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latest general awareness questions and answers for compititive examinations

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    Questions on General Awareness
    Sports:
    1. What is Agha Khan Cup associated with ?
    • Hockey
    2. Which countries would be co-hosting the World Cup Cricket in 2011 ?
    • Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka
    3. With which sport is Grand Slam associated ?
    • Tennis
    4. Who is the first tennis player to win 16 Grand Slam titles ?
    • Roger Federer
    5. Where is Wimbledon ?
    • England (London)
    6. With which sport do you associate the Hopman Cup ? Which countrywon it recently ?
    • Hopman Cup is associated with tennis, Spain won it recently (Jan 2010)
    7. With which sport do you associate the term ‘chinaman’ ?
    • Cricket
    Economy:
    8. In which context is the term ‘invisible trade’ used ?
    • In economics, the exchange of physically intangible items between countries is known as invisible trade. Basic categories of invisible trade include income from foreign investment in the form of interest, profits and dividends, intellectual property and patents. It also includes the import and export of services such as tourism, banking, shipping and insurance.
    9. What does ASEAN stand for ?
    • Association of South East Asian Nations
    10. What does SEZ stand for ?
    • Special Economic Zones
    11. Currently, how many states are members of the European Union (EU) ?
    • 27
    12. What is World Bank also known as ?
    • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
    13. What does NAFTA relate to ?
    • NAFTA stands for North American Free Trade Agreement. It is an agreement signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico and United States creating a trilateral trade block in North America. Itsgoal was to eliminate barriers of trade and investment between USA, Canada and Mexico.
    14. What does NMCEX stand for ?
    • National Multi Commodity Exchange Places
    15. Where is Wall Street ?
    • New York City, USA
    16. In which country is Dubai located ?
    • United Arab Emirates
    17. Where is Antwerp- a leading place for cutting and trading diamondlocated ?
    • Belgium
    18. Which is the largest oil exporting country in the world ?
    • Saudi Arabia
    19. Lucknow is situated on the banks of which river ?
    • Gomti
    20. Where is the Kumbh Mela held ?
    • Kumbh Mela is held on a rotational basis in four of the most holy hindu place in India- on the banks of Godavari river(Nasik), the Shipra river (Ujjain), the Ganges river (Haridwar) and convergence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers in Allahabad/Prayag.
    21. Doha came into prominence for being the venue of Fourth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) held in 2001. In which country is Doha situated ?
    • Qatar
    22. Which country will be hosting the next Olympic games ?
    • England (London in 2012)
    23. Which country gives Magsaysay awards ?
    • Philippines
    24. Which place is associated with the death of Buddha ?
    • Kushinagar
    25. Where is Telangana located ?
    • Hyderabad
    26. In which country was the UN Climate Change Summit held in December 2009 ?
    • Copenhagen, Denmark
    27. The tallest building of the world is located in which country ?
    • Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
    28. Where is the Gobi desert ?
    • Asia
    29. Where is the headquarter of WTO ?
    • Geneva, Switzerland
    30. Which country is the largest producer of coffee ?
    • Brazil
    31. Where is Hollywood ?
    • United States
    32. Which place in the world is called “The Gift of Nile” ?
    • Egypt
    33. Which city in India is called “The City of Golden Temple” ?
    • Amritsar
    34. Which continent is called “The Dark Continent” ?
    • Africa
    35. In India, which city is called “The City of Palaces” ?
    • Kolkata
    36. Where is the “Jagannath Temple” situated in the country ?
    • Puri
    37. In which Part of India is Buland Darwaza located ?
    • Fatehpur Sikri, Agra
    38. Which famous caves are situated in Aurangabad, Maharashtra ?
    • Ellora
    39. What is Anand city in Gujarat famous for ?
    • Amul
    40. Where is Vijay Ghat situated ?
    • New Delhi
    41. Where is Bhabha Atomic Research Center situated ?
    • Mumbai
    42. Where are the Head Quarters of the Central Railway Zone situated ?
    • Mumbai
    43. Where is the Deepest port in the India situated on the eastern coast ?
    • Visakhapatnam
    44. Which is India’s oldest and biggest Nuclear Power Station ?
    • Tarapur
    45. Which country in the world has the highest Life Expectancy ?
    • Japan
    46. Which is the smallest country in the world ?
    • Vatican City
    Science
    47. What is a Lactometer ?
    • It is an instrument for estimating the purity or richness of milk. It is used to find the amount of water in the milk. It works on the principle of specific gravity of milk.
    48. What does lack of Vitamin ‘A’ result in ?
    • Vitamin A deficiency usually results in night blindness, diminishes the ability to fight infections, abnormal functioning of many epithelial cells, abnormal bone growth.
    49. What is the full form for AIDS ?
    • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
    50. Which virus is responsible for Swine flu ?
    • H1N1
    51. What is the study of insects called ?
    • Entomology
    52. Why is salt iodized ?
    • Salt is iodized to ensure adequate amount of iodine in the diets of the people. Iodine is a necessary nutrient and its deficiency leads to diseases such as thyroid, goitre, mental retardation etc.
    53. What is Charakasamhita ?
    • It is the main ayurvedic text that deals with medicines and non surgical methods of ayurveda.
    54. What is the number of heart beats per minute of an average adult at rest?
    • Seventy Two
    55. Beri-Beri is the deficiency disease caused by which vitamin ?
    • Deficiency of vitamin B1
    56. Where is the river Danube ?
    • Europe
    57. Which planet is called the red planet ?
    • Mars
    58. What is the main active constituent of tea and coffee ?
    • Caffeine
    59. What is ornithology ?
    • Study of birds.
    60. What is the study of shells called ?
    • Conchology
    61. What is dactylology ?
    • The use of fingers and hands to communicate and convey ideas, as in the manual alphabets used by hearing impaired and speech impaired people.
    62. How many bones in the human body ?
    • 206 (208 if the sternum is considered as three bones)
    63. What is hydroponics ?
    • It is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water without soil
    64. What is thyroid ?
    • It is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body. This gland is found in the neck. The thyroid controls how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and controls how sensitive the body should be to other hormones.
    65. Name a gas used in electric bulb.
    • Argon
    66. What is the condensed atmospheric water vapour due to cooling of the air called ?
    • Dew
    67. What do you call it when the atmospheric moisture touches cold earth and condenses on dust particles ?
    • Fog
    68. What is a part of desert where water and vegetation are found ?
    • Oasis
    69. What is the land covered with natural grass called ?
    • Savanna
    People:
    70. Azim Premji is the chairman of which company ?
    • Wipro
    71. Lakshmi Mittal has been in the news for acquiring a steel making company Arcelor. Arcelor is based in which country ?
    • Luxembourg
    72. Who is the chairman of JET Airways ?
    • Naresh Goyal
    73. Who discovered the sea route from Europe to India ?
    • Vasco Da Gama
    74. Who discovered penicillin ?
    • Alexander Fleming
    75. Who discovered dynamite ?
    • Alfred B. Nobel
    76. Who was the first Indian to win the Nobel Prize ?
    • Rabindra Nath Tagore for literature
    77. Who invented television ?
    • Philo T. Farnsworth
    78. Who is the CEO of Apple Computers ?
    • Steve Jobs
    79. Who is Warren Buffett ?
    • Warren Buffett is an American investor, industrialist and philanthropist. He is also the CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and is amongst the top three richest people in the world.
    80. Which Indian Economist received the Noble Prize in the year 1998 ?
    • Amartya Sen
    81. Who is the first lady President of India ?
    • Mrs. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil
    82. Who was the first Prime Minister of India ?
    • Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru
    83. Who was the first President of India ?
    • Dr. Rajendra Prasad
    84. What is unique about the new President of India ?
    • She is the first woman President of India
    85. Who drafted the first Constitution of India ?
    • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
    Miscellaneous:
    86. If it is 1:30 p.m. in India, what is likely to be the local time in London ?
    • 8:00 am
    87. What does ISD stand for ?
    • International Subscriber Dialling
    88. The brand ‘Vicks’ is marketed by which Company ?
    • P&G
    89. Which dance form is most popular in Kerala ?
    • Kathakali
    90. Haiti, a Caribbean nation was in the news recently. Why ?
    • Because of earthquake
    91. What is Brahmos ?
    • It is the name of a missile.
    93. Army Day is celebrated in India on which date ?
    • January 15th
    94. Grammy award is given in which field ?
    • Music
    95. Which Indian has recently received two Grammy awards ?
    • A R Rahman
    96. The Economic Times ‘Company of the Year’ award for 2009 was given to
    which company ?
    • Hero Honda
    97. With which industry would you associate Uninor ?
    • Telecom
    98. Which is the longest river in the world ?
    • Nile
    99. What is FIEO ?
    • Federation of Indian Export Organization
    100. Where is the headquarter of IAEA ?
    • International Atomic Energy Agency is headquartered in Vienna,
    Austria
    101. What is the equatorial diameter of earth ?
    • 12,756.1 km
    102. What is a statement of oath for use as evidence in legal proceedings ?
    • Affidavit
    103. What is an exclusive right of an author in his works ?
    • Copyright
    104. What is an Agreement under seal between two or more persons called ?
    • Covenant




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