GA Revision for SBI PO/Clerk, RBI Grade B — Set 152

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. Who has been appointed as the new President of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC)?
    A) Justice D. K. Jain
    B) Justice R K Agrawal
    C) Justice V. Balakrishna Eradi
    D) Justice Manu Needhi
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Former Supreme Court judge Justice R K Agrawal has been appointed the President of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC). Justice Agrawal, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, will take over from Justice D K Jain, who will complete his term on May 31.
  2. Alicia Pucheta has been sworn in as the new President of which country?
    A) Paraguay
    B) Turkey
    C) Colombia
    D) Peru
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Paraguay will have a woman president for the first time in its history, at least temporarily, after outgoing leader Horacio Cartes stepped down ahead of schedule. Vice President Alicia Pucheta, 68, will complete Cartes’s mandate after he resigned on May 28 to become a senator.
  3. Which country will host the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) military exercise?
    A) China
    B) India
    C) United States
    D) United Kingdom
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) military exercise is scheduled to be held from June 27 to August 2, 2018 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The theme this year is “Capable, Adaptive, Partners.”
  4. Name the winner of 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music.
    A) Kendrick Lamar
    B) Bob Dylan
    C) Duke Ellington
    D) Hank Williams
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Kendrick Lamar recently made history by becoming the first hip-hop artist to win a Pulitzer Prize for Music for his acclaimed 2017 album DAMN during a ceremony at Columbia University in New York City.
  5. The WHO has in collaboration with the World Bank Group launched the “Global Preparedness Monitoring Board”, a mechanism to regularly monitor and report preparedness level to tackle all health emergencies globally. The board will have its headquarter in__________
    A) Zurich
    B) New York
    C) Geneva
    D) Washington D.C.
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank Group has launched a new mechanism that intends to strengthen global health security through monitoring and regular reporting of preparedness to tackle outbreaks, pandemics, and other emergencies with health consequences. Under the programme, a new monitoring board, “Global Preparedness Monitoring Board” has been set up with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
  6. Which state has recently launched the Prakritik Kheti Khushhaal Kisaan Yojana’ to promote organic farming in the state?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Haryana
    D) Madhya Pradesh
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The state government of Himachal Pradesh has introduced ‘Prakritik Kheti Khushhaal Kisaan Yojana’ to promote organic farming ensuring production of healthy food grains, free from harmful chemical ingredients.
  7. Central government has recently approved to set up a Brahmaputra Study Centre at which of the given Universities?
    A) Assam University
    B) Gauhati University
    C) Tezpur University
    D) IIT Guwahati
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Central Government has approved setting up of an exclusive “Brahmaputra Study Centre” at Gauhati University, Guwahati with a fund allocation of about Rs 28 crore to offer an opportunity for research in different aspects of river Brahmaputra.
  8. The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) of India has collaborated with which country to launch joint exploration of the Bay of Bengal?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Myanmar
    D) All the Above
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa will train oceanographers from Bangladesh for joint exploration of the Bay of Bengal by marine scientists from both countries.
  9. Name the leading NRI industrialist who has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at UK & Asia Business Awards ceremony for promoting brand India in the United Kingdom.
    A) Mohan Kaul
    B) Vijay Goel
    C) Vasant Narasimhan
    D) Swraj Paul
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has received a lifetime achievement award for his contributions towards promoting brand India in the United Kingdom. The founder of Caparo Group of industries was recognised at a UK & Asia Business Awards ceremony in London organised by World Consulting and Research Corporation (WCRC) – the research and consultancy firm behind collating the world’s “iconic” brands.
  10. Which among the following stock exchanges has become the first Indian exchange to be recognised as a Designated Offshore Securities Market (DOSM) by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)?
    A) India INX
    B) NSE
    C) BSE Ltd.
    D) OTC Exchange Of India (OTCEI)
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange), Asia’s oldest stock exchange, has become the first Indian exchange to be recognised as a Designated Offshore Securities Market (DOSM) by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The DOSM status allows sale of securities to U.S. investors through the trading venue of BSE without registration of such securities with the U.S. SEC and thus eases the trades by U.S. investors in India.
  11. Who among the following has won the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix?
    A) Valtteri Bottas
    B) Lewis Hamilton
    C) Max Verstappen
    D) Sebastian Vettel
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    British driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix, his second victory in a row after winning the Azerbaijan GP. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen came third, followed by Ferrari’s  of Germany in fourth.
  12. Which among the following sports federation has recently introduced No-Needle Policy at all national camps and training centres of the country?
    A) Athletics Federation of India
    B) All India Football Federation
    C) Badminton Association of India
    D) Hockey Federation of India
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has decided to implement a strict ‘No-Needle’ policy at all the national camps and training centres in the country. The Athletics Federation’s action comes a month after 20- kilometre race walker KT Irfan and triple jumper Rakesh Babu were sent back home from the recent Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast on charges of possession of needles, in violation of the organisers’ strict ‘No-Needle’ policy.In order to the implement this policy, the AFI has formed a three-member committee of coaches, which has been empowered to search the rooms of the athletes.Chief coach Bahadur Singh will head the committee while the other two members will be deputy chief coach Radhakrishnan Nair and chief coach (juniors) Sanjay Garnaik.
  13. Name the technology giant which has launched ‘AI for Accessibility’ initiative for person with disabilities?
    A) Google
    B) Microsoft
    C) IBM
    D) Oracle
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help people with disabilities, Microsoft has announced “AI for Accessibility” — a new $25 million, five-year programme for developers globally including in India. The programme will put AI tools in the hands of developers to accelerate the development of accessible and intelligent AI solutions for people with disabilities.
  14. Who among the given Indian has been awarded the Annual WEF 2018 Awards in ‘Excellent Woman of Excellence’ category?
    A) Prakriti Poddar
    B) Nisha Bhalla
    C) Reshmma Gulati
    D) Anuradha Shukla
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Women Economic Forum (WEF) is the largest global gathering of women entrepreneurs and leaders worldwide. Nisha Bhalla, a 46-year-old holistic coach and consultant from Mumbai was felicitated at the recently concluded Annual WEF 2018 Awards.
  15. Which among the given best represents one basis point?
    A) One Percent
    B) One tenth of one percent
    C) One hundredth of one percent
    D) One thousandth of one percent
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    1 basis point = 0.01% 
  16. Which international body has tied up with NITI Aayog to help prevent any fraud or corruption in Centre’s ambitious Ayushman Bharat Scheme?
    A) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
    B) World Bank
    C) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    D) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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      Option B
    Explanation:
     NITI Aayog seeks World Bank’s help to prevent fraud in healthcare insurance programme. The NITI Aayog has sought the World Bank’s assistance to provide it information and expertise on fraud detection and prevention to ensure no embezzlement of funds takes place in the Centre’s ambitious Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). 
  17. What is the currency of Guatemala?
    A) Koruna
    B) Sol
    C) Quetzal
    D) Balboa
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Capital : Guatemala City
    Currency : Guatemalan quetzal
  18. The new National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2018 of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) aims to attract ________ billion investment in the sector by 2022.
    A) $ 250 billion
    B) $ 150 billion
    C) $ 100 billion
    D) $ 200 billion
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has released for public consultations the draft of the National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2018, named the National Digital Communications Policy, 2018. The main aim of the new policy is to: Create 40 lakh new jobs by 2022; attract $100 billion in investments into the sector in the next four years; ensure broadband speeds of 50 mbps for every citizen by 2022 and enhance the contribution of the digital communications space to India’s GDP to 8 per cent from about 6 per cent in 2017.
  19. Which among the following options is not true regarding the money market?
    A) Money Market is a market for short term debt securities.
    B) Maturity period ranges from one year or less
    C) They are regulated by SEBI
    D) Commercial Papers, Certificate of Deposit and Treasury Bills are money market instruments
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Money Market is regulated by RBI. 
  20. The Reserve Bank of India has done away with the restriction on foreign investors to invest in bond market. Earlier the foreign investors could only invest in government and corporate bonds with tenures of ________ years or more.
    A) 3
    B) 5
    C) 4
    D) 2
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Reserve Bank of India said it is withdrawing a restriction that limited foreign investors to only investing in government and corporate bonds with tenures of three years or more, a move that could bolster the domestic bond market.

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