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- Recently, HRD ministry released “India Rankings 2016” covering 3500 educational institutes. Which of the following topped the list in university catergory ?
A.Central University of Hyderabad
B.Indian Institute of Science
C.Institute of Chemical Technology
D.Jawaharlal Nehru University
Answer – B.Indian Institute of Science
Explantion – IISc, Bangalore (which is a deemed University) is rated as the top ranked university.
- In accordance with the study by Aon Hewitt, which of the following Indian Asset Management Company has been listed among the best employer brands ?
A.Kotak Mahindra AMC
Answer – D.Reliance AMC
Explanation – In accordance with the study by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business, the Reliance Asset Management Company has been listed among the best employer brands.
- International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance observes on which of the following date ?
Answer – C.April 4
Explanation – International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action observes annually on April 4. It aims to raise awareness about landmines and progress toward their eradication.
- Ranjan Baindoor, who has been recently passed away was related to which of the following field ?
Answer – A.Cricket
Explanation – Former Mumbai Ranji Trophy player Ranjan Baindoor died due to a fatal heart attack.
- 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix title has been clinched by which of the following ?
Answer – B.Nico Rosberg
Explanation – Mercedes driver NicoRosberg claimed the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix by defeating Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen.
- Institute of Advance Study in Science & Technology is situated at which of the following Indian states ?
Answer – D.Assam
Explanation – Team of Scientists from Institute of Advance Study in Science & Technology in Assam have developed an eco-friendly nano technology for water-softening applications.
- As per the study conducted by Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala regarding the entry of non-native intrusive species over the Indian Coast, how many invasive species are found at Kerala coast ?
Answer – C.10
Explantion – Researchers expect that ballast water carried by ships is giving a vehicle to get non-native intrusive species over the Indian Coast. The survey has found 10 invasive species in the biodiversity rich intertidal habitats of the Kerala coast.
- Which of the following private Indian equity firm has inked agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to buy a majority stake in Mphasis Limited ?
Answer – B.Blackstone
Explanation – Private equity firm Blackstone India has entered into an agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to buy a majority stake in Mphasis Limited in a deal valued between $825 million and $1.1 billion.
- Which of the following air group is all set to acquire Virgin America in a friendly takeover ?
C.Delta Air Lines
Answer – D.Alaska
Explanation – Alaska Air Group is all set to acquire Virgin America in a friendly takeover worth around $4 billion including debt to create the US’s fifth-largest airline.
- Which of the following sworn in as the President of Vietnam ?
A.Pham Minh Chinh
B.Truong Thi Mai
C.Tran Dai Quang
D.Vuong Dinh Hue
Answer – C.Tran Dai Quang
Explanation – Vietnam’s Public Security Minister and Police Chief Tran Dai Quang has been sworn in as the communist country’s president.
- Which of the following has formally set the Guinness World Record for mass plantation ?
A.Talwandi Sabo Power Limited
B.Konkola Copper Mines
C.Bharat Aluminium Company
D.Hindustan Zinc Limited
Answer – A.Talwandi Sabo Power Limited
Explanation – Talwandi Sabo Power Limited (TSPL), a subsidiary of Vedanta Limited has formally set the Guinness World Record for at the same time planting 208,751 saplings at a solitary area in under 60 minutes.
- Which of the following crude firm is all set to make a major investment in India’s petroleum sector ?
Answer – D.Aramco
Explanation – The world’s largest crude exporter with crude reserves of about 265 billion barrels Company Aramco is planning to make a major investment in India’s petroleum sector.
- Which fin-tech company has announced the launch of mobile only lending platform “CASHe” ?
Answer – B.Tslc Pte
Explanation – Tslc Pte Ltd, a fin-tech company announced the launch of its all new mobile-only lending platform CASHe. It provides users a personalized experience to borrow cash anytime, anywhere within minutes for their needs.
- Tirmbakeshwar Temple is situated in which of the following Indian state ?
Answer – C.Maharashtra
Explanation – Trimbakeshwar temple located in Nashik district of Maharashtra passed a resolution that barred all persons except the traditional and hereditary priests from entering the sanctum.
- Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing Symposium has been hosted by which of the following country ?
Answer – B.India
Explanation – India hosts Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing Symposium from April 4 to 7 to discuss on the applications of remote sensing technologies for disaster mitigation and to better monitor global climate change.