General Awareness Questions for UPSC,SSC,RRB,APSC,BANk and all State Competitive Exams Set-8

Q.1. Which among the following comes under the elements of Basic Structure of Indian constitution?

I. Supremacy of Constitution
II. Free and Fair Election
III. Judicial Review

A. Only I
B. Only II
C. Both I and II
D. All I, II and III

Answer: D. All I, II and III

Q.2. _ has successfully created the country’s first smart grid project, which will generate power from renewable sources of energy.

A. Indian Institutes of Technology
B. Indian Institutes of Engineering Science Technology
C. Indian Institutes of Space Science and Technology
D. Indian Institutes of Management

Answer: B. Indian Institutes of Engineering Science Technology

The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) has successfully created the country’s first smart grid project, which will generate power from renewable sources of energy. The project will soon be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee, IIEST Director Prof Ajoy Kumar Roy. The smart grid will be synchronised to generate power from solar, wind and vegetable waste resources, depending on the weather conditions and availability of waste products. It is the first of its kind in the country.

Q.3. Consider the following statements about a scheme launched by the Government of India:

It was launched to provide social security during old age and to protect elderly persons aged 60 years and above against a future fall in their interest income due to uncertain market conditions. The scheme enables old age income security for senior citizens through provision of assured pension / return linked to the subscription amount based on government guarantee to Life Insurance Corporation of India (LICI).Identify the scheme.

A. Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana
B. Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana
C. Liveability Index Programme
D. Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

Answer: B. Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) is a Pension Scheme announced by the Government of India exclusively for the senior citizens aged 60 years and above which is available from 4th May, 2017 to 31st March, 2020.
This is a simplified version of the VPBY and will be implemented by the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India.

Q.4. What is the name of the online discovery platform for the most promising start-ups of the country?

A. Start-up India Finder
B. Start-up India Showcase
C. Start-up India Lens
D. Startup India Discovery

Answer: B. Start-up India Showcase

Q.5. In the context of stock Market, the abbreviation IPO stands for

A. Immediate Payment Order
B. Internal Policy Obligation
C. Initial Public Offering
D. None of these

Answer: C. Initial Public Offering

Q.6.How many International airports are there in India?

A. 15
B. 30
C. 34
D. 16

Answer: C. 34

Q.7. Which element is used for the shiny trim on cars?

A. Silicon
B. Aluminium
C. Chromium
D. Carbon

Answer: C. Chromium

Chromium is the chemical element that is used as a shiny metal on the automobile bodies especially for trim.

Q.8. With which Sport is the Jules Rimet Trophy associated?

A. Hockey
B. Badminton
C. Golf
D. Football

Answer: D. Football

Jules Rimet Trophy is associated with the game Football.

The Jules Rimet Trophy was named in the honour of Jules Rimet, who is FIFA’s longest-serving president, in office for 33 years.

Q.9. To buy goods on credit means to

A. promise to pay for goods later.
B. pay only a discount price.
C. promise to pay only a sale price.
D. pay cash for goods.

Answer: A. promise to pay for goods later.

If as a business, you buy goods or services on credit from a supplier (accounts payable) then the supplier will supply the goods and business will incur a liability to the supplier for that amount, but no cash will change hands at that stage.

Some of those shop keepers allowed regular “trustworthy” customers to purchase items without having the full payment.
Hence, Buying on credit means that no actual money has changed hands.

Q.10. Which country has passed the ‘Holocaust property bill’?

A. Israel
B. Germany
C. Sweden
D. Poland

Answer: D. Poland

Q.11. In which atmospheric layer are the communication satellites located?

A. Thermosphere
B. Troposphere
C. Mesosphere
D. Stratosphere

Answer: A. Thermosphere

In terms of the Earth’s atmosphere, they occupy regions called the thermosphere and the exosphere. The layer through which a satellite orbits depends on the satellite’s function and the kind of orbit it has.

The thermosphere is a region of very high temperature that extends from the top of the mesosphere at around 85 kilometers (53 miles) up to 640 kilometers (400 miles) above the Earth’s surface. It is called the thermosphere because temperatures can reach up to 1,500 degrees Celsius (2,732 degrees Fahrenheit).

However, despite the high temperatures, the pressure is very low, so satellites don’t suffer heat damage.

Q.12. The world smallest country is

A. Canada
B. Australia
C. Maldives
D. Vatican City

Answer: D. Vatican City

Q.13. What is the currency of cuba?

A. Kuna
B. Peso
C. Dollar
D. None

Answer: B. Peso

Peso is the currency of Cuba

Q.14. Which one of the following rivers is recharged by subsoil water?

A. Godavari
B. Damodar
C. Narmada
D. Krishna

Answer: C. Narmada

Q.15. Which Indian athlete was the flag bearer for the Indian contingent in the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship (AAC)-2017 ?

A. Srabani Nanda
B. Jitu Rai
C. Tintu Luka
D. Dipa Karmakar

Answer: C. Tintu Luka

The 22nd edition of Asian Athletics Championships (AAC) has started at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on July 6, 2017 and will continue till July 9, 2017. Athlete Tintu Luka was the flag bearer for the Indian contingent which received a rousing welcome from the crowd. Odia athlete Srabani Nanda had the honour of taking the oath on behalf of athletes at the inaugural ceremony. Over 1,200 athletes and officials from 43 countries in Asia witnessed the largest sporting event. The official mascot of the Championship is “Olly Turtle” that represents the famous Olive Ridley sea turtle.

Q.16. Rangaswamy Cup is associated with

A. Football
B. Badminton
C. Cricket
D. Hockey

Answer: D. Hockey

Rangaswamy Cup is associated with Hockey. Introduced in 1928, the Rangaswami Cup, was originally known as Inter-Provincial Tournament meant to pick up players for the national team for the Olympics.

After some years, The Hindu Group in 1951 presented the Rangaswami Cup that was named after one of its editors and since then the tournament is known as the Rangaswami Cup.

Q.17. Which country going to introduce its own Encyclopaedia by 2018 ?

A. Iran
B. India
C. Iraq
D. China

Answer: D. China

Q.18. Buying and selling goods over the internet is called

A. Digital Marketing
B. E – Commerce
C. Net Banking
D. Onine Shopping

Answer: B. E – Commerce

Buying and selling goods over the internet is called E – Commerce.

Q.19. Who became the first woman Director of an IIM ?

A. Deena Mehta
B. Neelu Rohmetra
C. Bhimaraya Metri
D. None

Answer: B. Neelu Rohmetra

Dr. Neelu Rohmetra from Jammu University has been appointed as one of the heads of IIMs. She became the first woman director of Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh. Dr. Neelu Rohmetra is the founder of the director of International Centre for Cross-Cultural Research and Human Resource Management (ICccR and HRM).

Q.20. Who had introduced yoga first time to western world in a religion conference Chicago, America in 1893?

A. Baba Ramadev
B. Maharshi Patanjali
C. Swami Vivekananda
D. Narendra Modi

Answer: C. Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda had introduced yoga first time to western world in a religion conference Chicago, America in 1893.

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