Quiz 490: General Awareness for Bank PO Examinations

1.The Next Eleven Countries (N-11), as identified by the Goldman Sachs investment bank include mostly the following types of economy?
(A)Developed Countries
(B)Developing Countries
(C)Least Developed Countries
(D)None of them

2.The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana is a scheme of Government of India under which among the following Ministries?
(A)Ministry of Finance
(B)Ministry of Rural Development
(C)Ministry of Labour
(D)Ministry of Industry

3.Which among the following set of Indices is used by the Human Development Index to prepare its report?
(A)Life Expectancy Index , Education Index, Income Index
(B)Life Expectancy Index , Education Index, GDP
(C)Life Expectancy Index , Education Index, Adult Literacy Index
(D)GDP, Life Expectancy Index, Democracy Index

4.Which among the following is not the leading emerging economy that adds to G8 to make the new group G8+5?
(C)South Africa

5.Consider the following:
1. Malaria
2. Dengue
3. Kala-azar
4. Japanese Encephalitis
5. Chikungunya
Which among the above disease are covered by the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, launched by Government of India?
(A)1 & 2
(B)1, 2 & 3
(C)1, 2, 3 & 4
(D)1, 2,3, 4 & 5

6.National Food for Work Programme, was launched in 150 districts of India in 2004. Later this programme was subsumed in which among the following programmes?
(A)Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojna
(B)Mahatma Gandhi NREGA
(C)Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Yojna
(D)None of them

7.A person lost his job due to economic recession. He agreed to do some job on a low wage. This is known to be as which among the following?
(A)Seasonal Unemployment
(B)Cyclical Unemployment
(C)Disguised Unemployment
(D)Voluntary Unemployment

8.In which of the Following states India’s First Tidal Power Plant was proposed. It is currently under construction?
(B)Andhra Pradesh
(C)West Bengal

9.The letter T in the Government agency C-DOT refers to which among the following?

10.Consider the following:
1. Population
2. Population Density
3. Male working Population
Which among the above parameters are used in India to define a Census Town?
(A)1 only
(B)2 only
(C)1 & 2 only
(D)all of them

11.Where is located the “Centre for Earth Science Studies” ?

12.”Yomiuri Shimbun” is the largest Circulated Newspaper of the world. In which country “Yomiuri Shimbun” is published ?
(C)South Korea

13.In the cultivation of which among the following horticultural crops “Udyan Pandit Award” is given?

14.In which state of India is found the “Vechur cow” , the smallest cattle breed in the world ?
(C)Tamil Nadu

15.What is the Validity period of the Kisan Credit Card?
(A)2 years
(B)3 years
(C)4 years
(D)5 years

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  • Anonymous

    Excellent info sir…..I really appreciate your work

  • kishan

    the answer of 8th question should be gujarat and not west bengal

  • Admin

    Answer is West Bengal. West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) and Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES) are also in the process of setting up a 4-MW tidal power project in Durgaduani creek of Sundarbans with an investment of Rs 40 crore. I agree that these days Gujarat is making news for such plant. But the Gujarat Plant is the First Commercial Plant with 50MW capacity scalable up to 250 MW. But this question is not asking for a commercial plant. I asks for a Tidal Power Plant. Hope it clears the confusion.

  • bharath

    thanks for info abt WB tidal power plant

    can i join for your email assistance program for 2011?

  • Admin

    This program is finishing on May 15. I am not taking members anymore.

  • Anonymous

    Today's RBI grade B officer GS test was easy for me since I had learned all the quizzes posted by you. I had studied those from MAY till date.
    Thank you.

  • dhareshwar

    7th Answer must be Cyclical unemployment rather than disguised.

    Cyclical unemployment is used to refer to the fluctuation in unemployment that is incurred by business cycles, more specifically, the unemployment caused by economic recessions.


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  • kishan

    sir please explain Q.7

  • Admin

    This is not a case of cyclic unemploymwent. The question says " He agreed to do some job on a low wage" and when higher wages are replaced by the lower wages, it looks that the person is employed but actually he is still unemployed. So, it is called Disguised unemployment.

  • kishan

    thank you sir for explaination

  • Anonymous

    answer for 3rd question…is it not 'c'.adult literacy index or income index?

  • guddan

    please explain Q- 7

  • akanksha

    hello sir..
    i checked the answer for the first thermal power plant that is under construction the answer should be gujarat. can u please sent any link that support your answer well…

    • admin


      You can download the State of Environment Report 2009 from ministry of environment website. Page 124 of this report mentions:
      “The West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) prepared a project report, for a 3.65 MW demonstration tidal power plant at Durgaduani Creek in the Sundarbans. This was followed by an environmental impact assessment study. In February, 2007, the WBREDAstated that it had engaged the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation to implement the Rs 400 million (approximately US$ 10 million) project on a turnkey basis, with the work likely to begin in the near future”
      The project was underconstruction, and I wrote this question to just avoid the confusion that came up because some news articles said “Gujarat plant is First Tidal Power Plant of India” I say : Gujarat Plant is “First Commerical Tidal Power Plant of India” and “NOT the First Tidal Power Plant”.

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  • Nagendra Kumar

    Excellent … thanks

  • Piyush

    good job!

  • Anil palli

    thanku for giving the valuable information..

  • sandeepit

    the quality of question is excellent