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Rafael Nadal won the 2012 French Open Tennis Grand Slam defeating________________

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A. B. C. D. 2

Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic

Wilfredo Tsonga

David Ferrer

Novak Djokovic, Men's Tennis World No. 1 player is from which country?________________

A. B. C. D. 3

Russia

Slovakia

Serbia

Ukraine

Maria Sharapova has NOT won which of the following Tennis Grand Slam titles?________________

A. B. C. D. 4

Wimbledon

US Open

Australian Open

Won All of the Above

Maria Sharapova defeated which player to win the Women's French Open Tennis Grand Slam?________________

A. B. C. D. 5

Venus Williams of US

Kim Clijsters of Belgium

Sara Errani of Italy

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus

Who was Elinor Ostrom?________________

A. B. C. D. 6

First Woman Nobel Prize Winner in Economics

First Woman Head of State of Australia

First Woman Nobel Peace Prize Winner

First Woman in Space

Who was the winner of 2012 UEFA Champions League Football tournament?________________

A. B. C. D. 7

Bayern Munich

Barcelona

Manchester United

Chelsea

The 17th SAARC Summit in November 2011 was held at________________

A. B. C. D.

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kathmandu, Nepal

Hithadoo, Maldives

The first Global Buddhist Congregation was held in November 2011 at________________

A. B. C. D. 9

Beijing, China

New Delhi, India

Bangkok, Thailand

Kathmandu, Nepal

As per UNICEFs State of the Worlds Children Report 2012, 18 per cent of those below 15 years and 47 per cent of those below 18 years are married in India________________

A. B. 10

True

False

What is Beidou?________________

A. B. C.

A popular Chinese search portal

A popular Chinese tourist destination

A place in China where anti-government protests broke out recently

D. 11

A Chinese global navigation and positioning network

Which countries are part of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition announced recently?________________

A. B. C. D.

USA, Bangladesh, Canada, Mexico, Sweden and Ghana

UK, USA, Australia, France, Germany and Japan

India, Bangladesh, China, Brazil and Russia

India, UK, Germany, Nepal, Australia and Japan

12

The fifth edition of the World Future Energy Summit was held in January 2012 at________________

A. B. C. D. 13

Muscat, Oman

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ankara, Turkey

Doha, Qatar

What is the significance of the Anand Marriage Act?________________

A. B. C. D. 14

Parsis can now register marriage under this Act

Buddhists can now register marriage under this Act

Sikhs can now register marriage under this Act

None of the above

Match the Books with their Authors

Choice
Waiting for the Mahatma

Match
Nirad C. Chaudhuri

A Bend in the river

V.S. Naipaul

Autobiography of an Unknown Indian

R.K. Narayan

New Dimensions of Indias Foreign Policy

Atal Behari Vajpayee

15

India reached an agreement to with Pakistan to supply it 500 MW electricity. It will supplied through which of the following states?________________

A. B.

Punjab

Rajasthan

C. D. 16

J&K

Gujarat

Who of the following Tennis players has won the Rolan Garros title maximum number of times?________________

A. B. C. D. 17

Bjorn Borg

Pete Sampras

Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal

The International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology was held in January 2012 at ________________

A. B. C. D. 18

Mumbai

Vishakapatnam

Chennai

Hyderabad

The NERLP (North East Rural Livelihoods Project) will enhance the livelihoods of the rural poor in the 4 participating states of________________

A. B. C. D. 19

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram

Sikkim, Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura

Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura

Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram

Match the Sports persons with their corresponding sport

Choice
Shiva Keshavan

Match
Luge

Bharat Chettri

Boxing

Mary Kom

Chess

K Sasikiran

Hockey

20

Statement: a) The 10th Pravasiya Bharatiya Divas was held in January 2012 at Chandigarh b) The theme of the event was The Global Indian: Inclusive Growth Which of the above statements are true?________________

A. B. C. D. 21

a only

b only

Both a and b

Neither a or b

Consider the following statements regarding the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) policy: 1) The policy recommends production of Concentrate of Poppy Straw (CPS) in India by a company or body corporate. 2) The policy emphasizes use of satellite imageries for detection of illicit cultivation of poppy and cannabis and its subsequent eradication. 3) The private sector may be allowed production of alkaloids from opium. 4) Emphasis will be laid on adequate access to morphine and other opioids necessary for palliative care. Which of the above statements is/are correct?________________

A. B. C.

1 only

1& 3 only

2, 3 &4 only

D. 22

All of the above

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago recently visited India. What is his/her name?________________

A. B. C. D. 23

Bharrat Jagdeo

Mohammed Sidik Mia

Aneerood Jugnauth

Kamla Persad Bissessar

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently announced that 2010-20 decade will be Indian________________

A. B. C. D. 24

Decade of Water Conservation

Decade of Innovation

Decade of Women's Rights

Decade of Children's Education

Who of the following succeded N. Ram as the Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu newspaper?________________

A. B. C. D. 25

N. Ravi

Siddarth Vardarajan

Malini Parthasarathy

N. Murali

Who of the following was recently appointed as the Communication Advisor in the Prime Minister's Office ________________

A.

Pankaj Pachauri

B. C. D. 26

Harish Khare

Barkha Dutt

N. Ram

Who was Homai Vyarawala?________________

A. B. C. D. 27

India's first woman Member of Parliament

India's first woman IPS officer

India's first woman Magasasay award winner

India's first woman photojournalist

Match the persons who were in news recently with their associated profession/position

Choice
Parvin Sinclair

Match
Director, NCERT

Nikhat Kazmi

Film critic

M.P. Muralidharan

Cartoonist

Mario Miranda

DG of Indian Coast Guard

28

Who of the following was recently elected chairperson of the United Nations panel of external auditors?________________

A. B. C.

Norbert Hauser

Vinod Rai

V.N Kaul

D. 29

Kofi Annan

Which of the following Bollywood Actors received the Green Globe for Outstanding Efforts by a Celebrity Award for his efforts toward a greener future at the fourth edition of the Panasonic Green Globe Foundation Awards in February 2012?________________

A. B. C. D. 30

Abhishek Bachchan

Aamir Khan

Ajay Devgan

John Abraham

Who received the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation in January 2012?________________

A. B. C. D. 31

Aung Sang Sui Kyi

Dalai Lama

Nelson Mandela

M.S Swaminathan

Consider the following statements: a) The 2012 World Food Prize was awarded to Dr. Daniel Hillel of Israel for conceiving and implementing a radically new mode of bringing water to crops in arid and dry land regions - known as micro-irrigation. b) Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995 but collected the award after 17 years in 2012. Which of the above statements is/are correct?________________

A. B. C.

a only

b only

Both a & b

D. 32

Neither a or b

Which countries are part of the Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) intitiative with reference to the Indian Ocean region?________________

A. B. C. D. 33

Bangladesh, India and Thailand

Japan, India and China

Japan, China and South Korea

Sri Lanka, India and Maldives

Who is Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister?________________

A. B. C. D. 34

Kaushik Basu

Yoginder K Alagh

Rajendra Pachauri

C. Rangarajan

Consider the following statements: a) Dr. Kaushik Basu is the Chief Economic Adviser to the Union Finance Ministry b) He recently authored the book An Economist's Miscellany Which of the above statements is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D.

a only

b only

Both a & b

Neither a or b

35

Which of the following Indian companies signed an agreement with Bangladesh Power Development Board(BPDP) for setting up a joint venture 1320 MW thermal power plant at Rampal in Bangladesh?________________

A. B. C. D. 36

NTPC

Reliance Energy

Adani Power

Bharat Electricals Ltd (BEL)

Swedish Grippen won the tender to to supply 126 multi-role combat aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF) in January 2012.________________

A. B. 37

True

False

Consider the following statements: a) UN Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted a resolution against Sri Lanka's Human rights record in March 2012. b) India voted Against the resolution. Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 38

a only

b only

Both a & b

Neither a or b

The 2nd Nuclear Energy Summit was held in March 2012 at________________

A. B.

Tokyo, Japan

Beijing, China

C. D. 39

Seoul, South Korea

Moscow, Russia

Consider the following statements: a) The Fourth BRICS Summit was held in Moscow on 29 March 2012. b) The theme of the Summit was BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Security and Prosperity. Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 40

a only

b only

Both a & b

Neither a or b

Match the name of US functionaries with their positions

Choice
Gary Locke

Match
Ambassador to India

Susan Rice

Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton

Ambassador to China

Nancy Powell

Ambassador to UN

41

Consider the following statements related to the Rajasthan Agricultural Competitiveness Project. a) The project is aimed at promoting water-efficient agriculture through sustainable and efficient use of resources in Rajasthan. b) It will receive $109 million funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Which of the above is/are correct? ________________

A. B. C. D. 42

a only

b only

Both a & b

Neither a or b

Who is Jim Yong Kim?________________

A. B.

US nominee for the next World Bank President

Chinese Human Rights activist recently sentenced to 5 years imprisonment

C. D. 43

Noted Agriculture scientist from South Korea

Commander of the first Chinese space shuttle

Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan was appointed as Brand Ambassador of which state?________________

A. B. C. D. 44

Maharashtra

Uttar Pradesh

Punjab

West Bengal

Who of the following was named the winner of the 2012 Templeton Prize in recognition of his work on science and religion?________________

A. B. C.

Arcbishop Desmond Tutu

Pope Benedict XVI

Rev. Billy Graham

D. 45

Dalai Lama

Which of the following actors was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2011?________________

A. B. C. D. 46

Mohanlal

Naseeruddin Shah

Soumitra Chatterjee

Prosenjit Chatterjee

Consider the following statements: a) The 6th Women's Asian Boxing Championship was held in March 2012 at Ulaanbator, Mongolia. b) Indian boxers Mary Kom and Sarita Devi won a gold medal each at the event. Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 47

a only

b only

Both a & b

Neither a or b

Who of the following has been deputed as United Nations special envoy to end the year long unrest in Syria?________________

A. B. C. D.

Ban ki Moon

Tony Blair

Shashi Tharoor

Kofi Annan

48

Consider the following statements: 1) The Government has decided to establish a Pan-India Secure Network for Intra Governmental communications, which will be less vulnerable to attacks and would provide secured communications. 2) The expenditure towards this project at present is proposed to be borne by the Union government entirely. 3) Government has decided to establish the network initially at Delhi and thereafter, it will be scaled up for Pan-India communications. Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 49

1 only

1 & 3 only

2 only

1, 2 and 3

Consider the following statements relating to the Indian Statistical Strengthening Project (ISSP): 1) ISSP is aimed at strengthening State Statistical Systems by way of providing adequate technical and financial support to improve their statistical capacity and infrastructure. 2) ISSP is an important project under the Ministry of Finance and entirely funded by it. 3) The states of Jharkhand, Mizoram, Sikkim and Lakshadweep signed an MoU to strengthen their statistical capacity under this project in March 2012. Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 50

1 & 2 only

1 & 3 only

2 & 3 only

1, 2 & 3

Which of the following companies has started the Digital Literacy program to impart computer/digital literacy to school students in India and other

developing countries?________________

A. B. C. D. 51

Microsoft

Apple

Infosys

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Why is China in the news recently with reference to export of "rare earth" minerals? 1) Rare earth minerals are key components of many high-technology products and China controls 95 percent of the world's supply of these metals. 2) The U.S., Japan and the 27-nation EU filed a complaint against China with the World Trade Organization in Geneva over unfairly limiting its exports of rare earth minerals. 3) They alleged that China has imposed export restrictions on these rare earth minerals that violate world trade rules. Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 52

2 only

2 & 3 only

3 only

1, 2 & 3

Where was the International Conference of Mountain Countries on Climate change held recently?________________

A. B. C.

Kathmandu

New Delhi

Thimphu

D. 53

Rangoon

Consider the following statements: 1) The Meghalaya government introduced the Mamoni scheme in the state under the National Rural Health Mission. 2) The aim of the scheme is to reduce Maternal Mortality Ratio. 3) Mamoni scheme will encourage the pregnant women to undergo 3 antenatal checkups so that any danger sign could be detected during pregnancy at earliest and proper treatment could be offered. Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 54

1 only

2 & 3 only

3 only

1, 2 & 3

Consider the following statements related to the National Telecom Policy 2012: 1) It proposes to do away with "roaming" charges on mobile in a phased manner. 2) It proposes to allow national number portability. 3) It mentions cloud computing, next generation networks, IPV6 and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) as thrust areas. 4) It proposes broadband for all with a minimum download speed of 512 Kbps by 2015. 5) The NTP 2012 expects to take India's rural teledensity from 39 to 70% in the next 5 years with the target that every single Indian will have a phone by 2020. Which of the above are correct?________________

A. B. C.

1 & 2 only

2, 3 & 4 only

1, 2, 3 & 5 only

D. 55

All of the above

To promote peace and protect India's interests in African nations India has taken the following steps: 1) It has provided soft loans with low interest rates and long repayment period to certain African countries. 2) It recently appointed Amarendra Khatua as special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan to broker peace between the two countries. 3) However India has no plans to tap energy resources in Africa. Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 56

1 only

1 & 2 only

2 only

1, 2 & 3

Where is Indian Railways commissioning its Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) plant?________________

A. B. C. D. 57

Rourkela, Orissa

Haldia, West Bengal

Varanasi, U.P

Vishakhapatnam, A.P

Consider the following statements: 1) The Union Government will set up 10 spice parks across the most strategic locations in the country by the end of 2012 to promote export of spices. 2) Spice Board of India is the nodal agency under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry looking after the development of these spice parks. 3) Three such parks in Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh, Puttady in Kerala and Jodhpur in Rajasthan are already under construction.

Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 58

2 only

1 & 2 only

3 only

1,2 & 3

Match the Indian naval exercises with their corresponding countries

Choice
Indra

Match
UK

Malabar

France

Varuna

US

Konkan

Russia

59

Which Indian company won the prestigious 54th British International Safety Award recently?________________

A. B. C. D. 60

Tata Power

NTPC

BSES Yamuna Power

Adani Power

Consider the following statements related to the Multinational Design Evaluation Programme (MDEP): a) It is an initiative to leverage resources and knowledge of nuclear regulators in reviewing new reactor designs. b) Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) will represent India at the MDEP.

Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 61

a only

b only

Both a & b

Neither a or b

Consider the following statements: 1) Centre has constituted a Committee for framing a policy on National Corporate Governance in the country. 2) Noted industrialist Ratan Tata will be the chairman of the committee. 3) The other members of the committee include Chief Managing Director of Biocon Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and Director General of FICCI Sidharth Birla. Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 62

1 only

1 & 2 only

1 & 3 only

1, 2 & 3

With which Asian country did India sign a MoU recently for mutual cooperation in the field of iron and steel sector?________________

A. B. C. D.

Bangladesh

China

Pakistan

Afghanistan

63

Asia's first Dolphin Research Centre will be established in________________

A. B. C. D. 64

Hyderabad

Patna

Chennai

Mumbai

Consider the following statements related to the Public Procurement Bill 2012: a) It seeks to regulate procurement with the objectives of ensuring transparency, accountability and probity in the procurement process, fair and equitable treatment of bidders, and enhancing public confidence in public procurement. b) It covers procurement by Ministries/ Departments of the Central Government and its attached/subordinate offices but excludes Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), autonomous and statutory bodies controlled by the Central Government from its purview. Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 65

a only

b only

Both a & b

Neither a or b

Consider the following statements: 1) Justice Shyamlal Sen committee recommended to hive off Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) business of Air India Engineering Services Limited from Air India. 2) Doing so will allow the independent concern to tap the potential of nearly US$ 1.5 billion MRO business in the Asia Pacific Region. 3) The company so formed is projected to be a profit making company from financial year 2017-18. Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 66

1 only

1 & 2 only

2 & 3 only

1, 2 & 3

Defence Minister A.K Antony recently inaugrated the third Coast Guard Station in Lakshadweep. On which island of Lakshdweep it it located?________________

A. B. C. D. 67

Minicoy

Suheli

Kalpeni

Androth

Consider the following statements relating to the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs: 1) It's new campus was recently established in Panipat, Haryana 2) It has been conceived as a think-tank and research institute in the area of corporate law and allied disciplines 3) It will also impart training to officers of the Indian Company Law Service Which of the above is/are correct? ________________

A. B. C. D. 68

1 only

1 & 2 only

2 & 3 only

1, 2 & 3

Consider the following statements relating to the Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation (BRLF):

1) It is an NGO set up by Arvind Kejriwal 2) It's aim is to improve the livelihood of tribals in backward rural areas by providing assistance directly to civil society organizations for various capacity building measures 3) It is funded by a corpus from central government assistance and private and public corporates Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 69

1 only

3 only

2 & 3 only

1, 2 & 3

Why was Coimbatore in the news recently with reference to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)? a) MGNREGS is being implemented very successfully in Coimbatore district b) The district got the National Award for Effective Initiative under MGNREGS for the year 2010-11 Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 70

a only

b only

Both a & b

Neither a or b

Which of the following is the first Indian channel to get a landing right in China recently?________________

A. B. C.

NDTV

Zee TV

TV Today

D. 71

India TV

Radio Frequency identification (RFID) technology is being used increasingly for various benefits. Which of the statements below related to RFID are true? 1) The countrys first RIFD Technology based Electronic Toll Plaza was recently established at Ludhiana, Punjab 2) This new technology will help users to make payment without stopping at toll plazas and will reduce traffic congestion and commuting time________________

A. B. C. D. 72

1 only

2 only

Both 1 & 2

Neither 1 or 2

Match the Tennis players with their Grand Slam titles

Choice
Maria Sharapova

Match
Men's Australian Open 2012

Rafael Nadal

Women's French Open 2012

Victoria Azarenka

Women's Australian Open 2012

Novak Djokovic

Men's French Open 2012

73

As per new SEBI guidelines what minimum percentage of shareholding in listed Private and Public companies respectively has to be offered to public by Augusr 2013?________________

A. B.

25 and 10

20 and 15

C. D. 74

20 and 10

30 and 15

What was the total FDI inflows in India during FY 2011-12 in $ Billions?________________

A. B. C. D. 75

34.8

37.7

25.5

46.8

What was the trade deficit (excess of imports over exports) of India in FY 2011-12 in $ Billions?________________

A. B. C. D. 76

252.5

202.8

151.5

184.9

Consider the following statements regarding the nuclear missile Agni-V: 1) It is an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) developed by DRDO 2) It has a range of 4000-4500 km 3) It was successfully test-fired in April 2012 from Wheeler island off the coast of Orissa 4) It has a 2-stage liquid fuelled propulsion system Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B.

1 & 2 only

2, 4 & 4 only

C. D. 77

1 & 3 only

All of the above

Who of the following has been elected as the next chairman of US-India Business Council (USIBC) in April 2012?________________

A. B. C. D. 78

Indra Nooyi

Vikram Pandit

Sanjay Jha

Ajaypal Singh Banga

Recently, production started at the country's newest uranium mining and processing plant providing a major fillip to the country's much needed uranium fuel for nuclear programme. Where is this Uranium mine and plant located?

________________

A. B. C. D. 79

Nangal, Punjab

Thummalapalli, Andhra Pradesh

Manuguru, Andhra Pradesh

Kota, Rajasthan

Who won the Men's singles India Open Badminton title in April 2012?________________

A. B. C. D.

Noriyasu Hirata of Japan

Shon Wan-ho of South Korea

Maneepong Jongjit of Thailand

Lee Wan Wah of Malaysia

80

Who won the Women's singles India Open Badminton title in April 2012?________________

A. B. C. D. 81

Saina Nehwal of India

Kim Ha-na of South Korea

Satoko Suetsuna of Japan

Li Xuerui of China

Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi won the 2012 French Open mixed doubles title defeating:________________

A. B. C. D. 82

Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Santiago Gonzlez

Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina

M Mirnyi and L Huber

A Peya and A Rosolska

What is Synriam?________________

A. B.

A rain water harvesting project in Rajasthan

A highly infectious strain of the H1N1 flu discovered in Chennai recently

C. D. 83

The name of the new Silk variety developed in Himachal Pradesh

The first indigineously developed anti-Malarial drug

Consider the following about the Sexual Offences Against Children Bill: 1) The bill seeks to make sexual intercourse or 'contact with sexual intent' with a child below 15 years illegal. 2) The bill proposes stringent provisions ranging from three years' imprisonment to life term for a convict

3) The bill recommends 10 years of imprisonment extendable to life imprisonment and fine for aggravated sexual assault Which of the above is/are correct? ________________

A. B. C. D. 84

1 only

3 only

2 & 3 only

1, 2 & 3

Consider the following statements about the Radar Imaging Satellite Risat-1 recently launched from Sriharikota: 1) It will be used for digital communication purposes like DTH broadcasting 2) It was launched using a GSLV rocket Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 85

1 only

2 only

Both 1 & 2

Neither 1 or 2

Who is the first Vice-Chancellor of the Nalanda International University coming up at Nalanda, Bihar?________________

A. B. C. D. 86

Amartya Sen

Gopa Sabharwal

Sugata Bose

George Yeo

What do you know about Radiation Tag?

1) It is a device embedded within a cell phone for checking radiation radiation emitting from it 2) The Government has instructed all cell phone manufacturers to include radiation tags in mobile handsets to display Specific Absorption Rate, SAR, value Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 87

1 only

2 only

Both 1 & 2

Neither 1 or 2

Many steps have been taken recently to protect and safeguard the habitat, livelihhod and way of life of tribals living in Andaman and Nicobar islands. Which among the following are correct with reference to the above statement: 1) Promulgation of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Protection of Aboriginal Tribes) Amendment Regulation 2012 under Article 240 of the Constitution 2) Under the act, tourist establishments would be prohibited and other commercial establishments would be regulated in the `Buffer Zone`, which would protect the aboriginal tribes from the undesirable outside influences 3) The act also contains stringent penal provisions that would act as a deterrent to check the menace of unauthorized entry in the `reserved area` 4) The amended Act further extends to tribals living in the other parts of India as well ________________

A. B. C. D. 88

1 & 2 only

1, 2 & 3 only

3 & 4 only

All of the above

Who among the following took over as the 25th Chief of the Indian Army on 31st May 2012?________________

A. B. C. D. 89

Bikram Singh

Tejinder Singh

Dalbir SIngh

J.S Arora

Which Indian corporate recently received environmental clearance from the Queensland govt in Australia for its USD 10 bn (about Rs 55,000 crore) Alpha Coal and Rail project in Galilee Basin? ________________

A. B. C. D. 90

Reliance Industries

GVK Group

DLF Group

Adani Power

Under whose chairmanship has a commitee been formed for review of the existing production sharing contracts, PSCs, including in respect of the current profit-sharing mechanism?________________

A. B. C. D. 91

Kaushik Basu

Omita Paul

Mohan Rakesh

C. Rangarajan

Indian Grand Master Viswanathan Anand retained the World Chess title for the fifth time in May 2012 by defeating:________________

A. B.

Vladimir Kramnik of Russia

Boris Gelfand of Israel

C. D. 92

Veselin Topolov of Bulgaria

Peter Leko of Hungary

What do you mean by "One MP-One Idea"? ________________

A.

A uniform mobile rate plan introduced in Madhya Pradesh for Idea subscribers

B.

Allowing Member of Parliament to ask just a single question in Parliament in a single day

C.

Scheme to encourage people to come out with sustainable and scalable solutions for local problems through their respective Member of Parliament

D. 93

None of the above

Which company won the Best PSU Award 2012 in the Mini Ratna category recently?________________

A. B. C. D. 94

Nevyeli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLCL)

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE)

Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL)

Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL)

The ASEAN Regional Forum Senior Officials meeting was held in May 2012 at:________________

A. B. C. D.

Jakarta, Indonesia

Bangkok, Thailand

Hanoi, Vietnam

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

95

Under whose chairmanship has the Planning Commission constituted an expert group to review the Tendulkar Committee methodology for estimating poverty?________________

A. B. C. D. 96

Amartya Sen

Eswaran Sridharan

C. Rangarajan

Sanjeev Sanyal

Which committee recently submitted its report on allocation of natural resources in the country?________________

A. B. C. D. 97

C Rangarajan committee

Ashok Chawla commitee

Suresh Tendulkar committee

Justice Sen committee

Consider the following statements: a) The 21st Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament was held at Ipoh, Malaysia b) India won the tournament by defeating Argentina in the final Which of the above is/are correct?________________

A. B. C. D. 98

a only

b only

Both a & b

Neither a or b

Which US space company recently became the first commercial outfit to launch its own craft toward the International Space

Station?________________

A. B. C. D. 99

Space Transport Corp

Blue Origin

SpaceX

PlanetSpace

Who won the Italian Open Men's title in 2012 for the record 6th time?________________

A. B. C. D. 100

Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic

Andy Roddick

Rafael Nadal

Where was the meeting of G-8 countries held recently to discuss debt crisis in Europe and world food security?________________

A. B. C. D.

Montreal, Canada

Hokkaido, Japan

Sicily, Italy

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