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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 30 September 2012

1. A massive pro-Telangana rally is scheduled to take place in Hyderabad today on Sunday, 30th September 2012. The rally has been called by the Joint Action Committee of Telangana, the engine of a movement that wants the state of Andhra Pradesh to be bifurcated. Hyderabad is geographically a part of the Telangana region; the other two parts of the state are Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema. Who is the chairman of Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC)?
[A]K. Chandrashekar Rao
[B]Balki Suman
[C]M Kodandaram
[D]Madhu Yaskhi Goud

2. A hospital in NCR Delhi conducted an awareness campaign as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility on World Heart Day, 29th Septemebr 2012. It generated an overwhelming response, with 14,161 free cholesterol tests conducted on adults at all its facilities and select Labs in the NCR region covering Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida and Faridabad. With this it entered into the Guinness book of world records by organising a massive programme to check coronary disease in the NCR region on World Heart Day. What is the name of the hospital?
[B]All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
[C]Fortis Healthcare
[D]Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

3. On Sunday, 30th Septemebr 2012, around 32,000 people, including athletes and celebrities, came together once again for the sheer love of running as the eighth edition of the Half Marathon began with swarming crowds and amazing enthusiasm. Some of the world's top long distance runners will participate in the USD 210,000 event, which has world 800m record holder and Olympic champion David Rudisha as its brand ambassador. This half marathon, recognised by the IAAF as a 'gold label Event' is one of the richest marathons in the world. The male and female winners will get USD 25,000 each, while the Indian winners will be richer by Rs. 2,50,000 each. In which Indian city it is happening?

4. On Saturday, 29th September 2012, the British energy firm BP said that Reliance Global Holdings will acquire BP Plc's petrochemical plant for $230 million in this country. BP said it has "agreed to sell all its interests in purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production in this country to Reliance Global Holdings Pte Ltd, Singapore (an associate firm of Reliance Ports and Terminals Ltd)". Reliance Ports and Terminals Ltd is a company owned by Mukesh Ambani. In which country Reliance made this acquisition?
[B]United Arab Emirates

5. Geeta Phogat, who became the first Indian woman wrestler to qualify for the Olympics, won the second bronze medal for India on Saturday, 29th September 2012 in the ongoing World Championships in Edmonton (Canada). Which women wrestler clinched the first bronze medal for India on Friday, 28th September 2012?
[A]Babita Phogat
[B]Neha Rathi
[C]Alka Tomar
[D]Navjot Kaur


Daily GK Quiz: 30 September 2012

1. Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) is a state-owned telecommunications service provider in the metro cities of Mumbai and New Delhi in India. However MTNL also provides services in one other country. Can you name it?
[B]Myanmar (Burma)

2. A Union Territory is an administrative division of India, in the federal framework of governance. Unlike the states of India, which have their own elected governments, union territories are ruled directly by the federal government; the President of India appoints an Administrator or Lieutenant-Governor for each territory. How many union territories are there in India?

3. The President of India resides in an estate in New Delhi known as the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The presidential retreat is The Retreat in Chharabra, Shimla and Rashtrapati Nilayam (President's Place) in ____________.

4. The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is the upper house of the Parliament of India. There are 250 members in Rajya Sabha in which few memebrs are nominated by the President of India for their contributions to art, literature, science, and social services. How many members are nominated by President?

5. Ahilyabai was the queen of which place?


Saturday, September 29, 2012

29 September 2012: Daily Current Affairs Quiz

1. GSAT-10, the country's newest and heaviest satellite, was launched in the wee hours of Saturday from the Kourou launchpad in French Guiana in South America. This is the second satellite in INSAT/GSAT constellation with GAGAN payload after GSAT-8, launched in May 2011.GSAT-10 was originally scheduled for a September 22 launch, but was deferred after scientists detected a small glitch - one gram of dust - in the upper part of the rocket. What is the type of GSAT-10 satellite?
[A]Galaxy satellites
[B]Reconnaissance Satellite
[C]DSCS satellite
[D]Communication Satellite

2. Brajesh (or Brijesh) Chandra Mishra was the was the first National Security Advisor and principal secretary to the former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Brajesh Mishra was ambassador and India's permanent representative in Geneva and India's ambassador to Indonesia. He died on September 28th 2012 at a private hospital in New Delhi. In 2011, he was awarded with which civilian award by the Government of India?
[A]Padma Shri
[B]Padma Bhushan
[C]Bharat Ratna
[D]Padma Vibhushan

3. He is the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, and was on Saturday, 29th September 2012, sworn in as the 39th Chief Justice of India. He was administered the oath of the office by President Pranab Mukherjee. He has succeeded Chief Justice SH Kapadia who demitted office on Saturday. He will be the Chief Justice of India for nine months till July 18, 2013. Can you name him?
[A]H. J. Kania
[B]B. K. Mukherjee
[C]Altmas Kabir
[D]V. N. Khare

4. On Friday, 28th September 2012, which country has suspended Hajj flights to Saudi Arabia after hundreds of its women were deported for not travelling with a male escort from the same family?
[C]Republic of Benin

5. Adhunik Cement is a joint venture between Adhunik group and MSP group. Besides the cement plant, it has a 25 MW power plant. Adhunik group is engaged in mining, steel, power, and value-added steel products. Which company has announced on Friday, 28th September 2012, that it had acquired Adhunik Cement in Meghalaya for an enterprise value of 1,085 crore?
[A]Binani Cement
[B]Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited
[C]Calcom Cement
[D]Birla Cement


29 September 2012: Daily GK Quiz

1. The Ganges is a trans-boundary river of India and Bangladesh. The river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. What is the total length of the river?
[A]2335 Km
[B]2525 Km
[C]1569 Km
[D]2087 Km

2. Match the following Viceroys with the event and occurred during their respective tenures:
List I List II
a. Wavell 1. First demand for Pakistan
b. Reading 2. The Moplah Revolt
c. Willington 3. Simla Conference
d. Linlithgow 4. Communal Award
a b c d
[A]3 2 4 1
[B]4 1 3 2
[C]3 4 2 1
[D]1 2 4 3

3. This bay forms the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean and is the largest bay in the world. It occupies an area of 2,172,000 km². Name it.
[A]Bay of Bengal
[B]Gulf of Guinea
[C]Persian Gulf
[D]Gulf of Mexico

4. Which of the following is correctly matched?
[A]Midnapur - Gujarat
[B]Wardha - Madhya Pradesh
[D]Gulbarga - Karnataka

5. Which movie has been selected as the official Oscar Entry from India in 2012?
[A]Bol Bacchhan
[C]Ek Tha Tiger
[D]Rowdy Rathore


Friday, September 28, 2012

28 September 2012: Daily Current Affairs Quiz

1. In January 2011, Starbucks and Tata Coffee, Asia's largest coffee plantation company, announced plans for a strategic alliance to bring Starbucks to India and also to source and roast coffee beans at Tata Coffee's Kodagu facility. In January 2012 Starbucks announced a 50/50 joint venture with Tata Global Beverages Limited which will own and operate as Starbucks Coffee "A Tata Alliance". Now Starbucks Corp will open its first coffee shop in India by the end of October 2012, John Culver, President, China and Asia Pacific, said on Friday, September 28, 2012. Who has been chosen to lead its joint venture in India?
[A]Percy T. Siganporia
[B]R K Krishna Kumar
[C]Avani Saglani Davda
[D]Murali Sastry

2. A passenger jet carrying 19 people, mainly foreigners, towards an airport in the shadow of Mount Everest crashed on Friday on the outskirts of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, killing everyone on board. Nepal has a poor road network and large numbers of tourists, pilgrims and professional climbers often rely on the country's 16 domestic airlines and 49 airports to reach remote areas. The latest fatal crash in Nepal, the sixth in less than two years, was from which airlines?
[A]Agni Air
[B]Sita Air
[C]Yeti Airlines
[D]Buddha Air

3. The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) named a completely revamped selection panel on Thursday, 27th September 2012. Apart from chairman, four members of selection committee are Roger Binny, Saba Karim, Vikram Rathour and Rajinder Singh Hans. Who has been appointed chairman of the senior selection committee for a maximum term of four years to be renewed each year by the BCCI?
[A]Sandeep Patil
[B]Mohinder Amarnath
[C]Krishnamachari Srikkanth
[D]Kapil Dev

4. The Indian Railways is all set to increase freight charges levied on goods transported by trains. This will happen in compliance of the provisions contained in a Bill and subsequent notifications issued by the Ministry of Finance. The service tax in case of transportation of goods by rail, which was exempted up to September 30, 2012, would now be applicable on total freight charges with effect from October 1, 2012. The service tax in case of railway travel, which too was exempted up to September 30, will also be levied on the fare of passenger services in AC class. What was the name of the bill?
[A]Finance Bill 2012
[B]Finance Bill 2011
[C]Finance Bill 2010
[D]Finance Bill 2009

5. On Thursday, 27th September 2012, Infiniti Retail, Tata Sons’ wholly owned subsidiary that runs Croma consumer electronic goods chain, has acquired an Australian company's wholesale Indian arm for around Rs200 crore. The acquired company has been a supplier to Infiniti for six years. The acquisition gives Infiniti full control over its back-end operations. Name the Australian company.
[A]Southcorp Whitegoods Pty Ltd
[B]Miller's Retail
[C]REDgroup Retail


28 September 2012: Daily GK Quiz

1. India is the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. Which position India, as a country, holds in terms of area in the world?

2. Michael Ferreira, nicknamed "the Bombay Tiger" is associated to which sports?

3. Sikhism is India's fourth-largest religion and has existed for over 500 years, beginning with the birth of its founder Guru Nanak Dev ji. Guru Nanak Dev Ji who established Sikhism was its first Guru. After him there he gave leadership to nine more Gurus who were the highest religious authority. The last Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, proclaimed that after him the Guru of the Sikhs would be the only one - Guru Granth Sahib ji, which is written in Gurmukhi script. It includes the writings of the Sikh Gurus and the writings of Hindu and Muslims saints. But out of humility Guru Gobind Singh Ji did not include his own writings in Guru Granth Sahib ji. Where did His writings appear?
[A]Shabad Hazaray
[B]Kirtan Sohila
[C]Sarbloh Granth
[D]Dasam Granth

4. What is the Parliament (supreme legislature of Norway) is known as?
[A]National Diet
[D]Federal Parliament

5. Raja Harishchandra (1913), by Dadasaheb Phalke, was the first silent feature film made in India. Dadasaheb Phalke, known as the father of Indian cinema, was the popular name. What was his original name?
[A]Ardeshir Irani
[B]Ramchandra Gopal
[C]Dhundiraj Govind Phalke
[D]Dhundiraj Parth Phalke


Thursday, September 27, 2012

27 September 2012: Daily Current Affairs Quiz

1. Eleven scientists have been selected on Wednesday, 26th September 2012, for the 2012 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award for their valuable contributions to scientific research. The prize is named after the founder-Director General of CSIR. All the recipients will each receive a cash award of Rs 5 lakh besides Rs 15,000 every month for the rest their service lives if they continue to work in the government. It is given annually to young scientists below the age of _____ who have made outstanding contributions in any field of science and technology.

2. World’s leading truckmaker Daimler launched three heavy duty trucks on Wednesday, 26th September 2012, in India and is expected to unveil 14 new trucks over the next 17 months in the range of 6 to 49 tonnes. The company said its trucks would offer lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and expects its brand of trucks to be the preferred choice among the truck drivers in India. By which name Dailmler launched its trucks in India?

3. On Wednesday, 26th September 2012, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has launched a new education initiative to make education a top global priority and boost progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in education. As per UN officials, the initiative comprises three priorities -- putting every child in school, improving the quality of learning and fostering global citizenship. What is the name of the initiative launched?
[A]Education For All
[B]Right to Education
[C]Education Right
[D]Education First

4. On Wednesday, 26th September 2012, a major Football manufacturer has closed down some of its operations in India after discovering the use of child labour. The company believes the faulty work of some subcontractors is also linked to the discovery of an Auskick containing a needle. The company makes all of its synthetic footballs in India, including those used for Auskick, the AFL's national youth development program. What is the name of the company?
[B]Australian Rules Football
[C]Andreev Corp Pty Ltd
[D]HART Sport

5. In the 2012 Global Food Security Index, released by American chemical company DuPont on Wednesday, 26th September 2012, India is ranked 66 in the list, scoring slightly higher in the category of 'availability' than in other two categories of 'affordability' and 'quality and safety'. Index ranks India much lower than China, which stood at 39, although higher than its other neighbours Bangladesh (81) and Pakistan (75). How many countries were surveyed for preparing this index?


27 September 2012: Daily GK Quiz

1. India has a multi-party system with a predominance of small regional parties. Political parties that wish to contest local, state or national elections are required to be registered by the Election Commission of India (EC). If a party is recognised in four or more states, it is declared as a "National party" by the EC. Otherwise, it is known as a "State Party." How many National parties are there in India as per the last election in 2009?

2. Which of the following held the post of Deputy Prime Minister of India simultaneously with Jagjivan Ram?
[A]B.D. Jatti
[B]Guljari Lal Nanda
[C]Chaudhary Charan Singh
[D]Y.B. Chavan

3. Who was the first Finance Minister of independent India?
[A]R. K. Shanmukham Chetty
[B]Liaquat Ali Khan
[C]John Mathai
[D]C. D. Deshmukh

4. The purpose of World Tourism Day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide. United Nations World Tourism Organization celebrates World Tourism Day on which date every year?
[A]18 April
[B]27 March
[C]5 June
[D]27 September

5. Duleep Trophy is asscoiated with which sport in India?


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Business Management Questions Answers Quiz - 85

1. J. Stacy Adams developed equity theory of motivation while working for the Behavioral Research Service of General Electric. Which of the following is not true about the equity theory?
[A]Perceptions of fairness depend on assessment of inputs
[B]Perceptions of fairness depend on assessment of outcomes
[C]Perception of fairness depends on the behavior and treatment a superior emits towards an employee
[D]Outcomes are rewards such as recognition and pay

2. Every organization makes minor structural adjustments in reaction to changes. Change is any alteration of the "status quo". The forces of change can be internal or external to the organization. An example of an internal force for change is
[B]Government regulation

3. Which of the following statements is/are true with respect to ‘Discretionary Expense Centers’?
I. The output of a discretionary expense center cannot be directly used to produce revenues.
II. Budgets for discretionary expense centers are developed only in terms of maximum resources that can be consumed by them in a particular period.
III. For assessing the budgetary performance, the expense constraints are established at the discretion of the manager.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (III) above
[C]Both (I) and (II) above
[D]All (I), (II) and (III) above

4. In Japanese organizations, informal organizations that yield considerable power in formal organizations are referred to as

5. Which of the following is not an example of current assets?
[A]Prepaid expenses
[B]Cash and cash equivalents
[C]Marketable securities
[D]Trade payables

6. The manager inventory chart is used in human resource replacement planning. Which of the following is not an advantage of the ‘Manager Inventory Chart’?
[A]It gives an overview of the human resource situation of an organization
[B]It shows the future internal supply of managers by indicating who is likely to be promoted in a year
[C]It shows the position to which a manager may be promoted
[D]Managers who are ready for promotion can be easily identified

7. According to Maslow, a person who is looking for affection, belongingness, acceptance, and friendship is at which need level?

8. The managerial creative process involves four overlapping phases. What is the sequence of these phases?
I. Insight.
II. Intuition.
III. Unconscious scanning.
IV. Logical formulation.
[A](III), (II), (I) and (IV)
[B](II), (III), (IV) and (I)
[C](III), (I), (II) and (IV)
[D](I), (II), (III) and (IV)

9. Which of the following financial ratios measure the ability of an organization to meet its short-term obligations by using its current assets?
[B]Asset management
[C]Debt management

10. In the US style of management, the organizing function generally involves
I. Individual responsibility and accountability.
II. Clear and specific decision responsibility.
III. Informal organization structure.
IV. Ambiguity of decision responsibility.
V. Formal, bureaucratic organization structure.
[A](I), (II) and (III) above
[B](I), (II) and (IV) above
[C](I), (II) and (V) above
[D](II), (III) and (IV) above

11. According to Fiedler, which of the following is a technique that measures whether a person is task-oriented or relationship-oriented?
[A]Least-preferred coworker questionnaire
[B]Most-preferred coworker questionnaire
[C]Least-preferred subordinate questionnaire
[D]Production orientation

12. Herzberg, a behavioral studies scientist, propounded the two-factor theory of motivation. This theory consists of motivators and
[A]Working conditions
[B]Safety factors
[C]Power factors
[D]Hygiene factors

13. Which of the following statements is/are true about ‘Economic Order Quantity’ (EOQ)?
I. It is helpful for determining desirable inventory levels when demand is predictable.
II. EOQ is useful in determining inventory levels of parts and materials used in production, as well.
III. Decisions based on EOQ could lead to shortage or excess of inventory.
[A]Only (II) above
[B]Only (III) above
[C]Both (I) and (II) above
[D]Both (I) and (III) above

14. Kurt Lewin, a researcher at the University of Iowa, and his colleagues, proposed three leadership styles. viz., autocratic, democratic and laissez-faire. Which of the following statements is not true regarding these three leadership styles?
[A]A democratic leader actively tries to solicit the input of subordinates.
[B]A laissez-faire leader avoids making decisions
[C]An autocratic leader will always have low performance from employees
[D]A democratic leader usually requires a consensus before reaching a decision

15. In a PERT network, the sequence of events and activities requiring the longest period of time to complete is
[A]Called the network
[B]Indicated by thin arrows
[C]The path that managers avoid
[D]The critical path


26 September 2012: Daily Current Affairs Quiz

1. In December last year, Britain's fourth-largest bank said it would stop making retail loans as part of its new strategy to focus only on wealth management and corporate and investment banking operations in India. On Tuesday, 25th September, the bank announced closure of three of its nine bank branches in India by end of this month and is expected to cut about 30-40 jobs as a result of the closure of the three branches. Which bank has taken this step?
[A]Standard Chartered
[C]BNP Paribas
[D]Royal Bank of Scotland

2. Chinese President Hu Jintao has launched the country's first aircraft carrier - a former Soviet ship it bought from Ukraine and refurbished - into service on September 25, 2012. China bought the 300-meter Soviet-built vessel in 1998 from Ukraine and had it refitted at Dalian. It is named after China's northeast province where the port is located. What name China has given to this aircraft carrier?

3. The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially the XXII Olympic Winter Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, will be celebrated from 7 to 23 February 2014, in Sochi, Russia, with some events held in the resort town of Krasnaya Polyana. The organizing committee for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, adopts the slogan on 25th September 2012 for the event. Can you name the slogan?
[A]Talismaniya Sochi 2014 – The Final
[C]New Horizons
[D]Hot Sochi. Cool Games.

4. On 25th September 2012, Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar has resigned following allegations of a mega irrigation scam when he was the water resource minister in the state. The move has put almost two year-old Congress-NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) government in crisis. However the CM said that he will discuss it with the Congress high command and Ajit Pawar, too, and then decide on the future course of action. Who is the current CM of Maharashtra?
[A]Prithviraj Chavan
[B]R R Patil
[C]Vilasrao Deshmukh
[D]Madhukar Pichad

5. On 25th September 2012, the 'first ever government press meet' on Twitter failed to live up to the hype. In a 45-minute Twitter conference advisor to the prime minister on public information infrastructure (PII) and innovations, stuck to elaborating publicly-known details on PII and the National Knowledge Network (NKN). He, however, dodged questions by journalists and other Twitter followers. Can you name him?
[A]Raghuram Rajan
[B]Shivshankar Menon
[C]Pankaj Pachauri
[D]Sam Pitroda


26 September 2012: Daily GK Quiz

1. The National Security Advisor (NSA) of India is a member of the National Security Council (NSC), and the primary advisor to the Prime Minister, the Indian Cabinet and the NSC on internal and international security issues. The post was created on 19 November 1998 by the Government of A B Vajpayee. Who is the current National Security Advisor to PM Manmohan Singh?
[A]Brajesh Mishra
[B]J N Dixit
[C]M K Narayanan
[D]Shivshankar Menon

2. National Commodity Clearing Limited (NCCL) is the joint venture between which companies?
[D]NSE and MCX

3. Who are the founding members of Microsoft?
[A]Bill Gates and Paul Allen
[B]Bill Gates and Larry Ellision
[C]Bill Gates and Ray Ozzie
[D]Bill Gates and Larry Page

4. Which city in India is known as the Silicon valley of India?

5. The 2012 ICC World Twenty20 is the fourth ICC World Twenty20 competition, an international Twenty20 cricket tournament that is being held in Sri Lanka from September 18 to October 7, 2012. How many teams are participating in this tournament?


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Business Management Quiz - 84

1. In which of the following controls is the cause of an unsatisfactory outcome traced back to theindividual responsible for it, who is then made to correct the practice?
[A]Preventive control
[B]Cybernetic control
[C]Direct control
[D]Steering control

2. Which of the following statements is/are true with respect to asset management ratios?
I. They are a test of the relationship between sales and various assets of a firm.
II. They are also called activity ratios.
III. A higher percentage indicates that a higher investment is needed in assets and the profitability islower.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Only (III) above
[D]Both (I) and (II) above

3. According to Kurt Lewin, a leader who allows his employees complete freedom to make decisions andto complete work in whatever way they think is best, is using which of the following leadership styles?

4. Which of the following is not an input in the ‘Inventory Control Model?’
[A]Manufacturing cost per unit
[B]Demand for the product
[C]Reorder lead time
[D]Shipping cost

5. Which of the following is/are assumption(s) of preventive control?
I. Application of fundamentals can be evaluated.
II. Personal responsibility exists.
III. Well qualified managers can make minimum mistakes.
IV. Management concepts, tools, principles and techniques are effective standards for measuring managerial standards and performance.
[A]Only (IV) above
[B]Both (I) and (III) above
[C]Both (II) and (IV) above
[D](I), (II) and (III) above

6. The most important resources of an organization are its employees - the people who work in the organization and give it their talent, creativity and drive. Employees are vital for effective operation of a company. Which of the following is/are true about organizationally committed and satisfied employees?
[A]Lower rates of turnover and absenteeism
[B]Higher rates of voluntary turnover
[C]Higher rates of absenteeism
[D]Low motivation

7. When a manager asks his assistant manager to provide feedback about the job performance of the individual subordinate working under him in writing, it is called
[A]Role perception
[B]Informal appraisal
[C]Formal appraisal
[D]Performance appraisal

8. A responsibility center is a sub-unit headed by a manager who is responsible for achieving one or more goals. Which of the following statements is/are true of responsibility centers?
I. An organizations choice of responsibility centers depends to a great extent on its control mechanisms.
II. Sales or marketing units may be considered as revenue centers.
III. Organizations that have a divisional structure may opt for profit centers.
IV. Autonomous businesses may be considered as investment centers.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (IV) above
[C]Both (II) and (III) above
[D](II), (III), and (IV) above

9. ‘Management Information System’ (MIS) helps the manager to discharge his/her managerial functions in a more efficient manner. The first necessary step to effectively operate an MIS is
[A]Summarizing data
[B]Analyzing data
[C]Determining information needs
[D]Gathering appropriate information

10. Which model of leadership behavior proposes that a leader should adjust his or her leadership style in accordance with the readiness of followers?
[A]Path-goal theory
[B]Vroom Yetten model
[C]Fiedler’s contingency model
[D]Hersey and Blanchard’s model

11. There is a set of motivational techniques available to the managers to improve the productivity and performance of employees. Which one of the following is not a motivational technique?
[C]Quality of work life
[D]Job analysis

12. Interviewing is an important step in the selection process of an organization. When a manager interviews a job candidate by asking him a list of questions from an outline, it is an example of which type of interview?

13. An intervention, in Organization Development (OD) terms, is a systematic attempt to correct an organizational deficiency uncovered through diagnosis. Which of the following intervention techniques is concerned with the interpersonal relations and dynamics operating in work groups?
[A]Technostructural activity
[B]Team building
[C]Skill development
[D]Process consultation

14. In which of the following orientations toward international business, does a firm analyze the needs of customers worldwide and then adopts standardized practices for all the markets it serves?

15. As per Hersey and Blanchard’s leadership model, a leader shows high relationship behavior and high task behavior when
I. Eventually, employees learn to perform their tasks.
II. Employees still need to be guided by leaders.
III. Employees are in the initial phase of readiness.
IV. Employees become more experienced.
[A]Both (I) and (II) above
[B]Both (II) and (III) above
[C]Both (III) and (IV) above
[D](I), (II) and (III) above


25 September 2012: Daily Current Affairs Quiz

1. On Monday, 24th September 2012, the Cabinet approved 2,300 crore total package for defence personnel based on a report of the committee headed by the Cabinet secretary on defence pay and pensions. The demand for this scheme/package was pending for three decades and now servicemen of the same rank and same period of service would get the same pension, irrespective of when they retired. What is the name of the scheme?
[A]One Service Package
[B]Defence Pension Unification Scheme
[C]Defence Pension Parity Scheme
[D]One Rank One Pension

2. The Union Cabinet on Monday, 24th September 2012, approved the release of an additional instalment of dearness allowance (DA) to Central government employees and dearness relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from July 1, 2012. The additional DA/DR instalments marked up from existing rate of 65 per cent of the basic pay/pension, in accordance with the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, will benefit approximately 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners. What is the new rate of DA?

3. She has been appointed as the new goodwill ambassador for Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS on 24th September 2012. UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe announced her name as the Goodwill Ambassador at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly at a press conference in New York on Monday, 24th September 2012. Can you name her?
[A]Naomi Watts
[B]Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
[C]Annie Lennox
[D]Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

4. The ISSF World Cup was introduced by the International Shooting Sport Federation in 1986. For the best shooters there is since 1988 a World Cup Final. Which Indian shooter, on Monday, September 24, 2012 won a silver medal at the ISSF World Cup in Slovania?
[A]Ronjan Sodhi
[B]Jaspal Rana
[C]Manavjit Singh Sandhu
[D]Vijay Kumar

5. Latest in the roadshows by political parties and leaders, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday, 24th September 2012, announced that he would launch his 117-day padayatra (road show) from Hindupur in Anantapur district (Andhra Pradesh), once represented by party founder N.T. Rama Rao, on October 2, 2012. What is the name of his padyatra?
[A]Odarpu Yatra
[B]Vastunna Meekosam Padayatra
[C]Suvarnabhoomi Maha Padayatra
[D]Prajaprasthanam Padayatra


25 September 2012: Daily GK Quiz

1. What device is used to measure ocean depth?

2. Which company has acquired, a website that provides free checking of files for viruses, on September 7, 2012?

3. Which is the largest country with only one time zone?

4. What was the ancient name of Bengal?

5. Who authored The Fourth Estate?
[A]Vikram Seth
[B]Jeffrey Archer
[C]Sidney Sheldon
[D]Paulo Coehlo


Monday, September 24, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 24 September 2012

1. Capitalising on the political flux at the Centre, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has promised support to any party that grants the state a special status. He is now on the streets with his demand and will start a statewide roadshow on 24th September 2012. What is the name of this roadshow?
[A]Bihar Janjagran Yatra
[B]Adhikar Yatra
[C]Jitega Bihar
[D]Bihar Gaurav Yatra

2. On 23rd September 2012, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has officially got involved in its first international project after being awarded with the work of management consulting services for the first phase of the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS). The main responsibilities of DMRC in this joint venture will be the finalisation of the organisational structure of the Metro, recruitment of personnel, development of training facilities and the training of the employees. In which country Delhi Metro has been awarded a joint venture project with eight other international companies to build the Phase-I?
[D]Myanmar (Burma)

3. On Sunday, 23rd September 2012, Indian recurve archer Deepika Kumari became the second Indian ever to win a medal in the World Cup finals when the teenager picked up a silver medal at Hibiya Park, Tokyo on Sunday. Deepika fought bravely till the very last shot but lost out in a tight battle. Which player won the Gold Medal in Archery World Cup?
[A]Jennifer Nichols
[B]Lee Sung Jin
[C]Bo Bae Ki
[D]Amy Oliver

4. On 23rd September 2012, which country blocked use of the Google search engine, as it prepared to switch its citizens to a domestic internet network?
[C]South Korea

5. Today, 24th September is a public holiday in this country. It is being celebrated as Heritage Day on which countrymen across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their cultural heritage and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people. Various events are staged throughout the country to commemorate this day. Which country are we talking about?
[A]Trinidad and Tobago
[B]South Africa


Daily GK Quiz: 24 September 2012

1. The Durand Tournament was started by then, India's Foreign Secretary, Mortimer Durand at Simla, India, in 1888. The initial matches were played in Dagshai. It was basically initiated, as a recreation for British troops stationed in India. Since India's independence in 1947, the tournament is hosted by the army. With which sport this tournament (Durand Cup) is asscoiated with?
[B]Lawn Tennis

2. When was International Monetary Fund (IMF) came into existence?

3. During World War II, in which year did Germany attack France?

4. Which award is considered as the highest literary award of the world?
[A]Booker Prize
[B]Magsaysay Award
[C]Nobel Prize
[D]Pulitzer Prize

5. As on 24th September 2012, who is the current chief justice of India?
[A]K. G. Balakrishnan
[B]S. H. Kapadia
[C]Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal
[D]Ramesh Chandra Lahoti


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 23 September 2012

1. Mukul Roy, Railway Minister and other five ministers of TMC resigned on September 21,2012 as TMC chief and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee withdraws support to the UPA 2 Government due to Price rice in Diesel,Petrol and UPA's decision on 51% FDI on retail. The Union road transport and highways minister has been given an additional charge of Railways on 22nd September 2012. Name the Union road transport and highways minister who is also handling Railway minsitry now.
[A]Mani Shankar Aiyar
[B]C.P. Joshi
[C]Raghuvansh Prasad Singh
[D]G. K. Vasan

2. A study, whose results made public on 22 September 2012, has found India to be the lowest on nutrition parameters, sharing the last rank with Democratic Republic of Congo and Yemen. India performed lowest at the level of policy as well as implementation. Nutrition barometer, the study, compared commitments and outcomes of 36 countries which together account for 90 per cent of the world’s stunted children. Components for the commitment included a snapshot of national governments’ political, legal and financial promises. Outcomes were measured by analysing progress in addressing child nutrition. India as a country came last on both the counts. Which organization conducted this study?
[A]Akshaya Patra Foundation
[B]Smile Foundation
[D]Save the Children

3. Flash flood killed 22 people, triggered a series of landslides and washed away nearly 30km of highway in northern part of this hilly state amid torrential rain Friday(21-Sep-2012) evening. The Army has been called, but officials said incessant rainfall was slowing down relief and rescue operations. Which state is witnessing this disaster?
[C]Himachal Pradesh

4. On Saturday, 22 September 2012, Ranbir-Priyanka-Ileana starrer Barfi has been nominated as India's entry in the category of 'Best Foreign Language Film' at the Oscars in February next year. The film was chosen from the 20 entries sent from the country. The film, about love between differently-abled - a deaf and mute boy and an autistic girl - opened in approximately 700 screens in India on September 14. Who is the director of the movie?
[A]Anurag Kashyap
[B]Anusha Rizvi
[C]Anurag Basu
[D]Paresh Mokashi

5. Mountaineers attempting to scale the world’s highest peak Mount Everest from Tibet will now be able to make video calls with their mobile phones as one of the Chinese mobile company has established its 3G station at a 5,200-meter-high base camp. On 21st September 2012, Zhuo Feng, general manager with the mobile operator’s Tibetan branch, told media that signal from the base station can reach a height of 6,500 meters. Which company has established its 3G base station at the camp?
[A]China Mobile Limited
[B]China Unicom
[C]China Telecom
[D]Datang Telecom


Daily GK Quiz: 23 September 2012

1. Who was the Constitutional adviser to the Constituent Assembly of India?
[A]Jawaharlal Nehru
[B]M. C. Setalvad
[C]B. N. Rau
[D]K. M. Munshi

2. As per Hindu Epic Mahabharat, who was the mother of Abhimanyu?

3. What is the nature of the image formed on the retina of a human eye?
[A]Real and upright
[B]Real and inverted
[C]Imaginary and upright
[D]Imaginary and inverted

4. During the period of Renaissance, the new style of architecture first developed in which country?

5. Greyhound, that has been primarily bred for coursing game and racing, is a breed of which animal?


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 22 September 2012

1. The 9th World Hindi Conference begin today, 22nd September 2012, seeking to promote and widen the reach of Hindi, the world's second most spoken language. The three-day conference's theme this year is "Identity of Language and Globalisation of Hindi". At present, Hindi is taught at about 150 universities around the world and is among seven languages recognised by UNESCO. Where is this conference currently being held?
[A]New Delhi, India
[B]Johannesburg, South Africa
[C]Republic of Suriname
[D]Nagpur, India

2. On Friday, 21st September 2012, Finance Minister P Chidambaram cut the withholding tax on overseas borrowings to 5 per cent from 20 per cent and approved the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme. The Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings scheme (RGESS), which was announced in budget in March, would provide a 50 per cent tax deduction on investments up to Rs __________ to investors whose annual taxable income is below Rs 10 lakh. These investors can put in money through the mutual funds and exchange traded funds and the investments would be locked-in for a total of three years.

3. Microsoft India is busy with an endeavour to make it to the Guinness World Records for the most number of apps programmed for a single platform in 18 hours. This app development marathon for its latest operating system is being held on September 21 and 22, 2012 at the Karnataka Trade Promotion Organisation in Bengaluru. What is the name of the event in which Microsoft India is reaching out to the developer community in India?
[A]World Hack 2012
[B]Windows 8 App Marathon
[C]Microsoft AppFest
[D]Windows 8 AppFest

4. IMAX is a motion picture film format and a set of cinema projection standards created by the Canadian company IMAX Corporation. IMAX has the capacity to record and display images of far greater size and resolution than conventional film systems. Till now no bollywood film was released in IMAX format. However Yash Raj Films(YRF) and IMAX Corporation announced on Friday, 21st September 2012 that the next offering from YRF, will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive IMAX format and released in IMAX theatres across India and select global locations next year. The film will mark the first Indian local-language production to be released in IMAX. What is the name of the film?
[B]Jab Tak Hai Jaan
[C]Dhoom 3
[D]Race 2

5. The Ig Nobel Prizes are an American parody of the Nobel Prizes and are given each year for ten unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research. The stated aim of the prizes is to "first make people laugh, and then make them think". The 2012 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony took place on Thursday, September 20th at Sanders Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Two Japanese researchers got this year's award for a machine that disrupts a person's speech, by making them hear their own spoken words at a very slight delay. What is the name of the machine?


Daily GK Quiz: 22 September 2012

1. Shivam Sundaram falls are found in the course of which river?

2. Who gave the slogan "Inquilab Zindabad"?
[A]Chandrashekhae Azad
[B]Bhagat Singh
[D]Subhash chandra Bose

3. DNA Fingerprinting is used to identify which of the following?
[D]All of the above

4. Where was the First computer in India installed?
[A]Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
[B]Indian Iron And Steel Company Burnpur
[C]Indian Statistical Institute Calcutta
[D]Indian Institute Of Science Bangalore

5. Which state in the US is also known as beehive state?


Friday, September 21, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 21 September 2012

1. She became the youngest woman pilot in world civil aviation history to command a commercial jet aircraft on 1 January 1990 at the age of 26. She brought the 787 Dreamliner from USA to India on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 and has become the first woman to command the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. She is presently the only woman pilot for the B-787's commercial flight in the world. Can you name her?
[A]Saudamini Deshmukh
[B]Durba Banerjee
[C]Prem Mathur
[D]Nivedita Bhasin

2. Subroto Cup Football Tournament is an inter-school football tournament in India, named after the Indian Air Force Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee. The first tournament was held in 1960, with participation of about 50 school teams. Since 1998, the tournament is played in two age groups, sub-Junior (under 14 years) and Junior (under 17 years). Which school clinched the inaugural Under-17 girls' title of the Subroto Cup football tournament on Thursday, 20th September 2012?
[A]Oriental English School, Manipur
[B]Government Mizo High School, Mizoram
[C]Greenwood Higher Secondary School, Nagaland
[D]Tumpui School, Mizoram

3. Future Ventures (FVIL), a part of Kishore Biyani-led Future Group an Indian privately held corporation that runs chains of large discount department, on Thursday, 20th September 2012, agreed to acquire 100% equity share capital of Express Retail Services, for an aggregate sum of Rs 613.5 million. Express Retail Services(ERS) operates 65 stores in the National Capital Region (NCR). By what name ERS runs its grocery chain?
[A]KB's Fair Price
[B]Big Apple

4. Dinesh Thakur, who died on September 20, 2012 was a noted Indian theatre director, actor in theatre, television and Hindi film. He played the lead role in 1974 movie Rajnigandha, which was directed by Basu Chatterjee and won both Filmfare Best Movie Award and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie. He was the founder-director of ANK productions, a Mumbai-based theatre company, established in 1976. He also wrote the story and screenplay of a movie which won him the 1979 Filmfare Best Story Award. Which movie was pen down by him?
[A]Madhu Malti

5. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday, 19th September 2012 on a three day visit to press for a viable political solution in the island nation. Rajapaksa has been invited by Madhya Pradesh government for the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the new Buddhist university on Friday 21st September 2012. What is the name of the University that is coming up at Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh?
[A]Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University
[B]International Sanchi Buddhist University and Indic Studies
[C]Mahamakut Buddhist University
[D]The World Buddhist University


Daily GK Quiz: 21 September 2012

1. Which is the test site for India's first underground nuclear weapon detonation?
[A]Pokhran, Orissa
[B]Pokhran, Rajasthan
[C]Pokhran, Gujrat
[D]Pokhran, Tamilnadu

2. Which union territory in India is the most literate?

3. Iron is a sports term associated with which of the following games?
[C]Table Tennis

4. Which is the tallest mammal in the world?
[A]Blue Whale
[D]Monitor Lizard

5. Which union territory of India has a legislature?
[A]Daman and Diu
[D]Dadra and Nagar Haveli


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 20 September 2012

1. This missile was tested for the first time on 15th November 2011. It was successfully test-fired again on September 19, 2012 for its full range of 4,000 km from the Wheeler Island, off the Odisha coast. The missile lifted off from a road mobile launcher and after zooming to an altitude of over 800 km, it re-entered the atmosphere and impacted near the pre-designated target in the Indian Ocean with remarkable degree of accuracy following a 20-minute flight. Carrying a payload of explosives weighing a tonne, the missile re-entered the atmosphere and withstood searing temperatures of more than 3,000°C. Which missile India test fired again on Sep 19?

2. The “IRDA (Issuance of Capital by General Insurance Companies) Regulations, 2012’’ states in its draft guidelines for IPO (initial public offer) by general insurance companies that “No general insurance company shall approach SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) for public issue of shares and for any subsequent issue, by whatsoever name called, under the ICDR (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) regulations without the specific previous written approval of the authority concerned." Also guidelines said that apart from getting prior approval from the insurance regulatory, they need to be in business for how many years?

3. On 19th September 2012, Myanmar (Burma) political party "The National League for Democracy" leader- Aung San Suu Kyi met US President Barack Obama on a day when the U.S. lifted additional sanctions on Myanmar. She was also presented with an award, which is the highest civilian honor in the United States. Which award she has received?
[A]Presidential Medal of Freedom
[B]Rafto Prize
[C]Congressional Gold Medal
[D]International Simón Bolívar Prize

4. Chairing the seventh meeting of the Cauvery River Authority (CRA), on 19th September 2012, to resolve the issue of sharing of Cauvery waters, the Prime Minister ruled that Karnataka will continue to release 10,000 cusecs (about .86 tmcft) per day till September 20 (as directed by the Supreme Court) after which till October 15, it will release 9,000 cusecs (about 0.7 tmcft). Union Water Resources Minister said it is the Centre’s expectation and hope that the States would implement the decision. Who is the Union Water Minister?
[A]Pawan Bansal
[B]Jayram Ramesh
[D]Veerappa Moily

5. India's top woman badminton player and London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will become the country's highest paid sportsperson, besides cricketers, after signing a three-year $7.4 million deal contract with a sports management firm on 18th September 2012. With which company Saina Nehwal signed the contract?
[B]Globosport India Pvt.Ltd.
[C]World Sport Group (India) Pvt. Ltd.
[D]Rhiti Sports Management company


Daily GK Quiz: 20 September 2012

1. The bacteria responsible for ‘nitrogen fixation’ is found in the roots of which of the following?
[B]Citrus Plants
[C]Leguminous Plants
[D]Neem Tree

2. What is the chemical reaction that takes place with the evolution of heat called?
[A]Reversible Reaction
[B]Endothermic Reaction
[C]Thermal Reaction
[D]Exothermic Reaction

3. Match Lists I and II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List I (People) List II (State)
a. Lepcha 1. Uttaranchal
b. Maria 2. Sikkim
c. Urali 3. Chattisgarh
d. Khasa 4. Kerala
a b c d
[A]2 3 1 4
[B]3 4 2 1
[C]2 3 4 1
[D]3 2 4 1

4. When was Antarctic Treaty signed?

5. What does the concept of Total Fertility Rate (TFR) in population means?
[A]The Average Number Of Children Born To A Women During Her Lifetime.
[B]The Average Number Of Children Born To An Adult Male During His Lifetime
[C]The Average Number Of Children Born In Family
[D]The Average Rate Of Growth Of Population


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 19 September 2012

1. Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress withdrew support from the govt on Tuesday night, 18th September 2012, over govt's decision on allowing FDI in multi-brand retail, in aviation sector and hike in diesel prices and reducing the number of susidised LPG cylenders to a family. The Congress govt has been reduced to minority after Mamata-led TMC pulled out from the govt. Now the govt is dependent on the support of Mulayam Singh Yadav's SP and Mayawati's BSP. What is the strength of Lok Sabha MPs from Trinamool Congress?

2. The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence (also referred as ET Awards) are the awards conferred by The Economic Times in the field of business, corporate and government policies, economies in India. It is an annual awards, conferred in various categories. Who has been chosen by the Jury on 18th Septemebr 2012 for The Business Leader Award for the year 2012?
[A]Anil Agarwal
[B]Anshu Jain
[C]Devi Prasad Shetty
[D]PRS Oberoi

3. Which company has announced on 18th September 2012 that it has been chosen to connect police stations across the state of Jharkhand under the prestigious Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) project, a mission-mode project part of India’s National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), one of India’s largest e-Governance initiatives?
[A]Convergent Communications (India) Pvt. Ltd.
[B]Cisco Systems
[C]Hughes Communications India, Ltd.

4. Microsoft Corp warned on 18th September 2012 about a newly discovered bug in its Internet Explorer web browser that makes PCs vulnerable to attack by hackers and urged customers to download a piece of security software to mitigate the risk of infection. After this revelation which country's government urged the public on Tuesday to temporarily stop using Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer until Microsoft patches a critical vulnerability in IE?

5. Two Swedish women could be able to give birth using the wombs in which they were carried, doctors say, hailing the world's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants. The weekend procedures were completed by more than 10 surgeons. However Doctors caution they will not consider the operations successful unless the women achieve pregnancy. Where did this operation took place?
[A]Lund University, Sweden
[B]Uppsala University, Sweden
[C]Stockholm University, Sweden
[D]University of Gothenburg, Sweden


Daily GK Quiz: 19 September 2012

1. Which of the following statement is not correct?
(a) Human Development Report is an authoritative annul publication brought out by the World Bank.
(b) It measures longevity by life expectancy at birth.
(c) Knowledge is measured by adult literacy rate.
(d) Standard of living is measured by GDP per capita (US $ PPP).
[A]Only a
[B]Only b
[C]Only c
[D]Only d

2. Which of the following is the most abundant source of iron?
[B]Green Vegetables

3. Where is Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) located?

4. What is the name of fugitive Iraqi Vice President, who was convicted on 9th September 2012 by the Central Criminal Court of Iraq in absentia for his involvement in the murder of two people and sentences him to death?
[A]Tariq al-Hashimi
[B]Khodair al-Khozaei
[C]Ghazi al-Yawar
[D]Adil Abdul-Mahdi

5. Where did 2012 Summer Paralympics took place?
[A]Beijing, China
[B]London, United Kingdom
[C]Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
[D]Sydney, Australia


Business Management Quiz (MBA Quiz) - 83

1. Which of the following is a subsystem of the Just-In-Time (JIT) approach and involves the use of cardsand containers to move parts and components from one work area to another?
[A]Economic order quantity
[B]Linear programming
[C]Reorder point

2. Which of the following is/are prerequisite(s) for effective listening?
I. Avoiding premature evaluation.
II. Expecting the message to follow a fixed pattern.
III. Practicing active listening.
IV. Trying to benefit from the ‘talk processes’ of the speaker rather than from one’s own rapid ‘thought process’.
[A]Only (III) above
[B]Both (I) and (III) above
[C]Both (II) and (IV) above
[D](I), (II) and (IV) above

3. Which of the following statements is/are true about feed forward controls?
I. They are future-oriented.
II. Quality control inspections are examples of feed forward controls.
III. They are preliminary controls.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Only (III) above
[D]Both (I) and (III) above

4. Lyman Porter and his colleagues classified the underlying nature of people into six models. Which ofthe following views proposes that people are unpredictable, subjective, relative and unique in nature?

5. Which of the following is/are step(s) involved in the ‘Enterprise Self Audit?’
I. Study the outlook of the industry in which the firm is operating.
II. Appraise the position of the firm.
III. Re-examine the basic objectives and major policies of the firm.
IV. Take the opinion of an outside firm.
[A]Only (II) above
[B]Both (I) and (II) above
[C]Both (III) and (IV) above
[D](I), (II) and (III) above

6. Hazard analysis and Critical Control Point Method (HACCP) is used in the food manufacturing industryto identify and prevent microbial and other germs from causing harm to food. Which of the following is not one of the principles on which HACCP preventive control systems should be based?
[A]Hazard analysis
[B]Identifying control points
[C]Management audit
[D]Establish corrective actions

7. In the selection process, which of the following involves furnishing information of persons who canassure the recruiting firm that the information given by the applicant is reliable?
[A]Preliminary screening
[B]Application blank
[C]Reference check
[D]Comprehensive interview

8. Which of the following is/are potential barrier(s) to successful controlling?
I. Overemphasizing short-term production as opposed to long-term production.
II. Creative employee frustration leading to reduced workplace morale.
III. The falsification of reports.
IV. Narrowing the perception of organization members to the detriment of the organization.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (III) above
[C]Both (II) and (III) above
[D]All (I), (II), (III) and (IV) above

9. The first stage in a corporation’s multinationalization is when the corporation
[A]Multinationalizes ownership of corporate stock
[B]Multinationalizes management from top to bottom
[C]Establishes foreign manufacturing facilities
[D]Exports its products

10. In Vroom’s expectancy theory, which of the following is the motivational component that refers to thepreference of an individual for a particular outcome?

11. Which of the following is/are true about planned change?
I. It reflects change in operating philosophy.
II. It aims at improving the ability of an organization to adapt to changes in its environment.
III. It aims at keeping the employee behavior unchanged.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Only (III) above
[D]Both (I) and (II) above

12. Which of the following is not an extrinsic reward?

13. According to the managerial grid, which of the following leaders believes that thoughtful attention tothe needs of people for a satisfying relationship leads to a comfortable, friendly organizational atmosphere and work tempo?
[B]Middle of the road
[C]Country club

14. Which of the following is not an example of noise in the communication process?
[A]Poor telephone connection
[B]Ambiguous symbols leading to faulty encoding
[C]Inattentive receiver
[D]Improper feedback

15. Jyotsna strives to develop friendships, prefers to work in cooperative situations, and works toward ahigh degree of mutual understanding in her relationships. Which need is she demonstrating?


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 18 September 2012

1. Reliance Infrastructure, a part of the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group , on Monday September 17, 2012 entered the commercial cement market, launching its brand through subsidiary Reliance Cement Company. It started cement production at its first manufacturing unit at Butibori near Nagpur in Maharashtra in September first week this year. RInfra subsidiary Reliance Cement Company (RCC), which is executing the project, is developing another unit in Madhya Pradesh. By which name(brand) Reliance has launched its cement brand?
[A]Vimal Cement
[B]Reliance Shakti
[C]Reliance Cement
[D]Shakti Cement

2. Salman Rushdie recalls his life and 11 years in hiding after the leader of Iran "Ayatollah Khomeini" issued a fatwa against him for writing a novel called The Satanic Verses. Salman Rushdie reveals details of fatwa memoir which will be published as a book today on 18 September 2012. What is the name of the book?
[A]Fire of Life
[B]The Moor’s Last Sigh
[C]Haroun and the Sea of Stories
[D]Joseph Anton - A Memoir

3. On September 17, 2012 which IT Services company has acquired a 51% stake in Bharti Group-owned mobile value-added services (VAS) provider Comviva Technologies for Rs 260 crore?
[A]HCL Infosystems
[C]Tech Mahindra
[D]Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

4. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Catherine Elizabeth Kate Middleton) is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and a member of the British Royal Family. On 14 September 2012, the French edition of a magazine published a photograph of the Duchess sun-bathing topless while on holiday at the Château d'Autet. On 17 September 2012, the couple laid a criminal complaint to the French Prosecution Department and launched a claim for civil damages at the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Nanterre. Which Magazine published the images in France?
[B]Top Girl

5. Pakistan on Monday, 17th September 2012, successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable cruise missile with a range of 700 km that could hit targets deep inside India. The "fully automated Strategic Command and Control Support System" of the National Command Authority, which controls Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, was deployed during the test which was conducted at an unspecified location, said a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations. What is the name of the missile?
[A]Hyunmoo III
[C] Hatf IX Nasr
[D]Ghauri III


Daily GK Quiz: 18 September 2012

1. In which year Mahatma Gandhi launched the civil disobedience movement?

2. What is the maximum strength prescribed for the state legislative assembly?

3. Which one of the following is the oldest International Airlines?
[A]Dutch KLM
[B]Air Canada
[C]Quantas Airline

4. Which of the following is a land locked sea?
[A]Timor Sea
[B]Aral Sea
[C]Red Sea
[D]North Sea

5. At which position Indian Railways network in the world stood at?


Monday, September 17, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 17 September 2012

1. On Monday, 17th September 2012, a Russian Soyuz capsule has returned to Earth with its three-man crew after they spent 123 days in the habitable artificial satellite(Space Station) in low Earth orbit. Two Russians, Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin, and their American colleague Joe Acaba made the safe return in central Kazakhstan steppe. What is the name of the space station where the crew spent 4 months?
[B]International Space Station
[C]Tiangong 1

2. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday, 17th September 2012, kept the repo rate-the key policy rate-unchanged in its mid quarter monetary policy review, but cut cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 25 basis points. The decision will infuse Rs 17000 crore into the banking system. What is the Cash Reserve Ration now which will help to increase liquidity flow into the economy?

3. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will conduct special training programmes starting Monday, 17th September 2012, for fresh recruits of the Rapid Metrorail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL), the consortium that is building and will operate the 6.1-km Rapid Metro network in Gurgaon. The system will be India's first privately owned and operated metro and its second awarded public-private partnership metro project after the Hyderabad Metro. When is Rapid Metrorail expected to open?
[A]December 2012
[B]February 2013
[C]April 2013
[D]December 2013

4. Coal allocation scam or Coalgate, as referred by the media, is a political scandal concerning the Indian government's allocation of the nation's coal deposits to public sector entities (PSEs) and private companies. In a draft report issued in March 2012, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) office accused the Government of India of allocating coal blocks in an inefficient manner during the period 2004-2009. After this an inter-ministerial group (IMG) was constituted by the Government to review the issue, which was supposed to submit its final report by 17th September 2012. Who is heading IMG?
[A]S Jagathrakshakan
[B]Sriprakash Jaiswal
[C]Zohra Chatterji
[D]Hansraj Ahir

5. The 36th annual Toronto International Film Festival, (TIFF) was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between September 8 and September 18, 2011. The Toronto International Film Festival is touted as the launch pad for small independent films and gives wider exposure to higher-profile projects that may compete for Oscars. Which film won the People's Choice Award in this edition of TIFF?
[A]Silver Linings Playbook
[B]Where Do We Go Now?
[C]The King's Speech


Daily GK Quiz: 17 September 2012

1. In India the concept of single citizenship is adopted from which country?
[D]England (UK)

2. Who had proposed party less democracy in India?
[A]Jayaprakash Narayan
[B]M K Gandhi
[C]Vinoba Bhave
[D]S A Dange

3. What is “Disinvestment in Public sector” better known as?

4. Darwin Finches refers to a group of which of the following?

5. Which of the following indicator assesses an individual’s actual standard of living?
[A]Gross National Income
[B]Net National Income
[C]Per Capita Income
[D]Disposable Personal Income


Management Quiz Questions & Answers - 82

1. With respect to creativity in organizations, which of the following is/are assumption(s) of the traditionalmodel of management?
I. Work is inherently distasteful to most people.
II. Most people can exercise far more creative, responsible self-direction and self-control than their present jobs demand.
III. People desire to belong and to be recognized as individuals.
IV. What workers do is less important than what they earn for doing it.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (III) above
[C]Both (I) and (IV) above
[D]Both (II) and (III) above

2. Which of the following control systems is/are used by all levels of management?
I. Financial control system.
II. Budgetary control system.
III. Quality control system.
IV. Inventory control system.
[A]Only (II) above
[B]Only (III) above
[C]Both (II) and (III) above
[D]Both (III) and (IV) above

3. Which of the following are elements of job specification?
I. Education.
II. Work experience.
III. Job title.
IV. Duties.
V. Communication skills.
[A](I), (II) and (III) above
[B](I), (II) and (V) above
[C](I), (IV) and (V) above
[D](II), (III) and (IV) above

4. Which of the following is/are corrective controls?
I. Feed forward controls.
II. Yes-no controls.
III. Feedback controls.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Only (III) above
[D]All (I), (II) and (III) above

5. Interpretation of messages plays a very important role in communication within or outsideorganizations. The interpretation of a message by an individual is known as
[A]Message interference

6. Which of the following statements is/are true about executive support systems?
I. They provide market intelligence, investment intelligence and technology intelligence.
II. They make greater use of analytical models and are less interactive.
III. They support decision-making at the top level of management.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Only (III) above
[D]Both (I) and (III) above

7. Information is one of the important resources for managers. For information to be useful to managers, itmust possess certain attributes. The information attribute which is prepared or presented to users often enough to be up-to-date is known as
[A]Information accuracy
[B]Information timeliness
[C]Information relevance
[D]Information frequency

8. Which of the following is the extent to which a leader defines his or her own role and those ofsubordinates so as to achieve organizational goals?
[A]Initiating structure
[B]Structure behavior
[C]Maturity behavior
[D]Consideration behavior

9. McClelland highlighted the importance of three basic needs namely need for achievement, need foraffiliation and need for power. Which of the following is/are characteristic(s) exhibited by achievement-oriented people?
I. They enjoy a sense of intimacy and understanding.
II. They see every situation as an opportunity to seize control.
III. They take a realistic approach to risk.
IV. They have an intense desire for success.
[A]Only (II) above
[B]Both (I) and (II) above
[C]Both (III) and (IV) above
[D](I), (II) and (III) above

10. According to Fiedler, the primary factors that should be used as a basis for moving leaders into moreappropriate situations are
[A]Task behavior, consideration behavior, maturity
[B]Maturity, job knowledge, responsibility
[C]The worker, the leader, the situation
[D]Leader-member relations, task structure, position power

11. Performance appraisal methods must consider various aspects of a job. Which of the following types ofappraisal implies evaluating an individual based on actual job performance?

12. A manager who re-designs the jobs of her subordinates so that they include a better chance for personal growth is using job

13. Which of the following statements is not true with respect to creative individuals in an organization?
[A]They come up with new and unusual ideas
[B]They are seldom satisfied with status quo
[C]They object to conformity
[D]They stick to intellectual and rational aspects of their personalities in problem solving and do not use the emotional aspect

14. Which of the following is an index that measures one variable relative to another?
[A]Balance sheet

15. Which of the following is not an output in the ‘Distribution Logistics Model?’
[A]Warehousing lead-times
[B]Inventory plan
[C]Production schedule
[D]Materials procurement schedule



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