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15 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 Hyundai has signed a deal worth USD 3.2 bn to invest in a major Iranian oil project. Hyundai is a firm based in
1) Sweden 
2) Finland
3) South Korea 
4) Japan
5) Switzerland 
Answer:- 3) South Korea
Ques. : 2 Which of the following neighbouring countries of India is set to conduct its first national census in 19 years?
1) Bangladesh 
2) Nepal
3) Sri Lanka 
4) Pakistan
5) Afghanistan 
Answer:- 4) Pakistan
Ques. : 3 The Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has roped in who among the following as its new brand ambassador for India?
1) Salman Khan 
2) Akshay Kumar
3) Rajinikanth 
4) Nana Patekar
5) Amitabh Bachchan 
Answer:- 5) Amitabh Bachchan
Ques. : 4 Which of the following state govts has come out with a Rs 605-cr innovative scheme named “KCR Kit” for pregnant women and new born?
1) Andhra Pradesh 
2) Telangana
3) Tamil Nadu 
4) Karnataka
5) Kerala 
Answer:- 2) Telangana
Ques. : 5 _________ has announced an Idea2POC (Proof of Concept) fund of Rs 10 cr for women entrepreneurs.
1) Karnataka 
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Madhya Pradesh 
4) Kerala
5) West Bengal 
Answer:- 1) Karnataka
Ques. : 6 _________ has been announced as the official ambassador of Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 by ICC.
1) Sachin Tendulkar 
2) Rahul Dravid
3) Sourav Ganguly 
4) MS Dhoni
5) Virat Kohli 
Answer:- 1) Sachin Tendulkar
Ques. : 7 Who among the following has been given the additional charge of the Defence Ministry after Manohar Parrikar resigned to become the new Chief Minister of Goa?
1) Nitin Gadkari 
2) Nitin Gadkari
3) Sushma Swaraj 
4) Rajnath Singh
5) Arun Jaitley 
Answer:- 5) Arun Jaitley
Ques. : 8 Ashok Kumar Pradhan, Chief General Manager at State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, has been appointed as Executive Director at
1) United Bank of India 
2) Union Bank of India
3) Allahabad Bank 
4) Bank of Maharashtra
5) Punjab National Bank 
Answer:- 1) United Bank of India
Ques. : 9 The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) recently upheld a lifetime ban levied against Sergei Portugalov. Sergei was the chief of the Medical Commission of the Athletics Federation in
1) Ukraine 
2) Kazakhstan
3) Russia 
4) Uzbekistan
5) Tajikistan 
Answer:- 3) Russia
Ques. : 10 ‘Port-au-Prince’ is the capital city and ‘gourde’ is the currency of which of the following countries?
1) Estonia 
2) Eretria
3) Zambia 
4) Haiti
5) Azerbaijan 
Answer:- 4) Haiti



16 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 . The first-of-its-kind women safety application called “Ammavin Aran” – meaning “mother’s fortress” – was launched in which of the following states recently?
1) Karnataka 
2) West Bengal
3) Kerala 
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Maharashtra 
Answer:- 4) Tamil Nadu
Ques. : 2 Which of the following is NOT correct with respect to newly appointed Executive Directors in the public sector banks?
1) N Damodharan – Bank of Baroda 
2) K Swaminathan – Indian Overseas Bank
3) Atanu Kumar Das – Bank of India 
4) P Ramana Murthy – Central Bank of India
5) None of these 
Answer:- 5) None of these
Ques. : 3 The Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations held on
1) first Mon in Mar 
2) second Mon in Mar
3) third Mon in Mar 
4) fourth Mon in Mar
5) first Mon of Apr 
Answer:- 2) second Mon in Mar
Ques. : 4 Who among the following resigned as the ICC Chairman recently?
1) Shashank Manohar 
2) Ajay Shirke
3) N Srinivasan 
4) Anurag Thakur
5) RM Lodha 
Answer:- 1) Shashank Manohar
Ques. : 5 Globally, which city occupies first place for overall quality of living for the 8th year running this year?
1) Frankfurt 
2) Dusseldorf
3) Munich 
4) Zurich
5) Vienna 
Answer:- 5) Vienna
Ques. : 6 The World Consumer Rights Day is observed every year on
1) 01 Mar 
2) 05 Mar
3) 15 Mar 
4) 25 Mar
5) 31 Mar 
Answer:- 3) 15 Mar
Ques. : 7 The Union Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh recently laid the foundation stone of the Banana Research Centre at
1) Lucknow, UP 
2) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
3) Ahmedabad, Gujarat 
4) Vaishali, Bihar
5) Manesar, Haryana 
Answer:- 4) Vaishali, Bihar
Ques. : 8 The World Bank has agreed to provide loan to develop internal transmission arrangements of the upcoming Rewa Ultra Mega Solar project in
1) Rajasthan 
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Madhya Pradesh 
4) Gujarat
5) Karnataka 
Answer:- 3) Madhya Pradesh
Ques. : 9 Which bank has been awarded first prize in the implementation of Official Language Policy in the western region for the year 2015-2016?
1) Bank of India 
2) Syndicate Bank
3) Indian Bank 
4) Corporation Bank
5) Central Bank of India 
Answer:- 5) Central Bank of India
Ques. : 10 __________ has entered into an agreement with Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) to acquire 100 per cent stake in IL&FS Securities Services Ltd (ISSL).
1) IndusInd Bank 
2) Federal Bank
3) IDBI Bank
4) IDFC Bank
5) YES Bank 
Answer:- 1) IndusInd Bank







17 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 The govt has launched Mission Fingerling to achieve blue revolution in the country. The blue revolution is related to increase the production of
1) crude oil 
2) fisheries
3) flowers 
4) cotton
5) fruits 
Answer:- 2) fisheries
Ques. : 2 N Biren Singh was sworn in recently as the new Chief Minister of
1) Manipur 
2) Nagaland
3) Arunachal Pradesh 
4) Uttarakhand
5) Goa 
Answer:- 1) Manipur
Ques. : 3 Which state govt has entered into an agreement with a global cloud-based solutions provider cloudBuy.com to develop a B2B marketplace for small and large business units in the state?
1) Maharashtra 
2) Gujarat
3) Madhya Pradesh 
4) Bihar
5) Karnataka 
Answer:- 2) Gujarat
Ques. : 4 Which of the following banks has announced a one-time farm loan settlement scheme worth Rs 6,000 cr primarily for tractor loans?
1) SBI 
2) PNB
3) IOB 
4) BOI
5) UBI 
Answer:- 1) SBI
Ques. : 5 What was India’s wholesale price index-based inflation in Feb 2017?
1) 6.99% 
2) 5.25%
3) 6.55% 
4) 4.65%
5) 5.55%
Answer:- 3) 6.55%
Ques. : 6 The students of Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Pune with which of the following firms have developed a robot, Chintu, to assist senior citizens?
1) Facebook 
2) IBM
3) Intel 
4) Qualcomm
5) AMD 
Answer:- 2) IBM
Ques. : 7 The 2,200-km range surface-to-surface nuclear-capable missile Ababeel, capable of delivering multiple warheads, is being developed by which country?
1) Iran 
2) Bangladesh
3) Pakistan 
4) Turkey
5) Indonesia 
Answer:- 3) Pakistan
Ques. : 8 The new scheme —Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) — for financing State’s infrastructure projects, will provide grant-in-aid with a ceiling per project of
1) Rs 10 cr 
2) Rs 20 cr
3) Rs 25 cr 
4) Rs 30 cr
5) Rs 50 cr 
Answer:- 2) Rs 20 cr
Ques. : 9 The US Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate by _______ as the central bank voted to raise its key rate target to a range of 0.75 per cent to 1 per cent.
1) 0.25 per cent 
2) 0.50 per cent
3) 0.75 per cent 
4) 1 per cent
5) 1.25 per cent 
Answer:- 1) 0.25 per cent
Ques. : 10 Fareed Ahmed, General Manager in Corporation Bank, has been appointed as Executive Director at
1) Indian Bank 
2) Bank of India
3) UCO Bank 
4) Punjab and Sind Bank
5) Vijaya Bank 
Answer:- 4) Punjab and Sind Bank



18 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 Britain’s double Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell Shand recently announced her retirement from international
1) boxing 
2) archery
3) shooting 
4) cycling
5) swimming 
Answer:- 4) cycling
Ques. : 2 Babul Supriyo has been appointed vice-president of the FIFA U-17 World Cup organizing committee. Currently he is a Union Minister of State for
1) Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises 2) Health and Family Welfare
3) Statistics & Programme Implementation 4) Finance, Corporate Affairs
5) Social Justice and Empowerment Answer:- 1) Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Ques. : 3 Which of the following Indian companies has/have been named in the list of world’s most ethical companies by American think tank Ethisphere Institute?
1) Wipro 
2) Tata Steel
3) Mahindra & Mahindra 
4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 2) 
Answer:- 5) Only 1) and 2)
Ques. : 4 __________ recently launched an instant digital loan against securities (LAS) facility in collaboration with the National Securities Depository (NSDL).
1) HDFC Bank 
2) ICICI Bank
3) Federal Bank 
4) YES Bank
5) IndusInd Bank 
Answer:- 1) HDFC Bank
Ques. : 5 The three-day Krishi Unnati Mela, for providing information on new farm schemes and technologies to help farmers double their incomes by 2022, was organised recently in
1) Patna 
2) Lucknow
3) Bhopal 
4) Jaipur
5) New Delhi 
Answer:- 5) New Delhi
Ques. : 6 What was India’s contribution to the United Nations in 2015-16? It rose 55 per cent compared with the previous fiscal.
1) Rs 147 cr 
2) Rs 157 cr
3) Rs 244 cr 
4) Rs 255 cr
5) Rs 274 cr 
Answer:- 3) Rs 244 cr
Ques. : 7 The private insurer Future Generali has entered into a corporate agency tie-up with public lender UCO Bank. The UCO Bank is headquartered at
1) Mumbai 
2) New Delhi
3) Kolkata 
4) Kochi
5) Bengaluru 
Answer:- 3) Kolkata
Ques. : 8 The govt has launched a new scheme for developing export linked infrastructure called TIES which means
1) Transport Infrastructure for Export Scheme 
2) Technology Infrastructure for Export Scheme
3) Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme 4) Transmission Infrastructure for Export Scheme
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Transmission Infrastructure for Export Scheme
Ques. : 9 The Central Govt recently approved financial assistance for which state by way of special dispensation in funding of externally aided projects (EAPs)?
1) Tamil Nadu 
2) Karnataka
3) Andhra Pradesh 
4) Chhattisgarh
5) Jharkhand 
Answer:- 3) Andhra Pradesh
Ques. : 10 Who among the following took oath as new Punjab Chief Minister after the recent assembly elections?
1) Bhagwant Mann 
2) Sukhbir Singh Badal
3) Parkash Singh Badal 
4) Navjot Singh Sidhu
5) Captain Amarinder Singh 
Answer:- 5) Captain Amarinder Singh
Sunday Special question of the day
Ques. : 1 Who won the women’s title in the 73rd Senior National Squash Championship in Mumbai?
1) Joshna Chinappa 2) Dipika Pallikal
3) Harshit Kaur Jawanda 4) Adya Advani
5) Akanksha Salunkhe Answer:- 2) Dipika Pallikal
Ques. : 2 Who among the following is the youngest Chief Minister in the country at present?
1) Arvind Kejriwal 2) Pema Khandu
3) Akhilesh Yadav 4) Pawan Chamling
5) Mehbooba Mufti Answer:- 2) Pema Khandu
Ques. : 3 Indian Navy’s ships Sahyadri, Shakti and Kirch recently visited Port Kelang in which of the following countries as part of a deployment?
1) Malaysia 2) Philippines
3) Vietnam 4) South Korea
5) Japan Answer:- 1) Malaysia
Ques. : 4 The UNESCO recently added nine new sites on its World Heritage List. Which of the following is NOT among these nine sites?
1) Gorham’s Cave Complex (UK) 2) Antequera Dolmens (Spain)
3) Ancient Philippi (Spain) 4) Turkish province of Kars
5) None of these Answer:- 5) None of these
Ques. : 5 The annual ‘Ramayana Month’ began in which state on Jul 16? ‘Karkkidakam’, the last month in its almanac, is observed as the auspicious Ramayana month.
1) Tamil Nadu 2) Karnataka
3) Andhra Pradesh 4) Telangana
5) Kerala Answer:- 5) Kerala
Ques. : 6 The Nelson Mandela International Day is observed on
1) 08 Jul 2) 12 Jul
3) 18 Jul 4) 13 Jul
5) 28 Jul Answer:- 3) 18 Jul
Ques. : 7 India's first e-court was recently opened at High Court of Judicature at
1) Mumbai 2) Chennai
3) Bengaluru 4) Kolkata
5) Hyderabad Answer:- 5) Hyderabad
Ques. : 8 The govt recently released Rs 100 cr towards its co-contribution for APY scheme. The term APY stands for
1) Antyodaya Pension Yojana 2) Aashra Pension Yojana
3) Aadhar Pension Yojana 4) Atal Pension Yojana
5) None of these Answer:- 4) Atal Pension Yojana
Ques. : 9 Which Indian travel agency entered into a merger agreement with a Nasdaq-listed special purpose acquisition firm Terrapin 3 Acquisition Corp recently?
1) MakeMyTrip 2) Travelguru
3) Cleartrip 4) SOTC
5) Yatra Answer:- 5) Yatra
Ques. : 10 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently ordered to de-register 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi with immediate effect. The present chairman of NGT is
1) Anil R Dave 2) Kurian Joseph
3) TS Thakur 4) Swatanter Kumar
5) Rajendra Mal Lodha Answer:- 4) Swatanter Kumar
Ques. : 11 The state assembly of which of the following states recently passed a resolution against the proposed merger of the State Bank of Travancore (SBT) with SBI?
1) Kerala 2) Karnataka
3) Tamil Nadu 4) Andhra Pradesh
5) Telangana Answer:- 1) Kerala
Ques. : 12 The market regulator Sebi issued a draft paper on REIT recently. What is the full form of REIT?
1) Real Estate Innovation Trust 2) Real Estate Infrastructure Trust
3) Real Estate Investment Trust 4) Real Estate Intervention Trust
5) None of these Answer:- 3) Real Estate Investment Trust
Ques. : 13 A consortium of which of the following countries recently bought Opera Internet browser for $600 mn?
1) China 2) India
3) South Korea 4) Japan
5) Singapore Answer:- 1) China
Ques. : 14 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 19 Jul slightly trimmed India's growth projections to what per cent for 2016-17?
1) 7.3 per cent 2) 7.4 per cent
3) 7.6 per cent 4) 7.7 per cent
5) 7.9 per cent Answer:- 2) 7.4 per cent
Ques. : 15 As per the global rating agency Fitch, India’s economic growth rate is expected to accelerate to what per cent in 2016-17?
1) 7.7 per cent 2) 7.5 per cent
3) 7.3 per cent 4) 7.2 per cent
5) 7.1 per cent Answer:- 1) 7.7 per cent
Ques. : 16 The govt has announced to release about what amount to recapitalise 13 public sector banks?
1) Rs 10,000 cr 2) Rs 15,000 cr
3) Rs 18,000 cr 4) Rs 23,000 cr
5) Rs 25,000 cr Answer:- 4) Rs 23,000 cr
Ques. : 17 DJ Pandian is the present Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of which of the following financial institutions?
1) ADB 2) IMF
3) AIIB 4) New Development Bank
5) World Bank Answer:- 3) AIIB
Ques. : 18 Who won the men’s title of the 73rd Senior National Squash Championship in Mumbai?
1) Vikram Malhotra 2) Harinderpal Singh Sandhu
3) Saurav Ghosal 4) Siddharth Suchde
5) Ritwik Bhattacharya Answer:- 3) Saurav Ghosal
Ques. : 19 As informed by the Finance Minister Arun Jetley, there are over eight thousand wilful defaulters in the country who owe banks an amount of around
1) Rs 36,000 cr 2) Rs 46,000 cr
3) Rs 56,000 cr 4) Rs 66,000 cr
5) Rs 76,000 cr Answer:- 5) Rs 76,000 cr
Ques. : 20 In the fourth tranche of the Sovereign Gold Bonds scheme, the minimum subscription has been reduced to 1 gram, although the maximum remains at ______ per person or institution.
1) 50 gram 2) 100 gram
3) 200 gram 4) 300 gram
5) 500 gram Answer:- 5) 500 gram
Ques. : 21 India and which country recently signed a Social Security Agreement (SSA) which will come into force on 1 Oct?
1) US 2) Canada
3) Australia 4) Germany
5) Japan Answer:- 5) Japan
Ques. : 22 The Union Cabinet has apprised an MoU between India and which country for strengthening bilateral cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Digital Economy?
1) South Africa 2) Tunisia
3) Nigeria 4) Tanzania
5) Eretria Answer:- 2) Tunisia
Ques. : 23 The NITI Aayog has signed Statement of Intent (SoI) with which of the following tech giants to set up Atal Tinkering laboratories (ATL)?
1) Intel 2) Dell
3) AMD 4) HP
5) Huawei Answer:- 1) Intel
Ques. : 24 The researchers from Laval University are going to conduct the world’s first Zika vaccine test on humans in which of the following countries?
1) Japan 2) Brazil
3) South Africa 4) Canada
5) Mexico Answer:- 4) Canada
Ques. : 25 Seven Indian companies have made it to the latest Fortune 500 list of the world's biggest corporations in terms of revenue. Among Indian firms, the highest ranked one is
1) SBI 2) Indian Oil
3) Rajesh Exports 4) Tata Motors
5) Reliance Industries Answer:- 2) Indian Oil
Ques. : 26 Which of the following countries has declared a three-month state of emergency following a failed coup?
1) Thailand 2) Turkey
3) Philippines 4) Cuba
5) Venezuela Answer:- 2) Turkey
Ques. : 27 ________ has signed an agreement with Reliance Jio Money for one-click payment service.
1) IndusInd Bank 2) IDFC Bank
3) Bandhan Bank 4) Yes Bank
5) Federal Bank Answer:- 5) Federal Bank
Ques. : 28 The IRCTC has joined hands with which of the following banks to chalk out a detailed plan for promotion of rail ticketing activities?
1) HDFC Bank 2) ICICI Bank
3) SBI 4) PNB
5) Axis Bank Answer:- 3) SBI
Ques. : 29 A Parliamentary panel changed the definition of an ARC, recently, after complains from the RBI. The term ARC stands for
1) Asset Recreation Company 2) Asset Restoration Company
3) Asset Restructuring Company 4) Asset Reconstruction Company
5) None of these Answer:- 4) Asset Reconstruction Company
Ques. : 30 Who among the following is the new Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports?
1) Mahesh Sharma 2) Jitendra Singh
3) Vijay Goel 4) Dharmendra Pradhan
5) Rajiv Pratap Rudy Answer:- 3) Vijay Goel
Ques. : 31 Which of the following companies has topped the latest Fortune 500 list of the world's biggest corporations in terms of revenue?
1) State Grid 2) Walmart
3) China National Petroleum 4) General Motors
5) Exxon Mobil Answer:- 2) Walmart
Ques. : 32 PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS, and revival of fertilizers factory recently in which city in Uttar Pradesh?
1) Kanpur 2) Lucknow
3) Gorakhpur 4) Varanasi
5) Faizabad Answer:- 3) Gorakhpur
Ques. : 33 Centre has constituted a committee to prepare Draft Bill on Ganga to deal with all the issues related to the River. The Committee is headed by
1) Rajendra Mal Lodha 2) Girdhar Malviya
3) TS Thakur 4) Anil R Dave
5) HL Dattu Answer:- 2) Girdhar Malviya
Ques. : 34 What is India’s ranking out of 149 nations on the latest Sustainable Development Goal Index which is topped by Sweden?
1) 110th 2) 95th
3) 82nd 4) 78th
5) 59th Answer:- 1) 110th
Ques. : 35 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for installation of Ghatampur Thermal Power Project (GTPS) in the state of
1) Madhya Pradesh 2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Rajasthan 4) Maharashtra
5) Andhra Pradesh Answer:- 2) Uttar Pradesh
Ques. : 36 The Union Cabinet has approved the incorporation of Sagarmala Development Company (SDC) with an initial authorized share capital of Rs 1,000 cr and a subscribed share capital of
1) Rs 50 cr 2) Rs 90 cr
3) Rs 100 cr 4) Rs 180 cr
5) Rs 200 cr Answer:- 2) Rs 90 cr
Ques. : 37 Which firm has announced the first successful test flight of a high-altitude solar plane (an Aquila drone) to bring internet access to remote parts of the world?
1) Google 2) Tesla
3) Apple 4) Microsoft
5) Facebook Answer:- 5) Facebook
Ques. : 38 The Central Govt has appointed who among the following as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)?
1) Sam Pitroda 2) Azim Premji
3) Nripendra Mishra 4) Sanjay Kumar Srivastava
5) Ajay Bhushan Pandey Answer:- 5) Ajay Bhushan Pandey
Ques. : 39 The tourism department of which state recently secured two Gold Awards at the prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) awards?
1) Gujarat 2) Karnataka
3) Kerala 4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Telangana Answer:- 3) Kerala
Ques. : 40 The Corporation Bank has launched a new facility called ‘Green PIN’ for credit card holders to set PIN online. The bank is headquartered at
1) Chennai 2) Hyderabad
3) Mangalore 4) Bengaluru
5) Kochi Answer:- 3) Mangalore
Ques. : 41 Which state has constituted a State Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (STAGI) on the lines of the central govt?
1) Karnataka 2) Kerala
3) Tamil Nadu 4) Maharashtra
5) Gujarat Answer:- 2) Kerala
Ques. : 42 Roger Ailes resigned recently as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
1) BBC 2) Fox News Channel
3) Voice of America 4) Reuter
5) ANI Answer:- 2) Fox News Channel
Ques. : 43 Dominique Arnaud, who died recently, was the former French
1) cyclist 2) boxer
3) footballer 4) tennis player
5) swimmer Answer:- 1) cyclist
Ques. : 44 Which bank has initiated a programme to provide solar lights in the non-electrified houses of students in rural areas which it calls ‘solar light scholarship’?
1) Federal Bank 2) IDFC Bank
3) Bandhan Bank 4) Yes Bank
5) Karnataka Bank Answer:- 5) Karnataka Bank
Ques. : 45 Who among the following is all set to make his debut in the world of digital gaming with the launch of his official game is association with PlayIzzOn Tech?
1) Virat Kohli 2) Kapil Dev
3) MS Dhoni 4) Sunil Gavaskar
5) Sachin Tendulkar Answer:- 5) Sachin Tendulkar
Ques. : 46 Who among the following was recently appointed the new Chairperson of the Joint Committee of Parliament examining the Land Acquisition Bill?
1) Pradeep Gandhi 2) Tarachand Sahu
3) Ganesh Singh 4) SS Ahluwalia
5) Baliram Kashyap Answer:- 3) Ganesh Singh
Ques. : 47 India has become the first country to contribute to a UN Trust Fund set up for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers. India has contributed
1) USD 50000 2) USD 75000
3) USD 100000 4) USD 200000
5) USD 500000 Answer:- 3) USD 100000
Ques. : 48 Sanjiv Misra has been appointed as the Additional Director and the Non-Executive (Part-Time) Chairman of Axis Bank which is headquartered at
1) New Delhi 2) Kolkata
3) Chennai 4) Mumbai
5) Bengaluru Answer:- 4) Mumbai
Ques. : 49 SH Raza, who passed away recently, was an internationally acclaimed
1) author 2) singer
3) painter 4) music composer
5) flutist Answer:- 3) painter
Ques. : 50 India test team captain Virat Kohli become the first Indian captain to score a double century outside India recently playing against
1) South Africa 2) West Indies
3) Zimbabwe 4) England
5) New Zealand Answer:- 2) West Indies



20 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 Who among the following took oath as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand?
1) Vijay Bahuguna 
2) Bhagat Singh Koshyari
3) Ramesh Pokhriyal 
4) BC Khanduri
5) Trivendra Singh Rawat 
Answer:- 5) Trivendra Singh Rawat
Ques. : 2 In recently released 2017 Women in Politics Map report, India was ranked at what position in representation of women in executive govt?
1) 148th 
2) 89th
3) 179th 
4) 91th
5) 154th 
Answer:- 1) 148th
Ques. : 3 The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) comprising selected members of Parliament is constituted for auditing of the revenue and expenditure of the govt. Who among the following is all set to become its next chairman?
1) Mallikarjun Kharge 
2) Veerappa Moily
3) N Dharam Singh 
4) Siddaramaiah
5) Ghulam Nabi Azad 
Answer:- 1) Mallikarjun Kharge
Ques. : 4 India and Brazil recently initialed the text of the Social Security Agreement between the two BRICS countries in Brasilia. The currency of Brazil is
1) Real 
2) Rand
3) Ringgit 
4) Rial
5) Baht 
Answer:- 1) Real
Ques. : 5 The World Bank has approved funding for India’s ambitious National Hydrology Project to be disbursed by the IBRD which stands for
1) International Bank for Resource Development 
2) International Bank for Rural Development
3) International Bank for Redistribution and Development 
4) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Ques. : 6 ESAF Small Finance Bank was launched in which state recently, the State’s first private sector bank since Independence?
1) Karnataka 
2) Telangana
3) Jharkhand 
4) Kerala
5) Maharashtra 
Answer:- 4) Kerala
Ques. : 7 India recently signed a ‘call for action’ and pledged to scale up measures to end tuberculosis disease in South East Asian region by
1) 2020 
2) 2022
3) 2025 
4) 2027
5) 2030 
Answer:- 5) 2030
Ques. : 8 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been authorised by the govt to conduct field trials for printing plastic notes in the denomination of
1) Re 1 
2) Rs 5
3) Rs 10 
4) Rs 20
5) Rs 50 
Answer:- 3) Rs 10
Ques. : 9 The SRESTHA is being set up as a R&D organization by
1) Air India 
2) Sports Authority of India
3) Indian Railway 
4) Skill India Mission
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Indian Railway
Ques. : 10 The stage has been set for the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from
1) 1 Apr 
2) 1 Jun
3) 1 Jul 
4) 1 Sep
5) 1 Dec 
Answer:- 3) 1 Jul

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