General Awareness Questions for UPSC, SSC,APSC,RRB Competitive Exams Set-5

Q.1. The world’s largest refinery and petrochemical complex will be set up in which Indian state ?

A. Andhra Pradesh
B. Uttarakhand
C. Telangana
D. Maharashtra

Answer: D. Maharashtra

The three state-run Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) – Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) have signed an agreement to jointly set up the world’s largest refinery and petrochemical complex at Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra at a cost of $40 billion. The IOC will hold 50% stake and HPCL & BPCL will will take 25% stake each in the new complex. The refinery will produce petrol, diesel, LPG, ATF and feedstock for making petrochemical that are basic building blocks in plastic, chemical and textile industries. The refinery is expected to be completed by 2022.

Q.2. Who is the primary Author of HTML?

A. Sabeer Bhatiya
B. Tim Berners-Lee
C. Brendan Eich
D. Google Inc.

Answer: B. Tim Berners-Lee

The primary Author of HTML is Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist and academic, with the assistance of his colleagues at CERN, an international scientific organization based in Geneva, he did this. Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989 at CERN.

Q.3. Which state/UT recently ended 149-year-old practice of ‘darbar move’?

A. Ladakh
B. Jammu and Kashmir
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Madhya Pradesh

Answer: B. Jammu and Kashmir

Q.4. Which is not true of the Intertropical Convergence Zone?

A. It features heavy precipitation
B. It’s where the trade winds collide
C. It’s a high-pressure zone with sinking air
D. It is also known as the doldrums

Answer: C. It’s a high-pressure zone with sinking air

The Inter-tropical convergence zone rather has rising air, with common thunderstorms and attendant precipitation and is known by seamen as the doldrums.

Inter-tropical convergence zone is where the trade winds collide.

Hence, it is not a high pressure zone with sinking air.

Q.5. The First modern warship built in India in 1952 was

A. INS Goa
B. INS Nilgiri
C. INS Kailash
D. Ins Vikram

Answer: B. INS Nilgiri

Q.6. Which country is building LingLong One, the world’s 1st commercial small modular reactor?

A. Japan
B. China
C. South Korea
D. Russia

Answer: B. China

Q.7. Which Country has opened its fifth Nuclear Power Plant to meet its growing energy demands ?

A. India
B. Pakistan
C. Russia
D. China

Answer: B. Pakistan

Q.8. Whose signature on Indian currency notes?

A. Finance minister
B. RBI Governor
C. Prime minister
D. President

Answer: B. RBI Governor

Except a one rupee note, all other denomination currencies have the signature of RBI Governor on it. One rupee note will have the sign of finance secretary of India.

Q.9. Which bank has the tagline – Your Trusted Family Bank?

A. Indian Overseas Bank
B. Dena Bank
C. Indian Bank
D. Yes Bank

Answer: B. Dena Bank

Q.10. The country’s first ‘brain bank’ that can store up to 300 human brains has been opened at

A. Alleppey
B. Bangalore
C. Bhubaneswar
D. Bombay

Answer: B. Bangalore

Q.11. It is not advisable to sleep under a tree at night because of release of

A. oxygen in a lesser quantity than the required levels
B. oxygen in large amounts
C. carbon monoxide
D. carbon dioxide

Answer: D. carbon dioxide

Q.12. “Doing Business Report” is prepared by which of the following organisations/agencies every year?

A. Asian Development Bank(ADB)
B. World Trade Organisation(WTO)
C. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
D. World Bank

Answer: D. World Bank

Q.13. India is the largest producer of

A. Cotton
B. Milk
C. Mangoes
D. All the above

Answer: D. All the above

As per the latest updates, India is :

Largest producer of milk.
Largest producer of millets in the world.
Largest producer of jute.
Largest producer of ginger.
Largest producer of bananas.
Largest producer of castor oil seeds.
Largest producer of mangoes.
Largest producer of safflower oil seeds.
Largest producer of papayas.
Largest producer of cottonseed (As per International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) report for the month of March 2017)

Q.14. Web based complaints redressal system ‘SCORES’ is launched by which of the following organizations/agencies?

C. State Bank of India
D. Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Answer: B. SEBI

Q.15. India’s First Rural Telephone Exchange is located in

A. Karnataka
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Kerala
D. Uttar Pradesh

Answer: A. Karnataka

Q.16. Breeding and management of bees is called

A. Pisciculture
B. Sericulture
C. Silviculture
D. Apiculture

Answer: D. Apiculture

Breeding and management of bees is called Apiculture.

A beekeeper or apiarist keeps bees in order to collect their honey and other products that the hive produces (including beeswax, propolis, flower pollen, bee pollen, and royal jelly), to pollinate crops, or to produce bees for sale to other beekeepers.

A location where bees are kept is called an ‘apiary’ or ‘bee yard.’

Q.17. Which unit of valuation is known as paper gold?

B. Eurodollar
D. Petrodollar

Answer: A. SDR

SDR means Special Drawing Rights.

Q.18. Which of the following statements about the philosopher Shankara is/are true?

1.Shankara espoused a form of Vedanta called Advaita.

2.He elaborated on the philosophy of Gaudapada.

3.Shankara tried to demonstrate that the Upanishads and Brahmasutras contain a unified, systematic philosophy.

4.Shankara founded the Amanaya Mathas.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

A. 1 and 2 only
B. 1, 2 and 3
C. 3 and 4
D. 4 only

Answer: B. 1, 2 and 3

Adi Shankara or Shankara, was an early 8th century Indian philosopher and the ologian who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta.
He is credited with unifying and establishing the main currents of thought in Hinduism. It is with his teacher Govinda, that Shankara studied Gaudapadiya Karika, as Govinda was himself taught by Gaudapada.

Q.19. Which Asian country has passed a bill criminalising torture and custodial deaths?

A. Pakistan
B. China
C. India
D. Sri Lanka

Answer: A. Pakistan

Q.20. Which animal gives both milk and eggs?

A. Echidna
B. Platypus
C. Wombat
D. All of the above

Answer: B. Platypus

Platypus is the animal that gives both milk and eggs.

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