GA Revision for IBPS PO/Clerk, Canara Bank – 287

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

  1. The National Housing Bank increased its refinance limit to how much amount to make more funds available to eligible housing finance companies?
    A)20000 cr
    B)25000 cr
    C)30000 cr
    D)40000 cr
    E)42000 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The National Housing Bank increased its refinance limit to Rs 30,000 crore to make more funds available to eligible housing finance companies.
  2. Where is the hq of National Housing bank?
    A)Nashik
    B)Kolkata
    C)New Delhi
    D)Mumbai
    E)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. NASSCOM Foundation signed an agreement with which organization to strengthen child rights through meaningful business interventions?
    A)International Labour Organization(ILO)
    B)Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO)
    C)UNICEF
    D)World Health Organization(WHO)
    E)UNESCO
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    UNICEF and NASSCOM Foundation signed an agreement to strengthen child rights through meaningful business interventions. With this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the two organisations will work collaboratively on two key areas including national sensitisation on “child online protection” and “encouraging innovations for child rights”in the country.
  4. Which organization has won the “ISSA Good Practice Award” for Administrative Solution for Coverage Extension at the “Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific”held at Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia?
    A)NABARD
    B)ESIC
    C)PNB
    D)SBI
    E)RBI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Employees State Insurance Corporation has won the “ISSA Good Practice Award” for Administrative Solution for Coverage Extension at the “Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific”held at Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.
  5. GD Agarwal, who was on a fast for the last 111 days demanding a clean Ganga, passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Sports
    C)Politics
    D)Environmentalist
    E)Singer
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Environmentalist GD Agarwal, who was on a fast for the last 111 days demanding a clean Ganga, passed away after a heart attack in Rishikesh.
  6. Basel III capital regulations were released by Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) as a Global Regulatory Framework for more resilient banks and banking systems on______________
    A) December 2010
    B) March 2011
    C) December 2011
    D) December 2012
    E) December 2013
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The BCBS released comprehensive reform package entitled “Basel III: A global regulatory framework for more resilient banks and banking systems” (known as Basel III capital regulations) in December 2010.
  7. Who will head the committee which has been reconstituted tasking with taking various measures to tackle air pollution in the National Capital Region?
    A)Biblab Singh
    B)Ajay Singh
    C)Injeti Srinivas
    D)Bhure Lal
    E) Injeti Srinivas
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The centre has reconstituted Supreme Court-empowered Environment Pollution Authority or the EPCA, which is tasked with taking various measures to tackle air pollution in the National Capital Region. The tenure of the last EPCA expired on October 3.Former secretary Bhure Lal continues to be the chairman, while the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) DG Sunita Narain is one of the members.
  8. 17th Council of Heads of Government,CHG Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization held at which place?
    A)Ukraine
    B)Turkmenistan
    C)Tajikistan
    D)Afghanistan
    E)Iraq
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be participating in the 17th Council of Heads of Government,CHG Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to be held in Dushanbe,Tajikistan on 11th to 12th of this month.
  9. What is the term which refers to an economy where the government imposes few or no restrictions and regulations on buyers and sellers?
    A) Free-market Economy
    B) True-cost Economy
    C) Socialist Economy
    D) Command Economy
    E) Supply Side Economics
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Free market refers to an economy where the government imposes few or no restrictions and regulations on buyers and sellers. In a free market, participants determine what products are produced, how, when and where they are made, to whom they are offered, and at what price—all based on supply and demand.
  10. How much percent interest rate has been hiked by the centre for the non-government provident, superannuation, and gratuity funds, effective from October 1?
    A)8.4 percent
    B)7 percent
    C)8 percent
    D)7.5 percent
    E)7.2 percent
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Centre has notified a higher interest rate of 8% for the non-government provident, superannuation, and gratuity funds, effective from October 1.
  11. Which country’s passport has been named the most powerful in the world, overtaking Singapore, according to the Henley Passport Index?
    A)Brazil
    B)China
    C)Japan
    D)Hong Kong
    E)Germany
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Japan’s passport has been named the most powerful in the world, overtaking Singapore, according to the Henley Passport Index. Having gained visa-free access to Myanmar earlier this month, Japanese citizens now have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations around the world.
  12. In the wake of the #MeToo Movement, the Producers Guild of India announced the formation of a special committee to look into matters of sexual harassment at the workplace within the industry.Who will head this committee?
    A)Sneha Rajan
    B)Ekta Kapoor
    C)Kiran Kher
    D)Kiran Rao
    E)Hema Malini
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In the wake of the #MeToo Movement, the Producers Guild of India announced the formation of a special committee to look into matters of sexual harassment at the workplace within the industry. The committee with filmmakers Kiran Rao and Ekta Kapoor among others as its members held its first meeting.It will be headed by Sneha Rajan.
  13. The 17th edition of old world theatre festival held at which place?
    A)Chennai
    B)Mumbai
    C)Pune
    D)New Delhi
    E)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The 17th edition of old world theatre festival will bring to stage productions that mirror the continuities in Indian theatre from the earliest to the most contemporary with a special focus on the next generation of theatre artistes and directors.
  14. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched India for Humanity initiative at which place?
    A)Nashik
    B)New Delhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Pune
    E)Raipur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched India for Humanity initiative in New Delhi as part of 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi being held over the next one year.
  15. Marking the World Post Day, Department of Posts is celebrating National Postal Week from 9-15 October,2018 in which state?
    A)Odisha
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Bihar
    D)Karnataka
    E)Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Marking the World Post Day, Department of Posts is celebrating National Postal Week from 9-15 October,2018 in Maharashtra.
  16. Recently,Centre exempted Sikh Womens from wearing protective helmets in which city?
    A)Delhi
    B)Amritsar
    C)Panna
    D)Chandigarh
    E)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Central Government has sent an advisory to the Chandigarh Administration to follow the notification issued by the Delhi Government giving exemption to Sikh women from wearing protective headgear(Helmet) while riding two-wheelers in the city.
  17. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri JP Nadda inaugurated “2nd World Conference on Access to Medical Products :Achieving the SDGs 2030”at which place?
    A)Bhopal
    B)Lucknow
    C)New Delhi
    D)Pune
    E)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri JP Nadda inaugurated “2nd World Conference on Access to Medical Products :Achieving the SDGs 2030” in New Delhi
  18. Women achievers meet at UN forum recently concluded in which city?
    A)Delhi
    B)Pune
    C)Bengaluru
    D)Mumbai
    E)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Over a dozen women achievers from different walks of life participated in a day-long festival at a UN forum in Bengaluru. Created and curated by veteran journalist Barkha Dutta for “We the Women’s forum”, the fest themed on #opening doors and #breakingbarriers was marked by dialogues on issues such as the fight for women against the religious orthodoxy whether in ending Triple Talaq or demanding the right to enter Sabarimala.
  19. According to UK-based charity Oxfam Internationals “Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index”,what is India’s rank among 157 countries?
    A)142nd
    B)145th
    C)147th
    D)150th
    E)144th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    UK-based charity Oxfam Internationals “Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index” ranks India 147th among 157 countries analysed, describing the country’s commitment to reducing inequality as a “a very worrying situation” given that it is home to 1.3 billion people, many of whom live in extreme poverty.The list is topped by Denmark.
  20. Santosh Singh Jain passed away in Mumbai at the age of 97.He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)Film industry
    C)Journalist
    D)Politics
    E)Vocalist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian film trade expert Santosh Singh Jain passed away in Mumbai at the age of 97. He was also addressed as ‘The Iron Man’.

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