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1. Indian commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma has recently said that India is committed to take the Doha round to a successful conclusion.What is Doha round about?
a. Trade negotiations
b. Nuclear treaty
c. Oil accord
d. Peace negotiations
2. What is the name of the cyclone that has hit Fiji recently?
a. Katrina
b. Tomas
c. Puppet
d. Swath
3. India is planning to hold highlevel talks with many stake holders to solve the Afghan problem. Identify latest country it is holding talks with?
a. Pakistan
b. The US
c. Germany
d. Iran
4. Cardinal Sean Brady, head of a Catholic Church, has been accused for his role in the child abuse scandal. Which country does he belong to?
a. Ireland
b. Switzerland
c. Italy
d. Lebanon
5. Varun Gandhi has been made an offi ce-bearer in BJP’s new team of leaders. What is his post?
a. Vice resident
b. General secretary
c. Secretary
d. None of the above
6. A shoot-out recently took place at a famous science research centre in India. Which organisation is it?
d. IISc
7. Whose court martial has been initiated in Sri Lanka?
a. Rienzi Arsakularathne
b. Mahinda Rajapaksa
c. Sarath Fonseka
d. Jagath Jayasurya
8. Which Bill was deferred at the last moment from being placed in the Lok Sabha by the government due to stiff opposition by all opposition parties?
a. Women’s Reservation Bill
b. Civil Liability for Nuclear
Damage Bill
c. Finance Bill
d. SC/ST Reservation
(Amendment) Bill
9. Which Bill has been cleared by the cabinet to be introduced in the Parliament?
a. Women’s Reservation Bill
b. Civil Liability for Nuclear
Damage Bill
c. Foreign Educational
Institutions Bill
d. Finance Bill
10. India’s Prithvi missile missed to reach its target height in what is seen as a big setback to putting in place a credible ballistic missile defence (BMD) shield. What height was Prithvi supposed touch?
a. 120 km
b. 110 km
c. 125 km
d. 93 km
11. Violent protests are going on in Thailand with the call for an immediate dissolution of the House of  Representatives and fresh elections. Who is the prime minister of Thailand?
a. Thaksin Shinawatra
b. Abhisit Vejjajiva
c. Prem Tinsulanonda
d. Bhumibol Adulyadej
12. Which state inaugurated its world’s fi rst green legislature building?
a. Manipur
b. Kerala
c. Uttar Pradesh
d. Tamil Nadu
13. Which political leader has apprehended that the male presence in Parliament and State Assemblies would become negligible in the next 10 years?
a. Lalu Prasad yadav
b. Myawati
c. Mulayam Singh Yadav
d. Varun Gandhi
14. Country to build two reactors at Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu is?
a. Russia
b. France
c. Japan
d. Kazakhastan
15. Which country has shown its desire to build high-speed rail links with India?
a. Bhutan
b. China
c. Pakistan
d. Nepal
16. David Coleman Headley has pleaded guilty in the US court for all 12 charges against him. Which country, other than India, fi gures in these 12 counts of terror charges?
a. Pakistan
b. Afghanistan
c. Denmark
d. The US
17. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray came under attack for calling Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus by its old English name Victoria Terminus. When was VT changed to CST?
a. 1950
b. 1965
c. 1992
d. 1996
18. Which international body is providing India US$ 1.05 billion for expanding the reach of primary schools and improving the quality of engineering education?
a. International Monetary
b. World Bank
c. United Nations
Development Fund
d. Ford Foundation
19. Cheraw, the Bamboo Dance, of which Indian state has made it to the Guinness Book of Records on account of the largest dance ensemble in the world?
a. Assam
b. Himachal Pradesh
c. Chhatisgarh
d. Mizoram
20. Which international music band has turned fi fty this year?
a. The Beatles
b. Backstreet Boys
c. Pink Floyd
d. Dire Straights
21. Saina Nehwal recently touched her all time high by gaining a good position in World Rankings.What is her rank?
a. 3rd
b. 5th
c. 1st
d. 7th
22. The indian team showed dismal performance in 2010 Hero Honda Hockey World Cup. Who coached India?
a. Pablo Lombi
b. Shahid Ali Khan
c. Markus Weise
d. Jose Brasa
23. Left parties have announced a ‘jail bharo’ campaign against rising prices. Which date is set for the launch?
a. April 7
b. April 8
c. April 9
d. April 10
24. With relation to whcih case has the Gujarat CM Narendra Modi be summoned by the Special Ivestigation Team investigating Gujarat riots of 2002?
a. Murder of Ehsan Jaffrey
b. Best Bakery
c. Naroda Patia massacre
d. Media’s role during and
after the riots
25. Australia won the fi nal of Hero Honda Hockey World Cup. Which country did it play against?
a. Argentina
b. India
c. Pakistan
d. Germany
26. A new Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre has been opened in ….
a. Dhaka
b. Jaffna
c. Karachi
d. Kathmandu
27. After becoming brand ambassador of Gujarat, Amitabh Bachchan has agreed to promote ….
a. Tamil Nadu
b. MP tourism
c. Kerala tourism
d. Incredible India campaign
28. On what ground did Trinamool Congress chief Mamta Banerjee abstained from the vote on Women’s Reservation Bill?
a. Demanding sub-quota for the OBCs
b. Demanding sub-quota for the women employees of the railways
c. Demanding quota in Rajya Sabha as well
d. Demanding quota in jobs too
29. After a bad show in Australia by the Pakistan Cricket team,two of the players, Younus Khan and …, have been banned from the national cricket team.
a. Mohammad Yousuf
b. Rana Naved-ul-Hasan
c. Shoaib Malik
d. Shahid Afridi
30. Who has been named as the most infl uential person in Indian sports in the annual Sports Illustrated (SI) Power List?
a. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
b. Sachin Tendulkar
c. Abhinav Bindra
d. Sania Mirza
31. Identify the fi rst technician who … has been awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke award at the 56th National Film Awards (2008)?
a. Anirudh Roy Choudhary
b. VK Murthy
c. Neeraj Pandey
d. Ronnie Screwwala
32. The Women’s Reservation Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha with 191 member in favour and one in opposition. Who was the lone naysayer?
a. Mulayam Singh Yadav
b. Sharad Joshi
c. Krishna Tirath
d. Akhtar Shri Kamal
33. For which movie did Kathryn Bigelow get the Oscar for best director becoming the fi rst woman to receive this award?
a. Avatar
b. Inglorious Basterds
c. Precious
d. The Hurt Locker
34. At which place in Sri Lanka is India planning to open an additional Consulate?
a. Kandy
b. Kilinochi
c. Jaffna
d. Columbo
35. The fi rst all-women crew fl ight of Air India fl ew from Mumbai to … on March 8, 2010, the 100th International Women’s Day.
a. New York
b. London
c. Tokyo
d. Brasilia
36. Which famous Hollywood actress won the worst-actress prize by the Razzies this year for her performance in ‘All about Steve’
a. Sandra Bullock
b. Penelope Cruz
c. Julia Roberts
d. Kate Winslet
37. Which country’s citizenship has been offered to MF Hussain?
a. Qatar
b. Iran
c. Bangladesh
d. Saudi Arabia
38. Which US offi cial had to apologise for any misunderstanding arising from the remarks he made, suggesting that Indians were not targeted in the February 26 suicide attacks in Kabul?
a. Timothy Roemer
b. Hillary Clinton
c. Richard Holbrooke
d. David Mulford
39. How much quota has Ram Vilas Paswan, president, Lok Janshakti Party, has demanded for the Muslims in government jobs?
a. 20 per cent
b. 10 per cent
c. According to proportion in population at national level
d. According to population in each state
40. Which country has launched a year-long “Festival of India”?
a. Thailand
b. Canada
c. Australia
d. China
41. Which Latin American country has said that it differs with the US on its position on Iran?
a. Argentina
b. Venezuala
c. Brazil
d. Chile
42. An Indian Navy aircraft participating in an aerobatic display as part of the India Aviation 2010 exhibition at the … airport crashed into a building in the densely populated Bowenpally locality in Andhra Pradesh.
a. Shamsbad
b. Secundrabad
c. Vizag
d. Begumpet
43. Who has Sir Garfi eld Sobers, the former West Indies Cricket team captain, rated as the best batsman of all times?
a. Imran Khan
b. Sunil Gavaskar
c. Allan Border
d. Brian Lara
44. Which city of Karnataka was recently closed for the outsiders following rioting and violence?
a. Shimoga
b. Aihole
c. Chicmagalur
d. Chitradurga
45. Which US offi cial is on a tour of Latin America to boost US’ image there?
a. Barak Obama
b. Hillary Clinton
c. Joe Biden
d. Sarah Palin
46. Which Afghan city became a hotbed of news after a bomb blast in which many Indians were targetted?
a. Kandhar
b. Kabul
c. Jalalabad
d. Herat
47. Which British-Asian fi lmmaker has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the South Asian Cinema Foundation (SACF) for making fi lms like ‘India! My India!’?
a. Meera Nair
b. Deepa Mehta
c. Lavleen Tondon
d. Yavar Abbas
48. To which country has India sent members of Assam Rifl es under the aegis of United Nations?
a. Bosnia
b. Chile
c. Fiji
d. Haiti
49. The World Expo 2010 where Indian pavalion’s design will be inspired by the Sanchi stupa will be held at?
a. Dubai
b. Shanghai
c. Rome
d. Muscat
50. Which party has Minister V Sathiyamoorthy, formr AIADMK minister, has joined?
a. DMK
b. Congress
c. BJP

d. RJD

1. a. Trade negotiations
2. b. Tomas
3. d. Iran
4. a. Ireland
5. c. Secretary
6. b. ISRO
7. c. Sarath Fonseka
8. b. Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill
9. c. Foreign Educational Institutions Bill
10. b. 110 km
11. b. Abhisit Vejjajiva
12. d. Tamil Nadu
13. c. Mulayam Singh Yadav
14. a. Russia
15. b. China
16. c. Denmark
17. d. 1996
18 b. World Bank
19. d. Mizoram
20. a. The Beatles
21. b. 5th
22. d. Jose Brasa
23. b. April 8
24. a. Murder of Ehsan Jaffrey
25. d. Germany
26. a. Dhaka
27. c. Kerala tourism
28. c. Demanding quota in Rajya Sabha
as well
29. a. Mohammad Yousuf
30. b. Sachin Tendulkar
31. b. VK Murthy
32. b. Sharad Joshi
33. d. ‘The Hurt Locker’
34. c. Jaffna
35. a. New York
36. a. Sandra Bullock
37. a. Qatar
38. c. Richard Holbrooke
39. b. 10 per cent
40. d. China
41. c. Brazil
42. d. Begumpet
43. b. Sunil Gavaskar
44. a. Shimoga
45. b. Hillary Clinton
46. b. Kabul
47. d. Yavar Abbas
48. d. Haiti
49. b. Shanghai
50. a. DMK
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