Quiz 257: General Awareness for All Examinations

1.’Hari Om Ashram Trust’ award is given by which of the following organizations in India ?
(A)Indian Council of Agriculture Research
(B)Indian Council for Cultural Relations
(C)Indian Council of Social Science Research
(D)Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun
(E)None of them

View List of ICAR Awards
UGC National Hariom Trust Awards

2.Who among the following is the chief of Border Security Force (BSF)?
(A)ML Kumavat
(B)Raman Srivastava
(C)A S Gill
(D)Ashwani Kumar
(E)None of the above

The current Director General is Mr.Raman Srivastava who took charge in June 2009, an officer of the Indian Police Service, from the state of Kerala.
Please note ML Kumavat replaced AK Mitra in September 2008, Mr. Raman Srivastava replaced ML Kumavat in June 2009. http://bsf.nic.in/message.htm

3.The Government of India has recently extended a confessional LOC of 250 million US dollars to the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID). This bank contributes towards the economic development of which of the following?
(A)West Asia
(B)South America
(C)Western Africa
(D)Central Africa
(E)South Africa

4.In which of the following Western African countries, India has recently appointed Vinod Sachdeva as its First Ambassador?
(A)Niger
(B)Senegal
(C)Liberia
(D)Burkina Faso
(E)Ghana

5.’Sarbajit Roy versus DERC’ was a famous case in the later half of 2006. This case is particularly related to which of the following?
(A)Fundamental rights
(B)Right to Information
(C)Income Tax
(D)Information Technology
(E)Software Piracy

6.In which of the following countries Third Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions was held in 2009?
(A)Uzbekistan
(B)Kazakhstan
(C)Russia
(D)Kyrgyzstan
(E)South Africa

7.Which country has proposed the United Nations to declare August 29th the anniversary of the shut-down of the Semipalatinsk site in 1991 as an ‘International Day of Nuclear Weapons Renunciation’?
(A)Russia
(B)Kyrgyzstan
(C)Uzbekistan
(D)Kazakhstan
(E)Turkmenistan

8.Who among the following initiated the Pan-African Network Project to take up a project to digitally inter-connect all the 53 countries of the continent?
(A)Sonia Gandhi
(B)Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(C)Man Mohan Singh
(D)A P J Abdul Kalam
(E)Pratibha Devisingh Patil

9. “Teen Bigha Corridor ” has been in news as a dispute between ___?
(A)India & Pakistan
(B)India & Nepal
(C)India & Bangladesh
(D)India & Myanmar
(E)India & Sri Lanka

10.Recently Bangladesh has taken its disputes over maritime boundary claims before a United Nations [UN] tribunals as a compulsory arbitration under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea against which of the following country(s)?
(A)India
(B)Myanmar
(C)India & Myanmar
(D)China and Myanmar
(E)None of them

11.Which state in India is a main population center of Indian ethnic group of Black African descent called as Siddi?
(A)Maharastra
(B)Gujarat
(C)Andhra Pradesh
(D)kerala
(E)West Bengal

12.Many a times we read about ‘South-South Cooperation’. The term is used by policymakers and academics to describe the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge between which of the following?
(A)India & South Africa
(B)South Asia & South Africa
(C)South America and South Asia
(D)Developing countries
(E)India and South America

13.In the first half of 2008, India Africa Forum Summit which constitutes the basic framework for the relations under the South-South Cooperation platform was held in which of the following cities?
(A)New Delhi
(B)Bangalore
(C)Cape Town
(D)Harare
(E)Caire

14.Which among the following is not correctly matched?
(A)Lusaka, Zambia
(B)Victoria, Seychelles
(C)Porto-Novo, Benin
(D)Kampala, Uganda
(E)Kolda, Senegal

15.Harpreet Singh is a player of which of the following sports?
(A)Wrestling
(B)Boxing
(C)Hockey
(D)Football
(E)None of them

16.Lavani is one of the most popular forms of dance and music that is practiced in which state?
(A)Maharastra
(B)Bihar
(C)Gujarat
(D)Andhra Pradesh
(E)Karnataka

17.Dr B C Roy National Award, is the most prestigious award in which of the following fields in India?
(A)Science
(B)Medicine
(C)Social Works
(D)Literature
(E)Music

18.In context of the Indian awards and honors in sports, which among the following is given as Life Time achievement award?
(A)Dronacharya Award
(B)Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
(C)Dhyan Chand Award
(D)Arjuna Award
(E)None of them

19.In which year Government of India launched the International Gandhi Peace Prize ?
(A)1990
(B)1992
(C)1995
(D)1996
(E)1997

20.”My Country My Life” is an autobiography of which of the following leaders?
(A)Dr. R venkatramanan
(B)Lal Krishna Advani
(C)AB Vajpayee
(D)APJ Abdul Kalam
(E)V P Singh

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  • Anonymous
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    Please Confirm for Q1
    National Hari Om Ashram Trust awards is being given by University Grants Commision.
    Ref Site.
    http://www.ugc.ac.in/notices/HOA_awards2.html
    Correct me if i am wrong….

  • Admin
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    What You say is right , I agree with you.But the question is not giving you UGC as option

  • Anonymous
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    Answer for Q2 is not Raman Srivatsava.
    It is M.L Kumawat
    Please verify…..

  • Anonymous
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    hi buddies,
    any one wrote the sbi clerk exam on 8/11/09 . please post some q's asked in that exam . i am going to write exam on 15/11/09.

    thanks in advance . atlease tell me which months current affairs are covered in that.

  • Anonymous
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    g.k.-sbi-08/11/09
    dadasaheb phalke award-2009
    air-air missile 2009
    nepal prime minister
    election commissioner

    computer
    cd-shape
    brain of the comp

  • pooja
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    its good.