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1. Who was sworn in as the new President of Brazil on August 31, 2016? (He took office after the impeachment and removal of his predecessor Dilma Rousseff ?
1) Jose Alencar
2) Marco Maia
3) Romero Juca
4) Michel Temer

2. Who among the following was awarded the Vyas Samman for the year 2015 on August 17, 2016?
1) Pratibha Ray
2) Sunita Jain
3) Viswanath Tripathi
4) Mahasweta Devi

3. The first Maritime India Summit was held in April 2016 in?
1) Kolkata
2) Kochi
3) Mumbai
4) Visakhapatnam

4. Pulitzer Prizes are awarded for excellence in?
1) Sports
2) Films
3) Television
4) Journalism

5. Ratchanok Intanon won the YonexSunrise Indian Open Super Series badminton title in New Delhi in April 2016. She belongs to?
1) Indonesia
2) Malaysia
3) Thailand
4) Vietnam

6. Which of the following cities is located on the banks of the river Hudson?
1) Vienna
2) Warsaw
3) Paris
4) New York

7. Highveld grasslands are located in which of the following continents?
1) Australia
2) Africa
3) Europe
4) South America

8. The minor planets found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter are called?
1) Asteroids
2) Comets
3) Meteors
4) Novas

9. Isobar is a line on a map connecting points having the same:
1) Humidity
2) Pressure
3) Temperature
4) Sunshine

10. West Indies won their second World T20 title after beating which of the following countries in the men’s final?
1) Australia
2) India
3) Sri Lanka
4) England

11. Which of the following books is written by V.S. Naipaul?
1) Diamond Dust
2) A Passage to India
3) A House for Mr. Biswas
4) Darkness at Noon

12. Ramachandra Pandurang was an Indian leader in the Rebellion of 1857. He was popularly known as?
1) Mangal Pandey
2) Tatya Tope
3) Nana Saheb
4) Kunwar Singh

13. Who was the President of the Indian National Congress at the 1907 Surat session?
1) Lala Lajpat Rai
2) Aurobindo Ghosh
3) Rasbihari Ghosh
4) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

14. Which of the following books was written by Lala Lajpat Rai?
1) Poverty and Un-British Rule in India
2) Poverty of India
3) India Wins Freedom
4) Unhappy India

15. At which of the following Indian National Congress sessions Subhash Chandra Bose was elected the President defeating Pattabhi Sitaramayya?
1) Tripuri session, 1939
2) Nagpur session, 1920
3) Lahore session, 1929
4) Haripura session, 1938

16. Biogas mainly consists of:
1) Hydrogen and Oxygen
2) Hydrogen and Carbon dioxide
3) Hydrogen and Methane
4) Methane and Carbon dioxide

17. Which of the following countries is not a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)?
1) Nigeria
2) Algeria
3) Iraq
4) Bangladesh

18. Calorimeter is an instrument used to measure:
1) Altitude
2) Atmospheric pressure
3) Heat
4) Velocity of sound

19. Dhamra Port is situated in which of the following States?
1) West Bengal
2) Odisha
3) Maharashtra
4) Tamil Nadu

20. Which of the following sectors contributes maximum to the National Income of India?
1) Agriculture
2) Industries
3) Services
4) None of these

21. What is the meaning of Mixed Economy?
1) Coexistence of public and private sectors
2) Coexistence of rich and poor
3) Coexistence of large and small industries
4) Coexistence of wholesale and retail markets

22. Who is the present President of Afghanistan?
1) Hamid Karzai
2) Ashraf Ghani
3) Hamid Gul
4) Abdullah Abdullah

23. “Chhatimtala” is a famous spot in which of the following universities?
1) Banaras Hindu University
2) University of Calcutta
3) Visva Bharati University
4) University of Allahabad

24. The McMohan Line is the boundary between India and?
1) Pakistan
2) Bangladesh
3) Nepal
4) China

25. Marusthali region is situated in which of the following Indian states?
1) Gujarat
2) Rajasthan
3) Karnataka
4) Madhya Pradesh

26. With which of the following sports the term “Tee” is associated?
1) Billiards
2) Chess
3) Golf
4) Cricket

27. Cell walls are present in:
1) Plant cells
2) Animal cells
3) Both plant and animal cells
4) Both plant and bacterial cells

28. Who is the author of the book “Arthasastra”?
1) Megasthanese
2) Banabhatta
3) Kautilya
4) Chandragupta Maurya

29. The Indian Parliament consists of: 
1) The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha
2) The Lok Sabha, the Rajya Sabha and the Chief Justice of India
3) The President, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha
4) The President, the Lok Sabha, the Rajya Sabha and the Chief Justice of India

30. Which of the following transports food produced by the leaves in plants?
1) Xylem
2) Proxylem
3) Phloem
4) Epidermis

31. Who proposed the theory of the inheritance of acquired characteristics?
1) Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
2) Charles Darwin
3) William Dall
4) Gregor Mendel

32. “To uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India” is a:
1) Fundamental right
2) Fundamental duty
3) Directive principle of state policy
4) Directive of the Supreme Court of India

33. Which of the following soils is favorable for the cultivation of cotton crop?
1) Lateritic soils
2) Red soils
3) Regur soils
4) Saline soils

34. Active Euthanasia is legal in which of the following countries?
1) Belgium
2) Netherlands
3) Luxembourg
4) All 1, 2 and 3

35. The anti malarial drug Quinine is obtained from which of the following plants?
1) Neem
2) Cinnamon
3) Cinchona
4) Eucalyptus

36. Goiter (Enlargement of the Thyroid gland) is mainly due to the deficiency of:
1) Sodium
2) Calcium
3) Iron
4) Iodine

37. Broken Hill known for its lead and zinc mining is located in which of the following countries?
1) Australia
2) Turkey
3) Germany
4) USA

38. A nautical mile is equal to approximately:
1) 5060 feet
2) 6076 feet
3) 5280 feet
4) 6606 feet

39. Sirocco is the name of the wind that is prevalent in:
1) North African desert
2) Rocky mountains
3) Alps
4) Thar desert

40. Which of the following organizations provides a link between South Asia and South East Asia by way of economic cooperation?
1) SAARC
2) ASEAN
3) APEC
4) BIMSTEC


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