1.     Recently which among the following bank launched ‘Mobicash Easy’ service offerings like fund transfer and bill payments etc.?
(1) SBI                                            (2) PNB
(3) HDFC                                        (4) ICICI
(5) BOB
2.     Who among the following recently awarded with Canada’s Highest Civilian Award – the Order of Canada?
(1) Rmanuj Swami                            (2) Venkatesh Mannar
(3) Sundaram Iyer                            (4) Ramesh Goswami
(5) Jeetendra Bali   
3.     Recently M.S. Gopalkrishnan passes away. He is a famous___?
(1) Violin maestro                            (2) Sitar maestro
(3) Renowned Artist                         (4) Veteran Journalist
(5) Former Governor
4.     Recently Patrick Suckling appointed as Australia's Next High Commissioner to India. He replaced___?
(1) Mark Sawers                               (2) Peter Varghese
(3) Justin Lee                                  (4) Billy Williams
(5) Brett Aldam
5.     Who among the following players is the third inductee of the year 2012-13 to the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame?
(1) Adam Gilchrist                            (2) Mathew Hayden
(3) Sachin Tendulkar                        (4) Allan Donald
(5) Glen Mc Grath
6.     Which among the following states 30% reservation for rural candidates in Govt. jobs in all sectors?
(1) Uttar Pradesh                             (2) Bihar
(3) West Bengal                               (4) Assam
(5) None of these
7.     Who among the following has been appointed as the new DGP of Nagaland?
(1) B Kezo                                       (2) O Alem
(3) Anupam Sharmah                       (4) Arvind Paul
(5) None of these
8.     Who among the following has been appointed as the new Secretary of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)?
(1) Deepika Banerjee                        (2) Sandeep Baliyan
(3) RK Tripathi                                 (4) MS Sahoo
(5) None of these
9.     Recently SEBI appointed S Raman as Whole Time Member. Now SEBI has how many ___ whole time members?
(1) 2                                                (2) 4
(3) 3                                                (4) 5
(5) None of these
10.  Champions Trophy is associated with which among the following game?
(1) Football                                     (2) Hockey
(3) Cricket                                       (4) Lawn Tennis
(5) Badminton

Answers with Explanations:
1. (1) SBI has launched 'Mobicash Easy', a mobile wallet in Mumbai and Delhi with service offerings like funds transfer and bill payment among others. The service, which was launched, will offer services like balance enquiry, mini statement, funds transfer, mobile top-ups, DTH recharge, bill payment among others. 

2. (2) Venkatesh  Mannar a Channai-born Scientist of Indian Origin and President, Micronutrient Initiative, Canada was awarded with Canada’s Highest Civilian Award – the Order of Canada in the last week of December 2012.

3, (1) Renowned violin exponent M S Gopalakrishnan, hailed for his deep knowledge of both Carnatic and Hindustani music, died in Chennai. A recipient of various awards including Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, Gopalakrishnan was an artiste having an open mind for new ideas.

4. (2) Patrick Suckling replaces Peter Varghese and appointed as the new Australia’s next High Commissioner to India. Post-Graduate Diploma in Hindi from the University of Sydney and as a career diplomat had an expertise in policy development, public diplomacy and consular service.

5. (5) Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath is going to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on 4th Jan. He will join Enid Bakewell and Brian Lara to the list and also became the 68th male member of the Hall of Fame.

6. (4) 30 per cent reservation in government jobs in all sectors to candidates from villages of Assam," from next year end. The Chief Minister also proposed a Rural Administrative Service in Assam and it will extensively and comprehensively administer at Panchayat level in all sectors.

7. (1) B Kezo, Director General of Civil Defence, replaces O Alem as DGP of Nagaland.

8. (4) MS Sahoo, the former member of SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) had been appointed secretary of the Institute of Company Secretaries.

9. (3) With the appointment of S Raman now SEBI has three whole time members, including Prashant Saran and Rajeev Kumar Agarwal.

10. (2) Champions Trophy is associated with Hockey. Recently Pakistan defeated India in the final of Asian Champions Trophy Hockey 2012.