GA Revision for All Banking and other exams – 946

  1. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of State Bank of India (SBI)?
    A) Suneet Sethi
    B) Rajnish Kumar
    C) Raj Kumar Bhalla
    D) Dinesh Kumar Khara
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The central government appoints Dinesh Kumar Khara as chairman of State Bank of India (SBI) for a period of three years with effect from the date of his taking over charge of the post on or after October 7, 2020 or until further orders, whichever is earlier
    He replaces Rajnish Kumar, who completed his three-year term.

  2. When is National Ordnance Factory Day observed?
    A) 24 April
    B) 16 March
    C) 18 March
    D) 23 March
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    Option C

  3. India, Japan and which other country have decided to launch an initiative to build a resilient supply chain in the Indo-Pacific region later this year, as they seek to reduce dependence on China following its hostile political and military conduct?
    A) Italy
    B) Australia
    C) Russia
    D) USA
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    India-Japan-Australia decided to launch an initiative to build a resilient supply chain in the Indo-Pacific region later this year, as they seek to reduce dependence on China following its hostile political and military conduct.

  4. Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS) is a digital platform for?
    A) Mutual Funds
    B) Share Market
    C) MSME
    D) e-NAM
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS) — a digital platform where small businesses (MSMEs) can get access to capital by auctioning their trade receivables.

  5. Who has been appointed as the Director General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)?
    A) M A Ganapathy
    B) Rakesh Asthana
    C) F G Swami
    D) Bhupesh Gavaskar
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    A 1986 batch IPS officer of Uttarakhand cadre,M A Ganapathy has been appointed as the Director General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) for a tenure up to his superannuation on February 29, 2024.

  6. Who is the current Chief Minister of Nagaland?
    A) T. R. Zeliang
    B) Neiphiu Rio
    C) Pawan Kumar Chamling
    D) Manik Sarkar
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Capital – Kohima, Governor – RN Ravi

  7. Who will be the head of the committee set up by Defence Ministry to optimise the civil and military administrative appointments in the service headquarters?
    A) Lt. Gen. R. Chandrashekhar
    B) Lt. Gen. AN Das
    C) Lt. Gen. Panag
    D) Lt. Gen. Shekatkar
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Defence Ministry is set to optimise the civil and military administrative appointments in the service headquarters. A three-member committee has been set up to review the effective utilisation of the Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services (AFHQ CS) cadre.
    The committee headed by Lt. Gen. Shekatkar (retd). Other members are R. Chandrashekhar, a retired AFHQ cadre officer and AN Das from the MoD finance wing.

  8. Which expressway will have India’s 1st 5 ‘animal bridges’ for safe passage of wildlife?
    A) Delhi-Jaipur
    B) Delhi-Bhopal
    C) Delhi-Mumbai
    D) Delhi-Patna
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    To offer a safe passage to wildlife on the under-construction Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, five “animal overpasses” on the lines of “ecoducts” in the Netherlands are being planned, a first such effort in the country.
    These have been planned to ensure there are no disturbances to the Ranthambore Wildlife Corridor connecting Ranthambhore and Mukundra (Darrah) wildlife sanctuaries in Rajasthan.

  9. ‘Chhavni Covid: Yodha Sanrakshan Yojana’, a life insurance scheme to provide a cover of Rs 5 lakhs each to more than 10,000 employees working in cantonment areas across India will be provided through which insurance c ompany?
    A) The New India Assurance
    B) Life Insurance Corporation
    C) United India Insurance
    D) The Oriental Insurance Company
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a life insurance scheme that will provide a cover of Rs five lakhs each to more than 10,000 employees working in cantonment areas across India.
    ‘Chhavni Covid: Yodha Sanrakshan Yojana’, a group life insurance scheme through the Life Insurance Corporation will benefit permanent and contractual employees, including doctors, paramedics and sanitation staff.

  10. What is the theme of Human Rights Day 2020?
    A) Youth Standing Up for Human Rights
    B) Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity
    C) Working for your rights
    D) Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    December 10th is observed as Human Rights Day every year to reaffirm the importance of human rights in re-building the world we want, the need for global solidarity as well as our interconnectedness and shared humanity.
    This year’s Human Rights Day theme is “Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights”.

  11. The Cycling Summit to be hosted by the Cycling Federation of India (CFI) in 2021. The Cycling Federation of India (CFI) for the first time will not be held in which of the following cities?
    A) Delhi
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Bangalore
    D) Mumbai
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Cycling Federation of India (CFI) is all set to host the first-ever Cycling Summit in 2021, with an aim to promote the culture of cycling in the country.
    The CFI said that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a marketing exploration firm, Contarctica, for the summit.
    The Cycling Summit 2021 will be hosted in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore and is expected to be a unique confluence of cycling enthusiasts, renowned athletes, and businesses from all over the country.

  12. In which year Rural Infrastructure Development Fund(RIDF) was created in NABRARD?
    A) 1991-92
    B) 1992-93
    C) 1995-96
    D) 1996-97
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    Option C

  13. What is the new height of world’s highest peak Mount Everest revised jointly by Nepal and China?
    A) 8,848.86 metres
    B) 8,376.65 metres
    C) 8,924.08 metres
    D) 8,562.27 metres
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Nepal and China jointly announced that the revised height of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest was 8,848.86 metres, about 86 centimetres more than the previous measurement done by India in 1954.

  14. Where is Paradip Port located?
    A) Goa
    B) Odisha
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Maharashtra
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Jagatsinghpur, Odisha

  15. Hemant Khatri (Retd) has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of which defence shipbuilder company?
    A) Hindustan Shipyard Ltd.
    B) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders
    C) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
    D) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Hemant Khatri (Retd) assumed charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of state-owned defence shipbuilder, Hindustan Shipyard Ltd.

  16. Which app has been unveiled by the central government that will let Indians self-register for COVID-19 Vaccine?
    A) Re-WIN
    B) Co-WIN
    C) So-WIN
    D) Do-WIN
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Union Health Ministry has developed a digital platform, including a mobile application, for real-time monitoring of COVID-19 vaccine delivery, recording data and to enable people to get themselves registered for vaccination.
    There are five modules in Co-WIN app – administrator module, registration module, vaccination module, beneficiary acknowledgement module and report module.

  17. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Press Trust of India, the country’s premier news agency?
    A) Rajamani Venkataraman
    B) Vijay Kumar Chopra
    C) Aveek Sarkar
    D) iveck Goenka
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Aveek Sarkar, the Editor Emeritus and Vice Chairman of the Ananda Bazar Group of Publications, has been elected Chairman of Press Trust of India, the country’s premier news agency.
    Sarkar’s election was ratified by PTI’s Board of Directors at their meeting. He succeeds Vijay Kumar Chopra, Chief Editor of the Punjab Kesari Group of newspapers.

  18. Who won the Sports Person of the Year Award in female category at the FICCI India Sports Awards 2020?
    A) Apurvi Chandela
    B) Manu Bhaker
    C) Anjum Moudgil
    D) Elavenil Valarivan
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes, wrestler Bajrang Punia and shooter Elavenil Valarivan bagged the top honours at the FICCI India Sports Awards 2020 held virtually this year on the back of the prestigious 10th Global Sports Summit: FICCI TURF 2020.
    The two athletes, who have had an impressive 2019-20, won the Sports Person of the Year Awards in their respective categories.

  19. Indo-Nepal Remittance Facility comes under which type of transfer mechanism?
    A) RTGS
    B) NEFT
    C) IMPS
    D) None of these
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indo-Nepal Remittance Facility is a cross border remittance scheme to transfer funds from India to Nepal, enabled under the NEFT scheme.

  20. Who is the author of the children’s book, titled “The Big Thoughts of Little Luv”?
    A) Shahrukh Khan
    B) Tushar Kapoor
    C) Saif Ali Khan
    D) Karan Johar
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Filmmaker Karan Johar said that he has penned a children’s book, titled “The Big Thoughts of Little Luv”, which is inspired from his own experiences as a parent.
    The book will narrate the story of twins, Luv and Kusha.

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