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1. The first Brahmo Samaj was founded in 1861 at Lahore by
    A. Debendranath Tagore B. Dwarkanath Tagore C. Pandit Nobin Chandra Roy D. Dayananda Saraswati E. Atmaram Pandurang

2. Which of the following is the busiest navigable river of the world?
    A. Seine B. Rhine C. Volga D. Danube E. Nile

3. ‘Paper Boat’ company is famous for which product?
    A. Bio-Chemicals B. Cereals C. Automobile D. Beverages E. Machinery

4. Where Asiatic lions are found?
    A. India B. Kenya C. Japan D. South Africa E. UAE

5. What is the full form of NPCI?
    A. Nature of Payments Corporation of India B. National Power Corporation of India C. National Payments Corporation of India D. National Potential Corporation of India E. National Payment Capital of India

Answers and Explanations
1. Answer - Option C
Explanation -
Brahmo Samaj is a Hindu reform movement. It is the societal component of Brahmoism, a monotheistic reformist movement of Hindu religion that appeared during the Bengal Renaissance. It is practised today mainly as the Adi Dharm after its eclipse in Bengal consequent to the exit of the Tattwabodini Sabha from its ranks in 1859. After the publication of Hemendranath Tagore's Brahmo Anusthan (code of practice) in 1860 which formally divorced Brahmoism from Hinduism, the first Brahmo Samaj was founded in 1861 at Lahore by Pandit Nobin Chandra Roy.
It was one of the most influential religious movements in India and made a significant contribution to the making of modern India. It was started at Calcutta on 20 August 1828 by Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Dwarkanath Tagore as reformation of the prevailing Brahmanism of the time (specifically Kulin practices) and began the Bengal Renaissance of the 19th century pioneering all religious, social and educational advance of the Hindu community in the 19th century.
2. Answer - Option B
Explanation -
The Rhine, which flows in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France and Netherlands, is the most important and busiest waterway in Europe. Other busy waterways include Seine and Loire rivers of France, Danube river of eastern Europe and Volga river of Russia.
3. Answer - Option D
Explanation -
Paper Boat is a brand of non-carbonated beverages and energy drinks produced and marketed by Hector Beverages, which is located in Bangalore, India. Hector Beverages had around 300 employees in March 2015. Paper Boat beverages debuted for public purchase in August 2013. The product consists of traditional, authentic indigenous Indian drinks that are packaged in single serving, flexible pouches.
4. Answer - Option A
Explanation -
The Asiatic lion also known as the Indian lion or Persian lion is a lion subspecies that exists as a single population in India's Gujarat state. It is listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to its small population size. The Asiatic lion was first described by the Austrian zoologist Johann N. Meyer under the trinomen Felis leo persicus. It is one of five big cat species found in India, along with Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, snow leopard and clouded leopard.
5. Answer - Option C
Explanation -
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is an umbrella organization for all retail payments system in India. It was set up with the guidance and support of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Indian Banks’ Association (IBA).
1. What is the full form of DVD?
    A. Demand Video Disc B. Digital Volatile Disc C. Digitally Viable Disc D. Digitally Viable Disc E. Digital Variety Disc

2. Which country is commonly known as ‘The Land of Golden Fleece’?
    A. India B. Indonesia C. Australia D. England E. Switzerland

3. DTP computer abbreviation usually means
    A. Digital Transmission Protocol B. Data Type Programming C. Desktop Publishing D. Document Type Processing E. None of these

4. How many bits is a byte?
    A. 4 B. 32 C. 8 D. 16 E. 64

5. In Indian Flag, What does the tri-color of India stands for
    A. Love, Tolerance & Dignity B. Sacrifies, Truth & fertility C. Peace, Prosperity & Potential D. Liberty, Equality & Fraternity E. None of these

Answers and Explanations
1. Answer - Option D
Explanation -
Digital Versatile Disc
DVD is a digital optical disc storage format invented and co-developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic in 1995. The medium can store any kind of digital data and is widely used for software and other computer files as well as video programs watched using DVD players. DVDs offer higher storage capacity than compact discs while having the same dimensions.
2. Answer - Option C
Explanation -
Australia is called land of Golden Fleece. As Australia is the biggest wool producer in the world so it is known as Land of Golden Fleece. In 2008, Australian wool accounted for 21% of the world production. In, 2011, the wool production was 350 million kg. In this country, people raise sheep for meat and whool purposes. Australia is also known as Island continent of the world.
3. Answer - Option C
Explanation -
Desktop Publishing is the creation of documents using page layout skills on a personal computer. Desktop Publishing software can generate layouts and produce typographic quality text and images comparable to traditional typography and printing.
4. Answer - Option C
Explanation -
The byte is a unit of digital information that most commonly consists of eight bits. Historically, the byte was the number of bits used to encode a single character of text in a computer and for this reason it is the smallest addressable unit of memory in many computer architectures.
5. Answer - Option B
Explanation -
The Indian Flag has three colors - Saffron, White & Green. Saffron color indicates the strength and courage of the country. The White middle band indicates peace and truth with Dharma Chakra. The Green band shows the fertility, growth and auspiciousness of the land.
1. Largest Apple producing State in India is
    A. Himachal Pradesh B. Uttarakhand C. Jammu & Kashmir D. Karnataka E. Punjab

2. Unied Payments Interface (UPI) has built on the ____________ platforms
    A. Initial Payment Service B. Immediate Paid Scheme C. Income Payment Service D. Immediate Payment Service E. None of these

3. Kudankulam nuclear power plant is located in which state?
    A. Andhra Pradesh B. Telangana C. Kerala D. Tamil Nadu E. Karnataka

4. Who is the Chairman of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)?
    A. Justin Gimelstob B. Alex Inglot C. Chris Kermode D. Gavin Forbes E. Charles Humphrey Smith

5. Maharaj Maharaj Bir Bikram Airport is located in which city?
    A. Guwahati B. Dispur C. Imphal D. Agartala E. Shillong

Answers and Explanations
1. Answer - Option C
Explanation -
The apple tree called Malus domestica is a tree in the rose family best known for its sweet. Jammu & Kashmir is largest producing state in India.
2. Answer - Option D
Explanation -
Unified Payments Interface is a system that powers multiple bank accounts. Several banking services features like fund transfer and merchant payments in a single mobile application.
3. Answer - Option D
Explanation -
• Kudankulam nuclear power plant was in news because some said that the plant was hacked.
• Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant’s (KKNPP) Site Director Sanjay Kumar said the totally isolated network of KKNPP could not be accessed by any outside network from any part of the globe.
• Hence, there was no question of it being hacked.
4. Answer - Option C
Explanation -
• The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) is a main men's tennis governing body.
• It was formed in September 1972 by Donald Dell, Jack Kramer, and Cliff Drysdale to protect the interests of professional tennis players, and Drysdale became the first President.
• Its Executive Chairman & President is Chris Kermode.
5. Answer - Option D
Explanation -
• Maharaj Bir Bikram Airport is located in Agartala, Tripura.
• Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurated daily Air-Asia flights from Agartala to Imphal (Manipur), Guwahati (Assam), Delhi and Kolkata (West Bengal) at Maharaj Bir Bikram Airport, Agartala.

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