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16 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 Alphonce Felix Simbu won the men's title of the 14th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM) on 15 Jan 2017. He hails from
1) Tanzania 
2) Kenya
3) Nigeria 
4) Jamaica
5) Zambia 
Answer:- 1) Tanzania
Ques. : 2 Who among the following was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 62nd Filmfare Awards 2017?
1) Subhash Ghai
2) Shatrughan Sinha
3) Rishi Kapoor 
4) Jeetendra
5) Dharmendra 
Answer:- 2) Shatrughan Sinha
Ques. : 3 What is the full form of the term ‘NITI’ in the name NITI Aayog?
1) National Initiative for Transforming India 
2) National Institution for Transforming India
3) National Institution for Thriving India 
4) National Initiative for Technological Independence
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) National Institution for Transforming India
Ques. : 4 Who among the following will take charge as interim CEO of the public broadcaster Prasar Bharti in Feb 2017?
1) Jawhar Sircar 
2) SC Panda
3) Rajeev Singh 
4) Muzaffar Ali
5) Jayashree Mukherjee 
Answer:- 3) Rajeev Singh
Ques. : 5 Who among the following is the present chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?
1) Upendra Kumar Sinha 
2) Shashi Kant Sharma
3) CB Bhave 
4) TS Vijayan
5) Kshatrapati Shivaji 
Answer:- 1) Upendra Kumar Sinha
Ques. : 6 Rabi crops have been sown in around 616 lakh hectare so far. Which of the following is a Rabi crop sown in India
1) Peas 
2) Sesame
3) Mustard 
4) Barley
5) All of these 
Answer:- 5) All of these
Ques. : 7 Which of the following films won the Best Film award at the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards?
1) Sultan 
2) Dangal
3) Pink 
4) Fan
5) Udta Punjab 
Answer:- 2) Dangal
Ques. : 8 The first of its kind scheme of the country, Digital Dakiya or Digital Postman, was inaugurated recently in which state to encourage cashless transactions
1) Rajasthan 
2) Bihar
3) Uttar Pradesh 
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Tamil Nadu 
Answer:- 4) Madhya Pradesh
Ques. : 9 The ‘Falcon 9’ is a family of two-stage-to-orbit launch vehicles which is designed and manufactured by
1) JAXA 
2) NASA
3) SpaceX 
4) ISRO
5) CNES 
Answer:- 3) SpaceX
Ques. : 10 Which of the following teams won the Ranji Trophy title in Indore recently?
1) Mumbai 
2) Gujarat
3) Tamil Nadu 
4) Karnataka
5) Delhi 
Answer:- 2) Gujarat
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17 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut India’s economic growth rate forecast for 2016-17 to
1) 7.1 per cent 
2) 6.6 per cent
3) 7.6 per cent 
4) 6.9 per cent
5) 7.3 per cent 
Answer:- 2) 6.6 per cent
Ques. : 2 The book titled “The Fire of a Restless Mind” is authored by
1) Ritu Beri
2) Karan Johar
3) Manish Malhotra 
4) Rohit Bal
5) Ritu Kumar 
Answer:- 1) Ritu Beri
Ques. : 3 Which state govt has launched a mobile app ‘pinakin’ for information on tourism in the state?
1) Karnataka 
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Kerala 
4) Andhra Pradesh
5) Gujarat 
Answer:- 2) Tamil Nadu
Ques. : 4 Carli Lloyd has been named Best FIFA Women's Player of 2016. She plays for which of the following countries?
1) US 2) Brazil
3) New Zealand 
4) Argentina
5) Spain 
Answer:- 1) US
Ques. : 5 The first edition of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) International Television Dance Festival was held recently in
1) New Delhi 
2) Hyderabad
3) Chennai 
4) Mumbai
5) Bengaluru 
Answer:- 2) Hyderabad
Ques. : 6 The Border Security Force (BSF) launched operation ‘Sard Hawa’ at the western international border of
1) Rajasthan 
2) Punjab
3) Jammu and Kashmir
4) Gujarat
5) Maharashtra 
Answer:- 1) Rajasthan
Ques. : 7 ________ was India's warmest year ever since the documenting of meteorological records began in 1901.
1) 1991 
2) 1965
3) 1998 
4) 2001
5) 2016 
Answer:- 5) 2016
Ques. : 8 What is the full form of the term WPI as used in banking/finance?
1) Worldwide Price Index 
2) Widespread Price Index
3) Wholesale Price Index 
4) Warehouse Price Index
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Wholesale Price Index
Ques. : 9 India has been ranked 92nd on the global index of talent competitiveness. The latest index has been topped by
1) United Kingdom 
2) United States
3) Singapore 
4) Switzerland
5) Norway 
Answer:- 4) Switzerland
Ques. : 10 The Supreme Court has given permission to a woman to undergo termination of pregnancy even in _____week after medical report finds foetus is without skull
1) 12th 
2) 16th
3) 16th 
4) 24th
5) 28th 
Ans  4)  24th



18 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 Who among the following is the present Union Sports Minister?
1) Vijay Goel 
2) Anupriya Patel
3) Anil Madhav Dave 
4) MJ Akbar
5) Harsh Vardhan 
Answer:- 1) Vijay Goel
Ques. : 2 Pakistan Navy received two ships named Hingol and Basol from which country recently to protect strategic Gwadar port?
1) Russia 
2) Iran
3) China 
4) North Korea
5) Saudi Arabia 
Answer:- 3) China
Ques. : 3 The National Girl Child Day is observed every year on
1) 09 Jan 
2) 10 Jan
3) 15 Jan 
4) 18 Jan
5) 24 Jan 
Answer:- 5) 24 Jan
Ques. : 4 Deepak Roy, who passed away recently, was the national award-winning
1) shooter 
2) writer
3) filmmaker 
4) journalist
5) teacher 
Answer:- 3) filmmaker
Ques. : 5 BHEL has commissioned the second 500 MW power unit at Sagardighi Thermal Power Station (TPS) in Murshidabad district of
1) Maharashtra 
2) Jharkhand
3) Odisha 
4) Gujarat
5) West Bengal 
Answer:- 5) West Bengal
Ques. : 6 The 170th Sadguru Sri Thyagaraja Aaradhana festival was held recently in which state?
1) Kerala 
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Assam 
4) West Bengal
5) Madhya Pradesh 
Answer:- 2) Tamil Nadu
Ques. : 7 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has estimated the global growth for 2016 at what per cent?
1) 2.1 per cent 
2) 2.3 per cent
3) 2.9 per cent 
4) 3.1 per cent
5) 3.3 per cent 
Answer:- 4) 3.1 per cent
Ques. : 8 . ________ won The Hindu Prize 2016 at the 7th edition of The Hindu Lit for Life festival 2017 held in Chennai
1) Kiran Doshi 
2) Suketu Mehta
3) Kiran Desai 
4) Amitav Ghosh
5) Vikram Seth 
Answer:- 1) Kiran Doshi
Ques. : 9 The Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Pvt Ltd has set a record (printed 10.9 mn currency note in a day) in currency note printing. The printing press is situated in
1) Nashik 
2) Mysuru
3) Noida 
4) Kolkata
5) Hyderabad 
Answer:- 2) Mysuru
Ques. : 10 Among the twenty-five children selected for the national bravery awards 2016, the coveted Bharat award has been conferred on
1) Late Kumari Tarh Peju, Arunachal Pradesh 
2) Tejasweeta Pradhan, West Bengal
3) Shivani Gond, West Bengal 
4) Sumit Mamgain, Uttarakhand
5) Naman Beniwal, Delhi 
Answer:- 1) Late Kumari Tarh Peju, Arunachal Pradesh




19 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 Eugene Cernan, who passed away recently, was a(n)
1) poet 
2) actor
3) astronaut 
4) architect
5) singer 
Answer:- 3) astronaut
Ques. : 2 The ELSS schemes are popular investment tools. The term ELSS stands for
1) Estate Linked Savings Scheme 
2) Equity Linked Savings Scheme
3) Estimate Linked Savings Scheme 
4) Engagement Linked Savings Scheme
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Equity Linked Savings Scheme
Ques. : 3 Gita Sen passed away recently. She was a veteran
1) actress 
2) dancer
3) politician 
4) satirist
5) cartoonist 
Answer:- 1) actress
Ques. : 4 Who among the following has been appointed as Tata Motors chairman?
1) N Chandrasekaran 
2) Abidali Neemuchwala
3) FC Kohli 
4) Subramaniam Ramadorai
5) Rajesh Gopinathan 
Answer:- 1) N Chandrasekaran
Ques. : 5 Who among the following has been elected president of the European Parliament?
1) David Sassoli 
2) Gianfranco Fini
3) Silvio Berlusconi 
4) Martin Schulz
5) Antonio Tajani 
Answer:- 5) Antonio Tajani
Ques. : 6 The UNESCO has registered Sitalpati or cool mat from the Cooch Behar district of which state as an intangible cultural heritage?
1) Jharkhand 
2) Odisha
3) Assam
4) Sikkim
5) West Bengal 
Answer:- 5) West Bengal
Ques. : 7 __________ has launched a first of its kind unique Customizable Savings Account to enable the customers to design an account as per their convenience.
1) HDFC Bank 
2) IDFC Bank
3) YES Bank 
4) ICICI Bank
5) Federal Bank 
Answer:- 3) YES Bank
Ques. : 8 The campaign named ‘Saksham 2017’ inaugurated in Nagaland recently is aimed at conservation of
1) forests 
2) water
3) petroleum products 
4) herbs
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) petroleum products
Ques. : 9 Which state govt recently allowed the sale of white kerosene in open market?
1) Kerala 
2) Karnataka
3) Tamil Nadu 
4) Andhra Pradesh
5) Odisha 
Answer:- 2) Karnataka
Ques. : 10 Who among the following won the 15th edition of the Delhi International Chess tournament?
1) Diptayan Ghosh 
2) Marat Dzhumaev
3) Murali Karthikeyan 
4) Farrukh Amonatov
5) Adam Tukhaev 
Answer:- 4) Farrukh Amonatov






20 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 The scientists from across the world have named three diseases that could cause next global health emergency. Which of the following is one of them?
1) Nipah virus 
2) Lassa fever
3) Mers 
4) All the above
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) All the above
Ques. : 2 ______ and India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) have signed an MoU, whereby the former will provide technology platform for pilot launch of the latter.
1) SBI 
2) PNB
3) CBI 
4) BOI
5) BOB 
Answer:- 2) PNB
Ques. : 3 ________ has announced to protect the endangered Hisla Fish, which now will become the first fish to get legal protection.
1) Maharashtra 
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Karnataka 
4) Kerala
5) West Bengal 
Answer:- 5) West Bengal
Ques. : 4 Mawlynnong village in which state has become a role model for others as it is being known as Asia’s cleanest village? All 90 families of the village constructed toilets in 1989.
1) Meghalaya 
2) Nagaland
3) Sikkim 
4) Assam
5) Manipur 
Answer:- 1) Meghalaya
Ques. : 5 Which state govt has launched ‘Aanandam’ programme which will help the poor people to get the daily needs items from the wealthy people?
1) Uttar Pradesh 
2) Punjab
3) Haryana 
4) Goa
5) Madhya Pradesh 
Answer:- 5) Madhya Pradesh
Ques. : 6 The World Economic Forum (WEF) is best known for its annual meeting at the end of Jan in the city of
1) London 
2) New York
3) Davos 
4) Basel
5) Frankfurt 
Answer:- 3) Davos
Ques. : 7 The Union Cabinet has given its in-principle nod for listing of all the five PSU general insurance companies. Which of the following is NOT a PSU general insurer?
1) New India Assurance Company Ltd 
2) United India Insurance Company Ltd
3) Oriental Insurance Company Ltd 
4) National Insurance Company Ltd
5) None of these 
Answer:- 5) None of these
Ques. : 8 Only cash, deposits can be declared under the govt’s PMGKY scheme. What do letters ‘GKY’ stands for in the term PMGKY?
1) Gram Kalyan Yojana 
2) Griha Kalyan Yojana
3) Garib Kalyan Yojana 
4) Grihastha Kalyan Yojana
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Garib Kalyan Yojana
Ques. : 9 The Union Cabinet has approved the trade agreement negotiations with Peru. The capital city of Peru is
1) Manama 
2) Lima
3) Geneva 
4) Oslo
5) Stockholm 
Answer:- 2) Lima
Ques. : 10 Which India city has been ranked as the most dynamic city in the World in the World Economic Forum’s Momentum Index?
1) Delhi 
2) Chennai
3) Bengaluru 
4) Pune
5) Hyderabad 
Answer:- 3) Bengaluru


21 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 In its drive to promote digital payments, the govt is emphasizing on AePS. In the term AePS what does letter ‘A’ stand for?
1) Advance 
2) Accredited
3) Associated 
4) Aadhar
5) Account 
Answer:- 4) Aadhar
Ques. : 2 A top Egyptian court recently upheld a ruling halting a plan to transfer two Red Sea islands from Egypt to
1) Iran 
2) Turkey
3) Kuwait 
4) Saudi Arabia
5) Bahrain 
Answer:- 4) Saudi Arabia
Ques. : 3 India has signed a financing agreement with World Bank for USD 48-mn for the Health Project of the state of
1) Assam 
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Sikkim 
4) Nagaland
5) Jammu and Kashmir 
Answer:- 4) Nagaland
Ques. : 4 _______ is the first Indian company and the first bank or financial institution from non-Japan Asia to be listed on the NYSE.
1) ICICI 
2) UTI
3) LIC of India 
4) HDFC
5) IDFC 
Answer:- 1) ICICI
Ques. : 5 The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is an umbrella organisation for all retail payment systems in the country. It was set up in
1) 1991 
2) 1999
3) 2001 
4) 2004
5) 2009 
Answer:- 5) 2009
Ques. : 6 Donald Trump was recently inaugurated as the ______ President of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.
1) 41th 
2) 43th
3) 45th 
4) 46th
5) 48th 
Answer:- 3) 45th
Ques. : 7 ________ has become the worldwide Olympic partner through 2028 after signing the first long-term partnership with International Olympic Committee (IOC).
1) Alibaba 
2) Total
3) Amazon 
4) Xiaomi
5) Lenovo 
Answer:- 1) Alibaba
Ques. : 8 The govt's ambitious scheme, under which air fares have been capped at Rs 2,500 for a one-hour flight, is all set to roll out. The scheme is named
1) UDAN 
2) SAFAR
3) AAKASH 
4) PUSHPAK
5) PAWAN HANSH 
Answer:- 1) UDAN
Ques. : 9 Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is the chief guest for this year's Republic Day celebrations, is the present crown prince of
1) Abu Dhabi 
2) Bahrain
3) Saudi Arabia 
4) Qatar
5) Kuwait 
Answer:- 1) Abu Dhabi
Ques. : 10 The 12th Five Year Plan is the last five-year Plan and from 2017-18, the Centre would adopt a ________ action plan and a fifteen-year vision document.
1) one-year 
2) two-year
3) three-year 
4) four-year
5) ten-year 
Answer:- 3) three-year




23 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 The 10-day-festival ‘Sangai Festival 2016’ was held recently in which of the following states?
1) Manipur 
2) Tripura
3) Kerala 
4) Sikkim
5) Uttarakhand 
Answer:- 1) Manipur
Ques. : 2 Who among the following was awarded the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for his book “Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India” recently?
1) Janice Pariat 
2) Mahesh Rao
3) Samanth Subramanian 
4) Akshaya Mukul
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Akshaya Mukul
Ques. : 3 India recently successfully test-fired indigenously built nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile from Odisha coast. The missile has a range of
1) 350 km 
2) 700 km
3) 1500 km 
4) 2500 km
5) 3500 km 
Answer:- 2) 700 km
Ques. : 4 The guided missile destroyer INS Chennai was commissioned into the India Navy recently. This is the last of the Project 15A which also include
1) INS Kolkata 
2) INS Kochi
3) INS Mumbai 
4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 2) 
Answer:- 5) Only 1) and 2)
Ques. : 5 Captain Radhika Menon was bestowed with the 2016 International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea recently. The IMO headquarters is located in
1) London 
2) Paris
3) Geneva 
4) Basel
5) Frankfurt 
Answer:- 1) London
Ques. : 6 Ram Naresh Yadav, who passed away recently, was the former Governor of
1) Uttar Pradesh 
2) Madhya Pradesh
3) Rajasthan 
4) Uttarakhand
5) Karnataka 
Answer:- 2) Madhya Pradesh
Ques. : 7 Gaganjeet Bhullar, who won the BANK BRI-JCB Indonesia Open recently, is associated with which of the following games?
1) Squash 
2) Billiards
3) Golf 
4) Tennis
5) Table tennis 
Answer:- 3) Golf
Ques. : 8 The branches of selected banks authorised by the RBI to stock rupee notes and coins are termed as
1) Prime branches 
2) Systemically important branches
3) Currency chests 
4) Bancassurance
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Currency chests
Ques. : 9 ________ has been honoured with “Dr Nagendra Singh International Peace Award” for his efforts in ensuring world peace.
1) Sri Sri Ravishankar 
2) Baba Ramdev
3) Mata Amritanandamayi 
4) Dadi Janki
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Sri Sri Ravishankar
Ques. : 10 ________ was honoured with ‘Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the year’ at the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held in Goa.
1) Shaan 
2) Udit Narayan
3) Sonu Nigam 
4) SP Bala Subrahmanyam
5) Shankar Mahadevan 
Answer:- 4) SP Bala Subrahmanyam

24 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 Usha Ananthasubramanian is the present Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of which of the following banks?
1) PNB 
2) Axis Bank
3) Indian Bank 
4) Bank of India
5) Dena Bank 
Answer:- 1) PNB
Ques. : 2 The National girl child day is celebrated every year on
1) 12 Jan 
2) 15 Jan
3) 24 Jan 
4) 25 Jan
5) 27 Jan 
Answer:- 3) 24 Jan
Ques. : 3 __________ has withdrawn the visa-on arrival facility for Indians travelling to it effective from Jan 23, 2017.
1) Hong Kong 
2) Taiwan
3) North Korea 
4) Israel
5) Thailand 
Answer:- 1) Hong Kong
Ques. : 4 The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently approved the proposed merger of online travel firm MakeMyTrip’s Indian travel business with
1) 
Yatra.com 
2) Cox and Kings
3) Ibibo 
4) SOTC
5) Thomas Cook 
Answer:- 3) Ibibo
Ques. : 5 Which country recently commissioned its 31st stealth warship CNS Ezhou?
1) North Korea 
2) Vietnam
3) South Korea 
4) China
5) Venezuela 
Answer:- 4) China
Ques. : 6 Naqsh Lyallpuri, who passed away recently, was a renowned poet of
1) Assamese 
2) English
3) Urdu 
4) Sanskrit
5) Bengali 
Answer:- 3) Urdu
Ques. : 7 Gianni Infantino is the present President of which of the following international sports bodies?
1) ICC 
2) FIFA
3) WBF 
4) WWE
5) BWF 
Answer:- 2) FIFA
Ques. : 8 _________ will host the next National Games in Nov 2017.
1) Uttarakhand 
2) Chhattisgarh
3) Goa 
4) Andhra Pradesh
5) Gujarat 
Answer:- 3) Goa
Ques. : 9 The CBI recently arrested Yogesh Aggarwal in connection with the Vijay Mallya loan default case. Yogesh was the former Chairman of
1) HDFC Bank 
2) Axis Bank
3) ICICI Bank 
4) IDBI Bank
5) IDFC Bank 
Answer:- 4) IDBI Bank
Ques. : 10 Ahead of the Union Budget for 2017-18, the FRBM committee submitted its report to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The term FRBM stands for
1) Fiscal Representation and Budget Management 
2) Fiscal Review and Budget Management
3) Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management 
4) Fiscal Research and Budget Management
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management




25 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 Name the present Union Foreign Secretary, who got a one-year extension recently.
1) Sujata Singh
2) S Jaishankar
3) Shaktikanta Das 
4) Vikas Swarup
5) Ajit Doval 
Answer:- 2) S Jaishankar
Ques. : 2 . Birender Singh Yadav has been appointed as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Burkina Faso. The capital city of Burkina Faso is
1) Dili 
2) Juba
3) Ulaanbaatar 
4) Ouagadougou
5) Tallinn 
Answer:- 4) Ouagadougou
Ques. : 3 __________ has won the ‘Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the transportation sector under the Aviation category for the year 2016.
1) Delhi International Airport 
2) Jaipur International Airport
3) Chennai International Airport 
4) Cochin International Airport
5) Goa International Airport 
Answer:- 1) Delhi International Airport
Ques. : 4 The Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh recently inaugurated the new Universal Rail Mill of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) at Bhilai Steel Plant in the state of
1) Jharkhand 
2) Bihar
3) Karnataka 
4) Chhattisgarh
5) Andhra Pradesh 
Answer:- 4) Chhattisgarh
Ques. : 5 The Centre has given its nod to ratify the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol which is related to
1) Elimination of chemical weapons 
2) Reduction of nuclear weapons
3) Free trade 
4) Convention on Climate Change
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Convention on Climate Change
Ques. : 6 The guided Pinaka was successfully test-fired for the second time at Chandipur test facility. Pinaka is a
1) torpedo 
2) rocket
3) artillery gun 
4) guided bomb
5) hand grenade 
Answer:- 2) rocket
Ques. : 7 The state assembly of _________ unanimously passed the Jallikattu Bill on Jan 23, 2017 to replace the ordinance issued to allow the state’s traditional sport.
1) Kerala 
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Odisha 
4) Karnataka
5) Andhra Pradesh 
Answer:- 2) Tamil Nadu
Ques. : 8 To educate awareness on banking codes at grass root level, the BCSBI will organise know your rights programme in all the states. The term BCSBI stands for
1) Banking Codes and Services Board of India 
2) Banking Codes and Security Board of India
3) Banking Codes and Sustainability Board of India 
4) Banking Codes and Standards Board of India
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Banking Codes and Standards Board of India
Ques. : 9 The Indian postal department has released a special stamp cover titled “Golden girls of India – Pride of Nation”. The postal stamp features
1) Dipa Karmakar 
2) Sakshi Malik
3) PV Sindu 
4) All the above
5) Only 2) and 3) 
Answer:- 4) All the above
Ques. : 10 The World Braille Day is observed every year on
1) 04 Jan 
2) 09 Jan
3) 15 Jan 
4) 24 Jan
5) 27 Jan 
Answer:- 1) 04 Jan
25 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 Name the present Union Foreign Secretary, who got a one-year extension recently.
1) Sujata Singh
2) S Jaishankar
3) Shaktikanta Das 
4) Vikas Swarup
5) Ajit Doval 
Answer:- 2) S Jaishankar
Ques. : 2 . Birender Singh Yadav has been appointed as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Burkina Faso. The capital city of Burkina Faso is
1) Dili 
2) Juba
3) Ulaanbaatar 
4) Ouagadougou
5) Tallinn 
Answer:- 4) Ouagadougou
Ques. : 3 __________ has won the ‘Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the transportation sector under the Aviation category for the year 2016.
1) Delhi International Airport 
2) Jaipur International Airport
3) Chennai International Airport 
4) Cochin International Airport
5) Goa International Airport 
Answer:- 1) Delhi International Airport
Ques. : 4 The Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh recently inaugurated the new Universal Rail Mill of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) at Bhilai Steel Plant in the state of
1) Jharkhand 
2) Bihar
3) Karnataka 
4) Chhattisgarh
5) Andhra Pradesh 
Answer:- 4) Chhattisgarh
Ques. : 5 The Centre has given its nod to ratify the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol which is related to
1) Elimination of chemical weapons 
2) Reduction of nuclear weapons
3) Free trade 
4) Convention on Climate Change
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Convention on Climate Change
Ques. : 6 The guided Pinaka was successfully test-fired for the second time at Chandipur test facility. Pinaka is a
1) torpedo 
2) rocket
3) artillery gun 
4) guided bomb
5) hand grenade 
Answer:- 2) rocket
Ques. : 7 The state assembly of _________ unanimously passed the Jallikattu Bill on Jan 23, 2017 to replace the ordinance issued to allow the state’s traditional sport.
1) Kerala 
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Odisha 
4) Karnataka
5) Andhra Pradesh 
Answer:- 2) Tamil Nadu
Ques. : 8 To educate awareness on banking codes at grass root level, the BCSBI will organise know your rights programme in all the states. The term BCSBI stands for
1) Banking Codes and Services Board of India 
2) Banking Codes and Security Board of India
3) Banking Codes and Sustainability Board of India 
4) Banking Codes and Standards Board of India
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Banking Codes and Standards Board of India
Ques. : 9 The Indian postal department has released a special stamp cover titled “Golden girls of India – Pride of Nation”. The postal stamp features
1) Dipa Karmakar 
2) Sakshi Malik
3) PV Sindu 
4) All the above
5) Only 2) and 3) 
Answer:- 4) All the above
Ques. : 10 The World Braille Day is observed every year on
1) 04 Jan 
2) 09 Jan
3) 15 Jan 
4) 24 Jan
5) 27 Jan 
Answer:- 1) 04 Jan

27 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 Who among the following sportspersons was conferred Padma Shri award announced on 26 Jan 2017?
1) Vikas Gowda 
2) Dipa Karmakar
3) Sakshi Malik 
4) Virat Kohli
5) All of these 
Answer:- 5) All of these
Ques. : 2 Enrique Pena Nieto is the present President of which of the following countries?
1) Cuba 
2) Mexico
3) Canada 
4) Vietnam
5) Philippines 
Answer:- 2) Mexico
Ques. : 3 Burj Khalifa tower, the world’s tallest building, was lit up in the colours of the Indian National flag on 25 Jan and 26 Jan 2017. The tower is located in
1) Tehran 
2) Dubai
3) Kuwait City 
4) Kuala Lumpur
5) Tel Aviv 
Answer:- 2) Dubai
Ques. : 4 The US President Donald Trump recently signed directives to build a wall along the US border with
1) Canada 
2) Nicaragua
3) Mexico 
4) Guatemala
5) Cuba 
Answer:- 3) Mexico
Ques. : 5 What is India’s ranking in a list of eight great powers for the year 2017 issued by the leading American foreign policy magazine “The American Interest”?
1) Third 
2) Fourth
3) Fifth 
4) Sixth
5) Seventh 
Answer:- 4) Sixth
Ques. : 6 Facing sexual harassment charges, V Shanmuganathan recently resigned as the Governor of
1) Meghalaya 
2) Assam
3) Kerala 
4) Tripura
5) Mizoram 
Answer:- 1) Meghalaya
Ques. : 7 Which state has announced a total ban on polythene carry bags from May 1, 2017 across the state?
1) Uttar Pradesh 
2) Madhya Pradesh
3) Himachal Pradesh 
4) Kerala
5) Sikkim 
Answer:- 2) Madhya Pradesh
Ques. : 8 The highest peacetime military decoration award - the Ashok Chakra - was given posthumously to who among the following on the eve of 68th Republic Day?
1) Jagdish Chand 
2) Mahendra Singh
3) Mohan Nath Goswami 
4) Hangpan Dada
5) Santosh Mahadik 
Answer:- 4) Hangpan Dada
Ques. : 9 Which country has built the world’s biggest solar park at the Longyangxia Dam Solar Park which can produce 850 MW of power?
1) South Korea 
2) Mongolia
3) China 
4) Japan
5) Vietnam 
Answer:- 3) China
Ques. : 10 Matthew Hayden and David Boon have been inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame. Both are the former cricketers of
1) New Zealand 
2) Australia
3) South Africa 
4) England
5) West Indies 
Answer:- 2) Australia



30 JANUARY 2017
Ques. : 1 The govt has reconstituted TOP committee with objective of identifying and supporting potential medal prospects for 2020 and 2024 Olympic games. Here, the term TOP stands for
1) Target Olympic Preparation 
2) Target Olympic Participation
3) Target Olympic Performance 
4) Target Olympic Podium
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Target Olympic Podium
Ques. : 2 The cryogenic engine is used in which of the following?
1) Submarines 
2) Supersonic Jets
3) Super Computers 
4) Aircraft Carriers
5) Rockets 
Answer:- 5) Rockets
Ques. : 3 Jeevan Akshay is single-premium immediate annuity plan launched by
1) ICICI Prudential 
2) Bharti AXA
3) Tata AIG 
4) LIC of India
5) SBI Life 
Answer:- 4) LIC of India
Ques. : 4 The capital city of Yemen is
1) Manama 
2) Damascus
3) Sana’a 
4) Yaounde
5) Abuja 
Answer:- 3) Sana’a
Ques. : 5 Who among the following won the women’s singles title of the 2017 Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in Lucknow recently?
1) Gregoria Mariska 
2) PV Sindhu
3) Saina Nehwal 
4) Carolina Marin
5) Jwala Gutta 
Answer:- 2) PV Sindhu
Ques. : 6 . Deepa Malik is the first Indian woman to win a medal in the Paralympic Games. She had won a silver medal in the Rio 2016 Paralympics in
1) javelin throw 
2) pole vault
3) triple jump 
4) wrestling
5) shot put 
Answer:- 5) shot put
Ques. : 7 Who among the following won the men’s singles title at the 2017 Australian Open?
1) Rafael Nadal 
2) Stan Wawrinka
3) Roger Federer 
4) Andy Murray
5) Novak Djokovic 
Answer:- 3) Roger Federer
Ques. : 8 In a world first, the ________ has decided that tech giants like Apple, Microsoft and Facebook are so important that they merit their own ambassador, in exactly the same way as other countries do.
1) Sweden 
2) Finland
3) Denmark 
4) Norway
5) Spain
Answer:- 3) Denmark
Ques. : 9 After being declared polio-free, India faces the risk of importation of the polio virus from which country/countries?
1) Nigeria 
2) Afghanistan
3) Pakistan 
4) All the above
5) Nepal 
Answer:- 4) All the above
Ques. : 10 India Post has become the third entity to receive a final license to start payments bank in India. The other two are
1) Paytm and Bharti Airtel 
2) Bharti Airtel and Vodafone M-Pesa
3) Vodafone M-Pesa and Paytm 
4) RIL and Adity Birla Nuvo
5) Adity Birla Nuvo and Fino Paytech Answer:- 1) Paytm and Bharti Airtel




GENERAL AWARENESS 16TH JAN TO 31ST JAN 2017 -- KUNDANJI Reviewed by sambasivan srinivasan on 5:33:00 PM Rating: 5

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