December 06, 2011

GK & Current Affair for SNAP

1. Recently, Indian President Pratibha Patil has laid the foundation stone for the ‘Asian Textiles Museum‘ in which of the following Southeast Asian countries?
(a) Thailand (b) Indonesia (c) Vietnam (d) Cambodia


2. Which of the following Indian actors has been appointed as Brand Ambassador of Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd, India’s leading paint manufacturer? (a) Abhishek Bachchyan (b) Amir Khan (c) Shahrukh Khan (d) Akshay Kumar


3. Who among the following personalities has been appointed as the new chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes?
(a) Pratyush Sinha (b) C P Jain (c) K Vasudev (d) M C Joshi 


4. Which of the following Indian cricket players won the Polly Umrigar Award 2011 for his performance during 2009-2010?
(a) Rahul Dravid (b) Sachin Tendulkar (c) Mahendra Singh Dhoni (d)Sehwag


5. For the first time, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has been appointed as external auditor of two major UN organisations. Identify the organizations.
(a) World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (b) UNESCO an d World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) (c) Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) (d) UNICEF and UNESCO


6. Name the richest country in the world with per capita income of U.S. $ 90,149 in 2010, according to Global Finance, a leading US business magazine, which has released the list recently.
(a) Qatar (b) Luxembourg (c) Norway (d) Singapore


7. Name the virus which was responsible for attacking Google’s social networking site, Orkut on September 25, 2010.
(a) FIRE Worm (b) Bom Sabado Worm (c) BOBBIT Virus (d) GALLUP Virus 82. 


8.Which software company has designed “worldwide telescope” a computer programme, which enables you to study even the universe and zoom the outer space?”
(a) IBM (b) Oracle (c) Google (d) Microsoft


9. “Your Place In The Sky” is the slogan of:
(a) Air India (b) atar Airways (c) Lufthansa Airlines (d) Air France


10. Which animal has been declared as national heritage animal of India in order to set up measures for its protection?
(a) Dolphin (b) Rhinoceros (c) Elephant (d) Lion


11. Who among the following personalities is the DirectorGeneral of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)?
(a) Yukiya Amano (b) Yui Kei (c) Ali Asgar Soltaniyeh (d) Anders Fogh Rasmussen


12. A New York judge slapped a record $92.8 million fine on Raj Rajaratnam, the hedge fund manager convicted in May, 2011 on 14 counts of insider trading charges. He is from:
(a) India (b) Pakistan (c) Sri Lanka (d) Singapore


13. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), relaxed its earlier decision asking insurance companies to guarantee a minimum return of what percent on unit-linked pension policies?
(a) 3 percent (b) 4 percent (c) 4.5 percent (d) 5 percent


14. Which of the following Indian cricketers has recently pledged to donate his organs?
(a) Virender Sehwag (b) Sachin Tendulkar (c) Gautam Gambhir (d) Yuvraj Singh 


15. An endeavour to ensure that no person in India dies for want of an organ, supported by the Apollo Transplant Institutes has been launched under the name of:
(a) ‘Hand in Hand’ (b) ‘Gift a Life’ (c) ‘Donate a life’ (d) ‘Gift to Nation’


16. National Human Right Commission has issued notice for non-payment of adequate compensation in Kasaragod district to the victims of which of the following chemical poisoning?
(a) MIC (b) Endosulfan (c) BHC (d) Malathion


17. Sree Padmanabhswami temple, a Hindu shrine situated at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala is dedicated to which of the following Hindu deity?
(a) Lord Shiva (b) Lord Vishnu (c) Lord Brahma (d) Lord Murugan Swamy


18. AH 4 Apache and CH-47 Chinook are combat and heavy lift helicopters respectively which have been developed by:
(a) Bell (b) Lockeed Martin (c) Avicopter (d) Boeing


19. Name the recently elected Prime Minister of Greece.
(a) Kostas Karamanlis (b) Andreas Papandreou (c) Konstantinos Mitsotakis (d) Lucas Papademos


20. Recently a former President was convicted to sevenyear jail term for rape and other sexual offences. Identify the country to which he belonged?
(a) Italy (b) Israel (c) Spain (d) Portugal 


21. BICRA ‘Group 5’ includes:
(a) China (b) Portugal (c) Thailand and Turkey (d) All of the above 


22. Which one of the following Indian cities would host the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) India Economic Summit for the first time in 26 years of the summit’s history?
(a) New Delhi (b) Chennai (c) Mumbai (d) Bengaluru


23. Honda’s human-shaped robot (Humanoid robot) has been named as:
(a) Sapiens (b) I (c) Asimo (d) AI 


24. Which of the following companies is a subsidiary of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and a leading business process outsourcing (BPO) provider in the U.K.?
(a) Genpact (b) Diligenta (c) Aegis (d) Total SolutionsPage 8 


25. Who among the following has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of the ‘King of Pop’, Michael Jackson?
(a) Johansson Murphy (b) Conrad Murray (c) John Pitt (d) Dr. J Koetji 100. Mary Ann Gomes is related with which of the following sports? (a) Kabaddi (b) Chess (c) Swimming (d) Athletics


ANSWERS:

1 d 2 c 3 d 4 b 5 c 6 a 7 b 8 d 9 a 10 c 11 a 12 c 13 c 14 c 15 b 16 b 17 b 18 d 19 d 20 b 21 d 22 c 23 c 24 b 25 b 26 b


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