General Studies & Current Affairs for Bank, SSC, CLAT, Civil Services and other Competitive Exams

1. Which among the following states has announced that 90% of the seats in sports academies  will be filled by players from the same state? ...

IBPS CWE Clerical Exam: General Awareness: Practice Set 3

1. Which among the following states has announced that 90% of the seats in sports academies will be filled by players from the same state?
a. Uttar Pradesh  b. Madhya Pradesh  c. Haryana  d. Punjab

2. Which of the following countries has launched its annual Arirang festival featuring mass games and artistic performances?
a. North Korea  b. South Korea  c. Singapore  d. Indonesia

3. According to new data released by telecom regulator TRAI what percentage of the inhabited villages in the country had Village Public Telephone (VPT) connections as of the end of the quarter till 31 March 2011?
a. 68.5%  b. 78.5%  c. 88.5%  d. 98.5%

4. Which state has the highest rural teledensity of 70.23 ?
a. Karnataka  b. Himachal Pradesh  c. Rajasthan  d. Gujarat

5. Who among the following has become the world’s No. 1 double trap shooter as per the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) rankings released recently?
a. Gagan Narang   b. Sanjeev Rathore c. Vijay Kumar d. Ranjan Sodhi

6. Which Indian wildlife research and bio-diversity conservation organisation will assist Indonesian authorities in undertaking non-invasive genetics research on two critically endangered species — the Javan and the Sumatran rhinos — in Indonesia?   
a. Aaranyak  b. Parivesh  c. Paryavaran  d. Sanrakshak

7. Which country is stepping into the Indian Ocean for the first time for mineral exploration?
a. Japan  b. Canada  c. China  d. India

8. Which among the following is the latest European country to act against the burqa after France and Belgium banned the wearing of burqa in public? 
a. Germany  b. Spain  c. Italy  d. Denmark

9. Which Indian-American expert in international finance law has been appointed as Senior Advisor in the US State Department's South and Central Asia Bureau to cement ties with the Diaspora groups?
a. Mitul Desai  b. Sanjeev Upadhyay  c. Upendra Bansal  d. Manendra Singh

10. Which airline has become the first to use biofuels on regular commercial fl ights in a sixmonth trial that it estimates will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 1,500 tones during the period?
a. Lufthans  b. Air India  c. Kingfisher  d. Airbus

11. Which country is not a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council?
a. China b. Japan  c. UK  d. France

12. Which among the following was first specialised agency to be associated with the UN?
a.  ILO  b.  WHO  c.  FAO  d.  ITU

13. Ministry Of Earth Sciences, Government of India was formed by restructuring of which of the following ministry?
a. Ministry of Space Sciences  b. Ministry of Ocean  Development  c. Ministry of Nuclear power  Development  d. Ministry of Science and  Technology

14. The first Indian satellite was launched in which year?
a. 1963  b. 1973  c. 1975  d. 1981

15. The National Council of Educational Research and Training is headquartered at which of the following cities?
a. Mumbai  b. New Delhi  c. Bhopal  d. Lucknow

16. Lalgudi G.Jayaraman is famous for playing which of the following musical instruments?
a. Flute  b. Violin  c. Tabla  d. Sitar

17. Maach and Nachya are traditional theatre forms of which of the following states?
a. Madhya Pradesh  b. Maharashtra  c. West Bengal  d. Odisha

18. At which of the following places is the famous Kumbha mela not organised?
a. Ujjain  b. Allahabad  c. Haridwar  d. Varanasi

19. Sariputra stupa is situated in which of the following state of India?
a. Uttar Pradesh  b. Bihar  c. Tamil Nadu  d. Karnataka

20.  The asteroid belt lies between the orbit of :
a. Mars and Venus  b. Mars and Jupiter  c. Earth and Mars  d. Jupiter and Saturn

21.  The author of book ‘The Insider’ is:
a. Manmohan Singh  b. Atal Bihari Vajpayee  c. PV Narsimha Rao  d. Yashpal Sinha

22. Which among the following is the universal blood donor?
a. AB  b. A  c. B  d. O

23. Which of the award winning films given below had no dialogue?
a. Dastak  b. Koshish  c. Pushpak  d. Mausam

24. Bhogali Bihu festival is celebrated in:
a. Assam  b. Orissa  c. Jharkhand  d. Rajasthan

25.  Which among the following is an imaginary arc on the Earth's surface from the North Pole to the South Pole and connects all locations along it at a given longitude?
a. Meridian  b. Contours  c. Isobars  d. Isohem

26.  Which of the following countries in the world is the biggest consumer of gold?
a. China b. United States  c. India  d. Russia

27. According to the Economic Survey 2010-11, what percentage of milk produced in country is still handled in the unorganised sector?
a. 20%  b. 40% c. 60%  d. 80%

28.  Which of the following is not among the four National Commodity Spot Exchanges with electronic trading platforms?
a. National Spot Exchange  Limited  b. NCDEX Spot Exchange  (NSPOT)  c. TATA  Spot Exchange d. National APMC

29. According to Economic Survey 2010-11, what percentage of net sown area in country is rainfed?
a. 25%  b. 40%  c. 60%  d. 80%

30. As of 31 March 2010, how many CPSEs are their under the administrative control of various ministries/department?
a. 149  b. 249  c. 349  d. 449

31. Which among the following countries tops the list of FDI equity investment in India?
a. United States  b. United Kingdom  c. Mauritius  d. Singapore

32. According to the National Skill Development Policy, what is the target year for the Department of Information Technology’s aim of training 10 million people?
a. 2012  b. 2015  c. 2017  d. 2020

33. The Visa-on-Arrival Scheme 2010 was launched on a pilot basis for five countries. Which of the following was not among them?
a. Finland  b. Japan  c. Luxembourg  d. United States

34. Retail trading comes under which of the following lists of constitution of India?
a. Union List  b. State List  c. Concurrent List  d. Residuary

35. Which among the following countries has the maximum number of legal practitioners in the world?
a. USA  b. India  c. China  d. UK

1. b. Madhya Pradesh  2. a. North Korea  3. d. 98.5%  4. b. Himachal Pradesh  5. d. Ranjan Sondhi 6. a. Aranyak  7. c. China  8. c. Italy  9. a. Mitul Desai  10. a. Lufthansa  11. b. Japan  12. a. ILO 13. b. Ministry of Ocean   Development  14. c. 1975  15. b. New Delhi  16. b. Violin  17. a. Madhya Pradesh  18. d. Varanasi  19. b. Bihar 20. b. Mars and Jupiter  21. c. PV Narasimha Rao 22. d. O 23. c. Pushpak  24. a. Assam  25. a. Meridian  26. c. India  27. d. 80%  28. c. TATA Spot Exchange 29. c 60%  30. b. 249  31. c. Mauritius  32. d. 2020  33. d. United States 34. b. State List 35. a. USA