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1) Name the Padma Shri awardee and world's first female amputee to climb Mt. Everest who successfully climbed Argentina's Mt. Aconcagua (6,960m) recently?
A) Premlata Agarwal
B) Arunima Sinha
C) Kalpana Dash
D) Chanda Gayen

2) Which row of the periodic table was completed by the scientists after the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced the discovery of element 113 and claimed discovery of elements 115, 117 and 118?
A) 1st row
B) 2nd row
C) 3rd row
D) 7th row

3) Similar on the line of LPG, for which product the Union Government announced the roll-out of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) from April 1?
A) Kerosene
B) Petrol
C) Fertiliser
D) Diesel

4) Who assumed the charge of Secretary General of International Sericultural Commission (ISC)?
A) V Agarwal
B) H Nagesh Prabhu
C) P Sindhu
D) K R Venkatesh

5) In which country Asia's largest underground railway station, Futian Station, was opened recently?
A) Russia
B) Japan
C) China
D) USA

6) Name the book based on the life of Adolf Hitler whose 70-year long copyright expired recently?
A) Letter and Notes
B) My New Order
C) Zweites Buch
D) Mein Kampf

7) What is the LPG "round the clock" emergency helpline number recently launched by the Petroleum Ministry?
A) 1906
B) 2906
C) 3906
D) 4906

8) Name the 18-year old javelin thrower who set a new world record for junior athletes by throwing a spear a distance of 81.04m distance breaking previous record of 79.20m?
A) Abbas Ali
B) Abhishek Yadav
C) Neeraj Chopra
D) Gursharan Singh

9) Who was conferred with the 2015 Sangita Kalanidhi award on 1st January 2016?
A) Sanjay Subrahmanyam
B) T V Gopalakrishnan
C) Sudha Ragunathan
D) Trichur Ramachandran

10) Which state will host first edition of the Science Film Festival of India (SCI-FFI) from 14 January 2016?
A) Karnataka
B) Gujarat
C) Goa
D) Maharashtra

11) National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) signed a MoU with which bank for web-based monitoring of watershed management projects?
A) NABARD
B) SIDBI
C) IDBI
D) ICICI

12) In which place 4-month long Ardhkumbhmela began in January 2016?
A) Nasik
B) Puri
C) Banaras
D) Haridwar

13) The Union Government on 1 January 2016 signed a Financing Agreement of 50 million US dollars with which bank for education and training of minorities under Nai Manzil Education and Skills Training Project?
A) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
B) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
C) World Bank
D) International Finance Corporation (IFC)

14) According to the recent announcement of Ministry of External Affairs all the 8 north-eastern states will get a Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) by?
A) January 2017
B) January 2018
C) January 2019
D) January 2020

15) Name the Gujarati novelist, poet and critic who has been chosen for the Jnanpith Award 2015?
A) Bhalchandra Nemade
B) Raghuveer Chaudhary
C) Kedarnath Singh
D) Ravuri Bharadhwaja

16) In case of cash transaction above which amount (regardless of the mode of payment) the Union Government has made declaring Permanent Account Number (PAN) compulsory to keep tab on black money?
A) 50,000 thousand
B) 1 lakh
C) 2 lakh
D) 5 lakh

17) Which country did India beat 3-2 to enter the final of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship?
A) Maldives
B) Sri Lanka
C) Madagascar
D) Bangladesh

18) Name the Indian Test Captain who was named 2015 International Cricketer of the Year by the BCCI and will receive the Polly Umrigar Award?
A) M S Dhoni
B) Virat Kohli
C) Rohit Sharma
D) Shikhar Dhawan

19) Name the Indian spinner who ranked number one in latest ICC Test Player Rankings?
A) Ravichandran Ashwin
B) Amit Mishra
C) Pragyan Ojha
D) Harbhajan Singh

20) The Union Government increased the subsidy under National Solar Mission (NSM) to Rs 5,000 crore from the existing Rs _______?
A) Rs 600 crore
B) Rs 1200 crore
C) Rs 1800 crore
D) Rs 2400 crore

21) Name the public sector banks which received a capital infusion of Rs 2,229 crore from the Union Government in return for preferential share allotment?
A) Union Bank of India
B) State Bank of India
C) UCO Bank
D) IDBI Bank

22) Name the oil exploration and production firm which recently announced the completion of its delisting from stock exchanges after Rs 3,745 crore payout to its shareholders, the largest to privatise a publicly-listed company in India's history?
A) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
B) Essar Oil
C) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
D) GAIL (India) Limited

23) Name the former general secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI) who passed away on 2nd January 2016?
A) Prakash Karat
B) Sitaram Yechury
C) A B Bardhan
D) Brinda Karat

24) In which city 103rd Indian Science Congress (ISC) was inaugurated recently?
A) Mysuru
B) Pune
C) Chandigarh
D) Hyderabad

25) Name the country with which India exchanged the list of nuclear installations and prisoners for the 25th consecutive year as part of the bilateral agreement that is in force since 1991?
A) USA
B) Japan
C) China
D) Pakistan

26) What is the name of multi barrel rocket launcher system which was successfully test-fired recently by India at Pokhran in Rajasthan?
A) Pinaka I
B) Pinaka II
C) Smerch
D) Grad

27) Name the Pakistan-born singer who was granted Indian citizenship on humanitarian ground with effect from January 1, 2016?
A) Atif Aslam
B) Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
C) Adnan Sami
D) Ghulam Ali

28) Which Indian state became the first state to accept e­motor insurance policies with the launch of e-Vahan Bima?
A) West Bengal
B) Telangana
C) Tamil Nadu
D) Karnataka

29) Name the 15-year old Mumbai cricketer who broke century-old cricketing record by scoring 1009 runs in an innings in any form of cricket in an under-16 inter-school event (Bhandari Cup)?
A) Pranav Dhanawade
B) Surendra Bhave
C) Sangram Atitkar
D) Nikhil Naik

30) Name the former Defence Secretary who was sworn in as the eighth Chief Information Commissioner of India recently?
A) K V Chowdary
B) Radha Krishna Mathur
C) Vijai Sharma
D) Pankaj Shreyaskar

31) Who was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Wipro, India's third largest IT exporter?
A) Abid Ali Neemuchwala
B) T K Kurien
C) Keyur Patel
D) Rand Blazer

32) S H Kapadia who passed away on 4th January 2016 was?
A) 37th Chief Justice of India
B) 38th Chief Justice of India
C) 39th Chief Justice of India
D) 40th Chief Justice of India

33) Name the company which bagged the 10,050 crore road project in Jammu and Kashmir to build country's biggest road project, Zojila Pass tunnel road to provide all weather connectivity to the Leh-Ladakh region?
A) Larsen & Toubro
B) Jaiprakash Associates
C) IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd
D) GMR Infrastructure

34) Name the country with which India resumed the bus service on 4th January 2016 after a gap of long 27 years?
A) Nepal
B) Sri Lanka
C) Bangladesh
D) Myanmar

35) With which country Saudi Arabia severed all diplomatic ties recently?
A) India
B) Iran
C) Bahrain
D) Pakistan

36) Whom did India defeated in the final held on 3 January 2016 to win the South Asian Football Federation Cup (SAFF) championships?
A) Afghanistan
B) Nepal
C) Maldives
D) Sri Lanka

37) Which committee recently submitted its report suggesting significant reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)?
A) Balwant Rai Mehta Committee
B) Justice RM Lodha Committee
C) Malhotra Committee
D) Janaki Raman Committee

38) Name the subsidiary bank of SBI on which the RBI imposed monetary penalty of one crore rupees for violation of its instructions including reporting of data to Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC)?
A) State Bank of Mysore
B) State Bank of Hyderabad
C) State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur
D) State Bank of Travancore

39) The celebration of State-level 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas which began on 9th January 2016 was held at?
A) Thiruvananthapuram
B) Madurai
C) Mysuru
D) Kozikhode

40) Name the traditional bull-taming sports in Tamil Nadu which was allowed to be conducted by the Union Government by altering its 2011 notification?
A) Kiswahili
B) Jallikattu
C) Corridas
D) Rodeo

41) According to Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings which Indian badminton player climbed up 11 places to occupy the number one spot in junior men's singles category?
A) Chirag Sen
B) Kanishq M
C) Siril Verma
D) Mithun M

42) In a move to fight pollution, the Union Government will implement Bharat Standard (BS)-VI emission norms by?
A) April 1, 2017
B) April 1, 2018
C) April 1, 2019
D) April 1, 2020

43) Name the Nobel Peace Laureate who authored the book "Azad Bachpan Ki Or"?
A) Kailash Satyarthi
B) Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
C) V. S. Naipaul
D) Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

44) Who was recently appointed as the Chairman of fair-trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI)?
A) Dinesh K. Sarraf
B) N. Ramachandran
C) Devender Kumar Sikri
D) Ashwin Pandya

45) Who was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NITI Aayog recently?
A) Amitabh Kant
B) U. K. Sinha
C) M. S. Raghavan
D) Asoke Kumar Mukherji

46) Name the Indian classified advertising platform which recently announced the acquisition of property search website Commonfloor.com?
A) Ebay
B) OLX
C) Quikr
D) Flipkart

47) Name the RBI Governor who was felicitated with the Central Banker of the Year Award (Global and Asia Pacific) for the year 2016?
A) Bimal Jalan
B) Y. V. Reddy
C) D. Subbarao
D) Raghuram Rajan

48) Name the Indian shooter who won gold medal in the women's 10 metre air rifle event at the Swedish Cup Grand Prix?
A) Apurvi Chandela
B) Anuja Jung
C) Heena Sidhu
D) Sushma Rana

49) Name the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister who passed away in New Delhi on 7 January 2016?
A) R. K. Tewari
B) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
C) Dinesh K. Sarraf
D) Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed

50) Name the TV actor and BJP member who took over the charge as the chairman of the governing council of Film and Television Institute of India?
A) Mukesh Khanna
B) Shatrughan Sinha
C) Gajendra Chauhan
D) Anupam Kher

51) Name the FreeCharge co-founder who was appointed as the Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)?
A) Kunal Shah
B) Rohit Bansal
C) Sachin Bansal
D) Kunal Bahl

52) Name the city in which Dharavi is located where world's first slum museum is set to open in February 2016?
A) Kolkata
B) Mumbai
C) New Delhi
D) Chennai

53) The World Bank in its Global Economic Prospect report projected a robust growth for the Indian economy in 2016 at?
A) 7.0 percent
B) 7.5 percent
C) 7.8 percent
D) 8.0 percent

54) Name the Asian country which tested its first-ever Hydrogen bomb recently?
A) North Korea
B) South Korea
C) Japan
D) Taiwan

55) Name the largest mountain of the world which remain unconquered in the year 2015 for the first time since 1974 due its closure from April to August after being hit by the earth quake?
A) Mount McKinley
B) Mount Everest
C) Mount Aconcagua
D) Mount Kiliminjaro

56) Name the cricketer who became the first black african to score a century (against England) for South Africa?
A) Philip Hutchinson
B) Robert Stewart
C) Temba Bavuma
D) Albert Powell

57) In which country Asia's largest man-made waterfall, Niulanjiang Waterfall in Kunming, was opened recently?
A) Japan
B) India
C) Singapore
D) China

58) Name the two English cricketers whose 399-run partnership became the highest 6th-wicket partnership in Test cricket history?
A) Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow
B) Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes
C) Jonny Bairstow and Alastair Cook
D) Joe Root and Ben Stokes

59) According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which country was the fastest growing aviation market in the world in 2015 with over 20% growth compared to 2014?
A) China
B) India
C) UK
D) USA

60) Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson who set the highest T20 International partnership of 171 runs belongs to which country?
A) South Africa
B) Australia
C) New Zealand
D) England

61) Who was elected as Taiwan's first woman president?
A) Tsai Ing-wen
B) Khertek Anchimaa-Toka
C) Soong Ching-ling
D) Dalia Itzik

62) Name the online encyclopedia founded by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger which completed 15 years on 15th January?
A) Wikipedia
B) Encyclopaedia Britannica
C) Investopedia
D) Encyclopedia.com

63) What is the name of NASA's spacecraft which became the most distant solar-powered explorer in space at a distance of 793 million km from the Sun?
A) Juno
B) Soyuz
C) Mercury
D) Gemini

64) Which international financing body in its 'World Development Report' remarked that Facebook's Free Basics is an "antithesis of net neutrality and a distortion of markets"?
A) International Monetary Fund
B) World Bank
C) Asian Development Bank
D) International Finance Corporation

65) Name the US-based technology firm which set a new Guinness World Record for "Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously' with 100 drones?
A) IBM
B) Google
C) Intel
D) Microsoft

66) Name the famous Bollywood actor who was removed as the brand ambassador of 'Incredible India' campaign?
A) Salman Khan
B) Amitabh Bachchan
C) Shahrukh Khan
D) Aamir Khan

67) According to the recent announcement by the Union Home Ministry what percentage of reservation will be accorded to women at the constable level posts in both CRPF and CISF with immediate effect?
A) 10%
B) 25%
C) 33%
D) 50%

68) With which country India made agreement to settle curde oil dues between them using Indian Rupee as the currency instead of the US Dollar?
A) Iran
B) Iraq
C) Saudi Arabia
D) Israel

69) In which city India's first urban yacht marina project is set up to be launched along the banks of Hooghly river?
A) Howrah
B) Siliguri
C) Vishakapatnam
D) Paradip

70) How many ATMs will be opened by the Department of Posts (DoP) and also bring 25,000 departmental post offices under core banking system (CBS) by March 2016?
A) 500
B) 1,000
C) 1,500
D) 2,000

71) For the first time in 10 years, sex ratio of which state crossed the 900-mark with 903 girls per 1,000 boys?
A) Punjab
B) Haryana
C) Rajasthan
D) Gujarat

72) Name the international financing body which had for the first time extended financial assistance (for a zoo) of $20 million for the reconstruction and eco-development of the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh?
A) International Finance Corporation
B) Asian Development Bank
C) International Monetary Fund
D) World Bank

73) Name the Indian cricketer who became the fastest in the world to score 24 century (in 161 innings) in ODIs?
A) Suresh Raina
B) Shikhar Dhawan
C) Virat Kohli
D) Rohit Sharma

74) Name the Indian cricketer who scored fastest 7,000 runs (in 161 innings) in ODI?
A) Rohit Sharma
B) Virat Kohli
C) Shikhar Dhawan
D) Suresh Raina

75) At the official launch of the 'Start up India' programme, PM Narendra Modi announced that profits of startups set up after 1st April 2016, shall be exempted from income tax for a period of?
A) 1 years
B) 2 years
C) 3 years
D) 4 years

76) Which film was named Best Film at the 61st Britannia Filmfare Awards 2016 held in Mumbai?
A) Tanu Weds Manu Returns
B) Masaan
C) Piku
D) Bajirao Mastani

77) 68th Indian Army Day was observed across India on?
A) 5th January
B) 10th January
C) 15th January
D) 20th January

78) The United Nations Economics and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) downgraded its 2016 GDP growth forecast for India from 8.2% to ____%?
A) 5.5%
B) 6.5%
C) 7.5%
D) 8.5%

79) Name the telecom operator which will set up 40,000 WiFi hotspots faster than 4G across India to counter lack of relevant spectrum to provide 4G services?
A) BSNL
B) Bharti Airtel
C) Vodafone
D) Idea Cellular

80) On which occasion, the Chief Election Commissioner Dr. Nasim Zaidi released a book titled, 'Belief in the Ballot' and presented it's first copy to the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee?
A) 3rd National Voters' Day
B) 4th National Voters' Day
C) 5th National Voters' Day
D) 6th National Voters' Day

81) On which day National Girl Child Day is celebrated every year to spread awareness about the inequalities faced by the girl child in the country?
A) 5th January
B) 20th January
C) 24th January
D) 30th January

82) Which scheme was launched by the Union Government for online booking of LPG cylinders?
A) Saral Scheme
B) Sahaj Scheme
C) Suvidha Scheme
D) e-LPG Scheme

83) Name the retail chain which was acquired by Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited (ABNL) and named Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited?
A) Pantaloons Retail
B) Big Bazaar
C) Vishal Retail
D) Spencer Retail

84) According to the Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2015, the ceiling on the cess imposed as an excise duty on the production of sugar was raised from Rs 25 to Rs ....... per quintal.
A) 50
B) 100
C) 150
D) 200

85) Which Indian state became the first to achieve 100% primary education?
A) Karnataka
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Kerala
D) Tamil Nadu

86) In which city 28th International Kite Festival is celebrated in which 98 kite-flyers from 29 different countries and 83 kite-flyers from India are participating?
A) Jodhpur
B) Kolkata
C) Udaipur
D) Ahmedabad

87) Which Indian city will host India's first World Music Festival on February 13 and 14 where more than 100 musicians from over 12 countries will perform?
A) Udaipur
B) Kochi
C) Chandigarh
D) Jaipur

88) Name the Bollywood actress who became the first India to bag an award at the American awards show, People's Choice Award for her role in American TV series 'Quantico'?
A) Priyanka Chopra
B) Deepika Padukone
C) Katrina Kaif
D) Kareena Kapoor

89) Which country agreed to assist India in developing 3 smart cities at Chandigarh, Puducherry and Nagpur?
A) France
B) UK
C) USA
D) Japan

90) Which country was defeated by India by 44 runs in the final of the first ever Blind T20 Asia Cup?
A) Bangladesh
B) Pakistan
C) Sri Lanka
D) Afghanistan

91) Who was elected unopposed as the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)?
A) Narendra Modi
B) Rajnath Singh
C) Amit Shah
D) L K Advani

92) Name the state run oil exploration company which has received clearance from the Environment Ministry for a Rs 53,000 crore project in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna Godavari basin?
A) IOL
B) GAIL
C) RIL
D) ONGC

93) Name the Barcelona player who won his fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or, the most for any player in football history?
A) Lionel Messi
B) Cristiano Ronaldo
C) Neymar
D) Wayne Rooney

94) Name the World number four tennis player who won his third consecutive Aircel Chennai Open title by defeating Croatian, Borna Coric 6-3, 7-5 in the final?
A) Roger Federer
B) Stan Wawrinka
C) Andy Murray
D) Rafael Nadal

95) Which country will represent the Asia-Pacific region for the year 2016-2018 term at UNICEF following its election to the UNICEF's Executive Board?
A) Nepal
B) Bangladesh
C) Bhutan
D) Sri Lanka