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 LIC CURRENT AFFAIRS    N A T I O N A L, LIC aptitude. reasoning and English, general awareness questions with answers

LIC current affairs questions and answers National, International, Sports, Science and Technology questions and answers

1. Consider the following statements about parliamentry standing committees :
(a) Commonly known as miniparliament, these committees include numbers from all political parties and even  independent MPs.
(b) There are 31 members in each committee-21 from Lok Sabha and 10 from Rajya Sabha.
(c) The Committees monitor the functioning of all major central ministries and. departments.
Which of the above statements are true?
(1) only (a) (2) Only (b)
(3) only (c)
(4) All of the above    (Ans)

 2. Consider the following statements about Lok Pal Bill:
(a) The submit their reports which are placed in both  Houses of parliament.
(b) The governmen t is not bound to accept these reports, but generally it does accept some of the suggestions.
(c) The Lokpal Bill has been reffered to the parliamentary standing committee for personel public grievances, law and justice.
(d) Headed by Rajya Sabha Congress MP, Abhishek Singhvi, it has three months to give it report.
Which of the above statements are true?
(1) only (a) and (b)
(2) Only (b) and (c)
(3) only (c) and (d)
(4) All of the above    (Ans)

3. Recently in news Teesta water deal between—
(1) India and Bangladesh    (Ans)
(2) India and Nepal *
(3) India and Pakistan
(4) India and China

4. The central government on announced a 7% hike in the dearness allowance (DA) of its employees to give them relief from the near double-digit inflation ahead of the festival season.
(1) 14 September, 2011 
(2) 15 September, 2011    (Ans)
(3) 16 September, 2011
(4) 17 September, 2011

5. Who of the following is regarded as "Father of Employment Guarantee Scheme" and a postage stamp was released on his name by the President of  India recently ?
(1) K M M a d h e w
(2) Kasu Brahmanand Reddy
(3) Daulat Singh Kothari
(4) Vitthal Sakharam Page   (Ans)

6. India has recently proposed to ratify the MARPOL convention. MARPOL is associated with—
(1) T h e Prevention of Air Pollution from Aeroplane
(2) The Prevention of Air Pollution from heavy industries.
(3) The Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships    (Ans)
(4) The Prevention of Air Pollution from Power Plants.

7. Ministery of Health and Family Welfare has laid the foundation stone of the ESIC ParaMedical & Allied Health Science Institute the first of its kind in India at which of the following place ?
(1) Pune

(2) Gurgaon
(3) Jaipur

(4) Gulbarga    (Ans)

8. South Korea has become the country which had signed nuclear agreement with India after it got the waiver from the nuclear Supplier' Group (NSG) in 2008.
(1) eighth
(2) ninth    (Ans)
(3) eleventh
(4) None of these

9. Which of the following fertilizers has been declared by Government as explosive under the Explosive Act 1884 over its frequent use by terror groups in making bombs ?
(1) ammonium sulphate
(2) ammonium cloride
(3) ammonium nitrate    (Ans)
(4) potassium sulphate

 10. With which of the following countries India has signed a comprehensive border management agreement ?
(1) China
(2) Myanmar
(3) Bangladesh    (Ans)
(4) None of these

11. The Union Cabinet has recently approved the proposal for the Enactment of a new legislation Introduction of the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill, 2011 in place of Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988. Which of the following will not be considered as behami transaction under the new legislation ?
(1) Properties acquired by an individual in. the name of spouse

(2) Properties acquired by an individual in the name of brother or sister
(3) Both 1 and 2
(4) Properties held a co-parcener in the Hindu undivided family.    (Ans)

12. Amendment to the Consitution (One hundred and Tenth Amendement) Bill, 2009 is associated with—
(1) enhancing reservation for women in Panchayats at village level from l/3rd to at least 50%.
(2) enhancing reservation for women in Panchayats at block level from 1 /3rd to at least 50%
(3) enhancing reservation for women in Panchayats at all tiers from 1 /3rd to at least 50%.    (Ans)
(4) None of these

13. Consider the following statements about National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS).
(A) The Scheme is being implemented in the country from Rabi 2004-2005 season.
(B) Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd. (AIC) is the Implementing Agency.
(C) The scheme is available to all the farmers loanee and non-loanee-irrespective of their size of holding.
(D) The NAIS, at present, is unde r operation in all states and Union Territories
Which of the statements given above is/are true ?
(1) only A and B
(2) Only B and C    (Ans)
(3) Only C and D
(4) Only A and D

14. Which of the following programmes is being implemented in all the districts of the country ?
(1) Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan    (Ans)
(2) NavodayaVidyalaya
(3) Altra Mega Power Project
(4) Rajiv Gandhi Gramee n\ Vidyuthikaran

15. President of India Pratibha Patil visited South Korea as part of.
(1) India's look East policy    (Ans)
(2) India's look West policy
(3) India's look North policy
(4) India's look South policy

16. Consider the following energy sector—
(A) Solar Energy
(B) Nuclear Energy
(C) Tidal Energy
(D) Wind Energy
(E) Bio-fuels
Which of the above areas been identified for co-operation between the USA and India under the Indo-US Energy Dialogue
(1) Only A, B and C
(2) Only A, C and D
(3) Only A, C and E
(4) Only A, D and E    (Ans)

17. Consider the following statements—

(A) 'PRAHAAR' is a surface to surface Missile
(B) 'PRAHAAR' has a range of 150 kms.
(C) ' P R A H A A R' Missile has been acquired by India from United Stat e of America.
Which of the statements given above is/are true ?
(1) Only A and B    (Ans)
(2) Only B and C
(3) Only A and C
(4) All A, B and C

18. Which of the following northeast asian countries India has recently signed a defence cooperation pact ?
(1) Malaysia

(2) Mongolia    (Ans)
(3) Myanmar

(4) Indonesia

19. Consider the following statements about the software project 'SANGAM'.
(A) This project has been launched by Controller General of Defence accounts.
(B) 'SANGAM'software will be use for issuing salary payment orders
(C) This will provide Management Information System (MIS) to the financial planners in the ministry of Defence
Which of the statements given above is/are true ?
(1) Only A and B
(2) Only B and C
(3) Only A and C    (Ans)
(4) All A, B a n d C

20. Consider the following statements—
(A) Megha-Tropiques, is an advanced weather and climate research satellite.
(B) Megha-Tropiques is a joint atmospheric satellite mission of India (ISRO) and Russia (Roscosmos)
(C) Megha-Tropiques will be launched by ISRO from Shriharikota
Which of the statements given above is/are not true ?
(1) Only A

(2) Only B    (Ans)
(3) Only C
(4) Only A and C


21. Suresh Tendulkar Committee is related to
(1) Environment
(2) Tax Reform
(3) Agriculture
(4) Poverty    (Ans)

22. The Union Cabinet approved the proposal of for introduction of a new Central Sector Plan Scheme titled NoneLopsable Central Pool of Resources-Central.
(1) Ministry of Panchayati Raj
(2) Ministry of Rural Development
(3) Ministry of Tourism
(4) Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region.    (Ans)

23. India and Lesotho Sign MoU on Co-operation in
(1) Rural Development    (Ans)
(2) Women Empowerment
(3) Education Development
(4) Renewable Energy Sector

24. Who among the following Chief Minister has decided to introduce the concept of "Gross National Happiness" a concept of measuring prosperity is so
far unique to Bhutan, as a development index in his state recently ?

(1) Tarun Gogoi    (Ans)

(2) Pawan Chamling
(3) Mamta Bannerjee
(4) Nitish Kumar

25. China is the single largest holder of U.S. Treasury Bills (T-Bills) with an exposure of over $ 1.15 trillion. What is India's position and how
much. T-bills does the Indian government hold ?
(1) 5th, 76 billion doller
(2) 8th, 69 billion dollar
(3) 11th, 52 billion dollar
(4) 14th, 41 billion dollar    (Ans)

26. The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has decided to utilise the services of Ac - credited Social Health Activities (ASHAs) for.

(1) Checking malnutrition by providing nutritional supplements to infants in BPL families.
(2) Keeping a watch over gender selection clinics in rural and urban areas
(3) Providing family planning services of homes of beneficiaries.    (Ans)
(4) Popularising initiatives taken by Central Government under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima yojana.

27. Which metro city has the highest share of its tand covered with wetlands according to the Atlas of Wetlands released by the Union Ministry of environment recently ?
(1) Mumbai     (Ans)
(2) Kolkata
(3) Chennai
(4) Delhi

28. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution requested the HRD Ministry to include a subject on which of the following in syllabus of Secondary and higher Secondary curriculum recently ?
(1) Low-colorie food
(2) Medicinal plants
(3) Organic farming
(4) Food Wastage     (Ans)

29. Which of the following proposed legislation envisages setting up of a Data Protection Authority of India (DPAI) ?
(1) L o k Pal Bill
(2) Land Acquisition Bill
(3) Right to Privacy Bill     (Ans)
(4) Goods and Service Tax Bill

30. The Central Vigilance Commission submits its annual report to who among the following ?
(1) President of India     (Ans)
(2) Prime Minister
(3) Union Home Minister
(4) CAG

31. W h i c h category of power projects will no longer require environmental clearance according to a decision announced by the Environment
Ministry recently ?
(1) Nuclear Power Projects
(2) Hydro Power Projects
(3) Projects under National Solar Mission     (Ans)
(4) Inter-State transmission projects.

32. Perspective Frontline Aviation Complex is a joint project between India and
(1) Russia     (Ans)

(2) Israel
(3) France

(4) USA

33. Which of the following statements about the draft Micro Finance Institutions (Development and Regulation)Bill 2011 is/are correct ?
A. Only Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) with net owned funds more than Rs 5 lakh will be allowed to register.
B. MFIs will be regulated by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.
C. MFIs cannot change more than 24% as annual interest rate.
(1) A only     (Ans)
(2) A and B only
(3) B and C only
(4) C only

34. President Pratibha Patil recently visited—
(1) Mangolia
(2) South Korea
(3) Both (1) and (2)     (Ans)
(4) None of the above

35. India recently signed civil nuclear agreement with—
(1) Sudan
(2) North Korea
(3) Mangolia
(4) South Korea     (Ans)

36. At which place, country's first fully airconditioned bus terminus has been established ?

(1) Mohali     (Ans)

(3) Hyderabad

(4) Mumbai

37. Registrar-General of India and Censu s Commissioner, C.Chandramouli released statistics on important health indicators in July 2011. Which of the following Millennium Development Goals (MDG) targets to be achieved by 2015 by Indi a is not are correctly matched ?
I. Maternal Mortality Ratio (IMR)-121
II. Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) - 28
III. Unde r 5 Mortality Rate (USMR) -42
(1) I and II only
(2) II only
(3) II and III only     (Ans)
(4) I and III only


38. Which of the following was superseded by the Government and its, functions have been taken over by the HDR Ministery because of concerns over its functioning recently ?
(1) National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
(2) University Grants Commission UGC
(3) National Council for Teacher Education (NCT)     (Ans)
(4) All India Council for Technical Education (AICTS)

39. India has ercently signed is  MoU to rebuild a port with—
(1) Thailand

(2) Sri Lanka     (Ans)
(3) Myanmar

(4) Maldives

40. Under the Food Security Bill as approved by Union Cabinet recently, which of the following statement incorrect ?

(1) The is Bill seeks to entille 75% BPL (Below Poverty Line) to heavily subsidized food.
(2) The Bill entitles 50% of urban population to heavily subsidized food grain.
(3) The Bill in totality entitles 68% of country's population to food security.
(4) Under the provision of Bill, each beneficiary under the BPL will be given 10 kg of food grains.     (Ans)

41. The Union Cabinet has given its formal approval for increasing the amount under MPLAD (Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) from Rs. 2 crore to—
(1) Rs. 6 crore

(2) Rs. 5 crore      (Ans)
(3) Rs. 7 crore

(4) Rs. 8 crore

42. Recently Supreme Court ordered the Constitution of Special Investigation Team on—
(1) Corruption
(2) Telangana issue"
(3) Black Money      (Ans)
(4) None of the above

43. Lok Pal Bill as cleared by the cabinet recently keep outside its purview—
(1) Prime Minister
(2) The higher judiciary
(3) Conduct of MPs inside Parliament
(4) All of the above      (Ans)

LIC Current affairs Economy questions
1. India's leading corporate houses have kept the sale of crore rupees worth of Carbon Credits on hold.
(1) 500
(2) 1000   (Ans)
(3) 1500
(4) 2000

2. Consider the following statements about indirect tax :
(a) The finance ministry is sure that it will meet indirect tax collections target of 3.98 lakh crore rupees this fiscal.
(b) Despite industrial growth slowing down to 5.8 per cent in the first four months against 9.7 per cent in the corresponding period of last fiscal.
(c) The indirect tax mop-up in the April-August period rose by 23.9 per cent to 1,57,725 crore rupees.

Which of the above statements are true ?
(1) Only (a)
(2) Only (b)
(3) Only (c)
(4) All of the above  (Ans)

3. India Factoring, a joint venture between Punjab National Bank and Malta-based FIM Bank, is set to recieve.... crore rupees by December 2011
(1) 50
(2) 100   (Ans)
(3) 150
(4) 200

4. launched its second 'made-in-India' car in the domestic market, midsize Sedan 'Sunny'.
(1) Hunda i
(2) Tata
(3) Honda
(4) Nissan   (Ans)

5. According to IMF, the Indian economy would grow by a slower per cent in 2011.
(1) 5.8
(2) 6.8
(3) 7.8   (Ans)
(4) 8.8

6. Consider the following statements :
(a) 3.3% growth in India's factory output in July 2011, the lowest in 2 years
(b) 7.7% GDP growth in Apriljune 2011—the lowest in six quarters
(c) 9.2% annualised WPI inflation rate at the end of July 2011
Which of the above statements are true ?
(1) O n l y (a)
(2) Only (b)
(3) Only (c)
(4) All of the above   (Ans)

7. Consider the following statements about RBI :
(a) 0.25%, the increas e in Repo rate, the rate at which banks borrow from RBI, to 8.25%
(b) 0.25%, the rise in Reverse Repo rate, the rate at which RBI absorbs cash from the banking system to 7.25%
(c) 45 banks have raised lending rates since July 2011, by 0.25 to 1.0 per centage points
Which of the above statements are true ?
(1) O n l y (a)
(2) Only (b)
(3) Only (c)
(4) All of the above  (Ans)

8. Government of India and the Asia n Development Bank (ADB) signed a $ 315 million loal agreement for the State Highway Improvement Project
(1) Karnataka   (Ans)
(2) Bihar
(3) Rajasthan
(4) Goa

9. Total revenue of the Indian telecome sector grew by for financial year 2010-11
(1) 7 per cent   (Ans)
(2) 11 per cent
(3) 14 per cent
(4) 15 per cent

10.Cochin Shipyard Limited a Mini Ratna PSU under the Ministry of shipping has declared and paid a dividend of .... for the year2010-11.
(1) Rs. 14.86 crore
(2) Rs. 16.86 crore   (Ans)
(3) Rs. 15.86 crore
(4) Rs. 18.86 crore
11. Who are considered Super Senior Citizen as per Budget 2011-12 ? Those who have completed a minimum age of.
(1) 65 years
(2) 75 years
(3) 80 years   (Ans)
(4) 90 years

12. The Cabinet Committee on Economy Affairs approved an upward revision of the cost estimates for the on going centrally sponsored scheme of Project Tiger during the Xlth plan period from Rs. 650 crore to of central assistance.
(1) Rs. 1216.86 crore   (Ans)
(2) Rs. 1316.86 crore
(3) Rs. 1416.86 crore
(4) Rs. 1616.86 crore

13. Pohang Iron and Steel Company (POSCO) is a company originally based in
(1) China
(2) USA
(3) South Korea   (Ans)
(4) Italy

14 Which of the following periods indicate 12th Five Year Plan period in India ?
(1) 1997-2002
(2) 2002-2007
(3) 2007-2012
(4) 2012-2017   (Ans)

15. M.S. Rana, Chairman & Managing Director, Security Printing & Minting Corporation of India Limited presented the maiden dividend Cheque for.... to the union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for the financial year 2010-11.
(1) R s. 115.43 crore   (Ans)
(2) Rs. 215.43 crore
(3) Rs. 315.43 crore
(4) Rs. 415.43 crore

16. Which of the following countries is maker of 'Chevrolet Beat' car ?
(1) France
(2) Japan
(3) U.K.
(4) U.S.A   (Ans)

17. According to Swiss National Bank (SNB) the quantum deposits held in various Swiss Banks by Indian stands at about at the end of 2010.
(1) $ 1.5 billion
(2) $ 2.0 billion
(3) $ 2.5 billion   (Ans)
(4) None of these

18. Diagnostic chain.... will set up fifteen laboratories in tier-II and tier-Ill cities across the country through an investment of Rs. 15 crore in the current fiscal
(1) Metropolies Healthcare   (Ans)
(2) Thyrocare
(3) Religare
(4) None of these

19. Kingdom Holding Company has planned to build the world's tallest (more than 1000m high) Kingdom Tower in
(1) Tabuk   (Ans)
(2) Baghdad
(4) None of these

20. Which company is at the top among Indian IT companies ?
(1) T CS   (Ans)
(2) Infosys
(3) HP
(4) Wipro