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Vol.27, 2017

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

Q37.The five year period from 2017 to 2022 is to give a unique opportunity of 'Sankalp se Sidhi' towards a 'New India'. This programme is in tune with the mass campaign started by the Prime Minister to take the six resolves to make the country free from which of the following ?
a)free of corruption; free of poverty;
b)free of filth; free of communalism;.
c)free of terrorism and free of casteism
d)All the above
Q38.Which of the following is correct ?
a)"The First War of Independence : 1857"
b)"The Champaran Satyagrah" : 1917
c)"The Quit India Movement" : 1942
d)All the above
Q39.The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi had announced the pan-India implementation of PMMVY w.e.f. 01st January, 2017 ? In the abbreviation PMMVY, the letter V stands for what ?
a)Vandana ( PMMVY : Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana )
Q40.What is FASTag ?
b)The FASTag is an RFID tag, available both online and offline through banks and Common Service Centres
Q41.What is 'Tribes India'? Give details.
a)It is a brand name .
b)TRIFED is engaged in marketing development of tribal products including tribal art & craft under the brand name "TRIBES INDIA".
c)Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development of India Ltd., (TRIFED) is an organization under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India
d)All the above
Q42. Which of the following is correct? (Tribes: Living Places/States)
a)Bhutia tribes : Uttrakhand
b)Bodh & Kinnaura tribes : Himachal Pradesh
c)Toda & Erula tribes : Nilgiri Hills
d)All the above
Q43.Which of the following is correct ? (Tribes: Living Places/States)
a)Thangkul Naga, Bodo, Konyak & Dimasha tribes : North Eastern States
b)Bhil, Garasia, Rathwa, Gamit tribes : desert of Rajasthan and Rann of Kuchh
c)Munda and Oraon tribes : Ranchi district in Jharkhand
d)All the above
Q44.Who is the chairman of the 'Committee on Doubling Farmers' income' , which submitted report recently ?
a)Ashok Dalwai
b)V K Mittal
c)KK Chakravarty
d)Ashwani Lohani
Q45. Who is the new Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog ?
b)Dr. Rajiv Kumar
cDilip Rath
d)Shekhar Sen
Q46.Leaders of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, met on 4 September 2017 in Xiamen, China, at the Ninth BRICS Summit. What is the theme of this summit ?
b)"BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future"
c)Trust us to find way
d)Recognition of mutual need
Q47. A Geographical Indication or a GI is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. Such a name conveys an assurance of quality and distinctiveness which is essentially attributable to its origin in that defined geographical locality. Which of the following some examples of GIs. ?
a)Darjeeling Tea, Mahabaleshwar Strawberry,
b)Blue Pottery of Jaipur,
c)Banarasi Sarees and Tirupati Laddus
d)All the above
Q48. Symbolising the growing hydrocarbon engagement between India and Myanmar, the first consignment of 30 MT of High Speed Diesel has been sent from India to Myanmar by land route. Which refinery despatched the first diesel consignment through NH 37 across the Moreh Custom Check Point on the Indian side and Tamu Custom Check Point on the Myanmar side ?
a)Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL),
c)Paradip Refinery
Q49. India contributed hand made wax candles to the 2500 year old Shwedagon Pagoda earlier this year. Where is Shwedagon Pagoda ?
Q50. 'Line of Blood' is a book written by whom ?
a)Balraj Khanna
b)Ursula Vernon
c)Amal El-Mohtar
d)Diksha Basu
Q51.Where the 21st Meeting of GST Council was conducted on 9th September, 2017 ?
a)New Delhi
Q52.Who is the President of the Republic of Belarus ?
a)Vladimir Putin
b)Alexander Lukashenko
c)Andrei Kobyakov
d)Nikolai Ulakhovich
Q53.In India, there are around 4,42,000 mobile towers . Out of which, BSNL has how many mobile towers ? (It is proposed to set up a separate organisation for BSNL owned towers)
c)more than 66,000
Q54.Which is referred as 'Spiritual Capital of India' ? (Clue: From this constituency, Shri Narendra Modi elected to Lok Sabha )
c)New Delhi
Q55.Who is the Convenor of Group of Ministers (GoM), i.e., constituted to monitor and resolve the IT challenges faced in the implementation of GST ?
a)Sushil Kumar Modi, Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar
b)Ram Kripal Yadav
c)Parashottam Rupala
d)Mansukh L.Mandaviya
Q56.Election Commission of India has decided that the voter's identification shall be mandatory in the elections at the time of poll. Which of the following shall be the main document of identification of a voter ?
a)Voter Slip
b)Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC)
c)Indelible ink mark
d)Electoral rolls
Q57.Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Armenia on Cooperation in the field of Disaster Management will be signed. What is the capital of Armania ?
Q58.Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Central Silk Board (CSB), India and National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Japan will be signed for collaborative research in the field of silkworm and silk industries. What is the binomial name of silkworm, as per scientific classification ?
a)Papilo Machaon
b)Apis nigrocincta
c)Bombyx Mori
d)Musca domestica
Q59.During the period from 2017-18 to 2028-29- Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund" (DIDF) with an outlay of Rs 10,881 crore will be set up ? What are the major activities of DIDF?
a)The project will focus on building an efficient milk procurement system by setting up of chilling infrastructure &.
b)installation of electronic milk adulteration testing equipment, creation/modernization/expansion of processing infrastructure
c)manufacturing faculties for Value Added Products for the Milk Unions/ Milk Producer Companies
d)All the above
Q60.India has 26 sedimentary basins covering an area of 3.14 Million Sq Km spread over onland, shallow water and deep water. A project is taken up which will help in increasing the investments in domestic production of oil and gas. The project will be implemented by whom ? Give details.
a)NOCs, i.e. Oil India Limited (OIL) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
b)OIL will conduct survey in North - Eastern States
c)Remaining area(excluding North-Eastern States) will be covered by ONGC. Survey work will be carried out in 24 States
d)All the above
Test of General Awareness
(useful for IBPS (Clerks &  Officers)/SBI /SSC/UPSC Exams.)
Answer key
37.          D
38.          D
39.          A
40.          B
41.          D
42.          D
43.          D
44.          A
45.          B
46.          B
47.          D
48.          A
49.          B
50.          A
51.          B
52.          B
53.          C
54.          A
55.          A
56.          B
57.          B
58.          C
59.          D
60.          D
 (Compiled by Praturi Potayya Sarma.)