GENERAL AWARNESS 1.

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GENERAL AWARNESS

1.

V. Shantha, who is the recipien
t of the Ramon Magsaysay Award
announced recently is associated
with which of the following fields?

(1)

Public Service

(2)

Sports

(3)

Journalism

(4)

Economics

(5)

Politics

2.

Which of the following is/are the main features of the
‘National Employment Guarantee Act’ which
was in news recently?

(A) The Act gives a legal guarantee of employment in rural areas to anyone who is willing to do casual
manual labor.


(B) The labor engaged in the work under the Act will be paid statutory min
imum wages.

(C)Any adult who wishes to work under the Act is entitled to being employed on public works within 15
days. Failing that an unemployment allowance has to be paid.

(1)

Only (A)

(2)

Only (B)

(3)

Only (C)

(4)

Only (A) & (B)

(5)

(A), (B) & (C) all

3.

The Kyoto Protocol w
hich came into effect from February 2005, is not accepted by two major
industrial countries. These countries are …………

(1)

India & China

(2)

USA & China

(3)

USA & Australia

(4)

UK & France

(5)

France & Chin
a

4.

Miss Natalie
Glebova

who was crowned Miss Universe
-
2005 belongs to which of the following
countries?

(1)

Russia

(2)

Australia

(3)

Canada

(4)

Britain

(5)

New Zealand

5.

‘PIN’ in Smart Card is called:

(1)

Permanent Index Number

(2)

Personal Identification Number

(3)

Personal Index Number

(4)

Permanent Identification

Number

(5)

All of these

6.

The National Agriculture Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) is now authorized to produce
which of the following commodities under price support system? The commodity was being
procured by a corporation set up exclusively for the sam
e uptill now.

(1)

Tea

(2)

Rubber

(3)

Cotton

(4)

Jute

(5)

None of these

7.

Which of the following states decided to waive the Stamp Duty worth Rs. 250 cores to be charged on
transfer of airport property currently owned by the Airport Authority of India?

(1)

Karnataka

(2)

Rajasthan

(3)

West
Bengal

(4)

Maharashtra

(5)

None of these

8.

‘DOS’ floppy disk does not have:

(1)

a Boot Record

(2)

a File Allocation Table

(3)

a Root Directory

(4)

a Virtual Memory

(5)

All of these

9.

Which of the following correctly describes what TAPP
-
4 is?

(1)

It is the name of the special package given to

four Tsunami hit states

(2)

It is the abbreviated name of the Tarapur Atomic Power Project, the 4
th

reactor of which
became operational recently

(3)

It is the name of the Tiger Project under which a census of tigers was undertaken in 4 states

(4)

It is the code name
of the Task Force set up to strengthen the economic state known as
BIMARU states

(5)

None of these

10.

Which of the following countries has decided to lift a four year ban on the import of sugar from
India?

(1)

China

(2)

Nepal

(3)

Bangladesh

(4)

Pakistan

(5)

None of thes
e

11.

Recently
the process of adoption and confirmation of the Constitution of the European Union is
going on among its member countries. What effect does it have on the Euro? Select the correct
statement.

(1)

The position of Euro is strong enough as 15 out of 25 members hav
e given their assent to the
Constitution

(2)

The rate of exchange of Euro remains always higher than Yen and Pound Sterling even
though 8 out of 25 members have given their assent to the Constitution.

(3)

There is considerable fall in Euro in the market due to unc
ertainty prevailing over the
Constitution

(4)

The position of Euro in the market is such that it can never fall because it is the second best
currency for the international trade. The confirmation of the Constitution is mere formality in
those countries only t
o make Euro completely convertible where it is not convertible yet.

(5)

None of these

12.

Recently, the President of which country visited the USA and said in an interview to CNN “The
people of my country now feel that this is their own country. The operation of k
nocking the door of
people be stopped and such operation should not be carried on without the permission of the
Government of the country”?

(1)

Iraq

(2)

Afghanistan

(3)

Pakistan

(4)

Iran

(5)

None of these

13.

We often hear about liberalization and deregulation. What is their mean
ing in financial and banking
sectors? Select that statement which does not imply liberalization and/or deregulation.


(A) The freedom to banks etc. to fix the rate of interest on different products


(B) To announce uniform policy to provide security of
employment to existing workforce


(C) To remove direct control on credit and compulsory investment regulation


(D) Free entry of new competitors


(E) Support to merger and accquistion

(1)

Only (A), (C) and (D)

(2)

Only (C) and (D)

(3)

Only (D) and (E)

(4)

Only (A), (D) an
d (E)

(5)

All (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E)

14.

In computer/IT field there are in Open System Interconnection (OSI) model.

(1)

5
-
layers

(2)

6
-
layers

(3)


7
-
layers

(4)

8
-
layers

(5)

None of these

15.

Firewall is used in communication network/system to save:

(1)

unauthorised attack

(2)

virus attack

(3)

data driven attack

(4)

fire attack

(5)

None of these

16.

What is the meaning of ‘MICR’ technique used for clearance of cheques by banks?

(1)

Magnetic Ink character Recognition

(2)

Magnetic Intelligence Character Recognition

(3)

Magnetic Information Cable Recognition

(4)

Magnetic Insu
rance Cases Recognition

(5)

None of these

17.

The word ‘FTP’ as used in the field of computers, stands for:

(1)

File Translate Protocol

(2)

File Transit Protocol

(3)

File Typing Protocol

(4)

File Transfer Protocol

(5)

None of these

18.

The right to information Bill was recently passed by

the Parliament. As per the provision of the same
which of the following groups of people will be provided required information without any fees
whereas others will have to pay some fees?

(1)

Senior Citizens

(2)

People below poverty line

(3)

People staying in rural
areas

(4)

Government servants

(5)

None of these

19.

Indian Prime Minister was recently on a three day visit to USA. Which of the following is true about
the same?


(A) Both the countries agreed to promote use of nuclear energy for civilian purposes



(B) Prime Minister addressed a joint session of the US Congress.


(C) USA agreed to support India in its move to get a permanent seat in UN Security Council

(1)

Only (A)

(2)

Only (B)

(3)

Only (A) & (B)

(4)

Only (C)

(5)

All are true

20.

Compiler in a computer sys
tem is a:

(1)

Package

(2)

System Software

(3)

Process

(4)

Application Software

(5)

None of these

21.

The Government of India recently constituted the National Commission on farmers. Which of the
following is not one of the terms of reference given to the Commission?


(A)
Farming is given the status of the industry and the activi
ty of the commercial production
of
the same now needs a registration with the Registrar of Companies/Firms


(B) Measures are suggested to enhance the quality and cost competitiveness of agricu
lture
commodities. Producers are now allowed to decide the cost of their products independently.


(C) NABARD is now permitted to provide credit to the farmers directly like any other
commercial banks.

(1)

Only (A)

(2)

Only (B)

(3)

Only (C)

(4)

Only (A) & (C)

(5)

All of
these

22.

The Government of India recently decided to make amendments in certain acts. Amendments in
which of the following Acts will have direct and greater impact of banking sector.


(A) Reserve Bank of India Act.


(B) Companies Act



(C) Foreign Exchange Monitoring Act

(1)

Only (B) and (C)

(2)

Only (B)

(3)

Only (A)

(4)

Only (A) and (C)

(5)

None of these

23.

The issue of generation of nuclear power by private sector was in news recently. Which of the
followi
ng statements represents Govern
ments view

in this regard? (As reported in the press)


(A) Government is not in favor of allowing private sector to set up nuclear power plants as it
wishes to keep the same with it only.


(B) Government is of the view that private companies can be all
owed to set up nuclear power
plants like any other


(C) Government cannot open this sector for private parties as the issue of the use of nuclear
power comes under the preview of International agencies and no country can take decision on it
single
-
h
andedly.

(1)

Only (C)

(2)

Only (B)

(3)

Only (A)

(4)

Either (A) or (C)

(5)

None of these

24.

What is the meaning of the term ’multiplexing’ used in computer/IT sector?

(1)

Such technique which can send more than one signal simultaneously with one physical
channel

(2)

Such technique which
can send one signal with one channel

(3)

Such technique which can send one signal with many channels

(4)

Such technique which can send one signal with multiple channels

(5)

None of these

25.

The meaning of term ‘binary’ is

(1)

Three

(2)

Four

(3)

Ten

(4)

Two

(5)

None of these

26.

Recently the nam
e of Mrs. Sushma Chawla was in the newspaper, who has been appointed the
chairperson of:

(1)

ONGC

(2)

Indian Airlines

(3)

BHEL


(4)

MTNL

(5)

None of these

27.

The name of Tanya Sachdeva is associated with which of the following games?

(1)

Chess

(2)

Hockey

(3)

Badminton

(4)

Swimming

(5)

Long jump

28.

Recently the Government of India has decided to remove the maximum limit of voting right for
foreign investors in Indian private banks. Till now the voting right of foreign investors was upto:

(1)

10%

(2)

15%

(3)

20%

(4)

33%

(5)

None of these

29.

Which of the following expenditur
es is exempted from the recently introduced fringe benefit tax?

(1)

Membership of club

(2)

Scholarship for further study

(3)

Advertisement

(4)

Vehicle expenses

(5)

All are exempted from fringe benefit tax

30.

Which of the following is the most prevalent method for transferring fu
nd from one city to another
by Indian banks?

(1)

Internet

(2)

EDI

(3)

TT

(4)

Fax

(5)

None of these

31.

Which of the following is not included in the biometric identification?

(1)

Fingerprint and palmprint

(2)

Voice print and retina of eye

(3)

Geometry of hand and rytham of typing

(4)

Height and
Weight

(5)

All of these

32.

The Government of India has constituted a task force under the Chairmanship of Dr. C Rangarajan
for formulating long term developmental plan for the State of:

(1)

Nagaland

(2)

Manipur

(3)

Bihar

(4)

Orissa

(5)

Jammu and Kashmir

33.

What is the purpose of Trade
and Economic Relation Committee constituted by the Government of
India?


(A) To finalist the detail and make arrangement before the foreign tour of Union Ministers


(B) It will function as a think tank
-
cum
-
impleme
nting agency for executing different
agreements/treaties with other countries


(
C
) It is an agency to establish relation between Centre and the State Government as well as
among States.

(1)

Only (A)

(2)

Only (A) and (B)

(3)

Only (C)

(4)

Only (B)

(5)

None

of these

34.

The income tax exemption limit for senior citizens older than 65 years has been raised upto:

(1)

Rs. 1.5 lakh

(2)

Rs. 1.6 lakh

(3)

Rs. 1.75 lakh

(4)

Rs. 1.85 lakh

(5)

Rs. 2.00 lak
h

35.

The Government of India is planning to invest Rs. 40, 000 crores for the modernizatio
n of Indian
airports through the model of public
-
private partnership. The project will be completed by

(1)

2007

(2)

2009

(3)

2010

(4)

2012

(5)

2014

36.

Costing of services offered by a bank is an important aspects of management of banking services. In
pursuance of the same, bank
s have started leaving certain charges from the customers on the services
provided to them. Which of the following is/are services for which charges are levied?


(A) Purchase of a demand draft.


(B) Visit to the branch
frequently.


(C) Frequent use of ATMs of the same bank in which customer has an account


(D) Providing a new cheque book frequently.

(1)

(A), (B) and (D) only

(2)

Only (B) and (C)

(3)

Only (A) and (D)

(4)

(A), (C) and (D) only

(5)

All (A), (B), (C)

and (D)

37.

The ‘World Heritage Day’ was observed on which of the following dates?

(1)

April 18

(2)

May 18

(3)

June 18

(4)

March 18

(5)

None of these

38.

Microprocessor can be used in making:

(1)

Computer

(2)

Digital systems

(3)

Calculator

(4)

All of the above

(5)

None of these

39.

Who amongst the
following won the French Open Women’s Singles Lawn Tennis Title 2005?

(1)

Justine Henin Hardenne

(2)

Mary Pierce

(3)

Virginia Ruano Pascual

(4)

Cara Black

(5)

None of these

40.

Which of the following is the abbreviated name of the system to be used for getting early warning
signa
ls from oceans?

(1)

DPEP

(2)

DHSD

(3)

ESCAP

(4)

GMDSS

(5)

DOART

41.

The Human trials of HIV Vaccine were conducted recently at national AIDs Research Institute. The
vaccines are developed by which of the following countries?

(1)

South Africa

(2)

USA

(3)

India

(4)

Britain

(5)

Germany

42.

The Sultan Azlan

Shah Hockey Final
-
2005 was played between:

(1)

Australia


Korea

(2)

India


Australia

(3)

Korea


South Africa

(4)

South Africa


India

(5)

Pakistan


India

43.

A term associated with the comparison of processing speed of different computer systems is:

(1)

EFTS

(2)

MPG

(3)

NIPS

(4)

CPS

(5)

None of

these

44.

The world Trade Organisation (WTO) has put a great impact on Indian economy as some of India’s
major policy decisions were taken in the light of WTOs policies/decisions. The WTO has been
urging India to do certain things. Which of the following is N
OT correct in this reference?


(A) Lowering down the import duties.


(B) Make import of consumer goods more stringent.


(C) Keep more and more goods/items under quantitative controls/restrictions (QPS) like quotas,
licences for import/exports etc.

(1)

Only (A)

(2)

Only (B)

(3)

Only (A) and (B)

(4)

Only (B) and (C)

(5)

All (A), (B), and (C
)

45.

The ‘King’s Cross Station’ which was in news recently is in which of the following cities?

(1)

Paris

(2)

London

(3)

Manchester

(4)

New York

(5)

Dublin

46.

The Commander of a
n army while leaving a foreign country after their long presence in it gave
his/her good bye message which says “Brothers in arms thank you for your sacrifices”. The
commander was from which of the following countries and which was the nation to whom farew
ell
was being given?

(1)

US Commander while leaving Afghanistan

(2)

US Commander while leaving Iraq

(3)

Syrian Commander while leaving Kazakhstan

(4)

Russian Commander while leaving Kazakhstan

(5)

India Commander while leaving Sri Lanka

47.

The theme of which of the following
International Summits held recently was ‘Make Poverty
History’?

(1)

G
-
8 Summit held in Scotland

(2)

Asia


Africa Summit held in Jakarta

(3)

General Assembly at UNO

(4)

SAARC Summit held in Pakistan

(5)

None of these

48.

Database Management systems are comprised of tables that m
ade up of rows called …………. and
columns called …………

(1)

fields, records

(2)

records, fields

(3)

addresses, fields

(4)

ranges, sheets

(5)

records, ranges

49.

Which of the following multinational banks is planning to buy a leading credit cards provider
MBNA in deal of US $ 35 billi
on in cash and stock?

(1)

Citibank

(2)

ABN Amro

(3)

Standard Chartered Bank

(4)

Bank of America

(5)

HSBC

50.

The Union Cabinet has approved the Mid
-
Term Appraisai (MTA) of Tenth Plan by Planning
Commission. The economy should grow at the rate of ………… per annum to achieve the esti
mated
growth target by MTA.

(1)

5%

(2)

6.33%

(3)

7%

(4)

7.5%

(5)

8.25%