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  1. 1. latest 2013(who whose ) General knowledge:Who is announced as next party chief of Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK)patriarch by M Karunanidhi?- M K Stalin (Karunanidhis third son)Who became the first Hindu to take oath of office on the sacred Bhagavad Gitainstead of Bible after winning the Congressional election and sworn in as memberof United states House of Representatives by Speaker John Boehner?Tulsi Gabbard, Image via Wikipedia- Tulsi GabbardName the engineer who has given a solar avatar to the Kangri ( Kangri is anearthern pot filled with charcoal or firewood for heat)?- Idrees Beigh, an electrical engineer. ( This solar Kangri requires moderateintensity sunlight which it traps and transfers to the battery inlet of thekangri. The battery than gets charged and by virtue of the attached inverterreleases heat)Which country has claimed to be the first in world to launch construction of new$476 million nuclear power plant with 200 MW fourth generation reactor forcommercial usage?- ChinaWho has been elected for the post of Speaker of the 12th Himachal StateAssembly?- Brij Bihari Lal ButailWhich country is the second largest consumer and fastest growing retaildestination of flowers in tjhe world?- IndiaRecently which state has banned the manufacture and sale of gutkha and panmasala containing tobacco?- Andhra Pradesh ( became 14th state of country to ban tobacco)Where is first nuclear reactor with Russian collaboration going to start soon?- KudankulamWhich is first US state to enact gun control laws?-New YorkWhich countries Prime minister is likely to be arrested for allegedly receivingkickbacks from a power plant company in exchange for awarding contracts?- Pakistan, Prime Minister Raja Parvez AshrafWho painted the masterpiece "Hamsa Damayanti"?- Raja Ravi VarmaIn India, who issues one rupee coins and notes as well as subsidiary coins?- The Reserve Bank of India
  2. 2. How is population density in India defined?- The number of persons per square kilometre.When was Sangeet Natak Akademi set up by Government of India?- 1953Which musical instrument is said to be invented by Amir Khusro?- SitarWhere is Boat Race a popular sport?- KeralaThe Rath Yatra at Puri is celebrated in honour of which Hindu deity?- JagannathIn which state is Ganesh Otsav celebrated?- MaharashtraFrom where are the words "Satyameva Jayate" (inscribed below the base plate ofthe emblem of India) taken?- Mundak UpanishadWhat are the bank deposits that can be withdrawn without notice called?- Demand depositsWhat is the practice of selling goods in a foreign country at a price belowtheir domestic selling price is called?- DumpingWho propounded the Market Law?- J.B.SayTriple vaccine is administered to a new born child to save him from whichdiseases?- Whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria.Which country has an Unwritten Constitution?- UKThe World famous Peacock Throne was kept in which Mughal building?- New Agra FortWhere is the birth place of Guru Nanak Ji?- TalwandiMotilal Nehru and Chittaranjan Das were the founder members of which party?- Swarajya PartyFrom which mines was the famous Kohinoor diamond produced?- GolcondaWho was the first speaker of Independent Indias Lok Sabha?- G.V. Mavalankar
  3. 3. Who presented the first Union Budget of Independent India?- R.K. Shanmukham Chetty (1947) General awareness IndiaWho painted the masterpiece "Hamsa Damayanti"?- Raja Ravi VarmaIn India, who issues one rupee coins and notes as well as subsidiary coins?- The Reserve Bank of IndiaHow is population density in India defined?- The number of persons per square kilometre.When was Sangeet Natak Akademi set up by Government of India?- 1953Which musical instrument is said to be invented by Amir Khusro?- SitarWhere is Boat Race a popular sport?- KeralaThe Rath Yatra at Puri is celebrated in honour of which Hindu deity?- JagannathIn which state is Ganesh Otsav celebrated?- MaharashtraFrom where are the words "Satyameva Jayate" (inscribed below the base plate ofthe emblem of India) taken?- Mundak UpanishadWhat are the bank deposits that can be withdrawn without notice called?- Demand depositsWhat is the practice of selling goods in a foreign country at a price belowtheir domestic selling price is called?- DumpingWho propounded the Market Law?- J.B.SayTriple vaccine is administered to a new born child to save him from whichdiseases?- Whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria.Which country has an Unwritten Constitution?- UKThe World famous Peacock Throne was kept in which Mughal building?- New Agra FortWhere is the birth place of Guru Nanak Ji?
  4. 4. - TalwandiMotilal Nehru and Chittaranjan Das were the founder members of which party?- Swarajya PartyFrom which mines was the famous Kohinoor diamond produced?- GolcondaWho was the first speaker of Independent Indias Lok Sabha?- G.V. MavalankarWho presented the first Union Budget of Independent India?- R.K. Shanmukham Chetty (1947) General awareness India, August 2012Which scheme is launched by the government of India to help women only?- SwayamsidhaWhere is Indias first Defence University set up?- HaryanaName the country against which the Test cricket match played made Rahul Dravidto complete his 34th century?- EnglandWith which auto company Tata Motors has signed a long term partnershipagreement?- Ford Motor CompanyWhile playing with which country Rahul Dravid completed his 12,000 runs in theTest cricket?- South AfricaBobby Jindal, image via WikipediaName the person of Indian origin who has been nominated as the Governor ofLouisiana, an American state?- Bobby JindalWhat is the objective of the project Bhoomi Keralam launched by the stategovernment?- To conduct a survey of the land.Which state introduced a high tech foodgrain rationing system to ensure timelysupply of the foodgrains to people living below poverty line?- KarnatakaWhich state government announced to provide special package of incentives toEmployment Intensive Industries?- Bihar
  5. 5. Where did the third India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Summit took place?- New DelhiWhich state decided to set up Arsenic Removal Plants in all districts of thestate to enable to provide arsenic free drinking water to all people by 2010-2011?- West BengalWith which country India has signed Nuclear Agreement named as CooperationAgreement for Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy besides USA? - FranceWhich organisation has provided a US $150 million loan to overhaul the Khadi andVillage Industry in India?- Asian Development Bank General Awareness India, september 2011Which age group children in India are ensured free and compulsory education?- 6-14 yearsWhat are GM Crops?- Genetically Modified Crops.Where is head office of the State Bank of India located?- MumbaiWhat is the upper house of parliament known as?- The Rajya SabhaKathakali a folk dance is prevalent in which state?- KeralaWho composed the national song of India (Vande Maatram)?- Bankim Chandra ChatterjiOn which era is the Indian National Calender based?- Saka eraWhich country was under the grip of a severe earthquake followed by tsunamirecently?- JapanWhat is the designation of the chairperson of Lok Sabha?-SpeakerWhile playing with which team Rahul Dravid completed his 10,000 runs in the Testcricket?- South AfricaWhich game is associated with Agha Khan Cup?- Hockey
  6. 6. Where is Union Budget presented firstly?- The Lok SabhaWhich is the Indias largest public sector commercial bank at present?- State Bank of IndiaWhat is the ratio of width of our National flag to its length?- 2:3 General Awareness India, October 2011What is the objective of the project "Bhoomi Keralam" launched by the stategovernment?- To conduct a survey of the land.Which state introduced a high tech foodgrain rationing system to ensure timelysupply of the foodgrains to people living below poverty line?- KarnatakaWhat are the objectives of the Mission Chandrayaan-1?- Preparing dimensional atlas of the lunar surface.- Chemical mapping of the entire lunar surface.- Locating minerals in the soil of moon.Which award was given to Pt. Bhimsen Joshi in 2008?- Bharat RatnaWhich state government had announced that it would provide a special package ofincentives to Employment Intensive Industries?- BiharWhich state has maximum density of canals?- Uttar PradeshWhich state of India has highest production of tea?- AssamThe Prime Minister is chairman of which commision?- Planning CommissionBy whom is the Vice-President of the Indian Union elected?- Members of both the Houses of Parliament.Where the third India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) summit took place?- New DelhiWhich state has decided to set up Arsenic Removal Plants in all the districts ofthe state to provide arsenic free drinking water to all people by 2010-2011?- West BengalWhere is Indias Space Rocket Launching Centre situated?- SriharikotaWith which country India has signed Nuclear Agreement besides USA named asCooperation Agreement for peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy?- France DECEMBER GENERAL AWARENCE LATEsT 2012
  7. 7. Which country has agreed to accept the payment of export of oil and petroleumproducts to India in rupee terms?- Iran Which Indian was conferred with the prestigious "National Medal of Arts andHumanities" by US President in Feb.2012?- Dr. Amartya SenWho won the Africa Cup Football Championship Final held in Feb.2012?- ZambiaWhich award is given by the Government of Madhya Pradesh for excellence in thefield of classical music?- Tansen AwardWhich city of India is also called as Electronic City?- Bangalore Which place in India is famous for its woolen carpets?- Bhadohi When has Japan decided to shut down all its nuclear reactors, according toreports released in Sept.2012?- 2040What is Indias rank among the worlds most competitive nations, according tolatest survey of the World Economic Forum released in Sept.2012?- 59th Where is Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary located?- Karnataka Name the river on whose bank the city of Nashik situated?- GodavariWhose record was broken by Michael Phelps, who won the highest number of goldmedals in Olympic Games held in 2008 and 2012?Mark Spitz, Image via Wikipedia- Mark Spitz Where is Union Budget first presented?- The Lok SabhaName the Asian country where the first ever General Election took place?- Pakistan Latest General Knowledge India - Dec 2012Name the first district in the country where all villages have solar streetlights?- Sirsa (Haryana Renewable Energy Department has spent Rs12.65 crore to install
  8. 8. solar lights in all 334 villages of Sirsa.)Name India-born, leading expert on Asian art appointed by the Obamaadministration as member of the National Museum and Library Services Board, akey administrative post?- Vishakha Desai When IOA ( Indian Olympic Association ) elections are going to be held?- On 5th Dec., 2012.Name the geothermal project which is coming up at the Chumathang hot spring inNyoma block of Leh district?- Chumathang Geothermal Field 3MW. ( It will be the first project of its kind ingeothermal energy in the country)Brazilian President , Image via WikipediaWho was conferred the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Developmentby President Pranab Mukherjee on 22nd Nov., 2012?- Brazillian President Luiz Inacio Lula da SilvaName the states which China shows as its territory in its new e-passports?- Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai ChinWhich country has offered to set up joint ventures with Punjab in varioussectors including industry, agriculture and milk processing?- New ZealandName the avionics-upgraded Jaguar aircraft whose flight test successfully wascarried out by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)?- Darin III INDIA December2012Name the indigenously developed nuclear capable ballistic missile with a strikerange of 700Km which was test fired on 12th Dec.,2012 from Odisha coast?- Agni-IName the first armed helicopter co-developed by a French firm capable offighting in the higher reaches of the Himalayas along the borders with China andparts of Pakistan?- Rudra ( Army to get first armed helicopters by March, 2013)Name the first Indian to be honoured with prestigious Grammy LifetimeAchievement Award posthumously?- Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar ( died on 12 Dec.,2012). The award would bepresented on 10th Feb.,2013 at the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.Which nation has become first to meet strict safety parameters on vaccines inone go by passing the WHOs toughest efficacy and safety tests?- IndiaWho has become Miss Universe 2012?
  9. 9. - US cellist Olivia Culpo ( Indias Shilpa Singh made only to the top 16)Who is new Himachal Chief Minister?- Virbhadra Singh ( For 6th time)Which Indian cricketer has recently taken retirement from One day cricket?Sachin, Image via Wikipedia- Sachin TendulkarWith which country India signed two key defence deals worth Rs 25,000 crore forthe supply of 42 new Su-30MKI combat aircraft and 71 Mi-17V5 helicopters on 24thdec.,2012?- RussiaName the book on rare Sikh relics?- Sikh Heritage: Ethos and Relics published by RupaWho has become Gujarats CM for fourth time?- Narendra ModiWho won the Prestigious IPI-India Award for Excellence 2012 for outstandingjournalistic work?- The TribuneWho issues one rupee coins and notes and subsidiary coins in India? A. State Bank of Patiala B. The Reserve Bank of India (correct Answer) C. The Central Government D. The State Bank of IndiaQuestion. 2) IncorrectWhich is the highest body that approves Five Year Plans in India? A. Parliament (Correct Answer) B. Union Cabinet C. Planning Commission D. None of theseQuestion. 3) IncorrectName the bank deposits that can be withdrawn without notice? A. Fixed deposits B. Variable deposits C. Demand deposits (Correct Answer) D. Account payee deposits
  10. 10. Question. 4) CorrectHow many minutes for each degree of longitude does the local time of place varyfrom Greenwich time? A. 1 minute B. 2 minutes C. 30 minutes D. 4 minutes (correct Answer)Question. 5) CorrectAccording to Gandhiji Khadi was considered a symbol of what? A. Purity B. Economic Growth C. Simplicity D. Economic Independence (correct Answer)Question. 6) IncorrectWhat is the meaning of Buddha? A. The enlightened one (Correct Answer) B. The genius C. The strength D. The religious preacherQuestion. 7) CorrectWhich one of the following country is the largest producer of steel in India? A. Canada B. Pakistan C. India (correct Answer) D. USAQuestion. 8) CorrectNaga, Khasi and Garo hills are located in which of the following ranges? A. Himalaya Ranges (correct Answer) B. Shivalik Ranges C. Karakoram Ranges D. Dhauladar RangesQuestion. 9) IncorrectWhich one of the following is not a part of Indias Money Market? A. Banks B. Mutual Funds C. Indian Gold Council (Correct Answer) D. Bill MarketsQuestion. 10) IncorrectHow many number of judges including chief justice are now in Supreme Court ofIndia? A. 30 B. 25 (Correct Answer) C. 23 D. 27

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