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

1. Recently, 139 greater flamingos were electrocuted at which one of the following Wildlife Sanctuaries? a. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanct...

Current Affair -Feb/March 2012 for CLAT & IBPS

1. Recently, 139 greater flamingos were electrocuted at which one of the following Wildlife Sanctuaries?
a. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary
b. Keoladev Ghana Wildlife Sanctuary
c. Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary
d. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

2. The Government of India has set up a mechanism to access all intelligence data.The name of this mechanism is:
a. Indian Intelligence Grid (INTEL GRID)
b. National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID)
c. Indian Spy
d. Third Eye

3. Which one of the following Indian photographers was declared the Grand Prix winner among 60,000 entries in the International Nikon Photo Contest?
a. Raghu Rai
b. Homai Vyarawalla
c. S Paul
d. Debarshi Duttagupta

4. Who is the current Chief Justice of India?
a. KG Balakrishnan
b. YK Sabharwal
c. RC Lohati
d. HS Kapadia

5. The South Asian Football Federation Cup (SAFF) Championship was recently organised in:
a. Chennai
b. Mumbai
c. Panaji
d. New Delhi

6. An enclave has been named as ‘Mahatma Gandhi District’ in which of the following cities of the USA?
a. New York
b. Los angles
c. Chicago
d. Houston

7. Which one of the following personalities was recently appointed as the Chairperson of the Press Council of India (PCI)?
a. Altamas Kabir
b. Raju Ramachandran
c. Markandey Katju
d. Mrs Vibha Bhargava

8. According to the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) - 2010, which of the following countries leads
the world in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges?
a. Switzerland
b. Iceland
c. New Zealand
d. Australia

9. Stem cell therapy is best suitable for:
a. Leukemia
b. Parkinson's disease
c. Spinal cord injuries
d. All of the above

10. The term ‘Jasmine Revolution’ is best defined as:
a. A women’s uprising in Yemen
b. A code name given to the ‘SlutWalk movement’ in Canada
c. A pro-democracy demonstration in Tunisia
d. An anti-apartheid drive in South Africa

11. Who is/are the author(s) of the book Steve Jobs?
a. Steve Jobs
b. Walter Isaacson
c. Jay Elliot and William L Simon
d. Christopher Hurt

12. Who among the following has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Japan recently?
a. Taro Aso
b. Yukio Hatoyama
c. Naoto Kan
d. Yoshihiko Noda

13. Who among the following personalities has been declared the winner of the Man Booker Prize - 2011?
a. Tomas Transtromer
b. Jules A Hoffman
c. Julian Barnes
d. Saul Perlmutter

14. Bhagyam Oilfields are located in which one of the following states?
a. Gujarat
b. Maharashtra
c. Rajasthan
d. Andhra Pradesh

15. Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant is being set up with the help of which of the following countries?
a. France
b. UK
c. USA
d. Russia

16. India’s first double-decker train was flagged off between which of the following stations?
a. Howrah and Dhanbad
b. Mumbai and Pune
c. New Delhi and Bhopal
d. Bengaluru and Mangalore

17. LED, a common display technology, stands for:
a. Laser Emitting Diode
b. Light Emitting Dipole
c. Light Emitting Diode
d. Laser Emitting Display

18. Which of the following social activists has been selected for the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2011, for her sustained work towards empowering women?
a. Ela Bhatt
b. Kiran Bedi
c. Arundhati Roy
d. Medha Patkar

19. Who among the following has been named as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the cricket World Cup 2015 Local Organising Committee?
a. James Strong
b. Dr. Danny Jordaan
c. John Harnden
d. Haroon Lorgat

20. ‘Vivek Express’, which recently became the longest distance travelling train by replacing Himsagar Express, covers what distance?
a. 3725 km
b. 4286 km
c. 5006 km
d. 4056 km

21. An on-board TV service, the first of its kind on Indian Railways, will be provided in which of the following trains?
a. Rajdhani Express
b. Duronto Express
c. Shatabdi Express
d. Deccan Odyssey

22. What is the name of the natural preservative that can prevent food from rotting by destroying the bacteria that make meat, fish, eggs and dairy products decompose?
a. Bisin
b. Disodium ETA
c. BHA
d. BHT

23. What is ‘Memogate’?
a. A secret report of the KGB blaming the USA for disintegration of the former USSR
b. A scandal regarding the deployment of NATO troops in Afghanistan
c. A scandal involving the Pakistani Ambassador to the US seeking help to avert a military takeover in Pakistan
d. A scandal related to with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the US Government and
Air France

24. Choose the incorrect option:
(Aircraft company) - (Country)
a. Airbus - France
b. Tupolev - Russia
c. Embraer - USA
d. Bombardier - Canada

25. Who among the following personalities has won the most nominations for the 2012 Grammy Awards?
a. Kanye West
b. Lady Gaga
c. Adele
d. Rihanna

26. Name the first Indian spy satellite that will be operational by 2014 to keep an eye on neighboring
a. SPY-Sat
b. Eagle
d. CCI-Sat

27. VR Raghunath is associated with which of the following sports?
a. Football
b. Rowing
c. Hockey
d. Archery

28. According to the recent Global Livability Survey, which city of the world has been judged as the world’s most livable city?
a. Mexico City
b. Melbourne
c. London
d. New Delhi

29. The Bonn conference, which was held recently, involved which of the following countries?
a. Libya
b. Yemen
c. Egypt
d. Afghanistan

30. Which one of the following countries has the largest number of illiterate adults in the world, according to UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report-2011?
a. Brazil
b. Indonesia
c. India
d. China

31. Recently, which of the following singers was honoured with the first Hridaynath award for her contribution to Indian music?
a. Asha Bhosle
b. Lata Mangeshkar
c. Abida Parveen
d. Hemlata

32. Who is the only batsman in the cricket to score 7,000 ODI runs with a strike rate of over 100?
a. Adam Gilchrist
b. Shahid Afridi
c. Virender Sehwag
d. Ricardo Powell

33. Sebastian Vettel drives for which of the following teams?
a. McLaren
b. Ferrari
c. Mercedes
d. Red Bull

1. (a) Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary
2. (b) Na_ onal Intelligence Grid (NATGRID)
3. (d) Debarshi Du_ agupta
4. (d) HS Kapadia
5. (d) New Delhi
6. (d) Houston
7. (c) Markandey Katju
8. (b) Iceland
9. (d) All of the above
10. (c) A pro-democracy demonstra_ on in Tunisia
11. (b) Walter Isaacson
12. (d) Yoshihiko Noda
13. (c) Julian Barnes
14. (c) Rajasthan
15. (d) Russia
16. (a) Howrah and Dhanbad
17. (c) Light Emi_ ng Diode
18. (a) Ela Bha_
19. (c) John Harnden
20. (b) 4286 km
21. (c) Shatabdi Express
22. (a) Bisin
23. (c) A scandal involving the Pakistani Ambassador to the US seeking help to avert a military takeover in Pakistan
24. (c) Embraer - USA
25. (a) Kanye West
26. (d) CCI-Sat
27. (c) Hockey
28. (b) Melbourne
29. (d) Afghanistan
30. (c) India
31. (b) Lata Mangeshkar
32. (c) Virender Sehwag
33. (d) Red Bull