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  1. Which of the following is going to merge its e-wallet service with its upcoming payments bank?
    1. Paytm
    2. Mobikwik
    3. Oxyigen Wallet
    4. Citrus

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is held annually in
    1. Jaipur
    2. New Delhi
    3. Goa
    4. Bengaluru

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. Who is the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)?
    1. Andrew McCabe
    2. Mark Giuliano
    3. James Comey
    4. Larry Thompson

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is the proposed mega-regional Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between countries in which of the following regions?
    1. South-east Asia
    2. Middle-east and North Africa
    3. Asia Pacific
    4. Eastern Europe

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. The city of Mosul in Iraq is situated on the banks of river
    1. Jordan
    2. Euphrates
    3. Obhur
    4. Tigris

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. Who is the CEO of NITI Aayog?
    1. Arvind Panagariya
    2. BibekDebroy
    3. V.K. Saraswat
    4. Amitabh Kant

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. Rivers Mandovi and Zuari flow through which of the following states?
    1. Kerala
    2. Karnataka
    3. Goa
    4. Tamilnadu

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. Who is the present Chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities?
    1. Naseem Ahmed
    2. DadiMistri
    3. Mabel Rebello
    4. Najma Heptullah

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. _____ virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947
    1. Dengue
    2. Chikungunya
    3. Zika
    4. Encephalitis

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. The ICFT–Unesco Gandhi medal was awarded at 47th International Film Festival of India to which of the following movies?
    1. Daughter 
    2. Mellow Mud
    3. Rauf 
    4. Cold of Kalandar

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. Which of the following sportspersons was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2016?
    1. Sakshi Malik
    2. P.V. Sindhu
    3. DipaKarmakar
    4. All of the above

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. The second Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) ‘Distinguished Indologist’ Award has been presented to
    1. Heinrich Freiherr Von Stietencron
    2. Yu Long Yu
    3. Angela Merkel
    4. Aung Saan Suu Kyi

    Answer

    Right answer: b.
  1. Who is the President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations?
    1. AmarendraKhatua
    2. S Jaishankar
    3. Lokesh Chandra
    4. SumeetJerath

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. The International Space Station project involves international partnership of space agencies of five countries. Which of the following countries is not among the five?
    1. United States
    2. Russia
    3. Japan
    4. China

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. Park Geun-Hye is the President of which of the following countries?
    1. South Korea
    2. Japan
    3. Phillipines
    4. North Korea

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. Which country has the second highest votes in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?
    1. China
    2. India
    3. Russia
    4. Australia

    Answer

    Right answer: b.
  1. Which of the following banks has the highest number of on-site ATMs after State Bank of India?
    1. Punjab National Bank
    2. HDFC Bank
    3. Bank of Baroda
    4. Central Bank of India

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. Who is the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)?
    1. H L Dattu 
    2. Cyriac Joseph
    3. D. Murugesan
    4. Sharad Chandra Sinha

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. The Air Quality Index is based on 24 hr average of which of the following?
    1. PM 10, PM 2.5 and NO2
    2. PM 2.5 and NO2
    3. PM 2.5, PM 10, CO and NO2
    4. PM 2.5, PM 10, CO, NO2 and O3

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. The Madhesi are an ethnic group that predominantly resides in _____
    1. Bangladesh
    2. Sri Lanka
    3. Nepal
    4. Pakistan

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. The Global Enabling Trade Report 2016 was co-published by the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation and _____
    1. World Trade Organization
    2. World Economic Forum
    3. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
    4. World Bank

    Answer

    Right answer: b.
  1. Who is the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India?
    1. Kaushik Basu
    2. RaghuramRajan
    3. Arvind Subramanian
    4. Arvind Virmani

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. RBI, earlier this year, granted ‘in principle’ approval for payment banks. A payment bank cannot offer which of the following services?
    1. Issuance of ATM/debit card
    2. Distribution of simple financial products
    3. Issuance of credit card
    4. Acceptance of demand deposits

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. Nagrota is a cantonment town in which of the following states?
    1. Rajasthan
    2. Himachal Pradesh
    3. Jammu & Kashmir
    4. Uttarakhand

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. Who is heading the 13-member committee of Chief Ministers to promote digital payment systems?
    1. Nitish Kumar
    2. Chandrababu Naidu
    3. Naveen Patnaik
    4. Shivraj Singh Chauhan

    Answer

    Right answer: b.
  1. _____ is the first dwarf planet to be visited by a spacecraft.
    1. Ceres
    2. Pluto
    3. Eris
    4. Haumea


    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. _____is a simple to use, reloadable tag which enables automatic deduction of toll charges and lets you pass through the toll plaza without stopping for the cash transaction.
    1. FASTag
    2. TOLLTag
    3. NHAITag
    4. ROADTag

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. The term POS in POS machine stands for
    1. Point of service
    2. Point of sale
    3. Point of settlement
    4. Point of sharing

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. Which bank is credited with operating the world’s first ATM?
    1. HSBC Bank
    2. Standard Chartered Bank
    3. Barclays Bank
    4. Bank of America

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. Cyclone Nada caused severe flooding in which of the following states?
    1. Odisha
    2. Maharashtra
    3. Kerala
    4. Tamil Nadu

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. The Kokate committee pertains to which of the following areas?
    1. Prevention of corruption
    2. Right to Information
    3. Medicinal drugs
    4. Environment conservation

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. Who is the Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA)?
    1. Sharad Kumar
    2. Alok Kumar Verma
    3. K. Durga Prasad
    4. K.K. Sharma

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. Nagrota is a cantonment town situated in _____
    1. Punjab
    2. Himachal Pradesh
    3. Uttarakhand
    4. Jammu & Kashmir

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. The Polavaram irrigation project is proposed to be constructed on which of the following rivers?
    1. Krishna
    2. Godavari
    3. Cauvery
    4. Mahanadi

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. TeamIndus, a Bengaluru-based private company was in news in connection with which of the following?
    1. Private moon mission
    2. Private mars mission
    3. Point of sale devices
    4. Micro ATM

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. In which country did FARC, a rebel guerilla group, operate until recently?
    1. Brazil
    2. Argentina
    3. Colombia
    4. Cuba

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. Who is the Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal?
    1. Swatanter Kumar
    2. L.S. Panta
    3. H.L. Dattu
    4. T.S. Thakur

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. Who has won the World Chess Championship 2016?
    1. Magnus Carlsen
    2. VishwanathanAnand
    3. Sergey Karjakin
    4. Vladimir Kramnik

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. 6th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia summit was held in
    1. Amritsar
    2. Lahore
    3. Kabul
    4. Tashkent

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
 
  1. Who is the President of Afghanistan?
    1. Ashraf Ghani
    2. Hamid Karzai
    3. Abdul Rashid Dostum
    4. Abdullah Abdullah

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. USSD stands for ______ Supplementary Service Data.
    1. Unified
    2. Uniform
    3. Unstructured
    4. Ultra

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. Matteo Renzi is the Prime Minister of
    1. Portugal
    2. Italy
    3. Greece
    4. Spain

    Answer

    Right answer: b.
  1. Which is the most populous non-UN country and the largest economy outside the UN?
    1. Taiwan
    2. Switzerland
    3. Palestine
    4. Cook Islands

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. 2016 Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup was won by
    1. Bangladesh
    2. Sri Lanka
    3. Pakistan
    4. India

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. The Amur Falcon is a migratory bird native to which of the following continents?
    1. Africa
    2. Asia
    3. Europe
    4. (a) and (b)

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. India has recently signed a deal with _____ for 145 M777 ultra-light howitzers
    1. Sweden
    2. UK
    3. USA
    4. Russia

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. Who is the Director of the Enforcement Directorate?
    1. Karnal Singh
    2. K.R. UdayBhaskar
    3. Yogesh Gupta
    4. Sanjay Shrinet

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. What is the aim of the Sagarmala project?
    1. Modernisation of ports
    2. Development of coastal roads
    3. Development of inland waterways
    4. Development of coastal railways

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. International Gita Mahotsav-2016 was held in
    1. Varanasi
    2. Kurukshetra
    3. Vrindavan
    4. Mathura

    Answer

    Right answer: b.
  1. Which of the following states has the maximum number of Coastal Economic Zones?
    1. Gujarat
    2. Tamil Nadu
    3. Maharashtra
    4. (a) and (b)

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. _______ was recently sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the 3rd time.
    1. M. Karunanidhi
    2. O. Pannerselvam
    3. J. Jayalalitha
    4. None of the above

    Answer

    Right answer: b.
  1. ECMO stands for Extracorporeal _________ Oxygenation
    1. Minor
    2. Medical
    3. Membrane
    4. Minute

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. ______ recently became the first woman to cross the English Channel in a motorised paraglider
    1. Sacha Dench
    2. Paula Radcliffe
    3. Carla Johnson
    4. None of the above

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. ______ is the President & CEO of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
    1. Margaret Ackerley
    2. Marcia Marsh
    3. Carter Roberts
    4. Michael Bauer

    Answer

    Right answer: c.
  1. Indian Army’s first Motorised Transport Heritage Park was recently inaugurated in
    1. New Delhi
    2. Bengaluru
    3. Chennai
    4. Nagpur

    Answer

    Right answer: b.
  1. The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to
    1. Svetlana Alexievich
    2. Patrick Modiano
    3. Alice Munro
    4. Bob Dylan

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. The 13th amendment to the Constitution of which South Asian country deals with creation of Provincial Councils?
    1. Nepal
    2. Bangladesh
    3. Pakistan
    4. Sri Lanka

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. The Supreme Court of which of the following countries is hearing a matter involving the decision of the country’s government to exit European Union
    1. UK
    2. Germany
    3. Spain
    4. Portugal

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. Kamlang Tiger Reserve, India's 50th Tiger Reserve is situated in which state?
    1. Assam
    2. Arunachal Pradesh
    3. Sikkim
    4. West Bengal

    Answer

    Right answer: b.
  1. ______ is a phenomenon of exactly zero electrical resistance occurring in certain materials when cooled below a temperature
    1. Nil resistance
    2. Super conductivity
    3. Hyper conductivity
    4. Hypo resistance

    Answer

    Right answer: b.
  1. Which of the following countries is sandwiched between Russia and China?
    1. North Korea
    2. South Korea
    3. Uzbekistan
    4. Mongolia

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. ____ is the central national agency responsible for receiving, processing, analyzing and disseminating information relating to suspect financial transactions
    1. Enforcement Directorate
    2. Reserve Bank of India
    3. Directorate of Revenue Intelligence
    4. Financial Intelligence Unit

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. ____ is the network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data.
    1. Internet of Things (IoT)
    2. Artificial Intelligence
    3. Smart home
    4. Wi-fi

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. ____ is the official process whereby one country transfers a suspected or convicted criminal to another country
    1. Extradition
    2. Deportation
    3. Expulsion
    4. Surrender

    Answer

    Right answer: a.
  1. Budget pertaining to which of the following ministry is presented separately from the Union budget?
    1. Defence
    2. Science & Technology
    3. Communications
    4. Railways

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. Cassini–Huygens is an unmanned spacecraft sent to the planet ____
    1. Mars
    2. Jupiter
    3. Uranus
    4. Saturn

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. Tsai Ing-wen is currently serving as the President of
    1. South Korea
    2. Taiwan
    3. China
    4. Philippines

    Answer

    Right answer: b.
  1. Bernard Cazeneuve was named the new Prime Minister of ______
    1. Spain
    2. Portugal
    3. Italy
    4. France

    Answer

    Right answer: d.
  1. The Armed Forces Flag Day is observed on which date?
    1. 6 December
    2. 7 December
    3. 8 December
    4. 9 December

    Answer

    Right answer: b.
  1. India International Science Festival (IISF-2016) was recently held in
    1. Bengaluru
    2. Chennai
    3. Kolkata
    4. New Delhi

    Answer

    Right answer: d.



SNAP 2016 Answers and Explanations



Q No Answer Explanation
1 a http://nhrc.nic.in/
2 c Since 2004, Goa has hosted IFFI every year
3 c  
4 c http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-business/rcep-members-worry-over-market-access-to-china/article9292811.ece
5 d Iraqi forces are involved in a battle with ISIS to wrest Mosul from the latter’s control
6 d Arvind Panagariya is the Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog. http://niti.gov.in/content/overview
7 c Recently a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with Mormugao Port Trust for development of rivers Mandovi and Zuari as National Waterways
8 a http://ncm.nic.in/Current_Commission.html
9 c http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/zika/en/
10 d http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/Iranian-film-Daughter-bags-Golden-Peacock-at-IFFI-2016/article16718214.ece
11 d Besides these three, Jitu Rai also was awarded this prize
12 b The first ‘Distinguished Indologist’ Award was presented to Prof. Heinrich Freiherr Von Stietencron of Germany last year
13 c http://www.iccr.gov.in/content/governing-body
14 d https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/cooperation/index.html
15 a  
16 b http://www.aiib.org/html/aboutus/governance/MoB/?show=1
China has the highest number of votes
17 c https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/ATMView.aspx?atmid=62
Onsite ATMs are ATM machines that are set up in the premises where there is a bank branch so that both the physical branch and the ATM can be used.
As on April 2016, with 6,209 Bank of Baroda ranks second after State Bank of India
18 a http://nhrc.nic.in/ As per Section 3(2)(a) of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, only a former Chief Justice of India may be appointed the Chairperson of NHRC
19 a http://safar.tropmet.res.in/AQI-47-12-Details
20 c They are natives of Southern Nepal (Terai belt)
21 b India ranked 102nd on enabling cross-border trade.
https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-enabling-trade-report-2016
22 c  
23 c https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=32615 Refer point (iii) Scope of activities
24 c Three terrorists recenlty stormed into an Army installation at Nagrota 
25 b  
26 a Dwarf planets are a lot like regular planets:
·      They both have enough mass and gravity to be nearly round - unlike odd-shaped asteroids.
·      They both travel through space in a path around the sun. The big difference?
·      A dwarf planet's path around the sun is full of other objects like asteroids and comets.
·      A regular planet has a clear path around the sun. Most of the major impacts with other objects in its orbit happened billions of years ago. There is not much left over to get in the way. (Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/dwarf/indepth)
27 a This term was in news in connection with advancement of the deadline for using old Rs 500 notes at Toll Plazas
28 b  
29 c http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/atm-dead-long-live-atm-180953838/
The “world’s first” ATM landed on a high street in Enfield, a suburb of London, at a branch of Barclays bank
30 d This cyclone caused flooding (besides Tamilnadu ) in Sri Lanka
31 c http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/Delhi-High-Court-reverses-ban-on-combination-drugs/article16739600.ece
32 a Alok Kumar Verma is the Commissioner of Police, Delhi; K. Durga Prasad and K.K. Sharma are Directors General of CRPF and BSF respectively.
33 d Nagrota was the site of a recent encounter between terrorists and security personnel
34 b This project involves linking rivers Godavari and Krishna.  Polavaram is situated in Andhra Pradesh.
35 a http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/First-private-moon-mission-next-year/article16739529.ece
36 c FARC and Colombian government recently signed a ceasefire agreement
37 a H.L. Dattu is the Chairperson of NHRC and T.S. Thakur is the Chief Justice of India
38 a Carlsen defeated Karjakin to win the title
39 a http://hoa.gov.af/299/hoa-history The Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process (HoA) was founded on November 2nd, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Heart of Asia provides a platform for sincere and results-oriented regional cooperation by placing Afghanistan at its center, in recognition of the fact that a secure and stable Afghanistan is vital to the prosperity of the Heart of Asia region.
40 a Dostum is the Vice-President of Afghanistan
41 c USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) is a Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication technology that is used to send text between a mobile phone and an application program in the network. Applications may include prepaid roaming or mobile chatting. This term has been in news in connection with USSD mobile banking
42 b Renzi recently lost a referendum on issues of centralization of power
43 a Switzerland joined the United Nations in 2002. Taiwan, also known as Republic of China is not recognized as a country separate from People’s Republic of China
44 d The tournament was held in Thailand. India defeated Pakistan in the finals.
45 d Several sightings of this bird are reported every year. Refer
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22696437/0 for habitat
46 c A howitzer is an artillery weapon and may loosely be considered as a type of cannon
47 a Enforcement Directorate enforces Foreign Exchange Management Act,1999 (FEMA) and Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA)
48 a  
49 b  
50 d Coastal Economic Zones have been identified under the Sagarmala program.
51 b Panneerselvam was elected the leader of the Legislature Party shortly after the demise of J. Jayalalitha and sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
52 c J. Jayalalitha, the recently deceased Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was kept on ECMO system
53 a http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/%E2%80%98Human-swan%E2%80%99-crosses-Channel-on-epic-journey/article16765907.ece
The 41-year-old made history crossing the Channel on her paramotor after an eventful 10-week flight accompanying the annual migration of Bewick swans to have a better understanding pf the reasons for their declining numbers.
54 c http://www.worldwildlife.org/about
The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries
55 b http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/Army-immortalises-its-old-workhorses/article16765976.ece
The aim is to curate jeeps, trucks, among other vehicles
56 d The other three names (a, b and c) won the prize in 2015, 2014 and 2013 respectively
57 d This Amendment envisaged devolution of powers to the Provinces but reportedly has not been implemented fully as yet
58 a The term ‘Brexit’ has been used very often in news reports of late
59 b The Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh.
60 b Scientists at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai recently demonstrated that that bismuth semi-metal shows superconductivity (http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/TIFR-discovery-challenges-theory-of-superconductivity/article16770243.ece)
61 d Mongolia has reportedly been facing forms of economic blockade from China.
(http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/Mongolia-seeks-support-against-China%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98blockade%E2%80%99/article16770318.ece)
62 d http://fiuindia.gov.in/files/About%20FIU-IND/overview.html
Refer: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/Big-bank-deposits-under-ED-scanner/article16770328.ece
63 a IoT has of late been mentioned in several news reports
64 a The Supreme Court of Poland recently refused to film-maker Roman Polanski to USA
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/Polish-court-upholds-refusal-to-extradite-Polanski/article16770234.ece
65 d Please note that the Railway Budget will merge with the Union Budget from next financial year. Separate Railway budget was introduced in 1924 on the recommendations of the Acworth committee
66 d NASA said its Cassini spacecraft made the first close dive past the outer edges of Saturn’s rings http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/NASA-Saturn-mission-makes-first-ring-grazing-plunge/article16770237.ece
67 b US President elect Trump had recently made a call to President Tsai Ing-wen and this reportedly may damage US-China ties as China considers Taiwan as a territory of China as part of One-China policy
68 d Francois Hollande is the President of France
69 b The Armed Forces Flag Day is a day dedicated to India towards collection of funds from people of India for the welfare of the personnel of Indian armed forces
70 d ‘Science for the Masses’ was the theme of this festival