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Sunday, February 3, 2013

SBI PO Examination Current Affiars

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1. Consider the following statements about parliamentry standing committees :
(a) Commonly known as mini parliament, these committees include numbers from all political parties and even  independent MPs.
(b) There are 31 members in each committee-21 from Lok Sabha and 10 from Rajya Sabha.
(c) The Committees monitor the functioning of all major central ministries and. departments.
Which of the above statements are true?
(1) only (a) (2) Only (b)
(3) only (c)
(4) All of the above    (Ans)
2. Consider the following statements about Lok Pal Bill:
(a) The submit their reports which are placed in both  Houses of parliament.
(b) The governmen t is not bound to accept these reports, but generally it does accept some of the suggestions.
(c) The Lokpal Bill has been reffered to the parliamentary standing committee for personel public grievances, law and justice.
(d) Headed by Rajya Sabha Congress MP, Abhishek Singhvi, it has three months to give it report.
Which of the above statements are true?
(1) only (a) and (b)
(2) Only (b) and (c)
(3) only (c) and (d)
(4) All of the above    (Ans)

3. Recently in news Teesta water deal between—
(1) India and Bangladesh    (Ans)
(2) India and Nepal *
(3) India and Pakistan
(4) India and China

4. The central government on announced a 7% hike in the dearness allowance (DA) of its employees to give them relief from the near double-digit inflation ahead of the festival season.
(1) 14 September, 2011
(2) 15 September, 2011    (Ans)
(3) 16 September, 2011
(4) 17 September, 2011

5. Who of the following is regarded as "Father of Employment Guarantee Scheme" and a postage stamp was released on his name by the President of  India recently ?
(1) K M M a d h e w
(2) Kasu Brahmanand Reddy
(3) Daulat Singh Kothari
(4) Vitthal Sakharam Page   (Ans)

6. India has recently proposed to ratify the MARPOL convention. MARPOL is associated with—
(1) T h e Prevention of Air Pollution from Aeroplane
(2) The Prevention of Air Pollution from heavy industries.
(3) The Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships    (Ans)
(4) The Prevention of Air Pollution from Power Plants.

7. Ministery of Health and Family Welfare has laid the foundation stone of the ESIC ParaMedical & Allied Health Science Institute the first of its kind in India at which of the following place ?
(1) Pune
(2) Gurgaon
(3) Jaipur
(4) Gulbarga    (Ans)

8. South Korea has become the country which had signed nuclear agreement with India after it got the waiver from the nuclear Supplier' Group (NSG) in 2008.
(1) eighth
(2) ninth    (Ans)
(3) eleventh
(4) None of these

9. Which of the following fertilizers has been declared by Government as explosive under the Explosive Act 1884 over its frequent use by terror groups in making bombs ?
(1) ammonium sulphate
(2) ammonium cloride
(3) ammonium nitrate    (Ans)
(4) potassium sulphate
10. With which of the following countries India has signed a comprehensive border management agreement ?
(1) China
(2) Myanmar
(3) Bangladesh    (Ans)
(4) None of these

11. The Union Cabinet has recently approved the proposal for the Enactment of a new legislation Introduction of the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill, 2011 in place of Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988. Which of the following will not be considered as behami transaction under the new legislation ?
(1) Properties acquired by an individual in. the name of spouse
(2) Properties acquired by an individual in the name of brother or sister
(3) Both 1 and 2
(4) Properties held a co-parcener in the Hindu undivided family.    (Ans)

12. Amendment to the Consitution (One hundred and Tenth Amendement) Bill, 2009 is associated with—
(1) enhancing reservation for women in Panchayats at village level from l/3rd to at least 50%.
(2) enhancing reservation for women in Panchayats at block level from 1 /3rd to at least 50%
(3) enhancing reservation for women in Panchayats at all tiers from 1 /3rd to at least 50%.    (Ans)
(4) None of these

13. Consider the following statements about National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS).
(A) The Scheme is being implemented in the country from Rabi 2004-2005 season.
(B) Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd. (AIC) is the Implementing Agency.
(C) The scheme is available to all the farmers loanee and non-loanee-irrespective of their size of holding.
(D) The NAIS, at present, is unde r operation in all states and Union Territories
Which of the statements given above is/are true ?
(1) only A and B
(2) Only B and C    (Ans)
(3) Only C and D
(4) Only A and D

14. Which of the following programmes is being implemented in all the districts of the country ?
(1) Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan    (Ans)
(2) NavodayaVidyalaya
(3) Altra Mega Power Project
(4) Rajiv Gandhi Gramee n\ Vidyuthikaran

15. President of India Pratibha Patil visited South Korea as part of.
(1) India's look East policy    (Ans)
(2) India's look West policy
(3) India's look North policy
(4) India's look South policy

16. Consider the following energy sector—
(A) Solar Energy
(B) Nuclear Energy
(C) Tidal Energy
(D) Wind Energy
(E) Bio-fuels
Which of the above areas been identified for co-operation between the USA and India under the Indo-US Energy Dialogue
(1) Only A, B and C
(2) Only A, C and D
(3) Only A, C and E
(4) Only A, D and E    (Ans)

17. Consider the following statements—
(A) 'PRAHAAR' is a surface to surface Missile
(B) 'PRAHAAR' has a range of 150 kms.
(C) ' P R A H A A R' Missile has been acquired by India from United Stat e of America.
Which of the statements given above is/are true ?
(1) Only A and B    (Ans)
(2) Only B and C
(3) Only A and C
(4) All A, B and C

18. Which of the following northeast asian countries India has recently signed a defence cooperation pact ?
(1) Malaysia
(2) Mongolia    (Ans)
(3) Myanmar
(4) Indonesia

19. Consider the following statements about the software project 'SANGAM'.
(A) This project has been launched by Controller General of Defence accounts.
(B) 'SANGAM'software will be use for issuing salary payment orders
(C) This will provide Management Information System (MIS) to the financial planners in the ministry of Defence
Which of the statements given above is/are true ?
(1) Only A and B
(2) Only B and C
(3) Only A and C    (Ans)
(4) All A, B a n d C

20. Consider the following statements—
(A) Megha-Tropiques, is an advanced weather and climate research satellite.
(B) Megha-Tropiques is a joint atmospheric satellite mission of India (ISRO) and Russia (Roscosmos)
(C) Megha-Tropiques will be launched by ISRO from Shriharikota
Which of the statements given above is/are not true ?
(1) Only A
(2) Only B    (Ans)
(3) Only C
(4) Only A and C
21. Suresh Tendulkar Committee is related to
(1) Environment
(2) Tax Reform
(3) Agriculture
(4) Poverty    (Ans)

22. The Union Cabinet approved the proposal of for introduction of a new Central Sector Plan Scheme titled NoneLopsable Central Pool of Resources-Central.
(1) Ministry of Panchayati Raj
(2) Ministry of Rural Development
(3) Ministry of Tourism
(4) Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region.    (Ans)

23. India and Lesotho Sign MoU on Co-operation in
(1) Rural Development    (Ans)
(2) Women Empowerment
(3) Education Development
(4) Renewable Energy Sector

24. Who among the following Chief Minister has decided to introduce the concept of "Gross National Happiness" a concept of measuring prosperity is so
far unique to Bhutan, as a development index in his state recently ?
(1) Tarun Gogoi    (Ans)
(2) Pawan Chamling
(3) Mamta Bannerjee
(4) Nitish Kumar

25. China is the single largest holder of U.S. Treasury Bills (T-Bills) with an exposure of over $ 1.15 trillion. What is India's position and how
much. T-bills does the Indian government hold ?
(1) 5th, 76 billion doller
(2) 8th, 69 billion dollar
(3) 11th, 52 billion dollar
(4) 14th, 41 billion dollar    (Ans)

26. The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has decided to utilise the services of Ac - credited Social Health Activities (ASHAs) for.
(1) Checking malnutrition by providing nutritional supplements to infants in BPL families.
(2) Keeping a watch over gender selection clinics in rural and urban areas
(3) Providing family planning services of homes of beneficiaries.    (Ans)
(4) Popularising initiatives taken by Central Government under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima yojana.

27. Which metro city has the highest share of its tand covered with wetlands according to the Atlas of Wetlands released by the Union Ministry of environment recently ?
(1) Mumbai     (Ans)
(2) Kolkata
(3) Chennai
(4) Delhi

28. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution requested the HRD Ministry to include a subject on which of the following in syllabus of Secondary and higher Secondary curriculum recently ?
(1) Low-colorie food
(2) Medicinal plants
(3) Organic farming
(4) Food Wastage     (Ans)

29. Which of the following proposed legislation envisages setting up of a Data Protection Authority of India (DPAI) ?
(1) L o k Pal Bill
(2) Land Acquisition Bill
(3) Right to Privacy Bill     (Ans)
(4) Goods and Service Tax Bill

30. The Central Vigilance Commission submits its annual report to who among the following ?
(1) President of India     (Ans)
(2) Prime Minister
(3) Union Home Minister
(4) CAG

31. W h i c h category of power projects will no longer require environmental clearance according to a decision announced by the Environment
Ministry recently ?
(1) Nuclear Power Projects
(2) Hydro Power Projects
(3) Projects under National Solar Mission     (Ans)
(4) Inter-State transmission projects.

32. Perspective Frontline Aviation Complex is a joint project between India and
(1) Russia     (Ans)
(2) Israel
(3) France
(4) USA

33. Which of the following statements about the draft Micro Finance Institutions (Development and Regulation)Bill 2011 is/are correct ?
A. Only Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) with net owned funds more than Rs 5 lakh will be allowed to register.
B. MFIs will be regulated by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.
C. MFIs cannot change more than 24% as annual interest rate.
(1) A only     (Ans)
(2) A and B only
(3) B and C only
(4) C only

34. President Pratibha Patil recently visited—
(1) Mangolia
(2) South Korea
(3) Both (1) and (2)     (Ans)
(4) None of the above

35. India recently signed civil nuclear agreement with—
(1) Sudan
(2) North Korea
(3) Mangolia
(4) South Korea     (Ans)

36. At which place, country's first fully airconditioned bus terminus has been established ?
(1) Mohali     (Ans)
(3) Hyderabad
(4) Mumbai

37. Registrar-General of India and Censu s Commissioner, C.Chandramouli released statistics on important health indicators in July 2011. Which of the following Millennium Development Goals (MDG) targets to be achieved by 2015 by Indi a is not are correctly matched ?
I. Maternal Mortality Ratio (IMR)-121
II. Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) - 28
III. Unde r 5 Mortality Rate (USMR) -42
(1) I and II only
(2) II only
(3) II and III only     (Ans)
(4) I and III only
38. Which of the following was superseded by the Government and its, functions have been taken over by the HDR Ministery because of concerns over
its functioning recently ?
(1) National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
(2) University Grants Commission UGC
(3) National Council for Teacher Education (NCT)     (Ans)
(4) All India Council for Technical Education (AICTS)

39. India has ercently signed is  MoU to rebuild a port with—
(1) Thailand
(2) Sri Lanka     (Ans)
(3) Myanmar
(4) Maldives

40. Under the Food Security Bill as approved by Union Cabinet recently, which of the following statement incorrect ?
(1) The is Bill seeks to entille 75% BPL (Below Poverty Line) to heavily subsidized food.
(2) The Bill entitles 50% of urban population to heavily subsidized food grain.
(3) The Bill in totality entitles 68% of country's population to food security.
(4) Under the provision of Bill, each beneficiary under the BPL will be given 10 kg of food grains.     (Ans)

41. The Union Cabinet has given its formal approval for increasing the amount under MPLAD (Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme)
from Rs. 2 crore to—
(1) Rs. 6 crore
(2) Rs. 5 crore      (Ans)
(3) Rs. 7 crore
(4) Rs. 8 crore

42. Recently Supreme Court ordered the Constitution of Special Investigation Team on—
(1) Corruption
(2) Telangana issue"
(3) Black Money      (Ans)
(4) None of the above

43. Lok Pal Bill as cleared by the cabinet recently keep outside its purview—
(1) Prime Minister
(2) The higher judiciary
(3) Conduct of MPs inside Parliament
(4) All of the above      (Ans)

44. Consider the following Statements :
(a) Mohamed Nasheed, the 44-year-ol d Prisident of Maldives, to reduce its carbon footprint because he says every such step is important for his island nation.
(b) Nasheed is the subject of a documentary film. 'The Island President', which premiered at the just ended Toronto International Film Festival and won the Cadillac People's Choice Award for the best documentary at the event.
Which of the above statements are true ?
(1) Only (a)
(2) Only (b)
(3) Both (a) and (b)     (Ans)
(4) None of these

45. Helle Thorning-Schmidt is the new Prime Minister of
(1) Halland
(2) Poland
(3) Denmark'     (Ans)
(4) Spain

46. In Nepal, the Parliamentary Special Committee, has directed the government to make public the deal signed between the non-government organization Asia Pacific Exchange and Co-operation. Foundation and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO. The deal was associated with—
(1) Industrial development
(2) Banking development
(3) Lumbini development    (Ans)
(4) None of these

47. Consider the following statements
(A) Long March-4 B is a Chinese carrier rocket
(B)'Haiyang-2' is a satellite launched by Japan to monitor the maritine environment.
(C) 'ZY 3' is a Civil Survey Satellite' to be launched by China by the year end.
Which of the statements given above is/are true
(1) Only A and B
(2) Only A and C     (Ans)
(3) Only B and C
(4) All A, B and C

48. China has launched its first aircraft carrier for a maiden run on 10 August 2011. China bought its aircraft carrier from
(1) Japan
(2) Australia
(3) Russia     (Ans)
(4) Isreal

49. Which of following country has recently banned Cannabis Product Including Kronic for 12 months?
(1) Mexico
(2) Brazil
(3) New Zealand     (Ans)
(4) USA

50. Who of the following is the Chancellor of the Exchequer of United Kingdom ?
(1) George Meson
(2) George Osborne     (Ans)
(3) Will Smith
(4) None of these

51. Which of the following country has recently approved a draft law banning women from wearing veils that cover their
faces in public ?
(1) France
(2) Spain
(3) Italy     (Ans)
(4) Germany

52. Which country has planned to set up a new nuclear safety agency under the Environment Ministry by April next year (2012)?
(1) Russia
(2) Iran
(3) Canada
(4) Japan     (Ans)

53. Consider the Following Statements
(A) South Sudan is the 46th member of the African union (AU) (B) Khartoum is the capital of South Sudan.
(C) South Sudan got its independence from Sudan on 9 July, 2011.
Which of the statements given above is/are true
(1) Only A
(2) Only B
(3) Only C     (Ans)
(4) All A, B and C

54. Scientists has found the fossils of largest known cheetah which roamed the planet Earth thousands of years ago in
(1) Republic of Georgia     (Ans)
(2) People's Republic of China
(3) Republic of Korea
(4) Nigeria

55. Consider the following statements ''
(A) PAKSAT -1R a communications satellite has been launched by China
(B)PAKSAT-1R will be used by Pakistan (C)The PAKSAT - 1R satellite has been designed and manufactured by Pakistan
Which of the statements given above is/are true ?
(1) Only A and B     (Ans)
(2) Only B and C
(3) Only A and C
(4) All A, B, C

56. Which of the following country has recently banned smoking in public places ?
(1) Bangladesh
(2) Nepal     (Ans)
(3) Sri Lanka
(4) Bhutan

57. Who took oath as the new Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile ?
(1) Sandhong Renpoche
(2) Dalai Lama
(3) Lobsang Sangay     (Ans)
(4) None of these

58. Which of the following countries is NOT a member of East African Community ?
(1) Kenya
(2) Chad     (Ans)
(3) Uganda
(4) Tanzania

59. Which of the following currencies is the official currency of Kosovo ?
(1) Dirham
(2) Taka
(3) Dollar
(4) Euro     (Ans)

60. Who is the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir
(1) Chaudhry Abdul Majeed     (Ans)
(2) Raja Farooq Haider Khan
(3) Asif Ali Zardari
(4) None of these

61. Who is the new Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea ?
(1) Bill Skate
(2) Peter O Neil     (Ans)
(3) Sam Abal
(4) None of these

62. The Pakistan Nevy has recently inducted its first squadron of indigenously mad e unmanned aerial vehicles that will be used for maritime interdiction operation is coastal areas. The UAV has been named as—
(1) Uqab-I
(2) Uqab-II     (Ans)
(3) Taqab-II
(4) Taqab-IV

63. Which country is home to the highest number of refugees in the world, according to a recent report by the united Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees ?
(1) India
(2) Pakistan     (Ans)
(3) Iraq
(4) Afghanistan

64. Which country was allowed to export diamond from mines in its Marange region by the Kimberley Process recently ?
(1) Sierra Leone
(2) Botswana
(3) Congo
(4) Zimbabwe     (Ans)

65. Brazil's Jose Graziano da Silva was in news recently for his appointment as which of the following ?
(1) Director General of ILO
(2) Vice-President of World Bank
(3) Director-General of FAO     (Ans)
(4) Secretary General of OECD

66. The Election Commission of India has established the India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIDEM) with assistance from based International Institute of Democracy and Electora l Assistance ( I D E ( l ).
(1) Sweden     (Ans)
(2) Britain
(3) Germany
(4) Australia

67. Where was the Organisation of the Islamic Conference Council of Foreign Minister organised recently ?
(1) Tashkent
(2) Bishkek
(3) Dushanbe
(4) Astana     (Ans)

68. Which Latin American country has exited the UN Convention qn Narcotic Drugs because the anti-drug convention classifies coca leaf on illegal drug?
(1) Bolivia    (Ans)
(2) Brazil
(3) Chile
(4) Colombia

69. Uri Rosenthal, who came on an official visit of India recently, is the Foreign Minister of the world's 16th largest economy
(1) Germany
(2) Israel
(3) The Netherland     (Ans)
(4) Portugal

70. Which of the following developed countries has interoduced a tax on carbon dioxide emissions of large companies ?
(1) France
(2) Britain
(3) USA
(4) Australia    (Ans)
71. Nabil al-Arabi was appointed as the new Secretary General of the Arab League recently.
Which of the following statement about Arab League is/are correct ?
I. It was founded in 1945
II. Its headquarter are in cairo
III. The New Secretary General is an Egyptian
(1) I and II only
(2) II only
(3) II and III only
(4) I, II and III     (Ans)

72. 'Ya Haq' is a search engine being developed by :
(1) Pakistan
(2) Iran     (Ans)
(3) Turkey
(4) UAE
73. The annual Worluride Cost of Living Survey which ranks cities across the world on the basis of costs of various items ranging from food to transport
to toiletries is published by a division of :
(1) World Bank
(2) The Wall Street Journal
(3) The Economist     (Ans)
(4) Financial Times

74. Which major foodgrain producing country has proposed to host a global grain reserve to avoid price fluctuations under the auspices of the United Nations ?
(1) India
(2) Australia
(3) USA
(4) Ukraine     (Ans)

75. Which SAARC capital hosted the 50th annual session of the Asian African Legal Consultalive Organisation (AALCO) organised recently ?
(1) Islamabad
(2) Dhaka
(3) Kathmandu
(4) Colombo     (Ans)

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