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PART B – General Awareness
41. The 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to
          a)   Jean Tirole      b)   Patrick Modiano      c)   Eric Betzig      d)   John O’ Keefe
          e)   Edvard Moser
42. Which State government signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with Larsen
       and Toubro (L & T) for setting up CCTV based surveillance?
            a)   Delhi      b)   Maharashtra      c)   Gujarat      d)   Goa      e)   Rajasthan
43. What is the proposed name of a new 24×7 channel for North-East region that was
       announced in the Union Budget 2014-15?
            a)   Arun Prabha      b)   Asha Prabha      c)   Akash Prabha      d)   Sonu Prabha
            e)   None of these
44. India is building the world’s highest railway bridge which is expected to be 35m taller
      than Eiffel Tower. The bridge will connect Baramulla to Jammu with a travel time of six-
      and-a-half hours. The bridge is being constructed over which river?
            a)   Ganga      b)   Beas      c)   Godavari      d)   Chenab      e)   None of these
45. The Union government has given in-principle approval for the creation of two new tiger
      reserves at Ratapani in Madhya Pradesh and Sunabeda in
           a)   Gujarat      b)   Odisha      c)   Rajasthan      d)   Himachal Pradesh     
           e)   None of these
46. With an aim to provide job-oriented training programmes to the State’s unemployed
       youth, India’s first ‘Skill Development Centre’ has been inaugurated in which State?
           a)   Himachal Pradesh      b)  Gujarat      c)   Karnataka     d)   Rajasthan    
           e)   Madhya Pradesh
47. Which country, on August 21, 2014 has launched ‘Gaofen-2’, a most advanced high
       definition Earth observation satellite?
           a)   Japan      b)   Pakistan      c)   China      d)  India      e)   The USA
48. Which country claimed its third ‘Fed Cup’ tennis title in four years on November 9,2014?
            a)   Germany      b)   Canada      c)  Serbia      d)   Czech Republic     
            e)   None of these
49. Recently which journalist awarded Yash Bharti Samman 2015, highest civilian award of
      Uttar Pradesh?
            a)   Arvind Adiga      b)   Arnad Goswami      c)   Vinod Mehta      d)   Barkha Dutt
            e)   None of these
50. Who became the Deputy Chief Minister in NCT of Delhi?
            a)   Manish Sisodia        b)   Jitendra Tomar      c)   Satyendra Jain     
           d)   Asim Ahmad            e)   None of these
51. Adya Sharma in Asom, has died on February 23, 2015 at the age of 86. What was he?
          a)   A pioneer of mobile theatre       b)   A mural painter      c)   A classical dancer
          d)  A traditional craftsman               e)   None of these
52. Name the Indian cricket legend, who was honoured with a ‘Lifetime Achievement
      Award’ at a ceremony in the ‘House of Lords’ in London on September 25, 2014.
           a)  Kapil Dev      b)   Ravi Shastri      c)  Sunil Gavaskar     d)   Sourav Ganguly
           e)  None of these
53. 3rd National Lok Adalat disposes 5600 cases, disburses ₹ 265 crore. The Lok Adalat was
      organised in which court?
           a)   Taluk Courts      b)   District Courts      c)   High Court      d)   Supreme Court
           e)   All Courts
54. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first Renewable Energy Global
       Investors Meet and Expo, RE-Invest 2015. The event is organised at which place?
           a)   New Delhi      b)   Mumbai      c)   Kochi      d)   Kolkata      e)  Pune
55. Which State emerged as one of the best performing States in the renewable energy
       segment during the RE-Invest 2015?
            a)   Maharashtra      b)   Haryana      c)   Gujarat      d)   Chhattisgarh      e)   Rajasthan
56. The Maharashtra government in December, 2014, declared which traditional sports as an
      ‘adventure sport’ in the State?
           a)   Dahi Handi      b)   Kushti      c)   Vallamkali      d)   Mallakhamb    
           e)   None of these
57. Gariphema, which has been declared as the country’s first ‘tobacco free village’ is located
      in which State of India?
           a)   Asom      b)   Nagaland     c)   Tripura      d)   Arunachal Pradesh     
           e)   None of these
58. Which country of Africa recently declared free of deadly Ebola Virus?
          a)   Mali      b)   Guinea      c)   Liberia      d)   Sierra      e)   None of these
59. Which State signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with Adani Enterprises
       Limited on February 9, 2015 for the establishment of solar power plants?
           a)   Haryana      b)   Gujarat      c)   Rajasthan      d)   Punjab      e)   Uttar Pradesh
60. Which Indian State recently launched a similar scheme on the lines of Prime Minister
      Adarsh Gram Yojana?
           a)   Madhya Pradesh      b)   Gujarat      c)   Maharashtra      d)   Rajasthan    
           e)   Uttar Pradesh
61. To increase the Pashmina wool production, the Union Minister of State for Textiles
      (Independent Charge) launched ‘Pashmina Promotion Programme’ on October 8, 2014 in
       which State?
           a)   Himachal Pradesh      b)   Arunachal Pradesh      c)   Uttarakand     
          d)  Jammu and Kashmir    e)   None of these
62. The Union government recently launched the ‘bharat’ domain name in Devanagari Script.
       The domain will be available for how many languages?    
           a)   4      b)   5       c)   6      d)   7      e)   8
63. Bharti Airtel has partnered with UNICEF to provide _________ content to its customers
      in 17 African countries.
           a)   Health      b)   Education      c)   Youth-focused      d)   Both (a) & (c)     
           e)   All of these
64. Maharashtra government has recently included how many sub-castes of Lingayat
      community in OBC category?
           a)   8      b)   9      c)   10      d)   12     e)   15
65. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 25, 2014 launched ‘Make in India’
      campaign in New Delhi. The campaign’s logo has also been released on this occasion.
       The logo consists the picture of which animal?
            a)   Elephant      b)   Lion      c)   Tiger      d)   Rhinoceros      e)   None of these
66. Which State become the first state in the country to launch ‘Health Adalat’?
           a)   Bihar      b)   Karnataka      c)   West Bengal      d)   Gujarat      e)   Andhra Pradesh
67. Who among the following international cricket players was awarded the Yash Bharti 
      Award of 2013?
          a)   Praveen Kumar      b)   RP Singh      c)   Suresh Raina     
         d)   Bhuvaneshwar Kumar                       e)   None of these
68. Which among the following countries has conducted ‘Maritime Cooperation 2014’
       multilateral exercise to celebrate 65th anniversary of its Navy?
            a)   China      b)    Russia      c)   The USA      d)   Singapore       e)   UAE
69. Viraat Ramayan Mandir, world’s largest Hindu temple is to be built in
          a)   Rajasthan      b)   Gujarat      c)   Bihar      d)   Madhya Pradesh      e)  Haryana
70. Match the following lists related to the winners of ‘Dr.Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards   
List I (Category)
List II (Winner)
A. Biological Sciences
B. Chemical Sciences
C. Mathematical Sciences
D. Medical Sciences
1. Dr. Anurag Agarwal
2. Dr. Kaushal Kumar Verma
Dr. K. Ramaskrishna Prasad
Dr. Roop Malik
                  A   B   C   D
            a)   4    3    2    1
            b)   1    2    3    4
            c)   4    2    3    1
            d)   3   4    1     2
71. The book ‘Nehru : Gazing at Tomorrow’ is written by
           a)   Dr. UD Choubey      b)   Dilip D’Souza      c)   VS Naipaul     
           d)   Dr. HR Bhardwaj     e)   None of these
72. Who among the following has written the book ‘God of Antarctica’?
           a)   Chetan Bhagat      b)   Jaswant Singh      c)   Sriram Vedire     
          d)   Yashwardhan Shukla                               e)   None of these
73. Name the author of the book ‘Worthly Fights : A Memoir of Leadership in War and
          a)   Leon Panetta and Jim Newton      b)   Leo Tolstoy      c)   Panloh Ceoloh
          d)   Alexander Bard                             e)   None of these
74. Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag, on July 31, 2014 has been appointed as ______
      Chief of Army Staff of India.
           a)   28th      b)   27th      c)  26th      d)   25th      e)   24th
75. Emma Warson, on July 8, 2014, has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for UN
      Women. She belongs to which country?
           a)   The USA      b)   The UK      c)   France      d)   Germany      e)   Japan
76. Match the following lists:
List I (Newly Apointed Governor)
List II (State)
A. Kalyan Singh
B. Mridula Sinha
C. Vajubhai Rudibhai
D. Vidyasagar Rao
1. Rajasthan
2. Goa
3. Karnataka
4. Maharashtra

               A    B    C    D
         a)   2     1     3     4
         b)   1     2     3     4
         c)   3     1     2     4
         d)   4    3     2      1
         e)   2    4      1     3
77. The newly formed Telangana State has how many Assembly and Parliamentary seats?
          a)   125 and 23      b)   120 and 18      c)   119 and 17      d)   121 and 24     
          e)   None of these
78. Which of the following States became the first two states to get plastic  photo identity
       card for elections in India?
            a)   Asom and Mizoram       b)   Asom and Nagaland      c)   Mizoram and Sikkim
           d)   Mizoram and Asom        e)   None of these
79. As per census 2011, the population of Telengana is 3.52 crore. Which makes it the 12th
      populous State in India. With this, Andhra Pradesh become the _________ most populous
      State of India.
              a)   9th       b)   10th       c)   11th       d)   12th       e)   13th
80. The Reserve Bank of India recently has doubled the eligibility limit for foreign exchange
       remittances under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) to what amount?
             a)   $ 250000/person/year      b)   $ 150000/person/year      c)   $ 125000/person/year

             d)  $ 200000/person/year      e)   None of these 

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