UNION BANK OF INDIA PO EXAM

1. On which of the following dates was the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People-shell Helen Keller Awards 2007 presented? (1) December 1,2007 (2) December 2, 2007 (3) December 3, 2007 (4) December 4, 2007 (5) None of these 2. The nuclear power plant of 220 MWe which was re commissioned on December 2,2007, after ‘enass coolant channel replacement (EMCCR) is(1) Kalpakkam (2) Kota (3) Narora (4) Rawatbhata (5) None of these 3. Which of the following countries not opposed any unilateral action against Iraq by the US? (1) Kuwait (2) Oman (3) Saudi Arabia (4) Bahrain (5) Iran 4. With which of the following fields is NK Singh Committee associated? (1) Indirect taxes (2) Foreign direct investment (FDI) (3) Taxes on agricultural holdings(4) UTI’s US-64 scheme (5) None of these 5. The former South African cricketer who, on December 4,2007, signed a two-year contract with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to coach the Indian cricket team is______. (1) Boeta Dippenar (2) Jack Russel (3) Allan Donald (4) Gary Kirsten (5) None of these 6. Who among the following foreign players has was not named in the CBI report on match-fixing? (1) Alee Steward (England) (2) Brian Lara (WI) (3) Mark Waugh (Australia) (4) Sanath Jaisuriya (SL) (5) None of these 7. Which of the following Indian cities hosted the East Asia Gender Equality Ministerial Meeting, in December 2007, attended by ministerial level representatives from several countries and various United Nations agencies? (1) New Delhi (2) Chennai (3) Kolkata (4) Mumbai (5) None of these

8. Which country was admitted to the United Nations after eight years of isolation? (1) Yugoslavia (2) Columbia (3) Venezuela (4) Finland (5) Egypt 9. South Africa’s former Deputy President who, on December 19, 2007, defeated Thabo Mbeki, to become the new President on African National Congress, at a party conference in the northern town of Polokwane is _____. (1) Susan Booysen (2) Nelson Zulahe (3) Jacob Zuma (4) Momir Williams Junior (5) None of these 10. Which Indian company has been chosen by the Overseas Union Bank (OUB) Singapore, to provide a comprehensive e-business platform for its marketing efforts? (1) WIPRO (2) LG India Ltd. (3) Satyam Computer Services (4) Sony India Ltd. (5) None of these 11. Which of the following countries for the first time, attended a summit of the six Arab countries belonging to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Doha, Qatar, in December 2007? (1) Egypt (2) Syria (3) Iran (4) Iraq (5) None of these 12. United Russia which won the Russian parliamentary elections in December 2007, captured ____ seats in the 450-seat Duma, the Lower House of Russia’s Parliament. (1) 290 (2) 315 (3) 367 (4) 410 (5) None of these 13. The 4,300 – year- old Chinese city capital of China’s oldest Liangzhu culture, which was dug up by archaeologists in December 2007 is located in eastern China’s ____ province. (1) Fujian (2) Zhejiang (3) Anhul (4) Jiangsu (5) None of these 14. NASA dedicates its new Altix Super Computer KC in the memory of – (1) C.V. Raman (2) Kalpana Chawla (3) S. Chandershekhar (4) Khurana (5) None of these

15. With which of the following companies did Reliance Industries, on December 4, 2007 sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint-cooperation in petrochemicals? (1) Oil India Limited (2) Indian Oil Corporation (3) GAIL (India) Limited (4) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (5) None of these 16. Match the following : Name of the Book A. Book of Unforgettable women B. The Blind Assassin C. Judo : History, Theory and Practice D. Perspectives of Indian Economy A B iv iii iii i ii iv iv ii None of these C ii iv iii iii D i ii i i

Author (i) N. Raja Rajan (ii) Margaret Allawood (iii)Valdimir Putin (iv) Khushwant Singh

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

17. Why was the Frankfurt and Amsterdam airport of Europe in news recently? (1) They were termed as the most Business Friendly airports by Time Magazine. (2) They recently formed an alliance covering service from passenger releasing to ground handling. (3) They were closed down for one month by EU due to drug trafficking and smuggling. (4) They jointly launched a new domestic Airline with 5 air buses. 18. Which award was given by the EUFA to the most expensive football of the world “Luis Figo”? (a) FIFA’s Player of the year award (b) Golden Ball of EUFA (c) Best European Footballer of the year (d) Footballer of the Decade (1) a only (2) b only (3) b & c (4) d only (5) All of these 19. Why was a non-bailable warrant issued against actor –cum- politician Rajesh Khanna? (1) He was allegedly involved with the underworld don Chota Shakeel.

(2) Cases were filed by the income tax department relating to tax evasion. (3) He was accused of writing inflammatory articles with Bal Krishna Thackeray in “Saamna”. (4) He was charged by Income Tax Department for having assets in Swiss Bank disproportionate to his income. (5) None of these 20. The Central Government, in December 2007, allowed ______ based Dolce & Gabbana and India realty from DLF to set up a joint venture in single brand retailing of lifestyle products. (1) Italy (2) France (3) Britain (4) U.S.A. (5) All of these 21. Who among the following is the author of the book “Journeys Through Babudom and Netaland –Governance in India”? (1) Manoranjan Bharati (2) T.S. Subramaniam (3) R.S. Subramaniam (4) Vir Sanghavi (5) None of these 22. Which company has launched the humanold robot “Asimo”? (1) Samsung (2) Toshiba (3) Microsoft (4) Honda (5) Suzuki 23. Which first ever Indian actress’s wax likeness was unveiled at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London? (1) Shabani Azmi (2) Madhuri Dixit (3) Aishwarya Rai (4) Madhubala (5) None of these 24. Which of the following statements is not correct about steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal? (1) Mittal Steel Company is the world’s largest steel maker spanning four continents and 14 countries. (2) Mittal Steel Company produces 70 million tones steel per annum (3) He has bought the costliest palace in London (4) The turnover of his company is around $ 40 billion (5) None of these 25. Which of the following companies, on December 4, 2007, signed a ‘Large Account Reseller Agreement’ with Microsoft Corporation India to provide integrated technology solutions to Indian enterprises? (1) Dell (2) Lenovo (3) Compaq (4) Toshiba (5) None of these

26. Which of the following Indian companies, in December 2007, opened 160 stores to its specialty beauty, health and wellness retail business subsidiary, H & B Stores, under the new brand name “new-u”? (1) Reliance (2) Dabur (3) Unilever (4) Subhiksha (5) None of these 27. Industrial production surged ______ during the first quarter of 2003-04. (1) 7.2 per cent (2) 7.4 per cent (3) 7.6 per cent (4) 7.8 per cent (5) 8.2 per cent 28. Who among the following has been nominated as the Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission recently? (1) Montek Singh Ahluwalia (2) K.C. Pant (3) B.S. Shekhawat (4) K. Rahman Khan (5) None of these 29. Why was the Airline Joint Venture of Hindujas and Lufthansa in news recently? (1) They merged with the French Airways to become the Europe’s largest Airline Company. (2) They recently parted their ways after three year long venture in cargo operations. (3) This joint venture was accorded the best airways of Germany (4) They added five air buses recently to their joint venture. (5) None of these 30. Who among the following has taken over as Chairman of the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASS-COM)? (1) Madhav Rao (2) Jerry Rao (3) Naresh Rao (4) Kamlesh Rao (5) None of these 31. Whom did Neha Aggarwal of Delhi beat in the finals to win the youth girls crown in the National youth and junior table tennis championship in Indore on December 21,2007? (1) Madhurika Patkar (2) Ashelsha Bodas (3) Priti Mokashi (4) Pooja Sahasrabudhe (5) None of these 32. According to Reserve Bank of India, what percentage of aggregate deposits do the nationalized banks, foreign banks and regional rural banks account for? (1) 25.1% (2) 50.3% (3) 70.3% (4) 89.13% (5) None of these

33. Who was awarded the ‘Sport –star Millennium Award’ by the Tamil Nadu Chess Association? (1) Mahesh Bhupati (2) Venkatesh Prasad (3) Viswanathan Anand (4) Vijay Lakshmi (5) Anshuman Gaekward 34. Which of the following statement (s) are TRUE about the technical assistance jointly by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank in India? (1) The assistance is given for the infrastructure development of the nationalized financial bodies of India. (2) The assistance is for setting up a centre for corporate excellence. (3) The hep is in the field of development of D-Commerce. (4) The assistance is for the development of E-Commerce without the use of credit card. (5) None of these 35. Where did India recently sent its troops, a deployment for a United Nations peace keeping mission? (1) Ethiopia (2) Nigeria (3) Eritrea (4) Bolivia (5) Both 1 & 3 36. The tennis player from Andhra Pradesh who, on December 22,2007, beat Divij Sharan of Delhi, to win the men’s singles title in the 2007 National grasscourt championship in Kolkata is: (1) J. Vishnu Vardhan (2) Vinod Sridhar (3) V.M. Ranjeeth (4) N. Sriram Balaji (5) None of these 37. Bajaj Electricals has announced its reunion with a US based company with whom they had business for half a decade. Which is that company? (1) Suzuki (2) Black & Decker (3) Enron (4) Volkswagon (5) None of these 38. Name the bank which will soon link a strategic tie- up- agreement with a commercial bank for extending direct credit facilities to the Small Scale Sector. (1) IDBI Bank (2) SIDBI (3) SBI (4) RBI (5) None of these 39. Which cricketer was named ‘Skelm of the Year’ which means ‘Someone who is dishonest’, crooked or a blatant liar’? (1) Hansi Cronjie (2) Ajay Jadeja (3) Azharuddin (4) Mark Waugh (5) None of these

40. During 2003-04, India’s exports recorded a buoyant…….. growth. (1) 16.27 per cent (2) 17.26 per cent (3) 18.26 per cent (4) 19.26 per cent (5) None of these 41. The 30-year-old Armyman from Maharashtra who, on December 23,2007, won the men’s event in the Mawana Sugars Indian Open Marathon in New Delhi is (1) Angad Kumar (2) Rashpal Singh (3) Satya Prakash (4) Birender Singh Chahar (5) None of these 42. Chevron Corporation, the second largest US Oil Company has agreed to buy which corporation in a $ 35 billion stock deal that will form an energy powerhouse? (1) Texaco Inc. (2) Kenneth Star (3) Castrol (4) GYX (5) None of these 43. The U.S. President George W. Bush has named John Nagroponite, the American Ambassador to the United Nations as his top diplomat in(1) Afghanistan (2) Iraq (3) Iran (4) Saudi Arab (5) None of these 44. Which of the following countries in December 2007, won the Davis Cup (tennis) in Portland (U.S.) after a long gap of twelve years? (1) Russia (2) United States of America (3) Sweden (4) Germany (5) None of these 45. Who among the following has been elected as the President of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) for the year 2004-05? (1) Rajiv Malik (2) Sanjiv Malik (3) Amit Bajaj (4) Ratan Sengupta (5) None of these 46. Which of the following statement (s) is/are TRUE about the indigenous light combat Aircraft? (1) The LCA was launched from the Hindustan Aeronautics airstrip in Bangalore. (2) The maiden fight was commanded by Wing Commander Rajiv Kathiyal of the National Test Flight Centre of the Aeronautical Development Agency. (3) LCA was conceived way back in 1983. (4) It’s an all weather multi- role air superiority fighter designed for air to air, air to ground air to sea combat. (5) All of these 47. Ivan Gasparovic has been elected the new President of –

(1) Czech Republic (3) North Korea (5) Taiwan

(2) Slovakia (4) South Korea

48. Which of the following currencies will be temporarily used in Iraq? (1) Riyal (2) Dirham (3) Pound (4) Dinar (5) US dollar 49. Which among the following Indians has /have figured in the list of the world’s 100 most powerful and influential people complied by the Time Magazine? (1) Atal Behari Vajpayee (2) Azim Premji (3) Aishwarya Rai (4) All of the above (5) None of these 50. Miss Angola who came first runner- up in the Miss Word 2007 paegant held in Sanya, China, in December 2007, is _______. (1) Moran Gordillo (2) Micaela Reis (3) Sandy Dudette (4) Adyshee Barbara (5) None of these ANSWERS 1. (2) 2.(3) 3.(1) 4.(2) 5.(4) 6.(4) 7.(1) 8.(1) 9.(3) 10. (3) 11. (3) 12. (2) 13. (2) 14. (2) 15. (3) 16. (4) 17. (2) 18. (3) 19. (2) 20. (1) 21. (3) 22. (4) 23. (3) 24. (4) 25. (1) 26. (2) 27. (3) 28. (1) 29. (2) 30. (2) 31. (4) 32. (2) 33. (3) 34. (2) 35. (5) 36. (1) 37. (2) 38. (2) 39. (1) 40. (2) 41. (3) 42. (1) 43. (2) 44. (2) 45. (2) 46. (5) 47. (2) 48. (5) 49. (4) 50. (2)

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