general knowledge 2011 - 05

General Knowledge - Current Affairs, General Awareness Quiz - Questions and Answers, GK for UPSC, Bank PO & All Exams

1. “Glaciers in the Himalayas are receding faster than in any other part of the world… If the present rate continues, the likelihood of them disappearing by the year 2035 and perhaps sooner is very high if the earth keeps warming at the current rate.”
The above flawed warning was given by which among the following organizations?

2. Hirakud Dam, one of world's longest earthen dams is located in which among the following states?

3. Consider the following statement about the Ug99, the stem rust of wheat epidemic, which was making news recently: 1. Ug99 is caused by the races of a fungus known as Puccinia graminis2. Ug99 affects cereal crops most predominantly Wheat 3. It is named so because it was discovered in Uganda in 1999Which among the above statements is / are correct?

4. In which among the following countries 78% of all the country's electricity is produced by Nuclear Power that is more than in any other nation?

5. In which year, Submarine Telegraphy System was opened between India and Europe?

6. Which among the following state has highest number of Export Oriented Units in India?

7. In India, at present, there is a need to protect honest officials from undue harassment with protecting persons making a public interest disclosure.Consider the following statements in this context: 1. There is no statutory regulation as of now regarding the complaints by Whistleblowers. 2. The powers of Centre and State Vigilance Commissions are restricted to recommend corrective action to the public authorities.Which among the above statements is / are correct ?

8. Consider the following statements:
1. Oil-for-Food Programme was introduced by United Nations for allowing Iraq to sell oil on the world market in exchange for food, medicine, and other humanitarian needs.
2. Oil-for-Food Programme worked on an escrow system
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

9. Investment in which among the following is the Most Risk Free asset of a Bank as per the RBI guidelines?

10. Microbial fuel cells are considered a source of sustainable energy. Why ?
1. They use living organisms as catalysts to generate electricity from certain substrates.
2. They use a variety of inorganic materials as substrates.
3. They can be installed in waste water treatment plants to cleanse water and produce electricity.
Which of the following statements given above is/ are correct ?

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3. World Geography -Test-03
4. Geography of India -Test-01
5. Geography of India -Test-02
6. Geography of India -Test-03
7. Geography of India -Test-04
8. Geography of India -Test-05
9. History of India - Test - 01
10. History of India - Test - 02
11. History of India - Test - 03
12. History of India - Test - 04
13. History of India - Test - 05
14. History of India - Test - 06
15. History of India - Test - 07
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