GA Revision for Syndicate and Canara Bank Exams — Set 109

GA Revision Questions for upcoming IBPS RRB PO/Clerk Main 2017, IBPS PO Main 2017, OICL AO Main 2017, RBI Assistant Main 2017 and other upcoming exams.

  1. What is the rank of India in the recently released ‘DHL Global Connectedness Index 2016’?
    A) 78
    B) 62
    C) 55
    D) 81
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    India has dropped 16 spots to 78 from 62 among 140 countries in 11 years to 2015 on a globalisation index brought out by international logistics company DHL.
  2. The ace tennis star Gilles Simon hails from which country?
    A) Germany
    B) Spain
    C) South Africa
    D) France
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      Option D
  3. The 7th Asia Steel International Conference was held in which Indian city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Bhubaneswar
    D) New Delhi
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Tata Steel, in association with the Indian Institute of Metals, announced that the 7th Asia Steel International Conference will be held at Bhubaneswar from February 6 to 9. The last Asia Steel conference was held in 2015 at Yokohama, Japan.
  4. The Life Insurance Corporation of India was founded in which year?
    A) 1956
    B) 1958
    C) 1960
    D) 1962
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Life Insurance Corporation of India was founded in 1956 when the Parliament of India passed the Life Insurance of India Act that nationalised the private insurance industry in India. 
  5. The state government of Telangana has announced to make the broadband internet connection available to all the household of the state by ________
    A) January 2020
    B) December 2020
    C) January 2018
    D) December 2018
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Telangana state government has announced that all households in the state will have broadband internet connection by December next year after which revolutionary changes are expected in the education and health sector.
  6. Mayur Nritya is the popular folk dance of which state?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Gujarat
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Uttar Pradesh
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    This is a folk dance from Brij region of Uttar Pradesh
  7. Which among the given countries has agreed to help India in setting up National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) to deal with emergency situation?
    A) Britain
    B) Russia
    C) South Africa
    D) Japan
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    In a meeting, it was agreed that Russia will assist India to set up a national crisis management centre in the country to handle disaster and other emergency situations. Both sides agreed that EMERCOM of Russia would cooperate with India in the establishment of the National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) in India.
  8. Identify the false statement regarding the Payments Bank
    A) Payments banks cannot issue loans
    B) Minimum paid-up equity capital for payments banks is Rs. 100 crore.
    C) Payments banks can issue services like ATM cards, debit cards, credit cards
    D) India’s first live payments bank has been set up by Bharti Airtel
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Payments banks cannot issue credit cards
  9. Who has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) of Doordarshan News?
    A) Deepa Chandra
    B) Ajaya Gupta
    C) Supriya Sahu
    D) Ira Joshi
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry appointed Ira Joshi as the director general (DG) of Doordarshan News, a post which has been vacant ever since former DG Veena Jain retired earlier in August.
  10. The Ntangki National Park is situated in which state?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Assam
    C) Meghalaya
    D) Manipur
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Ntangki National Park is a wildlife park located in Peren district of Nagaland.
  11. The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is set to establish a Centre of Excellence in which of the given cities?
    A) Coimbatore
    B) Kochi
    C) Vijayawada
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), common platform of 21 countries including India and geographically bordering Indian Ocean, is to set up a Centre of Excellence in Kochi. The opening of the IORA Centre of Excellence in Kochi is aimed at facilitating the exchange of research findings and studies, in the field of fisheries and ocean studies, among its member nations.
  12. Which of the following is not a financial inclusion initiative?
    A) PMJDY
    B) BSBDA
    C) No Frills Account
    D) FCNR Account
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    An FCNR account is a term deposit account that can be maintained by NRIs and PIOs in foreign currency
  13. What was the theme of the 2017 International Migrants Day?
    A) A Call to Affirm the Human Rights of All Migrants
    B) Migration and Youth: Challenges and Opportunities
    C) Safe Migration in a World on the Move
    D) Listen to the Voices of Migrants
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    International Migrants Day is an international day observed on 18 December as International Migrants Day appointed by the General Assembly of United Nations on 4 December 2000 taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world.. Theme of International Migrants Day 2017 is “Safe Migration in a World on the Move”.
  14. Havana is the capital of which country?
    A) Ethiopia
    B) Costa Rica
    C) Cuba
    D) Iceland
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      Option C
  15. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of an oil refinery in Rajasthan’s _______district in January 2018
    A) Bharatpur
    B) Nagaur
    C) Jaisalmer
    D) Barmer
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Rs 43,129 crore big-ticket refinery project in Barmer and said it will change the economic landscape of Rajasthan. Due to be completed by 2022, the project is expected to bring Rs 34,000 crore to the state government coffers annually. 
  16. Which of the following is not a part of the credit hierarchy in India?
    A) Scheduled commercial banks
    B) Cooperative banks
    C) Money lenders
    D) All of these
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Banks and Financial Institutions which are permitted by RBI ti give loans com under credit hierarchy
  17. According to the recent government notification, the interest rate on National Savings Certificates (NSCs) for fourth quarter of financial year 2017-18 has been pegged at _____ percent
    A) 7.5%
    B) 7.2%
    C) 7.3%
    D) 7.6%
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    New interest rates for small saving schemes (for January-March) are:
    Public Provident Fund (PPF) – 7.6%
    National Savings Certificates (NSCs) – 7.6%
    Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) – 7.3%
    Senior Citizen’s Savings Scheme of five-year period – 8.3%
    Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana – 8.1%
  18. The Panchachuli peaks is situated in which state of India?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Uttarakhand
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      Option D
  19. Who among the following has been appointed as the head of Private Banking at HDFC Bank?
    A) Rakesh Singh
    B) Pradeep Mehta
    C) Sarvesh Sinha
    D) Manoj Singh
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Rakesh Singh has been appointed as head of private banking at HDFC Bank. He will continue to head the bank’s investment banking, capital markets and financial institutions businesses.
  20. What does A stands for in PACS?
    A) Agriculture
    B) Asset
    C) Account
    D) Aquisition
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    PACS : Primary Agriculture Credit Societies

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