Football, FIFA, - General awareness questions on current affairs

1)   India's first Gramin Khel Mahotsav will be held in _______

a. New Delhi
b. Chennai
c. Kolkata
d. Mumbai
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: New Delhi

India’s first Gramin Khel Mahotsav will be conducted in New Delhi from 25th to 31st March 2017.

The games will be held in five sports disciplines Athletics, Volley Ball, Wrestling, Kabaddi and Kho-Kho.

This festival will boost participation of rural youth in large numbers in popular sports and encourage them to achieve excellence and adopt healthy life style.

These games are intended to act as a catalyst to promote sports in rural areas across the country and will be replicated in other States/UTs as well.

2)   A. Living is not important - living with excellent health throughout is more meaningful.
B. It is non - invasive and without side - effects.
C. But the quality of life of such persons may not be as good as one would like it to be.
D. Exercise, yogic exercise, is the only tool that can maintain health in a cellular sense.
E. However, practice of asana and pranayama needs what modern thought calls motivation.
F. Many people do not exercise and yet live to a ripe old age.

Answer  Explanation 


The first sentence of this paragraph should be A, as it opens the discussion of living long vs. living healthy.

The second sentence should be F as it describes the other side of the story followed by C which describes about the quality of life of the people mentioned in sentence F.

D should be next sentence as it gives the solution to improve the health and quality of life. B should be the next sentence as it describes about the qualities of yogic exercise mentioned in the previous sentence.

The last sentence should be E.

The correct sequence here should be “AFCDBE”

3)   Union Minister for HRD launched which scheme on Dec 3 to create awareness about cashless economies?

a. Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyan
b. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
c. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyan

Union HRD Minister Shri. Prakash Javadekar launched the Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyan in New Delhi on Dec 3, 2016.

The minister appealed to faculty and young students to join the Abhiyan and encourage, create awareness and motivate people around the world to use a digitally enabled cashless economic system for funds transfer.

India is currently undergoing a transformational shift towards digital economy.

Technology was stressed as a means of leveraging to bring financial digital literacy and step forward towards a digital economy.

The Union Minister also appeared to higher educational institutes to receive nothing in cash including fines, fees and deposits.

Stress was also laid on paying nothing in cash– wage/salary/vendor payments.

Aim was to develop a cashless campus covering shops, canteens and services.

Young students were also asked to spread the message of a digital economy.

Modes of Online Digital Payment include:

  • Prepaid cards
  • Debit card/Ru Pay
  • Unstructured Supplementary Service Data/USSD
  • Mobile Wallet
  • Adhaar enabled payment system/AEPS
  • Unified Payment Interface(UPI)
  • Point of Sale (Physical/Virtual)
These digital platforms are easy to use, convenient, secure and accessible anytime by anyone anywhere.

4)   Which former President of India was elected unopposed?

a. N. Sanjeeva Reddy
b. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
c. Dr. Abdul Kalam
d. K. R. Naryanan
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: N. Sanjeeva Reddy


    1. 1952 - Dr. Rajendra Prasad won against K.T. Shah.

    2. 1957 - Dr. Rajendra Prasad won against N.N. Das.

    3. 1962 - Dr. S. Radhakrishnan won against Ch.Hari Ram.

    4. 1967 - Dr. Zakir Hussain won against K. Subba Rao.

    5. 1969 - V.V. Giri won against N. Sanjeeva Reddy.

    6. 1974 - Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed won against Tridev Chaudhuri.

    7. 1977 - N. Sanjeeva Reddy won Unopposed.

    8. 1982 - Giani Zail Singh won against H.R. Khanna.

    9. 1987 - R. Venkataraman won against V.Krishna Ayyer.

    10. 1992 - Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma won against George Swell.

    11. 1997 - K.R. Narayanan won against T.N. Sheshan.

    12. 2002 - Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam won against Laxmi Sehgal.

    13. 2007 - Ms. Pratibha Patil won against B.S. Shekhawat.

    14. 2012 - Pranab Mukherjee won against P.A. Sangma.

5)   Which former Union Minister passed away in Hyderabad and was Governor of Sikkim and Kerala?

a. P Shiva Shankar
b. D Shiva Shankar
c. T Shiva Shankar
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: P Shiva Shankar

Former Union Minister P Shiva Shankar passed away in Hyderabad, Telangana after prolonged illness. He was 88.

He also served as Governor of Sikkim and Kerala.

He started his political career elected from Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency in 1979 on the Congress party ticket.

He had served Law Minister in the Indira Gandhi Cabinet in 1980. From 1985 to 1993, he represented the Congress as Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat.

He also had served as External Affairs and Human Resource Development Minister.

6)   The first RRB of India Prathama Bank was established in which year?

a. 1975
b. 1976
c. 1980
d. 1969
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 1975

The first RRB, the Prathama Bank was established in the year 1975, with authorized capital of Rs. 5 crore.

The development process of RRBs started on 2 October 1975.

Also on 2 October 1976, five regional rural banks were set up with a total authorized capital Rs. 100 crore ($10 Million) which later augmented to 500 crores ($50 Million).

7)   A and B enter into a partnership with respective capitals of Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 40,000. At the end of the year, the total profit is Rs. 33,000. If A receives Rs. 15,000 as both his salary and profit, then what is his salary?

a. Rs. 2000
b. Rs. 4000
c. Rs. 3500
d. Rs. 3000
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Rs. 4000

A's capital : B 's capital
20000 : 40000 = 1 : 2
Since, the time period is fixed, the profit is distributed in the ratio of capital 1 : 2
Profit of A = (1/3) * 33,000 = Rs. 11,000
Salary of A = Rs. (15000 – 11000) = Rs. 4000

8)   International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was held on which date?

a. 25th Nov
b. 26th Nov
c. 27th Nov
d. 28th Nov
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 25th Nov

The 2016 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was observed across the world on 25th Nov 2016.

The theme for the day was “Orange the World - Raise Funds to End Violence Against Women”.

Colour orange in the theme symbolises a better future without the pervasive human rights violation.

Violence affects 1 in 3 women and girls all over the globe.

International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women is observed to raise awareness about violence against women.

The aim is also to discuss solutions that work for women community.

United Nations designated the day as:

  • Violence against women is a human rights violation
  • Violence against women is a consequence of discrimination against women in law, in practice and of persisting inequalities between men and women
  • Violence against women impedes progress in many areas
  • Violence against girls and women can be prevented
  • Violence against women continue to be a global pandemic
  • Date came from a brutal assassination in 1960 of three Mirabai sisters who were political activists in the Dominican Republic
  • On 20th December 1993, UNGA by resolution 48/104 adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women

9)   Which of the following is the faster operation in AVL Trees?

a. Insertion
b. Deletion
c. Updation
d. Retrieval
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Retrieval

No explanation is available for this question!

10)   How many states in India have a bicameral legislature?

a. 7
b. 5
c. 6
d. 9
Answer  Explanation 



  • Seven Indian States, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Jammu-Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, have bicameral Legislatures.
  • The newly formed Telangana has 40 members.

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