GA Revision for SBI PO/Clerk, IDBI, CWC, FCI and ESIC – 512

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

  1. What is the rank of India on Global Peace Index 2019?
    A)134
    B)151
    C)141
    D)132
    E)133
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s rank has slipped five places to 141 among 163 countries on the Global Peace Index 2019, while Iceland remains the most peaceful country and Afghanistan the least peaceful nation, says a report.
  2. When was South Africa inducted into BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) to form BRICS?
    A) 2009
    B) 2011
    C) 2008
    D) 2010
    E)2016
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Originally the first four were grouped as “BRIC” (or “the BRICs”), before the induction of South Africa in 2010.
  3. A museum exhibiting Sikh culture and tradition has opened up in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Lucknow
    C)Ranchi
    D)Amritsar
    E)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A museum exhibiting Sikh culture and tradition has opened in the heart of state’s capital city Ranchi.
  4. Which state government announced annual financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to “loktantra senanis” ?
    A)Haryana
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Bihar
    D)Odisha
    E)Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced an annual financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to “loktantra senanis” or their spouse.
  5. BRICS New Development Bank allow the new member countries to join the bank , however the BRICS capital share cannot fall below ____.
    A) 54%
    B) 60%
    C) 51%
    D) 55%
    E)66%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The bank will allow new members to join but the BRICS capital share cannot fall below 55%.
  6. Recently the government of India signed how much amount of loan agreement for the First Resilient Kerala Programme with World Bank?
    A)Rs 1453 cr
    B)Rs 1725 cr
    C)Rs 1875 cr
    D)Rs 1645 cr
    E) Rs 1455 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Government of India, Government of Kerala and World Bank signed a loan agreement of $250 million (Rs 1,725 crore) for the First Resilient Kerala Programme to enhance the state’s resilience against the impact of natural disasters and climate change.
  7. Where is the HQ of Federation of Indian Export Organisation?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Lucknow
    E)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option C

  8. When did the BRICS states signed the Agreement on the New Development Bank, which makes provisions for the legal basis of the bank?
    A) 2013
    B) 2014
    C) 2015
    D) 2012
    E)2018
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    On 15 July 2014, the first day of the 6th BRICS summit held in Fortaleza, Brazil, the BRICS states signed the Agreement on the New Development Bank, which makes provisions for the legal basis of the bank.
    In a separate agreement, a reserve currency pool worth $100 bln was set up by BRICS nations.
    July 2014 (Treaty signed)
    July 2015 (Treaty in force)
  9. Recently The culture ministry inaugurated the exhibition “Astitiva” in which city/UT?
    A)New Delhi
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    E)Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (I/C) of Culture & Tourism, Government of India inaugurated the exhibition titled “Astitva: The Essence of Prabhakar Barwe”, at National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
  10. When is the International Day of the Tropics observed?
    A)26 June
    B)29 June
    C)28 June
    D)30 June
    E)22 June
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The United Nations observe 29 June as International Day of the Tropics. The International Day of the Tropics celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the tropics while highlighting unique challenges and opportunities the Tropical nations face.
  11. Which bank has launched “Bank on Wheels” facility recently?
    A)Indian Bank
    B)Punjab National Bank
    C)Bank of Baroda
    D)Indian Overseas Bank
    E)Bank of Indian
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) has announced that it has launched ‘Bank on Wheels’ facility in 14 of its lead districts in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, besides Vijayawada. The mobile van facility will enable the public, especially senior citizens, conveniently get door-step banking facility available at identified locations of the lead districts.
  12. How much is the share of India among the shareholders of BRICS New Development Bank?
    A) 15%
    B) 12%
    C) 20%
    D) 18%
    E) 10%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The current distribution of shares between NDB member countries is equal i.e 20% each for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

  13. The 45th G7 Summit will held in Which country?
    A)India
    B)Russia
    C)Brazil
    D)France
    E)Japan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited to attend the G-7 Summit this year as a Special Invitee by French President Emmanuel Macron, confirmed the Ministry of External Affairs. The ministry further mentioned that the Prime Minister has accepted the invitation to attend the event which will also include a bilateral component between India and France.
  14. Where is the HQ of World Bank?
    A)Rome
    B)Geneva
    C)Washington DC
    D)New York
    E)Tokyo
    View Answer
    Option C

  15. As per SBI report,GDP growth in quarter 4 is likely to remain at how much percent?
    A)7.0-7.4%
    B)6.0-6.4%
    C)5.5-6.0%
    D)5.9-6.1%
    E) 5.4-5.6%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The country’s economic growth in the fourth quarter ended March 2019 is expected to moderate to 6.1-5.9 per cent, which could pull down growth rate for the entire fiscal 2018-19 to below 7 per cent, according to a report by SBI.
  16. For which of the following member countries, did the BRICS New Development Bank sanctioned its first loan?
    A) China
    B) India
    C) South Africa
    D) Brazil
    E)Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    On 21 December 2016, the NDB signed its first loan agreement. The loan agreement approving the provision of RMB 525 mln sovereign project loan for the Bank’s first project in China (Shanghai Lingang Distributed Solar Power Project) was signed by the Chinese Vice Minister of Finance Shi Yaobin and the NDB President K.V.Kamath.
  17. Recently the government reduced interest rates on small savings schemes by how much basis points for July-Sep Quarter of the 2029-20 financial year?
    A)10
    B)15
    C)20
    D)30
    E)35
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The GoI has reduced interest rates for small savings schemes by 10 basis points for the July-September quarter of the 2019-20 financial year.
  18. Recently PM Modi announced how much amount of line of credit to Kyrgyzstan?
    A)100 million dollar
    B)250 million dollar
    C)200 million dollar
    D) 300 million dollar
    E) 350 million dollar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 200 million dollar line of credit to Kyrgyzstan after wide-ranging talks with Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov in Bishkek. He said that this will ensure India’s increasing participation in business, development and economy of Kyrgyzstan.
  19. Recently RBI relaxed the leverage ratio to how much percent for a Domestic Systemically Important Banks?
    A)3.5%
    B)4%
    C)3.8%
    D)5.0%
    E)4.2%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank relaxed the leverage ratio (LR) to 4% for Domestic Systemically Important Banks (DSIBs) and 3.5% for other banks. This has been done to help them boost their lending activities.
  20. Recently Abburi Chaya Devi passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Writer
    B)Actress
    C)Film Maker
    D)Philosopher
    E)Art and Culture
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Telugu story writer and the Sahitya Akademi award winner Abburi Chaya Devi passes away. Some of her popular stories are Bonsai Bathuku, Prayanam Sukhantam, Akhariki Aidu Nakshatralu, and Wood Rose.

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