GA Revision for SBI PO/Clerk, RBI Grade B – Set 171

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. Name the computer that mimics the brain’s neural networks, and could overcome the speed and power consumption problems of conventional supercomputers?
    A)Titan
    B)Sequoia
    C)Spinnaker
    D)Spinner
    E) Resembler
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The custom built computer named SpiNNaker produced results similar to that of the best brain-simulation supercomputer software currently used for neural-signalling research.
  2. NITI aayog has proposed a 15 point action plan for combating air pollution.What is the draft action plan named?
    A)Combating Pollution of India
    B)Live Breathe India
    C)Air India
    D)Breathe India
    E)Nature Live
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The draft action plan titled “Breathe India” includes encouraging electric vehicles, phasing out private diesel vehicle and development of crop residue utilisation policy.
  3. Kalpesh Yagnik recently passed away.He belongs to which profession?
    A)Actor
    B)Singer
    C)Writer
    D)Physicist
    E) Journalist
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    Veteran journalist and Dainik Bhaskar Group Editor Kalpesh Yagnik has passed away following a heart attack. He was 55.
  4. Who is the chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India?
    A)Sunil K Gupta
    B)H Pradeep Rao
    C)RS Sharma
    D)UK Srivastava
    E) DK Sinha
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    Option C

  5. Which country scientists performed the first ever 3D color X-ray on a human?
    A)USA
    B)New Zealand
    C)Australia
    D)Germany
    E)China
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    New Zealand country scientists performed the first ever 3D color X-ray on a human. The device is based on the traditional X-ray but incorporates particle-tracking technology developed for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
  6. Who has made it compulsory to incorporate purchaser’s name on the face of payment instrumentalities like demand draft, pay order, banker’s cheques and other instruments to prevent money laundering?
    A)SEBI
    B)IRDA
    C)RBI
    D)Finance Ministry
    E) SBI
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    RBI has made it compulsory to incorporate purchaser’s name on the face of payment instrumentalities like demand draft, pay order, banker’s cheques and other instruments to prevent money laundering.
  7. Who headed the committee that has suggested a live auction mechanism to help banks free up security receipts worth Rs 90,000 crore in their investment books that can used to revive credit growth?
    A)Mahesh Kumar Jain
    B)Urijit Patel
    C)Sunil Mehta
    D)PS Jayakumar
    E) Ajay Kumar
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Recommendations were reviewed that seek to achieve this through an Asset Trading Platform(ATP)recommended under Project Sashakt, the broad contours of which had been announced on July 2.
  8. Who won British Grand Prix?
    A)Lewis Hamilton
    B)Sebastian Vettel
    C)Kimi Raikkoenen
    D)Nico Rosberg
    E)Roger Federer
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Germany’s Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari won the Brtish GP, strengthening his grip on the overall lead in the Formula One drivers’ standings after beating out Britain’s Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Finland’s Kimi Raikkoenen (Ferrari), who finished second and third respectively.
  9. Begumpet Airport is situated in which city?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Ranchi
    C)Chennai
    D)Hyderabad
    E)Varanasi
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    Option D

  10. Who has been recently appointed as the chairperson of National Green Tribunal(NGT)?
    A)Lokeshwar Singh Panta
    B)Jawad Rahim
    C)Swatanter Kumar
    D) Abhinav Bindra
    E) Adarsh Kumar Goel
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    The post of the chairperson of the green tribunal had been vacant for the past eight months after Justice Swatanter Kumar retired on December 19.
  11. Which bank recently became the most valuable bank in the emerging market outside China?
    A)ICICI Bank
    B)HDFC Bank
    C)SBI
    D)Yes Bank
    E)Axis Bank
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    HDFC Bank has gone past Russia’s Sberbank to become the most valuable bank in the emerging market outside China . HDFC Bank’s current market capitalisation is $78.4 billion against Sberbank’s $74.4 billion.
  12. 18th Asian Games is scheduled to be held at which place?
    A)Bangkok
    B)Vienna
    C)Jakarta
    D)London
    E)Paris
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Hockey India announced the 18-member Indian Women’s Hockey Team for the 18th Asian Games 2018, slated to begin in August this year in Jakarta/Palembang.
  13. Where is College of Agricultural Banking (CAB) situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Mumbai
    D) Bengaluru
    E) Allahabad
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    College of Agricultural Banking is an ISO 9001: 2008 Certified Training Institute of Reserve Bank of India.
    In keeping up with its developmental mandate seldom seen in the Central Banking circle across the globe, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) established the Co-operative Bankers Training College (CBTC) at Pune on September 29, 1969 to train the higher level personnel of State, Central and Urban Co-operative Banks.
  14. Name the female American astronaut, holding the record of most spacewalks and spending the longest time in space by US astronaut, who retired from the post recently.
    A) Peggy Whitson
    B) Eileen Collins
    C) Stephanie Wilson
    D) Barbara Morgan
    E) Achim Steiner
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson, who has spent more time in space than any other American, retired from NASA on June 15. The 58-year-old NASA astronaut holds the US record for most cumulative time in space spending a record-breaking 665 days in space. She also claimed the title for most spacewalks by a woman – 10 spacewalks totalling 60 hours and 21 minutes — and set the record for most time spent in space by a US astronaut, placing eighth on the all-time space endurance list.
  15. The Swajal scheme for clean water supply has been launched in how many aspirational districts?
    A) 115
    B) 119
    C) 117
    D) 111
    E) 120
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Centrally-sponsored drinking water schemes, Swajal, has been launched in 115 aspirational districts of the country. the Swajal schemes in 115 aspirational districts of the country will involve an outlay of Rs 700 crores through flexi-funds under the existing National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) budget.These schemes will aim to provide villages with piped water supply powered by solar energy.The scheme will train hundreds of rural technicians for operation and maintenance of Swajal units.
  16. Who won gold at Tbilisi Grand Prix held recently in Georgia?
    A)Sunil Dutt
    B)Yogeshwar Dutt
    C)Bajrang Punia
    D)Abhinav Bindra
    E) Jawad Rahim
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Bajrang Punia emerged champion at the Tbilisi Grand Prix in the 65kg category after outplaying Iranian wrestler Mehran Nasiri in the final in Georgia.
  17. Where is the HQ of Airports Authority of India situated?
    A)New Delhi
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Kolkata
    E)Hyderabad
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    Option A

  18. IDFs are investment vehicles for channelizing investment into the infrastructure sector. F in IDF stands for?
    A) Finance
    B) Fund
    C) Function
    D) Forum
    E) Foundation
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Infrastructure Debt Fund (IDFs) are investment vehicles which can be sponsored by commercial banks and NBFCs in India in which domestic/offshore institutional investors, specially insurance and pension funds can invest through units and bonds issued by the IDFs.
  19. The Haryana government is setting up a production unit of the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) at Faridabad district to help the differently-abled persons. The headquarter of ALIMCO is located in which city?
    A) Ahmedabad
    B) Pune
    C) Kolkata
    D) Kanpur
    E) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    To cater to the needs of the differently-abled persons, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar laid the foundation stone of a production unit of the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) at Nawada village of Faridabad district. The decision to set up the Auxiliary Production Unit and State-of-the-Art Artificial Limbs Fitting Centre of ALIMCO was taken following demands from the differently-abled persons, who faced difficulties in visiting ALIMCO headquarters at Kanpur to avail the facilities of evaluation, measurements and fitment of assistive devices.
  20. Which among the given countries is set to host the maiden World Tolerance Summit in November 2018 to instill tolerance, peace and cultural understanding among mankind?
    A) United States
    B) India
    C) United Arab of Emirates (UAE)
    D) France
    E) United Kingdom
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The United Arab of Emirates (UAE) has announced to host a two-day “World Tolerance Summit” in November 2018 that will coincide with the International Day of Tolerance (Nov 16). The Summit to take place on November 15-16 will be based on the theme “Prospering From Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration”. World Tolerance Summit is the world’s first-of-its-kind event that tackles tolerance, peace and cultural understanding among mankind.

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