DRDO-General knowledge and Current affairs questions with answers

 DRDO-General knowledge and Current affairs questions with answers

1. Juan Carlos I visited India in the last week of October 2012. He is the king of which of the following European countries?
1) Norway
2) Sweden
3) Spain-Answer
4) Greece
5) Denmark

2. Which of the following companies has launched Surface, a tablet computer?
1) Apple
2) Google
3) Microsoft-Answer
4) Nokia
5) Samsung

3. Mo Yan of China was awarded which of the following Nobel Prizes for the year 2012?
1) Peace
2) Physics
3) Literature-Answer
4) Physiology
5) Chemistry

4. In October 2012, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life by the International Cycling Union (UCI), the governing body of cycling, following a report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that has accused him of leading a massive doping program on his teams?
1) Floyd Landis
2) Greg Lemond
3) Cadel Evans
4) Lance Armstrong-Answer
5) None of these

5. Which of the following state-ments about the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is not true?
1) The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was founded in Belgrade in 1961 which now has 120 members.
2) It is the brainchild of Josip Tito (Yugoslavia), Sukarno (Indonesia), Gamal Abdel Nasser (Egypt), Kwama Nkrumah (Ghana) and Jawaharlal Nehru (India).
3) The 16th NAM summit was held from August 26 to 31, 2012 in Tehran, Iran.
4) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the Chairman.
5) Pranab Mukherjee, the President, represented India.-Answer

6. “The Garden of Evening Mists” was short listed for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. Who is its author?
1) Will Self (UK)
2) Tan Twan Eng (Malaysia)-Answer
3) Deborah Levy (UK)
4) Alison Moore (UK)
5) Hilary Mantel (UK)

7. Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley have been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics. They belong to?
1) UK
2) France
3) USA-Answer
4) Sweden
5) Australia

8. Virender Poonia is one of the eight winners of the Dronacharya awards for 2012. He is associated with which of the following sports?
1) Kabaddi
2) Boxing
3) Hockey
4) Athletics-Answer
5) Wrestling

9. This year 25 sportspersons were given Arjuna awards. Who is the only cricketer among these winners?
1) Virat Kohli
2) Gautam Gambhir
3) Rohit Sharma
?4) Yuvraj Singh-Answer
5) Suresh Raina

10. New York state has accused which of the following banking giants of hiding about 60,000 secret transactions with the Iranian government, involving $250 billion, and exposing the US financial system to terrorists, weapon dealers and drug kingpins?
1) Barclays
3) Citibank
4) BNP Paribas
5) Standard Chartered-Answer

11. The Union Government has approved creation of five new tiger reserves in the country. Which of the following is in Uttar Pradesh?
1) Pilibhit-Answer
2) Ratapani
3) Sunabeda
4) Mukundara Hills
5) Satyamangalam

12. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture tabled its report titled “Cultivation of Genetically Modified Food Crops-Prospects and Effects” on August 9, 2012. Who is the Chairman of this committee that criticized the government’s GM crop policy?
1) Satyavrat Chaturvedi
2) Dipender Singh Hooda
3) Basudeb Acharia-Answer
4) Hukumdeo Narayan Yadav
5) S.Jaipal Reddy

13. The 36th International Geolog-ical Congress (IGC) will be held in which of the following Asian cities in 2020?
1) Katmandu
2) Islamabad
3) Dhaka
4) New Delhi-Answer
5) Colombo

14. “Nomadic Elephant” is a joint military exercise between India and which of the following countries?
1) Sri Lanka
2) Mongolia-Answer
3) China
4) Singapore
5) South Korea

15. The Union Cabinet approved the extension of tenure of Justice M.B. Shah Commission of Inquiry till July 16, 2013. This Commission is related to?
1) Microfinance
2) 2G spectrum
3) Illegal mining-Answer
4) Gujarat riots
5) Commonwealth Games scam

16. Who launched an anti-ragging website to help students to lodge online complaints against ragging or harassment and seek faster response on July 27, 2012?
1) P.Chidambaram
2) Kapil Sibal-Answer
3) Anand Sharma
4) A.K.Antony
5) Sushil Kumar Shinde

17. The Union Government has announced a relief package of how many crore rupees to states facing drought-like situation?
1) 1500
?2) 1600
3) 1900-Answer
4) 2500
5) 3000

18. India signed revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with Indonesia which provides for exchange of tax and banking information in New Delhi on July 27, 2012. The revised DTAA was signed by the then External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and his Indonesian counterpart?
1) Hina Rabbani Khar
2) Marty Natalegawa-Answer
3) Zalmai Rassoul
4) Anifah Aman
5) Dipu Moni

19. Which country testfired Fateh-110, a 300 kilometer range missile on August 4, 2012?
1) Bahrain
2) Israel
3) Iran-Answer
4) Pakistan
5) Saudi Arabia

20. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is planning to set up a Rs.5000 crore Urea fertilizer plant in which of the following states?
1) Tripura-Answer
2) Manipur
3) Assam
4) Arunachal Pradesh
5) West Bengal

21. Who was conferred with the ‘Himachal Gaurav Samman’ by the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal at a state-level Independence Day function?
1) Gagan Narang
2) Saina Nehwal
3) Vijay Kumar-Answer
4) Yogeshwar Dutt
5) Sushil Kumar

22. Gazprom topped the list of the world’s most profitable compa-nies in 2011, according to the Forbes magazine. This gas giant belongs to?
1) China
2) USA
3) Saudi Arabia
4) Russia-Answer
5) Venezuela

23. ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is a novel written by?
1) Paul Bentley
2) Julie Bosman
3) E.L. James-Answer
4) Orhan Pamuk
5) William Golding

24. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has constituted a committee that is empowered to look after the complaints against the officials pertaining to violation of proto-col norms and misbehaving with Members of Parliament (MPs). This committee is headed by?
1) Girija Vyas-Answer
2) Sharad Yadav
3) Yashwant Sinha
4) Ananth Kumar
5) A. Sai Prathap

25. The first meeting of the India-CELAC Troika foreign ministers was held in which of the following cities on August 7, 2012?
1) Santiago
2) New Delhi-Answer
3) Caracas
4) Havana
5) None of these

26. India took delivery of the first Embraer 145 Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft (AEW&C), built with Indian technology on August 17, 2012. Embraer’s headquarters is in?
1) UK
2) USA
3) France
4) Canada
5) Brazil-Answer

27. Five Indian women have been named in the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list released by the Forbes magazine on August 22, 2012. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is ranked number six. Who, among the following, does not figure in the list?
1) Indra Nooyi (PepsiCo)
2) Padmasree Warrior (Cisco)
3) Chanda Kochhar (ICICI Bank)
4) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (Biocon)
5) Nainalal Kidwai (HSBC)-Answer

28. Which of the following metros has launched an online ‘Lost and Found’ service across its network?
1) Bangalore
2) Delhi-Answer
3) Kolkata
4) Mumbai
5) None of these

29. Who was elected the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha on August 21, 2012?
1) Karan Singh
2) Motilal Vora
3) P.J.Kurien-Answer
4) Arun Jaitley
5) Naresh Agarwal

30. “Indra” is a joint military exercise between India and which of the following count-ries?
1) China
2) Mongolia
3) USA
4) Russia-Answer
5) Kazakhstan

31. Who was appointed the first Chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) in August 2012?
1) Sekhar Basu
2) Amartya Sen
3) Anil Kakodkar
4) Srikumar Banerjee-Answer
5) N.R. Narayana Murty

32. Which of the following state-ments is not correct with regard to the basic savings accounts?
1) RBI introduced ‘no-frills’ accounts in 2005.
2) These accounts will provide basic banking facilities to the poor and promote financial inclusion.
3) RBI has asked banks to convert the existing ‘no-frills’ accounts into ‘Basic savings bank deposit accounts’.
4) There is no limit on the number of deposits that can be made in a month but the basic savings bank deposit account holders will be allowed a maximum of four withdrawals in a month, including through ATMs.
5) A minimum balance should be maintained in these accounts.-Answer

33. Andrew Strauss retired from international cricket in August 2012. He skippered which of the following countries in 50 of his 100 Tests?
1) Australia
2) West Indies
3) South Africa
4) New Zealand
5) England-Answer

34. Which Indian author was conferred Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence), the third highest civilian honor bestowed by Pakistan, in August 2012?
1) Gulab Kothari
2) Javed Akhtar
3) Kaifi Azmi
4) Gopichand Narang-Answer
5) None of these

35. Identify the mismatched pair?
1) Cricket Ranji Trophy
2) Lawn Tennis Davis Cup
3) Badminton Thomas Cup
4) Table Tennis Aga Khan Cup-Answer
5) Football Nehru Cup

36. Which of the following is not a Banking/Finance company?
2) Barclays
3) Lufthansa-Answer
4) BNP Paribas
5) American Express

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