The commonwealth Group previously known as British Commonwealth is an organization of 54 sovereign states. All these countries except two ( Mozambique and Rwanda) were formerly part of British Empire.
Headquarters of Commonwealth Group is at London.
Head of Commonwealth Group is Queen Elizabeth II.
Secretary-general of Commonwealth Group is Kamalesh Sharma.
Chairperson-in-office of Commonwealth is Kamla Prasad.
First Commonwealth games were held in 1930.
The Flag of Commonwealth consists of the symbol of Commonwealth Secretariat, represented by a gold globe surrounded by rays on a dark blue field and was officially adopted in 1976.
Some Facts related to 2010 Commonwealth Games:
XIX Commonwealth games were held in new Delhi in October 2010. A total of 6081 athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations and dependencies competed in 21 sports and 272 events.
The mascot of the games was “SHERA”.
It was the largest multi-sport international event to be held in India after 1951 and 1982 Asian games.
The opening and closing ceremonies of the event was held at the jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. It was for the first time that commonwealth games were held in India and second time in Asia after 1998 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 1998.
The official song of the games was “Jiyo Utho Badho Jeeto” composed by A.R.Rahman.
All member nations of Commonwealth Group participated in these games except Fiji (which is suspended from the Commonwealth) and Tokelau (which did not send a team).
Australia topped the tally with 74 Golds and total of 177 medals. While India put up a strong display with 38 Gold medals and ended in second position. While England ended in 3rd position with 37 Gold medals.
President of Commonwealth Games federation is Mike Fenell.
The Queen’s Baton relay began when the baton, left Buckingham Palace London on 29th October 2009 and reached New Delhi at opening ceremony of 2010 Games. The Queen’s baton relay contains Queen Elizabeth’s message to all participating athletes in games.
The baton was designed by Michael Foley.
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Pratibha Patil, president of India officially declared the games open.
Chief Guests of Opening Ceremonies were a) Mohamed Nasheed, President of Maldives
b) Marcus Stephen, President of Nauru
c) and Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Kabaddi was a demonstration sport at games.
Organizers had removed triathlon and basketball from the games.
The games closed on 14th October 2010 and commonwealth games flag was handed over to the representatives of Glasgow, Scotland where the 2014 XX Commonwealth games will be held.
Winner of Oscar Awards 2010
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock (The Blind side)
Best Actor in a supporting Role: Christopher Waltz(Inglorious Basterds)
Best Actress in a supporting Role: MoNique (Precious).
Best Animated feature file: UP
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow (Hurt-locker).
Best Foreign Language Film: The Secret in their Eyes (from Argentina).
Best Music (original score): Michael Giachhino (UP)
Best Movie: Hurt Locker
Best Short film animated: Logorama
Best Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert stromberg (for Avatar).
Best Cinematography: Mauro Fiore (for Avatar).
India’s movie sent to Oscars 2010 in Best Foreign Film Category: Harishchandrachi Factory(Marathi).
General Knowledge & Current Affairs
1. The previous secretary – general of United Nations belonged to which country?
a) S. Korea b) India c) Egypt d) Ghana
2. Who among the following is the winner of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2005?
a) Rahul Dravid b) Anju Bobby George
c) Pankaj Advani d) Jeev Milkha Singh
3. Who among the following is the author of the book “Sacred Games”?
a) Vikram Chandra b) Vikram Seth
c) Salman Rushdie d) Arundhati Roy
4. Who is the first golf player from India to be ranked in World top 50 gold players?
a) Jyoti Randhawa b) Shiv Kapur
c) Arjun Atwal d) Jeev Milkha Singh
5. Who is the chairman of the National knowledge commission?
a) Sam Pitroda b) Arjun Singh
c) Manmohan Singh d) Montek Singh
6. For which book has Kiran Desai been awarded the Booker Prize for the year 2006?
a) Sacred Games b) Inheritance of Loss
c) Shalimar d) Equal Music
7. Which of the following countries has been admitted as the newest (192nd) member of the United Nations?
a) Cameroon b) Montenegro c) Switzerland d) Malawi
8. Who among the following is the chairman of State Bank of India?
a) A.K. Puri b) A.K. Purwar c) O.P. Bhatt d) Y.V. Reddy
9. Who won the Oscars for the “Best Actor” in 2010?
a) Jeff Bridges b) George Clooney
c) Jeremy Renner d) Morgan Freeman
10. Which of these layers is farthest from the earth’s surface?
a) Exosphere b) Thermosphere c) Troposphere d) Mesosphere
11. Which of these atmospheric layers is nearest to the earth’s surface?
a) Stratosphere b) Mesosphere c) Troposphere d) Exosphere.
12. Which of the following vitamins is helpful for coagulation of blood?
a) C b) D c) E d) K
13. The reaction which converts sugar solution into alcohol is an example of
a) Saponification b) Hydrolysis c) Fermentation d) Hydrogenation
14. The working of a rocket is based on the principle of
a) Electricity b) Kepler’s law c) Newton’s d) Conservation of Momentum
15. Which of the following chemicals is useful in photography?
a) Silver bromide b) Sodium Chloride
c) Aluminum Hydroxide d) Potassium Nitrate
16. A transistor is most likely to be found in a
a) fuse b) fluorescent lamp c) hearing aid d) wrist watch
17. The buoyancy depends on
a) the shape of the body b) the mass of the body
c) the mass of the liquid displaced d) the depth to which the body is immersed
18. The unit of currency used in Germany is
a) Peso b) Dollar c) Euro d) Yen
19. The largest producer of coal in the world is
a) Russia b) Canada c) UK d) USA
20. All of the following are subsidiaries of the State Bank of India, except.
a) Central Bank of India b) State Bank of Patiala
c) State Bank of Hyderabad d) State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur
21. Public Sector consists of those enterprises in which the state owns.
a) 50% of the capital b) 66% of the capital c) 85% of the capital d) 100% of the capital
22. When did the Reserve Bank of India become a state owned institution?
a) 1943 b) 1947 c) 1949 d) 1952
23. The first sermon of Gautama Buddha was called the
a) Turning of the Wheel of Law
b) Salvation through Meditation
c) Asceticism was not the path to salvation
d) God was not essential to the Universe
24. Who was the Nawab of Bengal at the time of the Battle of Plassey?
a) Mir Jafar b) Mir Jumla c) Mir Qasim d) Siraj-ud-daula
25. Who amongst the following was the guardian and Regent of Akbar when he succeeded to the dominion of his father?
a) Bairam Khan b) Asad Khan c) Adam Khan d) Asaf Khan
26. The Mughal emperor who gave permission to the British to establish their trading centre at Surat was
a) Humayun b) Babur c) Jahangir d) Akbar
27. Who was the first Indian to become a member of the British Parliament?
a) M. Malabari b) Dadabhai Naoroji
c) W.C. Bannerjee d) D.N. Wacha
28. Where did Mahatma Gandhi first try the Weapon of Satyagraha?
a) Champaran b) Bardoli c) Dandi d) South Africa
29. Who started the Doctrine of Lapse?
a) Lord Dollhouse b) Lord Curzon c) Lord Hastings d) Lord Wellesley
30. Mahatma Gandhi was first referred to as the Father of the Nation by
a) Vallabhai Patel b) C. Rajagopalachari
c) Subhash Chandra Bose d) Jawahar Lal Nehru
31. The first session of the Indian National Congress was held under the presidentship of
a) A.O. Hume b) Budruddin Tyabji
c) Dadabhai Naoroji d) W.C. Bannerjee
32. Which of the following rivers remains in India throughout its journey from its source to the point of merger with another river?
a) Beas b) Chenab c) Jhelum d) Ravi
33. High Velds are the temperate grasslands of
a) South Australia b) Asia
c) South America d) Africa
34. The minor planets revolving between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars are called
a) Navas b) Asteroids c) Comets d) Meteors
35. All of the following caves are located in Maharashtra, except.
a) Ajanta Caves b) Elephanta Caves c) Amarnath Caves d) Ellora Caves
36. USP (Unique Selling Proposition) is a well known marketing term. Who coined it?
a) Philip Kotler b) Rosser Reeves
c) K.K. Birla d) Michael Porter
37. Which one of the following companies has started a rural marketing network called ‘e-chaupals’?
a) ITC b) Dabur c) Procter & Gamble d) Hindustan Lever
38. Which one of the following airports in India is the first to be owned by a public limited company?
a) Dabolim Airport, Goa b) Cochin Airport
c) Hyderabad Airport d) Bangalore Airport
39. Real juices are products of which company?
a) Nestle b) Dabur c) ITC d) None of these
40. Apple Computers Inc. was started by which of the following entrepreneurs?
a) Jack Welsch b) Bill Gates c) Warren Buffett d) Steve Jobs
41. The state which produces maximum quantity of gold in India is
a) Karnataka b) Punjab c) M.P. d) Gujrat
42. The earlier name of the WTO was
a) UNCTAD b ) GATT c) OECD d) UNIDO
43. Where is Davos – the venue of the annual meeting of World Economic Forum, located?
a) France b) Germany c) Switzerland d) Luxembourg
44. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner?
a) B.B. Tandon b) S.Y. Qureshi
c) N. Gopalaswami d) G.V.G. Krishnamurthy.
45. Where will be the world cup football of 2014 be held?
a) Brazil b) England c) S. Africa d) Australia
46. Which among the following is India’s first indigenously developed missile?
a) Akash b) Prithvi c) Agni d) Trishul
47. Where are the headquarters of the UNICEF located ?
a) New York b) Washington D.C. c) Geneva d) Parilp
48. Who won the FIFA Golden shoe/boot Award for the World Cup Football in 2010?
a) Diego Forlan b) Thomas Mueller
c) David Villa d) Miroslav Klose
49. Which mobile operator has got largest number of subscribers in India?
a) BSNL b) HUTCH c) Bharti d) Idea
50. Can you identify the name of the first FM radio station launched by the ADLABS films recently?
a) 95 FM b) 98.3 FM c) 91.1 FM d) Big 92 FM
51. Which of the following represents the name of the latest can model launched by the Hyundai Motors in India recently?
a) Laura b) Fiesta c) Verna d) Aveo
52. Orhan Pamuk, winner of 2006 Nobel Prize for literature, belongs to which country?
a) U.S. b) Turkey c) Spain d) Iran
53. How many countries participated in XIX 2010 Delhi Commonwealth games?
a) 56 b) 61 c) 71 d) 80
54. How many times has Michael Schumacher won the World Championship?
a) Five b) Six c) Seven d) Eight
55. Who is the defence minister of India?
a) A.K. Antony b) P. Chidambaram c) Arjun Singh d) Natwar Singh
56. Pranab Mukherjee is the Union —————— Minister
a) External Affairs b) Defence
c) Parliamentary Affairs d) Finance
57. Which product has been selected by Time Magazine as ‘Invention of the year’ for 2006?
a) IPOD b) You Tube c) Xbox d) Play Station –3
58. Who is India’s highest paid executive?
a) Mukesh Ambani b) Azim Premji c) Sunil Mittal d) Anil Ambani
59. Who is the new US Defence secretary?
a) Donald Rumsfeld b) Dick Cheney
c) John Negropante d) Robert Gates
60. Which of the following was the first Indian State to have gone under the President’s rule?
a) Uttar Pradesh b) Punjab c) Andhra Pradesh d) Manipur
61. Which of the following planets is named after the Roman God of agriculture?
a) Uranus b) Neptune c) Pluto d) Saturn
62. Galvanisation process basically involves coating with….
a) Iron b) Copper c) Zinc d) Aluminium
63. Which of the following cities is known as “Land of Thousand Lakes”?
a) Warsaw b) Vienna c) Helsinki d) Rome
64. Where are the headquarters of the International Red cross located?
a) Rome b) Geneva c) Bern d) Paris
65. Who is known as the father of Cell Phone?
a) Charles Babbage b) James Gosling
c) Martin Copper d) Jerry Yang
66. Name the first Indian to have won an Oscar.
a) Satyajit Roy b) Guru Dutt c) Mira Nair d) Bhanu Athaiya
67. Who is also known as “Deshbandhu”?
a) S. Radhakrishnan b) Chittaranjan Das c) G.R. Gokhale d) Madan Mohan Malviya
68. Panchayati Raj comes under which of the following lists?
a) Union List b) Concurrent List
c) State List d) Residual List
69. World Women’s day is celebrated on
a) 10th Dec. b) 8th March c) 15th Nov. d) 11th Sept.
70. This city has now got a replica of Tirupati Temple perhaps the largest Hindu Temple in the world outside India.
a) New York b) Los Angles c) London d) Melbourne
71. This Hollywood Star is directing her first film – “The Kapurthala Princess” for which she is scouting for locations in India.
a) Penelope Cruz b) Angelina Jolie
c) Jennifer Aniston d) Kate Winslet
72. Jagat Singh has been expelled from the Congress. He is an MLA in . .. .
a) Haryana b) Rajasthan c) Uttar Pradesh d) Bihar
73. This UK University, of which Prince Phillip is the Chancellor, gave the honorary doctorate to Dr. Manmohan Singh. Name the University.
a) Oxford University b) Bradford University
c) Birmingham University d) Cambridge University
74. Name the actress who is the new ambassador of the World Gold Council.
a) Sridevi b) Revathy c) Shobhana d) Jyothika
75. Which is the best small state in law and order, according to India Today?
a) Pondhicherry b) Goa c) Delhi d) Manipur
76. Who is the Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)?
a) O.P. Bhatti b) J.S. Sarma c) K.V. Kamath d) V. Tulsidas
77. Which of the following is NOT a terrestrial planet?
a) Mercury b) Venus c) Earth d) Jupiter
78. Which of the following countries is the smallest republic in the world?
a) Nauru b) Vatican City c) Tuvalu d) East Timor
79. Who is the author of the famous work titled “Siddhartha”?
a) George Bernard Shaw b) Thomas Hardy
c) James Joyce d) Herman Heese
80. Which of the following is the least densely populated Union Teritory?
a) Delhi b) Andaman & Nicobar
c) Lakshadweep d) Daman & Din
81. Which of the following is not a Rabi Crop?
a) Mustad b) Wheat c) Bajra d) Grams
82. The first traders to reach India were the
a) Dutch b) French c) English d) Portuguese
83. Who was the first governor of the Reserve Bank of India?
a) James Taylor b) Osborne Smith
c) CD Deshmukh d) BR Raju
84. Find the odd one out.
a) Plebiscite b) Quo Warranto
c) Prohibition d) Certiorari
85. Maoril are the indigenous people of
a) Australia b) New Zealand
c) Namibia d) Austria
86. When did the World Trade Organization come into existence?
a) 1977 b) 1984 c) 1995 d) 2000
87. Pascal is the Unit of
a) Pressure b) Heat c) Force d) Power
88. Which among the following is the birth place of Swami Mahavir?
a) Lumbini b) Kushinagar c) Pavapuri d) Kundangrama
89. Which of the famous personalities is also known as the “Man of Destiny”?
a) Bismarck b) Napoleon c) Hitler d) Mujibur Rehman
90. What is the strength of World Trade organization?
a) 150 b) 200 c) 192 d) 202
91. Khadar & Bangar are two different types of
a) Laterite Soil b) Alluvial Soil c) Black Soil d) Arid Soil
92. According to Chinese Officials, which Indian State is a part of China.
a) Arunachal Pradesh b) Sikkim
c) Manipur d) Assam
93. Which international leader recently accused the United States of sacrificing democratic ideals while waging war against terrorism?
a) Pope Benedict XVI b) Kofi Annan
c) Tony Blair d) Jacques Chirac
94. By what name is the popular reality series “BIG BOSS” internationally known as?
a) I SPY b) Voyeur TV c) Big Brother d) Almighty
95. In which country was the original version of Big Boss first aired?
a) The Netherlands b) United Kingdom
c) Belgium d) Brazil
96. Who was the rival company against Tata in takeover of CORUS?
a) Nippon b) Mittal Steel c) CSN d) Posco
97. Choose among the following options, “the most expensive city in world”.
a) Paris b) London
c) New York d) Tokyo
98. Which city is set to have the world’s longest metro railway, 561 km long, by 2020?
a) Beijing b) Bengaluru c) Delhi d) Tokyo
99. Which of these mobile companies is largest manufactures of Cell Phones?
a) Motorola b) Sony Ericsson c) Nokia d) Samsumg
100. Which Car among the following is bestseller in the world?
a) BMW b) Mercedes E-class
c) Audi 600 d) Toyota Corolla
101. The capital of Uttaranchal is
a) Mussoorie b) Dehra Dun c) Nainital d) Tehri
102. Geet-Gobind is the famous creation of
a) Banbhatt b) Kalidas c) Jayadev d) Bharat Muni
103. Bloemfontein is the judicial capital of
a) S. Africa b) Denmark c) Poland d) Finland
104. The controversial Tehri Dam was built over
a) Ganga b) Godavari c) Bhagirathi d) Narmada
105. Who was the first premier of Pakistan?
a) Liaquat Ali Khan b) Mohammad Ali Jinnah
c) Mohammad Ayub Khan d) Ali Mohammad Khusro
106. Name the Governor – General and the first Viceroy of India during whose tenure the 1857 revolt took place.
a) Lord Rippon b) Lord Curzon c) Lord Canning d) Lord Ardinge
107. The famous Chinese traveller Fa-Hien came to India during the reign of
a) Harsha Vardhan b) Chandra Gupta II
c) Kanishka d) Samudragupta
108. The absorption of ink by a blotting paper is based on
a) Newton’s law of motion b) Pascal’s law
c) Capillary Action d) Bernulli’s Theorem
109. Mother Teresa won the Nobel Prize of Peace in
a) 1977 b) 1979 c) 1982 d) 1984
110. This country is known as the “Sugar Bowl of the World”. Identify It.
a) Brazil b) Mexico c) India d) Cuba
111. The first woman chief minister of an Indian State is
a) Sarojini Naidu b) Indira Gandhi
c) Sucheta Kriplani d) Rajkumar Amrita Kaur
112. Who is the ex-officio chairman of the planning commission of India?
a) President of India b) Finance Minister
c) Prime Minister d) Vice-President
113. What is the % area of earth covered by Pacific Ocean?
a) 25% b) 35% c) 40% d) 45%
114. Sakyamuni is another name of
a) Mahavir b) Buddha c) Lord Shiva d) Hanuman
115. “The Maratha” and “The Kesari” were the two main newspapers started by
a) Lala Lajpat Rai b) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak d) Madan Mohan Malviya
116. Mahatma Gandhi founded ……………… newspaper in 1903 in South Africa
a) Indian Opinion b) Harijan c) Indian Speaker d) India news
117. H.J. Kania was the first
a) Chief justice of Supreme Court of India
b) Attorney – General of India
c) Solicitor-General of India
d) None of these
118. The capital of Tanzania is
a) Abuja b) Dar-e-Salaam c) Harare d) Kiev
119. Who among the following is known as “The Saint of Gutters”?
a) Baba Amte b) Mother Teresa c) Anna Hazare d) None of these
120. Gulliver’s Travels is a famous work of
a) James Joyce b) Jonathan Swift c) E. Hemingway d) Shakespeare
121. The first battle of Panipat took place in
a) 1498 b) 1516 c) 1526 d) 1532
122. Who is known as “Builder of Modern Turkey”?
a) Marshal Tito b) Anwar Sadat
c) Mustafa Kamal d) Benito Mussolini
123. The largest automobile manufacturer of the world is
a) Ford Motors b) General Motors
c) Toyota Motors d) Honda Motors
124. The Sardar Sarovar Project is based on the river
a) Godavari b) Tapti c) Narmada d) Krishna
125. Who has won the maximum number of World Billiard & Championships.
a) M. Ferrira b) Geeth Sethi c) Wilson Jones d) None of these
126. The height of Mount Everest is
a) 8838 metrep b) 8848 m c) 8850 m d) 8842 m
127. ‘AFP’ is the news agency of
a) UK b) USA c) Germany d) None of these
128. The first secretary-general of the UN was
a) U. Thant b) Trygve Lie
c) Baotros Boutros Ghali d) Kofi Annan
129. In which year, did Alexander invade India?
a) 323 BC b) 324 BC c) 326 BC d) 328 BC
130.The first chief election commissioner of India was
a) S.L. Shakadhar b) Sukumar Sen c) H.J. Kania d) P.C. Sen
131. The world record for the fastest double century in tests is held by
a) S. Jayasuriya b) Nathan Astle c) A. Gilchrist d) V. Sehwag
132. Who is known as the “Father of Economics”?
a) J.M. Keynes b) Adam Smith c) A. Maslow d) J.K. Galbraith
133. Mount Etna is a famous volcano located in
a) Argentina b) Italy c) Mexico d) Phillipines
134. Who is known as “The Father of Geometry”?
a) Pythagoras b) Euclid c) Newton d) Laplace
135. Panama Canal links which of the following water resources?
a) Pacific Ocean & Atlantic Ocean b) Red Sea & Caspian Sea
c) Red Sea & Mediterranean Sea d) None of these
136. Who is the author “Meghdoot”?
a) Banbhatt b) Kalidas c) Tulsidas d) Surdas
137. Which part of the body gets affected in Pleurisy ?
a) Joints b) Lungs c) Liver d) Throat
138. In a normal healthy man, the quantity of blood is about
a) 3 litres b) 4 litres c) 5 litres d) 6 litres
139. What % of the world area is occupied by India?
a) 1.3% b) 2.4% c) 4.5% d) 5.7%
140. Who is considered “Father of History”?
a) Herodotus b) Aristotle c) Socrates d) Plato
141. The venue of the first Asian Games that took place in 1951 was
a) Tokyo b) Manila c) Bangkok d) New Delhi
142. Which of the following rays is not harmful?
a) Ultra-violet rays b) X-rays c) Infra-red d) Short radio waves
143. International Rice Research Institute is based at
a) Bangkok b) Manila c) Kuala Lumpur d) Tokyo
144. Identify the person who has written National Anthem for two nations?
a) Iqbal b) Rabindra Nath Tagore
c) Bankim Chatterjee d) Sharat Chandra Chatterjee
145. During whose reign did Huen Tsang Visit India?
a) Kanishka b) Chandragupta c) Ashok d) Harsha
146. Which of the following is not on official lanugage of the United Nations?
a) Chinese b) French c) German d) Arabic
147. The LIC came into being in which of the following years?
a) 1952 b) 1954 c) 1956 d) 1958
148. Brass is an alloy which consists of
a) Zinc & Sulphur b) Sulphur & Copper
c) Copper & Zinc d) Zinc & Magnesium
149. India’s first steel plant was set-up at
a) Rourkela b) Bhilai c) Durgapur d) Jamshedpur
150. The nature of Indian Economy can best be described as
a) Socialist b) Mixed c) Capitalist d) None of these
151. ‘Cue’ is a term used in which of the following sports?
a) Billiards b) Hockey c) Football d) Chess
152. The year in which the first train from Thane to Mumbai started in India was
a) 1843 b) 1853 c) 1863 d) 1851
153. ‘Tripitakas’ are the sacred text of
a) Jainism b) Buddhism c) Hinduism d) Sikhism
154. Brahmos is a/an
a) Supersonic Cruise Missile b) Tank
c) Submarine d) Fighter Plane
155. English Education in India was introduced by
a) Lord Dalhousie b) Lord Curzon
c) Lord Macaulay d) Lord Rippon
156. ‘Sugar Bowl of India’ is
a) Madhya Pradesh b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Kerela d) Karnataka
157. “My Passage from India” is a book authored by
a) E.M. Foster b) Ismail Merchant
c) Nirad Choudhary d) Mulk Raj Anand
158. Which of the following is the world’s largest drug manufacturing company?
a) Novartis b) Aventis c) Pfizer d) Glaxo SmithKline Beecham
159. Who is given the credit for invention of e-mail?
a) Larry Page b) Raj Tomlinson c) T. Lee Burns d) Martin Cooper
160. Metals which chemically behave as metals and non-metals are called
a) Alloys b) Metalloids c) Halogens d) Chalkogens
161. The largest river in terms of volume of water is
a) Nile b) Amazon c) Yanglze-Kiang d) Mississippi Missourie
162. The World Environment Day is celebrated throughout the world on
a) May 8 b) June 5 c) July 11 d) August 27
163. Decible is the unit of
a) frequency b) wavelength c) sound d) luminous intensity
164. ‘Manas Tiger Sanctuary’ is in
a) Uttar Pradesh b) Rajasthan c) Assam d) Madhya Pradesh
165. Which of the following trains is India’s first certified ISO-9001 train?
a) Bhopal Express b) Magadh Express
c) Mumbai-Delhi Shatabdi Exp. d) A P Express
166. ASEAN is headquartered at
a) Male b) Kathmandu c) Jakarta d) Kuala Lumpur
167. Which of the following is not the member of European Union?
a) Greece b) Finland c) Norway d) UK
168. The literacy rate of India is
a) 57.86% b) 62.34% c) 63.98% d) 65.38%
169. Mein Kemf is authored by
a) Napoleon b) Hitler c) Mussolini d) Kari Marx
170. Which river is also called “The Ganges of the South”?
a) Godavari b) Krishna c) Kauvery d) None of these
171. The weight of the man will be ____ on the surface of moon of his actual weight.
a) 1/3rd b) 1/4th c) 1/5th d) 1/6th
172. Thomas Aiva Edison did not invent
a) Gramophone b) Electric Lamp c) Microphone d) Cinematograph
173. The line that demarcates the boundary between India and Pakistan is
a) The MacMohan Line b) Durand Line
c) Radcliffe Line d) None of these
174. Which country is known as the cockpit of Europe?
a) Poland b) Belgium c) Turkey d) Sweden
175. Which Indian State is inhabited by ‘Jaintiya tribes’?
a) Arunachal Pradesh b) Mizoram
c) Manipur d) Meghalaya
Answer Key (General Knowledge & Current Affairs)
1) d 2) c 3) a 4) d 5) a
6) b 7) b 8) c 9) ba 10) a
11) c 12) d 13) c 14) d 15) a
16) c 17) c 18) c 19) d 20) a
21) d 22) c 23) a 24) d 25) a
26) c 27) b 28) d 29) a 30) c
31) d 32) a 33) d 34) b 35) c
36) b 37) a 38) d 39) b 40) d
41) a 42) b 43) c 44) c 45) a
46) b 47) a 48) b 49) c 50) d
51) c 52) b 53) c 54) c 55) a
56) d 57) b 58) a 59) d 60) b
61) d 62) c 63) c 64) b 65) c
66) d 67) b 68) c 69) b 70) c
71) a 72) b 73) d 74) c 75) a
76) b 77) d 78) a 79) d 80) b
81) c 82) d 83) b 84) a 85) b
86) c 87) a 88) d 89) b 90) a
91) b 92) a 93) b 94) c 95) a
96) c 97) d 98) a 99) c 100) d
101) b 102) c 103) a 104) c 105) a
106) c 107) b 108) c 109) b 110) d
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1. “Fresh” and “Select” are the names of the brands that have been launched as entry of the company into the retail sector. Identify the company
a) Tata Group b) Bharati Enterprises
c) Reliance Industries Ltd. d) AV Birla Group
2. Which of the following personalities is the present brand ambassdor of Siyaram suiting shirtings?
a) Virender Sehwag b) M S Dhoni
c) Vijender Singh d) Jeev Milkha Singh
3. With which of the following giants would you associate ‘One India’ tariff plan?
a) MTNL b) VSNL c) BSNL d) Reliance Infocomm
4. The Car-Maker Renault belongs to….
a) England b) Germany c) France d) USA
5. Which of the following companies has the tagline “Be more ambitious”?
a) Raymonds b) NIIT
c) Bombay Dyeing d) Zodiac
6. What is the rank of India in tea production throughout the world?
a) fourth b) second c) first d) tenth
7. Which of the following companies would you associate with the gizmo X-Box 360?
a) Sony b) Microsoft c) Apple d) Nintendo
8. The present chairperson of Institute of Rural Management, Anand is
a) V. Kurien b) Yoginder Alagh
c) Amrita Patel d) Parthi Bhatol
9. Which of the following personalities is the latest brand ambassdor of the Deutsche Bank?
a) Sania Mirza b) Baichung Bhutia
c) Vishwanathan Anand d) Mahesh Bhupathi
10. The Hospitality group Hilton hails from
a) UK b) USA c) France d) Australia
11. Which of the following companies has recently tied up with Google to offer search services for the mobile customer?
a) BSNL b) Airtel c) Hutch d) Idea
12. Starbucks is a World leader in the
a) Tea business b) Food Business
c) Coffee Business d) Print Business
13. Which of the following personalities is the present European Union’s Trade Commissioner?
a) Karel De Gucht b) Robert Zoellick
c) Peter Mandelson d) Jose Mannual Barrosso
14. “Forever New Frontiers” is the punchline of
a) Cisco System b) Airbus c) Boeing d) AT & T
15. Which of the following banks was in the news recently as it was merging the Sangli Bank with itself?
a) State Bank of India b) HDFC Bank
c) ICICI Bank d) UTI Bank
16. Can you identify the name of this Indian Company that became the first ever Indian company to enter the elite NASDAQ-100 Club?
a) ICS b) Infosys Technologies
c) Wipro Technologies d) HCL Technologies
17. The first ever Indian company to be listed on NASDAQ was . ..
a) WIPRO b) HCL c) INFOSYS D) SATYAM
18. The number of Indian companies that are on the list of the Forbes most reputed companies are..
a) 4 b) 8 c) 6 d) 10
19. “Simply Priceless” is the punchline of
a) Air India Express b) Indigo Airlines
c) Kingfisher Airlines d) Paramount Airways
20. Who among the following is the MD & CEO of ICICI Bank?
a) Chanda Kochar b) Jaspal Singh c) K.V. Kamath d) Nakul Arula
21. Vogue is the name of
a) cosmetics brand b) jewellery brand
c) clothing giant d) magazine
22. In which state is the Volkswagen AG planning to set up its manufacturing facility in India ?
a) Andhra Pradesh b) Tamil Nadu
c) Maharashtra d) Karnataka
23. “Passat” is the name of the car model that belongs to the stable of. ..
a) General Motors b) Volkswagen
c) Honda Motors d) Hyundai Motors
24. Four interwoven rings represent the logo of
a) Olympics b) Audi c) Mercedes Benz d) Octavia
25. “Truly Japanese Truly Advanced” is the punchline of
a) Sony b) Sharp c) Akai d) Aiwa
26. Which group has recently bought less than 10% stake in Spice Jet for rupees 100 Cr ?
a) Tatas b) A.V. Birla Group c) Wadias d) Ruias
27. “Engineering your tomorrows” is the punchline of
a) Volvo b) Mahindra & Mahindra
c) Tata Motors d) Ashok Leyland
28. “Consider the possibilities” is the tagline that you would associate with . . ..
a) CISCO System b) Dell Computers
c) Nortel d) UNIX
29. Which of the following personalities is the present president of NASSCOM?
a) Kiran Karnik b) Som Mittal
c) K.V. Kamath d) V. Damodaran
30. “Lotto” is the name of Sports company that belongs to
a) Germany b) Italy c) U.K. d) France
31. What is the rank of India in terms of absolute GDP throughout the World?
a) 6th b) 8th c) 12th d) 10th
32. “Diamond Trading Company”, the largest diamond trading company hails from…
a) Australia b) S. Africa c) India d) New Zealand
33. “Imagination at work” is the punchline of
a) Dell Computer b) Microsoft c) GE d) IBM
34. “Business @ speed of thought” is the name of a bestseller by
a) Larry Ellison b) Bill Gates c) Jack Welsch d) Steve Jobs
35. “Putting news first” is the punchline of
a) CNN b) CNBC c) Fox News d) BBC
36. Which of the following personalities would you associate with the Cable News Network Channel?
a) Rupert Murdoch b) Ted Turner
c) Warren Buffett d) Tom Glocer
37. Which Indian state promotes itself by using the tagline “The heart of incredible India”?
a) Orissa b) Madhya Pradesh c) Kerela d) Rajasthan
38. Find the odd one out
a) Karizma b) Glamour c) Avenger d) Passion
39. Who among the following personalities is known as the “Oracle of Omaha”?
a) Bill Gates b) Larry Ellison
c) Warren Buffett d) Steve Jobs
40. Which of the following personalities is the CEO of the World’s largest retail chain, Wal-Mart?
a) Sam Watton b) Robert Walton
c) H Lee Scott Junior d) John Davison
41. “Believe in Yourself” is the ad campaign that you would associate with…
a) Lotto b) Adidas c) Nike d) Reebok
42. NASDAQ, the first electronic stock exchange of the world, came into existence in …
a) 1967 b) 1969 c) 1971 d) 1973
43. Hutchinson is the name of the telecom giant that belongs to
a) Hong Kong b) Taiwan c) Thailand d) S. Korea
44. Which airlines displays the tag line, “There is no better way to fly”?
a) Singapore Airlines b) Lufthansa
c) Emirates d) Air India
45. “Fair & Lovely” was launched by
a) P & G b) Lakme
c) Hindustan Lever d) Godrej
46. The adline “Good People to Bank With” is associated with
a) Punjab National Bank b) State Bank of India
c) Union Bank of India d) Citi Bank
47. The slogan “Live Your Dreams” is associated with which company?
a) Liberty b) Bata c) Woodland d) Reebok
48. Where are the headquarters of Asian Development Bank located?
a) New Delhi b) Manila c) Singapore d) Mumbai
49. “Your World Delivered” is the punchline of
a) Accenture b) AT & T c) DHL d) Chevron Texaco
50. The number of nationalised bank & in India are ….
a) 15 b) 17 c) 19 d) 21
51. Ginger is the brand name of hotels that will be run by
a) AV Birla Group b) Tatas c) Ambanis d) Wadias
52. Find the odd one out.
a) Flair b) Fusion c) Fiesta d) Verna
53. Which of the following is not one of the Navratna companies?
a) IOC b) BHEL c) GAIL d) VSNL
54. “Sense and Simplicity” is the punchline of
a) GE b) Siemens AC c) Philips d) Motorola
55. “Uncommon Sense” is the punchline that you would associate with …
a) P & G b) Marico Industreis c) Boeing d) Air Bus
56. Which of the following companies is the largest computer manufacturing company of the world?
a) Lenovo computers b) Acer
c) Compaq d) Dell Computers.
57. “Happiness on Earth” is the tagline that you would associate with promotion of tourism in
a) Malaysia b) Singapore
c) Thailand d) Indonesia
58. “Growth is life” is the punchline of
a) AV Birla Group b) Tata Motors
c) Tisco d) Reliance Industries Ltd.
59. Of which electronic giant is the Howard Stringer Chairman and CEO?
a) Philips b) Sony c) Samsumg d) Dell Computer
60. Neotel is the new name of the telecommunication venture of ……………in South Africa.
a) Birlas b) Ruias c) Tatas d) Ambanis
61. Which Indian State has the highest share in the foreign direct investment in India?
a) Tamil Nadu b) Karnataka c) Maharashtra d) Gujarat
62. The Tata Group is coming up with the retail chain of stores under the brand name of
a) Fresh b) Infinity c) Select d) Croma
63. Which of the following companies was in the news recently as it launched India’s first IPTV?
a) MTNL b) BSNL c) VSNL d) Airtel
64. Which of the following brands is NOT owned by Reckitt & Benckiser?
a) Iodex b) Strepsils c) Sweetex d) Clearsil
65. Who is the new brand ambassdor of Provogue?
a) Fardeen Khan b) Hrithik ROshan c) John Abraham d) Saif Ali Khan
66. What was the worth of the deal in which Videocon acquired Daewoo Electronics recently?
a) $ 700 mn b) $ 750 mn c) $ 500 mn d) $ 300 mn
67. “Elegance is an Attitude” is the punchline of
a) Rado b) Longines c) Tag Huer d) Rolex
68. This personality is the newly appointed CEO of Acelor Mittal Name him.
a) Aditya Mittal b) Joseph Kinseh c) L.N. Mittal d) Jack Welsch
69. “Kal Par Control” is the punchline of
a) Bajaj Allianz b) Aviva Life
c) HDFC Standard Life d) General Motors
70. X-Trail is the name of an SUV that belongs to
a) Honda b) Nissan c) Ford d) General Motors
71. Kishore Biyani is the promoter of
a) Reliance b) Infinity Retail
c) Vishal Megamart d) Future Group
72. “All Desire” is the punchline of
a) Ford Endeavour b) Toyota Innova
c) Lancer Cedia d) Skoda Laura
73. Which Indian Cricketer has been roped in by the ITC Foods to create a line of energy foods?
a) Rahul Dravid b) MS Dhoni
c) Yuvraj Singh d) Sachin Tendulkar
74. Which of the following personalities is the CEO of Airbus?
a) Louis Gallois b) Andeas Sperl c) John Leahy d) Tom Enders
75. Which is the 2nd largest steel company in the World?
a) Arcelor-Mittal b) BaoSteel c) NIPPON d) Tata-Corus
Answer Key (BUSINESS AWARENESS)
1) c 2) c 3) a 4) c 5) b
6) b 7) b 8) b 9) a
10) b 11) b 12) c 13) a 14) c
15) c 16) b 17) c 18) a 19) b
20) a 21) d 22) c 23) b
24) b 25) c 26) a 27) b 28) b
29) a 30) b 31) d 32) b 33) c
34) b 35) d 36) b 37) b 38) c
39) c 40) c 41) a 42) c 43) a
44) b 45) c 46) c 47) a 48) b
49) a 50) c 51) b 52) d 53) d
54) c 55) b 56) d 57) c 58) d
59) b 60) c 61) c 62) d 63) a
64) a 67) a 68) d 69) c 60) d
61) b 62) c 63) c 64) d 65) a
66) a 67) a 68) d 69) a 70) b
71) d 72) b
73) a 74) d 75) b