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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

GENERAL AWARENESS MCQs


1. Which of the following pairs of countries are the signatories of a Gas pipeline deal christened as Peace Pipeline
1) Iran - Iraq
2) Iraq - UAE
3) Kuwait - Iran
4) Pakistan - Iran
5) None of these

2. 'Mardeka Cup' is associated with game of
1) Hockey
2) Golf
3) Football
4) Badminton
5) None of these

3. Which of the following state govt decided to have a 'Mahila Court' in every district of the state ?
1) TN
2) AP
3) Karnataka
4) Delhi
5) None of these

4. Who amongst the following is the author of the book 'Faith and Compassion' ?
1) Arun Gandhi
2) Kuldeep Nayyar
3) Amit Chaudhury
4) Navin Chawla
5) None of these

5. Which of the following countries has developed 'sajjil-2' missiles, which were test fired recently?
1) Pakistan
2) Iran
3) N. Korea
4) India
5) None of these

6. The letter 'D' stands for which of the following in the abbreviated name OECD-Organisation of Economic Cooperation and _______
1) Defence
2) Direction
3) Dominance
4) Development
5) None of these

7. First share market in India was established in
1) Delhi
2) Mumbai
3) Kolkata
4) Chennai
5) None of these

8. The difference between Gross Domestic Product and Net Domestic Product is
1) Govt. Revenue
2) Net Indirect Tax (Indirect Tax Subsidy)
3) Consumption of fixed Capital
4) Net Capital formation
5) None of these

9. IMF is the result of
1) Hawana Conference
2) Rome Conference
3) Brettonwood Conference
4) Geneva Conference
5) None

10. Shankarlal Guru Committee was associated with
1) Agricultural Marketing
2) Agriculture Production
3) Public Distribution System
4) Industries Development
5) None of these

11. Which sector contributes the maximum share in National Income of India
1) Primary
2) Secondary
3) Tertiary
4) All of the above
5) None of these

12. National Commission for Back-ward classes was established in
1) 1994
2) 1993
3) 1995
4) 1999
5) None of these

13. The number of Zonal Councils in India is
1) Five
2) Four
3) Seven
4) Eight
5) None of these

14. The Ozone Layer thins down as a result of a chain chemical reaction that separates from the layer.
1) Oxygne
2) Chlorine
3) Nitrogen
4) Hydrogen
5) None of these

15. Fruit most suitable for making jelly is
1) Papaya
2) Karunda
3) Mango
4) Banana
5) None of these

16. Who among the following is known as the guardian of the Public Purse in India ?
1) The Comptroller and Auditor General of India
2) The President
3) The Minister of Finance
4) The Parliament
5) None of these

17. Which one of the following is a water soluble vitamin ?
1) Vitamin A
2) Vitamin C
3) Vitamin D
4) Vitamin K
5) None of these

18. Which contries are separated by Mac Mohan Line ?
1) India & Pak
2) China and Tibet
3) India and China
4) India & Bangladesh
5) None of these

19. The abbreviated term CCIT recently came into news. What does it stand for?
1) Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism
2) Comprehensive Commitment on India-Turkey Cooperation
3) Comprehensive Cooperation on Fighting International Terrorism
4) Comprehensive Convention on International Tourism
5) None of the above

20. Which of the following Indian states has recently approved its First Forest Policy?
1) Rajasthan
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Karnataka
4) Himachal Pradesh
5) None

21. Committee on decontrolling the prices of petrol and diesel was headed by
1) Kelkar Vijai
2) Kirit S Parekh
3) Abhijit Sen
4) C. Rangarajan
5) None of these

22. Trinity Coal Group of US is being purchased by
1) Essar Group
2) Tata Group
3) Jindal Group
4) Laxmi Mittal Group
5) None

23. Which Indian filmstars was recently conferred Honorary Doctorate by Bedfordshire University (UK)
1) Amitabh Bachchan
2) Shah Rukh Khan
3) Om Puri
4) Amir Khan
5) None of these

24. Which one of the following is a millitary alliance?
1) ASEAN
2) SAARC
3) NATO
4) NAFTA
5) None of these

25. World Development Report is an annual publication of
1) UNICEF
2) UNDP
3) WTO
4) World Bank
5) None of these

26. The maximum duration of Zero Hour in Lok Sabha is
1) 30 min.
2) one hour
3) two hours
4) unspecified
5) None of these

27. What is the name of Judicial organ of UNO?
1) Supreme Court
2) Court of International Justice
3) Judicial forum
4) International Court of Justice
5) None of these

28. The battle of Mahabharata is believed to have been fought at Kurukshetra for
1) 14 days
2) 16 days
3) 18 days
4) 20 days
5) None of these

29. The heavist body of our Solar system is
1) Sun
2) Uranus
3) Jupiter
4) Saturn
5) None

30. 'The Lost Child' was written by
1) Nirad C chowdhury
2) Mulk Raj Anand
3) Khushwant Singh
4) Anne Besant
5) None of these

31. The Headquarters of UNESCO is at
1) Rome
2) Geneva
3) Paris
4) New York
5) None of these

32. If you see a big hoarding at a prominent public place, the punch line of which says "We all were born Free"; 'We all have Equal Rights', in all probability the hoarding is put up by
1) National Commission for Farmers
2) National Human Rights Commission
3) Directorate of Income Tax
4) Ministry of Foreign Affairs
5) None of these

33. Now a days we frequently read news items about 'Derivatives' as used in the world of finance and money market. Which of the following statement(s) correctly describes what a derivative is and how it affects money/finance markets?
A) Derivatives enable indivi-duals and companies to insure themselves against financial risk
B) derivatives are like fixed deposits in a bank and are the safest way to invest one's idle money lying in a bank
C) Derivatives are the financial instruments which were used in India even during the British Raj.
1) only C
2) only B
3) only A
4) All A,B,C
5) None


34. Many a time we read in the newspapers that RBI has changed or revised a particular ratio/rate by a few basis points. What is basis point?
1) Ten per cent of one hundredth point
2) one hundredth of 1%
3) one hundredth of 10%
4) Ten per cent of 1000
5) None of these

35. Which of the following issues cannot come under the purview of the functioning of the Human Rights Commission of a country?
1) Racial Discrimination
2) Treatment to Prisoners of War
3) Human Trafficking
4) Child Abuse
5) Climate Migration

36. The market in which long term securities such as stocks and bonds are bought and sold is commonly knows as
1) Commodities exchange
2) Capital market
3) Bull Market
4) Bullion Market
5) None

Answers:
 
1) 4 2) 3 3) 2 4) 4 5) 2 6) 4 7) 2 8) 4 9) 3 10) 1
11) 3 12) 2 13) 1 14) 2 15) 3 16) 1 17) 2 18) 3 19) 1 20) 1
21) 2 22) 2 23) 2 24) 3 25) 4 26) 2 27) 4 28) 3 29) 1 30) 2
31) 3 32) 2 33) 2 34) 2 35) 5 36) 2

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