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Volume-32, Dated 4-10 November, 2017

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

Q.37The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has constituted the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM). The five-member council consists of economists of high repute and eminence. The composition of the EAC-PM consists of which of the following ?
a)Dr. Bibek Debroy, Member, NITI Aayog- Chairman
b)Dr. Surjit Bhalla- Part-time Member; Dr. Ashima Goyal- Part-time Member ; Dr. Rathin Roy- Part-time Member
c)Shri Ratan Watal, Principal Advisor, NITI Aayog - Member-Secretary
d)All the above
Q.38SAUBHAGYA Yojana focuses on which of the following ?
a)Making an efficient electric chulha (stove), which would enable cooking through the use of electricity
b)TV set
Q.39"PENCIL": an electronic platform for effective enforcement for no child labour developed by Ministry of Labour and Employment is going to be launched by Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh on 26th September 2017 in the National Conference on Child Labour at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi. In the abbreviation PENCIL, the letter P stands for what ?
bPlatform : [ PENCIL: Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour ]
Q.40Where is Humayun's Tomb ?
b)near Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, New Delhi
Q.41In the abbreviation SYPOG, the letter S stands for what ?
c)Sensitizing ( SYPOG: Sensitizing Students and Youth to Flagship Programmes of Government)
Q.42India has registered a significant decline in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR). According to the just released SRS bulletin, IMR of India has declined by three points (8% decline), i.e., from 37 per 1000 live births in 2015 to how much in 2016 ?
a)34 per 1000 live births
b)25 per 1000 live births
c)50 per 1000 live births
d)None of these
Q.43NITI Aayog, in partnership with the Government of the United States of America, is hosting the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit from November 28-30, 2017. Where will the event  be held ?
Q.44When did the Indian Air Force proudly celebrate its 85th anniversary ?
a)15th January
b)08 Oct 2017.
c)4th December
d)None of these
Q.45As per the report published in May 2017 by
Niti Aayog, making India's passenger mobility shared, electric and connected can cut its energy demand by.
b)64% [ carbon emissions by 37% in 2030 ]
Q.46Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, is  the Chief Executive of which of the following ?
b)Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Q.47Central Government has taken several initiatives in recent times to bring quite useful information through the help of modern information technology to the farming community in the shortest possible time. Which of the following are included in this ?
a)Farmers Portal, Kisan Call Centre, Fasal Bima Portal
b)Rice Export App, Pusa Krishi App,
c)Agro Collect- Krishi Gyan App, e-NAM Portal, etc
d)All the above
Q.48Where is Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMIU) located ?
b)New Delhi
Q.49Regiment of Artillery, one of the largest Arms of the Indian Army celebrated 190th Gunners' Day on September 28, 2017. Why Gunners' Day is celebrated ?
a)To commemorate the raising of the first Indian Artillery Unit namely, 5 (Bombay) Mountain Battery on this day in 1827
b)Operation Polo conducted
c)Operation Blue Star conducted
d)None of these
Q.50Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA) has completed 60 years of its existence. Minister of State for Defence, graced the Diamond Jubilee celebration. Who is the Minister of State for Defence ?
a)Smt. Nirmala Sitaraman
b)Dr Subhash Bhamare
c)Arun Jaitley
d)Bandaru Dattatreya
Q.51Government of India/ Reserve Bank reserves the right to exercise the green-shoe option of upto
Rs. 1000 crore in each maturity bucket, which will be indicated in the auction notification. What is 'Green-shoe option' ?
a)'Excess money collected' in this process will be retained by Government of India/RBI [for future use, for the same purpose]
b)Colour of the shoe is green
c)Shoes are kept in garden
d)None of these
Q.52CPSUs apprised the Finance Minister that their capital expenditure programme for the current year are completely on track for achieving the capital expenditure of Rs. 3.85 lac crore budgeted in 2017-18. What is capital expenditure ?
a)Money spent for purchasing of land,buildings and heavy machinery etc.
b)Money spent for advertisements
c)Money spent for salaries
d)Money spent for payment of bonus to the employees
Q.53Which of the following is correct ?
a)NMCG : National Mission for Clean Ganga
b)NRSC : National Remote Sensing Centre
c)SoI : Survey of India
d)All the above
Q.54National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), which is a part of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has been supporting NMCG in which methods ? Give details.
a)to use geospatial technology for water quality monitoring, hydrological monitoring and evaluation, geomorphological monitoring and evaluation,
b)bioresources monitoring and evaluation, comprehensive geospatial database, develop mobile application for enabling community participation and to co-ordinate necessary linkages with other agencies.
c)The support is aimed at achieving the objective of monitoring of pollution in river Ganga.
d)All the above
Q.55Embryo Transfer Technology (ETT) has revolutionized the breeding strategies in Bovines as a tool to optimize the genetic improvement in cattle. What are the benefits of ETT ?
a)A farmer can get a 5-6 fold increase in number of offsprings ; the calves so born will be of high genetic merit; the offsprings born will be free from diseases.
b)Under this programme, embryos of higher genetic merit indigenous bovines are being transferred in to surrogate cows.
c)Embryos of Indigenous breeds such as Sahiwal, Gir, Red Sindhi, Ongole, Deoni and Vechur have been proposed to be transferred under this programme.
d)All the above
Q.56The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, addressed an Indian community reception in Addis Ababa on October 4, 2017. Addis Ababa (meaning 'new flower' in Amharic language) is the capital of which of the following countries ?
Q.57IBBI had notified the IBBI (Information Utilities) Regulations, 2017 on March 31, 2017. These regulations provide which of the following ?
a)That ordinarily a person should not hold more than 10% of paid up equity share capital or voting power of an information utility, while allowing certain specified persons to hold up to 25%.
b)These further provide that a person may hold up to 51% of paid-up equity share capital or total voting power of an information utility till the expiry of three years from its registration
c)Both (a) & (b)
d)None of these
Q.58'Catalan' area people wanted to get independence in which of the following countries ?
Q.59'Butcher Island is recently in news, in connection with fire fighting operations . Where is Butcher Island ?
a)Located off the Mumbai city coast.
b)Andaman & Nicobar
Q.60Scientists for first time have captured images of Snow Leopard using camera trap at Thembang village's Community Conserved Area (CCA) in West Kameng district of which of the following States ?
b)Arunachal Pradesh
Q.61Who is appointed as Chairman of the five-member Commission to examine sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) by President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind ?
a)Retired Chief Justice of Delhi High Court G.Rohini
c)Ajay Tyagi
d)UK Sinha
Q.62Brenda Hale of Richmond becomes the first female President of the Supreme Court in which of the following countries ?
Q.63 Which temple is adjudged as the cleanest iconic place in the country under “Swachhta Hi Seva” (Cleanliness is service) programme?
a)Golden Temple
b)Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Madurai ( Tamilnadu)
c)Tirupathi temple
d)Sri Vaishno Devi temple
Q.64At which seaport, India received first ever shipment of US crude oil of 1.6 million barrels, purchased by State-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) ?
a)Paradip Port in Odisha
Q.65India unveiled the third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031 spelling out the future road map for wildlife conservation. What is the Uniqueness of  the third National Wildlife Action Plan?
a)For the first time, India has recognised the concerns relating to climate change impact on wildlife
b)It stressed on integrating actions that need to be taken for its mitigation and adaptation into wildlife management planning processes
c)Both (a) and (b)
d)None of these
Q.66 What is 'Sibir'( Siberia) ? Give details.
a)Russia launched Sibir (Siberia), the world's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ship built under Project 22220 into the water at the Baltic Shipyard at St.Petersburg.
b)It is second of three icebreakers of new class of biggest nuclear powered icebreakers
c)The first one was Arktika (Arctic) was put in service in June, 2016
d)All the above
Q.67 The sea route to Baratang was inaugurated. It will provide an alternative to the National Highways-4 route that linked Baratang to ________, passing through the Jarawa Tribal Reserve. This sea route will thus help promote tourism without disturbing the tribal areas.
b)Port Blair
Q.68 When the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2017 was first awarded ?
Test of General Awareness
(Useful for IBPS (Clerks & Officers)/ SBI Railways/SSC/UPSC Exams.)
Answer key
37.          D
38.          A
39.          B
40.          B
41.          C
42.          A
43.          A
44.          B
45.          B
46.          B
47.          D
48.          B
49.          A
50.          B
51.          A
52.          A
53.          D
54.          D
55.          D
56.          B
57.          C
58.          B
59.          A
60.          B
61.          A
62.          A
63.          B
64.          A
65.          C
66.          D
67.          B
68.          B
 (Compiled by Praturi Potayya Sarma.)