General Awareness Test (April - 15) - Set 4

1)   In which city World’s first Selfie museum opened on 13th Apr’15?

a. Mumbai
b. Manilla
c. London
d. New York
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ANSWER: Manilla

No explanation is available for this question!

2)   Which country celebrated the ‘Pohela Boisakh’ the first day of the Bengali new year with traditional festivity and gaiety on 14th Apr’15?

a. India
b. Pakistan
c. Bangladesh
d. Nepal
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ANSWER: Bangladesh

True to centuries-old tradition people from all walks of life in colourful costumes thronged the historic Ramna park at dawn in the capital and other historic spots elsewhere in the country to hail the new year with hopes and aspirations.

3)   Who is the author of the book titled 'My little Epiphanies’?

a. Late Ms. Aisha Chaudhary
b. Chetan Bhagat
c. Salman Roushdie
d. Arundhati Roy
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ANSWER: Late Ms. Aisha Chaudhary

Late Ms. Aisha Chaudhary (1996-2015) was born with SCID (Severe Combined Immune Deficiency) and underwent a Bone Marrow Transplant when she was 6 months old. Since 2014, spending almost all her time living on bed, Aisha wrote down her thoughts to get some relief, to get them out of her head. In this book, she takes a hard look at her own feelings and what it was that gave her a sense of hope and control. This book gave her life purpose and meaning, something to hold on to. Through the book she wanted the world to understand her unusual life and hoped that it would inspire others going through similar hardships to find peace.

4)   Which Mobile commerce platform company on 13th Mar’15 inked memorandum of understanding (MoU) with National Centre for Trade Information (NCTI) to promote Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)?

a. Paytm
b. Freecharge
c. Snapdeal
d. Amazon
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As per MoU, Paytm will offer a virtual marketplace platform for NCTI members and will extend its services and enable them to sell online. In this regard, Paytm will set up payment gateways platform for online ticketing and membership fees for NCTI.

5)   Which state government decided to give status of State Cabinet Minister to Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev?

a. Rajasthan
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Gujarat
d. Haryana
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ANSWER: Haryana

He is also a brand ambassador to promote yoga and ayurveda.

6)   In a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Berlin on 14th Apr’15, PM Narendra Modi urged the international community to treat _______ as "sensitively"as nuclear proliferation.

a. Terrorism
b. Global Warming
c. Make In India
d. River Cleaning
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ANSWER: Terrorism

He also said the world should collectively put pressure on countries which provide shelter to terrorists, in an apparent reference to Pakistan.

7)   The Government constituted a task force comprising experts and senior officials to be chaired by B N Navalawala, Ex-Secretary of Ministry of Water Resources. What is the major responsibility of the task force?

a. Combat Terrorism
b. Interlinking of Rivers
c. Green Energy
d. Skill Development
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ANSWER: Interlinking of Rivers

The Task Force will take up all issues for expediting the work on interlinking of rivers in the Country. The task force will facilitate interlinking of intra-state and intra-basin Rivers also along with that of inter-state and inter-basin links. The Task Force will also provide guidance on norms of appraisal of individual projects in respect of economic viability, socio-economic, environmental impacts and preparation of resettlement plans.

8)   After how many years did an Indian Prime Minister visit Canada in Apr-15?

a. 20
b. 15
c. 42
d. 50
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PM Narendra Modi’s trip to Canada will be the first bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister in 42 years. The Prime Minister will meet his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper in Ottawa to advance prospects of a free trade deal.

9)   What is the new name given to ‘Visa on Arrival Scheme’ by the Home Ministry of India?

a. e-Tourist Visa
b. Arrival Scheme
c. Tourism Package
d. Smart Visa
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ANSWER: e-Tourist Visa

It has been observed that the old name of the scheme was creating confusion among tourists and they presumed as if the Visa is being granted on arrival. However, at present the system of pre-authorization of Visa to foreigners is being given prior to travel. According to Home Ministry, they had also received the requests of name change from some Indian embassies.

10)   On which Mode, did the Vividh Bharti Service of Delhi inaugurate on 14th Apr’15?

a. FM Mode
b. AM Mode
c. MW Mode
d. All of these
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The service will be available on 100.1 Megahertz frequency. In recent times, there has been a demand for Vividh Bharti to be available on FM mode so that listeners can enjoy the programmes without any hitch. In fact, Medium Wave has its own shortcomings, whereas FM has clearer quality and is available on mobiles as well.

11)   With which country has Russia areed on withdrawal of smaller caliber arms as part of a fresh push to end the region's yearlong conflict?

a. USA
b. China
c. Ukraine
d. UK
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ANSWER: Ukraine

The two countries met their French and German counterparts in Berlin and agreed to support international monitors and establish four working groups to address the most pressing issues faced by people in the embattled region, where Russian-backed separatists are fighting Ukrainian government forces.The meeting took place on 13th Apr’15 amid fresh clashes in the Donetsk area.

12)   Name the separate non-political group announced by the Aam Aadmi Party rebels Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan on 14th Apr’15?

a. Aam Samaj Party
b. Swaraj Party
c. Swaraj Samaj Party
d. Swaraj Abhiyan Party
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ANSWER: Swaraj Abhiyan Party

The two leaders announced that the Swaraj Abhiyan will be a fight for the rights of farmers, women and common man across the country through protests and rallies.

13)   What growth rate for India has been predicted by the World Bank for the year 2017?

a. 9%
b. 9.5%
c. 8%
d. 8.5%
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The World Bank has predicted 8 percent GDP growth rate of India by 2017 and said that a strong expansion in the country, coupled with favorable oil prices, would accelerate the economic growth in South Asia. The bank in its semi-annual report said, in India, GDP growth is expected to accelerate to 7.5 percent in fiscal year 2015 -16 and India's economic growth could reach 8 per cent in fiscal year 2017-18, on the back of significant acceleration of investment growth to 12 per cent during 2016 to 2018.

14)   Which e-commerce company decided to not be a part of the new Airtel Zero platform that was attacked for allowing users to access partner applications without any charges for data?

a. Amazon
b. Flipkart
c. Snapdeal
d. PayTm
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ANSWER: Flipkart

Flipkart took the decision following a massive public campaign to support net neutrality in India. CEO of Flipkart said that Airtel could have compromised net neutrality in the future and company will not take part in any deal that jeopardises internet freedom.

15)   Which country’s Ambassador was summoned by the Indonesia's government to protest against the execution of an Indonesian domestic worker?

a. India
b. Pakistan
c. USA
d. Saudi Arabia
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ANSWER: Saudi Arabia

Siti Zainab was beheaded on 14th Apr’15 in Medina after being convicted of stabbing and beating to death her employer, Noura al-Morobei, in 1999.

16)   Against which company the European Union has filed a complaint over its alleged anti-competitive behavior?

a. Google
b. Amazon
c. Microsoft
d. Facebook
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ANSWER: Google

The Competition Commissioner said she had issued a statement of objection, stating that the firm's promotion of its own shopping links amounted to an abuse of its dominance in search.

17)   Who has been sworn in as the first lady judge of the Sikkim High Court on 15th Apr’15?

a. K.K. Usha
b. Anna Chandy
c. Meenakshi Madan Rai
d. Leila Seth
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ANSWER: Meenakshi Madan Rai

Mrs. Rai is also the third High Court judge who hails from this small border state. With Mrs. Rai taking over as judge on15th Apr’15 the Sikkim High Court has once again got its full strength of three judges after a gap of about one year.

18)   Which state’s Chief Minister has opposed any move of divestment of public sector undertaking (PSU) National Aluminium Company (NALCO) by the Centre?

a. Odisha
b. Bihar
c. West Bengal
d. Uttar Pradesh
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ANSWER: Odisha

The Centre holds 87.15 per cent stake in NALCO, which has plants in Odisha’s Damanjodi and Angul. Chief Minister of Odisha and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president, Naveen Patnaik,on 15th Apr’15 opposed any move of divestment of public sector undertaking (PSU) National Aluminium Company (NALCO) by the Centre. He said that there is no need of any disinvestment from NALCO, as the company has been making profits for long.

19)   China's annual economic growth has recorded a ____ year low of 7.0 per cent in the first three months of 2015.

a. Ten
b. Six
c. Three
d. One
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The National Bureau of Statistics said in the last quarter of 2014, China's economy grew by 7.3 per cent on an annual basis. On a quarterly basis, economic growth slowed to 1.3 per cent between January and March after seasonal adjustments.

20)   Which country will supply Uranium to India for its civil nuclear plants for next 5 years?

a. USA
b. Germany
c. France
d. Canada
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ANSWER: Canada

The supply will start from 2015, highly placed sources said. Canada is the third country to supply uranium to India after Russia and Kazakhstan. The supplies will be under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards. Canada used to supply Uranium to India prior to 1970, but stopped it after Pokhran nuclear tests.

21)   As per the World bank Report 2015, which country has stood at the bottom of eight economies in South Asia?

a. Pakistan
b. Myanmar
c. Nepal
d. China
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ANSWER: Pakistan

Pakistan stands at the bottom of eight economies in South Asia. The Spring 2015 edition of the World Bank's South Asia Economic Focus states that the growth recovery is underway in Pakistan but this year it will only show moderate growth. According to the report Pakistan's economy is set to grow by 4.4 per cent in current fiscal year.

22)   In India the Wholesale price index based inflation fell to a record low of minus ____ percent in March’15 on account of cheaper food and fuel products as well as manufactured items.

a. 1.55
b. 2.33
c. 3.33
d. 0.99
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ANSWER: 2.33

Inflation measured on Wholesale Price Index, WPI, was at minus 2.06 percent in February and minus 0.39 percent in January. It was at 6 percent in March 2014. Deflation was also visible in the manufactured products category where the rate of price rise dropped to a record low of minus 0.19 percent.

23)   Which Indian cricket icon on 15th Apr’15 was inducted into the prestigious Laureus Sports Academy as one of the five new members in Shanghai?

a. Saurav Ganguly
b. Sunil Gavaskar
c. Yuvraj Singh
d. Sachin Tendulkar
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ANSWER: Sachin Tendulkar

Besides Tendulkar, retired Chinese professional basketball player Yao Ming, Kenyan long-distance runner Tegla Loroupe, Chinese gymnast Li Xiaopeng and former Chinese short track speed skater Yang Yang were the other athletes to be inducted into the Laureus academy.

24)   What is the present ranking of India as per the latest ICC ODI rankings released in the third week of April’15?

a. First
b. Second
c. Third
d. Fourth
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ANSWER: Second

The Indian team retained its second position in the ODIs after finishing as semifinalists in the recently-concluded ICC Cricket World Cup. With 116 points, India are placed just six points behind world champions Australia. India is followed by South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, England, Pakistan. Meanwhile, three Indian batsmen -- Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Mahendra Singh Dhoni figure in the top 10 for ODI batsmen.

25)   Which state government launched the third phase of Mass Deworming Programme for school and pre-school age children on Apr’15?

a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Maharashtra
c. Rajasthan
d. Delhi
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The programme is expected to cover 35 lakh children of government schools and Anganwadis. A chewable Albendazole talet will be administered to the students from Class 3rd to class 12th and suspension Albendazole for class Nursery students.

26)   Which country’s president wrote the article on PM Narendra Modi in Time Magazine and calls him ‘India’s Reformer-in-Chief’?

a. Germany
b. France
c. Canada
d. United States
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ANSWER: United States

In his article, US president said that Mr Modi, laid out an ambitious vision to reduce extreme poverty, improve education, empower women and girls and unleash India's true economic potential while confronting climate change. Mr Obama also describes, Mr Modi as the leader of the world's largest democracy, and writes that his life story from poverty to Prime Minister reflects the dynamism and potential of India's rise.

27)   Agni-III Missile was successfully test-fired from Odisha Coast on 16th Apr’15. It is a ______.

a. Nuclear Missile & Surface to Surface Missile
b. Air to Air Missile & Non-Nuclear Missile
c. Non-Nuclear Missile & Nuclear Missile
d. Surface to Surface Missile & Air to Air Missile
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ANSWER: Nuclear Missile & Surface to Surface Missile

Agni-III has a length of 17 metres and launch weight of around 48 tonnes. Agni-II has already been inducted in the armed forces since June 2011. The 3,000 km range indigenously developed surface-to-Surface missile, protected by a carbon all-composite heat shield, blasted off at 9.55 in morning from a mobile launcher at Integrated Test Range in Wheeler Island of Dhamra.

28)   World Hemophilia Day is observed on ___.

a. 15th April
b. 16th April
c. 17th April
d. 18th April
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ANSWER: 17th April

No explanation is available for this question!

29)   In the United States, the New York City Council has approved a monument recognising the contributions of _______ to the city's founding and economy.

a. Slaves
b. Economists
c. Political Leaders
d. Entrepreneurs
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ANSWER: Slaves

According to Columbia University, when the council approved the market in 1711, almost 1,000 of the city's 6,400 people were black. The monument is expected to be unveiled this summer. The new marker will join 38 other markers, mostly commemorating success in the financial and construction industries in lower Manhattan.

30)   Name the private bank that will become the first from India to have its mobile banking application available on the Apple Watch?

a. Yes bank
b. HDFC Bank
c. ICICI Bank
d. Federal Bank
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Mobile Application titled WatchBanking, the move makes HDFC the first bank, and also the first Indian company to launch an app for the Apple Watch, due to launch in India later this month.

31)   Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Task-Force on Interlinking of Rivers constituted on 14th Apr’15?

a. Arvind Panagariya
b. Syed Mansoor
c. B.N. Navalawala
d. A K Goel
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ANSWER: B.N. Navalawala

He is an internationally renowned water-resources expert with specialization in planning, design and execution of multipurpose water resources projects, flood management and economic planning & financial management of water resources.

32)   Name the player named as the Laureus Sportsman of the Year at the Laureaus Sports Award on 15th Apr’15?

a. Christiano Ronaldo
b. Novak Djokovic
c. Rory Mcllroy
d. Rafael Nadal
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ANSWER: Novak Djokovic

Djokovic came out among the fellow nominees- Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese and Real Madrid footballer, and Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy.

33)   Name the Bowling Coach of South Africa team who resigned during Apr’15?

a. Javagal Srinath
b. Ian Chappel
c. Allan Donald
d. Henry Olonga
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ANSWER: Allan Donald

His four year tenure has ended as the coach of the team. Allan Donald retired from cricket in 2004.

34)   On 16th Apr’15 Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper presented ancient Indian sculpture to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Sculpture is known as _____.

a. Mother India
b. Indian Lady
c. Naayika
d. Parrot Lady
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ANSWER: Parrot Lady

The sculpture of Parrot Lady was found in Canada in 2011 when it was seized under the Cultural Property Export and Import law from a person who did not have proper documentation. Parrot Lady is a life-sized, sandstone sculpture and is said to be around 900 year old. The sculpture of a Naayika or Heroine has a parrot on her back. It was carved for placement in one of the Khajuraho temples that form a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Madhya Pradesh.

35)   To probe which version of IPL spot fixing, Supreme Court appointed the CBI SP Vivek Priyadarshi to head a new investigating team?

a. IPL-1
b. IPL-4
c. IPL-8
d. IPL-6
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Vviek Priyadarshi will replace B B Mishra as the head of the probe team following his retirement. Earlier, he was recommended by the apex court appointed three-member committee of retired judges headed by former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha. The committee has been entrusted the job of further investigating the IPL-6 scandal.

36)   Name the separatist leader arrested in connection with the raising of Pakistani flags during a rally at Srinagar on 15th Apr’15?

a. Mohd. Sarfaraz
b. Mehrisul Hasan
c. Masarat Alam
d. Syed Ali Shah Geelani
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ANSWER: Masarat Alam

He has been arrested in the case registered in police station Budgam in connection with the provocative actions during the said rally. The arrest comes hours ahead of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani's call for a march to Tral area of Pulwama district where a youth was allegedly killed in a cross firing incident between the army and militants. Almost all separatist leaders including Syed Ali Shah Geelani, have been put under house arrest, in view of the Tral March Call.

37)   When would the President, Pranab Mukherjee, inaugurate centenary celebrations of Patna High Court?

a. 17th Apr 2014
b. 17th Apr 2016
c. 18th Apr 2015
d. 18th Apr 2016
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ANSWER: 18th Apr 2015

The foundation stone of the High Court was laid by then Viceroy of India Sir Charles Harding in 1912 and completed in 1916.

38)   Name the women inducted as the first women driver of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) by the Delhi transport Minister Gopal Rai?

a. Sunita Sharma
b. Kiran Singh
c. Seema Rai
d. V Saritha
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ANSWER: V Saritha

V Saritha belongs to Telangana State.

39)   As announced by the Air Canada, after how many years Air Canada will resume direct flights between Toronto and Delhi from coming winter season in 2015?

a. Five Years
b. Seven years
c. Ten years
d. Fifteen years
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ANSWER: Ten years

Air Canada had announced that it will begin non-stop service from Toronto to Delhi from November 1, with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Air Canada had halted flights on the Toronto-Delhi route in 2005 as the service had become a poor financial performer in the airline's global network.

40)   Name the cricket stadium in India that has become the first cricket venue in the country to have a roof top solar power plant?

a. Chinnaswamy Stadium
b. FirozShah Kotla Stadium
c. Eden Garden Stadium
d. Wankhede Stadium
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ANSWER: Chinnaswamy Stadium

The roof top installation by Karnataka State Cricket Association is a novel initiative executed for the first time at any stadium in the country and probably also the first cricket stadium in the world to have such facility.