TNPSC - General Studies Important Questions and Answers.

1. The Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off 1500th high horse power (HHP) Diesel Locomotive at Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) in Varanasi. The locomotive is named t
a. Garuda
b. Govardhan
c. Gaurav
d. Ganesha

Answer: Gaurav

2. The 25-year-old Beno Zephine from Chennai has become the first 100 per cent blind officer in
a. Indian Foreign Service
b. Indian Army
c. Central Industrial Security Force
d. Indian Police Service

Answer: Indian Foreign Service

3. After a gap of more than a decade, a new private sector lender will start operations from Aug 23 as it received the final approval from the Reserve Bank of India on 17 Jun. Identify the Kolkata-based micro financier.
a. Bandhan Financial Services
b. SKS Microfinance
c. Asirvad Microfinance
d. Annapurna Microfinance

Answer: Bandhan Financial Services

4. R.Seshasayee has taken over as the new chairman of which of the following information technology firms?
a. lnfosys
b. Wipro
c. Tech Mahindra
d. TCS

Answer: Infosys

5. The LIC of India has been allowed to form a joint venture in Bangladesh, becoming the second foreign insurer to operate in the country. The first one is
a. Tata-AIG
b. MetLife-ALICO
c. IFFCO-Tokyo
d. Edelweiss Tokio

Answer: MetLife-ALICO

6. The World Refugee Day is observed on
a. 19th June
b. 20th June
c. 21st June
d. None of these

Answer: 20th June

7. The World Oceans Day is observed every year on
a. 19th June
b. 08th June
c. 21st June
d. None of these

Answer: 08th June

8. Japan’s parliament passed a bill to lower the voting age to recently.
a. 25
b. 21
c. 19
d. 18

Answer: 18

9. Keith Vaz has been re-elected as chair of the British Parliaments influential home affairs select committee. He is the Britain’s longest-serving MP of
a. Chinese-origin
b. Pakistani-origin
c. Indian-origin
d. Nepalese-origin

Answer: Indian-origin

10. Name the Indian historian who has been selected for Japan’s prestigious Fukuoka Prize in the Academic category.
a. RomilaThapar
b. Sujata Keshavan
c. Ramachandra Guha
d. None of these

Answer: Ramachandra Guha

11. The 350th founding anniversary of the holy Sikh city Anandpur Sahib was observed In Punjab on 19 June. This city was founded in 1665 by
a. Guru Ram Das
b. Guru Tegh Bahadur
c. Guru Arjan Dev
d. Guru Gobind Singh

Answer: Guru Tegh Bahadur

12. Which of the following states on 20 June 2015 launched the Village Mentoring Project (VMP) to improve healthcare and education of the villagers with a special emphasis on girl child?
a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Bihar
c. Haryana
d. Tamil Nadu

Answer: Uttar Pradesh

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