GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS

Dr. T.K. Jain. AFTERSCHOOOL M: 9414430763 tkjainbkn@yahoo.co.in www.afterschool.tk www.afterschoool.tk
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Supreme commandor of Indian Armed force?
• President Pratibha Patil

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Which country produced first atom bomb?
• USA.

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Who invented telephone?
• Graham bell

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Minimum age for becoming president of India?
• 35

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World red cross day?
• 8 May.

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ISRO headquarter?
• Bangalore

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Capital of Chhatisgarh
• Raipur

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GATT?
• General agreement of Tariff and Trade?

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Chairman of constitution drafting committee?
• B.R. Ambedkar

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The heighest nonmilitary award of India
• Bharat Ratna

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First cencus of India?
• 1872

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Kisan Ghat is for whom?
• Charan Singh’s

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First olympic took place in ?
• Athenes in Greece.

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Writer of Hamlet?
• Shakespeare

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Myamar was separated from India in ?
• 1935

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Who discovered radioactivity?
• Madam Curie

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BBC stands for ?
• British Broadcasing corporation.

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Arjuna Sengupta Panel 2006 was about?
• It gave recommendations on unorganised sector labour.

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Who is convenor of National security advisory board?
• M.K. Rasgotra (former foreign secretary).

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Who is chairman of national commission on farmers?
• M.S. Swaminathan

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What is SIMI?
• Students Islamic Movements of India (it has been declared unlawful in India by Justice B.N. Chaturvedi Tribunal under unlawful activites prevention act 1967

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What is rank of India in HDI?
• India has 126th rank in Human Develoment Index developed by United Nations (out of 177 countries) in 2006. the top rank holders are Norway, Iceland, Australia, Ireland and Sweden.

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What is the rank of India in Economic Freedom Index?
• 53 rank. • Top ranks are by Hongkong and Singapore.

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What is the rank of India in corruption perception Index?
• 88 rank. • The world’s cleanest countries are iceland, Finland, newzealand. • India has a score of 2.9 out of 10 and shares the same rank as Armenia, Benin, Moldova, Tanzania.

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What is full form of FMC?
• Forward markets commission

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What is the share of India in world exports?
• .9%

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Justice Patkak committee is about?
• Iraqi oil for food scam.

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Who was founder of Enron?
• Kenneth Lay (he died of heart attack on 5 July 2006) Enron became bankrupt in 2001.

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What is JACIK?
• Japan, ASEAN, China, India and Korea (they are forming a free trade agreement).

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What is GAS in fashion apparel?
• Grotto S.P.A. (which is also called GAS) is Italian fashion wear company. It is in collaboration with Raymond of India.

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What is ZAPP in garments?
• It is the brand relating to children wear – launched by Raymond Ltd.

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What is PUMA in fashion wear?
• It is sports wear including shoes making company. It has opened offices in India also – starting from Chennai.

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Who have launched these models?
• Verna, Aveo, Pleasure, gallardo, murcielago, civic, cedia, gladiator, blaze, zeus,x-treme, platina,shine.

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These comapnyies have launched these models of automibilies
• Hyundai -Verna,chevrolet- Aveo, hero honda -Pleasure, Lamborghini -gallardo, Lamborghini - murcielago, Honda - civic, Lancer - cedia, Yamaha - gladiator, Kinetic -blaze, Suziki zeus,Hero honda- x-treme, Bajaj platina,Honda - shine.
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After kolkata and delhi, which other cities will also have Metro trains?
• Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Mumbai. • Kolkata Metro will be expanded soon.

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Which is the train on roof – recently started?
• Lhasa to Shimud (China) started in 2006.

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When did Gandhi ji used Satyagrah first time?
• 11 Sept. 1906 in South Afrika against registration law.

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First movement of Gandhi ji in India?
• Champaran Andolan in 1917 for protecting indigo workers.

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Who is CEO of Ford?
• Allen Mulailee

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Who is CEO of news corp.
• Rupord Murdoch

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Who is CEO of american media co. Viycom
• Philip Doman

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Who is chancellor of Germany?
• Angela Merkel (she is also considered world’s most powerful lady as per different surveys)

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Who is foreign secretary of USA?
• Condoleezza Rice.

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Who is chief of Afghanistan Human Rights Commission?
• Seema Samar

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Who is the Deputy Prime Minister of China?
• Wu Yi.

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What is RAM and ROM?
• Random Access Memory and Read Only Memory.

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What is IMAP?
• Internet Message Access Protocal.

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What is LCD?
• Liquid Crystal Display.

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What is 1mb?
• 1024 Kilobytes.

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What is WAP?
• Wireless application protocal.

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What is TFT?
• THIN FILM TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER (COMPUTER TERMINOLOGY).

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What is FTP?
• File transfer Protocol

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What is EDGE?
• Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution. (a digital mobile phone technology)

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What is AWARE?
• Advertising that is part of softwares is called aware.

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Fastest supercomputer in India?
• Kabru (made in India) • Integrity Superdome (imported) • Fastest supercomputer in the world is Blue Gene /L (70.72 teraflops) made by IBM.

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What is next to internet?
• Internet 2 – is the project which has been started by 34 US research firms. Internet 2 will offer speed of over 155mbps. (3000 times faster than dial up modem) It will use fibre optics etc.

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What is IP telephony?
• Inernet protocol telephony.

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When was windows started?
• 1985 by microsoft.

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How did internet start?
• It was started by pentagon as ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECT AGENCY in 1969, as ARPANET.

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What is TCP/IP?
• Transmission control Protocol internet protocol

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What is scintific name of Indian National bird?
• Pavo Cristatus (linnaeus) is the name of Peacock.

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What is the scintific name of Indian national animal?
• Panthera Tigris (linnaeus) is the name of Tiger.

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When was national song sung for the first time?
• 1896 at INC. • The song is composed in Sanskrit. • National song, written by Bankimchandra Chatterji was translated into English by Aurobindo.

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Who is MD of Prudential ICICI?
• Shikha Sharma

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Who is chairman of Trent Ltd.
• Simone Tata

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Who will set up 12 million tonne greenfield steel plant in Orissa?
• Arcelor-Mittal – LN Mittal group.

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What is the share of LN Mittal in Arcelor?
• 49% • 51% is being held by Joseph Kinsch • Mittal will be vice president of this company.

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What is administered price?
• The prices which are set by government are called administered price or APM.

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What is disinvestment?
• Sale of stake in PSUs by Govt. is called disinvestment.

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What is Keynes Model?
• It is based on depression of 1930 and states that govt. should spend money to create employement possiblities.

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What is tobin tax?
• It is tax on financial sector – with the help of this tax third world countries can be supported. • It is named after nobel laureate James Tobin (1981) who said that there should be tax on global capital transfers.
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What is CRR and SLR?
• • • • Cash reserve ratio And Statutory liquidity ratio (these are fixed by RBI as per monetary policy announced twice in a year – once in April and once in October).
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Where is definition of Money bill?
• It is given in article 110 of constituton of India.

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What is 100 amendment to constitution?
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• It included Bodo, Santhili, Maithili, and Dogri into constititon as official languages in eighth schedule of constitution.

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What is 99 amendment to constitution?
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• It created Bodo territorial council.

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What is 12 schedule about?
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• It is about municipal commissions and nagar parishads.

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What is Asian Highway Network?
• India along with neighbouring countries have signed an agreement to form this network by 2010 – which will create a network of 1.4 lakh km.

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Biggest port of India?
• Mumbai.

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River port in India?
• Haldia (kolkatta, west bengal).

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Tidal port in India?
• Kandla

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Deepest port in India?
• Vishakhapattnam

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Oldest port of East Coast (artificial port)?
• Chennai.

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First corporated port of India
• Ennore

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First fully mechanised port of India?
• Nhava Shewa

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Which state has biggest road network in India?
• Maharastra.

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How many major ports does India have?
• 12 major ports, 184 other ports on a coast line spread over 5600 Km.

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Thanks
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