Tuesday, August 7, 2012


1.  Which is the projected target of power generation for the Twelfth Five Year Plan?
     a) 72,864 MW
     b) 75,785 MW
     c) 78,385 MW
     d) 76,765 MW
     e) None of the above

2.  The Working Group on Power constituted by Planning Commission for formulation
     of the 12th Five Year Plan has estimated total fund requirement of __________ for
     the power sector during the 12th Plan.
     a) Rs.15,35,765 Crore
     b) Rs.12,42,543 Crore
     c) Rs.13,72,580 Crore
     d) Rs.18,64,382 Crore
     e) None of the above

3.  To what percent of the country’s population, the National Food Security Bill, 2011
     confers a legal right to cheaper food grains?
     a) 63.5 per cent
     b) 65.0 per cent
     c) 70.5 per cent
     d) 75.0 per cent
     e) None of the above

4.  The contribution by the IT sector in India’s GDP has increased from 6.4% in the
     year 2008 to _______in year 2012.

     a) 6.8%
     b) 7.2%
     c) 7.5%
     d) 8.2%
     e) None of the above

5.  In the first quarter review of monetary policy of FY 2012-13, RBI cut the statutory
     liquidity ratio (SLR) by a percentage point to ease the flow of credit to industry.
     Consider the follwoing statements about SLR:
     1. SLR is the amount of deposits banks park in government bonds/securities.
     2. The maximum limit of SLR has been reduced from 24% to 23%.
     3. SLR ensures that banks do not provide all the deposits as loan.
     Which of the above statements is/are correct?
     a) Only 1
     b) Only 2
     c) 1 and 2 only
     d) 1 and 3 only
     e) All 1, 2 and 3

6.  Which of the following banks removes minimum balance stipulations for Saving Bank
     accounts recently?

     a) SBI
     b) PNB
     c) OBC
     d) HDFC
     e) ICICI

7.  Which of the following statements correctly define the meaning of reverse repo rate?
     a) The rate at which apex bank RBI lends money to commercial banks.
     b) The rate at which the apex bank RBI borrows money from commercial banks.
     c) The amount of funds that the commercial banks have to keep with the RBI.
     d) The rate at which apex bank RBI allows finance to commercial banks.
     e) None of the above

8.  Which is the name of new air station opened by Indian Navy at Campbell bay recently,
      to keep an eagle eye on China’s strategic moves in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)?
     a) INS Baaz
     b) INS Eagle
     c) INS Garuda
     d) INS Prahar
     e) None of the above

9.  The government of India has decided to permit a citizen of Pakistan or any entity
     incorporated in Pakistan to make investments in India under government route.
     Pakistani citizens and companies will be allowed to invest in all sectors other than
     a) Space
     b) Defence
     c) Atomic Energy
     d) Both (a) & (c)
     e) All (a), (b) & (c)

10. According to the latest edition of Forbes magazine, which of the following oil and gas
      companies became the world’s most profitable company in 2011?

      a) ONGC
      b) Areva
      c) Aramco
      d) Gazprom
      e) ExxonMobil

11.  Which computing giant has recently posted its first ever loss since becoming a public
       company 26 years ago?
      a) IBM
      b) Apple
      c) Google
      d) Facebook
      e) Microsoft

12. Which city ranks at the top in India City Competitiveness Report-2012, compiled
      by the Institute for Competitiveness (IFC) recently?
      a) Delhi
      b) Mumbai
      c) Chennai
      d) Banglore
      e) Hyderabad

13. A Committee was constituted under the Chairmanship of Dr. Mihir Shah, Member,
      Planning Commission for suggesting revisions to

      a) SABLA Operational Guidelines
      b) MGNREGA Operational Guidelines
      c) JNNURM  Operational Guidelines
      d) Swavalamban Operational Guidelines
      e) None of the above
14. India’s first ever bio toilets developed by DRDO, has been launched in which of
      the following States?
     a) Bihar
     b) Kerala
     c) Gujarat
     d) Rajasthan
     e) Odisha

15. India’s largest industrial solar power plant became operational in
      a) Punjab 
      b) Gujarat
      c) Rajasthan
      d) Maharashtra
      e) None of the above

16. The Andmans and Nicobars are separated by
      e) Coco Channels
      b) Great Channles
      c) Ten Degree Channles
      d) Duncan Passage
      e) None of the above

17. The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission was launched by the Indian
      government in
      a) 2008
      b) 2009
      c) 2010
      d) 2011
      e) None of the above

18. Shri Pranab Mukherjee took oath as India’s ________ president.
      a) 13th
      b) 14th
      c) 15th
      d) 16th
      e) None of the above

19. Who administers the oath of office to the president of India?
      a) Prime Minister
      b) Lok Sabha Speaker
      c) Chairman of Rajya Sabha
      d) Chief Justice of India
      e) None of the above

20. Who won the first gold medal of the 2012 London Olympic Games?
      a) Yu Dan
      b) Yi Siling
      c) Katrina Emmons
      d) Sylwia Bogacka
      e) None of the above

21. India’s flag- bearer at opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games was
      a) Sushil Kumar
      b) Gagan Narang
      c) Leander Paes
      d) Saina Nehwal
      e) None of the above

22. Google Fibre, an ultra-high speed internet service offers
      a) 10Mbps download and upload speeds
      b) 100Mbps download and upload speeds
      c) 500Mbps download and upload speeds
      d) 1Gbps download and upload speeds
      e) None of the above

23. The annual Amarnath yatra to Holy Amarnath Cave is organized every year by the
      a) Tamilnadu State Government
      b) Jammu & Kashmir State Government
      c) Maharashtra State Government
      d) Karanatka State Government
      e) None of the above

24. Amarnath Yatra is a pride for Hindu devotees who have faith in
      e) Lord Vishnu
      b) Lord Krishna
      c) Lord Shiva
      d) Lord Brahma
      e) None of the above

25. Which of the following statements is/are correct about ‘Amarnath yatra’?
      1. A person cannot take Amarnath Yatra without taking the permission from
         Government of India.
      2. A prior Amarnath Yatra registration is must.
      3. Helicopter can be used to go Amarnath Cave.
      a) Only 1    
       b) Only 2    
      c) Only 3    
      d) 1 and 2 Only    
       e) All 1, 2 and 3