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Special Content

Vol.28, 2017

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

Q1.Which ministry is operating the "Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar (VRP)" (Previously known as Shram Vir National Awards) and "National Safety Awards (NSA)" since 1965 ?
a)Labour & Employment, Government of India
b)Home Affairs
c)External Affairs
Q2.What is "Swachhata Hi Seva" ? Who launched it from Iswarigunj ? Give details.
a)It is an unprecedented campaign to highlight, once again, the jana andolan that is the Swachh Bharat Mission.
b)The objective of the campaign is to mobilise people between 15th September and 2nd October, reigniting the "jana andolan" for sanitation. Union Ministers, MLAs, MPs, iconic celebrities of India, sports stars, inter-faith leaders, corporates, etc. have been appealed to join in this campaign towards swachhata.
c)President Shri Ram Nath Kovind launched the nationwide jana andolan, Swachhata Hi Seva, from Iswarigunj, a village in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
d)All the above
Q3.         Prime Minister of India is utilising the resources of the country through latest technology for welfare of the poor and weaker sections and fulfilling the vision under which of the following ?
a)Vision 2020
b)Greater India
c)"New India"
d)Save Girl Child
Q4.Recently, Sardar Sarovar Dam was dedicated to the nation from where ? Give details.
a)at Kevadia in Gujarat.
b)The height of the dam was recently raised to 121.92 metres, facilitating a usable storage of 4.75 Million Acre Feet (MAF).
c)This will greatly benefit the participating States of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
d)All the above
Q5.Where the Statue of Unity is under construction? Give details.
a)At Sadhu Bet, Gujarat. This is an iconic statue and associated memorial complex for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
b)The project comprises a 182 metre tall statue, an exhibition hall, a memorial garden, and a Visitor Centre.
c)Both (a) and (b)
d)None of these
Q6.What is FSI ?
a)It is the ratio of a building's total floor area to the size of the piece of the land on which it is built. In Indian cities.
b)Inflation Index
c)Economic growth indicator
d)None of these
Q7.When World Ozone Day is observed ? Give details.
a)16th September, 2017
b)It is the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol and 23rd World Ozone Day. Theme is "Caring for all life under the Sun".
c)Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) phase-out programme is also being implemented in India.
d)All the above
Q8.Which Protocol is the only environmental treaty and which enjoys universal ratification of 197 member countries ?
a)Paris Treaty
b)Montreal Protocol (Ozone layer protection)
c)Human Rights
d)Child Labour
Q9.Where is Havelock island ?
b)Andaman and Nicobar
c)Sir Creek
d)Palk Strait
Q10.National Food Security Mission (NFSM) is covering which of the following ?
a)Rice, wheat, pulses
b)Coarse cereals
c)Commercial Crops (cotton, jute & sugarcane)
d)All the above
Q11.Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) - 'Per Drop More Crop' focuses on which of the following ?
a)Current Supply
b)It mainly focuses on water use efficiency at farm level through precision/micro irrigation (Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation).
c)Tractors Supply
d)Pesticides Supply
Q12.To develop Common Agriculture Market, Union Government has launched which of the following on 14th April, 2016 ?
a)National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) project
Q13.Recognising the importance of data protection and keeping personal data of citizens secure and protected, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India has, on 31st July, 2017, constituted a Committee of Experts under the Chairmanship of whom?
a)Justic Chandramauli Kumar Prasad
b)            Justice B N Srikrishna
c)S.M. Khan
d)Anil Khanna
Q14.Which major schemes have been launched to increase production and farmers' income ?
a)Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana,
b)Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchaiyee Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Fasal BimaYojana,
c)Paramparagat Krishi-Vikas Yojana, Soil Health Card Scheme, Neem Coated Urea and e-NAM.
d)All the above
Q15.What is the  Annual Growth target to be achieved in agriculture and allied sectors in India ?
Q16.Which countries are members in the 'Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation' (BIMSTEC) group ?
a)Bangladesh, Bhutan, India,
b)Myanmar, Nepal,
c)Sri Lanka and Thailand
d)All the above
Q17.Majority of the BIMSTEC countries are situated in which region and prone to natural disasters such as floods, cyclones, earthquakes, avalanches and drought ?
a)South East Asia
b)South Asian Region (SAR)
c)Far East
d)West Asia
Q18.Central Government has prepared an action plan to eliminate which of the following?
a)Kala-Azar and Filariasis by 2017.
b)Leprosy by 2018 and Measles by 2020.
c)Elimination of tuberculosis by 2025.
d)All the above
Q19.Which of the following will be phased-out in the next fiscal ?
a)Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB)
Q20.Under which Article of Constitution of India, certain privileges / concessions to the members of Scheduled Castes are notified ?
a)Article 341
b) Article 52
c) Article 74
d) Article 59
Q21.When the 11 Km long Bateshwarsthan Ganga Pump Nahar Priyojana
(Bateshwarsthan Ganga Canal Project) was started with an initial investment of Rs.13.88 crores?
Q22.“If the US is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime" he said, referring to the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un by a nickname he has recently coined. Who said it ?
a)Donald Trump, in UN General Assembly Meeting
b)Angela Merkel
c)Shinzo Abe
d)Xi Jinping
Q23.Who is the author of the book "Bhartiya Kala Mein Salil Kridayen EvamSadyahsnata Nayika" ?
a)Ashim Khurana
b)Dr. Kshetrapal Gangwar and Shri Sanjib Kumar Singh
c)David R. Syiemlieh
d)Mrs. Anita Karwal
Q24.Who is reappointed for the third consecutive term as the Director General of IAEA ?
a)Ms. Asharose Migiro
b)Dr. Yukiya Amano
c)Kemal Dervis
d)Angel Gurriya
Q25.Who is the Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy ?
a)A.S. Kiran Kumar
b)Dr. Sekhar Basu
c)Shashi Nair
d)Hormusji N Cama
Q26.City of Vienna is the headquarters of IAEA. Vienna is the capital city of which country ?
b)Austria, Europe
Q27.Under the revamped 'Khelo India Programme' each selected athlete will receive how much scholarship for 8 consecutive years ?
a)Rs. 2 Lakh
b)Rs. 5.00 Lakh
c)Rs. one Lakh
d)Rs. 50,000/-
Q28.Government of India Presses (GIPs)/Units (17 Nos.) will be consolidated into five Government of India Presses (GIPs). These are located at which of the following places ?
a)Rashtrapati Bhavan, Minto Road and Mayapuri, New Delhi
b)Nashik, Maharashtra
c)Temple Street, Kolkata, West Bengal
d)All the above
Q29.Who is the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) ?
a)Giriraj Singh
b)Dr Jitendra Singh
c)Santosh Kumar Gangwar
d)Hansraj Gangaram Ahir
Q30.Cereals, pulses and flours etc. put up in unit container and bearing a registered brand name attract how much GST ?
Q31.Which aromatic rice is from North East Region ( NER ) of India ?
a)Basmati rice
b)Joha and Black rice
c)Pusa rice
d)Golden rice
Q32.From Kodagu (Coorg) in Karnataka to Puhar
(Kaveri-poompattinam) in Tamil Nadu, which river flows covering a distance of about 765 kilometers ?
Q33.Asia's first hydro-electric power station is located at :
a)Nagarjuna Sagar
b)Sivasamudra. (Here one can watch the magnificent drop of Cauvery river - a distance of 98 meters)
c)Srisailam Dam
d)Almatti Dam
Q34.Gatiman express attains a top of speed of 160 KMs per hour. When did India's first train travel between Bombay-Thane covering a distance of 34 KMs in about an hour? 
Q35.Ishihara test is used to test which the following ?
a)Colour Vision Deficiency or Colour Blindness
Q36.'Mahamana Express' train  connects people of which places ?
a)Vadodara - Varanasi
b)Puri - Howrah
c)Puri - Haridwar
d)Chennai - Varanasi
Q37.On which theme, a stamp is released from TulsiManas Temple recently ?
c)Bhagavad Gita
Q38.'Air Clinics will be introduced in which part of India ?
a)North - Eastern State.
Q39.Barak Waterways are in which part of India ?
a)Narmada Waterways
b)Northeast Region of India
c)Godavari Waterways
d)Krishna Waterways
Q40.Which North-East State has high literacy rate, which is almost next to Kerala ?
b) Mizoram
c) UP
d) Odisha
Test of General Awareness
(Useful for IBPS (Clerks &  Officers)/SBI /SSC/UPSC Exams)
Answer key
1.            A
2.            D
3.            C
4.            D
5.            C
6.            A
7.            D
8.            B
9.            B
10.          D
11.          B
12.          A
13.          B
14.          D
15.          B
16.          D
17.          B
18.          D
19.          A
20.          A
21.          B
22.          A
23.          B
24.          B
25.          B
26.          B
27.          B
28.          D
29.          B
30.          B
31.          B            
32.          B
33.          B
34.          A
35.          A
36.          A
37.          A
38.          A
39.          B
40.          B            
 (Compiled by Praturi Potayya Sarma.)