GA Revision for SBI Clerk and other exams – 865

  1. Who has been appointed as the chairperson of HCL Technologies after Shiv Nadar stepped down from the position?
    A) Kavita Mishra
    B) Bhawna Saini
    C) Ravina Khattar
    D) Roshni Malhotra
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Roshni Nadar Malhotra has been appointed as the chairperson of HCL Technologies. She will take over from her father Shiv Nadar.

  2. Which city is known as the “City of Nawabs” in India?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Varanasi
    C) Lucknow
    D) Madurai
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Lucknow is the largest and capital city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow has always been known as a multicultural city that flourished as a North Indian cultural and artistic hub, and the seat of power of Nawabs in the 18th and 19th centuries.

  3. What is the rank of India in Freedom in the World 2020 report?
    A) 83
    B) 81
    C) 71
    D) 89
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Freedom in the World 2020 report ranks India at the 83rd position, along with Timor-Leste and Senegal. This is near the bottom of the pile among the countries categorised as “Free”, with only Tunisia receiving a lower score. India’s score fell by four points to 71, the worst decline among the world’s 25 largest democracies this year.

  4. Where is the HQ of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) located?
    A) Shanghai
    B) Beijing
    C) Hong Kong
    D) Wuhan
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    Option C

  5. Who has been signed as the brand ambassador of India news website, SportsAdda?
    A) Brett Lee
    B) Ricky Ponting
    C) Kumar Sangakkara
    D) Virat Kohli
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    SportsAdda, the Indian news and information website for cricket, football, and kabaddi, has signed former Australian fast bowler and cricket legend Brett Lee, as its brand ambassador.

  6. What is the capital of Poland?
    A) Tirana
    B) Bogota
    C) Mbabane
    D) Warsaw
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Currency – Polish zloty

  7. As per Consulting firm MicroSave Consulting (MSC) report, Women’s ownership of bank accounts rose to how much percent in 2017 under PMJDY?
    A) 81%
    B) 85%
    C) 77%
    D) 79%
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Consulting firm MicroSave Consulting (MSC) in a report titled ‘The real story of women’s financial inclusion in India’ says the Modi government’s flagship scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), has helped raise women’s ownership of bank accounts from 43 per cent in 2014 to 77 per cent in 2017.

  8. Which of the following country has appointed its first female prime minister, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda?
    A) Liberia
    B) Gabon
    C) Andorra
    D) Norway
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The president of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, has appointed the country’s first female prime minister, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda.

  9. Who was appointed as new spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)?
    A) Rakesh Sharma
    B) Avinash Singh
    C) Raveesh Kumar
    D) Anurag Srivastava
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Anurag Srivastava will replace Raveesh Kumar as the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

  10. Where is the Indira-sagar Dam located?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Kerala
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Rajasthan
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indirasagar Dam is a multipurpose project of Madhya Pradesh on the Narmada River at Narmadanagar, Mundi in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh.

  11. Who became the youngest person to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester for his work campaigning against child poverty?
    A) Wayne Rooney
    B) Ruud van Nistelrooy
    C) Marcus Rashford
    D) Anthony Martial
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford will become the youngest person to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester for his work campaigning against child poverty.

  12. Which Actress was signed as brand ambassador of Puma?
    A) Deepika Padukone
    B) Katrina Kaif
    C) Kareena Kapoor Khan
    D) Disha Patani
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    German sportswear brand Puma has signed Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor Khan as its new brand ambassador. With this association, Khan joins the brand’s roster of women personalities such as Sara Ali Khan, MC Mary Kom, Dutee Chand in India and Adriana Lima, Selena Gomez as well as Cara Delevingne globally who endorse the brand.

  13. Which of the following bank is the sponsor bank ofJ&K Grameen Bank?
    A) Bank of India
    B) Punjab National Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) J&K Bank Ltd.
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    Option D

  14. On July 15th, 2020, which state observed School Education Day in the memory of state’s former CM K Kamaraj?
    A) Kerala
    B) Karnataka
    C) Odisha
    D) Tamil Nadu
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 117th birth anniversary of K Kamaraj, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is being observed as School Education Day in the state on July 15th, 2020.

  15. Who was appointed as MD and CEO of SBI Life Insurance Company?
    A) Sanjeev Nautiyal
    B) VS Jain
    C) Taraknath Banerjee
    D) Vikas Chaturvedi
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    SBI Life Insurance said it has re-appointed Sanjeev Nautiyal as managing director and chief executive officer of the company.

  16. The three-day-long Namaste Orchha festival celebrated in which state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Assam
    D) Madhya Pradesh
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The three-day-long Namaste Orchha festival kick-started in Madhya Pradesh to promote tourism by showcasing the rich culture and history of the town.

  17. Denys Shmygal became new PM of which country?
    A) Poland
    B) Zimbabwe
    C) Ukraine
    D) Thailand
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Ukrainian Parliament selected Denys Shmygal to be the country’s new prime minister after President Volodymyr Zelensky asked for and received the resignation of Oleksiy Honcharuk.

  18. Sun Temple is located in which of the following states?
    A) Odisha
    B) Karnataka
    C) West Bengal
    D) Madhya Pradesh
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    It is located in Konark, Odisha. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has also featured on various list of Seven Wonders of India.

  19. Which state government approved renaming the airport at Aurangabad as Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Airport?
    A) Assam
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Goa
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Maharashtra government approved renaming the airport at Aurangabad as Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Airport.Sambhaji Maharaj was the son of Maratha warrior king Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

  20. What is the maximum deposit under National Savings Certificates (NSC)?
    A) Rs 1,00,000
    B) Rs 1,50,000
    C) Rs 2,00,000
    D) No such limit
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    Option D

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