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OBJECTIVE GENERAL AWARENESS UPTO 17TH JULY 2017


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Q1. BCCI has recently formed a seven-member Committee to oversee Lodha Panel Reforms. The Lodha Panel was set up by the Indian Supreme Court in __________.
(a) 2010
(b) 2012
(c) 2014
(d) 2015
(e) 2016

S1. Ans.(d)
Sol. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the formation of a special seven-member committee to identify the ‘few critical points’ for the general body of the cricket board to consider before they are submitted to the Supreme Court. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the formation of a special seven-member committee to identify the ‘few critical points’ for the general body of the cricket board to consider before they are submitted to the Supreme Court. The Lodha Panel was set up by the Indian Supreme Court in January 2015.

Q2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently inaugurated various irrigation and water-related initiatives at Aji Dam. This dam is located in ____________.
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Bihar
(c) Gujarat
(d) Karnataka
(e) Kerala

S2. Ans.(c)
Sol. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated various irrigation and water-related initiatives at Aji Dam in Rajkot, Gujarat including the filling of Aji dam with Narmada waters under Sauni Yojana.

Q3. The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution sharply reducing the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in troubled Darfur region. Darfur region is in which of the following country?

(a) Myanmar
(b) Sudan
(c) South Africa
(d) Russia
(e) Bulgaria

S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution sharply reducing the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region. The British-drafted resolution will reduce the number of peacekeepers by 44 per cent and international police by about 27 per cent in the Darfur mission.

Q4. British Prime Minister Theresa May has recently won the confidence vote in the parliament, winning her first major test as the Prime Minister of a minority government in the United Kingdom (UK).  Who was the first PM of Britain?

(a) Spencer Compton
(b) Henry Pelham
(c) William Cavendish
(d) Thomas Pelham-Holles
(e) Robert Walpole

S4. Ans.(e)
Sol. British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly won the confidence vote in the parliament, winning her first major test as the Prime Minister of a minority government in the United Kingdom (UK). Robert Walpole (1721–42) was the first PM of Britain.

Q5. Name the person who has been appointed as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh.

(a) Rajiv Kumar
(b) Sumer Chand
(c) Sumitra Mahajan
(d) Gaurav Shukla
(e) Chandan Mishra

S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. Rajiv Kumar was appointed as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh. His appointment was approved by the Uttar Pradesh Government. Prior to this appointment, Kumar was a Secretary in the Union Shipping Ministry. Mr. Kumar has replaced Rahul Prasad Bhatnagar.

Q6. Name the Hyderabad-based astrologer and numerologist who has been conferred with the 'Best astrologer of the world' award at the 'Russian-Indian economic dialogue' round-table meet held in Moscow, Russia.
(a) Venkatapathy Raju
(b) T S Vineeth Bhatt
(c) Govind Prabhakaran
(d) Sumit Chandran
(e) Vikas Mathur

S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. Hydearbad-based astrologer and numerologist T S Vineeth Bhatt has been conferred with the 'Best astrologer of the world' award at the 'Russian-Indian economic dialogue' round-table meet held in Moscow.

Q7. Which of the following state government was conferred with the award of excellence at the 2nd Global Skill Development Summit held in Paris recently for innovations and extensive use of IT for skilling the state's youth?
(a) Bihar
(b) Odisha
(c) Sikkim
(d) Uttarakhand
(e) Karnataka

S7. Ans.(d)

Sol. Uttarakhand was conferred with the award of excellence at the 2nd Global Skill Development Summit held in Paris recently for innovations and extensive use of IT for skilling the state's youth.

Q8. Name the Senior diplomat who was appointed as the economic relations secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

(a) Mahim Pal
(b) Sunaina Singh
(c) Vijay Keshav Gokhale
(d) Vimal Kumar Kushwaha
(e) Sarabjeet

S8. Ans.(c)

Sol. Senior diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale was appointed as the economic relations secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his appointment.

Q9. The Minister of State for Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh launched a new training program named as COMMIT for State Government officials. What does 'I' stands for in COMMIT?

(a) Inclusion
(b) Induction
(c) Investment
(d) Income
(e) None of the given option is true

S9. Ans.(b)
Sol. The Minister of State for Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh launched a new training program 'Comprehensive Online Modified Modules on Induction Training' (COMMIT) for State Government officials.

Q10. Which of the following country has become first that has contributed $100,000 to a UN fund to help developing countries actively participate in the discussion of tax issues?
(a) India
(b) Russia
(c) China
(d) USA
(e) South Africa

S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. India has contributed $100,000 to a UN fund to help developing countries actively participate in the discussion of tax issues, becoming the first country to make the contribution. The UN Tax Trust Fund aims to support the work of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters.

Q11. Petroleum Minister has recently introduced a new oil and gas block licensing policy that is expected to open up 2.8 million square kilometers of sedimentary basins to exploration and production activities. The Minister has inaugurated the government’s new policy named OALP. OALP stands for _________________.

(a) Open Advanced Licensing Policy
(b) Obtained Acreage Licensing Policy
(c) Open Acreage Long-lasting Policy
(d) Open Acreage Licensing Policy
(e) Open Amendment Life Policy

S11. Ans.(d)
Sol. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan introduced a new oil and gas block licensing policy that is expected to open up 2.8 million square kilometers of sedimentary basins to exploration and production activities. The Minister has inaugurated the government’s new policy named OALP. OALP stands for Open Acreage Licensing Policy.

Q12. Who is the present Union Petroleum Minister of India? 

(a) Harsimrat Kaur Badal
(b) Thawar Chand Gehlot
(c) Dharmendra Pradhan
(d) Harsh Vardhan
(e) D. V. Sadananda Gowda

S12. Ans.(c)
Sol. Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan is the present Union Petroleum Minister of India

Q13. Name the Godrej Group Chairman who has been recently awarded the Global Leadership Awards of the US-India Business Council for their role in integrating India in the global supply chain.
(a) Rajiv Chander
(b) Vivan Godrej
(c) Sumal Saroha
(d) Adi Godrej
(e) Vinay Kumar

S13. Ans.(d)
Sol. Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej and Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveries have been awarded the Global Leadership Awards of the US-India Business Council for their role in integrating India in the global supply chain.

Q14. The International Day of the Tropics is celebrated globally on __________.
(a) 30 June
(b) 29 June
(c) 28 June
(d) 26 June
(e) 20 June

 S14. Ans.(b)
Sol. The International Day of the Tropics is celebrated globally on June 29.

Q15. Sabita Chowdhury dies at the age of 72.She was famous _____________.

(a) Singer
(b) Dancer
(c) Choreographer
(d) Sitar Player
(e) Actress

S15. Ans.(a)
Sol. Legendary Singer Sabita Chowdhury dies at the age of 72

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Q1. The government has selected five merchant bankers, including Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, to manage the government's 3 per cent stake sale in IOC (Indian Oil Corporation). Who is the present chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)?
Answer: B Ashok

Q2. Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in which of the following country, drawing hundreds of excited fans to the swanky two-storey site in the city’s upmarket shopping district?
Answer: Singapore

Q3. What is the capital city of Mauritius?
Answer: Port Louis

Q4. Who is the current Chairman & Managing Director of Dena Bank?
Answer: Ashwani Kumar

Q5. Who is the present President of Mauritius?
Answer: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Q6. The government has recently expanded the Banks Board Bureau (BBB) by adding two more members. Banks Board Bureau (BBB) is currently headed by _______________.
Answer: Vinod Rai

Q7. Gujarat based GCMMF has signed an MoU with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for fodder acreage assessment using satellite observation and space technology. What does 'F' stands for in GCMMF?
Answer: Federation

Q8. GCMMF markets its products under the brand name of _______________.
Answer: Amul

Q9. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was recently in News. Who was the founder of ISRO?
Answer: Vikram Sarabhai

Q10. What is the theme of the International Day of Families 2017?
Answer: Families, education and well-being

Q11. Name the 18-year-old Indian student who has made the world’s smallest satellite named 'KalamSat' for NASA.
Answer: Rifath Sharook

Q12. Cabinet has recently approved the signing of Fuel Supply Agreement (FSA) with Letter of Assurance (LoA) holders of Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) and introduced a new more transparent coal allocation policy for Power Sector, 2017 named SHAKTI. What does 'HA' mean in SHAKTI?
Answer: Harnessing and Allocating

Q13.  Forbes magazine has recently named a famous Industrialist of India as the topmost among its "Global Game Changers" who are transforming their industries and changing the lives of billions around the world. Forbes is _________________ based company.
Answer: USA

Q14. Softbank has made its biggest investment in an Indian digital enterprise by selling a funding round of _______________ in mobile payments provider Paytm.
Answer: Rs 9,000 crore

Q15. The Minister of State for Labour & Employment(IC), Shri Bandaru Dattatreya launched EPFOs Citizens Charter 2017 and e-court management system in which city?
Answer: Bangalore

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QUESTION OF THE DAY 07/05/2017
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Ques. : 1 Entire area of which of the following states was recently declared as “disturbed area” for six more months under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)?
1) Nagaland 

2) Manipur
3) Assam 
4) Tripura
5) Sikkim 
Answer:- 1) Nagaland
Ques. : 2 The RBI has increased the limit for foreign portfolio investors (FPI) in govt bonds and now foreign investors can invest ________ in case of state development loans.
1) Rs 271 cr
2) Rs 251 cr
3) Rs 331 cr
4) Rs 311 cr
5) Rs 421 cr
Answer:- 3) Rs 331 cr
Ques. : 3 Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited which of the following countries recently becoming the first Indian PM to visit the country in 70 years?
1) Netherlands
2) Colombia
3) Chile
4) Mexico
5) Israel
Answer:- 5) Israel
Ques. : 4 The host of the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup is
1) New Zealand
2) England
3) Australia
4) South Africa
5) Bangladesh
Answer:- 2) England
Ques. : 5 The Finance Act 2017 banned cash transaction of Rs 2 lakh or above with effect 1 Apr 2017. Which of the following are exempt from this limit?
1) Issuers of prepaid instruments
2) Business correspondents appointed by banks
3) Credit card bill payments
4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 3)
Answer:- 4) All the above
Ques. : 6 Under the GST regime, what per cent tax is being levied on watches?
1) 05 per cent
2) 12 per cent
3) 15 per cent
4) 18 per cent
5) 28 per cent
Answer:- 5) 28 per cent
Ques. : 7 The RBI announced OMO for sale of govt bonds up to Rs 10,000 cr recently. Here, the term OMO stands for
1) Overseas Market Operation
2) Optional Market Operation
3) Open Market Operation
4) Open Market Organisation
5) None of these
Answer:- 3) Open Market Operation
Ques. : 8 The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has found India ‘compliant or largely compliant’ with regard to Basel III reforms. Which of the following countries has/have been found to be ‘materially non-compliant’ on at least one parameter?
1) France
2) Spain
3) Netherlands
4) Italy
5) All the above
Answer:- 5) All the above
Ques. : 9 The President Pranab Mukherjee recently gave his assent to the bill passed by the Assembly of which state to legalise traditional buffalo race 'Kambala'?
1) Tamil Nadu
2) Kerala
3) Maharashtra
4) Karnataka
5) Odisha
Answer:- 4) Karnataka
Ques. : 10 Who among the following has been appointed as the next chief election commissioner (CEC)?
1) Om Prakash Rawat
2) Achal Kumar Joti
3) Vinod Rai
4) David R Syiemlieh
5) KV Chowdary
Answer:- 2) Achal Kumar Joti



QUESTION OF THE DAY 07/06/2017
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Ques. : 1 The task force constituted by PM Narendra Modi to improve India’s data on jobs is headed by
1) Arvind Subramanian 

2) Bibek Debroy
3) Amitabh Kant 
4) Jagdish Bhagwati
5) Arvind Panagariya 
Answer:- 5) Arvind Panagariya
Ques. : 2 __________ is the first company to face bankruptcy proceedings under the new bankruptcy law.
1) DLF
2) Unitech
3) Jyoti Structures
4) Raheja Developers
5) Century
Answer:- 3) Jyoti Structures
Ques. : 3 The 22nd Asian Athletics Championships was inaugurated recently in
1) Bhubaneswar
2) Chandigarh
3) Amritsar
4) Bhopal
5) Lucknow
Answer:- 1) Bhubaneswar
Ques. : 4 Pankaj Advani-led Indian team beat which of the following teams to clinch the Asian Team Snooker Championship in Bishskek, Kyrgyszstan recently?
1) Bangladesh
2) Japan
3) China
4) Pakistan
5) Sri Lanka
Answer:- 4) Pakistan
Ques. : 5 The European Parliament recently approved the first-ever cooperation deal between the EU and which country, despite lingering concerns about human rights violations in that country?
1) Chile
2) Cuba
3) Greece
4) Mexico
5) Venezuela
Answer:- 2) Cuba
Ques. : 6 India and ASEAN are actively engaged in negotiations for a RCEP agreement which is likely to be concluded by the year end. The term RCEP means
1) Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
2) Regional Comprehensive External Partnership
3) Regional Comprehensive Empowered Partnership
4) Regional Comprehensive Extended Partnership
5) None of these
Answer:- 1) Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Ques. : 7 The Union Home Ministry has given security clearance to the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN). The first CEO of the GSTN is
1) Rajesh Gopinathan
2) C Vijayakumar
3) Prakash Kumar
4) CP Gurnani
5) Abidali Neemuchwala
Answer:- 3) Prakash Kumar
Ques. : 8 Reuven Rivlin is the present President of which of the following countries? PM Narendra Modi visited the country recently.
1) Netherlands
2) Spain
3) Portugal
4) Germany
5) Israel
Answer:- 5) Israel
Ques. : 9 Which state govt has launched the ‘Elevate 100’ scheme to identify and nurture innovative start-ups in the state?
1) Tamil Nadu
2) Karnataka
3) Kerala
4) Maharashtra
5) Odisha
Answer:- 2) Karnataka
Ques. : 10 The joint military training exercise, 'Exercise Maitree 2017,' between India and which country was held in Himachal Pradesh recently?
1) Philippines
2) Vietnam
3) Cambodia
4) Thailand
5) South Korea
Answer:- 4) Thailand



QUESTIONS OF THE DAY 07/07/2017
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Ques. : 1 Sanjay Kumar has been appointed as the new chief of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). He was the Director General of Police of
1) Uttar Pradesh 

2) Delhi
3) Himachal Pradesh 
4) Uttarakhand
5) Haryana 
Answer:- 3) Himachal Pradesh
Ques. : 2 India recently signed seven MoUs in the fields of water conservation, space, innovation and agriculture with which of the following countries recently?
1) Israel
2) Portugal
3) Germany
4) France
5) Spain
Answer:- 1) Israel
Ques. : 3 PM Narendra Modi recently visited the Haifa Indian Cemetery in which country and paid homage to Indian soldiers who laid down their lives during the World War I in 1918?
1) Chile
2) Mexico
3) Portugal
4) Israel
5) Netherlands
Answer:- 4) Israel
Ques. : 4 The Centre, in consultation with the RBI, has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds 2017-18 - Series II. The Bonds will be restricted for sale to resident Indian entities including
1) Charitable Institutions
2) Universities
3) Trusts
4) HUFs
5) All of these
Answer:- 5) All of these
Ques. : 5 As it has been notified to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), India has become free from Avian Influenza
1) H5N8
2) H5N1
3) H1N1
4) All of these
5) Only 1) and 2)
Answer:- 5) Only 1) and 2)
Ques. : 6 As clarified by the govt, the traders supplying goods within a state with turnover of _________ will be exempt from the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
1) Rs 20 lakh
2) Rs 25 lakh
3) Rs 35 lakh
4) Rs 50 lakh
5) Rs 75 lakh
Answer:- 1) Rs 20 lakh
Ques. : 7 Taking a cue from the petroleum ministry, _________ is set to launch a ‘Give-It-Up’ campaign.
1) Air India
2) Indian Railways
3) HRD Ministry
4) Agriculture Ministry
5) Health Ministry
Answer:- 2) Indian Railways
Ques. : 8 The Chennai-based Shriram Capital and which of the following banks are set to begin negotiations for an all-stock merger that could create a Rs 60,000-cr financial powerhouse?
1) HDFC Bank
2) ICICI Bank
3) IDFC Bank
4) Axis Bank
5) Federal Bank
Answer:- 3) IDFC Bank
Ques. : 9 PM Narendra Modi recently visited Hamburg (German) to attend the G20 Summit. Which of the following countries is NOT a member of G20 grouping?
1) South Africa
2) Mexico
3) Indonesia
4) Argentina
5) None of these
Answer:- 5) None of these
Ques. : 10 The net direct tax collection grew by 14.8 per cent to what amount at the end of first quarter (Apr-Jun) on account of surge in advance tax payments?
1) Rs 1.22 lakh cr
2) Rs 1.42 lakh cr
3) Rs 1.32 lakh cr
4) Rs 1.52 lakh cr
5) Rs 1.12 lakh cr
Answer:- 2) Rs 1.42 lakh cr




4QUESTION OF THE DAY 07/08/2017
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Ques. : 1 Vietnam recently renewed oil deal with India in the tense South China Sea. The currency of Vietnam is
1) Dong
2) Manat

3) Dram 
4) Kwanza
5) Lek 
Answer:- 1) Dong
Ques. : 2 India recently won the five-match ODI series against West Indies by a 3-1 margin. Who among the following was declared Player of the Series?
1) Umesh Yadav
2) Mohammed Shami
3) Virat Kohli
4) Dinesh Karthik
5) Ajinkya Rahane
Answer:- 5) Ajinkya Rahane
Ques. : 3 The RBI has said that customers will not suffer any loss if unauthorised electronic banking transactions are reported to the bank within
1) 24 hours
2) two days
3) three days
4) four days
5) five days
Answer:- 3) three days
Ques. : 4 The RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya has said that a transparent and comprehensive PCR is the need of the hour in India. Here, the term PCR means
1) Public Credit Report
2) Public Credit Registry
3) Public Credit Reference
4) Public Credit Rationing
5) None of these
Answer:- 2) Public Credit Registry
Ques. : 5 The UN-backed talks to end the conflict in Cyprus collapsed recently without a deal. The capital city of Cyprus is
1) Bangui
2) Sarajevo
3) Belmopan
4) Nicosia
5) Minsk
Answer:- 4) Nicosia
Ques. : 6 What is India’s ranking out of 165 nations on the second Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) released by the UN agency International Telecommunication Union (ITU)?
1) 21st
2) 23rd
3) 39th
4) 52nd
5) 76th
Answer:- 2) 23rd
Ques. : 7 The EPFO has signed pacts with four private and one public sector bank for collection of PF dues and making payments. Which of the following is NOT among the five banks?
1) Kotak Mahindra Bank
2) Axis Bank
3) ICICI Bank
4) State Bank of India
5) HDFC Bank
Answer:- 4) State Bank of India
Ques. : 8 The Malabar 2017, a joint military exercise, was conducted between which of the following countries recently?
1) India, Japan and the US
2) India, Japan and Australia
3) India, Australia and the US
4) India, South Korea and Japan
5) India, South Korea and the US
Answer:- 1) India, Japan and the US
Ques. : 9 India will invite the heads of state of all 10 Asean nations for the Republic Day parade and celebrations in 2018. Which of the following is NOT a member of Asean?
1) Singapore
2) Philippines
3) Japan
4) Cambodia
5) Brunei
Answer:- 3) Japan
Ques. : 10 Tokio Marine recently raised its stake in its Indian general insurance joint venture with which firm to 49 per cent, the maximum foreign stake allowed under Indian law?
1) Bajaj Allianz
2) Reliance
3) Tata AIG
4) Apollo
5) IFFCO
Answer:- 5) IFFCO



QUESTION OF THE DAY 07/10/2017
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Ques. : 1 From _________, the price of a packaged good would no longer depend on where you bought it (local kirana store, a mall, etc.) as the Consumer Affairs Ministry has amended the related rules.
1) Sep 01, 2017 

2) Dec 01, 2017
3) Jan 01, 2018 
4) Mar 31, 2018
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Jan 01, 2018
Ques. : 2 The Indian govt is setting ambitious targets that include ______ of wind and solar power by 2022, the World Bank said in a news report published recently.
1) 100 gigawatts
2) 120 gigawatts
3) 140 gigawatts
4) 150 gigawatts
5) 160 gigawatts
Answer:- 5) 160 gigawatts
Ques. : 3 ______ topped the medal tally (with 29 medals) for first time in Asian Athletics Championships history which concluded recently in Bhubaneshwar.
1) India
2) Kazakhstan
3) China
4) Japan
5) Bangladesh
Answer:- 1) India
Ques. : 4 Which city was recently declared as a World Heritage City at the 41st session of UNESCO's world heritage committee held at Krakow in Poland?
1) Bhubaneswar
2) Bhopal
3) Jaipur
4) Ahmedabad
5) Agra
Answer:- 4) Ahmedabad
Ques. : 5 Nagaland plunged into a political crisis recently with former CM TR Zeliang staking claim to form a new govt. The present governor of Nagaland is
1) Najma Heptulla
2) Padmanabha Balkrishna Acharya
3) Nirbhay Sharma
4) V Shanmuganathan
5) Banwarilal Purohit
Answer:- 2) Padmanabha Balkrishna Acharya
Ques. : 6 The Housing finance regulator NHB is examining the issue of extending the NPA classification period from the current 90-day window. The NHB is headquartered at
1) Mumbai
2) New Delhi
3) Kolkata
4) Bengaluru
5) Hyderabad
Answer:- 2) New Delhi
Ques. : 7 The World Population Day is observed every year on
1) 01 Jul
2) 05 Jul
3) 09 Jul
4) 11 Jul
5) 21 Jul
Answer:- 4) 11 Jul
Ques. : 8 Which state govt has announced that around 36 lakh farmers in the state, covered under the recently announced farm loan waiver scheme, will have their entire debt waived?
1) Maharashtra
2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Madhya Pradesh
4) Punjab
5) Tamil Nadu
Answer:- 1) Maharashtra
Ques. : 9 The market regulator SEBI has virtually shut the doors on P-Note investments in India. In the term P-Notes, the letter P stands for
1) Promissory
2) Priority
3) Participatory
4) Principal
5) Prescribed
Answer:- 3) Participatory
Ques. : 10 The govt is planning to dilute its 51.11 per cent stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) in favour of
1) RIL
2) BP
3) Rosneft
4) Indian Oil
5) ONGC
Answer:- 5) ONGC



QUESTION OF THE DAY 07/11/2017
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Ques. : 1 Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who is suffering from terminal cancer, is a prominent dissident from
1) North Korea 

2) China
3) Malaysia 
4) Thailand
5) Russia 
Answer:- 2) China
Ques. : 2 Which of the following automakers rolled out “Model 3,” an all-electric car recently?
1) General Motors
2) Renault
3) SAIC
4) Tesla
5) Ford
Answer:- 4) Tesla
Ques. : 3 The SBI’s executive committee has given the final approval to divest 80 mn shares in SBI Life through an initial public offering. SBI Life is a joint venture between SBI and
1) BNP Paribas
2) MetLife
3) Japan Holdings
4) AXA Group
5) Allianz Group
Answer:- 1) BNP Paribas
Ques. : 4 Kewal Handa was appointed as the new Chairman and part-time non-official Director of which of the following banks recently?
1) Bank of India
2) Indian Bank
3) Union Bank of India
4) Syndicate Bank
5) Canara Bank
Answer:- 3) Union Bank of India
Ques. : 5 Which telecom firm recently launched Rs 2,000-cr ‘Project Next’ programme aimed at transforming customer experience across all its services and touch points?
1) Idea Cellular
2) Reliance Jio
3) Vodafone
4) BSNL
5) Bharti Airtel
Answer:- 5) Bharti Airtel
Ques. : 6 India (world's third-largest oil importer) will import crude oil from which country for the first time as Indian Oil has bought a cargo from this country which will be delivered in Oct?
1) US
2) China
3) Japan
4) Malaysia
5) Canada
Answer:- 1) US
Ques. : 7 Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has said a bill will be pushed for passage in the monsoon session of Parliament which seeks to double the tax-free gratuity ceiling to
1) Rs 08 lakh
2) Rs 10 lakh
3) Rs 16 lakh
4) Rs 20 lakh
5) Rs 24 lakh
Answer:- 4) Rs 20 lakh
Ques. : 8 The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has relaxed the norms on bonds under GST to help exports. The present Chairman of CBEC is
1) Yogesh Aggarwal
2) Yaduvendra Mathur
3) Vanaja N Sarna
4) Sushil Chandra
5) Najib Shah
Answer:- 3) Vanaja N Sarna
Ques. : 9 The Malabar Naval exercise is a regular exercise between India and the US. This year, which nation is participating in the exercise with its biggest warship Izumo?
1) South Korea
2) Australia
3) New Zealand
4) Canada
5) Japan
Answer:- 5) Japan
Ques. : 10 Who won the 2017 Austrian Grand Prix F1 championship recently?
1) Lewis Hamilton
2) Valtteri Bottas
3) Daniel Ricciardo
4) Sebastian Vettel
5) Nico Rosberg
Answer:- 2) Valtteri Bottas


QUESTION OF THE DAY 07/12/2017
Ques. : 1 The govt has increased import duty on sugar to _______ to restrict cheap inward shipments and maintain domestic prices.
1) 10 per cent
2) 20 per cent

3) 30 per cent 
4) 40 per cent
5) 50 per cent 
Answer:- 5) 50 per cent
Ques. : 2 Who among the following is NOT a Deputy Governor of the RBI as of now?
1) SS Mundra
2) BP Kanungo
3) Viral Acharya
4) NS Vishwanathan
5) None of these
Answer:- 5) None of these
Ques. : 3 The SEBI recently amended guidelines for foreign investors looking to operate at IFSC. Here, the term IFSC stands for
1) International Financial Services Code
2) Indian Financial Services Code
3) International Financial Services Centre 4) Indian Financial Services Centre
5) None of these
Answer:- 3) International Financial Services Centre
Ques. : 4 The third phase of Haritha Haram, a massive plantation programme, was launched in which of the following states recently?
1) Telangana
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Karnataka
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Kerala
Answer:- 1) Telangana
Ques. : 5 NN Vohra is the present governor of which of the following states?
1) Arunachal Pradesh
2) Jammu and Kashmir
3) Himachal Pradesh
4) Sikkim
5) Uttar Pradesh
Answer:- 2) Jammu and Kashmir
Ques. : 6 The External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj recently held talks with Abdulmalik Abduljalil Al-Mekhlafi who is the present Deputy Prime Minister of
1) Syria
2) Lebanon
3) Libya
4) Yemen
5) Qatar
Answer:- 4) Yemen
Ques. : 7 Which of the following state govts presented its budget for 2017-18 recently which provides for Rs 36,000 cr as farm loan waiver?
1) Uttar Pradesh
2) Uttarakhand
3) Punjab
4) Gujarat
5) Maharashtra
Answer:- 1) Uttar Pradesh
Ques. : 8 Who among the following was named as the head coach of the Indian cricket team by the BCCI recently?
1) Rahul Dravid
2) Zaheer Khan
3) Ravi Shastri
4) Virender Sehwag
5) Sourav Ganguly
Answer:- 3) Ravi Shastri
Ques. : 9 According to a new report, there will be a ______ waiting period for Indians applying for permanent residency also known as Green Card in the US as skilled employees.
1) 5-year
2) 8-year
3) 10-year
4) 12-year
5) 14-year
Answer:- 4) 12-year
Ques. : 10 The GMR Goa International Airports has executed a debt (Rs 1,330 cr) facility agreement for the development of Greenfield airport at Mopa from which of the following banks?
1) Axis Bank
2) HDFC Bank
3) ICICI Bank
4) Federal Bank
5) IndusInd Bank
Answer:- 1) Axis Bank Po






QUESTION OF THE DAY 07/13/2017
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Ques. : 1 According to a report by the UN and OECD, which of the following countries is projected to be the world’s largest milk producer by 2026?
1) Indonesia
2) Denmark
3) China
4) India
5) US
Answer:- 4) India
Ques. : 2 Who among the following has been named the batting coach for the Indian cricket team by the BCCI?
1) Ravi Shastri
2) Rahul Dravid
3) Virender Sehwag
4) Sunil Gavaskar
5) VVS Laxman
Answer:- 2) Rahul Dravid
Ques. : 3 Which of the following NASA spacecrafts recently successfully peered into the giant storm raging on Jupiter, known as the Great Red Spot?
1) Juno
2) Challenger
3) Enterprise
4) Pathfinder
5) Atlantis
Answer:- 1) Juno
Ques. : 4 The country’s largest bank SBI
has waived charges for fund transfer of up to Rs 1,000 through its IMPS to promote small transactions. The term IMPS means
1) Indian Payment Service
2) International Payment Service
3) Immediate Payment Service
4) Intermediate Payment Service
5) None of these
Answer:- 3) Immediate Payment Service
Ques. : 5 A decommissioned TU-142 fighter aircraft of the Indian Navy is being converted into a museum in which of the following cites?
1) Vishakhapatnam
2) Chennai
3) Mumbai
4) Kandla
5) Kolkata
Answer:- 1) Vishakhapatnam
Ques. : 6 The consumer price index (CPI)-based inflation was down to a record low of what per cent in Jun 2017?
1) 2.2 per cent
2) 1.9 per cent
3) 1.5 per cent
4) 3.1 per cent
5) 2.5 per cent
Answer:- 3) 1.5 per cent
Ques. : 7 A Model United Nations (MUN) Regional Conference, attended by youths from 12 South and Central Asian countries, was held recently in
1) Colombo
2) Dhaka
3) Manila
4) New Delhi
5) Kathmandu
Answer:- 5) Kathmandu
Ques. : 8 China dispatched troops to its first overseas military base in which of the following countries recently?
1) Eritrea
2) Djibouti
3) Ethiopia
4) Somalia
5) Oman
Answer:- 2) Djibouti
Ques. : 9 India recently advanced its target of eliminating malaria by three years to
1) 2018
2) 2021
3) 2024
4) 2027
5) 2030
Answer:- 4) 2027
Ques. : 10 The Supreme Court recently relaxed the 500-metre cap on liquor vends across the national and state highways in which of the following states/UTs?
1) Kerala
2) Arunachal Pradesh
3) Andaman and Nicobar
4) All the above
5) Only 2) and 3)
Answer:- 5) Only 2) and 3)
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QUESTION OF THE DAY 07/14/2017
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Ques. : 1 The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) expanded 1.7 per cent in May 2017. The IIP is an index which details out the growth of various sectors in the economy including
1) manufacturing 

2) electricity
3) mineral mining 
4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 3) 
Answer:- 4) All the above
Ques. : 2 The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) committee, which recommended keeping budgetary deficit at 3 per cent of the GDP in three years to Mar 2020, is headed by
1) Arvind Mayaram
2) NK Singh
3) Arvind Subramanian
4) Rajiv Mehrishi
5) Hasmukh Adhia
Answer:- 2) NK Singh
Ques. : 3 India’s Pentala Harikrishna is associated with which of the following games?
1) Chess
2) Shooting
3) Snooker
4) Table tennis
5) Squash
Answer:- 1) Chess
Ques. : 4 Who among the following is the present secretary of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)?
1) Ajay Mittal
2) Durga Shanker Mishra
3) Aruna Sundararajan
4) Rajiv Gauba
5) Ramesh Abhishek
Answer:- 5) Ramesh Abhishek
Ques. : 5 The SBI has cut NEFT and RTGS charges by up to 75%. All the new charges (as a service provided by a bank) will attract the GST rate of
1) zero per cent
2) 05 per cent
3) 12 per cent
4) 18 per cent
5) 28 per cent
Answer:- 4) 18 per cent
Ques. : 6 The Union Finance Ministry recently reiterated that services provided by an educational institution to students, faculty and staff will attract GST at the rate of
1) zero per cent
2) 05 per cent
3) 12 per cent
4) 18 per cent
5) 28 per cent
Answer:- 1) zero per cent
Ques. : 7 The ride-hailing firm Uber recently handed over its business in which of the following countries to Yandex with $3.7-bn merger deal?
1) China
2) Canada
3) Russia
4) Indonesia
5) Brazil
Answer:- 3) Russia
Ques. : 8 What is India’s ranking out of 157 nations on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) index that assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious goals?
1) 122nd
2) 42nd
3) 62nd
4) 71st
5) 116th
Answer:- 5) 116th
Ques. : 9 Which of the following countries has topped the sustainable development goals (SDGs) index released recently?
1) France
2) Sweden
3) Germany
4) Finland
5) Denmark
Answer:- 2) Sweden
Ques. : 10 China’s Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo passed away in custody recently. He was awarded in 2010 with the
1) Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
2) Nobel Prize in Chemistry
3) Nobel Prize in Physics
4) Nobel Peace Prize
5) None of these
Answer:- 4) Nobel Peace Prize


QUESTION OF THE DAY 07/17/2017
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Ques. : 1 Who among the following won the men’s singles title of the 2017 Wimbledon tennis tournament?
1) Marin Cilic 

2) Roger Federer
3) Andy Murray 
4) Novak Djokovic
5) Rafael Nadal 
Answer:- 2) Roger Federer
Ques. : 2 India's Harinder Pal Sandhu won the 2017 Victorian Open recently. He plays
1) Badminton
2) Tennis
3) Table tennis
4) Squash
5) Snooker
Answer:- 4) Squash
Ques. : 3 Nar Bahadur Bhandari, who passed away recently, was the former Chief Minister of
1) Sikkim
2) Assam
3) Manipur
4) Uttarakhand
5) Himachal Pradesh
Answer:- 1) Sikkim
Ques. : 4 The Bharat Petroleum Corp recently made its first purchase of oil from which country, buying high sulphur crudes Mars and Poseidon?
1) Russia
2) China
3) Canada
4) Australia
5) US
Answer:- 5) US
Ques. : 5 As announced by the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, recently, the govt will invest _______ in railways in 5 years.
1) Rs 5 lakh cr
2) Rs 7.5 lakh cr
3) Rs 8.5 lakh cr
4) Rs 9.5 lakh cr
5) Rs 10 lakh cr
Answer:- 3) Rs 8.5 lakh cr
Ques. : 6 Who among the following is the new Managing Director and CEO of the National Stock Exchange (NSE)?
1) Vikram Limaye
2) Ashish Chauhan
3) Chitra Ramkrishna
4) Ravi Narain
5) TV Narendran
Answer:- 1) Vikram Limaye
Ques. : 7 India informed the World Trade Organization (WTO) recently that it did not breach the permissible farm subsidy limit between 2011-12 and 2013-14. The WTO is headquartered in
1) New York
2) London
3) Geneva
4) Montreal
5) Sydney
Answer:- 3) Geneva
Ques. : 8 Who among the following won the 2017 British Grand Prix F1 championship?
1) Sebastian Vettel
2) Daniel Ricciardo
3) Fernando Alonso
4) Nico Rosberg
5) Lewis Hamilton
Answer:- 5) Lewis Hamilton
Ques. : 9 Nay Pyi Taw is the capital city of which of the following countries?
1) Thailand
2) Myanmar
3) Philippines
4) Bhutan
5) Vietnam
Answer:- 2) Myanmar
Ques. : 10 The book titled “Crisis Within: On Knowledge and Education in India” is authored by who among the following?
1) Aravind Adiga
2) Fred Dallmayr
3) Kalyan Chakravarty
4) GN Devy
5) Geoffrey Davis
Answer:- 4) GN Devy


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