1. The fifth edition of the World Future Energy Summit was held recently in—
(A) Abu Dhabi
(B) New Delhi
2. Planning Commission of India on January 18, 2012 approved Rudrasagar development scheme. The scheme is related—
3. The Board of Approval (BoA) under the Commerce Ministry on January 24, 2012 approved the proposal of this company to set up a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Indore in Madhya Pradesh. Identify the company—
(A) Reliance Industries
(B) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
(C) Hero Motors
4. Scientists identified a new gene in maize plants called—
(A) Meg 1
(B) Meg 2
(C) Meg 3
(D) Meg 4
5. Researchers discovered new earthworm species in Port Blair. What is the name of the new species ?
(A) Moniligaster ivaniosi
6. Scientists recently developed a new wireless device to detect the presence of termites. Consider the following statements:
1. When the new device detects the presence of termites, it sends an SMS or email to a pest control firm.
2. The device is made of a tiny sensor, even smaller than a fingernail.
Choose the right option :
(A) Both 1 and 2 are correct
(B) Only 1 is correct
(C) Only 2 is correct
(D) Neither 1 not 2 is correct
7. According to the draft sports policy of this State Government released on January 11, 2012, a special life-time achievement award, in memory of G.V. Raja, the Founder-President of the State Sports Council is to be instituted. Which State is being referred to ?
(C) Tamil Nadu
(D) Andhra Pradesh
8. Which team defeated Uttara-khand in the men's category to win the National title for the fourth time, in the 60th Senior National Volleyball Championship at Raipur on January 11, 2012 ?
(B) Andhra Pradesh
(C) West Bengal
(D) Tamil Nadu
9. Which team extended their hegemony by defeating Kerala 25-12, 25-14, 25-16 in a one sided final in the women's category at the 60th Senior National Volleyball Championship ?
10. This footballer was awarded the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or on January 9, 2012 in Zurich. He won the award for the third consecutive year for the world's outstanding footballer.
Identify the footballer.
(A) Cristiano Ronaldo
(C) Sergio Ramos
(D) Lionel Messi
11. State-run Northern Coalfields (NCL) agreed to surrender land required to mine two blocks attached to the Sasan ultra mega power plant to which of the following companies giving the company the benefit of over ? 6000 crore over the life of the venture ?
(A) Reliance Power
(B) Adani Power
(C) Birla Power Solutions
(D) DLF Power
12. Which car took home the crown of Indian Car of the Year 2012 in January 2012 ?
(A) Toyota Etios Liva
(B) Maruti Suzuki Swift
(C) Hyundai Verna
(D) Hyundai Eon
13. As per the Wholesale Price Index, published by the government on January 16, 2012. Reduced food prices caused the inflation to dip to a year low at what per cent in December 2011?
14. Maldives authorities allowed Male International Airport operator to collect airport development and insurance charges from passengers, nearly a month after a local court barred the Bangalore-based company from doing so. Name the operator.
(A) GMR Infrastructure
(B) International Air Transport Association (LATA)
15. Which French construction major entered the Indian market by buying out 100 per cent stake in NAPC, a Chennai-based construction company ?
(A) Sinopec Engineering
16. India signed MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) on tourism with ASEAN on January 12, 2012. The agreement took place in—
17. Pravasi Bhartiya Divas-2012 was held in Jaipur. Jaipur is the capital of which one of the following states ?
18. India and Japan on January 12, 2012 agreed to enhance their cooperation in the.........sector.
(C) Road and Transport
(D) Coal and Mining
19. He was conferred the first S. K. Singh Award for excellence in the Indian Foreign Service on January 6, 2012. Identify the diplomat.
(A) Ranjan Mathai
(B) Shivshankar Menon
(C) D. Bala Venkatesh Verma
20. Name the auto making company which launched three new variants of the Eon-D—Lite plus, Era plus and Magna plus in the Indian market in January 2012.
(A) Tata Motors
(B) Hyundai Motor India
(D) Maruti Suzuki
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