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GENERAL AWARENESS-- BSC RAJENDRA KUMAR

Visitor No: 6098354 Dated : Sunday Special
Ques. : 1 The book titled “The Silk Roads: A New History of the World” has been authored by
1) Shrabani Basu 2) Peter Frankopan
3) Jonathan Franzen 4) Khurshid Mahmud
5) TN Ninan Answer:- 2) Peter Frankopan
Ques. : 2 The banks are offering payment solutions which do not require swiping credit/debit card and is completed by scanning the QR code. Here, the term QR stands for
1) Quick Request 2) Quick Response
3) Quick Return 4) Quick Receipt
5) Quick Release Answer:- 2) Quick Response
Ques. : 3 _________ bought SanDisk for USD 19 bn recently.
1) Seagate 2) Western Digital
3) Sony 4) Kingston
5) HP Answer:- 2) Western Digital
Ques. : 4 The hurricane Patricia hit which of the following countries recently?
1) Cuba 2) Canada
3) Mexico 4) Philippines
5) Vietnam Answer:- 3) Mexico
Ques. : 5 Indian-origin Ashok-Alexander Sridharan was sworn in as mayor of which of the following cities recently?
1) New York, US 2) Sydney, Australia
3) Rome, Italy 4) Bonn, Germany
5) Madrid, Spain Answer:- 4) Bonn, Germany
Ques. : 6 The inaugural World Indigenous Games kicked off in which country recently?
1) China 2) US
3) South Africa 4) Brazil
5) Kenya Answer:- 4) Brazil
Ques. : 7 The Paragliding World Cup 2015 is being held in which of the following states?
1) Jammu and Kashmir 2) Arunachal Pradesh
3) Uttarakhand 4) Meghalaya
5) Himachal Pradesh Answer:- 5) Himachal Pradesh
Ques. : 8 Which of the following countries offered to finance Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor estimated to cost about Rs 90,000 cr at an interest rate of less than one per cent recently?
1) France 2) China
3) Germany 4) South Korea
5) Japan Answer:- 5) Japan
Ques. : 9 President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Sangeet Natak Akademi awards recently. Who among the following is NOT among the awardees of the coveted Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowship this year?
1) Tulsidas Borkar 2) Vijay Kumar Kichlu
3) SR Jankiraman 4) MS Sathyu
5) None of these Answer:- 5) None of these
Ques. : 10 The World Osteoporosis Day takes place every year on
1) 15 Oct 2) 17 Oct
3) 20 Oct 4) 24 Oct
5) 27 Oct Answer:- 3) 20 Oct
Ques. : 11 The FIIs, NRIs and PIOs (Persons of Indian Origins) can invest in primary and secondary capital markets in India through PIS. What does the term PIS stand for?
1) Preferential Investment Scheme 2) Preferential Investment System
3) Portfolio Investment System 4) Portfolio Investment Scheme
5) Particular Investment Scheme Answer:- 4) Portfolio Investment Scheme
Ques. : 12 K Chockalingam was conferred with the Paul H Appleby Award for his distinguished services to public administration recently. He is a noted
1) microbiologist 2) gynecologist
3) psychiatrist 4) criminologist
5) environmentalist Answer:- 4) criminologist
Ques. : 13 Hospitals under the central govt will now be able to provide assistance of ________ to BPL patients suffering from life-threatening diseases under the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN).
1) Rs 1 lakh 2) Rs 2 lakh
3) Rs 3 lakh 4) Rs 5 lakh
5) Rs 10 lakh Answer:- 4) Rs 5 lakh
Ques. : 14 Who won 2015 US Grand Prix F1 championship recently?
1) Lewis Hamilton 2) Nico Rosberg
3) Sebastian Vettel 4) Kimi Raikkonen
5) Fernando Alonso Answer:- 1) Lewis Hamilton
Ques. : 15 Abhishek Verma is associated with which game? He became the first one from the country to win a medal (silver) at the World Cup Final held in Mexico City, recently.
1) Boxing 2) Judo
3) Archery 4) Shooting
5) Pole vault Answer:- 3) Archery
Ques. : 16 Which of the following countries successfully sent its Tianhui-1C mapping satellite into orbit recently?
1) Vietnam 2) Thailand
3) Philippines 4) Japan
5) China Answer:- 5) China
Ques. : 17 ______ is an excise tax levied on products and services like alcohol, tobacco and gambling considered bad for health or society. It has been included under the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST).
1) Black tax 2) Moral tax
3) Evil tax 4) Super tax
5) Sin tax Answer:- 5) Sin tax
Ques. : 18 The World Polio Day is observed every year on
1) 15 Oct 2) 17 Oct
3) 20 Oct 4) 24 Oct
5) 27 Oct Answer:- 4) 24 Oct
Ques. : 19 India’s first AC double-decker Shatabdi train will soon run between Mumbai and
1) Goa 2) Pune
3) Nasik 4) Delhi
5) Thane Answer:- 1) Goa
Ques. : 20 Who is the author of the book titled “For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers on the Western Front”?
1) Shrabani Basu 2) Peter Frankopan
3) Jonathan Franzen 4) Khurshid Mahmud
5) TN Ninan Answer:- 1) Shrabani Basu
Ques. : 21 Deepika Kumari is associated with which game? She bagged a silver medal in World Cup Final recently.
1) Shooting 2) Squash
3) Badminton 4) Archery
5) Discuss throw Answer:- 4) Archery
Ques. : 22 Joe Root regained the number-one batting ranking in the world in the ICC Test Player Rankings released on 27 Oct. He is a batsman who plays for
1) West Indies 2) New Zealand
3) England 4) Australia
5) South Africa Answer:- 3) England
Ques. : 23 The one-man ____________ commission, set up by the Supreme Court on the Indo-Bangladesh boundary issue, submitted its report recently.
1) Upamanyu Hazarika 2) Ajit Prakash Shah
3) Ramanujam 4) VV Daga
5) Ajay Shankar Answer:- 1) Upamanyu Hazarika
Ques. : 24 The Department of Heavy Industry put out a draft national capital goods policy for comments recently. Who is the present Union Heavy Industry Minister?
1) Anant Geete 2) Kalraj Mishra
3) Ramvilas Paswan 4) DV Sadananda Gowda
5) Nitin Jairam Gadkari Answer:- 1) Anant Geete
Ques. : 25 _________ became the first Indian company to receive an in-principle board approval to raise rupee-denominated bonds abroad (also called ‘masala bonds’) recently.
1) Tata Capital 2) Muthoot Fincorp
3) Bajaj Finserv 4) HDFC
5) IDBI Capital Answer:- 4) HDFC
Ques. : 26 Name the batsman who broake Virat Kohli’s record to become the fastest to reach 6000 ODI runs recently.
1) Faf du Plessis 2) JP Duminy
3) Dale Steyn 4) AB de Villiers
5) Hashim Amla Answer:- 5) Hashim Amla
Ques. : 27 Jimmy Morales, a former TV comedian, won the recent presidential election in which of the following countries?
1) Honduras 2) El Salvador
3) Belize 4) Guatemala
5) Nicaragua Answer:- 4) Guatemala
Ques. : 28 __________ became the first corporate to sign the revised listing agreement with the BSE recently as mandated under the newly introduced Listing Regulation notified by SEBI.
1) Reliance Industries 2) Nestle
3) ICICI Bank 4) Cairn India
5) Adani Power Answer:- 1) Reliance Industries
Ques. : 29 The Department of Disinvestment wants that PSU stake sale target for the current fiscal be reduced to Rs 30,000 cr. The govt had budgeted to raise ________ through disinvestment in the current fiscal.
1) Rs 39,000 cr 2) Rs 41,500 cr
3) Rs 56,000 cr 4) Rs 69,500 cr
5) Rs 71,000 cr Answer:- 4) Rs 69,500 cr
Ques. : 30 The Indian Air Force (IAF) agreed to buy 100 advanced Tejas fighters with ‘active electronically scanned array’ (AESA) radar that India will develop jointly with
1) US 2) Sweden
3) France 4) Russia
5) Israel Answer:- 5) Israel
Ques. : 31 What is India’s ranking in the recent Ease of Doing Business List 2016 released by the World Bank?
1) 84 2) 127
3) 130 4) 134
5) 142 Answer:- 3) 130
Ques. : 32 Which of the following countries has topped the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business List 2016 released recently?
1) China 2) US
3) Denmark 4) New Zealand
5) Singapore Answer:- 5) Singapore
Ques. : 33 The Union Govt constituted a committee to simplify the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961 recently. The committee will be headed by
1) RV Easwar 2) Ajit Prakash Shah
3) Ramanujam 4) VV Daga
5) Ajay Shankar Answer:- 1) RV Easwar
Ques. : 34 Sri Lanka and India began their bilateral naval exercise SLINEX off _________ recently.
1) Kochi 2) Chennai
3) Vishakhapatnam 4) Batticaloa
5) Trincomalee Answer:- 5) Trincomalee
Ques. : 35 The eighth edition of National Seed Congress (NSC) began in which city recently to deliberate on advanced seed development technologies and regulatory measures?
1) Bengaluru 2) Hyderabad
3) New Delhi 4) Jaipur
5) Chandigarh Answer:- 2) Hyderabad
Ques. : 36 Who among the following was conferred with 2015 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award in Mumbai recently?
1) Amitabh Bachchan 2) Asha Bhosle
3) Subhash Ghai 4) AR Rahman
5) Anil Kapoor Answer:- 4) AR Rahman
Ques. : 37 Which of the following states will host the South Asian Rugby 7’S Championship in 2016?
1) Himachal Pradesh 2) Jammu and Kashmir
3) Arunachal Pradesh 4) Haryana
5) Uttarakhand Answer:- 2) Jammu and Kashmir
Ques. : 38 James Staley is the new CEO of which of the following multinational banks?
1) JP Morgan 2) HSBC
3) Barclays 4) Citi Bank
5) Standard Chartered Answer:- 3) Barclays
Ques. : 39 Sylvie Lucas was appointed as the Chair of the Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN) on UN Security Council (UNSC) reforms recently. She is the present ambassador of _____ to the UN.
1) Belgium 2) Netherlands
3) Switzerland 4) Romania
5) Luxembourg Answer:- 5) Luxembourg
Ques. : 40 Who among the following was elected as Nepal’s first woman president recently?
1) Bidhya Bhandari 2) Onsari Gharti Magar
3) Jaypuri Gharti 4) Shashi Shrestha
5) Durga Kumari BK Answer:- 1) Bidhya Bhandari
Ques. : 41 India lost its long-standing status as Nepal’s sole fuel provider, after the Himalayan nation signed an agreement, recently, with
1) Japan 2) US
3) China 4) South Korea
5) Pakistan Answer:- 3) China
Ques. : 42 The govt approved the induction of women into the combat stream of the Indian Air Force (IAF) recently. Now, the first woman fighter pilot will be in the cockpit in
1) Jan 2016 2) Jul 2016
3) Jan 2017 4) Jun 2017
5) Jan 2018 Answer:- 4) Jun 2017
Ques. : 43 The Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced, recently, that the 12th South Asian Games will be held from Feb 6 to 16, 2016 in
1) Guwahati and Shillong 2) Shimla
3) Chandigarh 4) Bengaluru and Mangalore
5) Hyderabad and Sikandrabad Answer:- 1) Guwahati and Shillong
Ques. : 44 The NDRF tied up with about 30 PSUs in order to develop mutual understanding and enhance capabilities recently. It is country’s elite
1) disease control combat force 2) draught control combat force
3) defence research establishment 4) disaster mitigation combat force
5) None of these Answer:- 4) disaster mitigation combat force
Ques. : 45 India along with 190 other members of the UN General Assembly voted in support of a resolution condemning an economic embargo imposed by the US on
1) North Korea 2) Afghanistan
3) Vietnam 4) Iran
5) Cuba Answer:- 5) Cuba
Ques. : 46 Who among the following was appointed chairman of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) recently?
1) Anita Kapur 2) KV Chowdary
3) Najib Shah 4) Hasmukh Adhia
5) Rajiv Mehrishi Answer:- 3) Najib Shah
Ques. : 47 India hosted its biggest-ever Africa summit, the third India-Africa Forum Summit, recently. How many African countries were invited for the summit?
1) 32 2) 40
3) 54 4) 51
5) 30 Answer:- 3) 54
Ques. : 48 The __________ state govt decided to provide 33 per cent reservation to women in govt jobs recently.
1) Rajasthan 2) Madhya Pradesh
3) Uttar Pradesh 4) Odisha
5) West Bengal Answer:- 2) Madhya Pradesh
Ques. : 49 India and which country inked an MoU on preserving Written Heritage at National Library in Kolkata recently?
1) Germany 2) UK
3) US 4) Japan
5) France Answer:- 5) France
Ques. : 50 The World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on
1) the first Thursday of Oct 2) the second Thursday of Oct
3) the first Saturday of Oct 4) the first Sunday of Nov
5) the second Sunday of Nov Answer:- 2) the second Thursday of Oct
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