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ANDHRA BANK PAPER - 12 SEP 2008

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General Awareness

1. What is the population of India ?
(A) 98 crores   (B) More than 2 billion  (C) More than 1 billion
(D) Less than 96 crores  (E) 96 crores

2. Thermostat is an instrument used to—
(A) measure flow of current  (B) measure intensity of voltage
(C) regulate temperature  (D) regulate velocity of sound
(E) None of these

3. Wimbledon Trophy is associated with—
(A) Football (B) Cricket  (C) Hockey (D) Basketball  (E) Lawn Tennis

4. GNP stands for—
(A) Gross National Product  (B) Group Net Product  (C) Grand Nuclear Process
(D) Group Networking Process  (E) None of these

5. 'Acoustics' is the science of the study of—
(A) Light (B) Sound  (C) Electricity (D) Magnetism  (E) None of these

6. Noise pollution is measured in the unit called—
(A) micron  (B) nautical miles  (C) ohms  (D) ampere  (E) decibel

7. 'Heavy Water' is used in which of the following types of industries ?
(A) Sugar  (B) Nuclear Power  (C) Textile  (D) Coal  (E) None of these

8. Who amongst the following is the author of the book 'Indomitable Spirit'?
(A) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam  (B) Dr. Manmohan Singh
(C) Justice K. G. Balakrishna  (D) Mr. Natwar Singh  (E) None of these

9. Which of the following is not the name of popular IT/Software Company ?
(A) Wipro (B) Mastek  (C) Toyota (D) IBM  (E) Infosys

10. 'Yen' is the currency of—
(A) South Korea  (B) China  (C) Indonesia  (D) Malaysia  (E) None of these

11. Baichung Bhutia whose name was in news is a well known—
(A) Music Director of Indian films  (B) English author of Indian origin
(C) Journalist  (D) Politician  (E) Sports Personality

12. 'Richter Scale' is used to measure which of the following ?
(A) Intensity of Tsunami Waves  (B) Intensity of Earthquake
(C) Density of salt in Sea water  (D) Flow of electric current
(E) None of these

13. Which of the following best explains 'egovernance'?
(A) Improving the functioning of government
(B) Teaching government employees the basics of computing
(C) Delivery of public services through internet
(D) Framing of cyberlaws of chatting on internet
(E) Convergence of email and videoconferencing

14. CAS is associated with which of the following ?
(A) Legal System Reforms  (B) Piped gas line
(C) Cable T.V.  (D) Mobile phone regulation  (E) None of these

15. Tata Steel recently acquired the Corus, a steel giant situated in—
(A) South Africa  (B) Ukraine  (C) Australia  (D) Italy  (E) Britain

16. Which of the following is the abbreviated name of the Organization/Agency working in the field of Space Research ?
(A) ISBN  (B) ISRO  (C) INTELSET  (D) INTACH  (E) None of these

17. 'Handshaking' in Networking parlance means—
(A) connecting computers to a hub
(B) distributed Networks
(C) having same operating system on different computers
(D) sending email
(E) None of these

18. VAT stands for—
(A) Value And Tax  (B) Value Added Tax  (C) Virtual Action Tasks  
(D) Virtual Assessment Technique  (E) None of these

19. Alzheimer's disease is the ailment of which of the following organs /parts of the human body ?
(A) Kidney  (B) Heart  (C) Liver  (D) Stomach  (E) Brain

20. Global warming is a matter of concern amongst the nations these days. Which of the following countries is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the World ?
(A) U.S.A.  (B) China  (C) India  (D) Britain  (E) None of these

21. Which of the following books has been written by Bill Gates ?
(A) Microsoft Secrets  (B) The Road Ahead  (C) The Elephant Paradigm
(D) ecommerce  (E) None of these

22. Which of the following is the name of the social network service run by the Google on the internet ?
(A) Online Space  (B) Orkut  (C) NetSpace  (D) Wikipedia  (E) None of these

23. Which of the following states is a relatively new addition ?
(A) Goa  (B) Delhi  (C) Uttarakhand  (D) Himachal Pradesh  (E) Bihar

24. DOT stands for—
(A) Disc Operating Therapy  (B) Department of Telephones  (C) Directorate of Technology
(D) Damage on Time  (E) None of these

25. Which of the following States/ parts of India is completely land locked having no contact with sea ?
(A) Karnataka  (B) Orissa  (C) Maharashtra  (D) NorthEast  (E) None of these

26. TRAI regulates the functioning of which of the following services ?
(A) Telecom (B) Trade  (C) Port (D) Transport  (E) None of these

27. At present for the ATMs in India, the most commonly used network communication mode is—
(A) Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)  (B) General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
(C) Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)  (D) Dialin Connection  (E) None of these

28. Which of the following is not a foreign bank operating in India ?
(A) DBS Bank Ltd.  (B) Sonali Bank  (C) J. P. Morgan Chase Bank
(D) Shinhan Bank  (E) All are Foreign Banks

29. Who is the author of the book 'Future Shock' ?
(A) Alvin Toffler  (B) Tom Peters  (C) Napoleon Hill
(D) Kenneth Blanchard  (E) None of these

30. Apex fares are—
(A) more than the normal fare
(B) less than the normal fare
(C) offered only to corporate clients
(D) applicable to late night flights only
(E) applicable to international flights only

31. Who amongst the following is the Director of the film 'Water' which was in news ?
(A) Vidhu Vinod Chopra  (B) Mrinal Sen  (C) Gulzar  (D) Mahesh Bhatt  (E) None of these

32. The 10th plan period is upto—
(A) 2007 (B) 2008  (C) 2009 (D) 2010  (E) None of these

33. OPEC is a group of countries which are—
(A) exporting oil  (B) producting cotton  (C) rich and developed  
(D) developing and poor  (E) nuclear powers

34. Intel Company mainly produces—
(A) Hard disks  (B) VCDs  (C) Monitors  (D) Software  (E) None of these

35. Who amongst the following is the M.D./Chairman of one of the major Steel Companies ?
(A) Shri L. N. Mittal  (B) Shri K. K. Birla  (C) Shri Vijaypat Singhania
(D) Shri Mukesh Ambani  (E) Shri Anil Agarwal

36. Who is the President of Nasscom?
(A) Kiran Karnik  (B) Narayana Murthy  (C) Pramod Desai  (D) Devang Mehta  (E) None of these

37. Which of the following awards is not given for excellence in the field of literature ?
(A) Booker Prize  (B) Nobel Prize  (C) Pulitzer Price  (D) Arjun Award  (E) Bharatiya Gnanpith Award

38. 'Singur' which was in news is a place in—
(A) Orissa  (B) West Bengal  (C) Jharkhand  (D) Bihar  (E) Maharashtra

39. Who amongst the following is the author of the book series named as 'Harry Potter' ?
(A) J. K. Rowling  (B) Lindsay Lohan  (C) Julia Roberts  (D) Sandra Bullock  (E) None of these

40. Which of the following Satellites recently dedicated tonation helps Direct to Home Television Service in India ?
(A) Matsat  (B) Edusat  (C) Insat–4b  (D) Insat–IB  (E) None of these

41. Many a times we read some news items about the 'West Bank'. 'West Bank' is situated at the western side of the river—
(A) Mississippi  (B) Amazon  (C) Nile  (D) Jordan  (E) None of these

42. Which of the following phenomenon is considered responsible for 'Global Warming' ?
(A) Greenhouse Gas Effect  (B) Fox Fire  (C) Dry Farming  (D) Radioactivity  (E) None of these

43. Which of the following instruments is not issued by a bank ?
(A) Demand Draft  (B) Pay Order  (C) Debit Card  (D) Credit Card  (E) National Saving Certificate

44. Name of Jyoti Randhawa is associated with which of the following games ?
(A) Golf  (B) Badminton  (C) Hockey  (D) Chess  (E) None of these

45. Which of the following Software Companies recently launched its education portal 'Unlimited Potential' in India ?
(A) Microsoft (B) Infosys  (C) Wipro (D) TCS  (E) None of these

46. Polly Umrigar who died was a well known—
(A) Cricketer  (B) Tennis Player  (C) Golfer  (D) Chess Player  (E) Hockey Player

47. In India Census is done after a gap of every—
(A) Five years  (B) Seven years  (C) Eight years  (D) Ten years  (E) Fifteen years

48. Prof. Muhammad Yunus the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize 2006 is the exponent of which of the following concepts in the field of banking ?
(A) Core Banking  (B) Micro Credit  (C) Retail Banking
(D) Real Time Gross Settlement  (E) Internet Banking

49. Who amongst the following was India's official candidate for the post of UNO's Secretary Gene ral ?
(A) Mr. Shyam Saran  (B) Dr. C. Rangarajan  (C) Mr. Shashi Tharoor
(D) Mr. Vijay Nambiar  (E) None of these

50. Mr. Gordon Brown has taken over as the Prime Minister of—
(A) Italy  (B) Canada  (C) France  (D) South Africa  (E) Britain

Answers with Explanation:

1. (C)

2. (C)

3. (E)

4. (A)

5. (B)  

6. (E)

7. (B)

8. (A) Indomitable Spirit is a book authored by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam the exPresident of India. The book brings together the values, thoughts and ideas of President Kalam as reflected in his speeches and addresses. Interspersed with interesting ancedotes and observations, indomitable Spirit represents the quintessential A.P.J. Abdul Kalam—the man, the scientist, the teacher and the President.

9. (C)

10. (E)

11. (E) Baichung Bhutia is a football player from India. He is known by his fans as the torchbearer of Indian football in the international arena. He is currently captain of Indian team and plays for Mohan Bagan.

12. (B)

13. (C)

14. (C) A Conditional Access System (CAS) is a system by which electronic transmission of digital Media, especially satellite television signals through cable is limited to subscribed clients. This is called conditional access. The signal is encrypted and is unavailable for unauthorised reception. A settop box containing a conditional access Module is required in the customer premises to receive and decrypt the signal. CAS is now becoming a significant concern for Major companies in the DVBH Market because broadcasters are looking to control the digital signals that they will be broadcasting.

15. (E)

16. (B)

17. (A) Handshaking is a networking process when two computers establish a connection. An example of a handshake is when your modern dialup's to a computer network and agrees on baud rate, error correction and compression protocols. Handshaking usually occurs when packets of data are exchanged between two computers.

18. (B)

19. (E)

20. (B)

21. (B) The Road Ahead, a book written by Bill Gates, Nathan Myhrvold and Peter Rinearson, andPublishedinNovember 1995, summarized the implications of the personal computing revolution and described a future profoundly changed by the arrival of a global interactive network.

22. (B) Orkut is an internet social network service run by Google and named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Buyukkokten. It claims to be designed to help user meet new friends and maintain existing relationships.Similar to facebook, friendster and my space. Orkut was launched in January 2004 by the search company Google. In October 2006, Orkut stated to have 37 million account and 1·3 million daily visitors. As of August 2007, the service claimed 67 million users.

23. (C)

24. (E) Dot stands for Department of Telecommunications.

25. (D)

26. (A) The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India or TRAI (established 1997) is the independent regulator established by the Government of India to regulate the telecommunications business in India.

27. (A)

28. (E)

29. (A) Future Shock is a book written by the Sociologist and Futurologist Alvin Toffler in 1970. The book is actually an extension of an article of the same name that Toffler wrote for the February 1970 issue of playboy. The book has sold over 6 million copies and has been widely translated. A documentary film based on the book was released in 1972 with Orson Welles as on screen.

30. (B)

31. (E) Water 2005, is an Academy Awardnominated Canadian film directed and written by Deepa Mehta. It is set in 1938 and explores the lives of widows at an ashram in Vanarasi, India. The film is also the third part of a linked trilogy by Mehta, preceded by fire (1996) and Earth (1998).

32. (A)

33. (A)

34. (E) Intel Company mainly produces Microprocessor, Flash memory, Motherboard Chipsets, Network Interface card, Bluetooth Chipsets etc.

35. (A)

36. (A)

37. (D)

38. (B)

39. (A)

40. (C)

41. (D) The West Bank, also known as 'Judea and Samaria' is a landlocked territory on the West Bank of the Jordon River in the middle east. Since 1967 most of the West Bank has been under Israeli occupation.
42. (A)

43. (E)

44. (A)

45. (A)

46. (A)

47. (D)

48. (b) Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi banker and economist. He previously was a professor of Economics and is famous for his successful application of Microcredit. The extension of small loans. These loans are given to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans. Yunus is also the founder of Grameen Bank. In 2006 Yunus and the bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

49. (C)

50. (E) James Gordon Brown is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He took office on June 27, 2007, three days after becoming leader of the Labour Party



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