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401. The mid day meal programme provides meals with specific nutritional value to the children at primary stage as well as secondary stage. What is the

nutritional value at primary stage --> 450 calories & 12 gm Protein
402. The mid day meal programme provides meals with specific nutritional value to the children at primary stage as well as secondary stage. What is the

nutritional value at secondary stage --> 700 calories & 20 gm protein
403. In the " Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education Scheme" which is a centrally sponsored programme, what facility is provided to the eligible girls
--> A sum of Rs. 3000 deposited in her account which she may withdraw at the age of 18
404. Geeta Mukherjee Committee is related to --> Women Reservation in parliament
405. Because of his contribution in the analysis of the impact of economies of scale in international trade he was conferred with Nobel Prize in Economics in

2008. Who was he --> Paul Krugman
406. Saina Nehwal who scripted history on June 21 2009, becoming the first Indian to win a Super Series tournament after clinching the Indonesia Open is also

the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships. In which year she won World Junior Badminton Championships --> 2008
407. Who has recently won Laureus World Sportsman Award --> Usain Bolt
408. Ram Pradhan Committee is related to --> 26/11 Mumbai attack
409. In the Union Budget 2009-10, which form has been announced to simplify the taxation process --> Saral II
410. Allocation Under NREGS was stepped up to Rs. 39100 crore in the Union Budget 2009-10. hOW MUCH amount was increased from the allocation of 2008-09 -->

By 144%
411. Which of the following taxes has been introduced with effect from April 1, 2010 --> Goods and Services Tax (GST)
412. In the Union Budget 2009-10 , the highest subsidy allocation has been announced for --> Food
413. To ensure every rural house hold has a solar cooker and a solar lantern, the Economic survey of 2008-09 has recommended that --> Phase out kerosene

supply subsidy
414. The authorized enquiry for Indian Railway has recently introduced the facility of Railway enquiry through SMS which is a premium service " Rail

Sampark". What is the number --> 139
415. M.V. Nair has been elected Chairman of Indian Banks' Association (IBA) for 2009-10 by the Management Committee of IBA. He is Chairman & Managing

Director of --> Union Bank of India
416. Pascal Lamy has been unanimously re-elected director-general of the World Trade Organization for a second term of four years by the organization's 153

member states. He belongs to --> France
417. Recently Google has announced to develop a light computer operating system devoted to using the World Wide Web. What is the name of this Operating

System --> Google Chrome OS
418. Which steel majors has recently appointed consultancy majors McKinsey and Ernst & Young to assist its top five polluting companies reduce their carbon

footprint --> Tata
419. A news recently stated " India might be able to secure full membership of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body formed to

tackle money laundering and terrorist financing". This may happen by the end of --> 2010
420. Recently Global Enabling Trade Report 2009 was released by the World Economic Forum which measures and analyses factors enabling trade in 121

industrialized and emerging economies of the world. India was placed on ______place in this list? (July 8, 2009) --> 76th
421. As per the above report , which country is the world's most trade-friendly nation --> Singapore
422. Recently , the "Uppada Jamdani" sarees have been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) registration in India. They are specialty of --> Andhra

423. Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown who met recently on the sidelines of G-8/G-5 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy, resolved

to take the lead in tackling the vital issue of --> Climate Change
424. Among Dr. Amartya Sen,L N Mittal, Indra Nooyi & Dr. Narayana Murthy, who is not in the members of a high-level panel headed by PM Manmohan Singh

constituted to advise the government to draw upon experience of the best Indian minds abroad for a two-way engagement --> Dr. N R Narayana Murthy
425. In order to modernize THIS industry the finance minister has increased the allocation to the Technology Up gradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) by 188 per cent

to Rs 3,140 crore (Rs 31.40 billion) for 2009-10. Which industry --> Textile
426. As per the recent announcement of the government in the Union Budget , the farmers who pay their dues in time will get loans at a subsidized interest

rate of --> 6%
427. Giving relief to individual taxpayers, the government in the Union Budget 2009-10 has raised the income tax exemption limit by --> Rs 10,000 for general

taxpayers, and by Rs 15,000 for senior citizens
428. In Budget 2009-10, the defense services have been allocated Rs 1,41,703 crore for 2009-10. It was a hike of _% from 2008-09 budgetary allocation --> 34%
429. Goods and Services Tax -- GST, is a comprehensive tax levy on manufacture, sale and consumption of goods and services at which level --> National Level
430. Which drug company has created a vaccine for H1N1 flu --> Novartis
431. Russia is all willing to help the US in its war in Afghanistan. What is Russia willing to do --> Help with weapons and missiles
432. A riot broke out between Hindus and Muslims because someone threw a dead pig into a Mosque construction site. Where did this occur --> Mysore
433. Why does the International Criminal Court (ICC) want the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir --> War crimes in Darfur
434. Who recently quit his board of directors position to join the Government --> Nandan Nilkeni
435. This country said its going to spend $1.6bn on ‘war’ nations. One of the reasons being to raise the government ‘s profile on global development. Name

the country. --> United Kingdom
436. Which company raised 905 Crore in order to settle its debt pile of Rs 7,500 crore, part of which will go to pay loans taken towards the acquisition of

Whyte and Mackay --> United Spirits Limited
437. The 2009 budget may have been Pranab Mukherjee’s budget but which finance minister has bought forth the most in number --> P. Chidambaram
438. This company the leader in its segment plans to build 25 plants by 2010. Name it --> Bisleri
439. What major step did India take in connection with homosexuality issue in India --> Made section 377 more stringent
440. Two servicemen were killed in the on going operation called Panther’s Claw in Helmand, Afghanistan. Which country’s operation is this --> UNITED KINGDOM
442. A major offensive called Operation Strike of the Sword has been launched on Afghanistan by --> UNITED STATES
443. Which country assumed the EU Presidency for 2009 --> Sweden
444. he United States and Russia signed an agreement recently to --> Reduce Nuclear Stock piles
445. Which popular site was sold to Global Gaming Factory after the founders were jailed and fined for copyright infringement --> piratebay.com
446. The project grew out of 9/11, and was designed to show the tolerant and peaceful face of Islam. It is now a successful comic Name it. --> THE 99
447. On grounds of privacy of ‘the individual’ the BT Group took a stand. What did the British Telecommunication company do that resulted in 40% drop of the company Phorm --> Not allowing 3rd party access to invidual database
448. Reebok has started a new fitness chain called Jukari Fit to Fly. Who is it partnering with --> Cirque Du Soleil
449. China’s government again took all necessary steps to broadcast its version of the riots. IT blocked all micro blogging sites and search engines. Where did the riots occur --> Xinjiang
450. Stocks of this fish have declined by as much as 90 per cent in some waters according to the World Wildlife Fund. Japanese scientists are all set to breed a version that would be better that the ‘bluefin’. Which fish is being talked about here --> Tuna


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