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1) Which of the following announcements was made by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in the Railway Budget on 26 February 2015? a. Malaviya Chair for research in railway technology will be established in the Banaras Hindu University. b. For decongesting traffic in railway terminals which are situated in congested central places of cities, Satellite railway terminals will be set in 10 major cities. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:View Explanation
(1)  Only a
(2)  Only b
(3)  Both a and b
(4)  Neither a nor b
(5)  Either a or b
2) Which of the following was not announced in the Railway Budget 2015-16? View Explanation
(1)  Speed of 9 rail corridors will be improved to 160-200 kmph from current 110-130 kmph
(2)  Speed on empty freight trains will be increased to 100 km
(3)  9,000 km of route km will be electrified in 2015-16
(4)  Railways will work on Swachh Rail in lines with Swachh Bharat
(5)  None
3) As announced by the Railway budget 2015-16 on 26 February 2015, how many stations will come under the Adarsh Station scheme? View Explanation
(1)  100
(2)  200
(3)  250
(4)  325
(5)  None
4) Which of the following was counted among the Thrust Areas of Railways in the Union Railway Budget announced on 26 February 2015? View Explanation
(1)  Hand-held terminals to Travelling Ticket Examiners (TTEs) for verification of passengers and downloading charts
(2)  Ordering food through IRCTC website at the time of booking of tickets
(3)  Possibility of extending facility of SMS on mobiles as a valid proof of travel for PRS tickets
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
5) Which of the following was described as drivers of Indian Railways by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in the Railway Budget 2015-16? View Explanation
(1)  Adopting a medium term perspective
(2)  Building partnerships
(3)  Leveraging additional resources
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
6) Which institute was announced in the Rail Budget 2015-16 to design user-friendly ladders for climbing upper berths to help senior citizens? View Explanation
(1)  National Institute of Design
(2)  Indian Institute of Fashion technology
(3)  National Institute of Fashion technology
(4)  Khadi Gramodyog
(5)  None
7) Which institutes was announced in the Railway Budget 2015-16 to design the passenger linen and bedding?View Explanation
(1)  Raymond
(2)  NIFT
(3)  Levis
(4)  IIFT
(5)  None
8) What is the new advance booking limit that, was announced in the Rail Budget 2015-16? View Explanation
(1)  30 days
(2)  60 days
(3)  120 days
(4)  180 days
(5)  None
9) What is the operating ratio for railways for 2015-16 that was announced in the Rail Budget 2015-16? View Explanation
(1)  50%
(2)  66.6%
(3)  88.5%
(4)  92.5%
(5)  None
10) What is the newly announced Toll Free number that was announced in the Rail Budget 2015-16 for security complaints and women safety?View Explanation
(1)  115
(2)  139
(3)  182
(4)  200
(5)  None
11) In the Rail Budget of 2015-16, Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu, on 26 February 2015, announced plans to set up an innovation council for the purpose of business re-engineering and introducing a spirit of innovation in Railways. What is the name given to this council?View Explanation
(1)  Kranti
(2)  Aarohan
(3)  Kayakalp
(4)  Jagriti
(5)  None
12) Which of the following goals of Indian Railways was announced in the Railway Budget 2015-16? View Explanation
(1)  Increase daily passenger carrying capacity from 21million to 30 million
(2)  Increase track length by 20% from 1,14,000 km to 1,38,000 km
(3)  Grow annual freight carrying capacity from 1 billion to 1.5 billion tonnes
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
13) What is the name of the scheme announced in the Rail Budget 2015-16 which allows passengers traveling unreserved to buy a ticket "within five minutes of entering the station"? View Explanation
(1)  Operation Get In 5
(2)  Fine with 5
(3)  Operation 5-minutes
(4)  Fly with 5
(5)  None
14) Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented the Railway Budget 2015-16 in Parliament on 26 February 2015. Which of the following was/were described as the goal of Indian Railways in the Budget?View Explanation
(1)  To deliver a sustained and measurable improvement in customer experience
(2)  To make Rail a safer means of travel
(3)  To expand Bhartiya Rail's capacity substantially and modernize infrastructure
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
15) What is the name of the new public sector undertaking that was announced in the Rail Budget 2015-16 for providing end to end logistics solutions? View Explanation
(1)  Transport Logistic Corporation of India
(2)  Railway Logistic Corporation of India
(3)  India Logistic Corporation of India
(4)  National Logistic Corporation of India
(5)  None
16) Which of the following is/are the highlights of the Economic Survey 2014-15? View Explanation
(1)  PPP model will be revitalized to revive investment
(2)  Ecommerce sector will witness 50 % growth in 5 years
(3)  Under-recoveries on petroleum products came down to Rs. 74,664 crore in 2014-15
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
17) As per the Economic Survey 2014-15, negotiations in which sector at WTO is crucial for India in removing many market access barriers? View Explanation
(1)  Trade sector
(2)  Services sector
(3)  Agricultural sector
(4)  Intellectual Property Rights
(5)  None
18) Which of the following was described by the Economic Survev 2015-15 as engines of growth? View Explanation
(1)  Labour and capital
(2)  Land
(3)  Market reform and skills
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
19) The Economic Survey 2015-15 mentioned '4Ds'' to push financial sector growth. Which of the following is not among the 4Ds? View Explanation
(1)  Deregulation
(2)  Disinvestment
(3)  Differentiation
(4)  Diversification
(5)  None
20) According to the Economic Survey 2014-15, the Model APMC Act, 2003 could benefit from drawing upon the View Explanation
(1)  Gujarat Model
(2)  Scandinavian Model
(3)  Karnataka Model
(4)  Bangladesh Model
(5)  None
21) According to the Economic Survey 2014-15, Econometric evidence suggests that the railways public investment multiplier the effect of a Rs 1 increase in public investment in the railways on overall output is around View Explanation
(1)  2
(2)  3
(3)  4
(4)  5
(5)  None
22) As per the Economic Survey 2015-15, Private sector banks did not partake in the biggest private-sector-fuelled growth episode in Indian history during View Explanation
(1)  1993-1999
(2)  2002-2007
(3)  2005-2012
(4)  2008-2013
(5)  None
23) With reference to which sector of Indian economy did the Economic Survey say that it is suffering from "double financial repression" ? View Explanation
(1)  Services sector
(2)  Infrastructure sector
(3)  Banking sector
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
24) Which of the following statements on Stalled Projects was made by the Economic Survey 2014-15? a. The stock of stalled projects stands at about 7% of GDP, accounted for mostly by the private sector. b. Manufacturing and infrastructure account for most of the stalled projects. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:View Explanation
(1)  Only a
(2)  Only b
(3)  Both a and b
(4)  Neither a nor b
(5)  None
25) The Economic Survey 2014-15 said that 41% of PDS kerosene is lost as leakage and only 46 % of the remaining 59 % is consumed by poor, What was described by it to help transfer of funds to poor without leakage? View Explanation
(1)  Jan Dhan Yojana
(2)  Aadhaar
(3)  Mobile
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
26) According to the Economic Survey 2014-15, the direct fiscal cost of all the subsidies is roughly Rs. 378,000 crore. This is equal to what percentage of 2011-12 GDP? View Explanation
(1)  4.2%
(2)  4.6%
(3)  5%
(4)  5.3%
(5)  None
27) As per the Economic Survey 2014-15, India faces an export challenge, reflected in the fact that the share of____ exports in GDP has stagnated in the last five years. View Explanation
(1)  Manufacturing
(2)  Services
(3)  Agricultural and allied
(4)  Both 1 and 2
(5)  None
28) As per Economic Survey 2014-15, a. Inflation has declined by over 6 percentage points since late 2013. b. After a nearly 12-quarter phase of deceleration, real GDP has been growing at 7.2% since 2013-14. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: View Explanation
(1)  Only a
(2)  Only b
(3)  Both a and b
(4)  Neither a nor b
(5)  Either a or b
29) The Economic Survey 2014-15 recommends revival of public investment in short term, to act as an engine of growth in View Explanation
(1)  Infrastructure sector
(2)  Service sector
(3)  Banking sector
(4)  Agricultural sector
(5)  None
30) As per the Economic Survey 2014-15, Foodgrains production for 2014-15 is estimated at View Explanation
(1)  212.45 million tonnes
(2)  236.54 million tonnes
(3)  257.07 million tonnes
(4)  279.82 million tones
(5)  None
31) Which of the following statements was/were made by the Economic Survey for 2014-15? View Explanation
(1)  India needs to meet its medium-term fiscal deficit target of 3% of GDP
(2)  Government should ensure expenditure control to reduce fiscal deficit
(3)  Current Account Deficit (CAD) is estimated to fall 1 % of GDP in 2015-16
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
32) According to the Economic Survey for 2014-15, the Union Government will stick to fiscal deficit target of____of GDP in 2014-15.View Explanation
(1)  3.3%
(2)  3.7%
(3)  4.1%
(4)  4.4%
(5)  None
33) Which of the following is/ are the main statements of the Economic Survey for 2014-15 that was tabled in Parliament on 27 February 2015? a. The total stock of stalled projects stands at Rs. 8.8 lakh crore or7% of GDP. b. India's Growth rate in 2014-15 is estimated at 7.5%. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: View Explanation
(1)  Only a
(2)  Only b
(3)  Both a and b
(4)  Neither a nor b
(5)  Either a or b
34) As per Economic Survey for 2014-15, based on the new GDP calculation formula, what is the expected growth rate of India at market prices during 2015-16? View Explanation
(1)  7.0-7.5%
(2)  7.5-8.1%
(3)  8.1-8.5%
(4)  8.5-9.2%
(5)  None
35) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tabled the Economic Survey for 2014-15 in the Parliament on 27 February 2015, a day before presenting the Union Budget for 2015-16. This Economic Survey has been prepared by View Explanation
(1)  Raghuram Rajan
(2)  Parthasarthy Shome
(3)  Arvind Subramanian
(4)  Dinesh Kaushik
(5)  None
36) Which of the following was described as "major challenges" faced by the Indian economy in the Union budget 2015-16? View Explanation
(1)  Stress in the agricultural sector
(2)  Weak private sector investment in infrastructure
(3)  Decline in the share of manufacturing in GDP
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
37) As per the announcements made in Union budget 2015, which of the following places will be included in the new tourism scheme? View Explanation
(1)  Hampi, Elephanta caves, Forests of Rajasthan
(2)  Leh palace, Varanasi, Jallianwala Bagh
(3)  QutbShahi tombs at Hyderabad
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
38) Which of the following announcements related to welfare schemes was made in the Union Budget 2015-16? View Explanation
(1)  Housing for all by 2020.
(2)  Upgradation 80,000 secondary schools.
(3)  DBT will be further be expanded from 1 crore to 10.3crore
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
39) The Union Budget 2015-16 made an allocation of Rs. 2,46,726 for the defence sector. This allocation marks an increase of___over the allocation made in the previous budget.View Explanation
(1)  4.25%
(2)  7.5%
(3)  About 10%
(4)  Almost 15%
(5)  None
40) As per the announcements made by finance Minister Arun jaitley in the Union Budget 2015 on 28 February 2015, which of the following educational institutions will be established? View Explanation
(1)  PG institute of Horticulture in Amritsar.
(2)  University of Disability Studies in Kerala
(3)  IIM in Jammu and Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
41) The Union Budget 2016 announced to establish All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in which of the following states? View Explanation
(1)  Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab
(2)  Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh
(3)  Bihar and Assam
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
42) The Union Bud get 2016 proposed to start which Mission for drawing on expertise of entrepreneurs, and researchers to foster scientific innovations? View Explanation
(1)  Atal Innovation Mission
(2)  Vivekananda Innovation Mission
(3)  Savarkar Innovation Mission
(4)  Malviya Innovation Mission
(5)  None
43) What was the amount allocated for Rural Infrastructure Development Bank in the Union Budget 2015-16? View Explanation
(1)  Rs. 5,000 crore
(2)  Rs. 10,000 crore
(3)  Rs. 20,000 crore
(4)  Rs. 25,000 crore
(5)  None
44) As a percentage of GDP, what is level of fiscal deficit for 2015-16 as proposed in the Union Budget 2015-16?View Explanation
(1)  2.5%
(2)  2.75%
(3)  3.9%
(4)  4.2%
(5)  None
45) As per the announcements made in the Union Budget 2015-16, the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) has been deferred till View Explanation
(1)  October 2015
(2)  March 2016
(3)  April 2017
(4)  December 2018
(5)  None
46) Establishment of how many Ultra Mega Power Plants (UMPPs) with capacity- of 4,000 MW each was proposed in the Union Budget 2015-16? View Explanation
(1)  3
(2)  5
(3)  8
(4)  10
(5)  None
47) The Union Budget 2015-16 announced that the non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) registered with RBI with corpus above Rs. 5,000 crore will be accorded the status of View Explanation
(1)  Scheduled Commercial Banks
(2)  Financial Institutions
(3)  Mutual Funds
(4)  Regional Rural Banks
(5)  None
48) With reference to several announcements made in the Union Budget 2015-16, which of the followings statements is/are correct? a. An allocation of Rs. 20,000 crore was made for the proposed MUDRABank. b. An additional allocation of Rs. 5.000 crore was made for MGNREGA, its highest ever. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:View Explanation
(1)  Only a
(2)  Only b
(3)  Both a and b
(4)  Neither a nor b
(5)  Either a or b
49) A new insurance scheme, named 'Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana,' was announced in the Union Budget 2015. Under this scheme, Rs. 2 lakh will be provided with a daily premium of View Explanation
(1)  Rs.1
(2)  Rs.2
(3)  Rs.5
(4)  Rs.10
(5)  None
50) The Union Budget 2016-16 announced that the corporate tax will be reduced from present 30 % to 25 % in View Explanation
(1)  6 months
(2)  1 year
(3)  2 years
(4)  4 years
(5)  None
51) Which scheme was announced in the Union Budget 2015-16 to enable minority youth to obtain school leaving certificate and gain better employment? View Explanation
(1)  Nayi Disha
(2)  Udaan
(3)  PehlaKadam
(4)  Nayi Manjil
(5)  None
52) As per the announcements made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Union Budget 2015-16, in which northeastern state will a new film production centre (Centre for Film Production and Animation) be established? View Explanation
(1)  Arunachal Pradesh
(2)  Sikkim
(3)  Assam
(4)  Tripura
(5)  None
53) The Wealth Tax was abolished in the Union Budget 2015- 16. In this context, which of the following statements is/are correct? a. Wealth tax has been replaced with a 2% cess on super rich individuals. b. The super rich individuals are those with an annual income of over Rs. 1 crore. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: View Explanation
(1)  Only a
(2)  Only b
(3)  Both a and b
(4)  Neither a nor b
(5)  Either a or b
54) Among the announcements made in the Union Budget 2015-16, 100 percent tax deduction was allowed for contribution to which of the following important central government schemes? View Explanation
(1)  Make in India
(2)  Swachh Bharat Fund
(3)  Namami Gange Fund
(4)  Both 2 and 3
(5)  None
55) In the Union Budget 2015-16, announced in the Parliament by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 28 February 2015, Service Tax was increased to View Explanation
(1)  12.36%
(2)  13.25%
(3)  14%
(4)  14.5%
(5)  None
56) As per announcements made in the Union Budget 2015-16, which regulator/body is proposed to be merged with the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI)? View Explanation
(1)  Competition Commission of India
(2)  Forward Markets Commission
(3)  Federation of Indian Commerce
(4)  Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority
(5)  None
57) What is the name of the proposed micro and SME development finance unit that was announced in the Union Budget 2015-16?View Explanation
(1)  BHARAT Bank
(2)  INDIA Bank
(3)  MUDRA Bank
(4)  MONEY Bank
(5)  None
58) The Union Budget 2015-16 announced additional surcharge for the super rich with income of over Rs. 1 crore. At what rate will this surcharge be charged? View Explanation
(1)  1%
(2)  2%
(3)  3%
(4)  4%
(5)  None
59) In the Union Budget 2015-16, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that macro-economic stability has been restored and conditions have been created for View Explanation
(1)  Sustainable poverty elimination
(2)  Job creation
(3)  Durable double digit economic growth
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
60) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget for 2015-16 in Parliament on 28 February 2015. Presenting the budget, Jaitley said that the real GDP growth is expected to accelerate to View Explanation
(1)  6.9percent
(2)  7.4 percent
(3)  7.8 percent
(4)  8.2 percent
(5)  None
61) According to one of the conditions for a corporate to issue Commercial Paper, the tangible net worth of the company, as per the latest audited balance sheet, should not be less than View Explanation
(1)  Rs.8cr
(2)  Rs.4cr
(3)  Rs.10cr
(4)  Rs.2cr
(5)  Rs.5cr
62) Journalist-writer Hindol Sengupta's book on entrepreneurial ventures in India has been shortlisted for the US' prestigious Hayek Prize this year. Name the book. View Explanation
(1)  Recasting India: How Entrepreneur ship Is Revolutionizing the World's Largest Democracy
(2)  The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor
(3)  The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government
(4)  The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash that Cured Itself
(5)  None
63) The RBI reduced the minimum daily maintenance of CRR from 99 per cent of the requirement to what per cent effective from the fortnight beginning Sep 21, 2013? View Explanation
(1)  70 per cent
(2)  85 per cent
(3)  90 per cent
(4)  95 per cent
(5)  None
64) The US space agency NASA has launched its SMAP satellite, which is aimed at View Explanation
(1)  monitoring satellites
(2)  observing soil moisture of the earth
(3)  collecting soil from Mars
(4)  mobile surveillance
(5)  None
65) India will soon be a member of the powerful international grouping, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Which of the following countries is NOT a member of this 21 -member group? View Explanation
(1)  Vietnam
(2)  Australia
(3)  Russia
(4)  Japan
(5)  None
66) What is India's ranking among 30 countries in the annual Intellectual Property Index 2015 released by the US Chambers of Commerce on 4 Feb? View Explanation
(1)  21st
(2)  22nd
(3)  25th
(4)  29th
(5)  30th
67) Mumbai-based preacher Zakir Naik has won the King Faisal Award 2015 for his services to Islam. This award is given by which of the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  Saudi Arabia
(2)  Iran
(3)  UAE
(4)  Indonesia
(5)  None
68) The parliament in which of the following countries voted in favour of 'three-person embryo' law recently? It is all set to become the first country in the world to permit IVF babies to be created using biological material from three different people. View Explanation
(1)  US
(2)  UK
(3)  Switzerland
(4)  Australia
(5)  Norway
69) The European Central Bank has unleashed a 1.1- trillion-euro bond-buying stimulus to rejuvenate the eurozone economy shared by 19 countries. Such action by a central bank is termed asView Explanation
(1)  fiscal easing
(2)  monetary easing
(3)  quantitative easing
(4)  qualitative easing
(5)  None
70) Which of the following countries has overtaken the US as the top foreign investment destination as per the recent report by the UNCTAD? View Explanation
(1)  Brazil
(2)  Singapore
(3)  Hong Kong
(4)  China
(5)  India
71) Which of the following countries on 2 Feb successfully test-fired Ra'ad cruise missile capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads up to 350 km? View Explanation
(1)  China
(2)  Pakistan
(3)  Iran
(4)  Jordan
(5)  North Korea
72) The World Wetlands Day is observed on View Explanation
(1)  2 Feb
(2)  4 Feb
(3)  6 Feb
(4)  13 Feb
(5)  21 Feb
73) The RBI has doubled the eligibility limit for foreign exchange remittances under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS). Now, what is the eligibility limit for foreign exchange under the LRS per person per year? View Explanation
(1)  USD 80,000
(2)  USD 160,000
(3)  USD 250,000
(4)  USD 500,000
(5)  None
74) Noted US scientist Carl Djerassi died recently. He was known as the father of View Explanation
(1)  sleeping drugs
(2)  birth control pills
(3)  iron supplement pills
(4)  genetic engineering
(5)  None
75) Which state is the winner of the 10th National Award for excellent work in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (MGNREGA)? View Explanation
(1)  Tamil Nadu
(2)  Karnataka
(3)  Kerala
(4)  Himachal Pradesh
(5)  Madhya Pradesh
76) The Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) was introduced primarily as a measure to ensure safety and liquidity of bank deposits in which of the following years? View Explanation
(1)  1950
(2)  1953
(3)  1956
(4)  1972
(5)  None
77) India recently won re-election to UN Human Rights council for 2015-17 along with which three other countries of Asia-Pacific Group? View Explanation
(1)  Bangladesh, Qatar and Indonesia
(2)  Kuwait, Cambodia and Philippines
(3)  Bangladesh, Bahrain and Thailand
(4)  Bangladesh, Thailand and Kuwait
(5)  None
78) Banks borrow from the RBI at repo rate, currently at 7.75 per cent, and they park their excess liquidity with the apex bank via reverse repo rate, currently at View Explanation
(1)  6 per cent
(2)  6.25 per cent
(3)  6.50 per cent
(4)  6.75 per cent
(5)  7 per cent
79) What is RBI's present Bank Rate? View Explanation
(1)  6.50%
(2)  9%
(3)  8.75%
(4)  7%
(5)  8%
80) The international animal rights and conservation group PETA and the Bannerghatta Biological Park have joined hands to create India's first elephant sanctuary in a fenced, forested space. This sanctuary is located in View Explanation
(1)  Kaniataka
(2)  Andhra Pradesh
(3)  Kerala
(4)  Odisha
(5)  Madhya Pradesh
81) Which of the following terms is not covered under General Insurance? View Explanation
(1)  Marine Insurance
(2)  Fine Insurance
(3)  Motor Insurance
(4)  Health insurance
(5)  Life Insurance
82) The 17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav organised by the National School of Drama (NSD) was held in which city recently? It is now the largest theatre festival of Asia. View Explanation
(1)  New Delhi
(2)  Pune
(3)  Mumbai
(4)  Bengaluru
(5)  Jaipur
83) Investors buy and sell shares in publicly listed companies in View Explanation
(1)  Money Market
(2)  Forex Market
(3)  Stock Market
(4)  Spot Market
(5)  Bond Market
84) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 23 Jan relaxed norms for the ECB by allowing banks and companies to restructure and reschedule the existing borrowings. ECB stands for View Explanation
(1)  Economic Commercial Borrowing
(2)  External Commodity Borrowing
(3)  Economic Commodity Borrowing
(4)  External Commercial Borrowing
(5)  None
85) Tata Group's "Land Rover Jaguar" will be having its first car manufacturing plant out of Britain, in View Explanation
(1)  Mauritius
(2)  Japan
(3)  China
(4)  India
(5)  None
86) The present Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) prescribed by the RBI is 4 per cent. In this case, a bank with net demand and time deposits of Rs.50,000 will have to deposit what amount with the RBI as liquid cash? View Explanation
(1)  Rs.2,000
(2)  Rs.4,000
(3)  Rs.5,000
(4)  Rs.10,000
(5)  None
87) Who is the present CEO of the Microsoft Corporation, an international American organisation? View Explanation
(1)  Satya Nadella
(2)  Vishal Sikka
(3)  Indra Nooyi
(4)  Bill Gates
(5)  None
88) The State Bank of India (SBI), the country's largest public sector bank, has signed a loan agreement for 100 million euro (about Rs.700 cr) with which of the following banks to support SMEs in India? View Explanation
(1)  Bank of Japan (BoJ)
(2)  European Investment Bank (EIB)
(3)  Softbank
(4)  Deutsche Bank
(5)  None
89) Which of the following banks is 'not' a Public Sector Bank? View Explanation
(1)  IDBIBank
(2)  State Bank of India
(3)  Punjab and Sind Bank
(4)  HDFC Bank
(5)  Bharatiya Mahila Bank
90) The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to display which of the following on their websites from 1 Apr? View Explanation
(1)  Loan processing fees
(2)  Loan interest rates
(3)  CIBIL scores of individuals
(4)  All the above
(5)  Only 1) and 2)
91) Individuals invest in insurance policy for View Explanation
(1)  Risk Protection only
(2)  Easy liquidity
(3)  Low Returns
(4)  Tax Benefit and Risk Protection
(5)  High Return
92) Who among the following sports persons is NOT an awardee of the coveted Padma Shree award this year? View Explanation
(1)  PVSindhu
(2)  Arunima Sinha
(3)  Sardara Singh
(4)  Mithali Raj
(5)  Saina Nehwal
93) The committee constituted in India to study the pattern of exclusion in India which for the first time gave a working distribution of the term 'Financial Inclusion' was headed by View Explanation
(1)  Dr Manmohan Singh
(2)  Dr C Rangarajan
(3)  Dr YV Reddy
(4)  M Narasimha
(5)  Dr Bimal Jalan
94) Which of the following state capitals has become the first fully Wi-Fi-enabled metro city of the country? View Explanation
(1)  Kolkata
(2)  New Delhi
(3)  Chennai
(4)  Mumbai
(5)  Bengaluru
95) Who among the following is the Director General of Sports Authority of India (SAI)? View Explanation
(1)  Sandeep Patil
(2)  Jiji Thomson
(3)  Lalit Modi
(4)  N Srinivasan
(5)  None
96) What is the currency of Greece.'? View Explanation
(1)  Greek franc
(2)  Euro
(3)  Greek dollar
(4)  Greek lev
(5)  Greek lungu
97) Announcing the sixth bi-monthly monetary policy review on 3 Feb, the RBI cut the Statutory Liquidity-Ratio (SLR) by 50 basis points. With effect from 7 Feb, the new SLR is View Explanation
(1)  22 per cent
(2)  21 per cent
(3)  21.50 per cent
(4)  22.50 per cent
(5)  23 per cent
98) Ketan Mehta's Hindi movie Rang Rasiya is based on the life of one of India's most celebrated View Explanation
(1)  Painter Raja Ravi Varma
(2)  Choreographer Saroj Khan
(3)  Movie Star Sanjay Dutt
(4)  Painter Maqbool Fida Hussain
(5)  Dancer Uday Shankar
99) The 150th birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai was celebrated on 28 Jan. He was associated with the foundation of which of the following banks in 1895? View Explanation
(1)  Central Bank of India
(2)  Imperial Bank of India
(3)  Allahabad Bank
(4)  Punjab National Bank
(5)  None
100) When consumers may share a strong need that cannot be satisfied by an existing product, it is known as View Explanation
(1)  Non-Existing Demand
(2)  Latent Demand
(3)  Irregular Demand
(4)  Declining Demand
(5)  Negative Demand
101) Which of the following countries will host the World Twenty20 championship in 2016? View Explanation
(1)  Australia
(2)  Sri Lanka
(3)  New Zealand
(4)  India
(5)  England
102) As per RBI guidelines, the maximum amount of penalty that Public Sector Banks can levy for non- maintenance of minimum balance in inoperative accounts of customers is View Explanation
(1)  Rs.500 per year
(2)  Rs.100 per half year
(3)  Not to levy any penalty
(4)  Rs.100 per quarter
(5)  Rs.20 per month
103) Which of the following is NOT correct with respect to the recent visit of the US President Barack Obama to India? View Explanation
(1)  The US pledged $4 billion in loans and investment,
(2)  For the first time a woman officer (Pooja Thakur) led the tri-service Guard of Honour.
(3)  India and the US achieved a breakthrough on operationalisation of the civil nuclear deal.
(4)  He is the first US President to visit India twice during office.
(5)  He is the second US President to be the chief guest at the Republic Day of India.
104) As per the guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India, Banks may classify a loan as Non-Performing Asset (NPA), only if the interest due and the principal during any quarter is not serviced fully within View Explanation
(1)  90 days from the end of the quarter
(2)  60 days from the end of the quarter
(3)  60 days from the beginning of the quarter
(4)  30 days from the end of the quarter
(5)  30 days from the beginning of the quarter
105) The RBI has constituted a high-level eight-member Committee on urban cooperative banks under the Chairmanship of View Explanation
(1)  R Gandhi
(2)  Kamalesh Chandra Chakrabarty
(3)  Harun Rashid Khan
(4)  UrjitPatel
(5)  Anand Sinha
106) Those entities whose failure can threaten the survival of other institutions, which in turn can possibly lead to a financial crisis, are known as View Explanation
(1)  Systemically Meaningful Financial Institutions
(2)  Systemically Important Financial Institutions
(3)  Systemically Volatile Financial Institutions
(4)  Systemically Capricious Financial Institutions
(5)  Systemically Toxic Financial Institutions
107) The rate at which banks borrow funds overnight from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) against approved government securities is called View Explanation
(1)  Reverse Repo Rate
(2)  Marginal Standing Facility
(3)  Base Rate
(4)  Call Money
(5)  None
108) _________is a tax-saving mutual fund. View Explanation
(1)  ELSS
(2)  Balanced Fund
(3)  Debt Funds
(4)  Oil Fund
(5)  Gold Funds
109) Name the Colonel of the Indian Army who a day after being awarded with Yudh Seva Medal, was killed in a gunbattle with militants in Tral in Jammu & Kashmir recently. View Explanation
(1)  Mukund Varadarajan
(2)  MunindraNath Rai
(3)  Jaiveer Singh Negi
(4)  Amarjeet Singh Bedi
(5)  Vivek Pratap Singh
110) The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority(IRDA) is a View Explanation
(1)  Statutory Body
(2)  Constitutional Body
(3)  Non-Governmental Organization
(4)  Advisory Body
(5)  Consultative Body
111) The Reserve Bank has allowed Indians to carry high- value denomination notes (Rs. 500 and Rs.1,000) while travelling to Nepal and Bhutan. However, the maximum limit that an individual can carry is View Explanation
(1)  Rs.10,000
(2)  Rs.15,000
(3)  Rs.20,000
(4)  Rs.25,000
(5)  Rs.50,000
112) The Reserve Bank of India has signed 23 information-sharing agreements with the foreign banking regulators so far. Such agreement has not been signed with which of the following central banks? View Explanation
(1)  Banco Central do Brasil (BCB)
(2)  European Central Bank (ECB)
(3)  Federal Reserve
(4)  Reserve Bank of New Zealand
(5)  None Of these
113) Shares of a closed-ended fund are trading at 5% premium over NAV. If NAV is Rs.20,000 per share the market price of the share is View Explanation
(1)  Rs.2050
(2)  Rs.2100
(3)  Rs.1800
(4)  Rs.2200
(5)  Rs.1900
114) Which of the following state govts is planning to revamp the 'Jeevan Amrut Yojana' (blood-on-call) scheme aimed at facilitating blood supply to patients in remote areas? View Explanation
(1)  Madhya Pradesh
(2)  Gujarat
(3)  Goa
(4)  Maharashtra
(5)  Rajasthan
115) Who is the Grand Old Man of India ?View Explanation
(1)  Rajendra Prasad
(2)  Bal GangadharTilak
(3)  Dadabhai Naoroji
(4)  Lala lajpat Rai
(5)  Mahatma Gandhi
116) Which of the following states has decided to provide free education to SC/ST and girl students till Post Graduation (PG) level? View Explanation
(1)  West Bengal
(2)  Odisha
(3)  Bihar
(4)  Uttar Pradesh
(5)  Jharkhand
117) Tehri Dam is located in View Explanation
(1)  Orrisa
(2)  Punjab
(3)  Uttarakhand
(4)  Jammu & Kashmir
(5)  Himachal Pradesh
118) Which of the following Indian states has been lauded by the World Bank in its recent report for reducing poverty and attaining best human development outcomes? View Explanation
(1)  Sikkim
(2)  Arunachal Pradesh
(3)  West Bengal
(4)  Tamil Nadu
(5)  Himachal Pradesh
119) Which Cup/Trophy is associated with the game of Hockey ? View Explanation
(1)  Dhyanchand Trophy
(2)  Davis Cup
(3)  Merdeka Cup
(4)  Wimbledon Trophy
(5)  Santosh Trophy
120) Who among the following has been appointed the new Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA)? View Explanation
(1)  Anuradha Paudwal
(2)  Ronu Majumdar
(3)  Manhar Udhas
(4)  Shekhar Sen
(5)  Nitin Mukesh
121) The term Banking is defined in which act? View Explanation
(1)  Central Government Act
(2)  Banking Regulation Act, 1949
(3)  RBI Act, 1934
(4)  FEMAAct
(5)  None
122) The govt on 30 Jan successfully offloaded 10 per cent stake in which of the following PSUs to raise around Rs. 22,400 cr in India's biggest-ever equity offering? View Explanation
(1)  IOC
(2)  Coal India
(3)  ONGC
(4)  NTPC
(5)  None
123) China's first maritime Silk Road cruiseliner will visit which of the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar
(2)  Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia
(3)  Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia
(4)  Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar
(5)  None
124) Which of the following country witnessed swearing-in of a female President for the first time? View Explanation
(1)  Croatia
(2)  Vietnam
(3)  Bulgaria
(4)  Republic of Congo
(5)  None
125) Who is the newly elected Prime Minister of Greece? View Explanation
(1)  Alexis Tsipras
(2)  Yingluck Shinawatra
(3)  Joseph Vaz
(4)  Rozer Colo
(5)  None
126) Which of the following is incorrect about Green Climate Fund (GCF)? View Explanation
(1)  GCF is set-up under the United nations framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC).
(2)  GCF targets to be $ 100 billion by 2020.
(3)  It is meant to assist developing countries in promoting low- emission and climate resilient development.
(4)  It is set-up in 2014.
(5)  None
127) Consider the following statements about Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change (SLACC) project : 1. SLACC Programme aims to improve the adaptive capacity of the rural poor to climate variability and change affecting farm based livelihoods through community based interventions. 2. The key beneficiaries of the project will be the Self Help Group (SHG)/ Federation supported by the NRLM. 3. The implementing agency of this project is ministry of environment & forests. Which of the following is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Both 1 and 2
(3)  Both 2 and 3
(4)  1 and 3
(5)  None
128) Which of the following country's premier was impeached recently on an allegation to stop corruption in rice-pledging scheme? View Explanation
(1)  Malaysia
(2)  Cambodia
(3)  Ukraine
(4)  Thailand
(5)  None
129) National Adaptation Fund (NAF) is set-up by Indian government in 2014 for which of the following purpose? View Explanation
(1)  Taking up agriculture adaptation measures
(2)  Taking up forest product related adaptation measures
(3)  For protection of wet land biodiversity
(4)  For protection of endangered flora and fauna
(5)  None
130) According to the Global investment trends monitor report-2014, which are the top five FDI recipients countries? View Explanation
(1)  USA, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brazil
(2)  China, Brazil, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong
(3)  China, Hong Kong, USA,Singapore, Brazil
(4)  China, USA, India, Brazil,Singapore
(5)  None
131) What does the high Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) indicates? View Explanation
(1)  High level of microbial pollution
(2)  Low level of microbial pollution
(3)  Absence of microbial pollution
(4)  Water is fully pure
(5)  None
132) Consider the following statements about the Global Investment Trends Monitor Report-2014 : 1. In 2014, FDI flow in India increased by 26% with an estimated amount of $ 35 billion despite decline in global FDI inflow. 2. The report is published by WTO annually. 3. India witnessed maximum growth in sectors like—gas, electricity, water & waste management. Which of the following statement is/arecorrect? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  1 and 2
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  1 and 3
(5)  None
133) Satirical newspaper 'Charlie Hebdo' that came under attack by two masked gunmen on January 7, 2015 resulting in the death of paper's Editor and 11 other people, is the newspaper of which country ? View Explanation
(1)  Spain.
(2)  Canada
(3)  Italy
(4)  France
(5)  None
134) Which of the following country has launched online visa pilot programme for Indians? View Explanation
(1)  Australia
(2)  Canada
(3)  Germany
(4)  Russia
(5)  None
135) Nobel laurezte Kailash Satyarthi on January 7, 2015 dedicated his Nobel Peace Prize to the nation by presenting his medallion to President Pranab Mukherjee. Name the NGO with which Kailash Satyarthi is associated? View Explanation
(1)  Bandhua Mukti Morcha
(2)  Bachpan Bachao Andolan
(3)  Mukti Caravan
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  None
136) 'Border Haat' is opened with the support of which country? View Explanation
(1)  Nepal
(2)  Bangladesh
(3)  Bhutan
(4)  Myanmar
(5)  None
137) Researchers have found new 3D vaccine for which of the following disease? View Explanation
(1)  Cancer
(2)  AIDS
(3)  Hepatitis-B
(4)  Tuberculosis
(5)  None
138) Which among the following was the theme of the Indian Science Congress-2015 held recently at Mumbai? View Explanation
(1)  Science and Technology for Human Development
(2)  Innovations in Science & Technology for Inclusive Development
(3)  Science for shaping the future of India
(4)  Planet Earth
(5)  None
139) NASA has recently installed Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) instrument to monitor View Explanation
(1)  variation of temperature within clouds
(2)  tiny particles of dust, smoke and pollutants in clouds
(3)  cloud and storm making process
(4)  cloud bursting mechanism
(5)  None
140) Dinesh Oraon was unanimously elected as the Speaker of which State assembly on January 7,2015? View Explanation
(1)  Maharashtra
(2)  Haryana
(3)  J & K
(4)  Jharkhand
(5)  None
141) State government of Bihar on January 6, 2015 decided to grant child care leave for women government employees. The child care leave was granted for how many days? View Explanation
(1)  600 days
(2)  730 days
(3)  800 days
(4)  1000 days
(5)  None
142) Who was the first chief guest of Republic Day parade of India? View Explanation
(1)  President of Russia
(2)  President of Indonesia
(3)  Prime Minister of Japan
(4)  Prime Minister of Britain
(5)  None
143) Name the Union Minister who was appointed as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President of Maharashtra State on January 6, 2015? View Explanation
(1)  Devendra Fadnavis
(2)  RP Danve
(3)  Amit Shah
(4)  Sudhir Mungantiwar
(5)  None
144) What was the main theme of 2015 Republic Day Parade? View Explanation
(1)  Women empowerment
(2)  Information technology
(3)  Industrial growth
(4)  Rural empowerment
(5)  None
145) What is the mascot of the 35th National Games? View Explanation
(1)  Ammu-the Great Hornbill
(2)  Namma-the great rhinoceros
(3)  Kappa-Lion
(4)  Ammu-the great kiwi
(5)  None
146) Ulvapaschimabast and Cladophoragoensisbast are the two bloom-forming algal species found in the west coast of India. They are important for the reason : View Explanation
(1)  They are capable of out breaking various diseases
(2)  They are capable of destroyingsea-grass
(3)  They are very helpful in making antifungal diseases
(4)  They are capable of absorbing Carbon di oxide from atmosphere
(5)  None
147) Consider the following regarding Union government launches Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme in Rajasthan : 1. SHC is centrally-sponsored nationwide scheme which aims to help farmers to improve the productivity of farms by providing them basic information for use of nutrients or fertilizers. 2. Under this scheme, Centre plans to target over 14 crore farmers in the next three years. In financial year 2014-15, around 3 crore farmers will be covered to check the excess use of fertilizers. 3. Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme in Jaipur town of Sriganganagar district, Rajasthan. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  1, 2 and 3
(5)  None
148) 'SMAP' is the first earth satellite of NASA is designed for View Explanation
(1)  collection of data associated with growth of microbes in atmosphere
(2)  collection of data related to change in atmospheric temperature and global warming
(3)  collection of global observation of the vital soil moisture
(4)  collection of global observation of melting ice
(5)  None
149) Which among the following cities is nicknamed as 'Mile High City'? View Explanation
(1)  Tokyo
(2)  Sydney
(3)  Denver
(4)  New York
(5)  None
150) The standing committee on wildlife recently gave its node to set up a missile launched testing facility in which of the following States? View Explanation
(1)  Odisha
(2)  Andhra Pradesh
(3)  Karnataka
(4)  Kerala
(5)  None
151) Consider the following statements regarding World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 : 1. The systemic impact of deepening geopolitical fault-lines, decreasing multilateral cooperation and increasing strategic competition. 2. The ecological, societal and business repercussions of unabated climate change, youth unemployment and income inequality. 3. The Annual Meeting 2015 is where 250 top political leaders gather to discuss with the heads of international organizations and with business leaders how global governance can be improved through public-private cooperation. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  1, 2 and 3
(5)  None
152) Consider the following statements regarding recent e-Raksha Research Centre to fight cybercrime : 1. GTU is collaborating with Cyber Peace Foundation (CPP) with the goal of establishing a peaceful and harmonious cyber space through research. 2. The centre will also support Make in India concept by manufacturing routers, switches, firewalls, Unified Threat Management (UTM) and other network appliances. 3. Gujarat Technological University (GTU) on January 28, 2015 launched e-Raksha Research Centre to fight cybercrime. Which of the above statements Is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  1, 2 and 3
(5)  None
153) India successfully test-fired on Agni-V on January 31, 2015, It was a View Explanation
(1)  air-to-surface nuclear capable missile.
(2)  surface-to-surface nuclear capable missile
(3)  anti-submarine nuclear capable missile
(4)  air-to-air nuclear capable missile
(5)  None
154) Which among the following States has maximum number of Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in February, 2015? View Explanation
(1)  Karnataka
(2)  Andhra Pradesh
(3)  Tamil Nadu
(4)  Telangana
(5)  None
155) Which bank launched the country's first 'contactless' debit and credit cards on January 7, 2015, enabling customers to make electronic payments by waving the cards near a merchant terminal instead of dipping or swiping these? View Explanation
(1)  State Bank of India
(2)  ICICI Bank
(3)  HDFC Bank
(4)  Axis Bank
(5)  None
156) Consider the following statements : 1. President Pranab Mukherjee signed an ordinance to amend the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. 2. This Ordinance paved the way to ply of e-rickshaws on roads of the Nation Capital Region (NCR). 3. No person can be granted a learner's licence to drive a transport vehicle unless he had a driving licence for light moter vehicle for a period of six months. Which of the above statements is/are true -with respect to Amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 3
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  Only 3
(4)  1 and 2
(5)  None
157) 'Qantas' was named as the world's safest airline in a report published by AirlineRatings.com that was released on January 7, 2015. Qantas is the national airline of which country? View Explanation
(1)  Indonesia
(2)  Switzerland
(3)  Australia
(4)  Saudi Arabia
(5)  None
158) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 8, 2015 inaugurated the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Who among the following was the chief guest at the event? View Explanation
(1)  Joko Widodo (President of Indonesia)
(2)  Donald Ramotar (President of Guyana)
(3)  Epeli Nailatikau (President of Fiji)
(4)  Tony Abbott (Prime Minister of Australia)
(5)  None
159) "The State has also captured issues of concern such has decline in the female child sex ratio, under nutrition in children and an ageing population." The above statement is concerned with which of the following state? View Explanation
(1)  Gujarat
(2)  Manipur
(3)  Himachal Pradesh
(4)  Kerala
(5)  None
160) Base Effect remains in news, which of following statement is true about Base Effect : View Explanation
(1)  It is Change in numbers of items for which price quotations are taken.
(2)  it measures Impact of fuel items on inflation.
(3)  Impact of the rise in price level in the previous year over the rise in price level in the current year.
(4)  Problem due to miscalculation
(5)  None
161) Consider the following statements : 1. Punjab government launched an e-Starnping Project, to computerise revenue department for removing malpractices in segistrations, 2. Each stamp paper had a unique first that was generated for that stamp paper only and could be verified online also. 3. It also had various safety features including ultra violet, micro film and thermal fixtures besides an encrypted second bar code. Which of the above statements is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  Only 2
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
162) President Pranab Mukherjee on January 6, 2015 signed the ordinance to amend Citizenship Act, 1955. Which of the statements in this regard is/are right? 1. The ordinance exempts Person of Indian Origin (PIO) from appearing before the local police station on every visit. 2. It replaced the clause that says foreigners marrying Indians must continuously stay in the country for a period of six months before they get an Indian citizenship. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  None
163) Consider the following statements regarding 'Mridaparikshak' : 1. Indian Council of Agricultural Agricultural Research (1CAR) has developed 'Mridaparikshak', a MINILAB that can determine soil health. 2. The MINILAB was presented by Union Minister of Agriculture in Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ICAR. 3. An outcome of the initiative of ICAR and the concerted efforts by a team of scientist. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  1 and 3
(5)  None
164) Indian Immunologicais Limited on January 8, 2015 launched India's first vaccine to counter the deadly bluetongue disease. Name the vaccine? View Explanation
(1)  Vibriovax
(2)  Ultravac Botulinum
(3)  Cattlevax LC
(4)  RakshaBlu
(5)  None
165) Which statements is/are not correct about Global Environment Facility (GEF)? 1. It is pilot project in four Indian cities for preceding green urban practices. 2. A financial mechanism to support countries in efforts to allieve the goals of UNC. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  None
166) Consider the following statements High Powered Committee on Urban Cooperative Banks : 1. Constituted to re-examine and recommend appropriate set of businesses, size, conversion and licensing terms for the Urban Cooperative Banking Sector. 2. Determine the modalities of implementing the suggestion of the Malegam Committee that 50% in value of deposits should be held by voting members to assure that confidence regarding proper management is generated among investors. 3. In view of the limited legal powers and resolution options, what should be the appropriate size upto which a UCB may be able to grow without undue risk to the system, under the current regulatory framework. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  1, 2 and 3
(5)  None
167) Who among the following were awarded Indian Men's football AIFF player of the year? View Explanation
(1)  Sunil Chhetri
(2)  Bhai Chuug Bhutia
(3)  Santosh Kumar
(4)  Sandesh Jhingan
(5)  None
168) Which of the following banks has launched 'Pocket', India's first digital bank on mobile phones? View Explanation
(1)  Axis bank
(2)  HDFC Bank
(3)  ICICI Bank
(4)  Corporation Bank
(5)  None
169) Which Indian Telecom company has partnered with UNICEF to provide health education and youth-focussed content to its customer in 17 African countries? View Explanation
(1)  Reliance Telecom
(2)  Tata Indicom
(3)  Bharati Airtel
(4)  Idea
(5)  None
170) Who won the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess title on January 6, 2015? View Explanation
(1)  Popov Ivan (Russia)
(2)  Dzhumaev Marat (Uzbekistan)
(3)  Mozharov Mikhail (Russia)
(4)  Swapnil S. Dhopade (India)
(5)  None
171) What is Taluka Planning Atlas Project? View Explanation
(1)  An atlas of 100 maps showing various facilities as well as government schemes at village level.
(2)  Atlas for one Taluka each prepared for the irrigation facilities.
(3)  It is not part of government portal Gswan
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  None
172) What is AMCA that was in news in the first week of January, 2015? View Explanation
(1)  It is Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft being built by India and Russia jointly.
(2)  it is fifth generation fighter aircraft being built by India indigenously.
(3)  It ' is fifth generation nuclear submarine being built by India and France jointly.
(4)  Both (a) and (b)
(5)  None
173) Name the space telescope that on January 6, 2015 discovered 1000th exoplanet in the constellation Lyra. View Explanation
(1)  Hubble Space Telescope
(2)  Chandrasekhar Space Telescope
(3)  Kepler Space Telescope
(4)  James Webb Space Telescope
(5)  None
174) Which State launched e-Stamping Project? View Explanation
(1)  Punjab
(2)  Uttar Pradesh
(3)  Gujarat
(4)  Rajasthan
(5)  None
175) Consider the following statements regarding "Tata Communication Limited Deal with KION Group" : 1. It has signed a $ 20 million multi-year deal with Germany-based KION Group to provide global Wide Area Network (WAN) services to the group's 330 sites across 30 countries. 2. The new network will form an important pillar of the KION Group's strategy- 2020 plan to create economies of scale across the entire group with its six global and regional brands. 3. The KION Group is the second largest global manufacturer of forklift trucks and warehouse technology. Code View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  1, 2 and 3
(5)  None
176) Which of the following statements is/are correct on Dandi Kutir Museum of Gujarat? 1. It is the biggest permanent state-of-the-art three storey museum in the world. 2. Museum is based up on the life and works of Mahatama Gandhi. 3. Inaugurated on the ocassion of the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) and 7th edition of Vibrant Gujarat. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Either 1 or 2
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
177) National Adaptation Fund (NAF) is set-up by Indian government in 2014 for which of the following purpose? View Explanation
(1)  Taking up agriculture adaptation measures
(2)  Taking up forest product related adaptation measures
(3)  For protection of wet land biodiversity
(4)  For protection of endangered flora and fauna
(5)  None
178) India and United States of America hare signed three Memoranda of understandings (Molls) on smart cities. Which of the State does not include? View Explanation
(1)  Uttar Pradesh
(2)  Rajasthan
(3)  Andhra Pradesh
(4)  Gujarat
(5)  None
179) India and world bank has signed for funding to improve adaptive capacity of the rural poor engaged in farm based livelihood to climate change in states of View Explanation
(1)  Uttrakhand and Himachal Pradesh
(2)  Bihar and Madhya Pradesh
(3)  Uttar Pradesh and Assam
(4)  West Bengal and Bihar
(5)  None
180) Consider the following statements regarding the Sushaasan Express : 1. The Sushaasan Express was flagged off by the Union Ministry of Mines and Steel. 2. The train will run between Gwalior and Gonda via Hazrat Nizamuddin and Lucknow. Choose the correct answer. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  None
181) Recently, India & United States have signed joint declaration of intent for cooperation to increase partnership for which of the following programme? View Explanation
(1)  Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
(2)  Make in India
(3)  Digital India
(4)  Cyber Security programme
(5)  None
182) Consider the following statements : 1. 65th Republic Day was celebrated on January 26, 2015 and ended on January 29, 2015. 2. The theme of the Republic Day was 'Women Empowerment'. 3. The women contingent of the three armed forces marched in the parade for the first time on the eve of the 65th Republic Day celebrations. Which of the above statements is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Only 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
183) India had banned imports of poultry meat and eggs from America due to which of the following reason? View Explanation
(1)  As a precautionary measure to prevent outbreaks of Avian influenza.
(2)  As a precautionary measure to prevent outbreaks of swine flu.
(3)  To save domestic poultry industries from severe competition.
(4)  The disputes over import duty and heavy surcharge.
(5)  None
184) Consider the following statements with respect of 'Digital India' : 1. National Optical Fibre Network is the largest rural connectivity project of its kind in the world. It aims to transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. 2. Idukki district of Tamil Nadu has become first district in India to have high speed rural broadband network, under the government's flagship programme 'Digital India'. Choose the following correct statement(s). View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  None
185) Consider the following statements : 1. The 5th India-Myanmar Joint Trade Committee (JTC) was held in Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar on February 17, 2015. 2. India agreed to support Myanmar in establishing trade training institute at Yangon. 3. Both countries agreed to inaugurate land custom station in Zawkhatar, Mizoram, Which of the above statement is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Oniy 1
(2)  1 and 2
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  1 and 3
(5)  None
186) Consider the statements regarding Indian Science Congress : 1. The 102nd Indian Science Congress was held from January 3-7, 2015 in Mumbai. 2. The theme of 102nd Indian Science Congress is 'Science and Technology for the Benefits of Human'. 3. 101st Science Congress was observed in Jammu in February, 2014. Choose the correct answer. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  1 and 3
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
187) Consider the following statements : 1. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research was constituted in 1942. 2. It is a contemporary Research and Development organisation of Pan India Presence. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  None
188) Which among the following is incorrect regarding Sangeet Natak Akademi? View Explanation
(1)  It is the national level academy for performing arts. Shekhar Sen is its present Chairman.
(2)  It was set-up in May 31,1952 by the Indian Education Ministry.
(3)  it caters to the need of school children In performing arts and culture
(4)  It is dedicated to promote and preserve the vast cultural heritage of India.
(5)  None
189) The Modi government's 'smart city' initiative got a shot in the arm with a European country offering its assistance in developing three more smart cities. Name the country by choosing the among the given options. View Explanation
(1)  Germany
(2)  France
(3)  Spain
(4)  Great Britain
(5)  None
190) Why was Daggubati Ramanaidu known for? View Explanation
(1)  He produced over 150 films in most of the Indian languages with Telugu topping the list.
(2)  He hailed from a modest farming family and rose to an eminent scientist.
(3)  His contribution in political agitation got wide support.
(4)  He was a painter of international fame.
(5)  None
191) On January 26, 2015, the highest peacetime Gallantry Award, the Ashoka Chakra has been awarded posthumously to two defence personnel. Choose the wrong statement in the light of the above statements : View Explanation
(1)  Ashoka Chakra is the highest award for gallantry away from the battlefield, or not in face of the enemy.
(2)  It is awarded by the defence Chief on the Republic Day.
(3)  Ashoka Chakra is a depiction of the Dharma Chakra; represented with 24 spokes.
(4)  It stands third in the hierarchy of civilian awards, after the Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan
(5)  None
192) Consider the following statements : 1. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar took charge as the New Foreign Secretary on January 28, 2015. 2. He replaced Sujata Singh. 3. Rajiv Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India removed AP Ventkateshwaram in 1987. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
193) Consider the following statements : 1. Eminent Odia Filmaker Nirad Mahapatra was an alumni of Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. 2. His debut directorial venture 'Maya Mriga' in 1984 earned great fame for him. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  Neither 1 nor 2
194) Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' programme; consider the given statements in light of the above statements : 1. Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao is a key scheme that aims to address the dipping child sex ratio and empower girl child in the country. 2. According to census data of 2011, there is 918 girls for 1000 boys in the country. Choose the correct options. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  None
195) Which of the following statements is false regarding National Research Development Corporation? View Explanation
(1)  It was established in India in 1953.
(2)  It comes under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
(3)  Dr. Hanumanthu Purushotham has assumed charge as the Chairman of NRDC on January 29, 2015.
(4)  It do not publisher informative magazines for the needs of investors.
(5)  None
196) Consider the following statements and choose the correct answer in respect of Jnanpith Award : View Explanation
(1)  Eminent Marathi literature Bhaichandra Nemade, whose 1963 Novel Kerala (Cacoon) changed the dimensions of Marathi Novel, was selected for 2014 Jnanpith Award,
(2)  It is the recond highest literary honour in India.
(3)  Nemade is the fifth Marathi writer to win the literary honour after Govind Karandikar in 2003.
(4)  Nernade propagated industrial pollution Agitation Movement.
(5)  None
197) Which of the following statements is not true regarding ITBP? View Explanation
(1)  It was raised on October 24, 1962.
(2)  It is specialised mountain force and are the personnel are professionally trained mountaineers.
(3)  It is also present on the manning border outposts on altitudes ranging from 9000 ft to 18700 it.
(4)  It is never deplayed in reserve and relief operations.
(5)  None
198) The well known Hindi Novelist Mithileshwar was awarded Shrilal Shukla Smriti IFFCO Sahitya Samman Award for the year 2014 on 2015 in Delhi. Which of the following statements is true in the light of the above statement? View Explanation
(1)  He is the third recepient of a literary award.
(2)  He had been awarded Akhil Bharatiya Muktibodh Puraskar in 1996.
(3)  The award amounts to Rs. 10 lakh.
(4)  Vidya Sagar Nautial, Shekhar Joshi and Sanjeev had bagged this award in the past.
(5)  None
199) Who among the following is appointed as Secretary in the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA)? View Explanation
(1)  Savita Singh
(2)  Nandita Chatterjee
(3)  Divya Prakash Sinha
(4)  Krishna Chaudhary
(5)  None
200) Titanium plates instead of the traditionally used wires for sustain pressure is related to View Explanation
(1)  telepathy
(2)  telecommunication
(3)  health related
(4)  defence technology related
(5)  None
201) Consider the statements in light of the Khuswant Singh Memorial Prize : 1. Poet Arundhati Subramaniam won the inaugural Khuswant Singh Memorial Prize for poetry for her work 'When God is a Travellers'. 2. On January 27, 2015, at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival he was awarded the prize worth 2 lakh. Choose the correct answer with the help of the given options. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Either 1 or 2
(4)  Both 1 and 2
(5)  None
202) Which of the following is true regarding Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz? View Explanation
(1)  He was considered to be a powerful Ally of Iran.
(2)  He rought to modernise the ultra conservative Muslim Kingdom.
(3)  He supported the middle East's wave of prodemocracy uprisings.
(4)  He was a supports of AI-Qaida.
(5)  None
203) Consider the following statements regarding RK Laxman : 1. RK Laxman was the famous cartoonist and creator of the common man. 2. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan and the Magsaysay Award. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  None
204) There are three categories of Padma Awards given by the Indian government to people of extra ordinary talent in various disciplines. Consider the following statements in light of the above statements : 1. The hierachical order of the three categories is—Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. 2. The list of January 26, 2015 comprises 9 Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri awardees. 3. The list also includeds 17 persons from the categories of foreigners, NRIs, PIO's and 4 Pasthumous awards. Choose the correct answer using the given options. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  All of these
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  None
205) Why is Subhash Ghising known for? View Explanation
(1)  His contribution in administration.
(2)  He contributed in the field of Journalism
(3)  He was the eminent lawyer of Supreme Court
(4)  He had lead the Gorkha land movement.
(5)  None
206) Which of the following is true regarding Idukki, Kerala? View Explanation
(1)  Idukki district has become India's first district to be linked to the National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN).
(2)  The project aims to connect each Panchayat with telecommunication in Idukki district.
(3)  Door-to-Door courier service in Idukki was launched free of cost.
(4)  Idukki was declared Wi-Fi enabled.
(5)  None Of these
207) Consider about the National Judicial Appointments Commission : 1. Chief Justice of India will head the NJAC. Besides the CJI, the Judiciary would be represented by two senior Judges of Supreme Court. 2. Sixteen States have ratified a Constitutional Amendment Bill which seeks to scrap the collegium system of judges appointing judges. Select the correct statement(s) using the code given below: View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None Of these
208) Which of the folio wing explains the correct usage of 'Friends of MP'? View Explanation
(1)  Friends of Madhya Pradesh is a programme for enviranmental friendly trees and herbs.
(2)  Friends of Madhya Pradesh is a policy to decide the list of people, who are with the present day government of Madhya Pradesh.
(3)  Friends of Madhya Pradesh a device that brings the Madhya Pradesh police instantly to crime sites.
(4)  Friends of Madhya Pradesh is a website which has been developed as part of creating Global Talent Pool to actively associate NRI's and well wisher of Madhya Pradesh.
(5)  None Of these
209) Consider the following statements in respect to the Resident Identity Card (RIC) : 1. The RIC cards are manufactured indigenously and can be read only when the key present in the RIC readers. 2. The RIC reader is temper-proof and self-destructs itself if it is opened in an unauthorised manner. 3. The scheme of issuing cards is being implemented by the office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner an office under the aegis of Union Home Ministry. Which of the above statements is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 3
(2)  1 and 2
(3)  Only 3
(4)  All the of these
(5)  None Of these
210) Festival Zima Fest was hosted by which State? View Explanation
(1)  Madhya Pradesh
(2)  Kerala
(3)  Goa
(4)  Tamil Nadu
(5)  None Of these
211) Which state will be the first to set-up First International Institute in India which is dedicated to Music? View Explanation
(1)  Kerala
(2)  Andhra Pradesh
(3)  Maharashtra
(4)  West Bengal
(5)  None Of these
212) Consider the following statements regarding the Delhi lagislative Assembly Elections : 1. The Aam Aadmi Party's Leader Arvind Kejriwal became the 7th Chief Minister of Delhi. 2. Congress Party candidates lost deposits on 63 of the 70 seats. 3. Arvind Kejriwal resigned from the post of Chief Minister by citing the reason as his government's inability to table the Jan-Lokpal Bill in Delhi Assembly. Which of the above statements is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 3
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  Only 2
(4)  All the these
(5)  None Of these
213) Barak valley is in which State? View Explanation
(1)  Jammu and Kashmir
(2)  Himachal Pradesh
(3)  Asom
(4)  Arunachal Pradesh
(5)  None Of these
214) Consider the following statements in respect of National Conference on e-Governance : 1. The National Conference on e-Governance has been providing a platform to policy makers. 2. The 18th National Conference on e-Governance was hold in Surat. 3. The conference explored the benefits of the information and communications technology. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  Only 1
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None Of these
215) Which of the following statements is/are not correct about Venture Capital Fund for Schedules Castes Enterpreneurs? 1. Members 'of the reserved community will be offered concessional finance to start new business ventures. 2. Members of the reserved community will be not offered concessional finance but also life-time business insurance. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None Of these
216) The 20th Law Commission of India drafts Bill on commercial courts. What is the incorrect provisions of the bills? View Explanation
(1)  It suggested for creating specialised commercial courts across the country based on the London and Singapore commercial courts to reduce time spent in court for litigating companies.
(2)  It proposes to set-up at least 60 commercial courts across the country or about two to three courts in each State.
(3)  It monitor the cell for RSETIs which will also prepare district-wise model project reports for benefit of beneficiaries.
(4)  It seeks to give courts the discretion to make a company involved in litigation pay court fees and other expenses based on court hours used by it.
(5)  None Of these
217) "Three day Flamingo Festival had concluded on January 12, 2015. This festival particularly ornithologists, environmentists, bird watchers".This festival is celerbrated in which of the following State? View Explanation
(1)  Gujarat
(2)  Karanataka
(3)  Kerala
(4)  Andhra Pradesh
(5)  None Of these
218) Consider the following statements regarding the NITI Aayog : 1. It is a policy think tank of government of India that replaces Planning Commission. 2. The first NITI Aayog meet was chaired by Prime Minister on February 10, 2015. 3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced constitution of two sub-groups of Chief Ministers within the NITI Aayog, Select the correct statement(s) using the code given below: View Explanation
(1)  1 and 3
(2)  Only 2
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  Only 1
(5)  None Of these
219) Who won the women's singles title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament 2015? View Explanation
(1)  Carolina Marin
(2)  K. Maneesha
(3)  Saina Nehwal
(4)  Puspita Richi Dili
(5)  None Of these
220) Consider the following statement in respect of Soil Health Card Scheme : 1. It is launched in Suratgarh town, Sriganganagar, Rajasthan. 2. It would contain all basic information and cropwise recommendations of nutrients or fertiliezers required for farms of different soil types. 3. It enhance the business skills and project-related skills of the beneficiaries. Which of the following options are true? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  1 and 3
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None Of these
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