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Where is the head-office of UN High Commissioner for Refugees :
1 Rome
2 London
3 Geneva
4 Stockholm

In the recently hyped meeting held in Singapore IMF has raised the voting power of 4 middle income countries and there names are as follows: I China II Maxico III S.Korea IV Turky
1 All are correct
2 None is correct
3 Only IV is correct
4 Only I is correct

What is the best way to have a data and the slide number appear on every slide?
1 choose Tools, Header and Footer, click Slide tab, select the desired options, click Apply to All
2 choose Insert, Header and Footer, click Slide tab, select the desired options, click Apply to All
3 choose View, Header and Footer, click Slide tab, select the desired options, click Apply to All
4 choose File, Header and Footer, click Slide tab, select the desired options, click Apply to All

Who authored Sanskrit play the ‘Mudrarakshasa’ ?
1 Kalidas
2 Banabhatta
3 Vishakhadatta
4 Bhavabhuti

Boris Gelfand of Israel, on December 15, 2009 won the Chess World Cup, defeating former World champion Ruslan Ponomariov of – in Khanty Mansiysk in Russia.
1 Latvia
2 Uzbekistan
3 Ukraine
4 Russia

Tata Steel has recently acquired which among the following steel producer company?
1 Mittal Steel
2 Corus
3 Arcelor
4 Nippon Steel

8 Export Processing Zones have been converted into Special Economic Zone. Whih one of the following is not a location of one of these SEZs?
1 Noida
2 Surat
3 Vadodara
4 Vishakhapatnam

Which among the following countries was the earliest to give women the right to vote?
1 Iceland
2 India
3 New Zealand

Which country’s leader of the “National League for Democracy” party has been in house arrest for a long period & recently international pressure was excreted by successful recent diplomatic visits by the US ?
1 Thailand
2 Myanmar
3 Bangladesh
4 Honduras

A food chain consist of a
1 producer only
2 consumer only
3 producer and consumer
4 decomposer only

Recently at a meeting of the cabinet led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the government has raised the budget of the 2010 Commonwealth Games from Rs. 767 crore to ____?
1 Rs. 1,620 crore
2 Rs. 1,020 Crore
3 Rs. 1,520 Crore
4 Rs. 1,420 Crore

In which order Europeans came to India for carrying on trade?
1 Portuguese, Dutch, English, French
2 Portuguese, English, Dutch, French
3 English, Portuguese, Dutch, French
4 Dutch, Protuguese, French, English

Which type of rain is caused by ascent of moisture laden air along a mountain?
1 Convectional rainfall
2 Orographic rainfall
3 Cyclonic rainfall
4 All of the above

Which are the countries who set-up the Economic Co-operation Organisation :
1 Iran
2 Pakistan
3 Turkey
4 All the above

Lothal had a structure which, according to some archaeologists, was a
1 dockyard
2 citadel
3 public building
4 great tank

Panchayats at the intermediate level may not be constituted in a State, having a population less than:
1 Ten lakhs
2 Fifteen lakhs
3 Twenty lakhs
4 Twenty-five lakhs

India has signed an agreement to procure Advanced Jet Trainer (Hawk) from which of the following countries ?
2 UK
3 France
4 Russia

What is the kind of state representation in the general assembly of the International Labour Organization :
1 Two representatives of the state government
2 One each representative of the workers and employees
3 (A) and (B)
4 None of the above

India has signed an agreement to procure Advanced Jet Trainer (Hawk) from which of the following countries?
2 UK
3 France
4 Russia

Who had demarcated the border-line between India and Pakistan?
1 McMohan
2 Lord Durand
3 Redcliffe
4 None of these

Who Presides over the meeting of the council of Ministers?
1 The Prime Ministers
2 The President
3 Cabinet Secretary
4 Lok Sabha Speaker

Which of the following is wrongly matched
1 The Pitt’s India Act (1784) : Board of Control to guide and control company’s affairs
2 Charter Act of 1813 : Company’s monopoly of trade with India ended
3 Charter Act of 1833 : Company’s debt taken over by the government of India
4 Charter Act of 1853 : To regulate company’s affairs

Attorney General of India is Appointed by
1 Chief Justice of Supreme Court
2 Parliament
3 Law Minister
4 President

Market Research is needed for-
1 Choosing the right sales persons
2 Choosing the right products
3 Making proper marketing decisions
4 Deciding the sales incentives

With reference to normal human beings consider the following statements:
1. In response to the presence of HCL, secretin is produced from the duodenum.
2. Enterogastrone is produced in the small intestine in response to the presence of fatty acids.
Which of the statements is/are correct?
1 Only 1
2 Only 2
3 Both 1 & 2
4 Neither 1 nor 2

What was the important landmark judgement regarding amendment of the Constitution (Article 368)
1 Golak Nath vs State of Punjab
2 Kesavananda vs State of Kerala, Minerva Mill vs. Union of India
3 Shankari Prasad vs. Union of India
4 All the above

Vyas Sanman is given for excellence in the field of –
1 Music
2 Literature
3 Social Service
4 Sports

With which one of the following dance form is Madhavi Mudgal associated?
1 Bharat Natyam
2 Odissi
3 Kathak
4 Kathakali

One Gigabyte is Approximately equal is
1 1000,000 bytes
2 1000,000,000 bytes
3 1000,000,000,000 bytes
4 None of these

Who is the first India to take a hat trick in an international test
1 Kapil Dev
2 Jasu Patel
3 Harbhajan Singh
4 B.S. Chandrasekhar

The theory of use and disuse was used to explain evolution by
1 Lamarck
2 Darwin
3 De Vries
4 Wallace

What is Sriharikota famous for?
1 An important steel making centre
2 Satellite launching station
3 Thermal Power House
4 Hindu pilgrim centre

`Rainbow’ is
1 An ice-cream
2 Prasar Bharti’s FM Channel
3 A suitcase
4 A musical group

In 305 BC, which Maurya ruler defeated Alexander’s general Seleucus Nicator and received the territories of Kabul and Balochistan ?
1 Bindusara
2 Ashok the Great
3 Chandragupta Maurya
4 Dasharatha Maurya

The cells that make up neurilemma in nerve tissue are
1 Epithelial cells
2 Connective tissue
3 Schwann cells
4 Erythrocytes

Which of the following events was the first to take place?
1 Chauri Chaura Incident
2 Kakori Incident
3 Bardoli Satyagraha
4 Rowlatt Satyagraha

Whichone of the following newspaper was launched by Motilal Nehru?
1 Leader
2 The Independent
3 Hindustan Times
4 National Herald

In which book or books the religious discourses of Gautam Buddha were collected?
1 Suttapitaka
2 Jataks
3 Vinayapitaka
4 Amidhammapitaka

Animals belonging to different classes of Vertebrates have developed similar adaptational features to a particular type of habitat. This phenomenon is called
1 Convergent evolution
2 Adaptive radiation
3 Mimicry
4 Parallel evolution

Pneumonia is a bacterial disease caused by the type of bacteria called
1 Bacilli
2 Cocci
3 Sprilli
4 Vibrio

‘Tipu Sultan’ had his capital at
1 Srirangapatnam
2 Mysore
3 Bangalore
4 Bhagyanagar

Cellular component can be physically separated from each other by
1 Centrifugation
2 Radioactive tracers
3 Microscopy
4 Chromatography

Reliance Industries Ltd., on December 22, 2009, announced a third successive gas discovery in the – deep-sea block in the Krishna-Godavari basin, off the east coast.
1 D9
2 D3
3 D34
4 D32

What Is an ECO- MARK?
1 A scheme for labelling Environment Friendly Consumer Product.
2 A Scheme for labelling pollution free industrial Unit.
3 A Cost-effective Production Technique
4 An International Certification recognizing, Eco Friendly building

Consider the following statements about Internet facility:
1 It serves as the largest one-line information system.
2 It provides the most dependable and latest mode for sending E-mail.
3 Recurring expenditure on communication E-mail is very high.
4 It is often misused and has triggered cyber-crimes.

In which field of art extraordinary progress was made in the Gupta period?
1 Architecture
2 Sculpture
3 Painting
4 Coinage

In which of the following years did the present name of Uttar Pradesh come into existence?
1 1947
2 1950
3 1956
4 1935

Which of the following is true?
1 Plotters are not available for microcomputer systems
2 Micro-computer are not programmed like conventional computers
3 Mini-computers are task-oriented
4 The contents of ROM are easily changed

Who were the first teacher of the Buddha, after his great renunciation?
1 Alar and Udarka
2 Ananda and Ashvaghosh
3 Sariputra and Maudagalyayana
4 Alara and Kalam

Which one of the following metals does not react with water to produce Hydrogen?
1 Sodium
2 Potassium
3 Lithium
4 Cadmium

. Which ruler went to Sri Lanka to spread Buddhism
1 Ashoka
2 Samudragupta
3 Sanghamitra
4 Chitragupta

Which one the following kingdoms was founded by Raja Odeyar?
1 Tanjore
2 Jinji
3 Mysore
4 Madura

Kautilya’s ‘Arthashastra’ mainly deals with which aspect of he Mauryan period?
1 Village Community
2 City Administration
3 Economic system
4 The state

The most important feature in the economic measure pursued by Allauddin Khilji was
1 market control
2 foreign trade
3 minting of new coins
4 development of agriculture

Which on of the following authorities has the power to prescribe the tenure of office of the Chief Election Commissioner?
1 The President
2 The Parliament
3 The Council of Ministers
4 The President subject to law made by the Parliament

Many a times we read in the news papers about the talks going on about India-SACU Preferential Trade Agreement. SACU is a Southern African Customs Union (SACU) with how many members of Southern Africa?
1 6
2 5
3 4
4 3

Who collected land revenue during Akbar’s reign?
1 Government Employees
2 Zamindars
3 Jagirdars
4 Village Panchayats

Which one of the following amendment Acts added Bodo, Dogri, Maithili and santhali Languages in the Eight Schedule to the Constitution?
1 100th Amendment Act 2003
2 97th Amendment Act 2003
3 92nd Amendment Act 2003
4 91st Amendment Act 2003

When 1 litre of water freezes, the volume of ice formed will be
1 0.9 litre
2 1.0 litre
3 1.11 litre
4 1.5 litre

CRM means -.
1 Customer Relationship Management
2 Customer Retention Manager
3 Customers’ Relatives Meet
4 Channel Route Market

In the worst fire in Russian history, more than 100 people were killed and still more wounded in a nightclub in the Ural city of – in December 2009.
1 Leningrad
2 Stalingrad
3 Ursula
4 Perm

‘Rosatom’ is the atomic energy agency of –
1 Canada
2 France
3 Britain
4 Germany

How is Satyadev Dubey well known?
1 Playwright and Director
2 A renowned economist
3 A well known environmentalist
4 A renowned Hindi Poet

Consider the following statements: 1. In Macedonia, ethnic Albanians are a minority. 2. In Kosovo, Serbians are a majority. Which of the statements is/are correct?
1 Only 1
2 Only 2
3 Both 1 & 2
4 Neither 1 nor 2

Which is the oldest mountain range in India ?
1 Aravali
2 Himalayas
3 Sahyadri
4 Vindhyas

A bacterium divides every minute and takes an hour to fill a cup. How much time will it take to fill half the cup?
1 15 minutes
2 30 minutes
3 59 minutes
4 60 minutes

Calorie value is the least of the following materials –
1 Coal gas
2 Producer gas
3 Steam fiery gas
4 Oil gas

Which among the following has the maximum lifespan
1 Eagle
2 Tortoise
3 Tiger
4 Elephant

The first person to observe the bacteria, protozoa and spermatozoa under the microscope was
1 Theodore Schwann
2 Matthias Schleiden
3 Robert Hooke
4 Leuwenhoek

When a system is changed by force, that change is –
1 Growth
2 Development
3 Evoluion
4 Revolution

Which of the following countries is not a member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) ?
1 Russia
2 Tajikistan
3 Uzbekistan
4 Mongolia

Water boils at a lower temperature on the hills because
1 It is cold on the hills
2 There is less carbon dioxide on the hills
3 There is a decrease in air pressure on the hills
4 there is less oxygen

Who among the following has not championed the modern synthetic theory of organic evolution:
1 Julian Huxley
2 T. Dobzanski
3 G.L. Stebbins
4 De Vries

Article 14 of the Indian Constitution speaks about ‘Equal Protection of the Law’ which means
1 All are equal in the eyes of law
2 Law shall traet all equally
3 Equality of treatment within a class
4 Equal application of rule of law for all

The Prime Minister of India recently flagged off the first ever train in the Kashmir valley. The train will cover which of the following pairs of stations on its final completions?
1 Anantnag – Quazigund
2 Anantnag – Katra
3 Katra – Quazigund
4 None of the Above

According to latest government data released in December 2009, industrial production grew by an impressive – per cent in October, 2009, against 0.1 per cent in 2008.
1 8.9
2 9.8
3 10.3
4 11.5

What is the colour of the “Dharma Chakra” in the middle of our National Flag?
1 Sea blue
2 Black
3 Navy blue
4 Green

A car travels the first one third of a certain distance with a speed of 10 km/hr, the next one third distance with a speed of 20 km/hr and the last one-third distance with a speed of 60 km/hr. The average speed of the car for whole journey is
1 18 km/hr
2 24 km/hr
3 30 km/hr
4 36 km/hr

Which of the following king started the Vikram Sanvad?
1 Kanishka
2 Vikramaditya
3 Rudradaman
4 Kadphises

What is the proper use of signal generator?
1 Designing
2 Testing
3 Repairing
4 All of the Above

In context of the ongoing awareness and actions worldwide about Climate Change and Environment protection, what is the maximum safe level of Carbon Dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere which has been also called as climatological tipping point and demands for mitigation of global warming before we reach at this point?
1 270 ppm
2 300 ppm
3 330 ppm
4 350 ppm

Who collected land revenue during Akbar’s reign?
1 Government Employees
2 Zamindars
3 Jagirdars
4 Village Panchayats

Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny is the theory of
1 Evolution
2 Reduction
3 Recapitulation
4 Darwinism

Which among the following is the first country in the world to declare Internet broadband access a legal right?
1 France
2 Italy
3 Ireland
4 Finland

The first summit of NAM was held at –
1 Cairo
2 Lusaka
3 Belgrade
4 New Delhi

A balance diet contains
1 animal protein
2 macro and micro nutrients
3 food nutrients for growth and maintenance
4 butter and ghee

Under the Indian Federation, which institution can rightly be called the ‘ Balance-Wheel’?
1 Inter- State Council
2 Election commission of India
3 Judiciary
4 President of India

Transistors are associated with which computer system?
1 First generation
2 Fifth generation
3 Second generation
4 None of these

Which is/are the main provisions of Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000?
1 Finalisation of contracts through electronic media.
2 Legal recognition to digital signatures and documents.
3 Making hacking with computer system an office.
4 All of the above

Dr. Manmohan Singh has recently declared an Indian river as ‘National River’. The name of the river is
1 Brahmaputra
2 Mahanadi
3 Ganga
4 Kosi

. The most magnificent of Shajahan’s buildings is
1 Red Fort Delhi
2 Jama Masjid
3 Taj Mahal
4 Diwan-e-Khas

The disease that is caused by viral infection is
1 Typhoid
2 Cholera
3 Common cold
4 Tetanus

Find out the odd one
1 Nobel Prize
2 Magsaysay Award
3 Commonwealth Writers Prize
4 Jnanapith Award

The disease caused by eating fish due to mercury poisoning is called
1 Minamata
2 Diarrhoea
3 Dysentery
4 Cholera

Calorie value is the least of the following materials –
1 Coal gas
2 Producer gas
3 Steam fiery gas
4 Oil gas

The Multi-Lingual Natural Disaster Information System (NDIS) has been developed by
1 Geneva Software Technologies Ltd. (GSTL)
2 Infosys
3 Wipro
4 Microsoft

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