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OBJECTIVE GENERAL AWARENESS -- APRIL 1 TO 20, 2017


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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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12 APRIL 2017
Ques. : 1 The RBI recently allowed banks to invest in REITs. The term REIT stands for
1) Real Estate Innovation Trust 
2) Real Estate Investment Trust
3) Real Estate Infrastructure Trust 
4) Real Estate Initiative Trust
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Real Estate Investment Trust
Ques. : 2 The govt has reduced the number of centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) from 66 to ____ umbrella schemes.
1) 28 
2) 32
3) 36 
4) 39
5) 42 
Answer:- 1) 28
Ques. : 3 Nearly four crore members of which of the following organisations will soon be able to settle their claims through the mobile application UMANG?
1) IRDAI
2) PFRDA
3) EPFO 4) SBI
5) NABARD 
Answer:- 3) EPFO
Ques. : 4 Which state govt has kick-started its ambitious ‘Deendayal Rasoi Yojana’ under which subsidised meals will be available at Rs 5 per plate to people?
1) Assam 
2) Jharkhand
3) Madhya Pradesh
4) Rajasthan
5) Gujarat 
Answer:- 3) Madhya Pradesh
Ques. : 5 India and which country recently inked six pacts including one aimed at boosting counter-terrorism cooperation after talks between PM Narendra Modi and his counterpart Malcolm Turnbull in New Delhi?
1) Canada 
2) Australia
3) New Zealand 
4) UK
5) Sweden 
Answer:- 2) Australia
Ques. : 6 The Public Sector Day is observed every year on which date?
1) 01 Apr 
2) 10 Apr
3) 15 Apr 
4) 25 Apr
5) 30 Apr 
Answer:- 2) 10 Apr
Ques. : 7 The Foreign Ministers from the Group of Seven major industrialized nations (G-7) held a meeting in which country recently?
1) UK 
2) Canada
3) Japan 
4) US
5) Italy 
Answer:- 5) Italy
Ques. : 8 Which of the following is the capital city of Nigeria?
1) Abuja 
2) Lagos
3) Manama 
4) Nairobi
5) Kampala 
Answer:- 1) Abuja
Ques. : 9 In a first, women now head some major and oldest high courts in the country. Which of the following pairs of HCs and their Chief Justices is NOT matched correctly?
1) Madras High Court – Indira Banerjee 
2) Bombay High Court – Manjula Chellur
3) Delhi High Court – VM Tahilramani 
4) Calcutta High Court – Nishita Nirmal Mhatre
5) None of these 
Answer:- 5) None of these
Ques. : 10 The former Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was awarded death sentence in which of the following countries recently?
1) Pakistan 
2) Malaysia
3) Indonesia 
4) Maldives
5) Kenya 
Answer:- 1) Pakistan
13 APRIL 2017
Ques. : 1 The RBI recently allowed banks to invest in InvITs. The term InvIT stands for
1) Infrastructure Innovation Trust 
2) Infrastructure Initiative Trust
3) Infrastructure Improvement Trust 
4) Infrastructure Investment Trust
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Infrastructure Investment Trust
Ques. : 2 Who among the following has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for fiction?
1) Colson Whitehead (Colson Whitehead) 2) Donna Tartt (The Goldfinch)
3) Anthony Doerr (All the Light We Cannot See) 
4) Viet Thanh Nguyen (The Sympathizer)
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Colson Whitehead (Colson Whitehead)
Ques. : 3 Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book “Matoshree” recently which is authored by
1) Venkaiah Naidu 
2) Pranab Mukherjee
3) Sushma Swaraj 
4) Sumitra Mahajan
5) Lal Krishna Advani 
Answer:- 4) Sumitra Mahajan
Ques. : 4 Justin Trudeau is the present Prime Minister of which of the following countries?
1) Spain 
2) Canada
3) England 
4) Finland
5) Denmark 
Answer:- 2) Canada
Ques. : 5 The famous “Champaran Satyagraha” was launched under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi in the year
1) 1913 
2) 1917
3) 1919 
4) 1923
5) 1934 
Answer:- 2) 1917
Ques. : 6 The International Day for Street Children is observed every year on
1) 12 Apr 
2) 15 Apr
3) 21 Apr 
4) 22 Apr
5) 28 Apr 
Answer:- 1) 12 Apr
Ques. : 7 Who among the following was recently appointed as Executive Director by the Reserve Bank of India?
1) Mahesh Kumar Jain 
2) Kishore Kumar Sansi
3) Malvika Sinha 
4) Ravi Krishan Takkar
5) Usha Ananthasubramanian 
Answer:- 3) Malvika Sinha
Ques. : 8 Ajit Kumar Srivastava and Shabri Bhattasali were recently appointed members of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). The present Chairman of CBDT is
1) Hasmukh Adhia 
2) Kaushal Srivastava
3) Najib Shah 
4) Sushil Chandra
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Sushil Chandra
Ques. : 9 Mukta Dutta Tomar has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to
1) France 
2) Sweden
3) Germany 
4) New Zealand
5) None of these
Answer:- 3) Germany
Ques. : 10 The govt has appointed who among the following as the next chairman of the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT)?
1) Madan Bhimarao Lokur 
2) Ranjan Gogoi
3) Jasti Chelameswar 
4) Shiva Kirti Singh
5) Dipak Misra 
Answer:- 4) Shiva Kirti Singh


14 APRIL 2017
Ques. : 1 Mahabaleshwara MS was appointed as the new MD and CEO of which of the following banks recently?
1) Karnataka Bank 
2) Federal Bank
3) RBL Bank 
4) IDFC Bank
5) Bandhan Bank 
Answer:- 1) Karnataka Bank
Ques. : 2 The veteran UN official Achim Steiner will head the United Nations agency - UN Development Programme (UNDP) - that works to fight poverty. He hails from
1) France 
2) Spain
3) Sweden 
4) Germany
5) Finland 
Answer:- 4) Germany
Ques. : 3 _________ has approved a $375-mn loan to India’s first waterway project, a 1,360-km stretch of the river Ganga between Varanasi and Haldia.
1) ADB 
2) AIIB
3) NDB 
4) IMF
5) World Bank 
Answer:- 5) World Bank
Ques. : 4 India's exports grew by what per cent to 29.23 bn dollars in Mar 2017 as compared to same period in 2016?
1) 17.2 per cent 
2) 19.2 per cent
3) 21.7 per cent 
4) 26.3 per cent
5) 27.6 per cent 
Answer:- 5) 27.6 per cent
Ques. : 5 Which of the following states announced the re-launch of ‘Adarana’, a scheme for improving traditional occupations recently?
1) Tamil Nadu 
2) Karnataka
3) Kerala 
4) Andhra Pradesh
5) Telangana 
Answer:- 4) Andhra Pradesh
Ques. : 6 India and which country recently started a partnership aimed at increasing cooperation in sports? The PM of that country visited India recently.
1) Bangladesh 
2) Australia
3) Israel 
4) New Zealand
5) England 
Answer:- 2) Australia
Ques. : 7 The govt has set up an inter-disciplinary committee to keep a check on virtual currencies. Which of the following is a digital currency?
1) Bitcoins 
2) Dogecoin
3) Darkcoin 
4) Litecoin
5) All the above 
Answer:- 5) All the above
Ques. : 8 Who among the following has become the most followed world leader on Instagram?
1) Pope Francis 
2) Narendra Modi
3) Donald Trump 
4) Vladimir Putin
5) Angela Merkel 
Answer:- 2) Narendra Modi
Ques. : 9 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved listing of 11 central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) in the equity market. Which of the following is NOT one of them?
1) Mishra Dhatu Nigam 
2) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers
3) RITES 
4) IRCON International
5) None of these 
Answer:- 5) None of these
Ques. : 10 _________ has launched a Made-in-India robot - Brabo - catering primarily to micro, small and medium industries.
1) Reva Motors 
2) Bharat Forge
3) Mahindra & Mahindra 
4) TAL Manufacturing Solutions
5) BEL 
Answer:- 4) TAL Manufacturing Solutions



15 APRIL 2017
Ques. : 1 Who among the following in India is empowered to prorogue (discontinue a session without dissolving it) a session of the Parliament?
1) President 
2) Prime Minister
3) Lok Sabha Speaker 
4) Vice President
5) Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Answer:- 1) President
Ques. : 2 What is the currency of New Zealand?
1) Euro 
2) Dollar
3) Pound 
4) Rand
5) Peso 
Answer:- 2) Dollar
Ques. : 3 The Department of Post has allotted a new pin code to the Central Processing Centre (CPC) of the Income Tax department in Bengaluru. What is the new pin code?
1) 560100 
2) 560200
3) 560500 
4) 560560
5) 560600 
Answer:- 3) 560500
Ques. : 4 The 126th birth anniversary of who among the following was observed recently (14 Apr) across the country?
1) Bhagat Singh 
2) Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
3) Chandra Shekhar Azad 
4) Keshav Baliram Hedgewar
5) Syama Prasad Mukherjee
Answer:- 2) Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
Ques. : 5 The RBI’s revised PCA framework to cut risk for banks with weak balance sheets will be effective from Apr 1, 2017. Here, the term PCA stands for
1) Prior Corrective Action 
2) Preferred Corrective Action
3) Preemptive Corrective Action 
4) Prompt Corrective Action
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Prompt Corrective Action
Ques. : 6 What is India’s ranking on the KPMG International’s global “Through the looking glass” report, a global transparency index on healthcare systems?
1) 6th 
2) 9th
3) 15th 
4) 22nd
5) 31st 
Answer:- 5) 31st
Ques. : 7 The Union Ministry of Agriculture has selected which state for the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 for commendable increase in food grains production?
1) Haryana 
2) Punjab
3) Himachal Pradesh 
4) Bihar
5) Arunachal Pradesh 
Answer:- 3) Himachal Pradesh
Ques. : 8 Mukulita Vijayawargiya took charge as whole time Member of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) recently. The present chairman of IBBI is
1) Devender Kumar Sikri 
2) US Paliwal
3) Chandan Sinha 
4) NS Vishwanathan
5) Madhusudan Sahoo 
Answer:- 5) Madhusudan Sahoo
Ques. : 9 Which of the following state govts has announced the launch of “Durga Vahini” - police squads that would aim to stop harassment of women on public spaces?
1) Punjab 
2) Haryana
3) Jharkhand 
4) Gujarat
5) Rajasthan 
Answer:- 2) Haryana
Ques. : 10 The police department of which state has initiated ‘Tare Zameen Par’ program to encourage children in naxal-affected areas to lead happy lives?
1) Odisha 
2) West Bengal
3) Andhra Pradesh 
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Jharkhand 
Answer:- 5) Jharkhand


17 APRIL 2017
Ques. : 1 People in which state recently celebrated the first day of their New Year as Rongali Bihu also known as the ‘Bohaag Bihu’?
1) Assam
2) Kerala
3) Tamil Nadu 
4) Jharkhand
5) Sikkim 
Answer:- 1) Assam
Ques. : 2 Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the Aadhaar-based mobile app BHIM-Aadhaar recently which will enable digital payments using biometric data. The term BHIM stands for
1) Broader Interface for Money 
2) Basic Interface for Money
3) Bhimrao Interface for Money 
4) Bharat Interface for Money
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Bharat Interface for Money
Ques. : 3 The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) has planned to issue bonds twice this year, one denominated in Chinese yuan and the other in Indian rupee. The present President of NDB is
1) KV Kamath 
2) Jin Liqun
3) Deepak Parekh 
4) ES Nabiullina
5) DJ Pandian 
Answer:- 1) KV Kamath
Ques. : 4 About 55 lakh farmers in which state will get fertilisers free of cost from the next financial year as announced by the state govt recently?
1) Uttar Pradesh 
2) Jharkhand
3) Telangana 
4) Andhra Pradesh
5) Karnataka 
Answer:- 3) Telangana
Ques. : 5 Nepal and which of the following countries are going to hold the first-ever joint military exercise named ‘Sagarmatha Friendship-2017’?
1) Japan 
2) US
3) Russia 
4) India
5) China 
Answer:- 5) China
Ques. : 6 Girish Chandra Saxena, who passed away recently, was the former governor of
1) Jammu and Kashmir 
2) Assam
3) Sikkim 
4) Arunachal Pradesh
5) Himachal Pradesh 
Answer:- 1) Jammu and Kashmir
Ques. : 7 The Income-Tax department has identified about _______ high risk persons for probe under the second phase of the Operation Clean Money.
1) 10,000 
2) 20,000
3) 25,000 
4) 50,000
5) 60,000 
Answer:- 5) 60,000
Ques. : 8 For the fiscal 2017-18 the Union Budget has announced a target of _______ for loans under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana.
1) Rs 1.85 lakh cr 
2) Rs 1.98 lakh cr
3) Rs 2.44 lakh cr 
4) Rs 2.12 lakh cr
5) Rs 3.14 lakh cr 
Answer:- 3) Rs 2.44 lakh cr
Ques. : 9 The subscribers of EPFO will get what per cent interest on provident fund deposits for 2016-17, as decided by the organisation's trustees in Dec 2016.
1) 8.85 per cent 
2) 8.80 per cent
3) 8.75 per cent 
4) 8.70 per cent
5) 8.65 per cent 
Answer:- 5) 8.65 per cent
Ques. : 10 Mana is an artificial intelligence-based system developed by which of the following IT majors in India?
1) Wipro 
2) TCS
3) Infosys 
4) HCL
5) Tech Mahindra 
Answer:- 3) Infosys

18 APRIL 2017
Ques. : 1 Who among the following Indians are among Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30’ Asia list 2017 of super achievers from Asia under the age of 30 who are “pushing boundaries of innovation”?
1) Srikanth Bolla 
2) Deepa Karmakar
3) Sakshi Malik 
4) Alia Bhatt
5) All the above 
Answer:- 5) All the above
Ques. : 2 The RUSA, which comes under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), means Rashtriya _________ Shiksha Abhiyan.
1) Uchchatar 
2) Uttam
3) Unnat 
4) Urban
5) Uday 
Answer:- 1) Uchchatar
Ques. : 3 _________ will be the first state to launch a special awareness drive to ensure that transgenders in the state register as voters in greater numbers.
1) Gujarat 
2) Rajasthan
3) Karnataka 
4) Maharashtra
5) Kerala 
Answer:- 4) Maharashtra
Ques. : 4 CM Nongthombam Biren Singh launched two web applications - Anti-Corruption Cell and Digital Application for Review by Public And Nation (DARPAN) - to check corruption and keep track of govt activities recently in
1) Assam 
2) Tripura
3) Mizoram 
4) Manipur
5) Nagaland 
Answer:- 4) Manipur
Ques. : 5 Bidya Devi Bhandari, who came on India visit recently, is the present President of
1) Sri Lanka 
2) Bhutan
3) Myanmar 
4) Nepal
5) Mauritius 
Answer:- 4) Nepal
Ques. : 6 Who among the following clinched the Super Series title at the Singapore Open recently?
1) K Srikanth 
2) B Sai Praneeth
3) Sourabh Varma 
4) Parupalli Kashyap
5) Ajay Jayaram 
Answer:- 2) B Sai Praneeth
Ques. : 7 The sixth prestigious MS Swaminathan Award for contribution in the field of agriculture has been given to
1) RR Hanchinal 
2) Devendra Chaudhry
3) Durga Sakthi Nagpal 
4) Siraj Hussain
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) RR Hanchinal
Ques. : 8 A referendum was held in which of the following countries recently that grants sweeping new powers to the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan?
1) Turkey 
2) Greece
3) Italy 
4) Senegal
5) Poland 
Answer:- 1) Turkey
Ques. : 9 Which of the following Internet giants has launched an app aggregating food delivery and home services in India named Areo?
1) Amazon 
2) ebay
3) Flipkart 
4) Google
5) Facebook 
Answer:- 4) Google
Ques. : 10 The special envoys of five BRICS member states who specialises on West Asian Affairs held a quiet meeting recently in
1) Kochi 
2) Bengaluru
3) Hyderabad 
4) Vishakhapatnam
5) Jaipur 
Answer:- 4) Vishakhapatnam


19 APRIL 2017
Ques. : 1 PM Narendra Modi recently inaugurated phase-I of the Link-II pipeline canal of the ambitious SAUNI project at Botad in the state of
1) Gujarat 
2) Jharkhand
3) Odisha 
4) Maharashtra
5) Uttarakhand 
Answer:- 1) Gujarat
Ques. : 2 As per a recent World Bank report, India’s economic growth is expected to speed up in 2017 to
1) 6.8% 
2) 6.9%
3) 7.1% 
4) 7.2%
5) 7.6% 
Answer:- 4) 7.2%
Ques. : 3 The Supreme Court recently set in motion the process to sell Maharashtra-based luxury township of Aamby Valley to recover the dues owed by ______ to the SEBI.
1) Kingfisher 
2) Jsw Steel
3) Zoom Developers 
4) Sahara Group
5) Prakash Industries 
Answer:- 4) Sahara Group
Ques. : 4 Cyclone Maarutha made a landfall on the coast of which of the following countries recently?
1) Myanmar 
2) Thailand
3) Vietnam 
4) Mexico
5) Maldives 
Answer:- 1) Myanmar
Ques. : 5 _________ is in process to complete merger with Videocon d2h by Oct 2017.
1) Reliance Digital 
2) Airtel digital TV
3) Sun Direct 
4) Tata Sky
5) Dish TV 
Answer:- 5) Dish TV
Ques. : 6 The International Day for Monuments and Sites is observed every year on
1) 08 Apr 
2) 12 Apr
3) 18 Apr 
4) 28 Apr
5) 30 Apr 
Answer:- 3) 18 Apr
Ques. : 7 ___________ has introduced a 12-week paid leave for ‘commissioning’ mothers who use surrogates to bear a child, as it adopted provisions of the new maternity law.
1) TCS 
2) Infosys
3) RIL 
4) Google India
5) Vodafone India 
Answer:- 3) RIL
Ques. : 8 The IRDAI has reduced premium rates of motor third party insurance for some categories of vehicles for 2017-18. The present Chairman of IRDAI is
1) Yogesh Aggarwal 
2) TS Vijayan
3) VK Sharma 
4) Ajay Tyagi
5) UK Sinha 
Answer:- 2) TS Vijayan
Ques. : 9 Rodrigo Duterte has won Time magazine's readers' poll of the 100 most influential people in the world. He is the current President of
1) Vietnam 
2) North Korea
3) Thailand 
4) Philippines
5) Venezuela 
Answer:- 4) Philippines
Ques. : 10 Who among the following won the Bahrain Grand Prix 2017?
1) Lewis Hamilton 
2) Daniel Ricciardo
3) Sebastian Vettel 
4) Fernando Alonso
5) Nico Rosberg 
Answer:- 3) Sebastian Vettel



20 APRIL 2017
Ques. : 1 The ISRO is set to sign a memorandum of understanding with which firm to help develop low-cost lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles?
1) Maruti Suzuki 
2) OFB
3) Samsung 
4) BHEL
5) Toshiba 
Answer:- 4) BHEL
Ques. : 2 Which of the following recently become the most valued public sector undertaking (PSU) stock in terms of market capitalization (m-cap)?
1) Coal India 
2) Indian Oil
3) SBI 
4) BHEL
5) NTPC 
Answer:- 3) SBI
Ques. : 3 Usha Ananthasubramanian is the present Managing Director & CEO of which of the following public sector banks?
1) PNB 
2) Canara Bank
3) Bank of India 
4) Bank of Baroda
5) Central Bank of India 
Answer:- 1) PNB
Ques. : 4 Which of the following firms has bagged the Hindustan PSU award under the category ‘Fastest Growing Organisation – Miniratna’?
1) AAI 
2) Antrix Corp
3) BEML 
4) BSNL
5) Goa Shipyard 
Answer:- 3) BEML
Ques. : 5 India is pegged to be the fastest growing economy in the world in 2017-18 as International Monetary Fund (IMF) retains India’s growth forecast for FY18 at
1) 6.9 per cent 
2) 7.2 per cent
3) 7.4 per cent 
4) 7.6 per cent
5) 7.8 per cent 
Answer:- 2) 7.2 per cent
Ques. : 6 The RBI recently opened two new banking ombudsman offices in
1) Jammu and Raipur 
2) Raipur and Lucknow
3) Jammu and Kochi 
4) Mangalore and Vishakhapatnam
5) Dehradun and Patna 
Answer:- 1) Jammu and Raipur
Ques. : 7 What is India’s ranking in the 2017 AT Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index?
1) Second 
2) Third
3) Fifth 
4) Sixth
5) Eighth 
Answer:- 5) Eighth
Ques. : 8 The state oil firm HPCL and which state govt recently inked a revised MoU of Rs 43,129 cr for an oil refinery in the state?
1) Madhya Pradesh 
2) Gujarat
3) Maharashtra 
4) Rajasthan
5) Karnataka 
Answer:- 4) Rajasthan
Ques. : 9 The data centre of which of the following banks in Hyderabad has become country's first CII-IGBC Platinum rated project?
1) HDFC Bank 
2) ICICI Bank
3) SBI 
4) PNB
5) Axis Bank 
Answer:- 2) ICICI Bank
Ques. : 10 The RBI recently inked a supervisory cooperation pact with the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan for information sharing. The currency of Bhutan is
1) Rand 
2) Baht
3) Rupiah 
4) Kyat
5) Ngultrum 
Answer:- 5) Ngultrum



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