General Awareness Test (June - 15) - Set 7

1)   Name the cricket player who has been voted the 'Best Test player' of the 21st century in an online poll conducted by Cricket Australia's website?

a. Michael Clarke
b. AB De Villers
c. Sachin Tendulkar
d. M S Dhoni
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ANSWER: Sachin Tendulkar

The former Indian skipper got the highest number of votes to emerge on top of the list of the 100 best Test players since 2000, in a poll conducted by the website. Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara received the second highest votes, followed by Adam Gilchrist of Australia in the third position.

2)   Who has been appointed as the new President of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 24th June’15 for a one year term?

a. Zaheer Abbas
b. S Srinivasan
c. Andy Flower
d. Ian Chappel
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ANSWER: Zaheer Abbas

He is the Former Pakistan captain. The decision was taken on 24th June’15 during the third day of the ICC Annual Conference week in Barbados. From 1969 to 1985, Zaheer played 78 Tests for Pakistan in which he scored 5,062 runs, while in his 62 ODIs, he made 2,572 runs. With 108 centuries, Zaheer is the only Asian batsman to score a century of first-class centuries as he finished his 22-year career with 34,843 runs.

3)   International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is being observed on ___________.

a. 25th June
b. 26th June
c. 27th June
d. 28th June
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ANSWER: 26th June

No explanation is available for this question!

4)   Name the integrated Pharmaceutical Database Management System, managed and operated by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) launched on 25th June’15?

a. Pharma Price Data Bank
b. Medicine Data Bank
c. MedCost Data Bank
d. Med Pricing System
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ANSWER: Pharma Price Data Bank

This is the first data bank of Pharma industry that will help the manufacturers, regulator as well as the common masses. Now manufacturers can fill their mandatory forms online, the Government and NPPA can have comprehensive data, and consumers can benefit by having full information about the medicines.

5)   On which day the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) observed the “2nd Commemoration Day of Rescuers Day”?

a. 24th June
b. 25th June
c. 26th June
d. 28th June
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ANSWER: 25th June

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) observed the “2nd Commemoration Day of Rescuers Day” to pay homage to the NDRF personnel who were martyred during Rescue Operations in Kedarnath two years ago.

6)   At which place the one-day International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction (ICNR) was concluded on 25th June’15?

a. Kathmandu
b. New Delhi
c. Tokyo
d. Geneva
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ANSWER: Kathmandu

The Conference was organised by the Government of Nepal to raise funds for carrying out rebuilding of areas devastated by the April 25 earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on Richter scale, which claimed nearly 9000 lives.

7)   On 24 June 2015 which country announced that it will join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a founding member?

a. Singapore
b. Canada
c. Germany
d. Australia
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ANSWER: Australia

It will contribute 930 million Australian dollars (718.5million US dollars) as paid-in capital to the institution over five years and will be the sixth largest shareholder.

8)   Who has been appointed as the Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of State Bank of India (SBI) on 25th June’15?

a. P K Gupta
b. Anshula Kant
c. Amitabh Pant
d. Surendra Singh
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ANSWER: Anshula Kant

She succeeded P K Gupta, who was promoted as Chief Executive Officer of SBI Capital.

9)   Which states have been requested by the Union government to encourage supply of free milk in the Mid Day Meal to school children?

a. Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan
b. Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand
c. Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand
d. Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh
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ANSWER: Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan

On 25 June 2015 Union Government requested the Chief Ministers of Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan to encourage supply of free milk in the Mid Day Meal to school children. The decision was made in a review meeting in which it was found that the State Milk Federations of these states have surplus stock of skimmed milk powder. At present, two states Karnataka (under project Ksheerabhagya started in 2012-13) and Madhya Pradesh provides free milk products to school children under the Mid Day Meal scheme.

10)   In which region the two-day long annual Hemis festival dedicated to the Guru Padmasambhava began from 26th June 2015?

a. Darjeeling
b. Leh
c. Ladakh
d. Daman
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ANSWER: Ladakh

Hemis festival is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava. During this festive season, Lamas called 'chhams,' perform masked dances and sacred plays to the accompaniment of cymbals, drums and long horns. The head lama presides over the function.

11)   In which state two local entrepreneurs, namely Satyaki Saikia and Pulak Roy signed agreements with several civic bodies to do away with the plastic hazards under a solid-waste management project?

a. West Bengal
b. Bihar
c. Madhya Pradesh
d. Assam
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The basic objective of the project is to save society from hazards and pollution created by the huge amount of increasing municipality solid waste.

12)   Which state’s Mining Development Corporation on 24 June 2015 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an Australian firm, NSL Mining Resources India Pvt Ltd, for beneficiation of low-grade iron ore?

a. Karnataka
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Jharkhand
d. Chhattisgarh
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ANSWER: Andhra Pradesh

The MoU was signed during AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's meeting with an Australian delegation led by Steven Ciobo, Parliamentary Secretary to the Australian Trade and Investment Minister.

13)   Which category banks have been allowed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to borrow foreign currency from International/Multinational Financial Institutions (IFIs/MFIs)?

a. Authorised Dealer Category I
b. Exclusive Dealer Category II
c. Retail Banker Category I
d. Individual Banker Category II
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ANSWER: Authorised Dealer Category I

Earlier, AD Cat-I Banks were allowed to borrow from IFIs/MFIs for a short period in 2013 with prior permission from the RBI on a case-by-case basis. Now as per the recent notification, the banks can borrow without any such prior approvals from the RBI.

14)   Name the Indian tennis player who became the 47th player to play with 100 different partners in ATP Circuit on 24th June 2015?

a. Sania Mirza
b. Mahesh Bhupati
c. Leander Paes
d. None of these
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ANSWER: Leander Paes

The 42-year-old Leander Paes achieved this land mark feat when he joined Marcel Granollers of Spain in a match against Treat Huey and Scott Lipsky at the Aegon Open in Nottingham, the UK.

15)   With which country India on 25th June 2015 signed a series of agreements on health sector?

a. United States
b. Australia
c. China
d. New Zealand
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ANSWER: United States

The MoU is signed to enhance cooperation in areas such as cancer research, infrastructure development, training, capacity building and better assessment and application of new diagnostic technologies.

16)   Who has won the Norway Chess tournament 2015 by leaving behind Viswanathan Anand into a quick draw?

a. Veselin Topalov
b. Hikaru Nakamura
c. Magnus Carlsen
d. Fabiano Caruana
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ANSWER: Veselin Topalov

Topalov secured 6.5 points while Anand ended the tournament in second place with 6 points.

17)   Name the Indian coffee chain that is planning an IPO to raise 11.5 billion rupees?

a. StarBucks
b. Barista Coffee
c. Cafe Coffee Day
d. Super Coffee
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ANSWER: Cafe Coffee Day

The Cafe Coffee Day, has filed a draft prospectus with SEBI for an initial public offering to raise as much as 11.5 billion rupees ($181 million). The application process with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) could take two to three months.

18)   Name the country that has been ranked as the top carbon emitter in the world in terms of per capita emission for the year 2012?

a. India
b. United States
c. Russia
d. China
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The top 10 emitters are China followed by US, European Union, India, Russia, Japan, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and Iran.

19)   Which country’s Supreme Court has ruled to legalize same sex marriages across the country?

a. United States
b. Germany
c. China
d. Japan
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ANSWER: United States

With this ruling, gay people can marry in all 50 states of US.

20)   In which state foundation stone of Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) is set to be laid by Prime Minister on 28th June’15?

a. Assam
b. Rajasthan
c. Jharkhand
d. Madhya Pradesh
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ANSWER: Jharkhand

Foundation stone of the campus of Institute will be laid by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 28th June, 2015 at Goriya Karma village in Barhi, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand.

21)   When will the Digital India Week be launched by the Prime Minister of India?

a. 1st July
b. 31st July
c. 1st August
d. 30th August
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ANSWER: 1st July

The Prime Minister would launch the Digital India Week on 1st July with a view to empower the people of the country through the Digital India Programme.

22)   In which country the 16th World Sanskrit Conference will begin from 28th June’15?

a. Russia
b. Japan
c. Thailand
d. Indonesia
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ANSWER: Thailand

Over 600 scholars from 60 countries are participating in the conference.

23)   ICC Annual Conference 2015 was held in _____.

a. New Delhi
b. Barbados
c. Sydney
d. Auckland
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ANSWER: Barbados

No explanation is available for this question!

24)   Name the MP who has suggested Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to stop catering subsidies for MPs in the parliament canteen immediately?

a. Maneka Gandhi
b. Shanta Kumar
c. Uma Bharti
d. Rajnath Singh
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ANSWER: Shanta Kumar

Mr. Shanta Kumar is a senior BJP leader and MP from Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. In a letter written to the Speaker , he said that in last few days this subsidies has been the subject of discussion in the media and people's representatives are being mocked in the country. He said that MPs are able to spend on their refreshments and food therefore there is no need of such subsidy.

25)   Which state has welcomed the proposal of NITI Aayog to prune the list of centrally sponsored schemes and enhance the share of flexi funds?

a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Gujarat
c. Madhya Pradesh
d. Punjab
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ANSWER: Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal said they have been pursuing this agenda since long so as to empower the states for ensuring the welfare of people in a far more effective manner.