(General Awareness)

1.Which of the following Departments of the Govt. of India is helping banks in disbursement of rural credit by the bank ?
(A) Railways
(B) State Road Transports
(C) Post and Telegraph
(D) Ministry of Health
(E) None of these
2. Which of the following organization/agencies has established a fund known as “Investor production fund” ?
(C) Bombay Stock Exchange
(E)None of these
3.Who amongst the following is the Head of the RBI at present ?
(A) Mr. M.V.Kamath
(B) Mr. Y.V.Reddy
(C) Mr. N.R.Narayanmurthy
(D) Mr.O.P.Bhatt
(E)None of these
4. Majority of rural people still prefer to go to which of the following for their credit needs ?
(A) Money lenders
(B) Foreign Bankers
(E) None of these
5. India has different categories of commercial banks. Which of the following is NOT one such categories ?
(A) Private Banks
(B) Commodities Banks
(C) Nationalized Banks
(D) Cooperative Banks
(E) Foreign Banks
6.Which of the following types of Banks are allowed to operate foreign currency accounts ?
(1) Foreign Banks
(2) Regional Rural Banks
(3) Nationalized Banks
(A) Only i
(B) Only 2
(C) Only 3
(D) All 1,2and 3
(E) None of these
7. Which of the following countries does not play International Cricket ?
(A) Russia
(B) England
(C) South Africa
(D) Pakistan
(E) India
8. The money which Govt. of India spends on the development of infrastructure in country comes from the which of the following sources ?
[Pick up the correct Statement(s)]
(1) Loan from World Bank/ADB etc
(2) Tax was collected from the people
(3) Loan from the RBI
(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Only 3
(D) Both 1 and 2
(E) All 1,2 and 3
9. The Securities and Exchange Board Of India (SEBI) recently imposed a restriction on money flow in equity through ‘P Notes’. What is the full form of ‘P Notes’ ?
(A) Permanent Notes
(B) Purchase Notes
(C) Participatory-Notes
(D) Private Notes
(E) None of these
10. Who amongst the following was the captain of the India cricket team who won thw Twenty-20 World Cup-2007 ?
(A) Yuvraj Singh
(B) M.S.Dhoni
(C) Rahul Dravid
(D) Saurav Ganguly
(E) None of these
11. Many times we read in financial news paper about ‘FII’. What is the full form of ‘FII’?
(A) Final Investment in India
(B) Foreign Investment in India
(C) Formal Investment in India
(D) Fair Institutional Investment
(E) Foreign Institutional Investment
12. Benazir Bhutto Is associated with which of the following parties
(A) Muslim League
(B) Pakistan Peoples Party
(C) Pakistan National Congress(D) Islamic Movement of Pakistan
(E) None of these
13. One of the former prime ministers of which of the following countries was detained in house arrest for a short period after his/her returns from a long exile ?
(A) Germany
(B) France
(C) Pakistan
(D) Brazil
(E) None of these
14. Who amongst the following leaders from USA visited Israel and Palestinian West Bank so that a solution to the Israel and Palestinian problem can be worked out ?
(A) George Bush
(B) Al Gore
(C) Bill Clinton
(D) Condoleezza Rice
(E) None of these
15. Justine Henin Won the women’s singles US Open Tennis Championship-2007 After defeating –
(A) Swetlana Kuznetsova
(B) Sania Mirza
(C) Dinara Safina
(D) Mathalie Dechy
(E) None of these
16. As reported in papers the UN World Food Programmes stopped distributing food in Mogadishu Town after its local head was abducted by the Govt. soldiers of the country. Mogadishu is the capital town of-
(A) Tanzania
(B) Turkey
(C) Cuba
(D) Libya
(E) Somalia
17. The financial markets of the which of the following countries were badly affected by sub-prime crisis ?
(A) Russia
(B) Brazil
(C) UK
(E)None of these
18. which of the following countries in the world is the biggest consumer of gold ?
(B) Bangladesh
(C) Russia
(D) India
(E) None of these
19. which of the following countries is NOT happy with the USA’s decision to award a congressional Medal to Dalai Lama Of Tibet ?
(A) India
(B) Pakistan
(C) Nepal
(D) Myanmar
(E) China
20. which of the following countries recently decided to launch a military action in Northern Iraq where many Kurdish PKK fighters are based and they are killed people from that country ?
(A) India
(B) Afghanistan
(C) Pakistan
(D) Bangladesh
(E) Turkey
21. Dr. Manmohan Singh called George Bush to explain the difficulties he is having in implementing agreements related with which of the following with USA ?
(A) Supply of sugar
(B) Civilian nuclear Co-operation
(C) Purchase of fighter planes
(D) Purchase of Gas / Petroleum
(E) None of these
22. which of the following countries is facing a problem of strike by the workers of the transport ,electricity and gas companies as the present govt. of the country has decided to end the pension to these workers ?
(B) France
(C) China
(D) Nepal
(E) None of these
23. Who amongst the following is the Secretary General Of UNO ?
(A) Al Gore
(B) Shashi Tharoor
(C) Gordon Drown
(D) Hugo Chavez
(E) None of these
24. The “Orange Coalition Govt.” was formed once again in which of the following countries ?
(A) Russia
(B) Ukraine
(C) France
(D) Germany
(E) None of these
25. which of the following countries is NOT elected by the UN general assembly on the non-payment seats of UN security council w.e.f. January 2008 ?
(A) Libya
(B) Vietnam
(C) Croatia
(D) Costa Rica
(E) Pakistan
26. The Govt. of India put a ban on export of which of the following commodities at the price below the price of the same in domestic market ?
(A) Steel
(B) Chemical Fertilizer
(C) Pharma Products
(D) Electronic Goods
(E) None of these
27. India Launched which of the following Satellites in September 2007 ?
(E) None of these
28. As per the recent agreement between India and one of other country the India Rupee can be easily swapped with –
(A) Tak
(B) Rial
(C) Kyat
(D) Yen
(E) Rubble
29. India won the ONGC Cup Football Tournament 2007 by beating-
(A) Syria
(B) Pakistan
(C) Britain
(D) France
(E) None of these
30. Abdullah Gull’s name was in news recently as he has taken over as the president of –
(A) Turkey
(B) Sudan
(C) Afghanistan
(D) Pakistan
(E) None of these
31. Hem Dutta who was honoured gy the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhawana Award 2007 is famous-
(A) Author
(B) Social Activist
(C) Player
(D) Film Producer
(E) Scientist
32. Who amongst the following is selected for Basawa Award (2006-07) by the Karnataka Government ?
(A) Dr. Manmohan Singh
(B) A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
(C) Sonia Gandhi
(D) Pratibha Patil
(E) None of these
33. Asia Pacific Economic Business meet was organized in September 2007 in –
(A) New Delhi
(B) Beijing
(C) Tokyo
(D) London
(E) Sydney
34. The World Athletics Championship-2007 was organized in –
(A) Beijing
(B) New Delhi
(C) Osaka
(D) Dhaka
(E) London
35. Who amongst the following was the captain of the Indian Hockey Team who won Asia Cup 2007 held in Chennai ?
(A) Baichung Bhutia
(B) Dilip Tirkey
(C) Pnkaj Adwani
(D) Manavjeet Singh Sandhu
(E) None of these
36. Which of the following is a Public Sector Unit ?
(B) ICICI Bank
(E) All of these
37. India’s foreign exchange reserve declined sharply in recent past. What was the main reason for the same ?
(A) Heavy demand of the same by foreign tourists
(B) Import of Wheat from Pakistan and South Korea
(C) Appreciation of Rupee Value
(D) Instability in coalition Govt. in centre
(E) None of these
38. Sinzo Abe who was on visit to India in recent past is the –
(A) Prime Minister of South Korea
(B) Prime Minister of North Korea
(C) Prime Minister of Japan
(D) President of South Korea
(E) None of these
39. Asafa Powel who created a new world record in 100 meters race is a citizen of –
(A) Jamaica
(B) South Africa
(C) India
(E) south Korea
40. Who amongst the following got third position in long Jump event of the Bayer International Athletics held in Germany in 2007 ?
(A) Shiny Wilson
(B) Anju Bobby George
(C) Neha Sanwal
(D) Prajakta Sawant
(E) None of these

1. E 2. C 3. B 4. A 5. B 6. C 7. A 8. E 9. C 10. B
11. E 12. B 13. C 14. A 15. A 16. E 17. D 18. D 19. E 20. E
21. B 22. B 23. E 24. B 25. E 26. E 27. D 28. E 29. A 30. A
31. B 32. B 33. E 34. C 35. E 36. D 37. C 38. C 39. A 40. B

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