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Question 1
X-rayswere discovered by– 
A
Faraday
B
Roentgen
C
H. Davy
D
Lavoisier
Question 2
A parallel port is most often used by a– 
A
Printer
B
Monitor
C
Mouse
D
External storage device
Question 3
Who among the following was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2012?
A
Ronen Sen
B
N.Vittal
C
T.V.Rajeshwar
D
Shabana Azmi
E
Dharmendra
Question 4
The secret operation carried out successfully by the US Navy Seals, in which Osama Bin Laden, the world's most wanted terrorist was killed, was code-named as– 
A
Jasmine
B
Rose
C
Geronimo
D
Cobra
Question 5
Viswanathan Anand won the world chess championship for the fifth time in Moscow in May 2012 by defeating which of the following players?
A
Magnus Carlsen
B
Vladimir Kramnik
C
Boris Gelfand
D
Vassily Ivanchuk
E
None of these
Question 6
Hillary Clinton visited India in May 2012. She is the United States?
A
Secretary of State
B
Defense Secretary
C
Commerce Secretary
D
Treasury Secretary
E
None of these
Question 7
Where was the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific held in January 2012?
A
Hyderabad
B
Jaipur
C
Mumbai
D
Kolkata
E
Chandigarh
Question 8
The book 'Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India' was in news some time back and was banned in some Indian States including Gujarat. The author of the book is– 
A
Joseph Lelyveld
B
Michael Ondaatje
C
Jack Welch
D
Duncan Green
Question 9
Which is the largest bank in the private sector in India in terms of number of branches?
A
HDFC Bank
B
ICICI Bank
C
Axis Bank
D
IndusInd Bank
E
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Question 10
Rusting of iron requires– 
A
Oxygen and carbon dioxide
B
Oxygen and water
C
Carbon dioxide only
D
Oxygen only
Question 11
Who was given the Phalke Ratna Award in May 2012?
A
Manoj Kumar
B
Shashi Kapoor
C
Rishi Kapoor
D
Amitabh Bachchan
E
None of these
Question 12
Electrostatic precipitator is used to control– 
A
Air pollution
B
Water pollution
C
Solid waste
D
Noise pollution
Question 13
Who among the following is not a recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award ? 
A
V. Shantaram
B
Raj Kapoor
C
Mukesh Bhatt
D
Lata Mangeshkar
Question 14
Jana Gana Mana, India's National Anthem, completed 100 years recently. It was sung for the first time at the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress on which of the following dates?
A
January 24, 1912
B
January 26, 1912
C
December 27, 1911
D
December 25, 1911
E
None of these
Question 15
Goolam Vahanavati was reappoi-nted to which of the following posts for two more years with effect from June 8, 2012?
A
Chief Election Commissioner
B
Attorney General
C
Solicitor General
D
Central Vigilance Commissioner
E
None of these
Question 16
Which of the following contains high content of lead ? 
A
Coal
B
Cooking gas
C
High octane fuel
D
Low octane fuel
Question 17
Glass is a–  
A
Pure solid
B
Supercooled liquid
C
Gel
D
Polymer
Question 18
A new technology which provides the ability to create an artificial world and have people interact with it is called– 
A
Televirtuality
B
Virtual reality
C
Alternate reality
D
3-D reality
Question 19
Which organization was set up to boost overall rural development in India?
A
RBI
B
SEBI
C
SIDBI
D
NABARD
E
PFRDA
Question 20
Laurent Lamothe became the Prime Minister of which of the following countries on May 16, 2012? 
A
Cuba
B
Jamaica
C
Barbados
D
Haiti
E
Dominican Republic
Question 21
Uranium eventually decays into a stable isotope of– 
A
Radium
B
Thorium
C
Lead
D
Polonium
Question 22
Edvard Munch's painting 'The Scream' was sold for a record $ 120 million at an auction in May 2012. Munch belonged to which of the following countries?
A
Sweden
B
Denmark
C
Poland
D
Ukraine
E
Norway
Question 23
Kuchipudi is a dance-drama associated with the State of– 
A
Assam
B
Andhra Pradesh
C
Odisha
D
Manipur
Question 24
Which of the toxic heavy metals is found in modem tannery industries ? 
A
Nickel
B
Zinc
C
Chromium
D
Lead
Question 25
The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2012 was given to Shehan Karunatilaka for his book 'Chinaman'. To which country does this author belong?
A
Nepal
B
Bhutan
C
Thailand
D
India
E
Sri Lanka
Question 26
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was sworn in the President of which of the following African countries for the second time on January 16, 2012?
A
Malawi
Question 27
Who was awarded the Ernst & Young Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the emergence of financial Services in India?
A
Deep Kalra
B
Deepak Parekh
C
Anand Burman
D
Analjit Singh
E
N.Chandrasekaran
Question 28
National Environmental Engineering Research Institute is located at– 
A
Pune
B
Delhi
C
Nagpur
D
Chennai
Question 29
As per the latest 'Sample Registration Survey Report' released some time back by the Census Office at New Delhi, there has been a significant improvement in the 'Newborn Mortality Rate' per 1000 live births in India during the period 1990-2009. What has been the percentage drop during this period ?  
A
33%
B
29%
C
35%
D
42%
Question 30
Identify the mismatched pairSTATE GOVERNOR
A
Goa B.V.Wanchoo
B
Uttarakhand Aziz Qureshi
C
Maharashtra K.Sankaranarayanan
D
Rajasthan Margaret Alva
E
Gujarat H.R.Bharadwaj
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