Static GK Quiz for Upcoming Exams Set 257

Static GK Questions for IBPS RRB, IBPS PO/Clerk, RBI Assistant, NIACL, OICL, NABARD, Bank of Baroda and other competitive exams.

  1. The 2023 Cricket World Cup is scheduled to be held in which country?
    A) Australia
    B) England
    C) India
    D) South Africa
    E) Pakistan
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      Option C
    Some Extra: The 2023 Cricket World Cup (officially ICC Cricket World Cup 2023) will be the 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by India, from 9 February to 26 March 2023.[1][2] This will be the first time the competition is held completely in India (three previous editions were partially hosted there – 1987, 1996, and 2011).
  2. What is the validity period of a Cheque?
    A) 2 months
    B) 3 months
    C) 4 months
    D) 6 months
    E) 5 months
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      Option B
    Some Extra: As per RBI guidelines, with effect from April 1, 2012, the validity period of Cheques, Demand Drafts, Pay Orders and Banker’s Cheques is reduced from 6 months to 3 months, from the date of issue of the instrument. 
  3. When is the National Science Day observed?
    A) November 29
    B) August 27
    C) April 26
    D) March 30
    E) February 28
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      Option E
    Some Extra: National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928. 
  4. Which among the following is the first bank in India?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Bank of Calcutta
    C) General Bank of India
    D) Bank of Hindustan
    E) None of These
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      Option D
    Some Extra: Among the first banks were the Bank of Hindustan, which was established in 1770 and liquidated in 1829–32; and the General Bank of India, established in 1786 but failed in 1791. The largest bank, and the oldest still in existence, is the State Bank of India(S.B.I). It originated as the Bank of Calcutta in June 1806.
  5. How many Fundamental Duties are prescribed in the Constitution of India?
    A) 12
    B) 9
    C) 11
    D) 10
    E) 5
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      Option C
    Some Extra: The Fundamental Duties of citizens were added to the Constitution by the 42nd Amendment in 1976, upon the recommendations of the Swaran Singh Committee that was constituted by the government earlier that year. Originally ten in number, the Fundamental Duties were increased to eleven by the 86th Amendment in 2002
  6. The first bank to introduce Masala Bonds is____________
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) SBI
    D) HSBC
    E) None of These
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      Option A
    Some Extra: HDFC is first ever Indian corporate to list Masala bond, chooses London Stock Exchange for landmark issuance
  7. The branch of science dealing with the study or collection of coins, banknotes, and medals is known as___________
    A) Aphnology
    B) Numismatics
    C) Conchology
    D) Accountancy
    E) Chrematistics
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      Option B
    Some Extra: Numismatics is the study or collection of currency, including coins, tokens, paper money, and related objects.
  8. Kallanai Dam is the first dam of India. It is built in which state?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Karnataka
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Kerala
    E) Odisha
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      Option C
    Some Extra: Kallanai is an ancient dam, which is built (in running water) across the Kaveri river in Tiruchirappalli District in the state of Tamil Nadu in India.
  9. The Magsaysay Award was instituted in which year?
    A) 1948
    B) 1958
    C) 1968
    D) 1978
    E) 1938
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      Option B
    Some Extra: The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to perpetuate former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay’s example of integrity in governance, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society. First recipient was Vinoba Bhave.
  10. Aanchal Thakur is associated with which sports?
    A) Shooting
    B) Tennis
    C) Wrestling
    D) Skiing
    E) Swimming
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      Option D
    Some Extra: Aanchal Thakur is an Indian female alpine skier. She represented India at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics that took place in Innsbruck.
  11. Who is the Chairman of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)?
    A) Rakesh Sharma
    B) Amitabh Chaudhary
    C) Hemant Bhargava
    D) S.K. Roy
    E) V.K. Sharma
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      Option E 
  12. Suvarnabhumi Airport is located in__________
    A) Thailand
    B) Nepal
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Malaysia
    E) Pakistan
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      Option A
    Some Extra: Suvarnabhumi Airport, also known unofficially as Bangkok Airport, is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand. The other is Don Mueang International Airport. 
  13. Lake Baikal is situated in which country?
    A) France
    B) United States
    C) Russia
    D) Germany
    E) Singapore
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      Option C
    Some Extra: Lake Baikal in southern Russia is the world’s deepest lake. It is an estimated 5,387 feet deep (1,642 meters), and its bottom is approximately 3,893 feet (1,187 meters) below sea level.Lake Baikal is also the world’s largest freshwater lake in terms of volume.
  14. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is headquartered at_____
    A) The Hague, The Netherlands
    B) Monaco
    C) Paris, France
    D) Los Angeles, USA
    E) Kathmandu, Nepal
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      Option D
    Some Extra: Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States
    CEO: Göran Marby (23 May 2016–)

    Founded: 18 September 1998
  15. Tegucigalpa is the capital of which country?
    A) Guyana
    B) Honduras
    C) Kosovo
    D) Macedonia
    E) Saint Lucia
    View Answer
      Option B
    Some Extra: Currency: Honduran lempira

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