GA Revision for IBPS 2017 and other Exams — Set 17

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 has been appointed as the Chairperson of the World Hindu Congress to be held in 2018?
    A) Ami Bera
    B) Mallikarjun Kharge
    C) Abhaya Asthana
    D) Tulsi Gabbard
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, has been named as the chairperson of the World Hindu Congress to be held in Chicago next year. 
  2. When is the International Literacy Day celebrated?
    A) 14 September
    B) 17 September
    C) 8 September
    D) 6 September
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      Option C
  3. Exercise Sampriti is a joint military exercise of India with which nation?
    A) Nepal
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Malaysia
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Indian and the Bangladeshi army successfully conducted their intensive combat exercise “Exercise Sampriti” from November 6 to 18 at India’s Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School at Vairengte in Mizoram .
  4. Which state government has introduced Yatrik mobile application to help in easy booking of meter taxis in the state?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) West Bengal
    C) Bihar
    D) Odisha
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The West Bengal Transport department has introduced ‘Yatrik’ mobile phone app to help in the easy booking of traditional meter taxis in Kolkata.
  5. The world’s largest and most powerful Ice-breaker has been launched by which country?
    A) China
    B) USA
    C) Russia
    D) Japan
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Russia has launched the world’s largest and most powerful icebreaker ship, designed to transport cargo via the Northern Sea Route in the Arctic Ocean. The nuclear-powered vessel, capable of breaking ice fields up to three metres thick, will also carry out rescue work in ice conditions and ice-free waters.
  6. What is the maximum amount for which T-bills are issued in India?
    A) Rs 1,00,000
    B) Rs 5,00,000
    C) Rs 10,00,000
    D) No Such Limit
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    There is no ceiling limit on T-Bills.
  7. Project Nishchay has been launched by which bank to improve its financial performance?
    A) SIDBI
    B) IDBI
    C) ICICI
    D) AXIS
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Public sector lender IDBI Bank has initiated a turnaround plan – ‘Project Nishchay’ in consultation with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to accelerate the struggling lender’s turnaround programme and improve financial performance. The project will be led by senior management at IDBI Bank along with BCG.
  8. Who among the following has been enlisted in the World’s Most Powerful Women by the Fortune magazine?
    A) Chanda Kochhar
    B) Shikha Sharma
    C) Indra Nooyi
    D) All of these
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Two Indians — Chanda Kochhar and Shikha Sharma —  most powerful women in business outside the United States while Indra Nooyi featured in the top three on the US edition list.
  9. Brihadeeswarar Temple is situated at in which state?
    A) Odisha
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Karnataka
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      Option C
  10. Joao Lourenco has been appointed as the new President of which country?
    A) Mauritania
    B) Liberia
    C) Kenya
    D) Angola
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Joao Lourenco has been sworn in as president of Angola, becoming the first new leader in the oil-rich southern African nation in almost four decades.
  11. A Payments Bank is licensed under which of these Acts?
    A) Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
    B) Banking Regulation Act, 1949
    C) Companies Act, 1956
    D) Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    It will be registered as a public limited company under the Companies Act, 2013, and licensed under the Banking Regulation Act, 1949
  12. The world’s largest combustion research centre has been inaugurated at which of the given Indian Institute of Technology?
    A) IIT, Roorkee
    B) IIT, Delhi
    C) IIT, Madras
    D) IIT, Bombay
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The world’s largest combustion research centre which will impart a major boost to the Indian scientific community has been inaugurated at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. 
  13. In which state is the Ranthambore National Park situated?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Jharkand
    D) Sikkim
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      Option B
  14. Which of the following Bollywood singers have been selected for the prestigious National Lata Mangeshkar Award 2017 by Madhya Pradesh government?
    A) A. R. Rahman and Udit Narayan
    B) Kumar Sanu and Sunidhi Chauhan
    C) Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan
    D) Mohit Chauhan and Anuradha Paudwal
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Noted music composers Usha Khanna, Bappi Lahiri, Anu Malik and playback singers Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan have been selected for the Madhya Pradesh government’s prestigious National Lata Mangeshkar Award. 
  15. Who has been appointed as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)?
    A) Suresh Sethi
    B) Pawan Munjal
    C) Anant Gupta
    D) Sanjiv Mehta
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has appointed Suresh Sethi as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. He was the former MD of Vodafone M-Pesa Ltd.
  16. What is the capital of Namibia?
    A) Majuro
    B) Windhoek
    C) Riga
    D) Nairobi
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      Option B
  17. Which bank launched mobile app “Eazypay” that enables retailers, merchants and professionals to accept direct cashless payments on mobile phones from their customers?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Nainital Bank
    D) Yes Bank
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      Option B
  18. Name the winner of the 2017 US Grand Prix.
    A) Max Verstappen
    B) Sebastian Vettel
    C) Lewis Hamilton
    D) Valtteri Bottas
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton won the US Grand Prix, leaving him 66 points ahead in the drivers’ championship table. Hamilton needs to finish inside the top-five in Mexico to seal his fourth title.
  19. Receivables Exchange of India Ltd (RXIL) is a joint venture between which of the given organizations?
    A) NABARD and BSE
    B) IDFC and BSE
    C) SIDBI and NSE
    D) RBI and NSE
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Receivables Exchange of India Ltd (RXIL) is a joint venture promoted by Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE).  RXIL has been incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013 on February 25, 2016.
  20. Which among the given movies has won the Best Short Film Award at the 2017 South Asian Film Festival of Montreal (SAFFM)?
    A) Aaba
    B) The School Bag
    C) Kriti
    D) Taandav
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian short film “The School Bag”, which tells a story based in Pakistan, has won the Best Short Film Award at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal (SAFFM). The film is directed by Dheeraj Jindal.

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