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Exclusive Monthly GA MCQs: August 2018

1. World's oldest person, Chiyo Miyako, died recently. She was a resident of
1) Thailand
2) South Korea
3) Philippines
4) Vietnam
5) Japan

2. Jehan Daruvala is associated with which of the following games?


1) Motor racing
2) Chess
3) Shooting
4) Luge
5) Wushu

3. A national programme was launched recently by the govt to eliminate which of the following diseases by
2030?
1) Tuberculosis
2) AIDS
3) Viral Hepatitis
4) Swine flu
5) Dengue

4. Mount Rinjani, a popular trekking destination, is situated in which of the following countries?
1) Cambodia
2) Venezuela
3) Lebanon
4) Indonesia
5) Fiji

5. The govt recently proposed to make an equity infusion of what amount in state-owned Air India under a
turnaround plan?
1) Rs 880 cr
2) Rs 980 cr
3) Rs 1020 cr
4) Rs 1250 cr
5) Rs 1410 cr

6. P Radhakrishnan and Shiv Pratap Shukla are Ministers of State in which of the following ministries in the
present govt?
1) Finance
2) Commerce
3) Civil Aviation
4) HRD
5) Home

7. Which of the following Indian states published the Natiunal Register of Citizens (NRC) recently?
1) Delhi
2) West Bengal
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3) Assam
4) Tripura
5) Maharashtra

8. The International Army Games 2018 started recently in which city?


1) London
2) New York
3) Beijing
4) Moscow
5) Paris

9. Which of the following teams won the boy's title at the WSF-World Junior
Squash team championship in Chennai recently?
1) India
2) Japan
3) France
4) England
5) Egypt

10. The eight core sector industries registered a seven-month high growth of what per cent in Jun 2018?
1) 6.3 per cent
2) 6.7 per cent
3) 6.9 per cent
4) 7.1 per cent
5) 7.3 per cent

11. The former Union Minister Bhishma Narain Singh passed away recently. He had also served as the
Governor of
1) Tamil Nadu
2) Assam
3) Arunachal Pradesh
4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 2)

12. Arjun Ram Meghwal is holding which of the following ministries in the present Union Cabinet? He is
Minister of State for
1) Parliamentary Affairs
2) Home
3) Finance
4) Civil Aviation
5) Commerce

13. Which country has launched a three-month visa amnesty programme which will benefit hundreds of
illegal foreign workers?
1) Iran
2) Iraq
3) Saudi Arabia
4) UAE
5) Bahrain

14. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the RBI on 1 Aug hiked repo rate by 25 basis points to
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1) 6 per cent
2) 6.25 per cent
3) 6.50 per cent
4) 6.75 per cent
5) 7 per cent

15. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the RBI issued its third bi-monthly monetary policy review
of 2018-19. Now, the reverse repo rate stands at
1) 5.50 per cent
2) 6.25 per cent
3) 6.75 per cent
4) 7 per cent
5) 7.50 per cent

16. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) recently approved the proposal for opening of
how many new Kendriya Vidyalayas in seven States?
1) 10
2) 13
3) 14
4) 15
5) 18

17. India and which country recently signed agreements on financial and technical cooperation worth Rs
5,250 cr?
1) France
2) Italy
3) Spain
4) Germany
5) UK

18. The Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) remained at what number in Jul
2018?
1) 52.3
2) 52.9
3) 53.5
4) 54.3
5) 54.6

19. The Reserve Bank of India recently approved the appointment of Sandeep Bakhshi as the Chief
Operating Officer (COO) at
1) HDFC Bank
2) Axis Bank
3) IDBI Bank
4) Kotak Mahindra Bank
5) ICICI Bank

20. Renowned industrialists Kumar Mangalam Birla and YC Deveshwar have been appointed as non-official
independent directors in
1) Balmer Lawrie and Co
2) Bharat Earth Movers
3) Air India
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4) National Seeds Corporation
5) Indian Oil

21. Neeraj Chopra is assocaited with which of the following games? He won a gold medal at the Savo
Games in Lapinlahti, Finland recently.
1) Javelin throw
2) Discuss throw
3) Wushu
4) Luge
5) Fencing

22. The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha recently. The bill grants
constitutional status to the
1) National Commission on Women
2) National Commission on Minorities
3) National Commission on Refugees
4) National Commission on Backward Classes
5) None of these

23. Who among the following has been chosen for the 24th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award for
his outstanding contribution towards promotion of communal harmony?
1) Sumitra Mahajan
2) Farooq Abdullah
3) Gopalkrishna Gandhi
4) Ghulam Nabi Azad
5) M Karunanidhi

24. What is India’s position on the United Nation’s biennial E-Government Index 2018?
1) 138th
2) 122nd
3) 118th
4) 98th
5) 96th

25. The IT ministry has launched a desktop software to enable editing of text printed on scanned documents.
The software is named
1) e-Saksham
2) e-Aksharayan
3) e-Adhyayan
4) e-Ankitam
5) e-Sudharam

26. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the RBI issued its third bi-monthly monetary policy review
of 2018-19. Now, the Marginal Standing Facility rate and the Bank Rate stand adjusted at
1) 6.25 per cent
2) 6.50 per cent
3) 6.75 per cent
4) 7 per cent
5) 7.25 per cent

27. Emmerson Mnangagwa won the recent Presidential elections in which of the following countries?
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1) Kenya
2) Zimbabwe
3) South Africa
4) Chad
5) Ghana

28. Which country beat India 3-1 in the quarterfinal of the women's Hockey
World Cup in London recently?
1) Ireland
2) England
3) Australia
4) Canada
5) Malaysia

29. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the RBI issued its third bi-monthly monetary policy review
of 2018-19. The RBI retained the GDP forecast for the current fiscal at
1) 6.9 per cent
2) 7.1 per cent
3) 7.2 per cent
4) 7.4 per cent
5) 7.6 per cent

30. Which country has topped the 2018 edition of the United Nation’s biennial E-Government Index?
1) Singapore
2) Switzerland
3) Sweden
4) Norway
5) Denmark

31. The CBI filed a charge sheet against Avinash Chander Mahajan and Sunder Rajan Raman recently. The
two are the former chairman cum managing directors of
1) Canara Bank
2) PNB
3) Dena
4) Allahabad Bank
5) Indian Bank

32. Which of the following is the capital of Mali?


1) Manama
2) Maputo
3) Bogota
4) Baku
5) Bamako

33. The External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met President Sooronbai Jeenbekov during her recent visit
to
1) Ukraine
2) Uzbekistan
3) Kyrgyzstan
4) Kazakhstan
5) Belarus
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34. Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy are associated with which of the following games?
1) Tennis
2) Table tennis
3) Squash
4) Badminton
5) Snooker

35. _______ has been elected as the President of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development
(AIBD) for a period of two years.
1) Pakistan
2) India
3) Sri Lanka
4) Bangladesh
5) Myanmar

36. Which of the following has become the first public company to reach USD 1 trillion market
capitalisation?
1) Facebook
2) Amazon
3) Microsoft
4) Alphabet
5) Apple

37. The govt recently appointed KM Joseph as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India. He is the Chief
Justice of
1) Patna High Court
2) Uttarakhand High Court
3) Uttarakhand High Court
4) Allahabad High Court
5) Madras High Court

38. Who among the following has authored the book Kashmir: Glimpses of History and the Story of
Struggle?
1) Saifuddin Soz
2) Mehbooba Mufti
3) Omar Abdullah
4) Ghulam Nabi Azad
5) Syed Ali Shah Geelani

39. The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed every year on which date?
1) 01 Aug
2) 09 Aug
3) 19 Aug
4) 29 Aug
5) 31 Aug

40. The US provided the Strategic Trade Authorization-1 (STA-1) status to which of the following Asian
countries recently?
1) Malaysia
2) Indonesia
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3) India
4) Pakistan
5) China

41. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has launched an initiative to help find solutions to challenges in public
and private transport and road safety. The initiative has been named
1) Move Forward
2) Move Easy
3) Move Free
4) Move Hack
5) Move Save

42. The host state for the 2018 International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is
1) Goa
2) Maharashtra
3) Gujarat
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Puducherry

43. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj recently paid floral tributes to Lal Bahadur Shastri at his
memorial in Tashkent, the capital of
1) Ukraine
2) Belarus
3) Kazakhstan
4) Kyrgyzstan
5) Uzbekistan

44. Nicolas Maduro recently survived an assassination attempt involving explosive drones. He is the present
President of
1) Colombia
2) Venezuela
3) Cambodia
4) Vietnam
5) Suriname

45. The GST Council has set up a six-member committee to look into the problems of micro, small and
medium enterprises (MSMEs). The Committee is headed by
1) Manpreet Singh Badal
2) Thomas Isaac
3) Shiv Pratap Shukla
4) Himanta Biswa Sarma
5) Sushil Modi

46. Which of the following oil companies is planning to invest Rs 1.75 lakh cr to nearly double refinery
capacity by 2030?
1) Tata Petrodyne
2) RIL
3) BPCL
4) HPCL
5) IOC

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47. Bishkek is the capital city of which of the following countries? Sushma Swaraj visited the country
recently.
1) Kyrgyzstan
2) Kazakhstan
3) Turkmenistan
4) Tajikistan
5) Belarus

48. Justice Indira Banerjee has been elevated as the Supreme Court judge. She is the present Chief Justice of
1) Calcutta High Court
2) Madras High Court
3) Allahabad High Court
4) Patna High Court
5) Delhi High Court

49. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is getting an unsecured loan of Rs 25,000 cr from
which of the following banks?
1) PNB
2) ICICI Bank
3) SBI
4) Canara Bank
5) Axis Bank

50. The Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan handed over 5 croreth LPG connection under Pradhan Mantri
Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) recently. The PMUY was launched in
1) 2014
2) 2015
3) 2016
4) 2017
5) 2018

51. India recently formally handed over a request to which country for the extradition of bank fraud fugitive
Mehul Choksi?
1) Chile
2) Antigua
3) Suriname
4) Mauritius
5) Panama

52. The RBI has said that the revised Internal Ombudsman (IO) scheme will be extended to all banks with
10 or more banking outlets, excluding
1) private sector banks
2) foreign banks
3) small finance banks
4) regional rural banks
5) All of these

53. The foreign bank SBM will launch six new branches in Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad
and Jaipur by 2019. SBM is based in
1) Switzerland
2) Singapore
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3) Russia
4) Canada
5) Mauritius

54. The RBI recently ordered Paytm and Fino to stop onboarding new customers as the banks violated
deposit limit norms. The aggregate limit for customers of payments banks should not exceed
1) Rs 25,000
2) Rs 50,000
3) Rs 75,000
4) Rs 1 lakh
5) Rs 2 lakh

55. The State Bank of India has entered into a digital partnership pact with which firm to increase its digital
customer base?
1) Reliance Jio Infocomm
2) Bharti Airtel
3) Vodafone
4) Idea
5) BSNL

56. Which state has signed an MoU with Tech Mahindra to set up India’s first Blockchain district?
1) Telangana
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Karnataka
4) Gujarat
5) Maharashtra

57. The Supreme Court recently permitted which company to sale telecom assets and settle a dispute with
Ericsson?
1) Aircel
2) Idea
3) Reliance Communications
4) MTS
5) MTNL

58. Which of the following companies recently took responsibility for UIDAI number insertion in user’s
contact list?
1) Facebook
2) Microsoft
3) Apple
4) Vodafone
5) Google

59. IDEMIA has become the first company to be given the certification to manufacture RuPay cards on the
qSPARC v2 platform. IDEMIA is based in
1) Switzerland
2) Italy
3) Spain
4) France
5) Germany

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60. Who among the following won the women’s title of the World Badminton Championships at Nanjing,
China recently?
1) PV Sindhu
2) Carolina Marin
3) Akane Yamaguchi
4) Nozomi Okuhara
5) Tai Tzu-ying

61. Justice Geeta Mittal has become the first woman judge to head which of the following High Courts?
1) Patna High Court
2) Gauhati High Court
3) Allahabad High Court
4) Calcutta High Court
5) Jammu and Kashmir High Court

62. India's Gaganjeet Bhullar won European Tour title recently. He is associated with
1) Squash
2) Snooker
3) Golf
4) Table tennis
5) Cycling

63. Which of the following teams won the 2018 Women's Hockey World Cup in London recently?
1) Netherlands
2) Australia
3) Spain
4) Ireland
5) Malaysia

64. South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel opposition leader Riek Machar signed a peace deal
recently. The capital of South Sudan is
1) Khartoum
2) Djibouti
3) Kampala
4) Juba
5) Nairobi

65. Japan marked the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima recently. An atom bomb was
dropped by the US in the city on which date in 1945?
1) 01 Aug
2) 06 Aug
3) 16 Jul
4) 26 Jul
5) 31 Jul

66. Saudi Arabia recently freezed trade ties with which country over its interference in Gulf Kingdom's
internal affairs?
1) Canada
2) US
3) France
4) China
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5) Iran

67. A 6.9 magnitude quake struck the island of Lombok in which country recently?
1) Italy
2) Japan
3) Cambodia
4) Malaysia
5) Indonesia

68. The govt has approved research projects worth over Rs 100 cr under ‘IMPRINT-2’ scheme. The
initiative aims to advance research in the high education institutions in
1) healthcare
2) security
3) energy
4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 3)

69. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 'Festival on Democracy' in which state recently to mark the
diamond jubilee celebrations its Legislative Assembly?
1) Karnataka
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Kerala
4) Sikkim
5) Tamil Nadu

70. The International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) will study the impact of
‘Mission Kakatiya’ launched by which state to restore irrigation tanks?
1) Maharashtra
2) Telangana
3) West Bengal
4) Bihar
5) Uttar Pradesh

71. What was India’s position at the 2018 Women's Hockey World Cup played in London recently?
1) Third
2) Fourth
3) Fifth
4) Eighth
5) Tenth

72. Rajan Nanda passed away recently. He was the chairman and managing director of tractor and
construction equipment maker
1) Mahindra & Mahindra
2) Escorts
3) HMT
4) JCB
5) Deere & Company

73. Indra Nooyi recently announced to step down as the chief executive officer (CEO) of which of the
following firms? Ramon Laguarta will be the next CEO of the firm.
1) PepsiCo
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2) Coca Cola
3) Parle
4) Nestle
5) Unilever

74. Every year a week-long picnic is arranged for elephants at the Kanha
National Park. The park is situated in
1) Odisha
2) West Bengal
3) Jharkhand
4) Uttar Pradesh
5) Madhya Pradesh

75. Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore recently flagged off mountaineering


expedition to Mount Manirang. Manirang is one of the biggest mountains in
1) Sikkim
2) Tripura
3) Himachal Pradesh
4) Jammu and Kashmir
5) Uttarakhand

76. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the centenary celebrations of St Thomas College recently. The
college is situated in
1) Thrissur (Kerala)
2) Panaji (Goa)
3) Bhopal (MP)
4) Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
5) Bengaluru (Karnataka)

77. Who among the following was/were sworn-in as Supreme Court judge(s) recently?
1) KM Joseph
2) Vineet Saran
3) Indira Banerjee
4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 3)

78. Muthuvel Karunanidhi passed away recently. He was associated with Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
(DMK) party and served five times as the Chief Minister of
1) Karnataka
2) Telangana
3) Andhra Pradesh
4) Kerala
5) Tamil Nadu

79. Google released the ninth edition of its popular mobile operating system Android recently. This version
is also called
1) Android Pastry
2) Android Pie
3) Android Pasta
4) Android Poach
5) Android Pistachio
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80. Which of the following countries reported a current account deficit of $28.3 bn in the first half of 2018?
It is the first current account deficit of the country in 20 years.
1) UK
2) US
3) China
4) Japan
5) South Korea

81. As per data submitted by the RBI to the Centre, the amount lost by banks to frauds increased to what
amount in the financial year 2017-18?
1) Rs 32,048 cr
2) Rs 29,246 cr
3) Rs 23,930 cr
4) Rs 19,529 cr
5) Rs 15,952 cr

82. The committee led by PNB chairman Sunil Mehta has recommended that capital worth about Rs 500 bn
will be required for PSBs to invest in AIFs or
1) Advance Investment Funds
2) Alternative Investment Funds
3) Allowed Investment Funds
4) Advance Innovation Funds
5) Alternative Innovation Funds

83. The International Youth Day is observed every year on which date?
1) 02 Aug
2) 12 Aug
3) 22 Aug
4) 28 Aug
5) 31 Aug

84. The Walmart-Flipkart deal worth $16 bn has got the Competition Commission of India nod. The CCI,
which regulates mergers and acquisitions, was established in
1) 2001
2) 2003
3) 2005
4) 2007
5) 2010

85. The RBI recently announced to pay dividend of what amount to the Union govt for the year ending Jun
30, 2018? The RBI follows Jul-Jun financial year.
1) Rs 300 billion
2) Rs 350 billion
3) Rs 400 billion
4) Rs 450 billion
5) Rs 500 billion

86. The govt has appointed who among the following as non-official director(s) on the RBI board?
1) Satish Kashinath Marathe
2) Swaminathan Gurumurthy
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3) Devender Kumar Sikri
4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 2)

87. According to the IMF, the $2.6-tn Indian economy will grow at 7.3 per cent in the fiscal year 2018-19.
IMF is has its headquarters based in
1) New York
2) Geneva
3) Washington
4) Paris
5) Basel

88. S Gopakumar has been appointed as the Director and General Manager of which of the following
insurance firms?
1) GIC Re
2) United India Insurance
3) National Insurance Company
4) The Oriental Insurance Company
5) New India Assurance Company

89. A revised MoA was signed recently amongst govt, NABARD and National Water Development Agency
for projects under PMKSY. Letter ‘S’ in term PMKSY denotes
1) Sudhar
2) Samarthan
3) Samiti
4) Sinchayee
5) Swachhata

90. Mario Gomez announced his retirement from international football recently. He is a veteran striker from
1) Germany
2) France
3) Argentina
4) Brazil
5) Spain

91. The world's largest furniture retailer Ikea opened its first store in India in which of the following cities
recently?
1) Hyderabad
2) Mumbai
3) Bengaluru
4) Chennai
5) Kochi

92. As per the RBI’s data released recently, the payments using RTGS fell marginally by around 0.5% to
11.43 mn in Jun 2018. The term RTGS means
1) Right-Time Gross Settlement
2) Real-Time Gross Settlement
3) Real-Time Gain Settlement
4) Real-Time Goal Settlement
5) Real-Time Gain Submission

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93. Ram Sewak Sharma was given two-year extension as the chief of which of the following regulators
recently?
1) IRDAI
2) PFRDA
3) NABARD
4) TRAI
5) SEBI

94. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has constituted a committee for monitoring the rejuvenation project
of Ganga from Haridwar to Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. The present chairman of the NGT is
1) AK Goel
2) J Chelameswar
3) Swatanter Kumar
4) Jagdish Singh Khehar
5) Balbir Singh Chauhan

95. Who among the following has been elected as the new Deputy Chairman of the upper house of the
Parliament Rajya Sabha?
1) Ram Shakal
2) Sonal Mansingh
3) Raghunath Mohapatra
4) BK Hariprasad
5) Harivansh Narayan Singh

96. UMANG provides a single platform for all Indian citizens to access e-Gov services from Central as well
as local govt bodies. Letter ‘M’ in the term UMANG denotes
1) Mobile
2) Management
3) Multiple
4) Modified
5) Member

97. Under the RBI Act, 1934, the RBI is required to pay the govt its surplus after making provisions for
1) bad and doubtful debts
2) depreciation in assets
3) contribution to staff and superannuation fund
4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 2)

98. The present chairman of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) is


1) Subhash Chandra Khuntia
2) RS Sharma
3) Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
4) Hemant Contractor
5) Devender Kumar Sikri

99. Justice Rajendra Menon was sworn in as Chief Justice of which of the following High Courts recently?
1) Madras High Court
2) Patna High Court
3) Delhi High Court
4) Allahabad High Court
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5) Jammu and Kashmir High Court

100. The World Biofuel Day is observed every year on which date?
1) 01 Aug
2) 10 Aug
3) 11 Aug
4) 21 Aug
5) 31 Aug

101. The Assam govt is going conduct door to door survey under PMAY-G. Here the term PMAY means
1) Pradhan Mantri Anna Yojana
2) Pradhan Mantri Antyodaya Yojana
3) Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
4) Pradhan Mantri Award Yojana
5) Pradhan Mantri Aadhar Yojana

102. Ajay Bisaria is the Indian envoy to which of the following countries at present?
1) Afghanistan
2) Pakistan
3) Bangladesh
4) Myanmar
5) Nepal

103. Lira is the currency of which of the following countries? It tumbled to new record lows against the
dollar recently amid strain in relations with the US.
1) Greece
2) Iran
3) North Korea
4) Venezuela
5) Turkey

104. Michelle Bachelet has been appointed as the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. She is
the former President of which country?
1) Chile
2) Peru
3) Mexico
4) Ghana
5) Jordan

105. Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces has been elected as the President of the 73rd UN General Assembly.
She is a diplomat from
1) Eretria
2) Zambia
3) Spain
4) Ecuador
5) Netherlands

106. Which of the following banks recently reported a net loss of Rs 4,876 cr in the first quarter ended Jun
30, 2018? It had reported Rs 7,718-cr loss in the preceding quarter.
1) PNB
2) Bank of Baroda
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3) SBI
4) Canara Bank
5) ICICI Bank

107. Ajay Jayaram and Mithun Manjunath are associated with which of the following games?
1) Tennis
2) Table tennis
3) Squash
4) Snooker
5) Badminton

108. The factory production, measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), remained at what percent
in Jun 2018?
1) 6 per cent
2) 6.5 per cent
3) 7 per cent
4) 7.5 per cent
5) 8 per cent

109. Exim Bank of India has signed a pact related to blockchain technology with member development
banks of BRICS. The present Managing Director of the Exim Bank of India is
1) Subhash Chandra Khuntia
2) David Rasquinha
3) Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
4) Hemant Contractor
5) RS Sharma

110. Paresh Sukthankar resigned recently as the Deputy Managing Director of which of the following
private sector banks?
1) HDFC Bank
2) ICICI Bank
3) Axis Bank
4) Kotak Mahindra Bank
5) Federal Bank

111. Mirabai Chanu pulled out of the Asian Games recently due to a lower back injury. She is an Indian
1) Wrestler
2) Weightlifter
3) Boxer
4) Archer
5) Shooter

112. VS Naipaul passed away recently. He was a Nobel prize-winning


1) politician
2) administrator
3) physicist
4) author
5) economist

113. The Ural Mountains or simply the Urals, are a mountain range situated in which country?
1) China
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2) Japan
3) Russia
4) Mexico
5) Australia

114. Justice MR Shah took oath as the new Chief Justice of which of the
following High Courts?
1) Gujarat High Court
2) Madras High Court
3) Gauhati High Court
4) Allahabad High Court
5) Patna High Court

115. The Civil Aviation Ministry has approved a proposal for setting up of water
aerodromes initially in Chilika Lake in Odisha and Sardar Sarovar Dam and Sabarmati River Front in
1) Gujarat
2) Maharashtra
3) Himachal Pradesh
4) Punjab
5) Haryana

116. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched a
defence industrial corridor recently in
1) Gorakhpur
2) Varanasi
3) Aligarh
4) Ghaziabad
5) Lucknow

117. Bajaj Allianz has entered into a bancassurance deal with Vijaya Bank. The public sector bank Vijaya
Bank is headquartered in
1) Bengaluru
2) Chennai
3) Manipal
4) Hyderabad
5) Kochi

118. ________ has become the first bank in the country to introduce Iris Scan Authentication feature for
Aadhaar-based transactions through its micro ATM tablets.
1) ICICI Bank
2) Axis Bank
3) HDFC Bank
4) YES Bank
5) Kotak Mahindra Bank

119. The biennial SCO Peace Mission Exercise for the year 2018 will be conducted from 22 to 29 Aug 2018
at Chebarkul, Chelyabinsk in
1) China
2) Kazakhstan
3) Uzbekistan
4) Russia
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5) Kyrgyzstan

120. The World Humanitarian Day is observed every year on which date?
1) 01 Aug
2) 09 Aug
3) 19 Aug
4) 29 Aug
5) 31 Aug

121. The National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB) is an Indian autonomous research
establishment which is situated in
1) Bengaluru
2) Chennai
3) Hyderabad
4) Gurugram
5) Mumbai

122. James Anderson recently became the first man to take 100 Test wickets at Lord's when he dismissed
India’s Murali Vijay. Anderson plays for
1) Australia
2) England
3) West Indies
4) South Africa
5) New Zealand

123. The Parliament has passed the National Sports University Bill. The Bill seeks to establish a first-of-its-
kind National Sports University in which state for the promotion of sports?
1) Manipur
2) Assam
3) Haryana
4) Punjab
5) Bihar

124. The powerful recent earthquake lifted the Lombok island by as much as 25 centimetres (10 inches).
The island is situated in
1) Japan
2) China
3) Thailand
4) Italy
5) Indonesia

125. NASA launched USD 1.5-bn unmanned probe ‘Parker’ recently to unlock the mysteries of
1) Jupiter
2) Saturn
3) Pluto
4) Sun
5) Mars

126. Satya Nadella recently netted over USD 35 mn after selling shares of which company? He is the CEO
of the company.
1) IBM
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2) Lenovo
3) Alphabet
4) Oracle
5) Microsoft

127. Who among the following won the 2018 Vietnam Open Badminton tournament recently?
1) Sourabh Verma
2) Shesar Hiren Rhustavito
3) Ajay Jayaram
4) Wahyu Nayaka
5) Lin Dan

128. The World Elephant Day is observed every year on which date?
1) 02 Aug
2) 12 Aug
3) 22 Aug
4) 25 Aug
5) 31 Aug

129. China is building a deep sea port in Kyaukpyu which is situated in


1) Sri Lanka
2) Thailand
3) Myanmar
4) Bangladesh
5) Maldives

130. Under Section 8 (1) (c) of the RBI Act, 1934, RBI Governor and a maximum of four Deputy Governors
can be considered as official directors. There can be how many non-official directors on the board of the
RBI?
1) Four
2) Six
3) Eight
4) Ten
5) No such provision

131. Kenneth I Juster is the present ambassador of which of the following countries to India?
1) US
2) UK
3) Australia
4) Canada
5) France

132. ________ is the cleanest railway station in A-1 category stations. This was announced by Railway
Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi recently.
1) Tirupati
2) Chennai
3) Hyderabad
4) Jodhpur
5) Jaipur

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133. ________ has been appointed the new Chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL)
under the Ministry of Power.
1) MR Shah
2) Gita Mittal
3) Vineet Saran
4) Indira Banerjee
5) Manjula Chellur

134. The retail inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), for the month of Jul (2018) remained
at what per cent?
1) 2.36 per cent
2) 3.23 percent
3) 4.17 per cent
4) 4.92 per cent
5) 5.12 per cent

135. Somnath Chaterjee passed away recently. He was a 10-time Lok Sabha MP and the former
1) Vice President
2) Lok Sabha Speaker
3) Deputy Chairman Rajya Sabha
4) Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha
5) Home Minister

136. Which city has been ranked first in the Ease of Living Index launched by Housing and Urban Affairs
Ministry?
1) Chandigarh
2) Triputi
3) Greater Mumbai
4) Delhi
5) Pune

137. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has to decided to digitally encrypt question papers
for the Class X and Class XII examinations and has tied up with
1) TCS
2) Infosys
3) Microsoft
4) Wipro
5) IBM

138. As per the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) scheme, an overdraft of up to what amount is
available to one account holder (preferably the woman) per household after six months of satisfactory
conduct of account?
1) Rs 500
2) Rs 1,000
3) Rs 2,000
4) Rs 5,000
5) Rs 10,000

139. Usha Ananthasubramanian was dismissed by the govt recently as MD and CEO of which of the
following banks? Her powers were seized earlier.
1) Dena Bank
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2) Allahabad Bank
3) Canara Bank
4) Bank of India
5) Corporation Bank

140. The Supreme Court recently approved coloured stickers on vehicles to indicate nature of fuel. Now, the
hologram-based sticker of light-blue colour will be used on vehicles run by
1) petrol and CNG
2) diesel
3) hydrogen fuel
4) battery
5) methanol

141. Balram Das Tandon passed away recently. He was the present governor of which of the following
states?
1) Chhattisgarh
2) Jharkhand
3) Himachal Pradesh
4) Uttarakhand
5) Telangana

142. Which of the following has become the first Indian tribal language to get a Wikipedia edition in its own
script?
1) Manipuri
2) Bodo
3) Dogri
4) Santhali
5) Meitei

143. Who among the following won the 2018 Rogers Cup tennis championships recently?
1) Stefanos Tsitsipas
2) Rafael Nadal
3) Thomas Fabbiano
4) John Isner
5) Roger Federer

144. ISRO has announced that India will launch its second lunar mission on Jan 3, 2019 to land on the moon
with a lander and rover. The present chairman of ISRO is
1) Koppillil Radhakrishnan
2) Mylswamy Annadurai
3) BN Suresh
4) Roddam Narasimha
5) Kailasavadivoo Sivan

145. Who among the following has topped ‘Women who Changed the World’ list prepared by BBC?
1) Jane Austen
2) Florence Nightingale
3) Marie Curie
4) Margaret Thatcher
5) Mother Teresa

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146. Which country recently returned a 12th century Buddha statue to India stolen nearly 60 years ago?
1) UK
2) US
3) Germany
4) France
5) China

147. Ajit Wadekar passed away recently. He was the former captain of Indian
1) hockey team
2) football team
3) basketball team
4) volleyball team
5) cricket team

148. A special meeting of senior officials of the BIMSTEC was held in Kathmandu recently. Which of the
following countries is NOT a member of the grouping?
1) Thailand
2) Myanmar
3) Philippines
4) Bhutan
5) Nepal

149. Who among the following is the Minister for Electronics & Information Technology in the present
Union Cabinet? He released the document ‘Digital North East Vision 2022’ in Guwahati recently.
1) Manoj Sinha
2) DV Sadananda Gowda
3) Dharmendra Pradhan
4) Ravi Shankar Prasad
5) Ananth Kumar

150. The report on station cleanliness, conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI), was released recently.
Which station in ‘A’ category has topped in the country?
1) Warangal
2) Marwar
3) Phulera
4) Jaipur
5) Tirupati

151. The wholesale inflation remained at what per cent in Jul 2018 as per the data released by the govt?
1) 8.12 per cent
2) 5.77 per cent
3) 5.09 per cent
4) 4.17 per cent
5) 3.87 per cent

152. Ramesh Powar has been named head coach of the national women's cricket team till the ICC World
T20 scheduled to be held in Nov 2018 in
1) West Indies
2) England
3) Australia
4) South Africa
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5) New Zealand

153. The Davis Cup is a premier international team event in men's


1) badminton
2) hockey
3) squash
4) billiards
5) tennis

154. PM Narendra Modi recently announced a manned space mission taking


Indian astronauts to space on board 'Gaganyaan' by
1) 2019
2) 2020
3) 2021
4) 2022
5) 2023

155. Which of the following firms has announced to formally launch its messaging app ‘Kimbho’?
1) Paytm
2) Patanjali
3) Bharti Airtel
4) Reliance Jio
5) Infosys

156. As announced by PM Narendra Modi recently, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan (Ayushman
Bharat) will be launched on Sep 25 on the birth anniversary of
1) Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay
2) Keshav Baliram Hedgewar
3) MS Golwalkar
4) Nanaji Deshmukh
5) Syama Prasad Mukherjee

157. The public sector bank Corporation Bank is running ‘halla bol’ recovery campaign for NPAs. The
bank, headed by Jai Kumar Garg, is headquartered in
1) Chennai
2) Bengaluru
3) Hyderabad
4) Mangalore
5) Mumbai

158. Which country recently imposed up to 140 per cent tax on rice, alcohol and cars imported from the US?
1) UK
2) Iran
3) Turkey
4) North Korea
5) China

159. The Mullaperiyar Dam is a masonry gravity dam on the Periyar River in the Indian state of
1) Karnataka
2) Kerala
3) Andhra Pradesh
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4) Telangana
5) Odisha

160. A cyber fraud of more than Rs 900 mn took place at Cosmos Bank due to a malware-based attack on
the bank's IT system recently. The bank is based in
1) New Delhi
2) Kolkata
3) Manipal
4) Bhopal
5) Pune

161. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched Unified Payments Interface (UPI)
2.0, which allows customers to link to UPI their
1) loan account
2) NRE account
3) NRO account
4) overdraft account
5) All the above

162. The former Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away recently. The three
time Prime Minister of India was first sworn in for the post in May
1) 1996
2) 1998
3) 1999
4) 2001
5) 2004

163. President Ram Nath Kovind recently greeted which of the following communities on the eve of
Navroz, their New Year?
1) Jain
2) Parsi
3) Buddhist
4) Wahabi
5) Sikh

164. The navies of ________ and India are going to conduct joint exercises to commemorate the 25th
anniversary of the maritime bilateral relations between the two countries.
1) Japan
2) Sri Lanka
3) Indonesia
4) South Korea
5) Singapore

165. Mario Abdo Benítez was sworn in as the new President in which of the following countries recently?
1) Uruguay
2) Ghana
3) Paraguay
4) Colombia
5) Peru

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166. India’s Nihal Sarin is associated with which of the following games? The 14-year-old was in news
recently.
1) Polo
2) Golf
3) Shooting
4) Archery
5) Chess

167. Which of the following telecom firms has launched ‘WINGS’, a VOIP based service?
1) BSNL
2) MTNL
3) Bharti Airtel
4) Idea
5) Reliance Jio

168. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has launched ‘RUCO’ initiative for
collection and conversion of used cooking oil to bio-diesel. Letter ‘R’ in RUCO means
1) Recreate
2) Restoration
3) Refining
4) Repurpose
5) Reprocess

169. The Indian Govt recently released additional fund for the Postal Highway being constructed in
Southern Plains of
1) Sri Lanka
2) Myanmar
3) Nepal
4) Bangladesh
5) Afghanistan

170. The 24th World Congress of Philosophy (WCP) was held recently in which of the following cities?
1) New Delhi
2) Beijing
3) Tokyo
4) Manila
5) Rome

171. Who among the following is the first and only person since Jawaharlal Nehru to occupy the office of
the Prime Minister of India through three successive Lok Sabhas?
1) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
2) Indira Gandhi
3) Lal Bahadur Shashtri
4) Manmohan Singh
5) Morarji Desai

172. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) recently launched Unified Payments Interface
(UPI) 2.0. The first version of the UPI was launched in Apr
1) 2012
2) 2013
3) 2014
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4) 2015
5) 2016

173. The 11th World Hindi Conference was held recently in which country? PM Praveen Kumar Jagannath
inaugurated the conference in Port Louis.
1) Suriname
2) Trinidad and Tobago
3) Mauritius
4) Fiji
5) Djibouti

174. Which country will get interest repayment (about Rs 2,800 cr every year) in perpetuity for the low-cost
loan that it extended to India for building the western dedicated rail freight corridor?
1) US
2) China
3) Germany
4) Japan
5) France

175. As per the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the Income Tax collection in the country stood at
what amount during 2017-18?
1) Rs 8.06 tn
2) Rs 10.03 tn
3) Rs 11.08 tn
4) Rs 12.25 tn
5) Rs 14.24 tn

176. Who among the following has/have been awarded the annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine
and Biomedical Research for the cancer therapy?
1) Steven Rosenberg
2) Carl June
3) James Allison
4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 3)

177. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was re-elected as president in which of the following countries recently?
1) Peru
2) Mali
3) Chile
4) Colombia
5) Ghana

178. Which of the following is the world's most liveable city in the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global
Liveability Index, 2018?
1) Vancouver
2) Sydney
3) Calgary
4) Melbourne
5) Vienna

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179. Who among the following has been ranked first (India’s wealthiest women) in the Kotak Wealth
Hurun-Leading Wealthy Women 2018 list?
1) Ms Smitha
2) Sangita Jindal
3) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
4) Indu Jain
5) Roshni Nadar

180. Which of the following countries has announced to invest $15 bn in Turkey? Turkey is grappling with a
collapsing currency.
1) UAE
2) Saudi Arabia
3) Qatar
4) Iraq
5) Iran

181. The Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has asked the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
to declare 2019 as International Year of
1) Wheat
2) Cheese
3) Maize
4) Millets
5) Pulses

182. Esow Alben recently created history by claiming India's first ever medal (a silver) at the UCI Junior
World Championships in Aigle, Switzerland. He is a
1) Shooter
2) Shuttler
3) Archer
4) Motorist
5) Cyclist

183. The 18th edition of the Asian Games is being hosted by the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.
The Asian Games first began in 1951 in
1) New Delhi
2) Tokyo
3) Manila
4) Kuala Lumpur
5) Beijing

184. Aretha Franklin passed away recently. She was a legendary


1) dancer
2) actor
3) singer
4) boxer
5) astronaut

185. Who won the women’s singles title of the 2018 Vietnam Open badminton tournament?
1) Han Yue
2) Yeo Jia Min
3) Misato Aratama
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4) Akane Watanabe
5) Chiharu Shida

186. Viraj Madappa has become the youngest Indian to win Asian Tour title. He is a
1) chess player
2) golfer
3) table tennis player
4) squash player
5) professional boxer

187. Which of the following brands has been ranked as India’s most patriotic brand in a recent survey
conducted by the data analytics firm YouGov?
1) BSNL
2) Reliance Jio
3) Patanjali
4) SBI
5) Tata Motors

188. The Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan recently inaugurated wildlife genetic
resource bank at the Laboratory for Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES) in which city?
1) Bengaluru
2) Mumbai
3) Chennai
4) Bhopal
5) Hyderabad

189. Which of the following is the first among all states in the country to provide Right to Skills'
Development to the youth?
1) Chhattisgarh
2) Rajasthan
3) Madhya Pradesh
4) Assam
5) Kerala

190. Who among the following lead the Indian contingent as flagbearer at the opening ceremony of the 2018
Asian Games?
1) Vijay Kumar
2) Saurav Ghosal
3) Neeraj Chopra
4) Divij Sharan
5) Ankita Raina

191. Imran Khan was sworn as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan recently. He belongs to which of the
following political parties?
1) Pakistan Muslim League
2) Pakistan People’s Party
3) Pakistan Democratic Party
4) Muhajir Qaumi Movement
5) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

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192. MD Ranganath resigned as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of which of
the following IT firms recently?
1) Wipro
2) Infosys
3) TCS
4) HCL
5) Tech Mahindra

193. Which of the following teams won the final of the South Asian Football
Federation (SAFF) Under-15 Women's Championship in Thimpu, Bhutan
recently?
1) Bangladesh
2) Nepal
3) Pakistan
4) India
5) Sri Lanka

194. India successfully flight tested the indigenously developed helicopter launched anti-tank guided missile
named
1) RUSTAM
2) PRAHAR
3) HELINA
4) VAJRA
5) TRISHUL

195. The External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated “Panini Language Laboratory” at Mahatma
Gandhi Institute (MGI) in which country recently?
1) Mauritius
2) Suriname
3) South Africa
4) Trinidad and Tobago
5) Fiji

196. Bajrang Punia won the first gold medal for India at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. He plays
1) Wrestling
2) Weightlifting
3) Boxing
4) Javelin throw
5) Discuss throw

197. Jose Graziano da Silva is the present Director-General of which of the following organisations of the
United Nations?
1) International Telecommunication Union
2) International Maritime Organization
3) International Labour Organization
4) International Civil Aviation Organization
5) Food and Agriculture Organization

198. KS Srinivas has taken over as the Chairman of the Marine Products Export Development Authority
(MPEDA). The MPEDA is based in
1) Mumbai
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2) Chennai
3) Kandla
4) Kochi
5) Vishakhapatnam

199. Which of the following firms has introduced a new social media app called ‘Cameos’ especially for
celebrities?
1) Google
2) Twitter
3) Facebook
4) Microsoft
5) Reddit

200. The govt has accepted the resignation of Sriram Kalyanaraman. He was the Managing Director of
1) Allahabad Bank
2) National Housing Bank
3) SIDBI
4) NABARD
5) Corporation Bank

201. Aadhaar-issuing body UIDAI has finally announced a phased rollout of face recognition feature. The
present CEO of the UIDAI is
1) Ajay Bhushan Pandey
2) Indu Bhushan
3) Prakash Kumar
4) Yaduvendra Mathur
5) David Rasquinha

202. ________ has announced to invest $2.3 bn towards capex on its oil and gas activities in India in the
'near-term' to increase the reserve base by around 375 mn barrels.
1) IOC
2) HPCL
3) RIL
4) Essar
5) Vedanta

203. Bamako is the capital city of which of the following countries?


1) Maldives
2) Kenya
3) Mali
4) Ghana
5) Myanmar

204. During his recent visit to which country, PM Narendra Modi announced to build a Mahatma Gandhi
Heritage Centre in Jinja town where a statue of the Father of the nation stands?
1) Mauritius
2) Suriname
3) Uruguay
4) Uganda
5) Fiji

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205. The secretariat of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) is located in which
of the following cities?
1) New Delhi
2) Kuala Lumpur
3) Manila
4) Bangkok
5) Colombo

206. The Taliban insurgents kidnapped over hundred bus passengers in Kunduz province in which country
recently?
1) Pakistan
2) Afghanistan
3) Tajikistan
4) Iran
5) Uzbekistan

207. Who among the following recently created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to bag
a gold medal at Asian Games?
1) Ritu Phogat
2) Sakshi Malik
3) Babita Kumari
4) Vinesh Phogat
5) Geeta Phogat

208. Which firm has been ranked as the top company globally on Fortune's 'Change The World' list that
ranked companies using the profit motive to help the planet and tackle social problems?
1) Kroger
2) Alibaba
3) Bank of America
4) Merck
5) Reliance Jio

209. SS Mundra has been appointed as an independent director on the board of which of the following
firms?
1) Indiabulls Housing Finance
2) Mahindra Finance
3) Air India
4) HDFL
5) LIC Housing Finance

210. Who among the following was awarded the prestigious WHO World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award for
his extraordinary contribution towards tobacco control?
1) Faggan Singh Kulaste
2) Anupriya Patel
3) SK Arora
4) Arvinder Singh Soin
5) Naresh Trehan

211. Which of the following states has decided to rename the new capital city Naya Raipur as Atal Nagar?
1) Jharkhand
2) Chhattisgarh
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3) Uttarakhand
4) Himachal Pradesh
5) Odisha

212. Saurabh Chaudhary won a gold medal at the Asian Games in which of the following games?
1) Shooting
2) Boxing
3) Weightlifting
4) Archery
5) Wrestling

213. Naorem Roshibini Devi and Santosh Kumar are associated with which of the following games? They
are part of India’s contingent sent to Indonesia for Asian Games.
1) Javelin throw
2) Discuss throw
3) Luge
4) Pole vault
5) Wushu

214. Gurudas Kamat passed away recently. He was the former Union Minister of State for
1) External Affairs
2) Corporate Affairs
3) Finance
4) Home Affairs
5) Health

215. The NPPA is empowered to fix a ceiling on the rates of certain medicines. The full form of the term
NPPA is
1) National Pharmaceutical Promotion Authority
2) National Pharmaceutical Protection Authority
3) National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority
4) National Pharmaceutical Procurement Authority
5) None of these

216. Itsunori Onodera visited New Delhi recently. He is the present Defence Minister of which of the
following countries?
1) South Korea
2) Japan
3) Vietnam
4) Myanmar
5) Philippines

217. Chris Daniels met Minister for Electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad, in New Delhi recently. He is
the present Chief Executive Officer of which of the following firms?
1) Hike
2) Reddit
3) Twitter
4) WhatsApp
5) Uber

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218. The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec) army
exercises are scheduled to be held in Sep 2018 in
1) Pune
2) Jaipur
3) Agartala
4) Chennai
5) Vishakhapatnam

219. Who among the following has been appointed as the new governor of Jammu & Kashmir?
1) Kaptan Singh Solanki
2) Tathagata Roy
3) Ganga Prasad
4) Baby Rani Maurya
5) Satya Pal Malik

220. Lalji Tandon has been appointed as the new governor of which of the following states?
1) Uttar Pradesh
2) Rajasthan
3) Bihar
4) Haryana
5) Madhya Pradesh

221. Satyadev Narayan Arya has been appointed as the new governor of which of the following states?
1) Haryana
2) Punjab
3) Bihar
4) Uttar Pradesh
5) Jharkhand

222. The digital savings bank accounts that can be opened online instantly have become a hit with youngsters. YONO
is such an account launched by
1) Kotak Mahindra Bank
2) RBL Bank
3) Axis Bank
4) ICICI Bank
5) SBI

223. As per the Moody’s Investors Service, the Indian economy is expected to grow by (around) what per
cent in 2018 and 2019?
1) 7 per cent
2) 7.1 per cent
3) 7.3 per cent
4) 7.5 per cent
5) 8 per cent

224. Scott Morrison is set to become the new Prime Minister in which of the following countries? He won a
Liberal party leadership vote recently.
1) Canada
2) New Zealand
3) Australia
4) England
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5) Sweden

225. A panel set up by the Department of Telecom to prepare a roadmap for rollout of 5G telephony in India
expects the service to be operational by 2020. The panel was headed by
1) Aruna Sundararajan
2) Sunil Bharti Mittal
3) AJ Paulraj
4) Nandan Nilekani
5) Sam Pitroda

226. Sanjeev Rajput clinched a silver medal at the 18th Asian Games recently. He is an Indian
1) boxer
2) shooter
3) archer
4) triple jumper
5) javelin thrower

227. The Receivables Exchange of India (RXIL) recently announced that the first public sector enterprise to
make a transaction on the “TReDS platform” is
1) BEL
2) EIL
3) IOC
4) HAL
5) ONGC

228. The Kempegowda International Airport has emerged as the second fastest growing airport in the world
in the first half of 2018. It is situated in
1) Bengaluru
2) Chennai
3) Hyderabad
4) Kochi
5) Vishakhapatnam

229. Which country recently unveiled its first domestic fighter jet named ‘KOWSAR’?
1) North Korea
2) Pakistan
3) Iran
4) Philippines
5) Japan

230. Who among the following has been appointed as the new governor of Uttarakhand?
1) Baby Rani Maurya
2) Kaptan Singh Solanki
3) Tathagata Roy
4) Ganga Prasad
5) Satya Pal Malik

231. Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan won gold medal in men’s doubles event of which of the following
games at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta?
1) Badminton
2) Squash
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3) Snooker
4) Table tennis
5) Tennis

232. India won silver medal in women’s Kabaddi final after losing to which
country in the final at the Asian Games 2018?
1) Iran
2) Pakistan
3) Bangladesh
4) Malaysia
5) Japan

233. The Nallur Kantha Swamy festival started in which of the following
countries recently?
1) Myanmar
2) Nepal
3) Bhutan
4) Sri Lanka
5) Indonesia

234. A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck along Peru's border with Brazil recently. The capital of
Peru is
1) Bamako
2) Maputo
3) Lima
4) Baku
5) Manama

235. _____ has been appointed the head of the group of ministers set up to advise PM Narendra Modi on
whether to continue with or withdraw from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
negotiations.
1) Nirmala Sitharaman
2) Suresh Prabhu
3) Nitin Gadkari
4) Arun Jaitley
5) Ananth Kumar

236. The state cabinet in which state recently gave its approval to waiving Rs 301.63 bn farm loans in
respect of nationalised or commercial banks?
1) Kerala
2) Karnataka
3) Tamil Nadu
4) Odisha
5) Rajasthan

237. Which of the following cities hosted the sixth edition of International Buddhist Conclave 2018?
1) Patna
2) Lucknow
3) Rajgir
4) New Delhi
5) Shimla
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238. Who among the following has been appointed as the brand ambassador of the Mumbai-based Sanjay
Gandhi National Park?
1) Priyanka Chopra
2) Sonam Kapoor
3) Sonali Bendre
4) Madhuri Dixit
5) Raveena Tandon

239. The six northern states and the Union Territory of Chandigarh have decided to set up a centralised
secretariat to fight drug menace in which city?
1) Panchkula (Haryana)
2) Patiala (Punjab)
3) Patna (Bihar)
4) Lucknow (UP)
5) Bhopal (MP)

240. Which country recently announced that it has successfully tested hypersonic aircraft which Xingkong-
2?
1) Russia
2) North Korea
3) China
4) Iran
5) South Korea

241. Former President Pranab Mukherjee has launched which mobile application that allows voters to rate
and review their political representatives?
1) RAJNEETI
2) PRATINIDHI
3) NETA
4) POLITICIAN
5) RAJNETA

242. Which of the following airlines operator in India will fly the country’s first flight using biofuel?
1) Air India
2) IndiGo
3) GoAir
4) SpiceJet
5) Jet Airways

243. 2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Peace Mission held in


1) Kyrgyzstan
2) China
3) India
4) Tajikistan
5) Russia

244. The multi-State Cooperative Society under Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Tribal Cooperative Marketing
Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) is headquartered in
1) Gurugram
2) New Delhi
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3) Panchkula
4) Bengaluru
5) Gwalior

245. Which Space Agency has successfully launched wind-sensing satellite named Aeolus into orbit on
board of Vega rocket?
1) European Space Agency
2) NASA
3) ISRO
4) JAXA
5) ROSCOSMOS

246. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has recently approved procurement of how many 155 mm
Advanced Towed Artillery Gun Systems for Indian Army at approximate cost of Rs 3,364.78 crores?
1) 100
2) 120
3) 150
4) 200
5) 500

247. Which Indian armed force has recently launched Trans-Himalayan Mountain Terrain Biking
Expedition (THE MTB) as part of its celebration of 86th Anniversary on Oct 08, 2018?
1) Indian Army
2) Indian Air Force
3) Indian Navy
4) Indian Coastal Guard
5) None of these

248. Which among the following is not the full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)?
1) India
2) China
3) Russia
4) Iran
5) Kazakhstan

249. India’s first captive-born Humboldt Penguin passed away. He was named
1) Freedom Penguin
2) Independence Penguin
3) Independent Baby
4) Indian Baby
5) Freedom Baby

250. The International Water Colour Festival 2018 held in which Indian cities?
1) Ranchi
2) Bhopal
3) Indore
4) Varanasi
5) Mathura

251. The third edition of Indian Ocean Conference held recently in


1) Italy
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2) Vietnam
3) Japan
4) Sri Lanka
5) India

252. India’s first interstate connected wind power project commissioned in


1) Gandhinagar
2) Amritsar
3) Bhuj
4) Varanasi
5) Tirunelveli

253. Which IIT has recently launched an exclusive incubator 'Fabless Chip Design Incubator (FabCI)' to
boost chip design?
1) IIT Bengaluru
2) IIT Delhi
3) IIT Kharagpur
4) IIT Hyderabad
5) IIT Ranchi

254. Who has been named the 2018 Game Changer of the Year award?
1) Indra Nooyi
2) Anil Ambani
3) Kokos Jiang
4) Mira Rai
5) None of these

255. Which country has won the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup?
1) Spain
2) France
3) Brazil
4) England
5) Japan

256. The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), one of India’s premier avian research institutes, will
start operating its first regional centre or avi-fauna observatory on the campus of Wetland Research and
Training Centre near Chilika Lake. Chilika Lake is in
1) Gujarat
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Odisha
4) Arunachal Pradesh
5) Uttrakhand

257. Who has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO?
1) Dr S Christopher
2) Dr Manas K Mandal
3) Tessy Thomas
4) Dr G. Satheesh Reddy
5) None of these

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258. The union ministry of home affairs (MHA) revoked security clearance of which government’s state-
funded English news broadcaster?
1) Afghanistan
2) Iraq
3) Italy
4) Qatar
5) Pakistan

259. India and which country has recently signed second protocol amending Comprehensive Economic
Cooperation Agreement (CECA) in New Delhi?
1) Australia
2) US
3) Japan
4) China
5) Singapore

260. Who has authored the latest book, "Atal Ji Ne Kaha" on the BJP patriarch and former Prime Minister
Atal Bihari Vajpayee?
1) Narendra Modi
2) Brijendra Rehi
3) Ramachandra Guha
4) Injeti Srinivas
5) K V R Murty

261. The G20 digital economy ministerial meeting held in which country recently?
1) Australia
2) Canada
3) Argentina
4) Saudi Arabia
5) Germany

262. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) announced new measure to make facial recognition
mandatory for every authentication that requires Aadhaar. Who is the current chairman of UIDAI?
1) Ajay Tyagi
2) Injeti Srinivas
3) Nandan Nilekani
4) Ajay Bahl
5) K V R Murty

263. Which Indian armed forces formally launched The Stores, Proactive, Efficient and Expeditious
Despatch of Extra Size/ Wt Consignment (SPEEDEX) contract?
1) Indian Army
2) Indian Air Force
3) Indian Navy
4) Indian Coastal Guard
5) None of these

264. Which organization has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Integrated
Defence Staff of the Defence Ministry to set up satellite-enabled telemedicine nodes aims to improve
emergency medical support to Indian soldiers posted in high-altitude areas, especially Siachen?
1) ISRO
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2) DRDO
3) TRAI
4) Indian Air Force
5) Indian Navy

265. Which among the following is India’s only aircraft carrier to have marine hydraulic system?
1) INS Vikrant
2) INS Sahyadri
3) INS Satpura
4) INS Vikramaditya
5) None of these

266. Which state govt has sought revival of Cheetah Reintroduction Project to reintroduce Cheetahs in
Nauradehi sanctuary located in Sagar district of state?
1) Karnataka
2) Kerala
3) Tamil Nadu
4) Goa
5) Madhya Pradesh

267. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has recently approved procurement of 111 utility helicopters
for Indian Navy at an approximate cost of
1) Rs 15,000 crore
2) Rs 18,000 crore
3) Rs 20,000 crore
4) Rs 21,000 crore
5) Rs 25,000 crore

268. Which city hosted the 2018 India Banking Conclave (IBC) to address issues of India’s Banking Sector?
1) Bengaluru
2) New Delhi
3) Chennai
4) Chandigarh
5) Bhopal

269. Tejinder Pal Singh Toor won Gold medal at 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games held in Indonesia.
He is associated with which sports?
1) Boxing
2) Shot-putter
3) Javelin
4) Rowing
5) Wrestling

270. Fouaad Mirza has become the first Indian to win an Asian Games individual medal in which sports?
1) Sprinting
2) Table Tennis
3) Badminton
4) Gymnastics
5) Equestrian

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271. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) unveiled details of its first
indigenous human space mission dubbed as Gaganyaan to be launched in
1) 2019
2) 2020
3) 2021
4) 2022
5) 2023

272. Which search engine giant has recently unveiled Project Navlekha to
make online content relevant for more Indian users especially in local
languages?
1) Yahoo
2) Yandex
3) Google
4) Bing
5) None of these

273. Union govt has recently inked loan agreement of what amount with World Bank to scale-up India’s
energy efficiency program?
1) $200 million
2) $205 million
3) $215 million
4) $220 million
5) $225 million

274. Which legislative assembly of the country has unanimously passed Indian Penal Code (Amendment)
Bill, 2018 and Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill, 2018 to make sacrilege of all religious texts
punishable with life imprisonment?
1) Haryana
2) Goa
3) Bihar
4) Maharashtra
5) Punjab

275. The Odisha govt has recently launched which programme to identify and to give recognition to the
young achievers of the state?
1) Mu Bharat, Mu Odisha
2) Mu Hero, Mu Odisha
3) Mu Startup, Mu Odisha
4) Mu Rajya, Mu Odisha
5) Mu Nation, Mu Odisha

276. Which Indian economist has been appointed assistant secretary-general and head of the New York
Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)?
1) Satya S Tripathi
2) Amartya Sen
3) Raghuram Rajan
4) Arvind Subramanian
5) C. Rangarajan

277. Who has become the first-ever Indian javelin-thrower to win an Asian Games gold medal?
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1) Devendra Jhajharia
2) Deepa Malik
3) Neeraj Chopra
4) Jagdish Bishnoi
5) Narender Ranbir

278. Gopal Bose has passed away, recently. He was associated with
1) Print Media
2) Politician
3) Boxing
4) Cricket
5) Journalism

279. Who has become the first-ever Indian shuttler to enter a badminton final at the Asian Games?
1) Kidambi Srikanth
2) PV Sindhu
3) Saina Nehwal
4) Ajay Jayaram
5) Ashwini Ponnappa

280. The National Sports Day is celebrated every year on


1) Aug 26
2) Aug 27
3) Aug 28
4) Aug 29
5) Aug 30

281. India has recently signed Air Services agreement with which country?
1) Rawanda
2) Morocco
3) USA
4) Bulgaria
5) Sri Lanka

282. The third edition of World’s Biggest Open Innovation Model - Smart India Hackathon 2019 launched
in
1) Gurugram
2) Bengaluru
3) New Delhi
4) Gwalior
5) Ahmedabad

283. The Union govt, the World Bank and which state govt have recently signed a USD 250 million
development policy loan (DPL) to support the state in improving the performance of its Electricity
Distribution Sector under the State’s ‘24x7 Power for All’ program?
1) Rajasthan
2) Punjab
3) Haryana
4) Bihar
5) Kerala

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284. Which among the following cities host the 4th Asian electoral stakeholders forum (AESF-IV)?
1) New Delhi
2) Naypyidaw
3) Thimphu
4) Kabul
5) Colombo

285. India has recently signed MoU with which country in insurance regulatory sector?
1) UK
2) Australia
3) Japan
4) USA
5) France

286. Union govt has constituted new 21-member advisory panel on science, technology and innovation
called Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC). The panel will
be headed by
1) Sunil Mehta
2) Piyush Goyal
3) K Vijay Raghavan
4) C Rangarajan
5) Rajiv Gauba

287. Who won the gold medal in the men's 800m event at the 2018 Asian Games?
1) Hima Das
2) Anand Shetty
3) Makhan Singh
4) Manjit Singh
5) Rajeev Bala Krishnan

288. The first South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Agri Cooperative Business
Forum held in which country?
1) Afghanistan
2) India
3) Bangladesh
4) Bhutan
5) Nepal

289. Which of the following has rated as number one state-owned bank in terms of digital transactions by
department of financial services?
1) Punjab National Bank
2) State Bank of India
3) Indian Overseas Bank
4) Bank of Baroda
5) Canara Bank

290. Which country will host the 2019 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships?
1) Seoul
2) Pyongyang
3) Kathmandu
4) Urgench
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5) Bangkok

291. Which international organisation has approved financial package of $245 million to implement project
for providing safe, sustainable drinking water service to million people in three districts of West Bengal
affected by arsenic, fluoride and salinity?
1) World Bank
2) NDB
3) ADB
4) IMF
5) AIIB

292. Union govt has recently signed loan agreement of what amount with ADB for Madhya Pradesh
irrigation efficiency improvement project?
1) $300 million
2) $325 million
3) $350 million
4) $375 million
5) $400 million

293. Which Indian athletes has won the first men’s triple jump gold at 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian
Games?
1) Nihal Sarkar
2) Arpinder Singh
3) Shivpal Singh
4) Murlikant Petkar
5) Vijay Pal Singh

294. Which state legislative assembly has passed a bill for the creation of three new districts, Pakke-Kesang,
Lepa Rada and Shi Yomi in the state?
1) Telangana
2) Kerala
3) Himachal Pradesh
4) Odisha
5) Arunachal Pradesh

295. Which state has recently extended application of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA)
in the entire state for six more months?
1) Assam
2) Jammu & Kashmir
3) Manipur
4) Nagaland
5) Mizoram

296. RBI in its annual report mentioned that due to the evolving economic conditions, real GDP growth for
2018-19 is expected to increase to
1) 6.7%
2) 6.9%
3) 7.2%
4) 7.4%
5) 7.5%

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297. Which country is going to conduct Vostok-2018 (East-2018) military exercise?
1) India
2) France
3) Russia
4) US
5) Myanmar

298. CCEA approved an umbrella scheme ‘Ocean Services, Technology, Observations, Resources
Modelling and Science (O-SMART)’ for implementation during the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 at an
overall cost of
1) Rs 1550 crore
2) Rs 1600 crore
3) Rs 1623 crore
4) Rs 1650 crore
5) Rs 1675 crore

299. Who among the following has been appointed India’s new High Commissioner to United Kingdom
(UK)?
1) Ruchi Ghanashyam
2) Y K Sinha
3) Pankaj Saran
4) Sandeep Arya
5) Gaurav Sobti

300. Who among the following has become the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian games gold?
1) Pramila Aiyappa
2) Hima Das
3) Manju Bala
4) VS Surekha
5) Swapna Barman

301. One of the popular digital savings bank accounts, 811, has been launched by which of the following
banks?
1) HDFC Bank
2) ICICI Bank
3) Kotak Mahindra Bank
4) Federal Bank
5) Axis Bank

302. The host city for the fourth Summit of Heads of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical
and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is
1) Colombo
2) Thailand
3) New Delhi
4) Dhaka
5) Kathmandu

303. Who among the following is the present Chief Election Commissioner (CEC)?
1) Om Prakash Rawat
2) Sunil Arora
3) Ashok Lavasa
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4) Sharad Kumar
5) KV Chowdary

304. The election commission has said that it is ready for hundred per cent use of VVPAT machines in
upcoming elections. The term VVPAT means
1) Voter Verification Paper Audit Trail
2) Virtual Verification Paper Audit Trail
3) Voluntary Verifiable Paper Audit Trail
4) Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail
5) Voluntary Voter Paper Audit Trail

305. Rahi Sarnobat has become the first Indian female to win a gold medal at the Asian Games in the game
of
1) archery
2) shooting
3) wrestling
4) weightlifting
5) tennis

306. Which of the following firms recently became the first company to cross Rs 8 trillion in terms of
market capitalization?
1) Tata Motors
2) RIL
3) TCS
4) Infosys
5) Wipro

307. The International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism is observed every year
on which date?
1) 02 Aug
2) 11 Aug
3) 21 Aug
4) 25 Aug
5) 31 Aug

308. GC Chaturvedi is the present chairman of which of the following banks?


1) ICICI Bank
2) HDFC Bank
3) Axis Bank
4) RBL Bank
5) IDFC Bank

309. The board of directors of which of the following firms recently approved the acquisition of six crore
shares at a maximum of Rs 1,500 apiece in a buyback worth Rs 9,000 cr?
1) Mahindra & Mahindra
2) Infosys
3) L&T
4) Bajaj Finserv
5) Bharti Airtel

310. Ganga Prasad has been appointed as the new governor of which of the following states?
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1) Tripura
2) Mizoram
3) Assam
4) West Bengal
5) Sikkim

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