Saturday, 6 October 2012

First in India

First in India
1. British Governor General of Bengal -       Warren Hastings
2. Governor General of Independent India –        Lord Mountbatten
3. Commander-in-chief of Free India General –   Roy Bucher
4. Cosmonaut –           Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma
5. Emperor of Moghul Dynasty in India –   Babar
6. Field Marshal –      S. H. F. J. Manekshaw
7. Indian Governor General of Indian Union –     C. Rajagopalachari
8. Indian I.C.S. Officer –       Satyendra Nath Tagore
9. Indian Member of Viceroy’s Executive Council –      Sri S.P. Sinha
10. Indian to swim across English Channel –       Mihir Sen
11. Indian woman to swim across-English Channel – Miss Arati Saha
12. Man to climb Mount Everest –      Tenzing Norgay
13. Man to climb Mount Everest without Oxygen –      Phu Dorjee
14. Man to climb Mount Everest twice –     Nwang Gombu
15. Nobel Prize winner –   Rabindra Nath Tagore


-Name the person who is appointed as the Union Home Minister in cabinet reshuffle carried out recently---P Chidambaram

-Name the supersonic cruise missile that was recently successfully test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, in Balasore district—BrahMos

-Official flag bearer of Indian contingent at the opening ceremony of London Olympics was--Sushil Kumar

-Name the person who was sworn in as the 27th Chief Minister of Karnataka---Jagdish Shettar

-Wimbledon women’s singles Title 2012 is won by--Serena Williams

-Name the Bank that has launched gold loan “Swarn Shakti” for farmers against the security of gold ornaments--- State Bank of Patiala

-The ten members Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Minister meeting was recently held at—Combodia

-As per latest education development Index, third best State in India on school education indicators after Puducherry and Lakshadweep is—Punjab

-Name the head of committee that was set up on financing infrastructure—Deepak Parekh

Monday, 16 July 2012


Which country has India agreed ‘in-principle’ to the participation in hydro power-projects in the North-East? -Bangladesh

Name the Tech-savvy state which set a record by winning the National Tourism Award for its website for 5th time in last 10 years.?-Kerala

 Who has been awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize considered as Nobel prize in Architecture? Wang Shu

 Which railway station became the first railway network to offer BluFi, a combination of Bluetooth and WiFi to provide information to passengers? Bangalore City Railway Station

Which state bagged the second best national award in the Comprehensive Development Of Tourism category?Rajasthan

Name the men’s mixed doubles winner of the ATP Dubai Open 2012.--Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna

When was the World’s oldest post office opened as it celebrates its 300th anniversary? -1712 in Sanquhar, London

Who won the women’s Kabaddi World Cup championship?--India

Who is expected to visit India with export of gas and investment on agenda? --Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani

Who has been elected as Russian President?--Vladimir Putin

Name India’s first 3D dance film.-ABCD (Any Body Can Dance)

Which 4 financial institutions have agreed to form country’s first $2 billion (about Rs.10,000 crore) Infrastructure Development Fund to finance infrastructure projects in India? Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank, LIC and Citi Financial

Which university conferred honoris causa(as honorary academic degree) during its 12th convocation to the finance minister Pranab Mukherjee?-- Assam University

Which India’s leading commodity exchange would be listed on the BSE making it India’s first exchange to be listed? Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX)
HSBC will sell its general insurance for US $914 million to which 2 companies? AXA Group and QBE Insurance Group

Saturday, 9 June 2012


-Fiscal deficit for 2011-12 as a % of GDP stood at---5.9%

-As compared to 13th Finance Commission target of 50.5%, the Central Government Debt in Union Budget 2012-13 is 45.5%

-In a thrilling cricketing final in Mirpur on March 22, 2012____ won the Asia Cup-PAKISTAN

-Which day is celebrated as the World Metrological Day- 23 MARCH

-Who won the prestigious Abel Prize, equivalent to Noble Prize, for the year 2012?- Endre Szemeredi

-Manik Godghate, popularly known as “Grace”, died on March 26,2012. He was a POET

-Which organization became the first Indian SME to get listed on BSE SME in March 2012?-BCB FINANCE

-Ferrari’s ……………scored a dramatic victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix on March 25, 2012- FERNANDO ALONSO

-In March 2012, the RBI slashed the cash reserve ratio (CRR) to …………%.—4.75%

Saturday, 2 June 2012

GK JUNE 1st week

-According to the Economic Survey 2011-12, the expected economic growth rate for 2013-14 is "8.6%"

-According to the Economic Survey of 2011-12, the agriculture sector recorded a growth of "2.5%" as against the target of 4%.

-As per Economic Survey 2011-12, gap between WPI and CPI inflation "narrows"

-According to Economic Survey 2011-12, growth recorded in service sector for the FY 2011-12 is "9.4%"

-According to the Railway Budget 2012-13, which of the following is not a focus and long term goal- "Privatization"

-Which of the following is not included in setting up of safety villages, for skill development for disaster management in Railways Budget 2012-13- "Okhla"

-Connectivity with which of the following countries has been proposed through Railways Budget 2012-13?- "Nepal & Bangladesh"   

-A ‘Green Train’ has been introduced in Railway Budget 2012-13, to run through-- "forests of North Bengal"

-Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has presented the Union Budget of India on March 16, 2012 for "7th time"

-According to the Union Budget 2012-13 estimates, the Indian economy has grown at a rate of  "6.9%"