Monday, April 16, 2012


1. Which of the following states has launched the Indira Bal Swasthya Yojana (IBSY) to provide free treatment to all children?
a. Gujarat  
b. Rajasthan
c. Haryana  
d. Karnataka
2. The current headquarters of  The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is located in which of the following cities?
a. Mumbai
b. Bengaluru
c. Dehradun  
d. New Delhi
3. Nirbasan is a book written by which of the following writers? 
a. Taslima Nasreen
b. Salman Rushdie
c. Begum Rokeya 
d. Selina Hossain
4. Which of the following States will host an international children film festival in association with CFSI in April 2012?
a. Goa 
b. Maharashtra
c. Odisha 
d. New Delhi
5. Which of the following states has successfully used mobile phone technology to provide timely healthcare to pregnant women and infants?
a. Gujarat   
b. Karnataka
c. Andhra Pradesh 
d. Haryana
6. Vizhinjam International Seaport is located in which state?
a. Kerala
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Gujarat
7. The KK Birla Foundation has awarded the 21st Bihari Puraskar 2011 to Arjundeo Charan for his Rajasthani poetry collection:
a. Anta Ke Sanshaya
b. Ghar Tau Ek Nam Hai  Bhrosai Rau
c. Jagah Jaisi Jagah  
d. Utsav Ka Nirmam Samai
8. An international Congress on ‘Modern Concepts in Canine Health and Diseases of Human Concern’ was held in which of the following districts of Rajasthan from 9 to 11 February 2012?
a. Bikaner
b. Jaipur
c. Jhalawar
d. Jodhpur
9. The Union Ministry of Health & Family has launched a music video, Life Se Panga Mat Le Yaar, sung by Shaan. Shaan has been appointed India's: 
a. Population control  ambassador
b. AIDS control ambassador 
c. Cancer control  ambassador  
d. Tobacco control  ambassador
10. Who is the coach of the Indian women's hockey team? 
a. Sandeep Somesh
b. Mir Ranjan Negi
c. CR Kumar
d. Khalid Modi
11. The National Anti Doping Appeal Panel (NADAP) is headed by: 
a. DM Dharmadhikari 
b. PN Bhagwati
c. KT Thomas  
d. CK Mahajan
12 Who among the following is the current chairman of Prime Minister's Scientific Advisory Council?
a. CNR Rao  
b. Vikash Sinha
c. R Chidambaram  
d. R Narasimha
13. Russia will hand over the refurbished aircraft carrier, Admiral Gorshkov, to India before the end of 2012. Which of the following shipyards had built Admiral Gorshkov?
a.  Sevmash Shipyard  
b.  Hotchya Shipyard
c.  Samussky Ship Building
d.  Zvezda Shipyard
14. The Solicitor General for India is subordinate to the Attorney General of India. Who among the following is the current Solicitor-General?
a. Gopal Subramaniam  
b. Rohinton Nariman
c. GE Vahanvati
d. Harish Salve
15. In which of the following states are houses - with all facilities, including toilets, drainage, and road connectivity - being provided to displaced families under the Asare scheme?
a.  Andhra Pradesh  
b.  Karnataka
c.  Bihar   
d.  Odisha
16. Who among the following is the current President of the ATP Players' Council?
a.  Rafael Nadal  
b.  Roger Federer
c.  Brad Drewett  
d.  Ivan Ljubicic
17. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA. has given its final approval to the London-based mining group Vedanta Resources Plc's acquisition of a majority stake in Cairn India Limited for $8.48 billion. Who is the head of the CCEA? 
a. Manmohan Singh  
b. Kapil Sibbal
c.  Pranab Mukherjee  
d. Abhishek Manu Singhvi
18. Which of the following states has launched the Atal Bijli Bachat Yojna to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by distributing free four CFL bulbs to every household?
a.  Himachal Pradesh
b.  Madhya Pradesh
c.  Gujarat   
d.  Karnataka
19. Which state has become the first to set up a special commando unit for protecting tigers from poachers and hunters?
a.  Karnataka   
b.  Tamil Nadu
c.  Madhya Pradesh  
d.  Chhattisgarh
20. The National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) is India's largest iron ore producer and exporter. Who is the current Chairman-cumManaging Director of NMDC?
a.  Rana Som   
b.  NK Nanda
c.  S Thiagarajan  
d.  Subimal Bose
21. The India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) is the nodal agency of the Government of India for promoting external trade. Who among the following is the current C h a i r m a n - c u m - M a n a g i n g Director of ITPO?
a. Neeraj Kumar Gupta  
b.  Rita Menon
c.   AK Khanna   
d.  Sunil Kumar Sharma
22. The Kiran-Mk 2 is a/an:
a.  Indian Air Force (IAF)  aircraft 
b.  Scheme for adolescent  girls launched by  Andhra Pradesh
c.  Scheme for pregnant  women launched by  West Bengal
d.  Satellite dedicated to  Kalpana Chawla - to  be launched by ISRO 
23. Kobelco Cranes India Pvt Ltd (KCI), a part of Kobelco Cranes Company Limited (KCL) has commenced production at its hydraulic crane manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh. KCL originally belongs to which country?
a.  Japan  
b.  Germany
c.  South Korea 
d.  Sweden
24.  The GD Birla award is given each year to scientists who have contributed towards scientific research. Who among the following has won the GD Birla Award - 2011 for his contributions to the field of biochemistry?
a.  Santanu Bhattacharya  
b.  Tapas Kumar Kundu
c.  Nilesh Kumar    
d.  Manindra Agrawal 
25.  Who among the following authors has written the book Feeding the Forgotten Poor?
a. William D Dar   
b. Jagdish Bhagwati
c. Kuldip Nayyar   
d. Amartya Sen
26. Who among the following authors is the current President of Maldives?
a.  Mohammed Nasheed  
b. Waheed Hassan
c.  Ahmed Shihan   
d.  Abdullah Fairoosh
27. Which social activist refused to accept the Karnataka government's Basava Puruskar 2010 on grounds of “disagreement with certain state policies and inability of the government to deal with the mining scam and other scandals”?
a.  Medha Patkar  
b.  Anna Hazare
c.  Kiran Bedi   
d.  Aruna Roy
28. US President Barack Obama recently issued an executive order blocking the property of which of the following country's governments and its financial institutions in America?
a.  North Korea  
b.  Iran
c.  Syria    
d.  Cuba
29. The Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture and was established on 16 July 1929. Where are the ICAR’s headquarters located? 
a.  Pantnagar    
b.  Puducherry
c.  New Delhi   
d.  Bhopal
30. Which New Delhi-based NGO has been awarded the “Best Institution for Child Development and Welfare” honour by the Union Minister of Women & Child Development, Krishna Tirath, recently?
a.  Ank    
b.  Uday
c.  Deepalaya   
d.  Tamana
31. The 14th Youth National Volleyball Championships were held in which of the following cities, from 7 to 13 February 2012?
a.  Hyderabad   
b.  New Delhi
c.  Kolkata   
d.  Pune
32. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is responsible for proper planning and coordinated development of the technical education and management education system in India. Who is the Chairman of the AICTE?
a.  SS Mantha  
b.  Ram Avtar Yadav
c.  Rabinder Randhawa 
d.  H C Rai 
33. Kaiga power plant is a nuclear power generating station situated at Kaiga near the river Kali. Which state is it located in? 
a.  Karnataka   
b.  Tamil Nadu
c.  Maharashtra  
d.  Gujarat
34.  Kalakkad - Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR) is located in which of the following states? 
a.  Kerala   
b.  Andhra Pradesh
c.  Tamil Nadu   
d.  Karnataka

1. (a) Haryana
2. (d) New Delhi
3. (a) Taslima Nasreen
4. (c) Odisha
5. (b) Karnataka
6. (a) Kerala
7. (b) Ghar Tau Ek Nam Hai Bhrosai Rau
8. (a) Bikaner
9. (d) Tobacco control ambassador
10. (c) CR Kumar
11. (d) CK Mahajan
12. (a) CNR Rao
13. (a) Sevmash Shipyard
14. (b) Rohinton Nariman
15. (b) Karnataka
16. (b) Roger Federer
17. (a) Manmohan Singh
18. (a) Himachal Pradesh
19. (a) Karnataka
20. (b) NK Nanda
21. (b) Rita Menon
22. (a) IAF aircra
23. (a) Japan
24. (b) Tapas Kumar Kundu
25. (a) William D. Dar
26. (b) Waheed Hassan
27. (a) Medha Patkar
28. (b) Iran
29. (c) New Delhi
30. (d) Tamana
31. (c) Kolkata
32. (a) SS Mantha
33. (a) Karnataka
34. (c) Tamil Nadu

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