Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Common General GA/GK Questions for Upcoming Exams

Q.1.Who has recently been appointed as first non-navy officer to head Coast Guard? 
1.Ratan Tata
2.TrilokNegi
3.Rajeshwar Singh
4.Rajendra Singh
5. None of these

Ans. Rajendra Singh
Rajendra Singh appointed as first non-navy officer to head Coast Guard. This is the 1st time that the force will get a chief from its own internal cadre since it was set up in 1978 as the country's fourth armed force after the Army, Rajendra Singh is at present director General of coast guard.


Q.2.The Indian government has planned to set up wi-fi facilities at 25,000 spots in the country by _______? 
1. February 2016
2.March 2016
3. April 2016
4. December 2016
5. None of these.

Ans. March 2016
The Indian government has planned to set up wi-fi facilities at 25,000 spots in the country by March 2016.At present, the facilities are available at three hundred spots across India.The government is exploring to have such more wi-fi spots in near future.


Q.3.Which of the following Nation’s Women Cycling Team has been nominated by a group of Italian MPs for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for their dedication?
1. UK
2. China
3.Afghanistan
4. Japan
5. None of these

Ans.Afghanistan
The Afghanistan’s National Women’s Cycling Team has been nominated by a group of Italian MPs for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for their dedication.Afghanistan’s National Women’s Cycling Team is among the first Afghan girls to be riding bikes socially.It is the 1st Afghan women's team to compete on the international stage, at the Asian Cycling Championships in Delhi in 2013.


Q.4.Which of the following debit/credit card making company has recently launched new mobile technologies that will allow customers to authenticate their online purchases using selfies or fingerprints? 
1. NPCI
2.Maestrocard
3.Mastercard
4.Visacard
5. None of these

Ans. Mastercard
Mastercard is launching new mobile technologies that will allow customers to authenticate their online purchases using selfies or fingerprints. The technology will be rolled out by big banks in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and some European countries over the next few months.


Q.5.Which social networking sites has announced the Telecom Infra Project, which will look at developing new and alternative technologies to build and deploy telecom infrastructure, with partners including Aricent, HCL Technologies, Intel, Nokia and T- Mobile?
1.Facebook
2. Google+
3. Twitter
4. LinkedIn
5. None of these

Ans. Facebook
Facebook has announced the Telecom Infra Project, which will look at developing new and alternative technologies to build and deploy telecom infrastructure, with partners including Aricent, HCL Technologies, Intel, Nokia and T- Mobile. The Project is working on providing currently unserved rural communities with wireless network efforts.


Q.6. Which of the following companies has bagged the Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards in the category of Best Environment-Friendly Project?
1. SAIL 
2. BHEL
3. GAIL
4.GVK Biosciences
5. None of these

Ans. GVK Biosciences
GVK Biosciences has bagged the Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards in the category of Best Environment-Friendly Project.The award has been given for its 'Go Green, Grow Green' plantation drive.
The awards are constituted by the World CSR Congress every year on the World CSR Day.


Q.7.Australia has replaced which of the following countries and ranked at the top of the world's test rankings in Cricket with a 2-nil test series victory over New Zealand in Christchurch?
1.West Indies
2. South Africa
3.India
4. Sri Lanka
5. None of these

Ans. India
Australia has replaced India at the top of the world's test rankings in Cricket with a 2-nil test series victory over New Zealand in Christchurch.Captain Steven Smith and Joe Burns hit fifties on the final day as Australia achieved the target of 201 set by the hosts losing just 3 wickets in their second innings.


Q.8.India has approved a $150 million credit line for the development ofChabahar port. This port is located in which of the following countries?
1. China
2.Iran
3. Pakistan
4. Russia
5. None of these

Ans. Iran
India has approved a $150 million credit line for the development of Iran’s Chabahar port. The port in southeast Iran is central to New Delhi’s efforts to circumvent arch-rival Pakistan and open up a route to landlocked Afghanistan where it has developed close security ties and economic interests.


Q.9.Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology and a consortium of top UK research institutions signed anMoU for establishment of a joint India-UK collaboration programme in _______?
1. Railways
2.Defence
3. Civil Aviation
4.Crop science 
5. None of these

Ans. crop science 
Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology and a consortium of top UK research institutions signed anMoU for establishment of a joint India-UK collaboration programme in crop science. The aim of the agreement is to enhance collaborative research, promote knowledge exchange, and support capacity building to develop resilience in food security


Q.10.The Indian Government has appointed three information commissioners in the Central Information Commission (CIC). Which of the following is not the appointed commissioner?
1.Amitava Bhattacharyya
2.BimalJulka
3.DivyaPrakashSinha
4. All of the above
5. None of these.

Ans.All of the above
The Indian Government has appointed three information commissioners in the Central Information Commission (CIC).They are Amitava Bhattacharyya, Indian Administrative Service, (Gujarat 1980). Retired Chairman, Staff Selection Commission,BimalJulka, IAS (Madhya Pradesh:1979). Retired Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting,DivyaPrakashSinha, Indian Police Service (Manipur-Tripura: 1979), retired Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat.

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