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KUNDAN SIR G.A. FEBRUARY 2016 OBJECTIVE WITH ANSWERS

1 FEBRUARY 2016
1 ___________ took over 75% of the outstanding loan liabilities of its power distribution companies amounting to Rs 39,900 cr under UDAY scheme recently.
1) Rajasthan 
2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Madhya Pradesh 
4) Gujarat
5) Bihar 
Answer:- 2) Uttar Pradesh
2 Marshall Islands plan to sue India, Pakistan and Britain over nuclear weapons in the International Court of Justice which is located in
1) Hague 
2) Amsterdam
3) Geneva 
4) London
5) Rome 
Answer:- 1) Hague
3 Who won the women’s singles title at the Australian Open 2016?
1) Serena Williams 
2) Angelique Kerber
3) Sabine Lisicki 
4) Garbine Muguruza
5) Petra Kvitova 
Answer:- 2) Angelique Kerber
4 The Cabinet of Somalia recently agreed on an election model outlined by a declaration in 2015. The capital of Somalia is
1) Santiago 
2) Bujumbura
3) Bridgetown 
4) Mogadishu
5) Baku 
Answer:- 4) Mogadishu
5 KV Krishna Rao, who passed away recently, was the former
1) Army Chief 
2) Air Force Chief
3) Navy Chief 
4) BSF Director General
5) CRPF Director General 
Answer:- 1) Army Chief
6 Which bank has won the ‘Best Social Bank’ award, ‘Best rural bank’ award and ‘Best bank for participation in govt schemes’ award for mid-sized bank at the awards instituted by the ASSOCHAM?
1) Syndicate Bank 
2) Punjab National Bank
3) State Bank of India 
4) Central Bank of India
5) Corporation Bank 
Answer:- 5) Corporation Bank
7 Who won the men’s singles title at the Australian Open 2016?
1) Andy Murray 
2) Stan Wawrinka
3) Novak Djokovic 
4) Rafael Nadal
5) Roger Federer 
Answer:- 3) Novak Djokovic
8 Who among the following has been appointed as the new secretary of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)?
1) Avinash K Srivastava 
2) Siraj Hussain
3) Shobhana K Pattanayak 
4) Anup K Pujari
5) KK Jalan 
Answer:- 5) KK Jalan
9 A new mobile app ‘Mitra,’ developed to help women, children, and the elderly in distress, was recently launched by the Puducherry CM
1) AK Singh 
2) V Vaithilingam
3) N Rangasamy 
4) VS Sivakumar
5) Abdu Rabb
Answer:- 3) N Rangasamy
10 Nayani Krishnakumari, who passed away recently, was a noted _________ litterateur.
1) Tamil 
2) Malayalam
3) Bengali 
4) Telugu
5) Kannada 
Answer:- 4) Telugu



2 FEBRUARY 2016
1 Which of the following pairs won the men’s doubles title at the Australian Open 2016?
1) Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares 
2) Daniel Nestor and Radek Stepanek
3) Pablo Cuevas and Marcel Granollers 
4) Adrian Mannarino and Lucas Pouille
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares
2 The lenders invoked SDR scheme introduced by the RBI for the first time in case of Electrosteel Steels recently. What is the full form of the term SDR in this regard?
1) Specific Drawing Rights 
2) Strategic Drawing Rights
3) Strategic Debt Restructuring 
4) Specific Default Restructuring
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Strategic Debt Restructuring
3 ____________ has been appointed as the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) for a period of three years.
1) Avinash K Srivastava 
2) Siraj Hussain
3) Kamlesh Kumar Pandey 
4) Shobhana K Pattanayak
5) Anup K Pujari 
Answer:- 3) Kamlesh Kumar Pandey
4 __________ won the award for the most innovative use of internet technology by central govt public sector units recently at the 18th National e-Governance Awards.
1) IRCTC’s New Next Generation e-Ticketing System 
2) Oil Ministry’s ‘Give It Up’ Campaign
3) 4G service by BSNL 
4) GPS aided geo augmented navigation (GAGAN) system of ISRO
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) IRCTC’s New Next Generation e-Ticketing System
5 The rural job guarantee scheme MGNREGA completed 10 years on 2 Feb. It was launched in Feb 2006 from Bandlapalli village of Anantpur district in
1) Andhra Pradesh 
2) Odisha
3) Tamil Nadu 
4) Karnataka
5) Madhya Pradesh 
Answer:- 1) Andhra Madhya Pradesh
6 Vice President Hamid Ansari embarked on 5-day visit to Brunei and Thailand recently. The capital city of Brunei is
1) Freetown 
2) Montevideo
3) Caracas 
4) Bandar Seri Begawan
5) Lusaka 
Answer:- 4) Bandar Seri Begawan
7 Which of the following cities is known as ‘The City of Destiny’?
1) Chennai 
2) Nagpur
3) Ajmer 
4) Vishakhapatnam
5) Bengaluru 
Answer:- 4) Vishakhapatnam
8 Which of the following is India’s fastest-growing state with a growth rate of 9.7% in 2013-14?
1) Arunachal Pradesh 
2) Tripura
3) Gujarat 
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Meghalaya 
Answer:- 5) Meghalaya
9 The govt banned duty-free import of capital goods for power generation and transmission projects under the EPCG Scheme recently. What are capital goods?
1) Goods used in producing other goods 
2) Goods produced by using other goods
3) Goods meant for export only 
4) High value Imported goods
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Goods used in producing other goods
10 India signed two bilateral advance pricing agreements (APAs) recently with which country in its efforts to provide certainty and stability in tax policies to foreign investors?
1) UK 
2) China
3) South Korea 
4) Mauritius
5) Germany 
Answer:- 1) UK


3 FEBRUARY 2016
1 Which of the following auto makers in India launched a bike named ‘V’ which is build from the scrap of India’s first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant?
1) TVS 
2) Hero
3) Bajaj 
4) Royal Enfield
5) Honda 
Answer:- 3) Bajaj
2 Who won the 83rd Senior National Snooker Championship in Indore, Madhya Pradesh?
1) Manan Chandra 
2) Aditya Mehta
3) Sourav Kothari 
4) Dhruv Sitwala
5) Siddharth Parikh
Answer:- 2) Aditya Mehta
3 Name the shuttler who won the 2016 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships title.
1) Huang Yuxiang 
2) Tommy Sugiarto
3) Kidambi Srikanth 
4) Parupalli Kashyap
5) Mohammad Ahsan 
Answer:- 3) Kidambi Srikanth
4 Who among the following is India’s new ambassador to Mexico?
1) Gautam Mukhopadhaya 
2) Harsh Vardhan Shringla
3) Atul Keshap 
4) Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi
5) Vijay Gokhale 
Answer:- 4) Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi
5 The 30th Surajkund International Crafts Mela begun recently. Which of the following is the theme state this year?
1) Telangana 
2) Gujarat
3) Sikkim 
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Chhattisgarh 
Answer:- 1) Telangana
6 The Govt has appointed P Harish as India’s next Ambassador to
1) Maldives 
2) Sri Lanka
3) Bangladesh 
4) Vietnam
5) Thailand 
Answer:- 4) Vietnam
7 The Union govt’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has given its final approval to set up India’s first Defence Industrial Park at Ottappalam near Palakkad in
1) Karnataka 
2) Goa
3) Tamil Nadu 
4) Kerala
5) Andhra Pradesh 
Answer:- 4) Kerala
8 The Union Govt has appointed Jai Kumar Garg as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of
1) Corporation Bank 
2) Bank of India
3) Bank of Baroda 
4) Syndicate Bank
5) Indian Bank 
Answer:- 1) Corporation Bank
9 Archana Ramasundram has become the first woman Director General of
1) Border Security Force (BSF) 
2) Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
3) Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) 
4) Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
10 Which of the following companies overtook Apple to become the highest valued company in the world recently?
1) Alphabet 
2) Exxon Mobil
3) Berkshire Hathaway 
4) Microsoft
5) Petro China 
Answer:- 1) Alphabet


4 FEBRUARY 2016
1 Name the shuttler who won women’s singles title of the 2016 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships recently.
1) Selena Piek 
2) Shin Seung Chan
3) Jung Kyung Eun 
4) Sayaka Sato
5) Sung Ji Hyun 
Answer:- 5) Sung Ji Hyun
2 The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the ______ virus a global health emergency recently.
1) Ebola 
2) Dengue
3) Tuberculosis 
4) Swine Flu
5) Zika 
Answer:- 5) Zika
3 Which of the following countries topped the global confidence index for the fourth quarter of 2015 in a row as per research agency Nielsen?
1) US 
2) India
3) Thailand 
4) Indonesia
5) Philippines 
Answer:- 2) India
4 The Congress veteran Balram Jakhar died recently. He was the former
1) Governor of Madhya Pradesh 
2) Union Agriculture Minister
3) Lok Sabha speaker 
4) All the above
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) All the above
5 SS Tarapore passed away in Mumbai recently. He was an economist and the former
1) governor of RBI 
2) deputy governor of the RBI
3) CMD of State Bank of India 
4) chairman of NABARD
5) CMD of SIDBI 
Answer:- 2) deputy governor of the RBI
6 ______ has won the 61st National School Athletics championship held in Kozhikode, Kerala.
1) Maharashtra 
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Kerala 
4) Uttar Pradesh
5) Karnataka 
Answer:- 3) Kerala
7 The Supreme Court has appointed a committee to sell assets of Pearls Agrotech Corporation Ltd (PACL) and refund Rs 49,000 cr to the investors under the chairmanship of
1) Mukul Mudgal 
2) Dipak Misra
3) RM Lodha 
4) Jagdish Singh Khehar
5) Anil R Dave 
Answer:- 3) RM Lodha
8 Haryana and Ontario signed an MoU recently aimed at enhancing commercial and cultural ties. Ontario is a province of
1) US 
2) France
3) Germany 
4) Canada
5) Japan 
Answer:- 4) Canada
9 Name the Indian multinational IT firm rated as the world’s most powerful brand in Information Technology Services in the Brand Finance’s 2016 annual report.
1) Tata Consultancy Services 
2) Infosys
3) Wipro 
4) Tech Mahindra
5) HCL 
Answer:- 1) Tata Consultancy Services
10 Which of the following Indian films recently bagged the Best First Foreign Film Award conferred by the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics 2016 (FSCC)?
1) PK 
2) Bajrangi Bhaijaan
3) Tanu Weds Manu Returns 
4) Titli
5) Piku 
Answer:- 4) Titli


5 FEBRUARY 2016
1 The Counter-Terrorism Conference 2016 was held recently in
1) Jaipur 
2) Mumbai
3) Amritsar 
4) Chennai
5) Hyderabad 
Answer:- 1) Jaipur
2 _________ has been appointed as the Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).
1) Jai Shanker Menon 
2) Bikram Singh
3) VK Singh 
4) Deepak Kapoor
5) Purna Chandra Thapa 
Answer:- 1) Jai Shanker Menon
3 The venue of the International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016 of the Indian Navy is
1) Tuticorin 
2) Coimbatore
3) Kochi 
4) Karwar
5) Visakhapatnam 
Answer:- 5) Visakhapatnam
4 The World Cancer Day 2016, with the theme ‘We can,’ was observed on
1) 1 Dec 
2) 2 Jan
3) 28 Jan 
4) 4 Feb
5) 5 Feb 
Answer:- 4) 4 Feb
5 Fed Cup is the premier international team competition in women’s
1) tennis 
2) badminton
3) squash 
4) table tennis
5) billiards 
Answer:- 1) tennis
6 The 12 Pacific Rim countries recently signed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in Auckland, New Zealand. Which of the following is NOT a member country of TPP as of now?
1) China 
2) Canada
3) Japan 
4) Vietnam
5) Malaysia 
Answer:- 1) China
7 Pandit Ram Narayan has been chosen for the prestigious Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi classical music award for 2015-2016. He is a _________ maestro.
1) Flute 
2) Santoor
3) Sarangi 
4) Violin
5) Sarod 
Answer:- 3) Sarangi
8 India has confirmed its participate in Cobra Gold 2016, a multilateral amphibious exercise, which will take place in
1) Philippines 
2) Brunei
3) Thailand 
4) Cambodia
5) Singapore 
Answer:- 3) Thailand
9 Name the Indian who has been appointed vice-president and chief investment officer of the newly-created Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
1) Chanda Kochhar 
2) Arundhati Bhattacharya
3) Aditya Puri 
4) DJ Pandian
5) Duvvuri Subbarao 
Answer:- 4) DJ Pandian
10 The govt has appointed who among the following as the new Secretary of the Drinking Water and Sanitation Department?
1) Parameshwaran Iyer 
2) Ravi Kanbur
3) Kaushik Basu 
4) Jagdish Bhagwati
5) Syed Akbaruddin 
Answer:- 1) Parameshwaran Iyer


8 FEBRUARY 2016
1 Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is soon to visit India, is the present crown prince of
1) Abu Dhabi 
2) Dubai
3) Ajman 
4) Ras al-Khaimah
5) Sharjah 
Answer:- 1) Abu Dhabi
2 The Union Govt has decided to set up the National Organic Farming Research Institute in which of the following states?
1) Sikkim 
2) Assam
3) West Bengal 
4) Uttar Pradesh
5) Haryana 
Answer:- 1) Sikkim
3 The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda recently launched ‘Project Sunrise’ for prevention of AIDS in
1) Delhi 
2) Himachal Pradesh
3) Jammu & Kashmir 
4) the seven Union Territories
5) the eight North-Eastern states 
Answer:- 5) the eight North-Eastern states
4 Sudhir Tailang passed away recently. He was a noted
1) composer 
2) poet
3) bureaucrat 
4) biologist
5) political cartoonist 
Answer:- 5) political cartoonist
5 The seven Basmati rice-producing states will get the geographical indication (GI) tag soon. Which of the following states is NOT among them?
1) Punjab 
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Jammu & Kashmir 
4) Uttarakhand
5) Himachal Pradesh 
Answer:- 2) Andhra Pradesh
6 Which country recently successfully put a satellite into orbit, with a rocket launch widely condemned as a ballistic missile test for a weapons delivery system?
1) Iran 
2) North Korea
3) China 
4) Cuba
5) Egypt 
Answer:- 2) North Korea
7 India’s proposed trade pact with Russia-led EAEU bloc has been put by the govt on fast track. Which of the following countries is NOT a member of EAEU bloc?
1) Kyrgyzstan 
2) Armenia
3) Ukraine 
4) Belarus
5) Kazakhstan 
Answer:- 3) Ukraine
8 PM Narendra Modi recently stressed on cutting crude oil imports by 2022, the year marking 75 years of India’s independence, by
1) 05 per cent 
2) 10 per cent
3) 15 per cent 
4) 20 per cent
5) 25 per cent 
Answer:- 2) 10 per cent
9 Which of the following IPL franchisees bought Shane Watson for Rs 9.5 cr in the recent auction?
1) Sunrisers Hyderabad 
2) Mumbai Indians
3) Royal Challengers Bangalore 
4) Delhi Daredevils
5) Kings XI Punjab 
Answer:- 3) Royal Challengers Bangalore
10 Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is the present United Nations
1) Disengagement Observer Force chief 
2) ambassador to Syria
3) ambassador to Afghanistan 
4) High Commissioner for Refugees
5) High Commissioner for Human Rights 
Answer:- 5) High Commissioner for Human Rights



9 FEBRUARY 2016
1 Which of the following countries commands the world’s largest foreign exchange reserves? It witnessed the lowest level of foreign reserves in more than three years recently.
1) South Korea 
2) Germany
3) France 
4) China
5) UK 
Answer:- 4) China
2 The International Fleet Review held in Vishakhapatnam recently was the second such review held in India. The first one was with 29 foreign countries when _________ was the president.
1) APJ Abdul Kalam 
2) Shankar Dayal Sharma
3) KR Narayanan 
4) Pratibha Patil
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) APJ Abdul Kalam
3 The telecom regulator TRAI ruled in favour of Net neutrality recently. It will levy a penalty of __________ a day for discriminatory tariffs charged by service providers.
1) Rs 10,000 
2) Rs 20,000
3) Rs 25,000 
4) Rs 50,000
5) Rs 1,00,000 
Answer:- 4) Rs 50,000
4 For the first time, border troops of India and China recently held their first joint tactical exercise codenamed Sino-India Cooperation 2016 in Chushul-Moldo in
1) Assam 
2) Himachal Pradesh
3) Arunachal Pradesh 
4) Jammu & Kashmir
5) Uttarakhand 
Answer:- 4) Jammu & Kashmir
5 As per the data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the Indian economy is estimated to expand by what per cent in the fiscal year 2015-16?
1) 7.2% 
2) 7.3%
3) 7.4% 
4) 7.6%
5) 7.7% 
Answer:- 4) 7.6%
6 Name the Niti Aayog member who will head SEBI’s commodity advisory committee which will advise the regulator on various issues plaguing the commodity exchanges.
1) VK Saraswat 
2) Bibek Debroy
3) Ramesh Chand 
4) Arvind Panagariya
5) Amitabh Kant 
Answer:- 3) Ramesh Chand
7 Nida Fazli passed away recently. He was a noted
1) novelist 
2) cartoonist
3) journalist 
4) Urdu poet
5) English poet 
Answer:- 4) Urdu poet
8 Which of the following Indian IT firms has put in place a new incentive structure called iCount as part of its performance appraisal system for employees?
1) Wipro 
2) TCS
3) HCL 
4) Tech Mahindra
5) Infosys 
Answer:- 5) Infosys
9 India and which of the following gulf countries is all set to sign a civil nuclear cooperation agreement?
1) Iran 
2) Bahrain
3) Saudi Arabia 
4) Kuwait
5) UAE 
Answer:- 5) UAE
10 _____________ has received the Directors Guild of America award for best feature film at the 68th annual DGA Awards.
1) Ridley Scott (The Martian) 
2) George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
3) Alejandro Gonzalez (The Revenant) 
4) Adam McKay (The Big Short)
5) Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) 
Answer:- 3) Alejandro Gonzalez (The Revenant)



11 FEBRUARY 2016
1 Joshna Chinappa clinched a gold medal in a women's singles match in South Asian Games recently. She plays
1) Tennis 
2) Badminton
3) Squash 
4) Table Tennis
5) Billiards 
Answer:- 3) Squash
2 Which of the following teams won the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy cricket tournament recently?
1) England 
2) Australia
3) New Zealand 
4) South Africa
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) New Zealand
3 When Banks and Primary Dealers (PDs) borrow funds for a period exceeding 14 days, it is called
1) Call money 
2) Notice money
3) Term money 
4) Repurchase agreement
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Term money
4 Justice Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela has been appointed the Chief Justice of which of the following High Courts recently?
1) Delhi High Court 
2) Gauhati High Court
3) Karnataka High Court 
4) Bombay High Court
5) Orissa High Court 
Answer:- 4) Bombay High Court
5 India plans projects totaling ________ in public and private investments in the north-eastern region to double oil and gas output in the next 15 years.
1) Rs 1.1 tn 
2) Rs 1.3 tn
3) Rs 1.5 tn 
4) Rs 1.7 tn
5) Rs 2.3 tn 
Answer:- 2) Rs 1.3 tn
6 _________ took over as New Secretary, Railway Board recently.
1) Parameshwaran Iyer 
2) KK Jalan
3) Kamlesh Kumar Pandey 
4) RK Verma
5) Archana Ramasundram 
Answer:- 4) RK Verma
7 Morocco has switched on what will be the world's largest concentrated solar power plant near the city of Ouarzazate. The capital city of Morocco is
1) Nassau 
2) Rabat
3) Yerevan 
4) Luanda
5) Tirana 
Answer:- 2) Rabat
8 The National Deworming Day is celebrated in India every year on
1) 4 Feb 
2) 8 Feb
3) 9 Feb 
4) 10 Feb
5) 12 Feb 
Answer:- 4) 10 Feb
9 Which of the following countries will host the 2017 Women’s World Cup?
1) India 
2) England
3) South Africa
4) New Zealand
5) Australia 
Answer:- 2) England
10 INS Viraat is all set to be converted into a luxury hotel to attract tourists once it is decommissioned from service in Jun 2016. It is one of the world’s oldest
1) guided missile destroyers 
2) torpedo launch and recovery vessels
3) anti-submarine warfare carrier 
4) diesel-electric submarines
5) aircraft carriers 
Answer:- 5) aircraft carriers


12 FEBRUARY 2016
1 What is India’s ranking on US Chamber of Commerce-International Intellectual Property Index 2016?
1) 21st 
2) 28th
3) 32nd 
4) 34th
5) 37th 
Answer:- 5) 37th
2 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and European Union signed an agreement to improve Cooperation in Cyber Defence recently. NATO is headquartered at
1) Rome, Italy 
2) Athens, Greece
3) Paris, France 
4) Berlin, Germany
5) Brussels, Belgium 
Answer:- 5) Brussels, Belgium
3 The 47th Conference of Governors was held recently in
1) Chennai 
2) Hyderabad
3) New Delhi 
4) Mumbai
5) Bengaluru 
Answer:- 3) New Delhi
4 The Indian govt recently sanctioned Rs 580 cr for a vital rail link connecting India with
1) Bangladesh 
2) Pakistan
3) Bhutan 
4) Nepal
5) Myanmar 
Answer:- 1) Bangladesh
5 The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, JP Nadda, recently outlined India’s strategy for elimination of Malaria disease by
1) 2017 
2) 2020
3) 2025 
4) 2028
5) 2030 
Answer:- 5) 2030
6 Which of the following countries appointed the Indian-origin Harinder Sidhu as the country’s next High Commissioner to India recently?
1) Canada 
2) France
3) Australia 
4) UK
5) Germany 
Answer:- 3) Australia
7 Tamar Hahn was appointed as the Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) recently. She belongs to
1) Uruguay 
2) Argentina
3) Turkey 
4) Israel
5) Sweden 
Answer:- 4) Israel
8 The Union Minister For Science & Technology & Earth Sciences, Harsh Vardhan, recently inaugurated the Translational Research Unit of Excellence (TRUE) in
1) Pune 
2) Gandhinagar
3) Jaipur 
4) Kolkata
5) Mangalore 
Answer:- 4) Kolkata
9 In its efforts to strengthen the aviation sector, which state govt has planned to set up the country’s first-ever Aviation Park there?
1) Rajasthan 
2) Maharashtra
3) Andhra Pradesh 
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Gujarat 
Answer:- 5) Gujarat
10 The 6th National Science Film Festival and Competition (NSFF) was held recently at Nehru Science Center in
1) Panaji 
2) Ahmedabad
3) Hyderabad 
4) Bhubaneswar
5) Mumbai 
Answer:- 5) Mumbai


13 FEBRUARY 2016
1 Which of the following Indian IT firms is all set to buy the US-based HealthPlan Services for $460 mn?
1) Wipro 
2) Infosys
3) TCS 
4) HCL
5) Tech Mahindra 
Answer:- 1) Wipro
2 A temporary account held by a third part which operates until the completion of a transaction process between two parties is called
1) virtual account 
2) current account
3) buffer account 
4) escrow account
5) nostro account 
Answer:- 4) escrow account
3 Which of the following countries topped the US Chamber of Commerce-International Intellectual Property Index 2016?
1) Singapore 
2) Norway
3) UK 
4) US
5) Japan 
Answer:- 4) US
4 Which state signed a joint venture pact for infrastructure development with the Indian Railway recently? It is the fifth state to sign such pact.
1) Jharkhand 
2) Bihar
3) West Bengal 
4) Assam
5) Chhattisgarh 
Answer:- 5) Chhattisgarh
5 India signed nine pacts, including on cyber security and infrastructure investment, with which gulf country recently? It is the third largest trading partner of India after the US and China.
1) Saudi Arabia 
2) Iran
3) UAE 
4) Bahrain
5) Kuwait 
Answer:- 3) UAE
6 Anirban Lahiri is associated with which of the following games?
1) Shooting 
2) Golf
3) Snooker 
4) Squash
5) Chess 
Answer:- 2) Golf
7 As per a study by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), hit with 19 disasters in 2015, India stands at _____ position among disaster affected countries.
1) third 
2) fourth
3) fifth 
4) seventh
5) ninth 
Answer:- 1) third
8 The European Space Agency (ESA) announced to bid final good bye to the Philae lander recently. Philae landed on _______ for the first time.
1) Pluto 
2) Mercury
3) Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko 
4) Titan
5) Jupiter 
Answer:- 3) Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
9 The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), which contributed to the landmark Gravitational waves discovery, is located in
1) Hyderabad 
2) Mumbai
3) Bengaluru 
4) Pune
5) Chennai 
Answer:- 4) Pune
10 The tainted umpire Asad Rauf was recently banned for five years by the BCCI. He belongs to
1) Bangladesh 
2) Pakistan
3) Afghanistan 
4) Sri Lanka
5) Zimbabwe 
Answer:- 2) Pakistan





15 FEBRUARY 2016
1 The World Radio Day is observed every year on
1) 4 Feb 
2) 9 Feb
3) 11 Feb 
4) 13 Feb
5) 15 Feb 
Answer:- 4) 13 Feb
2 The first Mega Food Park (MFP) of which state was inaugurated recently at Panwa village in Khargone district.
1) Madhya Pradesh 
2) Rajasthan
3) Himachal Pradesh 
4) Chhattisgarh
5) Jharkhand 
Answer:- 1) Madhya Pradesh
3 Vilas Tonapi has been appointed as Director of Indian Institute of Millets Research which is located in
1) Hyderabad 
2) Bhopal
3) Kolkata 
4) Kochi
5) Patna 
Answer:- 1) Hyderabad
4 In order to provide greater momentum to the Make in India initiative, Make in India Week was launched by the PM recently in
1) Bengaluru 
2) Hyderabad
3) Mumbai 
4) New Delhi
5) Jaipur 
Answer:- 3) Mumbai
5 The Reserve Bank of India recently signed an MoU with which of the following central banks to enter into a Currency Swap Agreement?
1) Central Bank of Iran 
2) Central Bank of the UAE
3) Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency 
4) Central Bank of Kuwait
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Central Bank of the UAE
6 India’s Kavita Raut clinched a gold medal in South Asian Games recently and booked Rio Olympics 2016 berth. She is a
1) long jumper 
2) pole vault player
3) boxer 
4) wrestler
5) long-distance runner 
Answer:- 5) long-distance runner
7 The govt has appointed Ramesh Abhishek as the next __________ secretary.
1) Home 
2) Revenue
3) Railway Board 
4) Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB)
5) Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) 
Answer:- 5) Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)
8 Which of the following public sector banks posted highest-ever quarterly loss by an Indian bank of Rs 3, 342 cr in the quarter ended Dec 2015?
1) Union Bank of India 
2) Bank of Baroda
3) Bank of India 
4) Central Bank of India
5) United Bank of India 
Answer:- 2) Bank of Baroda
9 Anil Agarwal has announced to invest $10 bn to set a LCD manufacturing plant in Maharashtra in India. He is the present chairman of
1) Essel Group 
2) Essar Group
3) Vedanta Group 
4) One97 Communications
5) HCL Technologies 
Answer:- 3) Vedanta Group
10 Which of the following teams won the ICC U-19 World Cup 2016 final recently in Mirpur, Bangladesh?
1) India 
2) Pakistan
3) Bangladesh 
4) West Indies
5) Sri Lanka 
Answer:- 4) West Indies
16 FEBRUARY 2016
1 Stretching their winning run to 40, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy recently defeating
1) Vera Dushevina and Barbora Krejcikova 
2) Chan Yung-jan and Zheng Jie
3) Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova 
4) Kimberly Birrell and Priscilla Hon
5) Jessica Moore and Storm Sanders 
Answer:- 1) Vera Dushevina and Barbora Krejcikova
2 Biraja Prasad, who died recently, was the India's present ambassador to
1) Kazakhstan 
2) Turkmenistan
3) Ukraine 
4) Tajikistan
5) Uzbekistan 
Answer:- 4) Tajikistan
3 Albert Pahimi Padacke has been appointed as the new prime minister of
1) Chad 
2) Algeria
3) Namibia 
4) Kenya
5) Nigeria 
Answer:- 1) Chad
4 Which of the following firms won the award for best in class for manufacturing at the inaugural TIME India awards?
1) Ajanta Pharma Limited 
2) Hero MotoCorp
3) Tata Steel 
4) JSW Steel
5) Nestle India 
Answer:- 3) Tata Steel
5 The joint military exercise ‘Lamitye 2016’ was held by Indian Army and their counterparts from which country recently?
1) Mauritius 
2) Singapore
3) Malaysia 
4) Indonesia
5) Seychelles 
Answer:- 5) Seychelles
6 Which of the following films won the Best Film award at the 69th BAFTA Awards 2016?
1) Spotlight 
2) Bridge of Spies
3) The Revenant 
4) Brooklyn
5) Room 
Answer:- 3) The Revenant
7 The RBI has announced to inject adequate additional liquidity to support banks using tools like LAF. The term LAF stands for
1) Liquidity Advancement Facility 
2) Liquidity Adjustment Facility
3) Liquidity Adequacy Facility 
4) Liquidity Approval Facility
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Liquidity Adjustment Facility
8 M Devaraja Reddy recently took over as the President of which of the following institutes?
1) IGNOU 2) IIT Delhi
3) IIM Ahmedabad 
4) ICAI
5) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 
Answer:- 4) ICAI
9 Who among the following received the Pride of Kerala Award from the World Malayalee Council recently?
1) Asin 
2) Sridevi
3) Vidya Balan 
4) Hema Malini
5) Rekha 
Answer:- 3) Vidya Balan
10 The Trade and Development Agency of which country inked a pact with the Andhra Pradesh Govt to develop infrastructure, communications and data systems in Visakhapatnam to make it a Smart City?
1) France 
2) China
3) Singapore 
4) US
5) Germany 
Answer:- 4) US




17 FEBRUARY 2016
1 PS Jayakumar is the present managing director and chief executive officer of
1) Bank of India 
2) Bank of Baroda
3) United Bank of India 
4) Indian Bank
5) Dena Bank 
Answer:- 2) Bank of Baroda
2 The IIP shrank 1.3% in Dec 2015 compared to last year. Here, what is the full form of the term IIP?
1) Index of Initial Production 
2) Index of Indian Produce
3) Index of Industrial Performance 
4) Index of Industrial Production
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Index of Industrial Production
3 Maharashtra gov has finalised a pact with which country under which the latter will fund 80% of the Rs 17,750-cr trans-harbour project connecting Mumbai and Navi Mumbai?
1) China 
2) Japan
3) US 
4) Germany
5) France 
Answer:- 2) Japan
4 The Jnanpith-winner ONV Kurup is no more. He was the most celebrated contemporary poet of
1) Malayalam 
2) Kannada
3) Telugu 
4) Tamil
5) Assamese 
Answer:- 1) Malayalam
5 The govt has launched a _________ fund called electronic development fund (EDF) to boost electronic manufacturing.
1) Rs 5,000-cr 
2) Rs 10,000-cr
3) Rs 15,000-cr 
4) Rs 20,000-cr
5) Rs 25,000-cr 
Answer:- 2) Rs 10,000-cr
6 The govt extended the term of UK Sinha till 2017 as the chairman of
1) IRDAI 
2) SEBI
3) PFRDA 
4) NABARD
5) SIDBI 
Answer:- 2) SEBI
7 Alejandro G Inarritu and Leonardo DiCaprio won the Best Director and the Best Actor award respectively at the 69th BAFTA awards for the film
1) Steve Jobs 
2) Bridge of Spies
3) Room 
4) Brooklyn
5) The Revenant 
Answer:- 5) The Revenant
8 Which of the following central universities turned 100 years on 13 Feb 2016?
1) Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) 
2) Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
3) Vishva Bharti 
4) Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
9 Which of the following firms was named manufacturing innovator of the year at the inaugural TIME India awards?
1) Ajanta Pharma 
2) Hero MotoCorp
3) Tata Steel 
4) TVS Motors
5) JSW Steel 
Answer:- 2) Hero MotoCorp
10 The US recently proposed to sale eight F-16s fighter aircrafts to which country?
1) Turkey 
2) Greece
3) Iran 
4) Saudi Arabia
5) Pakistan 
Answer:- 5) Pakistan





18 FEBRUARY 2016
1 Who among the following won the ‘Album of the Year’ award at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards?
1) Kendrick Lamar (To Pimp A Butterfly) 
2) Mark Ronson feat and Bruno Mars (Uptown Funk)
3) Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge (Thinking out loud) 
4) Taylor Swift (1989)
5) Jason Isbell (Something More Than Free) 
Answer:- 4) Taylor Swift (1989)
2 Who among the following won the men’s singles title of the Argentina Open 2016?
1) Rafael Nadal 
2) Nicolas Almagro
3) Dominic Thiem 
4) Roger Federer
5) Novak Djokovic 
Answer:- 3) Dominic Thiem
3 India and Sweden have signed a pact for technical cooperation in railways and other areas. The capital city of Sweden is
1) Wellington 
2) Oslo
3) Helsinki 
4) Stockholm
5) Copenhagen 
Answer:- 4) Stockholm
4 India has launched the lightest gun ever which weighs as less as 250 grams. The gun is named
1) Nirbhaya 
2) Nirbheek
3) Nidar 
4) INSAS Lite
5) Achook 
Answer:- 3) Nidar
5 The Govt recently unveiled the National Capital Goods policy with the objective to increase production of capital goods from Rs 230,000 cr in 2014-15 to ________ in 2025.
1) Rs 500,000 cr 
2) Rs 550,000 cr
3) Rs 600,000 cr 
4) Rs 650,000 cr
5) Rs 750,000 cr 
Answer:- 5) Rs 750,000 cr
6 Name the first missile to be developed by the DRDO under India's Integrated Guided Missile Development Program which has a range of 350 km.
1) Akash 
2) Prithvi-II
3) Prithvi-III 
4) Agni II
5) Agni III 
Answer:- 2) Prithvi-II
7 The Supreme Court recently directed the RBI to provide a list of companies which are defaulters of bank loans of over
1) Rs 100 cr 
2) Rs 200 cr
3) Rs 500 cr 
4) Rs 1000 cr
5) Rs 5000 cr 
Answer:- 3) Rs 500 cr
8 __________ has launched ‘Japan Desk’, a first-of-its-kind initiative to facilitate Japanese corporates looking to invest in India with banking and advisory services.
1) State Bank of India 
2) Punjab National Bank
3) Canara Bank 
4) Bank of Baroda
5) Indian Overseas Bank 
Answer:- 1) State Bank of India
9 Which of the following PSBs named Vijay Mallya’s firm UB Holdings a “wilful defaulter” recently?
1) Dena Bank 
2) Vijaya Bank
3) Indian Bank 
4) Syndicate Bank
5) Punjab National Bank 
Answer:- 5) Punjab National Bank
10 ________ has been declared cleanest city of country in Swachh Sarvekshan-2016.
1) Visakhapatnam 
2) Mysuru
3) New Delhi 
4) Tiruchirappalli
5) Chandigarh 
Answer:- 2) Mysuru



19 FEBRUARY 2016
1 In the present Union Council of Ministers, Prakash Javadekar is the Union Minister of
1) Environment, Forest and Climate Change 
2) Communications and Information Technology
3) Science and Technology 
4) Information and Broadcasting
5) Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation 
Answer:- 1) Environment, Forest and Climate Change
2 Yogesh Kumar Tyagi has been appointed the new vice-chancellor of
1) Delhi University 
2) JNU
3) BHU 
4) AMU
5) Vishva Bharti 
Answer:- 1) Delhi University
3 Mahamaham is a Hindu Kumbh Mela festival celebrated every 12 years in a town called Kumbakonam in
1) Karnataka 
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Telangana 
4) Maharashtra
5) Tamil Nadu 
Answer:- 5) Tamil Nadu
4 Apple has announced to build its very first technology development centre outside US in
1) Bengaluru 
2) Hyderabad
3) Chennai 
4) Mumbai
5) Gurgaon 
Answer:- 2) Hyderabad
5 The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal to notify the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The TFA is related to
1) SAARC 
2) ASEAN
3) WTO 
4) TPP
5) SCO 
Answer:- 3) WTO
6 Name the popular lyricist who has made into the Guinness Book of World Records this year for writing the most number of songs for Bollywood films.
1) Javed Akhtar 
2) Gulzar
3) Prasoon Joshi 
4) Sameer Anjaan
5) Piyush Pandey 
Answer:- 4) Sameer Anjaan
7 The Record of the Year award at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards went to
1) Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson) 
2) Really Love (D’Angelo and the Vanguard)
3) Blank Space (Taylor Swift) 
4) Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
5) Can’t Feel My Face (the Weeknd) 
Answer:- 1) Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson)
8 The Easwar Committee recommendations are related to
1) NBFCs 
2) Urban Co-operative Banks
3) simplifying income tax laws 
4) simplifying company registration process
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) simplifying income tax laws
9 Name the person who will be conferred with the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), France's highest civilian honour.
1) Ritu Kumar 
2) Sabyasachi Mukherji
3) Manish Malhotra 
4) Manish Arora
5) Rohit Bal 
Answer:- 4) Manish Arora
10 As per the news published in newspapers, the govt is considering about “bad bank” initiative. The bad bank is aimed at
1) shaming banks with high NPA 
2) shaming banks with poor customer services
3) takeover of inefficient banks 
4) taking over the NPAs of banks
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) taking over the NPAs of banks

20 FEBRUARY 2016
1 Professor David Shulman has been selected for the prestigious Israel Prize. He is a renowned
1) environmentalist 
2) astrologist
3) Indologist 
4) historian
5) biologist 
Answer:- 3) Indologist
2 Around Rs 1,500 cr of Bandhan Bank loan book – that qualified as priority sector lending – has been sold to other banks under IBPC. The term IBPC stands for
1) Interbank Preferential Certificates 
2) Interbank Partnership Certificates
3) Interbank Proprietary Certificates 
4) Interbank Participatory Certificates
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Interbank Participatory Certificates
3 The Govt has cut interest rates on short-term post office deposits, Kisan Vikas Patras and other small saving schemes below five years of maturity by
1) 0.10 per cent 
2) 0.25 per cent
3) 0.50 per cent 
4) 0.75 per cent
5) 1.25 per cent 
Answer:- 2) 0.25 per cent
4 Investment commitment of about __________ has been committed during the Make in India week that concluded in Mumbai recently.
1) Rs 8 lakh cr 
2) Rs 11 lakh cr
3) Rs 12 lakh cr 
4) Rs 15 lakh cr
5) Rs 18 lakh cr 
Answer:- 4) Rs 15 lakh cr
5 Kalikho Pul has been sworn-in as new Chief Minister of
1) Himachal Pradesh 
2) Arunachal Pradesh
3) Sikkim 
4) Assam
5) Manipur 
Answer:- 2) Arunachal Pradesh
6 In life insurance, the penetration in India is just about _________ of the GDP.
1) 1.5 per cent 
2) 1.8 per cent
3) 2.2 per cent 
4) 2.6 per cent
5) 3.2 per cent 
Answer:- 4) 2.6 per cent
7 India’s oil imports from Saudi Arabia and Iraq hit the highest in more than a decade in Jan. India is world’s _______ crude oil importer.
1) largest 
2) second-largest
3) third-largest 
4) fourth-largest
5) fifth-largest 
Answer:- 3) third-largest
8 Harper Lee, famous for the masterpiece “To Kill a Mockingbird,” passed away recently. She was an American
1) novelist 
2) cartoonist
3) painter 
4) actress
5) comedian 
Answer:- 1) novelist
9 The govt has appointed Amit Mitra as the chairman of the goods and services tax (GST) panel. He is the present finance minister of
1) Maharashtra 
2) Madhya Pradesh
3) West Bengal 
4) Odisha
5) Gujarat 
Answer:- 3) West Bengal
10 Of the proposed Rs 25,000 cr capital infusion meant for 2015-16, the govt has pumped in about Rs 20,000 cr till Jan 2016 in ______ PSU banks.
1) eight 
2) nine
3) ten 
4) 11
5) 13 
Answer:- 5) 13
22 FEBRUARY 2016
1 The Make in India week was held in Mumbai recently in an effort to boost manufacturing in India. What is the share of manufacturing in the gross domestic product (GDP)?
1) 11 per cent 
2) 15 per cent
3) 17 per cent 
4) 25 per cent
5) 28 per cent 
Answer:- 3) 17 per cent
2 The Marshall Islands is in process to sue India and others in International Court of Justice. Capital city of the tiny island country is
1) Majuro 
2) Bridgetown
3) Nassau 
4) Luanda
5) Tirana 
Answer:- 1) Majuro
3 Faustin Archange Touadera has won the 2016 Presidential election of
1) Chad 
2) Nigeria
3) Yemen 
4) Central African Republic
5) Albania 
Answer:- 4) Central African Republic
4 The Union Minister Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the Vibrant North-East 2016 Summit and Exhibition recently in
1) Aizawl 
2) Guwahati
3) Itanagar 
4) Agartala
5) Kohima 
Answer:- 2) Guwahati
5 What is India’s ranking in terms of how its domestic policies support worldwide innovation, as per report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)?
1) 34th 
2) 46th
3) 54th 
4) 62nd
5) 71st 
Answer:- 3) 54th
6 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 21 Feb launched the ambitious Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban (rural-urban) Mission from Dongargarh block of
1) Jharkhand 
2) Haryana
3) Madhya Pradesh 
4) Chhattisgarh
5) Rajasthan 
Answer:- 4) Chhattisgarh
7 The cumulative gross NPAs of 24 listed public sector banks, including market leader SBI and its associates, stood at __________ as on Dec 31, 2015.
1) Rs 2 lakh cr 
2) Rs 3 lakh cr
3) Rs 4 lakh cr 
4) Rs 5 lakh cr
5) Rs 8 lakh cr 
Answer:- 3) Rs 4 lakh cr
8 What is the non-life penetration of the gross domestic product (GDP)?
1) 0.4 per cent 
2) 0.7 per cent
3) 0.8 per cent 
4) 2.1 per cent
5) 2.6 per cent 
Answer:- 2) 0.7 per cent
9 Post office savings of 1, 2 and 3 year term deposits, Kisan Vikas Patra as well as 5-year Recurring Deposits till now earned 0.25 per cent higher interest than the _______ of similar tenures.
1) bank deposits 
2) commercial paper
3) employee provident fund 
4) govt securities
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) govt securities
10 __________ is a form of securitization through which a bank buys other’s assets for a stipulated period, taking the credit risk of the folio.
1) repo 
2) IBPC
3) SLR 
4) MSF
5) Bank rate 
Answer:- 2) IBPC



23 FEBRUARY 2016
1 Brendon McCullum blasted the fastest test century coming from just 54 balls recently against Australia. He has been playing for
1) New Zealand 
2) Australia
3) South Africa 
4) England
5) West Indies 
Answer:- 1) New Zealand
2 The International Mother Language Day (Bhasha Divas) is observed across the world on
1) 18 Feb 
2) 20 Feb
3) 21 Feb 
4) 23 Feb
5) 24 Feb 
Answer:- 3) 21 Feb
3 The Indian film “Ottal” (The Trap) has been named as best feature-length and best short films in the children’s category at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival. It is in
1) Malayalam 
2) Telugu
3) Tamil 
4) Kannada
5) Assamese 
Answer:- 1) Malayalam
4 Justice Vineet Saran has been appointed by the President as the new Chief Justice of
1) Karnataka High Court 
2) Bombay High Court
3) Orissa High Court 
4) Allahabad High Court
5) Madras High Court 
Answer:- 3) Orissa High Court
5 India and Nepal have signed seven pacts during Nepalese PM KP Sharma Oli’s recent visit to New Delhi. Which of the following is NOT one of them?
1) Operationalization of Vishakhapatnam Port 
2) Transit between Nepal and Bangladesh through Kakarbitta-Banglabandh corridor
3) Letters of Exchange on Rail Transport Inauguration of Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar transmission line 
4) Establishment of Eminent Persons Group (EPG)
5) None of these 
Answer:- 5) None of these
6 The book “Playing It My Way” has entered the Limca Book of Records in the category of best-selling books across both fiction and non-fiction categories. It is the autobiography of
1) Brian Lara 
2) Steve Waugh
3) Saurav Ganguly 
4) Kapil Dev
5) Sachin Tendulkar 
Answer:- 5) Sachin Tendulkar
7 Which of the following teams won the Hockey India League (HIL) title in the fourth edition recently?
1) Kalinga Lancers 
2) Mumbai Magicians
3) Delhi Waveriders 
4) Punjab Warriors
5) Ranchi Rhinos 
Answer:- 4) Punjab Warriors
8 Who among the following clinched the women’s singles title of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2016?
1) Barbora Strycova 
2) Maria Sharapova
3) Roberta Vinci 
4) Sara Errani
5) Flavia Pennetta 
Answer:- 4) Sara Errani
9 Bhubaneshwari Mishra, who passed away recently, was a renowned
1) composer 
2) classical and playback singer
3) classical dancer 
4) novelist
5) actor 
Answer:- 2) classical and playback singer
10 PM Narendra Modi launched the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban mission (SPMRM) from Chhattisgarh recently. The govt has earmarked over Rs 5,000 cr for the mission to develop ______ clusters over next three years.
1) 100 
2) 200
3) 300 
4) 400
5) 500 
Answer:- 3) 300
24 FEBRUARY 2016
1 India and Armenia have signed an agreement for cooperation in the agriculture sector. The capital city of Armenia is
1) Yerevan
2) Caracas
3) Lusaka
4) Montevideo
5) Ashgabat
Answer:- 1) Yerevan
2 The payments bank promoted by who among the following appointed Shinjini Kumar, a former central banker, as the CEO recently subject to approval by the RBI?
1) Vodafone
2) Vijay Shekhar SharmaPaytm
3) Tech Mahindra
4) Aditya Birla Nuvo
5) Dilip Shantilal Shanghvi
Answer:- 2) Vijay Shekhar SharmaPaytm
3 Umberto Eco, who wrote best-selling novels including “The Name of the Rose,” was a(n) _________ author.
1) Russian
2) Spanish
3) US
4) British
5) Italian
Answer:- 5) Italian
4 As per the recent report on international arms transfers released by the global think-tank SIPRI, which country was the world’s largest arm importer in the 2011-15 timeline?
1) South Korea
2) India
3) Australia
4) China
5) Saudi Arabia
Answer:- 2) India
5 Katni, which will have India’s longest railway bridge (14 km in length), is situated in
1) Karnataka
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Uttar Pradesh
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Himachal Pradesh
Answer:- 4) Madhya Pradesh
6 The Public sector oil major ONGC has approved an investment of Rs 5,050 cr in which of the following northeastern states for drilling of wells and other facilities?
1) Assam
2) Manipur
3) Mizoram
4) Tripura
5) Meghalaya
Answer:- 4) Tripura
7 The Rs 5,000-cr stake sale by the govt in _________ recently saw very good response on offer for sale (OFS).
1) NTPC
2) Indian Oil
3) EIL
4) ONGC
5) Coal India
Answer:- 1) NTPC
8 The Parliament of __________ has become the first in world to run on solar power.
1) Bangladesh
2) Sri Lanka
3) Pakistan
4) Japan
5) Morocco
Answer:- 3) Pakistan
9 The Central Excise Day is observed every year on
1) 18 Feb
2) 20 Feb
3) 21 Feb
4) 23 Feb
5) 24 Feb
Answer:- 5) 24 Feb
10 Payments banks cannot
1) facilitate payments and remittances
2) sell mutual funds, insurance and pension products
3) disburse loans
4) accept demand/savings deposits up to Rs 1 lakh
5) None of these
Answer:- 3) disburse loans
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25 FEBRUARY 2016
1 As President Pranab Mukherjee mentioned during his address to the joint session of the parliament recently there are over ______ Jan Dhan account holders at present.
1) 11 cr 
2) 15 cr
3) 21 cr 
4) 25 cr
5) 31 cr 
Answer:- 3) 21 cr
2 The recent stake sale in NTPC was the second-biggest disinvestment of the current financial year while the biggest one is of Rs 9,370-cr worth
1) IOC 
2) Coal India
3) ONGC 
4) HMT
5) BHEL 
Answer:- 1) IOC
3 The Centre has appointed three information commissioners in the Central Information Commission (CIC). Who among the following is/are NOT one of them?
1) Divya Prakash Sinha 
2) BS Bassi
3) Bimal Julka 
4) Amitava Bhattacharyya
5) Both 3) and 4) 
Answer:- 2) BS Bassi
4 Vienna has been declared world's best city to live in the 18th Mercer Quality of Life study. Vienna is the capital city of
1) Sweden 
2) Norway
3) Spain 
4) Austria
5) Netherlands 
Answer:- 4) Austria
5 Which of the following cities (ranked 139 in world) is best Indian city to live in as per the 18th Mercer Quality of Life study?
1) Bengaluru 
2) Chennai
3) Pune 
4) Mumbai
5) Hyderabad 
Answer:- 5) Hyderabad
6 The RBI has decided to extend the SAARC Currency Swap Arrangement till Nov 14, 2017 under which it will be offering swap arrangement up to an overall amount of
1) USD 1 bn 
2) USD 2 bn
3) USD 3 bn 
4) USD 4 bn
5) USD 5 bn 
Answer:- 2) USD 2 bn
7 The ARCs are meant to offload non-performing assets (NPAs) of banks. Here, the term ARC stands for
1) Asset Restructuring Company 
2) Asset Resourcing Company
3) Asset Reconstruction Company 
4) Asset Refinancing Company
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Asset Reconstruction Company
8 The Voter Verifiable Paper Trial (VVPT) will be introduced in 10 constituencies for the first time in upcoming assembly polls in
1) West Bengal 
2) Assam
3) Uttar Pradesh 
4) Arunachal Pradesh
5) Jammu & Kashmir 
Answer:- 2) Assam
9 The Indian-origin art lover and playwright Ismail Mahomed from _______ has been knighted by the French govt for his lifelong devotion to the promotion of arts.
1) South Africa 
2) Malaysia
3) Indonesia 
4) Singapore
5) Italy 
Answer:- 1) South Africa
10 The fifth edition of IBSAMAR 2016 trilateral naval exercise was held recently. The exercise was held between
1) India, Brazil and Saudi Arabia 
2) India, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia
3) India, Brazil and Singapore 
4) India, Brazil and South Africa
5) India, Brazil and Sri Lanka 
Answer:- 4) India, Brazil and South Africa

27 FEBRUARY 2016
1 Vijay Mallya has been replaced by who among the following as the new chairman of the Diageo-controlled United Spirits (USL) recently?
1) MK Sharma 
2) Dinesh K Sarraf
3) B Ashok 
4) Gurdeep Singh
5) Ramesh Nair 
Answer:- 1) MK Sharma
2 Lalita Babar has been named Sportsperson of the Year in India Sports Awards 2015. She is a
1) boxer 
2) wrestler
3) archer 
4) long-distance runner
5) triple jumper 
Answer:- 4) long-distance runner
3 The public sector bank IDBI Bank has got Sebi’s nod to raise Rs 3,771 cr via QIP. The term QIP stands for
1) Qualified International Placement 
2) Qualified Institutional Placement
3) Qualified Internal Placement 
4) Qualified Introductory Placement
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Qualified Institutional Placement
4 The Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhu, has announced in the Railway Budget 2016-17 plans to set up an innovation committee headed by Ratan Tata which will be named
1) SUTRA 
2) UDAY
3) Tejas 
4) Vikalp
5) SMART 
Answer:- 1) SUTRA
5 Ashwini Nangia has been appointed as the Director of the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory which is situated at
1) Patna 
2) Pune
3) Nasik 
4) Bhopal
5) Chennai 
Answer:- 2) Pune
6 Justice Dinesh Maheshwari has been sworn-in as the new chief justice of the
1) Allahabad High Court 
2) Karnataka High Court
3) Meghalaya High Court 
4) Madras High Court
5) Patna High Court 
Answer:- 3) Meghalaya High Court
7 The Govt has given its nod to $150-mn credit to which of the following countries for Chabahar Port?
1) Sri Lanka 
2) Bangladesh
3) Iraq 
4) Maldives
5) Iran 
Answer:- 5) Iran
8 Who among the following has been named by the Nissan as its brand ambassador?
1) Virat Kohli 
2) MS Dhoni
3) Rohit Sharma 
4) Shikhar Dhawan
5) Ravindra Jadeja Answer:- 3) Rohit Sharma
9 The economic survey for 2015-16, prepared by the finance ministry's chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian, proposes widening tax net from 5.5% of earning individuals to more than
1) 08% 
2) 10%
3) 12% 
4) 15%
5) 20% 
Answer:- 5) 20%
10 The Rail Minister, in the budget for 2016-17, has proposed a fully air-conditioned third AC service with an optional service for meals named
1) Yatri Express 
2) Tejas
3) UDAY 
4) Antyodaya Express
5) Humsafar 
Answer:- 5) Humsafar



1 The Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar award 2016 will be given to
1) Ranveer Singh 
2) Sanjay Leela Bhansali
3) Ranbir Kapoor 
4) Aamir Khan
5) Both 1) and 2) 
Answer:- 5) Both 1) and 2)
2 Who among the following has been elected as the new FIFA President?
1) Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa 2) Sepp Blatter
3) Gianni Infantino 
4) Diego Maradona
5) Edson Cholbi Nascimento 
Answer:- 3) Gianni Infantino
3 Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, who has been “named national goodwill ambassador for youth” by the UNDP, is the limited-overs captain of the cricket team of
1) Pakistan 
2) Bangladesh
3) Sri Lanka 
4) Zimbabwe
5) Afghanistan 
Answer:- 2) Bangladesh
4 Goverdhan Mehta has been conferred with Federal Republic of Germany’s prestigious `Cross of the Order of Merit’. He is a researcher related to
1) chemical sciences 
2) astrology
3) microbiology 
4) dermatology
5) economics 
Answer:- 1) chemical sciences
5 Which of the following was declared “Best Company Promoting Sports (Private Sector)” in the country at the National Sports Awards 2015?
1) Federal Bank 
2) Tata Steel
3) Federal Bank 
4) Sahara India
5) YES Bank 
Answer:- 5) YES Bank
6 The prestigious Astronautical Society of India's Aryabhata Award 2016 has been given to
1) BHVS Narayana Murthy 
2) AS Kiran Kumar
3) R Chidambaram 
4) Avinash Chander
5) VK Saraswat 
Answer:- 4) Avinash Chander
7 The two-day G20 Finance Ministers and central bank governors summit was held recently in
1) Buenos Aires, Argentina 
2) Canberra, Australia
3) Brasilia, Brazil 
4) Shanghai, China
5) Toronto, Canada 
Answer:- 4) Shanghai, China
8 Vedanta has bagged the Baghmara (Sonakhan) gold mine, the country’s first gold mine to be auctioned, in the state of
1) Jharkhand 
2) Chhattisgarh
3) Tamil Nadu 
4) West Bengal
5) Karnataka 
Answer:- 2) Chhattisgarh
9 The Economic Survey 2015-16 says that spreading the JAM Trinity will reduce leakages in subsidy distribution. In the term JAM, the letter ‘A’ stands for
1) Aadhaar 
2) Authentication
3) Accreditation 
4) Advertisement
5) Announcement 
Answer:- 1) Aadhaar
10 The 13th World Spice Congress was held recently in
1) Chennai 
2) Bengaluru
3) Ahmedabad 
4) Hyderabad
5) Thiruvananthapuram 
Answer:- 3) Ahmedabad


02 MARCH 2016
Ques. : 1 A new doppler radar to boost the weather forecasting system in the cyclone-prone eastern coast will be commissioned in Gopalpur, Odisha soon. Such radar is/are already deployed in
1) Paradip 
2) Visakhapatnam
3) Machilipatnam 
4) Kolkata
5) All the above 
Answer:- 5) All the above
Ques. : 2 President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Muziris Heritage Project in which of the following states recently?
1) Kerala 
2) Karnataka
3) West Bengal 
4) Gujarat
5) Manipur 
Answer:- 1) Kerala
Ques. : 3 Rozle Prezelj has been elected the new chairman of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Athletes’ Commission. He is a high-jumper from
1) Kenya 
2) Nigeria
3) Estonia 
4) Slovenia
5) Kosovo 
Answer:- 4) Slovenia
Ques. : 4 Who among the following won the “Best Actor in a Leading Role” awards at the 2016 Oscars?
1) Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)
2) Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
3) Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) 
4) Matt Damon (The Martian)
5) Bryan Cranston (Trumbo) 
Answer:- 3) Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Ques. : 5 Which of the following films won the “Best Picture” awards at the 2016 Oscars?
1) The Big Short 
2) Bridge of Spies
3) Spotlight 
4) Mad Max: Fury Road
5) The Revenant 
Answer:- 3) Spotlight
Ques. : 6 The General Budget 2016-17 has proposed allocation of initial sums of Rs 100 cr each for centenary of Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay and 350th Birth Anniversary of
1) Lal Bahadur Shashtri 
2) Madan Mohan Malviya
3) Veer Sawarkar 
4) Guru Gobind Singh
5) Subhash Chandra Bose 
Answer:- 4) Guru Gobind Singh
Ques. : 7 Resul Pookutty has become the first Asian to win Golden Reel Award. He belongs to
1) Pakistan 
2) India
3) Bangladesh 
4) Indonesia
5) Malaysia 
Answer:- 2) India
Ques. : 8 As per the Budget proposals for 2016-17, what per cent Krishi Kalyan Cess will be levied on all services?
1) 0.25 per cent 
2) 0.50 per cent
3) 0.75 per cent 
4) 1 per cent
5) 1.25 per cent 
Answer:- 2) 0.50 per cent
Ques. : 9 As proposed in the Budget for 2016-17, surchargee on persons, other than companies, firms and cooperative societies having income above Rs 1 cr to be raised from 12% to
1) 15 per cent 
2) 16 per cent
3) 17 per cent 
4) 18 per cent
5) 20 per cent 
Answer:- 1) 15 per cent
Ques. : 10 As pre the Budget proposals for 2016-17, the companies with revenue less than Rs 5 cr will be taxed at ______ plus surcharge.
1) 21% 
2) 23%
3) 25% 
4) 27%
5) 29% 
Answer:- 5) 29%
1 MARCH 2016
Ques. : 1 What amount has been allocated for the new Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) scheme in the Union Budget for 2016-17?
1) Rs 500 cr 
2) Rs 1,000 cr
3) Rs 1,500 cr 
4) Rs 2,000 cr
5) Rs 2,500 cr 
Answer:- 2) Rs 1,000 cr
Ques. : 2 In the Union Budget for 2016-17, the excise duty on tobacco products other than beedis has been raised from 10 per cent to
1) 12 per cent 
2) 14 per cent
3) 15 per cent 
4) 18 per cent
5) 20 per cent 
Answer:- 3) 15 per cent
Ques. : 3 The budget for 2016-17 proposes 1 per cent service charge on purchase of luxury cars over Rs 10 lakh and in-cash purchase of goods and services over
1) Rs 50,000 
2) Rs 75,000
3) Rs 1 lakh 
4) Rs 1.5 lakh
5) Rs 2 lakh 
Answer:- 5) Rs 2 lakh
Ques. : 4 An additional exemption of Rs 50,000 has been proposed in the Union Budget for 2016-17 for housing loans up to Rs 35 lakh, provided cost of house is not above
1) Rs 40 lakh 
2) Rs 45 lakh
3) Rs 50 lakh 
4) Rs 60 lakh
5) Rs 75 lakh 
Answer:- 3) Rs 50 lakh
Ques. : 5 What amount has been allocated for MGNREGA scheme for 2016-17 in the Union Budget for 2016-17?
1) Rs 30,500 cr 
2) Rs 34,500 cr
3) Rs 38,500 cr 
4) Rs 40,500 cr
5) Rs 44,500 cr 
Answer:- 3) Rs 38,500 cr
Ques. : 6 Hashim Thaci has been elected as the new president of
1) Serbia 
2) Albania
3) Kosovo 
4) Estonia
5) Eretria 
Answer:- 3) Kosovo
Ques. : 7 The National Science Day is celebrated in India each year to mark the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’ by Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on
1) 24 Feb 
2) 25 Feb
3) 28 Feb 
4) 29 Feb
5) 01 Mar 
Answer:- 3) 28 Feb
Ques. : 8 Who among the following has been appointment as the first chairman of the proposed Banks Board Bureau (BBB)?
1) Anjuly Chib Duggal 
2) Roopa Kudwa
3) Anil Khandelwal 
4) HN Sinor
5) Vinod Rai 
Answer:- 5) Vinod Rai
Ques. : 9 Which of the following states is all set to be declared as India’s first digital state by the President Pranab Mukherjee?
1) Karnataka 
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Andhra Pradesh 
4) Telangana
5) Kerala 
Answer:- 5) Kerala
Ques. : 10 BK Garudachar passed away recently. He was India’s oldest
1) cricketer 
2) hockey player
3) tennis player 
4) shuttler
5) boxer 
Answer:- 1) cricketer


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