SNAP GK test 6 – snap gk preparation 2012


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

ANSWERS: snap gk preparation 2012


1. c. Rolls-Royce

2. b. Accenture India

3. a. $446 million

4. d. `65

5. d. 10%

6. b. Shivraj Puri

7. b. Homex

8. c. Anand Sinha

9. d. $9 million

10. c. Etios

11. a. 34

12. b. HCL Infi net

13. c. 18%

14. a. `1,000 crore

15. d. `26,000 crore

16. b. Jaipal Reddy

17. c. Kamal Nath

18. b. Central Bank of India

19. a. Jalhans

20. d. January 20, 2011

21. c. 1% tax

22. b. August 2011

23. c. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

24. a. $500 million

25. b. Bernie Ecclestone

26. d. `4,000 crore

27. c. Uganda

28. b. $105.74 billion

29. a. Creditors

30. c. $125 million

31. a. Inelastic

32. d. Allahabad Bank

33. b. France

34. c. 1959

35. d. 2003

36. c. `1.35 crore

37. a. $1.5 trillion

38. c. 2.52 million

39. c. $600 million

40. a. `55 billion

41. d. 5,896

42. b. 20

43. b. `2,50,000 crore

44. a. 10%

45. c. `4,000 crore

46. b. Goldman Sachs and a Russian investor

47. d. $16 million

48. a. Estonia

49. b. `400 crore

50. a. Vaux Hall

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