General Awareness Questions for NIACL Mains 2017


Q1. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned how much amount to rural areas to enable district cooperative banks to pass the money to primary agri-societies?
(a) Rs 5,000 crore
(b) Rs 80,000 crore
(c) Rs 50,000 crore
(d) Rs 10,000 crore
(e) Rs 21,000 crore

Q2. The 10-day-festival ‘Sangai Festival 2016’ was held recently in which of the following states?
(a) Manipur
(b) Tripura
(c) Kerala
(d) Sikkim
(e) Uttarakhand

Q3. Who has honoured with ‘Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the year’ at the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held in Goa?
(a) Shaan
(b) Udit Narayan
(c) Sonu Nigam
(d) SP Bala Subrahmanyam
(e) Shankar Mahadevan

Q4. In a big step towards fighting black money stashed overseas, Switzerland has agreed to automatic sharing of information with India on Swiss bank accounts of Indians as of ___________ and onwards.
(a) June 2019
(b) March 2017
(c) September 2018
(d) April 2010
(e) December 2016

Q5. Name the renowned Hindi and Bhojpuri litterateur, who has passed away in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh? 
(a) Gopaldas Neeraj
(b) Dr Viveki Rai
(c) Hemant Shesh
(d) Kedarnath Singh 
(e) Other than the given options

Q6. Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has conferred with the first World Sanskrit Award for her exemplary contribution for the promotion of Sanskrit language for the year 2015. Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is the present princess of which among the following countries?
(a) Thailand
(b) South Korea
(c) Nepal
(d) Bhutan
(e) Myanmar

Q7. Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) was introduced by Govt. of India and inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014. This day is being celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of country’s first home minister who was ……….. ?
(a) Rajendra Prasad
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Lalit Narayan Mishra
(d) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(e) Vallabhbhai Patel

Q8. Lebanon, officially the Lebanese Republic, is a sovereign state in Asia. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east, and Israel to the south. Where is the capital of Lebanon?
(a) Beirut
(b) Brussels
(c) Athens
(d) Lima
(e) Other than the given options

Q9.”The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years” focuses on one of the most fascinating periods in the life of this nation, the decade of the 1970s. This book is written by?
(a) APJ Abdul Kalam
(b) Pranab Mukherjee
(c) Arun Jaitley
(d) Jairam Ramesh
(e) Kapil Sibal

Q10. Airtel Payments Bank Ltd (Airtel Bank), a subsidiary of the country’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel, has rolled out a pilot of its banking services in ____________?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Kerala
(e) New Delhi

Q11. Which of the following banks has entered into a corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) under its ‘Adopt a Green Highway’ programme?
(a) Kotak Mahindra Bank
(b) ICICI Bank
(c) Yes Bank
(d) IDFC Bank
(e) Bandhan Bank

Q12. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister has formally launched the ‘Smart Water Distribution Monitoring’ web interface through which people can check the status of drinking water in the water tanks nearby Andhra Pradesh. Who is the present Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh?
(a) Devendra Fadnavis
(b) Sarbananda Sonowal
(c) Pinarayi Vijayan
(d) N Chandrababu Naidu
(e) K Chandrashekar Rao

Q13. Kuchipudi is an Indian classical dance originating in which of the following state?
(a) Kerala
(b) Bihar
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Maharashtra
(e) Andhra Pradesh

Q14. Ashwini Ponnappa is an elite Indian __________ player who represents the country at the international circuit in both the women’s and mixed doubles disciplines.
(a) Tennis
(b) Badminton
(c) Cricket
(d) Boxing
(e) Other than the given options

Q15. Name the Indian-origin prime minister of the Republic of Portugal, who will be the chief guest at the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention to be held in January 2017? 
(a) Antonio Costa
(b) Maria Manuel
(c) Augusto Santos Silva
(d) Julio Martinez
(e) Other than the given options