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1)when rbi was nationalized?

a)1934 b)1935 c)1949 d)none 2)which one is indias central bank a)sbi b)rbi c)rrb d)none 3)present governor of rbi? a)D.Subbarao b)usha throat c)subir gokaran d)none 4)no of governors of rbi? a)3 b)4 c)5 d)none 5) who among the following is the deputy governor of rbi? a)montek singh b)subir gokarana c)D.Subbaro d)none 6)who is the first governor of rbi? a)c.d.deshmukh b)o.a.smith c)u.k.sinha d)none

7.Which among the following country is the host for International Seminar on Energy Access? [A]India [B]Japan [C]China [D]Canada 8. In which among the following country, the 9th International Women Playwrights Conference was held? [A]Norway [B]Sweden [C]Denmark [D]Poland 9. Recently an absurd and anti-Muslim film has created furore in the Middle East. What is the title of that film? [A]The Satanic Verses [B]Innocence of Muslims [C]The Red Room [D]Islamophobia 10. In which among the following country, the Football Link International Festival 2012 was started recently? [A]Spain

[B]India [C]Argentina [D]Brazil 11. According to the 'Children in India 2012-A Statistical Appraisal' report, which among the following State has reported the highest number of crimes against children? [A]New Delhi [B]Uttar Pradesh [C]Maharashtra [D]Madhya Pradesh 12. The T. L. Shankar committee report deals with which among the following area? [A]Coal sector [B]Telecommunications [C]Land reforms [D]Railway safety 13. Which among the following has hosted an international conference on disaster risk management with the support of World Bank? [A]Australia [B]Japan [C]China [D]India

14. Which among the following automobile major has developed the 'insect' car, a new smart concept car that monitors driver's face to help predict what he want to do next? [A]Porsche [B]Renault [C]Toyota [D]Hyundai 15. The H K Firodia awards are given in which among the following sector? [A]Science and Technology [B]Photography [C]Social service [D]Medical 16. Recently which among the following firm has launched the AllStar, which is its first indigenously-manufactured reusable insulin pen in India? [A]Merck and Co. Inc. [B]Pfizer Inc. [C]Sanofi India [D] Wyeth Inc.

17. After Stuxnet, an extensive data-mining computer virus that has been designed to steal information from computers across the Middle East especially from the Nuclear Faclilities in Iran is : [A]FLAME [B]Detnat [C]Zafi [D]MyD

18. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will aid in building a National Register for Multiple Schlerosis (MS). Which one of the following parts of the human body is affected by this disease? [A]Immune System

[B]Brain and Spinal Cord [C]Lungs [D]Heart valves 19. As per the latest, State of Forest Report,2011 which Indian State has the maximum forest cover area in the country? [A]Madhya Pradesh [B]Arunachal Pradesh [C]Mizoram [D]Himachal Pradesh 20. Indian Grand Master Vishwanathan Anand retained the World Chess Title for the record 5th time by defeating : [A]Vladimir Kramnik [B]Boris Gelfand [C]Vesselin Topalov [D]Bobby Fischer 21. Union Government has constiuted a committee to review the functioning of Petroleum Service Companies (PSCs) in the country under the chairmanship of : [A]Usha Thorat [B]D.Subbarao [C]Dr. C.Rangarajan [D]Kaushik Basu 22. Recently, 5th International Mt. Everest Day was celebrated in Nepal to mark the first successful climb to the world's highest peak. In this context, which of the following Statement(s) is/are correct? 1. Mt. Everest is locally known as 'Sagarmatha' in Nepal. 2. At 73, Tamae Watanbe became the world's old woman to scale the Everest in May,2012. [A]Only 1 [B]Only 2 [C]Both 1 and 2 [D]Neither 1 nor 2 23.Unaided minority institutions have been excluded from the ambit of RTE Act due to which of the following fundamental rights guaranteed by the Indian Constitution: [A]Article 16 [B]Article 19(1)(c) [C]Article 29 [D]Article 30(1) 24. The book Controversially Yours is the autobiography of : [A]Shoiab Akhtar [B]Taslima Nasreen [C]Sanjay Dutt [D]Shashi Tharoor

25. Recently Mamoni Scheme was launched by Assam Government to reduce Maternal Mortality ratio, in the honour of : [A]Homi Vyarawalla [B]Indira Goswami [C]Lalita Ubhayaker [D]Sharada Dwivedi 26. Indias first University of Cooperative Management is being set up in : [A]Bijapur, Karnataka [B]Sibsagar, Assam [C]Karnal, Haryana [D]Kottayam, Kerela

27. The famous 'Hornbill festival' is celebrated in which of the following States of India? [A]Nagaland [B]Mizoram [C]Assam [D]Meghalaya 28. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the coveted award Vyas Samman? [A]It is given annually for an outstanding literary work in Hindi language. [B]The literary works published during the past 10 years are short listed for the awards. [C]The award for 2011 has been given to Professor Ramdarash Mishra. [D]All of them

29. Which of following Indian State/Union Territory has become first in the country to issue eStamp papers in all denominations? [A]Delhi [B]Puducherry [C]Karnataka [D]Maharashtra 30. The fifth World Future Energy Summit, 2012 with the theme of Powering Sustainable Innovation was held in: [A]United Arab Emirates [B]China [C]USA [D]Saudi Arabia

31. Consider the following statements : 1.Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) fixed the incentive for the distributors at 0.25% of the subscription amount. 2.The Changes in the incentive structure were made on the recommendations of the G.N.Bajpai Committee due to the poor performance of National Pension Scheme (NPS). Which of the above Statement(s) is/are correct? [A]Only 1 [B]Only 2 [C]Both 1 and 2 [D]Neither 1 nor 2 32. Niryat Shree and Niryat Bandhu awards are given for the promotion of export sector. Which among the following bank has won the gold trophy in Niryat Bandhu awards recently? [A]Canara Bank [B]Bank of India [C]Punjab National Bank [D]State Bank of India

33. Recently which among the following stock exchange was halted for around 15 minutes as freak trades triggered a 15 percent drop in the index? [A]NCDEX [B]Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) [C]National Stock Exchange (NSE) [D]MCX-SX

34. Recently which among the following country has extradited radical Islamist preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri to the US? [A]France

[B]Spain [C]UK [D]Germany

35. Recently which among the following country has unveiled a colossal radio telescope that will allow astronomers to detect distant galaxies and explore the depths of the universe with unprecedented precision? [A]Japan [B]China [C]Australia [D]none

36. Recently which among the following has declared to help the Indian government with a $ 500 million loan to support its scheme for universalising secondary education, the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA)? [A]USA government [B]World Bank [C]Asian Development Bank [D]UK government

37. The Prithvi-II, the surface-to-surface missile was successfully test-fired from Odisha. What is the range of the missile? [A]350 km [B]400 km [C]450 km [D]500 km

38. The super cluster a set of tightly-connected computers that work together at which among the following IIT has been declared the fastest among all educational institutions in the country? [A]IIT Mumbai [B]IIT Chennai [C]IIT Kharagpur [D]IIT Kanpur

39. Recently gTLDs are in news. Which among the following is the correct expansion of gTLD? [A]generic Top-Level Distribution [B]generic Top-Level Domain [C]global Top-Level Distribution [D]global Top-Level Domain

40. Recently in which among the following country , the 5+5 group summit was held? [A]Malta [B]Spain [C]Tunisia [D]Morocco

41. The 6th October 2012 marks the 125th birth anniversary of Le Corbusier, the Swiss-born French architect. Which among the following Indian city was designed by him? [A]Patna [B]Chandigarh

[C]Bhopal [D]New Delhi

42.The Rohinton Baria trophy is associated with which among the following sports? [A]Football [B]Hockey [C]Cricket [D]Athletics

43. Which among the following is the theme for the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)? [A]ONE NATURE - ONE WORLD - ONE FUTURE [B]Life in harmony, into the future [C]Nature Protects if She is Protected [D]Save our Biodiversity, Save our Earth

44. Which among the following City is the host for the eleventh edition of Ananya Dance Festival? [A]Kolkata [B]New Delhi [C]Jaipur [D]Bangalore

45. Who among the following is named as its female athlete of the year by the European Athletics Federation? [A]Jessica Ennis [B]Victoria Pendleton [C]Denise Lewis [D]Lilli Schwarzkopf

46. In which among the following City, the Central Bee Research and Training Institute is located? [A]Mumbai [B]Nagpur [C]Pune [D]Jabalpur

47. Who among the following is the brand ambassador of the Nirmal Bharat Yatra, which has began on October 3? [A]Priyanka Chopra [B]Aamir Khan [C]Vidya Balan [D]Amitabh Bachchan

48. Recently in which among the following State of India, RTI Week 2012 was launched? [A]Odisha [B]Bihar [C]Assam [D]Nagaland

49. According to the first Provisional Report of the ambitious All India Survey on Higher

Education (AISHE), the overall Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of the country stands at _________? [A]16 per cent [B]17.4 per cent [C]18.8 per cent [D]19.6 per cent

50. Recently in which among the following City, South Asias first knowledge hub in various languages for elected rural women representatives was launched by UN Women? [A]Jaipur [B]Ahmedabad [C]Hyderabad [D]Bhopal

51. Recently Union Cabinet has approved the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17) document. The plan period aims to achieve annual average economic growth rate of ______? [A]8 per cent [B]8.2 per cent [C]8.6 per cent [D]8.8 per cent

52.Recently which among the following has released the report titled 'World Development Report 2013'? [A]World Economic Forum [B]UNDP [C]World Bank [D]IMF 53. Who among the following is the executive director of United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women? [A]Gro Harlem Brundtland [B]Michelle Bachelet [C]Nkosazana Dlamini [D]Navi Pillay 54. In which among the following country, the 7th Meeting of the Women Speakers of Parliament on Gender Sensitive Parliaments was held? [A]India [B]Britain [C]France [D]Germany 55. Recently who among the following has taken charge as the Chairperson and Managing Director of Allahabad Bank? [A]Arun Kaul [B] R K Dubey [C]Archana Bhargawa [D]Shubhalakshmi Panse 56. What is the India's growth forecast for the current fiscal as per the Asian Development Bank (ADB)? [A]5.2 per cent [B]5.4 per cent [C]5.6 per cent [D]5.8 per cent 57. Which among the following paramilitary forces of India has recently celebrated its golden jubilee year?

[A]Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) [B]Border Road Organisation (BRO) [C]Assam Rifles [D]Sashastra Seema Bal 58. The Z-Morh tunnel, which is recently in news will provide all-weather road connectivity between _______________? [A]Manali and Leh [B]Srinagar and Leh [C]Jammu and Srinagar [D]Pathankot and Leh 59. Bidzina Ivanishvili, who is a billionaire has recently elected as Prime Minister of __________? [A]Georgia [B]Azerbaijan [C]Armenia [D]Azerbaijan

60. Who among the following is a non-resident Indian settled in Colarado in the US, has been proposed to the Nobel Peace Prize by the US government? [A]Atul Gawande [B]Malireddy Srinivasulu [C]Siddhartha Mukherjee [D]Sangeeta Bhatia

61. Who among the following is the author of the novel - The Casual Vacancy? [A]Paul Adam [B]J. K. Rowling [C]Salman Rushide [D]Jeffrey Archer 62 Recently an ancient Buddhist statue known as "iron man" was making news. The statue was carved from a meteorite that crashed on Earth thousands of years ago. What is the name of the meteorite from which the statue was carved? [A]Valera meteorite [B]Chinga meteorite [C]Hodges meteorite [D]Sylacauga meteorite

63. Prime Minister of India has set up the Architecture for Cash Transfers, which consists of a National Ministerial Committee. The National Ministerial Committee works under____? [A]Prime Minister of India [B]Finance Minister [C]Food and Consumer Affairs Minister [D]Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

64. Who among the following has been conferred France's highest cultural award for his/her contribution in nurturing and presenting modern theatre in India and preserving the treasures of photography and other art forms for posterity? [A]B. V. Karanth [B]Amal Allana [C]Ebrahim Alkazi [D]Girish Karnad

65. Recently which among the following has published a study on the Impact of Internet on the Indian Economy? [A]Google India [B]McKinsey [C]Ministry of Communications and Information Technology [D]Microsoft India

66. What is the name of the recently launched communication satellite, which is India's heaviest satellite? [A]GSAT-8 [B]GSAT-9 [C]GSAT-10 [D]GSAT-11

67. Recently which among the following virus is used by scientists to develop the first biological Internet, or Bi-Fi? [A]M8 [B]M10 [C]M13 [D]M15

68. In which among the following year, the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety was adopted? [A]1998 [B]2000 [C]2002 [D]2004

69. Recently which among the following country's Border Guard and India's Border Security Force (BSF) have proposed the setting up of a joint task force to check the menace of counterfeit Indian currency? [A]Nepal [B]Bangladesh [C]Myanmar [D]Bhutan

70. As per the decision taken by the Group of Ministers (GoM), headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, how many vital drugs will come under price control? [A]312 drugs [B]324 drugs [C]336 drugs [D]348 drugs

71. As per a report by Swiss bank UBS covering 72 cities in 58 countries, which among the following is the world's most expensive city for food? [A]Tokyo [B]Geneva [C]Zurich [D]New York1. The Nagoya protocol, which is recently in news deals with ________________? [A]Elimination of Biological weapons [B]Elimination of Chemical weapons [C]Conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity [D]Protection of Ozone layer 72. Who among the following has been recently re-elected as President of World Squash Federation?

[A]K. V. P. Chandra [B]S. P. Shukla [C]N. Ramachandran [D]V. Ravindran 73. Recently who among the following is conferred with the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award? [A]R.P.Shenoy [B]Tessy Thomas [C]N.P.Ramasubba Rao [D]T.K.Alex

74. On 1 October 2012, HelpAge and UNFPA launched the landmark report, Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: A Celebration and a Challenge. According to the report, what will be the per cent of elderly people in the total population of India by 2050? [A]15 per cent [B]18 per cent [C]20 per cent [D]23 per cent 75. Who among the following is the present President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)? [A]Abdelwahad Radi [B]Abbas El Fassi [C]Mehdi Ben Barka [D]Omar Benjelloun 76. Recently in which State did the ousters of the Omkareshwar Dam project protest through a 17-day Jal Satyagraha? [A]Chhattisgarh [B]Maharashtra [C]Madhya Pradesh [D]Karnataka 77. Who among the following is the head of the government-appointed panel on legislative reforms in the financial sector? [A]Subroto Roy [B]T. N. Srinivasan [C]Vijay Kelkar [D]B. N. Srikrishna 78. Recently which among the following had signed a legally binding 20-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) sales and purchase agreement (SPA) with Gazprom? [A]IOCL [B]HPCL [C]BPCL [D]GAIL

79. Recently which among the following State government has announced a special Rs 300crore public toilets scheme for the urban poor? [A]Gujarat [B]Maharashtra [C]West Bengal [D]Bihar 80. Recently scientists have engineered a genetically modified cow that produces milk without beta-lactoglobulin - a major whey protein of cow and sheeps milk, to which some people are allergic. What is the technique used by the scientists for this genetic modification? [A]DNA interference [B]RNA interference

[C]DNA flexing [D]RNA flexing .81 Eric Hobsbawm, who has recently passed away, was a famous ____? [A]Scientist [B]Actor [C]Historian [D]Painter

82. Recently who among the following was appointed chairman of the national cricket selection committee? [A]Kirti Azad [B]Sandeep Patil [C]Mohinder Amarnath [D]Balwinder Sandhu 83. In which among the following City, the National Institute of Urban Affairs is located? [A]Ahmedabad [B]New Delhi [C]Patna [D]Bangalore

84. What is the name of the newly discovered comet that may become one of the brightest lights in the sky even outshining the Moon and will be visible in India towards the end of 2013? [A]C/2012 S1 (ISON) [B]C/2012 P1 (ISON) [C]C/2012 R1 (ISON) [D]C/2012 N1 (ISON)

85. Which among the following State government has launched Annshri Yojana, under which around two lakh families will receive a monthly cash transfer of Rs 600 per month? [A]Haryana [B]Delhi [C]Rajasthan [D]Punjab

86. Who among the following had led the controversial Operation Blue Star to flush out terrorists from the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984 and is recently in news because of attacks on him? [A]A.S. Vaidya [B]Israr Rahim Khan [C]Kuldeep Singh Brar [D]K. Sundarji

87. Recently in which among the following Pakistan City, Shadman Chowk is renamed as Bhagat Singh Chowk? [A]Karachi [B]Islamabad [C]Lahore [D]Multan

88. Targeting mainly at school children, Oxford University Press (OUP) has launched a book on

Gandhi on the occasion of his 143rd birth anniversary. What is the name of the book? [A]Gandhi and His Evolution [B]My Early Life : An Illustrated Story [C]What Motivates Gandhi [D]Gandhi and His Childhood 89. Recently which among the following country and India have announced the collaboration to build a model smart city, which will serve as a template for replication? [A]Belgium [B]Austria [C]Germany [D]Italy 90. Which among the following State government has launched its flagship Grih Adhar scheme, which will provide Rs 1,000 per month to those woman, whose gross family income is less than Rs 3 lakh? [A]Kerala [B]Andhra Pradesh [C]Goa [D]Karnataka 91.Recently who among the following has unveiled a programme to launch People's Cinema, which is a not-for-profit film education initiative for the youth across India? [A]Nandita Das [B]Feroz Abbas Khan [C]Leslee Udwin [D]Ila Arun

92. In which among the following State,Asia's largest cattle fair is held annually? [A]Uttar Pradesh [B]Bihar [C]Punjab [D]Gujarat

93. Recently in which among the following State,'Bal Jyoti', an eye screening and treatment programme has been launched for school children? [A]Andhra Pradesh [B]Karnataka [C]West Bengal [D]Odisha

94. Recently which among the following Bollywood celebrity has been appointed as UN Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS? [A]Priyanka Chopra [B]Aishwarya Rai Bachchan [C]Abishek Bachchan [D]Kareena Kapoor

95. Recently India's top woman archer Deepika Kumari has won silver in the World Cup championship in Tokyo. In the final she was defeated by ____________? [A]Albina Loginova [B]Jamie Van Natta [C]Brady Ellison [D]Bo Bae Ki

96. Recently which among the following Public Sector Enterprise has drawn up a Perspective Plan 2030 to invest Rs.11 lakh-crore over the next 18 years? [A]ONGC [B]SAIL [C]Coal India Ltd. [D]GAIL

97. Hadia Tajik, a Pakistani Muslim woman is made as Minister of culture in __________? [A]Sweden [B]Norway [C]Italy [D]Denmark

98. In which among the following State, BSNL and ICT@School Programme of Union government are providing Virtual Private Network (VPN) for over 4,000 schools? [A]Tamil Nadu [B]Karnataka [C]Kerala [D]Andhra Pradesh

99. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Secretary General of Rajya Sabha? [A]Amit Goel [B]Shumsher K Sheriff [C]Shishir Kumar [D]V K Agnihotri

100. Surendranatha Thilakan, who recently passed away was a noted ___________? [A]Freedom Fighter [B]Lawyer [C]Film artist [D]Journalist

101.Show AnswerWhich among the following country is planning to introduce label-free visa for Indians from Oct 1, 2012? [A]New Zeeland [B]Australia [C]South Korea [D]Japan

102. What is the name of the aircraft carrier that is recently commissioned by China? [A]Chengdu [B]Liaoning [C]Shenyang [D]Hongdu JL

103. Who among the following has appointed as chairman of Forward Markets Commission (FMC)? [A]Vijay Kumar Chopra [B]Ramesh Abhishek

[C]Sanjoy Narayan [D]Aveek Kumar Sarkar

104. Which among the following has appointed as nodal agency for Global Ayurveda Village project by Kerala government? [A]AYUSH department [B]Kinfra [C]KII Ltd [D]KTDA Ltd

105. Recently which among the following Brazilian endangered animal has been chosen for yet-to-be-named mascot of the 2014 FIFA World Cup? [A]Tamarin [B]Marmoset [C]Armadillo [D]Wooly spider monkey

106. Which among the following State has decided to enact a law for rehabilitation, giving property rights to slum dwellers in order to stop their eviction? [A]Bihar [B]Odisha [C]Andhra Pradesh [D]Tamil Nadu

107. Which among the following institution releases the report titled : Global Financial Stability Report ? [A]IMF [B]World Bank [C]OECD [D]UNDP

108. Who among the following have won the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize-2012 in the area of mathematical sciences? [A]Shantanu Chowdhury and Suman Kumar Dhar [B]Govindsamy Mugesh and Gangadhar J Sanjayan [C]Siva Ramachandran Athreya and Debashish Goswami [D]Ravishankar Narayanan and Y Shanthi Pavan

109. Which among the following country is not one among the G4 nations group? [A]India [B]Brazil [C]Japan [D]South Africa

110. Recently which among the following has joined hands with IDFC to form a special purpose vehicle (SPV) with an equity base of Rs.830 crore for taking up infrastructure projects in India? [A]Australias strategic investment fund [B]Indonesias strategic investment fund [C]Malaysias strategic investment fund [D]Thailands strategic investment fund

111) NTPC's Simhadri Super Thermal Power Plant, which has been in news in recent times is located in which among the following states? [A]Karnataka [B]Andhra Pradesh [C]Tamil Nadu [D]Odisha

112. Recently which among the following has released the report - 'Green Carbon, Black Trade'? [A]UNEP [B]OECD [C]Green Peace Organisation [D]Ministry of Environment and Forests, India

113. Recently CBI has began a probe into alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks between ____________? [A]1991 and 2004 [B]1991 and 2009 [C]1993 and 2004 [D]1993 and 2009

114. Recently which among the following National Park is in news because of poaching and killing of rhinoceroses in the park? [A]Namdapha National Park [B]Kaziranga National Park [C]Panna National Park [D]Khangchendzonga National Park

115. Sima Samar is one among the three winners of this years Right Livelihood Awards, also known as the alternative Nobels. She hails from ________? [A]Saudi Arabia [B]Afghanistan [C]Turkey [D]Iran

116. What is the name of the long-range reconnaissance drone that is unveiled by Iran recently? [A]Shahed 129 [B]Shahed 136 [C]Karrar 129 [D]Karrar 136

117. Which among the following place is the host for the Second International Buddhist Conclave? [A]Varanasi [B]Bodhgaya [C]Sravasti [D]Vaishali

118. Recently who among the following is honoured with the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award sponsored by Applied Materials?

[A]N.R. Narayana Murthy [B]Nandan Nilekani [C]Azim Premji [D]Shiv Nadar

119. Which among the following day is celebrated as World Tourism Day? [A]September 26 [B]September 27 [C]September 28 [D]none

120. Which among the following country is the host for women's Twenty20 cricket World Cup, 2012? [A]Australia [B]New Zeeland [C]Sri Lanka [D]England 121. Recently in which among the following country, Sudan and South Sudan signed deals to secure their border and boost trade, a move which will restart crucial oil exports but fails to solve other conflicts left over from when the South seceded last year? [A]Ethiopia [B]Chad [C]Congo [D]South Africa

122. Recently Kelkar committee submitted its report on the road map to fiscal consolidation. The report suggested that the government should seek to eliminate diesel subsidy by________? [A]2012-13 [B]2013-14 [C]2014-15 [D]2015-16

123. Recently which among the following has released a study titled-"Illuminating the blind spot: A study on illegal trade in leopard parts in India"? [A]Wildlife Board of India [B]MoEF, India [C]TRAFFIC [D]IUCN

124. What is the growth rate of India for 2012-13 as per the rating agency Fitch? [A]5.8 per cent [B]6 per cent [C]6.4 per cent [D]6.6 per cent

125. Recently SEBI has issued draft norms on safety net for IPO investors. As per the draft, what per cent of depreciation of shares on issue price triggers the safety net provisions? [A]15 per cent [B]20 per cent [C]25 per cent [D]30 per cent

126. Recently which among the following has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Antitrust Cooperation? [A]Canada [B]USA [C]Germany [D]Japan

127. Recently which among the following State government has introduced a bill to protect the tigers? [A]West Bengal [B]Arunachal Pradesh [C]Assam [D]Bihar

128. Recently Justice Altamas Kabir sworn in as the _______ Chief Justice of India? [A]36th [B]38th [C]39th [D]41st

129. Which among the following city in India is the host for XI Conference of Parties (CoP) on Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)? [A]Bangalore [B]New Delhi [C]Hyderabad [D]Kochi

130. According to the data released by the Countrys first aquifer atlas, Which among the following State has the best groundwater level as water exploited is quickly recharged? [A]Uttarakhand [B]Himachal Pradesh [C]Gujarat [D]West Bengal

131. Recently which among the following country has closed its border with Ghana? [A]Ivory Coast [B]Benin [C]Togo [D]Burkina Faso

132. Konda Laxman Bapuji, who recently passed away was a noted __________? [A]Lawyer [B]Freedom fighter [C]Journalist [D]Movie artist

133. Recently in which among the following country, World Veteran Wrestling Championship was held? [A]Latvia [B]Turkey

[C]Hungary [D]Poland

134. Recently which among the following country has banned all Pakistani newspapers from entering the country? [A]Turkmenistan [B]Uzbekistan [C]Afghanistan [D]China

135. Recently in which among the following country, Conference on Economic Growth in Asia and Changes of Corporate Environment was held? [A]India [B]China [C]Indonesia [D]Sri Lanka

136. Which among the following American company in India is in the list of eleven finalists, which have been selected for the US Secretary of States Award for Corporate Excellence? [A]Google India [B]Yahoo! India [C]Microsoft India [D]General Motors in India

137. Recently Ranbir Kapoor starrer 'Barfi' has been nominated as India's entry in the foreign film category of _________ for the next year? [A]Asianet Film Awards [B]Venice Film Festival [C]Cannes Film Festival [D]Oscar awards

138. Under the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme, what is the maximum investment permissible? [A]Rs 30,000 [B]Rs 40,000 [C]Rs 50,000 [D]Rs 60,000

139. Which among the following city in South Africa is the host for Ninth World Hindi Conference? [A]Johannesburg [B]Pretoria [C]Cape Town [D]Bloemfontein

140. Recently in which among the following country more than 600 Indian blue collar workers mostly from Rajasthan are detained for suspected visa violations? [A]Saudi Arabia [B]Qatar [C]Kuwait [d]nonr

141. In which among the following State, implementation of 'Bhoochetana' - a mission of ICRISAT to enhance productivity of rain fed crops has shown good results? [A]Tamil Nadu [B]Karnataka [C]Andhra Pradesh [D]Rajasthan

142. What is the growth forecast of India for 2012-13 by the rating agency Standard and Poor? [A]5.2 per cent [B]5.5 per cent [C]5.7 per cent [D]6.2 per cent

143. Which among the following will be declared as the first district in the country having meaningful financial inclusion? [A]Kannur [B]Ernakulam [C]Kollam [D]Palakkad

144. What is the name of the recently created new porous material, which is capable of significantly lowering the emissions from fossil fuels like CO2 and SO2. [A]RMNT-200 [B]MOPT-300 [C]NOTT-200 [D]NOTT-300

145. In which among the following place, Bihar is in the process to set up it's first Information Technology (IT) park? [A]Rohtas [B]Dobhi [C]Bihta [D]Arwal

146. Which among the following has released the report: 'Science-Policy Bridges over Troubled Waters,' that warned about the 'water bankruptcy' in many regions of the world? [A]Green Peace organisation [B]MoEF, India [C]Global Environment Facility (GEF) [D]Global Water Conservation organisation

147. Which among the following stock exchange has launched a new category of membership called 'Alpha' for firms that do not handle customer funds? [A]NSE [B]MCX-SX [C]BSE [D]United Stock Exchange

148. Recently which among the following country authorities alerted the World Health Organization on a new respiratory virus that resembles SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome that killed some 800 people, mostly in Asia in 2003?

[A]Britain [B]France [C]Germany [D]Belgium

149. Which among the following country is conducting Oz fest 2012 to showcase its culture to Indians through shows and exhibitions in theatre, music, dance, cinema and art in a number of Indian cities over a few months? [A]France [B]Malaysia [C]Australia [D]Indonesia

150. Which among the following Indian IT major has been awarded a special commendation at the Asian Human Capital Award 2012? [A]TCS [B]Wipro [C]Infosys [D]CTS 151.Which country has become the fifth euro zone country to seek financial assistance from the European Union's bail-out funds as its banking sector is hit by exposure to the crisis in Greece? [A]Spain [B]Cyprus [C]Portugal [D]Malta 152.A project titled 'Apna Khata' (Our Account),which was launched in Rajasthan has bagged the public choice award at the E-World Forum-2012 in recognition of its significant contribution to rural development. It is related to which of the following State Government initiatives? [A]Land record computerization [B]Financial Inclusion [C]Lead Banking Scheme [D]Easy micro-credit to small and marginal farmers

153.Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has recently announced installation of 'bio-toilets' across the country.In this context, consider the following Statements: 1.The project will be implemented in coordination with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). 2.The technology to be used in the Indian bio-tiolets is known as 'Alfa-Therm'. 3.The bio-toilets will be installed across 1000 Gram Panchayats. [A]Only 2 [B]1 and 2 [C]1 and 3 [D]1, 2 and 3

154.Who is the Egypts first elected President following the country's transition to democracy which was brought about by the uprising that expelled the dictator Hosni Mubarak? [A]Farouk Soltan [B]Ahmed Shafiq [C]Mohamed Morsi [D]Raja Parvez Ashraf

155.Consider the following Statements: 1.INS Teg from Russia, is the latest acquisition of the Indian Navy Western Fleet. 2.INS Teg is an advanced version of Talwar class frigates. 3.INS Teg is armed with supersonic Brahmos cruise missiles. [A]Only 2 [B]1 and 2 [C]2 and 3 [D]1, 2 and 3

156.Which of the following 'Social Networking' Enterprise has been acquired by Microsoft by a $1.2 billion deal ? [A]MySpace [B]Tagged [C]Yammer [D]LinkedIn 157.Human Papilloma Virus is related to which of the following diseases? [A]Prostate Cancer [B]Cervical Cancer [C]Lymphatic Filariasis [D]Leukemia

158.'Lonesome George' which was recently found dead, was the last surviving member of which among the following protected species of Galapagos National Park? [A]Galapagos Giant Tortoise [B]Galapagos land Iguana [C]Galapagos Penguin [D]Flightless Cormorant

159.Which among the following children's writer's literary work 'The Blue Umbrella' and 'Angry River ' will now be available as comics? [A]Leela Majumdar [B]Ruskin Bond [C]Nirad C. Choudhuri [D]Mulk Raj Anand 160.The largest investment in single-brand retailing ever since the government has allowed FDI in this sector has been proposed by : [A]Pfizer [B]IKEA [C]Wal-Mart [D]Carrefour

161.A new Central scheme called Swadhar Greh' is being launched to protect destitute women in which of the following Indian States? [A]Rajasthan [B]Haryana [C]Gujarat [D]Madhya Pradesh 162.Ahead of the monetary review of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), State Bank of India (SBI) has reduced its lending rates between 0.5 percentage point to 3.5 percentage points mainly for : [A]Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs) and Agriculture Sector [B]Infrastructure and Corporate Sector

[C]Shipping and Heavy Industries [D]Education and Home Loans 163.The G-20 Summit 2012 was held from June 1819 in : [A]Los Cabos [B]La Aquila [C]St. Petersburg [D]Cannes 164.Dr. Daniel Hillel has been awarded the World Food Prize(WFP)-2012 for which among the following achievements? [A]Developing Africa's first sorghum hybrids resistant to drought and the parasitic witchweed. [B]Conceiving and implementing micro-irrigation in arid and dry land regions. [C]Creating and implementing government policies to alleviate hunger and poverty in their countries. [D]Development and dissemination of low-cost techniques for freshwater fish farming by the rural poor. 165.Recently, which of the following Indian States has recommended its five monuments to UNESCO for world heritage status? [A]Rajasthan [B]Uttar Pradesh [C]Karnataka [D]Maharashtra 166. After Stuxnet, an extensive data-mining computer virus that has been designed to steal information from computers across the Middle East especially from the Nuclear Faclilities in Iran is : [A]FLAME [B]Detnat [C]Zafi [D]MyDoom 167. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will aid in building a National Register for Multiple Schlerosis (MS). Which one of the following parts of the human body is affected by this disease? [A]Immune System [B]Brain and Spinal Cord [C]Lungs [D]Heart valve

168. As per the latest, State of Forest Report,2011 which Indian State has the maximum forest cover area in the country? [A]Madhya Pradesh [B]Arunachal Pradesh [C]Mizoram [D]Himachal Pradesh

169. Indian Grand Master Vishwanathan Anand retained the World Chess Title for the record 5th time by defeating : [A]Vladimir Kramnik [B]Boris Gelfand [C]Vesselin Topalov [D]Bobby Fischer

170. Union Government has constiuted a committee to review the functioning of Petroleum

Service Companies (PSCs) in the country under the chairmanship of : [A]Usha Thorat [B]D.Subbarao [C]Dr. C.Rangarajan [D]Kaushik Basu 171. Recently, 5th International Mt. Everest Day was celebrated in Nepal to mark the first successful climb to the world's highest peak. In this context, which of the following Statement(s) is/are correct? 1. Mt. Everest is locally known as 'Sagarmatha' in Nepal. 2. At 73, Tamae Watanbe became the world's old woman to scale the Everest in May,2012. [A]Only 1 [B]Only 2 [C]Both 1 and 2 [D]Neither 1 nor 2 172. Unaided minority institutions have been excluded from the ambit of RTE Act due to which of the following fundamental rights guaranteed by the Indian Constitution: [A]Article 16 [B]Article 19(1)(c) [C]Article 29 [D]Article 30(1) 173. The book Controversially Yours is the autobiography of : [A]Shoiab Akhtar [B]Taslima Nasreen [C]Sanjay Dutt [D]Shashi Tharoor 174. Recently Mamoni Scheme was launched by Assam Government to reduce Maternal Mortality ratio, in the honour of : [A]Homi Vyarawalla [B]Indira Goswami [C]Lalita Ubhayaker [D]Sharada Dwivedi 175. Indias first University of Cooperative Management is being set up in : [A]Bijapur, Karnataka [B]Sibsagar, Assam [C]Karnal, Haryana [D]Kottayam, Kerel

176. The famous 'Hornbill festival' is celebrated in which of the following States of India? [A]Nagaland [B]Mizoram [C]Assam [D]Meghalay

177. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the coveted award Vyas Samman? [A]It is given annually for an outstanding literary work in Hindi language. [B]The literary works published during the past 10 years are short listed for the awards. [C]The award for 2011 has been given to Professor Ramdarash Mishra. [D]All of them 178. Which of following Indian State/Union Territory has become first in the country to issue eStamp papers in all denominations? [A]Delhi [B]Puducherry

[C]Karnataka [D]Maharashtra

179. The fifth World Future Energy Summit, 2012 with the theme of Powering Sustainable Innovation was held in: [A]United Arab Emirates [B]China [C]USA [D]Saudi Arabia 180. Consider the following statements : 1.Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) fixed the incentive for the distributors at 0.25% of the subscription amount. 2.The Changes in the incentive structure were made on the recommendations of the G.N.Bajpai Committee due to the poor performance of National Pension Scheme (NPS). Which of the above Statement(s) is/are correct? [A]Only 1 [B]Only 2 [C]Both 1 and 2 [D]Neither 1 nor 2

181. In 2012, Coast Guards of India, Sri Lanka and Maldives took part in a joint exercise off the coast of Male, which aimed at achieving inter-operablity to fight the menace of international piracy extending its tentacles to Indian Ocean. The name of this joint exercise was : [A]Shakti 2012 [B]Ekuverin [C]Dosti- XI [D]Yudh Abhyas 182. Consider the following Statements regarding Sethusamudram Project : 1.The project involves digging a 83 km long deepwater channel linking the shallow water of the Palk Strait with the Gulf of Mannar. 2.Government of India plans to break limestone shells &shores to the infinity called Adam's Bridge or Ram sethu as part of implementation of this project. Which of the above Statement(s) is/are true ? [A]Only 1 [B]Only 2 [C]Both 1 and 2 [D]Neither 1 nor 2 183. The first astronomical observatory of Harappan Civilization has been found at which among the following ancient Indian sites? [A]Chanhudaro [B]Ropar [C]Daimabad [D]Dholavira

184. Meg-1 is an imprinted gene which finds expression only from maternal chromosomes which regulates the transfer of nutrients from the plant to the seed. This gene has been discovered in : [A]Maize [B]Cotton [C]Jute [D]Sugarcane 185. Which of the following countries are the group of remaining Polio-endemic countries of

the world, after India had its first polio free year (Jan 2011-Jan 2012) and is therefore no longer counted amongst Polio-endemic nations? [A]Pakistan-Afghanistan-Nigeria-Sudan [B]Pakistan-Bangladesh-Iraq-Afganistan [C]Bangladesh-Myanmar-Srilanka-Sudan [D]Sudan-Nigeria-Somalia-Pakistan 186. The Thummalapalle mine which is considered to have one of the world's largest reserves of 1.50 lakh tonnes of uranium is located in which among the following Indian States? [A]Karnataka [B]Andhra Pradesh [C]Tamil Nadu [D]Kerela

187. The prices of which among the following item(s) is/are not market linked, but are fixed by the Government : [A]Petrol and Diesel [B]Deisel and Kerosene [C]Deisel, Kerosene and LPG [D]None of the above

188. In the context of the "Bachat Lamp Yojana" , select the correct Statements from the choices given below: 1. The Bachat lamp yojana was launched in February 2009. 2. Implemented through the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in India's Ministry of Power, the program's goal is to deliver CFLs at the cost of normal lightbulbs. 3. The difference in cost will be covered by the sale of Certified Emission Rights under the Clean Development Mechanism(CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. [A]Only 2 [B]1 and 2 [C]2 and 3 [D]1, 2 and 3

189. India launched its first indigenously manufactured anti-malaria new-age drug Synriam' recently. In this context, which of the following statement(s) is/are true? 1. Synriam will be used to treat Plasmodium vivax malaria in adults. 2. It provides relief from most malaria-related symptoms, including fever, and has a high cure rate of over 95 per cent. [A]Only 1 [B]Only 2 [C]Both 1 and 2 [D]Neither 1 nor 2

190. Under a pilot project of Ministry of Earth Sciences, have developed the Low Temperature Thermal Desalination Technology(LTTD) to convert sea water into drinking water.The 4 plants which have been commissioned to harness the benefits of this environment-friendly technology will be set up in: [A]Gujarat [B]Maharashtra [C]Andaman and Nicobar [D]Lakshadweep

191. Sachin Tendulkar, Rekha and Anu Aga have been recently nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the President under which among the following Articles of Indian Constitution : [A]Article 65

[B]Article 80 [C]Article 92 [D]Article 10

192. In April 2012, RBI has given instructions to which of the following banks/institutions to double the home loan limit for prior-sector lending? [A]Scheduled Commercial Banks [B]Foreign Banks [C]Regional Rural Banks [D]Micro-Finance Institutions 193. Chen Guangcheng, a blind civil rights activist was in the news recently for being under US protection after escaping 19 months of house arrest in China for exposing the human rights violation in : [A]Excessive enforcement of One-Child Policy. [B]Employment of child labour in hazardous mining of rare earth elements. [C]Illegal confinement of Indian businessmen engaged in cross-border trade in China. [D]Ill treatment of US immigrants in China. 194. In May,2012 India and Seychelles have inked pacts in which among the following areas of strategic and global cooperation : 1. Security Cooperation 2. Sports and Youth Affairs 3. Clean Development Mechanism [A]1 and 2 [B]2 and 3 [C]1 and 3 [D]1, 2 and 3 195. Which of the following countries is/are correctly matched with their correponding Satellite Navigation Systems? 1. Russia -GLONASS 2. EU- Galileo 3. India- Bhuvan 4. Japan- Beidou [A]1 and 2 [B]1, 2 and 3 [C]1, 3 and 4 [D]All of them

196. A Sattriya dance troupe from Majuli river-island will perform an innovative dance drama in France and Switzerland based on the tales depicted on Vrindavani Vastra. Which of the following Statement(s) is/are true in this context? 1.Vrindavani Vastra was woven by skilled Assamese weavers in the sixteenth century. 2.The art was developed under the supervision of the medieval Vaishnavite saint and social reformer Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Choose the correct option: [A]Only 1 [B]Only 2 [C]Both 1 and 2 [D]Neither 1 nor 2 197. The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) wants the rhino range States of the country to assign unique rhino IDs for safety and intensive monitoring and recording their daily location using GPS, in the wake of rising incidents of poaching of rhinos in several protected areas and habitats. Which of the following group of States have been alerted in this regard? [A]Assam, West Bengal and UP

[B]Assam, Orissa and Karnataka [C]Assam, Karnataka and Kerela [D]Assam, Gujarat and MP 198. Arian Chowdhury of Kolkata has been in news lately,because he is suffering from the rare Hunter syndrome (1 in 2,00,000). Which of the following Statement(s) is/are correct regarding the Hunter Syndrome? 1. It is a genetic disease caused by mutation that leads to deposition of biomolecules in cells. 2. It is among the few diseases which cannot be treated. [A]Only 1 [B]Only 2 [C]Both 1 and 2 [D]Neithe1 nor 2

199. The Global ratings agency Standard & Poor's has recently cautioned which BRIC country that it risks losing its investment-grade rating,by citing slowing growth and political roadblocks to economic policy making as some of the factors ? [A]Brazil [B]Russia [C]India [D]China 200. The oldest pearl in the history of human kind, that goes back to over seven centuries to the Neolithic age, was recently found in : [A]UAE [B]Jordan [C]Japan [D]Phillippines