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China recently objected the participation of an Indian company in its joint venture with another country for offshore oil exploration. which one among the following is that country? 1 2 3 4 Myanmar South Korea Vietnam Taiwan Ans: 3 Q. An African country, Sudan has been broken into two recently with formation of a new country named South Sudan. Economy of South Sudan will depend on its 1 2 3 4 minerals agricultural product fishery product forest product Ans: 1 Q. Who has been appointed the new Controller General of Accounts on July 1,2012? 1 2 3 4 Jawahar Thakur Neeraj Kumar A.K. Aggarwal Arun Mishra Ans: 1 Q. Who is the author of the book 'Beyond the lines : An Auto-biography'? 1 2 3 4 Sharad Pawar Khushwant Singh Kuldip Nayar General J.J. Singh Ans: 3 Q. Who has been appointed the new German ambassador to India? 1 2 3 4 Marissa Mayer Michael Steiner Ross Csatary None of the above Ans: 2 Q. 'NGRBA' which was recently in news stands for1 National Gangotri River Basin Authority 2 National Godavari River Basin Authority 3 National Ganga River Basin Authority 4 None of the above Ans: 3 Q. Who is the author of the book 'Turning Point - A Journey Through Challenges'? 1 2 3 4 A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Hamid Ansari Jaswant Singh None of the above Ans: 1

Q. Who has been awarded the world Food Prize 2012? 1 2 3 4 Kofi Annan Daniel Hillel Ban Ki-Moon None of the above Ans: 2 Q. P.N. Dhar passed away on July 12,2012 in New Delhi. He was a great 1 2 3 4 Poet Scientist Musician Economist Ans: 4

Q. Who has been appointed the Prime Minister of Egypt on July 24, 2012? 1 2 3 4 Mohammed Morsi Kamal Ganzouri Hesham Qandil None of them Ans: 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... Q. Which part of India was included in World Heritage List by UNESCO on July 1,2012? 1 2 3 4 Eastern Ghats Western Ghats Kaziranga National Park Konkan Railway Ans: 2 Q. India's first Mega Food Park became functional on July 9, 2012 in 1 2 3 4 Jaipur Kanpur Chittoor Pune Ans: 3 Q. Who is China's first woman astronaut? 1 2 3 4 Li Xei Liu Yang Yang Xei None of them Ans: 2 Q. Who is the author of the book 'A Soldier's General'? 1 2 3 4 General V.K. Singh Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma General J.J. Singh None of them

Ans: 3 Q. ISRO recently gave clearance for using which frequency band from satellite for internet on trains? 1 2 3 4 S Band C Band KU Band 3G Spectrum Ans: 3 Q. Veteran actor of Bengali Cinema Soumitra Chatterjee was honoured with one of the following award 1 2 3 4 Dadasaheb Phalke Award Dadasaheb Phalke Ratna Award Lifetime Achievement Award Sahitya Academy Award Ans: 1 Q. Which of the following Indian actresses has been chosen as the brand ambassador for sanitation programme? 1 2 3 4 Kareena Kapoor Aishwarya Rai Vidya Balan Hema Malini Ans: 3 Q. A centre dedicated to the life and works of Rabindranath Tagore is being proposed to be established at 1 2 3 4 Edinburgh London Tokyo Washington Ans: 1 Q. One of the Asia-Pacific nations has agreed to hold its first ever maritime exercise with India. The nation is 1 2 3 4 Australia USA Japan Vietnam Ans: 2 Q. Muktinath Temple, a pilgrimage destination for Hindus is situated at which of the following nation? Q. Francois Hollande has been elected at the President of which of the following nation? 1 2 3 4 Poland Portugal France Greece Ans: 3 Q. The Teesta treaty has becomes a bone of contention between India and ...? 1 China

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Pakistan Bangladesh Nepal Ans: 3

Q. Kumbum is a monastery found in which of the country? 1 2 3 4 China India Japan Thailand Ans: 1 Q. A 600 MW solar power park, touted as Asia's first and largest, was dedicated to the person of which one of the following places? 1 2 3 4 Anand, Gujarat Badmer, Rajasthan Jaisalmer, Rajasthan Patan, Gujarat Ans: 4 Q. Which one of the following will be the longest tunnel of India being constructed in J&K? 1 2 3 4 Banihal tunnel Chennai-Nashri tunnel Rohtang tunnel None of them Ans: 2 Q. Government has fixed the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of tur (Arhar) for 2012-13 at 1 2 3 4 Rs 3740 per quintal Rs 3640 per quintal Rs 3940 per quintal Rs 3840 per quintal Ans: 4 Q. A committee had been constituted to review taxation in IT sector under the Chairmanship of 1 2 3 4 Y.B. Reddy N. Rangachary Anita Kapur Rashmi Sahani Saxena Ans: 2 Q. During April 2011-February-2012, which of the following state stood first in creating largest employment in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)? 1 2 3 4 Uttar Pradesh Karnataka West Bengal Andhra Pradesh Ans: 3 Q. Which of the following bank has been awarded Finance Asia Award 2012? 1 AXIS Bank

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HDFC Bank ICICI Bank Kotak Bank Ans: 4

Q. 4th Advance Estimates of Ministry of Agriculture, puts oilseeds production for 2011-12 at 1 2 3 4 30.01 MT 28.89 MT 32.32 MT 31.01 MT Ans: 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...

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1 . Govt. approves an ordinance to completely digitise TV Broad-casting. The entire nation has been targeted to be covered by 1 2 3 4 2013 2014 2016 2015 Ans: 2 Q. First Nuclear Power Plant in Bushehr. The country reffred here is: 1 2 3 4 Kazakhstan Argentina North Korea Iran Ans: 4 Q. She started her career as an IFS officer and was unanimously elected the 15th Lok Sabha Speaker. She was elected to Lok Sabha and representing a constituency in the state of: 1 2 3 4 Jharkhand Madhya Pradesh Bihar West Bengal Ans: 3 Q. Who among the following is the author of the book "My Country, My Life? 1 2 A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Atal Bihari Vajpayee Nepal

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L.K. Advani Shashi Tharoor Ans: 3

Q. In the year 2012, which actor bagged the Best Actor Award at the 59th National Film Awards? 1 2 3 4 Ranbir Kapoor Appu Kutty Girish KulKarni Hrithik Roshan Ans: 3 Q. Emomali Rahmon recently visited India is the president of 1 2 3 4 Turkmenistan Russia Republic of Tajikistan Turkey Ans: 3 Q. Who is the UN Messengers of Peace 1 2 3 4 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Michael Douglas Monique Coleman Elie Wiesel Ans: 2 Q. Kaushik Basu the ex-economic adviser of PM recently in news, appointed as 1 2 3 4 President of IMF President of World Bank Economic Adviser of UNO Chief Economist of World Bank Ans: 4 Q. The UN theme for the 2012 International Day of Peace is 1 Sustainable Peace 2 Sustainable Future 3 Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future. 4 None of the above Ans: 3 Q. The year by which India is expected to achieve total sanitation coverage, as per the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India is 1 2 3 4 2017 2015 2018 2019 Ans: 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...

Which film actress has been selected as the brand ambassador of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan? 1 2 3 4 Priyanka Chopra Aishwarya Roy Vidya Balan Katrina Kaif Ans: 3 Q. The joint exercise carried out by the Army and the Indian Air Force in the desert of Rajasthan is named 1 2 3 4 Neptune Malabar 2012 Exercise Shoorveer Bhumi Raksha Ans: 3 Q. For which region of the country the Union Government has cleared a 8,500 crore project under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)? 1 2 3 4 North eastern region Gorkhaland Bundelkhand Naxalite-affected districts Ans: 4 Q. As per data released by Indian statistical organisation in May 2012, India's Industrial production declined by 3.5 per cent in March 2012, the chief factor behind this decline is 1 2 3 4 Surplus rain Contraction in manufacturing and mining output Devaluation of rupee Eurozone crisis Ans: 2 Q. Recently Wikipedia city Monmouth has been built. In which city is it located? 1 2 3 4 Australia Canada South Africa USA Ans: 4 Q. United States has decided to ease the stiff economic and diplomatic sanctions imposed on which country and appointed envoy to her after 22 years? 1 2 3 4 Sri Lanka Myanmar South Africa South Sudan Ans: 2

Q. The Government has launched a scheme called _____ for encourages and enables Overseas Indian Workers to save for their return and resettlement and to save for their old age by providing a co-contribution from the Government, is 1 2 3 4 Indira Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana Pravasi Suraksha Yojana Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana Rajiv Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana Ans: 3 Q. Who was the father of Operation Flood? 1 2 3 4 APJ Abdul Kalam M. S. Swaminathan Dr Verghese Kurien KPS Gill Ans: 3 Q. 16th NAM Summit recently held at 1 2 3 4 Singapore Cairo Teheran Manila Ans: 3 Q. Who is the winner of US Open Tennis 2012 in women section? 1 2 3 4 Victoria Azarenka Venus Williams Samantha Stosur Serena Williams Ans: 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...

Q. Who is the winner of US Open Tennis 2012 men section? 1 2 3 4 Novak Djokovic Andy Murray Roger Federer Rafel Nadal Ans: 2 Q. Vedanta Alumina is a company operating in the area of 1 2 3 4 Mining Textiles Banking Cement Ans: 1 Q. Which of the following is used as a fuel in Nuclear power stations in India? 1 Tin

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Thorium Copper All of these Ans: 2

Q. In which one of the following States was the first UID card issued? 1 2 3 4 Maharashtra Assam Manipur West Bangal Ans: 1 Q. Expand the term MGNREGA. 1 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Agency 3 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Act 4 None of these Ans: 1 Q. Which one of the following States has passed a legislation to confiscate the property of corrupt officials and to open schools in these properties? 1 2 3 4 Bihar Jharkhand Rajasthan Haryana Ans: 1 Q. In which one of the following States, Jaitapur Nuclear Power plant is proposed to be set up? 1 2 3 4 Haryana Maharashtra Orissa Karnataka Ans: 2 Q. The Eleventh 'Five-Year Plan' of India is for the Five years ranging from? 1 2 3 4 2007-2012 2009-2014 2008-2013 None of these Ans: 1 Q. The Government of India provides direct financial support to which of the following schemes? 1 2 3 4 Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana Packing Credit Guarantee Scheme ULIP All of the above Ans: 1 Q. The Reserve Bank does not have an office in 1 Gulbarga

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Kanpur Jaipur Bhopal Ans: 1

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Q. Which one of the following is the objective of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)issued by the Government? 1 To ensure that Companies take steps for rehabilitation of project-affected people 2 To ensure that Companies use some of their profits for educating the project-affected people 3 To ensure that Companies provide health care to project-affected people 4 None of these Ans: 1 Q. The disease which has been declared by the Union Government to be a mandatorily notifiable in order to provide better diagnosis and treatment and reduce its transmission is 1 2 3 4 Tuberculosis Diabetes Malaria Cancer Ans: 1 Q. The first Credit Information Company in India was 1 2 3 4 CARE ICRA CIBIL None of the above Ans: 3 Q. To review the determination of poverty line by Suresh Tendulkar Committee, Planning Commission has constituted a committee under the chairmanship 1 2 3 4 S.K. Goel C. Rangrajan Mihir Shah Prakash Bukshi Ans: 2 Q. All services excluding services in negative list have been brought under the umbrella of service tax w.e.f. July 1, 2012. How many services have been included in the negative list? 1 2 3 4 17 15 21 19 Ans: 1 Q. For 2011-12, the external debt as percentage of GDP stands at 1 2 3 22% 20% 23%

25% Ans: 2

Q. With reference to The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report which one of the following statements is correct? 1 By 2030 even two planet Earths would not be enough to sustain human activity 2 Biodiversity has decreased by an average of 50 per cent globally since 1970 3 The world would have to be 50 per cent bigger to have enough land and forests to provide for current levels of consumption and carbon emissions Ans: 2 Q. With a view to strengthening regional financial and economic cooperation the Reserved Bank of India has announced Swap Arrangement of how much amount of US$ billion both in foreign currency and Indian rupee for SAARC member countries? 1 2 3 4 USD 2 billion USD 2.5 billion USD 4.5 billion USD 3.25 billion Ans: 1 Q. In the 12th Five Year Plan the Government of India has proposed to invest for development of various projects in port sector the amount of 1 2 3 4 73,893.95 crore 76,793.95 crore 76,000.00 crore 75,793.95 crore Ans: 2 Q. India has signed a key tax information exchange agreement and another pact oninformation technology to accelerate economic and joint investment with1 2 3 4 Qatar Yaman Iraq Bahrain Ans: 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...

4 The report is titled Living Planet Report 2012

Q. Which country took over the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council in June 2012? 1 2 3 4 China Iraq India Iran Ans: 1 Q. Which country has increased its defence budget by nearly 10 per cent to 545 billion rupees ($ 5.8 billion) for the 2012-13? 1 India

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Iran Iraq Pakistan Ans: 4

Q. Who authored the book Mind Positive, Life Positive ? 1 2 3 4 Buta Singh Sushma Swaraj S. Joginder Singh Sonia Gandhi Ans: 3 Q. Who had been made Development(EBRD)? 1 2 3 4 Bobby Jindal Adi Goderej Mr. Suma Chakrabarti Rahul Khullar Ans: 3 Q. The World Environment Day was observed across the globe on June 5,2012. Theme for the World Environment Day 2012 was 1 2 3 4 Water-all we need Green Economy : Does it include you? Forests-Nature at your Service None of the above Ans: 2 Q. IREDA (Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd.) an independent Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) was established in 1 2 3 4 1988 1985 1987 1986 Ans: 3 Q. SSS-NIRE (Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy) working in bioenergy, bio-fuel, synthetic fuel etc is located at 1 2 3 4 Mumbai Wadala Kalan, Kapurthala (Punjab) Bangalore Dehradun Ans: 2 Q. RGAUD (Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas) i.e. Rajiv Gandhi Renewable Energy Day, Sadbhavana Day is celebrate each year on the birth day of ex. PM Rajiv Gandhi. His birth day is 1 2 3 4 20th November 20th December 20th August 20th October the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and

Ans: 3 Q. The Solar Evapo-Cooking System (SECS) for controlling excretion of CO2 in atmosphere and to save LPG amount during food cooking for 20000 people daily in Shri Sai Baba Institute Nyas, Shirdi (Maharashtra)was established in 1 2 3 4 June 2012 June 2009 June 2011 June 2010 Ans: 4 Q. The estimates of National Income are prepared by1 2 3 4 National Development Council National Productivity Council National Income Council Central Statistical Organization Ans: 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...

Q. The State who launched "Atal Khadyanna Yojna" is 1 2 3 4 Bihar Gujarat Uttarakhand Jharkhand Ans: 3 Q. The first Lokpal Bill was presented in the Parliament in 1 2 3 4 1968 1967 1971 1972 Ans: 1 Q. Which of the following is the latest country to reach an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation with India? 1 2 3 4 Australia South Korea China Israel Ans: 1 Q. Montreal Protocol is related with the protection of 1 2 3 4 Green house gases Acid rain Ozone layer Endangered species Ans: 3

Q. Which one of the following is the most fragile eco-system that will be first affected byglobal warming? 1 2 3 4 Arctic and Greenland Ice sheet Amazon rain forest Taiga Indian Monsoon Ans: 1 Q. Who amongst the following is the author of the book "To A Hunger Free World"? 1 2 3 4 Amartya Sen C. Rangarajan Manmohan Singh M.S. Swaminathan Ans: 4 Q. The Government of India has launched an Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) to monitor certain disease. Which of the following is not covered under the project? 1 2 3 4 Malaria Polio Plague Tuberculosis Ans: 3 Q. "Swayamsidha" is a scheme launched by the Government of India to help. 1 2 3 4 Women only School children only Health workers only None of these Ans: 1 Q. In the financial newspapers we read about International Growth. What are the activities involved in Industrial Sector for the purposes of economic planning? 1 2 3 4 Mining Manufacturing Construction All of the above Ans: 4 Q. A person eligible to become the President of India should not be less than 1 2 3 4 60 years of age 35 years of age 40 years of age 50 years of age Ans: 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... Who amongst the following has written the book "The City of Joy"? 1 2 3 Ingram Smith V. Harrison Dominique Lapierre

Guentar Grass Ans: 3

Q. India's first Defence University is set up in 1 2 3 4 Haryana Uttar Pradesh Punjab Delhi Ans: 1 Q. The Supreme Court of India has upheld the Government's decision to provide reservation to Other Backward Class candidates in central educational institutes. How much reservation they get? 1 2 3 4 27% 13% 15% 20% Ans: 1 Q. Who amongst the following Indians has featured in the list of 'World's 100 most influential Women", selected by the "Time" Magazine? 1 2 3 4 Mamata Banerjee Sania Mirza Jaya Bachchan Pratibha Patil Ans: 1 Q. "Vachaspati Puraskars" are given by the 1 2 3 4 Madhya Pradesh Government Uttar Pradesh Hindi Akademy Birla Foundation None of these Ans: 3 Q. Which of the following films was given the award of "the Best Motion Picture of the Year" by Oscar Foundation? 1 2 3 4 There will be Blood No country for Old Men Peter & the Wolf None of these Ans: 2 Q. Who amongst the following was the Chairman of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission who submitted its report to the Government a few months back? 1 2 3 4 Veerappa Moily Natwar Singh M.S. Gill None of these Ans: 1 Q. Which of the following companies/commissions of Indians Origin signed a pact for obtaining oil blocks in Libya?

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Reliance Petroleum Oil India Ltd. Oil & Natural Gas Corporation None of these Ans: 2

Q. Which of the following companies of Indian Origin has become the first Indian Company to launch financial services to retail investors in China? 1 2 3 4 Bajaj Finance SBI Capital Markets Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group None of these Ans: 3 Q. Tata Motors has signed a long term partnership agreement with which of the following auto companies? 1 2 3 4 Ford Motor Company Maruti Suzuki Toyota Motor Corporation None of these Ans: 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...

Many times we read in financial newspapers/magazines about "Share Swap" done by big corporates. What is "Share Swap"? (A) A business takeover in which acquiring company uses its own stock to pay for the acquired company (B) When a company uses its own shares to get some short term loan for working capitalrequirement, it is known as Share Swap (C) When companies are required to float a new issue to earn capital for their expansion programmes, each shareholder gets some additional preferential shares. The process of the allotment of preferential share is known as Share Swap. 1 2 3 4 Only A Only B Only C None these Ans: 1 Q. On the basis of the study done by the Government of India, various states were divided into two groups "Low Poverty States", "High Poverty States". Which of the following is not a low poverty state? 1 2 3 4 Kerala Orissa Karnataka Gujarat Ans: 2 Q. As reported in the major financial newspapers the Federal Reserve has made certain changes/corrections in its base federal funds rates. This act of the Federal Reserve will bring of

an effect directly and immediately on the banks located in 1 2 3 4 USA China Japan Russia Ans: 1 Q. Which of the following countries has the largest cheques truncation facility in Asia? 1 2 3 4 China India Myanmar None of these Ans: 2 Q. Which of the following is the name of the asset reconstruction company created by various banks in India? 1 2 3 4 ARCIL HCR SEBI None of these Ans: 1 Q. India does not have a single branch/office of any one of its banks in which of the following countries? 1 2 3 4 USA Russia Nepal Switzerland Ans: 4 Q. RISAT-1, which was put in orbit in April 2012 by PSLV-C19, is the heaviest satellite launched by India so far with a weight of 1 2 3 4 1,658 kg 1,768 kg 1,858 kg 1,968 kg Ans: 3 Q. The two-day 20th ASEAN Summit was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2012 in the month of 1 2 3 4 February March April May Ans: 3 Q. Abd-Rabbu Mansour was recently elected as the President of which one of the following Arab nation? 1 2 3 4 Yemen Iraq Oman Iran

Ans: 1 Q. Name the Tamil author who was announced the winner of the Saraswati Samman 2011 by K.K. Birla Foundation announced on March 22, 2012 for his book Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalum. 1 2 3 4 Jeyamohan Dhanushkodi Ramasamy A.A. Manavalan Sundara Ramasami Ans: 3 ... 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ...

1 Prasanjeet Chatterjee 2 Soumitra Chatterjee 3 Ranjit Mallick 4 Suvendu Chakroborty Ans: 2 Q. Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh during his tour of Maharashtra's Sataradistrict announced on March 11,2012 a national award for sanitation and water in the name of which of the following Maharashtrian saints? 1 2 3 4 Sant Gadge Baba Sant Yoga Paramanandar Bhaktha Pundarikar Bhaktha Goma Bai Ans: 1 Q. Akali Dal Chief Prakash Singh Badal, sworn in as the chief minister of Punjab on March 14, 2012. Badal became the chief minister of the state for1 2 3 4 Fourth time Fifth time Third time Second time Ans: 2 Q. Which one of the following state governments imposed restrictions on the visit of foreign tourists to the areas inhabited by Tribals? 1 2 3 4 Odisha Bihar Madhya Pradesh Uttar Pradesh Ans: 1 Q. Indian black eagle was spotted in the Aravali Biodiversity park after a gap of ____ years. 1 2 3 60 70 80

90 Ans: 4

Q. Recently India has raised its objection over the construction of the Zangmu dam. In this Context which country is building this Zangmu dam? 1 2 3 4 Pakistan in Pol Bangladesh on the Brahmaputra river China on the Brahmaputra Pakistan with the help of china assistance Ans: 3 Q. Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant is being established in 1 2 3 4 Tamil Nadu Karnataka Kerala Andhra Pradesh Ans: 1 Q. Which one of the following States/Union Territories has the least number of females per 1000 males as per provisional figures of Census 2011? 1 2 3 4 Daman and Diu Dadar and Nagar Haveli Haryana Puducherry Ans: 1 Q. Which of the following has the highest share in power generation in India? 1 2 3 4 Thermal power Nuclear power Hydro power All the above have equal share Ans: 1 Q. Volkswagen launched the new IPL edition of Vento and Polo. Volkswagen is a car maker head quartered in 1 2 3 4 Itali Japan South Korea Germany Ans: 4 ... 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ...

The White House on February 10,2012 named India's renowned economist as the recipient of the 2011 US National Humanities Medal, Identify him 1 2 Usha Thorat C. Rangarajan

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Amartya Sen Montek SIngh Ahluwalia Ans: 3

Q. Pakistani archaeologists discovered a rare Indus Valley civilization era seal in steatitedating back to 2500-2000 BC from the Cholistan area of which of the following province in Pakistan? 1 2 3 4 FATA Balochistan Punjab Province Sindh Province Ans: 3 Q. The new President of the World Bank to take charge w.e.f July 2012 is 1 2 3 4 Jim Young Kim Robert Zoellick Christine Lagarde Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili Ans: 1 Q. In 'Meritorious Awards' of SCOPE for the year 2010 - 11, which of the following Public Sector company has been awarded the Gold Trophy for the best corporate governance? 1 2 3 4 ONGC HAL GAIL SAIL Ans: 4 Q. As per the latest estimates of Planning Commission, what was the total populationpercentage was below poverty line in the year 2009-10? 1 2 3 4 42% 25.5% 29.8% 37.2% Ans: 3 Q. 'Environment Excellency' award under SCOPE Meritorious Awards 2010-11 has been given to 1 2 3 4 SAIL ONGC EIL IOC Ans: 2 Q. Finance Minister in his rollback announcements in budget proposals 2012-13 deferred GAAR for 1 2 3 4 Three year One year Two year Till end of 12th plan

Ans: 2 Q. South Sudan has become a member of International Monetary Fund (IMF). It became IMF's 1 2 3 4 189th Member 187th Member 186th Member 188th Member Ans: 4 Q. How many Indian Companies have been included in Forbes 2000 list of the year 2012? 1 2 3 4 71 61 57 65 Ans: 2 Q. National Dairy Plan (Phase - I) has been launched to give a boost to milk production in the country. In the first phase this plan will cover 1 2 3 4 All states except North Eastern region Only Gujarat Only 14 states Only 5 states Ans: 3 ... 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ...

20th Summit of ASEAN was held on April3-4,2012 in 1 2 3 4 Phnom Penh(Cambodia) Bankok (Thailand) Singapore Jakarta (Indonesia) Ans: 1 Q. 6 MMTPA pellet making plant in Odisha has been commissioned by 1 2 3 4 Tata Steels Essar Steels Jindal Steels Steel Authority of India Ltd. Ans: 2 Q. Which of the following telecom authority has recently given the power to act like a civil court? 1 2 3 4 Depart of Telecommunication(DoT) Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI) Wireless Planning & Coordination (WPC) Wing Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) Ans: 2

Q. Recently the Union Government of India has set up NATGRID. It is related to which one of the following? 1 2 3 4 Health Intelligence Education Space Ans: 2 Q. The Government of India has recently set up Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC). It will be headed by which of the followings 1 2 3 4 Finance Minister Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister Governor of RBI Prime Minister Ans: 3 Q. Which of the following national organization has completed 150th year of its existence in 2011? 1 2 3 4 Zoological Survey of India Archaeological Survey of India Anthropological Survey of India Geological Survey of India Ans: 2 Q. Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) in the Assessment of Chemicals, a multilateral agreement supported by which one of the followings 1 2 3 4 WEF WTO OECD IMF Ans: 3 Q. Which one of the state assembly has recently passed a Bill seeking a seven year jail term for the cow slaughter or even transporting the animal for that purpose? 1 2 3 4 Maharashtra Gujarat Uttarakhand Chhattisgarh Ans: 2 Q. "The man who knew infinity" is a biography written by Robert Kanigel. This biography belongs to which one of the following? 1 2 3 4 Srinivasa Ramanujan Jagdish Bhagvati Dr. C. V. Raman V. Ramakrishanan Ans: 1 Q. Which one of the following state/UT has recently launched e-PDS in its bid to achieve transparency in the distribution of food supplies through the Public Distribution System? 1 Delhi

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Chhattisgarh Tamil Nadu Puducherry Ans: 3

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The University of Chicago is going to establish a Chair for Indian studies in the name of which one of the following Indian mentor? 1 2 3 4 Rabindranath Tagore Swami Vivekananda Ramkrishna Paramhans Sri Ravishankar Ans: 2 Q. One of the State Governments in India has declared tea as the "State Drink" to encourage tea farmers. The state is 1 2 3 4 Assam Kerala West Bengal Tamil Nadu Ans: 1 Q. What is the tax free income level for woman for the financial year 2012-13 (i.e. the assessment year 2013-14)? 1 2 3 4 Rs. 2.00 lakh Rs. 1.80 lakh Rs. 2.20 lakh Rs. 2.50 lakh Ans: 1 Q. Out of the total expenditure as shown in regular Budget 2012-13, the maximum share goes to 1 2 3 4 Defence Subsidy Payment Central Plan Outlay Interest Payment Ans: 3 Q. In the list of Forbes' billionaires 2012, who became the richest person in the world? 1 2 3 4 Warren Buffet Mukesh Ambali Lakshmi Mittal Carlos Slim Ans: 4

Q. For the year 2012-13, the dis-investment target set by the government in Union Budget 2012-13 is 1 2 3 4 Rs 45,000 crore Rs 35,000 crore Rs 40,000 crore Rs 30,000 crore Ans: 4 Q. In Budget 2012-13, the revenue deficit (Budget Estimates) for 2012-13 has been estimated at 1 2 3 4 5.5% of GDP 4.4% of GDP 3.4% of GDP 3% of GDP Ans: 3 Q. As per 2012-13 Budget, the income tax rate of 30% will be applicable for tax payers above the income 1 2 3 4 Rs. 12.0 lakh Rs. 8.0 lakh Rs. 8.5 lakh Rs. 10.0 lakh Ans: 4 Q. According to Economic Survey 2011-12 in India's external debt for the year 2010-11 debt to GDP ratio stands at 1 2 3 4 17.9% 20.5% 17.8% 18.9% Ans: 3 Q. During 2011-12, the union government sold 5% share in ONGC. The revenue earned by this investment stood at 1 2 3 4 12981 crore 12767 crore 13767 crore 13205 crore Ans: 2 ... 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ...

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Malay

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The estimated fiscal deficit for the year 2012-13 as shown in Budget 2012-13 stands at 1 2 3 4 6.9% 5.1% 5.6% 6.7% Ans: 2 Q. Which of the following changes have been brought in Egypt after the recent popular uprising that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak? 1. Adopting a new constitution. 2. Reducing presidential term from 6 years to 4 years. 3. Limiting the president to two terms. 4. Presidential candidate must be over 40 years. Select the correct answer using the code given below: 1 2 3 4 1 and 2 2, 3 and 4 3 and 4 only 2 and 4 only Ans: 2 Q. Which one of the following teams won the maximum number of gold medals in the 34th national Games 2011 held in Jharkhand? 1 2 3 4 Manipur Services Haryana Maharashtra Ans: 2 Q. Consider the following statements about National Knowledge Commission: 1. It is an advisory body to the Prime Minister constituted as per the provisions of theConstitution of India. 2. Mr.Sam Pitroda is the Chairman of the Commission. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 1 2 3 4 Neither 1 nor 2 1 only Both 1 and 2 2 only Ans: 4 Q. The 'Shillong Declaration', in news recently, was on 1 2 3 4 Food Security Act Right to Information Act Right to Education Act Prevention of Corruption Act Ans: 2 Q. According to the Economic Survey 2011-12, the share of service sector in India's GDP during 2010-11 has been estimated at 1 2 3 4 63.3% 49.6% 55.1% 58.2%

Ans: 3 Q. The target to limit union government's expenditure on subsidy (as % of GDP) during 2012-13 stand at 1 2 3 4 3.5% 3.0% 4.0% 2% Ans: 4 Q. According to the figure as shown in Economic Survey 2011-12, the saving - investment gap which was 2.8% in 2009-10 became/remained 1 2 3 4 3.1% 2.8% 2.7% 2.5% Ans: 2 Q. As per Economic Survey 2011-12, the advance estimate of agriculture sector's contribution in country's GDP for the year 2011-12 stands at 1 2 3 4 13.9% 16.3% 14.5% 18.2% Ans: 1 Q. India's first space based Solar Coronograph is 1 2 3 4 ADITYA ADITYA I ADITYA II ADITYA III Ans: 2 ... 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ... Who is nominated as the India's Chief-de-Mission for London Olympics 2012? 1 2 3 4 KPS Gill Ajit Pal Singh Vijay Amritraj Suresh Kalmadi Ans: 2 Q. Who is selected as the Women's Professional Golf PLayer of the Year 2011-12? 1 2 3 4 Aditi Ashok Vani Kapoor Smriti Mehra Pallavi Jain Ans: 3 Q. Which state Institutions? 1 wins the best State Award 2012 for strengthening the Panchayati Raj

Rajasthan

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Gujarat Sikkim Kerala Ans: 3

Q. As per participation of women in politics India's rank stands at 1 2 3 4 110 105 104 101 Ans: 105 Q. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh paid a visit in December 2011 to 1 2 3 4 Tokyo Melbourne Wellington Moscow Ans: 4 Q. Annual Defence Diologue was held in December 2011 between India and 1 2 3 4 China Afghanistan Russia Pakistan Ans: 1 Q. Consider the following statements on NATGRID (i) NATGRID has been formed to link database for inputs to combat terrorism. (ii) It is meant to improve India's capability to counter threats to its internal security. Choose the right option: 1 2 3 4 Both (i) and (ii) are correct Only (i) is correct Only (ii) is correct Neither (i) nor (ii) is correct Ans: 1 Q. The report by Wildlife Institute of India enlisted major threats to three tiger reserves which are Kalakad-Mundanthurai tiger reserve, Anamalai and Mudumalai. In which one of the following stated are these tiger reserves located? 1 2 3 4 Bihar Tamil Nadu West Bengal Kerala Ans: 2 Q. Who have been awarded with FIFA World Player of the Year 2011 Trophy? 1 2 3 4 Lionel Messi Xavi Fernandez Christiano Ronaldo None of these Ans: 1

Q. Uttarakhand state cabinet on October 29, 2011 cleared Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill, 2011. Consider the following features of the bill(i) The Chief Minister of the state, all ministers, MLAs and lower judiciary will be under the purview of Lokayukta. (ii) Judges of the Uttarakhand High Court will not be covered under the purview of Lokayukta. Choose the right option1 2 3 4 Both (i) and (ii) are correct Only (i) is correct Only (ii) is correct Neither (i) nor (ii) is correct Ans: 1 ... 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ...


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Last Updated on : 29 October 2012

The 15th Lok Sabha of India came into being on 21st May 2009 with the oath taking ceremony of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with other 14 cabinet ministers. The Prime Minister extended his council of ministers by inducting a number of more ministers to it. Here is a list of portfolios of Cabinet Ministers, Minister of State with independent charges and State Minister:

Prime Minister and Council of Ministers - India

S.no

Portfolio Prime Minister, who is also In-Charge of Ministries/Departments viz: Minister of Atomic Energy

Name

1 Minister of Space Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Planning 2 3 Minister of Defence Minister of Agriculture

Manmohan Singh

A. K. Antony Sharad Pawar

Minister of Food Processing Industries 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Minister of Finance Minister of External Affairs Minister of Home Affairs Minister of Communications and Information Technology Minister of Human Resource Development Minister of Law and Justice Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister of Civil Aviation Minister of Coal Minister of Commerce and Industry 13 Minister of Textiles 14 15 16 17 18 Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister of Culture Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister of Water Resources Minister of Rural development Minister of Urban Development 19 Minister of Parliamentary Affairs 20 21 22 23 Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Minister of Health and Family Welfare Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister of Labour and Employment Vayalar Ravi Ghulam Nabi Azad Praful Patel Mallikarjun Kharge Kamal Nath Veerappa Moily Chandresh Kumari Ajay Maken Harish Rawat Jairam Ramesh Anand Sharma P. Chidambaram Salman Khurshid Sushilkumar Shinde Kapil Sibal Pallam Raju Ashwani Kumar M. K. Alagiri Ajit Singh Shriprakash Jaiswal

24

Minister of New and Renewable Energy Minister of Panchayati Raj

Farooq Abdullah

25 Minister of Tribal Affairs 26 Minister of Railways Minister of Science and Technology 27 Minister of Earth Sciences 28 29 30 31 32 Minister of Road Transport and Highways Minister of Shipping Social Justice and Empowerment Minister of Steel Minister of Minority Affairs

Kishore Chandra Deo

Pawan Kumar Bansal

Jaipal Reddy

C. P. Joshi G. K. Vasan Selja Kumari Beni Prasad Verma K. Rahman Khan

Ministers of State with Independent Charge 1 2 3 Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Ministry of Tourism Ministry of Power Manish Tewari Chiranjeevi Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia Bharatsinh Madhavsinh Solanki Jitendra Singh Sachin Pilot Krishna Tirath K. V. Thomas Srikant Kumar Jena

4 5 6 7 8 9

Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry of Corporate Affairs Ministry of Ministry of Women and Child Development Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ministry of Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

10 11 12

Ministry of Environment and Forests Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Parliamentary Affairs Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Ministers of State

Jayanthi Natarajan Paban Singh Ghatowar K. H. Muniyappa

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Ministry of External Affairs Ministry of Human Resource Development Ministry of Agriculture Ministry of Home Affairs Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Prime Minister Office Ministry of Commerce and Industry Ministry of Textiles Ministry of Finance Ministry of Defence Ministry of Finance Ministry of Human Resource Development, Defence Ministry of External Affairs Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Ministry of Coal

E. Ahamed Shashi Tharoor Tariq Anwar Mullappally Ramachandran V. Narayanasamy Daggubati Purandeswari Lakshmi Panabaka Namo Narain Meena Mallipudi Mangapathi Pallam Raju S. S. Palanimanickam Jitin Prasada Preneet Kaur D. Napolean S. Jagathrakshakan S. Gandhiselvan Tushar Amarsinh Chaudhary Pratik Patil

18 19 20 21 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32

Ministry of Home Affairs Ministry of Rural Development Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Power Ministry of Agriculture and Food Processing Industry Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Ministry of Labour and Employment Ministry of Railways Ministry of Tribal Affairs Ministry of Railways Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Ministry of Minority Affairs Ministry of Urban Development Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh Pradeep Jain Aditya K.C. Venugopal Charan Das Mahant Milind Murli Deora Rajeev Shukla Kodikunnil Suresh K.J. Surya Prakash Reddy Ranee Narah Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Killi Kruparani A.H. Khan Choudhury Sarve Sathyanarayana Ninong Ering Deepa Dasmunsi Porika Balram Naik

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