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Monday, November 17, 2014

Current Affairs - 17 November 2014

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Which Indian male badminton player created history by defeating two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China to win the China Open Super Series tournament on 16 November 2014

  • Kidambi Srikanth
    Kidambi Srikanth shocked five time world champion and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China, who was also the home favourite, by 21-19, 21-17 to win the title. Lin Dan is considered the greatest badminton player of all time and deemed invincible by all contemporaries. This was the first time that any Indian male shuttler had won a Super Series Premier event ever since the Super Series and Premier tournaments were introduced. Srikanth belongs to Guntur (Andhra Pradesh).

The 2014 summit of G-20 nations concluded at Brisbane (Australia) on 16 November 2014. Which city would host the 2015 Summit of G-20 next year?

  • Antalya (Turkey)
    The G-20 Summit concluded with world’s most powerful industrial economies pledging to grow their combined economic output by an extra 2.1%, i.e., around $2 trillion – over the next five years. The “Brisbane Action Plan” was formulated to achieve this goal through domestic policy reforms.

Saina Nehwal’s title win at the China Open Super Series tournament on 16 November 2014 completed a rare doubles in singles for India. Nehwal defeated which player in the final to give Indian this rare double title win?

  • Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi
    Saina Nehwal defeated Akane Yamaguchi by 21-12, 22-20 in the finals. This was Saina’s third title of the year as she had won the Australian Super Series in June, besides clinching the Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold early in the year.

Andhra Pradesh’s Puttamaraju Kandriga village came to news recently due to which reason?

  • Sachin Tendulkar adopted this village under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY)
    Sachin Tendulkar visited this village on 16 November 2014 for the first time after his announcement to adopt it during October 2014. This village is in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh and with a population of around 400, depends primarily on farming as a source of livelihood. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech had urged all MPs to adopt a village each by 2016, and another two by 2019, focusing on providing modern and better services and infrastructure.

During November 2014 Microsoft issued an emergency patch for a dangerous bug that had existed in the Windows operating system undiscovered for 19 years. The bug, which is present in every version of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 onward, allows an attacker to remotely take over and control a computer. This bug was discovered by cybersecurity research team of which company?

  • IBM Corp.
    The bug was discovered by IBM’s cybersecurity research team in May 2014. It was revealed that a hacker could take control of computers after luring Internet Explorer browser users to bobby-trapped Internet pages. However, it was also revealed that there was no evidence that hackers had managed to pull-off any such move.

India whitewashed Sri Lanka by 5-0 in the ODI series by winning the final ODI held at Ranchi on 16 November 2014. When was the last time when India had whitewashed Sri Lanka in an ODI series?

  • 1982
    This series win is India’s second ODI series whitewash over Sri Lanka at home – the first since 1982, when India had whitewashed it 3-0 in the ODI series under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. India won the final ODI at Ranchi by 3 wickets under pressure and were guided by a magnificent 139 not out by skipper Virat Kohli. Set to chase a convincing target of 287 India achieved the target with 8 balls to spare. Virat Kohli was adjudged the Man of the Series. Earlier Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews hit a brilliant 139 not out, the maiden century of his career to steer his team to a respectable score of 286.

Banking Awareness for SBI Bank Clerk Exam

  • 1. Who is the president of World Bank?

    A. Ban Ki-Moon
    B. Evan Wiliams.
    C. Jim Yong Kim.
    D. Tim Cook
  • 2. Who is the CEO of IMF- International Monetory Fund?

    A. Christine Lagarde.
    B. Vishal Sikka.
    C. John Birkin.
    D. Jim Yong Kim
  • 3. State Bank of India founded in-

    A. 1955
    B. 1967
    C. 1960
    D. 1975
  • 4. How many SBI- State Bank of India Associate banks are there?

    A. 1
    B. 9
    C. 5
    D. 10
  • 5. How many foreign offices of SBI- State Bank of India are there?

    A. 100
    B. 1000
    C. 190
    D. 1900
  • 6. What is/are the main functions of RBI?

    (i). Notes Issuance.
    (ii). Government's Bankar.
    (iii). Bankar's Bank.
    (iv). Bank's Supervision.
       A. Only (i)
       B. Both (ii) and (iii)
       C. Both (iii) and (iv)
       D. All of these.
  • 7. In India, Micro finance development and Equity fund is maintained by-

       A. Small industries development Bank of India(SIDBI).
       B. RBI(Reserve bank of India).
       C. Nabard(National bank for Agriculture and rural development).
       D. CII(Confederation of industries in India).
  • 8. Which are the following rates are decided by the RBI is called "Policy Rate"?

       A. Cash reserve ratio.
       B. Lending rate.
       C. Bank rate.
       D. Deposite rate
  • 9. As per newspaper report,one of the major public sector banks sold out its RS> 500 Cr. loan to IIFCL. This type of buying and selling of loans in banking sector is popularly known as,

       A. Teaser rate financing.
       B. Take out financing.
       C. Infrastructure financing.
       D. Development financing.
  • 10. 'kfw' group released another instalment of its financial aid to India.'kfw' is an organisation/bank base in;

       A. France.
       B. Japan.
       C. Germany.
       D. China.
  • 11. Retail Banking refers to the dealing of commercial banks with individual customers on,

    i) Liabilities.
    ii) Assets.
       A. only i.
       B. only ii.
       C. both i and ii.
       D. None of these.
  • 12. Wholesale banking is also called,

    i)Corporate banking.
    ii)Commercial banking
       A. only i.
       B. only ii.
       C. both i and ii.
       D. None of these.
  • 13. With respect to wholesale banking,'term landing' is a,

    i)Fund based services.
    ii)Non-fund based services.
       A. only i.
       B. only ii.
       C. both i and ii.
       D. None of these.
  • 14. In banking the term DTL refers to;

       A. Detail time limit.
       B. Demand and time limit.
       C. Demand and time liabilities.
       D. None of these.
  • 15. Cash reserve ratio(CRR) refers to,

       A. Cash that all banks are require to maintain with RBI.
       B. Certain percentage of DTL of all banks.
       C. Both a & b.
       D. None of these.
  • 16. Objective of SLR(Statutory Liquidity Ratio) is /are;

       A. To restrict expansion of bank credit.
       B. To increase banks investment in approved securities.
       C. To ensure solvency of banks.
       D. All of these.
  • 17. Interest payable on savings bank accounts is-

       A. decided by banks without following any conditions by RBI.
       B. not regulated by RBI.
       C. regulated by central government.
       D. decided by banks following the guidelines of RBI
  • 18. Which is/are the commodities on which subsidy is given to farmers or poor people in India?

       A. Fertilizer.
       B. Kerosene.
       C. LPG.
       D. All of these.
  • 19. Financial inclusion or Inclusive financing means providing-

       A. food at low cost.
       B. financial services (Payments, remittances, savings, loans, insurance and etc.) at affordable cost to those disadvantaged and low-income parts/segments of the society, where these services are not affordable or available.
       C. only free financial education to poor people.
       D. None of these.
  • 20. If the rate of inflation increases then the-

       A. purchasing power of money increases.
       B. purchasing power of money decreases.
       C. purchasing power of money remains uneffected.
       D. None of these.
  • Answer:
    1)C, 2)A, 3)A, 4)C, 5)C, 6)D, 7)A, 8)A, 9)B, 10)C
    11)C, 12)C, 13)B, 14)C, 15)C, 16)D, 17)D, 18)D, 19)B, 20)B

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Current Affairs - 16 November 2014

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The G-20 Summit 2014 started on 15 November 2014 in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland (Australia). This summit is which edition of the meeting of the G-20 heads of state?

  • Ninth
    G-20 (also known as Group of 20) is a global forum of the 20 biggest economies of the world. It includes the largest developed countries of the world as well as the largest developing countries. The group comprises of 19 countries – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States. The 20th member is the European Union (EU). The European Commission (EC) and the European Commission (EC) represent EU in G-20. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi represented India in the summit. 6 countries – Mauritania, Myanmar, New Zealand, Senegal, Singapore, and Spain have been invited as guest countries to the summit.

According to an announcement made by the Union Finance Ministry on 14 November 2014, which two States and three Union Territories have achieved 100% banking inclusion under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) as on 5 November 2014?

  • Goa and Kerala (states) and Chandigarh, Puducherry and Lakshadweep (Union Territories)
    100% banking inclusion means having at least one bank account for every household. According to official data available till 5 November 2014, 11.26 lakh bank accounts were opened in Kerala, followed by 77,485 accounts in Goa, 1.36 lakh accounts in Chandigarh, 69,819 accounts in Puducherry and 3,588 accounts in Lakshadweep under the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). States of Kerala and Goa, union territories of Chandigarh, Puducherry and Lakshadweep and three districts of Gujarat — Porbandar, Mehasana, Gandhinagar have been declared as 100% saturated in terms of coverage of all households with at least one bank account.

The Union Govt. launched a modified Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) scheme in how many districts on 15 November 2014?

  • 54
    Under this modified DBTL scheme, LPG consumers who have not yet availed the benefit will be able to get cash subsidy amount transferred into their accounts to buy Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders at market price. Every time a domestic LPG consumer books a cylinder the government will transfer Rs. 568 to the customers’ bank account so that the money would be there in the account before gas reaches their homes. Each household is entitled to get 12 subsidized cylinders a year. So those who have already exhausted the quota will not get any subsidy this year. This scheme will be implemented in the rest of India on 1 January 2015. Post implementation of this scheme India’s LPG subsidy burden of Rs 48,000 crore is expected to come down by 15%. The Aadhaar linked DBTL scheme was launched on 1 June 2013 and finally covered 291 districts. The government has comprehensively reviewed the scheme and after examining the difficulties faced by the consumer substantively modified the scheme prior to the launch.

The Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircrafts of the Indian Air Force (IAF) were allowed to fly again from 15 November 2014 after being grounded since 22 October 2014. These aircrafts were grounded after a Sukhoi fighter crashed on 14 October. This crash took place near which place?

  • Pune
    An IAF Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter had crashed on 14 October 2014 in a village near Pune when it was returning after a regular exercise. After this the IAF had ordered an inquiry into the snag that led to this crash and announced grounding all of the around 200 fighters of this make till completion of this probe. A team of the IAF, HAL personnel and Russian technicians are examining the reasons for crash but grounding of the aircraft was withdrawn from 15 November.

The Assembly of which Northeastern state of India on 14 November 2014 adopted a motion against attacks on people from Northeast?

  • Mizoram
    The Mizoram Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution condemning racial attacks on people from the Northeast and expressed hope that such incidents do not take place again. The resolution was moved in the Assembly by Mizo National Front (MNF) MLA Lalruatkima who said that even 67 years after independence, people from the Northeast have been discriminated against because of the colour of skin, the built of body and even due to slant eyes.

The Islamic State (IS) group on 14 November 2014 ordered that the organisation start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency. What is the name given to this currency?

  • Islamic Dinar
    The plan to create its own currency is part of IS’ grandiose plan to restore the caliphate era that dominated the Middle East more than 1,300 years ago. It has already prepared its own flag, formed courts and ministries, issued passports and even license plates. IS is the violent Sunni jihadist group that has seized parts of Syria and Iraq and plans to take more areas in the Arabic region under its fold.


  • 1. Which of the following banks has recently introduced mobile banking service for its customers,
    to commemorate 50 years of its journey in the Indian financial sector?
    a) Union Bank of India
    b) IDBI Bank
    c) Kerala Grameena Bank
    d) Karur vysya Bank
    e) ICICI Bank
  • 2. Currency Swap is an instrument to manage?
    a) Interest rate risk
    b) Currency risk
    c) Currency and interest rate risk
    d) Cash inflows in different currencies
    e) All of the above
  • 3. The RBI widened infrastructure sector lending sub-category recently. Which of the following sectors qualify for infrastructure sector lending?
    a) Communication
    b) Water and sanitation
    c) Energy
    d) Transport
    e) All the above
  • 4. Expand the term IMPS.
    a) Immediate Mobile Payment Service
    b) Inter-Mobile Payment Service
    c) International Mobile Payment Service
    d) Instant Payment Service
    e) None of these
  • 5. Doha Bank , which has been sanctioned licence to start its operations in India, belongs to which
    of the following countries?
    a) Kuwait
    b) Iran
    c) Bahrain
    d) Qatar
  • 6. CAPART (Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology) is associated
    with which of the following?
    a) Energy Sector
    b) Rural Development
    c) Infrastructure
    d) Foreign Trade
    e) None of these 
  • 7. How many alphabets will be there in PAN CARD provided by Income Tax Department?
    a) Four
    b) Five
    c) Seven
    d) Three
    e) SIX
  • 8. Which of the following banks has recently approved 30 million US dollars loan to Assam which
    will help it in its drive to eliminate power sector inefficiencies that are hurting its consumers, its
    world-famous tea industry, and its environment?
    a) World Bank
    b) Asian Development Bank
    c) Yes Bank
    d) Indian Bank
    e) All of the above
  • 9. Under provisions of which one of the following Acts, the RBI issues directives to the Banks in
    a) Banking Regulation Act
    b) Essential Commodities Act
    c) RBI Regulation Act
    d) RBI and Banking Regulation Act
    e) None of these
  • 10. Which of the following companies will be provided equity investment of 50 million US dollars by The Asian Development Bank ?
    a) Tata Power
    b) NTPC
    c) ReNew Power Ventures Private Limited
    d) NHPC
    e) None of these
  • 11. Which of the following can be obtained only from a bank?
    a) Demand draft
    b) Postal Stamps
    c) Judicial Stamp Papers
    d) Birth Certificates
    e) All of these
  • 12. SBI has launched six digital branches across the country as part of its programme to offer next
    generation banking solutions. What is the name given to these digital branches?
    a) SBI Digital
    b) SBI Intouch
    c) SBI Tech
    d) Digi SBI
    e) None of these
  • 13. C Rangarajan Committee has recently submitted its report on which of the following matters?
    a) Sanitation
    b) Food
    c) Poverty
    d) Education
    e) All of these
  • 14. Which among the following committee is set up for giving clear definitions to FDI and FII with
    an aim to remove ambiguity over the two types of foreign investments?
    a) Gopinath committee
    b) Subir Gokarn committee
    c) Arvind Mayaram committee
    d) Sushma Nath committee
    e) None of these
  • 15. The erstwhile UTI Bank is presently known as:
    a) ING Vaisya Bank
    b) Yes Bank
    c) Indus Ind Bank
    d) Axis Bank
    e) IDBI
  • 16. The abbreviation UIDAI stands for
    a) Unique Identification Division of All India
    b) Unique Identification Department of Ancient India
    c) Unique Identity Division of Ancient India
    d) Unique Identification Authority of India
    e) None of these
  • 17. Ms.Christine Lagarde is holding which of the following positions at present?
    a) Chief of Asian Development Bank
    b) Chief of International Monetary Fund
    c) Chancellor of Germany
    d) Chief of Morgan Stanley
    e) Chief of World Bank
  • 18. It is mandatory to quote the following identification number on all large value financial transactions.
    a) PAN number
    b) Voter ID
    c) PIN
    d) Ration Card Number
    e) Phone Number
  • 19. Which of the following is NOT a Banking or Finance Company?
    a) Barclay
    b) Luftansa
    c) BNP Paribas
    d) American Express
    e) HSBC
  • 20. Which of the following is the part of the name of a Public Sector Bank in India?
    a) Jindal
    b) Gokhale
    c) Jaipuria
    d) Tata
    e) Dena
    1) b; 2) d; 3) e; 4) a; 5) d; 6) b; 7) e; 8) b; 9) a; 10) c;
    11) a; 12) b; 13) c; 14) c; 15) d; 16) d; 17) b; 18) a; 19 b 20) e;

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Current Affairs - 15 November 2014

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Modified DBTL scheme launched

  • For the benefit of lakhs of households, the Central government has launched a modified Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) scheme in 54 districts in 11 states including all in Kerala starting November 15, 2014 whereby LPG consumers who have not yet availed the benefit will be able to get cash subsidy amount transferred into their accounts to buy Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders at market price.
    Every time they book a cylinder the government will transfer Rs 568 to the customers’ bank account so that the money would be there in the account before gas reaches their homes. Each household is entitled to get 12 subsidized cylinders a year. So those who have already exhausted the quota will not be get any subsidy this year.
    This scheme will be implemented in the rest of India on January 1, 2015. Post implementation of this scheme India’s LPG subsidy burden of Rs 48,000 crore is expected to come down by 15 per cent.

India’s UN resolution on Yoga

  • In an overwhelming response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for commemorating an International Day of Yoga, about 130 countries have joined as co-sponsors to an India-led U.N. General Assembly resolution recognising yoga’s benefits.
    The draft resolution for an ‘International Day of Yoga’ was prepared by India and informal consultations were convened last month by the Indian mission in the U.N. General Assembly where views on the topic were expressed by other delegations.
    The draft resolution, known as the ‘L Document,’ was finalised with 130 countries co-sponsoring it, an all-time record for a resolution of such kind. The draft resolution, expected to come up for adoption in the General Assembly on December 10, would recognise that.

Warmest oceans ever recorded

  • "This summer has seen the highest global mean sea surface temperatures ever recorded since their systematic measuring started. Temperatures even exceed those of the record-breaking 1998 El Niño year," says Axel Timmermann, climate scientist and professor, studying variability of the global climate system at the International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
    From 2000-2013 the global ocean surface temperature rise paused, in spite of increasing greenhouse gas concentrations. This period, referred to as the Global Warming Hiatus, raised a lot of public and scientific interest. However, as of April 2014 ocean warming has picked up speed again, according to Timmermann's analysis of ocean temperature datasets. 
    "The 2014 global ocean warming is mostly due to the North Pacific, which has warmed far beyond any recorded value (Figure 1a) and has shifted hurricane tracks, weakened trade winds, and produced coral bleaching in the Hawaiian Islands," explains Timmermann. 

Prithvi-II successfully test-fired

  • India on Friday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, from a test range at Chandipur as part of a user trial by Army.
    Defence sources said the state-of-the-art missile, which is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads, was test-fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of Integrated Test Range at about 10.40 hrs.
    It is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines and uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory. Describing the trial as "fully successful," ITR director M V K V Prasad told PTI that the test was conducted by Strategic Force Command.
    The sophisticated missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the entire launch activities were carried out by SFC and monitored by scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of training exercise, defence sources said.
    "The missile trajectory was tracked by DRDO radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations located along the coast of Odisha.

Milky Way black hole producing mysterious particles

  • The giant black hole at the centre of the Milky Way may be producing the mysterious high-energy neutrinos, NASA scientists have found.
    If confirmed, this would be the first time that scientists have traced neutrinos back to a black hole.
    Neutrinos are tiny particles that carry no charge and interact very weakly with electrons and protons.
    Unlike light or charged particles, neutrinos can emerge from deep within their cosmic sources and travel across the universe without being absorbed by intervening matter or, in the case of charged particles, deflected by magnetic fields.
    The Earth is constantly bombarded with neutrinos from the sun. However, neutrinos from beyond the solar system can be millions or billions of times more energetic.

India and Myanmar hold meeting on cross-border issues

  • The Border Liaison officers from India and Myanmar held a meeting at Nanyon in Myanmar over various cross-border issues, an official statement said on Friday.
    The Indian team led by Chanchal Yadav, Deputy Commissioner, Changlang district met with the Myanmarese delegates led by Ru San Kuye, Chairman, Naga Self Administered Zone, Lahe at the 2nd BLO meeting yesterday, the statement said.
    The delegates agreed to share real time intelligence on activities of insurgents, arms smugglers, drug traffickers and poachers as well as increase co-operation between the law enforcement agencies of both the countries at the district level along the international border.

Malnutrition due to lack of awareness: World Bank

  • India’s woes with malnutrition is little to do with poverty or food insecurity, but is exasperated by inadequacies in child care, feeding information and awareness, the latest World Bank report has said.
    “Appropriate infant and young child feeding practices even in the highest wealth quintile are extremely poor. Effective interventions, which cover the three critical determinants, when provided at scale during the first 1,000 days of life, can reduce stunting and improve under-nutrition significantly,” said Onno Ruhl, World Bank Country Director in India while releasing the Nutrition in India report on Thursday.  
    The report says stunting in children from households in middle and upper wealth quintiles is also quite high – about 50 and 25 per cent respectively.

Sundarban National Park under significant threat: IUCN

  • LONDON: Bengal's Sundarban National Park has now been declared as "facing significant threat" due to a failed conservation system. 
     Some of India's iconic natural wonders — Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Kaziranga National Park and the Western Ghats too were declared to be of "significant concern" after the first ever analysis of all 228 natural world heritage sites across the world. 
     The red flag has also been raised for some global iconic sites like Machu Picchu in Peru and Tanzania's Serengeti by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) on Thursday. 
     More than a third of the planet's natural world heritage sites face significant threats such as invasive species, logging and poaching besides climate change. 
     Sundarbans national park in India, home to an endangered population of tigers was shown to be the worst affected by all the above threats. 

Philae successfully plants thermometer on comet

  • The European Space Agency (ESA) said its Philae lander is doing well and has succeeded in planting a thermometer in the comet where it touched down this week. 
    The agency said on Friday that scientists have received a steady stream of data from the lander, which on Wednesday became the first spacecraft to touch down on a comet. However, their job is complicated by the fact that Philae landed next to a cliff that is blocking sunlight from its solar panels. 
    Planting a thermometer in the surface was Philae’s first so-called “mechanical operation” but ESA said it will hold off on any more for now. The lander’s primary battery only has power for another day or so and scientists are contemplating realigning it so that the solar panels can charge the craft.

World Bank warns of calamity if Ebola lessons ignored

  • BRISBANE: Millions of lives could be lost in a global pandemic if the international community repeats its tardy response to West Africa's Ebola outbreak, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim warned on Friday. 
    Kim called for the establishment of a multi-billion dollar contingency fund to ensure relief efforts mobilise immediately when an infection threat such as Ebola or a rogue influenza strain emerges. 
    Such outbreaks were not only human tragedies but also threatened to destabilise the world economy, the Korean said at the G20 summit in Brisbane, where he is promoting his proposal to leaders of the world's most powerful economies. 
    "It would require something like a global health corps - people from all over the world who'd be ready to respond at a moment's notice - (and) a fund that would disperse millions, and indeed billions, of dollars if necessary," he told reporters. 
    Kim said the world was slow to react to the worst Ebola outbreak on record, which has killed some 5,000 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. 


  • 1.    Which of the following are true:
        1.    According to new National Child Policy, a child is anyone who is less than 18 years of age.
        2.    The framework is in line with the UN Child Rights Convenstion
        3.    India ratified the convention in the year 1992.
        (a)    All are correct    (b)    Only 1
        (c)    Both 1 & 2    (d)    None
  • 2.    With respect to Nirbhay cruise missile, identify the correct one:
        1.    It is the Indian adaptation of patriot Missile.
        2.    It is a super-sonic missile.
        3.    The range of the missile is 1000-2000 km.
        (a)    1 and 2    (b)    All
        (c)    Only 3    (d)    2 and 3
  • 3.    Consider the following:
        1.    The subsidized rate for wheat and rice under Antyodaya Anna Yojana is Rs. 2 and Rs. 3 for rice and wheat respectively.
        2.    The identification of Antyodaya families is to be done by State Government.
        3.    The scale of issue is increased from 25 kgs. per family per month to 35 kgs. for family per months.
        The incorrect are:
        (a)    None    (b)    Only 1
        (c)    1 and 2    (d)    All
  • 4.    Consider the following statements:
        1.    National Urban Livelihood Mission is under the administrative control of Ministry of Housing and urban Poverty Alleviation.
        2.    The Mission has components like skill training, entrepreneurship Development etc.
        The correct are:
        (a)    Both 1 and 2    (b)    Only 2
        (c)    Only 1    (d)    None
  • 5.    Match the following:
        1.    Giorgio Napolitano    A.    Former Diplomat
        2.    K Natwar Singh    B.    Telgu Writer
        3.    Dr. Ravuri Bharadwaja    C.    President ADB
        4.    Takehiko Nakao    D.    Italin President
        (a)    1D, 2A, 3B, 4C
        (b)    1A, 2B, 3C, 4D
        (c)    1C, 2B, 3A, 4D
        (d)    1B, 2D, 3C, 4A
  • 6.    Which of the following are true:
        1.    K. Kasturirangan Committee was setup to study the recommendations of Western Ghats Ecology Expert Group.
        2.    According to Kasturirangan report only 37% of total area is ecologically sensitive.
        3.    Western Ghats are spread in 7 states.
        (a)    All    (b)    Only 3
        (c)    Only 1    (d)    1 and 2
  • 7.    Civil Service Day is observed on:
        (a)    20 April    (b)    22 April
        (c)    21 April    (d)    23 April
  • 8.    Consider the following statements:
        1.    33% of world's poorest live in India.
        2.    Sub-Saharan Africa is the only region where number of Poor has risen steadily.
        The incorrect are:
        (a)    Both    (b)    None
        (c)    Only 1    (d)    Only 2
  • 9.    Nitaqat Policy is introduced by:
        (a)    Saudi Arabia
        (b)    UAE
        (c)    Qatar
        (d)    Kuwait
  • 10.    "Orbital Noatis Ark' is:
        (a)    A USA base sea expedition.
        (b)    A Russian Bio-satellite
        (c)    A new space shuttle.
        (d)    New expedition to Mars.
  • Answers
    1 a, 2 c, 3 b, 4 a, 5 a, 6 d, 7 c, 8 b, 9 a, 10 b

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