Football, FIFA, - General awareness questions on current affairs

1)   Who has been awarded Vayu Sena 2016?

a. Squadron Leader Bhavesh Kumar
b. Squadron leader Bhavesh Singh
c. Squadron leader Bhavesh Dubey
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Squadron leader Bhavesh Dubey

Squadron leader B.K. Dubey was awarded the Vayu Sena for valour on field while battling terrorists on 2nd Jan 2016 despite injuries.

  • He is the Commanding Officer of the Indian Air Force Special Forces Unit since May 2013
  • Squadron Leader AS Tanwar was also awarded the Vayu Sena Medal for gallantry when he stayed on a flight despite fire in the engine of the Sukhoi 30 MKI squadron.

2)   Who has been appointed as the note printing press chief under initiatives to execute demonitisation plan well?

a. Praveen Garg
b. Amitabh Kant
c. Sushil Chandra
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Praveen Garg

The Union Government on 24th Nov 2016 announced major shifts in the demonetisation plan after consideration of relevant aspects.

ACC approved the appointment of CA turned IAS Praveen Garg as the Chief Managing Director and Director Finance of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India.

Appointment has come following the demonetisation of INR 500 and 1000 rupee notes.

The MP cadre IAS officer is currently a DEA Joint Secretary.
With effect from 25th Nov 2016, old currency notes of INR 500 and 1000 will no longer be changed at bank counters. The aim is to encourage people to open accounts in banks.

3)   An employer pays Rs. 30 for each day a worker works, and forfeits Rs. 5 for each day he is idle. At the end of 60 days, a worker gets Rs. 500. For how many days did the worker remain idle?

a. 35
b. 48
c. 52
d. 58
Answer  Explanation 


Suppose the worker remained idle for m days. Then, he worked for (60 - m) days.
30 (60 - m) – 5m = 500
1800 – 25m = 500
25m = 1300
m = 52
So, the worker remained idle for 52 days.

4)   What is the difference between forwarding and routing?

a. Forwarding does not transmit data on outgoing links, but routing does.
b. Forwarding finds suitable path for a packet than routing.
c. Forwarding is a part of decision making while routing is not.
d. Forwarding is used in telephony while routing is used in all networks.
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Forwarding is used in telephony while routing is used in all networks.

No explanation is available for this question!

5)   CM of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu launched the NTR Arogya Raksha Scheme at?

a. Vijaywada
b. Kurnool
c. Medak
d. Guntur
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Vijaywada

CM of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu on Dec 1 2016 launched the NTR Arogya Raksha Scheme in Vijayawada.

The scheme aims to provide medical treatment to APL or Above Poverty Line at INR 1200 premium per annum.

Medical insurance is for those not covered under existing state government health schemes.

NTR Arogya Seva has been already launched for BPL families.

Scheme provides medical treatment for 1044 health and medical ailments.

The scheme also provides treatment free of cost at both corporate and government hospitals.

A similar service was launched for employees and journalists through health cards.

Health care spending in the state is at 17% after 30 initiatives were launched in 2016.

Students of medicine, nursing, psychology and home science were also asked to improve public health through the Swasthya Vidya Vahini.

Highlights of NTR Arogya Raksha Scheme

  • As per the scheme, end-to-end cashless services will be provided for 1044 diseases under secondary care.
  • Also tertiary care through 432 government and private hospitals will be provided.
  • Scheme will offer INR 2 lakh and free treatment.
  • APL families will avail benefits by paying monthly installment of INR 100 per month/per person.
  • People can register for the scheme at Mee Seva centres till Feb 28, 2017.

6)   Which CM was suspended by his own party on 29th Dec 2016?

a. Pema Khandu
b. O. Pannerselvam
c. Mehbooba Mufti
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Pema Khandu

Peoples’ Party of Arunachal (PPA) on 29 December 2016 suspended Chief Minister Pema Khandu along with six other MLAs from the primary membership of the party. They were suspended due to anti-party activities.

With this suspension, CM Khandu ceased to be the leader of the PPA Legislature Party.

Others suspended from the party include Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and MLAs, namely Chow Tewa Mein, Passang Dorjee Sona, Jambey Tashi, Zingnu Namchom and Kamlung Mossang.

PPA President Kahfa Bengia said they were placed under temporary suspension from the primary membership of the party with immediate effect.

Disciplinary proceedings will be initiated against them.

Bengia also said that the party would elect a new legislature party leader.

Know More about Pema Khandu & PPA

  • On 17 July 2016, Khandu replaced Nabam Tuki as the Chief Minister of the state.
  • Pema Khandu, the son of the former CM late Dorjee Khandu, is one of the 42 former Congress leaders who rebelled from the party.
  • He joined PPA in mid-September 2016.
  • PPA is a regional political party in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It was founded by Bakin Pertin and Tomo Riba in 1979.
  • At present, the party is a member of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), a political coalition formed by the Bhartiya Janata Party along with several other regional parties.

7)   INR 1000 and 500 notes will cease to be legal tender from which date?

a. 8th Nov
b. 7th Nov
c. 9th Nov
d. 6th Nov
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 9th Nov

PM Narendra Modi has announced that INR 1000 and 500 rupee notes will cease to be legal tender from 12:00 am 9-10 Nov 2016.

  • The announcement was made through a special nationwide televised address on Nov 8, 2016.
  • PM Modi also appealed that those in possession of the notes can deposit it in accounts in banks and post offices from Nov 10 to Dec 30.
  • Those unable to deposit the notes within the deadline for some reason can further change them till March 31, 2017 by furnishing ID proof namely Aadhaar card and PAN card.
  • He also announced new currency notes of INR 500 and 2000 rupee denomination to be introduced.
  • Major objective behind the Government’s decision is to ban the existing currency denomination is to curb black money in the market and phase out fake currencies.
  • ATMs will dispense only INR 2000 per day later to be increased to INR 4000 per day.
  • Till Nov 11, midnight, hospitals will accept INR 500 and 1000 notes on basis of prescription, they can buy medicines from drug stores on hospital shops.
  • Government buses ticket booking counter and airlines will accept them for booking tickets till Nov 11 midnight.
  • Petrol and CNG outlets, crematoriums and international airports will also have the leeway to accept INR 500 and 1000 notes till Nov 11.
  • ATMs will be closed on Nov 9 and 10.
  • Banks will be closed on Nov 9 for public transactions.

8)   Find the missing number
Matrix form

a. 40
b. 38
c. 39
d. 35
e. None of these
Answer  Explanation 


We have :
In first row, (5 * 6) – 2 = 30 – 2 = 28
In second row, (9 * 9) – 4 = 81 – 4 = 77
In third row, the missing number is (7 * 6) – 3 = 42 – 3 = 39

9)   India was ranked 4th in Global Wind Power installed capacity. Who topped the index?

a. China
b. USA
c. Germany
d. Both a and c
Answer  Explanation 


India in the third week of December 2016 was ranked 4th in the Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index.

The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of India is 25088 MW.

The Index was led by China, followed by USA and Germany. The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of China is 145362 MW.

The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of the USA is 74471 MW and that of Germany is 44947 MW.

The ranking were launched on 19 December 2016 in the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update, which was launched by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

A capacity addition of 14.30 GW of renewable energy was also reported during the last 2.5 years in India under Grid Connected Renewable Power, which include 5.8 GW from Solar Power, 7.04 GW from Wind Power, 0.53 from Small Hydro Power and 0.93 from Bio-power.

India and its wind power capacity

  • In 2015-2016, India installed 31472 solar pumps.
  • In Oct 2016, 92305 solar pumps have been installed in the country.
  • During 2016-2017, 51 MW installations of biomass power plants were achieved against a target of 400 MW.
  • During 2016-2017, against a target of 1.00 lakh biogas plants, 0.26 lakh biogas plant installations have been achieved.
  • This was making a cumulative achievement to 4.94 million biogas plants as of 31 October 2016.

10)   A traveler changes 150 pounds into rupees at the rate of Rs. 7000 for 100 pounds. He spends Rs. 9060 and changes the remaining amount back to pounds at the rate of 100 pounds to Rs. 7200. How many pounds will he get?

a. 18 pounds
b. 20 pounds
c. 25 pounds
d. 30 pounds
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 20 pounds

Amount of rupees for exchange of 150 pounds = (150/100)*(7000/1) = Rs. 10,500
Out of these Rs.10,500, traveler spent Rs. 9060
Remaining balance in rupees = 10,500 – 9060 = Rs. 1440
Now these Rs. 1440 are exchanged back to pounds with the rate of 100 pounds for Rs. 7200
Amount in pounds = (1440 * 100) / 7200 = 20 pounds

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