1. Who took over as president of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India? Ans- Rajkumar Dhoot. 2. Who was elected as Yemen’s new President? Ans- Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi 3. Who will be the next Indian Army Chief? Ans-Bikram Singh 4. The President Prativa Devisingh Patil was launching the national Pulse Polio Programme for 2012 and administered Polio vaccine drops to_______ children at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Ans-: 8. 5. Who has assumed charge as Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary? Ans- Jalil Abbas Jilani 6. Who has been appointed as director General, National Disaster Response Force and Civil defence? Ans- Prakash Mishra 7. Who has been sworn in as the chief Minister of Goa? Ans-Manohar Parrikar 8. Which is the largest state in North-East in terms of area? Ans- Arunachal Pradesh. 9. Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar presented the ‘Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa)’ to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at _________ convocation of IARI. Ans- 50th 10. Who has been honoured US government with a prestigious ‘Outstanding American by Choice’ Award? Ans- Vivek Wadhwa 11. Who has released the “India Reference Annual 2012” and “Bharat 2012”? Ans- Mohan Jatua. 12. Psychoanalyst and writer _________ was awarded Germany’s Order of Merit. Ans- Sudhir Kakar 13. Legendry printer _________ has been conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Indian Chamber of Commerce. Ans-: Ganesh Pyne 13. Former ____________ Secretary M.A. Vellodi died Ans- External Affairs Ministry 14. Renowned cricket commentator, Ranil Abeynaike of __________ passed away Ans- Sri Lanka 15. Pandit Nidan Bandhu Banerjee passed away. Who was he? Ans- Classical Vocalist 16. Olympian and ________ Asian Games gold medal winning football captain Sailendra Nath Manna died. Ans- : 1951. 17. At present, _______ districts in the 18 states and 3 Union Territories are converged under National Horticulture Missione. Ans- 372 18. P.K. Narayana Panicker Passed away on 29 February, 2012. He was a prominent Social leader in _____________ Ans- Kerala 19. Eminent ________ artist-sculptor Sobha Brahma died. Ans-: Assamese 20. Air Marshal Rajinder Singh AVSM VM took over as Air officer Commanding-in- Chief, Training Command, _____________ Ans-: Bangalore. 21. Ravi Shankar Sharma passed away on March 7, 2012 who was he? Ans-: Music director. 22. Joy Mukherjee died in Mumbai on March 9, 2012. Who was he? Ans- Actor. 23. India and Indonesia are set to reach their target of trade worth US$25 billion by _________. Ans- : 2015. 24. Who has won the best actress award in the 59th national Final Awards? Ans- Vidya Balan. 25. Who became the first district in the Karnataka to be chosen for the Nirmal Gram puraskar? Ans- : Dakshina Kannada. 26. The” Nirmal Gram Puraskar” award was instituted in __________ by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Ans- 2003 27. Which country has clinched the first Women’s Kabaddi World Cup Championship title? Ans- India. 28. Which state Government introduced the Mamoni scheme in the state under the National Rural Health Mission? Ans- Assam. 29. Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina Won his 10th career ATP by defeating ________ Ans- Michaek Llodra. 30. When was first Rail Budget announced? Ans- November, 1997 31. Each year, on 23 March the World Meteorological Organization, its ________ Members and the worldwide meteorological community celebrate, the World meteorological day. Ans-: 189. 32. Finance Minister R.K. Shanmukham Chetty presented the first budget of a free and independent India in ___________ Ans- 1947-48 33. The Shakshar Bharat Mission was started by the Union Government in __________ Ans-: 2009. 34. India is the __________ largest cotton exporter Ans- Second. 35. Gujarat and ____________ are two major cotton producing states. Ans- Maharashtra. 36. A scheme for financial assistance promotion and strengthening of regional and Local museums is implemented by the Government since __________. Ans- 1992-93 37. The “Malwa Trophy “is related to which sport? Ans- Football. 38. The National Commission for Minorities was set up in ________ as a statutory body. Ans- 1993 39. In cortex with banking related terms, what is the correct full form of PCR? Ans- Provisioning Coverage Ratio 40. Census of India 2011 was conducted in _________ phases Ans: Two. 41. Who has been appointed chairman of the Securities Commission of Malaysia? Ans- Ranjit Ajit Singh 42. Which bank appointed Madhukant GIRdharlal Sanghvi as its new chairman? Ans- Syndicate Bank 43. The World’s longest railway platform in India. Where is it? Ans- Kharagpur 44. Who has been appointed as director (personnel) of power Grid Corporation of India Ltd? Ans- R.P.Singh 45. Where did India’s first metro rail start? Ans- Kolkata 46. Who has sworn in as the seventh chief minister of Uttarakhand? Ans- Vijay Bahuguna 47. Who took oath as chief Minister of Punjab for a record fifth time? Ans- Prakash Singh Badal 48. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented his first annual budget in ___________ Ans- : 1982-83.