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Ques.

: 1 Which Indian power company has sold 30% stake in its energy unit in Singapores Jurong Island to a subsidiary of Malaysian state-run oil and gas firm Petronas? 1) Reliance Energy 2) GVK Power & Infrastructure

3) GMR Infrastructure 4) Essar Group 5) Adani Group Ans.) 3

Ques. : 2 What is current mandatory cooling off period for senior bureaucrats who want to take up plum posts in private sector after retirement? 1) One year 2) Two years

3) Three years 4) Four years 5) Five years Ans.) 1

Ques. : 3 What is the striking range of surface-to-surface nuclear capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile, which has been successfully test fired recently from Chandipur, Orissa? 1) 200 km 3) 500 km 5) 1000 km

2) 350 km
4) 800 km Ans.) 2

Ques. : 4 What is the targeted fiscal deficit figure for the financial year 2011-12? 1) 2.8% 2) 3.5% 3) 4% 5) 6%

4) 4.6%
Ans.) 4

Ques. : 5 The high-level expert panel of the Planning Commission on universal health, which has submitted its report recently, has recommended to lower the foreign direct investment

(FDI) in pharmaceutical sector from the present 100% to below:


1) 26% 2) 72%

3) 49%
5) 62% Ans.) 3

4) 51%

Ques. : 6 Which state government is alleged to have used Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)

fund to publish childrens magazine Devputra, brought out by the RSS and distributed to
more than 80,000 state government-run schools? 1) Gujarat

2) Madhya Pradesh
Ans.) 2

3) Uttaranchal 4) Bihar 5) Karnataka

Ques. : 7 Who has written the book Indias Parliamentary Democracy on Trial? 1) Vasant Sathe 2) Abu Abraham 4) Nirupama Rao

3) Madhav Godbole
5) CP Bhambri Ans.) 3

Ques. : 12 Who has written the book Of a Certain Age: Twenty Life Sketches? 1) Arundhati Roy 3) Khuswant Singh 5) Aruna Roy Ans.) 4 2) Inder Malhotra

4) Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Ques. : 15 The collection of speeches of which Indian leader has been published as

Vikas Ke Path recently?


1) Digvijay Singh 2) Atal Behari Vajpayee 4) LK Advani

3) Nitin Gadhkari
5) Sonia Gandhi Ans.) 3

Ques. : 8 Who among the following led the Indian delegation to the first-ever Strategic and Economic Dialogue (SED) between India and China in Beijing in September? 1) Manmohan Singh 2) Pranab Mukherjee 4) Anand Sharma

3) Mauntek Singh Ahluwalia 5) Jairam Ramesh Ans.) 3

Ques. : 9 Wangari Maathai, who was the first African woman to win Nobel Peace Prize and died recently, was the citizen of: 1) South Africa 2) Nigeria 3) Egypt 5) Kenya 4) Namibia Ans.) 5

Ques. : 10 The south-west Iranian city of Ahvaz has been in news recently because: 1) Iran has commissioned a new nuclear power plant in the city. 2) A war memorial of the soldiers who died in Iran-Iraq war has been built here. 3) The city has been the venue of fresh Palestine-Israel talks. 4) The WHO has declared it as the worst polluted city in the world.

5) None of these

Ans.) 4

Ques. : 11 Name the head of the 15-member group on universal health coverage (UHC) set up by the Planning Commission, which has recommended a new national health regulatory authority to ensure assured quality and rational pricing of healthcare services? 1) K Srinath Reddy 3) Gita Sen 2) Syeda Hamid

4) Jashodhara Dasgupta

5) Govinda Rao Ans.) 1

Ques. : 13 Which of the following is a major hurdle in the way of the South Asian Free Trade

Area (SAFTA)?
1) India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement 2) Indo-Nepal unrestricted trade and business 4) Pakistans denial to accord India Most

3) Land transit facility between India and Bangladesh Favoured Nation (MFN) status 5) None of these Ans.) 4

Ques. : 14 Which of the following Indian movie has been included in the all-time 25 best sports movies list compiled by Time magazine? 1) Lagaan 3) Chak De India 5) Rascals Ans.) 1 2) Iqbal 4) Speedy Singhs

Ques. : 16 Which country has for the first time granted women the right to vote and run as candidates in local elections to be held in 2015? 1) Iran 2) North Korea 3) UAE 4) Saudi Arabia 5) Iran Ans.) 4

In which of the following states a Court of Arbitration has restrained the authorities from undertaking any permanent dam works in the disputed Kishenganga project?
Ques. : 17 1) Uttarakhand 2) Punjab 3) Jharkhand 4) Himachal Pradesh Ans.) 5

5) Jammu & Kashmir

Ques. : 18 Which domestic carrier has announced the extension of its short term promotion scheme, Silver and Platinum Pass, aimed at providing air travel at competitive and affordable rates? 1) Spice Jet 2) Air India

3) Jet Airways 4) Kingfisher 5) Go Air Ans.) 2

Ques. : 19 HALCON along with terminal operator Clarion Solutions has announced the commencement of air cargo services at which of the following airports? 1) Visakhapatnam Airport (Andhra Pradesh) 3) Kochi Airport (Kochi) 5) Raja Bhoj Airport (Bhopal) Ans.) 4 2) Safdarjung Airport (New Delhi) 4) Ojhar airport (Nashik, Maharashtra)

Ques. : 20 Which PSU has clinched five awards including the best financial performance award in Maharatna and Navaratna categories? 1) BHEL 3) NTPC 5) Coal India 2) ONGC 4) Indian Oil Ans.) 2

Ques. : 21 Which of the following Russian grandmasters has won the Chess World Cup title recently? 1) Peter Svidler 2) Alexander Grischuk 3) Vladas Mikenas 5) None of these 4) Nikolay Novotelnov Ans.) 1

Ques. : 22 According to the latest ICC player rankings for ODI batsmen, which cricketer has topped the rankings of ODI batsmen? 1) HM Amla 3) Alastair Cook 2) Sachin Tendulkar 4) Kumar Sangakkara

5) Saqibul Hassan Rana Ans.) 1

Ques. : 23 Which one of the following state government has announced free housing for

Schedule Castes living in jhuggis under the Rajiv Ratna Yojana?

1) Delhi
3) Kerala 5) Bihar

2) Tamil Nadu 4) Uttar Pradesh Ans.) 1

Ques. : 24 Which one of the following has become the first Indian state to launch health

insurance policy covering all its people?

1) Goa
3) Bihar

2) Haryana 4) Kerala Ans.) 1

5) Jammu & Kashmir

Ques. : 25 Name the new version of the automated Tailor Machine (ATM), which will allow common ATMs that will be owned and managed by non-banking entities? 1) Ezee ATM 3) Visa Card 2) Clear Card

4) White-label ATM

5) Smart Card Ans.) 4

Ques. : 26 Name the worlds second largest iron ore mines, for which the Steel

Authority of India Limited (SAIL) is scouting a foreign company to operate?


1) Kundremukh 2) Donimalai 3) Bailadila 4) Naomundi Ans.) 5

5) Chiria

Ques. : 27 After Moreh, second border trade point at Zowkhatar in Mizoram is to be inaugurated for commercial exchange between India and.. 1) Bhutan 2) Nepal

3) Bangladesh 4) Myanmar 5) China Ans.) 4

Ques. : 28 Which state has passed a Bill seeking a seven-year jail term for cow slaughter and transporting the animal for that purpose? 1) Madhya Pradesh 3) Bihar 5) Gujarat 2) Rajasthan

4) Karnataka Ans.) 5

Ques. : 29 The Kaladan Multi-modal Transit Transport Project is under-construction between which of the following countries? 1) India and Bangladesh 2) China and Myanmar

3) India and Myanmar 4) China and Myanmar 5) India and Bangladesh Ans.) 3

Ques. : 30 Which Indian power company has sold 30% stake in its energy unit in Singapores Jurong Island to a subsidiary of Malaysian state-run oil and gas firm Petronas? 1) Reliance Energy 2) GVK Power & Infrastructure

3) GMR Infrastructure 4) Essar Group 5) Suzlon Energy Ans.) 3

Ques. : 31 What is current mandatory cooling off period for senior bureaucrats who want to take up plum posts in private sector after retirement? 1) One year 2) Two years

3) Three years 4) Four years 5) Five years Ans.) 1

Ques. : 32 What is the striking range of surface-to-surface nuclear capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile, which has been successfully test fired recently from Chandipur, Orissa? 1) 200 km 3) 500 km 2) 350 km 4) 800 km

5) 1000 km

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 33 What are Conflict commodities? 1) Minerals mined in naxalite-infested areas 2) International trade in arms 4) Narcotics

3) Valuable minerals which are claimed by warring groups in civil war-torn countries supplied by international drug cartels 5) None of these Ans.) 3

Ques. : 34 Who is heading the Indian womens hockey team on its tour to Australia to participate in four test series and a three-nation International Super Series? 1) Yogita Bali 2) Asunta Lakra

3) Saba Anjum 4) Rosalin Dung Dung 5) Poonam Rani Ans.) 3

Ques. : 35 For which segments of people India Post, the worlds largest postal network, has tied up with US-based Money Gram International to provide money transfer solutions? 1) Armed forces 3) Migrant labourers 2) Senior citizens 4) Indians living abroad

5) Workers of MNREGS Ans.) 4

Ques. : 36 Which is the only country after Russia and the United States to have successfully launched its first space laboratory module (Tiangong) to assemble its own space station by 2020? 1) India 3) Japan 2) China 4) Germany

5) France Ans.) 2

Ques. : 37 Name the US-based broadcaster and author who was recently denied entry into India ostensibly on the reason that he was banned from entering the country? 1) Anuradha Chenoy 2) Mirza Waheed

3) Noam Chomsky 5) David Barsamian

4) Vrinda Grover Ans.) 5

Ques. : 38 In which country India is negotiating for development of Farzad gas field in that country? 1) Saudi Arabia 2) Tajikistan 3) Iran 4) Afghanistan 5) Russia Ans.) 3

Ques. : 39 In which of the following Western country the Left parties have won absolute majority in the upper house of parliament, Senate, for the first time since the republic was founded in 1958? 1) US 2) Germany 4) Italy Ans.) 3

3) France 5) Austria

Ques. : 40 For which sport triple Olympian Mukesh Kumar has been appointed as the assistant coach to the chief national coach Michael Nobbs? 1) Athletics 2) Badminton

3) Golf 4) Hockey 5) Football Ans.) 4

Ques. : 41 What target has been set by India and Pakistan to increase bilateral trade recently? 1) $ 2.7 billion 2) $ 3 billion 3) $ 4 billion 5) $ 6 billion 4) $ 5 billion Ans.) 5

Ques. : 42 September 29 is celebrated every year throughout the world as: 1) World Health Day 2) World Heart Day

3) World Diabetes Day 4) World Climate Day

5) World Anti-Corruption Day

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 43 Who has been given the Hridaynath Award recently? 1) Alka Yagnik 2) Asha Bonsley 3) Lata Mangeshkar 5) Amitabh Bachchan 4) Shabana Azmi Ans.) 3

Ques. : 44 The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayati has carved out three more districts in the state viz Panchsheel Nagar, Prabudh Nagar and Bhim Nagar. With this the total number of districts in the state has gone up to: 1) 68 3) 75 5) 80 2) 70 4) 78 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 45 BK Chaturvedi Committee report is related to: 1) Issues related to development of National Highways 2) Revival of sick public sector units 3) Consolidation of public sector banks 4) Restructuring Air India 5) None of these Ans.) 1

Ques. : 46 Which domestic carrier has announced the extension of its short term promotion scheme, Silver and Platinum Pass, aimed at providing air travel at competitive and affordable rates? 1) Spice Jet 2) Air India

3) Jet Airways 4) Kingfisher 5) Go Air Ans.) 2

Ques. : 47 Which PSU has clinched five awards including the best financial performance award in Maharatna and Navaratna categories? 1) ONGC 3) NTPC 2) BHEL 4) Indian Oil

5) Coal India

Ans.) 1

Ques. : 48 Which of the following has recently invited India to be a partner in its ballistic missile defence (BMD) programme? 1) The United States 2) European Union 4) Russia

3) North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 5) None of these Ans.) 3

Ques. : 49 Dan Shechtman, who has won this years Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering quasicrystal, belongs to: 1) US 3) Israel 5) Germany 2) Britain 4) Sweden Ans.) 3

Ques. : 50 Name the Swedish poet who has been awarded this years Nobel Prize in literature for his work New Collected Poems? 1) Phillip Roth 2) Bob Dylan 3) Cees Nooteboom 5) Ko Un Ans.) 4 4) Tomas Transtromer

Ques. : 51 What is the name of the worlds cheapest tablet PC, costing just Rs 2,276, which has been produced by India and that would be available at around half this price to students as part of the governments programme to expand education through IT? 1) Sudarshan 2) Aakash

3) Khoj 4) Saraswati 5) Laxmi Ans.) 2

Ques. : 52 Rating of which of the following public sector bank has recently been downgraded by the Moodys in view of the alarming rise in non-performing assets (NPA) levels of the bank? 1) Punjab National Bank 2) Bank of Baroda

3) Bank of Maharashtra 4) Central Bank of India 5) State Bank of India Ans.) 5

Ques. : 53 Manjeet Singh, for whom the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has filed an appeal with the National Anti-Doping Appeal panel, seeking a life ban on him, is associated with: 1) Athletics 3) Football 5) Wrestling 2) Hockey 4) Boxing Ans.) 4

Ques. : 54 What is Kala Patthar? 1) A land rover to be placed on Indias moon mission Chandrayan webcam installed on Mt Everest 3) Huge uranium ores discovered recently in Andhra Pradesh Quadrilateral Highway 5) None of these Ans.) 2 2) The worlds highest

4) Milestones placed on the Golden

Ques. : 55 With which country India has signed a treaty to train that countrys security forces? 1) Iraq 2) South Sudan 3) Libya 5) Syria Ans.) 4 4) Afghanistan

Ques. : 56 Which bank is in process of acquiring select assets of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in India for which it is in consultation of the banking regulator RBI? 1) ICICI 2) HSBC 3) HDFC 5) Axis Bank 4) State Bank of India Ans.) 2

Ques. : 57 Which country has imposed a fat tax on foods such as butter and oil as a way to curb unhealthy eating habits recently?

1) Denmark 3) Canada 5) Austria

2) Britain 4) France Ans.) 1

Ques. : 58 Bruce Beutler, Jules Hoffman and Ralph Steinman have been awarded this years Nobel Prize in Medicine for: 1) Drug resistant Japanese encephalitis 2) New cancer research 3) Breakthrough in treating HIV/AIDS 5) None of these Ans.) 4 4) Two-tier structure of the immune system

Ques. : 59 Indian agro industry is eying China as a potential importer of Flue Cured Virginia (FCV) grown mainly in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka? FCV is the variety of: 1) Tea 2) Coffee 3) Tobacco 5) Rubber 4) Betel nut Ans.) 3

Ques. : 60 Who has been presented the Dilip Bose lifetime achievement award recently by the All India Tennis Association? 1) Praveen Kumar 3) Vijay Amritraj 5) Harsh Mankad 2) Kawaljeet Singh 4) Vijay Damani Ans.) 2

Ques. : 61 The government has hiked the foreign direct investment (FDI) cap in FM radio to 26 from: 1) 10% 2) 12% 3) 16% 4) 18% 5) 20% Ans.) 5

Ques. : 62 The ambitious Rs 1,800-crore Indira Jal Prabha programme launched recently, aims at

providing irrigation facilities to the land belonging to: 1) Drought-hit farmers 2) People below poverty line 3) Marginal farmers 5) War widows Ans.) 4 4) SCs/STs

Ques. : 63 Ram Dayal Munda, who passed away recently, was a famous: 1) Musician 3) Dramatist 2) Politician 4) Novelist

5) Educationist Ans.) 1

Ques. : 64 Which country has recently witnessed massive demonstrations against governmentbacked banking bailouts and corporate influence in politics? 1) Greece 3) US 2) Italy

4) France Ans.) 3

5) Germany

Ques. : 65 Which of the following Bills of Indian parliament has inspired the Sri Lankan government to move a similar bill in the island nations parliament? 1) National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme 3) Right to Education Bill 5) New Direct Tax Code Bill 2) Food Security Bill

4) Right to Employment Bill Ans.) 2

Ques. : 66 Which is the first West Asian country for which the government has launched a webbased procedure of attesting contracts of Indian workers working there to prevent exploitation by foreign employers? 1) United Arab Emirates 3) Bahrain 5) Egypt 4) Turkey Ans.) 1 2) Saudi Arabia

Ques. : 67 World Tourism Day (WTD) is observed annually on 27 September. What was the theme for WTD 2011? 1) Tourism Linking Cultures 2) Tourism & Biodiversity 4) Sport and tourism

3) Tourism opens doors for women 5) None of these Ans.) 1

Ques. : 68 Which country has been hit by Hurricane Jova recently? 1) Mexico 2) Brazil

3) Peru 4) Venezuela 5) The United States Ans.) 1

Ques. : 69 In which state the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has indicted the government for illegal mining in the state? 1) Karnataka 3) Orissa 5) Goa Ans.) 5 2) Jharkhand 4) Madhya Pradesh

Ques. : 70 Who has written the biography of the Congress leader Sonia Gandhi Sonia Gandhi: An Extraordinary Life, an Indian Destiny? 1) Amit Chaudhuri 3) Anjali Joseph 5) Moni Mohsin 2) Rani Singh 4) Rana Dasgupta Ans.) 2

Ques. : 71 Who among the following has been bestowed with the prestigious Akshay Mohanty Samman for 2011 recently? 1) Manna Dey 2) Ilayaraja 3) Gulzar 4) Asha Bhosle Ans.) 4

5) Lata Mangeshkar

Ques. : 72 Which Indian cricketer has launched a sports academy recently in Jhajjar in Haryana? 1) MS Dhoni 2) Virendra Sehwag 4) Ajay Jadeja

3) Sachin Tendulkar 5) Kapil Dev Ans.) 2

Ques. : 73 Against which country India has decided to file a complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for imposing illegal duties by the country on cotton yarn imports? 1) Egypt 3) China 2) Turkey 4) Nigeria

5) Saudi Arabia Ans.) 2

Ques. : 74 In which country recently Indian-origin tycoon Pankaj Oswal has been accused of one of the countrys biggest corporate frauds for siphoning $113 million out of his Burrup Fertilizers? 1) Britain 3) Canada 2) Australia 4) New Zealand

5) South Africa Ans.) 2

Ques. : 75 Three women of Africa Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Tawakkul Karman and Leymah Gbowee have shared this years Nobel Peace Prize. Ellen Johnon became the first elected woman head of state of Africa. Ellen belongs to: 1) Liberia 3) Burundi 5) Congo 2) Sudan 4) Yemen Ans.) 1

Ques. : 76 Government panel headed by Planning Commission member Arun Maira in its report presented recently has suggested giving more powers to which of the following bodies with respect to mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical sector? 1) Competition Commission of India 3) Reserve Bank of India 2) Finance Ministry

4) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Ans.) 1

5) Securities and Exchange Board of India

Ques. : 77 Under whose chairmanship the Union Government has recently announced the reconstitution of the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) to energise and sustain the growth of manufacturing industries and help in the implementation of strategies by the government? 1) V Krishnamurthy 3) U K Sinha 5) C Rangarajan 2) Pranab Mukherjee

4) Dr D Subbarao Ans.) 1

Ques. : 78 Which Indian PSU bank in tune with its plans to expand its retail division in the UK entered the mortgage market in the country for the first time? 1) Punjab National Bank 3) State Bank of India 5) Canara Bank Ans.) 3 2) Oriental Bank of Commerce 4) Indian Overseas Bank

Ques. : 79 With which one of the following countries India agreed to allow the entry of law firms? 1) United Kingdom 3) China 5) France 2) USA

4) Pakistan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 80 Rating of which of the following public sector bank has recently been downgraded by the Moodys in view of the alarming rise in non-performing assets (NPA) levels of the bank? 1) Punjab National Bank 2) Bank of Baroda

3) Bank of Maharashtra 4) Central Bank of India 5) State Bank of India Ans.) 5

Ques. : 81 Which of the following Bills of Indian parliament has inspired the Sri Lankan government to move a similar bill in the island nations parliament? 1) National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme 3) Right to Education Bill 2) Food Security Bill

4) Right to Employment Bill

5) New Direct Tax Code Bill

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 82 Which country has recently witnessed massive demonstrations against governmentbacked banking bailouts and corporate influence in politics? 1) Greece 3) US 2) Italy

4) France Ans.) 3

5) Germany

Ques. : 83 Justice M B Shah Commission is probing into: 1) Illegal mining in Karnataka 2) Illegal mining in Goa 4) Police excesses in

3) Exact determinant to fix income level for people living below poverty line Maoist-infested areas 5) Gopalgarh firing in Rajasthan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 84 Between which of the following stations, Indian Railways flagged off its first airconditioned double-decker chair-car train recently? 1) Mumbai-Surat 3) Howra-Patna 5) None of these 2) Howrah-Dhanbad 4) Mumbai-Goa Ans.) 2

Ques. : 85 Which country has abolished the official retirement, which makes mandatory for companies to give objective reasons for asking someone to go away their job on grounds of age? 1) Japan 3) Britain 5) Sweden 2) Russia 4) US Ans.) 3

Ques. : 86 Which state government has awarded those who have achieved 100 years of age with Shatayu Samman, in order to build consciousness about healthy ageing? 1) Bihar 2) Madhya Pradesh

3) Rajasthan

4) Orissa

5) Tamil Nadu Ans.) 2

Ques. : 87 Who among the following has got this years Nobel Prize in Economics for providing ways to understand the impacts of policy changes or shocks such as surging oil prices on output, inflation and employment? 1) Richard Thaler and Robert Schiller 3) Jean Tirole and Oliver Hart 5) None of these Ans.) 4 2) Martin Weitzman and William Nordhaus

4) Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims

Ques. : 88 Which of the following is NOT True regarding the draft National Telecom Policy 2011 announced recently? 1) It proposes to accord telecom industry status of infrastructure industry roaming charges 3) Mobile Numbers can be ported to any part of the country without any circles 5) It proposes to do away with the telecom regulator TRAI 2) There will be no

4) There will be one telecom,

Ans.) 5

Ques. : 89 Who among the following has won the 26th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration? 1) Javed Akhtar 2) Mahashweta Devi 3) Balraj Puri 4) Mohan Dharia Ans.) 4

5) Shyam Benegal

Ques. : 90 Delhi state government has recently launched a micro-finance project for women. Which of the following is correct? 1) The project aims at providing financial support to over one lakh vulnerable women in New Delhi. 2) The project will be implemented by the Samajik Suvidha Sangam in collaboration with Delhi chapter of SEWA. 3) A separate cell in finance ministry of the Delhi government has been set up to monitor the project. 4) Both (A) & (B) are correct

5) None of the above is correct Ans.) 4

Ques. : 91 Which one of the following states has launched the social auditing programme of gram panchayats? 1) Goa 2) Assam 3) Uttar Pradesh 5) Orissa Ans.) 2 4) Bihar

Ques. : 92 The largest ever water supply scheme in Himachal Pradesh has been inaugurated in __ district. 1) Kangra 3) Kinnaur 5) Manali 2) Kullu 4) Sirmaur Ans.) 1

Ques. : 93 The Supreme Court has ordered Delhis private hospitals to provide free treatment to the poor. The bench asked the city hospitals to reserve __ percent of their out-patient department capacity and__ percent of beds at the indoor level for free treatment of the poor. 1) 25; 10 3) 10; 25 5) 50; 25 2) 35; 20 4) 25; 25 Ans.) 1

Ques. : 94 The youngest country of the world South Sudan recently chose __ as its official language. 1) French 3) English 5) Zulu Ans.) 3 2) Arabic 4) Spanish

Ques. : 95 Which country has been made chairman of the United Nations South Asian Regional Commission for Tourism at the recently held United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Conference at Gyeongju in South Korea? 1) Sri Lanka 2) Bangladesh

3) India 5) Bhutan

4) Pakistan Ans.) 3

Ques. : 96 With which country India has signed an extradition treaty recently? 1) Denmark 2) Turkmenistan

3) South Korea 4) Turkey 5) Vietnam Ans.) 5

Ques. : 97 According to the latest Election Commission guidelines, what percentage of votes a party must get for being recognized as a State Party, irrespective of the number of seats it gets? 1) Four 2) Five 3) Six 4) Five

5) Four Ans.) 4

Ques. : 98 Which country has announced a mass prisoner amnesty, which include pro-democracy campaigners, journalists, monks and lawyers, in a major sign of change in the authoritarian state? 1) Sri Lanka 3) Myanmar 5) Libya 2) Cuba 4) China Ans.) 3

Ques. : 99 In the recently released Global Hunger Index (GHI) what is the rank of India in a group of 81 countries? 1) Fourth 3) 67th 4) 36th 5) 19th Ans.) 3 2) 25th

Ques. : 100 Which of the following life insurance company has launched two unit-linked insurance plans (ULIPs) Elite Life and Elite Wealth aimed at high net worth individuals? 1) SBI Life 2) Reliance Life Insurance

3) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance

4) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance

5) Max New York Life Insurance Ans.) 4

Ques. : 101 With which country India has held its first Higher Education Summit recently? 1) Britain 3) Russia 5) Japan 2) US 4) France Ans.) 2

Ques. : 102 What is newly introduced Niryat Bandhu scheme? 1) Universalising computer education in India 3) A package for IT exporters of India involved in international trade 5) None of these Ans.) 4 2) Incentives offered to exporters from Bangladesh

4) A scheme to guide first generation of entrepreneurs

Ques. : 103 Name the rival prize of Man Booker Prize recently announced by a group of prominent British writers, literary agents and critics, amid growing row over the quality of this years Booker shortlist? 1) The British Nobel Prize 2) The British Booker

3) The Literature Prize 4) The Best Literature 5) None of these Ans.) 3

Ques. : 104 In which country Indias flagship oil and gas explorer ONGCs overseas investment arm, ONGC Videsh has sealed a deal to take 25% stake in Satpayev hydrocarbon reserve? 1) Russia 2) Vietnam

3) Turmenistan 4) Azerbaijan 5) Kazakhstan Ans.) 5

Ques. : 105 Malimath Committee report is related to: 1) Accountability measures for lower bureaucracy 2) Judicial reforms

3) Welfare of weaker sections 4) Reservation for Muslims in states 5) Pay revision for high court judges Ans.) 2

Ques. : 106 Indias Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C18) which has been launched recently is carrying Megha-Tropiques to study the weather and climate in the tropical regions of the world. The Megha-Tropiques is the joint mission of India and 1) France 2) Luxembourg

3) Italy 4) Singapore 5) Russia Ans.) 1

Ques. : 107 In which city the Reserve Bank of Indias exhibition named Mint Road Milestone showcasing the banks 75-year-long journey recently? 1) New Delhi 3) Kolkata 5) Jaipur 2) Mumbai 4) Chennai Ans.) 5

Ques. : 108 Who has written the book Looking Back Into the Future: Identity & Insurgency in Northeast India? 1) Philipp Heimerdinger 2) Indira Jaising

3) Purshottam Agarwal 4) Vasant G. Gadre 5) MS Prabhakaran Ans.) 5

Ques. : 109 Which of the following life insurance company has launched two unit-linked insurance plans (ULIPs) Elite Life and Elite Wealth aimed at high net worth individuals? 1) SBI Life 2) Reliance Life Insurance 4) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance

3) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance

5) Max New York Life Insurance Ans.) 4

Ques. : 110 In the recently released Global Hunger Index (GHI) what is the rank of India in a group of 81 countries?

1) Fourth 3) 67th 4) 36th 5) 19th Ans.) 3

2) 25th

Ques. : 111 Which country has announced a mass prisoner amnesty, which include pro-democracy campaigners, journalists, monks and lawyers, in a major sign of change in the authoritarian state? 1) Sri Lanka 3) Myanmar 5) Libya 2) Cuba 4) China Ans.) 3

Ques. : 112 According to the latest Election Commission guidelines, what percentage of votes a party much get for being recognized as a State Party, irrespective of the number of seats it gets? 1) Four 2) Five 3) Six 4) Eight

5) Ten Ans.) 4

Ques. : 113 With which country India has signed an extradition treaty recently? 1) Denmark 2) Turkmenistan

3) South Korea 4) Turkey 5) Vietnam Ans.) 5

Ques. : 114 Which country has been made chairman of the United Nations South Asian Regional Commission for Tourism at the recently held United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Conference at Gyeongju in South Korea? 1) Sri Lanka 3) India 5) Bhutan 2) Bangladesh 4) Pakistan Ans.) 3

Ques. : 115 . Government panel headed by Planning Commission member Arun Maira in its report

presented recently has suggested giving more powers to which of the following bodies with respect to mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical sector? 1) Competition Commission of India 3) Reserve Bank of India 2) Finance Ministry

4) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Ans.) 1

5) Securities and Exchange Board of India

Ques. : 116 The government is considering raising the limit of foreign investment in bonds of infrastructure companies. What is the current limit? 1) $ 3 billion 3) $ 6 billion 5) $ 10 billion 2) $ 5 billion 4) $ 8 billion Ans.) 2

Ques. : 117 Which state of India has constituted a task force to make the state tobacco free? 1) Bihar 3) Punjab 5) Gujarat 2) Delhi 4) Uttar Pradesh Ans.) 3

Ques. : 118 In which country the IBSA (India-Brazil-South Africa plus Russia and China) summit has been organized in October? 1) Brazil 2) India

3) South Africa 4) Russia 5) China Ans.) 3

Ques. : 119 At which of the following place recently the Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair, Asias biggest such event was organized? 1) Chandigarh 2) Agra 3) Manesar 5) Ranchi 4) Greater Noida Ans.) 4

Ques. : 120 Recently four employees have been given the Prime Ministers Sharam Award for 2009. They are the employees of: 1) Hindustan Zinc 3) HPCL 5) NTPC 4) SAIL Ans.) 1 2) BHEL

Ques. : 121 Chickens Neck in northern West Bengal is Indias link with which country? 1) Bangladesh 2) Myanmar 3) Nepal 5) China 4) Bhutan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 122 Dennis Ritchie, who was found dead recently at his home in New York, was a/an 1) Economist 2) Gay rights activist

3) Expert of chemical weapons 4) Computer wizard 5) Hollywood actor Ans.) 4

Ques. : 123 In which state Indias longest rail tunnel (11-kilometer-long) has been completed recently? 1) Kerala 2) Maharashtra 4) Himachal Pradesh Ans.) 3

3) Jammu & Kashmir 5) Arunachal Pradesh

Ques. : 124 At which of the following place the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Mayawati has recently inaugurated multi-billion Dalit Prerna Sthal? 1) Lucknow 2) Rai Barreily

3) Agra 4) Noida 5) Ghaziabad Ans.) 4

Ques. : 125 In which country the minority Coptic Christians were protesting against the burning of a

church recently, many people died in clashes and the countrys finance resigned over the issue? 1) Turkey 3) Uganda 2) Egypt 4) Nigeria

5) South Africa Ans.) 2

Ques. : 126 Which countrys parliament has recently passed three long-stalled free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama? 1) India 3) US 2) Japan 4) Russia Ans.) 3

5) China

Ques. : 127 Which country will implement Volcker rule from next year, which would limit proprietary trading at banks and restrict the investments they can make in hedge funds and private equity? 1) China 3) Greece 5) Spain 2) US 4) Italy Ans.) 2

Ques. : 128 . Name the film being made by the Hollywood film-maker Roger Spottiswoode based on mathematical genius Srinivas Ramanujan, starring actor Siddharth? 1) Tomorrow Never Dies 2) The Man of Future

3) The First Class Man 4) Kings Speech 5) Inkheart Ans.) 3

Ques. : 129 G-20 finance ministers meeting was held recently in: 1) London 3) Maastricht 5) Paris Ans.) 5 2) Glasgow 4) Washington

Ques. : 130 Which among the following is the most polluted city of India as per recent World Health Organization estimates? 1) Kanpur 3) Chennai 5) Delhi 2) Ludhiana 4) Jamshedpur Ans.) 2

Ques. : 131 Which among the following entity was renamed by Jet Airways as JetLite to market it as a low-cost carrier, after acquisition? 1) Air Sahara 3) Indus Air 2) Air Deccan 4) Archana Airways

5) Alliance Air Ans.) 1

Ques. : 132 Sudhir Vasudeva has been appointed as the chairman and managing director of which among the following state-owned PSUs? 1) NTPC 3) BHEL 5) SAIL Ans.) 2 2) ONGC 4) HPCL

Ques. : 133 Anders Fogh Rasmussen is the chief of which among the following? 1) Council of Europe 3) NATO 4) WTO 2) Federal Reserves

5) World Bank Ans.) 3

Ques. : 134 Which among the following is the NASA telescope that tries to search for life in every corner of Galaxy? 1) Chandra 3) Kepler 5) Atlantis 2) Hubble 4) Euclid Ans.) 3

Ques. : 135 What was the name of Chinas first lunar probe that impacted moon a few years ago? 1) Change 1 3) HaiYang 5) Tiangong 2) Fengyun 4) Tansuo-1 Ans.) 1

Ques. : 136 Femina, the famous womens magazine of India is published by which among the following publishers? 1) Times Group 2) Hindu Group 3) HT Group 4) Indian Express Group Ans.) 1

5) India Today Group

Ques. : 137 Which among the following is the venue of November 2011 G-20 Summit? 1) Rome 3) Tokyo 5) St Petersburg 2) London 4) Cannes Ans.) 4

Ques. : 138 Fauja Singh was recently making headlines because: 1) He is the oldest person in the world to climb Mt Everest joint marathon race 3) He has been appointed the new chief of the RSS 5) None of these Ans.) 4 2) He was the head of India-Pakistan

4) He is the worlds oldest marathon winner

Ques. : 139 In which country, in a historic step, the armed Basque separatist group Eta has decided to end more than four decades of violence? 1) Turkey 3) Thailand 5) Turkey 2) Spain 4) Spain Ans.) 2

Ques. : 140 Name the Indian who has won the 13rd Raid de Himalaya motor rally in extreme four-

wheeler category recently? 1) Suresh Rana 2) Navdeep Thareja 3) Umesh Raheja 5) Shakti Bajaj Ans.) 1 4) Hardeep Bawa

Ques. : 141 Which two states have jointly launched an operation named Operation Thunder against the Maoists? 1) Bihar and Jharkhand 2) Jharkhand and Orissa 3) Jharkhand and Chattisgarh 5) Bihar and Jharkhand Ans.) 3 4) Jharkhand and Orissa

Ques. : 142 World Food Day is observed every year on: 1) June 12 2) October 16 4) March 8

3) November 24 5) April 26 Ans.) 2

Ques. : 143 The government is considering raising the limit of foreign investment in bonds of infrastructure companies. What is the current limit? 1) $ 3 billion 3) $ 6 billion 5) $ 10 billion 2) $ 5 billion 4) $ 8 billion Ans.) 2

Ques. : 144 Which state of India has constituted a task force to make the state tobacco free? 1) Bihar 3) Punjab 5) Gujarat 2) Delhi 4) Uttar Pradesh Ans.) 3

Ques. : 145 Which country has recently pleaded to be made a member of the India-Brazil-South Africa grouping (IBSA), which India has rejected?

1) China 3) Pakistan 5) Russia

2) Turkey 4) Afghanistan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 146 The International Film Festival of India is held every year in: 1) New Delhi 3) Hyderabad 5) Kolkata 2) Mumbai 4) Goa Ans.) 4

Ques. : 147 What is Occupy Wall Street campaign? 1) Libyan rebel leaders protest against American hegemony in the country 2) A major movement in Western countries against dollar as international currency of trade 3) A fight between developed and developing countries over the leadership of IMF and the World Bank 4) A protest against bank bailouts, corporate greed, and the unchecked power of business in US 5) None of these Ans.) 4

Ques. : 148 Which of the following private bank of India has announced the opening of 66 new branches and 34 ATMs all over India? 1) Federal Bank 2) Kotak Mahindra Bank 3) Yes Bank 4) South Indian Bank Ans.) 1

5) Karur Vysya Bank

Ques. : 149 In which blue chip public sector undertaking (PSU) the government has decided to sell 5 per cent of its equity, in order to gear up for meeting the ambitious disinvestment target of Rs 40,000 crore for the current fiscal year? 1) Power Finance Corporation 2) ONGC 3) SAIL 4) HPCL 5) Hindustan Cables Ans.) 2

Ques. : 150 Who among the following Hindi novelist has been given the countrys highest literary award Jnanpith Award, who wrote novels like Raag Darbari, Agyatvas, Bisrampur Ka Sant, etc? 1) Aruna Sitesh 2) Satish Varma 3) Shrilal Shukla 5) Vishwaranjan 4) Ravindra Kalia Ans.) 3

Ques. : 151 In which state Saanjh Kendras have been started, which enable the people to go for permissions, certificates, verification of passports, vehicles, tenants and servants, etc in these Kendras, rather than going to police? 1) Bihar 2) Haryana 4) Punjab Ans.) 4

3) Uttar Pradesh 5) Madhya Praesh

Ques. : 152 The Tshwane Declaration, recently signed by India and some other countries is related to: 1) Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit 2) IBSA summit 3) BIMSTEC summit 5) BRICS summit 4) SAARC summit Ans.) 2

Ques. : 153 Which among the following is the most polluted city of India as per recent World Health Organization estimates? 1) Kanpur 3) Chennai 5) Delhi 2) Ludhiana 4) Jamshedpur Ans.) 2

Ques. : 154 Which among the following entity was renamed by Jet Airways as JetLite to market it as a low-cost carrier, after acquisition? 1) Air Sahara 3) Indus Air 2) Air Deccan 4) Archana Airways

5) Alliance Air Ans.) 1

Ques. : 155 Sudhir Vasudeva has been appointed as the chairman and managing director of which among the following state-owned PSUs? 1) NTPC 3) BHEL 5) SAIL Ans.) 2 2) ONGC 4) HPCL

Ques. : 156 Anders Fogh Rasmussen is the chief of which among the following? 1) Council of Europe 3) NATO 4) WTO 2) Federal Reserves

5) World Bank Ans.) 2

Ques. : 157 Which among the following is the NASA telescope that tries to search for life in every corner of Galaxy? 1) Chandra 3) Kepler 5) Atlantis 2) Hubble 4) Euclid Ans.) 3

Ques. : 158 Fauja Singh was recently making headlines because: 1) He is the oldest person in the world to climb Mt Everest joint marathon race 3) He has been appointed the new chief of the RSS 5) None of these Ans.) 4 2) He was the head of India-Pakistan

4) He is the worlds oldest marathon winner

Ques. : 159 In which country, in a historic step, the armed Basque separatist group Eta has decided to end more than four decades of violence? 1) Turkey 3) Palestine 5) Italy Ans.) 2 2) Spain 4) Egypt

Ques. : 160 Who has written the book Pages from the Past: A Journalist Looks Back? 1) Neerja Chowdhary 3) KP Srivastava 5) AG Noorani Ans.) 3 2) Kumkum Chaddha 4) Haroon Habib

Ques. : 161 After Kolkata and Delhi, which city of India has started Metro train services named Namma Metro for daily commuters? 1) Jaipur 3) Bangalore 2) Hyderabad 4) Chennai

5) Ahmedabad Ans.) 3

Ques. : 162 Which city of India is all set to host the first international coloured gemstones Mines to Market conference? 1) Mumbai 3) Bangalore 5) Jaipur 2) New Delhi 4) Hyderabad Ans.) 5

Ques. : 163 Which of the following journalist has won the International Committee of the Red Cross award for the best Indian print media article on humanitarian issues? 1) Aman Seth 2) Uma Baba

3) Reji Joseph 4) Anup Sharma 5) P Sainath Ans.) 1

Ques. : 164 George Varghese Kakkanadan, who passed away recently, was a famous writer of: 1) Telgu 3) Kannad 5) Marathi 2) Tamil 4) Malayalam Ans.) 4

Ques. : 165 Who among the following writer has won this year's Man Booker Prize for his fiction The Sense of an Ending? 1) Carol Birch 2) Patrick deWitt

3) Esi Edugyan 4) Patrick deWitt 5) Carol Birch Ans.) 5

Ques. : 166 Which among the following MLA of Uttar Pradesh has been disqualified by the Election Commission in a historic decision for advertising herself in newspapers without revealing the money paid on these paid news? 1) Seema Upadhyay 3) Umlesh Yadav 5) Premlata Devi 2) Dharmendra Yadav 4) St. Mithilesh Pal Ans.) 3

Ques. : 167 Name the state of India where people are protesting against the proposed nuclear power plant at Gorakhpur village and recently released a film 3 Mile to Gorakhpur to strengthen their resolve? 1) Maharashtra 2) Haryana 3) West Bengal 4) Haryana 5) Maharashtra Ans.) 2

Ques. : 168 In which of the following university, the Haryana government has approved a Centre of Excellence for bajra, known as the primary food of the poor? 1) Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 2) Guru Jambeshwar University, Hisar 3) Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa 4) Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak 5) Ch. Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar Ans.) 5

Ques. : 169 Which city of India has launched an active campaign for seeking World Heritage City status from UNESCO? 1) Lucknow 2) Mysore

3) Aurangabad 4) Hyderabad

5) Delhi

Ans.) 5

Ques. : 170 The army of which country is engaged with Indian army for the first time in Shakti exercises, the terrestrial war games, after regularly held joint naval exercises under the Varuna and Garuda series by the two air forces? 1) Indonesia 3) France 5) Japan 2) Russia 4) Britain Ans.) 3

Ques. : 171 Who among the following has been given the 40th Dhanvantri Award recently? 1) Dr Venugopal 3) Dr PN Tandon 5) Dr Vikram Kalra 2) Dr Naresh Trehan 4) Dr MK Mani Ans.) 4

Ques. : 172 According the latest World Bank report which country tops the list of countries for ease of doing business, in which India ranks 132? 1) Hong Kong 3) United States 5) Denmark Ans.) 2 2) Singapore 4) United Kingdom

Ques. : 173 The next South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit is to be held in November in: 1) Pakistan 3) Sri Lanka 5) Maldives 2) Nepal 4) India Ans.) 5

Ques. : 174 The 12th International Mineral Processing Technology Conference (MPT 2011) was held recently in: 1) Ranchi 2) Raipur

3) Udaipur

4) New Delhi

5) Bhubneswar Ans.) 3

Ques. : 175 In which state the State Tourism Department recently organized a two-day Shikara Festival? 1) Rajasthan 3) Karnataka 5) Gujarat 2) West Bengal 4) Jammu & Kashmir Ans.) 4

Ques. : 176 Which public sector bank is opening Crorepati Only branch in Jaipur, inviting 1,000 millionaires on Diwali to open privileged accounts with a minimum opening balance of Rs 1 crore? 1) State Bank of India 3) Bank of Baroda 5) Corporation Bank 2) Punjab National Bank 4) Oriental Bank of Commerce Ans.) 1

Ques. : 177 Which state is the worst performer in all human development indices, as per the Human Development Index (HDI), recently released by the Planning Commission of India? 1) Bihar 3) Jharkhand 2) Chhattisgarh 4) Uttar Pradesh

5) Uttarakhand Ans.) 2

Ques. : 178 In which city talks on a global treaty on banning the deadly chemical mercury was organized recently? 1) Copenhagen 2) Durban 3) Nairobi 5) Cancun 4) Paris Ans.) 3

Ques. : 179 From which country the United States has declared to pull out all its troops by the end of 2011?

1) Afghanistan 2) Libya 3) Liberia 5) Pakistan 4) Iraq Ans.) 4

Ques. : 180 Which Indian woman has been awarded by the US President Barack Obama posthumously with the Presidential Citizens Medal, the highest civilian award of the US, for her courage in overcoming and speaking out against domestic abuse in the Indian-American community? 1) Vijaya Emani 2) Manjula Padmanabhan 3) Kiran Majumdar Shaw 5) Vijaya Emani Ans.) 1 4) Manjula Padmanabhan

Ques. : 181 According to the Human Development Index (HDI), released recently, in which state of India there is the highest incidence of malnutrition among Muslims SC and ST women? 1) Uttar Pradesh 3) Gujarat 2) Bihar

4) West Bengal Ans.) 3

5) Jammu & Kashmir

Ques. : 182 Against which country India is approaching the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over the imposition of 18% to 500% penal duties on imports of hot-rolled steel, which has priced Indian producers out of that country? 1) China 3) Israel 5) Japan 2) Italy 4) US Ans.) 4

Ques. : 183 In which of the following place pre-historic rock paintings have been unearthed matching the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bhimbetka rock shelter in Madhya Pradesh? 1) Aurangabad, Maharashtra 3) Dhar, Madhya Pradesh 2) Bundi, Rajasthan 4) Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh

5) Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh Ans.) 2

Ques. : 184 Which of the following international grouping of nations has taken forward a proposal to establish a new global body, within the United Nations framework, to oversee global Internet governance? 1) BRICS 2) BIMSTEC 4) IBSA

3) Sanghai Cooperation Organisation 5) ASEAN Ans.) 4

Ques. : 185 Who has written the book Autumn Raga? 1) Sidhartha Mishra 2) Chandan Mitra

3) Ruskin Bond 4) Chandan Mitra 5) Sidhartha Mishra Ans.) 5

Ques. : 186 In which city of India, the State Bank of India opened its first millionaire branch named Kohinoor Banjara Premium Banking Centre in 2010, inviting celebrities and wealthy people to open account with a minimum balance of Rs 1 crore? 1) New Delhi 3) Bangalore 2) Mumbai 4) Hyderabad

5) Ahmadabad Ans.) 4

Ques. : 187 After Kolkata and Delhi, which city of India has started Metro train services named Namma Metro for daily commuters? 1) Jaipur 3) Bangalore 2) Hyderabad 4) Chennai

5) Ahmadabad Ans.) 3

Ques. : 188 Who among the following writer has won this years Man Booker Prize for his fiction The Sense of an Ending? 1) Carol Birch 2) Patrick deWitt

3) Esi Edugyan 4) Stephen Kelman 5) Julian Barnes Ans.) 5

Ques. : 189 Name the state of India where people are protesting against the proposed nuclear power plant at Gorakhpur village and recently released a film 3 Mile to Gorakhpur to strengthen their resolve? 1) Maharashtra 2) Haryana 3) West Bengal 4) Punjab 5) Tamil Nadu Ans.) 2

Ques. : 190 Which city of India has launched an active campaign for seeking World Heritage City status from UNESCO? 1) Lucknow 2) Mysore

3) Aurangabad 4) Hyderabad 5) Delhi Ans.) 5

Ques. : 191 Which famous journalist was recently appointed as one of the Information Commissioners of Bihar? 1) Deepak Chaurasia 3) Farzand Ahmad 5) Vikas Kumar Jha 2) MJ Akbar 4) Mammen Mathew Ans.) 3

Ques. : 192 Name the chief of the panel which has submitted its report asking the state-run banks to introduce and implement a performance management system to promote high performance culture among banks and outsource more and more non-core activities? 1) RP Goyal 2) KR Kamath 4) AC Mahajan Ans.) 5

3) Deepak Parekh 5) AK Khandelwal

Ques. : 193 Who is the head of the committee recently set up by the Planning Commission to help restore the financial health of the power distribution sector, which is reeling under huge losses? 1) Montek Singh Ahluwalia 2) Arun Maira

3) BK Chaturvedi 5) C Rangarajan

4) M Govinda Rao Ans.) 3

Ques. : 194 In which state the ambitious Rs 40,000 crore Prime Ministers Reconstruction Plan (PMRP) was launched to improve the infrastructure facilities across the state? 1) Nagaland 3) Bihar 2) Jammu & Kashmir 4) Manipur Ans.) 2

5) Arunachal Pradesh

Ques. : 195 Union government of India decided to ban the use of infertility drug Letrozole. Letrozole is mainly recommended for treating ____. 1) Cancer 2) Dengue

3) AIDS 4) Malaria 5) Hepatitis B Ans.) 1

Ques. : 196 World Food Day was observed on which of the following dates with the theme- Food Prices From Crisis to Stability? 1) 15 October 2) 16 October 3) 17 October 4) 18 October 5) 25 October Ans.) 2

Ques. : 197 Which of the following McLarens driver won the Japanese Grand Prix in his adopted homeland, Japan on 9 October 2011? 1) Sebastian Vettel 3) Jenson Button 5) None of these 2) Max Webber 4) Fernando Alonso Ans.) 3

Ques. : 198 Which football club/team won the 2011 Durand Cup at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi with a 5-4 tie-break win?

1) East Bengal 2) Churchill Brothers 3) Prayag United 4) Mohun Bagan

5) Dempo Sports Club Ans.) 2

Ques. : 199 The Union agriculture ministry has proposed a hike of Rs 115 per quintal in the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat to what sum per quintal to cover rising farm input cost and encourage farmers to increase acreage? 1) Rs 1250 per quintal 2) Rs 1300 per quintal 3) Rs 1285 per quintal 4) Rs 1315 per quintal 5) Rs 1335 per quintal Ans.) 3

Ques. : 200 Who has been appointed as the head of a committee constituted by the government to form a comprehensive policy that will stipulate penalties for corrupt practices in private sector dealings? 1) Srinath Batni 2) Gautam Hari Singhania 3) Kiran Karnik 4) Shikha Sharma 5) Nikhil Meswani Ans.) 3

Ques. : 201 With which country India is putting in place infrastructure for 4,000-crore grid connection project to exchange nearly 1,000 MW of power? 1) Bangladesh 2) Sri Lanka 3) Pakistan 5) Nepal 4) Bhutan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 202 Al-Shabab, which owes allegiance to al-Qaeda, is a militant group, operating in: 1) Palestine 3) Russia 5) Tunisia 2) Pakistan 4) Somalia Ans.) 4

Ques. : 203 Which media publication house/s has/have been given the International Press Institute (IPI) India award for excellence in journalism, 2011? 1) India Today 2) Indian Express & Outlook 3) Malayalam Manorama & Tughlaq 5) The Times of India Ans.) 4 4) Tehelka & The Week

Ques. : 204 Who among the following famous personalities runs the non-governmental organization (NGO) named India Vision Foundation? 1) Baba Amte 3) Aruna Roy 5) Kiran Bedi 2) Anna Hazare 4) Swami Agnivesh Ans.) 5

Ques. : 205 Name the country where the moderate Islamist Ennahda party has taken lead in the countrys first democratic elections? 1) Syria 2) Egypt 3) Libya 5) Sudan 4) Tunisia Ans.) 4

Ques. : 206 DEPB Scheme which ended in September 2011 was related to: 1) Foreign Direct Investment 3) Export Promotion 2) Foreign Institutional Investment

4) Import Substitution Ans.) 3

5) Administered Price Mechanism

Ques. : 207 SLINEX II is the name of the joint naval exercise conducted recently between India and 1) Japan 3) Indonesia 5) Britain 2) France 4) Sri Lanka Ans.) 4

Ques. : 208 As on October 25, 2011, what is the reverse repo rate stipulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? 1) 6.5% 2) 7% 3) 7.25% 5) 8% Ans.) 4 4) 7.5%

Ques. : 209 Which private insurer of India has launched the participatory endowment plan, Suraksha Kavach, which promises continuation of life cover for up to three years even in the event of premiums not being paid? 1) Bharti AXA Life Insurance 3) ING Vysya Life Insurance 5) Star Union Dai-ichi Ans.) 5 2) Max New York Life Insurance 4) Aviva Life Insurance

Ques. : 210 On which segment of power generation in India, EU and US are objecting to the national mission under the trade related investment measures (TRIMs) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), arguing that the mission requirements prevent them from exporting their technology and equipment? 1) Indias wind power mission 2) Indias bio-mass energy mission 4) Indias solar mission Ans.) 4

3) Indias geo-thermal energy mission 5) Indias nuclear energy mission

Ques. : 211 Salva Kirr is the President of: 1) Kenya 3) Tunisia 5) Canada 2) South Sudan 4) South Africa Ans.) 2

Ques. : 212 Forbes magazine has named which of the following women the most powerful woman of the world? 1) Sonia Gandhi 3) Angela Markel 2) Condeela Rice 4) Queen Elizabeth

5) Hillary Clinton

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 213 Asia Pacific Parliamentarians Conference was recently held in: 1) Chiang Mai 2) Ho Chi Minh City 3) Delhi 5) Manila 4) Jakarta Ans.) 1

Ques. : 214 Who among the following has not been honoured with Arjun Award 2011? 1) Shabbir Ali 2) Somdev Devvarman

3) Pras Antha Karmaka 4) Rajpal Singh 5) None of these Ans.) 1

Ques. : 215 Who among the following has been honoured with Sahitya Akademy Award for Childrens Literature in Hindi language? 1) Shyam Dutt Parag 3) Ramesh Parekh 5) None of these 2) Hari Krishna Dev Sare 4) ML Thangappa Ans.) 2

Ques. : 216 Who among the following has requested the government to declare No Meat Day on January 12, as a measure to fight against climate change? 1) Narendra Modi 3) Shashi Tharoor 5) M Karunanidhi 2) Baba Ramdev 4) LK Advani Ans.) 3

Ques. : 217 Which mobile company has launched Asha series of mobile phones with Windows Operating System? 1) Apple 3) LG 2) Samsung

4) Nokia Ans.) 4

5) Sony Ericsson

Ques. : 218 Which country is scheduled to host the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which many countries are threatening to boycott? 1) Zimbabwe 3) Myanmar 5) Libya 2) Sri Lanka 4) Pakistan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 219 India has been providing assistance to which among the following neighbors for strengthening and extension of embankments along Lalbakeya, Bagmati and Kamla rivers? 1) Bangladesh 2) Nepal 3) Pakistan 5) Myanmar 4) China Ans.) 2

Ques. : 220 National Optical Fiber Network will be providing broadband connectivity to which among the following? 1) Municipalities 3) Panchayat Samitis 5) Metropolitan cities 2) Gram Panchayats 4) Nagarpalikas Ans.) 2

Ques. : 221 Recently, the Government has approved a new Manufacturing policy, which aims to create one hundred million jobs in next 10 years. Government wants to lift the share of manufacturing sector in the GDP to 25 per cent in the next decade. What is the current (approximate) share of manufacturing sector in the GDP? 1) 12% 2) 16% 3) 19% 4) 20% 5) 22% Ans.) 2

Ques. : 222 Recently, the Government has decided to raise its quota in the International Monetary Fund, IMF from 2.44 to which among the following fractions so that India will be among the 10 largest quota share holders at the IMF? 1) 2.75% 2) 2.95%

3) 3.15% 5) 4% Ans.) 1

4) 3.25%

Ques. : 223 The Government has recently decided to augment the capital base of which among the following institutions by infusing 3000 crore rupees as governments equity? 1) SIDBI 3) NABARD 5) HUDCO 2) EXIM Bank 4) LIC Ans.) 3

Ques. : 224 Recently, the Government has decided to launch a Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) for rehabilitation of 223 dams in the states of Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Tamil Nadu with the assistance of which among the following bodies? 1) World Bank 2) International Monetary Fund 3) Asian Development Bank 4) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Ans.) 1

5) United Nations Development Programme

Ques. : 225 NATOs Operation Unified Protector was conducted in which among the following countries recently? 1) Egypt 2) Libya

3) Syria 4) Pakistan 5) Afghanistan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 226 Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner has been recently re-elected for a second term as President of which among the following countries? 1) Brazil 3) Argentina 5) Denmark 2) Peru 4) Chile Ans.) 3

Ques. : 227 Rajat Gupta, a prominent Indian-American recently surrendered before the FBI in New York in the case of insider trading scam. He belongs to which among the following companies?

1) Credit Suisse 2) Goldman Sachs 3) BNP Paribas 4) JP Morgan & Co 5) Standard & Poors Ans.) 2

Ques. : 228 Which among the following is the venue of the recent (October 2011) Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM)? 1) Venice 3) Ottawa 5) Windhoek 2) Perth 4) Canberra Ans.) 2

Ques. : 229 In which European country the Prime Minister needed the support of his coalition partners and the opposition to defeat a rebellion by Conservative backbenchers, who wanted Parliament to call a voters referendum on whether the country should stay in the European Union? 1) Italy 2) Greece 3) France 5) Germany 4) Britain Ans.) 4

Ques. : 230 Japanese researchers scouring the deep seabed around Nagasaki uncovered the remains of a shipwreck of 13th century, belonging to: 1) China 3) Mongolia 5) Greece 2) India 4) Persia Ans.) 3

Ques. : 231 Which of the following rates is/are not fixed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? 1) Base Rate 2) Bank Rate 4) Repo Rate Ans.) 1

3) Savings Account Rate 5) Reverse Repo Rate

Ques. : 232 Which historical figure of India has found place in Irans Parliament Majlis, with his

plaque being unveiled by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar recently in Tehran? 1) Jawaharlal Nehru 3) Rabindranath Tagore 5) Subhas Chandra Bose 2) Indira Gandhi 4) Bhagat Singh Ans.) 3

Ques. : 233 Which Indian cricketer along with the Olympic gold-medalist shooter Abhinav Bindra has been conferred the rank of honourary Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army recently? 1) Sachin Tendulkar 2) MS Dhoni

3) Rahul Dravid 4) Suresh Raina 5) Harbhajan Singh Ans.) 2

Ques. : 234 The bi-monthly newspaper The Peace Gong which has been launched recently by the Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Foundation in association with the Food and Agriculture Organisation in New Delhi, caters to the needs of: 1) The poor and destitute 3) Children 4) Elders Ans.) 3 2) Women

5) Foreign nationals living in India

Ques. : 235 The Hay Festival, one of the biggest literary events in the world, is scheduled to be held for the second time in November in: 1) Neemrana 3) Patna 2) Jaipur 4) Nagpur Ans.) 5

5) Thiruvananthapuram

Ques. : 236 Which state of India is to launch the Chacha Nehru Health Scheme, under which free medical check-up and treatment will be provided to all the school children? 1) Bihar 2) Delhi

3) Maharashtra 4) Madhya Pradesh 5) Karnataka Ans.) 2

Ques. : 237 In which city global conference on sea piracy will be held in 2012? 1) Melbourne 2) Johannesburg 3) New Delhi 5) Paris Ans.) 4 4) Perth

Ques. : 238 In which country, the countrys telecom regulator has threatened to fine Airtel if it fails to improve the quality of its services and prevent from registering new subscribers? 1) South Africa 2) Egypt 3) Malaysia 5) Kenya 4) Nigeria Ans.) 4

Ques. : 239 Which of the following luxury hotel group is the first Indian group to set up its hotel in China? 1) ITC Hotels 3) Taj Group 2) Maurya Shereton Group 4) Welcome Group Ans.) 3

5) Jaypee Hotels

Ques. : 240 The students of which among the following institutions have built the Jugnu satellite which is a remote-sensing satellite that will minor vegetation and waterbodies? 1) IIT Kanpur 2) IIT Kharagpur 4) Andhra University

3) SRM University 5) IIT Delhi Ans.) 1

Ques. : 241 Truong Tan Sang, who recently visited India is the president of which among the following countries? 1) Cambodia 3) Vietnam 5) Myanmar 2) Laos 4) Thailand Ans.) 3

Ques. : 242 Which among the following offices has recently become Indias first digital signature enabled department? 1) Directorate General of Supplies and Disposal (DGS&D) Trade (DGFT) 3) Department of Income Tax Authority (APEDA) 5) Enforcement Directorate 2) Directorate General of Foreign

4) Agricultural and processed Food Products Export Development

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 243 Who among the following was recently awarded Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award 2011 for excellence in Public Administration, academics and Management? 1) NR Madhava Menon 2) Professor Yashpal 3) Satyabrata Rai Chowdhuri 5) None of these Ans.) 2 4) Naresh Dadhich

Ques. : 244 The Ex Eastern Bridge 2011, was a joint exercise between the airforces of India and ___? 1) Bahrain 3) Oman 5) Syria Ans.) 3 2) Saudi Arabia 4) Qatar

Ques. : 245 In which among the following states of India, the National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS) is being set up? 1) Uttarkhand 2) Jammu & Kashmir 3) Himachal Pradesh 5) Sikkim Ans.) 4 4) Arunachal Pradesh

Ques. : 246 For which among the following products, Ramganj Mandi near Kota in Rajasthan was making news recently? 1) Handicraft Hub 2) Spice Park

3) Tech Park

4) National Investment Zone Ans.) 2

5) New Tiger Reserve

Ques. : 247 The composite-bodied Boeing 787 Dreamliner recently made its first commercial flight between ____? 1) Hong Kong and Tokyo 3) New York and Washington 5) Beijing and New Delhi 2) Tokyo and New York 4) Washington and Tokyo Ans.) 1

Ques. : 248 Rajat Gupta, a prominent Indian-American recently surrendered before the FBI in New York in the case of insider trading scam. He belongs to which among the following companies? 1) Credit Suisse 2) Goldman Sachs 3) BNP Paribas 4) JP Morgan & Co 5) Standard & Poors Ans.) 2

Ques. : 249 Sabastian Vettel, a Formula One racing driver who has recently won the F1 Indian Grand Prix driving for Red Bull Racing, belongs to: 1) Austria 3) Germany 5) Britain 2) Spain 4) France Ans.) 3

Ques. : 250 In which country Michael D Higgins, a poet and peace activist who campaigned against the Iraq invasion, has been elected as the new President? 1) Denmark 3) Ireland 5) Sweden 2) Scotland 4) Spain Ans.) 3

Ques. : 251 . In which state district-level powers of five departments viz elementary education, medical and health, agriculture, social justice and empowerment and women and child development have been transferred to village panchayats?

1) Bihar 3) Punjab 5) Karnataka

2) Haryana 4) Rajasthan Ans.) 4

Ques. : 252 Who among the following has been re-appointed as the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) for four more years? 1) Sir Don McKinnon 3) Shridath Ramphal 5) Arnold Smith 2) Emeka Anyaoku 4) Kamlesh Sharma Ans.) 4

Ques. : 253 In which city the environment ministers of BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) are to meet shortly to frame common position ahead of the crucial Durban climate conference? 1) Johannesburg 3) Beijing 5) Brasilia 2) New Delhi

4) Shanghai Ans.) 3

Ques. : 254 Who has written the book The Sly Company of People Who Care? 1) Shashi Tharoor 3) Chetan Bhagat 5) Rajmohan Gandhi 2) Rahul Bhattacharya 4) Niira Radia Ans.) 2

Ques. : 255 Name the Bengali film which has been selected as the inaugural film of the River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, 2011, in Florence, Italy? 1) Moner Manush 3) Howra Express 5) Morshedul Islam 2) Chaplin 4) Motir Moina Ans.) 2

Ques. : 256 Which of the following colonial award is proposed to be revived by the David Cameron government in Britain, which was awarded to people not considered suitable for the more grand

honours because of their lowly social status? 1) Order of the British Empire 2) Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

3) Knighthood 4) Order of Merit 5) British Empire Medal Ans.) 5

Ques. : 257 On which of the following Chinese imports the European Union (EU) recently decided to impose anti-dumping tariffs? 1) Toys 2) Footwear 3) Sanitary goods 5) Textile Ans.) 2 4) Polymer

Ques. : 258 Which country has agreed with India to accelerate joint development of rare-earth mineral deposits in India? 1) France 3) Vietnam 5) Turkey 2) China 4) Japan Ans.) 4

Ques. : 259 Name the Indian baby girl who is credited to have become the world seven billionth inhabitant? 1) Nargis 3) Dolly 5) Kavita 2) Indira 4) Bharati Ans.) 1

Ques. : 260 For revoking the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from a few districts of which state, there have been wide ranging consultations at the Centre? 1) Manipur 2) Chhattisgarh 4) Nagaland Ans.) 3

3) Jammu & Kashmir 5) Arunachal Pradesh

Ques. : 261 Who among the following has been given the 40th Dhanvantari award for excellence in medical services recently? 1) Dr Naresh Tarehan 3) Dr Sampath Kumar 5) Dr MK Mani Ans.) 5 2) Dr AC Thomas 4) Dr Vinay Mahendra

Ques. : 262 Which of the following world body has recently granted full membership to Palestine, which enjoyed only observer status with this agency? 1) United Nations 3) World Bank 4) IMF 5) UNESCO Ans.) 2 2) UNESCO

Ques. : 263 In which country the pre-Christian era Gorakhnath Temple, which was mentioned in Baburs autobiography Baburnama, has been reopened for worship recently? 1) Afghanistan 2) Pakistan 3) Nepal 5) Sri Lanka 4) Myanmar Ans.) 2

Ques. : 264 Who has been elected as the new President of Kyrgyzstan, amidst opposition claims of poll rigging? 1) Almazbek Atambayev 2) Roza Otunbayeva

3) Kurmanbek Bakiyev 4) Askar Akayev 5) Ishenbai Kadyrbekov Ans.) 1

Ques. : 265 Who has written the book The Journey of Indian Micro-Finance? 1) Usha Thorat 2) Vijay Mahajan 3) RS Arunachalam 5) Subir Gokaran 4) D Subbarao Ans.) 3

Ques. : 266 Which Indian cricketer has launched his dream project Centre of Excellence at Pathways School in New Delhi? 1) Gautam Gambhir 3) Aashish Nehra 5) Virat Kohli Ans.) 4 2) Virendra Sehwag 4) Yuvraj Singh

Ques. : 267 Name the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh who has resigned recently following a move of dissidents to oust him? 1) Dorjee Khandu 3) Jarbom Gamblin 5) Tomo Riba Ans.) 3 2) Gegong Apang 4) Mukut Mithi

Ques. : 268 In which city diplomats from 20 countries, including Pakistan and the US, and representatives of aid agencies are to attend a talk to chart the future course for war-torn Afghanistan after Western troops withdrawal? 1) Islamabad 3) Ankara 5) Washinton 2) Istanbul 4) Bonn Ans.) 2

Ques. : 269 In which country, India has planned to build a strategic 900-km-long railway line? 1) Myanmar 3) Namibia 2) Nigeria 4) Sri Lanka

5) Afghanistan Ans.) 5

Ques. : 270 To which drug-maker, Indias drug regulator has given conditional market approval for its anti-malaria drug, paving the way for the launch of the countrys first privately-developed medicine? 1) Sun Pharma 2) Cadila 3) Ranbaxy Laboratories 5) Dr Reddys Lab Ans.) 3 4) Natco Pharma

Ques. : 271 2012 has been declared as the International Year of: 1) Forests 2) Cooperatives 4) Developing countries Ans.) 2

3) Indigenous people 5) Downtrodden

Ques. : 272 Name the global sport-life-style brand, which has been endorsed by the Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh as the face its #Love 12 campaign? 1) Reebok 3) Red Tape 5) Puma 2) Woodland 4) Adidas Ans.) 5

Ques. : 273 In which state Nayachar Island is proposed to be developed as an industrial hub? 1) Gujarat 3) Gujarat 2) Andman & Nicobar Islands 4) Lakshdweep

5) West Bengal Ans.) 5

Ques. : 274 What is the theme for the 17th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit to be held in Male on November 10-11? 1) Fraternity of South Asia 3) Providing Shelter to All 2) Towards a Green and Happy South Asia 4) Building Bridges Ans.) 4

5) Making South Asia Tourist Paradise

Ques. : 275 Name the Russian two-time Grand Slam winner, who has entered politics, with many predicting that he may become the President of the country one day? 1) Svetlana Kuznetsova 2) Igor Andreev 3) Dmitri Sitak 4) Sergei Demekhine 5) Marat Safin Ans.) 5

Ques. : 276 In which country after years of political instability a five-year-old peace process has been concluded with the pledge to integrate the former armed rebels into security forces and provide suitable rehabilitation package to others left out? 1) Sri Lanka 2) Libya

3) South Sudan 4) Nepal 5) Myanmar Ans.) 4

Ques. : 277 In which country, Abdel Rahim al-Keib has been elected as the interim Prime Minister? 1) Tunisia 3) Libya 5) Thailand 2) Zambia 4) Chile Ans.) 3

Ques. : 278 Name the Indian-American lawyer, a Republican, as a Commissioner on the bipartisan Federal Communications Commission? 1) Sreenath Srineevasan 3) Swati Dandekar 5) Dalip Singh Saund 2) Ajit Varadaraj Pai

4) Arun Jhaveri Ans.) 2

Ques. : 279 Which state government has embarked upon offering Nano cars, motorcycles, refrigerators, etc in order to promote family planning to those who opt for sterilization? 1) Bihar 3) Haryana 5) Meghalaya 2) Uttar Pradesh 4) Rajasthan Ans.) 4

Ques. : 280 According to the new procurement policy, what will be the mandated percentage of goods and services to be procured from micro and small enterprises (MSEs) by all government departments and public sector undertakings (PSUs)? 1) 20% 2) 25% 3) 30% 4) 35% 5) 40% Ans.) 1

Ques. : 281 Who is the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh? 1) Nabam Tuki 2) Dorjee Khandu 3) Mukut Mithi 4) Jarbom Gamblin 5) Tomo Riba Ans.) 1

Ques. : 282 Which state has launched Save the Girl Child campaign recently? 1) Orissa 3) Punjab 2) Madhya Pradesh 4) Delhi Ans.) 2

5) Uttar Pradesh

Ques. : 283 With which country Bangladesh has signed a deal to build its first nuclear power plant at Rooppur in Pabna district recently? 1) France 3) Russia 5) US Ans.) 3 2) Britain 4) China

Ques. : 284 In which state the Army and other central forces have been pursuing Operation Sadbhavana to win over the goodwill of the people? 1) Arunachal Pradesh 3) Nagaland 2) Manipur

4) Assam Ans.) 5

5) Jammu & Kashmir

Ques. : 285 In which state womens collective farming initiative, billed as the largest livelihood venture of this kind in the country, which transforms women labourers into master cultivators, has been launched as the first project sanctioned under the Mahil Kisan Sasahthikaran Pariyojna (MKSP) by the Centre? 1) Kerala 2) Tamil Nadu

3) Maharashtra 4) Chhattisgarh

5) West Bengal Ans.) 1

Ques. : 286 After successful completion of global mega sporting events, Commonwealth Games and Formula 1 Car Racing, which Indian city will host the World Air Race next year? 1) Bangalore 3) Mumbai 5) Lucknow 2) Vizag 4) Pune Ans.) 3

Ques. : 287 Name the cyclonic storm blowing from Arabian Sea, which caused heavy rains in October-November in parts of Karnataka for more than a week? 1) Gonu 3) Murjan 5) Mahasen 2) Keila 4) Nilam Ans.) 2

Ques. : 288 What is the rank of the Human Development Report, 2011, prepared by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)? 1) 119 2) 124 3) 132 4) 134 5) 149 Ans.) 4

Ques. : 289 In which country there has been widespread opposition to the governments Bill which aims at taking over under-performing, underutilized companies, if they had received tax breaks, got land from the government or they are prejudicial to the countrys economy? 1) Pakistan 3) Myanmar 5) Nigeria 2) Iran 4) Sri Lanka Ans.) 4

Ques. : 290 Justice MB Shah Commission of Inquiry is probing into: 1) 3G Spectrum Scam 2) Adarsh Housing Society Scam

3) Illegal iron ore mining in Karnataka

4) Illegal iron ore mining in Goa Ans.) 4

5) Insider trading in Bombay Stock Exchange

Ques. : 291 Against which newspaper of Goa, charges of carrying paid news regularly have been lodged with the Press Council for action against it? 1) Gomantak Times 3) Times of India 5) Goa365 Ans.) 2 2) OHeraldo 4) Deccan Herald

Ques. : 292 Recently, India has proposed a special $ 10 Billion Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) fund for which among the following organizations? 1) SAARC 2) BRICS

3) IBSA 4) Non-Aligned Movement 5) CHOGM Ans.) 2

Ques. : 293 Lt. Gen Palvinder Singh Bhalla was recently appointed the head of which among the following organizations? 1) ITBP 2) BSF 3) NCC 4) NSG 5) CISF Ans.) 3

Ques. : 294 Which among the following Public Sector Giants of India have recently launched the Harit-Moksha, a unique CSR initiative for bringing in energy efficiency in the cremation sector? 1) NTPC 3) BHEL 5) NHPC 2) ONGC 4) OIL Ans.) 2

Ques. : 295 The leading scientists from around the world are meeting to say good bye to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Which type of clock will replace GMT for more accuracy of time?

1) Water Clock 2) Pendulum Clock 3) Atomic Clock 4) Obelisk Ans.) 3

5) Gear-controlled Clock

Ques. : 296 Which country is mediating between Russia and Georgia for peace, after years of bitter relations which followed the war between two countries in which Russia captured Abkhazia and South Ossetia from Georgia and declared them independent in 2008? 1) Norway 3) Japan 5) Sweden 2) US 4) Sitzerland Ans.) 4

Ques. : 297 Which state of India has approved the setting up of a 1,500 kilowatt Khara hydro power project? 1) Uttarakhand 2) Uttar Pradesh 3) Madhya Pradesh 5) Assam Ans.) 2 4) West Bengal

Ques. : 298 What is the limit of foreign direct investment (FDI) in automobile sector in India? 1) 26% 2) 49% 3) 74% 4) 89% 5) 100% Ans.) 5

Ques. : 299 From which high-profile mobile company, Frenny Bawa has recently stepped down from her position of managing director of India? 1) Nokia 2) Samsung

3) Research in Motion 4) LG 5) Microman Ans.) 3

Ques. : 300 According to the latest notification of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), to what limit

Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) can invest in non-convertible debentures (NCDs) and bonds issued by non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) that lend to the infrastructure sector? 1) $ 10 billion 3) $ 20 billion 5) $ 10 billion 2) $ 15 billion 4) $ 15 billion Ans.) 4

Ques. : 301 Who was heading the panel on whose recommendations a new National Policy on Older persons is to be unveiled shortly by the Union government? 1) Aruna Roy 3) Girija Vyas 2) Kiran Bedi 4) Mohini Giri Ans.) 4

5) Mamta Sharma

Ques. : 302 Name the automobile hub of India where French manufacturer Peugeot has started its car manufacture in India for the first time? 1) Sanand (Gujarat) 2) Manesar (Haryana) 4) Nasik (Maharashtra) Ans.) 1

3) Oragadam (Tamil Nadu) 5) Maraimalai (Tamil Nadu)

Ques. : 303 Which of the following country is to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which had even been outside the General Agreement on Trade and Tariff (GATT)? 1) Iran 2) China 3) Russia 4) Syria

5) Afghanistan Ans.) 3

Ques. : 304 India was to participate in a trilateral military exercise this year on the Okinawa coast but it was postponed due to Fukushima earthquake. Earlier, in 2007 it was conducted in India as Malabar exercise with Japan and.. 1) China 3) Russia 2) France 4) US

5) South Korea Ans.) 4

Ques. : 305 Which Indian corporate house is to bid for securing thermal-coal mine named New Hope of Australia? 1) GVK Infrastructure 2) Essar Group

3) Jindal Group 4) Reliance Group 5) Tata Group Ans.) 5

Ques. : 306 Who has been crowned the Miss World, 2011 recently in London? 1) Ivian Sarcos, Venezuela 2) Kanishtha Dhankhar, India 4) Amanda Perez, Puerto Rico

3) Gwendoline Ruais, Philippines 5) Leila Lopes, Angola Ans.) 1

Ques. : 307 Name the Australian national airlines which was recently making news for grounding its fleet due to intense labour dispute? 1) Garuda Airlines 3) Ariana Airlines 5) Garuda Airlines 2) Qantas 4) Qantas Ans.) 2

Ques. : 308 What is Shadow Banking? 1) A practice in which banks serve only high net investors (HNIs) only serve only urban customers 2) A practice in which banks

3) A practice by which transactions are not shown up on banks conventional balance sheets practice in which banks do business through their subsidiaries 5) None of these Ans.) 3

4) A

Ques. : 309 What is the average pay per day for workers in the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS)? 1) Rs 100 3) Rs 150 2) Rs 120 4) Rs 160

5) Rs 175

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 310 For which major Central project of India, the first ever person of India who has won Rs 5 crore in the reality game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), Sushil Kumar, is to sign an endorsement deal? 1) Right to Food 2) National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

3) Sarva Siksha Abhiyan 4) Mid-day Meal Programme 5) Bharat Nirman Ans.) 2

Ques. : 311 World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on: 1) November 7 2) November 10 3) November 13 5) November 18 4) November 16 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 312 In which city the Prime Ministerial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held on November 7, in which granting full membership to India was high on the agenda? 1) Shanghai 3) Almaty 5) Moscow 2) Dushanbe 4) St Petersburg Ans.) 4

Ques. : 313 With the deregulation of savings bank (SB) account interest rate, according to the guidelines of RBI, up to what amount all banks will have to implement uniform SB deposit interest rate? 1) Rs 1 lakh 3) Rs 2.5 lakh 5) Rs 4 lakh 2) Rs 2 lakh 4) Rs 3 lakh Ans.) 1

Ques. : 314 In which country Abdurrahim al-Keib has been elected as the Prime Minister of the interim government? 1) Tunisia 2) Libya

3) Argentina 5) Belarus

4) Syria Ans.) 2

Ques. : 315 Who has written the book Lucknow Boy: A Memoir? 1) Vir Sanghvi 2) Vinod Dua 3) Vindo Mehta 5) Khushwant Singh 4) HK Dua Ans.) 3

Ques. : 316 Name the state where the former South African President Nelson Mandela has been conferred the Peoples Parliament Global Award recently? 1) Meghalaya 2) Chhattisgarh 4) Orissa

3) Madhya Pradesh 5) Jharkhand Ans.) 1

Ques. : 317 What is Smile Train? 1) New toy train service which recently became operational between Guwahati and Shillong special train service of Indian Railways for foreign tourists 3) A global charity movement for surgical correction of cleft lip and palate for orphan children 5) None of these Ans.) 3 2) A

4) An NGO working

Ques. : 318 In which city the World Cotton Reference Conference was organized recently? 1) Shanghai 3) Mumbai 5) Ankara 2) Chicago 4) Rome Ans.) 3

Ques. : 319 Which subsidiary bank of the State Bank of India (SBI) has launched the Double Deposit Scheme, which aims at doubling the deposit for customers in the shortest time (87 months)? 1) State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur 2) State Bank of Hyderabad

3) State Bank of Mysore 5) State Bank of Travancore

4) State Bank of Patiala Ans.) 2

Ques. : 320 The interest rate paid on Post Office savings bank deposits without any fixed maturity has been raised to: 1) 3.5% 2) 4% 3) 4.5% 4) 5% 5) 5.5% Ans.) 2

Ques. : 321 Rate reduction of which of the following instruments of liquidity control of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), public sector banks are demanding, claiming it to be another non-performing asset (NPA)? 1) Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) 3) Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) 5) Repo Rate Ans.) 1 2) Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) 4) Bank Rate

Ques. : 322 There has been proliferation of nuclear technology to many state and non-state players by rogue nuclear scientists like Pakistans AQ Khan. It is said that Iran is on the verge of making a nuclear bomb with assistance from a rogue nuclear scientist Vyacheslav Danilenko. Denilenko belongs to: 1) China 2) Russia

3) North Korea 4) Germany 5) Japan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 323 What is the rank of India in terms of Internet users in the world? 1) First 2) Second 3) Third 5) Fifth Ans.) 3 4) Fourth

Ques. : 324 Name the leader of the Task Force of Experts on Clean Energy Investment Project at

Columbia Law Schools Centre for Climate Change Law, set up as an advisory body to identify key areas of concern from Indian perspective for facilitating inflow of US investments in clean energy projects? 1) PP Malhotra 2) Vivek K Tankha 3) Arun Jaitley 4) R Mohan 5) Mohan Parasaran Ans.) 5

Ques. : 325 Who has written the book Understanding Caste: From Buddha to Ambedkar and Beyond? 1) MN Srinivas 2) Andr Bteille 3) Gail Omvedt 4) Gurmukh Ram Madan 5) Tulsi Badrinath Ans.) 3

Ques. : 326 Which country has offered to invest $ 500 million in the Central Asia-South Asia Electricity Trade and Transmission Project, CASA 1000, which will provide energy to power-starved Afghanistan and Pakistan? 1) Russia 3) Tajikistan 2) Kyrgyzstan 4) Iran

5) Kazakhstan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 327 To which Indian personality Russia has announced to present Order of Friendship award recently? 1) Dr APJ Abdul Kalam 2) Sam Petroda 3) N Ram 4) D Jayakanthan Ans.) 4

5) K Kasturirangan

Ques. : 328 Who among the following has been awarded the KL Saigal Lifetime Award? 1) Farukh Seikh 2) Lata Mangeshkar 3) Hridaynath Mangeshkar 5) Both 2) & 3) Ans.) 5 4) Both 1) & 2)

Ques. : 329 Name the famous film director of India the world launch of DVD of whose film Iti Mrinalini took place recently after critical acclaim at home and abroad? 1) Indraneil Sengupta 2) Rituparno Ghosh

3) Aparna Sen 4) Deepa Mehta 5) Shekhar Kapoor Ans.) 3

Ques. : 330 Which Indian corporate house is to bid for securing thermal-coal mine named New Hope of Australia? 1) GVK Infrastructure 2) Essar Group

3) Jindal Group 4) Reliance Group 5) Tata Group Ans.) 5

Ques. : 331 Who has been crowned the Miss World, 2011 recently in London? 1) Ivian Sarcos, Venezuela 2) Kanishtha Dhankhar, India 4) Amanda Perez, Puerto Rico

3) Gwendoline Ruais, Philippines 5) Leila Lopes, Angola Ans.) 1

Ques. : 332 Name the Australian national airlines which had been recently making news for grounding its fleet due to intense labour dispute? 1) Garuda Airlines 3) Ariana Airlines 5) Lion Air Ans.) 2 2) Qantas 4) Cathay Pacific Airlines

Ques. : 333 In which city the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit is scheduled to be held where US wants to push for free trade in renewable energy technology trade as part of the stalled Doha Round of WTO talks? 1) Vladivostok 2) Hong Kong 3) Honolulu 4) Washington

5) Tokyo

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 334 For which of the following centrally-sponsored programmes, mobile courts, empowered by the respective High Courts, are to be set up in every district of India? 1) Mid-Day Meal Programme 3) Public Distribution System 2) National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme 4) Bharat Nirman

5) Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan Yojna Ans.) 2

Ques. : 335 Bihar has become the second state to bring the Chief Minister under the ambit of the Lokayukta. Which is the first state to do so? 1) Madhya Pradesh 2) Gujarat

3) Uttarakhand 4) Karnataka 5) Chhattisgarh Ans.) 3

Ques. : 336 Who is the chairman of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), the regulator of insurance sector in India? 1) UK Sinha 3) JS Sarma 2) J Hari Narayan 4) R Gopalan

5) Vinod Dhall Ans.) 2

Ques. : 337 In which state of India the Chinese energy company, TBEA has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a landmark Rs 2,500-crore investment? 1) Tamil Nadu 2) Arunachal Pradesh 3) Maharashtra 4) Delhi 5) Gujarat Ans.) 5

Ques. : 338 What is the status of China in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)? 1) Dialogue partner 2) Chair

3) Observer 5) Non-member

4) Diplomatic advisor Ans.) 3

Ques. : 339 Which country has requested India for military assistance, primarily in the naval field, which can irk China? 1) Sri Lanka 3) Vietnam 2) Myanmar 4) Philippines

5) South Korea Ans.) 3

Ques. : 340 World famous sportsman Joe Frazier, who died recently, was a.champion. 1) Baseball 3) Athletics 5) Football 2) Boxing 4) Shooting Ans.) 2

Ques. : 341 Name the third station being set by the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCoACR) of India in Antartica after earlier two Indian stations installed in the glacier continent named Dakshin Gangotri and Maitri? 1) Sindhu 3) Bharati 5) Mimansa 2) Durga 4) Gayatri Ans.) 3

Ques. : 342 Which Indian mining company has got the finance ministrys permission to acquire stakes in overseas unlisted firms? 1) Bharat Gold Mines Limited 3) Sesa Goa 2) Neyveli Lignite Corporation

4) Coal India Ltd Ans.) 4

5) Central Coalfields Ltd

Ques. : 343 Who took over as Indraprastha Gas Limited 's (IGL) new Managing Director in late October 2011?

1) M Ravindran 2) Rajesh Vedvyas 3) S Venkatraman 5) None of these 4) Ujjwal Goswami Ans.) 1

Ques. : 344 The $12.5-billion Omnicom Group has decided to acquire a majority stake in one of the largest domestic advertising firms in India to step up its growth in the country. Name the advertising firm. 1) Mudra Group 3) Ogilvy and Mather 5) None of these 2) Madison Advertising Pvt Ltd 4) J Walter Thompson India Ans.) 1

Ques. : 345 Scientists are set to begin a six-week mission to explore the Indian Ocean's underwater mountains. Name the ship, which will carry out the mission. 1) RRS James Cook 3) RRS James Clark Ross 5) None of the above Ans.) 1 2) RRS Ernest Shackleton 4) Royal Research Ship

Ques. : 346 The government gave its approval to revive 60 mines in the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is located in ___. 1) Goa 2) Jharkhand 3) Tamil Nadu 4) Madhya Pradesh 5) Gujarat Ans.) 1

Ques. : 347 Name the legendary Bollywood playback singer who entered the Guinness World Records for the most number of single studio recordings. 1) Kavita Krisnamurthy 2) Lata Mangeshkar 3) Asha Bhosle 4) Shreya Ghoshal 5) Kumar Sanu Ans.) 3

Ques. : 348 Which cricket journalist bagged The Hindu Literary Prize for Best Fiction 2011 for his The Sly Company of People Who Care on 30 October 2011? 1) Pradeep Vijayakar 3) Balbir Dutt 2) Mihir Bose

4) Rahul Bhattacharya Ans.) 4

5) None of these

Ques. : 349 UN study ranked India 134 among a total of 187 countries in terms of Human Development Index. Which country topped the Human Development Index list? 1) Australia 2) USA

3) Netherlands 4) New Zealand 5) Switzerland Ans.) 3

Ques. : 350 Manisha Girotra has recently resigned as the India head of: 1) ICICI Bank 2) BNP Paribas

3) UBS 4) BNP Paribas 5) ICICI Bank Ans.) 3

Ques. : 351 . Which state government has raised the pitch for the second State Reorganisation Commission (SRC) for dividing the existing state in four parts? 1) Madhya Pradesh 3) Andhra Pradesh 5) Uttar Pradesh 2) Rajasthan 4) Tamil Nadu Ans.) 5

Ques. : 352 With the assistance of which country India is building a nuclear power plant in Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, where there have been massive protests against the project and all foreign engineers had to be sent back? 1) France 3) Germany 5) Australia 2) Britain 4) Russia Ans.) 4

Ques. : 353 To which country India has sent a 140-strong Formed Police Unit contingent of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for the United Nations stabilization mission? 1) Libya 2) Sudan

3) Haiti 4) Somalia 5) Tunisia Ans.) 3

Ques. : 354 In which holy city the Gayatri Mahakumbh was held recently, in which many devotees were killed in a stampede? 1) Allahabad 3) Vanaras 5) Allahabad 2) Nasik 4) Nasik Ans.) 5

Ques. : 355 Saranda Action Plan, has been recently launched by Rural Development Ministry. It will be implemented firstly in Naxal-hit Saranda district of which among the following states? 1) Chhattisgarh 2) Jharkhand 3) Odisha 4) West Bengal Ans.) 2

5) Madhya Pradesh

Ques. : 356 Which among the following countries has recently obtained approval to explore a 10,000-square-km polymetallic sulphide ore deposit in an international seabed region in the southwest Indian Ocean? 1) India 3) United States 5) Pakistan Ans.) 2 2) China 4) France

Ques. : 357 Vasanth Sathe , who recently died is known for spearheading the move to bring which among the following to India in 1980s? 1) Personal Computers 2) Colour TVs 3) Washing Machines 4) Motor Cycles

5) Motor Cars Ans.) 2

Ques. : 358 The Ennahda Party has emerged as largest political party in the first elections after the Arab Spring in which among the following countries? 1) Tunisia 3) Libya 5) Egypt 2) Syria 4) Algeria Ans.) 1

Ques. : 359 Who among the following has recently topped the Fortune Indias 50 Most Powerful Women in Business list? 1) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw 2) Chanda Kochar

3) Ekta Kapoor 4) Shikha Sharma 5) Indira Nooyi Ans.) 2

Ques. : 360 Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which provides AADHAAR is a part of which among the following? 1) National Development Council 3) Ministry of Home Affairs 5) Ministry Social Welfare 2) Planning Commission

4) Ministry of Planning and Implementation Ans.) 2

Ques. : 361 For which among the following criminal activities related to business, tycoon Raj Rajaratnam was sent to jail recently in the US? 1) Terrorist Funding 2) Insider Trading

3) Tax Evasion 4) Hawala Transaction 5) Money Laundering Ans.) 2

Ques. : 362 After the resignation of the Prime Minister of Italy, George Papandreou following an unprecedented financial crisis in the country, who has taken over as the new Prime Minister of Greece? 1) Karolos Papoulias 2) Antonis Samaras

3) Evangelos Venizelos 4) Lucas Papademos 5) None of these Ans.) 4

Ques. : 363 In which city of India over 800 corporate honchos from 40 countries are assembling between November 12 and 14 for the annual India Economic Summit? 1) New Delhi 3) Mumbai 5) Patna 2) Ahmadabad 4) Bangalore Ans.) 3

Ques. : 364 What is the daily cap set by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) per customer for Interbank Mobile Payment Service (IMPS)? 1) Rs 10,000 3) Rs 50,000 5) Rs 1.5 lakh 2) Rs 20,000 4) Rs 1 lakh Ans.) 3

Ques. : 365 In the SAARC summit in Maldives, India has issued a notification to reduce the sensitive list for the least developed countries under the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) from 480 tariff line totariff lines. 1) 120 2) 105 3) 55 5) 20 4) 25 Ans.) 4

Ques. : 366 Which of the following mobile player of India has been adjudged the Best Brand Campaign at the World Communication Awards 2011 held at London recently? 1) Reliance 3) Airtel 5) Tata Indicom 2) Vodafone 4) IDEA Ans.) 4

Ques. : 367 Which Indian steel maker has prized El Mutun iron ore reserves in Bolivia, half of which the countrys government is threatening to take over?

1) Essar Group 2) Jindal Steel 3) Tata Steel 5) SAIL Ans.) 2 4) Ispat Steel

Ques. : 368 Recently, India has signed an oil exploration deal with Vietnam for oil exploration in which among the following seas? 1) Indian Ocean 3) South China Sea 2) Pacific Ocean 4) Bohai Sea

5) Mediterranean Sea Ans.) 3

Ques. : 369 Recently, the Standard and Poors lowered rating of United States from the AAA, the highest possible level, by one notch to AA+. This implies that _____? 1) US Debt is no longer safe 2) US is the only country which had AAA rating previously

3) US is still considered to have a strong ability to meet its obligations 4) The Outlook of S&P is positive towards US Debts 5) None of these Ans.) 3

Ques. : 370 SLINEX-II exercise which was recently conducted between India and Sri Lanka was a 1) Air Exercise 2) Naval Exercise 3) Amphibian Exercise 4) Land Exercise 5) None of these Ans.) 2

Ques. : 371 In which among the following countries, NPTC has decided to launch its first overseas plant? 1) Vietnam 3) Bhutan 5) Russia 2) Myanmar 4) Sri Lanka Ans.) 4

Ques. : 372 Which among the following is the venue of Kumbh Mela 2013?

1) Haridwar 3) Allahabad 5) Varanasi

2) Nasik 4) Ujjain Ans.) 3

Ques. : 373 Who among the following was the first Indian sportsman to boycott the Olympic torch relay in support of the Tibetan independence movement? 1) Baichung Bhutia 3) Chandu Borde 5) PT Usha Ans.) 1 2) Dhanraj Pillay 4) Dibyendu Barua

Ques. : 374 Which among the following countries has recently developed humanoid robot Robonaut 2?? 1) Japan 3) Russia 5) France 2) United States 4) China Ans.) 2

Ques. : 375 Origin of El Tor, a particular strain of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae that caused Cholera Outbreak in Haiti last year has been found in which among the following recently? 1) Pacific Ocean 3) Bay of Bengal 5) Indian Ocean 2) Antarctica 4) Arabian Sea Ans.) 3

Ques. : 376 Moodys Investors Service has recently cut its rating government of which of the following countries debt by one notch Aaa to Aa3? 1) United States 3) Greece 5) India 4) Spain Ans.) 2 2) Japan

Ques. : 377 Who among the following heads Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission

(FSLRC)? 1) Justice B N Srikrishna 3) Prof. Y H Malegam 5) C Rangarajan 2) Justice Debi Prasad Pal 4) Justice Shivraj V Patil Ans.) 1

Ques. : 378 Recently, the underground Hamza River was found below the basin of which among the following rivers? 1) Nile River 2) Amazon River 4) Congo River Ans.) 2

3) Mississippi River 5) None of these

Ques. : 379 Inukurthi Venkateshwara Rao has received the Dronacharya Award 2011 for which among the following sports? 1) Boxing 3) Athletics 5) Archery 2) Gymnastics 4) Hockey Ans.) 1

Ques. : 380 Sandhya Rani Devi was recently awarded Arjuna Award for which among the following sports? 1) Shooting 3) Wushu 5) Boxing 2) Archery 4) Basket Ball Ans.) 3

Ques. : 381 Pune-based social activist Baba Adhav is known for championing the cause of protection for which among the following segments of Indian society? 1) Leprosy patients 3) Tribals 2) Poor women

4) Workers of unorganized sector Ans.) 4

5) Untouchables

Ques. : 382 The India-born US citizen Har Govind Khorana, who died recently, shared Nobel Prize with some others in which category? 1) Physics 3) Medicine 5) Literature 2) Economics 4) Chemistry Ans.) 3

Ques. : 383 . In which city of India, for construction of Ganga Driveway on the model of the Marine Drive in Mumbai, the Planning Commission of India has cleared the project, which will cost Rs 2,400 crore? 1) Varanasi 3) Patna 5) Haridwar 2) Kanpur 4) Allahabad Ans.) 3

Ques. : 384 Which country will host the next South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit? 1) India 2) Nepal

3) Bangladesh 4) Bhutan 5) Pakistan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 385 Which of the following celebrities are not among those who have ganged up with the Indian Railways to take part in documentaries to be produced by Pritish Nandy on critical safety issues related to railways in India? 1) Sachin Tendulkar 2) Amitabh Bachchan

3) Jackie Shroff 4) Aamir Khan 5) All the above are involved Ans.) 2

Ques. : 386 Under the new National Small Savings (NSS) schemes policy, rate of public provident fund (PPF) has been increased from 8% to 1) 8.2% 2) 8.4% 3) 8.6% 4) 8.8%

5) 9%

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 387 Who is Africas first and only woman President whose re-election has been contested because the opposition boycotted the poll? 1) Joice Mujuru 2) Winnie Mandela 3) Mathabiso Lepono 4) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ans.) 4

5) Esther Murugi Mathenge

Ques. : 388 Which of the following is not correct regarding the new government policy in the National Small Savings (NSS) schemes? 1) Interest rate on Post Office Saving Accounts has been raised from 3.5 per cent to 4 per cent. 2) The Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) scheme has been discontinued. 3) The annual investment ceiling in PPF savings accounts has been raised to Rs 1.5 lakh from the current limit of Rs 70,000. 4) The changes in the NSS schemes have been brought about on the line of the recommendations of the Shyamala Gopinath Committee report. 5) All the above are true Ans.) 3

Ques. : 389 In which state Shiksha ka Haq, a public awareness programme on the Right to Education Act, has been inaugurated recently? 1) Rajasthan 3) Delhi 2) Bihar 4) Haryana Ans.) 4

5) Madhya Pradesh

Ques. : 390 On which day the National Education Day is celebrated every year? 1) November 4 2) November 14 3) November 11 5) November 30 4) November 25 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 391 Which of the following countries has recently test fired its long-range Jericho missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads?

1) Iran 2) Pakistan 3) Turkey 4) Israel

5) Saudi Arabia Ans.) 4

Ques. : 392 Hargovind Khorana, an India-born US citizen, who died recently, got Nobel for which of the following breakthrough? 1) Unraveling the nucleotide sequence of RNA 2) Deciphering the genetic code 3) Unraveling that nicotine is not addictive 5) Both 2) & 3) Ans.) 2 4) Both 1) & 2)

Ques. : 393 In which city 17 major carbon emitters of the world are making a last ditch attempt to resolve the impasse over the fate of the Kyoto Protocol ahead of the UN-sponsored climate meet in Durban under the aegis of the Major Economies Forum? 1) Paris 2) New York 3) Shanghai 5) Rome 4) New Delhi Ans.) 2

Ques. : 394 Which of the following television channel is to telecast a serial based on the life of the renowned cartoonist of the India RK Lakshman RK Laxman Ki Diniya? 1) Sony TV 3) Colours 5) Zee TV 2) Star Plus 4) SAB TV Ans.) 4

Ques. : 395 Which country is planning to set up two 1000-MW nuclear power plant at Karachi and Kannup in Pakistan? 1) France 3) Russia 5) Germany 2) China 4) US Ans.) 2

Ques. : 396 Which of the following currencies of the world has been hugely devalued by the concerned government, which has greatly skewed the world economy? 1) Dollar 3) Yen 4) Yuan 5) Pound Ans.) 4 2) Euro

Ques. : 397 Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Italy? 1) Silvio Berlusconi 3) Romano Prodi 5) Massimo D'Alema 2) Mario Monti 4) Giuliano Amato Ans.) 2

Ques. : 398 Who is the Chairperson of the Childrens Film Society of India? 1) Sharmila Tagore 3) Shabana Aazmi 5) Kareena Kapoor 2) Asha Parekh 4) Nandita Das Ans.) 4

Ques. : 399 In which city the biennial International Children's Film Festival of India (ICFFI), popularly known as The Golden Elephant, was held recently? 1) Goa 2) Hyderabad 3) Mumbai 5) Kochi 4) New Delhi Ans.) 2

Ques. : 400 Which country has recently sent a manned spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) Soyuz? 1) US 2) China 4) Japan Ans.) 3

3) Russia 5) France

Ques. : 401 In which city of India at the 2nd Asian Ban Asbestos Network (ABAN) conference

international activists and experts highlighted the dangerous consequences of exposure to asbestos? 1) New Delhi 3) Hyderabad 5) Lucknow 2) Ahmedabad 4) Jaipur Ans.) 4

Ques. : 402 With which country India is working on the 6000-MW multi-purpose Pancheswar hydropower project? 1) Bhutan 2) Nepal

3) Bangladesh 4) Myanmar 5) Pakistan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 403 Which of the following countries has been suspended from the Arab League until its president stops violence against democratic protesters? 1) Syria 2) Bahrain 3) Egypt 5) Tunisia 4) Morocco Ans.) 1

Ques. : 404 Peter Roebuck, who committed suicide recently in South Africa, was a famous: 1) Cricket coach 3) Bowler 5) Umpire 2) Cricket writer 4) Batsman Ans.) 2

Ques. : 405 Boko Haram, an Islamist sect, which killed scores of people in a series of attacks, is an outfit of: 1) Uganda 3) Somalia 5) Zambia 2) Kenya 4) Nigeria Ans.) 4

Ques. : 406 Name the person who, helped by a strong economy, has been re-elected as president

of Nicaragua recently? 1) Arnoldo Alemn 3) Violeta Chamorro 5) Daniel Ortega 2) Enrique Bolaos 4) Francisco Urcuyo Ans.) 5

Ques. : 407 In which country Otto Prez Molina, a former general, won presidential election and promised a crackdown on gang violence? 1) Namibia 3) Namibia 5) Haiti Ans.) 2 2) Guatemala 4) Burkina Faso

Ques. : 408 On October 25, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deregulated the savings bank deposit rates and asked banks to determine their own. Banks are required to offer a uniform rate on deposits up to which among the following amounts? 1) Rs 50,000 3) Rs 120,000 5) Rs 200,000 2) Rs 100,000 4) Rs 150,000 Ans.) 2

Ques. : 409 Recently, the Reserve Bank of India said that it will have a calibrated approach regarding increasing foreign institutional investment limit in government bonds. What is the current foreign institutional investment limit in government bonds in India? 1) US$ 2 billion 2) US$ 5 billion 3) US$ 10 billion 5) US $ 15 billion 4) US$ 12 billion Ans.) 3

Ques. : 410 What is the requirement of the minimum capital adequacy ratio under the new Basel III guidelines released in 2010? 1) 9% 2) 9.5%

3) 10% 4) 10.5% 5) 11% Ans.) 4

Ques. : 411 As per the latest data, which among the following is the nearest figure to the average population of India per bank branch? 1) 8000 3) 18000 5) 22000 2) 13000 4) 21000 Ans.) 2

Ques. : 412 Name the state which has a scheme named Sumangali, which allows textile mill owners to hire young girls on contract for meager lump sum stipends? 1) Maharashtra 2) Gujarat 3) Tamil Nadu 4) Karnataka 5) West Bengal Ans.) 3

Ques. : 413 Who among the following is the current Chief of National Security Guards? 1) AK Mitra 2) JK Dutt

3) NPS Aulakh 4) Rajan K Medhekar 5) VP Malik Ans.) 4

Ques. : 414 P C Haldar was recently making news for being appointed as interlocutor by the government to remove bottlenecks on the road to a dialogue in which among the following issues in India? 1) Gorkhaland talks 2) Assam peace talks 4) Naxalite problem

3) Jammu & Kashmir problem

5) Manipur economic blockade Ans.) 2

Ques. : 415 Who among the following is the current chairman of Competition Commission of India? 1) Dhanendra Kumar 3) M L Tayal 5) UK Sinha 2) Ashok Chawla

4) S N Dhingra Ans.) 2

Ques. : 416 Who among the following is Indias Permanent Representative to the United Nations? 1) Arundhati Ghose 3) B N Rau 2) Hardeep Singh Puri

4) Nirupam Sen Ans.) 2

5) Ranjan Mathai

Ques. : 417 Which among the following states have topped India Human Development Report 2011? 1) Kerala 2) Tamil Nadu 4) Punjab

3) Himachal Pradesh 5) Delhi Ans.) 1

Ques. : 418 Which of the following states of India has the highest installed capacity of wind power generation in the country? 1) Tamil Nadu 2) Gujarat 3) Maharashtra 4) Karnataka 5) Rajasthan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 419 In which state after a long delay the ministry of environment and forests has finally granted clearance to Jindal Power Limited for its 2,400-MW power project at Tamnar? 1) Bihar 3) Orissa 2) Jharkhand 4) Uttar Pradesh

5) Chhattisgarh Ans.) 5

Ques. : 420 Who has written his autobiography Whatever the Odds? 1) LM Thapar 3) KP Singh 2) Rakesh Mehta 4) Jack Welch

5) Sanjeev Jain Ans.) 3

Ques. : 421 Which country is mulling to sell uranium to India after years of denial to lift ban on uranium trade to non-signatories of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) like India? 1) Japan 3) Canada 5) France 2) Australia 4) Kazakhstan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 422 Which state of India has decided to split the state four parts and decided to move a resolution in the state legislature for this purpose? 1) Rajasthan 2) Madhya Pradesh 4) Maharashtra Ans.) 3

3) Uttar Pradesh 5) Andhra Pradesh

Ques. : 423 What is Dong Feng 1) A Chinese pro-democracy outfit 2) A religious cult of China 4) Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile

3) Chinas manned mission to International Space Station of China 5) A martial art of China Ans.) 4

Ques. : 424 The government has recently allowed foreign direct investment (FDI) in pension sector. 1) 26% 2) 49% 3) 51% 4) 65% 5) 74% Ans.) 1

Ques. : 425 Eminent author SL Bhyrappa who has recently been honoured with Saraswati Samman in literature for his for his epic novel Mandra writes in: 1) Sanskrit 3) Marathi 5) Telgu 2) Hindi 4) Kannada Ans.) 4

Ques. : 426 The annual summit of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is scheduled to start from November 18 in: 1) Jakarta 3) Hanoi 2) Bali 4) Kuala Lumpur

5) Phnom Penh Ans.) 2

Ques. : 427 In which of the following regional groupings, US and Russia have been accorded observer status recently? 1) SAARC 3) ASEAN 5) G-20 Ans.) 3 2) East Asia Summit 4) APEC

Ques. : 428 For protesting against the displacement of tribal people by which mineral companies in Jharkhand, Catholic nun Valsa John has been murdered recently? 1) Iron & steel 2) Coal 3) Bauxite 5) Chromite 4) Mica Ans.) 2

Ques. : 429 With which country the US has recently signed a major military alliance, under which 250 US Marines would be stationed on rotational basis in different military bases of that country for security in Asia-Pacific region? 1) China 3) New Zealand 5) South Korea Ans.) 4 2) Japan 4) Australia

Ques. : 430 In which of the following sectors differences persist between India and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) before signing India-ASEAN Free Trade Area (FTA) agreement, which is likely to be resolved in the upcoming annual India-ASEAN summit in Singapore? 1) Intellectual Property Rights 2) Services

3) Electronic goods

4) Visa issue

5) Nuclear cooperation Ans.) 2

Ques. : 431 Which of the following cities of India has been declared as the second fastest growing city of the world recently by City Mayors, a global think tank that studies urban affairs to promote good governance? 1) Surat 3) Gurgaon 5) Ghaziabad 2) Faridabad 4) Chandigarh Ans.) 5

Ques. : 432 According to City Mayors, a global think tank on urban affairs, which of the following cities is the fastest growing city of the world? 1) Sana, Yemen 2) Beihai, China 3) Doha, Qatar 4) Hong Kong 5) Makau Ans.) 2

Ques. : 433 Tessy Thomas has been in news these days. She is related to: 1) RBIs financial inclusion mission 3) DRDOs Agni-IV missile 2) Revolution in Indian telecom industry

4) Stock markets insider trading Ans.) 3

5) Indian team in Global Climate Summitt

Ques. : 434 In which city India IT Summit is scheduled to be held in December? 1) Bangalore 3) New Delhi 5) Chennai 2) Hyderabad 4) Thiruvananthapuram Ans.) 4

Ques. : 435 Which of the following public sector banks in November 2011 froze its lending to the power sector? 1) State Bank of India 2) Allahabad Bank

3) Punjab National Bank 5) None of these Ans.) 2

4) United Bank of India

Ques. : 436 In view of the increasing number of domestic airlines going in red, for how much per cent of foreign direct investment (FDI) the Civil Aviation Ministry has suggested to be allowed to foreign airlines to invest in domestic carriers? 1) 24% 2) 26% 3) 34% 4) 26% 5) 24% Ans.) 1

Ques. : 437 In which city of India International Homeopathic Congress is scheduled to be held in December? 1) Haridwar 3) New Delhi 2) Varanasi 4) Chennai

5) Coimbatore Ans.) 3

Ques. : 438 Belonging to which rulers, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has recently discovered two inscriptions in a village in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, describing in Kannada and Tamil about a poet named Appaiyan, who was gifted that village? 1) Chola 3) Pandya 5) Chola 2) Chalukya 4) Chalukya Ans.) 4

Ques. : 439 Legendary singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika died recently. Which of the following facts about him is not true? 1) At the age of 12, Hazarika sang his first song Biswa Bijoy No Jowan for an Assamese film Indramalati 2) Hazarika featured in his first music video -Our Northeast, Our Star with Shantanu Moitra and Swanand Kirkire 3) He was awarded the National Award in 1975 for Chameli Memsaab. 4) He was the chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi from 1999-2004. 5) He was chosen as a member of the Assam Legislative Assembly from 1972-77. Ans.) 4

Ques. : 440 Name the Indian Union Minister who represented India at the meeting of the Heads of Governments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in St. Petersburg in the first week of November. 1) Sushil Kumar Shinde 2) SM Krishna 3) Vilasrao Deshmukh 4) Dr Farooq Abdullah 5) Dr Manmohan Singh Ans.) 1

Ques. : 441 The state cabinet of __recently decided to waive VAT on fertilizers to provide relief to the farmers. 1) Delhi 3) UP 2) Bihar 4) Gujarat

5) West Bengal Ans.) 1

Ques. : 442 Colombian government declared on 6 November 2011, that the Colombian troops killed leader of the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), during a day-long operation in which his female companion also died. Name the deceased FARC leader 1) Alfonso Cano 3) Pablo Catatumbo 5) None of these 2) Manuel Marulanda 4) Joaqun Gmez Ans.) 1

Ques. : 443 Which of the following squash superstars won a record sixth Women's World Open title recently? 1) Nicol David 2) Jenny Duncalf 3) Madeline Perry 5) None of these 4) Annie Au Ans.) 1

Ques. : 444 Which country won its first Fed Cup title in 23 years recently after securing a 3-2 win over Russia in the final? 1) Iran 2) South Korea

3) Greece 5) Italy Ans.) 4

4) Czech Republic

Ques. : 445 Name the duo who won the Stockholm Open men's doubles title on in October, 2011. 1) Brazilians Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares Haq Qureshi 2) India's Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-ul-

3) Indians Leander Paez and Mahesh Bhupathi 4) Indias Leander Paez and Brazils Marcelo Melo 5) None of the above Ans.) 2

Ques. : 446 Indirect tax collections in October 2011 dropped by 2.5 percent to Rs 30,278 crore on account of a slowing economy. Indirect tax comprises which of the following? 1) Corporate, Excise and Service Tax 2) Customs, Excise and Service tax

3) Service, Excise and Sales Tax 4) Value Added Tax, Sales Tax and Income Tax 5) None of these Ans.) 2

Ques. : 447 Which of the following rating agencies has downgraded the entire Indian banking system's rating outlook from stable to negative indicating deterioration in asset quality in the months ahead? 1) Standard & Poor's (S&P) 3) Moody's 5) CRISIL 4) AM Best Ans.) 3 2) Fitch Rating

Ques. : 448 Which of the following companies entered into a partnership with the department of information technology to provide rural population socially oriented investment options? 1) UTI Infrastructure Technology 3) ICICI Mutual Fund 5) None of these 4) RIL Ans.) 1 2) L&T Infrastructure

Ques. : 449 Who headed the parliamentary standing committee on finance which recommended the foreign direct investment (FDI) in pensions sector?

1) Abhishek Manu Singhvi 3) Yashwant Sinha 5) Yashwant Singh

2) BC Khanduri

4) Pranab Mukherjee Ans.) 2

Ques. : 450 In which Indian city Maglev wheel-less trains, imported from South Korea, will be introduced for daily commuters? 1) Bangalore 3) Chennai 5) Hyderabad 2) New Delhi 4) Kolkata Ans.) 2

Ques. : 451 Name the jeweler brand which has launched its sister concern, Mia, targeting working women. 1) Asmin 3) Nakshatra 5) Vaibhav 2) Tanishq 4) Nirvana Ans.) 2

Ques. : 452 Which of the following rating agencies is the only one which has maintained a stable outlook for the Indian banking system for the next one year? 1) Standard & Poors 3) Moodys 2) CRISIL

4) Brickwork Ratings Ans.) 4

5) None of the above

Ques. : 453 Who among the following Indian has been re-elected as the member of the International Law Commission (ILC) for a five-year term by the United Nations General Assembly recently? 1) Soli Sorabji 2) PV Reddy 4) Narinder Singh

3) Rangnath Misra 5) PN Bhagwati Ans.) 4

Ques. : 454 The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has proposed a negative list of 22 services for taxation against the existing 28. At present, how many services are under Central tax net? 1) 87 2) 95

3) 119 4) 128 5) 132 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 455 . Which among the following awards are given to recognize outstanding worldwide achievement in the field of tobacco control? 1) Mozart Medal 2) Avicenna Prize 4) Luther L Terry Award

3) International Simn Bolvar Prize 5) None of the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 456 How many key infrastructure sectors are known as core sector in Indian economy? 1) Six 3) Eight 5) Twelve 2) Seven 4) Ten Ans.) 3

Ques. : 457 Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) was initiated by which among the following countries? 1) India 3) Maldives 2) Sri Lanka 4) Mauritius

5) Madagascar Ans.) 4

Ques. : 458 Which among the following country had proposed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)? 1) France 3) Ireland 5) China 2) Canada 4) England Ans.) 3

Ques. : 459 Sandhya Rani Devi was recently awarded Arjuna Award for which among the following sports? 1) Shooting 3) Wushu 2) Archery 4) Basket Ball Ans.) 3

5) None of these

Ques. : 460 Which of the following bank has been declared insolvent by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently? 1) Saraswat Bank 2) New Karnataka Bank

3) Gujarat Industrial Co-operative Bank 4) Mahalaxmi Bank 5) Maharashtra Mercantile Bank Ans.) 3

Ques. : 461 Who among the following has been selected for the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2011 for lifetime achievements in empowering women through grassroots entrepreneurship? 1) Suman Muthe 3) Aruna Roy 2) Ela Bhatt

4) Jean Derez Ans.) 2

5) Ranjana Kumari

Ques. : 462 In which country the moves are afoot to launch a college to teach Indian cooking to the citizens of that country so that they get job in the multi-billion Indian food industry? 1) China 3) Britain 2) Germany 4) US

5) South Africa Ans.) 3

Ques. : 463 Which of the following countries is the largest palm oil consumer and importer of the world? 1) Malaysia 3) China 2) Indonesia 4) India

5) US

Ans.) 4

Ques. : 464 For which ailing public sector undertaking (PSU), the Disinvestment Department is planning an outright sale? 1) Hindustan Cables 2) Tyre Corporation of India Ltd

3) Cement Corporation of India 4) HMT (Bearings) 5) Power Finance Development Corporation Ans.) 2

Ques. : 465 Which among the following is the first state of India to launch Dr SMS, an M-health information system, for providing information on medical facilities available in the locality of the resident? 1) Goa 2) Kerala 3) Maharashtra 4) Delhi 5) Punjab Ans.) 2

Ques. : 466 In which countrys elite club christened Friends to our Shore , in which hitherto only four world personalities were members, Indias first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru has been included recently? 1) US 2) France 4) Singapore

3) Russia 5) US Ans.) 4

Ques. : 467 In which state of India a deal between the National Hydro Power Company and Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd for the construction of 1,500-MW Tipaimukh dam project has sparked off a row in Bangladesh? 1) Tripura 2) Meghalaya 4) Nagaland

3) Arunachal Pradesh 5) Manipur Ans.) 5

Ques. : 468 Which country has embarked upon a plan to expand its Navy with Indian support to tackle piracy and narco-terrorism recently?

1) Vietnam 3) Sri Lanka 5) Iran Ans.) 3

2) Myanmar 4) Turkey

Ques. : 469 Which of the following countries of the former Soviet Union have agreed to create a Eurasian Union with Russia as an economic body to reintegrate the former Soviet economies? 1) Kazakhstan and Belarus 3) Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan 5) Uzbekistan and Belarus 2) Ukraine and Belarus 4) Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 470 In which city a hotel has been officially converted to museum as Satyagraha House in South Africa, where Mahatma Gandhi once resided? 1) Durban 3) Pretoria 2) Cape Town 4) East London Ans.) 5

5) Johannesburg

Ques. : 471 Which organization has recently organized New Princess-2011, the first of its kind beauty contest exclusively for former manual scavengers? 1) Clinton Health Access 3) Amnesty International 5) Rashtriya Gramin Abhiyan 2) India Together 4) Sulabh International Ans.) 4

Ques. : 472 As per the latest data, which among the following is the longest rail service in India? 1) Jammu Tawi to Kanyakumari 2) Guwahati to Trivendrum 3) Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari 5) Udhampur to Kanyakumari 4) Patna to Cochin Ans.) 3

Ques. : 473 Severstal AG, a huge steel maker, belongs to which country, which is to sign a joint venture pact with Indias largest iron ore miner, National Mineral Development Council (NMDC), for

the proposed $3 billion steel plant in Karnataka? 1) South Korea 2) Japan 3) US 4) Russia Ans.) 4

5) France

Ques. : 474 In which country telecommunication authority has banned a total of 1,795 words on SMS, decreeing telecom companies to weed out SMSes using these words? 1) Pakistan 3) Britain 5) Indonesia 2) Saudi Arabia 4) Afghanistan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 475 In which country India is funding a $ 150-million railway line to connect for the first time in decades war-torn areas with rest of the country? 1) Afghanistan 2) Sri Lanka 3) Iraq 4) Pakistan 5) Sudan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 476 For the men and women players of which game the Punjab government has decided to offer lucrative jobs, after India won both mens and womens world titles against Canada and United Kingdom respectively? 1) Wrestling 3) Kabaddi 5) Kho-Kho 2) Rugby 4) Hockey Ans.) 3

Ques. : 477 Against the chief of which regulatory body of India, the Supreme Court has recently refused to entertain a PIL accusing finance minister Pranab Mukherjee of interfering in the selection process for members and chairman of the body? 1) TRAI 2) IRDA 3) RBI 4) SEBI 5) Banking ombudsman Ans.) 4

Ques. : 478 Name the country where the UN-backed trial of the former leaders of Khmer Rouge is going on for war crimes? 1) Cambodia 3) Bosnia 5) Sri Lanka 2) Somalia 4) Vietnam Ans.) 1

Ques. : 479 In which country Mariano Rajoy's conservative People's Party has won a landslide victory in the recent general election and he is now the Prime Minister-elect? 1) Italy 2) Greece 3) Guatemala 5) Denmark 4) Spain Ans.) 4

Ques. : 480 On which of the following points the European Commission as well as many individual members of the European Commission has raised concern about the new telecommunication policy of India? 1) Lower foreign direct investment (FDI) cap 2) Strict exit rules for foreign telecom players 4) Non-compete rule for

3) Preference to domestic manufacturers of telecom equipment foreign players 5) Strict condition for employing local manpower Ans.) 3

Ques. : 481 Who among the following has created a new world record of maximum dismissals by a wicketkeeper in first class cricket? 1) Budhi Kunderan 3) Mohammad Nissar 5) Parthiv Patel Ans.) 4 2) Farokh Engineer 4) Ibrahim Khaleel

Ques. : 482 For which state an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has sought approval from the state government for installing a device developed by it, on the lines of Satellite Imaging for Rail Navigation (SIMRAN), which would help passengers locate their buses on the Internet? 1) Delhi 2) Uttar Pradesh

3) Maharashtra 4) Gujarat 5) Goa Ans.) 2

Ques. : 483 Which neighbouring country of India has agreed to sign an extradition treaty to help India extradite insurgent leaders hiding in that country? 1) Myanmar 2) Nepal

3) Bangladesh 4) Pakistan 5) Nepal Ans.) 3

Ques. : 484 Which among the following is not an oil producing field? 1) Bombay High 3) Naharkatia 5) Jamnagar 2) Digboi 4) Ankaleswar Ans.) 5

Ques. : 485 Which among the following city has got the status of Indias first 100 per cent e-literate city? 1) Pune 3) Kozhikode 5) Gurgaon 2) Bangalore 4) Noida Ans.) 3

Ques. : 486 Name the Indian who has co-founded JaxtreSMS which will enable the users to send text messages to any mobile phone in the world free of charge? 1) Ramesh Kumhar 3) Paul Allen 5) Viraf Zack 2) Sabeer Bhatia

4) Shiraz Kanga Ans.) 2

Ques. : 487 Who among the following media person has been honoured with 2011 International Emmy Directorate award for his contribution to Indias television industry? 1) Pronnoy Roy 2) Barkha Dutt

3) Rajdeep Sardesai 5) Subhas Chandra

4) Vinod Dua Ans.) 5

Ques. : 488 Which of the following country has recently sent warships to Syria in a show of support against US and other powers sanctions against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad? 1) Russia 3) France 5) China 2) Iran 4) India Ans.) 1

Ques. : 489 Which of the following country has recently sent warships to Syria in a show of support against US and other powers sanctions against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad? 1) Russia 3) France 5) China 2) Iran 4) India Ans.) 1

Ques. : 490 Which of the following country has recently sent warships to Syria in a show of support against US and other powers sanctions against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad? 1) Russia 3) France 5) China 2) Iran 4) India Ans.) 1

Ques. : 491 Who among the following is to be conferred the Col CK Naidu Lifetime Achievement Trophy? 1) Kapil Dev 2) Mohinder Amarnath

3) Ajit Wadekar 4) Kirti Azad 5) K Srikanth Ans.) 3

Ques. : 492 In which country Mariano Rajoy's conservative People's Party has won a landslide victory in the recent general election and he is now the Prime Minister-elect?

1) Italy 2) Greece 3) Guatemala 5) Denmark 4) Spain Ans.) 4

Ques. : 493 The latest technique in medical science, dracula therapy is now available in India. Dracula therapy is used to fight against which one of the following? 1) Ageing 2) Cancer

3) Aids 4) Dengue 5) Alzheimer Ans.) 1

Ques. : 494 Which private bank has for the first time become the most valuable lender in the country overtaking the 204-year-old State Bank of India in market capitalization? 1) ICICI 2) HDFC 3) HSBC 5) Axis Bank 4) ABN Amro Ans.) 2

Ques. : 495 In the face of financial pressure which private sector telecom major increased international call rate tariffs by up to 10% for some destinations for all customers and reduced certain benefits on add-on services for its prepaid subscribers? 1) Idea Cellular 2) BSNL 3) Airtel 5) Reliance 4) Vodafone Ans.) 3

Ques. : 496 Which renowned cricket writer and commentator committed suicide at a hotel in South Africa recently after being questioned on allegations of sexual assault by the police? 1) John Arlott 2) Trevor Bailey 4) Peter Roebuck Ans.) 4

3) Mike Atherton 5) Mark Baucher

Ques. : 497 Scientists recently discovered Sunken Islands that linked India to Australia. These islands were once part of the supercontinent Gondwana. The islands were formed during Cretacious period___. 1) When dinosaurs roamed the Earth 2) When Himalayas were formed 4) When there was no life on earth Ans.) 1

3) When the very first man came on earth 5) When the Earth was still in molten state

Ques. : 498 With the Central governments clearance for the trifurcation of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), the civic body which covers nearly 97 per cent of the capitals geographical area, how much percentage of wards in all three corporations would be reserved for women? 1) 15% 2) 25% 3) 40% 4) 50% 5) 60% Ans.) 4

Ques. : 499 In which country the President Ali Abdullah has recently signed a deal to hand over his powers after 33 years in office to end a year-long violence? 1) Syria 2) Yemen 3) Morocco 4) Zambia

5) Saudi Arabia Ans.) 2

Ques. : 500 The Planning Commission of India approved anti erosion measures to protect Moisa and Belguri villages in ____. 1) Assam 3) UP 4) Bihar Ans.) 1 2) Jharkhand

5) Uttar Pradesh