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1) _ __emerged as the highest bidder in the spectrum auction, which concluded on 25 Mar. View Explanation
(1)  Idea Cellular
(2)  Vodafone
(3)  BhartiAirtel
(4)  Reliance Communication
(5)  None
2) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) determines which of the following? View Explanation
(1)  Dearness allowance of govt employees
(2)  Rate of inflation
(3)  Rent for safe deposit box
(4)  Statutory Liquidity Ratio
(5)  All the above
3) Which of the following banks is all set to become the first in the country and among the few in the world to deploy voice-recognition technology for biometric authentication? View Explanation
(1)  Axis Bank
(2)  HDFC Bank
(3)  Yes Bank
(4)  ICICI Bank
(5)  SBI
4) Who among the following has been elected as the President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the year 2015-16? View Explanation
(1)  Naushad Forbes
(2)  Shobana Kamineni
(3)  Ajay Shriram
(4)  Sumit Mazumder
(5)  None
5) Malli Mastan Babu, who was found dead recently, was a/an View Explanation
(1)  detective agent
(2)  journal 1st
(3)  mountaineer
(4)  IAS officer
(5)  religious preacher
6) Name the cricketer who led Australia to victory in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup final and retired from GDIs after the match with a sparkling 74 from 72 balls. View Explanation
(1)  Phillip Hughes
(2)  Shane Watson
(3)  David Warner
(4)  Michael Clarke
(5)  Steve Smith
7) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced its first bi-monthly monetary policy review of the current financial year on 7 Apr. What arc the repo rate and the cash reserve ratio (CRR) after the current policy review? View Explanation
(1)  7.5% and 4%
(2)  7.25% and 4%
(3)  7.5% and 3.75%
(4)  7.25% and 3.75%
(5)  None
8) What is India's ranking in the 2015 FM Global Resilience Index on business resilience of nations based on economic, risk quality and supply chain factors? View Explanation
(1)  115th
(2)  113th
(3)  127th
(4)  119th
(5)  107th
9) Which of the following is a feature of credit card issued by financial institutions? View Explanation
(1)  No bad loan for banks
(2)  Interest-free credit for a fixed period
(3)  Can be used in the same-bank ATMs only
(4)  No interest earning for banks
(5)  None
10) The Centre has released what amount to the states for 2015-16 as the first installment of devolution as recommended by the 14th Finance Commission (FFC)? View Explanation
(1)  Rs. 23,342cr
(2)  Rs. 28,024cr
(3)  Rs. 37,420cr
(4)  Rs. 42,370cr
(5)  None
11) The Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on 4 Apr launched the 'Give It Up' movement in Karnataka. The movement appeals rich people to voluntarily give up View Explanation
(1)  smoking
(2)  giving/taking bribe
(3)  concessional rail tickets
(4)  subsidy on LPG cylinders
(5)  None
12) According to the data provided by the RBI to the Finance Ministry, which of the following banks tops the list with highest NPAs among PSU banks as on Dec 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Punjab National Bank
(2)  Punjab & Sind Bank
(3)  Central Bank of India
(4)  United Bank of India
(5)  State Bank of India
13) Pedro Cateriano Bellido was appointed as the seventh Prime Minister of which of the following countries on 2 Apr2015? View Explanation
(1)  Peru
(2)  Bolivia
(3)  Ecuador
(4)  Cuba
(5)  Singapore
14) The RBI signed a USD 400-mn currency swap agreement with the central bank of which of the following SAARC countries recently? View Explanation
(1)  Afghanistan
(2)  Sri Lanka
(3)  Bhutan
(4)  Bangladesh
(5)  None
15) The govt on 1 Apr launched FAME India scheme that envisages providing Rs. 795 cr support till 2020 for electric and hybrid vehicles. What does letter 'A' denote in the term FAME? View Explanation
(1)  Accreditation
(2)  Adoption
(3)  Approval
(4)  Acquisition
(5)  Access
16) The govt is contemplating tariff rationalisation to raise India's share in global trade to 3.5 per cent by 2020. What is India's share in the global trade at present? View Explanation
(1)  1 per cent
(2)  1.5 per cent
(3)  2 per cent
(4)  2.5 per cent
(5)  3 per cent
17) Banks cannot use which of the following as a source of fund for the purpose of lending? View Explanation
(1)  Their cash reserves with the RBI
(2)  Shareholders' Capital
(3)  Credit from the RBI
(4)  Deposits
(5)  None
18) The Union Cabinet has approved the Real Estate Development and Regulation Bill. Which of the following is correct regarding the Bill? View Explanation
(1)  It will make way for setting up of a regulator for real-estate sector.
(2)  It will not apply on commercial Real Estate.
(3)  It allows promoters to change plans and structural designs without the consent of consumers of a project.
(4)  All the above
(5)  Only 1) and 3)
19) Which of the following is the name of a popular debit card scheme? View Explanation
(1)  CIBIL
(2)  RuPay
(3)  MUDRA
(4)  Saral
(5)  PRAGATI
20) The OFS is a mechanism which enables promoters to dilute their holdings in listed companies in a transparent manner. The term OFS stands for View Explanation
(1)  Offer For Subscription
(2)  Open For Sale
(3)  Offer For Sale
(4)  Open For Subscription
(5)  None
21) Who among the following has been appointed as the first cyber security chief of the country? The govt has created the position under the Prime Minister's Office. View Explanation
(1)  Kris Gopalakrishnan
(2)  Vishal Sikka
(3)  Gulshan Rai
(4)  R Chandrasekaran
(5)  NR Narayana Murthy
22) The Earth Hour 2015 was observed across the world on which of the following dates recently? It is observed to create awareness for climate change. View Explanation
(1)  21 Mar
(2)  22 Mar
(3)  28 Mar
(4)  31 Mar
(5)  2 Apr
23) A minor planet (4538) in the outer space has been named by the Minor Planet Center of NASA in the name of an Indian sportsperson. Name the sports person. View Explanation
(1)  Sachin Tendulkar
(2)  Vishwanathan Anand
(3)  PT Usha
(4)  MC Mary Kom
(5)  None
24) Which of the following banks, promoted by the govt, is going to after loan products named 'Shishu', 'Kishor' and 'Tarun' to small/micro entrepreneurs? View Explanation
(1)  SIDBI
(2)  SBI
(3)  PNB
(4)  MUDRA
(5)  IDBI
25) As many as nine agricultural produces of Northeast India have been accorded geographical indication (GI) registry. These products do not include View Explanation
(1)  Assam Tezpur Petha
(2)  Mizoram Bird Eye Chilly
(3)  Tripura Queen Pineapple
(4)  Arunachal Orange
(5)  Nagaland Tree Tomato
26) Pakistan has emerged as the world's eighth most dangerous country in the Intel Center's 'Country Threat Index (CTI)' for 2015. The list is topped by View Explanation
(1)  Yemen
(2)  Libya
(3)  Syria
(4)  Somalia
(5)  Iraq
27) When used in banking/financial field, the term LAF means View Explanation
(1)  Liability Adjustment Facility
(2)  Liquidity Adjustment Facility
(3)  Loan Adjustment Facility
(4)  Leverage Adjustment Facility
(5)  None
28) The recommendations of the PJ Nayak Committee are associated with which of the following? View Explanation
(1)  Governance of Boards of Banks in India
(2)  Customer service in banks
(3)  Dealing with NPAs
(4)  Setting up Small and Payment banks
(5)  None
29) Which of the following types of banks in India does not completely come under the control of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? View Explanation
(1)  State Bank of India
(2)  Private sector banks
(3)  Foreign banks
(4)  Regional Rural Banks
(5)  Co-operative banks
30) The Ministry of Railways has decided to constitute a Committee to review the existing Public Private Partnership (PPP) Cell in the Railway Board. The Committee will be headed by View Explanation
(1)  RP Singh
(2)  Ajay Shankar
(3)  Saurabh Chandra
(4)  Amitabh Kant
(5)  None
31) The ownership of the public sector banks (PSBs) rests View Explanation
(1)  completely with the Govt of India
(2)  jointly with the Govt of India and state govts
(3)  completely with shareholders
(4)  jointly with the Govt of India and the RBI
(5)  jointly with the Govt of India and the shareholders
32) Novelist Akhil Sharma's 20,14 novel has won the Folio Prize 2015. What is the title of his novel? View Explanation
(1)  Family Life
(2)  An Obedient Father
(3)  The Little Stranger
(4)  The Lives of Others
(5)  The Accidental
33) Which of the following states has become the first state in the country to fix a minimum educational qualification for contesting elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions? View Explanation
(1)  Madhya Pradesh
(2)  Rajasthan
(3)  Gujarat
(4)  Maharashtra
(5)  West Bengal
34) PM Narendra Modi launched MUDRA Bank on 8 Apr. Which of the following is NOT true about the MUDRA Bank? View Explanation
(1)  It will provide credit of up to Rs. 10 lakh to small entrepreneurs.
(2)  It will act as a regulator for Micro-Finance Institutions (MFIs).
(3)  It will have a corpus of Rs. 20,000cr.
(4)  It will have a credit guarantee corpus of Rs. 3,000 cr.
(5)  None
35) Name the noted Hindi poet who on 24 Mar was awarded with first National Kavi Pradeep Samman by the Madhya Pradesh govt? View Explanation
(1)  Govind Mishra
(2)  Veerappa Moily
(3)  Gopaldas Neeraj
(4)  Sugathakumari
(5)  Kamal Kishore Goycnka
36) The Central Govt on 8 Apr divested five per cent stake in which of the following PSUs to mop Rs. 1,550 cr? View Explanation
(1)  HMT
(2)  Scooters India Limited
(3)  Engineers India Limited (EIL)
(4)  Rural Electrification Corporation (REC)
(5)  None
37) The 6,000-MW Mithivirdi Nuclear Power Plant has got coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) nod from the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change. This plant is located in View Explanation
(1)  TamilNadu
(2)  Andhra Pradesh
(3)  Madhya Pradesh
(4)  Uttar Pradesh
(5)  Gujarat
38) The women's doubles title of the Miami Masters 2015 has been won by View Explanation
(1)  Hsieh Su-wei and Flavia Pennetta
(2)  Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina
(3)  Peng Shuai and Lucie Safarova
(4)  Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis
(5)  None
39) A special court in Hyderabad awarded B Ramalinga Raju and others a seven-year jail term in the Satyam Computer Services multi-crore accounting fraud case. The scam-hit Satyam Computer was acquired by View Explanation
(1)  Infosys
(2)  Wipro
(3)  TCS
(4)  Tech Mahindra
(5)  HCL
40) Which of the following statements is NOT correct with respect to Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme? View Explanation
(1)  It will earn an interest rate of 9.2 per cent for 2015-16.
(2)  Half of the fund can be withdrawn for girl's higher education and marriage after the girl attains 18 years of age.
(3)  An account can be opened in the name of a girl child of up to 10 years old.
(4)  The scheme would mature on completion of 25 years from the date of opening of the account.
(5)  Deposits can be made till completion of 14 years of the girl.
41) The Cabinet Ministers for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs in the Union Council of Ministers is View Explanation
(1)  D V Sadananda Gowda
(2)  Anant Geete
(3)  Rajnath Singh
(4)  Venkaiah Naidu
(5)  Nitin Gadkari
42) World Cancer Day is observed every year on View Explanation
(1)  14th October
(2)  4th February
(3)  14th September
(4)  4th March
(5)  14th December
43) As per the news published in financial newspapers, the govt has scaled the steep fiscal-deficit target set for 2014-15. The fiscal-deficit target set for 2014-15 was_______of gross domestic product. View Explanation
(1)  3.9 per cent
(2)  3.6 per cent
(3)  4.1 per cent
(4)  4.3 per cent
(5)  None
44) Capital Market in India is controlled by which of the following ? View Explanation
(1)  MRTP
(2)  SEBI
(3)  IRDA
(4)  RBI
(5)  FEMA
45) Name the veteran Hindi film actor who has been named for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award recently. View Explanation
(1)  Manoj Kumar
(2)  Dharmendra
(3)  Amitabh Bachchan
(4)  Shashi Kapoor
(5)  Rishi Kapoor
46) In International Banking terms, 'appreciation" of rupee means View Explanation
(1)  Excess of exports over imports
(2)  Purchasing power of rupee has come down
(3)  Availability of less foreign currency vis-a-vis rupee
(4)  Excess of imports over exports
(5)  Availability of more foreign currency vis-a-vis rupee
47) Who among the following has won the Best Director award at the 62nd National Film Awards? View Explanation
(1)  Vikas Bahl (Queen)
(2)  Srijit Mukherji (Chotushkone)
(3)  Vishal Bhardwaj (Haider)
(4)  Omung Kumar (Mary Koiri)
(5)  None
48) The book Wandering in Many Worlds is the autobiography of which eminent jurist and former Supreme court Judge? View Explanation
(1)  Justice VR Krishna Iyer
(2)  Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah
(3)  Justice Altamas Kabir
(4)  Justice RM Lodha
(5)  Justice P Sathasivam
49) The govt on 1 Mar unveiled its Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) for 2015-2020. The FTP seeks to strengthen merchandise and services exports with a targeted value of_ _by 2020. View Explanation
(1)  USD500bn
(2)  USD 600 bn
(3)  USD 700 bn
(4)  USD 900 bn
(5)  None
50) Which of the following is not a Banking Organisation? View Explanation
(1)  ICICI PRUDENTIAL
(2)  AXIS BANK
(3)  KOTAK MAHINDRA
(4)  ICICI BANK
(5)  HDFC BANK
51) Which of the following is NOT a commercial bank operating in India as of now? View Explanation
(1)  Federal Bank
(2)  Royal Bank of Scotland
(3)  Catholic Syrian Bank
(4)  South Indian Bank
(5)  None
52) Who amongst the following is the chairperson of the newly conducted 'NITI Aayog' ? View Explanation
(1)  Prime Minister of India
(2)  President of India
(3)  Vice President of India
(4)  Finance Minister of India
(5)  Other than those given as options
53) Which of the following is/are allowed in 'small accounts' opened with banks? View Explanation
(1)  Withdrawal and transfers up to Rs. 10,000 in a month
(2)  Credit of foreign remittances
(3)  Total credits in one year up to Rs. 1,00,000
(4)  All the above
(5)  Only 1) and 3)
54) The term 'CASA' is used in which of the following industries ? View Explanation
(1)  Machine Manufacturing
(2)  Travel and tourism
(3)  Textile Industry
(4)  Software Industry
(5)  Banking and Finance
55) Who among the following was appointed the first governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? View Explanation
(1)  Sukumar Sen
(2)  RK Shanmukham Chetty
(3)  CD Deshmukh
(4)  Sir Osborne Smith
(5)  Benegal Rama Rau
56) A non-performing asset in Banking Business means (A) A fixed asset of bank that has not been utilised (B) A portion of deposits not utilised (C) A loan asset on which interest and/or instalments remain 'past due' View Explanation
(1)  Only(C)
(2)  Only (A)
(3)  Only (B)
(4)  Only (B) & (C)
(5)  Only(A)&(C)
57) Drawing on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' call, a programme called "Great Collaborations' has recently been announced by View Explanation
(1)  Russia
(2)  China
(3)  United Kingdom
(4)  France
(5)  Germany
58) Which of the following is NOT correct about DigiLocker, an online system launched by the govt? View Explanation
(1)  To sign-up for the Digi Locker, you need to have an Aadhaar and mobile number.
(2)  It securely stores documents online.
(3)  Apart from e-documents, DigiLocker can store Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) link of e- documents issued by various issuer departments.
(4)  At present, the digital locker gives 10 GB of free space for individuals to store documents.
(5)  None
59) 'Fort Aguada', constructed in 1613, is situated in the Indian state of View Explanation
(1)  Gujarat
(2)  Tamil Nadu
(3)  Kerala
(4)  Maharashtra
(5)  Goa
60) 'Confucius Peace Prize 2014', China's version of the Nobel Peace Prize has recently been awarded to View Explanation
(1)  Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
(2)  South Korean President Park Geun-Hye
(3)  Cuban leader Fidel Castro
(4)  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
(5)  US President Barack Obama
61) The Indian Railways has launched pre-paid RuPay debit card for ticket bookings and purchasing on IRCTC site. This pre-paid card has been launched in association with View Explanation
(1)  State Bank of India
(2)  Bank of India
(3)  Bank of Baroda
(4)  Union Bank of India
(5)  Central Bank of India
62) The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) is an agency of the United Nations that leads International efforts to defeat hunger. Its headquarters are located in View Explanation
(1)  Washington DC, USA
(2)  Rome, Italy
(3)  Quebec, Canada
(4)  New York, US A
(5)  Paris, France
63) Which of the following films has won the Best Popular Film for Providing Wholesome Entertainment award at the 62nd National Film Awards? View Explanation
(1)  Court
(2)  Chotushkone
(3)  Mary Kom
(4)  Jaoar Majhe
(5)  Jigarthanda
64) The abbreviation 'PETA' stands for View Explanation
(1)  Populace for Ethical Threat to Animals
(2)  Principles for Ethical Treatment to Animals
(3)  Public for Exchange of Timid Animals
(4)  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
(5)  Public for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
65) SDR is an international reserve asset created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries' official reserves. The term SDR stands for View Explanation
(1)  Structured Drawing Rights
(2)  Special Drawing Rights
(3)  Segregated Drawing Rights
(4)  Special Drawing Resolution
(5)  None
66) Bank Holidays are covered by which of the following? View Explanation
(1)  As per the order of the GOI
(2)  As per the orders of the IBA
(3)  Negotiable Instruments Act
(4)  Other than those given as options
(5)  RBI Act
67) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) acted as the central bank of which of the following countries up to Apr 1947? View Explanation
(1)  Pakistan
(2)  Sri Lanka
(3)  Bhutan
(4)  Nepal
(5)  Burma (Myanmar)
68) The Federal Capital of the 'Federative Republic of Brazil'is View Explanation
(1)  Brasilia
(2)  Fortaleza
(3)  Salvador
(4)  Sao Paulo
(5)  Rio de Janeiro
69) The Supreme Court on 24 Mar ruled which of the following sections of the Information Technology Act as unconstitutional in its entirety? View Explanation
(1)  56A
(2)  63A
(3)  65A
(4)  66A
(5)  67A
70) Ending over 50 years of hostilities, the United States has recently decided to normalise its relations and to re-establish diplomatic relations with View Explanation
(1)  Iraq
(2)  Russia
(3)  Syria
(4)  Cuba
(5)  China
71) Name the player who made the highest score in World Cup history with 237 not out against West Indies in the quarter finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. View Explanation
(1)  Daniel Vettori
(2)  Ross Taylor
(3)  Brendon McCullum
(4)  AB de Villiers
(5)  Martin Guptill
72) According to a study conducted by PHD Chamber of Commerce, the country that emerged as the biggest trading partner of India in the year 2013-14 was View Explanation
(1)  USA
(2)  China
(3)  Singapore
(4)  Germany
(5)  Saudi Arabia
73) Which of the following institutions was set up on the basis of the recommendations of the Hilton Young Commission? View Explanation
(1)  SEBI
(2)  RBI
(3)  SBI
(4)  CBI
(5)  Supreme Court
74) According to a report titled 'Mobile Internet in India 2014' released by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IMAI) & IMA International, the mobile internet users in India in December 2014 were around View Explanation
(1)  273million
(2)  117million
(3)  300million
(4)  173 million
(5)  197 million
75) The Reserve Bank of India turned 80 recently. It started its operations as a shareholders' bank in 1935 on View Explanation
(1)  30 Mar
(2)  31 Mar
(3)  1 Apr
(4)  2 Apr
(5)  1 May
76) 'Laishram Sarita Devi' is associated with which of the following ? View Explanation
(1)  Boxing
(2)  Golf
(3)  Skating
(4)  Swimming
(5)  Foot ball
77) The Central Office of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was initially established in----------but was permanently moved to Mumbai in 1937. View Explanation
(1)  Calcutta
(2)  Madras
(3)  Hyderabad
(4)  New Delhi
(5)  Kanpur
78) The 2014-15 Indian Federation Cup, also called the Hero Federation Cup has been won by View Explanation
(1)  Bengaluru Football Club
(2)  Mumbai Football Club
(3)  East Bengal Football club
(4)  Mohan Bagan Athletic Club
(5)  Footbal Club de Goa
79) Which of the following two countries primarily hold the Malabar Naval Exercise? View Explanation
(1)  India and China
(2)  India and US
(3)  India and Nepal
(4)  India and Sri Lanka
(5)  None
80) Which of the following is not an Indian credit rating agency ? View Explanation
(1)  ICRA
(2)  CARE
(3)  SMERA
(4)  CRISIL
(5)  Standard & Poor
81) The Food Processing Ministry allocated 17 mega food parks to states and pvt firms across the country recently. The present Union Food Processing Minister is View Explanation
(1)  Harsimrat Kaur Badal
(2)  Ramvilas Paswan
(3)  Ashok Gajapathi Raju
(4)  Chaudhary Birender Singh
(5)  Narendra Singh Tomar
82) The year 2015 is being observed as the International year of Light and Light-Based Technologies at the initiative of View Explanation
(1)  United Nations Organization (UNO)
(2)  International Energy Forum (IEF)
(3)  Global Environment facility (GEF)
(4)  World Trade Organization (WTO)
(5)  International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
83) The govt will raise a record amount over next 12 years in the biggest and the fiercest auction of telecom spectrum so far that ended on 25 Mar. The amount the govt is expected to receive is View Explanation
(1)  Rs. 82,395cr
(2)  Rs. 109,874cr
(3)  Rs. 112,470cr
(4)  Rs. 118,748cr
(5)  Rs. 106,000 cr
84) A Committee set up by the Central Government recently has suggested that the Sick Public Sector undertakings could be revived with the help of cash-rich PSUs. The Committee was headed by View Explanation
(1)  Rajeev Maharishi
(2)  Arvind Mayaram
(3)  Arup Roy Choudhury
(4)  Bibek Debroy
(5)  Arvind Bhatnagar
85) The RBI on 1 Mar approved the merger of which of the following banks with the Kotak Mahindra Bank which will create the fourth largest private sector lender in the country? View Explanation
(1)  Federal Bank
(2)  Yes Bank
(3)  ING Vysya Bank
(4)  Induslnd Bank
(5)  None
86) Which of the following is correct in respect of the International Monetary Fund? View Explanation
(1)  It can lend to any country
(2)  It lends only to the central bank of the country.
(3)  It lends only to developing countries.
(4)  It lends only to member countries.
(5)  It lends only to developed countries.
87) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was nationalised in View Explanation
(1)  1947
(2)  1948
(3)  1949
(4)  1951
(5)  1952
88) Who was declared the 'man of the tournament' in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup won by Australia? View Explanation
(1)  Mitchell Starc
(2)  AB de Villiers
(3)  Shane Watson
(4)  Shikhar Dhawan
(5)  James Faulkner
89) India's latest Communication Satellite GSAT-16 has recently been placed in orbit from the space port of Kourou in French Guiana. GSAT-16 has a designated on-orbit operational life of View Explanation
(1)  Twenty years
(2)  Twelve years
(3)  Fifteen years
(4)  Ten years
(5)  Twenty five years
90) India and Qatar signed six agreements to strengthen bilateral ties recently. Which of the following is NOT among them? View Explanation
(1)  Transfer of Sentenced Persons
(2)  Cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technology
(3)  Leasing an island to India for infrastructure development
(4)  Cooperation in the field of Radio and Television
(5)  Mutual Cooperation and Exchange of News
91) Dandi Kutir, a museum on the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi, has recently been opened in View Explanation
(1)  Raj kot, Gujarat
(2)  Gandhinagar, Gujarat
(3)  Durban, South Africa
(4)  Wardha, Maharashtra
(5)  None
92) Sania Mirza lifted the women's doubles trophy of the Indian Wells Open tennis tournament at California recently with her partner View Explanation
(1)  Elena Vesnina
(2)  Sara Errani
(3)  Martina Hingis
(4)  Cara Black
(5)  Roberta Vinci
93) The International Boundary between 'United States of America' and 'Canada' is often referred to as View Explanation
(1)  23rd Parallel
(2)  49th Parallel
(3)  45th Parallel
(4)  31 st Parallel
(5)  37th Parallel
94) India's economy will grow at what per cent during 2015-16 as projected by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)? View Explanation
(1)  7.8 per cent
(2)  8.1 per cent
(3)  8.5 per cent
(4)  7.2 per cent
(5)  6.8 per cent
95) Haryana has the worst male-female ratio among all states. As per 2011 census, the number of females per 1000 males in Haryana in 2011 stood at View Explanation
(1)  799 females against 1000 males
(2)  877 females against 1000 males
(3)  979 females against 1000 males
(4)  939 females against 1000 males
(5)  959 females against 1000 males
96) In Nov 2014, RBI had asked banks to follow from Apr 1, 2015 some new norms. Which of the following is one of them? View Explanation
(1)  Imposing a penalty proportionate to the shortfall in minimum balance in the account
(2)  Informing the account holder through email/SMS of imminent charges when the balance requirement is breached
(3)  Banks are barred from creating negative balances by imposing charges on the grounds that charges will be deducted from future deposits.
(4)  All the above
(5)  None
97) Which of the following is the only cricket team to win the ICC Cricket World Cup five times so far? View Explanation
(1)  West Indies
(2)  Australia
(3)  India
(4)  Sri Lanka
(5)  England
98) Which of the following is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America and is generally considered as the largest freshwater lake in the World in terms of surface area? View Explanation
(1)  Great Bear Lake
(2)  Lake Michigan
(3)  Great Slave Lake
(4)  Lake Huron
(5)  Lake Superior
99) PM Narendra Modi on 25 Mar launched his ambitious, multi-purpose and multi-modal platform PRAGATI in New Delhi. The letter T in the term PRAGATI stands for View Explanation
(1)  Information
(2)  Implementation
(3)  Initiative
(4)  Investment
(5)  Integration
100) Former President and Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth has ' recently been named as Prime Minister of View Explanation
(1)  Mauritius
(2)  Maldives
(3)  Myanmar
(4)  Fiji Islands
(5)  Madagascar
101) Name the woman shuttler who clinched her maiden India Open Super Series badminton title recently. View Explanation
(1)  Carolina Marin
(2)  Saina Nehwal
(3)  Ratchanok Intanon
(4)  PV Sindhu
(5)  None
102) Who amongst the following has recently been named as the winner of the Sahitya Akadetni Award 2014 for Sanskrit? View Explanation
(1)  Pramod Kumar Goyal
(2)  PrabhuNath Dwivedi
(3)  Gopinath Raviraj
(4)  Dr Damodar Khadse
(5)  Kamalesh Dutt Tripathi
103) Who among the following is a deputy governor of the RBI as of now? View Explanation
(1)  Pratip Chaudhuri
(2)  Usha Thorat
(3)  Subir Gokam
(4)  SS Mundra
(5)  KC Chakrabarty
104) Who among the following is called the father of 'MICRO FINANCING'and was also awarded Nobel Peace Prize for the same? View Explanation
(1)  Kuldip Shanna
(2)  Amartya Sen
(3)  Md Yunus
(4)  Kailash Satyarthi
(5)  None
105) What is India's ranking on the new index compiled by the UN trade body UNCTAD for assessing the readiness of countries for electronic commerce? View Explanation
(1)  63rd
(2)  130th
(3)  83rd
(4)  75th
(5)  92nd
106) Who amongst the following has recently taken over as the chief of the 'Intelligence Bureau'? View Explanation
(1)  Kuldip Sharma
(2)  Dineshwar Sharma
(3)  Rahul Sharma
(4)  Ajay Kumar Sharma
(5)  Anil Kumar Sinha
107) The Insurance Australia Group has announced to raise its stake from 26 per cent to 49 per cent in the general insurance joint venture with View Explanation
(1)  HDFC
(2)  ICICI
(3)  Punjab National Bank
(4)  State Bank of India
(5)  None
108) The present-day currency of the Republic of Philippines is View Explanation
(1)  Philippine Kuna
(2)  Philippine Pound
(3)  Philippine Peso
(4)  Philippine Rupee
(5)  Philippine Dollar
109) The health insurance business in India is regulated by which of the following institutions at present?View Explanation
(1)  PFRDA
(2)  IRDA of India
(3)  SEBI
(4)  FMC
(5)  None
110) Which of the following is an objective of Monetary Policy? View Explanation
(1)  Regulate capital markets
(2)  Regulate insurance trade
(3)  Regulate commodity markets
(4)  Other than those given as options
(5)  Accelerate economic growth, obtain price stability and stabilise exchange rates
111) President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi was forced to flee as Houthi rebels advance towards the city recently in which of the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  Syria
(2)  Yemen
(3)  Libya
(4)  Iraq
(5)  None
112) The QIP is a capital-raising tool, primarily used in India and other parts of southern Asia. What is the expanded form of QIP? View Explanation
(1)  Qualified Institutional Placement
(2)  Quantitative Institutional Placement
(3)  Qualitative Institutional Placement
(4)  Qualified Institutional Proposal
(5)  None
113) Who amongst the following is an opposite activity of 'SPECULATION'? View Explanation
(1)  Arbitrage
(2)  Long
(3)  Short
(4)  Hedging
(5)  Spread
114) Every bank branch is given a unique MICR code and this helps the RBI identify the bank branch and speed up the clearing process. The MICR code has how many digits in it? View Explanation
(1)  Three
(2)  Four
(3)  Five
(4)  Seven
(5)  Nine
115) Indian Swimmer Bhakti Sharma has recently set a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature in which ocean? View Explanation
(1)  Arctic Ocean
(2)  Antarctic Ocean
(3)  Pacific Ocean
(4)  Arabian Sea
(5)  Indian Ocean
116) Hannover Messe, 2015, one of the biggest industrial fairs in the world, was inaugurated on Apr 13 in which of the following countries? India is the partner country of the fair this year. View Explanation
(1)  France
(2)  Germany
(3)  Japan
(4)  Spain
(5)  None
117) With a view to enhancing co-operation in the explorations on Mars, ISRO has recently set up a joint working group with View Explanation
(1)  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
(2)  European Space Agency (ESA)
(3)  Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
(4)  Other than those given as options
(5)  ROSCOMOS
118) Who among the following has been crowned the Femina Miss India 2015? View Explanation
(1)  Vartika Singh
(2)  Deeksha Kaushal
(3)  Tanya Hope
(4)  Afreen Racheal Vaz
(5)  AditiArya
119) The 2015 G-20 Summit is scheduled to be held in View Explanation
(1)  Brisbane, Australia
(2)  Ottawa, Canada
(3)  Cannes, France
(4)  Saint Petersburg, Russia
(5)  Antalya, Turkey
120) As per the notification issued by the Finance Ministry, the investment in Kisan Vikas Patra will earn what per cent of interest rate for 2015-16? View Explanation
(1)  9.2 per cent
(2)  8.7 per cent
(3)  9 per cent
(4)  8.3 percent
(5)  10.2percent
121) The Union government on March 24, 2015 allocated the development of 17 mega food parks across India to State government and private firms. Which State government has been allocated two food parks? View Explanation
(1)  Punjab
(2)  Andhra Pradesh
(3)  Haryana
(4)  Kerala
(5)  None
122) The Election Commission has decided recently that ballot papers will carry pictures of the contestants besides their names and party symbols. From which date it will come into effect? View Explanation
(1)  March 31, 2015
(2)  April 1, 2015
(3)  April 30, 2015
(4)  May 1, 2015
(5)  None
123) The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) on March 20, 2015. It will provide skills training to which Class drop out youths? View Explanation
(1)  Class 10 and 12
(2)  Class 7 and 10
(3)  Class 3 and 7
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
124) Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a unique integrative and interactive platform on March 25, 2015 to address the common man's grievances and monitoring important programmes and projects? What is the'name for that platform? View Explanation
(1)  PRAGATI
(2)  Twitter Samvad
(3)  MADAD
(4)  HIMMAT
(5)  None
125) Which Amendment Bill remove the provision about the Central government's responsibility being a financial guarantor of the corporation's shares debentures and dividends? View Explanation
(1)  Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill
(2)  Warehousing Corporations Amendment Bill 2015
(3)  The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill
(4)  Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill
(5)  None
126) The World Tuberculosis Day was observed on March 24. Its main theme was View Explanation
(1)  Reach, Treat, Cure Everyone
(2)  Call for a World Free of TB
(3)  Reach the Three Million
(4)  TB Anywhere is TB Everywhere
(5)  None
127) The Union government launched a new digital platform, named 'Twitter Samvad' on March 24, 2015 for direct communication among leaders, government, agencies and citizens through tweets and text messages. Which company provided a platform upon which Twitter Samvad is based on? View Explanation
(1)  Facebook
(2)  Twitter
(3)  Zipdial
(4)  Google+
(5)  None
128) Consider the following statements regarding Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) for India-US Transportation: 1. It will enable easy transportation of passengers and goods between the two countries. 2. MoC will also enable India to make use of world's latest technology available with the USA for various projects. 3. MoC would cover areas like highway transportation, urban transportation, safety and environment protection's vehicle and behavioural safety, fuel efficiency, rail transportation, maritime shipping etc. 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
129) Lee Kuan Yew was the First Prime Minister of View Explanation
(1)  Thailand
(2)  Singapore
(3)  Indonesia
(4)  Philippines
(5)  None
130) Which of the following is not an agreement signed between India and Qatar to increase commercial and economic exchanges? View Explanation
(1)  Agreement on transfer of sentenced persons.
(2)  Agreement on improving atmospheric and Oceanic capacity in both countries.
(3)  Agreement on exchange to trainees, students, faculty members and expert between the two countries.
(4)  Agreements on setting up SEZ in India.
(5)  None
131) Consider the following statements regarding Malli Mastan Babu: 1. He was the fastest in the world and the first Indian mountaineer to climb the seven summits of the world. 2. He was the first Indian mountaineer to summit the tallest peak in Antarctica. 3. He was the first person from Andhra Pradesh to scale the mount Everest. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 3
(2)  1 and 3
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
132) Consider the following statements regarding Price Stablisation Fund (PSF): 1. The purpose of the scheme is to provide interest free advances towards working capital to the government and non-government agencies which are involved in procurement and distribution of perishable agri-horticultural commodities. 2. The scheme is jointly launched by Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Finance, but it will only be implemented by Ministry of Agriculture. 3. One of the main objective of PSF scheme is to maintain a strategic buffer stock that would discourage hoarding and unscrupulous speculation. Which of the above statements is/are incorrect? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  2 and 3
(5)  None
133) Kailash Bajpai who passed away on April 1, 2015 was awarded with Sahitya Akademi award in 2009 for View Explanation
(1)  Anthropology of Modern Hindi
(2)  Hawa main Hastakshar
(3)  Sufinama
(4)  Sankrant
(5)  None
134) Consider the following statements regarding National Air Quality Index: 1. It will provide information of the quality of air in major cities of India on a real time basis. 2. Currently, it is launched in 10 cities and later it will be extended to other important cities. 3. Guwahati is the only city of North-Eastern region in these ten cities where the quality of air can be monitored. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Only 3
(4)  1 and 3
(5)  None
135) Consider the following statements regarding emergency number in India: 1. The Telecom Regulation Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended the implementation of single number based Integrated Emergency Communication and Response System (IECRS). 2. The number 112 is chosen as a single emergency number for India. 3. The TRAI has also recommended that existing emergency number such as 100, 101, 102 and 108 will be retained as secondary numbers and calls made to these should be re-routed to 112 in the future. Which of the above statements are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
136) Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding the relief measures taken by the Union government for the farmers affected by the unseasoned weather conditions? View Explanation
(1)  Eligibility for input subsidy has changed to 33% of crop damage which was earlier 50%.
(2)  Input subsidy has raised to the double of the existing amount.
(3)  Reserve Bank of India (RBI) instructed banks to restructure loans of farmers whose crops have been damaged by the recent unseasonal weather conditions.
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
137) Consider the following statements regarding Social Progress Index (SPI), 2015: 1. The SPI 2015 ranks countries in terms of social progress from highest to lowest which one classified into six tiers from very High Social Progress to very Low Social Progress. 2. India is ranked 101st and is idaced in the low social progress Group whereas in 2014, it ranked 102nd. 3. The top three countries in the world on social progress are Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. 4. The USA is the only country among the G7 countries that has been ranked in top ten on SPI 2015. Which of the above statements are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1, 2 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
138) Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding National Super computing Mission? View Explanation
(1)  It aims to empower our national academic and R and D Institutions of the country by installing a vast super computing grid.
(2)  It is a joint mission of Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Electronics and Information Technology (Deity).
(3)  Its objective is to enable India to leapfrog to the League of world class computing power nations.
(4)  Mission also includes establishing a academic institute to generate concerned human resource.
(5)  None
139) A Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) has been signed between India and Kyrgyzstan on March 17, 2015 which seeks to strengthen bilateral cooperation in which areas? View Explanation
(1)  Textiles and clothing
(2)  Silk and sericulture
(3)  Fashion
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
140) Consider the following statements regarding e-Kranti: National e-Governance Plan 2.0: 1. This is a follow up to the key decisions taken in the first meeting of the Apex Committee on the Digital India programme held in November, 2014. 2. The Mission for e-Kranti is to ensure a government wide transformation for delievering all government services electronically to citizens through integrated and interoperable systems at affordable costs. 3. The approach and methodology to e-Kranti are fully aligned with the Digital India. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
141) Recently, Supreme Court rejected to include which community in OBC category? View Explanation
(1)  Jats
(2)  Gujjars
(3)  Ahir
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
142) Consider the following statements regarding recently launched Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME): 1. The scheme was launched as part of the National Mission for Electric Mobility to boost eco-friendly vehicles sales in the country. 2. Scheme's main objective is to support the hybrid or electric vehicles marked development and its manufacturing eco-system in the country. 3. Demand incentives will be only provided to the two wheeler electric and hybrid vehicles. Which of the above statements is/are correct View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  1 and 3
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
143) Consider the following statements regarding Open Government Index (OGI), 2015: 1. Sweden, New Zealand and Norway are top 3 countries in OGI, 2015. 2. India ranks 52nd in the Index. 3. Sri Lanka is placed at the top among the South Asian countries. 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
144) The Union Cabinet cleared a stringent law that proposed in the budget to curb black money. In this regard, the Union government decided to sign the financial information sharing pack with which country that will help in tracing illegal wealth? View Explanation
(1)  The USA
(2)  Australia
(3)  Canada
(4)  The UK
(5)  None
145) Consider the following statements regarding Ajay Shankar committee appointed by the Ministry of Railways: 1. The committee will review the performance of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Cell Functioning under the Railway Board. 2. The committee is appointed every late whereas the announcement was made in the 2014 Union Railway Budget. 3. The infrastructure Directorate of Railway Board will be the Nodal Directorate for Functioning of the Committee. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  Only 3
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
146) Parliament passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill 2015 under Scheduled Castes category in which State(s)? View Explanation
(1)  Haryana
(2)  Karnataka
(3)  Odisha
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
147) Consider the following statements regarding 'Science Setu': 1. This programme is meant to promote science education in which the Scientists/Faculty of the National Institute of Immunology (NII) will teach undergraduate students of various Delhi colleges. 2. Every permanent faculty member of NII is expected to spend at least 12 hours per year in an und ergraduate college? Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  All of the above
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
148) Consider the following statements regarding the Homeopathy Central Council Act, 1973: 1. The Act will provide provisions relating to granting permission by Central government to all homeopathic medical colleges for continuing course/courses. 2. It will ensure that homeopathy education is given only through colleges. 3. It will make mandatory to for all the homeopathy colleges to get registered one time Central government before running a course. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
149) The second State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) has been reconstituted in Maharashtra on March 23, 2015 by Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change falling in category 8 of the schedule of EIA notification 2006 in which region? View Explanation
(1)  Mumbai metropolitan region and Konkan division in Maharashtra
(2)  Pune metropolitan region and Konkan divisions in Maharashtra
(3)  Nagpur metropolitan region and Konkan division in Maharashtra
(4)  Thane metropolitan region and Konkan division and Maharashtra
(5)  None
150) 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)  Assam
(5)  None
151) The ATP World Tennis Championship was held in the Abu Dhabi on January, 2015. Which tennis player lifted the cup? View Explanation
(1)  Roger Federer
(2)  Rafael Nadel
(3)  Andy Murray
(4)  Novak Djokovic
(5)  None
152) Which Bank has introduced the nations first 'Contactless' debit and credit cards? View Explanation
(1)  HDFC
(2)  IDBI
(3)  ICICI
(4)  SBI
(5)  None
153) 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
154) 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
155) What was the powerful cyclone named which divested the South pacific archipelogo of Vanuatu, Australia in 2015? View Explanation
(1)  Hind-Hind
(2)  Katrina
(3)  Phailin
(4)  Pam
(5)  None
156) 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
157) The European Union (EU) has officially forwarded which targets for December, 2015 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Paris Conference? View Explanation
(1)  Disaster Management
(2)  Soil conservation
(3)  Water pollution
(4)  Climate change
(5)  None
158) Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal won his 65th carrer title by defeating View Explanation
(1)  Ivan Monaco
(2)  Tsong Ca
(3)  Roger Federer
(4)  Novak Djokovic
(5)  None
159) A unique contributor to the 'Rupee' View Explanation
(1)  Union Excise Duties
(2)  Borrowing and other Liabilities
(3)  Corporation tax
(4)  Income tax
(5)  None
160) Stenaelurillus albus is a rare species of.........which are sighted in Western Ghats. View Explanation
(1)  spiders
(2)  turtles
(3)  fishes
(4)  grasshoppers
(5)  None
161) Who authored the book 'Wills Book of Football'? View Explanation
(1)  Baichung Bhutia
(2)  Diego Maradona
(3)  Lionell Messi
(4)  K. Bhaskaran
(5)  None
162) 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
163) Who replaced whom as the Chairman and Managing Director of the Coal India Limited as an January 1, 2015? View Explanation
(1)  AK Dubey, Narsing Rao
(2)  S. Bhattacharya, AK Dubey
(3)  AK Dubey, Anil Swaroop
(4)  S. Bhattacharya, Snajay Srivastava
(5)  None
164) Consider the following statements regarding the SEBI: 1. On March 22, 2015, SEBI guidelines, 2015 to provide an enabling environment for setting up of capital market infrastructure like stock exchanges, clearing houses, depository services, etc such centres. 2. The Preamble of SEBI is to project the interest of investars in securities and to promotes the development of and to regulate the securities market and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. 3. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) was enacted on April 12, 1992 in accordance with the provisions of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992. Which statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  1 and 3
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
165) Who was the winner of the 2014 Champion League T-20? View Explanation
(1)  Kolkata Knight Riders
(2)  Rajasthan Royals
(3)  Sydney Sixers
(4)  Chennai Super Kings
(5)  None
166) Prince of Wales Cup is associated with the game of View Explanation
(1)  Hockey
(2)  Cricket
(3)  Football
(4)  Golf
(5)  None
167) Consider the following statements regarding the Basketball Federation of India (BFI): 1. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. 2. Currently Poonam Mahajan is elected as the President of BFI. She became the first women President of BFI, since it existence. 3. Another second time elected secretary General of the BFI is Mrs. Roopam Harish Sharma. Choose the correct statements) using the given codes. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 3
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  All the above
(5)  None
168) Consider the following statements regarding MUDRA Bank: 1. Formulate policy guidelines for micro-enterprise financing business and registration of MFI entities. 2. Formulate and operate a credit guarantee schemes in order to provide guarantees to loan and portfolios that are extended to micro enterprises. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
169) Cipla announced the launch of which of the following drug for the treating Chronic Hepatitis 'C' under the brand name Hepcvir on March 25, 2015. View Explanation
(1)  Sofosbuvir
(2)  Hepacivir
(3)  Antiretrovirals
(4)  Relenca
(5)  None
170) What is the allowed value for the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of mobile handsets? View Explanation
(1)  1.6 watt/kg averaged over 10 grams of human tissue
(2)  1.8 watt/kg averaged over 10 grams of human tissue
(3)  1.6 watt/kg averaged over 1 gram of human tissue
(4)  1.8 watt/kg averaged over 1 gram of human tissue
(5)  None
171) Ebb and Flow is the name of a mission related to View Explanation
(1)  NATO
(2)  NASA
(3)  CERN
(4)  European Science Organisation
(5)  None
172) Consider the following statements: 1. The Nigerian general election of 2015 was the 5th quadrennial election to be held since the end of military rule in 1999. 2. Muhammadu Buhari won the Presidential election. The election marked the first time an incumbent President has lost re-election in Nigeria. 3. Nigeria of often referred to as the Giant of Africa owing to its large population and economy. In 2015 Nigeria's economic became the largest in Africa. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  1 and 2
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  Only 3
(5)  None
173) The Line Probe Assay (LPA) and Cartridge Based Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (CBNAAT) are the new diagnostic technologies used globally to determine which one of the following diseases? View Explanation
(1)  Tuberculosis
(2)  Malaria
(3)  HIV/AIDS
(4)  Dengue
(5)  None
174) Consider the following statements about Peru: 1. Peru is the country in Western South America. It is a developing country with high Human Development Index Score and a poverty level around 25.8%. 2. Pedro Cateriano Bellido was appointed as the Eighth Minister of Peru on April 2, 2015. Which of the above statements is/are is correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Only 1
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
175) The 'NuSTAR' is a space based X-ray telescope designed by NASA to study View Explanation
(1)  comets
(2)  black holes
(3)  asteroids
(4)  dwarf planets
(5)  None
176) Which type of coal has the fewest impurities and the highest calorific content? View Explanation
(1)  Bituminus
(2)  Lignite
(3)  Anthracite
(4)  Peat
(5)  None
177) China and Sri Lanka inked five agreements. Which of the following are true regarding the agreements? 1. The two nations signed five agreements related to cooperation for special aid in public health development of water treatment methods and technologies is kidney disease affected areas research and development of coconut industry and refurbishment of the Supreme Courts Complex in Sri Lanka. 2. China agreed to set-up Chinese language training centres in Sri Lanka to deepeu cultural partnership between both the countries. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
178) Which state decided to give status equivalent to State Cabinet Minister to Yoga Guru Ramdev? View Explanation
(1)  Haryana
(2)  Maharashtra
(3)  Gujarat
(4)  Madhya Pradesh
(5)  None
179) Consider the following statements with respect to Ayushman Bharat: View Explanation
(1)  The Ministry of Finance allocated Rs. 1500 crore for the construction of necessary infrastructure.
(2)  The Ministry of AYUSH launched a new weekly programme on Doordarshan from March 28, 2015, 'Ayushman Bharat' as the title of the programme.
(3)  The Election Commission has decided on March 18, 2015 that ballot papers will carry pictures of the contestants besides their names and party symbols in the name under Ayushman Bharat.
(4)  The Union cabinet cleared 33% reservation for women in police forces of all Union Territories, under the flagship of Ayushman Bharat.
(5)  None
180) Consider the following statements regarding the ninth International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) council meeting to be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE): 1. IRENA is an inter governmental organisation to promote adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy. 2. India is going to chair the ninth International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) council meeting Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
181) Which Nobel laureate names as Asteroid 316201? View Explanation
(1)  Malala Yusafzai
(2)  Newton
(3)  JC Bose
(4)  John Ness
(5)  None
182) Consider the following statements regarding the approval of FDI proposals: 1. The Foreign Investment Promotion Board has cleared 10 Foreign Direct Investment proposals worth Rs.2857.83 crore. 2. It also referred the Holcim-Ambuja deal worth above Rs. 3500 crore to the cabinet committee on Economic Affairs. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
183) Who in April, 2015 won Chinese Grand Prix of Formula One on the Shanghai International Circuit in China? View Explanation
(1)  Sebastian Vettel
(2)  Felipe Massa
(3)  Romain Grosjean
(4)  Lewis Hamilton
(5)  None
184) Consider the following statements regarding FTP: 1. In the new Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20, two new schemes Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) and Services Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) were introduce d. 2. Such flexibilities will help exporters to develop their productive capacities for both local and global consumption. 3. In order to give a boost to exports from special Economic Zones. 4. These measures would not only capitalise on India's strength in these areas and increase exports but also provide employment. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1,.2 and 3
(2)  2, 3 and 4
(3)  1, 3 and 4
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
185) Name Indian-American business woman has been nominated as the member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). View Explanation
(1)  Anurana Ali
(2)  Shamima Singh
(3)  Shivani Kochar
(4)  Shamina Singh
(5)  None
186) Global Resilience Index 2015 offers powerful insights to help business executives target their investments towards more reliable returns and to protect their customers from unforeseen disruption. Listed the top five countries in terms of business resilience. 1. Norway 2. Luxembourg 3. Ireland 4. Switzerland 5. Netherlands Choose the correct sequences using the given codes: View Explanation
(1)  1,2,3,5,4
(2)  1,4, 5, 3, 2
(3)  1,4,5,2,3
(4)  1, 4, 3, 2, 5
(5)  None
187) Which country began construction of its first nuclear power plant located at Akkuyu in Mersin province on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea? View Explanation
(1)  Turkey
(2)  Italy
(3)  France
(4)  Spain
(5)  None
188) Consider the following statements regarding Syrian-Lebanese Arab poet Adonis: 1. Syrian-Lebanese Arab poet Adonis has been chosen for 2015 Kumaran Asan World Prize for poetry. 2. His famous work includes-If Only the Sea Could Sleep, Pages of Day and Night, Songs of Mihyar the Damascene, Not A Star, A Voice, A King is Miyhar, The Adoring Rock, Take me to God. Which of the above statements) is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
189) The Reserve Bank of India signed pact with Central Bank of Sri Lanka. Which of the following statements is true regarding the Pact: 1. The RBI signed a $400 million currency swap agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lank a. 2. The agreement is valid for a period of two years from the date of signing. 3. The swap arrangement is intended to provide a backstop line of funding for SAARC member countries to meet any balance of payments and liquidity crises till longer term arrangements are made. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  Only 2
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
190) Consider the following statements regarding 15-year-old Indian-origin student, Pratap Singh from United Kingdom (UK) has won prestigious award Institute of Physics (IoP) Prize: 1. Singh, who is a student at The Perse School, Cambridge received the prize for his experiment to verify on effect of Albert Einstein's special relativity theory. 2. By statistical analysis and using a Raspberry Pi computer he showed that these cosmic ray munons follow the model predicted by Einstein's 1905 theory of special relativity. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
191) Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries sanctioned 17 Mega Food Parks on March 24, 2015. These parks are aimed at creating state of the art infrastructure facilities to reduce food wastage and create value addition. Which of the following state is not covered by Mega Food Park? View Explanation
(1)  Telangana
(2)  Andhra Pradesh
(3)  Uttar Pradesh
(4)  Bihar
(5)  None
192) China on February 28, 2015 launched a massive Silk Road Infrastructure project worth $ 79.8 billion in the North-West province of Gansu. Consider the following statements: 1. The project was launched as a part of China's ambitious Silk Route plan. 2. This project will facilitate exchange of trade and tourism between China and central Asian Countries. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
193) Hindustan Zinc, and Vedanta Foundation have adopted 3056 Anganwadi centres in five districts of Rajasthan in April, 2015. The Vedanta launched 'Khushi' campaign that sensitises common people towards care for the underprivileged children and takes up individual steps for such cause. Which of the following district is not covered under Khushi campaign? View Explanation
(1)  Udaipur
(2)  Bhilware
(3)  Kota
(4)  Ajmer
(5)  None
194) Consider the following statements regarding Vijay Kumar Saraswat (NITI Ayog): 1. Former DRDO Chief Vijay Saraswat has taken charge as full time-member of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog. 2. He was conferred the Padma Shri (1998) and Bharat Ratna (2013). Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
195) Consider the following statements regarding Snapdeal: 1. India's largest online market place Snapdeal announced to acquire Rupee Power, a leading digital financial products distribution platform on April 4, 2015 aimed to launch financial service. 2. The company was started by Rohit Seth and Kunal Bansal in February, 2010. 3. Snapdeal will now offers consumers a financial service market place, a first of its kind initiative in the e-commerce industry. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  Only 2
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All the above
(5)  None
196) From where the First Canister-based Agni-V missile was successfully test-fired? View Explanation
(1)  Port Blair
(2)  Coiaba Coast
(3)  Chandipur
(4)  Wheeler Island off Odisha Coast
(5)  None
197) Consider the following statements regarding Green Tribunal: 1. The National Green Tribunal has been established on October 18, 2010 under the Nation Green Tribunal Act, 2010. 2. National Green Tribunal banned all the diesel vehicles, heavy or light, over 10 years old from plying on Delhi roads. 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)  None
198) Name the golfer who won the Indian Open title on February 22, 2015. View Explanation
(1)  SSP Chowrasia
(2)  Anirban Lahiri
(3)  Siddikur Rahman
(4)  Daniel Chopra
(5)  None
199) Consider the following statements with respect to the Smart Traveller Insurance: 1. Bharti AXA General Insurance (GI) Company Limited has launched Smart Traveller. 2. It covered global coverage for students, individuals, families and frequent travellers. 3. These cover geographies including the USA and Canad a. 4. Students in age group of 16 to 40 years covering USA and Canada and rest of the worl d. Choose the correct statements. View Explanation
(1)  1, 2 and 3
(2)  2, 3 and 4
(3)  3 and 4
(4)  All the above
(5)  None
200) Name the Indian cricketer who on February 22, 2015 was inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia. View Explanation
(1)  Kapil Dev
(2)  Anil Kumble
(3)  Sachin Tendulkar
(4)  Saurav Ganguly
(5)  None
201) Which of the following bank, has signed MoU with Life Insurance Corporation of India to provide insurance cover to its all Aadhaar linked savings account holders in the age group of 18 to 50 years? LIC will provide insurance cover .under the Union government flagship Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJBY) Scheme. View Explanation
(1)  IDBI
(2)  UCO Bank
(3)  Dena Bank
(4)  AXIS Bank
(5)  None
202) What is high-powered panel on Urban Cooperative Banks (UCB)? View Explanation
(1)  High-powered panel will re-examine and recommend appropriate set of businesses, size, conversion and licensing terms for the UCB sector.
(2)  High-powered panel will only recommend appropriate set of businesses, size, conversion and licensing terms for the UCB sector.
(3)  High-powered panel will re-examine and recommend appropriate set of businesses, size, conversion and licensing terms for the UCB sector.
(4)  High-powered panel will re-examine and recommend appropriate set of businesses, size, conversion and licensing terms for the Banking sector.
(5)  None
203) Which of the following reasons, the Supreme Court declared the Union government's decision as null and void? 1. As per the Mandal Commission's recommendation through caste is a prominent factor it cannot be the sale factor of determining the backwardness of a class. 2. Inclusion of politically organised castes like the Jats in OBC list is not good for other backward classes. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
204) Consider the following statements regarding Swachh Bharat Mission: 1. It was launched by the Prime Minister on the October 2, 2014 2. This mission seeks to achieve Clean India and aims to provide access to toilets to all households in the country. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
205) 'Affluent Society' has been written by View Explanation
(1)  JK Galbraith
(2)  JP Shastri
(3)  L. Fischer
(4)  H. Crews
(5)  None
206) Consider the following statements regarding Digital Gender Atlas for advancing Girls Education. Which of the statements is/are correct with this respect? View Explanation
(1)  These pockets particularly have been identified from marginalised groups such as scheduled castes,scheduled tribes and Christian girls.
(2)  The atlas has a geographical representation and time series data on various levels of education related parameters in the country.
(3)  The Union government has released this web-based tool for advancing girls education on April 1, 2015,
(4)  The data from atlas will not help the state in policy making, it only for Union government.
(5)  None
207) Consider the following statements regarding International Achievement Award: 1. Dr. Subadhra Devi Rani was named for the International Achievement Award 2015. 2. Award given by the Florence Nightingale International Foundations (FNIF) of the International Council of Nursers. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
208) Facebook embraced e-commerce after it acquired shopping search engine, which of the following search engine? View Explanation
(1)  The Find
(2)  Lucy Searcher
(3)  Bing
(4)  Munax
(5)  None
209) Which award is given for outstanding contributions in the field of fundamental or applied Geosciences, Mining and Allied areas? View Explanation
(1)  Sahitya Shiromani Samman
(2)  National Geoscience Awards
(3)  National Applied Geosciences Awards
(4)  None of the above
(5)  None
210) Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar completed his SAARC Yatra of four nations. SAARC Yatra was undertaken with an aim to firm up India's ties with members of the grouping which reviewing regional and bilateral cooperation. During the Yatra, he visited for countries. Which of the following is not listed in the four countries? View Explanation
(1)  Nepal
(2)  Afghanistan
(3)  Pakistan
(4)  Bangladesh
(5)  None
211) Who get Rashtra Ratna-Sitara-e Hind for his lifelong service to Hindi literature? View Explanation
(1)  Gopal Das Neeraj
(2)  H. Padma
(3)  Javed Akhtar
(4)  Gulzar
(5)  None
212) Consider the following statements: 1. Russia has signed an agreement with Cyprus to give navy ships access to Cypriot ports. 2. Russia has sought to strengthen ties with a number of individual EU members, after the bloc along with the US imposed sanctions on Moscow over its role in Ukraine. 3. The deal came as tensions between Russia and Western countries over the conflict of Ukraine. Choose the correct statements(s). View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  1 and 2
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  Only 2
(5)  None
213) Which city in the world was awarded as 'Global Earth Hour Capital 2015'? View Explanation
(1)  Hong-Kong
(2)  Columbia
(3)  Singapore
(4)  Seoul
(5)  None
214) What is the theme of World Water Day (WWD) of 2015? View Explanation
(1)  Water and Sustainable Development
(2)  Water and Inclusive Growth
(3)  Disseminate Climate Change
(4)  Climate Knowledge for Climate Action
(5)  None
215) Consider the following statements regarding 'National' Aeronautics and Space Administration' about discovery evidence on Mars: 1. NASA's Curiosity rover found evidence of nitrogen on the surface of Mars. 2. The Curiosity rover was launched by NASA with an aim to study the Martian atmosphere and explore the possibilities for future human habitation. Which of the above statements) is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
216) With regard to the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which of the following is not correct with the respect of its objectives? View Explanation
(1)  To complete assessment and review of the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action.
(2)  To consider the experience gained through the only national institutions and plans for disasters risk reduction.
(3)  To determines modalities to periodically review the implementation of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
(4)  To adopt a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
(5)  None
217) Which observatory has been set-up by the Indian Institute of Geo-Magnetism at Shoal Bay? View Explanation
(1)  Port Blair Magnetic Observatory
(2)  Sriharikota Magnetic Observatory
(3)  Island Observatory
(4)  Colaba Observatory
(5)  None
218) ..............company Yahoo is closing down its operation and research center in Beijing, its only location in the country, and hundreds of staff are expected to be laid off. View Explanation
(1)  Japanese
(2)  American
(3)  Israeli
(4)  Indian
(5)  None
219) Consider the following statements: 1. India's first Polar Remotely Operated Vehicle (PROVe) operation alised by National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) 2. PROVe will measure parameters Like Ocean Currents, temperature and salinity in the Arctic. Which is the correct statement(s) regarding PROVe? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None
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