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The National Green Tribunal on 18 Mar announced a fine of ________ on individuals spotted littering or throwing waste
on the platforms and tracks.
1) Rs 500
2) Rs 1,000
3) Rs 2,000
4) Rs 5,000
5) Rs 10,000

2.

The Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ________ alphanumeric number.


1) five-digit
2) seven-digit
3) nine-digit
4) ten-digit

5) eleven-digit

The Kisan Vikas Patra scheme doubles your money in how many months?
1) 96
2) 84
3) 72
4) 100

5) 106

The fifth character in the PAN number represents the first character of the PAN holders
1) first name
2) last name/surname 3) company name
4) category

5) None of these

Who among the following is the head of a nation at present?


1) Alexis Tsipras
2) Jean Tirole
3) Lee Kuan Yew

5) Aung San Suu Kyi

3.
4.
5.

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4) Khaleda Zia

Who among the following is the present chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the US?
1) Janet Yellen
2) Christine Lagarde
3) Mario Draghi
4) Ben Bernanke
5) None of these

7.

Who among the following emerged as the winner of the Australia Grand Prix formula one championship recently?
1) Lewis Hamilton
2) Felipe Massa
3) Sebastian Vettel
4) Nico Rosberg
5) None of these

8.

Among the three task forces announced by the Niti Aayog, who will head the task force on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan?
1) Shivraj Singh Chouhan
2) Manik Sarkar
3) Siddaramaiah
4) Devendra Fadnavis
5) Anandiben Patel

9.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu secured a stunning win in the general elections in which of the following countries recently?
1) France
2) Spain
3) Israel
4) Norway
5) Sweden

10.

In case of Small Accounts, balance at any point of time should not exceed
1) Rs 25,000
2) Rs 40,000
3) Rs 50,000
4) Rs 80,000

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5) Rs 1 lakh

Who among the following will head a new innovative council of Indian Railways, called Kaya Kalp?
1) Ratan Tata
2) Nandan Nilekani
3) NR Narayana Murthy
4) Mukesh Ambani
5) Cyrus Pallonji Mistry

12.

The Union Cabinet has approved the release of what amount in tranches to states and Union Territories to compensate
them for revenue loss due to phasing out of Centre Sales Tax (CST)?
1) Rs 22,000 cr
2) Rs 33,000 cr
3) Rs 35,000 cr
4) Rs 45,000 cr
5) None of these

13.

Uma Nath Singh has been sworn-in as the Chief Justice of


1) Delhi High Court
2) Allahabad High Court
4) Patna High Court
5) Meghalaya High Court

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3) Guwahati High Court

In case of small accounts opened with banks, total credits in one year should not exceed
1) Rs 25,000
2) Rs 50,000
3) Rs 75,000
4) Rs 1,00,000

5) Rs 2,00,000

15.

Which of the following countries started destroying its largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons (mustard agent
and other such agents) recently? Its being destroyed under a 1997 international treaty banning all chemical weapons.
1) US
2) UK
3) Germany
4) France
5) Japan

16.

Solar Impulse-2, the worlds first no-fuel solar-powered aircraft, visited which of the following two cities of India
recently?
1) Ahmedabad, Varanasi
2) Hyderabad, Varanasi
3) Ahmedabad, New Delhi
4) Chennai, Bangalore
5) Mumbai, Chennai

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Which of the following countries will give 1 billion euro loan to India over the next six years to strengthen renewable
power transmission infrastructure?
1) Spain
2) Japan
3) US
4) Germany
5) France

18.

What is the current nuclear power capacity of India?


1) 4,400 MW
2) 5,780 MW
3) 7,560 MW

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4) 10,080 MW

5) 12,520 MW

19.

A total of 22 people died in the attack against the Bardo museum in the capital city of which of the following countries
on 18 Mar?
1) Spain
2) Turkey
3) Egypt
4) Tunisia
5) Cambodia

20.

Dilma Rousseff is the present President of which of the following countries? She pledged to hold talks after massive
protests erupted across the country recently.
1) Thailand
2) Brazil
3) Indonesia
4) Malaysia
5) Singapore

21.

Lee Kuan Yew died on 23 Mar. He was the statesman widely respected as the architect of modern
1) Thailand
2) Singapore
3) Malaysia
4) Philippines
5) Vietnam

22.

The book titled The Black Hill has been authored by


1) Tulsi Badrinath
2) Veena Das
3) Anita Anand

5) None of these

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4) Mamang Dai

The proposed merger of Forward Markets Commission (FMC) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is
under works. Who is the present chairman of Sebi?
1) UK Sinha
2) Rahul Khullar
3) Ashish Chauhan
4) Chitra Ramkrishna 5) CB Bhave

24.

Who among the following will head the task force for Skill Development set up by the NITI Ayog?
1) Shivraj Singh Chouhan
2) Manik Sarkar
3) Siddaramaiah
4) Devendra Fadnavis
5) Anandiben Patel

25.

The taskforces set up by the NITI Ayog for Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) is headed by
1) Shivraj Singh Chouhan
2) Manik Sarkar
3) Siddaramaiah
4) Devendra Fadnavis
5) Anandiben Patel

26.

Sanand, which is developing as the new global auto hub, is situated in which of the following states?
1) Maharashtra
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Gujarat
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Rajasthan

27.

The state govt of which of the following states is considering naming its capital city as Amaravathi, based on the
historical Buddhist site along Krishna river?
1) Telangana
2) Kerala
3) Karnataka
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Andhra Pradesh

28.

Name the activist who has been conferred the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize this year?
1) Ramdev
2) GD Agrawal
3) Nigamananda Saraswati
4) Rajendra Singh
5) None of these

29.

In the recent Chinas National Image Global Survey 2014', conducted in nine countries, who among the following world
leaders secured the top rank for handling of domestic and international affairs?
1) David Cameron
2) Narendra Modi
3) Vladimir Putin
4) Barack Obama
5) Xi Jinping

30.

In the case of small accounts opened with bank with limited benefits, the withdrawal and transfers should not exceed
________ in a month.
1) Rs 10,000
2) Rs 20,000
3) Rs 50,000
4) Rs 75,000
5) Rs 100,000

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What is the full form of CDR as used in banking and financial world?
1) Composite Debt Restructuring
2) Corporate Debt Restoration
4) Cumulative Debt Restructuring
5) None of these

3) Corporate Debt Restructuring

32.

________ won the 35th Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) Inter Unit T20 cricket tournament in Pune recently.
1) Oil India
2) Hindustan Petroleum
3) Bharat Petroleum
4) IOC
5) ONGC

33.

The Union Cabinet on 20 Mar cleared what per cent reservation for women in the direct recruitment for non-gazetted
posts in the police forces of all Union Territories, including Delhi?
1) 10 per cent
2) 25 per cent
3) 33 per cent
4) 49 per cent
5) 50 per cent

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Which of the following is NOT a major Bill cleared by Parliament in the first part of the Budget session in 2015 (Feb 23Mar 20)?
1) Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill
2) Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill
3) Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
4) Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill
5) None of these

35.

In Nov 2014, RBI had asked banks to follow from Apr 1 some new norms. Which of the following is one of them?
1) Imposing a penalty proportionate to the shortfall in minimum balance in the account.
2) Informing the accountholder through email/SMS of imminent charges when the balance requirement is breached.
3) Banks are barred from creating negative balances by imposing charges on the grounds that charges will be deducted
from future deposits.
4) All the above
5) None of these

36.

Name the veteran Hindi film actor who has been named for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award recently.
1) Manoj Kumar
2) Dharmendra
3) Amitabh Bachchan 4) Shashi Kapoor
5) Rishi Kapoor

37.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 24 Mar projected Indias economy to grow by what per cent for 2015-16?
1) 7.8 per cent
2) 8.1 per cent
3) 8.5 per cent
4) 7.2 per cent
5) 6.8 per cent

38.

The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan met for the first time in nearly three years in ________ on 21 Mar.
1) Seoul
2) Tokyo
3) New York
4) Beijing
5) Shanghai

39.

Malcolm Fraser, who died recently, was the former Prime Minister of
1) England
2) Australia
3) Spain

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4) Norway

5) Sweden

As announced by the Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Ananth Kumar, the Centre plans to start how many
pharmaceutical clusters with an outlay of Rs 120 cr in the next one year?
1) 5
2) 7
3) 10
4) 12
5) 20

41.

The Supreme Court on 24 Mar ruled that ________ of Information Technology Act is unconstitutional in its entirety.
1) 56A
2) 63A
3) 65A
4) 66A
5) 67A

42.

The govt on 24 Mar launched a new platform for direct communication among leaders, govt agencies and citizens
through text messages called
1) Twitter Samvad
2) Facebook Samvad 3) E-Samwad
4) Direct-Samvad
5) None of these

43.

Who among the following has won the best actress award at the 62nd National Film Awards?
1) Deepika Padukone 2) Priyanka Chopra
3) Kareena Kapoor
4) Kangana Ranaut
5) None of these

44.

Who among the following has won the best actor award at the 62nd National Film Awards?
1) Vijay
2) Shahid Kapoor
3) Ranbir Kapoor
4) Hrithik Roshan

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5) Rajinikanth

Name the player who made the highest score in World Cup history with 237 not out against West Indies in the quarter
finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
1) Daniel Vettori
2) Ross Taylor
3) Brendon McCullum 4) AB de Villiers
5) Martin Guptill

46.

Identify the one which is NOT allowed in small accounts opened with banks?
1) Withdrawal and transfers of Rs 10,000 in a month.
2) Credit of foreign remittances
3) Total credits in one year of Rs 1,00,000
4) All the above
5) None of these

47.

Which of the following statements is NOT correct about the worlds cheapest mars mission till date, Indias Mars Orbiter
Mission (MOMs)?
1) Its life has been extended for another six months.
2) Its life span, estimated to be six months, ended on 24 Mar.
3) It is the first mars mission which succeeded in its first attempt.
4) It has won the 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category.
5) None of these

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Kempegowda International Airport has emerged as the South Indias busiest airport and third largest in the country. It
is situated in
1) Chennai
2) Hyderabad
3) Bengaluru
4) Kochi
5) Panaji

49.

Which of the following films has won the best feature film award at the 62nd National Film Awards?
1) Mary Kom
2) Haider
3) Queen
4) Court
5) Chotushkone

50.

Dick Costolo, who was in New Delhi recently, is the present CEO of
1) Facebook
2) Yahoo
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4) Google

5) Oracle

An Airbus plane flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps on 24
Mar killing all 150 on board. The plane belonged to
1) Lufthansa
2) Etihad Airways
3) British Airways
4) Malaysia Airlines
5) None of these

52.

Which of the following is NOT correct about DigiLocker, an online system launched by the govt?
1) To sign-up for the DigiLocker, you need to have an Aadhaar and mobile number registered with.
2) It securely stores documents online.
3) Apart from e-documents, DigiLocker can store Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) link of e-documents issued by
various issuer departments.
4) At present, the digital locker gives 10 GB of free space for individuals to store documents.
5) None of these

53.

The DigiLocker is a system launched by the govt to securely store documents online. Which of the following document
cannot be stored in it?
1) Insurance
2) Medical reports
3) Marriage certificate 4) School certificate
5) None of these

54.

Tata Motors, Indias biggest automaker, has secured board of directors approval for ________ rights issue to fund its
on-going and future activities.
1) Rs 5,000 cr
2) Rs 6,250 cr
3) Rs 7,500 cr
4) Rs 8,750 cr
5) None of these

55.

Which of the following is Indias highest civilian honour?


1) Bharat Ratna
2) Padma Shri
3) Padma Bhushan

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4) Padma Vibhushan

5) None of these

The Indian Railway has launched pre-paid RuPay debit card for ticket bookings and purchasing on IRCTC site. This prepaid card has been launched is association with which of the following banks?
1) State Bank of India
2) Bank of India
3) Bank of Baroda
4) Union Bank of India
5) Central Bank of India

57.

Who among the following has won the Best Director award at the 62nd National Film Awards?
1) Vikas Bahl (Queen)
2) Srijit Mukherji (Chotushkone)
3) Vishal Bhardwaj (Haider)
4) Omung Kumar (Mary Kom)
5) None of these

58.

Which of the following films has won the Best Popular Film for Providing Wholesome Entertainment award at the 62nd
National Film Awards?
1) Court
2) Chotushkone
3) Mary Kom
4) Jaoar Majhe
5) Jigarthanda

59.

The SDR is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries official
reserves. The term SDR stands for
1) Structured Drawing Rights
2) Special Drawing Rights
3) Segregated Drawing Rights
4) Special Drawing Resolution
5) None of these

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60.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch MUDRA bank on Apr 8.


1) Rs 3,000 cr
2) Rs 5,000 cr
3) Rs 10,000 cr

61.

The Food Processing Ministry allocated 17 mega food parks to states, pvt firms across the country recently. The present
Union Food Processing Minister is
1) Harismrat Kaur Badal
2) Ramvilas Paswan
3) Ashok Gajapathi Raju
4) Chaudhary Birender Singh
5) Narendra Singh Tomar

62.

The govt raised a record ________ in the countrys biggest and the fiercest auction of telecom spectrum that ended on
25 Mar.
1) Rs 102,400 cr
2) Rs 109,874 cr
3) Rs 112,470 cr
4) Rs 118,748 cr
5) None of these

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It will have a corpus of


4) Rs 20,000 cr
5) Rs 25,000 cr

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Countrys biggest and the fiercest auction of telecom spectrum ended on 25 Mar. Which of the following statements is
NOT correct in this regard?
1) The record auction amount received this time is non-BSNL, non-MTNL money.
2) The auction was conducted for airwaves in four bands.
3) Names of the winners have not been disclosed due to court orders.
4) All the above
5) Only 2) and 3)

64.

India and Qatar signed 6 agreements to strengthen bilateral ties recently. Which of the following is NOT among them?
1) Transfer of Sentenced Persons
2) Cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technology
3) Leasing an island to India for infrastructure development
4) Cooperation in the field of Radio and Television
5) Mutual Cooperation and Exchange of News

65.

PM Narendra Modi will embark on an eight-day tour of three nations from 9 Apr to 16 Apr. These three nations include
France, Germany and
1) Canada
2) Spain
3) Italy
4) Sweden
5) None of these

66.

Ibobi Singh is the current Chief Minister of which of the following states?
1) Sikkim
2) Manipur
3) Mizoram
4) Meghalaya

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5) Tripura

Sania Mirza lifted the womens doubles trophy of the Indian Wells Open tennis tournament at California recently with her
partner
1) Elena Vesnina
2) Sara Errani
3) Martina Hingis
4) Cara Black
5) Roberta Vinci

68.

PM Narendra Modi on 25 Mar launched his ambitious multi-purpose and multi-modal platform PRAGATI in New Delhi.
The letter I in the term PRAGATI stands for
1) Information
2) Implementation
3) Initiative
4) Investment
5) Integration

69.

Sanaa is the capital city of which of the following countries? Huthi militias advancement to the city forced the President
to leave the city recently.
1) Bahrain
2) Kuwait
3) Qatar
4) Saudi Arabia
5) Yemen

70.

The winner of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is


1) Australia
2) New Zealand
3) South Africa

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4) West Indies

5) England

The centre decided to cancel the bid of which of the following firms for the two Chhattisgarh coal mines by annulling the
tender and allotting them to Coal India?
1) JPL
2) Hindalco
3) Usha Martin
4) Tirumala Industries 5) None of these

72.

The Malabar Naval Exercise is primarily held between


1) India and Chain
2) India and US
3) India and Nepal

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4) India and Sri Lanka 5) None of these

The Defence Minister Manohar Pariikar is scheduled to visit which of the following countries with top defence delegation
from 28 Mar to 1 Apr?
1) China
2) US
3) Germany
4) France
5) Japan

74.

What is Indias positon among 102 countries on the Open Govt Index 2015 which ranks countries on govt transparency?
1) 87th
2) 37th
3) 98th
4) 99th
5) 101st

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Which of the following countries has topped the Open Govt Index 2015 released on 26 Mar?
1) Norway
2) Spain
3) New Zealand
4) Sweden

5) Denmark

76.

As we know, India is dependent on foreign countries for fighter planes, which of the following planes and the country
from which it is sourced is not matched correctly?
1) Sukhoi-30MKI Russia
2) LCA Israel
3) Mirage 2000 France
4) C-130J Super Hercules US
5) None of these

77.

What is the full form of NAV?


1) New Asset Value
4) Net Assessment Value

2) Net Acquired Value


5) None of these

Javed R. Siddique

3) Net Asset Value

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80.

Steve Smith is veteran batsman of which of the following teams?


1) New Zealand
2) Australia
3) England
The Banking ombudsman is appointed by the
1) RBI
2) Supreme Court
3) IBA
Peso is the currency of which of the following countries?
1) Sri Lanka
2) Bangladesh
3) Mauritius

4) South Africa

5) West Indies

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4) Central Govt

5) None of these

4) Indonesia

5) None of these

So far, 76 projects have been sanctioned under the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) programme in five
Ganga river basin states. Which of the following is NOT one of them?
1) Uttarakhand
2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Bihar
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) West Bengal

82.

The Insurance Australia Group has announced to raise its stake from 26 per cent to 49 per cent in the general insurance
joint venture with
1) HDFC
2) ICICI
3) Punjab National Bank
4) State Bank of India
5) None of these

83.

President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi was forced to flee as Houthi rebels advance towards the city recently in which of
the following countries?
1) Syria
2) Yemen
3) Libya
4) Iraq
5) None of these

84.

Who among the following is all set to be the next foreign ministry spokesperson?
1) Ajit Doval
2) Ranjan Mathai
3) Vikas Swarup
4) Nirupama Rao

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5) Sujatha Singh

The 2015 roster of Worlds Greatest Leaders by Fortune magazine, which includes the 50 greatest leaders in the world
including PM Narendra Modi, is topped by
1) Narendra Modi
2) Kailash Satyarthi
3) Tim Cook
4) Barack Obama
5) Shinzo Abe

86.

The US President Barack Obama has nominated the Indian-American Atul Keshap as the next US ambassador to
1) China
2) Sri Lanka and Maldives
3) Nepal and Bhutan
4) India
5) Indonesia

87.

India is the partner country for Hannover Messe, 2015, one of the biggest industrial fairs in the world, to be inaugurated
on Apr 13 in
1) France
2) Germany
3) Japan
4) Spain
5) None of these

88.

What does letter S in the term IFSC, used for online banking transactions?
1) Security
2) Settlement
3) System
4) Submission

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5) None of these

________ emerged as the highest bidder in the spectrum auction, which concluded on 25 Mar.
1) Idea Cellular
2) Vodafone
3) Bharti Airtel
4) Reliance Communication
5) None of these

90.

Every bank branch is given a unique MICR code and this helps the RBI to identify the bank branch and speed up the
clearing process. The MICR code has ________ digits in it.
1) three
2) four
3) five
4) seven
5) nine

91.

Which of the following is the only cricket team to win the ICC Cricket World Cup five times?
1) West Indies
2) Australia
3) India
4) Sri Lanka

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95.

The first ICC Cricket Word Cup was played in


1) 1975
2) 1979
3) 1983

4) 1971

Who was declared the man of the match in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup final?
1) Mitchell Starc
2) Aaron Finch
3) Shane Watson
4) George Bailey
Ashok Bhooshan assumed office as Chief Justice of ________ recently.
1) Allahabad High Court
2) Kerala High Court
4) Delhi High Court
5) Guwahati High Court

5) England
5) 1967
5) James Faulkner

3) Punjab and Haryana High Court

Name the cricketer who lead Australia to victory in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup final and retired from ODIs after the
match with sparkling 74 from 72.
1) Phillip Hughes
2) Shane Watson
3) David Warner
4) Michael Clarke
5) Steve Smith

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The winner of the first ICC Cricket World Cup was


1) Australia
2) West Indies
3) India

4) Pakistan

Who was declared the man of the tournament in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup?
1) Mitchell Starc
2) Aaron Finch
3) Shane Watson
4) George Bailey

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5) James Faulkner

98.

The govt has approved launch of National Supercomputing Mission to connect national academic and R&D institutions
at an estimated cost of
1) Rs 5,000 cr
2) Rs 4,500 cr
3) Rs 5,500 cr
4) Rs 7,500 cr
5) None of these

99.

The ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019, to be played between May 30-Jul 15, will be hosted by
1) South Africa
2) India
3) Sri Lanka
4) England

100. India at present has only ________ river stretches declared as National Waterways.
1) three
2) five
3) seven
4) nine

5) None of these
5) 11

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101. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 1 Mar approved the merger of Kotak Mahindra Bank and ING Vysya Bank. The
acquisition will make Kotak Mahindra Bank the ________ largest private sector lender in the country with about 1,200
branches.
1) second
2) third
3) fourth
4) fifth
5) None of these
102. Which of the following statements is NOT correct with respect to Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme, a scheme to
promote savings for girl child?
1) Accounts in name of girl child can be opened in banks and post offices.
2) Half of the fund can be withdrawn for girls higher education and marriage after the girl attains 18 years of age.
3) An account can be opened in the name of a girl child of up to 10-year-old.
4) The scheme would mature on completion of 25 years from the date of opening of the account.
5) Deposits can be made till completion of 14 years of the girl.

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103. As announced by the Finance Ministry, the investments in Sukanya Samriddhi Account, the special deposit scheme for
girl child, will earn interest rate of ________ for 2015-16.
1) 9.2 per cent
2) 8.7 per cent
3) 9 per cent
4) 8.3 per cent
5) 10.2 per cent
104. The investments in Public Provident Fund will earn interest rate of ________ for 2015-16 as announced by the Finance
Ministry.
1) 9 per cent
2) 8.7 per cent
3) 9.2 per cent
4) 8.3 per cent
5) 10.2 per cent
105. The Reserve Bank of India turned 80 recently. It started its operations as a shareholders bank in 1935 on
1) 30 Mar
2) 31 Mar
3) 1 Apr
4) 2 Apr
5) 1 May

106. Who among the following was appointed the first governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?
1) Sukumar Sen
2) RK Shanmukham Chetty
3) CD Deshmukh
4) Osborne Smith
5) Benegal Rama Rau
107. The govt on 1 Mar unveiled its Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) for 2015-2020, seeking to strengthen merchandise and
services exports with a targeted value of ________ by 2020.
1) USD 500 bn
2) USD 600 bn
3) USD 700 bn
4) USD 900 bn
5) None of these

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108. Which of the following is NOT a commercial bank operating in India as of now?
1) Federal Bank
2) Royal Bank of Scotland
3) Catholic Syrian Bank
4) South Indian Bank
5) None of these
109. Who among the following has been crowned the Femina Miss India 2015?
1) Vartika Singh
2) Deeksha Kaushal
3) Tanya Hope
4) Afreen Racheal Vaz 5) Aditi Arya
110. In the term NBFC, letter F denotes
1) Financial
2) Facilitating

3) Forwarding

4) Factoring

5) Funding

111. As per the news published in financial newspapers, the govt has scaled the steep fiscal-deficit target set for 2014-15.
The fiscal-deficit target set for 2014-15 was ________ of gross domestic product.
1) 3.9 per cent
2) 3.6 per cent
3) 4.1 per cent
4) 4.3 per cent
5) None of these
112. The health insurance business in India is regulated by which of the following institutions at present?
1) PFRDA
2) IRDA of India
3) SEBI
4) FMC
5) None of these

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113. At least 70 students were massacred when Shebab Islamist group raided a university in the town of Garissa in ________
recently.
1) Somalia
2) Syria
3) Libya
4) Kenya
5) Egypt
114. Izumo is the name of the biggest warship of which of the following countries since World War II? The Defence Minister
Manohar Parrikar visited the ship recently.
1) Germany
2) UK
3) Japan
4) South Korea
5) France
115. What is Indias ranking in the 2015 FM Global Resilience Index on business resilience of nations based on economic, risk
quality and supply chain factors?
1) 115th
2) 113th
3) 127th
4) 119th
5) 107th
116. The QIP is a capital-raising tool, primarily used in India and other parts of southern Asia. What is expanded form of QIP?
1) Qualified Institutional Placement
2) Quantitative Institutional Placement
3) Qualitative Institutional Placement
4) Qualified Institutional Proposal
5) None of these
117. Daniel Vettori, who announced his retirement from international cricket recently, is a cricketer of
1) Australia
2) South Africa
3) New Zealand
4) Zimbabwe
5) England

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118. According to a global billionaire list by Forbes released recently, who among the following is richest woman of China at
present?
1) Zhou Qunfei
2) Chan Laiwa
3) Zhang Xin
4) Wu Yajun
5) Yang Huiyan
119. The investments in senior citizens savings scheme (SCSS) will earn interest rate of ________ for 2015-16 as announced
by the Finance Ministry.
1) 9 per cent
2) 9.3 per cent
3) 9.2 per cent
4) 8.3 per cent
5) 10.2 per cent

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120. As announced by the Finance Ministry, the investment in Kisan Vikas Patra will earn interest rate of ________ for 201516.
1) 9.2 per cent
2) 8.7 per cent
3) 9 per cent
4) 8.3 per cent
5) 10.2 per cent
121. Iran and six world powers reached a preliminary nuclear agreement on 2 Mar in
1) Switzerland
2) Canada
3) France
4) Spain

5) Norway

122. The Centre has given six months more time to the states for rolling out the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The 11
states/UTs which have so far implemented the Act does not include
1) Punjab
2) Delhi
3) Chhattisgarh
4) Bihar
5) Uttar Pradesh
123. ________ of subsidised foodgrains per person per month at Rs 1-3/kg to two-thirds of the countrys population is
provisioned in the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
1) 2 kg
2) 3 kg
3) 5 kg
4) 8 kg
5) 10 kg

124. The IRDAI guidelines for Registering Cancellation or Change of Nomination have come into effect from Apr 1, 2015.
Now, modifications in nomination in insurance policies will come at a cost of up to ________ for offline policies.
1) Rs 100
2) Rs 200
3) Rs 250
4) Rs 500
5) None of these
5) Liberia

126. The six world powers negotiating with Iran on nuclear pact does not include
1) Germany
2) France
3) Britain
4) Russia

5) Japan

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125. Muhammadu Buhari won presidential election in which of the following countries recently?
1) Somalia
2) Cameroon
3) Ghana
4) Nigeria

127. The World Bank has sanctioned Rs 100 cr for all round development of Sagar Island which is situated in
1) Odisha
2) West Bengal
3) Jharkhand
4) Karnataka
5) Andhra Pradesh
128. Who among the following has been appointed as the Chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers
on Goods and Services Tax (GST)?
1) Manish Sisodia
2) Jayant Malaiya
3) Saurabh Patel
4) KM Mani
5) None of these
129. Bangladesh celebrates its Independence Day on which of the following days? It declared its independence from
Pakistan on this day.
1) 23 Mar
2) 26 Mar
3) 1 Apr
4) 2 Apr
5) 16 Apr

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130. ISRO successfully launched IRNSS-1D satellite onboard PSLV-C-27 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota
(AP) on 28 Mar. It would take the country closer to setting up its own
1) navigation system
2) communication system
3) weather forecast system
4) oil exploration system
5) None of these
131. The Centre had accepted the MS Sahoo panel report in 2014. The Committee reviewed the
1) participatory notes scheme
2) Kisan Vikas Patra scheme
3) National Savings Certificate scheme
4) depository receipts scheme
5) None of these

132. The 14th Finance Commission had recommended the Centre to transfer ________ from the divisible tax pool to states for
a period of five years, starting from the current financial year (FY16).
1) 32 per cent
2) 42 per cent
3) 45 per cent
4) 49 per cent
5) 51 per cent
133. The 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament is being held in Malaysia from Apr 5 to 12. It is associated with the game of
1) Cricket
2) Hockey
3) Football
4) Tennis
5) None of these

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134. The Centre has released what amount to the states for 2015-16 as the first instalment of devolution as recommended by
the 14th Finance Commission (FFC)?
1) Rs 23,342 cr
2) Rs 28,024 cr
3) Rs 37,420 cr
4) Rs 42,370 cr
5) None of these
135. According to the data provided by the RBI to the finance ministry, which of the following banks tops the list with highest
NPAs among PSU banks as on Dec 2014?
1) Punjab National Bank
2) Punjab & Sind Bank
3) Central Bank of India
4) United Bank of India
5) State Bank of India
136. Ringgit is the currency of which of the following countries?
1) Indonesia
2) Malaysia
3) Thailand

4) Myanmar

5) Mauritius

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137. India might soon be competing with the likes of Dubai, Singapore and Malaysia with its own International Finance
Service Centre (IFSC) coming up in a years time in the state of
1) Maharashtra
2) Karnataka
3) Tamil Nadu
4) Gujarat
5) Andhra Pradesh
138. What is the Budget allocation to provide interest subsidy for exports for fiscal year 2015-16?
1) Rs 1,250 cr
2) Rs 1,475 cr
3) Rs 1,625 cr
4) Rs 1,750 cr

5) None of these

139. The govt unveiled the much-delayed Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) recently. This FTP is released for the period
1) 2015-2020
2) 2016-2020
3) 2015-2029
4) 2016-2021
5) None of these
140. The govt is contemplating tariff rationalisation to raise Indias share in the global trade to 3.5 per cent by 2020. What
is Indias share in the global trade at present?
1) 1 per cent
2) 1.5 per cent
3) 2 per cent
4) 2.5 per cent
5) 3 per cent

141. Areva, the worlds largest nuclear company, will set up nuclear power plants in Jaitapur in Maharashtra. Areva is a
________ firm.
1) US
2) Japanese
3) Chinese
4) French
5) German

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142. Who among the following has taken over as the new Director of the Indian Space Research Organisations (ISRO)
Satellite Centre (ISAC) situated in Bengaluru?
1) Shailesh Nayak
2) SK Shivakumar
3) M Annadurai
4) AS Kiran Kumar
5) None of these
143. Which of the following banks is all set to become the first in the country and among the few in the world to deploy voicerecognition technology for biometric authentication?
1) Axis Bank
2) HDFC Bank
3) Yes Bank
4) ICICI Bank
5) SBI
144. The RBI signed a USD 400-mn currency swap agreement with the central bank of which of the following SAARC
countries recently?
1) Afghanistan
2) Sri Lanka
3) Bhutan
4) Bangladesh
5) None of these
145. The OFS is a mechanism which enables promoters to dilute their holdings in listed companies in a transparent manner.
The term OFS stands for
1) Offer For Subscription
2) Open For Sale
3) Offer For Sale
4) Open For Subscription
5) None of these

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146. ________ has been appointed Chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council recently.
1) Ranjib Biswal
2) Ajay Shirke
3) Ravi Shastri
4) Sourav Ganguly
5) Rajeev Shukla

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147. Traditionally, the US nominates the World Bank chief and ________ nominates the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
chief.
1) Japan
2) South Korea
3) Russia
4) the European Union
5) None of these
148. The first of the Indian Navys six Scorpene-class stealth submarines was undocked in Mumbai on 6 Apr. The Indian
Navy has named the submarine as
1) Kalvari
2) Khanderi
3) Karanj
4) Kursura
5) None of these
149. The 108th birth anniversary of Babu Jagjivan Ram was observed on 5 Apr. His birth anniversary day is observed as
1) Janata Divas
2) Samata Diwas
3) Ekta Divas
4) Utthan Diwas
5) None of these
150. Misao Okawa, recognised by Guinness World Records as the worlds oldest living person died recently. She belonged
to
1) Norway
2) Japan
3) Sweden
4) Denmark
5) None of these
5) None of these

152. The minimum interest rate at which a bank can lend is called
1) repo rate
2) reverse repo rate
3) bank rate

5) None of these

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151. Which of the following were the first submarines inducted into the Indian Navy?
1) Kalvari-class
2) Khanderi-class
3) Karanj-class
4) Kursura-class
4) base rate

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153. The Union Cabinet has approved the Real Estate Development and Regulation Bill. Which of the following is correct
regarding the Bill?
1) It will make way for setting up of a regulator for the sector.
2) Its applicability has been extended to commercial Real Estate also.
3) It does not allow promoters to change plans and structural designs without the consent of 2/3rd of consumers of a
project.
4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 3)
154. The CCEA has approved the four-laning of the Sultanpur-Varanasi section of National Highway-56 in Uttar Pradesh. The
NH-56 connects
1) Lucknow and Varanasi
2) Lucknow and Gorakhpur
3) Lucknow and Agra
4) Lucknow and Kanpur
5) None of these
155. Ashgabat is the capital city of which of the following countries?
1) Uzbekistan
2) Kazakhstan
3) Turkmenistan

4) Ukraine

5) None of these

156. IAS officer Saurabh Vijay was on 7 Apr appointed as Adviser to Executive Director (ED) of World Bank in Washington.
Presently, how many EDs are there in the World Bank?
1) 25
2) 18
3) 15
4) 12
5) 10

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157. The eighth edition of the Indian Premier League started on 8 Apr. Which of the following teams is NOT participating in
this edition of IPL?
1) Royal Challengers Bangalore
2) Chennai Super Kings
3) Sunrisers Hyderabad
4) Pune Warriors India
5) Rajasthan Royals
158. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced its first bi-monthly monetary policy review of the corrent financial year on
7 Apr. What are the repo rate and the cash reserve ratio (CRR) after the current policy review?
1) 7.5% and 4%
2) 7.25% and 4%
3) 7.5% and 3.75%
4) 7.25% and 3.75%
5) None of these
159. The winner of the mens singles title of the Miami Masters 2015 is
1) Andy Murray
2) Novak Djokovic
3) David Ferrer

4) Rafael Nadal

5) None of these

160. The National Green Tribunal ordered to take off the road all diesel vehicles more than 10 years old and petrol vehicles
more than 15 years old recently. The present chairperson of NGT is
1) Altamas Kabir
2) HL Dattu
3) Swatanter Kumar
4) Rajendra Mal Lodha
5) Asok Kumar Ganguly

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161. The winner of the womens singles title of the Miami Masters 2015 is
1) Serena Williams
2) Carla Suarez Navarro 3) Maria Sharapova
4) Caroline Wozniacki 5) None of these

163. The PJ Nayak Committee is associated with


1) Governance of Boards of Banks in India
3) Dealing with NPAs
5) None of these

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162. Which of the following banks promoted by the govt is supposed to offer loan products named Shishu, Kishor and
Tarun to small/micro entrepreneurs?
1) SIDBI
2) SBI
3) PNB
4) MUDRA
5) IDBI
2) Customer service in banks
4) Setting up Small and Payment banks

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164. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched MUDRA Bank on 8 Apr. Which of the following is NOT true about the MUDRA
bank?
1) It will provide credit of up to Rs 10 lakh to small entrepreneurs.
2) It will act as a regulator for Micro-Finance Institutions (MFIs).
3) It will have a corpus of Rs 20,000 cr.
4) It will have a credit guarantee corpus of Rs 3,000 cr.
5) None of these
165. The 11-member committee set by the govt to work out single framework for govt clearances is headed by who among the
following?
1) Chandrajeet Banerjee
2) Manoj Kohli
3) Shaktikanta Das
4) Ajay Shankar
5) None of these
166. Which of the following teams won the Syed Mushtaq Ali T-20 cricket tournament in Bhubaneswar recently?
1) Punjab
2) Gujarat
3) Goa
4) Haryana
5) West Bengal

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167. The UN Security Council has slapped sanctions on Mullah Fazlullah for perpetrating and financing terror acts. He is the
chief of
1) Pakistan Taliban 2) ISIS
3) Al-Qaeda
4) Houthi rebel
5) None of these
168. The 5th meeting of the Health Ministers of SAARC countries was held in which of the following cities on 8 Mar?
1) New Delhi
2) Colombo
3) Kathmandu
4) Islamabad
5) Kabul
169. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has proposed that a single number can be used for all emergency
phone-calls across the country including for police, fire and ambulance. The proposed number is
1) 112
2) 111
3) 911
4) 333
5) 119

170. PM Narendra Modi on 8 Apr announced farmers will now be eligible for input subsidy if ________ of their crop has been
damaged.
1) 50 per cent
2) 40 per cent
3) 33 per cent
4) 25 per cent
5) None of thes
171. The _________Group is the worlds largest e-commerce company by gross merchandise value, volume of goods and
services being transacted at present?
1) eBay
2) Amazon
3) Alibaba
4) Flipkart
5) None of these

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172. Who among the following is a deputy governor of the RBI as of now?
1) Pratip Chaudhuri 2) Usha Thorat
3) Subir Gokarn
4) SS Mundra

5) KC Chakrabarty

173. What is Indias ranking on the new index compiled by the UN trade body UNCTAD for assessing the readiness of
countries for electronic commerce?
1) 63rd
2) 130th
3) 83rd
4) 75th
5) 92nd
174. The winner of the mens singles title of the India Open Super Series badminton tournament is
1) Viktor Axelsen
2) Kidambi Srikanth
3) Lin Dan
4) Ajay Jayaram
5) Parupalli Kashyap
175. PM Narendra Modi in his address to a global energy conference, recently, appealed to people not to take subsidy if they
can afford to buy LPG at market price. The govt targets that ________ will surrender the LPG subsidy.
1) ten crore
2) five crore
3) two crore
4) one crore
5) None of these

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176. Which of the following countries is the worlds largest B2C market measured both by the revenue and the number of
online buyers as of now?
1) US
2) China
3) India
4) UK
5) Germany
177. Name the women shuttler who clinched her maiden India Open Super Series title recently.
1) Carolina Marin
2) Saina Nehwal
3) Ratchanok Intanon 4) PV Sindhu

5) None of these

178. Which country has topped the recently released UNCTADs new Business-to-Consumer (B2C) e-commerce, businesses
selling to the general public, index?
1) Finland
2) Norway
3) Luxembourg
4) UK
5) China
179. The govt gave in principle nod to Sagarmala project recently. This project is aimed at port-led development in
1) coastal states
2) Sri Lanka and Maldives
3) Mauritius and Seychelles
4) Bangladesh and Myanmar
5) None of these

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180. A unique integrating and interactive platform named PRAGATI was launched by the PM Narendra Modi recently. Which
of the following is correct about the programme?
1) It is aimed at addressing common mans grievances.
2) It will monitor and review important programmes and projects of the central/state govts.
3) The interactive Pragati sessions will take place every second Saturday of the month.
4) All the above
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Answers (GA-47)
4. 2
9. 3
14. 4
19. 4
24. 2
29. 2
34. 5
39. 2
44. 1
49. 4
54. 3
59. 2
64. 3
69. 5
74. 2
79. 1
84. 3
89. 1

5. 1
10. 3
15. 1
20. 2
25. 1
30. 1
35. 4
40. 3
45. 5
50. 3
55. 1
60. 4
65. 1
70. 1
75. 4
80. 4
85. 3
90. 5

91. 2
96. 2
101. 3
106. 4
111. 3
116. 1
121. 1
126. 5
131. 4
136. 2
141. 4
146. 4
151. 1
156. 1
161. 1
166. 2
171. 3
176. 2

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3. 4
8. 3
13. 5
18. 2
23. 1
28. 4
33. 3
38. 1
43. 4
48. 3
53. 5
58. 3
63. 4
68. 2
73. 5
78. 2
83. 2
88. 3

2. 4
7. 1
12. 2
17. 4
22. 4
27. 5
32. 5
37. 1
42. 1
47. 5
52. 4
57. 2
62. 2
67. 3
72. 2
77. 3
82. 4
87. 2

92. 1
97. 1
102. 4
107. 4
112. 2
117. 3
122. 5
127. 2
132. 2
137. 4
142. 3
147. 4
152. 4
157. 4
162. 4
167. 1
172. 4
177. 2

93. 5
98. 2
103. 1
108. 5
113. 4
118. 1
123. 3
128. 4
133. 2
138. 3
143. 4
148. 1
153. 4
158. 1
163. 1
168. 1
173. 3
178. 3

94. 2
99. 4
104. 2
109. 5
114. 3
119. 2
124. 1
129. 2
134. 3
139. 1
144. 2
149. 2
154. 1
159. 2
164. 5
169. 1
174. 2
179. 1

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1. 4
6. 1
11. 1
16. 1
21. 2
26. 3
31. 3
36. 4
41. 4
46. 2
51. 1
56. 4
61. 1
66. 2
71. 1
76. 2
81. 4
86. 2

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95. 4
100. 2
105. 3
110. 1
115. 4
120. 2
125. 4
130. 1
135. 3
140. 3
145. 3
150. 2
155. 3
160. 3
165. 4
170. 3
175. 4
180. 5