GA Revision for LIC and NHB – 453

GA Revision Questions for LIC and NHB and other exams.

  1. Recently,Coorg Arabica Coffee was given GI tag.It is grown in which state?
    A)Karnataka
    B)Mizoram
    C)Kerala
    D)Assam
    E)Tripura
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Geographical Indication(GI) tags have been granted to Coorg Arabica Coffee,Wayaanad Robusta Coffee,Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee,Araku Valley Arabica Coffee and Bababudangiris Arabica Coffee,by GI Registry.
  2. Recently,Australian sporting icon Tim Cahill announced his retirement.He was related to which sports?
    A)Cricket
    B)Football
    C)Tennis
    D)Baseball
    E)Badminton
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    After four World Cups, an illustrious club career and having risen to the rank of Australian sporting icon Tim Cahill has officially quit professional football.
  3. ISRO signed agreement with which country to set up a joint maritime surveillance system in the country?
    A)France
    B)Russia
    C)Japan
    D)China
    E)Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    National space agency ISRO and its French counterpart The National Centre for Space Studies(CNES) and its French counterpart sealed an agreement to set up a joint maritime surveillance system in the country in May.
  4. 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) 2011
    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)
  5. Which bank launched “YONO Cash” for cardless withdrawal of cash?
    A)IDBI
    B)Canara
    C)BOB
    D)SBI
    E)OBC
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    SBI launched “YONO Cash” for cardless withdrawal of cash at over 16,500 SBI ATMs across the country.
  6. Which of the following is a term used for a contract to buy or sell an asset on a future date at a price specified today?
    A) Swaps
    B) Forwards
    C) Futures
    D) Options
    E) Exchange
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In finance, a futures contract (more colloquially, futures) is a standardized forward contract, a legal agreement to buy or sell something at a predetermined price at a specified time in the future.
  7. How many LPG connections have been distributed under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in 34 months?
    A)10 crore
    B)7 crore
    C)5 crore
    D)6 crore
    E)8 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    LPG connections distributed under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana touched the 7 crore mark with Geeta Devi becoming the seventh crore beneficiary of the scheme. Launched in 2016, the flagship scheme has achieved this “milestone” in just 34 months.
  8. Which company has acquired Middle East rival Careem?
    A)OYO
    B)Uber
    C)Ola
    D)Meru
    E)eCar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Uber has confirmed that it is acquiring its Middle East rival Careem in a deal worth USD 3.1 billion.Careem was founded in 2012 as a ride-hailing service. Over the years, it expanded its services to include food and package delivery, bus services, and credit transfers.
  9. According to Open Signal,which city has topped the list of 50 cities in India in terms of 4G availability?
    A)Kanpur
    B)Dhanbad
    C)Nashik
    D)Pune
    E)Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In terms of 4G availability,Dhanbad in Jharkhand has topped the list of 50 cities in India, London-based wireless coverage mapping company Open Signal said.
  10. Where is the HQ of RailTel Corporation of India?
    A)Chennai
    B)New Delhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Gurugram
    E)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option D

  11. Where is the HQ of National Centre of Space Studies?
    A)New York
    B)London
    C)Geneva
    D)Paris
    E)Singapore
    View Answer
    Option D

  12. Which state’s chief electoral officer launched the Enajori initiative?
    A)Manipur
    B)Assam
    C)Mizoram
    D)Meghalaya
    E)Tripura
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Assam Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh Sahu launched the Enajori initiative in Guwahati.
  13. How much amount of additional loan financing was signed by the World Bank,the Indian government and representatives of 5 states of Government of India for the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project?
    A)$135 million
    B)$137 million
    C)$140 million
    D)$145 million
    E) $162 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The World Bank,the Indian government and representatives of 5 states of Government of India and Implementing Agencies signed in New Delhi the Loan Agreement for Additional Financing of $137 million for the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project.
  14. The Indian Railways has decided to run how many special summer trains to handle extra rush of passengers during this season?
    A)100
    B)150
    C)120
    D)50
    E)160
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian railways said that 100 summer special trains would be run to handle extra rush of passengers during this season.
  15. RailTel Corporation of India ltd., a Mini Ratna CPSU under the Ministry of Railways, has successfully completed work of turning how many stations into free WiFi zones?
    A)1000
    B)1500
    C)2000
    D)2500
    E)1200
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    RailTel Corporation of India ltd., a Mini Ratna CPSU under the Ministry of Railways, has successfully completed work of turning 1000 railway stations across the country into Free Wi-Fi zones.
  16. Which state’s Marayoor Jaggery received GI tag recently?
    A)Telangana
    B)Odisha
    C)Karnataka
    D)Kerala
    E)Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Marayoor Jaggery, the traditional and handmade product from Idukki district of Kerala received the GI tag from the Central Government. It is dark brown in colour, high in sweetness and iron, with less sodium content and insoluble impurities.
  17. Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba commissioned a state-of-the-art “Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Training Facility-ABHEDYA” in which state?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Andhra Pradesh
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Odisha
    E)Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba commissioned a state-of-the-art “Nuclear ,Biological ,Chemical Training Facility-ABHEDYA” at INS Shivaji in Lonavala. The ceremony was attended by a host of dignitaries, including VAdm AK Chawla, FOC-in-C Southern Naval Command, VAdm GS Pabby, Chief of Materiel and Cmde BB Nagpal CMD, GSL
  18. Which state government launched a MSME networking portal recently?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Telangana
    C)Odisha
    D)Andhra Pradesh
    E)Chattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Telangana government launched a MSME networking portal, Telangana State Global Linker in Hyderabad to digitise over 2.3 million MSMEs of the state. The solution aims to address key challenges faced by MSMEs with the core objective of making their business growth simpler, more profitable and enjoyable.
  19. Who was named as new Finance Secretary?
    A)SC Khuntia
    B)Ajay Jha
    C)Ajay Tyagi
    D)Subash Chandra Garg
    E) D Gukesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved designating Subash Chandra Garg, IAS Secretary, Department of economics Affairs, Ministry of Finance Finance Secretary Garg would replace Ajay Narayan Jha, who got superannuated recently.
  20. Recently, Valery Bykovsky passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Professor
    B)Social activist
    C)Poet
    D)Space Pioneer
    E)Writer
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Valery Bykovsky, , who was the 11th person to venture into space and who held the unbroken record for the longest solo spaceflight, has died aged 84. He first flew aboard a Vostok 5 spacecraft in June 1963 and would go on to take part in two more USSR missions.

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