National Insurance company Ltd NICL general awareness

National Insurance company Ltd NICL general awareness /current affairs questions with answers for practice

 

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

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