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SBI CLERKS MAIN --160 general awareness points -- thanks Rajendra Kumar

Rajendra Kumar
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1. Name the Malayalam film which won a prestigious Crystal Bear award at the Berlin film festival 2016. - Ottaal (The Trap)
2. Who has been appointed as the Online fashion store Jabong’s Chief Operating Officer recently? - Muralikrishnan B
3. Which country is the third largest base of technology start-ups in the world? -India
4. Name the company that has called off a Rs.5400-crore deal to buy Jaypee Group’s 2.1 mtpa cement plant in Madhya Pradesh as new MMDR Act 2015 barred transfer of mines not allocated through auctions. - UltraTech
5. Who won the Best Actor award in the 88th Oscars? - Leonardo DiCaprio
6. What is the name of the party which was announced by V. Ponraj, who was scientific adviser to Kalam? - ‘Abdul Kalam Vision India Party’
7. Which movie won the Best Pictures award at the Oscars 2016? - Spotlight
8. Japan has signed an agreement to supply defence equipment and technology to which country? - Philippines
9. Name the Tamil Actor-comedian who passed away recently at the age of 77. - Kumarimuthu
10. Name the Veteran singer who honoured with Global Green Hero award at the 13th Annual Global Green USA pre-Oscar party. - Stevie Wonder
11. Which company launched the pilot of its new service in Bengaluru that will enable customers to get motorbike rides in minutes with just a push of a button? -Uber
12. Name the Leading e-commerce company which launched its own advertisement platform, Brand Story Ads, with over 50 leading brands on board. - Flipkart
13. What is the current rank of India in the latest global football rankings released by FIFA? - 160th
14. The Delhi Police and Tihar Jail authorities worked in close coordination to ensure a secret release of which JNUSU president and sedition accused from the prison after he was granted a six-month interim bail by High Court? - Kanhaiya Kumar
15. A 75-seater solar-powered passenger ferry, the first of its kind in the country is located in? - Aroor in Alappuzha district, Kerala
16. Name the veteran cricketer of New Zealand who died of cancer. - Martin Crowe
17. The Finance Ministry has approved the issuance of which schemes bonds by four states, according to Minister of Power PiyushGoyal? - Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY)
18. Name the Veteran All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) leader and senior-most leader of the Left Front in West Bengal who died at the age of 94. - Ashok Ghosh
19. The largest Multinational Field Training Exercise (FTX) recently conducted in? - Pune
20. The government confirmed that Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar would participate in the March 15-17 meeting of Foreign Ministers of South Asia in which country?- Kathmandu, Nepal
21. What is the name of the project which aimed to make all national highways free from railway level crossing by 2019 to ensure road safety? - ‘SetuBharatam’ project
22. Name the Former LokSabha Speaker who died of heart attack at the age of 68. -Purno Agitok Sangma
23. Name the country that will hike its defence budget by seven to eight per cent this year from about USD 145 billion in 2015 amidst its worst GDP growth in 26 years. - China
24. Rafael of Israel with which company signed a JV with which company to build weapon systems in India? - Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems
25. The Reserve Bank of India has issued draft norms for the creation of a new entity in the non-banking financial sector which is named as? - NBFC – Account Aggregator (AA)
26. Name the, founder director of the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), Pune who died at the age of 86. - P.K. Nair
27. Who is the Veteran actor who will be conferred the DadasahebPhalke award for his contribution to the film industry? -Manoj Kumar
28. Name the Indian boxer who notched up his fourth successive knockout professional win by pummelling Hungary’s Alexander Horvath in less than three rounds recently. - Vijender Singh
29. Who is the astronaut of NASA who announced his retirement after spending nearly a year in space? - Scott Kelly
30. What is the name of the India’s sixth dedicated navigation satellite which ISRO successfully put into orbit recently? - The IRNSS-1F
31. Name the Deputy Leader of the Congress in the RajyaSabha who has been elected unopposed to the Upper House from Himachal Pradesh, his home State recently. - Anand Sharma
32. Country’s largest private sector lender ICICI Bank tied up with which marquee sports car maker to launch co-branded credit card? - Ferrari
33. Which airlines flew with the “world’s longest” all-women-operated flight from Delhi to San Francisco recently? - Air India
34. Which App-based cab aggregator has partnered with the Mumbai traffic police to curb drunk driving by installing ‘Its breathalysers’ at bars and pubs in the city? - Uber
35. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will now share FDI-related information with which organizations to check black money from entering the country? - Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)
36. Which building became the first heritage building in India to be awarded a platinum rating by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)? - Bombay House, the Tata group’s headquarters
37. Maharashtra with which state signed an agreement to constitute an inter-state board for joint irrigation projects which will likely to speed up work on three key irrigation projects, which were under dispute between two States? - Telangana
38. Name the Foreign Secretary of India who met with U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice and discussed bilateral ties and cooperation against terror groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed. - S. Jaishankar
39. Indian Railways has appointed which global consultancy firm to help the utility mop up advertising revenues worth over Rs.5,000 crore in the next few years? -Ernst &Young (EY)
40. Which Private lender launched an all-women operated bank branch under the name ‘Grace’ on Cunningham Road which aimed at offering customised banking solutions to women? - Yes Bank
41. Which country lifted their sixth Asia Cup T20 title by defeating Bangladesh in the finals? - India
42. Name the former actress who was fiercely protective of husband Ronald Reagan through a Hollywood career, eight years in the White House, an assassination attempt and her husband’s Alzheimer’s disease, died at age 94. -Nancy Reagan
43. Name the Popular Malayalam actor who died at the age of 45 recently. -Kalabhavan Mani
44. The Election Commission of India announced the schedule for Assembly elections in how many States and Union Territory, which will be conducted in multiple phases from April 4 to May 16? -4 states and 1 UT | States: Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Assam UT: Puducherry
45. After the resolution of the land boundary and maritime issues, whihc country is now looking up to India for an “immediate signing” of the Teesta water-sharing accord, which the two governments had agreed over four years ago? - Bangladesh
46. Who is the ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit’s present chairman? - Sir Ronnie Flanagan
47. The government has appointed whom to the board of the RBI recently in March 2016? - N Chandrasekaran, Bharat Doshi & Sudhir Mankad.
48. What is the full form of ESOP? -Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
49. The Bengaluru Bench of the Debt Recovery Tribunal temporarily restrained U.K.-based Diageo Plc from paying $75 million to which businessman? - Vijay Mallya
50. Which company got the defence order for the supply of 2610 Future Infantry Combat Vehicles (FICV) to the Indian Army recently? - Tata Motors
51. Fitch Ratings lowered India’s economic growth forecast for next fiscal to how much percent, but maintained the GDP projection for current fiscal at 7.5 per cent? - 7.7 per cent
52. Name the company which has committed an investment of Rs 25,000 crore in Haryana over the next seven years. -Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd.
53. Name the Veteran singer who honoured with Global Green Hero award at the 13th Annual Global Green USA pre-Oscar party. - Stevie Wonder
54. Name the Leading e-commerce company which launched its own advertisement platform, Brand Story Ads, with over 50 leading brands on board. - Flipkart
55. What is the current rank of India in the latest global football rankings released by FIFA? - 160th
56. A 75-seater solar-powered passenger ferry, the first of its kind in the country is located in? - Aroor in Alappuzha district, Kerala
57. Name the veteran cricketer of New Zealand who died of cancer. - Martin Crowe
58. The Inflation based on Wholesale Price Index remained in the negative zone for a 16th straight month at how much percent in February 2016 as food articles, mainly vegetables and pulses turned cheaper? - (—) 0.91 per cent
59. The 10-member ethics committee of RajyaSabha which has been appointed to look the matter of Vijay Malya will be headed by? - Karan Singh
60. India which country is in the process of finalising a “cross-border counter-terror mechanism” to deal with radicalisation, and to tackle the spread of citizens trying to join the terror group, the Islamic State?- Maldives
61. Who will be made a saint on September 4, the Pope Francis announced recently, 19 years after the death of the Nobel Laureate who spent 45 years serving the poor and sick on the streets of Kolkata? - Mother Teresa
62. Name the bill which is approved by the LokSabha after its passage by RajyaSabha, which is designed to protect consumer interest, ensure efficiency in all property-related transactions, improve accountability of developers, boost transparency and attract more investments to real estate sector. - The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013
63. Country’s third-largest software services firm Wipro has appointed whom as an independent director to its board? - Patrick J Ennis
64. Michael Jackson’s estate has agreed to sell its remaining stake in a lucrative music catalogueue to which company for $750 million? - Sony Corp.
65. The U.S. Defence Department confirmed the death of which key Islamic State (IS) leader as a result of injuries sustained during an airstrike conducted in Syria on March 4? - “Omar the Chechen”
66. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) appointed whom as the nation’s future Prime Minister? - Lin Chuan
67. In the last decade, India has seen a 10-fold increase in its research collaboration with which country, according to a study commissioned by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and conducted by Thomson Reuters? - Saudi Arabia
68. Name the leader who will join the ranks of prominent global leaders at Madame Tussauds in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok next month. - Prime Minister Narendra Modi
69. Name the Governor of Central Bank of Bangladesh who recently resigned from his post. - Dr. AtiurRahman
70. Public sector lender SBI has tied up with which taxi-aggregator to provide instant vehicle finance to ‘driver-partners’ on the latter’s platform? - Uber
71. The Directorate of Enforcement is investigating the company which has launched smartphone for Rs. 251, for alleged contravention of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). Name the company. - Ringing Bells
72. Which stock exchange will soon list dollar-denominated index futures contracts namely, Nifty Bank, Nifty IT, Nifty CPSE and Nifty Midcap 50? - Singapore Exchange (SGX)
73. Which country took the top spot as the ‘happiest country’ in the world, displacing Switzerland, according to The World Happiness Report 2016, published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative of the United Nations? - Denmark
74. Which Telecom major will acquire Videocon Telecommunications’s spectrum in six circles in the 1800 MHz Band for a consideration of Rs. 4,428 crore? - Airtel
75. Which is the cleanest railway station in the country, followed by Rajkot and Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), according to an Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) survey? - Surat
76. Low-cost carrier AirAsia India announced whom as its CEO with effect from April 1 2016? - Amar Abrol
77. The Railway Ministry has signed an agreement with which organization to leverage space technology for providing passenger information in all trains, map railway assets and help survey new route alignments? - Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
78. Name the founding promoter of the Bengaluru franchise, RCB of the Indian Premier League (IPL) who has ceased to be the director of Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited (RCSPL). - Vijay Mallya
79. Honeywell Automation India Ltd (HAIL) announced the appointment whom as its new Chairman? - Suresh Senapaty
80. What is the rank of India in The World Happiness Report 2016? - 118th
81. Name the person who carried on his famous father’s legacy with his own music career and whose kidnapping as a young man added a bizarre chapter to his father’s legendary life, died recently. - Frank Sinatra Jr.
82. Name the Indian leader who is among the most influential people on the Internet, according to TIME magazine. - Prime Minister Narendra Modi
83. The Interest rate under the Public Provident Fund scheme will be cut to how much percent for the period from April 1 to June 30 from 8.7 per cent? - 8.1 per cent
84. The Interest rate on the KVP will be cut to how much percent from 8.7 per cent? - 7.8 per cent
85. Name the Technology giant who will invest USD 100 million in India by 2020, to support the Government’s Digital India initiative. - Cisco
86. Pharmaceutical major Pfizer has appointed whom as its new Managing Director (MD) with immediate effect for a period of five years? - S Sridhar
87. Who has been selected as the next head of the U.S. military’s Northern Command, which will make her the first woman to head a U.S. combatant command? - U.S. Air Force General Lori Robinson
88. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named whom as an honorary U.N. ambassador to encourage young people to go “green” and step up action to tackle climate change? - Red, the character in Angry Birds
89. Government allows how much percent FDI in insurance under automatic route? - 49%
90. Which Grand Prix was halted by a red flag after a crash between McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Haas's Mexican driver Esteban Gutierrez left the former’s car wrecked, with debris littered across the Albert Park circuit? - Australian Grand Prix
91. Name the Bangladesh pace sensation who was suspended for bowling with an illegal action by the ICC, dealing a massive blow to the team’s campaign in the ongoing World Twenty20. - Taskin Ahmed
92. Name the Indian wrestler has bagged an Olympic quota in the men’s 65 kg freestyle category at the ongoing Asian qualifying tournament. - Yogeshwar Dutt
93. Who has won the 2016 Abel prize for his “stunning proof of Fermat’s last theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, opening a new era of mathematics,” (to quote from the citation)? - Andrew Wiles, British mathematician
94. Nepal secured transit rights through which country following an agreement between Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and his counterpart? - China
95. Name the girl who won the 100-metre dash at the Street Child Games held in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil recently. - Hepsiba
96. Signalling India’s deepening naval engagement in the Indian Ocean, the Indian navy has for the first time deployed one of its advanced maritime reconnaissance aircraft to which country for surveillance of the island nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone? - Seychelles
97. The country’s current account deficit (CAD) narrowed to how much percent of GDP during the October-December quarter of the financial year, mainly due to lower trade deficit? - 1.3 per cent
98. PVR Ltd, India’s biggest multiplex chain announced a strategic partnership to sell PVR’s movie tickets on which e-commerce platform? - Paytm
99. Who has been re-elected as the Zanzibar President recently? - Ali Mohamed Shein
100. Sachin Tendulkar has invested an undisclosed sum in which firm and has also become the brand ambassador of the company? - Smartron India
101. Ashok Leyland Defence Systems (ALDS), a division of Hinduja Group flagship company Ashok Leyland has selected which firm to develop light specialist vehicle and light armoured multi-purpose defence vehicles for armed forces? - US-based Lockheed Martin
102. Property consultant JLL India has tie-up with which online marketplace to sell homes, as it seeks to tap the growing e-commerce business in India? - Snapdeal
103. Name the bank which has raised Rs 500 crore from issue of bonds on a private placement basis recently. - The State Bank of India
104. Name the India’s biosphere reserve that placed among 20 UNESCO world biosphere reserves. - Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve (ABR)
105. Which country will host the eighth annual summit of BRICS from October 15-16 in its capacity as chair of the influential bloc comprising five countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa? - India
106. Name the Ex-Intel CEO who passed away recently. - Andy Grove
107. Who was unanimously elected as PDP legislature party leader? - Mehbooba Mufti
108. Name the legendary Dutch soccer striker and coach who died of lung cancer at the age of 68 recently. - Johan Cruyff
109. Name the Beleaguered business tycoon who has decided to step down as the Chairman of pharma major Sanofi India, nearly 33 years after he assumed the post. - Vijay Mallya
110. Fresh from his landmark trip to Cuba, U.S. President Barack Obama will now travelled to which country, where four decades later resentment still simmers over Washington’s backing for its former dictatorship? - Argentina
111. The Union Cabinet gave its ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and which country to mobilise up to $75 billion long-term investment in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)? - United Arab Emirates (UAE)
112. Name the Australian all-rounder who will quit international cricket after the ongoing World Twenty20 in India. - Shane Watson
113. Prime Ministers of India with which country commissioned international gateway of internet service in Agartala and supply of 100MW power from Tripura? - Bangladesh
114. The country’s foreign exchange reserves rose how much amount for the week ended March 18, according to the latest data released by the Reserve Bank of India? - $355.94 billion
115. Name the Tata Steel Ltd, Europe unit's chief executive who is stepping down to take up a senior leadership position with a large, privately owned industrial company in Germany. - Karl Koehler
116. Name the ‘World’s Fastest Kiwi’ who completed his journey of the Indian Golden Quadrilateral on his bicycle recently. - Tim Chittock
117. Name the President of Iran who has arrived in Pakistan on a landmark visit, his first since becoming President. - Hassan Rouhani
118. Name the Nepal’s Army Chief which is likely to leave for a week-long trip to China on March 27 to strengthen bilateral military ties between the two countries. - Gen Rajendra Chhetri
119. Who has been appointed by the Geneva-based UNHRC as the Asia-Pacific representative of the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises recently? - Surya Deva
120. Finance Minister ArunJaitley said the government would soon launch a ‘Stand-up India’ scheme to provide loans of up to how much amount to help members of SC/ST community, to enable them to set up big industries and turn into big entrepreneurs? - Rs. 1 crore
121. India with which country is on track to conclude two helicopter deals i.e. Kamov utility helicopters and additional Mi-17 medium lift helicopters together worth over USD two billion by year end for which discussions are in an advanced stage? - Russia
122. Name the leader from India who has been named among the world’s 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine being the sole Indian leader on the list topped by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. - Arvind Kejriwal
123. Name the Australian actor who turned real-life action hero at Sydney's Bondi Beach , when he helped his son and another man to safety from strong currents in the surf. - Hugh Jackman
124. Who was choosen for Lifetime Achievement Award at the second Hockey India Annual Awards? - Late Capt. Shankar Laxman
125. Name the players who walked away with the Player of the Year honours at the second Hockey India Annual Awards ceremony for 2015. - P.R. Sreejesh and Deepika
126. Name the tennis player from the SaniaMirza Tennis Academy who recenlty won her 10th ITF women’s doubles title at Puebla (Mexico) recently.- Prarthana Thombare
127. Who won the Best Actor Award at the 63rd National Film Awards which were announced recently? - Amitabh Bachchan
128. Who won the Best Actress Award at the 63rd National Film Awards which were announced recently? - Kangana Ranaut
129. Name the movie which was declared the Best Feature Film at the 63rd National Film Awards. - Baahubali
130. The President Rule is recently imposed by the President in which state? - Uttarakhand
131. Snapdeal-owned digital payments platform FreeCharge has partnered with which payment gateway to strengthen its offline offerings, as it gains access to over one lakh online merchants across sectors like hospitality, retail and education? - CCAvenue
132. Name the former RBI Deputy Governor, who will join Nestle India's board as an independent director. - Rakesh Mohan
133. Wipro announced a five-year partnership with which country’s top food service company to deliver energy management services and help reduce energy and operational costs? - Jubilant FoodWorks
134. The government is likely to infuse additional capital of how much amount in some public sector banks in the coming week? - About Rs. 5,050 crores
135. Power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned the second 40 MW hydropower generating unit in which state recently? - West Bengal
136. The Health Ministry launched the country’s first, indigenous rotavirus vaccine to combat which disease? - Diarrhoea
137. Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha recently left for a four-day visit to which country during which key ongoing and future defence projects between the two countries will be discussed? - Israel
138. Name the Global Catholic Network founder who died recently at the age of 92. - Mother Mary Angelica
139. Who has been given the responsibility of guiding Delhi Daredevils in the ninth season of the IPL with the franchise naming him the captain of the side? - Zaheer Khan
140. Indian Army signed a follow-on contract with which company which will supply an additional 619 units of its high-mobility vehicle (HMV) 6X6 multi-axle trucks for an unspecified amount? - Tata Motors
141. Name the company which will hike its stake in AirAsia India to 49 per cent by acquiring additional shares from Arun Bhatia’s Telestra, which will be exiting the no-frills airline. - Tata Sons
142. The U.S. returned an ancient decapitated statue of Hindu god Rama stolen from which country during the South East Asian country’s civil war in the 70s? - Cambodia
143. Name the volcano on Alaska’s Aleutian Islands which erupted and sent ash 20,000 feet into the air. - Pavlof Volcano
144. Name the Renowned playback singer who was recognised by both the Guinness Book of World Records and Asia Book of Records for singing most number of songs in Indian languages. - P. Susheela Mohan
145. Name the Director of Area Cyclone Warning Centre who was also known as "Rain Man" who will end his 36-year-long career on March 31,2016. - S.R. Ramanan
146. Which country air plane which was flying from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and forced to land in Cyprus but the passengers and crew were freed unharmed and the hijacker, whose motives remained a mystery, was arrested after giving himself up? - Egypt
147. The government permitted how much percent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the market place format of e-commerce retailing in order to attract more foreign investments? - 100 per cent
148. SoftBank Ventures Korea has invested an undisclosed amount in which India-based app, that helps keep track of the balance available on prepaid mobile accounts? - True Balance App.
149. Which bank will lend India €450 million (approximately Rs. 3,300 crore) towards constructing a 23-km long Lucknow Metro rail line and a purchasing a fleet of new trains? - The European Investment Bank (EIB)
150. Indian citizens in distress will soon be able to get help using a single number, for all emergency services in the country, including the police, fire brigade and ambulance. What is the number? - ‘112’
151. Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence Ltd, with which company of Israel have decided to set up a joint venture company in India in the highly specialized areas of air-to-air missiles, air defence systems and large aerostats, that will oversee projects worth USD 10 billion (over Rs 65,000 crore) in ten years? - Rafael Advanced DefenceSystems Ltd
152. State-run Bank of India said that the government has approved a capital infusion of how much amount in lieu of preferential allotment of shares? - Rs. 1,150 crores
153. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his respects to the victims of the March 22 terror attacks in which country by laying a wreath at the entrance to the Maalbeek metro station? - Brussels
154. Finance Minister ArunJaitley launched ‘Make in India’ conference in which country recently? - Sydney, Australia
155. Which company has signed a pact with Elbit-ISTAR and Alpha Design Technologies to work in the field of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in India? - Adani Aero Defence
156. Name the Hungarian writer who won the 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature for fiction largely drawn from his experience as a teenage prisoner in Nazi concentration camps, died at the age of 86. - Imre Kertesz
157. Which country's government has committed a loan of Around Rs.14,251 crores for various projects across India, including Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and the North East? - Japan
158. The 13th India-EU Summit concluded in which country without a consensus on a bilateral free trade deal known as the BTIA (Broadbased Trade and Investment Agreement) - Brussels
159. South Africa’s top court ordered the President to pay back some of the $16 million of state money spent for upgrading his private home, in a stinging rebuke that hits the scandal-plagued leader financially and politically. Name the President. - Jacob Zuma
160. Who will take the oath as the first woman CM of Jammu and Kashmir ending 11 weeks of political uncertainty?- Mehbooba Mufti
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