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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

GK for IAS/PCS (General Knowledge Quiz - 128)

1. The Planning Commission has approved an ambitious scheme known as the Van Panchayat Yojna aiming at achieving the target of covering …………… of India’s geographical area with trees.
[A]0.35
[B]0.4
[C]0.33
[D]0.28



2. The Latest Forest Survey of India says that only ………… of the country’s land was covered with trees.
[A]0.3
[B]0.22
[C]0.23
[D]0.2



3. BDR stands for—
[A]Border Development Force
[B]Border District Development
[C]Bangladesh Rifles
[D]Bangladesh Development Rifles



4. Slumdog Millionaire won the Oscar Awards in—
[A]Eight categories
[B]Seven categories
[C]Six categories
[D]None of these



5. Sean Penn has got the Oscar Award 2009 for—
[A]Best Actor
[B]Best Director
[C]Adapted Screenplay
[D]Original Song



6. According to a recent report the percentage of all immigrant founded companies in last ten years founded by Indian immigrant is—
[A]0.26
[B]0.3
[C]0.35
[D]0.4



7. STPF stands for—
[A]Special Task Protection Force
[B]Special Tiger Protection Force
[C]Special Tiger Police Force
[D]None of the above



8. ‘Daughters of Shame’ is a book written by—
[A]Jasvinder Sanghera
[B]Mehar Fatima Hussain
[C]Kermit Roosevelt
[D]Shazia Aziz



9. Earth Day is observed on—
[A]April 22
[B]April 17
[C]April 30
[D]April 24



10. The World Wide Web (WWW) on March 13, 2009 marked its—
[A]25th anniversary
[B]30th anniversary
[C]20th anniversary
[D]35th anniversary



11. According to Economist Intelligence Unit recent Survey the world’s costliest city is—
[A]New York
[B]Mumbai
[C]Washington
[D]Tokyo



12. The former Israeli President who has been charged with rape is—
[A]Benjamin Nitinyahu
[B]Shimon Peres
[C]Moshe Katsav
[D]Ariel Sharon



13. According to Tobacco Atlas in India roughly the number of people who are consuming tobacco is—
[A]250 million
[B]230 million
[C]220 million
[D]225 million



14. INS Viraat—the sole aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean of the Indian Navy celebrated its ………… in November 2009.
[A]Golden Jubilee
[B]Silver Jubilee
[C]Diamond Jubilee
[D]Platinum Jubilee



15. Which of the following was not the base of LTTE before being captured by Sri Lankan forces ?
[A]Muridke
[B]Elephant Pass
[C]Kilinochchi
[D]Mullaithivu



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