GA Revision for SBI Clerk and other exams – 822

  1. What is the rank of India on WEF’s global energy transition index?
    A) 70th
    B) 72nd
    C) 75th
    D) 74th
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    India has moved up two positions to rank 74th on a global ‘Energy Transition Index’ with improvements on all key parameters of economic growth, energy security and environmental sustainability.

  2. Where is Wular Lake situated?
    A) Jammu and Kashmir
    B) Odisha
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Jharkhand
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Wular Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia.

  3. What is the theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day 2020?
    A) Journalism without Fear or Favour
    B) Media for democracy
    C) Keeping Power in Check
    D) Critical Minds for Critical Times
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Every year since 1993, May 3 has been World Press Freedom Day, as recognized by the United Nations to spread awareness about the importance of Freedom of Press in functioning, information providing, its significance and to awaken the government of its duty to uphold and respect the right to freedom of expression.The theme of World Press Freedom Day 2020 is “Journalism without Fear or Favour”.

  4. which Indian Paralympics silver medallist announced his/her retirement?
    A) Deepa Malik
    B) Sakshi Joshi
    C) Tripti Singh
    D) Abhinav Bindra
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik announced that she has bid adieu to active sports in order to serve as the office bearer in the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) in accordance with the National Sports Code.

  5. What is the initial subscribed capital of the BRICS New Development Bank?
    A) $50 bn
    B) $150 bn
    C) $120 bn
    D) $100 bn
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The initial subscribed capital of the NDB is $50 bln divided into paid-in shares ($10 bln) and callable shares ($40 bln).
    The initial subscribed capital of the bank was equally distributed among the founding members.
    The Agreement on the NDB specifies that the voting power of each member will be equal to the number of its subscribed shares in the capital stock of the bank.

  6. Which web portal was launched by MSME Ministry MSME Ministry to assist enterprises?
    A) FRIENDS
    B) LOCALS
    C) VEER
    D) CHAMPIONS
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Web portal ‘CHAMPIONS’ (champions.gov.in), a tech-driven control room-cum-management information system, was launched by the Ministry of Micro, Small Medium Enterprises (MSME), Government of India as part of its effort to support enterprises.

  7. Where is Lengpui Airport situated?
    A) Dibrugarh, Assam
    B) Aizawl, Mizoram
    C) Imphal, Manipur
    D) Gangtok, Sikkim
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    Option B

  8. which country won the inaugural $180,000 FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup?
    A) Russia
    B) Nepal
    C) India
    D) China
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    China won the inaugural $180,000 FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup following a 2-2 draw against USA.

  9. Sohrai Khovar painting of which state got GI tag?
    A) Odisha
    B) Assam
    C) Telangana
    D) Jharkhand
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Jharkhand’s Sohrai Khovar painting and Telangana’s Telia Rumal were given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry headquartered in Chennai.

  10. Which country replaced India in latest ICC Test Rankings?
    A) England
    B) South Africa
    C) Australia
    D) NewZealand
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India lost the top spot in the ICC Test rankings to Australia dropping to third after their stupendous 2016-17 record was eliminated from the annual update as per rules.

  11. Who is set to serve his second term as the president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)?
    A) VVS Laxman
    B) Rahul Dravid
    C) Adam Gilchrist
    D) Kumar Sangakkara
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara is set to serve his second term as the president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) as the current activities have been postponed at the club.

  12. Who has assumed charge as director operations at NTPC?
    A) Aviral Chaturvedi
    B) Ridesh Shaw
    C) M Singh
    D) Ramesh Babu V
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    State-owned power giant NTPC announced that Ramesh Babu V has assumed charge as director operations at NTPC, effective May 1.

  13. The term ‘Banking’ is defined under _____ of Banking Regulation Act, 1949?
    A) Section 4(a)
    B) Section 5(b)
    C) Section 6(c)
    D) Section 7(a)
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    As per Section 5(b) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 , “banking” means the accepting, for the purpose of lending or investment, of deposits of money from the public, repayable on demand or otherwise, and withdrawable by cheque, draft, order or otherwise.

  14. Who has been appointed as the new CBSE chairman?
    A) Manoj Ahuja
    B) Anurag Jain
    C) S Kishore
    D) Rakesh Ranjan
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Senior IAS officer Manoj Ahuja has been appointed as the CBSE chairman and Anurag Jain, the vice-chairman of Delhi Development Authority (DDA), as part of a major bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre.

  15. What is the currency of Sweden?
    A) Krona
    B) Rupee
    C) Peso
    D) Euro
    View Answer
    Option A

  16. Where is Kanger Ghati National Park situated?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Jammu and Kashmir
    C) Chhattisgarh
    D) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    View Answer
    Option C

  17. Remy Di Gregorio has been banned for 4 years from which profession?
    A) Swimming
    B) Cricket
    C) Athlete
    D) Cycling
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    French cyclist Remy Di Gregorio has been banned for 4 years by the International Cycling Union (UCI) for using a form of banned blood-boosting hormone EPO (Erythropoietin).

  18. Where is the HQ of IRDA?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Hyderabad
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    Option D

  19. Who will be the chairperson of Payments Regulatory Board of RBI that replace the existing Board for Regulation and Supervision of Payment and Settlement Systems?
    A) Finance Minister
    B) One of the Deputy Governor of RBI
    C) Governor of RBI
    D) Finance Secretary
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Six-member Payments Regulatory Board in the RBI, headed by its Governor.

  20. 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.

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