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GENERAL AWARENESS OBJECTIVE JANUARY 1 TO 10 2017




2 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 The govt has announced that under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana it will provide ______ interest relief on home loan up to Rs 9 lakh.
1) 2 per cent 
2) 3 per cent
3) 4 per cent 
4) 6 per cent
5) 8 per cent 
Answer:- 3) 4 per cent
Ques. : 2 The NRI citizens of India, who were abroad from Nov 9 to Dec 30, can exchange their defunct notes up to
1) Jan 31, 2017 
2) Mar 31, 2017
3) Apr 30, 2017 
4) Jun 30, 2017
5) Sep 30, 2017 
Answer:- 4) Jun 30, 2017
Ques. : 3 In rural areas, now you can get 3 per cent interest subvention on loan of up to ______ for the construction, renovation and expansion of home.
1) Rs 1 lakh 
2) Rs 2 lakh
3) Rs 4 lakh 
4) Rs 5 lakh
5) Rs 8 lakh 
Answer:- 2) Rs 2 lakh
Ques. : 4 _______ has become India’s first fully organic state in 2016.
1) Gujarat 
2) Kerala
3) Mizoram 
4) Manipur
5) Sikkim 
Answer:- 5) Sikkim
Ques. : 5 The govt has announced to pay interest for ______ on loans taken by farmers for rabi season from district cooperative banks and primary societies.
1) 30 days 
2) 60 days
3) 90 days 
4) 100 days
5) 120 days 
Answer:- 2) 60 days
Ques. : 6 What additional fund has been given by the govt recently to NABARD to give loans to farmers?
1) Rs 12,000 cr 
2) Rs 20,000 cr
3) Rs 22,000 cr 
4) Rs 30,000 cr
5) Rs 32,000 cr 
Answer:- 2) Rs 20,000 cr
Ques. : 7 For small entrepreneurs, the govt has raised the credit guarantee from Rs 1 cr to
1) Rs 2 cr 
2) Rs 2.5 cr
3) Rs 3 cr 
4) Rs 3.5 cr
5) Rs 5 cr 
Answer:- 1) Rs 2 cr
Ques. : 8 Under a scheme for pregnant women, the would-be mothers will get ______ for their delivery, vaccination, and nutritious meals directly in their accounts.
1) Rs 2,000 
2) Rs 4,000
3) Rs 6,000 
4) Rs 8,000
5) Rs 12,000 
Answer:- 3) Rs 6,000
Ques. : 9 Senior citizens will now be assured what per cent interest on their deposits up to Rs 7.5 lakh which will remain the same for next 10 years?
1) 7 per cent 
2) 7.5 per cent
3) 8 per cent 
4) 8.5 per cent
5) 9 per cent 
Answer:- 3) 8 per cent
Ques. : 10 A gunman opened fire at a nightclub, killing at least 39 people including two Indians in the city of Istanbul in
1) Greece 
2) Turkey
3) Brazil 
4) Indonesia
5) Malaysia 
Answer:- 2) Turkey




03 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 CM Vijay Rupani dedicated India’s first laser technology-based advanced AVMS RTO check-post recently at Shamlaji of Aravalli district in the state of
1) Tamil Nadu 
2) Maharashtra
3) Gujarat 
4) Karnataka
5) Telangana 
Answer:- 3) Gujarat
Ques. : 2 India's largest LNG importer Petronet has signed an agreement to set up a $950-mn liquefied natural gas import project in
1) Maldives 
2) Bangladesh
3) Myanmar 
4) Vietnam
5) Venezuela 
Answer:- 2) Bangladesh
Ques. : 3 The SBI has reduced MCLR by 0.9 per cent from 8.90 per cent to 8 per cent for 1-year tenure. In the term MCLR, the letter ‘M’ stands for
1) Marginal 
2) Mortgage
3) Minimum 
4) Maximum
5) Maintenance 
Answer:- 1) Marginal
Ques. : 4 Who among the following has/have been chosen for Bharatiya Jnanpith Navlekhan Award for the year 2016?
1) Ghyansham Kumar Devansh 
2) Shraddha
3) Gyan Chaturvedi 
4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 2) 
Answer:- 5) Only 1) and 2)
Ques. : 5 KM Singh was conferred the 'Power & Energy Persona's Award for Individual Excellence' at the 10th ENERTIA Awards 2016. He is the present CMD of
1) IOC 
2) NTPC
3) BHEL 
4) NHPC
5) ISA 
Answer:- 4) NHPC
Ques. : 6 The Indian-origin entrepreneur Shaikh Rafik Mohammed was recently appointed Major General in which of the following countries?
1) Kyrgyzstan 
2) Tajikistan
3) Uzbekistan 
4) Turkmenistan
5) Kazakhstan 
Answer:- 1) Kyrgyzstan
Ques. : 7 The World famous 11-day gala festival Bargarh Dhanua Jatra was observed in which of the following states recently?
1) Jharkhand 
2) Chhattisgarh
3) Uttarakhand 
4) Sikkim
5) Odisha 
Answer:- 5) Odisha
Ques. : 8 The term “teaser rate” is associated with which of the following type of loans?
1) Auto loan 
2) Home loan
3) Personal loan 
4) Loan against property
5) Education loan 
Answer:- 2) Home loan
Ques. : 9 Who among the following won the Mubadala World Tennis Championships 2016 recently in Abu Dhabi?
1) Andy Murray 
2) David Goffin
3) Rafael Nadal 
4) Stan Wawrinka
5) Roger Federer 
Answer:- 3) Rafael Nadal
Ques. : 10 Somdev Devvarman announced his retirement recently from the professional
1) snooker 
2) boxing
3) golf
4) badminton
5) tennis 
Answer:- 5) tennis



04 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 According to HSBC Holdings’ data, India is 3rd among nations offering highest salaries to expats. Which country tops in this regard?
1) UAE 
2) Bahrain
3) Switzerland 
4) US
5) Canada 
Answer:- 3) Switzerland
Ques. : 2 Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was sworn-in recently as the ______ Chief Justice of India (CJI).
1) 41st 
2) 43rd
3) 44th 
4) 45th
5) 47th 
Answer:- 3) 44th
Ques. : 3 ________ has launched a health scheme, Arogya Raksha Scheme Tummalapalli Kalakshetram for the people of the Above Poverty Line at Rs 1200 premium per annum.
1) Andhra Pradesh 
2) Telangana
3) Karnataka 
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Kerala 
Answer:- 1) Andhra Pradesh
Ques. : 4 The 104th Indian Science Congress was held recently in Sri Venkateswara University in
1) Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 
2) Chennai, Tamil Nadu
3) Bengaluru, Karnataka 
4) Kochi, Kerala
5) Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh Answer:- 1) Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
Ques. : 5 Li Xiaoxia, who announced retirement recently, is the former Olympic champion of
1) table tennis 
2) tennis
3) badminton 
4) squash
5) snooker 
Answer:- 1) table tennis
Ques. : 6 The online payments app, BHIM, launched by the govt is now the number one free app on Google Play Store. The term BHIM stands for
1) Bharat Initiative for Money 
2) Bharat Interconnection for Money
3) Bharat Interface for Money 
4) Bharat Interchange for Money
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Bharat Interface for Money
Ques. : 7 Russia recently delivered four Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets to which of the following countries after a delay of two years?
1) Saudi Arabia 
2) Iran
3) Syria 
4) India
5) China 
Answer:- 5) China
Ques. : 8 The birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule was observed on 3 Jan. She is hailed as the country's first woman
1) bureaucrat 
2) scientist
3) astronaut 
4) teacher
5) governor 
Answer:- 4) teacher
Ques. : 9 Who among the following has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)?
1) P Kilemsungla 
2) Vinay Mittal
3) David R Syiemlieh 
4) DK Dewan
5) Manbir Singh 
Answer:- 3) David R Syiemlieh
Ques. : 10 In an effort to safeguard the fingerlings fish species and its eggs, which state govt has banned the use of Purse Seine Nets for fishing across the state?
1) Gujarat 
2) Maharashtra
3) Tamil Nadu 
4) Andhra Pradesh
5) West Bengal 
Answer:- 2) Maharashtra



05 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 Mithali Raj is associated with which of the following games?
1) Hockey 
2) Cricket
3) Football 
4) Basketball
5) Billiards 
Answer:- 2) Cricket
Ques. : 2 The Supreme Court recently removed Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke as President and Secretary respectively of which of the following sports bodies?
1) BCCI 
2) AIFF
3) IOA 
4) Hockey India
5) BAI 
Answer:- 1) BCCI
Ques. : 3 __________ has become the first country in the world to pay a basic income to randomly picked citizens on a national level.
1) Switzerland 
2) Singapore
3) Sweden 
4) Denmark
5) Finland 
Answer:- 5) Finland
Ques. : 4 The Union Cabinet approved ratifying an agreement between India and Uruguay regarding cooperation in customs matters. The capital city of Uruguay is
1) Copenhagen 
2) Stockholm
3) Montevideo 
4) Manama
5) Helsinki 
Answer:- 3) Montevideo
Ques. : 5 The 13th edition of five-day Chitwan Elephant Festival was held recently in
1) Kathmandu, Nepal 
2) Kolkata, India
3) Colombo, Sri Lanka 
4) Dhaka, Bangladesh
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Kathmandu, Nepal
Ques. : 6 Jovenel Moise was officially declared winner of the recent presidential election in which of the following countries?
1) Nigeria 
2) Haiti
3) Algeria 
4) Estonia
5) Eretria 
Answer:- 2) Haiti
Ques. : 7 Who among the following is the new President of the European Union?
1) Alexis Tsipras 
2) Mariano Rajoy
3) Juha Sipila 
4) Lars Lokke Rasmussen
5) Joseph Muscat
Answer:- 5) Joseph Muscat
Ques. : 8 Which of the following teams won the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women's Football Championship title in Siliguri recently?
1) Pakistan 
2) Sri Lanka
3) Bangladesh 
4) India
5) Nepal 
Answer:- 4) India
Ques. : 9 The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated in India on
1) 2 Jan 
2) 4 Jan
3) 7 Jan 
4) 9 Jan
5) 10 Jan 
Answer:- 4) 9 Jan
Ques. : 10 The Election Commission announced poll dates for five states recently. Which of the following states is/are going to poll in 2017?
1) Goa 
2) Manipur
3) Punjab 
4) Uttarakhand
5) All of these 
Answer:- 5) All of these



06 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 The Munich Re is opening a composite branch office in Mumbai. This world’s leading reinsurer is based in
1) Germany 
2) Switzerland
3) Singapore 
4) France
5) Hongkong 
Answer:- 1) Germany
Ques. : 2 Mobile commerce and payments company Paytm has got the final permission to open a payments bank by RBI. Paytm is promoted by
1) Kunal Bahl 
2) Naveen Tewari
3) Sachin Bansal 
4) Bhavish Aggarwal
5) Vijay Shekhar Sharma 
Answer:- 5) Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Ques. : 3 Arthur Morris has been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame posthumously. He was an __________ cricketer.
1) English 
2) Kiwi
3) Australian 
4) Caribbean
5) South African 
Answer:- 3) Australian
Ques. : 4 The Reserve Bank of India has appointed who among the following as its Executive Director (ED)?
1) US Paliwal 
2) Deepali Pant Joshi
3) Surekha Marandi 
4) DK Mohanty
5) NS Vishwanathan 
Answer:- 3) Surekha Marandi
Ques. : 5 The United Nations 70th General Assembly has recognised the year 2017 as the International Year of
1) Elimination of Terrorism 
2) Elimination of Chemical and Nuclear Weapons
3) Conservation of Water 
4) Sustainable Tourism for Development
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Sustainable Tourism for Development
Ques. : 6 Who among the following is the present chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC)?
1) Anurag Thakur 
2) Shashank Manohar
3) Sharad Pawar 
4) Ajay Shirke
5) Zaheer Abbas 
Answer:- 2) Shashank Manohar
Ques. : 7 Telangana and Assam signed MoUs to join the UDAY scheme recently. The UDAY scheme is associated with
1) debt restructuring of power distribution firms 
2) debt restructuring of state enterprises
3) turnaround of co-operative banks 
4) financial inclusion
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) debt restructuring of power distribution firms
Ques. : 8 Five Indian Americans took oath as members of US Congress recently. Who among the following is one of them?
1) Pramila Jayapal 
2) Raja Krishnamoorthi
3) Ro Khanna 
4) Ami Bera
5) All the above 
Answer:- 5) All the above
Ques. : 9 The state-owned fuel retailers, IOC, BPCL and HPCL will offer an upfront discount of ______ on every LPG refill to all LPG customers who will book and pay for it online.
1) Rs 5 
2) Rs 10
3) Rs 20 
4) Rs 25
5) Rs 50 
Answer:- 1) Rs 5
Ques. : 10 The Election Commission of India has issued a limitation for campaign expense per candidate for Assembly polls. In Goa and Manipur, the limit per candidate is
1) Rs 18 lakh 
2) Rs 20 lakh
3) Rs 24 lakh 
4) Rs 26 lakh
5) Rs 28 lakh 
Answer:- 2) Rs 20 lakh
07 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 PM Narendra Modi held talks with his counterpart Antonio Costa recently in New Delhi. Antonio is the present Prime Minister of
1) Portugal 
2) Suriname
3) Trinidad and Tobago 
4) Guinea
5) South Africa 
Answer:- 1) Portugal
Ques. : 2 The Supreme Court has restrained transfer of 2G spectrum licences from Maxis, originally allotted to Aircel in 2006, to any other telecom company. Maxis is based in
1) Russia 
2) Norway
3) Sweden 
4) Malaysia
5) Mongolia 
Answer:- 4) Malaysia
Ques. : 3 The 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) convention was held recently in
1) Chennai 
2) Bengaluru
3) Hyderabad 
4) Ahmedabad
5) Mumbai 
Answer:- 2) Bengaluru
Ques. : 4 The SIDBI has tied up with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) for augmenting capital support to enterprises in the country. SIDBI is headquartered at
1) Mumbai 
2) New Delhi
3) Chennai 
4) Hyderabad
5) Lucknow 
Answer:- 5) Lucknow
Ques. : 5 Japan temporarily withdrew its Ambassador to which of the following countries recently, amid an escalating row over a statue representing wartime sex slaves?
1) China 
2) Cambodia
3) South Korea 
4) Venezuela
5) Thailand 
Answer:- 3) South Korea
Ques. : 6 The govt imposed anti-dumping duty on jute products from which of the following countries for five years?
1) Nepal 
2) Bangladesh
3) China 
4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 2) 
Answer:- 5) Only 1) and 2)
Ques. : 7 The Island Tourism Festival 2017 was held recently at Port Blair in Andaman & Nicobar islands. Who among the following is the present Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar?
1) Farooq Khan 
2) Praful Patel
3) Madhup Vyas 
4) Kiran Bedi
5) Jagdish Mukhi 
Answer:- 5) Jagdish Mukhi
Ques. : 8 The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is estimated at ________ in 2016-17 as per the data released recently by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
1) 6.9 per cent 
2) 7.1 per cent
3) 7.3 per cent 
4) 7.4 per cent
5) 7.6 per cent 
Answer:- 2) 7.1 per cent
Ques. : 9 Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan, who passed away recently, was a renowned _______ maestro.
1) sitar 
2) flute
3) tabla 
4) shehnai
5) guitar 
Answer:- 1) sitar
Ques. : 10 India and Kazakhstan have signed five protocols to amend Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC). The capital city of Kazakhstan is
1) Astana
2) Manama
3) Dushanbe 
4) Bishkek
5) Ashgabat 
Answer:- 1) Astana





09 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza won the 2017 Brisbane International women's doubles title recently with her partner
1) Barbora Strycova 
2) Elena Vesnina
3) Ekaterina Makarova 
4) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Ques. : 2 Who among the following won the men’s singles title of the 2017 Chennai Open?
1) Janko Tipsarevic 
2) Danill Medvedev
3) Roberto Bautista Agut 
4) Pablo Carreno Busta
5) Tomas Berdych 
Answer:- 3) Roberto Bautista Agut
Ques. : 3 Who among the following won the men’s singles title of the 2017 Qatar Open tennis tournament?
1) Andy Murray 
2) Novak Djokovic
3) Stan Wawrinka 
4) Rafael Nadal
5) Roger Federer 
Answer:- 2) Novak Djokovic
Ques. : 4 In India, the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) will kick in from
1) Feb 1, 2017 
2) Mar 1, 2017
3) Apr 1, 2017 
4) Jun 1, 2017
5) Sep 1, 2017 
Answer:- 3) Apr 1, 2017
Ques. : 5 Who among the following is the present Chief Statistician of India (CSI)?
1) TCA Anant 
2) Pronab Sen
3) Sushil Chandra 
4) Vinod Rai
5) Shashi Kant Sharma 
Answer:- 1) TCA Anant
Ques. : 6 Jean-Marc Ayrault, who met PM Narendra Modi recently, is the present Foreign Minister of
1) Germany 
2) France
3) Spain 
4) South Korea
5) Canada 
Answer:- 2) France
Ques. : 7 The Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) is an annual event organised by the Ministry of External Affairs. It is being organised since
1) 2001 
2) 2003
3) 2004 
4) 2005
5) 2006 
Answer:- 2) 2003
Ques. : 8 According to growth projection released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), agriculture, forestry and fishing sector is likely to show a growth of ____ during 2016-17.
1) 1.2% 
2) 2.2%
3) 3.5% 
4) 3.9%
5) 4.1% 
Answer:- 5) 4.1%
Ques. : 9 What is the full form of the term IIP, a term we often read in financial newspapers?
1) Index of Indian Production 
2) Index of Initial Production
3) Index of Indigenous Production 
4) Index of Industrial Production
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Index of Industrial Production
Ques. : 10 Which country is setting up the world's highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes (located 5,250 meters above sea level) code-named Ngari No 1?
1) Russia 
2) South Korea
3) Japan 
4) China 
5) US 
Answer:- 4) China




10 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 Donald Trump won elected as the 45th president in the recent US presidential elections. He belongs to which of the following parties?
1) Democratic Party 
2) Republican Party
3) Libertarian Party 
4) Green Party
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Republican Party
Ques. : 2 The Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of ECGC was held on 8 Nov in New Delhi. What is the full form of ECGC?
1) Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India 
2) Export Commodity Guarantee Corporation of India
3) Export Commerce Guarantee Corporation of India 
4) Export Collaterals Guarantee Corporation of India
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India
Ques. : 3 Who among the following has been chosen for 2016 Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award?
1) Salman Rushdie 
2) Anita Desai
3) Aravind Adiga 
4) Vikram Seth
5) Amitav Ghosh
Answer:- 5) Amitav Ghosh
Ques. : 4 The public sector UCO Bank has announced that it would raise Rs 271 cr from Life Insurance Corporation of India. The bank is headquartered at
1) Chennai 
2) Hyderabad
3) Mumbai 
4) New Delhi
5) Kolkata 
Answer:- 5) Kolkata
Ques. : 5 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) issued the second tranche of USD 300 mn for the Power Sector Investment Programme of which of the following states recently?
1) Sikkim 
2) Manipur
3) Assam 
4) Mizoram
5) Tripura 
Answer:- 3) Assam
Ques. : 6 The World Science Day for Peace and Development is observed globally on
1) 2 Nov 
2) 5 Nov
3) 6 Nov 
4) 10 Nov
5) 14 Nov 
Answer:- 4) 10 Nov
Ques. : 7 Who among the following scripted history as he/she won the US Senate seat from California, becoming the first Indian-American to reach the feat?
1) Preet Bharara 
2) Rajat Gupta
3) Kamala Harris 
4) Ami Bera
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Kamala Harris
Ques. : 8 The Centre has decided to open PMKVK in every Parliamentary Constituency in the country. The scheme PMKVK is associated with
1) cleanliness 
2) skill training
3) village development 
4) agriculture
5) Khadi Gramodyog 
Answer:- 2) skill training
Ques. : 9 The Reporters without Borders (RSF) has awarded Hadi Abdullah the RSF-TV5 Monde prize, one of the world’s top press awards. He is a freelance journalist from
1) Lebanon 
2) Syria
3) Libya 
4) Yemen
5) Nigeria 
Answer:- 2) Syria
Ques. : 10 Masala bonds, which help Indian firms to raise money, while giving international investors access to higher yields in a zero-yield world, were launched in
1) 2010 
2) 2011
3) 2013 
4) 2014
5) 2015 
Answer:- 5) 2015

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