Sunday, January 27, 2013

GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE QUESTIONS


1.Which country's lower house of Parliament is called Wolesi Jirga?
1) Russia
2) Afghanistan
3) Japan
4) Pakistan
5) Bangladesh

2.Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1)The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence is a prize awarded every two years by UNESCO.
2)This award has been instituted in memory of Mahatma Gandhi.
3)This prize of US $ 1, 00,000 was made possible by the donation of the Indian diplomat Madanjeet Singh who is also the Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO.
4) The 2011 awardees are Afghanistan's women's rights campaigner Anarkali Honaryar and Palestinian peace activist Khaled Abu Awwad.
5) All the above statements are correct.

3.Who among the following was chosen for the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence in 2002, but was allowed to accept the prize only in November 2011?
1) Taslima Nasreen (Bangladesh)
2) Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar)
3) Francois Houtart (Belgium)
4) Abdul Sattar Edhi (Pakistan)
5) None of these

4.Which of the following days is observed as the International Day for Tolerance?
1) October 2
2) November 16
3) October 24
4) October 16
5) November 14

5.Scientists have found the best evidence yet for water just beneath the surface of Europa. Europa is the icy moon of which of the following planets?
1) Mars
2) Saturn
3) Jupiter
4) Venus
5) Uranus

6.Which of the following countries is not a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)?
1) USA
2) Australia
3) Canada
4) India
5) France

7.Metro Cash& Carry is planning to invest Rs. 2400 crore in India on new stores in the next four years. To which country does this retailing giant belong?
1) Germany
2) Indonesia
3) Singapore
4) Malaysia
5) USA

8.The renovated Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) of Vijaynagar, a completely air-maintained and strategically located human settlement, was inaugurated recently. In which state is this Vijaynagar airfield located?
1) Assam
2) Nagaland
3) Karnataka
4) Arunachal Pradesh
5) None

9.A delegation from the Unites States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) visited the nuclear facilities at Kalpakkam. In which state is Kalpakkam situated?
1) Karnataka
2) Kerala
3) Tamil Nadu
4) Maharashtra
5) None of these

10.The United Nations General Assembly has re-elected who among the following as a member of the International Law Commission (ILC) for a five- year term?
1) Mota Singh
2) Narinder Singh
3) Swaraj Paul
4) P.Venkat Ram Reddy
5) None

11.What is the disinvestment target for the current financial year i.e. 2011-12?
1) Rs.25, 000 crore
2) Rs.30, 000 crore
3) Rs.40, 000crore
4) Rs.50, 000 crore
5) None

12.Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was arrested for electoral fraud recently. She was the President of which of the following countries from 2001 to 2010?
1) Singapore
2) Philippines
3) Venezuela
4) Honduras
5) Vietnam

13.Sarath Fonseka was sentenced to spend three more years in prison in November 2011. He is the former army chief of which of the following countries?
1) Nepal
2) Mauritius
3) Sri Lanka
4) Pakistan
5) Myanmar

14.Which of the following badminton tournaments was won by Saina Nehwal in the year 2011?
1) Singapore Super Series
2) Indonesia Super Series
3) Hong Kong Super Series
4) All England Badminton Championship
5) None

15.Guru Saidutt excelled in which of the following sports?
1) Table Tennis
2) Badminton
3) Lawn Tennis
4) Volleyball
5) Basketball

16.Which of the following trains covers the largest rail route in the country 4,286 km?
1) Vivek Express (Dibrugarh to Kanya Kumari)
2) Himsagar Express (Jammu Tawi to Kanya Kumari)
3) Dibrugarh-Chennai Express
4) Howrah-Amritsar Express
5) None of these

17.Sukh Ram was sentenced to five years' imprisonment by a special CBI Court in November 2011. He was a Minister of State for Communications in which of the following governments?
1) A.B.Vajpayee
2) P.V.Narasimha Rao
3) Rajiv Gandhi
4) Indira Gandhi
5) None

18.Eurasian Union is an economic body designed to reintegrate the former Soviet economies. Which of the following countries is not a member of this new group?
1) Russia
2) Kazakhstan
3) Belarus
4) Georgia
5) All the above mentioned countries are members

19.Basil D' Oliveira, the South Africa-born English player passed away recently. He was a renowned player in which of the following sports?
1) Football
2) Cricket
3) Rugby
4) Basketball
5) Boxing

20.Which Indian leader was honored by Singapore as a "Friend to our Shores" and a "Visionary" in November 2011?
1) Jawaharlal Nehru
2) Mahatma Gandhi
3) Sardar Vallabhbai Patel
4) Indira Gandhi
5) A.B.Vajpayee

21.Which of the following groups/ organizations has funded a sports centre in Ramallah, Palestine?
1) BRICS
2) BASIC
3) IBSA
4) SAARC
5) APEC

22.Which was the first non-Arab state to recognize the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1975?
1) India
2) Israel
3) China
4) USA
5) France

23.The Bar Council of India (BCI) was formed in 1961 as a regulatory body for the legal profession governed by the Indian Advocates Act. It is celebrating its golden jubilee. Who is its present Chairman?
1) Satish Abarao Deshmukh
2) Ashok K. Parija
3) S.Prabakaran
4) T.S.Ajith
5) None of theses

24.Tipaimukh Dam is a proposed dam on the river Barak in which state of India? (This project has led to a controversy between India and Bangladesh)
1) Assam
2) Nagaland
3) Manipur
4) Tripura
5) Arunachal Pradesh

25.Which team was crowned overall champions at the 65th Senior National Aquatic Championships in Ranchi in November 2011?
1) Karnataka
2) Maharashtra
3) Railways
4) Kerala
5) Gujarat

26.Which woman swimmer won 5 gold medals in the 65th Senior National Aquatic Championships held in Ranchi in November 2011?
1) Pooja Alva
2) Richa Mishra
3) Bhoomi Motwani
4) Talasha Prabhu
5) Surabhi Tipre

27.Who won the Men's singles title at the Hong Kong Open badminton championships in November 2011?
1) Lin Dan
2) Chen Jin
3)Cai Yun
4)Fu Haifeng
5)None

28.Which of the following teams won the Presidents Cup golf tournament in November 2011?
1) Internationals
2) USA
3) Europe
4) Australia
5) None

29.Which of the following teams has won both the men's and women's Kabaddi world cup that was held in Ludhiana inNovember 2011?
1) Canada
2) Pakistan
3) USA
4) India
5) Australia

30.Who has been selected for the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2011, an award instituted by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust?
1) Sheikh Hasina
2) Ela Bhatt
3) Angela Merkel
4) Hillary Clinton
5) Medha Patkar

31.Which city will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games?
1) Hambantota (Sri Lanka)
2) Glasgow (Scotland)
3) Gold Coast (Australia)
4) Wellington (New Zealand)
5) London (United Kingdom)

32.Mohammad Zillur Rahman is the President of which of the following countries?
1) Pakistan
2) Bangladesh
3) Iran
4) Afghanistan
5) Syria

33.Which of the following institutions decides the Bank rate?
1) SEBI
2) SBI
3) IRDA
4) NABARD
5) RBI

34.Which scientist was conferred with the Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Prize for 2011 in November 2011? (This prize was instituted by the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World. It carries a cash component of 1,00,000 dollars. It seeks to honor distinguished scientists from developing countries.)
1) Tessy Thomas
2) V.K.Saraswat
3) C.N.R Rao
4) Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
5) None of these

35.National Income Accounting, Conduct of Annual Survey of Industries, Economic Census and its follow up surveys, compilation of index of industrial production, etc. are some of the activities of which of the following institutions/organizations?
1) Reserve Bank of India
2) Planning Commission
3) Central Statistics Office
4)National Development Council
5)Unique Identification Authority of India

36.The distribution of Teesta river water is a bone of contention between India and which of the following countries?
1) Pakistan
2) Nepal
3)China
4)Bangladesh
5)Bhutan

37.Which of the following organizations/ agencies was set up to boost overall rural development in India?
1) RBI
2) SIDBI
3) NABARD
4) SEBI
5) None of these

38.BR Act controls banking activities in India. What does the letter 'R' denote?
1) Reformation
2) Regulation
3) Reporting
4) Ranking
5) None of these

39.Who is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha?
1) Meira Kumar
2) Mohammad Hamid Ansari
3) Karia Munda
4) K.Rahman Khan
5) Manmohan Singh

ANSWERS:

1. (2) 2. (5) 3. (2) 4. (2) 5. (3) 6. (4) 7. (1) 8. (4) 9. (3) 10. (2)
11. (3) 12. (2) 13. (3) 14. (5) 15. (2) 16. (1) 17. (2) 18. (4) 19. (2) 20.(1)
21. (3) 22. (1) 23. (2) 24. (3) 25. (1) 26. (2) 27. (1) 28. (2) 29. (4) 30.(2)
31. (3) 32. (2) 33. (5) 34. (3) 35. (3) 36. (4) 37. (3) 38. (2) 39. (2)

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