GA Revision for NIACL Assistant, IBPS RRB PO/Clerk, Indian Bank – 235

GA Revision Questions for RBI Grade B 2018, NIACL Assistant 2018, IBPS RRB 2018, Indian Bank 2018 and other exams.

  1. A two-day India UAE Partnership Summit will be held in which city?
    A)Riyadh
    B)Mumbai
    C) Singapore
    D)New Delhi
    E) Dubai
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation:

    A two-day India UAE Partnership Summit will be held in Dubai from October 30. We are delighted to support the second IUPS being organised by the Business Leaders Forum (BLF). Its objectives and agenda fit perfectly into efforts to promote the strategic partnership between India and the United Arab Emirates.
  2. Who was re-appointed as TRAI chairperson?
    A)RS Verma
    B)Ajay Sevak
    C)RS Sharma
    D)Ajay Tyagi
    E)Vinay Mittal
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Centre has re-appointed Ram Sewak Sharma as chairperson of the TRAI for a further period of two years.
  3. Which of the following is the class of derivative designed to separate and then transfer the risk of default on a debt that may arise from a borrower failing to make required payments?
    A) Property Derivative
    B) Interest Rate Derivative
    C) Credit Derivative
    D) Commodity Derivative
    E) Equity Derivative
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In finance, a credit derivative refers to any one of “various instruments and techniques designed to separate and then transfer the credit risk” or the risk of an event of default of a corporate or sovereign borrower, transferring it to an entity other than the lender or debtholder.
  4. Which country joined elite group of countries capable of air to air fuel transfer recently?
    A)Pakistan
    B)Sri Lanka
    C)USA
    D)India
    E)Iraq
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The first ever mid air refuelling of the indigenously developed light combat aircraft Tejas was successfully carried out, placing India in an elite group of countries having air-to-air refuelling capacity for military planes.
  5. Which railway station is set to be renamed after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee?
    A)Charbagh railway station
    B)Habibganj railway station
    C)Panna railway station
    D)Satna railway station
    E)Muzaffarpur railway station
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said he would request the railway ministry to rename Habibganj railway station after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and announced that the BJP stalwart’s bust will be set up at his alma mater, Gorkhi Higher Secondary Government School, Gwalior, which will also have a museum and planetarium.
  6. Which organization successfully tested a low-weight indigenously developed man portable anti tank guided missile(MPATGM) at its Ahmednagar range?
    A)BHEL
    B)ISRO
    C)DRDO
    D)BEL
    E)HPCL
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) successfully tested a low-weight indigenously developed man portable anti tank guided missile(MPATGM) at its Ahmednagar range.
  7. Jack Ma is planning to step down from his role to pursue philanthropy in education.He hails from which country?
    A)Australia
    B)China
    C)Japan
    D)India
    E)Bhutan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Chinese billionaire, co-founder of Alibaba Jack Ma is planning to step down from his role to pursue philanthropy in education.
  8. Famous “Hazratganj Chauraha” will be renamed after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as “Atal Chowk”.It is situated in which city?
    A)Gorakhpur
    B)Lucknow
    C)Mumbai
    D)Kanpur
    E)Gwalior
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Lucknow’s famous “Hazratganj Chauraha” will be renamed after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as “Atal Chowk”.
  9. ‘Eazypay’, India’s first mobile app for merchants to accept payments on mobile phone through multiple digital modes belongs to which bank?
    A) Federal Bank
    B) Dhanalakshmi Bank
    C) Yes Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
    E) DBS Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    A first-of-its kind application, ‘Eazypay’ offers customers the improved convenience of paying by using their mobile phone through Unified Payment Interface (UPI), any credit / debit card & internet banking, and ‘Pockets’, digital wallet of ICICI Bank.
  10. Astronomers discovered the most distant radio galaxy ever by using GMRT.What does “G” represents in GMRT?
    A)Game
    B)Given
    C)Giant
    D)Great
    E)Get
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    After nearly twenty years, the record of the most distant radio galaxy ever discovered has been broken. A team led by Leiden PhD student Aayush Saxena has found a radio galaxy from a time when the universe was only 7% of its current age, at a distance of 12 billion light years. The team used the Giant Meter wave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in India to initially identify the radio galaxy.
  11. World Biofuel Day 2018 event was held in which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Mumbai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Pune
    E)Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    “World Biofuel Day 2018” event was organized in New Delhi on 10th August with the Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi addressing a diverse gathering, consisting of farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, students, government officials, and legislators.
  12. The Power Ministry launched an ambitious programme on energy efficiency in chillers that consume more than 40 percent of total energy in commercial buildings.Name the programme?
    A)Chiller Electric Programme
    B)Chiller Electricity Programme
    C)Chiller Star Labelling Programme
    D)Chiller Labeled Programme
    E)Chiller Energy Programme
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Power Ministry launched an ambitious programme on energy efficiency in chillers that consume more than 40 percent of total energy in commercial buildings.The Chiller Star Labelling Programme has been formulated by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency(BEE). It envisages providing star rating in terms of its energy performance. Initially, the programme is launched on voluntary basis and will be valid up to December 31,2020.
  13. When is international Literacy Day celebrated?
    A)Sep 9
    B)Sep 8
    C)Sep 10
    D)Sep 7
    E)Sep 11
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    International Literacy Day is celebrated annually on Sep 8 across the world. This year International Literacy Day theme is “Literacy and Skill Development”.
  14. India signed MoU with which country on cooperation in the operation of telemetry tracking and telecommand station for satellite and launch vehicles?
    A)Indonesia
    B)Mauritius
    C)Brunei
    D)South Africa
    E)Singapore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been apprised of the MoU between India and Brunei Darussalam on cooperation in the operation of telemetry tracking and telecommand station for satellite and launch vehicles, and for cooperation in the field of space research, science and applications.
  15. Which state was recently declared Open Defecation Free(ODF)?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Odisha
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)J&K
    E)Haryana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik has declared the state open defecation free and congratulated the state administration for this achievement.
  16. Country’s first inter state transmission system (ISTS) auction is commissioned in which city?
    A)Gorakhpur
    B)Bhuj
    C)Lucknow
    D)Pune
    E)Gandhinagar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said 126MW wind power capacity, part of country’s first inter state transmission system (ISTS) auction, is commissioned in Bhuj,Gujarat.
  17. HRD Ministry will spend how much amount on collaborative research between Indian and foreign institutes under the “Scheme for promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration”?
    A)420 cr
    B)418 cr
    C)425 cr
    D)415 cr
    E)406 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry announced a spending of Rs 418 crore from 2018-20 on collaborative research between Indian and foreign institutes under the “Scheme for promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration”.
  18. Marbat festival is celebrated in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Nashik
    C)Pune
    D)Nagpur
    E)New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Thousands of people thronged the streets of Maharashtra’s Nagpur city to celebrate the Marbat festival.As per the tradition, the devotees took out a procession carrying effigies that represent evil forces. The clay effigies or ‘Marbats’ of Kali (black) and Pivli (Yellow) were the main attraction of the procession.
  19. Regional Conference on Good Governance with Focus on Aspirational Districts held in which city?
    A)Bhopal
    B)Panna
    C)Jabalpur
    D)Nashik
    E)Varanasi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DAR&PG), Government of India in association with Government of Madhya Pradesh is organizing a Regional Conference on Good Governance with Focus on Aspirational Districts, in Bhopal.Delegates from 12 States and 2 UTs will participate in the Conference.
  20. Golfer Jarrod Lyle passed away.He belonged to which country?
    A)USA
    B)UK
    C)Canada
    D)Australia
    E)Japan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has passed away at the age of 36 years after a long battle with leukaemia.

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