GA Revision for SBI PO/Clerk, RBI Grade B – Set 156

GA Revision Questions for RBI Grade B 2018, SBI PO/Clerk 2018, Bank of India, Dena Bank PO 2018, NABARD 2018 and other upcoming exams.

  1. How many Van Dhan Kendras have been proposed by the Government to be set up under the Van Dhan Scheme of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs?
    A) 500
    B) 1000
    C) 2000
    D) 3000
    E) 4000
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Government has proposed to set up 3000 Van Dhan Kendras involving 30,000 SHGs across the country under the Van Dhan Scheme of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to provide skill up-gradation and capacity building training for value addition of forest produce. These groups will be working under the leadership of Collector and they can market their products not only within the states but also outside the states.The training and technical support is provided by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India, TRIFED.
  2. Bharti Airtel has appointed whom as the new Director and CEO of Airtel Business?
    A) Ashok Ganapathy
    B) Pankaj Miglani
    C) Gopal Vittal
    D) Ajay Chitkara
    E) John F. Kelly
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bharti Airtel has appointed Ajay Chitkara as Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Business to head the domestic and global enterprise business as one unit. Chitkara will continue reporting to Gopal Vittal, MD and CEO, Bharti Airtel. Airtel also announced the appointment of Pankaj Miglani as Chief Executive Officer, Global Business. Miglani will report to Chitkara.
  3. Which country will host the 4th Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in 2019?
    A) Singapore
    B) Thailand
    C) Luxembourg
    D) Philippines
    E) Abu Dhabi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Fourth Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will take place in Luxembourg in July 2019. This will be for the first time that the meeting will be held out of Asia and Luxembourg is the first non-regional member of AIIB to host the bank’s Annual Meeting in Luxembourg City.Luxembourg is a founding member of AIIB as well as a leading international financial centre and facilitator of investments between Europe and Asia.
  4. Name the AI based chatbot launched by Aviva Life Insurance to provide meaningful insurance guidance anytime, anywhere to its customers?
    A) Asha
    B) Alisha
    C) Amelia
    D) Avi
    E) Alifiya
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Aviva Life Insurance has launched a chatbot named “ALISHA” in partnership with Findability Sciences, a cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions company. The chatbot, also called Aviva Life Insurance Self Help Assistant, is powered by IBM Watson’s Conversation application programming interface (API) and will provide meaningful insurance guidance anytime, anywhere to the customers. It is one of India’s first few Natural Language Processor (NLP)-powered Conversational Computing Solutions which can interpret customers’ questions and direct the flow of the conversation to guide and assist them in similar way like people interact and respond.
  5. Which state has made its mandatory for all government offices to make use of LED Bulbs and tube lights with the deadline for replacement set to August 15?
    A) Haryana
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Bihar
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    E) Goa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The state government of Haryana has made the use of LED bulbs and tube lights mandatory in all offices under the Haryana government. As per the directions of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, all administrative secretaries, head of departments and managing directors of boards, corporations and public undertakings have been directed to replace all inefficient sodium bulbs and tubelights with LED lamps or tube lights latest by August 15. The initiative aims to ensure substantial energy savings and also cut down on greenhouse gas emissions.
  6. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has recently been re-elected as the President of which country?
    A) Vietnam
    B) Malaysia
    C) Iran
    D) Turkey
    E) Iraq
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    After 15 years in office, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to return to power once again for another 5 years following his outright election victory in the recently concluded polls. With 99 percent of votes counted, Mr Erdogan (64) won 53 percent votes and his closest rival Muharrem Ince won 31 percent.
  7. Who among the given has won the Best Actor Male award at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2018?
    A) Shahrukh Khan
    B) Ranbir Kapoor
    C) Irfan Khan
    D) Akshay Kumar
    E) Salman Khan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Best Picture: Tumhari Sulu
    Best Actor Male: Irfan Khan for (Hindi Medium)
    Best Actor Female: Sridevi (posthumously) (Mom)
    Best Director: Saket Chowdhary (Hindi Medium)
    Best Supporting Actor Female: Meher Vij (Secret Superstar)
    Best Supporting Actor Male: Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Mom)
  8. The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) has come out with a report titled ‘Women in Prisons’ that suggests changes in the National Model Prison Manual ___________
    A) 2003
    B) 2012
    C) 2009
    D) 2010
    E) 2016
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) has unveiled a report titled ‘Women in Prisons’. The report aims to build an understanding of the various entitlements of women in prisons, the various issues faced by them and possible methods for resolution of the same. It contains a comprehensive list of 134 recommendations. Various changes in the National Model Prison Manual 2016 have also been suggested to bring it in line with international standards and norms.
  9. The 4th National Review and Consultation on Swachh Iconic Places was held in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Guwahati
    D) Ahmedabad
    E) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The 4th National Review and Consultation on Swachh Iconic Places was held in Hyderabad to review the progress relating to maintenance and cleanliness of Iconic Places. The two-day consultation and review programme focused on addressing cleanliness challenges identified at the iconic places.
  10. What is the rank of India in 2018 World Competitiveness Ranking by International Institute for Management Development (IMD)?
    A) 44
    B) 32
    C) 28
    D) 51
    E) 62
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India has moved one notch higher, to the 44th place in the 2018 World Competitiveness Ranking compiled by International Institute for Management Development (IMD). It is ranked the 12th most competitive economy out of the 14 Asian countries on the list.The top five most competitive economies in the world in the IMD ranking 2018 includes United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, Netherlands and Switzerland respectively.
  11. The Union cabinet has approved an ordinance for the establishment of India’s first national sports University in which state?
    A) Manipur
    B) Sikkim
    C) Assam
    D) Meghalaya
    E) Tripura
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance to set up the India’s first national sports University in Manipur. The ordinance will be on the lines of the bill introduced in Lok Sabha in August, 2017.The Manipur government has already allocated land for the proposed university.
  12. The Indian government has extended the tenure of incumbent CBDT Chairman further by one year. Name the Chairman.
    A) Ajay Tyagi
    B) Sushil Chandra
    C) N.K. Singh
    D) Dipak Misra
    E) Deeya Bajaj
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved extension in re-employment of the current Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Shri Sushil Chandra for a further period of one year i.e. up to May 31, 2019.
  13. Who among the given has won the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix?
    A) Valtteri Bottas
    B) Daniel Ricciardo
    C) Lewis Hamilton
    D) Sebastian Vettel
    E) Giuseppe Conte
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Daniel Ricciardo of Australia won the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel stood 2nd while Lewis Hamilton remained on 3rd position.This was Daniel’s second win of the 2018 Formula 1 season and his 7th Grand Prix victory.
  14. The government has introduced intra-state e-way bill for two more states and five Union Territories (UTs) recently. The total number of states and UTs under the E-Way Bill system now has become______
    A) 27
    B) 17
    C) 32
    D) 29
    E) 10
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    E-Way Bill system for intra-State movement of goods will be implemented in seven more states and Union Territories from 27th May 2018. The States are Maharashtra, Manipur, Chandigarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and Lakshadweep. With this, the number of States, where the system is being implemented, will go up to 27.
  15. The maiden Global Wind Summit 2018 will take place in which country?
    A) Spain
    B) Peru
    C) Maldives
    D) Germany
    E) Venezuela
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The first edition of the Global Wind Summit will be held in Hamburg, Germany from September 25-28, 2018. The conference on wind is the largest and most important meeting of the wind industry worldwide.

  16. Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk has been named as the caretaker Prime Minister of which country recently?
    A) Afghanistan
    B) Turkey
    C) Pakistan
    D) Iraq
    E) Turkmenistan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Pakistan’s former Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk has been named as interim Prime Minister for a two-month period until the general election are held which is scheduled for July 25.
  17. BHIM app is available in how many languages?
    A) 9
    B) 10
    C) 11
    D) 12
    E) 13
    View Answer
    Option D

  18. What does S stands for in ABRS with respect to payment through Aadhar Cards?
    A) System
    B) Service
    C) Software
    D) Schedule
    E) Synchronization
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Aadhaar based Remittance Service (ABRS)
    In ABRS, a remitter can initiate IMPS transaction using the beneficiary’s AADHAAR number, which acts as a financial address & which will be linked to the beneficiaries account number.
  19. The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) is located in which state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Goa
    C) West bengal
    D) Karnataka
    E) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Director: Sunil Kumar Singh
    Location: Dona Paula, Goa
    Date founded: 1 January 1966

  20. The National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) is located in______________
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Bengaluru
    E) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) is an Indian central securities depository based in Mumbai. It was established on 8 November 1996.

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