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PAPER III GENERAL AWARENESS -- JANUARY 2016 --




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PAPER - III
1. The World Trade Organisation's (WTO) ministerial meeting was held recently in
1) Nairobi, Kenya   2) Ankara, Turkey  3) Athens, Greece   4) Lisbon, Portugal
5) Cairo, Egypt 
2. Who among the following is the present Union Minister for Skill Development?
1) Ram Kripal Yadav   2) Ravi Shankar Prasad  3) Syed Shahnawaz Hussain
4) Rajiv Pratap Rudy   5) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi 
3. Intex Technologies has bought the IPL franchise of which of the following teams for IPL’s ninth session?
1) Rajkot   2) Pune  3) Patna   4) Lucknow  5) Chennai 
4. Who among the following is the present Commerce Secretary?
1) Anil Goswami   2) Hasmukh Adhia  3) Rajiv Mehrishi   4) Rita Teaotia  5) None of these 
5. The committee, set up to calculate a RNR for GST, submitted its report to the govt recently. Here, the term RNR stands for
1) Retrospect-Neutral Rate   2) Revenue-Neutral Rate  3) Rate-Neutral Rate 
4) Reverse-Neutral Rate  5) None of these 
6. Every year the Human Rights Day is observed on _______ across the world.
1) 4 Dec   2) 6 Dec  3) 8 Dec   4) 10 Dec  5) 12 Dec 
7. Sharad Anantrao Joshi, who passed away recently, was a renowned
1) physicist   2) biotechnologist  3) agro-economist   4) author  5) environmentalist 
8. ___________was presented the Padma Vibhushan by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence recently.
1) Asha Parekh   2) Dharmendra  3) Manoj Kumar   4) Rakhee Gulzar  5) Dilip Kumar 
9. The Union Govt inked MoUs with different private agencies for establishing three Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) in the country. These IIITs will be set up in
1) Ranchi, Patna and Pune   2) Rajkot, Ranchi and Pune  3) Ranchi, Rajkot and Patna 
4) Jaipur, Nagpur and Patiala  5) Ranchi, Nagpur and Pune 
10. The two Indian cities have made it to the Unesco’s Creative City Network. These two cities are Jaipur and
1) Madurai   2) Hyderabad  3) Kolkata   4) Varanasi  5) Udaipur 
11. Which telecom company recently announced Project Leap, a Rs 60,000-cr investment programme to improve network quality over three years?
1) Idea   2) Vodafone  3) Reliance Communication   4) Aircel  5) Bharti Airtel 
12. The 46th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) will be held in Jan 2016 in
1) Davos, Switzerland   2) Paris, France  3) Athens, Greece   4) Frankfurt, Germany
5) Sydney, Australia 
13. What is India’s ranking on the Human Development Index (HDI) 2015?
1) 73rd   2) 90th  3) 130th   4) 142nd  5) 147th 
14. Which of the following countries topped the Human Development Index (HDI) 2015?
1) Denmark   2) Switzerland  3) Australia   4) Norway  5) China 
15. The Human Development Index (HDI) is released annually by
1) IMF   2) UNDP  3) ADB   4) US  5) Unicef 
16. The Human Development Index (HDI) is measured on which of the following parameters?
1) Life expectancy   2) Education  3) Income   4) All the above  5) Only 1) and 2) 
17. To obtain which of the following a bank account is NOT mandatory?
1) Debit Card   2) Credit Card  3) Loan 4) Cheque Book  5) None of these 
18. The Person of Indian Origin (PIO) Pravin Gordhan has been appointed finance minister in which of the following countries?
1) UK   2) Canada  3) South Africa   4) Singapore  5) Malaysia 
19. Who among the following is the first female athlete honoured as Sports Person of the Year in three decades by the magazine ‘Sports Illustrated’?
1) Serena Williams   2) Maria Sarapova  3) Sania Mirza   4) Li Na  5) Martina Hingis 
20. The International Mountain Day is observed on
1) 9 Dec   2) 11 Dec  3) 13 Dec   4) 15 Dec  5) 17 Dec 
21. India celebrates ‘Vijay Diwas’ to commemorate its victory in the 1971 war with Pakistan on
1) 11 Dec   2) 12 Dec  3) 14 Dec   4) 15 Dec  5) 16 Dec 
22. The Supreme Court appointed the Lokayukta of which of the following states recently exercising Article 142 of the Indian Constitution recently?
1) Delhi   2) Uttar Pradesh  3) Madhya Pradesh   4) Gujarat  5) Maharashtra 
23. Who among the following is the present Director-General of the WTO?
1) Uhuru Kenyatta   2) Roberto Azevedo  3) Takehiko Nakao   4) Guy Ryder
5) Christine Lagarde 
24. Which of the following countries announced the formation of an Islamic military alliance comprising 34 countries to fight against terrorism recently?
1) Bangladesh   2) Bahrain  3) Pakistan   4) Jordan  5) Saudi Arabia 
25. _______ bagged the 2015 European Tour Golfer of the Year award for third time recently.
1) Danny Willett   2) Dustin Johnson  3) Rory McIlroy   4) Jordan Spieth   5) Jason Day
26.  PM Narendra Modi chaired the annual Combined Commanders Conference   for the first time outside New Delhi
1) in Mumbai   2) in Vishakhapatnam  3) in Itanagar   4) on board INS Vikramaditya
5) on board INS Arihant 
27. The nuclear-capable Shaheen-1A missile was test-fired by which of the following countries recently?
1) Iran   2) Jordan  3) Pakistan   4) Saudi Arabia  5) Turkey 
28. The govt has made it mandatory (effective from Jan 1) to quote PAN for all transactions in excess of Rs 2 lakh, regardless of the mode of payment. The term PAN stands for
1) Premium Account Number   2) Particular Account Number  3) Permanent Account Number 
4) Provisional Account Number  5) Other than those given as options 
29. The World Bank has approved a _______loan for the ambitious clean India campaign to support the govt in its efforts.
1) $1-bn   2) $1.5-bn  3) $2-bn   4) $2.5-bn  5) $3-bn 
30. The Life Insurance Corporation of India has launched Jeevan Akshay IV plan which is meant for
1) post-retirement planning  2) educational planning  3) health planning
4) girl’s marriage planning  5) Other than the given options 
31. When was the first underground railway (Metro Railway) started?
(1) 1982  (2) 1989  (3) 1984  (4) 1992
32. Shatabdi Express train was started in
(1) 1984  (2) 1988  (3) 1990  (4) 1985
33. At which of the following places Diesel Component Works is established?
(1) Jamshedpur  (2) Patiala  (3) Perambur  (4) Varanasi
34. Which Zone is the largest in Indian Railways?
(1) Central Railway  (2) Northern Railway  (3) Eastern Railway  (4) Western Railway
35. The railway station situated in the extreme south is
(1) Chennai  (2) Cochin  (3) Kanyakumari  (4) Trivandrum
36. When was Television separated from Akashvani (radio) as an independent organization?
(1) 1959  (2) 1965  (3) 1976  (4) 1982
37. When water condenses into ice
(l) heat is absorbed  (2) heat is released  (3) heat remains unchanged  (4) None of these
38. Which of the following inert gases is not found in atmosphere?
(1) Xenon   (2) Argon   (3) Helium   (4) Radon
39. Which of the following diffuses at the fastest rate?
(1) Solid   (2) Gas   (3) Liquid   (4) None of these
40. What temperature at Celsius scale is equal to 300°K.?
(1) 30°C   (2) 27°C   (3) 300°C   (4) None of these
41. The blood pressure of a normal person is:
(1) 100/80   (2) 100/90  (3) 80/120  (4) 90/100
42. Colour blindness is related to
(1) heredity  (2) blood pressure  (3) digestive system  (4) respiratory system
43. In simple harmonic motion, what remains constant?
(1) Amplitude  (2) Angular displacement  (3) Time period  (4) Kinetic energy
44. When a glass rod is rubbed by a silken cloth, the rod acquires
(1) positive charge  (2) negative charge  (3) positive & negative charge both  (4) None of these
45. The velocity of sound does not depend on
(1) temperature  (2) medium  (3) pressure  (4) humidity
46. The book “Convenient Action: Gujarat's Response to Challenges of Climate Change” is written by
1) Saurabh Patel   2) Narendra Modi  3) Mohan Bhagwat   4) Anandiben Patel  5) Amit Shah 
47. The country’s biggest wildlife rescue centre, which will house sick, injured and rescued animals, was inaugurated recently in
1) Gujarat   2) West Bengal  3) Maharashtra   4) Madhya Pradesh  5) Tamil Nadu 
48. __________ state govt recently announced a complete ban on the manufacture, sale, purchase, storage, and use of polythene carry bags across the state.
1) Uttar Pradesh   2) Bihar  3) Odisha   4) Telangana  5) Karnataka 
49. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved an umbrella scheme for integrated development and management of fisheries worth
1) Rs 1,000 cr   2) Rs 2,000 cr  3) Rs 3,000 cr   4) Rs 3,500 cr  5) Rs 5,000 cr 
50. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), once again, extended the date for exchanging pre-2005 currency notes with new ones to
1) 31 Mar 2016   2) 1 Apr 2016  3) 30 Jun 2016   4) 30 Sep 2016  5) 31 Dec 2016 


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