GA Revision for SBI, LIC, NHB and NABARD – 474

GA Revision Questions for LIC and NHB and other exams.

  1. As per the Global World Food Policy Report prepared by US based International Food Policy Research Institute,how much people in the world now facing chronic food deprivation?
    A)821 million
    B)541 million
    C)550 million
    D)950 million
    E) 880 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Despite strong economic growth in 2018, undernourishment rose for the third year in a row, with 821 million people in the world now facing chronic food deprivation, says 2019 Global World Food Policy Report prepared by US based International Food Policy Research Institute.
  2. Which bank has recently moved into DRT against Tarapur Textile Park for defaulting a loan of $13 million?
    A)SBI
    B)PNB
    C)IDBI
    D)IOB
    E)CBI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    With investigations into Nirav Modi scam in full swing, Punjab National Bank (PNB) has unearthed yet another default from its London branch. The bank has moved the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) against Tarapur Textiles Park for defaulting an amount worth $13 million.
  3. Which application launched India first UPI Bahi Khata for merchants?
    A)PhonePe
    B)BharatPe
    C)Paytm
    D)Mobikwik
    E)GooglePay
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    BharatPe – India’s first Fintech start-up enabling payments for merchants through interoperable UPI QR codes, has announced its foray into merchant services with a new app. The app allows merchants to record their cash/credit (Udhar) sales customer wise, request accounts receivable from customers via SMS payment links, and keep track of accounts payable to suppliers, among other services.
  4. Which institute developed easy OCR system for Bharati Script?
    A)BHU
    B)IIT Bombay
    C)IIT Madras
    D)IIT Delhi
    E)IISc
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Taking a cue from European languages, several of which have the same (Roman letter–based) script, Srinivasa Chakravathy’s team at IIT Madras, has, over the last decade, developed a unified script for 9 Indian languages,named the Bharati Script.
  5. Rs 200 bank note has a motif of ______ on the reverse.
    A) Gateway of India
    B) Taj Mahal
    C) Sanchi Stupa
    D) India Gate
    E) Charminar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The new denomination has Motif of Sanchi Stupa on the reverse.
  6. Recently,RBI has proposed stricter rules for current accounts to tackle fund diversion.The norms however would apply to accounts which have borrowed and taken loans of how much amount or more?
    A)Rs 100 cr
    B)Rs 20 cr
    C)Rs 25 cr
    D)Rs 50 cr
    E) Rs 150 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    RBI is said to have recommeneded stringent norms on opening and running of current accounts of corporate borrowers in an attempt to check fund diversion. Current accounts can “only be opened” with the main bank in a lending consortium while other lenders having collection accounts will have to transfer funds at the end of the day to the current account with the consortium lead.
  7. The 20th WCO Regional Heads of Customs Administration held in Which city?
    A)Kochi
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)Lucknow
    E)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The World Customs Organization (WCO), the world body for Customs agencies of various countries, called for enhancing cross border trade and international logistics. The call was made by the representatives of various customs agencies from around 33 countries in the Asia Pacific region at a meeting held in Kochi ahead of the 20th WCO Regional Heads of Customs Administration (RHCA), which will begin in Kochi.
  8. When is World Laughter Day observed?
    A)First Saturday of May
    B)First Friday of May
    C)First Sunday of May
    D)First Wednesday of May
    E) First Thursday of May
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    World Laughter Day is celebrated on first Sunday of May every year to spread happiness in the whole world. In 2019, it celebrated on 5 May. It is a day to raise awareness about laughter and its many healing benefits.
  9. Who is the author of the book “Politics of Jugaad:The Coalition Handbook”?
    A)Sanjay Chaturvedi
    B)Saba Naqvi
    C)Simran sheikh
    D)Amitav Ghosh
    E) Anett Kontaveit
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The “Politics of Jugaad:The Coalition Handbook” new book authored by journalist Saba Naqvi examines possibility of coalition government after 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
  10. Where is Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Mangalore
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Bhopal
    E) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Institute for Development & Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) is a unique institution exclusively focused on Banking Technology. Established by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in 1996, the Institution works at the intersection of Banking and Technology. It is located in Hyderabad, India.
  11. Recently Which anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore was observed all over West Bengal?
    A)155th
    B)158th
    C)144th
    D)156th
    E) 147th
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The 158th birth anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore celebrated all over West Bengal. Various programmes have been organised to pay respect to Gurudev Tagore. The day began with musical soirees, probhat ferry and garlanding statues and potraits of Tagore.
  12. Which country MOMO 3 rocket reaches outer space for first time?
    A)Nepal
    B)India
    C)Japan
    D)China
    E)Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Japanese aerospace startup funded by a former internet maverick has successfully launched a small rocket into space. Interstellar Technology Inc. says the unmanned MOMO-3 rocket has exceeded 100 kilometers (60 miles) in altitude before falling into the Pacific Ocean.
  13. The 2019 Asian Wrestling Championship was held in which country?
    A)India
    B)China
    C)Sri Lanka
    D)Indonesia
    E)Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India wrapped up their campaign at the Asian Wrestling Championships on a resounding note with 16 medals after Greco-Roman grapplers added a silver and a bronze on the concluding day in Xi’an. Harpreet Singh settled for a silver in 82kg while Gyanender won a bronze in 60kg on the final day of competitions.
  14. Indian Army to commemorate Which year as the Year of Next of Kin?
    A)2020
    B)2019
    C)2021
    D)2022
    E)2024
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian Army is commemorating this year as the ‘Year of Next of Kin’ and plans to reach out to the next of kin of battle casualties, ex-servicemen and serving soldiers to inform them of entitled financial benefits, welfare schemes and help resolve pension related problems.
  15. What is the currency of SriLanka?
    A)Rupee
    B)Rufiyaa
    C)Riel
    D)Yuan
    E)Won
    View Answer
    Option A

  16. The 2020 Ocean Conference will be held in which city?
    A)Beijing
    B)Lisbon
    C)Tokyo
    D)Bangkok
    E)Jakarta
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to hold its 2020 high-level conference early June in Portugal’s Lisbon to support the sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.
  17. Who was named as acting President by Archery Association of India to start election process?
    A)Sunil Sharma
    B)Mahesh Jain
    C)Vikas Chaturvedi
    D)Ashok Kumar
    E) Devi Prasad Shetty
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Archery Association of India named its senior vice president Sunil Sharma as its acting president to start the ball rolling for its polls after the Supreme Court’s order to set aside the national body’s election last year and subsequent resignation of its president.
  18. Recently Indian army and its teams found mysterious footprints of which mythical creature?
    A)Noumara
    B)Maku
    C)Zika
    D)Yeti
    E)Cobra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian Army claimed that one of its teams spotted mysterious footprints of mythical creature “Yeti” close to Nepal’s Makalu Base Camp. During an expedition, the Mountaineering Expedition team came across mysterious marks measuring 32X15 inches, which the Army believed are of the mythical beast Yeti.
  19. Which flight operator launched world’s zero waste flight ?
    A)Qantas Airways
    B)Vistara
    C)GoAir
    D)Emirad
    E)Indigo
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Qantas flight F739 from Sydney to Adelaide was the first commercial flight to produce no landfill waste. About 1000 single-use plastics were replaced with alternative solutions or removed altogether from the flight, including Qantas staples like individually-packaged servings of milk and Vegemite.
  20. Recently,Mark Medoff passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)Playwright
    C)Social Activist
    D)Actor
    E)Writer
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Mark Medoff,a provocative playwright whose “Children of a lesser God” won Tony and Olivier awards and whose screen adaptation of his play earned an Oscar nomination, has passed away in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He was 79.

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