General Awareness – 106

  1. Which is India’s biggest company in terms of annual revenue as per the annual list of 2015 Fortune 500 companies in India?
    1) Indian Oil Corporation
    2) Reliance Industries
    3) Tata Motors
    4) State Bank of India
    5) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
  2. Satyavati Berera is the first woman to become the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of a Big Four accounting firm in India. She will take charge as COO of which of the following firms on January 1, 2016?
    1) Deloitte
    2) Pricewaterhouse Coopers
    3) Ernst & Young
    4) KPMG
    5) None of these
  3. Premier Badminton League (PBL) has announced who among the following Bollywood actors as the brand ambassador? (PBL begins on January 2, 2016)
    1) Shah Rukh Khan
    2) Aamir Khan
    3) Akshay Kumar
    4) Hrithik Roshan
    5) Amitabh Bachchan
  4. Who was crowned Miss Universe 2015 in Las Vegas, USA on December 20, 2015?
    1) Ariadna Gutierrez, Colombia
    2) Olivia Jordan, USA
    3) Flora Coquerel, France
    4) Pia Wurtzbach, Philippines
    5) Mariana Jimenez, Venezuela
  5. Which country became the Olympic movement’s 206th member in August 2015?
    1) Benin
    2) Burundi
    3) Kosovo
    4) Malawi
    5) South Sudan
  6. What is the currency of Singapore?
    1) Singapore Pound
    2) Singapore Rupee
    3) Singapore Dollar
    4) Singapore Shilling
    5) Singapore Dinar
  7. Which one of the following banks is not based in UK?
    1) RBS
    2) HSBC
    3) Barclays Bank
    4) Standard Chartered Bank
    5) Deutsche Bank
  8. India’s first e-ration card facility was launched recently in?
    1) Gujarat
    2) Delhi
    3) Maharashtra
    4) Telangana
    5) Haryana
  9. Which one of the following temples in Odisha recently got the ‘Adarsh monument tag’ from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)?
    1) Lingaraja Temple
    2) Jagannath Temple
    3) Mukteshwar Temple
    4) Sun Temple
    5) None of these
  10. The Australian government appointed which former cricketer as its inaugural ambassador to India for education in August 2015?
    1) Adam Gilchrist
    2) Ricky Ponting
    3) Steve Waugh
    4) Mark Waugh
    5) Mark Taylor
  11. Who is the only Indian to win silver medal in the World Badminton Championship?
    1) P.V. Sindhu
    2) Prakash Padukone
    3) Gutta Jwala
    4) Saina Nehwal
    5) Ashwini Ponnappa
  12. Who was elected the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President in August 2015?
    1) Sebastian Coe
    2) Sergey Bubka
    3) Steve Ovett
    4) Steve Cram
    5) Sepp Blatter
  13. Which country passed a law in July 2015 that will allow foreigners to purchase land?
    1) Fiji
    2) Maldives
    3) Jamaica
    4) Barbados
    5) Nauru
  14. Which city hosted the second edition of the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) in August 2015?
    1) New Delhi
    2) Mumbai
    3) Kolkata
    4) Jaipur
    5) Gandhinagar
  15. Which country became the fifth member of the Eurasian Economic Union in August 2015?
    1) Tajikistan
    2) Ukraine
    3) Turkmenistan
    4) Uzbekistan
    5) Kyrgyzstan
  16. Which country imposed a food embargo on Iceland and some other European countries in August 2015?
    1) USA
    2) Ukraine
    3) China
    4) Russia
    5) Argentina
  17. Which is the first non-European country to become associate member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)?
    1) India
    2) Pakistan
    3) Brazil
    4) Argentina
    5) South Korea
  18. Who is the first Indian woman football player to have been signed up by a top club in England?
    1) Anjana Saikia
    2) Manisha Panna
    3) Aditi Chauhan
    4) Manpreet Kaur
    5) Supriya Routray
  19. 18-year-old Belinda Bencic won her maiden Canadian Open Masters tennis title in August 2015. She belongs to?
    1) Switzerland
    2) Slovakia
    3) Bulgaria
    4) France
    5) Romania
  20. Who has been named an advocate for the United Nations campaign on gender equality “HeForShe”?
    1) Aishwarya Rai
    2) Anupam Kher
    3) Vidya Balan
    4) Salman Khan
    5) Shah Rukh Khan
  21. As per the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 which of the following leads the States with the highest number of SC population with 36.74 per cent?
    1) Punjab
    2) West Bengal
    3) Tamil Nadu
    4) Himachal Pradesh
    5) Kerala
  22. Which of the following enables an expeditious and inexpensive forum to bank customers for resolution of complaints regarding certain services of banks?
    1) IBA
    2) DRT
    3) National Consumer Forum
    4) High Court
    5) Banking Ombudsman
  23. Which of the following was established to implement the credit guarantee fund scheme for micro and small enterprises?
    1) ECGC
    2) DICGC
    3) CGTMSE
    4) CGF
    5) CRISIL
  24. Who won the women’s singles title in the World Badminton Championship held in Jakarta, Indonesia in August 2015?
    1) Ratchanok Inthanon
    2) Lindaweni Fanetri
    3) Li Xuerui
    4) Carolina Marin
    5) None of these
  25. Which Indian-American was appointed as the United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives in August 2015?
    1) Vince Chhabria
    2) Rakesh Khurana
    3) Madhulika Sikka
    4) Abraham Verghese
    5) Atul Keshap
  26. Which agency protects bank deposits that are payable in the event of the bank failure?
    1) CGF
    2) CIBIL
    3) IBA
    4) ECGC
    5) DICGC
  27. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is headquarterd in?
    1) Singapore
    2) Geneva
    3) Monaco
    4) Zurich
    5) Berne
  28. Which country’s Parliament passed a law that will enable a referendum to be held on changing the nation’s flag?
    1) Australia
    2) New Zealand
    3) Finland
    4) Sweden
    5) Bulgaria
  29. Which country devalued its currency for two consecutive days in August 2015?
    1) Nigeria
    2) Zimbabwe
    3) USA
    4) China
    5) Pakistan
  30. In August 2015 which country restarted its first nuclear reactor after a gap of 4 years?
    1) Germany
    2) China
    3) Japan
    4) Italy
    5) France
  31. Which is the first developed nation to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)?
    1) Italy
    2) Canada
    3) Greece
    4) Germany
    5) Spain
  32. Who is the Chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), the government’s head hunter?
    1) Gauri Kumar
    2) Ajit Kumar Seth
    3) Anshuman Das
    4) Atul Chaturvedi
    5) None of these
  33. The former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam passed away on July 27, 2015 in?
    1) New Delhi
    2) Itanagar
    3) Shillong
    4) Kolkata
    5) Agartala
  34. Identify the mismatched pair?
    1) 2018 Winter Olympics –Pyeongchang
    2) 2022 Winter Olympics –Beijing
    3) 2014 Winter Olympics –Glasgow
    4) 2008 Summer Olympics –Beijing
    5) 2012 Summer Olympics –London
  35. Who has become the fastest bowler to take 400 Test wickets, in terms of balls bowled?
    1) Dale Steyn
    2) Mitchell Johnson
    3) Mitchell Starc
    4) Morne Morkel
    5) James Anderson
  36. Who was appointed the Chairman and Managing Director of national carrier Air India on August 20, 2015?
    1) Prabhat Kumar Singh
    2) Ashwani Lohani
    3) Arun Sathe
    4) Jetabahi Patel
    5) None of these
  37. How many Pacific Islands have participated in the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) in August 2015?
    1) 12
    2) 13
    3) 14
    4) 15
    5) 16
  38. The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games were held in?
    1) Beijing
    2) Los Angeles
    3) London
    4) Tokyo
    5) Rio de Janeiro
  39. The headquarters of which of the following organizations/institutions is located in Shanghai, China?
    1) AIIB
    2) SCO
    3) ADB
    4) NDB
    5) OECD
  40. Which of the following is not a Pacific island?
    1) Tonga
    2) Tuvalu
    3) Kiribati
    4) Fiji
    5) Jamaica


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Published on 12/30/2015 3:02:00 PM
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