Special Content

Vol.26, 2017

Test of General Awareness
(Useful for IBPS (Clerks & Officers)/SBI /SSC/UPSC Exams.)

Q1.A nine-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India, declared that the right to privacy is 'intrinsic to life and liberty' and an inherent part of the fundamental freedoms enshrined in Part III of the Constitution of India. In this context, which of the following is correct ?
a)Right to privacy is an intrinsic part of Article 21 that protects life and liberty of the citizens of India
b)The ruling has implications for the government's vast biometric ID scheme, covering access to benefits, bank accounts and payment of taxes
c)The other outcomes are unambiguously positive
d)All the above
Q2.The Bench comprising of five judges of Supreme Court of India, including Chief Justice JS Khehar, from major faiths in India i.e., Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism delivered judgement in which case recently ?
a)Triple Talaq
b)Animal protection
c)Land Acquisition
d)Child marriages
Q3.Which of the following is not a fundamental right now, in Indian Constitution ?
a)Right to equality
b)Right to freedom
c)Right to privacy
d)Right to property
Q4.Devendra Jhajharia and Sardara Singh received which award recently ?
a)Rajiv Khel Ratna Award, 2017
b)Dronacharya Award
c)Dhyan Chand Award
d)Bharat Ratna Award
Q5.Article 12 of the Universal declaration of Human Rights (UN) guarantees which of the following ?
a)No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation.
b)Everyone has the right to the protection of law against such interference or attacks
c)Everyone has the right to a nationality
d)Both (a) and (b)
Q6.For Ramon Magsaysay Award, who are selected recently ?
a)Gethsie Shanmugam from Sri Lanka
b)Abdon Nababan from Indonesia
c)Lilia de Lima from Philippines
d)All the above
Q7.The Indian Council of Food and Agriculture on 19th August, 2017 announced the Global Agriculture Leadership Award to whom ?
a)K.Chandrasekhara Rao, CM , Telangana
b) Nitish Kumar
c) P.Vijayan
d) Mamta Banerjee
Q7.The motif of 'Hampi with Chariot' is printed on the reverse of which currency note ?
a)One Rupee Note
b)Rs. 500 note
d)Rs.1000 note
Q9.Who has taken charge as Pakistan High Commissioner to India recently ?
a)Kulbhushan Jadhav
b)Sohail Mahmood
c)Mohamoud Abbas
d)Hassan Rouhani
Q10.Who assumed charge as the 45th Chief Justice of India on 28th August, 2017 ?
a)Justice Dipak Misra
b)Justice J S Khehar
c)Dalbir Singh Bhandari
d)Justice Leila Seth
Q11.The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 applies to establishments employing 10 or more persons. The present upper ceiling on gratuity amount under the Act is Rs. 10 Lakh. (with implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission, in case of Government servants, the ceiling now is Rs. 20 Lakhs effective from 1.1.2016).Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 is an important social security legislation to wage earning population in which of the following ?
d)All the above
Q12.The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of six laning of Narasannapeta-Ranastalam section of National Highway (NH) - 16 (old NH-5). Narasannapeta - Ranastalam is in which state ?
b)West Bengal
d)Andhra Pradesh
Q13.Who is the Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) ?
a)Shri Shripad Yesso Naik
b)Bandaru Dattatreya
c)Shri Ramdas Athawale
d)Smt.Anupriya Patel
Q14.Coarse cereals were included in the 12th scheme and NFSM-coarse cereal is being implemented in how many districts ?
a)200 districts
b)265 districts of 28 states since 2014-15.
c)150 districts
d)None of these
Q15.Who is the Secretary of DIPP ?
b)Ramesh Abhishek
c)A.S.Kiran Kumar
Q16.Who are the enablers for the startups in India ? 
a)Venture Capitalists (VCs)
c)Accelerators, Banks, etc.
d)All the above
Q17.Ministry of Corporate Affairs cancelled registration of around 2.10 lakh (2,09,032) defaulting companies . After closing of around 2.10 Lakh Companies, how many companies are there having Active status with the Registrar of Companies ?
a)about 11 Lakh companies
b)4 lakh companies
c)6 lakh companies
d)None of these
Q18.Area of Sir Creek because of the relevance of the area to the overall security requirements of Southern Command. Where is Sir Creek ?
aGujrat coast ( tidal estuary between Pakistan and Pakistan )
bMaharashtra sea coast
c)Karnataka sea coast
dKerala sea coast
Q19.Work will start on three river interlinking projects within the next three months. These include which of the following ?
a)Ken-Betwa Linking Project
b)Damanganga- Pinjal Link Project
c)Par-Tapi-Narmada Link projects
d)All the above
Q20.When Government of India confers the "Highest Civilian Honor for Women" by presenting "Nari Shakti Puraskars"?
a)June 5
b)8th March, every year, International Women's Day
c)June 21
d)April 7
Q21.What is National SC-ST Hub ? Give details.
a)It is launched by Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi
b)It aims to create a supportive ecosystem for SC/ST entrepreneurs by assisting in technology upgradation and capacity building
c)It enables SC/ST entrepreneurs to effectively participate in public procurement processes.
d)All the above
Q22.Which of the following are some of the Priority programmes of central government ?
a)Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
b)Din Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana
c)Promoting Digital Payments and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban and Rural)
d)All the above
Q23.Which country is a pioneer in high-speed rail networks, and its Shinkansen bullet train is among the fastest in the world?
Q24.125th Year of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago Address is celebrated this year . When Swami Vivekananda extended  love, harmony and brotherhood through his famous speech, 125 years back ?
a)12th January 1863
b)September 11, 1893
Q25.The two-day festival 'North East Calling', is organized by which ministry ?
a)Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER)
b)Ministry of External Affairs
c)Ministry of Home Affairs
d)Ministry of Defence
Q26.Which of the following is correct ?
a)National Zoological Park : Delhi
b)The Lion Safari : Etawah
c)Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens : Mysusru
d)All the above
Q27.The Central Zoo Authority (CZA) is a statutory body created under the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. When it came into existence to oversee the functioning of zoos and provide them technical and other assistance?
Q28.The commencement of work on the Country's First High Speed (Bullet train) will begin on 14th September, 2017 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. What are the salient features of this project ?
a)Length 508 KMs (approx.), doubleline through two states, Maharashtra(156 KMs)and Gujarat(351 KMs) and UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli (2 KMs).
b)Longest tunnel 21 KM switch 7 KMs undersea (Thane Creek).
c)Maximum Design Speed-:350 kmph
d)All the above
Q29.Who is Defence Minister of India, now?
a)Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman
b)Smt. Indira Gandhi
c)SS Ahluwalia
d)Kiren Rijiju
Q30.The International Literacy Day is celebrated on 8th September every year throughout the world. When UNESCO declared the International Literacy Day ?
bUNESCO in its 14th Session in November, 1966, declared 8th September as the International Literacy Day
Q31.What are the major causes leading to railway accidents in India ?
a)Unmanned Level Crossings accounted for 34% of accidents in 2016-17 : (All unmanned level crossings should be eliminated expeditiously on the entire Indian Railway network in a year's time from now)
b)Derailments due to defects in tracks.( The special focus is to identify measures to reduce accidents due to derailments which has emerged as one of the major causes of Train accidents)
c)Both (a) and (b)
d)Only (a)
Q32.Who is the President of the Swiss Confederation ?
a)Jean Claude Juncker
b)Ms. Doris Leuthard
c)Thomas Bach
d)Asharose Migiro
Q33.Shri Sunil Arora assumed charge of which of the following ?
a)New Election Commissioner of India
b)Attorney General
c)Solicitor General
d)Advocate General
Q34.Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna was announced by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in his independence speech on 15th August, 2014 & the scheme was formally launched on which date ?
b)28th August, 2014
Q35.What are the additional benefits, accrue to a customer on opening a bank account under Jan Dhan Scheme ?
a)a RuPay Debit Card having inbuilt insurance cover of Rs 1 Lakh.
b)an overdraft (OD) facility of Rs 5,000/- is granted to the customer for satisfactory operation of account for 6 months.
c)A life cover of Rs 30,000/- has also been granted to customers for opening the accounts up to a certain time period
d)All the above
Q36.The period of five years from 1942 to 1947 reflected India's struggle for freedom which transformed the entire country into one to fight for the freedom from the British Rule. Similarly the vision of new India from 2017 to 2022 will be showcased with various developmental programmes. What is the importance of 2022 ?
a)Starting of 15th Five Year Plan
b)India will be celebrating 75 years of India's Independence.
c)60 years of Green Revolution
d)None of these
Test of General Awareness
(useful for IBPS (Clerks &  Officers)/SBI /SSC/UPSC Exams.)
Answer key
1.            D
2.            A
3.            D
4.            A
5.            D
6.            D
7.            A
8.            C
9.            B
10.          A
11.          D
12.          D
13.          A
14.          B
15.          B
16.          D
17.          A
18.          A
19.          D
20.          B
21.          D
22.          D
23.          A
24.          B
25.          A
26.          D
27.          A
28.          D
29.          A
30.          B
31.          C
32.          B
33.          A
34.          B
35.          D
36.          B
(Compiled by Praturi Potayya Sarma.)