Top Ad unit 728 × 90

Recent

recent

GENERAL AWARENESS -- JANUARY 2015 --


THANKS KUNDAN SIR
MCQ January 2015 
31 JANUARY 2015 Ques. : 1 Governor Kalyan Singh was given an additional charge of Himachal Pradesh recently. He is the present Governor of 1) Rajasthan  2) Gujarat 3) Maharashtra  4) Madhya Pradesh 5) Haryana  Answer:- 1) Rajasthan Ques. : 2 The Reserve Bank of India has signed 23 information sharing agreements with the foreign banking regulators so far. Such agreement has not been signed with which of the following banks? 1) Banco Central do Brasil (BCB)  2) European Central Bank (ECB) 3) Federal Reserve  4) Reserve Bank of New Zealand 5) None of these  Answer:- 5) None of these Ques. : 3 What is the expanded form of OFS? 1) Offer For Sale  2) Offer For Share 3) Offer For Subscription  4) Offer For Submission 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Offer For Sale Ques. : 4 The World Bank, in its recent report, lauded which of the following Indian states for reducing poverty and attaining best human development outcomes? 1) Sikkim  2) Himachal Pradesh 3) West Bengal  4) Tamil Nadu 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Himachal Pradesh Ques. : 5 Who among the following has been appointed the new Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA)? 1) Anuradha Paudwal  2) Ronu Majumdar 3) Manhar Udhas  4) Shekhar Sen 5) Nitin Mukesh  Answer:- 4) Shekhar Sen Ques. : 6 The 2017 Women’s World Cup will be held between Aug 4-27 in 1) New Zealand  2) Australia 3) England  4) India
5) Sri Lanka  Answer:- 3) England Ques. : 7 The govt on 30 Jan successfully offloaded 10 per cent stake in Coal India to raise around ________in India's biggest-ever equity offering. 1) Rs 20,400 cr  2) Rs 22,400 cr 3) Rs 25,400 cr  4) Rs 28,400 cr 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Rs 22,400 cr Ques. : 8 The Govt, on 30 Jan, sharply revised India’s 2013-14 GDP growth estimate to 1) 4.5 per cent  2) 4.7 per cent 3) 5.1 per cent  4) 6.9 per cent 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) 6.9 per cent Ques. : 9 What is the current Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR)? 1) 20 per cent  2) 21 per cent 3) 22 per cent  4) 23 per cent 5) 24 per cent  Answer:- 3) 22 per cent Ques. : 10 The Anti Leprosy Day is held on which day every year? 1) 27 Jan  2) 30 Jan 3) 2 Feb  4) 8 Jan 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) 30 Jan  
30 JANUARY 2015 Ques. : 1 India celebrated Republic Day for the first time in 1950 with who among the following as the chief guest? 1) Sukarno, Indonesian  2) Marshall Ye Jianying, China 3) King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Bhutan  4) King Tribhuvan, Nepal 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Sukarno, Indonesian Ques. : 2 The 150th birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai was celebrated on 28 Jan. He was associated with the foundation of which of the following banks in 1895? 1) Central Bank of India  2) Imperial Bank of India 3) Allahabad Bank  4) Punjab National Bank
5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Punjab National Bank Ques. : 3 Which of the following articles of the Indian Constitution says that there shall be a Governor for each state? 1) Article 51  2) Article 153 3) Article 65  4) Article 111 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Article 153 Ques. : 4 Name the Australian cricketer who has won Bradman young cricketer of the year award 2015. He is also associated with the tragic death of cricketer Phillip Hughes. 1) Steve Smith  2) Sean Abbott 3) Nic Maddinson  4) Michael Clarke 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Sean Abbott Ques. : 5 Which of the following countries will host the World Twenty20 championship in 2016? 1) Australia  2) Sri Lanka 3) New Zealand  4) India 5) England  Answer:- 4) India Ques. : 6 The Maharashtra govt has announced to observe which of the following days as ‘Industries Day’? 1) 14 Sep  2) 17 Sep 3) 1 Apr  4) 1 May 5) 31 Mar  Answer:- 2) 17 Sep Ques. : 7 Mala Aravindan passed away recently. He was a veteran _______actor. 1) Tamil  2) Telugu 3) Odia  4) Malayalam 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Malayalam Ques. : 8 Shirani Bandaranayake has been reinstated as the Chief Justice of which of the following countries two years after being removed? 1) Myanmar  2) Maldives 3) Sri Lanka  4) Thailand 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) Sri Lanka
Ques. : 9 Which of the following companies has reported the biggest quarterly profit ($18bn) ever made by a public company recently? 1) Xiaomi  2) Apple 3) TCS  4) Microsoft 5) China Mobile  Answer:- 2) Apple Ques. : 10 The Supreme Court, recently, directed search engines like Google India to strictly comply with the laws and block advertisements on 1) lesbian relations  2) erotic products 3) sex determination  4) junk food 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) sex determination 
29 JANUARY 2015 Ques. : 1 Which of the following was NOT a highlight of the recent visit of the US President Barack Obama to India? 1) The US pledged $4 billion in loans and investment.  2) For the first time a woman officer (Pooja Thakur) led the tri-service Guard of Honour. 3) India and the US achieved a breakthrough on operationalisation of the civil nuclear deal.  4) He is the first US President to visit India twice during office. 5) He is only the second US President to be the chief guest at the Republic Day of India.  Answer:- 5) He is only the second US President to be the chief guest at the Republic Day of India. Ques. : 2 Name the Colonel of the Indian Army, who a day after being awarded with Yudh Seva Medal, was killed in a gunbattle with militants in Tral in Jammu & Kashmir recently. 1) Major Mukund Varadarajan  2) Munindra Nath Rai 3) Jaiveer Singh Negi  4) Amarjeet Singh Bedi 5) Vivek Pratap Singh  Answer:- 2) Munindra Nath Rai Ques. : 3 Name the winter storm which hit the US recently. 1) Juno  2) Katrina 3) Elena  4) Camille 5) Baker  Answer:- 1) Juno Ques. : 4 The National Bravery Award Scheme was initiated to give due recognition to the children who distinguish themselves by performing outstanding deeds of bravery. It was initiated by 1) Bachpan Bachao Andolan  2) Child Rights and You 3) UNICEF  4) Indian Council for Child Welfare
5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Indian Council for Child Welfare Ques. : 5 The capital city of Mozambique is 1) Lilongwe  2) Lusaka 3) Harare  4) Maputo 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Maputo Ques. : 6 The RBI has allowed travelers from India and Nepal or Bhutan to carry currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000. However, the maximum limit that an individual can carry is 1) Rs 10,000  2) Rs 15,000 3) Rs 20,000  4) Rs 25,000 5) Rs 50,000  Answer:- 4) Rs 25,000 Ques. : 7 PM Narendra Modi shared the third edition of the radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on 27 Jan with who among the following? 1) Kiran Bedi  2) LK Advani 3) Barack Obama  4) Nawaz Sharif 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) Barack Obama Ques. : 8 Who among the following has been appointed the new foreign secretary? 1) S Jaishankar  2) Shivshankar Menon 3) Ranjan Mathai  4) Ashok K Kantha 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) S Jaishankar Ques. : 9 The govt on 28 Jan decided to go for the biggest disinvestment ever and fetch up to Rs 24,000 cr at current market prices. The govt plans to offload _________share in Coal India. 1) 5 per cent  2) 8 per cent 3) 10 per cent  4) 12 per cent 5) 15 per cent  Answer:- 3) 10 per cent Ques. : 10 The CCEA has approved the mandatory packaging of 90 per cent of _________produced in India as well as 20 per cent of ________in jute bags for the 2014-15 crop season? 1) fruits, sugar  2) foodgrains, fruits 3) foodgrains, sugar  4) onion, sugar 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) foodgrains, sugar
 
28 JANUARY 2015 Ques. : 1 India has appealed to the Dispute Settlement Board (DSB) of the WTO for a panel decision on its issues with the US over agricultural imports. The DSB has its seat in 1) Geneva  2) New York 3) Toronto  4) London 5) Berlin  Answer:- 1) Geneva Ques. : 2 Salman Bin Abdul Aziz was sworn in on 23 Jan as the new king of 1) Saudi Arabia  2) United Arab Emirates 3) Bahrain  4) Kuwait 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Saudi Arabia Ques. : 3 Who among the following sportspersons is NOT an awardee of the coveted Padma Shree this year? 1) PV Sindhu  2) Arunima Sinha 3) Sardara Singh  4) Mithali Raj 5) Saina Nehwal  Answer:- 5) Saina Nehwal Ques. : 4 As announced by the state CM, which of the following state capitals is all set to become the first fully Wi-Fi enabled metro city of the country? Reliance Jio will provide the services. 1) Kolkata  2) New Delhi 3) Chennai  4) Mumbai 5) Bengaluru  Answer:- 1) Kolkata Ques. : 5 During the recent visit of the US President Barack Obama to India, the US pledged what amount in investment and loans to India? 1) $1 billion  2) $2 billion 3) $4 billion  4) $8 billion 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) $4 billion Ques. : 6 The Global Exhibition on Services (GES) will be organised in which city from 23-25 Apr, 2015 by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry? 1) New Delhi  2) Gurgaon 3) Bengaluru  4) Hyderabad
5) Noida  Answer:- 1) New Delhi Ques. : 7 Who among the following Australian cricketers has won the annual Allan Border Medal for Australian player of the year and also the one-day and Test player awards, becoming only the third player to win the trifecta in the 10 years? 1) Steve Smith  2) Shane Watson 3) Michael Clarke  4) David Warner 5) Brad Haddin  Answer:- 1) Steve Smith Ques. : 8 Among the 24 winners of National Bravery Awards 2014, the coveted Bharat Award has been given to 1) Zeal Jitendra Marathe  2) Rumoh Meto 3) Devesh Kumar  4) Gunjan Sharma 5) Resham Fatma  Answer:- 5) Resham Fatma Ques. : 9 The service sector contributes around 28 per cent in overall employment in the country and constitutes _________of India's GDP. 1) 17 per cent  2) 29 per cent 3) 57 per cent  4) 74 per cent 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) 57 per cent Ques. : 10 Who among the following is the present Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology? 1) Arun Jaitley  2) Nitin Gadkari 3) Sadananda Gowda  4) Ravi Shankar Prasad 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Ravi Shankar Prasad  
27 JANUARY 2015 Ques. : 1 ___________Republic Day was celebrated on 26 Jan with Barack Obama being the first US President to be the chief guest at the occasion. 1) 65th  2) 66th 3) 67th  4) 64th 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) 66th Ques. : 2 Who is the first US President to visit India twice during his tenure? 1) Bill Clinton  2) George W Bush
3) George HW Bush  4) Barack Obama 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Barack Obama Ques. : 3 RK Laxman, who died on 26 Jan, was a renowned 1) novelist  2) journalist 3) cartoonist  4) film maker 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) cartoonist Ques. : 4 The National Bravery Awards, instituted in 1957, are presented by the PM on the eve of the Republic Day. The first official National Bravery Award was presented to 1) Chinmay Sharma 2) Harish Chandra 3) Sunil Singh  4) Subhash Kumar 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Harish Chandra Ques. : 5 Who among the following has became the first woman officer to command the triservice guard of honour for a visiting head of state? 1) Gunjan Saxena  2) Shakti Devi 3) Divya Ajith  4) Pooja Thakur 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Pooja Thakur Ques. : 6 The veteran politician LK Advani was honoured with _________ on the eve of Republic Day of India. 1) Padma Vibhushan  2) Padma Bhushan 3) Padma Shree  4) Bharat Ratna 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Padma Vibhushan Ques. : 7 Who among the following artists of Hindi cinema were presented with the Padma Vibhushan award on 26 Jan? 1) Amitabh Bachchan  2) Dharmendra 3) Dilip Kumar  4) All the above 5) Only 1) and 3)  Answer:- 5) Only 1) and 3) Ques. : 8 Who among the following foreigners is NOT an awardee of Padma Bhushan award presented on 26 Jan? 1) David Frawley  2) Bill Gates 3) Melinda Gates  4) Saichiro Misumi
5) None of these  Answer:- 5) None of these Ques. : 9 Alexis Tsipras has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of 1) Italy  2) Spain 3) Norway  4) Greece 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Greece Ques. : 10 Who among the following has been crowned as Miss Universe 2015? 1) Paulina Vega  2) Koyal Rana 3) Gabriela Isler  4) Diana Harkusha 5) Nia Sanchez  Answer:- 1) Paulina Vega  
26 JANUARY 2014 Ques. : 1 Murli Deora, who died recently, was a veteran Congress leader from Maharashtra and former Union 1) Commerce and Industry Minister  2) Petroleum Minister 3) Railway Minister  4) Home Minister 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Petroleum Minister Ques. : 2 Sitara Devi passed away recently. She was one of the country's finest ________dancers. 1) Kathak 2) Odissi 3) Kuchipudi  4) Kathakali 5) Bharatanatyam  Answer:- 1) Kathak Ques. : 3 Who among the following is set to be appointed as the next Chairperson of the Press Council of India (PCI)? 1) Markenday Katju  2) Altamas Kabir 3) Aseem Trivedi  4) Gyan Sudha Misra 5) CK Prasad  Answer:- 5) CK Prasad Ques. : 4 Chuck Hagel quit as US ________recently. 1) Secretary of State  2) Secretary of the Treasury 3) Defense Secretary  4) Commerce Secretary
5) None of these  Answer:- 3) Defense Secretary Ques. : 5 Which of the following women players from India has been named UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia region? 1) Jwala Gutta  2) Mary Kom 3) Sania Mirza  4) Saina Nehwal 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) Sania Mirza Ques. : 6 The SAARC Summit held in Nepal on 26-27 Nov was _______summit of the group. 1) 15th  2) 18th 3) 19th  4) 20th 5) 21th  Answer:- 2) 18th Ques. : 7 President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the first Commonwealth Science Congress held after a gap of 50 years in __________on 25 Nov. 1) Chennai  2) Hyderabad 3) Mumbai  4) Bengaluru 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Bengaluru Ques. : 8 Swavalamban scheme is associated with which of the following? 1) Low-cost pension scheme  2) Group health insurance 3) Women empowerment  4) Saving girl child 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Low-cost pension scheme Ques. : 9 Which of the following countries is planning to build the world's largest sea wall to try and prevent its capital city from disappearing under rising sea levels? It is expected that half the city will be below sea level by 2030. 1) Malaysia  2) Indonesia 3) Iran  4) Singapore 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Indonesia Ques. : 10 Which of the following countries won a historic first Davis Cup title winning 2014 Davis Cup? 1) France  2) Switzerland 3) South Korea  4) UK 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Switzerland
 24 JANUARY 2015 Ques. : 1 Name the committee on FCI which has recommended reduction in coverage of population form 67 per cent to 40 per cent under the National Food Security Act. 1) Ram Naik Committee  2) Vajubhai Vala Committee 3) Manohar Joshi Committee  4) Shanta Kumar Committee 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Shanta Kumar Committee Ques. : 2 What is current estimated tiger population in the country according to the latest census report? It has increased by 30 per cent from the last count in 2010. 1) 1,411  2) 1,520 3) 1,606  4) 1,909 5) 2,226  Answer:- 5) 2,226 Ques. : 3 According to findings of a recent UNESCO report, India still has __________children not attending primary school. 1) 1 million  2) 1.4 million 3) 1.8 million  4) 2 million 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) 1.4 million Ques. : 4 Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who died on 23 Jan, was the king of 1) Iraq  2) Saudi Arabia 3) Oman  4) Turkey 5) United Arab Emirates  Answer:- 2) Saudi Arabia Ques. : 5 Cortana is a voice controlled assistance system which is developed by 1) Google  2) Microsoft 3) Sun Microsystems  4) Yahoo 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Microsoft Ques. : 6 Jamaican Cabinet has approved a bill that legalises the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The capital city of Jamaica is 1) Kingston  2) Portmore 3) Rio Bueno  4) Managua 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Kingston
Ques. : 7 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 23 Jan relaxed norms for the ECB by allowing banks and companies to restructure and reschedule the existing borrowings. ECB stands for 1) Economic Commercial Borrowing  2) External Commodity Borrowing 3) Economic Commodity Borrowing  4) External Commercial Borrowing 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) External Commercial Borrowing Ques. : 8 The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to display which of the following on their websites from 1 Apr? 1) Loan processing fees  2) Loan interest rates 3) CIBIL scores of individuals  4) All the above 5) Only 1) and 2)  Answer:- 5) Only 1) and 2) Ques. : 9 The term ‘stalemate’ is associated with which of the following games? 1) Hockey  2) Football 3) Chess  4) Billiards 5) Golf  Answer:- 3) Chess Ques. : 10 ‘Fly the new Feeling’ is the tagline of which of the following airlines operating in India? 1) Jet Airways  2) IndiGo 3) Spicejet  4) Vistara 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Vistara  
23 JANUARY 2015 Ques. : 1 Name the author with Indian roots who has won DSC Prize for Literature, one of South Asia's top literary awards for her book ‘The Lowland’. 1) Anita Desai  2) Arundhati Roy 3) Jhumpa Lahiri  4) Kiran Desai 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) Jhumpa Lahiri Ques. : 2 China is planning to build a 7000 km-long high-speed railway line, costing USD 250 bn, to connect Beijing with which of the following capital cities? 1) Dhaka  2) Naypyidaw 3) Kathmandu  4) Moscow
5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Moscow Ques. : 3 The PM Narendra Modi on 22 Jan launched a deposit scheme for girl child named Sukanya Samridhi Yojna, as part of the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign from _______, which is amongst the lowest child sex ratios in the country. 1) Panipat, Haryana  2) Amritsar, Punjab 3) Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh  4) Nasik, Maharashtra 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Panipat, Haryana Ques. : 4 The govt has launched HRIDAY project which is aimed at 1) Rejuvenating rich cultural heritage of India  2) Establishing old age homes 3) Welfare of handicapped  4) Saving girl child 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Rejuvenating rich cultural heritage of India Ques. : 5 For the first time, AWACS are likely to be deployed in New Delh on the Republic Day for vigil. It is a/an 1) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle  2) Airborne Warning System 3) US fighter jet  4) Anti-aircraft gun 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Airborne Warning System Ques. : 6 Sunil Sood has taken over as the new MD & CEO of which of the following telecom firms operating in India? 1) Bharti Airtel  2) Idea 3) Reliance Communications  4) Vodafone 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Vodafone Ques. : 7 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 20 Jan said India is expected to grow at _______ in 2016, crossing China's projected growth rate by then. 1) 5.3 per cent  2) 5.8 per cent 3) 6.5 per cent  4) 7.8 per cent 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) 6.5 per cent Ques. : 8 The European Central Bank (ECB) on 22 Jan launched a govt bond-buying programme. Who among the following is the present President of ECB? 1) Mario Draghi  2) Ben Bernanke 3) Jean-Claude Trichet  4) Mario Monti
5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Mario Draghi Ques. : 9 The Pakistan govt for the first time officially announced on 22 Jan to have frozen all assets and accounts of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD). This terrorist organisation belongs to 1) Masood Azhar  2) Dawood Ibrahim 3) Hafiz Muhammad Saeed  4) Yasin Malik 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) Hafiz Muhammad Saeed Ques. : 10 The Union Govt has extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 for another one year in 1) Assam  2) Chhattisgarh 3) Jharkhand  4) Punjab 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Assam  
22 JANUARY 2015 Ques. : 1 Who among the following has been appointed as the new chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI)? 1) Kiran Kumar Alur Seelin  2) Deepak Parekh 3) M Sathiyavathy  4) RK Srivastava 5) None of these Answer:- 4) RK Srivastava Ques. : 2 Sutirtha Bhattacharya has taken over as the full-time Chairman and Managing Director of which of the following PSUs? 1) Coal India  2) Indian Oil 3) BHEL  4) ONGC 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Coal India Ques. : 3 Gurmeet Singh, who was arrested by the Thailand police, is the alleged killer involved in the assassination of 1) Indira Gandhi  2) Lalit Narayan Mishra 3) Beant Singh  4) Rajiv Gandhi 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) Beant Singh Ques. : 4 Sergei Shoygu, who visited New Delhi on 20 Jan on a three-day visit, is the present defence minister of 1) Kyrgyzstan  2) Russia 3) Kazakhstan 
4) Belarus 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Russia Ques. : 5 South African batsman AB de Villiers hit the fastest century in one-day internationals till date recently. He scored his century in just 1) 28 balls  2) 31 balls 3) 37 balls  4) 44 balls 5) 45 balls  Answer:- 2) 31 balls Ques. : 6 Leander Paes with his new partner Raven Klaasen won men’s doubles title of which of the following tennis tournaments recently? 1) Apia Sydney International  2) Heineken Open 3) Chennai Open  4) Australia Open 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Heineken Open Ques. : 7 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 19 Jan asked banks to notify the base rate at least once in every three months. Base rate is also known as 1) the minimum lending rate  2) the maximum lending rate 3) the RBI lending rate  4) the teaser lending rate 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) the minimum lending rate Ques. : 8 What is the currency of Egypt? 1) Euro  2) Egyptian franc 3) Egyptian dollar  4) Egyptian pound 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Egyptian pound Ques. : 9 Indian wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy, led by Tulsi Tanti, has agreed to sell its Senvion SE unit to Centerbridge Partners for USD 1.16 bn. This unit is based in 1) France  2) Germany 3) UK  4) US 5) Japan  Answer:- 2) Germany Ques. : 10 The Reserve Bank of India has issued final guidelines regarding allowing banks to sell insurance products. Which of the following is NOT correct in this regard? 1) Banks can act as brokers for insurers or set up their own subsidiaries. 2) Banks can act as corporate agents without seeking prior approval from the RBI. 3) Banks will have to comply with IRDA guidelines.  4) Banks are allowed to sell insurance policies of different insurance companies.
5) None of these  Answer:- 5) None of these  
21 JANUARY 2015 Ques. : 1 As part of the tourism promotion initiatives, the Flamingo festival was held from Jan 911 at the Pulicat lake in which of the following states? 1) Andhra Pradesh  2) Karnataka 3) Odisha  4) Kerala 5) Nagaland  Answer:- 1) Andhra Pradesh Ques. : 2 The central govt has cleared Damanganga-Pinjal interstate river link project. This project involves which two states? 1) Maharashtra, Gujarat  2) Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh 3) Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh  4) Gujarat, Rajasthan 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Maharashtra, Gujarat Ques. : 3 The ‘Popular Resistance’ militia, which is a pro-govt militia, is active in 1) Pakistan  2) Syria 3) Egypt  4) Malaysia 5) Nigeria Answer:- 2) Syria Ques. : 4 Which of the following pairs won the men’s doubles title of the Apia Sydney International recently? 1) Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna  2) Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen 3) Rohan Bopanna and Daniel Nestor  4) Raven Klaasen and Daniel Nestor 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) Rohan Bopanna and Daniel Nestor Ques. : 5 The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar handed over first indigenously-built Tejas fighter aircraft to the Air Force on 17 Jan. The entire LCA project including the final induction in the Air Force and Navy, is estimated to cost over 1) Rs 8,000 cr  2) Rs 15,000 cr 3) Rs 30,000 cr  4) Rs 60,000 cr 5) Rs 80,000 cr  Answer:- 3) Rs 30,000 cr Ques. : 6 Hara Patnaik, who died recently, was a popular actor-director of the ________cinema. 1) Bengali  2) Assamese 3) Odia  4) Tamil
5) None of these  Answer:- 3) Odia Ques. : 7 Naresh Goyal pledges his entire 51 per cent stake to Punjab National Bank (PNB) was the news published in financial newspapers recently. He is the promoter of 1) Spicejet  2) Jet Airways 3) Vistara  4) Indigo 5) GoAir  Answer:- 2) Jet Airways Ques. : 8 Nepal has named who among the following as its new envoy to India? 1) Deep Kumar Upadhyay  2) Bhek Bahadur Thapa 3) Durgesh Man Singh  4) Rukma Shumsher Rana 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Deep Kumar Upadhyay Ques. : 9 The 45th annual summit of the World Economic Forum (WEF) started on 20 Jan in 1) Manila  2) Buenos Aires 3) Davos  4) Santiago 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) Davos Ques. : 10 Who among the following has been appointed the new chief of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)? 1) Ashok Pandit  2) Chandra Prakash Dwivedi 3) David Dhawan  4) Pahlaj Nihalani 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Pahlaj Nihalani  
20 JANUARY 2015 Ques. : 1 Who among the following Indian-Americans has been conferred with Martin Luther King Award in the US, recently? 1) Shantanu Narayen  2) Frank Islam 3) Sundar Pichai  4) Indra Nooyi 5) Nikesh Arora  Answer:- 2) Frank Islam Ques. : 2 The PM Narendra Modi has selected who among the following as the face and facilitator of his pet education project ‘Teach in India’? 1) Kannan Soundararajan  2) Akshay Venkatesh 3) Subhash Khot  4) Manjul Bhargava
5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Manjul Bhargava Ques. : 3 The Asian Games medalist OP Jaisha broke the 19-year-old national record in Mumbai recently. He is a 1) runner  2) triple jumper 3) discus throw player  4) swimmer 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) runner Ques. : 4 Name the batsman who hit the fastest century in one-day internationals playing against the West Indies recently. 1) Hashim Amla  2) Rohit Sharma 3) Corey Anderson  4) AB de Villiers 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) AB de Villiers Ques. : 5 Under which of the following Articles of the Indian Constitution, the President of India notifies a joint sitting of the Parliament? 1) Article 108  2) Article 80 3) Article 81  4) Article 395 5) Article 356  Answer:- 1) Article 108 Ques. : 6 Sri Lanka’s new foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera visited which of the following countries, recently, on his first visit abroad? 1) China  2) Pakistan 3) US  4) India 5) Bangladesh  Answer:- 4) India Ques. : 7 Which of the following dairy products giants in India is planning to invest Rs 5,000 cr in the next fiscal in order to achieve the revenue target of Rs 50,000 cr by 2020? 1) Nestle  2) Amul 3) OMFED  4) AAVIN 5) Mother Dairy  Answer:- 2) Amul Ques. : 8 Name the author of the novel Madhorubhagan, who came under attack different sections of the society for the novel and now has announced to give up writing altogether. 1) Melanmai Ponnusamy  2) Perumal Murugan 3) D Selvaraj  4) Joe D Cruz
5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Perumal Murugan Ques. : 9 The present regime of which of the following countries has initiated the impeachment of the ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra? 1) Philippines  2) Thailand 3) Singapore  4) Myanmar 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Thailand Ques. : 10 What is full form of ASBA, a term used in connection of stock market? 1) Application Supported By Base Amount  2) Application Supported By Basket Amount 3) Application Supported By Blocked Amount  4) Application Supported By Borrowed Amount 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) Application Supported By Blocked Amount  
19 JANUARY 2015 Ques : 1. The Army Day is celebrated in India every year on  1) 7 Jan 2) 9 Jan 3) 15 Jan 4) 27 Jan 5) None of these Answer:- 3) 15 Jan Ques : 2. Otaram Devasi is the minister in charge of cow affairs, a first in the country, in 1) Gujarat 2) Haryana 3) Rajasthan 4) Madhya Pradesh 5) Jharkhand  Answer:- 3) Rajasthan Ques : 3. What is the name of the UN mission introduced to combat Ebola disease? 1) UNMEER 2) UNMETE 3) UNMCED 4) UNMDEO 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) UNMEER Ques : 4. The Union Minister for Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh dedicated Biosafety laboratory (BSL) to strengthen livestock disease monitoring in which of the following south Indian cities recently? 1) Bengaluru 2) Chennai 3) Hyderabad 4) Thiruvananthapuram
5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Bengaluru Ques : 5. Which of the following countries in the world leads in terms of percentage of skilled people among the total workforce? 1) South Korea 2) Japan 3) Germany 4) UK 5) France  Answer:- 1) South Korea Ques : 6. As revealed by the MoS for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy, recently, what percent of the total workforce in India are skilled workers as of now? 1) two per cent 2) four per cent 3) five per cent 4) eight per cent 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) two per cent Ques : 7. The women’s singles titled of the 2015 Sydney International was bagged by 1) Karolina Pliskova 2) Petra Kvitova 3) Ana Ivanovic 4) Maria Sharapova 5) Sania Mirza  Answer:- 2) Petra Kvitova Ques : 8. The national festival ‘Maati Ke Rang’ was held for the first time in the North-East region from 13-17 Jan. The venue of the festival was 1) Dimapur, Nagaland 2) Agartala, Tripura 3) Mizoram, Aizawl 4) Dispur, Assam 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Dimapur, Nagaland Ques : 9. The winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award for Sanskrit, 2014 for his work ‘Kanakalochanaha’ is 1) Radhakant Thakur 2) Ramji Thakur 3) Prabhu Nath Dwivedi 4) Harekrishna Satapathy 5) Mithila Prasad Tripathi  Answer:- 3) Prabhu Nath Dwivedi Ques : 10. The ‘Social Media Person of the Year’ award by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has been given to 1) Rajinikanth 2) Salman Khan 3) Aamir Khan 4) Shah Rukh Khan 5) Amitabh Bachchan  Answer:- 5) Amitabh Bachchan
 
17 JANUARY 2015 Ques. : 1 Which of the following space programmes of India has won the 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category from the US based National Space Society (NSS)? 1) Mars Orbiter Mission  2) IRNSS 3) GSLV MK III 4) PSLV C 23 5) GSAT 16  Answer:- 1) Mars Orbiter Mission Ques. : 2 Who among the following has won the women’s singles title of the Brisbane International tennis tournament? 1) Serena Williams  2) Caroline Wozniacki 3) Maria Sharapova  4) Venus Williams 5) Ana Ivanovic  Answer:- 3) Maria Sharapova Ques. : 3 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 16 Jan approved the fair and remunerative price (FRP) for sugarcane at _______ per quintal for the 2015-16 season (Oct-Sep). 1) Rs 210  2) Rs 230 3) Rs 250  4) Rs 280 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Rs 230 Ques. : 4 Which of the following is NOT a member country of the BRICS grouping? 1) Bangladesh  2) Russia 3) China  4) South Africa 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Bangladesh Ques. : 5 The cash reserve ratio (CRR) has been kept at 4 per cent of NDTL at present. Here, what does the term NDTL stands for? 1) New Demand and Time Liabilities  2) Net Demand and Time Liabilities 3) Net Differed and Time Liabilities  4) New Demand and Transaction Liabilities 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Net Demand and Time Liabilities Ques. : 6 What is the currency of Switzerland? 1) Swiss franc  2) Swiss ringgit 3) Swiss krone  4) Swiss krona
5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Swiss franc Ques. : 7 Who among the following is the new Chief Election Commissioner of India? 1) VS Sampath  2) Hari Shankar Brahma 3) Shashi Kant Sharma  4) SY Quraishi 5) Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi  Answer:- 2) Hari Shankar Brahma Ques. : 8 The Microsoft Corporation has announced to suspend support for which of the following operating systems recently? The company will continue to patch security vulnerabilities until 2020. 1) Windows Vista  2) Windows 7 3) Windows 8  4) Windows XP 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Windows 7 Ques. : 9 Name the Indian swimmer who on 14 Jan set a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature in the Antarctic Ocean. The 24-year old is now the first Asian girl and youngest in the world to have achieved this feat. 1) Pooja Raghava Alva  2) Malavika Vishwanath 3) Aditi Dhumatkar  4) Bhakti Sharma 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Bhakti Sharma Ques. : 10 Leela Samson resigned as chairperson of which of the following institutions recently? 1) Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT)  2) Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) 3) Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)  4) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)  
16 JANUARY 2015 Ques. : 1 President Giorgio Napolitano announced to step down in which of the following countries recently? 1) France  2) Spain 3) Italy  4) Sweden 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) Italy Ques. : 2 Who among the following has been selected for the prestigious Vyas Samman for the year 2014? He will be awarded for his research work 'Premchand Kee Kahaniyo Kaa Kaalkramanusar Adhyayan'. 1) Ashok Vajpeyi 
2) Kamal Kishore Goyanka 3) Kunwar Narayan  4) Kedarnath Singh 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Kamal Kishore Goyanka Ques. : 3 The Uruka celebrations, a post-harvest festival, was observed in which of the following states recently? 1) Assam  2) West Bengal 3) Kerala  4) Karnataka 5) Tamil Nadu  Answer:- 1) Assam Ques. : 4 The National Green Tribunal has announced that dumping construction debris into the Yamuna river will attract a fine of Rs 50,000 while throwing waste in the Yamuna river will attract a spot fine of 1) Rs 500  2) Rs 1,000 3) Rs 2,000  4) Rs 5,000 5) Rs 10,000  Answer:- 4) Rs 5,000 Ques. : 5 Which of the following movies has bagged awards in three categories, including best drama, and best director, at the 72nd Golden Globes awards in Los Angeles? 1) Big Eyes  2) Still Alice 3) The Theory of Everything  4) Boyhood 5) The Grand Budapest Hotel Answer:- 4) Boyhood Ques. : 6 Who among the following has clinched the FIFA world footballer of the year award, popularly called Ballon d'Or award in football? 1) James Rodriguez  2) Manuel Neuer 3) Cristiano Ronaldo  4) Lionel Messi 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) Cristiano Ronaldo Ques. : 7 The Reserve Bank of the India (RBI) revised the Repo rate on 15 Jan. What is the new Repo rate? 1) 8 per cent  2) 7.75 per cent 3) 7.5 per cent  4) 7 per cent 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) 7.75 per cent Ques. : 8 Hundreds of thousands of people marched against terrorism in one of the largest protests led by world leaders in which of the following cities recently? 1) Berlin 
2) New York 3) Toronto  4) Paris 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Paris Ques. : 9 India's first Hi-speed Rural Broadband Network (National Optical Fibre Network) connecting the remotest Idukki district of _________, was commissioned recently. 1) Kerala  2) Maharashtra 3) Gujarat  4) Goa 5) Tamil Nadu  Answer:- 1) Kerala Ques. : 10 What is the new Reverse Repo rate after the RBI revised the rate on 15 Jan? 1) 7 per cent  2) 6.75 per cent 3) 6.5 per cent  4) 6.25 per cent 5) 6 per cent  Answer:- 2) 6.75 per cent 
16 JANUARY 2015 Ques. : 1 President Giorgio Napolitano announced to step down in which of the following countries recently? 1) France  2) Spain 3) Italy  4) Sweden 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) Italy Ques. : 2 Who among the following has been selected for the prestigious Vyas Samman for the year 2014? He will be awarded for his research work 'Premchand Kee Kahaniyo Kaa Kaalkramanusar Adhyayan'. 1) Ashok Vajpeyi  2) Kamal Kishore Goyanka 3) Kunwar Narayan  4) Kedarnath Singh 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Kamal Kishore Goyanka Ques. : 3 The Uruka celebrations, a post-harvest festival, was observed in which of the following states recently? 1) Assam  2) West Bengal 3) Kerala  4) Karnataka 5) Tamil Nadu  Answer:- 1) Assam Ques. : 4 The National Green Tribunal has announced that dumping construction debris into the Yamuna river will attract a fine of Rs 50,000 while throwing waste in the Yamuna river will attract a spot fine of 1) Rs 500  2) Rs 1,000 3) Rs 2,000  4) Rs 5,000 5) Rs 10,000  Answer:- 4) Rs 5,000 Ques. : 5 Which of the following movies has bagged awards in three categories, including best drama, and best director, at the 72nd Golden Globes awards in Los Angeles? 1) Big Eyes  2) Still Alice 3) The Theory of Everything  4) Boyhood 5) The Grand Budapest Hotel Answer:- 4) Boyhood Ques. : 6 Who among the following has clinched the FIFA world footballer of the year award, popularly called Ballon d'Or award in football? 1) James Rodriguez  2) Manuel Neuer 3) Cristiano Ronaldo  4) Lionel Messi 
 14 JANUARY 2015 Ques. : 1 The govt on 13 Jan removed Avinash Chander as the chief of which of the following organisations 15 months before his contract was to end? 1) ISRO  2) DRDO 3) OFB  4) HAL 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) DRDO Ques. : 2 Which of the following central banks has received the central bank of the year award instituted by London-based website,centralbanking.com recently? 1) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)  2) Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) 3) Federal Reserve  4) Bank of Japan (BOJ) 5) European Central Bank (ECB)  Answer:- 2) Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) Ques. : 3 At the biennial Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar, corporates from India and abroad pledged to invest an astonishing ___________and signed 21,000 MoUs. 1) Rs 10 lakh cr  2) Rs 12 lakh cr 3) Rs 17 lakh cr  4) Rs 25 lakh cr 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Rs 25 lakh cr Ques. : 4 Who among the following governors of central bank has received the governor of the year award instituted by London-based website, centralbanking.com recently? 1) Haruhiko Kuroda  2) Janet Yellen 3) Graeme Wheeler  4) Raghuram Rajan 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Raghuram Rajan Ques. : 5 The global defence and aerospace company BAE Systems has appointed who among the following as a non-executive Director and Chairman of its Indian subsidiary? 1) Naina Lal Kidwai  2) KV Kamath 3) Uday Kotak  4) Aditya Puri 5) Deepak Parekh  Answer:- 5) Deepak Parekh Ques. : 6 The National Youth Day is celebrated in India every year on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda which falls on 1) 1 Jan  2) 3 Jan 3) 6 Jan  4) 9 Jan
5) 12 Jan  Answer:- 5) 12 Jan Ques. : 7 The Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 13 Jan flagged off country’s first compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered train from 1) Rewari, Haryana  2) Thane, Maharashtra 3) Agra, Uttar Pradesh  4) Porbandar, Gujarat 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Rewari, Haryana Ques. : 8 Which of the following teams has recorded the highest successful run chase (231) in T20 history? 1) Pakistan  2) West Indies 3) South Africa  4) Australia 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) West Indies Ques. : 9 Which of the following teams has won the Federation Cup football title recently? 1) Dempo Sports Club  2) Mohammedan SC 3) Bengaluru FC  4) Kerala Blasters FC 5) FC Goa  Answer:- 3) Bengaluru FC Ques. : 10 Who among the following tennis players recorded 1000th win in the men's professional circuit winning the men’s singles title of the Brisbane International recently? 1) Roger Federer  2) Stan Wawrinka 3) David Ferrer  4) Rafael Nadal 5) Novak Djokovic  Answer:- 1) Roger Federer  
13 JANUARY 2015 Ques. : 1 Vasant Gowarikar passed away recently. He was an eminent 1) musician  2) author 3) zoologist  4) space scientist 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) space scientist Ques. : 2 4,000-year-old house with rare clue to Harappan habitation was found by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) at Chandyan village in which of the following locations recently? 1) Baghpat, UP  2) Rajkot, Gujarat 3) Ajmer, Rajasthan 
4) East Champaran, Bihar 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Baghpat, UP Ques. : 3 Name the committee, formed to suggest ways and means to raise the revenue of Indian Railways, which submitted its report on 30 Dec. 1) Bibek Debroy Committee  2) DK Mittal Committee 3) E Sreedharan Committee  4) Arvind Panagariya Committee 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) DK Mittal Committee Ques. : 4 The meteorological satellite, Fengyun-II 08, was successfully launched by which of the following countries on 31 Dec? 1) Japan  2) South Korea 3) North Korea  4) China 5) Malaysia  Answer:- 4) China Ques. : 5 The world’s first mangrove zoo is coming up in which of the following states of India? 1) Assam  2) Odisha 3) West Bengal  4) Tripura 5) Jharkhand  Answer:- 3) West Bengal Ques. : 6 The 24-year-old Kei Perenna, who has become the world’s youngest billionaire, replacing Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, belongs to 1) Japan  2) South Korea 3) Singapore  4) China 5) Malaysia  Answer:- 4) China Ques. : 7 The Centre on 12 Dec appointed who among the following as the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)? 1) MYS Prasad  2) Shailesh Nayak 3) Subbiah Arunan  4) AS Kiran Kumar 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) AS Kiran Kumar Ques. : 8 India is negotiating the USD 6-bn surface-to-air missile systems project, Maitri, with which of the following countries? 1) US  2) Russia 3) Germany  4) Japan
5) France  Answer:- 5) France Ques. : 9 Which of the following state govts has decided to implement a Potato Mission from fiscal 2015-16 to make the state self-sufficient in potato production and storage over a period of three years? 1) Uttar Pradesh  2) Odisha 3) Bihar  4) Haryana 5) West Bengal  Answer:- 2) Odisha Ques. : 10 Which of the following is the only country to produce the health-rich purple tea as of now? 1) Kenya  2) Sri Lanka 3) China  4) India 5) None of these  Answer:-1) Kenya  
12 JANUARY 2014 Ques. : 1 Phee Teik Yeoh is the present CEO of which of the following airlines operating in India as of now? 1) Vistara  2) AirAsia India 3) Spicejet  4) Jet Airways 5) IndiGo  Answer:- 1) Vistara Ques. : 2 Who among the following is the current Director General of the WTO? 1) Jacques Delors  2) Pascal Lamy 3) Roberto Azevedo  4) Janet Yellen 5) Christine Lagarde  Answer:- 3) Roberto Azevedo Ques. : 3 Aziz Qureshi has been sworn in as the new Governor of which of the following states? 1) Uttarakhand  2) Odisha 3) Mizoram  4) Manipur 5) Tripura  Answer:- 3) Mizoram Ques. : 4 As per the World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank has set a __________target to achieve the goal of eradicating extreme poverty. 1) 2020  2) 2024 3) 2026 
4) 2030 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) 2030 Ques. : 5 After the success of LCA Tejas fighter plane, India plans to develop its own fifth generation fighter plane. Till date which of the following is the only fully-operational fifth generation fighter plane in the world? 1) F/A-22 Raptor  2) Gripen 3) Sukhoi 30MKI  4) Eurofighter Typhon 5) F/A Super Hornet  Answer:- 1) F/A-22 Raptor Ques. : 6 Who among the following has joined an elite group of cricketers becoming only the fifth to make 12,000 runs in his career? 1) Rohit Sharma  2) Mahendra Singh Dhoni 3) Virat Kohli  4) Angelo Mathews 5) Kumar Sangakkara  Answer:- 5) Kumar Sangakkara Ques. : 7 Who among the following has won the Brisbane International 2015 tennis tournament? 1) Milos Raonic  2) Roger Federer 3) Andy Murray  4) Novak Djokovic 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Roger Federer Ques. : 8 Who among the following is the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka? 1) Ranil Wickremasinghe  2) Chandrika Kumaratunga 3) Mahinda Rajapaksa  4) Maithripala Sirisena 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Ranil Wickremasinghe Ques. : 9 PM Narendra Modi on 8 Jan inaugurated the state-of-the-art Dandi Kutir, a museum on the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi in 1) Gandhinagar  2) Kolkata 3) Mumbai  4) Guwahati 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Gandhinagar Ques. : 10 Name the person who won the men’s singles title of the Chennai Open on 11 Jan. 1) Leander Paes  2) Mahesh Bhupathi 3) Aljaz Bedene  4) Stanislas Wawrinka 5) Kei Nishikori  Answer:- 4) Stanislas Wawrinka

10 JANUARY 2015
Ques. : 1 Who among the following has been appointed the CEO of the newly formed NITI Aayog? 1) Arvind Panagariya  2) Sindhushree Khullar 3) VK Saraswat  4) Bibek Debroy 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Sindhushree Khullar
Ques. : 2 The govt of India initiative ‘Prakash Path’ is associated with which of the following? 1) Setting up light houses in the Arabian Sea  2) Setting up solar lights across the national highways 3) LED bulb distribution  4) CFL bulb distribution 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) LED bulb distribution
Ques. : 3 Which of the following states is all set to be the first state to be fully covered by broadband connectivity under the national optical fibre network (NOFN) project? 1) Kerala  2) Karnataka 3) Tamil Nadu  4) Goa 5) Gujarat  Answer:- 1) Kerala
Ques. : 4 Who among the following has been sworn-in as the new President of Sri Lanka? 1) Ranil Wickremasinghe  2) Chandrika Kumaratunga 3) Mahinda Rajapaksa  4) Maithripala Sirisena 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Maithripala Sirisena
Ques. : 5 Two suspected militants slaughtered 12 people at the office of which of the follwong French magazines on 7 Jan? 1) Le Nain Jaune  2) Hara-Kiri 3) Le Charivari  4) Charlie Hebdo 5) Le Rire Answer:- 4) Charlie Hebdo
Ques. : 6 As much as 15 NRIs were awarded with the ‘Pravasi Bhartiya Samman’ on the concluding day of the 13th PBD in Gandhinagar. Who among the following was NOT one among them? 1) Rajaram Sanjaya  2) Mala Mehta 3) Donald Rabindernauth Ramaotar  4) Satyanarayan Nadella
5) None of these  Answer:- 5) None of these
Ques. : 7 The govt is looking to start a fresh process of inviting bids for UMPPs in the country. The term UMPP stands for 1) Ultra Mini Power Project  2) Ultra Mega Power Project 3) Ultra Modern Power Project  4) Ultra Modified Power Project 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Ultra Mega Power Project
Ques. : 8 India’s newest airline Vistara started its flight on 9 Jan. Which of the following leading business houses of India has launched the airline with the Singapore Airlines? 1) Reliance  2) Tata 3) Aditya Birla Group  4) Essar 5) Essel  Answer:- 2) Tata
Ques. : 9 Which of following teams has retained the iconic Reliance ICC Test Championship mace recently? 1) Pakistan  2) England 3) South Africa  4) Sri Lanka 5) New Zealand  Answer:- 3) South Africa
Ques. : 10 Which of the following is imposed in the state of Jammu & Kashmir when constitutional machinery fails there? 1) Caretaking govt  2) Governor’s rule 3) President’s Rule  4) Executive Rule 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Governor’s rule
9 JANUARY 2015
Ques. : 1 The Indian space agency ISRO had a number of successful launches in 2014. Which of the following is NOT one among them? 1) PSLV C-23  2) GSLV Mk III 3) GSAT 16  4) IRNSS 1C 5) IRNSS 1D  Answer:- 5) IRNSS 1D
Ques. : 2 Who among the following have been appointed as the two permanent members of the newly formed NITI Aayog? 1) Arvind Panagariya and Sindhushree Khullar  2) Bibek Debroy and VK Saraswat
3) Arvind Panagariya and VK Saraswat  4) Bibek Debroy and Arvind Panagariya 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Bibek Debroy and VK Saraswat
Ques. : 3 Who among the following is the new Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)? 1) M Sathiyavathy  2) Prabhat Kumar 3) Arun Mishra  4) Ashok Lavasa 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) M Sathiyavathy
Ques. : 4 The President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) bill on 31 Dec 2014. Till now, what was the system to appoint judges to the apex court and the high courts? 1) The govt appointing the judges  2) The SC Collegium system 3) The group of Chief Justices of all the High Courts  4) The panel of Law Minister of India and Chief Justice of India 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) The SC Collegium system
Ques. : 5 Tulsi Gabbard visited India, recently, on the invitation of PM Narendra Modi. Which of the following statements is correct about her? 1) She is the first Hindu to serve as a member of the US Congress.  2) She is the only PIO to serve as a member of the US Congress. 3) She is the first Asian to serve as a member of the US Congress.  ) She is the only PIO to serve as a member of any parliament in the world. 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) She is the first Hindu to serve as a member of the US Congress.
Ques. : 6 Who among the following Cabinet Ministers have been appointed as Ex-Officio members of the NITI Aayog? 1) Radha Mohan Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh  2) Thawar Chand Gehlot, Suresh Prabhu, Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh 3) Radha Mohan Singh, Suresh Prabhu, Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh  4) Smriti Zubin Irani, Suresh Prabhu, Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) Radha Mohan Singh, Suresh Prabhu, Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh
Ques. : 7 Who among the following Cabinet Ministers will be special Invitees to the NITI Aayog? 1) Suresh Prabhu, Smriti Zubin Irani, Thawar Chand Gehlot  2) Nitin Gadkari, Smriti Zubin Irani, Thawar Chand Gehlot 3) Nitin Gadkari, Arun Jaitley, Thawar Chand Gehlot  4) Nitin Gadkari, Smriti Zubin Irani, Rajnath Singh 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Nitin Gadkari, Smriti Zubin Irani, Thawar Chand Gehlot
Ques. : 8 Which of the following is the first development bank in India? It was started in 1948. 1) Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI)  2) Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) 3) Export Import Bank (Exim Bank) 
4) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI)
Ques. : 9 In the United States, who among the following has been re-elected and sworn in as the Speaker of the US House of Representatives? 1) Thomas Massie  2) Steve King 3) Tim Huelskamp  4) Nancy Pelosi 5) John Boehner  Answer:- 5) John Boehner
Ques. : 10 How many banks are associated with the State Bank of India (SBI) as of now? 1) Four  2) Five 3) Six  4) Seven 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Five 
8 JANUARY 2015
Ques. : 1 Which of the following banks in India has launched the country's first contactless debit and credit cards that use the near-field communication (NFC) technology and do not need to be swiped? 1) Federal Bank  2) HDFC Bank 3) ICICI Bank  4) SBI 5) Axis Bank  Answer:- 3) ICICI Bank
Ques. : 2 The Indian space agency ISRO is all set to launch IRNSS 1D in Mar this year. The agency has planned to launch how many satellites in IRNSS series to start India’s own navigation system? 1) Four  2) Five 3) Six  4) Seven 5) Nine  Answer:- 4) Seven
Ques. : 3 The govt has announced to continue subsidy on ferlizers. The govt provides urea to farmers at a fixed subsidised maximum retail price (MRP) of ________per tonne. 1) Rs 4,120  2) Rs 4,730 3) Rs 5,360  4) Rs 6,100 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) Rs 5,360
Ques. : 4 Donald Ramotar was the chief guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015 held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from Jan 7-9. He is the president of 1) South Africa  2) Guyana 3) Suriname  4) Seychelles 5) Fiji  Answer:- 2) Guyana
Ques. : 5 Terrorists attacked in the offices of a satirical weekly ‘Charlie Hebdo’ killing at least 12 people on 7 Jan in which of the following cities? 1) Paris  2) Dublin 3) Toronto  4) Sydney 5) New York  Answer:- 1) Paris
Ques. : 6 Jan 13-17 was observed as ___________across the districts in the country. 1) Girl Child Week  2) Water-Week 3) Environment Week  4) Act against Corruption Week 5) Clean India Week  Answer:- 2) Water-Week
Ques. : 7 As per a report by the Asian Centre for Human Rights, there are over 3,00,000 internally displaced persons in which of the following Indian states, which is the highest in the world during 2014? 1) Assam  2) Jammu & Kashmir 3) Uttar Pradesh  4) Andhra Pradesh 5) Jharkhand  Answer:- 1) Assam
Ques. : 8 Name the winter storm impacting the West Asia region with wind speed more than 110 kmph bringing a bitter cold. 1) Huda  2) Dolly 3) Laura  4) Arthur 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Huda
Ques. : 9 The RBI has signed an information sharing agreement with banking and financial regulators FRB, OCC and the FDIC. These regulators belong to 1) China  2) Japan 3) Mauritius  4) US 5) Switzerland Answer:- 4) US
Ques. : 10 Who among the following is the new Test captain of the Indian cricket team after MS Dhoni announced his retirement from Test cricket recently? 1) Ravichandran Ashwin  2) Ravindra Jadeja 3) Shikhar Dhawan  4) Virat Kohli 5) Suresh Raina  Answer:- 4) Virat Kohli 
7 JANUARY 2015
Ques. : 1 Which of the following pairs of meetings and their venues is NOT matched correctly with respect to some key international meetings scheduled to be held in Nov and Dec, 2014? 1) ASEAN – Myanmar  2) East Asia Summit – Fiji 3) G-20 – Australia  4) APEC – China 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) East Asia Summit – Fiji
Ques. : 2 Which of the following countries will host the international conference on climate change on the theme ‘Mountain People Adapting to Change’ from Nov 9 to 12? 1) Bhutan  2) Nepal 3) Afghanistan  4) India 5) China  Answer:- 2) Nepal
Ques. : 3 The modified direct cash subsidy transfer for LPG consumers will be launched in 54 districts from 15th Nov. The same scheme will be launched all over the country from 1) 30th Nov  2) 1st Dec 3) 15th Dec  4) 31st Dec 5) 1st Jan  Answer:- 5) 1st Jan
Ques. : 4 The Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag will start his first visit to which of the following countries from 12 Nov during which he will be conferred the title of honorary rank of General of that country’s Army? 1) Bhutan  2) Sri Lanka 3) Vietnam  4) Nepal 5) Japan  Answer:- 4) Nepal
Ques. : 5 The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made his debut among the world's most powerful people on the Forbes list of 2014 released recently. He has been ranked at which of the following positions? 1) 64th 
2) 57th 3) 36th  4) 21st 5) 15th  Answer:- 5) 15th
Ques. : 6 Ahead of the SAARC summit, the Vice President Hamid Ansari has pitched for creation of the South Asian group SAEU. Expand the term SAEU. 1) South Asian Exclusive Union  2) South Asian Export Union 3) South Asian Economic Union  4) South Asian Energy Union 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) South Asian Economic Union
Ques. : 7 The UP govt launched Samajwadi Pension Scheme to benefit poor families in the state. Which of the following is NOT a highlight of the scheme? 1) The scheme has an annual budget of 2,424 crore rupees.  2) The amount of pension will be hiked by 50 rupees per year up to a maximum limit of Rs 750. 3) The scheme, however, has riders relating to health, education and literacy.  4) The beneficiaries will receive the pension amount directly in their bank account. 5) None of these  Answer:- 5) None of these
Ques. : 8 The Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan handed over the second attack craft INS Tarasa to which of the following island nations during his recent visit? It will join her sister ship SCG Topaz as part of the Indian Navy's assistance to the country. 1) Seychelles  2) Maldives 3) Sri Lanka  4) Thailand 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Seychelles
Ques. : 9 Shimon Peres, who visited New Delhi recently and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is the former president of 1) Spain  2) Israel 3) Sweden  4) Italy 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Israel
Ques. : 10 The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Fiji after attending the G-20 summit in Australia. Which of the following is the capital city of Fiji? 1) Luanda  2) Port Louis 3) Suva  4) Libreville 5) None of these  Answer:- 3) Suva 
6 JANUARY 2015
Ques. : 1 As announced by the Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu the country's first 'smart city' will be set up in 1) Mumbai  2) Pune 3) Chennai  4) Bengaluru 5) Delhi  Answer:- 5) Delhi
Ques. : 2 Which of the following neighbours of India celebrated its Independence Day on Jan 4? 1) Sri Lanka  2) China 3) Bangladesh  4) Myanmar 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Myanmar
Ques. : 3 Which of the following movies has become the highest grossing Bollywood film so far by collecting over Rs 278 cr? 1) Chennai Express  2) Kick 3) Dhoom 3  4) PK 5) Happy New  Year Answer:- 4) PK
Ques. : 4 Which of the following states has constituted a State Development Council (SDC) for comprehensive development of the State recently? 1) Odisha  2) Telangana 3) Andhra Pradesh  4) Jharkhand 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) Jharkhand
Ques. : 5 The National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) is situated in 1) Bengaluru  2) Pune 3) Lucknow  4) Nasik 5) Jaipur  Answer:- 2) Pune
Ques. : 6 Who among the following has won the Chennai Open FIDE Rating Tournament (Category B) recently? 1) A Harshini  2) V Toshali 3) M Dusthageer Ibrahim  4) OT Anilkumar 5) None of these  Answer:- 4) OT Anilkumar
Ques. : 7 Which of the following govt initiatives has become the largest and fastest growing govt initiative ever on digital platform? 1) Make In India (MII)  2) Clean India 3) My Gov  4) Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) 5) None of these  Answer:- 1) Make In India (MII)
Ques. : 8 Who among the following is the governor of Kerala at present? 1) P Sadasivam  2) Keshari Nath Tripathi 3) Ram Naik  4) ESL Narasimhan 5) Kalyan Singh  Answer:- 1) P Sadasivam
Ques. : 9 Singapore was separated from which of the following countries in 1965 to become an independent and sovereign state? 1) Indonesia  2) Malaysia 3) Philippines  4) Brunei 5) None of these  Answer:- 2) Malaysia
Ques. : 10 The International Hindi Conference with the theme of "Expanding World of Hindi: Possibilities and Challenges," would be held in _________in Apr. 1) New York  2) Frankfort 3) Denver  4) New Jersey 5) Phoenix  Answer:- 4) New Jersey 
GENERAL AWARENESS -- JANUARY 2015 -- Reviewed by sambasivan srinivasan on 9:33:00 PM Rating: 5

No comments:

All Rights Reserved by Bank Exams © 2009
Technology PartnerNiralcube

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *

Powered by Blogger.