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January 2018 General Awareness

Q.1 Who has been appointed as the MD and CEO of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)?
1. Dilip Asbe
2. Santanu Paul
3. Rama Bijapurkar
4. Satish Pradhan
5. B. Sambamurthy

Ans :Dilip Asbe

Q.2 Who has been officially appointed as the brand ambassador of Sikkim?
1. Lata Mangeshkar
2. Amitabh Bachchan
3. AR Rahman
4. Salman Khan
5. Virat Kohli
Ans : AR Rahman

Q.3 Which Bank has tied up with National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC) for providing financial assistance to scheduled caste (SC) families living below double poverty line (DPL)?
1. HDFC
2. Dena Bank
3. UCO Bank
4. PNB
5. SBI
Ans: PNB

Q.4 Rating agency CRISIL has projected India’s economic growth rate to be ______ percent in the coming fiscal year 2018-19.
1. 7.4
2. 7.5
3. 7.6
4. 7.3
5. 7.1
Ans: 7.6

Q.5 Which State has topped the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index developed by the commerce and industry ministry along with
Deloitte?
1. Gujarat
2. Punjab
3. Andhra Pradesh
4. Uttar Pradesh
5. Odisha
Ans: Gujarat

Q.6 Who has been awarded with the first Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Award for Probity in Public Life in Jammu?
1. Venkaiah Naidu
2. Ram Nath Kovind
3. Yogi Adityanath
4. Narendra Modi
5. Nitish Kumar
Ans: Nitish Kumar

Q.7 According to Tourism Australia, Which Country has emerged as the fastest growing market for Australian tourism?
1. India
2. China
3. Russia
4. Japan
5. USA
Ans: India

Q.8 World Bank has estimated India’s GDP Growth Rate to _________during the current fiscal year.
1. 6.4%
2. 6.3%
3. 6.4%
4. 6.8%
5. 6.7%
Ans: 6.7%

Q.9 Who has won the Bronze Medal in the Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup organised by the Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS)?
1. Aanchal Thakur
2. Shivani Singh
3. Garima Sharma
4. Ritu Singh
5. Rajul Kumar
Ans: Aanchal Thakur

Q.10 Which Railway Station has been figured in the Limca Book of Records 2018 for having an all-woman staff?
1. Madanpur
2. Agra Fort
3. Akodia
4. Abohar
5. Matunga
Ans: Matunga

Q.11 With Which Country Union Cabinet has approved MOU for cooperation in the field of Science & Technology?
1. Russia
2. Britain
3. Germany
4. France
5. Canada
Ans: Canada

Q.12 With which Bank Ola has partnered to offer a range of integrated services to customers and driver-partners?
1. ICICI
2. HDFC
3. Dena Bank
4. Axis Bank
5. SBI
Ans: ICICI

Q.13 Who has won the Kolkata Open International Invitation Snooker Championship?
1. Aditya Mehta
2. Pankaj Advani
3. Geet Sethi
4. Subhash Agarwal
5. Manan Chandra
Ans: Aditya Mehta

Q.14 Union Cabinet approved _________ per cent foreign investment in single brand retail trading (SBRT) and construction development.
1. 100
2. 80
3. 90
4. 85
5. 95
Ans:100

Q.15 What is the Name of China’s National Marathon Champion and Olympian who has been banned for eight years by Chinese Athletics Association (CAA)?
1. Chen Ding
2. Sun Yang
3. Shanshan Feng
4. Dong Bin
5. Wang Jiali
Ans: Wang Jiali

Q.16 Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?
1. K Sivan
2. Pankaj Patel
3. Rashesh Shah
4. Jagdish Kumar
5. Narayan Singh
Ans: K Sivan

Q.17 With Which Bank Life Insurance company Aviva Life Insurance has entered into an agreement to distribute the Life insurance products?
1. UCO Bank
2. Bank of Maharashtra
3. ICICI
4. HDFC
5. SBI
Ans: Bank of Maharashtra

Q.18 HDFC Bank has estimated India’s GDP growth rate will be _____in the fiscal year 2018-2019 and _____in 2017-18.
1. 7.3%, 6.5%
2. 7.2%, 6.5%
3. 7.4%, 6.5%
4. 7.7%, 6.5%
5. 7.8%, 6.5%
Ans: 7.3%, 6.5%

Q.19 Who has been appointed by Indian Olympic Association (IOA) as the Chef De Mission for the 23rd Winter Olympic Games?
1. Pawan Kumar
2. Puneet Verma
3. Vipin Kumar
4. Rahul Singh
5. Harjinder Singh
Ans: Harjinder Singh

Q.20 Who has inaugurate International Dharma-Dhamma conference at Rajgir in Bihar?
1. Venkaiah Naidu
2. Nitish Kumar
3. Satya Pal Malik
4. Narendra Modi
5. Ram Nath Kovind
Ans: Ram Nath Kovind

Q.21 Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development?
1. Peter Bakker
2. Sunny Verghese
3. Robin Singh
4. Varun Singh
5. Rajat Sharma
Ans: Sunny Verghese

Q.22 Who has become an advocacy ambassador for ‘Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat’ initiative?
1. Kajol
2. Kareena Kapoor
3. Karisma Kapoor
4. Deepika Padukone
5. Rani Mukerji
Ans: Kajol

Q.23 With which Country Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has signed MOU for co-operation between industries in Gujarat and the East Asian country?
1. North Korea
2. South Korea
3. Japan
4. Vietnam
5. Mongolia
Ans : South Korea

Q.24 Which Country will invest $68.6 million to boost cooperation with India in areas like tourism, technology, agriculture and innovation over a period of four years?
1. France
2. USA
3. Russia
4. Japan
5. Israel
Ans: Israel

Q.25 Which application is launched by Ministry of Railways for Freight Managers?
1. SFOORTI
2. POORTI
3. SAHAYAK
4. GYAN
5. DISHA
Ans: SFOORTI

Q.26 Who has been honored with a Doctorate of Literature (D.Litt.) degree by the Calcutta University for her social service?
1. Sumitra Mahajan
2. Venkaiah Naidu
3. Ram Nath Kovind
4. Narendra Modi
5. Mamata Banerjee
Ans: Mamata Banerjee

Q.27 Which Country has emerged as a top borrower from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in 2017?
1. India
2. Nepal
3. Pakistan
4. Bhutan
5. Maldives
Ans: India

Q.28 Which City will host the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2018?
1. Hyderabad
2. Dehradun
3. Mumbai
4. New Delhi
5. Lucknow
Ans: Hyderabad

Q.29 In which city 24th Conference of Speakers & Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth was held?
1. New Delhi
2. Moscow
3. Victoria
4. Beijing
5. Tokyo
Ans: Victoria

Q.30 Who will be honored with the 24th annual Crystal Award at the 48th Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland?
1. Salman Khan
2. Shahrukh Khan
3. Aamir Khan
4. Ajay Devgan
5. Akshay Kumar
Ans: Shahrukh Khan

Q.31 What is the Name of Eminent Hindi writer who has passed away recently?
1. Sunil Singh
2. Virma Devi
3. Uday Ram
4. Rajendra Prasad
5. Doodhnath Singh
Ans: Doodhnath Singh

Q.32 Who is the Chief Minister of Maharashtra?
1. Ram Nath Kovind
2. C V Rao
3. Devendra Fadnavis
4. Nitin Gadkari
5. Narendra Modi
Ans: Devendra Fadnavis

Q.33 Gallup International Association (GIA) has ranked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the number _____ in its annual survey of world leaders.
1. Five
2. Four
3. Three
4. Eight
5. Nine
Ans: Three

Q.34 Who has won the gold medal in National Women’s Boxing Championship?
1. Sarjubala Devi
2. Kavita Chahal
3. Mary Kom
4. Rita Kumari
5. Nirmala Sharma
Ans: Sarjubala Devi

Q.35 Which Country will participate as a partner country in the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS)?
1. Italy
2. Australia
3. Austria
4. Netherlands
5. Japan
Ans: Italy

Q.36 In which state 7th edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav was held?
1. Uttrakhand
2. Uttar Pradesh
3. West Bengal
4. Tamilnadu
5. Karnataka
Ans: Karnataka

Q.37 According DBS, India’s economy is likely to grow by ____ per cent in current fiscal 2017-18.
1. 6.8
2. 6.6
3. 6.7
4. 6.2
5. 6.1
Ans: 6.6

Q.38 Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Finance Commission of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA)?
1. Anil Khanna
2. Vishal Kumar
3. Rahul Singh
4. Mohan Singh
5. Arjun Baghel
Ans: Anil Khanna

Q.39 In which city National Rail Transport Seminar was held?
1. Bhopal
2. Agra
3. Hisar
4. New Delhi
5. Dehradun
Ans: New Delhi

Q.40 Which Bank has announced a merger with non- banking financial company Capital First?
1. IDFC
2. ICICI
3. HDFC
4. Dena Bank
5. UCO Bank
Ans: IDFC

Q.41 Which State government will sign a MOU with Alibaba company in respect of imparting training in e- commerce and technical skill development to the unemployed youth?
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Uttar Pradesh
3. Madhya Pradesh
4. Uttrakhand
5. Kerala
Ans: Andhra Pradesh

Q.42 Who has been elected as the chairman of the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)?
1. Tarun Singh
2. Anil Sharma
3. Himanshu Yadav
4. Colin Shah
5. Pramod Kumar Agarwal
Ans: Pramod Kumar Agarwal

Q.43 World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked India at ______ position on a Global Manufacturing Index.
1. 30th
2. 34th
3. 38th
4. 41th
5. 45th
Ans: 30th

Q.44 With which country India has signed two agreements on return of Indians, who are living as illegal migrants, and sharing criminal records and intelligence?
1. Germany
2. South Korea
3. Japan
4. USA
5. UK
Ans: UK

Q.45 According to the global financial services company Morgan Stanley, Average GDP growth rate of India will
be _____over 2020-22.
1. 7.2 %
2. 7.1 %
3. 7.3 %
4. 7.6 %
5. 7.8 %
Ans: 7.3 %

Q.46 Who has inaugurated the ‘Economic Democracy Conclave’ at Thane, Maharashtra?
1. C. Vidyasagar Rao
2. Ram Nath Kovind
3. Devendra Fadnavis
4. Venkaiah Naidu
5. Narendra Modi
Ans: Ram Nath Kovind

Q.47 What is the Name of Former Union minister who has passed away recently?
1. Sudhir Singh
2. Rajendra Kumar
3. Om Prakash Sharma
4. Niranjan Sen
5. Raghunath Jha
Ans:Raghunath Jha

Q.48 Who has inaugurated an International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure?
1. Smriti Irani
2. Rajnath Singh
3. Dharmendra Pradhan
4. Piyush Goyal
5. Manoj Sinha
Ans: Rajnath Singh

Q.49 India and Israel signed ______ agreements to boost cooperation in key areas, including cyber security, oil, gas and energy.
1. 8
2. 3
3. 4
4. 7
5. 9
Ans:9

Q.50 In which city third Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) partnership summit will be held?
1. Dehradun
2. Kanpur
3. New Delhi
4. Luknow
5. Visakhapatnam
Ans: Visakhapatnam

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