GA Quiz 2012 – 5

1.  Which of the following rates for banking system is NOT correctly matched with its
     value announced by RBI in third quarter monetary policy review on January 24,

     a) RR     –   8.5%
     b) RRR  –   7.5%
     c) CRR  –   6.0%
     d) MSF  –   9.5%
     e) None of the above

2.  Which of the following is rank of India in 2012 Environmental Performance Index
     released by Yale University of Davos?.
     a) 134
     b) 125
     c) 119
     d) 113
     e) 108

3.  Phobos-Grunt, the Russian satellite failed to reach orbit after a computer
     malfunction and crashed back to Earth on Jan 15, 2012. The Phobos-Grunt
     mission lifted off Nov 8, 2011 on a mission to collect samples from the ______.

     a) Mars moon
     b) Mars soil
     c) Mars weather
     d) Mars rocky mountains 
     e) None of the above

4.  In which of the following States, Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) term
     has recently been extended by Central Government for one more year?
     a) Nagaland
     b) Tripura
     c) Mizoram
     d) Assam
     e) Jammu & Kashmir

5.  Recently, the government took a decision to stop releasing weekly inflation data
     in a bid to curb speculative movement in prices of essential commodities. Weekly
     primary articles inflation data based on Wholesale Price Index (WPI) was released
     by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry mostly every ___________.
     a) Monday
     b) Tuesday
     c) Thrusday
     d) Saturday
     e) None of the above

6.  Which of the following aerospace companies has won the 10.4 billion dollars deal to
     supply 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) to the Indian Air Force
     a) Saab
     b) Boeing
     c) Lockheed Martin 
     d) Dassault Rafale
     e) United Aircraft Corporation

7.  The National Population Register (NPR) is the biggest biometric identity database
     to be maintained by which of the following institutions/agencies?
     a) Planning commision of India
     b) National Development Council
     c) Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
     d) Unique Identification Authority of India
     e) None of the above

8.  Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) has recently been set up in which of the 
     following States to protect tigers from poachers and hunters? 
     a) Odisha
     b) Karanatka
     c) Rajasthan
     d) Gujarat
     e) West Bengal

9.  Which of the following is the name of India’s first cloud based tablet solution for
     school students launched recently?
     a) Aaksah
     b) Sakshat
     c) e-Tutor
     d) e-Guru
     e) Galaxy

10. Who among the following was chief guest at India’s 63rd Republic Day? 
      a) Dilma Rousseff 
      b) Yingluck Shinawatra
      c) Helle Thorning-Schmidt
      d) Kamla Persad Bissessar 
      e) None of the above

11. Name the tennis player who has won the Australian Open Women’s title in the
      final played on January 28, 2012?

      a) Kim Clijsters
      b) Maria Sharapova
      c) Svetlana Kuznetsova
      d) Martina Navratilova
      e) Victoria Azarenka

12. Who among the following persons has been appointed as new chief of paramilitary
      Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)?
      a) Rajiv 
      b) Ajit M Sharan
      c) Ramesh Sharma
      d) Shankar Aggarwal
      e) None of the above

13. Name the book authored by Salman Rushdie?
      a) Revolution 2020
      b) River of Smoke
      c) Moth Smoke
      d) The Satanic Verses
      e) Last Man in Tower

14. At the State level, a Lokayukta (ombudsman) is appointed by whom? 
     a) President of India
     b) Governor of the State 
     c) Chief Minister of State
     d) Speaker of State Legislative Assembly
     e) None of the above

15. Nirbhashan (Exile ) is the autobiography of :
      a) Shobha De
      b) Medha Patkar
      c) Arundhati Roy
      d) Leela Samson
      e) Taslima Nasrin

16. Pesky message(s) is/are
      a) a type of phishing e-mail
      b) a spam message in mail-inbox
      c) unsolicited telemarketing text messages
      d) a text message for micro-blogging site
      e) None of the above

17. Cloud computing allows consumers and businesses to use applications without ____.
      a) remote server 
      b) installation
      c) internet
      d) authetication
      e) All the above

18. Dyslexia is associated mainly with difficulties in
      a) hearing
      b) speaking
      c) reading
      d) walking
      e) None of the above

19. Inflation happens when there are 
      a) less goods and more buyers
      b) more goods and less buyers
      c) less goods and less buyers
      d) more goods and more buyers
      e) None of the above

20. Natural gas is a gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of
      a) Ethane
      b) Methane
      c) Propane
      d) Butane
      e) None of the above

     Note : – Correct answers are highlighted in red color.