Tuesday, April 3, 2012

GK for SSB Staff Selection Board Exams (General Knowledge Quiz - 137)

1. Which of the following schemes is launched by the Govt. of India to provide nutritious food to school children?
[A]Food for work
[B]Kutir Jyoti
[C]Mid day meal

2. India and Pakistan on 25 January 2012 agreed to transit fee formula for Tapi gas pipeline project in New Delhi. Tapi gas pipeline project comprises
[A]India, Pakistan and Tajikistan
[B]India, Pakistan and Russia
[C]India, Pakistan and Iran
[D]India, Pakistan and Afghanistan

3. Poll Monitoring System was recently implemented in which among the following states of India for the first time?
[C]Uttar Pradesh

4. The military rulers declared partial lifting of emergency in Egypt. The move came into effect from_.
[A]22 January 2012
[B]20 January 2012
[C]25 January 2012
[D]28 January 2012

5. India signed agreement with OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) to check both tax evasion and avoidance. The headquarters of OECD are in which of the following cities?
[C]New York
[D]Washington DC

6. Whose record did Dutch teenager Laura Dekker break on 21 January 2012 when she became the youngest sailor to complete a solo circum navigation of the world?
[A]Jessica Watsonand
[B]Alena Ladev
[C]Christiana Notham
[D]Bisht Jove

7. Where was the fifth edition of the World Future Energy summit held in January 2012?
[A]Abu Dhabi
[B]New Delhi

8. India and Japan on 12 January 2012 agreed to enhance their cooperation in which of the following sectors?
[C]Road and Transport
[D]Coal and Mining

9. The 2012 men's final of the Australian Open went past the 2008 Wimbledon final time record, finishing after 5 hours and 53 minutes of play in January 2012. Who emerged winner in the epic final?
[A]Andy Murray
[B]Roger Federer
[C]Novak Djokovicand
[D]Rafael Nadal

10. Name the woman tennis player who won her win first Grand Slam title by winning in the finals of the Australian Open 2012 in January 2012.
[A]Victoria Azarenkaand
[B]Svetlana Kuznetsova
[C]Maria Sharapova
[D]Caroline Wozniacki

11. Scientists in January 2012 announced to have indentified a new gene in maize plants called
[A]Meg 1
[B]Meg 2
[C]Meg 3
[D]Meg 4

12. Scientists claimed in January 2012 that the Meteorite, which fell in Morocco in July 2011, was from Mars. The event happened for the first time in ____ years.

13. India on 13 January 2012 extended for how many years an anti-dumping duty on import of four Chinese products like nylon filament yarn, Saccharin, cellophane transparent film, etc?
[A]3 years
[B]5 years
[C]10 years
[D]12 years

14. Reserve bank of India (RBI) on 13 January 2012 issued guidelines on compensation of whole time directors, chief executive officers and other risk takers in private and foreign banks. Which of the following facts regarding the above statement is/are not true?
[A]The central bank's directions are aimed at preventing greed from destabilizing the institution.
[B]The guidelines include provisions to claw back pay if transactions fail years after origination.
[C]The norms provided also include capping the variable component of the compensation at 48% of the fixed pay in a year.and
[D]As per the guidelines issued, banks are permitted to exclude the Employees Stock option Plan from variable pay.

15. Baichung Bhutia is a famous
[B]Cine actor
[C]Football player

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