GA Revision for Banking and Other Exams – 1064

  1. What was the theme of International Day of Democracy 2021?
    A) Democracy under Strain: Solutions for a Changing World
    B) Covid-19: A Spotlight on Democracy
    C) Recall that democracy is about people
    D) Strengthening democratic resilience in the face of future crises
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The International Day of Democracy also known as World Democracy Day is observed every year on 15 September. The theme for International Day of Democracy 2021 is “Strengthening democratic resilience in the face of future crises”.
  2. The total loans and advances given by the NABARD during 2020-21 registered a growth of 25.2 per cent year-on-year to reach how much amount?
    A) Rs. 8 Lakh Crore
    B) Rs. 3 Lakh Crore
    C) Rs. 6 Lakh Crore
    D) Rs. 9 Lakh Crore
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The total loans and advances extended by NABARD during 2020-21 registered a growth of 25.2 per cent year-on-year to reach Rs 6 lakh crore, with half of it going into production and investment, the bank said in its annual report.
  3. Instant fund transfer under UPI, if available for how many hours in a day?
    A) 8 hours
    B) 10 hours
    C) 12 hours
    D) 24 hours
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    UPI Services offers an instant, twenty four hours i.e. 24X7, interbank electronic fund transfer and/or fund collection service to the Users of UPI member banks.
  4. Which country’s Army chief has been conferred with the honorary rank of General of the Indian Army by President Ram Nath Kovind?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) Phillipines
    C) Nepal
    D) Maldives
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Nepal Army Chief General Prabhu Ram Sharma was conferred the honorary rank of General of the Indian Army by President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony at the RashtrapatiBhavan.
  5. Who has been conferred with the Swami Brahmanand Award 2021 for his contribution in the field of education?
    A) Anand Kumar
    B) Mukesh Bansal
    C) Kishori Lal Gupta
    D) Harjinder Singh
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Mathematician Anand Kumar was conferred with the Swami Brahmanand Award 2021 for his contribution in the field of education through his ‘Super 30’ initiative, which prepares underprivileged students for the IIT entrance exam.
  6. Who was the India’s flag-bearer during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics 2020?
    A) Amit Mariyappan
    B) Ravi Prasad
    C) Thangavelu Mariyappan
    D) Tek Chand
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Javelin thrower Tek Chand will be India’s flag-bearer during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 as Thangavelu Mariyappan was quarantined after he came in close contact with a COVID-19 positive person on the flight to Tokyo.
  7. Which Insurance company has partnered withIPPB, Department of Posts to launch 2 new products?
    A) Life Insurance Corporation
    B) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
    C) Religare Health Insurance
    D) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance has entered into a tripartite partnership with the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) and the Department of Posts (DoP), launching two insurance products to tap the vast rural customers across the country.
  8. The festival of ‘Dhanu Jatra’ is celebrated in which Indian state?
    A) Odisha
    B) Tamilnadu
    C) Kerala
    D) West Bengal
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Dhanu Jatra or Dhanu Yatra is an annual drama-based open air theatrical performance celebrated in Bargarh, Odisha. Spread across a 8 km radius area around the Bargarh municipality, it is world’s largest open air theater, one that finds a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records.
  9. Which of the following was conferred with the “Rajbhasha Keerthi Puraskar” award?
    A) NLC India Limited
    B) National Mineral Development Ltd.
    C) Hindalco Industries
    D) National Aluminium Company
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The highest and the most prestigious “Rajbhasha Keerthi Puraskar” award was presented to National Mineral Development Ltd. (NMDC), under Ministry of Steel during the Rajbhasha Diwas Samaroh in New Delhi. Visakhapatnam Steel plant has been bestowed with the ‘Rajbhasha Keerti Puraskar’-FIRST PRIZE for effective implementation of Official Language Hindi for the year 2020-21.
  10. Who is appointed as joint secretary in the Ministry of Cooperation?
    A) Abhay Kumar Singh
    B) Rajeev Porwal
    C) Amit Dubey
    D) Ravi Shankar Prasad
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Abhay Kumar Singh has been appointed as joint secretary in the Ministry of Cooperation which was recently formed with an aim to strengthen the cooperative movement in the country, according to a Personnel Ministry order issued.
  11. Pilgrimage site Bhadrachalam of which state has been added as a destination in the IRCTC’s Ramayana Circuit train?
    A) Telangana
    B) Karnataka
    C) Kerela
    D) Tamil Nadu
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Hindu pilgrimage site Bhadrachalam in Telangana has been added as one of the destinations in the Ramayana Circuit of the Pilgrim Special Train of IRCTC.
  12. How many banks are classified as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) by RBI?
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    SBI in basket 3 and ICICI Bank in Basket 1; There are 5 baskets of which basket 5 is of higest pripority and 1 of lowest priority. Last added Bank is HDFC Bank. So total 3.
  13. World cancer day is observed globally every year on _______?
    A) 11 January
    B) 24 March
    C) 24 January
    D) 4th February
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    Option D
  14. Retired Lt. General Gurmit Singh took oath as 8th Governor of which state?
    A) Bihar
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Punjab
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Retired Lt. General Gurmeet Singh is the new Governor of Uttarakhand. He is 8th Governor of the State. Lt Gen Singh succeeds Baby Rani Maurya, who resigned three years before completing her tenure.
  15. Which state government conferred the prestigious Sri Basava International Award on Sri Basavaliga Pattaddevaru, senior seer of Bhalki Hiremath?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Karnataka
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Rajasthan
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Karnataka government has selected Sri Basavaliga Pattaddevaru, senior seer of Bhalki Hiremath, for the prestigious Sri Basava International Award. Minister for Kannada and Culture V. Sunil Kumar will present the award at Ravindra Kalakshetra in Bengaluru.

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