GA Revision for SBI PO/Clerk, RBI Grade B – Set 168

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. India is set to host the first military exercise of the BIMSTEC in 2018. The exercise will take place in which place?
    A) Jaipur
    B) New Delhi
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Pune
    E) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India will host the first military exercise of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) group focussing on counter-terrorism. The exercise is scheduled to be held in Pune in the second week of September 2018. The theme includes counter-terrorism in semi-urban terrain and cordon and search.
  2. Name the Indian female boxer to clinch Gold in 75 kg category at the Umakhanov Memorial Tournament in Kaspiysk, Russia.
    A) Nikhat Zareen
    B) Saweety Boora
    C) Kavita Goyat
    D) Pinki Jangra
    E) P Kishore Saxena
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian woman boxer Saweety Boora claimed a gold medal in the 75 kilogram category at the Umakhanov Memorial Tournament in Kaspiysk, Russia. The former World Championship silver-medallist beat home favourite Anna Anfinogenova in the final to finish on top. Saweety was the only Indian among women to make it to the Final.
  3. Indian President Kovind is set to start his week long 3 nation tour from June 16. Which among the given countries is not included among the three?
    A) Chile
    B) Cuba
    C) Greece
    D) Suriname
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a three nation visit to Greece, Suriname and Cuba from the 16th to 22nd of this month. A number of agreements and MoUs in the areas of bio technology, research and education in homeopathic medicine, traditional system of medicine and medicinal plants would be signed during the visit.
  4. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) was set up in which year?
    A) 1992
    B) 1982
    C) 1994
    D) 1986
    E) 1987
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India is the regulator for the securities market in India. It was established in the year 1988 and given statutory powers on 30 January 1992 through the SEBI Act, 1992.
  5. How many additional schools has recently been selected by NITI Aayog for establishment of Atal Tinkering Labs under Atal Innovation Mission?
    A) 4,000
    B) 1,000
    C) 2,000
    D) 3,000
    E) 6,000
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission, AIM, has selected 3,000 additional schools for the establishment of Atal Tinkering Labs, ATLs. The selected schools will receive a grant of Rs 20 lakh spread over the next five years to establish labs for nurturing innovation and entrepreneurial spirit among secondary school children across India.
  6. Where is the Secretariat of BIMSTEC group located?
    A) Naypyidaw
    B) Bangkok
    C) Kathmandu
    D) Dhaka
    E) Nepal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    BIMSTEC was set up in 1997 and includes India, Bangladesh, Bhutan Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The permanent secretariat is in Dhaka.
  7. When is the World Brain Tumor Day observed?
    A) June 8
    B) June 9
    C) June 7
    D) June 6
    E) June 10
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Every year, June 8 is observed as World Brain Tumor Day. The day is meant for people who are suffering from brain tumor and help them deal with the condition in a better and more effective way.
  8. With which among the following countries, India has inked pacts for exporting non-basmati rice and sharing Brahmaputra water data during flood season?
    A) Kyrgyzstan
    B) China
    C) Tajikistan
    D) Russia
    E) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India and China has signed two bilateral agreements during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Qingdao on the sidelines of the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit. The agreements include continuing to share Brahmaputra water data during flood season and exporting non-basmati rice to China.
  9. Famous freedom fighter and MP, LP Shahi, who passed away recently was a senior Congress leader of which state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Bihar
    D) Maharashtra
    E) Chattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Senior Congress leader and former Union minister LP Shahi has passes away. He was 98. Mr Shahi, who hailed from Bihar, was a freedom fighter and a former CWC member. He was first elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1980 and became an MP from Muzaffarpur in Bihar in 1984.
  10. Name the app launched by the Indian Railways to register passengers grievances for quick redressal.
    A) Rail Suvidha
    B) Rail Sahayta
    C) Rail Madad
    D) Rail Seva
    E) Rail Help
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal has launched a new App “Rail Madad” – An App to expedite & streamline passenger grievance redressal. Rail MADAD (Mobile Application for Desired Assistance During travel) registers a complaint with minimum inputs from passenger(option of photo also available), issues unique ID instantly and relays the complaint online to relevant field officials for immediate action. The action taken on complaint is also relayed to passenger through SMS, thus fast tracking the entire process of redressal of complaints through digitisation.The Minister also launched a new App ‘Menu on Rails’, a Mobile Application developed by IRCTC for creating awareness to the Railway Passengers for the items served to them on their Rail Journey.
  11. The SUBHADRA VAHINI programme has been launched by which division of East coast Railways?
    A) Sambalpur
    B) Waltair
    C) Danapur
    D) Khurda Road
    E) Ramgarh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    With the inspiration of ‘Beti Bacho-Beti padao’ programme being initiated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, East coast Railways, Waltair Division has launched ‘SUBHADRA VAHINI’ programme for the security and protection of Women. The programme was formally launched at Visakhapatnam Railway Station by Waltair Division, Divisional Railway Manager, Mukul Saran Mathur.
  12. How much amount has been contributed by the Government of India to Nepal as final payment under Nepal-Bharat Maitri Irrigation Project?
    A) 88.2 million Nepali Rupees
    B) 99.2 million Nepali Rupees
    C) 111.2 million Nepali Rupees
    D) 77.2 million Nepali Rupees
    E) 100 million Nepali Rupees
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri handed over a Cheque of 99.2 million Nepali rupees to the Secretary, Minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Nepal, Dr. Sanjay Sharma in Kathmandu. The cheque was given towards final payment for Nepal-Bharat Maitri Irrigation Project for installation of 2700 Shallow Tube Well Irrigation Systems in 12 districts of Nepal. With this payment, the Government of India has released a total of 227.6 million Nepali rupees to the Government of Nepal for implementing this project.
  13. EC George Sudarshan who died recently was a renowned ________
    A) Journalist
    B) Politician
    C) Writer
    D) Agricultural Scientist
    E) Physicist

    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation:

    Famous theoretical physicist Ennackal Chandy (EC) George Sudarshan passed away in Texas, USA. The renowned physicist E C G Sudarshan, who proved Albert Einstein wrong, was recommended for the Nobel Prize nine times but never awarded. The 86-year-old physicist was born in Kottayam on September 16, 1931.
  14. Which among the given sports apparel brand has been approved by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) as official sports apparel partner for Indian contingent’s till 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
    A) Adidas
    B) Puma
    C) Li-Ning
    D) Converse
    E) Reebok
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has announced Asia’s leading sports apparel brand Li-Ning as the Indian contingent’s official sports apparel partner till the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. As part of the partnership, Li-Ning will provide Indian athletes and officials with sports competition and training apparel, leisure wear and footwear for the Asian Games 2018, 2018 Summer Olympic Youth Games and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
  15. Basel III recommendations shall be completely implemented in India by_______
    A) March 31, 2020
    B) March 31, 2019
    C) March 31, 2018
    D) March 31, 2021
    E) March 31, 2022
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Basel III guidelines are expected to be fully implemented by March 31, 2019.
  16. Name the newly appointed Chairman of the International Cricket Council.
    A) Dave Richardson
    B) Anurag Thakur
    C) Shashank Manohar
    D) Haroon Lorgat
    E) Mustafa Kamal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) incumbent chairman Shashank Manohar has been re-elected for a second term, after being the only nominee in the election for the post put forward by the ICC board. The former BCCI president had become the first-ever independent chairman of the ICC in 2016, and will now hold office for another two-year tenure.
  17. Name the cabinet minister who has been assigned the additional charge of the Finance Ministry till incumbent minister Arun Jaitley recovers from kidney surgery?
    A) Manohar Parrikar
    B) Piyush Goyal
    C) Prakash Javadekar
    D) Suresh Prabhu
    E) Mridula Sinha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has been given the additional charge of the Finance Ministry till Arun Jaitley, who underwent a kidney surgery, recovers. S S Ahluwalia, who was until recently the Minister of State for Drinking Water & Sanitation, has been assigned the portfolio of Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. Alphons Kannanthanam has been relieved as Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. He continues as Minister of State for Tourism.
  18. What is the ratio that measures the extent of a company’s or consumer’s leverage known as?
    A) Key Ratio
    B) Debt Ratio
    C) Quick Ratio
    D) Leverage Ratio
    E) Asset Coverage Ratio
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    It is a financial ratio that measures the extent of a company’s or consumer’s leverage. The debt ratio is defined as the ratio of total – long-term and short-term – debt to total assets, expressed as a decimal or percentage.
  19. Which among the given countries has excluded Indian students from its new visa norms list of “low risk” countries eligible for easier visa application.
    A) Russia
    B) United Kingdom
    C) Japan
    D) China
    E) Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The United Kingdom government has excluded Indian students from a new list of “low risk” countries eligible for easier visa application to the UK. The decision is based on India’s refusal to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the return of illegal Indian immigrants in the UK to India and vice-versa.Excluding India from the list damages its relations with the UK and snatches away a lot of easy education opportunities for hopeful Indian students.
  20. Which among the following payment platforms has tied up with Ola to enable enhanced booking of rides with autopay features?
    A) Paytm
    B) Freecharge
    C) PhonePe
    D) Amazon Pay
    E) Mobiwik
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Payments platform PhonePe has partnered with world’s largest taxi aggregator, Ola to offer a hassle-free cab and auto booking experience to the users. The tie-up will enable users to now book an Ola using the PhonePe app.With this integration, PhonePe users will have access to Ola’s multi-modal commuting offerings, along with the benefit of using the industry-first AutoPay feature for making payments seamless.

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