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GENERAL AWARENESS --APRIL 2016--SBI PO --KUNDAN SIR PAPER I

GENERAL AWARENESS --APRIL 2016--SBI PO --KUNDAN SIR PAPER I
 ANSWERS ARE GIVEN IN BOLD LETTERS.  
1 In line with the Indradhanush plan, PSU banks got Rs 25,000 cr in 2015-16 and will receive what amount in 2016-17?
1) Rs 10,000 cr 
2) Rs 20,000 cr
3) Rs 25,000 cr 
4) Rs 34,000 cr
5) Rs 40,000 cr 

2 Kachhabali village in which of the following states became the 1st in the state to vote to close down its lone liquor shop recently?
1) Bihar 
2) Rajasthan
3) Madhya Pradesh 
4) Andhra Pradesh
5) Karnataka 

3 The RBI has said that fixed-rate loans of up to what duration offered by lenders will have to be set based on their marginal cost of funding?
1) Three years 
2) Five years
3) Seven years 
4) Nine years
5) 10 years 

4 Faustin Archange Touadera took oath as the new elected president of which of the following countries recently?
1) Nigeria 
2) Central African Republic
3) Chad 
4) Cameroon
5) Ethiopia 

5 PM Narendra Modi recently launched Asia's biggest telescope located at Devasthal near Nainital in Uttarakhand which is developed with assistance of
1) Sweden 
2) US
3) Norway 
4) Belgium
5) France 

6 The govt has set a target of 175 Gigawatts of installed renewable energy capacity by 2022. Of this, what amount of energy is to come from solar power?
1) 50 GW 
2) 75 GW
3) 90 GW 
4) 100 GW
5) 150 GW 

7 The Centre has extended the basic customs duty on wheat imports for three months to protect farmers during harvesting season. The duty is imposed at
1) 5 per cent 
2) 10 per cent
3) 15 per cent 
4) 20 per cent
5) 25 per cent 

8 Name the legendary playback singer who entered Guinness World Records recently for recording highest number of songs in several languages.
1) Asha Bhosle 
2) P Susheela
3) Alka Yagnik 
4) Kavita Krishnamurthy
5) Sujatha Mohan 

9 The limit for long term FPIs in central govt securities will be enhanced to what amount from 4 Apr 2016?
1) Rs 44,100 cr 
2) Rs 50,000 cr
3) Rs 56,000 cr 
4) Rs 60,000 cr
5) Rs 65,000 cr 

10 The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has decided to provide interest on inoperative accounts from
1) 1 Apr 2016 
2) 1 May 2016
3) 1 Jun 2016 
4) 1 Sep 2016
5) 1 Apr 2017 

11 Which country will get a cheap $100-mn loan from the World Bank to help create 100,000 jobs for Syrian refugees and its own citizens?
1) Jordan 
2) Lebanon
3) Turkey 
4) Egypt
5) Armenia 

12 India has become the world’s fourth largest spender on defence according to the US research firm IHS Inc. The largest defence spender is
1) China 
2) Russia
3) Saudi Arabia 
4) Brazil
5) US 

13 The capital city of Cambodia is
1) Nassau 
2) Naypyidaw
3) Phnom Penh 
4) Belmopan
5) Gaborone

14 The host country of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup is
1) England 
2) Argentina
3) Germany 
4) France
5) India 

15 The 4th Nuclear Security Summit attended by PM Narendra Modi was held recently in
1) London 
2) Paris
3) Washington 
4) Brussels
5) Geneva 

16 The Central Board of Direct Taxes signed 11 unilateral APAs recently aimed at providing a predictable and non-adversarial tax regime. The term APA stands for
1) Accounted Pricing Agreement 
2) Audited Pricing Agreement
3) Appropriate Pricing Agreement 
4) Advance Pricing Agreement
5) None of these 

17 India will host the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in Nov in the city
1) Mumbai 
2) New Delhi
3) Kolkata 
4) Chennai
5) Hyderabad 

18 Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has been elected as the first female house speaker of the parliament of
1) Cuba 
2) Chile
3) Philippines 
4) Thailand
5) Vietnam 

19 14 Apr 2016 is being celebrated as the 125th birth anniversary of
1) Bhagat Singh 
2) Vallabhbhai Patel
3) Subhas Chandra Bose 
4) BR Ambedkar
5) Swami Vivekananda 

20 PM Narendra Modi will on Apr 5 inaugurate ‘Stand Up India’ initiative which is aimed at creating jobs and promoting entrepreneurship among
1) Women 
2) ST
3) SC 
4) All the above
5) Only 2) and 3) 

21 Name the shuttler who won women’s singles title of the 2016 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships recently.
1) Selena Piek 
2) Shin Seung Chan
3) Jung Kyung Eun 
4) Sayaka Sato
5) Sung Ji Hyun 

22 The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the ______ virus a global health emergency recently.
1) Ebola 
2) Dengue
3) Tuberculosis 
4) Swine Flu
5) Zika 

23 Which of the following countries topped the global confidence index for the fourth quarter of 2015 in a row as per research agency Nielsen?
1) US 
2) India
3) Thailand 
4) Indonesia
5) Philippines 

24 The Congress veteran Balram Jakhar died recently. He was the former
1) Governor of Madhya Pradesh 
2) Union Agriculture Minister
3) Lok Sabha speaker 
4) All the above
5) None of these 

25 SS Tarapore passed away in Mumbai recently. He was an economist and the former
1) governor of RBI 
2) deputy governor of the RBI
3) CMD of State Bank of India 
4) chairman of NABARD
5) CMD of SIDBI 

26 ______ has won the 61st National School Athletics championship held in Kozhikode, Kerala.
1) Maharashtra 
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Kerala 
4) Uttar Pradesh
5) Karnataka 

27 The Supreme Court has appointed a committee to sell assets of Pearls Agrotech Corporation Ltd (PACL) and refund Rs 49,000 cr to the investors under the chairmanship of
1) Mukul Mudgal 
2) Dipak Misra
3) RM Lodha 
4) Jagdish Singh Khehar
5) Anil R Dave 

28 Haryana and Ontario signed an MoU recently aimed at enhancing commercial and cultural ties. Ontario is a province of
1) US 
2) France
3) Germany 
4) Canada
5) Japan 

29 Name the Indian multinational IT firm rated as the world’s most powerful brand in Information Technology Services in the Brand Finance’s 2016 annual report.
1) Tata Consultancy Services 
2) Infosys
3) Wipro 
4) Tech Mahindra
5) HCL 

30 Which of the following Indian films recently bagged the Best First Foreign Film Award conferred by the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics 2016 (FSCC)?
1) PK 
2) Bajrangi Bhaijaan
3) Tanu Weds Manu Returns 
4) Titli
5) Piku 

31 Who among the following won the women’s singles title of the 2016 Miami Open tennis tournament?
1) Victoria Azarenka 
2) Svetlana Kuznetsova
3) Petra Kvitova 
4) Jelena Jankovic
5) Sania Mirza 

32 In a first, DCB Bank offered Aadhaar-based ATM transactions sans PIN recently. The private sector lender is headquartered in
1) Chennai 
2) Hyderabad
3) Kochi 
4) Mumbai
5) Kolkata 

33 Which of the following teams won the ICC Women’s World T-20 2016 title?
1) England 
2) Australia
3) West Indies 
4) India
5) South Africa 

34 The Development Bank KfW will provide loan assistance to metro system for Nagpur. The DfW bank is based in
1) France 
2) US
3) Germany 
4) Spain
5) Japan 

35 Kallol Roy has been appointed as the new CMD of
1) BARC 
2) NTPC
3) NHPC 
4) Power Finance Corporation
5) Bhartiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam

36 What is the full form of the term CBEC?
1) Central Board of Excise and Commerce 
2) Central Board of Export and Customs
3) Central Board of Excise and Customs
4) Central Board of Excise on Commodity
5) None of these 

37 The Govt extended the safeguard duty on some steel imports by two years, till Mar 2018. This is to protect domestic industry from onslaught of cheap supplies especially from
1) UK 
2) Japan
3) Malaysia 
4) Indonesia
5) China 

38 PM Narendra Modi visited TCS’ all-women IT centre in which of the following cities abroad recently?
1) Dubai 
2) Manama
3) Kuwait City 
4) Riyadh
5) Tehran 

39 What is India’s ranking among the world’s Top-Ten largest manufacturing countries as per the recent UNIDO report?
1) Third 
2) Fourth
3) Fifth 
4) Sixth
5) Seventh 

40 Azerbaijan announced a unilateral ceasefire against Armenian forces recently. The capital city of Azerbaijan is
1) Baku 
2) Manama
3) Luanda 
4) Tirana
5) Nassau 



41 The RBI in its first monetary policy review of FY17 pegged 2016-17 GDP growth forecast at
1) 8.3% 
2) 8.1%
3) 7.9% 
4) 7.6%
5) 7.3% 

42 The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu was hit with a 6.9 magnitude earthquake recently. The capital city of Vanuatu is
1) Santiago 
2) San Jose
3) Belmopan 
4) Nicosia
5) Port Vila 

43 India signed an agreement with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) recently. Which of the following is NOT one of the 56 members of IDB?
1) Saudi Arabia 
2) UAE
3) Egypt 
4) Kuwait
5) None of these 

44 The RBI announced its first monetary policy review of the financial year 2016-17 on 5 Apr. What is the new Repo rate?
1) 6.75% 
2) 6.50%
3) 6.25% 
4) 7%
5) 7.25% 

45 The RBI adjusted the reverse repo rate in its monetary policy review on 5 Apr. What is the new reverse repo rate?
1) 7% 
2) 6.5%
3) 6.75% 
4) 6.25%
5) 6% 

46 The RBI has reduced the minimum daily maintenance of the cash reserve ratio (CRR) from 95% of the requirement to _____ with effect from the fortnight beginning Apr 16.
1) 90% 
2) 85%
3) 80% 
4) 75%
5) 70% 

47 The RBI on 5 Apr cut the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate 0.75% to lower banks’ borrowing cost. The new MSF is
1) 8% 
2) 7.75%
3) 7.50% 
4) 7.25%
5) 7% 

48 Which of the following states on 5 Apr decided to impose a total ban on alcohol?
1) Haryana 
2) Punjab
3) Uttar Pradesh 
4) Uttarakhand
5) Bihar 

49 The National Maritime Day of India is observed on
1) 2 Apr 
2) 3 Apr
3) 5 Apr 
4) 6 Apr
5) 7 Apr 


50 Tran Dai Quang was sworn in as the new President of which of the following countries recently?
1) Chile 
2) Vietnam
3) Philippines 
4) Cambodia
5) Venezuela 

GENERAL AWARENESS --APRIL 2016--SBI PO --KUNDAN SIR PAPER I Reviewed by sambasivan srinivasan on 4:46:00 PM Rating: 5

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