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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR ALL BANK EXAMS

1. Recently State-owned oil firms IOC, BPCL and HPCL signed an agreement to jointly set up the world's largest refinery and petrochemical complex in:
a) Maharashtra
b) Gujarat
c) Rajasthan
d) Karnataka

2. Recently in an attempt to reduce the number of deaths of endangered wildlife in Thar Desert, new "rescue wards" have come up in the far-flung rural areas of Jodhpur. Thar Desert does not lie in:
a) Gujarat
b) Haryana
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Punjab

3. Recently Reserve Bank of India has put which bank under prompt corrective action (PCA) due to a sharp increase in bad loans?
a) Union Bank of India
b) Central Bank of India
c) United Bank of India
d) IDBI Bank


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4. Recently India has decided for the first time to place a dedicated cell to promote investments of which country in India?
a) Canada
b) USA
c) Australia
d) Russia

5. The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), part of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research and the only agency in India that is authorised to maintain Indian Standard Time (IST). It is located in:
a) Mumbai
b) Allahabad
c) New Delhi
d) Kolkata

6. Recently a team of experts at the Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur has fashioned a hybrid material based on silk protein called:
a) Silk Lyptonn
b) Silk Fibroin
c) Silk Ranyon
d) Silk Tinyton

7. Recently the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched 'IDCF' in order to intensify efforts to reduce child deaths due to:
a) Diphtheria
b) Tuberculosis
c) Diarrhoea
d) Tetanus

8. Who has been appointed as India's ambassador to the European Union (EU) in June 2017?
a) Gaitri Issar Kumar
b) Ajit Vinayak Gupte
c) Reenat Sandhu
d) Ranjan Deepak

9. The government is set to roll out the 'Mission Parivar Vikas' programme to improve family planning services in how many districts of India?
a) 56
b) 78
c) 104
d) 146

10. Name the 1st Indian woman who has been elected as member of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)?
a) Sumedha Puri
b) Anandita Razdan
c) Koel Agrahari
d) Neeru Chadha

11. Recently Anglo American's diamond unit De Beers launched the world's largest diamond exploration vessel off the coast of:
a) South Africa
b) Chile
c) Namibia
d) Egypt

12. Recently the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved it's firstever equity investment, worth .......... to catalyze private capital for infrastructure projects in India.
a) $ 70 million
b) $110 million
c) $150 million
d) $230 million

13. Who was the first Indian woman driver competed in one of the highest classes of Formula racing in the country at the upcoming JK Tyre-FMSCI National racing championship?
a) Radha Menon
b) Aprajita Sehgal
c) Mira Erda
d) Ritu Das

14. According to the study by UK-based Money Super Market what is the present rank of India in survey of nations with the lowest global environmental impact?
a) 34th
b) 46th
c) 57th
d) 75th

15. Who is not among the three countries that will participate in Malabar 2017, a joint midsummer exercise aimed at addressing shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Asia Pacific region?
a) Japan
b) USA
c) Indonesia
d) India

16. David Grossman has won the Man Booker International Prize for his novel "A Horse walks into a bar". David Grossman belongs to:
a) Uganda
b) Canada
c) Australia
d) Israel

17. Recently the government, through a notification amending a prevention of money laundering law, has made it mandatory to provide Aadhaar to open a bank account and to conduct a transaction of ......... or more.
a) Rs.20,000
b) Rs.50,000
c) Rs.1,00,000
d) Rs.2,50,000

18. According to Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, India is committed to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality by the year:
a) 2020
b) 2025
c) 2030
d) 2050

19. Recently which of the following country ratified automatic exchange of financial account information with India and 40 other jurisdictions to facilitate immediate sharing of details on suspected black money?
a) Belarus
b) Switzerland
c) Russia
d) USA

20. In order to boost G&J sector in the region Gem & Jewellery Training Institute, a first of its kind in Southern India is to be set up in:
a) Kochi
b) Palakkad
c) Udupi
d) Mangalore

21. In an attempt to keep India's regional navigation satellite system fully operational, ISRO is preparing to launch a back-up for IRNSS-1A, one of the seven satellites in the constellation. What is the name of its regional navigation satellite system?
a) GAGAN
b) NavIC
c) Galileo
d) None of the above

22. Recently which of the following countries's scientists have found that using blue-green algae and light to trigger photosynthesis could help treat cardiac disease, the top cause of death globally?
a) Japan
b) Germany
c) USA
d) China

23. Recently P.N.Bhagwati passed away. He was the:
a) Former Chief Election Commissioner of India
b) Former Chief Justice of India
c) Former Indian cricket test team captain
d) First Chief Information Commissioner of India

24. Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has been in the news, because it has been campaigns for the creation of a separate state Gorkhaland within India, out of districts in the north of which of the following states of India?
a) Tamil Nadu
b) West Bengal
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Madhya Pradesh

25. Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Culture & Tourism launched the implementation of the ''National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India' at:
a) Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
b) Chitradurga, Karnataka
c) Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu
d) Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh

26. How many new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs) has been launched by Government of India in June 2017?
a) 50
b) 149
c) 100
d) 500

27. Which is the country's first public transport system to reserve jobs for members of the third gender people in June 2017?
a) Kolkata Metro
b) Hyderabad Metro
c) Kochi Metro
d) Delhi Metro

28. Sardar Sarovar Dam is being built on which of the following rivers?
a) Tapi
b) Krishna
c) Narmada
d) Godavari

29. Which of the following states of India is poised to fortify its position as the "Tiger State of India" with major reserves indicating an increase in the tiger population as per the annual census completed recently?
a) Karnataka
b) Assam
c) Gujarat
d) Rajasthan

30. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has progressed to the testing of subsystems in the development of a semi-cryogenic engine for rockets with heavier payload capacity. The semi-cryogenic engine uses a combination of which of the following as propellants?
a) Liquid oxygen (LOX)
b) Refined kerosene (Isrosene)
c) Solid lithium (SLM)
d) Both (a) and (b)

31. Who among the following won the doubles title in the $60,000 ITF women's tennis tournament in June 2017?
a) Prarthana Thombare and Kotomi Takahata
b) Prarthana Thombare and Natcharee Teerachodjiranon
c) Prarthana Thombare and Yu-Yun Li
d) Prarthana Thombare and Natasha Sengphrachanh

32. Right to Information Act reveals that the Election Commission of India had ordered registration of FIR against the Chief Minister and others for alleged electoral malpractices during the Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar by-election of which of the following states?
a) Tamil Nadu
b) West Bengal
c) Goa
d) Karnataka

33. A Street in Thuruthi ward of Kasaragod municipality that was recently named 'Gaza', a reference to the disputed strip of land between which of the following countries?
a) Israel and Egypt
b) Israel and Syria
c) Israel and Libya
d) Israel and Jordon

34. Which among the following Palaces has becomes first Indian building to get trademark in June 2017?
a) Mysore Palace
b) Taj Mahal Palace
c) Nizam Palace
d) Raja Maharanjith Singh Palace

35. The 106th Session of International Labour Conference (ILC) was held from 5-16th June 2017 in:
a) USA
b) South Africa
c) Switzerland
d) Norway

36. How many member countries are there in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?
a) 80
b) 10
c) 50
d) 40

37. Reserve Bank of India said its internal advisory committee (IAC) had identified 12 accounts, which account for ........... % of non-performing assets of the Indian banking system for immediate resolution under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).
a) 30
b) 25
c) 20
d) 15

38. The 'Make in India' initiative unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, provided the supply side intervention(s) of which of the following?
a) FDI reforms
b) Ease of doing business
c) Scaling up physical infrastructure and competitive federalism
d) All of the above

39. Which among the following country's cricket team has won its maiden ICC Champion Trophy in June 2017?
a) India
b) England
c) Pakistan
d) South Africa

40. Who among the following won the Indonesia Open men's singles trophy in June 2017?
a) Sai Praneeth
b) Son Wan Ho
c) Kidambi Srikanth
d) Kazumasa Sakai


ANSWERS:
1-a, 2-c, 3-b, 4-d, 5-c, 6-b, 7-c, 8-a, 9-d, 10-d
11-c, 12-c, 13-c, 14-d, 15-c, 16-d, 17-b, 18-c, 19-b, 20-c
21-b, 22-c, 23-b, 24-b, 25-a, 26-b, 27-c, 28-c, 29-a, 30-d
31-a, 32-a, 33-a, 34-b, 35-c, 36-a, 37-b, 38-d, 39-c, 40-c

Monday, July 3, 2017

GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR ALL BANK EXAMS

1. On 16 June 2017, RBI released a notification amending the .....
1) Banking Ombudsman Scheme 2000
2) Banking Ombudsman Scheme 2001
3) Banking Ombudsman Scheme 2004
4) Banking Ombudsman Scheme 2010
5) Banking Ombudsman Scheme 2006

2. Pecuniary jurisdiction of the Banking Ombudsman to pass an award has been doubled to ........

1) Rs.20 lakh 
2) Rs.10 lakh
3) Rs.2 lakh 
4) Rs.40 lakh 
5) Rs.30 lakh

3. As per the amended rules of Ombudsman scheme, the compensation not exceeding .......... can also be awarded by the Ombudsman to the complainant for loss of time, expenses incurred as also, harassment and mental anguish suffered by the complainant

1) Rs.1 lakh 
2) Rs.10 lakh 
3) Rs.5 lakh
4) Rs.2 lakh 
5) Rs.1.5 lakh

4. RBI on 16 June 2017, extended the scope of Ombudsman Scheme under which banks could be penalized for mis-selling third-party products like insurance and mutual funds via mobile or electronic banking. What is the aim of formulating Banking Ombudsman Scheme by RBI?

1) to promote the deposits in the unbanked areas as the part of Financial inclusion
2) to promote lending among the poor people, as they are depending on non-institutional sources
3) to redress the grievances or complaints arising out of the deficiency in the banking services
4) to universalize the discount of commercial bills issued by Commercial Banks
5) to incorporate the list of Scheduled banks in the RBI Act 1934

5. RBI introduced Banking Ombudsman Scheme as per Section 35 A of .....

1) Negotiable Instruments Act 1881
2) SARFAESI Act 2002
3) Banking Regulation Act 1949
4) FEMA, 1999 
5) RBI ACT, 1934

6. Ombudsman scheme first introduced in.......

1) USA 
2) India
3) Australia 
4) France 
5) UK

7. Which bank covered under the Banking Ombudsman Scheme?

1) Scheduled Public Sector Banks
2) Scheduled Private Sector Banks
3) Regional Rural Banks
4) Scheduled Primary Co-operative Banks
5) All of above

8. Banking Ombudsman is a senior official appointed by...........

1) Finance Minister 
2) RBI 
3) SEBI
4) FSDC 
5) None

9. As per the present rules, any person can file a complaint before the Banking Ombudsman, if the satisfied reply is not received from the bank within a period of..........

1) One month 
2) Three months
3) Two months 
4) Six months
5) Twelve months

10. The Ombudsman rejects the compliant of the customer if...

1) the customer does not approach the bank first
2) one has not made the complaint within one year from the date one has received the reply of the bank or if no reply is received if it is more than one year and one month from the date of representation to the bank
3) subject matter of the complaint is pending for disposal / has already been dealt with at any other forum like court of law, consumer court
4) complaint is Frivolous or vexatious
5) In all above cases, the Ombudsman will not accept the compliant from customer

11. The fee collected by Ombudsman to take compliant from the customer?

1) Rs.5 
2) Rs.100
3) Rs.10 
4) fix by the bank
5) No fee collects by the Ombudsman

12. The Ombudsman take the compliant and can take action if ......

1) non-payment or delay in payment of inward remittances
2) non-credit of proceeds to parties accounts, non-payment of deposit or nonobservance of the Reserve Bank directives
3) not accepting the legal tender and or for charging of commission in respect thereof
4) inordinate delay in the payment or collection of cheques, drafts, bills
5) In the all above cases the Ombudsman take action against bank

13. When the Ombudsman take action against the bank?

1) collecting charges without adequate prior notice to the customer
2) refusal to accept or delay in accepting payment towards taxes, as required by government
3) refusal to close or delay in closing the accounts
4) non-observance of Reserve Bank guidelines on engagement of recovery agents by banks
5) In the above all cases, Ombudsman take action against the bank

14. The RBI framed a rule that any customer not satisfied with Ombudsman decision, then the customer can put an appeal to.........

1) Governor, RBI
2) Governor of that State
3) Finance Minister of India
4) President of India
5) Deputy Governor of RBI

15. RBI amended Banking Ombudsman Scheme includes complaints relating to Internet Banking and Non-adherence to BCSBI Code on 5 February 2009. BCSBI stands for.........

1) Banking Core and Standards Board of India
2) Banking Codes and State Board of India
3) Banking Codes and Standards Board of India
4) Business Codes and Standards Board of India
5) Banking Codes and Standards Bureau of India

16. RBI constituted committee under the Chairmanship of ................. to review the Ombudsman Scheme on 7 January 2013?

1) C. Ranga Rajan 
2) Suma Chakravarti
3) Suma Verma 
4) Usha Thorat
5) S.S.Mundra

17. 'RTGS' can be defined as the continuous settlement of funds transfers individually on an order by order basis (without netting). In this context, RTGS stands for...........

1) Real Time Glad Settlement
2) Real Tick Gross Settlement
3) Real Time Gross Settlement
4) RBI Time Gross Settlement
5) Real Time Gross Statement

18. In Real Time Gross Settlement transfer, 'Real Time' means .....

1) Money actually transferred in the rupees only
2) Money sending by the individual account holder only as the companies not allowed to do online transactions
3) Account holder advancing money to the beneficiary, which can be transferred at the later time
4) The processing of instructions at the time they are received rather than at some later time
5) All above are wrong statements

19. In RTGS, 'Gross Settlement' means........

1) settlement of funds done occasionally (order disputed with the bank)
2) settlement is not final, though it can be send now (order is in suspense mode)
3) settlement of funds happened later (urgency is not there )
4) settlement of funds transfer instructions occurs individually (on an instruction by instruction basis)
5) None of these

20. In the RTGS, funds settlement takes place in the books of the RBI, the payments are.........

1) put in pending 
2) not final at all
3) final but revocable
4) final and irrevocable
5) None of the above statement is correct

21. Minimum amount to be remitted through RTGS is .......

1) Rs.5 lakh 
2) Rs.1.5 lakh
3) Rs.2 lakh 
4) Rs.2.5 lakh
5) Rs.1.2 lakh

22. The Maximum amount can be send through RTGS is ..........

1) Rs.20 lakh 
2) Rs.12 lakh
3) Rs.2 lakh 
4) Rs.1 crore
5) There is no upper limit

23. In RTGS, under normal circumstances the beneficiary branches are expected to receive the funds in real time as soon as funds are transferred by the remitting bank. The beneficiary bank has to credit the beneficiary's account within .......... of receiving the funds transfer message

1) 5 minutes 
2) 10 minutes
3) 60 minutes 
4) 30 minutes
5) 90 minutes

24. Which of the following statement is wrong relating to RTGS?

1) remitting bank receives a message from the Reserve Bank that money has been credited to the receiving bank
2) remitting customer get back the money if it is not credited to the beneficiary's account
3) remitting customer does not get back the money if it is not credited to the beneficiary's account
4) All inward RTGS transactions free
5) IFSC Number of the receiving branch must be mentioned by transferor

25. IMPS is an innovative real time payment service that is available round the clock. In this context, IMPS stands for............

1) Indian Payment Service
2) Instant Payment Service
3) Immediate Portion Service
4) Immediate Payment Service
5) Immediate Patent Service

26. Which of the following one is not the advantage of IMPS?

1) instant transfer
2) Available 24 × 7 (functional even on holidays)
3) Channel Independent can be initiated from Mobile/ Internet / ATM channels
4) Safe and secure, easily accessible and cost effective
5) All of above are the advantages of IMPS

27. Both banked as well as un-banked customer can avail IMPS. However, unbanked customer can initiate IMPS transaction using the services of PPI. PPI in this context stands for...........

1) Principle Paid Payments instrument issuer
2) Pre Paid Payments instrument issuer
3) Pre Paid PAN instrument issuer
4) Post Paid Payments instrument issuer
5) Pre Poll Payments instrument issuer

28. MMID issued by the bank. Combination of Mobile number & MMID is uniquely linked with an Account number and helps in identifying the beneficiary details. MMID stands for............

1) Mode Money Identifier
2) Mobile Made Identifier
3) Mobile Money Identifier
4) Mobile Moment Identifier
5) Mobile Money Indication

29. QSAM (Query Service on Aadhaar Mapper) service helps user in knowing their Aadhaar Seeding status with their bank account. QSAM service can be available by dialing which number?

1) *99# 
2) *99*99# 
3) *100#
4) *99*9# 
5) *1234#


30. India has recently donated how much amount to UN Peace Building Fund (PBF)?
1) $4 Lakh

2) $5 Lakh
3) $6 Lakh
4) $8 Lakh
5) None of these

ANSWERS:
1-5, 2-1, 3-1, 4-3, 5-3, 6-5, 7-5, 8-2, 9-1, 10-5
11-5, 12-5, 13-5, 14-5, 15-3, 16-3, 17-3, 18-4, 19-4, 20-4
21-3, 22-5, 23-4, 24-3, 25-4, 26-5, 27-2, 28-3, 29-2, 30-2.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

CURRENT GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE MCQs FOR ALL BANK EXAMS

1. Which denomination note was the first paper currency issued by RBI in January 1938?
1) Rs.2
2) Rs.5
3) Rs.10
4) Rs.100
5) Rs.1000

2. The central govt recently kickstarted Regional Air Connectivity Scheme (RCS) by awarding 128 regional routes to five airlines. Which of the following is NOT among these five airlines?
1) Air Deccan
2) Spice Jet
3) Alliance Air
4) Turbo Megha
5) None of these

3. The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on...
1) 1 Apr
2) 3 Apr
3) 5 Apr
4) 7 Apr
5) 8 Apr

4. On which one of the following issues can SEBI penalize any company in India?
A. Violation of Banking Regulation Act
B. Violation of Foreign portfolio of investment guidelines
C. For violation of Negotiable Instrument Act.
1) Only A
2) Only B
3) Only C
4) Only A & B
5) Only B & C

5. MEITY has issued draft Information Technology (Security of Prepaid Payment Instruments) Rules 2017 for Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPI) company or e-wallet firms. What is the form of MEITY?
1) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
2) Ministry of Electronics and Information of Technology
3) Ministry and Electronics and Information Technology
4) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technique
5) None of these

6. The German Development Bank (KfW) and Uttar Pradesh based Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed a loan agreement for ......... million with a four year moratorium and a 12-year repayment period and where is the headquarter of 'The German Development Bank (KfW)'?
1) 200 million and Frankfurt
2) 100 million and Hamburg
3) 500 million and Berlin
4) 100 million and Frankfurt
5) 200 million and Berlin

7. How much amount of assistance would be provided to the National Agricultural Market (e-NAM) as per the Union Budget 2017-18?
1) Rs.65 lakhs
2) Rs.69 lakhs
3) Rs.75 lakhs
4) Rs.72 lakhs
5) Rs.80 lakhs

8. Under Pillar-2 of Basel III, the banks are to have a Board approved ICAAP and assess capital accordingly. ICAAP stands for
1) Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Procedure
2) Internal Capital Approval Assessment Process
3) Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process
4) Internal Capital Assessment Approved Process
5) None of these

9. Who among the following has been appointed as the new chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) for 2017-18?
1) R. Chandrashekhar
2) Rishad Premji
3) Vishal Sikka
4) Raman Roy
5) Shiv Nadar

10. Which bank has planned to open up the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) platform for digital wallets firms as part of the government's digitization campaign?
1) SBI
2) RBI
3) ICICI Bank
4) Axis Bank
5) HDFC Bank

11. What percent of surcharge on income tax would be levied on individuals with income between Rs.50 lakhs and Rs.1 crore?
1) 5 percent
2) 7 percent
3) 8 percent
4) 9 percent
5) 10 percent

12. Gross domestic product is a measure of the total value of all
1) consumer income in an economy over a period of time
2) capital accumulation in an economy over a period of time
3) sales in an economy over a period of time
4) final goods and services produced in an economy over a period of time
5) final as well as intermediate goods and services produced in an economy over a period of time

13. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) recently confirmed Kalinga Stadium as the host of the Men's Hockey World League Final in Dec 2017. The stadium is situated in
1) Patna
2) Lucknow
3) Bhubaneswar
4) Bhopal
5) Chandigarh

14. Periyar National Park is also known as 'God's own country'. It is one of the most famous national parks of southern India and was established in 1950, covering an area of 925 square km. It is situated in
1) Odisha
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Tamil Nadu
4) Kerala
5) None of these

15. According to the norms prescribed by RBI for setting up of white label ATMs, what is the minimum net worth the NBFCs should have?
1) Rs.50 crore
2) Rs.75 crore
3) Rs.100 crore
4) Rs.200 crore
5) Rs.150 crore

16. Which state government has launched 'Tirtha Darshan' scheme for senior citizens?
1) Kerala
2) Rajasthan
3) Haryana
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) None of these

17. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched a record 104 satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh through which launch vehicle?
1) PSLV C-36
2) PSLV C-37
3) PSLV C-38
4) PSLV C-39
5) None of these

18. 'Relationship beyond banking' is a Tagline of which bank?
1) Dena Bank
2) Bank of Baroda
3) Central Bank of India
4) Bank of India
5) SBI Bank

19. The minimum amount of and multiple of commercial paper should be:
1) Rs.1 lac, Rs.1 lac
2) Rs. 1 lac, Rs. 5 lac
3) Rs. 5 lac, Rs. 5 lac
4) Rs. 5 lac and no multiple
5) None of these

20. Who won the 2017 Brisbane International Women's Doubles title?
1) Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek
2) Serena Williams and Venus Williams
3) Bethanie Mattek and Chris Evert
4) Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis
5) Sania Mirza and Serena Williams

21. The Bhavani Sagar Dam constructed across Bhavani River, is located in .....
1) Odisha
2) Karnataka
3) Tamil Nadu
4) Kerala
5) None of these

22. Leading global payments and technology firm, Mastercard is set to provide payments processing solution to which Payments Bank and who is the CEO of Mastercard?
1) Indian Post Payment Bank and Ajaypal Singh Banga
2) Airtel Payment Bank and Richard Haythornthwaite
3) Paytm Payment Bank and Richard Haythornthwaite
4) Airtel Payment Bank and Ajaypal Singh Banga
5) Paytm Payment Bank and Alfred F. Kelly

23. What is Net Interest Income (NII)?
1) Difference of interest earned on assets and non-interest income.
2) Difference of assets and liabilities.
3) Difference of interest earned on assets and Interest paid on liabilities.
4) Both (1) and (2)
5) None of the above

24. Where is the headquarter of Deutsche Bank?
1) Singapore
2) Russia
3) France
4) Germany
5) None of these

25. Who has been appointed as the managing director of Life Insurance Corporation of India and where is the headquarter of LIC?
1) Hemant Bhargava and Mumbai
2) Girish Chandra Murmu and New Delhi
3) Alice G. Vaidyan and Gujarat
4) Hemant Bhargava and New Delhi
5) Alice G. Vaidyan and Mumbai

26. India's ranking in the current Travel and Tourism Competitive Index (TTCI) of the World Economic Forum is
1) 65th
2) 40th
3) 52nd
4) 62nd
5) 33rd

27. Many times, we read in newspapers that a company is planning to bring a public
issue. What does it mean?
I. Shares of the company will be issued only through public sector organizations like banks/ central financial institutions etc.
II. Shares of the company will be issued to general public only through primary market.
III. This means some stakeholders/promoters are willing to leave the company.
Hence, they wish to sell their stock to the general public.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
1) Only I
2) Only II
3) Only III
4) All of the above
5) None of the above

28. Name the noted Gujarati poet and ghazal writer, has passed away in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
1) P V Modi
2) Surender Modi
3) Chinu Modi
4) Ved Prakash Modi
5) None of these

29. Which bank has received medals in the Collateral Awards Category at the 11th Global Communication Conclave held in Bengaluru?
1) ICICI Bank
2) Bank of Baroda
3) Canara Bank
4) South Indian Bank
5) Axis Bank

30. Treasury Bills means
1) salary bills drawn by Government officials on the treasury
2) bills drawee by the Government contractors and other suppliers on the treasury for the dues owed to them by the Government
3) obligation of the Government of India issued by the Reserve Bank of India and payable normally 91 days after issue
4) a mode of drawings by the Treasury Office on the Reserve Bank of India
5) None of the above

31. The International Day of Forests is observed every year on which date to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests for the benefit of current and future generations and what is the theme of 2017 The International Day of Forests?
1) March 20 and Forests and Animals
2) March 21 and Forests and Greenery
3) March 20 and Forests and Energy
4) March 18 and Forests and Greenery
5) March 21 and Forests and Energy

32. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to cap the upper limit for Pre-paid Payment Instruments at Rs. ........ lakh due to the growing usage of PPIs for purchase of goods and services as well as funds transfer.
1) Rs.5 lakh
2) Rs.1.5 lakh
3) Rs.1 lakh
4) Rs.2 lakh
5) Rs.3.5 lakh

33. Which life Insurance launched iSelect term plan to expand its online product suit and iSelect term plan provides enhanced protection cover for the family at an affordable premium?
1) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
2) Canara HSBC and Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance
3) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
4) PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited
5) Reliance General Insurance

34. Who among the following won the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix F1 championship?
1) Kimi Raikkonen
2) Daniel Ricciardo
3) Lewis Hamilton
4) Max Verstappen
5) Sebastian Vettel

35. Which institution is known as 'soft loan window' of the World Bank?
1) IFC
2) IDA
3) IMF
4) Indian Development Forum
5) None of these

36. The Digital Payments 2020 report said that digital payment industry in India is expected to reach USD 500 billion by 2020. The report was published by which of the following institutions?
1) Google and World Bank
2) World Bank and UNESCO
3) Google and Boston Consulting Group
4) UNESCO and Boston Consulting Group
5) All of these

37. Name the India's most successful Badminton player, who has been appointed as a new member of the governing body of Sports Authority of India (SAI).
1) Jwala Gutta
2) Saina Nehwal
3) PV Sindhu
4) Ashwini Ponnappa
5) None of these

38. Who was appointed as deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years?
1) Viral Acharya
2) Surekha Marandi
3) N. S. Vishwanathan
4) B.P. Kanungo
5) None of these

39. How much amount has been proposed by the government in the Union Budget 2017 for each pregnant woman under maternity Benefit Scheme who undergoes institutional delivery and vaccinates their children?
1) Rs.4,500
2) Rs.5,000
3) Rs.7,000
4) Rs.6,000
5) Rs.10,000

40. Many economists, bankers and researchers in India often advocate that banks should equip themselves for new challenges. These challenges are in which of the following shapes/ forms?
I. As India economy is getting increasingly integrated with the rest of the world the demand of the Corporate banking is likely to change in terms of size, composition of services and also the quality.
II. The growing foreign trade in India will have to be financed by the local banks.
III. Foreigners are habitual of the comforts provided by the technology. India has to do a lot in this Reference.
1) Only I is correct
2) Only II is correct
3) Only III is correct
4) All of the above
5) None of the above

41. Which of the following films won the Best Picture Oscar at the 89th Academy Awards?
1) Moonlight
2) Manchester by the Sea
3) La La Land
4) Fences
5) The Salesman

42. Rohan Bopanna recently lifted the men's doubles crown of the 2017 Monte Carlo Masters Tennis tournament with his partner ....
1) Marcin Matkowski
2) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
3) Marc Lopez
4) Feliciano Lopez
5) Pablo Cuevas

43. Togrog is the currency of which of the following countries?
1) Malaysia
2) Mongolia
3) Venezuela
4) Cambodia
5) Zambia

44. The IRDAI has reduced premium rates of motor third party insurance for some categories of vehicles for 2017-18. The present Chairman of IRDAI is
1) Yogesh Aggarwal
2) TS Vijayan
3) VK Sharma
4) Ajay Tyagi
5) UK Sinha

45. India is pegged to be the fastest growing economy in the world in 2017-18 as International Monetary Fund (IMF) retains India's growth forecast for FY18 at
1) 6.9%
2) 7.2%
3) 7.4%
4) 7.6%
5) 7.8 %

46. Which of the following tech giants introduced 'Solve for India' campaign aimed at empowering developers from Tier II cities?
1) Microsoft
2) Facebook
3) Google
4) Twitter
5) Yahoo

47. The World Red Cross Day is observed every year on
1) 1 May
2) 8 May
3) 18 May
4) 28 May
5) 31 May

48. The world's tallest tower, Jeddah Tower, which is to rise more than a kilometre (almost 3,300 feet), is coming up in which country?
1) Iran
2) Saudi Arabia
3) Kuwait
4) Bahrain
5) UAE

49. Private lender Kotak Mahindra Bank is planning to raise about Rs.5,662 cr through sale of 62 mn shares through QIP. Expand the term QIP.
1) Qualitative Institutional Placement
2) Quantitative Institutional Placement
3) Qualified Institutional Placement
4) Quick Institutional Placement
5) None of these

50. Ritu Phogat, who won a bronze medal at the Asian Championship, is associated with
1) Weightlifting
2) Boxing
3) Wrestling
4) Shot Put
5) Javelin Throw

ANSWERS:

1-2, 2-5, 3-4, 4-2, 5-1, 6-1, 7-3, 8-3, 9-4, 10-2
11-5, 12-4, 13-3, 14-4, 15-3, 16-3, 17-2, 18-4, 19-3, 20-1
21-3, 22-4, 23-3, 24-4, 25-1, 26-2, 27-2, 28-3, 29-3, 30-3
31-5, 32-3, 33-2, 34-3, 35-2, 36-3, 37-1, 38-4, 39-4, 40-1
41-1, 42-5, 43-2, 44-2, 45-2, 46-3, 47-2, 48-2, 49-3, 50-3

Friday, June 23, 2017

GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE MCQs FOR ALL BANK EXAMS

1. What is India’s rank in the Global Innovation Index 2017 out of 130 countries?
1) 67
2) 66
3) 69
4) 60
5) 65

2. Who won the prestigious 2017 Man Booker International Prize for his novel ‘A Horse Walks into a Bar’?
1) Mathias Enard
2) David Grossman
3) Roy Jacobsen
4) Don Shaw
5) Amos Oz

3. Where was the second edition of the International Spice Conference held in February 2017?
1) Mysuru
2) Kolkata
3) Thiruvananthapuram
4) Chennai
5) Panaji

4. Which Hindi writer was selected for the 2016 Vyas Samman in February 2017?
1) Hari Ram Meena
2) Satya Narayan
3) Vishwanath Tripathi
4) Surendra Verma
5) None of these

5. India’s first floating elementary school was inaugurated in February 2017 in Loktak Lake in:
1) Assam
2) Manipur
3) West Bengal
4) Jammu & Kashmir
5) Himachal Pradesh

6. Which of the following banks announced its plan to convert ration shops into banking outlets
by recruiting Public Distribution System (PDS) agents as business correspondents in February 2017?
1) ICICI Bank
2) HDFC Bank
3) IDFC Bank
4) Axis Bank
5) IDBI bank

7. Which State is implementing ‘Tejaswini’, a socio-economic empowerment of adolescent girls and young women project?
1) Odisha
2) Jharkhand
3) Bihar
4) Chhattisgarh
5) Haryana

8. Which of the following companies will acquire Telenor India?
1) Vodafone
2) Reliance Jio
3) Idea Cellular
4) Bharti Airtel
5) BSNL

9. India’s iconic car brand Ambassador has been sold by Hindustan Motors to Peugeot, a car manufacturer based in:
1) Italy
2) Germany
3) France
4) USA
5) Sweden

10. Which former football legend has been appointed as an ambassador by FIFA, Football’s world
governing body?
1) Marco Van Basten
2) Diego Maradona
3) Pele
4) Michel Platini
5) Lev Yashin

11. National Deworming Day is observed every year on which of the following day?
1) January 10
2) February 10
3) March 10
4) April 10
5) May 10

12. Who is the author of the book “Fearless in Opposition - Power and Accountability”?
1) Sitaram Yechury
2) Kapil Sibal
3) P. Chidambaram
4) Manish Tewary
5) Nitish Kumar

13. Indian-origin British actor Dev Patel won BAFTA Award in February 2017 for the Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the film:
1) Moonlight
2) Arrival
3) Lion
4) Nocturnal Animals
5) Hidden Figures

14. Jean-Pierre Lacroix was appointed as Under-Secretary General for United Nations Peacekeeping
Operations on February 14, 2017. He belongs to:
1) Germany
2) Bulgaria
3) Macedonia
4) France
5) Latvia

15. Which city will host the 30th World LPG Forum in October 2017?
1) Singapore
2) Florence
3) Marrakech
4) Nice
5) Gold Coast

16. Who is the Chairman of the Committee set up by Union Water Resources Ministry to help Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) in preparing the working manual for sharing
water between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh?
1) A.K. Bajaj
2) R.P. Pandey
3) P.K. Shukla
4) N.N. Rai
5) D.K. Mehta

17. Which one of the following pair is correctly matched?
COUNTRY  - PRESIDENT
1) Italy - Paolo Gentiloni
2) France - Francois Hollande
3) Germany -  Frank Walter Steinmeier
4) Brazil - Dilma Rousseff
5) Russia - Dmitry Medvedev

18. Which American businesswoman became the United States Secretary of Education on February 7, 2017?
1) Martha Stewart
2) Ginni Rometty
3) Meg Whitman
4) Betsy De Vos
5) Ruth Porat

19. Eman Ahmed, the world’s heaviest woman, came to India recently for medical treatment. She
belongs to which of the following country?
1) Saudi Arabia
2) UAE
3) Egypt
4) Iran
5) Iraq

20. “The Salesman” won the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards in February 2017. It belongs to:
1) Hungary
2) Iran
3) Romania
4) Poland
5) Egypt

21. Altamas Kabir passed away on February 19, 2017. He was former:
1) Chief Justice of India
2) CBI Director
3) Attorney General
4) Union Minister
5) None of these

22. In which State the tribal bodies opposed 33% reservation for women in urban, local bodies leading to the resignation of the Chief Minister in February 2017?
1) Manipur
2) Nagaland
3) Assam
4) Meghalaya
5) Tripura

23. Which country has committed to completely phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2045?
1) USA
2) UK
3) Sweden
4) Russia
5) Switzerland

24. Which country is planning to send thousands of Rohingya refugees to Thengar Char Island?
1) Myanmar
2) Thailand
3) India
4) Bangladesh
5) Bhutan

25. Which city hosted the South Asian Speakers’ Summit on Achieving the Sustainable Development
Goals in February 2017?
1) Jaipur
2) New Delhi
3) Vijayawada
4) Indore
5) Vidisha

26. India’s first heliport was inaugurated on February 28, 2017 at Rohini locality in:
1) Mumbai
2) Pune
3) New Delhi
4) Chennai
5) Hyderabad

27. Which is the first State in India to establish cashless system in its Public Distribution System (PDS) of food grains?
1) Gujarat
2) Telangana
3) Andhra Pradesh
4) Kerala
5) Goa

28. The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was established in 1889. It is headquartered in:
1) London
2) New York
3) Paris
4) Geneva
5) Dhaka

29. Where was the World LPG Association (WLPGA) Asia Summit held in February 2017?
1) Udaipur
2) Jaipur
3) New Delhi
4) Chandigarh
5) Kolkata

30. Which of the following schemes is related to clean cooking gas?
1) PAHAL
2) Ujjwala
3) Give it up
4) Both 1 and 2
5) All 1, 2 and 3

31. Who took charge as the President of the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) recently?
1) Dushyant Chautala
2) Dhanraj Choudhury
3) Mahinder Pal Singh
4) B.K. Bawa
5) None of these

32. With reference to Laureus World Sports Awards - 2017 identify the mismatched pair.
1) Sportsman of the Year – Usain Bolt
2) Sportswoman of the Year – Simone Biles
3) Comeback of the Year – Michael Phelps
4) Breakthrough of the Year – Mo Farah
5) Team of the Year – Chicago Cubs

33. Mission XI Million was launched on February 10, 2017. A first of its kind, the program will
encourage children to play the game of:
1) Hockey
2) Cricket
3) Football
4) Chess
5) Kabaddi

34. Which Indian city will host the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup basketball tournament in July 2017?
1) Hyderabad
2) Chennai
3) Mumbai
4) Bangalore
5) Kolkata

35. The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is the world governing body for basketball. It is located in Mies in:
1) France
2) Germany
3) Switzerland
4) Spain
5) Portugal

36. John-John Dohmen was crowned the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Male Player of the
Year for 2016. He belongs to:
1) Germany
2) France
3) Belgium
4) Spain
5) Netherlands

37. Who won the 2017 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy, a premier tennis tournament?
1) Kristina Mladenovic
2) Jelena Ostapenko
3) Simona Halep
4) Roberta Vinci
5) Kiki Bertens

38. Which of the following teams won the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Inter - Zonal cricket tournament in February 2017?
1) Central Zone
2) West Zone
3) North Zone
4) East Zone
5) South Zone

39. Whose Test match batting average of 61.87 is second only to Donald Bradman’s incredible
99.94 among batsmen who have played at least 20 Tests?
1) Chris Rogers
2) Brad Haddin
3) Adam Voges
4) Michael Clarke
5) Steve Smith

40. The inaugural Nitro Athletics Meet was held in February 2017 in Lakeside Stadium in?
1) Tokyo
2) London
3) Kingston
4) Melbourne
5) Wellington

ANSWERS:
1) 4 2) 2 3) 3 4) 4 5) 2 6) 3 7) 2 8) 4 9) 3 10) 2
11) 2 12) 3 13) 3 14) 4 15) 3 16) 1 17) 3 18) 4 19) 3 20) 2
21) 1 22) 2 23) 3 24) 4 25) 4 26) 3 27) 1 28) 4 29) 3 30) 5
31) 1 32) 4 33) 3 34) 4 35) 3 36) 3 37) 1 38) 4 39) 3 40) 4

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR ALL BANK EXAMS

1. Who won the India Open women's singles badminton title at the Siri Fort Stadium in New Delhi on April 2, 2017?
1) Carolina Marin
2) Saina Nehwal
3) Sung Ji Hyun
4) P.V. Sindhu
5) Minatsu Mitani

2. Najib Razak visited India in April 2017. He is the Prime Minister of?
1) Indonesia
2) Malaysia
3) Oman
4) Iran
5) Iraq

3. Who won the prestigious 2017 Abel Prize?
1) John Nash
2) Louis Nirenberg
3) Yves Meyer
4) Andrew Wiles
5) None of these

4. Who assumed office as the President of Bulgaria on January 22, 2017?
1) Iliana Iotova
2) Boyko Borisov
3) Tsetska Tsacheva
4) Rumen Radev
5) Rosen Plevneliev

5. Kristalina Georgieva assumed office as the Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank on January 2, 2017. She belongs to?
1) Georgia
2) Czech Republic
3) Slovakia
4) Slovenia
5) Bulgaria

6. In which of the following countries a married couple has occupied the two highest seats of power,
the President and the Vice President?
1) Costa Rica
2) Brazil
3) Nicaragua
4) Panama
5) Honduras

7. The COP 22 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in November 2016 in?
1) Paris, France
2) Lima, Peru
3) Doha, Qatar
4) Marrakech, Morocco
5) Sydney, Australia

8. Which of the following countries has withdrawn from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in November 2016?
1) USA
2) Canada
3) Spain
4) Russia
5) China

9. Which of the following is the largest-ever warship to be built in India?
1) INS Kolkata
2) INS Kochi
3) INS Chennai
4) INS Viraat
5) INS Vikramaditya

10. At which of the following rates do the banks borrow funds from the Reserve Bank of India?
1) Base rate
2) Repo rate
3) Exchange rate
4) Reverse repo rate
5) None of these

11. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) on November 3, 2016 in?
1) New Delhi
2) Panaji
3) Hyderabad
4) Mumbai
5) Chennai

12. Narinder Batra is the first Indian to be elected the President of?
1) IOC
2) FIH
3) FIDE
4) FIFA
5) IAAF

13. Who became the first person from China to be elected as the President of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) in November 2016?
1) Jin Liqun
2) Li Keqiang
3) Meng Hongwei
4) Lin Dan
5) None of these

14. Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016 was conferred on which of the following authors?
1) Chetan Bhagat
2) Kiran Desai
3) Anitha Desai
4) Amitav Ghosh
5) None of these

15. Who was appointed a brand ambassador for Swachh Rail Mission of Indian Railways in November 2016?
1) Bindeshwar Pathak
2) Amitabh Bachchan
3) Sachin Tendulkar
4) Kunwar Bai
5) Vidya Balan

16. The Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award is given every two years by?
1) Canada
2) Norway
3) Denmark
4) Germany
5) France

17. Which of the following organizations gives Sakharov Prize for Human Rights annually?
1) World Bank
2) European Parliament
3) Asian Development Bank
4) World Economic Forum
5) None of these

18. Leonard Cohen passed away on November 7, 2016. He was a singer, songwriter, poet, novelist and painter from?
1) USA
2) France
3) Mexico
4) Canada
5) None of these

19. Mangat Ram Sharma passed away in November 2016. He was the former Deputy Chief Minister of?
1) Uttarakhand
2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Jammu & Kashmir
4) Odisha
5) Himachal Pradesh

20. Shashikala Kakodkar passed away on October 28, 2016. She was the first woman Chief Minister of?
1) Maharashtra
2) Goa
3) Gujarat
4) Rajasthan
5) Odisha

21. Who was elected the President of Lebanon on October 31, 2016?
1) Tamman Salam
2) Michel Aoun
3) Amine Gemayel
4) Elias Hrawi
5) Selim Hoss

22. Igor Dodon became the President of which of the following countries on December 23, 2016?
1) Ukraine
2) Moldova
3) Romania
4) Latvia
5) Lithuania

23. Which former cricketer was named the "Stroke Ambassador for India"?
1) Kapil Dev
2) Dilip Vengsarkar
3) Sunil Gavaskar
4) Mohinder Amarnath
5) K. Srikanth

24. The 10th World Stroke Congress (WSC) was held in October 2016 in?
1) Bangalore
 2) Mumbai
3) New Delhi
4) Hyderabad
5) Kolkata

25. Who was elected the new President of the World Squash Federation (WSF) in November 2016?
1) Jacques Fontaine
2) Pablo Serna
3) Gar Holohan
4) Sarah Fitz-Gerald
5) None of these

26. World Squash Federation (WSF) has its headquarters in?
1) Hastings, England
2) Glasgow, Scotland
3) Zurich, Switzerland
4) Frankfurt, Germany
5) Incheon, South Korea

27. Identify the mismatched pair. BOOK AUTHOR
1) Democrats Ramachandra Guha and Dissenters
2) Second-Hand Svetlana Alexievich Time
3) Selection Day Amitav Ghosh
4) One Indian Girl Chetan Bhagat
5) Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie

28. The joint military exercise between India and Nepal is called?
1) Konkan
2) Varuna
3) Garuda
4) Surya Kiran
5) Indradhanush

29. SIMBEX is a maritime bilateral exercise conducted by India and?
1) South Africa
2) South Korea
3) Singapore
4) Sudan
5) Slovakia

30. Which country won the Fed Cup women's tennis tournament in November 2016?
1) Czech Republic
2) France
3) USA
4) Croatia
5) Germany

31. Who won the WTA Elite Singles Trophy in Zhuhai, China in November 2016?
1) Petra Kvitova
2) Elina Svitolina
3) Venus Williams
4) Serena Williams
5) Dominika Cibulkova

32. Federico Delbonis is a professional tennis player from?
1) Spain
2) Argentina
3) Chile
4) Portugal
5) Germany

33. India defeated which of the following countries to win the women's Asian Champions Trophy
hockey tournament in Singapore in November 2016?
1) Pakistan
2) South Korea
3) China
4) Japan
5) Indonesia

34. Who won the China Open badminton super series tournament on November 20, 2016?
1) Sun Yu
2) Saina Nehwal
3) Tai Tzu Ying
4) P.V. Sindhu
5) None of these

35. Who was elected New Zealand Cricket's first female President in November 2016?
1) Ingrid Cronin-Knight
2) Karen Plummer
3) Suzie Bates
4) Sarah Illingworth
5) Debbie Hockley

36. Index of Industrial Production (IIP) is released by the?
1) FICCI
2) CII
3) CSO
4) ASSOCHAM
5) RBI

37. What does the letter 'M' denote in the banking term MCLR?
1) Multiple
2) Marginal
3) Medium
4) Minimum
5) Maximum

38. The 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held in November 2016 in?
1) Telangana
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Maharashtra
4) Goa
5) Karnataka

39. Im Kwon-Taek was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 47th IFFI. He is a filmmaker from?
1) Vietnam
2) Philippines
3) South Korea
4) Japan
5) China

40. Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement between ASEAN members and other?
1) Three countries
2) Four countries
3) Five countries
4) Six countries
5) None of these

ANSWERS:
1) 4 2) 2 3) 3 4) 4 5) 5 6) 3 7) 4 8) 4 9) 3 10) 2
11) 1 12) 2 13) 3 14) 4 15) 1 16) 3 17) 2 18) 4 19) 3 20) 2
21) 2 22) 2 23) 3 24) 4 25) 1 26) 1 27) 3 28) 4 29) 3 30) 1
31) 1 32) 2 33) 3 34) 4 35) 5 36) 3 37) 2 38) 4 39) 3 40) 4

Saturday, March 25, 2017

General Awareness Practice MCQs for All Bank Exams

1. Who became the first Indian batsman to face 500 balls in a Test innings?
1) Virat Kohli
2) K.L. Rahul
3) Rahul Dravid
4) Cheteshwar Pujara
5) Murali Vijay

2. Which country topped the World Happiness Report 2017?
1) Norway
2) Denmark
3) Iceland
4) Switzerland
5) Finland

3. What is India's rank out of 155 countries in the World Happiness Report 2017?
1) 118
2) 120
3) 122
4) 124
5) None of these

4. Who became the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on March 19, 2017?
1) Dinesh Sharma
2) Keshav Prasad Maurya
3) Siddharth Nath Singh
4) Yogi Adityanath
5) Suresh Khanna

5. Sir David Cox of UK won which of he following awards/prizes in 2016?
1) Man Booker Prize
2) Fields Medal
3) Abel Prize
4) Nobel Prize in Physics
5) International Prize in Statistics

6. Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Lok Sabha Privileges Committee?
1) Dimple Yadav
2) Krishna Raj
3) Meenakshi Lekhi
4) Poonam Mahajan
5) Pritam Munde

7. What is the maximum amount that can be deposited in Sukanya Samridhi Account (SSA)?
1) Rs 1 lakh per annum
2) Rs 1.5 lakh per annum
3) Rs 10 lakh per annum
4) Rs 5 lakh per annum
5) No limit

8. Which of the following is an association of banks dealing in foreign exchange as a self regulatory body?
1) IBA
2) SEBI
3) FEMA
4) FEDAI
5) None of these

9. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has been conferred with an award by Uganda for promoting human
values through his literature. He is the former Chief Minister of?
1) Sikkim
2) Chhattisgarh
3) Uttarakhand
4) Meghalaya
5) Jharkhand

10. Who among the following Nobel laureates has contributed to contract theory?
1) Bernard Feringa
2) J. Fraser Stoddart
3) Duncan Haldane
4) Bengt Holmstrom
5) Michael Kosterlitz

11. In which State is Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary located?
1) Kerala
2) Karnataka
3) Tamil Nadu
4) Goa
5) Odisha

12. Which of the following statements is not correct?
1) Bank deposits are insured by DICGC for a maximum amount of Rs. 1 lakh per depositor per bank
2) Prakash Javadekar is the present Union Human Resources Development Minister
3) Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana is a crop insurance scheme
4) International day of Yoga is celebrated on June 21
5) Bank of Baroda is the first public sector bank to offer wealth management service

13. Which is the sole reinsurance company in India?
1) Life Insurance Corporation
2) National Insurance Company
3) General Insurance Corporation
4) New India Assurance Company
5) None of these

14. The rate of interest on savings account deposits is decided by?
1) RBI
2) Ministry of Finance
3) IBA
4) Individual Banks
5) None of these

15. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is headed by the?
1) Finance Minister
2) Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog
3) CEO of NITI Aayog
4) Finance Secretary
5) RBI Governor

16. The Bhimbetka rock shelters, a World Heritage Site, is located in the Raisen district in?
1) Jharkhand
2) Bihar
3) Madhya Pradesh
4) Uttar Pradesh
5) Odisha

17. The 2019 Cricket World Cup is scheduled to be hosted by?
1) Australia and New Zealand
2) England and Wales
3) India and Sri Lanka
4) India and Bangladesh
5) None of these

18. How many entities were given licenses for setting up small finance banks by the Reserve Bank
of India out of a total of 72 applicants?
1) 15
2) 22
3) 25
4) 10
5) None of these

19. India's first spice museum will come up in?
1) Chennai
2) New Delhi
3) Kochi
4) Mumbai
5) Cuttack

20. A Banking Ombudsman is appointed by the?
1) President of India
2) Finance Minister
3) RBI
4) Lead Bank of the State
5) None of these

21. With which game is Sultan Azlan Shah Cup associated?
1) Hockey
2) Cricket
3) Badminton
4) Tennis
5) Football

22. Canara Bank is headquartered in?
1) Madurai
2) Bangalore
3) Kochi
4) Chennai
5) Pune

23. The world's most expensive train station was opened recently in?
1) Tokyo
2) Beijing
3) New York
4) Shanghai
5) Hong Kong

24. What is the full form of MUDRA?
1) Micro Units Development and Regulating Agency
2) Micro Units Development and Registration Agency
3) Major Units Development and Refinance Agency
4) Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency
5) None of these

25. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has launched which of the following, for online redressal of taxpayers' grievances?
1) e - abhay
2) e - nivaran
3) e - tax
4) e - IT
5) e - grievances

26. Vembanad Lake is the longest lake in India. It is in the State of?
1) Tamil Nadu
2) Goa
3) Kerala
4) Karnataka
5) Odisha

27. Former BCCI President Anurag Thakur is a member of Lok Sabha from Hamirpur in?
1) Rajasthan
2) Himachal Pradesh
3) Uttarakhand
4) Uttar Pradesh
5) Madhya Pradesh

28. SETU (Self-Employment and Talent Utilization) is a program that supports all aspects of start up businesses and other selfemployment activities. It is established under?
1) NABARD
2) SIDBI
3) RBI
4) NITI Aayog
5) None of these

29. The State Bank of India has introduced “SBI Shaurya Home Loan” for?
1) Central government employees
2) Senior citizens
3) Defense personnel
4) Rural women
5) Corporate women executives

30. World Rabies Day is observed on September 28, the death anniversary of?
1) Robert Koch
2) Louis Pasteur
3) Ferdinand Cohn
4) Antoni van Leeuwenhoek
5) David Bruce

31. Ringgit is the currency of which of the following countries?
1) Malaysia
2) Bhutan
3) Thailand
4) South Korea
5) North Korea

32. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is headquartered in?
1) New York, USA
2) Madrid , Spain
3) Geneva, Switzerland
4) The Hague, Netherlands
5) Zurich, Switzerland

33. PMKVY scheme is related to?
1) Irrigation
2) Solar energy
3) Skill training
4) Roads
5) Sanitation

34. The Reserve Bank of India prepares Financial Stability Report every?
1) Three months
2) Six months
3) Year
4) Month
5) Two years

35. Rabobank is headquartered in Utrecht in?
1) Finland
2) France
3) Norway
4) Spain
5) Netherlands

36. The Tripura Sundari Express runs between Agartala and?
1) Dhaka
2) Kolkata
3) Delhi
4) Patna
5) Kanpur

37. ONICRA is a leading?
1) Non Banking Financial Company
2) Credit and Performance Rating Agency
3) White Label ATM Operator
4) Asset Reconstruction Company
5) None of these

38. IOM is an intergovernmental organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. IOM stands for?
1) International Organization for Migration
2) International Organization for Maritime
3) Interstate Organization for Maritime
4) Interstate Organization for Migration
5) None of these

39. Which of the following is not a financial regulator in India?
1) RBI
2) SEBI
3) IRDA
4) PFRDA
5) IBA

40. Pawan Chamling was conferred with the prestigious 2016 Sustainable Development Leadership
Award by the President Pranab Mukherjee. Pawan Chamling is the Chief Minister of?
1) Nagaland
2) Tripura
3) Meghalaya
4) Sikkim
5) Manipur

ANSWERS:
1) 4 2) 1 3) 3 4) 4 5) 5 6) 3 7) 2 8) 4 9) 3 10) 4
11) 1 12) 5 13) 3 14) 4 15) 5 16) 3 17) 2 18) 4 19) 3 20) 3
21) 1 22) 2 23) 3 24) 4 25) 2 26) 3 27) 2 28) 4 29) 3 30) 2
31) 1 32) 2 33) 3 34) 2 35) 5 36) 3 37) 2 38) 1 39) 5 40) 4

Saturday, March 11, 2017

GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR ALL COMPETITIVE EXAMS

1. Which city hosted the first Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders' Summit on March 7, 2017?
1) Singapore
2) Colombo
3) Bangkok
4) Jakarta
5) Canberra

2. Who assumed office as the new Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) on March 1, 2017?
1) Akbar S. Ahmed
2) Amjad Hussain B. Sial
3) Ashraf Qazi
4) Javed Malik
5) Riaz Mohammad Khan

3. A mega cultural festival "India by the Nile" was started on March 8, 2017 in:
1) Jordan
2) Syria
3) Egypt
4) Israel
5) South Africa

4. Which of the following States has neither a woman Chief Minister nor a woman Governor?
1) West Bengal
2) Rajasthan
3) Jammu & Kashmir
4) Goa
5) Gujarat

5. Who won 23 gold medals, the highest in the history of Summer Olympics?
1) Usain Bolt
2) Paavo Nurmi
3) Mark Spitz
4) Carl Lewis
5) Michael Phelps

6. Renu Pall has been appointed as the Indian Ambassador to:
1) Netherlands
2) France
3) Austria
4) Belgium
5) Germany

7. Who was appointed as the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in October 2016?
1) Ajay Kumar Bhalla
2) Shakti Sinha
3) Sanjay Singh
4) M.K. Goel
5) Rajeev Sharma

8. The White Helmets was a recipient of the 2016 Right Livelihood Award. It is a volunteer civil defense organization that operates in:
1) North Korea
2) Libya
3) Japan
4) Syria
5) Serbia

9. Who won the WTA Finals Women's tennis tournament in Singapore on October 30, 2016?
1) Dominika Cibulkova
2) Angelique Kerber
3) Simona Halep
4) Madison Keys
5) Karolina Pliskova

10. Who was appointed as Director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in October 2016?
1) D.K. Pathak
2) Karnal Singh
3) N.K. Singh
4) O.P. Singh
5) None of these

11. Who took charge as the Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on November 1, 2016?
1) Sushil Chandra
2) G. Mahalingam
3) P.V. Chandran
4) Somesh Sharma
5) Ashok Pai

12. Who was crowned Miss Earth 2016?
1) Katherine Elizabeth Espin (Ecuador)
2) Michelle Gomez (Colombia)
3) Stephanie de Zorzi (Venezuela)
4) Bruna Zanardo (Brazil)
5) None of these

13. Which country has withdrawn from the Commonwealth in October 2016?
1) Pakistan
2) Nigeria
3) Maldives
4) Bahamas
5) Jamaica

14. "Goa Declaration" is related to which of the following Summits?
1) SAARC
2) ASEAN
3) IBSA
4) BRICS
5) Heart of Asia

15. The first World Tsunami Awareness Day was observed on:
1) December 25, 2016
2) November 5, 2016
3) October 25, 2016
4) September 5, 2016
5) None of these

16. The government has appointed who among the following as a member of the monetary policy committee?
1) Pami Dua
2) Chetan Ghate
3) Ravindra Dholakia
4) Both (1) and (2)
5) All (1), (2), (3)

17. Kigeli V Ndahindurwa died on October 16, 2016. He was the last ruling king of which of the following countries?
1) Lesotho
2) Kenya
3) Rwanda
4) Somalia
5) Ethiopia

18. John Gleeson, a former Test cricketer, died in October 2016. He played 29 Tests for which of the following countries?
1) England
2) South Africa
3) West Indies
4) Australia
5) New Zealand

19. Andrzej Wajda passed away in October 2016. He was a renowned film director from:
1) Bulgaria
2) Portugal
3) Poland
4) Austria
5) Slovakia

20. Lee Hsien Loong visited India in October 2016. He is the Prime Minister of which of the following countries?
1) South Korea
2) Singapore
3) Laos
4) Vietnam
5) Japan

21. Which country will host the 2019 Rugby World Cup?
1) Italy
2) England
3) Jamaica
4) Austria
5) Japan

22. The International Court of Justice rejected a suit filed by which of the following countries against
the world's nuclear powers, including India?
1) Tuvalu
2) Marshall Islands
3) Solomon Islands
4) Montenegro
5) Nauru

23. Who led the panel that has found that the Saraswati River, so far considered mythical, did exist?
1) N. P. Narvekar
2) S. Sivakumar
3) K. S. Valdiya
4) Vivek Goenka
5) None of these

24. Which of the following became the first State in India to implement Direct Benefit Transfer
(DBT) in kerosene on October 1, 2016?
1) Kerala
2) Nagaland
3) Himachal Pradesh
4) Jharkhand
5) Goa

25. Which of the following States created 21 new districts on October 11, 2016?
1) Odisha
2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Bihar
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Telangana

26. Which private bank has acquired the Bengaluru-based BSS Microfinance Pvt Ltd?
1) IDFC Bank
2) ICICI Bank
3) Kotak Mahindra Bank
4) DCB Bank
5) Axis Bank

27. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National SC/ST Hub in which of the following
places to provide support to entrepreneurs from the community on October 18, 2016?
1) Ludhiana
2) Pune
3) Gandhinagar
4) Varanasi
5) Jaipur

28. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Koldam Hydropower Project in which of the following States?
1) Punjab
2) Haryana
3) Uttarakhand
4) Himachal Pradesh
5) Chhattisgarh

29. Which state government lunched "Kaushalya Setu", a skill development program for students in October 2016?
1) Madhya Pradesh
2) Chhattisgarh
3) Maharashtra
4) Jharkhand
5) Uttar Pradesh

30. The theme for which of the following Summits held in 2016 was "Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions"?
1) SCO
2) ASEAN
3) BRICS
4) EAS
5) APEC

31. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the First National Tribal Carnival on October 25, 2016 in:
1) New Delhi
2) Shillong
3) Imphal
4) Cuttack
5) Bhubaneswar

32. India defeated which of the following countries in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup final held in Ahmedabad?
1) Pakistan
2) Iran
3) South Korea
4) Thailand
5) Nepal

33. Which country won the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup held in Jordan?
1) Japan
2) Spain
3) North Korea
4) Nigeria
5) Venezuela

34. Zabivaka is the official mascot of the 2018 FIFAWorld Cup, which will be held in Russia. It is a?
1) Tiger
2) Lion
3) Leopard
4) Wolf
5) Dog

35. Who won the Hoogeveen International Chess tournament in October 2016?
1) Viswanathan Anand
2) Sandipan Chanda
3) M.R. Lalith Babu
4) M. Shyam Sundar
5) Abhijeet Gupta

36. Narendra Modi recently unveiled the war memorial "Shaurya Smarak" in?
1) New Delhi
2) Mumbai
3) Bhopal
4) Kolkata
5) Ranchi

37. Which country won the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy in Kuantan, Malaysia in October 2016?
1) India
2) Pakistan
3) South Korea
4) Malaysia
5) Japan

38. "RIDF" is a fund maintained by NABARD. What does the letter "R" denote in the term RIDF?
1) Railway
2) Regional
3) Renovation
4) Rural
5) None of these

39. Sprinter Srabani Nanda won the Ekalabya Award in October 2016. She belongs to which of the following states?
1) West Bengal
2) Assam
3) Odisha
4) Chattisgarh
5) None of these

40. Hopman Cup is associated with which of the following sports?
1) Chess
2) Football
3) Hockey
4) Tennis
5) Badminton

ANSWERS: 
1) 4 2) 2 3) 3 4) 5 5) 5 6) 3 7) 1 8) 4 9) 1 10) 2
11) 1 12) 1 13) 3 14) 4 15) 2 16) 5 17) 3 18) 4 19) 3 20) 2
21) 5 22) 2 23) 3 24) 4 25) 5 26) 3 27) 1 28) 4 29) 3 30) 3
31) 1 32) 2 33) 3 34) 4 35) 5 36) 3 37) 1 38) 4 39) 3 40) 4

BANK EXAMS GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE MCQs

1. Justice Girish Chandra Gupta was sworn in as the Chief Justice of which High Court?
A) Madras High Court
B) Delhi High Court
C) Guwahati High Court
D) Calcutta High Court
E) Jabalpur High Court

2. Who is appointed chairman of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board?
A) M.S. Sahoo
B) DP Agarwal
C) Geeta Menon
D) Arun Mudghal
E) Deepak Gupta

3. Who is to be honoured with Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement?
A) Hariharan
B) Rajesh Roshan
C) Uttam Singh
D) Anuradha Paudwal
E) None

4. Who was conferred France's prestigious Chevalier dans I'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) award?
A) Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad El-Tayeb
B) Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud
C) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
D) Sajid Nadiadwala
E) Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

5. Which life Insurance has launched a 'cancer shield plan' for protection against any possible risk?
A) LIC
B) ICICI Lombard Health Insurance
C) Birla Sun Life Insurance
D) Reliane Life Insurance
E) None

6. Karur Vysya Bank ties up with which of the following bank to strengthen its lending to smaller enterprises?
A) Small Finance Bank
B) Indian Post Payment Bank
C) Yes Bank
D) Indian Bank
E) None

7. Which ministry has appointed ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Ltd as the asset management company for the creation and launch of a new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)?
A) Ministry of finance
B) Labour ministry
C) Commerce ministry
D) Cabinet ministry
E) None

8. Which bank approved a loan of $631 million for building India's first coastal industrial corridor between Visakhapatnam and Chennai?
A) Asian Infrastructure Development Bank
B) Asian Development Bank
C) World Bank
D) New Development Bank
E) None

9. 'Shanti ki Talaash mein Zindagi' book was written by...
A) Vikram Seth
B) Jhumpa Lahiri
C) Aravind Adiga
D) Radhika Nagrath
E) Upamanyu Chatterjee

10. Max Walker, who recently passes away, belongs to which country?
A) Australia
B) England
C) South Africa
D) New Zealand
E) West Indies

11. Rays Power Infra launches 100 MW solar project in which state?
A) Uttarakhand
B) Kerala
C) Himachal Pradesh
D) Assam
E) Tripura

12. Messaging app ALLO was launched by .......
A) Microsoft
B) Oracle
C) BME
D) Google
E) Apple

13. BEL to set up night vision products unit in....
A) Uttarakhand
B) Kerala
C) Himachal Pradesh
D) Andhra Pradesh
E) Tripura

14. Which company investments in online food delivery startup Swiggy?
A) Tata arm
B) Amazon
C) Flipkart
D) Swift arsire
E) Rcom

15. Which of the following country has ratified the multilateral convention on administrative assistance in taxation matters?
A) Afghanistan
B) Malaysia
C) New Zealand
D) Switzerland
E) Philippines

16. Name the typhoon which makes landfall in Taiwan is........
A) Megi
B) Meranti
C) Nida
D) Hudood
E) Rauma

17. Vice President Hamid Ansari to address National Assembly of which of the following country?
A) France
B) Tajikistan
C) Kenya
D) China
E) Mali

18. The Ksheer Tester belongs to which of the following ministry?
A) Ministry of Law & Justice, Electronics & Information Technology
B) Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
C) Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
D) Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences
E) None of the above

19. Mission Parivar Vikas comes under which of the following ministry?
A) Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Information & Broadcasting
B) Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
C) Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
D) Ministry of Women and Child Development
E) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

20. PM approves constitution of how many committees for commemoration of birth centenary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay?
A) 3
B) 2
C) 4
D) 5
E) 1

21. Centre released ......... cr for Building Toilets along Ganga.
A) 325
B) 345
C) 315
D) 335
E) 215

22. National Mission on Bioeconomy was launched in Shillong by the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) under which of the following Ministry?
A) Ministry of Finance
B) Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
C) Ministry of Science and Technology
D) Ministry of Bioscience
E) None of the above

23. 'Param-Ishan' supercomputing facility has launched by Union Government in which IIT college recently?
A) IIT Guwahati
B) IIT Madras
C) IIT Indore
D) IIT Delhi
E) IIT Bombay

24. Who inaugurated Punjab 100 - acre mega Food Park at Ludhiana?
A) Ravi Shankar Prasad
B) Sadananda Gowda
C) Narendra Singh Tomar
D) Kalraj Mishra
E) Harsimrat Kaur Badal

25. Which of the following person who has been taken charge as Executive Director in Union Bank of India?
A) Arun Tiwari
B) Vinod Kathuria
C) Raj Kamal Verma
D) Atul Kumar Goel
E) None

26. Recently which of the following metro railway station was renamed as Lok Kalyan Marg Metro station?
A) East Course Metro Station
B) Race Course Metro Station
C) North course metro Station
D) MG Metro Station
E) None

27. Name the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle carrying three satellites from India, three from Algeria and one each from Canada and the US from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh?
A) C35
B) C36
C) C33
D) C38
E) C34

28. Virat Kohli appointed as the brand ambassador of which of the following bank?
A) Punjab National Bank
B) Indian Overseas Bank
C) Bank of Maharashtra
D) Bank of Baroda
E) None of the above

29. In which country, the world's first child with genes from three people was born?
A) Mexico
B) China
C) USA
D) South Africa
E) Russia

30. North East Connectivity Summit kicks-off in which of the following state?
A) Meghalaya
B) Manipur
C) Arunachal Pradesh
D) Assam
E) Tripura

31. Global Innovation Conference 2017 will be held in which of the following country?
A) Cyprus
B) Denmark
C) Singapore
D) Turkey
E) South Africa

32. What is the theme of 2016 World Tourism Day?
A) Tourism For All - Promoting Universal Accessibility
B) One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities
C) Tourism And Community Development
D) Tourism And Water: Protecting Our Common Future
E) Needs Tourism For All

33. India marked their historic 500th Test over New Zealand in which stadium?
A) Maracana Stadium
B) Green Park Stadium
C) North Harber Stadium
D) Eden Garden Stadium
E) Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium

34. Who won the doubles title of the Pan Pacific Open title in Tokyo?
A) Martina Hingis & Barbora Strycova
B) Sania Mirza & Martina Hingis
C) T. Bacsinszky & M. Hingis
D) Zhaoxuan Yang & Chen Liang
E) Sania Mirza & Barbora Strycova

35. Which country won Under-18 hockey Asia Cup?
A) India
B) Bangladesh
C) Pakisthan
D) Nepal
E) Bhutan

36. Apollo Hospitals and KOS Group of Italy announced the opening of an exclusive rehabilitation centre for post-operation care to patients in which city?
A) Vijayawada
B) Tirupati
C) Hyderabad
D) Visakhapatnam
E) Warangal

37. Which of the following state get new postal circle?
A) Telangana
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Uttar Pradesh
E) Arunachal Pradesh

38. Which of the following Indian state registers highest unemployment rate in 2015-16?
A) Assam
B) Tripura
C) Telangana
D) Tamil Nadu
E) Sikkim

39. Which of the following city is the wealthiest city in India?
A) Chennai
B) Kochin
C) Mumbai
D) Delhi
E) Hyderabad

40. Name the Indian city, which has the most polluted city in India by WHO?
A) Chennai
B) Mumbai
C) Hyderabad
D) Gwalior
E) Delhi

41. Increase in population during 2001- 11...
A) 172 millions
B) 181 millions
C) 176 millions
D) 193 millions
E) None

42. Which airport was earlier known as Palam International airport?
A) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport.
B) Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport.
C) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.
D) Indira Gandhi International Airport.
E) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

43. India's First Satellite Launch station built at-
A) Thumba
B) Srihari kota
C) Balasore
D) Ahmedabad
E) Chennai

ANSWERS:
1-D, 2-A, 3-C, 4-D, 5-C, 6-A, 7-A, 8-B, 9-D, 10-A
11-A, 12-D, 13-D, 14-B, 15-D, 16-A, 17-E, 18-D, 19-E, 20-B
21-C, 22-C, 23-A, 24-E, 25-D, 26-B, 27-C, 28-A. 29-A, 30-E
31-D, 32-A, 33-B, 34-E, 35-A, 36-C, 37-A, 38-B, 39-C, 40-D, 41-B, 42-D, 43-A.