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OBJECTIVE GENERAL AWARENESS 7TH JANUARY TO 15TH JANUARY 2017



THANKS KUNDAN SIR
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





11 JANUARY 2017

Ques. : 1 _________ was recently named the world's best player at the inaugural Best FIFA Football Awards in Zurich.
1) Antoine Griezmann 
2) Lionel Messi
3) Cristiano Ronaldo 
4) Ronaldinho
5) Gareth Bale 
Answer:- 3) Cristiano Ronaldo

Ques. : 2 An eight-year old boy Abbu Ammaz won gold medal in Thai Boxing Championship at the national level recently. He hails from
1) Haryana 
2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Karnataka 
4) Andhra Pradesh
5) Jammu and Kashmir 
Answer:- 5) Jammu and Kashmir

Ques. : 3 The mobile handset brand ______ has roped in Indian cricketer Virat Kohli as the brand ambassador.
1) Gionee 
2) Xiaomi
3) Oppo 
4) Lenovo
5) One Plus 
Answer:- 1) Gionee

Ques. : 4 The US fast-food giant McDonald announced to sell its businesses in which country recently for $2.08 bn to Citic and the Carlyle Group?
1) India 
2) China
3) Indonesia 
4) Malaysia
5) Iran 
Answer:- 2) China

Ques. : 5 The World Bank recently decelerated India's growth for 2016-17 fiscal to
1) 7 per cent 
2) 7.2 per cent
3) 7.4 per cent 
4) 7.6 per cent
5) 7.8 per cent 
Answer:- 1) 7 per cent

Ques. : 6 Which country recently launched its first submarine-launched nuclear-capable Babur-3 missile which has a range of 450 km?
1) Iran 
2) Iraq
3) Saudi Arabia 
4) Turkey
5) Pakistan 
Answer:- 5) Pakistan

Ques. : 7 Kalyan Krishnamurthy has been appointed as new chief executive officer of the online marketplace
1) Flipkart 
2) Amazon
3) Snapdeal 
4) Shopclues
5) Infibeam 
Answer:- 1) Flipkart

Ques. : 8 The 11th World Hindi Day was observed recently on
1) 08 Jan 
2) 10 Jan
3) 14 Jan 
4) 18 Jan
5) 25 Jan 
Answer:- 2) 10 Jan

Ques. : 9 Which state govt has launched India’s largest public WiFi service in its capital city?
1) Gujarat 
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Maharashtra 
4) Telangana
5) Kerala 
Answer:- 3) Maharashtra

Ques. : 10 __________ was given an award by the US Embassy in appreciation for his invaluable contributions to the US-India partnership on tuberculosis.
1) Irrfan Khan 
2) Vidya Balan
3) Nana Patekar 
4) Deepika Padukone
5) Amitabh Bachchan 
Answer:- 5) Amitabh Bachchan







12 JANUARY 2017

Ques. : 1 India announced _________ Line of Credit to Kenya for agricultural mechanization during the recent visit of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to India.
1) USD 900-mn
2) USD 700-mn
3) USD 500-mn 
4) USD 300-mn
5) USD 100-mn 
Answer:- 5) USD 100-mn

Ques. : 2 The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has decided that the World Cup will be expanded to host _____ teams for the 2026 tournament.
1) 32 
2) 34
3) 40 
4) 46
5) 48 
Answer:- 5) 48

Ques. : 3 The recently released book “Akhada” is the official biography of
1) Mahavir Singh Phogat 
2) Sakshi Malik
3) Dara Singh 
4) Dalip Singh Rana (Khali)
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Mahavir Singh Phogat

Ques. : 4 Which state govt has demanded the centre to promulgate an ordinance to revive the banned traditional game Jallikattu in the state?
1) Karnataka 
2) Kerala
3) Tamil Nadu 
4) Andhra Pradesh
5) Odisha 
Answer:- 3) Tamil Nadu

Ques. : 5 The book “Olympus: An Indian Retelling of the Greek Myths” has been authored by
1) Ashwin Sanghi 
2) Amish Tripathi
3) Ramachandra Guha 
4) Devdutt Pattanaik
5) None of these
Answer:- 4) Devdutt Pattanaik

Ques. : 6 India and Kenya recently signed agreements in the area of agriculture. What is the currency of Kenya?
1) Shilling 
2) Pound
3) Dollar 
4) Peso
5) Rand 
Answer:- 1) Shilling

Ques. : 7 The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has revised Indian Standard on gold hallmarking and hallmarked gold jewelry will now be available in 14 karat, 18 karats, and 22 karats. The present director general of BIS is
1) Alka Panda 
2) Sanjay Dave
3) Pawan Kumar Agarwal 
4) Ashish Bahuguna
5) Alka Sirohi 
Answer:- 1) Alka Panda

Ques. : 8 Yana Kudryavtseva, the 13-time gymnastics world champion, retired recently aged just 19. She hails from
1) Jordan 
2) Ukraine
3) Jamaica 
4) Kazakhstan
5) Russia 
Answer:- 5) Russia

Ques. : 9 Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the “The Nobel Prize” exhibition in which city recently
1) Jaipur 
2) Bhopal
3) Gandhinagar 
4) Hyderabad
5) Chennai 
Answer:- 3) Gandhinagar

Ques. : 10 Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and space agency CNES have signed a partnership agreement in satellite launch technology. CNES belongs to
1) Germany 
2) France
3) South Korea 
4) Japan
5) Sweden 
Answer:- 2) France







13 JANUARY 2017

Ques. : 1 Who among the following has been appointed as the new chairman of Tata Group?
1) B Muthuraman 
2) Ishaat Hussain
3) N Chandrasekaran 
4) Noel Tata
5) Arun Sarin 
Answer:- 3) N Chandrasekaran

Ques. : 2 Thai Pongal is a harvest festival which is celebrated in the state of
1) Karnataka 
2) Kerala
3) Tamil Nadu 
4) Andhra Pradesh
5) Odisha 
Answer:- 3) Tamil Nadu

Ques. : 3 The Govt has increased the minimum monthly pension to ________ per person for central govt employees.
1) Rs 7,000 
2) Rs 8,000
3) Rs 9,000 
4) Rs 6,000
5) Rs 10,000 
Answer:- 3) Rs 9,000

Ques. : 4 Japanese PM Shinzo Abe recently signed about USD 8.7-bn aid package over the next five years to
1) Philippines 
2) Thailand
3) Vietnam 
4) Cambodia
5) Venezuela 
Answer:- 1) Philippines

Ques. : 5 India’s first payments bank – Airtel Payments Bank – is giving a ______ interest on savings accounts, which makes it the highest interest rate on offer.
1) 4.50% 
2) 5.25%
3) 6% 
4) 7.25%
5) 8% 
Answer:- 4) 7.25%

Ques. : 6 Actress Tisca Chopra was named the Best Actress at the Jio Filmfare Short Film Awards recently for the film
1) Chutney 
2) Dangal
3) Sultan 
4) Dear Zindagi
5) Pink 
Answer:- 1) Chutney

Ques. : 7 The World Bank has projected a global growth of _____ in 2017.
1) 2.1% 
2) 2.3%
3) 2.5% 
4) 2.7%
5) 2.9% 
Answer:- 4) 2.7%

Ques. : 8 The month-long Magh Mela festival began recently at Sangam in
1) Allahabad 
2) Lucknow
3) Nasik 
4) Kolkata
5) Puri 
Answer:- 1) Allahabad

Ques. : 9 Norway has become the first country to cease FM radio broadcasting. The capital city of Norway is
1) Madrid 
2) Stockholm
3) Copenhagen 
4) Helsinki
5) Oslo 
Answer:- 5) Oslo

Ques. : 10 Arunachal Pradesh has signed an MoU with NDDB to promote dairy development in the state. The term NDDB stands for
1) National Dam Development Board 
2) National Dairy Development Board
3) National Defence Development Board 
4) National Design Development Board
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) National Dairy Development Board







14 JANUARY 2017

Ques. : 1 Rodrigo Duterte is the present President of which of the following countries?
1) Vietnam 
2) Thailand
3) Philippines 
4) Venezuela
5) Cambodia 
Answer:- 3) Philippines

Ques. : 2 The harvest festival of Magh Bihu was celebrated across which of the following states recently?
1) Tamil Nadu 
2) Karnataka
3) Odisha 
4) Telangana
5) Assam 
Answer:- 5) Assam

Ques. : 3 The govt will sell its entire 51% stake and transfer the management control of the helicopter service operator Pawan Hans. It is a joint venture where ________ holds 49%.
1) ONGC 
2) Air India
3) LIC of India 
4) Indian Oil
5) BHEL 
Answer:- 1) ONGC

Ques. : 4 The indigenously designed, developed and manufactured artillery gun soon to be inducted into the Indian Army is
1) Trishul 
2) Dhanushya
3) Tarkas 
4) Prahar
5) Bhishma 
Answer:- 2) Dhanushya

Ques. : 5 The NITI Aayog has projected India’s GDP growth rate at what per cent for 2016-17 based on the appraisal document for the Twelfth Five-Year Plan?
1) 7 per cent 
2) 7.1 per cent
3) 7.3 per cent 
4) 7.6 per cent
5) 8 per cent 
Answer:- 5) 8 per cent

Ques. : 6 The NTPC has inked pact to take over Chhabra thermal power plant which is situated in the state of
1) Madhya Pradesh 
2) Rajasthan
3) Haryana
4) Maharashtra
5) Gujarat 
Answer:- 2) Rajasthan

Ques. : 7 Who among the following has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)?
1) N Ganapathy Subramaniam 
2) Rajesh Gopinathan
3) Abidali Neemuchwala 
4) CP Gurnani
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Rajesh Gopinathan

Ques. : 8 The world’s first ‘Gender Literature Festival’ is scheduled to be held in Apr 2017 in
1) Bhopal 
2) Gurugram
3) New Delhi 
4) Patna
5) Jaipur 
Answer:- 4) Patna

Ques. : 9 The country’s industrial production grew at what percent in Nov 2016?
1) 2.1% 
2) 3.4%
3) 3.9% 
4) 4.5%
5) 5.7% 
Answer:- 5) 5.7%

Ques. : 10 The global unemployment is expected to rise by 3.4 mn in 2017 as per a new report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The ILO is headquartered at
1) Basel 
2) Lisbon
3) Milan 
4) Geneva
5) London 
Answer:- 4) Geneva







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
OBJECTIVE GENERAL AWARENESS 7TH JANUARY TO 15TH JANUARY 2017 Reviewed by sambasivan srinivasan on 10:38:00 PM Rating: 5

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