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1) Consider the following statements: 1. The Assam government announced that 15 gharials will be released in the Brahmaputra belt as part of its plan to make it a habitat of the species. 2. Experts from World Wide Fund for Nature (WWFN), an NGO have planned to release Gharials in February-March next year near Karmowal village. Which statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  None of these
2) Consider the following statements with respect to the National Adaptation Fund on Climate Change: 1. The government has established the National Adaptation Fund on Climate Change (NAFCC). 2. The objective of the fund is to assist State and Union Territories that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change in meeting the cost of adaptation. 3. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has been appointed as National Implementing Entity (NIE) responsible for implementation of adaptation projects under the (NAFCC). Which statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
3) Recently, the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) has got President's assent. The NJAC will comprise of 1. Chief Justice of India 2. Two senior judges of Supreme Court 3. Two eminent personalities 4. The Prime Minister and the Law Minister Chose the correct answer from the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1, 3 and 4
(2)  1 and 4
(3)  2, 3 and 4
(4)  1, 2 and 3
(5)  None of these
4) Consider the following statements with respect to the National Green Tribunal: 1. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has been established on October 18, 2010 under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010. 2. It is established for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources. 3. It also includes enforcement of any legal right relating to environment and giving relief and compensation for damages to persons and property and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. 4. The NGT has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that no unauthorised construction activities are permitted and no trees cut in the eco-sensitive zone near the Taj Mahal. Which statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  1, 2 and 3
(2)  2 and 4
(3)  1, 3 and 4
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
5) Consider the following statements world's largest flower Blooms: 1. A Titan Arum, believed to be the world's largest flower, bloomed in Tokyo's Jindai Botanical Garden for the first time in five years. 2. The two-metre high (6.5 feet) flower has attracted hundreds of visitors to the garden forcing it to extend its opening hours. Which statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  None of these
6) Consider the following statements with respect to the Santhara: 1. Santhara means a fast unto death. A person after taking a vow of 'Santhara' stops eating and even drinking water and awaits death. 2. The Rajasthan High Court declared the practice of 'Santhara' or 'Sullekhana' within the Jain community as illegal. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  None of these
7) Consider the following statements with respect to the Santhara: 1. Santhara means a fast unto death. A person after taking a vow of 'Santhara' stops eating and even drinking water and awaits death. 2. The Rajasthan High Court declared the practice of 'Santhara' or 'Sullekhana' within the Jain community as illegal. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  None of these
8) Consider the following statements with respect to the Puntius dolichopterus: 1. A new cyprinid fish, Puntius dolichopterus has been discovered in Kerala's Kayamkulam city. 2. The new fish species has been discovered, named and described by Mathews Plamoottil, head of the department of Zoology, Baby John Memorial Government College, near Kollam city. 3. The new freshwater fish was collected from a small water stream flowing in the heart of Alappuzha district's Kayamkulam city. Which statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
9) Consider the following statements with respect to the Saraswati Samman: 1. President Pranab Mukherjee presented the 24th Saraswati Samman for 2014 to AA Manavalan for his epic "Sri Ramayana Mahanveshanam" written in Malayalam. 2. The first Saraswati Samman was awarded to HarivanshRai Bachchan in 1991 for "Autobiography in four volumes" written in Hindi. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  None of these
10) Consider the following statements with respect to the GFI: 1. The Gymnastic Federation of India (GFI) pioneer of gymnastic in India came in existence in the year 1951 with the main aims to encourages, promotes, control, and popularises the competitive gymnastic in the Union of Indi a. 2. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) granted its affiliation to the Federation in the year of 1952. India, being the second most populated and the 7th largest country of the world, the Gymnastic Federation of India is an important Unit of the Federation of International Gymnastic (FIG), Commonwealth Gymnastic Confederation (CGC) and Asian Gymnastic Union (AGU). 3. The Federation was registered with the Registrar of Societies Delhi under Societies Registration Act, 1957 in the year 1966. 4. Sudhakar Shetty of Maharashtra was elected as the President of the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) recently, replacing Jaspal Singh Kandhari. Which statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  1, 2 and 3
(2)  2, 3 and 4
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
11) Consider the following statements: 1. The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, inaugurated an International Conference on 'Inclusive Museums' at Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 6, 2015. 2. The theme of the Conference is 'Museums as Civic Spaces'. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
12) Consider the following statements with respect to the Acharya Dev Vrat: 1. He is sworn as the 27th Governor of Himachal Pradesh. 2. He chose to take the oath in Sanskrit, sending a strong message about his "gurukul" background and becoming the first Governor of the state to take oath in a language other than Hindi and English. Which statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 & 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
13) Consider the following statements with respect to the Youth Revival Day and Youth Award: 1. The government of Tamil Nadu has instituted a youth award in the name of former President Dr. Kalam. 2. Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has announced the annual 'Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award' consisting 8 gram gold, Rs. 5 lakh cash and a citation would be given from this year onward on every Independence Day to a person from the state who works with exceptional merit in science, humanities and students welfare. 3. She has also announced that Dr. Kalam's birthday on October 15 would be celebrated as the 'Youth Revival Day". Which of the statements) given above is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 2
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
14) Consider the following statements with respect to Ram Sevak Sharma: 1. Information Technology Secretary Ram Sevak Sharma is appointed Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). 2. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Ram Sewak Sharma as Chairperson of TRAI for a period of three years. 3. He is set to retire in September as Secretary of Department of Electronics and Information Technology. A 1978-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre. Which statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
15) Consider the following statements with respect to the Gadhimai Festival: 1. In an unparalleled religious madness, in Tamil Nadu, India, a Hindu festival calls for a mass animal sacrifice which is considered to be the world's goriest mass killing of animals. 2. A few hundred thousands buffaloes, pigs, goats, pigeons, rabbits and chickens are killed as part of the blood-soaked festival held every five years (November 24, 25) to honour the Hindu goddess of power. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
16) The Delhi High Court sought the Centre's response on a plea by Digital Radio Broadcasting Ltd. Which FM Radio runs against the government's decision and denying it permission to participate in the third phase of FM auction? View Explanation
(1)  Red FM
(2)  Radio City
(3)  Radio Mirchi
(4)  Big FM
(5)  None of these
17) Consider the following statements with respect to Sundar Pichai: 1. Pichai Sundararajan, better known as Sundar Pichai, 2. Pichai was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, in India in 1972. 3. He is a technology executive who is Product Chief at Google Inc. 4. Pichai was announced as the next Chief Executive Officer of Google on August 10, 2015. Which statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  1,2 and 3
(2)  2, 3 and 4
(3)  1,2 and 4
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
18) Consider the following statements with respect to the film 'Pagdi-The Honour': 1. Punjab Chief Minister announced that award-winning film 'Pagdi-The Honour' will be made tax-free. 2. 'Pagdi' is the first Punjabi film which has won two national awards, he said. The film has also bagged the title of best film (Punjabi) and has also won best supporting actor (female) award, he adde d. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
19) The government of NCT of Delhi hereby reconstitutes the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) consisting of the Promila Gupta, Farheen Malik and Sarika Chaudhary as its members. The Chairperson and the members of the commission shall hold the office with effect from July 18 for three years as provided under Section-4 of the DCW Act, 1994, it also state d. Which of the following is its chairperson? View Explanation
(1)  Swati Mahajan
(2)  Swati Maliwal
(3)  Sumitra Tripathi
(4)  Alka Lamba
(5)  None of these
20) Consider the following statements with respect to the FSSAI: 1. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. 2. It is a statutory body for laying down science based standards for articles of food. 3. It is a body of regulating manufacturing, processing, distribution, sale and import of food so as to ensure safe and wholesome food for human consumption. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2 and 3
(3)  Only 1 and 2
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
21) Consider the following statements: 1. He was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. 2. A career scientist turned reluctant politician. He spent the next four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and was intimately involved in India's civilian space programme and military missile development efforts. 3. In his book 'India 2020', he strongly advocated an action plan to develop India into a "knowledge superpower" and a developed nation by the year 2020. He regarded his work on India's nuclear weapons programme as a way to assert India's place as a future superpower. The above statements are about: View Explanation
(1)  Anshu Gupta
(2)  Radha krishnan
(3)  Abdulkalan
(4)  Pranab Mukherjee
(5)  None of these
22) Consider the following statements with respect to the National Space Act: 1. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has initiated a process of formulating a National Space Act for India for regulating space activities in India; facilitate enhanced levels of private sector participation and offering more commercial opportunities. 2. Towards this, a two-day national workshop was held at ISRO Headquarters, Bangalore, with the participation of experts across the country. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
23) Consider the following statements with respect to the Solidarity Prize: 1. The Solidarity Prize is awarded for promotion and protection of democracy and civil liberties. 2. The prize has been established by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. The selection of the laureate is a two-stage process. Fifteen nominators are presenting their candidates. Which statement(s) is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
24) Consider the following statements: 1. The Prize was originally established by General Assembly resolution 68/275 on June 6, 2014 and its Statute was approved by General Assembly resolution 69/269 on April 2, 2015. 2. The Prize, to be awarded to each winner, in recognition of the humility, shall be a plaque engraved with an appropriate citation and a relevant quotation. The quotation shall be determined by the Committee for the United Nations, in consultation with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The above statements are related to View Explanation
(1)  Ramon Magsaysay Award
(2)  UN Solidarity Prize
(3)  Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize
(4)  UN Prize for Humanity
(5)  None of these
25) This is an annual award, which is established to perpetuate of integrity in governance, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society. The above statement is related to View Explanation
(1)  Ramon Magsaysay Award
(2)  UN Solidarity Prize
(3)  Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize
(4)  UN Prize for Humanity
(5)  None of these
26) Joshna Chinapa (India) defeated Lina Hausen and bagged the title in the Victorian Open in Melbourne. Lina Hausen belong to which country? View Explanation
(1)  Germany
(2)  The USA
(3)  Denmark
(4)  France
(5)  None of these
27) Consider the following statements with respect to the Jat reservation: 1. The Rajasthan High Court has asked the state government to conduct a fresh survey of the other backward communities who are on the state list of Other Backward Castes (OBCs). 2. The Supreme Court said the Centre gave a go by to the statutory scheme in according reservation benefits to a 'politically organised' community. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are true? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  Neither 1 nor 2
28) CONCACAF stands for View Explanation
(1)  Confederation of North Central American and Caribbean Association Football
(2)  Confederation of Namibia Central Association and Caribbean Associates in Football
(3)  Confederation of Netherlands Central Association and Central American Football
(4)  Confederation of Northern Central Association and Croatian Associates in Football
(5)  None of these
29) Consider the following statements with respect to Resolution 2231 (2015) adopted by the Security Council on July 20, 2015: 1. Welcoming Iran's reaffirmation in the JCPOA that it will under no circumstances ever seek, develop or acquire any nuclear weapons. 2. Affirming that conclusion of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) marks a fundamental shift in its consideration of this issue, and expressing its desire to build a new relationship with Iran strengthened by the implementation of the JCPOA and to bring to a satisfactory conclusion its consideration of this matter. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are true"? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
30) Hungarian Grand Prix 2015 was won by View Explanation
(1)  Sebastian Vettel
(2)  Red Bull
(3)  Daniel Lewis
(4)  Ayrton Senna
(5)  None of these
31) Consider the following statements: 1. Chhattisgarh State Legislative Assembly recently passed the Chhattisgarh Public Grievance Redressal Bill, 2015 by a voice vote. 2. It will empower people to seek redressal of their grievances in a time-bound manner by government officials. 3. Powers in this regard is vested on the Public Grievance Redressal Officer and the first and second Appellate Authorities to deal with delayed grievances cases. 4. In case of on failure to hear and redress grievances, penalty ranging from Rs. 5000 to Rs. 50000 will be imposed on the government servants. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  3 only
(4)  only 2
(5)  None of these
32) The famous archer clinched the first Indian senior level archer at the World Championship Meet at Copenhagen. Choose among the given options, the right person View Explanation
(1)  Laxmirani Manjhi
(2)  Deepika Kumari
(3)  Rajat Chauhan
(4)  Prabhroop Sekhon
(5)  None of these
33) Consider the following statements: 1. Chris Froome participated in his second Tour de France in just three years. 2. Chris Froome became the first Briton who reached the finish line of the race safely after the three week long race. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  Neither 1 and 2
34) Consider the following statements: 1. Gujarat signed Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) worth Rs. 2452 crore at an investor meet 'Delivering dreams, sharing prosperity' organised in New Delhi. 2. These MoUs signed in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) by the Bureau of Industry Promotion, principal agency in charge of investment promotion in Gujarat 3. These MoUs will help in setting up of industrial units, which would generate about 7053 direct jobs and thousands of indirect ones. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  Only 3
(4)  only 2
(5)  None of these
35) Consider the following statements: 1. Tripura Assembly has passed a resolution to request the Union government to amend Section-365 of the IPC to abolish capital punishment. 2. The resolution is apparently fallout of recent hanging of Yakub 'Memon, prime accused in Mumbai serial blasts. 3. The government of Tripura also mentioned that the capital punishment has not yielded effective results and it has not reduced the tendency of heinous crimes. 4. Most of the developed countries in the world also have abolished the death penalty and only 58 countries, still are following or practicing the old law. Select the correct statements) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1, 2 and 3
(2)  2, 3 and 4
(3)  All of these
(4)  1,3 and 4
(5)  None of these
36) Consider the following statements: 1. The government of Gujarat sign a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with Taiwan-based Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics on August 8, 2015 to set up manufacturing facility in the State. 2. Foxconn had been shown land in Gandhinagar district and also in and around Vadodara for its proposed investment. In the first phase, the company may invest $1 billion in the State. Now the company will bring the entire supply chain to India and not looking just at assembling. 3. This is the second MoU being signed in quick success in Maharashtra in 2015. Recently, General Motors had proposed to invest Rs. 6400 crore for expansion of its manufacturing facility in Pune district of Maharashtra. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  Only 3
(4)  only 2
(5)  None of these
37) Young sportsman Shubham Jaglan is famous for View Explanation
(1)  cricket
(2)  football
(3)  F-1
(4)  golf
(5)  None of these
38) Consider the following statements: 1. In Arunachal Pradesh, Tendong Lho Rum Faat, the annual festival of the ethnic Lepcha tribe is being celebrated with traditional devotion and fanfare. 2. On this day they worship the Mount Tendong, which, according to the folklore, is the saviour for them. 3. A special programme of puja and folk songs and dances has been organised in the capital Itanagar to mark the festival of Tendong Lho Rum Faat. The Lepchas, said to be the aboriginals of the State, are great worshippers of nature. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 3
(2)  2 and 4
(3)  All of these
(4)  only 3
(5)  None of these
39) The winner of British Grand Prix 2015 is View Explanation
(1)  Sebastian Vettel
(2)  Nico Rosberg
(3)  Kimi Raikonnen
(4)  Lewis Hamilton
(5)  None of these
40) Hockey World League was held in View Explanation
(1)  Belgium
(2)  Denmark
(3)  Belgium
(4)  Nairo Quintana
(5)  None of these
41) Roller Skating is associated with View Explanation
(1)  Master Prabhroop Sekhon
(2)  Amardeep Dhillon
(3)  Babita Kumari
(4)  Sihan Sandhu
(5)  None of these
42) Consider the following statements: 1. Mobile application 'Disha' is launched in Jharkhand to aid digital literacy in the state which is expected to help people in learning about computers and Internet through self-learning modules. 2. In order to offer digital literacy to tribal and Dalit women in Jharkhand, the telecom minister awarded tablet computers to women who received training from common service centres in Bihar. The app is free and available on Google Play Store. 3. Under the initiatives to improve digital connectivity 'in Jharkhand, BSNL will install 1000 new base stations in the state and 184 of these will be located in Naxal-affected areas. 4. All 8554 gram panchayats of Jharkhand will be connected under Bharat Net in next three years. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 3
(2)  2 and 4
(3)  All of these
(4)  Either 1 and 2
(5)  None of these
43) Pankaj Adwani won his 13th World title after winning the World 6-Red Snooker Championship on August 11, 2015. Whom he defeated? View Explanation
(1)  Aryton Senna-ll
(2)  Ryan Cuskelly
(3)  Guardado
(4)  Yan Bingtao
(5)  None of these
44) Consider the following statements: 1. The government of Bihar announced recently about the first 56-km stretch of the much-awaited Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project, which would be commissioned in Bihar in March, 2016. 2. The stretch between Durgawati and Sasaram would gradually eliminate all the 28 level crossings by building road over bridges and road underbridges. 3. Currently, the technology and safety clearances are being tied up for the stretch. The double line section will be commissioned with an investment of Rs.5000 crore. This is funded by Indian Railways' Equity Fund. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  only 3
(5)  None of these
45) Who is named as the Golden Ball winner in the CONC ACAF Gold Cup tournament 2015? View Explanation
(1)  Ryan Cuskelly
(2)  Lewis Hamilton
(3)  Guardado
(4)  Ricciardo
(5)  None of these
46) Consider the following statements: 1. Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu launched new train services in the South Indian states through video-conferencing from New Delhi recently. 2. With commissioning of Balipara-Bhalukpong gauge conversion Arunachal Pradesh state has received second Broad Gauge connectivity in its history. 3. Earlier in 2015, direct train service was launched between Arunachal Pradesh's capital Itanagar and Delhi. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 only
(2)  2 only
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  2 and 3
(5)  None of these
47) Consider the following sentences: 1. The decision to suspend the sportsman Gurbaj Singh was taken after a meeting of Hockey's India's Disciplinary Committee. 2. Former Indian Coach Jude Felix levelled the charge against him in his report. Choose among the options, the right answer; View Explanation
(1)  Only 1 is true.
(2)  Only 2 is true.
(3)  Both 1 and 2 are true.
(4)  Either 1 and 2 are true
(5)  None of these
48) Consider the following statements: 1. Haryana has decided to establish the Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board to preserve and promote various archeo-cultural facets of the Saraswati heritage area. 2. The registered office of the board would be in Rohtak or Bahadurgarh. 3. The board will initiate, promote and support research in Saraswati's Heritage, publish books, journals, monographs as also publish biographies of scholars who have contributed to the study of Saraswati Heritage. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  1 and 3
(3)  All of these
(4)  2 and 3
(5)  None of these
49) National Sports Development Code of India set 1. to examine the existing body and revise the same to make it more precise. 2. to make specific recommendations on preparation electoral college and streamlining of District/State bodies. Choose the correct option. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1 is true
(2)  Both 1 and 2 are true.
(3)  Only 2 is true.
(4)  Both 1 and 2 are false.
(5)  None of these
50) The government constituted 'All India Council of Sports' as View Explanation
(1)  a supervisory body to look after the security of the team
(2)  a deliberate effort to implement the policies of the government.
(3)  an advisory body of the Ministry of Sports.
(4)  a advisory body to deliberate on matters relating to the promotion and development of sports
(5)  None of these
51) Among the aims of the Council, it does not include, choose among the following: View Explanation
(1)  It renders the coach to make ties with medical practitioners of other country.
(2)  It renders them to popularise the sport.
(3)  It makes them arise issues of match fixing.
(4)  It makes them professional in real term.
(5)  None of these
52) Consider the following statements: 1. Maharashtra government set-up a Cabinet sub-committee to prepare an action plan to tackle the grim drought situation in Marathwada. 2. The sub-committee has been empowered to monitor the water scarcity situation and take decisions accordingly. 3. The State has received an average of 71% rain. There are 54% water storage, out of which in Marathwada there is only 17% and 77% area has been covered by sowing. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  1 and 3
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
53) The new Suez canal is View Explanation
(1)  double of the existing older canal
(2)  half and parallel to the existing one
(3)  only one-third of it
(4)  only one-fourth and allows free movement of all ships
(5)  None of these
54) Consider the following statements: 1. Bihar Cabinet gave its nod to the much awaited Industrial Policy Resolution (IPR) 2015 on August 13, 2015 after several rounds of consultation with different administrative departments and industry associations. 2. The scheme will be implemented from 2015-16 to 2025-26. It is aimed at ensuring availability of uninterrupted power to the consumers in the twin cities of Patna. 3. The Cabinet also gave its nod to the State Capital Region Improvement of Power System (SCRIPS) scheme with an outlay of Rs. 1500 crore and 650.64 km ambitious Rajendra Prasad Expressway. Select the correct statements) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  1 and 3
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
55) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the Third Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Review on August 4, 2015 to View Explanation
(1)  keep the Liquidity Adjustment Facility above 7.25%
(2)  keep the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAP) equal to 7.25%
(3)  keep the Liquidity Adjustment Facility below 7.25%
(4)  give away with the Liquidity Adjustment Facility as advised by the Finance Commission
(5)  None of these
56) Consider the following statements: 1. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has introduced a new product for diabetes in India named 'Teneligliptin'. 2. The drug belongs to the gliptin class of drugs, which have come to be the preferred line of treatment for managing type 2 diabetes across the globe. 3. Teneligliptin is a selective DPP-4 inhibitor that falls in the second line of therapy options where metformin is used in the first line of therapy. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 4
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None of these
57) When the momentum of price increases for education View Explanation
(1)  the pressure is increased for personal care and effects on household goods
(2)  the pressure is digested by the spending of the money by the Reserve Bank of India
(3)  the pressure on household goods remain unaffected
(4)  the momentum of inflation on service sector gets more hardly affected
(5)  None of these
58) Consider the following statements: 1. Mosquirix, the world's first malaria vaccine, has been approved by the European Medicine Agency. 2. This drug is designed for use in young children, in an effort to reduce the incidence of this often fatal disease. 3. Malaria is rampant in the areas of tropical and sub-tropical regions such as South America and North America. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 4
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
59) Short term real risk in Macro-economics always View Explanation
(1)  supports the borrowing by interest rate sensitive customer segments
(2)  disrupts the education system
(3)  remains unaffected due to huge international funds.
(4)  affects the defence deals
(5)  None of these
60) Consider the following statements: 1. A team of researchers in Germany and Ireland has developed a new device that dramatically cuts the time to detect bacterial species that cause urinary tract infections. 2. The researchers identified Escherichia coli (more commonly known as E. coli) and Enterococcus faecalis are the two species who cause urinary tract infections in 5 minutes. 3. The speedy diagnosis marks a tremendous reduction in the wait time compared to the lengthy lag which is often 24 hours or more often associated with methods routinely used to identify bacteria and diagnose urinary tract infections. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 only
(2)  2 only
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  2 and 4
(5)  None of these
61) Consider the following statements: 1. The agricultural sector gets the support from contingency plans. 2. If good harvest gets strengthened, it helps the current weak rural demand. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1 is true.
(2)  Only 2 is true.
(3)  Both are true.
(4)  Both are false.
(5)  None of these
62) Consider the following statements: 1. Indo-UK bilateral Air Exercise 'Indradhanush' between Indian Air Force (LAP) and British Royal Air Forces (RAF) has been concluded recently. 2. The Exercise Indradhanush started in Britain on July 21, 2015. During the 5-day exercise different elements of the LAP contingent operated from separate RAF bases. 3. The Sukhois operated from Cornings by, combat support elements from Brize Norton and the Garud special forces from Hunnington. 4. The two air forces also operate common combat support platforms, namely the Globe master and the Super Hercules. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1, 3 and 4
(2)  1, 2 and 3
(3)  All of these
(4)  2, 3 and 4
(5)  None of these
63) The projected output for 2015-16 has been View Explanation
(1)  below 7.6%
(2)  more than 7.6%
(3)  retained at 7.6%
(4)  above the GDP
(5)  None of these
64) Consider the following statements: 1. A Russian Soyuz EG rocket successfully launched the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft on a six-hour launch-to-docking mission recently. 2. It was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, followed by a successful docking with NASA's Kjell Lindgren. 3. This latest Soyuz crew mission was realigned as part of the evaluations into the near-term manifest following the Progress M-27M failure. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 4
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
65) Consider the following statements: 1. The Kharif sowing has expanded significantly in respect of oilseeds, pulses, rice and coarse cereals. 2. It is supported by contingency plans of the Central government. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
66) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has planned to keep Bank Rate at View Explanation
(1)  7.25%
(2)  8.25%
(3)  8.50%
(4)  7.00%
(5)  None of these
67) India foiled United Kingdom's bid to use View Explanation
(1)  Bombay High for oil extraction
(2)  Uttarakhand for Ayurvedic Plantations
(3)  Gujarat for wine production
(4)  Turmeric for treating hair loss
(5)  None of these
68) Consider the following statements: 1. Kepler 452b is the most Earth-like planet every discovered in history. 2. Kepler 452b circles a sunlike star in an orbit that takes 365 days. 3. In addition to the discovery of Kepler-452b, the scientists announced nine more newly-found Earth-sized planets. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Only 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
69) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) had added a new grid by commissioning the Vindhyachal Super plant which is View Explanation
(1)  thermal power plant
(2)  hydel power plant
(3)  renewable power plant
(4)  a nuclear power plant
(5)  None of the above
70) India recently signed the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project-II with World Bank to View Explanation
(1)  give early warning dissemination system
(2)  give 200 ambulance in coastal areas
(3)   give signals to State capital in all coastal region
(4)  provide life support systems in all coastal town hospitals
(5)  None of the above
71) Consider the following statements: 1. The NASA has extended a contract with Russia's space agency for $490 million to carry US astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) amid a lack of Congressional funding. 2. The Japan will continue to rely exclusively on Russia to take astronauts to the orbiting outpost under the new contract. 3. The USA has been dependent on Russia for ISS access since it ended its space shuttle program in July, 2012. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 4
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of the above
72) In July, 2015, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship signed an MoU with which Ministry to establish a framework for concerted and comprehensive joint action to address the need for skilled human resources in the health sector? View Explanation
(1)  Home Affairs
(2)  Health & Family Welfare
(3)  Urban Development
(4)  both 1 and 2
(5)  None of the above
73) Recently Adani's company is in news View Explanation
(1)  due to its discovery of new oil and gas plant in Puducherry
(2)  due to its deal with the Uttarakhand government in the plantation of 1500 hectares of land
(3)  due to its rejection of Australian based mine and rail project
(4)  due to buying of diamond mines in Sudan
(5)  None of these
74) Consider the following statements: 1. Multi Application Solar Telescope (MAST) was operationalised at the Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO) of Physical Research Laboratory (PRL). 2. It is a telescope for the detailed study of the solar activity including its magnetic field. It is an off-axis Gregorian-Code telescope with a 50 cm aperture. 3. Mast is built by Mechanical and Optical Systems of France and it was tested by the USO for on site acceptance. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 4
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
75) Recently, International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) signed a memorandum of understandings related to View Explanation
(1)  establishing Labour Courts in each district
(2)  establishing national coordination centre for sustaining competitive and responsible enterprises
(3)  establishing skill development for disabled people
(4)  establishing Labour Bank in factories
(5)  None of these
76) Consider the following statements: 1. A global satellite for Earth observation and disaster risk reduction named 'Global Sat' for DRR proposed under the UN framework. 2. This satellite is dedicated as a tribute to the vision of the celebrated rocket scientist and former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam who died on July 27, 2015. 3. Launch of this satellite was mooted at the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held at Sendai in Japan in March, 2016. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 4
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
77) Microsoft launched free evaluation version of Windows 10 enterprise edition for View Explanation
(1)  150 countries
(2)  160 countries
(3)  180 countries
(4)  190 countries
(5)  None of these
78) Lok Sabha passed the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to View Explanation
(1)  file the cheque bounce cases at the place of issue
(2)  file the case directly at High Court of the State to get speedy result
(3)  file the case of cheque bounce at a place where a cheque is placed for clearance and not the place of issue
(4)  file the case of cheque bounce online for the convenience of the business houses
(5)  None of these
79) Consider the following statements: 1. A new technique is developed in National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal of Haryana to lower the level of cholesterol in Ghee recently. 2. This technique can lower the level of cholesterol in Ghee up to 40 to 50%. 3. The NDRI signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with Vaishali Patliputra Dugdh Utpadak Sahkari Sangh Lt d. Patna(known as Patna Dairy Project) and transferred the technology. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  1 and 3
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
80) Southern States of India decided to set-up a Southern Forest Minister's Inter State Coordination Council on the issue of View Explanation
(1)  forest cut and illegal missing
(2)  tackling the forest related issues and improve concerted efforts for ensuring ecological, socio-economic
(3)  tackling the poaching of snow leopards and elephants
(4)  to capture the inter-state, illegal timber units
(5)  None of these
81) Consider the following statements: 1. Aisa Mijeno, an engineer-professor has developed a LED lamp that runs on salt and water. 2. The working of the lamp is based on the principle of the working of a galvanic cell. The lamp uses the salt water as the electrolyte in a galvanic cell battery. 3. Two electrodes are placed in the electrolyte solution and the energy is produced, which in turn, lights the lamp. 4. The lamp has the capacity to stay lit for six hours a day and can run for eight months. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  1,2 and 3
(5)  None of these
82) The fourth Memorandum of Understandings was signed between the Railway Energy Management Company (REMC) and Energy Efficiency Services (EEC) for View Explanation
(1)  making consumption of Railway lesser
(2)  making appliances for Railway
(3)  conservation of energy projects
(4)  improve all electric cables
(5)  None of these
83) Consider the following statements: 1. The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has developed the first open-access online database of India's floral diversity to document over 18000 flowering plant species. 2. The 'e-Flora India' test site was launched by the ZSI in July, 2015 on the occasion of the 'Digital India Week. 3. This consists of more than 6000 pages of printed treatments covering around 4500 taxa (a taxonomic category) belonging to 92 families. 4. The IT expertise for the novel initiative was provided by Centre , for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Kolkata. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 4
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  3 and 4
(5)  None of these
84) Union Ministry of Rural Development has launched 'SAMANVAY' web portal to View Explanation
(1)  increase communication between leaders of each Panchayats
(2)  increase roads and maps accuracy for navigation use
(3)  act as a database for compiled and mapped information on various gram panchayat related activities
(4)  keep track record of security and threats from cyclones
(5)  None of these
85) Consider the following statements: 1. India and Singapore signed an agreement in August, 2015 on sharing white-shipping information to enhance maritime cooperation between the two navies. 2. The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Indian Navy conduct the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) together annually. 3. This year's SIMBEX, held in May and was the 22nd in the series. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  all of the above
(5)  None of these
86) In May, 2012 Late, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam launched a programme for the youth of India. It is View Explanation
(1)  Yes We Can
(2)  What Can I Give
(3)  What is There in Life
(4)  The Truth Wins
(5)  None of these
87) Name the Indian American woman, who was honoured as 'Champions of Change' by the white House of the USA in July, 2015. View Explanation
(1)  Sunita Vishwanath
(2)  Renu Khator
(3)  Aditi Sinha
(4)  Shashi Bala
(5)  None of these
88) Late APJ Abdul Kalam played an important role in developing many missiles including View Explanation
(1)  Trishul
(2)  Nag
(3)  Agni
(4)  Akash
(5)  None of these
89) In 2012, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam developed an instrument with the help of cardiologist Soma Raju. It is in name of View Explanation
(1)  Raju-Kalam Stent
(2)  Life Saving Stent
(3)  Cardio Vascular Stent
(4)  Kalam-Raju Stent
(5)  None of these
90) In which year Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was awarded the 'Bharat Ratna' the highest civilian award View Explanation
(1)  1996
(2)  1997
(3)  1998
(4)  1999
(5)  1995
91) Consider the following statements: 1. A Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) was signed in August, 2015 between the government of India and the government of Nepal for the construction of a petroleum products pipeline. 2. This pipeline is from Raxaul (India) to Amlekhgunj (Nepal). 3. The government of India had requested the government of Nepal, during the visit of the Prime Minister to Nepal on August 3 and 4, 2014 for this construction. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  all of the above
(5)  None of these
92) Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President was appointed chief of View Explanation
(1)  Integrated Gullible Missile Development Programme
(2)  Integrated Guided Missile Deciding Policies
(3)  Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme
(4)  Integrated Guiding Missile Development Potential (IGMDP)
(5)  None of these
93) Consider the following statements: 1. An agreement between India and Myanmar was signed for setting up of a Centre of Excellence in Software Development and Training (CESDT) in August, 2015. 2. The project is to be implemented by the NIIT. 3. That envisages the setting up of a state of the art Information and Communication Technology Centre, imparting intensive teachers training, extending support for ICT curriculum development, and will be accredited as an authorised centre of C-DAC. 4. The project will be set up with financial support through the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 4
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  1 and 4
(5)  None of these
94) The New Suez canal is a single lane with passing places in 1. Ballah Bypass 2. Great Bitter Lake Choose among the options, the right answer. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1 is crossed.
(2)  Only 2 is crossed.
(3)  Both 1 and 2 are crossed.
(4)  It only crossed the Red Sea in parallel to the coastline of Egypt.
(5)  None of these
95) Consider the following statements. 1. The Indian government has sanctioned around Rs.1000 crore in August, 2015 for a 15-km India-Bangladesh railway project. 2. Out of the 15 km, ten km falls in Indian territory and the rest is in Bangladesh. 3. The 1650-km distance between Aizwal and Kolkata would be reduced to 515 km once the rail track is constructed through Bangladesh. 4. The project discussed in between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina during Modi's Dhaka visit in June, 2015. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 4
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  1 and 4
(5)  None of these
96) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have initiated to keep the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) of scheduled bank unchanged at View Explanation
(1)  3% of Net Demand
(2)  3.5% of Net Demand
(3)  4% of Net Demand
(4)  4.5% of Net Demand
(5)  None of these
97) Consider the following statements: 1. China and Pakistan signed 20 more agreements worth $ 1.6 billion in. August, 2015 to implement the ambitious CPEC project. 2. Both the countries issued the 'Karamay Manifesto' on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a major project under China's Belt and Road Initiative. 3. The agreements were signed at the CPEC Forum held at Islamabad, Pakistan. 4. The CPEC will shorten the route for China's energy imports from the Middle East by about 22000 km. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  1, 2 and 3
(5)  None of these
98) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) comes under View Explanation
(1)  Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
(2)  Ministry of Urban Development
(3)  Ministry of Finance
(4)  Ministry of Home Affairs
(5)  None of these
99) Consider the following statements: 1. The World Trade Organization (WTO) in August, 2015 formally accepted Kazakhstan's bid to join the body. 2. Kazakhstan began WTO accession talks in 1996, but negotiations were repeatedly stalled. 3. Kazakhstan has agreed to lower import tariffs and to make greater efforts to promote foreign investment. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3 `
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
100) For 2015-16 the target of agriculture credit has been raised from Rs. 800000 crore to View Explanation
(1)  Rs. 8500000
(2)  Rs. 8600000
(3)  Rs. 8700000
(4)  Rs. 8800000
(5)  Rs. 8880000
101) Consider the following statements: 1. Recently, Egypt inaugurated a major extension of the Suez Canal which will power an economic turn around in the Arab world's most populous country. 2.It is a $ 8 billion project which was completed in just one year. The project widens and deepens part of the canal to increase traffic and revenue. 3. One of the most important waterways in the world, the Suez Canal links the Caspian Sea with the Red Sea. It opened in 1689 after a decade of construction by tens of thousands of workers. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
102) Who among the following has been appointed as the new chairman of the food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)? View Explanation
(1)  Ashish Bahuguna
(2)  Bimal Kumar Dubey
(3)  Yudhvir Singh Malik
(4)  Bhanu Pratap Sharma
(5)  Sunil Soni
103) In a significant restructuring at Google, the co-founder Larry Page on 10 Aug announced the formation of a new umbrella firm named 'Alphabet'. The new CEO of Google is View Explanation
(1)  RajeevSuri
(2)  Nikesh Arora
(3)  Amit Singhal
(4)  Sundar Pichai
(5)  Satya Nadella
104) The International Tiger Day, also known as Global Tiger Day, is observed annually on View Explanation
(1)  11 Jul
(2)  18Jul
(3)  28Jul
(4)  29Jul
(5)  30Jul
105) Who among the following has been appointed as the new governor of Bihar? View Explanation
(1)  Mridula Sinha
(2)  Ram Nath Kovind
(3)  Kaplan Singh Solanki
(4)  OP Kohli
(5)  RamNaik
106) Who among the following has been nominated by the Central Govt to be director on the Central Board Of Directors of the RBI with immediate effect? View Explanation
(1)  UK Sinha
(2)  Arvind Subramanian
(3)  Arvind Mayaram
(4)  Rajiv Mehrishi
(5)  Ajay Tyagi
107) The first ever National Handloom Day to mark the 1905 Swadeshi movement was observed recently on View Explanation
(1)  2 Aug
(2)  3 Aug
(3)  5 Aug
(4)  7 Aug
(5)  8 Aug
108) The Induslnd Bank has raised Rs.5,081 cr by issuing six crore new shares via QIP and preferential issuances. Here, the term QIP stands for View Explanation
(1)  Qualified Institutional Purchase
(2)  Qualified Institutional Procurement
(3)  Qualified Institutional Placement
(4)  Qualified Institutional Planning
(5)  None of these
109) The 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting was held 3-7Augin View Explanation
(1)  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(2)  Phnom Penh, Cambodia
(3)  Jakarta, Indonesia
(4)  Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
(5)  Manila, Philippines
110) In a first such action against any company, the govt has sought compensation from Nestle for damages caused by Maggi noodles to Indian consumers. The compensation sought is about View Explanation
(1)  Rs.430cr
(2)  Rs.480cr
(3)  Rs.540cr
(4)  Rs.640cr
(5)  Rs.720cr
111) Name the Indian-American who has been appointed the US ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives. View Explanation
(1)  Rajiv Shah
(2)  Nisha Desai Biswal
(3)  Richard Rahul Verma
(4)  Nikki Haley
(5)  Atul Keshap
112) Which of the following has become the first city in India to be a member of Beijing-headquartered World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) Council? View Explanation
(1)  Kochi
(2)  Chennai
(3)  Madurai
(4)  Panjai
(5)  Agartala
113) Which of the following is the mildest form of inflation in which prices rise by not more than 3 per cent per annum? View Explanation
(1)  Walking inflation
(2)  Creeping inflation
(3)  Running inflation
(4)  Hyper inflation
(5)  None of these
114) Sania Mirza has become only the second tennis player of the country to be recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sports honour. Who is the first one? View Explanation
(1)  Ankita Bhambri
(2)  Somdev Devvarman
(3)  Leander Paes
(4)  Mahesh Bhupathi
(5)  Rohan Bopanna
115) Which of the following does NOT come under the RBI's quantitative measure of credit control? View Explanation
(1)  Moral Suasion
(2)  SLR
(3)  CRR
(4)  Open Market Operations
(5)  Bank Rate
116) Which of the following committees/commissions submitted its report to the Finance Minister on Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) recently? View Explanation
(1)  Pam Rajput Committee
(2)  Ajay Shankar Committee
(3)  Justice AP Shah Committee
(4)  Vijay Kelkar Committee
(5)  Justice MB Shah Commission
117) Which of the following banks introduced Internet banking in India for the first time? View Explanation
(1)  State Bank of India
(2)  ICICI Bank
(3)  HDFC Bank
(4)  Axis Bank
(5)  Bank of Baroda
118) The infrastructure financier IDFC will start banking operations from Oct 1. Who among the following will be the Chairman of the bank? View Explanation
(1)  Vikram Limaye
(2)  Vinod Rai
(3)  Anil Baijal
(4)  Rajiv Lall
(5)  None of these
119) The first Indian private firm to license technology of a full-scale system from DRDO for Lakshya, the pilotless target system, is View Explanation
(1)  Tata Advanced Systems
(2)  Mahindra Defence Systems
(3)  AshokLeyland
(4)  Reliance Infrastructure
(5)  Larsen and Toubro
120) Which country with 17 medals was declared overall winners in the Asian Youth Chess Championship that concluded in Suwon, South Korea recently? View Explanation
(1)  China
(2)  Vietnam
(3)  Iran
(4)  India
(5)  South Korea
121) Which of the following banks has announced to buy domestic online retail broking major Sharekhan for an undisclosed sum of money recently? View Explanation
(1)  BNP Paribas
(2)  HDFC Bank
(3)  ICICIBank
(4)  Federal Bank
(5)  Standard Chartered
122) Identify the one who is NOT among the 17 sports persons picked for this year's Arjuna awards? View Explanation
(1)  PR Sreejesh (hockey)
(2)  Dipa Karmakar (gymnastics)
(3)  Jitu Rai (shooting)
(4)  Shikhar Dhawan (cricket)
(5)  K Srikanth (badminton)
123) Who among the following was awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award on 31 Jul? View Explanation
(1)  Ravichandran Ashwin
(2)  Ajinkya Rahane
(3)  Mahendra Singh Dhoni
(4)  Suresh Raina
(5)  Ravindra Jadeja
124) Who among the following has been appointed chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai)? View Explanation
(1)  RajeevKher
(2)  Bimal Julka
(3)  PK Sinha
(4)  Rahul Khullar
(5)  RS Sharma
125) Which of the following statements is NOT correct with respect to cheque? View Explanation
(1)  It is a negotiable instrument.
(2)  There are four main items on a cheque.
(3)  Its validity has been reduced to only 6 months.
(4)  It is a type of exchange bill.
(5)  None of these
126) Which of the following statements about demand drafts(DD) is NOT correct? View Explanation
(1)  DD is a type of cheque.
(2)  A DD is payable on demand.
(3)  DD is discussed in section 85(A) of the NI Act.
(4)  DD is a negotiable instrument.
(5)  If a Bank fails to honour the DD, the Bank is liable for it.
127) There are two parts of banks' balance sheet - assets and liabilities. The assets, everything that the bank owns or is owed, does not include View Explanation
(1)  cash in its vaults
(2)  bank branch buildings
(3)  govt bonds
(4)  loans made by the bank
(5)  None of these
128) A stop-payment request can be put in the case of which of the following instruments? View Explanation
(1)  Demand Draft
(2)  Cheque
(3)  Money order
(4)  NEFT
(5)  RTGS
129) The Union Cabinet approved setting up of Rs.20,000-cr NIIF that was announced in the Budget to provide equity support to infrastructure financing companies. The term NIIF stands for View Explanation
(1)  National Initial Infrastructure Fund
(2)  National Initial Investment Fund
(3)  National Investment & Infrastructure Fund
(4)  National Innovation & Infrastructure Fund
(5)  None of these
130) Which of the following states has roped in Amitabh Bachchan as the state ambassador for its 'Save the Tiger' campaign and promote tiger tourism? View Explanation
(1)  West Bengal
(2)  Madhya Pradesh
(3)  Rajasthan
(4)  Maharashtra
(5)  Karnataka
131) The International Olympic Committee has selected which of the following cities as the host for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games? View Explanation
(1)  Almaty
(2)  Beijing
(3)  Tokyo
(4)  Pyeongchang
(5)  Kuala Lumpur
132) The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has accredited which of the following as an implementing entity for undertaking climate change-related projects in India? View Explanation
(1)  NABARD
(2)  RBI
(3)  SIDBI
(4)  SBI
(5)  NHB
133) The Indian Air Force conducted 'Indra Dhanush IV" exercise with which of the following countries recently? View Explanation
(1)  US
(2)  UK
(3)  Japan
(4)  Singapore
(5)  France
134) Name the Indian cueist who has won the World 6-Red Snooker Championship in Karachi which is his 13th world title. View Explanation
(1)  Pankaj Advani
(2)  Manan Chandra
(3)  Aditya Mehta
(4)  Geet Sethi
(5)  None of these
135) Which of the following is a secondary function of commercial banks? View Explanation
(1)  Taking deposits
(2)  Facilitating overdraft
(3)  Buying/selling securities
(4)  Providing money on demand
(5)  Providing ATM service
136) Which of the following is NOT a part of the techniques/instruments used by the RBI for money/credit control? View Explanation
(1)  Sole authority for issuing banknotes
(2)  Refinance
(3)  Bank rate
(4)  Liquidity Adjustment Facility
(5)  Open Market Operations
137) In the field of banking, which of the following transactions done through a mobile device will be termed as mobile banking? View Explanation
(1)  Loan application
(2)  Cheque book request
(3)  Balance inquiry
(4)  Fund transfer
(5)  All the above
138) Which of the following was the first bank to introduce the ATM concept in India way back in 1987? View Explanation
(1)  SBI
(2)  HDFC Bank
(3)  ICICI Bank
(4)  HSBC
(5)  CITI Bank
139) The govt will infuse what amount in the public sector banks (PSBs) over a period of four years, as announced by the Finance Ministry? View Explanation
(1)  Rs.10,000 cr
(2)  Rs.20,000cr
(3)  Rs. 25,000cr
(4)  Rs.50,000cr
(5)  Rs.70,000cr
140) Name the cyclonic storm which hit parts of West Bengal and north Odisha recently after making a landfall in Bangladesh. View Explanation
(1)  Madi
(2)  Komen
(3)  Nilam
(4)  Helen
(5)  Lehar
141) 14-year-old Ranveer Singh Saini created history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, recently, in the game of View Explanation
(1)  bowling
(2)  handball
(3)  golf
(4)  marathon
(5)  table tennis
142) Which of the following books has been authored by the former President of India (late) APJ Abdul Kalam? View Explanation
(1)  Turning Points
(2)  Target 3 Billion
(3)  Ignited Minds
(4)  India 2020
(5)  All the above
143) The women's recurve archery team won silver medal in World Archery Championship in Copenhagen, Denmark recently. Who among the following is NOT an Indian woman archer? View Explanation
(1)  Rimil Buriuly
(2)  Deepika Kumari
(3)  Laxmirani Majhi
(4)  Krishna Poonia
(5)  None of these
144) An interest rate that is allowed to move up and down with the rest of the market or along with an index over the duration of the debt obligation is called View Explanation
(1)  fixed interest rate
(2)  floating interest rate
(3)  forward interest rate
(4)  future interest rate
(5)  functional interest rate
145) The road transport ministry has come out with draft notification for mass emission standards for biofuel vehicles, which will be called View Explanation
(1)  BS-V
(2)  BS-VI
(3)  BS-VII
(4)  B100
(5)  B80
146) Derivatives are those instruments whose value depends on the value of another asset called the underlying asset. Which of the following is NOT a type of derivative? View Explanation
(1)  Swaps
(2)  Options
(3)  Futures
(4)  Forwards
(5)  None of these
147) The qualitative instruments used by the RBI to implement its monetary policy does not include which of the following? View Explanation
(1)  Moral suasion
(2)  Selective credit control
(3)  Consumer credit regulation
(4)  Margin requirement
(5)  None of these
148) Which of the following banks has launched 'Dhanchayat,' an educational film to raise awareness on the dangers of borrowing money from unorganised sources? View Explanation
(1)  ICICI Bank
(2)  SBI
(3)  HDFC Bank
(4)  Axis Bank
(5)  Yes Bank
149) ___________is a term used by economists to define an economy that has inflation, a slow or stagnant economic growth rate and a relatively high unemployment rate. View Explanation
(1)  Hyperinflation
(2)  Stagflation
(3)  Stagnation
(4)  Walking inflation
(5)  Galloping inflation
150) The European Organisation for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, has formally conferred its associate membership, recently, on View Explanation
(1)  Pakistan
(2)  Bangladesh
(3)  Sri Lanka
(4)  Bhutan
(5)  Maldives
151) On Aug 21, India hosted the heads of 14 island nations at the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FlPIC)in View Explanation
(1)  Bhopal, MP
(2)  Chennai, Tamil Nadu
(3)  Bengaluru, Karnataka
(4)  Jaipur, Rajasthan
(5)  Mumbai, Maharashra
152) Who won the women's squash title in the Victorian Open WSA Event in Melbourne, Australia on 2 Aug? View Explanation
(1)  Line Hansen
(2)  Joshna Chinappa
(3)  Anaka Alankamony
(4)  Dipika Pallikal
(5)  Emily Whitlock
153) Which of the following banks has launched its 'Saral-Rural Housing Loan' at base rate of 9. 7 per cent for borrowers from rural areas? View Explanation
(1)  lCICIBank
(2)  HDFC Bank
(3)  Axis Bank
(4)  SBI
(5)  PNB
154) Credit creation is the most important function of commercial banks. The credit creation capacity of banks is NOT determined by View Explanation
(1)  the amount of cash reserve in the country
(2)  Cash Reserve Ratio
(3)  Special Drawing Rights
(4)  monetary policies of the central bank
(5)  customer's desire to take loan
155) A global satellite for earth observation and disaster risk reduction named Global Sat for DRR and proposed under the UN framework is to be dedicated to View Explanation
(1)  Rakesh Sharma
(2)  Kalpana Chawla
(3)  Vikram Sarabhai
(4)  Atal Bihari Vaj payee
(5)  APJ Abdul Kalam
156) Who among the following has never been the governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? View Explanation
(1)  Bimal Jalan
(2)  HVR Iengar
(3)  Manmohan Singh
(4)  Yashwant Sinha
(5)  OsborneASmith
157) Who among the following is NOT a deputy governor of the RBI as of now? View Explanation
(1)  HR Khan
(2)  Urjit R Patel
(3)  R Gandhi
(4)  Anand Sinha
(5)  SS Mundra
158) Who won the men's singles title at the Hamburg Open on 2 Aug? View Explanation
(1)  Fabio Fognini
(2)  Rafael Nadal
(3)  Andy Murray
(4)  Novak Djokovic
(5)  Roger Federer
159) Which of the following is one of the public sector banks nationalised in 1980 in the second phase of nationalisation? View Explanation
(1)  Allahabad Bank
(2)  Bank of Baroda
(3)  Corporation Bank
(4)  Canara Bank
(5)  United Bank of India
160) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 2 Aug recognised which of the following sports as an Olympic sport? View Explanation
(1)  Bowling
(2)  Squash
(3)  Racquetball
(4)  Frisbee
(5)  Chess
161) Name the Indian socio-biologist who has been awarded Germany's highest civilian honour, the 'Cross of Order of the Merit', recently. View Explanation
(1)  K Vijay Raghavan
(2)  Raman Sukumar
(3)  Padmanabhan Balaram
(4)  Raghavendra Gadagkar
(5)  Madhav Gadgil
162) Who among the following is heading the panel tasked with examining and suggesting reforms for the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in infrastructure projects? View Explanation
(1)  Shankar Acharya
(2)  Bimal Jalan
(3)  C Rangarajan
(4)  VijayKelkar
(5)  Y Venugopal Reddy
163) Which of the following teams lifted South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-16 title on 18 Aug? View Explanation
(1)  Maldives
(2)  Afghanistan
(3)  Sri Lanka
(4)  India
(5)  Bangladesh
164) The Reserve Bank of India has directed banks to withdraw the additional interest rate of what per cent that they pay against armed forces' insurance deposits? View Explanation
(1)  0.8 per cent
(2)  1 per cent
(3)  1.18 per cent
(4)  1.28 per cent
(5)  2 per cent
165) Who among the following has been given the Lech Walesa Solidarity Prize 2015 of Poland for championing democracy and human rights? View Explanation
(1)  Mustafa Dzhemilev
(2)  Julian Assange
(3)  Zhanna Nemtsova
(4)  Edward Snowden
(5)  Aung San Suu Kyi
166) The RBI will shortly put into circulation the coins (minted by the Govt of India) of which of the following denominations to commemorate the International Day of Yoga? View Explanation
(1)  Rs.1
(2)  Rs.2
(3)  Rs.5
(4)  Rs.10
(5)  Rs.20
167) Which of the following is NOT an electronic banking delivery channel? View Explanation
(1)  Mobile banking
(2)  Internet banking
(3)  Telephone banking
(4)  ATM
(5)  None of these
168) The EPFO, allowed to invest 5-15 per cent of its corpus in the market, made its maiden entry into stock market with an investment of Rs.5,000 cr through ETFs. The term ETF stands for View Explanation
(1)  Exchange-Tracked Fund
(2)  Exchange-Transacted Fund
(3)  Exchange-Traded Fund
(4)  Exchange-Transferred Fund
(5)  None of these
169) _________provides insurance cover to the deposits with the banks in our country. View Explanation
(1)  NABARD
(2)  National Insurance Co
(3)  DICGC
(4)  ECGC
(5)  SWIFT
170) Asia's largest telescope was recently inaugurated in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Name the telescope. View Explanation
(1)  Space Surveillance Telescope (SST)
(2)  New Technology Telescope (NTT)
(3)  Large Zenith Telescope (LZT)
(4)  Multi Application Solar Telescope (MAST)
(5)  Large Binocular Telescope (LBT)
171) What is the full form of CDR as used in the field of banking/finance? View Explanation
(1)  Corporate Deposit Restructuring
(2)  Corporate Debt Restructuring
(3)  Company Deposit Restructuring
(4)  Company Debt Restructuring
(5)  None of these
172) Who among the following has been honoured with the Ramanujan Prize for 2015 for his contributions in the area of algebraic K-theory? View Explanation
(1)  Sujatha Ramadorai
(2)  Amalendu Krishna
(3)  Kannan Soundararajan
(4)  Manjul Bhargava
(5)  James Maynard
173) The company that has acquired the title sponsorship rights for BCCI's domestic and international cricket matches at home for a period of four years with a bid priceof Rs.203.28cr is View Explanation
(1)  Snapdeal
(2)  Flipkart
(3)  Paytm
(4)  Shopclues
(5)  Amazon
174) The Unesco has announced that Conakry will be the World Book Capital for 2017. Conakry is the capital city of View Explanation
(1)  Ghana
(2)  Sierra Leone
(3)  Burkina Faso
(4)  Guinea
(5)  Benin
175) The RBI announced its monetary policy review on 4 Aug. Which of the following rates and ratios is NOT correct after the recent review? View Explanation
(1)  Repo rate-7.25%
(2)  Reverse repo rate - 6.25%
(3)  Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) - 4%
(4)  Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) -21. 5%
(5)  None of these
176) Name the archer who won a silver medal in the final of the World Archery Championships in Copenhagen recently. It is India's first-ever individual medal in world championships. View Explanation
(1)  Jayanta Talukdar
(2)  Tarundeep Rai
(3)  Abhishek Verma
(4)  Rajat Chauhan
(5)  Mangal Singh Champia
177) The RBI tracks retail inflation in deciding its monetary policy action. The retail inflation in the month of Jun stood at an eight- month high of View Explanation
(1)  5.01 percent
(2)  7.6 percent
(3)  6.1 percent
(4)  5.4 per cent
(5)  5.1 per cent
178) Educationist Acharya Dev Vrat has been appointed the new Governor of which of the following states recently? View Explanation
(1)  Uttar Pradesh
(2)  Kerala
(3)  Karnataka
(4)  Tamil Nadu
(5)  Himachal Pradesh
179) Aimed at imparting training to MSMEs, FICCI has signed an MoU with which of the following organizations for the second phase of SCORE Global Programme? View Explanation
(1)  WTO
(2)  IMF
(3)  ADB
(4)  World Bank
(5)  International Labour Organisation
180) Who is the author of the book titled Sleeping on Jupiter, which has been shortlisted for Man Booker Prize2015? View Explanation
(1)  Rahul Bhattacharya
(2)  Vikas Swarup
(3)  Anuradha Roy
(4)  Tahmima Anam
(5)  Jahnavi Barua
181) Filipe Nyusi is the present President of which of the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  Zambia
(2)  Mozambique
(3)  Madagascar
(4)  Tanzania
(5)  Angola
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