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GENERAL AWARENESS --JULY 12 TO 21, 2017

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12 JUNE 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 JUNE 2017
Ques. : 1 The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) recently took over the administration of which of the following insurers?
1) Sahara India Life Insurance 
2) Birla Sun Life

3) Max Life 
4) Bharti Axa
5) Tata AIG 
Answer:- 1) Sahara India Life Insurance
Ques. : 2 The retail inflation fell to an all time low of what per cent in May 2017?
1) 1.9 per cent 
2) 2.1 per cent
3) 2.18 per cent 
4) 2.23 per cent
5) 2.54 per cent 
Answer:- 3) 2.18 per cent
Ques. : 3 Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu are associated with which of the following games? They clinched gold medal in World Cup recently.
1) Boxing 
2) Badminton
3) Squash 
4) Billiards
5) Shooting 
Answer:- 5) Shooting
Ques. : 4 The book “Indira Gandhi – A life in Nature” has been authored by
1) Salman Khurshid 
2) Jairam Ramesh
3) Anand Sharma 
4) Kapil Sibal
5) P Chidambaram 
Answer:- 2) Jairam Ramesh
Ques. : 5 Who among the following has won the Kalinga Literary Award 2017 for his work and contribution to literature?
1) Vairamuthu 
2) Tanikella Bharani
3) Hiren Gohain 
4) Haraprasad Das
5) Arnab Jan Deka 
Answer:- 4) Haraprasad Das
Ques. : 6 Shashikant Kutwal is associated with which of the following games? He won a gold medal in a Championship for differently-abled recently.
1) Snooker 
2) Table tennis
3) Chess 
4) Shot put
5) Discuss throw 
Answer:- 3) Chess
Ques. : 7 Which of the following pairs won the men's doubles title of the 2017 French Open?
1) Michael Venus and Ryan Harrison 
2) Santiago Gonzalez and Donald Young
3) Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 4) Marcel Granollers and Ivan Dodig
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) Michael Venus and Ryan Harrison
Ques. : 8 An underwater Metro train will be run in which of the following cities in India by Dec 2019?
1) Ahmedabad 
2) Hyderabad
3) Chennai 
4) New Delhi
5) Kolkata 
Answer:- 5) Kolkata
Ques. : 9 The present Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) is
1) Ravi Shankar Prasad 
2) Jitendra Singh
3) Kiren Rijiju 
4) Radha Mohan Singh
5) Narendra Singh Tomar 
Answer:- 2) Jitendra Singh
Ques. : 10 India and which country recently signed an MoU to institutionalize cooperation between Parliaments of the two countries?
1) Spain 
2) Denmark
3) Sweden 
4) Mauritius
5) Suriname 
Answer:- 4) Mauritius



14 JUNE 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 JUNE 2017
Ques. : 1 Which of the following pairs won the 2017 French Open women's doubles title?
1) Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 
2) Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova

3) Hung-Jan Chan and Martina Hingis 
4) Francesca Schiavone and Kirsten Flipkens
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova
Ques. : 2 In pursuance of India's Act East policy, the Navy's multi-role frigate Sahyadri recently visited Moresby, the capital city of
1) Papua New Guinea 
2) Suriname
3) Trinidad and Tobago 
4) Mauritius
5) Philippines 
Answer:- 1) Papua New Guinea
Ques. : 3 The GST Council reduced the rates for 66 items recently. The GST on insulin, cashew nuts and agarbattis has been lowered to
1) 5 per cent 
2) 12 per cent
3) 15 per cent 
4) 18 per cent
5) 28 per cent 
Answer:- 1) 5 per cent
Ques. : 4 According to the Child Rights and You (CRY) report, which state in India has the highest number (2,50,672) of children engaged in labor?
1) Maharashtra 
2) Bihar
3) Uttar Pradesh 
4) Rajasthan
5) Madhya Pradesh 
Answer:- 3) Uttar Pradesh
Ques. : 5 The G7 Environment Ministers Meeting was held recently in Bologna in
1) France 
2) Canada
3) Australia 
4) Italy
5) Japan 
Answer:- 4) Italy
Ques. : 6 Which state govt has launched a website to facilitate online sale or purchase of cattle through a website named Pashu Bazaar?
1) Gujarat 
2) Bihar
3) Telangana 
4) Kerala
5) Tamil Nadu 
Answer:- 3) Telangana
Ques. : 7 The book “Yug Purush, Bharat Ratna, Atal Ji” has been authored by who among the following?
1) Ramesh Pokhriyal 
2) Narendra Modi
3) Lal Krishna Advani 
4) Uma Bharti
5) Yogi Adityanath 
Answer:- 1) Ramesh Pokhriyal
Ques. : 8 The Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel recently felicitated who among the following for winning 2017 French Open mixed doubles final?
1) Yuki Bhambri 
2) Mahesh Bhupathi
3) Sania Mirza 
4) Leander Paes
5) Rohan Bopanna 
Answer:- 5) Rohan Bopanna
Ques. : 9 The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently imposed a penalty of Rs 87 cr on which of the following automakers for unfair business practices?
1) Maruti Suzuki 
2) Hyundai Motors
3) Tata Motors 
4) Mahindra and Mahindra
5) Force Motors 
Answer:- 2) Hyundai Motors
Ques. : 10 The GST Council reduced the rates for 66 items recently. The school bags, printers, and tractors will be taxed at
1) 5 per cent 
2) 12 per cent
3) 15 per cent 
4) 18 per cent
5) 28 per cent 
Answer:- 4) 18 per cent



16 JUNE 2017
Ques. : 1 “Buddy” is an e-wallet launched by which of the following banks?
1) ICICI Bank 
2) HDFC Bank

3) Axis Bank 
4) SBI
5) Punjab National Bank 
Answer:- 4) SBI
Ques. : 2 The Bank Boards Bureau (BBB) has evolved GRAF for public sector banks to ensure that they have the ability to compete with other banks. The term GRAF stands for
1) Governance, Reward and Accessibility Framework 
2) Governance, Reward and Accountability Framework
3) Governance, Reward and Availability Framework 
4) Governance, Reward and Affordability Framework
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Governance, Reward and Accountability Framework
Ques. : 3 The loans extended under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) during 2016-17 have crossed the target of Rs 1.8 lakh cr. The PMMY was launched on Apr 8 in
1) 2012 
2) 2013
3) 2014 
4) 2015
5) 2016 
Answer:- 4) 2015
Ques. : 4 Which state govt recently signed an agreement with the Central Govt for “Power for All”? It was the only state in the country which had not signed the scheme so far.
1) Karnataka 
2) Kerala
3) Tamil Nadu 
4) West Bengal
5) Uttar Pradesh 
Answer:- 5) Uttar Pradesh
Ques. : 5 Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently dedicated to the nation the 1980-MW Koradi super-critical thermal power project in
1) Raipur, Chhattisgarh 
2) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
3) Dehradun, Uttarakhand 
4) Kochi, Kerala
5) Nagpur, Maharashtra 
Answer:- 5) Nagpur, Maharashtra
Ques. : 6 India and which country inked pacts to upgrade Indian Railways during the recent visit of latter’s Transport Minister Alain Vidalies to India?
1) Germany 
2) Spain
3) France 
4) Sweden
5) Norway 
Answer:- 3) France
Ques. : 7 The book titled “The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi” was released by President Pranab Mukherjee recently. The book is authored by
1) Veerappa Moily 
2) Jaipal Reddy
3) HD Deve Gowda 
4) SM Krishna
5) Mallikarjun Kharge 
Answer:- 1) Veerappa Moily
Ques. : 8 PM Narendra Modi recently launched a cashless/less cash township model, developed by Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd (GNFC), across 81 townships in 12 States from
1) Nagpur 
2) Kanpur
3) Bhubaneswar 
4) Lucknow
5) Patna 
Answer:- 1) Nagpur
Ques. : 9 The US dropped the largest ever non-nuclear bomb - GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) - on ISIS affiliates in which country recently?
1) Syria 
2) Libya
3) Yemen 
4) Afghanistan
5) Pakistan 
Answer:- 4) Afghanistan
Ques. : 10 Who among the following won the 2017 Asian Billiards Championship title?
1) Sourav Kothari 
2) Geet Sethi
3) Pankaj Advani 
4) Aditya Mehta
5) Naoyuki Oi 
Answer:- 3) Pankaj Advani


19 JUNE 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 JUNE 2017
Ques. : 1 The Union Cabinet recently gave its nod to the signing of MoU between India and Armenia on cooperation on youth matters. The capital city of Armenia is
1) Yerevan 
2) Quito

3) Tallinn 
4) Bujumbura
5) Khartoum 
Answer:- 1) Yerevan
Ques. : 2 Ajit Vinayak Gupte has been named India’s next Ambassador to
1) Finland 
2) Norway
3) Denmark 
4) Sweden
5) Chile 
Answer:- 3) Denmark
Ques. : 3 A raging forest fires in which of the following countries killed at least 62 people and injured scores of others recently? The capital of the country is Lisbon.
1) Spain 
2) Canada
3) Poland 
4) Netherlands
5) Portugal 
Answer:- 5) Portugal
Ques. : 4 The ICC World Twenty20 Championship's seventh edition is all set to be scrapped. The championship was scheduled in
1) 2017 
2) 2018
3) 2019 
4) 2020
5) 2021 
Answer:- 2) 2018
Ques. : 5 The RBI recently directed which of the following banks to initiate insolvency proceedings for Lanco Infratech under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC)?
1) Federal Bank 
2) Axis Bank
3) IDFC Bank 
4) IDBI Bank
5) Indian Bank 
Answer:- 4) IDBI Bank
Ques. : 6 Mukesh Ambani-led RIL along with which company is going to work in India’s energy downstream business in both unconventional and unconventional fuel?
1) BP Plc 
2) Saudi Aramco
3) Rosneft 
4) ExxonMobil
5) None of these 
Answer:- 1) BP Plc
Ques. : 7 Which state govt has inaugurated a medical devices park in Medak district what it claims to be the country’s biggest facility?
1) Andhra Pradesh 
2) Karnataka
3) Telangana 
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Odisha 
Answer:- 3) Telangana
Ques. : 8 The term “Sagar Samrat” is associated with which of the following?
1) Aircraft Carrier 
2) Submarine
3) Manmade Island 
4) Fishing area
5) Oil exploration platform 
Answer:- 5) Oil exploration platform
Ques. : 9 The Union Cabinet has approved the extension of the interest subvention scheme for farmers to 2017-18. The ISS will be implemented by
1) SIDBI 
2) NABARD
3) RBI 
4) SBI
5) NHB 
Answer:- 2) NABARD
Ques. : 10 According to a circular issued by the Reserve Bank of India on 1 Jul 2014, the maximum validity of pre-paid gift instruments is
1) five years 
2) one years
3) two years 
4) three years
5) four years 
Answer:- 4) three years


21 JUNE 2017
Ques. : 1 Putting an end to the VIP culture, the central govt has decided to remove beacons atop all vehicles, including that of PM Narendra Modi, from
1) May 01, 2017 
2) Apr 30, 2017

3) May 31, 2017 
4) Jun 01, 2017
5) Jan 01, 2018 
Answer:- 1) May 01, 2017
Ques. : 2 The Union Cabinet has sanctioned what amount over the next two years to enable the Election Commission of India (ECI) to procure voting machines that use Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) Units for use in the 2019 general elections?
1) Rs 1,200 cr 
2) Rs 2,300 cr
3) Rs 2,800 cr 
4) Rs 3,200 cr
5) Rs 3,800 cr 
Answer:- 4) Rs 3,200 cr
Ques. : 3 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has retained India’s growth forecast at 7.2% for FY18. Who among the following is the present Managing Director of IMF?
1) Anne Osborn Krueger 
2) Paul Romer
3) Christine Lagarde 
4) Jim Yong Kim
5) Roberto Azevedo 
Answer:- 3) Christine Lagarde
Ques. : 4 The Union Cabinet has approved signing of double taxation avoidance protocol with Portugal. The capital city of Portugal is
1) Lisbon 
2) Madrid
3) Warsaw 
4) Istanbul
5) Helsinki 
Answer:- 1) Lisbon
Ques. : 5 Barasingha, or swamp deer, is the state animal of which of the following states?
1) Madhya Pradesh
2) Rajasthan
3) Gujarat 
4) West Bengal
5) Maharashtra 
Answer:- 1) Madhya Pradesh
Ques. : 6 Which state govt has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to supply 24 per cent of electricity generated from the Rewa ultra mega solar project?
1) Haryana 
2) Rajasthan
3) Punjab 
4) Uttarakhand
5) Madhya Pradesh 
Answer:- 5) Madhya Pradesh
Ques. : 7 The IMF has projected a marginally higher than expected growth for the world economy in 2017 at
1) 2.5 per cent 
2) 3.1 per cent
3) 3.5 per cent 
4) 4.2 per cent
5) 4.3 per cent 
Answer:- 3) 3.5 per cent
Ques. : 8 The RBI has permitted banks to invest up to what per cent of the unit capital of a Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) or Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs)?
1) 15% 
2) 10%
3) 20% 
4) 12.5%
5) 25% 
Answer:- 2) 10%
Ques. : 9 The English translation of writer Perumal Murugan’s novel Mathorubhagan (One Part Woman) has won the Sahitya Akademi’s award for translation in English 2016. The translation was done by
1) Ashwin Sanghi 
2) Amish Tripathi
3) Chetan Bhagat 
4) Aniruddhan Vasudevan
5) Anand Neelakantan 
Answer:- 4) Aniruddhan Vasudevan
Ques. : 10 The Third Gender Day is observed on
1) 01 Apr 
2) 25 Apr
3) 30 Apr 
4) 21 Apr
5) 15 Apr 
Answer:- 5) 15 Apr

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