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  • 1. 

    An eminent structural engineer, Dr. Vistasp M Karbhari, joined the small but expanding league of Indian-Americans heading educational institutions in the US. He has been approved as president of which of the following universities?      

    • A.

      1) University of Texas

    • B.

      2) University of Alabama

    • C.

      3) Stanford University

    • D.

      4) University of California

    • E.

      5) None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. 1) University of Texas
    Explanation
    Dr. Vistasp M Karbhari has been approved as the president of the University of Texas. This means that he will be leading and overseeing the operations and administration of the University of Texas.

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  • 2. 

    President Pranab Mukherjee has been conferred with which of the following honours by Mauritius University?      

    • A.

      1) Doctorate of Science

    • B.

      2) Doctorate of Civil Law

    • C.

      3) Doctorate of Economy

    • D.

      4) Doctorate of Social sciences

    • E.

      5) Doctorate of Theology

    Correct Answer
    B. 2) Doctorate of Civil Law
    Explanation
    President Pranab Mukherjee has been conferred with the honor of Doctorate of Civil Law by Mauritius University.

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  • 3. 

    The Government of India and RBI have decided to introduce one billion currency notes in polymer/plastic on a field trial. The field trial will be conducted in five cities. Which of the following is not among them?      

    • A.

      1) Kochi

    • B.

      2) Mysore

    • C.

      3) Jaipur

    • D.

      4) Bhubaneswar

    • E.

      5) Kanpur

    Correct Answer
    E. 5) Kanpur
    Explanation
    The question asks for the city that is not among the five cities where the field trial will be conducted for the introduction of polymer/plastic currency notes. The correct answer is option 5) Kanpur, as it is not mentioned in the list of cities where the trial will take place.

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  • 4. 

    In which of the following countries has a court set a date for the exhumation of the remains of the Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, whose death in 1973 is being reinvestigated?      

    • A.

      1) Denmark

    • B.

      2) Chile

    • C.

      3) Belgium

    • D.

      4) Greece

    • E.

      5) None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. 2) Chile
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2) Chile. In this country, a court has set a date for the exhumation of the remains of Pablo Neruda, the Nobel Prize-winning poet. This is because his death in 1973 is being reinvestigated.

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  • 5. 

    Ganesh Pyne, who died recently, was a legendary_______.      

    • A.

      1) Painter

    • B.

      2) Composer

    • C.

      3) Author

    • D.

      4) Critic

    • E.

      5) None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. 1) Painter
    Explanation
    Ganesh Pyne, who recently passed away, was known as a legendary painter. This suggests that he was highly skilled and renowned in the field of painting.

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  • 6. 

    Name the much-hyped stealth cruise missile which failed in its maiden test recently. The over -1,000-km range sub-sonic missile was in the making for at least seven years.      

    • A.

      1) Agni V

    • B.

      2) Trishul

    • C.

      3) Prithvi III

    • D.

      4) Nirbhay

    • E.

      5) None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. 4) Nirbhay
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4) Nirbhay. The explanation for this answer is that Nirbhay is the much-hyped stealth cruise missile that recently failed in its maiden test. The missile has a range of over 1,000 km and is sub-sonic. It took at least seven years to develop this missile.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following countries has become the first in the world to extract natural gas from Methane Hydrate?      

    • A.

      1) China

    • B.

      2) Japan

    • C.

      3) USA

    • D.

      4) India

    • E.

      5) South Korea

    Correct Answer
    B. 2) Japan
    Explanation
    Japan has become the first country in the world to extract natural gas from Methane Hydrate. Methane Hydrate is a potential new energy source that is found in the ocean floor and contains a large amount of methane gas. Japan successfully extracted gas from offshore deposits in the Pacific Ocean by using a new technology called "production test". This achievement is significant as it opens up possibilities for a new source of energy that could reduce dependence on fossil fuels and contribute to the country's energy security.

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  • 8. 

    Who has been awarded the prestigious Saraswati Samman for the year 2012?      

    • A.

      1) Rohit Gautam

    • B.

      2) AA Manavalan

    • C.

      3) SL Bhyrappa

    • D.

      4) Narendra Kohli

    • E.

      5) None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. 1) Rohit Gautam
  • 9. 

    Which of the following companies announced on March 12 a partnership with public sector general insurance company, New India Assurance, for offering its mobile phone users insurance against theft and damage of handsets?    

    • A.

      1) Nokia

    • B.

      2) Samsung

    • C.

      3) Spice

    • D.

      4) Reliance

    • E.

      5) None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. 1) Nokia
    Explanation
    Nokia announced a partnership with New India Assurance on March 12 to offer insurance against theft and damage of handsets to its mobile phone users.

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  • 10. 

    International Finance Corporation (IFC) will cooperate in development of select sectors’ projects under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode in Madhya Pradesh. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the two parties on March 12. The IFC is an institution of      

    • A.

      1) World Bank

    • B.

      2) IMF

    • C.

      3) ADB

    • D.

      4) BRICS Bank

    • E.

      5) None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. 1) World Bank
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1) World Bank. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is a member of the World Bank Group and operates as a development institution. It provides financing and advisory services to promote private sector investment in developing countries. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IFC and Madhya Pradesh indicates that the World Bank, through its subsidiary IFC, will collaborate with the state government in developing projects under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode in select sectors.

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