GA Revision for SBI PO/Clerk, IDBI, CWC, FCI and ESIC – 509

GA Revision Questions for SBI PO/Clerk Mains, IDBI, CWC, FCI, ESIC and other exams.

  1. Which bank became the first bank to charge for UPI use for more than 30 transactions in a month?
    A)ICICI Bank
    B)HDFC Bank
    C)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D)SBI
    E)AXIS Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The NPCI which runs the UPI network, has slashed usage fees for small transactions to expand the system’s adoption among banks and payment service providers (PSPs).
  2. Recently Bhushan Patil quit the company.He was the former President of Which company?
    A)Freecharge
    B)Oxigen
    C)Mobikwik
    D)Paytm
    E)GooglePay
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bhushan Patil, president at Paytm, has quit the company. Patil, who joined Paytm after a five year stint with Alibaba, had initially joined the Noida-based company to look after its cross border commerce business.
  3. Which country concluded a seven nation Indian Ocean military exercise in Sri Lanka ?
    A)Japan
    B)Australia
    C)India
    D)Pakistan
    E)Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Australia concluded a seven nation Indian Ocean military exercise in Sri Lanka where China has invested in strategic ports and loaned huge amounts to build other infrastructure. Some 1,000 Australian security personnel in four naval ships and a military aircraft participated in the biggest joint exercise yet with their Sri Lankan counterparts, Canberra’s top envoy in Colombo.
  4. According to ADB report,at what percent Asia Pacific is expected to grow in 2019?
    A)5.7%
    B)5.8%
    C)5.9%
    D)5.5%
    E)5.6%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Asia-Pacific region is expected to power ahead growing at 5.7% this year but escalating trade tensions are a source of worry, according to Takehiko Nakao, President and Chairperson, Asian Development Bank.
  5. Which country won the FIH Women’s Hockey Title?
    A)Japan
    B)Russia
    C)India
    D)Pakistan
    E)China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    An impressive Indian Women’s Hockey team won the FIH (International Hockey Federation) Women’s Series Finals Hiroshima 2019 after defeating hosts Japan 3-1 in the Final held here at the Hiroshima Hockey Stadium.
  6. Which state to host 32nd edition of the International Seed Testing Association Congress?
    A)Telangana
    B)Andhra Pradesh
    C)Haryana
    D)Maharashtra
    E)Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Telangana hosted 32nd edition of the International Seed Testing Association congress. This was the first edition of ISTA congress to be held in Asia.
  7. Which country launched its first satellite “ Ravaana 1”?
    A)Indonesia
    B)Sri Lanka
    C)Pakistan
    D)Nepal
    E)China
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Sri Lanka’s first satellite ‘Raavana-1’ was launched into space today from NASA’s Flight Facility on Virginia’s east shore. ‘Raavana 1’ weights around 1.05 kg and the lifespan of the satellite is around one and a half years.
  8. Which of the following is the class of derivative where the underlying assets are products like precious metals, agro products, energy products, etc?
    A) Freight Derivative
    B) Inflation Derivative
    C) Commodity Derivative
    D) Interest Rate Derivative
    E) Equity Derivative
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    An exchange traded derivative or over the counter derivative with an underlying reference based on nonfinancial commodities including chemicals, energy, base and precious metals, livestock, grains, and softs is known as Commodity Derivative.
    For example, commodity derivatives are used by farmers and millers to provide a degree of “insurance.”

  9. Where is the HQ of ONGC?
    A)Chennai
    B)New Delhi
    C)Lucknow
    D)Pune
    E)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B

  10. Which state has been ranked first in e-learning training programme of Department of Personnel and Training of the Government of India?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Odisha
    C)Telangana
    D)Kerala
    E)Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    For the second successive year, Telangana has been ranked first in e-learning training programme of Department of Personnel and Training of the Government of India.
  11. According to a report by FICCI,at what percent India’s MICE(meetings,incentives,conference,exhibition) is growing?
    A)6%
    B)8%
    C)7%
    D)9%
    E)4%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A new report by industry body FICCI says that strong economic growth coupled with rapid emergence of India on the global horizon is poised to drive the growth of MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) tourism at a much faster rate.
  12. D is FSDC stands for?
    A) Demonstrate
    B) Discussion
    C) Development
    D) Dedicated
    E) Decode
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Financial Stability and Development Council
  13. Where is the HQ of National Payments Corporation of India?
    A)Chennai
    B)Delhi
    C)Lucknow
    D)Mumbai
    E)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option D

  14. Recently, Defence Ministry has approved the procurement of how many Kamov Ka 31 helicopters for the Indian Navy?
    A)11
    B)10
    C)13
    D)14
    E)16
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Defence ministry has approved the procurement of 10 Kamov Ka-31 Airborne Early Warning and Control helicopters for the Indian Navy. The cost of the deal would be around Rs 3,600 crore and the 10 helicopters would be deployed on the aircraft carriers and warships of the Navy including the INS Vikrant and Grigorovich-class frigates.
  15. What is the rank of India in 2019 Global Press freedom Index?
    A)100th
    B)140th
    C)141st
    D)135th
    E)126th
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India has dropped two places on a global press freedom index to be ranked 140th out of 180 countries in the annual Reporters Without Borders analysis released recently, with the lead up to the ongoing Indian general elections flagged as a particularly dangerous time for journalists.
  16. Who launched the book containing English translation of the punjabi poem “Khooni Vaisakhi” about the Jallianwala Baghdad massacre?
    A)Smriti Irani
    B)Narendra Modi
    C)Navdeep Singh Puri
    D)Venkaiah Naidu
    E)Amit Shah
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri has commended the launch of a book containing english translation of the Punjabi poem, Khooni Vaisakhi, saying the 100-year old classic ballad about the Jallianwala Bagh massacre is now reaching a global audience.
  17. Recently ONGC has received the green nod to drill 6 development wells in which state?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Assam
    C)Manipur
    D)Mizoram
    E)Tripura
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has received the green nod to drill 6 development wells in Assam at an estimated cost of Rs 240 crore. The Union Environment Ministry has given the environment clearance for six development wells in five mining lease blocks in Jorhat and Golghat districts.
  18. Recently, Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga resigned recently. He was the former prime minister of which country?
    A)Mali
    B)Ukraine
    C)Poland
    D)Afghanistan
    E)Thailand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Just months before the presidential elections, Mali’s Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his cabinet resigned recently. Maiga “presented to the president his resignation along with that of the members of his government.
  19. Which country’s space agency will launch Chandrayaan 2 between July 8 and July 16?
    A)India
    B)Russia
    C)France
    D)Japan
    E)China
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    All the modules are getting ready for Chandrayaan-2 launch during the window of July 9 to July 16, 2019, with an expected Moon landing on September 6, 2019. India’s second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, has three modules namely Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) & Rover (Pragyan).
  20. Recently,Mahendran passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Social Activist
    B)Actor
    C)Filmmaker
    D)Writer
    E)Director
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Note Tamil Filmmaker Mahendran, who made his directorial debut with Rajinikanth’s Mullum Malarum in 1978 passed away at a private hospital in Chennai.

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