GA Revision for SBI PO/Clerk, RBI Grade B – Set 159

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 been awarded the Best Actor award (female) at the 65th National Film Awards?
    A) Manisha Koirala
    B) Divya Dutta
    C) Sridevi
    D) Bhumi Pednekar
    E) Aishwarya Rai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Actor Sridevi posthumously won the Best Actress Award for her role in Hindi film Mom while Bengali actor Riddhi Sen got the Best Actor award for Nagar Kirtan. The Best Feature Film award went to Assamese film Village Rockstars. Actor Vinod Khanna was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
  2. The growth rate of the eight core sector of India saw a sequential decline of _______ percent in the month of March 2018 due to weak performance of the sector.
    A) 3.8%
    B) 4.1%
    C) 5.3%
    D) 4.2%
    E) 7.3%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The growth of eight core sectors slowed to a three-month low of 4.1% in March 2018, down from 5.3 per cent in February and 6.1 per cent in January. The Sequential decline in core sector growth in March is mainly due to weak performance in six sectors including coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, steel and electricity.The growth rate of the eight infrastructure sectors, including fertilizers and cement, was 5.2% in March 2017, according to data released by the Commerce Ministry. The previous low was 3.8% in December 2017.
  3. When is the World Press Freedom Day observed?
    A) May 2
    B) May 3
    C) May 1
    D) May 4
    E) May 5
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek, is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day.
  4. Name the Indian ace shuttler who has achieved the third spot in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) Rankings in men’s single category?
    A) Parupalli Kashyap
    B) HS Prannoy
    C) B. Sai Praneeth
    D) Kidambi Srikanth
    E) Dharamvir Singh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India’s star shuttler and Commonwealth silver-medallist Kidambi Srikanth climbed to the third spot in the latest rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). Viktor Axelsen of Denmark is at the top spot followed by South Korean Son Wan Ho.Fellow Indian HS Prannoy climbed up two places to reach career-best eighth spot.
  5. How many additional One Stop Centres have recently been approved by the government to be set up in 9 states for the benefit of the violence affected women?
    A) 50
    B) 100
    C) 150
    D) 200
    E) 80
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Centre has approved setting up of 100 additional One Stop Centres in 9 states to help violence affected women. The states are Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. The purpose of these centres is to facilitate integrated services for violence affected women such as police assistance, medical aid, psycho-social counselling and legal aid.
  6. Name the Cabinet Secretary of India whose tenure has recently been extended by one year till June 2019.
    A) B. K. Chaturvedi
    B) Surendra Singh
    C) Ajit Seth
    D) Pradeep Kumar Sinha
    E) Anifah Aman‎
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha has been given one year extension. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his extension to the post till 12th of June 2019. In May 2015, Mr Sinha was appointed as cabinet secretary for a fixed two-year term.
  7. The Asia Media Summit 2018 was held in which city?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Mumbai
    D) New Delhi
    E) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Amid growing impact of digitization on media and entertainment industry, a two-days Asia Media Summit began in New Delhi from May 10. The theme of the summit is “Telling Our Stories – Asia and More”.
  8. What is the market structure called that is characterized by a single seller, selling a unique product in the market?
    A) Oligopoly
    B) Libor
    C) Monopoly
    D) Normation
    E) Offshore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Monopoly is when the production of a good or service with no close substitutes is carried out by a single firm with the market power to decide the price of its output.
  9. Renowned film editor Anne V. Coates who died recently hailed from which country?
    A) Germany
    B) United States
    C) Australia
    D) Australia
    E) United Kingdom
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation:

    English-born film editor Anne V. Coates, who won an Academy Award for David Leans classic “Lawrence of Arabia”, is dead. She was 92.
  10. What is the currency of Jordan?
    A) Jordanian Dinar
    B) Jordanian Peso
    C) Jordanian Riyal
    D) Jordanian Won
    E) Jordanian Pound
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Capital – Amman
  11. Where is Bankers’ Institute of Rural Development (BIRD) situated?
    A) Noida
    B) Nashik
    C) Pune
    D) Lucknow
    E) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option D

  12. Which Indian state has launched India’s first Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC) for all the smart cities prevailing in the state?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) West Bengal
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    E) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In a major step towards realising the centre’s smart city mission (SCM), the Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday launched the country’s first Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC) for all seven smart cities of the state in Bhopal. Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Satna, and Sagar are the seven smart cities under SCM in Madhya Pradesh.
  13. NITI Aayog has partnered with entity to make use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in agriculture?
    A) Google
    B) Microsoft
    C) IBM
    D) Apple
    E) TCS
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    NITI Aayog and IBM signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to develop a crop yield prediction model using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide real time advisory to farmers in Aspirational Districts.
  14. Who has been appointed as the acting chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court w.e.f May 4?
    A) R. Subhash Reddy
    B) Hemant Gupta
    C) Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale
    D) Ajay Kumar Mittal
    E) Larry Ellison
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal has been appointed as the acting chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court with effect from May 4.
  15. Which state has decided to make use of plastic waste for construction of ‘sugarcane roads’ which connects cane fields to the nearest mill?
    A) Punjab
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Jharkhand
    E) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The sugarcane department in Uttar Pradesh, the country’s largest sugarcane and sugar producer, is soon to make use of plastic waste for construction of ‘sugarcane roads’ for cutting costs and promoting green technology. ‘Sugarcane road’ is the name given to a road constructed by the UP sugarcane department linking cane fields to the nearest mill or highways for faster movement of the cash crop.
  16. Which among the following Nobel Prize has been suspended from being given in the year 2018?
    A) Mathematics
    B) Economics
    C) Literature
    D) Peace
    E) Chemistry
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Nobel Prize in Literature, the world’s most prestigious accolade for writing, will not be awarded this year, for the first time since 1949 in the wake of a sexual and financial misconduct scandal. The Swedish Academy, that decides the Nobel Prize for Literature, will now announce the 2018 winner along with the 2019 winner next year.
  17. The rating agency Fitch has estimated the growth rate of India for 2018 at _______ percent
    A) 7.5%
    B) 7.3%
    C) 7.1%
    D) 7.4%
    E) 7.2%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Credit rating agency Fitch has said that India’s economic growth will accelerate to 7.3 per cent in the current financial year and 7.5 per cent in the next fiscal.
  18. How many Cross Border Reinsurers (CBR) have been approved by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) for the year 2018-19?
    A) 16
    B) 10
    C) 11
    D) 9
    E) 15
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) has released the list of Cross Border Reinsurers (CBR) for the year 2018-19. On the basis of the submissions and recommendations made by reinsurers, the authority had granted special approval for the 16 CBRs. According to guidelines on cross-border insurers issued by IRDAI, CBR refers to those reinsurers who do not have any physical presence in India and do reinsurance business with Indian insurance/reinsurance companies.
  19. In an effort to encourage people to use electric vehicles, the Indian government has approved distinctive licence plates that would be ______________ in color
    A) Blue
    B) Green
    C) Yellow
    D) Red
    E) Pink
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    To promote electric vehicles in India, the government has approved green licence plates bearing numbers in white fonts for private e-vehicles and yellow for taxis.
  20. World’s largest Indian Flag has recently been unfurled in which city of India as a tribute to the first war of the India’s independence?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Guwahati
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Chandigarh
    E) Varanasi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Actor-turned-politician and Jana Sena Party founder Pawan Kalyan today unfurled the national flag in Hyderabad, claimed to be the world’s largest Indian tricolour, to commemorate the first war of the country’s independence that took place in 1857. According to a party release, the flag was 122 feet in length and 183 feet in width.

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