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Volume-44, 27 January-2 February, 2017

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

Q1)         Which of the following are correct ?( States : Major co-operative societies )
a)            Gujarat  : AMUL
b)            Karnataka : Nandini
c)            Bihar : Sudha
d)            All the above
Q2)         Which of the following is correct ? (Crop : Estimated Production during 2016-17)
a)            Onions : 224 lakh Tonnes
b)            Potatos:  486 lakh Tonnes
c)            Tomatoes :  207 lakh Tonnes
d)            All the above
Q3)         Recently, "INDIA @ 70: THE JAMMU & KASHMIR SAGA" is conducted on which occasion ?
a)            occasion of 70 years of Accession of  Jammu & Kashmir to India
b)            World War I
c)            World War II
d)            German Unification
Q4)         What is the  primary benefit of Neem coating on Urea ?
a)            less weight
b)            the slow release of urea [which results in increased Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE)]. Due to NUE, the consumption of Neem Coated Urea reduces as compared to normal urea.
c)            cost increases
d)            exports are decreased
Q5)         Why  the availability of urea in 45 Kg bags instead of 50 Kg bag  is started ?
a)            farmers mostly assess the requirement of urea in terms of bags for agriculture purpose, it is estimated that the availability of urea in 45 Kg bags instead of 50 Kg bag may bring down consumption of Urea by 10%.
b)            to encourage farmers
c)            to discourage natural methods
d)            None of these
Q6)         Which languages have been given status of classical languages ?
a)            Tamil, Sanskrit  
b)            Telugu, Kannada
c)            Malayalam and Odia
d)            Six languages
Q7)         What is the e-Criteria adopted by the Government to determine the eligibility of a language for granting classical language status?
a)            High antiquity of its early texts/ recorded history over a period of 1500-2000 years; A body of ancient literature/ texts, which is considered a valuable heritage by generations of speakers;
b)            The literary tradition be original and not borrowed from another speech community;
c)            The classical language and literature being distinct from modern, there may also be a discontinuity between the classical language and its later forms or its offshoot
d)            All the above
Q8)         Government vide Press Note No.5 (2016 Series) dated 24.06.2016 has notified revised FDI policy in defence sector, according to which  how much FDI is allowed under automatic route and beyond 49% through Government route wherever it is likely to result in access to modern technology or for other reasons to be recorded ?
a)            upto 49%
b)            25%
c)            30 %
d)            20 %
Q9)         At present, deposits with banks are insured upto _______.  The similar protection would continue under the FRDI Bill and the Resolution Corporation is empowe-red to increase the depo-sit insurance amount.
a)            Rs. 1.5 lakhs
b)            Rs. 1 lakh.
c)            Rs. 2 lakhs
d)            Rs. 3 lakhs
Q10)      As per  which article of the Constitution of India, it shall be the duty of every citizen of India to abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag and the National Anthem ?
a)            Article 51A (a)
b)            Article 14
c)            Article 15
d)            Article 32
Q11) Who are D voters ? Give details
a)            The letter 'D' (for doubtful/disputed) was marked against the names of those electors who could not prove their Indian citizenship status at the time of verification.
b)            Based on the verification report, the Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) took a decision on whether a reference to the concerned Tribunal was necessary to ascertain the Indian citizenship  status of  such electors.
c)            Both (a) and (b)
d)            Development voters
Q12)      Under which article of the Constitution of India "begar" and other similar forms of forced labouris prohibited and further provide that any contrav-ention of the said prohibition shall be an offence punishable in accordance with law ?
a)            Article 23
b)            Article 52
c)            Article 73
d)            None of these
Q13)      There is an estimated potential of about 8000 MW of tidal energy in India . Which of the following is correct in this context ?
a)            7000 MW in the Gulf of Kambhat
b)            1200 MW in the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat
c)            about 100 MW in the Gangetic delta in Sunderbans in West Bengal
d)            All the above
Q14)      Where Jarawa Tribes are living ?
a)            Andaman Islands
b)            Lakshadweep
c)            Ladak
d)            Arunachal Pradesh
Q15)      Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation constituted a Committee for preparation of Draft Act on river Ganga vide Office Memorandum dated 21.07.2016 under chairmanship of whom ?
a)            Justice (Retired) Giridhar Malviya
b)            Justice A.S. Anand
c)            Justice Gohini
d)            None of these
Q16)      As per International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), India presently ranks third in number of reactors under constr-uction after which countries ? (India's rank is seventh in number of reactors in operation)  
a)            China
b)            Russian Federation
c)            Both (a) & (b) (based on the placement of first pour of concrete)
d)            Somalia
Q17)      d'Cryosphere'  is  comprising of which of the following on earth ?
a)            snow, river and lake ice
b)            sea ice, glaciers, ice shelves and ice sheets
c)            frozen ground
d)            All the above
Q18) The Government has launched the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) in June 2008 to achieve its goals and to deal with the issues related to climate change. NAPCC comprises of which  missions in specific areas ?
a)            solar energy, enhanced energy efficiency,
b)            sustainable habitat, water, sustaining Himalayan ecosystems,
c)            Green India, sustainable agriculture and strategic knowledge for climate change
d)            All the above  eight  areas
Q19)      Where is Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology ?
a)            Dehradun
b)            Pune
c)            Nagpur
d)            Kolkata
Q20)      Where  is National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) ?
a)            Bengaluru
b)            Bhopal
c)            Mysore
d)            Ooty
Q21) Cash transfer of food subsidy scheme is being implemented in which  areas ?
a)            Chandigarh
b)            Puducherry
c)            urban areas of Dadra and Nagar Haveli
d)            All the above
Q22)      The National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA), provides for coverage of _____ of the rural and 50% of the urban population for receiving foodgrains at highly subsidized prices of Rs.1/2/3 per kg for coarse grains/wheat/rice respectively.
a)            75%
b)            50 %
c)            15 %
d)            10 %
Q23)      The Limited Liability Partnership Rules, 2009 have been in force since which date ?.
a)            01.04.2009 (The Limited Liability Partnership Rules provide for effectuating/implementing the provisions of Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008)
b)            1.1.1991
c)            1.7.1969
d)            1.4.1980
Q24)      Government announced 'Indradhanush plan' for revamping Public Sector Banks (PSBs) in August 2015. The plan envisaged which of the following ?
a)            infusion of capital in PSBs by the Government to the tune of Rs. 70,000 crore over a period of four financial years.
b)            More loans
c)            More NPAs
d)            None of these
Q25)      Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme meets the financial requirements of farmers at various stages of farming. The scheme aims at providing adequate and timely credit support from the banking system under a single window with flexible and simplified procedure to the farmers for their cultivation and which other needs ?
a)            To meet the short term credit requirements for cultivation of crops Post-harvest expenses;       Produce marketing loan;
b)            Consumption require-ments of farmer household;
                Working capital for mainte-nance of farm assets and activities allied to agriculture;
c)            Investment credit requirement for agriculture and allied activities
d)            All the above
Q26)      With effect from January 01, 2016, Application Supported by Block Amount (ASBA) mechanism was made mandatory payment mechanism in which of the following ?
a)            in public issue for retail investors and the post issue timeline for listing was reduced from 12 days post closure of issue to 6 days
b)            MSME Loans
c)            Mudra Loans
d)            None of these
Q27)      Government has launched the 'Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)' to provide social security to whom and at what time ?
a)            during old age and to protect elderly persons aged 60 and above against a future fall in their interest income due to uncertain market conditions
b)            agriculture
c)            horticulture
d)            vaccination
Q28)      With a view to increasing speed of trains in Indian Railways, 'Mission Raftaar' was announced in the Railway Budget 2016-17.  The 'Mission Raftaar' envisages which of the following ?
a)            a target of doubling of average speed of freight trains
b)            increasing the average speed of all non-suburban passenger trains by 25 kmph  in the next 5 years.
c)            Both (a) and (b)
d)            None of these
Q29)      Who has released the First Advance estimates of national income at constant (2011-12) and current prices, for the financial year 2017-18 ? Give details about GDP ?
a)            Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
b)            The Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, Dr. Rajiv Kumar has said that the GDP growth will become more robust in 2018-19.
c)            Reacting on the growth estimates it is  said that the Second half GDP growth in 2017-18 has risen to 7% bringing the annual growth rate to 6.5%.
d)            All the above
Q30)      Who is Acting Chairp-erson of the National Commission for Women (NCW) ?
a)            Meerakumar
b)            Smt Rekha Sharma.
c)            S.Aparna
d)            Prasoon Joshi
Q31)      When the  seven  sate-llite  constellation for  Navigation system   NavIC was established?
a)            In April 2016
b)            2015
c)            2011
d)            2001
Q32)      Consequent upon the Civil Nuclear cooper-ation, DAE has been importing Uranium to meet the fuel require-ments of which of the following ?
a)            IAEA Safeguarded Nuclear Power Plants.
b)            PFBRs
c)            ECIL
d)            UCIL
Question Paper
Combined Defence Services Exam (1) 2014 Maths Answer Key Set A
Answer key of Qs, Published in issue 20-26 Jan, 2018
1              C
2              B
3              C
4              C
5              B
6              B
7              D
8              C
9              A
10           C
11           B
12           A
13           B
14           A
15           A
16           B
17           D
18           B
19           D
20           A
21           C
22           C
23           A
24           C
25           B
26           C
27           A
28           C
29           D
30           A
31           C
32           A
33           D
34           A
35           A
36           B
37           A
38           D
39           A
40           C
41           A
42           A
(Compiled by Praturi Potayya Sarma.)