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MCQ OBJECTIVE GA - MARCH 2017 - KUNDAN SIR QUESTIONS

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01 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 The Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) has pegged advance GDP growth estimate for 2016-17 fiscal at
1) 7 per cent 
2) 7.1 per cent
3) 6.7 per cent 
4) 6.9 per cent
5) 7.3 per cent 
Answer:- 2) 7.1 per cent
Ques. : 2 _______ was named as the ‘Captain of the Year’ at the 10th annual ESPNcricinfo Awards.
1) Steve Smith 
2) Virat Kohli
3) David Warner 
4) Ab de Villiers
5) Joe Root 
Answer:- 2) Virat Kohli
Ques. : 3 P Shiv Shankar, who passed away recently, was a former
1) Planning Commission chief 
2) Union Minister
3) Chief Minister 
4) Vice President
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Union Minister
Ques. : 4 Tata Communications is partnering with ________ to support the roll-out of its Internet of Things platform, the LoRa network.
1) Microsoft 
2) Accenture
3) Hewlett Packard Enterprise 
4) Google
5) IBM 
Answer:- 3) Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Ques. : 5 The Venture Capital Investment Committee (VCIC), set up by _______, has sanctioned Rs 300 cr to fund managers who would invest in startups.
1) SIDBI 
2) NABARD
3) SBI Mutual Fund 
4) LIC of India
5) BSE 
Answer:- 1) SIDBI
Ques. : 6 The Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu recently flagged off the first Antyodaya Express, a long distance, fully unreserved, superfast train service, between
1) Chennai and New Delhi 
2) Patna and New Delhi
3) Lucknow and Mumbai 
4) Ernakulam and Howrah
5) Patna and Kolkata 
Answer:- 4) Ernakulam and Howrah
Ques. : 7 Iran and Russia have reached an agreement to jointly produce nuclear fuel. The currency of Iran is
1) Dinar 
2) Baht
3) Rial 
4) Riyal
5) Pound 
Answer:- 3) Rial
Ques. : 8 Kiev is the capital city of which of the following countries?
1) South Africa 
2) Kenya
3) Turkey 
4) Greece
5) Ukraine 
Answer:- 5) Ukraine
Ques. : 9 The National Science Day is observed every year on
1) 28 Jan 
2) 22 Feb
3) 25 Feb 
4) 28 Feb
5) 28 Mar 
Answer:- 4) 28 Feb
Ques. : 10 The headquarters of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is located in
1) Paris, France 
2) Jakarta, Indonesia
3) Sydney, China 
4) New Delhi, India
5) Rome, Italy 
Answer:- 5) Rome, Italy



02 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 __________ retained its number one position in the annual city governance ranking, according to the Annual Survey of India's City-System (ASICS).
1) Chandigarh 
2) Bengaluru
3) Bhubaneswar 
4) Kolkata
5) Thiruvananthapuram 
Answer:- 5) Thiruvananthapuram
Ques. : 2 The Gross domestic product (GDP) of India registered _______ growth in Oct-Dec quarter of 2016-17.
1) 7 per cent
2) 7.1 per cent
3) 7.2 per cent 
4) 7.4 per cent
5) 7.6 per cent 
Answer:- 1) 7 per cent
Ques. : 3 The Parliament in which country recently expelled MP Mohammed Anwar Sadat, an outspoken critic of the govt’s human rights record?
1) Egypt 
2) Greece
3) Turkey 
4) Iran
5) Iraq 
Answer:- 1) Egypt
Ques. : 4 ________ has announced collaboration with Cisco to further expand its existing multi-terabit capacity with the first All-IP converged network in India.
1) Airtel 
2) Reliance Jio
3) Vodafone 
4) Idea
5) Reliance Communication 
Answer:- 2) Reliance Jio
Ques. : 5 Developing economies of Asia and the Pacific region will need infrastructure investments worth ________ from now until 2030, according to an ADB report issued recently.
1) $6 trillion 
2) $12 trillion
3) $16 trillion 
4) $22 trillion
5) $26 trillion 
Answer:- 5) $26 trillion
Ques. : 6 The Tata Steel has announced that it has commenced ferro chrome production at its recently commissioned unit at Gopalpur in the state of
1) Jharkhand 
2) Karnataka
3) Odisha 
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Andhra Pradesh 
Answer:- 3) Odisha
Ques. : 7 The sovereign wealth fund of ________, the world's largest, notched up huge gains in 2016.
1) Sweden 
2) Norway
3) US
4) Switzerland
5) Singapore 
Answer:- 2) Norway
Ques. : 8 The growth of eight core sectors slowed down to a five-month low of ______ in Jan 2017, mainly due to contraction in output of refinery products, fertiliser and cement.
1) 2.8% 
2) 3.2%
3) 3.4% 
4) 3.6%
5) 3.8% 
Answer:- 3) 3.4%
Ques. : 9 ________ took charge as the new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Mar 1, 2017.
1) Sriram Kalyanaraman 
2) Yogesh Aggarwal
3) TS Vijayan 
4) Ajay Tyagi
5) Harsh Kumar Bhanwala 
Answer:- 4) Ajay Tyagi
Ques. : 10 What is the fiscal deficit target for the financial year 2016-17?
1) 3% of GDP 
2) 3.2% of GDP
3) 3.3% of GDP 
4) 3.5% of GDP
5) 3.9% of GDP 
Answer:- 4) 3.5% of GDP




03 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 Krone is the currency of which of the following countries?
1) Sweden 
2) Poland
3) Finland 
4) Norway
5) Spain 
Answer:- 4) Norway
Ques. : 2 _________ has been appointed as India’s permanent representative or ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
1) G Latha Krishna Rao 
2) NK Sinha
3) Rajeev Nayan Choubey 
4) Rita A Teaotia
5) JS Deepak 
Answer:- 5) JS Deepak
Ques. : 3 The World Bank has announced an assistance programme of over $1 bn in the areas of urban transport and climate resilient agriculture in which state, over the next 2-3 years?
1) Rajasthan 
2) Maharashtra
3) Andhra Pradesh 
4) Odisha
5) Bihar 
Answer:- 2) Maharashtra
Ques. : 4 South Korea’s special prosecutor’s office has announced that it will charge Jay Y Lee and four other executives with bribery and embezzlement. Lee is the group chief of
1) LG 
2) Samsung
3) Hyundai 
4) POSCO
5) Shinhan Financial Group 
Answer:- 2) Samsung
Ques. : 5 The fourth series of Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) will be launched shortly. The SGB scheme was launched as an alternative to physical gold in Nov
1) 2009 
2) 2011
3) 2013 
4) 2015
5) 2016 
Answer:- 4) 2015
Ques. : 6 In the OECD’s Economic Survey of India, the real GDP growth has been pegged at ________ in the FY17 and at 7.3 per cent in the FY18.
1) 6.9 per cent 
2) 7 per cent
3) 7.1 per cent 
4) 7.3 per cent
5) 7.6 per cent 
Answer:- 2) 7 per cent
Ques. : 7 Angel Gurria is the present Secretary General of which of the following international organisations?
1) IDA 
2) IMF
3) OECD 
4) BIS
5) WTO 
Answer:- 3) OECD
Ques. : 8 Tarun Kona and Alwin Francis, who won the Uganda International Series title recently, are associated with the game of
1) badminton 
2) tennis
3) table tennis 
4) squash
5) snooker 
Answer:- 1) badminton
Ques. : 9 The Green Park Stadium is situated in which of the following cities?
1) Ahmedabad, Gujarat 
2) Dharamasala, Himachal Pradesh
3) Chennai, Tamil Nadu 
4) Bengaluru, Karnataka
5) Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 
Answer:- 5) Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Ques. : 10 Who among the following has been awarded with the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award by the BCCI recently? She is the first woman to receive the award.
1) Snehal Pradhan 
2) Harmanpreet Kaur
3) Poonam Raut 
4) Shantha Rangaswamy
5) Diana David 
Answer:- 4) Shantha Rangaswamy


04 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 Taarak Mehta, who passed away recently, was a renowned _______ writer and playwright.
1) Gujarati 
2) Marathi
3) Bengali 
4) Urdu
5) Odia 
Answer:- 1) Gujarati
Ques. : 2 The European Union member states recently approved visa-free travel for Georgia. The capital city of Georgia is
1) Helsinki 
2) Sofia
3) Tbilisi 
4) Athens
5) Stockholm 
Answer:- 3) Tbilisi
Ques. : 3 The govt has shifted the responsibility of promoting digital transactions in the country from NITI Aayog to the
1) Reserve Bank of India 
2) NPCI
3) Ministry of Commerce & Industry 
4) Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
5) Ministry of IT and Electronics 
Answer:- 5) Ministry of IT and Electronics
Ques. : 4 The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has appointed Luis Norton de Matos as the head coach of the India U-17 World Cup team. Luis hails from
1) Portugal 
2) Spain
3) Brazil 
4) Argentina
5) France 
Answer:- 1) Portugal
Ques. : 5 Which of the following life insurers recently launched a new online term plan ‘iSelect’ meant for family protection?
1) Canara HSBC OBC Life 
2) LIC of India
3) ICICI Prudential 
4) HDFC Standard
5) Bharti AXA 
Answer:- 1) Canara HSBC OBC Life
Ques. : 6 The global leader in payment solutions American Express recently announced the launch of BIP, an electronic payment platform. Here, the term BIP stands for
1) Buyer Initial Payments 
2) Buyer Initiated Payments
3) Buyer Introduced Payments 
4) Buyer Indicated Payments
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Buyer Initiated Payments
Ques. : 7 Which state govt recently appointed senior IAS officer Sumeet Mallick as the new chief secretary of the state?
1) Gujarat 
2) Maharashtra
3) Rajasthan 
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Bihar 
Answer:- 2) Maharashtra
Ques. : 8 The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is headquartered in
1) Milan, Italy 
2) London, UK
3) New York, US 
4) Geneva, Switzerland
5) Paris, France 
Answer:- 5) Paris, France
Ques. : 9 Who among the following has won this year’s prestigious Polly Umrigar Award, given to BCCI’s International Cricketer of the Year?
1) Rohit Sharma 
2) Yuvraj Singh
3) MS Dhoni 
4) Ravichandran Ashwin
5) Virat Kohli 
Answer:- 5) Virat Kohli
Ques. : 10 The Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju recently inaugurated the country's first integrated heliport at in
1) Mumbai 
2) Pune
3) Bengaluru 
4) New Delhi
5) Chennai 
Answer:- 4) New Delhi



06 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 Hryvnia is the currency of which of the following countries?
1) Kazakhstan 
2) Tajikistan
3) Turkmenistan 
4) Ukraine
5) Uzbekistan 
Answer:- 4) Ukraine
Ques. : 2 Manohar Parrikar presented the Raksha Mantri’s Trophy and Citation for the best Service Hospital in the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) for the year 2016 to INHS Asvini, located in
1) Mumbai 
2) Pune
3) Secunderabad 
4) Manipal
5) Kolkata 
Answer:- 1) Mumbai
Ques. : 3 __________ is the host of the 13th Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) Summit.
1) Afghanistan 
2) Kyrgyzstan
3) Azerbaijan 
4) Turkey
5) Pakistan 
Answer:- 5) Pakistan
Ques. : 4 Rohan Bopanna is associated with which of the following games?
1) Table tennis 
2) Badminton
3) Tennis 
4) Squash
5) Snooker 
Answer:- 3) Tennis
Ques. : 5 PM Hassan Ali Khaire announced the deaths of hundreds of people due to hunger and diarrhoea amid a drought in the Bay region in
1) Nigeria 
2) Somalia
3) Kenya 
4) Liberia
5) Estonia 
Answer:- 2) Somalia
Ques. : 6 Which of the following entities regulates insurance sector in India? It has proposed up to 50 per cent hike in motor insurance premium from Apr 1, 2017.
1) PFRDA 
2) IRDAI
3) NPCI 
4) SEBI
5) RBI 
Answer:- 2) IRDAI
Ques. : 7 The GST Council recently approved the draft CGST and IGST Bills. The letter ‘C’ in the term CGST stands for ‘Central’ while letter ‘I’ in the term ‘IGST’ stands for
1) Independent 
2) Initial
3) Intermediate 
4) Integrated
5) Infrastructure 
Answer:- 4) Integrated
Ques. : 8 The Google India and which state govt have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at supporting the digitisation efforts of the state?
1) Assam 
2) Jharkhand
3) Telangana 
4) Chhattisgarh
5) Uttarakhand 
Answer:- 3) Telangana
Ques. : 9 The Union Finance Ministry has agreed in-principle to allow public sector banks to offer ESOPs to their employees from 2017-18. The term ESOPs stands for
1) Employee Stock Option Plans 
2) Employee Share Option Plans
3) Employee Service Option Plans 
4) Employee Salary Option Plans
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Employee Stock Option Plans
Ques. : 10 Gujarat’s first car manufacturing plant at Halol near Vadodara is set to shut down sometime in Apr. The plant was set up by
1) Maruti Suzuki 
2) Tata Motors
3) Hyundai 
4) Renault
5) General Motors 
Answer:- 5) General Motors


07 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 Which of the following countries is NOT a member of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) set up to promote sustainable economic development?
1) Pakistan 
2) Turkey
3) Iran 
4) Afghanistan
5) None of these 
Answer:- 5) None of these
Ques. : 2 The International Women’s Day is observed every year on
1) 02 Mar 
2) 04 Mar
3) 06 Mar 
4) 08 Mar
5) 10 Mar 
Answer:- 4) 08 Mar
Ques. : 3 The world’s oldest aircraft carrier in active service, INS Viraat, was decommissioned on 06 Mar after serving the Indian Navy for nearly 30 years. India had bought the carrier from
1) France 
2) Israel
3) Russia 
4) UK
5) US 
Answer:- 4) UK
Ques. : 4 The large-scale joint military exercise, called Foal Eagle, was conducted between the US and which of the following countries recently?
1) Japan 
2) Philippines
3) Vietnam 
4) South Korea
5) Thailand 
Answer:- 4) South Korea
Ques. : 5 Which airport has been renamed as ‘Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao-Amaravati Airport’ after the legendary actor?
1) Tirupati Airport 
2) Vijayawada Airport
3) Chennai Airport 
4) Bengaluru Airport
5) Hyderabad Airport 
Answer:- 2) Vijayawada Airport
Ques. : 6 Kurukh, an endangered tribal language of the Dravidian family and spoken by the Oraon tribal community, has been given official status in the state of
1) Telangana 
2) Karnataka
3) Tamil Nadu 
4) West Bengal
5) Jharkhand 
Answer:- 4) West Bengal
Ques. : 7 In which of the following states, the state govt recently decided to make Sanskrit a compulsory language up to 8th Standard?
1) Andhra Pradesh 
2) Kerala
3) Madhya Pradesh
4) Assam
5) Rajasthan 
Answer:- 4) Assam
Ques. : 8 ________ , the largest unrelated blood stem cell donors registry in India, has received the Global NGO Excellence Award under the Best Healthcare NGO category.
1) DATRI 
2) Goonj
3) Give India
4) Pratham
5) Lepra Society 
Answer:- 1) DATRI
Ques. : 9 _________ is the host of the three-day long 'Destination North East' 2017 event, aimed at showcasing North East as a potential destination for investment.
1) Kolkata 
2) Chandigarh
3) Mumbai 
4) New Delhi
5) Gurugram 
Answer:- 2) Chandigarh
Ques. : 10 India’s tallest Tricolour was hoisted recently at
1) Ranchi 
2) Jammu
3) Itanagar 
4) Daulat Beg Oldi
5) Attari border 
Answer:- 5) Attari border




08 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 The RBI has clarified that currency notes with scribbles are legal tender and if any bank branch refuses to exchange soiled notes, the bank will have to pay a penalty of
1) Rs 2,000 
2) Rs 5,000
3) Rs 10,000 
4) Rs 20,000
5) Rs 25,000 
Answer:- 3) Rs 10,000
Ques. : 2 Which state govt recently announced the ‘Tirtha Darshan’ scheme under which people above 60 years of age of state can go on a pilgrimage within the country at govt expense?
1) Uttar Pradesh 
2) Rajasthan
3) Gujarat 
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Haryana 
Answer:- 5) Haryana
Ques. : 3 The book on cricket “Numbers Do Lie” has been authored by
1) Murali Kartik 
2) Jaideep Varma
3) Aakash Chopra 
4) Kapil Dev
5) Sunil Gavaskar 
Answer:- 3) Aakash Chopra
Ques. : 4 Who among the following won the men’s singles title of the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships?
1) Philipp Kohlschreiber 
2) Fernando Verdasco
3) Andy Murray 
4) Roger Federer
5) Rafael Nadal 
Answer:- 3) Andy Murray
Ques. : 5 India ended their campaign in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup (Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun) with five medals at fifth place. Which country topped the medal chart?
1) Japan 
2) Australia
3) Italy 
4) China
5) US 
Answer:- 4) China
Ques. : 6 As NPAs of public sector banks soared to a staggering Rs 6.8 lakh cr, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has favoured naming and shaming defaulting corporate houses. The present chairman of PAC is
1) KV Thomas 
2) KV Kamath
3) K Rahman Khan 
4) PJ Kurien
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) KV Thomas
Ques. : 7 Who among the following won the men’s singles title of the 2017 ATP Mexico Open?
1) Nick Kyrgios 
2) Dominic Thiem
3) David Goffin 
4) Rafael Nadal
5) Sam Querrey 
Answer:- 5) Sam Querrey
Ques. : 8 ______ has achieved the maximum number of registrations under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime with at least 60 per cent of traders migrating to the new platform.
1) Gujarat 
2) Karnataka
3) Tamil Nadu 
4) Kerala
5) Delhi 
Answer:- 4) Kerala
Ques. : 9 _________ has launched a new initiative, SheLeadsTech, to support women-founded or co-founded startups.
1) Google
2) Facebook
3) Microsoft 
4) IBM
5) TCS 
Answer:- 2) Facebook
Ques. : 10 Which state would supply an additional 60 MW of electricity to Bangladesh, over the 100 MW of power the state is providing to that country?
1) Assam 
2) West Bengal
3) Meghalaya 
4) Tripura
5) Odisha 
Answer:- 4) Tripura




09 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 Which of the following banks launched “Aadhaar Pay”, the country’s first Aadhaar-linked cashless merchant solution recently following successful pilots across 16 states?
1) HDFC Bank 
2) ICICI Bank
3) Axis Bank 
4) IDFC Bank
5) YES Bank 
Answer:- 4) IDFC Bank
Ques. : 2 Racemo, a two-seater sports coupe, made its debut at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show recently. The sports car has been launched by
1) Maruti Suzuki 
2) Mahindra & Mahindra
3) Force Motors 
4) Tata Motors
5) Bajaj Auto 
Answer:- 4) Tata Motors
Ques. : 3 PM Narendra Modi recently addressed over 6000 women Sarpanch at the National Convention of Women Sarpanch - Swachh Shakti 2017 in
1) Jaipur 
2) Bhopal
3) Lucknow 
4) Patna
5) Gandhinagar 
Answer:- 5) Gandhinagar
Ques. : 4 _______ has agreed to buy Opel brand from General Motors in a deal valuing the business at $2.3 bn.
1) Renault 
2) Volkswagen
3) PSA Group 
4) Nissan Motors
5) Toyota 
Answer:- 3) PSA Group
Ques. : 5 Airtel and Millicom have entered into a pact to combine Ghana operations. The capital city of Ghana is
1) Accra 
2) Manama
3) Nicosia 
4) Lome
5) Porto-Novo 
Answer:- 1) Accra
Ques. : 6 What is the full form of the term GVA, a term used to gauge a country’s economic activity?
1) Gross Variety Added 
2) Gross Value Added
3) Gross Variation Added 
4) Gross Valuation Added
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Gross Value Added
Ques. : 7 ________ won the “Most Popular Tourism Destination Award” at the Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF) in China.
1) India 
2) Pakistan
3) Bangladesh 
4) Myanmar
5) Sri Lanka 
Answer:- 5) Sri Lanka
Ques. : 8 The 6th World Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Day was observed recently on
1) 08 Feb 
2) 18 Feb
3) 28 Feb
4) 05 Mar
5) 08 Mar 
Answer:- 2) 18 Feb
Ques. : 9 The Trade Mark Rules, 2017 have been notified and have come into effect from
1) 01 Mar, 2017 
2) 02 Mar, 2017
3) 04 Mar, 2017 
4) 06 Mar, 2017
5) 08 Mar, 2017 
Answer:- 4) 06 Mar, 2017
Ques. : 10 The name of Gautam Dagar is associated with which of the following games?
1) Rugby 
2) Polo
3) Gulf 
4) Snooker
5) Swimming 
Answer:- 1) Rugby



10 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 . Which state has launched a comprehensive web-based platform ‘Pratibimba’ to showcase the govt’s performance and achievements to the citizens?
1) Andhra Pradesh 
2) Karnataka
3) Tamil Nadu 
4) West Bengal
5) Madhya Pradesh 
Answer:- 2) Karnataka
Ques. : 2 . India announced the Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) recently. The OALP policy is associated with
1) Farm leasing 
2) Land acquisition
3) Electronic manufacturing 
4) Oil and gas exploration
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Oil and gas exploration
Ques. : 3 The Board of which of the following banks recently approved the ‘Work from Home’ policy to enable its employees to work while at home using mobile devices?
1) PNB 
2) SBI
3) BoB 
4) Dena Bank
5) Uco Bank 
Answer:- 2) SBI
Ques. : 4 Who among the following won men’s singles title of the 2017 Brasil Open?
1) Marcus Daniell 
2) Andre Sa
3) Rogerio Dutra Silva 
4) Albert Ramos-Vinolas
5) Pablo Cuevas 
Answer:- 5) Pablo Cuevas
Ques. : 5 The joint military exercise ‘Surya Kiran-XI’ was conducted between India and which country in Pithoragarh area of Uttarakhand recently?
1) Nepal 
2) Bangladesh
3) Sri Lanka 
4) Maldives
5) Afghanistan 
Answer:- 1) Nepal
Ques. : 6 __________ has been ranked first in the world in the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey in the 5-15 million passengers per annum (MPPA) category for the year 2016.
1) Rajiv Gandhi Hyderabad International Airport
2) Kempegowda International Airport
3) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport 
4) Indira Gandhi International Airport
5) Biju Patnaik International Airport Answer:- 1) Rajiv Gandhi Hyderabad International Airport
Ques. : 7 Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya, who passed away recently, was a popular ________ folk singer.
1) Marathi 
2) Bengali
3) Assamese 
4) Gujarati
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Bengali
Ques. : 8 The first smart tribal model village ‘Habbi’ was inaugurated recently in which of the following states?
1) Jammu & Kashmir 
2) Jharkhand
3) Uttarakhand 
4) Chhattisgarh
5) Andhra Pradesh 
Answer:- 1) Jammu & Kashmir
Ques. : 9 The global rating agency Fitch has estimated that Indian economy will grow by __________ in the current fiscal (2016-2017).
1) 7 per cent 
2) 7.1 per cent
3) 7.4 per cent 
4) 7.7 per cent
5) 7.9 per cent 
Answer:- 2) 7.1 per cent
Ques. : 10 The banking system of which country is now the biggest in the world according to the Financial Times.
1) India 
2) Russia
3) Japan 
4) China
5) South Korea 
Answer:- 4) China




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








21 MARCH 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


22 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 The central govt has decided to infuse fresh capital into 10 public sector banks. The banks identified for the purpose does not include
1) Bank of Maharashtra 
2) Bank of India
3) Andhra Bank 
4) Allahabad Bank
5) None of these 
Answer:- 5) None of these
Ques. : 2 Mahesh Kumar Jain has been has been appointed as Managing Director and CEO of IDBI Bank. Earlier, he was the MD and CEO of
1) Syndicate Bank 
2) Bank of India
3) Indian Bank 
4) Dena Bank
5) Allahabad Bank 
Answer:- 3) Indian Bank
Ques. : 3 Which of the following banks has announced the launch of a mobile banking app ‘Mera iMobile’ for rural customers?
1) HDFC Bank 
2) Axis Bank
3) ICICI Bank 
4) Federal Bank
5) Kotak Mahindra Bank 
Answer:- 3) ICICI Bank
Ques. : 4 What is India’s ranking out of 155 countries in the recently released World Happiness Report, 2017?
1) 99th 
2) 80th
3) 65nd 
4) 122nd
5) 82nd 
Answer:- 4) 122nd
Ques. : 5 Which of the following High Courts in the country recently gave the status of “living human entities” to the Ganga and Yamuna?
1) Uttarakhand High Court 
2) Patna High Court
3) Delhi High Court 
4) Allahabad High Court
5) Jharkhand High Court 
Answer:- 1) Uttarakhand High Court
Ques. : 6 The three-day International Buddhist Conference was held recently in
1) Kushinagar 
2) Gorakhpur
3) New Delhi 
4) Patna
5) Rajgir 
Answer:- 5) Rajgir
Ques. : 7 Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani tops the list of richest Indians in the Forbes' list while the global list is topped by
1) Bill Gates 
2) Larry Page
3) Carlos Slim 
4) Warren Buffett
5) Mark Zuckerberg 
Answer:- 1) Bill Gates
Ques. : 8 _________ has signed a pact to buy out the debt-ridden, Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation’s (GSPC) entire 80% stake in KG-basin natural gas block for $1.2 bn.
1) ONGC 
2) IOC
3) BPCL 
4) HPCL
5) RIL 
Answer:- 1) ONGC
Ques. : 9 The Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) will be merged with the country's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI). The BMB is headquartered at
1) Mumbai 
2) Chennai
3) Kolkata 
4) Hyderabad
5) New Delhi 
Answer:- 5) New Delhi
Ques. : 10 The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Forests is observed every year on
1) 02 Mar 
2) 121 Mar
3) 18 Mar 
4) 21 Mar
5) 25 Mar 
Answer:- 4) 21 Mar



24 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 The govt-owned Hudco has received SEBI’s approval to float initial public offer to offload 10 per cent stake through an OFS route. Here, the term OFS stands for
1) Offer For Stock 
2) Offer For Subscription
3) Offer For Sale 
4) Offer For Subsidy
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Offer For Sale
Ques. : 2 The ace badminton player PV Sindhu has been roped in as brand ambassador by which company for its sports drink Gatorade?
1) Coca Cola 
2) PepsiCo
3) Parle 
4) Nestle
5) GlaxoSmithKline 
Answer:- 2) PepsiCo
Ques. : 3 The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently appointed who among the following to the post of Chief Financial Officer (CFO)?
1) Diana Edulji 
2) Vikram Limaye
3) Ramachandra Guha 
4) Ankur Khanna
5) David Richardson 
Answer:- 4) Ankur Khanna
Ques. : 4 The RBI recently proposed to fix the upper limit for Pre-paid Payment Instruments at _______ in view of growing usage of PPIs for purchase of goods and services.
1) Rs 20,000 lakh 
2) Rs 25,000 lakh
3) Rs 50,000 lakh 
4) Rs 75,000 lakh
5) Rs 1 lakh 
Answer:- 5) Rs 1 lakh
Ques. : 5 The Govt has made amendments to the Finance Bill 2017 proposing to make which of the following mandatory while filing the income tax returns?
1) Aadhaar card 
2) Passport
3) Driving Licence 
4) Voter ID card
5) All the above 
Answer:- 1) Aadhaar card
Ques. : 6 Which of the following cities has been ranked as the cheapest city to live globally as per a report by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)?
1) Kiev 
2) Algiers
3) Almaty 
4) Karachi
5) Lagos 
Answer:- 3) Almaty
Ques. : 7 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Govt of India recently signed a $350-mn loan for improving about 1,500 km of major district roads in
1) Madhya Pradesh 
2) Bihar
3) Uttar Pradesh 
4) Maharashtra
5) Rajasthan 
Answer:- 1) Madhya Pradesh
Ques. : 8 The World Meteorological Day is observed globally on
1) 20 Mar 
2) 21 Mar
3) 23 Mar 
4) 24 Mar
5) 25 Mar 
Answer:- 3) 23 Mar
Ques. : 9 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation “Chenani-Nashri tunnel,” the country’s longest road tunnel (9.2 km-long twin-tube tunnel), on 2 Apr in the state of
1) Maharashtra 
2) Himachal Pradesh
3) Jammu & Kashmir 
4) Sikkim
5) Arunachal Pradesh 
Answer:- 3) Jammu & Kashmir
Ques. : 10 What is India’s ranking among 188 countries in the UN Development Programme (UNDP)’s 2016 ‘Human Development for Everyone’ report released recently?
1) 122nd 
2) 128th
3) 89th 
4) 91st
5) 131st 
Answer:- 5) 131st



25 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 Ankur Mittal, who won a gold medal, recently, is associated with which of the following games?
1) Chess 
2) Snooker
3) Badminton 
4) Tennis
5) Shooting 
Answer:- 5) Shooting
Ques. : 2 The Sahitya Akademi winner Ashokamitran passed away recently. He was a prominent writer of
1) Tamil 
2) Telugu
3) Malayalam 
4) Kannada
5) Assamese 
Answer:- 1) Tamil
Ques. : 3 Hosni Mubarak was freed from detention recently. He is the former President of
1) Turkey 
2) Greece
3) Egypt 
4) Yemen
5) Syria 
Answer:- 3) Egypt
Ques. : 4 What is India’s ranking on the Energy Architecture Performance Index (EAPI) released by Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) recently?
1) 127th 
2) 52nd
3) 48th 
4) 87th
5) 95th 
Answer:- 4) 87th
Ques. : 5 Which of the following countries has topped the Energy Architecture Performance Index (EAPI) released by Geneva- based World Economic Forum (WEF) recently?Which of the following countries has topped the Energy Architecture Performance Index (EAPI) released by Geneva- based World Economic Forum (WEF) recently?
1) France 
2) Switzerland
3) Denmark 
4) Sweden
5) Norway 
Answer:- 2) Switzerland
Ques. : 6 The RBI accorded its approval for the appointment of who among the following as part-time Chairman of the central bank?
1) MD Patra 
2) Deepali Pant Joshi
3) TS Anantharaman 
4) NS Vishwanathan
5) Viral V Acharya 
Answer:- 3) TS Anantharaman
Ques. : 7 The World Bank has signed a USD 100-mn credit agreement with the Centre and which state to improve the quality of health care services in all 13 districts of the state?
1) Jharkhand 
2) Uttarakhand
3) Chhattisgarh 
4) Assam
5) Sikkim 
Answer:- 2) Uttarakhand
Ques. : 8 The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the Abel Prize for 2017, the top mathematics prize, to
1) Sourav Chatterjee 
2) Kefeng Liu
3) John Urschel 
4) Yves Meyer
5) David N Yetter 
Answer:- 4) Yves Meyer
Ques. : 9 The World Tuberculosis Day is observed every year on
1) 04 Mar 
2) 14 Mar
3) 24 Mar 
4) 14 Apr
5) 24 Apr 
Answer:- 3) 24 Mar
Ques. : 10 The South Indian Bank introduced its Aadhar-based payment app recently. The bank has its headquarters in
1) Hyderabad 
2) Mangalore
3) Chennai 
4) Kochi
5) Thrissur 
Answer:- 5) Thrissur


28 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 The World Theatre Day is observed on
1) 7 Mar 
2) 11 Mar
3) 17 Mar 
4) 21 Mar
5) 27 Mar 
Answer:- 5) 27 Mar
Ques. : 2 Jatropha plantation is associated with the production of
1) biofuel 
2) textile
3) paper 
4) ink
5) quality furniture 
Answer:- 1) biofuel
Ques. : 3 The list of states with highest seeded Aadhaar numbers was topped by which state with 87.73 per cent of its Jan-Dhan accounts linked with Aadhaar numbers?
1) Andhra Pradesh 
2) Tripura
3) Telangana 
4) Gujarat
5) Bihar 
Answer:- 1) Andhra Pradesh
Ques. : 4 ____________ is likely to be the first PSU insurer to tap the capital market as the Finance Ministry has started scouting for merchant bankers to manage its Initial Public Offering (IPO).
1) GIC Re 
2) LIC of India
3) NIACL 
4) NICL
5) Oriental Insurance 
Answer:- 1) GIC Re
Ques. : 5 Karnataka Bank has launched the ‘MoneyPlant RuPay International Platinum Debit Card’ to provide more privileges to its premium and HNI clients. Here, the term HNI stands for
1) High Netwok Individual 
2) High Net-worth Individual
3) High Net-worth Industrialist 
4) High Net-worth Investor
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) High Net-worth Individual
Ques. : 6 The National Housing Bank (NHB) is headquartered in
1) New Delhi 
2) Mumbai
3) Kolkata 
4) Chennai
5) Hyderabad 
Answer:- 1) New Delhi
Ques. : 7 BHEL has commissioned a 250-MW eco-friendly unit using low-grade coal (lignite) as a primary fuel in Bhavnagar district of
1) Gujarat 
2) Rajasthan
3) Kerala 
4) Telangana
5) Tamil Nadu 
Answer:- 1) Gujarat
Ques. : 8 The American financial magazine Barron's has listed the name of Aditya Puri in its list of world’s 30 best CEOs. Puri is the present MD of
1) HDFC Bank 
2) ICICI Bank
3) Axis Bank 
4) YES Bank
5) Kotak Manindra Bank 
Answer:- 1) HDFC Bank
Ques. : 9 ___________ was honoured with the Kala Ratan Award by Vice President Hamid Ansari at Punjab University, Chandigarh recently.
1) Kadar Khan 
2) Rishi Kapoor
3) Anil Kapoor 
4) Amitabh Bachchan
5) Anupam Kher 
Answer:- 5) Anupam Kher
Ques. : 10 Shaun Tait has announced his retirement from international cricket. Tait is a fast bowler who has been playing for
1) South Africa 
2) Australia
3) England 
4) New Zealand
5) West Indies 
Answer:- 2) Australia






29 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 Which of the following pairs of states and governors is NOT matched correctly?
1) Manipur - Najma A. Heptulla 
2) Goa - Ram Nath Kovind
3) Uttarakhand - Krishan Kant Paul 
4) Uttar Pradesh - Ram Naik
5) Punjab - VP Singh Badnore 
Answer:- 2) Goa - Ram Nath Kovind
Ques. : 2 Who among the following is the present Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas? He launched MoP&NG e-Seva recently, a dedicated grievances redressal platform on Social Media for all queries and grievances relating to Oil and Gas Sector.
1) Arun Jaitley 
2) Dharmendra Pradhan
3) Venkaiah Naidu 
4) Nitin Jairam Gadkari
5) Kalraj Mishra 
Answer:- 2) Dharmendra Pradhan
Ques. : 3 _________ has become the first state in the country to carry financial inclusion and extend banking services to unbanked areas through Self Help Groups (SHGs).
1) Odisha 
2) Jharkhand
3) Karnataka 
4) Gujarat
5) West Bengal 
Answer:- 1) Odisha
Ques. : 4 ____________ digitally inaugurated 40 ‘Ananya’ transformed branches under a two-year large-scale project to provide customers with ‘best in class’ services.
1) Syndicate Bank 
2) Indian Bank
3) UCO Bank 
4) Bank of Baroda
5) State Bank of India 
Answer:- 1) Syndicate Bank
Ques. : 5 . ____________ has announced a partnership with mobile app firm Truecaller for a new UPI-based mobile payment service called as Truecaller Pay.
1) YES Bank 
2) Kotak Mahindra Bank
3) Axis Bank 
4) HDFC Bank
5) ICICI Bank 
Answer:- 5) ICICI Bank
Ques. : 6 The CCI has imposed a reduced penalty of Rs 591 crore on Coal India Ltd for fuel supply pacts. Here, what is the full form of the term CCI?
1) Competition Court of India 
2) Competition Coverage of India
3) Competition Commission of India 
4) Clearance Commission India
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Competition Commission of India
Ques. : 7 Minoru Kato has been appointed as the new President and Chief Executive Office of
1) Honda India 
2) Hero Motocorp
3) TVS Motors 
4) Bajaj Auto
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Honda India
Ques. : 8 Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who clinched the $20,000 Vietnam Open recently, are associated with
1) Tennis 
2) Badminton
3) Squash 
4) Table tennis
5) Snooker 
Answer:- 2) Badminton
Ques. : 9 Vijaya bank's headquarters is located in
1) Chennai 
2) Mumbai
3) New Delhi 
4) Kochi
5) Bengaluru 
Answer:- 5) Bengaluru
Ques. : 10 Tehmtan R. Andhyarujina, who passed away recently, was a/an
1) bureaucrat 
2) jurist
3) musician 
4) biologist
5) industrialist 
Answer:- 2) jurist



30 MARCH 2017
Ques. : 1 The Airports Authority of India (AAI), the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the state govt of which state recently signed an MoU for the development of the Deoghar Airport in Deoghar district?
1) Bihar 
2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Uttarakhand 
4) Jharkhand
5) Chhattisgarh 
Answer:- 4) Jharkhand
Ques. : 2 During 2016-17 India became a net importer of electricity. India exports electricity to
1) Nepal 
2) Bangladesh
3) Myanmar 
4) All the above
5) Only 2) and 3) 
Answer:- 4) All the above
Ques. : 3 Which bank has launched a unique credit card ‘Unnati’ for which any customer with a balance of at least Rs 25,000 in his/her savings account with the bank would be eligible?
1) HDFC Bank 
2) ICICI Bank
3) Axis Bank 
4) SBI
5) Bank of Baroda 
Answer:- 4) SBI
Ques. : 4 The banks in India are pushing PoS installations to boost digital transactions. Here, the term PoS stands for
1) Point-of-Sale 
2) Point-of-Source
3) Point-of-Satisfaction 
4) Point-of-Security
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Point-of-Sale
Ques. : 5 The Insurance Regulatory and Development authority of India (IRDAI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 20 lakh on ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company on various charges. The IRDAI is headquartered at
1) Mumbai 
2) Chennai
3) Hyderabad 
4) Bengaluru
5) New Delhi 
Answer:- 3) Hyderabad
Ques. : 6 The state-run power producer NTPC recently commissioned 55 Mega Watt (MW) of Bhadla Solar Power Project in
1) Gujarat 
2) Rajasthan
3) Karnataka 
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Haryana 
Answer:- 2) Rajasthan
Ques. : 7 The United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres has appointed David Beasley to head the World Food Programme (WFP) which is headquartered at
1) New York 
2) London
3) Paris 
4) Geneva
5) Rome 
Answer:- 5) Rome
Ques. : 8 ____________ has been inducted into the international advisory board of global think-tank the Atlantic Council.
1) Sunil Mittal 
2) Ratan Tata
3) Gautam Adani 
4) Anil Ambani
5) KM Birla 
Answer:- 4) Anil Ambani
Ques. : 9 The International Hockey Federation (FIH) recently confirmed Kalinga Stadium as the host of the Men’s Hockey World League Final in Dec 2017. The stadium is situated in
1) Patna 
2) Lucknow
3) Bhubaneswar 
4) Bhopal
5) Chandigarh 
Answer:- 3) Bhubaneswar
Ques. : 10 India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin received Garfield Sobers Trophy for being named the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. Who among the following Indian cricketers has/have also won the trophy?
1) Sachin Tendulkar 
2) Rahul Dravid
3) Virat Kohli 
4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 2) 
Answer:- 5) Only 1) and 2)



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