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General Knowledge Questions
1. 'Air Asia', is a budget airlines in which of the following countries? (A) Pakistan (B) Sri Lanka (C) India (D) Malaysia
Which of the following organisations uses the ad-line "The world put stock on us”? (A) NYSE (B) NASDAQ (C) BSE (D) IMF
Rasna Private Ltd has recently signed up which of the following Bollywood icon as its brand ambassador? (A) Kajol (C) Kareena Kapoor (B) Sushmita Sen
(A) McKinsey and Company - Rajat Gupta (B) Vodafone - Arun Sarin (C) IBM Rajesh Hukku (D) Bell Labs - Arun Netravali
of unexplained drop in crime rate in the US on: (A) Strong Economy (C) Ageing Population
The controversial book “Freakonomics”, by the economist Steven D Levitt, lays the onus (B) Abortion Laws (D) Better Policing
Business Week's Infotech 100' 2006 published a list of global rankings. How many Indian telecom and software services firms made it to this list?
World Tuberculosis Day is observed on which of the following dates? (A) 22nd May (B) 24th March (C) 23rd June (D) 3rd April
Which country tops the list of the world's most corrupt countries, issued by Transparency International: (A) Mexico (B) Iraq (C) Afghanistan (C) Haiti
Who updates a blog known as the “Gadgets, Google & SEO”? (A) Eric Schmidt (B) Larry Page
(C) Eight (D) Six
Pick the incorrect Corporate CEO pair:
(D) Hrithik Roshan
(C) Matt Cutts
(D) Sergey Brin
What is the main attribute of a Gilt-Edged stock? (A) Bonds issued by the government whose likelihood of default is zero (B) A stock backed by gold. (C) Stocks which are linked to the inflation rate (D) Stocks doing well in the capital market
Which parameter defines the poverty line in India? (A) housing and clothing facilities (C) general health of a family (B) income of the family (D) per capita calories intake
Sharad Pawar was recently elected as the BCCI President, he replaced: (A) Ranbir Singh Mahendra (C) IS Bindra (B) Jagmohan Dalmiya (D) Kiran More
Which of the following countries does not have 'dinar' as its currency unit? (A) Iraq (B) Bahrain
Which among the following facts is not true about the life expectancy of females in India? (A) The life expectancy at birth among females has been steadily improving over the years from 23.3 in 1901 to 61.8 in 1997.
(C) According to the 2001 census figure Madhya Pradesh had the lowest life expectancy
The MPA (Members Participations Agreement), is the bone of contention between which two organizations? (A) ICC & ICICI (C) BCCI & ICICI (B) ICBC and ICC (D) BCCI and ICC
Bollgard is a/an (A) New variety of Bt. Cotton. (B) A new insurance scheme for spice corps. (C) A new pest that affects apples. (D) A new trade initiative to raise the output of cotton in India.
(D) The urban female life expectancy is higher at 68.
among female while Delhi had the highest life expectancy.
(B) In India life expectancy of women is more than men.
Which among the following organisations/firms has recently took up the task of rediscovering the river Saraswati? (A) Archeological Survey of India (C) ONGC (B) Indian Water Commission (D) Cairn Energy
Which among the following states is India's largest producer of eggs? (A) Maharashtra (C)Karnataka (B) Andhra Pradesh (D) Uttar Pradesh
What is India's rank in the global production of fruits? (A) First (B) Fourth (C) Third (D) Second
2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammad Yunus shared his prize with the bank that he created. The bank is named: (A) Gram Bank (B) Grameen Bank
While calculating the development indexes a term called GDP at Purchasing Power Parity is always used. Which among the following facts is not true about Purchasing Power Parity index?
(1) Purchasing Power parity (PPP) is a theory, which says that the long-run equilibrium exchange rate of two currencies is the rate that equalizes the currencies' purchasing
(2) These special exchange rates are often used to compare the standards of living of (3) In works on the basis of the law of one price which says: “In an efficient market all Which of the above statements is/are true? (A) Only (1) and (2) (C) All (1), (2) and (3) (B) Only (2) and (3) (D) Only (1)
Malnutrition may cause a situation called Cachexia. In general terms it refers to: (A) Loss of weight (B) Inability to adapt to increased food intake. (C) Loss of memory (D) Depletion of bones
identical goods must have only one price.”
two or more countries.
(C) Prabha Bank
For his “analysis of intertemporal tradeoffs in macroeconomic policy” this Columbia University Professor won the 2006 Nobel Prize for Economics. He is (A) Edmund S Phleps (C) Thomas C Schelling (B) Robert J Aumann (D) Raymond D Junior
Omimex De Columbia, a Columbian oil firm, has recently been acquired by ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) in partnership with (A) Reliance Petrochemical (C) Malaysian Oil Bhd (B) Sinopec (D) Rosnfet
Indira Nooyi sometimes brings her kids to office so that they can do their homework under her supervision. Which company elevated her to the rank of the CEO? (A) Coca Cola (C) Pepsico (B) Proctor and Gamble (D) Hindustan Lever
Google is in the process of $1.65 billion takeover of an online media website called: (D) TVTube
Which among the following ministries has been identified as the nodal ministry for National Mission on Bio-diesel? (A) Ministry for Rural Development
(B) Ministry of Environment and Forest
(D) Ministry of Petroleum and Oil resources
Corporation? It specifically focuses on lending grant for AIDS research. (A) Bill Gates Foundation (C) Microsoft Foundation (B) Melinda Gates Foundation (D) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Brazil is the world's biggest producer of Coffee, which among the following is the second largest producer of Coffee? (A) Vietnam (B) India (C) Indonesia (D) Colombia
The recent bid of TATA Steel, to acquire UK based Anglo-Dutch steel venture named “Corus”, is worth:
Which philanthropist organization has been established by the Chairman of the Microsoft
(C) Ministry of Power
(A) $5.1 bn
(B) $6.1 bn
(C) $7.1 bn
(D) $8.1 bn
USA ranks at the top of India's list of export destinations. Which of the following regions ranks second? (A) European Union (B) Middle East (C) ASEAN (D) CWIS
Consider the following statements:(1) Two agreements were recently signed between the Government and the GMR and GVK groups to set up joint venture companies involving the public sector Airports Authority of India for handing over the Delhi and Mumbai airports for modernisation. (2) K Ramalingam is Chairman of AAI. (3) The headquarter of AAI is situated in Jamshed G. Tata House, Navi Mumbai. Which among the above statements is/are true? (A) Only (1) is true. (C) All (1), (2) and (3) are true.
(B) Only (2) and (3) are true. (D) Only (1) and (2) are true.
According to a recent report in Forbes Magazine, India's youngest Billionaire is Vikrant Bhargarva, the oldest is (A) Azim Premji (C) Brij Mohan Munjal
Which state recently topped the list of best performing states Panchayati raj by the Union
(A) Madhya Pradesh
Panchayati Raj ministry for the year 2004-05? (C) Gujarat (D) Sikkim
Which was the first public sector bank to launch the Visa card in India? (A) SBI (C) Bank of Baroda (B) Andhra Bank (D) Indian Overseas Bank
Which among the following is name of only airlines operating form Afghanistan to International destinations? (A) Air Afghania (B) Air Afghan (C) Afghan Airlines (D) Ariana Afghan Airlines
Which company confers the Red & White Bravery Award?
(A) Rs. 5,000
The Governor draws a monthly salary of (B) Rs. 11,000 (C) Rs. 7,500 (D) Rs. 10,000
(B) Narayana Murthy (D) Naresh Goyal
(A) ITC (C) VST Industries Ltd
(B) Godfrey Philips (D) United Breweries
“Be the first to know” is the punchline associated with which of the following news channel? (A) CNBC (B) Star News (C) BBC (D) CNN
Central-State financial distribution takes place following recommendations made by the (A) Finance Minister (C) Planning Commission (B) Finance Commission (D) Sarkaria Commission
Why the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), has recently hit World's business headlines? (A) Making a largest acquisition in China (B) Undergoing largest public sector merger in China (C) Launching the largest IPO in China
(D) Setting a record for banking turnover in China
Which auto major has launched cars in India with VTEC engine technology? (A) Hyundai (B) Honda (C) Mercedes (D) Opel
Which among the following awards cannot be given to a non-Indian?
(C) Arjuna award
(A) Indira Gandhi Peace Award
(B) Padam Shree (D) Bharat Ratna (A) ACC
With which company would you associate the slogan, "We make the things that make
Anurag Dixit, an IIT Alumni, runs an online company with major operations based at Gibraltar. This company suffered considerable losses according to the recent financial results. Its named: (A) Partygaming.com (C) Partygambler.com (B) Pokergaming.com (D) Pokerparty.com
Which airline in India serves Domino's Pizzas?
(B) L&T (D) Crompton Greaves.
(B) Jet Airways
(C) Indian Airlines
The world's first water-powered car has been manufactured by (A) BMW (C) Maruti-Suzuki (B) Mitsubishi (D) General Motors
The print ad of which brand carried the headline-"So plush, so comfortable, so depressing for other cars"? (A) Hyundai (C) Maruti 800 (B) Scorpio (D) Ford IKON NXT
The India Golf Tour is sponsored by which two-wheeler manufacturer (A) Hero Honda (C) Kinetic Honda (B) Bajaj Auto
(D) LML Industries
Malaysia along with Bank of Baroda and Oriental Bank of Commerce? (A) Bank of Rajasthan (C) Bank of Maharashtra
1. (D) 6. (D) 11. (D) 16. (A) 21. (C) 26. (A) 31. (B) 36. (B) 41. (B) 46. (B)
2. (A) 7. (B) 12. (A) 17. (C) 22. (A) 27. (A) 32. (D) 37. (D) 42. (B) 47. (A)
3. (D) 8. (C) 13. (D) 18. (B) 23. (A) 28. (D) 33. (C) 38. (B) 43. (C) 48. (B)
(B) ICICI Bank (D) HDFC
4. (C) 9. (B) 14. (C) 19. (D) 24. (B) 29. (A) 34. (B) 39. (D) 44. (B) 49. (A)
Which of the following banks is planning to become a partner in a joint venture in
5. (B) 10. (A) 15. (D) 20. (B) 25. (C) 30. (D) 35. (B) 40. (C) 45. (A) 50. (C)
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