GA Revision for Canara Bank Exam — Set 121

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. The BCCC is an independent self-regulatory body set up by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation in 2011. What is the full form of BCCC?
    A) Broadcasting Companies Committee
    B) Broadcasting Central Committee
    C) Broadcasting Content Complaint Committee
    D) Broadcasting Content Complaint Council
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC)
  2. Australian Open 2018 women’s single title has been won by___________
    A) Caroline Wozniacki
    B) Flavia Pennetta
    C) Jana Novotna
    D) Simona Halep
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Caroline Wozniacki lifted her first Grand Slam title as she beat Simona Halep 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 to win the Australian Open Tennis women’s singles title.
  3. Pulitzer Prizes are given for the outstanding achievements in the fields of _________
    A) Science
    B) Literature
    C) Sports
    D) Arts
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States
  4. What is the rank of India in the 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI)?
    A) 175
    B) 172
    C) 177
    D) 179
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      Option C
    Explanation:
     India ranks 177 among 180 countries in the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2018, according to a biennial report by Yale and Columbia Universities along with the World Economic Forum. The report was released on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Switzerland leads the list, followed by France, Denmark and Malta.
  5. Which among the given statements about Aadhaar is not true?
    I. Aadhaar is a 13-digit unique identity number issued to all Indian residents based on their biometric and demographic data.
    II. The data is collected by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
    III. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is a statutory authority established on 12 July 2016
    A) Only I
    B) Only II
    C) Only III
    D) All Are True
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identity number issued to all Indian residents based on their biometric and demographic data. 
  6. Recently, the government of India has offered to enhance rural connectivity by creating digital villages for which among the given group of nations?
    A) SAARC
    B) ASEAN
    C) BRICS
    D) BIMSTEC
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    India has offered to enhance rural connectivity in fellow Association of Southeast Asian Nations during the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit. Addressing the Plenary Session of the summit, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi said, “India offers to undertake a pilot project on rural connectivity, which would create digital villages in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam. Success of this project could be replicated in other ASEAN countries.”
  7. The Kandla Port Trust is situated in which state?
    A) Odisha
    B) Assam
    C) Gujarat
    D) Maharashtra
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Kandla, also known as the Kandla Port Trust or Deendayal Port is a seaport in Kutch District of Gujarat state in western India, near the city of Gandhidham
  8. In an effort to safeguard the world from hackers and secure global cyberspace, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced the launch of a new Global Centre for Cybersecurity. The headquarter of the centre will be located in which city?
    A) New York
    B) Paris
    C) London
    D) Geneva
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    In a bid to safeguard the world from hackers and growing data breaches — especially from nation-states — the World Economic Forum (WEF) announced a new Global Centre for Cybersecurity. Headquartered in Geneva, the centre will become operational from March.
  9. SWIFT is a commonly used acronym in the banking industry. The ‘I’ IN SWIFT stands for _______
    A) International
    B) Interbank
    C) Interpol
    D) Internet
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication provides a network that enables financial institutions worldwide to send and receive information about financial transactions in a secure, standardized and reliable environment
  10. Name the India’s first indigenously developed vaccine which has received the “pre-qualified” tag by the World Health Organisation
    A) Rubevac Vaccine
    B) Norovac Vaccine
    C) Pneumovac Vaccine
    D) Rotavac Vaccine
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    For the first time, a vaccine conceived and developed from scratch in India has been “pre-qualified” by the World Health Organisation. The Rotavac vaccine, developed by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech Limited last year, was included in India’s national immunisation programme. 
  11. The Ram Lala National Airport is located in which state?
    A) Bihar
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Tamil Nadu
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Ram lala Faizabad Airport is a flying school and National airport in Faizabad city between the NH 27 and NH 330 at Sultanpur Naaka in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. 
  12. Name the insurance firm which has launched the health insurance app named IL TakeCare in partnership with healthtech startup Practo to meet the primary healthcare needs of the customers
    A) ICICI Lombard General Insurance
    B) Bharti AXA General Insurance
    C) Apollo Munich Health Insurance
    D) HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    ICICI Lombard General Insurance has launched a health insurance app – ‘IL TakeCare’ in collaboration with Practo, the leading healthcare platform. This one-of-its-kind solutions covers Outpatient expenses of all its customers.
  13. Which among the given is not a method of measurement of National Incomes?
    A) Income Method
    B) Expenditure Method
    C) Value Added Method
    D) Investment Method
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The three alternative methods used for measuring national income are as follows: 1. Value Added Method 2. Income Method 3. Expenditure Method.
  14. Which city will host an informal WTO Ministerial Meet in March 2018?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Mumbai
    D) Gurgaon
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Trade ministers from various countries including Australia, Japan and Switzerland met for an informal WTO ministerial gathering in Davos to discuss the way forward for the global trade organisation.In this context, India announced that it will host an informal WTO Ministerial gathering in March. The meeting would be held in New Delhi on March 19-20.
  15. The largest canal of India, Indira Gandhi Canal, is situated in which state?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Punjab
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Rajasthan
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indira Gandhi Canal is one of the largest canal projects in India. It starts from the Harike Barrage at Harike, a few kilometers below the confluence of the Satluj and Beas rivers in the Indian state of Punjab and terminates in irrigation facilities in the Thar Desert in the north west of Rajasthan state.
  16. Eminent agricultural scientist Gurcharan Singh Kalkat who passed away recently was a recipient of which award?
    A) Padma Vibhusan
    B) Padma Bhushan
    C) Padma Shri
    D) Bharat Ratna
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Eminent agricultural scientist and Padma Bhushan awardee Gurcharan Singh Kalkat has passed away. Kalkat was actively involved as an agricultural scientist during the Green Revolution in Punjab in the 1950s and 1960s to make the country self-reliant in foodgrain.
  17. The State Bank of Bikaner was merged with the State Bank of Jaipur in which year?
    A) 1997
    B) 1988
    C) 1963
    D) 1979
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
     On January 1, 1963, both banks were merged into one entity viz. State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur.
  18. Based on recent government notification, how much percent of seats will be reserved in all central government departments for employment of people with benchmark disabilities including the acid attack victims?
    A) 2 Percent
    B) 1 Percent
    C) 3 Percent
    D) 4 Percent
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    People with autism, mental illnesses, intellectual disability and victims of acid attacks will now get one percent quota in central government jobs. 
  19. The Bhitarkanika National Park is located in which state?
    A) Odisha
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Meghalaya
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Bhitarkanika National Park is a national park located in Kendrapara district of Odisha in eastern India.
  20. Which among the following ministries has planned to set up a ‘Social Media Communication Hub’ in different districts to get real-time updates of the trending news of the districts?
    A) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
    B) Ministry of Home Affairs
    C) Ministry of Communications
    D) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has planned to set up a ‘Social Media Communication Hub’ that would help it keep a tab on trending news in districts and gather feedback on the Centre’s flagship schemes.

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