Current Affairs - India - October-2011 Online Test

India and Iran agreed to set up a mechanism for payment of crude oil. Consider the following statements:

i) Iran is second only to Saudi Arabia as an oil supplier to India.

ii) India is Iran’s second biggest crude buyer after China.


Which one of the following countries issued a worldwide alert to its citizens in the wake of the killing of key al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki?


How many agreements were signed between India and Afghanistan during the visit of Afghan President Hamid Karzai to India on 4-5 October 2011?


Nobel peace prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai died on 25 September 2011. She won the Nobel peace prize in___.


South Sudan recently chose __ as its official language.


Delhi state government on 8 October 2011, launched Micro Finance project for women. Consider the following statements:

i) The project aims at providing financial support to over one lakh vulnerable women in New Delhi.

ii) The project will be implemented by the Samajik Suvidha Sangam in collaboration with Delhi chapter of SEWA.

Choose the right option:


Goa State Assembly Unanimously Passed Goa Lokayukta Bill 2011. The bill is a modified version of Goa Lakayukta Bill_______?


Which one of the following launched the social auditing programme of gram Panchayats?


The largest ever water supply scheme in Himachal Pradesh was inaugurated in __ district.


The Supreme Court on 1 September 2011 ordered Delhi’s private hospitals to provide free treatment to the poor. The bench asked the city hospitals to reserve __ percent of their out-patient department capacity and__ percent of beds at the indoor level for free treatment of the poor.


Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on 16 October 2011 voiced the Finance Ministry’s decision to recapitalise which of the following PSU lenders to help it achieve compliance with capital adequacy ratio (CAR) norms?


A panel constituted by which of the following bodies on mutual funds in October 2011 retained the minimum capital requirement to start a fund house at Rs 10 crore, rejecting a proposal to increase the net worth criterion?


The Municipal Corporation of Delhi collected what amount of tax as property tax in the first half of 2011-12 fiscal, recording a Rs 75.16 crore jump compared to its collections during the corresponding period in 2010-11?


The Agriculture Ministry on 20 October 2011 proposed a hike of Rs 115 per quintal in the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat to what sum per quintal to cover rising farm input cost and encourage farmers to increase acreage?


According to data released by the commerce and industry ministry on 20 October 2011 food inflation stood at what percentage in the week ended 8 October 2011?


The Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) upheld a regulatory order directing which of the following group of companies to refund Rs 24000 crore - equivalent to the country's second-biggest lender ICICI Bank's deposit growth last fiscal - for violating securities laws?


Overnite Express launched a new premium service, Overnite Priority on 17 October 2011 with an assured next business-day delivery feature besides a money back guarantee attached to it. The express delivery service (EDS) industry was valued at Rs.10,000 crore is found to be growing by what percentage annually?


GVK Airport Holdings Private Limited, a subsidiary of GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited (GVKPIL) on 18 October 2011 acquired 108000000 equity shares worth Rs10 each (amounting to a 13.5% equity stake) in which of the following?


The department of telecom (DoT) slapped Rs 50 crore fine on which of the following cellular companies for suppressing information, violating license agreement and renting out more than 3,600 pre-activated post paid SIM cards in bulk to a Delhi-based company that further sub rented them?


Bharti Enterprises, the parent company of Airtel floated a new joint venture with Japanese internet firm for offering mobile internet services in India. Name the firm.


Which of the following McLaren’s driver won the Japanese Grand Prix in his adopted homeland, Japan on 9 October 2011?


Sebastian Vettel who stood third in the Formula 1 race became the youngest double world champion with four races to spare on 9 October 2011. To which of the following teams does he belong to?


Which tennis player retained his Shanghai Masters title by defeating David Ferrer 7-5 6-4 in the final on 16 October 2011?


Which Formula 1 team sealed the constructors’ title at the Korean Grand Prix on 16 October 2011?


Which football club/team won the 2011 Durand Cup at the Ambedkar Stadium with a 5-4 tie-break win?


IBSA summit concluded in Pretoria, South Africa. What is the full form of IBSA?


Syria announced the creation of a committee tasked with preparing new constitution. Syria is located in____.


China recently backed Pakistan for UN Security Council seat. UN Security Council consists of 5 permanent members and __ non-permanent members.


World Food Day was observed on which of the following dates with the theme- Food Prices – From Crisis to Stability?


Name the Indian-born, 100 year old person who entered the Guinness Book of records as the oldest person to complete a full-distance marathon after crossing the finish line at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in eight hours, 25 minutes and 16 seconds.


Who won the 2011 man Booker Prize for his short novel 'The Sense of an Ending'?


Rajasthan government on 19 October 2011 launched a web based Social Security Pension system. At which one of the following places the system was launched?


UP state government increased the age limit for recruitment of Primary school teachers from 35 to __ years.


Name the Rajasthan Water Resources Minister who was dropped from the Cabinet on 16 October 2011 in the wake of allegations about his involvement in a case of mysterious disappearance of an auxiliary nurse midwife, Bhanwari Devi.


The Save Sharmila Campaign was flagged off by Magsaysay award winner Sandeep Pandey on 16 October 2011. In which of the following Indian cities was the campaign launched?


Who was honoured with the Swiss Ambassador's award for exceptional leadership and his contribution to strengthening bilateral ties between India and Switzerland on 16 October 2011?


Scientists identified the bug, which caused the Bubonic plague (Black Death) in Europe between 1347 and 1351. Consider the following statements on Bubonic plague:

i) Bubonic plague still strikes somewhere between 1000 and 3000 people.

ii) Bubonic plague is caused by Yersinia pestis.


Scientists identified the genes, which increase a Person’s risk of getting Dengue. Dengue is the most common mosquito-borne infection after ____.


Scientists found the Ozone hole above Antarctica, which is the fifth largest on record. The size of this Ozone hole is___ square kilometres.


Union government of India decided to ban the use of infertility drug Letrozole. Letrozole is mainly recommended for treating ____.


Australian Scientists created the world’s first drug, which can prevent blindness from cataracts. Cataracts are formed when a protein, known as _________ clouds the eye lens and impairs vision.


















































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This test is helpful for the civil service exam aspirants in India. Even banking exam aspirants can also attempt this. It contains the current affair matters of India in the month of Oct 2011.

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