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OBJECTIVE G.A. JANUARY 2016 PAPER TWO -- 50 QNS WITH ANSWERS


Actor Amitabh Bachchan performing during Maharashtra Night cultural event at Girgaum chowpatty right after which fire broke out on stage. Photo: Prashant Nakwe

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PAPER - II
1. The RBI revised rules regarding priority sector lending for RRBs recently. As of Mar 2015, there are ______ RRBs operating in the country.
1) 51   2) 52  3) 56   4) 62  5) 81 
2. The manned electric aircraft RX1E was given a licence for production in which of the following countries recently? The aircraft can operate for around 45-60 minutes on one full charge.
1) Switzerland   2) Sweden  3) Singapore   4) Japan  5) China 
3. The name of Kidambi Srikanth is associated with which of the following games?
1) Tennis   2) Badminton  3) Squash   4) Table tennis  5) Snooker 
4. Which of the following teams won the title of Hockey World League Final at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Stadium, Raipur recently?
1) Netherlands   2) India  3) Belgium   4) Australia  5) Malaysia 
5. The External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj led Indian delegation for ‘Heart of Asia’ 5th Ministerial Meeting on Afghanistan held on Dec 9 in
1) Kabul   2) Tehran  3) Shanghai   4) Tokyo  5) Islamabad 
6. ___________ has replaced Mauritius as the top source of foreign direct investment into India during the first half of the current fiscal. India got FDI of $6.69-bn from Singapore during Apr to Sep.
1) US   2) Netherlands  3) Singapore   4) Japan  5) China 
7. A high-intensity earthquake (7.2 magnitude) hit which of the following Central Asian countries on 6 Dec?
1) Tajikistan  2) Kazakhstan  3) Turkmenistan   4) Kyrgyzstan  5) Turkmenistan 
8. Storm Desmond hit which of the following countries recently bringing heavy rain and strong wind?
1) US   2) UK  3) Mexico   4) Japan  5) Philippines 
9. The Armed forces Flag Day is celebrated every year on
1) 1 Dec   2) 3 Dec  3) 5 Dec   4) 7 Dec  5) 9 Dec 
10. Name the 14 day long joint Army exercise between India and Russia which concluded in Rajasthan recently.
1) Yudh Abhyas   2) Surya Kiran  3) Nomadic Elephant   4) Indra  5) Mithra Shakti 
11. _________ became the first state of India to join the Union Govt’s Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) recently.
1) Andhra Pradesh  2) Madhya Pradesh  3) Karnataka   4) Tamil Nadu  5) Bihar 
12. Alexis Tsipras is the present Prime Minister of which of the following countries? The country approved the 2016 budget amid economic recession recently.
1) Greece   2) Portugal  3) Egypt   4) Denmark  5) Spain 
13. ________ sent the first uranium consignment of 250 tonnes to India for its nuclear power reactors recently. A civil nuclear deal is signed between the two countries.
1) Australia   2) Canada  3) Japan   4) UK  5) Australia 
14. The AIA Group Ltd (AIA) announced to increase its shareholding in life insurance joint venture with which of the following companies from the current level of 26 per cent to 49 per cent?
1) Reliance Group   2) Bharti Insurance  3) Tata Group   4) Birla Group  5) None of these 
15. One of the sections of a financial market where securities and financial instruments with short-term maturities are traded is called the
1) super market   2) closed market  3) open market   4) capital market  5) money market 
16. The newly launched IDFC Bank has inked a pact with which IT services major to use its BaNCS system for bank’s core banking solutions?
1) Infosys   2) Wipro  3) HCL   4) Tata Consultancy Services  5) Tech Mahindra 
17. Who won 2015 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament recently?
1) Tommy Sugiarto   2) Kidambi Srikanth  3) Chen Long   4) Simon Santoso
5) Tontowi Ahmad 
18. The govt introduced a bill in Lok Sabha recently that seeks to enhance pay eligibility limit of an employee for bonus from Rs 10,000 per month to _________ per month.
1) Rs 12,000   2) Rs 15,000  3) Rs 18,000   4) Rs 21,000  5) Rs 25,000 
19. The legislature of which state became the first in the country to launch an online mechanism for its members to send questions and move different motions in the House recently?
1) Kerala   2) Sikkim  3) Assam   4) Andhra Pradesh  5) Maharashtra 
20. India currently has 21 power reactors in operation and its nuclear generating capacity, currently, is
1) 5,800 MWe   2) 6,400 MWe  3) 7,850 MWe   4) 21,5000 MWe  5) 27,500 MWe 
21. India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) promise to reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 per cent by _______, from the 2005 level.
1) 2020   2) 2025  3) 2030   4) 2035  5) 2040 
22. Which of the following private banks of India has announced to mobilize $5 bn towards climate finance by 2020 to help India meet its target of INDCs?
1) Federal Bank   2) IDFC Bank  3) Yes Bank   4) Kotak Mahindra Bank  5) ICICI Bank 
23. Who among the following represented India at the ‘Heart of Asia’ Summit on Afghanistan held recently in Islamabad?
1) Shushma Swaraj   2) VK Singh  3) Arun Jaitley   4) Rajnath Singh  5) Vainkaiya Naidu 
24. Which two new teams have joined the IPL bandwagon for its ninth session scheduled from Apr 9 to May 29 in 2016?
1) Pune and Patna   2) Ranchi and Rajkot  3) Pune and Rajkot   4) Patna and Ranchi
5) Lucknow and Jaipur 
25. New Zealand formally became a member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) recently. The capital city of New Zealand is
1) Canberra   2) Vienna  3) Munich   4) Geneva  5) Wellington 
26. Name the Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist who is conferred with Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award to recognise his achievements in a foreign country.
1) Sonu Panda   2) Ajay Vikas Goyal  3) Anurag Jain   4) Frank Islam  5) Sonny Ganguly 
27. The airport developer Changi has been nominated for taking up the operations and management of Jaipur and Ahmedabad airports. Changi is an airport developer of
1) South Korea   2) France  3) Japan   4) China  5) Singapore 
28. Who among the following bagged 2015 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Male Player of the Year Award recently?
1) Zheng Si Wei   2) Chen Long  3) Zhang Nan   4) Lee Chong Wei  5) Lin Dan 
29. Who among the following bagged 2015 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Female Player of the Year Award recently?
1) Carolina Marin   2) Bao Yixin  3) Saina Nehwal   4) Zhao Yunlei  5) PV Sindhu 
30. A mechanism known as ‘SETU’ has been set up by the govt to support all aspects of
1) bridge making   2) Internet Service Providers  3) Small and medium-sized enterprises 
4) start-up businesses  5) None of these 
31. As per 2015 report by the Washington-based Global Financial Integrity (GFI), India ranks 4th in black money outflows per annum. Which country is ranked on top in the report?
1) US   2) Mexico  3) Russia   4) China  5) Japan 
32. The member nations of the BASIC grouping took a joint stand at the COP 21 meet in Paris recently. Which of the following is NOT a member of the grouping?
1) South Africa   2) Brazil  3) India   4) China  5) Australia 
33. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit will be held in which of the following countries in 2016?
1) Nepal   2) Sri Lanka  3) Afghanistan   4) Pakistan  5) Maldives 
34. ________ was declared Time magazine’s Person of the Year 2015 recently.
1) Sundar Pichai   2) Angela Merkel  3) Narendra Modi   4) Donald Trump
5) Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi 
35. __________ has recorded the highest per capita income among all states in the country at Rs 2,40,849 during financial year 2014-15.
1) Maharashtra   2) Delhi  3) Kerala   4) Karnataka  5) Tamil Nadu 
36. The Heart of Asia Conference (or Istanbul Process) brings together the foreign ministers of 14 countries to discuss Afghanistan’s political, security and economic problems. It was conceived in 2011 by
1) Pakistan   2) Turkey  3) China   4) Kazakhstan  5) India 
37. ___________ are basically rupee denominated bonds issued in offshore capital markets which are offered and settled in US dollars and are used to raise rupees from international investors.
1) Masala bonds   2) Magic bonds  3) Spike bonds   4) Indian Depository Receipt
5) None of these 
38. The govt will take a final view on the issue of net neutrality after the telecom regulator submits its recommendations on the matter. The telecom sector is regulated by
1) TERI   2) SAT  3) TRAI   4) NBSA  5) FSSAI 
39. The Union Cabinet recently cleared Rs 98,000-cr project to build India’s first bullet train to be run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The project is bagged by
1) China   2) South Korea  3) Japan   4) France  5) Germany 
40. As per a report by a US-based think-tank, India ranks fourth in black money outflows per annum and a whopping ________ were siphoned out of the country per annum between 2004-2013.

1) USD 51 bn   2) USD 52.8 bn  3) USD 104 bn   4) USD 139 bn  5) USD 149 bn
41. Caracas is the capital city of which of the following countries?
1) Venezuela   2) Colombia  3) Ecuador   4) Bolivia  5) Guatemala 
42. The Union Cabinet gave its ex-post facto approval recently for signing of an MoU between India and __________ on cooperation in the energy sector.
1) Germany   2) UK  3) Japan   4) Sweden  5) Norway 
43. The RBI has said that the bank’s investment in govt securities (SLR) would be lowered to 20.5% by Jan 2017. As of now, banks are mandated to invest what per cent of their deposits in govt securities?
1) 22.5%   2) 22%  3) 21.5%   4) 21%  5) 20.5.5% 
44. The naval exercise named Indra Navy was held recently in Bay of Bengal between the navies of India and
1) US   2) Israel  3) Saudi Arabia   4) Russia  5) France 
45. India and which country is set to sign a landmark deal for Kamov 226 choppers during PM Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to that country?
1) France   2) Japan  3) Germany   4) Russia  5) Israel 
46. Who is the Union Minister of State in the Department of Atomic of Energy (DAE) in the present cabinet?
1) GM Siddeshwara   2) Giriraj Singh  3) Piyush Goyal   4) Mahesh Sharma  5) Jitendra Singh 
47. The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015 is passed in Parliament. The Bill intends to make cheque-bounce filing of cases more convenient for check payees, the person who
1) issues the cheque   2) receives the cheque  3) transports the cheque   4) endorses the cheque
5) None of these 
48. Which country carried out a new medium range ballistic missile test of Ghadr-110 missile recently?
1) Pakistan   2) Turkey  3) Iran   4) Jordan  5) Saudi Arabia 
49. The Supreme Court on 10 Dec upheld the validity of a state law which fixes minimum educational qualification for candidates contesting panchayat polls. The law belongs to
1) Haryana   2) Punjab  3) Himachal Pradesh   4) Bihar  5) Kerala 
50. PK Singh took charge as the new Chairman which of the following PSUs recently?
1) GAIL   2) SAIL  3) BHEL   4) IOC  5) NTPC 

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