GENERAL AWARENESS

3 Sep, 2013 23:03 IST|Sakshi
GENERAL AWARENESS

1.    What is India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the first quarter (April-June) of the fiscal year 2013-14?  
     1) 5.4 per cent     2) 4.8 per cent       
     3) 2.8 per cent     4) 4.4 per cent        
     5) 5.5 per cent   
 
 2.    Seamus Heaney of Ireland died on August 30, 2013. He had won the 1995 Nobel Prize in?
     1) Economics     2) Literature
     3) Peace    4) Physics
     5) Medicine  
 
 3.     Which country defeated India 4-3 in the final of the Asia Cup Hockey at Ipoh, Malaysia on September 1, 2013?
     1) Pakistan     2) Malaysia              
     3) South Korea    4) Japan     
     5) Oman
 
 4.    Which Tennis player is the author of the book 'The Moon Baller'?
     1) Sania Mirza  
     2) Ramesh Krishnan  
     3) Nirupama Vaidyanathan    
     4) Leander Paes
     5) Mahesh Bhupathi
 
 5.    Which company on August 23, 2013 announced that its CEO, Steve Ballmer, will retire from the company after a successor is chosen?
     1) Google    2) Oracle
     3)  Yahoo!      4) Microsoft          
     5) Amazon.com
 
 6.    Which team won the inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) in Mumbai on August 31, 2013?
     1) Pune Pistons
     2) Awadhe Warriors   
     3) Hyderabad Hotshots     
     4) Mumbai Masters     
     5) None of these    
 
 7.    Samuel Santos Lopez visited India in August 2013. He is the Foreign Minister of?
     1) Colombia     2) Ecuador   
     3) Venezuela       4) Nicaragua         
     5) Bolivia  
 
 8.    Who scored the highest ever individual score in a Twenty20 International in August 2013? (He smashed 156 off 63 balls with 14 sixes, both world records)
     1) Brendon McCullum  
     2) Chris Gayle  3) Suresh Raina     
     4) Tilakaratne Dilshan     
     5) Aaron Finch   
 
 9.    Justice N.V.Ramana was sworn in the new Chief Justice of which of the following High Courts on September 2, 2013?
     1) Allahabad High Court
     2) Delhi High Court  
     3) Andhra Pradesh High Court    
     4) Gujarat High Court       
     5) None of these
 
 10. "Big Apple" is a nickname for?
     1) Canberra     2) Madrid
     3) New York      4) Berne
     5) Ottawa
 
 11.    The National Chemical Labo-ratory (NCL) is located in?  
     1) Panaji    2) Pune          
     3) Hyderabad      4)  Chandigarh      
     5) Nagpur  
     
 12. Which of the following is the name of the organization created by the Government of India to promote small scale industries in India?
     1) SEBI    2) IFCI  
     3) IDBI Bank      4)  ECGC
     5) None of these
 
 13. Which of the following is designed specially as a strong measure for control of inflation in India?
     1) Public Distribution System
     2) Heavy taxation on import and export
     3) Ban on export of excess food grain
     4) Monetary policy of the RBI
     5) None of these    
 
 14.    'Swayamsidha' scheme is rela-ted to?
     1) School children  
     2) Health workers           
     3) Senior citizens   
     4) Women       5) None of these   
 
 15.    "Unto This Last" is a book written by?
     1) John Ruskin     2) Ruskin Bond  
     3)  Leo Tolstoy
     4) Rudyard Kipling        
     5) George Bernard Shaw
 
 16. Which of the following is/are treated as artificial currency?
     1) ADR    2) GDR
     3) SDR          4) Both 1 and 2       
     5) All 1, 2 and 3
 
 17. The basic characteristic of a capitalistic economy is?
     1) Absence of monopoly  
 2)    Large scale production in primary sector  
     3)     Full employment   
 4)    The private ownership of the means of production     
     5)     None of these    
 
 18. UNDP prepares?
     1) Standard of Living Index
     2) Physical Quality Index  
     3) Human Development Index  
     4) Wholesale Price Index
     5) None of these
 
 19. Fiscal Policy refers to?
 1)    Sharing of its revenue by the    central government with states  
 2)    Sale and purchase of securities by RBI
 3)    Keeping foreign exchange reserves
 4)    Government taxes, expendi-ture and borrowings
 5)    None of these   
 
 20. Which of the following famous events is being held in Jaipur in January every year since 2006?
     1) Cattle Fair
     2) Literature Festival
     3) Elephant Festival   
     4) International Film Festival
     5) Kite Festival
   
 21. Which event is held to mark the Onam festivities in Kerala?
     1) Bull fighting   2) Bull Race   
     3) Cock fights     4) Boat Race  
     5) None of these   
 
 22. The film awards given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in USA are popularly known as?
     1) IIFA Awards
     2) BAFTA Awards  3) Oscars
     4) Grammy Awards   5) None
 
 23. ITPO stands for?
 1)    International Traders and Promoters Organization
 2)    India Trade Promotion Organization
 3)    International Telecom and Postal offices
 4)    International Trade Policy Organization
 5)    None of these
 
 24.    Which country is called Cockpit of Europe?
     1) Denmark     2) Spain
     3) Belgium     4) Turkey  
     5) Italy   
 
 25. The term 'Let' is associated with?
     1) Chess    2) Hockey   
     3) Cricket        4) Badminton   
     5) Soccer     
 
 26. Mahe is a part of?
     1) Tamil Nadu      2) Puducherry   
     3) Kerala        4) Maharashtra    
     5) Karnataka
 
 27. Psephology is the study of?
     1) Flags         
     2) Rainfall pattern        
     3) Gene disorders
     4) Stamps          5) Elections
   
 28.     The term 'Cue' is related to?
     1) Badminton    2) Basketball  
     3) Baseball       4) Billiards
     5) Boxing
 
 29. Who acts as the Secretary of the National Development Council (NDC)?
     1)    Secretary,Ministry of Finance
     2)    Secretary,Ministryof Planning
     3)    Secretary, Planning
         Commission
     4)    Secretary,Finance Commission
     5)    None of these
 
 30. Which one of the following full forms is wrong?
 1)    SIM- Subscriber Identity Module
 2)    MRI- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
 3)    IPR- Intellectual Property Rights
 4)    PIL - Public Interest Litigation
 5)    SLBC-State Level Business Committee   
 
 31. Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan Yojana is associated with?
 1)    Construction of houses for low income groups
 2)    Construction of houses for rural people
 3)    Community toilets in slum areas
 4)    Employment in rural areas
 5)    None of these
 
 32. 'Pride and Prejudice' is written by?
     1)    Leo Tolstoy 2) Jane Austen
     3)    George Eliot  
     4)    Charles Dickens
     5)    R.K.Narayan
 
 33.    Which one among the following statements regarding SAARC is correct?
 1)    Headquarters of SAARC is located in Dhaka
 2)    Myanmar is a member of SAARC
 3)    The present Secretary General of SAARC is from India
 4) It was started in 1980
 5) Next SAARC Summit will be held in Nepal
 
 34.    Bamako is the capital city of?
     1) Mali    2) Guinea    3) Haiti  
     4) Laos    5) Burundi  
 
 35.    Which one of the following scales is used to measure the intensity of tornadoes?
     1) Richter scale
     2) Mercalli scale
     3) Fujita scale
     4) Saffir-Sampson scale
     5) None of these
 
 Answers
 1) 4    2) 2    3) 3    4) 3    5) 4    6) 3    7) 4    8) 5    9) 2    10) 3    11) 2    12) 5    13) 4    14) 4    15) 1    16) 3    17) 4    18) 3    19) 4    20) 2    21) 4    22) 3    23) 2    24) 3    25) 4    26) 2    27) 5    28) 4    29) 3    30) 5    31) 3    32) 2    33) 5    34) 1    35) 3
 

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