GA Revision for NABARD, RBI Grade B, SBI Clerk — Set 123

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. Who among the following has recently been appointed as the Director-General of Sports Authority of India (SAI)?
    A) Pradeep Kumar Sinha
    B) N K Sinha
    C) Neelam Kapur
    D) Siddhanth Das
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Senior-most Indian Information Service (IIS) officer Neelam Kapur was appointed Director-General of Sports Authority of India (SAI). She is at present the Principal Director General of the Directorate of Field Publicity (DFP). It is for the first time that an IIS officer has been appointed as SAI chief.
  2. Mogadishu is the capital of which country?
    A) Somalia
    B) Romania
    C) Vanuatu
    D) Malta
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Currency -Somali shilling
  3. What is the theme of the World Sleep Day 2018?
    A) When sleep is sound, health and happiness abound
    B) Join the Sleep World, Preserve Your Rhythms to Enjoy Life
    C) Restful Sleep, Easy Breathing, Healthy Body
    D) Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. World Sleep Day is held the Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox of each year. The theme of World Sleep Day 2018 is ‘Join the Sleep World, Preserve Your Rhythms to Enjoy Life’.
  4. Who is the Chairperson of the Monetary Policy Committee?
    A) Finance Minister
    B) Chief Economic Adviser to the Central Government
    C) Governor of the Reserve Bank of India
    D) None of These
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The composition of the current and first monetary policy committee is as follows
    Governor of the Reserve Bank of India – Chairperson, ex officio Urjit Patel
    Deputy Governor of the Bank, in charge of Monetary Policy—Member, ex officio – Viral A Acharya
    One officer of the Reserve Bank of India to be nominated by the Central Board – Member, ex officio; – Michael Patra
    Shri Chetan Ghate, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) – Member;
    Professor Pami Dua, Director, Delhi School of Economics – Member;
    Dr. Ravindra H. Dholakia, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad – Member
  5. Carlos Alvarado has recently been elected as the new President of which country?
    A) Haiti
    B) Burkina Faso
    C) Costa Rica
    D) Papua New Guinea
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Carlos Alvarado, Costa Rica’s centre-left presidential candidate, is set to be the country’s next leader after elections on 1st April.
  6. Ranjan Roy passed away recently. He was related to which profession?
    A) Director
    B) Author
    C) Journalist
    D) Actor
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Senior journalist Ranjan Roy has passed away after battling cancer for several years. Roy, chief of the Times News Network (TNN) and a member of the paper’s national editorial board, was 57.
  7. Varuna is a joint naval exercise between India and which country?
    A) France
    B) Indonesia
    C) Mauritius
    D) Singapore
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The first phase of Indo-French joint naval exercise Varuna 2018 kickstarted at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) in Vasco, Goa. The exercise is being held in the Arabian Sea off the Goa coast. The second and third phases of the exercise will be held at the Chennai coast in April 2018 and in La Reunion Island in May 2018, respectively
  8. The National Agricultural Insurance Scheme was introduced by the government in which financial year?
    A) 2005-2006
    B) 1998-1999
    C) 2000-2001
    D) 1999-2000
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Government introduced in 1999-2000, a new scheme titled “National Agricultural Insurance Scheme” (NAIS) or “Rashtriya Krishi Bima Yojana” (RKBY). NAIS envisages coverage of all food crops (cereals and pulses), oilseeds, horticultural and commercial crops. It covers all farmers, both loanees and non-loanees, under the scheme.
  9.  In a first of its kind initiative, India’s first Insect Museum has been launched in which state?
    A) Goa
    B) Karnataka
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    A Rs 5 crore insect museum with the state-of-the-art amenities was unveiled by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswamy at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. The museum, established at a 6,691 sqft area, is fully dedicated to insects and is first of its kind in the country.
  10. IndusInd Bank Limited is headquartered at ________
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Chennai
    D) Kolkata
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The bank began its operations on 17th April 1994 under the chairmanship of S.P. Hinduja. Mr. Ramesh Sobti has joined the bank as Managing Director and CEO.
  11. Which among the following Acts was framed specially to deal more effectively with the problem of Non-Performing Assets in Banking System?
    A) Industrial Disputes Act
    B) SARFAESI Act
    C) Foreign Exchange Management Act
    D) All of These
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      Option B
  12. Technology giant Google has collaborated with which bank to integrate its UPI based mobile app ‘Tez’ to provide smoother access to bank’s customers?
    A) Federal Bank
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Union Bank of India
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Google announced a deeper integration with the State Bank of India (SBI) for its digital payment app “Tez” that will allow users to now create a SBI UPI Id — @oksbi and get access to exclusive offers for the SBI customers. “Tez” is built on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), allowing users make payments from their bank accounts to other accounts from over 70 UPI-enabled banks.
  13. Who among the following has been appointed as the new President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)?
    A) Rakesh Bharti Mittal
    B) Shobana Kamineni
    C) Gopal Vittal
    D) Uday Kotak
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has appointed Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises as its new President.
  14. The Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) is managed and operated by ________
    A) RBI
    B) SEBI
    C) NABARD
    D) SIDBI
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Government of India created the RIDF in NABARD in 1995-96, with an initial corpus of Rs.2,000 crore. With the allocation of Rs.25,000 crore for 2017-18 under RIDF XXIII, the cumulative allocation has reached Rs.2,92,500 crore, including Rs. 18,500 crore under Bharat Nirman.
  15. What is the rank of India in the Hurun Global Rich List 2018?
    A) Seventh
    B) Second
    C) Sixth
    D) Third
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    With 31 new Indians on the list, India comes third after China and USA on Hurun’s Global Rich List 2018. The Hurun Rich List 2018 ranked 2,694 billionaires from 68 countries and 2,157 companies. The report mentioned that the most number of billionaires – 19 – in India were produced by the pharmaceuticals sector, followed by automobiles with 14 and consumer products with 11.
  16. The government of which state has launched a project named ‘Pocket Cop’ which provides the cop of the state with smartphones to make crime detection easier?
    A) Haryana
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Kerala
    D) Gujarat
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      Option D
    Explanation:  
    In a bid to improve crime detection rate, the Gujarat government has come up with a project under which smartphones containing database of people with a criminal background would be distributed to 4900 police personnel in the state. The project ‘Pocket Cop’ was launched by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in Gandhinagar.
  17. Who is the head of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)?
    A) Naveen N.D Gupta
    B) Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey
    C) Ram Sevak Sharma
    D) Karnal Singh
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      Option A
  18. What is the limitation of the number of persons in a joint savings bank account?
    A) 2
    B) 3
    C) 4
    D) No limitation
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      Option D
  19. Name the player to lift the Men’s Singles trophy of the 2018 Miami Open?
    A) Kei Nishikori
    B) Rafael Nadal
    C) German Alexander Zverev
    D) John Isner
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    In Tennis, American John Isner has lifted the Men’s Singles trophy of the Miami Open. In the title clash last night, the 14th seeded American defeated fourth-placed German Alexander Zverev, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 to win his first ever Masters 1,000 title.
  20. Indian Railways first all-electric high speed train of 12,000 horsepower (HP) has been flagged off in which of the following state by PM Modi?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Bihar
    C) Gujarat
    D) Karnataka
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India’s first all-electric high-speed locomotive in Bihar. The addition of all-electric high-speed locomotive in Bihar will be a giant leap in PM Modi’s govt initiative ‘Make in India’. The electric locomotive, with a 12,000 horsepower (HP) was will be flagged off from Bihar’s Madhepura loco factory. Before the launch of high speed locomotive train, the most powerful electric engine in India was of 6,000 HP.

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