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Monday, 16 July 2012

Current Affairs July 2012 Quiz-11

1. India recently has held 6th round of talks on commercial and economic co-operation with ............
1) Sri Lanka
2) Pakistan
3) Bangladesh
4) Maldives

2. The first Indian state to pass the Lokayukta Bill - 2011 is ..............
1) Uttar Pradesh
2) Bihar
3) Uttarakhand
4) Jharkhand

3. With which South Asian Country has India signed an Umbrella Pact to fight terror ?
1) Sri Lanka
2) Pakistan
3) Nepal
4) Maldives

4. Which of the following has recently given information to India about Indian account holders in foreign banks ?
1) Denmark
2) Finland
3) Both of the above
4) None of the above

5. 6th G-20 Summit 2011 was held in ...............
1) New York
2) Kyoto
3) Cannes
4) None of the above

6. As per the recent IAEA report which country is on the threshold of nuclear capability ?
1) Libya
2) Iran
3) Egypt
4) North Korea

7. Lucas Papademos is the new Prime Minister of ............
1) Poland
2) Bulgaria
3) Ukrain
4) Greece

8. The 17th SAARC Summit was recently organised at .................
1) Kathmandu (Nepal)
2) Addu (Maldives)
3) Dhaka (Bangladesh)
4) None of the above

9. The 19th ASEAN Summit was recently held in ............
1) Kuala Lumpur
2) Bali
3) Canberra
4) Jakarta

10. Nabam Tuki is the new Chief Minister of ...............
1) Meghalaya
2) Arunachal Pradesh
3) Tripura
4) Manipur

11. Who among the following is known as 'Bard of Brahmaputra' ?
1) Mehandi Hasan
2) Jagjit Singh
3) Bhpen Hazarika
4) Dev Anand

12. As per the Forbes' list 2011 the most powerful person of the world is ............
1) Bill Gates
2) Hu Jintao
3) Mukesh Ambani
4) Barack Obama

13. IAAF male athlete of the year 2011 is .............
1) Didier Darogba
2) Lionel Messi
3) Usain Bolt
4) None of the above

14. Who is the winner of the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace Disarmament and Development
2011 ?
1) Vandna Shiva
2) Shabana Azmi
3) Kuldip Nayyar
4) Ela Bhatt

15. The Territorial Army of India has conferred Honorary Lieutenant Colonel rank on ...........
1) Abhinav Bindra
2) M.S. Dhoni
3) Both of the above
4) None of the above

16. Miss World 2011 Ivian Sarcos is from .............
1) Colombia
2) Romania
3) Pru
4) Venezuela

17. National Youth Day is observed on ................
1) January 15
2) January 25
3) January 30
4) January 12

18. 'Back to Work; Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy' is a book by......
1) Bill Clinton
2) Dr. Manmohan Singh
3) Amartya Sen
4) Christine Lagarde

19. Who was declared the winner of the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for his book. The wandering Falcon at the British Council in New Delhi in December 2011 ?
1) Anjeet Trivedi
2) Kshitij Verma
3) Roopesh Singh
4) Jamil Ahmad

20. The Approach Paper of 12th Five Year Plan (2012 - 17) targets GDP growth at .........
1) 8%
2) 9%
3) 10%
4) 11%

21. The Nilekani panel set up in February 2011 recently submitted its report on ...........
1) Inflation - control
2) Lokpal Institution
3) Public Distribution System
4) Price - mechanism

22. To which of the following sector, Khandelwal committed is associated with ?
1) Banking
2) Insurance
3) Telecommunication
4) Aviation

23. Loans provided by banks to farmers small traders come under the category of ...........
1) Commercial Loans
2) Priority Sector Lending
3) Non-profitable loan
4) Zero interest loan

24. RBI has modified the validity period of issued cheques and bank drafts w.e.f. April 1, 2012. The revised validity period is ..............
1) 4 months
2) 3 months
3) Retained at 6 months
4) No time limit

25. As per the latest directions of IRDA, what is the maximum number of SMS to be sent from one mobile phone per day ?
1) 100
2) 200
3) 300
4) 500

26. Govt. has raised the interest rate on small savings schemes w.e.f. December 1, 2011 on the recommendations of ..............
1) Shyamla Gopinath Committee
2) Rangrajan Committee
3) Y.B. Reddy Committee
4) Khandelwal Committee

27. Who got the 'Business Leader of the Year' award of Economic Times Corporate Excellence Awards 2011 ?
1) Rahul Bhatia (Indigo Airways)
2) Chanda Kochar (ICICI Bank)
3) Mukesh Ambani (RIL)
4) Ratan Tata (Tata Group)

28. 12th plan (2012 - 17) approach paper targets annual growth rate in agriculture, forestry and fishing at ............
1) 3.5%
2) 3.8%
3) 4.0%
4) 4.2%

29. Indian Financial Sector is made up of both the organised as well as the unorganised segments. Which of the following belongs to the unorganised segments ?
1) Chit Fund
2) Micro Finance Companies
3) Money-lenders
4) Co-operative Credit Societies

30. Banks are supposed to pay penalty to customers whose complaints against failed ATM cash transactions are not settled within 12 days from date of complaint. This period for settlement is further reduced. What is the revised time limit now ?
1) 5 days
2) 7 days
3) 8 days
4) 10 days

31. During the second quarter of 2011-12, which sector of the following registered the lowest growth rate ?
1) Agriculture
2) Industry
3) Service
4) All the above have equal growth

32. Which of the following core industry did not register negative growth in October 2011 ?
1) Coal
2) Natural Gas
3) Crude Oil
4) All above registered negative growth

33. Which of the following Awards is given for excellence in the field of Film ?
1) Dada Saheb Phalke Award
2) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award
3) Pulitzer Prize
4) Kalinga Prize
5) None of these

34. India and ............ have agreed for co-operative in coal sector
1) Taiwan
2) Tajikistan
3) Tanzania
4) Turkey
5) Thailand

35. Which term is used in Physics ?
1) Credit
2) Kinetic Energy
3) Rabies
4) Thyroxin
5) Liquidity

36. Which of the following terms is used in the game of Chess ?
1) Castling
2) Hoops
3) Stroke
4) Heave
5) None of these

37. 3rd India-Africa Hydrocarbon Conference was held at .......... on December 9-10, 2011
1) New Delhi
2) Chennai
3) Kolkata
4) Bangalore
5) Gujarat

38. Which of the following countries is NOT a permanent member of the UN Security Council?
1) China
2) Germany
3) Russia
4) France
5) None of these

39. The World Petroleum Council, established in ............, is the only international organization representing all aspects of the petroleum sector
1) 1931
2) 1932
3) 1933
4) 1934
5) None of these

40. 'Dinar' is the currency of which of the following countries ?
1) Pakistan
2) South Sudan
3) Ghana
4) Iraq
5) None of these

41. Which of the following is the name of the currency of a country ?
1) Mexico
2) Peru
3) Pula
4) Zambia
5) None of these

42. Which of the following is NOT the name of a country ?
1) Congo
2) Ethiopia
3) London
4) Uganda
5) None of these

43. When a banker talks about CMA, what is he talking about ?
1) Credit Monitoring Arrangement
2) Corporate Monitoring Arrangement
3) Company Management Accountant
4) Commissionerate of Municipal Administration

44. Expand the term ABS as used in Banking / Finance sector ?
1) Anti-Lock Braking System
2) American Bureau of Shipping
3) Asset - Backed Securities
4) Asset Backed Subscription
5) None of these

45. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development sanctioned a loan of ........ to Uttar Pradesh Government
1) Rs. 105.19 crore
2) Rs. 205.19 crore
3) Rs. 305.19 crore
4) Rs. 405.19 crore
5) Rs. 505.19 crore

46. Which of the following is the overall male literacy rate in India as per recent census ?
1) 62.14%
2) 72.14%
3) 82.14%
4) 92.14%
5) None of these

47. Which of the following company has been awarded as "Company of the year" in the Corporate Excellency Awards of Economic Times for the year 2011 ?
1) Tata Motors
2) Reliance Industries Ltd.
3) Bajaj Auto
4) Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

48. Repo Rate and Reverse Repo rate are terms most closely related to which of the following industries / markets ?
1) Capital Market
2) Banking Industry
3) Commodities Market
4) Mutual Fund Industry
5) None of these

49. The National Solar Power Mission aims at production of ............. of solar power by the year 2020
1) 10000 MW
2) 20000 MW
3) 30000 MW
4) 40000 MW
5) None of these

50. Park Tae-Joon has died recently. Who was he ?
1) Founder of Google
2) Founder of POSCO
3) Founder of Jindal Steel
4) Founder of Orkut
5) None of these

51. Which of the following books is written by Charles Dickens ?
1) A Brief History of Time
2) Great Expectations
3) Sunny Days
4) Half A Life
5) None of these

52. What does the letter 'M' stands for in the term MSF which is commonly used in financial / economic news ?
1) Monthly
2) Master
3) Marginal
4) Mission
5) Middle

53. Which of the following is not classified as a commercial bank ?
1) Public Sector Bank
2) Foreign Bank
3) State Co-operative Bank
4) Private Sector Bank
5) None of these

54. UN Secretary - General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of Jan Kubis of ........... as his special representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
1) Switzerland
2) Somalia
3) Slovakia
4) South Sudan
5) South Korea

55. Which of the following is not the name of a Banking Organisation ?
1) HDFC
2) FICCI
3) IDBI
4) YES
5) ICICI

56. Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Egypt ?
1) Ali Lutfi Mahmud
2) Kamal Hassan Ali
3) Hosni Mubarak
4) Kamal al-Ganzouri
5) None of these

57. 'Vikram Sarabhai' India's Rocket Launching Centre is located in ..............
1) Haryana
2) Kerala
3) Gujarat
4) Maharashtra
5) None of these

58. Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minsiter of Kuwait ?
1) Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
2) Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
3) Jaber Al-Mubark Al-Hamad Al-Sabah
4) Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabha
5) None of these

59. Which of the following day is observed as 'International Day of Persons with Disabilities'?
1) 3rd November
2) 13th November
3) 3rd December
4) 13th December
5) None of these

60. Which of the following is an agricultural product ?
1) Honey
2) Butter
3) Garlic
4) Ethanol
5) None of these

61. Union Budget is always presented in the month of ............
1) January
2) February
3) March
4) April
5) None of these

62. Which of the following States is among the North East States of India ?
1) Mizoram
2) Punjab
3) Himachal Pradesh
4) Jammu & Kashmir
5) None of these

63. Who has been honoured with the Dayawati Modi Award ?
1) Dalai Lama
2) Swami Shankardev
3) Swami Ramdev
4) Acharya Balkrishan
5) None of these

64. Which of the following terms is not related to banking ?
1) Repayment
2) Loan
3) Absolute Zero
4) Deposit
5) None of these

65. Who has been awarded with the Newcombe Medal ?
1) Serena Williams
2) Samantha Stosur
3) Kim Clijsters
4) Li Na
5) None of these

66. Whose signature is found on 5 Rupee currency note in India ?
1) President of India
2) Governor, RBI
3) Finance Minister
4) Secretary, Ministry of Finance
5) None of these

67. Who has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival ?
1) A.R. Rahman
2) Shah Rukh Khan
3) Amitabh Bachchan
4) Yash Chopra
5) None of these

68. Which of the following terms is associated with the game of Cricket ?
1) Grand Slam
2) Penalty Corner
3) Appeal
4) Bully
5) None of these

69. India's veteran batsman ............. has been honoured with the 'Polly Umrigar' Award
1) Sachin Tendulkar
2) Virendra Sehwag
3) Rahul Dravid
4) M.S. Dhoni
5) Virat Kohli

70. David Ferrer is a famous player associated with the game of ............
1) Hockey
2) Football
3) Chess
4) Lawn Tennis
5) None of these

71. The Head Quarters of World Bank is in .................
1) Manila
2) Paris
3) Washington D.C.
4) Jakarta
5) None of these

72. Mario Miranda has died in Loutolim on December 11, 2011. He was a famous .............
1) Scientist
2) Economist
3) Journalist
4) Cartoonist
5) Priest

73. Who is the Senior Citizen of India as per the Budget of 2012 ?
1) A person who has attained an age of 80 years and above
2) A person who has attained an age of 65 years
3) A person who has attained an age of 60 years
4) A person who has attained an age of 55 years and above
5) None of these

74. What is the minimum limit (in Rupees) prescribed for RTGS transaction ?
1) 1 Lac
2) 1.5 Lacs
3) 2 Lacs
4) 2.5 Lacs
5) None of these

75. Which country is a permanent member of the UN Security Council ?
1) Bosnia and Herzegovina
2) Brazil
3) Nigeria
4) China
5) None of these

76. Union Tourism Minister, .......... released Incredible India Promotional Calendar 2012 in New Delhi
1) Partik Prakashbapu Patil
2) Sushil Kumar Sambhajirao Shinde
3) Jyotiradiya M. Scindia
4) Vayalar Ravi
5) Subodh Kant Sahai

77. Which of the following schemes is NOT launched by the Govt. of India ?
1) Dal-Bhat Yojana
2) Bharat Nirman
3) Kutir Jyoti
4) Old Age Pension Scheme
5) None of these

78. Who among the following is the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment of India at present ?
1) Shri S.M. Krishan
2) Shri S. Jaipal Reddy
3) Shri Mukul Wasnik
4) Shri Mallikarjun Kharge
5) None of these

79. When is National Energy Conservation Day celebrated ?
1) 04th December
2) 14th December
3) 24th December
4) 04th January
5) None of these

80. What is the full form of 'NPV', a term we see frequently in financial newspapers ?
1) Net Present Value
2) National Product Value
3) Net Product Value
4) National Present Value
5) None of these

81. Who has been appointed as the Central Provident Fund Commissioner ?
1) K.C. Pandey
2) R.C. Mishra
3) Parvesh Kumar
4) Rajesh Tanwar
5) None of these

82. The World Bank has signed a .......... credit agreement with the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India for Capacity Building of Urban
Development project
1) US $ 40 million
2) US $ 50 million
3) US $ 60 million
4) US $ 70 million
5) US $ 80 million

83. Who has been elected as the Chairman of the Panel of External Auditors of the United Nations ?
1) Norbert Hauser
2) Vinod Rai
3) Swatantra Anand
4) Kofi Annan
5) Srikant Kumar Jena

84. Who has been appointed as Additional Secretary in the Department of Commerce ?
1) Madhusudan Prasad
2) P.K. Chaudhary
3) Vijay Laxmi Joshi
4) Thiru R. Gopalan
5) None of these

85. Which country has hosted the 4th International Tax Dialogue Conference on Tax and Inequality ?
1) China
2) Bhutan
3) Pakistan
4) India
5) None of these

86. Who among the following is the Minister of Labour & Employment of India at present ?
1) Mallikarjun Kharge
2) Harish Rawat
3) Vijay Bahadur Singh
4) S.K. Das
5) None of these

87. New interest rate on Public Provident Fund (PPF) has been raised from 8 % p.a. to .....
1) 8.25%
2) 8.5%
3) 8.6%
4) 9 %

88. Former Indian captain ............. has been honoured with the Col C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement trophy on 10th December 2011
1) Mohinder Amarnath
2) Salim Durrani
3) Chandrakant Borde
4) Ajit Wadekar
5) None of these

89. Uttar Pradesh Assembly passed a resolution to divide the state into ............ parts
1) Two
2) Three
3) Four
4) Five
5) Six

90. Who has been appointed as the head coach of Australia's national cricket team ?
1) Tom Moody
2) Mickey Arthur
3) Steve Rixon
4) Justin Langer
5) None of these

91. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Tata Group ?
1) Cyrus Pallonji Mistry
2) Sushanta Kumar Bhattacharyya
3) Arun Sarin
4) Noel Tata
5) None of these

92. Which of the following train at present covers the maximum distance on its route ?
1) Himsagar Express
2) Vivek Express
3) Himgiri Express
4) Howarah - Jammu Tawi Express

93. Which of the following is NOT a bank or finance company ?
1) Home Trust
2) Karvy Group
3) HDFC
4) LOT Polish
5) None of these

94. Which of the following is the currency of Belgium ?
1) Dirham
2) Rial
3) Euro
4) Rufiyaa
5) None of these

95. Which of the Cup / Trophies is associated with the game of Football ?
1) Wimbledon Trophy
2) Indira Gandhi Gold Cup
3) SAFF Cup
4) Deodhar Trophy
5) None of these

96. Belgium defeated ......... 4-3 in the final of the Champions Challenge Hockey Tournament in Johannesburg
1) Argentina
2) Australia
3) South Korea
4) India
5) Pakistan

97. Which of the following books is written by Jaywant Lele ?
1) I was There - Memoirs Of A Cricket Administrator
2) Three Women Directors
3) The Best Thing About You Is You
4) Two Lives
5) None of these

98. Social activist and Narmada Bachao Andolan leader ........ has been chosen for the Basava award for the year 2010 for excellent services in the social sector
1) Arundhati Roy
2) Medha Patkar
3) Kiran Bedi
4) Mukti Datta
5) Ruchira Gupta

99. Which of the following Awards is given for excellence in the field of Arts ?
1) Kalidas Samman
2) Saraswati Samman
3) Dada Saheb Phalke Award
4) Kirti Chakra
5) None of these

100. Who has been appointed the National Brand Ambassador of UNICEF in India ?
1) Shahrukh Khan
2) Aamir Khan
3) Fardeen Khan
4) Salman Khan
5) None of these

101. ONGC won their maiden Nehru Cup title by defeating ............. 1-0 at the Dhyanchand Stadium in New Delhi on 25th November 2011
1) State Bank of India
2) Punjab National Bank
3) Reserve Bank of India
4) Central Bank of India
5) Bank of India

102. At which place Prime Minister Manmohan Singh unveiled the bust of Jawaharlal Nehru an in honour for India and a symbol of friendship between two countries ?
1) Bangladesh
2) Singapore
3) Sri Lanka
4) Nepal
5) Bhutan

103. India inked a Climate Change Adaptation Deal with Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh. Which of the following areas come under this deal ?
A) Energy
B) Water
C) Food
D) Biodiversity
1) Only A
2) Only A, B and C
3) All A, B, C and D
4) Only B and C
5) Only C and D

104. Which of the following state has announced 'Sustained, Morden Sugarcane Production Scheme' for farmers ?
1) Andhra Pradesh
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Gujarat
4) Uttar Pradesh
5) Punjab

105. Planning Commission and United Nations in India signed the United Nations Development Action Framework ............ for India
1) 2013 - 2020
2) 2012 - 2015
3) 2013 - 2017
4) 2015 - 2020
5) None of these

106. Which of the following statements is / are TRUE about India and Nepal ?
A) India and Nepal have signed a revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement.
B) This will facilitate exchange of information on banking between two countries
C) India is the largest source of foreign investment in Nepal
1) Only A
2) Only B
3) Only C
4) A and C
5) All A, B and C

107. Which two countries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on health and medicines ?
1) India - Nepal
2) India - Bulgaria
3) India - Bangladesh
4) India - Sri Lanka
5) India - Pakistan

108. Brahmos achieves mach 6.5 speed during lab test. Cruise Missile Brahmos has been jointly launched by .............
1) Indo - China
2) Indo - Russia
3) Indo - France
4) Indo - US
5) None of these

109. Which of the following strategic ballistic missile has been recently test - fired by Indian Army ?
1) Agni - I
2) Brahmos
3) Prithvi
4) Nag
5) None of these

110. For which state Planning Commission has given approval to start Storm Water Drainage Scheme ?
1) Assam
2) Meghalaya
3) Manipur
4) Sikkim
5) Tripura

111. Which of the following statements is / are TRUE about Committee of Governors ?
A) The President Pratibha Patil has constituted a Committee of Governors to study and recommend steps for increasing agriculture productivity.
B) Shivraj Patil is the head of this committee
C) The committee will deliberate on the need for formulating requisite policy initiatives and legislative measures, institutional reforms including restructuring and convergence of schemes at local level so as to integrate with the village economy
1) Only A
2) Only B
3) Only C
4) A and B
5) All A, B and C

112. Which of the following Metro has been awarded the best clean development mechanism award ?
1) Kolkata
2) Bangalore
3) Delhi
4) Mumbai
5) None of these

113. For which state Central Government has cleared a special package of Rs. 8750 crore for development of backward region ?
1) West Bengal
2) Delhi
3) Uttar Pradesh
4) Gujarat
5) Jammu and Kashmir

114. With which of the following country India has signed a protocol amending Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement ?
1) Australia
2) America
3) France
4) Britain
5) None of these

115. With which country India signed a deal for 42 Sukhoi Combat Plans ?
1) China
2) Britain
3) Russia
4) America
5) None of these

116. Recently who has been appointed as Civil Aviation Minister of India ?
1) Ambika Soni
2) Ajit Singh
3) S.M. Krishna
4) A.K. Antony
5) Dinesh Trivedi

117. Which State Government launched Kishori Scheme for Adolescent Girls ?
1) Delhi
2) Haryana
3) Bihar
4) Orissa
5) None of these

118. Consider the following statements :
A) 23 EU countries has agreed to sign an ambitious treaty to tie up their finances to solve Europe's debt crisis
B) Britain has opposed this treaty
C) Headquarters of European Central Bank is located in Frankfurt Germany
Which of the above statements is / are true ?
1) Only A
2) Only B
3) Only C
4) All A, B and C
5) None of these

119. Which of the following island was in the news because of an announcement by China that it will set up its first military base abroad in the Indian Ocean
1) Mauritius
2) Seychelles
3) Diogo Garcia
4) Pamban
5) None of these

120. The oil ministry has approved taking ''Scrupulous" action against ............ its KG-D6 gas output fields falled beow the target
1) ONGC
2) GAIL
3) Reliance Industries
4) IOC
5) None of these

121. Private lender ............ has signed an agreement with the auto major Tata Motors to finance the latter's commercial vehicles through an Alliance Partnership
1) HDFC Bank
2) ICICI Bank
3) Federal Bank
4) HSBC Bank
5) None of these

122. Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below
A) Indian households hold gold worth over $950 billion which in turn is arround 50% of the
country's GDP in terms of doller.
B) India is the world's largest consumer of gold, followed by China
C) Indian households hold 20,000 tonnes of gold which represents, 11% of the global stock
1) Only C
2) Both A and B
3) Both A and C
4) Both B and C
5) All A, B and C

123. Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below
A) Tamilnad Mercantile Bank (TMB) has entered a Memorandum of Understanding with
UAE Exchange and Financial services to offer Express Transfer Services in India
B) The MoU will enable the instant transfer of money from NRI's to Indian customers and
the general public at all the lender branches using 'Xpress Money services'.
C) UK based Xpress Money, an instant money transfer service is present in more than 100
countries across five continent, with 1 lakh agents worldwide
Codes :
1) Only B
2) Both A and B
3) Both B and C
4) Both A and C
5) All A, B and C

124. The securities and Exchange Board of India has set up an ..............
1) International Advisory Board
2) International Administrative Board
3) International Additional Business
4) International Advisory Bill
5) None of these

125. Which among the following stock exchange in India has launched operation on the National stock exchange Platform and has become the only stock exchange in India to offer facility to trade on three trading Platforms ?
1) Guwahati Stock Exchange
2) Bombay Stock Exchange
3) MCX Stock Exchange
4) Ahmedabad Stock Exchange
5) Calcutta Stock Exchange

126. Who among the following is the most powerful asian in Britan with a fortune estimated at 15.5 bn. pounds ?
1) Lord Swaraj Paul
2) Arun Sarin
3) Lakshmi Mittal
4) Mukesh Ambani
5) None of these

127. According to Transparancy International Corruption Perception Index - 2011 what is India's rank amongst 183 countries ?
1) 92
2) 93
3) 95
4) 91
5) None of these

128. Global rating agency Standard and Pour in December 2011 affirmed an investment grade with a 'stable outlook, to ............ Indian banks
1) 5
2) 7
3) 10
4) 12
5) 15

129. India's central bank in November 2011 cleared foreign investment in ..........
1) infra bonds
2) banks
3) industries
4) All of these
5) None of these

130. With which nation India in December 2011 reviewed the progress on the Rs. 100 crore pipeline project ?
1) China
2) Nepal
3) Pakistan
4) Afghanistan
5) Iran

131. Minister of urban development in December 2011 introduced the national common mobility card, which will enable people to travel with .............
1) Buses
2) Auto
3) Metro
4) Railways
5) Any form of transport

132. The Reserve Bank of India in December 2011 decided to waive prepayment penalty on
1) car loans
2) personal loans
3) educational loans
4) business loans
5) housing loans

133. Linkedin, the world's largest professional network opened a technology centre in .........
1) Bangalore
2) Ahmedabad
3) Gurgaon
4) Trivendrum
5) All of these

134. Which bank in November 2011 reactivated its differential rate of interest scheme to provide loans to weaker sections ?
1) State Bank of India
2) Bank of Baroda
3) Vijaya Bank
4) Punjab National Bank
5) ICICI Bank

135. Which state in December 2011 announced a financial package of Rs. 2000 crore for cotton, soya and paddy growers ?
1) Rajasthan
2) Gujarat
3) Maharashtra
4) Punjab
5) Haryana

136. India's top nuclear scientist who designed India's first atomic bomb passed away at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) hospital in Trombay on 21 December 2011. He was
1) S.R. Mohan
2) M.P. Singh
3) P.K. Iyengar
4) R. Parthasastry

137. The USA government on 16 December 2011 lifted most of its sanctions on which country, unfreezing some of its assets held in the United States ?
1) Iran
2) Syria
3) Libya
4) Venezuela

138. The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on 22 November 2011 voted to strongly condemn crackdown on dissent in
1) Russia
2) Brazil
3) Syria
4) Greece

139. Which country announced on 12 December 2011 that women who aspire for its citizenship can't wear burqa or Islamic hijab when they take oath of citizenship ?
1) Germany
2) France
3) Canada
4) Britain

140. Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX), India's leading commodity bourse, became the world's ......... largest commodity futures exchange
1) Tenth
2) Fifth
3) Third
4) Seventh

141. Asian Development Bank, in December 2011, announced to provide $ 48 million (Rs. 250 crore) loan to Reliance Power for its 40 MW Dahanu solar power project at
1) Jaisalmer
2) Jodhpur
3) Barmer
4) Banswara

142. Saina Nehwal of India was defeated by the World No. 1 player in the women's singles final of the $ 5,00,000 BWF World Super Series badminton championship in China in December 2011. Who is that player ?
1) La Nina
2) Tao Shi
3) Ra Chu Min
4) Wang Yihan

143. Who is the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India who was elected chairman of the United Nations panel of external auditors recently ?
1) Mohnish Sinha
2) Pratap Singh
3) Brajesh Yadav
4) Vinod Rai

144. OPEC in its summit held in .............., on 14 December 2011 decided to increase its production ceiling to 30 million barrels a day, which is the first change in three years
1) Frankfurt
2) Berlin
3) Vienna
4) Lisbon

145. Which of the following pairs (Recently Published Books : Authors) is not correct ?
1) Boomerang : Michael Lewis
2) Nitish Kumar and The Rise of Bihar : Manoj Singh
3) Calcutta Exile : Bunny Suraiya
4) Narcopolis : Jeet Thayil

146. Which of the following pairs (Recently Published Books : Authors) is not correct ?
1) The Rivered Earth : Vikram Seth
2) Pakistan - Identity and Destiny : Javed Jabbar
3) Lucknow Boy : Aroon Poorie
4) Pakistan : A personal History : Imran Khan

147. NASA's Kepler mission on 20 December 2011 discovered the first Earth-size planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system, known as
1) Exo planets
2) Endo planets
3) Outer planets
4) Pulsars

148. On which recent date in 2011 did India pay tribute to its martyred soldiers on the 40th Anniversary of Vijay Diwas ?
1) 16 December
2) 11 December
3) 23 November
4) 31 December


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