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Friday, May 17, 2024



[Q] What is the theme of ‘World Liver Day 2024’?

(a) Keep your liver healthy and disease-free

(b) Be Vigilant, Get Regular Liver Check-Ups

(c) Keep your liver healthy and disease-free

(d) Spreading awareness about liver-related issues

[ANS] a


[Q] Recently, who has been selected for the Malcolm Adiseshia Award 2023?

(a) VikasKumar

(b) Utsa Patnaik

(c) Sushma Sinha

(d) Prabhat Patnaik

[ANS] b


[Q] Lakshmana Tirtha River, recently seen in news, is tributary of which river?

(a) Godavari

(b) Krishna

(c) Narmada

(d) Kaveri

[ANS] d


[Q] What is GPS spoofing, recently seen in the news?

(a) Enhancing GPS accuracy

(b) Broadcasting exact location

(c) Manipulating GPS receivers with false signals

(d) Enhancing privacy of individual

[ANS] c


[Q] Dragonfly rotorcraft mission, recently seen in news, is associated with which space organization?

(a) NASA

(b) ISRO

(c) CNSA

(d) JAXA

[ANS] a


[Q] Which company has received the Navratna status from the Department of Public Enterprise (DPE)?

(a) National Fertilizers Limited

(b) Hindustan Salts Limited

(c) National Bicycle Corporation of India

(d) NEPA Limited

[ANS] a


[Q] Which regulatory body/company has established a new office in GIFT City (Gujarat International Finance Tec-City) in Gujarat?

(a) Solar Energy Corporation of India

(b) Reserve Bank of India

(c) Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency

(d) Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited

[ANS] c


[Q] Who has been appointed as 26th Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy?

(a) Dinesh Kumar Tripathi

(b) Manoj Pande

(c) AnudeepShinde

(d) Mujahid Anwar

[ANS] a


[Q] Who has been appointed as the Director-General (D-G) of National Security Guard (NSG)?

(a) Sandeep Kumar

(b) Anil Choudary

(c) NallathambyKalaiselvi

(d) NalinPrabhat

[ANS] d


[Q] India delivered the first batch of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to _______ (country).

(a) Japan

(b) Philippines

(c) Malaysia

(d) Germany

[ANS] b


[Q] When was the United Nations (UN) Chinese Language Day 2024 observed across the globe?

(a) 17th April 2024

(b) 18th April 2024

(c) 19th April 2024

(d) 20th April 2024

[ANS] d


[Q] After the merger, what position does HDFC Bank hold globally in terms of market capitalization?

(a) First

(b) Second

(c) Third

(d) Fourth

[ANS] d


[Q] What was the percentage increase in net direct tax collections for FY 2023-24 compared to the preceding fiscal year?

(a) 7.40%

(b) 17.70%

(c) 18.48%

(d) 13.06%

[ANS] a


[Q] Which Indian bank made its debut on the list of top 50 banks in the Asia-Pacific region in 2023?

(a) State Bank of India (SBI)

(b) HDFC Bank

(c) ICICI Bank

(d) Axis Bank

[ANS] c


[Q] How long does the Reserve Bank of India typically take to grant the payment aggregator license?

(a) 3 months

(b) 6 months

(c) 9 months

(d) 12 months

[ANS] b


[Q] India recently signed an agreement with which country to operate a large research hub in New Delhi?

(a) Russia

(b) China

(c) Japan

(d) Indonesia

[ANS] a


[Q] Which country has tested the Pyoljji-1-2 anti-aircraft missile?

(a)  Ukraine

(b)  Iran

(c)  North Korea

(d)  Egypt

[ANS] c


[Q] Capri city, recently seen in news, is located in which country?

(a) Iraq

(b) France

(c) Italy

(d) Russia

[ANS] c


[Q] Who has been appointed as the Director General of the National Security Guard (NSG)?

(a) Nayi Pankaj Kumar

(b) Suresh Chand Yadav

(c) Gajender Singh

(d) NalinPrabhat

[ANS] d


[Q] Nagorno-Karabakh Region, recently seen in the news, is located in which mountainous region?

(a) South Caucasus Range

(b) Sayans Range

(c) Verkhoyansk Range

(d) Chersky Range

[ANS] a




[Q] Where is the World Future Energy Summit 2024 being organized?

(a) New Delhi

(b) Dhaka

(c) Dubai

(d) Abu Dhabi

[ANS] d


[Q] Which Indian institution played an important role in the Shri Ram 'Surya Tilak' program in Ayodhya?

(a) IIT Varanasi

(b) IIT Delhi

(c) Indian Institute of Astrophysics

(d) IIT Madras

[ANS] c


[Q] When is the World Heritage Day celebrated every year?

(a) 16 April

(b) 17 April

(c) 18 April

(d) 19 April

[ANS] c


[Q] The joint military exercise Dustlik is being organized between the armies of India and which country?

(a) Germany

(b) Uzbekistan

(c) Mongolia

(d) Brazil

[ANS] b


[Q] Where was the 23rd session of the 'United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues' held?

New Delhi

(b) New York

(c) Paris

(d) The Hague

[ANS] b


[Q] Recently the death anniversary of Nandlal Bose was celebrated, he was related to which field?


(b) Journalism

(c) Painting

(d) Writing

[ANS] c


[Q] Ahmed Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has become the new Prime Minister of which country?

(a) Saudi Arabia

(b) Kuwait

(c) Bahrain

(d) Qatar

[ANS] b


[Q] Which organization has developed Carbon-Carbon (C-C) nozzle for rocket engines?

(a) ISRO

(b) DRDO

(c) BHEL

(d) HAL

[ANS] a


[Q] ISRO has decided to achieve debris-free space by which year?

(a) 2025

(b) 2027

(c) 2030

(d) 2035

[ANS] c


[Q] What is ‘Gaia-BH3’, recently seen in news?

(a) Communication satellite

(b) Nuclear ballistic submarine

(c) Invasive weed

(d) Massive stellar black hole

[ANS] d


[Q] DRDO organized the first international workshop on ‘Emerging Technologies and Challenges for Exoskeleton’ at which place?

(a)  Bengaluru

(b)  Chennai

(c)  Hyderabad

(d)  Bombay

[ANS] a


[Q] Which state received Geographical Indication (GI) tags for 13 new products, including Tirangi Barfi and Banaras Metal Casting Craft?

(a) Madhya Pradesh

(b) Uttarakhand

(c) Maharashtra

(d) Uttar Pradesh

[ANS] d


[Q] Which edition of India-Uzbekistan Joint Military Exercise ‘DUSTLIK 2024’, commenced at Termez District, the Republic of Uzbekistan in April 2024?

(a) 3rd

(b) 5th

(c) 8th

(d) 6th

[ANS] b


[Q] In which state, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has inaugurated the Submersible Platform for Acoustic Characterisation and Evaluation (SPACE), a Testing Hub for Sonar Systems for the Indian Navy?

(a) Navsari, Gujarat

(b) Idukki, Kerala

(c) Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

(d) Mandarmani, West Bengal

[ANS] b


[Q] How many medals were won by the Indian wrestlers in the Asian Wrestling Championships (Seniors) 2024 held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

(a) 10

(b) 7

(c) 8

(d) 9

[ANS] d


[Q] When was the International Day for Monuments and Sites/World Heritage Day 2024 observed across the globe?

(a) 18th April 2024

(b) 15th April 2024

(c) 14th April 2024

(d) 16th April 2024

[ANS] a


[Q] Which regulatory body imposed penalties on the co-operative banks based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance?

(a) SEBI

(b) RBI


(d) FSDC

[ANS] b


[Q] Who developed the indigenous propulsion system for the missile?

(a) Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), Bengaluru

(b) Indian Air Force

(c) Indian Navy

(d) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

[ANS] a


[Q] Which of the following roles were included in the assessment for the ‘Best Airport Staff’ award?

(a) Baggage handling personnel

(b) Air traffic controllers

(c) Immigration and security staff

(d) Airport maintenance crew

[ANS] c


[Q] What is India’s estimated population according to the UNFPA report?

(a) 140.17 crore

(b) 144.17 crore

(c) 146.5 crore

(d) 148.24 crore

[ANS] b


[Q] Which country emerged as the top export market for Indian electronics goods during FY24?

(a) China

(b) United States

(c) Japan

(d) Germany

[ANS] b


[Q] Which organization organized the 16th World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi?

(a) International Renewable Energy Agency

(b) UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators

(c) Masdar

(d) Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company

[ANS] c


[Q] What role did the Indian Air Force play in monitoring the flight of the missile?

(a) Monitoring from Su-30-Mk-I aircraft

(b) Piloting the missile

(c) Deploying additional radar systems

(d) Providing logistical support

[ANS] a




[Q] As per the EA Earth Action’s 2024 report, “Plastic Overshoot Day- September 5, 2024”, released in April 2024, India is among the top 12 nations that contribute to around ______ of the world’s mismanaged plastic waste.

(a) 40%

(b) 35%

(c) 55%

(d) 60%

[ANS] d


[Q] The Chief Naval Staff (CNS) R. Hari Kumar presented Gallantry, Distinguished Service Awards to Naval personnel.

Which Indian Naval Ship (INS) was awarded the CNS Trophy for Best Green Practices 2023?

(a) INS Vikrant

(b) INS Sharda

(c) INS Khanderi

(d) INS Valsura

[ANS] d


[Q] Which International Organisation has reappointed Kristalina Georgieva as Managing Director(MD) for a 2nd five-year term?

(a) World Trade Organisation

(b) International Monetary Fund

(c) World Health Organization

(d) United Nations Development Programme

[ANS] b


[Q] Jonatan Christie from ______________ (country) won the men’s singles title and Chinese badminton player _____________ won the women’s singles title at the Badminton Asia Championships 2024.

(a) Indonesia; Chen Yufei

(b) Philippines; Zhang Yiman

(c) Indonesia; Wang Zhi Yi

(d) Malaysia; Zhang Yiman

[ANS] c


[Q] Name the book that has been launched by Padma Bhushan awardee, SatyanarayanGangaramPitroda.

(a) Code Swaraj

(b) Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect India

(c) The Idea of Democracy

(d) Redesign the World : A Global Call to Action

[ANS] c


[Q] Which organization provides the e-RUPI voucher system integrated into CDP-SURAKSHA?

(a) Indian Banks’ Association (IBA)

(b) Ministry of Finance

(c) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

(d) National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)

[ANS] d


[Q] Which state in India experienced the highest rate of tree cover loss due to fires per year from 2001 to 2022?

(a) Odisha

(b) Arunachal Pradesh

(c) Nagaland

(d) Assam

[ANS] a


[Q] Which airport retained its position as the busiest airport globally in 2023, according to the ACI report?

(a) Dubai International Airport

(b) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

(c) Los Angeles International Airport

(d) Beijing Capital International Airport

[ANS] b


[Q] Recently, which country launched first Angara-A5 space rocket?

(a) Russia

(b) China

(c) Japan

(d) India

[ANS] a


[Q] BjarniBenediktsson, recently became the new Prime Minister of which country?

(a) Ireland

(b) Iceland

(c) Poland

(d) Malaysia

[ANS] b


[Q] Which day is celebrated as ‘World Art Day’ every year?

(a) 13 April

(b) 14 April

(c) 15 April

(d) 16 April

[ANS] c


[Q] MSC ARIES ship, recently seen in news, is associated with which country?

(a) Maldives

(b) India

(c) Israel

(d) Iraq

[ANS] c


[Q] Recently, who has been re-appointed as the Managing Director (MD) of the IMF for a new 5 year term?


(b) Vitor Gaspar

(c) Catriona Purfield

(d) Bernard Lauwers

[ANS] a


[Q] Name the India’s first locally manufactured fully electric opencast mining truck that has launched by the Sany Heavy Industry India Private Limited (SANY India).

(a) SKT105E

(b) SKT100A

(c) SKT125B

(d) SKT115C

[ANS] a


[Q] According to the Economic Research Department (ERD) report released by the State Bank of India (SBI) in April 2024, the total amount of deposits in senior citizen accounts increased by ________ to Rs 34.367 lakh crore at the end of December 2023.

(a) 115%

(b) 143%

(c) 136%

(d) 124%

[ANS] b


[Q] Who has been appointed as Prime Minister (PM) of Kuwait?

(a) Emad Mohammed al-Atiqi

(b) Ahmad Abdulwahhab al-Awadhi

(c) Abdulrahman Badah al-Mutairi

(d) Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah

[ANS] d


[Q] World Art Day (WAD) 2024 observed across the globe on _____________

(a) 15th April 2024

(b) 13th April 2024

(c) 11th April 2024

(d) 12th April 2024

[ANS] a