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General Knowledge - General Awareness Quiz - Questions and Answers, GK 2015


1. Which one of the following has been awarded with the 2015 'European Car of the Year'?


2. Seema Punia, who was recommended for Khel Ratna award represents which sport/event?


3. Which is the largest exported single spice from India?


4. Who of the following Indians have won the 2016 Queen's Young Leaders award?


5. The Islands of Tasmania is a part of the ________?



6. Subir Sen, who passed away in 2015, was related to which of the following fields?


7. As per the latest report of NITI Aayog, which of the following states has emerged as the 'fastest growing economy' in India in 2014-15?


8. In 2015, ISRO's PSLV-28 has successfully launched five satellites of which country?


9. The 'Channapatna toys' are a particular form of wooden toys that are manufactured in which state?


10. Which committee was constituted by RBI to review governance of boards of banks in India?


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