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NATIONAL / STATES                                            elections: Dr. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
                                                         13) State of ______ is one of the highest users of
JUNE 2012                                                    tobacco in the country with 43% adult males and
                                                             19% adult females addicted to it: Maharashtra
1) Which village has recently become the first village
    of the country to make available the fully           14) Name the programme which has been launched
    computerized land records of all its farmers             under Bharat Nirman Programme to construct 1.20
    through satellite: Kurbanpur (District Ambala,           crore houses for poor by 2014: Indira Awaas
    Haryana)                                                 Yojana
2) Clean India Campaign, which aims at improving         15) On July 19, India will elect its ___ President: 13th
    the conditions at heritage sites to attract more     16) Which state’s legislative assembly has recently
    tourists    was started from which historical            celebrated its 60th anniversary: Karnataka
    monument: Qutab Minar, New Delhi
                                                         17) What quantum of money has been announced by
3) Prime Minister has recently visited Mexico in June        the Union Rural Development Ministry to each
    2012   to participate in the _________ : G-20            panchayat   in the country for solid waste
    Summit                                                   management: Rs 20 lakh
4) What quantum of money has been approved by            18) What percent of the village panchayats will be
    the government for the purchase of hi-tech               randomly selected for CA certification of the
    equipment for the National Intelligence Grid             account holders under MGNREGA scheme: 20 %
    (NATGRID): Rs.1,100 crore
                                                         19) Which two metro cities have been selected by the
5) The Rural Development Minister has given
                                                             DRDO to be covered under Ballistic Missile Defence
   directions to the chief ministers, to identify the
                                                             system to provide a cover from the incoming
   BPL tribal families and to make them eligible for
                                                             enemy missiles: Delhi and Mumbai
   which schemes, within 90 days: Indira Awaas
   Yojana and National Social Assistance                 20) The state which has achieved the Nirmal ( open
   Programme                                                 defecation free) status under small states category
6) Which state has launched the country’s first ever         is: Sikkim
   river-lake linking project: Madhya Pradesh (in        21) In pursuit of long –cherished goal of making India
   the Bundelkhand region)                                   hunger free by 2020, India’s first food bank as part
                                                             of the Indian Food Banking Network (IFBN) has
7) Government of India has decided to set up two
    major new ports in which two states by 2020:             been inaugurated in which state: Delhi
    West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh                       22) Which state has become the first in the country to
                                                             launch Children’s Courts for speedy trial of crime
8) The head quarter of Bhabha Atomic Research
    Centre (BARC) is at: Trombay, Mumbai                     against children: Delhi

9) The 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013 will be held    23) Which committee has been setup by the
                                                             government       to     examine       and      make
    at __________: Cochin
                                                             recommendations regarding the issues concerned
10) In which place the annual World Economic Summit          with the integration of staff of erstwhile Air India
    will be held in November 2012: Gurgaon,                  and Indian Airlines in to Air India Ltd:
    Haryana                                                  Dharmadhikari Committee
11) Name the system through which President of           24) Which Religious Trust recently earned Rs.61.72
    India is elected: Single transferable voting             crore by the online sale of human hair offered by
    system                                                   devotees: Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
12) Name the only president who was elected                  (TTD)
    unanimously in the history of Indian presidential    25) Rural   Development     Ministry   has   signed   a

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    Memorandum of Understanding with which                         Corporate Bank, Japan: Karnataka
    ministry for installation of bio-toilets in 1000 gram    40) India’s first high altitude clouds physics has been
    panchayats across the country: DRDO (Ministry                opened           at         ___________________:
    of Defence)                                                  Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra)
26) In a bid to actively involve the private sector in the   41) National Panchayati Raj Award for successfully
    global effort to protect tiger, The Confederation of         implementing all Central Government Schemes
    Indian Industry (CII) has teamed up with which               has been won by _________ district of Haryana:
    international organization to establish ‘India               Kurukshetra
    Wildlife Business Council’: World Bank
                                                             42) The Tihar-Prisons-authorities have launched a
MAY 2012                                                         new scheme called Sparsh for what purpose: To
                                                                 provide financial help to poor prisoners
27) High Court of which state has stuck down the
    4.5% quota for minorities in government jobs,            43) Govt has amended which act to provide for life
    recently announced by the government: Andhra                 time royalty to song writers, artistes and
    Pradesh                                                      performers for their works: The copyright Act
28) What was the number of interlocutors appointed           44) To provide half a share to wife in her husband’s
    by Central Government for reviewing the                      residential property, in case of divorce, which
    Kashmir problem: Three                                       law has been amended by the government: The
                                                                 Marriage Laws
29) According to finance ministry data, the per capita
    debt in India was estimated at nearly Rs                 45) To measure the optimism level of the business
    _______at the end of March 2012: 33,000                      managers in the country, which ministry plans to
                                                                 bring out a business confidence index: Ministry
30) The internal debt of government is mainly on
                                                                 of Corporates Affairs
    account of ________ either from the market or
    even from individuals in the form of small               46) Lok Sabha has approved a bill to establish
    savings: Borrowings                                          separate High Courts for which States:
                                                                 Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura
31) Who represented India at the 45th annual
    meeting of board of governors of the Asian               47) Which Central Ministry has launched the scheme
    Development Bank (ADB) at Manila, Philippines:               ‘One MP – One Idea’: The Ministry of
    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee                            Statistics and Programme Implementation
32) The Supreme Court recently struck down the               48) What is the full form of Parliament’s popular
    government’s policy of giving subsidies to                   scheme MPLADS: Member of Parliament
    _________: Haj Pilgrims                                      Local Area Development Scheme
33) Which state recently announced a ban on the              49) What is the objective of ‘One MP-One Idea’
    manufacture and sale of gutka and pan masal                  Scheme:    To   reward     generation   of
    containing tobacco: Kerala                                   innovative ideas about the development of
                                                                 local area
34) Name the first Indian state which ban
    manufacturing and sale of gutka and pan masala           50) Which state of India ranks first in fish
    with tobacco content: Madhya Pradesh                         production, accounting for almost 6% of overall
                                                                 fish production: Karnataka
35) Which state has introduced Sampoorna
    Swashtya Sabke Liye scheme to cover all its              51) Village Kodumanal of district Erode was in news
    52000 villages: Madhya Pradesh                               recently as a variety of ancient artifacts were
                                                                 discovered there. It is in which state: Tamil
36) To promote tourism in Bihar, the state
                                                                 Nadu
    government has offered 50% subsidy to what
    type of projects: Setting up of Dhabaas                  52) Government of India recently relaxed inward
                                                                 foreign investment norms for residents of which
37) Which state recently held a road show in Jeddah,
                                                                 countries: European Union and Gulf
    Saudi Arabia to attract tourists from there:
                                                                 Countries
    Kerala
                                                             53) Recently Ministry of Corporate Affairs referred
38) Name the state that has announced an
                                                                 the alleged Rs. 870 crores fraud in Rebook
    unemployment allowance of Rs. 1000 per month
                                                                 Company to SFIO. What is the full form of SFIO:
    for its youth between 30 and 40 year of age:                 Serious Fraud Investigation Office
    Uttar Pradesh
                                                             54) Government is planning to rope in global
39) To attract investment from Japanese companies,
                                                                 companies for the revival of Black Tiger ______
    which state has signed a MoU with Mizuho                     farming in the country: Shrimp

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55) Which airline has been slapped a fine of $ 80000            Siang Valley: Arunachal Pradesh
    by US authorities for failing to post customer        70)   India  launched   its   first indigenously
    service and tarmac delay contingency plans on               manufactured anti-malaria new age drug
    its website and adequately inform passengers                named_______: Synriam
    about its optional fees.: Air India
                                                          71)   Kaziranga National Park in Assam is habitat of
56) What is the full form of NCTC: National                     which animal: Rhino
    Counter Terrorism Centre
                                                          72)   Name of which state of India means Land of
57) At which place will the LPG Terminal Project of             Rising Sun: Arunachal Pradesh
    Indian Oil Petronas Pvt. Ltd be set up – Ennore
                                                          73)   Name the place where the controversial Posco
    (Chennai)
                                                                steel project is located: Jagatsinghpur,
58) What is the full form of NMEICT: National                   Odisha
    Mission on Education Through Information
                                                          74)   National Green Tribunal recently suspended
    And Technology
                                                                clearance for which mega project: Posco
59) A Hydel project across Pranahita river named Dr.            steel project in Odisha
    B.R. Ambedkar Pranahita “Chevella Sujala
                                                          75)   Parliament of India will be completing ____
    Sarvanthi is being established jointly by: Andhra
                                                                years on May 13, 2012: 60
    Pradesh and Maharashtra
                                                          76)   President has powers to nominate _____
60) Name the village which has Wi-Fi and optical
                                                                members of Parliament in Rajya Sabha: 12
    fibre broadband network, air conditioned class
    rooms with CCTV cameras and Mini bus                  77)   Recently Sachin, Rekha and Anu Aga have
    transport     system:     Punsari       Distt.              been nominated to Rajya Sabha by the
    Himmatnagar Gujarat                                         President of India under provisions of which
                                                                article of the Indian Constitution: Article 80
APRIL 2012
                                                          78)   Residents of which state exercised their
61)     Country’s first Radio frequency identification,         franchise in the first round of the French
        RFID, Technology Based Electronic Toll Plaza            Presidential elections: Puducherry
        has been started at_____ Haryana, on              79)   Saumitra Chaudhuri committee has been setup
        Zirakpur – Parwanoo Highway: Panchkula                  for what purpose: To revise the WPI
62)     Finance ministry has advised banks to             80)   Security forces are making use of ‘Netra’ for
        popularized EFT to reduce usage of cheques              combating Naxalites in areas of Jharkhand and
        and bank drafts to minimize possibilities of            Chattisgarh. What is Netra: UAV mounted
        fraud. What is EFT: Electronic Funds                    aerial camera
        Transfer
                                                          81)   Speaker of which state assembly has banned
63)     Government appointed MV Nair Committee has              its MLA’s from carrying cell phone in the
        submitted report for which area: Fixing of              assembly hall: Tamilnadu
        targets under priority sector lending
                                                          82)   The Asia’s first Dolphin Research Centre will be
64)     Government is duty bound to provide free and            set up in which place: Patna
        compulsory education under Right to
        Education Act 2009 for the children of which      83)   The Centre has announced a Rs 138 crore
        age group: 6 to 14                                      security package for strengthening of police
                                                                forces to counter insurgent activities that have
65)     Government of India recently filled a                   been plaguing the border districts of Tirap and
        Presidential Reference before the Supreme               Changlang of which state: Arunachal
        Court on which issue: 2G Spectrum Scam                  Pradesh
66)     Government proposes to declare ____ as the        84)   The first parliament in 1952 was addressed on
        National drink of India: Tea                            May 13 by _________: Rajinder Prasad
67)     How many members can be nominated                 85)   The Power Ministry has set a target of
        president of India in Lok Sabha: 02 (Anglo              generating____ billion units of electricity in
        Indians)                                                2012-13: 920
68)     IIM Bangalore has launched a special              86)   The Public Procurement Bill recently a passed
        programme to prepare ________for political              by the government proposes to regulate the
        leadership. Women                                       public procurement of amount more than Rs.
69)     In which state public is protesting strongly            ____ lakhs to provide fair treatment to the
        against the construction of mega dams in                bidders: 50

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87)     The Supreme Court has upheld the                           the institution of Panchayati Raj in the country:
        constitutional validity of the Right to Education          Rural Development Ministry
        Act, 2009, which mandates_____ per cent             103)   Which Union Ministry has proposed a
        free seats to the poor in government and                   Sovereign Wealth Fund of $ 1 billion to acquire
        private unaided schools uniformly across the               raw material    from abroad: Ministry of
        country: 25                                                Chemicals & Fertilizer
88)     What is the main objective of recently              104)   Who is Sushil Modi, heading the empowered
        launched National Dairy Plan: To increase                  committee of state Finance Ministers form for
        productivity of Milch animals                              implementation of GST: Deputy Chief
89)     What is the meaning of letter ‘D’ in the                   Minister of Bihar
        acronym UIDAI: No meaning, ID stands for
        Identity
90)     Which Indian state is celebrating 50 years of
                                                            MARCH 2012
        its independence: Goa                               105)   What is the proper name of the proposed act
91)     Which law has been recently amended by                     which assures a minimum supply of food
        Rajya Sabha to provide for education at home               grains to the poor people: National Food
        to disabled children: Right of Children for                Security Bill – 2011
        Free     and      Compulsory      Education         106)   Prime Minister of India recently visited which
        (Amendment) Bill                                           country to attend Nuclear Security Summit:
92)     Which North Eastern state has been selected                South Korea
        as ‘Model State’ for development of coconut         107)   Fourth summit of BRICS nations was recently
        cultivation: Assam                                         held at which place: New Delhi
93)     Which state has decided to set up a special         108)   Kutchi Shawls were in news recently for what
        Calamity Emergency Force for relief and rescue             reasons: Grant of GI
        works during various kinds of calamities:
                                                            109)   Who grants GI in India: The GI Registry of
        Madhay Pradesh
                                                                   India, Chennai
94)     Which state has launched ‘Operation Green
                                                            110)   What is the implication of granting
        Hunt’ to combat Naxalites: Chhattisgarh
                                                                   Geographical Indication (GI) to a particular
95)     Which state has launched “Operation Hakka”,                product: It is a kind of trade mark which
        first coordinated, multi-State push into                   ensures that a GI given product should
        Abujmard area as a new phase in the                        not be produced by persons other than to
        attritional battle between security forces and             whom GI has been granted
        the Maoists. Chattisgarh
                                                            111)   Shawls produced by which area have been
96)     Which state has passed the Right to Hearing                recently granted a GI: Kutch, Gujarat
        Bill aimed at providing citizens an opportunity
                                                            112)   Which Indian State is celebrating 100 years of
        of hearing on their complaint related to
                                                                   its existence? Bihar
        governance: Rajasthan
                                                            113)   Name the old state of India from which the
97)     Which state is celebrating Platinum Jubilee (75
                                                                   present state of Bihar was carved out.
        years) of its Legislative Assembly: Assam
                                                                   Bengal Presidency
98)     Which state of India boasts of Asia’s largest
                                                            114)   As per e-government survey of over 190
        Tulip garden: J & K (Srinagar)
                                                                   countries conducted by The UNO to assess the
99)     Which state of India is the highest producer of            e governance level of various countries, India
        Tea: Assam                                                 has been placed at which rank: 124th
100)    Which state recently passed an official             115)   What is the purpose of Pardhan Mantri Adarsh
        regulation to ban the use of word                          Gram Yojana: Integrated Development of
        ‘Handicapped’: Haryana                                     SC majority villages
101)    Which two states have recently announced to         116)   The Empowered Group of Ministers has
        start their own TV News Channel for                        decided to allocate ________ Mhz spectrum
        presenting the official side of development:               band for offering 4G telecom services: 700
        West Bengal & Assam
                                                            117)   Name the government scheme launched for
102)    Which union ministry has agreed to share one               increasing the production of food grains in
        percent of its Rs one lakh crore budget with               eastern regions of India: Bringing Green
        the Panchayati Raj Ministry for strengthening              Revolution in Eastern India (BGREI)
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118)    For which part of India, RBI has decided to              government for his alleged involvement
        compensate the banks for their losses incurred           in the controversial Antrix-Devas deal.
        in opening new branches. North Eastern            134)   Government had decided to provide special
        India                                                    training to Armed forces and paramilitary
119)    India recently conducted a massive war                   personnel in CBRN warfare. What does CBRN
        exercise on the integrated theater battle                stands     for:  Chemical,      Biological,
        concept in which part of the country:                    Radiological & Nuclear
        Rajasthan                                         135)   Government has allowed direct import of ATF
                                                                 by Indian airline companies. What is the full
                                                                 form of the ATF: Aviation Turbine Fuel
FEBRUARY 2012
                                                          136)   Government has appointed Mihir Shah
120)    ‘Incredible India’ – a multi media campaign of           Committee for what purpose: To review
        govt of India is for which purpose? For                  MNREGA Scheme
        promotion of tourism                              137)   Justice Mukul Mudgal committee has been
121)    44th Indian Labour Conference was recently               constituted for review of which problem:
        held in which city: New Delhi                            Doping in sports
122)    As per survey conducted by ASSOCHAM which         138)   Members of Jarawa tribe were in news recently
        state has been placed at top in terms of its             due to their alleged videography by some
        capacity to attract investment: Gujarat                  unknown foreign journalist, leaking out their
123)    As per recent Supreme Court Ruling, the                  primitive way of life. This tribals are found in
        government should not take more than _____               which part of India: Andaman Nicobar
        months time to decide whether to grant or not     139)   Name the state which won Federation Cup
        to sanction prosecution of government officials          women’s     football   championship  at
        for corruption cases : 3                                 Vishakhapatnam: Jharkhand
124)    As per the latest Environmental Performance       140)   Nirmal Gram Puruskar is awarded for what
        Index 2012, India is ranked at ____ place:               purpose: For constructing indoor toilets in
        125th                                                    all houses of a village
125)    Ban on which student organization has been        141)   Recently a number of states have opposed
        extended for two more years: Students                    Centre’s proposal to set up NCTC. What is the
        Islamic Movement of India                                full form of NCTC: National Counter –
126)    Bank rate also acts as the penalty rate for              Terrorism Centre
        short fall by the banks in observing ______:      142)   The campaign ‘Life Se Panga Mat Le Yar’ has
        SLR and CRR                                              been launched by government for what
127)    Banks are allowed to pay extra interest of upto          purpose: To educate people about harms
        0.5 percent on deposits of which category of             of tobacco
        customers: Senior Citizens                        143)   The Indian Agriculture Research Institute
128)    Indian Banks are required to give ______                 (IARI) is located at which place: New Delhi
        percent of their total loans to the priority      144)   The Indian Government and the industry have
        sector: 40                                               joined hands to put up a massive ‘India Show'
129)    Central government has turned down proposal              at_________: Lahore
        of which state for change of the name of its      145)   The mega project named ‘Bharat Nirman’ is
        capital: Madhya Pradesh                                  aimed at which activity – Development of
130)    Dudh Kumar, Manu, Khowai, Gomti and Muhuri               Rural Infrastructure
        names of _:Minor rivers flowing into              146)   The scheme Integrated Low Cost Sanitation
        Bangladesh                                               has been started for which category of people:
131)    Duleep trophy of cricket for the year 2012 was           For liberation of Manual Scavengers
        won by: East Zone                                 147)   The Telecom Ministry has asked all the
132)    G Madhvan Nair, the noted scientist recently             telecom service providers to maintain a record
        black listed by the government, is from which            of software changes made in their networks
        field: Space Scientist                                   for a period of_______: 10 years
133)    G. Madhvan Nair, noted scientist and former       148)   The weekly bus service between Srinagar and
        Chairman of ISRO was in news recently for                Muzaffarabad, Capital of Pakistan-occupied
        what reasons: Due to his black listing by                Kashmir (PoK) is named as:       Karvan-e-

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        Aman (Peace Caravan)                                     targeting the high net-worth individuals: SBI
149)    What is the incentive offered under                4)    In order to revert back to 9% economic
        Swavalamban Scheme: Government will                      growth Prime Minister has set an investment
        contribute Rs. 1000 to every account                     target of _________for core sector projects in
        opened under New Pension Scheme with                     the current fiscal: Rs 2 lakhs crore ( Rs. 2
        annual contribution of Rs. 1000 or more,                 trillion)
        maximum 12,000.                                    5)    As per SEBI’s recent directive , the defunct
150)    What is the purpose of ‘Swavalamban Scheme’              stock exchanges and those which are not able
        launched by government of India: To                      to maintain a turnover of Rs _________ will
        encourage opening of pension accounts                    have to close the shop within two years: 1000
        under New Pension Scheme (NPS)                           crore
151)    Which are the communities are covered under        6)    Name the only Taiwanese bank operating in
        National Commission for Minorities Act of                India: China Trust Commercial Bank
        India: Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist,          7)    The only Taiwanese Bank ‘China Trust’ is
        Zoroastrian (Parsi)                                      opening its second branch at which place:
152)    Which government scheme helps various cities             Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu
        to upgrade their civil amenities like              8)    Union Cabinet has approved capital infusion of
        transportation, sewerage, roads etc. :                   632 crore rupees in some __________to
        Jawahar Lal Nehru Urban Renewal                          improve their capital to risk weighted assets
        Mission                                                  ratio: Regional Rural Banks
153)    Which state has appointed Shahrukh Khan as         9)    The United Nations has sharply lowered its
        its Brand Ambassador : West Bengal                       growth forecast for India for the year 2012 to
154)    Which state of India has launched for the first          _______ from an earlier estimate of 7.7%
        time a Weavers’ Credit Card: Arunachal                   citing weakening domestic demand due to
        Pradesh                                                  aggressive monetary tightening: 6.7%
155)    Which state proposes to conduct a Gross State      10)   Which Global investment bank has cut growth
        Happiness Index survey in collaboration with             forecast for India from 6.3% to 5.8% citing a
        IIT Guwahati: Assam                                      bad growth mix and misguided policy on
156)    Which state will receive financial assistance of         consumption as the reason for scale down:
        Rs. 1250 crore from world bank for developing            Morgan Stanley
        its minor irrigation scheme: West Bengal           11)   Rating Agency CRISIL has lowered India’s
157)    Which three countries have joined hands to               economic growth projections to
        coordinate activities of their Naval forces in           __________for the current fiscal in view of
        Indian Ocean Region: India, China and                    global economic concerns and muted domestic
        Japan                                                    investment demand: 6.5%
158)    Why a number of states are expressing their        12)   Which round of sample survey organization’s
        resentment for setting up of NCTC: They fill             (NSSO) enumeration of socio economic
        that it “infringes upon the powers and                   indicators will start in July 2012: 69th
        rights of State governments                        13)   Name the state which will be covered under
                                                                 National Sample Survey Organization for the
                                                                 first time: Jammu and Kashmir
ECONOMY / BANKING                                          14)   The Planning Commission has approved Rs
                                                                 1200 Crore for the_________________ state
JUNE 2012                                                        government’s plan to boost coastal tourism
1)      Which policy has recently been approved by               project: Gujarat
        the Central Government to abolish roaming          15)   Rs. 1200 crore has been approved by Planning
        charges on Mobile Phones: National                       Commission for Gujarat Government’s plan to
        Telecom Policy – 2012                                    boost__________: coastal tourism
2)      Which institution has proposed to make it          16)   Which mobile company has recently launched
        mandatory for health insurers to provide policy          its smart phone model Galaxy S III aimed at
        cover to people up to 65 years and settle all            capturing 60% of smart phone market:
        claims within a month: IRDA                              Samsung India
3)      Which bank has launched Signature card             17)   Which institution has recently won the State

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        Bank of India tender to become the business               15%, with a view to inject Rs 30,000 crore into
        correspondent company for all public sector               the banking system: Export Credit
        banks operating in Chhattisgarh: FINO                     Refinance (ECR)
        (Financial Information      Network and             31)   What reason has been cited by the Global
        Operations)                                               rating agency Fitch for downgrading India’s
18)     Which bank has recently installed India’s first “         credit outlook from stable to negative:
        talking” ATM for visually impaired at                     Corruption and lack of reforms
        Ahmadabad: Union Bank Of India                      32)   As per the latest data published by the Swiss
19)     The Indian Government and                                 National Bank, the quantum of money held by
        _______________ will organize ‘India Show’ in             Indians in Swiss banks stood at: 2.18 billion
        Colombo in August 2012 to promote Indian                  Swiss francs (Rs.12,740 Cr)
        technology and services: Confederation of           33)   As per new guidelines from Finance Ministry ,
        Indian Industry                                           a loan defaulter would now get __________
20)     As per the World’s Bank report titled ‘Global             by way of a warning before a bank sends
        Economic Prospect’, the Indian economy will               recovery agents to his house: three SMS and
        grow by what percent in the financial year                a phone call
        2012-2013: 6.9%                                     34)   The Competition Commission of India has
21)     Government         has           extended                 imposed more than six thousand crore rupees
        the__________________ to domestic workers:                as penalty on 11 cement companies for
        Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY)                     _________: price cartelization
22)     What is the expanded form of USB in context         35)   In order to arrest the rupee slide, RBI has
        of banking : Ultra Small Branch                           increased FII limit in government bonds
23)     The government has imposed anti-dumping                   to____________: USD 20 billion
        duty on imports of ___________from China,           36)   With which country has set a bilateral trade
        Thailand, Indonesia and the UAE: Plain                    target of $ 15 billion by 2015 and sought its
        gypsum plaster boards                                     investments    support in the infrastructure
24)     Which organisation has received nod from the              sector: Brazil
        Foreign Investment Promotion Board to float         37)   RBI did not change key policy rates in its first
        its mortgage guarantee company: National                  Mid-Quarter Monetary Policy Review, such step
        Housing Bank (NHB)                                        was    undertaken    by     RBI      due      to
25)     Name the institutions which will partner NHB in           ______________:         high     inflationary
        forming the mortgage guarantee company:                   pressure
        International Finance Corporation &                 38)   In order to release extra Rs.30,000 crore in
        Asian Development Bank                                    the market, ______________has been raised
26)     Name the company which provides credit                    by the RBI in its first Mid-Quarter Monetary
        guarantee to housing finance companies and                Policy Review on 18th June 2012: Export
        banks on behalf of home loan borrowers:                   refinance limit
        Mortgage Guarantee company                          39)   Chartered Accountants will begin certification
27)     In view of rising input costs, the CCEA has               of accounts under _________scheme at
        announced Rs 170 per quintal hike in support              randomly selected village panchayats from
        price of paddy to farmers at Rs 1,250 for the             April 2013: MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi
        year 2012-13. What is the full form of CCEA:              National Rural Employment Guarantee
        Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs                     Act)
28)     Which Global financial services has stated that     40)   The country’s first ever women centric
        Indian economy is facing stagflation and                  insurance plan “Smart Woman” has recently
        cautioned that the RBI cannot be too                      been launched by: HDFC Life (private
        aggressive in cutting interest rates: Moody’s             insurer)
29)     RBI has allowed payment of school and college       41)   Smart Woman plan, launched by HDFC Life
        fees and taxes through pre-paid payment                   aims at providing unique platform to women in
        cards ,besides buying rail and air tickets,               age group of _________to meet their financial
        within the prescribed limit of________:                   goals apart from offering them specific
        10,000                                                    benefits in their critical life stage:18- 45
30)     The Reserve Bank of India has decided to            42)   Which city has been named the most
        enhance the ___________ limit to 50% from                 competitive city in India, by the Economist

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        Intelligence Unit research report of Citi Group:         abroad
        Delhi (68th rank out of 120 major world            58)   According to Dr Kaushik Basu, the Indian
        cities)                                                  economy is likely to grow by 7.6 per cent this
43)     Name the International bank which has                    fiscal year. Who is Dr. Basu: Chief Economic
        decided to shift a large number of its jobs to           Advisor
        India, as part of its plan to trim costs: Wells    59)   The Indian government has projected the
        Fargo ( 4th largest bank of USA)                         economy to expand by _____ percent in the
44)     What is meant by “Brown Label ATMs”: The                 current fiscal: 7.6
        ATMs which are licensed to banks but               60)   What are the three main sectors comprising
        serviced and managed by third party                      the  Index    of   Industrial   Production:
45)     Name the ATMs which are both licensed to and             Manufacturing, Mining & Electricity
        managed by non- bank entities: White Label         61)   The manufacturing sectors comprises roughly
        ATMs                                                     ______ percent of the index of industrial
46)     The growth target decided by the Planning                production: 76
        Commission for the 12th five year plan is: 9%      62)   The weightage of mining sector in the Index of
47)     As per the 2011 Census, what percent of the              Industrial Production is about ________: 14%
        families are not in the banking system: 40%        63)   Electricity sector constitutes roughly ______
48)     Which international financial giant has cut its          percentage of Index of Industrial Production:
        GDP forecast for India to 5.8% from 6.7% for             10
        the fiscal year ending March 2013: Nomura          64)   The core sector in India comprises of how
        (Japan)                                                  many industries: Eight
49)     When a bank loan is granted for purchase of        65)   All the 8 core sectors put together comprise
        white goods, it is called: Consumer durable              ________ percent of Index of Industrial
        loan                                                     Production: 37.9%
50)     Recently RBI notified ‘M3’ money supply level      66)   Growth rate target for agriculture during the
        at Rs. 76.22 trillion. What is the popular name          12th five year plan has been fixed at _____
        for M3: Broad Money                                      percent: four
51)     What does M3(broad money ) mean: It refers         67)   The export target for the year 2012-13 has
        to the currency with the public plus all                 been fixed at USD __________ billion: 350
        the deposits with the banking system
                                                           68)   GSPA stands for: Gas Sale and Purchase
52)     What is the purpose of setting up of Banking             Agreement
        Codes and Standards Board of India by the
        RBI: to review and improve the customer            69)   From which country the Union Cabinet has
        service in the banks.                                    signed the GSPA agreement: Turkmenistan
                                                           70)   Government as increased interest rates on
                                                                 General Provident Fund, GPF to ________
MAY 2012                                                         from 8.6% at present: 8.8 percent
53)     India accounts for roughly ______ percent of       71)   Which scheme SEBI has asked the government
        total global arms imports: 10                            to route tax saving through mutual funds:
                                                                 Rajiv Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme
54)     Government has introduced tax collection at
        source norms which make it mandatory for           72)   India and Japan signed ________ agreement,
        sellers of which item to collect tax at the time         aimed at eliminating tariff on majority of
        of selling their item: Gold bars / Coins for             products traded between the countries: CEPA
        more than Rs. 2 lacs                                     (Compressive      Economic     Partnership
                                                                 Agreement)
55)     Which organization has announced its plans to
        setup 1000 ATMs: Department of Posts               73)   Reserve Bank of India will offer swap
                                                                 arrangement of ________ billion dollars both
56)     Government has postponed implementation of
                                                                 in foreign currency and Indian currency to
        General Anti-Avoidance Rules from 1st April,
                                                                 SAARC nations: Two
        2012 to what date: 1st April, 2013
                                                           74)   The petroleum and natural gas ministry has
57)     The government is promoting a new Pension
                                                                 slapped a hefty penalty over US $1 billion on
        and Life Insurance Fund (PILF) scheme in a
                                                                 which company: Reliance Industries Ltd.
        bid to provide financial security to which
        segment of workers: Poor Indians working           75)   India Green House Gas (GHG) emissions rose

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        by: 4.2 percent to 1.3 billion tonnes of           91)    RBI has recently removed restrictions imposed
        carbon dioxide                                            on charging of penalty on premature payment
76)     4G services has been launched by which                    which type of deposits: Term Deposits
        company and where: Bharti Airtel, Kolkata          92)    Name the banks whose ratings have been
77)     The Indian government is committed to                     downgraded by the Moody’s Investors Service
        bringing down subsidies to below ______                   : ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank
        percent of the its gross domestic product          93)    The RBI has projected what percent growth in
        (GDP): two                                                aggregate deposits of scheduled commercial
78)     As per the 66th round of national sample                  banks for the financial year: 17%
        survey, how much percent of India’s rural          94)    RBI has directed banks to ensure that currency
        population lives on less than Rs. 35 per day:             notes in the denominations of ________
        60%                                                       should not be put into recirculation without the
79)     The government has decided to allow export                notes    being     machine     processed      for
        of ____ tonnes of sugar: 1 million                        authenticity: Rs. 100 and above
80)     Government has decided to cut crude oil            95)    Deposits growth slowed down to what percent
        import from which country by 11% to 15.5                  as depositors moved to gold and real estate
        million tonnes in 2011– 2012: Iran                        for inflation adjusted returns due to which
                                                                  banks could not cut rates : 13.93%
81)     India has decided convert 200 million US
        dollars  as  grant  to   which   country:          96)    In order to revise the Kisan Credit Card (KCC)
        Bangladesh                                                scheme, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has
                                                                  asked the banks to issue smart card cum debit
82)     Axis Bank has established a partnership to
                                                                  card to farmers. Name the institution which
        introduce mobile banking and payment
                                                                  will design the card of the KCC? : National
        services in India with which company: Bharti
                                                                  Payments corporation of India (NPCI)
        Airtel
                                                           97)    Name the bill which has been introduced in the
83)     Government recently appointed a technical
                                                                  Lok Sabha to transfer share holding of the
        panel under Chairmanship of Dr. C.
                                                                  country’s central bank (RBI) in the National
        Rangarajan for what purpose: To review the
                                                                  Housing Bank to the centre – National
        methodology of fixing poverty line
                                                                  Housing Bank (Amendment Bill, 2012)
84)     Fixation of poverty line at present is done as
                                                           98)    Government has decided to exempt foreign
        per the methodology suggested by ________
                                                                  banks from paying tax for setting up local units
        committee: Suresh Tendulkar
                                                                  as it looks to ring-fence such units against
85)     The interest rate on Special Deposit Scheme               _________: External Economic Shocks
        and State Provident Funds has been revised to
                                                           99)    The Microfinance institution (Development and
        ____: 8.8%
                                                                  Regulation) bill has been approved by the
86)     Which Indian Bank has launched a real time                Govt. As per this bill Micro Finance institution
        International account to account money                    are required to be registered with which
        transfer service from any way in the world to             organization: RBI
        any bank in India: Federal Bank
                                                           100)   In order to increase the availability of funds for
87)     As per new relaxed norms for inward foreign               exporters , RBI has decided to allow banks to
        investment by individual overseas investors,              determine their interest rates on export credit
        they have been allowed to invest up to $_____             in foreign currency with effect from which
        billion in India’s debt and corporate bond                date: May 5, 2012
        market: One
                                                           101)   The Reserve Bank has revised the interest rate
88)     Government has announced restructuring of                 ceiling on NRI deposits in foreign currencies
        loans amounting to Rs. 35000 cr for units of              upto what percent above LIBOR: 3%
        which industry: Textiles
                                                           102)   Interest rate ceiling on which deposits of
89)     The Finance Ministry has directed all state-run           banks have been raised from 125 basis points
        banks to ensure that every household has at               above the corresponding LIBOR: Foreign
        least one ______________ account by the end               Currency Non – Resident (FCNR)
        of June: Savings Bank
                                                           103)   The RBI has allowed Non-Resident Indians
90)     Which public sector bank plans to float a dollar          (NRIs) to transfer funds from Non Resident
        one billion debt bond issue to finance its                ordinary (NRO) account to which account:
        expansion plans: State Bank of India                      Non Resident External Account

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104)    In case of Non Resident External Account                    dollar 11 billion: IMF
        (NRE) only NRI’s can become joint account            120)   From April 1, 2012, Validity of cheques / pay
        holders but for non –resident ordinary (NRO)                orders has been reduced to what period:
        account who can become the joint account                    Three months
        holders: both resident and non –resident
                                                             121)   General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) are
105)    NRI inflows jump 3 times in 2011-12. It has                 related to which government department:
        been trebled to what amount: $ 11 billion.                  Income Tax Authorities
106)    The RBI has issued the final guidelines for          122)   Global rating agency Fitch says that the Indian
        implementation of Basel III norms. It would be              economy is projected to grow at ______per
        effective from January 1,2013 and are to be                 cent in 2012-13: 7.5
        fully implemented by what time: March
                                                             123)   Government as introduced a new column in
        31,2018
                                                                    the income tax return where in assesses are
107)    Where is the headquarter of the Bank for                    required to furnish details of their _____
        International Settlements located: Basel,                   assets: Foreign
        Switzerland
                                                             124)   Government has approved to raise voting
108)    In which year Basel III guidelines were issued              rights of shareholders of private banks from
        – 2010                                                      10% at present to _______ percent: 26
109)    The three day meeting of the World Economic          125)   Government has decided to refund the amount
        Forum on Africa was held at which place:                    of loss suffered by banks for opening branches
        Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia                            in which area: North Eastern States
110)    The Reserve Bank is holding gold reserves of         126)   Government has made it mandatory for
        557.75 tonne. This is what percent of foreign               individuals with income of over Rs ______
        exchange reserves: 9.2%                                     lakhs to file their tax returns for 2011-12
111)    Which bank has become the largest provider                  electronically. 10
        of housing loans, crossing a record of Rs. 1 lac     127)   Government has setup a committee headed by
        crore and has covered more than 20 lacs                     _______ to revise the WPI to take into
        families: State Bank of India                               account structural changes in the economy
112)    Which South Korea based bank has launched                   since 2004-05. Saumitra Chaudhuri
        its first branch in India: Woori Bank                128)   Government plans to replace Income Tax Act
113)    In which city, South Korea based Woori Bank                 with which new law: Direct Tax Code
        has launched its first branch in India :             129)   Government plans to set up 10 Spice Parks by
        Chennai                                                     the end of this year for what purpose: To
114)    SBI has planned to merge which two                          promote export of spices
        subsidiaries with itself by the end of this year.:   130)   General Anti-Avoidance Rule will now be
        State Bank of Hyderabad and State Bank                      applicable from which date: April 1, 2013
        of Patiala
                                                             131)   Government proposes to implement new tax
115)    Which state has been selected for the national              law DTC by what date: 01-04-2013
        award for e-governance instituted by Union
                                                             132)   India has extended for 6 months the anti-
        Govt. for 2011-12: Rajasthan
                                                                    dumping duty levied on imports of non-radial
                                                                    tyres from which countries: China &
APRIL 2012                                                          Thailand
                                                             133)   India has imposed anti-dumping duty on cheap
116)    As per SEBI guidelines, promoters cannot have
                                                                    imports of which product from Israel and
        more than ____% of the share holding in the
                                                                    Taiwan: Phosphoric Acid
        public ltd companies. 75
                                                             134)   India recorded a highest ever trade deficit of $
117)    As per World Health Organization data, which
                                                                    _____ billion in the year ending 31st March,
        country accounts for highest number of deaths
                                                                    2012: 185
        by measles disease: India
                                                             135)   India’s food grain production is expected to be
118)    First Rand Bank which started its retail and
                                                                    an all time high of over _____ million tonnes in
        commercial banking operations in India
                                                                    2011-12 crop year: 252
        recently, is from which country: South Africa
                                                             136)   India's merchandise exports increased 21 per
119)    For which international organization India has
                                                                    cent year-on-year to reach ________billion in
        decided to increase its share of contribution to

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        2011-12. $303.7                                     153)   The finance ministry has allowed what new
137)    IT exports from India totaled about $ 70 billion           facility to the Banks on their ATMs:
        during 2011-12 constituting roughly ______                 Advertising of their products
        percentage of total exports: 23                     154)   The Fiscal Policy of a country is related to
138)    Name the organization which formulates and                 ______: Government Expenditure
        implements the monetary policy in India: RBI        155)   The General Anti-Avoidance Rules are part of
139)    Name the policy which controls and regulates               which proposed law: Direct Taxes Code
        the level of money supply in the country:           156)   The interest rate on Employees’ Provident
        Monitory Policy                                            Fund has been increased to __percent for the
140)    Name the state that has imposed a ban on                   current fiscal: 8.8
        import of wheat from its neighbouring states:       157)   The National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)
        Haryana                                                    aims at raising the number of women cover
141)    Of the three heavily subsidiesed items – LPG,              under self–help groups (SHGs) from three
        Kerosene and Diesel, which is being                        crore at present to ______crore in next five
        considered for price de-regulation: Diesel                 years: 7
142)    RBI has asked banks not to levy any                 158)   The Reserve Bank has pegged the quantum of
        foreclosure charges or pre-payment penalties               intervention through Market Stabilisation
        on what type of loan accounts: Home Loans                  Scheme (MSS) at Rs.__________crore to help
                                                                   manage excess liquidity during the course of
143)    RBI has asked banks to allot a UCIC to all
                                                                   the year.: 50,000
        existing individual customers. What is UCIC:
        Unique Customer Identification Code                 159)   The term ‘forward trading’ is from which field:
                                                                   Capital Markets
144)    RBI has cut repo rate for the first time in three
        years down to _______ percent: 8                    160)   The term P Note refers to what item and it is
                                                                   from which sector: Participatory Note,
145)    RBI has made it mandatory for all bank to
                                                                   Capital Market
        print the MICR and IFSC code on the pass
        book and account statement of customers. Use        161)   Under Market Stabilisation Scheme, what is the
        of MICR and IFSC is mandatory for which                    function of RBI: To absorb liquidity by
        transactions: MICR for ECS and IFSC for                    issuing treasury bills / securities
        RTGS / NEFT                                         162)   Under new guidelines from TRAI Mobile
146)    Recently global rating agency Standard &                   companies are required to complete banking
        Poor’s (S & P) has scaled down India’s credit              transactions within _____ seconds: 10
        rating    outlook     from    ‘stable’    to        163)   What is the full form of term MSS and which
        _______:Negative                                           organization is linked with it: Market
147)    SEBI has recently issued what new guideline in             Stabilisation Scheme, RBI
        context of listing of stock exchanges: Now          164)   What is the recent RBI guidelines in context of
        they can be listed                                         facilitating account transferability: Banks
148)    Shareholders of which government sector                    need not insist for fresh KYC norms
        undertaking have approved its decision for          165)   Whenever there is a difference in cash
        conversion into a public limited company:                  received from an ATM and amount debited to
        Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited.                             the account, the transaction is called ______:
149)    Standard & Poor’s recently down graded ____                ATM fail transaction
        number of Indian banks and financial                166)   Which are the two main sectors covered under
        institutions from stable to negative: 11                   priority sector lending: Agriculture and
150)    The Asian Development Bank has forecast                    Small business / Industry
        ______% growth for the country in the current       167)   Which financial institution of India has
        fiscal. 7                                                  launched the new card payment gateway –
151)    The CRISIL has released a new monthly                      RuPay Card: National Payment Corpration
        inflation index – the Crisil Core Inflation                of India
        Indicator (CCII) based on which index: WPI          168)   Which govt department has plans to set up
152)    The empowered committee of state Finance                   1000 ATMs across the country: India Post
        Ministers headed by Sushil Modi is meant for        169)   Which group of nations recently passed a
        what purpose: Implementation of GST                        resolution to setup a development bank of

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        their own: BRICS                                           not have toilet facilities: 47%
170)    Which Indian corporate has received loan of $       185)   Name the committee who recommended the
        103 million from ADB for setting up a 100 MW               methodology followed in fixing the present
        solar power plant in Rajasthan: Reliance                   poverty line: Late. Suresh Tendulkar
        Power                                                      Committee
171)    Which Indian trade organization has started an      186)   As per latest estimates released by the
        international business launch in New Delhi                 Planning Commission, what is the cut off point
        aimed at catering to the rising demand for                 for per day expenditure for deciding poverty
        bilateral trade negotiations and business                  line in rural areas: Rs. 22.43
        meets:       India     Trade      Promotion         187)   As per latest estimates released by the
        Organization                                               Planning Commission, what is the cut off point
172)    Which is the most popular loan product under               for per day expenditure for deciding poverty
        the retail banking segment: Home Loans                     line in urban areas: Rs. 28.65
173)    Which neighbouring country has agreed to            188)   As per latest estimates released by the
        allow opening of bank branches in each other               Planning Commission, what is the percentage
        area, after a gap of almost 47 years: Pakistan             of population living below poverty line in India
174)    Which sector of transport has been recently                in 2009-10: 29.8%
        allowed external commercial borrowings to the       189)   Name the Ministry / Authority which released
        tune of $ 1 billion: Domestic Airlines                     is the latest data for poverty line: Planning
175)    Which state has introduced entry tax on the                Commission
        goods passing through its area: West Bengal         190)   On average, India will spend around _____
176)    Which two items are responsible for causing                percent of its GDP on subsidies towards food,
        steep increase in trade deficit of India:                  oil and fertilizers during 2012-13: 2%
        Petroleum and Gold                                  191)   Govt. of India has slashed rate of interest on
177)    With effect from April 1, 2012 all government              Provident Fund accounts for the year 2011-12
        payments above Rs. _______will be credited                 to __________% from 9.5% in 2010-11:
        directly to the bank account of the payee to               8.25%
        ensure transparency and accountability in           192)   Government has approved establishment of
        public dealings: 25000                                     Credit Risk Guarantee Fund Trust with an
                                                                   initial corpus of Rs. 1200 crore for what
                                                                   purpose: for promoting low income
MARCH 2012                                                         housing
178)    What is the quantity of food grains that has to     193)   Write the full form of CRGFT: Credit Risk
        be given every month to the poor senior                    Guarantee Fund Trust
        citizens under the Annapurna Scheme: 10 kg          194)   For which industry government has approved
179)    Name the scheme that provides for free of                  establishment of Rs. 600 crore cluster
        cost distribution of 10 kgs of food grains, every          development scheme: Leather goods
        month to the senior citizens: Annapurna             195)   Recently Government of India announced a
        Scheme                                                     negative list of _______services on which
180)    Name the government scheme that aims at                    service tax will not be payable and all other
        providing 35 kg of food grains per month / per             services will attract service tax. 17
        family at subsidised rates: Antyodaya Anna          196)   Name the new company that has been formed
        Yojana                                                     to take over the assets of Special Undertaking
181)    The proposed food security bill aims at                    of UTI: National Asset Management
        covering what percentage of rural population:              Company
        75%                                                 197)   The National Commission for Protection of
182)    The proposed food security bill aims at                    Child Rights, NCPCR recently unveiled which
        covering what percentage of urban population:              guidelines for school children: to eliminate
        50%                                                        physical punishment of children
183)    As per Global Hunger Index 2010, what is the        198)   Write the full form of NMIZ: National
        rank of India: 67th                                        Manufacturing Investment Zone
184)    As per latest data released for census 2011,        199)   What are the biometric features approved by
        what percentage of country’s households do                 the Govt of India for the purpose of Aadhaar

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        Cards: 10 finger prints and iris scan             215)   Who is Business Correspondent and what is his
200)    Bringing Green Revolution in Eastern India               function? Agent of a Bank, providing
        (BGREI) scheme is the sub scheme of which                banking services
        larger agricultural project of India: Rashtriya   216)   As per RBI directives, at least _____per cent of
        Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)                               all the branches opened by a bank in a given
201)    Government has decided to increase the target            year should be opened in unbanked areas with
        of farm loans for the banks from Rs. 4,75,000            population of less than 10,000: 25
        crore in previous year to Rs. _____ for the       217)   As per budget announcement for 2012-13,
        year 2012-13: Rs. 5,75,000 crore                         what is the target of growth rate for GDP:
202)    Name the foreign bank that has participated in           7.6%
        setting up first Infrastructure Development       218)   Government of India has decided that fiscal
        Fund of India for about dollar 2 billion: Citi           deficit for the year 2012-13 should not exceed
        Bank                                                     ____ percentage of GDP: 5.1
203)    The scam tainted IT company Mahindra              219)   As per budget estimates for 2012-13, GDP of
        Satyanm has recently being merged with                   India is estimated to be around Rs. ______ :
        which other company: Tech Mahindra                       101.60 trillion
204)    Which is the most common criteria used by
        banks to classify a loan account as NPA. If
        the payment of interest /installment is
                                                          FEBRUARY 2012
        delayed beyond 90 days                            220)   3% interest subvention is available on timey
205)    RBI has decided to increase its coverage for             repayment of farm loans of upto which
        auditing of which type of bank branches.                 amount: Rs. 3 lacs
        Overseas Branches                                 221)   A recent RBI panel proposes to raise limit of
206)    Name the Act that empowers RBI to inspect                education loan for studies in India from Rs. 10
        any of the bank branches. Banking                        lacs at present to Rs. ____: 15 lakhs
        Regulation Act, 1949, Section 35                  222)   A recent RBI panel proposes to raise limit of
207)    Recently, RBI decreased the Cash Reserve                 education loan for studies abroad from Rs. 20
        Ratio by 75 basis points to 4.75%.                       lacs at present to Rs. ____ lacs: 25 lakhs
        Approximately how much funds are released         223)   As per a survey conducted by Economic
        as a result of 100 basis points reduction in             Intelligence Unit, which Indian city has been
        CRR. Rs 64,000 crores                                    ranked second least expensive city in the
208)     Banks are required to observe a CRR of                  world: Mumbai
        4.75% of what item/head. Of their total           224)   As per Central Statistical Office, the growth
        deposits                                                 rate of economy in 2011-12 is likely to be
209)    In banking parlance, how do the banks term               _______: 6.9%
        their total deposits? Total Demand and            225)   As per Bharat Nirman, the target for
        Time Liabilities                                         Teledensity in rural areas has been fixed at –
210)    In what form and where banks can keep their              40%
        funds blocked under CRR. Only in cash,            226)   As per government guidelines, banks must
        with RBI                                                 allocate _______percent of their total loans to
211)    RBI has established which office to handle the           minority sector beneficiaries.: 15
        customer complaints against banks. Banking        227)   As per law which accounts are classified as
        Ombudsman                                                unclaimed accounts: In which there is no
212)    Name the bank which has launched India’s                 transaction for over 10 years
        first online portal for retail customers for      228)   As per RBI directives __________ of total
        trading in govt securities / bonds etc. IDBI             loans of foreign banks must be given to
        Bank                                                     priority sector: 32%
213)    Finance ministry has announced that               229)   As per RBI guidelines, what exemption has
        recruitment for ________ banks will also now             been granted to property deals by NRIs: Their
        be done through IBPS.: Regional Rural                    reporting is not necessary to RBI
        Banks (RRB)
                                                          230)   As per RBI norms, details of cash receipts /
214)    What is the full form of IBPS: Institute for             payments of Rs. ____ lakhs and above have to
        Banking Personnel Selection                              be reported to Financial Intelligence Unit by all

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        the banks: 10                                              exports are _______ than imports: Less
231)    As per recent data from TRAI, Teledensity of        247)   In the new CPI series which item have largest
        India is: 76.86%                                           representation with 49.71% weightage: Food
232)    As per recent government data the per capita               Items
        income in India in 2010-11 was estimated at         248)   M1, M2, M3 are the measures of which item in
        Rs. – 53,331                                               the country: Money Supply
233)    Banks are required to give ________ percent         249)   Name the index which measures the output of
        of their total loans to the agriculture sector:            mining and manufacturing sectors: Index of
        18                                                         Industrial Production (IIP)
234)    Central Statistics Office recently revised the      250)   Name the scheme which aims at creating a
        growth rate estimates for the year 2010-11 to              slum free India by 2014: Rajiv Awas Yojana
        _______ from earlier estimate of 8.5% -             251)   On an average what is the contribution of
        8.4%                                                       services sector to the India’s GDP: 59%
235)    Economy of any country comprises 3 major            252)   RBI has re-aligned the bank rate with which
        sectors viz Primary Secondary and Tertiary.                other key rate: Marginal Standing Facility
        These three terms refer to which sectors in
        simple         language:      Agriculture,          253)   What is the number of Deputy Governors in
        Manufacturing and Services                                 the Management of RBI: 4

236)    For what purpose government has developed a         254)   RBI has setup MV Nair Committee was setup
        new index called CRIS: To measure a                        for what purpose: For review of Priority
        country economic performance vis-à-vis                     sector lending
        other nations                                       255)   RBI panel proposes to raise priority sector
237)    Government had decided to sell 5% of its                   lending targets for foreign banks from 32% at
        stake in which ‘Maharatna’ public sector                   present to _____%: 40
        undertaking: ONGC                                   256)   RBI recently allowed setting up of white label
238)    Government has decided to subscribe to                     ATMs. What does it implies: Now even non
        preferential equity shares of which two big                bank companies can set up ATMs
        banks: SBI and PNB                                  257)   Recently 17 largest PSUs of India gave a
239)    Government has launched a multimedia                       commitment to the government to invest Rs.
        campaign named ‘Swabhiman’ for what                        ________ thousands crore.: 140
        purpose: To promote financial inclusion             258)   Recently collection of data under AADHAAR
240)    Government of India has changed the                        Scheme was suspended as it was found that
        frequency of release of WPI and CPI from                   work was duplication of data being collected
        weekly to ___: Monthly                                     by another govt. organization. Name this other
                                                                   government        organization:     National
241)    Government of India has decided to set up a                Population Register
        national council for efficient handling of issues
        related to welfare of which category of people:     259)   The government has asked banks to provide
        Senior Citizens                                            post harvest loans to the farmers at a
                                                                   subsidized rate of ________ : 7%
242)    Government offers 3% interest subvention on
        farm loans for what purpose: Timely                 260)   The national infant mortality rate for urban
        repayment of loan                                          area has come down from 34 to ______:31

243)    Government proposes to promote ‘Ayush’              261)   The national infant mortality rate has reduced
        system to improve availability of Health                   from 50 to ______:47
        Services in the Country. What is Ayush:             262)   To check money laundering, which norms are
        Ayurved, Yoga, Yunani, Siddha and                          implemented by banks : KYC norms
        Homeopathy                                          263)   What is the targets to be achieved under
244)    How do we define infant mortality rate:                    multimedia campaign Swabhiman: Opening
        Number of infant deaths per 1000 live                      of 5 crore accounts in 73000 unbanked
        births                                                     villages by 31.3.12
245)    How many Millennium Development Goals               264)   What is the average contribution of agriculture
        have been set up by UNO: 8                                 sector in the GDP of India: 17 percent
246)    If a country is having trade deficit it means its   265)   What is the average contribution of
                                                                   manufacturing sector in the GDP of India: 28
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        percent                                                   World Bank: Jim Yong Kim
266)    What is the base year of the revised consumer       4)    Name the writer of the book ”The
        price index: 2010                                         Householder”:Amitabh Bagchi
267)    What is the full form of CRIS :Comparative          5)    Name an Egyptian president who was found
        Rating Index for Sovereigns                               guilty of killing of over 800 protesters and was
268)    What is the minimum percentage of equity                  sentenced to life imprisonment: Hosni
        that government must hold in a Public Sector              Mubarak
        Undertaking (PSU): 51%                              6)    Name the US Defence Secretary, who was in
269)    What is the rate of interest offered by RBI on            new Delhi for a two day visit to India: Leon
        cash kept with it by banks: Nil                           Panetta
270)    What was the target of exports for the year         7)    _______ has been appointed the new Chief
        2011-12: $300 billion                                     Election Commissioner of India: V.S.Sampath
271)    Which act defines an Unclaimed Account in a         8)    Name the person who has been selected to
        Bank : Banking Regulation Act                             take over as the new Chief of the Indian Navy
                                                                  from Sh. Nirmal Verma: Devender Kumar
272)    Which Bank has launched a Mobile Banking                  Joshi
        Van Project-‘Bank on Wheel’ in Nagaland: SBI
                                                            9)    Name the Former President of Liberia who was
273)    Which bank proposes to launch countries first             sentenced to jail by a UN backed war crimes
        Infrastructure Debt Fund to raise $ 5 billion for         court for arming rebels in Sierra Leone in
        building roads, ports and airports.: IDBI Bank            return for “blood diamonds”: Charles Taylor
274)    Which card is being issued by National              10)   Name the Sri Lanka’s star pacer who has been
        Population Register: Resident Identity Card               chosen by the ICC , as the official Event
275)    Which category of units are eligible for                  Ambassador for the World T-20
        financing under priority sector: Micro and                Championship: Lasith Malinga
        Small units (As defined under MSMED                 11)   Name the two Indian players who have won
        Act)                                                      their second Grand Slam title and first French
276)    Which city in India has recorded highest per              open trophy together in the mixed doubles
        capita income: Delhi                                      final of French open at Paris: Sania Mirza
277)    Which public sector bank has offered 5% of its            and Mahesh Bhupati
        paid up capital to LIC of India: Punjab &           12)   Who is the founder of Microsoft: Bill Gates
        Sind Bank                                           13)   Name the Internationally acclaimed Indian
278)    Which sector of economy recorded highest                  sand artist who has won the first prize in the
        growth of 9.3% in 2010-11: Services                       Copenhagen International Sand Sculpture
279)    As per recent guidelines from Ministry of                 Championship: Sudarshan Patnaik
        Finance, persons with total income of up to Rs.     14)   Name the International tennis player who has
        ____ need not file income tax return: 5 Lacs              become the 10th woman in tennis history to
280)    What is the denomination of the coin to be                win all four Grand Slam titles: Maria
        issued by Reserve Bank of India to                        Sharapova ( Russia)
        commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of          15)   Who has been appointed as a Chairman of LIC
        Shahid Bhagat Singh: Rs. 5                                of India: D.K. Mehrotra
                                                            16)   Name the Swiss adventurer who has flown his
                                                                  way into the record books by completing the
PERSONS / AWARDS                                                  world’s first international flight in a giant solar
                                                                  powered plane-Solar Impulse: Bertrand
JUNE 2012                                                         Piccard
1)      Name the former England skipper who has             17)   Name the writers of the book ‘Reverse
        recently announced his retirement from                    Innovation’: Govindarajan and Chris
        International cricket and T-20:Kevin                      Trimble
        Pietersen                                           18)   Which actress has received the IIFA 2012 best
2)      Who has won the year’s prestigious Spelling               actress award: Vidya Balan
        Bee Competition held in USA: Snigdha                19)   Who has been awarded the best director for
        Nandipati                                                 the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara at IIFA
3)      Who is the recently appointed president of the
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        2012 awards: Zoya Akhtar                                     Leader
20)     Sachin Tendulkar was presented with which              36)   Alok Misra (CMD of Bank of India) has recently
        award at Dubai for completing a century of                   been appointed as Chairman of which
        100 international hundreds: Wisden India                     organisation: Indian Banks’ Association
        Outstanding Achievement Award                          37)   Who has recently won the U.S. Open Golf
21)     Name the writer of the book ‘Confront and                    Championship held at San Francisco: Webb
        Conceal’: David Sanger                                       Simpson(USA)
22)     Name the recently elected         President       of   38)   Who is the author of the book” End This
        Albania: Bujar Nishani                                       Depression Now”: Paul Krugman
23)     Name the player who has clinched a record              39)   The recently elected Prime Minister of Greece
        seventh French Open tennis title defeating                   is: Antonis Samaras
        world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia at           40)   Sekhar Basu has recently been appointed as
        Paris: Rafael Nadal (Spain)                                  the Director of which institution: Bhabha
24)     Name the Chairman and Managing Director of                   Atomic Research Centre (BARC)
        BEML who has been suspended on the                     41)   “The Company of Women” is written by:
        recommendation of the CBI to ensure fair                     Khushwant Singh
        investigation into the Tatra truck deal: V.R.S.
        Natarajan                                              42)   Name the notorious Chief Ranvir Sena ,a
                                                                     militia of upper castes of central Bihar, who
25)     Who is the winner of the Indonesia Open                      was shot dead recently: Brahmeshwar
        Super Series title in Badminton held in                      Singh
        Jakarta, Indonesia:
                                                               43)   Name the Indian women who has qualified for
26)     Saina Nehwal                                                 the Olympics in the grueling 3,000-m track
27)     Saina Nehwal won the Indonesia Open Super                    event, breaking the women’s steeplechase
        Series title   beating______: Xuenui Li,                     national record at a European circuit meet in
        China                                                        Spain: Sudha Singh
28)     Name the Chinese pilot who recently got the            44)   The book English August has been written by:
        honour to become China’s first woman                         Upamanyu Chatterjee
        astronaut and world’s 57th space woman when            45)   Who has recently been conferred with the
        she went up in spaceship Shenzhou-9: Liu                     Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012, the
        Yang                                                         highest civilian honour given in the US: Bob
29)     Name the India-born legendary ghazal                         Dylan
        maestro from Pakistan who passed away                  46)   Who has been recently appointed as the new
        recently: Mehdi Hassan                                       26th Supreme Court judge: Justice Madan
30)     In which country the Islamist Muslim                         Bhimarao Lokur
        Brotherhood (political party) has claimed a            47)   The Unfinished Memoirs is written by Sheikh
        victory for Mohammed Mursi in the presidential               Mujibur Rehman. Who was he: Founder and
        elections: Egypt                                             first President of Bangladesh
31)     Harmeet Desai, the first Indian to win the             48)   Name the newly elected Prime Minister of
        Brazil Open table tennis held in Santos, Brazil              Pakistan: Raja Parvez Ashraf (Pakistan
        has grabbed the title by                                     people’s Party)
        defeating_____________: Belgian Cedric
        Nuytin                                                 49)   Name the president of Paraguay who has
                                                                     been impeached by the parliament over his
32)     Name an Israeli scientist who has received                   poor handling of a deadly land dispute:
        World Food Prize2012, for his radically                      Fernando Lugo
        innovative way of bringing water to crops in
        arid and dry-land regions: Daniel Hillel               50)   Who has been awarded the prestigious
                                                                     Lifetime Achievement Award by Rockfeller
33)     Who has recently been sworn in as the Chief                  Foundation, New York: Ratan Tata,
        Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court:              Chairman, Tata Sons (for his innovation in
        Fatou Bensouda (lawyer) of Gambia                            philanthropy)
34)     Who had created the first model of the Apple           51)   The noted film director and writer Nora
        Computer: Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs                       Ephron, who passed away recently, is from
35)     Dipankar Mukherjee who passed away recently                  which country: USA
        was a renowned ___________: Trade Union
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                                                                Olympic Committee – Jacques Rogge
MAY 2012                                                  70)   Who is the Editor in Chief of the Guinness
                                                                Book of World records – Craig Glanday
52)     Name the noted journalist who was appointed
        as  one of the three interlocutor for the         71)   Mr ________ has been appointed as new
        Kashmir review: Dileep Padgaonkar                       chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of
                                                                India (TRAI) : Mr Rahul Khullar
53)     Mr. Pranab Mukherjee as recently been elected
        as Chairman of Board of Governors which           72)   Who has been appointed chairman of Atomic
        organization: Asian Development Bank                    Energy Commission: Mr Ratan Kumar Sinha
54)     Name the film that recently won the               73)   Mr. Goolam E. Vahanvati has been reappointed
        prestigious Palme d’Or award for best picture           for two years as: Attorney General of
        at Cannes film festival: Love                           India
55)     Palme d’Or – the best film award is conferred     74)   Govt. of India has appointed _____ as
        by which film festival: Cannes Film Festival            Ambassador of Total Sanitation Campaign:
                                                                Miss Vidya Balan
56)     Who has won the Santosh Trophy for Football:
        Services                                          75)   Who has been elected as new of President in
                                                                France: Mr. Francois Hollande of Socialist
57)     Name the winner of Uber Cup for Women’s
                                                                party (He defeated Mr.Nicolas Sarkozy)
        Badminton: China
                                                          76)   The new Chief Executive Officer of
58)     At which place the recent UN Climate Change
                                                                International Cricket Council is _____ : Mr.
        Meeting was held: Germany
                                                                David Richardson
59)     Australian F1 racer Mark Webber won the
                                                          77)   Who has been elected as new President of
        Monaco Grand Prix recently. What was the
                                                                Serbia: Tomislav Nikolic
        name of his team: Red Bull
                                                          78)   Ms. Suchitra Sen an eminent actress has been
60)     Anshu Jain has recently been appointed as Co-
                                                                awarded: Highest award of West Bengal,
        CEO of which International Bank: Deustche
                                                                Banga Bhushan
        Bank
                                                          79)   “The Grand Cordon of the order of the Rising
61)     Who has been appointed as new Union
                                                                Sun” a Title by Japanese Govt. for contribution
        Commerce Secretary: SR Rao
                                                                in strengthening economic relations between
62)     Name the International Finance giant which              Japan and India has been awarded to: Mr.
        has recently been granted banking licence by            Ratan Tata
        RBI: Morgan Stanley
                                                          80)   The Book “The Chemistry Of Tears” has been
63)     Name the film personality who has been                  written by: Mr. Peter Carey.
        recently honoured with prestigious Excellence
                                                          81)   “The Best Thing About You Is You” is a book
        in Cinema Award by the South Asian Cinema
                                                                written by : Anupam Kher
        Foundation, London: Shyam Benegal
                                                          82)   “The Bridge: The rise and life of Barack
64)     Government has decided to hold International
                                                                Obama” is a book written by: David Remnick
        Film Festival of India (IFFI) annually at which
        place: Goa                                        83)   Name the women discus thrower who won
                                                                silver medal at Altius Track Crew Meet in
65)     Indian Computer Scientist, Pradeep Khosla has
                                                                Hawaii: Krishna Punia
        been appointed as chancellor of which
        international university:    University    of     84)   Name the player who won Asian Continental
        California                                              Chess Championship: Parimarjan Negi
66)     Name the veteran writer and Gandhian who          85)   Asian Continental chess championship was
        has returned his Padma Shri award to protest            held at: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
        against the auction of items belonging to         86)   Name the ‘archer’ who won her first world cup
        Gandhi ji – Giriraj Kishore                             individual gold medal at Antalya, Turkey:
67)     Who is the writer of the famous short story             Deepika Kumari
        ‘Toba Tek Singh’ – Saadat Hasan Manto.            87)   The new World Snooker Champion is : Rony
68)     Who is the Advisor to Prime Minister of India           O’Sullivan, (He defeated Alister Carter)
        on Public Information Infrastructure And          88)   Name the English club which won the Football
        Innovations – Sam Pitroda                               English Premier League Championship for the
69)     Who is the President of the International               first time in forty four years : Manchester
                                                                city
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89)     Name the famous film star and owner of            109)   Recently Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani
        Kolkata Knight Riders, who has been banned               visited India. He is head of which nation: Emir
        from entering Wankhede Stadium : Shah                    of Qatar
        Rukh Khan                                         110)   Recently, President of India nominated Anu
90)     Italian Open lawn Tennis Tournament 2012                 Aga to Rajya Sabha. She is from which field:
        has been won by : Rafael Nadal defeating                 Industrialist & Social worker
        Novak Djokovik                                    111)   Shiv Thapa 17 years old, is the youngest
91)     World Earth day is celebrated on : April 22              participant selected for ________ game in the
                                                                 Olympics: Boxing
92)     Press Freedom day is celebrated on : May 3rd
                                                          112)   The book titled ‘Can’t Is Not An Option: My
93)     World Hand Hygiene Day is celebrated on :                American Story’ has been written by: Nikki
        May 5                                                    Haley
94)     Anti Tobacco day is celebrated on : May 31st      113)   The Hindi novel “Teesri Tali” by Pradeep
95)     Name the lady, who is the oldest women (73               Saurabh has recently been awarded which
        years old)to scale Mount Everest : Ms.Tamae              prize: Indu Sharma Katha Samman –
        Watanabe of Japan                                        2012
96)     Name the person who has won the first place       114)   Zohra Sehgal recently celebrated her 100th
        in   International Song Writing Competition:             birthday. She is from which field: Theater
        Dilpreet Bhatia ( Tere Bin Dil)                          and Film Actress
                                                          115)   Marrgaret Alva has been appointed Governor
                                                                 of which state: Rajasthan
APRIL 2012
97)     ________ has been named chairman of the           MARCH 2012
        advisory board set up to investigate fraud
                                                          116)   Name the Comptroller and Auditor General of
        cases of financial institutions: Ms. Shyamala
                                                                 India: Vinod Rai
        Gopinath
                                                          117)   Name the director who has won national
98)     A commemorative stamp has been released to
                                                                 award for best director: Gurvinder Singh
        celebrate the birth centenary of which Indian
                                                          118)   Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee has
        ex President: R. Venkataraman
                                                                 been given which national award for his life
99)     Dr. K. Radha Krishnan is being credited for the
                                                                 time    contribution    to  Indian    Cinema:
        successful launch of RISAT – 1. Who is he:
                                                                 Dadasaheb Phalke Award
        Chairman of ISRO
                                                          119)   Who has won the national film award for best
100)    Dr. V. K. Saraswat was in news recently for
                                                                 actor: Girish Kulkarni
        what reasons: For success of Agni-V
                                                          120)   Who has been appointed as the new Railway
        Missile
                                                                 Minister of the India? Sh. Mukul Roy
101)    Falun Gong or Falun Dafa is the religious
                                                          121)   Mr. K Venkataramanan has been appointed MD
        group of which country: China
                                                                 and CEO of which corporate giant. Larsen &
102)    Name the author of the book Breakout
                                                                 Toubro
        Nations: Ruchir Sharma
                                                          122)   Name the newly appointed Chief of Indian
103)    Name the chairmen of UIDAI: Nandan
                                                                 Army Staff: Gen. Bikram Singh
        Nilekani
                                                          123)   Who has been elected as president of
104)    Name the Project Director responsible for
                                                                 Germany: Joachim Gauck
        successful launch of RISAT – 1: N Valarmathi
                                                          124)   Tamil writer A.A. Manavalan has been recently
105)    Name the sports women who is first Indian
                                                                 honoured with which award for his book on
        lady to qualify for Olympics for wrestling:
                                                                 Ramayana: Saraswati Samman
        Geeta Phogat
                                                          125)   Who is the author of the book Revolution
106)    Name the winner of Templeton prize for the
                                                                 2020: Chetan Bhagat
        year 2012: Dalai Lama
                                                          126)   Sachin Tendulkar achieved his historical 100th
107)    Name the winner of the 11th Asian Billiards
                                                                 century playing against Bangladesh. Name the
        Championship held at Panaji, Goa: Pankaj
                                                                 bowler who dismissed him: Abdut Razzak
        Advani
                                                          127)   As per Forbes magazine’s list of richest
108)    Partha Das Gupta Committee has been formed
                                                                 persons of world for 2012, who has been listed
        for development of which system: Green
                                                                 as richest Indian: Mukesh Ambani
        National Accounting System

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FEBRURAY 2012                                             147)   Name the Supreme Court Judge who has been
128)    Asunta Lakra has been named captain of                   nominated to represent India in International
        which national team for the Olympics:                    Court of Justice: Dalveer Bhandari
        Women’s Hockey                                    148)   Name the winner of 55th National Shotgun
129)    Josefina Vazquez Mota has been elected as                championship held at Delhi: Ajay Mittal
        first lady president of which country: Mexico     149)   Noted Hindi writer Ramdarash Mishra has been
130)    Joseph Kabila has been elected President of              conferred which award for his poetry book
        which country: Congo                                     ‘Aam Ke Patte’: Vyas Samman
131)    Laxman Das has been appointed chairman of         150)   Sauli Ninisto has been elected as president of
        which national organization: CBDT                        which country: Finland
132)    Mallikarjun Kharge Union Minister for Labour      151)   Shamim Ahmed Khan who passed away
        and Employment was awarded Pride of India                recently was a noted player of ___________:
        Award in which country: USA                              Sitar
133)    Mallikarjun Kharge Union Minister for Labour      152)   Sharda Dwivedi who passed away recently was
        and Employment was awarded Pride of India                a famous ______: Historian
        Award in which field: Public Service              153)   The controversial author Taslima Nasreen is
134)    My name is Gauhar Jaan – the book which                  from which country: Bangladesh
        won Sahitya Akademy Yuva Puraskar 2011,           154)   The controversial book Nirbasan (Exile) has
        has been written by : Vikram Sampath                     been written by : Taslima Nasreen
135)    Name the author of the book ‘A Better India,      155)   Vidya Sagar Nautiyal, eminent Hindi writer and
        A Better World’: N. R. Narayana Murthy                   communist leader was from which state:
136)    Name the eminent economist who has been                  Uttarakhand
        honoured with National medal of Arts and          156)   Which country has honoured Amartya Sen,
        Humanities award in USA: Prof. Amartya                   India-born Nobel laureate, for his efforts to
        Sen                                                      increase the understanding of fighting hunger
137)    Name the famous singer who lapped up 6                   and poverty: USA
        Grammy award for her performance: Adele           157)   Which film was selected for best film BAFTA
        Adkins                                                   award: The Artist
138)    Name the former Australian first-class pacer      158)   Who has been awarded V. Shantaram Life
        who will take over as the Indian cricket team's          Time Achievement Award at the Mumbai
        bowling coach: Joe Dawes                                 International Film Festival 2012.: Mike
139)    Name the Germen President who resigned                   Pandey
        recently: Christian Wulff                         159)   Who is the chairman of the National
140)    Name the Grammy winning legendary singer-                Innovation Council of India: Sam Pitroda
        actress and heart throb of the 80's from USA
        who passed away recently: Whitney

141)
        Houston
        Name the India born jazz music conductor who
                                                          MISCELLANEOUS
        has been honourd by Israel: Zubin Mehta           JUNE 2012
142)    Name the noted cricketer of India who has         1)     Which country has beaten Argentina to win
        recently been inducted into the ICC Cricket              Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2012: New Zealand
        Hall of Fame: Sunil Gavaskar                      2)     Which state has clinched both the boys and
143)    Name the noted Urdu Poet and Gyanpith                    girls titles in the 63rd National Junior Basketball
        award winner who passed away recently:                   Championship          held     at      Puducherry:
        Akhlaq Shaharyar                                         Chhattisgarh
144)    Name the politician who has authored the          3)     Where was Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
        book      Poriborton    (The    Change):Mamta            Summit recently held: Beijing
        Benerjee                                          4)     Name the island from where newly built
145)    Name the popular English novelist whose                  satellite GSAT-7 (made by ISRO) will be
        200th birth anniversary is being celebrated in           launched by an Ariane-5 rocket: Kouron
        UK: Charles Dickens                                      Island in French Guiana
146)    Name the President of Maldives who was            5)     Name the countries which are still in the
        dethroned in a coup by security forces:                  WHO’s          polio endemic list: Pakistan,
        Mohammad Nasheed                                         Afghanistan, Nigeria
                                                          6)     Which country has recently sought help from
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        India to fight polio: Pakistan                           Inspire the Generation”
7)      What ways has been discussed in a three day        23)   The European Southern Observatory has
        meeting of experts from 16 countries, which              decided to set up the European Extremely
        would radically reduce cargo transportation              Large Telescope, the E-ELT in__________:
        time between India ,Central Asia and Russia:             Chile
        International North South Transport                24)   Which two countries have signed a
        Corridor (INSTC)                                         Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to
8)      On which day world environment day is                    enhance co-operation in road transportation:
        celebrated: 5th June                                     India and Canada
9)      Name the manufacturer of tobacco cessation         25)   The United Nations Conference on Sustainable
        products which has launched a ‘National                  Development was held at ____________: Rio
        Tobacco Cessation Quit Line’ to mark the                 de Janeiro, Brazil
        World No Tobacco Day: Nicorette                    26)   What is the another name for The United
10)     Name the foundation which is set to design               Nations      Conference       on      Sustainable
        the toilet that does not require running water           Development: Rio+20 or Rio Earth Summit
        and whose cost is very low: Bill and Melinda             2012
        Gates                                              27)   What is the full form of NCLP: National Child
11)     Which country has been under a state of                  Labour Project
        emergency continuously since President Anwar       28)   Name the sixth and the last of the Nilgiri class
        Sadat’s assassination in 1981 and recently it            of frigates, which was damaged in an accident
        came to an end on May 31 as its last renewal             last    year     and     has     recently   been
        expired: Egypt                                           decommissioned: INS Vindhyagiri
12)     Name the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile        29)   As per survey of 214 cities worldwide Global
        ,ICBM which has been successfully test fired             HR services firm Mercer has ranked Tokyo as
        by the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces                   the most expensive ,while ___________ is the
        (RVSN): Topol RS-12M                                     least costly place for expatriates: Karachi
13)     Houla, a village where grisly massacre took        30)   Which country has announced a 10 bn USD
        place and it led to worldwide condemnation is            contribution to the IMF to help the debt –
        in which country: Syria                                  wrecked 17-nation eurozone: India
14)     ______________, the newly refurbished              31)   Indu Chaudhary and Sakshi Malik who have
        aircraft carrier has recently been took to the           won the gold medal in the 44 kg and 63 kg
        sea from Sevmash shipyard in Russia: INS                 weight categories in the Asian Junior Wrestling
        Vikramaditya                                             Championship           was         held       at:
15)     Name the original name of INS Vikramaditya ,             Almaty,Kazakhstan
        which has been purchased by India from             32)   Rajat Gupta has recently been found guilty by
        Russia: Gorshkov                                         a Manhattam court for passing confidential
16)     The names of mascots of London Olympics                  market information to _________: Raj
        2012 are_______________: Wenlock and                     Rajaratnam         (Galleon      Hedge      fund
        Mandeville                                               founder)
17)     Name the team which has won the Canadian           33)   A rare surviving first model of the Apple
        Formula One Grand Prix (car race) at Montreal            computer       has     recently     been     sold
        , Canada: Britain’s Lewis Hamilton and his               for___________ at an auction by Sotheby’s in
        McLaren team                                             New York: $ 374,000
18)     IIFA awards 2012 was held at which place:          34)   Name the Nigeria’s Islamist group, who wants
        Singapore                                                to impose Islamic Sharia Law in Nigeria: Boko
19)     Name the movie for which Ranbir Kapoor has               Haram
        been awarded the best actor at IIFA 2012:          35)   The 52ND National Inter State senior athletics
        Rockstar                                                 championship was held in which state:
20)     Which film has been declared as the best film            Hyderabad
        at IIFA 2012 awards: Zindagi Na Milegi             36)   Which state in western Myanmar has recently
        Dobara                                                   witnessed violent clashes between Buddhist
21)     The motto of Olympic is “Citius,Altius,Fortius”.         and Muslim communities forcing some ninety
        What does it mean: “Swifter, Higher,                     thousand Muslims to flee from their homes:
        Stronger”                                                Rakhine
22)     What is the motto for London Olympics: “           37)   Which government has decided to allow Indian

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        nationals who are regular international                 the World Business & Development Award
        travellers to enter the country without a visa          2012 at the Rio+20 United Nations Summit in
        and can stay for up to 21 days: Philippines             Rio de Janeiro: ITC Limited (for its
38)     As per a report issued by the United Nations            transformational rural initiatives in social and
        High Commission for Refugees, roughly how               farm forestry programmes in India)
        many refugees have been produced in the           54)   Why the UN Global Earth Summit held at Rio
        year 2011 due to conflicts around the world: 8          de Janeiro is called Rio+20 conference:
        Lakh                                                    Because first such summit was held 20
39)     Which country has recently created the world’s          years ago at Rio de Janeiro
        largest network of marine reserves and will       55)   Indian women team has recently won the gold
        restrict fishing and oil and gas exploration in         in kabaddi in the third Asian Beach Games held
        these areas as a major step to safeguard the            in Haiyang (China) by defeating the team of
        environment: Australia                                  _________: Thailand
40)     Sea cucumber is the name of a variety of          56)   Russia has recently completed the refitting of
        __________: Sea animal (echinoderm)                     the ____________, The Indian Navy’s Kilo-
41)     The expanded form of ETC in context of                  class    diesel-electric    submarine:       INS
        highways is: Electronic Toll Collection                 Sindhurakshak
42)     Which country has recently unveiled a bust of     57)   Where was the International conference for
        Rabindranath Tagore to mark his 150th birth             dealing with the issues related to maritime
        anniversary: Israel                                     piracy held recently: Dubai
43)      What is the expanded form of ASHA:
        Accredited Social Health Activists                MAY 2012
44)     India has recently organised the Delhi
                                                          58)   Which country topped the survey of consumer
        Investment Summit on Afghanistan with the
                                                                confidence in 123 countries, conducted by
        support of: Confederation of Indian
                                                                Nielsen: India
        Industry
                                                          59)   A report by Security and Defence Agenda
45)     Rajat Gupta, eminent Indian American
                                                                (SDA) & McAfee has placed India at ________
        corporate executive, who was found guilty of
                                                                rank in terms of countries affected by Cyber
        passing confidential market information to
                                                                Crime: 5th
        Galleon Hedge Fund founder, has recently
                                                          60)   A World Bank survey to asses global trade
        been charged by the Manhattan court for: the
                                                                logistics performance places India at _______
        Insider Trading
                                                                rank: 46th
46)     The Prime Minister of which country has
                                                          61)   India signed DTAA recently with which
        recently been disqualified by its Supreme Court
                                                                country: Malaysia
        as he was convicted for contempt of Court for
        his refusal to write to Swiss authorities for     62)   With which country India held its first Joint
        reopening of graft case against the President:          Consultative Commission meeting to review
        Pakistan                                                Teesta water treaty: Bangladesh
47)     The Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport          63)   Which country will host the annual meeting of
        Project is a joint initiative of which two              board of governors of the Asian Development
        countries: Myanmar - India                              Bank: India
48)     Which country has been selected as the host       64)   Which country has replaced China as largest
        of next Commonwealth Games: Australia                   importer of arms during 2007-11 period: India
49)     Which country is India’s largest defense          65)   Name the African Island country recently
        partner: Russia                                         visited by Indian President: Seychelles
50)     Federal Reserves is the Central Bank of which     66)   Brazil is known for its high per hectare produce
        country: USA                                            of cotton. Which Indian state has decided to
                                                                follow Brazil pattern to improve its cotton
51)     In which international forum Myanmar’s
                                                                production: Maharashtra
        opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivered
        her first speech outside the country in June:     67)   Government has decided to make rural posting
        UN Labour Conference                                    compulsory for doctors completing their
                                                                studies. It is proposed to attach them with
52)     What is the purpose of ‘Red List’ compiled by
                                                                which national programme: National Rural
        International Union for Conservation of
                                                                Health Commission
        Nature( IUCN): to identify endangered and
        threatened species                                68)   Recently Railways has launched ‘Simran
                                                                Project’ for what purpose: To track
53)     Name the Indian company which has bagged
                                                                movement of trains

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69)     What is the full form of abbreviation SIMRAN:             which has been recently granted banking
        Satellite Imaging for Rail Navigaiton                     licence by RBI is from which country: United
70)     Name the flagship employment generation                   State of America
        programme        of   government     of   India:   87)    What is the new name for Rangoon, the
        MGNREGS                                                   commercial capital of Myanmar: Yangon
71)     Notification of which decease has recently         88)    Name the capital of Myanmar: Naypyidaw
        been made mandatory by the government:             89)    Defence Ministry has cleared a Rs. 3000 crore
        Tuberculosis (TB)                                         proposal to buy 145 Ultra Light Howitzer (ULH)
72)     Government has decided to allow Sikhs to                  M777 BAE systems guns from which country:
        register their marriages under which act:                 USA
        Anand Marriage Act 1909                            90)    Name the medium range surface to air Missile
73)     Which government organization has fixed a                 which has been successfully test fired by India
        target of planting one crore saplings on its              at Chandipur, Odisha: Akash
        land in the current financial year: Railways       91)    Which naval base has been commissioned by
74)     To curb down the incidence of ragging and                 the Navy at Kavarati on April 30 – INS
        corporal punishment in the educational                    Dweeprakshak
        institution, government purposes to provide for    92)    The missile defence shield developed by DRDO
        ______ years jail to the offenders: seven                 can destroy an incoming ballistic missile with
75)     Railways has increased the distance that could            the range of up to what distance: - 2000
        be covered under the ‘Izzat’ scheme from 100              kms
        kms to 150 kms. What is ‘Izzat’ scheme:            93)    3rd May is celebrated as ____ day: World
        Monthly Season Ticket                                     Press Freedom.
76)     Name the countries involved in the TAPI            94)    What was the theme of the meeting of the
        pipeline         project:       Turkmenistan,             World Economic Forum on Africa: Shaping
        Afghanistan, Pakistan and India                           Africa’s Transformation
77)     The first Russian –Indian trade house has          95)    Who is the Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs:
        been opened in: Mumbai                                    Koichiro Gemba
78)     Prime Minister of India on his recent visit to     96)    Name the Japanese deep-sea drilling probe
        Myanmar met H E Thein Sein. Who is he:                    which has set a world record for digging the
        President of Myanmar                                      sea bed to reach 25400 feet below the sea
79)     India has announced to launch a trans-border              surface: Chikyu
        bus service from Imphal to Mandalay, for           97)    A Japanese deep sea probe named Chikyu has
        which country: Myanmar                                    been operated by which agency: The Japan
80)     Recently India test fired two indigenously                Agency for Marine – Earth Science and
        developed Akash Missiles. Name the type of                Technology
        these missiles: Surface to air anti aircraft       98)    Japan’s _______shut down the countries 50th
        missile                                                   and last active nuclear reactor at: Tomari
81)     Central Government has announced to replace               Hukkaido Electric Power.
        common entrance tests IIT-JEE/ AIEEE with          99)    The host city of Nuclear Security Summit in
        which test from 2013: ISEET (Indian                       2014 will be: The Netherlands
        Science Engineering Test)                          100)   Name the international university which has
82)     What is the full form of the new test ISEET               opened a centre in the honour of Rabindranath
        proposed from 2013 in lieu of IIT-JEE/AIEEE:              Tagore to mark his 150th Birth anniversary:
        Indian Science Engineering Test                           Napier University, Edingburgh, Scotland.
83)     Write the full form of UNFCCC: United Nation       101)   Where was the G- 8 Nations Summit held in
        Framework Convention on Climate                           May 2012: Camp David, USA
        Change                                             102)   The UK has announced the opening of two
84)     Space-X Dragon is the recent space craft                  more missions at which place in India to boost
        launched by a private party in USA. What was              trade      and investment: Hyderabad and
        its purpose: To carry supplies and science                Chandigarh
        equipments for International Space                 103)   Sam Pitroda has been conferred with an
        Station                                                   honorary degree by which international
85)     What is the name of new Internet Protocol                 institute:     New     York       University’s
        that will be launched World Wide from June 6:             Polytechnic Institute
        IPv6                                               104)   Microsoft has launched a beta version of its
86)     Morgan Stanley, the financial conglomerate                ____        upcoming operating system for

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        consumers to install and try out: Windows 8                 (LDCs): India, China & Thailand
105)    The Bhimashankar           wildlife sanctuary is     128)   As per latest available data UIDAI has
        situated in – Maharashtra                                   completed enrolment for _____ million
106)    Bonda tribe belongs to which state – Odisha                 residents: 200
107)    Where is Namdapha National Park? Distt.              129)   As per recent survey to rank nations in terms
        Changlang (Arunachal Pradesh)                               of their capacity to leverage Information And
108)    The first ever direct translation from Chinese              Communication        Technologies    (ICT)   for
        to Tamil, named ‘Even if I Adorn, There’s None              progress, India has been placed at _____
        To Behold’ is written by Indian diplomat –                  rank: 69th
        Sridharan Madhusudhanan                              130)   Bhabha Atomic Research Centre is going to
109)    Wadi Project is being sponsored by which                    setup world’s largest telescope at the highest
        institution – NABARD                                        altitude at which place in India: Hanle,
110)    Name the currency of Myanmar: Myanma                        Ladakh
        kyat                                                 131)   Country’s first Radio frequency identification,
111)    Hillary Clinton recently visited India. She is ___          RFID, Technology Based Electronic Toll Plaza
        of USA : Secretary of State (equivalent to                  has been started at_____ Haryana, on
        Foreign Minister)                                           Zirakpur – Parwanoo Highway: Panchkula
112)    Mr Tomislav Nikolic defeated : Boris Tadick          132)   Extremist group East Turkestan Islamic
        (Former President of Serbia)                                Movement (ETIM) is related to which country?
113)    What is the official slogan of London Olympics:             China
        Inspire a Generation                                 133)   From which country India has obtained INS
114)    The official motto of Olympics is: Citius,                  Chakra on a 10 years lease: Russia
        Altius, Fortius                                      134)   India recently conducted Bilateral Naval
115)    The meaning of Citius, Altius, Fortius is :                 exercise with USA at which place: Bay of
        Faster, Higher, Stronger                                    Bengal
116)    World Snooker championship was held at :             135)   India recently launched its heaviest ever
        Sheffield, England                                          satellite RISAT – 1. What is the full form of
117)    Opening ceremony of XXX Olympics Games                      RISAT: Radar Imaging Satellite
        2012 will be held on : 27th July 2012                136)   India recently test fired Agni-V missile. What is
118)    Olympic Games were held for the first time in               the type of this missile: ICBM (Inter
        the year : 1896, Athens                                     Continental Ballistic Missile)
119)    Olympics 2008 were held at : Beijing                 137)   Indian Navy recently inducted INS Teg to
120)    Winter Olympics 2014 will be held at : Sochi,               boost its naval warfare capability. What is INS
        Russia                                                      Teg: Stealth frigate with guided missiles
121)    Winter Olympics championship 2014 will be            138)   Metrological Department has predicted a
        held from : Feb 7 to Feb 23, 2014                           normal monsoon this year. On average India
                                                                    receives _____ cms of annual rain fall : 89
122)    The world’s tallest residential building is
        named: Princess Tower (Dubai)                        139)   Myanmar pro-democracy leader and Noble
                                                                    Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi led
123)    Name the painting which was sold for more
                                                                    political party sweeped the national elections
        than Rupees 600 crores: ‘The Scream’ by
                                                                    in Myanmar. What is the name of her party:
        Edvard Munch
                                                                    National League for Democracy
                                                             140)   Name the city where International Court of
APRIL 2012                                                          Justice is located: The Hague, Netherlands
124)    13 session of United Nations Conference on           141)   Name the country that awards Templeton prize
        Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was                          for honouring the individual contribution for
        recently held at ________: Doha, Qatar                      spread of spirituality: USA
125)    Against which country UNO has imposed                142)   Name the fish which plays a major role in
        sanctions for not following its peace plans:                growth of GDP of Bangladesh: Hilsa
        Syria                                                143)   On which date world environment day is
126)    An earthquake of the magnitude 8.6 on Richter               observed: June 5
        scale hit recently which part of the world:          144)   Pakistan recently test fired its HATF-4 IRBM
        Near Sumatra Island, Indonesia                              successfully. What is the full form of IRBM:
127)    As per a recent report from WTO, which three                Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile
        countries are the fastest growing markets for        145)   Posco steel project – the largest FDI venture in
        exports from the Least Developed Countries                  India is being setup by Pohang Steel Company

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        of which country: South Korea                             for being longest such system in world: Dubai
146)    Prime Minister of Pakistan was sentence to                Metro
        imprisonment till the rising of the Bench of the   165)   Which country had decided to quit
        Supreme Court for what offence: Contempt                  membership of UN Human Right Council in
        of Court                                                  retaliation to council’s decision to investigate
147)    Recently INS chakra joined Indian Navy. It is             its illegal occupations in neighbouring country:
        what kind of Vessel: Akula-II class K-152                 Israel
        Nerpa sub marine.                                  166)   Which country has banned import of sea food
148)    Scoring 143 points in the Global Business                 from India on quality grounds: China
        Confidence Index, India has secured ______         167)   Which country has been designated at host
        rank: 2nd                                                 country for holding meetings of G20 group of
149)    The DRDO recently tested successfully ‘Pinaka’            nations: Mexico
        for Army. What is Pinaka: Multi barrel             168)   Which country has decided to scrap around
        rocket launcher                                           800 ancient obsolete laws, enacted hundreds
150)    The European city of Devon, has decided to                of years ago to manage and control railways in
        host an annual festival in the honour of                  India and other countries? United Kingdom
        Rabindranath Tagore. It is in which country:       169)   Which country has protested against India’s
        Britain                                                   decision to ban FDI in tobacco manufacturing
151)    The indigenously built LCA Tejas – NP1 was                sector? USA
        recently tested for use of Indian Navy. What is    170)   Which country has recently allowed import of
        the full form of LCA: Light Combat Aircraft               Basmati Rice from India: China
152)    The international Arab League Summit was           171)   Which country is the largest importer of rice
        recently held at _______: Bagdad                          from India: Iran
153)    The International Nuclear Security Summit was      172)   Which country recently deported around
        recently held at which place: Seoul, South                10,000 Indian illegal immigrants: Malaysia
        Korea                                              173)   Which country recently has been named as
154)    The Korean-American physician- Jim Yong Kim               obese capital of the world as half of its
        has been recently appointed to head which                 population is considered fat: Qatar
        international organization: World Bank             174)   Which country recently offered to waive off
155)    The President of India visited which two                  about $3.7 billion loan to Myanmar’s to
        countries recently: Seychelles and South                  support countries democratic and economic
        Africa                                                    reforms: Japan
156)    The term H1N1 virus is related to which            175)   Which country recently test fired its long range
        disease: Swine Flue                                       missile Shaheen 1A: Pakistan
157)    What is meant by the term ‘Carbon Credit’:         176)   Which international dignitary has been
        Avoiding production of one ton of carbon                  honoured with a Doctorate degree by the
        dioxide gas                                               Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi:
158)    What is the approximate strike range of Agni –            Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General
        V missile: Over 5000 km                            177)   Which international group of countries has
159)    What is the full form of abbreviations GSLV:              called upon all nations to sign the Multilateral
        Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle                   Convention        on     Mutual    Administrative
160)    What is the meaning of the term ‘stealth’ in              Assistance for comprehensive exchange of
        context of defence forces: It refers to radar             information to combat money laundering: G20
        avoidance technology for aircrafts /               178)   Which       international   university    recently
        naval ships                                               honoured Shah Rukh Khan with its prestigious
161)    What is the name of the biggest ever war                  Chubb Fellowship: Yale University, USA
        game of the Indian Army to be conducted in         179)   Which multinational has agreed to acquire
        the Thar Desert in first week of May:                     Pfizer’s infant nutrition business for $ 11.85
        Shoorveer                                                 billion: Nestle
162)    What is the rank of India in world in              180)   Who       has     been    appointed    as    High
        production of fruits & vegetables: Second                 Commissioner of Pakistan to India: Salman
        (China 1st)                                               Bashir
163)    Which animal has been declared as India’s          181)   Who is Tessy Thomas: Project director for
        National Aquatic Animal: Gangetic Dolphin                 Agni – 5 missile
164)    Which city’s driver less metro network recently    182)   With which country India has signed a joint
        entered the Guinness Book of world records                declaration in the field of sustainable urban

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        development: Germany                                202)   Films of which two regional languages have
183)    With which country India recently conducted                been given national award best feature film:
        naval exercise ‘Malabar’: USA                              Marathi and Byari
184)    With which country India recently signed            203)   Film Byari made in Byari language has been
        agreements to amend the Double Taxation                    selected for national award for best feature
        Avoidance Agreement: UAE                                   film. Byari language is spoken in which part of
185)    World Bank has agreed to provide a $ 200                   India: Coastal Kannada
        million loan to which state for making it India’s   204)   What was the full name of Dadasaheb Phalke:
        first carbon neutral state by 2020: Himachal               Dhundiraj Govind Phalke
        Pradesh                                             205)   Name the first Indian film made in 1913 by
186)    World Health Day was observed on Saturday                  Dadasaheb Phalke: Raja Harishchandra
        with this year's theme of: 'Good health adds        206)   Name the first Indian film with sound: Alam
        life to years.'                                            Ara (1931)
187)    World Malaria day is celebrated on: 25th April      207)   Ravi Shankar Sharma who passed away
188)    Write the full form of the abbreviation RFID:              recently was a prominent figure from which
        Radio Frequency Identification                             filed: Music Composer for films
                                                            208)   Vijay Hazare trophy was lifted by which team:
MARCH 2012                                                         Bengal
                                                            209)   First women world cup Kabaddi (International)
189)    As per a recent international survey done for              was recently held at________: Patna
        assessment of nation wise bird wealth, India
                                                            210)   Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim was in
        has been placed at which rank? 9th
                                                                   news recently for what reasons: For topping
190)    Recently, CAG of India has been appointed                  Forbes magazine’s list of Richest persons
        Chairman of which International Forum: Asian               of world
        Organisation         of     Supreme        Audit
                                                            211)   National Science day is celebrated on 28th
        Institutions
                                                                   February to commemorate the achievement of
191)    Name the IMF Chief who visited India recently.             which great Indian scientist: Sir C.V. Raman
        Christine Lagarde
192)    With which country India has decided to make
        payments for imports through Indian Rupee:          FEBRUARY 2012
        Iran                                                212)   Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has been elected as
193)    Which Australian mining giant has proposed to              President of which country: Yemen
        invest dollar 2 billion in an iron ore project in   213)   Golden Bear Award is associated with which
        Odisha: Rio Tinto                                          field: Best Film at Berlin Film Festival
194)    What was the name of massive war exercise           214)   Head quarters of International Court of Justice
        conducted jointly by Indian Army and Air force             are     located    in   which  city:   Hague,
        in Rajasthan: Shoorveer                                    Netherlands
195)    India operationalised its second regiment of        215)   In which area recently Japan and India
        BrahMos. What is Brahmos: Super Sonic                      conducted a Joint exercise of their cost guard
        Cruise Missile                                             forces: Bay of Bengal
196)    The BrahMos missiles are being manufactured         216)   In which city Senior National Table Tennis
        in India with the technical collaboration which            championship was held: Lucknow
        country: Russia                                     217)   In which country Indian banks have opened
197)    What is the meaning of supersonic in context               largest number of branches: UK
        of missiles: Missile with speed higher than         218)   India and Bangladesh recently held a joint
        that of sound                                              meeting to discuss the sharing of waters of
198)    Which country recently tested Hatf II Missile:             which river: Teesta
        Pakistan                                            219)   India has tied up with which country for supply
199)    Name the country that has been alleged for                 of Rafale air crafts – France
        committing war crimes against Tamil militants:      220)   India made a grant of dollar 1.5 million to
        Sri Lanka                                                  University of Chicago for what purpose :
200)    Which UN agency recently passed a resolution               Establishment of Vivekanand Chair for
        against Sri Lanka holding it guilty of war crime           Indian Studies
        against Tamils? UNHRC                               221)   India test fires all its missiles from the
201)    Name the Hindi Film which have been given                  Integrated Test Range (ITR) located at
        the award National award for best film in                  _______ : Chandipur Near Balasore,
        Hindi: I am                                                Odisha
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222)    India tested Lakshya – I successfully at which               Goals
        place: Chandipur Near Balasore, Odisha           240)        University of Chicago is located in which
223)    Name the advanced attack Helicopters                         country: USA
        inducted in Indian Air force recently: MI-17     241)        What is Antrix Corporation: It is the
        V5.                                                          commercial wing of ISRO
224)    Name the country in which over 355 prisoners     242)        What is the full form of BAFTA: British
        were burnt alive due to a massive fire in the                Academy of Film and Television Arts
        prison: Honduras                                 243)        What is the range of indigenously developed
225)    Name the country which is associated with                    micro-light and pilot-less target aircraft
        BAFTA Awards: UK                                             Lakshya-I : 180 kms
226)    Name the initiative taken by India, China and    244)        What kind of vehicle is Lakshya–I: Unmanned
        Japan to coordinate activities of their Naval                Arial Vehicle (UAV)
        forces in Indian Ocean Region: Shared            245)        Which city is the capital of USA: Washington
        Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE)                          DC
227)    Name the Pakistan Minister who has been          246)        Which country has become number one
        charged with contempt of court by the                        consumer of Gold, replacing India to 2nd
        Supreme Court for refusing to follow its order               place: China
        to reopen corruption cases against President     247)        Which country has decided to print image of
        Zardari: Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, Prime                       Nelson Mandela on its currency notes: South
        Minister of Pakistan                                         Africa
228)    Name the place where next meeting of             248)        Which country has proposed to set up 3
        Finance Ministers and Governors of Central                   centres of excellence in Maharashtra to focus
        Banks of G-20 Nations will be held: Los                      on production of fruits: Israel
        Cabos, Mexico                                    249)        Which country has recently launched a low
229)    National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is                 altitude observation satellite named Navid:
        helping which country to build a 1320                        Iran
        Megawatt coal – fired power plant:               250)        Which country has supplied MI-17 V5
        Bangladesh                                                   helicopters to India: Russia
230)    Rafale air crafts being acquired by Indian Air   251)        Which country is the best performer in the
        Force are manufactured by – French firm                      Environmental Performance Index 2012:
        Dassault                                                     Switzerland
231)    President of which country recently has to       252)        Which country is the worst performer in the
        resign due to his alleged involvement in home                Environmental Performance Index 2012: Iraq
        loan scandal: Germany                            253)        Which country recently announced to adopt
232)    Recently India exempted which country from a                 ‘selectivity’ in its migration policy: UK
        ban on export of essential commodities:          254)        Which developed country of the world recently
        Bhutan                                                       declared that its several parts were facing
233)    Strait of Hormuz links which two major water                 drought conditions: Britain
        bodies: Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf            255)        Which international agency has decided to visit
234)    The controversial Antrix-Devas deal relates to               Iran to inspect its nuclear establishments:
        which field: Allocation of S-band spectrum                   International Atomic Energy Agency
        to Devas multimedia at a low rate                256)        Which International social networking site has
235)    The famous Statue of Liberty is located at                   come out with a giant IPO of $ 5 Billion:
        which place: New York, USA                                   Facebook
236)    The Sahyog Kaijin-XI, a mock drill between       Edited, Printed and Published by VMS Grover for Gyanm Education and Training
        Japan and India was conducted for which wing     Institute Pvt. Ltd., SCO 13-14-15, 2nd Floor, Sector 34-A, Chandigarh – 160022 and
                                                         Printed by him at Alltech Print Pack, 182/4, Industrial Area – I, Chandigarh
        of forces: Japan Cost Guard and Indian
        Cost Guard
237)    The term Dassault Rafale refers to what item –
        Advanced fighter Jet Aircraft
238)    The varieties named Pusa Lalima, Pusa
        Pratibha, Pusa Peetamber etc. relate to which
        item: Mango
239)    UN Agencies have asked countries to expedite
        achievement of MDGs by 2015. What is the full
        form of MDGs: Millennium Development

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