GA Revision for SBI PO/Clerk, IDBI, CWC, FCI and ESIC – 516

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

  1. Recently India signed a loan agreement of how much amount with the World Bank to eliminate TB from the country?
    A)500 million dollar
    B)400 million dollar
    C)450 million dollar
    D)600 million dollar
    E) 520 million dollar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India has signed a loan agreement worth 400 million dollar with the World Bank to help treat and eliminate Tuberculosis from the country.
  2. According to “The Periodic Labour Force Survey for 2017-18” by NSSO,Which state has the highest unemployment rate?
    A)Assam
    B)Nagaland
    C)Bihar
    D)Meghalaya
    E)Chattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    According to the survey, “The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for 2017-18” which is conducted by National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO), there is a huge variation among the states in terms of the unemployment rate. The overall unemployment rate is around 6.1.Nagaland has the highest unemployment rate among the states with the percentage of 21.4%. It is followed by Goa (1 3.9%) and Manipur(1 1.6%)
  3. Recently Chaukhandi Stupa has been declared as a monument and protected area of national importance.It is located in which state?
    A)Haryana
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Bihar
    D)Punjab
    E)Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Chaukhandi Stupa, an ancient Buddhist site located in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, has been declared as a Monument and protected area of national importance by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
  4. 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)32
    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.
  5. Recently India has partnered with which country to set up a national maritime heritage museum in Gujarat?
    A)Portugal
    B)Russia
    C)Ukraine
    D)Japan
    E)China
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India has partnered with Portugal to set up a national maritime heritage museum at Lothal in Gujarat. The Indian Navy will be the stakeholder in the project and the Portuguese Navy will assist as they have experience in it by administering the maritime museum in Lisbon, Portugal. India is to follow a similar model of the maritime museum.

  6. The Festival Mela Kheer Bhawani is celebrated in which state?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Uttrakhand
    C)Jammu and Kashmir
    D)Assam
    E)Haryana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
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    The annual ‘Mela Kheer Bhawani’, the most important festival of Kashmiri pandits, associated with Hindu Goddess Ragnya Devi was Monday celebrated with religious fervor and gaiety at Tulmulla area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district and Kupwara with thousands of Pandith devotees participated in the function.
  7. Which organisation has launched an initiative to improve the adaptive capacity of the rural poor engaged in farm based livelihoods to cope with climate change?
    A)NABARD
    B)National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj
    C)RBI
    D)SIDBI
    E)SEBI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    For the first time in India, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), has launched an initiative to improve the adaptive capacity of the rural poor engaged in farm-based livelihoods to cope with climate change.
  8. The International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) concluded its 32nd Congress in Which city?
    A)Surat
    B)Ahmedabad
    C)Pune
    D)Hyderabad
    E)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) concluded its 32nd Congress in Hyderabad beginning June 26. Scientists, policy makers and industry representatives from the UK, South Africa, Argentina, New Zealand, Canada and Austria took part in the conference.
  9. Where is the HQ of Archeological Survey Of India?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)New Delhi
    E)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option D

  10. How much loan agreement was signed by Andhra Pradesh government and World Bank to improve health services in AndhraPradesh?
    A)$328 million
    B)$234 million
    C)$250 million
    D)$335 million
    E) $345 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s Health Ministry, Andhra Pradesh government and World Bank, signed a loan agreement of $328 million to improve healthcare services in Andhra Pradesh.
  11. Which country recently test fired Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle?
    A)China
    B)India
    C)Pakistan
    D)Russia
    E)Singapore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India successfully test-fired Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) off Odisha coast. It was test-fired from launch pad number-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island in Balasore district at 11.22 a.m.
  12. Which state introduced Bangla Shashya Bima scheme for farmers?
    A)West Bengal
    B)Bihar
    C)Manipur
    D)Assam
    E)Chattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    West Bengal government has announced a crop insurance scheme in collaboration with the Agriculture Insurance Company of India (AIC), for the 2019 kharif season. The scheme called Bangla Shashya Bima (BSB) is applicable for farmers in 15 districts.
  13. Who has been appointed as the principal secretary to PM Narendra Modi?
    A)PK Mishra
    B)Sandeep Patil
    C)Nripendra Mishra
    D)Kavinder Singh
    E) Ryan Thunberg
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the appointment of Dr Nripendra Mishra, IAS (Retired) as the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with effect from May 31.
  14. The 2019 Black Forest Cup was held in Which country?
    A)Russia
    B)Germany
    C)USA
    D)India
    E)Japan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In Boxing, India’s junior women pugilists clinched seven medals, including five gold, while the team was adjudged the best of the tournament in the Black Forest Cup in Villingen, Schwenningen, Germany.
  15. According to report by International Renewable Energy Agency,Which country is producing solar power at lowest cost globally?
    A)China
    B)India
    C)Russia
    D)Japan
    E)Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India is now the forerunner in producing solar power at lowest cost globally and is far ahead of other nations in low average production costs, a report by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said. Beating countries like China, which usually is the cheapest manufacturer of everything, India has also left behind the US, UK, Canada and France among others.
  16. Which company announced its first interactive game show titled “Confetti” in India?
    A)Google
    B)Yahoo
    C)Facebook
    D)Whatsapp
    E)Orkut
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Social networking giant Facebook announced its first interactive game show, titled “Confetti” in India. Starting June 12, the interactive show will air from Wednesday to Sunday on Facebook’s dedicated video platform – Facebook Watch.

  17. Who is the author of the book “A Prime Minister to Remember-Memories of a Military Chief”?
    A)Sunil Lamba
    B)Sushil Kumar
    C)Abhinav Ghosh
    D)Karambir Singh
    E) Sardar Kumar Hota
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former Navy Chief Admiral Sushil Kumar authored a book named “A Prime Minister to Remember- Memories of a Military Chief” got released. The book explains about a distinguished career in the Indian navy.
  18. By Which year,the flow of raw sewage into the Ganga river will be fully halted according to Union minister for Jal Shakti,Gajendra Singh Shekhawat?
    A)2020
    B)2022
    C)2025
    D)2030
    E)2027
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, announced that the flow of raw sewage into the Ganga river will be fully halted by 2022.
  19. From Which day,there will be no charges on NEFT and RTGS transactions as per RBI?
    A)July 1
    B)August 1
    C)Oct 1
    D)Dec 1
    E)Dec 1
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) directed banks to withdraw the charges levied on the National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) and Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) transactions with effect from July 1.
  20. Recently Sheetal Jain passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Sports
    C)Film Producer
    D)Journalist
    E)Director
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s longtime secretary and film producer Sheetal Jain passed away. He was 77. Jain had been working with the Bachchan family closely for over 36 years. He had also produced Bachchan and Govinda 1998 starrer Bade Miyan Chote Miyan.

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