1. Which of the following statement is wrong ?
a) Bank of Baroda, Indian Over-seas Bank and Indian Bank sign a joint venture agreement for setting up a banking subsidiary in Malaysia.
b) The “committee to advise on renovation and rejuvenation of higher education in India”, headed by well known educationalist Yashpal, recommends the creation of a National Com-mission for Higher Education and Research that will subsume as many as 13 existing professional councils and Regulatory agencies.
c) IFC and Bank of Tokyo-Mit-subishi UFJ (BTMU) announ-ces to provide a $ 60 million joint trade financing to the EXIM Bank to support export-focussed small and medium enterprises.
d) SIDBI has procured a loan of $ 400 million from the World Bank to assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are reeling under severe credit crunch and high rate of interest.
e) For 2008-09, ONGC posted a net profit of Rs.16,126 crore, down 3.5% from Rs.16,701 crore in 2007-08.
2. Which of the following statement is incorrect?
a) Iran’s President Mahmoud Ah-madinejad secures a landslide victory in the presidential polls, trouncing his nearest rival Mir-Hossein Mousavi.
b) US President Barack Obama appointed Vinai Thummalapally as an ambassador to the Central American nation of Belize.
c) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the Laureus World Sports-man of the year award in June 2009.
d) The International Hockey Fede-ration (FIH) granted formal recognition to Hockey India in June 2009.
e) Rafael Nadal is setting up the Nadal Tennis School (NTS), the first of its kind in the world at the Chennai.
3. Who is the new chairman of Board of Trade, an advisory body on export and import related issues?
a) K.M. Birla
b) Anand Sharma
c) Nandan Nilekani
d) C.P. Gurnani
e) None of these
4. “The Idea of Justice” is a book written by ………..
a) Amartya Sen
b) N.R.Narayana Murthy
c) Nandan Nilekani
d) Bimal Jalan
e) Khushwant Singh
5. “Why I Supported the Emergency” is a book written by ………..
a) Khushwant Singh
b) J.K. Rowlings
c) Alice Munro
d) Arundhati Roy
6. The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of ………. member countries.
a) 192 b) 153 c) 53
d) 28 e) 27
7. The International Monetary Fund was created in………………..
a) 1944 b) 1945 c) 1985
d) 1995 e) None of these
8. Which of the following statements true about 15th Lok Sabha elections?
(i) Congress won 206 seats and BJP won 116 seats in the 15th Lok Sabha elections.
(ii) The Trinamool Congress has emerged as the largest ally of the Congress, bagging 19 seats.
(iii) The CPI(M) has bagged 16 seats.
(iv) The 15th Lok Sabha election results were declared on May 16, 2009.
(v) The 15th Lok Sabha election results was held in five phases between
16 April 2009 and 13 May 2009.
a) only (i) & (ii)
b) only (iii) & (iv)
c) only (iv) & (v)
d) None o these
e) All of the above
9. Which of the following statement is wrong?
a) French Government will lend its support to the setting up of a new Indian Institute of Tech-nology (IIT) in Jaipur, which will focus on the study of the aeronautical engineering and energy research.
b) Nuclear power is the fourth-largest source of electricity in India after thermal, hydro and renewable sources of electricity.
c) President Pratibha Patil has given assent to the Criminal Pro-cedure Code (Amendment) Bill, Which restrains the police from arresting a person for criminal offences for which the maximum sentence is upto seven year imprisonment.
d) The Government of India has approved raising the income criterion for the creamy layer among the other Backward Classes (OBC) from Rs.2.5 lakh to 3.5 lakh a year.
e) The Government of India is planning to set up a dedicating ‘green corridor’ to enable farmers to move agricultural products smoothly from the rural areas to major towns or cities.
10. Which of the following statement is wrong?
a) Yashpal committee was set up to suggest steps for restructuring higher education in the country, submitted its final report to Central Government in June 2009.
b) Gurgoan and Faridabad have been selected for development as Solar/Green Cities under a scheme of Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
c) N. Chandrasekharan is the new Chief Executive Officer of Infosys.
d) G.E.Vahanvati is the new Attor-ney General of India.
e) Karia Munda is the new deputy speaker of Lok Sabha.
11. Which of the following pairing is wrong?
a) 8th September – World Literacy Day.
b) 24th October – World Develop-ment Information Day.
c) 11th November – National Edu-cation Day
d) 10th December – Human Rights Day.
e) 11th July – World Environment Day.
12. Who were selected for the country’s highest spor-ting honour , the Rajiv Gandhi khel Ratna Award for 2008-09?
a) Boxers Mary Kom and Vijender Singh and Wrestler Sushil Kumar.
b) Ishar Singh Deol (Ath-letics) and Satbir Singh Dahiya (Wrestling).
c) P.Gopichand (Badminton), Sat-pal (Wrestling), Jaidev Bisht (boxing) and Baldev Singh (Hockey).
d) Mangal Champia (archery), K Sinimol Paulose (athletics), Saina Nehwal (badminton), L Saritha Devi (boxing), Tania Sachdeva (chess), Gautam Gambhir (cricket), Ignace Tirkey (hockey), Surinder Kaur (hockey), Pankaj Shirsat (kabaddi), Parul D Parmar (badminton), Satish Joshi (rowing), Ranjan Sodhi (shooting), Poulami Ghatak (table tennis), Yogeshwar Dutt (wrestling), G L Yadav (yachting).
13. Which of the following statement is wrong?
a) Alice Munro (Canada) was won the Man Booker International Prize for 2009.
b) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the Laureus World Sports-man of the Year Award 2009.
c) Russian pole-vault star Yelena Isinbayeva won the Laureus World Sportswoman of the year Award.
d) Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam received the 2008 Hoover Medal.
e) Mohamed ElBaradei is received the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, disarmament and development for 2009.
14. What is the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) at present?
a) 14% b) 15% c) 24%
d) 25% e) None of these
15. Which of the following book is written by Amartya Sen?
a) Between the Assassinations
b) Imagining India
c) The Idea of Justice
d) A Better India: A Better World
e) Too Much Happiness
16. Who has been re-appointed as the Director General of World Trade Organisation (WTO)?
a) Jacob Zuma b) Joe Biden
c) Pascal Lamy
d) Robert Zoellick
e) None of these
17. Ustad Ali Akbar who died recently, was a famous ………………
a) Sitar player b) Tabla player
c) Hindustani Vocalist
d) Sarod player
e) None of these.
18. The maximum amount of the total revenue earned by the Government of India comes from ………….
a) Value Added Tax
b) Income Tax
c) Excise Duty
d) Corporate Tax
e) Customs Duty
19. Who received the Indira Gandhi Prize for peace, Disarmament and Development 2009?
a) Hamid Karzai
b) Wangari Maathai
c) Bill and Melinda Gates Founda-tion
d) Mohamed EIBaradei
e) Bill Gates.
20. India is not a member of ………..
a) Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation Organization (APEC).
b) Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
c) South Asian Association for Re-gional Cooperation (SAARC).
d) Commonwealth of Nations.
e) World Trade Organisation (WTO)