General Awareness Questions for UPSC,SSC,RRB,APSC,BANK and all State Competitive Exams Set-9

Q.1. 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.2. The Home Rule Movement in India was started by

A. S.N. Banerjee and W.C Banerjee
B. Annie Besant and Tilak
C. Mahatma Gandhi and Motilal Nehru
D. Annie Besant and Gokhale

Answer: B. Annie Besant and Tilak

Q.3. What did the Bhore committee deal with ?

A. Economic development in India
B. Health development in India
C. Development of airports in India
D. Rural development in India

Answer: B. Health development in India

Q.4. The Central Excise Day (CED) is celebrated on which date in India ?

A. February 24
B. February 22
C. February 21
D. February 27

Answer: A. February 24

The Central Excise Day (CED) is celebrated every year on February 23 in India to commemorate the enactment of the Central Excise and Salt Act, 1944. The Central Excise officers all over the country celebrate this day by organizing seminars, workshops, trade interactions and cultural events etc.

Q.5. Which city’s name means ‘The Town of Boiled Beans’ ?

A. Boston
B. Bosnia
C. Bangalore
D. Bareilly

Answer: A. Boston

Q.6. 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.

Q.7. Who among the following leaders, did not believe in the drain theory of Dadabhai Naoroji?

A. Harillal M. Kania
B. S. Varadachari
C. M Patanjali Sastri
D. Sir Maurice Gwyer

Answer: A. Harillal M. Kania

Q.8. Which among the following is/are All India Service(s)?

I. Indian Administrative Service
II. Indian Police Service
III. Indian Forest Service

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

Answer: B. Only II

Q.9. The Deccan Agriculturalists ‘Relief Act of 1879 was enacted with which one of the following objectives?

A. Restore lands to the dispossessed peasants
B. Ensure financial assistance to peasants during social and religious occasions
C. Restrict the sale of land for indebtedness to outsiders

D. Give legal aid to insolvent peasants

Answer: D. Give legal aid to insolvent peasants

The Deccan Riots Commission was set up which presented a report to the British Parliament in 1878.In 1879, the Agriculturists Relief Act was passed which ensured that the farmers could not be arrested and imprisoned if they were unable to pay their debts.It was an Act for the relief of Indebted Agriculturists in certain parts of the Deccan.

Q.10. What is formed by all the ecosystems of the earth?

A. Biosphere
B. Troposphere
C. Stratosphere
D. Ionosphere

Answer: A. Biosphere

A biosphere is the sum of all the ecosystems established on planet Earth.

An ecosystem is an area in which the plants and animals all interact to create a living environment. Therefore ecosystem is a smaller unit of earth, all ecosystems together form the earth.

Q.11. Name the first e-commerce company that will become the member of Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)?

A. Amazon
B. Snapdeal
C. Paytm
D. Flipkart

Answer: C. Paytm

The country’s fast-growing e-commerce industry will finally mark its presence at the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), with Paytm set to become a member of the self-regulatory voluntary organisation next month i.e April 2017.

Q.12. The Green Revolution in India was the outcome of the efforts of who amongst the following?

A. Dr MS Swaminathan
B. Dr C Rangarajan
C. KV Kamath
D. Dr Rakesh Mohan

Answer: A. Dr MS Swaminathan

Q.13. A person, who draws or makes maps or charts, is called __.

A. Hydrographer
B. Cartographer
C. Seismographer
D. Cartogrammer

Answer: B. Cartographer

Q.14. Which of the following was not a purpose for building Farakka Barrage?

A. Checking water flowing into Bangladesh
B. Checking silting of Kolkata Port
C. Preventing erosion of Kolkata Port
D. Facilitating navigation in Ganga river

Answer: D. Facilitating navigation in Ganga river

Q.15. _______has conferred the ‘Best Performance Award’ for 2015-16 and 2016-17 to Karnataka VIKAS GRAMEEN Bank (KVGB) for its work in the field of credit-linking joint liability groups (JLGs).


Answer: C. NABARD

Q.16. What is the rank of India in the Human Development Index 2019?

A. 89th
B. 130th
C. 128th
D. 129th

Answer: D. 129th

Q.17. Richest Municipal Corporation in India?

A. Hyderabad
B. Mumbai
C. Delhi
D. Ludhiana

Answer: B. Mumbai

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), is the governing civic body of Mumbai, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Maharashtra is India’s richest municipal corporation. The BMC’s annual budget exceeds that of some of the smaller states of India.

Q.18. What position did Babe Ruth play

A. Only 1st base
B. Both pitcher and out fielder
C. Only out fielder
D. Only pitcher

Answer: B. Both pitcher and out fielder

Q.19. Which state has become the first Indian state to shift to to January to December financial year ?

A. Telangana
B. Haryana
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Uttar Pradesh

Answer: C. Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh has become the first Indian state to announce shifting of its financial year format to January-December starting from 2018, as against the current practice of April-March cycle. The decision has recently taken by the state government in its state cabinet meeting, which was chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Thus, the budget session of the next financial year would be held in December-January 2018.

Q.20. Which Wins Patent for Flying Warehouse to Deliver Parcels via Drones ?

A. Flipkart
B. Snapdeal
C. Amazon
D. Paytm

Answer: C. Amazon

The U.S. e-commerce giant, Amazon has been awarded a patent for launching a giant flying warehouse that would acts as a launch pad for drones to deliver items within minutes.The patent reveals plans for setting up an “Airborne Fulfillment Center” (AFC) such as an Airship or Blimp, floating at an altitude of around 45,000 and stocked with lots of products especially in area where the demand for certain items is expected to be high. When a customer places an order, a drone or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) will fly down and deliver the package. The patent claims that this would require little or no power because the drone would be gliding down rather than having to take off and land.

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