General Awareness - 109

  1. Amit Mitra was named the Chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on Goods and Services Tax (GST). He is the Finance Minister of which of the following States?
    1) Odisha
    2) Bihar
    3) West Bengal
    4) Uttar Pradesh
    5) Jharkhand
  2. Which country's Parliament became the first in the world to completely run on solar power in February 2016?
    1) India
    2) Pakistan
    3) USA
    4) France
    5) None of these
  3. International Mother Language Day is observed every year on?
    1) February 19
    2) February 20
    3) February 21
    4) February 22
    5) February 24
  4. Which of the following New Zealand cricketers smashed the fastest Test century on February 20, 2016? (He scored 100 runs in 54 balls)
    1) Kane Williamson
    2) Martin Guptill
    3) Ross Taylor
    4) Brendon McCullum
    5) Corey Anderson
  5. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has recently inaugurated the Indian Police Foundation (IPF) and the Indian Police Institute (IPI) in?
    1) Hyderabad
    2) Amritsar
    3) Jammu
    4) Dehradun
    5) New Delhi
  6. The headquarters of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is located in which of the following countries?
    1) France
    2) USA
    3) South Korea
    4) Japan
    5) Brazil
  7. The ratio of deposits in current and saving accounts to total deposits in a bank is called?
    1) NPA ratio
    2) CD ratio
    3) Capital Adequacy Ratio
    4) CASA ratio
    5) None of these
  8. HRIDAY scheme was launched by the Government of India with a focus on holistic development of?
    1) Special economic zones
    2) Metropolitan cities
    3) Heritage cities
    4) Medical tourism centers
    5) Industrial cities
  9. Talking ATMs are designed especially for?
    1) Senior citizens
    2) Minors
    3) Illiterates
    4) Visually challenged
    5) None of these
  10. India is a member of which of the following organizations?
    1) Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
    2) Association of South East Asian Nations
    3) East Asia Summit
    4) Both 1 and 2
    5) All 1, 2 and 3
  11. Valfajr torpedo system was developed by which of the following countries?
    1) Iran
    2) Iraq
    3) Indonesia
    4) Israel
    5) Pakistan
  12. Who was conferred with the 2015 Silver Medal of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), London?
    1) V. K. Saraswat
    2) G. Sateesh Reddy
    3) Avinash Chander
    4) CNR Rao
    5) Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
  13. Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning British monarch on September 9, 2015 when she surpassed the reign of?
    1) George III
    2) James VI
    3) Victoria
    4) Edward III
    5) William I
  14. Who is the author of the book "Combating Hunger and Achieving Food Security"?
    1) Vijay Gupta
    2) APJ Abdul Kalam
    3) K. Subramanian
    4) M.S. Swaminathan
    5) None of these
  15. The Amer Fort is situated in the Indian State of?
    1) Gujarat
    2) Madhya Pradesh
    3) Bihar
    4) Odisha
    5) Rajasthan
  16. Shaheen-4 is a joint air drill between the air forces of Pakistan and?
    1) USA
    2) China
    3) Iran
    4) Afghanistan
    5) Iraq
  17. The 10th World Hindi Conference was organized in September 2015 in?
    1) Nagpur
    2) New Delhi
    3) Bhopal
    4) Lucknow
    5) None of these
  18. Which of the following dams has been rechristened Afghan-India Friendship Dam?
    1) Dahla Dam
    2) Naghlu Dam
    3) Darunta Dam
    4) Salma Dam
    5) Kunar Dam
  19. The Ministry of Water Resources has constituted a committee to restructure the Central Water Commission (CWC) and the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB). Who is the Chairman of this committee?
    1) Mihir Shah
    2) K.G. Karnakar
    3) Parthasarathy Shome
    4) Vinod Tare
    5) Brij Gopal
  20. Sri Harmandir Sahib is a holy Sikh Gurdwara located in?
    1) Chandigarh
    2) Amritsar
    3) Patiala
    4) Karnal
    5) Panipat
  21. What does the letter 'S' denote in the abbreviation SWIFT?
    1) Society
    2) Systematic
    3) Serious
    4) Salient
    5) Savings
  22. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for India's first dedicated mobile manufacturing electronics cluster in?
    1) Chennai
    2) Tirupathi
    3) Gandhinagar
    4) Pune
    5) Kolkata
  23. The South Asian Rugby 7s championship will be held in June 2016 in?
    1) Sri Lanka
    2) Pakistan
    3) Nepal
    4) Bhutan
    5) India
  24. Who was the first individual to have received the Bharat Ratna posthumously?
    1) Indira Gandhi
    2) Morarji Desai
    3) Mother Teresa
    4) Lal Bahadur Shastri
    5) Madan Mohan Malviya
  25. Union Bank of India, a public sector bank, is headquartered in?
    1) New Delhi
    2) Kolkata
    3) Mangalore
    4) Chennai
    5) Mumbai
  26. The foundation stone for constructing the National Research Centre on Integrated Farming (NRCIF) was launched recently in East Champaran district of?
    1) Maharashtra
    2) Uttar Pradesh
    3) Madhya Pradesh
    4) Jharkhand
    5) Bihar
  27. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has signed an agreement with which of the following countries to create the first internationally controlled bank of low-enriched uranium?
    1) Russia
    2) Kazakhstan
    3) Namibia
    4) Mongolia
    5) Argentina
  28. Which of the following States has launched 'Ladli Beti' scheme for girl child in September 2015?
    1) Uttar Pradesh
    2) Bihar
    3) Maharashtra
    4) Rajasthan
    5) Jammu and Kashmir
  29. Wheeler Island has been renamed as Abdul Kalam Island. It is in?
    1) West Bengal
    2) Tamil Nadu
    3) Odisha
    4) Kerala
    5) Andhra Pradesh
  30. Brad Haddin retired from international cricket recently. He was a wicketkeeper batsman from?
    1) West Indies
    2) New Zealand
    3) England
    4) Australia
    5) South Africa
  31. Durban in South Africa will host which of the following Games?
    1) 2018 Commonwealth Games
    2) 2022 Commonwealth Games
    3) 2018 Winter Olympics
    4) 2022 Winter Olympics
    5) 2020 Summer Olympics
  32. The Sinquefield Cup is an annual tournament associated with?
    1) Golf
    2) Chess
    3) Rugby
    4) Archery
    5) Aquatics
  33. Life Insurance sector was nationalized in which of the following years?
    1) 1947
    2) 1948
    3) 1956
    4) 1955
    5) 1959
  34. Which of the following has paired up with Tata Trusts to launch 'Internet Saathi', an initiative to provide rural women in India with internet literacy?
    1) Microsoft
    2) Oracle
    3) Facebook
    4) Google
    5) None of these
  35. The G4 meeting was held in September 2015 in which of the following cities?
    1) New Delhi
    2) New York
    3) Washington, DC
    4) Geneva
    5) Berlin
  36. The People's Action Party (PAP) won the elections to the Parliament of which of the following countries for a record 12th time in September 2015?
    1) Malaysia
    2) Turkey
    3) Singapore
    4) Japan
    5) South Korea
  37. The Reserve Bank of India granted in-principle approval to how many entities to set up small finance banks in September 2015?
    1) 15
    2) 10
    3) 12
    4) 16
    5) 17
  38. Golan Heights region is in?
    1) South Asia
    2) South East Asia
    3) Central Asia
    4) Middle East Asia
    5) Central America
  39. Which of the following is the national aquatic animal of India?
    1) Olive ridley turtle
    2) Gharial
    3) River Dolphin
    4) Crocodile
    5) None of these
  40. The Global Economic Prospects report is released by the?
    1) Federal Reserve
    2) World Bank
    3) Asian Development Bank
    4) International Monetary Fund
    5) World Economic Forum

KEY

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2) 2

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5) 5

6) 3

7) 4

8) 3

9) 4

10) 3

11) 1

12) 2

13) 3

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15) 5

16) 2

17) 3

18) 4

19) 1

20) 2

21) 1

22) 2

23) 5

24) 4

25) 5

26) 5

27) 2

28) 5

29) 3

30) 4

31) 2

32) 2

33) 3

34) 4

35) 2

36) 3

37) 2

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39) 3

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