GA Revision for SBI, LIC, NHB and NABARD – 505

GA Revision Questions for LIC and NHB and other exams.

  1. Which campaign was launched by Environment Ministry on the eve of Environment Day?
    A)Plant Saplings
    B)Trees and Saplings
    C)SelfiewithSapling
    D)Conserve and save trees
    E)Save trees and live happily
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar launched a people’s campaign #SelfiewithSapling urging all to join and plant a sapling and post the selfie with the sapling on social media.
  2. What is the theme of this year’s National Safe Motherhood a Day?
    A)Midwives and Safety of Mothers
    B)Safety of Midwives
    C)Midwives For Mothers
    D)Mother and Women
    E)Mother Care
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    National Safe Motherhood Day is observed on April 11 every year. National Safe Motherhood Day is an initiative of the White Ribbon Alliance India (WRAI), to enforce that women must have the availability and adequate access to care during Pregnancy childbirth and postnatal services.The theme is “Midwives for mother’s”.
  3. At how much percent banks credit growth closed in fiscal 2019?
    A)12.12 percent
    B)13.65 percent
    C)13.24 percent
    D)14.98 percent
    E) 10.14 percent
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Banks closed fiscal 2019 with robust disbursals that rose in double-digits for the second year in row, after the sub-5 percent in FY17, which was the lowest in five decades. According to the Reserve Bank data released recently, bank credit rose 13.24 percent to Rs 97.67 lakh crore for the fortnight to March 29, while deposits grew by 10.03 percent to Rs 125.72 lakh crore during the same period.
  4. RBI has increased the housing loan limits for eligibility under PSL to how much in metropolitan centres?
    A)Rs 35 lakhs
    B)Rs 15 lakhs
    C)Rs 20 lakhs
    D)Rs 45 lakhs
    E) Rs 40 lakhs
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has directed banks to enhance the housing loan limits for eligibility under priority sector lending (PSL) to Rs 35 lakh in metropolitan centres (with population of ten lakh and above) and Rs 25 lakh in other centres. In order to bring the RRBs and SFBs at a level playing field with other Scheduled Commercial Banks, it has now been decided to enhance the housing loan limits for eligibility under PSL.

  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. As per air quality report 2019-2020, which city in India topped in the most polluted city?
    A)Kanpur
    B)Lucknow
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    E)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The quality of air in Varanasi, Prime Minister Modi’s 2014 Lok Sabha constituency, is positioned 3rd on the WHO’s (World Health Organisation) list of 15 most polluted cities in the world, by the ‘Political Leaders Position and Action on Air Quality in India 2014-2019’ report, released by Climate Trends. Kanpur (in Uttar Pradesh) is the most polluted city in the world and is positioned 1 on the list.
  7. When is International Day of human space flight observed?
    A)April 13
    B)April 12
    C)April 10
    D)April 11
    E) April 14
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The International Day of Human Space Flight celebrates the start of the space era for humankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in today’s world. The day also aims to promote aspirations to explore and maintain outer space for peaceful purposes.
  8. Recently Global Card Payments provider MasterCard has announced how much investment in India?
    A)$1 billion
    B)$2 billion
    C)$3 billion
    D)$4 billion
    E) $6 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Global card payments brand Mastercard has announced its plan of investing $1 billion in India operations over the period of next five years. About $350 million of the total amount would be invested in setting up of a local payments processing centre as per the Reserve Bank of India’s mandate to store all payments data locally.
  9. Who will head the committee that has been formed by NGT to prepare and enforce a national plan to make over 350 river structures?
    A)Shailendra Kumar
    B)KK Sharma
    C)Adarsh Kumar Goel
    D)Mallikarjun Kharge
    E)Mridula Sinha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The NGT has formed a Central Monitoring Committee to prepare and enforce a national plan to make over 350 river stretches across the country pollution free as it has caused serious threat to safety of water and environment. The NGT directed the Central Monitoring Committee to give its report by July 31.
  10. India and which other country will co produce a film on life and works of Sheikh Mujjibur Rahman?
    A)Bangladesh
    B)Pakistan
    C)Afghanistan
    D)Iraq
    E)Bhutan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India and Bangladesh will co-produce a film on the life and works of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and a documentary on Bangladesh Liberation War.
  11. Who has been selected for the Saraswati Samman 2018?
    A)Rajendra Joshi
    B)K Siva Reddy
    C)KK Sharma
    D)LeelaDhar Vyas
    E) Devendra Sikri
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Telugu poet K Siva Reddy has been selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2018 for his collection of poetry titled Pakkaki Ottigilite. The award carries a cash prize of 15 lakh rupees, a citation and a plaque.
  12. Where is the HQ of YES Bank?
    A)Chennai
    B)Mumbai
    C)Lucknow
    D)Pune
    E)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B

  13. Which country surpassed Japan to be the world’s third largest stock market?
    A)France
    B)India
    C)Russia
    D)Hong Kong
    E)Singapore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Hong Kong’s equity market has overtaken Japan to be the world’s third largest in value, behind only the U.S. and mainland China. Hong Kong’s market cap was $5.78 trillion, compared with $5.76 trillion for Japan.
  14. Which hip hop dance crew from Mumbai won “ World of Dance” television show?
    A)Hypnotic
    B)Gang
    C)Desi hoppers
    D)The Kings
    E)Slow Dancers
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Kings, a hip-hop dance crew from Mumbai, has found international glory with their victory on American reality television show “World of Dance”, taking home a cash prize of $1 million.
  15. A new species of ancient human “ Homo luzonensis” was found in which country ?
    A)Russia
    B)Philippines
    C)France
    D)Japan
    E)Italy
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A new species of ancient human, thought to have been under 4ft tall and adapted to climbing trees, has been discovered in the Philippines, providing a twist in the story of human evolution.
  16. NASA is planning to launch a spacecraft aboard to hit an asteroid in Which year?
    A)2022
    B)2023
    C)2024
    D)2025
    E)2028
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    NASA is planning to launch a spacecraft aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will hit a small moonlet in the binary asteroid system Didymos in September 2022. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) NASA’s first mission to demonstrate a planetary defence technique is scheduled to be launched in mid-2021.
  17. Where is the HQ of National Green Tribunal?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)New Delhi
    E)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option D

  18. Department of Telecom has given in principle approval to Tata Teleservices with Which company?
    A)Jio
    B)Airtel
    C)Vodafone
    D)Idea
    E)Reliance
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Bharti Airtel has confirmed that it has received in-principle approval from the telecom department on the merger of Tata Teleservices (TTSL) with Airtel. Airtel and TTSL had announced the deal in September 2017. As per the agreement -Airtel will take in the Tata Group-owned telecoms consumer mobile operations in 19 telecom circles – 17 under TTSL and two under TTML.
  19. A Payments Bank is registered as public limited company under which of the following acts?
    A) Companies Act, 2013
    B) Companies Act, 1956
    C) Banking Regulation Act, 1949
    D) Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007
    E) Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Small Finance Banks are also registered under Companies Act, 2013
  20. Recently batsman Seymour Nourse passed away.He was the former player of which country?
    A)England
    B)West Indies
    C)New Zealand
    D)Australia
    E)South Africa
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former West Indies batsman Seymour Nurse passed away after suffering from a prolonged illness. Nurse has played 29 Test matches for the team between 1960 and 1969.

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