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Ques. : 1   Who among the following industrialists has won USD 50,000 DSC prize for South Asian literature for his literary work ‘Chronicles of a Corpse Bearer’?
1) Ratan Tata 2) Cyrus Mistry
3) Anil Ambani 4) Azim Premji
5) NR Narayana Murthy Show Answer
Ques. : 2   Which of the following committees had recommended the concept of Universal Banking in India?
1) RH Khan Committee 2) RN Malhotra Committee
3) Nayak Committee 4) Tarapore Committee
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 3   The govt of India launched a scheme called RUSA with a fund of Rs 25,000 cr. RUSA is associated with:
1) Higher education 2) Urban sanitation
3) Slum alleviation 4) Rapid urbanization
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 4   Which of the following is NOT a risk associated with banks in India?
1) Liquidity risk 2) Interest rate risk
3) Market risk 4) Operational risk
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 5   After the state of Delhi announced to reduce the electricity bills by 50 per cent, which of the following states has announced to cut the power tariff by 10-20 per cent recently?
1) Gujarat 2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Uttarakhand 4) Maharashtra
5) Odisha Show Answer
Ques. : 6   Which of the following countries has started the process to digitize most books published in the country before 2001 and making them available online for free? The copyright expires 70 years after the author’s death in the country.
1) UK 2) US
3) South Korea 4) Spain
5) Norway Show Answer
Ques. : 7   Viktor Yanukovich, who is facing stiff protest from the opposition in country for spurning alliance with the European Union, is the current president of which of the following countries? He signed off on a series of tough bills against public protests recently.
1) Ukraine 2) Tajikistan
3) Kazakhstan 4) Kyrgyzstan
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 8   Which of the following state govts has requested UNESCO to declare the historic ‘Junbeel Mela’ a heritage festival and Morigaon district a heritage site recently? Junbeel Mela is “the rarest of the rarest festivals” where both tribals and non-tribals practise a barter system for exchanging agricultural produce in a festive manner.
1) Himachal Pradesh 2) Assam
3) Manipur 4) Mizoram
5) Nagaland Show Answer
Ques. : 9   The central govt has directed the implementation of 150 days of wage employment be provided under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), to Scheduled Tribe households living in ________areas.
1) forest 2) flood affected
3) draught affected 4) north-eastern
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 10   In order to enhance bilateral trade, India and Pakistan agreed on NDMA programme in place of the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) regime. What does NDMA stands for?
1) Non-Discriminatory Mandatory Access 2) Non-Discriminatory Marketing Accession
3) Non-Discriminatory Market Authorisation 4) Non-Discriminatory Mercantile Accord
5) Non-Discriminatory Market Access Show Answer
Ques. : 11   Seeking to boost manufacturing sector, Govt has extended the benefits of the NMP throughout the country wherever industry can organise itself into clusters and adopt a self regulatory model. What does MNP stands for?
1) National Marketing Policy 2) National Manufacturing Policy
3) National Maintenance Policy 4) National Manufacturing Practice
5) National Manufacturing Promotion Show Answer
Ques. : 12   India is a member of which of the following organisations?
1) SAARC 2) APEC
3) OPEC 4) SCO
5) Both 1) and 4) Show Answer
Ques. : 13   In which of the following countries an overwhelming 98.1 per cent of voters approved the new constitution in a nationwide referendum, widely seen as a vote on a likely presidential bid by army chief Gen Abdel Fattah El-Sisi?
1) Yemen 2) Libya
3) Egypt 4) Tunisia
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 14   The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted an expert committee to review governance of boards of banks under the chairmanship of:
1) PJ Nayak 2) C Rangarajan
3) Y Venugopal Reddy 4) Bimal Jalan
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 15   Afghanistan is likely to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) soon. The international organization, which deals with the rules of trade between nations, has currently ______nations as members.
1) 148 2) 150
3) 152 4) 158
5) 160 Show Answer
Ques. : 16   China's economy (the world's second-largest) grew at its slowest pace in 14 years in 2013 according to the latest figures. Its gross domestic product (GDP) expanded ______from a year ago.
1) 6.2 per cent 2) 6.7 per cent
3) 7.3 per cent 4) 7.7 per cent
5) 8.6 per cent Show Answer
Ques. : 17   The book titled ‘The New Middle East: After the Arab Spring’ has been written by who among the following?
1) Supriya Dravid 2) Juliet Reynolds
3) Paul Danahar 4) Devdutt Pattnaik
5) Srinath Raghavan Show Answer
Ques. : 18   The Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC), the apex body of the financial sector regulators in India, is led by
1) The governor of RBI 2) The Finance Minister
3) The Prime Minister 4) The Law Minister
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 19   Which of the following is a financial contract that derives its value from other financial products?
1) Swap 2) Arbitrage
3) Option 4) Derivatives
5) Futures Show Answer
Ques. : 20   Name the Indian-American who has been awarded with Baylor University's ‘2014 Robert Foster Cherry Award’ for Great Teaching. It is the only teaching award in the US that carries the single largest monetary reward of $250,000.
1) Jaishankar Ganesh 2) V Ramanathan
3) Meera Chandrasekhar 4) Anjani Jain
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 21   As per the National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) 2011, the govt aims at raising the share of manufacturing sector to 25 per cent of GDP by _______from the current 16 per cent.
1) 2018 2) 2020
3) 2022 4) 2024
5) 2030 Show Answer
Ques. : 22   Which of the following technology firms has joined the elite club of Rs 1 trillion market-cap firms as the newest firm recently?
1) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) 2) Infosys
3) Wipro 4) HCL Technologies
5) Tech Mahindra Show Answer
Ques. : 23   It is required for an infrastructure finance company to deploy what per cent of its total assets in infrastructure loans?
1) 26 2) 51
3) 75 4) 90
5) 100 Show Answer
Ques. : 24   The scheduled tribe (ST) status of Mukul Sangma was challenged by political rivals and the Supreme Court asked the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes to verify the authenticity recently. He is the present Chief Minister of which of the following states?
1) Meghalaya 2) Mizoram
3) Manipur 4) Assam
5) Tripura Show Answer
Ques. : 25   Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
1) Goswami Committee – Industrial sickness and exit policy 2) S Padmanabhan – Banking supervision
3) KS Shere – Electronic Fund Transfer 4) SS Tarapore – Reforms in small savings
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 26   A new bill has been introduced in the parliament of which of the following countries that will give police special powers to maintain public order in Little India area which was the scene of the worst riot in 40 years in the country recently?
1) Thailand 2) Indonesia
3) Malaysia 4) Singapore
5) Bhutan Show Answer
Ques. : 27   In the largest trial ever held in the country, a court in which of the following countries has sentenced 30 people to death over heroin smuggling recently?
1) Chile 2) Norway
3) Vietnam 4) Rhodesia
5) Rwanda Show Answer
Ques. : 28   The govt launched the ambitious National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) recently. Which of the following is correct about the mission?
1) It is aimed at providing adequate and efficient urban public health delivery system for the urban poor. 2) It would cover 779 urban areas with over 50,000 population across the country by Mar 2015.
3) The central govt will share 50 per cent of the cost to implement the programme. 4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 2) Show Answer
Ques. : 29   Akhilesh Das Gupta was unanimously re-elected as President of which of the following sports bodies in the country recently?
1) Badminton Association of India (BAI) 2) Indian Olympic Association (IOA)
3) All India Football Federation (AIFF) 4) Archery Association of India (AAI)
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 30   Which of the following is NOT correct about the India’s strategic missile Agni-IV which was successfully test-fired recently?
1) It is a nuclear-capable strategic missile and has a strike range of about 4,000 km. 2) The missile cannot be launched from a road-mobile launcher which is its biggest disadvantage.
3) It has two stages of solid propulsion. 4) It has a re-entry heat shield which can withstand temperature of more than 3000 degree Celsius.
5) The state-of-the-art Ring Laser Gyros based high accuracy INS (INS) and Micro Navigation System (MINGS) have been incorporated into the missile system. Show Answer
Ques. : 31   The Formula One administration has confirmed which of the following Grand Prix to be a night race under floodlights? It will become the second evening race.
1) New Delhi Grand Prix 2) Singapore Grand Prix
3) Chinese Grand Prix 4) Malaysian Grand Prix
5) German Grand Prix Show Answer
Ques. : 32   The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal for increase in foreign investment to 74 per cent for which of the following private banks recently? The increase is subject to the aggregate foreign institutional investors (FIIs) shareholding cap.
1) Indusind Bank 2) Federal Bank
3) Kotak Mahindra Bank 4) Yes Bank
5) Saraswat Bank Show Answer
Ques. : 33   In a major overhaul of foreign investment regime, the govt is considering splitting overseas inflows into two categories - Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The proposal is being considered by the ________panel.
1) Arvind Mayaram 2) Anand Sinha
3) Subir Gokarn 4) KCChakrabarty
5) Usha Thorat Show Answer
Ques. : 34   The annual meeting of World Economic Forum (WEF) was held in which of the following cities recently?
1) Paris 2) Toronto
3) Davos 4) Oslo
5) Frankfurt Show Answer
Ques. : 35   Instead of fixing the price of new shares by a company, inviting bids and allowing the market to fix the price of shares is called:
1) Open Offer 2) Offer For Sale
3) Book-building 4) Price search
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 36   Nageswara Rao, who passed away recently, was a legendary ______actor.
1) Bengali 2) Marathi
3) Tamil 4) Telugu
5) Malayalam Show Answer
Ques. : 37   Which of the following biodiversity hotspots has been named 'destination flyways' by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) following its inclusion in a list of eight such sites worldwide recently? It is the only site to be selected from Asia.
1) Sundarbans 2) Wular Lake
3) Western Ghats 4) Chilika lagoon
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 38   The Supreme Court has laid down 12 guidelines for authorities in dealing with death-row prisoners recently. Which of the following is NOT true in this regard?
1) All the required documents and records should be sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in one stroke instead of piece-meal basis. 2) The MHA should convey its recommendations to the President "within a reasonable and rational time."
3) The rejection of mercy plea by the President should be communicated to prisoners in writing. 4) There should be a gap of 30 days between receipt of communication of rejection of mercy petition and execution date.
5) The post-mortem of death convicts after their hanging has been made obligatory. Show Answer
Ques. : 39   For the first time, India is also participating in a UN-sponsored international conference on Syria to resolve the crisis and find a political solution to the conflict in the Arab country. Name the conference.
1) Vienna-I 2) Paris-II
3) London-I 4) Geneva-II
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 40   The temporary loans from the RBI to the govt given time-to-time to bridge the interval between expenditure and receipts, is called:
1) Dated Securities 2) Gilt edged securities
3) Ways and means advances 4) Treasury bills
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 41   The National Voters' Day is celebrated every year on which of the following dates in India?
1) 21 Jan 2) 22 Jan
3) 23 Jan 4) 24 Jan
5) 25 Jan Show Answer
Ques. : 42   The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) awarded ‘Ulysses Award’ for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance, the highest honour given to the govt bodies for shaping global tourism policies through innovative initiatives, to the tourism department of which of the following states recently?
1) Kerala 2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Goa 4) West Bengal
5) Odisha Show Answer
Ques. : 43   The RBI expert panel which has suggested adoption of new Consumer Price Index (CPI) for anchoring monetary policy in the country among others, was headed by who among the following?
1) Kamalesh Chandra Chakrabarty 2) Harun Rashid Khan
3) Urjit Patel 4) Anand Sinha
5) Subir Gokarn Show Answer
Ques. : 44   The recently published book named ‘Helium’ has been penned by who among the following?
1) Jaspreet Singh 2) Fatima Bhutto
3) Nighat M Gandhi 4) Amitabha Bagchi
5) Vikram Chandra Show Answer
Ques. : 45   Who among the following is not a deputy governor of the RBI at present?
1) Urjit R Patel 2) HR Khan
3) Anand Sinha 4) Arvind Mayaram
5) KC Chakrabarty Show Answer
Ques. : 46   Kailash Meghwal has been elected as Speaker of the newly elected state legislative assembly of which of the following states?
1) Delhi 2) Rajasthan
3) Mizoram 4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Uttarakhand Show Answer
Ques. : 47   The research ship Akademik Shokalskiy, which was trapped in thick ice in Antarctica recently, was finally been rescued recently. The ship belongs to which of the following countries?
1) Spain 2) Germany
3) Russia 4) Ukraine
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 48   Which of the following countries has introduced new restrictions on online shopping as part of efforts to stop foreign currency reserves from falling any further? Anyone buying items through international websites will now need to sign a declaration and produce it at a customs office.
1) Indonesia 2) Malaysia
3) Argentina 4) Brazil
5) Thailand Show Answer
Ques. : 49   The term ‘Rolling Settlement’ is associated with which of the following?
1) Settlement of pending dues by borrowers of banks 2) Payment of govt securities
3) Trading at stock exchanges 4) Pre-payment of loans with the banks
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 50   The Sakala scheme that ensures timely govt services to the citizens, is running in which of the following states at present?
1) Madhya Pradesh 2) Gujarat
3) Bihar 4) Karnataka
5) Kerala Show Answer