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Monday, June 25, 2012

Latest and CurrentGK Questions for Upcoming Exams (GK Quiz - 187)

1. The task force on Direct Transfer of Subsidies recommended a direct transfer of subsidies for which of the following?
[A]LPG
[B]Kerosene
[C]Fertiliser
[D]All of the above


2. Indian companies can issue equity to foreign companies to pay for which of the following:
[A]Technology
[B]Capital goods imports
[C]Royalty
[D]All of the above


3. Male Declaration refers to regional cooperation in the field of:
[A]Higher education
[B]Art and culture
[C]Air pollution prevention
[D]Immunisation programmes


4. The main goal of the Total Sanitation Campaign under the Nirmal Gram Yojana is to eradicate the practice of open defecation by
[A]2015
[B]2017
[C]2020
[D]2022


5. Which of the following have joined hands to set up India’s first Infrastructure Debt Fund?
[A]ICICI Bank
[B]Bank of Baroda
[C]Citibank and LIC
[D]All of the above


6. ‘Bhagyam Oil fields’ which were recently in news are located in whivh of the following states of India?
[A]Rajasthan
[B]Gujarat
[C]Assam
[D]Maharashtra


7. Which of the following statements about the National Agriculture Scheme (NAIS) are correct?
1. It is being implemented by NABARD
2. Its coverage has gone up to 17.61 cr farmers during 2010-11
3. Maharashtra accounts for the highest number of farmers covered under NAIS
[A]Only1
[B]2 &3
[C]1 &2
[D]All of the above


8. Which of the following has become the first Indian Bank to issue ‘Dim Sum’ Bond?
[A]SBI
[B]IDBI Bank
[C]ICICI Bank
[D]HDFC Bank


9. The Nutrient Based Subsidy covers which of the following fertilisers?
[A]Nitrogen
[B]Phosphate
[C]Sulphur
[D]All of the above


10. In economic terms which of the following factor/s determine the ‘individual demand’ of a product/ commodity?
[A]Price of a commodity
[B]Income of the individual
[C]Utility and demand of a commodity
[D]All of the above


11. Which of the following sectors generate invisible exports?
[A]Fishing
[B]Travel and tourism
[C]Jewellery
[D]Handicrafts


12. Which of the following not a poverty eradication programme launched by the government of India?
[A]Jawahar Gram Samriddhi Yojana
[B]National Social Assistance Scheme
[C]AADHAR
[D]National Family Welfare Scheme


13. The government of India has recently decided to raise the price of oil products, diesel, petrol, and cooking gas; however some of the taxes on these products were reduced or scrapped altogether. Which of the following taxes were reduced or scrapped?
1. Custom duty
2. VAT
3. Excise Duty
[A]Only1
[B]Only 2 and 3
[C]Only 1 and3
[D]Only3


14. Government has recently decided to increase its total health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by the end of the 12th five year plan. What is the current expenditure?
[A]0.01
[B]0.014
[C]0.018
[D]0.022


15. The direct tax code is related to which of the following taxes?
[A]Income tax
[B]Sales tax
[C]Excise duty
[D]Service tax


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