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General Knowledge Quiz for Competitive Exams

Pradhanmantri Awaas Yojana (rural) launched
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20th November launched rural housing scheme, Pradhanmantri Awaas Yojana in Agra. The scheme is expected to provide affordable housing to all those living below the poverty line by the year 2022. PM also distributed allotment letters to beneficiaries at a function in Agra. Under the scheme, one lakh fifty thousand rupees will be given for
each house which will be equipped with many facilities like kitchen and toilet. Besides, Prime Minister also inaugurated Mathura-Palwal rail line.

FDI in services sector jumps
With the government taking steps to improve the ease of doing business and attracting foreign investment, FDI inflows into the services sector jumped over two-and-a-half times, to 5.3 billion
dollars in the April to September period of the current fiscal. The services sector, which includes banking, insurance, outsourcing, R&D, and courier services, had received foreign direct investment of
1.5 billion dollars during the April to September 2015 period, according to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. With this, overall foreign inflows into the country have climbed 30
per cent, to 21.6 billion dollars during the first half of 2016-17

President inaugurates India International Trade Fair 2016
President Pranab Mukherjee on 14th November inaugurated the India International Trade Fair, which is expected to witness participation from more than 27 countries. 2016 year’s theme is ‘Digital India’. 2016 edition of the mega trade fair, being held between November 14 – 27 will have over 7,000

The partner country is South Korea and the focus country is Belarus. While partner states are Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand while Haryana is participating as the focus state.

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank gets RBI’s final ‘small bank’ licence

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd) has got the final licence from the Reserve Bank of India to undertake small finance bank (SFB) business in India.

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Ltd is expected to commence banking operations in the first-quarter of 2017 after receiving the necessary approvals, registrations and licensing from various departments of the RBI and other agencies.

The approval comes at the backdrop of a profitable second quarter of FY 2016-17 results. Ujjivan reported 89.69 per cent increase in its profit to Rs. 73.01 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 and a gross loan book growth of 58.65 per cent to Rs. 6,485.93 crore.

General Knowledge Bits for Competitive Exams

1. Maha Chakri Siridhorn was conferred the first World Sanskrit award, on 21st November, she is the princess of which of the following country?
a. Malaysia
b. Cambodia
c. Thailand
d. Java

2. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akilesh Yadav had opened an express way between Agra and Lucknow, what is its speciality?
a. It is India’s longest express way
b. It is India’s first express way
c. India’s first way to be opened to public
d. None

3. Who among the following has got Dr.Nagendra Singh International Peace award?
a. Ram dev baba
b. Vinayak Rao
c. Ravi Shankar
d. Dayakar Shungtha

4. The 47th International Film Festival of India is being held in Goa, choose the focus country if this festival of 2016?
a. Norway
b. Switzerland
c. Republic of South Africa
d. Republic of Korea

5. Who among the following has been honoured with Centenary award for Indian film personality of the year at the opening ceremony of the 47th International Film Festival of India?
a. Lata Mangeshkar
b. S.P. Balasubramanyam
c. Jesudas
d. Shankar Mahadevan

6. Which of the following is the first state to adopt a resolution welcoming the demonetization of high-value currency notes?
a. Jharkhand
b. Gujarat
c. Chhatisgarh
d. Andhra Pradesh

7. Choose the country which has withdrawn from International Criminal Court?
a. North Korea
b. South Korea
c. Philippines
d. Russia

8. Match the following? Day for Tolerance                      a. November 21st
2. World Toilet Day                                           b. November 20th
3. Universal Children’s day                               c. November 16th
4. World Television Day                                     d. November 19th
a. 1-c, 2-d, 3-b, 4-a
b. 1-a, 2-b, 3-c, 4-d
c. 1-d, 2-c, 3-b, 4-a
d.1-c, 2-a, 3-c, 4-b

9. Choose the correct answer?
1. 2016 World Internet conference was held in third week of November in USA
2. 2016 world internet conference was held in third week of November in China
3. The theme of World Internet Conference is-Innovation-driven Internet
Development for the Benefit of All – Building a Community of Common Future in Cyberspace
a. Only 1 and 3 are true
b. Only 3 is true
c. Only 2 and 3 are true
d. Only 2 is true

10. Supreme Court on 10th November held that a law on Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal is unconstitutional, which of the following state actually passed that Law?
a. Haryana
b. Himachal Pradesh
c. Rajasthan
d. Punjab

11. Choose the correct answer?
a. India and World Bank have signed $500 million to build country’s longest bridge across Ganga river in Bihar
b. India and Asian Development Bank have signed $500 million to build country’s longest bridge across Ganga river in Bihar
c. India and World Bank have signed $500 million to build Nuclear reactor in Gujarat
d. India and Asian Development have signed $500 million to build Nuclear reactor in Rajasthan

12. Padmini Rout has won national women premier championship, for third time, she associated with which of the following game?
a. Tennis
b. Badminton
c. Chess
d. Golf

13. Which of the following is the first Indian state to adopt fly ash utilization policy?
a. Maharashtra
b. Manipur
c. Mizoram
d. Madhya Pradesh

14. Who among the following will head eight member task force that was constituted by RBI
to re-calibrate all ATMs functioning in India?
a. Urjit Patel
b. SS Mundra
c. Parthasarathy Shome
d. Vinay Manjrekar

15. 1947 a toll free number, the purpose of this is……?
a. For currency related issues
b. Any information of Indian freedom movement and national leaders
c. Aadhar UID card issues
d. None

16. With which of the following country India has conducted joint exercise in the name of Hand-in-Hand 2016?
a. Nepal
b. Bangladesh
c. USA
d. China

17. Which of the following word has been declared as the word of the year for the year 2016 by Oxford Dictionaries?
a. Scintillating
b. Post truth
c. Migration
d. Attack

18. US President elect Donald trump has declared his first 100 days in office, which will be his first decision?
a. Withdraw from Paris Agreement
b. Reviewing Immigration policy
c. Withdraw from Trans-pacific partnership
d. None

19. On 22nd November, India has signed an agreement to become member of which of the following organization?
a. International Solar Alliance
b. European Organization for Nuclear Research
c.Centre for Engineering and Research Net work
d. None

20. Who among the following has been given Mother Teressa Memorial International Award for Social Justice for 2016?
a. Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain
b. Hamshadh daus
c. Firdaus
d. None

21. Which of the following country has honoured UN Secretary General Ban-ki-moon on 21st
November, with its highest award, for his contribution to tackle climate change?
a. Russia
c. France
d. Japan

22. Choose the brand ambassador for 2017 T20 blind cricket world cup….?
a. Virat Kohli
b. Yuvraj singh
c. Rickey ponting
d. Rahul dravid

23. Name the author of the book ‘Beyond the last Blue Mountain: A life of J.R.D. Tata’?
a. Prathap Sinha
b. R M Lala
c. Prakash Jha
d. None

24. Which of the following is the first Indian bank to launch banking robot Lakshmi?
a. HSBC bank
c. City Union Bank
d. United Bank of India

25. Which Indian firm has won 2016 golden peacock award for corporate governance?

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