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Insurance Quiz - 3

Where was the first Life Insurance company was setup in India? Calcutta In which year was the first life insurance company was setup in India? 1818 Which was the first life insurance company to be setup in India? Oriental Life Insurance company In which year Government of India started publishing returns of Insurance companies in India? 1914 What was the statutory measure been taken to regulate the life business? Indian Life Insurance Act was passed Which act was passed to protect the interest of the investors who invest in Insurance? Insurance Act in 1938 In which year an ordinance was passed to nationalise the Life Insurance sector? 1956 In which year Life Insurance Corporation came into existence? 1956 Which was the first general insurance company to be setup in India? Triton Insurance Company private limited In which year Nationalisation of General insurance took place? 1973 Which former RBI governor was heading the committee being setup in the year 1993? RN Malhotra In which year

Ancient American quiz

Where did the Inca Empire rule? They ruled along the Andes mountain in south American from Ecuador to central Chile What was the name given to the Gold and Silver by the Incas? Gold as " The sweat of the sun " and Silver as " The tears of the Moon " Who were called as K'ul ahau? The kings of Maya civilizations were called as k'ul ahau What is Chocolatl? Chocolatl is a bitter spicy drink made from the beans of the cocoa trees drank by the Aztecs Who was the last Aztec Ruler? King Montezuma II

Current Affairs August 2011 - 7

Who won the Test series against India by an Innings and 8 runs, termed to be as worst performance since 1959? England Who became the first bowler to take three hatricks in one-day cricket? Latish Malinga Who was honoured with Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from IIT - Kharagpur? Sunil Bharti Mittal Who won the woman's Cincinnati WTA Title? Maria Sharapova Who won the mens doubles Cincinnati WTA Title? Leander Peas and Mahesh Bhupathi Name the President of Standard and Poor chief who quit recently. Deven Sharma Who becomes the first woman to conquer 14,800 metre summit (K2) without artificial oxygen? Austrian climber Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner Which Hollywood studio has made some of its film available online as rentals at social networking site Facebook? Miramax Name the new variant car launched by Tata motors. Tata Vista Name the mouse launched by LG recently. Mention its additional feature. Mouse Scanner Who has been named as CEO of Apple post Steve Jobs resignation?

Marketing Quiz

In advertising for Liquor and Cigarettes are not allowed on T.V In E-Commerce C2B means Consumer-to-Business The Balance of payments is the difference in value between a nation's Exports and its Imports Philip Kotler gave the famous Consumer buying Model In a market, the kings are Consumers Protection is directly proportional to Packaging Actual product comprises of Brand name

Current Affairs August 2011 - 6

Who is all set to introduce Jan Lokpall Bill as a private member's bill in LokSabha? BJP MP Varun Gandhi Who has been appointed as joint Managing Director of Hero MotoCorp (formerly Hero Honda)? Sunil Kant Munjal Which film director eyes for stake in Indian Premier League team Kochi Tuskers? Priyadarshan Expand Infosys. Who logged out as Chief Mentor and Chairman from the IT giant Infosys on Friday 19th August 2011? INFOrmation SYStem. N.R.Narayana Murthy Which company has launched Android tablet priced at Rs.6,250? LACS (Lakshmi Access Communications Systems) Which consumer major has launched online game and mobile app to promote corporate awareness? Reckitt Benckiser Who won the Cincinnati Masters title held at Ohio recently? Andy Murray Who won his first US PGA Tour title at the Wyndham Championship? Webb Simpson Which Bank has sought support of Rs.300 crore from the Government to fund business growth? Corporation Bank Who surpassed Sunil Gavaskar's record of 34 hundreds

Completion of Sentences

His _____ remarks are often embarrassing because of their frankness i) sadistic ii) subtle iii) ingenuous iv) only (i) Over indulgence _______ character as well as stamina. i) maintains ii) stimulates iii) debilitates iv) none of these He was not ______ and preferred to be alone most of the time. i) cordial ii) gracious iii) antisocial iv) gregarious By the time is is 5 p.m. I _______ 12km today. i) shall be walking ii) shall have walked iii) shall walk iv) all of these I dont have many ________ but have many friends who are not gentlemen. i) gentlemen-friends ii) gentlemen-friend iii) gentlemen-friendly iv)only (iii) Can you speak French? Yes, I have learnt ________ in France i) speaking it ii) how to speak it iii) it to speak iv) none of these It has been raining since morning, I wish it _______ i) would stop raining ii) stopped raining iii) stopped to rain iv) stops raining I ________ trouble with my bike these days. i) have experienced ii) am experienci

Sample Questions for Bank Exam

India's foreign exchange reserves as on 20th May 2011 is? $308 billion Which country is set to host the annual IMF-World Bank meet in 2012? Japan In which year was Indian Partnership Act launched? 1932 Expand ARS. Automatic Refinance Scheme When was SIDBI set up in India? 1990 How well do we know Raghuram Rajan? Raghuram Rajan has served as Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund NABARD holds one percent shareholding of? RBI RBI has sole right to issue __________ in India. Paper currency Repo Rate is a rate at which RBI lends ________ to the banks. Short-term money What is reviewed by RBI every 6 weeks? Monetary Policy

Current Affairs August 2011 - 5

Which service has Yahoo launched to allow users to enjoy full-length movies for free? Movieplex Who has taken charge as HAL's Director Corporate Planning and Marketing? Baldev Singh Who has been named captain for Women's Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament? Saba Anjum Which former cricketer also secretary of Bihar Jharkhand Cricket Association passed away due to brain hemorrhage? Ramesh Saxena Which Indian oil gaints are allowed to dig oil at the Gulf of Mannar? ONGC and Cairn India Name the tablet model launched by Beetel in India. Beetel Magiq, priced at 9,999 Who has been renamed as Indian hockey team's captain for inaugural Asian Champions Trophy in Ordos, China? Rajpal Singh Who has been appointed as director for Whirlpool Corporation? Harish Manwani Which Bill in India is set to be tabled in Winter Parliament session? Food bill What position does India hold in Golf after Nomura Cup? 3rd place Which Academy Award winner for Best Original Song (for Jai Ho) and

Science quiz -Biology 2

Which Indian Scientist won the noble prize for genetic code? H.G.Khorana Who discovered Kala Azar fever? U.N.Brahmachari Who made the first Heart transplant in India? P.Venugopal What is the other name for Mendel's first law? Law of Segregation Which book was written by Lamarck? Philosophie Zoologique What is the Scientific name of Cobra? Naja-Naja Which layer of the skin contains Living Cell? Dermis Who proposed the theory of population? Thomas Robert Malthus

Science quiz -Biology 2

Which Indian Scientist won the noble prize for genetic code? H.G.Khorana Who discovered Kala Azar fever? U.N.Brahmachari Who made the first Heart transplant in India? Dr.P.K.Sen What is the other name for Mendel's first law? Law of Segregation Which book was written by Lamarck? Philosophie Zoologique What is the Scientific name of Cobra? Naja-Naja Which layer of the skin contains Living Cell? Dermis Who proposed the theory of population? Thomas Robert Malthus

Science Quiz - Physics

Which Electrolyte is used it Copper Voltameter? Copper Sulphate Who invented adding machine? Blaise Pascal What is the unit used to measure illumination? LUX What is odometer? Odometer is an instrument used to indicate the distance traveled by an automobile Who is the first Indian to go into the space? Rakesh Sharma Which is the nearest star to the sun? Proxima Centauri What is Atmometer? Atmometer is a scientific instrument used to measure to rate of evaporation of water What is the other name for Methane? Marsh Gas

HRM Awards 2011

Hays Award for Employer of Choice Google Hudson Award for Champion of HR Tan Ser Kiat - Group CEO,  Singapore Health Services Robert Walters Award for Best HR Leader Geraldine Lee, CHRO,  NTUC First Campus Co-Operative Outstanding Contribution to HR Roger Collantes, CEO,  Global Learning Solutions Innovation in Recruitment Resorts World Sentosa Best HR Young Gun Khushi Marfatia, HR Business Partner,  Categories SEAA,  Unilever Asia andWendy Seah,  HR Analyst, Deutsche Bank Randstad Award for Best HR Manager Liew Hui Mian, Manager - Training & Development, Marina Bay Sands Centre for Creative Leadership Award for Best Leadership Development Deutsche Bank Best Performance and Productivity Practices Ministry of Manpower Grass Roots Asia Pacific Award for Best Reward and Recognition Strategies Olam International ST701 Award for Best Employer Branding McDonald's Restaurants Best Graduate Development Practices A*Star Best Use of Technology Hewlett-Packard Singapore Best Retention Str

Books and Authors - 5

1. Who is the author of 'Edge of Time' Kalpana Chawla 2. Who released the book 'Black, Brown and The Bule'? Shuvaprasanna Bhattacharya 3. Who is the author of 'Great Indians - Surendranath Banarjee to Gandhi'? Balraj Krishna 4. Who is the author of 'Civil Disobedience - Two Freedom Struggles, One Life'? L.C.Jain 5. Who is the author of 'Grit Guts and Gallantary - Officers and Gentleman of the Indian Army'? Mahip Chadha 6. Who recently launched a book 'Cricket World Cup'? Kamal Jhulka 7. Who released the book 'Matters of Discretion' recently? Former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral 8. Who is the author of 'Shangai Cooperation Organisation'? L.C.Kumar 9. Who is the author of 'Democracy and Democratization in the Gulf'? Gulshan Dietl 10. Who is the author of 'India's New Foreign Policy in the New Millennium'? Raj Kumar Kothari

HRM Awards 2011

Hays Award for Employer of Choice Google Hudson Award for Champion of HR Tan Ser Kiat - Group CEO,  Singapore Health Services Robert Walters Award for Best HR Leader Geraldine Lee, CHRO,  NTUC First Campus Co-Operative Outstanding Contribution to HR Roger Collantes, CEO,  Global Learning Solutions Innovation in Recruitment Resorts World Sentosa Best HR Young Gun Khushi Marfatia, HR Business Partner,  Categories SEAA,  Unilever Asia and Wendy Seah,  HR Analyst, Deutsche Bank Randstad Award for Best HR Manager Liew Hui Mian, Manager - Training & Development, Marina Bay Sands Centre for Creative Leadership Award for Best Leadership Development Deutsche Bank Best Performance and Productivity Practices Ministry of Manpower Grass Roots Asia Pacific Award for Best Reward and Recognition Strategies Olam International ST701 Award for Best Employer Branding McDonald's Restaurants Best Graduate Development Practices A*Star Best Use of Technology Hewlett-Packard Singapo

Current Affairs August 2011 - 4

What is the food inflation as on July 30th 2011? 9.90 per cent Name the Indo-Canadian who has been appointed the president and CEO of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)? Karna Gupta Which car model has Maruti Suzuki set to unveil in the Indian market? Maruti 800cc Which three banks are planning a Joint Venture commercial bank in Malaysia? Bank of Baroda, Andhra Bank and Indian Overseas Bank Who is to replace Arvind Jadhav as Air India chief? Rohit Nandan Which bollywood actor passed away recently? Shammi Kapoor Which Bank's net profit dip to about 45% as it disclosed its Q1 earnings? State Bank of India Who won the ATP Montreal Masters title? Novak Djokovic Who won the bronze medal at the World Badminton Championship after a gap of 28 years? Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa Name the former NASDAQ MD who has been sentenced to 42 months in prison and has been ordered to forfeit over $700,000 illegal profits made during his role in an insider trading scheme. Don

Arjuna Awards 2011

Zaheer Khan Cricket Rahul Banerjee Archery Preeja Sreedharan Athletics Jwala Gutta Badminton Suranjoy Singh Boxing Sunil Chhetri Football Rajpal Singh Hockey Rakesh Kumar Kabaddi Tejaswini Sawant Shooting Virdhawal Khade Swimming Ashish Kumar Gymnastics Somdev Devvarman Tennis Ravinder Singh Wrestling Ravi Kumar Weightlifting Vikas Gowda Athletics Sandhya Rani Wushu Prasanta Karmakar Swimming Sanjay Kumar Volleyball Tejaswini Kabaddi

General Knowledge Quiz

Which is the world's First international town to be sponsored by UNESCO? Auroville in Pondicherry Who is the architect of the city of Chandigarh? Charles Edouard Jeanneret Which British Prime Minister was nick named as "Iron Butterfly"? Margaret Thatcher Name the new religion formed by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Din-I-Ilahi Which State is called as "Spice Garden of India"? Kerala What is the autobiography of Kapil Dev called? By God's Decree Who is the founder of The Branch of Geology? James Hutton Who was the first film star to appear on a postal stamp? Grace Kelly

Current Affairs August 2011 - 3

Who won his first World Golf Championship title? Adam Scott Who became the first bowler to clinch 6 wickets in a Twenty20 International Cricket? Ajantha Mendis What is the maximum amount that can be withdrawn from a third-party ATM per transaction? Rs.10,000 Which Indian University recently signed pact with university of Sydney? Anna University For which programme an Indian student pursuing her Ph.D in chemical biology from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research chosen? SciFinder Academic Exchange Program Which company has launched 3G Tablet priced at Rs.12,999 with special data plans in India? RCom What is the extension period given to RBI Governor D.Subbarao? 2 years (untill Spetember 4th 2013) Which Insurance company is set to sue Bank of America to recover about $10 billion? AIG (American International Group Inc) Which company has collaborated with Singapore Management University for a R&D facility for cloud-based IT solutions? TCS Which Bank has lau

Banking Quiz India - Bank Exam questions

In which year all three presidency banks were merged and called as Imperial Bank of India? 1921 Which bank was the first bank to be established by Indian Merchants? Union Bank Which reputed bank was being setup in Lahore and which is still functioning? Punjab National Bank Which was the first Indian Joint stock bank and when was it setup? Oudh Commercial Bank established in1881 Which is called as Cardle of Indian Banking? Dakshin Kannada district in Karnataka For what purpose the Banking Regulation Act was passed in 1949? To regulate, control and inspect the Banks in India In which year 14 Commercial Banks were Nationalised? 19 th July,1969 In which year another 6 banks were Nationalised? 1980 Which Indian Prime minister gave green signal for Liberalisation inturn leading to setting up of Private Banks in India? P.V.Narasimha Rao Which bank was the first private bank to be setup after Liberalisation? Global

Bank quiz question and answers for Bank exams

Which is the apex bank or central bank in India? Reserve Bank of India (RBI). When did Reserve Bank of India come into existence? April 1, 1935 Upon which commission’s recommendations RBI was setup? Hilton and Young Commission In which year Hilton and Young Commission submitted its report? 1926 Where was the head office of Reserve Bank of India when it came to existence? Kolkata, Bengal In which year Reserve Bank of India was Nationalised? 1949 In which year Banking Regulation Act was passed? 1949 Which was the first bank to be setup in India? General Bank of India in 1786 Which were the banks being established under the charter of British East India Company? Bank of Bengal Bank of Bombay Bank of Madras Bank of Bengal, Bank of Madras, Bank of Bombay was also known as? Presidency Banks

World President - 2

COUNTRY PRESIDENT Bangladesh Zillur Rahman Belarus Alexander Lukashenko Benin Yayi Boni Bolivia Evo Morales Botswana Ian Khama Brazil Dilma Rousseff Bulgaria Georgi Parvanov Burma (Myanmar) Thein Sein Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza

Current Affairs August 2011 - 2

On which planet has Nasa found the first evidence of flowing water recently? Mars Which two industries of Japan are set to merge? Hitachi and Mitsubishi Which Legendary singer's 81st birth anniversary was celebrated on 4th August 2011? Kishore Kumar Parts of which African country is hit by Famine according to United Nations? Somalia Which model has Harley-Davidson launched in India priced at Rs.19.7 lakh? Fat Boy Special Which service did Vodafone roll out in Bangalore recently? 3G services Where is the Hockey Asian Champions Trophy is to be held? Ordos, China Name the ex-PM of Ukraine who was arrested recently. Yulia Tymoshenko Who has become first female prime minister of Thailand? Yingluck Shinawatra Where is the Folksam Grand Prix meet being held? Karlstad, Sweden What is the downgraded credit rating given by S&P to USA? AA+ Which cricketer has been recalled to One-Day match against England after 2 years? Rahul Dravid Whose maiden century in Twenty20 cricket against Austra

General Awareness with respect to Banking Industry

IBPS - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection RBI - Reserve Bank of India BOB - Bank of Baroda BOI - Bank of India BOM - Bank of Maharashtra IOB - Indian Overseas Bank OBC - Oriental Bank of Commerce PNB - Punjab National Bank RRB - Regional Rural Bank

Egyptian History Quiz

What is hieroglyphs? It is the form of writing used by the Egyptians which is made up of 700 different picture signs What is the meaning of the word Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt? Pharaoh means "great house" or "palace" Who was the Longest ruler of the Ancient Egyptian History? Pharaoh Pepu II ruled for 94 years What is Deshret? Deshret means " The Red Land " its the name given to the desert land on either side of the river Nile What are Canopic Jars? Canopic Jars were used by the ancient Egyptians to store the internal organs of the dead pharaoh during mummification Which was the last dynasty of the Ancient Egypt? Ptolemaic Dynasty

Nandi Awards 2011

Best Film (Gold) Vedam 2nd Best Film (Silver) Gangaputrulu 3rd Best Film (Bronze) Prastanam Most Popular Fiim Maryada Ramanna Special jury award Sunil (Maryada Ramanna) Best Family Film Andari Bandhuvaya Best Actor Nandamuri Balakrishna (Simha) Best Actress Nitya Menon (Ala Modalaindi) Best Comedian (Male) Dharmavarapu Subramanyam Best Comedian (Female) Jhansi Best Villian Nagineedu (Maryada Ramanna) Best Singer (Male) Keeravani (Maryada Ramanna) Best Singer (Female) Pranavi (Sneha Geetham) Best Music director Chakri (Simha) 1st Film Best Director Nandini Reddy (Ala Modalaindi) Best Choreographer Prem Rakshit (Adhurs) Special Jury Award Samanta (Ye Maaya Chesave)

Current Affairs August 2011

Who has been ranked world No.1 in double trap shooting as per the ISSF world rankings? Ronjan Sodhi Iscom along with Elmwood College, St.Andrew's UK has launched a Post-Graduate course for which sporting event? Post-graduate programme in golf management Which is Apple's latest Operating System? OS X Lion Who won the Citi Open WTA doubles title held in USA? Sania Mirza and Yaroslava Shvedova Which UK-listed miner gets formal approval from the Indian government for its acquisition of stake in Cairn India? Vedanta Resources or Vedanta Which Tata group firm is set to open online consumer durables and electronics store? Tata Croma Which company has launched its first Financial Technology Grid to offer services in banking domain? Polaris software Which computer manufacturer has introduced rupee symbol on desktop computer keyboard, compatible with Microsoft softwares? LenovoIndia Which country has approved plans to setup first Tibetian bank? China Who has b

NDTV Gadget Guru Awards 2011

Application of the Year Flip board Audio Product of the Year  (Below Rs.1 lakh) Dre Beatbox Budget Phone of the Year Nokia C3 Computer Peripheral of the Year HP ePrinter series Design of the Year Samsung 3D LED TV UA55C9000 Gaming Hardware of the Year Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 Imaging Device of the Year Sony NE-5 Innovation of the Year Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 Portable audio product of the Year Appli iPod Nano Smartphone of the Year Samsung Galaxy S TV of the Year Samsung LED TV U4A6C8000 Audio Tech of the Year Violet Consumer Electronic of the Year Bose VideoWave Entertainment System Brand Ambassador of the Year Sonam Kapoor Computing device of the Year Apple iPad NDTV Gadget of the Year - Viewer's Choice Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 NDTV Gadget of the Year- Jury's Choice Apple iPad

Indian Railway Budget Quiz - 2011

What is the concession age proposed for the women in railway budget 2011? 58 years What is the percentage of concession given to the senior citizens in railway budget 2011? 40% What is the name of the train which was introduced by railways to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda? Vivek Express What is the name given to the special trains to promote tourism? Janam Bhoomi Gaurav For which occasion was the "Kavi Guru Train" run? To celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Kavi Guru Rabindranath Tagore What is the increased scholarship for the girl child of gang men and group 'D' employees of railways in railways budget 2011? Rs.1200 per month for higher education What is the name given to the new rail line between Delhi-Mumbai which would start early 2012? Golden Rail Corridor What is the name of the multi-purpose smart card which would be introduced on pilot basis which can be used in booking counters, vending machines, internet et

Current Affairs July 2011 - 7

Which motorcycle has Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Ltd. recently launched? CBR 250R Who won the ladies National snooker championship? Vidya Pillai Who won the 2000th Test cricket held at Lords Cricket Ground? England Which frenchman after 25 years won the German Open Tennis tournament? Gilles Simon Who won the Indonesian International Challenge badminton championship 2011? Pusarla Venkata Sindhu Who has been appointed as Lokayukta of Karnataka to succeed Santosh Hegde? Justice Shivraj V.Patil Who has been named vice president for Boeing Defence, Space and Security in India? Dennis D.Swanson Which Indian tennis player holds career best rank of 62 in the singles list? Somdev Devvarman What is Repo and Reverse Repo rate as on 26th July 2011? Repo: 8% and Reverse Repo: 7% Which country has agreed for a meeting between its Nobel Laureate, pro-democracy activist Aung Suu Kyi and Minister of Social Welfare U Aung Kyi? Myanmar Who has been named as t

Current Affairs July 2011 - 6

Which company acquired the cloud.com? Citrix Systems Who has joined Gordon Brothers Group as Chief Executive Officer? Gary Talarico Which country is all set to shut 40% (800 approx.) of its data centres to reduce hefty technology budget? USA Which U.S.Secretary met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha recently? Hilary Clinton Which social networking site has turned 5 years? Twitter Who has been named as Sri Lanka's captain for upcoming Australian series? Dilshan Which Ace Indian shooter is set to get Khel Ratna? Gagan Narang Which missile was recently test-fired successfully at Chandipur, Orrisa? Prahaar Who is all set to take over as CMD of NMDC? M.S.Rana Which company formally opened its assembly plant at Rosslyn, South Africa? Tata Motors Who has been appointed as solicitor-general following the resignation of Gopal Subramaniam? Rohinton Nariman Who became 2nd highest run scorer in Test cricket surpassing Ricky Ponting's record? Rahul Dr

Entrepreneur India Awards 2011

Category Name of the Awardee Innovative Start-up of the Year Vikas Swami, Networkers Home Entrepreneur of the Year (Trading) Rahul Mehta, Indian Home Variations & Distributions LLP Entrepreneur of the Year (Consumer Business) Subhasish Chakraborty, DTDC Courier and Cargo Ltd. Entrepreneur of the Year (Manufacturing) Sunil Chari, Rossari Biotech Ltd Dynamic Entrepreneur of the Year (Business Transformation) Vikaas Gutgutia, Ferns N Petals Pvt. Ltd. Entrepreneur of the Year (Innovation in Technology) Yogesh Bansal, ApnaCircle.com Professional Entrepreneur of the Year Om Manchanda, Dr Lal PathLabs Pvt Ltd. Entrepreneur of the Year (Innovation in Financial and Business Services) Honey Katiyal, Investers Clinic Infratech Pvt. Ltd. Social Entrepreneur of the Year S. V. Krishnan & Ms. Sudha Krishnan, ACE Experiences Asia Private Ltd. Creative Entrepreneur of the Year Vinod Jain, Magppie Young Entrepreneur of the Year Ameera Shah,