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General Awareness 21 to 40

1.      Which type of tax helps in reducing disparities of income?
a)      Proportional Tax     b) Regressive Tax     c) Perquisite Tax     d) Progressive Tax
e)   Professional Tax
2.       Income Tax in India was introduced by-
a)      Charles Wikins     b) James Wilson     c) William Jones     d) Sir Charles Wood
e)   Lord Macaule
3.       Ganga 101, Ranjit and Deccan are varieties of-
a)      Rice     b) Maize     c) Jowar     d) Bajra     e) Wheat
4.      Which bank signed agreement with LIC to provide insurance cover to its savings account holders under the Prime Minister’s Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima (PMJBY) scheme?
a)      Dena Bank     b) SBI     c) PNB     d) IOB     e) Corporation Bank
5.      Innovative council of Indian Railways ‘Kaya Kalp’ is headed by-
a)      Suresh Prabhu     b) Ajay Shankar     c) Shiv Gopal Mishra     d) M Raghuvaiah
e)   Ratan Tata
6.      Present rate of SLR and CRR are
a)      21.5 and 4     b) 21.0 and 4.5     c) 20.5 and 4     d) 20.0 and 5     e) 21.5 and 4.5
7.      The Supreme Court has quashed which section of the Information Technology Act, terming it “vague” and “unconstitutional”?
a)      Section 66(A)     b) Section 65     c) Section 67     d) Section 68(A)
e) None of the above
8.      Which country brought a tough anti terrorism law to deal sternly and effectively with terrorism?
a)      Turkey     b) Afghanistan     c) Syria     d) Malaysia     e) Sri Lanka
9.      With which country did India signed an agreement on transfer of sentenced person, allowing Indian convicts in that country to complete their remaining sentence in India and vice versa?
a)      Saudi Arabia     b) Riyadh     c) Qatar     d) Iraq     e) Yemen
10.  Kanya Vidya Dhan is operational in which state?
a)      Madhya Pradesh     b) Jharkhand     c) Bihar     d) Rajasthan     e) Uttar Pradesh
11.  Who was credited with construction of Pagoda at Mahabalipuram?
a)      Pandya Dynasty     b) Chola Dynasty     c) Chera Dynasty     d) Pallav Dynasty
e) Chalukya Dynasty
12.  A rainy day has defined by Indian Meteorological Department is the day when the rainfall received at a point is –
a)      Above 2.5mm in 24 hours     b) Above 3mm in 24 hours
c)   Above 2.5mm in 12 hours      d) Above 3mm in 12 hours
e)   Above 5mm in 24 hours
13.  RADAR stands for :
a)      Radio Detection and Ranging
b)      Radio Detectable and Ranging
c)   Radio Amplified Detection and Ranging
d)   Radio Amplitude Detection and Ranging
e)   None of these
14.  National Food Security Mission (NFSM) was launched in 2007-08 to increase the production of which crops?
a)      Rice, Peanuts and Bajra     b) Rice, Wheat and Pulse     c) Wheat, Maize and Pulse
d) Wheat, Millets and Jowar     e) Tea, Coffee and Wheat
15.  The steps and tasks needed to process data, such as responses to questions or clicking an icon, are called:
a)      Instruction     b) Operating System     c) Application Software     d) System Unit
e) None of these
16.  Who was awarded with the prestigious Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award 2015?
a)      Saif Ali Khan     b) Amitabh Bachchan     c) Shahrukh Khan     d) Anil Kapoor
e) Amir Khan   
17.  Recently, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) has kicked off River for Life Campaign to protect –
a)      Crocodile     b) Coral Reef     c) Gangetic River Dolphin     d) Olive Ridley Turtles
e) All of these
18.  The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) is an International Declaration on-
a)      Wildlife Conservation     b) Women Rights     c) Wildlife Conservation
d) Combat Terrorism     e) None of these
19.  Shree Singaji Thermal Power Project, a coal fired power plant, is located in which state?
a)      Uttar Pradesh     b) Bihar     c) Tamil Nadu     d) Karnataka     e) Madhya Pradesh
20.  Who won the 4th Rome Masters Tennis Title in Men’s single category?
a)      Novak Djokovic     b) Roger Federer     c) Rafel Nadal     d) Andy Murray
e) Pete Sampras

1.      (d) Progressive tax is the taxing mechanism in which taxing authority charges more taxes as the income of the taxpayer increases. A higher tax is collected from the taxpayers who earn more and lower taxes from taxpayers earning less. The government uses a progressive tax mechanism.
2.      (c) Income tax in India was introduced by William Jones.
3.      (b) The first hybrid varieties of maize where release in 1961 which includes Ganga 1, Ganga 101, Ranjit and Deccan for cultivation. All these hybrids are double crosses. At present about a dozen double cross hybrid varieties are recommended for cultivation.
4.      (a) Under the MoU, LIC will give a life cover of Rs.2 Lakh in case of death of the insured person at a nominal premium of Rs.330/- per annum.
5.      (e) Industrialist Ratan Tata head and new innovative council of Indian Railways, called ‘Kaya-Kalp’ form to turn around the ailing state-run rail network.
6.      (a)
7.      (a) Supreme Court struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology act that had led to the arrest of many people for posting content deemed to be “allegedly objectionable” on the Internet. It was said to impinge upon the freedom of speech and expression guaranteed by Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution.
8.      (d) Malaysia.
9.      (c) India signed an agreement on transfer of sentenced person allowing Indian convicts in Qatar to complete their remaining sentence in India and vice versa. Under this agreement Indian prisoners convicted in Qatar can be brought to India to serve the remaining part of their sentence. Similarly Qatari Citizens convicted in India can be sent to their home country to serve their sentence.
10.  (e)
11.  (d) Early Pallavas ruled in Andhra Pradesh under the ablest kings such as Mahendravarman, they extended their territories to Tamil Nadu. From the time of great Mahendravarman, finest examples of Pallava art where created in Tamil Nadu such as shore temple and seven pagodas of Mahabalipuram.
12.  (a) A rainy day is defined by Indian Meteorological Department as the day when the rainfall received at a point is about 2.5 mm in 24 hours.
13.  (a) RADAR – Radio Detection and Ranging.
14.  (b) The National Development Council (NDC) in its 53rd meeting held on 29th May, 2007 adopted a resolution to launch a Food Security Mission comprising rice, wheat and pulses to increase the production of rice by 10 million tons, wheat by 8 million tons and pulses by 2 million tons by the end of the Eleventh Plan (2011-12). Accordingly a Centrally Sponsored Scheme ‘National Food Security Mission’ (NFSM), was launched in October 2007.
15.  (a) The steps and tasks needed to process data, such as responses to questions or clicking an icon are called instruction.
16.  (d) Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor was conferred with prestigious Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award 2015. Master Dinanath Mangeshkar award was instituted in 1999 in memory of Dinanath Mangeshkar, father of Lata Mangeshkar. Since then it was awarded annually to persons for their outstanding contributions to music and movies.
17.  (c) World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) has kicked off River for Life Campaign to protect Gangetic River Dolphin.
18.  (b) Beijing Declaration and Platform for action imagines a world where is woman and girl can exercise her freedoms and choices and realize all her right, such as to live free from violence, to go to school, to participate in decisions and to earn equal pay for equal work.
19.  (e) Shree Singaji Thermal Power Project, a coal fired power plant, is situated near Dongaliya village of Khandwa District in Madhya Pradesh. This project is owned by MPPGCL (Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Limited). The water required is taken from Indira sagar reservoir on Narmada River. Coal linkage is achieved with South Eastern Coalfields Limited.
20.  (a) World no 1 Novak Djokovic from Serbia has won his fourth Rome Masters Tennis Men's single title. In the final match, he defeated world no 2 Roger Federer in Switzerland.

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