GA Revision for IBPS 2017 and other Exams — Set 13

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 among the following cities is not situated along the river Ganges?
    A) Haridwar
    B) Kannauj
    C) Mathura
    D) Rishikesh
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Mathura is along the river Yamuna.
  2. What does R stands for in MDR?
    A) Rate
    B) Ratio
    C) Right
    D) Reserve
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Merchant Discount Rate – The rate charged to a merchant by a bank for providing debit and credit card services.
  3. The 2017 Best FIFA Awards in the Best FIFA Men’s Player category has been won by__________.
    A) Neymar
    B) Gonzalo Higuain
    C) Lionel Messi
    D) Cristiano Ronaldo
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Best FIFA Men’s Player’ award: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo; Best Female Player: Lieke Martens and Best Goal: Oliver Giroud.
  4. Name the scheme recently launched by the Ministries of Power in collaboration with the Textiles Ministry to provide energy efficient power loom equipment to small and medium units.
    A) RAAHI
    B) SAATHI
    C) UJALA
    D) SAFAR
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Ministries of power and textiles have jointly announced a new scheme SAATHI under which Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) will provide energy efficient power loom equipment to small and medium units at no upfront cost.
  5. A fine of Rs _____ has been imposed by the Supreme Court of India on the Environment Ministry for not fixing emission norms of gases creating pollution in Delhi and NCR.
    A) 5 lakh
    B) 7 Lakh
    C) 10 Lakh
    D) 2 Lakh
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Supreme Court has imposed a fine of Rs two lakh on the Environment Ministry for not fixing emission norms of Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide for 34 categories of industries — important to mitigate air pollution in Delhi and the NCR.
  6. Who is the author of the e-book ‘India 2017 Yearbook’?
    A) Shripad Yesso Naik
    B) Anantkumar Hegde
    C) Rajiv Mehrishi
    D) Krishna Raj
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje launched an e-book titled ‘India 2017 Yearbook‘, compiled by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) and former Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi.
  7. Haldighati Pass is located in which state?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Jammu and Kashmir
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Rajasthan
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      Option D
  8. Senior IPS officers Gurbachan Singh has been promoted as the Special Directors of _________ by the Government of India.
    A)  Intelligence Bureau (IB)
    B) Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
    C) Border Security Force (BSF)
    D) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the government promoted senior IPS officers Rakesh Asthana and Gurbachan Singh as Special Directors of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) respectively.
  9. Myanmar is set to launch its own satellite system named _______ by 2019?
    A) MyanmarSat-1
    B) MyanmarSat-3
    C) MyanmarSat-4
    D) MyanmarSat-2
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      Option D
    Explanation:
     Myanmar will be launching its own satellite system MyanmarSat-2 in 2019, which will be used on joint ownership system.  Myanmar is currently using MyanmarSat-1 on lease system.
  10. The BRICS New Development Bank sanctioned its first loan to which of the following member countries?
    A) China
    B) India
    C) South Africa
    D) Brazil
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    On 21 December 2016, the NDB signed its first loan agreement. The loan agreement approving the provision of RMB 525 mln sovereign project loan for the Bank’s first project in China (Shanghai Lingang Distributed Solar Power Project) was signed by the Chinese Vice Minister of Finance Shi Yaobin and the NDB President K.V.Kamath.
  11. Who has been appointed as the new CEO of the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI)?
    A) Y.C. Deveshwar
    B) Bhaskar Bhatt
    C) NS Venkatesh
    D) R. Sridhar
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    NS Venkatesh has been appointed as chief executive of the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI).
  12. What is the currency of Venezuela?
    A) Dollar
    B) Bolivar
    C) Peso
    D) Shilling
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Venezuelan bolívar and capital city is Caracas
  13. According to a report by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) which of the following states in India records 39% of cancer cases in India, highest in any state?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) West Bengal
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Cancer is strengthening its grip across India, and reportedly, Haryana has a major share, with over 39% of cases recorded in the state.
  14. Which country has been chosen as the partner country for 2017 Technology Summit going to be held in new Delhi in November 2017?
    A) Hungary
    B) Singapore
    C) Canada
    D) Norway
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Canada will be the partner country at the 23rd iteration of the Tech Summit, India’s largest knowledge and technology conference and exhibition to be held from November 14 to 15, 2017 in New Delhi.
  15. As per latest notification of RBI under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), banks need to provide ______ percent funds to women self help groups in 2017-18.
    A) 7%
    B) 4%
    C) 6%
    D) 9%
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The RBI said that banks will provide funds to women self help groups, SHGs, in rural areas at 7 per cent under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) in the current fiscal.
  16. Based on the United Nations report, “Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017”, India is accountable for how much percent newborn deaths overall?
    A) 24%
    B) 27%
    C) 19%
    D) 32%
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    While India was accountable for 24 per cent of these new-born deaths, Pakistan accounted for 10 per cent, Nigeria 9 per cent, the Democratic Republic of Congo 4 per cent and 3 per cent of the deaths occurred in Ethiopia.
  17. Which of the following automobile manufacturers has become the No. 1 exporter of passenger cars from India?
    A) Maruti
    B) Volkswagen
    C) General Motors
    D) Hyundai Motor
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Maruti becomes No. 1 exporter of passenger cars from India
  18. JLF is a dedicated grouping of lender banks that is formed to speed up decisions in case of Non-Performing Assets (NPAs). F in JLF stands for?
    A) Finance
    B) Fund
    C) Function
    D) Forum
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Joint Lender’s Forum is a dedicated grouping of lender banks that is formed to speed up decisions when an asset (loan) of more Rs 100 crore or more turns out to be a stressed asset.
  19. International Literacy Day is celebrated on which of the following date?
    A) 14 September
    B) 17 September
    C) 8 September
    D) 6 September
    View Answer
      Option C
  20. Which of the following is the class of derivative whose value is at least partly derived from one or more underlying stock exchange securities?
    A) Trade Derivative
    B) Equity Derivative
    C) Interest Rate Derivative
    D) Commodity Derivative
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    In finance, an equity derivative is a class of derivatives whose value is at least partly derived from one or more underlying equity securities.Equity options are the most common type of equity derivative.

 

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