ans.) 4 Ques. : 129 Which public sector bank is opening Crorepati Only branch in Jaipur, inviting 1,000 millionaires on Diwali to open privileged accounts with a minimum opening balance of Rs 1 crore? 1) State Bank of India 2) Punjab National Bank 3) Bank of Baroda 4) Oriental Bank of Commerce 5) Corporation Bank Ans.) 1 Ques. : 130 Which state is the worst performer in all human development indices, as per the Human Development Index (HDI), recently released by the Planning Commission of India? 1) Bihar 2) Chhattisgarh 3) Jharkhand 4) Uttar Pradesh 5) Uttarakhand Ans.) 2 Ques. : 131 In which city talks on a global treaty on banning the deadly chemical mercury was organized recently? 1) Copenhagen 3) Nairobi 2) Durban 4) Paris

5) Cancun

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 132 From which country the United States has declared to pull out all its troops by the end of 2011? 1) Afghanistan 3) Liberia 5) Pakistan 2) Libya 4) Iraq Ans.) 4

Ques. : 133 Which Indian woman has been awarded by the US President Barack Obama posthumously with the Presidential Citizens Medal, the highest civilian award of the US, for her courage in overcoming and speaking out against domestic abuse in the Indian-American community? 1) Vijaya Emani 3) Kiran Majumdar Shaw 5) Vijaya Emani 2) Manjula Padmanabhan 4) Manjula Padmanabhan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 134 According to the Human Development Index (HDI), released recently, in which state of India there is the highest incidence of malnutrition among Muslims SC and ST women? 1) Uttar Pradesh 3) Gujarat 5) Jammu & Kashmir 2) Bihar 4) West Bengal Ans.) 3

Ques. : 135 Against which country India is approaching the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over the imposition of 18% to 500% penal duties on imports of hot-rolled steel, which has priced Indian producers out of that country? 1) China 3) Israel 5) Japan 2) Italy 4) US Ans.) 4

Ques. : 136 In which of the following place pre-historic rock paintings have been unearthed

matching the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bhimbetka rock shelter in Madhya Pradesh? 1) Aurangabad, Maharashtra 3) Dhar, Madhya Pradesh 5) Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh 2) Bundi, Rajasthan 4) Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh Ans.) 2

Ques. : 137 Which of the following international grouping of nations has taken forward a proposal to establish a new global body, within the United Nations framework, to oversee global Internet governance? 1) BRICS 3) Sanghai Cooperation Organisation 5) ASEAN Ques. : 138 Who has written the book Autumn Raga? 1) Sidhartha Mishra 3) Ruskin Bond 5) Sidhartha Mishra 2) Chandan Mitra 4) Chandan Mitra Ans.) 5 2) BIMSTEC 4) IBSA Ans.) 4

Ques. : 139 In which city of India, the State Bank of India opened its first millionaire branch named Kohinoor Banjara Premium Banking Centre in 2010, inviting celebrities and wealthy people to open account with a minimum balance of Rs 1 crore? 1) New Delhi 3) Bangalore 5) Ahmadabad 2) Mumbai 4) Hyderabad Ans.) 4

Ques. : 140 After Kolkata and Delhi, which city of India has started Metro train services named Namma Metro for daily commuters? 1) Jaipur 3) Bangalore 2) Hyderabad 4) Chennai

5) Ahmadabad

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 141 Who among the following writer has won this years Man Booker Prize for his fiction The Sense of an Ending? 1) Carol Birch 3) Esi Edugyan 5) Julian Barnes 2) Patrick deWitt 4) Stephen Kelman Ans.) 5

Ques. : 142 Name the state of India where people are protesting against the proposed nuclear power plant at Gorakhpur village and recently released a film 3 Mile to Gorakhpur to strengthen their resolve? 1) Maharashtra 3) West Bengal 5) Tamil Nadu 2) Haryana 4) Punjab Ans.) 2

Ques. : 143 Which city of India has launched an active campaign for seeking World Heritage City status from UNESCO? 1) Lucknow 3) Aurangabad 5) Delhi 2) Mysore 4) Hyderabad Ans.) 5

Ques. : 144 Which famous journalist was recently appointed as one of the Information Commissioners of Bihar? 1) Deepak Chaurasia 3) Farzand Ahmad 5) Vikas Kumar Jha 2) MJ Akbar 4) Mammen Mathew Ans.) 3

Ques. : 145 Name the chief of the panel which has submitted its report asking the state-run banks to introduce and implement a performance management system to promote high performance culture among banks and outsource more and more non-core activities?

1) RP Goyal 3) Deepak Parekh 5) AK Khandelwal

2) KR Kamath 4) AC Mahajan Ans.) 5

Ques. : 146 Who is the head of the committee recently set up by the Planning Commission to help restore the financial health of the power distribution sector, which is reeling under huge losses? 1) Montek Singh Ahluwalia 3) BK Chaturvedi 5) C Rangarajan 2) Arun Maira 4) M Govinda Rao Ans.) 3

Ques. : 147 In which state the ambitious Rs 40,000 crore Prime Ministers Reconstruction Plan (PMRP) was launched to improve the infrastructure facilities across the state? 1) Nagaland 3) Bihar 5) Arunachal Pradesh 2) Jammu & Kashmir 4) Manipur Ans.) 2

Ques. : 148 Union government of India decided to ban the use of infertility drug Letrozole. Letrozole is mainly recommended for treating ____. 1) Cancer 3) AIDS 5) Hepatitis B 2) Dengue 4) Malaria Ans.) 1

Ques. : 149 World Food Day was observed on which of the following dates with the themeFood Prices From Crisis to Stability? 1) 15 October 3) 17 October 5) 25 October 2) 16 October 4) 18 October Ans.) 2

Ques. : 150 Which of the following McLarens driver won the Japanese Grand Prix in his adopted homeland, Japan on 9 October 2011? 1) Sebastian Vettel 3) Jenson Button 5) None of these 2) Max Webber 4) Fernando Alonso Ans.) 3

Ques. : 151 Which football club/team won the 2011 Durand Cup at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi with a 5-4 tie-break win? 1) East Bengal 3) Prayag United 5) Dempo Sports Club 2) Churchill Brothers 4) Mohun Bagan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 152 The Union agriculture ministry has proposed a hike of Rs 115 per quintal in the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat to what sum per quintal to cover rising farm input cost and encourage farmers to increase acreage? 1) Rs 1250 per quintal 3) Rs 1285 per quintal 5) Rs 1335 per quintal 2) Rs 1300 per quintal 4) Rs 1315 per quintal Ans.) 3

Ques. : 153 Who has been appointed as the head of a committee constituted by the government to form a comprehensive policy that will stipulate penalties for corrupt practices in private sector dealings? 1) Srinath Batni 3) Kiran Karnik 5) Nikhil Meswani 2) Gautam Hari Singhania 4) Shikha Sharma Ans.) 3

Ques. : 154 With which country India is putting in place infrastructure for 4,000-crore grid connection project to exchange nearly 1,000 MW of power? 1) Bangladesh 2) Sri Lanka

3) Pakistan 5) Nepal

4) Bhutan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 155 Al-Shabab, which owes allegiance to al-Qaeda, is a militant group, operating in: 1) Palestine 3) Russia 5) Tunisia 2) Pakistan 4) Somalia Ans.) 4

Ques. : 156 Which media publication house/s has/have been given the International Press Institute (IPI) India award for excellence in journalism, 2011? 1) India Today 3) Malayalam Manorama & Tughlaq 5) The Times of India 2) Indian Express & Outlook 4) Tehelka & The Week Ans.) 4

Ques. : 157 Who among the following famous personalities runs the non-governmental organization (NGO) named India Vision Foundation? 1) Baba Amte 3) Aruna Roy 5) Kiran Bedi 2) Anna Hazare 4) Swami Agnivesh Ans.) 5

Ques. : 158 Name the country where the moderate Islamist Ennahda party has taken lead in the countrys first democratic elections? 1) Syria 3) Libya 5) Sudan 2) Egypt 4) Tunisia Ans.) 4

Ques. : 159 DEPB Scheme which ended in September 2011 was related to: 1) Foreign Direct Investment 2) Foreign Institutional Investment

3) Export Promotion 5) Administered Price Mechanism

4) Import Substitution Ans.) 3

Ques. : 160 SLINEX II is the name of the joint naval exercise conducted recently between India and 2) France 4) Sri Lanka 5) Britain
2

Ans.) 4

Ques. : 161 As on October 25, 2011, what is the reverse repo rate stipulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? 1) 6.5% 3) 7.25% 5) 8% 2) 7% 4) 7.5% Ans.) 4

Ques. : 162 Which private insurer of India has launched the participatory endowment plan, Suraksha Kavach, which promises continuation of life cover for up to three years even in the event of premiums not being paid? 1) Bharti AXA Life Insurance 3) ING Vysya Life Insurance 5) Star Union Dai-ichi 2) Max New York Life Insurance 4) Aviva Life Insurance Ans.) 5

Ques. : 163 On which segment of power generation in India, EU and US are objecting to the national mission under the trade related investment measures (TRIMs) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), arguing that the mission requirements prevent them from exporting their technology and equipment? 1) Indias wind power mission 3) Indias geo-thermal energy mission 2) Indias bio-mass energy mission 4) Indias solar mission

5) Indias nuclear energy mission Ques. : 164 Salva Kirr is the President of: 1) Kenya 3) Tunisia 5) Canada 2) South Sudan 4) South Africa Ans.) 2

Ans.) 4

Ques. : 165 Forbes magazine has named which of the following women the most powerful woman of the world? 1) Sonia Gandhi 3) Angela Markel 5) Hillary Clinton 2) Condeela Rice 4) Queen Elizabeth Ans.) 3

Ques. : 166 Asia Pacific Parliamentarians Conference was recently held in: 1) Chiang Mai 3) Delhi 5) Manila 2) Ho Chi Minh City 4) Jakarta Ans.) 1

Ques. : 167 Who among the following has not been honoured with Arjun Award 2011? 1) Shabbir Ali 3) Pras Antha Karmaka 5) None of these 2) Somdev Devvarman 4) Rajpal Singh Ans.) 1

Ques. : 168 Who among the following has been honoured with Sahitya Akademy Award for Childrens Literature in Hindi language? 1) Shyam Dutt Parag 3) Ramesh Parekh 5) None of these 2) Hari Krishna Dev Sare 4) ML Thangappa Ans.) 2

Ques. : 169 Who among the following has requested the government to declare No Meat Day on January 12, as a measure to fight against climate change? 1) Narendra Modi 3) Shashi Tharoor 5) M Karunanidhi 2) Baba Ramdev 4) LK Advani Ans.) 3

Ques. : 170 Which mobile company has launched Asha series of mobile phones with Windows Operating System? 1) Apple 3) LG 5) Sony Ericsson 2) Samsung 4) Nokia Ans.) 4

Ques. : 171 Which country is scheduled to host the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which many countries are threatening to boycott? 1) Zimbabwe 3) Myanmar 5) Libya 2) Sri Lanka 4) Pakistan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 172 India has been providing assistance to which among the following neighbors for strengthening and extension of embankments along Lalbakeya, Bagmati and Kamla rivers? 1) Bangladesh 3) Pakistan 5) Myanmar 2) Nepal 4) China Ans.) 2

Ques. : 173 National Optical Fiber Network will be providing broadband connectivity to which among the following? 1) Municipalities 3) Panchayat Samitis 2) Gram Panchayats 4) Nagarpalikas

5) Metropolitan cities

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 174 Recently, the Government has approved a new Manufacturing policy, which aims to create one hundred million jobs in next 10 years. Government wants to lift the share of manufacturing sector in the GDP to 25 per cent in the next decade. What is the current (approximate) share of manufacturing sector in the GDP? 1) 12% 3) 19% 5) 22% 2) 16% 4) 20% Ans.) 2

Ques. : 175 Recently, the Government has decided to raise its quota in the International Monetary Fund, IMF from 2.44 to which among the following fractions so that India will be among the 10 largest quota share holders at the IMF? 1) 2.75% 3) 3.15% 5) 4% 2) 2.95% 4) 3.25% Ans.) 1

Ques. : 176 The Government has recently decided to augment the capital base of which among the following institutions by infusing 3000 crore rupees as governments equity? 1) SIDBI 3) NABARD 5) HUDCO 2) EXIM Bank 4) LIC Ans.) 3

Ques. : 177 Recently, the Government has decided to launch a Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) for rehabilitation of 223 dams in the states of Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Tamil Nadu with the assistance of which among the following bodies? 1) World Bank 3) Asian Development Bank 5) United Nations Development 2) International Monetary Fund 4) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Ans.) 1

Programme Ques. : 178 NATOs Operation Unified Protector was conducted in which among the following countries recently? 1) Egypt 3) Syria 5) Afghanistan 2) Libya 4) Pakistan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 179 Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner has been recently re-elected for a second term as President of which among the following countries? 1) Brazil 3) Argentina 5) Denmark 2) Peru 4) Chile Ans.) 3

Ques. : 180 Rajat Gupta, a prominent Indian-American recently surrendered before the FBI in New York in the case of insider trading scam. He belongs to which among the following companies? 1) Credit Suisse 3) BNP Paribas 5) Standard & Poors 2) Goldman Sachs 4) JP Morgan & Co Ans.) 2

Ques. : 181 Which among the following is the venue of the recent (October 2011) Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM)? 1) Venice 3) Ottawa 5) Windhoek 2) Perth 4) Canberra Ans.) 2

Ques. : 182 In which European country the Prime Minister needed the support of his coalition partners and the opposition to defeat a rebellion by Conservative backbenchers, who wanted Parliament to call a voters referendum on whether the country should stay in the European

Union? 1) Italy 3) France 5) Germany 2) Greece 4) Britain Ans.) 4

Ques. : 183 Japanese researchers scouring the deep seabed around Nagasaki uncovered the remains of a shipwreck of 13th century, belonging to: 1) China 3) Mongolia 5) Greece 2) India 4) Persia Ans.) 3

Ques. : 184 Which of the following rates is/are not fixed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? 1) Base Rate 3) Savings Account Rate 5) Reverse Repo Rate 2) Bank Rate 4) Repo Rate Ans.) 1

Ques. : 185 Which historical figure of India has found place in Irans Parliament Majlis, with his plaque being unveiled by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar recently in Tehran? 1) Jawaharlal Nehru 3) Rabindranath Tagore 5) Subhas Chandra Bose 2) Indira Gandhi 4) Bhagat Singh Ans.) 3

Ques. : 186 Which Indian cricketer along with the Olympic gold-medalist shooter Abhinav Bindra has been conferred the rank of honourary Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army recently? 1) Sachin Tendulkar 3) Rahul Dravid 5) Harbhajan Singh 2) MS Dhoni 4) Suresh Raina Ans.) 2

Ques. : 187 The bi-monthly newspaper The Peace Gong which has been launched recently by the Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Foundation in association with the Food and Agriculture Organisation in New Delhi, caters to the needs of: 1) The poor and destitute 3) Children 5) Foreign nationals living in India 2) Women 4) Elders Ans.) 3

Ques. : 188 The Hay Festival, one of the biggest literary events in the world, is scheduled to be held for the second time in November in: 1) Neemrana 3) Patna 5) Thiruvananthapuram 2) Jaipur 4) Nagpur Ans.) 5

Ques. : 189 Which state of India is to launch the Chacha Nehru Health Scheme, under which free medical check-up and treatment will be provided to all the school children? 1) Bihar 3) Maharashtra 5) Karnataka 2) Delhi 4) Madhya Pradesh Ans.) 2

Ques. : 190 In which city global conference on sea piracy will be held in 2012? 1) Melbourne 3) New Delhi 5) Paris
2

2) Johannesburg 4) Perth Ans.) 4

Ques. : 191 In which country, the countrys telecom regulator has threatened to fine Airtel if it fails to improve the quality of its services and prevent from registering new subscribers? 1) South Africa 2) Egypt

3) Malaysia 5) Kenya

4) Nigeria Ans.) 4

Ques. : 192 Which of the following luxury hotel group is the first Indian group to set up its hotel in China? 1) ITC Hotels 3) Taj Group 5) Jaypee Hotels 2) Maurya Shereton Group 4) Welcome Group Ans.) 3

Ques. : 193 The students of which among the following institutions have built the Jugnu satellite which is a remote-sensing satellite that will minor vegetation and waterbodies? 1) IIT Kanpur 3) SRM University 5) IIT Delhi 2) IIT Kharagpur 4) Andhra University Ans.) 1

Ques. : 194 Truong Tan Sang, who recently visited India is the president of which among the following countries? 1) Cambodia 3) Vietnam 5) Myanmar 2) Laos 4) Thailand Ans.) 3

Ques. : 195 Which among the following offices has recently become Indias first digital signature enabled department? 1) Directorate General of Supplies and 2) Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) Disposal (DGS&D) 3) Department of Income Tax 5) Enforcement Directorate 4) Agricultural and processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) Ans.) 2

Ques. : 196 Who among the following was recently awarded Lal Bahadur Shastri National

Award 2011 for excellence in Public Administration, academics and Management? 1) NR Madhava Menon 3) Satyabrata Rai Chowdhuri 5) None of these 2) Professor Yashpal 4) Naresh Dadhich Ans.) 2

Ques. : 197 The Ex Eastern Bridge 2011, was a joint exercise between the airforces of India and ___? 1) Bahrain 3) Oman 5) Syria 2) Saudi Arabia 4) Qatar Ans.) 3

Ques. : 198 In which among the following states of India, the National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS) is being set up? 1) Uttarkhand 3) Himachal Pradesh 5) Sikkim 2) Jammu & Kashmir 4) Arunachal Pradesh Ans.) 4

Ques. : 199 For which among the following products, Ramganj Mandi near Kota in Rajasthan was making news recently? 1) Handicraft Hub 3) Tech Park 5) New Tiger Reserve 2) Spice Park 4) National Investment Zone Ans.) 2

Ques. : 200 The composite-bodied Boeing 787 Dreamliner recently made its first commercial flight between ____? 1) Hong Kong and Tokyo 3) New York and Washington 2) Tokyo and New York 4) Washington and Tokyo

Ques. : 201 Rajat Gupta, a prominent Indian-American recently surrendered before the FBI in New York in the case of insider trading scam. He belongs to which among the following companies? 1) Credit Suisse 2) Goldman Sachs 3) BNP Paribas 4) JP Morgan & Co 5) Standard & Poors Ans.) 2 Ques. : 202 Sabastian Vettel, a Formula One racing driver who has recently won the F1 Indian Grand Prix driving for Red Bull Racing, belongs to: 1) Austria 2) Spain 3) Germany 4) France 5) Britain Ans.) 3 Ques. : 203 In which country Michael D Higgins, a poet and peace activist who campaigned against the Iraq invasion, has been elected as the new President? 1) Denmark 2) Scotland 3) Ireland 4) Spain 5) Sweden Ans.) 3 Ans.) 1 Ques. : 204 . In which state district-level powers of five departments viz elementary education, medical and health, agriculture, social justice and empowerment and women and child development have been transferred to village panchayats? 1) Bihar 2) Haryana 3) Punjab 4) Rajasthan 5) Karnataka Ans.) 4 Ques. : 205 Who among the following has been re-appointed as the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) for four more years? 1) Sir Don McKinnon 2) Emeka Anyaoku 3) Shridath Ramphal 4) Kamlesh Sharma 5) Arnold Smith Ans.) 4 Ques. : 206 In which city the environment ministers of BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) are to meet shortly to frame common position ahead of the crucial Durban climate conference? 1) Johannesburg 2) New Delhi 3) Beijing 4) Shanghai

5) Brasilia Ans.) 3 Ques. : 207 Who has written the book The Sly Company of People Who Care? 1) Shashi Tharoor 2) Rahul Bhattacharya 3) Chetan Bhagat 4) Niira Radia 5) Rajmohan Gandhi Ans.) 2 Ques. : 208 Name the Bengali film which has been selected as the inaugural film of the River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, 2011, in Florence, Italy? 1) Moner Manush 2) Chaplin 3) Howra Express 4) Motir Moina 5) Morshedul Islam Ans.) 2 Ques. : 209 Which of the following colonial award is proposed to be revived by the David Cameron government in Britain, which was awarded to people not considered suitable for the more grand honours because of their lowly social status? 1) Order of the British 2) Most Excellent Order of the Empire British Empire 3) Knighthood 4) Order of Merit 5) British Empire Medal Ans.) 5 Ques. : 210 On which of the following Chinese imports the European Union (EU) recently decided to impose anti-dumping tariffs? 1) Toys 2) Footwear 3) Sanitary goods 4) Polymer 5) Textile Ans.) 2
5) Beijing and New Delhi

Ques. : 211 Which country has agreed with India to accelerate joint development of rare-earth mineral deposits in India? 1) France 2) China 3) Vietnam 4) Japan 5) Turkey Ans.) 4 Ques. : 212 Name the Indian baby girl who is credited to have become the world seven billionth inhabitant? 1) Nargis 2) Indira 3) Dolly 4) Bharati 5) Kavita Ans.) 1

Ques. : 213 For revoking the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from a few districts of which state, there have been wide ranging consultations at the Centre? 1) Manipur 2) Chhattisgarh 3) Jammu & Kashmir 4) Nagaland 5) Arunachal Pradesh Ans.) 3 Ques. : 214 Who among the following has been given the 40th Dhanvantari award for excellence in medical services recently? 1) Dr Naresh Tarehan 2) Dr AC Thomas 3) Dr Sampath Kumar 4) Dr Vinay Mahendra 5) Dr MK Mani Ans.) 5 Ques. : 215 Which of the following world body has recently granted full membership to Palestine, which enjoyed only observer status with this agency? 1) United Nations 2) UNESCO 3) World Bank 4) IMF 5) UNESCO Ans.) 2 Ques. : 216 In which country the pre-Christian era Gorakhnath Temple, which was mentioned in Baburs autobiography Baburnama, has been reopened for worship recently? 1) Afghanistan 2) Pakistan 3) Nepal 4) Myanmar 5) Sri Lanka Ans.) 2 Ques. : 217 Who has been elected as the new President of Kyrgyzstan, amidst opposition claims of poll rigging? 1) Almazbek Atambayev 2) Roza Otunbayeva 3) Kurmanbek Bakiyev 4) Askar Akayev 5) Ishenbai Kadyrbekov Ans.) 1 Ques. : 218 Who has written the book The Journey of Indian Micro-Finance? 1) Usha Thorat 2) Vijay Mahajan 3) RS Arunachalam 4) D Subbarao 5) Subir Gokaran Ans.) 3 Ques. : 219 Which Indian cricketer has launched his dream project Centre of Excellence at Pathways School in New Delhi? 1) Gautam Gambhir 2) Virendra Sehwag 3) Aashish Nehra 4) Yuvraj Singh 5) Virat Kohli Ans.) 4 Ques. : 220 Name the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh who has resigned recently following a move of dissidents to oust him?

1) Dorjee Khandu 2) Gegong Apang 3) Jarbom Gamblin 4) Mukut Mithi 5) Tomo Riba Ans.) 3 In which city diplomats from 20 countries, including Pakistan and the US, and representatives of aid agencies are to attend a talk to chart the future course for war-torn Afghanistan after Western troops withdrawal? 1) Islamabad 3) Ankara 5) Washinton 2) Istanbul 4) Bonn Ans.) 2

Ques. : 222 In which country, India has planned to build a strategic 900-km-long railway line? 1) Myanmar 3) Namibia 5) Afghanistan 2) Nigeria 4) Sri Lanka Ans.) 5

Ques. : 223 To which drug-maker, Indias drug regulator has given conditional market approval for its anti-malaria drug, paving the way for the launch of the countrys first privately-developed medicine? 1) Sun Pharma 3) Ranbaxy Laboratories 5) Dr Reddys Lab 2) Cadila 4) Natco Pharma Ans.) 3

Ques. : 224 2012 has been declared as the International Year of: 1) Forests 3) Indigenous people 5) Downtrodden 2) Cooperatives 4) Developing countries Ans.) 2

Ques. : 225 Name the global sport-life-style brand, which has been endorsed by the Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh as the face its #Love 12 campaign? 1) Reebok 3) Red Tape 5) Puma 2) Woodland 4) Adidas Ans.) 5

Ques. : 226 In which state Nayachar Island is proposed to be developed as an industrial hub? 1) Gujarat 3) Gujarat 5) West Bengal 2) Andman & Nicobar Islands 4) Lakshdweep Ans.) 5

Ques. : 227 What is the theme for the 17th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit to be held in Male on November 10-11? 1) Fraternity of South Asia 3) Providing Shelter to All 5) Making South Asia Tourist Paradise 2) Towards a Green and Happy South Asia 4) Building Bridges Ans.) 4

Ques. : 228 Name the Russian two-time Grand Slam winner, who has entered politics, with many predicting that he may become the President of the country one day? 1) Svetlana Kuznetsova 3) Dmitri Sitak 5) Marat Safin 2) Igor Andreev 4) Sergei Demekhine Ans.) 5

Ques. : 229 In which country after years of political instability a five-year-old peace process has been concluded with the pledge to integrate the former armed rebels

into security forces and provide suitable rehabilitation package to others left out? 1) Sri Lanka 3) South Sudan 5) Myanmar 2) Libya 4) Nepal Ans.) 4

Ques. : 230 In which country, Abdel Rahim al-Keib has been elected as the interim Prime Minister? 1) Tunisia 3) Libya 5) Thailand
2

2) Zambia 4) Chile Ans.) 3

Ques. : 231 Name the Indian-American lawyer, a Republican, as a Commissioner on the bipartisan Federal Communications Commission? 1) Sreenath Srineevasan 2) Ajit Varadaraj Pai 3) Swati Dandekar 4) Arun Jhaveri 5) Dalip Singh Saund Ans.) 2 Ques. : 232 Which state government has embarked upon offering Nano cars, motorcycles, refrigerators, etc in order to promote family planning to those who opt for sterilization? 1) Bihar 2) Uttar Pradesh 3) Haryana 4) Rajasthan 5) Meghalaya Ans.) 4 Ques. : 233 According to the new procurement policy, what will be the mandated percentage of goods and services to be procured from micro and small enterprises (MSEs) by all government departments and public sector undertakings (PSUs)? 1) 20% 2) 25% 3) 30% 4) 35% 5) 40% Ans.) 1 Ques. : 234 Who is the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh? 1) Nabam Tuki 2) Dorjee Khandu 3) Mukut Mithi 4) Jarbom Gamblin

5) Tomo Riba Ans.) 1 Ques. : 235 Which state has launched Save the Girl Child campaign recently? 1) Orissa 2) Madhya Pradesh 3) Punjab 4) Delhi 5) Uttar Pradesh Ans.) 2 Ques. : 236 With which country Bangladesh has signed a deal to build its first nuclear power plant at Rooppur in Pabna district recently? 1) France 2) Britain 3) Russia 4) China 5) US Ans.) 3 Ques. : 237 In which state the Army and other central forces have been pursuing Operation Sadbhavana to win over the goodwill of the people? 1) Arunachal Pradesh 2) Manipur 3) Nagaland 4) Assam 5) Jammu & Kashmir Ans.) 5 Ques. : 238 In which state womens collective farming initiative, billed as the largest livelihood venture of this kind in the country, which transforms women labourers into master cultivators, has been launched as the first project sanctioned under the Mahil Kisan Sasahthikaran Pariyojna (MKSP) by the Centre? 1) Kerala 2) Tamil Nadu 3) Maharashtra 4) Chhattisgarh 5) West Bengal Ans.) 1 Ques. : 239 After successful completion of global mega sporting events, Commonwealth Games and Formula 1 Car Racing, which Indian city will host the World Air Race next year? 1) Bangalore 2) Vizag 3) Mumbai 4) Pune 5) Lucknow Ans.) 3 Ques. : 240 Name the cyclonic storm blowing from Arabian Sea, which caused heavy rains in October-November in parts of Karnataka for more than a week? 1) Gonu 2) Keila 3) Murjan 4) Nilam 5) Mahasen Ans.) 2 What is the rank of the Human Development Report, 2011, prepared by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)? 1) 119 2) 124

3) 132 5) 149

4) 134 Ans.) 4

Ques. : 242 In which country there has been widespread opposition to the governments Bill which aims at taking over under-performing, underutilized companies, if they had received tax breaks, got land from the government or they are prejudicial to the countrys economy? 1) Pakistan 3) Myanmar 5) Nigeria 2) Iran 4) Sri Lanka Ans.) 4

Ques. : 243 Justice MB Shah Commission of Inquiry is probing into: 1) 3G Spectrum Scam 3) Illegal iron ore mining in Karnataka 2) Adarsh Housing Society Scam 4) Illegal iron ore mining in Goa

5) Insider trading in Bombay Stock Exchange Ans.) 4 Ques. : 244 Against which newspaper of Goa, charges of carrying paid news regularly have been lodged with the Press Council for action against it? 1) Gomantak Times 3) Times of India 5) Goa365 2) OHeraldo 4) Deccan Herald Ans.) 2

Ques. : 245 Recently, India has proposed a special $ 10 Billion Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) fund for which among the following organizations? 1) SAARC 3) IBSA 2) BRICS 4) Non-Aligned Movement

5) CHOGM

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 246 Lt. Gen Palvinder Singh Bhalla was recently appointed the head of which among the following organizations? 1) ITBP 3) NCC 5) CISF 2) BSF 4) NSG Ans.) 3

Ques. : 247 Which among the following Public Sector Giants of India have recently launched the Harit-Moksha, a unique CSR initiative for bringing in energy efficiency in the cremation sector? 1) NTPC 3) BHEL 5) NHPC 2) ONGC 4) OIL Ans.) 2

Ques. : 248 The leading scientists from around the world are meeting to say good bye to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Which type of clock will replace GMT for more accuracy of time? 1) Water Clock 3) Atomic Clock 5) Gear-controlled Clock 2) Pendulum Clock 4) Obelisk Ans.) 3

Ques. : 249 Which country is mediating between Russia and Georgia for peace, after years of bitter relations which followed the war between two countries in which Russia captured Abkhazia and South Ossetia from Georgia and declared them independent in 2008? 1) Norway 2) US

3) Japan 5) Sweden

4) Sitzerland Ans.) 4

Ques. : 250 Which state of India has approved the setting up of a 1,500 kilowatt Khara hydro power project? 1) Uttarakhand 3) Madhya Pradesh 5) Assam 2) Uttar Pradesh 4) West Bengal Ans.) 2

Ques. : 251 What is the limit of foreign direct investment (FDI) in automobile sector in India? 1) 26% 2) 49% 3) 74% 4) 89% 5) 100% Ans.) 5 Ques. : 252 From which high-profile mobile company, Frenny Bawa has recently stepped down from her position of managing director of India? 1) Nokia 2) Samsung 3) Research in Motion 4) LG 5) Microman Ans.) 3 Ques. : 253 According to the latest notification of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), to what limit Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) can invest in non-convertible debentures (NCDs) and bonds issued by non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) that lend to the infrastructure sector? 1) $ 10 billion 2) $ 15 billion 3) $ 20 billion 4) $ 15 billion 5) $ 10 billion Ans.) 4 Ques. : 254 Who was heading the panel on whose recommendations a new National Policy on Older persons is to be unveiled shortly by the Union government? 1) Aruna Roy 2) Kiran Bedi 3) Girija Vyas 4) Mohini Giri 5) Mamta Sharma Ans.) 4 Ques. : 255 Name the automobile hub of India where French manufacturer Peugeot has started its car manufacture in India for the first time?

1) Sanand (Gujarat) 2) Manesar (Haryana) 3) Oragadam (Tamil Nadu) 4) Nasik (Maharashtra) 5) Maraimalai (Tamil Nadu) Ans.) 1 Ques. : 256 Which of the following country is to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which had even been outside the General Agreement on Trade and Tariff (GATT)? 1) Iran 2) China 3) Russia 4) Syria 5) Afghanistan Ans.) 3 Ques. : 257 India was to participate in a trilateral military exercise this year on the Okinawa coast but it was postponed due to Fukushima earthquake. Earlier, in 2007 it was conducted in India as Malabar exercise with Japan and.. 1) China 2) France 3) Russia 4) US 5) South Korea Ans.) 4 Ques. : 258 Which Indian corporate house is to bid for securing thermal-coal mine named New Hope of Australia? 1) GVK Infrastructure 2) Essar Group 3) Jindal Group 4) Reliance Group 5) Tata Group Ans.) 5 Ques. : 259 Who has been crowned the Miss World, 2011 recently in London? 1) Ivian Sarcos, Venezuela 2) Kanishtha Dhankhar, India 3) Gwendoline Ruais, Philippines 4) Amanda Perez, Puerto Rico 5) Leila Lopes, Angola Ans.) 1 Ques. : 260 Name the Australian national airlines which was recently making news for grounding its fleet due to intense labour dispute? 1) Garuda Airlines 2) Qantas 3) Ariana Airlines 4) Qantas 5) Garuda Airlines Ans.) 2 Ques. : 261 What is Shadow Banking? 1) A practice in which banks serve only high net 2) A practice in which banks investors (HNIs) only serve only urban customers 4) A practice in which banks do 3) A practice by which transactions are not shown up business through their on banks conventional balance sheets subsidiaries 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 262 What is the average pay per day for workers in the National Rural

Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS)? 1) Rs 100 2) Rs 120 3) Rs 150 4) Rs 160 5) Rs 175 Ans.) 2 Ques. : 263 For which major Central project of India, the first ever person of India who has won Rs 5 crore in the reality game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), Sushil Kumar, is to sign an endorsement deal? 1) Right to Food 2) National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme 3) Sarva Siksha Abhiyan 4) Mid-day Meal Programme 5) Bharat Nirman Ans.) 2 Ques. : 264 World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on: 1) November 7 2) November 10 3) November 13 4) November 16 5) November 18 Ans.) 3 Ques. : 265 In which city the Prime Ministerial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held on November 7, in which granting full membership to India was high on the agenda? 1) Shanghai 2) Dushanbe 3) Almaty 4) St Petersburg 5) Moscow Ans.) 4 Ques. : 266 With the deregulation of savings bank (SB) account interest rate, according to the guidelines of RBI, up to what amount all banks will have to implement uniform SB deposit interest rate? 1) Rs 1 lakh 2) Rs 2 lakh 3) Rs 2.5 lakh 4) Rs 3 lakh 5) Rs 4 lakh Ans.) 1 Ques. : 267 In which country Abdurrahim al-Keib has been elected as the Prime Minister of the interim government? 1) Tunisia 2) Libya 3) Argentina 4) Syria 5) Belarus Ans.) 2 Ques. : 268 Who has written the book Lucknow Boy: A Memoir? 1) Vir Sanghvi 2) Vinod Dua 3) Vindo Mehta 4) HK Dua 5) Khushwant Singh Ans.) 3 Ques. : 269 Name the state where the former South African President Nelson Mandela has been conferred the Peoples Parliament Global Award recently?

1) Meghalaya 2) Chhattisgarh 3) Madhya Pradesh 4) Orissa 5) Jharkhand Ans.) 1 Ques. : 270 What is Smile Train? 1) New toy train service which recently became 2) A special train service of Indian operational between Guwahati and Shillong Railways for foreign tourists 3) A global charity movement for surgical 4) An NGO working for orphan correction of cleft lip and palate children 5) None of these Ans.) 3
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Ques. : 271 In which city the World Cotton Reference Conference was organized recently? 1) Shanghai 3) Mumbai 5) Ankara 2) Chicago 4) Rome Ans.) 3

Ques. : 272 Which subsidiary bank of the State Bank of India (SBI) has launched the Double Deposit Scheme, which aims at doubling the deposit for customers in the shortest time (87 months)? 1) State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur 3) State Bank of Mysore 5) State Bank of Travancore 2) State Bank of Hyderabad 4) State Bank of Patiala Ans.) 2

Ques. : 273 The interest rate paid on Post Office savings bank deposits without any fixed maturity has been raised to: 1) 3.5% 3) 4.5% 5) 5.5% 2) 4% 4) 5% Ans.) 2

Ques. : 274 Rate reduction of which of the following instruments of liquidity control

of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), public sector banks are demanding, claiming it to be another non-performing asset (NPA)? 1) Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) 3) Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) 5) Repo Rate 2) Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) 4) Bank Rate Ans.) 1

Ques. : 275 There has been proliferation of nuclear technology to many state and non-state players by rogue nuclear scientists like Pakistans AQ Khan. It is said that Iran is on the verge of making a nuclear bomb with assistance from a rogue nuclear scientist Vyacheslav Danilenko. Denilenko belongs to: 1) China 3) North Korea 5) Japan 2) Russia 4) Germany Ans.) 2

Ques. : 276 What is the rank of India in terms of Internet users in the world? 1) First 3) Third 5) Fifth 2) Second 4) Fourth Ans.) 3

Ques. : 277 Name the leader of the Task Force of Experts on Clean Energy Investment Project at Columbia Law Schools Centre for Climate Change Law, set up as an advisory body to identify key areas of concern from Indian perspective for facilitating inflow of US investments in clean energy projects? 1) PP Malhotra 3) Arun Jaitley 5) Mohan Parasaran 2) Vivek K Tankha 4) R Mohan Ans.) 5

Ques. : 278 Who has written the book Understanding Caste: From Buddha to Ambedkar and Beyond? 1) MN Srinivas 3) Gail Omvedt 5) Tulsi Badrinath 2) Andr Bteille 4) Gurmukh Ram Madan Ans.) 3

Ques. : 279 Which country has offered to invest $ 500 million in the Central AsiaSouth Asia Electricity Trade and Transmission Project, CASA 1000, which will provide energy to power-starved Afghanistan and Pakistan? 1) Russia 3) Tajikistan 5) Kazakhstan 2) Kyrgyzstan 4) Iran Ans.) 1

Ques. : 280 To which Indian personality Russia has announced to present Order of Friendship award recently? 1) Dr APJ Abdul Kalam 3) N Ram 5) K Kasturirangan 2) Sam Petroda 4) D Jayakanthan Ans.) 4

Ques. : 281 Who among the following has been awarded the KL Saigal Lifetime Award? 1) Farukh Seikh 3) Hridaynath Mangeshkar 5) Both 2) & 3) 2) Lata Mangeshkar 4) Both 1) & 2) Ans.) 5

Ques. : 282 Name the famous film director of India the world launch of DVD of whose film Iti Mrinalini took place recently after critical acclaim at home and

abroad? 1) Indraneil Sengupta 3) Aparna Sen 5) Shekhar Kapoor 2) Rituparno Ghosh 4) Deepa Mehta Ans.) 3

Ques. : 283 Which Indian corporate house is to bid for securing thermal-coal mine named New Hope of Australia? 1) GVK Infrastructure 3) Jindal Group 5) Tata Group 2) Essar Group 4) Reliance Group Ans.) 5

Ques. : 284 Who has been crowned the Miss World, 2011 recently in London? 1) Ivian Sarcos, Venezuela 3) Gwendoline Ruais, Philippines 5) Leila Lopes, Angola 2) Kanishtha Dhankhar, India 4) Amanda Perez, Puerto Rico Ans.) 1

Ques. : 285 Name the Australian national airlines which had been recently making news for grounding its fleet due to intense labour dispute? 1) Garuda Airlines 3) Ariana Airlines 5) Lion Air 2) Qantas 4) Cathay Pacific Airlines Ans.) 2

Ques. : 286 In which city the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit is scheduled to be held where US wants to push for free trade in renewable energy technology trade as part of the stalled Doha Round of WTO talks? 1) Vladivostok 2) Hong Kong

3) Honolulu 5) Tokyo

4) Washington Ans.) 3

Ques. : 287 For which of the following centrally-sponsored programmes, mobile courts, empowered by the respective High Courts, are to be set up in every district of India? 1) Mid-Day Meal Programme 3) Public Distribution System 5) Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan Yojna 2) National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme 4) Bharat Nirman Ans.) 2

Ques. : 288 Bihar has become the second state to bring the Chief Minister under the ambit of the Lokayukta. Which is the first state to do so? 1) Madhya Pradesh 3) Uttarakhand 5) Chhattisgarh 2) Gujarat 4) Karnataka Ans.) 3

Ques. : 289 Who is the chairman of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), the regulator of insurance sector in India? 1) UK Sinha 3) JS Sarma 5) Vinod Dhall 2) J Hari Narayan 4) R Gopalan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 290 In which state of India the Chinese energy company, TBEA has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a landmark Rs 2,500-crore investment? 1) Tamil Nadu 3) Maharashtra 2) Arunachal Pradesh 4) Delhi

5) Gujarat
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Ans.) 5

Ques. : 291 What is the status of China in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)? 1) Dialogue partner 3) Observer 5) Non-member 2) Chair 4) Diplomatic advisor Ans.) 3

Ques. : 292 Which country has requested India for military assistance, primarily in the naval field, which can irk China? 1) Sri Lanka 3) Vietnam 5) South Korea 2) Myanmar 4) Philippines Ans.) 3

Ques. : 293 World famous sportsman Joe Frazier, who died recently, was a.champion. 1) Baseball 3) Athletics 5) Football 2) Boxing 4) Shooting Ans.) 2

Ques. : 294 Name the third station being set by the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCoACR) of India in Antartica after earlier two Indian stations installed in the glacier continent named Dakshin Gangotri and Maitri? 1) Sindhu 3) Bharati 2) Durga 4) Gayatri

5) Mimansa

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 295 Which Indian mining company has got the finance ministrys permission to acquire stakes in overseas unlisted firms? 1) Bharat Gold Mines Limited 3) Sesa Goa 5) Central Coalfields Ltd 2) Neyveli Lignite Corporation 4) Coal India Ltd Ans.) 4

Ques. : 296 Who took over as Indraprastha Gas Limited s (IGL) new Managing Director in late October 2011? 1) M Ravindran 3) S Venkatraman 5) None of these 2) Rajesh Vedvyas 4) Ujjwal Goswami Ans.) 1

Ques. : 297 The $12.5-billion Omnicom Group has decided to acquire a majority stake in one of the largest domestic advertising firms in India to step up its growth in the country. Name the advertising firm. 1) Mudra Group 3) Ogilvy and Mather 5) None of these 2) Madison Advertising Pvt Ltd 4) J Walter Thompson India Ans.) 1

Ques. : 298 Scientists are set to begin a six-week mission to explore the Indian Oceans underwater mountains. Name the ship, which will carry out the mission. 1) RRS James Cook 3) RRS James Clark Ross 5) None of the above 2) RRS Ernest Shackleton 4) Royal Research Ship Ans.) 1

Ques. : 299 The government gave its approval to revive 60 mines in the Netravali

Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is located in ___. 1) Goa 3) Tamil Nadu 5) Gujarat 2) Jharkhand 4) Madhya Pradesh Ans.) 1

Ques. : 300 Name the legendary Bollywood playback singer who entered the Guinness World Records for the most number of single studio recordings. 1) Kavita Krisnamurthy 3) Asha Bhosle 5) Kumar Sanu
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2) Lata Mangeshkar 4) Shreya Ghoshal Ans.) 3

Ques. :301 Which cricket journalist bagged The Hindu Literary Prize for Best Fiction 2011 for his The Sly Company of People Who Care on 30 October 2011? 1) Pradeep Vijayakar 3) Balbir Dutt 5) None of these 2) Mihir Bose 4) Rahul Bhattacharya Ans.) 4

Ques. :302 UN study ranked India 134 among a total of 187 countries in terms of Human Development Index. Which country topped the Human Development Index list? 1) Australia 3) Netherlands 5) Switzerland 2) USA 4) New Zealand Ans.) 3

Ques. :303 Manisha Girotra has recently resigned as the India head of:

1) ICICI Bank 3) UBS 5) ICICI Bank

2) BNP Paribas 4) BNP Paribas Ans.) 3

Ques. :304 . Which state government has raised the pitch for the second State Reorganisation Commission (SRC) for dividing the existing state in four parts? 1) Madhya Pradesh 3) Andhra Pradesh 5) Uttar Pradesh 2) Rajasthan 4) Tamil Nadu Ans.) 5

Ques. :305 With the assistance of which country India is building a nuclear power plant in Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, where there have been massive protests against the project and all foreign engineers had to be sent back? 1) France 3) Germany 5) Australia 2) Britain 4) Russia Ans.) 4

Ques. :306 To which country India has sent a 140-strong Formed Police Unit contingent of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for the United Nations stabilization mission? 1) Libya 3) Haiti 5) Tunisia 2) Sudan 4) Somalia Ans.) 3

Ques. :307 In which holy city the Gayatri Mahakumbh was held recently, in which many devotees were killed in a stampede? 1) Allahabad 2) Nasik

3) Vanaras 5) Allahabad

4) Nasik Ans.) 5

Ques. :308 Saranda Action Plan, has been recently launched by Rural Development Ministry. It will be implemented firstly in Naxal-hit Saranda district of which among the following states? 1) Chhattisgarh 3) Odisha 5) Madhya Pradesh 2) Jharkhand 4) West Bengal Ans.) 2

Ques. :309 Which among the following countries has recently obtained approval to explore a 10,000-square-km polymetallic sulphide ore deposit in an international seabed region in the southwest Indian Ocean? 1) India 3) United States 5) Pakistan 2) China 4) France Ans.) 2

Ques. :310 Vasanth Sathe , who recently died is known for spearheading the move to bring which among the following to India in 1980s? 1) Personal Computers 3) Washing Machines 5) Motor Cars 2) Colour TVs 4) Motor Cycles Ans.) 2