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GENERAL AWARENESS
1. ‘NHB’ is an institution, wholly owned by the Reserve bank of India and is a regulatory authority in India. The alphabet ‘H’ in the abbreviation stands for
a) Hypothecation        b) Hedging      c) Hire-Purchase         d) Horticulture            e) Housing
2. The “United Nations Children’s Fund” (UNICEF) is headquartered in
a) Paris, France           b) Washington DC, USA.       c) Vienna, Australia   d) New York City, USA
e) Brussels, Belgium
3. The currency of South Korea is
a) Yuan           b) Krona          c) Won            d) Yen             e) Kuna
4. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an international organization that seeks to promote
a) Nuclear proliferation         b) Nuclear military technology   c) Peaceful use of nuclear weapons
d) Peaceful use of nuclear energy                e) Nuclear weapon development
5. In order to cater to India’s military requirements, a joint venture has recently been announced between European aerospace giant Airbus Helicopters the Indian firm
a) Tata Advanced Systems Limited               b) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
c) Ashok Leyland Limited     d) Mahindra Defence Systems Limited
e) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
6. Ajay Ratra and Hrishikesh Kanitkar are associated with the sport of
a) Hockey       b) Tennis         c) Cricket       d) Aquatics     e) Basketball
7. The ‘Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)’ is an agency which is tasked with collecting, analyzing and disseminating information related to
a) Activities of drug mafia                 b) Evasion of commercial taxes
c) Other than those given as options  d) Insurgency in the North East
e) Dubious Financial Transactions
8. The headquarters of ‘Punjab National Bank’ are based in
a) Mumbai      b) Chandigarh c) Kolkata       d) Amristar     e) New Delhi
9. Prabhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) provides that each customer who opens his/her account will get a
a) Visa credit card      b) Visa debit card       c) RuPay Debit Card d) Smart Card
e) Maestro Debit Card
10. ‘Retail Banking’ is also known as
a) Wholesale Banking            b) Co-operative Banking        c) Corporate Banking
d) Investment Banking           e) Personal Banking
11. In India ‘Mutual Funds’ are required to be registered with
a) IRDA          b) RBI             c) SEBI           d) PFRDA       e) SIDBI
12. In order to enable sugar mills to clear part of their dues to sugarcane farmers, the Government has recently approved soft loans upto an amount of
a) Rs. 600 crore          b) Rs. 7,600 crore       c) Rs. 8,000 crore       d) Rs. 1,600 crore
e) Rs. 6,000 crore
13. The ‘Sanjay Gandhi National Park’ is situated in the Indian state of
a) Gujarat        b) Maharashtra          c) Madhya Pradesh     d) Haryana      e) Andhra Pradesh
14. The Digital India Project that aims to offer a one-stop shop for government services, would use the mobile phone as the backbone of its delivery mechanism. Under the project, Government of India expects smartphone in the hands of every citizen by
a) 2019            b) 2020            c) 2015            d) 2021            e) 2017
15. Bangladesh and India share a 4,906-kilometre long international border touching the five Indian states, of which the longest border is shared by the Indian state of
a) Meghalaya              b) Tripura       c) Mizoram     d) West Bengal           e) Assam
16. According to a recent research published by World Economic Forum world’s biggest employer is
a) US Market of Defense      b) US Super market Chain Walmart  c) Indian Armed Forces
d) Fast Food Restaurant Company McDonalds         e) People’s Liberation Army of China
17. Indian Space Research Organization’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLV C-28) recently launched five satellites, weighing 1,440 kg for a company based in
a) Italy b) Singapore   c) France         d) United Kingdom                 e) Germany
18. ‘2015 Wimbledon Women’s Singles’ title was recently won by
a) Serena Williams    b) Simona Halep         c) Caroline Wozniacki           d) Maria Sharapova
e) Garbi Muguruza
19. In order to Global Basel III norms on capital adequacy by 2018, the Indian Public Sector Banks require equity capital of
a) Rs. 3.4 lakh crore   b) Rs. 1.7 lakh crore   c) Rs. 2.1 lakh crore   d) Rs. 1.4 lakh crore
e) Rs. 2.4 lakh crore
20. According to a recent NSSO survey, the male literacy rate among the age group of seven year and above in India was registered at
a) 76 per cent   b) 90 per cent   c) 83 per cent   d) 65 per cent   e) 79 per cent
21. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit 2015 which was attended by India and Pakistan was recently held at
a) Uta, Russia b) Beijing, China        c) Taipei, China          d) Moscow, Russia
e) Tashkent, Uzbekistan
22. A system to detect earthquakes and disseminate warnings has recently been installed for the first time in India in.
a) Dehradun, Uttarakhand    b) Hyderabad, Telangana       c) Chennai, Tamil Nadu
d) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh               e) Connaught Place, New Delhi
23. The ‘Pravda’ is a daily newspaper published from
a) Bangladesh b) Japan          c) Russia         d) Germany     e) China
24. Which of the following banks is an Indian Government-owned bank?
a) HDFC Bank            b) Axis Bank               c) IDBI Bank  d) DCB Bank 
e) ICICI Bank
25. ‘Barabati Stadium’ is a sport stadium situated in
a) Kannur, Kerala       b) Kochi, Kerala         c) Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
d) Cuttack, Odisha    e) Guwahati, Assam
26. ‘Matti Makkonen’, a Finnish Engineer who passed away recently at the age o 63 is known as the father of
a) Extensible Markup Language        b) Wi-Fi          c) Short Messaging Service (Sms)
d) War gaming           e) GPRS
27. The ‘Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary’ in Unnao District of Uttar Pradesh has recently been renamed after
a) Ashfaqullah Khan              b) Ram Prasad Bismil            c) Nawab Wajid Ali Shah
d) Govind Ballabh Pant          e) Chandrashekhar Azad
28. The present Union Cabinet Minister for Home Affairs is
a) Smt. Sushma Swaraj          b) Shri Nitin Gadkari c) Shri Harsh Vardhan
d) Shri Rajnath Singh            e) Shri Arun Jaitley
29. The ‘National Doctors’ Day’ is observed in India every year on
a) 21st of July              b) 2nd August              c) 1st of July                d) 1st of September
e) 21st of September
30. The capital city of the ‘Republic of Kazakhstan’ is
a) Dushanbe    b) Taraz          c) Astana        d) Bishkek      e) Almaty
31. With an aim to inculcate a spirit of enquiry, creativity and love for science and mathematics in school children, ‘Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan’ was recently launched by
a) Shri Pranab Mukherjee      b) Shri APJ Abdhul Kalam    c) Shri Pratibha Patil
d) Shri Harsh Vardhan           e) Shri Narendra modi
32. The ‘Project Tatkal’ is a recent initiative of the State Bank of India to speed up the process of
a) Education loan applications          b) Home loan applications     c) Auto loan applications
d) Agricultural loan                e) Personal loan applications
33. An account opened under the ‘Sukanya Samridhi Yojana’ shall remain operative upto the marriage of the girl child (after the age of 18) or for a period of
a) 16 years from the date of opening of the account
b) 21 years from the date of opening of the account
c) 18 years from the date of opening of the account
d) 13 years from the date of opening of the account
e) 10 years from the date of opening of the account
34. The 2016 BRICS summit will be hosted by
a) Russia         b) India           c) China          d) Brazil          e) South Africa
35. The author the book titled as ’37 Bridges and Other Stories’ is
a) Aamer Hussein      b) Taha Hussein          c) Fatima Bhutto        d) Khaled Hosseini
e) Ameena Hussein
36. Which of the following schemes relates to improvement of rural infrastructure?
a) PMJJBY     b) PMSBY      c) PMJDY       d) PMMY       e) PMGSY
37. In a financial year, an individual investor can invest in the re-launched Kisan Vikas Patra upto a sum of
a) There is no upper ceiling on investment  b) Rupees One Lakh and Fifty Thousand
c) Rupees Five Lakh               d) Rupees Ten Lakh               e) Rupees One Lakh
38. Which of the following is the Former governor of the Reserve Bank of India?
a) Dr. Ashok Lahiri                b) Shri Jaswant Singh c) Shri P. Chidambaram
d) Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia       e) Dr. Manmohan Singh
39. The ‘Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain’ which has recently been granted World Heritage site status by UNESCO is situated in
a) Mongolia                b) Kazakhstan c) Russia         d) Tajikistan   e) China
40. According to the ‘2015 World Happiness Report’ released by United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), out of 158 countries India ranks at the
a) 137th spot    b) 117th spot   c) 97th spot      d) 107th spot    e) 127th spot


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