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BSC KUNDAN SIR PAPER – I--JANUARY 2016


MYLAPORE KAPALI TEMPLE PRADOSHAM - 6TH FEB 2016

BSC  KUNDAN SIR
PAPER – I
Answers given in bold letters. 
1. As per the statistics on climate change released by the govt recently, India emits 1,146 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually which is __________ of global emissions.
1) 0.96 per cent   2) 1.96 per cent  3) 2.96 per cent   4) 3.96 per cent  5) 4.96 per cent 
2. India has announced to provide what amount for the vulnerable nations in the Commonwealth to help them introduce clean energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
1) $1.5 mn   2) $2 mn  3) $2.5 mn   4) $3 mn  5) $3.5 mn 
3. Which of the following teams won the first ever day-night Test match played in Adelaide recently?
1) England   2) Australia  3) New Zealand   4) South Africa  5) West Indies 
4. Which of the following teams won the 2015 Davis Cup tennis tournament recently?
1) Belgium   2) Great Britain  3) Australia   4) Argentina  5) Japan 
5. The govt has advanced the roll out year for BS stage V and VI emission norms for four-wheelers. The new rollout year for BS stage V and VI respectively are
1) 2017 and 2019   2) 2018 and 2020  3) 2019 and 2021   4) 2020 and 2022
5) Other than those given as options 
6. Russia imposed economic sanctions against which of the following countries, the country which had downed a Russian Sukhoi 24 warplane on the Syrian border recently?
1) Libya   2) Israel  3) Saudi Arabia   4) Turkey  5) Jordan 
7. The International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended the off-spinner Sunil Narine from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect recently. He plays for
1) India   2) Australia  3) West Indies   4) England  5) New Zealand 
8. A three-day cultural extravaganza, Mayyazhi Mahotsavam, was held at Mahe in ________ recently.
1) Tamil Nadu   2) Goa  3) Puducherry   4) Karnataka  5) Andaman and Nicobar 
9. Which of the following countries for the first time allowed women to vote and contest in municipal elections recently?
1) Saudi Arabia   2) Iraq  3) Iran   4) UAE  5) Syria 
10. Rafael Grossi, who visited India recently, is the present chairman of the following international organisations?
1) IAEA   2) Nuclear Supplier’s Group  3) UNCTAD 
4) International Civil Aviation Organization  5) None of these 
11. The World Aids Day is observed on
1) 30 Nov   2) 1 Dec  3) 2 Dec   4) 31 Dec  5) 31 Jan 
12. Which of the following paramilitary forces celebrated its golden jubilee of establishment on 1 Dec 2015?
1) CISF   2) CRPF  3) BSF   4) ITBP  5) Assam Rifles 
13. The RBI released its fifth Monetary Policy Statement of the current fiscal on 1 Dec. Which of the following rates/ratios is NOT correct in light of the latest policy statement?
1) Repo rate – 6.75 per cent   2) CRR – 4 per cent  3) SLR – 21.5 per cent 
4) Bank rate – 7.75 per cent  5) None of these 
14. The RBI kept the growth projection for 2015-16 unchanged in its fifth monetary policy statement at
1) 6.5 per cent   2) 6.9 per cent  3) 7.1 per cent   4) 7.4 per cent  5) 7.6 per cent 
15. The Executive Board of the IMF decided to include renminbi (yuan) into its basket of currencies that make up the IMF’s SDR recently. The term SDR stands for
1) Specific Drawing Right   2) Special Drawing Right  3) Structured Drawing Right 
4) Systematic Drawing Right  5) None of these 
16. Eldar Ryazanov, who died recently, was one of the most popular film directors of
1) Russia   2) Italy  3) Spain   4) Brazil  5) Turkey 
17. What is India’s ranking out of 167 nations on 2015 ICT Development Index (IDI) that measures the level of information and communication technology access?
1) 30   2) 62  3) 74   4) 102  5) 131 
18. India launched the International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the Conference of Parties (CoP21) Climate Conference in Paris with which of the following countries?
1) France   2) Germany  3) US   4) China  5) Japan 
19. President Pranab Mukharjee presented APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE awards 2015 to students recently. These awards were given away to
1) poor students   2) teachers in rural schools  3) young scientists of DRDO and ISRO 
4) students for grass root innovations  5) None of these 
20. Name the striker of Bayern Munich who was awarded recently with an incredible four Guinness World Records for his stunning five-goal haul in just nine minutes against Wolfsburg.
1) Thomas Muller   2) Marco Reus  3) Robert Lewandowski   4) Julian Draxler
5) Mario Gotze 
21. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is annually held on
1) 30 Nov   2) 1 Dec  3) 2 Dec   4) 3 Dec  5) 31 Dec 
22. The Padma Bhushan awardee Ustad Sabri Khan passed away recently. He was a maestro of
1) Sarangi   2) Violin  3) Guitar   4) Tabla  5) Flute 
23. India launched the GIAN scheme to boost the quality of the country's higher education through international collaboration. What is the full form of the term GIAN?
1) Grass root Initiative of Academic Networks   2) General Initiative of Academic Networks
3) Greater Initiative of Academic Networks   4) Global Initiative of Academic Networks
5) None of these 
24. Which of the following countries hosted the first media summit of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) grouping recently?
1) Brazil   2) South Africa  3) Russia   4) China  5) India 
25. Roch Marc Christian Kabore was elected as the new president of which of the following countries recently?
1) Burkina Faso   2) Cameroon  3) Barbados   4) Angola  5) Algeria 
26. Name the bodybuilder who earned the title of “Mr World” by winning a gold medal in a world bodybuilding meet in Bangkok, Thailand recently.
1) Varinder Singh Ghuman   2) Ankur Sharma  3) Thakur Anoop Singh   4) Neeraj Kumar
5) Ashish Sakharkar 
27. ___________ on 1 Dec 2015 assumed Presidency of the Royal Society in London and will serve for up to five years.
1) Elizabeth Blackburn   2) Venkatraman Ramakrishnan  3) Harry F Noller
4) Thomas A Steitz  5) None of these 
28. The four European countries — Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland — have announced a ________ initiative to cut greenhouse gas esmissions in developing countries.
1) $250-mn   2) $400-mn  3) $500-mn   4) $750-mn  5) $900-mn 
29. Name the Padma Bhushan and Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee acclaimed violinist who was honoured with the Sangeet Samman at the ITC Sangeet Sammelan 2015 recently.
1) Kala Ramnath   2) Johar Ali Khan  3) P Sunder Rajan   4) Balabhaskar  5) L Subramaniam 
30. The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed globally on
1) 1 Dec   2) 2 Dec  3) 3 Dec   4) 4 Dec  5) 5 Dec 
31. MAM Ramaswamy, who died recently, was a former parliamentarian and a veteran
1) actor   2) novelist  3) industrialist   4) musician  5) communist 
32. The Transparency International (TI), which is a global coalition against corruption, is headquartered at
1) Geneva, Switzerland   2) Berlin, Germany  3) Paris, France   4) Rome, Italy
5) Madrid, Spain 
33. The Union Cabinet gave its approval for introduction of a Bill recently for establishment of a Regional Centre for Biotechnology in
1) Noida   2) Hyderabad  3) Gurgaon   4) Ghaziabad  5) Faridabad 
34. The Union Cabinet on 2 Dec 2015 approved signing of MoU between India and which country on visa facilitation for diplomatic, official/service and ordinary passport holders?
1) Spain   2) Iran  3) Sweden   4) Afghanistan  5) Myanmar 
35. The Union Cabinet recently gave its approval for signing of a MoU between India and which country in the field of water resources management and development cooperation?
1) Norway   2) Denmark  3) Japan   4) US  5) Israel 
36. The govt on 2 Dec approved a post facto agreement with which country to expand bilateral cooperation in the field of solar energy?
1) China   2) Switzerland  3) Germany   4) France  5) Singapore 
37. The indigenously developed torpedo defence system was recently inducted into the Indian Navy. The system has been named
1) Jatayu   2) Bhima  3) Maareech   4) Bharat  5) Tarkash 
38. With about 45,000 soldiers in action, the Indian Army conducted a major war exercise ‘Drad Sankalp’ in _________ recently.
1) Gujarat   2) Punjab  3) Madhya Pradesh   4) Jammu & Kashmir  5) Rajasthan 
39. The first India International Science Festival (IISF) was held recently at
1) IIT-Bombay   2) IIT-Kanpur  3) IIT-Madras   4) IIT-Delhi  5) IIT-Kharagpur 
40. ___________ on 3 Dec 2015 became the first state of India to launch Rotavirus vaccination project which will help in controlling the child mortality rate due to diarrhoea.
1) Himachal Pradesh   2) Arunachal Pradesh  3) Sikkim   4) Assam  5) Gujarat 
41. The United Nations (UN) annually observes the International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development on
1) 1 Dec   2) 2 Dec  3) 3 Dec   4) 4 Dec  5) 5 Dec 
42. The 44th Navy Day was observed recently on which day? It commemorates the start of Operation Trident during the India-Pakistan War of 1971.
1) 2 Dec   2) 4 Dec  3) 5 Dec   4) 6 Dec  5) 7 Dec 
43. The committee on the goods and services tax (GST) has recommended a revenue neutral rate range of 17-18 per cent for the proposed GST. The committee was headed by Chief Economic Advisor
1) Arvind Subramanian   2) Arvind Mayaram  3) Rajiv Mehrishi   4) Arvind Panagariya
5) None of these 
44. Who among the following is the current Union Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change?
1) Venkaiah Naidu   2) Nirmala Sitharaman  3) Ravi Shankar Prasad   4) Piyush Goyal
5) Prakash Javadekar 
45. The RBI revised priority sector lending (PSL) for Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) recently. Now, what per cent of RRBs’ outstanding advances should be for PSL?
1) 25 per cent   2) 40 per cent  3) 50 per cent   4) 70 per cent  5) 75 per cent 
46. Which of the following is NOT an associated bank of the State Bank of India (SBI) at present?
1) State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur   2) State Bank of Hyderabad  3) State Bank of Mysore 
4) State Bank of Patiala  5) None of these 
47. Ashwani Kumar is the present CMD of which of the following public sector banks? The bank is likely to issue 65 cr shares to bring down govt’s stake to 52 per cent.
1) Canara Bank   2) Punjab National Bank  3) Corporation Bank   4) Bank of India
5) Dena Bank 
48. Chinese President Xi Jinping announced what amount of assistance and loans for Africa at a summit in Johannesburg recently?
1) $20-bn   2) $40-bn  3) $50-bn   4) $60-bn  5) $80-bn 
49. A general decline in prices, often caused by a reduction in the supply of money or credit is termed as
1) inflation   2) deflation  3) recession   4) stagflation  5) retardation 
50. In a landmark change, the central govt is set to begin direct transfer of cash into farmers’ accounts, instead of physical procurement of ________ from wholesale markets.
1) pulse   2) wheat  3) cotton   4) maize  5) paddy 

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