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    • 1. The Haryana government declared two days’ state mourning on 5 May and 6 May 2011 following the death of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu. Dorjee Khandu was the Chief Minister of -a) Assamb) Arunachal Pradesh(Current CM Jarbom Gamlin)c) Manipurd) MeghalayaAnswer: (b)<br />2. The Supreme Court of India on 5 May 2011 reserved verdict on the petition seeking a direction to disband and disarm Special Police Officers recruited under Salwa Judum movement. Salwa judum movement is associated with which one of the following states?<br />a) Chhattisgarhb) Biharc) Jharkhandd) Madhya PradeshAnswer: (a)<br />3. Which one of the following launched social security scheme for Gramin Dak Sevaks?a) Ministry of Home Affairsb) Ministry of Communications and ITc) Ministry of Personnel and Grievanced) Ministry of Rural DevelopmentAnswer: (b) Ministry of Communications and IT<br />4.  Identify the person with the given clues -<br />1.    He was declared the winner of Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2010 by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.2.    He entered the film industry in 1965 and shot into fame with his very first film ‘Neerkumizhi’ starring Nagesh.3.    He received the prestigious Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award in 19874.    Rudraveena(Telugu) directed by him won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration.<br />a.    Director K. Balachanderb.    Dr. Daggubati Ramanaiduc.    A. R. Murugadossd.    K. S. RavikumarAnswer: (a)<br />5. S.C. Chetal took over as Director of which of the following bodies in India on 29 April 2011?a. Bhabha Atomic Research Centreb. Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR) Centerc. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Researchd. BARC Training SchoolAnswer: (c)<br />6. The Indian government on 2 May 2011 appointed Girish Chandra Chaturvedi as petroleum secretary. Who did he replace?a.    Murli Manohar Joshib.    BL Meenac.    S Sundareshand.    Ajay MakenAnswer: (c)<br />7.    Ashok Motwani was appointed Managing Director and CEO on 2 May 2011 of which of the following bodies?a.    Stock Holding Corporation of Indiab.    IDBI Trusteeship Servicesc.    Asset Reconstruction Company of Indiad.    Small Industries Development Bank of IndiaAnswer: (a)<br />8.    The Pawan Hans helicopter carrying among others Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Dorjee Khandu had gone missing on 30 April 2011. The search operation that followed came to an on 4 May 2011 when Dorjee's body was found among the wreckage of the Pawan Hans. To which of the following tribes of Arunachal Pradesh did Dorjee belong to?a.    Monpab.    Sherdukpenc.    Membad.    WanchoAnswer: (a)<br />9.    The Chief Minister of which Indian state approved an outlay of Rs.1,255 crore for upgradation of water supply and sewerage works in the State on 4 May 2011?a.    Rajasthanb.    Uttarakhandc.    Gujaratd.    HaryanaAnswer: (d)<br />10.    The Postal Department on 3 May 2011 launched the new social security scheme for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS). Which of the following is not true with regard to the scheme launched?1.    Union Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot launched the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) for GDS.2.    The scheme will be operationalised utilising IRDA's New Pension Scheme product, NPS-Lite.3.    The cost of the management of the scheme is likely to be over Rs.70 crore annually and will be borne by the Union Government.4.    The Postal Department decided to deposit Rs.200 per GDS per month.a.    2 & 4b.    Only 2c.    Only 4d.    3 & 4Answer: (b)<br />11.    Who was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on 5 May 2011 following the death of Dorjee Khandu in the Pawan Hans chopper crash?a.    Jarbom Gamlinb.    Chowna Meinc.    C C Singphod.    Newlai TingkhatraAnswer: (a)<br />12. Who among the following Popes of the Vatican City is the Slavic or Polish Pope to date?a.    Pope Adrian VIb.    Pope Pius IXc.    Pope John Paul IId.    Pope Benedict XVIAnswer: (c)<br />13. Conference of Parties to the Stockholm Convention in Geneva on 29 April 2011 approved the recommendation for elimination of production and use of which of the following?a.    Endosulfanb.    Neonicotinoidsc.    Organophosphatesd.    Metarhizium anisopliaeAnswer: (a)<br />14. Anatoly Perminov, head of the Russian space agency, Roscomos resigned from his post in April 2011. Whom did Russian PM, Putin appoint on 29 April 2011 to replace Anatoly Perminov?a.    Vladimir Popovkinb.    Sergei Kiriyenkoc.    Sergei Lavrovd.    Yevgeny PrimakovAnswer: (a)<br />15. Identify the boxer with the clues given below:1.    Former British boxing legend who was one of the sport's biggest personalities and was a cult figure both in and out of the ring died on 1 May 20112.    The heavyweight was best known for knocking down a young Cassius Clay now known as Muhammad Ali in 19633.    He went on to enjoy a hugely successful professional career though he never won a world title4.    He was the first to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award twice (in 1967 and 1970) and one of the only three two-time winners in the award's historya.    Sir Henry Cooperb.    Frank Brunoc.    Tommy Farrd.    Lennox LewisAnswer: (a)<br />16. Portugal reached a deal with the European Union and the IMF on 3 May 2011 on a €78-billion 3-year bailout. Which are the other two European nations that had attained a similar relief package in the past?a.    Greece and Irelandb.    Ireland and Denmarkc.    Hungary and Latviad.    Poland and MontenegroAnswer: (a)<br />17. Bin Laden was killed after a gunbattle with Navy SEALs and CIA paramilitary forces at a compound in which city of Pakistan?a.    Abbottabadb.    Swabic.    Nowsherad.    FaisalabadAnswer: (a)<br />18. At the first Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Non-communicable Disease Control was organised by World Health Organisation on 28 and 29 April 2011on mental disorders was included in the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) list. Where was the conference held?a.    New Delhib.    Beijingc.    Colombod.    MoscowAnswer: (d)<br />19. Mohamad Nasheed, faced protests from his people demanding his resignation. Nasheed is the President of which one of the following countries?a) Maldivesb) Indonesiac) Bahraind) YemenAnswer: (a)<br />20. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Association) carried out a strike on Muammar Gaddafi’s home in Tripoli, the capital of Libya, on 30 April 2011 which killed the youngest son of Mummar Gaddafi, Saif al-Arab Gaddafi. What is the name of Gaddafi’s residential area in Tripoli?a) Bab al-Azizyab) Green Squarec) Pearl Squared) Tahrir SquareAnswer: (a)<br />21.  Which one of the following neighbouring countries of India made a cabinet reshuffle?a) Nepalb) Sri Lankac) Pakistand) BhutanAnswer: (a)<br />22. The two Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas signed a reconciliation agreement at__a) Cairo, the Capital of Egyptb) London, the Capital of Englandc) New Delhi, Capital of Indiad) Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaAnswer: (a)<br />23.  Which one of the following countries became the third European nation after Greece and Ireland to strike a deal with European Union for a bailout package to come out of the debt crisis? a) Portugalb) Spainc) Belgium  d) NetherlandAnswer: (a)<br />24. Who did Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia defeat to become the first winner of the $200000 India Open Super Series badminton championship at the Siri Fort Sports Complex, New Delhi on 1 May 2011?a.    Peter Gadeb.    Tantowi Ahmadc.    Fran Kurniawand.    Lin DanAnswer: (a)<br />25. Who among the following Indian woman pugilists did not win gold at the AIBA Women’s Youth and Junior World Championship held in Antalya, Turkey?a.    Nikhat Zareenb.    Lalenkawlic.    Sarjubala Devid.    Minu Basumatarye.    Parveen SultanaAnswer: (e)<br />26. Name the Russian tennis pro who won his first ATP title of 2011 with his victory at the BMW Open in Munich?a.    Nikolay Davydenko b.    Mikhail Youzhny c.    Andrei Stoliarovd.    Michail ElginAnswer: (a)<br />27. Which tennis player won the third edition of the Serbian Open on 1 May 2011 by defeating Spaniard Feliciano Lopez?a.    Novak Djokovicb.    Nikolay Davydenko c.    Roger Federerd.    Rafael NadalAnswer: (a)<br />28. Which of the following European Football Club reached the finals of Champions League  and thereby avenged the death of its 2009 Champions League defeat?a.    Real Madridb.    Barcelonac.    Manchester Unitedd.    LiverpoolAnswer: (c)29. L&T Infotech was chosen to be an Implementation Agency to implement the Business Analytics Project in order to provide for data and information for analysing insurance companies and regulatory decision making by which body?a.    IRDAb.    SEBIc.    RBId.    PFOAnswer: (a)<br />30. Propelled by higher crude petroleum and steel production, the index of the six ‘core' infrastructure industries registered 6.8 per cent higher growth in March 2011 compared to March 2011. What percentage growth did the index record?a.    7.4%b.    7.1%c.    7.5%d.    7.34%Answer: (a)<br />31. The Annual Monetary Policy for 2011-12 was presented by RBI Governor D.Subbarao on 3 May 2011. With regard to the monetary policies mention which of the following is/are not correct?1.    RBI increased the repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 50 basis points from 6.75 per cent to 7.25 per cent with immediate effect.2.    The Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) rate, determined with a spread of 100 basis points above the repo rate, stands calibrated at 8.75 per cent.3.    The Bank Rate has been retained at 5.0 per cent.4.    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in May 2011 decided to accept the broad framework of regulations recommended by the Malegam Committee report on micro finance institutions (MFIs)a.    3 & 4b.    1 & 4c.    2 & 3d.    1 & 3Answer: (c)<br />32. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) capped bank investments into liquid schemes to what per cent of the bank’s net worth?a.    15%b.    10%c.    12%d.    13.2%Answer: (b)<br />33. Which Industry Body proposed setting up of National Knowledge Functional Hub (NKFH) to engage higher educational institutions with the industry in order to produce quality engineering graduates and meet increasing requirement of skilled hands in the market?a.    Food Corporation of Indiab.    Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industryc.    Biotechnology Council of Indiad.    Confederation of Indian Industriese.    ASSOCHAMAnswer: (b)<br />34. National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) towards the end of April 2011signed a memorandum of understanding with which of the following banks thereby adding another bank under its Bank Credit Facilitation Scheme?a.    IndusInd Bankb.    Vijaya Bankc.    Canara Bankd.    RBSAnswer: (a)<br />35. Which of the following automakers appointed advertising agency McCann Erickson to handle creative and digital accounts of one of its brands in India?a.    General Motors India b.    Maruti Suzukic.    Das Autod.    HyundaiAnswer: (a)<br />36. Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL) awarded a Rs 298.63-crore contract to leading engineering and construction company Hindustan Construction Company Ltd for construction of which canal in India?a.    Limbdi Branch Canalb.    Agra Canalc.    Lower Bhavani Project Canald.    Sethusamudram Shipping Canal ProjectAnswer: (a)<br />37. The Bombay High Court directed which of the following Airlines to pay Sahara India Rs 478 crore within two weeks?a.    Emiratesb.    Jet Airwaysc.    Kingfisher Airlinesd.    Air IndiaAnswer: (b)<br />38. Praveen Kumar Goyal replaced S V Narasimhan as Director (Finance) of which Public Sector Enterprise?a.    IOCb.    ONGCc.    BHELd.    NTPCAnswer: (a)39. Which pharmaceutical companie’s shares tanked 6 per cent on the Bombay Stock Exchange on 5 May 2011 following a report by Fortune Magazine that the company may have to pay a penalty of over a billion dollars for allegedly violating manufacturing norms laid down by the US drug regulatora.    Ranbaxy Laboratoriesb.    Dr.Reddy’sc.    Pfizerd.    NovartisAnswer: (a)<br />40. Which steel company announced on 5 May 2011 that it has won an order from Mazagaon Dock to supply 13,000 tonnes of heavy plates?a.    Kobe Steelb.    Essar Steelc.    Jindal Steeld.    JSW SteelAnswer: (b)<br />41. ISRO on 2 May 2011 unveiled India’s fastest supercomputer named as__?a) Paramb) SAGA-220c) SAGA-200d) Tianhe-1 AAnswer: (b) SAGA-220<br />42. At present, who is the Chairman of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation)?a) Dr K Radhakrishnanb) G Madhvan Nairc) Vinod Raid) Murli Manohar JoshiAnswer: (a) Dr. K Radhakrishnan<br />43. Pig-nosed Turtles Face Extinction Threat because of Poaching. Consider the following statements on Pig-nosed Turtles.i) The scientific name of pig-nosed turtle is Carettochelys insculpta.ii) The pig-nosed turtle is fully aquatic.   Choose the right option.a)    Both i and ii are correct.b)    Only i is correct.c)    Only ii is correct.d)    Neither i nor ii is correct.Answer: (a) Both i and ii are correct.<br />44. According to the NASA experts, a giant asteroid is heading close the earth.  What is the name of that asteroid?a)YU55b)UY55c) YU45d) UY 45Answer: (a) YU55<br />45.  A recent survey done in Pune showed that 20 out of 3172 patients were carrying the superbug, NDM-1 gene.  What is the full form of NDM-1?a) New Delhi metallo-beta lactamase-1b) New Delhi Metro-1c) New Delhi M-1 d) New Delhi Metallo-1Answer: (a) New Delhi metallo-beta lactamese-1<br />46. Scientists recently developed a new vaccine named Bapineuzumab jab. The vaccine is meant to cure__.a) Cancerb) Alzheimerc) AIDSd) DiabetesAnswer: (b)<br />47. USA approved the use of drone on forces of Gaddafi in Libya. What is Drone?a) Unmanned aircraftb) Missilec) Aircraftd) TankAnswer: (a)<br />48. Union Minister for Environment and forests Jairam Ramesh launched on 23 April 2011 a Bio-remediation technology project in the Buddah Nallah of Ludhiana in Punjab. Consider the following statements regarding the project. i) This is the first and the largest project of environment ministry across India under which bacteria are used for cleaning water bodies. ii) There are five places across India where such Bio-remediation projects have been launched. iii) The project is aimed at curbing pollution caused by sewerage and industrial effluents.Choose the right option:a) All i, ii and iii are correct.b) Only ii and iii are correct.c) Only i and iii are correct.d) Only i and ii are correct.Answer: (a)<br />49. According to a new study done at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, a controlled diet named Ketogenic diet.i) Ketogenic diet is high in carbohydrate and low in fat. ii) It can help repair kidney damage in diabetics.Please choose the right option:a) Both i and ii are correct.b) Only i is correct.c) Only ii is correct.d) Neither i nor ii is correct.Answer: (c)<br />50. According to a study done by the Scientists at Columbia University, the Antarctic ozone hole caused the series of droughts in Australia. The Ozone hole is caused by Cholorofluorocarbons(CFCs) found in air conditioning, aerosol and refrigeration. a) Air Conditioning, aerosol and refrigerationb) Aerosol and Refrigerationc) Air conditioning and refrigerationd) Air Conditioning only.Choose the right option:Answer:  (a)<br />51. Sathya Sai Baba, one of India's most influential spiritual leaders expired on 24 April 2011 in his home town in Andhra Pradesh. Name his hometown.a. Warangalb. Puttaparthic. Mahabubnagard. VepaguntaAnswer: (b)<br />52. Nawang Gombu, the first man to scale Mt. Everest twice died in Darjeeling early on 24 April 2011 at the age of 79. Nawang was the first person in the world to summit Mt Everest twice, the first in India to conquer Nanda Devi (24,645ft) and the youngest to climb to a height of 26000 feet. Which of the following awards did he not win?a. Padma Bhusanb. Padma Shreec. Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medald. Bharat RatnaAnswer: (d)<br />53. According to reports of Freedom House published on 23 April 2011 what was India’s ranking among 37 countries that were assessed on the basis of free and unrestricted access to the web?a. 10thb. 14thc. 25thd. 28thAnswer: (b)<br />54. Identify the person with the help of the following clues:1. He was arrested by the CBI in relation to the scam that revolved around a Rs 141-crore contract for the in-stadia results and scoring system.2. A three-time Lok Sabha MP from Pune, he held the position of the President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) since 1996.3. He is an alumnus of two prominent educational institutions in Pune — St Vincent’s high school and Fergusson College.4. He had joined the National Defence Academy in 1960 and was later commissioned in the IAF as a pilota. Suresh Kalmadib. Vinod Goenka c. Sharad Kumard. Karim MoraniAnswer: (a)<br />55. Which group won 12 awards, including four Golds at the third edition of the WOW awards in April 2011 for events and experiential marketing?a. Mudra Groupb. Wizcraftc. GroupM Mediad. Candid MarketingAnswer: (a)<br />56.  Which one of the following became the first Indian state to set up Agriculture Cabinet?a. Biharb. Uttar Pradeshc. Haryanad. PunjabAnswer: (a)<br />57.  Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) has identified twenty-five ecologically sensitive areas in which one of the following states?a. Keralab. Goac. Maharashtrad. Karnataka Answer: (a)<br />58.  The National Advisory Council (NAC) finalised a draft bill named the draft prevention of communal and targeted violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill to tackle communal violence including attacks SC and ST members and religious and linguistic minorities. Who is the Chairperson of NAC?a. Sonia Gandhib. Manmohan Singhc. Suresh Kalmadid. Rahul GandhiAnswer: (a)<br />59. Which body in India demanded on 24 April 2011 introduction of financial support through legislation for preventing corrosion of machines, pipelines and industrial structures?a. Confederation of Indian Industry b. Indian Ministry of Commercec. Competition Commission of Indiad. Indian Chamber of CommerceAnswer: (a)<br />60. Which of the following bodies in April 2011modified the norms for appointment of its internal auditor?a. SEBIb. PFRDAc. IRDAd. India IncAnswer: (a)<br />61. According to the data released by Central Electricity Authority, India generated 811 billion units of electricity in 2010-11 fiscal marginally lower than the set target. What was the target set for electricity generation for 2010-11?a. 830 billion unitsb. 830.8 billion unitsc. 815 billion unitsd. 818 billion unitsAnswer: (b)<br />62. Market regulator SEBI on 25 April 2011 sought more time from the Supreme Court to give its views on the report of a high-powered committee that probed case that dates back to 2006. Name the scam being referred to.a. IPO scamb. Telgi Stamp Paper Scamc. UTI Scamd. Madhu Coda ScamAnswer: (a)<br />63. National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) on 26 April 2011 announced which of the following individual’s appointment as its Chairman?a. Rajendra S. Pawarb. Harsh Manglikc. N. Chandrasekarand. Ganesh NatarajanAnswer: (a)<br />64. The Reserve Bank of India on 26 April 2011 fined 19 banks, including the country's top private and foreign banks for violating its guidelines on derivatives. Which is the only public sector bank on the list of banks to be fined?a. State bank of Indiab. Punjab National Bankc. Bank of Indiad. Indian BankAnswer: (a)<br />65. Sathya Sai Baba, one of India's most influential spiritual leaders expired on 24 April 2011 in his home town of Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh. Hindu devotees believed him to be an incarnation of which of the following Gods?a. Kapilab. Dattatreyac. Narasimhad. DhanvantariAnswer: (b)<br />66. Read the following clues:1. The flower bloomed for the first time in 17 years in the Swiss city of Basel on 22 April 2011.2. The 6.6-ft tall flower is native to the Indonesian island of Sumatra and emits the stench of rotting flesh to attract insects for pollination.3. World-wide, there have only been 134 recorded instances of cultivated plants blooming.4. The plant is on the verge of extinction as illegal logging and farmland expansion have destroyed nearly 70 percent of its rainforest habitat in western Sumatra.Identify the flower.a. Acalypha hispidab. Celosia argentea var. cristatac. Amorphophallus titanumd. Evolvulus glomeratusAnswer: (c)<br />67. A panel probing charges of corruption, land grab and abuse of judicial office against which of the following Justices rejected the Justice in question’s plea for reclusion of senior advocate P.P. Rao from the panel formed to probe?a. Justice P.D. Dinakaranb. Justice Aftab Alamc. Justice J.S. Khehard. Justice N. K. PatilAnswer: (a)<br />68. Which of the following dates in the month of April is annually celebrated as World Book Day?a. 23 Aprilb. 24 Aprilc. 25 Aprild. 28 AprilAnswer: (a)<br />69. DSP Durgapur Steel Plant Day is celebrated at Durgapur in which of following dates in April?a. 24 Aprilb. 27 Aprilc. 30 Aprild. 25 AprilAnswer: (a)<br />70. Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas, who was forced into exile after the 1973 military coup died on 25 April 2011 at the age of 93. Which of the following is his first poetry anthology published in 1948?a. The Misery of Manb. From Waterc. On Lightningd. TranstierroAnswer: (a)<br />71. With an objective to promote the famous Indian Ayurvedic products, India Trade and Exhibition Centre (ITEC) decided to host an Indo-Ayur Fest in which of the following cities from 27 to 30 April 2011?a. Abu Dhabib. Sharjahc. Tehrand. IslamabadAnswer: (b)<br />72. U.K Sinha succeeded C B Bhabe to be elected Chairman of which of the following bodies?a. Asia-Pacific Regional Committee (APRC) of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)b. SAARC Executive Committee Chairmanc. Asian Development Bank Chairpersond. ASEAN ChairmanAnswer: (a)<br />73. In Yemen, protests continued despite the government’s acceptance of the plan of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC). The council had proposed a 30-day exit plan for its President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The GCC was formed on 25 May 1981, in __.a. Riyadhb. Tehranc. Cairod. Sana’aAnswer: (a) 74. Which one of the following countries proposed a plan to strengthen safety standards in Nuclear Power plants?a. Russiab. UKc. Japand. ChinaAnswer: (a)<br />75. Russia proposed a plan to strengthen safety standards in Nuclear Power plants. Consider the main features of the plan:i) To make nations using nuclear energy more responsible.ii) Additional safety measures for nuclear reactors and a ban on the construction of reactors in quake-prone zones.iii) To give more powers to international watchdogs to enforce the safety rules to avoid any nuclear catastrophe in future.Which of the above statements regarding the plan is/are correct?a. All i, ii and iii are correct.b.  Only i and ii are correct.c. Only i is correct.d. Only ii is correct. Choose the right option:Answer: (a)<br />76. Iran and Iraq signed agreements on 24 April 2011 in Tehran on the extradition of each other’s detainees including provisions for the repatriation of convicts to their country of origin. Tehran is the capital of__.a. Iranb. Iraqc. Both Iran and Iraqd. Saudi ArabiaAnswer: (a)<br />77. Which one of the following countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding with DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) for the use of an explosive detection technology.a. USAb. Russiac. Japand. PhilippinesAnswer: (a)<br />78. Norio Ohga, who transformed the music industry with the development of the compact disc format died on 23 April 2011. He was the president of which of these companies from 1982 to 1995 during which he helped to purchase Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion in 1989?a. Sonyb. Phillipsc. Star d. Live Nation Entertainmente. The Walt Disney CompanyAnswer: (a)<br />79. Which company launched a customer relationship management (CRM) application via the private cloud to provide Microsoft's CRM software suite as a cloud service?a. DELLb. HPc. HCLd. InfosysAnswer: (b)<br />80. Which of the following vehicles from the Mahindra & Mahindra stable was renamed Verito?a. Loganb. Boleroc. Xylod. RevaAnswer: (a)<br />81. Kalpataru Power Transmission secured orders to construct a 750 kV, 353-km transmission line from Rivnenska nuclear power station to Kyiv worth about Rs 825 crore. From which of the following companies did Kalpataru secure the order from?a. Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company b. Ukraine's state company NEC Ukrenergoc. Millenium Challenge Account – Tanzania d. Indian Oil CorporationAnswer: (b)<br />82. Which of the following steel plants in India bagged the prestigious Srishti Good Green Governance Award for 2010?a. Bhilai Steel Plantb. Rourkela Steel Plant c. Bokaro Steel Plantd. Salem Steel PlantAnswer: (b)<br />83. Redington India was appointed as the national distributor for which of the following global information technology major?a. DELLb. HPc. Accentured. IBMAnswer: (a)<br />84. India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on 20 April 2011 launched India's remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2 from the spaceport of Sriharikota. In which one of the following states Sri Harikota is located?a) Andhra Pradeshb) Keralac) Karnatakad) RajasthanAnswer: (a) Andhra Pradesh<br />85. British Scientists in the third week of April 2011, at the University of Leicester produced an injectible antibody that reduces the damaging effect of heart and the brain attack on human body by more than___.a) 45 percentb) 50 percentc) 55 percentd) 60 percentAnswer: (d)<br />86. The US military successfully conducted its most challenging test of a ballistic missile defense system. Consider the following statements regarding that. i) It will deploy in Europe to counter an Iran missile threat.ii) It was the ballistic missile target launched from an atoll in the Marshall Islands approximately 3,700 kilometers southwest of Hawaii. iii) The ground- and sea-based defense system is meant to shield the United States and its European allies from a potential ballistic missile attack, possibly from North Korea or Iran. Choose the right option:a) All i, ii and iii are correct.b) Only i and ii are correct.c) Only ii and iii are correct.d) Only i and iii are correct.Answer: (a)<br />87. India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on 20 April 2011 launched India's remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2 from the spaceport of Sriharikota. Which of the following statements is/are correct?i) India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle- C16 placed 3 satellitesii) It placed on a 822-km sunsynchronous orbit three satellites – ResourceSat – 2, an Indo Russian YouthSat and mini satellite X Sat from Nangyang Technological University of Singapore. a) Both i and ii are correct.b) Neither i nor ii is correct.c) Only i is correct.d) Only ii is correct.Answer: (a)<br />88. An ICAR arm, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), is coordinating with 21 institutes under ICAR umbrella to implement the NICRA (National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture) project. What is the full form of NICRA project?a) National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agricultureb) National Initiative on Cultural Reform Associationc) National integration Council on Researchd) National Initiative on Core Reform AreasAnswer: (a)<br />89. Rafael Nadal won his seventh Monte Carlo Masters & his 44th career title by defeating which of the following tennis players 6-4, 7-5 on 17 April 2011?a. Roger Federerb. Novak Djokovicc. David Ferrerd. Andy MurrayAnswer: (c)<br />90. Who emerged victorious in the Chinese Grand Prix on 17 April 2011?a. Lewis Hamiltonb. Sebastian Vettelc. Mark Webberd. Fernando AlonsoAnswer: (a)<br />91. Consider the following clues:1. She is a legendary Norwegian runner who went to become the face of New York City marathon.2. She won the New York City marathon for nine times.3. She won the gold medal in the inaugural world championship women's marathon in 1983, the silver medal in the inaugural Olympic women's marathon at the 1984 Los Angeles Games .She also set four marathon world record. 4. The legendary runner who won five world titles in cross-country died on 19 April 2011.Identify the runner.a. Grete Waitz b. Joan Benoit Samuelsonc. Deena Kastord. Amby BurfootAnswer: (a)92. Which Indian former World junior champion and Grandmaster defeated his BPCL teammate Parimarjan to win the Dubai International Open chess title on 19 April 2011?a. Abhijeet Gupta b. K. Sasikiran c. B. Adhiban d. Ramnath BhuvaneshAnswer: (a)<br />93. The organisers of Wimbledon tournaments on 19 April 2011 raised the prize money for the winners of 2011 Wimbledon champions. The winners of 2011 Wimbledon tournaments will earn £1.1m in prize money. By what percentage was the prize money raised?a. 5.5%b. 6.4%c. 4.6%d. 2.5%Answer: (b)<br />94. The Reserve Bank of India on 18 April 2011 formed a conglomerate cell within its supervisory set-up to keep a constant vigil on 12 large domestic and foreign banks. Which one of these banks will not come under the prescribed supervisory vigil?a.State Bank of Indiab. Bank of Indiac. Bank of Barodad. Canara Banke. Punjab National BankAnswer: (d)<br />95. Power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) on 19 April 2011 announced that its consortium with Alstom won Rs 1,600 crore contract for steam turbine generators for which nuclear power station in India?a. Kakrapur Nuclear Power Stationb. Kalpakkam Nuclear Power Stationc. Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plantd. Jaitapur Nuclear Power ProjectAnswer: (a)<br />96. Oil regulator Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) refused to which companies’ spending on KG-D6 gas fields?a. Reliance Industriesb. ONGC Videshc. Essar Oild. Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals LimitedAnswer: (a)<br />97. Which of the following PSUs was honoured with the Outstanding PSU of the Year award by All India Management Association on 21 April 2011?a. GAIL Indiab. ONGCc. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.d. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.Answer: (a)<br />98. Which public sector bank decided to do away with the teaser home loan scheme beginning 30 April 2011?a. State Bank of Indiab. Bank of Indiac. Union Bankd. Punjab National BankAnswer: (a)<br />99. Which Broadcasting major in India on 15 April 2011 launched high definition versions of its channels in the country and unveiled its new corporate logo?a. Star Indiab. Sonyc. IBN 18d. ESPNAnswer: (a)<br />100. Which of the following telecom majors partnered with photo service firm Zoomin.com to allow its broadband customers to store unlimited number of photos and also enable its users to import photo albums from Facebook or upload unlimited number of photos directly from their computer to their account? a. MTNLb. Bharti Airtelc. Uninord. BlackberryAnswer: (b)<br />1. Battery maker Eveready Industries signed which Bollywood actor as its brand ambassador on 19 April 2011?a. Shah Rukh khanb. Amir khanc. Salman Khand. Akshay KumarAnswer: (d)<br />2. Tata Steel signed a licensing agreement with British-Australian mining major Rio Tinto for development of direct iron smelting process. What is the direct iron smelting process called?a.HIsarnab. Cyclone pre-reduction technology (CCF)c. Catoctin Furnace Smelting d. Molten bath smeltingAnswer: (a)<br />3. One of the largest gold importers and provider of bullion delivery for various spot and futures exchanges, has launched an investment product that promises dual income from the likely price appreciation and lending income. Identify the gold importer.a. RiddiSiddhi Bullions b. Heera Gold Exports and Importsc. Goldsboroughd. Soz TradersAnswer: (a)<br />4. The Supreme Court on 19 April 2011 declared Khap panchayats illegal and termed them as kangaroo courts. Consider the following statements on Khap panchayats.i) Khap is a term for a social - political grouping and used in a geographical sense.ii) The word Khap means an area inhabited by a particular clan.iii) Khap Panchayats are prevalent in Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.Choose the right option:a) All i, ii and iii are correct.b) Only i and ii are correct.c) Only i and iii are correct.d) Only ii and iii are correct.Answer: (a) All i, ii and iii are correct.<br />5. The Supreme Court quashed the acquisition of 205 hectares of agricultural land in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Budh Nagar by the state government. The court stated that the right to property is a constitutional right and the government can't take away anybody's land in an arbitrary way. Right to Property was removed from the list of the fundamental rights under__ amendment of the Constitution of India.a) 44thb) 42ndc) 41std) 45thAnswer: (a) 44th<br />6. The Supreme Court on 18 April 2011 banned the employment of children in circuses and directed the government to rescue those employed in the sector. Consider the following statements on the judgement.i) A Bench headed by Justice Dalveer Bhandari gave the judgement.ii) The Court passed the order on a petition filed by NGO Bachpan Bachao Aandolan.Choose the right option:a) Both i and ii are correctb) Only i is correctc) Only ii is correct]d) Neither i nor ii is correct.Answer: (a) both i and ii is correct.<br />7. Supreme Court of India on 18 April 2011 stayed the order of the broadcast tribunal TDSAT and thus set aside TRAI's notification to fix 35 per cent of the rates paid by cable operators for TV channels. The apex court raised the rates paid by cable operators for TV channels to what percentage?40%b. 42%c. 43.32%d. 46%Answer: (b)<br />8. Writer of nearly 1000 novels in Urdu Izhar Asar died at 82 on 15 April 2011. What is the name of the first science novel written by Izhar Asar?a. Aadhi Zindagib. Do Aankheinc. La-shareekd. Meherbaan Kaise KaiseAnswer: (a)<br />9. National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a not-for-profit company under the Ministry of Finance and Everonn Education Ltd (EEL) joined hands to launch which school to train 1.5 crore people across nine sectors?a. International Skills Schoolb. School of International Skills Trainingc. National Vocational Training Schoold. International School for Vocational TrainingAnswer: (a)<br />10. To make Urdu a language of mass communication, the madarsa education board of which Indian state in April 2011 started Urdu journalism training for madarsa pass-outs?a. Biharb.Uttar Pradeshc. West Bengald. GujaratAnswer: (b)<br />11. Study the following sentences:1. The APMC bill was approved of by Uttarakhand Governor on 19 April 2011.2. The APMC bill seeks to provide effective regulation in marketing of agricultural produces as well as establishment of proper marketing system in Uttarakhand.3. The bill bars setting up private markets so as to enable farmers and regulatory authorities to ensure a level playing field.4. The bill proposed to do away with the mandi system of the sale and purchase of agriculture produces.Which of the statements related to the bill is not true?a.Only 3b.Only 4c. 2 & 3d. 3 & 4Answer: (d)<br />12. Name the helicopter that caught fire and plunged into a gorge in Tawang city of Arunachal Pradesh on 19 April 2011 resulting in the death of 17 personsa. Pawan Hans Mi-17b. HAL HPT-32 Deepakc. HAL HJT-16 Kirand. Lakshya PTAAnswer: (a)<br />13. Which one of the following Arab countries lifted emergency rule in the country? a) Syriab) Egyptc) Tunisiad) YemenAnswer: (a) Syria<br />14. India and Kazakhstan, signed a total of___ agreements during Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Kazakhstan.a) Sevenb) Sixc) Fived) EightAnswer: (a) Seven<br />15. European Parliament passed resolutions condemning which one of the following countries for its support to Taliban?a) Afghanistanb) Pakistanc) Kazakhstand) RussiaAnswer: (b) Pakistan<br />16. Pakistan and Afghanistan on 16 April 2011 decided to set up a two-tier joint commission at Kabul regarding the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan during Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani's visit to Afghanistan. Consider the following statements now.i) Yousuf Raza Gilani is the President of Pakistan.ii) Hamid Karzai is the Prime Minister of Afghanistan.Which of the given statements is/are correct?a) Both i and iib) Only iic) Only id) Neither i nor ii Answer: (d) Neither i nor ii; Yousuf Raza Gilani is the Prime Minister of India and Hamid Karzai is the President of India.<br />17. Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa called for a mass protest against the UN Report, which called for establishing an independent international probe into alleged war crimes committed during the war against the LTTE. What is the full form of LTTE?a) Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelamb) Liberation Tigers Treaty Eelamc) Tamil Tigers of Liberated Eelamd) Tamil TigersAnswer: (a) Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam<br />18.Consider the following clues:1. The last Maharaja of Jaipur who also Jaipur's 40th Maharaja died on 16 April 2011.2. He was the head of the Kachwaha clan of Rajputs was born to Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his first wife Marudhar Kanwar of Jodhpur on 22 October 1931.3. He was commissioned into the Indian Army in the 3rd Cavalry Regiment and received the Bharat Ratna in 1974.4. Married to Sirmur princess Kumari Padmini Devi and the royal couple had daughter by the name of Diya Kumari.With the help of the clues identify the person.a. Sawai Bhawani Singhb. Sawai Madho Singh IIc. Sawai Pratap Singhd. Bishan SinghAnswer: (a)<br />19. World Heritage Day was observed on 18 April every year. The proposal to observe the day was taken by International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in a symposium organised on 18 April 1982 in which of the following countries?a. Egyptb. Tunisiac. Libyad. SyriaAnswer: (b)<br />20. Former West Indies cricket captain Franz 'Gerry' Alexander who made his debut against England in 1957 and went on to represented the team in 25 Test matches died at age 82 on 16 April 2011. Identify the cricketer who scored 961 runs at an average of 30.03 with the best being 108 against Australia.a. Franz 'Gerry' Alexander b. Karl Nunesc. George Headleyd. Denis AtkinsonAnswer: (a)<br />21. Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction on 18 April 2011. For which of her following novels did she win the prestigious literary award?a. A Visit from the Goon Squadb. The Invisible Circusc. Look at Med. The KeepAnswer: (a)<br />22. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:List I List II Pulitzer Award Winning Books Names of Writers1. A Visit from the Goon Squad A. Ron Chernow2. Clybourne Park B. Kay Ryan3. The Best of It: New and Selected Poems C. Bruce Norris4. Washington: A Life D. Jennifer EganCode: A B C D<br />a. 4 3 2 1b. 3 2 1 4c. 2 1 3 4d. 1 3 4 2Answer: (a)<br />23. Pakistan test fired a newly developed short-range surface-to-surface missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead on 19 April 2011. Name the missile.a. Hatf-9b. Hatf-I/IAc. Ghaznavid. Abdali-IAnswer: (a)<br />24. A well-known Kannada poet, playwright and translator was in April 2011 appointed Director of Tagore Centre in Berlin. He would be responsible for promoting Indo-German cultural exchanges and organising Indian cultural programmes in Germany. Identify the person.a. Professor H. S. Shiva Prakashb. T. N. Srikantaiahc. K. S. Narasimhaswamyd. Allama PrabhuAnswer: (a)<br />25.Indian Union Government on 9 April 2011 reconstituted the Central Supervisory Board set up under the Pre-conception & Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994 (PC & PNDT Act). Read the following sentences with respect to the Act.1. Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994 was brought into operation from 1 January 1996.2. The main objective of the PC & PNDT Act is ensure use of sex selection techniques before or after conception.3. The Act aims at stopping misuse of pre-natal diagnostic techniques for sex-selective abortions.4. The Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994 was brought into operation to check female feticide.Which of the above mentioned statement/statements is/are false?a. Only 1b. Only 3c. 2 & 3d. None of the aboveAnswer: (b)<br />26. Read the following sentences with respect to Central Reserve Police Force.1. CRPF celebrates its Valour Day every year on 9 April.2. CRPF observes the Valour Day to commemorate the 1965 incident of Sardar Post when 2nd Battalion of CRPF had repulsed the attack of a full-fledged infantry brigade of Pakistani army.3. 50 CRPF officers were given gallantry medals on the occasion of CRPF Valour Day on 9 April 2011.4. CRPF is the third first force in the world to raise an all-women battalion.Which of the following statements are true?a. 1 & 2b. 3 & 4c. 2 & 4d. 2 & 3Answer: (a)<br />27. Read the following sentences with respect to the issue of biometric PAN cards to taxpayers.1. Indian Finance Ministry on 11 April decided to issue biometric PAN cards to taxpayers across the country to erase the problem of duplicate and fake ones2. proposed new biometric Permanent Account Number (PAN) cards would bear the I-T assessee's fingerprints3. Finance ministry and the I-T department had put on hold the biometric PAN card project in 2010 to ensure that the biometric PAN cards for tax payers could be released along with UID numbers to be issued by Nandan Nilekani's Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI).4. The biometric PAN card was proposed by the finance minister Pranab Mukherjee in the budget speech of 2009-10.Which of the above mentioned statements are true?a. 1,2 & 3b. 1,3 & 4c. 2,3 & 4d. 1 & 2Answer: (d)<br />28. According to data from an international organisation India's growth in 2010 was 10.4% higher than that of China which recorded a growth of 10.3%. Name the organisation.a. International Monetary Fundb. World Bankc. Asian Development Bankd. World Trade organisationAnswer: (a)<br />29. Creative Abby awards were given out during the Goafest 2011 which concluded on 9 April 2011 in the Varca village in Goa. The awards recognise and honour work in which of the following fields?a. Journalismb. Advertisementc. Documentary Filmsd. Art & CraftAnswer: (b)<br />30. India topped the list of 10 countries that have the highest number of stillbirths according to which of the following British medical journals?a. The Lancetb. British Journal of Medical Practitionersc. British Columbia Medical Journald. British Journal of Sexual MedicineAnswer: (a)<br />31. The Annual plan for Jharkhand state was finalised at ____ for the year 2011-12.a) 15300 crore rupeesb) 14300 crore rupeesc) 16600 crore rupeesd) 12450 crore rupeesAnswer: (a) 15300 crore rupees<br />32. The Supreme Court of India, in the second week of April 2011, refused Odisha Government's plea to stay Polavaram Dam construction by which one of the following states?a) Madhya Pradeshb) Jharkhandc) West Bengald) Andhra PradeshAnswer: (d) Andhra Pradesh<br />33. Two rare vulture species namely, the Long-billed and the White-rumped were sighted in large numbers in Rajsthan's Baran district. Baran is located in which one of the following states? a) Biharb) Rajasthanc) Uttar Pradeshd) GujaratAnswer: (b) Rajasthan<br />34. India is working on AURA (autonomous unmanned research aircraft) programme to develop the stealth UCAVs (unmanned combat aerial vehicles) or drones capable of firing missiles and bombs at enemy targets with precision. What is the full form of AURA?a) Autonomous Unmanned Research Aircraftb) Autonomous Unmanned Research Airplanec) Automatic Unmanned Research Aircraftd) Automated Unmanned Research Anti-MissileAnswer: (a) Autonomous Unmanned Research Aircraft<br />35. Consider the following sentences regarding Andhra Lake Wind Power Project.i) The project is promoted by Indo-German enterprise Enercon Indiaii) It is located at a distance of 3.5 km from the Bhimshanker Wildlife Sanctuary. iii) It is posing threat to the region of Western Ghats in Maharashtra.Choose the right option:a) All i, ii and iii are correct.b) Only i and ii are correct.c) Only i is correct.d) Only ii is correct.Answer: (a) All i, ii and iii are correct.<br />36. A team of Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology created the world's first practical artificial leaf. Consider the following statements regarding that:i) It can turn sunlight and water into energy.ii) The artificial leaf can use sunlight to break water into oxygen and hydrogen which can be used further to create electricity in a separate fuel cell.Choose the right option:a) Both i and ii are correct.b) Neither i nor ii are correct.c) Only i is correct.d) Only ii is correct.Answer: (a) Both i and ii are correct.<br />37. British Scientists at Edinburgh University, in the second week of April 2011, created human kidneys from stem cells in a break through which could lead to transplant patients growing their organs. Consider the following statements regarding Kidneys in human body. i) A person's kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to sift out about 2 quarts of waste products and extra water.ii)The word ''renal' refers to the Lungs in Human Body.Choose the right option:a) Both i and ii statements are correct.b) Only i is correct.c) Only ii is correct.d) Neither i nor ii is correct.Answer: (b) Only i is correct. The word renal refers to the Lungs in Human body.<br />38. The largest waste to power plant in China, the Hangu waste-to-power plant, is located in which one of the following countries?a) Shanghaib) Beijingc) Tianjind) WuhanAns): c) Tianjin<br />39. Manuka honey could be used to combat some of the most hard-to-treat infections such as MRSA that are resistant to powerful antibiotics. Manuka honey is named so after a___a) Treeb) Beesc) Cityd) Anti-bioticAnswer: (a) Tree<br />40. Isle of Wight rock yielded three fossil footprints of Dinosaurs. In which one of the following countries Isle of Wight is located?a) UKb) USAc) India d) Germany Answer: (a) UK<br />41. Read the sentences with respect to the Telecom Policy 2011.1. Telecom Policy 2011 was unveiled by the Communications and IT Minister, Kapil Sibal on 11 April 2011.2. The decision to move to a uniform licence fee in the telecom sector was also pronounced in the policy.3. The norms concerning merger and acquisition (M&A) mentioned that the minimum number of operators will not be allowed to fall below eight at any point in time in each circle.4. The policy highlighted formation of a committee, under the chairmanship of retired Supreme Court judge Shivraj Patil to draft the Telecom Act.Which of the above mentioned facts are not true about Telecom Policy 2011?a. 1,2 & 3b. 3 & 4c. 1 & 2d. 2 & 3Answer: (b)<br />42. Indian Finance Ministry on 11 April decided to issue biometric PAN cards to taxpayers across the country to erase the problem of duplicate and fake ones. Which Indian Finance Minister has first proposed the biometric PAN card?a. Pranab Mukherjee b. P Chidambaramc. Jaswant Singhd. Yashwant SinhaAnswer: (b)<br />43. Which industry body representing GSM players announced in April 2011 its decision to combine forces with the government to ensure wide scale spread of mobile broadband?a. Cellular Operators Association of India b. Cellular Rights Associationc. TRAI's Cellular Armd. DITAnswer: (a)<br />44. The 218-km Chainsa-Sultanpur-Neemrana pipeline was commissioned on 9 April 2011. Which of the following built the pipeline?a. RIGZONEb. GAIL (India)c. High - Tech Group of Companiesd. Max EngineeringAnswer: (b)<br />45. According to global research group Gartner, the Indian domestic BPO market is projected to grow by 23% and reach which of the following figures in the current financial year 2011?a. $1.69 billionb. $1.4 billionc. $2.47 billiond. $1.1 billionAnswer: (b)<br />46. Which are the two Gujarat-based cooperative sector lenders on which Reserve bank of India imposed a financial penalty of Rs 1 lakh each for violation of various rules, including anti-money laundering guidelines?1. Shree MahalaxmiMercantile Co-operative Bank2. Rander People's Co-operative Bank3. Abad District Co Op Bank4. Ahd Mercantile Co-Op Bank Ltda. 1 & 2b. 2 & 3c. 1 & 4d. 3 & 4Answer: (a)<br />47. In view of the Intelligence Bureau's report, Department of Telecommunications in April 2011requested to advice the Telecom Service Providers not to launch proposed pushmail/powermail service of which of the following?a. HTCb. Blackberryc. Nokiad. Apple's iphoneAnswer: (c)<br />48. State-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) in April 2011 finally decided to make which one of the following its 100% subsidiary?a. Ergon Speciality Oilsb. Prize Petroleum Corporation c. Conoco Phillips Corporationd. Royal Dutch Shell plcAnswer: (b)<br />49. The Miglani family acquired Brahmani Industries which is a greenfield steel plant being built in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. The Miglani family jointly controls high-grade steelmaker Uttam Galva Steel along with which of the following steel giants?a. ArcelorMittal Indiab. POSCOc. Nippon Steeld. Tata SteelAnswer: (a)<br />50. Executive Editor of the Malayala Manorama Group of Publications of India was elected as the president of WAN-IFRA at its Annual General Meeting in Dublin, Ireland in April 2011. Name the Executive Editor of the Malayala Manorama Group of Publications.a. Jacob Mathewb. Gavin K O'Reillyc. Tomas Brunegardd. Seok Hyun HongAnswer: (a)<br />51. Which Indian pharmaceutical company entered into a joint-venture with the US' Merck & Co on 11 April 2011 to develop and manufacture innovative, branded generic medicines for the emerging markets?a. Dr. Reddy'sb. Sun Pharmaceuticalc. Ranbaxy Laboratoriesd. Herbal India PhytochemAnswer: (b)<br />52. Which company on 11 April 2011 entered the water purification business and also launched the world's first wonder door refrigerator that saves energy?a. LG Electronicsb. Videoconc. Phillipsd. SamsungAnswer: (a)<br />53. Which of the following banks launched 24 hour operating e-banking lounge in Chennai on 11 April 2011 along with other facilities like maestro enabled debit card for senior citizens and inter-bank mobile payment services?a. Punjab National Bankb. Indian Bankc. Indian Overseas Bankd. Corporation BankAnswer: (b)<br />54. Which two consumer-goods giants were slapped with fines totaling €315.2 million ($456.3 million) by the European Commission for operating a laundry-detergent cartel that stemmed from an industry-wide environmental initiative?1. Procter & Gamble Co. 2. Unilever PLC3. The Coca-Cola Company4. Pepsico, Inca. 3 & 4b. 2 & 3c. 1 & 3d. 1 & 2Answer: (d)<br />55. Company List Indians appointed as CEO1. Reckitt Benckiser A. Vikram Pandit2. MasterCard Worldwide B. Indira Nooyi3. Citigroup C. Rakesh Kapoor4. PespsiCo D. Ajay BangaA B C Da. 3 4 1 2b. 2 1 3 4c. 1 4 2 3d. 3 1 4 2Answer: (a)<br />56. The country's second-largest two-wheeler maker Bajaj Auto announced in April 2011 its tie-up with which bank to offer inventory finance to its dealers?a. State Bank of Indiab. ICICIc. Corporation Bankd. Bank of IndiaAnswer: (a)<br />57. Which of the following world champions won the Malaysian Grand Prix with a dominant drive on 10 April 2011?a. Sebastien Vettel b. Mark Webber c. Jenson Buttond. AlonsoAnswer: (a)<br />58. Which Indian golfer won the Panasonic Open 2011 held at the Delhi Golf Club in New Delhi on 9 April 2011?a. Anirban Lahiri b. Manav Jaini c. Ali Sherd. Mardan MamatAnswer: (a)<br />59. Which telecom service provider paid more than 85 crore to renew its sponsorship contract and signed the most expensive sponsorship deal in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with Chennai Super Kings for IPL season 4?a. Vodafoneb. Uninorc. Airteld. AircelAnswer: (d)<br />60. Which of the following golfer won the 75th U.S. Masters on 10 April 2011?a. Jason Dayb. Adam Scottc. Charl Schwartzeld. Luke DonaldAnswer: (c)<br />61. International Association for Athletics Federation (IAAF) on 12 April 2011 became the first international sports federation to approve new rules on the eligibility of female athletes who suffers from overproduction of male sex hormones. What is the condition caused by overproduction of male sex hormones called?a. Cushing's syndromeb. Idiopathic hirsutismc. Andropaused. HyperandrogenismAnswer: (d)<br />62. Wisden, regarded as the Bible of cricket on 13 April 2011 named Sachin Tendulkar as Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2010. Which other Indian cricketer in the past has been honoured with Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for the year?a. Sunil Gavaskarb. Virender Sehwagc. Kapil Devd. SrikanthAnswer: (b)<br />63. Read the following1. This retail stalwart was a well known name in the Indian retail industry died on 10 April 2011.2. He was one of the founders of Indian corporate retail and was part of the start-up team of FoodWorld Supermarkets, which had heralded organised retail into India in the mid-nineties. 3. At the time of his death the CEO of Future Value Retail and executive board member of Future group.4. He had started his career with the RPG group in Dunlop in 1980.Identify the person with the help of the above mentioned cuea. Raghu Pillaib. Ghanshyam Dasc. Venugopal Dhoot d. Mukesh Wadhumal JagtianiAnswer: (a)<br />64. Who among of the following was appointed the Chairman, Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in April 2011?a. Shiv Nadarb. B. Muthuramanc. L.M. Thapard. Russi ModyAnswer: (a)<br />65. The first all-India president of the Students Federation of India (SFI) and editor of the Chintha Publishers of the CPI(M) in Kerala breathed his last on 9 April 2011. Name the person being referred to.a. ONV Kurupb. C. Bhaskaranc. A A Rahimd. K V SumeshAnswer: (b)<br />66. Which of the following members of National Commission for Women was made acting chairperson on the completion of tenure of Dr. Girija Vyas?a. Yasmeen Abrar b. Nirmala Venkateshc. Zohra Chatterjid. Dr. Indira MishraAnswer: (a)<br />67. Name the social activist who was on 7 April 2011 announced the winner of the 2011 Rabindranath Tagore Peace Prize by the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM).a. Anna Hazareb. Medha Patkarc. Prakash Pohared. Mirai ChatterjeeAnswer: (a)<br />68. Who was the first man from Russia who on 12 April 1961 made his journey to space in the Vostok rocket marking the greatest victory of Soviet science?a. Alexey Leonovb. Vladimir Chelomeic. Vladimir Komarov d. Yuri Gagarin Answer: (d)<br />69. Aviation safety regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) decided to serve show-cause notices to four private domestic carriers on 13 April 2011 for violating norms at the Dabolim airport in Goa. Which of the following carrier was not served the notice?a. GoAirb. Kingfisherc. Jet Airways d. JetLitee. Air SaharaAnswer: (e)<br />70. Sixty Six Indian nationals, including 11 women and 12 children were safely evacuated from Abidjan to Accra on Aircraft? What is the name of the Aircraft?a) Boing 737 b) Boing 773c) Boing 337d) Boing 777Answer: (a) Boing 737<br />71. Ismail Omar Guelleh was re-elected the President of Djibouti according to the election results declared on 9 April 2011. Who was the first president of Djibouti?a) Hassan Gouled Aptidonb) Mohamed Warsama Raguehc) Muammar Gaddafid) Hosni MubarakAnswer: (a) Hasan Goulded Aptidon<br />72. Japan's nuclear crisis worsened on 12 April 2011 with the severity level at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant increasing to a maximum seven level bringing it at par with the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe in Russia. Chernobyl catastrophe happened in__.a) Russiab) Chinac) USAd) CanadaAnswer: (a) Russia<br />73. Ismail Omar Guelleh was re-elected the President of Djibouti according to the election results declared on 9 April 2011. Djibouti is located in which one of the following Continents?a) Africab) Asiac) Europed) North AmericaAnswer: (a): Africa<br />74. India, on 11 April 2011, offered expertise and latest technology in sugar industry to Ethiopia____.a) Ethiopiab) Japanc) Sri Lankad) NigeriaAnswer: (a) Ethiopia<br />75. Scientists have identified five genes which raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Consider the following statements regarding Alzheimer's disease.i) Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of Dementia.ii) Problems that happen due to the Alzheimer's are personality-disorder, decision making, abstract thinking and loss of initiative.Which of the above statements is/are correct?a) Only ib) Only iic) Both i and iid) Neither i nor iiAnswer: (c) Both i and ii<br />76. At the European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, the scientists calculated that the Earth sees about __ thunderstorms every hour.a) 670b) 580c) 760d) 960Answer: (c) 760<br />77. A giant predatory theropod dinosaur, similar in stature and size to Tyrannosaurus rex, has been identified by palaeontologists. Which of the following statements is/are correct?i) The new dinosaur, named Zhuchengtyrannus magnus, probably stood four metres tall, was 11 metres long and weighed around six tonnes. ii) Like T. rex, it was a carnivore with huge powerful jaws. iii) It ran on back legs, with small front limbs.a) Only i and iib) Only i and iiic) Only ii and iiid) All i, ii and iii are correctAnswer: (d) All i,ii and iii are correct<br />78. A team from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, discovered that a green alga invades tiny developing salamander embryos. What is this phenomenon called?a) Symbiosisb) Photosynthesisc) Ecdysisd) Aestivation Answer: (a) Symbiosis<br />79. Scientists recently developed a computer that could be controlled by the power of thought. It would help people unable to speak or move. What is the name of the technology which they used to develop this kind of computer?a) electrocortiographyb) symbian C++c) javad) flash liteAnswer: (a) electrocartiography80. Who won the National Jute Board-Kolkata international squash at Calcutta Racket Club on 3 April 2011 after defeating Omar Mosaad?a. Karim Darwish b. Khawaja Adil Maqboolc. Ritwik Bhattacharyad. Peter NicolAnswer: (a)<br />81. Read the following statements:1. He won the ATP Miami Masters crown by defeating Nadal and thus remained unbeaten in 2011.2. He captured all four titles- the Australian Open, Dubai, elite Masters titles at Indian Wells and Miami in 2011.3. He had won his first Miami Masters title in 2007.4. He joined Roger Federer, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras as the only players to win the Australian Open, Indian Wells and Miami in the same year.Identify the tennis player being referred to.a. Novak Djokovic b. Roger Federerc. Andy Murrayd. Rafael NadalAnswer: (a)<br />82. Which of the following companies announced their alliance with Chennai Super Kings as the official team partner for the upcoming IPL Season 4?a. ONGCb. Indian Oil Corporationc. Hindusthan Petroleumd. Gulf Oil CorporationAnswer: (d)<br />83. Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was offered and accepted the honour of being chosen to get an honorary commission in which of the following?a. Indian Navyb. Territorial Armyc. Indian Air Forced. Indian Para-military ForceAnswer: (b)<br />84. Which of the following real estate firms on 5 April 2011 announced a gift in the shape of villas worth Rs. 9 crore to skipper M.S. Dhoni and his teammates following their victory in the World Cup 2011?a. DLFb. Amrapalic. Unitechd. Tata Construction & Projects LtdAnswer: (b)<br />85. Which of the following Indian cricket is the most heavily insured player for the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 4 T-20 tournament which begins on 8 April 2011?a. Sachin Tendulkarb. Yuvraj Singhc. M S Dhonid. Virender SehwagAnswer: (c)<br />86. Union Sports Ministry on 6 April 2011 formed a committee to fine-tune the draft National Sports Development Bill. Who is heading the committee?a. Justice Mukul Mudgalb. Justice Tej Pratap Singh Mannc. Justice Gurdev Singhd. Justice Jaswant Singh PhogatAnswer: (a)<br />87. Which of the following steel plants in India achieved record production of 5.71 million tonnes (mt) of hot metal (a 6.3 per cent growth over 2009-10), 5.33 mt of crude steel (4.3 per cent) and 4.57 mt of saleable steel (4.3 per cent)?a. Bhillai Steel Plantb. Rourkela Steel Plantc. Bokaro Steel Plantd. Salem Steel PlantAnswer: (a)<br />88. The Department of Information Technology (DIT) on 5 April 2011 published a draft policy on which of the following to enable the government departments to provide services, including payment of utility bills and filing of tax with the use of a medium?a. Mobile governanceb. E-governancec. Service Delivery Gatewayd. Applications Inter-operabilityAnswer: (a)<br />89. Engineering and construction major L&T announced that it has achieved financial closure for which of the following with the help of 10-bank consortium led by SBI pitching in with Rs 11478 crore debt?a. Kolkata Metro Rail Projectb. Pune Metro Projectc. Delhi Metro projectd. Hyderabad Metro Rail projectAnswer: (d)<br />90. At the National Conference on Kharif Strategies, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on 6 April 2011 mentioned that India has achieved an all-time high production of foodgrains. What was the estimation regarding foodgain production in 2010-11?a. 235.88 million tonnesb. 215 million tonnesc. 261.34 million tonnesd. 222.66 million tonnesAnswer: (a)<br />91. This agency issued guidelines on distance marketing of products on 6 April 2011 to protect the interest of people who buy policies over phone or Internet. Identify the agency.a. SEBIb. IRDAc. TRAId. DoTAnswer: (b)<br />92. Buyer's Credit was launched by the Commerce and Industry Minister, Anand Sharma, on 6 April 2011 to boost project exports from India. Under which of the following was Buyer's Credit launched?a. National Export Insurance Account b. Export-Import Bank of Indiac. Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of Indiad. Reserve Bank of IndiaAnswer: (a)<br />93. Record food grain production helped to reduce to food inflation to a four month low for the week ending 26 March 2011. What was the inflation percentage for the week?a. 9.18%b. 9.25%c. 9.21%d. 9.36%Answer: (a)<br />94. Solvay, the Belgian soda ash maker which sold a drugs unit a year ago, agreed to buy which of the following French companies to add specialty chemicals spanning ingredients for moisturisers and car-part polymers?a. Rhodiab. Daniscoc. Cognisd. Le ZèbreAnswer: (a)<br />95. Vivendi agreed to buy Vodafone Group's 44% stake in which of the French mobile-phone operator's for euro 7.95 billion ($11.3 billion) to win full control of its largest unit and secure more stable earnings?a. T-Mobileb. Orangec. Virgin Mobile d. SFRAnswer: (d)<br />96. Which of the following companies in April 2011 filed a petition in the Supreme Court to block penal action initiated by the Income Tax authorities on its contested $2.5-billion tax bill?a. Vodafone International b. Bharti Airtelc. Uninord. Tata TeleservicesAnswer: (a)<br />97. The Indian Government in April 2011 issued a notice to which of the following companies to terminate licences for Kerala, West Bengal and Assam for delay in roll- out of services in these three circles?a. Sistema Shyam Teleservices b. Tata Teleservicesc. Relianced. BSNLAnswer: (a)<br />98. Which of the following companies bought the Pringles brand from Procter & Gamble Co for $1.5 billion?a. Diamond Foods Incb. PepsiCo's Frito-Layc. Emerald Nuts d. Kettle Potato ChipsAnswer: (a)<br />99. Which Italian luxury sports car makers on 6 April 2011 announced its entry into the Indian market where it will sell its high-performance cars priced between Rs.1.20 crore and Rs.1.43 crore?a. Maseratib. Bentleyc. Aston Martind. MaybachAnswer: (c)<br />100. Which of the following companies announced on 6 April 2011 that it won contract to provide broadband internet connectivity to Indian Railways through state-run RailTel Corp of India Ltd?a. DELb. IBMc. Infosysd. HCL InfosystemsAnswer: (d)<br />
      • Which one of the following companies became the first major online retailer to offer cloud-based media storage and streaming to unlimited web or Android devices with a free basic plan?a. Amazonb. Roamansc. LL BeANd. vita CoastAnswer: (a)2. State-owned carrier Air India announced on 29 March 2011 that it completed the first milestone of its modernisation process with the migration of Air India and Indian Airlines to SITA's Horizon Passenger Service System (PSS). When did Air India sign contract with SITA for the same?a. January 2011b. March 2010c. October 2009d. April 2010Answer: (d)3. NYSE listed US-based International Paper decided to buy up to 75% stake in which of the following for up to $423 million, in the first significant domestic acquisition by a foreign paper company?a. Abhinav Publicationsb. Vinod Paper Housec. Ananda Paper Housed. AP Paper MillsAnswer: (d)4. Sistema Shyam Teleservices issued over 54.73-crore equity shares to which of the following governments at 17.14 per cent stake against $600 million received in December 2010 on 30 March 2011?a. Italian governmentb. US governmentc. Russian governmentd. Philippines governmentAnswer: (c)5. According to the tiger Census 2010, the number of tigers in India increased from 1411 to__.a) 1706b) 1672c) 1511d) 1611Answer: (a) 17066. Which one of the following statements on tiger Census 2010 in India is NOT correct?a) The number of tigers in India increased from 1411 in 2006 to 1706 in 2010.b) The tiger census 2010 was unveiled by the Union Home Ministry.c) The tiger occupancy areas decreased from 93600 sq. km to areas of 72800sq.km.d) In the Sunderbans, the tiger Census took place for the first time.Answer: (b) The tiger Census was unveiled by the Union ministry of Environment and Forests.7. In tiger census 2010,i) Pugmarks were used as the only indicator of tiger numbers.ii)An advanced Scientific process was adopted which included video trapping and use of satellite data.Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?Choose the right option:a) Only i is incorrectb) Only ii is incorrectc) Both i and ii are incorrectd) Both i and ii are not incorrectAnswer: ( a) Only i is incorrect8. In the Sunderbans, the tiger Census took place for the first time. In which one of the following states of India Sunderbans is located?a) West Bengalb) OrissaC) Andhra Pradeshd) Tamil NaduAnswer: (a) West Bengal, next to the Bay of Bengal9. Scientists, at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute UK, for the first time identified genetic mutations that lead to the development of acute myeloid leukaemia. Acute myeloid leukaemia is a cancer of the__.a) White Blood Cells (WBC)b) Red blood Cells (RBC)c) Liver Cellsd) Stem CellsAnswer: (a) White Blood Cells (WBC)10. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper resigned after a no-confidence vote was passed by 156-145 vote against him in the Canadian Parliament on 25 March 2011. He belongs to which one of the following political parties?a) Conservative Partyb) Liberal Partyc) Congress Partyd) Democratic PartyAnswer: (a) Conservative Party11. Which of the following statements regarding the outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada are/is correct?i) He is the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada.ii) He was sworn as Prime Minister of Canada on 6 February 2006.Choose the right option:a) Both i and ii are correct.b) Both i and ii are incorrect.c) Only i is correct.d) Only ii is correct.Answer: (a) Both i and ii are correct.12. Latikia, witnessed the mass unrest against the ruling President Bashar al-Assad on 25-26 March 2011. Where the place Latikia is located?a) Syriab) Egyptc) Yemend) PakistanAnswer: (a) Syria13. Latikia, witnessed the mass unrest against the ruling President Bashar al-Assad on 25-26 March 2011. Which of the following statements is/are incorrect?i) Bashar al-Assad is the President of Egyptii) Latikia is in Syriaa) Both the statements are incorrectb) Only i is incorrectc) Only ii is incorrectd) Both the statements are not incorrectAnswer: (b) only i is incorrect; Bashar al-Assad is the President of Syria14. The Rajya Sabha, the upper House in Indian Parliament, on 24 March 2011 passed the bill___ changing the name of Orissa to Odisha.a) Orissa (the Alteration of Name) Bill, 2010b) Odisha(the Alteration of Name) Bill,2011c) Orissa (the Alteration of Name) Bill, 2011d) Odisha(the Alteration of Name) Bill, 2010Answer: (a) Orissa (the Alteration of Name) Bill, 201015. Earth quake of 6.8 magnitude struck Myanmar’s borders with Thailand and Laos, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai on 24 March 2011. What was the magnitude of the quake?a. 6b. 6.3c. 6.8d. 7.6Answer: (c)16. The Shunglu Committee set up to probe corruption in organising the Commonwealth Games (CWG) on 23 March 2011 submitted its second report to the Cabinet Secretary. Which private developer was indicted in the second report?a. Emaar MGFb. Royale Builders and Developersc. Green Field Real Estated. DLFAnswer: (a)17. The World Meteorological Organization with its 189 Members and the worldwide meteorological community celebrate World Meteorological Day every year on 23 March. When was the WMO Convention convened for the first time with the purpose of setting up the World Meteorological Organization?a. 1947b. 149c. 150d. 1956Answer: (d)18. To how many village panchayats was the Nirmal Gram Puraskar awarded by President Pratibha Patil on 23 March 2011?a. 1543b. 2808c. 29d. 166Answer: (b)19. The Indian government on 24 March 2011 constituted 11member Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) to examine the means of oversight on regulators and their autonomy from the government. Who will head the committee?a. Retired Supreme Court Justice BN Srikrishnab. former PFRDA Chairman D Swarupc. RBI Governor Dr. D. Subbaraod. PMEAC member M Govinda RaoAnswer: (a)20. On which of the following freedom fighters was a commemorative postage stamp released by the Indian President Pratibha Patil on 24 March 2011?a. Padmaja Naidub. Padmaja Naiduc. Sucheta Kriplanid. Subhadra JoshiAnswer: (d)21. Which of the following radio stations was awarded the Most Successful Radio Channel of the Year at the FICCI Frames Excellence Awards 2011 was given out on 25 March 2011?a. Radio Mirchi (98.3)b. Big FM (92.7)c. Red FM (93.5)d. Radio One (95)Answer: (a)22. Read the following statement with reference to renowned dancer Leela Samson.1. Leela Samson was appointed chairperson of the Central Board for Film Certification on 28 March 2011 by Information and Broadcasting Ministry.2. Leela Samson is a renowned Kathakali dancer of India.3. Leela Samson won the prestigious Bharat Ratna award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the art of dance in 1990.4. Two documentary films were made on her work namely- Sanchari and The Flowering Tree.Which of the above mentioned statements is/are false?a. 2 & 4b. 3 & 4c. 2 & 3d. Only 4Answer: (c)23. Nisha P. Rajagopal has been chosen as the first recipient of ‘The Hindu Saregama M.S. Subbulakshmi Award instituted on 16 September 2010. To which of the following type of music is she famous for?a. Carnaticb. Hindusthani classicalc. Haryanavi Musicd. GanasangeetAnswer: (a)24. A team of Scientists led by Takehiko at Yokohama City University grew sperms in a test-tube. Consider the following statements regarding the scientific breakthrough.i) Sperms were grown in a Test-tube for the first time.ii) The Scientific breakthrough could help millions of infertile men to attain parenthood.Now choose the right option:a) Both i and ii statements are correctb) Only i is correctc) Only ii is correctd) Both I and ii statements are wrongAnswer: (a) Both i and ii statements are correct25. The Union ministry of Environment and Forests, recently asked state governments to declare bamboo as a minor forest produce to address livelihood issues of forest dwellers and tribals. Bamboo is a__.a) Grassb) Treec) Plantd) WoodAnswer: (a) Grass26. The Union Cabinet of India, on 22 March 2011, approved the amendments to the Indian Forest Act, 1927. The amendment to the Indian Forest Act raised the limit to which fines for relatively minor offences can be compounded from 50 rupees to _ rupees.a) 9000 rupeesb) 10000 rupeesc) 11000 rupeesd) 12000 rupeesAnswer: (b) 10000 rupees27. Earthquake in Myanmar measured at magnitude 6.8 killed 73 people and injured 111 people on 25 March 2011. The strength of an earthquake can be measured by a device called ___.a) Seismographb) Barometerc) Algometerd) ThermometerAnswer: (a) Seismograph28. Somdev Devvarman was defeated by which of the following ace tennis players at the quarter finals of the Indian Wells Masters in Californiain in two close sets 5-7 4-6 in March 2011?a. Cypriot Marcosb. Robin Soderlingc. Rafael Nadald. Andy MurrayAnswer: (c)29. World No. 4 India’s Saina Nehwal won the Swiss Grand Prix 2011 by defeating Ji Hyun Sung of South Korea 21-13, 21-14. She had earlier defeated the South Korean badminton player in which of the following tournaments?a. Swiss Grand Prix 2011b. Indonesia Open Super Series in 2010c. All England Open Badminton Championships 2010d. Irish OpenAnswer: (b)30. Who defeated Spanish ace tennis player and World No 1 Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on 20 March 2011 to win the ATP Indian Wells title?a. Novak Djokovicb. Robin Sderlingc. Andy Murrayd. Andy RoddickAnswer: (a)31. Which of the following football clubs got back on track with a 2-0 win against Arsenal in the FA Cup quarterfinals at Old Trafford on 12 March 2011?a. Manchester Unitedb. Chelseac. Real Madridd. LiverpoolAnswer: (a)32. Which of the following teams did Pakistan defeat in the Quarter final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 to reach the semi finals?a. Indiab. New Zealandc. West Indiesd. AustraliaAnswer: (c)33. According to the latest WTA list, Sania Mirza broke back into the top-100 in the singles list with a jump of eight places. What is Sania Mirza’s current position in the singles list?a. 95b. 90c. 99d. 75Answer: (c) 34. Which Indian cricketer was declared the man of the match in the ICC World Cup Quarter final match between India and Australia in Ahmadabad on 24 March 2011?a. M S Dhonib. Suresh Rainac. Yuvraj Singhd. Yusuf PathanAnswer: (c)35. Based on the recommendations of FIPB the Indian Government on 23 March 2011 approved 14 Foreign Direct Investment proposals and 27 proposals. What is the total worth of the FDI proposals accepted by the government?a. Rs 1289 croreb. Rs 1500 crorec. Rs 1342 crored. Rs 1100 croreAnswer: (a)36. The finance ministry has opposed the Reserve Bank of India’s suggestion to restrict foreign direct investment in new banks. RBI had restricted foreign direct investment in new banks to what percentage?a. 43%b. 43.22%c. 45.7%d. 49%Answer: (d)37. Consider the following statements-1. CAG in March 2011 sent a questionnaire consisting 40 questions to the telecom ministry on 2G spectrum allocation scam and other developments in the sector.2. The department of telecom (DoT) was asked as to why the spectrum (radio waves) allocation was not delinked from the licence as it was known that spectrum was scarce vis-a-vis the demand.3. The Parliamentary panel wanted to know whether DoT consulted telecom regulator TRAI regarding the “No Cap” recommendation on number of operators in a circle.4. The loss incurred by the exchequer as a result of the 2G scam is estimated to be Rs 185379 croreWhich of the above mentioned statements related to the 2G scam is true?a. All of the above statementsb. 1 & 4c. 2 & 3d. 2 & 4Answer: (c)38. Which of the following bodies ordered restriction on transmitting unauthenticated news by brokers and wealth managers on blogs and mobile phones in an effort to prevent stock manipulation through rumours?a. RBIb. IRDAc. FIPBd. SEBIAnswer: (d)39. Which of the following bodies put off indefinitely the new rules governing unwanted telemarketing calls which were supposed to be implemented from 21 March 2011?a. Department of Telecommunication (DoT)b. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)c. Indian Ministry of communication & Technologyd. HRD MinistryAnswer: (b)40. The Indian government in March 2011 conferred the Miniratna status on which of the following PSUs?a. National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC)b. Air India Charters Ltdc. Cement Corporation of Indiad. HMT Machine Tools LtdAnswer: (a)41. Gilead Sciences, a California based bio-pharmaceutical research firm, and its patent partner, Roche Holding AG, have sued which of the following Indian generic drug makers in March 2011 for allegedly infringing a US patent for Tamiflu, a drug used in treatment of bird and swine-flu infections?a. Dr Reddy’sb. Natco Pharmac. Ranbaxy Laboratoriesd. GlaxoSmithKlineAnswer: (b)42. AT&T on Sunday announced that it had agreed to buy T-Mobile USA from which of the following telecom companies for $39 billion?a. Deutsche Telekomb. Sprint Nextelc. Verizon Wirelessd. ComcastAnswer: (a)43. A consortium comprising two companies acquired the IPL’s global Internet, mobile and audio rights, along with television rights in specific territories outside India, for the next four years. The consortium bagged the rights with a winning bid of Rs 261.6 crore in Chennai on 20 March 2011. Which are the two companies included in the consortium?a. TIL & Nimbus Communicationb. Reliance Big Pictures & Zoomc. TIL & Colorsd. Zoom and UTV Motion PicturesAnswer: (a)44. HCL Technologies on Thursday announced the expansion of its Smart Grid partner ecosystem by entering into strategic alliances with two data management software firms focused on the smart grid market. Which are the two firms with which HCL has entered into an alliance?1. Infosys2. eMeter3. Cape Gemini4. Tridiuma. 1 & 2b. 2 & 3c. 2 & 4d. 1 & 4Answer: (c)45. In India’s first sale of rupee perpetual bonds by a non-finance company Rs 1500 crore ($332 million) was raised. Name the non-finance company.a. Tata Steelb. Pantallons Retailc. RILd. Maruti SuzukiAnswer: (a)46. Online marketplace eBay India, in association with leading apparel brand Reebok auctioned a bat autographed by Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The proceeds of the auction will go to which of the following NGOs?a. Oxfemb. CRYc. All Bengal Women’s Uniond. UNEMAnswer: (b)47. Who did HDFC Bank, the country's second-largest private sector lender appoint in March 2011 to head its investment banking division?a. Rakesh Singhb. Charul Madanc. Gaurav Khungard. Atul SinghAnswer: (a)48. Read the following statements with regard to a veteran Bollywood actor.1. The actor was first introduced in Bollywood movies by actor-filmmaker Sanjay Khan in the film Abdullah.2. He essayed the role of villain in more than 200 films.3. He was seen in movies like Kaalia, Mard, Nastik, Qurbani, Mr India etc4. The actor's biography, Flashback: My Times in Bollywood and Beyond, was to be released by Akshay Kumar in June 2011.5. He died at the Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology in Bangalore on 20 March 2011.Identify the actor being referred to.a. Bob Christob. Amjad Khanc. Sadashiv Amrapurkard. Milind GunajiAnswer: (a)49. Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav was on 22 March 2011 sentenced to seven years in jail after being convicted for rape. To which of the following parties does he belong to?a. Kadimab. Likudc. United Torah Judaismd. Labor PartyAnswer: (b)50. The prime minister has constituted a committee to suggest rules and regulations for government procurement based on global best practices though India is a not a member of the GPA. What is the full form of GPA?a. Government’s People Actb. Government Procurement Actc. Governmental Public Associationd. Government for Procurement AgencyAnswer: (b)51. A weeklong exhibition of handloom and handicrafts, Bihar Utsav-2011 was organised by the Bihar Government in March 2011 to commemorate Bihar’s Foundation Day. When was the modern State of Bihar carved out of Bengal Presidency?a. 22 March 1912b. 2 March 1913c. 31 March 1913d. 7 March 1912Answer: (a)52. A short film, Eclipse In Taregna which is about 2009 solar eclipse in Targena, a small hamlet in Bihar won the Founder’s Choice Award at which of the following international film festivals in March 2011?a. India International Film Festivalb. Tampa Bayc. Queens World Film Festivald. New York Indian Film FestivalAnswer: (c)53. Which one of the following social activist declared in March 2011 that he would sit on a fast on 5 April 2011 in Delhi in support of the introduction of Lokpal Bill to check corruption?a. Anna Hazareb. Medha Patkarc. Aruna Royd. Bhaurao PatilAnswer: (a)54. British Scientists discovered a cholesterol regulating protein which plays an important role in the formation of thrombosis a kind of blood clot that can result into heart attacks and strokes. What is the name of that protein?a) LXRb) LRXc) XRLd) LLLAnswer: (a) LXR55. A report by the Climate Group, named India’s Clean Revolution, published on 18 March 2011 revealed that the market for low carbon goods and services in India could reach 135 billion US dollars by the year___.a) 2020b) 2015c) 2017d) 2018Answer: (a) 202056. A New Technology Called High Tibial Osteotomy was developed in India to cure which one of the followings?a) Cancerb) TBc) Knee Problemsd) Skin CancerAnswer: (c) Knee Problems57. Scientists from which one of the following countries created a herd of more than 200 cows that is capable of producing milk similar to that of humans?a) Chinab) Indiac) USAd) UKAnswer: (a) China58. A study of the conservation needs of the Kimberley region showed that dozens of mammals, lizards, birds and other vertebrates are endangered because of hunting by feral cats and destruction of their habitat by wild donkeys and fires. In which one of the following countries Kimberley region is located?a) USAb) Australiac) Franced)CanadaAnswer: (b) Australia59. Chennai-based two-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company launched its premium Apache RTR 180 bike on 11 March 2011. Which unique technology does the bike boast of?a. Special cooling technologyb. anti-lock braking system technologyc. petrol control technologyd. shock absorb technologyAnswer: (b)60. TPG and the Shriram Group will take over which one of the following retail chains through a joint venture subsidiary of the two companies- TPG Wholesale Private Limited?a. Vishal Retailb. Arvind Brandsc. Classic Fashionsd. Heritage Foods (India) LtdAnswer: (a)61. Nippon Life in March 2011 agreed to pick up what percentage of shares in Reliance Life Insurance for Rs 3602 crore marking the single largest foreign direct investment in the insurance sector and the first M&A transaction after IRDA capped life insurance charges in October 2010?a. 22.3%b. 24%c. 25.6%d. 26%Answer: (d)62. India's largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd rolled out its 10 millionth car on 15 March 2011. Which car was Maruti Suzuki’s 10 millionth car?a. blue Wagon-Rb. red Maruti Omnic. red Swift Dezired. black RitzAnswer: (a)63. IT hardware firm HCL Infosystems announced on 17 March 2011 that it bagged an order worth Rs 300 crore from which of the following to deploy Wideband CDMA-based portable wireless network?a. Indian Navyb. Indian Air Forcec. DRDOd. Indian ArmyAnswer: (b)64. Hindustan Unilever’s toothpaste brand Close Up tied up with which of the following gaming portals for the Close Up’s new variant Fire-Freeze?a. in5ane.comb. addictingames.comc. 123kidzarea.comd. Zapak.comAnswer: (d)65. An Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) to monitor the process of their release of 53 Indians on five hijacked ships being kept hostage in Somalia was decided to set up. Name the Cabinet Committee which in its meeting on 11 March 2011 decided to set up the IMG.a. Cabinet Committee on Foreign Relationsb. Defence Committee of the Cabinetc. Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairsd. Cabinet Committee on SecurityAnswer: (d)66. Which of the following missiles was not test-fired on 11 March 2011 by India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) establishing readiness of India’s nuclear deterrence systems?1. Dhanush2. Agni-IV3. Prithvi-II4. Ballistic Air Defence Missile Systema. 1 & 3b. 2 & 4c. 1 & 2d. 3 & 4Answer: (b)67. A devastating earthquake struck Japan on 11 March 2011 shaking buildings in a large swath of the country and giving rise to a 30 foot tsunami. What was the magnitude of the earthquake that hit Japan?a. 8b. 8.3c. 8.9d. 9.1Answer: (c)68. Japan declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants after the units lost cooling ability in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck on 11 March 2011. Which are the two nuclear plants where Japan declared a state of emergency following the earthquake?1. Fukushima Daini site2. Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant3. Kushima Nuclear Power Plant4. Ashihama Nuclear Power Planta. 1 & 3b. 2 & 4c. 1 & 2d. 2 & 3Answer: (c)69. Which Indian river-island was nominated by the Indian government to be included in the cultural landscape category of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage list?a. Majulib. Dhakuwakhanac. Nimati Ghatd. North LakhimpurAnswer: (a)70. Who among the following list of journalists was on 15 March 2011 conferred the Chameli Devi Jain award 2010 for an outstanding woman media person?a. Shahina K Kb. Shireen Bhanc. Prabha Duttd. Bachi KarkariaAnswer: (a)71. Bollywood's own Razzies, the annual Golden Kela Awards named which actor was selected as the worst actor for his role in a film released in 2010?a. Salman Khan for Veerb. Shah Rukh Khan for My Name is Khanc. Imran Khan for I Hate Love Storiesd. Hrithik Roshan for GuzaarishAnswer: (b)72. Mauritius has conferred one of his highest honours, Grand Commander of the Order of the Star and the Key of the Indian Ocean, on which of the following presidents?a. Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheedb. Indian President Pratibha Patilc. US President barack Obamad. French President Nicolas SarkozyAnswer: (a)73. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its latest report on trends in the international arms trade on 14 March 2011. According to the report which country has been the world's biggest weapons importer over the past five years?a. Chinab. Indiac. South Koread. PakistanAnswer: (b)74. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its latest report on trends in the international arms trade on 14 March 2011. When did SIPRI come into being?a. 1960b. 1966c. 1970d. 1983Answer: (b)75. Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on 11 March 2011 announced in Lok Sabha an increase in the allocation under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLAD) Scheme from Rs.2 crore to Rs.5 crore per Member. When was the MPLAD scheme introduced?a. 1990b. 1991c. 1992d. 1993Answer: (d)76. Union Minister of Finance Pranab Mukherjee declared in the Lok Sabha on 11 March 2011 the extension of the existing Interest Subvention Scheme of providing short term loans to farmers at 7% interest with additional interest subvention for timely repayment to which of the following group?a. Small scale entrepreneursb. Cottage industries & handicraft professionalsc. Fishermend. HorticulturistsAnswer: (c)77. Indian agriculture needs Rs 108000 crore to fight climate change in the next five years to ensure food for all at a reasonable price by 2020. National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture is implemented under which of the following?a. NABARDb. Bharat Nirmanc. Prime Minister's National Action Plan on Climate Changed. Accelerated Fodder Development ProgrammeAnswer: (c)78. Read the following sentences with regard to NSIC.1. National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) is a public sector undertaking under the ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME).2. NSIC was awarded the Mini Ratna status by the Indian Governmnet on 3 March 2011.3. NSIC has a marked presence both in the service as well as the manufacturing sectors.4. NSIC acts as a facilitator to promote small industries through various user-friendly and demand-driven schemesWhich of the following sentence/sentences is/are not true with regards to NSIC?a. Only 3b. 1 & 3c. Only 2d. 2 & 4Answer: (a)79. In February 2011 imports rose to $31.70 billion, up 21.2 per cent over the same period in 2010 while exports rose 49.8 per cent to $23.60 billion. What was the trade deficit in February 2011?a. (-)8.1 billionb. (-)8 billionc. (-)8.3 billiond. (-)8.8 billionAnswer: (a)80. The Reserve of India on 17 March 2011 increased the interest rate at which it injects liquidity into the banking system by 25 basis points to 6.75 per cent (repo rate). It also revised its inflation projection for March-end 2011 from 7 % to _?a. 7.3b. 7.5c. 7.5d. 8Answer: (d)81. An international team of scientists, led by the Australian National University recently discovered evidence that the body’s immune cells often share information about foreign substances with each other to ward of invaders. The study can help increase the immunity level in human body against pathogens and cancer. Which of the followings are the symptoms of Cancer? i) Weight Lossii) Excessive Sweatingiii) Lumps and Swelling (tumour)iv) Enlargement of SpleenPlease choose the correct option:a) i, ii, iii and ivb) i and ii onlyc) i, ii and iiionly iAnswer: (a) I, ii, iii and iv82. According to an extensive genetic study on modern humans, two conclusions were drawn out.i) There is an enormous amount of diversity in the African hunter-gatherer populations.ii) The genetic diversity among 27 present-day African populations originated in southern Africa and progressed to northern Africa.Which of the above statements is/are correct?a) Both i and iib) Neither I and iic) Only id) Only iiAnswer: (a) both i and ii83. A massive Tsunami caused by a devastating earthquake of the 8.9 magnitude hit about 400 km north-east of Tokyo, capital of Japan. Consider the following statements regarding Tsunami.i) A Tsunami is a series of ocean waves that sends surges of water, reaching heights of over 100 feet onto land.ii) Most tsunamis, about 80 percent, happen within the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire, a geologically active area where tectonic shifts make earthquakes and volcanoes common.Which of the above statements is/are correct?a) Both i and iib) Only ic) Only iid) Neither i nor iiAnswer: (a) Both i and ii84. A massive Tsunami caused by a devastating earthquake of the 8.9 magnitude hit about 400 km north-east of Tokyo, capital of Japan. Where is the Pacific Tsunami Warning System headquartered?a) Hawaib) Tokyoc) Manilad) JakartaAnswer: (a) Hawai85. A massive Tsunami caused by a devastating earthquake of the 8.9 magnitude hit about 400 km north-east of Tokyo, capital of japan. What are the possible factors which can cause Tsunami?i)An Earthquakeii) A landslideiii) A volcanic eruption or explosioniv) Impact by a meteoritePlease choose the right optiona) i, ii, iii and ivb) i and ii onlyc) ii and iii onlyd) i and iv onlyAnswer: (a) i, ii, iii and iv86. As per the official data released by TRAI on 9 March 2011, which state in MNP Zone-2 recorded the maximum number of request for mobile number portability by end of February 2011?a. Tamil Nadub. Karnatakac. West Bengald. AssamAnswer: (b) Karnataka87. The Enforcement Directorate has booked Pune-based real estate agent and stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan under section 3 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002. When did PMLA come into existence?a. 2000b. 2002c. 2005d. 1999Answer: (c) 200588. The e-commerce portal of India Post, was launched by Union Minister Kapil Sibal on 9 March 2011 provide postal services online. Which among the following is the correct name of the portal?a. e-post officeb. e-post servicec. e-postal servicesd. India Post e-commerceAnswer: (a) e-post office89. Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal overtook Mukesh Ambani to become the wealthiest Indian as per the annual Forbes list of World Billionaires for 2011. What is Lakshmi Mittal’s ranking in the list?a. Fourthb. Sixthc. Ninthd. EleventhAnswer: (b) Sixth90. According to the Economic Survey of India 2010-11, Forex Reserves estimated at __ US dollars.a) 297.3 billion US dollarsb) 245.6 billion US dollarsc) 285.4 billion US dollarsd) 113.2 billion US dollarsAnswer: (a) 297.3 billion US dollars91. Consider the following statements regarding the Economic Survey of India 2010-11.i) Agriculture likely to grow at 5.4% in 2010-11ii) Trade Gap narrowed to 82.01 billion US dollars in April-December 2010iii) 59% rise in Bank CreditPlease choose the right option:a) All the three statements i, ii and iii are correct ; b) only I and ii are correctb) All three statements are wrong ; d) only i) is correctAnswer: (a) All three Statements i, ii and iii are correct92. India’s External debt stood at 295.8 billion US dollars at the end of September 2010, recording an increase of 33.5 billion US dollars ove the level of end-March 2010. The rise in debt was largely due toi) Higher Commercial borrowings; ii) Short-term trade creditsiii) Multilateral government borrowingsPlease choose the right option:a) Only i b) only i and iib) Only i and iii ; d) All I,ii and iiiAnswer: (d) All i, ii and iii93. Consider the following statements:1. India’s exports crossed the USD 200 billion mark in the first eleven months of the 2010-11 fiscal.2. The trade gap for the first 11 months of the financial year 2010-11 stood at USD 97.1 billion.3. African countries and Japan were the traditional markets for Indian exporters during the 2010-11.4. The current forecast for the 2011-12 is USD 230-235 billion.Which of the statement given above is not correct?a.1b. 2c. 3d.4Answer: (c) 394. Foreign Minister of Brazil Antonio Patriota, reached India for a five day visit on 5 March 2011 for the Bilateral and the IBSA Ministerial meetings. What was the major agreement signed between Indian & Brazil during this period?a. Air Services Agreementb. Agreement on disarmament & non-proliferationc. Bilateral trade and investment agreementd. Climate change agreementAnswer: (a) Air Services Agreement95. Which of the following days in March is observed as the International Children Broadcasting Day?a. 6 Marchb. 7 Marchc. 9 Marchd. 13 MarchAnswer: (a) 6 March96. Singapore on 5 March 2011 appointed Brigadier General Ravinder Singh as its next army chief. Who was the first ever Sikh and non-Chinese to take up the post of army chief of Singapore in 1982?a. Colonel Mancharan Singh Gillb. Hari Singh Nalwac. Harchand Singhd. Nirmal Chandra SuriAnswer: (a) Colonel Mancharan Singh Gill97. Which one of the following states recently announced 2-year child care leave for its women employees?a) Biharb) Uttar Pradeshc) Tamil Nadud) UttarakhandAnswer: (d) Uttarakhand98. The Foreign Ministers of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) and India attended the India-LCD Ministerial Conference on 18-19 February 2011. Where it was held?a) New Delhib) Tripolic) Thimpud) KathmanduAnswer: (a) New Delhi99. What was the theme of International Women’s day in 2011?a) Equal Access to Education, Training and Science and Technology: Pathway to Decent Work for Women.b) Celebrating Women’s Powerc) Equality, Freedom and Unityd) Equal Opportunities for AllAnswer: (a) Equal Access to Education, Training and Science and Technology: Pathway to Decent Work for Women.100. Illinois became __th State of the United States to abolish the death penalty when its Governor Pat Quinn announced the decision on 9 March 2011?a) 15thb) 14thc) 16thd) 17thAnswer: (b) 16th
      • The first census was conducted in India in?a) 1872b) 1881c) 1891d) 1901e) None of these2. At Present Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India?a) P.Chidambaramb) G.K.Pillaic) C.Chandramoulid) G.E.Vahanvati e) None of these3. Second most populous country in the world?a) Chinab) Indiac) USAd) Indonesiae) Brazil4. The population of India, as per provisional population data of Census 2011?a) 121,01,93,422b) 623,724,248c) 586,469,174d) 102,87,37,436 e) None of these5. Most populous state in India?a) Uttar Pradeshb) Maharashtrac) Bihard) West Bengale) Andhra Pradesh6. Least populous state?a) Sikkimb) Mizoramc) Arunachal Pradeshd) Goae) Nagaland7. Most populous Union Territory?a) Delhib) Puducherryc) Chandigarhd) Andaman & Nicobar Islandse) Dadra & Nagar Haveli8. Least populous Union Terri-tory?a) Lakshadweepb)Daman & Diuc)Dadra & Nagar Havelid)Andaman & Nicobar Islandse) Chandigarh9. The population of India has increased by more than ……… million during the decade 2001-11?a) 171b) 181c) 191d) 201e) None of these10. Density of population is defi-ned as the number of persons per square ?a) Millimetreb) Centimetrec) Decimetred) Kilometree) None of these 11. As per provisional population data of Census 2011, the population density of India?a) 325b) 382c) 482d) 582e) None of these12. Which of the following pairings is wrong (state & Pop-ulation Density)?a) Bihar - 1102b) West Bengal - 1029c) Kerala - 859d) Uttar Pradesh - 828e) Haryana - 55513. As per provisional population data of Census 2011, the popul-ation density of Andhra Pradesh?a) 277b) 308c) 408d) 508e) None of these14. Which state has become the most densely populated state with 1102 persons per square kilometer? a) Biharb) West Bengalc) Keralad) Uttar Pradeshe) None of these15. Which state has least densely populated state with 17 persons per square kilometer?a) Arunachal Pradeshb) Mizoramc) Sikkimd) Nagalande) None of these16. As per provisional population data of Census 2011, India's Sex Ratio is ?a) 933b) 940c) 1084d) 877e) 99217. Which state has the highest sex ratio?a) Keralab) Haryanac) Andhra Pradeshd) Punjabe) None of these18. Which state has the lowest sex ratio?a) Haryanab) Keralac) Tamil Nadud) Maharashtrae) None of these19. As per provisional population data of Census 2011, India's Literacy Rate?a) 64.83%b) 74.04%c) 93.91%d) 63.82%e) 67.66%20. Which state has the highest Literacy Rate with 93.91%?a) Keralab) Biharc) Uttar Pradeshd)Sikkime) None of these21. Which state has the Lowest Literacy Rate with 63.82%?a) Orissab) Jharkhandc) Bihard) Keralae) None of these22. As per provisional population data of Census 2011, Popula-tion growth rate for the period (2001-11)?a) 21.65%b) 17.64%c) 18.12%d) 17.19%e) None of these23. As per provisional population data of Census 2011, Andhra Pradesh Population?a) 19,95,81,477b) 11,23,72,972c) 103,804,637d) 9,13,47,736e) 8,46,65,53324. As per provisional population data of Census 2011, Andhra Pradesh density of population?a) 382b) 1102c) 17d) 308e) None of these25. As per provisional population data of Census 2011, Andhra Pradesh Sex Ratio?a) 940b) 1084c) 877d) 992e) None of these26. As per provisional population data of Census 2011, Andhra Pradesh Literacy Ratio?a) 74.04%b) 82.14%c) 65.46%d) 67.66%e) None of these27. As per provisional population data of Census 2011, Andhra Pradesh Population growth rate for the period (2001-11)?a) 17.64%b) 11.10%c) 12.10%d) 13.10%e) None of these28 Consider the following statem-ents (As per provisional popul-ation data of Census 2011)?A. Uttar Pradesh is the state with highest population.B. Sikkim is the state with Least population. C. West Bengal is the state with highest density of population with 1102 persons per square kilometer. D. Arunachal Pradesh is the state with least density of popul-ation with 17 persons per square kilometer. E. India's population is 121,01,93,422.Which of the statements given above is/are correct?a) A and B Onlyb) B and C onlyc) C and D onlyd) D and E onlye) A,B,D & E only 29. Consider the following statem-ents (As per provisional popul-ation data of Census 2011)?A. India's Literacy rate is 74.04%. B. India's Males literacy rate is 82.14%.C. India's Female literacy rate is 65.46%.D. Kerala state has the highest Literacy Rate with 93.91%.E. Orissa state has the Lowest Literacy Rate with 63.82%. Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?a) A onlyb) B onlyc) C onlyd) D onlye) E only30. Which of the following pairings is wrong (State & Sex Ratio)?a) Kerala - 1084b) Andhra Pradesh - 992 c) Delhi - 866d) Haryana - 893e) Tamil Nadu - 995ANSWERS:1) a 2) c 3) b 4) a 5) a 6) a 7) a 8) a 9) b 10) d 11) b 12) e 13) b 14) a 15) a 16) b 17)a 18) a 19)b 20) a 21) c 22) b 23)e 24) d 25) d 26) d 27) b 28) e 29) e 30) d
      1. Which Indian pharmaceutical company entered into a joint-venture with the US' Merck & Co on 11 April 2011 to develop and manufacture innovative, branded generic medicines for the emerging markets?a. Dr. Reddy'sb. Sun Pharmaceuticalc. Ranbaxy Laboratoriesd. Herbal India PhytochemAnswer: (b)<br />2. Which company on 11 April 2011 entered the water purification business and also launched the world's first wonder door refrigerator that saves energy?a. LG Electronicsb. Videoconc. Phillipsd. SamsungAnswer: (a)<br />3. Which of the following banks launched 24 hour operating e-banking lounge in Chennai on 11 April 2011 along with other facilities like maestro enabled debit card for senior citizens and inter-bank mobile payment services?a. Punjab National Bankb. Indian Bankc. Indian Overseas Bankd. Corporation BankAnswer: (b)<br />4. Which two consumer-goods giants were slapped with fines totaling €315.2 million ($456.3 million) by the European Commission for operating a laundry-detergent cartel that stemmed from an industry-wide environmental initiative?1. Procter & Gamble Co. 2. Unilever PLC3. The Coca-Cola Company4. Pepsico, Inca. 3 & 4b. 2 & 3c. 1 & 3d. 1 & 2Answer: (d)<br />5. Company List Indians appointed as CEO1. Reckitt Benckiser A. Vikram Pandit2. MasterCard Worldwide B. Indira Nooyi3. Citigroup C. Rakesh Kapoor4. PespsiCo D. Ajay BangaA B C Da. 3 4 1 2b. 2 1 3 4c. 1 4 2 3d. 3 1 4 2Answer: (a)<br />6. The country's second-largest two-wheeler maker Bajaj Auto announced in April 2011 its tie-up with which bank to offer inventory finance to its dealers?a. State Bank of Indiab. ICICIc. Corporation Bankd. Bank of IndiaAnswer: (a)<br />7. Which of the following world champions won the Malaysian Grand Prix with a dominant drive on 10 April 2011?a. Sebastien Vettel b. Mark Webber c. Jenson Buttond. AlonsoAnswer: (a)<br />8. Which Indian golfer won the Panasonic Open 2011 held at the Delhi Golf Club in New Delhi on 9 April 2011?a. Anirban Lahiri b. Manav Jaini c. Ali Sherd. Mardan MamatAnswer: (a)<br />9. Which telecom service provider paid more than 85 crore to renew its sponsorship contract and signed the most expensive sponsorship deal in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with Chennai Super Kings for IPL season 4?a. Vodafoneb. Uninorc. Airteld. AircelAnswer: (d)<br />10. Which of the following golfer won the 75th U.S. Masters on 10 April 2011?a. Jason Dayb. Adam Scottc. Charl Schwartzeld. Luke DonaldAnswer: (c)<br />11. International Association for Athletics Federation (IAAF) on 12 April 2011 became the first international sports federation to approve new rules on the eligibility of female athletes who suffers from overproduction of male sex hormones. What is the condition caused by overproduction of male sex hormones called?a. Cushing's syndromeb. Idiopathic hirsutismc. Andropaused. HyperandrogenismAnswer: (d)<br />12. Wisden, regarded as the Bible of cricket on 13 April 2011 named Sachin Tendulkar as Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2010. Which other Indian cricketer in the past has been honoured with Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for the year?a. Sunil Gavaskarb. Virender Sehwagc. Kapil Devd. SrikanthAnswer: (b)<br />13. Read the following1. This retail stalwart was a well known name in the Indian retail industry died on 10 April 2011.2. He was one of the founders of Indian corporate retail and was part of the start-up team of FoodWorld Supermarkets, which had heralded organised retail into India in the mid-nineties. 3. At the time of his death the CEO of Future Value Retail and executive board member of Future group.4. He had started his career with the RPG group in Dunlop in 1980.Identify the person with the help of the above mentioned cuea. Raghu Pillaib. Ghanshyam Dasc. Venugopal Dhoot d. Mukesh Wadhumal JagtianiAnswer: (a)<br />14. Who among of the following was appointed the Chairman, Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in April 2011?a. Shiv Nadarb. B. Muthuramanc. L.M. Thapard. Russi ModyAnswer: (a)<br />15. The first all-India president of the Students Federation of India (SFI) and editor of the Chintha Publishers of the CPI(M) in Kerala breathed his last on 9 April 2011. Name the person being referred to.a. ONV Kurupb. C. Bhaskaranc. A A Rahimd. K V SumeshAnswer: (b)<br />16. Which of the following members of National Commission for Women was made acting chairperson on the completion of tenure of Dr. Girija Vyas?a. Yasmeen Abrar b. Nirmala Venkateshc. Zohra Chatterjid. Dr. Indira MishraAnswer: (a)<br />17. Name the social activist who was on 7 April 2011 announced the winner of the 2011 Rabindranath Tagore Peace Prize by the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM).a. Anna Hazareb. Medha Patkarc. Prakash Pohared. Mirai ChatterjeeAnswer: (a)<br />18. Who was the first man from Russia who on 12 April 1961 made his journey to space in the Vostok rocket marking the greatest victory of Soviet science?a. Alexey Leonovb. Vladimir Chelomeic. Vladimir Komarov d. Yuri Gagarin Answer: (d)<br />19. Aviation safety regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) decided to serve show-cause notices to four private domestic carriers on 13 April 2011 for violating norms at the Dabolim airport in Goa. Which of the following carrier was not served the notice?a. GoAirb. Kingfisherc. Jet Airways d. JetLitee. Air SaharaAnswer: (e)<br />20. Sixty Six Indian nationals, including 11 women and 12 children were safely evacuated from Abidjan to Accra on Aircraft? What is the name of the Aircraft?a) Boing 737 b) Boing 773c) Boing 337d) Boing 777Answer: (a) Boing 737<br />21. Ismail Omar Guelleh was re-elected the President of Djibouti according to the election results declared on 9 April 2011. Who was the first president of Djibouti?a) Hassan Gouled Aptidonb) Mohamed Warsama Raguehc) Muammar Gaddafid) Hosni MubarakAnswer: (a) Hasan Goulded Aptidon<br />22. Japan's nuclear crisis worsened on 12 April 2011 with the severity level at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant increasing to a maximum seven level bringing it at par with the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe in Russia. Chernobyl catastrophe happened in__.a) Russiab) Chinac) USAd) CanadaAnswer: (a) Russia<br />23. Ismail Omar Guelleh was re-elected the President of Djibouti according to the election results declared on 9 April 2011. Djibouti is located in which one of the following Continents?a) Africab) Asiac) Europed) North AmericaAnswer: (a): Africa <br />24. India, on 11 April 2011, offered expertise and latest technology in sugar industry to Ethiopia____.a) Ethiopiab) Japanc) Sri Lankad) NigeriaAnswer: (a) Ethiopia<br />25. Scientists have identified five genes which raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Consider the following statements regarding Alzheimer's disease.i) Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of Dementia.ii) Problems that happen due to the Alzheimer's are personality-disorder, decision making, abstract thinking and loss of initiative.Which of the above statements is/are correct?a) Only ib) Only iic) Both i and iid) Neither i nor iiAnswer: (c) Both i and ii<br />26. At the European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, the scientists calculated that the Earth sees about __ thunderstorms every hour.a) 670b) 580c) 760d) 960Answer: (c) 760<br />27. A giant predatory theropod dinosaur, similar in stature and size to Tyrannosaurus rex, has been identified by palaeontologists. Which of the following statements is/are correct?i) The new dinosaur, named Zhuchengtyrannus magnus, probably stood four metres tall, was 11 metres long and weighed around six tonnes. ii) Like T. rex, it was a carnivore with huge powerful jaws. iii) It ran on back legs, with small front limbs.a) Only i and iib) Only i and iiic) Only ii and iiid) All i, ii and iii are correctAnswer: (d) All i,ii and iii are correct<br />28. A team from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, discovered that a green alga invades tiny developing salamander embryos. What is this phenomenon called?a) Symbiosisb) Photosynthesisc) Ecdysisd) Aestivation Answer: (a) Symbiosis<br />29. Scientists recently developed a computer that could be controlled by the power of thought. It would help people unable to speak or move. What is the name of the technology which they used to develop this kind of computer?a) electrocortiographyb) symbian C++c) javad) flash liteAnswer: (a) electrocartiography30. Who won the National Jute Board-Kolkata international squash at Calcutta Racket Club on 3 April 2011 after defeating Omar Mosaad?a. Karim Darwish b. Khawaja Adil Maqboolc. Ritwik Bhattacharyad. Peter NicolAnswer: (a)<br />31. Read the following statements:1. He won the ATP Miami Masters crown by defeating Nadal and thus remained unbeaten in 2011.2. He captured all four titles- the Australian Open, Dubai, elite Masters titles at Indian Wells and Miami in 2011.3. He had won his first Miami Masters title in 2007.4. He joined Roger Federer, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras as the only players to win the Australian Open, Indian Wells and Miami in the same year.Identify the tennis player being referred to.a. Novak Djokovic b. Roger Federerc. Andy Murrayd. Rafael NadalAnswer: (a)<br />32. Which of the following companies announced their alliance with Chennai Super Kings as the official team partner for the upcoming IPL Season 4?a. ONGCb. Indian Oil Corporationc. Hindusthan Petroleumd. Gulf Oil CorporationAnswer: (d)<br />33. Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was offered and accepted the honour of being chosen to get an honorary commission in which of the following?a. Indian Navyb. Territorial Armyc. Indian Air Forced. Indian Para-military ForceAnswer: (b)<br />34. Which of the following real estate firms on 5 April 2011 announced a gift in the shape of villas worth Rs. 9 crore to skipper M.S. Dhoni and his teammates following their victory in the World Cup 2011?a. DLFb. Amrapalic. Unitechd. Tata Construction & Projects LtdAnswer: (b)<br />35. Which of the following Indian cricket is the most heavily insured player for the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 4 T-20 tournament which begins on 8 April 2011?a. Sachin Tendulkarb. Yuvraj Singhc. M S Dhonid. Virender SehwagAnswer: (c)<br />36. Union Sports Ministry on 6 April 2011 formed a committee to fine-tune the draft National Sports Development Bill. Who is heading the committee?a. Justice Mukul Mudgalb. Justice Tej Pratap Singh Mannc. Justice Gurdev Singhd. Justice Jaswant Singh PhogatAnswer: (a)<br />37. Which of the following steel plants in India achieved record production of 5.71 million tonnes (mt) of hot metal (a 6.3 per cent growth over 2009-10), 5.33 mt of crude steel (4.3 per cent) and 4.57 mt of saleable steel (4.3 per cent)?a. Bhillai Steel Plantb. Rourkela Steel Plantc. Bokaro Steel Plantd. Salem Steel PlantAnswer: (a)<br />38. The Department of Information Technology (DIT) on 5 April 2011 published a draft policy on which of the following to enable the government departments to provide services, including payment of utility bills and filing of tax with the use of a medium?a. Mobile governanceb. E-governancec. Service Delivery Gatewayd. Applications Inter-operabilityAnswer: (a)<br />39. Engineering and construction major L&T announced that it has achieved financial closure for which of the following with the help of 10-bank consortium led by SBI pitching in with Rs 11478 crore debt?a. Kolkata Metro Rail Projectb. Pune Metro Projectc. Delhi Metro projectd. Hyderabad Metro Rail projectAnswer: (d)<br />40. At the National Conference on Kharif Strategies, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on 6 April 2011 mentioned that India has achieved an all-time high production of foodgrains. What was the estimation regarding foodgain production in 2010-11?a. 235.88 million tonnesb. 215 million tonnesc. 261.34 million tonnesd. 222.66 million tonnesAnswer: (a)<br />41. This agency issued guidelines on distance marketing of products on 6 April 2011 to protect the interest of people who buy policies over phone or Internet. Identify the agency.a. SEBIb. IRDAc. TRAId. DoTAnswer: (b)<br />42. Buyer's Credit was launched by the Commerce and Industry Minister, Anand Sharma, on 6 April 2011 to boost project exports from India. Under which of the following was Buyer's Credit launched?a. National Export Insurance Account b. Export-Import Bank of Indiac. Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of Indiad. Reserve Bank of IndiaAnswer: (a)<br />43. Record food grain production helped to reduce to food inflation to a four month low for the week ending 26 March 2011. What was the inflation percentage for the week?a. 9.18%b. 9.25%c. 9.21%d. 9.36%Answer: (a)<br />44. Solvay, the Belgian soda ash maker which sold a drugs unit a year ago, agreed to buy which of the following French companies to add specialty chemicals spanning ingredients for moisturisers and car-part polymers?a. Rhodiab. Daniscoc. Cognisd. Le ZèbreAnswer: (a)<br />45. Vivendi agreed to buy Vodafone Group's 44% stake in which of the French mobile-phone operator's for euro 7.95 billion ($11.3 billion) to win full control of its largest unit and secure more stable earnings?a. T-Mobileb. Orangec. Virgin Mobile d. SFRAnswer: (d)<br />46. Which of the following companies in April 2011 filed a petition in the Supreme Court to block penal action initiated by the Income Tax authorities on its contested $2.5-billion tax bill?a. Vodafone International b. Bharti Airtelc. Uninord. Tata TeleservicesAnswer: (a)<br />47. The Indian Government in April 2011 issued a notice to which of the following companies to terminate licences for Kerala, West Bengal and Assam for delay in roll- out of services in these three circles?a. Sistema Shyam Teleservices b. Tata Teleservicesc. Relianced. BSNLAnswer: (a)<br />48. Which of the following companies bought the Pringles brand from Procter & Gamble Co for $1.5 billion?a. Diamond Foods Incb. PepsiCo's Frito-Layc. Emerald Nuts d. Kettle Potato ChipsAnswer: (a)<br />49. Which Italian luxury sports car makers on 6 April 2011 announced its entry into the Indian market where it will sell its high-performance cars priced between Rs.1.20 crore and Rs.1.43 crore?a. Maseratib. Bentleyc. Aston Martind. MaybachAnswer: (c)<br />50. Which of the following companies announced on 6 April 2011 that it won contract to provide broadband internet connectivity to Indian Railways through state-run RailTel Corp of India Ltd?a. DELb. IBMc. Infosysd. HCL InfosystemsAnswer: (d)<br />51. Which super luxury carmaker on 7 April 2011 unveiled Continental GT sedan in India?a. Ferratib. Bentleyc. Maybachd. MaseratiAnswer: (b)<br />52. Which of the following Indian states celebrated its 75th State Foundation Day at Sri Sathya Sai International Centre on Lodhi Road on 1 April 2011?a. Rajasthanb. Manipurc. Odishad. Arunachal PradeshAnswer: (c)<br />53. Om Puri decided to turn director with a film adaptation of the much loved Punjabi novel Eho Hamara Jeevna. Name the author who won a Sahitya Akademy Award in 1972 for this novel.a. Dalip Kaur Tiwanab. Kulwant Singh Virkc. Paramjit Kaur Sirhindd. Surjit PaatarAnswer: (a)<br />54. At the 13th London Asian Film Festival, the movie I AM bagged the Best Film award on 27 March 2011. Juhi Chawla received the Best Actress award for her performance in the movie. Who is the director of the movie?a. Onirb. Dibakar Banerjeec. Vikramaditya Motwaned. Subhash KapoorAnswer: (a)<br />55. Read the following statement/statements is/are not true1. The Union Health and Family Planning Ministry has finalised the National Health Research Policy in April 2011.2. The policy aims to overcome the weaknesses of the publicly funded health structures that restricted research in priority health areas.3. The policy proposed to ensure at least 5.6 per cent of the national health funding is utilised for research.4. The Policy envisaged creation of an overarching National Health Research Management Forum having representation from all stakeholders and will function from the Department of Health Research.a. 1 & 4b. Only 3c. Only 2d. 3 & 4Answer: (b)<br />56. The Rajasthan Government signed a memorandum of understanding with which of the following public sector companies for construction of 26 road over-bridges (ROBs) at an estimated cost of Rs.892 crore?a. Ircon International b. PNC Infratech Limitedc. Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited d. HCC InfrastructureAnswer: (a)<br />57. The 9th SAARC Conference in Police Matters was held on 5 & 6 April 2011 in which of the following cities of the world?a. Colombob. New Delhic. Dhakad. ThimpuAnswer: (a)<br />58. Which news paper's coverage of the secret U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks has won it recognition as Britain's Newspaper of the Year at the prestigious 2011 Press Awards given on 5 April 2011?a. The Observerb. The Guardianc. The Daily Telegraph d. The IndependentAnswer: (b)<br />59. Personalities Field of Work1. Sujatha A. Instrument (veena player)2. Dennis A. La Fontaine B. Journalist3. Ajit Bhattacharjea C. Former Chief of Air Staff4. Kalpakam Swaminathan D. South Indian ActressA B C Da. 4 3 2 1b. 3 1 4 2c. 2 3 1 4d. 4 1 3 2Answer: (a)<br />60. The Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Nasser Mohammed along with his cabinet resigned on 29 March 2011 because of corruption charges against him. What is the capital of Kuwait?a) Tehranb) Kabulc) Sana'ad) Kuwait CityAnswer: (d) Kuwait City<br />61. Honduras Dropped Arrest Warrants for its Former President Manuel Zelaya. Where is Honduras located?a) Europeb) North Americac) Central Americad) AsiaAnswer: (c) Central America<br />62. NATO decided to take over all the International operations in Libya. What is the full form of NATO?a) North Atlantic Treaty Organisationb) North Asia Treaty Organisationc) North Atlantic Trade Organisationd) North Africa Treaty OrganisationAnswer: (a) North Atlantic Treaty Organisation<br />63. Civil War Broke-out in Ivory Coast Demanding Laurent Gbagbo's Resignation as its ruler. Ivory Coast is in__.a) West Africab) East Africac) North Africad) West AsiaAnswer: (a) West Africa<br />64. Noted Social worker Anna Hazare on 5 April 2011 started his hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to protest against the reported delay in bringing in which of the following bills to effectively deal with corruption?a. Lokpal Bill b. The Competition (Amendment) Billc. The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Billd. The Appropriation (No.3 ) BillAnswer: (a)<br />65. Which of the following Bollywood Actress won the Best Actress trophy at the 13th London Asian Film Festival for her performance in Onir's I AM?a. Nandita Dasb. Juhi Chawlac. Tabud. Konkona Sen SharmaAnswer: (b)<br />66. Which of the following Indian cricket players took the highest number of wickets in the recently concluded ICC World Cup 2011 along with Pakistan's Shahid Afridi?a. Yuvraj Singhb. Zaheer Khanc. Munaf Pateld. Harbhajan SinghAnswer: (b)<br />67. Praveen Kumar Tripathi took over as the Chief Secretary of which of the following governments on 4 April 2011?a. Delhi Governmentb. Haryana Governmentc. Uttar Pradesh Governmentd. Uttarakhand GovernmentAnswer: (a)<br />68. The Union Government gifted a Kendriya Vidyalaya to a nondescript village Indrapura to which of the following Indian states?a. Biharb. Odishac. Rajasthand. Madhya PradeshAnswer: (c)<br />69. The Supreme Court on 5 April 2011 passed an order to lift iron export ban imposed by which of the following Indian states on 26 July 2010 and also ordered it to implement the new rules for regulating iron ore mining and transportation?a. Tamil Nadub. Andhra Pradeshc. Karnatakad. OdishaAnswer: (c)<br />70. Under the Godfrey Phillips Zonal Bravery Awards given away by the former ruler of Jodhpur, Gaj Singh in Jaipur on 5 April 2011, which of the following NGOs was honoured with the Amodhini Award of Rs.1 lakh?a. Udyoginib. Charities Aid Foundationc. CRYd. Akhil Bharatiya Vanavasi Kalyan AshramAnswer: (a)<br />71. Which Indian hockey player was in April 2011 named captain of the Indian Hockey team the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Cup scheduled to be played in Malaysia from 5-15 May 2011?a. Arjun Halappa b. Rajpal Singh c. Bharat Kumar Chetrid. Mohd. Amir KhanAnswer: (a)<br />72. Gangaur, a festival which marks the union of Lord Shiva and his consort, Goddess Parvati is celebrated for 18 days from the day after Holi in which of the following Indian states?a. Rajasthanb. Karnatakac. Tamil Nadud. UttaranchalAnswer: (a)<br />73. Which agency issued guidelines on distance marketing of products on 6 April 2011 to protect the interest of people who buy policies over phone or Internet?a. SEBIb. IRDAc. TRAId. DoTAnswer: (b)<br />74. Which one of the following Indian states recently released a Braille version of the RTI (Right to Information) Act and its rules for the benefit of visually challenged?a) Gujaratb) Biharc) Haryanad) Madhya PradeshAnswer (a): Gujarat <br />75. The Gujarat Government banned controversial book, entitled Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India. Who is the author of the book?a) Joseph Lelyveldb) Joseph Pontingc) Hugh Grantd) Vikram SethAnswer: (a) Joseph Lelyveld<br />76. Which one of the following states imposed a blanket ban on plastic bags?a) Delhib) Haryanac) Himachal Pradeshd)Tamil NaduAnswer: (a) Delhi<br />77. India won the cricket world cup 2011 by defeating Sri Lanka in final at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Which one of the following pairs is not correct?Cricket World Cup edition Winnera) 2007 cricket world cup: Australiab) 2003 cricket World Cup: Indiac) 1983 cricket world cup: Indiad) 1992 cricket world cup: PakistanAnswer: (b) Australia had won the 2003 cricket world cup.<br />78. Ace Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal regained the number three ranking in the latest world ranking released by the Badminton World Federation (BFW) in March 2011. Which badminton player topped the BFW world ranking?a. Shixian Wang b. Yihan Wangc. Jwala Gutta d. Ashwini PonnappaAnswer: (a)<br />79. Which of the following Formula One drivers won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on 27 March 2011 by outpacing McLaren's Lewis Hamilton?a. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)b. Vitaly Petrov (Renault)c. Jenson Button (McLaren)d. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)Answer: (a)<br />80. Jharkhand's Gurmeet Singhwon the gold medal having lifted a total of 305kg (140,165) at the 63rd men's senior National weightlifting championships which concluded at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on 27 March 2011. Which one of the following teams won the title at the senior National weightlifting championships?a. Manipurb. Services Sports Control Boardc. Railwaysd. MeghalayaAnswer: (b)<br />81. India defeated Pakistan by 29 runs in the semi finals of the ICC World Cup 2011 played at Mohali. Who was declared man of the match of the high powered game?a. Saeed Ajmalb. Sachin Tendulkarc. Munaf Pateld. Wahab RiazAnswer: (b)<br />82. Which of the following chess players upstaged top seed Ram Prakash to win the Rs. 10 lakh CAI National A chess championship on 30 March 2011?a. Ravi Kumar b. Pawan Batham c. Devendra Bajpaid. Ram PrakashAnswer: (a)<br />83. Which of the following Australian cricketers was appointed Australia's Test and one-day captain on 30 March 2011?a. Cameron Whiteb. Shane Watsonc. Michael Clarked. Bret LeeAnswer: (c)<br />84. Read the following statements regarding FSLRC1. Indian government on 24 March 2011 constituted 11member Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC).2. The 11-member commission will be headed by former PFRDA Chairman D Swarup.3. The commission will examine the architecture of the legislative and regulatory system governing the financial sector in India.4. It will study the interplay of exchange controls under SEBI and IRDA Policy with other regulatory regimes within the financial sector.Which of the above mentioned statements are not true?a. Only 4b. 2 & 4c. 3 & 4d. Only 3Answer: (b)<br />85. The Indian government in end March 2011 announced its decision to create Rs 2,500-crore corpus for technology modernisation of which of the following by 2012?a. Handloom sectorb. Micro, small and medium unitsc. Horticulture sectord. DairyAnswer: (b)<br />86. National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC Ltd) and Indian Ministry of Power signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the year 2011-12 on 27 March in New Delhi. What is the current total installed capacity of NTPC?a. 33694 MWb. 31684 MWc. 35321 MWd. 46099 MWAnswer: (a)<br />87. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs cleared two major foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals including that of Hero Investments Pvt. Ltd. (HIPL), a part of the Hero Group, and Reckitt Benckiser's plan. What is the total worth of the FDI proposals cleared by the government?a. Rs 7800 croreb. Rs 7850 crorec. Rs 8100 crored. Rs 8800 croreAnswer: (a)<br />88. Commodity exchange regulator Forward Markets Commission (FMC) in March end 2011 finally agreed to give six more months to which of the following bourses to resurrect its equity structure?a. MCXb. NCDEXc. NMCEd. NSEAnswer: (c)<br />89. Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC) India Ltd commissioned the first unit of its 400-Mw Koteshwar hydel project in March 2011.Koteshwar Hydro-Electric Project is located 22 Km downstream of Tehri Dam on which of the following rivers?a. Bhagirathib. Alaknanda Riverc. Mandakini Riverd. Dhauliganga RiverAnswer: (a)<br />90. According to the Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) data by what percentage did engineering export grow in month of February 2011?a. 72.3%b. 75%c. 75.7%d. 77.4%Answer: (b)91. Which of the following telecom tower makers launched a service centre in partnership with the government to provide educational, financial, healthcare, egovernance, telecom and other services to the rural population?a. Viom Networksb. Neulite Products Pvt. Ltdc. ICC (pvt) Limitedd. Raffin Sinar Sdn. BhdAnswer: (a)<br />92. Thrissur-based Kalyan Jewellers in March 2011 roped in which of the following former Miss India and current Bollywood actress as its brand ambassador to endorse bridal jewellery Sangalp?a. Diya Mirzab. Celina Jetlyc. Sushmita Send. Lara DuttaAnswer: (c)<br />93. Which of the following companies on 29 March 2011 signed an agreement to acquire Royal Dutch Shell's Stanlow refinery in NorthWest England for $350 million?a. Essar Energyb. Clenergen Corporationc. Canadian Natural Resources Limitedd. Reliance IndustriesAnswer: (a)<br />94. Which one of the following companies became the first major online retailer to offer cloud-based media storage and streaming to unlimited web or Android devices with a free basic plan?a. Amazonb. Roamans c. LL BeANd. vita CoastAnswer: (a)<br />95. State-owned carrier Air India announced on 29 March 2011 that it completed the first milestone of its modernisation process with the migration of Air India and Indian Airlines to SITA's Horizon Passenger Service System (PSS). When did Air India sign contract with SITA for the same?a. January 2011b. March 2010c. October 2009d. April 2010Answer: (d)<br />96. NYSE listed US-based International Paper decided to buy up to 75% stake in which of the following for up to $423 million, in the first significant domestic acquisition by a foreign paper company?a. Abhinav Publicationsb. Vinod Paper Housec. Ananda Paper Housed. AP Paper MillsAnswer: (d)<br />97. Sistema Shyam Teleservices issued over 54.73-crore equity shares to which of the following governments at 17.14 per cent stake against $600 million received in December 2010 on 30 March 2011?a. Italian governmentb. US governmentc. Russian governmentd. Philippines governmentAnswer: (c)98. Which of the following telecom tower makers launched a service centre in partnership with the government to provide educational, financial, healthcare, egovernance, telecom and other services to the rural population?a. Viom Networksb. Neulite Products Pvt. Ltdc. ICC (pvt) Limitedd. Raffin Sinar Sdn. BhdAnswer: (a)<br />99. Thrissur-based Kalyan Jewellers in March 2011 roped in which of the following former Miss India and current Bollywood actress as its brand ambassador to endorse bridal jewellery Sangalp?a. Diya Mirzab. Celina Jetlyc. Sushmita Send. Lara DuttaAnswer: (c)<br />100. Which of the following companies on 29 March 2011 signed an agreement to acquire Royal Dutch Shell's Stanlow refinery in NorthWest England for $350 million?a. Essar Energyb. Clenergen Corporationc. Canadian Natural Resources Limitedd. Reliance IndustriesAnswer: (a)<br />1.  According to a ranking compiled by IMD (International Institute for Management Development), India was ranked at the _ position in terms of world competitiveness.a) 34thb) 32ndc) 35thd) 36thAnswer: (a) 32nd 2. India on 13 May 2011 signed a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with which one of the following countries?a) Colombiab) Pakistanc) Afghanistand) New ZealandAnswer: (a) Colombia3. India and Uzbekistan signed an action plan__ in New Delhi on 16 May 2011.a) Tourism Cooperationb) Defence Cooperationc) Trade Cooperationd) Science and Technology CooperationAnswer: (a)Tourism Cooperation4. India among six nations to dominate growth by 2025 according to a report released on 17 May 2011. The report was released by which one of the following international bodies?a) World Bankb) ADBc) IMFd) World Trade OrganisationAnswer: (a) World Bank5. Name the head of the International monetary Fund (IMF) arrested in New York on 15 May 2011 on allegations that he forced or attempted to force a maid at the Sofitel hotel in Manhattan to perform oral sex on him.a. Dominique Strauss-Kahnb. Rodrigo de Ratoc. Michel Camdessusd. Horst KöhlerAnswer: (a)6. Who is the farmer leader who and head of the Bharatiya Kisan Union who passed away in Sisauli village of UP's Muzaffarnagar district on 15 May 2011?a. Mahendra Singh Tikaitb. Charan Singhc. Ajay Pal Pradhand. Dattopant Bapurao ThengadiAnswer: (a)7. Which Bollywood actress was detained by customs officials at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on 18 May 2011 for not declaring diamond jewellery she was allegedly carrying in her luggage?a. Aishwarya Rai Bachhanb. Minisha Lambac. Bipasha Basud. Sonam KapporAnswer: (b)8. Which State-run equipment maker announced on 19 May 2011 the successful manufacture and testing of India's first turbo generator of 600 MW rating?a. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL)b. National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)c. Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML)d. Suzlon EnergyAnswer: (a)9. International Museum Day (IMD) was observed on 18 May 2011. What was the theme for International Museum Day 2011?a. Museum and Memoryb. Museums for social harmonyc. Museums as agents of social change and developmentd. Museums and Universal HeritageAnswer: (a)10. A Special Court on 18 May 2011 acquitted Punjab Speaker Nirmal Singh Kahlon and former deputy director of Rural Development and Panchayats department J P Singla in a nine-year-old alleged recruitment scam. To which party does Kahlon belong to?a. Punjab People’s Partyb. Shiromani Akali Dalc. Adarsh Lok Dald. Rashtriya Lok DalAnswer: (a)11. The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on 19 May 2011 dedicated the world-class, 6-MMTPA Bina Refinery. In which state is the refinery located?a. Gujaratb. Madhya radishc. Maharashtrad. Andhra PradeshAnswer: (b)12. Who was elected the new president of the prestigious Supreme Court Bar Association in an election held on 11 May 2011?a.    Ram Jethmalanib.    Adish C. Aggarwalac.    K C Kaushikd.    P H ParekhAnswer: (d)13. Who was on 17 May 2011 elected as the new state youth Congress chief of Uttarakhand?a.    Anand Singh Rawatb.    Jyoti Rautelac.    Harak Singh Rawatd.    Sangram Singh PaudirAnswer: (a)14. Name the from the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader who was sworn in Assam Chief Minister for the third consecutive term on 18 May 2011 by Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik. To which party does he belong to?a.    Tarun Gagoib.    Bhumidar Barmanc.    GC Langthasad.    Chandan SarkarAnswer: (a)15. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry announced the list of awardees for the 58th National Film Awards on 19 May 2011. Which film was judged the best feature film?a.    Adaminte Makan Abub.    Baboo Band Baaja c.    Ishqiyad.    AadukulamAnswer: (a)16. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the North Eastern State Roads Investment Programme (NESRIP). The project is being financially assisted by which of the following monetary organisations?a.    Reserve Bank of Indiab.    Asian Development Bankc.    International Monetary Fundd.    World BankAnswer: (b) 17. State annual Plan for Maharashtra was finalised at__ during the meeting between Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Maharshtra Chief Minister Prithviaraj Chavan.a) 42000 crore rupeesb) 43000 crore rupeesc) 41000 crore rupeesd) 44000 crore rupeesAnswer: (a) 42000 crore rupees18.  Which one of the following parties won the state assembly elections in West Bengal?a) Trinamool Congressb) Congressc) CPI (M)d) BJPAnswer: (a) Trinamool Congress19.  Which one of the following political parties won the assembly elections in Assam?a) Congressb) AGPc) BJPd) Trinamool CongressAnswer: (a) Congress20. J. Jayalalithaa was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 16 May 2011 by Governor SS Barnala along with 33 cabinet ministers at the Madras University. Name the constituency in TN from which she contested the election and won.a.    North Chennai Assembly Constituency b.    Cuddalore Assembly Constituency c.    Thiruvallur Assembly Constituency d.     Srirangam Assembly ConstituencyAnswer: (d)21.  NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) launched space shuttle, Endeavour on 16 May 2011 from the Kennedy Space Centre for its final mission. Kennedy Space Centre is located in which one of the following US states?a) Floridab) Texasc) Californiad) WashingtonAnswer: (a)22. India on 20 May 2011 carried out the ballistic flight test of Astra form the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Balasore, Orissa. Consider the following statements regarding Astra.i) Astra is beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile.ii) It is envisaged to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft at supersonic speeds at a range of 80 km.Choose the right option.a)    Both i and ii are correct.b)    Neither i nor ii are correct.c)    Only i is correct.d)    Only ii is correct.Answer: (a) Both i and ii are correct.23. A flexible solar sheet has been developed that captures more than 90 percent of available light. Consider the following statements on that.i) The solar Sheet can harvest the heat from industrial processes and convert it into usable electricity. ii) It is better than today’s solar panels; they can collect about 20 percent of available light.Please choose the right option:a)    Both i and ii are correct.b)    Neither i nor ii are correct.c)    Only i is correct.d)    Only ii is correct.Answer:  (a) Both i and ii are correct.24.  According to a recent discovery by researchers from the University of Toronto, 47 million-year-old fossil of a lizard provides the first evidence that the body shapes of snakes and limbless lizards evolved independently. What is the name of the lizard?a) Cryptolacerta hassiacab) Acanthocerus atricollisc) Acris gryllusd) Acris gryllus dorsalisAnswer: (a)25.  A major astronomical survey confirmed the existence of mysterious dark energy. The Survey was based on studies of more than 200000 galaxies. Dark energy makes up __ of the Universe and its existence.a) 74 percentb) 65 percentc) 50 percentd) 55 percentAnswer: (a)  74 percent26. Name India's first pistol shooter to make the Olympic Grade on 17 May 2011.a.    Abha Dhillonb.    Heena Sidhuc.    Olenad.    Ammu Raj SinghAnswer: (d)27. Who is the Asian Games bronze medallist who put up an impressive show at the 54th Malaysia open swimming championship by bagging eight medals, including three gold medals?a.    Virdhawal Khadeb.    Sandeep Sejwalc.    Aaron D'Souzad.    Rehan PonchaAnswer: (a)28. Swuro siblings, Thupovoyi and Chekrovolu made the Indian recurve squad for the Archery World Cup stage II to scheduled to be held in from 6-11 June 2011 in which of the following places?a.    Antalya (Turkey)b.    New Delhi (India)c.    Sparta (Greece)d.    Strasbourg (France)Answer: (a)29. Women team of which Indian state defeated three-time champions Bengal 5-0 to clinch their maiden title in the 19th edition of the Senior National women's football championship at Pant Stadium on 18 May 2011?a.    Orissab.    Jharkhandc.    Chhattisgarhd.    PunjabAnswer: (a)30. Which team defeated Karnataka XI 4-3 in the quarterfinal match of the Aga Khan hockey tournament 2011 at the Bombay Gymkhana ground on 17 May 2011?a.    Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) b.    Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthalac.    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited d.    South Central RailwayAnswer: (a)31. According to the SportsPro magazine, which Indian cricketer pipped the likes of tennis superstar Rafael Nadal and iconic basketball player Kobe Bryant to be among 10 most marketable sportspersons in the world?a.    Mahendra Singh Dhoni b.    Sachin Tendulkarc.    Yuvraj Singhd.    Virat KohliAnswer: (a)<br />1. Which among the following body promoted securities Trading Corporation of India Limited (STCI) jointly with the Public sector Banks?(a) SEBI(b) Reserve bank Of India© IDBI Ltd.(d) ICICI Ltd2. The state bank of India (Amendment) Bill-2010, which was passed in the parliament in the latter half of 2010, apart from other things, reduces the statutory minimum shareholding of the Central Government in the bank from ________ to ______ %, which among the following set of figures fills the blank correctly?(a) 59, 52(b) 55, 51(c) 59, 55(d) 62, 513. What do we call an agreement whereby an issuing Bank at the request of the Importer (Buyer) undertakes to take payment to the exporter (Beneficiary) against stipulated documents?(a) Bill of exchange(b) Letter of Exchange(c) Letter of Credit(d) Bill of entry4. Mutual funds are regulated in India by which among the following?(a) RBI(b) SEBI(c) Stock exchanges(d) RBI and SEBI both5. Which of the following country was the host of First Asian Yoga Championship held recently?(a) Thailand(b) Cambodia(c) Vietnam(d) Laos6. Which among the following body authorizes the credit limit to the National Co-operative Marketing Federation?(a) RBI(b) Department of Agriculture(c) NABARD(d) Department of Finance7. Which among the following duties is applied by a government to control the exports of a commodity, so that the commodity can be used by the local markets than in foreign countries?(a) Custom duty(b) Excise Duty(c) Anti dumping duty(d) Dumping Duty8. We read in the newspapers that the foreign direct Investments are preferred over the Capital Inflow. In this context, please consider the following.1. FDI brings in latest technology2. FDI does not involve large outflow3. FDI improves efficiency of the economyWhich among the above is/are most suitable reason/reasons for the given statement?(a) Only 1(b) Only 1 & 3© Only 1 & 2(d) All 1, 2 & 39. Which among the following body finalizes the market-borrowing programmers of State Governments in India?(a) State Governments(b) RBI(Union Ministry of Finance(d) Planning Commission10. Which among the following is the only correct statement?(a) Money market meets long term financing needs(b) Recession in industrial sector in India is normally due to fall in exports© Ways and means advances is given by RBI are nowhere related to state’s revenue(d) Exchange rate is fixed by RBI11. Which among the following is the top dividend paying company of India, as per a study done by economic Times?(a) ONGC(b)TCS© ITC(d) IOC12. Many a times we read in the newspapers hat the Government of India signs DTAA to broaden the scope of article of exchange of information to include exchange of banking information. What does the DTSS refers to here?(a) DTAA taxation article agreement(b) Double taxation avoidance agreement© Double taxation avoidance arrangements(d) Dual tax agreement arrangement13. What does the Canada India Research U.S. refer to?(a) A business forum(b) A nuclear reactor© A scientific research group(d) A proposed space research organization.14. Which among the following decides the oil Prices in India?(a) Government of India(b) Government of Respective states© Ministry of Petroleum(d) Oil Companies15. Consider the following statements in context with Treasury Bulls?1. They are issued by Government of India on behalf of RBI2. They are mostly for short term borrowings3. Treasury Bills cannot be purchased by any person resident of IndiaWhich among the above is/are correct?(a) All are correct(b) 2 & 3 are correct(c) Only 2 is correct(d) Only 3 is correct16. Which among the following is India’s largest indigenous Research and Production Nuclear Reactor?(a) Apsara(b) Dhurva© Kamini(d) CIRUS17. Bring out the only incorrect statement:(a) Reserve Repo operation by RBI aims are injecting/increasing liquidity(b) SDR refers to special drawing© Rupee appreciation results in decrease in imports(d) Increase in inflation rate leads to decline in real interest rate18. Which among the following is headed by Justice Lokeshwar Singh Panta?(a) Arms forces Tribunal(b) National Green Tribunal© Debt Recovery tribunal(d) Central Administrative tribunal19. Christine Lagarde, who recently headed the G-20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Governors of Central Banks, Is the Finance minister of which among the following countries?(a) Australia(b) France© Italy(d) Germany20. Consider the following statements:1. Increase in deposit rate results in higher savings2. Increase in deposit rate results in fall in credit off takes3. Increase in deposit rate results in increase in investment which among the above statement/statements is /are correct?(a) 1 &2(b) 1 & 3© 1, 2, 3(d) Only 121. Which among the following is not a feature of the proposed Companies Bill 2009?(a) Limit on the number of the subsidiary companies(b) Rotation of the auditors© Reduction in the types of the companies’ categories(d) Proposal Of national company law tribunal;22. The universal service obligation fund (USOF) has been established under which among the following departments of Government of India?(a) Department of Consumer Affairs(b) Department of Industrial policy and Promotion© Department of Telecommunication(d) Department of Economic Affairs23. Kuno Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary, which is being proposed as a new home for some relocated Gir lions from Gujarat, is located in which among the following states.(a) Maharashtra(b) Madhya Pradesh© Orissa(d) Rajasthan24. Which among the following sports is NOT a part of the London Olympics?(a) Tackwondo(b) Baseball© Table Tennis(d) Triathlon25. We read the various newspapers that during the period from June, 2009 to September 2010, the Ministry of Road transport and Highways have achieved a target of constructing on an average 12.01 km of National Highways per day. However, this achievement if shorter compared to the target of constructing 20 km of Highways per day. To achieve this target, it is time approximately ________ of works are under way. Which among the following fills the blank correctly?(a) 10000 km(b) 15000 km© 20000 km(d) 25000 km26. Who among the following has been defeated by Saina Nehwal, who has won the Swiss open grand Prix Gold title recently, becoming the First Indian to do so?(a) Ji Hyun Sung(b) Wang Lin© Kamila Rytter Juhl(d) Shinta Mulia Juhl27. Which among the following correctly defines the Net Interest Income?(a) Interest earned on advances(b) Interest earned on investments© Total interest earned on advances on advances and investment(d) Difference between interest earned and interest paid28. Where is going to be established the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of education fro Peace and Sustainable development (MGIEP), the latest & first category-I institute of UNECO in South Asia?(a) New Delhi(b) Ahmadabad© Mumbai(d) Pune29. Anant Pai, better known as ‘Uncle Pai’, who recently died was the creator of which among the following comic series?(a) Chacha Choudhary(b) Amar Chitra katha© Chandamama(d) Indrajaal30. Which among the following is not a Nonpermanent member of United Nations Security Council for the Period of 1 January 2011 -31 December 2012?(a) Nigeria(b) Germany© Portugal(d) Columbia31. In which among the following types comes the Interest Rate Risk?(a) Credit risk(b) Market risk© Operational risk(d) All the above categories32. Where was held the 98th Indian Science Congress in early 2011?(a) Hyderabad(b) Chennai© Kochi(d) Kolkata33. Which among the following international sports body had unveiled an anti-corruption committee to enhance credibility and increase transparency?(a) International Cricket Council(b) International Olympic Committee© FIFA(d) Commonwealth Games Federation.34. E.S. L. Narasimhan is the Governor of which among the following states?(a) Karnataka(b) Andhra Pradesh© Tamil Nadu(d) Kerala35. When there is an inflationary trend in the economy what would be trend in the pricing of the Bank products?(a) Increasing trend(b) Decreasing trend© Constant trend(d) There is no relevance of the inflation in pricing of the Banking Products36. In which among the following courts, Chennai open is played?(a) Clay court(b) Grass court(c) Hard court(d) Carpet court37. Which of the following countries is located the temple of Preah Vihear, one of the famous world Heritage sites?(a) Thailand(b) Myanmar© Cambodia(d) Vietnam38. Which among the following body gives the Pritzker Prize, the Nobel of Architecture every year?(a) Wolf foundation(b) Hyatt Foundation© Royal Institute of British architects(d) Leading European Architects Forum39. Which among the following is the correct character of the Foreign Exchange Markets?(a) Foreign Exchange markets are localized markets(b) Foreign exchange markets operate within a country’s time zone© Foreign exchange markets are dynamic and round the clock markets(d) Foreign exchange markets are used only for trade related transactions40. Who among the following headed the forest Rights Act review Committee that submitted its report in the first half of 2010?(a) Syeda hameed(b) Narender Jadhav© Arun Maira(d) N C Saxena41. Who among the following is the chairman of National Knowledge Commission?(a) Sam Pitroda(b) Deepak Nayyar© Nandan Nilkeni(d) Dr. Pushp Bhargav42. Suchitra Mitra, who died recently, was an artist of which among the following types of Music?(a) Hindustani classical(b) Carnatric Music© Rabindra sangeet(d) Pakistani Classical43. After Uttar Pradesh, which among the following states has the maximum share in the total Route Km of Indian Railways?(a) Rajasthan(b) Maharashtra© Andhra Pradesh(d) Gujrat44. In which of the following states of India is located a tiger reserve, which is also a World Heritage site?(a) Rajasthan(b) Asom© Madhya Pradesh(d) Uttar Pradesh45. Which among the following Industrial Policy resolution/ statement was based upon the Mahalanobis Model of growth?(a) Industrial Policy resolution – 1956(b) Industry Policy statement – 1973© Industrial Policy statement -1977(d) Banking Policy 196946. in which of the following states, maximum Coast Guard stations have been established in India?(a) Foreign Trade promotion Board(b) Department of Commerce© RBI(d) SEBI48. In which of the following states of India, world’s first Global Center for Nuclear energy Partnership was started a few months back?(a) Rajasthan(b) Kerala© Haryana(d) Uttar Pradesh49. In which of the following states of India, there is no petroleum chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment region (PCPIR)?(a) Asom(b) Andhra Pradesh© Gujrat(d) West Bengal50. Which among the following is correct about the Vostro Account? (a) It is an account maintained by a foreign bank with a bank in India in Indian Rupees.(b) It is an account maintained by an Indian bank with a bank in foreign country in foreign currency© It is an account maintained by a Indian Bank Branch with a Foreign Bank in Foreign currency.(d) It is an account maintained by a Foreign bank Branch with a Indian bank in foreign currency.51. The term ‘round-tripping’ often appears in financial news these days. What does it mean?(a) Importing products that are not easily available in the domestic markets(b) Indian companies re-exporting imported products without any value addition© Bringing back illicit money hidden abroad by Indian s under a different name(d) Imposing high customs duty to discourage dumping of goods in Indian market52. Infant Mortality rate (IMR) data for high focus states (states where IMR is above national average) is collected once every five years. The union Health Ministry has now decided to collect such data __________.(a) half-yearly(b) Annually© Once every two years(d) Once every three years53. The government has tasked three institutions to conduct studies to estimate the quantum of illicit funds generated by Indian citizens recently. Which of the following is not among one of the three institutions selected?(a) National Institute of Public Finance and Policy(b) National Institute of Bank Management(c) National institute of Finance Management(d) National Council of Applied Economic Research54. Which of the following statements is/are correct about ‘gender-critical’ districts on the basis of the census 2001 data?1. There are 262 gender critical districts or cities in the country2. Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of gender critical districts or cities3. Kerala is the only state which does not have any gender critical district or city(a) I only(b) 1 &2 only(c) 2 only(d) 3 and 1 only55. India announced that it was taking steps to reduce the” sensitive lists” of items for trade with SAARC countries recently. Which of the following is correct about items in “sensitive lists”?(a) Items which are costlier to produce in India(b) Items whose import leads to lower prices for Indian consumer(c) Items whose import reduces the market share of domestic producers(d) Items which are injurious to health such as tobacco and alcohol56. Which country’s gold output of 30.88 tonnes was the highest in the world in 2010?(a) Canada(b) South Africa© China(d) USA57. Government of India has launched a publicity campaign for census 2011 in association with which of the following UN organization?(a) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)(b) World Health Organization (WHO)© Untied Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)(d) United Nations Population Fund (UNPF)8. Which of the following pairs of multinational retailing companies and the countries where they are headquartered is/are correctly matched?I. Mero-germanyII. Walmart- USAIII. Tesco- United KingdomIV. Carrefour – France(a) I and III only(b) I, II and III(c) IV, I and II(d) I, II, III and IV59. Which advertising agency was in news recently fro creating the “Enumerator’ mascot fro Census 2011?(a) Bates 141(b) DDB India© JWT India(d) Reinfusion – Y & R60. Which of the following statements about Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is/are correct as per the data released by the Register-General of India (RGI) recently?I. IMR has declined from 53 in 2008 to 50 in 2009II. Decline in IMR in urban areas is more than in rural areasIII. IMR is the lowest in Kerala(a) I only(b) I and II only(c) II only(d) I, II and III61. Which of the following statements about Indent Mortality rate (IMR) is/are correct as per the data released by the Register-General of India (RGI) recently?I. IMR is highest in Madhya PradeshII. Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target is to reduce IMR to 30 by 2015III. Nine states have IMR above the national average(a) I only(b) I and II only(c) II only(d) I,II and III62. S. Sundar Committee was in news recently for its report on which of the following?(a) Land Acquisition Act, 1894(b) Copyright Act, 1957© Right to Information Act, 2005(d) Motor vehicles Act, 198863. Which of the following statements is/are correct about the Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVOA) scheme introduced to promote foreign tourist arrivals in India recently?1. The TVOA is allowed for a maximum validity of 30 days with single entry facility at metros2. TVOA is allowed for a maximum of two times in a calendar year3. There should be a minimum gap of six months between each visit(a) 1 only(b) 1 and 2 only© 2 only(d) 3 and 1 only64. Global Employment Trends 2011 report of the International Labour Organization (ILO) was released recently. Which of the following statements is/are correct?I. The number of unemployed increased in 2010.II. The global unemployment rate declined in 2010III. Labour productivity improved in 2010(a) I only(b) I and II only(c) II and III only(d) III and I only65. ‘Committed to Improving the state of the world’ is the motto of which of the following? (a) Transparency International(b) World bank© Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation(d) World Economic Forum66. Which of the following statements about economic growth forecast made by the IMF in January 2011 is/are correct?I. Global growth forecast for 2011 is below 4%II. Growth forecast for India 2011 is 8.4%III. Growth forecast for china is higher than for India in 2011(a) I only(b) I and II only(c) II and III only(d) III and I only67. Global Employment Trends 2011 report of the international Labour Organization (ILO) was released recently. Which of the following statements is/are correct?I. The number of people employed in industry declined while the number of those employed in agriculture increased in 2009II. The number of unemployed youth (aged 15-24) declined in 2010III. Global youth unemployment rate increased in 2010(a) I only(b) I and II only(c) III and I only(d) I, II and III68. Which of the following is/are correctly matched after RBI’s ‘Third Quarter Review of Monetary Policy 2010-11’ on January 26, 2011?I. Repo rate – 6.5%II. Reserve Repo rate – 5.5%III. Cash Reserve Ratio – 6%(a) I only(b) I and II only(c) II and III only(d) I, II and III69. The union finance Ministry raised the tax collection target for 2010-11 to _________ recently.(a) Rs 782000 crore(b) Rs 834000 crore© Rs 871000 crore(d) Rs 902000 crore70. Which of the following statements is/are correct according to UNCTAD Global Investment Trend Monitor report unveiled recently?I. Global flows of FDI exceeded $1 trillion in 2010II. FDI flows to developed economics was lower than to developing economics in 2010III. FDI flow to India declined in 2010(a) I only(b) I and II only(c) II and III only(d) III and I only71. Which of the following became the first oil & Gas Company to find shale gas deposits in India recently?(a) Reliance Industries Ltd.(b) Carin India© Essar Oil(d) ONGC72. ‘Anushakti Vidhyut Nigam Ltd’ was incorporated as a joint venture between Nuclear power Corporation of India Ltd and which of the following recently?(a) NMDC(b) NHPC© BHEL(d) NTPC73. Which of the following statements about India’s urban population is/are correct as per the Census of India, 2001?I. The Census of India, 2001 estimates that 47.81 percent of total population lives in urban areas of the countryII. The projected urban population in India as on March 1, 2011 is at 357 million.III. Among the four meters, Greater Mumbai has the highest percentage of its population living in slums(a) I only(b) I and II only(c) I and III only(d) II and III only74. Consider the following pairs of coffee retailing companies having presence in India and their countries of origin are correctly matched?I. Costa Coffee – SpainII. Gloria Jean’s –USAIII. Barista – IndiaIV. Starbucks – USA(a) I and III only(b) I, II and III(c) II, III and IV(d) IV, I and II75. Which of the following pairs of Large banks and their countries of origin is/are correctly matched?I. Mizuho Holdings – JapanII. Grupo Santander – BelgiumIII. BNP Paribhas – France(a) I only(b) I and II only(c) II and III only(d) III and I only76. Which of the following companies belonging to the Tata Group has not been acquired from abroad?(a) Corus(b) Hispano Carrocera© Jaguar Land Rover(d) Trent77. Software made by which company will be used in scanning and processing of Census 2011 data?(a) NetApp, Inc(b) Juniper Networks© Top image Systems(d) Atos Origin78. Match list I with II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:List I List II(Tablet PC) (Company)A. Playbook 1. DellB. Galaxy Tab 2. Research in MotionC. Streak 3. Life bookD. Fujitsu 4. SamsungCode: ABC(a) 1 2 3 4(b) 4 1 3 2(c) 2 4 1 3(d) 2 4 3 279. Which of the following is a sufficient condition of identification of a district as ‘gender critical’ district according to Census of India?I. Women participation in work is less than 20 percent.II. Female literacy is less than 30 percentIII. Sex ratio is less than 900(a) I and II only(b) II and III only(c) II only(d) III and I only80. Which of the following was founded in 1956 by the Government of India with funding from the Ford Foundation?(a) National Institute of Public Finance and Policy(b) National Institute of Bank Management© National institute Of Financial Management(d) National Council of Applied Economic research81. What was the theme of the annual world economic Forum (WEF) meeting organized in Davos, Switzerland recently?(a) Shaping the Post-Crisis World.(b) Improve the state of the world: rethink, Redesign, rebuild© Shared Norms for a New Reality(d) The power of collaborative Innovation82. Which of the following has a 51:49 joint venture with Japanese automobile company Nissan for manufacturing light commercial vehicles in India?(a) Tata Motors(b) Ashok Leyland© Mahindra & Mahindra(d) Bajaj Auto83. Which of the following is not a pharmaceutical company?(a) Novartis(b) Eli Lilly© Diageo(d) Sanofi Aventis84. Which of the following has decided to dins satya Elementary schools fro underprivileged children in rural India?(a) Apple(b) Google© Microsoft(d) Oracle85. Which of the following are consulting firms in the real estate sector?I. Jones Lang LasalleII. C B Richard EllisIII. ForresterIV. Cushman & Wakefield(a) I and II only(b) I, II and III only(c) I, II and IV only(d) II, III and IV only86. Which of the following is the densest city in Asia as per the Asian Green City Index unveiled recently?(a) Mumbai(b) Chennai(c) Delhi(d) Kolkata87. Which of the following started production at India’s largest naphtha cracker project recently?(a) ONGC(b) Essar Oil© Indian Oil(d) Reliance Industries Ltd88. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) released the Quick estimate of national income, consumption expenditure, saving and capital formation for the financial year 2009-10 recently. Which of the following figures [at the factor cost at constant (2004-05) Prices] is/are correct?I. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2009-10 exceeded Rs 50, 00,000 croreII. Gross National Income (GNI) in 2009-10 was less than GDPIII. Per Capita National Income in 2009-10 was more than Rs 30,000(a) I only(b) I and II only(c) I and III only(d) II and III only89. China emerged as the world’s second largest economy in 2010 overtaking_________(a) France(b) Britain© Germany(d) Japan90. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) completed has many years of operation recently?(a) 3 years(b) 4 years© 5 years(d) 6 years91. Which of the following has made the largest inbound foreign direct investment in India till date?(a) BP Plc(b) Vodafone© Dailchi Sankyo(d) Vedanta Resources92. Which core sector industry has the highest weight in the index of Industrial Production (IIP)?(a) Crude Oil(b) Petroleum refinery Products© Coal(d) Electricity93. An International Advisory Panel (IAP) reviewed the functioning of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) recently. A number of districts have been identified on basis of poor health indicators for focused attention. Which of the following statements is/ are correct?I. the number of beneficiaries under the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) was more than 15 million during 2009-10II. The number of districts identified is 264III. The districts identified for focused attention account for nearly 70% of the infant and material deaths in the country(a) I only(b) I and II only(c) II only(d) II and III only94 . Which of the following statements about South Korean steel company POSCO’s $12 billion project in India is/are correct?I. The project received conditional clearance from the Union Environment Ministry recentlyII. It sit he single largest FDI in India approved till date.III. The project involves construction of 14 million tone steel plant in Sinhbhum district of Jharkhand(a) I only(b) I and II only(c) II only(d) III and I only95. Which of the following statements about the 11th Delhi Sustainable Development summit organized recently is/are correct?I. “Tapping Local Initiatives and Tackling Global Inertia” was the them of the summitII. The summit organized by the National Environmental Engineering research InstituteIII. Jairam Ramesh was conferred with the sustainable development Leadership Award(a) I only(b) I and II only(c) II only(d) II and III only96. The District Information System for Education (DISE) report on Universal Elementary Education (UEE) was released recently. Which of the following statements is/are correct?I. Average Number of Instructional Days in 2009-10 was less than 200II. Average number of classrooms in ALL schools was more than 4 in 2009-10III. Average Number of classrooms in Primary Schools was more than 3 in 2009-10(a) I only(b) I and II only(c) II only(d) II and III only97. The district Information System for education (DISE) report on Universal Elementary Education (UEE) was released recently. Which of the following statements is/are correct?I. Average Number of Classrooms in All Government Schools was less than 4 in 2009-10II. Average Number of Classrooms in All Private Schools was less tan 7 in 2009-10III. Average Student-Classroom Ration (SCR) for all schools was less than 35 in 2009-10(a) I only(b) I and II only(c) II only(d) I and III only98. ASBA (application Supported by Blocked Amounts) is a term used in which of the following sectors?(a) Aviation(b) Real Estate© Insurance(d) Capital Markets99. Logo and website of National Knowledge Network (NKN) was Launched recently. Which of the following statements is/are correct?I. NKN was launched in 2009II. NKN will facilitate technology transfer from research institutions to industryIII. NKN is jointly funded by Ministry of Science and Technology and the CII(a) I only(b) I and II only(c) II only(d) II and III only100. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) released the Quick estimates of national income, consumption expenditure, saving and capital formation for the financial year 2009-10 recently. Which of the following statements is/are correct?I. Gross Domestic Savings in 2009-10 were 33% of GDPII. Gross Domestic Savings in 2009-10 grew 22.7% over 2008-09III. Private Corporate Sector Savings in 2009-10(a) I only(b) I and II only(c) I and III only(d) I, II and III only<br />Answers:<br />1. (b) 2. (b) 3. (c) 4. (b) 5. (a) 6. (c) 7. (a) 8. (a) 9. (d) 10. (c) 11. (a) 12. (b) 13. (d) 14. (d) 15. (c) 16. (b) 17. (c) 18. (b) 19. (b) 20. 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