GA Revision for Banking and Other Exams – 1013

  1. In June 2021, a new plant species named Sida keralensis was spotted in which city?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Thiruvananthapuram
    C) Kochi
    D) Mumbai
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    subshrub spotted on the roadsides and wastelands in Thiruvananthapuram district has been identified as a new species of the genus Sida, to which the Kurumthotti, used in Ayurveda, also belongs.

  2. Which union ministry has implemented SPARSH, a web-based system to process pension claims directly into the bank accounts of related people?
    A) Defence Ministry
    B) Ministry of Home Affairs
    C) Ministry of External Affairs
    D) Ministry of Finance
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Defence Ministry has implemented SPARSH, an integrated system for automation of sanction and disbursement of defence pension.

  3. Which of the following is a Money Market Instrument?
    A) Debt
    B) Equity
    C) Bankers’ Acceptances
    D) Derivatives
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Bankers’ Acceptances is Money Market Instrument; Rest all are Capital Market Instrument.

  4. Government allowed how much per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) under automatic route for oil and gas PSUs?
    A) 49%
    B) 100%
    C) 25%
    D) 74%
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) issued an executive order to allow 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) under automatic route for oil and gas PSUs, in case an in-principle approval for strategic disinvestment has been approved by the government.

  5. Where is Deendayal Sea Port is located?
    A) Gulf of Kutch
    B) Bangalore
    C) Patna
    D) Raipur
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    Option A

  6. Who has been granted this year’s Spanish Princess of Asturias Literature Award?
    A) Nicolas Toms
    B) Amitav Ghosh
    C) Kane Thompson
    D) Emmanuel Carrere
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    French author Emmanuel Carrere, popular for his non-fiction books in a high literary vein, has been granted this year’s Spanish Princess of Asturias Literature Award.

  7. In July 2021, Union Cabinet approved the Memorandum on Cooperation (MoC) between Competition Commission of India (CCI) and which country’s Fair Trade Commission to promote and strengthen cooperation in the matter of Competition Law and Policy?
    A) Japan
    B) Sweden
    C) Netherlands
    D) UK
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet has approved the Memorandum on Cooperation (MoC) between Competition Commission of India (CCI) and Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) to promote and strengthen cooperation in the matter of Competition Law and Policy.

  8. Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan announced to set up a National Research Foundation (NRF) to strengthen the research ecosystem in the country. What is the total proposed outlay of NRF?
    A) Rs 30,000 crore
    B) Rs 50,000 crore
    C) Rs 70,000 crore
    D) Rs 10,000 crore
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan said that the Government is proposing to set up a National Research Foundation (NRF) to strengthen the research ecosystem in the country. The total proposed outlay of National Research Foundation is Rs 50,000 crore over a period of five years.

  9. Who has been honoured with the highest civilian award of Mongolia ‘The Order of Polar Star’?
    A) Suraj Chaturvedi
    B) Kiran Rai Singh
    C) LV Prabhakar
    D) RK Sabharwal
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    RK Sabharwal, the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Engineers India Limited (EIL), has been honoured with the highest civilian award of Mongolia ‘The Order of Polar Star’.

  10. Who is the current caninet minister of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare?
    A) Harsh Vardhan
    B) Mansukh L. Mandaviya
    C) Ravi Shankar Prasad
    D) Prakash Javadekar
    View Answer
    Option B

  11. Where did Amazon India launched its first ‘Digital Kendra’ in India as part of its commitment to digitise 10 million Indian micro, small and medium enterprises by 2025?
    A) Agra
    B) Gurugram
    C) Surat
    D) Lucknow
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Amazon India launched its first ‘Digital Kendra’ in Surat, Gujarat, as part of its commitment to digitise 10 million Indian micro, small and medium enterprises by 2025.

  12. Who won the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award?
    A) Keshav Swami
    B) Anand Radhakrishnan
    C) Pradeep Mishra
    D) Kumar Prem
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Mumbai-based visual artist and illustrator Anand Radhakrishnan won the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award.

  13. Where is the headquarters of International Monetary Fund situated?
    A) Washington, D.C., United States
    B) New York, United States
    C) London, England
    D) Paris, France
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    Option A

  14. Who was appointed as Head Of Payments In India of WhatsApp?
    A) Nikhil Rawat
    B) Manesh Mahatme
    C) Sujoy Ghosh
    D) Ramesh Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    WhatsApp has appointed former Amazon executive Manesh Mahatme to head its newly launched payment service in the country.

  15. When is World laughter Day observed?
    A) April 30th
    B) First Saturday of May
    C) 1st May
    D) First Sunday of May
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    World Laughter Day is celebrated every year on the first Sunday of May to raise awareness about laughter and its many healing benefits. This year the day falls on May 02, 2021.

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