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BANKING RELATED  General Awareness

1.         Consider the following statements with respect to The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC):
            A) This is the only scheme where there is no upper limit on medical expenditure of the beneficiaries.
            B) It provides unemployment allowance under Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojana to the workers who go out of employment voluntarily for up to one year.
            C) AK Agarwal is the present Director General of ESIC.
            a) Only (A)        b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Only (A) and (B)
            e) Only (A) and (C)
2.         Who among the following has become the younger Indian sportsperson to win eight world titles (seven in Billiards and one in Snooker)?
            a) Aditya Mehta             b) Pankaj Advani            c) Manan Chandra
            d) Ashok Shandilya        d) None of these
3.         A gunman named Adam Lanza gunned down 26 people, including 20 children, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in the American state of
            a) Connecticut               b) California       c) New York      d) Colorado
            e) None of these
4.         Bowing to the protests over the death of an Indian - origin dentist from pregnancy - related complications, which of the following countries is all set to tweak its policy to allow abortion in cases where the mother’s life is in danger?
            a) UK                b) Ireland           c) Scotland        d) Norway          e) None of these
5.         Who among the following has become the first female president of South Korea recently?
            a) Park Geun-hye           b) Moon Jae-in               c) Lee Myung - bak
            d) Roh Moo-hyun           e) None of these
6.         Consider the following statements with respect to Commonwealth Games:
            A) The event was first held in 1930 and takes place every four years.
            B) Only the teams from the 54 members of the Commonwealth Nations are allowed to participate in the Games.
            C) The 2014 Commonwealth Games, officially the XX Commonwealth Games, will be held in 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.
            Which of the above statements is/are correct?
            a) Only (A)        b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Only (A) and (B)
            e) Only (A) and (C)
7.         Consider the following statements with respect to Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) scheme:
            a) It was started with an outlay of `1500 crore over 10 years by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to create basic sports infrastructure across the country.
            b) The scheme was approved by the Union Cabinet March 10, 2008 and was officially launched on 1 April 2008.
            c) Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have been least benefited by the scheme so far.
            Which of the above statements is/are NOT correct?
            a) Only (A)        b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Only (A) and (B)
            e) All (A), (B) and (C) are correct
8.         Consider the following statements with respect to 118th Constitution (Amendment) Bill:
            a) The Bill seeks special status for six backward districts - Gulbarga, Yadgir, Raichur, Bidar, Koppal and Bellary of Karnataka.
            b) The Bill inserts a new Article 371 - J in the constitution.
            c) The Bill makes provision for a special quota in promotion for the backward classes.
            d) Only a and b              e) All a, b and c
9.         Who among the following has been crowned Miss Universe 2012?
            a) Olivia Culpo               b) Janine Tugonon          c) Irene Esser   
            d) Leila Lopes                e) Shilpa Singh
10.        Consider the following awards given by the Government of India:
            A) Arjuna Award             B) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award          
C) Dronacharya Awards
Which of the above is the highest award given in the field of sports?
a) Only (A)                    b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Only (A) and (B)
e) Only (A) and (C)
11.        Who among the following has been named the ‘2012 Person of the Year’ by the Time magazine?
            a) Tim Cook       b) Malala Yousafzai        c) Barack Obama           d) Fabiola Gianotti
            e) Mark Zuckerberg
12.        Who among the following Indian batswomen held the top spot in ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings released on December 20?
            a) Amita Sharma            b) Mithali Raj                 c) Gouher Sultana
            d) Jhulan Goswami         e) Lisa Sthalekar
13.        Consider the following statements about Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS):
            A) Founded in 1961, it is world’s largest sports institute located in Patiala.
            B) It was established with the objectives of developing sports in the country on scientific lines and training the coaches in different sports disciplines.
            C) The Institute was renamed as Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS) on 23rd January, 1973.
            a) Only (A)        b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Only (A) and (B)
            e) Only (B) and (C)
14.        Leslie Claudius, who died recently, was a renowned player of which of the following games?
            a) Hockey         b) Wrestling       c) Badminton     d) Billiards         e) None of these
15.        Consider the following statements with respect to National Green Tribunal of India:
            A) It is the apex body constituted for deciding cases pertaining to environmental protection and conservation of forests and natural resources.
            B) The tribunal itself is a special fast - track court to handle the expeditious disposal of the cases pertaining to environmental issues.
            C) Justice Swatanter Kumar is the current Chairman of the tribunal.
            Which of the above statements is/are correct?
            a) Only (A)        b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Only (A) and (B)        
            e) All (A), (B) and (C)
16.        Consider the following statements with respect to Salma Dam constructed by India in Afghanistan:
            A) It is a multipurpose project to be constructed on Hari Rud river near Chisht-e-Sharief in the Heart province of Afghanistan.
            B) It will be constructed by the Water and Power Consultancy Service (India) Limited (WAPCOS), within two years at a revised cost of ` 1,457 crore.
            C) The cost of the construction will be borne by United Nations.
            Which of the above statements is /are correct?
            a) Only (A)        b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Only (A) and (B)
            e) Only (A) and (C)
17.        Who among the following is NOT an awardee of Sahitya Akademi Awards 2012?
            a) Jeet Thayil     b) Subrata Mukhopadhyay          c) K Satchidanandan
            d) Bal Krishan ‘Bhaura’                                       e) All are awardees
18.        The purpose(s) of Public Distribution System (PDS) is/are
            A) To control the open market prices of various goods
            B) To provide competitive prices to the produce of farmers
            C) To provide food grain and other essential goods to people of weaker sections.
            A) Only (A)        b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Only (A) and (C)
            e) All (A), (B) and (C)
19.        Indian companies are allowed to arrange funds from sources abroad through which of the following means?
            A) External Commercial Borrowings         B) Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds
            C) Preference Shares
            a) Only (A)        b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Only (A) and (B)
            e) All (A), (B) and (C)
20.        India has signed FTAs and CEPAs with various countries. FTA stands for Free Trade Agreement and CEPA stand for
            a) Comprehensive External Partnership Agreement
            b) Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
            c) Common Economic Priority Agreement           
d) Commodity Exchange Priority Accreditation                 e) None of these
21.        Consider the following statements with respect to Star Alliance network:
            A) It is the world’s first and largest airline alliance, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. It was established in 1997 and has 28 member airlines.
            B) Jet Airways is a member of this global airline’s alliance
            C) Mark Schwab is the Chief Executive Officer of Star Alliance.
            Which of the above statements is/are NOT correct about the Star Alliance network?
            a) Only (A)        b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Only (A) and (B)
            e) All (A), (B) and (C)
22.        Which of the following best defines Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs)?
            a) These firms help settle bad loans of the banks by taking them over.
            b) ARCs take the projects left incomplete by other firms.
            c) These firms take over idle assets and develop them to sell on higher prices
            d) ARCs help other companies turn their loss-making business into a profitable one.
            e) None of these
23.        Who among the following is the author of the book titled Gone Girl?
            a) Gillian Flynn              b) Martin Dugard            c) Jon Meacham
            d) Stephen Colbert         e) None of these
24.        Consider the following with respect to the development expenditure of the Central government:
            A) Defence expenditure              B) Expenditure on social and community services
            C) Grant to states         
            The development expenditure of the central government does not include which of the above?
            a) Only (A)        b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Only (A) and (B)        
            e) Only (A) and (C)
25.        The Government has upped the FDI limit in Asset Reconstruction Companies from earlier 49% to
            a) 51%              b) 74%              c) 80%              d) 100%            e) None of these
26.        New York Stock Exchange has been taken over by which of the following commodity and derivatives exchanges for $8.2 billion recently?
            a) Intercontinental Exchange       b) Hedge Street Exchange
            c) Houston Street Exchange       d) Nadex                       e) US Futures Exchange
27.        Who among the following have emerged as the man and the woman squash champion after winning their respective finals of the recently concluded National Squash Championships?
            a) Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa  
b) Harinder Sandhu and Joshna Chinappa
c) Saurav Ghosal and Anaka Alannkamony
d) Harinder Sandhu and Anaka Alannkamony                   e) None of these
28.        Consider the following with respect to the methods used to means inflation:
            A) The Wholesale Price Index                 B) The Consumer Price Index
            C) Deflection in National Income
            Which of the above is/are used to measure inflation in India at present?
            a) Only (A)                    b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Only (A) and (B)
            e) Only (B) and (C)
29.        Consider the following statements about a person of Indian origin:
            A) He has been nominated by the US President for the prestigious National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
            B) He is an inventor IBM Research. One of the famous inventions he has contributed to is LASIK, a laser eye surgery used for the correction of myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism.
            C) Earlier he has been awarded with the Biological Physics Prize by the American Physical Society.
            Identify the Indian-American with whom the above statement are concerned.
            a) Sabeer Bhatia            b) Vinod Dham                           c) Avtar Saini    
            d) Krishna Bharat           e) Rangaswamy Srinivasan
30.        Which of the following films was the official entry from India to the Oscars? The film failed to qualify for next round in the best foreign film category.
            a) Life of Pi        b) Oh My God!               c) Bharfi            d) Jab Tak Hai Jaan
            e) Talaash
31.        Consider the following statements with respect to DGCI:
            A) It stands for Drug Controller General of India
            B) DCGI is all set to open its first foreign drug inspection office in Beijing from March1
            C) Dr GN Singh is the current DGCI of India.
            Which of the above statements is/are correct?
            a) Only (A)        b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Only (A) and (B)
            e) All (A), (B) and (C)
32.        Consider the following practices:
A) Cross-selling             B)Mis-selling     C) Hard-selling
”The ethically questionable practice of a salesperson misrepresenting or misleading an investor about the characteristics of a product or service” is technically termed as which of the above?
a) Only (A)        b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Both (A) and (B)
            e) None of these
33.        Consider the following with respect to money market in India:
            A) Bank            B) Mutual Funds            C) Indian Gold Council
            a) Only (A)        b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Only (B) and (C)
            e) All (A), (B) and (C) are parts of India’s money market
34.        A referendum was held in Egypt to approve the new constitution framed by the ruling Islamist group recently. What was the people’s response to the referendum?
            a) People voted to approve the constitution          
b) People voted to reject the constitution c) Voting has been postponed
d) People boycotted the voting                            e) None of these
35.        Consider the following with respect to non-profit organisations:
            A) Such organisations exist mainly for educational or charitable purpose.
            B) Shareholders or trustees of a non-profit organisation do not get benefited financially.
            C) Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross are some well-known non-profit organisations.
            a) Only (A)        b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Only (A) and (B)
            e) All (A), (B) and (C)
36.        Which of the following teams won the International Obaidullah Khan Gold Cup hockey tournament recently?
            a) Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)     b) Air India (AI)               c) Bangladesh XI
            d) Punjab National Bank (PNB)                                       e) None of these
37.        At present Enrique Pena Nieto is the President of which of the following countries?
            a) Italy              b) Canada         c) Spain            d) Mexico          e) None of these
38.        Which of the following dates has been declared as the National Mathematics Day in India to mark the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan?
            a) December 20             b) December 21             c) December 22
            d) December 23             e) None of these
39.        Consider the following with respect to the processing of cheques by banks:
            A) Payment of the cheque          B) Dishonour of the cheque
            C) Drawing of the cheque
            When a bank returns a cheque unpaid, it is termed as which of the above?
            a) Only (A)        b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Both (B) and (C)        
            e) None of the above
40.        IIFCL provides long-term financial assistance to infrastructure project in various sectors. IIFCL stands for
            a) India International Finance Company Limited
            b) India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited
            c) India Industrial Finance Company Limited
            d) International Infrastructure Finance Company Limited                e) None of these
41.        Ryder cup is associated with which of the following games?
            a) Golf               b) Squash         c) Polo              d) Billiards         e) None of these
42.        Eight Indian CEOs have made it to the list of world’s 100 best CEOs prepared by Harvard Business Review. Who among the following is not included in the list?
            a) YC Deveshwar           b) Mukesh Ambani         c) AM Naik
            d) Naveen Jindal e) Anil Aggarwal
43.        Which of the following countries has extended its support to the second phase of NABARD’s Umbrella Programme on Natural Resources Management (UPNRM)?
            a) US                b) UK                c) Germany       d) Japan            e) None of these
44.        Name the underwater missile developed by DRDO which has been successfully tested and soon will be integrated with India’s nuclear-powered submarine Arihant.
            a) Trident           b) K-15              c) A-1               d) R-13 e) None of these
45.        Consider the following statements with respect to National Development Council:
            A) It is the apex body for decision making and deliberations on development matters in India, presided over by the Prime Minister comprising the Union Cabinet Ministers, CMs of all States, representatives of the union territories and the member of the Commissions.
            B) It is an extra-constitutional and non-statutory body and its recommendations are binding on the Planning Commission.
            C) Recently, NDMC approved the strategy to achieve average growth rate of 8% during the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), generate 50 million new jobs and increase investments in infrastructure sector.
            Which of the above statements is/are correct?
            a) Only (A)        b) Only (B)        c) Only (C)        d) Only (A) and (C)
            e) Only (B) and (C)
46.        Leading Oriya novelist and academician Pratibha Ray has been named for which of the following awards?
            a) Padma Shree - 2011               b) Padma Vibhushan - 2011
            c) Jnanpith Award - 2011            d) Sahitya Akademi Award - 2011
            e) None of these
47.        Which of the following state governments has announced recently that 30 per cent state government jobs will be reserved for candidates belonging to rural areas from next year end?
            a) Gujarat                      b) Uttar Pradesh            c) Assam
            d) Haryana                    e) Madhya Pradesh
48.        Which of the following states has became the first state in the country to legislate a food security law?
            a) Delhi             b) Uttarakhand               c) Bihar             d) Chhattisgarh
            e) None of these
49.        Who among the following is India’s permanent representative to the UN?
            a) Vishnu Datt Sharma   b) Manjit Singh Puri        c) Hardeep Singh Puri
            d) Vijay K Nambiar         e) None of these
50.        The longest rail tunnel in India has been constructed in which of the following states? Passage of trains through the tunnel has started recently.
            a) Maharashtra              b) Himachal Pradesh                  c) Kerala
            d) Jammu and Kashmir                                                   e) None of these

ANSWERS


1.e       2.b       3.a       4.b       5.a       6.e       7.c       8.d       9.a       10.b

11.c     12.b     13.e     14.a     15.e     16.d     17.e     18.c     19.e     20.b

21.b     22.a     23.a     24.a     25.b     26.a     27.a     28.a     29.e     30.c

31.e     32.b     33.c     34.a     35.e     36.b     37.d     38.c     39.b     40.b

41.a     42.e     43.c     44.b     45.d     46.c     47.c     48.d     49.c     50.d




Banking related general awareness -2013 -3-1 Reviewed by sambasivan srinivasan on 9:46:00 AM Rating: 5

3 comments:

aryan said...

awesome QnA for practice...

sambasivan srinivasan said...

aryan: thanks. keep reading blogs posted. best wishes

aryan said...

You are welcome. Can you please make a central repository of the general awareness QnA for SBI PO 2013 in a single place? Or else can you please mail me all the general awerness QnA for SBI PO 2013. It will be a lot of help for last minute preparation. Thanks in advance.

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