GA Revision for SBI PO/Clerk, IDBI, CWC, FCI and ESIC – 519

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

  1. Which country overtook China as India’s largest merchandise partner?
    A)UK
    B)Russia
    C)US
    D)Sri Lanka
    E)Bangladesh
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The US overtook China to once again become India’s top goods trading partner in 2018-19, official data shows. Also, India’s trade surplus with the US declined to $16.8 billion from $21.2 billion a year ago.
  2. Which became the first state to tap into masala bond market?
    A)Haryana
    B)Rajasthan
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Kerala
    E)Tamil Nadu
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Kerala became the first state to tap into masala bond market by listing the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB)’s masala bond worth of USD 312 million (Rs 2,150 crore) in London Stock Exchange (LSE)’s International Securities Market (ISM).
  3. Which became the first Arab country to get FATF membership?
    A)Saudi Arabia
    B)Iraq
    C)Iran
    D)Egypt
    E)Switzerland
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Saudi Arabia became the first Arab country to get full membership of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). With this, the number of permanent members in the group accounted to 39.
  4. US and which other country met in Washington to defuse rising trade tensions?
    A)UK
    B)Mexico
    C)Saudi Arabia
    D)Afghanistan
    E)Iraq
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    In an effort to defuse rising trade tensions between the United States and Mexico, Mexican Economy Minister Graciela Marquez met with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Washington.
  5. In which city,India will be setting up its military space agency?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)Bengaluru
    D)Pune
    E)Hyderabad
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Soon after it successfully carried out an anti-satellite test, India is setting up its military space agency headquartered at Bengaluru with the ace fighter pilot Air Vice Marshal SP Dharkar as its likely head.
  6. Which company launched “HeART” to mentor real estate technology companies?
    A)HDFC Capital
    B)IDBI
    C)ICICI
    D)SBI Capital
    E)YES Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    HDFC Capital Advisors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HDFC Ltd, launched a new initiative called ‘HDFC Affordable Real Estate and Technology Program (HeART). It aims to mentor, partner and invest in real estate technology companies that drive innovation and efficiencies within the affordable housing ecosystem.
  7. Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), was set up under which of the following acts?
    A) Banking Regulation Act, 1949
    B) Companies Act, 1956
    C) Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation Act, 1961
    D) Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation Act, 1951
    E) Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) is a subsidiary of Reserve Bank of India. It was established on 15 July 1978 under Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation Act, 1961 for the purpose of providing insurance of deposits and guaranteeing of credit facilities. DICGC insures all bank deposits, such as saving, fixed, current, Recurring_deposit for up to the limit of Rs. 100,000 of each deposits in a bank.
  8. Which country signed the Christchurch Call to Action in Paris?
    A)China
    B)India
    C)Japan
    D)Nepal
    E)Sri Lanka
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    India signed the ‘Christchurch Call to Action’ in Paris. The agreement came in the backdrop of the attacks on mosques in March and is aimed at stopping the abuse of the Internet by extremists.
  9. The 3rd Indo French Cyber dialogue 2019 was held in Which city?
    A)New Delhi
    B)London
    C)Rome
    D)Paris
    E)Hyderabad
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The third Indo-French cyber dialogue 2019 was held in Paris, France. To combat terror in cyber space, the two sides have decided to develop effective mechanism and coordinate their efforts in cyber space.
  10. According to Mercer’s 25th Annual Cost of Living Survey,Which city is costliest in the world?
    A)Hong Kong
    B)Paris
    C)London
    D)Rome
    E)Tokyo
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Mumbai is India’s most expensive city and among the top 20 costliest cities surveyed in Asia for expatriates, with residential housing prices among the highest in the world, according to a survey by global consulting leader Mercer.
  11. Recently Which state declared “Yeoman” butterfly as their state butterfly?
    A)Kerala
    B)Tamil Nadu
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Karnataka
    E)Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tamil yeoman (Cirrochroa thais) butterfly has been declared the state butterfly of Tamil Nadu. These butterflies are also known as Tamil Maravan, which means warrior, are found mainly in the hilly areas.
  12. Recently The Meeting on the development of Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan India gas pipeline held in which country?
    A)India
    B)Pakistan
    C)Afghanistan
    D)Turkmenistan
    E)Kazakstan
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    A meeting on the development of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, also known as Trans-Afghanistan pipeline held in Turkmenistan recently.
  13. Recently Telecom Ministry constituted a committee to spell out revival plans for telecom sector.Who will head this committee?
    A)Anupama Srivastava
    B)TS Malihan
    C)Aruna Sundararajan
    D)Jaya Rangarajan
    E) Vela Senthilkumar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Acknowledging that country’s telecom industry was under financial stress, Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had constituted a committee chaired by Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan to spell out revival plans for Telecom sector.
  14. Where is National Centre for Finance Education (NCFE) situated?
    A) Gurugram
    B) Nashik
    C) Mumbai
    D) Noida
    E)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The National Centre for Financial Education (NCFE), comprising representatives from all financial sector regulators i.e. Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) and National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), has been set up to implement National Strategy for Financial Education (NSFE), under the guidance of a Technical Group on Financial Inclusion and Financial Literacy of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC), which would cater to all sections of the population in the country.
  15. Recently BFA launched how many new formats of the game with new dimensions of the court?
    A)3
    B)2
    C)1
    D)4
    E)5
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The world body governing Badminton, BFA, has launched two new formats of the game —AirBadminton and Triples with new dimensions of the court and an innovative shuttlecock called Airshuttle. Traditional competitive badminton has been an indoor game.
  16. Recently in Which city,Maharaja Ranjit Singh statue was unveiled?
    A)Amritsar
    B)Delhi
    C)Islamabad
    D)Lahore
    E)PoK
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The bronze statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was unveiled at Lahore fort near Maharani Jinda haveli at Lahore on 180th death anniversary of Ranjit Singh.
  17. When is World Bee Day observed?
    A)May 20
    B)May 21
    C)May 22
    D)May 23
    E)May 25
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators (such as bees, butterflies, bats and hummingbirds), the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day.
  18. Where is the HQ of MTNL?
    A)Pune
    B)Chennai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Mumbai
    E)Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option C

  19. Which state government announced scheme for smokeless kitchens?
    A)Assam
    B)Haryana
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Chhattisgarh
    E)Orissa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A pilot project aimed at providing smoke-free environment in the kitchen for women will be launched by the Maharashtra government.
  20. Recently Shyam Sundar Mitra passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A)Actor
    B)Sports
    C)Journalist
    D)Singer
    E)Writer
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former Bengal captain Shyam Sundar Mitra died following prolonged illness. Mitra, 82, was being treated for a heart ailment.

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