Sunday, February 12, 2017

GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR ALL BANK EXAMS


1.    Who was appointed the Principal Economic Adviser in the Department of Economic Affairs in February 2017?
    1) Shaktikantha Das   
    2) Sanjeev Sanyal
    3) Hasmukh Adhia                     
    4) Ashok Lahiri

2.   Majuli is India's first island district. It is in which of the following States?
    1) Tamil Nadu    
2) West Bengal                          
    3) Kerala       
4) Assam

3.    Indian- origin girl Priyanka Yoshikawa was recently crowned?
    1) Miss Philippines
    2) Miss South Korea
    3) Miss Japan
    4) Miss Vietnam

4.    White Helmets is a volunteer civil defense organization that operates in?
    1) Libya    
2) Colombia                          
    3) Lebanon      
4) Syria

5.    The annual Solung festival of Adi tribe was held in September 2016 in? 
    1) Assam   
    2) Himachal Pradesh
    3) Arunachal Pradesh
    4) Jharkhand

6.    Who has been appointed the Chancellor of The Energy Resources Institute (TERI)? 
    1) Ajay Mathur  
    2) C.K. Ansani    
    3) Ashok Chawla
    4) Punit Goenka

7.    Farooq Khan was appointed the Administrator of which of the following Union Territories in August 2016?
    1) Lakshadweep
    2) Daman and Diu  
    3) Chandigarh
    4) Dadra and Nagar Haveli

8.    Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) bagged the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy in September 2016. JSS is an NGO based in?
    1) Uttar Pradesh                  
 2) Tamil Nadu                                    
    3) Goa    
4) Kerala

9.    Where was the first BRICS film festival held in September 2016?
    1) Goa    
2) Jaipur
    3) New Delhi     
4) Udaipur

10.    Islam Karimov passed away on September 2, 2016. He was the President of which of the following countries from 1991 to 2016?    
    1) Kazakhstan    
2) Tajikistan       
    3) Kyrgyzstan     
4) Uzbekistan

11.    Which Indian ecologist and conservation activist became the first Asian to be awarded the prestigious "Heritage Heroes Award" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in September 2016?
     1) Bibhuti Lahkar
    2) Surya Deva              
    3) Manish Sharma                                      
4) Jitendra Jagota    

12.    Which Indian diplomat has written the book "Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos"?  
    1) Meera Shankar   
    2) Hardeep Singh Puri    
    3) Arun Kumar Singh           
    4) Nirupama Rao       
     
 13.    Navtej Singh Sarna is the Indian Ambassador to which of the following countries?  
    1) China     
2) Japan                
    3) USA                
4) France  

14.    Petrapole Integrated Check Post was jointly inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and?
    1) Maithripala Sirisena
    2) Sheikh Hasina
    3) Tshering Tobgay                               
    4) Prachanda  

15.    The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill-2016 increased the maternity leave from 12 weeks to?
    1) 24 weeks    
2) 28 weeks               
    3) 26 weeks     
4) 25 weeks  

16.    On July 25, 2016 which company announced a deal to buy Yahoo's internet business for $ 4.8 billion?
    1) Google      
2) Microsoft    
    3) Salesforce  
    4) Verizon Communications

17.    PRASAD is a scheme started by the Ministry of?  
    1) Rural Development  
    2) Tourism
    3) Human Resources
    Development  
    4) External Affairs

18.    Which Tamil actor was selected for the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, a French award in August 2016?  
      1) Rajini Kanth    
2) Vishal     
     3) Kamal Haasan          
     4) Ajit

 19.  Which country won its first men's Olympic football gold medal in August 2016?  
    1) Germany     
 2) Brazil
    3) Argentina     
4) Chile   

20.    Simone Biles won four gold medals and a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She is an American?
    1) Gymnast    
2) Swimmer  
    3) Track and field athlete                     
4) Tennis player

21.    S.R. Nathan passed away on August 22, 2016. He was the President of which of the following countries from 1999 to 2011?  
    1) Indonesia     
2) Sri Lanka
    3) Singapore      
4) Malaysia

22.    Sri Lanka has signed an agreement with which of the following countries to construct a Financial City Centre in Colombo?   
    1) India      
2) Thailand
    3) China     
4) USA   
   
ANSWERS:
1) 2    2) 4    3) 3    4) 4   5) 3    6) 3    7) 1    8) 4   9) 3    10) 4    
11) 1    12) 2   13) 3 14) 2    15) 3    16) 4    17) 2   18) 3  19) 2   20) 1  21) 3   22) 3  

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

SBI Recruitment of Probationary Officer Posts

SBI Recruitment 2017 for 2313 Probationary Officers (PO) Posts
Total Post : 2313 
Name of Post : Probationary Officers


Education Qualification : Graduate in any discipline. Candidates who given last year or last semester exam can apply and if need to show passed certificate at the time of interview.


Age Limit : As on 01-04-2017, 21 to 30 years. Age Relaxation as per Government Rules is applicable.


Application Fee : Gen & OBC : Rs 600/-, SC/ST : 100/- 


Selection Process : SBI Online central recruitment department will issue SBI PO Admit Card 2017 to conduct Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, Descriptive Test & Group Exercises.


How to Apply : Aspirant who complete Academic, Age and other eligibility may use official portal i.e. www.sbi.co.in to apply online for 2313 jobs open for PO before deadline.


Important Dates:
Application Online Start : 07 February, 2017
Last Date for Registration : 06 March, 2017
Last Date Fee Payment : 06 March, 2017
Online Examination : 29th & 30th Apr and 6th & 7th May'17

Important Links
Download Notification : Click Here and Download
Apply Online : http://ibps.sifyitest.com/sbiposjan17/ 
Official Website : www.sbi.co.in 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Padma Awards 2017

Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

            These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year. This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons as per the list below. The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees.  19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 5 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 6 Posthumous awardees.
PADMA VIBHUSHAN
Sl. No
Name
Field
State
1.                  
Shri K J Yesudas
Art-Music
Kerala
2.                  
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Others-Spiritualism
Tamil Nadu
3.                  
Shri Sharad Pawar
Public Affairs
Maharashtra
4.                  
Shri Murli Manohar Joshi
Public Affairs
Uttar Pradesh
5.                  
Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao
Science & Engineering
Karnataka
6.                  
Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa (Posthumous)
Public Affairs
Madhya Pradesh
7.                  
Late Shri PA Sangma
(Posthumous)
Public Affairs
Meghalaya

Padma Bhushan
Sl. No.
Name
Field
State
8.                  
Shri Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
Art-Music
Rajasthan
9.                  
Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad Dwivedi
Literature & Education
Uttar Pradesh
10.              
Shri Tehemton Udwadia
Medicine
Maharashtra
11.              
Shri Ratna Sundar Maharaj
Others-Spiritualism
Gujarat
12.              
Swami Niranjana Nanda Saraswati
Others-Yoga
Bihar
13.              
H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner)
Literature & Education
Thailand
14.              
Late Shri Cho Ramaswamy (Posthumous)
Literature & Education –Journalism
Tamil Nadu
           
Padma Shri 
Sl. No
Name
Field
State
15.              
Smt. Basanti Bisht
Art-Music
Uttarakhand
16.              
Shri Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair
Art-Dance
Kerala
17.              
Smt. Aruna Mohanty
Art-Dance
Odisha
18.              
Smt. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan
Art-Cinema
Karnataka
19.              
Shri Sadhu Meher
Art-Cinema
Odisha
20.              
Shri T K Murthy
Art-Music
Tamil Nadu
21.              
Shri Laishram Birendrakumar Singh
Art-Music
Manipur
22.              
Shri Krishna Ram Chaudhary
Art-Music
Uttar Pradesh
23.              
Smt. Baoa Devi
Art-Painting
Bihar
24.              
Shri Tilak Gitai
Art-Painting
Rajasthan
25.              
Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao
Art-Sculpture
Telangana
26.              
Shri Jitendra Haripal
Art-Music
Odisha
27.              
Shri Kailash Kher
Art-Music
Maharashtra
28.              
Smt. Parassala B Ponnammal
Art-Music
Kerala
29.              
Smt. Sukri Bommagowda
Art-Music
Karnataka
30.              
Shri Mukund Nayak
Art-Music
Jharkhand
31.              
Shri Purushottam Upadhyay
Art-Music
Gujarat
32.              
Smt. Anuradha Paudwal
Art-Music
Maharashtra
33.              
Shri Wareppa Naba Nil
Art-Theatre
Manipur
34.              
Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary
Civil Service
Telangana
35.              
Shri T.K. Viswanathan
Civil Service
Haryana
36.              
Shri Kanwal Sibal
Civil Service
Delhi
37.              
Shri Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla
Literature & Education
Sikkim
38.              
Smt. Eli Ahmed
Literature & Education
Assam
39.              
Dr. Narendra Kohli
Literature & Education
Delhi
40.              
Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah
Literature & Education 
Karnataka
41.              
Shri Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri
Literature & Education
Kerala
42.              
Shri Kashi Nath Pandita
Literature & Education
Jammu & Kashmir
43.              
Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry
Literature & Education
Delhi
44.              
Shri Harihar Kripalu Tripathi
Literature & Education
Uttar Pradesh
45.              
Shri Michel Danino
Literature & Education
Tamil Nadu
46.              
Shri Punam Suri
Literature & Education
Delhi
47.              
Shri VG Patel
Literature & Education
Gujarat
48.              
Smt. V Koteswaramma
Literature & Education
Andhra Pradesh
49.              
Shri Balbir Dutt
Literature & Education-Journalism
Jharkhand
50.              
Smt. Bhawana Somaaya
Literature & Education-Journalism
Maharashtra
51.              
Shri Vishnu Pandya
Literature & Education-Journalism
Gujarat
52.              
Dr. Subroto Das
Medicine
Gujarat
53.              
Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav
Medicine
Madhya Pradesh
54.              
Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed
Medicine
Telangana
55.              
Dr. Madan Madhav Godbole
Medicine
Uttar Pradesh
56.              
Dr. Devendra Dayabhai Patel
Medicine
Gujarat
57.              
Prof. Harkishan Singh
Medicine
Chandigarh
58.              
Dr. Mukut Minz
Medicine
Chandigarh
59.              
Shri Arun Kumar Sharma
Others-Archaeology
Chhattisgarh
60.              
Shri Sanjeev Kapoor
Others-Culinary
Maharashtra
61.              
Smt. Meenakshi Amma
Others-Martial Art
Kerala
62.              
Shri Genabhai Dargabhai Patel
Others-Agriculture
Gujarat
63.              
Shri Chandrakant Pithawa
Science & Engineering
Telangana
64.              
Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray
Science & Engineering
West Bengal
65.              
Shri Chintakindi Mallesham
Science & Engineering
Andhra Pradesh
66.              
Shri Jitendra Nath Goswami
Science & Engineering
Assam
67.              
Shri Daripalli Ramaiah
Social Work
Telangana
68.              
Shri Girish Bhardwaj
Social Work
Karnataka
69.              
Shri Karimul Hak
Social Work
West Bengal
70.              
Shri Bipin Ganatra
Social Work
West Bengal
71.              
Smt. Nivedita Raghunath Bhide
Social work
Tamil Nadu
72.              
Shri Appasaheb Dharmadhikari
Social Work
Maharashtra
73.              
Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal
Social Work
Punjab
74.              
Shri Virat Kohli
Sports-Cricket
Delhi
75.              
Shri Shekar Naik
Sports-Cricket
Karnataka
76.              
Shri Vikasa Gowda
Sports-Discus Throw
Karnataka
77.              
Smt. Deepa Malik
Sports-Athletics
Haryana
78.              
Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu
Sports-Athletics
Tamil Nadu
79.              
Smt. Dipa Karmakar
Sports-Gymnastics
Tripura
80.              
Shri P R Shreejesh
Sports-Hockey
Kerala
81.              
Smt. Sakshi Malik
Sports-Wrestling
Haryana
82.              
Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu
Trade & Industry
Telangana
83.              
Shri Imrat Khan
 (NRI/PIO)
Art-Music
USA
84.              
Shri Anant Agarwal
(NRI/PIO)
Literature & Education
USA
85.              
Shri H.R. Shah
(NRI/PIO)
Literature & Education-Journalism
USA
86.              
Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon
(Posthumous)
Medicine
Tamil Nadu
87.              
Shri Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya
(Posthumous)
Others-Archaeology
West Bengal
88.              
Dr. Mapuskar
(Posthumous)
Social Work
Maharashtra
89.              
Smt. Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner)
Social Work
Nepal