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August 2012 Multiple choice questions with answers
1.    According to the data provided by the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) in August 2012, India’s marine exports are expected to grow by what per cent year-on-year to USD 4.5 billion in 2012-13 fiscal?
a.    28%
b.    17.2%
c.    13%
d.    23%
Answer: (a)
2.    In a move aimed at encouraging investment sentiment in the country, the Union Finance Ministry approved what per cent of foreign direct investment in insurance and pension sector in August 2012?
a.    29%
b.    49%
c.    39%
d.    19%
Answer: (b)
3.    Extending the guidelines of securitisation of loan from banks to non-banking finance companies (NBFC), India’s Central Bank Reserve Bank of India on 21 August 2012 tightened the securitisation norms for NBFCs. Which of the following facts are not true with regards to the statement?
1.    RBI instructed that a non-banking finance company will have to retain at least 5 per cent of the loan being sold to another entity.
2.    RBI in its revised guidelines also stipulated that NBFC cannot sell or securitise a loan unless five
 monthly installments have been paid by the borrower
3.    The latest directives from the RBI are aimed at checking unhealthy practices and distributing risk to a wide spectrum of investors
4.    These guidelines have to implemented by NBFCs in two phases by the end of October 2012.
a.    1 & 3
b.    Only 1
c.    Only 2
d.    Only 4
Answer: (c)
4.    As per the data revealed by the Union Aviation Ministry in the Parliament in August 2012, the loss incurred by Air India following its merger with Indian Airlines between 2007-08 and 2011-12 has been pegged at what amount?
a.    21146 crore rupees
b.    23535 crore rupees
c.    32971 crore rupees
d.    28046 crore rupees
Answer: (d)
5.    The high-level committee on external commercial borrowings (ECB),chaired by secretary, department of economic affairs Arvind Mayaram decided to further liberalise the foreign borrowing norms. Which of the following with respect to the liberalization norms are not true?
1.    It was decided to permitted non-resident entities to provide rating enhancement facility to Indian borrower
2.    The government permitted foreign entities to provide credit enhancement to rupee bonds of Indian companies. The minimum maturity period of such rupee bonds was reduced from seven years to three years.
3.    The panel also decided to increase the maturity of such buyers credit to maximum seven years thereby allowing companies flexibility in payment
4.    Infrastructure and manufacturing companies can re-finance a higher proportion of their rupee borrowings via cheaper overseas debt. These infrastructure and manufacturing companies can now tap overseas loans up to 75% of their average forex earnings
a.    Only 2
b.    Only 1
c.    Only 3
d.    2 & 3
Answer: (c)
6. Which of the following statement/statements is/are not true in relation to United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution on Syria
(a). Those who opposed the UN resolution including China, Iran, North Korea, Belarus, Cuba argued that putting pressure only on one party would not help resolve the Syrian issue and would instead derail the issue from the track of a political settlement.
(b). The United Nations General Assembly on 5 August 2012 adopted a non-binding resolution that condemns Syria’s use of heavy weapons in the fight against rebel forces
(c). The resolution got 133 votes in favour in the 193-member body, while 12 voted against the resolution.
(d). India abstained from voting after it found some of the provisions of the resolution contrary to its long held stance on the Syrian crisis.
Answer: (b)
7. Which two countries signed Agreement for the Modernisation of Indian Railways
(a)   United States and India
(b)   India and Belgium
(c)    India and Afghanistan
(d)    Russia and China
Answer. (b)   India and Belgium
8. PRI Leader Enrique Peña Nieto elected the New President of ………………………
(a)    Britain
(b)    Iran
(c)    Mexico
(d)    Russia
Answer: (c)
9. Which are the two countries signed an signed Collaborative Academic Research Programme Agreement
a.    China and United Kingdom
b.    India and Israel
c.    France and United States
d.    China and France
Answer: (b)
10.  Romania’s President ……….. survived the impeachment
a) Traian Basescu
b) Ion Iliescu
c) Nicolae Văcăroiu
d) Crin Antonescu
Answer: (a) Traian Basescu
April-2012
1. Name the yesteryear actress who featured in the popular song ‘Ae Meri Zohra Jabeen’ from the film ‘Waqt’who passed away recently.
Achala Sachdev passed away at a Pune hospital on April 30, 2012. Achala was 91 year old.       Read More
2. Where in India, largest solar power plant with an installed capacity of 40 MW started producing electricity?
Pokhran in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan
3. Which department in India plans to set up 1000 ATM’s across 6 states?
Postal department
4. Who created history by becoming the first Indian female wrestler to have qualified for the London Olympics 2012?
Geeta
5. Who has been appointed next Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission?
Ratan Kumar Sinha
6. In which part of India, Indo Tibetan Border Police headquarters is to be opened?
Bihar
7. Which state’s High Court has insisted that banks cannot freeze accounts nor stop services of issuing cheque book or ATM facility where the account holder has not supplied KYC (Know Your Customers) documents?
Gujarat
8. Name the former Haryana chief secretary who took oath as state information commissioner ?
Urvashi Gulati
9. Which State becames the 3rd state in India to launch State Portal (SP) and State Service Delivery Gateway (SSDG) project?
Nagaland
10. Who won the World Series Hockey 2012 title?
Sher-E-Punjab
11. In which state Urdu medium Government schools would be setup as announced by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav?
Uttar Pradesh
12. Where is the World’s first Virtual shopping store opened?
Korea
13. Who is named as HSBC’s India CEO?
Stuart Milne
14. Which Indian state bans guthka from 1st of April 2012 to curb the increasing number of mouth cancer cases?
Madhya Pradesh
15. Which Indian state chief minister has urged union Finance Minister to bail it out of its huge burden?
West Bengal
16. Name the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Chief Justice who was sworn in as Supreme court judge ?
F.M.Ibrahim Kalifulla
17. Name the Gujarati techie whose name has emerged for India’s President as the nation has to elect 16th President in July 2012 ?
Sam Pitroda
18. At what value Air India’s restructuring plan was approved by a group of 19 banks led by SBI?
18,000 crore
19. Which services Airtel is planning to launch in Kolkata in April 2012?
4G services
20. Name the nuclear submarine which joined Indian Navy.
INS Chakra
21. Which education company bagged Rs.209 crore order from Assam Government?
Educomp
22. Which 2 north Indian states will have pipeline connected oil terminals for supply of diesel, petrol and kerosene?
Jammu and Himachal Pradesh
23. Which Asian country has issued tender to buy minimum of 30,000 tonnes of basmati rice from India and Pakistan?
Iraq
24. NSE founder who passes away Recently?
RH Patil
Dr R H Patil, chairman, Clearing Corporation of India (CCIL) and founder-managing director of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) passed away in Mumbai.    Read More
25. Who donated 1 million Singapore Dollars to Indian Heritage Centre?
Founder of Singapore-based IT company Si2i Mobility B.K.Modi
26. Name the world’s highest and longest bridge that was officially opened to motorists in China.
Anzhaite Long-span Suspension Bridge in Jishou
27. Which bank has opened 16 Ultra Small branches in 16 locations in villages to cater to financial needs of the rural populace?
IDBI Bank
28. Who has been conferred with Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal?
Narayana Murthy
29. In which city in Kerala will Infosys setup its 2nd campus?
Thiruvananthapuram
30. Which bank will set up 1-person micro branches to serve remote areas of the northeastern region financially?
Indian Overseas Bank
31. Which act does not allow to prosecute (no wife can claim compensation or maintenance) husband’s girlfriend?
Protection of Women from Domestic Vilonce Act, 2005
32. Name the 3 Indian hockey players after whom tube stations in London has been renamed.
Dhyan Chand, Roop Singh and Leslie Claudius
33. Who has been signed up as brand ambassador of Toyota Kirloskar Motors?
Virat Kohli
34. When was 63rd Rajasthan Day celebrated?
30th March 2012
35. Where in Rajasthan Spices Board’s first Spices Park is setup?
Jodhpur
36. Which Asian country recently became member of Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)?
India
37. Who won her 6th world sprint title at the world track cycling championships 2012?
Victoria Pendleton
38. Name the Malawi President who died after heart attack.
Bingu wa Mutharika
39. Who was sworn in as Malawi’s President following the death of Bingu wa Mutharika?
Joyce Banda
40. Which Asian country made Hindu marriage registration a must by bringing the law in lines with India?
Bangladesh
41. Israel has decided to setup its consulate office in which part of India?
Bangalore
42. Which Indian city is likely to get water taxis and air-conditioned trams?
Kolkata
43. Name the young doctor who is set to become the first foreign national of Indian origin to walk across Antarctica carrying the Indian Flag.
Dr.Alexander Kumar
44. Name the youngest Indian boxer who qualified for London Olympics 2012.
Shiva Thapa
45. What percentage hike was allocated for Karnataka by Planning Commission for current fiscal 2012-13 in the 12th Plan?
10%
46. Who will be the sports ambassador for the state of Haryana?
Leander Paes
47. Which category of women will be allowed to participate in the Miss Universe beauty pageant from next year?
Transgender women
48. Which rank does Bangalore hold as preferred entrepreneurial locations worldwide?
9th rank
49. Which TV has become the first Indian television channel to enter the Chinese market?
Zee TV
50. Which act was amended to include compulsory registration of marriages in India?
Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969
51. Where in Himachal Pradesh Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) would be opened?
Una district
52. What denominations of currency note will RBI introduce bearing rupee symbol?
Rs.20 and Rs.50 currency notes
53. Name the index on which NSE is set to launch derivative trade.
FTSE 100 index
54. What percentage and value of US based Max New York Life Insurance was sold to Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (MSI)?
26% and Rs.2,731 crore
55. Which country replaced China as Iran’s top oil client?
India
56. India has recently decided to allow Foreign Direct Investment from which Asian country?
Pakistan
57. What value of equity infusion did Air India get spread over a period of 9 years?
Rs. 30,000 crore
58. Where in India Integrated Check Post was inaugurated on the occasion of Baisakhi to enhance trade between India-Pakistan?
Attari
59. Which education council in India would have its own job portal for the students of technical and professional institutions?
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
60. Which 2 countries have agreed to resume dialogue on disarmament and non-proliferation after a gap of 9 years?
India and China
61. Which repayment transaction is now allowed by RBI electronically i.e. NEFT?
Repayment of Loan EMI’s
62. How many co-sponsors are against the Bill of outsourcing call centers in USA?
106 co-sponsors
63. How much basis point did RBI cut key rates after 3 years?
50 basis points
64. Name the Master Card’s President and CEO who has been elected next chairman of the US-India Business Council?
Ajay Banga
65. Which Indian FMCG company crossed $1 billion mark in 2011-12?
Dabur India
66. Which 14 year old ICC cricket tournament would end after 2013?
ICC Champions Trophy
67. Which state has included services of the petroleum industry, including that provided by tanker operations as essential services under the state’s Essential Services Maintenance Act 1971, (Act 20 of 1971)?
Andhra Pradesh
68. Which Indian state’s 100th anniversary was celebrated recently?
Bihar
69. Who replaces Simon Leung chief executive of the greater China region of Microsoft?
Ralph Haupter
70. Bill to include children with disabilities under which Act was recently passed by Rajya Sabha recently?
Right to Education Act
71. Name the spy satellite launched by ISRO recently.
RISAT-1
72. Which cricket player and lady actor were recommended for Rajya Sabha membership in India?
Sachin Tendulkar and Rekha
73. Name the Indian origin entrepreneur and educator who is named as the Goodwill Ambassador for Education Partnerships for UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
Sunny-Varkey
74. Who has been appointed as Governor of Goa, Rajasthan and Uttarkhand?
B.V.Wanchoo, Margaret Alva and Aziz Qureshi
75. Who were given fresh terms as Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra?
E.S.L.Narasimhan and K.Sankaranarayanan
76. Which Indian state will be showcased at the Cannes Film Festival?
Gujarat
77. Which 2 Asian countries will hold 1st ever economic dialogue on 30th April 2012?
India and Japan
78. Name the first of the four Dreamliner aircraft that Air India got from Nikki Haley’s state.
Boeing 787
79. Who won the Asian Snooker Championship 2012?
Aditya Mehta
80. Who retained the crown as Britain’s richest man?
Lakshmi Mittal
81. Where was the India Investrade 2012 organised by Indian Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata held?
Colombo, Sri Lanka
82. Name the mango variety named after the youngest Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
‘Akhilesh aam’, named after Akhilesh Yadav
83. Which Indian state is planning to make 100 the common number to dial in any emergency?
Tamil Nadu
84. Who became the 1st player to cross 2000 runs in cricket tournament IPL?
Suresh Raina
85. Which country is keen to boost trade ties with Kerala?
Singapore
86. Who became the 1st player to win Barcelona title for 7 times?
Rafael Nadal
87. Name the former BCCI president who passed away recently after whom the challenger trophy was named.
N.K.P.Salve
May-2012
1. Who won her first World Cup individual recurve gold medal in Archery?
Deepika Kumari
2. Who took over as 28th chief secretary of Madhya Pradesh succeeding Avani Vaish?
R.Parasuram
3. Which state’s Chief Minister has demanded law to deal with cases of discrimination against northeastern students?
Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma
4. ISRO recently gave clearance for using which frequency band from satellite for internet on trains?
KU band
5. Which company bagged the contract for deploying Bharti Airtel’s 4G network in Karnataka?
Huawei
6. Who became the first cricketer to hit 5 consecutive T20 fifties?
Virender Sehwag
7. Who won the award in the best Actress category at the London Asian Film Festival (LAFF) 2012 for her film ‘Bol’?
Humaima Malick
8. Which type of SIM cards are Switzerland based Geo Communications AG, launching in
India?
International Mobile Subscriber Identity(IMSI) SIM cards which will allow multiple
mobile numbers from different operators on a single SIM card
9. To help clear cane arrears of over Rs.10,000 crore which commodities exports has been
let free by Government of India recently?
Sugar
10. Which industry in India will celebrate 100 years of its existence in May 2013?
Indian Film Industry (May 3rd 1913 to May 3rd 2013)
11. When is Facebook (IPO) set to go public?
May 18th 2012
12. When will the phased Basel III capital regulation in India be implemented as per RBI
guidelines?
January 1st, 2013 (to be fully implemented by March 31st, 2018)
13. Name the multifaceted personality (a poet, an author or a painter) whose 150th birth
anniversary would be celebrated on May 8th 2012.
Rabindranath Tagore
14. Which sport in Goa will benefit from the Government’s decision as it will be declared
state sport?
Football
15. Where in India Archeological Survey of India is planning gallery on Harappan
civilization?
Vadodara, Gujarat
16. Where in India the 49th Raising Day of the Central Command was celebrated on 3rd May
2012?
Cantonment, Lucknow
17. Where in Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (Tidco) is
planning to establish aerospace park?
Chennai
18. Where in Coimbatore, Government has planned to setup cold storage facility for
tomatoes?
Kinnathukkadavu
19. Which German sportswear maker has planned to shut down 1/3rd of its 900 Reebok stores in India?
Adidas
20. Which Kolhapur-based bank is looking at an IPO in 2 years?
Ratnakar bank
21. Which resource in nuclear reactors will be used for power generation as the Government has decided to start construction of 300MW reactor by 2016-17?
Thorium
22. As Indian Parliament holds special sitting on Sunday to celebrate 60th anniversary, when was India’s first Parliament session held?
May 13th, 1952
23. Which country slapped a fine of $80,000 fine on Air India recently?
US Transportation Department
24. Which Finance company recently deferred its Rs.1,665 crore IPO, which opened on May
2nd 2012?
Samvardhana Motherson
25. Name the firm which is planning to build mud cottages in Gir area of Junagadh district.
Swati Infratech Pvt. Ltd.
26. In which glacier have geologists discovered hot water from geothermal sources which is nearly 15 degrees  arm in plunging -40 degree Celsius weather?
Siachen
27. Name the Indian who became first Asian-origin UK councilor.
Philip Abraham
28. Name the ‘Big Bang’ scientist whom France jailed for terror plot.
Adlene Hicheur
29. What value of fund will Asian Development Bank provide to India for 2012-2014 for the  development of various projects?
$6.25 billion
30. Name the West Indian cricketer who has set an eye on bollywood after IPL.
Chris Gayle
31. Who is elected as Chair of the ADB’s Board of Governors?
Pranab Mukherjee
32. Which country will host the 46th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank in 2013?
India in New Delhi
33. Name the Indian-origin doctor who won the London Assembly (Ealing and Hillingdon) seat?
Dr.Onkar Singh Sahota
34. Who is elected as President of France?
Francois Hollande
35. Which mobile operator is the biggest gainer of mobile number portability (MPN) service in India?
Idea Cellular
36. Which 2 Indian women won the 16th Asian Team Squash Championship?
Joshna Chinnappa and Dipika Pallikal
37. Name the US secretary who is India on a 3-day visit asking to reduce oil imports from Iran on the agenda.
Hillary Clinton
38. Which series of bollywood actor’s TV debut got a thumbs up from the Hindi film industry?
Satyamev Jayate
40. Which popular comic is featuring members of Delhi Daredevils players like Virender Sehwag, Irfan Pathan and Kevin Pietersen?
Chacha Chaudhary in Sabu new comic series
41. Who was sworn in as Russian president for 2nd time?
Vladimir Putin
42. Who won the silver medal at the 3rd International ‘Republic of Kazakhstan President’s Cup’ held in Almaty, kazakhstan?
Devendro Singh
43. Name the hockey player who died after being hit in the head by the ball during a game in Perth recently.
Elizabeth Watkins
44. Which movie team is set to open 4-day Children’s Film Festival to be held in Goa from May 11th 2012?
Gattu
45. Which state’s first marine training institute will be operational from August 2012?
Gujarat
46. Which state of Jaipur will host first edition of 3-day Fashion Week from May 24th 2012?
Rajasthan
47. After completing a year post acquisition of Patni Computer which company dropped Patni from its brand name?
iGate Corporation
48. India’s Finance minister recently scrapped a ‘draconian’ clause under which law?
Customs law
49. Red Hat recently setup its R&D centres in which locality outside North America?
Pune and Bangalore in India
50. Which PSU acquired 51% stake in Bharti Axa Mutual Fund?
Bank of India
51. Who created national record by winning silver medal at the Altius Track Crew Threwdown meet in maui Island, Hawaii?
Krishna Poonia
52. Who is appointed as Russian Prime Minister?
Dmitry Medvedev
53. Name the aircraft carrier and nuclear submarine India is set to get in 2013.
Admiral Gorshkov and INS Arihant
54. What was rolled back on realty as excise on gold jewellery?
Tax Deducted at Source
55. Where in London a centre dedicated to the life and work of Rabindranath Tagore has been launched?
Edinburgh
56. Name the former chairman of ICICI bank and billionaire investor who are re-appointed to  the Arcelor Mittal board?
N.Vaghul and Wilbur Ross
57. When was the World Red Cross day celebrated?
May 8th
58. Which street is renamed after Roger Federer in Germany?
Weststrasse renamed as Roger-Federer-Allee
59. Which cricketer is likely to make an appearance in filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Ferrari Ki Sawari’?
Sachin Tendulkar
60. Lahore based Ajoka has planned for 4-day theatre festival to pay tribute to which birth  centenarian as on May 2012?
Saadat Hassan Manto
61. NSG base will be setup in which part of India?
Gujarat
Which Oscar-winning musician has been conferred with his first American Honorary Doctorate by the Miami University?
A.R.Rahman
62. Name the Russian plane which went missing on a demonstration over Indonesia in the area of Mount Salak recently.
Sukhoi Superjet 100
63. Name the former Ukraine Prime Minister who ended her 20-day hunger strike after  claiming that her guards handled her roughly while in prison.
Yulia Tymoshenko
64. Which sector is likely to get electronic development fund to promote its R&D activities?
Information Development sector
65. Denominations above what value should now be machine processed for authenticity by bank branches as per RBI notification?
Rs.100 and above
66. Which singer is awarded America’s highest civilian honour “The Medal of Freedom”?
Bob Dylan
67. Who won the Google Photography Prize 2012?
Viktor Johansson (A Swedish Student)
68. What is the name of the Carrie Underwood’s album released on May 1st 2012?
Blown away
69. Which singers were awarded 2012′s Sweden highest music honour “The Polar Music  Prize”?
Paul Simon and Yo-Yo Ma
70.Which bollywood actor is starring in the Hollywood movie “The Amazing Spider-man”?
Irrfan Khan
71. Name the bill passed by Rajya Sabha in India to protect children against sexual abuse.
Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Bill
72. Name the bill approved by the Union Cabinet in India to regulate the micro finance industry and bring the micro lenders under the purview of RBI.
Micro Finance Sector Development and Regulation Bill, 2011
73. Which city in India leads household penetration of the internet as per Census 2011?
Gurgaon
74. Which sporting tournament will be held in Orissa from 11th May to 28th May 2012?
66th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy 2012
75. How many districts of the border state of Punjab will get clusters of food processing  industry post United Nation’s Industrial Development Organisation’s survey?
2 districts
76. AICTE has allowed private engineering colleges to run dual degree programme for  bachelor of engineering and master of technology courses in which state recently?
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
77. In which year MotoGP set to make its debut in India?
2013
78. WHO in its ‘International Travel and Health Bulletin 2012′ issued a malaria alert to which  country recently?
India
79. Which society in Goa is organising children’s film festival from May 11th to 13th 2012 at  Maquinez Palace, Panaji?
Entertainment Society of Goa
80. Which state in India has made ID proof mandatory for pregnant women who undergo ultrasound?
Haryana
81. WHO has urged which country to act on Palestinian hunger-strike?
Israel
82. Which state announced 500MW gas-fired power plant in its budget session recently?
Tamil Nadu
83. Who has been named EPL manager of the year?
Alan Pardew
84. Which country recently honoured over 150 peacekeepers?
Haiti
85.  Which football sporting event will India bid to host at the FIFA Congress in Budapest scheduled for May 24th and 25th 2012?
Under-17 World Cup in 2017
86. Punjab has recently achieved a record wheat crop produce of what value?
120 lakh tones
87. Which 3 northeastern Indian states will have its own high courts?
Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya
88. Jammu and Kashmir Government will set up Development and Management Authority to  promote which sport in the state?
Golf
89. Where in Kozhikode UL Cyber Park with Special Economic Zone status is built?
Malabar
90. Which airline will become first to provide in-flight mobile access in UK?
Virgin Atlantic
91. Which country has BCCI allowed to play in Champions League T20 in India?
Pakistan
92. Which country’s president visited India recently?
Maldivian President, Mohammed Waheed
93. Where and at what cost was The Arcelor Mittal Orbit has been built?
London, amounting to 22.7million pounds
94. Name the Indian American who has been named as Chancellor of California.
Pradeep Khosla
95. Where in India “Veer Bharat Premises”, a unique museum dedicated to Indian heroes will be setup?
Bhopal
96. Name the Venezuelan who won his maiden Formula One Spanish Grand Prix 2012.
Pastor Maldonado
97. Who won the woman single’s Madrid Masters title 2012?
Serena Williams
98. Who won the men single’s Madrid Masters title 2012?
Roger Federer
99. Name the companies that Nigeria’s telecom authority fined a total of 7.3 million dollars  for providing poor services to customers.
Bharti Airtel, MTN, Etisalat and Globacom
100. Which bank has is ranked 2nd most profitable public sector bank in terms of annual profit  for the fiscal year ended March, 2012?
Bank of Baroda
101. Who has been appointed as TRAI chairman for a 3 year term?
Rahul Khullar
102. Where in India first 2MW solar power plant started functioning?
Uttar Pradesh
103. Where was the British World War II fighter plan found recently?
Egypt desert
104. Which 3 countries have warned North Korea on further Nuclear tests?
China, Japan and South Korea
105. Who will temporarily replace Yahoo Chief Executive Scott Thompson?
Ross Levinsohn
106. Which 3 India’s bank and Insurance Company did Credit ratings agency Moody’s  downgrade recently?
ICICI bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and Life Insurance Corporation
107. Which automobile maker is planning Rs.1,500 crore plant in Tamil Nadu?
Yamaha
108. Which Chennai-based hospital became the first in India to receive the ‘halal’ certification  from the Halal Development Authority?
Global Health City
109. Which company signed a deed with the National Apprenticeship Scheme of Britain to  impart software skills training for about 100 youths in Britain?
Infosys
110. What is the theme of World Economic Forum which is to be held in India between 6th  and 8th November 2012?
From Deliberation to Transformation
111. Name the Indian who became the youngest to win Asian Chess Championship.
Primarjan Negi
112. Which Asian country was invited by NATO to Chicago summit 2nd day of which will focus on Afghanistan?
Pakistan
113. Name the child actor who acted in movie ‘Paa’ died in the Nepal plane crash recently.
Taruni Sachdev
114. Name the mass segment vehicle launched by Honda targeting Indian market.
Dream Yuga
115. Who won the top player in the English Premier League’s history?
Ryan Giggs
116. Who won the top manager award for the past 20 years in EPL?
Alex Ferguson
117. Which 3 North Eastern states will have planetarium by 2013?
Nagaland, Manipur and Jorhat in Assam
118. Which state will introduce a bill to protect heritage buildings which are not protected by  the Archaeological Survey of India or the state archeological department?
Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nadu Heritage Commission Bill 2012)
119. Which country’s President has been fined $17,000 by its electoral authorities for urging  his Facebook followers on polling day to vote for him?
Taiwan (President Ma Ying-jeou)
120. In which Junior Asia Cup tournament did India bag Bronze medal recently?
Hockey
121. Who will help bring the Olympic flame to Britain along with 5 young Britons as a formal  handover ceremony in Athens, London 2012 on 18th May 2012?
David Beckham
122. Which company is planning to open ‘Motherwood Maternity’, ‘A pea in the Pod’ and  ‘Destination Maternity’ brands in India?
Mahindra Retail
123. Where in India the first store of ‘Destination Maternity’ is opened by Mahindra Retail?
Gurgaon
124. Which town in Odisha touched 45 degree Celsius on 16th May 2012?
Sambalpur, Hirakud, Titilagarh, Jharsuguda and Sonepur
125. Which company was allowed by Indian cabinet to sign a gas purchase agreement with  Turkmenistan national oil firm?
GAIL India Ltd.
126. Bharti Airtel tied-up for mobile banking services with which bank recently?
Axis Bank
127. Nomura downgraded which company from ‘buy’ to ‘reduce’?
Larsen and Toubro
128. Nomura downgraded which company from ‘buy’ to ‘neutral’?
Ashok Leyland
129. What did Rajya Sabha approve in the Copyright Amendment Bill seeking to remove  operational difficulties?
Address newer issues related to the digital world and worldwide web
130. Demand for which language in the 8th Schedule of Indian constitution could be accepted  soon?
Bhojpuri
131. Expand LAAR Bill.
Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill
132. Name the Grammy-winning, nicknamed the Queen of Disco who passed away after a battle with cancer.
Donna Summer
133. What value of swap facility has RBI set up for SAARC nations?
$2 billion
134. At what value did Facebook IPO open at Nasdaq?
$42.05
135. Who rang the opening bell remotely of Nasdaq as Facebook made its public debut on 18th May 2012?
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg
136. Name the NRI who became the first Lord Mayor of Leicester town in UK.
Abdul Razak Osman
137. Name the Indian-American who was elected to Sugar Land City of Texas in US.
Himesh Gandhi
138. Death due to which insect is an accident and is covered under accidental death insurance as per the North District Consumer Forum in India?
Mosquito
139. Kerala investor meet was held as a part of build-up towards which event in September  2012?
Emerging Kerala Conclave
140. Which rating agency has downgraded Greek banks ratings from B- to CCC?
Fitch rating agency
141. How many Spanish banks debt ratings have been cut by Moody’s, citing the effects of  recession?
16 Spanish banks
142. Name the 73 year old Japanese oldest woman to scale Mt.Everest.
Tamae Watanabe
143. Which Mobile E-commerce App was acquired by Facebook recently?
Karma
144. What is the name of the new version of Android Operating System called?
Android 5 “Jelly bean”
145. What is the name of new tool launched by yahoo for online advertisers for their data analytics?
Genome
146. Who won the Football Champions League 2012 final match against Bayern Munich?
Chelesa
147. Which state Government in the west of India completed 1 year at office?
West Bengal
148. Which state Government in South India completed 1 year at office?
Tamil Nadu
149. Which Indian state is now center of spiritual tourism?
Gujarat
150. Cyber Defence Research Centre came into operation recently in which Indian state?
Jharkhand
151. Name the 1st Bangladeshi woman who scaled Mt.Everest.
Nishat Majumder
152. Name the Indian origin British civil servant who was chosen as president of European  Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Suma Chakrabarti
153. Which country will become biggest IT consumer in Asia-Pacific surpassing Japan?
China
154. Name the 12 years and 9 months old child prodigy from Bhojpur district in Bihar who created history by cracking IIT-JEE 2012.
Satyam Kumar of Bakhorapur
155. Who won the French MotoGP 2012?
Jorge Lorenzo
156. One-year of rural posting is made compulsory for which medical course in India?
MMBS
157. Name the Indian player who won his first ever ATP Challenger singles title 2012.
Yuki Bhambri
158. Name the asteroid which could come near to earth on 15 February 2013 leading to disruption of geosynchronous satellites.
DA14
159. Name the 12 year old who has lectured at harvard and co-written a book in America.
Blake Kernen
160. Name the card that would popularise after Chief General Manager D.V.Deshpande for NABARD urged commercial banks to promote it in Bihar.
Kisan Credit Card
161. Name the former Prime Minister who’s 21st death anniversary was observed in India on 21st May 2012.
Rajiv Gandhi
162. Which browser over took Internet Explorer to become top browser in the world?
Google Chrome
163. Which country is pressing for global internet governance to the UN committee?
India
164. As per the Delhi Registration of Marriages Bill 2012, marriage registration is made  compulsory in Delhi within how many days of tying the knot?
60 days. If exceeds, one has to pay a fine of Rs.10,000
165. Which Indian state with over 6 lakh unemployed youths could get an Information and Technology park?
Jammu and Kashmir
66. Name the tower in Dubai, UAE which is 413.4 metres (1,356 feet) high and has 101  storeys, the world’s tallest residential building.
Princess Tower
167. Who won the men’s Rome Masters 2012 for a record 6th time?
Rafael Nadal
168. Which act was passed for Sikh organisations recently?
Anand Marriage Act
169. What is the changed brand name of West Assam Milk Producer’s Cooperative Union Ltd. (Wamul) milk in the market?
Purabi Smart
170. Name one among the Bee Gees who died recently fighting against cancer.
Robin Gibb
171. Which city in Rajasthan will be made smoking free?
Jaipur
172. Expand ADaRSH.
Association for Development and Research of Sustainable
173. Expand GRIHA.
Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment
174. Name the former chief minister of Meghalaya who passed away recently.
Flinder Anderson Khonglam
175. Which state Government in India announced a pension of Rs.1,000 per month post retirement and housing scheme for homeless journalists?
Tripura
176. Name the deputy Prime Minister who quit from Nepal cabinet recently.
Krishna Sitaula
177. Expand PAC.
Public Accounts Committee
178. Name the Indian who became the first Prime Minister to visit Myanmar after 25 years.
Dr.Manmohan Singh
179. Who won the 66th Santosh Trophy?
Services against Tamil Nadu (3-2)
180. Which company has warned of internet blackout on July 9th 2012?
Google
181. Which company has invested Rs.21,000 crore to setup railway wagon and component factory in West Bengal?
SAIL
182. Name the tennis player who played his 50th Grand Slam tournament at the French Open 2012.
Roger Federer
183. Who won the Monaco Grand Prix 2012?
Mark Webber
184. Who won the Chennai Open 2012 at the Indian Squash Academy?
Joshna Chinappa (6th title of her career)
185. Who won the Thomas Cup 2012 title?
Lin Dan
186. Which countries recently signed 12 agreements, including a $500 million credit line, border area development and air services?
India and Mayanmar
187. Where in India 3-day international student’s film festival will be held from 1st June 2012?
Kolkata
188. Which film of Raj Kapoor has been added to All-Time 100 list of the greatest films made  since 1923 by Time magazine?
Awaara
189. Who has been appointed as commerce secretary in India?
S.R.Rao
190. Who has been appointed as director general of Jammu and Kashmir police?
Ashok Prasad
191. Which football team has been identified as the world’s most popular football club by a survey carried out by market research agency, Kantar?
Manchester United
192. Expand SFIO.
Serious Fraud Investigation Office
193. Which Northeast state got Software Technology Park recently?
Tripura
194. Ritesh Idnani was Chief Operating Officer of which BPO company?
Infosys
June-2012
1. Who took over as Vice-Chief of Indian Air Force?
Air Marshal D.C. Kumaria
2. Who took charge of command of the Western Air Command (WAC)?
Air Marshal Arup Raha
3. Name the Indian American girl who won the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee crown.
Snigdha Nandipati
4. Name the spacecraft which returned to earth to end historic trip.
SpaceX Dragon
5. Global rating agency Fitch downgraded which banks credit rating outlook to negative from stable?
Indian Bank
6. Which 2 countries signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement to promote economic cooperation and joint investment to boost bilateral trade?
India and Bahrain
7. Name the Taiwanese bank which is set to open its 2nd branch in India at Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.
Chinatrust Commercial Bank
8. To save which ailing company, proposal is being made by 2 oil sector PSU’s IOC and MRPL to take charge of running it?
Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. (HPL)
9. Name the Sikh leader from BJP, who won his 2nd term as MLA from Dasuya in Punjab assembly elections and died recently.
Amarjit Singh Sahi
10. Which country celebrated Queen’s 60 year reign recently?
United Kingdom
11. Irish voters recently backed which pact by large majority by exhibiting final memorandum results?
European Union fiscal pact
12. Who won the 73rd PGA Tour Title 2012?
Tiger Woods
13. Who won the Catalunya MotoGP 2012?
Jorge Lorenzo
14. Who won the Copenhagen International sand sculpture championship 2012 held in Denmark?
Sudarsan Patnaik for “Save the Ocean” sand sculpture of 20-feet high
15. Name the Australia’s largest beef producer.
Australia Agriculture Co. (AAco)
16. Name the Indian cricketer who took oath as Rajya Sabha MP.
Sachin Tendulkar
17. Which electronic giant’s stock dipped below 1,000 yen for first time since 1980?
Sony
18. Name the oldest American men’s clothier chain Reliance inked pact with to hold 49% stake in it.
Brooks Brothers
19. Which Asian stock market hit 28-year low on 4th June 2012?
Tokyo
20. Name the Pakistan Interior Minister who was suspended for dual nationality.
Rehman Malik
21. Who won the 21st Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament 2012?
New Zealand
22. Which medal did India bag at the 21st Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament 2012?
Bronze
23. What is the importance of June 5th?
World Environment Day
24. Which shrubs are turning into trees as Arctic region warms?
Tundra shrubs
25. Music Academy in Chennai has been granted the status of research centre by which Karnataka-based University?
Tumkur University
26. For which summit Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Beijing, China?
Regional Security summit
27. Where did the Boeing Phanton Eye drone made its ground?
Edwards Air Force Base
28. Which scam-hit bank’s license was cancelled by Reserve Bank of India recently?
Madhavpura Mercantile Cooperative Bank (MMCB)
29. Who is named as Navy chief as Admiral Nirmal Verma retires on August 31st 2012?
D.K.Joshi
30. Which country has approved world’s first ‘healthy cola’ for being beneficial to health?
Japan
31. Which country marked 23rd anniversary of the military crackdown in Tiananmen Square?
China
32. Which cricketer was recalled by West Indies Cricket Board into One-day squad after 14 month long stand-off?
Chris Gayle
33. Name the psychiatrist and balloonist who took off on the world’s first intercontinental flight in solar-powered plane.
Bertrand Piccard
34. Name the India’s London bound discus thrower who bagged silver medal at the Post Pre Elite Women’s event at Portland, US.
Krishna Poonia
35. Who was named captain of 18-member Indian hockey team for the 6th Junior Women’s Asia Cup to be held in Thailand from June 27th 2012?
Mid-fielder, Ritu Rani
36. Which planet crossed the sun on 5th June 2012 making one complete orbiter rotation?
Venus
37. Name the Wisconsin governor in USA who survived recall.
Scott Walker
38. How many gold did India win on 1st day of Commonwealth Weightlifting?
11 gold
39. Name the author of ‘The Twilight Zone’ who passed away recently.
Ray Bradbury
40. Where in India talking ATM is launched by Union Bank of India?
Ahmedabad
41. Name the boxer who ended his 19 year boxing career which earned him 5 world titles and 3 weight classes.
Shane Mosley
42. Which 2 cricketer of India’s World Cup winning squad were conferred with Eklavya award by Gujarat Government recently?
Yusuf Pathan and Munaf Patel
43. Who has been appointed as Chief Election Commissioner to take over S.Y.Quraishi from June 10th 2012?
V.S.Sampath
44. International Olympic Committee has announced to live stream free London Olympic Games on which medium to fans in 64 territories across Asia and Africa including India?
Youtube
45. Which state’s rice exporters demand abolition of cess on paddy?
Punjab
46.How many positive list services will be taxed from July 1st 2012?
119
47. Name the company which has developed a vaccine for dengue.
Paris-based Sanofi
48. What value is the allocated by Planning Commission for sanitation in the 12th Five Year Plan?
36,000 crore
49. Who won the South African Cricketer, Test Cricketer and CSA Fan’s Cricketer of the Year award?
Vernon Philander
50. Name the writer who has been felicitated with an Assamese Japi.
Chetan Bhagat
51. What value of investment proposal did Karnataka get across 14 sectors on the 1st day of 2nd Global Investors Meet (GIM 2012)?
Rs.5 trillion (Rs.5 lakh crore)
52. What rate of interest did European Central Bank retain?
1%
53. Based on which film has Titan’s children watch brand ZOOP launched new watch collection?
Madagascar 3 : Europe’s Most Wanted
54. Who won the mixed doubles title at the French Open 2012?
Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza
55. Which section of Income Tax Act lets Assesses minor children eligible for separate tax exemption?
Section 54 EC
56. Who is named as CEO of Samsung?
Kwon Oh-hyun
57. Which social bookmarking site unveiled new logo, 6 years since its launch?
Twitter
58. What value of compensation has Nasdaq offered for clients who were hit by technical problems that arose during the Facebook IPO on May 18th 2012?
$40 million
59. Which Asian country’s central bank cut its interest rates by 25 basis points, being its first cut since the 2008-09 financial crisis?
China
60. Who is named as Event Ambassador for 2012 World Twenty20?
Malinga
61. Name the 250 MW unit thermal power project commissioned by BHEL recently.
Harduaganj thermal power project in Uttar Pradesh
62. Name the Lebanese journalist who headed Arab’s newspaper An-Nahar and died recently.
Ghassan Tueni
63. Name the football tournament kick started at Warsaw on 8th June 2012.
UEFA Euro 2012
64. What value of money will be pumped in the market on June 12th 2012 by buying Government securities to ease the liquidity situation by RBI?
12,000 crore
65. Quote the reason why RBI recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Central Bank of Bahrain?
To promote greater co-operation and sharing of supervisory information between the 2 regulators
67. Which Indian company’s Rs.1,000 IPO in 1977 is now worth Rs.7.7lakh?
Reliance Industries Limited
68. What value of capital infusion was made in Regional Rural Bank’s to improve their capital adequacy and lending capacity to the agriculture sector?
Rs.632 crore
69. Expand FLCC (Hint: Credit).
Financial Literacy and Credit Counselling
70. Expand FLC (Hint: Literacy).
Financial Literacy Centres
71. What is the jobless rate in Greece as of March 2012?
21.9%
72. What material is used by Israeli scientists to develop strong plastic to replace steel and other materials used in pipelines and machinery?
Polypropylene
73. Which 2 models of smartphones launched by Motorola are water-resistant, scratchresistant and dust-proof?
Motorola DEFY XT and DEFY MINI
74. Name the south Indian filmmaker-editor who passed away recently.
K.S.R.Doss
75. Where in the world forced marriage is set to become crime?
Britain
76. Which 2 disease has been identified as top killers around the world by UNICEF?
Pneumonia and Diarrhea
77. Who was sworn in as cabinet minister in the Vijay Bahuguna Government in Uttarakhand?
Harak Singh Rawat
78. Who won the Dutch MotoGP?Casey Stoner
79. Who became the 10th woman in tennis history to win all 4 Grand Slam titles after defeating Italy’s Sara Errani in the French Open 2012?
Maria Sharapova
80. From which country India is set to buy 8 warships?
South Korea
81. Which country is set to launch manned spacecraft in June 2012?
China
82. To which Eurogroup the Eurozone finance ministers were willing to respond favourably to the need of 100 billion euros to a bailout request from its troubled banks?
Spain
83. How many medals did India bag at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships?
45 medals, including 29 gold
84. Where in Chennai first phase of 50 acre ‘Logistics Park’, a facility comprising warehouses and commercial complex has been completed by Shri Kailash Logistics Ltd.?
Oragadam
85. Who won the Thailand Open 2012?
Saina Nehwal
86. Who won the Canadian Grand Prix 2012?
Lewis Hamilton
87. What value of bailout did Spain receive recently from European finance ministers?
$125 billion
88. Which housing arm of India launched its first low-cost housing project targeting 366 Tier-II and Tier-III cities and costing between Rs.5.5 lakh and Rs.12 lakh?
Sahara Infrastructure and Housing
89. Name the Ex-industry secretary who is to be appointed as NHAI chief.
R.P.Singh
90. Name the Indian actor who is set to make hollywood debut with ‘The Lord of the Rings’ producer Barrie Osborne.
Kamal Haasan
91. Who won the French Open 2012 men’s title?
Rafael Nadal
92. Who was presented with Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award?
Sachin Tendulkar for completing a century of 100 international hundreds
93. Who will lead Indian hockey team in Olympics 2012?
Bharat Chetri
94. Which university signed MoU with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to establish a Hindi Chair in South China?
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS)
95. Where have scientists discovered the largest ever under-ice bloom of phytoplankton?
Under the Arctic ice
96. USA exempted India from which country’s sanctions?
Iran
97. Name the 5-day film festival that is to be organised by Entertainment Society of Goa in collaboration with Directorate of Film Festivals and National Film Archive of India.
Cinema Out of the Box
98. Name the Operating system and mobile Operating system version that Apple announced at the 23rd annual developers conference WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference).
Mountain Lion and iOS6
99. Which Qatar-based bank is expected to start India operations?
Doha Bank
100. Which search engine has signed a deal with Encyclopedia Britannica to bring richer content to its search results?
Microsoft search engine Bing
101. Who is appointed as Brand Ambassador of TVS Motor?
Anushka Sharma
102. Which company exported 100 ‘Falcon’ buses to Ghana?
Ashok Leyland
103. Name the SVB Financial Group’s banking unit which is set to open its first international branch in London.
Silicon Valley Bank
104. Which Indian company is set to enter dairy business from 2013?
Sahara India
105. Where does inflation stand as of May 2012?
7.55%
106. In which movie actor Sridevi is set to make a comeback?
English Vinglish
107. Which state Government recently awarded Indian hockey team for qualifying to London Olympics 2012?
Haryana
108. Which states will ‘Gandhi Peace Bus’ tour, to conclude at Mangalore in July 2012?
Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka
109. What is the importance of June 14th?
World Blood Donor Day
110. In which year Government of Orissa declared filmmaking as an industry?
1974
111.Which traditional sport of Sikkim is set to get an academy?
Archery
112. Name the first Northeast state to have IIIT (Indian Institute of Information Technology).
Tripura
113. Which global financial services firm has termed Indian economy is facing stagflation?
Moody’s
114. Name the Tagore literary awardees for the different genres of novels, poetry, short stories and drama between 2007-2009.
Sheel Kolambkar for Geera (Konkani)
Jagdish Prasad Mandal for Gaamak Jingi (Maithili)
Akkitham Achyutham Nambudiri for Anthimahakaalam
(Malayalam)N.Kunjamohan Singh for Eina Kenge Kenba Natte (Manipuri)
Indramani Darnal for Krishna Krishna (Nepali) and
Arjan Hasid for Na Ien Na (Sindhi)
Amitav Ghosh for Sea of Poppies (English)
115. Where in Madhya Pradesh first tissue culture lab has been set up and developed 25 lakh saplings mainly of G – 9 variety of banana by a farmer, Subhas Mohan Pandey?
Hamalapur Somvari, near to Betul district
116. Name the former McKinsey chief and Goldman Sachs director who is convicted of insider trading.
Rajat Gupta
117. Name the feature that Facebook is set to launch which will allow advertisers to participate in real-time bidding to show ads on its website.
Facebook Exchange
118. Which country is set to create world’s largest marine park network?
Australia
119. Which country expects 5.5% growth in tourist arrivals from India?
Hong Kong
120. Name the China’s space mission whose crew included its first woman astronaut, Liu Yang.
Shenzhou-9 spacecraft
121. Which state got India’s 4th Buddhist centre?
Arunachal Pradesh
122. Who becomes 4th Prime Minister of Greece in 8 months time?
Antonis Samaras
123. Which 2 country’s home ministers are set to meet on yearly basis?
India and Bangladesh
124. Which payment mode a must for public sector banks from July 1st 2012?
e-Payment
125. Who will take on Spain in Euro 2012 finals?
Italy
126. What is the importance of June 30th 2012?
The last minute of 30th June 2012 will be 1 second longer and will be known as ‘leap second’
127. What percentage of additional service tax would be levied on all bollywood actors and those perform on television serials?
12%
128. Who took over as the director of ISRO Satellite Centre?
S.K.Shivakumar replaces T.K.Alex
129. T.P.Sudhindra was recently in news, which sport did he play?
Cricket
130. Name the list of 6 states which will raise 32.8 billion rupees via 10 year loans according to RBI.
Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Punjab and Rajasthan
131. Which agricultural arm would setup over 20 rural gurukuls across Indian states including Jharkhand?
NABARD
132. Who is appointed as Andhra Pradesh chief secretary?
Minnie Mathew
133. Which state will setup film promotion board to promote its films and culture?
Haryana
134. Which country is to setup auto component and Engineering Park in Gujarat?
Japan
135. Which application of Microsoft is available for educational institutes free of cost?
Microsoft Office 365
March -2012
1.  Who is crowned Miss India World 2012?
– Vanya Mishra
 Chandigarh girl Vanya Mishra is crowned the Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2012 in a glittering grand finale of the 49th edition of the beauty pageant. The Miss India Earth title went to 24-year-old Prachi Mishra of Pune, while Chennai girl Rochelle Maria Rao, 23, is crowned as the Miss India International.   Read More
2. Name the cricket personality called ‘The Wall’ who retired from International cricket recently.
– Rahul Dravid
The 39-year-old Batting great Rahul Dravid, the second most prolific batsman in the game’s history and India’s middle order bulwark for years, on Friday bid adieu to Test cricket, bringing down the curtain on a glorious 16-year career.   Read More
3. Which country has India agreed ‘in-principle’ to the participation in hydro power-projects in the North-East?
Bangladesh
4. Name the Tech-savvy state which set a record by winning the National Tourism Award for its website for 5th time in last 10 years.
Kerala
5. Which Malayalam language daily has tied up with Yahoo India to deliver premium digital content in Malayalam?
Malayala Manorama
6. Name the Delhi-based group which has been nominated in the best international brand/group award at the British Reggae Industry Awards.
Reggar Rajahs
7. Which movie of Indian filmmaker Mani Ratnam is now part of the permanent collection at the Austrian Film Museum?
Raavanan
8. Who has been awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize considered as Nobel prize in Architecture?
Wang Shu
9. Which railway station became the first railway network to offer BluFi, a combination of Bluetooth and WiFi to provide information to passengers?
Bangalore City Railway Station
10. Which state bagged the second best national award in the Comprehensive Development Of Tourism category?
Rajasthan
11. Name the Kerala-based UAE business magnate who was awarded with Interfaith Harmony Award at Kuala Lumpur.
M.A.Yusuf Ali
12. Name the men’s mixed doubles winner of the ATP Dubai Open 2012.
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna
13. When was the World’s oldest post office opened as it celebrates its 300th anniversary?
1712 in Sanquhar, London
14. Name the Indian American filmmaker who won the ’2012 Rising Star Award’ for his feature film ’9 Eleven’ at the Canada International Film Festival.
Manan Singh Katohora
15. Who won the women’s Kabaddi World Cup championship?
India
16. Who is expected to visit India with export of gas and investment on agenda?
Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani
17. Who has been elected as Russian President?
Vladimir Putin
18. Name the West Indian cricketer who died in a car accident recently.
– Runako Morton aged 33      Read More
19. Name India’s first 3D dance film.
ABCD (Any Body Can Dance)
20. Which 4 financial institutions have agreed to form country’s first $2 billion (about Rs.10,000 crore) Infrastructure Development Fund to finance infrastructure projects in India?
Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank, LIC and Citi Financial
21. Who has been appointed as MD of Hyundai Motor India Ltd.?
Bo Shin Seo
22. Which Chinese Electric company has started office in India?
Shangai Electric
23. Which university conferred honoris causa(as honorary academic degree) during its 12th convocation to the finance minister Pranab Mukherjee?
Assam University
24. Which India’s leading commodity exchange would be listed on the BSE making it India’s first exchange to be listed?
Multi Commodity Exchange
25. Which western India university will start the Institute of International Studies?
M S University
26. HSBC will sell its general insurance for US $914 million to which 2 companies?
AXA Group and QBE Insurance Group
27. Against which team India will play one-off Twenty20 International cricket on March 30th 2012 to commemorate the 150 years of settlement of Indians in that country?
South Africa
28. Who retained his title of being the world’s richest Indian in Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s richest people?
Mukesh Ambani
29. Name the music director – king of soft melodies who passed away recently.
Ravi Shankar Sharma
30. Who has been appointed as head coach of the Pakistan cricket team?
Dav Whatmore
31. Name the bank that has entered into a partnership with Remit2home to offer Sri Lankans to transfer money back home.
Nations Trust Bank
32. Where is Kerala a film city is to be built?
Varikkassery Mana at Ottapalam
33. Who will be appointed as CEO of L&T?
K Venkataraman
34. Name the chocolate boy of Hindi cinema during 1960′s who passed away recently.
Joy Mukherjee
35. Who is appointed as ISI chief of Pakistan Government?
Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam
36. Which Indian NGO has been chosen for America’s first Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, for training and organising wastepickers and eliminating child labour from recycling?
Chintan
37. What is the reduced CRR of scheduled banks as revised by RBI at 75 basis points?
4.75%
38. At what value did Euro zone finance ministers release 2nd bailout package for debt-hit Greece?
$46.9 billion
39. Where was the International Financial Hub inaugurated in India recently?
New Town, Kolkata
40. What is the extended number of days for advance reservation of Indian railway tickets?
120
41. Which state has recorded an increase in foodgrains production that touched 50.22 lakh tonnes during Kharif 2011 season?
Haryana
42. Name the ambulance launched for farmers in Andhra Pradesh by Srihari Kotela, a Charterted Accountant.
Rythu Ratham (Tollfree – 18002666208)
43. Which non-banking finance arm of Tata Sons have decided to ramp up its travel business and focus on the retail segment?
Tata Capital
44. Which financial service will Nokia close in India?
Nokia Money
45. Which rank does India hold as per U5MR rates by UNICEF?
46th rank
46. Who will take over the rein of Deutsche Bank CEO at the end of May 2012?
Anshu Jain
47. Who was sworn in as Uttarkhand’s Chief Minister?
– Vijay Bahuguna
48. Name the Indian railway minister who will present Railway Budget 2012-13.
Dinesh Trivedi
49. Who has been appointed as Director General of Police for Punjab?
Sumedh Singh Saini
50. Who and at what age became 5th time Chief Minister of Punjab?
Parkash Singh Badal
51. Where was FICCI FRAMES 2012 – Asia’s largest global convention on film media and entertainment inaugurated?
Kolhapur, Maharashtra
52. Who is sworn as youngest Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh?
– Akhilesh Yadav  at the age of 38 years.
53. What is the proposed capital support to be infused to PSU’s and financial institutions during the next fiscal year as per Budget 2012-13?
Rs.15,888 crore
54. Who has been appointed as Additional Advocate General of Tamil Nadu?
P.H.Arvindh Pandian
55. From which tax will RBI be spared?
Wealth Tax
56. Who won the Australian Grand Prix 2012?
Jenson Button
57. Who won the Swiss Open 2012 title against China’s Shixian Wang?
Saina Nehwal
58. Who will replace Dinesh Trivedi as Railway Minister?
Mukul Roy
59. The indoor hall built at Orissa Cricket Association is named of which cricket personality?
Sachin Tendulkar Indoor Hall
60. Who has been elected as German President?
Joachim Gauck
61. Which bank recently celebrated its 75th anniversary?
Indian Overseas Bank
62. As Jet Airways discontinues JetLite, which company it is set to merge?
JetKonnect
63. Name the hockey player who was declared the winner of ‘Survivor India’.
Raj Rani
64. Expand – NPCI
National Payment Corporation of India
65. Which Indian city has been selected as city of focus at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012?
Mumbai
66. Who has been named for Dada Saheb Phalke award?
Soumitra Chatterjee
67. Which European nation has tied up with the Indian Railways to renovate 14 railway stations in India?
Belgium
68. Name the Goa Tourism minister who died of heart attack recently?
Matanhy Saldanha
69. Which team won the cricket Asia Cup 2012?
Pakistan
70. Expand – NBFC
Non-Banking Finance Companies
71. Which British newspaper won the annual Press Awards – the Oscars of British Journalism?
Daily Mail (Newspaper and Website of the year)
72. What amount of loan for education has been offered to India by World Bank?
$500 million
73.  64 years after Independence which Indian state saw a locomotive train for the first time?
Manipur (12km from Jiribam to Dholakhal)
74. Longding became the 17th district of which Indian state?
Arunachal Pradesh
75.  Israeli Government is planning to setup 3 agricultural excellence centres in which Indian state?
Gujarat
76. Who has been nominated for World bank President post by US President?
Korean-American Physician-Anthropologist Jim Yong Kim
77.  Who will be appointed as Army chief to succeed Gen.V.K.Singh?
– Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh
78. Who won 2nd silver medal in the men’s 50m rifle three position at the Amir of Kuwait International Shooting Grand Prix?
Gagan Narang
79.  Name the new tax norms which will come into effect from April 1st 2012.
GAAR – General Anti-Avoidance Rules
80.  Which 2 banking facilities would not require signature attestation instead only thumb impression as per RBI?
Fixed deposits and Opening a bank locker
81.  Which state will get its first commercial dairy for processing of camel milk into various products in Kutch district once the provision is made in its 2012-13 budget?
Gujarat
82.  Who is appointed as chairman of Haldia Petrochemicals?
Kolkata’s industry minister Partha Chatterjee
83.  Who is named as Peace ambassador of world religious Parliament?
Pt.Arjun Prasad Bastola
84.  Who is appointed as Wipro’s banking head?
Rajan Kohli
85. Who was named as the winner of the Templeton Prize 2012 for his contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension?
Dalai Lama
86.  Name the bill passed against conduct of any constitutional authority in India.
Judicial Accountability Bill
87.  Where in India Guru Gobind Singh refinery will be inaugurated in April 2012?
Bathinda, Southwest Punjab
88.  Where in Chennai is the 2nd airport is to be setup?
Sriperumbudur
89.  Where in Arunachal Pradesh Reserve Bank of India is planning to open its office?
Itanagar
90.  Which Indian state passed Rs.201.05 crore deficit budget for the financial year 2012-13?
Arunachal Pradesh
91.  Which IPL cricket team signed up with UNICEF in a bid to support the adolescent girls in India?
Delhi Daredevils
92. Who has replaced Shankar Bidari as DGP and IG in Karnataka?
A.R.Infant
93.  Which Indian state would celebrate 77th foundation day on 1st April 2012?
Odisha or Orissa
94.  Name the 26/11 Mumbai terror survivor who has been selected as a flag bearer at the London 2012 Olympics.
Harnish Patel
95. Name the PSU bank whose 108 branches were inaugurated electronically by Union Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena.
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