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1.India's first point-to-point, non-stop train, Duronto Express was recently flagged off. It will run between ?
(A)Sealdah & Delhi
(B)New jalpaigudi & Delhi
(C)New Coochbehar & Delhi
2.According to a report by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) , which country granted maximum Patents in Year 2007?
3.Which of the following was constituted in 2006 by Government of India to give focused attention to the problem of the rainfed areas of the country?
(B)Department of Agriculture and Cooperation
(C)Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices
4. J Hari Narayan is related to which of the following organization?
5.Once a tiger haven, which of the following reserves holds the unfortunate distinction of becoming the first tiger reserve in India to lose all its wild tigers to poaching and forest degradation?
6.Where are the headquarters of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)?
7.To control bank's operations in entire Europe, recently SBI has decided to open an administrative office in which country?
8.India's Minister of surface transport Kamal nath was recently in the United States for a world road show to revive interest in foreign investment roads and highways. India Government has fixed a target of making what length of Road everyday?
9.What is India's rank in the world in Road transport network?
10.Which among the following banks issues BNB (Bhavishya Nirman Bonds) ?
(A)Reserve Bank of India
11.National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan were introduced in which of the following plans?
(A)Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in 9th Five Year Plan & NREGA in 10th five year plan
(B)Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in 9th Five Year Plan & NREGA in 11th five year plan
(C)Both Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan & NREGA in 10th five year plan
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan: The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan was launched towards the end of the Ninth Plan to achieve the goal of UEE through a time-bound integrated approach, in partnership with states.
NREGA: NREGA was launched on February 2, 2006 in 200 most backward districts, in the first phase was expanded to 330 districts in the second phase . The remaining 266 districts have been notified on September 28, 2007 where the scheme came into effect from April 1, 2008.
12.Shangri-La is an annual meeting which gets its name from the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore where the meeting is held. This meeting is held since 2002 and is related to which of the following?
(A)Trade in The Asia Pacific Region
(B)Climate Change Strategies
13. International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed on which date every year ?
14.Which among the following is the country's first Greenfield airport developed under the public-private partnership initiative?
(A)Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
(B)Indira Gandhi International Airport
(C)Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
15.To make larger credit available to the capital-intensive and credit starved hospitality industry at lower rates of interest, thus bringing down the high cost of the hotel projects which of the following 2 decisions have come lately?
(A)Union tourism ministry has permitted the hotel industry to go in for external commercial borrowings up to $100 million during the current financial year.
(B)Reserve Bank of India has removed hotels from the 'commercial real estate' classification.
(C)RBI has approved infrastructure status for hotel projects
16.Who among the following is current India's Ambassador to the US?
(B)Siddhartha Shankar Ray
17.Recently Reserve Bank of India presented its annual report for the year July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009. As per the report, the gross financial savings of households increased by what fraction in 2008-09?
18.Intelligence Bureau has recently asked the Department of Telecommunication to block all Internet telephony services since it poses a threat to national security. Which among the following is the most appropriate reason behind VoIP posing threat?
(A)We do not have the technology to track calls
(B)Most of the countries are blocking this service
(C)They are cheap but may be used by antisocial elements
19.In the recently held 55th National Awards (for year 2007-2008) who among the following has received best actor award?
20.Which among the following is most equivalent to Systematic Investment plan in Mutual Funds?
(A)Kisan Vikas Patra
(B)National Saving Certificates
(C)Post Office Recurring Deposit