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1) The prominent scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim was sworn in as president of which of the following countries on 5 Jun? She became the first woman to hold the ceremonial position in the island nation. View Explanation
(1)  Mauritius
(2)  Maldives
(3)  Suriname
(4)  Jamaica
(5)  None
2) Serena Williams won the French Open tennis tournament on 6 Jun defeating who among the following? View Explanation
(1)  Victoria Azarenka
(2)  Karolfna Pliskova
(3)  Lucie Safarova
(4)  Petra Kvitova
(5)  None
3) The SBI Giltz Limited is an organisation established by the SBI which deals in View Explanation
(1)  corporate debt
(2)  asset reconstruction activities
(3)  Govt securities
(4)  refinancing
(5)  None
4) Currency that a govt has declared to be legal tender,but is not backed by a physical commodity, is called View Explanation
(1)  dear money
(2)  cheap money
(3)  fiat money
(4)  hot money
(5)  None
5) The employees of five associate banks of State Bank of India (SBI) went on a strike on 4 Jun to protest against their merger with the SBI. Which of the following is NOT an associate bank of the SBI as of now? View Explanation
(1)  State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur
(2)  State Bank of Travancore
(3)  State Bank of Mysore
(4)  State Bank of Hyderabad
(5)  State Bank of Saurashtra
6) Which of the following is NOT a highlight of RBI's second bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2015- 16 issued on 02 Jun? View Explanation
(1)  Short-term lending rate (repo) cut by 0.25 pc to 7.25 pc
(2)  Cash Reserve Ratio unchanged at 4 pc
(3)  Statutory Liquidity Ratio retained at 21.5 pc
(4)  Inflation expected to rise to 6 pc by Jan 2016
(5)  None
7) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 8 Jun allowed banks to acquire what per cent stake in companies defaulting after restructuring of their loans under certain conditions? View Explanation
(1)  26 per cent or more
(2)  49 per cent or more
(3)  51 per cent or more
(4)  74 per cent or more
(5)  None
8) Which of the following steel manufacturers has now become the largest steel maker (in terms of net sales) in the country ahead of long-time market leader Steel Authority of India (SAIL)? View Explanation
(1)  Tata Steel
(2)  JSWSteel
(3)  Bhushan Steel
(4)  Vizag Steel
(5)  None
9) Which of the following software exporters of India has launched a product, BaNCS Digital, to cater specifically for American retail banks to help them get more digital? View Explanation
(1)  Infosys
(2)  TCS
(3)  Wipro
(4)  HCL
(5)  None
10) Which of the following is the fall in the prices but without causing unemployment? While fighting inflation, the RBI wants it. View Explanation
(1)  Deflation
(2)  Stagflation
(3)  Reflation
(4)  Disinflation
(5)  None
11) Which of the following terms is NOT associated with banking/finance? View Explanation
(1)  Foreclosure
(2)  Syndication
(3)  Quarantine
(4)  Nomination
(5)   Annuity
12) Who among the following are the beneficiaries of micro-finance activities? View Explanation
(1)  Hawkers
(2)  Marginal fanners
(3)  Landless labourers
(4)  All the above
(5)  None
13) Bangladesh has recently granted permission to which of the following Indian insurance firms, to do business in the country? The firm will start its operations as a joint venture (JV) entity. View Explanation
(1)  LIC of India
(2)  SBI Life
(3)  ICICI Prudential
(4)  HDFC Life
(5)   None
14) The annual remuneration on non-executive director of private banks has been capped by the Reserve Bank of India at View Explanation
(1)  Rs.6 lakh
(2)  Rs.7.21akh
(3)  Rs.8.51akh
(4)  Rs.10 lakh
(5)  None
15) As ruled by the WTO recently, the Indian ban on import of poultry meat, eggs and live pigs from which of the following is inconsistent with the international norms? View Explanation
(1)  Pakistan
(2)  Bangladesh
(3)  US
(4)  China
(5)  None
16) The govt has issued rules to raise limit on funds individuals can take abroad under liberalised remittances scheme to View Explanation
(1)  $125 lakh
(2)  $1.501akh
(3)  $21akh
(4)  $2.5 lakh
(5)  None
17) The central govt has carried out a major bureaucratic reshuffle, with various ministries and departments getting new secretaries. Which of the following is NOT correct in this regard? View Explanation
(1)  Rajeev Nayan Choubey-Aviation Secretary
(2)  Pradeep Kumar Sinha — Cabinet Secretary
(3)  Pradeep Kumar Pujari - Power Secretary
(4)  V Somasundaram - Defence Secretary
(5)  Anup K Pujari — Mines Secretary
18) Which of the following firms has emerged as the top Indian corporate to earn the highest net profit for 2014-15? View Explanation
(1)  Coal India
(2)  SBI
(3)  TCS
(4)  ONGC
(5)  Reliance Industries
19) Which of the following private sector lenders recently decided to discontinue issuing slips after cash withdrawals at ATMs and will alert the customer through SMSes? View Explanation
(1)  ICICI Bank
(2)  HDFC Bank
(3)  Axis Bank
(4)  Federal Bank
(5)  None
20) In India the apex body for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research is View Explanation
(1)  Indian Medical Association (IMA)
(2)  Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR)
(3)  Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)
(4)  All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
(5)  Medical Council of Research (MCI)
21) The Lok Sabha on 13 May cleared the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015. It provides that cases of bouncing of cheques can be filed only in a court in whose jurisdiction the View Explanation
(1)  bank branch of the payee (person who receives the cheque) lies
(2)  bank branch of the payer (person who issues the cheque) lies
(3)  issuing bank's headquarters lies
(4)  payee bank's headquarters lies
(5)  None
22) The present Minister for 'Road Transport and Highways' in the Union Cabinet is View Explanation
(1)  Nitin Jairam Gadkari
(2)  Kalraj Mishra
(3)  Rajnath Singh
(4)  Venkaiah Naidu
(5)  Suresh Prabhu
23) The newly instituted Innovation Council of the Indian Railways named as 'Kayakalp' is headed by former View Explanation
(1)  ICICI Bank Chairman KV Kamath
(2)  Infosys Chairman Narayan Murthy
(3)  SBI Chairman OP Bhatt
(4)  Tata Group Chairman RatanTata
(5)  RBI Governor Bimal Jalan
24) The Central Govt has set up a committee to revisit and revitalise the public private partnership (PPP) model of infrastructure development. The committee will be chaired by View Explanation
(1)  Sudipto Sarkar
(2)  Pradeep Kumar
(3)  Shekhar Shah
(4)  Sharmila Chavali
(5)  VijayKelkar
25) The Ways and Means Advances (WAM) are short-term advances to tide over temporary mismatches in receipts and payments which the RBI lends to View Explanation
(1)  Public Sector Banks
(2)  Life Insurance Corporation of India
(3)  General Insurance Companies
(4)  State Bank of India
(5)  Government
26) 'Berlin' is the capital of the View Explanation
(1)  Federal Republic of Austria
(2)  Federal Republic of Poland
(3)  Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(4)  Federal Republic of Germany
(5)  Other than those given as options
27) The govt withdrew the proposal for setting up of the PDMA and shifting of regulation of G-Secs from RBI to Sebi from the Finance Bill. What is the full form of PDMA? View Explanation
(1)  Public Debt Monitoring Agency
(2)  Public Debt Management Agency
(3)  Public Debt Minimising Agency
(4)  Public Debt Maintenance Agency
(5)  None
28) 'World Quality Day' is observed every year on the View Explanation
(1)  second Thursday of December
(2)  third Thursday of December
(3)  second Friday of December
(4)  second Thursday of November
(5)  second Friday of November
29) The central govt has decided to rescue the country's largest public-private hydel project, Athena hydel project. The project is situated in which state? View Explanation
(1)  Assam
(2)  Arunachal Pradesh
(3)  Himachal Pradesh
(4)  Sikkim
(5)  None
30) The three-day International Conference on Counter Terrorism 2015 was recently held at View Explanation
(1)  New York, USA
(2)  Tokyo, Japan
(3)  Paris, France
(4)  London, UK
(5)  Jaipur, India
31) India's Ajinkya Rahane won the CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year award on 25 May. Who clinched the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year honour? View Explanation
(1)  Martin Guptill
(2)  Kieron Pollard
(3)  Hashim Amla
(4)  Dwayne Bravo
(5)  Kumar Sangakkara
32) India's Ajinkya Rahane won the CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year award on 25 May. Who clinched the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year honour? View Explanation
(1)  Martin Guptill
(2)  Kieron Pollard
(3)  Hashim Amla
(4)  Dwayne Bravo
(5)  Kumar Sangakkara
33) A company selling the insurance policy is known as the View Explanation
(1)  Insurance Carrier
(2)  The Insurance Agent
(3)  The Life Insured
(4)  Business Correspondent
(5)  Beneficiary of a contract of Insurance
34) Which of the following countries leads the world in production and export of the cocoa beans used in the manufacture of chocolate? View Explanation
(1)  South Africa
(2)  Chile
(3)  Brazil
(4)  Jamaica
(5)  Ivory Coast
35) India and which of the following countries undertook a two-week Army exercise' Ajeya Warrior' starting Jun 13 focusing on joint tactical level operations in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism? View Explanation
(1)  US
(2)  UK
(3)  Germany
(4)  Vietnam
(5)  Japan
36) The Federal Reserve is the central banking system of View Explanation
(1)  Russia
(2)  United Kingdom
(3)  Europe
(4)  USA
(5)  Latin America
37) India signed a 10-year defence framework agreement, which contains a specific reference to the Defense Technology & Trade Initiative (DTTI), with which of the following countries recently? View Explanation
(1)  South Korea
(2)  Japan
(3)  US
(4)  Russia
(5)  None
38) The 2015 Ranji Trophy title was won by Karnataka against View Explanation
(1)  Mumbai
(2)  West Bengal
(3)  Assam
(4)  Tamil Nadu
(5)  Railways
39) Which of the following teams won 2015 UEFA Champions League football tournament on 06 June?View Explanation
(1)  Juventus
(2)  Barcelona
(3)  Atletico Madrid
(4)  Real Madrid
(5)  None
40) The headquarters of the state-owned Life Insurance Corporation Limited is situated in View Explanation
(1)  Gurgaon
(2)  Mumbai
(3)  Hyderabad
(4)  Kolkata
(5)  New Delhi
41) The finance ministry on 6 Jun imposed anti-dumping duty for certain stainless steel products imported from some countries. These countries are View Explanation
(1)  China
(2)  Malaysia
(3)  South Korea
(4)  All the above
(5)  Only 1) and 2)
42) 'Greg Chappell' is associated with the game of View Explanation
(1)  Cricket
(2)  Tennis
(3)  Badminton
(4)  Hockey
(5)  Boxing
43) The Mahatma Gandhi series (MG series) 2005 banknotes, with some additional/new security features, weren't issued in the denomination of View Explanation
(1)  Rs.10
(2)  Rs.20
(3)  Rs.100
(4)  Rs.500
(5)  None
44) A Life Insurance which provides coverage at a fixed rate of payments for a limited period of time is known as View Explanation
(1)  Variable Life Insurance Policy
(2)  Term Life Insurance Policy
(3)  Permanent Life Insurance Policy
(4)  Universal Life Insurance Policy
(5)  Whole Life Insurance Policy
45) For which of the following loans, there is not a fixed purpose? These are generally taken for renovation of a home, consolidation of debt, to finance a vacation and a great number of other things. View Explanation
(1)  Housing loan
(2)  Vehicle loan
(3)  Personal loan
(4)  Education loan
(5)  None
46) The Brand Ambassador for the Government of India's campaign against 'Hepatitis B' is View Explanation
(1)  Salman Khan
(2)  Aamir Khan
(3)  Priyanka Chopra
(4)  VidyaBalan
(5)  Amitabh Bachchan
47) 'Keenan Stadium', a multi-purpose stadium mostly used for cricket matches, is in View Explanation
(1)  Jamshedpur, India
(2)  Canberra, Australia
(3)  Beijing, China
(4)  Colombo, Sri Lanka
(5)  Cape Town, South Africa
48) Who among the following has/have been included in the Forbes magazine's World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2015 list? View Explanation
(1)  Shobhana Bhartia
(2)  Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
(3)  Chanda Kochhar
(4)  Arundhati Bhattacharya
(5)  All the above
49) Under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yoj ana (PM JDY) scheme, each customer who opens his account will get a RuPay debit card with an in-built View Explanation
(1)  Life Insurance cover of Rs.1,00,000
(2)  Accident Insurance cover of Rs. 1,00,000
(3)  Crop Insurance of Rs.1,00,000
(4)  Medical Insurance cover of Rs.1,00,000
(5)  Health Insurance cover of Rs.1,00,000
50) The HDFC, the largest mortgage lender in the country, has announced to raise funds by secured redeemable NCDs and warrants. Here, the term NCD stands for View Explanation
(1)  Non-Convertible Debt
(2)  Non-Convertible Deductibles
(3)  Non-Convertible Derivatives
(4)  Non-Convertible-Debentures
(5)  None
51) 'Gramin Gaurav Path' is a major construction project under which 2,048 km of roads would be built in 33 districts of View Explanation
(1)  Bihar
(2)  Madhya Pradesh
(3)  Rajasthan
(4)  Odisha
(5)  Gujarat
52) The men's singles title of the French Open tennis tournament 2015 was won by View Explanation
(1)  Novak Djokovic
(2)  Stanislas Wawrinka
(3)  Andy Murray
(4)  Rafael Nadal
(5)  Roger Federer
53) Which of the following political newspapers is published from Moscow? View Explanation
(1)  Dawn
(2)  The Times
(3)  Daily Mirror
(4)  Pravda
(5)  The Sun
54) An interest rate on a loan or security that fluctuates over time, because it is based on an underlying benchmark interest rate or index that changes periodically, is called View Explanation
(1)  base interest rate
(2)  index interest rate
(3)  migratory interest rate
(4)  variable interest rate
(5)  None
55) The annual investment limit under the Public Provident Fund (PPF) scheme is View Explanation
(1)  Rs.2,50,000
(2)  Rs. 1,50,000
(3)  Rs.2,25,000
(4)  Rs. 1,00,000
(5)  Rs. 2,00,000
56) The regulator of the insurance business in India is View Explanation
(1)  PFRDA
(2)  IRDA
(3)  FMC
(4)  SEBI
(5)  RBI
57) In banking and finance, a loan with scheduled periodic payments of both principal and interest, typically through equal payments, is known as View Explanation
(1)  Amortised loan
(2)  Unsecured loan
(3)  Scheduled loan
(4)  Syndicate loan
(5)  None
58) The theme for 'The World Sparrow Day 2015' observed on March 20,2015 was View Explanation
(1)  I Love Sparrows
(2)  2) Chirp for the Sparrow, Tweet for the Sparrow
(3)  Save Sparrows for Nature's Balance
(4)  Spare a Thought for the Sparrows
(5)  Sparrows: Heroes of the Environment
59) The Essel Group has formed a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with which of the following state govts to set up solar parks which will facilitate an investment of Rs.4,000 cr? View Explanation
(1)  Madhya Pradesh
(2)  Rajasthan
(3)  Karnataka
(4)  Himachal Pradesh
(5)  None
60) Situation when the insurance company passes some part of or all risks to another: View Explanation
(1)  Reinsurance
(2)  Double-insurance
(3)  Co-insurance
(4)  Void-insurance
(5)  Dual Insurance
61) Who has won the 2015 Canadian Grand Prix Fl championship? View Explanation
(1)  Sebastian Vettel
(2)  Kimi Raikkonen
(3)  Valtteri Bottas
(4)  Lewis Hamilton
(5)  NicoRosberg
62) Who amongst the following is the CEO of the 'NITI' Aayog'? View Explanation
(1)  Arvind Panagariya
(2)  Narendra Modi
(3)  Sindhushree Khullar
(4)  VK Saraswat
(5)  Bibek Debroy
63) An act by which the policyholder authorises another person to receive the policy money is known as View Explanation
(1)  Nomination
(2)  Assignment
(3)  Negotiation
(4)  Hypothecation
(5)  Transfer
64) The govt will provide soft loans of what amount to sugar mills to help them clear part of their Rs.21,000-cr dues to farmers? View Explanation
(1)  Rs.5,000cr
(2)  Rs.6,000cr
(3)  Rs.8,000cr
(4)  Rs.12,000cr
(5)  None
65) Christopher Henry 'Chris' Gayle is a cricketer, who plays international cricket for View Explanation
(1)  New Zealand
(2)  Australia
(3)  Bangladesh
(4)  South Africa
(5)  West Indies
66) Credila is a non-banking finance company and was the first Indian lender to exclusively focus on education loans. It is an associate of View Explanation
(1)  State Bank of India
(2)  HDFC Bank
(3)  ICICI Bank
(4)  Bank of Baroda
(5)  Canara Bank
67) 'Dispur' is the capital of the Indian state of View Explanation
(1)  Assam
(2)  Arunachal Pradesh
(3)  Tripura
(4)  Meghalaya
(5)  Manipur
68) As per Census 2011, the state having the highest urban population of 50.8 million is View Explanation
(1)  Maharashtra
(2)  Bihar
(3)  Karnataka
(4)  Gujarat
(5)  Uttar Pradesh
69) The 'Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary' is located in the Indian state of View Explanation
(1)  Tamil Nadu
(2)  Telangana
(3)  Kerala
(4)  Karnataka
(5)  Other than those given as options
70) The CER registry was set up to help check frauds by depositing multiple documents of title relating to the same property. What is the full form of CER? View Explanation
(1)  Central Exclusive Registry
(2)  Central Electronic Registry
(3)  Central Entry Registry
(4)  Central Electronic Registration
(5)  None
71) The currency of the Czech Republic is View Explanation
(1)  Czech Kyat
(2)  Czech Krone
(3)  Czech Rupiah
(4)  Czech Kuna
(5)  Czech Koruna
72) India on 15 Jun signed a motor vehicles pact with three nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) grouping. These three nations are View Explanation
(1)  Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal
(2)  Bhutan, Pakistan and Nepal
(3)  Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh
(4)  Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh
(5)  None
73) Wings of Fire is the autobiography of View Explanation
(1)  KNatwar Singh
(2)  APJ AbdulKalam
(3)  LK Advani
(4)  Sachin Tendulkar
(5)  Yuvraj Singh
74) The General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re) and 11 other non-life insurers have formed the India Nuclear Insurance Pool. It will have a capacity of View Explanation
(1)  Rs. 1,000cr
(2)  Rs. 1,500cr
(3)  Rs.2,000cr
(4)  Rs.2,500cr
(5)  None
75) A Global Depository Receipt (GDR) is also known as View Explanation
(1)  Commercial Depository Receipt (CDR)
(2)  Intercontinental Depository Receipt (ICDR)
(3)  International Depository Receipt (IDR)
(4)  Domestic Depository Receipt (DDR)
(5)  National depository Receipt (NDR)
76) Jun 1 is celebrated annually as which of the following days across the world? View Explanation
(1)  World Milk Day
(2)  World Environment Day
(3)  World Ocean Day
(4)  International Mountain Day
(5)  None
77) The amount to be paid for a contract of insurance to the insurance company, that is the sum that a person pays monthly, quarterly or annually according to their plan, in return of the coverage he/she has taken from the insurance company is known as View Explanation
(1)  Certain Loss
(2)  Uncertain Loss
(3)  Claim Amount
(4)  Premium
(5)  Sum Insured
78) The State Bank of India, in the recent months, has tied up with Amazon, Snapdeal and PayPal. What is/are the purpose(s) of such partnerships? View Explanation
(1)  Supporting international trade and facilitating overseas funding
(2)  Developing a payment solution for customers and sellers
(3)  Providing corporate loans for their expansion
(4)  All the above
(5)  Only 1) and 2)
79) The 'SBI Life Insurance Company limited' is a joint venture life insurance company between State Bank of India and View Explanation
(1)  BNP Paribas Cardit
(2)  Standard Life Insurance Company
(3)  Prudential Life Insurance Company
(4)  Life Insurance Corporation of India
(5)  New York Life Insurance Company
80) Which of the following types of banks in India is not classified as a commercial bank? View Explanation
(1)  Co-operative Banks
(2)  Regional Rural Banks
(3)  Foreign Banks
(4)  Private Sector Banks
(5)  State Bank group
81) Which of the following is a mode of creating charge on immovable property? View Explanation
(1)  Mortgage
(2)  Nomination
(3)  Assignment
(4)  Hypothecation
(5)  Pledge
82) A general or life insurance policy with a sum assured of Rs. 50,000 or less is known as a View Explanation
(1)  Micro Insurance Policy
(2)  Plain Insurance Policy
(3)  Standard Insurance Policy
(4)  Basic Insurance Policy
(5)  Generic Insurance Policy
83) Name India's first indigenously-built aircraft carrier which was undocked on 10 Jun at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) in Cochin, Kerala. View Explanation
(1)  INS Vishal
(2)  INS Viraat
(3)  INS Vishwash
(4)  INS Vikrant
(5)  None
84) India's indigenous Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile integrated by HAL on Su-30 MKI aircraft was successfully launched from Chandipur, Odisha. It is named as View Explanation
(1)  Astra
(2)  Python
(3)  Derby
(4)  IRIS
(5)  Matra
85) Who among the following is the only Indian sportsman (ranked 23rd) in Forbes magazine's 100 highest-paid athletes in the world topped by Floyd Mayweather? View Explanation
(1)  SachinTendulkar
(2)  Yuvraj Singh
(3)  Mahendra Singh Dhoni
(4)  ViratKohli
(5)  None
86) Shree Singaji Thermal Power Project is a coal-based plant in the Indian state of View Explanation
(1)  Gujarat
(2)  Rajasthan
(3)  Madhya Pradesh
(4)  Chhattisgarh
(5)  Maharashtra
87) The book S'cion of lkshvaku has been authored by View Explanation
(1)  AmishTripathi
(2)  Preeti Shenoy
(3)  Ravinder Singh
(4)  Chetan Bhagat
(5)  Ashwin Sanghi
88) As announced by the Reserve Bank of India on 11 Jun, which of the following bills (not more than two months old) will be accepted as valid proof of address for opening account with banks? View Explanation
(1)  Water bill
(2)  Piped gas bill
(3)  Postpaid mobile bill
(4)  All the above
(5)  Only 2) and 3)
89) The 726-MW gas-based thermal plant at Palatana is situated in the Indian state of View Explanation
(1)  Tripura
(2)  Uttarakhand
(3)  Odisha
(4)  Sikkim
(5)  Gujarat
90) The Union Govt has made some fresh appointment recently. Which of the following is NOT correct in this regard? View Explanation
(1)  DG, DRDO - S Christopher
(2)  Secretary General, NHRC - Satyanarayan Mohanty
(3)  Commerce Secretary- Rita A Teaotia
(4)  National Security Guard (NSG) - RC Tayal
(5)  None
91) The International Court of Justice, commonly referred to as the World Court or ICJ, is the primary judicial branch of the United Nations. It is based in View Explanation
(1)  The Hague, Netherlands
(2)  Geneva, Switzerland
(3)  Gland, Switzerland
(4)  Glasgow, Scotland
(5)  Rome, Italy
92) The objective of the Third Tamil Nadu Urban Development Project for India is to improve urban infrastructure services in Tamil Nadu in a sustainable manner through I. To strength the managerial, financial and technical capabilities of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). II . To mobilise resources and securing sustainable funding sources for urban infrastructure investments by Tamil Nadu Urban Development Fund (TNUDF). III. To provide incentives for investments in low-income neighborhoods through the use of capital grants. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  I and III
(2)  I and II
(3)  I and III
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
93) Consider the following statements with respect to functions of Migrant Resource Centre : I. Dissemination of information on safe and legal migration, II. Dissemination of information regarding status of recruiting agents along with other service providers. III. Registration and response to complaints and grievances within the redressed forum of MOIA. IV. To offer counseling support in form of walk in or telephone and email support. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  I, II and III
(2)  II, III and IV
(3)  I, III and IV
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
94) In line with the Central government policy, which of the following State created Energy Development Agency? View Explanation
(1)  Gujarat
(2)  Maharashtra
(3)  Tamil Nadu
(4)  Andhra Pradesh
(5)  None
95) Consider the following statements with respect to renewable energy policy : I. The Telangana government unveiled its new industrial policy , today which focuses on time-bound approvals for setting up projects in the State. II. As per the new policy Telangana State Industrial Project Approval and Self-certification System (TS-iPASS), penal action will be taken against government officials if there is any undue delay in processing applications. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None
96) Consider the following statements with respect to Jaipur Metro : I. Jaipur Metro is a rapid transit system in the city of Jaipur. Construction on the mostly elevated part of the first line, called Phase 1 A, comprising 9.63 km (5.98 mi) of route from Mansarovar to Chandpole Bazaar, started on November 13, 2010, and was completed in 2014. II. The Jaipur Metro commenced its regular commercial operations from all its 9 stations—Mansarovar, New Aatish Market, Vivek Vihar, Shyam Nagar, Ram Nagar. Civil Lines, Railway Station, Sindhi Camp and Chandpole. III. Two types of tourist cards, one-day tour card and three-day tour card, have been introduced, which can be used for unlimited number of trips during the day(s) of their validity. IV. The project was initiated by the previous government and fully funded by the State government and its agencies. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  I, II and III
(2)  II, III and IV
(3)  I, III and IV
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
97) Consider the following statements with respect to Armed Forces Special Powers Act: I. AFSPA provides unlimited powers to security forces to shoot at sight, arrest anybody without a warrant, and carry out searches without consent. All this knowing that they wouldn't face any legal action for any action undertaken under the act. II. A bit over 18 years after the AFSPA was enforced in Tripura, the state government decided to withdraw the Act. The decisions were taken in view of the decrease of militancy-related incidents in Tripura over the last few years. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None
98) Consider the following statements with respect to renewable energy policy : I. Maharashtra Cabinet approved new and renewable energy policy worth Rs. 4156.43 crore. By implementing this policy, the State will get electricity fee of Rs. 3885 crore and thus, the actual expenditure is only Rs. 271.43 crore. II. The State can produce 15400 MW power through non-conventional resources and will take a step towards becoming self-sustainable. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None
99) AFSPA was enacted in 1958, before the birth of this State in December, 1961. AFSPA came in the context of the Naga Hills rebellion of Asom and has refused to leave more than 50 years after the new State was created, thanks to continued insurgencies by multiple rebel groups. But, the situation has changed dramatically since the NSCN (M) "the mother of all insurgencies" began peace talks over 14 years ago, and most civil society groups in this State are now opposed to the continuation of AFSPA. The above paragraph is related to the View Explanation
(1)  Nagaland
(2)  Manipur
(3)  Asom
(4)  Meghalaya
(5)  None
100) Consider the following statements with respect to INS-Vikrant : I. India crossed a major milestone in defence shipbuilding when the maiden indigenous aircraft carrier INS-Vikrant was undocked on completion of structural work at the State-owned Cochin Shipyard. II. The undocking was done after a series of postponements caused by a glitch with the dock gate operation and siltation at the dock mouth. The flooding of the dock and ballasting of the ship had begun. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None
101) Consider the following statements with respect to 'Padho Punjab Khelo Punjab Mission' : I. Punjab government has launched 'Padho Punjab-Khelo Punjab Mission' i.e., Learn Punjab-Play Punjab Mission. It is a special mission launched to provide school students a separate period in the curriculum for playing along with studies. II. The purpose of the mission is to encourage more youngsters towards sports to produce quality players for the country. This will also inculcate the sportsmanship spirit and competitiveness amongst them. Under this mission, a 40-50 min special period has been kept for sports. III. During this period, students of middle-schools will be taught various games including the games played locally. Mission's pilot project was launched by State Education Minister Dr. Daljeet Singh Cheema at a government girl's school in Rupnagar district of State. IV. As part of it five teachers have been trained for purpose Padho Punjab-Khelo Punjab Mission. They will further give training to other teachers to physically train students in sports. Which of the above statements) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  I, II and III
(2)  II, III and IV
(3)  I, III and IV
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
102) Consider the following statements : I. Pay & Use toilet scheme is important to stop open defecation in urban areas where individual toilet is not feasible. II. Gujarat Municipal Finance Board has been nominated as the nodal agency for the same by the State government. III. As per the revised guidelines government assistance up to Rs. 7.10 lakh is available for Pay & Use Toilet of 40 units block. IV. For the year 2013-14 & 2014-15 the target of 628 Pay & Use Toilet blocks has been allocated to the urban local bodies of the Gujarat State. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  I, II and III
(2)  II, III and IV
(3)  l. Ill and IV
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
103) Consider the following statements with respect to Prevention of Corruption Act : I. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its nod to amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA), 1988 by pursuing the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2014. II. The proposed amendments in the bill to amend parent Act mainly aim at laying down more stringent measures to tackle corruption. It also seeks to fill in the perceived gaps in the International anti-corruption law as per the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None
104) Consider the following statement with respect to Health Phone programme : I. World's largest digital mass education Programme launched by government of India to fight malnutrition under the name of IAP Health Phone. This program will help to reach out women across every State of India, and unleash a new health revolution never experienced in the country. II. This mission is powered by digital and mobile medium is to educate and inform 60 lakh women and girls between the age of 13-65 about importance of nutrition and its impact on the overall welfare of the society. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None
105) The Whitley Award was established in 1994 by Edward Whitley and given by the Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN). Every year, the award recognises and celebrates effective national and regional conservation leaders across the globe. The award is also dubbed as Green Oscar. The award is awarded to whom of the following? View Explanation
(1)  Dr. Pramod Patil
(2)  Dr. Ananda Kumar
(3)  Dr. Anurag Patil
(4)  Both (a) and (b)
(5)  None
106) "It is not a political document or a poll campaign sheet", the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar insisted. "Bihar needs a vision document going forward. It will be prepared after eliciting opinion from the nearly four crore people of the State, including the intelligentsia and people from different walks of life. We will reach out to the masses in about 40000 villages." The Chief Minister's announcement came in the backdrop of the Janata Parivar, a volatile coalition of several avowedly socialist parties, agreeing after months of negotiations to back him for another term. ' The above paragraph is talking about the View Explanation
(1)  Badh Chala Bihar
(2)  BJP Hatao
(3)  Safai Abhiyaan
(4)  Aage Badhe Bihar
(5)  None
107) Consider the following statements with respect to 161st member of the WTO: I. Seychelles became the 33rd government to accede to the rules based multilateral trading system through Article-XII negotiations since the WTO was established in 1995. II. The President of Seychelles, James Michel had signed the legal instrument for the island nation to the WTO, a day after the accession protocol was ratified by the Seychelles National Assembly. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None
108) Consider the following statements with respect to World Justice Project: I. The World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index provides original, impartial data on how the rule of law is experienced by the general public in 102 countries around the globe. II. The WJP Rule of Law Index is the most comprehensive index of its kind and the only to rely solely on primary data. The Index's scores are built from the assessments of local residents and local legal experts, ensuring that the findings reflect the conditions experienced by the population, including marginalised sectors of society. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None
109) Real estate portal PropTiger.com has acquired its rival to ramp up its presence in India's secondary property market. After the acquisition, both portals will run separately. In this regard, Elara Technologies parent firm of PropTiger.com has entered into a transaction for an undisclosed amount. PropTiger.com acquires which of the following? View Explanation
(1)  Aashiyan.com
(2)  Makaan.com
(3)  Both (a) and (b)
(4)  Property.com
(5)  None
110) Consider the following statements with respect to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the New Bank Note Paper Line unit of 6000 metric tonnes capacity at Security Paper Mill in Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh : I. State of the art continuous pulp manufacturing plant integrated with paper machine. II. The bank note paper manufactured here is incorporated with advanced security features. III. Capable of manufacturing all denominations of bank note paper, including in the higher denomination of Rs. 1000 with 3-dimentional toned water mark. Plant project has been completed at a cost of Rs. 495 crore. IV. Incorporated with latest technology that uses less power and minimum water consumption. The plant is environment friendly with zero liquid discharge. It will generate both direct and indirect employment. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  I, II and III
(2)  II, III and IV
(3)  I, III and II
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
111) A Mirage 2000 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) test-landed on which of the following runways, as part of a drill for emergency landings on national highways? View Explanation
(1)  Allahabad Base Camp
(2)  Yamuna Expressway
(3)  National Highway 24
(4)  Noida Expressway
(5)  None
112) Consider the following statements with respect to protection of journalists : I. The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on the protection of journalists in conflict zones. II. The Security Council resolution condemns such attacks and warns parties to conflicts, including governments and armed groups, that they should take all reasonable steps to protect journalists, III. It also calls for the immediate and unconditional release of reporters who are hostages in conflict zones. IV. The head of Reporters without Borders, Christophe Deloire, said Pakistan and Yemen have become two of the most dangerous places for journalists to work. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  I, II and III
(2)  II, III and IV
(3)  I, III and IV
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
113) Former Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) was appointed as Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Counter Terrorism and Extremism in National Security Council (NSC) Secretariat. His rank will be of Secretary to the government for a period of three years or until further orders, whichever is earlier. The above paragraph is related to View Explanation
(1)  Dr. Kamal Nath Singh
(2)  Ajit K. Doval
(3)  Syed Asif Ibrahim
(4)  Dr. Habib Rahman
(5)  None
114) Consider the following statements with respect to USA Freedom Act into law : I. President Barack Obama has signed the USA Freedom Act into law, reinstating the Patriot Act's controversial Section-215 but curbing some of the NSA's broad surveillance powers. II. The bill also .enacts the most sweeping surveillance reforms in a generation, for the first time in years putting new restrictions on federal intelligence powers. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None
115) Consider the following statements with respect to Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project: I. The recovery project will play important role in reconstruction of flood-affected public infrastructure. It includes roads, bridges and public infrastructure. II. It will also strengthen the capacity of State government to respond and better manage natural disasters in future. III. It will focus on 20 districts of state and help to rebuild damaged public buildings such as schools, hospitals, higher education buildings, fire stations, selected block and district offices. It also seeks to strengthen and reinforce existing weak and vulnerable flood control infrastructure. IV. The investments will primarily include rehabilitation and renovation of storm water pumping stations in several areas. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  I, II and III
(2)  II, III and IV
(3)  I, III and IV
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
116) Uttar Pradesh Food Safety and Drug Administration (UP FDA) had asked this company to withdraw a batch of Maggi noodles from the market after they had found that it contained high level of lead and Monosodium glutamate (MSG), a taste enhancer. The above paragraph is related to the View Explanation
(1)  Nestle India
(2)  ITC
(3)  Adani Group
(4)  Hentz
(5)  None
117) India has joined the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement (MCAA) on Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information (AEOI). Consider the following Implications : I. When fully implemented, these standards will enable India to receive information from almost every country in the world including offshore financial centres. Thus, it will help to prevent international tax evasion and avoidance. II. It will be also instrumental in getting information about assets of Indians held abroad and their beneficial owners. Thus, it will directly help the government to curb tax evasion and deal with the menace of black money stashed abroad. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II ** (c)
(5)  None
118) Consider the following statements with respect to Turkish general election : I. The Turkish general election of 2015 took place on June 7, 2015 to elect 550 members to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. II. It was the 24th general election in the history of the Turkish Republic. III. The Justice and Development Party (AKP), which had governed Turkey since 2002, won their parliamentary majority and remained as the largest party in Parliament. IV. Opinion polls throughout the election campaign have consistently showed a strong AKP lead over the main opposition CHP. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  I, II and IV
(2)  II, III and IV
(3)  I, III and IV
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
119) Consider the following statements with respect to India and Belarus to enhance bilateral cooperation : I. To strengthen the bilateral relations and cooperation in the field of trade, culture and other areas. II. To amend the agreement between two countries for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Property (Capital) of September, 1997. III. An MoU on Cooperation in the field of Standardisation and Information Support : It was signed between Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and the State Committee for Standardisation of the Republic of Belarus. IV. An MoU for cooperation on Broadcasting : It was signed between Prasar Bharati (PB) and the National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus (Belteleradiocompany). Which of the above statements) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  I, II and III
(2)  II, III and IV
(3)  I, III and IV
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
120) Consider the following statements . with respect to Muhammadu Buhari: I. He has given his support for the total implementation of Sharia in the country. II. He had the advantage of being the candidate of a united opposition grouping, the All Progressives Congress (APC). III. He won the 2015 general election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, thus marking the first time in Nigeria's history that an incumbent President was defeated in an election by the leader of the opposition. IV. He joined the Nigerian Army in 1961, when he attended the Nigerian Military Training College (in February, 1964, it was renamed the Nigerian Defence Academy) in Kaduna. From 1962 to 1963, he underwent officer cadets training at Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot in England. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  I, II and IV
(2)  II, III and IV
(3)  I, III and IV
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
121) Consider the following statement with respect to trace missing child : I. Union government has launched 'Khoya Paya' web platform for people to directly report, track and upload information on missing children. II. It was jointly launched by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi and Union Minister of Communication & IT Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi. III. Khoya Paya is joint initiative of the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEIT). IV. The first-of-its-kind web portal will serve as a platform for people to not only report a missing child but also track the efforts towards his or her recovery. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  I, II and III
(2)  II, III and IV
(3)  I, III and IV
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
122) Consider the following statements with respect to Minsk Protocol : I. Representatives of Ukraine, the Russian Federation, the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), and the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) signed the Minsk Protocol, an agreement to halt the war in the Donbass region of Ukraine, on September 5, 2014. II. The agreement was drawn-up by the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine, which consisted of representatives from Ukraine, Russia, and the OSCE. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None
123) Consider the following statements with respect to Gatimaan Express : I. It is equipped with a 5400 Horse Power (HP) electric locomotive engine and 12 modern coaches. It also has extra advance features such as automatic fire alarm, emergency braking system along with the passenger information system and sliding doors inside the coaches. II. To attain high speed, railway tracks for this train route have been fenced off at certain places, signaling system has been upgraded. The fare of this train service will be 25% more normal fare of Shatabdi Express (between Delhi and Agra). Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None
124) Consider the following statements with respect to World No Tobacco Day: I. World No Tobacco Day, calls on countries to work together to end the illicit trade of tobacco products which is a major global concern including for health, legal and economic, governance and corruption. II. In 1988, WHO'S World Health Assembly had passed a resolution calling for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day, every year on May 31. Since then, the WHO has supported World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) every year, linking each year to a different tobacco-related theme. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None
125) The only double coconut tree in India got artificially pollinated which bears the largest seed known species of palm was carried out by View Explanation
(1)  Indian Agriculture University
(2)  Pusa Institute (Delhi)
(3)  Botanical Survey of India
(4)  Agro-farm Technical University
(5)  None
126) Consider the following statements with respect to Goals of the WNTD 2015 campaign : I. To raise awareness on the harm to people's health caused by the illicit trade in tobacco products. II. To promotes health care gains and programmes, tobacco control policies like increased tax and prices, pictorial health warnings and other measures to curb illicit trade in tobacco products. III. To demonstrate how the tobacco industry has been involved in the illicit trade of tobacco products. IV. To highlight how the illicit trade of tobacco products finances criminal groups for organised crime activities including drugs, human and arms trafficking as well as terrorism. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true?View Explanation
(1)  I, II and III
(2)  II, III and IV
(3)  l, III and IV
(4)  All of these
(5)  None
127) A single-molecule electronic device having potential of real-world technological application for nano scale devices was created by an , Indian-American scientist named View Explanation
(1)  Ram Krishnan Venkataraman
(2)  Latha Venkataraman
(3)  Sriniwas Richard
(4)  Vijaya Anantha
(5)  None
128) Consider the following statements with respect to yoga : I. Ahmedabad-Haridwar Mail Express also known as 'Haridwar Mail' as Yoga Express. The name was changed with immediate effect. II. Union government is observing International Yoga Day on June 21, 2015. Which of the above statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None
129) Energy efficient synthesis for various nano structured material (Nano-catalysts) useful for many catalysis reactions have been developed by View Explanation
(1)  Nano Technological Wing of Ministry of Science
(2)  Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
(3)  Petrochemical Authority of India
(4)  Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP)
(5)  None
130) Choose the correct statement(s). View Explanation
(1)  The powerful version of the cryogenic engine was successfully ground tested at the Liquid Propulsion systems centre (LPSC).
(2)  The successful testing of cryogenic engine is an important milestone in developing lift launch vehicles GSLV MP-91 for the next generation.
(3)  The first success came in January last year (2014), when India successfully launched GSLV-D5, marking the third successful launch of a vehicle with an indigenous cryogenic engine.
(4)  India at present can only launch satellites of up to ten tonnes.
(5)  None
131) With the continuation programme of fifteen operational flights of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), India now would be enable to View Explanation
(1)  fight inter-continentally with accuracy
(2)  search for missing flights
(3)  keep eyes on Earth observation, navigation and space sciences
(4)  improve data transfer from different continent more speedily.
(5)  None
132) Which one is incorrect regarding Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013? View Explanation
(1)  Penal provisions been increased from 6 months to 1 years and from maximum 1 years to 7 years as per amendments to the 1988 Act.
(2)  With the maximum term is now 7 years, corruption is now under heinous category.
(3)  The amendment proposed to extend protective umbrella of prior sanction for prosecution of public servants who had retired or resigned from their jobs.
(4)  The amendments are aimed at tackling corruption initially, but now provides rigorous punishments for the offences of bribery.
(5)  None
133) NASA's Kepler and Swift spacecrafts provide new insight into triggering a View Explanation
(1)  Meta Supernova
(2)  Supernova II
(3)  Type La Supernova
(4)  Giga based Supernova
(5)  None
134) Choose the correct statements regarding eminent scientist CNR Rao. View Explanation
(1)  He was conferred with Japan's highest civilian award for his outstanding contributions to science and Indo-Japanese science cooperation.
(2)  Rao is also the only Indian to be elected as a foreign member of the Japan Academy in Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research.
(3)  He had also worked as the Chief Science Advisor to Prime Ministers of India.
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
135) GAGAN became operationalised with the help of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). India became fourth nation with such invention after View Explanation
(1)  USA, France and North Korea
(2)  USA, Europe and Japan
(3)  USA, Australia and China
(4)  USA, Europe and Germany
(5)  None
136) Shooting is an important Olympic sport in India. Indian shooters who have excelled at the world stage include I. Abhinav Bindra II . Chain Singh III. Gagan Narang IV. Tintu Luka Select the correct answer using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  II and III
(3)  I, II and III
(4)  III and IV
(5)  None
137) Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna (PMSBY) will cover View Explanation
(1)  PMJJBY-all the savings account holders of the age group 18-50 for death due to any cause.
(2)  PMSBY will cover all the savings account holders of the age group 18 to 70 for accidental disability or death.
(3)  The premium for PMJJBY is Rs. 330 per year.
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
138) Manu Prakash, who surprised the world by building paper microscope, has now come up with a computer that works View Explanation
(1)  by organic wastes
(2)  by geo-thermal energy
(3)  by moving water droplets
(4)  by moving navigation signals
(5)  None
139) Under Swadesh Darshan, the following circuits have been identified for development: I. North-East Circuit II.Buddhist Circuit III. Himalayan Circuit IV. Coastal Circuit V. Krishna Circuit Select the correct answer using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  I and II
(2)  I, II and III
(3)  I, II and V
(4)  I, II, III, IV and V
(5)  None
140) A team of scientist worked for construction of device where a single-mobile electronic device has the potential of View Explanation
(1)  real images of nano technological research in defences
(2)  real images of nano technological devices
(3)  real images of stem cell based nano technology mostly used in health sector
(4)  real world technological applications for nano scale devices
(5)  None
141) Choose the correct statement(s) regarding the book 'Unbelievable : Delhi to Islamabad' :View Explanation
(1)  It was released by Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari in New Delhi.
(2)  According to the book, a travelogue is an effort initiated by the lawyers of India and Pakistan to work jointly to ensure that Pakistani prisoners languishing in Indian jails are treated in accordance with the spirit of the Constitution of India.
(3)  Similarly as given in point 2, the same treatment should be mended for the Indian prisoners on Pakistan and they should be given fair trials.
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None
142) The CSIR developed nano catalyst helps in adopting a new process of selective oxidation because View Explanation
(1)  it is useful due to its easy availability
(2)  it is an economically viable and more environment friendly means
(3)  it has maximum waste and it can again be recycled
(4)  it is not categorised as hazardous
(5)  None
143) Recently, eleven pacts were signed by Germany and India. In this regard, which of the following statement(s) is/are correct? I. The pacts were signed in March month at the Hannover Trade Fair. II. Indian companies including HMT and Essel Group have signed 11 MoUs with German firms. III. The pacts will help boost foreign fund inflows as well as domestic manufacturing. Select the correct answer using the codes given below, View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  I, II and III
(3)  II and III
(4)  Only III
(5)  None
144) Government provision under Atal Pension Yojana is/are I. Fixed pension guarantee for the subscribers. II. Would co-contribute 50% of the subscriber contribution or Rs. 1000 per annum, whichever is lower, to eligible subscribers. III. would also reimburse the promotional and development activities including incentive to the contribution collection agencies to encourage people to join the APY. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  All of these
(3)  I and III
(4)  II and III
(5)  None of these
145) Choose the correct statements from the following : I. The second largest private lender HDFC Bank launched co-branded medical benefits card with Apollo Hospitals. II. The card comes with a free accidental death insurance of Rs.3 lakh. III. Accident hospitalisation insurance of Rs. 150000 apart from discounts at Apollo network. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  I and II
(3)  II and III
(4)  Only III
(5)  None of these
146) The existing three step process for the production of phenol is used by industries as because View Explanation
(1)  it is energy-consuming, environmentally unfavourable.
(2)  it is loss energy consuming, loss environment friendly but highly efficient
(3)  it is energy consuming, environmentally unfavourable and disadvantageous for practical operation
(4)  it is efficient than all other techniques of nano technology
(5)  None of these
147) Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct regarding Temple of Heaven? I. It is a complex of religious buildings situated in Central Fujian. II. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. III. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a Yoga-Taichi event at the Temple of Heaven. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  All of these
(3)  II and III
(4)  Only III
(5)  None of these
148) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have developed nano catalyst which can View Explanation
(1)  activate methane at low temperature
(2)  activate methane at low temperature without any deactivation
(3)  activate the random reaction of several hydrocarbons especially methane
(4)  activated the reduction reaction of nano catalytic hydrocarbons
(5)  None of these
149) The Union Cabinet gave its nod for revising the existing DTAA with South Korea. What is DTAA? View Explanation
(1)  Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement
(2)  Double Tenure Avoidance Agreement
(3)  Dual Tenure Avoidance Agreement
(4)  Double Taxation Avoidance Authority
(5)  None of these
150) GAGAN is having View Explanation
(1)  Satellite Based Augmentation System
(2)  Satellite Based Assimilation System
(3)  Satellite Based Affirmative System
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None of these
151) The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval to allow the REITs as an eligible financial instrument/ structure under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999. What is REITs? View Explanation
(1)  Real Estate Investment Trusts
(2)  Real Estate Instruction Trusts
(3)  Rare Enclave Investment Trusts
(4)  Real Enclave Investment Trusts
(5)  None of these
152) GAGAN is developed at an estimated cost of View Explanation
(1)  Rs. 770 crore
(2)  Rs. 704 crore
(3)  Rs. 702 crore
(4)  Rs. 703 crore
(5)  None of these
153) Scientists from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have discovered a new species of........., Glyptothorax senapatiensis, in the Chindwin river drainage in Senapati district of Manipur. View Explanation
(1)  algae
(2)  tortoise
(3)  small fish
(4)  catfish
(5)  None of these
154) Which of the following statements is true about the exports of China which is a close competitor of India? I. China's economic , success is basically on the fact that it exports cheaper goods to rich nations like the USA etc. II. In the year 2007, China's exports became almost 40% of its GDP. IE. When compared to India China's share in the world exports is more than 30% whereas India's share is mere 6% of the global exports. View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
155) NASA developed tool to predict View Explanation
(1)  destructive ultraviolet rays of the Sun
(2)  destructive sigma rays of the meteors
(3)  destructive magnetic field of the other celestial bodies
(4)  destructive solar storms
(5)  None of these
156) STEREO is View Explanation
(1)  Solar Transmission Related Observatory
(2)  Solar Transmitted Regional Observatory
(3)  Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory
(4)  Solar Transfer of Rectified Observatory
(5)  None of these
157) David Cameron, Prime Minister of United Kingdom, is set for a second term as his Party won a majority in the UK's hotly-contested polls recently by winning 331 seats out of total 650 seats in House of Commons. He belongs to which party?View Explanation
(1)  Labour
(2)  Conservative
(3)  Liberty
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None of these
158) Who became the 4th Indian shooter to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics in men's Air Rifle event? View Explanation
(1)  Bhim Singh
(2)  Rani Sarnobat
(3)  Sanjeev Rajput
(4)  Abhinav Bindra
(5)  None of these
159) Top Russian and Indian institutions signed 11 Memoranda of Understandings (MoU) for higher academic cooperation recently in which field? View Explanation
(1)  Scientific research and training
(2)  Electrical Engineering
(3)  Atmospheric science
(4)  Study of metallurgy
(5)  None of these
160) Which city have been chosen to make it International Financial Services Centres (IFSC) in India? View Explanation
(1)  Delhi
(2)  Kolkata
(3)  Mumbai
(4)  Ahmedabad
(5)  None of these
161) Philippine and Japanese coast guard teams staged an anti-piracy drill, which featured the storming of a cargo vessel after a mock hijack recently in a show of maritime cooperation between the two nations amid rising tension in Asian waters. The drill is exercised on which bay? View Explanation
(1)  Tokyo Bay
(2)  Hiroshima Bay
(3)  Manila Bay
(4)  Suruga Bay
(5)  None of these
162) As per the 'State of the World's Mothers' report, 2015, India has slipped in the ranking from last year's 137th, behind countries like Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Iraq. What is the rank in 2015? View Explanation
(1)  139th
(2)  138th
(3)  140th
(4)  141st
(5)  None of these
163) Which High Court allowed Green Peace India to operate two of its domestic accounts and access its fixed deposits? View Explanation
(1)  Kolkata
(2)  Delhi
(3)  Mumbai
(4)  Haryana and Punjab
(5)  None of these
164) Recently, which country have unfurled a national flag, the size of 19 football pitches in a bid to set a Guinness world record and promote patriotism in the face of Islamist extremism? View Explanation
(1)  Iraq
(2)  Afghanistan
(3)  Pakistan
(4)  Tunisia
(5)  None of these
165) The Supreme Court recently issued a slew of guidelines on regulation of public advertisements that the advertisements can carry pictures of certain dignitaries. Who is/are the personality(s)? View Explanation
(1)  The President
(2)  The Prime Minister
(3)  The Chief Justice of India
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None of these
166) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) notified that the Foreign Institutional Investors and the Registered Foreign Portfolio Investors can now invest in India up to View Explanation
(1)  51%
(2)  only 51% and not more
(3)  49%
(4)  50%
(5)  100%
167) Lok Sabha recently passed the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015 by voice vote. What is the purpose of this bill? View Explanation
(1)  Dealing in cheque-bounce
(2)  Dealing in cash deposit
(3)  Dealing in cash withdrawal
(4)  Dealing in demand drafts
(5)  None of these
168) North-East Mega Food Park Private Limited to proposed to be established at View Explanation
(1)  Nalbari (Asom)
(2)  Shillong (Meghalaya)
(3)  Dispur (Asom)
(4)  Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh)
(5)  None of these
169) Which place a government operated postal system, cater the e-commerce business enterprises, Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has launched a dedicated e-commerce Centre of India Posts? View Explanation
(1)  Mumbai
(2)  New Delhi
(3)  Chandigarh
(4)  Thiruvananthapuram
(5)  None of these
170) Jan Aushadhi, a generic drug store in New Delhi, has been started by View Explanation
(1)  Ministry of Chemical and Hydrocarbons
(2)  Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers
(3)  Ministry of Health
(4)  Ministry of Home Affairs
(5)  None of these
171) Which of the following statements is incorrect related to ICICI Bank launched 'voice recognition services'? View Explanation
(1)  ICICI Bank launched voice recognition services which authenticate customers based on their speech patterns.
(2)  The voice recognition technology works on voice prints which are unique to an individual.
(3)  It comprises more than 1000 characteristics indulging voice modulation, speed, accent, pronunciation which are impossible to imitate, thereby enhancing security.
(4)  Both I and II
(5)  All of the above
172) Who has been nominated as the Chief of Film and Television Institute of India? View Explanation
(1)  Sharmila Tagore
(2)  Anupam Kher
(3)  Gajendra Chauhan
(4)  Pradeep Nagar
(5)  None of these
173) Consider the following statement(s) about Strategic Debt Restructuring (SDR) scheme of RBI: I. The RBI issued new norms for Strategic Debt Conversion (SDR) which will give lenders the right to convert their outstanding loans into a majority equity stake if the borrower fails to meet conditions stipulated under the restructuring package. II. It should be approved by 75% of the creditors by value and 60% of creditors by number. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None of these
174) Consider the following statement(s) related to 'Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL)' : I. Kochi Metro is a joint venture of the governments of India and Kerala. II. Axis Bank has formed a Consortium of service providers and will soon start work on installing AFC system. Which of the above statement(s)is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None of these
175) India and Bangladesh have signed the historical 1947 Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) which would settle the View Explanation
(1)  refugee issues in bordering areas
(2)  return of hostages
(3)  dispute of international sea
(4)  dispute of 4096 km long border between both countries
(5)  None of these
176) Consider the following statement(s) related to 'Environmental Democracy Index (EDI)' : I. India has ranked 24th out of 70 countries in the first Environmental Democracy Index that is topped by Lithuania and evaluates nations' progress in enacting laws to promote transparency, accounta¬bility and citizen engagement in environmental decision making. II. The index evaluates environmental democracy in 70 countries, including 75 legal and 24 practice indicators, based on recognised international standards. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None of these
177) Consider the following statement(s) regarding National People's Party : I. It was founded in January, 2013 by PA Sangma, nine-time Member of Parliament from Meghalaya. II. Election Commission of India (ECI) has suspended recognition of the PA Sangma-led National People's Party (NPP) which was a recognised State party in Meghalaya. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None of these
178) Khoya-Paya web portal is related to View Explanation
(1)  exchanging information on missing and found children
(2)  lost articles of Railways
(3)  lost articles during portal transport
(4)  lost vehicles in different States
(5)  None of these
179) Consider the following statement(s) related to 'New Bank Note Paper Line unit' : I. Union Finance Minister Arunjaitley inaugurated the New Bank Note Paper Line unit of 6000 metric tonne capacity at Security Paper Mill in Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh. II. First consignment of Rs. 1000 bank notes made indigenously from this paper mill to the Currency Note Press Nasik. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None of these
180) Dasaradhi Rangacharya was related to View Explanation
(1)  Tamil literature
(2)  Telugu films
(3)  Telugu writer
(4)  Bollywood films
(5)  None of these
181) A high level trilateral dialogue in New Delhi on June 10 was concluded by View Explanation
(1)  India, China and Sri Lanka
(2)  India, Japan and China
(3)  India, USA and Norway
(4)  India, Japan and Australia
(5)  None
182) Consider the following statement(s) related to World Tobacco 2015 campaign : I. Raise awareness on the harm to people's health caused by the illicit trade in tobacco products. II. Ratification of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products by all Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) to curb illicit trade. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None of these
183) Bilateral Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation, held in Warsaw on June 15, 2015, between View Explanation
(1)  India and Austria
(2)  India and Germany
(3)  India and Russia
(4)  India and Poland
(5)  None of these
184) Consider the following statement(s) regarding 'Jal Kranti Abhiyan' : I. It was launched by Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti in Jaipur, Rajasthan. II. Jal Kranti Abhiyan aims at turning one water scared village in each district of the country into water surplus village water through a holistic and integrated approach by adopting conservation and management techniques. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None of the above
185) Who is the newly appointed scientific advisor to Defence Minister of India? View Explanation
(1)  Dr. GS Satpathy
(2)  Dr. PS Narayan Murthy
(3)  Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy
(4)  Dr. Gopal Ram Murthy
(5)  None
186) Consider the following statement(s)related to 'Clean Ganga Mission' : I. The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) signed an MoU for period of five years on June 8, 2015. II. It established along-term partnership for the involvement of youth in the abatement of pollution and conservation of the river Ganga. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Either I or II
(5)  None
187) Godawari Maha Pushkaram festival, which is held in 144 years, is being held in the State of View Explanation
(1)  Rajasthan
(2)  Andhra Pradesh
(3)  Tamil Nadu
(4)  Karnataka
(5)  Delhi
188) Consider the following statement(s) regarding Agreement on Coastal Shipping between India and Bangladesh : I. The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the agreement on Coastal Shipping between India and Bangladesh to carry out coastal movement of goods between the two countries. II. The Indian ports serving as transhipment ports for Bangladesh cargo will derive benefits by way of enhanced throughput as a result of Indo-Bangladesh coastal trade. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only I
(2)  Only II
(3)  Both I and II
(4)  Neither I nor II
(5)  None
189) Fishing have been banned along the western coast for 61 days, except View Explanation
(1)  Andhra Pradesh
(2)  Kerala
(3)  Tamil Nadu
(4)  Goa
(5)  None of these
190) Who became first Indian footballer to score 50 international goals? View Explanation
(1)  Sunil Chhetri
(2)  Bhaichung Bhutia
(3)  IM Vijayan
(4)  Dhoni
(5)  None of the above
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