Practice Test

Q1) Which one of the following is not correctly matched ? Show Answer

Q2) Consider the following statements
1) After China and India, Indonesia has the highest of population in the highest number of population in the world from the Asian Countries.
2) More than half of the countries which have the highest number of population in the world in top ten countries is from Asia.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ? Show Answer

Q3) Consider the following statements
1) Bharat Ratna is not awarded to the dead person like the Nobel Prize.
2) mahatma Gandhi recived the Bharat Ratna Award more than once.
Which of the statements given below is/are correct ? Show Answer

Q4) Which one of the following is not correctly matched ? Show Answer

Q5) Which one of the following is not correctly matched ? Show Answer

Q6) Consider the following statements about India and Bermuda region
1) India and Bermuda have signed a pact to facilitate exchange of information between the two countries regarding tax evasion.
2) The pact will be called Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA).
3) The TIEA is according to the guidelines issued by the OECD for countries and destination considered as tax heavens
4) The concept of TIEA was developed by the Paris based OECD for promoting international cooperation in tax matters through exchange of information
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ? Show Answer

Q7) Consider the following statements
1) Mekong-Ganga cooperation MGC was established in 2000 at Vietnam.
2) MGC comprises of India Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
3) The MGC basically emphasized on 4 areas of cooperation which are tourism, culture, education and transport
Which of the statements is/are correct ? Show Answer

Q8) Consider the following statements
1) European Council acts externally as a collective head of state and ratifies international agreements and treaties
2) European Commission operates as a cabinet government with 27 commissioners one from each member state. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ? Show Answer

Q9) Consider the following statements
1) The Kalinga Prize is an award given by UNESCO for exceptional skill in presenting scientific ideas to lay people.
2) Yash Pal was the last person from India to receive the Kalinga Prize
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ? Show Answer

Q10) To Integrate cultural leaders into its meeting which one of the following gives Crystal Award ? Show Answer

Q11) For outstanding contribution to which one of the following fields is shanti Swarup Bhatnagar prize given ? Show Answer

Q12) With reference to stree Shakti Puraskar in which of the following is Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Award given ? Show Answer

Q13) Which one of the following is not an award on the National Awards Day ? Show Answer

Q14) With which one of the following leading newspapers is Mrs Shobhana Bharatia associated ? Show Answer

Q15) Ms Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu is the first Indian woman Show Answer

Q16) Consider the following
1) The first Indian to win an individual medal in Olympics was KD Jadhav
2) Kunjarani Devi is associated with weight lifting
Which of the above is/are true ? Show Answer

Q17) In the context of the global oil prices Brent crude oil is frequently referred to in the news. What does this term imply ?
1) It is a major classification of crude oil
2) It is sourced from North Sea.
3) It does not contain sulphur Show Answer

Q18) How is Sarosh Zaiwalla well-known as ? Show Answer

Q19) Who is Wole Soyinka ? Show Answer

Q20) Consider the following statements:
1. Ronjan Sodhi is the recipients of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
2. He is associated with the sport of shooting.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Show Answer

Q21) Consider the following statement:
1. 'Aman Ki Asha' is a campaign jointly started by the two leading media houses, the Jang group in pakistan and The Time of India in India.
2. aman Ki Asha is an example of Trak II diplomacy.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Show Answer

Q22) Consider the following
1. P. V. Sindhu
2. Rajkumari Rathore
3. Neha Rathi
4. Saba Anjum
Which of the above are awarded by Arjun Prize? Show Answer

Q23) Consider the following:
1. Anil Man
2. Mahavir Singh
3. Girraj Singh
4. Saiyad Ali
Which of the above are awarded by Dhyanchand Award? Show Answer

Q24) With reference to the Myanmar election and Parliament the correct statement(s) is/are :
1. The elections held in myanmar were the first since 1990.
2. The National league for democracy led by Aung San Suu Kyi contested all 45 seats and won 43 of them.
3. The Parliment of Myanmar is having 650 seats and it is situated in Naypyidaw.
Which of the following is/are correct? Show Answer

Q25) Consider the following statements:
1. The Padma Award is the highest civilian Award of the country.
2. Padma Vibhushan is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service.
3. The award are announced on the occasion of Republic day every year.
4. Raghunath Mohapatra, S. Haider Raza,Prof Yashpal and Prof. R. Narasimha are awarded by Padam Vibhushan.
Which of the above are awarded by Arjun Prize? Show Answer

Q26) Recently a report titled "Waiting here for death" was released by an NGO Human Right Watch. This report has:
1. Highlighed the displacement of 70,000 indigenous people from the south western region of Gembella in Ethiopia.
2. Blamed the villagisation programme of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic front governmemnt for the forced eviction from Gambella.
3. The villagisation programme is being taken up for the rehabilitation of the victims of Derg regime which was in power till 1991.
Which of the following is/are correct? Show Answer

Q27) Consider the following statements:
1. Ms. Pauline Nyiramasuhuko became the first-ever woman to be found guilty of genocide by an international tribunal.
2. Pritzker Prize is given in the field of Mathematics.
3. The Union govt. of India on 3rd Feb 2012 notified the setting up of the NCTC and the notification was issued under Article 74 of the constitution of India.
Correct statement is/are Show Answer

Q28) Identify the correct statement(s):
1. Ranbaxy has become India's second largest Pharmaceutical company by dislodging the Cipla.
2. TCS has emerged India's most valuable firm by replacing the Reliance Industries Ltd. Show Answer

Q29) Consider the following statements:
1. Usain Bolt the 100 meters race world record holder is from Jamaica.
2. Narain kartikeyan is the sportsman in the field of formula one car racing.
which of the above statements is/are correct? Show Answer

Q30) The Indian Parliament has passed the cable Television Networks (Regulation) Amendment Bill-2011. The objective(s) of this proposed legislation is/are :
1. Bringing Transparency.
2. Introduce Digitisation of TV Services in four metors from 1 November, 2012.
3. To introduce CAS Conditional Access System in phased manner by 2014. Show Answer

Q31) Consider the following statements:
1. UNDP released the Human development report - 2013 on March 14, 2013
2. The title of the Report is " The Rise of the South: Human progress in a Diverse world"
3. The top three countries are Norway, Australia and America in the Ranking.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Show Answer

Q32) The Higg's boson particle:
1. Is responsible for the mass of matter.
2. Is recently detected by the ALICE project of large Hardon Collider.
3. Is formed by the conglomeration of quarks for a fraction of a second. Show Answer

Q33) Consider the following statements:
1.On 2nd March 2013 Tajikistan and Laos became the new members of WTO
2. In 2012 Montenegro, Samoa, Russia and Vanuatu has became the members of WTO.
3.'Roberto Azevedo' of Brazil elected as a new chairmen of WTO in May 2013.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Show Answer

Q34) Identify the correct statements:
1. The Delhi International Airport Limited has become the first airport operator to receive ISO 50001:2011 certification.
2. The ISO 50001:2001 is awarded for Energy Management System. Show Answer

Q35) Which of the following is/are correct:
1. UN has declared 2011 as the year of forests.
2. Australia was hit by cyclone Yasi.
3. The magnitude of Tsunami which struck Japan was 8.7. Show Answer

Q36) Identify the correct statement(s) from the given:
1. Srikrishna report has asked for maintaining status quo as one of the options for resolving Telangana separate statehood.
2. Srikrishna report has also given the option of Bifurcating state into Telangana and Seemandhra with Hyderabad as the capital of Telangana and a new capital for Seemandhra. Show Answer

Q37) In January 2013 three high courts are constituted by the union government in which north eastern states?
1. Meghalaya
2. Manipur
4. Sikkim Show Answer

Q38) Mohan Dharia, whom passed away recently, was a ______________ ? Show Answer

Q39) In October 2013, which country has confirmed plans to create a secure mail service to protect its citizens and business against foreign espionage? Show Answer

Q40) Consider the following statements
1. Janani Suraksha Yojna (JSY) was launched to promote institutional deliveries so that skilled attendance at birth is made available and mothers and new born babies can be saved from pregnancy related complications and deaths.
2. The Ministry to Health & Family Welfare launched Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) on 1st June, 2011 to provide better health facilities
for pregnant women and sick neonates.
Correct statement is/are Show Answer

Q41) United States Lars Peter Hansen, Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller won the 2013 Nobel Economic Prize for their groundbreaking work on __? Show Answer

Q42) Consider the following statements regarding All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers, 2012
1. The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers for September, 2012 increased by 7 points and 8 points respectively to stand at 673 points for Agricultural Labourers and 675 points for Rural Labourers.
2. Haryana with 757 point topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 555 points stood at the bottom.
Correct statement is/are Show Answer

Q43) Who among the following has clinched the Shanghai Master Title 2013? Show Answer

Q44) As per the latest data by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which of the following states tops in human rights violation cases? Show Answer

Q45) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on 25th September 2012 approved the strengthening and restructuring of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme. The strengthening and restructuring ICDS Scheme would :
1. Prevent and reduce young child under-nutrition by 10 percentage points in 0-6 years.
2. Enchance early development and learning outcomes in all children blow six years of age.
3. Improve care and nutrition of girls and women and reduce anaemia prevalence in young children, girls and women by one-fourth. Show Answer

Q46) which of the following organization has won 2013 Nobel Peace Prize? Show Answer

Q47) Consider the following statements.
1. Bhutan is going to hold its first ever parlimentary elections in the year 2010.
2. Bhutan has banned anyone without a university degree from contesting elections.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Show Answer

Q48) Karan Thapar, television journalist chosen for the International Press Institute (IPI) - India award for excellence in journalism 2013. Which of the following Sentences(s) is/are true about it?
1. He was selected by the distinguished jury of editors and publishers headed by the former Chief Justice of India, A.S Anand.
2. The IPI was founded in October 1950. Its members are spread in over 120 countries.
3. Its members are spread in over 120 countries. Show Answer

Q49) Which of the following given below is/are correct ?
1. The armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA)
2. The AFSPA is enforced in regions notified as disturbed area.
3. Under the provisions of the Act, the Chief Minister of a State can declare the whole State or part of its as 'disturbed area '
Selecting the correct answer using the code given below. Show Answer

Q50) Name of the Canadian author who won 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature? Show Answer

Q51) Consider the following statements about Euthanasia.
1. It refers to the practice of ending the life in a manner which relieves pain and suffering.
2. In the case involving Aruna Shanbaug, the Supreme Court of India has suggested that passive Euthanasia be legalized through the Supreme Court monitored mechanism only.
3. Active voluntary Euthanasia is legal in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Q52) 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 terms 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 Show Answer

Q53) On 15th March 2011, foreign ministers of G-8 nations failed to reach an agreement on military action against Libya because:
1. Germany and Russia blocked flight restrictions sought by Britain and France.
2. French attempt for a no-fly zone could not reach consensus.
3. United Nations has been non-supportive for any kind of action against Libya.
Select the correct answer using the code given below. Show Answer

Q54) Which among the following statements is/are correct?
1. The Centre is finalising creation of two new all-India services-Indian Judicial Service (IJS) and Indian Legal Services (ILS).
2. The three all-India services are the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Indian Forest Services (IFS). Show Answer

Q55) Who among the following has won European Union's " Sakharov Human Rights" prize? Show Answer

Q56) Who among the following is not the winner of 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry? Show Answer

Q57) The government of which among the following states has launched a scheme to screen people above the age of 30 years for life style diseases? Show Answer

Q58) In October 2013, Sachin Tedulkar reached another landmark by completing 50,000 runs in competitive cricket across all formats. Apart from Sachin who among the following has achieved this fear?
1.WG Grace]
2. Mark Ravin Ramprakash
3. Jack Hobbs
4. Graham Gooch
choose the correct answer from the codes given below: Show Answer

Q59) In context of sixth Global Skills summit (GSS) held recently consider the following statements.
1. Global skills Summit (GSS) is an annual event held in collaboration with Ministry of Human Resources Development,Ministry of Labour and Employment and National skill Development Corporation (NSDC)
2. Every year,there is the country partner and for 2013 Global skill Summit the country partner is NewZealand.
3. The theme of the sixth GSS is "Learner First"
4. The goal of HRD Ministry is to achieve national skilling of 25 crore Indian by 2025.
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Q60) Consider the following statement
1. The CCEA has approved the launch of the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), to be implemented in Mission mode during 2013 - 2018.
2. The CCEA has also disapproved the continuation of affordable Housing in Partnership Scheme (AHP) earlier part of ray. AHP was a launched in 2009.
3. It is also been decided to continue the Internet Subsidy Scheme (ISS) for housing the Urban Poor (ISHUP)
4. ISHUP has been rechristened to Rajiv Rinn Yojana (RRY).
choose the correct code. Show Answer

Q61) Recently (October 2013) India has agreed to resume military supplies to which country? Show Answer

Q62) Consider the following Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2013 recipients:
1. Dr Yamuna Krishnan
2. Dr S C Rahavan
3. Dr Ekanth Prabhakar Ghate
4. Dr Pushkar Sharma
Which of the following correctly represents the field from which they have been chosen for the award? Show Answer

Q63) INS Sindhurakshak destroyed at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. Which of the following sentence(s) is/are true about INS Sindhurakshak?
1. It is the ninth of the ten Sindhughosh class diesel electric submarines of the Indian Navy.
2.It was constructed in St. Petersburg Russia in 1995.
The true sentence (s) is/are: Show Answer

Q64) As per the latest report, which of the following are the most advanced states in India? Show Answer

Q65) Habiba Sarabi Afghanistan's first and only female governor was recipients of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2013. She is the governor of which province of Afghanistan. Show Answer

Q66) "Angela Merkel" who won the German election for the third time belongs to which political party? Show Answer

Q67) "Angela Merkel" who won the German election for the third time belongs to which political party? Show Answer

Q68) Consider the following statements about Rahul Bhattacharya, who won the prestigious Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, 2012.
1. He was awarded the ondaatje Prize for his book, They sly company of People Who Care.
2. He is a circket journalist.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ? Show Answer

Q69) A new scheme for the girl child,' Dhan Laxmi' - a conditional cash transfer scheme - was launched by the Union Government in Show Answer

Q70) Government of India is running a scheme, Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). Its objective is to Show Answer

Q71) Aam Admi Bima Yojana provides social security to________- Show Answer

Q72) Which of the following awards is given by the Govt. of India? Show Answer

Q73) Which of the following programmes has been launched by the "Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies" of the Govt of India? Show Answer

Q74) The President of Palestine recently emphasized that his country will not resume peace talks until Israel fully halts settlement building in the Show Answer

Q75) Which of the following schemes was recently launched to provide Death and Disability Insurance cover to rural landless people that enjoy no insurance cover at all at present? Show Answer

Q76) UNO recently banned Pakistan based terrorist organization Show Answer

Q77) The International Atomic energy agency (IAEA) on march 8, 2011 gave its approval to a safeguard agreement for two new reactors in - Show Answer

Q78) UN recently launched scheme for widows in three South Asian countries? Which of the following is not included? Show Answer

Q79) Recently Titanic ship was again in news. The remains of the Titanic's which are lying at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean will now come under the protection of under UNESCO's Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage. Why the Titanic's wreckage was Not under this protection till date?
1. Remains of the titanic were not eligible for protection under UNESCO's Convention, as it applies only to the remains that are submerged for at least 100 years.
2. Titanic hadn't completed 100 years till recently
Which of above is true Show Answer

Q80) Udyant helpline was inaugurated by the Prime Minister recently for assisting which sector? Show Answer

Q81) Recently Ms Joyce Banda was selected as President in Afrian country of Malawi. In this regards consider following
1. Previously Bingu wa mutharika was President of Malawi.
2. He was an IITD alumuns
3. In Malawi vice president takes over in absence of President
Which of above is true Show Answer

Q82) With which of the following countries did India recently agree to set up a joint venture to co- develop and produce a new multirole Transport Aircraft? Show Answer

Q83) Recently GIAHS was in news. Consider following about GIAHS
1. It stands for Globally important Agriculture Heritage Sites Programme.
2. This recognition is given by United Nation's food and Agriculture Organisation
3. Tribal community of koraput is chosen under this scheme
Which of above is true. Show Answer

Q84) Which state government recently approached the Supreme Court to allow it to grant prospecting and mining leases to South Korean steel giant Posco which wants to set up a steel plant in the state? Show Answer

Q85) Which of the following schemes is launched by the Govt. of India to provide an identity to its all resident citizen and also in identifying people who are poorest often the last to stand up to ask for their share in govt. schemes or lack identity? Show Answer

Q86) Who amongst the following is the winner of Man Booker Prize 2011? Show Answer

Q87) Sir Fred Goodwin and Stephen Hester Were recently in News Consider.
1. Fred Goodwin was Previously CEO of RBS in UK
2. Stephen Hester is currently CEO of RBS
3. Fred Goodwin was stripped of his title and knighthood because of his role during crisis
4. RBS is private limited company
Which of above is true Show Answer

Q88) 'Gorkhaland Council' which was recently in news is a body set up for administration of which of the following Districts? Show Answer

Q89) Which organization has 'Aadhaar' as its new brand name? Show Answer

Q90) Jacques Chirac was recently making news. Consider following about Chirac
1. He is the first head of state been convicted since trial in 1945 of Marshal philippe petain who collaborated with Nazis.
2. Chirac served two consecutive terms as persident from 1995 to 2007 in France.
3. He is succeeded by Nicholas sarkozy.
Which of above is true. Show Answer

Q91) Unique Identification Authority of India will create a data base for: Show Answer

Q92) CAS is associated with __ ? Show Answer

Q93) Consider about North-Eastern are (Reorganisation) Amendment Bill, 2011
1. It was introduced to amend act of 1971
2. once a in new law comes to force, Tripura and Manipur will have same cadre of IAS, same cadre of IPS and same cadre of IFS
Which of the above is true Show Answer

Q94) Which of the following pacts/agreement will allow Afghanistan to sell its goods in India without paying any tax? Show Answer

Q95) Which states name was recently changed by Parliament? Show Answer

Q96) The food safety and standard ( packing and labeling) Regulation act,2011 makes the following mandatory for a producer:
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Q97) Some newspaper had reported that gas would be discovered in the KG basin by 2012 KG stand for ___ Show Answer

Q98) From 1 November 2012 Set top box would be necessary, if anybody wants to watch cable TV. Consider following
1. These set top boxes would work on digital signal and not on analog signal
2. Total 820 channels are offered through his scheme
3. This Scheme is available only for METRO cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.
4. This Scheme would be mandatory in all over the country till 2017
Which of above is not true Show Answer

Q99) Joachim Gauck is recently elected president of Germany.
Consider following about Gemany's president
1. Previously christian wulff from christian democratic party of angela markel (current chancellor of germany) was president
2. He was forced to resign because of scandals regarding corruption before elected to presidential post
Which of above is true Show Answer

Q100) Lokayukta and lokpal are in news consider following
1. It was first proposed by 2nd ARC
2. It had its genesis in sweden called as ombudsman in year 1809
3. UK adopted ombudsman system in 1962 as parliamentary commissioner
Which of the above is true Show Answer

Q101) Recently NCTC in was news, consider the following points about it
1. National counter terrorism center is based on the lines of US NCTC
2. It is proposed by Ministry of Foreign affairs and is to based in Intelligence Bureau
Which of above is not true Show Answer

Q102) AARDO was recently in news, in this context consider following
1. It refers to afro aisa rural development organisation. It is a political body and enjoys observer status in UN
2. Recently its summit conference happended in new Delhi and was chaired by Dr. Manmohan Singh. Which of above is true Show Answer

Q103) In case of recent attack by Italian mariners on vessel Enrica Lexie consider following :
1. Contiguous zone jurisdiction of a country extends upto 22 nautical miles
2. EEZ of country extends upto 220 nautical miles
Which of the above are correct Show Answer

Q104) Last year CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) Vinod Rai has been appointed as external auditor of two major UN organizations, International Atomic energy Agency and World Intellectual Property Organization. In this context what is INCORRECT?
1. U.K, Spain and Norway was up in arms against Vinod Rai appointment primarily because this is first time position is held be CAG of developing world.
2. The tenure of these audits can extend to seven years.
3. CAG is also on Board of Asian Organization of supreme Audit Institutions. Show Answer

Q105) Last September, Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas was tooth and nail vying for UN membership. Isreal and US opposes the move threatening sanctions. In this context what is CORRECT ?
1. UNESCO becomes first UN Organ to grant full member status to Palestine.
2. US is schedule to withdraw UNSECO funding as US Law prohibits Washington from funding any UN affiliated body that accepts palestine memebership.
3. India condemned Palestine. Show Answer

Q106) Recently Pakistan has granted MFN (Most Favoured Nation) Status to India. Till now it has maintained positive list of 1934 items that can be imported from india. In this context what is CORRECT ?
1. India has given MFN status of Pakistan in 1996 itself.
2. MFN status will not alter the Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade agreements that allows Afghanistan's goods to cross over Pakistan to India but not vice-versa.
3. During Muhammad Ali Jinnah's time India has enjoyed MFN status from Pakistan. Show Answer

Q107) In recent days India has own considerable interest in Af-Pak region particularly constructive activity in Afganistan. What in this context is CORRECT ?
1. India has shown interest in drawing 900km lines from Hajigak region in Bamiyan of Afganistan to Chabahar Port of Iran.
2. Hajigak region of Afghanistan is mineral rich region.
3. Pakistan wants to connect its Baluchistan region too but want Hijgak region to be connected to Gwadar Port instead. Show Answer

Q108) Last year interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir looking for permanent political settlement of the Kashmir Problem submitted their report to Home Minister P. Chidambaram. In this context what is CORRECT?
1. Interlocutor group was consist of three people namely Dilip Padgaonkar, Radhakumar and Arundhari Roy.
2. In J and K Right to property remains a fundamental right.
3. The panel has recommended reversion to the pre-1953 status for J and K when centre has control over just three subjects - Defence, Foreign Affairs and Communications. Show Answer

Q109) Japanese Encephalitis Virus affects several North Indian parts mainly states like bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh. The virus whose host is Culex mosquito leads to inflammation of membranes of affected individual causing fever and headache. What in context of this is CORRECT?
1. Japanese Encephalit is a virus Flavivirus family.
2. Pigs and Paddy fields around area aggravate the disease scale as pig act its host.
3. Anti-retrovirals are effective treatment of disease. Show Answer

Q110) Last year Jyoti Amge of Nagpur India was in news for being World's shortest living women declared by Gunnies world Record In this context what is correct ?
1. Jyoti Amge restricted height is due to a growth anomally called achondroplasia
2. Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Nepal was declared the shortest human adult ever documented and verified, measuring 21.5 in (5.46 cm).
3. Gul Mohammed of India holds title of world's shortest man before losing title to Chandra Bahadur Dangi in 2012. Show Answer

Q111) Dev Anand, the Evergreen Actor of Indian Film dies at age of 88. What is CORRECT regarding him ?
1. He won Filmfare Best Actor award for Kalapani in 1958 and for Guide in 1966.
2. In year 2001 he was bestowed with Padma Bhusan Award.
3. He never won much acclaimed dada saheb Pahalke award.
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Q112) Amichand Rajbansi, South African Indian politician dies December 2011. What in his relation is CORRECT ?
1. He belongs to Minority Front Party.
2. Nicknamed "The Bengal Tiger" because of his fiery nature.
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Q113) Recently Mullaperiyar Dam in Kerala was in news. Tamil Nadu and kerela field a petition in Supreme Court to deploy Central Industry Security Force for dam. What is CORRECT?
1. Kerela want water level to be drop by 136 feet to 120 feet.
2. Mullaperiyar Dam in Gravity based dam.
3. Dam is located in Idukki district of Kerela and built on inter-state river and legally on 999 year lease to supply water to Tamil Nadu. Show Answer

Q114) The Krishna water dispute tribunal has given its verdict on the 43 - year old Krishna water dispute. According to the verdict which of these states gets maximum share of surplus water? Show Answer

Q115) Recently, the Pupils Own Language (POL) Policy was making news. Which of the following country has adopted the Pupils Own Language (POL) Policy? Show Answer

Q116) Who among the following heads the committee created for examination of the Food Security Bill? Show Answer

Q117) On 2012 Indian visit of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari there was news touted about possible talk over demilitarization of Sachen Galcier also. In this context what of following is correct ?
1. India-Pakistan talk over Siachen glacier till 2012 failed 12 times.
2. Pakistan holds that Actual Ground Position Line is illegal while India wants line acceptance by Pakistan before demilitrasition. Show Answer

Q118) The National Payment Corporation of India has launched interbank Mobile Payment service ( IMPS) in India,with seven Banking enabling transfer of funds using mobile phones. Which of those banks is not amount the participating banks? Show Answer

Q119) Leaders of the Golf Corporation Council (GCC) discussed political, economic, security and military issues recently in the first session of the 31st GCC Summit held i the United Arab Emirates. The six GCC States does not comprise: Show Answer

Q120) Yoshika Noda, the newly elected Prime Minister of Japan visited Indian on Dec.26 for Indo-Japan annual talks. What was agreed during the talks between Noda and Manmohan Singh.
1. Currency Swap deals between India and Japan enhanced from $3 billion to $ 15 billion.
2. Launch of India-Japan- US trilateral dialogue.
3. Japan shown interest to share high speed rail technology for passenger networks in India. Show Answer

Q121) The recent G - 20 Summit, which was held in Seoul, reviewed Show Answer

Q122) Aung San Suu Kyi,who was freed from seven years under house arrest recently,leads which party in Mayanmar? Show Answer

Q123) Irom Sharmila Cahnu, also known as the iron Lady of Manipur, is a civil rights activist, political activist, journalist and poet, who has completed 10 years of her fast demanding the repeal of Armed Forces (Special Powers)Act, 1958 belongs to which state? Show Answer

Q124) Veteran illterature, freedom fighter and former minister Nityananda Mohapatra died on April 17,2012. Which of the following facts about him are not true ?
1. Post Independence was elected thrice as MLA from Bhadrak, twice as Congress candidate and once on Janata Dal ticket.
2. He rose to literary prominence as editor of Odia Magzine Dagara.
3. Mohapatra was the recipient of Kendriya Sahitya Academy and Odisha Sahitya Academy Awards.
4. He wrote the famous flagsong the Odisha unit for of the CPI Ei lal patakara tale.
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Q125) Nuclear Power Corporation India Limited (NCPIL) has to recently started work on India's first pair or indogenously designed 700 MW pressurized heavy water reactors 9PHWR's).
These PHWRs are being set up Show Answer

Q126) In an effort to enhance social security cooperation, India has signed a Social Security Agreement with which of these Scandinavian countries? Show Answer

Q127) Alberta Province of Canada has recently inked an MoU with an Indian State government to work in cooperation in various sectors including post secondary education, agriculture, agro based industry and shell gas. The state Show Answer

Q128) The Union Cabinet has approved a proposed bill to prevent sexual harassment of women at the workplace. Which among the following statements regarding this is/are correct ?
1. The bill defines sexual harassement as spelt out in the historic judgement of the Supreme Court in the 'Vishaka v/s State of Rajasthan" case in 1997.
2. Under the proposed bill, every employer, irrespective of the number of employees, is required to constitute an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC). Show Answer

Q129) Which among the following statements is/are correct regarding veteran US diplomat Richard Holbrooke, who died recently?
1. He is best known for brokering the 1995 peace agreement that ended three years of war in Bosnia.
2. As a special US envoy in the current Afghan conflict, he has had the daunting task of pushing Kabul and Islamabad to work together against resurgent Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Show Answer

Q130) The recently draft Lokpal Bill 2010 provides for filling of complaints of allegation of corruption against Prime Minister,Minister and MPs with the Lokpal.But the National Commission for Review of the working of the Constitution in 2001 had recommended that the Prime Minister be kept out of the Lokpal's purview since he occupies a unique position and is the head of the entire governmental structure. Who based this Commission? Show Answer

Q131) According to the draft Lokpal Bill,2010 inquiry against the Prime Minister has to be routed through which of the following constitutional heads/committee? Show Answer

Q132) In which of the following sectors Foreign Direct Investi-ments are permitted in India ?
1. Tea Plantation
2. Coffee Plantation
3. Rubber Plantation Show Answer

Q133) According to the draft Lokpal Bill 2010 the Chairperson and members of Lokpal shall be appointed on the recommendations of a committee consisting of the Vice President,Prime Minister,Lok Sabha Speaker.Home and law Minister and Leaders of opposition in both Houses of parliament. Who will be the Chairman of the Committee? Show Answer

Q134) The idea of Lokpal has emanated from the office of Ombudsman, which is prevalent in ____ countries. Show Answer

Q135) Which among the following statements is/are correct?
1. The Supreme Court has enabled Medical Council of India to go ahead with its plan to hold a single Common Entrance Test for MBBS and post-graduation seats in all goverment and private medical colleges from 2011-2012 academic sesssion.
2. TRAI has recommended setting up a National Broadband Network at a cost of about Rs.60,000 crore to achieve 16 crore broadband connections by 2014. Show Answer

Q136) Which among the following statements is/are correct?
1. India has put its stamp on the natural gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Indian via Afghanistan and pakistan
2. The Afghan government is expected to receive 8% of the project's revenue Show Answer

Q137) Which among the following statements is/are correct?
1. According to the latest TRAI guidelines, unsolicited telemarketing calls and SMSs would not be allowed between 9.00 pm to 9.00 am.
2. Defaulting telemarketing companies sending unsolicited calls or messages would not only attract a penalty of up to Rs. 2.5 lakh, they would also be blacklisted by TRAI on the sixth offence. Show Answer

Q138) Which among the following statements is/are correct?
1. Most oil and gas exporting countries are using the US dollar for their transaction.
2. Most oil and gas exporting countries are using Asian Clearing Union Mechanism (ACUM) for settlement Show Answer

Q139) Which among the following statements is/are correct ?
1. Anil Ambani-led Reliance Power has signed the power purchase agreement with NTPC for its upcoming 100 MW solar power project at Jaisalmer in Rajastan.
2. The project is under the government's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. Show Answer

Q140) Which among the following statments is/are correct?
1. The Bachelor of Rural Medicine and Surgery (BRMS) which has been given the go-ahead, is a medical degree in three-and-a-half years.
2. The BRMA degree would be acquired in two phases and at two different levels-Community Heath Facility (one-and-a-half years) and sub-divisional hospitals (secondary level hospitals) for a further duration of two years. Show Answer

Q141) Which among the following statements is/are correct?
1. The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has said that minimum qualification for admission to engineering and pharmacy colleges will be 60% marks.
2. All technical institute will have to reserve 5 per cent of their seats for students from economically backward section of society and grant them full tuition fee waiver. Show Answer

Q142) Which among the following statements is/are correct?
1. The Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal has allowed Karnataka to raise the height of the Almatti dam from 519 m to 524.6m, setting aside the opposition of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra who had argued that raising the height of the dam would cause the villages to be inundated by backwaters.
2. Almatti dam is the primary source of both drinking and irrigation water for districts of northern karnataka, like Bijapore. Show Answer

Q143) Which among the following statements is/are correct ?
1. India has objected to any Chinese firm or consortium being given contracts related to the building of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline.
2. About 735-km of the proposed pipleline will pass through Afghanistan and another 800 km through Pakistan. Show Answer

Q144) Which among the following statements is/are correct?
1. The World Bank has warned that the global economy could return to the dark days of the 2008 crisis, with global growth of 3.3 percent in 2011 following a 3.9 percent rate in 2010.
2. High-income countries are expected to expand by 2.7 percent and developing countries would spend up just a notch, to 6.1 percent. Show Answer

Q145) Which among the following statements is/are correct?
1. IMF has approved a $1.17 billion disbursement to Romania after reviewing the country's progress in meeting terms of a $17.45 billion loan.
2. The IMF's approval paves the way for Romains to receive another 1.5 billion euros from the World Bank and the European Union as part of the bailout loan. Show Answer

Q146) Recently, China made a very large dam to tame which one of the following rivers? Show Answer

Q147) Which of the following sets of countries have recently been admitted to European Union? Show Answer

Q148) Which of the following islands was recently renamed as Kalaallit Nunaat? Show Answer

Q149) Which two countries are connected by under water tunnel recently constructed? Show Answer

Q150) Jordan Romero, who became in 2010 the youngest in the world to scale the Mt. Everest,belong to : Show Answer

Q151) What is the new administrative capital proposed for Myanmar? Show Answer

Q152) According to a Report released in 2010, which country has the highest number of Internet users in the world? Show Answer

Q153) In which one of the following States has India's largest private sector sea port been commissioned recently? Show Answer

Q154) Which of the following was the venue of 2010 International Congress of Mathematicians? Show Answer

Q155) The 13th National Conference on e Governance was held in 2010 at - Show Answer

Q156) India's first artificial reef was commissioned in 2010 at - Show Answer

Q157) Palakkad, which became the first fully electrified district of India in 2010, is a district of: Show Answer

Q158) Which one of the following statements is not correct? Show Answer

Q159) With reference to the government of India various programs, what is Nirmal Gram Puraskar? Show Answer

Q160) Currently who is the Secretary General of Lok Sabha? Show Answer

Q161) The National Ganga River Basin Authority is Currently headed by Show Answer

Q162) Aleppo city is in news since the Arab revolution. In which country Aleppo is located? Show Answer

Q163) Julian Assange contraversial founder of wikileaks. Basically belongs from which country Show Answer

Q164) Which country granted asylum to wikileakes controversial founder Julian Assange? Show Answer

Q165) Recently with which country India signed a mou ( memorandum of understanding) for launching a programme that would promote collaborative research across a wide of discipline from medical & IT to social Science. Show Answer

Q166) Recently which group has chose India as its first dialogue partner because of its size & Political Situation? Show Answer

Q167) S.M Krishna's Pakistani Counterpart is Show Answer

Q168) Recently Union cabinet has fix the base price for 5 megahertz of 2G Spectrum? Show Answer

Q169) Recently which Bank the first lender to come out with a floating rate deposit producer product after the RBI mudged banks to switch to such mode of deposit in July. Show Answer

Q170) After 18 long years of negotiation which country entered the WTO recently? Show Answer

Q171) Who Crowned Miss world 2012? Show Answer

Q172) Recently which Indian Bank Issue the first Publicity listed benchmark Singapore dollar bond from India? Show Answer

Q173) Recently noted Indian American Journalist and author Farced zakaria has been suspended by a channel & magazine after he admitted to having plagiarized from the New Yorker Portions of an article. In which channel he is associated? Show Answer

Q174) Ms Julia Gillard is the prime minister of Show Answer

Q175) Which among the following statements is/are correct ?
1. Russian Duma has given preliminary approval landmark US-Russian nuclear arms reduction pact.
2. The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) restricts the former Cold War foes to a maximum of 1,550 deployed warheads each. Show Answer

Q176) In the year 2012,India undertook its largest military exercise since independence. This was named Show Answer

Q177) Which one among the following Indian events will be upgraded as an international event from February 2013? Show Answer

Q178) Which among the following statements is/are correct?
1. Pakistan and China have declared year 2011 as the year of Friendship between the two nations.
2. 2011 also marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between countries. Show Answer

Q179) Which among the following statements is/are correct?
1. Hungary has taken over the European Union Presidency from Jan 1.
2. Viktor Orban is the Prime Minister of Hungary. Show Answer

Q180) Iran recently threatened that it will stop supply of oil to India if the payment Issue is NOT sorted out quickly. What is the problem in payment to Iran?
1. The oil supplied by Iran is of substandard quality. Hence India suspended the supply and stopped the payment.
2. Indian banks have stopped transfer of money to Iran as UN has imposed sanctions on Iran.
3. India is bound to purchase oil only from OPEC members. Iran has abandoned the memebership of OPEC, which has created a problem in payments. Show Answer

Q181) Which one among the following was the theme of World Environment Day,2012? Show Answer

Q182) Which one among the following popular cartoon characters has recently completed 50 years of creation? Show Answer

Q183) The reason for Chechnya to be in the news recently is Show Answer

Q184) Recently,to which of the following countries did India offer to built a Buddha Temple? Show Answer

Q185) Recently with which country's government did ONGC Mittal Energy Limited (OMEL) sign joint venture deal of $ 6 million dealing with infrastructure, refinery and power? Show Answer

Q186) The president of India was recently on a visit to South Korea and Magolia. During her visit some agreements were signed by both the countries. Which of the following was a common area on which India signed agreements with South Korea and Mangolia both? Show Answer

Q187) The following personalities recently passed away. With reference to their respective field of work which of the following is not correctly matched?
(Person) (Field of Work) Show Answer

Q188) Which of the following is not correctly matched?
(Recipient 27) Show Answer

Q189) The Home Minister of India was recently on a visit to Bangladesh where both the countries signed a Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP). What are major points of this agreement?
1. The plan will help in resolving long pending border dispute between both the nations.
2. The head count of the people living in enclaves on the border will be completed within next six month's time.
3. India assured that no BSF Jawan will open fire on the people crossing the borders unless there is an attack on them. Show Answer

Q190) Which of the following change(s) have been made in the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act by Govt. so that it can boost up its policy of Financial Inclusion of the beneficiaries?
1. NREGA functionaries are being trained to conduct social audits and public disclosure of the works undertaken by State Governments, Panchayats.
2. Workers who are engaged for various jobs under the scheme are paid their wages through post office and/or bank accounts.
3. wages paid to the beneficiaries are revised and it is strengthening their livelihood resources. Show Answer

Q191) As per the news published in some newspapers, some Indian business houses are willing to import Uranium from Australia. But due to certain regulatory issues, this is not possible for them. What is/are these regulatory problems particularly those which govern the import/ export of materials like Uranium?
1. India has a special agreement with USA which does not allow India to import such radioactive materials from anywhere else.
2. India is not a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Hence, it cannot import Uranium from Australia or other such countries.
3. As per WTO rules, the export-import of radioactive material in its raw form is not allowed as it creates health harzards. Show Answer

Q192) Consider the following statements :
1. Carlos Slim is the richest person of the world
2. Mukesh Ambani is ranked ninth richest person of the world.
3. Non-Resident Indian Lakshimi Mittal has been ranked sixth richest person of the world.
4. The number of billionaries in India has increased from 49 to 55 this year.
Which of the above is correct ? Show Answer

Q193) Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana?
1. The scheme was launched in 2001 by merging some of the schemes running that/time.
2. In this scheme preference is given to Below Poverty line families for the jobs.
3. The wages under the scheme are paid partly in cash and partly by giving food grains. Show Answer

Q194) The DTH services of Tata sky uses the transponders of : Show Answer

Q195) First green station was inaugrated by the Indian Railway in 2011 at- Show Answer

Q196) Currency was has heated up globally. It escalated due to Show Answer

Q197) India and Japan entered into Currency Swap Agreement in late 2011. Compared to the previous such agreement existing between the two countries it has increased- Show Answer

Q198) Which of the following Central Prison has become the first one in the country to depend entirely on clean and renewable solar energy? Show Answer

Q199) Which one of the following nations has set up an ambitious goal to achieve a completely oil-free economy by the year 2020? Show Answer

Q200) The objective of the Eklavya Model Residential Schools is to provide quality education to which of the following ? Show Answer

Q201) Which one of the following Committees/
Commissions was formed to study and suggested pricing pattern for oil and natural gas sectors in India ? Show Answer

Q202) Which one of the following countries has recently carried out military operations in Georgia? Show Answer

Q203) Recently a large number of children/ infants have fallen sick beacuse of the use of melamine contaminated diary products in the world. Due to this many countries like South Africa, Japan and Singapore etc. have stopped import of these products. Which of the following countries was the main exporter of such products? Show Answer

Q204) Which one of the following committees was constituted by Ministry of Human Resource Development Government of India, as per the direction of the Supreme Court of India to frame guidelines on student union election in colleges/universities? Show Answer

Q205) Which one of the following States has seen a series of strong public protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in force in that State? Show Answer

Q206) In which one of the following pair of states has the Indian Army launched "Operation Good Samaritan"? Show Answer

Q207) Which of the following statements is not correct regarding the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act ? Show Answer

Q208) The 'Shillong Declaration',in news recently, was on Show Answer

Q209) With reference to the Pulitzer Prizes 2011 which of the following is not correctly matched? (Winner - Category) Show Answer

Q210) Which one of the following is used as moderator in a nuclear reactor ? Show Answer