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OBJECTIVE QNS. APRIL 2016 --KUNDAN SIR == USEFUL FOR SBI CLERKS,UIIC, IBPS PO


PAPER I

1 In line with the Indradhanush plan, PSU banks got Rs 25,000 cr in 2015-16 and will receive what amount in 2016-17?
1) Rs 10,000 cr 
2) Rs 20,000 cr
3) Rs 25,000 cr 
4) Rs 34,000 cr
5) Rs 40,000 cr 

2 Kachhabali village in which of the following states became the 1st in the state to vote to close down its lone liquor shop recently?
1) Bihar 
2) Rajasthan
3) Madhya Pradesh 
4) Andhra Pradesh
5) Karnataka 

3 The RBI has said that fixed-rate loans of up to what duration offered by lenders will have to be set based on their marginal cost of funding?
1) Three years 
2) Five years
3) Seven years 
4) Nine years
5) 10 years 

4 Faustin Archange Touadera took oath as the new elected president of which of the following countries recently?
1) Nigeria 
2) Central African Republic
3) Chad 
4) Cameroon
5) Ethiopia 

5 PM Narendra Modi recently launched Asia's biggest telescope located at Devasthal near Nainital in Uttarakhand which is developed with assistance of
1) Sweden 
2) US
3) Norway 
4) Belgium
5) France 

6 The govt has set a target of 175 Gigawatts of installed renewable energy capacity by 2022. Of this, what amount of energy is to come from solar power?
1) 50 GW 
2) 75 GW
3) 90 GW 
4) 100 GW
5) 150 GW 

7 The Centre has extended the basic customs duty on wheat imports for three months to protect farmers during harvesting season. The duty is imposed at
1) 5 per cent 
2) 10 per cent
3) 15 per cent 
4) 20 per cent
5) 25 per cent 

8 Name the legendary playback singer who entered Guinness World Records recently for recording highest number of songs in several languages.
1) Asha Bhosle 
2) P Susheela
3) Alka Yagnik 
4) Kavita Krishnamurthy
5) Sujatha Mohan 

9 The limit for long term FPIs in central govt securities will be enhanced to what amount from 4 Apr 2016?
1) Rs 44,100 cr 
2) Rs 50,000 cr
3) Rs 56,000 cr 
4) Rs 60,000 cr
5) Rs 65,000 cr 

10 The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has decided to provide interest on inoperative accounts from
1) 1 Apr 2016 
2) 1 May 2016
3) 1 Jun 2016 
4) 1 Sep 2016
5) 1 Apr 2017 

11 Which country will get a cheap $100-mn loan from the World Bank to help create 100,000 jobs for Syrian refugees and its own citizens?
1) Jordan 
2) Lebanon
3) Turkey 
4) Egypt
5) Armenia 

12 India has become the world’s fourth largest spender on defence according to the US research firm IHS Inc. The largest defence spender is
1) China 
2) Russia
3) Saudi Arabia 
4) Brazil
5) US 

13 The capital city of Cambodia is
1) Nassau 
2) Naypyidaw
3) Phnom Penh 
4) Belmopan
5) Gaborone

14 The host country of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup is
1) England 
2) Argentina
3) Germany 
4) France
5) India 

15 The 4th Nuclear Security Summit attended by PM Narendra Modi was held recently in
1) London 
2) Paris
3) Washington 
4) Brussels
5) Geneva 

16 The Central Board of Direct Taxes signed 11 unilateral APAs recently aimed at providing a predictable and non-adversarial tax regime. The term APA stands for
1) Accounted Pricing Agreement 
2) Audited Pricing Agreement
3) Appropriate Pricing Agreement 
4) Advance Pricing Agreement
5) None of these 

17 India will host the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in Nov in the city
1) Mumbai 
2) New Delhi
3) Kolkata 
4) Chennai
5) Hyderabad 

18 Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has been elected as the first female house speaker of the parliament of
1) Cuba 
2) Chile
3) Philippines 
4) Thailand
5) Vietnam 

19 14 Apr 2016 is being celebrated as the 125th birth anniversary of
1) Bhagat Singh 
2) Vallabhbhai Patel
3) Subhas Chandra Bose 
4) BR Ambedkar
5) Swami Vivekananda 

20 PM Narendra Modi will on Apr 5 inaugurate ‘Stand Up India’ initiative which is aimed at creating jobs and promoting entrepreneurship among
1) Women 
2) ST
3) SC 
4) All the above
5) Only 2) and 3) 

21 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 

22 The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the ______ virus a global health emergency recently.
1) Ebola 
2) Dengue
3) Tuberculosis 
4) Swine Flu
5) Zika 

23 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 

24 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 

25 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 

26 ______ has won the 61st National School Athletics championship held in Kozhikode, Kerala.
1) Maharashtra 
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Kerala 
4) Uttar Pradesh
5) Karnataka 

27 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 

28 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 

29 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 

30 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 

31 Who among the following won the women’s singles title of the 2016 Miami Open tennis tournament?
1) Victoria Azarenka 
2) Svetlana Kuznetsova
3) Petra Kvitova 
4) Jelena Jankovic
5) Sania Mirza 

32 In a first, DCB Bank offered Aadhaar-based ATM transactions sans PIN recently. The private sector lender is headquartered in
1) Chennai 
2) Hyderabad
3) Kochi 
4) Mumbai
5) Kolkata 

33 Which of the following teams won the ICC Women’s World T-20 2016 title?
1) England 
2) Australia
3) West Indies 
4) India
5) South Africa 

34 The Development Bank KfW will provide loan assistance to metro system for Nagpur. The DfW bank is based in
1) France 
2) US
3) Germany 
4) Spain
5) Japan 

35 Kallol Roy has been appointed as the new CMD of
1) BARC 
2) NTPC
3) NHPC 
4) Power Finance Corporation
5) Bhartiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam

36 What is the full form of the term CBEC?
1) Central Board of Excise and Commerce 
2) Central Board of Export and Customs
3) Central Board of Excise and Customs
4) Central Board of Excise on Commodity
5) None of these 

37 The Govt extended the safeguard duty on some steel imports by two years, till Mar 2018. This is to protect domestic industry from onslaught of cheap supplies especially from
1) UK 
2) Japan
3) Malaysia 
4) Indonesia
5) China 

38 PM Narendra Modi visited TCS’ all-women IT centre in which of the following cities abroad recently?
1) Dubai 
2) Manama
3) Kuwait City 
4) Riyadh
5) Tehran 

39 What is India’s ranking among the world’s Top-Ten largest manufacturing countries as per the recent UNIDO report?
1) Third 
2) Fourth
3) Fifth 
4) Sixth
5) Seventh 

40 Azerbaijan announced a unilateral ceasefire against Armenian forces recently. The capital city of Azerbaijan is
1) Baku 
2) Manama
3) Luanda 
4) Tirana
5) Nassau 



41 The RBI in its first monetary policy review of FY17 pegged 2016-17 GDP growth forecast at
1) 8.3% 
2) 8.1%
3) 7.9% 
4) 7.6%
5) 7.3% 

42 The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu was hit with a 6.9 magnitude earthquake recently. The capital city of Vanuatu is
1) Santiago 
2) San Jose
3) Belmopan 
4) Nicosia
5) Port Vila 

43 India signed an agreement with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) recently. Which of the following is NOT one of the 56 members of IDB?
1) Saudi Arabia 
2) UAE
3) Egypt 
4) Kuwait
5) None of these 

44 The RBI announced its first monetary policy review of the financial year 2016-17 on 5 Apr. What is the new Repo rate?
1) 6.75% 
2) 6.50%
3) 6.25% 
4) 7%
5) 7.25% 

45 The RBI adjusted the reverse repo rate in its monetary policy review on 5 Apr. What is the new reverse repo rate?
1) 7% 
2) 6.5%
3) 6.75% 
4) 6.25%
5) 6% 

46 The RBI has reduced the minimum daily maintenance of the cash reserve ratio (CRR) from 95% of the requirement to _____ with effect from the fortnight beginning Apr 16.
1) 90% 
2) 85%
3) 80% 
4) 75%
5) 70% 

47 The RBI on 5 Apr cut the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate 0.75% to lower banks’ borrowing cost. The new MSF is
1) 8% 
2) 7.75%
3) 7.50% 
4) 7.25%
5) 7% 

48 Which of the following states on 5 Apr decided to impose a total ban on alcohol?
1) Haryana 
2) Punjab
3) Uttar Pradesh 
4) Uttarakhand
5) Bihar 

49 The National Maritime Day of India is observed on
1) 2 Apr 
2) 3 Apr
3) 5 Apr 
4) 6 Apr
5) 7 Apr 

50 Tran Dai Quang was sworn in as the new President of which of the following countries recently?
1) Chile 
2) Vietnam
3) Philippines 
4) Cambodia
5) Venezuela 

PAPER II
1 PM Narendra Modi launched ‘Stand Up India’ scheme recently. Under the scheme, ______ bank branches in the country will provide loans to certain entrepreneurs.
1) 25,000 lakh 
2) 50,000 lakh
3) 1 lakh 
4) 1.25 lakh

5) 2.50 lakh
 

2 The govt has set up a high-level committee to suggest ways to strengthen the security along the border with Pakistan. The Committee is chaired by
1) Rajiv Mehrishi 
2) LC Goyal
3) VK Singh 
4) Madhukar Gupta
5) Bikram Singh 

3 Visiline Jepkesho and Cyprian Kotut won women’s and men’s titles respectively at the 40th edition of the Paris Marathon recently. Both of them belong to
1) Kenya 
2) Ethiopia
3) Eretria 
4) Nigeria
5) Zambia 

4 Myneni Hari Prasad Rao, who passed away recently, was considered the architect of _______ Atomic Power Station.
1) Narora 
2) Rajasthan
3) Tarapur 
4) Kakrapar
5) Madras 

5 Manish Sharma has become the first Indian and the youngest ever to become an executive officer of
1) Sony 
2) Apple
3) Samsung 
4) LG
5) Panasonic 

6 Name the sportsperson who has been chosen for the 2016 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award?
1) MS Dhoni
2) Vishwanathan Anand
3) Ritu Rani 
4) Mithali Raj
5) Sania Mirza 

7 Which of the following countries launched the world’s first public immunization program for dengue fever recently?
1) Philippines 
2) Mexico
3) Al Salvador 
4) Thailand
5) Malaysia 

8 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) recently commissioned a seasonwise tiltable canal top solar PV plant at Bhimavaram in
1) Tamil Nadu 
2) Karnataka
3) Andhra Pradesh 
4) Rajasthan
5) Madhya Pradesh 

9 Aadhaar is now the largest digital platform in the world for transparent delivery of services as its enrolment recently hit a milestone of
1) 25 cr 
2) 40 cr
3) 50 cr 
4) 75 cr
5) 100 cr 

10 India's first instant loan giving app was launched in Mumbai recently. Name the app.
1) InstCash 
2) CashApp
3) EzeeCASH 
4) CASHe
5) CashMATE 

11 The winner of the men’s singles title of the 2016 Miami Open is
1) Kei Nishikori 
2) Novak Djokovic
3) Stan Wawrinka 
4) Andy Murray
5) Rafael Nadal 

12 The men’s team which won 2016 Asian Nations Cup Chess tournament in Abu Dhabi recently is
1) China 
2) Mongolia
3) Vietnam 
4) India
5) Malaysia 

13 The Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh recently laid the foundation stone of the University of Horticultural Sciences in
1) Bhopal 
2) Karnal
3) Jaipur 
4) Lucknow
5) Patna 
14 Name the Union Minister of State for Ministry of Textiles who inaugurated three mega textile projects in Nagaland recently.
1) Jitendra Singh 
2) Prakash Javadekar
3) Santosh Kumar Gangwar 
4) Dharmendra Pradhan
5) Bandaru Dattatreya 

15 The National Food Security Act, renamed as ‘Maa Annapurna Yojna (Scheme)’, was launched recently in the state of
1) Madhya Pradesh 
2) Rajasthan
3) Gujarat 
4) Uttar Pradesh
5) Bihar 

16 Smriti Irani recently unveiled a bronze bust of Aryabhatta at UNESCO headquarters in
1) Geneva 
2) Hague
3) Sydney 
4) Paris
5) New York 

17 The third phase of vaccination drive Mission Indradhanush begun recently. It covers seven vaccine preventable diseases excluding
1) Diphtheria 
2) Hepatitis B
3) Polio 
4) Tuberculosis
5) Other than those given as options

18 Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigned as the Prime Minister of which country recently after his name appeared in Panama Papers?
1) Argentina 
2) Russia
3) Ukraine 
4) Ireland
5) Iceland 

19 ________ has been appointed as the new chairman of National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom).
1) Shiv Nadar 
2) N Chandrasekaran
3) Raman Roy 
4) BVR Mohan Reddy
5) CP Gurnani 

20 The World Health Day is observed on
1) 5 Apr 
2) 7 Apr
3) 11 Apr 
4) 17 Apr
5) 18 Apr 


21 The SIDBI signed an MoU with LIC for Fund-of-Fund operations for venture fund industry recently. The SIDBI is headquartered at
1) Mumbai 
2) Kolkata
3) New Delhi 
4) Lucknow
5) Hyderabad 

22 In its report ‘State Finances: A Study of Budgets’, The RBI has pegged the GFD-GDP ratio for all States (consolidated) for FY2016 at ________ of the Budget Estimate.
1) 2.1 per cent 
2) 2.4 per cent
3) 2.5 per cent 
4) 2.6 per cent
5) 2.9 per cent 

23 Who among the following is the present Director General of the Geneva-based body WTO?
1) Christine Lagarde 
2) Mario Draghi
3) Janet Yellen 
4) Robert Azevedo
5) Jim Yong Kim 

24 The WTO revised 2016 global trade forecast recently to
1) 2.4 per cent 
2) 2.8 per cent
3) 3.1 per cent 
4) 3.5 per cent
5) 3.9 per cent 

25 Debraj Pradhan has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to
1) Chile 
2) Denmark
3) Sweden 
4) Switzerland
5) Norway 

26 Hashim Thaci was recently sworn in as new President of
1) Serbia 
2) Croatia
3) Moldova 
4) Lebanon
5) Kosovo 

27 A ‘Namma Toilet’ was inaugurated in Delhi under Swachh Bharat Mission recently. The mission targets to establish over _________ public toilets by 2 Oct 2017.
1) 1 lakh 
2) 1.25 lakh
3) 1.5 lakh 
4) 2 lakh
5) 2.5 lakh 

28 The book titled “The Kiss of Life: How a superhero and my son defeated cancer” was launched by Arvind Kejriwal recently. This is the story of Ayaan, the son of
1) Emraan Hashmi 
2) Arshad Warsi
3) Sanjay Dutt 
4) Sunny Deol
5) Akshay Kumar 

29 The first business summit of the Asean with India's northeastern region was held recently in
1) Dispur 
2) Agartala
3) Imphal 
4) Aizawl
5) Shillong 

30 Who among the following topped the “Asia 50 Power Businesswomen 2016” list of the Forbes magazine?
1) Arundhati Bhattacharya 
2) Chanda Kochhar
3) Nita Ambani 
4) Shikha Sharma
5) Arundhati Roy 

31 Which country topped the Credit Suisse Emerging Consumer Scorecard 2016?
1) Mexico 
2) Indonesia
3) Brazil 
4) China
5) India 

32 A statue of who among the following will be installed in France’s Saint-Tropez town in Sep this year?
1) Maharaja Ranjit Singh 
2) Dhyan Chand
3) Mother Teresa 
4) Zal Irani
5) Dr Rajendra Prasad 

33 The National Safe Motherhood Day is observed on
1) 11 Apr 
2) 17 Apr
3) 18 Apr 
4) 22 Apr
5) 24 Apr 

34 The Foreign Ministers from the Group of Seven industrialised nations (G-7) met recently in
1) Toronto, Canada 
2) Paris, France
3) Hiroshima, Japan 
4) Berlin, Germany
5) Rome, Italy 

35 ________ has been chosen for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award in the category of Best Actress of the Year.
1) Katrina Kaif 
2) Deepika Padukone
3) Priyanka Chopra 
4) Anushka Sharma
5) Kareena Kapoor 

36 Who won fbb Femina Miss India 2016?
1) Sushruthi Krishna 
2) Priyadarshini Chatterjee
3) Pankhuri Gidwani 
4) Rajkanya Barush
5) Navpreet Kaur 

37 The Bank Board Bureau was set up by the govt following the recommendation of the RBI-appointed
1) KC Chakrabarty Committee 
2) Usha Thorat Committee
3) G Gopalakrishna Committee 
4) DK Mohanty Committee
5) PJ Nayak Committee 

38 The Vinod Rai headed Banks Board Bureau held its maiden meeting in Mumbai recently. One of the tasks given to BBB is
1) recommending heads of PSBs 
2) bringing business for PSBs
3) nationalising the whole banking system 
4) bringing govt holding in PSBs to 26 per cent
5) None of these 

39 In a huge tragedy, 102 people were killed in a major fire in Puttingal Devi Temple complex in Kollam district of the state of
1) Karnataka 
2) Kerala
3) Tamil Nadu 
4) Andhra Pradesh
5) Telangana 

40 The govt cut the MNREGA labour budget by 220 million person-days for FY17 recently. In FY17, the govt has allocated what amount for the scheme?
1) Rs 32,500 cr 
2) Rs 34,500 cr
3) Rs 36,500 cr 
4) Rs 38,500 cr
5) Rs 40,500 cr 



41 The birth anniversary of who among the following would be observed at the United Nations for the first time?
1) BR Ambedkar 
2) Guru Gobind Singh
3) Lala Lajpat Rai 
4) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
5) Madan Mohan Malaviya 

42 India has lined up $20 bn as investment in oil and gas as well as petrochemical and fertiliser projects in which country subject to provision of concessional rights?
1) UAE 
2) Iran
3) Yemen 
4) Turkmenistan
5) Tajikistan 

43 _________ has been awarded the prize for ‘Top Academic Institute for Patents 2016’.
1) IIT-Delhi 
2) IIT-Mumbai
3) IIT-Kanpur 
4) IIT-Bhubaneshwar
5) IIT-Kharagpur 

44 The central govt recently approved Rs 1,304-cr assistance to the drought-affected
1) Maharashtra 
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Gujarat 
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Uttar Pradesh 

45 NK Aggarwal is the new Lokayukta of which of the following states?
1) Haryana 
2) Punjab
3) Bihar 
4) Rajasthan
5) Tamil Nadu 

46 Who among the following has been roped in as the brand ambassador of the 'Skill India' campaign by the ministry for skill development and entrepreneurship (MSDE)?
1) MS Dhoni 
2) Sachin Tendulkar
3) Kapil Dev 
4) Saurav Ganguly
5) Virat Kohli 

47 ________ was chosen for the UNESCO or Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2016 recently.
1) Leyla Yunus 
2) Amal Clooney
3) Khadija Ismayilova 
4) Ilham Aliyev
5) Narges Mohammadi 

48 Which country recently launched a retrievable scientific research satellite SJ-10 in a bid to aid scientists to study microgravity and space life science?
1) Japan 
2) Singapore
3) China
4) Malaysia
5) Sweden 

49 Which of the following countries successfully test-fired shore-based anti-ship missile ‘Zarb’ recently?
1) Iran 
2) Indonesia
3) Bangladesh 
4) Turkey
5) Pakistan 

50 Who among the following won the men’s singles title of 2016 Malaysian Open badminton tournament?
1) Chen Long 
2) Lin Dan
3) Tommy Sugiarto 
4) Lee Chong Wei
5) Lee Yong-dae 



13 APRIL 2016
1 BR Ambedkar was posthumously conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in
1) 1985 
2) 1990
3) 1998 
4) 2001
5) 2005 
Answer:- 2) 1990
2 The World Press Freedom Day is observed on
1) 1 Apr 
2) 13 Apr
3) 22 Apr 
4) 1 May
5) 3 May 
Answer:- 5) 3 May
3 Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned as the Prime Minister of which of the following countries recently?
1) Greece 
2) Ukraine
3) Turkey 
4) Spain
5) Norway 
Answer:- 2) Ukraine
4 S Ravindran took charge as the new Chairman of Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB) recently. The bank is sponsored by
1) Syndicate Bank 
2) Bank of India
3) Indian Bank 
4) Central Bank of India
5) Dena Bank 
Answer:- 1) Syndicate Bank
5 ___________ has become the first entity to receive final approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to start a payments bank.
1) Fino Pay Tech 
2) Reliance Industries
3) Tech Mahindra 
4) Airtel M Commerce Services
5) Vodaphone m-pesa 
Answer:- 4) Airtel M Commerce Services
6 The Sri Lanka govt announced to resume work at the Colombo Port City recently. The Port City is being built by
1) Japan 
2) India
3) China 
4) UK
5) Russia
Answer:- 3) China
7 The Pakistan Air Force conducted a military drill code-named “Shaheen (Eagle)-5” recently with their counterparts from
1) Turkey 
2) Iran
3) Saudi Arabia 
4) Bangladesh
5) China 
Answer:- 5) China
8 Who among the following has joined the recently-announced Premier Futsal football league as its brand ambassador?
1) Sachin Tendulakar 
2) Saurav Ganguly
3) Virat Kohli 
4) MS Dhoni
5) Shikhar Dhawan 
Answer:- 3) Virat Kohli
9 The home-grown mobile phone maker Lava signed who among the following as its brand ambassador recently?
1) Sania Mirza 
2) Saina Nehwal
3) Deepika Kumari 
4) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
5) Rohit Sharma 
Answer:- 4) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
10 India and Maldives signed six agreements to boost ties recently. The capital city of Maldives is
1) Baku 
2) Tirana
3) Bogota 
4) Moroni
5) Male 
Answer:- 5) Male
14 APRIL 2016
1 The International Day of Human Space Flight is observed on
1) 9 Apr 
2) 10 Apr
3) 11 Apr 
4) 12 Apr
5) 14 Apr 
Answer:- 4) 12 Apr
2 The soon to be operational Unified Payments Interface (UPI), tipped to bring about a payments revolution in the country, is launched by
1) ICICI Bank 
2) HDFC Bank
3) NPCI 
4) RBI
5) Yes Bank 
Answer:- 3) NPCI
3 Dancer Soni Chaurasia set a Guinness world record with a non-stop performance lasting 124 hours in Varanasi recently. She performed
1) Kathak 
2) Mohiniyattam
3) Kuchipudi 
4) Bharata Natyam
5) Odissi 
Answer:- 1) Kathak
4 Which of the following teams clinched the 3rd Asian Kho Kho championship titles in both men’s and women’s categories recently?
1) Bangladesh 
2) India
3) Nepal 
4) Bhutan
5) Sri Lanka 
Answer:- 2) India
5 The IMF on 12 Apr retained India's growth forecast for 2016-17 at
1) 6.2 per cent 
2) 6.5 per cent
3) 7.3 per cent 
4) 7.5 per cent
5) 7.8 per cent 
Answer:- 4) 7.5 per cent
6 Which of the following steel makers started the sale of its UK steel unit recently?
1) Bhushan Steel 
2) VISA Steel
3) Essar Steel 
4) JSW Steel
5) Tata Steel 
Answer:- 5) Tata Steel
7 Which of the following has become India's first train fitted with CCTV cameras?
1) Gatiman Express 
2) Mahamana Express
3) Shan-e-Punjab Express 
4) Sampoorna Kranti Express
5) Shiv Ganga Express 
Answer:- 3) Shan-e-Punjab Express
8 The Haryana govt has renamed Gurgaon as
1) Gurugruha 
2) Gurugaon
3) Gurupuram 
4) Gurugram
5) Gurughar 
Answer:- 4) Gurugram
9 The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is headquartered at
1) Paris 
2) London
3) New York 
4) Geneva
5) Hague 
Answer:- 1) Paris
10 PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation recently in
1) Bhopal 
2) Gandhinagar
3) Kolkata 
4) Guwahati
5) New Delhi 
Answer:- 5) New Delhi



16 APRIL 2016
1 The World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) signed co-financing framework pact recently. The AIIB is headquartered at
1) Shanghai 
2) Manila
3) Tokyo 
4) Bangkok
5) Beijing 
Answer:- 5) Beijing
2 Name the actress who has won the ‘Global Indian of the Year’ award at the NRI of the Year Award 2016.
1) Priyanka Chopra 
2) Kangana Ranaut
3) Katrina Kaif 
4) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
5) Deepika Padukone 
Answer:- 4) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
3 _________ has tied up with Chillar Payment Solutions, a technology driven start-up firm, to promote its ‘Campus Wallet’.
1) DSC Bank 
2) Federal Bank
3) Yes Bank 
4) RBL Bank
5) Syndicate Bank 
Answer:- 2) Federal Bank
4 Who among the following has been AIBA ambassador for Women's World Boxing Championship?
1) Priyanka Chopra 
2) Laishram Sarita Devi
3) Mary Kom 
4) Ren Cancan
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Mary Kom
5 Which state govt recently launched Mufti Sayeed Food Entitlement Scheme to supplement the National Food Security Act in the state?
1) Karnataka 
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Assam 
4) Kerala
5) Jammu & Kashmir 
Answer:- 5) Jammu & Kashmir
6 What is India’s ranking on the Global Connectivity Index released by Huawei recently?
1) 25th 
2) 34th
3) 44th 
4) 52nd
5) 64th 
Answer:- 3) 44th
7 India and which of the following countries recently agreed in principle on sharing military logistics?
1) Japan 
2) Russia
3) China 
4) US
5) Israel 
Answer:- 4) US
8 Which country has emerged as world's largest recipient of remittances in 2015 as per the World Bank?
1) Nigeria 
2) Mexico
3) Philippines 
4) India
5) China
Answer:- 4) India
9 India test-fired its most ambitious nuclear missile codenamed K-4 from the home-built ballistic missile submarine
1) INS Arihant 
2) INS Chakra
3) INS Scorpene 
4) INS Shalki
5) INS Sindhurashtra 
Answer:- 1) INS Arihant
10 The World Hemophilia Day is observed on
1) 07 Apr 
2) 11 Apr
3) 12 Apr 
4) 14 Apr
5) 17 Apr 

18 APRIL 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 APRIL 2016
1 Recently three countries have finalized draft of the Chabahar Trilateral Agreement on Transport and Transit Corridors. Which countries are not among the following?
1) India 
2) Australia
3) Afghanistan 
4) Iran
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Australia
2 How many shares have been issued to LIC by the public sector lender, Oriental Bank of Commerce for raising Rs. 178 Crore?
1) 1 cr 
2) 1.25 cr
3) 2 cr 
4) 1.5 cr
5) 2.5 cr
Answer:- 3) 2 cr
3 After getting first woman Chief Minister, Gujarat has appointed who among the following as the state’s first woman Director General of Police (DGP)?
1) P C Thakur 
2) Geeta Johri
3) P P Pandey
4) R K Raghavan
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Geeta Johri
4 The World Heritage Day is observed on
1) 19 April 
2) 23 May
3) 18 April 
4) 13 April
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) 18 April
5 Who won 2016 Chinese Grand Prix?
1) Lewis Hamilton 
2) Nico Rosberg
3) Fernando Alonso 
4) Sebastian Vettel
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Nico Rosberg
6 The European Parliament has recently approved creation of a European passenger name records (PNR) system to combat terrorism. PNR system does not include which one of the following?
1) Travel Dates 
2) Itinerary
3) Baggage information of the passengers 
4) Means of Payment
5) None of these 
Answer:- 5) None of these
7 The Indian Army recently conducted major battle exercise named as ‘Shatrujeet’ in which state near to the border with Pakistan?
1) Rajasthan 
2) Gujarat
3) Punjab 
4) J & K
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Rajasthan
8 The Union Government has appointed who among the following as the new chairperson of the National Monument Authority (NMA)?
1) Susmita Pande 
2) P C Roy
3) B V Prakash 
4) Himanshu Prabha Ray
5) None of these
Answer:- 1) Susmita Pande
9 The New Development Bank (NDB) of BRICS countries has handed out $250 million to which Indian Bank for renewable energy projects as part of its first set of loans amounting to more than $800 million?
1) United Bank of India 
2) Canara Bank
3) Uco Bank 
4) Syndicate Bank
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Canara Bank
10 Who won the 25th edition of Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament 2016?
1) India 
2) New Zealand
3) Pakistan 
4) Australia
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Australia

20 APRIL 2016
1 Who has become the first Indian woman gymnast to secure Olympic berth after 52 years?
1) Meenakshi 
2) Debjani Samanta
3) Dipa Karmakar 
4) Priti Das
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Dipa Karmakar
2 The Union Government has leased the commemorative coin of what denomination to mark Tatya Tope martyrdom day?
1) 10 
2) 200
3) 100 
4) 500
5) 1000 
Answer:- 2) 200
3 Who has been appointed as Additional Director General in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)?
1) Deepak Mishra 
2) S S Jakhar
3) Rajesh Tyagi 
4) K Durga Prasad
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Deepak Mishra
4 Which country has recently test-fired a nuclear-capable short-range Iskander M cruise missile as part of its drills in the country's southern Astrakhan region?
1) Myanmar 
2) Australia
3) Pakistan 
4) China
5) Russia 
Answer:- 5) Russia
5 Who won the 2016 Monte Carlo Rolex Masters title of Tennis?
1) Gael Monfils 
2) Rafel Nadal
3) Novak Djokovic 
4) Roger Federer
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Rafel Nadal
6 Who has been proclaimed as the outstanding Laureus Sportsperson of the year award with a disability?
1) Leung Yuk Wing 
2) Liu Cuiqing
3) Marie Bochet 
4) Omara Durand
5) Daniel Dias 
Answer:- 5) Daniel Dias
7 Who won the RedInk Journalist of the Year 2015 Award by the Mumbai Press Club?
1) Ravish Kumar 
2) Prannoy Roy
3) Krishna Prasad 
4) Shekhar Gupta
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Ravish Kumar
8 Recently, the Minister of Women & Child Development, Mrs. Maneka Gandhi inaugurated a One Day Regional Conference with North Eastern States in which city on the issues relating to Child Adoption.
1) Guwahati 
2) Aizwal
3) Imphal 
4) Gangtok
5) Shillong 
Answer:- 5) Shillong
9 Who has been recently appointed as the chief selector of Pakistan?
1) Tauseef Ahmed 
2) Inzamam-ul-Haq
3) Wajahatullah Wasti 
4) Wasim Haider
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Inzamam-ul-Haq
10 Who won the Laureus Sportsman of the Year 2015 award?
1) Jordan Spieth 
2) Usain Bolt
3) Lionel Messi 
4) Novak Djokovic
5) Ronda Rousey 
21 APRIL 2016
1 Who has been appointed as the first-ever chief executive officer of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)?
1) Rahul Johri 
2) Shashank Manohar
3) Anil Kumble 
4) John Dwyer
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Rahul Johri
2 Who among the following won the Pulitzer Prize for public service?
1) The New York Times 
2) The Los Angeles Times
3) The Washington Post 
4) The Associated Press
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) The Associated Press
3 The Union Govt has set aside the controversial provident fund (PF) withdrawal norms that had restricted complete withdrawal from PF account before the retirement age of
1) 54 years 
2) 58 years
3) 55 years
4) 65 years
5) 60 years 
Answer:- 2) 58 years
4 India has recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in traditional medicine and homeopathy with which country?
1) Myanmar 
2) Japan
3) France 
4) China
5) Mauritius 
Answer:- 5) Mauritius
5 Where is the 14th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Russian Federation, the Republic of India and the People's Republic of China recently held?
1) Moscow
2) Bejing
3) New Delhi 
4) Hangzhou
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Moscow
6 The Union government has earmarked what amount to clean up Bengaluru’s polluted lakes?
1) Rs. 500 cr 
2) Rs. 750 cr
3) Rs. 800 cr 
4) Rs. 1000 cr
5) Rs. 950 cr 
Answer:- 3) Rs. 800 cr
7 Which Indian-American has been nominated as the US’s next envoy to central African nation Chad by US President Barack Obama?
1) Geeta Pasi 
2) Prannoy Roy
3) W. Wendell Blancke 
4) James Knight
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Geeta Pasi
8 English Language Day is observed on
1) May 25 
2) March 28
3) April 28 
4) April 23
5) April 21 
Answer:- 4) April 23
9 Which Indian has been promoted to international outdoor umpire by the International Hockey Federation (FIH)?
1) Napolean Singh 
2) Deepak Joshi
3) Durga Thakur 
4) Wasim Haider
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Durga Thakur
10 Who won the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year 2015 award?
1) Maggie Alphonsi 
2) Victoria Pendleton
3) Zara Philips 
4) Serena Williams
5) Jessica Ennis-Hill 
Answer:- 4) Serena Williams

22 APRIL 2016
1 Who has been appointed as the new Lokayukta of Goa?
1) Justice Virendra Singh 
2) Justice P K Mishra
3) Justice Sajjan Singh Kothari
4) Justice M L Tahaliyani
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Justice P K Mishra
2 What is the rank of India in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index?
1) 134 
2) 136
3) 125 
4) 133
5) 108 
Answer:- 4) 133
3 Which forces in the country has been recently allowed the permanent commission for women?
1) CRPF 
2) Army
3) Navy 
4) BSF
5) Air Force 
Answer:- 3) Navy
4 Which country has become the world’s first region to wipe out Malaria, a mosquito-borne vector?
1) Europe 
2) Australia
3) Liberia 
4) China
5) India 
Answer:- 1) Europe
5 The Union Cabinet has given its approval for operationalisation of new Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at
1) Pune 
2) Mohali
3) Bhopal 
4) Tirupati
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Tirupati
6 Who has been appointed as Kerala-based Rubber Board's chairman?
1) Dr. A Jayathilak 
2) Ms Sheela Thomas
3) A Ajith Kumar 
4) Mukundan Pillai
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) A Ajith Kumar
7 Which state HC has been recently quashed the imposition of President rule in the state?
1) Uttarkhand 
2) Chattisgarh
3) Haryana 
4) Arunachal Pradesh
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Uttarkhand
8 Which airline has been confirmed as a Global Partner for all ICC events from 2016-2023 by ICC?
1) Emirates Airline 
2) Air Asia
3) Qatar Airways 
4) Air Arabia
5) Cathay Pacific 
Answer:- 1) Emirates Airline
9 Which country has topped the 2016 World Press Freedom Index?
1) Denmark 
2) Norway
3) Finland 
4) New Zealand
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Finland
10 Who has been appointed as the new President of Laos?
1) Sonexay Siphandone 
2) Somdy Douangdy
3) Bounthong Chitmany 
4) Bounnhang Vorachit
5) Ronda Rousey 
Answer:- 4) Bounnhang Vorachit



25 APRIL 2016
1 The National Panchayati Raj Diwas is observed on
1) April 25 
2) April 24
3) April 14 
4) April 27
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2)
 April 24
2 The Union Govt has recently launched India’s first Online Interactive Heritage Portal named
1) Heritagepedia 
2) Sahapedia
3) Dharohara 
4) Shane-e-bharat
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Sahapedia
3 The capital of Chad is
1) Abuja 
2) Bamako
3) N`Djamena
4) Niamey
5) None of these
Answer:- 3) N`Djamena
4 Which Bollywood actor has been named as Indian Contingent’s Goodwill Ambassador for 2016 Rio Olympics?
1) Shahrukh Khan 
2) Salman Khan
3) Amitabh Bachchan 
4) Aamir Khan
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Salman Khan
5 The Union Govt constituted the eight-member panel to double Farmers’ income by
1) 2022 
2) 2020
3) 2025 
4) 2021
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) 2022
6 Which Department has been renamed as DIPAM by the Centre?
1) Department of Pharmaceuticals 
2) Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion
3) Department of Asset Management 
4) Department of Disinvestment
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Department of Disinvestment
7 Which country successfully tested the first Stealth Fighter X-2 Jet?
1) Japan 
2) France
3) India 
4) North Korea
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Japan
8 The English Language Day is observed on
1) April 23 
2) April 24
3) April 29 
4) May 24
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) April 23
9 Who is the writer of the book, “Incarnations: India in 50 Lives”?
1) Shashi Deshpande 
2) Kanishk Tharoor
3) NN Vohra 
4) Sunil Khilnani
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Sunil Khilnani
10 Who has topped the Britain’s Annual Rich List released recently?
1) Hinduja Brothers 
2) Reuben Brothers
3) Lakshmi N Mittal 
4) Reliance Brothers
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Reuben Brothers
26 APRIL 2016
1 Name the Indian shooter who won a silver medal in the men’s skeet event of the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Rio De Janerio recently. It is India’s first skeet medal at a World Cup.
1) Mairaj Ahmed Khan 
2) Vijay Kumar
3) Gagan Narang 
4) Abhinav Bindra
5) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore 
Answer:- 1) Mairaj Ahmed Khan
2 Dattu Bhokanal, who qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics recently, is an Indian
1) shooter 
2) swimmer
3) rower 
4) boxer
5) wrestler 
Answer:- 3) rower
3 The P-Notes investment climbed to Rs 2.23 lakh cr in Mar 2016. P-Notes are used to invest in the Indian capital markets through registered FPIs which is short form of
1) Forward Portfolio Investors 
2) Foreign Preferential Investors
3) Financial Portfolio Investors 
4) Foreign Portfolio Investors
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Foreign Portfolio Investors
4 Roberto Azevedo is the present head of which of the following international organisations?
1) WHO 
2) WTO
3) UNESCO 
4) World Bank
5) IMF 
Answer:- 2) WTO
5 The capital city of Yemen is
1) Manama 
2) Baku
3) Riyadh 
4) Sana’a
5) Damascus 
Answer:- 4) Sana’a
6 ________ will host the 2018 Commonwealth Judo Championships.
1) Australia 
2) Canada
3) Bangladesh 
4) India
5) Sri Lanka 
Answer:- 4) 
India
7 President Rafael Correa has announced an eight-day national mourning over the death of 654 people in a recent earthquake in
1) Ecuador 
2) Colombia
3) Bolivia 
4) Paraguay
5) Chile 
Answer:- 1) Ecuador
8 The Heart of Asia (HoA) conference was held in New Delhi recently. The conference aims at bringing peace and stability to
1) Pakistan 
2) Afghanistan
3) Sri Lanka 
4) Nepal
5) Myanmar 
Answer:- 2) Afghanistan
9 Which of the following gulf countries has announced to sell about 5% in state energy giant Aramco to create a $2-tn fund, the world's largest wealth fund?
1) Iran 
2) UAE
3) Kuwait 
4) Bahrain
5) Saudi Arabia 
Answer:- 5) Saudi Arabia
10 The Finance Ministry approved what per cent interest on Provident Fund (PF) deposits for 2015-16 recently?
1) 8.25 per cent 
2) 8.5 per cent
3) 8.7 per cent 
4) 8.8 per cent
5) 8.95 per cent 
Answer:- 3) 8.7 per cent
27 APRIL 2016
1 As announced by the govt recently, phones without facility of panic button cannot be sold in the country starting
1) Sep 2016 
2) Dec 2016
3) Jan 2017 
4) Apr 2017
5) Jan 2018 
Answer:- 3) Jan 2017
2 Banharn Silpa-archa, who died recently, was the former Prime Minister of
1) Philippines 
2) Cambodia
3) Chile 
4) Thailand
5) Suriname 
Answer:- 4) Thailand
3 Sandeep Tomar, who booked a berth for 2016 Rio Olympics, recently, is an Indian
1) Boxer 
2) Weightlifter
3) Archer 
4) Wrestler
5) Shooter 
Answer:- 4) Wrestler
4 ________ was declared winner of the ‘Indian Player of the Year’ award by the Football Players Association of India (FPAI) recently.
1) Arnab Mondal 
2) Jeje Lalpekhlua
3) Sony Norde 
4) Subrata Pal
5) Sunil Chhetri 
Answer:- 2) Jeje Lalpekhlua
5 Indian Missile Corvette, INS Karmuk participated in the 22nd Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) exercise held with which of the following countries recently?
1) Malaysia 
2) Indonesia
3) Thailand 4
) Bangladesh
5) Mauritius 
Answer:- 3) Thailand
6 The eleventh joint training exercise, Nomadic Elephant-2016, was held recently between India and
1) user friendly 
2) Japan
3) South Korea 
4) France
5) Mongolia 
Answer:- 5) Mongolia
7 The govt constituted a committee for doubling farmers’ income by 2022 recently. The Committee is headed by
1) Abhay Kumar Singh 
2) Durga Sakthi Nagpal
3) Rajeev Nayan Choubey 
4) Anil Goswami
5) Ashok Dalwai 
Answer:- 5) Ashok Dalwai
8 Amanullah Khan passed away recently. He was the founder of which of the following terrorist organisations?
1) JKLF 
2) SIMI
3) Jaish-e-Mohammed 
4) Indian Mujahideen
5) Hizb-ul-Mujahideen 
Answer:- 1) JKLF
9 The govt recently increased the minimum wage for contract workers to __________ per month.
1) Rs 6,000 
2) Rs 75,000
3) Rs 9,000 
4) Rs 10,000
5) Rs 12,000 
Answer:- 4) Rs 10,000
10 The World Intellectual Property Day is observed on
1) 26 Apr 
2) 24 Apr
3) 22 Apr 
4) 20 Apr
5) 18 Apr 
Answer:- 1) 26 Apr
28 APRIL 2016
1 The govt has made it mandatory for mobile manufacturers to add in-built global positioning system (GPS) in all phones from
1) Dec 2016 
2) Jan 2017
3) Apr 2017 
4) Dec 2017
5) Jan 2018 
Answer:- 5) Jan 2018
2 ________ became the first African footballer to win the Professional Footballers Association’s (PFA) Player of the Year award recently.
1) Dimitri Payet 
2) Riyad Mahrez
3) Sofiane Feghouli 
4) Yacine Brahimi
5) N'Golo Kante 
Answer:- 2) Riyad Mahrez
3 Who among the following was re-elected as the Prime Minister of Tibetan government-in-exile recently?
1) Lobsang Sangay 
2) Penpa Tsering
3) Lobsang Tenzin 
4) Dalai Lama
5) Dolkun Isa 
Answer:- 1) Lobsang Sangay
4 The Railway Ministry has decided to create a _________ fund named Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh to strengthen safety measures.
1) Rs 10,000-cr 
2) Rs 25,000-cr
3) Rs 50,000-cr
4) Rs 90,000-cr
5) Rs 1 lakh-cr 
Answer:- 5) Rs 1 lakh-cr
5 The govt on 25 Apr banned the import of some electronic items, specific mobile phones, milk and milk products and some steel products from
1) China 
2) Taiwan
3) Nepal 
4) South Korea
5) Thailand 
Answer:- 1) China
6 The committee set up by the govt to look into the functioning of the Censor Board submitted its report recently. It was headed by
1) Naseeruddin Shah 
2) Shyam Benegal
3) Girish Karnad 
4) Shabana Azmi
5) Govind Nihalani 
Answer:- 2) Shyam Benegal
7 Nandu Natekar became the first non-cricketer to be inducted into Legends Club, founded by late Raj Singh Dungarpur. Nandu is associated with
1) hockey 
2) tennis
3) badminton 
4) squash
5) shooting 
Answer:- 3) badminton
8 Which of the following countries recently launched Kunpeng-1B, a sounding rocket designed to conduct research, take measurements and scientific experiments?
1) South Korea 
2) Japan
3) China 
4) Philippines
5) Turkey 
Answer:- 3) China
9 Operation Sulaimani, an initiative to eradicate poverty by feeding the needy, was launched in which of the following cities recently?
1) Bengaluru 
2) Chennai
3) Mumbai 
4) Kozhikode
5) Ahmedabad 
Answer:- 4) Kozhikode
10 President Mukherjee embarked on two-nation tour to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand recently. The capital city of Papua New Guinea is
1) Ouagadougou 
2) Bandar Seri Begawan
3) La Paz 
4) Port Moresby
5) Porto-Novo 
Answer:- 4) Port Moresby
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30 APRIL 2016
1 Sudarsan Pattnaik, who won a gold medal at Moscow championship recently, is a(n)
1) architect 
2) painter
3) cartoonist 
4) sand artist
5) classical dancer 
Answer:- 4) sand artist
2 Which state govt announced 10% reservation for the economically backward among upper castes recently?
1) Maharashtra 
2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Telangana 
4) Gujarat
5) Rajasthan 
Answer:- 4) Gujarat
3 Which country successfully launched the first rocket from its newly built Vostochny Cosmodrome recently?
1) Kazakhstan 
2) Ukraine
3) Uzbekistan 
4) Tajikistan
5) Russia 
Answer:- 5) Russia
4 Which country recently conferred its highest civilian award, the North Star, on two Indian scholars - Lokesh Chandra and Mansura Haider?
1) Malaysia 
2) Indonesia
3) Mongolia 
4) Vietnam
5) Cambodia 
Answer:- 3) Mongolia
5 The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed on
1) 25 Apr 
2) 26 Apr
3) 28 Apr 
4) 29 Apr
5) 30 Apr 
Answer:- 3) 28 Apr
6 Garima Chaudhary clinched a gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Championship finals in South Africa recently. She is an India
1) judoka 
2) boxer
3) shooter 
4) archer
5) discus thrower 
Answer:- 1) judoka
7 Name the sportsman who has been roped in as goodwill ambassador of India’s Olympic contingent alongside Bollywood star Salman Khan.
1) Mahendra Singh Dhoni 
2) Mary Kom
3) Saina Nehwal 
4) Vijender Singh
5) Abhinav Bindra 
Answer:- 5) Abhinav Bindra
8 Peter O’ Neil is the present Prime Minister of which of the following countries? India signed four MoUs with this country recently.
1) Papua New Guinea 
2) New Zealand
3) Sweden 
4) Norway
5) Spain 
Answer:- 1) Papua New Guinea
9 Veer and Nipat, which were decommissioned by the Indian Navy, recently, were the Indian Naval
1) Stations 
2) Ships
3) Helicopters 
4) Surveillance aircrafts
5) Radars 
Answer:- 2) Ships
10 Name the women’s rights activist from Pakistan who won the Nelson Mandela Graça Machel Innovation Award 2016.
1) Asma Jahangir 
2) Tabassum Adnan
3) Ishrat Afreen 
4) Bushra Gohar
5) Amina Masood Janjua 
Answer:- 2) Tabassum Adna


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