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February 2014

Question Paper (Fully Solved)

Conducted By All India Management Association

Continued from CSR-MBA, January 2016

INDIAN AND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT


 

 

  1. What is the name of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) which put the Mangalyaan (Mars-Craft) into Earth’s orbit ?
  • PSLV-A11 (2)    PSLV-B22
  • PSLV-A22 (4)    PSLV-C25
  1. ‘Magnus Carlsen’, the winner of the World Chess Championship held in India recently, belongs to
  • Russia (2)    Norway
  • Bulgaria (4)    Germany
  1. The coastal area of which one of the following States was struck by the severe cyclonic storm ‘Helen’ in November 2013 ?
  • Odisha
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • West Bengal
  1. Which among the following Asian countries has not qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup ?
  • Kuwait
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  1. Who among the following athletes was named as the IAAF World Athlete of the Year in November 2013 ?
  • Mo Farah
  • Usain Bolt
  • Bohdan Bondarenko
  • Valerie Adams
  1. As per the UN AIDS 2013 reports, by what percent has India reduced new HIV infections ?
  • 57%
  • 37%
  • 44%
  • 49%
  1. Recently, Google and _______

jointly launched the smart phone name ‘Google-Nexus5’ in India.

  • BlackBerry
  • Nokia
  • LG
  • Sony
  1. Who among the following became the CEO of PespsiCo for India region in December 2013 ?
  • Shivakumar
  • Sanjeev Chadda
  • Phaneesh Murthy
  • None of these
  1. Which       of the following countries won the right to host the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in 2017 ?
  • Sri Lanka (2) India
  • Vietnam (4) Indonesia
  1. Who among the following is fondly known as ‘Madiba’ ?
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  • Barack Obama
  • Nelson Mandela
  • None of these
  1. ‘UNBREAKABLE’, the recently released book, is the autobiography of which famous Indian sportsperson ?
  • Milkha Singh
  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Viswanathan Anand
  • M C Mary Kom
  1. As per the December 2013 report of Fortune Magazine, which Indian company is the biggest in terms of annual revenue ?
  • Reliance Ind.
  • Indian Oil Corp.
  • ONGC
  • Bharat Petroleum
  1. In December 2013, two of the India’s top companies, Reliance Jio Infocomm and Bharti Airtel agreed to share
  • Telecom Infrastructure.
  • Hyper Market Facilities.
  • Software Consultancy Services.
  • None of these
  1. Which one of the following companies got the sponsorship rights of the Indian cricket team for the period of 2014-2017 ?
  • Sahara India (2) DLF
  • Pepsi (4)   Star India
  1. As per the latest 13th annual report of Google Zeitgeist, which one of the following e-commerce sites was named as the most searched site of the year 2013 ?
  • in (2)   snapdeal
  • flipkart (4)   naaptol
  1. Who among the following has been selected for the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award 2013 ?
  • Gulzar
  • Chandrakant Devtale
  • Ramachandra Guha
  • Javed Akhtar
  1. Who among the following famous cricketers was selected for the C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2013 by the BCCI ?
  • Kapil Dev
  • Ajit Wadekar
  • Sunil Gavaskar
  • Anil Kumble
  1. ‘Garuda’, is the national air carrier of which one of the following countries ?
  • Bangladesh (2)    Indonesia

(3)   Bhutan           (4)    Mauritius

  1. Name the latest South-based regional airlines in the Indian skies which was started in late 2013.
  • Air Costa (2)    Sea Air

(3)   Delta Air        (4)    Air South

  1. Which Indian luxury hotel chain discontinued its 25-year-old branding alliance with the German hotel group ‘Kempinski’ in late 2013 ?
  • Oberoi Group
  • Taj Group
  • Leela Group
  • ITC Group
  1. As per the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Gol report, power generation in India is heavily reliant on coal and gas with thermal accounting

for more than_____ of annual power

generation. ’

  • 80% (2)    75%

(3)   68%                (4)    85%

  1. Name India’s own Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), which got the initial operational clearance from the Ministry of Defence, Gol in December 2013 for induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF).
  • Varun (2)   Tejas

(3)   Trishul            (4)    Nirbhay

  1. Which one of the following Asian

countries was given the GSP (Generalised Scheme of Preferences)- plus status by the European Union (EU) in December 2013 to provide their industry and exporters, duty-free access to the 28 EU member nations?

  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh

 

  1. The UN’s World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014 Report lowered India’s economic growth forecast for 2013 to

(1) 4.8%                 (2) 5.3%

(3) 3.9%                 (4) 6.1%

  1. What was the value of acquisition projects including the purchase of missiles and submarines, cleared by the Ministry of Defence, Gol in December 2013?

(1) Rs. 10000 Cr. (2) Rs. 8000 Cr.

(3) Rs. 20000 Cr. (4) Rs. 16000 Cr.

  1. Who among the following was appointed as the Governor of Manipur in December 2013 ?
  • Vinod Kumar Duggal
  • Vijay Kapoor
  • Ashwani Kumar
  • None of these
  1. Which one of the following automobile MNCs recently launched two new bikes ‘Z1000’ and “NINJA1000’ in India each priced at Rs. 12,50,000 (approx.) ?

(1)   Honda            (2)    Hero

(3)   Kawasaki        (4)    Bajaj

  1. What is die approx, stake of the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) in the Ranbaxy Lab at the end of the year 2013 ?

(1)   8%                  (2)    7%

(3)   10%                (4)    6%

  1. As per the report released by Karvy Private Wealth, which one of the following is the topmost asset of Indian households, accounting for 65.84% of individual wealth in FY2013 ?
  • Real Estate
  • Gold
  • Stocks and Bonds
  • None of these
  1. What value of mutual fund schemes of its rival Morgan Stanley did HDFC mutual fund acquire in December 2013 ?

(1) Rs. 3290 Cr. (2) Rs. 1275 Cr.

(3) Rs. 1595 Cr. (4) Rs. 2518 Cr.

  1. The anti-corruption watchdog ‘Transparency International’ ranked India first in financial transparency among BRICS nations. Which Indian company tops the list ?
  • Mahindra & Mahindra
  • Bharti Airtel
  • Tata Communications
  • Petronas
  1. Who among the following scientists was conferred the Bharat Ratna in November 2013 ?
  • K Radh^akrishnan
  • Chintamani N R Rao
  • Rajagopala Chidambaram
  • K Kasturirangan
  1. Who among the following became the first woman chairperson of the State Bank of India in late 2013 ?
  • Vijayalakshmi Iyer
  • Shubhalakshmi Panse

 

  • Arundhati Bhattacharya
  • Archana Bhargava
  1. Name the Lebanese music legend, also referred to as the ‘Voice of Lebanon’ and famous in the Arab world for his singing talent, who recently passed away at the age of 92, ?
  • Wadihal Safi
  • Md Abdul Wahab
  • Yasser Arafat
  • None of these
  1. Which one of the following organizations won the Nobel Peace Prize 2013 ?
  • The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
  1. Which country’s army jointly participated with Indian troops in the desert military exercise ‘Indra 2013’ October-November ?

(1)   Nepal             (2)     The USA

(3)   Japan              (4)     Russia

197.0NGC Videsh Ltd (OVL), the overseas arm of state-owned ONGC, brought out an additional 12% stake in

a Brazilian oil field for______ million in

the year 2013.

(1)   $529               (2)     $481

(3)   $613               (4)     $397

  1. Where was the 44th International Film Festival of India organised in November 2013 ?

(1)   Delhi              (2)    Goa

(3) Chandigarh (4) Puducherry

  1. The first all-women Government bank ‘Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB)’ was recently launched in India with a corpus of
  • 900 Cr.
  • 1200 Cr.
  • 1400 Cr.
  • 1000 Cr.
  1. Who among the following won the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2013 ?
  • Angela Merkel
  • John Kerry
  • Aung San Suu Kyi
  • None of these
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  1. Peer-driven teacher-development networks
  • Need leadership that has combined multiple roles successfully.
  • Provide a decentralised forum for involving more teachers.
  • Are the viable answers to the problem of large numbers and so need to be adopted.
  • Cannot solve all the problems of teacher development.
  1. According to the author
  • There may be a general resistance to accepting that certain teachers do not have deficiencies.
  • Other stakeholders in education dominate teachers with their ability to debate educational and wider issues.
  • The push for providing external training inputs results in teachers being looked upon as a class with certain deficiencies.
  • Investments in education imply finances for teachers and so for human capital development.
  1. Outstanding teachers can help develop the capabilities of the wider teaching community because
  • They have many years of experience.
  • On their own they have found solutions to problems in their situations which are relevant to many teachers.
  • Their experiments appear unsophisticated, but are relevant.
  • None of the above.
  1. A good starting point for teachers’ associations while reforming themselves is
  • Building support for schooling within the community.
  • Restructuring themselves into dynamic organisations.
  • Examining how the contextual constraints have been overcome by some teachers.
  • Allowing outstanding teachers a greater say in teacher development activities.
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