IB ACIO Exam 2015 GK Questions Expected

1) Which is a global international organisation dealing with the rules of trade between nations? – WTO
2) Which player on 3 January 2015 became the fastest cricketer to reach 12000 Test runs? – Kumar Sangakkara
3) Who is the author of the English novel ‘The Namesake’? – Jhumpa Lahiri
4) Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme for LPG was recently been renamed as? – PAHAL
5) Kanha Tiger Reserve is situated in Mandla district of? – Madhya Pradesh
6) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has been recently renamed as? – Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)
7) Excise duty is the tax levied on? – Production of goods
8) Union government on 1 January 2015 has revamped Planning commission as? – NITI Aayog
9) Union Budget is presented in the Parliament by the? – Union Finance Minister
10) A two-day banking retreat to discuss the new initiatives for banking industry was recently held at? – Pune, Maharashtra
11) Name the author of the book ‘Munger through the Age’? – D P Yadav
12) Kumar Sangakkara recently broken whose record to become the fastest to reach 12,000 Test runs? – Rickey Ponting & Sachin Tendulkar
13) Which Award is often considered as Asia’s Nobel Prize? – Ramon Magsaysay
14) A commemorative coin on which famous Indian industrialist was released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 6 January 2015? – Jamsetji Tata
15) 21st Commonwealth Games will be held at which place in 2018? – Golden Coast, Australia
16) Who is called ‘Niganthnathputt’? – Vardhman Mahavir
17) Lingaraj Temple is located in? – Bhubaneshwar
18) Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan was appointed as the brandambassador for health sector of which state on 6 January 2015? – Andhra Pradesh
19) Who was the incharge of Alauddin’s Khilji’s market conrol system? – Shahna-e-Mandi
20) Which bank launched the country’s first ‘contactless’ debit and credit cards on 7 January 2015? – ICICI Bank
21) Which among the following was the theme of the Indian Science Congress- 2015 held recently at Mumbai? – Science and Technology for Human Development
22) Who among the following was the chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Indian Constitution? – B.R.Ambedkar
23) Who was named as business person of the year for 2014 by Fortune magazine recently? – Larry Page
24) What is the special constitutional position of Jammu and Kashmir? – It has its own constitution
25) Indian constitution provides for a? – Bicameral System

1.Which Dogra General led successful military expedition to Laddakh, Baltistan and parts of Tibet between 1834 and 1841? – Zorawar Singh
2.During the India freedom struggle who of the following founded the Prarthana Samaj? – Atmaram Pandurang
3.In Which era, crusades were conducted by Europeans to liberate Jerusalem from Seljuk Turks? – 1088 -1270
4.In 1945, an Allied Conference decided the partition of Germany in four occupation zones. Where was that conference held? – Yalta
5.On which dates did the US drop atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki respectively? – Aug 6,1945 & Aug 9,1945
6.Who drafted the Declaration of American Independence? – Thomas Jefferson
7.Which of the following is tropical grassland? – Savannah
8.Which of the following European powers seized territories of the Ottoman Empire in the early decades of the 18th century? – Russia
9.The rapid colonization of Africa by the European powers after 1880 was motivated primarily by? – the desire for new markets, raw materials and strategic advantage.
10.The foundation of modern education system in India was laid by? – Wood’s Dispatch of 1854
11.Which was the last dynasty that ruled China and in which year was the Republic of China established?- Qing dynasty, 1911
12.Which one of the following pairs of kings of ancient and medieval periods of history and the works authored by them is correctly matched? – Mahendravarman-Mattavilasaprahasana
13.Which is an accurate statement about Japan’s natural resources? – Japan has extensively used the seas for fishing
14.Which one of the following-represents the fundamental difference between Mahayan Buddhism & Hinayana Buddhism? – Worship of Gods and Goddesses
15.Which Chola King successfully led expedition to the north to capture territories up to river Ganges? – Rajendra Chola I
16.The cradle of the Sumerian civilization was the delta of Euphrates and Tigris rivers. In what modem day nation is this located? – Iraq
17.Which sides were the rival fighters in the Battle of Naushera in 1823? – Sikh Empire & Emirate of Afghanistan
18.In which Anglo – Mysore war and which year was Tipu Sultan killed? – Fourth, 1799
19.When the Portuguese sailed around the Cape of Good Hope and entered the Indian Ocean in the late fifteenth century, they found? – a network of long distance trade routes dominated by Muslim merchants
20.The Asiatic Society was established in Calcutta by? – Sir William Jones
21.The Silk Routes were important in ancient times because they? – facilitated the exchange of goods and ideas between China and the Roman Empire
22.Arrange the following events during British rule in chronological order A. Dandi March B. Simon Commission C Poona Pact D Gandhi-Irwin Pact? – BADC
23.Who among the following were the leaders of the Indigo Revolt ? – Digambar Biswas & Bishnucharan Biswas
24.During whose tenure as the Viceroy of India were the great Martyrs Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru hanged? – Lord Irwin
25.The landmass of which of the following continents is the least? – Australia
26.Between which European Powers was the Crimean War mainly fought? – The Ottomans, British and French against the Russians
27.Ashokan inscriptions were first deciphered by? – James Prinsep
28.Which of the following Seas has highest salinity in the world? – Dead Sea
29.Millets are called ‘coarse grains’ and constitute mainly of? – Jowar , Bajra, Ragi
30.Sugarcane + Potato is an intercropping system of which season? -Autumn season
31.A Money Bill passed by Lok Sabha is deemed to have been passed by Rajya Sabha also if the Upper House takes no action within? – 14 days
32.How many members can be nominated to Rajya Sabha by the President? – 12
33.Which of the following States has bicameral legislature? – Jammu & Kashmir
34.The impeachment of the President can be initiated in? – either House of Parliament
35.The Community Development Programme was started in India on? -Oct 2,1952
36.Inclusive growth as enunciated in the Eleventh Five Year Plan does not include one of the following? – Strengthening of capital market
37.A large increase in oil prices, such as the ones occurring in 1973 and 1979, will cause? – inflation and recession
38.The law of demand states that? – as the price rises, the demand falls
39.Which of the following groups is most hurt by unexpected inflation? – people with large retirement savings held in savings accounts
40.Which of the following is NOT an issue in macroeconomics? – the determination of prices in the agricultural sector
41.Which of the following is the largest source of Tax Revenue in the India’s budget for 2013 -14? – Corporate Tax
42.Which of the following is closest to India’s current GDP (2012-13)? – $1.8 trillion
43.What is the current share of Crude and Petroleum products in total Imports of India at present? – 27 – 33%
44.According to the Economic Survey 2012-13, Agriculture and allied activities, accounted for what percentage of the Gross Domestic Product? – 14.1%
45.MGNREGA provides legal guarantee for employment at minimum wages to adult members of a household in a financial year for at least? -100 days
46.Chief Justice of a High Court is appointed by? – The President after consultation with the Governor of the State and a collegium of two very senior Supreme Court judges headed by CJI
47.People belonging to which age group are eligible for training under TRYSEM scheme? – 18 – 35 yrs
48.Which Malaysian budget carrier has planned to launch a new airline in India along with Tata Group and Telestra Tradeplace? – Air Asia
49.What should be the angle for throw of any projectile to achieve maximum vertical range? – 45 degree
50.What is the approximate terminal velocity of a skydiver falling freely with parachute unopened? – 240 km/hr
51.Washing soda is the common name for? – Sodium carbonate
52.Which of the gas is not known as greenhouse gas? – Hydrogen.
53.Which of the following is not used as a moderator in nuclear reactor? – Boron
54.Who has played the lead role of Milkha Singh in the film ‘Bhag Milkha Bhag’? – Farhan Akhtar
55.Hasan Rouhani was recently in news as new president of which country? – Iran
56.When a key is pressed on the keyboard, which standard is used for converting the keystrokes into the corresponding bits?- ASCII
57.“Gwadar Port”, a deep sea port developed and operated by China is located in which country? – Pakistan
58.Which of the following countries did not witness change of its ruler under Arab Spring? – Syria
59.Which country has granted temporary asylum to Edward Joseph Snowden? -Russia
60.The Central Processing Unit (CPU) in a computer consists of? – Control unit, arithmetic-logic unit, primary storage
61.The headquarters of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), formed out of erstwhile USSR, is at? – Minsk in Byelorussia
62.In which year ‘Bharat Ratna’, India’s highest civilian award was established and how many persons have been honoured with this award so far? – 1954, 41
63.In which year Madras state was renamed as Tamil Nadu? – 1969
64.Which former national level Volleyball player created history by becoming the first female amputee to conquer Mount Everest in May 2013? – Arunima Sinha
65.Who was awarded the Jnanpith award for 2012? – Dr Ravuri Bharadwaja (Telgu)
66.Which of the following is the India’s first indigenous nuclear submarine? – INS Arihant
67.Where was the World Badminton Championship 2013; in which P V Sindhu won a Bronze medal, held? – Guangzhou, China

68.Which of the following animals has the longest gestation (pregnancy) period? – elephants

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