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GENERAL AWARENESS --2017 JULY SECOND HALF


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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


QUESTION OF THE DAY 07/18/2017
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Ques. : 1 Name the assured benefit plan launched by the LIC of India that offers cover up to the age of 100.
1) Jeevan Umang
2) Jeevan Taraang
3) Jeevan Tarun 
4) Jeevan Sathi
5) Jeevan Akshay 
Answer:- 1) Jeevan Umang
Ques. : 2 The tennis player Junn Mitsuhashi has been banned for life following an investigation into match-fixing. He belongs to
1) Thailand
2) South Korea
3) Philippines
4) Vietnam
5) Japan
Answer:- 5) Japan
Ques. : 3 Which state govt recently passed a Bill to appoint Olympics silver medal winning shuttler PV Sindhu as a Group-1 officer in the govt, by amending the state public services Act?
1) Telangana
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Andhra Pradesh
4) Kerala
5) Karnataka
Answer:- 3) Andhra Pradesh
Ques. : 4 _________ made the world record for the most Everest summits by a woman after scaling the world's tallest peak for the eighth time.
1) Melissa Arnot
2) Lhakpa Sherpa
3) Santosh Yadav
4) Arunima Sinha
5) Premlata Agarwal
Answer:- 2) Lhakpa Sherpa
Ques. : 5 India’s Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut became the first-ever pair to share a 300-run stand in an ODI as the duo shared a 320-run stand in South Africa recently against
1) England
2) South Africa
3) Australia
4) Ireland
5) West Indies
Answer:- 4) Ireland
Ques. : 6 Which space agency recently launched a communications satellite for Inmarsat, marking its first launch for the London-based mobile broadband company?
1) SpaceX
2) NASA
3) ISRO
4) JAXA
5) European Space Agency
Answer:- 1) SpaceX
Ques. : 7 NASA and ISRO have come together to inspect the excavation of the ‘oldest civilisation’ site being carried out in Fatehabad district of
1) Punjab
2) Rajasthan
3) Haryana
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Gujarat
Answer:- 3) Haryana
Ques. : 8 The Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba recently attended the International Maritime Review (IMR) of which country held at the Changi Naval Base?
1) Switzerland
2) Malaysia
3) Indonesia
4) Philippines
5) Singapore
Answer:- 5) Singapore
Ques. : 9 Ovais Sarmad of India has been appointed Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Secretariat of UNFCCC is located in
1) Paris
2) Bonn
3) London
4) Geneva
5) Washington DC
Answer:- 2) Bonn
Ques. : 10 According to a report by UK accountancy firm EY, India has overtaken the US to become the second-most attractive country for renewable energy investment trailing only
1) Switzerland
2) Singapore
3) Malaysia
4) China
5) Japan
Answer:- 4) China


QUESTION OF THE DAY 07/19/2017
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Ques. : 1 India recently launched the process to export “Ujala” (light) to which country with affordable Made in India LED bulbs?
1) UK
2) Japan
3) Mongolia 
4) Indonesia
5) Malaysia 
Answer:- 1) UK
Ques. : 2 Anil Madhav Dave passed away recently. In present Union Cabinet, he was Minister of State for
1) Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
2) Labour and Employment
3) Environment, Forest and Climate Change 4) Health and Family Welfare
5) Overseas Indian Affairs
Answer:- 3) Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Ques. : 3 India's first Aquatic Rainbow Technology Park, an ultra modern exclusive facility for ornamental fish, is soon to come up in
1) Kochi
2) Kolkata
3) Bengaluru
4) Hyderabad
5) Chennai
Answer:- 5) Chennai
Ques. : 4 Who among the following is the Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge) in the present Union Cabinet?
1) Mahesh Sharma
2) Bandaru Dattatreya
3) Nirmala Sitharaman
4) Jitendra Singh
5) Prakash Javadekar
Answer:- 2) Bandaru Dattatreya
Ques. : 5 The Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu recently announced a round-the-clock Doordarshan channel for which state?
1) Gujarat
2) Jammu and Kashmir
3) Himachal Pradesh
4) Jharkhand
5) Arunachal Pradesh
Answer:- 4) Jharkhand
Ques. : 6 The two-day meeting of the goods and services tax (GST) Council to finalize tax rates was held recently in
1) Lucknow
2) Sri Nagar
3) Kolkata
4) Ranchi
5) Patna
Answer:- 2) Sri Nagar
Ques. : 7 The union cabinet recently approved construction of how many units of indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) of 700 MW each?
1) Two
2) Four
3) Six
4) Eight
5) Ten
Answer:- 5) Ten
Ques. : 8 The Union cabinet has approved signing of an agreement with Tajikistan aimed at preventing customs offences. The capital city of Tajikistan is
1) Tashkent
2) Astana
3) Ashgabat
4) Dushanbe
5) Bishkek
Answer:- 4) Dushanbe
Ques. : 9 The CCEA has cleared the new coal linkage policy to ensure adequate supply of the fuel to power plants. Here, the term CCEA stands for
1) Cabinet Committee on External Affairs 2) Cabinet Committee on Establishment Affairs
3) Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs 4) Core Committee on External Affairs
5) None of these
Answer:- 3) Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
Ques. : 10 Who among the following has topped the Forbes list of Global Game Changers list in 2017?
1) Mukesh Ambani
2) Ziv Aviram
3) Stewart Butterfield
4) Ratan Tata
5) Scott Farquhar
Answer:- 1) Mukesh Ambani


QUESTION OF THE DAY 07/20/2017
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Ques. : 1 The SIMBEX is an acronym for ________-India Maritime Bilateral Exercises.
1) Singapore
2) Switzerland
3) South Korea 
4) Seychelles
5) Sri Lanka 
Answer:- 1) Singapore
Ques. : 2 ___________ has been presented with the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2014.
1) HAL
2) OFB
3) ISRO
4) DRDO
5) L&T
Answer:- 3) ISRO
Ques. : 3 The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is observed every year on
1) 05 May
2) 11 May
3) 17 May
4) 27 May
5) 31 May
Answer:- 3) 17 May
Ques. : 4 Which of the following railway stations was found to be the cleanest among the 75 busiest stations in the country in a survey conducted recently by the Quality Council of India?
1) Varanasi
2) New Delhi
3) Jammu
4) Secunderabad
5) Visakhapatnam
Answer:- 5) Visakhapatnam
Ques. : 5 __________ has become the first private airline to get a licence to fly under UDAN, the govt scheme for subsidized regional flights.
1) Alliance Air
2) Turbo Megha Airways
3) Air Deccan
4) Spicejet
5) Air Odisha
Answer:- 2) Turbo Megha Airways
Ques. : 6 What is India’s position in the revised World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) rankings for 2014 and 2015?
1) 4th
2) 14th
3) 24th
4) 34th
5) 43th
Answer:- 3) 24th
Ques. : 7 The Federation Cup in India is associated with which of the following games?
1) Cricket
2) Tennis
3) Hockey
4) Golf
5) Football
Answer:- 5) Football
Ques. : 8 Who among the following is the present Chief Election Commissioner of India? He recently challenged the political parties to try and prove that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) can be tampered with.
1) Nasim Ahmad Zaidi
2) Achal Kumar Jyoti
3) VS Sampath
4) Harishankar Brahma
5) SY Quraishi
Answer:- 1) Nasim Ahmad Zaidi
Ques. : 9 India's foreign exchange reserves declined by USD 443.6 mn to USD 375.27 bn in the week ended 12 May. As per the RBI press release, the decline was mainly due to a dip in
1) India's reserve position
2) Foreign currency assets
3) Gold reserves
4) India's special drawing rights with the IMF
5) None of these
Answer:- 2) Foreign currency assets
Ques. : 10 Hassan Rouhani was re-elected as the 12th President of which of the following countries after the recent presidential elections?
1) Iraq
2) Saudi Arabia
3) Kuwait
4) Iran
5) Yemen
Answer:- 4) Iran



QUESTION OF THE DAY 07/26/2017
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Ques. : 1 The Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba visited Tanzania recently. The capital city of Tanzania is
1) Dodoma
2) Maputo
3) Tirana 
4) Luanda
5) Yerevan 
Answer:- 1) Dodoma
Ques. : 2 The fiscal responsibility and budget management (FRBM) committee had recommended a fiscal deficit target of what per cent of gross domestic product by fiscal year 2022-23?
1) 0.8 per cent
2) 1.2 per cent
3) 1.5 per cent
4) 2.2 per cent
5) 2.5 per cent
Answer:- 5) 2.5 per cent
Ques. : 3 The central govt had constituted a high-level committee to examine “desirability and feasibility” of having a new financial year. The Committee was headed by
1) Bibek Debroy
2) Jagdish Bhagwati
3) Shankar Acharya
4) Amitabh Kant
5) Arvind Panagariya
Answer:- 3) Shankar Acharya
Ques. : 4 The Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan awardee Yash Pal passed away recently. He was a veteran
1) astrologer
2) scientist
3) classical singer
4) politician
5) agricultarist
Answer:- 2) scientist
Ques. : 5 Who among the following won the US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton recently?
1) Parupalli Kashyap
2) Ajay Jayaram
3) Kidambi Srikanth
4) HS Prannoy
5) None of these
Answer:- 4) HS Prannoy
Ques. : 6 Sachin Siwach clinched a gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas recently in the game of
1) boxing
2) wrestling
3) weightlifting
4) shooting
5) triple jump
Answer:- 1) boxing
Ques. : 7 Who among the following has been chosen as the captain of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team by the International Cricket Council?
1) Ellyse Perry
2) Dane van Niekerk
3) Mithali Raj
4) Suzie Bates
5) Heather Knight
Answer:- 3) Mithali Raj
Ques. : 8 The UN has selected which of the following cities as the data hub for the Middle East North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region?
1) Riyadh
2) Manama
3) New Kuwait City
4) Doha
5) Dubai
Answer:- 5) Dubai
Ques. : 9 The world’s first floating wind farm was taken to the seas in which country recently?
1) Iceland
2) Scotland
3) Greenland
4) Poland
5) New Zealand
Answer:- 2) Scotland
Ques. : 10 The govt launched a mobile app named “Aarambh” recently which is aimed facilitating
1) pollution monitoring
2) weather forecasting
3) digitising govt work
4) road maintenance
5) linking Aadhar with all govt services
Answer:- 4) road maintenance


QUESTION OF THE DAY 07/27/2017
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Ques. : 1 The FRBM committee recommendations are under consideration by the Union Finance Ministry. The term FRBM stands for
1) Fiscal Reporting and Budget Management
2) Fiscal Restructuring and Budget Management
3) Fiscal Reorientation and Budget Management 
4) Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management
Ques. : 2 Who among the following won the women’s singles title of the US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton recently?
1) Michelle Li
2) Aya Ohori
3) Nozomi Okuhara
4) Li Xuerui
5) Yu Yang
Answer:- 2) Aya Ohori
Ques. : 3 The 18th Anniversary of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ was observed recently on
1) 12 Jul
2) 16 Jul
3) 19 Jul
4) 22 Jul
5) 26 Jul
Answer:- 5) 26 Jul
Ques. : 4 The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has started full-fledged merchant banking operations to benefit MSMEs. The SIDBI is headquartered at
1) Lucknow
2) Chennai
3) Hyderabad
4) Mumbai
5) New Delhi
Answer:- 1) Lucknow
Ques. : 5 The Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) launched ‘Shachi’ and ‘Shruti’ recently which the two naval
1) Anti-submarine Vessel
2) Minesweeper
3) Offshore Patrol Vessels
4) Fast Attack Craft
5) None of these
Answer:- 3) Offshore Patrol Vessels
Ques. : 6 Ajay Kanwal has been appointment as the new CEO of which of the following Payments/Small Finance Banks?
1) Janalakshmi
2) Paytm
3) Airtel
4) M-Pesa
5) Disha Microfin
Answer:- 1) Janalakshmi
Ques. : 7 As announced by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), which country will host the first Men’s World Championship in 2021?
1) Russia
2) Japan
3) China
4) Malaysia
5) India
Answer:- 5) India
Ques. : 8 The Jasper InfoTech has sold Freecharge to which of the following banks in about $60 mn?
1) ICICI Bank
2) HDFC Bank
3) Axis Bank
4) YES Bank
5) Kotak Mahindra Bank
Answer:- 3) Axis Bank
Ques. : 9 Which of the following countries has announced to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution?
1) India
2) UK
3) US
4) China
5) Japan
Answer:- 2) UK
Ques. : 10 PM Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the former President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial at Pei Karumbu in Rameswaram in
1) Kerala
2) Karnataka
3) Andhra Pradesh
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Telangana
Answer:- 4) Tamil Nadu



QUESTION OF THE DAY 07/31/2017
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Ques. : 1 The Indian women's basketball team defeated which of the following teams to win Division B of the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 held in Bengaluru?
1) Kazakhstan
2) Lebanon
3) New Zealand
4) Philippines
5) Jordan
Answer:- 1) Kazakhstan
Ques. : 2 India's foreign exchange reserves recently touched a new record high of USD 391.33 bn. Which of the following is NOT a component of India’s foreign exchange reserves?
1) Foreign Currency Assets (FCAs)
2) India's reserve position with the IMF
3) Special Drawing Rights with the IMF 4) Gold reserves
5) None of these
Answer:- 5) None of these
Ques. : 3 Which of the following insurers is all set to take over Sahara India Life Insurance with effect from Jul 31, 2017?
1) Bajaj Allianz
2) SBI Life
3) ICICI Prudential
4) IDBI Federal
5) HDFC Life
Answer:- 3) ICICI Prudential
Ques. : 4 South Korea will deploy four additional units of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile defence system which are being offered from
1) Japan
2) US
3) Russia
4) Sweden
5) UK
Answer:- 2) US
Ques. : 5 Who among the following is the present Governor of Maharashtra with the additional charge of Tamil Nadu?
1) Keshari Nath Tripathi
2) Senayangba Chubatoshi Jamir
3) Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala
4) C Vidyasagar Rao
5) ESL Narasimhan
Answer:- 4) C Vidyasagar Rao
Ques. : 6 The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) has said that search for new uranium deposits in the country would be intensified. The present Chairman of AEC is
1) Sekhar Basu
2) Shashi Shanker
3) Gurdeep Singh
4) KN Vyas
5) T Suvarna Raju
Answer:- 1) Sekhar Basu
Ques. : 7 India is the world's third-biggest exporter of beef according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the OECD. The world’s biggest exporter of beef is
1) Australia
2) US
3) Brazil
4) China
5) Malaysia
Answer:- 3) Brazil
Ques. : 8 Twenty-nine Indian cities and towns fall under “severe” to “very severe” seismic zones, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS). Which of the following is NOT one of them?
1) Shimla
2) Puducherry
3) Kohima 4) Patna
5) None of these
Answer:- 5) None of these
Ques. : 9 India and which of the following countries are pushing for the development of the Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC), an alternative to China’s OBOR?
1) South Korea
2) Japan
3) US
4) Australia
5) South Africa
Answer:- 2) Japan
Ques. : 10 Four payments bank have been launched so far in India. Which of the following is NOT one of them?
1) India Post Payments Bank
2) Paytm Payments Bank
3) Airtel Payment Bank
4) Fino Payments Bank
5) None of these
Answer:- 5) None of these

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