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GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE QUESTIONS 1.

The Govt of India has decided to declare which of the following rivers a Nati onal River? a) Brahmaputra b) Yamuna c) Ganga d) Kaveri e) None of these 2. Who amongst the folIowing economists gave the concept of "economies of scale" , which says "many goods and services can be produced more cheaply in long serie s"? a) Edward C Prescott b) Amartya Sen c) Gary S Becker d) Edmund S Phelps e) Paul Krugman 3. Very often we read in newspapers/magazines about "Sovereign Wealth Funds". Wh ich of the following is/ are the correct description of the same? (A) These are the funds or the reserves of a government or central bank of a cou ntry which are invested further to earn profitable returns. (B) These are the funds which were accumulated by some people over the years but were not put in active circulation as they retain them as Black Money for sever al years. (C) The funds which are created to be used as relief funds or bailout packages a re known as sovereign funds. a) Both B & Conly b) Only B c) Only C d) Only A e) None of these 4. Very often we read about Special economic Zones (SEZs) in newspapers. What is the purpose of promoting SEZs in India? (A) They are established to promote exports. (B) They are established to attract investments from foreign countries. (C) They are established to help the poorest of the poor in India as the activit ies of these zones are reserved only forthe poors and those living below poverty line. a) Only A b) Only B c) Only C d) Both A & B only e) None of these 5. BI a) b) c) d) e) The ratio of the Cash Reserves that the banks are required to keep with the R is known as Liquidity Ratio SLR CRR Net Demand & Time Liability None of these

6. The-Govt ofIndia in order to provide some relief to the exporters announced a relief-package of Rs a) 1000 cr b) 2500 cr c) 4000 cr d) 5000 cr

e) 7000 cr 7. The availability of cash and other cash-like marketable instruments that are useful in purchases and investments are commonly known as a) Cash crunch b) Liquidity c) Credit d) Marketability e) None of these 8. a) b) c) d) e) 9. a) b) c) d) e) The White Tiger is a book written by Amitav Ghosh Arundhati Roy VS Naipaul Kiran Desai Aravind Adiga Besides USA and France, India has a Civil Nuclear Deal with Britain Russia Germany Canada Australia

10. Jnanpith Award is given for excellence in the field of a) Music b) Literature c) Sports d) Films e) Social Services 11. As per newspaper reports, India's trade gap has been showing a negative grow th for the last few months. "Trade Gap" means what? a) Gap between total GDP and total consumption b) Gap between total imports and total exports c) Gap between available liquidity and expected demand in next five months d) Gap between budgeted revenue collection and actual collection of the same e) None of these 12. 'Equity schemes managed strong NAV gains, which, boost their assets' was a n ews in some financial newspapers. What is the full form of the term NAVas used i n above head lines? a) Nil Accounting Variation b) Net Accounting Venture c) Net Asset Value d) New Asset Venture e) None of these 13. As per reports published in various newspapers, mutual fund companies showed 94 per cent growth in their total profits during 2009-10. This means the profit s earned by these companies were 94 per cent a) in their total investments they made collectively during the year b) more than their profits during previous year c) of the total capital of the company d) less than the total expenditure of the companies e) None of these 14. As per the reports published in some major news papers "ADAG companies" made good profits during the year. ADAG companies are popularly known as a) Companies owned by Tata Group

b) c) d) e)

Aditya Birla Companies Reliance Companies Companies owned by Aptech None of these

15. "Mutual Funds reported exceptional performance in 2009-10" was the news in m ajor financial news papers recently. What is a mutual fund? A. A type of collective investment scheme that pools money from many investors a nd invests it in stocks, bonds or other money market instruments. B. It is a subsidiary of a bank or financial company created specially to raise money to be invested in a particular industry, ie housing or insurance etc. The money raised thus cannot be invested anywhere else. C. When several banks and financial companies come together and create a common pool of money to fund mega infrastructural project like bridges, roads, power pl ants etc, the common pool is known as Mutual Fund. a) Only A b) Only B c) Only C d) All A, B & C e) None of these 16. We very frequently read about Europe's sovereign debt crisis these days. Whi ch of the following statements/is/are true about the same? A. In early 2010 the Euro crisis developed in some countries like Greece, Spain and Portugal. B. This created a credit default swap between the countries of the European Unio n .. C. SAARC countries have offered some assistance to some of the severely affected countries like Portugal, Spain and Greece. a) Only A b) Only B c) OnlyA & B d) All A, B & C e) None of these 17. As per the announcement made by the RBI, some Stock Exchanges in India are a llowed to introduce Plain Vanilla Currency Options. The term Plain Vanilla Curre ncy Options is associated with which of the following activities/operations? a) Dollar-Rupee Exchange Rate b) Floating of Commercial Papers c) Launch of new mutual funds d) Deciding the opening price of a share on a particular" business day e) None of these 18. The process of "Artificial Application of Water to the soil usually for assi sting in growing crops" is technically known as a) water harvesting b) irrigation c) water recharging d) percolation e) none of these 19. Waste Water generates which of the following gases. which is more powerful a nd dangerous than C02? a) Nitrogen b) Sulphur dioxide c) Hydrogen d) Methane e) None ofthese

20. Which of the following days was observed as World Water Day 2010? a) 20th June b) 22nd July c) 22nd March d) 20th May e) None of these 21. "Indira Gandhi Canal", which is around 450 km long, provides irrigation faci lity mainly to which of the following states? a) Punjab b) Haryana c) Madhya Pradesh d) Gujarat e) Rajasthan 22. Who amongst the following is the director of the popular Hindi film "OyeLuck y ! Lucky Oye"? a) Mani Ratnam b) David Dhavan c) Dibakar Banerjee d) R Balakrishnan e) None of these 23. Which of the following is NOT a missile developed by the Defence Research an d Development. Organisation (DRDO) ? a) Shaurya b) Pinaka c) Brahmos d) Agni e) Nag 24. Which ofthe following metals is used for generation of Nuclear Energy by mos t of the Nuclear Power Plants? a) Zinc b) Platinum c) Uranium d) Nickel e) None of these 25. Indus Water Treaty is a pact on' sharing of river water between India and a) Bangladesh b) Pakistan c) Nepal d) Afghanistan e) Myanmar 26. Which of the following is/are considered a Renewable Source of Energy? A. Wind Energy B. Solar Energy C. Nuclear Energy a) OnlyA b) OnlyB c) OnlyC d) Only A & B e) All A, B' & C 27. Mrs. Pratibha a) 10th President b) 11th President c) 12th President Patil is the _______the President of India of India of India of India

d) 1st President of India e) 15th President of India 28. How many intertwined rings are shown in the Olympic Flag used these days in the games? a) Five b) Six c) Seven d) Three e) None of these 29. India's 'Look East' trade policy is designed to help particularly members of which of the following group of nations? a) SAARC b) ASEAN c) WTO d) NAT e) EU 30. Which of the following countries has signed a 22-Point Agreement with Madhes i People's Right Forum (MPRF)? a) China b) Nepal c) India d) Bangladesh e) Myanmar 31. 'Brahmos' is designed to be used by which of the following? a) Indian Navy b) Indian Army c) Indian Air Force d) Border Security Force e) All of these 32. Which of the following agencies/organisations is setting up India's first Na tural Resource Data Centre in Kolkata? a) RBI b) SEBI c) NABARD d) S~C e) BARC 33. The Finance Minister ofIndia recently made a mention that Infrastructure Dev elopment in India should be done on PPP model only. What is the full form of'PPP '? a) Purchasing Power Parity b) Public Private Partnership c) Purchase Produce Provide d) People's Programme & Priority e) None of these 34. The Global Non-Violence Day was observed on which of the following days? a) 15th August b) 14th November c) 19th September d) 2nd October e) 30th January 35. The period for 11 th Five Year Plan is a) 2005-10

b) c) d) e)

2006-11 2007-12 2008-13 None of these

36. Who amongst the following has played the main/lead role in the film Chak De India? a) Abhishek Bachchan b) Salman Khan c) Aamir Khan d) Shah Rukh Khan e) None of these 37. 'Ranji Trophy' is associated with the game of a) Hockey b) Football c) Badminton d) Cricket e) Tennis 38. Which ofthe following awards is given for excellence in literary work? a) Bharat Ratna b) Shanti Swamp Bhatnagar Award c) DronacharyaAward d) Arjuna Award e) Pulitzer Prize 39. Roger Federer, who won the US Open 2007 Tennis Championship, is a citizen of a) Belgium b) France c) Russia d) USA e) Switzerland 40. Which of the following awards is NOT a 'Gallantry I Award'? a) Mahavir Chakra b) Vir Chakra c) Vishista Sewa Medal d) Ashok Chakra e) Saraswati Saminan 41. As per the to Commerce Ministry data released on 2 January 2012, India s expor ts recorded their slowest pace of growth in two years in November 2011. What was the per centage of growth recorded? a) 4.2% b) 3.8% c) 2.2% d) 0.94% 42. The capital market regulator SEBI on 3 January 2012 allowed auctioning of se curities through stock exchanges and introduced a new method for institutional p lacement of stocks. Which of the following facts related to the above statement is/are not true? 1. Under the institutional placement programme (IPP), shares can be sold only to qualified institutional buyers. 2. There shall be at least 25 allottees in every IPP issuance. No single investo r shall receive allotment for more than 25% of the offer size 3. The IPP method can be used to increase public holding by 10% and could be off ered to only qualified institutional buyers with 25% being reserved for mutual f unds and insurance companies

4. Under the IPP, companies will have to announce the ratio of buy-back, as is d one in the case of rights issues and fix a record date for determination of enti tlements as per shareholding on record date a) Only 1 b) Only 3 c) Only 2 d) Only 4 43. What is the Finace Ministry s decision on the rates applicable on small saving s instruments schemes that would be announced on April 1 each year? a) rate would remain valid till the maturity of the scheme b) rate would change in the first qurter of that respective year c) rates would change depending on different maturity period d) rates would remainvalid for six months post the maturity 44. Scientists discovered unknown species off the coast of Antarctica. Consider the following statements: i) The temperature in this region rises to 380 degree Celsius. Ii) There is plenty of light in this region. Which of the above statements is/ are correct? a) Only i b) Only ii c) Both i and ii d) Neither i nor ii 45. Scientists produced artificial human semen to help infertile men. Consider the following statements: i) The scientists grew the sperm by enveloping the germ cells in a special compo und called agar jelly. ii) The artificial human semen could help infertile men father their own childre n. Choose the right option: a) Both i and ii are correct. b) Only i is correct. c) Only ii is correct. d) Neither i nor ii is correct. 46. Health Authorities in Australia recently detected Deadly Disease, Murray Val ley Encephalitis. The disease is caused by the__. a) Flies b) Mosquitoes c) Birds d) Dogs 47. Which PSU announced on 2 January 2012 that its board approved in a meeting h eld on 30 December 2011 the switching over to internationally-accepted Gross Cal oric Value-based pricing mechanism? a) BHEL b) ISPAT c) CIL d) IOC 48. Mukesh Ambani s Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) entered the media and entertainm ent sector by making a major investment in one of India s largest broadcast compan ies. Name the broadcast company. a) Network18 Group b) Adlabs Films c) Balaji Telefilms d) Bag Films 49. India approved the acquisition of French advanced missile systems to arm th

e Mirage-2000 fighter jets. Consider the following statements: i) The cabinet committee on Security cleared the contract for the fire and forg et MICA with French company MBDA. ii) MICA are interception and aerial combat missiles. Choose the right option: a) Both i and ii are correct. b) Only i is correct. c) Only ii is correct. d) Neither i nor ii is correct. 50. The Union government approved Katra-Quazigund Railway line project. The pro ject is located in__. a) Jammu and Kashmir b) Bihar c) Punjab d) Haryana 51. (1) Theatre director, screenplay writer and actor Satyadev Dubey, credited with introducing existential and absurd theatre, passed away on 25 December 2011. Whi ch facts about the concerned person is/are not true? (2) he got attracted to the post-1947 theatre and joined Theatre Unit, the theat re group-cum-school founded by Ebrahim Alkazi (3) Dubey came into prominence with Dharamvir Bharati s radio-play Andha Yug that brought to the fore the pervasive criminal and homicidal tendencies during the t imes of war. (4) He penned screenplays/dialogue of some acclaimed films in the 1970s, includi ng Shyam Benegal's Nishant, Ankur, Kalyug and Bhumika (5) He won the Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue in 1980 for the film Ankur a) Only 1 b) Only 4 c) 2 & 3 d) Only 2 52. Lok Sabha on 27 December 2011 passed the Lokpal and Lokayukta bill, 2011. Co nsider the following statements: i) The setting up of Lokayuktas by the states would not be mandatory. ii) The constitutional amendment bill fell through. Choose the right option: a) Both i and ii are correct. b) Only i is correct. c) Only ii is correct. d) Neither i nor ii is correct. 53. (1) Reserve Bank of India deregulated non-resident external (NRE) deposits on 16 December 2011 allowing banks to offer higher interest rates to dollar-denomina ted accounts. Which of the following facts related to the above statement is/are not true? (2) Reserve Bank freed the rates on non-resident external accounts, offering int erest as high as 9.6% per annum (3) Following RBI s deregulation five Indian banks, including HDFC Bank and Yes Ba nk on 23 December 2011 raised their interest rates on such deposits in order to lure foreign money (4) Private lender Yes Bank increased the interest rates on fixed deposits held by non-resident Indians (NRIs) to 8.4 per cent from 3.82 per cent (5) The new rates are effective from 24 December for fresh deposits as well as t hose being renewed on maturity. a) 1 & 2 b) Only4

c) Only 3 d) 1 & 4 54. According to the RBI data, India's foreign exchange reserves fell by what am ount to $302.1 billion during the week ended 16 December 2011 on account of a f all in foreign currency assets? a) $4.67 billion b) $3.33 billion c) $5 billion d) $5.75 billion 55. Telecom Commission, the decision-making body of the Department of Telecommun ications recommended a uniform licence fee of what per cent of adjusted gross re venues (AGR) as against the prevalent rate of 6-8 per cent? a) 10% b) 8% c) 5.2% d) 9.3% 56. NASA's Kepler mission discovered the first Earth-size planets orbiting a su n-like star outside our solar system. These planets are called ___ and____. a) Kepler-20e; Kepler-20f b) Kepler-20a; Kepler-20b c) Kepler-20c; Kepler-20d d) Kepler-20m; Kepler-20n 57. Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies report discovered a missing link between the body s biological clock and sugar metabolism system. Cons ider the following statements i) Sugar Metabolism is a process by which the body uses sugar for energy. ii) If the human body produces too little insulin, the amount of sugar in the bl ood increases abnormally, a condition known as hyperglycemia. Choose the right option: a) Both i and ii are correct. b) Neither i nor ii is correct. c) Only i is correct. d) Only ii is correct. 58. Name the gene found by the neuroscientists, which could help in creating and altering memory. a) Mpas 4 b) Npas 4 c) Npas 3 d) Mpas 2 59. Name the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader who was inducted into the Union Cabi net as civil aviation minister on 18 December 2011. a) Ajit Singh b) Jayant Chaudhary c) Devendra Nagpal d) Sanjay Singh Chauhan 60. Popularly known as Adam Gondvi, this Hindi poet who wrote revolutionary poe try focusing on the pathetic state of dalits and the poor breathed his last in L ucknow on 18 December 2011. Name the poet. a) Bharat Bhusan b) Ram Nath Singh c) Uday Prakash d) Shail Chaturvedi e) Naresh Mehta

61. The Union cabinet of India on 22 December 2011 approved __ percent share for minorities within the 27% OBC quota in jobs and university seats. a) 4.5 b) 5.6 c) 3.4 d) 5 62. The Manipur Legislative Assembly passed the Manipur Lokayukta Bill, 2011. Ma nipur will be the __state in North-Eastern India to have alegislation of Lokayuk ta. a) Second b) Third c) First d) Fourth 63. (1) Former Czech president Vaclav Havel who had been suffering from chronic resp iratory problems died on 18 December 2011. Which of the following facts mentione d about him is/are not true? (2) He was the tenth and last president of Czechoslovakia (1989 92) and the second President of the Czech Republic (1993 2003) (3) He played a seminal role in the Velvet Revolution that ended four decades of repression by a regime which Havel ridiculed as Absurdistan. (4) He co-authored the human rights manifesto Charter 77, which drew wide attent ion in the West. (5) As president, he oversaw the country's transition to democracy and a free-ma rket economy and also the peaceful 1993 breakup into the Czech Republic and Slov akia. a) Only 3 b) Only 1 c) 1 & 4 d) Only 4 64. The enigmatic leader of North Korea Kim who led his nation for 17 years thro ugh a devastating famine while frustrating the United States and other global po wers with approach to talks on giving up nuclear arms in return for food and oth er assistanceon died on 17 December 2011 after he suffered a massive heart attac k. Name the leader a) Kim Jong-il b) Kim Il-sung c) Kim Jong-un d) Kim Jong-chul 65. Which Controversial film based on the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam and dire cted by Sohan Roy made it to a shortlist for the Oscars under the Best Picture c ategory? a) Rio and The Muppets b) Undefeated c) Project Nim d) Dam 999 66. India and Australia on 16 December 2011 signed an agreement to amend DTAA (D ouble Taxation Avoidance Agreement). DTAA was signed between India and Australi a in__. a) 1990 b) 1991 c) 1992 d) 1995

67. The Indian women's hockey team defeated Ireland 4-1 win to clinch the bronze medal in the four-nation tournament held in Parana, Argentina in December 2011. Which team won the gold medal? a) South Africa b) USA c) Argentina d) Pakistan 68. Who defeated ace badminton player and World No. 4 Saina Nehwal of India in t he women s singles final of the $500000 BWF World Super Series badminton champions hip in China on 18 December 2011? a) Zhang Ning b) Xie Xingfang c) Xu Huaiwen d) Wang Yihan 69. Which India striker was on 20 December 2011 voted Player of the Year by the All India Football Federation? a) Sunil Chhetri b) Savio Medeira c) Kyrshan Lyngshing d) Babu Mani 70. Diesel consumption in Delhi declined by a startling 26% in 2010-11 compared to 2009-10. Delhi was however found to have used 2.24% more petrol in the same p eriod. As per the latest Delhi government figures, the consumption of diesel in the city stood at what amount in 2010-2011? a) 10.98 lakh metric tonnes b) 7.5 lakh metric tonnes c) 8.11 lakh metric tonnes d) 6 lakh metric tonnes 71. Fears of continuing economic slowdown, lack of decision making at the centre , rising fiscal deficit combined with not-so-impressive revenue collections upse t Dalal Street investors on 20 December 2011. Which of the foolowing facts rela ted to the above statement is/are not true? 1. Fears of continuing economic slowdown, lack of decision making at the centre, rising fiscal deficit combined with not-so-impressive revenue collections led t o a 204 points loss in sensex that ended at 15175 2. The slide on 20 December 2011 was triggered by FII selling which recorded a n et outflow of Rs 600 crore, taking the month s total net outflow to about Rs 1700 crore. 3. The combined effect of the market s slide and the depreciation of the rupee for ced India to exit from the select group of countries with a $1 trillion market c apitalization 4. There was not even a single ADR issue in 2011. However, companies raised abou t $220 million through GDRs (Global Depository Receipts) during 2011 a) Only 1 b) 3 & 4 c) Only 3 d) Only 2 72. Credit rating agency Moody's on 21 December 2011 upgraded the credit rating of the Indian government's bonds from the speculative to investment grade. Which of the following facts related to the above statement is/are true? 1. According to a release issued by the Finance Ministry, Moody's unified India' s local and foreign currency bond ratings at Baa3 2. Moody's Investor Service upgraded its local currency rating for Indian govern ment bonds to Baa3 which is speculative grade as compared to the earlier Ba1 whi ch is junk or investment grade.

3. India's foreign currency bond ceiling is unchanged at Baa2, and the foreign c urrency bank deposit ceiling is Baa3. The local currency bond and bank deposit c eilings are unified at A1. 4. The government's local currency short-term rating has been changed to P-3 fro m NP, indicating the government's ability to repay short-term debts. a) Only 2 b) Only 1 c) 1 & 3 d) Only 4 73. According to official data released here on 22 December 2011, food inflation dropped sharply to an almost four-year low of what per cent during the week end ed 10 December indicating an overall easing of prices? a) 1.5% b) 1.32% c) 1.81 % d) 2.32% 74. Which of India's leading commodity bourses on 20 December 2011 became the wo rld's fifth-largest commodity futures exchange? a) National Multi Commodity Exchange of India b) Bharat Diamond Bourse c) Multi Commodity Exchange d) Bombay Stock Exchange 75. Ravi Ruia decided on 21 December 2011 to step down as chairman of which of t he following London-listed after a trial court admitted a criminal chargesheet f iled by the investigating agency, CBI? a) Essar Energy b) Essar Shipping c) Essar Oil d) Eaasr Technologies 76. Which company won the award for Alternative Thinking and Driving Positive Ch ange in the Fleet Owner category at the Mahindra Navistar Transport Excellence A wards 2011 at Hotel Ashok here on 20 December 2011? a) Tata Motors b) Hero Group c) Edu Comp d) Agarwal Packers & Movers 77. Which PSU lender decided to aggressively market its gold loan scheme for far mers to prevent defaults after the agriculture sector witnessed a sharp spike in bad debt in the past one year? a) Union Bank b) United Bank of India c) Industrial Development Bank of India d) State Bank of India 78. Who did the Central Government appoint as Chairman and Managing Director (CM D) of Andhra Bank? a) B. A. Prabhakar b) O. P. Bhatt c) Pratip Chaudhuri d) S. Vishvanathan 79. The directorate general of hydrocarbons (DGH), the technical arm of the oil ministry approved which company s proposal to commence production from Bhagyam, th e second-largest oil field in the Rajasthan block? a) Essar Oil

b) ONGC c) Cairn India d) Indian Oil 80. Scientists discovered that the protein__ is responsible for regulating fatty acid oxidation in the liver and is critical for metabolism. a) CPT1 b) CTP1 c) CTT1 d) CPT2 81. British Scientists recently developed a technology to produce pocket TV. Con sider the following statements: i) Scientists developed a new form of light-emitting crystals, known as quantum dots. ii) These tiny crystals are 100000 times smaller than the width of human hair. Choose the right option: a) Both i and ii are correct. b) Only i is correct. c) Only ii is correct. d) Neither i nor ii is correct. 82. Scientists developed a hydrogel that regenerate healthy and scar-free tissue on skin damaged by severe burns. Consider the following statements: i) The hydrogel helps in formatting of new blood vessels and skin including hair follicles. ii) The injured soldiers, fire victims and people with third degree burns can av ail of the gel. Choose the right option: a) Both i and ii are correct. b) Only i is correct. c) Only ii is correct. d) Neither i nor ii is correct. 83. The Sangita Kalanidhi M.S. Subbulakshmi Award was presented to whom at the i nauguration of the 85th annual conference of the Music Academy in Chennai on 15 December 2011? a) S.R. Nathan b) Trichy Sankaran c) Subramania Pillai d) Subramaniyam Iyer 84. The 40th anniversary of vijay diwas was celebrated on which day marking the finest hour of the Indian armed forces when they defeated Pakistan, leading to t he creation of Bangladesh in 1971? a) 12 December b) 15 December c) 16 December d) 18 December 85. The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on 15 December 2011 approved amendment to the s tate industrial policy. Consider the following statements: i) The amended industrial policy seeks to promote environmentally sustainable de velopment in the state and encourage cleaner production and adoption. ii) Under this policy, disincentive industries will be put on negative list. Choose the right option: a) Both i and ii are correct. b) Only i is correct. c) Only ii is correct. d) Neither i nor ii is correct.

86. The Supreme Court of India directed Tamil Nadu to ensure that the water leve l in the Mullaperiyar dam does not exceed __but declined to entertain Kerala s ple a for reducing the level to__. a) 136 feet; 120 feet b) 120 feet; 136 feet c) 140 feet; 112 feet d) 150 feet; 140 feet 87. A parliamentary committee on 13 December 2011 rejected the proposal to allow what percentage foreign direct investment in the insurance sector? a) 51% b) 49% c) 43% d) 29% 88. According to data from research body All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD), Indian drugmakers posted a certain per cent month-on-month gr owth in sales of November 2011 which was the highest in the past 14 months. What was the per cent of sales growth projected for the month? a) 23% b) 31% c) 21% d) 43% 89. The government waived loan of handloom weavers in India to help revive the s ector under the scheme of Revival, Reform and Restructuring Package for Handloom Sector. What amount of loan was waived? a) Rs 548.35 crore b) Rs 420.66 crore c) Rs 506.64 crore d) Rs 3521 crore 90. A committee on mutual funds, constituted by SEBI in december 2011 recommende d to the regulator s board to break down the bifurcation within the fee structure known as expense ratio. Which of the following facts are not true with regard to the above statement? 1. Currently mutual funds are allowed to charge up to 2.25% as expense ratio. f und houses are allowed to accept only 1.25% as asset management charges 2. Funds with large corpuses currently charge 1.55% as expenses charges 3. SEBI was suggested to keep overall scheme expenses unchanged at 2.25% for sch emes with assets under management not exceeding Rs 400 crore 4. Expense ratio is more than important in debt schemes where the rate of return is not hig. a) 1 & 2 b) 3 & 4 c) 1 & 3 d) Only 2 e) None of the above 91. Which player became the first player to win the Orders of Merit on both side s of the Atlantic on 11 December 2011 when he shot a closing 66 to finish third in the Dubai World Championship? a) Luke Donald b) Alvaro Quiros c) Rory McIlroy d) Paul Lawrie 92. Which country defeated Spain 1-0 to win for the 4th time hockey s Champions Tr ophy title on 11 December 2011?

a) b) c) d)

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93. Name the woman squash player who on 10 December 2011 annexed the elusive wom en s title while in the Senior National Squash Championship in Chennai. a) Sarah Fitz-Gerald b) Dipika Pallikal c) Anaka Alankamony d) Sushma Pillai 94. (1) The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) on 5 December 2011 transfer red indigenously-developed Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology to seven telecom equipment manufacturers. Which of the following facts about the te chnology is not true? (2) The GPON technology is a pivotal component required for broadband connectivi ty over optical fibre. (3) C-DOT indigenously designed and developed GPON technology, which can be used to provide triple play (voice, video and data) through fibre-based networks (4) The GPON technology was tested, validated, field-evaluated and made operatio nal in MTNL's/VSNL s network in Ajmer (Rajasthan) (5) The technology will help fulfil requirements of major national programmes li ke the National Optical Fibre Network and the State Wide Area Network. a) Only 1 b) Only 3 c) 1 & 4 d) Only 4 95. Bank lending to the priority sector grew at what percentagein October 2011 o n an annual basis due to lower offtake by agriculture and MSME segments as well as decline in micro credit? a) 10% b) 12% c) 13.7% d) 8.3% 96. With the inauguration of the first state-of-the-art ATDC-SMART (Skill for Ma nufacturing Apparels through Research and Training) in Egmore, Chennai, the Mini stry of Textiles launched which of the following schemes? a) National Technology Mission for Technical Textiles b) Integrated Skill Development Scheme c) Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) For Textile d) Rural Textiles Technology Development Skill 97. Which bank signed a memorandum of understanding with Life Insurance Corporat ion of India (LIC) to use the National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) facility to facilitate electronic funds transfer of policy payments to policyholders? a) IDBI b) Corp Bank c) Indian Overseas Bank d) Dhanlaxmi Bank 98. World Aids Day is observed anually on 1 December 2011. What was the theme of World AIDS Day 2011? a) Getting to Zero b) Stigma and Discrimination c) Women & AIDS

d) Force For Change: World AIDS Campaign With Young People 99. (1) An icon of Indian cinema and evergreen star Dev Anand died at the age of 88 in London on 3 December 2011 (4 December according to IST) after suffering a mas sive cardiac arrest. Which of the following facts about him is/are not true? (2) Dev Anand started his career with Prabhat Films' Hum Ek Hain (1946) soon aft er he joined IPTA (3) Anand started producing films after the success of Ziddi. He launched his ow n company Navketan in 1949 which, by 2011, had produced 31 films (4) His first colour film, Johny Mera Naam with Waheeda Rehman was based on the novel of the same name by R. K. Narayan (5) The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002 a) 1 & 4 b) Only 3 c) 2 & 4 d) 1 & 4 100. The Golden Peacock Award for the Best Film was given to which of the follow ing films at the 42nd International Film Festival of India which came to an end at the Kala Academy in Panaji, Goa on 3 December 2011? a) Russian film Elena b) an Israeli film Restoration c) Columbian Film Porfirio d) Malayalam film Adaminte Makan Abu Answer 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. (c) (e) (d) (d) (c) (d) (b) (e) (b) (b) (b) (c) (b) (c) (a) (a) (a) (b) (d) (c) (e) (c) (a) (c) (b) 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. (d) (c) (a) (b) (b) (b) (c) (b) (d) (c) (d) (d) (e) (e) (e) (b) (c) (a) (a) (a) (a) (c) (a) (a) (a) 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. (b) (a) (c) (a) (b) (a) (a) (b) (a) (b) (a) (b) (b) (a) (d) (b) (c) (d) (a) (c) (d) (a) (c) (d) (a) 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. (d) (d) (a) (c) (a) (a) (a) (b) (c) (a) (a) (b) (c) (d) (d) (a) (c) (b) (b) (a) (b) (d) (a) (b) (c)