General Awareness Questions for SSC/Railways Exams (25 – 02 – 2018)

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General Awareness Questions for SSC/Railways Exams (25 – 02 – 2018)
1. Who won the women’s single title of Wimbledon Championship 2017? 
a) Maria Sharapove
b) Garbine Muguruza
c) Petra Kevitova
d) Sareena Williams
Answer: B)
Explanation: Garbiñe Muguruza  won her second Grand Slam singles title, defeating  Venus Williams  in the final, 7–5, 6–0.   Muguruza became the second Spanish woman to win Wimbledon after  Conchita Martínez  in  1994. 
2. Who is the New Home Secretary of India?
a) Rajiv Gauba
b) Rajiv Mehrishi
c) PN Bhagwati
d) Subash C Garg
Answer: A)
Explanation: Rajiv Gauba was appointed as the Union Home Secretary by the  Appointments Committee of the Cabinet  (ACC) on 22 June 2017, succeeding  Rajiv Mehrishi. He served as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the rank of Secretary, till  Mehrishi's  retirement, he formally took charge on 31 August 2017.
3. Which of the following is the first book of medieval India?
1) Kitab ul hind
2) Tehkik e hind
3) Shahnama    
4) Tuzuk e Babri
a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) 1 and 2
d) 3 and 4
Answer: C)
Explanation: Kitab ul hind or Tehkik e hind was written by Albourni who was the court poet of Mohammad Gajnavi.
4. Who has been awarded with 62nd Film fare Award 2017 for the Best Actor (male)?
a) Aamir Khan
b) Shahid Kapoor
c) Akshay Kumar
d) Salman Khan
Answer: A)
Explanation: 62nd Film fare Award 2017 for the Best Actor (male) – Aamir Khan for Dangal
5. What was the first Grammar Book of Sanskrit?
a) Arthashstra
b) Asthadhyai
c) Arthasathvahini
d) Kalidasa
Answer: B)
Explanation: Asthadhyai was the first Grammar book written by Panini at the period of Sunga Dynasty.
6. Which Article of Indian Constitution describe the formation of New State and Alteration in Boundaries?
a) Article 1
b) Article 2
c) Article 3
d) Article 4
Answer: C)
Explanation: Article 3 of Indian constitution describe formation of New State by simple majority and common legislative process on Parliament. For the recommendation of the president is enough/needed.
7. Which amongst the following does not has headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland?
a) WHO
b) ITU
c) ILO
Answer: D)
Explanation: United Nations World Tourism Organization – Madrid Spain
8. Who won the Confederations cup 2017?
a) Germany
b) Chile
c) Mexico
d) Portugal
Answer: A)
Explanation: Germany defeated the South American country Chile to claim a 1-0 win in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup final.

9. The First Budget of Independent India was presented by
a) James Wilson
b) B.R Ambedkar
c) Jawahar lal Nehru
d) Sanguman Shetty
Answer: D)
Explanation: Sanguman Shetty was the first finance minister of India presented first budget of Independent India.
10. Which of the Following Day is not observed in January?
a) Voters Day
b) Girl Child Day
c) Consumer Rights Day
d) National Youth Day
Answer: C)
Explanation: Voters Day is observed on 25th January
Girl Child Day is observed on 24th January
Consumer Rights Day is observed on 15th March
National Youth Day is observed on 12th January
11. Which of the following glass absorbs ultraviolet rays which are harmful for the eyes.
a) Potash Glass
b) Optical Glass
c) Crystal Glass
d) Crooks Glass
Answer: D)
Explanation: Potash glass are used for chemical apparatus, breakers, flasks, funnels
Optical glass is used for making lenses, prisms and optical instruments like telescopes and microscopes
Crystal glass are used to make decorative items
12. Whitening of hair is caused by the deficiency of _________?
a) Vitamin B5
b) Vitamin B7
c) Vitamin B3
d) Vitamin B2
Answer: C)
Explanation: Deficiency of Vitamin B₃ causes whitening of hair and mentally retardness.
Deficiency of Vitamin B₅ causes pellagra or 4-D Syndrome
Deficiency of Vitamin B₇ causes Paralysis, body pain and hair falling
Deficiency of Vitamin B₂ causes Cracking of skin, red-dish eye, cracking of tongue.
13. Who is the Vice Chairperson of Niti Ayog?
a) Rajnath Singh
b) Nitin Gadkari
c) Rajiv Kumar
d) Amitabh Kant
Answer: C)
14. Who is the author of ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’?
a) Salman Rushdie
b) Arundhati Roy
c) Jhumpa Lahiri
d) Vikram Seth
Answer: B)

15. Okhla Bird Sanctuary is situated in which of the following state?
a) U.P
b) Delhi
c) Uttarkhand
d) Orissa
Answer: A)