Monday, January 28, 2013

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE PRACTICE QUESTION 3


1. Namrata Randhawa Haley (Nik-ki Haley) is the first woman and non-white governor of which of the following states of the USA?
1) Louisiana
2) South Carolina
3) Texas
4) Alaska
5) California

2. Identify the mismatched pair
1) January 9 -Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day)
2) January 12-National Youth Day
3) January 15 - Army Day
4) January 24- National Girl Child Day
5) January 27-National Voters Day

3. Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed is the new Secretary General of SAARC. She was the former attorney general of which of the following countries?
1) Pakistan
2) Afghanistan
3) Maldives
4) Bangladesh
5) India

4. The Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations is also presently the chairman of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee. Name him/her?
1) Hardeep Singh Puri
2) Meera Shankar
3) Nirupama Rao
4) Ranjan Mathai
5) None of these

5. Who is the first sitting head of state ever indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) as well as the first to be charged with genocide?
1) Zubair Mohamed Salih
2) Ali Osman Taha
3) Omar al-Bashir
4) John Garang
5) None of these

6. Who among the following is the winner of the Phalke Ratna Award for the year 2011?
1) Dev Anand
2) Dharmendra
3) Shammi Kapoor
4) Shashi Kapoor
5) Amitabh Bachchan

7. Which of the following pairs is not matched correctly?
AUTHOR ------BOOK
1) Tony Blair - A Journey
2) George Bush - Decision Points
3) Bill Clinton - My Life
4) Cherie Blair- Speaking for Myself
5) Ronald Reagan- Going Rogue: An American Life

8. Where are the headquarters of ASEAN located?
1) Jakarta
2) Manila
3) Singapore
4) Bangkok
5) Kuala Lumpur

9. Which of the following organisations was officially commenced on January 1, 1995 under the Marrakech Agreement?
1) UNO
2) IMF
3) World Bank
4) ADB
5) WTO

10. Which foreign bank has 4.8% stake in Yes Bank?
1) BNP Paribas
2) Rabobank
3) HSBC
4) RBS
5) Barclays

11. Identify the mismatched pair
COUNTRY ---PRESIDENT
1) Sri Lanka- Mahinda Rajapakse
2) Iran -Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
3) Chile - Sebastian Pinera
4) Philippines - Benigno Aquino
5) Zimbabwe- Goodluck Jonathan

12. Which of the following statements about the Youth Olympic Games is not true?
1) The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) are held every four years and these games feature athletes between the ages of 14 and 18.
2) Johann Rosenzopf of Austria has developed the idea of the YOG.
3) The first summer YOG were held in Singapore in 2010.
4) The second summer YOG will be held in Nanjing, China in 2014.
5) The inaugural winter YOG will be held in Sochi in 2012.

13. Identify the mismatched pair
ORGANIZATION--- CHIEF
1) World Bank -Robert Zoellick
2) IMF -Christine Lagarde
3) WTO -Pascal Lamy
4) ADB - Haruhiko Kuroda
5) Amnesty International-Kamalesh Sharma

14. Which of the following books is not written by Chetan Bhagat?
1) Five Point Someone
2) One Night @ Call Center
3) Three Mistakes of My Life
4) Listening to Grasshoppers
5) 2 States:The Story of My Marriage

15. Which of the following famous personalities is the brand ambassador of Bank of Baroda?
1) Yusuf Pathan
2) Geet Sethi
3) Amitabh Bachchan
4) Irfan Pathan
5) Rahul Dravid

16. Which city will host the 99th Indian Science Congress in January 2012?
1) Chennai
2) Bhubaneswar
3) New Delhi
4) Hyderabad
5) Kolkata

17. Who among the following is a Billiards/ Snooker champion?
1) Jyothi Randhawa
2) Jeev Milka Singh
3) Pankaj Advani
4) Arjun Atwal
5) Gaganjeet Bhullar

18. Which of the following Prizes is given for mathematicians?
1) Templeton Prize
2) Nobel Prize
3) Kalinga Prize
4) Abel Prize
5) Pritzker Prize

19. Which of the following books is not written by Orhan Pamuk, the Nobel Prize winner from Turkey?
1) My Name is Red
2) Snow
3) Enigma of Arrival
4) The Museum of Innocence
5) Istanbul: Memories and the City

20. Anil Agarwal is the chief of which of the following companies?
1) Corus
2) Caparo
3) Arcelor Mittal
4) Vedanta Resources
5) Ashok Leyland

21. Which company manufactures Blackberry smart phones?
1) Nokia
2) Samsung
3) Onida
4) Sony Ericsson
5) Research In Motion

22. The headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is situated in which of the following cities?
1) London
2) Washington
3) Brussels
4) Vienna
5) Paris

23. Which of the following countries will host both the 2014 FIFA world cup football and the 2016 Olympic Games?
1) UK
2) Brazil
3) South Africa
4) USA
5) Qatar

24. Merdeka Cup is associated with which of the following sports?
1) Cricket
2) Football
3) Hockey
4) Chess
5) Volleyball

25. The recession occurring two times with a short gap in between
is called?
1) Double deflation
2) Double inflation
3) Double Dip recession
4) Depression
5) None of these

26. Which of the following terms is not used in Cricket?
1) Ashes
2) Doosra
3) Silly Point
4) Love
5) Long On

27. What is the full form of SHGs?
1) Self Help Groups
2) Small Help Groups
3) Small Hope Groups
4) Self Hope Groups
5) Selfless Help Groups

28. In which year were the SBI Associate Banks nationalized?
1) 1955
2) 1949
3) 1959
4) 1969
5) 1980

29. In which year was the IDBI established?
1) 1961
2) 1960
3) 1962
4) 1964
5) 1965

30. Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) was established in 1990 with the headquarters in?
1) Lucknow
2) New Delhi
3) Mumbai
4) Nagpur
5) Kolkata

31. In which year did NHB start its operations?
1) 1985
2) 1988
3) 1987
4) 1990
5) 1992

32. Which city hosted the 12th Inter-national Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards ceremony in June 2011?
1) Bangkok
2) Macau
3) Colombo
4) Toronto
5) None of these

33. Who was selected for the prestigious G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research for his contributions in the area of electronic communications for the year 2011?
1) Mahindra Agrawal
2) Subhasis Chaudhuri
3) Raghavan Varadarajan
4) Santanu Bhattacharya
5) None of these

34. The Saraswati Samman, an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any Indian language, was instituted in 1991 by the K.K. Birla Foundation. Who was given this award in April 2011?
1) S.L. Bhyrappa
2) Surjit Paatar
3) Naiyer Masud
4) Jagannath Prasad Das
5) None of these

35. The Vyas Samman, instituted by the K.K. Birla Foundation, is given to an outstanding literary work in Hindi authored by an Indian citizen during the preceding ten years. Who was given this award for 2010 for his collection of poems 'Phir Bhi Kuch Rah Jayega'?
1) Amar Kanth
2) Mannu Bhandari
3) Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari
4) Kailash Vajpayee
5) None of these

36. In which field is the Chameli Devi Jain Award given annually?
1) Social Work
2) Journalism
3) Classical Dance
4) Cinema
5) Trade and Industry

37. The K.C Kulish International Award for Excellence in Print Media 2009 was conferred on the team of 'The New Crusading Guide' in June 2011. It is a newspaper published in which of the following countries?
1) South Africa
2) Sudan
3) Zimbabwe
4) Ghana
5) Egypt

Answers

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16) 2 17) 3 18) 4 19) 3 20) 4 21) 5 22) 3 23) 2 24) 2 25) 3 26) 4 27) 1 28) 3 29) 4 30) 1
31) 2 32) 4 33) 2 34) 1 35) 3 36) 2 37) 4

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