GA Revision for SBI Clerk and other exams – 818

  1. Recently who released the children’s book ‘The Ickabog’?
    A) JK Rowling
    B) Marcus Tremos
    C) Williams Smith
    D) Andrew Wilson
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    J.K. Rowling published the first chapters of a fairy tale about a monster known as the Ickabog, an allegory about truth and abuse of power that is free online so that children can read it during coronavirus lockdown.

  2. Beirut is the capital city of?
    A) Romania
    B) Sweden
    C) Lebanon
    D) Morocco
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Currency of Lebanon is Pound

  3. Where is the HQ of Mastercard?
    A) Paris
    B) Washington DC
    C) NewYork
    D) London
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    Option C

  4. India launched which mission to assist island nations in Eastern Indian Ocean?
    A) Shalimar
    B) Sagarmatha
    C) Agni
    D) Sagar
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    India launched Mission Sagar as part of the government’s outreach initiative towards five Island nations in the Indian Ocean amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. A banking outlet which does not provide delivery of service for a minimum of 4 hours per day and for at least 5 days a week will be considered a _________?
    A) Non-Operative Banking Outlet
    B) Part-time Banking Outlet
    C) Unofficial Banking Outlet
    D) Off-Line Banking Outlet
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    A banking outlet which does not provide delivery of service for a minimum of 4 hours per day and for at least 5 days a week will be considered a ‘Part-time Banking Outlet’.

  6. Who has been appointed as new MD of Sundaram Home Finance?
    A) D Lakshminarayanan
    B) Karnak Sekhar
    C) TCA Ranganathan
    D) Atul Kumar Goel
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Sundaram Finance has announced the appointment of D Lakshminarayanan as the Managing Director of its wholly owned subsidiary, Sundaram Home Finance, effective April 1, 2020.

  7. Which company has acquired Amsterdam-based Etergo BV, manufacturer of electric scooters?
    A) Ola
    B) Uber
    C) Tesla
    D) OYO
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Ola Electric Mobility Pvt Ltd, the electric vehicle arm of Ola, has acquired Amsterdam-based Etergo BV, manufacturer of electric scooters.

  8. Which state government has set up a high-level committee headed by former Reserve Bank of India governor C Rangarajan to examine fiscal challenges facing the state?
    A) Telangana
    B) Bihar
    C) TamilNadu
    D) Maharashtra
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Tamil Nadu government set up a high-level committee headed by former Reserve Bank of India governor C Rangarajan to examine fiscal challenges facing the state owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and suggest the way forward to improve its fiscal position.

  9. Which Company announced the completion of merger of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd (GSKCH)?
    A) Nestle
    B) Dabur
    C) Patanjali
    D) Hindustan Unilever Limited
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) announced the completion of merger of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd (GSKCH) with itself, almost 15 months after the announcement of the mega deal.

  10. When is World Autism Awareness Day observed?
    A) 22 April
    B) 02 April
    C) 26 April
    D) 18 March
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    Option B

  11. Which organisation in collaboration with UN postal agency have released a commemorative postage stamp on the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox?
    A) WHO
    B) ILO
    C) UNICEF
    D) UNESCO
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The WHO and the UN’s postal agency have released a commemorative postage stamp on the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, with the head of the global health body expressing gratitude to a top Indian-origin UN official.

  12. Who has been appointed as new CMD of Oriental Insurance Company?
    A) SN Rajeshwari
    B) AV Girja Kumar
    C) VK Shaw
    D) Mayur Kumar
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    SN Rajeswari,57,general manager,New India Assurance(NIA),has been selected by the Banks Board Bureau (BBB), as the CMD of the Delhi based Oriental Insurance Company(OIC).

  13. Government of India can print Re. 1 note and coins as per which act?
    A) RBI Act, 1934
    B) Coinage Act, 2011
    C) Paper Currency Act, 1861
    D) FRBM Act, 2003
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    Option B

  14. Which Bank has launched special FD scheme “ Wecare Deposit” for senior citizens?
    A) SBI
    B) IDBI
    C) PNB
    D) BOB
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The State Bank of India (SBI) introduced a new scheme for senior citizens called “SBI Wecare Deposit” for senior citizens in its retail term deposit segment. The scheme aims at safeguarding the interest of senior citizens in fixed deposits amid falling rate of return.

  15. Which state has launched helpline under ‘Serve-the-Seniors Initiative’ for senior citizens?
    A) Jammu and Kashmir
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Punjab
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Jammu and Kashmir State legal Services Authority (JKSLSA) has launched a helpline under ‘Serve-the-Seniors Initiative’ under the guidance of Justice Gita Mittal, Patron-in-Chief and Justice Rajesh Bindal Executive Chairman of State Legal Services Authority.

  16. Who was appointed as new president of New Development Bank?
    A) Will Smith
    B) VK Ranjan
    C) KV Kamath
    D) Marcos Troyjo
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Brazil’s Marcos Troyjo will succeed India’s KV Kamath as president of the New Development Bank (NDB).

  17. Central Board of Direct Taxes has amended which rule of Income-tax Rules, 1962 for making an application to invoke the mutual agreement procedure in Form no. 34F?
    A) 44G
    B) 34A
    C) 52D
    D) 42H
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Central Board of Direct Taxes has amended Rule 44G of Income-tax Rules, 1962 for making an application to invoke the mutual agreement procedure in Form no. 34F.

  18. Where is Kolleru Lake situated?
    A) Jammu and Kashmir
    B) Telangana
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Kolleru Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in India located in state of Andhra Pradesh.

  19. Which Indian Institute have developed a magnesium alloy with significantly improved properties, that can replace steel and aluminium in automotive and aerospace components?
    A) IIT Madras
    B) IIT Bombay
    C) IIT Delhi
    D) IIT Kanpur
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), along with the University of North Texas and US Army Research Laboratory, have developed a magnesium alloy with significantly improved properties, that can replace steel and aluminium in automotive and aerospace components.

  20. When was South Africa inducted into BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) to form BRICS?
    A) 2009
    B) 2011
    C) 2008
    D) 2010
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Originally the first four were grouped as “BRIC” (or “the BRICs”), before the induction of South Africa in 2010.

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