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GENERAL AWARENESS FOR IBPS PO MAIN -- PAPER II -- USEFUL ONE

PAPER – II

1. Who among the following is the UK’s longest-reigning monarch?
a) Edward VIII b) George VIc) Victoria d) Elizabeth IIe) George IV 

2. India has signed a pact for repatriation of each other’s wanted prisoners and cooperate in all criminal matters, including gathering evidence with which country recently?
a) Maldives b) Sri Lankac) Afghanistan d) Indonesiae) Malaysia 

3. The union cabinet has approved constitution of the new Law Commission of India for three years, effective from 1 Sep 2015. It will be the _____ Law Commission of India.
a) 19th b) 20th  c) 21st d) 22nd  e) 23rd 

4. The Union Cabinet has permitted what per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) under the automatic route for white label ATM operations?
a) 26 per cent b) 49 per centc) 51 per cent d) 74 per cente) 100 per cent 

5. Name the golfer who has become the first Indian to qualify for the prestigious President’s Cup team.
a) Anirban Lahiri b) Jyoti Randhawac) Shiv Chawrasia d) Gaganjeet Bhullar
e) Shiv Kapur 

6. Who won the NSCI Open squash title in the men’s category in Mumbai recently?
a) Mazen Gamalb) Ben Colemanc) Karim El Hammamy d) Mahesh Mangaonkar
e) Adrian Waller 

7. The “Himalaya Diwas” is observed by which of the following states on 9 Sep?
a) Himachal Pradesh b) Arunachal Pradeshc) Uttar Pradesh d) Uttarakhand
e) Jammu and Kashmir 

8. The Gandhi Peace Prize 2014 was awarded to ISRO recently. Who among the following is the present chairman of the Indian space agency?
a) Tapan Misra b) Mylswamy Annaduraic) Shailesh Nayak d) K Radhakrishnan
e) AS Kiran Kumar 

9. The World Suicide Prevention Day is observed every year on
a) 8 Sep b) 9 Sepc) 10 Sep d) 11 Sepe) 12 Sep 

10. Name the Indian-origin professional who has been named the new CEO of the prestigious US Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organisation.
a) Dipak Jain b) Mahesh Ramanujamc) Rakesh Khurana d) Nitin Nohria
e) Mohanbir Sawhney 

11. The credit rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded the credit rating of which of the following developing economies to junk grade on 9 Sep?
a) Indonesia b) Indiac) Malaysia d) Brazile) China 

12. The Export-Import Bank of India is planning a special purpose vehicle model for ship financing. Who among the following is the present chairman of the Mumbai-headquartered bank?
a) Amitabh Kant b) Sujata Mehtac) Rita Teaotia d) Alok Tandone) Yaduvendra Mathur 

13. Which of the following automakers in India launched its new compact SUV named TUV 3OO recently?
a) Mahindra & Mahindra b) Tata Motorsc) Hyundai Motors d) Honda Motors
e) General Motors 

14. As announced by the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, the state has received investment intentions worth about __________ from the investors at Mumbai Conclave recently.
a) Rs 10,000 cr b) Rs 18,000 crc) Rs 23,000 cr d) Rs 33,000 cre) Rs 37,000 cr 

15. The govt has nominated who among the following on the board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) with effect from 3 Sep?
a) Rajiv Mehrishi b) Hasmukh Adhiac) Anjuly Chib Duggal d) KM Chandrasekhar
e) Ajit Seth 

16. Tamil Nadu govt organised a Global Investors Meet in the state recently during which it attracted investments of about
a) Rs 1 lakh cr b) Rs 1.5 lakh crc) Rs 2 lakh cr d) Rs 2.5 lakh cre) Rs 3 lakh cr 

17. The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar commissioned INS Vajrakosh, the latest Indian Navy establishment which will handle missiles and ammunition at Karwar in the state of
a) Tamil Nadu b) Keralac) Karnataka d) Andhra Pradeshe) Goa 

18. ___________ was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) for 2015-16 at the bureau’s 67th Annual General Meeting recently.
a) CVL Srinivas b) Srinivasan K Swamyc) Madhukar Kamath d) I Venkat
e) Shashidhar Sinha 

19. Which of the following pairs won the mixed doubles title of the 2015 US Open tennis tournament?
a) Martina Hingis and Leander Paes b) Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sam Querrey
c) Andrea Hlavackova and Lukasz Kubot d) Rohan Bopanna and Yung-Jan Chan
e) None of these 

20. Rakesh Sharma has taken over as Managing Director and CEO of Canara Bank which is headquartered at
a) Bengaluru b) Kolkatac) Mysuru d) Chennaie) Hyderabad 

21. The mobile banking app “LIME” was launched by which of the following banks recently? It will work for both account and non-account holders to shop, pay and transfer money.
a) ICICI Bank b) HDFC Bankc) State Bank of India d) Axis Banke) Federal Bank 

22. The US based Hindi Sangam Foundation has announced to organise the Third International Hindi Conference in
a) New Jersey b) New Yorkc) Washington d) Las Vegase) Los Angeles 

23. Floyd Mayweather announced retirement after equaling the record of 49 straight wins recently. He is an American professional
a) boxer b) golferc) squash player d) wrestlere) table tennis player 

24. Which of the following pairs won the women’s doubles title at the 2015 US Open tennis tournament?
a) Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis b) Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova
c) Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Coco Vandeweghe d) Sara Errani and Flavia Pennetta
e) Yung-Jan Chan and Hao-Ching Chan 

25. The winner of the women’s singles title of the 2015 US Open tennis tournament is
a) Serena Williams b) Venus Williamsc) Flavia Pennetta d) Roberta Vinci
e) Maria Sharapova 

26. The central govt has notified 56,827 km of Western Ghats across six states as ecologically sensitive area. These six states do not include
a) Karnataka b) Maharashtrac) Kerala d) Andhra Pradeshe) Goa 

27. The Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) offers everything that retired investors need. What is the upper limit for investment is the SCSS scheme?
a) Rs 5 lakh b) Rs 10 lakhc) Rs 15 lakh d) Rs 20 lakhe) Rs 25 lakh 

28. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s party was voted back to power in which of the following countries recently?
a) Thailand b) Singaporec) Philippines d) Vietname) Myanmar 

29. _________ won US Open 2015 men’s singles final defeating Roger Federer recently.
a) Rafael Nadal b) Andy Murrayc) Stan Wawrinka d) Novak Djokovice) John Isner 

30. The Inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia named “AUSINDEX15” commenced off the coast of _________ recently.
a) Mumbai b) Port Blairc) Kochi d) Kandlae) Visakhapatnam 

31. The Hindi Diwas is observed on which of the following days annually? The Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the Republic of India on this day in 1949.
a) 6 Sep b) 8 Sepc) 12 Sep d) 14 Sepe) 16 Sep 

32. Which of the following states has bagged the top slot in World Bank’s ease of doing business index released recently?
a) Madhya Pradesh b) Chhattisgarhc) Jharkhand d) Andhra Pradeshe) Gujarat 

33. Tony Abbott has been ousted as the Prime Minister in internal party voting in which of the following countries recently?
a) New Zealand b) Australiac) England d) Canadae) Spain 

34. Who among the following has been ranked on top in the list of most powerful women in Asia Pacific prepared by the global magazine Fortune?
a) Arundhati Bhattacharya b) Naina Lal Kidwaic) Shikha Sharma d) Chanda Kochhar
e) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw 

35. Which of the following pairs won the men’s doubles title of the 2015 US Open?
a) Jamie Murray and John Peers b) Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut
c) Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey d) Bob Bryan and Mike Bryane) None of these 

36. Name the Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister of India who has been conferred with the 2015 Silver Medal from the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), London.
a) Avinash Chander b) Selvin Christopherc) AS Kiran Kumar d) G Satheesh Reddy
e) Tessy Thomas 

37. _________ has become the first state in the country to submit State Annual Action Plan under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
a) Bihar b) Madhya Pradeshc) Rajasthan d) Tamil Nadue) Gujarat 

38. The Padmashree-awardee Kalamandalam Satyabhama passed away recently. She was a well-known exponent of
a) Kathakali b) Mohiniyattamc) Manipuri d) Kuchipudie) Bharatanatyam 

39. Who among the following has been elected as the new Chairman of the Press Trust of India (PTI)?
a) Vineet Jain b) KN Shanth Kumarc) Mahendra Mohan Gupta d) Riyad Mathew
e) Hormusji N Cama 

40. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded in Baghdad, in Sep 1960. Which of the following countries is NOT a member of the group as of now?
a) Angola b) Algeriac) Indonesia d) Libyae) Venezuela 

41. _______ has launched a credit card specially focused on online shopping. The bank has announced a strategic partnership with 7 of India's biggest e-commerce players.
a) ICICI Bank b) HDFC Bankc) SBI d) Federal Banke) Axis Bank 

42. PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is the sole Indian-origin executive in Fortune's list of 50 most powerful women in business. The list has been topped by
a) Heather Bresch b) Marissa Mayerc) Sheryl Sandberg d) Ginni Romettye) Mary Barra 

43. The Padma Shri awardee Ramaswamy R Iyer passed away recently. He was a _______ policy expert.
a) foreign b) agriculturec) population d) watere) defence 

44. Narsingh Pancham Yadav booked an Olympic quota place at World Championship after winning a bronze medal recently. He is an Indian
a) weightlifter b) wrestlerc) boxer d) archere) sprinter 

45. Who among the following has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Australia?
a) Bill Shorten b) Julie Bishopc) Joe Hockey d) Malcolm Turnbulle) Tony Abbott 

46. The QS World University Rankings 2015-16 was released on 15 Sep. Which of the following universities has been adjudged as the top university in the world in the rankings?
a) Harvard University b) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)c) Peking University 
d) University of Oxforde) National University of Singapore 

47. The govt has decided to provide an additional _________ of manual work under the MGNREGA project in the current financial year in those regions where drought has been declared.
a) 40 days b) 50 daysc) 70 days d) 90 dayse) 100 days 

48. India’s national broadcaster Doordarshan celebrates its anniversary every year on _______ as it started experimental telecast on this day in 1959.
a) 5 Sep b) 10 Sepc) 15 Sep d) 20 Sepe) 25 Sep

49. The Engineers’ Day is observed in India every year on the birth anniversary of M Visvesvaraya which falls on
a) 15 Sep b) 17 Sepc) 11 Aug d) 25 Jane) 1 Dec 


50. The Indian-origin British author Sunjeev Sahota is among six writers shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction for 2015. He has been shortlisted for his book
a) The Year of the Runaways b) A Brief History of Seven Killingsc) Satin Island 
d) The Fishermene) A Little Life 

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