Quiz 291: General Socio-Economic Awareness for Civil Services, Banks, State Public Services and All Other Examinations
1.Who among the following is heading a Committee constituted to short listed five symbols from 4,000 entries for a public competition to select a design for symbol for Indian Rupee?
2.Recently we read in the newspapers that Punjab National Bank, is planning to open 100,000 biometric Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) by 2013. The biometric ATMs will be vital in which of the following?
(B)Better access to the educated people in urban area
(C)Better access to the illiterate / less educated people in rural area
(D)Increased brand presence for the Bank
(E)None of them
3.Which of the following country is largest FDI recipient of the world in 2009?
4.Which among the following option best describes the objective and scope of Kishori Shakti Yojna?
(A)To decrease the absenteeism from the girls schools on secondary level of 11-18 years adolescent girls
(B)To improve the nutrition and health status of 11-18 years adolescent girls in all districts of the country
(C)To provide free education and study material to 11-18 years adolescent girls in secondary education
(D)To provide vocational training to adolescent girls of 11-18 years to make them financially independent
(E)None of the above
5.In how many states of India State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has been constituted till now? (as of December 18, 2009)
6.Which among the following agencies has suggestednew Child Growth Standards to all countries to monitor growth of Children ?
(A)World Health Organization
(B)British Medical Association
(C)World Child Life Program
(E)None of them
7.Recent WHO estimates suggest that there were 32 million diabetics in India in 2004 and it is projected that India would have largest number of diabetics (80 million) in the world by 2030. In how many states the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke was launched by Government of India on pilot basis in 2008?
8.Which among the following comes under the Integrated Nutrient Management of Government of India ?
(A)Cattle & Dairy
(C)Meat & Poultry
(E)None of them
9.How many Ultra Mega Power Projects(UMPP) were originally envisaged under the Central Government ?
10.40th International Film Festival of India was held recently in Panaji, Goa. The first film to be screened was Wheat. This was a historical drama of ___?
11.India is world’s largest producer and consumer of Spices. To establish common infrastructure facilities for cleaning, grading, processing, packing facilities etc., primarily to empower the spices farmers through value-addition and quality improvement of spices the Government has proposed to set up how many Spices Parks in the country?
12.Which among the following missions of Government of India follow Perform, Achieve and Trade mechanism?
(A)National Solar Mission
(B)National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency
(C)National Mission on Sustainable Habitat
(D)National Water Mission
(E)National Mission for a Green India
13.Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission or Solar India is one of the missions of Government under India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change. In all,
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14.Over the past few years, incidents of piracy in the Gulf of Aden have increased considerably as we read that more than 174 piracy attempts, involving ships of various nationalities have taken place in the last one year in the Gulf of Aden and off the coast of Somalia. In order to deter, dissuade and prevent hijackings in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Navy has deployed one warship continuously in the Gulf of Aden since 23rd Oct 2008. What is the name of this warship of Indian Navy?
15.Which of the following organizations in India have recently developed a rapid and cost-effective Swine flu virus H1N1 specific isothermal gene amplification assay for reliable and early clinical diagnosis of H1N1 human patients?
(A)All India Institute of Medical Science
(B)Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research
(C)Defense Research and Development Organization
(D)National Centre for Disease Control
(E)None of them
16.In which year Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities was launched ?
17.Which among the following villages were included in the
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(A)All villages with a population of minimum 2000
(B)1000 villages with minimum SC population of 50%
(C)1000 villages with minimum ST population of 50%
(D)1000 villages with minimum SC+ST population of 50%
(E)1000 villages with minimum SC population of 70%
18.Where is located Ministry of New & Renewable Energy ‘s Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET)?
19.The Constitution 73rd Amendment had initiated the process of political empowerment of the Panchayats in the country. Since then, Panchayat elections have been regularly held in all the States and Union Territories in India where Part IX of the Constitution is applicable. Which among the
following states has been an exception to this ?
20.Which among the following states in India is NOT using world bank loan assistance for implementing rural water supply projects?