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GENERAL AWARENESS – JANUARY 2016 THANKS: KUNDAN SIR


GENERAL AWARENESS – JANUARY 2016
THANKS: KUNDAN SIR

2 JANUARY 2016
Ques. : 1 The Union Home Ministry cleared the proposal to grant the citizenship of India to who among the following recently?
1) Asma Jahangir 
2) Sabeen Mahmud
3) Adnan Sami 
4) Wasim Akram
5) Ghulam Ali 
Answer:- 3) Adnan Sami
Ques. : 2 Who among the following was named ‘Cricketer of the Year’ at the BCCI annual honours?
1) Ravichandran Ashwin 
2) Ajinkya Rahane
3) Rohit Sharma 
4) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
5) Virat Kohli 
Answer:- 5) Virat Kohli
Ques. : 3 DK Hota has been appointed the new CMD of which of the following public sector undertakings?
1) IOC 
2) BEML
3) HAL 
4) SAIL
5) GAIL 
Answer:- 2) BEML
Ques. : 4 Giorgi Kvirikashvili has been elected as the new Prime Minister of which of the following countries?
1) Georgia 
2) Ukraine
3) Bulgaria 
4) Romania
5) Armenia 
Answer:- 1) Georgia
Ques. : 5 Who among the following has been chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith Award for 2015?
1) Raghuveer Chaudhary 
2) Subhash Chandra
3) Jayant Vishnu Naralikar 
4) Adil Jussawalla
5) Ramesh Chandra Shah 
Answer:- 1) Raghuveer Chaudhary
Ques. : 6 The RBI has asked the banks to open more brick and mortar branches in villages with no banking facilities and with a population of more than
1) 2,000 
2) 2,500
3) 3,500 
4) 5,000
5) 10,000 
Answer:- 4) 5,000
Ques. : 7 The govt has approved the scaling up of budget for implementation of Grid Connected Rooftops systems over a period of five years from Rs 600 cr to
1) Rs 1,000 cr 
2) Rs 2,000 cr
3) Rs 3,000 cr 
4) Rs 4,000 cr
5) Rs 5,000 cr 
Answer:- 5) Rs 5,000 cr
Ques. : 8 The name of the Sudarsan Pattnaik is associated with which of the following arts? His work got a place in the Limca Book of Records recently.
1) Sand art 
2) Painting
3) Sculpturing 
4) Clay art
5) Mosaic art 
Answer:- 1) Sand art
Ques. : 9 Rakhi Haldar and Kavita Devi won gold medals at National Championship in which of the following sports recently?
1) Wrestling 
2) Boxing
3) Weightlifting 
4) Archery
5) Long jump 
Answer:- 3) Weightlifting
Ques. : 10 Subir Sen, who passed away recently, was a veteran
1) author 
2) music director
3) singer 
4) actor
5) director 
Answer:- 3) singer


4 JANUARY 2016
Ques. : 1 Who among the following will head the panel on Censor Board to work out a revamp plan and submit its report within two months?
1) Pahlaj Nihalani 
2) Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
3) Bhawana Somaaya 
4) Piyush Pandey
5) Shyam Benegal 
Answer:- 5) Shyam Benegal
Ques. : 2 Eight states in the country agreed to implement direct benefit transfer for kerosene oil recently. The DBT scheme for kerosene will be implemented from
1) Mar 1, 2016 
2) Apr 1, 2016
3) Jun 1, 2016 
4) Sep 1, 2016
5) Oct 1, 2016 
Answer:- 2) Apr 1, 2016
Ques. : 3 Shekhar Saran recently took over as CMD of the Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Ltd (CMPDI). The institute is based in
1) Ranchi 
2) Varanasi
3) Jamshedpur 
4) Bokaro
5) Dhanbad 
Answer:- 1) Ranchi
Ques. : 4 The Indian-origin Harpal Singh Kumar was knighted by the Queen Elizabeth II recently. He is a(n)
1) cancer expert 
2) tuberculosis expert
3) automobile expert 
4) environmentalist
5) astronomer 
Answer:- 1) cancer expert
Ques. : 5 The govt recently constituted a one-man committee headed by Kamlesh Chandra to examine the wage structure and service conditions of
1) MGNREGA workers 
2) women work force
3) gramin dak sevaks 
4) farm labourers
5) cleaning staff 
Answer:- 3) gramin dak sevaks
Ques. : 6 The vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyam was conferred with 2015 Sangita Kalanidhi award recently. The Sangita Kalanidhi is the highest honour given to _________ musicians.
1) Hindustani 
2) Rajasthani
3) Lavani 
4) Carnatic
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Carnatic
Ques. : 7 The DAVA project won the 2015 eASIA Award under trade facilitation category recently. The project is associated with
1) digital identification 
2) vaccination
3) telemedicine 
4) distribution of free medicines
5) drug verification 
Answer:- 5) drug verification
Ques. : 8 India and Pakistan exchanged the list of their nuclear installations for the 25th consecutive year recently. Under a bilateral pact, both the countries share the above list every year on
1) 1 Dec 
2) 25 Dec
3) 31 Dec 
4) 1 Jan
5) 3 Jan 
Answer:- 4) 1 Jan
Ques. : 9 Which of the following teams won the SAFF Cup 2015 football title in Thiruvananthapuram recently?
1) Afghanistan 
2) India
3) Pakistan 
4) Bangladesh
5) Sri Lanka 
Answer:- 2) India
Ques. : 10 What is the full form of CBDT as used in banking/finance?
1) Central Board of Deductible Taxes 
2) Central Board of Derived Taxes
3) Central Board of Domestic Taxes 
4) Central Board of Direct Taxes
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Central Board of Direct Taxes


5 JANUARY 2016
Ques. : 1 Which of the following countries slashed the price of gas it supplies to India by almost half by removing a floor and cap in the pricing formula recently?
1) Qatar 
2) Iran
3) Iraq 
4) Saudi Arabia
5) Tajikistan 
Answer:- 1) Qatar
Ques. : 2 The Supreme Court-appointed Committee on reforms in Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) submitted its reports recently. The Committee was headed by
1) TS Thakur 
2) HL Dattu
3) RM Lodha 
4) P Sathasivam
5) Mukul Mudgal 
Answer:- 3) RM Lodha
Ques. : 3 The IT major Sify Technologies recently announced the setting up of its largest global delivery centre in India at
1) Bengaluru 
2) Chennai
3) Kochi 
4) Gurgaon
5) Hyderabad 
Answer:- 5) Hyderabad
Ques. : 4 __________ emerged as the biggest investor ($2.58 bn) in Indian businesses in 2015.
1) Sequoia Capital 
2) Tiger Global Management
3) Steadview Capital 
4) Temasek
5) SoftBank 
Answer:- 2) Tiger Global Management
Ques. : 5 As per the Finance Ministry notification, the registrar will have to report purchase and sale of all immovable property exceeding ________ to I-T authorities starting 1 Apr.
1) Rs 10 lakh 
2) Rs 20 lakh
3) Rs 30 lakh 
4) Rs 25 lakh
5) Rs 30 lakh 
Answer:- 5) Rs 30 lakh
Ques. : 6 Punjab National Bank (PNB) has launched slew of digital banking solutions aimed at improving customer experience. The bank is headquartered at
1) New Delhi 
2) Mumbai
3) Amritsar 
4) Pune
5) Chandigarh 
Answer:- 1) New Delhi
Ques. : 7 Which two PSBs jointly won the award for ‘Cheque Truncation System’ under the mid-sized category at the ‘National Payments Excellence Awards 2015’ recently?
1) Canara Bank and Indian Bank 
2) Bank of India and Indian Bank
3) PNB Bank and Canara Bank 
4) Corporation Bank and Indian Bank
5) PNB and Indian Bank 
Answer:- 4) Corporation Bank and Indian Bank
Ques. : 8 The Army Day is celebrated every year in India, in recognition of Lieutenant General KM Cariappa’s taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army on
1) 2 Jan 
2) 4 Jan
3) 5 Jan 
4) 10 Jan
5) 15 Jan 
Answer:- 5) 15 Jan
Ques. : 9 Who among the following was sworn in as the eighth Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) by President Pranab Mukherjee recently?
1) KV Chowdary 
2) Vijai Sharma
3) RK Mathur 
4) RK Singh
5) TM Bhasin 
Answer:- 3) RK Mathur
Ques. : 10 Abidali Neemuchwala took over as the new CEO of which of the following IT firms in India recently?
1) Infosys 
2) TCS
3) HCL 
4) Wipro
5) Tech Mahindra 
Answer:- 4) Wipro



6 JANUARY 2016
Ques. : 1 The banks will have to report cash deposits aggregating ________ or more in a financial year in one or more accounts of a person starting 1 Apr according to a govt notification.
1) Rs 2 lakh 
2) Rs 5 lakh
3) Rs 8 lakh 
4) Rs 10 lakh
5) Rs 15 lakh 
Answer:- 4) Rs 10 lakh
Ques. : 2 Usha Ananthasubramanian is the present Managing Director and CEO of which of the following public sector banks?
1) PNB 
2) Canara Bank
3) Bank of India 
4) Bank of Baroda
5) Dena Bank 
Answer:- 1) PNB
Ques. : 3 The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) on 30 Dec 2015 announced addition of four new elements to the periodic table in the seventh row which have atomic numbers
1) 110, 114, 116 and 118 
2) 110, 113, 117 and 118
3) 113, 115, 117 and 118 
4) 114, 116, 117 and 118
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) 113, 115, 117 and 118
Ques. : 4 Who among the following was honored with the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award recently by the BCCI?
1) Ravi Shastri 
2) Sandeep Patil
3) Syed Kirmani 
4) Roger Binny
5) Gundappa Viswanath 
Answer:- 3) Syed Kirmani
Ques. : 5 After a gap of 27 years, a bus service between India and which of the following countries resumed on 4 Jan?
1) Bhutan 
2) Bangladesh
3) Myanmar 
4) Nepal
5) Pakistan 
Answer:- 4) Nepal
Ques. : 6 Name the author who won 2015 Costa Novel Prize for her novel A God in Ruins.
1) Jhumpa Lahiri 
2) Hilary Mantel
3) Janice Galloway 
4) Annie Bell
5) Kate Atkinson 
Answer:- 5) Kate Atkinson
Ques. : 7 Sarosh Homi Kapadia, who died recently, was the former
1) Central Vigilance Commissioner 
2) Chief Information Commissioner
3) Attorney General of India 
4) Chief Justice of India
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Chief Justice of India
Ques. : 8 Which of the following teams won the 26th Lal Bahadur Shastri hockey tournament final?
1) Air India 
2) Indian Oil
3) Indian Railway 
4) ONGC
5) NTPC 
Answer:- 4) ONGC
Ques. : 9 Who among the following took charge as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees on 1 Jan?
1) Antonio Guterres 
2) Syed Akbaruddin
3) Liu Jieyi 
4) Samantha Power
5) Filippo Grandi 
Answer:- 5) Filippo Grandi
Ques. : 10 The Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk recently announced who among the following as brand ambassador for its awareness campaign ‘Changing Diabetes’ in India?
1) Virender Sehwag 
2) Sourav Ganguly
3) Sachin Tendulkar 
4) Virat Kohli
5) Mahendra Singh Dhoni 
Answer:- 3) Sachin Tendulkar


7 JANUARY 2016
Ques. : 1 Indian Army tested Pinaka II system recently. It is a(n)
1) light battle tank 
2) multi-barrel rocket launcher
3) UAV 
4) assault rifle
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) multi-barrel rocket launcher
Ques. : 2 Lassina Zerbo is the Executive Secretary of which of the following organisations at present?
1) CTBT 
2) NSG
3) IAEA 
4) UNESCO
5) FAO 
Answer:- 1) CTBT
Ques. : 3 The Mumbai cricketer Pranav Dhanawade became the first batsman to score 1009 runs in an innings in any form of cricket breaking a century-old record. He scored 1000 runs in just
1) 299 balls 
2) 302 balls
3) 323 balls 
4) 332 balls
5) 343 balls 
Answer:- 3) 323 balls
Ques. : 4 The RBI imposed a penalty of Rs 1 cr on which of the following associate banks of the SBI for violation of some of its instructions?
1) State Bank of Patiala 
2) State Bank of Mysore
3) State Bank of Hyderabad 
4) State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur
5) State Bank of Travancore 
Answer:- 5) State Bank of Travancore
Ques. : 5 The classy innings of 281 against Australia at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata of who among the following Indian cricketers has been rated as the greatest Test performance of the last 50 years in a poll conducted by the digital magazine ‘Cricket Monthly’?
1) Rahul Dravid 
2) VVS Laxman
3) Sachin Tendulkar 
4) Rohit Sharma
5) Virendra Sehwag 
Answer:- 2) VVS Laxman
Ques. : 6 Who among the following won the Best Woman Cricketer Award in senior player category for the season 2014-15 at the BCCI annual awards recently?
1) Soniya Dabir 
2) Harmanpreet Kaur
3) Mitali Raj 
4) Jhulan Goswami
5) Archana Das 
Answer:- 3) Mitali Raj
Ques. : 7 The Under-19 World Cup Cricket Tournament is scheduled to be held in which of the following countries?
1) Bangladesh 
2) Pakistan
3) Sri Lanka 
4) Afghanistan
5) Kenya 
Answer:- 1) Bangladesh
Ques. : 8 Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away on 7 Jan. He was the present Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir and also had served as the Union Home Minister under the Prime Minister
1) Rajiv Gandhi 
2) PV Narasimha Rao
3) Chandra Shekhar 
4) VP Singh
5) Indira Gandhi 
Answer:- 4) VP Singh
Ques. : 9 Despite international sanctions, which of the following countries conducted a nuclear test on 6 Jan claimed to be a thermonuclear or hydrogen bomb?
1) Iran 
2) Syria
3) Vietnam 
4) Cuba
5) North Korea 
Answer:- 5) North Korea
Ques. : 10 Which of the following countries has/have NOT signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) so far?
1) United States 
2) Iran
3) Egypt 
4) Israel
5) All the above 
Answer:- 5) All the above
8 JANUARY 2016
Ques. : 1 The ‘Wattan Ko Jano’ initiative is being carried out by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in coordination with which state govt aimed at exposing youth from the state to the rest of the country?
1) Jammu & Kashmir 
2) Punjab
3) Manipur 
4) Assam
5) Uttar Pradesh 
Answer:- 1) Jammu & Kashmir
Ques. : 2 The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved what per cent reservation for women in central armed police forces at constable-level positions?
1) 10 per cent 
2) 15 per cent
3) 25 per cent 
4) 33 per cent
5) 50 per cent 
Answer:- 4) 33 per cent
Ques. : 3 The 11th international conference of media experts and communication specialists from around the world will be organised by the Global Communication Association (GCA) in
1) Bengaluru 
2) Hyderabad
3) Mysuru 
4) Jaipur
5) Chennai 
Answer:- 3) Mysuru
Ques. : 4 The Karnataka’s Tourism and the National Academy of Sciences of India (NASI) have signed an MoU to set up a Cauvery river gallery in
1) Mysuru 
2) Dharwad
3) Chikkamagaluru 
4) Bidar
5) Bellary 
Answer:- 1) Mysuru
Ques. : 5 Which state govt has decided to implement the umbrella health scheme ‘Sampoorna Arogya Keralam’ project announced in the 2015-16 State budget?
1) Tamil Nadu 
2) Karnataka
3) Andhra Pradesh 
4) Odisha
5) None of these 
Answer:- 5) None of these
Ques. : 6 The central govt has decided to skip BS-V emission norms and implement stricter emission norms of Bharat Stage (BS) VI directly from
1) Apr 1, 2024 
2) Apr 1, 2022
3) Apr 1, 2020 
4) Apr 1, 2019
5) Apr 1, 2017 
Answer:- 3) Apr 1, 2020
Ques. : 7 The Centre has appointed AB Khare as the Chairman and Managing Director of which of the following PSUs?
1) Northern Coalfields Limited 
2) National Fertilizers Limited
3) Hindustan Copper Limited 
4) BEML Limited
5) Madras Fertilizers 
Answer:- 5) Madras Fertilizers
Ques. : 8 Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda (Sam Pitroda) was appointed Technology Advisor to which of the following state govts recently?
1) Maharashtra 
2) Gujarat
3) Madhya Pradesh 
4) Odisha
5) Chhattisgarh 
Answer:- 4) Odisha
Ques. : 9 Pavan Kapoor has been appointed India's ambassador to which of the following countries?
1) Germany 
2) Israel
3) France 
4) Russia
5) China 
Answer:- 2) Israel
Ques. : 10 The National Youth Day is celebrated in India on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda which falls on
1) 8 Jan 
2) 10 Jan
3) 12 Jan 
4) 16 Jan
5) 22 Jan 
Answer:- 3) 12 Jan


9 JANUARY 2016
Ques. : 1 The Central govt allowed ‘Jallikattu’ or bull taming sport played in which of the following states recently? It is played during Pongal festival.
1) Karnataka 
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Kerala 
4) Maharashtra
5) Tamil Nadu 
Answer:- 5) Tamil Nadu
Ques. : 2 The indigenously designed INS Kadmatt was commissioned into the Indian Navy recently in Vishakhapatnam. It is a(n)
1) anti-submarine warfare 
2) guided missile destroyer
3) helicopter carrier 
4) fast attack vessel
5) torpedo launch and recovery vessel 
Answer:- 1) anti-submarine warfare
Ques. : 3 Who among the following has been appointed as Chairman of fair-trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI)?
1) Dhanendra Kumar 
2) Ashok Chawla
3) Devender Kumar Sikri 
4) Vinod Rai
5) Shashi Kant Sharma 
Answer:- 3) Devender Kumar Sikri
Ques. : 4 Shikha Sharma has been selected as the Business Standard Banker of the Year for 2014-15. She is the present managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of
1) HDFC Bank 
2) ICICI Bank
3) Federal Bank 
4) Axis Bank
5) Kotak Mahindra Bank 
Answer:- 4) Axis Bank
Ques. : 5 Who among the following has been appointed as Registrar General and Census Commissioner?
1) C Chandramouli 
2) SY Quraishi
3) Sailesh 
4) VS Sampath
5) HS Brahma 
Answer:- 3) Sailesh
Ques. : 6 The Indo-French military exercise was conducted in Rajasthan recently. What is the name given to the exercise?
1) Hand-in-hand-2016 
2) INDRA-2016
3) Shakti-2016 
4) Yudh Abhyas-2016
5) Malabar-2016 
Answer:- 3) Shakti-2016
Ques. : 7 The govt on 7 Jan announced to merge the ministry of overseas Indian affairs (MOIA) with the external affairs ministry. Which of the following is a flagship event of the MOIA?
1) National Youth Day 
2) Good Governance Day
3) SAARC Day 
4) Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
Ques. : 8 Who among the following was recently named The Banker magazine’s Global and Asia-Pacific Central Bank Governor of the Year 2015?
1) Raghuram Rajan 
2) Janet Yellen
3) Mario Draghi 
4) Zhou Xiaochuan
5) Atiur Rahman 
Answer:- 1) Raghuram Rajan
Ques. : 9 __________ has been reappointed as RBI deputy governor for three years.
1) SS Mundra 
2) R Gandhi
3) HR Khan 
4) Urjit Patel
5) KC Chakrabarty 
Answer:- 4) Urjit Patel
Ques. : 10 For the first time in history, the army contingent of which of the following countries will be a part of the Republic Day parade 2016 along with the Indian Armed forces?
1) US 
2) China
3) Japan 
4) UK
5) France 
Answer:- 5) France



11 JANUARY 2016
Ques. : 1 The Ministry of Urban Development has commissioned Quality Council of India (QCI) to do an extensive survey on the progress of Swachh Bharat Mission which will survey all state capitals and another 53 cities with a population above
1) one million 
2) two million
3) three million 
4) four million
5) five million 
Answer:- 1) one million
Ques. : 2 The govt will issue U-WIN number to workers engaged in unorganised sector to facilitate them to access social schemes and benefits. The term U-WIN stands for
1) Universal Workers’ Identification Number 
2) Unorganised Workforce Identification Number
3) Underprivileged Workers Identification Number 
4) Unorganised Workers Identification Number
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Unorganised Workers Identification Number '
Ques. : 3 The country code domain of which of the following countries has become the world’s most commonly used in the internet with 16.36 million users?
1) India (.in) 
'2) Germany (.de)
3) China (.cn) 
'4) UK (.uk)
5) Australia (.au) 
Answer:- 3) China (.cn)
Ques. : 4 The HRD Minister Smriti Irani recently inaugurated the 43rd edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair. Which of the following is the guest of honour country this year?
1) China 
2) Germany
3) France 
4) Australia
5) Japan 
Answer:- 1) China
Ques. : 5 Who among the following was voted as the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of Month for Dec 2015?
1) Himmat Rai 
2) Phachara Khongwatmai
3) Miguel Tabuena 
4) Gaganjeet Bhullar
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Miguel Tabuena
Ques. : 6 The recently released logo “Laman Diva” is associated with which of the following?
1) Swachh Bharat Week 
2) MGNREGA Week
3) Pravasi Bharatiya Week 
4) Make in India Week
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Make in India Week
Ques. : 7 The National Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare will be held in which city during Jan 17-18 with PM Narendra Modi as chief guest?
1) Lucknow 
2) Patna
3) Kolkata 
4) Nasik
5) Gangtok 
Answer:- 5) Gangtok
Ques. : 8 Which of the following pairs won the women's doubles title of the Brisbane International 2016?
1) Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic 
2) Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci
3) Chan Yung-jan and Zheng Jie 
4) Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova
5) Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis 
Answer:- 5) Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis
Ques. : 9 Who won the men’s singles title of the Brisbane International 2016?
1) Roger Federer 
2) Milos Raonic
3) Stan Wawrinka 
4) Rafael Nadal
5) Novak Djokovic 
Answer:- 2) Milos Raonic
Ques. : 10 The Governor’s rule has been imposed in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) following the death of CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Who is the present governor of J&K?
1) Balram Das Tandon 
2) Ram Nath Kovind
3) Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa 
4) ESL Narasimhan
5) Narinder Nath Vohra 
Answer:- 5) Narinder Nath Vohra



12 JANUARY 2016
Ques. : 1 Who among the following clinched the men’s singles title of 2016 Chennai Open?
1) Alijaz Bedene 
2) Borna Coric
3) Stan Wawrinka 
4) David Ferrer
5) Andy Murray 
Answer:- 3) Stan Wawrinka
Ques. : 2 Which of the following films won the best picture (drama) award at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards presented in 10 Jan 2016?
1) Creed 
2) Joy
3) Room 
4) The Martian
5) The Revenant 
Answer:- 5) The Revenant
Ques. : 3 The state-run Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) will rationalise the number of its regional offices by closing 10 such offices to improve efficiency. The bank is headquartered at
1) Bengaluru 
2) Chennai
3) Hyderabad 
4) Kochi
5) Manipal 
Answer:- 2) Chennai
Ques. : 4 The 11th World Hindi Day was recently observed on
1) 05 Sep 
2) 14 Sep
3) 10 Jan 
4) 12 Jan
5) 02 Feb 
Answer:- 3) 10 Jan
Ques. : 5 The 28th edition of International Kite Festival was held recently in
1) Ahmedabad 
2) Pune
3) Mumbai 
4) Jaipur
5) Madurai 
Answer:- 1) Ahmedabad
Ques. : 6 Which country was recently elected to the Unicef executive board, representing the group of Asia-Pacific countries for the term 2016-2018?
1) Pakistan 
2) Bangladesh
3) Malaysia 
4) Sri Lanka
5) Nepal 
Answer:- 5) Nepal
Ques. : 7 A five-day seed festival, aimed to celebrate seeds that feed humankind, will be held in Kannur district in which state starting 22 Jan?
1) Karnataka 
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Kerala 
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Telangana 
Answer:- 3) Kerala
Ques. : 8 Binny Bansal was named the CEO of which of the following online marketplaces recently?
1) Snapdeal 
2) Amazon
3) ebay 
4) Flipkart
5) Paytm 
Answer:- 4) Flipkart
Ques. : 9 The 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2016 was held on 9 Jan in which of the following cities?
1) Gandhinagar 
2) Patiala
3) Chandigarh 
4) New Delhi
5) Lucknow 
Answer:- 4) New Delhi
Ques. : 10 The Italian Maria Teresa de Filippis, who died recently, was the first female
1) Sprinter 
2) Archer
3) Formula One driver 
4) Cricketer
5) Wrestler 
Answer:- 3) Formula One driver



13 JANUARY 2016
Ques. : 1 Which among the following has become the first state in the country to achieve 100 per cent primary education?
1) Tripura 
2) Goa
3) Kerala 
4) Karnataka
5) Tamil Nadu 
Answer:- 3) Kerala
Ques. : 2 The market regulator SEBI recently announced tightening of norms governing mutual fund investments in debt securities. Who is the present chairman of the regulator?
1) UK Sinha 
2) TS Vijayan
3) Rahul Khullar 
4) TV Somanathan
5) Yogesh Aggarwal 
Answer:- 1) UK Sinha
Ques. : 3 Ravindra Kalia passed away recently. He was a noted
1) Bengali writer 
2) Odia writer
3) Hindi writer 
4) Tamil writer
5) Telugu writer 
Answer:- 3) Hindi writer
Ques. : 4 According to the RBI’s ‘Half-yearly Report on Management of Foreign Exchange Reserves,’ India’s foreign exchange reserves as on Sep 2015, were able to support imports for
1) 6.8 months 
2) 7.9 months
3) 8.9 months 
4) 9.8 months
5) 10.8 months 
Answer:- 4) 9.8 months
Ques. : 5 As announced by CM Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra is observing 2016 as
1) Employment Year 
2) Cane Year
3) Digital Year 
4) Cotton Year
5) Electricity Year 
Answer:- 3) Digital Year
Ques. : 6 Who among the following has won the Ballon d'Or award for world's best football player for fifth time recently?
1) Neymar 
2) Cristiano Ronaldo
3) Lionel Messi 
4) Ronaldinho
5) Luis Suarez 
Answer:- 3) Lionel Messi
Ques. : 7 Who among the following was recently honoured with the second Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award 2015 for his collection of poems for children, titled 'BaalGeet'?
1) Sheela Jhunjhunwala 
2) Sher Jung Garg
3) Baldeo Bhai Sharma 
4) Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari
5) Balkrishna Garg 
Answer:- 5) Balkrishna Garg
Ques. : 8 The noted singer-songwriter David Bowie died recently. He was a ________ citizen.
1) US 
2) German
3) French 
4) British
5) Italian 
Answer:- 4) British
Ques. : 9 The colourful Kullu folk dance (Nati) has entered the Guinness book of world records for record number of participants during Kullu Dushehra festival. It is a popular dance of
1) Arunachal Pradesh 
2) Kerala
3) Tamil Nadu 
4) Sikkim
5) Himachal Pradesh 
Answer:- 5) Himachal Pradesh
Ques. : 10 _________ has become the first State to introduce compulsory gender education at the graduate level.
1) West Bengal 
2) Rajasthan
3) Gujarat 
4) Telangana
5) Tamil Nadu 
Answer:- 4) Telangana



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