2013 latest Current affairs and General awarness questions with answers

2013 latest Current affairs and General awarness questions with answers

 

1    Labour force of a country is

a) Its total population
b) Its adult population
c) The total employed persons
d) The portion of population available for employment

d) The portion of population available for employment

2.     The commonest cancer in Indian population is that of
a) Mouth
b) Breast
c) Lungs
d) Uterus

b) Breast

3.     The chemical name of ‘Caustic Soda’ is
a) Potassium Hydroxide
b) Aluminium Oxide
c) Sodium Hydroxide
d) None of these

c) Sodium Hydroxide

4.     Ammonia is a compound of hydrogen with
a) Oxygen
b) Nitrogen
c) Helium
d) None of these

b) Nitrogen

5.     The dress made out of which material is safe to wear while cooking
a) cotton
b) silk
c) nylon
d) overcoat made out of Terylene

a) cotton

6.     When water freezes, its volume
a) increases
b) decreases
c) remains same
d) None of these

a) increases

7.     When iron rusts, its weight
a) decreases
b) remain name
c) increases
d) None of these

c) increases

8.     Paleontology is a branch of science that deals with the
a) behaviour of animals
b) origin and growth of plants
c) the forms of life as revealed by fossils of animals or plants
d) formation of new stars

c) the forms of life as revealed by fossils of animals or plants

9.     ‘Malaria’ is caused by
a) rats
b) anopheles mosquitos
c) flies
d) None of thses

b) anopheles mosquitos

10.     ‘Dyphtheria’ affects
a) throat
b) lungs
c) ears
d) None of these

a) throat

11.     The parliament of Russia is known as
a) Duma and Council of the Federation
b) Folketing
c) Bundestag
d) Cartes

a) Duma and Council of the Federation

12.     “Khyber Pass” is situated in
a) India
b) Pakistan
c) Afganistahn
d) Indi

c) Afganistahn

13.     The Central Government on 13th November asked the National Therminal Power Corporation (NTPC) to increase its installed capacity from 20,000 MV to 30,000 MV by
a) 2005
b) 2003
c) 2010
d) 2007

d) 2007

14.     The Reserve Bank of India on 14th November, 2002 has notified the draft scheme of amalgamation of Nedungadi Bank Ltd. with
a) Punjab National Bank
b) State Bank of India
c) Canara Bank
d) Corporation Bank

a) Punjab National Bank

15.     As per a recently released report. 93 per cent of the total work force in the country work in
a) organised sector
b) agriculture and allied sector
c) unorganised sector
d) rural sector

c) unorganised sector

16.     The Bank which tops the world with respect to micro-finance is
a) NABARD
b) State Bank of India
c) Shanghai Bank Ltd
d) Bangladesh Grameen Bank

b) State Bank of India

17.     A huge gas reserve has been found in the Krishna-Godavari basin off the Vishakhapatnam coast by a consortium of Reliance Industries and
a) IOC
b) ONGC
c) Tata Petrochemicals
d)Niko Resources

a) IOC

18.     The aim of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is to universalise elementary education by the year
a) 2007
b) 2010
c) 2009
d) 2005

d) 2005

19.     The aim of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is to universalise elementary education by the year
a) 2007
b) 2010
c) 2009
d) 2005

20.     Which of the following is among the proposal made by Kelkar panel?
a) IT rates proposed at 20 percent for earnings of Rs. 1.4 lakh and 30 per cent for over Rs.4 lakh
b) Exemption limit be raised to Rs.1,00,000 from Rs.50,000
c) Standard deduction be lifted. All exemptions on savings and other incomes, except for handicapped, be lifted
d) All of the above

d) All of the above

21.     The National Judicial Academy is located in
a) Kolkata
b) Nagpur
c) New Delhi
d) Bhopal

d) Bhopal

22.     The winner of Jnanpith Award for the year 2007, Rahman Rahi writers in
a) Hindi
b) Bengali
c) Kashmiri
d) Punjabi

d) Punjabi

23.     Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon at
a) Bodh
b) Sanchi
c) Sarnath
d) Kushinagara

a) Bodh Gaya

24.     ‘Denim’ and ‘Lee Cooper’ both are associated with
a) Perfume
b) American Shirtmaker
c) Cigarette
d) Jeans

d) Jeans

25.     Ramanujan’s name is associated with
a) Theory of Probability
b) Raman’s Effect
c) Theory of Relativity
d) Theory of Numbers

d) Theory of Numbers

26.     The Halley’s Comet will be visible again in the year
a) 2066
b) 2064
c) 2062
d) 2060

b) 2064

27.     The oldest Indian University is
a) Calutta University
b) Bombay University
c) Madras University
d) Benaras Hindu University

a) Calutta University

28.     Mahatma Gandhi’s auto-biography ‘My Experiments with Truth’ was originally written in
a) Gujarati
b) English
c) Hindi
d) Sanskrit

b) English

29.     Business Today is the publication of
a) All-India Management Association
b) Living Media India Ltd
c) Ananda Bazar Group of Publications
d) Indian Business Management association

b) Living Media India Ltd

30.     The first State in India to have ‘palace on wheels’ is
a) Karnataka
b) Haryana
c) Rajasthan
d) Maharashtra

c) Rajasthan

31.     Amnesty International is
a) a human rights group
b) a UN agency to fight global terrorism
c) a refugee camp in Crotia
d) a wing of the World Bank

a) a human rights group

32.     Rashtriya Nava Nirmana Vedika has been formed by
a) Chandrasekhar
b) Baba Amte
c) George Fernandez
d) Ramakrishna Hegde

d) Ramakrishna Hegde

33.     Ramauja preached
a) Satya
b) Ahimsa
c) Gyana
d) Bhaki

d) Bhaki

34.     Which of the following Carnatic ragas corresponds to the Hindustani raga Bilaval?
a) Kalyani
b) Hindolam
c) Shankarabharanam
d) Bilahari

a) Kalyani

35.     Which river in India has no delta?
a) Kaveri
b) Krishna
c) Mahanadi
d) Namada

d) Namada

36.     Density of road (length of road per sq.km in that region) is highest in which state?
a) Kerala
b) Karnataka
c) Maharashtra
d) Uttar Pradesh

c) Maharashtra

37.     Murra breed of buffalo is found in
a) Central region
b) North-eastern region
c) North-western region
d) South region

c) North-western region

38.     Crop-thickness is highest in which state?
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Haryana
c)
d) West Bengal

c) Punjab

39.     The famous dancer Samyukta Panigrahi is specially known for
a) Kathak
b) Bharathanatyam
c) Odissi
d) Mohiniattam

c) Odissi

40.     Who was the first Indian to make a movie?
a) Dhundiraj Govind Phalke
b) H.S.Bhatwdekar
c) Ardeshir Irani
d) V.Shantaram

a) Dhundiraj Govind Phalke

41.     “Shatabdi Expresses” were introduced to coincide with the centenary of
a) formation of the Indian National Congress
b) Gandhiji’s birth
c) introduction of railway network in India
d) Jawaharlal Nehru’s birth

d) Jawaharlal Nehru’s birth

42.     Who produced the first automobile?
a) Gottleib Daimler
b) Henry Ford
c) Rudolf Diesel
d) Carl Benz

d) Carl Benz

43.     Knesset is the name of the Parliament of which country?
a) France
b) Bosnia
c) Israel
d) Japan

c) Israel

44.     Which was the first newspaper in India?
a) Calcutta Chronicle
b) Madras Mail
c) Free Press Journal
d) Bengal Gazette

d) Bengal Gazette

45.     Where is the Bandipur National Park?
a) Rajasthan
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Assam
d) Karnataka

d) Karnataka

46.     Which of the following cities is NOT on the river Danube?
a) Munich
b) Vienna
c) Belgrade
d) Budapest

a) Munich

47.     Which state enjoys the distinction of being the first linguistic state of India?
a) Kerala
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Punjab

b) Andhra Pradesh

48.     Greenland is part of
a) Canada
b) U.S.A.
c) Denmark
d) an independent country

c) Denmark

49.     What was the name of Mirza Tansen before he was converted to islam?
a) Tanna Mishra
b) Mishri Singh
c) Ramachandra Baghela
d) Baiju

a) Tanna Mishra
50.     Where is the Mother Teresa Women’s University located?
a) Kolkata b) Kodaikanal c) Mumbai
d) Kottayam

b) Kodaikanal

51.     Which is the country from which tobacco cultivation was introduced in India?
a) USA
b) Argentina
c) Peru
d) Brazil

b) Argentina

52.     Who is the presiding deity at the famous temple at Srisailam?
a) Sripadmanabha
b) Srisankara
c) Mallikarjuna Swami
d) Venkateswara

c) Mallikarjuna Swami

53.     Which among the following countries has the largest number of people of Indian Origin?
a) Malaysia
b) Fiji
c) Guyana
d) South Africa

a) Malaysia

54.     In which of the lakes is “Lake Palace” located?
a) Wular
b) Pichola
c) Periyar
d) Chilka

b) Pichola

55.     Soil waste disposal should be done by
a) Sanitary land fill
b) Incineration
c) Composting
d) All of these

d) All of these

56.     What name is given to the designs drawn by the women of Tamil Nadu on their floors and thresholds using pastes and powders?
a) Madna
b) Alpana
c) Kolam
c) Rangoli

c) Rangoli

57.     Name the folk dance of Rajasthan
a) Garba
b) Ghumar
c) Jhumar
d) Kathak

b) Ghumar

58.     Name the artist who started his career as painter of cinema posters
a) Satish Gujral
b) M.F.Hussain
c) Paramjit Singh
d) Ganesh Pyne

b) M.F.Hussain

59.     Smallest State in the world in terms of area is
a) Nauru
b) Monaco
c) Seychelles
d) Vatican

d) Vatican

60.     The state of Indian Union, which is best suited for growth of some of the rarest Orchids, is
a) Himachal Pradesh
b) Arunachal Pradesh
c) Garhwal region of Uttar Pradesh
d) Nagaland

b) Arunachal Pradesh

61.     Barren Island is famous because it has
a) No population
b) No cultivation
c) Active volcano
d) Non-availability of potable water

b) No cultivation

62.     What forms the main theme of Ajanta paintings?
a) Jataka stories
b) Stories from Mahabharata
c) Stories from Ramayana
d) Panchatantra stories

a) Jataka stories

63.     The Jain Commission is associated with which of the following?
a) Probing the conspiracy angle of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination
b) Communal riots of Mumbai during December/January 1992-93
c) Centre-State relationship
d) Caveri water dispute

a) Probing the conspiracy angle of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination

64.     Who among the following personalities from the field of music is associated with Violin?
a) Pt.Bhimsen Joshi
b) Pt.V.G. Jog
c) Pt.Shivkumar Sharma
d) Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan

d) Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan

65.     The United Nations University is located in which of the following cities?
a) Geneva
b) New York
c) Pairs
d) Tokyo

d) Tokyo

66.     who is the author of the book “Muslim Law and the Constitution”?
a) Mr.S.S. Musafir
b) Mr.M.J.Akbar
c) Mr.Soli Sorabjee
d) None of these

d) None of these

67.     The renowned multi-arts centre Bharat Bhavan is located in which of the following cities?
a) Kolkata b) Lucknow c) Bhopal
d) Jaipur

c) Bhopal
68.     Ustad Zakir Hussain is an exponent of which of the following musical instruments?
a) Santoor
b) Tabla
c) Sitar
d) Sarod

b) Tabla

69.     International Women’s Day is observed on which of the following dates?
a) April 18
b) Sep. 27
c) May 15
d) March 8

d) March 8

70.     In which State do we have Uranium deposits?
a) Jharkhand
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Rajasthan
d) West Bengal

a) Jharkhand

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