GA Quiz 2012 – 10

1.  According to the budget estimates of 2012-13, the non-plan expenditure is 
     estimated at :

     a) Rs.6,65,216 crore
     b) Rs 5,21,025 crore
     c) Rs.9,69,900 crore
     d) Rs 7,26,567 crore 
     e) None of the above

2.  Which of the following statement(s) is/are major highlight of Union Budget 2012-13?
     A) Fiscal deficit estimated at 5.9 per cent of GDP in  2012-13.
     B) Total expenditure for 2012-13 budgeted at Rs 14,90,925 crore.
     C) Target for agricultural credit in 2012-13 raised to Rs 5,75,000 crore     

     a) Only (A)                         b) Only (B)
     c) Both (A) & (B)               d) Both (B) & (C)
     e) All (A), (B) & (C)

3.  About how much amount have been allocated by central government for 
     “National Rural Livelihood Mission” in Budget 2012-13?
     a) Rs. 3,915 crore
     b) Rs. 4,217 crore
     c) Rs. 5,000 crore
     d) Rs. 2,242 crore
     e) None of these

4.  To increase the capacity of godowns, how much amount has been provided by the
     government under Grameen Bhandaran Yojana for the year 2012-13?
     a) Rs.650 crore
     b) Rs.716 crore
     c) Rs.582 crore
     d) Rs.450 crore
     e) None of the above

5.   As per Railway Budget 2012 highlights, the travel distance under ‘Izzat Scheme’
      has been extended from 100 km to _________.
     a) 150 km
     b) 200 km
     c) 225 km
     d) 250 km
     e) None of the above

6.  In Rail Budget 2012, the total market borrowing for railways in 2012-13  is 
     estimated at :
     a) Rs 58,467 crore
     b) Rs 67,785 crore.
     c) Rs.72,730 crore.
     d) Rs 65,000 crore 
     e) None of these

7.  How much amount of education loan has been approved by World Bank to 
     support India’s secondary education progamme Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha
     Abhiyan (RMSA)?
     a) 250 million dollar
     b) 375 million dollar
     c) 435 million dollar
     d) 500 million dollar
     e) None of the above

8.  Which countries name has recently been removed from the list of the polio-ridden
     countries of the world by World Health Organisation?

     a) Angola  
     b) Pakistan
     c) India
     d) Nigeria 
     e) Afghanistan

9.  Consider the following statements about re-drafted Marriage Laws (Amendment)
     Bill, 2010 passed by the Cabinet on 23rd March 2012:
A) ‘Irretrievable break-down of marriage’ to be made ground for divorce
     B) Women to have right over marital property in the event of the divorce
     C) Adopted children to have right on property on par with biological children.

     Which of the above statement(s) is/are TRUE?
     a) Only  (A)                              b) Only (B)
     c) Only (A) & (B)                     d) Both (B) &  (C)
     e) All (A), (B) & (C)

10. The Government has declared 2012 as the year of:
      a) Horticulture
      b) Sericulture
      c) Pisciculture
      d) Entrepreneur
      e) None of the above

11. Recently, on 30th anniversary of the Falklands War, the debate of ownership of
      Flakland Islands has reignited between
      a) Russia and Finland
      b) Scotland and Ireland 
      c) Norway and Finland
      d) Britain and Argentina
      e) None of the aboe

12. The new chief of Pakistan’s powerful spy agency ISI is:
      a) Tahir Rafique Butt 
      b) Ahmed Shuja Pasha
      c) Zahir-ul-Islam
      d) Rao Qamar Suleman 
      e) None of the above

13. The prominent insurgent group, United People’s Democratic Solidarity (UPDS)
      operates primarily in the eastern area of 

      a) Bihar
      b) Assam
      c) Sikkim
      d) Jharkhand
      e) West Bengal

14. The skill development and employment programme called “Himayat” is operating
      in which of the following States?

      a) Bihar
      b) Rajasthan
      c) Maharashtra
      d) Uttar Pradesh
      e) Jammu & Kashmir

15. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be observing its 32nd Foundation Day on:
      a) April 6, 2012
      b) April 13, 2012
      c) April 23. 2012
      d) April 17, 2012
      e) None of the above

16. Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th international ton against: 
      a) Pakistan
      b) Australia
      c) Sri Lanka
      d) Bangladesh
      e) South Africa

17. Saina Nehwal retained the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold trophy on 18 March by
      defeating ___________ in Switzerland..
      a) Yang Wei
      b) Wang Yihan
      c) Zhang Ning
      d) Maria Kristin 
      e) Shixian Wang

18. A recession is when output falls for  
      a) two consecutive quarters
      b) three consecutive quarters
      c) five consecutive quarters
      d) six consecutive quarters
      e) None of the above

19. Which of the following banking facilities helps us to make payments out of 
      our bank account without actually carrying money with us?

      a) ATM
      b) Credit Card
      c) Phone Banking
      d) Net Banking
      e) None of the above

20. Purchasing a Brent Crude ETF gives Investors exposure to:
      a) Coal Prices
      b) Oil Prices
      c) Gas Prices
      d) Gold Prices
      e) Stock Prices

     Note : – Correct answers are highlighted in red color.