1. The Caged Phoenix: Can India Fly? is a recent book authored by which of the following authors?
a)Amitabh Kant
b)Shiv Shankar Menon
c)Dipankar Gupta
d)Jairam Ramesh
e)Meghnad Desai?

c)Dipankar Gupta

2. Who amongst the following is the author of the book Development as Freedom?
a.Dr. C. Rangarajan
b.Dr. Y.V. Reddy
c.Dr. Amartya Sen
d.Anug San Suukyi
e.None of these?

c.Dr. Amartya Sen

3. Which of the following statements about the schedule of the 2011 World Cup announced recently are correct?
I. India and Pakistan are in the same group
II. Bangladesh will host two quarter-finals while India and Sri Lanka will host one quarter-final each
III. Opening ceremony of the World Cup will be organised in Dhaka
(a) I only
(b) I and II only
(c) I and III only
(d) II and III only
(e) I, II and III?

(d) II and III only

4. Which publisher was in news recently for publishing former Union Minister and expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singhs book Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence?
a)Penguin India
b)HarperCollins
c) Rupa & Co
d)Imprint Books
e)AH Wheeler & Co?

c) Rupa & Co

5. Which well known former Olympic gold medallist is Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games?
(a) Daley Thompson
(b) Sebastian Coe
(c) Steve Overt
(d) Robin Cousins
(e) Eric Heiden?

(b) Sebastian Coe

6. Who was appointed as the new captain of the 21-member Indian Hockey team for the FIH Men?s Champions Challenge tournament in Salta, Argentina from December 6 to 13?
(a) Tushar Khandekar
(b) Dilip Tirkey
(c) Arjun Halappa
(d) Rajpal Singh
(e) Dhanraj Pillai?

(d) Rajpal Singh

7. Name of the author of Sea of Poppies
a.Amitav Ghosh
b.Arvind Adiga
c.Chetan Bhagat
d.Vikas Swaroop
e.None of these?

a.Amitav Ghosh

8. Who is the head of WTO

M. kamal nath
Keith Rockwell
Dr. Incropera
Pascal Lamy?

Pascal Lamy

9. What is Advance Technology Vessel ATV

A plate form for advance countries to come together
A commercial ship developed by USA
A nuclear powered submarine
A super fast speed boat?

A nuclear powered submarine

10. Who among the following is not among the six authors shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize winner announced recently?
a)Sarah Waters
b)JM Coetzee
c)AS Byatt
d) Nick Hornby
e)Adam Foulds?

d) Nick Hornby

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11. Which of the following statements about the Federation Cup Womens Tennis Team tournament organised recently is incorrect?
(a) The final was played at Reggio Calabria
(b) Russia was the losing finalist
(c) The final was played on clay court
(d) The losing finalist was unable to win a single match in the final
(e) Flavia Pennetta, Francesca Schiavone, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci were members of the winning team?

(b) Russia was the losing finalist

12. Which of the following in not member of G-20

Brazil
China
Pakistan
Japan?

Pakistan

13. Virender Sehwag was in news recently for missing his triple century in the India-Sri Lanka series by less than 10 runs. Who is the only batsman to have scored three triple centuries in Test Cricket?
(a) Allan Border
(b) Donald Bradman
(c) Brian Lara
(d) Both (2) & (3)
(e) None of the above?

(e) None of the above

14. Alan Macfarlane was in news recently for releasing a book on the occasion of completion of 800 years of which university recently?
a)Harvard
b)Cambridge
c)Oxford
d)Lyons
e)Berlin?

b)Cambridge

15. Sachin Tendulkar has the second longest One Day International (ODI) career currently. Who holds the record for the longest ODI career spanning 20 years and 272 days?
(a) Allan Border
(b) Kapil Dev
(c) Javed Miandad
(d) Brian Lara
(e) Andrew Flintoff?

(c) Javed Miandad

16. Which Indian Booker Prize winner will publish the book Last Man in the Tower? in early 2011
a)Kiran Desai
b)Arundhati Roy
c) Aravind Adiga
d)Arundhati Roy
e)Salman Rushdie?

c) Aravind Adiga

17. Virender Sehwag was in news recently for his score of 293 runs in the first inning of the third test match between India and Sri Lanka in Mumbai. Who has scored the highest number of double centuries in tests for India?
(a) Virender Sehwag
(b) Rahul Dravid
(c) Sachin Tendulkar
(d) Sunil Gavaskar
(e) Both (1) and (3)?

(a) Virender Sehwag

18. Which former Test Cricketer of Australia is the Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of International Cricketers? Association (FICA) that looks after the interest of cricketers of Test playing countries?
(a) Allan Border
(b) Tim May
(c) Kim Hughes
(d) Tom Moody
(e) David Boon?

(b) Tim May

19. Who among of the following is the political scientist famous for his book?- The Clash of Civilizations?
a)Keniche Ohmae
b)Jim Collins
c)Michael Hammer
d)James Buchanan
e)Samuel Huntington?

e)Samuel Huntington

20. Who has authored the recently released book India and the Global Financial Crisis?
a) Y. V. Reddy
b)Shankar Acharya
c)Rakesh Mohan
d)Anil Virmani
e)C. Rangarajan?

a) Y. V. Reddy

21. Institute of planning Research which was inspected by International mission before offering India the membership of ITER is located at

Pune
Bangalore
Ahemdabad
Mumbai?

Ahemdabad

22. Noted sports journalist Rajan Bala passed away recently. Which of the following is the book authored by him was published posthumously recently?
a)The Greatest of My Time
b)Days Well Spent
c)Purple Patches
d)Spin and Other Turns
e)The Appeal of Cricket?

Days Well Spent

23. World Professional Billiards Champion Pankaj Advani accepted the Eklavya award, the highest recognition for a sportsperson in which state recently?
(a) Delhi
(b) Karnataka
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Kerala
(e) Andhra Pradesh
Category?

(b) Karnataka

24. The book Nine Lives: In search of the sacred in Modern India is written by?
a)Kiran Desai
b)Margaret Atwood
c)William Dalrymple
d)Lorrie Moore
e)Subroto Bagchi?

c)William Dalrymple

25. Suresh Kalmadi was elected unopposed as the President of the Asian ______ Association for a third term at Guangzhou, China recently.
(a) Basketball
(b) Hockey
(c) Weightlifting
(d) Athletics
(e) Shooting?

(d) Athletics

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26. Green Initiative for the Future Transport GIFT is related with

Environment Impact Assessment EIA
Hydrocarbon Vision 2020
H2 energy in motor vehicles
Biodiesel?

Biodiesel

27. Who won the Shanghai Masters Tennis tournament organised recently?
(a) Andy Murray
(b) Nikolay Davydenko
(c) Rafael Nadal
(d) Roger Federer
(e) Novak Djokovic?

(b) Nikolay Davydenko

28. A national council is proposed for developing Creative and cultural Industries which of the following is the part of three industries

Cottage Industries
Handloom of Handicraft
Product design fashion
All of these?

All of these

29. Who wrote the book Hind Swaraj in the year 1909?

a.Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
b.Mahatma Gandhi
c.Jawaharlal Nehru
d.Motilal Nehru
e.None of these?

b.Mahatma Gandhi

30. Who was in news recently for the book Branding India An Incredible Story recently?
a)Dipankar Gupta
b)Shashi Tharoor
c) Amitabh Kant
d) Ashutsoh Mazumdar
e)Prof. Meghnad Desai?

c) Amitabh Kant

31. Who among the following is that author of the book entitled, To a Hunger-free World?
a)A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
b)Prof Amartya Sen
c)M.S. Swaminathan
dJaswant Singh
e)Nelson Mandela?

c)M.S. Swaminathan

32. Who is the richest person in world for the year 2009 as declared by Forbes magazine?
a)Bill Gates
b)Warren Buffett
c)Mukesh Ambani
d)LN Mittal
e)Carlos Slim Helu?

a)Bill Gates

33. Who won the 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Abuja, Nigeria recently?
(a) Netherlands
(b) Switzerland
(c) Brazil
(d) Portugal
(e) Mexico?

(b) Switzerland

34. Who wrote Anandmatha?
a.Bal Gangadhar Tilak
b.Subhash Chandra Bose
c.Ravindranath Tagore
d.Bankimchandra Chattopadhyaya
e.None of these?

d.Bankimchandra Chattopadhyaya

35. Which of the following areas got VI schedule status, recently

A district in Chandigarh
Bodo areas in Assam
Darjeeling Gorkha Hills
Lemu clan in Arunachal Pradesh?

Darjeeling Gorkha Hills

36. Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra will be the new face to promote guns made by which company?
(a) Mouser
(b) Walther
(c) Uzi
(d) Colt
(e) Smith & Wesson?

(b) Walther

37. The Japanese space probe Hayabusa was targeted at

Saturn
Satellite of Saturn
An Asteroid
None of these?

An Asteroid

38. In the 6th Ministerial Conference Hong Kong a core group was formed by developing countries for NAMA who chaired the group

Brazil
China
India
UK?

India