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1. Which of the following disease affects mostly children below the age of 15 years, and 70 to 75 per cent of the cases are from Uttar Pradesh in India? (a) Encephalitis (b) Meningitis (c) Malaria (d) Diarrhea Recently Global ratings firm Moody’s has downgraded the entire Indian banking system’s rating outlook from “stable” to: (a) A+ (b) Critical (c) Fluctuating (d) Negative Which one of the following states tops ‘child right index’ according to the composite index, brought out by the HA-Centre for Child Rights? (a) Maharashtra (b) Goa (c) Kerala (d) Karnataka Recently Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) flagged off a 140 strong formed Police Unit contingent for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in: (a) Somalia (b) Haiti (c) Libya (d) Egypt Union Government has appointed whom as its interlocutor for peace negotiation with the Ranjan Daimary faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB)? (a) Chiranjib Roy (b) Joginder Singh (c) R K Raghavan (d) P.C. Haldar Aditi Technologies, a national system integrator for IT major Microsoft, has announced the acquisition of which cloud computing company? (a) Cumulux (b) HCL Cloud (c) PointBridge (d) iLink System 7. Who, among the following has been named as CEO of the Cricket World Cup 2015 Local Organizing Committee? (a) James Strong (b) John Harnden (c) Dr. Danny Jordaan (d) Haroon Lorgat Tech Mahindra along with which other company has entered into an agreement with Moscow-based IT security and anti-virus solution firm Kaspersky Lab to offer managed security services to telecom companies? (a) BullGuard (b) Wipro (c) TCS (d) Mahindra Satyam Which of the following given social activists has been selected for the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2011 for her sustained work towards empowering women? (a) Kiran Bedi (b) Ela Bhatt (c) Arundhati Rai (d) Megha Patkar The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered five Preliminary Enquiries (PEs) recently related to alleged irregularities in the funds allotted to the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in which of the following states? (a) Uttar Pradesh (b) Karnataka (c) Andhra Pradesh (d) Bihar Recently, which of the following former Telecom Minister was awarded five-year imprisonment by a Delhi court in corruption case? (a) A.Raja (b) Dayanidhi Maran (c) Sukh Ram (d) Beni Prasad Verma Recently, Aadhaar-MGNREGA experiment has been launched in which of the following states? (a) Andhra Pradesh (b) Maharashtra (c) Haryana (d) Jharkhand

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21.13. 17. China (b) Abu Dhabi. recently. 19. Page 2 .V. Sivathanu Pillai (d) K. R. Swaminathan (c) C. 25. N. 26. Kasturirangan (b) Dr K Radhakrishnan (c) A. Anhui Jianghuai Automobile has signed an agreement with SNS Company to set up a joint venture to produce passenger cars in South America. announced its decision to shift the venue for IBSF World Men’s Snooker Championship from Bahrain to: (a) Beijing. 23. UAE (c) Reims. 18. Kazakhstan and which one of the following countries has signed a package of agreements to promote Eurasian Economic Integration at a summit in Moscow? (a) Ukraine (b) Belarus (c) Georgia (d) Azerbaijan China’s biggest exporter of light trucks. which one of the following singers was honoured with the first Hridaynath award for her contribution to Indian music? (a) Asha Bhosle (b) Lata Mangeshkar (c) Abida Parveen (d) Hemlata SNAP-2011 14. 27. launched its first unmanned space laboratory from a site in the Gobi Desert. 15. Raghavan Russia. 16. 24. India Recently. What was its name? (a) Shenzhou 8 (b) Tiangong-1 (c) Tiangong 2 (d) Long March 2F Who is the only batsman in the cricket to score 7000 ODI runs with a strike rate of over 100? (a) Adam Gilchrist (b) Shahid Afridi (c) Virender Sehwag (d) Ricardo Powell International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF) has. SNS Company is headquartered in which of the following countries? (a) Brazil (b) Venezuela (c) Peru (d) Argentina Girl’s team of which of the following countries participated in the 52nd edition of Subroto Cup football tournament organised by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in New Delhi? (a) Sri Lanka (b) Afghanistan (c) Bangladesh (d) Myanmar Who of the following personalities was the winner of “CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Award. 22. Who is the current Prime Minister of Australia? (a) Julia Gillard (b) Kevin Rudd (c) John Howard (d) Paul John Keating Which of the following personalities is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BrahMos Aero Space? (a) K.S. France (d) Bengaluru. Rao (d) Mahashweta Devi Which of the following nuclear-capable surface-to-surface medium range missile was test-fired from Chandipur on 24 September 2011? (a) Prahar (b) Prithvi – III (c) Dhanush (d) Shaurya Who among the following has recently been elected as the sixth Prime Minister of Japan? (a) Taro Aso (b) Yukio Hatoyama (c) Yoshihiko Noda (d) Naoto Kan First Indian woman to ski to the South Pole is: (a) Reena Kaushal Dharmashaktu (b) Shanti Tigga (c) Preeja Sreedharan (d) Tejaswini Bai China on 29th September 2011. CNN-IBN Life Time Achievement award-2010 was given to: (a) Verghese Kurien (b) M. 2010? (a) B C Khanduri (b) Nitish Kumar (c) Omar Abdullah (d) Sheila Dixit South Korean steel company POSCO has acquired forest area in which of the following states? (a) Chhattisgarh (b) Jharkhand (c) Odisha (d) Andhra Pradesh 20.

000-yearold temple dedicated to a cat goddess. which city of the world has been judged as the world’s most livable city? (a) Mexico City (b) Melbourne (c) London (d) New Delhi 35. Name of this mechanism is: (a) Indian Intelligence Grid (INTEL GRID) (b) National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) (c) Indian Spy (d) Third Eye 29. Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 2. An ethnic enclave has been named as ‘Mahatma Gandhi District’ in which of the following cities of USA? (a) New York (b) Los angles (c) Chicago (d) Houston SNAP-2011 Page 3 . 37. At which place is it located? (a) Alexandria (b) Giza (c) Aswan (d) Port Said According to Environmental Performance Index (EPI)2010.000 entries in Nikon Photo Contest International? (a) Raghu Rai (b) Homai Vyarawalla (c) S Paul (d) Debarshi Duttagupta What is the name of the natural preservative that was discovered by the scientists recently that can spell the end of rotting food by destroying the bacteria that make meat. eggs and dairy products decompose? (a) Bisin (b) Disodium ETA (c) BHA (d) BHT The union government of India has set up a mechanism to access all intelligence data. Name of that company is: (a) Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) (b) Cairn India (c) Gas Authority of India limited (GAIL) (d) BP India The Union ministry of Rural Development has launched a programme for giving training and placement to over one lakh youth from poor families in Jammu and Kashmir under the name of: (a) Inayat (b) Barakkat (c) Himayat (d) Khushhali Name of the first 100% spy satellite of India which would be operational by 2014 to keep an eye on neighbouring regions is: (a) CCI-Sat (b) SPY-Sat (c) Eagle (d) AWACS Recently. Leander Paes & Mahesh Bhupathi won the double’s title at Cincinnati Masters by defeating: (a) Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (b) Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic (c) Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor (d) Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Kureshi Which of the following Indian photographer was declared the Grand Prix winner among 60.28. Recently. 30. 36. 41. 34. fish. 38. 40. 39. (a) ONGC (b) OVL (c) GAIL (d) HPCL Which one of the following personalities was recently appointed as the chairperson of Press council of India (PCI)? (a) Altamas Kabir (b) Raju Ramachandran (c) Markandey Katju (d) Mrs Vibha Bhargava According to recent Global Livability Survey. an Indian company has withdrawn from an offshore oil block in the sea of Oman. 32. which one of the following countries lead the world in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges? (a) Switzerland (b) Iceland (c) New Zealand (d) Australia Which one of the following countries has the largest number of illiterate adults in the world. 33. according to UNESCO’s Education for All-Global Monitoring Report2011? (a) Brazil (b) Indonesia (c) India (d) China Name the first public sector undertaking (PSU) of India and the second Indian firm after Mukesh Ambani’s RIL to acquire shale gas assets abroad. 31.

Page 4 . 43. Dhande (IIT-Kanpur) (b) Professor Subhasis Chaudhuri (IIT-Mumbai) (c) Professor P. Identify the village. Considering the 83rd Academy Awards or Oscar awards conferred in 2011. First woman director to win ‘Best Director’ award in `BAFTA` awards is: (a) Nancy Meyers (b) Nora Ephron (c) Mira Nair (d) Kathryn Bigelow Recently.Thiruvananthapuram) A vast settlement surrounded by a fortified structure believed to be about 4. Balram (IISC-Bangalore) (d) Dr K S Dasgupta (IIST. 52.500 years old and belonging to the Harappan civilisation has been excavated at a village in Kutch district of Gujarat recently. 51. 44. Name of the fund is: (a) Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) (b) Indian International Community Fund (IICF) (c) NRI Fund (NRIF) (d) PIO Fund (PIOF) What is the name of the book written by Taslima Nasrin which is a compilation of power-packed articles on feminism and suppression of women across the world? (a) Lazza (b) No Country for Women (c) Amar Meyebela (My Girlhood) (d) Utal Hawa (Wild Wind) Recently. Kerala (c) Temhali. Jindal Steel and Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global mining giant Rio Tinto to jointly work for global commercialisation of the: (a) Bayer Process (b) Smelting Technology (c) HIsmelt technology (d) Brine Solution Technology Who was awarded the prestigious G. D. 2011 German auto major Volkswagen launched its upgraded version named: (a) Beetle (b) Jetta (c) Polo (d) Vento Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has set up a relief fund to help emigrant Indian nationals in distress. 45.42. Birla Award for Scientific Research-2011? (a) Professor S. in August. has decided to remove which one of the following national parks from the “List of World Heritage Sites in Danger”? (a) Kaziranga National Park (b) Manas National Park (c) Jim Corbet National Park (d) Bandipur National Park SNAP-2011 50. which was operationalised in the Indian Missions in all the countries with effect from 24 March 2011. Tamil Nadu (b) Kurruppi. 48. (a) Shikarpur (b) Ratanganj (c) Bhagwanpur (d) Banej 49. 55. which was disputed between India and Bangladesh and disappeared recently beneath the rising seas? (a) Coral Island (b) New Moore Island (c) Barren Island (d) Minicoy Island Which Public Sector Undertaking has received the prestigious Golden Peacock Environment Management Award for the year 2011? (a) BHEL (b) BEL (c) BEML (d) SAIL Ranjana Sonawane has been given the first unique identification number. in its 35th Session held in Paris from 19-29th June 2011. 53. Maharashtra (d) Gopalpur. 47. She belongs to of which of the following villages? (a) Pullavalli. while Best Director was Tom Hooper (b) Best actor award was won by Colin Firth and best actress was Natalie Portman (c) Colin Firth and Natalie Portman won their respective awards for ‘The King’s Speech’ (d) ‘Black Swan’ was directed by Kathryn Bigelow Recently. India has opened its 23rd Cultural Relations center named “The Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre” (IGCC) in which of the following countries? (a) Pakistan (b) Bangladesh (c) Sri Lanka (d) Afghanistan Who among the following personalities was declared as ‘World Statesman of the year 2011‘ by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation? (a) Lee Myung Bak (b) Ban Ki-Moon (c) Manmohan Singh (d) Barrack Obama What is the name of an island in Bay of Bengal. 46. which one of the following options given below is wrong? (a) ‘The King’s Speech’ was declared the Best film. Uttar Pradesh UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC). 54. G.

SNAP-2011 . 62. 68. 58. an apex body was constituted by the Indian Government for the welfare of tribals in the country. Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir (d) Shahid Afridi.2011 in the international beauty pageant contest? (a) Ximena Navarrete (b) Stefanía Fernández (c) Dayana Mendoza (d) Leila Lopes 63. which satellite would be launched in 2012 by ISRO? (a) Arun (b) Surya (c) Bhanu (d) Aditya Match the following and choose the correct answer: (a) Santosh Trophy . Which of the following cities would host Summer Youth Olympic-2014? (a) Vancouver. an Indian hotel company based in Mumbai is: (a) C. Rao (d) Dr. To study the outermost region of the Sun.Football – Manipur was winner in 2011 (c) Santosh Trophy .56. This mine is to be developed at … (a) Perth in western Australia (b) Wonarah in northern Australia (c) Brisbane in eastern Australia (d) Adelaide in southern Australia Which of the following books Barack Obama has written? (a) Of Thee I Sing: A letter to my Daughters (b) Dreams from My Father (c) The Audacity of Hope (d) All of the above The Chairman of Hotel Leela Venture Ltd. 69. Name the Indian Scientist.Hockey – Services was winner in 2011 (d) Santosh Trophy – Badminton – Chetan Anand was winner in 2011 Who has been crowned as Miss Universe . Canada (b) Nanjing. Scotland (d) Poznan. R. who was appointed for the second consecutive term. Bhaskar Reddy 67. 61. China (c) Glasgow. 64.Football – Bengal was winner in 2011 (b) Santosh Trophy . (a) National Commission for Tribes (NCT) (b) National Council for Tribal Welfare (NCTW) (c) Tribe Welfare Board (TWB) (d) Tribal Welfare Commission (TWC) Who has been appointed as India’s 15th Central Vigilance Commissioner? (a) Pradeep Kumar (b) Prateep Chowdhary (c) Vinod Rai (d) Y K Alagh The Secretary General of the United Nations. 60. 59. 70. Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir (c) Salman Butt. Mohammad Asif (b) Shoaib Akhtar. (a) Shahid Afridi. Salman Butt. Swaminathan (c) Dr C. (a) Dr. Poland A scheme launched by Union Finance Minister.P Krishnan Nair (b) K P Singh (c) Ajit Gulabchand (d) A M Naik Which of the following South Asian country’s parliament has recently approved constitutional reforms which would enable its President to seek a third term? (a) Pakistan (b) Afghanistan (c) Bangladesh (d) Sri Lanka Page 5 57. 65. N.S. Shoiab Akhtar and Salman Butt Recently. Name the body. 66. Pranab Mukherjee in year 2010 under the name of ‘Swavlamban’ is: (a) a medical insurance for unorganized sector (b) opening of bank accounts in rural India (c) a new pension scheme for workers in the unorganized sector who do not have access to the social security net (d) a new measure of financial inclusion which covers all marginal and migratory laborers Which of the following Indian shooters won four gold medals in Commonwealth Games 2010? (a) Samaresh Jung (b) Abhinav Bindra (c) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (d) Gagan Narang Canada has honored an Indian scientist with an honorary doctorate to recognize his contribution to food security in the world. is: (a) Susan Elizabeth Rice (b) Kofi Annan (c) Ban Ki Moon (d) Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser State-run NMDC in June 2011 agreed to team up with Australia’s Minemakers Ltd to develop a phosphate mine. Verghese Kurien (b) M. Name the cricket players of Pakistan who have been found guilty by a court of England for deliberately bowling no balls in Lord’s Test match against England.

Tamil (c) Best Actor – Salman Khan – Hindi (d) Best film on National Integration – Moner Manush Bengali Who has been declared as the Best Indian Footballer of the Year-2011. Orkut on September 25. Identify the organizations. 73. 83. India’s leading paint manufacturer? (a) Abhishek Bachchyan (b) Amir Khan (c) Shahrukh Khan (d) Akshay Kumar Who among the following personalities has been appointed as the new chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes? (a) Pratyush Sinha (b) C P Jain (c) K Vasudev (d) M C Joshi 78. $ 90. Page 6 . 76. which has released the list recently. (a) atar (b) Luxembourg (c) Norway (d) Singapore Name the virus which was responsible for attacking Google’s social networking site.71. according to Global Finance. 74. (a) World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (b) UNESCO and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) (c) Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) (d) UNICEF and UNESCO Name the richest country in the world with per capita income of U.S. 79. Which of the following Indian cricket players won the Polly Umrigar Award 2011 for his performance during 2009-2010? (a) Rahul Dravid (b) Sachin Tendulkar (c) Mahendra Singh Dhoni (d) Virender Sehwag For the first time. 75.149 in 2010. Indian President Pratibha Patil has laid the foundation stone for the ‘Asian Textiles Museum‘ in which of the following Southeast Asian countries? (a) Thailand (b) Indonesia (c) Vietnam (d) Cambodia Which of the following Indian actors has been appointed as Brand Ambassador of Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd. 81. 82. (a) FIRE Worm (b) Bom Sabado Worm (c) BOBBIT Virus (d) GALLUP Virus Which software company has designed “worldwide telescope” a computer programme. a leading US business magazine. by the Football Players Association of India (FPAI)? (a) Mohammad Rafi (b) Jaoquim Abranches (c) Subrata Paul (d) Anthony Pereira Recently. 2010. Rafael Nadal has won which of the following event(s) in the year 2011? (a) French Open and Wimbledon (b) Australian Open and French Open (c) Only French Open (d) Australian Open and US Open Which of the following countries was the runner up in World Cup Cricket –2011? (a) Pakistan (b) Australia (c) South Africa (d) Sri Lanka Considering the 58th National Award-2011. 77. 80. choose the incorrect answer: (a) Best Film . 84. the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has been appointed as external auditor of two major UN organisations. which enables you to study even the universe and zoom the outer space?” (a) IBM (b) Oracle (c) Google (d) Microsoft “Your Place In The Sky” is the slogan of: (a) Air India (b) atar Airways (c) Lufthansa Airlines (d) Air France Which animal has been declared as national heritage animal of India in order to set up measures for its protection? (a) Dolphin (b) Rhinoceros (c) Elephant (d) Lion SNAP-2011 72.Adaminte Makan Abu – Malayalam (b) Best Director – Vetrimaran .

85. (a) Kostas Karamanlis (b) Andreas Papandreou (c) Konstantinos Mitsotakis (d) Lucas Papademos Recently a former President was convicted to sevenyear jail term for rape and other sexual offences. 98. a Hindu shrine situated at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala is dedicated to which of the following Hindu deity? (a) Lord Shiva (b) Lord Vishnu (c) Lord Brahma (d) Lord Murugan Swamy 92. 89. Name the recently elected Prime Minister of Greece. supported by the Apollo Transplant Institutes has been launched under the name of: (a) ‘Hand in Hand’ (b) ‘Gift a Life’ (c) ‘Donate a life’ (d) ‘Gift to Nation’ National Human Right Commission has issued notice for non-payment of adequate compensation in Kasaragod district to the victims of which of the following chemical poisoning? (a) MIC (b) Endosulfan (c) BHC (d) Malathion Sree Padmanabhswami temple. 94.5 percent (d) 5 percent Which of the following Indian cricketers has recently pledged to donate his organs? (a) Virender Sehwag (b) Sachin Tendulkar (c) Gautam Gambhir (d) Yuvraj Singh An endeavour to ensure that no person in India dies for want of an organ. AH 4 Apache and CH-47 Chinook are combat and heavy lift helicopters respectively which have been developed by: (a) Bell (b) Lockeed Martin (c) Avicopter (d) Boeing 93. 88. Identify the country to which he belonged? (a) Italy (b) Israel (c) Spain (d) Portugal BICRA ‘Group 5’ includes: (a) China (b) Portugal (c) Thailand and Turkey (d) All of the above Which one of the following Indian cities would host the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) India Economic Summit for the first time in 26 years of the summit’s history? (a) New Delhi (b) Chennai (c) Mumbai (d) Bengaluru Honda’s human-shaped robot (Humanoid robot) has been named as: (a) Sapiens (b) I (c) Asimo (d) AI Which of the following companies is a subsidiary of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and a leading business process outsourcing (BPO) provider in the U. relaxed its earlier decision asking insurance companies to guarantee a minimum return of what percent on unit-linked pension policies? (a) 3 percent (b) 4 percent (c) 4. Who among the following personalities is the DirectorGeneral of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)? (a) Yukiya Amano (b) Yui Kei (c) Ali Asgar Soltaniyeh (d) Anders Fogh Rasmussen A New York judge slapped a record $92. 87. He is from: (a) India (b) Pakistan (c) Sri Lanka (d) Singapore The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA). 97. 2011 on 14 counts of insider trading charges. 96.? (a) Genpact (b) Diligenta (c) Aegis (d) Total Solutions 86. 95. SNAP-2011 Page 7 .8 million fine on Raj Rajaratnam. 91. the hedge fund manager convicted in May.K. 90.

Michael Jackson? (a) Johansson Murphy (b) Conrad Murray (c) John Pitt (d) Dr. Who among the following has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of the ‘King of Pop’. Mary Ann Gomes is related with which of the following sports? (a) Kabaddi (b) Chess (c) Swimming (d) Athletics Page 8 SNAP-2011 . J Koetji 100.99.

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