General Awareness Test (April - 15) - Set 7

1)   Name the Sail Training Ship of Indian Navy that left Kochi on an eight month voyage through Europe to participate in the annual Tall Ship Races and other events organised under the aegis of Sail Training International?

a. INS Sudarshini
b. INS Mhadei
c. INS Tarangini
d. INS Anand
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ANSWER: INS Tarangini

The Ship was flagged off by Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, the flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern naval Command in a departure ceremony conducted at the Naval base, Kochi on 27 Apr 15.

2)   Name the state that has proposed to have special police stations for tourists besides a 24-hour call centre and a guidance centre for tourists?

a. Andhra Pradesh
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Telangana
d. Gujarat
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ANSWER: Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh state Government is contemplating to form a Special Police Force for safety and security of tourists in the state. The proposal is in active consideration as part of the state New Tourism Policy.

3)   In which region the National Green Tribunal on 28th Apr’15 imposed a complete ban on burning of waste in open including garbage, leaves, plastic and crop residues?

a. Delhi-NCR
b. Andaman & Nicobar Islands
c. Lakshadweep
d. North-East Region
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The order comes three weeks after the Tribunal banned plying of diesel vehicles which are more than 10 years old in the region. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar passed a number of directions, including asking civic authorities and governments of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh to immediately spread mass awareness regarding ill-effects of burning waste materials in open areas.

4)   As per the Regional Rural Banks ( Amendment) Bill, 2014 passed in Rajya Sabha on 28th Apr’15, the bill seeks to raise the authorised capital of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) from five crore to _______ Rupees.

a. 100 Crore
b. 50 Crore
c. 500 Crore
d. 2000 Crore
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ANSWER: 2000 Crore

This Amendment also enables them to mop up funds from the capital market. Dismissing apprehensions that the amendments are a way to privatise these banks, the Minister of State for Finance said that there are enough safeguards in the bill. He said under the present system, the Centre has a 50 percent share, the sponsor Bank 35 per cent and state government 15 per cent shareholding in the RRBs. He said, in no case, the share holdings of the Centre and Sponsor Bank will be allowed to go less than 51 percent.

5)   Name the country that unveiled a new-generation battle tank called Armata T-14 ahead of World War Two Victory Day celebrations on 9 May’15?

a. Germany
b. France
c. Russia
d. Britain
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ANSWER: Russia

The Armata tank has an unmanned turret and a 125mm smooth-bore cannon that can fire guided missiles as well as shells. Its computer technology, speed and maneuverability are said to be far superior to those of the T-90, the current mainstay of the Russian army. Russia plans to bring in about 2,300 Armatas, starting in 2020, to replace Soviet-era tanks.

6)   Who has signed a ceasefire agreement with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Reformation)?

a. China
b. Indian Government
c. Myanmar
d. Thailand
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Indian Government

The agreement was signed by Joint Secretary, Home Shambhu Singh and Wangtin Konyak and P.Tikhak co-convenors of NSCN/R. The Ceasefire will remain in force for one year from 28th Apr’15. Government has also extended the ceasefire with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khole-Kitovi) for a further period of one year.

7)   In which districts, four new tehsils have been created in Uttar Pradesh on 28th Apr’15?

a. Azamgarh, Mathura, Lalitpur
b. Azamgarh, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi
c. Lucknow, Mathura, Lalitpur
d. Mathura, Lalitpur, Kanpur
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ANSWER: Azamgarh, Mathura, Lalitpur

In a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on 28th Apr’15 Martinganj in Azamgarh, Goverdhan in Mathura district, Pali and Madwara in Lalitpur district have been made new Tehsils.

8)   As per the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet decision on 28th Apr’15, under which act the cabinet allowed the Unani and Ayurvedic medical practitioners to prescribe modern medicine in public interest with some restrictions?

a. UP Indian System Medicines Act 1945
b. UP Indian System Medicines Act 1939
c. UP Indian System Medicines Act 1955
d. UP Indian System Medicines Act 1996
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ANSWER: UP Indian System Medicines Act 1939

To incorporate the decision, certain amendments will be made in 'UP Indian System Medicines Act 1939'. Till now the BAMS and BUMS degree holders were not allowed to prescribe the allopathic medicines.

9)   On 28th Apr’15 what type of engine was tested successfully at ISRO's propulsion complex at Mahendragiri in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu that will help India put satellites of upto four tonnes in geostationary orbit?

a. Cryogenic engine
b. Jet Engine
c. F-1 Engine
d. Merlin 1 D Engine
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ANSWER: Cryogenic engine

An indigenous cryogenic engine that will help India put satellites of upto four tonnes in geostationary orbit. The powerful version of the cryogenic engine was ground tested at the Liquid Propulsion systems centre (LPSC). The test was conducted for 635 seconds and it was successful, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.

10)   Which state government approved the setting up of a farmer compensation scheme to be named after Gajender Singh, who allegedly committed suicide during an AAP rally on 22nd Apr’15?

a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Maharashtra
c. Delhi
d. Rajasthan
Answer  Explanation 


The government has also decided to give job to a member of Gajendra's family and martyr status for him, as demanded by the farmer's kin. According to officials, the government will distribute compensation to rain-hit farmers from next week.

11)   Name the South Asian Country whose parliament amended the constitution to reduce the power of Executive President and to put into place a Constitutional Council for making key government appoints?

a. Bangladesh
b. India
c. Pakistan
d. Sri Lanka
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ANSWER: Sri Lanka

The final vote on the 19th Amendment of the Constitution was taken after the Committee stage of the legislative process. Two hundred and twelve Members of Parliament voted in favour while only one parliamentarian opposed the reform bill.

12)   Name the lady who became the New York’s first Indian-American woman judge on 27th Apr’15?

a. Raja Rajeswari
b. Sarita Willians
c. Sunita Kumari
d. Rajeshwari Charles
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ANSWER: Raja Rajeswari

Chennai-born Raja Rajeswari has been sworn-in as a criminal court judge in New York by Mayor Bill de Blasio, becoming the first India-born woman to be appointed a judge in New York City.

13)   Name the woman sworn in as the first African-American woman Attorney General of the United States on 27th Apr’15?

a. Janet Reno
b. Loretta Lynch
c. Eric Holder
d. None of these
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ANSWER: Loretta Lynch

She was sworn in as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States by Vice-President Joe Biden on 27 April.

14)   Name the Indian 155 millimetre, 45-calibre artillery gun that has cleared its field trials and is ready for manufacture in numbers on 27th Apr’15?

a. Pinaka
b. Dhruv
c. Shastra
d. Dhanush
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Dhanush

The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has built the Dhanush from manufacturing blueprints that Swedish company Bofors supplied India as part of the controversial 1986 purchase of 410 FH-77 howitzers.

15)   As announced by the Central Government, for which crop farmers will get full Minimum support prices of Rs. 1,450 per quintal?

a. Wheat
b. Pulses
c. Rice
d. All of these
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An official release issued in New Delhi said the central government will reimburse the amount of value cut imposed on the wheat being procured by the FCI and State Government Agencies in Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh under relaxed quality. The government said that the quality of wheat has been badly affected due to untimely rains and hailstorms in March-April this year.

16)   On 29th Apr’15, the government decided to raise import duty on sugar from 25 percent to ____ percent.

a. 30%
b. 35%
c. 40%
d. 50%
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This would prevent any imports in case international prices of sugar are to depress further.

17)   With which country, America is pledged to complete a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement even thoguh the American leader acknowledged that there is opposition in both countries?

a. Australia
b. Israel
c. China
d. Japan
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US President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to complete a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement even as the American leader acknowledged there is opposition in both countries. The two leaders did not announce any details about the remaining barriers to completing an agreement that would open up exports for both Japanese and American manufacturers, along with those in 10 other nations.

18)   Students of which Indian college have created a mobile application to raise fund in support of Nepal relief so that ordinary citizens can also contribute through Prime Minister Relief fund?

a. IIT Guwahati
b. IIT Delhi
c. ISM Dhanbad
d. IISC Bangalore
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By giving a missed call on mobile number (9590666222), Rs 20 would be deducted for the PM relief fund. Only one missed call can be made from one mobile phone.

19)   Which company has announced to acquire the iGATE company for nearly USD 4 billion?

a. Infosys
b. TCS
c. Reliance
d. Capgemini
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ANSWER: Capgemini

The iGate acquisition will help the combined entity to compete on par with the other US-based and Indian-based companies, which have a large of number of their employees based in India.

20)   What is the name given to an ambitious programme in which a road will be built along India's vast west-to east land border from Gujarat to Mizoram, at a cost of around Rs 14,000 crore?

a. Golden Quadrilateral
b. Great India Highway
c. Bharat Mala
d. Vikas Path
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ANSWER: Bharat Mala

The project will start from Gujarat and Rajasthan, move to Punjab and then cover the entire string of Himalayan states – Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand – and then portions of borders of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar alongside Terai, and move to Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and right up to the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur and Mizoram.

21)   Who has been appointed as his heir by the Saudi Arabia King Salman on 29th Apr’15?

a. Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz
b. Prince Mohammed bin Nayef
c. Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz
d. None of these
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ANSWER: Prince Mohammed bin Nayef

A royal decree removed Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz bin Saud as next in line to the throne and replaced him with Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 55, who headed a crackdown on al-Qaeda in the country a decade ago.

22)   Name the cargo spacecraft of Russian Space Agency loaded with cargo for the International Space Station (ISS) that went out of control and crashed into the earth’s atmosphere?

a. Cargo 53
b. Progress 59
c. Mission 99
d. None of these
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ANSWER: Progress 59

Russia's unmanned Progress 59 spacecraft blasted off atop a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan.

23)   Name the executive co-chairman of NDTV who was conferred the RedInk Award for lifetime achievement at a function in Mumbai on 30th Apr’15?

a. Prannoy Roy
b. Arnab Goswami
c. Sreenivasan Jain
d. Rajat Sharma
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ANSWER: Prannoy Roy

The award, comprising a trophy and a citation, was instituted by the Mumbai Press Club. Sreenivasan Jain of NDTV was presented 'Journalist of the Year' award. Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Times Now, was honoured with 'Impact Editor of the Year' award.