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Sunday, December 13, 2009

General Awareness for IAS,PCS Pre exam notes

CUREENT GK
1. Who is the present Governor of RBI?
Ans: Y.V. Reddy
2. Which of the following companies has recently acquired Flag telecom, USA?
Ans: Reliance Infocomm
3. Who is Chairman of the Planning Commission of India?
Ans: Dr. Manmohan Singh
4. Who is the Chairman of Wipro Industries?
Ans: Azim H. Premji
5. What was the venue of the last ASEAN meeting?
Ans: Vientiane in Laos in November 2004
6. Where is the headquarters of the European Union?
Ans: Brussels
7. Sunil Bharti Mittal is the CMD of…
Ans: Bharti Enterprises
8. VSNL has recently acquired TYCO which belongs to
Ans: USA
9. The automobile giant Hyundai hails from
Ans: South Korea
10. Ratan Tata Commission is meant for
Ans: Investment
11. What was the focus of the Ninth Five-year plan?
Ans: Agriculture and rural development along with employment generation and poverty eradication.
12. What was the duration for India’s Tenth Five-year plan?
Ans: From 2002-07
13. Microsoft has recently established its largest development centre in which of the following city?
Ans: Hyderabad
14. Rupee is not a currency of…
Ans: Bangladesh
15. The term sweated labour means
Ans: Underpaid, cheap labour
16. The term ‘disguised employment’ is found mainly in
Ans: Agricultural sector
17. The defunct Dabhol Power Plant is located in…
Ans: Maharashtra



General Awareness
1. Who amongst the following is the Head of the RBI at present ?
(1) Mr. K V. Kamath
(2) Dr. Y.V. Reddy
(3) Mr. Y.R. Narayanamurthy
(4) Mr. O.P. Bhatt
(5) None of these
2. India has different categories of Commercial banks. Which of the following is not one such category ?
(1) Private Banks
(2) Commodity Banks
(3) Nationalised Banks
(4) Co-operative Banks
(5) Foreign Banks
3. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) recently imposed a restriction on money flow in equity through ‘P-Notes’. What is the full form of ‘P-Notes’ ?
(1) Permanent Notes
(2) Purchase Notes
(3) Participatory Notes
(4) Private Notes
(5) None of these
4. Who amongst the following was the Captain of the Indian cricket team which won the Twenty20 World Cup¬2007 ?
(1) Yuvraj Singh
(2) M.S. Dhoni
(3) Rahul Dravid
(4) Sourav Ganguly
(5) None of these
5. The money which Government of India spends on the development of infrastructure in country comes from which of the following sources? [pick. up the correct statement(s)]
(A) Loan from World Bank/ ADB, etc.
(B) Taxes collected from the people.
(C) Loan from the RBI.
(1) Only A
(2) Only B
(3) Only C
(4) Both A & B
(5) All A, B & C
6. Which of the following organisations / agencies has established a fund known as “Investor Protection Fund” ?
(1) SEBI
(2) NABARD
(3) Bombay Stock Exchange
(4) Ministry,.\of Health
(5) None of these
7. Which of the following departments of the Government of India is helping banks in disbursement of rural credit by the banks ?
(1) Railways
(2) State Road Transports
(3) Posts & Telegraph
(4) Ministry of Health
(5) None of these
8. Which of the following types of banks are allowed to operate foreign currency accounts ?
(A) Foreign Banks
(B) Regional Rural Banks
(C) Nationalised Banks
(1) Only A
(2) Only B
(3) Only C
(4) All A, B & C
(5) None of these
9. Majority of rural people still prefer to go to which of the following for their credit needs ?
(1) Money lenders
(2) Foreign banks
(3) NABARD
(4) RBI
(5) All of these
10. Which of the following countries does not play international cricket ?
(1) Russia
(2) England
(3) South Africa
(4) Pakistan
(5) India
11. Which of the following countries in the world is the biggest consumer of gold ?
(1) USA
(2) Bangladesh
(3) Russia
(4) India
(5) None of these
12. Many times we read in financial newspapers about ‘FII’. What is the full form of FII ? ‘
(1) Final Investment in India
(2) Foreign Investment in India
(3) Formal Investment in India
(4) Fair Institutional Investment
(5) Foreign Institutional Investment
13. The financial markets of which of the following countries were badly affected by sub prime crisis ?
(1) Russia
(2) Brazil
(3) UK
(4) USA
(5) None of these
14. One of the former Prime Ministers of which of the following countries was detained in house arrest for a short period after his/her return from a long exile ?
(1) Germany
(2) France
(3) Pakistan
(4) Brazil
(5) None of these
15. Which of the following countries is facing problem of strike by the workers of the transport, electricity and gas companies as the present Government of the country has decided to end the pension to these workers ?
(1) USA
(2) France
(3) China
(4) Nepal
(5) None of these
16. Benazir Bhutto is associated with which of the following political parties ?
(1) Muslim League
(2) Pakistan People’s Party
(3) Pakistan National Congress
(4) Islamic Movement of Pakistan
(5) None of these
17. Who amongst the following is the Secretary-General of UNO ?
(1) Al Gore
(2) Shashi Tharoor
(3) Gordon Brown
(4) Hugo Chavez
(5) None of these
18. Manmohan Singh called George Bush to explain the difficulties he is having in implementing agreements related with which of the following with USA ?
(l}Supply of Sugar
(2) Civilian Nuclear Cooperation
(3) Purchase o£ Fighter Planes
(4) Purchase of Gas/Petroleum
(5) None of these
19. Which of the following countries recently decided to launch a military action in Northern Iraq where many Kurdish PKK fighters are based and they are killing people from that country ?
(1) India
(2) Afghanistan
(3) Pakistan
(4) Bangladesh
(5) Turkey
20. The “Orange Coalition Government” was formed once again in which of the following countries ?
(1) Russia
(2) Ukraine
(3) France
(4) Germany
(5) None of these
21. As reported in papers the UN World Food Programmes stopped distributing food in Mogadishu town after its local head was abducted by the government soldiers of the country. Mogadishu is the capital town of
(1) Tanzania
(2) Turkey
(3) Cuba
(4) Libya
(5) Somalia
22. Who amongst the following leaders from USA visited Israel and Palestinian West Bank so that a solution to the Israel and Palestinian problem can be worked out ?
(1) George Bush
(2) Al Gore
(3) Bill Clinton
(4) Condoleezza Rice
(5) None of these
23. Which of the following countries is not elected by the UN General Assembly on the non-permanent seats of the UN Security Council w.e.f. January 2008 ?
(1) Libya
(2) Vietnam
(3) Croatia
(4) Costa Rica
(5) Pakistan
24. Which of the following countries is not happy with the USA’s decision to award a Congressional Medal to Dalai Lama of Tibet ?
(1) India
(2) Pakistan
(3) Nepal
(4) Myanmar
(5) China
25. Justine Henin won the Women’s Singles US Open Tennis Championship 2007 after defeating
(1) Svetlana Kuznetsova
(2) Sania Mirza
(3) Dinara Safina
(4) Mathalie Dechy
(5) None of these
26. India won the ONGC Nehru Cup Football Tournament 2007 by beating
(1) Syria
(2) Pakistan
(3) Britain
(4) France
(5) None of these
27. Who amongst the following is selected for Basava Award (2006-07) by the Karnataka Government ?
(1) Manmohan Singh
(2) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(3) Sonia Gandhi
(4) Pratibha Patil
(5) None of these
28. Shinzo Abe who was on a visit to India in recent past is the
(1) Prime Minister of South Korea
(2) Prime Minister of North Korea
(3) Prime Minister of Japan
(4) President of South Korea
(5) None of these
29. Abdullah Gul’s name was in news recently as he has taken over as the President of
(1) Turkey
(2) Sudan
(3) Afghanistan
(4) Pakistan
(5) None of these
30. Hem Dutta who was honoured with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhawana Award 2007 is a famous
(1) author
(2) social activist
(3) player
(4) film producer
(5) scientist
31. Asafa Powell who created a new world record in 100 metres race is a citizen of
(1) Jamaica
(2) South Africa
(3) India
(4) USA
(5) South Korea
32. The World Athletics Championship 2007 was organised in
(1) Beijing
(2) New Delhi
(3) Osaka
(4) Dhaka
(5) London
33. Who amongst the following got third position in long jump event of the Bayer International Athletics Meet held in Germany in 2007 ?
(1) Shiny Wilson
(2) Anju Bobby George
(3) Neha Sanwal
(4) Prajakta Sawant
(5) None of these
34. As per the recent agreement between India and one other country the Indian Rupee can be easily swapped with
(1) Taka
(2) Riel
(3) Kyat
(4) Yen
(5) Rubble
35. The Government of India put a ban on export of which of the following commodities at the price below the price of the same in domestic market ?
(1) Steel
(2) Chemical Fertiliser
(3) Pharma products’
(4) Electronic goods
(5) None of these
36. India’s Foreign Exchange Reserves declined sharply in recent past. What was the main reason for the same ?
(1) Heavy demand of the same by foreign tourists
(2) Import of wheat from Pakistan & South Korea
(3) Appreciation of Rupee Value
(4) Instability in coalition government in Centre
(5) None of these
37. Which of the following is a public sector unit ?
(1) TCS
(2) ICICI Bank
(3) TESCO
(4) BHEL
(5) All of these
38. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Meet was organised in September 2007 in
(1) New Delhi
(2) Beijing
(3) Tokyo
(4) London
(5) Sydney
39. Who amongst the following was the Captain of the Indian hockey team who won Asia Cup 2007 held in Chennai ?
(1) Baichung Bhutia
(2) Dilip Tirkey
(3) Pankaj Advani
(4) Manavjit Singh Sandhu
(5) None of these
40. India launched which of the following satellites in September 2007 ?
(1) EDUSAT
(2) METSAT
(3) CROSAT-IIB
(4) INSAT-4CR
(5) None of these
Answers
1. (2) 2. (2) 3.(3) 4. (2)
5.(5) 6.(1) 7.(5) 8.(3) 9.(1) 10.(1) 11.(4) 12 .(5) 13.(3) 14.(3) 15.(2) 16.(2) 17.(5) 18.(2) 19.(5) 20.(2) 21.(5) 22.(4) 23.(5) 24.(5) 25.(1) 26.(1) 27.(2) 28.(3) 29.(1) 30.(2) 31.(1) 32.(3) 33.(2) 34.(5) 35.(1) 36.(3) 37.(4) 38.(5) 39.(5) 40.(4)


General Awareness questions for the day are given below.
1. In the case of a test tube baby
(1) Fertilization takes place inside the test tube
(2) Development of the baby takes place inside the test tube
(3) Fertilization takes place outside the mother's body
(4) Unfertilized egg develops inside the test tube

2. Who elects the President of India?
(1) Lok Sabha
(2) Rajya Sabha
(3) People of India
(4) Parliament and State Assemblies

3. The Fundamental Duties were incorporated in the Constitution of India by the
(1) First Amendment
(2) Tenth Amendment
(3) Thirty-second Amendment
(4) Forty-second Amendment

4. The speed of light will be minimum while passing through
(1) glass
(2) vacuum
(3) air
(4) water

5. The time taken by the Sun to revolve around the center of our galaxy is
(1) 50 mn years
(2) 100 mn years
(3) 250 mn years
(4) 365 mn years

6. The oldest monarchy in the world is that of
(1) Nepal
(2) U K
(3) Spain
(4) Japan

7. The Vice-President is elected by an electoral college consisting of
(1) only elected members of both Housed of Parliament
(2) only Rajya Sabha members
(3) all members of Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies
(4) all members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

8. In which one of the following states of India is it legal for a Hindu male and illegal for a Muslim male to have more than one living wife?
(1) Nagaland
(2) Goa
(3) Himachal Pradesh
(4) Arunachal Pradesh

9. Where did Buddha die?
(1) Lumbini
(2) Kusinagara
(3) Pavapuri
(4) Magadha

10. What was the main difference between the Indus Valley Civilization and Vedic Civilization?
(1) Indus Valley Civilization was urban, while the Vedic Civilization was rural.
(2) "Pipal" tree was worshiped in Indus Valley Civilization, while "Burgad" tree was worshiped in Vedic Civilization.
(3) The main emphasis in Indus Valley Civilization was on trade while in the Vedic Age was on religion.
(4) Indus Valley Civilization believed in non-violence while Vedic Civilization had no hard and fast rules about violence.

Answer Key
(1) 3 (6) 4
(2) 4 (7) 4
(3) 4 (8) 2
(4) 1 (9) 2
(5) 3 (10) 1
 
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