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Question 1
Who was conferred the prestigious National Medal of Arts and Humanities Award by the US Pr-esident Barack Obama recently?
A
Ela Bhatt
B
Amartya Sen
C
Sam Pitroda
D
Anna Hazare
E
None of these
Question 2
Ozone affects human health by causing severe pulmonary edema at a concentration of – 
A
0.2 ppm
B
0.3 ppm
C
3.0 ppm
D
9.0 ppm
Question 3
Which data communication method is used for sending data in both directions at the same time ? 
A
Super duplex
B
Simplex
C
Half duplex
D
Full duplex
Question 4
Minamata epidemic that caused several deaths in Japan in 1965 occurred due to pollution in water by – 
A
Lead
B
Mercury
C
Fluoride
D
DDT
Question 5
Which of the following quantities is the measure of ‘inertia’? 
A
Velocity
B
Acceleration
C
Mass
D
Weight
Question 6
Who was named as West Beng-al's brand ambassador by the State's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in February 2012?
A
Aamir Khan
B
Ajay Devgan
C
Shah Rukh Khan
D
Amitabh Bachchan
E
None of these
Question 7
The bank rate is set by?
A
The Planning Commission
B
The Government of India
C
The Indian Banks' Association
D
The Ministry of Finance
E
The Reserve Bank of India
Question 8
India has signed an agreement to revive Kankesanthurai (KKS) port by clearing sunken ships and deepening the harbor. In which country is KKS port situated?
A
Bangladesh
B
Sri Lanka
C
Myanmar
D
Vietnam
E
Thailand
Question 9
Which of the following is not a name of the Securities Exchange Board of India(SEBI) approved Indian Credit Rating Agency? 
A
CRISIL
B
ICRA
C
CARE
D
Brickwork Ratings
E
Lintas India Pvt.Ltd.
Question 10
Who is the new Chairman of the Life Insurance Corporation of India?
A
T.S.Vijayan
B
Thomas Mathew
C
D.K.Mittal
D
Sushobhan Sarkar
E
D.K.Mehrotra
Question 11
According to Assocham, an apex industry body, which state attrac-ted the highest number of live investment proposals worth Rs.16.28 lakh crore at the end of 2011?
A
Gujarat
B
Maharashtra
C
Andhra Pradesh
D
Odisha
E
Karnataka
Question 12
The difference between isotopes of an element is due to the presence of a different number of – 
A
protons
B
neutrons
C
electrons
D
photons
Question 13
Chemical nature of laughing gas is – 
A
Nitric oxide
B
Hydrogen chloride
C
Nitrous oxide
D
Sulphur dioxide
Question 14
Mercury is generally used in thermometers because it has a – 
A
high fluidity
B
high density
C
high conductivity
D
high specific heat
Question 15
What does the acronym ISDN stand for ? 
A
Indian Standard Digital Network
B
Intergrated Services Digital Network
C
Intelligent Services Digital Network
D
Integrated Services Data Network
Question 16
Tendon connects – 
A
Bone to bone
B
Muscle to bone
C
Bone to muscle
D
Muscle to muscle
Question 17
The increasing abundance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has led to the following effects except – 
A
Global warming
B
Depletion of ozone layer in the stratosphere
C
Oxygen fertilisation effect
D
Carbon dioxide ferrilisation effect
Question 18
AAY is a scheme launched by the Government of India for the poorest of the poor. What is its full form?
A
Antyodaya Awas Yojana
B
Antyodaya Anna Yojana
C
Annapurna Awas Yojana
D
Area Awas Yojana
E
None of these
Question 19
Supersonic aircrafts discharge the following substance into the stratosphere – 
A
NOX
B
SOX
C
CO2
D
H2
Question 20
Which of the following fuels causes minimum environmental pollution ? 
A
Diesel
B
Kerosene
C
Hydrogen
D
Coal
Question 21
Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) are the international reserve ass-ets created by which of the following institutions in 1969 to supplement its member countries' official reserves?
A
Asian Development Bank
B
World Trade Organization
C
World Bank
D
International Monetary Fund
E
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Question 22
What does the letter 'M' denote in the abbreviation MFI?
A
Multiple
B
Monetary
C
Money
D
Micro
E
Mega
Question 23
To an observer on the lunar surface, during daytime, the sky will appear to be – 
A
Light yellow
B
Blue
C
Orange
D
Black
Question 24
Sean Chen is the new Prime Minister of which of the following countries?
A
Vietnam
B
China
C
Taiwan
D
Myanmar
E
Laos
Question 25
The intensity of a wave –
  • follows inverse square law.
  • is proportional to its amplitude.
  • is proportional to the square of the amplitude.
 
A
1 and 2 are true
B
2 and 3 are true
C
Only 2 is true
D
1 and 3 are true
Question 26
Lack of access to financial services is called?
A
Financial literacy
B
Financial inclusion
C
Financial exclusion
D
Financial stability
E
Financial instability
Question 27
Darkening property of photo-chromatic glass is due to the presence of – 
A
silver bromide
B
silver oxide
C
silver nitrate
D
silver chloride
Question 28
Dr. Navichandra Ramgoolam visited India recently. He is the Prime Minister of which of the following countries?
A
Guyana
B
Mauritius
C
Madagascar
D
Sri Lanka
E
Nepal
Question 29
Which of the following is not a function of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Develop-ment (NABARD)?
A
It facilitates credit flow for promotion and development of agriculture and rural development.
B
It undertakes inspection of State Cooperative Banks (SC-Bs), District Central Coopera-tive Banks (DCCBs) and Reg-ional Rural Banks (RRBs).
C
It provides refinance for fina-ncial institutions in rural areas.
D
It prepares rural credit plans for all the districts in the country.
E
It formulates, implements and monitors the monetary policy.
Question 30
Which of the following social activists has rejected Karnataka's Basava Puraskar citing the government's inability to take action on the mining scam and resolve the Lokayukta controversy?
A
Arundhati Roy
B
Kiran Bedi
C
Medha Patkar
D
Neelima Misra
E
Mandakini Amte
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