GA Revision for ESIC UDC Main, EPFO, IBPS PO/Clerk and Other Exams – 565

GA Revision Questions for ESIC UDC Main, EPFO, IBPS PO/Clerk and Other exams.

  1. Which country commemorated first glacier lost to climate change recently?
    A)Netherlands
    B)Germany
    C)Iceland
    D)Greece
    E)Italy
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Iceland unveiled a plaque to its Okjokull ice sheet, the first of the country’s hundreds of glaciers to melt away due to climate change.
  2. Which bank launched web tool Vasool So-Ft’ (Vasool So-Fast) for digitasing the NPA recovery process on the banks?
    A)Yes Bank
    B)Federal Bank
    C)Karnataka Bank
    D)HDFC Bank
    E)ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Karnataka Bank Ltd has launched the web tool – ‘Vasool So-Ft’ (Vasool So-Fast) – for digitalising the NPA (non-performing asset) recovery process of the bank.
  3. As per data released by Controller General of Accounts,what was fiscal deficit of India for 2018-19?
    A)3.45%
    B)3.76%
    C)3.98%
    D)3.39%
    E)3.13%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    As per the data released by Controller General of Accounts (CGA), India met its fiscal deficit target for 2018-19, which came in at 3.39 per cent of GDP, slightly lower than 3.4 per cent estimated in the revised estimates of the Budget, on the back of an increase in non-tax revenue and lower expenditure.

  4. Recently,Cabinet decided to give monthly pension of how much to all small and marginal farmers across the country?
    A)Rs 3000
    B)Rs 2000
    C)Rs 5000
    D)Rs 6000
    E) Rs 8000
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In its first meeting, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to give monthly pension of Rs 3,000 to all small and marginal farmers across the country, small traders, businessmen, and shopkeepers after they attain the age of 60 years.

  5. What is the rank of India in 2019 Henley Passport Index?
    A)86th
    B)87th
    C)81st
    D)89th
    E)85th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Recently the Henley Passport Index 2019 ranking was issued. Indian Passport has been given the rank of 86th position with a mobility score of 58. The score means that Indian passport holders can travel to 58 countries without any prior Visa.
  6. Where is the HQ of Fitch Ratings?
    A)London
    B)New York
    C)Nairobi
    D)Rome
    E)Colombo
    View Answer
    Option B

  7. According to an analysis of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) data released by environmental NGO Greenpeace,Which country is becoming world’s biggest sulphur dioxide emitter?
    A)India
    B)China
    C)Russia
    D)USA
    E)Japan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    According to an analysis of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) data released by environmental NGO Greenpeace, India has more than 15 percent of all anthropogenic sulphur dioxide (SO2) hotspots in the world detected by the OMI (Ozone Monitoring Instrument) satellite.

  8. Nepal is organising which program in India to highlight the country’s tourism destinations?
    A)Aao Nepal 2020
    B)Come Nepal 2020
    C)Chal Pade Nepal 2020
    D)Visit Nepal 2020
    E)Welcome Nepal 2020
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a bid to promote tourism, Nepal Tourism Board is organising a program “Visit Nepal 2020” here in India to highlight the country’s many tourist destinations.
  9. The SWIFT India and South Asia Conference held in Which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)Pune
    D)Nagpur
    E)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The SWIFT India and South Asia Conference held at the St Regis Mumbai saw the participation of 500 delegates representing financial institutions, regulators, market infrastructure experts, multinational corporations, and other industry professionals, to discuss the most pertinent issues concerning the nation’s financial market.
  10. What is credit rating used for?
    A) To rate the borrower while giving loans
    B) To rate Bank while taking loans
    C) To rate customer while giving Forex loans
    D) To rate a customer before giving a home loan
    E) None of these
    View Answer
    Option A

  11. Which state government launched a 24*7 toll free helpline (call on number 1076) to address people’s grievances?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Madhya Pradesh
    D)Arunachal Pradesh
    E)Chattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched a 24×7 toll-free helpline to allow people from across the state to register their grievance via a phone call on number 1076 instead of travelling all the way to Lucknow.

  12. When did the BRICS states signed the Agreement on the New Development Bank, which makes provisions for the legal basis of the bank?
    A) 2013
    B) 2014
    C) 2015
    D) 2012
    E) 2016
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    On 15 July 2014, the first day of the 6th BRICS summit held in Fortaleza, Brazil, the BRICS states signed the Agreement on the New Development Bank, which makes provisions for the legal basis of the bank.
    In a separate agreement, a reserve currency pool worth $100 bln was set up by BRICS nations.
    July 2014 (Treaty signed)
    July 2015 (Treaty in force)
  13. The 10th National Science Film Festival of India will held in Which city in 2020?
    A)Shillong
    B)Agartala
    C)Chennai
    D)Kohima
    E)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In an effort to raise awareness about science and environment through films, the 10th National Science Film Festival of India (NSFFI) will be organised in Tripura on January and February 2020.

  14. Recently Arjen Robbin announced his retirement.He was related to which field?
    A)Journalist
    B)Actor
    C)Writer
    D)Sports
    E)Philospher
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Arjen Robben, the former Bayern Munich and Netherland forward, announced his retirement from football. The 35-year-old has featured in over 500 matches for the club and his country in the entire career.

  15. Which company has acquired startup called “Pull Panda”?
    A)Microsoft
    B)Accenture
    C)Google
    D)Amazon
    E)Facebook
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    To review codes, Microsoft-owned GitHub has acquired a US-based start-up called Pull Panda that makes collaboration tools for software teams at an undisclosed amount.

  16. India’s first Design Development Center “Fashionova” was launched in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)Nashik
    C)Surat
    D)Lucknow
    E)Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s first Design Development Center ‘Fashionova’ was launched in the Textile city Surat recently to promote the city in the field of the fashion design sector.
  17. According to UN,India to overtake China as the world’s most populous country by Which year?
    A)2027
    B)2028
    C)2025
    D)2030
    E)2034
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India is projected to overtake China as the world’s most populous country around 2027, according to a UN report.
  18. Which telecom operator completed merger of the consumer mobile businesses of Tata Teleservices ?
    A)Bharti Airtel
    B)BSNL
    C)Vodafone
    D)Jio
    E)Reliance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bharti Airtel and Bharti Hexacom announced the merger of the consumer mobile businesses (CMB) of Tata Teleservices (TTSL) and Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) (TTML) with the two Bharti Group companies. This move spells better synergies and increased customer base for the country’s third-largest mobile service provider.
  19. As per Fitch Ratings,India to grow at how much percent in FY 2021-22?
    A)7.4%
    B)7.3%
    C)7.2%
    D)7.1%
    E)7.5%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Fitch Ratings saw India’s growth for FY 2019-20 at 6.6 per cent and 7.1 per cent in 2021-22.

  20. Recently Santosh Rana passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A)Journalist
    B)Actor
    C)Politics
    D)Philosopher
    E)Sports
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Santosh Rana, one of the foremost leaders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) and a major thinker on caste, class and tribal politics in West Bengal and winner of a top literary award in the State, passed away recently. He was 76.

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