GA Revision for IBPS PO/Clerk, Canara Bank – 276

GA Revision Questions for IBPS PO/Clerk, Canara Bank 2018 and other exams.

  1. What is India ‘s rank globally in terms of number of family owned businesses according to “Credit Suisse Family 1000”in 2018?
    A)5th
    B)1st
    C)2nd
    D)3rd
    E)4th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India ranks third globally in terms of number of family owned businesses with 111 companies having a total market capitalisation of $839 billion. India closely follows China with 159 firms and the US with 121 firms, says a report.
  2. Which company signed two agreements with the NITI Aayog and BSNL to speed up its Country Digital Acceleration programme in India?
    A)Microsoft
    B)Cisco
    C)Google
    D)Netflix
    E)Bing
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Cisco,a US based firm, that makes networking telecommunications equipment, has signed two agreements with the NITI Aayog and BSNL to speed up its Country Digital Acceleration programme in India.
  3. “Swachh Dhara”programme was flagged off in which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Amravati
    C)Nagpur
    D)Pune
    E)Hyderabad
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu flagged off the “Swachh Dhara”programme in Amravati, with an aim to provide clean drinking water across the state.
  4. How many airports of Airports Authority of India have been conferred with international awards at Customer Excellence Global Summit at Halifax, Canada?
    A)7
    B)6
    C)5
    D)2
    E)4
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    6 airports of the Airports Authority of India have been conferred with seven international awards. The Airports Council International (ACI) presented the Airport Service Quality Awards 2017 at Customer Excellence Global Summit at Halifax, Canada.
  5. FRA and IRS are such instruments which can provide effective hedge against interest rate risks. What does S stands for in IRS?
    A) Settlement
    B) Short
    C) Swap
    D) Skip
    E) Sort
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    IRS- Interest Rate Swap
  6. Who has priced the world’s first public bond created and managed using only blockchain in $100 million ($73.16 million)?
    A)OECD
    B)World Bank
    C)ADB
    D)AIIB
    E)IMF
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The World Bank has priced the world’s first public bond created and managed using only blockchain in $100 million ($73.16 million) deal designed to test how the technology might improve decades-old bond sales practices.
  7. Which state has the highest number of people living with HIV in India according to the latest data by Health and Family Welfare Ministry?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Bihar
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Haryana
    E)Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra has the highest number of people living with HIV in India which is around 3.30 lakh, contributing 15 per cent of total immunodeficiency virus-affected people in the country which is 21.40 lakh, according to the latest data by Health and Family Welfare Ministry.
  8. The NGT has appointed whom as head of a three-member committee to decide mining company Vedanta’s plea challenging closure of its Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin?
    A)MJ Khan
    B)VS Vazir
    C)MS Mathews
    D)SJ Vazifdar
    E) Sawarn Singh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The National Green Tribunal has appointed former Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice SJ Vazifdar as head of a three-member committee to decide mining company Vedanta’s plea challenging closure of its Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin.
  9. Which of the following system has been designed by NPCI for Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system?
    A) UPI
    B) BBPS
    C) IMPS
    D) ABPS
    E) RTGS
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    NPCI developed a centralized Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system, alternatively known as Aadhaar Payment Bridge (APB) System for channelizing the entitlements using Aadhaar number issued by UIDAI in an electronic manner by identifying the beneficiary and crediting the beneficiary bank account directly, once the Aadhaar number and the bank account number of the recipient are linked.
  10. India won how many medals in WUSHU at 18th Asian Games 2018?
    A)1
    B)4
    C)3
    D)5
    E)2
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Naorem Roshibini Devi, Santosh Kumar, Surya Bhanu Partap Singh and Narender Grewal lost in semifinal bouts but in the process gave the Indian team an unprecedented 4 medals in the Asian Games 2018.
  11. Which space agency is launching a laser-armed satellite that will measure in unprecedented detail changes in the heights of Earth’s polar ice to understand what is causing ice sheets to melt fast?
    A)NASA
    B)Space X
    C)ISRO
    D)Soviet Space Program
    E)AAI
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    NASA is launching a laser-armed satellite that will measure in unprecedented detail changes in the heights of Earth’s polar ice to understand what is causing ice sheets to melt fast. In recent years, contributions of melt from the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica alone have raised global sea level by more than a millimeter a year, accounting for approximately one-third of observed sea level rise, and the rate is increasing.Its called “ICESat-2”.
  12. Who assumed charge as the Finance Minister of India?
    A)Narendra Singh Tomar
    B)Ravi Shankar Prasad
    C)Arun Jaitley
    D)Smriti Irani
    E) MK Stalin
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Minister Arun Jaitley is back as the Finance Minister after a three-month interval. He was recuperating from a kidney transplant in May last.
  13. When was NASA founded?
    A)1956
    B)1958
    C)1960
    D)1962
    E)1950
    View Answer
    Option B

  14. Acccording to Moody,India’s economy is expected to grow at how much percent in 2018 and 2019?
    A)7.1
    B)7.2
    C)7.5
    D)7.3
    E)7.7
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Global credit ratings firm Moody’s Investors Service expects the Indian economy to grow by around 7.5 percent in 2018 and 2019.
  15. Which actress has been appointed as the brand ambassador of the Sanjay Gandhi national park?
    A)Madhuri Dixit
    B)Raveena Tandon
    C)Katrina Kaif
    D)Juhi Chawla
    E)Sonali Bendre
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The State government has appointed actor Raveena Tandon as the brand ambassador of the Sanjay Gandhi national park.
  16. Country’s biggest centre equipped with the ultra-modern technology Bhamashah Techno Hub was inaugurated in which city?
    A)Raipur
    B)Jaipur
    C)Gwalior
    D)Panna
    E)Raipur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the Bhamashah Techno Hub in Jhalana Industrial Area of Jaipur. She said the country’s biggest centre equipped with the ultra-modern technology will help around 700 entrepreneurs to work under one roof and realise their dreams.
  17. Which government is setting up a world-class interpretation centre at Dangamal near Bhitarkanika National Park to showcase its efforts in protecting crocodiles and preserving its rich mangrove diversity?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Odisha
    D)Nagaland
    E)Meghalaya
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Odisha government is setting up a world-class interpretation centre at Dangamal near Bhitarkanika National Park to showcase its efforts in protecting crocodiles and preserving its rich mangrove diversity.
  18. The ninth edition of Mountain Echoes Literature Festival began in which city?
    A)Beijing
    B)New Delhi
    C)Thimphu
    D)Tokyo
    E)Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In Bhutan, the ninth edition of Mountain Echoes Literature Festival began in Thimphu. The four-day Literature Festival began with a tribute to former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was remembered at the annual event for his animated style of poetry recitations.
  19. Which team defeated India in the annals of world kabaddi semi finals of the 18th Asian Games?
    A)Pakistan
    B)Iran
    C)Iraq
    D)Bangladesh
    E)Bhutan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Iran scripted history in the annals of world kabaddi by stunning India 27-18 in the semi finals of the 18th Asian Games.This is the first time since the traditional rural sport was included in the Asian Games in 1990 that the Indian men’s team will not take home the gold.
  20. Recently Debu Bose passed away.He belongs to which profession?
    A)Journalist
    B)Writer
    C)Singer
    D)Actor
    E)Politician
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Veteran Odia actor Debu Bose passes away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Hyderabad, at the age of 75.

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