GA Revision for SBI Clerk and other exams – 821

  1. What is the theme of this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity?
    A) Our solutions are in nature
    B) Nature and Biodiversity
    C) Nature and Health
    D) Save the Environment
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.The theme of the 2020 edition is Our solutions are in nature

  2. What is the rank of India in World Press Freedom Index releasedby Reporters Without Border?
    A) 140
    B) 141
    C) 142
    D) 143
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India has dropped two places on a global press freedom index to be ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in the annual Reporters Without Borders analysis.

  3. What is the initial authorized capital of the BRICS New Development Bank?
    A) $50 bn
    B) $150 bn
    C) $120 bn
    D) $100 bn
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The initial authorized capital of the bank is $100 bln divided into 1 mln shares having a par value of $100,000 each.
  4. On which river is Basava Sagar Dam situated?
    A) Betwa
    B) Cauvery
    C) Ravi
    D) Krishna
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    Option E
    Explanation:
    The dam is in Bijapur District, Karnataka.

  5. Which became the first state in India to provide free & cashless insurance cover to its people?
    A) Telangana
    B) Odisha
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Maharashtra
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope announced that all citizens will be covered under the state government’s health scheme, and Maharashtra will be the first state to provide free and cashless insurance protection to its people.

  6. According to a survey by Gartner, Inc,which is world’s most digitally dexterous country?
    A) USA
    B) India
    C) UK
    D) France
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    According to a survey by Gartner, Inc, sixty-seven per cent of digital workers in India said emerging technologies such as machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) are increasing their effectiveness at work.

  7. Recently Traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has announced to launch which national e-commerce marketplace for all retail traders?
    A) Bharatmarket
    B) Desh ka Market
    C) India Market
    D) Hindustan Setu
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has announced to launch a national e-commerce marketplace ‘bharatmarket’ soon for all retail traders in collaboration with several technology partners.

  8. ‘Customer’ is defined under which Act?
    A) RBI Act, 1934
    B) Banking Regulation Act, 1949
    C) PMLA, 2002
    D) Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
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    Option C

  9. Peter Ebdon announced her retirement from which sports?
    A) Tennis
    B) Football
    C) Cricket
    D) Snooker
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former World Snooker Champion Peter Ebdon has retired from the sport as the result of an ongoing neck injury. Ebdon reached the summit of the game when he dispatched seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry at the Crucible.

  10. Where is Gir Forest National Park situated?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Jammu and Kashmir
    C) Gujarat
    D) Madhya Pradesh
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    Option C

  11. which country legalised cannabis farming for medicinal use?
    A) India
    B) Australia
    C) Thailand
    D) Lebanon
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Lebanese parliament legalized cannabis farming for medicinal use, a potentially lucrative export for an economy in dire need of foreign currency as it grapples with a paralyzing financial crisis.Although growing the plant is illegal in Lebanon, cannabis has long been farmed openly in the fertile Bekaa Valley.

  12. The government”s flagship social security scheme, Atal Pension Yojana (APY), has achieved the milestone of how many subscribers as it completes 5 years?
    A) 2.23 cr
    B) 2.50 cr
    C) 3.00 cr
    D) 3.21 cr
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government”s flagship social security scheme, Atal Pension Yojana (APY), has achieved the milestone of 2.23 subscribers as it completes five years of its implementation.

  13. Which payment bank has partnered with Mastercard for the issuance of virtual and physical debit cards?
    A) Paytm Payments Bank
    B) Airtel Payments Bank
    C) India Post Payments Bank
    D) Fino Payments Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) has partnered with Mastercard for the issuance of virtual and physical debit cards.

  14. Who headed the high powered committee on setting up of panel to consider pleas seeking 4G in J&K?
    A) Swati Chaturvedi
    B) AK Bhalla
    C) Nishi Vishnoi
    D) Sakshi Joshi
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Supreme Court ordered setting up of a high-powered committee headed by Ajay Kumar Bhalla, the Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), to consider pleas seeking restoration of 4G internet services in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

  15. Which Company bought 9.99% stake in Jio for Rs 43574 cr?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Apple
    C) Facebook
    D) Google
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Facebook announced an investment of USD 5.7 billion (Rs 43,574 crore) to buy a 10 per cent stake in the firm that houses billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s telecom arm Jio as the social media giant looks to expand presence in its largest market in terms of subscriber base.

  16. Where is Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium situated?
    A) Amravati
    B) Nagpur
    C) Trivandrum
    D) Bhubaneswar
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium also known as New VCA stadium is a cricket ground built in 2008 located in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India,and it is largest cricket stadium in India in terms of field area.

  17. Who was appointed as CEO of Huawei Telecommunications India?
    A) Lee Sui Weing
    B) Jay Chen
    C) David Li
    D) Micheal Pompo
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Huawei Telecommunications India said it has appointed David Li as its Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Jay Chen who has been promoted to handle Asia Pacific level business role.

  18. What is the time period given by RBI to banks (other than SFB) for opening 25% banking outlets in ‘Unbanked Rural Centre’ (URC)?
    A) 1 year
    B) 2 years
    C) 18 months
    D) 3 years
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    1 year from the date of issue of notification i.e from May 18, 2017.

  19. Where is the HQ of National Payment Corporation of India?
    A) Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Kolkata
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    Option B

  20. Which city has launched Pranavayu programme to create awareness on the need to self examine the respiratory health?
    A) Bangalore
    B) Chennai
    C) Lucknow
    D) Mumbai
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bengaluru Urban district in Karnataka has launched Pranavayu programme to create awareness on the need to self examine the respiratory health for Bengaloreans.

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