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Monday, December 31, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Magazine: 31 December 2012

1. Against the backdrop of the death of the Delhi gangrape victim, the Army has issued advisories on 31st December 2012 to all its formations across the country against holding new year parties. Advisory has been issued to all formations that they should not organise new year parties. Army chief Gen _______________ and his wife Bubbles Singh will visit patients in Army Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi and Base Hospital on the first day of the new year and distribute sweets.
[Category: Nation Current Affairs]
[A]Deepak Kapoor
[B]Bikram Singh
[C]V K Singh
[D]J J Singh


2. The relentless surge in terrorist attacks across Pakistan over the past fortnight consumed 40 lives over the weekend in two separate incidents. While the bodies of 21 of the 22 Levies personnel abducted on Thursday were recovered on Saturday night, 19 Shias were target killed in Mastung area of Balochistan en route a pilgrimage to Iran. Who has claimed the responsibility of attacks on the Levies personnel (Soldiers)of Pakistan?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A]Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)
[B]Haqqani network
[C]Al-Qaeda
[D]Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin


3. On last Friday, the Indian Railways made history as the first train chugged through India’s longest railway tunnel in the _______________ mountain range, connecting Kashmir Valley to Banihal town on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. The train, on a trial run, arrived at Banihal station from Qazigund in Anantnag district of Kashmir, and was welcomed by hundreds of residents of this highway town. The train services between Banihal and Kashmir Valley will start in February or March next year while the entire railway project connecting the Valley with the rest of the country will be completed by 2017.
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A]Kunlun
[B]Trikuta
[C]Karakoram
[D]Pir Panjal


4. Which former Australia fast bowler will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on January 4, 2013 during the lunch break of the third Test between Australia and Sri Lanka?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A]Alan Border
[B]Dennis Lily
[C]Glenn McGrath
[D]Brett Lee


5. With Japan and Canada as partner countries and endorsements from UK, US and Australian business councils, the sixth edition of the Summit 2013, a biennial event of the Gujarat government, will be held from January 11-13. USIBC's ( US-India Business Council) executive mission, comprising senior US business executives representing a broad range of sectors, seeks to promote Gujarat as India's global business hub in the event. What is the name of the event?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A]Prosperous Gujarat
[B]Vibrant Gujarat
[C]Accelerated Gujarat
[D]Gujarat Investofair


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Daily GK Quiz Questions Answers: 31 December 2012

1. On December 22, 2012, Raisina Hill became the venue for protest against series of gang rape incidents in Delhi including 2012 Delhi gang rape case, where the protesters made allegations of mis-governance which had made the city highly unsafe for women. Which of the following is located at Raisina Hill?
[Category: 2012 India GK]
[A]India Gate
[B]Rashtrapati Bhavan
[C]Sansad Bhawan
[D]Supreme Court of India


2. Kolkata is located on the banks of which river?
[Category: Geography GK]
[A]Yamuna
[B]Narmada
[C]Kaveri
[D]Hooghly


3. Which is the largest library in India by volume and India's library of public record?
[Category: India Facts GK]
[A]Delhi Public Library, Delhi
[B]Central Reference Library, Kolkata
[C]National Library of India, Kolkata
[D]Madras Library Association, Chennai


4. National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), located at New Delhi, India, is one of the premier information science institutes in India. It is under the umbrella of which organization?
[Category: National GK]
[A]South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
[B]Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
[C]Ministry of Science
[D]Indian National Science Academy (INA)


5. Who was the first Chief of the Army Staff of Independent India?
[Category: India GK]
[A]Sir Robert McGregor Macdonald Lockhart
[B]Kodandera Madappa Cariappa
[C]Maharaj Shri Rajendrasinhji Jadeja
[D]Satyawant Mallannah Shrinagesh


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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Latest Current Affairs for December 30, 2012

1. India will start implementing new global capital rules for banks from April 1, 2013 rather than the beginning of January, the Reserve Bank of India said on Friday, 28 Dec 2012. This would align the introduction of the rules with the start of the country's tax year, which runs from April to March. The new rules have been created by international regulators to strengthen banks after the financial crisis. Under the new rules regime, India's banks will have to hold core capital of at least seven percent of (risk weighted) assets. What is the new rules called?
[Category: Business Banking Current Affairs]
[A]Basel I
[B]Basel II
[C]Basel III
[D]Basel IV


2. Tony Greig was a cricket player who captained the Test cricket team and later became known for his work as a commentator. Greig died in Sydney, New South Wales, on 29 December 2012 after suffering a cardiac arrest caused by a suspected heart attack. Of which country he captained the test cricket team?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A]England
[B]Australia
[C]South Africa
[D]New Zealand


3. China has opened the world's longest high-speed rail line, which runs 2,298 kilometres (1,428 miles) from the country's capital Beijing in the north to Guangzhou, an economic hub in the Pearl River delta in southern China. The line carries new bullet-style trains at speeds of up to 220mph (350kph) and reduces the travel time from 22 hours to just eight hours. There are ____ stops along the route in major cities spanning the length of the country including Shijiazhuang, capital of the northern Hebei Province; Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan; Wuhan, the capital of the central Hubei Province; and Changsha, in Hunan Province.
[Category: Technology Current Affairs]
[A]33
[B]35
[C]37
[D]39


4. Who has become the world's oldest verified man ever on 28th December 2012?
[Category: World News Current Affairs]
[A]Christian Mortensen, USA
[B]Emiliano Mercado del Toro, Puerto Rico
[C]Yukichi Chuganji, Japan
[D]Jiroemon Kimura, Japan


5. BCCC has issued an advisory on 28 December 2012 for channels of Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) to keep the content of comedy shows in check. According to BCCC officials, there is a lot of double-meaning language being used in comedy shows, and sometimes it crosses the line towards vulgarity on various channels, and they have received complaints regarding it. In the advisory, the Council, which is the self-regulatory body of the TV industry, has asked channels to not cross the limits in humour. What is BCCC?
[Category: National Current Affairs]
[A]Broadcasting Content Censure Council
[B]Broadcasting Copyrights Complaints Council
[C]Broadcasting Content Complaints Council
[D]Broadcasting Copyrights and Censure Council


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General Awareness and GK Quiz: 30 December 2012

1. What is the Chinese name for ancient India used especially during the Tang dynasty in reference to the Indian origins of Buddhism?
[Category: Ancient History GK]
[A]Tenjiku
[B]Xuanzang
[C]Tianzhu
[D]Wu Yin


2. Where is the headquarter of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) located?
[Category: India GK]
[A]Mumbai
[B]Dehradun
[C]New Delhi
[D]Surat


3. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of islands and are a Union Territory of India. What is the territory's capital?
[Category: National India GK]
[A]Diglipur
[B]Ferrargunj
[C]Mayabunder
[D]Port Blair


4. Entomology is the study of which of the following?
[Category: Encyclopedia GK]
[A]Insects
[B]Wild Animal
[C]Whale
[D]Ear Nose Throat (ENT)


5. Which Indian Hindi Film actor is known/famous for his role as angry young man?
[Category: Films and Arts GK]
[A]Sunny Deol
[B]Dharmendra
[C]Salman Khan
[D]Amitabh Bachchan


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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Latest Current Affairs Quiz: 29 December 2012

1. The 23-year-old girl, who put up a brave battle for life after she was gang-raped and brutally assaulted in a Delhi bus a fortnight ago that had created a nationwide outrage, died at a hospital in Singapore early Saturday, 29th December 2012. The bestial attack on the girl and her male friend in the bus had sparked off protests by students and women activists. Shaken by the public outrage, the government constituted a Commission of Inquiry into the incident and also set up a three-member Committee under former Supreme Court Chief Justice to look into the possibility of rewriting the laws relating to aggravated sexual assault and enhancing penalty for it. Whois heading thsi committee?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A]H.R. Khanna
[B]V.R. Krishna Iyer
[C] A.S. Anand
[D]R.S. Sarkaria


2. The Rajgir festival, which was earlier known as Rajgir Nritya (dance) Mahotsav, was started in 1986. On Friday, 28th December 2012, 21st Rajgir festival at Qila Maidan was inaugurated by deputy chief minister of Bihar. The newly built international convention centre's inauguration was postponed as chief minister Nitish Kumar could not reach Rajgir from Delhi due to inclement weather. Who is the deputy CM of Bihar?
[Category: India News Current Affairs]
[A]Sushil Kumar Modi
[B]Sukhda Pandey
[C]Gopa Sabarwal
[D]Kaushlendra Kumar


3. Which Government run bank raised additional capital to the extent of Rs 800 crore by issue of unsecured redeemable non-convertible subordinated lower tier II Bonds (The 10-year bonds have a fixed coupon rate of 8.90 per cent per annum payable annually) on Friday, 28th December 2012?
[Category: Banking Current Affairs]
[A]Canara Bank
[B]Syndicate Bank
[C]Punjab National Bank
[D]Union Bank


4. S Raman, former chairman-cum-managing director of Canara Bank, on Friday joined the organisation as its third whole time member. Raman's appointment is for five years or till he turns 65 years of age, whichever is earlier. Before his appointment as whole-time member, Mr. Raman served as Chairman and Managing Director of Canara Bank from September, 2010, to September, 2012. He is inducted on which organisation?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A]Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
[B]Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
[C]Forward Markets Commission (FMC)
[D]Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority


"5. On Saturday, 29th December 2012, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has banned the which football club from the I-League for two years for abandoning a match mid-way in Kolkata on December 9?
[Category: Sports Soccer Current Affairs]
[A]East Bengal
[B]Mohammaden Sporting
[C]FC Goa
[D]Mohun Bagan


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General Knowledge QA Quiz: 2012 December, 29

1. PFRDA is the regulatory body in India. What is the full name of it?
[Category: Business GK]
[A]Provident Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
[B]Pension Fund Regional Development Authority
[C]Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
[D]Provident Fund Regulatory Department Authority


2. What is the current per month salary/remuneration of the Chief Justice of India?
[Category: India GK]
[A]Rs 33000
[B]Rs 66000
[C]Rs 80000
[D]Rs 100000


3. A leap year occurs once in how many years?
[Category: Samanya Gyan GK]
[A]3 Years
[B]4 Years
[C]5 Years
[D]6 Years


4. Which pakistani cricket player is known as Rawalpindi Express?
[Category: Cricket GK]
[A]Shoaib Akhtar
[B]Wasim Akram
[C]Imran Khan
[D]Waqar Yunus


5. What is the name of the oldest running steam locomotive in the world which was built in 1855?
[Category: World Records GK]
[A]Hill Queen
[B]Fairy Queen
[C]Matheran Rail
[D]Betty Tramways


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Friday, December 28, 2012

Current General Awareness Questions Answers Quiz: 28 December 2012

1. Consistent with the stance of monetary policy and based on the current assessment of prevailing and evolving liquidity conditions, the Reserve Bank has decided to conduct OMOs by purchasing government securities for an aggregate amount of Rs 8,000 crore on December 28, 2012. OMOs are the market operations conducted by the RBI by way of sale/purchase of government securities to/from the market, with an objective to adjust the rupee liquidity conditions in the market on a durable basis. What is OMO?
[Category: Business Economy Current Affairs]
[A]Open Monetary Operations
[B]Open Market Operations
[C]Overseas Market Operations
[D]Operative Monetary Operations


2. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday dismissed his only female cabinet minister(health minister), after she criticized her colleagues for failing to provide funds to import vital medicines. Appointed in 2009, she was the first woman government minister since the Islamic Republic was established in 1979. While seen as politically conservative, the gynaecologist has advocated a greater role for women in society. Can you name her?
[Category: International Politics Current Affairs]
[A]Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi
[B]Mame Madior Boye
[C]Roza Otunbayeva
[D]Atifete Jahjaga


3. Five years after former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated, her only son and anointed heir Bilawal Bhutto Zardari made his formal debut on Thursday in the turbulent and often lethal world of Pakistani politics at an emotional rally in a small village which is his family's ancestral home in the south of the country. He is the chairman of which political party in Pakistan?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A]Pakistan Muslim League (PML)
[B]Awami National Party
[C]Pakistan People's Party (PPP)
[D]Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf


4. The National Water Resources Council is organising a meet on National Water Policy, 2012 on Friday, 28th December 2012 which will be chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. All Chief Ministers are members of the National Water Resources Council, which last met in April, 2002 and adopted the National Water Policy, 2002. The current draft policy stresses on the need to evolve a broad overarching national legal framework on water. The draft announced by the government in January this year was revised twice based on the recommendations made by the National Water Board. Who is the head of the National Water Resources Council in India?
[Category: Environmental News Current Affairs]
[A]Prime Minister
[B]President
[C]Vice President
[D]Minister of Environment and Forests


5. On Friday, December 28, 2012, Ratan Tata handed over the top job at India’s largest industrial house, Tata Group, to his successor, 44-year-old Cyrus Pallonji Mistry. Mistry is taking over as chairman of Tata Sons, promoter-company of the group. Tata, however, will serve as honorary chairman emeritus and remain chairman of the various Tata trusts. Mistry is the second person without the Tata surname to head the group. Who was the first person?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A]Farrokh K Kavarana
[B]Nowroji Saklatwala
[C]Shapoorji Mistry
[D]Simone Naval


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28 December 2012 Latest GK Questions Answers Quiz

1. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is a department of the Government of India. It is responsible for archaeological studies and the preservation of archaeological heritage of the country in accordance with the various acts of the Indian Parliament. It comes under which ministry?
[Category: Indian News GK]
[A]Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
[B]Ministry of Environment and Forests
[C]Ministry of Planning
[D]Ministry of Culture


2. IANS is a private Indian news agency and has main offices located in New Delhi. What is full form of IANS?
[Category: Media and News GK]
[A]Indo-Asian News Service
[B]Indo-American News Service
[C]India Allover News Service
[D]Indo-Anglo News Service


3. The National Rail Museum is a museum in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi which focuses on the rail heritage of India. In which year it was opened?
[Category: National Heritage GK]
[A]1972
[B]1975
[C]1977
[D]1981


4. Who was the First monarch of the Holkar dynasty?
[Category: Indian History GK]
[A]Yeshwantrao Holkar I
[B]Malhar Rao Holkar I
[C]Vitthojirao Holkar
[D]Harirao Holkar


5. On which river Ban Sagar Dam is made?
[Category: India Latest GK]
[A]Narmada River
[B]Tapi River
[C]Sone River
[D]Kaveri River


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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Daily Latest Current GK Aawareness: 27 December 2012

1. China launched global positioning services in the Asia-Pacific from its ________ satellite network on Thursday, 27th December 2012. The state-run ________ Navigation Satellite System would initially provide positioning, navigation, timing and short-message services in China and the Asia-Pacific region.
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A]Xinhua
[B]Galileo
[C]Beidou
[D]Yukita


2. President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit has kicked up a row by making sexist remarks in connection with the anti-gang-rape protests in Delhi and elsewhere. He said ‘dented and painted’ women first go to discotheques and then turn up for protests against the Delhi gang-rape. According to him, most of these women are not connected to ground realities. Speaking at an event in West Bengal, Abhijit said it was fashionable for women to take part in protests. Abhijit is an MP from which place?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A]Jangipur
[B]Kolkata
[C]Shantiniketan
[D]Darjeeling


3. The NDC meet is scheduled for the approval of the 12th Five Year Plan. The Planning Commission is going to pitch for 8% growth rate instead of 8.2%. The NDC meet will be presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and is being attended by cabinet ministers and chief ministers of different states on Thursday, 27th December 2012. The _____ edition of NDC is currently being held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
[Category: Policies and Economy Current Affairs]
[A]54th
[B]55th
[C]56th
[D]57th


4. The state's Chief Minister on Wednesday, 26 December 2012, announced that 30 per cent state government jobs will be reserved for candidates belonging to rural areas from 2013 end. The Chief Minister also proposed a Rural Administrative Service in the state and it will extensively and comprehensively administer at Panchayat level in all sectors. Which state is implementing this?
[Category: India News Current Affairs]
[A]Bihar
[B]Assam
[C]Haryana
[D]Himachal Pradesh


5. Tourism & Culture Authority of this country is set to herald the new year with a five-city road show in key cities of India. The road show is part of country's strategy to build inbound tourism from a market which has now become the second highest in terms of hotel occupancy in that country. The authority, together with its trade partner Lama Tours, will lead a 12-member industry delegation from hotels and airline sectors in a five-day promotion to be held in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai from Jan 7-11. Which country is promoting this?
[Category: Trade and Tourism Current Affairs]
[A]UK
[B]Australia
[C]UAE
[D]Malaysia


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Daily Latest GK Questions Answers Quiz: 27 December 2012

1. What is the upper limit prescribed for Real Time Gross Settlement(RTGS) transactions in various banks in India?
[Category: Banking awareness GK]
[A]2 lac
[B]5 lac
[C]10 lac
[D]No upper limit


2. Recently India has inducted Airborne Warning And Control System (AWACS) platforms in its Air Force. These sophisticated machines are supplied by which of the following countries?
[Category: Defence GK]
[A]Israel
[B]Poland
[C]Russia
[D]France


3. Kathak is a dance form from which Indian State?
[Category: Culture GK]
[A]Kerala
[B]Uttar Pradesh
[C]Andhra Pradesh
[D]Madhya Pradesh


4. International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations. Founded on February 23, 1947, the organization promulgates worldwide proprietary, industrial, and commercial standards. Where is its headquarters?
[Category: International Awareness GK]
[A]Geneva, Switzerland
[B]Berlin, Germany
[C]Paris, France
[D]Newyork, USA


5. What is full form of CD-ROM?
[Category: Computer GK]
[A]Compact Disc Random only memory
[B]Common Disc Read-only memory
[C]Compact Disc Read-only memory
[D]Conversion Disc Read-only memory


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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Latest Current Affairs Quiz Questions Answers: 26 December 2012

1. Announced on 25th December 2012, which state has decided to provide free travel facility to cancer patients in state roadways buses?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A]Punjab
[B]Haryana
[C]Madhya Pradesh
[D]Bihar


2. Who has been formally elected as the Prime Minister of Japan by The Diet (Japanese Parliament) on Wednesday, 25th December 2012?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A]Shinzo Abe
[B]Yoshihiko Noda
[C]Naoto Kan
[D]Yukio Hatoyama


3. Narendra Modi takes oath of chief minister of Gujarat for the fourth straight time on Thursday, 26th December 2012. The governor of Gujarat, administered the oath of office to the chief minister along with his seven cabinet ministers and nine ministers of state at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. Who is the governor of Gujarat?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A]Hansraj Bhardwaj
[B]Tejinder Khanna
[C]M. K. Narayanan
[D]Kamala Beniwal


4. The ‘Mahabrinda Natyam’, a performance by 5,794 artistes, comprising from the tender but nimble-footed three-year-olds to the 65-year-olds, bagged a coveted place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the “largest _________ dance” at the GMC Balayogi Stadium in Hyderabad. It was organised by SiliconAndhra to mark the close of the International __________ Dance Convention. For which dance form, this record has been made?
[Category: States and World Records Current Affairs]
[A]Bharatnatyam
[B]Kathakali
[C]Kuchipudi
[D]Kathak


5. Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has become the ________ batsman ever to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket, reaching the milestone on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test against Australia at the MCG. Sangakkara averages more than 55 in a career spanning 115 Tests, and he reached 10,000 Tests runs in 195 innings, equalling the record previously shared by Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar.
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A]Ninth
[B]Tenth
[C]Eleventh
[D]Twelfth


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Daily GK Quiz with Answers: 26 December

1. When a bank returns a cheque unpaid, What is it called?
[Category: Banking awareness GK]
[A]Payment of the cheque
[B]Drawing of cheque
[C]Cancelling of cheque
[D]Dishonour of cheque


2. Distribution of Insurance products and Insurance policies by banks as corporate agents is known as what?
[Category: Insurance Banking awareness GK]
[A]General Insurance
[B]Non life Insurance
[C]Bancassurance
[D]Insurance Banking


3. As per news in various newspapers “KFW” Group released another instalment of financial aids. KFW is an organisation/bank based in which country?
[Category: Finance GK]
[A]Japan
[B]France
[C]Italy
[D]Germany


4. Which of the following is the objective of the flagship scheme ‘Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana’?
[Category: India Bank GK]
[A]To provide life insurance cover to rural households
[B]To provide health insurance cover to rural households
[C]To provide health and life insurance cover to rural households
[D]To provide health and life insurance cover to rural households below poverty line


5. The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) is compiled and released by which of the following organistion/agencies?
[Category: Banking awareness GK]
[A]Registrar of Companies
[B]Bombay Stock Exchange
[C]RBI
[D]Central Statistical Organisation


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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quiz | Great Personality of India



1. Where did Atal Bihari Vajpayee born?
[A]Gwalior
[B]Lucknow
[C]Balia
[D]Kanpur


2. When did Atal Bihari Vajpayee born?
[A]25 December 1922
[B]25 December 1923
[C]25 December 1924
[D]25 December 1925


3. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Indian statesman, was the ________ Prime Minister of India.
[A]8th
[B]9th
[C]10th
[D]11th


4. How many times Vajpayee was elected to the Lok Sabha (the lower house of India's Parliament)?
[A]Six
[B]Seven
[C]Eight
[D]Nine


5. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was one amongst the founder members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which was earlier known as?
[A]Bhartiya Jana Sangharsh
[B]Jana Sangh
[C]Jana Shakti
[D]Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh


6. In which year Vajpayee became the first person to deliver a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in Hindi?
[A]1975
[B]1977
[C]1979
[D]1981


7. Vajpayee served as the Prime Minister of India from 1996 to 2004 in three non-consecutive terms. What was the duration of first term?
[A]13 Days
[B]13 Months
[C]18 Months
[D]2 Years


8. In 2001, the Vajpayee government launched a movement aimed at improving the quality of education in primary and secondary schools. Name it.
[A]Balika Shiksha Abhiyan
[B]Prathmic Shiksha Abhiyan
[C]Saksharta Abhiyan
[D]Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan


9. Who, during his speech in the Rajya Sabha, referred Vajpayee as the Bhishma Pitamah of Indian Politics?
[A]Lal Krishna Advani
[B]Manmohan Singh
[C]Jawaharlal Nehru
[D]P V Narsimha Rao


10. In which year Atal Bihari Vajpayee was awarded Padma Vibhushan?
[A]1992
[B]1993
[C]1994
[D]1995


11. Atalji was the Minister of what in the cabinet of Morarji Desai?
[A]Minister of External Affairs
[B]Minister of Finance
[C]Home Minister
[D]Minister of Defence


12. Which of the following is not edited by Atal Bihari Vajpaye?
[A]Swadesh
[B]Veer Arjun
[C]Saamna
[D]Panchjanya


13. Impressed by Atalji's oratorial skills, who predicted that Vajpayee would someday become India's Prime Minister?
[A]Jawaharlal Nehru
[B]Lal Bahadur Shastri
[C]Gulzarilal Nanda
[D]Morarji Desai


14. Under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India became the nuclear power by conducting five underground nuclear tests in May 1998. Where did these tests happened?
[A]Chandipur, Orissa
[B]Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir
[C]Tarapur, Maharashtra
[D]Pokhran, Rajasthan


15. The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana or PMGSY is a nationwide plan in India to provide good all-weather road connectivity to unconnected villages. It is the only successful govt yojna, after independence. Its Nitin Gadkari's brainchild & he wanted to name "Atal Bihari Gram Sadak Yojna" but Mr.Atal Bihari Vajpayee declined and instead named "Pradhan Mantri Graam Sadak Yojna". When was it begun?
[A]1 May 2000
[B]2 October 2000
[C]25 December 2000
[D]30 January 2001


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Daily Current Affairs Quiz with Answers: 25 December 2012

1. Russian sovereign wealth fund Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) on Monday, 24th December 2012, signed a pact with State Bank of India (SBI) for setting up a $2 billion investment consortium for promoting investments between the two nations. The RDIF and SBI would each invest up to $1 billion in the consortium. RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev and SBI Chairman signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) for establishing the consortium in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Who is SBI Chairman?
[Category: International Business Current Affairs]
[A]O. P. Bhatt
[B]K C Chakrabarty
[C]Pratip Chaudhuri
[D]Hemant G. Contractor


2. Delhi Government will make functional within a week a three-digit helpline number for women in distress. The helpline will be set up at Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's office at Delhi Secretariat and will be functional before December 31. 161 police stations will be linked to the control room from where the helpline will operate. What is the women helpline number?
[Category: India Delhi Current Affairs]
[A]167
[B]181
[C]222
[D]369


3. Nepali President has arrived at Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport, Varanasi on Monday, 24 December 2012. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) degree at the Banaras Hindu University on Dec. 25. Meanwhile, he is also scheduled to hold discussions with Indian President Mukharjee and Prime Minister Dr Man Mohan Singh in New Delhi on Wednesday. Can you name the Nepali President?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A]Khaganath Adhikari
[B]Jayanta Prasad
[C]Prachand
[D]Ram Baran Yadav


4. Four out of the six Indian boxers that participated in the 2012 A. Agalarov Cup, an international youth boxing tournament being held in Baku, Azerbaijan won one gold medal, two silver medals and a bronze medal. The Indian boxing team won the second runners up trophy in the tournament. Who won the Gold Medal on Sunday 23 December 2012?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A]Aman Indora
[B]Vijender Singh
[C]A Silambarasan
[D]Kailash Gill


5. Delhi University’s Academic Council on Monday, 24 December 2012, gave its nod to convert the coveted three-year undergraduate programme into four years, with the entire structure of the traditional course coming in for a major overhaul from coming June. Sports and cultural activities will form part of the curriculum and the course will be multi-disciplinary which allows the student to choose his subject across streams. The course will give the student the option to quit after two years, three years or four years. What degree students will get after 2, 3 and 4 Years?
[Category: Education Current Affairs]
[A]Apprentice, Bachelor, Honours
[B]Associate, Bachelor, Honours
[C]Associate, Bachelor, Masters
[D]Apprectice, Associate, Bachelor


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Daily General Knowledge Quiz with Answers: 25 December 2012

1. Which of the following countries is considered to be the father of Micro-finance?
[Category: Banking awareness GK]
[A]India
[B]Bangladesh
[C]Mexico
[D]China


2. Who was the first woman Indian Police Service (IPS) officer?
[Category: IAS IPS GK]
[A]Letika Saran
[B]Beena Kak
[C]Kiran Bedi
[D]Isha Basant Joshi


3. Where is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy located?
[Category: Administrative Services GK]
[A]Lucknow
[B]Hyderabad
[C]New Delhi
[D]Dehradun


4. Where is Holkar Cricket Stadium located in India?
[Category: Sports GK]
[A]Indore, Madhya Pradesh
[B]Mumbai, Maharashtra
[C]Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
[D]Kochi, Kerala


5. Which two of the following sectors have come out with first ever experimental set of Indices of Services Production (ISP) on the lines of the Index of Industrial Production (IPP)?
[A] RAILWAYS
[B] AIRLINES
[C] ROAD TRANSPORT
[D] TELECOMMUNICATION
[Category: Banking awareness GK]
[A]Only A and B
[B]Only C and D
[C]Only B and C
[D]Only A and D


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Monday, December 24, 2012

24 December 2012 Current Affairs: Daily Quiz

1. On Sunday, 23 December 2012, ITC Ltd chairman has been ranked as the seventh best performing CEO in the world in a global study on the 100 best performing global CEOs by the Harvard Business Review in its January-February 2013 edition. He ranks first amongst the Indian CEOs featured in this elite list, which was decided after evaluating how much total shareholder returns had changed over a time period from the CEO's first day in office to 31st August 2012, as well as the overall increase in market capitalisation. Who is he?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A]Y. C. Deveshwar
[B]S.D. Shibulal
[C]Aditya Puri
[D]B. Sumant


2. Maruti Suzuki India on Saturday said it has started spadework to set up its second facility in Gujarat with acquisition of another 600 acres, in addition to its existing plan to invest Rs 4,000 crore for setting up a plant in the state. The company has acquired about 600 acres, located about 40km from the first site near Mehsana. As per Maruti Suzuki India chairman, the country’s largest car maker Maruti will not enter the premium segment of passenger cars in India and will “protect” its image of a small car manufacturer. Who is the chairman?
[Category: Industry and Trade Current Affairs]
[A]Jagdish Khattar
[B]C Ramakrishnan
[C]R.C. Bhargava
[D]Karl Slym


3. Virbhadra Singh, who successfully spearheaded the Congress campaign in the Assembly polls, will be the next Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. Singh, President of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC), was named leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) by AICC General secretary Janardan Dwivedi after his appointment was approved by Sonia Gandhi. He would be Himachal CM for _______ time now.
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A]Third
[B]Fourth
[C]Fifth
[D]Sixth


4. Russian President arrived in India on Monday, 24th December 2012, for a bilateral summit during which major defence deals were expected to be signed. President's trip, his first to India since he started a new Kremlin six-year term in May, is a chance to reaffirm Russia's interest in India, long a regional ally and now a partner in the BRICS group of emerging market nations. Name him.
[Category: World Events Current Affairs]
[A]Dmitry Medvedev
[B]Vladimir Putin
[C]Viktor Zubkov
[D]Boris Yeltsin


5. The USD 100 billion house of the Tatas is perceived as India's best known global brands not only within the country but also overseas according to a Perception Survey of top CEOs. A broad view emerging from the survey conducted among 78 top CEOs and heads of companies spread over major cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Bangalore, Hyderabad, London, Singapore and New York was that the group head Ratan Tata occupies the well-deserved iconic status, who has taken the group from largely an Indian family-owned business house into a professionally managed global conglomerate. Who conducted this survey?
[Category: Business and Economy Current Affairs]
[A]ASSOCHAM
[B]NASSCOM
[C]FICCI
[D]ITPO


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Daily GK Quiz: 24 December 2012

1. Who is the world's first person to score a double century in One Day International (ODI) cricket?
[Category: Sports Cricket GK]
[A]Virender Sehwag
[B]Sachin Tendulkar
[C]Charles Coventry
[D]Saeed Anwar


2. The Garo Hills are part of the Garo-Khasi range in which Indian state?
[Category: Indian Geography GK]
[A]Arunachal Pradesh
[B]Assam
[C]Tripura
[D]Meghalaya


3. What is the economic theory and a technique used to determine the relative value of currencies called?
[Category: Economy GK]
[A]Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
[B]Purchasing Expenditure Parity (PEP)
[C]Law of One Price (LOP)
[D]Real Exchange Rate (RER)


4. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis was an Indian scientist and applied statistician. For what he is best known for?
[Category: Statistics GK]
[A]Mahalanobis Volume
[B]Mahalanobis Corelation
[C]Mahalanobis distance
[D]Mahalanobis Coefficient


5. Who was the first recepient of the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, a literary honour in India, in 1968?
[Category: Awards and Honours GK]
[A]C. Rajagopalachari
[B]Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
[C]Tarashankar Bandyopadhyaya
[D]Sumitranandan Pant


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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Cricket Famous Personality | Sachin Tendulkar Quiz



1. On 23 December 2012, Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from which format of cricket?
[A]ODI
[B]Test
[C]T-20
[D]Domestic


2. What is the full name of Sachin Tendulkar?
[A]Sachin Randheer Tendulkar
[B]Sachin Suresh Tendulkar
[C]Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
[D]Sachin Vijay Tendulkar


3. How many world Cup appearances Sachin Tendulkar made for India?
[A]Three
[B]Four
[C]Five
[D]Six


4. In which year Sachin Tendulkar won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year at the ICC awards?
[A]2004
[B]2006
[C]2008
[D]2010


5. When was Sachin Tendlkar born?
[A]24 April 1973
[B]24 August 1973
[C]24 October 1973
[D]24 November 1973


6. In 1992, at the age of 19, Tendulkar became the first overseas-born player to represent which English county?
[A]Warwickshire
[B]Yorkshire
[C]Hampshire
[D]Leicestershire


7. Against which country Tendulkar made his Test debut in November 1989 aged just 16 years and 223 days?
[A]Australia
[B]West Indies
[C]Pakistan
[D]England


8. Tendulkar scored his 100th international hundred on 16 March 2012, at Mirpur in the Asia Cup and became the first person in history to achieve this feat. Against which country he made his 100th century?
[A]Saudi Arab Emirates
[B]Bangladesh
[C]Pakistan
[D]Sri Lanka


9. Tendulkar is the first active sportsperson and cricketer to have been nominated to the Rajya Sabha. When did Tendulkar accepted the Rajya Sabha nomination proposed by the president?
[A]January 2012
[B]February 2012
[C]Mach 2012
[D]April 2012


10. On 24 February 2010, Tendulkar became the first man to score a double century (200*) in an ODI against which country?
[A]Australia
[B]South Africa
[C]England
[D]Pakistan


11. In which year Sachin Tendulkar awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest honour given for achievement in sports?
[A]1997–98
[B]1998–99
[C]2001–02
[D]2002-03


12. Which award has been given to Sachin Tendulkar by the Australian government on 6 November 2012?
[A]Champion Shots Medal
[B]Companion of the Order of Australia
[C]National Medal
[D]Honorary Member of the Order of Australia


13. Tendulkar became the first sportsperson and the first person without an aviation background to be awarded the honorary rank of what by the Indian Air Force?
[A]Major
[B]Group Captain
[C]Air Field Marshal
[D]Group Commander


14. Sachin Tendulkar is the most prolific run scorer in one-day internationals with how many runs?
[A]17345
[B]18426
[C]30238
[D]34567


15. In 2008 Sachin Tendulkar was given which of India's civilian award?
[A]Padma Shri
[B]Bharat Ratna
[C]Padma Vibhushan
[D]Padma Bhushan


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Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 23 December 2012

1. The finance ministry on Friday, 22 December 2012, increased the foreign direct investment cap for asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) to ________ per cent from the current 49 per cent, a move aimed at bringing more foreign expertise in the segment. The foreign investment in ARCs would need to comply with the FDI policy, including the one related with sectoral caps. Further, foreign investment limit of 74% in ARC would be a combined limit of FDI and FII. With this change in the policy, "the prohibition on investment by FII in ARCs will be removed". The total shareholding of an individual FII shall not exceed 10% of the total paid-up capital. Earlier, Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) were permitted to invest only in Security Receipts (SRs) issued by ARCs upto 49% of each tranche of scheme of SRs.
[Category: Economy & Policy Current Affairs]
[A]60
[B]65
[C]71
[D]74


2. A number of protesters who stay put at Raisina Hill to protest the gang-rape of a young girl were evacuated early morning on 23rd December 2012. The protesters, who spend a chilly night in the open after they fought pitched battle with police throughout the day yesterday, were taken into a bus by police. Police had also picked up protesters from outside Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's 10, Janpath residence in the wee hours today. All routes leading to Rashtrapati Bhawan have been barricaded. Vijay Chowk has been completely cleared by police. Section 144 has also been imposed in New Delhi district and four metro stations near India Gate - Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan and Race Course - have been shut from Sunday morning till further orders. What is Section 144?
[Category: India Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Information in cognizable cases
[B]Information as to non-cognizable cases and investigation of such cases
[C]Unlawful assembly: It empowers a magistrate to prohibit an assembly of more than five people in an area
[D]Contempts of Lawful Authority of Public Servants


3. The world's largest aircraft financier, has filed a case against the country's aviation regulator for delayed deregistration of two Kingfisher Airlines aircraft, accusing the Indian administration of helping Vijay Mallya, the bankrupt airline's billionaire owner. The German firm has also vowed to suspend all funding to Indian carriers casting doubts over future purchase programmes of airlines such as Indi-Go and Jet Airways. The two Kingfisher aircraft in question are now located in Turkey and under the possession of DVB, but the hapless German bank is finding it impossible to deregister the aircraft from India and proceed with its sale. Can you name the aircraft financier?
[Category: International Business Current Affairs]
[A]DVB Bank
[B]DBS Bank
[C]DCB Bank
[D]DBC Bank


4. India batting great and one of the game's all-time greats, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has announced his retirement from one-day cricket on Sunday, 23rd December 2012. Tendulkar made the announcement after speaking to Board of Control for Cricket in India president Narainswamy Srinivasan. Tendulkar, considered the most complete batsman in modern cricket and one who was considered next only to the legendary Sir Donald Bradman, retires from the ODI format at the top of the run-getters' list. Tendulkar goes out after amassing 18,426 runs in 463 one-dayers at an average of 44.83. How many centuries (100s) he has made in One Day cricket format?
[Category: Sports Cricket Current Affairs]
[A]49
[B]50
[C]51
[D]100


5. On Sunday, 23 December 2012, Chief Justices of three High Courts were elevated as judges of the Supreme Court, increasing the strength of the apex court to 28. Justice M Yusuf Eqbal, Justice Venkategowda and Justice Vikramjit Sen were today appointed as judges of the Supreme Court, in that order of seniority. For which high courts they were the Chief Justices?
[Category: Legal Current Affairs]
[A]Allahabad, Orissa, Karnataka
[B]Madras, Orissa, Karnataka
[C]Madras, Karnataka, Patna
[D]Mumbai, Orissa, Allahabad


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Daily GK Quiz: 23 December 2012

1. How does the Indian Penal Code (IPC) is known as in the state of Jammu and Kashmir?
[Category: India Legal GK]
[A]Kashmir Penal Code (KPC)
[B]Ranbir Penal Code (RPC)
[C]Jammu and Kashmir Penal Code (JKPC)
[D]Armed Forces Penal Code (AFPC)


2. What is the name of the capital of Myanmar(Burma)?
[Category: Countries and Capital GK]
[A]Mandalay
[B]Yangon
[C]Naypyidaw (Naypyitaw)
[D]Rangoon


3. Siddharth Varadarajan is associted to which field?
[Category: India GK]
[A]Journalism
[B]Arts & Paintings
[C]Literature
[D]Sports


4. The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) is a professional association that works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places around the world. ICOMOS was founded in 1965. Where is the head quarters of ICOMOS located?
[Category: International Awareness GK]
[A]Zurich, Switzerland
[B]Newyork, USA
[C]Berlin, Germany
[D]Paris, France


5. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is an agency of the Republic of India, responsible for the development of technology for use by the military, headquartered in New Delhi, India. In which year it was established?
[Category: India Science GK]
[A]1947
[B]1950
[C]1956
[D]1958


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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Daily Latest Current Affairs Quiz: 22 December 2012

1. The State Assembly, on Friday 21 December 2012, enacted a landmark legislation by unanimously passing the Food Security Act, becoming the first state in the country to introduce such a law, covering several deprived sections of society left out by existing welfare programmes. The state Chief Minister told the House that the provisions of the bill ensured that adequate quantity of quality food will be available at affordable prices to nearly 50 lakh families. The new provisions will add a burden of Rs 2,311 crore on the state exchequer. Also the law also takes a major step to empower women by considering the eldest woman in a household as its head in matters related to the ration card. Name the state where this act has been passed?
[Category: India December 2012 Current Affairs]
[A]Delhi
[B]Maharashtra
[C]Madhya Pradesh
[D]Chhattisgarh


2. Barack Obama nominated one of America's top diplomat, on Friday, 21st Dec 2012, to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. In contrast to Mrs. Clinton, whom Mr. Obama named to his cabinet after they competed against each other in the 2008 presidential primaries, the new Secretary has been a loyal supporter of the Obama administration, guiding an arms-reduction treaty with Russia to ratification in the Senate and playing diplomatic troubleshooter for the White House in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sudan. Can you name him?
[Category: International Polity Current Affairs]
[A]John Kerry
[B]Susan Rice
[C]Condoleezza Rice
[D]Madeleine Albright


3. New Jersey-based Cognizant, on Friday, announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire six companies of the C1 Group, an independent consulting and IT services firm. While the deal value was not disclosed, a company spokesperson said that Cognizant expected an annualised revenue of $100 million to come from the acquisition. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2013. Where is the C1 Group firm based?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A]USA
[B]Germany
[C]UK
[D]India


4. On Saturday, 22 December 2012, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), , the operator of the country's busiest and the second best airport in world in its category, has become the first airport in the world to secure BSA certification in Standards-based Software Asset Management (SAM) for Organisations, a programme known as CSS(O). The first and only enterprise-level certification, CSS(O) affirms an entity is compliant with its software license agreements and its SAM processes are aligned to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) SAM standard. What is BSA?
[Category: Travel News Current Affairs]
[A]Business Security Assessment
[B]Business Software Alliance
[C]Business Software Assets
[D]Business Security Academy


5. Google is celebrating the legacy and life of Srinivasa Ramanujan, an Indian mathematician who made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series and continued fractions with almost no formal training in pure mathematics. Today on 22nd December 2012, Google has marked the 125th birth anniversary of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan with a doodle. The maths wizard was born on December 22, 1887 in Erode, Madras Presidency (now Tamil Nadu). How is today's day celebrated by the Indian government?
[Category: India 2012 Events Current Affairs]
[A]National Vedic Maths Day
[B]National Science Day
[C]National Mathematics Day
[D]National Wizard Day


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Daily GK Quiz: 22 December 2012

1. On 22 Dec 2012, which bollywood actor has been roped in by Blackberry smartphone maker Research-In-Motion as its brand ambassador in India?
[Category: Advertising GK]
[A]Bipasha Basu
[B]Ranbir Kapoor
[C]Abhishek Bachchan
[D]Akshay Kumar


2. Ustad Bismillah Khan was the third classical musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna in 2001. Which instrument he played?
[Category: India December 2012 GK]
[A]Sarangi
[B]Sarod
[C]Tabla
[D]Shehnai


3. The Apatani, or Tanii, are a tribal group of people living in the Ziro valley in the Lower Subansiri district of which Indian State?
[Category: State Services GK]
[A]Arunachal Pradesh
[B]Nagaland
[C]Tripura
[D]Meghalaya


4. Paryushana (Paryusan) is one of the two most important festivals of which religious group?
[Category: Religion GK]
[A]Hindu
[B]Jain
[C]Buddhist
[D]Parsi


5. Who is the only woman chief minister in India to lead a government for a third consecutive term?
[Category: India Politics GK]
[A]Vasundhara Raje
[B]Mamata Banerjee
[C]Mayawati
[D]Sheila Dikshit


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Friday, December 21, 2012

Daily Latest Current Affairs Quiz: 21 December 2012

1. The President of the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) resigned on Tuesday, 20th December, from the post after Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headed for a two-third majority in the state sweeping away the Congress and Keshubhai Patel's Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP). The resignation came after GPCC President lost from the Porbandar seat, from where he was seeking third consecutive term. He was defeated by BJP candidate Babu Bokhiria by a margin of more than 17,000 votes. Can you name him?
[Category: India Politics Current Affairs]
[A]Shaktisinh Gohil
[B]Siddarth Patel
[C]Arjun Modhwadia
[D]Chetan Raval


2. On Wednesday, 20th December 2012, MCX-SX has got the commencement certificate from market regulator SEBI to go live with its trading operations as a full-fledged bourse. The certificate dated December 19, 2012 was given after the completion of documentation process and SEBI’s site inspection. The commencement certificate is the final go-ahead from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) for MCX Stock Exchange (MCX-SX) to go live in new product segments such as equity, wholesale debt (bonds) and interest rate derivatives. Who is the managing director and CEO of MCX-SX?
[Category: Financial Current Affairs]
[A]Joseph Massey
[B]Ashish Chauhan
[C]Ravi Narain
[D]Chitra Ramkrishna


3. The Sun Group on Thursday, 20th December 2012, unveiled the name and the logo of the IPL franchisee of Hyderabad. Kalanithi Maran and Chennai-based Sun TV Network own the Hyderabad team, which replaced Deccan Chargers, the terminated franchise. Former India captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth, who will be the mentor and strategic analyst, and coach Tom Moody and Chief Executive Officer Shanmugam were present during the ceremony. What is the new name for Hyderabad IPL team?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A]Spice
[B]Sun Chargers
[C]Spice Chargers
[D]Sunrisers


4. Leslie Walter Claudius, who died on 20th December 2012, was an Indian field hockey player from Bilaspur. Leslie was part of the legendary trio of Indian Hockey along with Major Dhyan Chand and Roop Singh. The prolific player was a member of India’s golden generation of hockey that won the Olympic gold in London 1948, Helsinki 1952 and Melbourne 1956. At Rome in 1960, he led India to a silver-medal finish, which made him a Guinness world record-holder for the maximum number of Olympic medals in hockey. In which year, he was awarded Padma Shri by Indian Govt?
[Category: Indian Sports Current Affairs]
[A]1967
[B]1969
[C]1971
[D]1998


5. A Delhi court, on Friday, 21st December 2012, has charged former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi and 10 others with the corruption case linked to 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. Besides Kalmadi, former CWG OC secretary general Lalit Bhanot and nine others had been chargesheeted by the CBI for illegally awarding a contract to install Timing, Scoring and Results system for the 2010 CWG to Swiss Timing, at an exorbitant cost allegedly causing a loss of over Rs. 90 crore to the state exchequer. What date has been fixed by the court as the deadline for formally framing charges against all the accused in the case?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A]January 10, 2013
[B]January 15, 2013
[C]January 17, 2013
[D]January 20, 2013


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Daily GK Quiz: 21 December 2012

1. Which awards were instituted in 1961 by the government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in National sports?
[Category: Sports GK]
[A]Dronacharya Award
[B]Dhyan Chand Award
[C]Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
[D]Arjuna Awards


2. What is capital of Indonesia?
[Category: World GK]
[A]Sumatra
[B]Jakarta
[C]Bengkulu
[D]Yogyakarta


3. Who is the current chairman of Board of Governors of Medical Council of India (MCI)?
[Category: PCS GK]
[A]Dr. K K Talwar
[B]Dr. Ketan Desai
[C]Dr. Anupam Sachdeva
[D]Dr. K.K. Aggarwal


4. The Ajanta Caves in India are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. Where in India these caves are located?
[Category: Indian Geography GK]
[A]Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
[B]Aurangabad, Maharashtra
[C]Bhubaneswar, Orissa
[D]Dhar, Madhya Pradesh


5. Sarinda is a type of?
[Category: Samanya Gyan GK]
[A]Bird
[B]Musical Instrument
[C]Food
[D]Weapon


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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Current Affairs Today Quiz: 20 December 2012

1. India is hosting the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi on December 20 and 21 to mark the 20th anniversary of the ASEAN-India dialogue partnership and the 10th anniversary of ASEAN-India Summit-level partnership. President Pranab Mukherjee received visiting heads of State of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012. What is the theme of the summit?
[Category: Nation Current Affairs]
[A]ASEAN-India Partnership for Peace and Shared Prosperity
[B]ASEAN-India Partnership for Prosperity
[C]ASEAN-India Partnership for Progressive Growth
[D]ASEAN-India Partnership for Progress and Peace


2. Time magazine’s Person of the Year, called “man of the year” until 1999, acknowledges what the magazine considers to be the world’s biggest newsmaker. The accolade was first granted in 1927 in a slow news week, and to make up for the fact that the magazine had failed to put Charles Lindbergh on its cover when he completed the first transatlantic flight. Who was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2012 on Wednesday, 19th December 2012?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A]Malala Yousafzai
[B]Tim Cook
[C]Mohamed Morsi
[D]Barack Obama


3. Miss Universe 2012 is the 61st Miss Universe pageant, and was held on December 19, 2012, at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. 89 countries and territories participated in this year's pageant. India’s hope of winning the Miss Universe 2012 crown crashed as Shilpa Singh failed to make it to the list of top 10 contestants. Who was crowned as Miss Universe 2012?
[Category: Fashion Current Affairs]
[A]Leila Lopes
[B]Shamcey Supsup
[C]Olivia Culpo
[D]Janine Tugonon


4. Park Geun-hye of South Korea's ruling party won the tightly contested presidential election held on Wednesday, 19 December 2012, hence becoming the first woman to lead the country and extending the conservative rule for another five years. With 94.5 percent of the votes counted, Park, the 60-year-old daughter of South Korean dictator Park Chung-hee, won 51.7 percent of the vote, becoming the first one to garner more than half of all votes since democratic elections began in 1987. To which part she belongs?
[Category: World Politics Current Affairs]
[A]Democratic United Party
[B]Saenuri Party
[C]Progressive Justice Party
[D]Unified Progressive Party


5. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Unicef on Wednesday suspended polio operations in the country and called back their field workers due to security threats after the killing of two more people associated with the anti-polio drive. This raise the death toll of polio vaccinators to eight in the country in less than 30 hours. In which country these attacks occured?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A]Afghanistan
[B]Pakistan
[C]Syria
[D]Libya


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Daily General Knowledge Quiz: 20 December 2012

1. In which year The Finance Commission of India was established under Article 280 of the Indian Constitution by the President of India?
[Category: Financial GK]
[A]1947
[B]1949
[C]1950
[D]1951


2. Utkala Dibasa is celebrated on 1 April in which Indian State in the memory of the formation of the state as a separate province on 1 April 1936?
[Category: UPSC GK]
[A]Orissa
[B]Bihar
[C]Karnataka
[D]Andhra Pradesh


3. The Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), founded on July 29, 1876 by Dr Mahendra Lal Sircar, is an autonomous Institute. In which city it is located?
[Category: India GK]
[A]Bangalore
[B]Hyderabad
[C]Kolkata
[D]Allahabad


4. Karnavati is the ancient name of which Indian city?
[Category: IAS GK]
[A]Gandhinagar
[B]Ahmedabad
[C]Nashik
[D]Meerut


5. In 2011 which playback singer was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history?
[Category: PCS GK]
[A]Lata Mangeshkar
[B]Sonu Nigam
[C]Asha Bhosle
[D]Madona


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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 19 December 2012

1. The Lok Sabha on Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012, gave its approval for the Companies Bill 2011, paving the way for a new modern company law. The proposed legislation will replace the existing Companies Act 1956, which was enacted 56 years ago. Besides making independent directors more accountable and improving the corporate governance practices, the Bill seeks to make corporate social responsibility mandatory for certain companies. SFIO will be given more statutory powers in the new Bill. Moreover, there will be better co-ordination between investigative agencies at the State and Centre, I-T Department and the Information Technology Ministry with SFIO. What is SFIO?
[Category: Economy Current Affairs]
[A]Senior Fraud Investigation Office
[B]Serious Fraud Investment Office
[C]Serious Financial Investigation Office
[D]Serious Fraud Investigation Office


2. This European country on Tuesday, 18 December 2012, announced it will legalise abortions when the mother’s life is at risk, weeks after the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died after being refused an abortion in the European country. The decision comes after a huge public outcry over the death of 31-year-old Savita, who died on October 28, 2012 at Galway University Hospital. She had been 17-week pregnant and was found to be miscarrying. Which country has changed its abortion laws?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A]Ireland
[B]Netherland
[C]Sweden
[D]Spain


3. The Banking Amendment Bill, a major reforms legislation, on Tuesday, 18 December, got the approval of the Lok Sabha after the government dropped the controversial provisions relating to allowing banks to trade in futures and keeping the sector outside the purview of Competition Commission. While RBI would regulate the banking sector, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) would look into competition practices in the banking sector. The proposed law will also give the power to inspect the books of banks’ associate companies to whom?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A]Competition Commission of India (CCI)
[B]Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
[C]Ministry of Finance
[D]Standing Committee on Finance


4. China is listed as the leading source of global outflows of tainted money with India ranking eighth in the list compiled by a Washington-based organization Global Financial Integrity (GFI). Some 150 developing countries lost $5.9 trillion by way of illegal outflows between 2001 and 2010. What amount did India lost in black money, making it the eighth largest victim of illegal financial outflow?
[Category: Politics and Nation Current Affairs]
[A]Nearly $12 billion
[B]Nearly $23 billion
[C]Nearly $123 billion
[D]Nearly $173 billion


5. Countdown for the upcoming Maha Kumbh congregation began in Allahabad on Tuesday 18th Dec 2012 with thousands of Naga sadhus, revered for their austerity and feared for their quick temper, marching in a majestic procession to their camps in the vicinity of the holy confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical river Saraswati. More than 5,000 scantily-clad Naga sadhus made their ceremonial entry into the sprawling Kumbh Mela on the first day of the ceremonial entry of ascetics. By what name it is popularly known?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A]Nagai
[B]Peshwai
[C]Nagaka
[D]Udaseenta


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Daily General Knowledge Quiz: 19 December 2012

1. What does IBPS CWE stands for?
[Category: Bank Exams GK]
[A]Institute of Banking Probationary Selection - Common Written Exam
[B]Indian Banking Personnel Selection - Common Written Exam
[C]Indian Banking Professional Selection - Common Written Exam
[D]Institute of Banking Personnel Selection - Common Written Exam


2. In which year The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) established?
[Category: Industry GK]
[A]1920
[B]1930
[C]1947
[D]1957


3. As per Hindu mythology, Nataraj, The Lord of Dance is a depiction of which GOD as the cosmic dancer?
[Category: India GK]
[A]Vishnu
[B]Brahma
[C]Shiva
[D]Krishna


4. Where did the Shore Temple situated?
[Category: India Geography GK]
[A]Puri, Orissa
[B]Mahabalipuram, Tamilnadu
[C]Kolkata, West Bengal
[D]Rameshwaram, Tamilnadu


5. Chittranjan Locomotive Works is an electric locomotive manufacturer of Indian Railways and is one of the largest locomotive manufacturers in the world. In which state is this factory located?
[Category: India Facts GK]
[A]Uttar Pradesh
[B]West Bengal
[C]Orissa
[D]Bihar


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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Quiz on World Famous Personalities

A
Abraham Lincoln
Aishwarya Rai
Albert Einstein
Amitabh Bachchan
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Ashfaqulla Khan
Ashoka The Great
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

B
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Benjamin Franklin
Bhagat Singh
Bill Clinton
Bill Gates
Billy Graham
Bipin Chandra Pal
Bob Hope
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

C
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

D
Dara Singh
Dev Anand

E
Eleanor Roosevelt
Elvis Presley

F
Franklin D. Roosevelt

G
George Washington
George W Bush
Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Guru Nanak Dev Ji

H
Henry Ford

I
Indira Gandhi

J
Jawahar Lal Nehru
John Abraham
John F. Kennedy

K
Kapil Dev

L
Lala Lajpat Rai
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Lance Armstrong

M
Maharana Pratap
Mahatma Gandhi
Mangal Pandey
Manohar Parrikar
Martin Luther King Jr.
Mohammad Ali
Mother Teresa

N
Narendra Modi
Neil Armstrong

O
Oprah Winfrey

P
Prithviraj Chauhan

R
Rabindranath Tagore
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Rajendra Prasad
Rajesh Khanna
Rajiv Gandhi
Rajnikanth
Ramakrishna Paramhamsa
Ram Prasad Bismil
Rani Laxmi Bai
Ronald Reagan
Rosa Parks

S
Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar (Quiz-2)
Sania Mirza
Sarojini Naidu
Shahrukh Khan
Sister Nivedita
Sri Aurobindo
Subhash Chandra Bose
Swami Vivekanand

T
Thomas Alva Edison
Thomas Jefferson

U
Udham Singh

V
Vallabhbhai Patel
Veer Savarkar
Verghese Kurien
Virat Kohli

W
Walt Disney
Wright Brothers

Y
Yash Chopra

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Bhagat Singh Quiz: Indian Freedom Fighter



1. By which name Bhagat Singh is often referred to?
[A]Veer Bhagat Singh
[B]Azad Bhagat Singh
[C]Shaheed Bhagat Singh
[D]Lokmanya Bhagat Singh


2. What is the birth place of Bhagat Singh?
[A]Jaranwala Tehsil, Punjab
[B]Lahore, Punjab
[C]Amritsar, Punjab
[D]Jalandhar, Punjab


3. Which college Bhagat Singh attended in 1923?
[A]Khalsa College, Lahore
[B]National College, Lahore
[C]DAV College, Lahore
[D]Imperial College, Lahore


4. Bhagat Singh's father Kishan Singh and uncles Ajit Singh and Swaran Singh were members of which party?
[A]Naujawan Bharat Sabha
[B]Hindustan Socialist Republican Association
[C]Ghadar Party
[D]Kirti Kisan Party


5. What is the name of Bhagat Singh's Mother?
[A]Lakhsmi Devi
[B]Bhuvaneswari Devi
[C]Lilavati
[D]Vidyavati


6. In his prison cell, Bhagat Singh wrote a pamphlet in response to him being accused of vanity by not accepting God in the face of death. What is the title of that pamphlet?
[A]Why I am an Atheist
[B]Why India wants freedom
[C]India's Struggle
[D]Jai Hind Jai Bharti


7. In a case of mistaken identity Bhagat Singh Singh killed John P. Saunders, an Assistant Superintendent of Police instead of _____________.
[A]J. Coldstream
[B]G. C. Hilton
[C]James A. Scott
[D]Horace Williamson


8. From May to September 1928, Bhagat Singh published a series of articles on anarchism in which Punjabi periodical?
[A]Punjab Kesari
[B]Kirti
[C]Samanvay
[D]Punjabi Darpan


9. Bhagat Singh always carried a photo of his mentor in his pocket. Who is his mentor?
[A]Chandrashekhar Azad
[B]Kartar Singh Sarabha
[C]Lala Lajpat Rai
[D]Mahatma Gandhi


10. When did an 18-foot tall bronze statue of Bhagat Singh was installed in the Parliament of India?
[A]23 January 2008
[B]15 August 2008
[C]27 September 2008
[D]26 January 2009


11. When was Bhagat Singh born?
[A]22 September 1907
[B]28 September 1907
[C]28 October 1907
[D]28 December 1907


12. In which year a postal stamp was issued in India commemorating the birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh?
[A]1950
[B]1965
[C]1967
[D]1979


13. Bhagat Singh was sentenced to death in which case?
[A]Kakori Case
[B]Chauri Chaura Case
[C]Assembly bomb case
[D]Lahore conspiracy case


14. When was Bhagat Singh hanged?
[A]23 March 1931
[B]24 March 1931
[C]23 January 1932
[D]2 May 1931


15. Which was the first Bollywood film that have been made capturing the life and times of Bhagat Singh?
[A]Shaheed-e-Azad Bhagat Singh
[B]Shaheed Bhagat Singh
[C]Shaheed
[D]The Legend of Bhagat Singh


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Latest Current News and India Current Affairs: 18 December 2012

1. A Constitution amendment Bill providing quota for scheduled castes (SC) and scheduled tribes (ST) in government job promotions was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Monday, 17 December 2012. The bill, which provides for reservation proportionate to the population of SCs and STs, was approved by the union cabinet on September 5. To garner maximum support for the legislation, the government incorporated some elements like a 22% cap on promotions. 10 votes were polled against the proposed legislation. How many votes were polled in favour of it?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A]206
[B]216
[C]219
[D]235


2. England on Monday, 17th December 2012, achieved a historic Test series win on Indian soil, leaving the hosts embarrassed with a 2-1 verdict in their favour after the fourth and final match ended in a draw at the Vidarbha Cricket Stadium in Nagpur. This is also the first time in the last eight years that India have suffered a Test series defeat at home. Australia beat India 2—1 in 2004—05. After how many years England won a test series on Indian soil?
[Category: Cricket Current Affairs]
[A]15 Years
[B]20 Years
[C]26 Years
[D]28 Years


3. One of the biggest discovery and may be the most awaited for the billions of smartphone users around the world has come to life as a company has invented an airbag for smartphones. Now accidental drops of phone will not lead to a cracked screen and heavy price on your pocket. The innovative technology makes use of the motion-sensors that are now built into most smartphones to detect when it has entered an airborne state, so that a mini-airbag can be deployed to cushion its fall. Which company has got the patent for the protective system this week on Monday 17 Dec 2012?
[Category: Technology Current Affairs]
[A]Apple
[B]Samsung
[C]HTC
[D]Amazon


4. A drug firm has received an order worth Rs 187.61 crore from the government to supply polio vaccines till May 2013. The company has received order from the government to supply 345 million doses of Trivalent Oral Polio Vaccines (tOPV) and Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (bOPV) worth Rs 187.61 crore, to be supplied between December 2012 and May 2013. The company has received the order to meet the requirements of national immunisation days (NIDs) and supplementary national immunisation days (SNIDs). Can you name the company which got the order?
[Category: Business MBA Current Affairs]
[A]Dr Reddys Labs
[B]Panacea Biotec
[C]Ranbaxy Labs
[D]Lupin


5. Outgoing Intelligence Bureau Director was on Monday, 17 December 2012, appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in National Security Council Secretariat, a government body to assist in internal security related matters. He will also take over as Deputy National Security Adviser and Secretary in NSCS from March 21 next year. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cleared his appointment two week before he demits his office this month-end. Who is he?
[Category: Politics and Nation Current Affairs]
[A]Vijaya Latha Reddy
[B]Indrajit Pal
[C]Nehchal Sandhu
[D]Jose K Cyriac


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