Saturday, June 29, 2013

General awareness Questions for GIC/RBI/IBPS PO/CLERK CWE III SET:-016

1. In a recent cabinet reshuffle who among the following has been appointed as the New Labour and Employment Minister?  (1) K.S. Rao  (2) Girija Vyas (3) C.P. Joshi (4) SiS Ram Ola (5) None of these
2. Recently Bahukutumbi Raman passed away in Chennai. He is a ____?(1) Former MP from Rajya Sabha(2) One of the founders of India's external intelligence wing -- the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)(3) Renowned Journalist(4) Telugu writer(5) Former Governor of West Bengal
3. Recently Tan Twan Eng, the Malaysian author was declared as the winner of Walter Scott Prize 2013 for his English fiction novel ___? (1) The Streets (2) The Stranger’s Child (3) The Garden of Evening Mists (4) Bring Up the Bodies (5) None of these
4. Who among the following has been elected as the new President of Iran? (1) Hassan Rohani (2) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (3) Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf (4) Mohammad Khatani (5) None of these
5. Recently John Ashe in news. He is  ____? (1) Elected as the New US envoy to Libya (2) Elected as the New President of UN General Assembly (3) Elected as the New President of Indonesia (4) Elected as the New President of ADB (Asian Development Bank) (5) None of these
6. “Umeed” a central social welfare scheme for poor rural women launched in which State/UT?(1) Goa (2) Andhra Pradesh(3) J&K  (4) Himachal Pradesh(5) None of these
7. 39th G-8 Summit to be held in which among the following countries to discuss the issue of "tax avoidance" by companies in increasingly globalised economy?(1) USA  (2) France(3) Italy (4) Ireland(5) Russia
8. Recently Google has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the first time in India under its Education Initiative, with which among the following State/ U.T. of India?(1) Bihar (2) Pondicherry(3) Goa (4) Andhra Pradesh(5) Rajasthan
9. Name the Indo-Russian military exercise is scheduled to take place in October 2013 at Mahajan field firing range of Rajasthan in India.(1) Sampriti –III  (2) Indra(3) Kurukshetra  (4) Yudh Abhyas (5) None of these
10.  Who among the following took charge as the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) Secretary?(1) Rajiv Takru (2) M. F. Farooqui(3) Rentala Chandrashekhar (4) RK Singh(5) None of these
11. World Refugee Day observed on ___?(1) 22 April (2) 20 June(3) 21 May (4) 24 July(5) None of these
12. Which among the following organization to provide $225 million loan to India for AIDS Control Project National AIDS Control Project (NACP-IV)' to promote safe behaviour among high risk groups?(1)  World Bank  (2) ADB (Asian Development Bank)(3) UNAIDS United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS(4) UNDP(5) None of these
13. Which among the following cities to host World Economic Forum (India chapter) on November 8 and 9?(1) Bangalore  (2) Mysore(3) Gurgaon(4) Kochi(5) None of these
14. A book “The Future is Now” written by:(1) Abhinav Adiga(2) Chetan Bhagat(3) Shashi Tharoor(4) Mrinal Pandey(5) Alok Mehta
15. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Chairman of Air Asia?(1) Ratan Tata(2) Subramanian Ramadorai(3) Arun Bhatia(4) Sachin Verma(5) None of these
16. World highest wind tunnel to open in ____?(1) India(2) USA(3) China(4) Australia(5) Dubai
17. Professor Ramdarash Mishra conferred with the Vyas Samman for the year___?(1) 2012 (2) 2011(3) 2010  (4)2013(5) None of these
18. Gershwin Prize given in which among the following field?(1) Science   (2) Sports(3) Literature (4) Music(5) Art
19. 46th annual meeting of the Manila –based multilateral lending agency held in _ ?(1) Gurgaon    (2) New Delhi(3) Greater Noida  (4) Bangalore(5) Chennai
20.  Recently Which among the following company become first company to  suspend gold sales?(1) Muthoot Finance Corp.(2) Mannapuram Finance Gold Loan(3) Reliance Capital(4) HDFC (5) SBI
21. Recently which among the following player won the Silver medal for India at the 3rd China Open boxing tournament?(1) Jaideep Singh (2) Ajay Kumar (3) Manjeet Singh (4) Sunil Kumar (5) None of these
22.   Vijay Kelkar Committee was constituted for ____?(1) Frame Rules for Foreign Investors(2) to suggest a roadmap for fiscal consolidation(3) Bhopal Gas Disaster(4) to give report on decontrol of sugar industry(5) None of these
23. Which among the following countries became the 5th country to Ratify Istanbul Convention?(1) Iraq     (2) Syria(3) Italy     (4) Portugal(5) None of these
24. Recently Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) set up a Committee to examine aspects related indecent depiction of women in mass media. Who is the head of the committee?(1) K. Ratna Prabha (2) Dr. Charu Sharma(3) Prof. Shefali Bhagat (4) Priyanka Agarwal(5) Mamta Sharma
25. Recently Barack Obama nominated James Comey as the next FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Director. He will succeed _____?(1) Louis Freeh (2) Stanley Finch(3) William J. Burns (4) Robert Mueller  (5) None of these
26.  Recently 39th G-8 Summit held in which among the following country? (1) China  (2) Russia (3) France (4) USA (5) UK
27. As per RBI’s assessment, wholesale price index (WPI) based inflation is expected to be range bound around 5.5 per cent during 2013-14. (1) 3.5%   (2) 4.5% (3) 5.5%   (4) 6.5% (5) None of these
28. To which among the following countries NTPC has ink an agreement for the execution of the proposed 2 x 250 MW Sampur power project? (1) Bangladesh (2) Nepal (3) Pakistan (4) Bhutan (5) Sri Lanka
29.  “Umeed” a central social welfare scheme for poor rural women launched in which State/UT? (1) Goa (2) Andhra Pradesh (3) J&K     (4) Himachal Pradesh (5) None of these
30. Which among the following Indian Film Bags Yellow Oscar Award at the Uranium Film Festival at Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil? (1) Laggan (2) High Power (3) Printed Rainbow  (4) Little Energy (5) None of these
31. According to a study, World Wealth Report 2013, India has clocked the second highest growth in the population of High Net-worth Individuals (HNIs) in 2012 only behind 1) Hong Kong 2) China 3) Brazil 4) Malaysia 5) None of these
32.Which of the following companies has come up with the plans of beaming Internet with the help of giant balloons in the areas without access to Internet? 1) Microsoft 2) IBM 3) Google 4) Yahoo 5) None of these
33. Which of the following is not a function of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? 1) Issuance of currency 2) Banker of the Govt 3) Controller of banks 4) Controller of credit 5) All are functions of the RBI
34. Consider the following with respect to Commodity Transaction Tax (CTT) and choose the correct statement(s): 1) The CTT will come into effect from July 1, 2013. 2) The CTT will be charged at 0.01 per cent on the transactions of various non-agricultural commodities, including gold, sugar and edible oils. 3) The tax would be levied on futures trading and not on spot trading in the commodities. 4) All the above 5) None of these
35. Italy has become the recent country to ratify Istanbul Convention. This convention is aimed at which of the following? 1) Combating violence against women 2) Combating violence against children 3) Combating violence against animals 4) Combating violence against development of fissile material 5) None of these
36. The UN General Assembly had declared which of the following days as “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom? 1) Jun 18 2) Jul 18 3) Aug 18 4) Sep 18 5) None of these
37. The NSSO under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the key indicators of employment and unemployment in India recently. NSSO stands for 1) National Statistics Survey Office 2) National Sample Survey Office 3) National Specific Survey Office 4) National Systematic Survey Office 5) None of these
38. Who among the following has been appointed the new Chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) recently? 1) Sudha Sharma 2) Poonam Kishore Saxena 3) AK Singh 4) Sudhir Chandra 5) None of these
39. Name the university which has become the country’s first-ever technical university for women? 1) Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University 2) Bharati Vidyapeeth's Technical University 3) Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology 4) National Institute of Technology, Delhi 5) None of these
40. The recent forest fire in which of the following countries has increased the pollution in the neighbouring countries, Singapore and Malaysia to a hazardous level? 1) Indonesia 2) Papua New Guinea 3) Cambodia 4) Philippines 5) None of these
41. Which of the following states/UTs has been ranked on top in the recent financial inclusion index released by the rating and analysis agency CRISIL? 1) Gujarat 2) Kerala 3) Chandigarh 4) Puducherry 5) None of these
42. Which of the following instruments cannot be endorsed? 1) A bank draft 2) A promissory note 3) A fixed deposit receipt 4) A cheque 5) None of these
43. The Bank of England is considering replacing the image of Charles Darwin from one of its notes and replacing it with that of Jane Austen. Which of the following novels was not authored by the renowned novelist Jane Austen? 1) Mother 2) Pride and Prejudice 3) Sense and Sensibility 4) Emma 5) Persuasion
44. The state run ONGC and OIL has acquired gas assets of Videocon located in which of the following countries for $2.5 bn? 1) Nigeria 2) Vietnam 3) Mozambique 4) Algeria 5) None of these
45. The merger of Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam was in news recently. The new single entity Tech Mahindra has become the ____biggest IT firm in India. 1) third 2) fourth 3) fifth 4) sixth 5) None of these
46. The KM Chandrasekhar Committee is associated with which of the following? 1) Standardising and unifying the rules regarding foreign investments into the capital markets 2) Standardising and unifying the rules regarding domestic investments into the capital markets 3) Standardising and unifying the rules regarding Indian investments into the foreign capital markets 4) Standardising and unifying the rules regarding fund collection by chit fund companies from public 5) None of these
47. Carlo Ancelotti has been appointed the manager of which of the following famous soccer teams? 1) Real Madrid (Spain) 2) Chelsea (England) 3) Barcelona (Spain) 4) Manchester United 5) None of these
48. The market regulator Sebi has announced to merge FIIs, sub-accounts and QFIs in a new class called 1) Foreign Preferential Investors 2) Foreign Portfolio Investors 3) Foreign Priority Investors 4) Foreign Periodic Investors 5) None of these
49. The Indian contingent took home the highest tally of awards so far in the recently-concluded 60th Cannes Lions festival of creativity. India clinched ____lions (awards). 1) 14 2) 22 3) 33 4) 54 5) None of these
50. In a dramatic swipe just ahead of elections, ruling Labor Party has dethroned Julia Gillard and brought ____as the new Prime Minister of Australia. 1) Penny Wong 2) Stephen Conroy 3) Kevin Rudd 4) Anthony Albanese 5) None of these

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