Who is the new President of France? Ans: Francois Hollande. Mullaperiyar Dam which was recently in news, is located at which state? Ans: Kerala. The total number of Kisan Credit Card holder farmers in our country is ____. Ans: 10 Crores. Vladimir Putin took the oath as the ______ of Russia on 7th May 2012. Ans: President. Veteran Communist Party of India leader Nandogopal Bhattacharya died in Kolkata on _______. Ans: 6th May 2012. Who took over the chair of the Board of Governors of Asian Development Bank (ADB) at the conclusion of the 45th Annual Meeting of ADB Board of Governors’ in Manila, Philippine? Ans: Pranab Mukherjee. ‘Lajja’ is a book written by ________. Ans: Taslima Nasreen. Seven-time World Snooker champion ______ announced his retirement on 1st May 2012. Ans: Stephen Hendry. Who has been appointed the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for South and South East Asia at the Pentagon? Ans: Vikram J. Singh. When a bank provides loan for purchase of white goods, It is categorized as _______. Ans: Consumer Durable Loan. Structure of Basel II is based on how many pillars? Ans: Three. Who has been elected as the new Chairman of US India Business Council? Ans: Ajay Banga. The rate below which banks cannot generally lend is called as _______. Ans: Base Rate. Dada Saheb Phalke Awards are given by the Ministry of _______. Ans: Information and Broadcasting. Mahboob Alam has been appointed as the new Additional Director General (ADG) of ________. Ans: ITBP. The ______ annual Pulitzer Prizes were announced in New York’s Columbia University. Ans: 96th. Singapore’s former President ________ has been conferred with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman. Ans: S.R. Nathan. The ______ National Film Award function was held at Vigyan Bhawan on 3rd May 2012. Ans: 59th. Which would be the venue of the World Athletic Championship 2013? Ans: Moscow. Murray Rose has died at the age of 73. Who was she? Ans: Swimmer. Terry Spinks, who won boxing gold at the ______ Melbourne Olympics at the age of only 18, has died at the age of 74. Ans: 1956. Hillary Clinton is a well-known political leader of _______. Ans: US. Recently, Marathi film “Deool” won the 59th National Film Awards for Best Feature Film. Who is the Director of this Film? Ans: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni. Phnom Penh is the Capital of _______. Ans: Cambodia. Salva Kiir is the President of which country? Ans: South Sudan. ‘CNES’ is the space agency of ________. Ans: France. In which year the World Trade Organization (WTO) was created? Ans: 1995. One of the holiest Hindu temples is the Kashi Vishwanath temple. To which God is this temple dedicated? Ans: Shiva. When is the World No Tobacco Day observed? Ans: 31st May. Hazaribagh National Park is situated in ________. Ans: Jharkhand. Who is the Governor of Maharashtra at present? Ans: K. Sankaranarayanan. Who formulates the Monetary Policy in India? Ans: RBI. Who has been appointed the New President of World Bank? Ans: Jim Yong Kim. Nearly 127 people killed in a crash of an airline in Pakistan on 21st April 2012. The accident took place at which place of Pakistan? Ans: Rawalpindi. Scientists identified common childhood obesity genes called ______ and _______. Ans: OLFM 4 and HOXB 5. Sumatra Island is located in which Asian country? Ans: Indonesia. Aziz Qureshi has been appointed as the Governor of _______. Ans: Uttarakhand. Union Minister of Labor and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge inaugurated the E- Challan and Receipt (ECR) facility on ______. Ans: 1 May 2012. The theme for World IT Forum 2013 is “ICT: Collaborative, Inclusive and Innovative Development”. It will be held in ______. Ans: Paraguay. Who is the third Indian to clinch the Asian Snooker Championship? Ans: Aditya Mehta. Former President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil had re-appointed Goolam E. Vahanvati as Attorney General for _____ more years. Ans: Two. Yesteryear Bollywood Actress Achla Sachdev died in _____ on 29th April 2012. Ans: Pune. Who has taken over as the Director General of CPWD? Ans: S.K. Mittal. The Assam Gas Cracker Project was approved in ______. Ans: April 2006. The first sitting of the Assam Legislative Assembly was held on _______ at Shillong. Ans: April 7, 1937. India loses about ______ Crore rupees a year due to poor sanitation and hygiene. Ans: 24,000. On April 16, 2012, the Conference of Chief Ministers on Internal Security was held at ________. Ans: New Delhi. Subash Joshi has been appointed as Director General of _______. Ans: NSG. When is May Day celebrated? Ans: 1st May. Who has taken over as Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission? Ans: Dr. Ratan Kumar Sinha. Samir Naik is a player of _______. Ans: Football. In which year Food Safety and Standard Act was enacted in India? Ans: 2006. _______ has emerged as the 1st state to deploy Special Tiger Protection Force (STPS). Ans: Karnataka. The World Press Freedom Day was jointly established in _____ by UNESCO and the Union Nations Department of Public Information. Ans: 1990. Iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee received the top honor in India Cinema – Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year _______. Ans: 2011. India has signed agreements to amend the double taxation avoidance treaty to pave the way for greater sharing of tax related information with which country? Ans: UAE. Planning Commission has constituted a National Monitoring Committee to support ______ for the development of basic infrastructure and facilities. Ans: Nalanda University. L&T has bagged an order worth Rs 1,700 Crore from which company for its new six million tonnes per annum steel plant in Orissa? Ans: Tata steel. Which stock exchange has joined hands with New York institute of finance to offer financial market-related courses in the country? Ans: MCX Stock Exchange. ADB and GOI signed how many loan agreements worth $ 826 million to help India efficiently transfer electricity from surplus regions to power-deficit regions? Ans: 6. IMF has approved $426.8 million in financial assistance to which country? Ans: Sri Lanka. Which country will be hosting 2013 fortune global forum, a World business summit in June 2013? Ans: China. Which company has received a ‘Letter of Award’ from NTPC for supply of two super critical boilers valued at RS 1,855 Crore? Ans: BGR Energy. The Pakistan Tea Association and ________ signed a MoU to import 50 million kg of the beverage by 2015. Ans: Indian Tea Association. Asian Development bank has projected a Moderate increase in growth rate for India to how much per cent in 2012-13? Ans: 7%. The international monetary fund Executive board has approved financial assistance of $987 million for which country, with immediate disbursement of $141 million? Ans: Bangladesh. The government approved the state-owned Neyveli Lignite Corporation’s proposed JV to set up a __________ thermal power project in Utter Pradesh. Ans: Rs 10,000 Crore. India Hospitality Corp has acquired Adelie food group for how much in one of the largest takeovers by any Indian company in the food space? Ans: $350 million. As per a list of world’s ethical companies prepared by Ethisphere Institute, Tata steel and which Indian company have been named among the world’s most ethical company? Ans: Wipro. How many Indian brands have been named amongst world’s 500 best brands this year by global consultancy firm ‘Brand Finance’? Ans: Six. Which country has emerged as the second most promising market after china in terms of maximum opportunity for rapid growth, according to a survey? Ans: - India. Which edible Oil Company has found a place in top 250 consumer products companied of the world? Ans: Ruchi Soya. Which company has emerged as the most reputed company in India in a survey by Nielsen, a global information and measurement firm? Ans: Tata Motors. What is the upper limit of election expense in a parliamentary constituency? Ans: Rs. 25 lakh. In March, 2012 production of urea was 17.28 lakh MT against the target of _____ lakh MT Ans: 18.93. Barak valley in Assam is famous for which among the following? Ans: Tea cultivation. In which year food Safety and Standard Act was enacted in India? Ans: 2006. Who was elected as judge if the international court of justice from India? Ans: Justice Dalveer Bhandari. India’s Imports during March, 2012 were valued at US $ ______ million. Ans: 42587.99. ASHA is a part of which of the following schemes launched by the Govt. of India? Ans: National Old Age pension. Which of the following terms an associated with the game of Lawn Tennis? Ans: Volley. Which of the following countries is NOT a member of newly formed Eurasian Union? Ans: Croatia.