Monday, April 23, 2012

GK for UPSC, IBPS Bank PO/Bank Clerical and All Exams of India(GK Quiz - 149)

1. As per the first nationwide retail inflation data released by the Centre of Statistical Office on 21 February 2012, inflation based on the all India Consumer Price Index stood at what per cent in January 2012?

2. The Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Panel (PMEAC) on 22 February 2012 projected 7.5 - 8 per cent growth rate for the fiscal 2012-13. Which of the following facts are true with respect to the above statement?
1. The economy recorded a growth rate of 8.4 per cent in 2010-11, which according to the CSO estimates is expected to moderate to 6.7 per cent in the current fiscal 2011-12
2. Inflation was projected to moderate to 6.5% by March 2012 and 5-6 per cent in 2012-13.
3. The manufacturing sector was projected to grow by 4.8 percent while construction segment is expected to expand by 5.3 percent.
4. Projected Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for 2012 is substantially down from the budgetary target of around nine percent, and 8.4 percent expansion registered in 201
[A]Only 4
[B]Only 1
[C]Only 2
[D]1, 2 and 4

3. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) panel on priority sector lending on 21 February 2012 proposed increment in the target (priority sector) for foreign banks to what per cent of net bank credit from the current level of 32 per cent with sub-targets of 15 per cent for exports and 15 per cent for the MSE sector?

4. Identify the personality with whom these statements are associated
1. He is the Chairman of HDFC
2. He has been given the Ernst and Young Lifetime Achievement Award 2011
3. He is one of the pioneer in the Housing Finance in the country
4. He is on the board of Castrol India Limited
[A]Deepak Parekh
[B]Rahul Bhatia
[C]Ratan Tata
[D]Analjeet Singh

5. Rahul Bhatia, who was chosen for Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award is the Managing Director of
[A]Qualcomm Communications
[B]Jet Airways
[D]InterGlobe Enterprises

6. Etisalat Which has initiated the legal proceeding against the promoters of Swan Telecom, its joint venture partner in India, is a
[A]Baharain Based Company
[B]UAE Based Company
[C]Australia Based Company
[D]Russia Based Company

7. The Competition Commission of India, under the Competition Act, 2002of Parliament, has been empowered to look into
[A]high voltage merger and acquisition deals
[B]market activities
[C]security market tradings
[D]client base of different companies

8. World's largest two wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp on 22 February 2012 inked a pact with Erik Buell Racing [EBR]. EBR is an
[A]USA based company
[B]UAE based company
[C]Argentina based company
[D]UK based company

9. Identify the personality with whom these statements are associated
1. He is an Australian national
2. He led the Australian cricket team twice to the world cup victory
3. He has 30 centuries and 82 fifties in ODI in his name
4. He on 21 February 2012 announced his retirement from the One day cricket
[A]Andrew Simonds
[B]Shane Watson
[C]Ricky Ponting
[D]Kevin Pieterson

10. Which of the following team defeated Indian women hockey team in the final match of London Olympic Qualifiers
[A]South Africa
[D]New Zealand

11. Dow Chemicals whose sponsorship to the London Olympics was highly protested in India is the parent company of
[A]Union Carbide
[D]Coca Cola

12. Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina suffered a crushing defeat against top seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond and finished runners-up at the
[A]Australian Open
[B]WTA Dubai Open
[C]Chennai Open
[D]Korean Open

13. Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina won his 10th career ATP title by beating
[A]Roger Federar
[B]Rafael Nadal
[C]Novac Djokovick
[D]Michael Llodra

14. Indian black eagle was spotted in the Aravali Biodiversity park after a gap of __ years.

15. According to data released by the ministry of commerce and industry on 28 February 2012, output of eight core segments that comprise the manufacturing sector dipped to 0.5% in January 2012, marking the slowest growth in three months. What is the total weight of the eight core segments in the index for industrial production (IIP)?

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