1. With which company did British Airways seal the contracts for Trent 900 engines to power a dozen Airbus A380s?
a. General Motors b. BMW c. Rolls-Royce d. Mercedes
2. Avinash Vashishtha, a veteran outsourcing professional  has joined which firm as its  Cahirman and Country  Managing Director?
a. IBM b. Accenture India c. HP d. HCL India
3. Goldman Sachs would be selling its 44.7 percent stake worth  … to Accordia Golf, a Japanese  Golf Course Operator.
a. $446 million b. $546 million c. $556 million  d. $656 million
4. On what amount were the prices  of onion, beer and petrol registered on par in January 2011?
a.  `50 b.  `55  c.  `60  d.  `65
5. What was the peak Customs  duty rate for the year 2010?
a. 4% b. 6%  c. 8%  d. 10%
6. Identify from the following, the  mastermind behind Gurgaon’s  multi-crore Citibank scam.
a. Sanjeev Aggarwal  b. Shivraj Puri  c. Vikram Pandit  d. Pramit Jhaveri
7. Kotak Realty Funds Group recently sold a 20-acre residential  plot near Old Mahabalipuram
Road, Chennai for `130 crore to which housing company?
a. Adarsh  b. Homex  c. Purvankara  d. Prestige
8. Name the person who took over as the fourth deputy governor of  Reserve Bank of India recently.
a. S. Venkitaramanan  b. Amitav Ghosh  c. Anand Sinha  d. Rakesh Malhotra
9. Omnitech Infosolutions acquired Avensus Netherland BV for an amount of …
a. $5 million  b. $6 million  c. $8 million  d. $9 million
10. Toyota Kirloskar Motors recently launched its fi rst offering in the C-segment cars in India, namely, …
a. Veyron  b. Impala  c. Etios  d. Vento
11. How many oil and gas blocks have been offered for exploration by India recently in the
ninth round of New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP)?
a. 34 b. 44  c. 54  d. 59
12. HCL Infosystems has decided to sell the entire stake of which of its subsidiaries to Tikona
Digital Networks?
a. HCL Axon  b. HCL Infi net c. HCL Peripherals  d. HCL Security
13. India saw a sharp rise in inflation at … during the last week of December 2010.
a. 12%  b. 15%  c. 18% d. 21%
14. Tata housing has signed an agreement with the Gujarat to invest … for developing a township in Ahmedabad on a public-private partnership (PPP) model.
a.  `1,000 crore  b.  `1,200 crore  c.  `1,600 crore  d.  `1,700 crore
15. What amount did the Indian government dole out to make up for more than half the revenue loss of state retailers for  selling auto and cooking fuel  below cost?
a.  `20,000 crore  b.  `22,000 crore  c.  `24,000 crore  d.  `26,000 crore
16. After the cabinet rejig, who will be handling the oil ministry?
a. Mani Shankar Aiyar  b. Jaipal Reddy  c. Murli Deora  d. V. M. Katoch
17. After the cabinet rejig, who will be handling the urban development ministry?
a. Dinsha Patel  b. A. K. Antony  c. Kamal Nath  d. Suresh Kalmadi
18. Sir Sorabji Pochkhanawala founded …
a. United Bank of India  b. Central Bank of India  c. Reserve Bank of India  d. State Bank of India
19. Identify the amphibian plane service started by the Indian Government to promote tourism in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
a. Jalhans b. Jalvayu c. A&N services d. None of the above
20. Mobile number portability that allows users to keep their phone numbers unchanged in spite of switching operators was rolled out by Pan-India on …
a. December 20, 2010 b. December 25, 2010 c. January 9, 2011 d. January 20, 2011
21. A levy introduced by France popularly known as ‘Google tax’ is … tax on online advertising.
a. 2%  b. 1.5%  c. 1%  d. 0.5%
22. IndiGo airlines, who is  about to complete its fi ve years of  domestic operations in the
country is will be launching its international in …
a. Februray 2011 b. August 2011 c. September 2011 d. November 2011
23. Who was named the TIME person of the year 2010?
a. Orkut Buyukkokten  b. Jerry Yang  c. Mark Zuckerberg  d. Jimmy Wales
24. What amount did Essar Energy Plc raise recently by issuing convertible bonds to fund
acquisitions, projects and refi nance debt?
a. $500 million  b. $550 million  c. $620 million  d. $640 million
25. Name the brand ambassador of  Hublot watches from among the following.
a. Veronica Varekova  b. Bernie Ecclestone  c. Usain Bolt  d. Bode Miller
26. The DTH industry in India is worth …
a.  `2,000 crore  b.  `2,300 crore  c.  `3,700 crore  d.  `4,000 crore
27. With which of the following countries does India share least or nominal trade relations?
a. Monaco  b. Nauru  c. Uganda  d. Grenada
28. The total infl ow of FDI recorded by China in 2010 is …
a. $104.74 billion  b. $105.74 billion  c. $106.74 billion  d. $107.74 billion
29. Debenture-Holders of a company are its …
a. Creditors  b. Shareholders  c. Debtors  d. Workers
30. Pearson increased its stake in Indian Education fi rm, TutorVista to 76%, which is worth …
a. $100 million  b. $117 million  c. $125 million  d. $134 million
31. When the demand of a commodity remains constant even after a big change in its price, the demand is known as …
a. Inelastic  b. Elastic  c. Unstable  d. None of the above
32. Which among the following is India’s oldest stock  joint bank?
a. Axis Bank  b. HDFC Bank  c. Bank of Maharashtra  d. Allahabad Bank
33. Sodexho, the food and facilities management service company, belongs to which country?
a. Spain b. France  c. Germany  d. Italy
34. The nationalisation of SBI subsidiaries took place in which year?
a. 1944  b. 1951  c. 1959  d. 1962
35. In which year was the Market Access Initiative (MAI) launched?
a. 2000  b. 2001  c. 2002  d. 2003
36. Audi launched its powerful sedan, Audi R8 5.2 FSI with V10 engine priced at …, sold as
a completely built unit in the Indian car market.
a.  `1.00 crore  b.  `1.14 crore  c.  `1.35 crore  d.  `1.88 crore
37. China is supposed to have incurred a debt of … to battle the impact of the global fi nancial
crisis that started in 2008.
a. $1.5 trillion  b. $1.7 trillion  c. $2.1 trillion  d. $2.6 trillion
38. How many jobs did Brazil create in the year 2010?
a. 1 million  b. 2 million  c. 2.52 million  d. 2.93 million
39. Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) outbid HCL Technologies recently to win a contract worth … from steelmaker ArcelorMittal
a. $300 million  b. $450 million  c. $600 million  d. $670 million
40. Air India gave ICICI bank the mandate to refinance loans to purchase 21 Airbus A320
aircrafts worth …
a.  `55 billion  b.  `60 billion  c.  `63 billion  d.  `69 billion
41. How many US patents did IBM receive in 2010, making it the world’s most inventive company for the 18th consecutive year?
a. 2,658  b. 3,094  c. 4,551  d. 5,896
42. Coal India Ltd will operationalise a new underground mine estimated to have a coal reserve
of how many million tonnes in Jharkhand?
a. 14  b. 20  c. 23  d. 31
43. Gujarat was endorsed as India’s premier investment destination during the Vibrant Gujarat
Global Summit 2011. What was the record-breaking amount invested within one hour on the
fi rst day of the event?
a.  `2,00,000 crore b.  `2,50,000 crore c.  `2,60,000 crore  d. None of the above
44. China’s economy grew by what percent in 2010?
a. 10% b. 11% c. 11.5%  d. 12.1%
45. Mayawati unveiled over 600 projects worth how much on her  55th birthday recently, describing this act as “historic”?
a.  `2,000 crore b.  `3,000 crore c.  `4,000 crore d.  `5,000 crore
46. Which of the following companies invested $500 million to  acquire 1% stake in Facebook?
a. Google and Apple  b. Goldman Sachs and a   Russian investor  c. Steve Jobs and Warren
 Buffett d. None of the above
47. Indian drug firm Glenmark will pay … in damages to US fi rm Abbott Laboratories as
it lost the patent case over hypertension drug Tarka.
a. $10 million b. $12 million  c. $15 million  d. $16 million
48. Which country became the  17th member of the eurozone on  January 1, 2011?
a. Estonia b. Russia c. Turkey d. Latvia
49. Citibank was recently hit by a fraud worth … at its Gurgaon  (Haryana) branch.
a.  `300 crore b.  `400 crore c.  `500 crore d.  `600 crore
50. Which of the following has  agreed to sponsor the England  football team for 3.5 years starting this year?
a. Vaux Hall b. Foxy Bingo  c. Cash4Gold  d. BET365

GK for SBI Bank PO

Who authored the book ‘The Science of Bharat Natyam’?

(a) Saroja Vaidyanathan         (b) Yamini Krishnamurthi ( c) J. Sushila (d) None of these
Answer a;
2.International Day for Disaster Reduction is observed on:
(a) 9th August (b) 13th October (c) 24th November (d) 11th December
3. Tianhe 1A, the world’s fastest supercomputer is made by
(a) United States (b) Japan  (c) China  (d) None of these
 Answer :c
4. Which is India’s first ever Pollution Control Warship?
(a) Samudra Prahari  (b) Nischaya  (c) Varuna  (d) None of these
5. Who became India’s youngest grandmaster?
(a) Parimarjan Negi  (b) Dronavali Harika  (c) Praveen Thipse  (d) S P Sethuraman
6. K C Kulich International Award is associated with:
(a) Medicine    (b) Economics  (c) Journalism  (d) Sports
7. ‘Open’ is the autobiography of which sports personality?
(a) Adam Gilchrest     b) Glenn Merges  (c) Andre Agassiz  (d) None of these
8. World Cup Football in 2022 is to be held at:
(a) Qatar  (b) UK  (c) Spain  (d) France
9. Who is the first head of UN WOMEN?
(a) Laura Chinchilla  (b) Julia Gillard  (c) Mitchell blachettt  (d) None of these
10.Which of the following committee is related to Corporatisation of Stock Exchanges?
(a) Bimal Jalan Committee  (b) V Achuthan Committee  (c) P M Nair Committee              (d) None of these
11. Which is India’s newest stock exchange for currency derivatives
 (a) BSE          (b) NSE  (c) United Stock Exchange (USE)  (d) None of these
Answer :c
12. Jeevan Reddy Committee is related to
(a)Illegal mining             (b) Armed Forces Special Power Act  (c) Environmental Impact Assessment  (d) None of these
13. Which of the following scheme is related with social security for unorganised sector?
(a) Swabhiman           (b) Sabla  (c) Swavalamban  (d) None of these
14. Polavaram Project is located in which state?
(a) Andhra Pradesh                            (b) Maharashtra  (c) Madhya Pradesh           (d) Karnataka
 15. David Perlman Award is given in which field?
(a) Sports        (b) Music  (c) Photography     (d) Journalism
16.Which of the following committee has redefined the definition of Slums?
(a) Pranab Sen Committee(b) Arjun Sen gupta committee  (c) C Ibrahim Committee (d) None of these
17. Arrow-III is an anti missile system of
(a) France (b) Pakistan (c) Israel       (d) UK
18. India’s first jail BPO is going to came up at:
(a) Bangalore  (b) Pune  (c) Chennai             (d) Hyderabad
19.World’s first aviation university coming up at:
(a) Bangalore  (b) Nice          (c) Glasgow     (d) Venice
Answer: a
20. Khoj lab has been launched by which group?
(a) Future Group (b) dell  (c) IBM     d) Times group
21. Which of the following became the first smoke free state in India?
(a) Sikkim  (b) Himachal Pradesh  (c) Uttarakhand (d) None of these
22. Lightest element:- Hydrogen
Only Metal liquid at room temperature:- Hg Mercury
Tungsten symbol –W
Tin –Sn
Element with maximum number of compounds –Carbon ( due to catenation)
22. Which of the following became the Ist Asian Country to sign Free Trade Agreement with European Union?
(a) South Korea                      (b) China         (c) India                       (d) None of these
23. The Emissary’ is the book authored by:
(a) Tarun Tejpal                      b) Vinod Mehta  (c) Aniruddh Bahl  (d) None of these
24. Who is the new PM of Netherlands?
(a) Mark Ruttea   (b) Bill Carey       (c) Thakshin Sinawatra   (d) None of these
25. Who is the new PM of Kosovo?
(a) Hashim Taci               (b) N K Name Krumoh  (c) Jose Borosso d) None of these
26. Who is the chairman of National Democratic Front of Bodoland?
(a) Paresh Barna        (b) Aravind Rajakhowa  (c) Ranjan Daimary             (d) None of these
27. With which of the following countries India has not signed civil nuclear agreement?
(a) Namibia  (b) Sweden  c) Mongolia           (d) Argentina
28. Who is the PM of Sweden?
(a) Fredrick Rainfeldt  (b) Silvio Berlusconi  (c) Garry Wanders       (d) None of these
29. APEC Summit in November 2010 was held at  :
(a) Yokohama (b) Sydney                  (c) Singapore                          (d) Busan
Answer a;
30. Which public sector bank was the banking partner in Commonwealth Games 2010?
(a) Central Bank of India        (b) State Bank of India    (c) Bank of Baroda             (d) None of these
31. Who is the new vice chief of army staff?
(a) V.K. Singh (b) A.S. Lamba  (c) C. Shekhawat                 (d) None of these
Answer :b
32. Who has became the vice president of ICC?
(a) Ehsaan Mani                     (b) John Mulford  (c) Alan Isaac                                 (d) Molcom Speed
Answer: c
33. Who is the Director General of National Investigation Agency ?
(a) R.V. Raju   (b) Ved Marwah  (c) K.F. Rustomji                (d) Sharad Chandra Sinha
34. Who is the Director of National Security Guard?
(a) R.K. Medhekar      (b) J.K Dutt   (c) B.K. Banerjee                      (d) None of these
35. Who of the following Indian got the Australia Day achievement medal 2010?
(a) V.P. Unnikrishnan             (b) Sandeep Pandey   (c) Vandana Shiva                 (d) None of these
Answer: a
36. Which of the following country became the 187th member of IMF?
(a) Marshall Islands     (b) Tuvalu     (c) Fiji     (d) None of these
 Answer: b
37. India’s second National Institute of Design will come up at which of the following
(a) Amethi       (b) Jorahat        (c) Aizowl   (d) Itanagar
Ans- b
38. Benghazi is a port of :
(a) Libya          (b) Yemen            (c) Egypt                            (d) None of these
39. Jakhol Sankri Hydro Electric Project has been commissioned at
(a) Uttarakhand           (b) Himachal Pradesh    (c) J&K        (d) Arunachal Pradesh
Answer: a
Answer: a
40. ‘Home Boy’ is a novel written by
(a) H M Naqvi (b) H S Narula  (c) Anand Sarkar       d) Stephen Lipsett
 Ans- a
41. Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in 2011 was held at:
(a) Jaipur         (b) New Delhi    (c) Ujjain                               (d) Varanasi
 Answer :b
42. 98th Indian Science Congress in January 2011 was held at:
(a) Chennai     (b) Kharagpur     (c) Kanpur              (d) Delhi
Ans – a
43. Who of the following is the present Lokayukta of Karnataka:
(a) N Vittal                               (b) Santosh Hegde  (c) Yashwant Sonawane(d) None of these
44. Georgia’s capital is to be shifted from Tbilisi to:
(a) Akhan        (b) Yeren     (c) Kutaisi                                    (d) Chisinau
45.  Which country topped the Terrorism Risk Index in 2010:
(a) Somalia     b) Samoa    (c) Jamaica                     (d) Iraq
46. Which district is going to be named after Indira Gandhi?
(a) Medak                               (b) Rai Bareli
(c) Chikmaglur                                    (d) Bellary
47. Who received the Elis Island Medal of Honour in 2010?
(a) Dalai Lama                                    (b) Zinedine Zidene
(c) Rao Anumlu                                  (d) B K Varghese
48. Enam Securities is to be purchased by:
(a) Union Bank of India                                   (b) BNP Paribas
(c) ANZ Grindlays                               (d) Axis Bank
Answer: d
49. Which famous personality bagged the Man of Peace Award in 2010?
(a) Roberto Baggio                 (b) Diegs Maradona
(c) Pope John Paul II              (d) None of these
50. Who is the new National Security Advisor of United States?
(c) W Singham                        (b) Thomas Donilon
(a) Colin Powell                       (b) Larry Page
51. Who is the new president of UN General Assembly?
(a) Joseph Deiss                     (b) Hans Rasmus Sen
(c) Leon Panetta                     (d) None of these
52. Luka and Fire of Life is the latest book by:
(a) Arun Som                          (b) Salman Rushdie
(c) Vikram Seth                                  (d) None of these
53. What is the name of India’s latest and Seventh Super Computer?
(a) Annapurna                         (b) Param
(c) Pinak                                 (d) None of these
54. Tembli became the first village in India to get UID. In which state it is located?
(a) Andhra Pradesh                (b) Chattisgarh
(c) Maharashtra                                  (d) None of these
55.Who has been declared the ‘Business Leader of the year’ in Economic Times Corporate Excellence Awards 2010?
(a) Aditya Puri                         (b) N Nrayanmurthy
(c) Azim Premji                                   (d) Mukesh Ambani
56. What is the mascot of 2011 cricket world cup?
(a) Hoho                                  (b) Cobe
(c) Stumpy                              (d) None of these
57. SAF (South Asian Federation) games in 2012 will be held at
(a) Kathmandu                                           (b) Delhi
(c) Bangalore                                 (d) None of these
58. Agni III was launched from which of the following places:
(a) Wheeler Island                   (b) Sriharikota
(c) Bikaner                              (d) None of these
Answer a;
59. Who of the following is the Chairperson of National Green Tribunal?
(a) Lokeshwar Singh Parata   (b) Anil Pandey
(c) K Vijay Kumar                   (d) None of these
60. Which Indian Company is slated to buy the English football club Blackburn?
(a) U B groups                        (b) RPG
(c) Videocon               (d) Vicky
Answer : d
61. Who is the Union Minister of Corporate Affairs?
(a) Murali Deora                      (b) Jaipal Reddy
(c) C P Joshi                           (d) M S Gill
Answer: a
62. Who is the new President Elect of BCCI?
(a) Chirayu Amin                    (b) Jyotiraditya Schindia
(c) Shashank manohar                       (d) Jagmohan Dalmia
63. Karrar is the unmaned bomber aircraft of which country?
(a) Iran                                    (b) Syria
(c) Israel                      (d) None of these
64. Who is the CMD of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited?
(a) S K Jain                 (b) Harsh Marital
(c) Oskar Singh                      (d) None of these
Answer: a
65. Who is the Director of Intelligence Bureau?
(a) Rajeev Mathur                   (b) Nehchal Sandhu
(c) Saikat Dutta                       (d) None of these
 Answer: b
66. Ramagundanar thermal power project is in which state?
a) Andhra Pradesh                  (b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Kerala                                (d) Karnataka
Ans- a
67. Project Big Green has been initiated by which company?
(a) Microsoft               (b) Apple
(c) Infosys                   (d) IBM
68. Vansadhara River dispute is between which states?
(a) Orissa and Andhra Pradesh          (b) Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
(c) Kerala and Tamil Nadu     (d) None of these
Answer: a
69. Who is the Chairperson of National Housing Board?
(a) B N Kapoor                        (b) Mata Prasad
(c) R B Verma                        (d) None of these
Ans- c
70. Who is India’s permanent representative to United Nations?
(a) Hardeep Singh Puri                       (b) M.K. Agnihotri
(c) Vijay Pasricha                   (d) None of these
Answer :a
71. Who is the principal scientific advisor to Government of India?
(a) R. Chidambaram               (b) V.K. Saraswat
(c) T.K. Thomas                                  (d) None of these
Ans – a
72. Who is the Chairman of Central Water Commission?
(a) Balraj Madhok                   (b) A.K. Bajaj
(c) Shivran Puri                       (d) None of these
Ans – b
73. Who is the Deputy National Security Advisor?
(a) Shiv Shankar Menon                    (b) M.K. Narayanan
(c) Shekhar Dutt                     (d) None of these
74. Aligarh Muslim University is going to set its new campus at:
(a) Saharanpur                                    (b) Meerut
(c) Murshidabad                      (d) Azamgarh
75. Who is the new Chairperson of National Commission for Backward classes?
(a) M.N. Rao                           (b) T.K. Maken
(c) Ram Singh Senbar                        (d) None of these
76. Who is the Chairperson of 19th Law Commission?
(a) P.V. Reddy                        (b) A.K. Lakshmanan
(c) K.R. Kurup             (d) None of these
77. Who is the Chairman of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights?
(a) Buta Singh                         (b) M.K. Kurup
(c) Shanta Sinha                     (d) Dheeraj Rohatgi
78. Mini Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas in October 2010 was held at:
(a) Cape Town                                    (b) Durban
(c) Johannesburg                    (d) None of these
Answer: b
79. G-8 summit in June 2010 was held at:
(a) Ontario                   (b) Vancouver
(c) Huntsville               (d) Quebec
80. Who is the CEO of Twitter?
(a) Dick Costello                     (b) Jorma Olila  (c) Allan Bolt (d) None of these
81. Which country topped the Global Peace Index Report in 2010?
(a) New Zealand                     (b) Iceland
(c) Denmark                           (d) Sweden
82. Who of the following is the recipient of Turner Prize 2010?
(a) Alex Rodriques                  (b) Sergie Bryan
(c) Susan Philipsz                   (d) None of these
83. Who is the Chairperson of Railway Board?
(a) Vivek Sahay                                  (b) J P Batra
(c) D P Aggarwal                    (d) None of these
84. Who of the following is the recipient of Cervantes Prize 2010?
(a) John Stocker                     (b) Ana Maria
(c) C Andrew Stephen                        (d) None of these  
85. Who founded the Telangana Praja Front in October 2010?
(a) G V Rao                (b) K Chandrashekhar Rao
(c) N Srinivas              (d) None of these
86. M. B. Shah Commission is related to:
(a) Illegal mining                      (b) Agricultural Statistics
(c) Microfinance Institutions   (d) None of these
87. Who is the secretary General of Rajya Sabha?
(a) T.K. Vishwanathan                        (b) Vivek Agnihotri
(c) V.K. Gupta                         (d) None of these