General Awareness Test (June - 15) - Set 2

1)   Which space organisation will test supersonic parachutes in flying saucer launch on 3rd June’15?

b. ESA
d. All of these
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US space agency NASA will the largest parachute ever deployed during a flying saucer launch that will test new technologies for landing on Mars. The test flight of the flying saucer, known as the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, was broadcasted live on NASA's website from 11 PM Indian time.

2)   Which country has set a new world record by planting 49,672 trees in one hour?

a. India
b. China
c. Singapore
d. Bhutan
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Bhutan

They smashed the previous record by almost 10,000 trees. It had been set by the Indian team three years ago. Bhutan's planters gathered in the capital, Thimphu, for their feat, which Guinness World Records confirmed. The government of the mountainous Himalayan kingdom lays great emphasis on protecting the environment. Bhutan has more than 75 per cent forest cover.

3)   In which city, Metro Rail started its operation on 3rd June’15?

a. Jaipur
b. Bengaluru
c. Chennai
d. Hyderabad
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Jaipur

Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje inaugurated the Metro services. In the first phase, the metro will run on 9.6 kilometre stretch covering nine stations from Mansarovar to Chandpole.

4)   With which country, does India have a new strategically important 10-year defence framework agreement setting the stage for co-development and manufacture of defence equipment and technology?

a. Sweden
b. Lebanon
c. Belarus
d. United States
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ANSWER: United States

The agreement was signed between Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and visiting US Defence Secretary Dr. Ashton Carter in New Delhi. India and US also agreed to continue their efforts to enhance bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interest such as maritime security and knowledge partnership in the field of Defence.

5)   In how many districts of the country Mission Indradhanush has been decided to be launched?

a. 210
b. 190
c. 184
d. 324
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques


On 4th June’15 Health Minister launched a Mobile App for monitoring of “Mission Indradhanush” at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Health Minister also launched the website of Mission Indradhanush.

6)   As per the Power Minister, what is the percent of power deficit in the country?

a. 1%
b. 1.5%
c. 3.6%
d. 2.8%
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ANSWER: 3.6%

India achieved lowest ever power deficit of 3.6 per cent and highest ever increase in power capacity addition of 22,566 Mega Watts.

7)   For which state of India, World Bank has approved $250 Million loan for Flood Recovery Project & reconstruction of flood-affected public infrastructure?

a. Andhra Pradesh
b. Assam
c. Bihar
d. Jammu & Kashmir
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ANSWER: Jammu & Kashmir

World Bank has approved 250 million US dollars loan for Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project for reconstruction of flood-affected public infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir. The project will be funded by credit from World Bank's concessionary - International Development Association. A continuous spell of rains in September last year had caused Jhelum, Chenab and Tawi rivers, their tributaries and many other streams to flow above the danger mark which had severely affected livelihoods in the state.

8)   Who was conferred with the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) President’s award on 2nd June’15?

a. Suresh Kalmadi
b. Lalit Bhanot
c. Milkha Singh
d. Kapil Dev
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ANSWER: Suresh Kalmadi

He was awarded for his contribution towards the development of athletics in Asian continent.

9)   As per the Rule of Law Index 2015 by US-based World Justice Project (WJP) released on 2nd June’15, which country stands at the top?

a. Switzerland
b. Denmark
c. London
d. Norway
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Denmark

The index has been topped by Denmark followed by Norway, Sweden and Finland at second, third and fourth place respectively. All the four countries have score above 0.85. On the other hand, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Venezuela are placed at bottom of the index with 100, 101 and 102 rank respectively.

10)   As per the Rule of Law Index 2015 by US-based World Justice Project (WJP) released on 2nd June’15, what is the India’s position among BRICS countries?

a. First
b. Second
c. Third
d. Fourth
Answer  Explanation 


India is placed at third place among the BRICS countries, which has been topped by South Africa (36) followed by Brazil (46), China (71) and Russia (75). India with a score of 0.51 has been placed at 59th position among all countries.

11)   World Environment Day was observed on _____.

a. 2nd June
b. 5th June
c. 10th June
d. 8th June
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 5th June

The WED theme this year is "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care”.

12)   Name the agreement signed by India and five nations on 3rd June’15 to join 60 countries to exchange financial information automatically from 2017?

a. Major Competent Administrative Agreement
b. Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement
c. Money Competent Authority Agreement
d. None of these
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement

This agreement provides for establishment of an international platform that would allow exchange of information on an annual basis, including account balances.

13)   Name the Indian Umpire inducted in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Elite Panel of Umpires on 4th June’15?

a. S Venkatraghvan
b. Kumar Shankar
c. Sundaram Ravi
d. Narayan Krishna
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Sundaram Ravi

He became the first Indian umpire after S. Venkataraghavan to be inducted in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Elite Panel of Umpires.

14)   Name the prominent scientist sworn in as the President of Mauritius on 5th June’15?

a. Ammenah Gurib-Fakim
b. Queen Elizabeth II
c. Sir Anerood Jugnath
d. Kailash Purryag
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Ammenah Gurib-Fakim

She is the first woman to hold the ceremonial position in the Indian Ocean island nation. Gurib-Fakim, 56, is the first female president of Mauritius, which gained independence from Britain in 1968 and replaced Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state in 1992. She has also worked with the World Bank and other international institutions.

15)   Which state government has introduced mechanical road sweepers to effectively control air pollution and keep the city clean?

a. Rajasthan
b. Gujarat
c. Maharashtra
d. Delhi
Answer  Explanation 


The mechanical sweeping machines are the initiative of the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). These are aimed at effectively cleaning the roads of the city and reduce the exposure of dust and dirt particles to manual sweepers.

16)   Under which section of Consumer Protection Act, the union government has filed complaint against Maggi?

a. 12 (3) (A)
b. 12 (1) (D)
c. 94 (C)
d. 93 (D)
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 12 (1) (D)

Section 12(1)(d) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 enables the government to approach Consumer Forum to protect interests of consumers.

17)   Which city’s metro got India’s first driver less train?

a. Lucknow
b. Mumbai
c. Delhi
d. Jaipur
Answer  Explanation 


Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) manufacturing these trains in India. The new generation train, which is a part of a 20-set consignment, will be suitable to eventually run on UTO (unattended train operation) mode. These trains are being procured through Hyundai Rotem, which manufactures them at its facility in Korea.

18)   Who has been conferred with the South Africa (SA) Cricketer of the Year Award for 2015?

a. J P Duminy
b. Hashim Amla
c. Jacques Kallis
d. A B DeVillers
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: A B DeVillers

The award was presented to him at the 2015 Cricket South Africa Awards presentation ceremony held at Midrand in South Africa.

19)   What status has been awarded by the Department of Public Enterprises under the Union Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises to the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) on 2nd June’15?

a. Miniratna
b. Maharatna
c. Navratna
d. Ratna
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Miniratna

The scheme of awarding Navratna, Miniratna (Category-1 and 2) status to public sector undertakings (PSUs) was started by the Union Government vide a notification dated 22 July 1997 so as to grant greater autonomy to PSUs to become global giants.

20)   What is the theme of the joint declaration highlighting bilateral cooperation issued by India and Bangladesh?

a. Notun Projonmo - Nayi Disha
b. Notun Projonmo
c. Notun Disha
d. Notun Jonmo - Notun Disha
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Notun Projonmo - Nayi Disha

Notun Projonmo- Nayi Disha means New Generation- New Direction. In the statement both the Prime Ministers underscored the need to strengthen and reform multilateral financial institutions and enhancing the participation of developing countries in international economic decision making.

21)   On behalf of which former prime minister of India, Narendra Modi received the Award of Liberation War Honour at Bangabhaban in Dhaka?

a. Indira Gandhi
b. Jawahar Lal Nehru
c. V K Singh
d. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a Foreign Minister and as a Prime Minister had given great emphasis on strong ties with Bangladesh and visited the neighboring country in 1999.

22)   What amount of fresh line of credit was announced by PM Narendra Modi to support infrastructure development in Bangladesh?

a. 1000 Million Dollars
b. 6 Billion Dollars
c. 2 Billion Dollars
d. 10 Million Dollars
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ANSWER: 2 Billion Dollars

The credit line which carries a 1% interest rate and a payment period of 20 years with 5 years grace, will be used mostly to finance infrastructure so that trade and investment can be increased to the mutual benefit of both countries. The actual projects will be decided by the Bangladesh authorities in consultation with Indian High Commission and EXIM bank which is handling the credit line.

23)   Which country is excluded from (Group of Eight) G8 and resulting in annual G7 summit scheduled to be held in Germany from 7th June’15?

a. Russia
b. United States
c. Canada
d. Japan
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Russia

Leaders from the world's richest countries are due to attend the annual G7 summit in the Bavarian Alps in Germany. They are expected to use the meeting to maintain diplomatic pressure on Russia over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Greece's debt crisis and how to tackle global warming will also be on the agenda. Russia has been excluded from what was previously known as the G8, since the annexation of Crimea last year.

24)   Which state becomes first state to put on village data available on net?

a. Karnataka
b. Tamil Nadu
c. Nagaland
d. Punjab
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Punjab

In Punjab, records of panchayats of all 13040 villages have been put on web and it has become first state of the country making village data available on Internet.

25)   What amount of money was attracted by Mutual Funds in May 2015 in India?

a. 200 Crore
b. 4200 Crore
c. 7760 Crore
d. 10000 Crore
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: 4200 Crore

Mutual Funds attracted nearly 4,200 Crore rupees in May, taking the total net inflow close to 57,000 crore in the past one year, primarily on account of positive returns from equities. This also marks the 13th consecutive month of net inflows by mutual fund houses into the stock markets. According to data released by capital market regulator Sebi, the money in equities started coming in from the second half of May 2014, after the announcement of General Election's verdict and the momentum has continued till date.

26)   At which place in Mumbai, Union Government on 5th June’15 announced plans to establish country’s 13th major port in Maharashtra?

a. Dahanu
b. Nala Supara
c. Igatpuri
d. Kasara
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Dahanu

Union Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis unveiled a comprehensive port development plan for Maharashtra. An MoU for the port project in Dahanu, to be built by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and the Maharashtra Maritime Board, was also signed.

27)   Who has been named as Coach of India A and Under-19 cricket teams after the first meeting of BCCI's advisory committee in Kolkata?

a. Sourav Ganguly
b. Rahul Dravid
c. Ravi Shastri
d. K Srikanth
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Rahul Dravid

Former captain Rahul Dravid has been appointed coach of the India A and Under-19 cricket teams.

28)   Who lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy for the fifth time?

a. Juventus
b. Manchester United
c. Barcelona
d. Liverpool
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Barcelona

In the summit clash at the Olympiastadion Berlin last night, the Spanish giants defeated Juventus.

29)   Name the tennis player who won the French Open title held on 7th June’15?

a. Stanislas Wawrinka
b. Novak Djokovic
c. Roger Federer
d. Andy Murray
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Stanislas Wawrinka

Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Novak Djokovic to win his first French Open title. The victory makes him only the second Swiss to win at Roland Garros after Roger Federer, the man he beat in the quarter-finals.

30)   Who won the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix on 7 June 2015?

a. Nico Roseberg
b. Lewis Hamilton
c. Sebastien Vettel
d. Kimi Raikkonen
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg (Germnay) finished the race at second place and Valtteri Bottas ends at third.

31)   A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between India and Netherlands during the Visit of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Shri Mark Rutte to New Delhi. The MoU was signed for the development of _______.

a. Bridges
b. Metro Coaches
c. Smart City
d. Vaccines
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Vaccines

The MoU signed under ‘Make in India’ initiative of Government of India will enable the Bharat Immunologicals and Biologicals Corporation Ltd (BIBCOL), a Central PSU under Department of Biotechnology, to develop Measles – Rubella vaccine at its plant at Chola, Bulandshahr, U.P.

32)   Who has been appointed as the new Chief Information Commissioner?

a. Arun Shorie
b. Vijai Sharma
c. K V Thomas
d. None of these
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ANSWER: Vijai Sharma

He is the senior most Information Commissioner.

33)   Who has been appointed as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner?

a. T S Bhasin
b. Raj Sharma
c. K V Chowdhary
d. Vijai Sharma
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ANSWER: K V Chowdhary

He is the former Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes.

34)   Who has been appointed as the Vigilance Commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission?

a. Vijai Sharma
b. K V Chowdhary
c. Sudhir Bhargava
d. T M Bhasin
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: T M Bhasin

Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Bank, T.M. Bhasin has been appointed as the Vigilance Commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission.

35)   Who has been appointed as the Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission?

a. Sudhir Bhargava
b. Sushil Sharma
c. Swapnil Gupta
d. Ajit Doval
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Sudhir Bhargava

Sudhir Bhargava former Secretary in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has been appointed as the Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission.

36)   Name the cyclone that remained practically stationary over east central Arabian Sea and now lay centered about 670 km west of Mumbai and 480 km southwest of Veraval in Gujarat?

Answer  Explanation 


It will move north-northwestwards and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 36 hours. Under the influence of this system, rainfall would occur at most places over coastal Karnataka, Konkan and Goa as well as south Gujarat with isolated heavy falls during the next 24 hours.

37)   With which institute Railways has signed Memorandum of Understanding for research and development work for up gradation of Railway tracks for High speed trains?

d. IIT-Bombay
Answer  Explanation 


The MOU was been signed by Railway Board Advisior R K Verma and , IIT (BHU), Director . Professor Rajeev Sangal . The MOU envisages research and development work for upgradation of Railway tracks for High speed trains.

38)   Which university has revealed the world's first artificial leg capable of simulating the feelings of a real leg, even feeling pain?

a. Australian University
b. Howard University
c. German University
d. Austrian University
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Austrian University

An Austrian amputee, who has worn the leg for six months, said he no longer slips on ice and can tell he was walking on gravel, concrete, grass or sand.

39)   Which Union Territory has received permission for the first ever Medical College on 8th June’15?

a. Lakshadweep
b. Andaman & Nicobar
c. Chandigarh
d. Daman & Diu
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques

ANSWER: Andaman & Nicobar

Chief Secretary of the Union Territory Administration, Anand Prakash told the media in the Islands capital on 8th June’15, the “Andaman &Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences” will start functioning from 1st September this year with an initial intake of 100 students for MBBS Course.

40)   Who has been appointed as new Director General (DG) of National Security Guard (NSG) on 7th June’15?

a. R C Tayal
b. R R Bhatnagar
c. Rahul Kumar
d. J N Chowdhary
Answer  Explanation  Related Ques


He is a 1980-batch officer of the Indian Police Service (IPS), was the Special Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) till now.