GA Quiz 2011 – 20

QUIZ ON GENERAL AWARENESS 2011 – 20
1.  Which of the following Indian States has bagged the first position in the country in
     annual percentage increase in gross state domestic product (GSDP) during the 
     financial year 2010-11?
     a) Bihar
     b) Jharkhand 
     c) Chhattisgarh 
     d) Uttarakhand
     e) Uttar Pradesh

2.  Which of the following Indian banks has launched India’s first Debit Card named 
     ‘MyDesign Card’ which allows the customer to incorporate a personal image of 
     his/her choice on the Debit Card?
     a) SBI
     b) Axis
     c) IDBI
     d) HDFC
     e) ICICI

3.  Which of the following is NOT a major highlights of the new proposed draft National
     Telecoms Policy 2011 released in media recently?
     a) Abolish roaming charges throughout the country
     b) Reducing carbon footprint of telecom sector
     c) Increase rural tele-density from 35% to 60% by 2017
     d) Target to provide ‘broadband on demand’ by 2013
     e) All future spectrum allocations will be priced at market rates

4.  Which among the following fertility drugs has recently been banned by Union 
     government for treatment of infertility?
     a) Lupron  
     b) Cetrotide 
     c) Letrozole 
     d) Clomiphene 
     e) None of the above

5.  British author Julian Barnes on October 18, 2011 won the Man Booker Prize, one 
     of the highest-profile awards in English-language literature. The winning author 
     Julian Barnes takes home the prize, worth________.
     a) US $50,000
     b) US $60,000
     c) US $70,000
     d) US $80,000
     e) None of the above

6.  Daniel Shechtman, who has won the  2011 Chemistry Nobel prize  for discovering
     quasicrystals belongs to which of the following countries?
     a) USA
     b) France
     c) Australia
     d) Sweden
     e) Israel

7.  Which of the following computer programming languages was invented by Dennis
     Ritchie, who died on October 12, 2011?
     a) C
     b) Java
     c) SQL
     d) HTML
     e) PERL

8.  To participate in 2011 World Solar Challenge event of solar car race going to be
     held in Australia, which of the following solar cars is designed by Delhi Technical
     University (DTU)?  
      a) Apollo
      b) Aurora
      c) Avenir
      d) Sundancer
      e) Solar Knight

9.  On September 23 , 2011 the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas submitted
     Palestinian application for the membership in United Nations to the U.N. secretary-
     general. Presently, countries seeking to join the United Nations need how many 
     numbers of vote for the membership approval in U.N. General Assembly?

     a) 147     
     b) 128
     c) 131
     d) 146
     e) 129

10. The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was observed around the globe
      on  ______this year.

      a) September 18
      b) September 14
      c) October 3
      d) October 23
      e) October 18

11. Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) which came into news recently due to
      relay hunger strike at Kudankulam, is being setup by  Nuclear Power Corporation 
      of India Ltd (NPCIL) with the help of  
     a) France
     b) Australia
     c) Germany
     d) Russia
     e) Japan

12. The global ratings firm Moody’s  on October 3, 2011 has downgraded its BFSR 
       rating of India’s largest bank SBI from ‘C-‘ to ‘D+’ on account of the lender’s 
       low Tier-I capital ratio and deteriorating asset quality. What is the expansion of
      BFSR in this context?
      a) Bank Financial Standard Rating 
      b) Bank Financial Strength Rating
      c) Bank Financial Statutory Reserves
      d) Bank Financial Statements Rating
      e)  None of the above

13. Helle Thorning-Schimdt has been elected as first female Prime Minister of
      a) Vietnam
      b) Thialand
      c) Denmark
      d) Sweden
      e) None of the above

14. To keep a tab on teacher’s absenteeism, biometric fingerprint scanners have been
      installed to record attendance of teachers electronically in around 2,622 government
      schools across the State of _________.  
      a) Bihar
      b) Haryana
      c) Madhya Pradesh
      d) Rajasthan
      e) Uttar Pradesh

15. Which of the following Indian states has recently been declared as the first ‘total
       banking state’ in India, successfully completing the campaign for total financial 
       inclusion plan (FIP) ensuring banking facility to all families?
       a) Goa
       b) Delhi
       c) Karanatka
       d) Maharashtra
       e) Kerala

16. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on 9 October 2011 launched the nationwide
       ‘Come and Play’ scheme which aims to provide coaching primarily to sportspersons
       of age group-  
      a) 8 – 15
      b) 8 – 16
      c) 8 – 17
      d) 8 – 18
      e) None of the above

17. India’s first AC Double-decker train which was flagged off on October 2, 2011 by the
      Uninon Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi runs from –
      a) Howrah to Hazaribagh
      b) Howrah to Dhandbad
      c) Siliguri to Dhanbad
      d) Dhandbad to Sealdah 
      a) None of the above

18. The Tier-1 capital ratio is the ratio of a bank’s core equity capital to its
      a) loans to businesses
      b) reserves of base money
      c) Non-Performing Assets
      d) total risk-weighted assets
      e) None of the above

19. The rate of interest payable on Exchange Earners’ Foreign Currency Account 
      (EEFC) is 
      a) zero
      b) 3.5%
      c) 4.0%
      d) 4.5%
      e) None of the above

20. Oenology is the study of the
      a) neurochemicals 
      b) planetary atmosphere 
      c) chemistry of wine and winemaking
      d) chemicals derived from plants
      e) chemical composition of the Earth and other planets

     Note : – Correct answers are highlighted in red color. 

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Full name - Narender Jangra      Location - India    Qualification - MCA

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