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161. India signed an agreement in 2016 to develop a strategic port in one of its neighbouring countries. What is the name of the port?

(b) Gwadar
(c) Hambantota
(d) Mongla
Ans: (d)

CDS (I) 2009

162. India became a member of which one of the following in 2016?

(a)Non-Proliferation Treaty
(b) Missile Technology Control Regime
(c) Nuclear Suppliers Group
(d) Wassenaar Arrangement
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (I) 2018

163. How many medals were won by India in 2016 Summer Olympics?

(a)One Silver and one Bronze
(b) Two Gold
(c) Two Bronze
(d) None
Ans: (a)

CDS (I) 2016

164. The sensitive information leaked in August 2016 concerns which one of the following defence platforms of India?

(a)Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft
(b) Combat Helicopters
(c) Submarines
(d) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2008

165. Which one of the following is not an Inter-Services Establishment?

(a)Officers Training Academy
(b) National Defence Academy
(c) National Defence College
(d) Armed Forces Medical College
Ans: (a)

CDS (I) 2010

166. Which of the following statements is/ are correct?
1. In June 2016, the LIGO group of scientists announced the detection of a second set of gravitational waves.
2. Gravitational waves were generated due to merger of two black holes at about 1.4 billion light-years distant.
3. Gravitational waves were inserted due to collision of two white dwarf stars at about 1.4 billion light-years distant.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)1 only
(b) l and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (I) 2015

167. Consider the following statement about a famous football player: “He was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency during his childhood but went on to win three European Golden Shoes in his career.” Who is that player?

(a)Andres Iniesta
(b) Lionel Messi
(c) Cristiano Ronaldo
(d) Zinedine Zidane
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2011

168. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited handed over the first two indigenously designed and manufactured light combat aircrafts to the Indian Air Force in 2016. What is the name of these new combat aircrafts?

(b) Garud
(c) Tejas
(d) Pushpak
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2013

169. Who among the following won a Gold medal for India in Men’s Javelin Throw event at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games?

(a)Rinku Hooda
(b) Devendra Jhajharia
(c) Sundar Singh Gurjar
(d) Mariyappan Thangavelu
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2017

170. Which country signed a Memorandum of Understanding with India for promoting the production of Pigeon peas/Tur and other pulses in July 2016?

(a)South Africa
(b) Syria
(c) Egypt
(d) Mozambique
Ans: (d)
CDS Exam (I) 2015

171. BRICS Summit, 2016 was held in

(b) China
(c) India
(d) South Africa
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2019

172. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Saakshar Bharat’ scheme?
1. It is a centrally sponsored scheme which was launched during the Eleventh Five-Year Plan.
2. The scheme applies to women in particular and disadvantaged groups in general.
3. The scheme applies to persons above the age of 10 years.
4. The scheme is anchored with Panchayati Raj Institutions and Local Self-Government.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)1, 2 and 3
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 4
(d) 1, 3 and 4
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2012

173. The Headquarters of the Southern Naval Command of the Indian Navy is located at which one of the following places?

(b) Kochi
(c) Thiruvananthapuram
(d) Chennai
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2007

174. Which one of the following is a Peacetime Gallantry Award?

(a)Shaurya Chakra
(b) Vir Chakra
(c) Yudh Seva Medal
(d) Pararn Vir Chakra
Ans: (a)

CDS (II) 2009

175. The Indian Navy in October 2016 commissioned the highly maneuverable fast attack craft INS Tihayu. INS Tihayu would be based in

(b) Panaji
(c) Visakhapatnam
(d) Mumbai
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2018

176. Which one of the following statements is correct in relation to the Indian Air Force?

(a)It has bases in many friendly countries.
(b) It does not carry out joint exercises with any country.
(c) It has a separate Maintenance Command.
(d) No officer has ever been elevated to the rank of Marshal of the Indian Air Force.
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2016

177. The rank of Captain of the Indian Navy is equivalent to which one of the following?

(a)Captain of the Indian Army
(b) Group Captain in the Indian Air Force
(c) Lieutenant Colonel of the Indian Army
(d) Wing Commander of the Indian Air Force
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2008

178. Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to

(a)Monetary Economics
(b) Welfare Economics
(c) Environmental Economics
(d) Development Economics
Ans: (b)

CDS (II) 2010

179. Which one of the following intellectual property rights is protected without making any registration?

(b) Patent
(c) Industrial design
(d) Trademark
Ans: (a)

CDS (I) 2015

180. Teejan Bai, a recipient of the M. S. Subbulakshmi Centenary Award, 2016, is an exponent in

(a)Kannada classical vocal
(b) Kajari dance
(c) Bihu dance
(d) Pandavani, a traditional performing art
Ans: (d)

CDS (II) 2011

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