Friday, October 15, 2010

Current Affairs and General Knowledge 2010 - Bank Test

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1. The Rs. 12,400 crore manned space mission of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is scheduled for launch by—
(A) 2020
(B) 2015
(C) 2030
(D) 2012
Ans : (B)

2. India plans a manned mission to the moon by—
(A) 2020
(B) 2025
(C) 2030
(D) 2012
Ans : (A)

3. A Judge (of a High Court) may be removed from his office by the President in the manner provided in clause (4) of ……… for the removal of a judge of the Supreme Court.
(A) Article 125
(B) Article 124
(C) Article 126
(D) Article 127
Ans : (B)

4. In order to remove judges of the Supreme Court or High Court through impeachment proceedings a motion is addressed to the President signed by at least—
(A) 100 members of Lok Sabha or 50 members of Rajya Sabha
(B) 50 members of Rajya Sabha or 150 members of Lok Sabha
(C) 80 members of Lok Sabha or 30 members of Rajya Sabha
(D) 60 members of Lok Sabha or 70 members of Rajya Sabha
Ans : (A)

5. Recently India and US have signed a pact on—
(A) petroleum
(B) biofuels
(C) atomic energy
(D) None of these
Ans : (B)

6. According to the UNICEF’s flagship report, ‘State of the World’s Children’ (2009) the number of women dying every year in India in Child Births is—
(A) 75000
(B) 77000
(C) 70000
(D) 78000
Ans : (D)

7. The Planning Commission has approved an ambitious scheme known as the Van Panchayat Yojna aiming at achieving the target of covering …………… of India’s geographical area with trees.
(A) 35%
(B) 40%
(C) 33%
(D) 28%
Ans : (C)

8. The Latest Forest Survey of India says that only ………… of the country’s land was covered with trees.
(A) 30%
(B) 22%
(C) 23%
(D) 20%
Ans : (C)

9. India has recently signed a pact for supply of reactors with—
(A) Areva
(B) U.S.A.
(C) Russia
(D) Japan
Ans : (A)

10. The last U.S.A. military base in Central Asia which was voted out by Kyrgyzstan’s Parliament was situated at—
(A) Manas
(B) Astana
(C) Bishkek
(D) Tashkant
Ans : (A)

11. Currently the Prime Minister of Iceland is—
(A) Geir Haarde
(B) Hugo Chavez
(C) Johanna Sigurdardottir
(D) None of the above
Ans : (C)

12. ……… Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) was organised by The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) in New Delhi recently—Fill in the blank with—
(A) Tenth
(B) Ninth
(C) Eleventh
(D) Eighth
Ans : (B)

13. BDR stands for—
(A) Border Development Force
(B) Border District Development
(C) Bangladesh Rifles
(D) Bangladesh Development Rifles
Ans : (C)

14. Zillur Rahman is the new President of—
(A) Malaysia
(B) Bangladesh
(C) Maldives
(D) Kazakhstan
Ans : (B)

15. Slumdog Millionaire won the Oscar Awards in—
(A) Eight categories
(B) Seven categories
(C) Six categories
(D) None of these
Ans : (A)

16. The Oscar Award for Best Actress has been bagged by—
(A) Dustin Lance Black
(B) Kate Winslet
(C) Vicky Christina
(D) None of the above
Ans : (B)

17. Sean Penn has got the Oscar Award 2009 for—
(A) Best Actor
(B) Best Director
(C) Adapted Screenplay
(D) Original Song
Ans : (A)

18. According to a recent report the percentage of all immigrant founded companies in last ten years founded by Indian immigrant is—
(A) 26%
(B) 30%
(C) 35%
(D) 40%
Ans : (A)

19. STPF stands for—
(A) Special Task Protection Force
(B) Special Tiger Protection Force
(C) Special Tiger Police Force
(D) None of the above
Ans : (B)

20. According to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) report the country which tops the World Hunger Chart is—
(A) Sierra Leone
(B) India
(C) Somalia
(D) Pakistan
Ans : (B)

21. ‘Daughters of Shame’ is a book written by—
(A) Jasvinder Sanghera
(B) Mehar Fatima Hussain
(C) Kermit Roosevelt
(D) Shazia Aziz
Ans : (A)

22. Earth Day is observed on—
(A) April 22
(B) April 17
(C) April 30
(D) April 24
Ans : (A)

23. The winner of Chappell-Hadlee Trophy is—
(A) New Zealand
(B) Australia
(C) India
(D) West Indies
Ans : (B)

24. NPs Aulakh has been appointed as the new Chief of—
(A) National Security Guard
(B) Research and Analysis Wing
(C) Central Bureau of Investigation
(D) National Investigation Agency
Ans : (A)

25. According to recent estimates of Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) during 2008-09 India’s national income will grow at—
(A) 8·8%
(B) 10%
(C) 7·1%
(D) 8·5%
Ans : (C)

26. The winner of Australian Open Tennis Women’s Singles Title is—
(A) Dinara Safin
(B) Serena Williams
(C) Sania Mirza
(D) Venus Williams
Ans : (B)

27. Navin Chawla has been appointed as the new—
(A) Director General of Border Security Force
(B) National Security Guards Chief
(C) Central Bureau of Investigation Chief
(D) Chief Election Commissioner
Ans : (D)

28. The winner of Australian Open Tennis Men’s Singles Title is—
(A) Roger Federer
(B) Mahesh Bhupati
(C) Andy Murray
(D) Rafael Nadal
Ans : (A)