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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Important Questions for General Knowledge Section of upcoming Exams in 2012 (GK Quiz - 189)

1. Which of the following drinks have been declared the national drink in 2013 in the honour of the plantation worker and sepoy mutiny leader Maniram Dewan on his 212th birth anniversary?
[A]Coffee
[B]Tea
[C]Coconut milk
[D]Lassi


2. The Gas authority of India Ltd (GAIL) is in the talks with which gas major of the world to form a joint venture company to develop pipeline infrastructure and supply gas to the industrial hub of the parts of Delhi –Mumbai Industrial corridors?
[A]Exxon Mobil
[B]Royal Dutch
[C]Tokyo Gas
[D]Chevron


3. The Zila Parishad of which of the following district has been chosen for National Panchayati Raj Award for implementing all government schemes?
[A]Sawai Madhopur
[B]Kurukshetra
[C]Saurashtra
[D]Mandsor


4. In which of the following states has the state government waived five percent VAT on textiles and instead imposed a one percent composite tax?
[A]Kerala
[B]West Bengal
[C]Andhra Pradesh
[D]Odisha


5. As per the international monetary fund (IMF) what is the projected economic growth rate of India’s GDP for 2012?
[A]0.06
[B]0.065
[C]0.069
[D]0.068


6. In which of the following Indian states has the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) established India’s first Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system, substituting the existing cash payment system?
[A]Maharashtra
[B]Rajasthan
[C]Punjab
[D]Haryana


7. Which of the following telecom companies has recently issued notice to the Indian Government under Bilateral Investment Treaty over tax issues between India and Netherlands?
[A]Airtel
[B]Vodafone
[C]Idea
[D]Reliance


8. Which of the following is the slogan of London Olympics 2012 which was recently revealed by the London organisers at an event in Kew Gardens?
[A]Faster, Higher, stronger
[B]Inspire a generation
[C]With glowing hearts
[D]Share the spirit


9. Recently a Gandhian Giriraj Kishore has returned his Padma Shri to the government to the government to protest the auction of Gandhi ji’s items. What is the profession of Giriraj Kishore?
[A]Social activists
[B]Writer
[C]Politician
[D]Historians


10. April 22 is celebrated every year as which of the following days?
[A]World Earth Day
[B]World Health Day
[C]World Green Day
[D]Dental Health Day


11. Woman activist Maya Suwalka, who has bagged the prestigious Ambedkar Women’s Welfare Awards for her campaign for woman empowerment, child rights, handicrafts promotion and water shed development during the past decade, belongs to which state?
[A]Rajasthan
[B]Haryana
[C]Punjab
[D]Bihar


12. Which of the following chief ministers has decided to launch state owned newspaper and TV channel to highlight the good work done by the government?
[A]Uttar Pradesh
[B]Tamil Nadu
[C]West Bengal
[D]Madhya Pradesh


13. To which of the following TV Channels has government served notice to refrain from the screening of the film The Dirty Picture during the Day time?
[A]Set Max
[B]Zee TV
[C]Sony
[D]Colors


14. The government will soon take up a study on 100 odd dams that soon come up in which of the following states?
[A]Arunachal Pradesh
[B]West Bengal
[C]Assam
[D]Kerala


15. The Lok Sabha approved the Transplantation of Human Organs (Amendment) Bill 2011. The punishment increases punishment from 5 to 10 years of imprisonment and the fine from Rs 10000to 20000. Which of the statement is true about the bill?
[A]The bill involves severe punishment for those involved in organ trade
[B]The bill does not allow uncles and aunts and grandparents to donate their organs
[C]The bill allows the commercial dealings of the organs
[D]The amended bill does not allow swapping of vital organs between willing but incompatible legal owners.


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