Saturday, January 21, 2012

General Knowledge Quiz - 82

1. NABARD was established on the recommendation of—
[A] Public Account Committee
[B] Shivaraman Committee
[C] Narsimham Committee
[D] None of these

2. Web browser from Google is known as:
[A] Chrome
[B] Opera
[C] Netscape
[D] Firefox

3. Which of the combination of the Arjuna award winners are correct?
I ii iii
Year Name Field
1 2002 Deepak Thakur Badminton
2 2004 Anju Bobby George Hockey
3 2003 Pullela Gopichand Shooting
4 1999 I. M. Vijayan Athletics
5 2002 Mahesh Bhupati Football
6 1995 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Lawn Tennis
[A] 5-i, 1-ii, 2-iii
[B] 4-i, 3-ii, 1-iii
[C] 2-i, 6-ii, 3-iii
[D] 3-i, 4-ii, 5-iii

4. Which of the following countries has no official capital?
[A] Tunisia
[B] Western Sahara
[C] Palau
[D] Swaziland

5. What is the capital of Belgium?
[A] Minsk
[B] Brussels
[C] Copenhagen
[D] Budapest

6. Which one of the following took over the Anglo-Dutch Steel Company, Corus?
[A] Mittal-Arcelor
[B] Jindal Steel
[C] Neelanchal Ispat Nigam Ltd.
[D] Tata Steel

7. Which of the following combination for Sahitya Academy Awards given in English literature and the Awardees is correct?
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Year Author Creation Type
1 1978 Ruskin Bond The Shadow Lines Novel
2 1989 Anita Desai Rajaji : A Life Short stories
3 1992 Upamanyu Chatterjee Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra Novel
4 2001 Amitav Ghosh Fire On the Mountain Biography
5 2004 Rajmohan Gandhi Mammaries of the Welfare State Novel
[A] 1-i, 2-ii, 1-iii, 5-iv
[B] 2-i, 1-ii, 3-iii, 2-iv
[C] 4-i, 5-ii, 2-iii, 4-iv
[D] 5-i, 3-ii, 4-iii, 1-iv

8. The Bombay dabawala have achieved international reputation because of
[A] Timely dabba delivery
[B] Organized team work
[C] Six sigma based operation
[D] Excellent service for last 50 years and beyond

9. Which of the following public sector organisations is listed on New York Stock Exchange?
[D] None of these

10. Which one of the following is the correct combination?
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year Author Creation Award
1 1997 Arundhati Roy The Inheritance of Loss Booker
2 2006 Salman Rushdie Interpreter of Maladies Booker
3 2000 V.S. Naipaul The God of Small Things Pulitzer
4 1981 Kiran Desai Midnight's Children Booker
5 1971 Jhumpa Lahiri In a Free State Booker
[A] 1-ii, 3-i, 3-iii, 5-iv
[B] 5-i, 2-iv, 3-ii, 5-iii
[C] 3-i, 5-ii, 2-iii, 4-iv
[D] 2-i, 4-ii, 5-iii, 1-iv

11. For International payments the Indian currency is linked to:
[A] British Sterling
[B] American dollar
[C] International oil price
[D] Gold Standard

12. Which of the following is NOT the name of the sensitive index of any global stock exchange?
[A] Nasdaq
[B] Nikkei
[C] Kospi
[D] Combix

13. Starbucks, the coffee chain retailer’s name is inspired from which book
[A] The Scarlet Letter
[B] Mobydick
[C] Uncle Tom’s Cabin
[D] None of these

14. Daiichi Sankyo, which has taken a major stake in India’s pharma company Ranbaxy, is a firm based in:
[A] China
[B] South Korea
[C] North Korea
[D] Japan

15. The banking sector will fall under which of the following sectors?
[A] Agricultural Sector
[B] Service Sector
[C] Manufacturing
[D] Industrial Sector