General Studies Objective Questions for Competitive Exams 2021 – Part 5

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Union Home ministry on 10 April 2015 notified amendments to the Governors (Allowances and privileges) Rules, 1987. Consider the following statements this context:

I. the amended rules bar the Governors to stay in their respective states for at least 292 days in a year.

II. The duration of visits in extraordinary circumstances cannot exceed 20 percent of the days in calendar years.

III. The rules also say that frequency of visit to the home state shall also de avoided or limited.

Which is/are correct?

  1. I and II
  2. II and III
  3. I and III
  4. All of the above

Answer: 4

Painting titled Tree of Life that reflects traditional societal respect for nature in lndia was gifted to French president Francois Hollande by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11 April 2015. Name the person who created the painting?

  1. Brajanath Ratha
  2. Bhaskar Mahapatra
  3. Sudarshan Pattanaik
  4. Sachidananda Routray

Answer: 2

Name the team that won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup men՚s hockey tournament on 12 April 2015.

  1. lndia
  2. New Zealand
  3. Australia
  4. Argentina

Answer: 2

Who among the following shooters won the Bronze medal in the 10-metr Air rifle women final on 11 April 2015 at the International Shooting sport Federation (ISSF) Rifle/pistol world cup held in Changwon, South Korea?

  1. Apurvi Chandela (India)
  2. B. Pejcic snjezana (Croatia)
  3. C. Maksimovic lvana (Serbia)
  4. D. Anjali Bhagwat (lndia)

Answer: 1

India՚s first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) became operational on 11 April 2015 at

  1. Mumbai, Maharashtra
  2. Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  3. New Delhi
  4. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Answer: 2

Which one of the following Jamaat-e-Islami leader was hanged by Bangladesh on 11 April 2015 for committing 1971 war crimes?

  1. Ghulam Azam
  2. motiur Rahman Nizami
  3. Abdul kader mullah
  4. Muhammad kamaruzzaman

Answer: 4

NASA on 12 April 2015 named Asteroid 316201 after the name of which Nobel Prize winner?

  1. Al Gore
  2. kofi Anan
  3. MaIaIa yousafzai (your Answer)
  4. kailash satyarthi

Answer: 3

Name the Nobel laureate German novelist who died on 13 April 2015 in Luebeck at the age of 87.

  1. Saul Bellow
  2. vicente Aleixandre
  3. Gunter Grass
  4. Eugenio montaIe

Answer: 3

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