SAIL general awareness questions for practice

Aptitude Random Questions SSC

SAIL general awareness questions for practice


1. Which of the following figures represents the target for PSU disinvestment for the fiscal 2012-13 as set out in the Union Budget 2012-13 (BE)?
a) Rs.20,000/- crore
b) Rs.25,000/- crore
c) Rs.30,000/- crore
d) Rs.40,000/- crore
e) None of the above

2. The Government of India (GOI) has fixed the target of Agriculture Credit flow in the year 2011-12 at____________.
a) Rs.3,75,000/- crore
b) Rs.4,25,000/- crore
c) Rs.4,65,000/- crore
d) Rs.4,75,000/- crore
e) None of the above

3. National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZs) should have a minimum area of ___________ in size.
a) 4000 hectares
b) 5000 hectares
c) 6500 hectares
d) 7500 hectares
e) None of the above

4. Who has been nominated for the first Tagore Award, instituted by the government tocommemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, for promoting values of universal brotherhood?
a) Zakir Hussain
b) Shovana Narayan
c) Pandit Ravishankar
d) Pandit Birju Maharaj
e) Ustad Bismillah Khan

5. The Pratyush Sinha committee was set up on May 31, 2011 to examine
a) Antrix – Devas deal

b) Tatra Trucks deal
c) Vodafone – Essar deal
d) Cairn –Vedanta deal
e) None of the above

6. Who became the brand ambassador of the rural development ministry’s programmecalled ‘Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan’ to spread awareness about sanitation and cleanliness in the country?
a) Sushil Kumar
b) Amir Khan
c) Vidya Balan
d) Priyanka Chopra
e) Mahendra Singh Dhoni

7. e-Panchayat Award for the year 2012 was jointly shared by
a) Maharashtra and Gujarat
b) Maharashtra and Tripura
c) Rajasthan and Haryana
d) Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh
e) None of the above

8. In which of the following cities, India hosted the BRICS summit for the first time on29 March 2012?
a) Chennai
b) Hyderabad
c) Banglore
d) Mumbai
e) New Delhi

9. Which of the following States have won the Best State Award for strengthening itspanchayati raj institutions in 2011-12?
a) Tripura
b) Sikkim
c) Gujarat
d) Rajasthan
e) Maharashtra

10. Who is the first female American ambassador to India?
a) Nancy Powell

b) April Glaspie
c) Kristie Kenney
d) Kathleen Stephens
e) None of the above

11. Which High Court quashed the appointment of Shankar Bidari as state DGP andIG on 31 March 2012?
a) Gujarat High Court
b) Bombay High Court
c) Allahabad High Court
d) Karanatka High Court
e) Chandigarh High Court

12. Which movie was adjudged as the ‘Best Hindi Film’ at 59th National Film Awardsceremony held in New Delhi recently?
a) I Am
b) Deool and Pyaari
c) The Dirty Picture
d) Chillar Party
e) Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

13. Who won the French presidential election held in April of 2012?
a) Alain Juppe
b) Nicolas Sarkozy
c) Gerard Longuet
d) Francois Hollande
e) None of the above

14. Why was the name of city ‘Bannu’ recently in news?
a) 381 prisoners escaped from the District Jail in Bannu.

b) 120 people were killed as boat capsizes in lake near Bannu.
c) A powerful 8.6-magnitude earthquake hit off the city Bannu.
d) Pakistan test-fired an “improved version” of Hatf-4 missile at Bannu.
e) None of the above

15. India is set to elect its 13th President in July, 2012. Consider the following statements about the Presidential election in India: 
1. President is elected by a direct vote of all members elected and nominated, of VidhanSabhas, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
2. President is elected by the elected members of the Vidhan Sabhas, Lok Sabha, and Rajya Sabha.
3. President is indirectly elected by means of the single transferable vote.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
a) Only 1 

b) Only 2 

c) Only 1 & 3 

d) Only 1 & 2 

e) Only 2 & 3
16. The Election Commission is responsible for the conduct of elections to: 
a) Parliament
b) State legislatures
c) the offices of the President and Vice-President
d) Both (a) & (b)
e) All (a), (b) & (c)

17. Chief Election Commissioner can be removed from office only by :
a) The President
b) The Prime Minister
c) The Chief Justice of India
d) Parliamentary impeachment
e) None of the above

18. The incumbent President, Pratibha Patil, will retire on
a) July 1, 2012
b) July 7, 2012
c) July 25, 2012
d) July 31, 2012
e) None of the above

19. Which is the name of TV channel for the disabled that was launched by The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) in October 2007?
a) Navshikhar

b) Navyug
c) Navjeevan
d) Navjyoti
e) None of the above

20. Match the following:Festival Names States
A. Vishu 1. Manipur
B. Bihu 2. Assam
C. Chumpha 3. Kerala
D. Baisakhi 4. Punjab
a) 4 1 2 3
b) 3 2 1 4
c) 4 3 2 1
d) 1 2 3 4

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