Friday, June 14, 2013

General awareness Questions for GIC/RBI/IBPS PO/CLERK CWE III SET:-07

Q.1 Who among the following has won the men’s singles title of the 2013 French Open tennis tournament recently? 1) Rafael Nadal  2) David Ferrer 3) Roger Federer  4) Novak Djokovic 5) None of these 

Q.2 India is considering supplying which of the following items to Pakistan via Amritsar-Lahore route? An Indian delegation in this regard visited Pakistan recently. 1) Liquefied Natural Gas  2) Electricity 3) Wheat  4) Both 1) and 2) 5) None of these

Q.3 Who among the following has authored the book titled ‘The New Digital Age’? 1) Chris Anderson and David Sally  2) Jaron Lanier 3) Nate Silver  4) Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen 5) None of these 

Q.4 The RBI has fined three banks for violation of KYC norms recently after a news portal, Cobrapost, exposed them a few months back. These three banks are 1) Axis Bank  2) HDFC Bank 3) ICICI Bank  4) All the above 5) None of these 

Q.5 Name of Edward Snowden is doing rounds in the media since last few days for which of the following reasons? 1) He leaked details of US mission to kill Osama bin Laden.  2) He leaked details of the US top-secret phone and internet surveillance 3) He leaked the details of proposed US mission in China Sea  4) He passed the US missile defense technology to China 5) None of these 

Q.6 Expand the term OECD. 1) Organisation for External Co-operation and Development  2) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 3) Organisation for Economic Coordination and Development 
4) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Diversification 5) None of these 

Q.7 President Pranab Mukherjee laid foundation stone of the permanent headquarters of the National Commission for Women in New Delhi recently. This building is named 1) Nari Bhawan  2) Nirbhaya Bhawan 3) Sarojini Bhawan  4) Mahadevi Bhawan 5) None of these 

Q.8 What is the total number of telecom circles in India for which spectrums of 2G and 3G have been auctioned?
1) 19  2) 22 3) 25  4) 32 5) None of these 

Q.9 Which of the following states has announced to raise a new special forces battalion, KATS, to deny left extremists and religious fundamentalist outfits the use of the State’s remote terrains of the state? 1) Kerala  2) Karnataka 3) Jammu and Kashmir  4) Madhya Pradesh 5) None of these

Q.10 Who among the following has won the Canadian Grand Prix Formula One championship held in Montreal recently? 1) Sebastian Vettel  2) Lewis Hamilton 3) Fernando Alonso  4) Mark Webber 5) None of these 

Q.11 Which of the following countries has topped the recently released seventh edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI)? 1) Norway  2) Iceland 3) Denmark  4) New Zealand 5) None of these 

Q.12 The former Union Minister Vidya Charan Shukla passed away recently. He was associated with which of the following political parties? 1) Bharatiya Janata Party  2) Indian National Congress 3) Chhattisgarh Nirman Sabha  4) Communist Party of India 5) None of these 

Q.13 In which of the following countries the civil aviation authorities had to cancel 1,800 flights throughout the country as air traffic controllers went on a three-day strike recently? 1) UK  2) France 3) Germany  4) Spain 5) None of these 

Q.14 The External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid went on a three-day visit to which of the following countries recently? The visit was aimed at wooing the country to invest in India especially in infrastructure sector.
1) Singapore  2) Thailand 3) South Korea  4) Norway 5) None of these 

Q.15 Which of the following countries has launched its latest manned space mission named Shenzhou-10 carrying three astronauts on board? 1) North Korea  2) China 3) Singapore  4) Japan 5) None of these 

Q.16 Who among the following is not a deputy governor of the RBI at present? 1) Urjit R Patel  2) HR Khan 3) Anand Sinha  4) Arvind Mayaram 5) KC Chakrabarty 

Q.17 The international sports body FIDE is associated with which of the following games? 1) Football  2) Basketball 3) Baseball  4) Chess 5) None of these 

Q.18 Who among the following is the author of the book titled ‘The Physics of Wall Street’? 1) James Owen Weatherall  2) Nassim Nicholas Taleb 3) Nilanjan Banerjee  4) Jim Simons 5) None of these 

Q.19 The only port in India that is a public company, Ennore port, is situated in which of the following cities?
1) Chennai  2) Visakhapatnam 3) Vadodara  4) Mumbai 5) None of these 

Q.20 Consider the following statements with respect to the state of Delhi as recently released findings of Census 2011 present the picture of the state and choose the correct statement(s):
1) Only one in 10 women in Delhi is employed  2) The fertility rate of the state has declined over the past decade.
3) The sex ratio of the state is the worst since 1901.  4) All the above 5) Only 1) and 2) 

Q.21 Who among the following has won the Venezuelan Presidential polls, declared on April 15?1) Henrique Capriles 2) Nicolas Maduro3) Jorge Rodriguez 4) Tibisay Lucena5) None of these

Q.22 US Secretary of State John Kerry has proposed a 20 per cent cut in the American aid to which of the
following countries? It is a move reflecting the unease in their ties over issues related to human rights, reconstruction and political integration.1) Syria 2) Sri Lanka3) Afghanistan 4) Pakistan5) Iraq

Q.23 Which of the following organizations is headquartered at Manila, capital of the Philippines? 1) ASEAN 2) ADB3) SAARC 4) APEC5) None of these

Q.24 Which of the following nations is NOT a member of G8?1) US 2) China3) Italy 4) France5) Canada

Q.25 Name the country which is planning to fire 15,000 public sector workers by next year as part of a reform programme -- a highly controversial issue in the Mediterranean country long criticised for its large and sluggish civil
service.1) Syria 2) Palestine3) Greece 4) Algeria5) Turkey

Q.26 Chandigarh lifted the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Men’s National Championship (North Zone) title after defeating1) Karnataka 2) Punjab3) UP 4) Tamil Nadu5) None of these

Q.27 Doling out sops for unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers, Delhi Government on April 16 increased their minimum wages by1) 6% 2) 4%3) 3% 4) 8%5) 12%

Q.28 Which country did India sign the new Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with on April 8? 1) Malta 2) Austria3) Mauritius 4) Belgium5) Croatia

Q.29 India and Finland have identified several key areas of collaboration in sustainable development for mutual benefits. Which of the following is the focus of the key areas? 1) Solar energy applications for oil and gas projects 2) Solar energy applications for electricity generation 3) Solar energy applications for water treatment 4) Solar energy applications for transport and Reconnaissance 5) None of these

Q.30 The Vice President, Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari released the book entitled “Religion, Law and Society Across the Globe” on April 12, 2013 authored by, 1) Ismat Chughtai 2) Shri Sanil Sachar 3) Prof. Tahir Mahmood 4) Ashok Banker 5) Amitav Ghosh

Q.31 The country's first interoperable RIFD-based electronic toll system was rolled out on which of the following National Highway? The system would allow vehicles fitted with electronic tags to sail through six toll plazas automatically. 1) Delhi-Gurgaon 2) Delhi-Jaipur 3) Ahmedabad-Mumbai 4) Mumbai-Pune 5) None of these

Q.32 Name a doyen of anti-British Bengal revolutionary era who died on April 11. He was a part of Masterda’s Jugantor, a revolutionary group that took part in the famous Chittagong Armoury Raid on April 18, 1930. 1) Surya Sen 2) Binod Bihari Chowdhury 3) Benoy Basu 4) Bina Das 5) None of these

Q.33 Name the industrialist popularly known as the country's 'takeover specialist', who passed away on April 14.1) Sanjiv Goenka 2) Harsh Vardhan Goenka 3) Rama Prasad Goenka 4) Keshav Prasad Goenka 5) None of these

Q.34 The Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has resigned, after a long-running dispute with President Mahmoud Abbas. Salam Fayyad belongs to 1) Cyprus 2) Syria 3) State of Palestine 4) Israel 5) Jordan

Q.35 The Chief Minister of which state has announced the inauguration of first railway station of the state at
Mendipathar very soon? 1) Arunachal Pradesh 2) Sikkim 3) Meghalaya 4) Mizoram 5) None of these

Q.36 Which of the following is not a part of World Bank? 1) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency 2) International Finance Corporation 3) International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes 4) Bank for International Settlements Committee 5) None of these

Q.37 Who among the following is the winner of Augusta Masters golf tournament 2013? He is the first Australian winner of the Masters. 1) Angel Cabrera 2) Jason Day 3) Adam Scott 4) Louis Oosthuizen 5) Kenny Perry

Q.38 Dr Hilary Koprowski, the Polish-born researcher who died on April 11, developed the first successful oral
vaccination for which of the following diseases? 1) Polio 2) Rabies 3) Measles 4) Mumps 5) None of these

Q.39 The most powerful tool used by the Reserve Bank of India to control inflation is to 1) Raise interest rates 2) Reduce currency supply 3) Raise currency supply 4) Reduce interest rates 5) Raise interest rates and reduce currency supply

Q.40 Which of the following is the currency of South Korea? 1) Yen 2) Kyat 3) Won 4) Rupee 5) Ringgit

Q.41 Which of the following organisations has been conferred with the status of 'Miniratna - Category 1' recently? 1) NMDC Limited 2) Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited 3) North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (Neepco) 4) Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited 5) Bharat Pumps & Compressors Limited

Q.42 Who among the following has been conferred with prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award 2012, the highest official recognition for film personalities in India? 1) Amrish Puri 2) Amitabh Bacchan 3) Rajesh khanna 4) Pran Sikand 5) None of these

Q.43 India is the 3rd largest agri producer in the world. Which is the first? 1) China 2) US 3) Brazil 4) Japan 5) None of these

Q.44 Name the country whose new government will be recognised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), after a 22-year break in relations with the once-chaotic country, towards encouraging rehabilitation there? 1) Mali 2) South Sudan 3) Somalia 4) Haiti 5) None of these

Q.45 Moody’s is a/an 1) Mutual Fund Company 2) International charity organization 3) Military risk Assessment Company 4) Credit rating agency 5) None of these

Q.46 Germany will support building up which of the following sectors in India by providing soft loans of up to 1 billion euros (USD 1.3 billion) for a six-year period starting next year? 1) Nuclear energy 2) Oil and Natural gas
3) Renewable energy 4) Coal exploring 5) None of these

Q.47 London Olympics quarter-finalist Parupalli Kashyap jumped a place to achieve his career-best world ranking of 7 in the latest list. He is associated with the game of 1) Tennis 2) Cricket 3) Badminton 4) Chess 5) Billiards

Q.48 Which country did India sign an agreement with on April 11 for cooperation in disaster management? 1) US
2) China3) Japan 4) Russia 5) Bangladesh

Q49. Which country did India sign an agreement with on April 12 for cooperation in the field of election management and administration?1) Bhutan 2) Nepal 3) Mauritius 4) Sri Lanka 5) Bangladesh

Q.50 Name the Member of Parliament of India who has been elected unanimously as the chairman of the Asian
Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD). 1) Meira Kumar 2) P.J. Kurien3) Shashi Tharoor 4) Sachin Pilot 5) Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia

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