Tuesday, August 7, 2012

TOP-50 LATEST CURRENT AFFAIRS MCQs FOR ALL APPSC EXAMS


1.  The limit of overseas investment in government bonds/securities has been raised
     from $15 billion to _________.

     a) $20 billion
     b) $25 billion
     c) $30 billion
     d) $35 billion
     e) None of the above


2.  According to “World Investment Report 2012″, the total FDI inflow in India in 2011 stood at              ________.
     a) $67 billion
     b) $87 billion
     c) $52 billion
     d) $78 billion
     e) None of the above

3.  According to The Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012, India ranks at ____.
     a) 42nd
     b) 36th
     c) 56th
     d) 53rd
     e) 62nd

4.  Which country tops the overall rankings in The Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012?
     a) Sweden
     b) Singapore
     c) Netherland
     d) Switzerland
     e) None of the above

5. The World Bank Group have entered into an agreement with which among the following industrial bodies to establish the India Wildlife Business Council (IWBC)
     to promote tiger and biodiversity conservation for sustainable development?
     a) Industrial Development Bank of India
     b) Indian Industries Association
     c) Confederation of Indian Industry
     d) The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India
     e) None of the above



6.  The country’s first indigenously designed microwave imaging satellite, Radar
      Imaging Satellite  (RISAT-1) was launched by Indian Space Research Organisation
      on April 26, 2012. Which of the following statments about RISAT-1 is/are correct?
      1. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV C-19 was used to launch RISAT-1.
      2. It has cloud penetrating capability and can imaging even without sunlight.
      3. The RISAT-1 is an advanced C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellite
           working in 5.35 Giga Hertz frequency.
      4. It was launched from Sriharikota located in Rajasthan.
      a) 1 and 2 only
      b) 2 and 3 only
      c) 1, 2and 3 only
      d) 1, 3 and 4 only
      e) All 1, 2, 3 and 4

7.  Who among the following has been appointed as chairman of Expert Committee
     on GAAR for examining issues on General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR)?
     a) Sudhir Gupta
     b) C. Rangarajan
     c) N. Rangachary
     d) Parthasarathi Shome
     e) None of the above

8.  Which of the followings scheme(s) is/are launched by Ministry of Panchayati Raj
     (MoPR)?
      1. Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF)
      2. Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Yojana (RGSY)
      3. Panchayat Mahila Evam Yuva Shakti Abhiyan (PMEYSA)
    a) Only 1     a) Only 2     a) Only 3     a) 2 and 3 only     a) All 1, 2 and 3

9.  Name the person who took oath as the 25th Prime Minister of Pakistan recently?
     a) Yusuf Raza Gilani
     b) Makhdoom Shahbuddin
     c) Hina Rabbani Khar
     d) Raja Pervaiz Ashraf
     e) None of the above

10. Which country became a major non-NATO ally of the United States recently?
      a) Japan
      b) Israel
      c) Pakistan
      d) Newzeland
      e) Afghanistan

11. Jim Yong Kim who assumed the World Bank presidency recently, is the _____
      president of the World Bank Group.
      a) 12th
      b) 13th
      c) 14th
      d) 15th
      e) None of the above

12. A highly controversial book ‘Beyond the Lines’ is an autobiography written by
      a) Aravind Adiga
      b) Salman Rushdie
      c) Kuldip Nayyar
      d) Khushwant Singh
      e) Taslima Nasreen

13. Which of the followings recommendations were made by National Commission for
      Women (NCW) in concern to the proposed amendments to the Dowry Prohibition
      Act, 1961?
      1. Amendment to definition of Dowry
      2. Provision for registration of lists of gifts received at the time of marriage.
      3. Penalties for non-maintenance of lists of gifts received at the time of the marriage.
      4. Protection officers appointed under the Protection of Women from Domestic
          Violence Act, 2005 to carry out the duties of the Dowry Prohibition Officers.
      a) 1, 2 and 3 only
      b) 2, 3 and 4 only
      c) 1, 2 and 4 only
      d) 1, 3 and 4 only
      e) All 1, 2, 3 and 4

14. An e-TDS return should be filed under ________ of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
      a) Section 206
      b) Section 205
      c) Section 208
      d) Section 192
      e) None of the above

15. The e-TDS prepared by the deductor has to be submitted at
      a) TIN Facilitation Centres
      b) TAN Facilitation Centres
      c) PIN Facilitation Centres
      d) PAN Facilitation Centres
      e) None of the above

16. Which is the largest stock exchange in the world by dollar volume/market value?
      a) Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)
      b) London Stock Exchange (LSE)
      c) New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
      d) Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE)
      e) None of the above

17. FBI’s two-year investigation project called “Operation Ghost Click” was aimed
      to uncovered a network of
      a) Rogue DNS Servers
      b) Rogue FTP Servers
      c) Rogue Proxy Servers
      d) Rogue HTTP Servers
      e) None of the above

18. Internet’s phone book is :
      a) ISP
      b) FTP
      c) TCP
      d) DNS
      e) Gopher

19. A collection of infected computers under the control of one or more attackers is:
      a) Bolnet
      b) Botnet
      c) Spybot
      d) Intranet
      e) Web spider

20. Which country ranks at the top in Bt.Cotton cultivation (Area wise)?
      a) USA
      b) Britain
      c) Russia
      d) China
      e) India

21. According to the ILO, a worker under the following age is a child labourer:
      a) 14 years
      b) 15 years
      c) 16 years
      d) 17 years
      e) None of the above

22. The largest share (nearly 60 percent) of child labourers is found in
      a) Mining Sector
      b) Service sector
      c) Industrial sector
      d) Agricultural sector
      e) Construction and contracting sector

23. In which year, ILO establishes the International Programme on the Elimination of
      Child Labour (IPEC)?
      a) 1990
      b) 1991
      c) 1992
      d) 1994
      e) None of the above

24. Alan Isaac has recently been elected as new President of
      a) ICC
      b) WWF
      c) AITA
      d) FIFA
      e) FIDE

25. Which of the following terms is NOT associated with the game of Cricket?
      a) LBW
      b) DRS
      c) Duck
      d) Cow Corner
      e) None of above

26.  Which of the following banks removes minimum balance stipulations for Saving Bank
     accounts recently?

     a) SBI
     b) PNB
     c) OBC
     d) HDFC
     e) ICICI

27.  Which of the following statements correctly define the meaning of reverse repo rate?
     a) The rate at which apex bank RBI lends money to commercial banks.
     b) The rate at which the apex bank RBI borrows money from commercial banks.
     c) The amount of funds that the commercial banks have to keep with the RBI.
     d) The rate at which apex bank RBI allows finance to commercial banks.
     e) None of the above

28.  Which is the name of new air station opened by Indian Navy at Campbell bay recently,
      to keep an eagle eye on China’s strategic moves in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)?
     a) INS Baaz
     b) INS Eagle
     c) INS Garuda
     d) INS Prahar
     e) None of the above

29.  The government of India has decided to permit a citizen of Pakistan or any entity
     incorporated in Pakistan to make investments in India under government route.
     Pakistani citizens and companies will be allowed to invest in all sectors other than
     a) Space
     b) Defence
     c) Atomic Energy
     d) Both (a) & (c)
     e) All (a), (b) & (c)

30. According to the latest edition of Forbes magazine, which of the following oil and gas
      companies became the world’s most profitable company in 2011?

      a) ONGC
      b) Areva
      c) Aramco
      d) Gazprom
      e) ExxonMobil

31.  Which computing giant has recently posted its first ever loss since becoming a public
       company 26 years ago?
      a) IBM
      b) Apple
      c) Google
      d) Facebook
      e) Microsoft

32. Which city ranks at the top in India City Competitiveness Report-2012, compiled
      by the Institute for Competitiveness (IFC) recently?
      a) Delhi
      b) Mumbai
      c) Chennai
      d) Banglore
      e) Hyderabad

33. A Committee was constituted under the Chairmanship of Dr. Mihir Shah, Member,
      Planning Commission for suggesting revisions to

      a) SABLA Operational Guidelines
      b) MGNREGA Operational Guidelines
      c) JNNURM  Operational Guidelines
      d) Swavalamban Operational Guidelines
      e) None of the above

34. India’s first ever bio toilets developed by DRDO, has been launched in which of
      the following States?
     a) Bihar
     b) Kerala
     c) Gujarat
     d) Rajasthan
     e) Odisha

35. India’s largest industrial solar power plant became operational in
      a) Punjab
      b) Gujarat
      c) Rajasthan
      d) Maharashtra
      e) None of the above

36. The Andmans and Nicobars are separated by
      e) Coco Channels
      b) Great Channles
      c) Ten Degree Channles
      d) Duncan Passage
      e) None of the above

37. The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission was launched by the Indian
      government in
      a) 2008
      b) 2009
      c) 2010
      d) 2011
      e) None of the above

38. Shri Pranab Mukherjee took oath as India’s ________ president.
      a) 13th
      b) 14th
      c) 15th
      d) 16th
      e) None of the above

39. Who administers the oath of office to the president of India?
      a) Prime Minister
      b) Lok Sabha Speaker
      c) Chairman of Rajya Sabha
      d) Chief Justice of India
      e) None of the above

40. Who won the first gold medal of the 2012 London Olympic Games?
      a) Yu Dan
      b) Yi Siling
      c) Katrina Emmons
      d) Sylwia Bogacka
      e) None of the above

41. India’s flag- bearer at opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games was
      a) Sushil Kumar
      b) Gagan Narang
      c) Leander Paes
      d) Saina Nehwal
      e) None of the above

42. Google Fibre, an ultra-high speed internet service offers
      a) 10Mbps download and upload speeds
      b) 100Mbps download and upload speeds
      c) 500Mbps download and upload speeds
      d) 1Gbps download and upload speeds
      e) None of the above

43. The annual Amarnath yatra to Holy Amarnath Cave is organized every year by the
      a) Tamilnadu State Government
      b) Jammu & Kashmir State Government
      c) Maharashtra State Government
      d) Karanatka State Government
      e) None of the above

44. Amarnath Yatra is a pride for Hindu devotees who have faith in
      e) Lord Vishnu
      b) Lord Krishna
      c) Lord Shiva
      d) Lord Brahma
      e) None of the above

45. Which of the following statements is/are correct about ‘Amarnath yatra’?
      1. A person cannot take Amarnath Yatra without taking the permission from
         Government of India.
      2. A prior Amarnath Yatra registration is must.
      3. Helicopter can be used to go Amarnath Cave.
      a) Only 1  
       b) Only 2  
      c) Only 3  
      d) 1 and 2 Only  
       e) All 1, 2 and 3

46.  Which is the projected target of power generation for the Twelfth Five Year Plan?
     a) 72,864 MW
     b) 75,785 MW
     c) 78,385 MW
     d) 76,765 MW
     e) None of the above


47.  The Working Group on Power constituted by Planning Commission for formulation
     of the 12th Five Year Plan has estimated total fund requirement of __________ for
     the power sector during the 12th Plan.
     a) Rs.15,35,765 Crore
     b) Rs.12,42,543 Crore
     c) Rs.13,72,580 Crore
     d) Rs.18,64,382 Crore
     e) None of the above

48.  To what percent of the country’s population, the National Food Security Bill, 2011
     confers a legal right to cheaper food grains?
     a) 63.5 per cent
     b) 65.0 per cent
     c) 70.5 per cent
     d) 75.0 per cent
     e) None of the above

49.  The contribution by the IT sector in India’s GDP has increased from 6.4% in the
     year 2008 to _______in year 2012.

     a) 6.8%
     b) 7.2%
     c) 7.5%
     d) 8.2%
     e) None of the above

50.  In the first quarter review of monetary policy of FY 2012-13, RBI cut the statutory
     liquidity ratio (SLR) by a percentage point to ease the flow of credit to industry.
     Consider the follwoing statements about SLR:
     1. SLR is the amount of deposits banks park in government bonds/securities.
     2. The maximum limit of SLR has been reduced from 24% to 23%.
     3. SLR ensures that banks do not provide all the deposits as loan.
     Which of the above statements is/are correct?
     a) Only 1
     b) Only 2
     c) 1 and 2 only
     d) 1 and 3 only
     e) All 1, 2 and 3

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