General Awareness Test (April - 15) - Set 6

1)   Which state government told the High Court that ‘Eating Beef is not a fundamental right’ of a citizen?

a. Gujarat
b. Maharashtra
c. Uttar Pradesh
d. Kerala
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Maharashtra

Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court that it is not a fundamental right of a citizen to eat beef and the state legislation can regulate consumption of flesh of animals.

2)   Name the city which Telangana Government is keen to develop as Health Hub?

a. Hyderabad
b. Vishakhapatnam
c. Vizag
d. Tirupati
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Hyderabad

The Chief Minister, who held a meeting in Hyderabad with reputed doctors and officials, favoured manufacturing medical devices like stents in the state and the production of the medical devices would reduce the medical expenses.

3)   Name the organisation that has developed a technology to differentiate between beef and buffalo meat?

a. National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resource
b. Indian Council of Agricultural Research
c. International Council of Agricultural Research
d. None of these
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resource

In Haryana, National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resource (NBAGR), Karnal has developed a technology to differentiate between beef and buffalo meat. The technology is based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and it can easily differentiate accurately between the beef and buffalo meat. The international patent registration of the technology is underway. The technologies already available for it were expensive, while it would be economical.

4)   Which cricket team will be the first Test team to tour Pakistan since 2009?

a. Bangladesh
b. Kenya
c. South Africa
d. Zimbabwe
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Zimbabwe

No Test team has toured Pakistan since March, 2009 when militants attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore.

5)   The government will soon launch an online facility under which a PAN card will be issued within ____ hours of applying.

a. 24
b. 12
c. 48
d. 72
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques


Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a 10-digit alpha numeric number, issued in the form of a laminated card by the Income Tax Department. Besides, special camps will be organised throughout the country, including rural areas, to help people get PAN cards.

6)   Which state will host the Federation Cup Football Match in Aug’15?

a. Jammu & Kashmir
b. Maharashtra
c. West Bengal
d. Assam
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir will host this year's Federation Cup football championship in Srinagar.

7)   Name the city that holds the world record for largest number of dinosaur eggs and has added to its collection after dozens more were unearthed at a construction site?

a. Pondicherry
b. Heyuan
c. Berlin
d. Sao Paolo
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Heyuan

A nest containing 43 dinosaur egg fossils was found in the city in southern China's Guangdong province. These eggs are large in size and one even has a diameter of 13 cm. All the eggs, which were found on April 2015 have been sent to the museum for further preservation and further research. Nearly 17,000 dinosaur eggs have been found in Heyuan since 1996, when a group of children playing at a building site first came across some fossils. The museum has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records for its collection of 10,008 dinosaur egg fossils, the largest in the world.

8)   Name the Indian-American who was sworn-in as the US Surgeon General by Vice President Joe Biden at a ceremony held at Fort Myer in Virginia on 23rd Apr’15?

a. Vivek Murthy
b. K Srikanth
c. Arun Sharma
d. Robin Sharma
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Vivek Murthy

Murthy has become the youngest-ever in-charge of the country's public health. He is now the highest ranking Indian-American in the Obama Administration.

9)   Which state’s chief minister laid the foundation stone for the International Centre for performing Arts and Culture in the capital city of the state on 23rd Apr’15?

a. Assam
b. Sikkim
c. Meghalaya
d. Mizoram
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Meghalaya

Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma asserted that the project will make differences in the lives of the people in the State and will give an opportunity to the youth to unleash their talent.

10)   Name the two former prime ministers whose name have been dropped from two awards conferred to people based on outstanding work for promoting the progressive use of Hindi Language?

a. Rajeev Gandhi & Indira Gandhi
b. Indira Gandhi & Deve Gowda
c. V K Singh & Rajeev Gandhi
d. Deve Gowda & V K Singh
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Rajeev Gandhi & Indira Gandhi

According to a Home Ministry order, the 'Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar' and 'Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Gyan-Vigyan Maulik Pustak Lekhan Puraskar', launched more than two decades ago, have given away for 'Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar' and 'Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar'.

11)   Name the national park recognized as the India’s 48th Tiger Reserve by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)?

a. Rajaji National Park
b. Nagarjunsagar Srisailam National Park
c. Sathyamanglam National Park
d. Kaziranga National Park
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Rajaji National Park

The NTCA has accorded final approval to Kudermukh National Park in Karnataka and Rajaji National Park in Uttarkhand for being declared as tiger reserves by respective states.

12)   Name the 14th Edition of Indo-French naval exercise that started with the arrival of four French naval ships at Goa on 23rd Apr’15?

Answer  Explanation  Related Ques


The scope of Exercise VARUNA includes the entire gamut of maritime operations from Aircraft Carrier Operations, Anti Submarines Warfare Exercises, Maritime Interdiction Operations to multi-ship replenishment exercise.

13)   National Panchayati Raj Day is being observed in India on ______.

a. 24th April
b. 1st May
c. 20th April
d. 1st October
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 24th April

The Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24th April, 1993 has vested constitutional status on Panchayati Raj institutions. This date thus marks a defining moment in the history of decentralization of political power to the grassroots level.

14)   Name the Bollywood actress who was conferred with Kalashree Award by the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Foundation for her contribution to the field of arts and entertainment in Apr’15?

a. Hema Malini
b. Jaya Bachchan
c. Jaya Prada
d. Aruna Irani
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Jaya Prada

She has acted in over 200 films and also ventured into regional film industry like Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada.

15)   World Earth Day was observed on ____.

a. 22nd April
b. 23rd April
c. 24th April
d. 25th April
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 22nd April

No explanation is available for this question!

16)   World Book Day was observed on _____.

a. 22nd April
b. 26th April
c. 28th April
d. 23rd April
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 23rd April

This day is celebrated because it marks the death anniversary of Miguel De Cervantes and William Shakespeare.

17)   Name the person who will be awarded with the 50th Jnanpith Award on 25th Apr’15 by the Prime Minister in Parliament House Complex?

a. Kedarnath Singh
b. Dudhnath Singh
c. Mamta Kalia
d. Bhalchandra Nemade
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Bhalchandra Nemade

Mr Nemade will receive the country's highest literary award for his outstanding contribution towards Indian literature. His novel, Kosala, written in 1963 was considered as a path breaking in Marathi literature. The award includes 11 lakh rupees and a citation.

18)   As per the statement made by the Health Minister in the Lok Sabha on 24th Apr’15, the number of HIV positive cases reported in the country in 2011 declined by ________ as compared in 2000.

a. 10%
b. 57%
c. 34%
d. 23%
Answer  Explanation 


The number the cases reported in 2011 are around 1.16 lakh as compared to 2.74 lakh in 2000.

19)   Name the volcano in the Chile that erupted for the first time after more than 42 years on 22nd Apr’15?

a. Calbuco Volcano
b. Krakatoa Volcano
c. Mount Fuji Volcano
d. Galeras Volcano
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Calbuco Volcano

Calbuco has had at least 10 eruptions since 1837. One of the largest historical eruptions in southern Chile took place there in 1893–1894.

20)   World Malaria Day was observed on _____.

a. 23rd April
b. 25th April
c. 26th April
d. 28th April
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 25th April

As per the UNICEF Report, Worldwide more than 1200 children die every day from Malaria. According to the recent report by the World Health Organization, since 2000, Malaria deaths worldwide declined by 47 percent. In Africa alone, Malaria deaths during the period declined by 54 percent.

21)   The Centenary of Ottoman Massacre was observed by Armenians on ____.

a. 24th April 2015
b. 25th April 2016
c. 23rd April 2014
d. 1st May 2015
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 24th April 2015

Armenians worldwide are marking the centenary of the massacre of up to 1.5 million of their people by Ottoman forces. On 24th Apr’15, in the capital Yerevan, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and first lady Rita Sarkisian laid a wreath at a hilltop memorial at the start of a solemn ceremony marking the mass killings that began in 1915.

22)   As per the approval made by the Government, retirement fund body EPFO is to invest what percent of its corpus in exchange traded funds?

a. 1%
b. 2%
c. 5%
d. 10%
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques


It will result into an inflow of around five thousand crore rupees into the stock markets during this fiscal. As per estimates, the EPFO's incremental deposits for 2014-15 would be around 80 thousand crore rupees.

23)   Where was the epicenter of Earthquake of 7.9 magnitude that struck Nepal and India on 25th Apr’15?

a. Gorakhpur
b. Lamjung
c. Kathmandu
d. Kirtipur
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Lamjung

The earthquake occurred around 11.41 hours on 25th Apr’15 with epicenter at Lamjung at distance of 77 km from Nepal capital Kathmandu.

24)   Name the Operation launched by India to provide assistance to victims of a devastating earthquake in Nepal?

a. Raahat
b. Maitri
c. Mitra
d. Raksha
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Maitri

The operation was launched shortly after the 7.9-magnitude quake hit Nepal at 11.56 am on 25th Apr’15, and the first military plane carrying relief materials and Indian experts landed in Kathmandu before 6pm. The Indian Air Force has mobilised its Il-76, C-130J Hercules and C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft and Mi-17 helicopters for Operation Maitri, the name for the relief efforts in Nepal.

25)   Name the person who has put together the “Nayi Shiksha Neeti Kare Saakaar, Gyaan, Yogyata aur Rojgaar” Slogan of the New Education Policy that was unveiled by HRD Minister on 24th Apr’15?

a. Udaya Kumar
b. Nawaj Shaikh
c. Ramesh Suri
d. Vinod Kumar Maheshwari
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Vinod Kumar Maheshwari

This slogan was prepared by Vinod Kumar Maheshwari of Rewari (Haryana).

26)   Name the person who designed the logo of the New Education Policy and became the winner of the logo competition for the New Education Policy on 24th Apr’15?

a. Nawaj Shaikh
b. Vinod Kumar Maheshwari
c. Ms. Vipitha Devi
d. None of these
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Nawaj Shaikh

Nawaj Shaikh of Pune, Maharashtra based on whose entry, the Logo was finalised would be awarded Rs. 10,000.

27)   Name the English Version of the tagline of the New Education Policy made by Ms. Vipitha Devi of Kerala?

a. Educate Encourage Enlighten
b. Encourage Educate Enlighten
c. Enlighten Educate Encourage
d. Educate Entitled Enlighten
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Educate Encourage Enlighten

Ms. Vipitha Devi, Paravur based in Kerala would be awarded Rs. 10,000. The entry of Ms. Vipitha Devi is for Slogan but the Committee & the Hon’ble HRM felt it was more appropriate for the Tagline.

28)   Freedom Day of South Africa is being celebrated on _____.

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

ANSWER: 27th April

No explanation is available for this question!

29)   King’s Day of Netherland was celebrated on _____________.

a. 27th April
b. 28th April
c. 29th April
d. 30th April
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 27th April

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the King Willem-Alexander on the eve of King’s Day of Netherland.

30)   On 24th Apr’15, the Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari inaugurated the ‘Swarn Jayanti Sadan Deluxe Flats’ for Members of Parliament of _______.

a. Lok Sabha
b. Rajya Sabha
c. Vidhan Sabha
d. Vidhan Parishad
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Rajya Sabha

Located on Talkatora Road in Zone-D of the Master Plan 2021, these 14 flats are constructed by CPWD in a Ground + seven story ‘Y’ shaped block. The cost of the project was Rs. 28.42 crores.

31)   Name the Bollywood actor who has been felicitated with the prestigious Deenanath Mangeshkar Award 2015?

a. Rishi Kapoor
b. Anil Kapoor
c. Shradha Kapoor
d. Ranbir Kapoor
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Anil Kapoor

Every year on the occasion of her father's death anniversary, the Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar honours distinguished artistes from various walks of life. This year on the occasion of her father Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar's death anniversary on April 24, the Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar has decided to honour Anil Kapoor.

32)   Name the Indian-origin diplomat who was awarded with ‘Outstanding Service Award’ for his services by the National University of Singapore (NUS)?

a. Gopinath Pillai
b. Manas Shankar
c. Arvind Panagariya
d. J K Shankar
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Gopinath Pillai

At present he is serving as Ambassador-at-Large of Singapore and special envoy to Andhra Pradesh.

33)   Name the country that has proposed to assist in developing Delhi as the first global and smart city in India under the framework of the draft MoU presented on 27th Apr’15?

a. Spain
b. France
c. China
d. Sri Lanka
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques


Spain has proposed cooperation with India in developing smart and sustainable cities in the country and presented a draft of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard. The MoU relating to urban development was presented during the meeting of a Spanish delegation led by its Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Jose Garcia-Margallo Marfil with the Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu in Parliament House in New Delhi.

34)   Name the president of Sudan who has been re-elected on 27th Apr’15?

a. Ahmed Al-Mirghani
b. Omar-Al-Bashir
c. Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab
d. None of these
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Omar-Al-Bashir

With this win, Omar al-Bashir extends his 25-year rule. Omar faces war crimes charges and is wanted by the International Criminal Court.

35)   Name the country that has been crowned for the first time as the champions in the 22nd President's Cup Boxing Tournament being held at Palembang, Indonesia?

a. Indonesia
b. China
c. Mongolia
d. India
Answer  Explanation 


Rakesh Kumar in 69 kg weight class and Harpal Singh in 75kg category struck gold on the final day of the competition as Indian team logged 33 points to finish ahead of second-placed Mongolia.

36)   Which country’s radio quoted that leader of the ISIS terrorist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has died?

a. Radio Iraq
b. Radio Pakistan
c. Radio United States
d. Radio Iran
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Radio Iran

Radio Iran says Baghdadi died in an Israeli hospital in the occupied Golan Heights where he had been hospitalized for treatment after sustaining severe injuries during a joint attack of the Iraqi army and US-coalition airstrike. The sources added that al-Baghdadi has been declared by his Israeli physicians and surgeons as to be now clinically dead. The terrorist leader was targeted in an airstrike in Western Iraq on 18th March.

37)   Name the Indian who acquired a stake in Xiaomi Chinese Phone Company?

a. Manu Jain
b. Ratan Tata
c. Anil Ambani
d. Mukesh Ambani
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata becomes the first Indian to pick up a stake in China's largest smartphone maker Xiaomi. He has already made personal investments in homegrown e-commerce players like Snapdeal, Urban Ladder, Bluestone and In March this year, he also invested in mobile commerce firm Paytm.

38)   Name the country's biggest refinery that on 26th Apr’15 began crude processing at its 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) Paradip refinery and aims to fully commission the plant in six months?

a. Reliance Oil Corporation
b. ESSAR Oil Refinery
c. Bharat Oil Refinery
d. Indian Oil Corporation
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Indian Oil Corporation

The Paradip refinery is the most sophisticated of Indian Oil's 11 plants. With the commissioning of the Paradip refinery, IOC's overall refining capacity has been increased to 1.61 million bpd, about 35 percent of the country's 4.6 million bpd capacity.

39)   Approximately how many NGOs licenses have been cancelled by the Centre Government for failing to file annual returns for the years 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12?

a. 1000
b. 3000
c. 9000
d. 11000
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: 9000

In an order, the Ministry of Home Affairs said, the registration of the NGOs that had neither filed their annual returns for three years nor given any explanation for the delay, stood cancelled with immediate effect. The Ministry has also directed the district magistrate concerned to manage the assets of these NGOs in any manner considered necessary and in public interest. The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act requires every registered NGO to submit its returns annually, irrespective of whether it received foreign funding in that year.

40)   Name the President of Afghanistan who arrived on 27th Apr’15 for a 3-day visit to India?

a. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
b. Abdullah Abdullah
c. Hamid Karzai
d. Mohammad Aamir
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

No explanation is available for this question!