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1) The Central Govt has decided to appoint who among the following as the brand ambassador for the North East? View Explanation
(1)  Irom Chanu Sharmila
(2)  Baichung Bhutia
(3)  Laishram Sarita Devi
(4)  Mary Kom
(5)  None
2) For which banking transactions does an individual not need to quote his/her PAN number? View Explanation
(1)  Account opening
(2)  Deposit in cash aggregating Rs.50,000 or more during any one day
(3)  Making an application for issue of credit card or debit card
(4)  Payment in cash for purchase of bank drafts up to Rs.50,000
(5)  None
3) The coal ministry has drawn up an ambitious plan of nearly tripling India's coal output by 2020. What was India's coal output in the last financial year? View Explanation
(1)  565mt
(2)  1,556mt
(3)  1,025mt
(4)  865mt
(5)  775mt
4) Which of the following counties lifted the Women's Hockey World League Round Two competition title in New Delhi recently? View Explanation
(1)  Poland
(2)  Russia
(3)  India
(4)  Thailand
(5)  Malaysia
5) India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the textiles sector with which of the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  Kyrgyzstan
(2)  Kazakhstan
(3)  Tajikistan
(4)  Uzbekistan
(5)  Turkmenistan
6) ________has announced to auction repossessed properties worth a total of nearly $200 mn in the biggest nationwide online sale to date. View Explanation
(1)  ICICIBank
(2)  Punjab National Bank
(3)  State Bank of India
(4)  HDFC
(5)  Bank of India
7) The World Consumer Rights Day is observed every year on View Explanation
(1)  8 Mar
(2)  15 Mar
(3)  20 Mar
(4)  21 Mar
(5)  22Mar
8) India's first private green field airport is likely to be operational by Apr. This airport is located in View Explanation
(1)  Durgapur, West Bengal
(2)  Nashik, Maharashtra
(3)  Rajkot, Gujarat
(4)  Rewa, Madhya Pradesh
(5)  Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh
9) The Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric number in which the fourth character represents the status of the PAN holder. If the fourth letter in a PAN is 'P', it stands for View Explanation
(1)  Individual
(2)  Firm
(3)  Private Company
(4)  HUF
(5)  TRUST
10) The KYC requirement can be fulfilled through e-KYC only for those who have View Explanation
(1)  PAN Card
(2)  Voter Identity Card
(3)  Aadhaar number
(4)  Passport
(5)  None
11) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) revised guidelines for lending to the priority sector on 2 Mar. Now, loans to which of the following sectors come under the ambit of priority sector lending? View Explanation
(1)  Medium enterprises
(2)  Sanitation
(3)  Renewable energy
(4)  All the above
(5)  Only 2) and 3)
12) Banks offer small accounts for those who do not have required documents to open a regular account. Which of the following is NOT a limitation of small accounts? View Explanation
(1)  Balance in such accounts at any point of time should not exceed Rs.50,000.
(2)  Total credits in one year should not exceed Rs.1,00,000.
(3)  Total withdrawal and transfers should not exceed Rs.10,000 in a month.
(4)  Foreign remittances cannot be credited to such accounts.
(5)  None
13) Name the country which on 13 Mar successfully tested its first indigenous all-weather armed drone named Burraq and a laser guided missile named Barq. View Explanation
(1)  Iran
(2)  Saudi Arabia
(3)  Jordan
(4)  Pakistan
(5)  Indonesia
14) Name the China-led international development bank, which is all set to rival Asian Development Bank (ADB) and others. Nations could join as founder-members of the bank until Mar 31. View Explanation
(1)  China Infrastructure Investment Bank
(2)  Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
(3)  International Infrastructure Investment Bank
(4)  New Development Bank
(5)  None
15) As per the provisions in the Union Budget for 2015-16, quoting PAN will be mandatory for all sale and purchase of over View Explanation
(1)  Rs.25,000
(2)  Rs.50,000
(3)  Rs.80,000
(4)  Rs.1 lakh
(5)  Rs.1.5 lakh
16) The Union Cabinet on 18 Mar approved Black Money Bill. Announced in the Budget for 2015-16, it has provision for imprisonment up to 10 years and penalty of______of wealth hidden abroad. View Explanation
(1)  150 per cent
(2)  200 per cent
(3)  250 per cent
(4)  300 per cent
(5)  None
17) Which of the following teams won the Santosh Trophy on 15 Mar in Ludhiana? View Explanation
(1)  Punjab
(2)  Goa
(3)  Services
(4)  Bengal
(5)  Kerala
18) -------------of the Constitution confers upon the President legislative powers to promulgate ordinances meant to address extraordinary circumstances that arise when Parliament is in recess. View Explanation
(1)  Article 120
(2)  Article 123
(3)  Articlel22
(4)  Article 121
(5)  Article 119
19) The RBI governor and the Central Govt have agreed to introduce inflation targeting and has set a consumer inflation target of__ with a band of plus or minus 2 percentage points by the end of Mar 2017. View Explanation
(1)  6 per cent
(2)  5 per cent
(3)  7 per cent
(4)  4 per cent
(5)  4.5 per cent
20) In the priority sector lending target for scheduled banks for agriculture sector, the RBI has recommended a sub target of what per cent of adjusted net bank credit (ANBC) for small and marginal farmers? View Explanation
(1)  18percent
(2)  8percent
(3)  10per cent
(4)  12 per cent
(5)  6 per cent
21) Out of 27 Public Sector Banks (PSBs), Govt of India controls 22 banks through majority holding and which of the following state-run entities holds majority stake in the remaining 5 banks? View Explanation
(1)  LIC
(2)  SIDBI
(3)  NABARD
(4)  SBI
(5)  None
22) The Commercial Paper (CP) is an unsecured money market instrument issued in the form of a promissory note. The amount invested by a single investor in the CP should not be less than_______ (face value). View Explanation
(1)  Rs.5 1akh
(2)  Rs.10 1akh
(3)  Rs.15 lakh
(4)  Rs.25 lakh
(5)  Rs.50 lakh
23) Which of the following Indian software firms has been named as the top employer in Europe for the third consecutive year by Top Employers Institute? View Explanation
(1)  Wipro
(2)  Infosys
(3)  TCS
(4)  Tech Mahindra
(5)  HCL
24) Ashu Suyash has been appointed as the next managing director and chief executive officer of which of the following credit rating agencies operating in India? View Explanation
(1)  Brickwork Ratings
(2)  Crisil
(3)  CARE
(4)  ICRA
(5)  None
25) Christine Lagarde is the present Managing Director of which of the following international institutions? She visited India recently. View Explanation
(1)  International Monetary Fund (IMF)
(2)  World Bank
(3)  Asian Development Bank (ADB)
(4)  United Nations
(5)  IBRD
26) Name the Indian researcher who has been named New South Wales Woman of the Year 2015 for her contributions to medical research, tertiary education and the Indian community. View Explanation
(1)  Anjali Jain
(2)  Renu Khator
(3)  Geeta Menon
(4)  Minoti Apate
(5)  None
27) Narayan Desai, who passed away recently, was a/an View Explanation
(1)  staunch Gandhian
(2)  anti-superstition campaigner
(3)  prominent communist leader
(4)  author
(5)  None
28) The govt has merged the National Mission for a Green India, which aims afforestation at 10 million hectares of land over the next decade, with View Explanation
(1)  Bharat Nirman
(2)  MGNREGA
(3)  REGP
(4)  Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
(5)  Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana
29) The govt has appointed nine Executive Directors in Public Sector Banks. Which of the following pairs of new EDs and PSBs is NOT matched correctly? View Explanation
(1)  K Venkata Rama Moorthy - Bank of Baroda
(2)  RP Marathe - Bank of India
(3)  Harideesh Kumar B - Canara Bank
(4)  NKSahoo-Allahabad Bank
(5)  None
30) The central govt decides to infuse capital in the Public Sector Banks (PSBs) from time to time. The govt had infused what capital in 2013-14 in 14 PSBs? View Explanation
(1)  Rs. 11,999cr
(2)  Rs.12,000cr
(3)  Rs.13,999cr
(4)  Rs.14,000cr
(5)  None
31) India has signed an MoU with which of the following countries for the "improvement in sea and air transportation facilities" at Agalega island recently? View Explanation
(1)  Mauritius
(2)  Seychelles
(3)  Maldives
(4)  Sri Lanka
(5)  Suriname
32) In its annual assessment report for India released recently, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised its growth forecast for the country for the fiscal year 2015-16 to View Explanation
(1)  5.6 percent
(2)  6.4 per cent
(3)  7.5 per cent
(4)  8.5 per cent
(5)  None
33) PM Narendra Modi visited Sri Lanka on 13-14 Mar. The support offered to Sri Lanka during the PM's visit includes View Explanation
(1)  a line of credit of up to $318 mn for the railway sector.
(2)  a currency swap agreement of $1.5 bn by RBI to stabiles the local currency.
(3)  help in establishing a regional petroleum hub.
(4)  Only 1) and 3)
(5)  All 1), 2) and 3)
34) The Finance Ministry has allowed seven public sector banks (PSBs) to tap markets for raising capital. Earlier, the govt had decided to reduce its shareholding in PSBs to View Explanation
(1)  74 per cent
(2)  51 per cent
(3)  52 per cent
(4)  49 per cent
(5)  26 per cent
35) The govt is planning to float three special purpose vehicles (SPVs) to evacuate coal locked across the three mineral-rich states. These states are View Explanation
(1)  Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha
(2)  Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Odisha
(3)  Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra
(4)  Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
(5)  None
36) The headquarters of the ''United Nations Environment Programme" (UNEP) are situated in View Explanation
(1)  New York City, USA
(2)  Washington DC, USA
(3)  Geneva, Switzerland
(4)  Nairobi, Kenya
(5)  Vienna, Australia
37) The public sector Union Bank of India (UBI) opened its British subsidiary on 13 Mar. Who among the following is the present chairman and managing director of the UBI? View Explanation
(1)  ArunTiwari
(2)  KKSansi
(3)  P Srinivas
(4)  Animesh Chauhan
(5)  P Kotteswaran
38) The 2016 European Football championship "Euro 2016" is scheduled to take place from June 10 to 10 July 2016 in View Explanation
(1)  Italy
(2)  Scotland
(3)  France
(4)  Denmark
(5)  Germany
39) The proposed Micro Units Development Refinance Agency (Mudra) Bank will be first set up as a subsidiary of the View Explanation
(1)  NABARD
(2)  SBI
(3)  EXIM bank
(4)  SIDBI
(5)  None
40) The book 'Letters for a Nation: From Jawaharlal Nehru to His Chief Ministers (1947-196 3), edited by Madhav Khosla, has recently been published by View Explanation
(1)  Pavilion Books
(2)  Pathfinder Press
(3)  Penguin Books
(4)  Prentice Hall
(5)  Pan McMillian
41) Who defeated Viktor Axelsen of Denmark to clinch the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title on 15 Mar? He has become the first Indian to win this title. View Explanation
(1)  Prannoy Kumar
(2)  RM V Gurusaidutt
(3)  AjayJayaram
(4)  Srikanth Kidambi
(5)  Parupalli Kashyap
42) Which of the following Indian women CEOs has/have been named by Forbes magazine in its 50 'Power Businesswomen' from Asia list? View Explanation
(1)  Usha Sangwan
(2)  Shikha Sharma
(3)  Akhila Srinivasan
(4)  Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
(5)  All the above
43) Cibil Transunion score ranges from _ to View Explanation
(1)  100,300
(2)  300,500
(3)  300,900
(4)  250,750
(5)  100,900
44) The book titled The Modi Effect: Inside Narendra Modi's Campaign to Transform India, has been authored by View Explanation
(1)  Jean Seaton
(2)  Simon Lewis
(3)  Lance Price
(4)  Alastair Campbell
(5)  Julian Glover
45) The first man to be appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia for UN Women's newly launched 'He For She' initiative is View Explanation
(1)  Aamir Khan
(2)  Sourav Ganguly
(3)  Sachin Tendulkar
(4)  Farhan Akhtar
(5)  Virat Kohli
46) As proposed in the general budget for FY16, the implementation of GAAR has been deferred till View Explanation
(1)  Aprl,2016
(2)  Apr 1,2017
(3)  Aprl, 2018
(4)  Apr 1, 2019
(5)  None
47) The President signed into law the legislation of which of the following states banning beef recently? Anyone selling beef or in possession of it can be jailed for up to five years and fined Rs.10,000. View Explanation
(1)  Bihar
(2)  Uttar Pradesh
(3)  Andhra Pradesh
(4)  West Bengal
(5)  Maharashtra
48) Which of the following institutions has introduced Rupay debit card? View Explanation
(1)  DISCOVER
(2)  VISA
(3)  MASTER
(4)  RBI
(5)  NPCI
49) The Finance Minister, in the General Budget for FY16, announced some new schemes. Which of the following is one of them? View Explanation
(1)  Nayi Manzil
(2)  Self-Employment and Talent Utilisation (Setu)
(3)  Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana
(4)  Atal Pension Yojana
(5)  All the above
50) The national capital of the Republic of Iraq is View Explanation
(1)  Medina
(2)  Al Bahah
(3)  Baghdad
(4)  Jeddah
(5)  Tehran
51) The govt has announced two more Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in the budget for financial year 2015-16. These two IIMs are to be set up in View Explanation
(1)  Jammu & Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh
(2)  Punjab and Tamil Nadu
(3)  Himachal Pradesh and Assam
(4)  Bihar and Karnataka
(5)  Telangana and Tamil Nadu
52) As per the press release of Jan 24, 2014, what was the deadline for withdrawal of pre-2005 notes from circulation? View Explanation
(1)  15-12-2014
(2)  30-11-2014
(3)  01-01-2015
(4)  31-03-2014
(5)  30-12-2014
53) Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding budget proposals in the General Budget for FY16 for banking sector? View Explanation
(1)  To promote cashless transactions to curb black money
(2)  To amend RBI Act this year for monetary policy committee
(3)  Autonomous bank board bureau to determine PSU bank heads
(4)  To appoint two more deputy governors in the RBI
(5)  None
54) With a view to scaling up bilateral research and innovation relationship, a 'Newton Bhabha Fund' has recently been established by India and View Explanation
(1)  United States of America
(2)  United Kingdom (UK)
(3)  France
(4)  Scotland
(5)  Ireland
55) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) lowered its policy repo rate on 4 Mar. What is the new repo rate? View Explanation
(1)  6.5 per cent
(2)  7 per cent
(3)  7.25 per cent
(4)  7.5 per cent
(5)  7.75 per cent
56) A constituent member of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) is situated at View Explanation
(1)  NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh
(2)  Hyderabad, Telangana
(3)  Pune, Maharashtra
(4)  Hissar, Haryana
(5)  Ludhiana, Punjab
57) As announced in the Union Budget for 2015-16, the govt will infuse what amount in PSU Banks in FY16? View Explanation
(1)  Rs.6,999cr
(2)  Rs.7,240cr
(3)  Rs.7,940cr
(4)  Rs.8,990cr
(5)  None
58) The currency of the 'Kingdom of Saudi Arabia'(KSA) is View Explanation
(1)  Saudi Rupee (SAR)
(2)  Saudi Real (SAR)
(3)  Saudi Rupiah (SAR)
(4)  Saudi Rubir (SAR)
(5)  Saudi Riyal (SAR)
59) Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has been sworn in as the first woman president; of which of the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  Serbia
(2)  Slovakia
(3)  Montenegro
(4)  Hungary
(5)  Croatia
60) The prestigious Dr Y Nayudamma Memorial Award 2014 has been conferred on Tessy Thomas and Geeta Varadan. While Geeta Varadan is associated with ISRO, Tessy Thomas is associated with View Explanation
(1)  HAL
(2)  DRDO
(3)  OFB
(4)  BARC
(5)  None
61) Who among the following has won the women's singles title of the 2015 Dubai Tennis Championships? View Explanation
(1)  Karolina Pliskova
(2)  Simona Halep
(3)  Serena Williams
(4)  Eugenie Bouchard
(5)  Maria Sharapova
62) Veenapani Chawla, who died recently at the age of 67, was an acclaimed View Explanation
(1)  Classical Dancer
(2)  Theatre Personality
(3)  Hindi Poet and Lyricist
(4)  Scientist
(5)  Sports person
63) Which of the following is NOT a money market instrument? View Explanation
(1)  Repurchase agreement
(2)  Commercial Paper
(3)  Debentures
(4)  Treasury bills
(5)  Certificates of deposit
64) The 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was recently held at View Explanation
(1)  New Delhi
(2)  Bangalore
(3)  Goa
(4)  Pune
(5)  Lucknow
65) Which of the following is NOT a retail banking product? View Explanation
(1)  Fixed deposit account
(2)  Working capital finance
(3)  Personal loan
(4)  Housing loan
(5)  Educational loan
66) Which of the following authorities issues IEC code to enable an entity to undertake export/import business in our country? View Explanation
(1)  Finance Ministry
(2)  DGFT
(3)  RBI
(4)  SEBI
(5)  No such code is necessary hence anyone can undertake import/export business
67) The Union Cabinet on 25 Feb cleared the creation of the proposed 5-nation BRICS bank to be called New Development Bank. The Presidency of the Shanghai headquartered NDB will be held for the first six years by View Explanation
(1)  China
(2)  Russia
(3)  South Africa
(4)  Brazil
(5)  India
68) Which of the following is the main objective of the govt in introducing the Jan Dhan Yojana? View Explanation
(1)  To provide minimum one account for every household
(2)  To ensure that banks in India gets more deposits
(3)  To increase the vote bank
(4)  To increase the number of savings bank accounts in public sector banks
(5)  None
69) Who among the following has won the Zurich Chess Classic recently? View Explanation
(1)  Hikaru Nakamura
(2)  Viswanathan Anand
(3)  Levon Aronian
(4)  Fabiano Caruana
(5)  Vladimir Kramnik
70) The Chief Justice of Orissa High Court, Justice Amitava Roy, assumed charge as Supreme Court judge recently, taking the strength of judges in the top court to 29.What is the sanctioned strength of the Supreme Court including the CJI? View Explanation
(1)  29
(2)  30
(3)  31
(4)  32
(5)  35
71) The 'World Aids Day' is observed across the world every year on View Explanation
(1)  1st April
(2)  08th June
(3)  08th August
(4)  1 st December
(5)  09th December
72) Which of the following is a secure messaging standard developed to serve as a platform for intra-bank and inter-bank applications and is an Indian standard similar to SWIFT? View Explanation
(1)  SFMS
(2)  NEFT
(3)  NPCI
(4)  RTGS
(5)  CFMS
73) Which of the following issues Commercial Paper? View Explanation
(1)  High net worth Individuals
(2)  Banks
(3)  RBI
(4)  Corporates
(5)  None
74) What is the term used for a deposit with a bank that locks up money for a certain period but also provides an option of premature withdrawal which may attract a penalty? View Explanation
(1)  Savings bank deposit
(2)  Term deposit
(3)  Recurring deposit
(4)  Current deposit
(5)  None
75) Dronacharya Award is an award presented by the Government of India for excellence in View Explanation
(1)  Primary Education
(2)  Adult Literacy
(3)  Sports Coaching
(4)  Educational Research
(5)  College Education
76) The Economic Survey is presented every year just before the General Budget in the Parliament and is prepared by the finance ministry's chief economic adviser (CEA). The present CEA to the Finance Minister is View Explanation
(1)  Kaushik Basu
(2)  Bibek Debroy
(3)  Jagdish Bhagwati
(4)  Arvind Subramanian
(5)  Arvind Panagariya
77) As per a resolution of the United Nations, the world observes November 19 every year as the View Explanation
(1)  World Radio Day
(2)  World Health Day
(3)  World Water Day
(4)  World Toilet Day
(5)  World Happiness Day
78) The Railway Budget for 2015-16 has mentioned 'Operation 5 minutes.' Through this initiative, passengers travelling in which of the following categories can purchase a ticket in 5 minutes? View Explanation
(1)  Unreserved
(2)  Reserved
(3)  Ladies Compartment
(4)  Senior Citizen
(5)  None
79) The winner of the men's Kabaddi Gold in the 17th Asian Games is View Explanation
(1)  India
(2)  Pakistan
(3)  Japan
(4)  Iran
(5)  South Korea
80) The Economic Survey for 2014-15 has mentioned the JAM Trinity to support poor households. In the JAM Trinity, the letter M denotes View Explanation
(1)  Media
(2)  Mobile numbers
(3)  Mission
(4)  MGNREGA
(5)  None
81) In spite of the differences with the states, policy makers believe that 'GST' can be in force by its deadline of April 1,2016. The abbreviation 'GST' stands for View Explanation
(1)  General Sales Tax
(2)  Goods and Services Tax
(3)  Global Sales Tax
(4)  Government Sales Tax
(5)  General Service Tax
82) Account holders have to maintain an AQB for their accounts in certain banks. What does the term AQB stand for? View Explanation
(1)  Average Qualitative Balance
(2)  Average Quantitative Balance
(3)  Average Quarterly Balance
(4)  Average Qualified Balance
(5)  None
83) The 'Magnet Hill' or the so-called 'gravity hill' is located near View Explanation
(1)  Leh in Ladakh
(2)  Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh
(3)  Gangtok in Sikkim
(4)  Panaji in Goa
(5)  Kannuar in Kerala
84) What is the currency of Mauritius? View Explanation
(1)  Mauritian dollar
(2)  Mauritian peso
(3)  Mauritian rupee
(4)  Mauritian rupiah
(5)  None
85) Which of the following Indian states has become the first state in country where voting in local body polls has been made mandatory? View Explanation
(1)  Haryana
(2)  Maharashtra
(3)  Gujarat
(4)  Telangana
(5)  Tamil Nadu
86) The resignation of Union minister Raosaheb Dadarao Danve was accepted by the President Pranab Mukherjee recently. He was Minister of State in the Ministry of View Explanation
(1)  Law and Justice
(2)  Road Transport and Highways, Shipping
(3)  Home Affairs
(4)  Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
(5)  Finance
87) PSLV is an expandable launch system developed and operated by ISRO to launch its 'IRS' satellites. The abbreviation 'IRS' stands for View Explanation
(1)  Indian Remote Shadow
(2)  Indian Research Science
(3)  Indian Remote Surveillance
(4)  Indian Remote Sensing
(5)  Indian Remote Supervision
88) Senior journalist and author Vinod Mehta died on 8 Mar. He was the founder-editor of which of the following magazines? View Explanation
(1)  Outlook
(2)  India Today
(3)  The Week
(4)  Frontline
(5)  None
89) What is the lock-in period for a tax saver fixed deposit in a bank ? View Explanation
(1)  Two-and-a-half years
(2)  3 years
(3)  2 years
(4)  5 years
(5)  There is no lock in period
90) Who defeated Saina Nehwal in the summit clash of the most prestigious All England badminton championship on 8 Mar? View Explanation
(1)  Wang Yihan
(2)  Carolina Marin
(3)  Ratchanok Intanon
(4)  Beatriz Corrales
(5)  Li Xuerui
91) Which of the following former Indian cricket captains is associated with the up liftment of poor and destitute communities through the Khushii society ? View Explanation
(1)  Rahul Dravid
(2)  Sunil Gavaskar
(3)  Sachin Tendulkar
(4)  Sourav Ganguly
(5)  Kapil Dev
92) Which of the following institutions issues a 3-digit number ranging from 300-900 which reflects the credit profile of individuals? View Explanation
(1)  CARE
(2)  CRISIL
(3)  CIBIL
(4)  CAMELS
(5)  None
93) The STAR Sports Vijay Hazare trophy is associated with the game of View Explanation
(1)  Hockey
(2)  Cricket
(3)  Golf
(4)  Tennis
(5)  Basketball
94) An Individual can have what number of 'Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account' in one bank? View Explanation
(1)  Only one
(2)  Only two
(3)  Only three
(4)  Only four
(5)  Any number of BSBDA accounts
95) 'India's Daughter', a documentary which made news and created controversy recently, is related to View Explanation
(1)  Successful women CEOs of India
(2)  Successful women entrepreneurs of India
(3)  Indian women working abroad
(4)  Interview of rape victims of India
(5)  Interview of accused of Nirbhaya rape case
96) China's 14-year-old Yan Bangtao recently became the youngest player to win a World title. Yan Bangtao is associated with the game of View Explanation
(1)  Chess
(2)  Boxing
(3)  Archery
(4)  Snooker
(5)  Lawn Tennis
97) Presenting the general budget for FY16 on 28 Feb what initial allocation was announced by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the MGNREGA programme? View Explanation
(1)  Rs.32,464cr
(2)  Rs.34,699cr
(3)  Rs.68,204cr
(4)  Rs.71,695cr
(5)  Rs.83,699cr
98) Held every year in the month of December, the 'Hornbill Festival' is the premier festival of the Indian state of View Explanation
(1)  Sikkim
(2)  Meghalaya
(3)  Goa
(4)  Tripura
(5)  Nagaland
99) The Finance Minister has proposed to set up MUDRA bank to boost loans for the country's cash-starved small businesses. The MUDRA bank will be set up with what amount as capital? View Explanation
(1)  $2.2 billion
(2)  $3.2 billion
(3)  $4.2 billion
(4)  $5.2 billion
(5)  None
100) In banks' group-wise classification, IDBI bank Ltd has been included in which of the following? View Explanation
(1)  Private sector banks
(2)  Foreign banks
(3)  Investment banks
(4)  Public sector banks
(5)  None
101) Even if you do not have any of the documents listed by the to show your 'proof of identity', you can open a bank account with a bank. This account is known as View Explanation
(1)  Micro account
(2)  BSBDA
(3)  No frills account
(4)  Small account
(5)  None
102) The 2014 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in economic sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to View Explanation
(1)  Jean Tirole of France
(2)  Hiroshi Amano of Japan
(3)  Isamu Alaski of Japan
(4)  Patrick Modiano of France
(5)  May-Bratt and Edward Moser
103) The Govt of India has notified six documents as 'Officially Valid Documents (OVDs)' for the purpose of producing proof of identity. Which of the following is NOT one of them? View Explanation
(1)  NREGA Card
(2)  Aadhaar Card issued by UIDAI
(3)  PAN Card
(4)  Voters' Identity Card
(5)  None
104) What is the percentage of shareholding of the concerned State Govt in Regional Rural Banks? View Explanation
(1)  100%
(2)  15%
(3)  50%
(4)  35%
(5)  75%
105) In Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) what is the extent of liability of a partner ? View Explanation
(1)  Liability of partners is joint and several
(2)  Each partner is liable not only to the extent of his share but also to the share of other partners in case of any shortfall
(3)  Each partner is fully liable
(4)  Limited to the extent of his share holding
(5)  None
106) Every year 8 Mar is celebrated as View Explanation
(1)  Father's Day
(2)  Women's Day
(3)  Mother's Day
(4)  Girl Child Day
(5)  None
107) The 2014 Urban Mobility India (UMI) conference was recently held in View Explanation
(1)  Bengaluru
(2)  Navi Mumbai
(3)  Ahmedabad
(4)  New Delhi
(5)  Chandigarh
108) Who among the following is the present chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) which celebrated its silver jubilee on Mar 1? View Explanation
(1)  Krishnakumar Natarajan
(2)  R Chandrasekaran
(3)  Phaneesh Murthy
(4)  Kris Gopala krishnan
(5)  Ashok Soota
109) Many times we read about SEZ in newspapers/magazines. What is the full form of SEZ? View Explanation
(1)  Socio Economic Zone
(2)  Special Economic Zone
(3)  Small Economic Zone
(4)  Special Enforcement Zone
(5)  Service and Economic Zone
110) Which of the following is NOT a KYC requirement while opening a bank account? View Explanation
(1)  A proof of identity
(2)  A proof of address
(3)  A proof of income
(4)  A recent photograph
(5)  None
111) Cinepolis, which has a presence of 110 screens in India, has reportedly acquired Fun cinemas, the multiplex chain run by Essel group (83 screen). Cinepolis is a/an View Explanation
(1)  Chinese multiplex chain
(2)  Indian multiplex chain
(3)  Russian multiplex chain
(4)  French multiplex chain
(5)  Mexican multiplex chain
112) Which of the following is NOT correct with respect to the Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) code used to facilitate the processing of cheques? View Explanation
(1)  It has nine digits.
(2)  Its first three digits represent the state code where the bank is situated.
(3)  The middle three digits stand for the bank code.
(4)  The last three digits represent the bank branch code.
(5)  None
113) Sarjubala Devi is associated with the game of View Explanation
(1)  archery
(2)  boxing
(3)  wrestling
(4)  weight lifting
(5)  shooting
114) Who among the following clinched the men's singles title of the 2015 Dubai Tennis Championships recently? View Explanation
(1)  Roger Federer
(2)  Novak Djokovic
(3)  Stan Wawrinka
(4)  Andy Murray
(5)  Rafael Nadal
115) Who is the author of the book Lowland? View Explanation
(1)  Jhumpa Lahiri
(2)  Arundhati Roy
(3)  Kiran Desai
(4)  Amitav Ghosh
(5)  Eleanor Carton
116) The govt has allocated what amount for the Defence Sector in the general budget for FY16? View Explanation
(1)  Rs.3,26,226 cr
(2)  Rs.2,64,264 cr
(3)  Rs.2,89,467 cr
(4)  Rs.2,46,727cr
(5)  None
117) Who is always a drawee of cheque? View Explanation
(1)  Bank
(2)  The one who writes the cheque
(3)  The one who receives payment
(4)  The one who writes and deposits the cheque
(5)  None
118) Succeeding S Jaishankar, who among the following has been appointed India's next ambassador to the US? View Explanation
(1)  Alok Sinha
(2)  Arun K Singh
(3)  Dinkar Srivastava
(4)  Saurav Kumar
(5)  G Mohan Kumar
119) The three day flamingo festival has concluded in January, 2015; at the famous Blackish water lake of Pulicat in Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary. Where is the lake situated? View Explanation
(1)  Karnataka
(2)  Kerala
(3)  Tamil Nadu
(4)  Andhra Pradesh
(5)  None
120) Which Indian State is the first to ban loose Cigarettes and Tobacco after it was enacted by the Parliament in 2003? View Explanation
(1)  Punjab
(2)  Arunachal Pradesh
(3)  Kerala
(4)  Haryana
(5)  None
121) The ATP World Tennis Championship was won the Abu Dhabi on January 4, 2015. Which tennis player lifted the prestigious Cup? View Explanation
(1)  Roger Federer
(2)  Rafael Nadal
(3)  Andy Murray
(4)  Novak Djokovic
(5)  None
122) Scientist at Kerala, discovered a rare plant species named 'Chlorophytum palghatense' at the Dhoni hills in Palakkad district. To which mountain range does Dhoni hills belong? View Explanation
(1)  Palamala hills
(2)  Aravalli range
(3)  Purvanachal range
(4)  Nilgiri
(5)  None
123) Blue tongue disease, prevalent among flocks of goat, sheep, cattle results in 30% of Mortality and high level of Morbidity. What causes this disease? View Explanation
(1)  Water infection
(2)  Bacteria
(3)  Virus
(4)  Food infection
(5)  None
124) The United Nations has declared which country to be free from Ebola after 42 days without any new case being reported? View Explanation
(1)  Mali
(2)  Gambia
(3)  Sudan
(4)  South Africa
(5)  None
125) Consider the following statements : 1. Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar completed his SAARC Yatra of four nations. 2. SAARC Yatra was undertaken with an aim to reviewing regional and bilateral cooperation. 3. During the Yatr a. he visited four countries namely Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Maldives. Which of the statements given above are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 3
(2)  1 and 2
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
126) DRDO developed an advanced electronic warfare which gives the pilot an additional capability to modify the effect of defected radar. Which aircraft was it inducted in? View Explanation
(1)  Sukhoi 30 MKI
(2)  Mig 25
(3)  Tejas Pv1
(4)  Jaguar
(5)  None
127) What is the Tata Singapore airlines called, which made its maidan flight between Delhi and Mumbai? View Explanation
(1)  Kingfisher
(2)  Ferge
(3)  Vistara
(4)  Arhat
(5)  None
128) Consider the following statements about recent deal between India and Spain : 1. India and Spain have signed an agreement in areas of banking sector reform. 2. Both have signed an agreement on cooperation in areas of defence research, development and technology cooperation. Which of the following statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 or 2
(5)  Neither 1 and 2
129) Indian mobile marketing startup 'Zip Dial' was recently brought by a social networking site, zipdial platform gives information about business to users when they place a missed call. Which network has bought it? View Explanation
(1)  Facebook
(2)  Orkut
(3)  Oracle
(4)  Twitter
(5)  None
130) The Supreme Court gave its verdict on a person can be accorded Scheduled Caste States. Consider the following statements: 1. There must be absolutely clear-cut proof that he belongs to the caste that has been recognised by the Constitution. 2. There has been re-conversion to the original religion to which the parents and earlier generations had belonged. 3. There has to be evidence establishing the acceptance by community. Which of the above statements are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  Only 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
131) Which bank has introduced the nations first 'contactless' debit and credit cards? View Explanation
(1)  HDFC
(2)  IDBI
(3)  ICICI
(4)  SBI
(5)  None
132) The European Union had recently lifted its ban on a certain Indian product. Which product is it? View Explanation
(1)  Mango
(2)  Taro
(3)  Brinjal
(4)  Snake gourd
(5)  None
133) Which of the following world leaders have come to India after Narandra Modi has assumed the Chair of Indian Prime Minister? 1. Vietnam ,2. China, 3. Rusia,4. United States of America View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  All four
(4)  1, 2 and 4
(5)  None
134) Which leading Indian Mobile operator has tied up with China mobile, the world's largest telecom giant to work towards the growth of 2G eco-system? View Explanation
(1)  Vodafone
(2)  Bharti Airtel
(3)  Idea
(4)  Tata Docomo
(5)  None
135) How many member States have signed a Memorandum of Understandings to create an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank? View Explanation
(1)  25
(2)  20
(3)  21
(4)  30
(5)  None
136) The New Development Bank (NDB) and Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) are units of which regional cooperation organisation? View Explanation
(1)  ASEAN
(2)  SAARC
(3)  OPEC
(4)  BRIGS
(5)  None
137) The Union government in September, 2014 relaxed the import norms by allowing fumigation in India. This was done with regard to which product? View Explanation
(1)  Potato
(2)  Onion
(3)  Rice
(4)  Lentils
(5)  None
138) Wildlife SoS in collaboration with 'UP Forest Department and Archaeological Survey of India , (ASI) has launched Jackal Research and Translocation Project at Akbar's Tomb. Sikandra, Agra. The main aim of this project is View Explanation
(1)  to translocate all wild jackals in safer place where they can increase their number naturally
(2)  to translocate all wild jackals to protect the resident black buck
(3)  to translocate all wild jackals in a place where they can't enter in city
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
139) Wildlife SoS in collaboration with 'UP Forest Department and Archaeological Survey of India , (ASI) has launched Jackal Research and Translocation Project at Akbar's Tomb. Sikandra, Agra. The main aim of this project is View Explanation
(1)  to translocate all wild jackals in safer place where they can increase their number naturally
(2)  to translocate all wild jackals to protect the resident black buck
(3)  to translocate all wild jackals in a place where they can't enter in city
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
140) The 'Make in India' initiative by the Prime Minister Nerendra Modi aims to being 1. creating job opportunity. 2. service growth model to labours intensive, 3. attract foreign companies to invest and setup factories. 4. give take concessious in an effect to retain its manufacturing promoters. Which of the above mentioned statements are true? View Explanation
(1)  All of these
(2)  1, 2 and 3
(3)  2, 3 and 4
(4)  1, 3 and 4
(5)  None
141) With which of the following organisation forest department of India has signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) for the protection of Asiatic lion and its habitat in February 2015. View Explanation
(1)  Ulster Wildlife Trust
(2)  The Welsh Wildlife Trust
(3)  Zoological Society of London
(4)  The Woodland Trust
(5)  None
142) Who replaced whom as the Chairman and Managing Director of the Coal India Limited as an January 1, 2015? View Explanation
(1)  AK Dubey, S. Narsing Rao
(2)  AK Dubey, Anil Swaroop.
(3)  S. Bhattacharya, AK Dubey
(4)  S. Battancharya, Sanjay Srivastav
(5)  None
143) Nicaragua commenced the construction of the inter oceanic canal of 278 km length. It aims to revive the Panama's water way and revitalise the economy of Nicaragua. Which two water bodies are being linked? View Explanation
(1)  Pacific and Atlantic ocean
(2)  Pacific and South Pacific ocean
(3)  Atlantic and Arctic ocean
(4)  Atlantic and Indian ocean
(5)  None
144) From which of the following State four new fish species named Puntius nelsoni, Puntius nigronotus, Systomus chryseus and Systomus rufus have been discovered? View Explanation
(1)  Kerala
(2)  West Bengal
(3)  Odisha
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
145) Which organisation on November 10, 2014 extended their ban on deep sea shack fishing for at least another two years? View Explanation
(1)  United Nations
(2)  UNEP
(3)  European Union
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
146) Consider the following statements regarding 'Towards Zero Poaching in Asia' : 1. It is a title of a symposium which is a first of its kind anti-poaching symposium. 2. Thirteen Asian countries meet in Kathmandu for this symposium. 3. This symposium is aimed at promoting an operation to combat all type of poaching in Asia. Which of the above statements are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  1 and 3
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  1, 2 and 3
(5)  None
147) The first large scale deals of two experimental vaccine against Ebola in Monrovia in February, 2015. Manrovia is the capital of which ebola effected African country? View Explanation
(1)  Ghana
(2)  Kenya
(3)  Tanzania
(4)  Liberia
(5)  None
148) In an attempt to present genetic diseases being transferred from the parent to the child, the United Kingdom allowed for creation of babies from 3 people. What technique how been adopted? View Explanation
(1)  DNA sequencing
(2)  Gene doping
(3)  In vitro fertilization
(4)  Stem cell use
(5)  None
149) In an attempt to boost bilateral trade, China and Nepal have signed a currency expansion pact. Which statements are in accordance with the pact? 1. Boost investment ties 2. Use local currencies for border trade 3. Anti money laundering 4. Anti terrorism cooperation View Explanation
(1)  1, 2 and 3
(2)  1 and 3
(3)  All of these
(4)  2 and 3
(5)  None
150) On Febuary 21, 2015, 3rd Tortoise festival was organised in Asom at a place which is a unique and only tortoise habitat in Asom. The place is View Explanation
(1)  Chandubi Lake
(2)  Chapanala Lake
(3)  Hajong Lake
(4)  Bordoibaam Beelmukh Lake
(5)  None
151) Which nations are member states to the Eurasian Economic Union? View Explanation
(1)  Armenia, Belarus, Tajikistan, Russia
(2)  Armenia, Krygyztan, Tajikitsan, Russia
(3)  Russia, Krygyztan, Armeni,Kazakhstan
(4)  Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia
(5)  None
152) Consider the following statements: 1. Union government has merged Green India Mission (GIM) with the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme to increase forest cover. 2. By this afforestation, Forest works such as pre-plantation, planting, watering and pit ' digging will be undertaken in MGNREGA. 3. Fencing, plant support and protection activities, mulching, weeding and manuring the plants will be also undertaken. Which of the above statements are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
153) Prithvi is a surface to surface short range ballistic missile which has a strike range of 350 km. What has been reported as its Naval session? View Explanation
(1)  Prithvi Jal
(2)  Dhanush
(3)  Brahmos
(4)  Arjun
(5)  None
154) Space probe 'Beagle 2' has been found on the surface of Mars. 11 years after it was thought to be lost. It was originally launched in 2003 by View Explanation
(1)  Soviet Space Programme
(2)  NASA
(3)  European Space Agency
(4)  Japan Aerospace Corporation Agency
(5)  None
155) Consider the following statements regarding report 'Heat on Power' released by Centre of Science and Environment: 1. The report claims that Indian coal based thermal power plants are one of the most inefficient in the world. 2. The study on coal sector in India. which evaluates its environmental performance and compliance is done in every five years. 3. The study was conducted with an aim to give a clear picture of the environmental performance of the coal sector. 4. The study found that coal based power plants are not capable to meet power demand and there is need to build new plants. Which of the above statements are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  1 and 3
(3)  2, 3 and 4
(4)  1, 3 and 4
(5)  None
156) Named after the Roman God, 'Mars' is often described as the red planet. Why is the surface red. Which element dominates it to give reddish appearance? View Explanation
(1)  Benzene
(2)  Oxides of Nitrogen
(3)  Toluene 'e' Xyelene
(4)  Iron Oxide
(5)  None
157) Since 1986, two tropical cyclones had crossed Australia and first time they hit the Australia, Name of these two cyclones are View Explanation
(1)  Nathan and Pam
(2)  Vanatu and Pam
(3)  Marcia and Lam
(4)  Vanatu and Marcia
(5)  None
158) Human activity are shifting the National Carbon cycle by adding more carbon dioxide which element is used to connect the environments pollutant to a valuable organic compound? View Explanation
(1)  Ethanol
(2)  Compounds of N-butane series
(3)  Copper complex
(4)  Solutions of Potassium
(5)  None
159) Which was the first country in the world to approve the growth, sale and distribution of Marijuana. Which is the latest entry to decriminalise it. Identify the pair. View Explanation
(1)  Uruguay, Alaska
(2)  Colombia, Argentina
(3)  Mexico, Jamaica
(4)  Uruguay, Jamaica
(5)  None
160) What was the powerful cyclone named which divested the South pacific archi pelago of Vanuatu, Australia in 2015? View Explanation
(1)  Hind-Hind
(2)  Katrina
(3)  Phailin
(4)  Pam
(5)  None
161) Consider the following statements regarding Memorendum of Understandings (MoU) signed between government of Andhra Pradesh and International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) to boost sustainative forming in the State. 1. The ICRISAT will prepare a strategy paper for primary sector mission, hold research and development and establish site of learning in districts of Andhra Pradesh. 2. Quality Assurance System for Soil Analytical Laboratories will be developed. 3. Pilots sites will be established in 13 districts of State to educate farmers. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  1 and 2
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
162) Which State has launched 'Bhagyashree' scheme for girl child in March, 2015 with Indian actress Bhagyashree as the brand ambassador? View Explanation
(1)  Rajasthan
(2)  Haryana
(3)  Delhi
(4)  Maharashtra
(5)  None
163) Consider the following statements regarding SAPAR-Air, air quality checking mobile app : 1. SAFAR is an acronym for system of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research. 2. The app was launched by Ministry of Environment and Forest and solely run by National Informatics Centre. 3. The app will provide current data and a forecast for air quality in the user's current location through a colour coded system. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  1 and 2
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  2 and 3
(5)  None
164) Who was awarded the 'Oscar in Tourism Communication' 2015? View Explanation
(1)  Department of Tourism, Kerala
(2)  Spring Culture of China
(3)  Canadian Tourism
(4)  Snow Capped Sweden
(5)  None
165) Manik Sarkar has initiated North-East India's just Kisan Call Centre on March 9, 2015. Which State accommodates its seat? View Explanation
(1)  Tripura
(2)  Nagaland
(3)  Meghalaya
(4)  Asom
(5)  None
166) Saraswati Samman is an annual award for outstanding work in which discipline? View Explanation
(1)  Music
(2)  Sports
(3)  Architecture
(4)  Literature
(5)  None
167) Who authored the book 'Wills Book of Football'? View Explanation
(1)  Bacihung Bhutia
(2)  Diego Maradona
(3)  Lionell Messi
(4)  K. Bhaskaran
(5)  None
168) Which of the following is not a recommendation of High Level Committee (HLC) appointed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change to review environmental laws? View Explanation
(1)  The administrative structure fast track the environmental clearness for various industrial projects.
(2)  Making of a more industry-friendly administrative structure, which will benefit industries with a single window clearance system.
(3)  A greater role for the National Pollution Control Board and State Pollution Control Boards.
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
169) Who became the New Chairman of the National Book Trust (NET) on March 2, 2015 as appointed by Union Ministry of HRD? View Explanation
(1)  Jagmohan Dalmia
(2)  Anurag Thakur
(3)  AS Madhavan
(4)  Baldev Sharma
(5)  None
170) As per World Bank's recently released Report Building Resilience for sustainable development of Sunderbans environmental damage due to climate change hit the islands of Sunderbans costs about Rs.1290 crore each year. Which of the following is not a factor mentioned in the report for this loss? View Explanation
(1)  Cyclones
(2)  Health issues
(3)  Unsustainable fisheries
(4)  Infection in roots
(5)  None
171) In February, 2015, two beneficial algae species namely Ulva Paschima Bast and Cladophora Goensis Bast were discovered from the West Coast of India. Which of the following is not a characteristic of these algae species? View Explanation
(1)  These species have excellent carbon capture properties i.e. ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atomosphere.
(2)  Their cultivation is not going to cause any environmental harm and reduces the risk of bio-invasion in this region.
(3)  Both of them have medicinal properties and can be used in Pharmaceuticals.
(4)  both 1 and 2
(5)  None
172) Which Day in March is observed as the World Wildlife day? View Explanation
(1)  March 15
(2)  March 12
(3)  March 3
(4)  March 8
(5)  None
173) Consider the following statements regarding Assamese Dictionary for Science and Technology terms : 1. It is first Assamese Dictionary for Science and Technology terms. 2. This dictionary is prepared by the Asomiya Jatiya Abhidhan (AJA) Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
174) Santosh Tropy is an annual tournament in India. Which sport does it endorse? View Explanation
(1)  Badminton
(2)  Cricket
(3)  Football
(4)  Tennis
(5)  None
175) Who is the first and only batsman to score four consecutive hundreds in World Cup? View Explanation
(1)  Kumar Sangakkara
(2)  Sachin Tendulkar
(3)  Ricky Ppnting
(4)  Lance Klusener
(5)  None
176) Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal won his 65th career title by defeating View Explanation
(1)  Ivan Monaco
(2)  Tsong Ga
(3)  Roger Federer
(4)  Novak Djokovic
(5)  None
177) Social networking giant Facebook acquired shopping search engine to embrace e-commerce. What is the search engine called? View Explanation
(1)  FLIPKART
(2)  THE FIND
(3)  AMAZON
(4)  SAFARI
(5)  None
178) Which major port has signed an agreement with Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited for export of automobile port on March 3, 2015? View Explanation
(1)  Kamarajar Port
(2)  Kandla Port
(3)  Marmagao Port
(4)  Kochi Port
(5)  None
179) How many events in sports and disciplines features of 17th Asian Games? View Explanation
(1)  439 events in 36 sports
(2)  430 events in 56 sports
(3)  439 events in 26 sports
(4)  439 events in 46 sports
(5)  None
180) When was the 14th Finance Commission constituted and under whom? View Explanation
(1)  2012, YV Reddy
(2)  2014, YB Reddy
(3)  2013, KCPant
(4)  2014, YBChavan
(5)  None
181) Cementing its partnership with Seychelles, which of the following agreements have not been concluded? View Explanation
(1)  Cooperation in Hydrography
(2)  Renewable Energy
(3)  Infrastructure Development
(4)  Agreement on Visa and Customs
(5)  None
182) Consider the following statements regarding All India Senior Ranking Badminton tournament: 1. Vaishnavi Bhale has been given eighth seeding position in the tournament. 2. All India Senior Ranking Badminton tournament being played at Bareilly. Which of the above statements is/are correct? Code View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
183) Solar Impulse 2 is a revolutionary airplane. Which nations technology does it show/highlight? View Explanation
(1)  Japan
(2)  The USA
(3)  Switzerland
(4)  Germany
(5)  None
184) Name the cricketer who smashed quickest ODI hundred and also claimed three records in just one inning-fastest ODI fifty, fastest hundred and maximum sixes. View Explanation
(1)  Corey Anderson
(2)  AB de Villiers
(3)  Sanath Jayasuriya
(4)  Shahid Afridi
(5)  None
185) Which of the following are the consequences of land acquisition? 1. Marginalisation 2. Landlessness 3. Food insecurity 4. Increased morality Code View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 3
(3)  Only 2
(4)  1, 2 and 3
(5)  None
186) Consider the following statements with respect to Pharnia Jan Samadhan Scheme : 1. The Union Ministery of Health and Family Welfare launched the Phaima Jan Samadhan Scheme. 2. The Pharma Jan Samadhan Scheme will put in place a speedy and effective complaint redressed system. 3. It will provide consumers will an online facility to redress their complaints relating to over-pricing of medicines. Which of the above statements are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 3
(2)  1 and 2
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
187) Land Acquisition in India is currently governed by View Explanation
(1)  Right to Fair Compensation; Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013.
(2)  Land Acquisition of 1984.
(3)  Article-19 (Protection of Certain Rights)
(4)  CARR Act 2013
(5)  None
188) With the recent India-Sri Lanka Civil Nuclear Agreement consider the following : 1. India and Sri Lanka on February 16, 2015 inked Civil Nuclear Agreement. 2. There are three other agreements, on agricultural cooperation, a Memorandum of Understandings Nalanda University and agreement on cultural cooperation. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  All of the above
(5)  Neither 1 and 2
189) Australian researchers unveiled the world's first 3D-Printed Jet Engine. This is first of its kind 3D-Printed Engine. 1. The jet engine was created using innovative additive manufacturing technique. 2. High Powered laser of fuse powered nickel titanium or aluminium into the shape of object. 3. The engine will help engineers in making and testing parts of jet engines in days instead of months. Which of the following statements are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1, 2 and 3
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  1 and 3
(5)  None
190) World No.3 Sania Nehwal clost to world No.6 Carolina Marin in the All England Badminton Championships final on March 8, 2015. Who is the coach of Saina Nehwal? View Explanation
(1)  Pullela Gopichand
(2)  Prakash Padukone
(3)  khasyap
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
191) Who won the 69th edition of Santosh Trophy of football which is also called Senior National Football Championship on March 15, 2015 at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana defeating Punjab? View Explanation
(1)  Services
(2)  Railways
(3)  Karnataka
(4)  Chennai
(5)  None
192) In the recent times, with increased use of internet all over the world, the principles of net neutrality' have gained significance. Consider the following statements : 1. 'Net . Neutrality implies providing internet access to all sections of population without discriminating between rich and poor. 2. It encourages governements to provide free internet to weaker sections so as to enhance their human potential through the medium of internet. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
193) Consider the following statement about portal 'Madad' : 1. The portal 'Madad' was launched by the Ministry of External Affairs. 2. It is for Indian citizen living abroad, will now be able to file consular grievances online. 3. The pilot project for the system was started will ten countries. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  All the these
(5)  None
194) Karnataka cinched their eighth Ranji Trophy title on March 12, 2015. Who was adjusted Man of the Match? View Explanation
(1)  Karan Nair
(2)  R. Vinay Kumar
(3)  Abhinav Mukund
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
195) Farmers open to 'Khet Heen Kisan' initiative, consider the following statement: 1. This scheme is for the financial assistance to those farmers who do not own their lands. 2. Organising farmers into groups and extending financial assistance to them through NABARD. 3. Under this scheme government provide land to the landless people for a certain time period. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
196) The government of Canada announced an anti-terror law criminalising public terror threats and giving more teeth to Canadian Security Intelligence Services on January 30, 2015. 1. The Penalty for giving public threat will be a maximum of five years in prison. 2. Authorities will be able to remove terror related material from any Canadian Website. 3. At allones anyone suspected of being involved in a terror plot to be detained without change for up to seven days from the present three days. Which of the following statements are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  1, 2 and 3
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
197) National Green Tribunal issued the WHIP on vintage cars, consider the following : 1. The NOT has directed that no such car would be permitted to play on the roads of Delhi which were more than 15 years old. 2. Justice Swatantra Kumar is the Chairman of NGT. 3. National Green Tribunal has issued whip in setback to connoisseurs of vintage cars. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  Only 3
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  1, 2 and 3
(5)  None
198) The third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held in Sendai city, Myagi prefecture Japan from March 14 to 18, 2015. The objections of the conference are 1. To complete assessment and review of the implementation of the hyogo framework for action. 2. To adopt a post 2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. 3. To determine modalities to periodically review the implementation of a past 2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. Which of the following statements are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1, 2 and 3
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
199) What is the theme of 13th Russia-India-China (RIC) meeting held in Beijing? View Explanation
(1)  International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings
(2)  International Convention for the Suppression of the Financial of Terrorism
(3)  International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism
(4)  Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism
(5)  None
200) Consider the following statements about Joint Trade Committee JTC) meeting : 1. The 5th India Myanmar Joint Trade Committee meeting was held in Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar. 2. It aim to promote bilateral trade, India offered to support subsidised direct shipping links between the two countries. 3. Both sides also agreed to meet more often to ensure enhancement of bilateral trade. Which of the above statements are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 3
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
201) United Kingdom have voted on February 3, 2015 in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one men. By this UK became the 1st country in the world to introduce three parent baby. 1. This technique will help is stopping genetic disease being passed from a mother to her child. 2. This technique uses a modified version of in vitro fertilization to combine the DNA of the two presents. 3. Defective Mitochondria can also use in three parent baby process. Which of the following statements are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 3
(2)  1 and 2
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
202) Land Acquisition Bill consider the following statements : 1. Land Acquisition Bill was passed from Rajya Sabha and introduced in the Lok Sabha. 2. Land Acquisition in India is correctly governed by the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabiliation Act, 2013. 3. The Bill creates five special categories of land use-defence, rural infrastructures, affordable housing, industrial corridors, etc. Which of the above statements are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 3
(2)  Only 3
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
203) Nafea Faa Ipripo (when will you Marry) is a painting of two Tahitian girls has been sold to a museum in Qatar for $ 300 million on February 6, 2015. 1. It's the most expensive work of art ever sold painted by the french artist. 2. It was painted in 1892 and had been owned by Rudolf Staechelin, a collector from Basel. 3. It reflects the two women talking to each other and a man offering them something. Which of the following statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)   Only 3
(3)  Only 2
(4)  both 1 and 2
(5)  None
204) Consider the following statements about AERO India 2015 (Make in India to Defence): 1. The tenth edition of Aero India was held at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru. 2. The small and medium scale industries are also meant to benefit from being part of global supply chain by providing cost effective engineering solutions to global players. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
205) Consider the following statements : 1. The United Nations Security Council was adopted a Resolution 2201 to resolve the political and security crisis in Yemen on February 16, 2015. 2. The UNSC asked to withdraw of Shia Houthi rebel forces from Yemen's government institutions in its capital Sana immediately and unconditionally. 3. It also demanded the release of President Mansour Hadi and his Cabinet from house arrest, and urged Houthi rebels to engage in. good faith. Which of the following statements are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 3
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1, 2 and 3
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
206) Consider the following statements about Delhi Sustainable Development Summit: 1. The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2015, focused an sustainable development goals and dealing with climate change. 2. It is an annual summit organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) New Delhi. 3. The DSDS 2015 also presented llth sustainable development leadership award to Jose Manuel Durao Barroso. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
207) Russia signed an agreement with Cyprus on February 25, 2015 in Moscow, which facilitates Russian Military Ships. 1. The deal needed for heightened tensions between the Kremlin and the West over Russia. 2. By building up base in Cyprus, Russia will replace its search for base in Mediterranean. 3. The deal worked the 1st time this arrangement was formalised into a separate agreement. Which of the following statements are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 3
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1, 2 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
208) Consider the following statements: 1. Indian Railways signed an MoU with State run Life Insurance Corporation (LIC). 2. It is for raising Rs.1.5 lakh crore for financing its capacity augmentation project on March 11, 2015. 3. There would be a ten year moratorium in interest and loan repayment. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  Only 3
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
209) South Asian women were selected for the Prestigious International Women of Courage Award for the year 2015 given by the US Secretary of State on March 3, 2015. 1. They were among the 10 extra-ordinary women selected from 10 countries for the award. 2. Niloofar Rahmani who received this award was from Afgahinstan. 3. They received the award in the presence of first lady of the US Michelle Obama in Washington. Which of the following statements are correct? View Explanation
(1)  2 and 3
(2)  1 and 2
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  1, 2 and 3
(5)  None
210) Kshatrapati Shivaji was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (MD) of View Explanation
(1)  IDBI
(2)  SIDBI
(3)  ICICI
(4)  NHB
(5)  None
211) Prime Minister of India first toured to the island country on March 13, 2015. The visit to Sri Lanka is the first stand alone bilateral tour by an Indian Prime Minister since 1987. 1. India stands ready to help Trincomalee become a petroleum hub and provide a fresh line of credit of up $ 318 million for the railways sector in Lanka. 2. Reserve Bank of India and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka have agreed to enter into a currency map agreement of $ 1.5 billion to help keep the Sri Lanka rupee stable. Which of the following statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
212) The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi launched 'Soil Health Card' Scheme from Suratgarh in View Explanation
(1)  Rajasthan
(2)  Haryana
(3)  Madhya Pradesh
(4)  Uttar Pradesh
(5)  None
213) India with Mauritius signed an MoU for the improvement in sea and air transportation facilities at Agalega Island. 1. This part provides for 'setting up and upgradation of infrastructure for improving sea and air connectivity at the outer island of Mauritius. 2. It will enhance the capabilities of the Mauritian Defence Force. 3. Agalega, located 1100 km North of Mauritius is spread over 70 sq km and is closer to India Southern Coast. Which of the following are correct statements is/ are correct?View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1, 2 and 3
(4)  both 1 and 2
(5)  None
214) The book 'Fragile Frontiers : The Secret History of Mumbai Terror Attacks' related to View Explanation
(1)  terrorism in South Asia
(2)  2008 Mumbai attacks
(3)  the duplicitous terror policy of the United States
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
215) Prime Minister of India visited Seychelles in 34 years. He signed name important agreements with the Indian ocean island nation. Important points of cooperation are 1. To boost security and maritime partnership. 2. Corporation in hydrology. 3. Renewable energy. 4. Joint defense exercises. Code View Explanation
(1)  1, 2 and 3
(2)  1, 3 and 4
(3)  2, 3 and 4
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
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