GA Revision for SBI PO/Clerk, RBI Grade B – Set 158

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. Who among the following has won the 2018 Stuttgart Open Cup?
    A) Nick Kyrgios
    B) David Belyavskiy
    C) Roger Federer
    D) Milos Raonic
    E) Tommy Fleetwood
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Roger Federer claimed his 98th ATP title and re-established his unrivaled superiority on grass with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) victory over Milos Raonic in the Stuttgart Cup final. The top-seeded Swiss beat his Canadian opponent for the 11th time in 14 meetings while winning a first Stuttgart title.
  2. Sandeep Bakhshi has recently been appointed as the Wholetime Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of which bank?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
    E) South Indian Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Private sector banking major ICICI Bank has appointed Sandeep Bakhshi as the new Wholetime Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Bakhshi’s appointment as COO will be for a period of five years, subject to regulatory approvals. He will take over as the COO from June 19 or on the date of regulatory and other approvals, whichever is later.
  3. Which among the following tech giant has partnered with National Commission for Women (NCW) to conduct a digital literacy programme for women?
    A) Facebook
    B) Google
    C) Paytm
    D) Amazon
    E) Twitter
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Facebook has announced its partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW) to conduct a digital literacy programme aimed at training women scholars in Panjab University. Launched in collaboration with Cyber Peace Foundation, the programme will enable women scholars to learn using online resources, protect themselves and promote digital literacy to reap the benefits of the internet.

  4. Recently, ISRO scientists have discovered a new planet and star 600 light years away. The new discovery has been named as__________
    A) Saga
    B) Chronicle
    C) Herculean
    D) Epic
    E) Rakshak
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In an epic Indian discovery, a team from the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad led by Abhijit Chakraborty, has spotted for the first time a distant planet six times bigger than Earth and revolving around a Sun-like star about 600 light years away. Both the planet and the star have been named EPIC.
    EPIC 211945201b (or K2-236b) is the name given to the planet. The host star is named EPIC 211945201 or K2-236.
  5. Who has been honored with the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction?
    A) Katy Brand
    B) Anita Anand
    C) Kamila Shamsie
    D) Sarah Sands
    E) K. V. Chowdary
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Renowned British Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, 2018 for her seventh novel titled “Home Fire”. Ms. Shamsie was awarded the €30,000 pound ($40,000) prize at a ceremony in London.
  6. What is the rank of India in the 2018 Global Peace Index?
    A) 129
    B) 147
    C) 137
    D) 112
    E) 113
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India has been ranked 137th rank among 163 countries on the 2018 Global Peace Index by Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace. The index is topped by Iceland, followed by New Zealand, Portugal, Austria and Denmark, whereas war-torn Syria remains the least peaceful country in the world, followed by Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, and Yemen.
  7. With which country India has signed an agreement for cooperation in the field of health sector for a period of three year till 2020?
    A) Norway
    B) Sweden
    C) Germany
    D) Iceland
    E) Spain
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to extend the cooperation within health sector through the Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) for a period of three years starting from 2018 to 2020.
  8. Recently, President of India declared ‘Queen’ as the state fruit of Tripura. Queen is a variety of which fruit?
    A) Banana
    B) Orange
    C) Jackfruit
    D) Pineapple
    E) Mango
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    President Ram Nath Kovind has announced to recognise the “Queen” a variety of Pineapple as Tripura’s state fruit. Prez also inaugurated a 73 km. long National Highway from Matabari (Udaipur) to Sabroom along the Gomati and South Tripura districts.
  9. The government of Andhra Pradesh has recently signed pact with which country to transform its capital Amaravati into world class city?
    A) Malaysia
    B) Singapore
    C) Russia
    D) France
    E) South Korea
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The state government of Andhra Pradesh and Singapore has signed several pacts for the development of a start-up area (1,691 acres) in the new capital, Amaravati, to transform it into a world-class city. Under the agreement, the land would be handed over in three phases – 660 acres in the first phase – to the Singapore companies for infrastructure development and other promotional activities.
  10. According to the government report ‘Sample Registration System (SRS) 2016’, India reported a steady decline of _________ percent in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) since 2013.
    A) 12 percent
    B) 20 percent
    C) 10 percent
    D) 22 percent
    E) 30 percent
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India has registered a significant decline of 22 percent in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) since 2013, according to the recently released Sample Registration System (SRS) 2016. As per the report, the MMR has declined from 167 in 2011-2013 to 130 in 2014-2016.
  11. The 2018 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Early Childhood Development (ECD) took place in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Kathmandu
    C) Beijing
    D) Jakarta
    E) Seoul
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The 2018 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Third Asia- Pacific Regional Policy Forum on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) kicked off in Kathmandu. The three-day conference from June 5-7, will discuss knowledge-exchange about new research and use of preliminary child development at international level.
  12. The 3rd edition of National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga was held in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Kolkata
    C) Ahmedabad
    D) Gurugram
    E) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The 3rd edition of National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga was inaugurated by the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik at Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga in New Delhi. The Conference was jointly organized by Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga and Press Information Bureau (PIB), Ministry of Information Broadcasting ahead of International Yoga Day (June 21).The objective of the Conference was to spread awareness about principles and practices of Yoga and to bring out the scientific and technical aspects of Yoga with the help of experts.
  13. The 11th edition of the Seminar on Geo-Intelligence Asia 2018 took place in which city?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Mumbai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) New Delhi
    E) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The 11th edition of Geo-Intelligence Asia 2018 took place at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi on 04-05 June 2018. The theme of Seminar was ‘GeoSpatial : A Force Multiplier for Defence and Industrial Security’. The Seminar was organised by GeoSpatial Media and Communication with Directorate General of Information System as Knowledge Partners and Military Survey as Co-organisers.
  14. Name the IT major which has acquired software development platform ‘GitHub’?
    A) Google
    B) Microsoft
    C) Amazon
    D) Apple
    E) Facebook
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tech giant Microsoft has announced to acquire San Francisco based software development platform GitHub for $7.5 billion. The two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.GitHub’s current CEO, Chris Wanstrath, will become a Microsoft technical fellow, reporting to Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie.
  15. 13 beaches from Asia are being developed to get the Blue Flag certification. These beaches are located in which Asian country?
    A) Malaysia
    B) India
    C) Japan
    D) Singapore
    E) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    13 Indian beaches will soon get the Blue Flag certification. These beaches of Odisha, Maharashtra and other coastal states will be the first in not just India, but in Asia, to get the Blue Flag certification. To get Blue Flag standards, a beach has to strictly comply with 33 environment and tourism related conditions.
  16. How many countries are permanent members of the United Nations Security Council?
    A) 7
    B) 3
    C) 5
    D) 6
    E) 10
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The 5 permanent members of the United Nations Security Council are the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, and China
  17. Name the newly launched hyperspectral imaging satellite developed by China for comprehensive observation of the atmosphere?
    A) Gaofen-3
    B) Gaofen-6
    C) Gaofen-4
    D) Gaofen-5
    E) Gaofen-7
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    China has successfully launched a hyperspectral imaging satellite for comprehensive observation of the atmosphere, including air pollution which is one of the country’s major problems. The Gaofen-5 satellite has been developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation for comprehensive environmental monitoring. It has a designed life of eight years.
  18. The Indian government has constituted a six member panel to advice the 15th Finance Commission on issues related to its Terms of Reference (ToR). Who will head this panel?
    A) Surjit S. Bhalla
    B) Arvind Virmani
    C) Sanjeev Gupta
    D) Pinaki Chakraborty
    E) Marvin Rodriguez
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The 15th Finance Commission has constituted an advisory council to advise and assist the commission. The six-member council will be headed by the President of Forum for Strategic Initiatives, Arvind Virmani. The role and functions of the council will be to advise the commission on any issue or subject related to the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the Commission.
  19. What is the market structure called in which the market is dominated by a single buyer?
    A) Micropony
    B) Monopsony
    C) Monopcoly
    D) Microsony
    E) Macrosony
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A monopsonist has the market power to set the price of whatever it is buying (from raw materials to labour).
  20. Where is Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Mangalore
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Bhopal
    E) Kanpur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Institute for Development & Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) is a unique institution exclusively focused on Banking Technology. Established by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in 1996, the Institution works at the intersection of Banking and Technology. It is located in Hyderabad, India.

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