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1. Who became the new Prime Minister of Italy on December 12, 2016?

1) Sergio Mattarella
2) Angelino Alfano
3) Romano Prodi
4) Mario Landolfi
5) Paolo Gentiloni

2. The 2016 ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year award was given to Suzie Bates. She is from:
1) England
2) New Zealand
3) Australia
4) West Indies
5) South Africa

3. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India has how many members?
1) 4
2) 5
3) 6
4) 3
5) None of these

4. Jio Payments Bank Limited is a joint venture of Reliance Industries Limited and:
1) Kotak Mahindra Bank
2) Axis Bank
3) ICICI Bank
4) State Bank of India
5) None of these

5. Which of the following has become the first Indian company to sign up as a National Supporter for
the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be played in India in October 2017?
1) State Bank of India
2) Indian Overseas Bank
3) Bharati Airtel
4) Aditya Birla
5) Bank of Baroda

6. Who replaced H.R. Khan as the new Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor in July 2016?
1) Sujoy Bose
2) Nachiket Mor
3) Manoj Nambiar
4) N.S. Vishwanathan
5) K.V. R. Murthy

7. Who is the author of the book “Courage and Commitment”?
1) Sharad Pawar
2) Jairam Ramesh
3) Margaret Alva
4) A.K. Antony
5) Kamal Nath

8. Which country won the 2016 Women’s Champions Trophy Hockey tournament in London?
1) Netherlands
2) USA
3) Australia
4) Argentina
5) Germany

9. Pema Khandu is the youngest Chief Minister in India. He is the present Chief Minister of:
1) Mizoram
2) Manipur
3) Arunachal Pradesh
4) Nagaland
5) Tripura

10. What is India’s rank out of 130 countries on the global Human Capital Index 2016?
1) 100
2) 105
3) 71
4) 88
5) 111

11. What is the per cent of the shareholding of sponsor bank in Regional Rural Banks?
1) 50%
2) 15%
3) 35%
4) 49%
5) 25%

12. Imad Khamis has been appointed the Prime Minister of which of the following countries?
1) Libya
2) Syria
3) Iran
4) Iraq
5) Kuwait

13. The Non Performing Assets for a period not exceeding 12 months are called:
1) Doubtful Assets
2) Loan Assets
3) Standard Assets
4) Substandard Assets
5) None of these

14. Since its inception, which of the following has resolved over Rs. 780 billion worth of Non Performing Assets acquired from Indian banks and financial institutions?
1) IDBI Bank
2) CIBIL
3) CRISIL
4) ARCIL
5) ECGC

15. Which of the following is the name of a scheme to revamp public sector banks?
1) BBB
2) Swavalamban
3) Indradhanush
4) UDAY
5) None of these

16. A scheduled commercial bank is one which is included in the second schedule of the:
1) Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881
2) Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
3) Banking Regulation Act, 1949
4) State Bank of India Act, 1955
5) Regional Rural Banks Act,1976

17. Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive officer (CEO) of National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID)?
1) Satish Chandra Jha
2) Sanjay Pandey
3) A.K. Patnaik
4) Ashok Prasad
5) N.R. Wasan

18. Kudsi Erguner was appointed UNESCO Artist for Peace in July 2016. He is a renowned musician from:
1) Lebanon
2) Libya
3) Syria
4) Turkey
5) None of these

19. Which country has both a woman President and a woman Chief Justice at present?
1) Brazil
2) Chile
3) Nepal
4) Bangladesh
5) None of these

20. Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) is the self regulatory organization for India’s micro lending companies. Its President is: 
1) Rakesh Dubey

2) R. Baskar Babu
3) Dibyajyoti Pattnaik
4) Devesh Sachdev
5) None of these

21. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), a premier nuclear research center, is located at:
1) Kalpakkam
2) Narora
3) Kaiga
4) Rawatbhatta
5) Kakrapar

22. Virginia Raggi is the first female Mayor of which of the following cities?
1) New York
2) Rome
3) London
4) Paris
5) Brussels

23. Elie Wiesel, a Romanian-born American, passed away recently. He won the Nobel Prize in 1986 in which of the following disciplines?
1) Economics
2) Literature
3) Peace
4) Physics
5) Physiology

24. Alvin Toffler, a renowned American author, passed away recently. He is known for his most famous book:

1) Stranger with My Face
2) The Polished Hoe
3) Plagues and People
4) Future Shock
5) None of these

25. The 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit was organized in July 2016 in:
1) Seoul, South Korea
2) Copenhagen, Denmark
3) Hanoi, Vietnam
4) Milan, Italy
5) Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

26. Which of the following is the currency of Belgium? 
1) Franc
2) Dollar
3) Pound
4) Euro
5) Peso

27. India has signed a long term agreement for purchase of pulses with which of the following
African countries?
1) Ghana
2) Ivory Coast
3) Zimbabwe
4) South Africa
5) Mozambique

28. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently met Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of:
1) Zambia
2) Tanzania
3) South Africa
4) Kenya
5) Somalia

29. Duraiappah Stadium has been renovated by the Indian government. It is in:
1) Nepal
2) Bhutan
3) Sri Lanka
4) Bangladesh
5) Myanmar

30. UNESCO has added which of the following Indian sites to the World Heritage Sites List in July 2016?
1) Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex
2) Nalanda Mahavihara
3) Khangchendzonga National Park
4) Both 1 & 2
5) 1, 2 and 3

31. The government conducted “Operation Sankat Mochan” to evacuate Indians stuck in which
of the following countries?
1) South Sudan
2) Yemen
3) Syria
4) Libya
5) Rwanda

32. Talgo became the fastest train in India by clocking a speed of 180 km/hr recently. Talgo is made in:
1) Russia
2) Spain
3) Japan
4) Mexico
5) Germany

33. Which is the first State in India to set up ‘Happiness Department’?
1) Tripura
2) Sikkim
3) Madhya Pradesh
4) Gujarat
5) Kerala

34. India’s first e-court was opened recently in:
1) Mumbai
2) Patna
3) Kolkata
4) Hyderabad
5) None of these

35. Which private bank has acquired Grama Vidiyal Microfinance, one of the largest microfinance institutions in India?
1) Bandhan Bank
2) Axis Bank
3) DCB Bank
4) HDFC Bank
5) IDFC Bank

36. The Cabinet gave its “in-principle” approval to set up India’s 13th major port at Enayam in:
1) Kerala
2) Karnataka
3) Tamil Nadu
4) Goa
5) Odisha

37. Britain’s Andy Murray won the 2016 Wimbledon tennis tournament. Who did he defeat in the final match?
1) Novak Djokovic
2) Milos Raonic
3) Roger Federer
4) Stanislas Wawrinka
5) Rafael Nadal

38. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has scrapped which of the following domestic tournaments?
1) Ranji Trophy
2) Irani Trophy
3) Vijay Hazare Trophy
4) Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
5) None of these


39. Which is the largest producer of pulses in the world? 
1) India
2) Pakistan
3) Canada
4) USA
5) None of these

40. According to the Reserve Bank of India’s first edition of the Handbook of Statistics on Indian States, which is the richest State in India?
1) Tamil Nadu
2) Punjab
3) Uttar Pradesh
4) Maharashtra
5) Gujarat


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