GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE QUIZ
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Global burden of cancer
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The result of first direct Presidential elections held in Czech Republic was declared on 25 January 2013. Name the person who emerged as the winner in the Presidential Elections of Czech Republic?
Name the winner of Nobel Prize for literature, 2012 and the movie star who were given a political role in China by being selected as members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, one of the houses of Chinese parliament.
Zhang Ziyi and Mo Yan
Mo Yan and Jackie Chan
Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Jackie Chan
Mo Yan and Tony Leung Chiu Wai
India dropped itself nine places in the list of 179 countries in the latest World Press Freedom Index 2013, which is the lowest since 2002.India was ranked at which position in context of World Press Freedom Index 2013?
NASA on 1 February 2013 marked 10th anniversary of which Space Shuttle?
Both of these
None of these
The Reserve Bank of India on 29 January 2013 slashed its key interest rates by 0.25 per cent and released 18000 crore rupees additional liquidity into the system to perk up growth through reduced cost of borrowing. Which of the following statements in context of the same is true?
i. RBI in its third quarter monetary policy review surprised the market by cutting short-term lending rate called repo, by 0.25 per cent to 7.75 per cent
ii. The Cash Reserve Ratio was slashed to 4 percent
iii.The repo rate cut will increase the cost of borrowing for individuals and corporate, whereas the reduction in CRR, which is the portion of deposits that banks have to park with RBI, would improve the availability of funds.
iv. the stance of monetary policy in this review is intended to provide an appropriate interest rate environment to support growth as inflation risks moderate
All the four statements are true
Statements i, ii and iv are true
Only statement iii is true
Statements ii and iii are true’
Which of the following statements mentioned below are true?
i. The Union Government of India gave the Maharatna status to three PSUs- BHEL, AAI and GAIL on 1 February 2013. Granting Maharatna status to BHEL, AAI and GAIL will provide them with better functional and financial freedom and will also guarantee them with better valuation of the shares.
ii. Enforcement Directorate issued a penalty notice to IPL team Rajasthan Royals for violation of Forex Laws. The penalty notice was issued after investigating the matter for 2 years under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).
iii. Maharatna firm has a capacity to take investment decision of around 10000 crore Rupees without taking assistance from the government. On the other hand, forms with Navratna status have this capability of 5000 crore Rupees.
iv. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in February 2013 gave its principle approval for the price pooling mechanism of coal. The mechanism includes cost blending of the domestic coal with the imported one to counterbalance price hike.
Statement ii is only true
Statements ii, iii and iv are true
Statements ii and iv are true
Statements i and iii are true
Rajasthan Royals was penalized with a fine amount of around 100 crore Rupees for violating the Forex laws in February 2013. Name the body that slapped the fine on the IPL team?
Competition Commission of India
None of these
Match the following PSUs with the status granted to them?
i. Coal India Limited a. Navratna
ii. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited b. Miniratna Category I
iii. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited c. Miniratna Category I
iv. RITES Limited d. Maharatana
i&a, ii&d, iii&c and iv&c
i&d, ii&a, iii&b and iv&c
i&c, ii&a, iii&b and iv&d
i&d, ii&b, iii&a and iv&c
Name the two PSUs, which were granted the Maharatna status by the Union Government of India in February 2013?
BHEL and GAIL
ONGC and Gail
NTPC and BHEL
ONGC and NTPC
Life Time Achievement Award 2012 was conferred to an Indian by Ernst & Young. Name the person who was conferred with the award
Aditya Vikram Birla
The Union Cabinet of India on 6 February 2013 gave its nod to the proposal of decreasing the headcounts to what number in habitations under the government's flagship programme, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, PMGSY
My India Initiative-A Digital Volunteer Programme was launched by which ministry of the Government of India?
New and Renewable Energy
Information and Broadcasting Ministry
Science and Technology Ministry
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on 8 February 2013 arranged the first of its kind Live Twitter Conference. What was the theme of the conference?
Live Twitter Conference
Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference
Community Radio: Road Travelled & Way Forward
Climate Change and Sustainable Development Conference
Which Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) got in-principal approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for establishing as well as operating White Label ATMs (WLAs) in the last week of June 2013?
USB Financial Corporation Ltd.
Mahindra& Mahindra Financial Services Ltd
Escorts Finance Ltd.
Name the Walmart India Head who resigned from the US retail giant on 26 June 2013.
The European Commission (EC) on 26 June 2013 approved Inter Continental Exchange’s (ICE) proposed 8.2 billion dollars takeover of __________. Fill in the blank with an appropriate option.
Which drug firm on 25 June 2013 announced that it was given World Health Organisation (WHO) pre- qualification for the anti-malarial tablets which will be launched immediately?
Bristol Mayer Pharma
Strides Arcolab Pharma
Which online travel portal announced in June 2013 that it acquired GateGuru, the mobile resource for airport as well as flight information across the globe?
Easy Go Trip
Make My Trip
UK scientists in the third week of January 2013 discovered a set of hydrothermal vents, the deepest anywhere in the world while exploring the ocean floor in the __________. Fill in the blank with an appropriate option
None of these
Where did the researchers in the third week of February 2013 detected water traces inside the crystalline structure?
The astronomers in the second week of February 2013 discovered the proof that cosmic rays originate as the results of explosions of stars or supernova, these are termed as the most energetic event in the galaxy. Who discovered the cosmic rays first in 1912?
Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi
Scientists discovered in their study that Bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) can detect the electric fields of _________. Fill in the blank with an appropriate option.
Where will the first wildlife skywalk of India come up?
The Sixth East Asia Summit (EAS) was organized in
…………… in November, 2011.
General Knowledge questions for SSC CGL, UPSC, IBPS, MAT, CAT and other competitive exams.