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Ques. : 1   Which of the following countries has topped the 2015 Human Development Index (HDI) in the South Asia Region?
1) Bangladesh 2) Bhutan
3) India 4) Maldives
5) Sri Lanka Show Answer
Ques. : 2   Shivnarine Chanderpaul announced his retirement for the international cricket recently. He played 164 Tests in his 22-year career for
1) England 2) West Indies
3) South Africa 4) Zimbabwe
5) New Zealand Show Answer
Ques. : 3   India’s largest tricolour till date was hoisted atop the tallest pole at Pahari Mandir in which city by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar recently?
1) Faridabad 2) Chandigarh
3) Panaji 4) Ranchi
5) Lucknow Show Answer
Ques. : 4   India’s PV Sindhu clinched the 2016 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold title recently after defeating
1) Wang Yihan 2) Li Xuerui
3) Saina Nehwal 4) Carolina Marin
5) Kristy Gilmour Show Answer
Ques. : 5   As per the recently released UN World Economic Situation and Prospects 2016 Report, which of the following countries will be the fastest growing big economy in the world in 2016?
1) China 2) India
3) Japan 4) Brazil
5) Indonesia Show Answer
Ques. : 6   India has submitted its first Biennial Update Report (BUR) to the UNFCCC towards fulfillment of the reporting obligation. What does the three Cs at the end of the term UNFCCC stand for?
1) Cooperation, Climate and Change 2) Category, Climate and Change
3) Conservation, Climate and Change 4) Coexistence, Climate and Change
5) Convention, Climate and Change Show Answer
Ques. : 7   The Union Govt decided to impose President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh recently. Who among the following is the present governor of the state?
1) K Sankaranarayanan 2) Joginder Jaswant Singh
3) Nirbhay Sharma 4) Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa
5) Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya Show Answer
Ques. : 8   Alice Vaidyan has been appointed as the first women Chairman and Managing Director of
1) LIC of India 2) National Insurance
3) The Oriental Insurance 4) GIC Re
5) DICGC Show Answer
Ques. : 9   A monster storm dubbed ‘Snowzilla’ paralysed major cities in which of the following countries recently?
1) US 2) UK
3) Canada 4) Russia
5) Mexico Show Answer
Ques. : 10   The French President Francois Hollande is the chief guest at India’s 67th Republic Day parade. PM Narendra Modi received him in which of the following cities on 24 Jan?
1) Amritsar 2) Pune
3) Chandigarh 4) Gurgaon
5) Noida Show Answer
Ques. : 11   The Defence minister Manohar Parrikar recently laid the foundation stone of Jharkhand Raksha Shakti University. With this, Jharkhand has become the third state to have Raksha Shakti University after
1) Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan 2) Punjab and Haryana
3) Punjab and Uttarakhand 4) Uttarakhand and Rajasthan
5) Gujarat and Rajasthan Show Answer
Ques. : 12   Who among the following is the present Chairman of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA)?
1) TS Vijayan 2) UK Sinha
3) Yaduvendra Mathur 4) Yogesh Aggarwal
5) Harsh Kumar Bhanwala Show Answer
Ques. : 13   __________ was awarded with the nation’s highest peacetime gallantry award Ashoka Chakra posthumously on the eve of the Republic Day 2016.
1) Rohan Anand 2) Manvender Singh
3) Rajesh Pant 4) Neeraj Kumar Singh
5) Mohan Nath Goswami Show Answer
Ques. : 14   Who among the following was/were chosen for the Padma Vibhushan award, country’s second-highest civilian award, at the Padma Awards 2016?
1) Ramoji Rao 2) Avinash Dixit
3) Girija Devi 4) Yamini Krishnamurthi
5) All the above Show Answer
Ques. : 15   Which of the following is NOT correct with respect to the Republic Day celebrations 2016?
1) The French president Francois Hollande was the guest of honour. 2) It was 67th Republic Day of India.
3) The first-ever foreign military group (French army) marched in the parade. 4) Army dog squad returned after 26 years.
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 16   India’s Deborah Herold is associated with the game of
1) Chess 2) Cycling
3) Boxing 4) Wrestling
5) Luge Show Answer
Ques. : 17   The French firm EDF has signed an MoU with India’s NPCIL for the construction of six EPR nuclear reactors at Jaitapur in
1) Tamil Nadu 2) Gujarat
3) Haryana 4) Punjab
5) Maharashtra Show Answer
Ques. : 18   Who among the following is NOT a Padma awardee from the field of sports at the Padma Awards 2016?
1) Deepika Kumari 2) Saina Nehwal
3) Sania Mirza 4) PV Sindhu
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 19   Which of the following teams won the first blind T20 Asia Cup in Kochi recently?
1) Pakistan 2) India
3) Bangladesh 4) Sri Lanka
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 20   Who among the following is NOT one of the 19 awardees of the coveted Padma Bhushan award announced on the eve of Republic Day 2016?
1) Priyanka Chopra 2) Indu Jain
3) Vinod Rai 4) Udit Narayan
5) Anupam Kher Show Answer
Ques. : 21   The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), entrusted with managing foreign reserves, is an institution of
1) Switzerland 2) Singapore
3) Malaysia 4) Japan
5) China Show Answer
Ques. : 22   Who among the following foreigners has/have been chosen for the Padma awards 2016?
1) Hui Lan Zhang 2) Michael Postel
3) Robert D Blackwill 4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 3) Show Answer
Ques. : 23   Himachal Pradesh celebrated its 46th statehood day on 25 Jan 2016. Who among the following is the present Chief Minister of the state?
1) Ibobi Singh 2) Manik Sarkar
3) Tarun Gogoi 4) Virbhadra Singh
5) Nabam Tuki Show Answer
Ques. : 24   Which of the following countries topped the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index released by the Transparency International (TI) recently?
1) Sweden 2) Norway
3) Denmark 4) Singapore
5) Finland Show Answer
Ques. : 25   What is India’s ranking on the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index released by the Transparency International (TI) recently?
1) 38th 2) 54th
3) 76th 4) 89th
5) 91th Show Answer
Ques. : 26   _________ has been conferred with the third edition of Yash Chopra Memorial Award.
1) Sridevi 2) Rekha
3) Hema Malini 4) Rakhee Gulzar
5) Tabu Show Answer
Ques. : 27   Who among the following has been chosen for the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award?
1) Arundhati Roy 2) Taslima Nasrin
3) Salman Rushdie 4) JK Rowling
5) Jhumpa Lahiri Show Answer
Ques. : 28   Kerala’s Sajeev Koshy has been honoured with Australia’s highest civilian honour, the Order of Australia for his service to _________ in Victoria.
1) dentistry 2) architecture
3) sand art 4) cancer cure
5) neurology Show Answer
Ques. : 29   PM Narendra Modi along with the President of France François Hollande laid the foundation stone of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) headquarters recently in National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) in
1) New Delhi 2) Noida
3) Gurgaon 4) Mumbai
5) Bengaluru Show Answer
Ques. : 30   Who among the following won the men’s FIH Player of the Year award for his performances in 2015?
1) Chrisopher Ruhr 2) David Harte
3) Robert Van der Horst 4) Mark Knowles
5) Jaap Stockmann Show Answer
Ques. : 31   The International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is observed every year on
1) 10 Jan 2) 12 Jan
3) 15 Jan 4) 23 Jan
5) 27 Jan Show Answer
Ques. : 32   Who among the following won the woman FIH Player of the Year award for her performance in 2015?
1) Lily Owsley 2) Joyce Sombroek
3) Lidewij Welten 4) Anna Flanagan
5) Florencia Habif Show Answer
Ques. : 33   M Jagadesh Kumar took over as the new Vice-Chancellor of which of the following central universities recently?
1) Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) 2) Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
3) Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) 4) Vishwa Bharati
5) University of Allahabad Show Answer
Ques. : 34   The Supreme Court recently appointed Justice Sanjay Mishra as the new Lokayukta of
1) Delhi 2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Gujarat 4) Maharashtra
5) Himachal Pradesh Show Answer
Ques. : 35   The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) signed cyber security pacts with its counterparts in three countries recently. These three countries are
1) Malaysia, South Korea and Indonesia 2) Philippines, Singapore and Thailand
3) South Korea, US and Japan 4) China, Germany and France
5) Malaysia, Singapore and Japan Show Answer
Ques. : 36   India and Armenia signed protocol amending the India-Armenia Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) recently. The capital city of Armenia is
1) Belmopan 2) Nassau
3) Tirana 4) Yerevan
5) Luanda Show Answer
Ques. : 37   Aparna Kumar recently become the country’s first civil servant to scale Mount Vinson Massif, the highest peak in
1) the Antarctica 2) Australia
3) Argentina 4) Europe
5) Africa Show Answer
Ques. : 38   The list of 20 smart cities out of the 98 shortlisted for the 'Smart Cities Mission' was released recently. Which of the following cities is NOT one among them?
1) Bhubaneswar, Odisha 2) Patna, Bihar
3) Jaipur, Rajasthan 4) Surat, Gujarat
5) Kochi, Kerala Show Answer
Ques. : 39   The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Govt of India recently signed an $80-mn loan pact to continue improving infrastructure in two north-eastern state capital cities
1) Dispur and Itanagar 2) Itanagar and Agartala
3) Kohima and Imphal 4) Agartala and Aizwal
5) Imphal and Kohima Show Answer
Ques. : 40   India became the world’s largest exporter of rice in 2015. Doing so, it replaced which of the following countries from the top position?
1) China 2) Indonesia
3) Thailand 4) Myanmar
5) Bangladesh Show Answer
Ques. : 41   The ATAS scheme was launched by the Indian Railway on a pilot basis recently. The term ATAS stands for
1) Advance Train Accommodation Scheme 2) Assured Train Accommodation Scheme
3) Alternative Train Accommodation Scheme 4) Associated Train Accommodation Scheme
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 42   Who among the following was recently named the Allan Border medallist for 2016, Australian cricket's greatest individual honour?
1) Alex Ross 2) Adam Voges
3) Glenn Maxwell 4) David Warner
5) Steve Smith Show Answer
Ques. : 43   The book titled ‘The Turbulent Years: 1980-1996’ was released by the Vice President Hamid Ansari recently. It is a memoir written by
1) Sonia Gandhi 2) Lal Krishna Advani
3) Murli Manohar Joshi 4) Manmohan Singh
5) Pranab Mukherjee Show Answer
Ques. : 44   Marvin Minsky, who passed away recently, was a pioneer in
1) Artificial Intelligence 2) radiology
3) space technology 4) nanotechnology
5) genetic engineering Show Answer
Ques. : 45   __________ has won the Amnesty International Human Rights Award 2016. It is awarded to individuals or organisations fighting for the cause of human rights under difficult circumstances.
1) Kailash Satyarthi 2) Henri Tiphagne
3) Arundhati Roy 4) Malala Yousafzai
5) Azim Premji Show Answer
Ques. : 46   Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won the women’s doubles title of the 2016 Australian Open defeating
1) Chan Yung-jan and Zheng Jie 2) Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka
3) Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova 4) Kimberly Birrell and Priscilla Hon
5) Jessica Moore and Storm Sanders Show Answer
Ques. : 47   The indigenously-developed surface-to-air Akash missile was test fired from the integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur situated in
1) Andhra Pradesh 2) Tamil Nadu
3) Maharashtra 4) Rajasthan
5) Odisha Show Answer
Ques. : 48   The Union Cabinet approved raising of 17 Indian Reserve Battalions by J&K and Left Wing Extremism (LWE) states. Which of the following is one of these LWE states?
1) Maharashtra 2) Chhattisgarh
3) Jharkhand 4) Odisha
5) All of these Show Answer
Ques. : 49   JS Deepak was appointed recently as the new _________ secretary.
1) revenue 2) telecom
3) minority affairs 4) cabinet
5) finance Show Answer
Ques. : 50   The grateful nation paid tribute to who among the following on his 150th birth anniversary on 28 Jan?
1) Subhas Chandra Bose 2) Chandra Shekhar Azad
3) Lala Lajpat Rai 4) Bhagat Singh
5) Bal Gangadhar Tilak Show Answer