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					Objective General Knowledge

Q. Volkswagen launched the new IPL edition of Vento and Polo. Volkswagen is a car maker head
   quartered in
   1                 Itali
   2                 Japan
   3                 South Korea
   4                 Germany
                                                                                          Ans: 3

Q. The White House on February 10,2012 named India's renowned economist as the recipient of
   the 2011 US National Humanities Medal, Identify him -
   1             Usha Thorat
   2             C. Rangarajan
   3             Amartya Sen
   4             Montek SIngh Ahluwalia
                                                                                          Ans: 3

Q. Pakistani archaeologists discovered a rare Indus Valley civilization era seal in steatite dating
   back to 2500-2000 BC from the Cholistan area of which of the following province in Pakistan?
   1                         FATA
   2                         Balochistan
   3                         Punjab Province
   4                         Sindh Province
                                                                                          Ans: 3

Q. The new President of the World Bank to take charge w.e.f July 2012 is -
   1     Jim Young Kim
   2     Robert Zoellick
   3     Christine Lagarde
   4     Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili
                                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. In 'Meritorious Awards' of SCOPE for the year 2010 - 11, which of the following Public Sector
   company has been awarded the Gold Trophy for the best corporate governance?
   1                                   ONGC
   2                                   HAL
   3                                   GAIL
   4                                   SAIL
                                                                                          Ans: 4

Q. As per the latest estimates of Planning Commission, what was the total population percentage
   was below poverty line in the year 2009-10?
   1                           42%
   2                           25.5%
   3                           29.8%
   4                           37.2%
                                                                                          Ans: 3

Q. 'Environment Excellency' award under SCOPE Meritorious Awards 2010-11 has been given to -
   1                  SAIL
   2                  ONGC
   3                  EIL
   4                     IOC
                                                                                        Ans: 2

Q. Finance Minister in his rollback announcements in budget proposals 2012-13 deferred GAAR for
   -
   1           Three year
   2           One year
   3           Two year
   4           Till end of 12th plan
                                                                                        Ans: 2

Q. South Sudan has become a member of International Monetary Fund (IMF). It became IMF's -
   1             189th Member
   2             187th Member
   3             186th Member
   4             188th Member
                                                                                        Ans: 4

Q. How many Indian Companies have been included in Forbes 2000 list of the year 2012?
   1                                      71
   2                                      61
   3                                      57
   4                                      65




Q. National Dairy Plan (Phase - I) has been launched to give a boost to milk production in the
   country. In the first phase this plan will cover -
   1        All states except North Eastern region
   2        Only Gujarat
   3        Only 14 states
   4        Only 5 states
                                                                                        Ans: 3

Q. 20th Summit of ASEAN was held on April3-4,2012 in -
   1    Phnom Penh(Cambodia)
   2    Bankok (Thailand)
   3    Singapore
   4    Jakarta (Indonesia)
                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. 6 MMTPA pellet making plant in Odisha has been commissioned by -
   1     Tata Steels
   2     Essar Steels
   3     Jindal Steels
   4     Steel Authority of India Ltd.
                                                                                        Ans: 2

Q. Jaina HIll is located in which of the following Indian State?
   1       Karnataka
   2       Tamil Nadu
   3       Kerala
   4       Andhra Pradesh
                                                                                            Ans: 2

Q. Which of the following telecom authority has recently given the power to act like a civil court?
   1    Depart of Telecommunication(DoT)
   2    Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI)
   3    Wireless Planning & Coordination (WPC) Wing
   4    Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)
                                                                                            Ans: 2

Q. Recently the Union Government of India has set up NATGRID. It is related to which one of the
   following?
   1                   Health
   2                   Intelligence
   3                   Education
   4                   Space
                                                                                            Ans: 2

Q. The Government of India has recently set up Financial Stability and Development Council
   (FSDC). It will be headed by which of the followings -
   1        Finance Minister
   2        Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister
   3        Governor of RBI
   4        Prime Minister
                                                                                            Ans: 3

Q. What is the main constituent of a Pearl?
   1 Calcium carbonate only
   2 Calcium sulphate only
   3 Calcium oxide and calcium sulphate
   4 Calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate
                                                                                            Ans: 4

Q. Which one among the following will you put in to pure water in order to pass electric current
   through it?
   1                  Mustard oil
   2                  Sugar
   3                  Lemon Juice
   4                  Kerosene
                                                                                            Ans: 3

Q. Gypsum (CaSO4.2H2O) is added to clinker during cement manufacturing to
   1   a decrease the rate of setting of cement
   2   bind the particles of calcium silicate
   3   facilitate the formation of colloidal gel
   4   impart strength to cement
Objective General Knowledge

Q. Which one among the following is not guaranteed by the Constitution of India?
   1 Freedom to own, acquire and dispose of property anywhere in the country
   2 Freedom to move freely throughout the country
   3 Freedom to assemble peacefully without arms
   4 Freedom to practise any trade or profession
                                                                                                   Ans: 1

Q. Which of the following statements is/are correct? Under the provisions of Article 200 of the
   Constitution of India, the Governor of a state may:


       1.   withhold his assent to a bill passed by the state legislature
       2.   reserve the Bill passed by the state legislature for consideration of the President.
       3.   return the Bill, other than a money Bill, for reconsideration of the legislature


   select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1                           1 only
   2                           1 and 2 only
   3                           2 and 3 only
   4                           1, 2 and 3
                                                                                                   Ans: 4

Q. With reference to the conduct of government business in the Parliament of India, the term
   'closure' refers to
   1 the termination of a parliamentary session
   2 suspension of debate at the termination of a day's sitting of the Parliament
   3 a rule of legislative procedure under which further debate on a motion can be halted
   4 refusal on the part of the government to have the opposition look at important documents
                                                                                                   Ans: 3

Q. According to the Administrative Tribunal Act 1985, the Central Administrative Tribunal
   adjudicates disputes and complaints with respect to the service of persons who are
   1   members of the defence forces
   2   official and servants of the Supreme Court any High Courts
   3   members of the Secretarial staff of the Parliament or any state legislatures
       appointed to public services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union expect members of
   4
       the defence forces
                                                                                                   Ans: 4

Q. Which of the following Committees are Committees of Parliament?


       1.   Public Accounts Committee
       2.   Estimates Committee
       3.   Committee on Public Undertakings


   Select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1            1,2 and 3
   2            1 and 2 only
   3            1 and 3 only
   4            2 and 3 only
                                                                                                   Ans: 1
Q. The Chief Election Commissioner of India holds office for a period of
   1 six years
   2 for six years or the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier
   3 during pleasure of the President
   4 for five years or the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier
                                                                                                      Ans: 2

Q. Which of the statements given below about the Champaran Satyagraha is/are correct?


       1.   It was related to Indigo plantations.
       2.   It started because the European planters oppressed the Zamindars.


   Select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1             Both 1 and 2
   2             2 only
   3             1 only
   4             Neither 1 nor 2
                                                                                                      Ans: 3

Q. Which one among the following statements appropriately defines the term 'drain theory' as
   propounded by Dadabhai Naoroji in his work 'Poverty and un-British Rule in India'?
   1   That the resources of India were being utilised in the interest of Britain
       That a part of India's national wealth or total annual product was being exported to Britain for which
   2
       India got no material returns
       That the British industrialists were being given an opportunity to invest in India under the protection of
   3
       the imperial power
   4   That the British goods were being imported to India making the country poorer day by day
                                                                                                      Ans: 1

Q. Which among the following was the most immediate factor for the spread of Swadeshi and
   boycott of foreign goods during the first decade of the last century?
   1     Curzon's plan to curb the growing popularity of the Indian National Congress
   2     Curzon's design to curtail the sphere of local self-government
   3     Curzon's attempt to control the Universities
   4     Curzon's partition of Bengal
                                                                                                      Ans: 4

Q. Which of the following statements regarding Permanent Settlement is/are correct?


       1.   The Permanent Settlement was introduced in parts of the Madras and Bombay Presidencies.
       2.   The Permanent Settlement created a new class of landlords with hereditary rights on land
       3.   The landlords created by the Permanent Settlement could never be removed under any
            circumstance.


   Select the correct answer using the code given below.
   1                         2 only
   2                         1 only
   3                         2 and 3 only
   4                         1, 2 and 3
Objective General Knowledge

Q. Gandhiji led the Indian nationalist movement from the front and his leadership was motivated
   by a wider philosophy he nurtured throughout the course of the movement. Which one among
   the following was a continuous movement based on this philosophy, and not a specific
   movement?
   1                          Non-cooperation Movement
   2                          Swadeshi Movement
   3                          Quit India Movement
   4                          Civil Disobedience Movement
                                                                                                   Ans: 1

Q. The Jainas believe that Jainism is the outcome of the teachings of twenty-four Tirthankaras. In
   the light of this statement, which one among the following is correct of Vardhamana Mahavira?
   1   He was not one of the twenty four Tirthankaras
   2   He was the first Tirthankara and the founder of Jainism
   3   He was the twenty-third Tirthankara, the first twenty-fourth Tirthankaras being considered legendary
       He was the last land and twenty-fourth Tirthankara, who was not considered as the founder of the new
   4
       faith but as a reformer of the existing religious sect
                                                                                                   Ans: 4

Q. The earliest Buddhist literature which deal with the stories of the various birth of Buddha are
   1          Sutta pitakas
   2          Venaya pitakas
   3          Jatakas
   4          Abhidhamma pitakas
                                                                                                   Ans: 3

Q. Which one among the following is not a characteristic of Rig-Vedic Aryans?
   1 They were acquainted with the use of copper and the modern ploughshare
   2 They were acquainted with horses, chariots and the use of bronze
   3 They were acquainted with the cow, which formed the most important from of wealth
   4 They were acquainted with the use of iron.
                                                                                                   Ans: 4

Q. Which among the following statements about European Union (EU) are correct?


        1.   The EU is the world's largest economy
        2.   The EU has its own flag, anthem and currency.
        3.   The EU's combined armed forces are the second largest in the world.
        4.   The EU has its own Constitution.


   Select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1              1, 2 and 3
   2              1 and 4
   3              2 and 3 only
   4              3 and 4
                                                                                                   Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following pairs of level of government and legislative power is not
   correctly matched?
   1     State government: State List
   2     Central government: Union List
   3      Local government: Residuary powers
   4      Central and State government: Concurrent List
                                                                                                     Ans: 3

Q. There are different arguments given in favour of power sharing in a democratic political system.
   Which one of the following is not one of them?
   1   If reduces conflict among different communities
   2   Majority community does not impose its will on others
       Since all are affected by the policies of the government, they should be consulted in the governance of
   3
       the country
   4   It speeds up the decision making process and improves the chances of unity of the country
                                                                                                     Ans: 2

Q. The first effort at drafting a Dominion Status Constitution for India was made in response to the
   1        Montague-Chelmsford Reforms
   2        Minto-Morley Reforms
   3        Simon Commission
   4        First Round Table Conference
                                                                                                     Ans: 3

Q. The Kamraj Plan was a plan formulated in 1963 by the then
       Chief Minister of Madras, whereby the senior ministers were asked to leave government and work to
   1
       rejuvenate the party
   2 Union Cabinet Minister, whereby a new Constitution for the Indian National Congress was proposed
       Chief Minister of Madras, whereby a new set of principles for accepting donations for the party work was
   3
       proposed
   4 Chief Minister of Madras to root out corruption from India
                                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. The Constitution of India divided the states of India in categories A, B, C and D in the year 1950.
   In this context which of the following statements is correct?
       The Governor was the executive head of category A states. The Rajpramukh was the executive head of
   1
       category B states. The Chief Commissioner was the executive head of categories C and D states
       The Chief Commissioner was the executive head of category A states. The Rajpramukh was the
   2
       executive head of category B states. The Governor was the executive head of categories C and D states
     The Rajpramukh was the executive head of category A states. The Chief Commissioner was the
   3 executive head of categories B and C state. The Governor was the executive head of the category D
     states
   4 The Governor was the executive head of category A states. The Chief Commissioner was the executive h




Objective General Knowledge

Q. The Constituent Assembly of India was chosen on the basis of the provincial elections of 1941.
   With the withdrawal of the Muslim League from the Constituent Assembly, it turned out that
   majority of the Assembly members were also members of the Congress. Under that
   circumstance, how was the Constituent Assembly given a broader social basis?
             By nominating independent members of different castes, groups and women and also by taking in
   1
             repres
   2         By nomination independent members from various minority groups
   3         By nominating independent members from various caste and religious groups
   4         By taking in representatives of the princely states and asking for written submission from the
             public at large
                                                                                                 Ans: 4

Q. What was the "privy purse" in the context of the history of Modern India?
   1 A purse given by the government of India to dignitaries for service rendered
   2 A purse given Privately by one organisation to another
   3 A grant given by the Government of India to the erstwhile Princes of India
   4 A gift given by an erstwhile Prince of India to the Government of India
                                                                                                 Ans: 3

Q. Which one among the following was not a possible reason for the success of Nadir Shah's
   military campaign in Delhi?
   1    Weak Mughal Emperor
   2    Use of superior military technology by the invading army
   3    Lack of strong defence in the North-West Frontier
   4    Late preparation for the defence of Delhi
                                                                                                 Ans: 2

Q. Which one among the following was not true about the Kerala king Martanda Varma?
   1   He gave heavy brides to the European officers to maintain peace
   2   He ruled over Travancore
   3   He subdued the feudatories
   4   He organised a strong modern army
                                                                                                 Ans: 1

Q. Which of the following was/were reason/reasons for the success of European trading
   companies in South India during the 17th Century?


        1.   The presence of the Mughals in the south was not as much as in the north.
        2.   The Vijaya Nagar kingdom had been overthrown in the late 16th Century.
        3.   The South had many small states


   Select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1                           2 and 3 only
   2                           1, 2 and 3
   3                           1 and 2 only
   4                           1 only
                                                                                                 Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following was a reason for which the French could not succeed in India in
   the 18th Century?
   1   Dupleix was called back at a crucial time
   2   They sided with the weak Indian sides such as Chanda Sahib and Muzafar Jang
   3   They conspired against the Indian powers
   4   Their trading company was heavily dependent on the French Government
                                                                                                 Ans: 1

Q. Which one of the following was the result of the First Anglo-Maratha War of 1775-82?
   1 It helped Hyder Ali to gather strength because the British and Marathas were engaged in a mutual war
   2 The British won the war
   3 The Marathas won the war
   4 There was no victory for either side
                                                                                                   Ans: 4

Q. Which one among the following is correct about the Doctrine of Lapse?
   1 It did not allow the Indian rulers to adopt any heir
       It made the annexation of Indian state compulsory if the adoption of heir had not been approved by the
   2
       British authorities
   3 It did not allow an adopted heir to rule a state after the death of the ruler
   4 It made the annexation of Indian state compulsory after the death of a ruler
                                                                                                   Ans: 2

Q. In 1856 Awadh would not have been annexed with the British Empire if the Nawab of Awadh
   had
   1    fought against the British
   2    not refused to introduce reforms as suggested by the British
   3    allied with the British
   4    a natural heir
                                                                                                   Ans: 3

Q. Which     of    the    statements    given    below    about  Vivekananda      are  correct?
   1.        He         believed       that        Vedanta      was         fully      rational.
   2. He criticised his countrymen for having lost touch with the outside world.
   3.             He             condemned               the          caste             system.
   4.         He         considered         the        Veda       to         be       infallible.
   Select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1              1, 3 and 4
   2              1, 2 and 3
   3              2, 3 and 4
   4              1 and 2 only




Objective General Knowledge

Q. Consider                    the                       following                             statements:
   1.    National     Cadet      Corps     (NCC)is       a     pre-independence               organisation.
   2.       The       motto        of       NCC         is       'Unity     and                  Discipline.
   Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
   1          Neither 1 nor 2
   2          1 only
   3          Both 1 and 2
   4          2 only
                                                                                                   Ans: 4

Q. South Pacific island nation Samoa, positioned to the east of the International Date Line, on May
   2011 decided to forego a day and shift of the time zone on its west. The reason for this shifting
   is to
   1        facilitate trade with Australia and New Zealand
   2        facilitate smooth internal administration throughout the country
   3        attain political stability in the country
   4        promote tourism industry in the country
                                                                                                   Ans: 1

Q. Which of the following national organization has completed 150th year of its existence in 2011?
   1      Zoological Survey of India
   2      Archaeological Survey of India
   3      Anthropological Survey of India
   4      Geological Survey of India
                                                                                           Ans: 2

Q. Consider                       the                      following                      statements
   1.'Jana Gana Mana' the country's national anthem was first sung by Sarla Devi Choudhrani, a
   century ago at the 1911 Calcutta Session of the                     Indian National Congress.
   2. It was penned by famous Bengali author Bankim Chandra Chatarjee on his book 'Ananda
   Math'.
   3. Originally written in Bengali and was adopted in its hindi version by the Constituent Assembly
   as       it      National       Anthem       of      India       on       January       24th,1950
   4. The complete song consists of five stanza
   1                        1,3 and 4 only
   2                        2 and 3 only
   3                        All of them
   4                        None of them
                                                                                           Ans: 1

Q. Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) in the Assessment of Chemicals, a multilateral agreement
   supported by which one of the followings -
   1                          WEF
   2                          WTO
   3                          OECD
   4                          IMF
                                                                                           Ans: 3

Q. Which one of the state assembly has recently passed a Bill seeking a seven year jail term for the
   cow slaughter or even transporting the animal for that purpose?
   1                          Maharashtra
   2                          Gujarat
   3                          Uttarakhand
   4                          Chhattisgarh
                                                                                           Ans: 2

Q. "The man who knew infinity" is a biography written by Robert Kanigel. This biography belongs
   to which one of the following?
   1            Srinivasa Ramanujan
   2            Jagdish Bhagvati
   3            Dr. C. V. Raman
   4            V. Ramakrishanan
                                                                                           Ans: 1

Q. Which one of the following state/UT has recently launched e-PDS in its bid to achieve
   transparency in the distribution of food supplies through the Public Distribution System?
   1                            Delhi
   2                            Chhattisgarh
   3                            Tamil Nadu
   4                            Puducherry
                                                                                           Ans: 3

Q. The University of Chicago is going to establish a Chair for Indian studies in the name of which
   one of the following Indian mentor?
   1           Rabindranath Tagore
   2           Swami Vivekananda
   3           Ramkrishna Paramhans
   4           Sri Ravishankar
                                                                                           Ans: 2

Q. One of the State Governments in India has declared tea as the "State Drink" to encourage tea
   farmers. The state is -
   1                    Assam
   2                    Kerala
   3                    West Bengal
   4                    Tamil Nadu
                                                                                           Ans: 1




Objective General Knowledge

Q. Which of the following changes were brought in Nepal after the the end of monarchy?
   1. The Singha Durbar (Lion Palace)has become official seat of government of Nepal.
   2.    Narayanhity     Royal   Palace    has    been   turned    into   a   public   museum.
   3. King's portrait in Nepalese banknotes, was replaced by the image of Pashupatinath Temple.
   Select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1                1 and 2 only
   2                1, 2 and 3
   3                2 and 3 only
   4                1 only
                                                                                           Ans: 1

Q. What is the tax free income level for woman for the financial year 2012-13 (i.e. the assessment
   year 2013-14)?
   1                 Rs. 2.00 lakh
   2                 Rs. 1.80 lakh
   3                 Rs. 2.20 lakh
   4                 Rs. 2.50 lakh
                                                                                           Ans: 1

Q. Out of the total expenditure as shown in regular Budget 2012-13, the maximum share goes to -
   1          Defence
   2          Subsidy Payment
   3          Central Plan Outlay
   4          Interest Payment
                                                                                           Ans: 3

Q. In the list of Forbes' billionaires 2012, who became the richest person in the world?
   1           Warren Buffet
   2           Mukesh Ambali
   3           Lakshmi Mittal
   4           Carlos Slim
                                                                                           Ans: 4
Q. For the year 2012-13, the dis-investment target set by the government in Union Budget 2012-
   13 is -
   1            Rs 45,000 crore
   2            Rs 35,000 crore
   3            Rs 40,000 crore
   4            Rs 30,000 crore
                                                                                         Ans: 4

Q. In Budget 2012-13, the revenue deficit (Budget Estimates) for 2012-13 has been estimated at -
   1              5.5% of GDP
   2              4.4% of GDP
   3              3.4% of GDP
   4              3% of GDP
                                                                                         Ans: 3

Q. As per 2012-13 Budget, the income tax rate of 30% will be applicable for tax payers above the
   income -
   1               Rs. 12.0 lakh
   2               Rs. 8.0 lakh
   3               Rs. 8.5 lakh
   4               Rs. 10.0 lakh
                                                                                         Ans: 4

Q. According to Economic Survey 2011-12 in India's external debt for the year 2010-11 debt to
   GDP ratio stands at -
   1                     17.9%
   2                     20.5%
   3                     17.8%
   4                     18.9%
                                                                                         Ans: 3

Q. During 2011-12, the union government sold 5% share in ONGC. The revenue earned by this
   investment stood at -
   1                 12981 crore
   2                 12767 crore
   3                 13767 crore
   4                 13205 crore
                                                                                         Ans: 2

Q. The estimated fiscal deficit for the year 2012-13 as shown in Budget 2012-13 stands at -
   1               6.9%
   2               5.1%
   3               5.6%
   4               6.7%
                                                                                         Ans: 2




Objective General Knowledge

Q. 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     term      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:
   1                        1 and 2
   2                        2, 3 and 4
   3                        3 and 4 only
   4                        2 and 4 only
                                                                                              Ans: 2

Q. Which one of the following teams won the maximum number of gold medals in the 34th national
   Games 2011 held in Jharkhand?
   1                       Manipur
   2                       Services
   3                       Haryana
   4                       Maharashtra
                                                                                              Ans: 2

Q. Consider     the   following   statements     about    National    Knowledge Commission:
   1. It is an advisory body to the Prime Minister constituted as per the provisions of the
   Constitution                                     of                                India.
   2.      Mr.Sam       Pitroda     is     the       Chairman      of     the   Commission.
   Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
   1              Neither 1 nor 2
   2              1 only
   3              Both 1 and 2
   4              2 only
                                                                                              Ans: 4

Q. The 'Shillong Declaration', in news recently, was on
   1   Food Security Act
   2   Right to Information Act
   3   Right to Education Act
   4   Prevention of Corruption Act
                                                                                              Ans: 2

Q. In the case of nuclear disaster, which of the following options for cooling the nuclear reactors
   may                                          be                                        adopted?
   1.           Pumping            of           water           to           the           reactors.
   2.                    Use                     of                   boric                    acid.
   3.   Taking     out   the   fuel    rods    and    keeping    them    in    a   cooling    pond.
   Select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1                   1 and 2 only
   2                   1, 2 and 3
   3                   1 and 3 only
   4                   3 only
                                                                                              Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following is not an important factor of climate of an area?
   1       Longitude
   2       Latitude
   3       Altitude
   4       Distance from the sea
                                                                                              Ans: 1
Q. The broken hills famous for zinc and lead are located in
   1          Germany
   2          Turkey
   3          France
   4          Australia
                                                                                   Ans: 4

Q. Kanha National Park belongs to which one among the following biogeographical areas in the
   world?
   1        Tropical Moist Forests
   2        Tropical Sub-humid Forests
   3        Tropical Humid Forests
   4        Tropical Dry Forests
                                                                                   Ans: 1

Q. 'EI Nino' associated with the formation of the South West Monsoon of India is
   1    a periodic law pressure centre
   2    an abnormally warm ocean current
   3    a periodic warm air-mass
   4    a periodic warm wind
                                                                                   Ans: 2

Q. The thermal equator is found
   1 at the equator
   2 at the Tropic of Cancer
   3 north of the geographical equator
   4 south of the geographical equator
                                                                                   Ans: 3




Objective General Knowledge

Q. A nautical mile is equal to
   1    5060 feet
   2    6080 feet
   3    5280 feet
   4    6060 feet
                                                                                   Ans: 2

Q. Horse latitudes lie within the atmosphere pressure belts of
   1       Equatorial low
   2       Polar high
   3       Sub-tropical high
   4       Sub-polar low
                                                                                   Ans: 3

Q. The warm and dry winds that blow down the steep valleys in Japan are called
   1             Yamo
   2            Zonda
   3            Tramontanc
   4            Santa Ana
                                                                                             Ans: 1

Q. Which of the following statements regarding red soils of India is/are correct?
   1.    The     colour     of  the    soil   is    red   due   to   ferric     oxide   content.
   2.      Red       soils     are       rich     in     lime,     humus        and      potash.
   3.        They          are      porous         and       have       friable       structure.
   Select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1           1 and 3 only
   2           1 only
   3           2 and 3 only
   4           1, 2 and 3
                                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. According to the Census 2011, which one of the following Union Territories has the least
   population?
   1        Daman and Diu
   2        Lakshadweep
   3        Dadra and Nagar Haveli
   4        Puducherry
                                                                                             Ans: 2

Q. Arrange     the     following   oil    refineries   of     India       from   west   to    east:
   1.                                                                                       Koyali
   2.                                                                                   Bongaigaon
   3.                                                                                      Mathura
   4.                                                                                       Haldia
   Select the correct answer using the code given below
   1           3-1-2-4
   2           1-2-3-4
   3           1-3-4-2
   4           2-4-3-1
                                                                                          Ans: 3

Q. Which one among the following creeks is not associated with the state of Gujarat?
   1            Kori creek
   2            Kajhar creek
   3            Godai creek
   4            Sir creek
                                                                                             Ans: 2

Q. Which one of the following is not a formal agency of social control?
   1            Teachers
   2            Courts
   3            Police
   4            Family
                                                                                             Ans: 1

Q. The term used to describe the process by which an outsider, immigrant or subordinate group
   becomes indistinguishably integrated into the dominant host society, is known as
   1                     Adaptation
   2                     Accommodation
   3                      Cultural imperialism
   4                      Acculturation
                                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. Which among the following is/ are example/examples of               youth    unrest   in India?
   1.                                     Naxalite                                       movement
   2.               Anti-foreigners              movement                 in                Assam.
   3.                     Anti-Mandal                    Commission                       agitation.
   Select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1             2 and 3 only
   2             1, 2 and 3
   3             2 only
   4             3 only
                                                                                          Ans: 1




Objective General Knowledge

Q. Name the Continents that form a mirror.
   1 Asia and Africa
   2 North America and South America
   3 Africa and South America
   4 Europe and Asia
                                                                                          Ans: 3

Q. How many kilometres are represented by 1° latitude?
   1         91 km
   2         321 km
   3         211 km
   4         111 km
                                                                                          Ans: 4

Q. Which one among the following rivers does not flow into the bay of Bengal?
   1              Tapti
   2              Mahanadi
   3              Godavari
   4              Cauvery
                                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following cities never get the vertical rays of the Sun all through the
   year?
   1                   Mumbai
   2                   Chennai
   3                   Srinagar
   4                   Kolkata
                                                                                          Ans: 3

Q. Climate change resulting in the rise of temperature may benefit which of the countries/regions?
   1   Russia and Northern Europe
   2   South Africa
   3   East Indies islands comprising of Java, Sumatra Borneo
   4   The western coasts of South America
                                                                                                 Ans: 1

Q. Which of the following statements regarding ozone layer within the atmosphere is/are correct?
   1.   It   absorbs    most   of   the  ultraviolet  radiation  found   in  the   Sun's   rays.
   2.      Chlorofluorocarbons     are     serious     threat     to    the    ozone      layer.
   Select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1                1 only
   2                Both 1 and 2
   3                2 only
   4                Neither 1 nor 2
                                                                                                 Ans: 2

Q. When we consider 15 degree meridian on a world map or globe and count them in an eastward
   direction starting with Greenwich meridian (0 degree), we find that the time of this meridian is
   1                         1 hour fast
   2                         same as Greenwich
   3                         1 hour slow
   4                         12 hours fast
                                                                                                 Ans: 1

Q. What is the target of the Millennium Development Goal of the United Nations with respect to
   Universal primary Education?
   1   All children both boys and girls would complete a full course primary schooling by 2015
   2   All children both boys and girls are to be literate by 2050
   3   All boys should go to school to complete a full course of primary schooling, by 2025
   4   All girls should be enrolled in primary school by 2015
                                                                                                 Ans: 1

Q. According to the Economic Survey 2011-12, the share of service sector in India's GDP during
   2010-11 has been estimated at -
   1                           63.3%
   2                           49.6%
   3                           55.1%
   4                           58.2%
                                                                                                 Ans: 3

Q. The target to limit union government's expenditure on subsidy (as % of GDP) during 2012-13
   stand at -
   1                     3.5%
   2                     3.0%
   3                     4.0%
   4                     2%
                                                                                                 Ans: 4




Objective General Knowledge

Q. According to the figure as shown in Economic Survey 2011-12, the saving - investment gap
   which was 2.8% in 2009-10 became/remained -
   1                                3.1%
   2                                2.8%
   3                                 2.7%
   4                                 2.5%
                                                                                                      Ans: 2

Q. As per Economic Survey 2011-12, the advance estimate of agriculture sector's contribution in
   country's GDP for the year 2011-12 stands at -
   1                              13.9%
   2                              16.3%
   3                              14.5%
   4                              18.2%
                                                                                                      Ans: 1

Q. When was the first Olympic Day celebrated?
   1         1896
   2         1924
   3         1948
   4         1984
                                                                                                      Ans: 3

Q. A close bottle containing water at room temperature is taken to the Moon and than the lid is
   opened. The water will
   1        boil
   2        freeze
   3        decompose into oxygen and hydrogen
   4        not change at all
                                                                                                      Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following statements regarding the constitutionally guaranteed Right to
   Education in India is correct?
       This right has been given to all Indian children between the ages of 6 to 14 years under the 86th
   1
       Constitutional Amendment Act
       This right covers both child and adult illiteracy and therefore universally guarantees education to all
   2
       citizens of India
       This right is a child right covering the age group of 6 to 14 years and becomes operational from the year
   3
       2015
   4 This right has been taken from the British Constitution which was the first Welfare State in the wor
                                                                                                      Ans: 1

Q. Which of the following statements regarding writ of certiorari is/are correct?
   1. There should be court, tribunal or an officer having legal authority to determine the questions
   of     deciding      fundamental        rights    with     a     duty      to    act     judicially.
   2. Writ of certiorari is available during the tendency of proceedings before a subordinate court.
   Select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1                        Neither 1 nor 2
   2                        1 only
   3                        2 only
   4                        Both 1 and 2
                                                                                                      Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following is not correct about Down's syndrome?
   1   Affected individual has early ageing
   2   It is genetic disorder
   3   Affected person has mental retardation
   4   Affected person has furrowed tongue with open mouth
                                                                                                   Ans: 1

Q. The rainfall distribution pattern over the Ganga basin decreases from the
   1     east to west and north to south
   2     west to east and north to south
   3     west to east and south to north
   4     east to west and south to north
                                                                                                   Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following elements/ions is essential in small quantities for development
   of healthy teeth butt causes mottling of the teeth if consumed in higher quantities?
   1                                       Fluoride
   2                                       Iron
   3                                       Chloride
   4                                       Potassium
                                                                                                   Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following pairs is correctly matched?
   1 The Battle of Chausa: Defeat of Humayun by Sher Shah
   2 The Second Battle of Tarain: Defeat of Jaichand of Kanauj by Muhammad of Ghur
   3 The First Battle of Panipat: Defeat of Sikandar Lodi by babur
   4 The Battle of Khanwa: Defeat of Rana Pratap by Akbar




Q. The Civil Liability of Nuclear Damage Bill, passed in the Lok Sabhs on August 2010, does not
   make provision for
   1   establishment of claims commission and appointment of claims commissioner
   2   a liability cap of Rs.1,500 crore on an operator in case of an accident
   3   a liability cap of Rs. 1,500 crore also on the Government of India in case of an accident
   4   liability of the operator even if an accident is unintentional
                                                                                                   Ans: 1

Q. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act makes a paradigm shift from the
   previous wage employment programmes by
   1    providing a statutory guarantee of wage employment
   2    focusing on all-round development of the rural people
   3    providing wage employment in rural areas a legal binding for the State Governments
   4    augmenting food security through wage employment in rural areas
                                                                                                   Ans: 1

Q. Contact lenses are made from
   1   Teflon
   2   Polyvinyl chloride
   3   polystyrene
   4   Lucite
                                                                                                   Ans: 2

Q. Which one among the following best explains the reason for the eastern and western
   boundaries of the Pacific Ocean experiencing frequent earthquake?
   1    There are deep ocean trenches along these margins
   2    High mountain stretch along the continental margins adjacent to this ocean
   3    These margins coincide with the plate margins
   4    The currents of the vast Pacific Ocean continue to dash against the continental margins
                                                                                                     Ans: 4

Q. The blackboard seems black because it
   1   does not reflect any colour
   2   reflects every colour
   3   absorbs black colour
   4   reflects black colour
                                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. The tenure of every Panchayat shall be for five years from the date of
   1 declaration of the election results
   2 its first meeting
   3 issue of notification for the conduct of elections of the Panchayat
   4 taking oath of office by the elected members
                                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. In August 2010, a container ship and collided with another ship in the Arabian Sea near
   Mumbai. Which one of the following was the consequence of that?
       The container ship was tilted, some boxes fell into the sea, some moderate scale of oil spill took place
   1
       and subsequently the ship was made upright
   2 The container ship was just tilted and subsequently made upright
   3 The container ship was not damaged
   4 The container ship sank and the entire oil of the ship spilled in the sea causing great damage to th
                                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. Which one of the following statements about the teachings of Kabir is not correct?
   1 He was not against pilgrimage and idol worship
   2 He believed in universal love
   3 He emphasised on one God and the spread of devotionalism
   4 He did not consider it necessary to abandon the normal life of a householder
                                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following metals is used for making boats because it does no corrode by
   seawater?
   1                      Nickel
   2                      Tungsten
   3                      Antimony
   4                      Titanium
                                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. In August 2010, Russian President hosted a summit of four nations to discuss about the menace
   of terrorism and narcotics at the Black Sea Resort Sochi. The countries attended were
   1          Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan
   2          Brazil, Russia, India and China
   3          Russia, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan
   4          Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan
                                                                                                     Ans: 1
Q. Despite being a republican State, India is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations whose
   head is the British Monarch. This is because
   1   this membership does not affect the sovereign nature of the Indian Republican
   2   this membership only shows that the British ruled over India
   3   members of the association are sovereign and independent
   4   it is a symbol of the unity among the members of the association
                                                                                             Ans: 1

Q. A body is charged negatively. It implies that
   1 it has lost some of its protons
   2 it has lost some of its electrons
   3 it has acquired some electrons from outside
   4 None of these
                                                                                             Ans: 3

Q. In dry regions, the leaf size of a tree becomes smaller. It is so to
   1   reduce transpiration
   2   reduce metabolism maintain natural growth
   3   maintain natural growth
   4   protect plant from animals
                                                                                             Ans: 1

Q. Which         one         among            the         following         is         not   correct?
   A special category State invariably
   1    has poor infrastructure
   2    is a border State
   3    has harsh terrain
   4    has low literacy rate
                                                                                             Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following is a strong smelling agent added to LPG cylinder to help in the
   detection of gas leakage?
   1                         Thioethanol
   2                         Ethanol
   3                         Methane
   4                         Chloroform
                                                                                             Ans: 1

Q. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:
   List                            I                            List                            II
   (Event)                                                                         (Place/Person)
   A.               Tarmashirin                 Khan's                1.              Vijayanagar
   invasion                                        of                                        India
   B.        Visit        of         Farnao         Martinz        2.         Zainul        Abidin
   Evangelho,                      the                      Portuguese                      factor
   C.        Visit        of        the        traveller       Nuniz         3.        Champaner
   D.       Network          of        canals       in       4.          Muhammad         Tughlaq
   Kashmir Valley
   1                   (a)
   2                   (b)
   3                   (c)
   4                   (d)
                                                                                             Ans: 3
Q. A devastating Cloud Burst swept over Leh in August 2010. Which one of the following
   statements with regard to cloud Burst is not correct?
   1 There is no satisfactory technique till now for predicting Cloud Burst
       Cloud Burst is a localised weather phenomenon representing highly concentrated rainfall over a small
   2
       area in a short duration of time
       Cloud Burst occurs due to upward movement of moistureladen air with sufficient rapidity to form
   3
       cumulonimbus clouds
   4 Cloud Burst occurs only in hilly areas
                                                                                                 Ans: 1

Q. Evergreening of patents is done by
   1 applying for extension of patent term
   2 citing another use of the same product
   3 citing another process of forming the same product
   4 citing another product with same use
                                                                                                 Ans: 1

Q. Which of the following provisions of the Constitution of India need the ratification by the
   legislatures   of   not   less   than   one-half  of     the   States   of   effect  amendment?
   1.      The       manner       of     election     of        the      President      of    India.
   2.    Extent    of    the     executive    power     of     the    Union     and    the   States.
   3.       Powers        of       the      Supreme          Court       and       High      Courts.
   4.        Any         of        the        Lists        in        the         7th       Schedule.
   Select the correct answer using the code given below.
   1                        1, 2, 3 and 4
   2                        1, 2 and 3 only
   3                        3 and 4 only
   4                        1 and 2 only
                                                                                                 Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following substances evolves heat when dissolved in water?
   1           Calcium oxide
   2           Potassium nitrate
   3           Sodium chloride
   4           Glucose
                                                                                                 Ans: 1




Q. Consider the following passage and identify the three tribal principalities referred to therein
   using                    the                   code                     given                  below:
   In the early history of the far south in India, three tribal principalities are mentioned in Ashokan
   inscriptions of the third century BC and in Kharavela inscription of the first century BC.
   1             Cholas, Pandyas and Cheras
   2             Vakatakas, Cholas and Satvahanas
   3             Ikshvakus, Vakatakas and Pandyas
   4             Pallavas, Cholas and Pandyas
                                                                                                 Ans: 1

Q. Why is Switzerland unable to join European Union (EU) till 2010 despite its government's
   persistent effort to do so?
       The Swiss people continue to vote against joining the EU as they do not want to lose Switzerland's
   1
       sovereignty
   2 Few EU countries like France and Germany are opposed to Switzerland's joining the UNION
   3 EU rejected Switzerland's application as Swiss Government did not agree to use EURO as currency
   4 All of the above
                                                                                                Ans: 1

Q. Eco-Mark is given to an Indian product which is
   1    environment-friendly
   2    rich in protein
   3    economically viable
   4    pure and unadulterated
                                                                                                Ans: 1

Q. When we eat something we like, our mouth waters. This is actually not water fluid secreted
   form
   1              salivary glands
   2              nasal glands
   3              oval epithelium
   4              tongue
                                                                                                Ans: 1

Q. Along with goods manufactured using child labour, some of the developed countries have
   started to boycott goods manufactured in developing countries using 'sweat labour'. 'Sweat
   labour' implies goods produced by
   1      labourers working in inhuman/unhealthy working conditions
   2      female labourers at a very low wage
   3      labourers working for more than eight hours a day without any break
   4      labourers where there is a wage discrimination between male and female labourers
                                                                                                Ans: 1

Q. Consider the following statements with regard to the mining industry of India: 1. The spatial
   distribution of minerals is uneven. 2. The mining industry since colonial days has been
   exportoriented. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
   1                                            1 only
   2                                            2 only
   3                                            Both 1 and 2
   4                                            Neither nor 2
                                                                                                Ans: 1

Q. Consider the following statements with regard to the mining industry of India:
   1.       The        spatial      distribution        of      minerals      is       uneven.
   2.   The     mining    industry   since     colonial    days  has     been   exportoriented.
   Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
   1              1 only
   2              2 only
   3              Both 1 and 2
   4              Neither nor 2
                                                                                                Ans: 1

Q. Consider the following statements with regard to the mining industry of India:
   1.       The        spatial      distribution        of      minerals      is       uneven.
   2.   The     mining    industry   since     colonial    days  has     been   exportoriented.
   Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
   1              1 only
   2              2 only
   3              Both 1 and 2
   4               Neither nor 2
                                                                                         Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following groups of items contains only biodegradable items?
   1    Wood, Grass, Leather
   2    Wood, Grass, Plastic
   3    Fruit peels, Lime juice, China clay cup
   4    Lime juice, Grass, Polystyrene
                                                                                         Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following is not true for Special Economic Zones?
   1 No routine examination of cargo for export/import by customs authorities
   2 No licence is required for import
   3 Manufacturing and service activities are allowed
   4 No permission for subcontracting
                                                                                         Ans: 1




Q. Consider the following statements and identify with the help of the code given below the person
   who                          made                          the                       statement:
   "It would be quite impossible for a few hundred British to administer against the active
   apposition of the whole of the politically minded of the population".
   1    Clement Attlee in January 1947 in a private letter addressed to Ernest Bevin
   2    Jawaharlal Nehru in April 1947 in an address to Congressmen at Lucknow
   3    Lord Mountbatten in December 1946 in a note given to British Parliament
   4    Viceroy Wavell in January 1946 in a letter to Secretary of State
                                                                                         Ans: 1

Q. Sukhoi-30MKI Squadron is not stationed at
   1        Jamnagar
   2        Tezpur
   3        Pune
   4        Bareilly
                                                                                         Ans: 1

Q. Dog bite can cause rabies. Which among the following other animals can also cause rabies.
   1                    Bat
   2                    Donkey
   3                    Horse
   4                    Crocodile
                                                                                         Ans: 2

Q. In scuba-diving, while ascending towards the water surface, there is a danger of bursting the
   lungs. It is because of
   1      Boyle's law
   2      Archimedes' principle
   3      Gay-Lussac's law of combining volumes
   4      Gram's law of diffusion
                                                                                         Ans: 1
Q. Which one among the following was part of Gandhi-Irwin Agreement of 1931?
   1 Release of political prisoners excepting those guilty of arson and violence
   2 Stern action against policemen guilty of brutal assault on Satyagrahis
   3 Nehru to represent Congress at the Round Table Conference of 1931
   4 Deletion of communal question from the agenda of the Conference
                                                                                           Ans: 1

Q. Which one of the following is the name of the Airborne Early Warning and Control System
   (AEWACS) inducted in the Indian Air Force in 2009?
   1                                  Phalcon
   2                                  Phoenix
   3                                  Eagle
   4                                  Kite
                                                                                           Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following industries produces the most nonbiodegradable wastes?
   1         Thermal power plants
   2         Paper mills
   3         Food processing units
   4         Textile mills
                                                                                           Ans: 1

Q. Why South-East Asia has the largest concentration of peasant population at the global scale?
   1 The region has favourable and healthier climate
   2 The area is dominated by shifting cultivation due to favourable terrain character
   3 Intensive subsistence farming is practised in the region
   4 The area has a large forested are which is cleared for cultivation of various crops
                                                                                           Ans: 1

Q. Brent index is associated with
   1   shipping rate index
   2   crude oil prices
   3   copper future prices
   4   gold future prices
                                                                                           Ans: 2

Q. Which one of the following is an indigenously built light combat aircraft of India?
   1                        Tejas
   2                        Akash
   3                        Vikrant
   4                        Arjun




Q. The President of India is elected by a proportional representation system through single
   transferable vote. This implies that
   1    MPs and MLAs of different States have different numbers of votes
   2    each elected MP or MLA has an equal number of votes
   3    MPs and MLAs of a State have the same number of votes
   4    all MPs and MLAs have one vote each
                                                                                           Ans: 1
Q. Which one among the following statements regarding the social and religious reform ideas of
   Raja Rammohun Roy is not correct?
   1   His Vedantic monism was strengthened after 1815 since an exposure to Christian Unitarianism
   2   He paid attention exclusively to the problems/issues of the emerging middle class of India
   3   His efforts led to the formation of Brahmo Samaj in 1828
   4   He considered different religions as embodiments of universal theism
                                                                                                    Ans: 1

Q. Which among the following monoculture crops provide(s) immediate cash to the farmers?
   1.                            Tea                          in                  Assam
   2.                          Rubber                            in                Africa
   3.                        Sugarcane                          in              Malaysia
   4.                           Coffee                           in                Brazil
   Select the correct answer using the code given below: Codes:
   1                  2 and 3
   2                  1 only
   3                  3 and 4
   4                  1 and 4
                                                                                                    Ans: 1

Q. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below:
   List                            I                              List                       II
   (Natural        Vegetation        (Annual         Rainfall       Received)      of    India)
   A.         Tropical          evergreen           forests          1.        100-200      cm
   B.        Tropical        deciduous         forests        2.        Above       200     cm
   C.       Tropical        dry        forests        3.       Less        than       50    cm
   D.            Arid           forests            4.            Above           300        cm
   5.                                           50-100                                      cm
   code: A B C D
   1                (a)
   2                (b)
   3                (c)
   4                (d)
                                                                                                    Ans: 2

Q. Which one of the following is nuclear capable submarine-launched ballistic missile?
   1                 Nag
   2                 Prithvi
   3                 Shourya
   4                 Sagarika
                                                                                                    Ans: 4

Q. Which of the following diseases are transmitted                    from    one    person    to   another?
   1.                                                                                                    Aids
   2.                                                                                               Cirrhosis
   3.                                                                                               Hepatitis
   4.                                                                                                Syphilis
   Select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1           1, 3, 4 only
   2           1, 2, 3 and 4
   3           1 and 2 only
   4           2, 3 and 4 only
                                                                                                    Ans: 1

Q. Photochemical smog occurs in
   1 warm, dry and sunny climate
   2 cool and humid climate
   3 cool, dry and sunny climate
   4 warm and humid climate
                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. The interest of the Vijayanagar and Bahmani rulers clashed in three separate and distinct area
   in Deccan. Which one among the following was not directly associated with this intense
   conflict?
   1                Kaveri interior delta
   2                Tungabhadra doab
   3                Krishna-Godavari delta/basin
   4                Marathawada country
                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. Wind is often found to blow on a hot summer day due to
   1 convection current of air
   2 conduction of heat between air and soil on the Earth
   3 radiation from the soil
   4 None of the above
                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. The original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India extends to
   1 disputes between the Government of India and one or more States
   2 treaties and agreements signed by the Government of India
   3 disputes relating to implementation of the Directive Principles of State Policy
   4 a bill passed by the Parliament which is violative of the Constitution
                                                                                        Ans: 1




Q. Which one among the following was not a reform measure carried out by Mahmud Gawan of
   Bahmani Kingdom?
   1   Lands were measured and land taxes were fixed on that basis
   2   The Kingdom was divided into eight provinces or Tarafs
   3   Nobles were paid salaries and were asked to maintain contingents of horses
   4   A tract of land, Khalisa, was set apart for the expenses of the Tarafdar
                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. Heavy water implies
   1 deuterated water
   2 water which is used in heavy industries such as thermal power
   3 water which contains SO2-4 and CI- od calcium and magnesium
   4 water which has maximum density
                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. Heavy water implies
   1 deuterated water
   2 water which is used in heavy industries such as thermal power
   3 water which contains SO2-4 and CI- od calcium and magnesium
   4 water which has maximum density
                                                                                        Ans: 1
Q. According to Goldman Sachs' review of emerging economies, by 2050 which one of the
   following would be the order of the largest economies in the world?
   1              China-USA-India-Brazil-Mexico
   2              USA-China-India-Brazil-Mexico
   3              China-USA-Brazil-India-Mexico
   4              USA-Mexico-China-India-Brazil
                                                                                                    Ans: 1

Q. Most of the communication satellites today are placed in a geostationary orbit. In order to stay
   over the same spot on the Earth, a geostationary satellite has to be directly above the
   1                   Equator
   2                   Tropic of Cancer
   3                   either North or South Pole
   4                   Tropic of Capricorn
                                                                                                   Ans: 1

Q. SIMBEX is an annual joint maritime bilateral exercise conducted between
   1        India and Singapore
   2        China and India
   3        Singapore and Indonesia
   4        Malaysia and Thailand
                                                                                                    Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following is a function of the Pro-Tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha?
   1 Swear in the members of the House and hold the charge till a regular Speaker is elected
   2 Conduct of the proceedings of the House in the absence of the Speaker
   3 To check if the election certificates of the members of the House are in order
   4 Give his assent to the bills passed by the House
                                                                                                    Ans: 1

Q. The term 'demographic gap' signifies the difference
   1    between the birth and the death rate
   2    in sex ratio
   3    in age
   4    in child/woman ratio
                                                                                                   Ans: 1

Q. Dead organs are generally stored in formalin. Formalin is
   1      aqueous formaldehyde
   2      aqueous ferrous sulphate
   3      aqueous formic acid
   4      aqueous ferric alum
                                                                                                   Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following is not true regarding the draft National Food Security Bill?
   1 The draft Bill has been cleared by the empowered Group of Ministers of discussion in the Cabinet
   2 Every BPL family in the country shall be entitled to 25 kg of wheat or rice per month @ Rs.3 per kg
       The distribution will be on universal entitlement by ensuring coverage of every adult under the public
   3
       distribution scheme
   4 The Central Government shall allocate required quantity of wheat and/or rice from the central pool t
                                                                                                    Ans: 1
Q. When items of jewellery made of metals such as copper or nickel are placed in a solution having
   a salt of gold, a thin film of gold is deposited by
   1            passing an electric current
   2            cooling to below 0 degree C
   3            heating above 100 degree C
   4            just keeping it for 10 minutes
                                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. Due to contraction of eyeball, a longsighted eye can see only
   1 father objects which is corrected by using convex lens
   2 father objects which is corrected by using concave lens
   3 nearer objects which is corrected by using convex lens
   4 nearer objects which is corrected by using concave lens
                                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. Due to contraction of eyeball, a longsighted eye can see only
   1 father objects which is corrected by using convex lens
   2 father objects which is corrected by using concave lens
   3 nearer objects which is corrected by using convex lens
   4 nearer objects which is corrected by using concave lens
                                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. To boost India's power-generating capacity, the Jawaharlal Nehru Solar Mission was launched
   in India in January 2010. Which of the following statements regarding this Mission is/are
   correct?
   1.     India     is    fast    exhausting      reserves     of     fossil fuel    resources.
   2.         Solar        energy         is        clean         source      of        energy.
   3. India lacks technology for development of other alternative sources of power generation.
   Select the correct answer using the code given below: Code:
   1                                   1 and 2 only
   2                                   1, 2 and 3
   3                                   2 and 3 only
   4                                   1 only
                                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. Which of the following statements about Fourth Anglo-Mysore War are correct?
   1. The Madras Council suggested a policy of rigorous and intense attack on Mysore.
   2.       Lord     Wellesley        tried      to       revive     the       Triple     Alliance.
   3. Tipu sent emissaries to Arabia, Versailles, Mauritius and Kabul enlisting support against the
   English.
   4. The War was of a very short duration though decisive Select the correct answer using the
   code given below: Code:
   1                    2, 3 and 4
   2                    1, 3 and 4
   3                    2 and 4 only
   4                    1 and 3 only
                                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. Polar bears are carnivores and prey on many arctic birds and fish. However, under natural
   conditions, on one found polar bears predating any penguin. This is because
       polar bears and penguins never coexist under natural conditions. The former lives in the North Pole
   1
       while the Latter lives in the South Pole
   2   penguins have chemical substance in their muscles which is toxic to polar bears
   3   penguins are gregarious and always move groups. Therefore, a polar bear cannot approach them
   4   polar bears and penguins display symbiotic relationships and they help each other for their existenc
                                                                                                  Ans: 1

Q. Which of the following statements regarding the American Revolution is/are correct?
   1. The American Revolution was a conflict between British settlers and native Americans
   2. The Americans refused to pay taxes imposed by the British Parliament in which the
   Americans                       had                     no                representation
   Select the correct answer using the code given below: Code:
   1                  Both 1 and 2
   2                  i only
   3                  2 only
   4                  Neither 1 nor 2
                                                                                                  Ans: 1

Q. Viewfinders, used in automobiles to locate the position of the vehicles behind, are made of
   1             convex mirror
   2             plane mirror
   3             concave mirror
   4             parabolic mirror
                                                                                                  Ans: 1

Q. Viewfinders, used in automobiles to locate the position of the vehicles behind, are made of
   1             convex mirror
   2             plane mirror
   3             concave mirror
   4             parabolic mirror
                                                                                                  Ans: 1

Q. Consider the following statements: 1. India has a published nuclear doctrine. 2. The doctrine
   advocates 'no-first-use' policy 3. The authority to release nuclear weapons for use resides in the
   person of the President of India. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
   1                                                1 and 2 only
   2                                                1 only
   3                                                2 and 3 only
   4                                                1, 2 and 3
                                                                                                  Ans: 1




Q. Consider the following statements: 1. India has a published nuclear doctrine. 2. The doctrine
   advocates 'no-first-use' policy 3. The authority to release nuclear weapons for use resides in the
   person of the President of India. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
   1                                                1 and 2 only
   2                                                1 only
   3                                                2 and 3 only
   4                                                1, 2 and 3
                                                                                                  Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following statements regarding Rabindranath Tagore's concern for the
   natural world and environment is not correct?
   1 Tagore's concern about the environment was activated by pragmatic and utilitarian considerations
       Caring for nature on aesthetic grounds, as Tagore did, has now become one of the major environmental
   2
       concerns in the developed countries of the world
   3 Tagore's short stories and novels exhibit his concern for nature
   4 Tagore's vision of education emphasised the need to generate environmental awareness among the
       stude
                                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following was the objective of starting the Nirmal Gram Puraskar
   incentive scheme?
       Encourage Panchayati Raj Institutions to take up sanitation promotion for attaining 100% open
   1
       defecation-free environment
   2 Enable rural schools to provide safe and clean drinking water for children
   3 Provides toilets to all rural households
   4 Provide financial assistance to States to install water purification systems in rural schools
                                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. Why do you feel cool under a tree but not so under a tin shed on a sunny day?
   1 The leaves give out water which vapourises absorbing some heat as latent heat
   2 The greenness of the tree gives the cool feeling
   3 Photosynthesis absorbs heat
   4 The leaves convert water vapours into water which is a heat-absorbing process
                                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. Which        of       the       statements        given        below         is/are       correct?
   1. The Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) was first enforced in the hills of Assam.
   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              it              as                'disturbed               are'.
   Select the correct answer using the code given below: Code:
   1                       1 and 2 only
   2                       1, 2 and 3
   3                       2 and 3 only
   4                       1 only
                                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following would expand the most on being heated?
   1               Air
   2               Water
   3               Alcohol
   4               Glass
                                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. Consider       the        following     statements     about      soil      of      India:
   1.       Black       soil        becomes       sticky    when        it      is       wet.
   2. Black soil contains adequate nitrogen as well as phosphorus required for the growth of
   plants.
   Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
   1              1 only
   2              2 only
   3              Both 1 and 2
   4              Neither 1 nor 2
                                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. Industrial        Revolution      in      Europe       mainly      emerged       due       to
   1.        locating       the     production        process     in      the       countryside.
   2. declining of the guilds because of non-farming production coming under a single roof (the
   factory).
   3.    growing       role     of   merchant-capitalists     in  the    production     process.
   Select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1                  2 only
   2                  1, 2 and 3
   3                  2 and 3 only
   4                  1 and 3 only
                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. India's first space based Solar Coronograph is
   1        ADITYA
   2        ADITYA I
   3        ADITYA II
   4        ADITYA III
                                                                                        Ans: 2

Q. Who is nominated as the India's Chief-de-Mission for London Olympics 2012?
   1 KPS Gill
   2 Ajit Pal Singh
   3 Vijay Amritraj
   4 Suresh Kalmadi                                               2




Q. Who is selected as the Women's Professional Golf PLayer of the Year 2011-12?
   1              Aditi Ashok
   2              Vani Kapoor
   3              Smriti Mehra
   4              Pallavi Jain
                                                                                        Ans: 3

Q. Which state wins the best State Award 2012 for strengthening the Panchayati Raj Institutions?
   1                    Rajasthan
   2                    Gujarat
   3                    Sikkim
   4                    Kerala
                                                                                        Ans: 3

Q. The winner of Asia Cup Cricket 2012 is
   1      India
   2      Pakistan
   3      Sri Lanka
   4      Bangladesh
                                                                                        Ans: 2

Q. As per participation of women in politics India's rank stands at
   1            110
   2            105
   3            104
   4            101
                                                                                      Ans: 105
Q. In addition to Macaulay's Minutes on Education, another landmark Draft is also attributed to
   him. Identify the Draft from the following.
   1         Draft of the Maritime Trade Policy
   2         Draft of Indian Penal Code
   3         Draft of Indian Forest Policy
   4         Draft of the Zamindari Abolition Act
                                                                                                            Ans: 1

Q. Which        of       the      following       pairs      is/are      correctly                      matched?
   1.              Kiran             MK              11:            Acrobatic                             aircraft
   2.                   MI                  35:                 Attack                                  helicopter
   3.            Mirage            2000:            Military          transport                           aircraft
   Select the correct answer using the code given below: Code:
   1          1 and 2 only
   2          1 only
   3          2 and 3 only
   4          1, 2 and 3
                                                                                                            Ans: 1

Q. If a ship moves from freshwater into seawater, it will
   1      rise a little higher
   2      sink completely
   3      sink a little bit
   4      remain unaffected
                                                                                                            Ans: 1

Q. Which of the following feature is/are contrary to the norms                         of   a   federal       polity?
   1.                  Common                   All                 India                                     Service
   2.                      Single                        integrated                                         judiciary
   Select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1            2 only
   2            1 only
   3            Both 1 and 2
   4            neither 1 nor 2
                                                                                                            Ans: 1

Q. Rainwater collected after 30 to 40 minutes of raining is not suitable for drinking because it
   1      contains dissolved toxic chemicals
   2      contains bacteria and dirt
   3      is deficient in minerals
   4      is acidic
                                                                                                            Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following statements about Ashokan Edicts is correct?
   1 The subject of inscribed matter on Rock Edicts differs completely with that of the Pillar Edicts
   2 The Pillar Edicts were located in all parts of the empire
   3 The Edicts give details of his personal concerns but are silent on events of the empire
   4 The Greek or Aramaic Edicts are versions or translations of the texts used in other Edicts         1
Q. Consider                    the                      following                      statements:
   1. The five permanent members of the Security Council are the only countries recognised as
   nuclear-weapon       States     under      the      Nuclear      Non-Proliferation       Treaty.
   2.   The    term   of   non-permanent     members      of    the  Council    is   five    years.
   Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
   1                       1 only
   2                       2 only
   3                       Both 1 and 2
   4                       Neither 1 nor 2
                                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. Mr.X was advised by an architect to make outer walls of his house with hollow bricks. The
   correct reason is that such walls
   1    help keeping inside cooler in summer and warmer in winter
   2    make the building stronger
   3    prevent seepage of moisture from outside
   4    protect the building from lightning
                                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. Mr.X has been invited to participate in a conference to be held at Buenos Aires. He has chosen
   the                following                  shortest                 flight            route:
   Mumbai                       to                         Frankfurt                   (non-stop)
   Frankfurt                to                  Sao                  Paulo             (non-stop)
   Sao            Paulo              to              Buenos              Aires         (non-stop)
   Which one of the following seas will likely to be flown over by Mr.X ?
   1                     Labrador sea
   2                     Tasman Sea
   3                     Beaufort Sea
   4                     Black Sea
                                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. Which among the following statements regarding Lord Ripon's plan for local self-government in
   India                                       is/are                                    correct?
   1. The district should be the maximum area served by the one Committee or Local Board.
   2. The Local Boards should consist of a large majority of nominated official members and be
   presided        over       by        an        official    member         as        Chairman.
   Select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1                    Both 1 and 2
   2                    1 only
   3                    2 only
   4                    Neither 1 nor 2
                                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. Which among the following statements regarding Lord Ripon's plan for local self-government in
   India                                       is/are                                    correct?
   1. The district should be the maximum area served by the one Committee or Local Board.
   2. The Local Boards should consist of a large majority of nominated official members and be
   presided        over       by        an        official    member         as        Chairman.
   Select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1                    Both 1 and 2
   2                    1 only
   3                    2 only
   4                    Neither 1 nor 2
                                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. Which one among the following is not true of the planning Commission?
   1 It indicates the factors which tend to retard economic development
   2 It is an advisory body and makes recommendations to the cabinet
       It is responsible for formulation of a plan for the most effective and balanced utilisation of the country's
   3
       resources
   4 It is responsible for the execution of development programmes and plans
                                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. White blood cells act
   1 as a defence against infection
   2 as source of energy
   3 for clotting blood
   4 as a medium for oxygen transport from lung to tissues
                                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. Why do Fold Mountains have enormous thickness of sedimentary rocks?
   1 Due to accumulation of sediments in a geosyncline
   2 Due to deposition of sediments in a valley for millions of years
   3 The plains were folded into mountains
   4 The sediment were folded into recumbent and nappe folds
                                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. Consider the following statements regarding India advocacy for a permanent seat in the United
   nations                                    Security                                  Council:
   1.       India       is       the      largest       democracy       in      the       world.
   2.   India   is   among    the    top five   largest  growing   economies   in   the   world.
   3. India has been the largest contributor to the United nations Peacekeeping Forces.
   4. India is one of the top ten contributors of the United nations Budget
   Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
   1                   1 and 2 only
   2                   1, 2, 3 and 4
   3                   2 only
   4                   1, 3 and 4 only
                                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. Water is a good coolant and is used to cool the engines of cars, buses, trucks, etc. It is because
   water has a
   1              high specific heat
   2              low surface tension
   3              high boiling point
   4              low expansivity
                                                                                                        Ans: 1




Objective General Knowledge

Q. The Vindhyan system of rocks is important for the production of
   1     iron ore and manganese
   2     precious and building materials
   3     bauxite and mica
   4     copper and uranium
                                                                                            Ans: 1

Q. Which of the following best explain why the lower course of a river is sometimes choked with
   sediments?
   1.     The      valley      of     a     river     is    widest      in   its     lower    course.
   2. The velocity of a river in its lower course is low. 3. The delta sometimes develops in a river's
   lower                                                                                       course
   4.   Much    of   the    river    water   is   drawn    for  irrigation in    the   lower  course.
   Select the correct answer using the code given below:
   1               1, 2, 3 and 4
   2               1, 3 and 4 only
   3               2 and 4 only
   4               1, 2 and 3 only
                                                                                            Ans: 4

Q. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh paid a visit in December 2011 to -
   1             Tokyo
   2             Melbourne
   3             Wellington
   4             Moscow
                                                                                            Ans: 4

Q. Annual Defence Diologue was held in December 2011 between India and -
   1            China
   2            Afghanistan
   3            Russia
   4            Pakistan
                                                                                            Ans: 1

Q. Consider         the      following        statements        on         NATGRID          -
   (i) NATGRID has been formed to link database for inputs to combat terrorism.
   (ii) It is meant to improve India's capability to counter threats to its internal security.
   Choose the right option:
   1      Both (i) and (ii) are correct
   2      Only (i) is correct
   3      Only (ii) is correct
   4      Neither (i) nor (ii) is correct
                                                                                            Ans: 1

Q. The report by Wildlife Institute of India enlisted major threats to three tiger reserves which are
   Kalakad-Mundanthurai tiger reserve, Anamalai and Mudumalai. In which one of the following
   stated are these tiger reserves located?
   1                                        Bihar
   2                                        Tamil Nadu
   3                                        West Bengal
   4                                        Kerala
                                                                                            Ans: 2

Q. Who have been awarded with FIFA World Player of the Year 2011 Trophy?
   1        Lionel Messi
   2        Xavi Fernandez
   3        Christiano Ronaldo
   4        None of these
                                                                                            Ans: 1
Q. Uttarakhand state cabinet on October 29, 2011 cleared Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill, 2011.
   Consider           the         following           features       of          the         bill-
   (i) The Chief Minister of the state, all ministers, MLAs and lower judiciary will be under the
   purview                                       of                                    Lokayukta.
   (ii) Judges of the Uttarakhand High Court will not be covered under the purview of Lokayukta.
   Choose the right option-
   1          Both (i) and (ii) are correct
   2          Only (i) is correct
   3          Only (ii) is correct
   4          Neither (i) nor (ii) is correct
                                                                                              Ans: 1

Q. Which Bengali film was selected as the inaugural film at the 11th edition of River to River
   Florence Indian Film Festival, 2011, in Florence, Italy in December 2011?
   1                                 100% Love
   2                                 Khokababu
   3                                 Chaplin
   4                                 Bedroom
                                                                                              Ans: 3

Q. Name the legendary Bollywood playback singer who entered the Guinness world Records for the
   most number of single studio recordings?
   1             Lata Mangeshkar
   2             Asha Bhonsle
   3             Shreya Ghoshal
   4             Suchitra Krisnamurthy




Q. Which one of the following became the first Indian state to launch health insurance policy
   covering all its people?
   1                       Kerala
   2                       Haryana
   3                       Bihar
   4                       Goa
                                                                                              Ans: 4

Q. West Bengal State cabinet approved the newly drafted land acquisition and resettlement Bill.
   Consider            the           following          features           of         the          Bill-
   (i) The private enterprises would have to acquire land for their projects directly from the
   landowners.
   (ii) The new policy provides that the government would acquire land only for projects of public
   utility like building, hospitals, irrigation projects, bridges, laying railway tracks, setting up of
   embankments, and projects relating to internal secu
   1                     Both (i) and (ii) are correct
   2                     Only (i) is correct
   3                     Only (ii) is correct
   4                     Nither (i) nor (ii) is correct
                                                                                              Ans: 1

Q. Which one of the following state governments announced free housing for Schedule Castes
   living in jhuggis under the Rajiv Ratna Yojana?
   1                      Tamil Nadu
   2                      Uttar Pradesh
   3                      Delhi
   4                      Kerala
                                                                                          Ans: 3

Q. Name the Indian Union Minster who represented India at the meeting of the Heads of
   Governments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in St. Petersburg on November
   7,2011.
   1     Union Minister of External Affairs S.M. Krishna
   2     Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde
   3     Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Vilasrao Deshmukh
   4     Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah
                                                                                          Ans: 2

Q. Which one of the following ministries launched a scheme, Adivasi Shiksha Yojana on November
   2,2011?
   1       Tribal Affairs Ministry
   2       Ministry of Rural Development
   3       Home Ministry
   4       Ministry of Power
                                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. Social activist who was chosen for the Basava award for the year 2010 for excellence in service
   in the social sector by the Karnataka State Government?
   1                   Medha Patkar
   2                   C.R. Neelakandan
   3                   Aruna Roy
   4                   Reetika Khera
                                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. Which one of the following governments launched Kishori scheme for adolescent girls?
   1      Delhi state government
   2      Odisha state government
   3      Bihar state government
   4      Haryana state government
                                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. The Delhi Assembly on December 1, 2011 passed the Delhi Municipal Corporation, MCD
   (Amendment) Bill-2011 to trifurcate the civic body with voice vote. The MCD came into
   existence on-
   1                       April 5, 1950
   2                       April 7, 1958
   3                       March 10, 1960
   4                       November 2, 1990
                                                                                          Ans: 2

Q. The Golden Peacock award for the Best films at the 42nd International Film Festival of India
   which came to an end at the Kala Academy in Panaji, Goa on December 3,2011?
   1          Russian Film Elena
   2          Columbian Film Porfirio
   3          Malayalam Film Adaminte Makan Abu
   4          An Israeli Film Restoration
                                                                                          Ans: 2

Q. Readers of International travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller voted which city in Rajasthan as
   the best leisure destination in India?
   1                           Udaipur
   2                           Jaipur
   3                           Bikaner
   4                           jaisalmer
                                                                                        Ans: 1




Q. Where was the midnight international marathon held recently?
   1          Delhi
   2          Mumbai
   3          Bangalore
   4          Kolkata
                                                                                       Ans: 3




Q. Which country is set to open military base in Indian Ocean?
   1      China
   2      Russia
   3      North Korea
   4      None of the above
                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. who has been named PGA Tour Player of the Year?
   1       Luke Donald
   2       Tiger Woods
   3       Ian Poulter
   4       Rory Mcllroy
                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. Which has been selected as best public sector bank in India?
   1       Bank of Baroda
   2       SBI
   3       PNB
   4       ICICI
                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. Who won the under-14 boys American Cup Tennis Championship in Miami, Florida?
   1        Dusan Vukicevic
   2        David Volfson
   3        Benjamin Hennestad
   4        Sumit Nagal
                                                                                        Ans: 4

Q. Name the NRI architect who won Glory of India Award and Certificate of Excellence recently?
   1       S.R. Nathan
   2       Ar Mohammed Aun
   3       Surendra Kumar Kaushik
   4       None of the above
                                                                                        Ans: 2
Q. Which Indian state is set to get Green Field Industrial Corridor?
   1       Arunachal Pradesh
   2       Mizoram
   3       Manipur
   4       Manipur
                                                                                            Ans: 1

Q. Who is the 2nd person to score double century in One-day International Cricket?
   1         Virendra Sehwag
   2         Rahul Dravid
   3         R. Ashwin
   4         M.S. Dhoni
                                                                                            Ans: 1

Q. Name the Iranian Teenager who won World Snooker title recently -
   1      Steve Mizerak
   2      Lee Walkar
   3      Hossein Vafaei Ayouri
   4      None of the above
                                                                                            Ans: 3

Q. Who among the following was associated with Velevt Revolution?
   1       Vaclav Havel
   2       Kim Jong-il
   3       Wangari Mathai
   4       None of the above
                                                                                            Ans: 1

Q. At the end-September 2011, the foreign debt on India stood at -
   1        $ 326.6 billion
   2        $ 306.4 billion
   3        $ 336.6 billion
   4        $ 342.4 billion
                                                                                            Ans: 1




Q. The share of concessional debt in total foreign debt on India was 15.5% at end-March 2011
   which at end-September 2011 became-
   1                           14.7%
   2                           15.0%
   3                           15.9%
   4                           16.2%
                                                                                            Ans: 1

Q. As per the latest figures released by the Ministry of Agriculture, the per capita per day foodgrain
   availability in India stands at -
   1                           440 gm
   2                           900 gm
   3                           280 gm
   4                           580 gm
                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. The both houses of the Parliament have passed the Bill of raising paid-up capital of Life
   Insurance Corporation of India in December 2011. This Bill after the notification as Act will
   raise the paid-up capital to-
   1                                     25 crore
   2                                     50 crore
   3                                     100 crore
   4                                     200 crore
                                                                                        Ans: 3

Q. United Nations Organisation (UNO) has declared to celebrate 2012 as-
   1     Year of Cooperatives
   2     Year of Banking
   3     Year of Global Recovery
   4     Year of Prosperity
                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. At end-September 2011, the proportion of short-term debt in country's total foreign debt stood
   at-
   1                  25.0%
   2                  19.6%
   3                  23.3%
   4                  21.9%
                                                                                        Ans: 4

Q. RBI in its third-quarter monetary policy review of 2011-12 on January 24, 2012 has reduced
   Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR)-
   1            From 6% to 5.5%
   2            From 6.5% to 6.0%
   3            From 6.5% to 5.5%
   4            From 6% to 5%
                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. Which of the following is true for RBI's third-quarter monetary policy review announced on
   January 24, 2012?
   1       Only changed CRR
   2       Both Repo and CRR changed
   3       Only Repo changed
   4       Only Bank Rate changed
                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. After the announcement of RBI's third quarter review of monetary policy 2011-12, which of the
   following rate remains the lowest?
   1              Cash Reserve Ratio
   2              Bank Rate
   3              Repo Rate
   4              Reserve Repo Rate
                                                                                        Ans: 1

Q. RBI in its third-quarter monetary policy review on January 24, 2011 revised its GDP projection
   for the year 2011-12
   1             From 8% to 7.6%
   2              From 8% to 7%
   3              From 7.6% to 7%
   4              From 7% to 6.5%
                                                                                            Ans: 3

Q. During the first nine months of the year 2011-12, country's exports aggregated to $217.6
   billion, showing a year-on-year growth of -
   1                              16.8%
   2                              18.4%
   3                              23.3%
   4                              25.6%
                                                                                            Ans: 4




Q. National Dairy Plan (Phase - I) has been launched to give a boost to milk production in the
   country. In the first phase this plan will cover -
   1        All states except North Eastern region
   2        Only Gujarat
   3        Only 14 states
   4        Only 5 states
                                                                                            Ans: 3

Q. 20th Summit of ASEAN was held on April3-4,2012 in -
   1    Phnom Penh(Cambodia)
   2    Bankok (Thailand)
   3    Singapore
   4    Jakarta (Indonesia)
                                                                                            Ans: 1

Q. 6 MMTPA pellet making plant in Odisha has been commissioned by -
   1     Tata Steels
   2     Essar Steels
   3     Jindal Steels
   4     Steel Authority of India Ltd.
                                                                                            Ans: 2

Q. Which of the following telecom authority has recently given the power to act like a civil court?
   1    Depart of Telecommunication(DoT)
   2    Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI)
   3    Wireless Planning & Coordination (WPC) Wing
   4    Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)
                                                                                            Ans: 2

Q. Recently the Union Government of India has set up NATGRID. It is related to which one of the
   following?
   1                     Health
   2                     Intelligence
   3                     Education
   4                     Space
                                                                                            Ans: 2
Q. The Government of India has recently set up Financial Stability and Development Council
   (FSDC). It will be headed by which of the followings -
   1       Finance Minister
   2       Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister
   3       Governor of RBI
   4       Prime Minister
                                                                                           Ans: 3

Q. Which of the following national organization has completed 150th year of its existence in 2011?
   1      Zoological Survey of India
   2      Archaeological Survey of India
   3      Anthropological Survey of India
   4      Geological Survey of India
                                                                                           Ans: 2

Q. Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) in the Assessment of Chemicals, a multilateral agreement
   supported by which one of the followings -
   1                          WEF
   2                          WTO
   3                          OECD
   4                          IMF
                                                                                           Ans: 3

Q. Which one of the state assembly has recently passed a Bill seeking a seven year jail term for the
   cow slaughter or even transporting the animal for that purpose?
   1                          Maharashtra
   2                          Gujarat
   3                          Uttarakhand
   4                          Chhattisgarh
                                                                                           Ans: 2

Q. "The man who knew infinity" is a biography written by Robert Kanigel. This biography belongs
   to which one of the following?
   1            Srinivasa Ramanujan
   2            Jagdish Bhagvati
   3            Dr. C. V. Raman
   4            V. Ramakrishanan
                                                                                           Ans: 1




Q. Which one of the following state/UT has recently launched e-PDS in its bid to achieve
   transparency in the distribution of food supplies through the Public Distribution System?
   1                            Delhi
   2                            Chhattisgarh
   3                            Tamil Nadu
   4                            Puducherry
                                                                                           Ans: 3

Q. The University of Chicago is going to establish a Chair for Indian studies in the name of which
   one of the following Indian mentor?
   1           Rabindranath Tagore
   2           Swami Vivekananda
   3           Ramkrishna Paramhans
   4           Sri Ravishankar
                                                                                           Ans: 2

Q. One of the State Governments in India has declared tea as the "State Drink" to encourage tea
   farmers. The state is -
   1                    Assam
   2                    Kerala
   3                    West Bengal
   4                    Tamil Nadu
                                                                                           Ans: 1

Q. What is the tax free income level for woman for the financial year 2012-13 (i.e. the assessment
   year 2013-14)?
   1                 Rs. 2.00 lakh
   2                 Rs. 1.80 lakh
   3                 Rs. 2.20 lakh
   4                 Rs. 2.50 lakh
                                                                                           Ans: 1

Q. Out of the total expenditure as shown in regular Budget 2012-13, the maximum share goes to -
   1          Defence
   2          Subsidy Payment
   3          Central Plan Outlay
   4          Interest Payment
                                                                                           Ans: 3

Q. In the list of Forbes' billionaires 2012, who became the richest person in the world?
   1           Warren Buffet
   2           Mukesh Ambali
   3           Lakshmi Mittal
   4           Carlos Slim
                                                                                           Ans: 4

Q. For the year 2012-13, the dis-investment target set by the government in Union Budget 2012-
   13 is -
   1            Rs 45,000 crore
   2            Rs 35,000 crore
   3            Rs 40,000 crore
   4            Rs 30,000 crore
                                                                                           Ans: 4

Q. In Budget 2012-13, the revenue deficit (Budget Estimates) for 2012-13 has been estimated at -
   1              5.5% of GDP
   2              4.4% of GDP
   3              3.4% of GDP
   4              3% of GDP
                                                                                           Ans: 3

Q. As per 2012-13 Budget, the income tax rate of 30% will be applicable for tax payers above the
    income -
    1                  Rs. 12.0 lakh
    2                  Rs. 8.0 lakh
    3                  Rs. 8.5 lakh
    4                  Rs. 10.0 lakh
                                                                                    Ans: 4

Q. According to Economic Survey 2011-12 in India's external debt for the year 2010-11 debt to
   GDP ratio stands at -
    1                                  17.9%
    2                                  20.5%
    3                                  17.8%
    4                                  18.9%




Geographical Sobriquets

Surname                                          Name

Bengal’s Sorrow                                  Damodar River

Blue Mountains                                   Nilgiri Hills

City of Sky-scrapers                             New York

City of Seven Hills                              Rome

City of Dreaming Spires                          Oxford

City of palaces                                  Kolkata

City of Golden Gate                              San Francisco

City of Magnificent Buildings                    Washington D.C.

City of Eternal Springs                          Quito(S.America)

China’s Sorrow                                   Hwang Ho

Cockpit of Europe                                Belgium

Dark Continent                                   Africa

Emerald Isle                                     Ireland

Eternal City                                     Rome

Empire City                                      New York

Forbidden City                                   Lhasa (Tibet)
Garden City                  Chicago

Gate of Tears                Strait of Bab-el Mandeb

Gateway of India             Mumbai

Gift of the Nile             Eqypt

Granite City                 Aberdeen (Scotland)

Hermit Kingdom               Korea

Herring Pond                 Atlantic Ocean

Holy Land                    Jerusalem

Island Continent             Australia

Island of Cloves             Zanzibar

Isle of Pearls               Bahrein (Peesian Gulf)

Key of the Mediterranean     Gibralter

Land of Cakes                Scotland

Land of Golden Fleece        Australia

Land of Maple Leaf           Canada

Land of Midnight Sun         Norway

Land of the Thousand Lakes   Finland

Land of the Thunderbolt      Bhutan

Land of white Elephant       Thailand

Land of Five Rivers          Punjab

Land of Thousand Elephants   Laos

Land of Rising Sun           Japan

Loneliest Island             Tristan De Gunha (Mid-Atlantic)

Manchester of Japan          Osaka

Pillars of Hercules          Strait of Gibraltar

Pearl of the Antilles        Cuba

Playground of Europe         Switzerland

Quaker City                  Philadelphia
Queen of the Adriatic                                         Venice

Roof of the World                                             The Pamirs

Rose Pink City                                                Jaipur

Sugar bowl of the World                                       Cuba

Venice of the North                                           Stockholm

Windy City                                                    Chicago

Whirteman’s grave                                             Guinea Coast of Africa

Yellow River                                                  Huang Ho (China)




HISTORICAL EVENTS

B.C

2500-1800        Indus valley civilization.
599              Birth of Mahavir; Nirvana in 523. B.C.
563              Birth of Gautam Buddha; Nirvana in 483 B.C.
327-26           Alexander's invasion of India and the opening of land route between India and Europe.
269-232          Ashoka's reign.
261              Battle of Kalinga.
57               Beginning of Vikrama era.
30               Satvahana dynasty in Deooan. Pandyan empire in for south.
326              Alexander defeated Poras in the Battle of Hydaspas
261              Ashoka defeated Kalinga in the Kalinga War

A.D
78               Beginning of Saka era.
320              Beginning of Gupta era.
360              Samudragupta conquers the whole of N. India and much of the Deccan.
380-413          Rule of Chandragupta Vikramaditya, age of Kalidasa, renewal of induism.
606-647          Rule of Harshavardhana.
629-645          Hieun Tsang's visit in India.
622              Beginning of Hijra era.
712              Arab invasion of Sind by Mohd. bin Qasim.
1001-27          Repeated attacks of Mehmud Ghazni.
1025             Sacking of Somnath temple by Mehmud.
1191             First battle of Tarain in which Prithviraj Chauhan defeated Mohd. Ghori.
1192      Second battle of Tarain in which Mohd. Ghori defeated Prithviraj Chauhan.
1206      Qutubuddin Aibak founded the Ilbari/Slave dynasty.
1290      Jalaluddin Firuz Khilji established Khilji dynasty.
1290      Marco Polo visited India.
1320      Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq founded the Tughlaq dynasty.
1333      Ibn Batuta arrived in India.
1336      Harihara and Bukka founded the Vijaynagar empire.
1347      Bahmani kingdom founded.
1398      Timur invades India.
1451      Lodi dynasty comes in power in Delhi Sultanate.
1469      Birth of Guru Nanak Dev.
1498      Vasco da Gama lands at Calicut.
1510      Portuguese capture Goa-Albuquerque Governor.
1526      First Battle of Panipat in which Babar defeated Ibrahim Lodhi and established the Mughal dynasty.
1556      Second battle of Panipat in which Akbar defeated Hemu.
1565      Battle of Talikota in which Vijaynagar empire is defeated.
1571      Foundation of Fatehpur Sikri by Akbar.
1576      Battle of Haldighati in which Akbar defeated Maharana Pratap.
1582      Akbar started Din-i-llahi.
1600      English East India Company established.
1604      Compilation of Adi Granth.
1605      Death of Akbar.
1611      The English built a factory at Masulipatnam.
1627      Birth of Shivaji
1631      Death of Shah Jahan's wife Mumtaz Mahal. The building of Taj Mahal.
1658      Aurangzeb became Emperor of Delhi.
1666      Birth of Guru Gobind Singh.
1699      Guru Gobind Singh creates 'Khalsa'.
1707      Death of Aurangzeb, fall of Mughal empire begins.
1739      Nadir Shah invaded India; the peacock throne and the Kohinoor Diamond taken away from India.
1757      Battle of Plassey in which the English defeated Siraj-ud- daula, Nawab of Bengal.
1760      Battle of Wandiwash, end of French power in India,
1761      Third Battle of Panipat in which Ahmed Shah Abdali defeated the Marathas.
1764      Battle of Buxar in which the English defeated the triple alliance of Nawab Mir Qasim of Bengal, Nawab
          Shuja-ud-daula of Awadh and Mughal emperor Shah Alam.
1793      Permanent settlement in Bengal.
1799      Fourth Anglo Mysore War, death of Tipu Sultan, Ranjit Singh occupied Lahore and made it his capital.
1817-19   Marathas finally crushed.
1828      Lord William Bentick becomes Governor General; Era of social reforms; Prohibition of Sati (1829),
          Suppression of thugs (1830).
1835      Introduction of English as medium of instruction.
HISTORICAL EVENTS

A.D

1853      First Indian railway from Bombay to Thane.
1857-58   First war of Indian Independence.
1858      British crown takes over the Indian Government; End of East India Company's rule.
1861      Birth of Rabindra Nath Tagore.
1869      Birth of M.K. Gandhi.
1885      Formation of Indian National Congress.
1905      Partition of Bengal by Lord Curzon.
1906      Formation of All India Muslim League.
1909      Minto-Morley Reforms.
1911      Delhi durbar held, partition of Bengal cancelled, capital shifted from Calcutta to Delhi.
1914      World War I started.
1918      End of World War I.
1919      Rowlatt Act, Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Montague- Chelmsford reforms.
1920      Non-cooperation Movement launched,
1921      Moplah rebellian in Malabar; visit of Prince of Wales.
1922      Chauri-Chaura incidence.
1923      Swaraj party formed.
1927      Simon Commission appointed.
1928      Visit of Simon Commission to India, death of Lala Lajpat Rai.
1929             Congress demanded'Poorna Swaraj'in Lahore session.
1930      January 26 celebrated as Independence Day throughout India, Dandi Salt Satyagraha, First Round Table
          conference.
1931      Gandhi-lrvin Pact, Second Round Table Conference.
1932      Suppression of Congress Movement, Third Round Table Conference, Communal Award, Poona Pact.
1935      Government of India Act.
1937      Inauguration of Provincial Autonomy. Congress ministries formed in 8 out of 11 provinces.
1939      Resignation of Congress ministries, beginning of World War II.
1942      Cripps Mission Plan, Quit India Movement, Formation of Indian National Army by S.C. Bose.
1945      Simla conference held and the failure of Wavell Plan, INA trials at Red Fort, Delhi.
1946      Cabinet Mission Plan, Formation of Interim Government, Direct Action Resolution by Muslim League.
1947      Mountbatten Plan of June 3 in which partition of India resolution is proposed, India divided, Pakistan
          created, both achieve independence, Jawarhar Lai Nehru becomes the I Prime Minister of India.
1948      Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi (Jan. 30).
1950      India became republic (Jan. 26).
1951      First Five Year Plan implemented.
1952      First General Elections held.
1953      Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary conquer Mt. Everest (May 29).
1954      Panchsheel agreement between India and China.
1956      Life insurance nationalized, State Reorganising Act comes into force.
1957      Second General Elections.
1958      Metric system of weights and measures introduced.
1959      Dalai Lama exiled; enters India.
1961      Liberation of Goa.
1962       Chinese attack on India. (Oct 20).
1964       Jawaharlal Nehru dies; Lai Bahadur Shastri becomes PM.
1965       Indo-Pak war.
1966       Tashkent Agreement reached, Death of Lai Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi became PM.
1967       Dr. Zakir Hussain elected President.
1968       Hargovind Khurana shares the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology.
1969       Death of. President Zakir Hussain (May 3). V. V. Giri elected President, Nationalization of 14 leading banks,
           Split in Indian National Congress.
1970       Former Indian ruler's privy purses abolished. Dr. C. V. Raman died (Nov. 2).
1971       Indo-Pak War over Bangladesh.
1972       Shimla Agreement signed.
1973       Manekshaw named India's first Field Marshal
1974       Nuclear explosion at Pokhran (May 18).
1975       Indian satellite 'Aryabhatta' launched, National emergency declared.
1976       The four Indian News agencies merged into a single News Agency known as 'Samachar', life of Lok Sabha
           extended by an year.
1977       Defeat of Mrs. Indira Gandhi in the election, Morarji Desai takes over as PM, emergency withdrawn.
1978       India launches world's biggest adult literacy plan (Oct. 2).
1979       Charan Singh became PM., Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize.
1980       Indira Gandhi returns to power at centre, India launches first satellite using its own satellite launching
           vehicle (July. 18).




HISTORICAL EVENTS

1981    India launched APPLE, Khalistan activists hijack Indian Airlines Boeing 737 to Lahore.
1982    Zail Singh sworn in as President, the 21-member Indian scientific expedition headed by Dr. S. Z. Qasim lands
        on Antarctica (Jan. 9), INSAT1 A launched, Ninth Asian Games held in New Delhi.
1983    The 7th Non Aligned Summit in New Delhi, Kalpakkam Atomic Energy plant goes critical (July 2), INSAT-1 B
        launched (Aug. 30), Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi" wins 8 oscars.
1984    Rakesh Sharma becomes India's first spaceman (Apr. 5), Bachendri Pal become the first Indian woman to scale
        Mt. Everest (May 23), Operation Blue Star, Assassination of Indira Gandhi (Oct 31), Rajiv Gandhi becomes PM,
        Bhopal Gas tragedy (Dec. 3).
1985    Anti-defection Bill passed (Jan. 3), Azharuddin hits 3 centuries in 3 tests.
1986    The first wholly Indian test-tube baby bom at KEM Hospital, Bombay (Aug. 7).
1987    Sunil Gavaskar becomes the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in tests (Mar. 7), Goa becomes the 25th state
        of India (May 30).
1988    India's first remote sensing satellite IRS 1 -A launched from Russia (Mar. 17), INSAT 1-C launched from French
        Guyana (July 22).
1989    Successful test of Agni (May 22), laying of the foundation stone for the Ram Janmabhoomi temple of Ayodhya
        (Nov 10). V.P. Singh becomes the PM.
1990    Successful launching of INSAT 1-D (June 12), Mandal Commission recommendation implemented (Aug. 7), V.P.
        Singh tenders resignation (Nov. 7), S. Chandrashekhar becomes PM. (Nov. 10).
1991    Rajiv Gandhi killed in a bomb blast (May 21), P. V. Narsimha Rao became PM. (June 21), Earthquake in
        Uttarkashi region (Oct. 20), Satyajit Ray got special Oscar award. (Dec.16).
1992    Prithvi test fired (May 5), INSAT-2 A launched (July 10), Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma became President (July
        25), the domes of Babri Masjid demolished (Dec 6).
1993    Panchayati Raj Act effective (Apr. 24), INSAT-2 B launched from French Guyana (July 23), Earthquake in Latur
        region (Sept. 30).
1994    First heart transplant in the country (Aug. 3), PSLV D-2 launched (Oct. 15).
1995    Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh assassinated (Agu. 31), INSAT-2 C launched (Dec. 7)
1996     A.B. Vajpayee became PM. (May 16), H.D. Deve Gowda became PM. (June 1), India-Bangladesh sign Ganga
         Water Pact (Dec. 12)
1997     I. K. Gujral became PM. (Apr. 21), K. R. Narayanan sworn in as President (July 25), Mother Teresa passes away
         (Sept. 5), Arundhati Roy wins Booker Prize (Oct. 14), I. K. Gujral resigns as PM. (Nov. 28)
1998     Konkan railway commissioned (Jan. 26), A. B. Vajpayee became PM. (Mar. 19), India conducted total 5 nuclear
         tests (May 11 and May 13), Severe cyclone in Gujarat (June 9), Amartya Sen won the Noble Prize in Economics
         (Oct. 14)
1999     P.M. Vajpayee arrived in Pakistan by Delhi-Lahore bus (Feb. 20), India successfully launched its first
         commercial telecom satellite INSAT-2 E from Kourou (Apr. 3), Intense fighting in Kargil (June-July),
         Devastating cyclone in Orissa and A. P. (Oct.)
2000     U. S. President Bill Clinton visited India (Mar.) INSAT-3 B launched from Kourou (Mar. 22), Successful test
         firing of 'Dhanush', the naval version of 'Prithvi' missile (Apr. 11), Karnam Malleshwari wins a bronze at
         Olympics, Chattisgarh formed (Nov. 1), Uttaranchal formed (Nov. 9), Jharkhand formed (Nov. 15)
2001     The pilotless target aircraft 'Lakshya' inducted into the Indian Air Force (Jan. 5), Severe earthquake in Gujarat
         (Ja. 26), the newly-constructed Ennore port dedicated to the nation (Feb. 1), India successfully launches GSLV
         D-1 from Sriharikota (Apr. 18), Indo-Pak summit at Agra (July 15-16), Lok Pal Bill introduced in Lok Sabha
         (Aug. 14), Attack on WTC, New York shakes the world (Sept. 11), Lok Sabha passes the bill on "Right to
         Education till 14" (Nov. 30), Terrorist attack on Indian Parliament (Dec. 13)
2002     INSAT-3 C launched on Ariane rocket from Kourou in French Guyana (Jan. 24), ISRO successfully tries the
         indegenious cryogenic engine (Feb. 5), POTO passed in the joint session of the Parliament (Mar. 26), LCA test
         flown successfully (June 6), Cabinet clears 26% FDI in print media (June 25), Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam elected
         the President of India (July 18), Bhairon Singh Shekhawat sworn in as Vice-President of India (Aug. 19), India
         launches METSAT by using PSLV-C4 (Sept. 12), Draft of the Tenth Five-Year Plan approved by the Planning
         Commission (Oct. 5), BSNL launches mobile phone service (Oct. 15), Vajpayee and Putin sign Delhi declaration
         (Dec. 4), Kelkar submitted modified report on tax reforms (Dec. 28)
2003     Kalpana Chawla killed in space shuttle Columbia burnup (Feb. 1); Large reserves of oil & gas discovered in
         Barmer district of Rajasthan (Feb. 4); US launched attack on Iraq (Mar. 20); INSAT-3A launched from Kourou
         (Apr. 10); Indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) renamed 'Tejas' (May 4); GSLVD-2 launched from
         Sriharikota (May 8); First instance of power failure in modern USA (Aug. 15-16); Mars comes closest to Earth
         (Aug. 27); Govt. approves the purchase of Advanced Jet Trainers, Hawk, from Britain (Sept. 3); INSAT-3E
         launched from Kourou (Sept. 20); Pope John Paul-ll beautifies Mother Teresa (Oct. 19); First Afro-Asian Games
         held in Hyderabad (Oct. 24-Nov. 1); India & Pakistan agree to a formal cease-fire along the LOG (Nov. 25);
         97th, 98th, 99th & 100th Constitutional Amendment Bills passed (Dec. 18-23)
2004     Sensex crosses the magical figure of 6000 (Jan. 2); India signs agreement with Russia for obtaining Admiral
         Gorshkov (Jan. 20); Delhi High Court clears Rajiv Gandhi from the Bofors deal (Feb. 4); 200 killed in Madrid
         train blast (Mar. 11); Nobel Medals of Rabindra Nath Tagore gets stolen from Shantiniketan (Mar. 25); NDA
         conducts election before time, but loses unexpectedly, UPA government comes in power, Dr. Manmohan Singh
         sworn-in as the new PM (May 22); 87 children killed in a fire in school in Kumbhkonam, Tamil Nadu (July 17);
         Olympics return to their homeland Athens, Rajyavardhan Rathode wins a silver for India (Aug. 13-29); Hamid
         Karzai wins the Presidential vote in Afghanistan (Oct. 14); Sandalwood King Veerappan is dead (Oct. 18);
         George W. Bush re-elected (Nov. 3); Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati arrested on murder charges
         (Nov. 11); Yasser Arafat is dead (Nov. 11); Parliament dismissses POTA (Dec. 9); Tsunami causes havoc in
         South and South East Asia killing more than a lakh (Dec. 26)




Q. When was the first Olympic Day celebrated?
   1       1896
   2       1924
   3       1948
   4       1984
                                                                                                    Ans: 3

Q. The winner of Asia Cup Cricket 2012 is
   1     India
   2     Pakistan
   3     Sri Lanka
   4      Bangladesh
                                                                                            Ans: 2

Q. The Third Indian to score a century and take five wickets in an innings in a Test match is -
   1        Ravindra Jadeja
   2        Ravichandran Ashwin
   3        V.V.S.Laxman
   4        Virendra Sehwag
                                                                                            Ans: 2

Q. Roger Federer in November 2011 won Tennis Championship of -
   1     Paris masters
   2     ATP World Tour Finals
   3     Swiss Indoor title
   4     All of the above
                                                                                            Ans: 4

Q. Who has been chosen the Women's Tennis Associations' (WTAs') Player of the Year 2011?
   1            Petra Kvitova
   2            Li Na
   3            Serena William
   4            Ana Ivanovic
                                                                                            Ans: 1

Q. Vijender Singh is associated with which one of the following games?
   1           Boxing
   2           Shooting
   3           Athletics
   4           Badminton
                                                                                            Ans: 1

Q. Gagan Narang is associated with which one of the following sports?
   1            Shooting
   2            Boxing
   3            Swimming
   4            Golf
                                                                                            Ans: 1

Q. Golfer Jeev Milkha Singh plays for which one of the following countries?
   1             India
   2             USA
   3             Germany
   4             Canada
                                                                                            Ans: 1

Q. Saina Nehwal is associated with the game of -
   1       Badminton
   2       Basket Ball
   3       Cricket
   4       Tennnis
                                                                                            Ans: 1
Q. Wimbledon Cup is associated with the game of-
   1      Cricket
   2      Football
   3      Lawn Tennis
   4      Hockey
                                                                                 Ans: 3




Objective General Knowledge

Q. Which cup/trophy is associated with the game of cricket?
   1      Ranji Trophy
   2      Uber Cup
   3      Nehru Gold Cup
   4      DCM Cup
                                                                                 Ans: 1

Q. Who is not a famous cricketer?
   1   M.S.Dhoni
   2   Rahul Dravid
   3   Gautam Gambhir
   4   Pankaj Advani
                                                                                 Ans: 4

Q. Among the following, which one is not a football club?
   1           Monte Carlo
   2           Arsenal
   3           Aston Villa
   4           Chelsea
                                                                                 Ans: 1

Q. The sportsperson to win the record Gold medals of Olympic Games is
   1           Michael Phelps
   2           Daley Thomson
   3           Mark Spitz
   4           Carl Lewis
                                                                                 Ans: 1

Q. Who among the following was the first heavyweight boxer to go undefeated throughout his
   career?
   1                Lee Epperson
   2                Larry Holmes
   3                Rocky Marciano
   4                Michael Spinks
                                                                                 Ans: 3

Q. Santosh Trophy is related to
   1    Golf
   2    Basketball
   3    Cricket
   4    Football
                                                                               Ans: 4

Q. A Kabaddi team usually has —
   1   Six players
   2   Nine players
   3   Eleven players
   4   Seven players
                                                                               Ans: 4

Q. ‘Golden Ball’ winner of 2010 World Cup Football Championship was —
   1        Diego Forlan
   2        Carlos Borges
   3        Antonio Campolo
   4        Alvaro Farnandez
                                                                               Ans: 1

Q. ‘Subroto Cup’ is associated with —
   1     Chess
   2     Football
   3     Cricket
   4     Table Tennis
                                                                               Ans: 2

Q. The Headquarters of the International Olympic Committee is in —
   1             Italy
   2             Switzerland
   3             Belgium
   4             France
                                                                               Ans: 2




Objective General Knowledge

Q. Sania Mirza is a —
   1 Human Right Activist
   2 Lawn Tennis player
   3 Leading film actress
   4 Pakistani singer
                                                                               Ans: 2

Q. The Indian shooter who won 4 Gold medals in 2010 Commonwealth Games was —
   1             Gagan Narang
   2             Sushil Kumar
   3             Abhinav Bindra
   4             Arjun Atwal
                                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. Sachin Tendulkar scored his 50th Test Century in —
   1       India
   2       South Africa
   3       Australia
   4       New Zealand
                                                                                     Ans: 2

Q. Third Umpire in Cricket can decide on —
   1    Run out
   2    Stumping
   3    Hit wicket
   4    All of the above
                                                                                     Ans: 4

Q. The First Asian Games was held in —
   1     Japan
   2     India
   3     South Korea
   4     China
                                                                                     Ans: 2

Q. Who clinched the FIDE World Cup of Chess in September 2011?
   1     Alexander Gris Chuk
   2     Peter Svilder
   3     Vishwanathan Anand
   4     Vassily Ivanchuk
                                                                                     Ans: 2

Q. Which country led the medals tally in IAAF World Athletics Championship held in Daegu
   recently?
   1                     China
   2                     Germany
   3                     Japan
   4                     USA
                                                                                     Ans: 4

Q. The winner of Tour Championship and Fed Ex Cup of golf is -
   1      Webb Simpson
   2      Thomas Bjorn
   3      Bill Haas
   4      None of the above
                                                                                     Ans: 3

Q. Samantha Stosur won her first UP Open (Womens Singles) Tennis Championship. She is form -
   1                   France
   2                   Japan
   3                   Australia
   4                   Austria
                                                                                     Ans: 3
Q. Who was the runner-up in US Open (Men's Single) Tennis Championship?
   1        Roger Federer
   2        Rafael Nadal
   3        Novak Djokovic
   4        none of the above
                                                                                   Ans: 2




Q. The winner of Copa America (football) is--
   1       Germany
   2       Paraguay
   3       Japan
   4       Uruguay
                                                                                   Ans: 4

Q. The 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games were held at:
   1            Pune
   2            Karachi
   3            Dhaka
   4            London
                                                                                   Ans: 1

Q. Which of the following awards is given for excellence in the field of sports?
   1    Kalidas Samman
   2    Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award
   3    Shram Vir Award
   4    Dhyanchand Award
                                                                                   Ans: 4

Q. The term "Tee" is connected with
   1     Billiards
   2     Bridge
   3     Golf
   4     Polo
                                                                                   Ans: 3

Q. 'Merdeka cup' is associated with
   1     Badminton
   2     Football
   3     Hockey
   4     Golf
                                                                                   Ans: 2

Q. 'Prince of Wales Cup' is associated with the game of
   1            Polo
   2            Basketball
   3            Golf
   4            Volleyball
                                                                     Ans: 3

Q. The first Indian to win PGA title of golf is-
   1    Arjun Atwal
   2    Jeev Milkha Singh
   3    Both Joint winners
   4    None of the Above
                                                                     Ans: 1

Q. Who is the top run getter in Cricket World Cup 2011?
   1      Kumar Sangakara
   2      Sachin Tendulkar
   3      TM Dilshan
   4      Gautam Gambhir
                                                                     Ans: 3

Q. India won the Cricket World Cup 1983 by defeating -
   1            Australia
   2            England
   3            West Indies
   4            South Africa
                                                                     Ans: 3

Q. Which team posted highest team total in Cricket World Cup 2011?
   1              South Africa
   2              India
   3              West Indies
   4              Sri Lanka
                                                                     Ans: 2




YEAR             CITY

1896   Athens

1900   Paris

1904   St. Louis

1908   London

1912   Stockholm

1920   Antwerp

1924   Paris

1928   Amsterdam

1932   Los Angeles

1936   Berlin

1948   London

1952   Helsinki
1956   Melbourne

1960   Rome

1964   Tokyo

1968   Mexico City

1972   Munich

1976   Montreal

1980   Moscow

1984   Los Angeles

1988   Seoul

1992   Barcelona

1996   Atlanta

2000   Sydney

2004   Athens

2008   Beijing

2012   London (Scheduled)




Q. Where is the Wanderers Test Cricket ground located ?
   1        Colombo
   2        Melbourne
   3        Auckland
   4        Johannesburg
                                                                                          Ans: 4

Q. Athletes with higher proportion of red fibres in their muscles are better equipped for which one
   of the following?
   1                  Swimming
   2                  Sprint
   3                  short activities
   4                  Shot put
                                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. Bull Fighting is the national game of-
   1       Italy
   2       Poland
   3       Spain
   4       Sudan
                                                                                          Ans: 3

Q. The term 'Bishop' in sports is related to-
   1       Chess
   2       Hockey
   3       Badminton
   4       Bridge
                                                                Ans: 1

Q. Ryder Cup associated with
   1    Hockey
   2    Tennis
   3    Golf
   4    Badminton
                                                                Ans: 3

Q. The top sports award of India is
   1   Arjun Award
   2   Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
   3   Dronacharya
   4   Padmashree
                                                                Ans: 2

Q. Which country clinched the Women Hockey World Cup in 2010?
   1              India
   2              England
   3              Australia
   4              Argentina
                                                                Ans: 4

Q. The new president of BCCI (Indian Cricket Board) is
   1        Sharad Power
   2        Rajiv Shukla
   3        N. Srinivasan
   4        K. Muthaia
                                                                Ans: 3

Q. Obaidullah Khan Cup is associated with
   1       Football
   2       Cricket
   3       Hockey
   4       Badminton
                                                                Ans: 3

Q. Maradona is a Famous Football Player of Which Country?
   1             Argentina
   2             Brazil
   3             Spain
   4             Italy
                                                                Ans: 1




Q. "Queensberry Rules" is the name given to the rules in
   1           Hockey
   2          Cricket
   3          Tennis
   4          Boxing
                                                                                          Ans: 4

Q. Which country led a boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games held in Moscow?
   1     Great Britain
   2     China
   3     The United States of America
   4     South Korea
                                                                                          Ans: 3

Q. Jesse Owens Global Award is given in the field of
   1        Literature
   2        Journalism
   3        Science
   4        Sports
                                                                                          Ans: 4

Q. "Irani Trophy" is associated with which of the following games?
   1             Badminton
   2             Golf
   3             Cricket
   4             Football
                                                                                          Ans: 3

Q. Sayali Gokhale who won an international title recently is associated with of the following games
   / sports?
   1                    Lawn Tennis
   2                    Badminton
   3                    Golf
   4                    Chess
                                                                                          Ans: 2

Q. "Federation Cup" in India is associated with which game?
   1          Badminton
   2          Football
   3          Hockey
   4          Basketball
                                                                                          Ans: 2

Q. The 2012 Olympic Games are scheduled to be held in
   1         London
   2         Delhi
   3         Beijing
   4         Paris
                                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. The first World Cup in cricket was held in
   1       1975
   2       1976
   3      1983
   4      1980
                                                                                    Ans: 1

Q. Who is named as the Flying Sikh of India?
   1    Ajit Pal Singh
   2    Milkha Singh
   3    Joginder Singh
   4    Moninder Singh
                                                                                    Ans: 2

Q. Who among the following cricketers holds the record of highest individual score in One-Day
   Internationals(ODIs)?
   1                   Saeed Anwar
   2                   Brian Lara
   3                   Sachin Tendulkar
   4                   Viv Richards
                                                                                    Ans: 3




Q. Which of the following terms is not related with the game of Hockey?
   1          Short grip
   2          Hook
   3          Slice
   4          Short Corner
                                                                                    Ans: 4

Q. The Hockey World Player for 2009 is
   1   Rajpal Singh
   2   Jamie Dwyer
   3   Grant Shubert
   4   None of the above
                                                                                    Ans: 2

Q. Which Indian golf player has been named Rookie of the year 2009?
   1       Rashid Khan
   2       Anirban Lahiri
   3       Gaganjeet Bhullar
   4       C.Muniyappa
                                                                                    Ans: 4

Q. B.C.Roy Trophy is associated with
   1     Cricket
   2     Football
   3     Chess
   4     Hockey
                                                                                    Ans: 2
Q. Which of the following Won Women's hockey Gold in Olympic Game 2008?
   1                Holland
   2                Australia
   3                Germany
   4                USA
                                                                          Ans: 3

Q. What is the distance of running in a marathon race?
   1     26 miles 385 yards
   2     26 miles 405 yards
   3     26 miles 180 yards
   4     26 miles
                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. FIFA is an organization working in the field of
   1     Banking
   2     Textiles
   3     Power Generation
   4     Sports
                                                                          Ans: 4

Q. Olympic Games are organised after a gap of every
   1        two years
   2        three years
   3        four years
   4        five years
                                                                          Ans: 3

Q. How may squares are there in a Chess Board?
   1        36
   2        48
   3        64
   4        72
                                                                          Ans: 3

Q. The term Grand Slam is associated with
   1    Billiards
   2    Chess
   3    Cricket
   4    Bridge & Tennis
                                                                          Ans: 4




Objective General Knowledge

Q. The term 16 yards hit is associated with
   1      Polo
   2      Hockey
   3      Baseball
   4      Badminton
                                                                                       Ans: 2

Q. The Paralympic Games 2008 were held in
   1       Tokyo
   2       Madrid
   3       Stockholm
   4       Beijing
                                                                                       Ans: 4

Q. Who was the first Test centurion in Indian Cricket?
   1      Vinu Mankad
   2      C. K. Naidu
   3      Lala Amarnath
   4      Pankaj Roy
                                                                                       Ans: 3

Q. With which game is the Double Fault associated?
   1       Lawn Tennis
   2       Football
   3       Cricket
   4       Hockey
                                                                                       Ans: 2

Q. In cricket the length of pitch between the two wickets is -
   1          24 yards
   2          23 yards
   3          22 yards
   4          21 yards
                                                                                       Ans: 3

Q. The 2022 Cricket World Cup shall be co-hosted by
   1 India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh
   2 India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh
   3 Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
   4 Bangladesh, Pakistan and India
                                                                                       Ans: 2

Q. The final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament 2009 was played between
   1       India and Malaysia
   2       India and Pakistan
   3       Pakistan and Malaysia
   4       Malaysia and Japan
                                                                                       Ans: 1

Q. The "Emerging Player of the Year 2008" award was given by ICC to which Sri Lankan cricketer?
   1          Ajantha Mendis
   2          Muttiah Mulitharan
   3          C. Kapugedera
   4          M. Mahroof
                                                                                                    Ans: 1

Q. In the FIFA World Cup Football event in the year 2002, the number of goals scored by Ronaldo
   of Brazil was
      1                      6
      2                      7
      3                      8
      4                      9
                                                                                                    Ans: 3

Q. In order to win the Grand Slam in Tennis, a player must win which one of the following groups
   of tournaments?
      1   Australian Open, Wimbeldon, French Open, U.S. Open
      2   Wimbledon, French Open, U.S. Open, Swedish Open
      3   Wimbledon, French Open, Paegas Czec Open, U.S. Open
      4   Davis Cup, Wimbledon, French Open, Australian Open
                                                                                                    Ans: 1




WORLD CUP CRICKET HISTORY

Year      Hosting Country                                                         Result

1975      UK                                                                      West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs


1979      UK                                                                      West Indies beat England by 92 runs


1983      UK                                                                      India beat west Indies by 43 runs

1987      India & Pakistan                                                        Australia beat England by 7 runs.

1992      Australia                                                               Pakistan beat England by 22 runs.

1996      India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka                                             Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets

1999      UK                                                                      Australia beat Pakistan by 8 wickets.

2003      South Africa, Kenya & Zimbabwe                                          Australia beat India by 125 runs

2007      West Indies, Bermuda                                                    Australia beat Sri Lanka

2011      India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka                                            India beat Sri Lanka




Higest Individual Scores in ODI (Oneday International Cricket) * (Not out)

219            Virender Sehwag, India vs West Indies, Indore, December 2011.
      *
200            Sachin Tendulkar, India vs South Africa, Gwalior, February 2010.
   *
194            Charles Coventry, Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, Bulawayo, August 2009

194            Saheed Anwar, Pakistan vs India, Chennai, May 1997
   *
189            Viv Richards, West Indies vs England, Manchester, May, 1984

189            Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka vs India, Sharja, October 2000
188*        Gary Kirsten, South Africa vs UAE, Rawalpindi, February 1996
   *
186         Sachin Tendulkar, India vs New Zealand, Hydrabad, November 1999
   *
183         Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India vs Srilanka, Jaipur, October 2005

183         Sourav Ganguly, India vs Sri Lanka, Tauton, May 1999
   *
181         Mathew Hayden, Australia vs New Zealand, Hamilton, February 2007

181         Viv Richards, west Indies vs Sri Lanka, Karachi, October 1987.




Objective General Knowledge

Q. Who among the following has become the first Indian to score a triple century in Tests ?
      1         Rahul Dravid
      2         Sachin Tendulkar
      3         Sunil Gavaskar
      4         Virender Sehwag
                                                                                          Ans: 4

Q. Who broke Pete Sampras's record of maximum Grand Slams in tennis ?
      1       Rafael Nadal
      2       Roger Federer
      3       Andy Roddick
      4       Novak Djokovic
                                                                                          Ans: 2

Q. Merdeka Cup is associated with
      1   Cricket
      2   Football
      3   Ragbi
      4   Hockey
                                                                                          Ans: 2

Q. Wasim Akram of Pakistan is associated with
      1    Politics
      2    Martial law
      3    Nuclear tests
      4    Cricket
                                                                                          Ans: 4

Q. Which of the following teams won the Ranji Trophy cricket championship for the first time
      1               Kerala
      2               Bengal
      3               Delhi
      4               Utter Pradesh
                                                                                          Ans: 4

Q. Indian Sports Research Institute is located at
      1      Patiala
   2        Delhi
   3        Cochin
   4        Poona
                                                                         Ans: 1

Q. Makers of which tyres sponsor Indian ace Narain Karthikeyan
   1           JK
   2           MRF
   3           Dunlop
   4           Modi
                                                                         Ans: 2

Q. Who is the first India to take a hat trick in an international test
   1      Kapil Dev
   2      Jasu Patel
   3      Harbhajan Singh
   4      B.S. Chandrasekhar
                                                                         Ans: 3

Q. Which game is Ian Thorpe associated with
   1       Badminton
   2       Chess
   3       Swimming
   4       Squash
                                                                         Ans: 3

Q. Which city hosted the First Afro-Asian games?
   1        Lucknow
   2        Hyderabad
   3        Allahabad
   4        Chennai
                                                                         Ans: 2




Q. The first one-day Cricket World Cup tournament was held in
   1         Australia
   2         England
   3         New Zealand
   4         West Indies
                                                                         Ans: 2

Q. Annika Sorenstam, a famous sportsperson, is known as a professional
   1       Chess Player
   2       Golfer
   3       Swimmer
   4       Table Tennis player
                                                                         Ans: 2

Q. Who is Paradorn Srichaphan?
   1 A Sri Lankan cricketer
   2 A Thai tennis player
   3 An Indonesian badminton player
   4 A Malaysian golfer
                                                                                  Ans: 2

Q. Arjuna Award was introduced in
   1     1961
   2     1969
   3     1972
   4     1995
                                                                                  Ans: 1

Q. Who has won the maximum grand slam in mens tennis?
   1        Rojer Federar
   2        Rod Lever
   3        Pit Sampras
   4        Andre Agasi
                                                                                  Ans: 3

Q. Asafa Powell, the 100 meters race world record holder is from which country?
   1                Jamaica
   2                U. S. A.
   3                Canada
   4                Nigeria
                                                                                  Ans: 1

Q. Amelie Mauresmo, who won the Wimbledon. Tennis Women's Singles Title 2006, is from which
   country?
   1                        Belgium
   2                        France
   3                        Germany
   4                        Slovakia
                                                                                  Ans: 2

Q. With which one of the following sports is Jayanta Talukdar associated?
   1              Golf
   2              Snooker
   3              Archery
   4              Shooting
                                                                                  Ans: 3

Q. Which of the following trophies/cups is associated with the game of Golf?
   1        Iran Cup
   2        Panmavati Trophy
   3        Topolino Trophy
   4        None of These
                                                                                  Ans: 3

Q. Which of the foolowing terms is associated with the game of Football?
   1            Scissor Kick
   2            Follow on
   3              Slice
   4              Short Corner
                                                                                          Ans: 1




Q. M. S. Dhoni is the first wicket-keeper to make two centuries in One-Day International Cricket in
   India. he made these centuries while playing against -
   1              Sri Lanka and Pakistan
   2              Pakistan and Bangladesh
   3              Bangladesh and New Zealand
   4              Australia and Sri Lanka
                                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. The 19th Commonwealth Games will be held in 2010 in -
   1            Jaipur
   2            Kolkata
   3            New Delhi
   4            Mumbai
                                                                                          Ans: 3

Q. Tiger woods is a -
   1   Golfer
   2   Leader
   3   Bank
   4   Company
                                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. Which one of the following is full form of ICC?
   1   International Cricket Council
   2   Indian Cricket Council
   3   International Cost Camp
   4   Indian Coast Cup
                                                                                          Ans: 1

Q. With which game is Bully associated?
   1       Cricket
   2       Football
   3       Golf
   4       Hockey
                                                                                          Ans: 4

Q. Saina Nehwal is related with which among the following sports?
   1            Badminton
   2            Tennis
   3            Chees
   4            Table Tennis
                                                                                          Ans: 1
Q. Which among the following is not among the venues for the ICC Twenty-20 World Cup to be
   held in 2007 in South Africa?
   1                    Cape Town
   2                    Durban
   3                    Johannesburg
   4                    Pretoria
                                                                                                       Ans: 4

Q. Ranji Trophy is associated with
   1      Hockey
   2      Cricket
   3      Foortbal
   4      Tennis
                                                                                                       Ans: 2




Abdul Ghaffar Khan

He was known as the 'Frontier Gandhi'. He was a nationalist Muslim leader of the North-West Frontier
Province. He first started a militant organisation known as the 'Red Shirt', and later on joined the non-violent
Civil Disobedience Movement started by Mahatma Gandhi.

       Acharya Vinoba Bhave

       Saintly personality; had devoted his life to social welfare; founder of the Bhoodan movement.

       Amir Khusrau

       Assumed 'Parrot of India', was a famous poet and author who wrote in poetry and prose and also
       composed music. He enjoyed the patronage of successive Sultans of Delhi from Balban to Ghiyas-ud-
       din Tughluq. He died in 1324-25. His works include Tughluqnamah and the Tarikh-i-Alai.

       Anand Mohan Bose

       He was a prominent Indian public man in his times. He was the first Indian to be a Wrangler of
       Cambridge University in 1873. He was the founder-secretary of the Indian Association which was
       established in Calcutta in 1876, and presided over the 14th session of the Indian National Congress
       held in Ma

       Ashutosh Mukherjee

       He was an eminent lawyer and educationist. He was certainly a maker of modern Bengal, if not of
       India, by virtue of his eminent services to the cause of education. At the early age of 25 he became a
       member of the Senate of the Calcutta University of which he became the vice-chancellor.

       Aurobindo Ghosh

       An ardent nationalist who later became a saint, was educated in England. His views were readily
       accepted by Lala Lajpat Rai of Punjab and Bal Gangadhar Tilak of Maharashtra and led to the formation
       of an extremist school within the Congress.

       Bal Gangadhar Tilak

       Patriot and statesman, known as Lokmanya. He organised Extremist Party within the Congress with
       Lala Lajpat Rai and Bipin Chandra Pai. Britishers called him "Father of Indian Unrest". He gave the
       clarion call "Swaraj is my birth right". Tilak was the founder-editor of Mahratta (English) and Kesar

       Bhagat Singh

       Known as Shahid-e-Azam. Founded Naujawan Bharat Sabha. Exploded bomb in Central Legislative
       Assembly at Lahore on April 8, 1929. He was arrested and sentenced for life. He along with Sukh Dev
       and Shivram Rajguru, was hanged on March 23, 1931 for participating in Lahore conspiracy.

       Chakravarti Rajagopalachari

       A prominent Indian politician, born in South India in 1879. He was the General Secretary of the Indian
       National Congress in 1921-22 and was a member of the Congress Working Commitee. Rajagopalachari
       was the Chief Minister of Madras from 1937-39.

       Dadabhai Naoro Ji

       He was elected president of the Indian National Congress at its second session held in Calcutta in 1886.
       He was the first Indian to be elected a member of the House of Commons in England on a ticket of
       Liberal Party. Twice again, in 1893 and in 1906, he was elected president of the INC.




Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

A prominent leader of the Scheduled Castes. Built up a party of the untouchables, became a member of the
Constitutent Assembly and piloted through it the Indian Constitution Act which declared India to be Republic.
He also piloted the Hindu Code through the Indian Legislature.

       Dr. Rajendra Prasad

       He was the first President of the Republic of India. Born in Bihar in 1884, educated at the Calcutta
       Universty, he began his career as an advocate and soon commanded a very large practice at Patna
       High Court. Prasad became the president of Congress in 1934, 1939 and 1947; a minister in Nehru's
       cabin

       Gopal Krishna Gokhale

       He was a prominent Indian nationalist, and presided over the 1905 session of the Indian National
       Congress. In 1905 he founded at Poona the Servants of India Society. He died in 1915. He is
       considered as the 'Political Guru' of Gandhiji.

       Govinda Ballabh Pant

       The celebrated Sanskrit grammarian, was the author of Ashtadhyayi. He was one of the leading
       members and leaders of the Indian National Congress. He became the Chief Minister in his native
       province of Uttar Pradesh after independence.

       Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

       Social reformer and educationist from Bengal and a pioneer in the field of primary education and widow
       re-marriage.

       Jamshedji Tata

       Parsi industrialist and philanthropist. Father of Indian industry, founded Tata, Iron and Steel Company
       in Bihar.

       Lal Bahadur Shastri

       Prime Minister of India from May, 1964 to his death on 11 January, 1966. He was conferred Bharat
       Ratna posthumously. He was a martyr for the cause of peace between India and Pakistan at Tashkent.

       Lala Lajpat Rai

       Indian national leader known as "Lion of Punjab". Founder editor of Bande Mataram, The Punjabeeand
       The People. Died of injuries caused by police lathi-charge while leading a demonstration against Simon
       Commission at Lahore in 1928. Author of Young India, The Arya Samaj and England's Debt to India.

       Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
       Better known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born on October 2, 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat. Became a
       barrister-at-law (1891) in England. Went to South Africa in 1893. Stayed there till 1914 for the cause
       of the emancipation of the Indians from the insulting life.

       Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Pandit

       Born in 1900, was a talented daughter of Pandit Motilal Nehru. She held many high offices after Indian
       independence including the post of India's High Commissioner in England (1955-61) and India's
       Ambassador to the U. S. S. R. as well as to the U. S. A.




Mrs. Annie Besant

English theosophist, bom in London in October 1847. She founded the Central Hindu College at Banaras and
was elected president of the Theosophical Society in 1907. In 1916 she founded the Indian Home Rule League
and became its first president and in 1917.

       Mrs. Sarojini Naldu

       The most talented Indian lady, born of Bengali parents, was a poet and orator who took a prominent
       part in Indian politics. She presided over the Kanpur session of the Indian National Congress in 1925
       and was the first lady to be appointed a state Governor in the Republic of India.

       Netaji Subhash Bose

       Popularly known as Netaji, was born on January 23, 1879, at Cuttack. He passed the Indian Civil
       Service Examination in 1920. He joined the Indian National Congress in 1921. In 1938 he was the
       president of the INC at its Haripura session and in 1939 he was elected president of its Tripuri session.

       Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru

       He was the first Prime Minister of Independent India and is known as the architect of modem India. He
       was born in Allahabad on Novemeber 14,1889. In 1928 be became the General Secretary of the Indian
       National Congress and in 1929 its President. At the Lahore session under his Presidentship was pass

       Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya

       A leading nationalist leader, prominent educationist and social reformer. Later on joined the second
       session of the Indian National Congress held in 1886 and twice became its President in 1909 and 1918.
       His greatest achievement was the foundation in 1915 in Benaras of the Hindu University.

       Pandit Motilal Nehru

       A renowned Indian patriot, was born on 6th May, 1861 in Delhi. He began his career as a lawyer at the
       Allahabad High Court, joined the Indian National Movement and started a journal named The
       Independent' to support the cause of Indian Nationalism. Along with C. R. Das he formed the Swarajist
       Party

       Rabindranath Tagore

       Poet, novelist, patriot, educationist, essayist, painter and philosopher. He founded Shantiniketan (now
       Viswabharati University) in West Bengal. The first Asian to receive Nobel Prize in Literature (for
       Gitanjati in 1913), writer of National Anthems of India and Bangladesh.

       Ram Manohar Lohla

       A social and political revolutionary, he founded the'Samajwadi Party' after difference of opinion with
       the Congress.

       Ramakrishna Paramhansa

       He was a very great spiritual teacher of the Hindus in modern times. His two-noteworthy disciples were
       Keshavchandra Sen and Swami Vivekanand.

       Rasbehari Basu
      He was elected president of the Surat session of the Indian National Congress in 1907 in which the
      Moderates and Extremists came to a serious clash. Next year he presided over the Madras session of
      the INC.




Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

A renowned Indian patriot and politician, was born on the 31st, October, 1875 in Gujarat and began his career
as a lawyer. He took a leading part in the Bardoli Satyagraha movement. In 1931 he became the president of
the Congress. He joined the "interim Government" set up in 1946 as the Home Ministe

      Sarvapalli Radha Krishan

      The second President of the Republic of India. Radha Krishnan was appointed as India's ambassador to
      the USSR in 1949. In 1962 he became the President of India. His birthday, Sept 5, is celebrated as
      Teacher's Day.'

      Shaukat Ali

      A prominent leader and politician amongst the Indian Muhammadans. He along with his brother
      Muhammad All, led the Khilafat Movement in 1919-20. He also joined the Indian National Congress and
      the non-co-operation movement.

      Sir Sayyid Ahmed Khan

      He was a prominent leader of the Indian Muhammadans. Remained loyal to the British during the
      Sepoy Mutiny (1857-58), founded the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College at Aligarh in 1875. In 1920
      the college was raised to the status of University and called the Aligarh Muslim University.

      Sister Nivedita

      A famous disciple of Swami Vivekananda, was an Irish lady named Miss Margaret Nobel.

      Swami Vivekananda

      Disciple of Rama Krishna Paramahansa, and founder of Ramakrishna Mission at Belur. He championed
      the supremacy of Vedantic philosophy and his talk at the Chicago conference of world religions in 1893
      made westerners realise the greatness of Hinduism for the first time.

      V. D. C Savarkar

      He founded Mitra Mandal aimed at achieving freedom by armed rebellion, founded Abhinav Bharat,
      started Free Indian Society in England (London). Savarkar was arrested in Nasik conspiracy case and
      sentenced to transportation for life and freed in 1937. He authored Indian War of Independence.

      Wumesh Chandra Banerjee

      The first president of the Indian National Congress held at Bombay in 1885. He was made Congress
      President a second time at its Allahabad session in 1892.

      Zakir Hussain

      Proposed Wardha Scheme of education, formerly Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia. He was elected as
      President of India in 1967.
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                     C. V. Raman                            Mother Teresa       Amartya Sen       R. K. Pachuri
   Tagore                                     Khurana
   1913 in              1930 in               1968 for         1979 for           1998 for             2007 for
  Literature            Physics               Medicine          Peace            Economics              Peace




Nobel Prize Winner - 2011


Winner's Name        Field         Country       Work
Saul Perlmutter Physics            USA           For the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the
Brian P. Schmidt                   Australia     Universe through observations of distant supernovae.
Adam G. Riess                      USA
Dan Shechtman        Chemistry Israel            For the discovery of quasicrystals.
Bruce A. Beutler Medicine          USA        For their discoveries concerning the activation of innate
Jules         A.                   Luxembourg immunity" and the other half to Ralph M. Steinman "for his
Hoffmann                           Canada     discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive
Ralph        M.                               immunity.
Steinman
Tomas                Literature    Sweden        Because, through his condensed, translucent images, he
Tranströmer                                      gives us fresh access to reality.
Thomas         J. Economics USA                  For their empirical research on cause and effect in the
Sargent                     USA                  macroeconomy.
Christopher    A.
Sims
Ellen    Johnson Peace             Liberia       For their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for
Sirleaf                            Liberia       women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.
Leymah Gbowee                      Yemen
Tawakkul Karman



Nobel Prize Winner - 2010


Winner's Name         Field         Country      Work
Konstantin            Physics       Russia       For groundbreaking experiments            regarding     the   two-
Novoselov                                        dimensional material graphene.
Andre Geim
Liu Xiaobo            Peace         China        The Nobel Peace Prize 2010 was awarded to Liu Xiaobo "for
                                                 his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human
                                                 rights in China".
Mario Vargas Llosa    Literature    Peru         For his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant
                                                 images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat.
Robert G. Edwards     Medicine      UK           For the development of in vitro fertilization.
Richard F. Heck Chemistry USA                    For palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis.
Ei-ichi     Negishi       USA
Akira Suzuki              Japan
Peter A. Diamond Economics USA                   For their analysis of markets with search frictions.
Dale T. Mortensen          USA
Christopher    A.          UK
Pissarides
Nobel Prize Winner - 2009


Winner's Name       Field         Country    Work
Elizabeth          Medicine       USA        For the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by
Blackburn                                    telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.
Carol      Greider
Jack Szostak
Charles   K.  Kao Physics         USA        For groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission
Willard S. Boyle                             of light in fibers for optical communication. And the invention
George E. Smith                              of an imaging semiconductor circuit – the CCD sensor.
V.   Ramakrishnan Chemistry UK               For studies of the structure and function of the ribosome
Thomas A. Steitz            USA
Ada E. Yonath               Israel
Barack Obama        Peace         USA        For his extraordinary efforts to strengthen        international
                                             diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.
Herta Müller        Literature    Germany For the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose,
                                          depicts the landscape of the dispossessed.
Elinor     Ostrom Economics USA              For her analysis of economic governance, especially the
Oliver          E.                           commons.
Williamson                                   For his analysis of economic governance, especially the
                                             boundaries of the firm.



Nobel Prize Winner - 2008


Winner's Name Field              Country    Work
Martti A          Peace          Finland    Who has worked to end conflicts in troubled spots around the
                                            world for more than three decades.
Paul Krugman      Economics USA             For his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic
                                            activity.
Jean-Marie        Literature     France     Whose work reflects a seemingly insatiable restlessness and
Gustave Le Clézio                           sense of wonder about other places and other cultures.
Harald       zur Medicine        Germany His discovery led to the development of two vaccines against
Hausen                           France  cervical cancer, the second most common cancer among
Francoise Barre-                 France  women.
Sinoussi                                 The viral discovery has also led to an understanding of the
Luc Montagnier                           natural history of H.I.V. infection in people, which ultimately
                                         leads to AIDS and death unless treated.
Yoichiro Nambu Physics           USA        For their work exploring the hidden symmetries among
Makoto                           Japan      elementary particles that are the deepest constituents of nature.
Kobayashi                        Japan
Toshihide
Maskawa
Osamu              Chemistry Japan          For taking the ability of some jellyfish to glow green and
Shimomura                    USA            transforming it into a ubiquitous tool of molecular biology to
Martin     Chalfie           USA            watch the dance of living cells and the proteins within them.
Roger Y. Tsien
Longest, Largest, Biggest, Smallest, Tallest and Highest


Longest river (India)                       Ganges

Longest river (World)                       Nile

The longest tributary river of India        Yamuna

The longest river of the south              Godavari

Highest mountain peak                       Godwin Austin (k2)

Largest lake (Fresh water)                  Wular lake (Kashmir)

Highest Dam                                 Bhakra Dam (Punjab)

Largest Mosque                              Jama Masjid, Delhi

Longest Road                                Grand Trunk Road

State with longest coastline                Gujarat

Largest railway route                       From Jammu to Kanya Kumari

Longest tunnel                              Jawahar tunnel (Jammu & Kashmir)

Longest national highway                    NH-7which runs from Varanasi to Kanyakumari

Longest Dam                                 Hirakod Dam (Orissa)

Longest River Bride                         Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna

Longest populated city                      Mumbai (1.60 crore)

Largest Museum                              National Museum, Kolkata

Largest Delta                               Sunderban Delta, W. Bengal

Largest Dome                                Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur (Karnataka)

Largest Zoo                                 Zoological Gardens, Alipur, Kolkata

Largest man-made Lake                       Govind Vallabh Pant Sagar (Rihand Dam)

Largest Desert                              Thar (Rajasthan)

Highest Tower                               Pitampura Tower, Delhi

Smallest State (Area)                       Goa

Smallest State (Population)                 Sikkim

Highest Waterfall                           Gersoppa waterfall (Karnataka)

Longest Electric railway line               From Delhi to Kolkata via Patna

Densest populated State                     West Bengal

Largest cave temple                         Kailash temple, Ellora (Maharashtra)

Largest animal Fair                         Sonepur (Bihar)

Highest Gateway                             Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri (Agra)

Biggest Hotel                               Oberal –Sharaton (Mumbai)

Largest State (Area)                        Rajasthan

Largest State (Population)                  Uttar Pradesh
Place of heaviest rainfall                          Mausinram (Meghalaya)

Largest corridor                                    Rameshwaram temple corridor (Tamil Nadu)

Largest cantilever span bride                       Howrah Bridge (Kolkata)

Largest forest state                                M.P.

Highest straight gravity Dam                        Bhakra Dam

Longest Railway Platform                            Kharagpur (W. Bengal)

Largest Stadium                                     Salt lake (Yuva Bhaeti), Kolkata

Largest Port                                        Mumbai

Highest Lake                                        Devatal (Garhwal)

Largest Lake (Saline water)                         Chika lake, Orissa

Highest Award                                       Bharat Ratna

Highest Gallantry Award                             Paramveer Chakra

Largest Gurudwara                                   Golden Temple, Amritsar

Deepest river valley                                Bhagirathi & Alaknanda

State with longest coastline of South India         Andhra Pradesh

Longest river which forms estuary                   Narmada

Largest Church                                      Saint Cathedral (Goa)

Longest Beach                                       Marina Beach, Chennai

Highest Battle field                                Siachin Glacier

Highest    Airport                                  Len (Laddakh)

Largest river island                                Majuli (Brahmaputra river, Assam)

Largest Planetarium                                 Birla Planetarium (Kolkata)



Longest, Largest, Biggest, Smallest, Tallest and Highest


Animal, Tallest                           Giraffe

Archipelago, Largest                      Indonesia

Bird, Fastest                             Swift

Bird, Largest                             Ostrich

Bird, Smallest                            Humming Bird

Bridge, Longest Railway                   Huey P. Long Bridge, Louisiana (U.S.A.)

Building, Tallest in the World            Burj, Dubai (UAE)

Canal, Longest Irrigational               The Kalakumsky Canal

Canal, Longest                            Suez Canal

Capital, Highest                          La Paz (Boliva)

City, Biggest in Area                     Mount Isa Australia

City, Largest in Population               Tokyo

City, Costliest                           Tokyo
City, Highest                   Van Chuan (China)

Continent, Largest              Asia

Continent, Smallest             Australia

Country, Biggest (Area)         Russia

Country, Largest (Population)   China

Country, Largest (Electorate)   India

Creature, Largest               Blue Whale

Delta, Largest                  Sunderban (Bangladesh & India)

Desert, Largest (World)         Sahara (Africa)

Desert, Largest (Asia)          Gobi

Dam, Largest                    Grand Coulee Dam (U.S.A.)

Dam, Highest                    Hoover Dam (U.S.A.)

Diamond, Largest                The Cullinan

Dome, Largest                   Astrodome, in Housten (U.S.A.)

Epic, Largest                   Mahabharat

Irrigation Scheme, Largest      Lloyd Barrage, Sukkur (Pakistan)

Island, Largest                 Greenland

Sea, Largest                    Mediterranean sea

Lake, Deepest                   Baikal (Siberia)

Lake, Largest (Artificial)      Lake Mead (Boulder Dam)

Lake, Highest                   Titicaca (Bolivia)

Lake, Largest (Fresh water)     Superior

Lake, Largest (Salt water)      Caspian

Library, Largest                United State Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

Mountain Peak, Highest          Everest (Nepal)

Mountain Range, Longest         Andes (S. America)

Museum, Largest                 British Museum, London

Ocean, Largest                  Pacific

Palace, Biggest                 Vatican (Italy)

Park, Largest                   Yellow Stone National Park (U.S.A.)

Peninsula, Largest              Arabia

Place, Coldest (Habitated)      Verkhoyank (Siberia)

Place, Dryest                   Iqique (In Atacama Desert, Chile)

Place, Hottest                  Azizia (Libya, Africa)

Place, Rainiest                 Mausinram (Meghalaya, India)

Planet, Biggest                 Jupiter

Planet, Brightest               Venus

Planet, Smallest                Mercury
Plateau, Highest                          Pamir (Tibet)

Platform, Longest                         Kharagpur (India)

Railway, Longest                          Trans-Siberian railway

Railway Station, Longest                  Grand Central Terminal, Chicago (U.S.A.)

River, Longest                            Nile (Africa)

River, Largest                            Amazon (S. America)

Sea-bird, Largest                         Albatross

Star, Brightest                           Sirius

Statue, Tallest                           Statue of Motherland, Volgagrad (Russia)

Telescope, Largest Radio                  New Mexico (U.S.A.)

Tramway, World’s first                    New York

Tunnel, Longest (Railway)                 Tanna (Japan)

Tunnel, Longest (Road)                    Mont Blanc Tunnel between France and Italy

Volcano, Highest                          Ojos del Salado (Andes, Ecuador)

Volcano, Most Active                      Maunaloa (Hawail-U.S.A.)

Wall, Longest                             Great wall of China

Waterfall, Highest                        Angel (Venezuela)

Water, Lowest body                        Dead Sea

Zoo, Largest                              Kruger National Park, South Africa




Important Days - National and International
Jan 1    Army Medical Corps Establishment Day
Jan 8    African National Congress Foundation Day
Jan 10   World Laughter Day
Jan 9    Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
Jan 11   Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
Jan 12   National youth Day (Birth Day of Swami Vivekanand)
Jan 15   Army Day
Jan 23   Netaji Subhashchandra Bose's birth anniversary
Jan 25   International Customs Duty Day, India Tourism Day, Indian Voter Day
Jan 26   Republic Day
Jan 28   Birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
Jan 30   (Martyr's day) Mahatma Gandhi's Martyrdom Day; World Leprosy Eradication Day
Jan 31   World Leprosy Eradication Day
Feb 2    Natinal Day of Srilanka, World Wetlands Day
Feb 5    Kashmir Day (Organised by Pakistan)
Feb 13   Sarojini Naidu's Birth Anniversary
Feb 14   St. Valentine's Day
Feb 24   Central Exise Day
Feb 28   National Science Day
Mar 3    Natinal Defence Day
Mar 4    National Security Day
Mar 8     International Women's Day
Mar 9     CISF Raising Day
Mar 12    Mauritius Day; Central Industrial Security Force Day
Mar 15    World Consumer Day
Mar 16    National Vaccination Day
Mar 21    World Forestry Day
Mar 22    World Day of Water
Mar 23    World Meterological Day
Mar 24    World TB Day
Mar 26    Bangaladesh Liberation Day
April 1   Orissa Day
April 5   Natinal Meritime Day
April 7   World Health Day
April 13 Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre Day (1919)
April 14 B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day
April 18 World Heritage Day
April 22 World Earth Day
April 23 World Books Day
May 1     International Labour Day, Maharashtra Day
May 3     International Energy Day
          International Red Cross Day (It is celebraed to commemorate the birth anniversary of the
May 8
          founder of the Red Cross Organization Jean Henry Dunant)
May 11 National Technology Day
May 15 International Family Day
May 17 World Telecom Day
May 24 Commonwealth Day
May 31 World No Tobacco Day
June 5    World Environment Day
July 1    Doctor's Day
July 4    American Independence Day
July 11 World Population Day
July 26 Kargil Victory Day
Aug 6     Hiroshima Day
Aug 9     Quit India Movement Day
Aug 12 International youth Day
Aug 14 Pakistan's Independence Day
Aug 15 India's Independence Day
Aug 19 World Photography Day
Aug 20 Sadbhavana Diwas
Aug 29 Sports Day (Dhyanchand's Birth Day)
Aug 30 Small Industry Day
Sept 5    Teacher's Day (Dr. Radhakrishnan's Birth Day)
Sept 7    Forgiveness Day
Sept 8    International Literacy Day
Sept 14 Hindi day,World First Aid Day
Sept 16 World Ozone Day
Sept 21 World Alzheimer's day
Sept 25 Social Justice Day
Sept 27 World Tourism Day
Oct 1     International Day for the Elderly(UN)
Oct 2    Gandhi Jayanti
Oct 3    World Nature Day, World Habitat Day
Oct 4    World Animal Day
Oct 5    World Teacher's Day
Oct 6    World Wildlife Day, World Food Security Day
Oct 8    Indian Airforce day
Oct 9    World Postal Day
Oct 10   World Mental Health day; National Post Day
Oct 12   World Sight day
Oct 13   World Calamty Control Day(UN)
Oct 14   World Standard Day
Oct 15   World White cane day(guiding the blind)
Oct 17   International poverty
Oct 20   National Solidarity Day (China attacked India on that day)
Oct 24   United Nations Day
Oct 30   World Thrift Day
Oct 31   National Integration Day (In memory of Idira Gandhi)
Nov 7    Infant Protection day; World Cancer Awareness Day
Nov 9    Legal Service Day
Nov 10 Transport Day
Nov 14 Children's day/ World Diabetics day
Nov 17 Guru Nanak Dev's Birth Anniverrsary
Nov 26 Law Day
Nov 30 Flag Day
Dec1     World AIDS Day
Dec 3    World Disability Day
Dec 4    Navy Day
Dec 7    Armed Force Flag Day
Dec 10   Human Rights day
Dec 11   UNICEF Day
Dec 14   National Energy Conservation Day
Dec 19   Goa's Liberation day
Dec 23   Kisan Divas (Farmer's Day)




          Name                                            Designation

Pratibha Devi Singh Patil     President of India
Mohammad Hamid Ansari         Vice President
Manmohan Singh                Prime Minister of India (Chairman of Planing Commission)
Ms. Meira Kumar               Speaker, Lok Sabha
Mr. K. Rahman Khan            Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha
Mr. Karia Munda               Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha
Ms. Sushma Swaraj             Leader of Opposition (Lok Sabha)
Mr. Arun Jaitley              Leader of Opposition (Rajya Sabha)
Dr.     Montek        Singh
                              Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
Ahluwalia
Mr. S.Y. Quraishi             Chief Election Commissioner
Mr. Harishankar Brahma         Election Commissioner
Mr.      Justice        K.G.
                               Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission
Balakrishnan
Mr. Vinod Rai                  Comptroller and Auditor General of India
Mr. Justice M.N. Rao           Chairman, National Commission for Backward Classes
Prof. D.P. Agarwal             Chairman, UPSC
Dr. M.S. Swaminathan           Chairman, National Commission on Farmers (NCF)
Mr. Satyanand Mishra           Chief Information Commissioner
Mr. N. K. Raghupathy           Chairman, SSC
Dr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch        Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research
Mr. C. Chandramouli            Register General and Census Commissioner of India
Mr. P. V. Reddi                Chairman Law Commission
Mr. Duvvuri Subbarao           Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
Mr. Baldev Raj                 President, Indian National Academy of Engineering
Mr. Sam Balsara                Chairman, Audit Bureau Circulation
Mr. M. C. Joshi                Chairperson, Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT)
Mr. U. K. Sinha                Chairman, Securities & Exchange Board of India
Ms. Mamata Sharma              Chairperson, National Commission for Women
Dr. Vijay Kelkar               Chairman, 13th Finance Commission
Mr. Sam Pitroda                Chairman, National Knowledge Commission
Mr. Rajiv Takru                CEO, Prashar Bharti
Mr. Ratan Tata                 Chairman, Investment Commission
Mr. Rajendra Pawar             Chairman, NASSCOM
Mr. Dilip Modi                 President, ASSOCHAM
Mr. V. S. Sampath              Election Commissioner
                               National Security Advisor and Special Advisor to PM (Internal
Mr. Shiv Shankar Menon
                               Security)
Dr. Vivek Kumar Agnihotri      Secretary General Rajya Sabha
Mr. T. K. Vishwanathan         Secretary General Lok Sabha
Mr. Nehchal Sandhu             Director IB
Mr. A. P. Singh                Director CBI
Mr. Sanjeev Tripathi           Director, Research and Analytical Wing (RAW)
Mr. R. K. Medhekar             Director General, NSG
Mr. Vijay Kumar                Director General, CRPF
Mr. Rajiv                      Director General, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
Mr. P. K. Mehta                Director General, Railway Protection Force
Mr. Ranjit Sinha               Director General, Indo Tibetan Border Police
Prof. Ved Prakash              Chairman UGC
Dr. V. K. Saraswat             Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister and Director General DRDO
Dr. R. Chidambaram             Principal Scientific Advisor to the Govt.
Dr. K. Radhakrishnan           Chairman Space Commission and ISRO
                               Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Dept of
Dr. Srikumar Banerjee
                               Atomic Energy.
           Name                                              Designation

Mr. Wajahat Habibullah           Chairperson, National Commission for Minorities
Dr. Suresh D.Tendulkar           Chairman, National Statistical Commission
Mr. Pranay Sahay                 Director General, Sashastra Seema Bal
Shri Kunwar Singh                Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
Mr. P. L. Punia                  Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Castes




           Name                                            Designation

 Ban Ki-moon                   Secretary-General, United Nations Organisations
 Ms. Asha-Rose Migiro          Deputy Secretary-General,UN
 Robert Zoellick               President, World Bank
 Christine Lagarde             Managing Director, International Monetary Fund(IMF)
 Irina Bokova                  Director -General, UNESCO
 Dr. Margaret Chan             Director -General, WHO
 Jose Graziano da Silva        Director -General, Food And Agriculture Organisation
 Juan Somavia                  Director -General, Inter-national Labour Organisation
                               Executive Director, United       Nations        INternational    Children's
 Anthony Lake
                               Emergency Fund(UNICEF)
 Antonio Guterres              UN High Commissioner for Refugees
 Helen Clark                   Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
 Dr.               Supachai Secretary-General, United        Nations      Conference    on     trade   and
 Panitchpakdi               Development(UNCTAD)
                               Secretary-General, Organisation        of Economic      Cooperation And
 Angel Gurria
                               Development (OECD)
 Hisashi Owada                 President, International Court of Justice
 Haruhiko Kuroda               President, Asian Development Bank
 Donald Kaberuka               President, African Development Bank
 Jacques Rogge                 President,International Olympic Committee
 Kamalesh Sharma               Secretary-General, Commonwealth
 Thomas Yayi Boni              Chairman, African Union Assembly
 Pascal Lamy                   Director - General, WTO
 Ms. Navanetham Pillay         High Commissioner, UN High Commission for Human Rights
 Herman Van Rompuy             President, European Council
 Sharad Pawar                  President, International Cricket Council
 Jose    Manuel       Durao
                               President, European Commission
 Barroso
 Kandeh K. Yumkella            Director - General, UNIDO
 Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-
                           Secretary-General, Gulf Co- operation Council
 Zayani
 Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu          Secretary-General, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
                               Secretary-General,      Organisation       of     Petroleum      Exporting
 Abdallah Salem el-Badri
                               Countries(OPEC)
 Jose    Miguel      Insulza
                               Secretary-General, Organisation of American States
 Salinas
Hifikepunye Pohamba            President, South West African People's Organisation(SWAPO)
Mr. Yukia Amano                Director - General, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Anders fogh Rasmussen          Secretary-General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)
Dr.                Babatunde
                               Executive Director, UNFPA
Osotimehin
Dr. Surin Pitsuwan             Secretary-General, ASEAN
Ms. Fathimath        Dhiyana
                               Secretary-General, SAARC
Saeed
Lamine Diack                   President, international Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF)
Charles F. Bolden, Jr          Chief of NASA (USA)
Salil Shetty                   Secretary-General, Amnesty International




               Name                                           Designation

Ratan Tata                           Chairman Tata Sons

Mr. Mukesh Ambani                    Chairman Relience Industries

Mr. Lakshmi Mittal                   Chairman Mittal Arcelor Steels

Ms. Kiran Majumdar                   Chairman Biocon

Ms. Chanda Kochhar                   Managing Director & CEO ICICI Bank

Mr. Shiv Nadar                       Chairman HCL Technologies

Mr. Naresh Goyal                     Chairman Jet Airways

Mr. Sunil Mittal                     Chairman Bharati Group

Ms. Indira Nooye                     CEO Pepsico

Shikha Sharma                        MD, CEO Axis Bank

S. Gopalakrishnan                    CEO and Managing Director Infosys

Azim H. Premji                       Chairman Wipro

Mr. Vineet Nayyar                    Chairman of Mahindra Satyam

Mr. Rohit Nandan                     Chairman & Managing Director of Air India

Mr. K. V. Kamath                     Chairman ICICI Bank

Mr. C. M. Vasudev                    Chairman, HDFC Bank

Mr. Pratip Chaudhuri                 Chairman of State Bank of India (SBI)

Mark Zuckerberg                      CEO Facebook

Narayan Murthi                       Founder & Ex-Chairman of Infosys

Steve Jobs                           Founder of Apple Company

Mr. Vijay Maliya                     Chairman of UB Group and Kingfisher Airlines

Mr. Sunil Mittal                     Founder of Airtel (Telecom Service Provider in India)

Mr. Kumaramangalam Birla             Chairman of Aditya Birla Group of Company

Mr. Anand Mahindra                   Chairman, Mahindra & Mahindra Group

Mr. Warren Buffett                   Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
Powers of Prime Minister

        Appoints the Council of Ministers.
        Allocates portfolios. Can ask a minister to resign and can get him dismissed by President.
        Assist the President in appointment of all high officials.
        Can recommend to the President to declare emergency on grounds of war, external aggression or
         armed rebellion.
        Advises President about President's rule in the State or emergency due to financial instability.
        The President convenes and prorogues all sessions of Parliamenr in consultation with him/her.
        Can recommend the dissolution of Lok Sabha before expire.
        Leader of the House




COUNTRIES AND THEIR NATIONAL SPORTS

Australia       Cricket

Canada          Ice Hockey

China           Table Tennis

England         Cricket and Rugby Football

India           Hockey

Japan           Ju-Jitsu

Russia          Chess

Scotland        Rugby Football

Spain           Bull Fighting

USA             Baseball

				
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