GA Revision for IBPS Clerk and Syndicate Bank Exams — Set 82

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. Which country hosted the International Conference on Climate Change in December 2017?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) Nepal
    C) Bhutan
    D) India
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    An international conference to draw attention on climate change and its adverse effects on people in the Hindu Kush mountain range was held in Kathmandu, Nepal. Theme of the conference was Understanding Climate Change and Enabling Climate Action in the Hindu Kush Himalaya
  2. What is the minimum balance required to be maintained in the Savings Account in Post Office for cheque facility?
    A) Rs 500
    B) Rs 100
    C) Rs 1000
    D) Rs 200
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Rs 500 should be maintained in account so as to continue getting benefits of cheque facility.
  3. How much amount of financial assistance has been extended by the Government of India for the upgradation of Kankesanthurai (KKS) Harbour in Sri Lanka?
    A) USD 45.27 million
    B) USD 46.38 million
    C) USD 47.49 million
    D) USD 48.50 million
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    India has extended a fresh financial assistance of USD 45.27 million for upgrading Kankesanthurai (KKS) Harbour in northern Sri Lanka into a commercial port and strengthening the country’s efforts to become a regional maritime hub. 
  4. The LSE India Observatory is situated in which country?
    A) Russia
    B) Japan
    C) USA
    D) UK
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    LSE – London School of Economics. The India Observatory, set up in 2006, is a Centre to develop and enhance research and programmes related to India’s economy, politics and society.
  5. Which country has become the first nation of the world to enforce a law legalizing equal pay?
    A) Iceland
    B) United States
    C) Peru
    D) Zimbabwe
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    A new law making it illegal to pay men more than women has taken effect in Iceland. The legislation makes Iceland the first country in the world to legalise equal pay between men and women. Under the new rules, companies and government agencies employing at least 25 people will have to obtain government certification of their equal-pay policies. Those that fail to prove pay parity will face fines.
  6. The boundary line between India and Myanmar is known as________
    A) 25th Parallel
    B) 22th Parallel
    C) 24th Parallel
    D) 26th Parallel
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      Option C
  7. The branch of economics that deals with the study of how the allocation of resources affects economic well being is called_________
    A) Supply Side Economics
    B) Market Economics
    C) Microeconomics
    D) Welfare Economy
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Welfare economics is a branch of economics that uses microeconomic techniques to evaluate well-being (welfare) at the aggregate (economy-wide) level.
  8. Who has clinched the inaugural edition of the Tata Maharashtra Open ATP World Tour Tennis trophy 2018?
    A) Roberto Bautista
    B) Gilles Simon
    C) Kevin Anderson
    D) Marin Cilic
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Gilles Simon of France has lifted the inaugural Tata Open Maharashtra Tennis trophy. The tournament is India’s only ATP event.
  9. The Bowelay Award is given in which of the following fields?
    A) Science
    B) Literature
    C) Agriculture
    D) Peace
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      Option C
  10. The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) is established and incorporated under which section of the Small Industries Development Bank of India Act 1989?
    A) Section 3
    B) Section 2
    C) Section 4
    D) Section 6
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      Option A
  11. According to the recent government notification, the interest rate on Public Provident Fund (PPF) 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 %
  12. Which of the following is the constituency of the Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi?
    A) Haryana, Rajya Sabha
    B) Madhya Pradesh, Rajya Sabha
    C) Jharkhand, Rajya Sabha
    D) Bihar, Rajya Sabha
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      Option C
  13. What does R stands for in RDA with respect to cross border remittances?
    A) Regulation
    B) Rupee
    C) Revenue
    D) Response
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    RDA-Rupee Drawing Arrangements
  14. Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Zimbabwe
    B) Liberia
    C) Chile
    D) Mali
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita appointed Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga – a former defence and foreign minister and intelligence chief – as the new prime minister.
  15. The Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat is situated over which of the following rivers?
    A) Sutlej
    B) Sabarmati
    C) Narmada
    D) Tapti
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      Option C
  16. Name the India’s first indigenous Scorpene-class submarine dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December 2017
    A) Kalvari
    B) Arihant
    C) Chakra
    D) Vikrant
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned India’s first indigenous Scorpene-class submarine Kalvari into the Navy at Mumbai’s Naval Dockyard.
  17. The West African CFA Franc is the currency of which of the following countries?
    A) Ecuador
    B) Mexico
    C) Gabon
    D) Mali
    View Answer
      Option D
  18. Anindya Sengupta passed away recently. He was a renowned __________
    A) Author
    B) Journalist
    C) Politician
    D) Businessman
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Senior journalist and Indian Journalists Association Secretary Anindya Sengupta, noted for sharp political and economic reporting has passed away. 
  19. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is located in which country?
    A) New York, United States
    B) United Kingdom
    C) Vienna, Austria
    D) Geneva, Switzerland
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      Option C
  20. The joint naval exercise Sea Breeze is held between Indian Navy with the naval force of which country?
    A) Saudi Arabia
    B) Turkey
    C)  Iraq
    D) Oman
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian Navy conducted the joint naval exercise Naseem-Al-Bahr with the Oman Navy. The exercise is also known as Sea Breeze.

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