GA Revision for Syndicate and Canara Bank Exams — Set 89

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. Recently, the Union Home Ministry has appointed a 12-member inter-ministerial committee under _______________to take a call on the playing of the national anthem in cinema halls and public places.
    A) Shankar Aggarwal
    B) Gitesh Sarma
    C) Rajiv Gauba
    D) B.R. Sharma
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Home Ministry has appointed a 12-member inter-ministerial committee to take a call on the playing of the national anthem in cinema halls and public places. The committee, led by Additional Secretary B.R. Sharma, will recommend changes, if needed, in the existing laws. Its first meeting will be held on January 19.
  2. Which bank has launched the Project Ananya to provide best in class services to the customers?
    A) Syndicate bank
    B) Canara Bank
    C) Union Bank of India
    D) Bank of Baroda
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Project Ananya is a two-year large-scale transformation project undertaken by the bank to provide customers with ‘best in class’ services while improving and modernising the whole bank
  3. The government of Delhi has constituted a 9 member panel under the chairmanship of whom to suggest norms for proper functioning of private hospitals?
    A) Dr. Veena Mattu
    B) Dr. Kirti Bhushan
    C) Dr. A. K. Patel
    D) Dr. Reena Kawatra
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Delhi government under Dr. Kirti Bhushan set-up a nine-member expert committee to look into the functioning of private hospitals and nursing homes and recommend norms to be followed the clinics, including capping the profit margin on medicines and consumables.
  4. What is the capital of Lebanon?
    A) Belmopan
    B) Praia
    C) Beirut
    D) Tirana
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Currency:Lebanese pound
  5. A high level ministerial committee has been formed by the government to look into issues related to stuck shipping projects which have become unviable. Who is the head of the panel?
    A) Arun Jaitley
    B) Rajnath Singh
    C) Narendra Modi
    D) Suresh Prabhu
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The government formed a ministerial committee headed by finance minister Arun Jaitley to decide what to do with old, pre-existing projects in ports, which have become unviable. Around 10 old projects, under the shipping ministry, have been stuck in non-profitability because operating under the contract conditions which existed a decade or so ago have kept them in a state of unviability for years. The government wants to address this legal tangle.
  6. What does R stands for in RLA?
    A) Repayment
    B) Recoveries
    C) Rural
    D) Revenue
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    RLA-Recoveries of Loans & Advances
  7. Who is the head of the high level committee set up by the Union Government to address the problem of NPAs in India’s power sector?
    A) Rajiv Kumar
    B) Bibek Debroy
    C) Arun Jaitley
    D) Amitabh Kant
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The government has set up a high-level committee headed by NITI Aayog chief executive Amitabh Kant to address the problem of stressed assets in India’s power sector. Non-performing assets (NPAs) in power generation accounted for around 5.9% of the banking sector’s.
  8. When is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day observed?
    A) December 21
    B) January 11
    C) January 27
    D) December 29
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Theme 2018: Holocaust Remembrance and Education: Our Shared Responsibility
  9. The Union Government has constituted a 6 member task force to redraft the 50-year old income tax law in sync with the economic needs of the country. Who will head the committee?
    A) Arbind Modi
    B) Sushil Chandra
    C) Gopal Mukherjee
    D) Rajendra Kumar
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The government today constituted a task force for redrafting the 50-year old income tax law in sync with the economic needs of the country. The six-member task force will have Arbind Modi, CBDT Member (Legislation) as the Convener.
  10. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has its headquarter in which city?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Pune
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      Option C
  11. The state government of Maharashtra has set up a 7 member panel to recommend ways to stop the custodial deaths. Who will be the head of the committee?
    A) Sanjay Kothari
    B) Nripendra Mishra
    C) Pradeep Sinha
    D) Sudhir Shrivastava
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Maharashtra government has set up a seven-member committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Sudhir Shrivastava to recommend ways to stop the custodial deaths.
  12. Madurai is located on the bank of which river?
    A) Kaveri
    B) Vaigai
    C) Thamirabarani
    D) Noyyal
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      Option B
  13. Who has been appointed as the head of the 7 member panel formed by the Union environment ministry to formulate measures to deal with air pollution problem in the Delhi-NCR region?
    A) Parvesh Verma
    B) Vijay Jolly
    C) Vinod Kumar Binny
    D) CK Mishra
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union environment ministry formed a seven-member committee headed by environment secretary, CK Mishra, to formulate short and long-term measures to solve the problem of air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region.
  14. Which section of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 mentions cheque?
    A) Section 5
    B) Section 6
    C) Section 4
    D) Section 3
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      Option B
  15. Who is the head of the Multi-Agency Group (MAG) that will monitor investigations related to the Paradise Papers on offshore financial holdings?
    A) Rajiv Jain
    B) Purushottam Das
    C) Sushil Chandra
    D) Rajnikant Mishra
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    According to government, a Multi-Agency Group (MAG) headed by CBDT Chairman Sushil Chandra, will investigate the Paradise Papers on offshore financial holdings, including a list 714 Indian individuals and entities.
  16. Pang Lhabsol is the festival of which state?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Assam
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Meghalaya
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      Option A
  17. Name the committee formed by the government of Maharashtra to study the feasibility of merging financially weak District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) with the Maharashtra State Cooperative (MSC) Bank.
    A) Dinesh Sharma
    B) Partha Mukhopadhay
    C) V Narayanasamy
    D) Yashwant Thorat
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Maharashtra government has formed a committee to study the feasibility of merging financially weak District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) with the Maharashtra State Cooperative (MSC) Bank. The panel, headed by former NABARD chairman Yashwant Thorat, is expected to submit its report in a month’s time. 
  18. The Rudrasagar Lake is situated in which state of India?
    A) Tripura
    B) Manipur
    C) Nagaland
    D) Mizoram
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Rudrasagar Lake, also known as Rudijala, is a lake located in Melaghar, Tripura, India.
  19. Who has been appointed as the head of the 14 member panel set up by the Election Commission to study how social media and other digital platforms are used ahead of polls and suggest amendments in election law?
    A) Navin Chawla
    B) T. N. Seshan
    C) Nagendra Singh
    D) Umesh Sinha
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Election Commission has set up a 14-member panel under Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha to study how social media and other digital platforms are used ahead of polls and make suggestions on how to adapt the Model Code of Conduct to these changes.
  20. Who is the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism?
    A) Pon Radhakrishnan
    B) Alphons Kannanthanam
    C) Rajen Gohain
    D) R. K. Singh
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      Option B

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