General Awareness Questions and Answers

1.

Who amongst the following is the author of the book "The Other Side Of Midnight"?

   A.) Salman Rushdie
   B.) Ernest Hemmingway
   C.) Sidney Sheldon
   D.) Katherine Mayo

Answer: Option 'C'

​Sidney Sheldon

2.

Special row reserved by which airlines for solo women passengers in 2017?

   A.) Airasiana
   B.) SpiceJet
   C.) Vistara
   D.) AirIndia

Answer: Option 'B'

SpiceJet 

3.

Special row reserved by which airlines for solo women passengers in 2017 ?

   A.) AirIndia
   B.) Airasiana
   C.) SpiceJet
   D.) Vistara

Answer: Option 'C'

SpiceJet

4.

State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) unveiled its mobile wallet in partnership with _______ to enable one-tap bill payment for its over 100 million subscribers.

   A.) Paytm
   B.) MobiWik
   C.) Ezetap
   D.) Free Charge

Answer: Option 'B'

​MobiWik

5.

What is the name of India’s first-ever industrial-articulated robot that was launched on 11 April 2017 by TAL Manufacturing Solutions?

   A.) TURBO
   B.) BRABO
   C.) BRAVO
   D.) RAINBOW

Answer: Option 'B'

TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, on 11 April 2017 launched India’s first industrial-articulated robot and it goes by the name “BRABO”.

– BRABO is meant to complement the human workforce and perform repetitive, high volume, dangerous and time-consuming tasks from raw material handling to packaging of finished products.

– This is the first time that an industrial robot has been conceptualised, designed and manufactured in India. It is expected to increase productivity by 15-30%, with a payback period of 15 to 18 months.

6.

The Nobel Peace is awarded in which city? 

   A.) Oslo
   B.) Brussels
   C.) Geneva
   D.) Stockholm

Answer: Option 'A'

Oslo 

7.

The first Asin to head the prestigious Trinity College at Cambridge University is 

   A.) Romesh Gunesekera
   B.) Bhabani Bhattacharya
   C.) Amartya Sen
   D.) Dr IG Patel

Answer: Option 'C'

​Amartya Sen

8.

The planet nearest to the Sun is

   A.) Venus
   B.) Mercury
   C.) Jupiter
   D.) Saturn

Answer: Option 'B'

Mercury

9.

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

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

Answer: Option 'A'

Narmada

10.

The boring of India’s first underwater rail tunnel has completed under which river?

   A.) Hooghly River
   B.) Kaveri River
   C.) Godavari River
   D.) Krishna River

Answer: Option 'A'

Hooghly River 
The boring of India’s first underwater rail tunnel under the Hooghly River for establishing metro link between Howrah and Kolkata has completed before its scheduled deadline of July 2017. The tunnel is 16.6 km long, out of which 10.8 km runs under the ground. Of this 10.8 km, 502 metres is under the water and the whole thing connects Howrah to the west and Salt lake to the east. It will have 12 stations and six will be underground. Estimated cost of the entire project is $750 million or about Rs 5,000 crores. The final commissioning of the project is expected by December 2019, following which it will be operational. The project is built by Afcons Transtonnelstroy and implemented by Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd (KMRCL).
 

11.

Many times we see a term in newspapers 'IPO'. What is the full form of the Same?

   A.) Indian Public Offer
   B.) Institutional Purchase Offer
   C.) Industrial Purchase Offer
   D.) Initial Public Offer

Answer: Option 'D'

Initial Public Offer

12.

Which of the following makes us know the exact age of a tree?

   A.) Height of the tree
   B.) Width of trunk
   C.) Rings of the tree
   D.) Branches of the tree

Answer: Option 'C'

Rings of the tree

13.

According to WHO, the bird flu virus cannot be transmitted through food cooked beyond

   A.) 90 degree celsius
   B.) 70 degrees celsius
   C.) 100 degree celsius
   D.) 60 degrees celsius

Answer: Option 'B'

70 degrees celsius

14.

Which of the following will be the venue of the World Athletic Championship to be organized in 2017?

   A.) Tokyo
   B.) London
   C.) New York
   D.) Paris

Answer: Option 'B'

London

15.

Which city's name means 'The Town of Boiled Beans' ?

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

Answer: Option 'B'

Boston

16.

Which Bank has opened 9 SmartUp Zones in Bengaluru, Karnataka?

   A.) Axis Bank
   B.) SBI Bank
   C.) Karnataka Bank
   D.) HDFC Bank

Answer: Option 'D'

HDFC Bank

17.

What is the Logo and mascot of Asian Athletics Championships that is scheduled to be held from 6 to 9 july 2017  ?

   A.) Sanderlings
   B.) Olive Ridley turtles.
   C.) Irrawaddy Dolphins
   D.) Fishing cat

Answer: Option 'B'

​Olive Ridley turtles.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has unveiled the logo and mascot of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships scheduled to be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar from July 6 to 9, 2017.
Mr. Patnaik also formally announced Bhubaneswar as the host for the sports event. The mascot, named Olly Turtle, depicts the Olive Ridley turtles.
 

18.

Which state government started the distribution of kits for new borns and mothers across the State?

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

Answer: Option 'D'

The Telangana government started the distribution of kits for new borns and mothers across the State with Chief Minister K.Chandrashekar Rao gave them at the Government Maternity Hospital. Six women, who gave birth to children recently, received them.

19.

Which state government has implemented ‘Green Protocol’ for weddings?

   A.) Kerala
   B.) Goa
   C.) Telangana
   D.) Himachal Pradesh

Answer: Option 'A'

The Kerala government has implemented Green Protocol for making weddings more naturally in the state. The purpose of the initiative is to reduce the use of plastic in daily life. With the implementation of the protocol, use of plastic and other non-degradable articles including disposable glasses and plates and thermocol decorations will be discouraged at marriage functions. Inspections will be held at marriage halls, convention centres and hotels and other venues of the wedding ceremony in this regard and action would be taken if the protocol is violated. The state nodal agency for sanitation ‘Suchitwa Mission’ has already launched the initiative in Kannur, Ernakulam, Kollam and Alappuzha on a pilot basis. As per officials, the protocol would be implemented in the rest of the districts soon.

20.

What is the name given to the Indegeneously - developed multi - barrel rocket system?

   A.) Pinaka
   B.) Arjun
   C.) Trishul
   D.) Agni

Answer: Option 'A'

Pinaka


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