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GENERAL AWARENESS OBJECTIVE-1ST APRIL TO 11TH APRIL 2017 --KUNDANJI THANKS

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01 APRIL 2017
Ques. : 1 India’s eight core industries grew at its slowest pace in 14 months by 1% in Feb 2017. Which of the following is NOT one of the eight core industries?
1) Cement 
2) Fertiliser
3) Refinery Products 
4) Natural Gas
5) None of these 
Answer:- 5) None of these
Ques. : 2 Park Geun-hye was arrested over a corruption scandal recently. She is the ousted President of
1) South Korea 
2) Philippines
3) Thailand 
4) Vietnam
5) Venezuela 
Answer:- 1) South Korea
Ques. : 3 The Indian-origin finance minister Pravin Gordhan was sacked in a cabinet reshuffle recently in which of the following countries?
1) Malaysia 
2) Indonesia
3) South Africa 
4) Australia
5) Mauritius 
Answer:- 3) South Africa
Ques. : 4 __________ has become the country’s first city to have access to the 1 gbps-speed wired broadband connectivity, launched by ACT Fibernet recently.
1) Mumbai 
2) Hyderabad
3) New Delhi 
4) Bengaluru
5) Chennai 
Answer:- 2) Hyderabad
Ques. : 5 Which bank recently announced that it is introducing a range of gender neutral titles (Mx, Ind, M, Mre, Msr, Myr, Pr, Sai, Ser and Misc) for transgender and others customers who do not identify as male or female?
1) CITI Bank 
2) Standard Chartered
3) Barclays 
4) HSBC
5) Morgan Stanley 
Answer:- 4) HSBC
Ques. : 6 Virbhadra Singh and his wife have been charge-sheeted by the CBI in a special court in a disproportionate assets case. Virbhadra is the present Chief Minister of
1) Himachal Pradesh 
2) Chhattisgarh
3) Haryana 
4) Odisha
5) Uttarakhand 
Answer:- 1) Himachal Pradesh
Ques. : 7 The govt has lowered interest rates on small saving schemes. What is the new interest rate on public provident fund (PPF) scheme for the Apr-Jun quarter?
1) 7.2 per cent 
2) 6.9 per cent
3) 7.6 per cent 
4) 7.7 per cent
5) 7.9 per cent 
Answer:- 5) 7.9 per cent
Ques. : 8 The fiscal deficit for Apr-Feb 2017 has been Rs 6.05 lakh cr reflecting 113.4 per cent of the full year target. For the fiscal 2016-17, the Centre had pegged the fiscal deficit target at
1) Rs 4.81 lakh cr 
2) Rs 4.44 lakh cr
3) Rs 5.35 lakh cr 
4) Rs 5.34 lakh cr
5) Rs 5.63 lakh cr 
Answer:- 4) Rs 5.34 lakh cr
Ques. : 9 Which bank has launched ‘811’ digital banking initiative that offers a zero balance savings account with zero charges for all digital transactions to the customers?
1) Axis Bank 
2) Federal Bank
3) IndusInd Bank 
4) Kotak Mahindra Bank
5) ICICI Bank 
Answer:- 4) Kotak Mahindra Bank
Ques. : 10 The Puttamraju Kandriga village in Andhra Pradesh is associated with which of the following personalities who adopted it under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana?
1) Rekha 
2) Vinod Khanna
3) Paresh Rawal 
4) Kirti Azad
5) Sachin Tendulkar 
Answer:- 5) Sachin Tendulkar







05 APRIL 2017
Ques. : 1 Mizoram has become the 27th State to join the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY). The present Chief Minister of Mizoram is
1) Manik Sarkar 
2) Pawan Kumar Chamling
3) TR Zeliang 
4) Mukul Sangma
5) Lal Thanhawla 
Answer:- 5) Lal Thanhawla
Ques. : 2 Kishori Amonkar passed away recently. She was a legendary
1) classical dancer 
2) children book writer
3) poet 
4) Hindustani classical singer
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Hindustani classical singer
Ques. : 3 Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, who visited India recently, is the present Foreign Affairs minister of
1) Oman
2) Yemen
3) Saudi Arab 
4) Iran
5) Bahrain 
Answer:- 1) Oman
Ques. : 4 The 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference was held in which of the following Indian cities recently?
1) Raipur 
2) Dehradun
3) Lucknow 
4) Bhopal
5) Bengaluru 
Answer:- 2) Dehradun
Ques. : 5 What is India’s ranking on the doping violation report published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for 2015?
1) Second 
2) Third
3) Fourth 
4) Seventh
5) Ninth 
Answer:- 2) Third
Ques. : 6 At least 58 people, including 11 children, were killed recently in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in Syria. The capital city of Syria is
1) Sana'a 
2) Muscat
3) Beirut 
4) Damascus
5) Manama 
Answer:- 4) Damascus
Ques. : 7 The WTO set up a panel recently to resolve the dispute between India and which country over imposition of a safeguard import duty on iron and steel products?
1) US 
2) Germany
3) France 
4) China
5) Japan 
Answer:- 5) Japan
Ques. : 8 Jhargram was declared as the 22nd district of which of the following states recently?
1) Jharkhand 
2) Odisha
3) West Bengal 
4) Chhattisgarh
5) Bihar 
Answer:- 3) West Bengal
Ques. : 9 The govt has lowered interest rates on small saving schemes. What is the new interest rate on Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme for the Apr-Jun quarter?
1) 7.2 per cent 
2) 6.9 per cent
3) 7.6 per cent 
4) 8.4 per cent
5) 8.5 per cent 
Answer:- 4) 8.4 per cent
Ques. : 10 Who among the following won the men’s singles title of the 2017 India Open?
1) Angga Pratama 
2) Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
3) Marcus Gideon Fernaldi 
4) Chou Chen Tien
5) Viktor Axelsen 
Answer:- 5) Viktor Axelsen

06 APRIL 2017
Ques. : 1 Which of the following state govts recently announced a crop loan waiver worth over Rs 36,000 cr?
1) Maharashtra 
2) Madhya Pradesh
3) Tamil Nadu 
4) West Bengal
5) Uttar Pradesh 
Answer:- 5) Uttar Pradesh
Ques. : 2 India has allowed duty-free imports of _________ of raw sugar as drought has curtailed production below consumption levels for the first time in seven years.
1) 100,000 tonnes 
2) 300,000 tonnes
3) 500,000 tonnes 
4) 600,000 tonnes
5) 900,000 tonnes 
Answer:- 3) 500,000 tonnes
Ques. : 3 Ajey Jhankar, who passed away recently, was a noted
1) bureaucrat 
2) classical singer
3) classical dancer 
4) author and filmmaker
5) social activist 
Answer:- 4) author and filmmaker
Ques. : 4 Lenin Moreno won the recent Presidential elections in which of the following countries?
1) Ecuador 
2) Estonia
3) Paraguay 
4) Peru
5) Tasmania
Answer:- 1) Ecuador
Ques. : 5 Who among the following has been appointed as the new chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) for 2017-18?
1) R Chandrashekhar 
2) Rishad Premji
3) Vishal Sikka 
4) Raman Roy
5) Shiv Nadar 
Answer:- 4) Raman Roy
Ques. : 6 Geetha Johri has been appointed as the first women Director General of Police (DGP) in the state of
1) Bihar 
2) Jharkhand
3) Kerala 
4) Rajasthan
5) Gujarat 
Answer:- 5) Gujarat
Ques. : 7 The central govt’s scheme PMUY is associated with which of the following?
1) Houses for BPL households 
2) LPG for BPL households
3) Electricity for BPL households 
4) Child and mother care facilities
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) LPG for BPL households
Ques. : 8 The Union Road Minister Nitin Gadkari announced an expressway project in northeast recently worth
1) Rs 10,000 cr 
2) Rs 20,000 cr
3) Rs 25,000 cr 
4) Rs 30,000 cr
5) Rs 40,000 cr 
Answer:- 5) Rs 40,000 cr
Ques. : 9 The South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Finance Ministers’ meeting was held recently in
1) Dhaka 
2) New Delhi
3) Colombo 
4) Male
5) Kathmandu 
Answer:- 2) New Delhi
Ques. : 10 India and which country recently decided to set up a 240-mn pound fund to finance clean energy projects in India?
1) US 
2) Germany
3) UK 
4) France
5) Sweden 
Answer:- 3) UK


07 APRIL 2017
Ques. : 1 The Union Cabinet recently approved Air Services Agreement between India and Georgia. The capital city of Georgia is
1) Tbilisi 
2) Manama
3) Helsinki 
4) Nuuk
5) Amsterdam 
Answer:- 1) Tbilisi
Ques. : 2 The Union Cabinet recently approved an MoU between India and which country on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine?
1) France 
2) Australia
3) UK 
4) Spain
5) Germany 
Answer:- 2) Australia
Ques. : 3 The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the RBI announced the first monetary policy review of FY18 on 6 Apr. What is the new Reverse Repo rate after the review?
1) 6 per cent
2) 6.25 per cent
3) 6.50 per cent 
4) 6.75 per cent
5) 7 per cent 
Answer:- 1) 6 per cent
Ques. : 4 The High Court in which of the following states recently directed the state govt to waive off loans of all drought hit farmers?
1) Karnataka 
2) Maharashtra
3) Bihar 
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Madhya Pradesh 
Answer:- 4) Tamil Nadu
Ques. : 5 __________ has been named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016.
1) Chris Woakes 
2) Ben Duckett
3) Virat Kohli 
4) Misbah-ul-Haq
5) Ravindra Jadeja 
Answer:- 3) Virat Kohli
Ques. : 6 Which of the following Asian countries recently officially recognised Bitcoin as currency?
1) South Korea 
2) India
3) Japan 
4) China
5) Malaysia 
Answer:- 3) Japan
Ques. : 7 __________ recently extended a $175-mn loan to the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.
1) World Bank 
2) New Development Bank
3) AIIB 
4) Asian Development Bank
5) Bank of Japan 
Answer:- 4) Asian Development Bank
Ques. : 8 __________ will be the first technology institute in India to offer medicine courses, set to start from the 2019 session with a batch of 50 students.
1) IIT-Mumbai 
2) IIT-Kanpur
3) IIT-Delhi 
4) IIT-Guwahati
5) IIT-Kharagpur 
Answer:- 5) IIT-Kharagpur
Ques. : 9 Who among the following Indian cricketers was appointed as ‘CEO of the day’ by the oil company Gulf Oil India recently?
1) Suresh Raina 
2) MS Dhoni
3) Sachin Tendulkar 
4) Yuvraj Singh
5) Virat Kohli 
Answer:- 2) MS Dhoni
Ques. : 10 The famous month-long Berhampur Thakurani Yatra begun in which of the following states recently?
1) Jharkhand 
2) Uttarakhand
3) West Bengal 
4) Maharashtra
5) Odisha 
Answer:- 5) Odisha

08 APRIL 2017
Ques. : 1 India and which country recently inked mega defence deals worth over $2 billion for advanced surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems?
1) Russia 
2) Israel
3) Sweden 
4) France
5) Germany
Answer:- 2) Israel
Ques. : 2 _________ recently launched its digital assistant named “M” for the users of its messenger application in the US.
1) Google 
2) Twitter
3) Facebook 
4) WeChat
5) Microsoft 
Answer:- 3) Facebook
Ques. : 3 Which of the following films won the Best Hindi Feature Film award at the 64th National Film Awards?
1) Rustom 
2) Neerja
3) Pink 
4) Ventilator
5) Dangal
Answer:- 2) Neerja
Ques. : 4 __________ has become the seventh entity to receive a final licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to set up a payments bank.
1) India Post Payments Bank 
2) Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank
3) National Securities Depository 
4) Fino Pay Tech
5) Vodafone M-Pesa 
Answer:- 2) Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank
Ques. : 5 Which state govt has announced to provide one-time grant of Rs 21,000 to all those families whose third girl child was born after Aug 24, 2015, under the Aapki Beti, Hamari Beti scheme?
1) Haryana
2) Punjab
3) Karnataka 
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Uttar Pradesh 
Answer:- 1) Haryana
Ques. : 6 The RBI has decided to slash clearance time for NEFT in an attempt to enhance efficiency. What is the full form of the term NEFT?
1) National Efficient Fund Transfer 
2) National Enterprise Fund Transfer
3) National Electronic Funds Transfer 
4) National Empowered Funds Transfer
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) National Electronic Funds Transfer
Ques. : 7 India's travel and tourism sector ranks ______ in the world in terms of its total contribution to the country's GDP, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).
1) 2nd 
2) 4th
3) 5th 
4) 7th
5) 9th 
Answer:- 4) 7th
Ques. : 8 The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on
1) 01 Apr 
2) 03 Apr
3) 05 Apr 
4) 07 Apr
5) 08 Apr 
Answer:- 4) 07 Apr
Ques. : 9 The Union Cabinet recently apprised of the MoU with Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane SPA of Italy on Technical Cooperation in the Rail Sector. The currency of Italy is
1) Euro 
2) Pound
3) Lek 
4) Manat
5) Ngultrum 
Answer:- 1) Euro
Ques. : 10 The RBI released its first monetary policy review of financial year 2017-18 on 6 Apr. What is the new Marginal Standing Facility rate?
1) 6% 
2) 6.25%
3) 6.50% 
4) 6.75%
5) 7%
Answer:- 3) 6.50%

10 APRIL 2017
Ques. : 1 At least 31 people died in Egypt after blasts targeted Coptic Christians on Palm Sunday in various cities. The capital of Egypt is
1) Manama 
2) Baku
3) Ankara 
4) Cairo
5) Tbilisi 
Answer:- 4) Cairo
Ques. : 2 India committed a line of credit to Dhaka for development projects during PM Sheikh Hasina’s recent visit to New Delhi. The line of credit is worth
1) $2.5 bn 
2) $3.2 bn
3) $4.5 bn 
4) $5 bn
5) $6.4 bn 
Answer:- 3) $4.5 bn
Ques. : 3 Who among the following won the Best Actor award at the 64th National Film Awards?
1) Aamir Khan (Dangal) 
2) Amitabh Bachchan (Pink)
3) Akshay Kumar (Rushtam) 
4) Irrfan Khan (Madaari)
5) Hrithik Roshan (Mohenjo Daro) Answer:- 3) Akshay Kumar (Rushtam)
Ques. : 4 Shyam Kumar, who won a gold medal at the Thailand International Tournament in Bangkok recently, is associated with
1) Archery 
2) Shooting
3) Boxing 
4) Weightlifting
5) Wrestling 
Answer:- 3) Boxing
Ques. : 5 The automated teller machine (ATM) turned 50 in 2017. It was on Jun 27, 1967, that the first ATM was opened to the public at a Barclays branch in
1) London 
2) New York
3) Paris 
4) Stockholm
5) Berlin 
Answer:- 1) London
Ques. : 6 The Maitree Express train runs between which of the following two cities?
1) Delhi and Lahore 
2) Delhi and Kathmandu
3) Dhaka and Kolkata 
4) Agartala and Mandalay
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Dhaka and Kolkata
Ques. : 7 Smita Sandhane took charge as Managing Director of Saraswat Co-operative bank recently which is an urban co-operative banking institution based in
1) Gujarat 
2) Maharashtra
3) Karnataka 
4) Odisha
5) Bihar 
Answer:- 2) Maharashtra
Ques. : 8 The naval aircraft - TU-142 M long-range maritime patrol aircraft – was recently handed over to which state govt to be converted into a museum?
1) Tamil Nadu 
2) Kerala
3) Maharashtra 
4) Goa
5) Andhra Pradesh 
Answer:- 5) Andhra Pradesh
Ques. : 9 Who among the following won the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix F1 championship?
1) Kimi Raikkonen 
2) Daniel Ricciardo
3) Lewis Hamilton 
4) Max Verstappen
5) Sebastian Vettel 
Answer:- 3) Lewis Hamilton
Ques. : 10 The National Basketball Association recently announced the setting up of its first basketball school, a network of tuition-based basketball development programmes, in India in
1) Mumbai 
2) New Delhi
3) Bengaluru 
4) Hyderabad
5) Kolkata 
Answer:- 1) Mumbai

11 APRIL 2017
Ques. : 1 Every year which day is celebrated all over the world as “World Homeopathy Day” as a tribute to the founder and father of Homeopathy Dr. Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann?
1) 01 Apr 
2) 02 Apr
3) 06 Apr 
4) 08 Apr
5) 10 Apr 
Answer:- 5) 10 Apr
Ques. : 2 The UPI of the HDFC Bank will also be available on Chillr, a multi-bank mobile payments app now. Here, the term UPI stands for
1) Unique Payments Interface 
2) Unified Payments Interface
3) Unilateral Payments Interface 
4) Ubiquitous Payments Interface
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Unified Payments Interface
Ques. : 3 The Agriculture Ministry has joined hands with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), a wing of ISRO, to geo-tag agricultural assets. The present Union Agriculture Minister is
1) Jitendra Singh 
2) Radha Mohan Singh
3) Ramvilas Paswan 
4) Nitin Jairam Gadkari
5) Venkaiah Naidu 
Answer:- 2) Radha Mohan Singh
Ques. : 4 The 12th edition of the Joint Military Exercise “Nomadic Elephant” was held recently in Vairengte in Mizoram between India and
1) Mongolia 
2) Myanmar
3) Mauritius 
4) Maldives
5) Vietnam 
Answer:- 1) Mongolia
Ques. : 5 Which of the following online marketplaces in India recently closed a funding round of $1.4 bn in the biggest-ever start-up funding round and also acquired eBay India?
1) Snapdeal 
2) Paytm
3) Shopclues 
4) Amazon India
5) Flipkart 
Answer:- 5) Flipkart
Ques. : 6 In the consumer section, the first mega prize of Rs 1 cr went to a customer of ________ for his transaction of Rs 1,590. The scheme is aimed at popularising digital payments.
1) State Bank of India 
2) Union Bank of India
3) Central Bank of India 
4) Punjab National Bank
5) Indian Bank 
Answer:- 3) Central Bank of India
Ques. : 7 _________ is set to become the United Nations’ youngest-ever “Messenger of Peace” as announced by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
1) Prince Harry 
2) Emma Watson
3) Malala Yousafzai 
4) Taylor Swift
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Malala Yousafzai
Ques. : 8 Md. Abdul Hamid is the present President of which of the following countries who is in office since 2013?
1) Maldives 
2) Indonesia
3) Bangladesh 
4) Malaysia
5) Afghanistan 
Answer:- 3) Bangladesh
Ques. : 9 Name the Bollywood star, who along with Union Minister Rajnath Singh, launched the app and website ‘BharatKeVeer’ recently to provide a platform for everyone to help the kin of slain soldiers financially?
1) Ajay Devgan 
2) Akshay Kumar
3) Salman Khan 
4) Aamir Khan
5) Amitabh Bachchan 
Answer:- 2) Akshay Kumar

Ques. : 10 North India is all set to get its first DNA bank for wildlife at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) in Bareilly. At present, the Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES) is the only such facility in the country situated in
1) Chennai 
2) Mumbai
3) Hyderabad 
4) Bengaluru
5) Pune 
Answer:- 3) Hyderabad
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