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BSC SEPTEMBER 2018 GENERAL AWARENESS QUESTION AND ANSWERS

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Test – IV : General / Economy / Banking Awareness
116. Which company has unveiled India’s first internet telephony service that will allow users to dial any telephone number in India through its mobile app “Wings” without using SIM?
a) MTNL   b) BSNL   c) Airtel   d) Vodafone   e) Reliance Jio
117. Surat is a large city in the west Indian state of Gujarat. The city is situated on the bank of which of the following rivers?
a) Tapi   b) Rapti   c) Narmada   d) Sabarmati   e) Ozat
118. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala is the present Chairman of which of the following financial institutions?
a) SIDBI   b) NABARD   c) EXIM Bank of India   d) NHB    e) NPCI
119. The release of linguistic data from the 2011 census indicates that Nagaland is the most linguistically diverse state in India. The capital of Nagaland is
a) Aizawl   b) Gangtok   c) Kohima   d) Agartala   e) Shillong
120. Sberbank is a leading bank which has its headquarters situated in
a) London   b) Seoul   c) Moscow   d) Johannesburg   e) Paris
121. The Hindi edition of the book ‘An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradiction’ named ‘Bharat Aur Uske Virodhabhas’ was launched recently. The book has been co-authored by Jean Dreze and
a) TN Srinivasan   b) Arvind Panagariya    c) Jagdish Bhagwati   d) Raghuram Rajan
e) Amartya Sen
122. Which of the following teams clinched the Kabaddi Masters title defeating Iran 44-26 in the summit clash in Dubai recently?
a) India   b) Pakistan   c) Bangladesh   d) Nepal   e) Afghanistan
123. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will set up a Civil Aviation Research Organisation (CARO) at Begumpet Airport in which city?
a) Hyderabad   b) Bengaluru   c) Gurugram   d) Pune   e) Mumbai
124. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) offers to banks, financial institutions, corporate and Govt a service termed as NACH, which includes both debit and credit. The term NACH means
a) National Advanced Clearing House   b) National Augmented Clearing House
c) National Automated Clearing House   d) National Aggregate Clearing House
e) National Accredited Clearing House
125. The RBI recently imposed a monetary penalty of 40 lakh on which bank for non-compliance of its directions on detection and impounding of counterfeit notes?
a) PNB   b) SBI   c) BoB    d) Canara Bank   e) Vijaya Bank
126. The Upper House Rajya Sabha has entered into an MoU for the first time with a foreign counterpart for promoting inter-parliamentary dialogue. The MoU has been signed with
a) Uganda   b) Paraguay   c) Rwanda   d) Kenya   e) Chile
127. Asian trade ministers met recently in Japan for creating what could be the world’s biggest trading bloc. It has been named
a) Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
b) Regional Cooperative Economic Partnership
c) Regional Collective Economic Partnership
d) Regional Constructive Economic Partnership   e) None of these
128. Which of the following days is observed on the first Saturday in Jul every year?
a) International Day Against Nuclear Tests   b) International Day of Cooperatives
c) World Humanitarian Day   d) International Youth Day   e) World Youth Skills Day
129. The Indian Financial System Code or IFSC is an 11-digit alpha-numeric code that uniquely identifies a bank branch. This code is compatible with which of the following?
a) IMPS   b) NEFT   c) RTGS   d) All the above   e) Only b) and c)
130. The NABARD has sanctioned 735.53 cr under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) to which state for the first quarter of 2018-19?
a) Bihar   b) Uttar Pradesh   c) Maharashtra   d) West Bengal   e) Jharkhand
131. Satyarup Siddhanta has become the second Indian mountaineer to climb Mt Ojos del Salado, the highest volcano in the world located in/on
a) Italyy   b) Indonesia   c) South Africa   d) Argentina-Chile border   e) China-Mongolia border
132. The Payments Council of India (PCI), an apex body representing companies in payments and settlement system, has appointed who among the following as its new chairman?
a) Sangram Singh   b) Sameer Nigam   c) Vishal Mehta   d) Sachin Bansal   e) Vishwas Patel
133. The Human Resource Development Ministry granted the institution of eminence status to which of the following institutions recently?
a) IISc Bangalore   b) IIT Bombay   c) IIT Delhi   d) Jio Institute   e) All the above
134. What does letter ‘R’ stand for in the term LIBOR as used in banking/economic parlance?
a) Region   b) Resource   c) Rate   d) Ratio   e) Receipt
135. The new 10 denomination banknote released by the RBI bears the signature of RBI Governor Dr Urjit R Patel and has on the reverse side the motif of the
a) Sanchi Stupa   b) Hampi with Cahariot   c) Char Minar   d) Sun Temple of Konark
e) Lal Quila
136. India jumped three places to reach 57th spot on the 2018 Global Innovation Index (GII) rankings. The 2018 GII is topped by
a) China   b) Switzerland   c) Finland   d) South Korea   e) Sweden
137. Which of the following cities recently unveiled the world’s first all-digital psychedelic art museum?
a) New York   b) Shanghai   c) London   d) Tokyo   e) Manila
138. According to the figures released by the World Bank for 2017, what is India’s position as the world’s biggest economy with its GDP touching USD 2.597 tn in 2017?
a) Third   b) Fourth   c) Fifth    d) Sixth   e) Seventh
139. Which of the following pairs of new banknotes issued by the RBI, their colours and their dimensions is NOT matched correctly?
a) 10 – Chocolate brown – 63 mm x 123 mm   b)  50 – Fluorescent blue – 66 mm x 135 mm
c)  200 – Bright yellow – 66 mm x 146 mm   d)  500 – Stone grey – 66 mm x 150 mm
e)  2000 – Magenta – 66 mm x 173 mm
140. The former IAS officer GC Chaturvedi was appointed as non-executive Chairman of which of the following banks recently?
a) HDFC Bank   b) Federal Bank   c) YES Bank   d) ICICI Bank   e) Axis Bank
141. The Rajmahal Coalfield is located in which of the following states?
a) Jharkhand   b) West Bengal   c) Odisha   d) Assam   e) Sikkim
142. In which of the following states, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy recently announced a mega  340-bn farm loan waiver scheme while presenting the state budget?
a) Tamil Nadu   b) Kerala   c) Karnataka   d) Andhra Pradesh   e) Telangana
143. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit was held recently in its headquarters in Brussels, the capital city of
a) Bulgaria   b) Sweden   c) Greece   d) Finland   e) Belgium
144. Vijay Srinivas has been appointed as the new Director and General Manager of the United India Insurance Company Ltd. The headquarters of the UIICL is located in
a) New Delhi   b) Mumbai   c) Bengaluru   d) Hyderabad   e) Chennai
145. ________ is an instrument denominated in Indian Rupees in the form of a depository receipt created by a domestic depository against the underlying equity of issuing company to enable foreign companies to raise funds from the Indian securities markets.
a) IDR   b) Commercial paper   c) LAF   d) Promissory note   e) MSF
146. The Bhutanese Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay visited New Delhi recently. The currency of Bhutan is
a) Ngultrum   b) Baht   c) Rand   d) Togrog   e) Bolivar
147. The No. 45 Squadron Indian Air Force is based at Sulur, Tamil Nadu. The squadron operates which of the following fighter planes?
a) Rafale   b) MIG35   c) Sukhoi 30 MKI   d) HAL Tejas   e) Mirage 2000
148. Which of the following Union Ministries runs the TOPS scheme?
a) Home Ministry   b) Sports Ministry   c) HRD Ministry   d) Commerce Ministry
e) Finance Ministry
149. The term ARPU or Average Revenue Per User is a measure used primarily by companies operating in
a) Banking   b) Insurance   c) Telecom   d) Automobiles   e) Courier
150. The high-level committee on restructuring stressed assets and creating more value for public sector banks (PSBs) submitted its report recently. The Committee was headed by
a) R Gandhi   b) HR Khan   c) Kamalesh Chandra Chakrabarty   d) Anand Sinha   e) Sunil Mehta
151. The former PNB executive T Latha was appointed as the new MD and CEO of which of the following private sector banks recently?
a) IndusInd Bank   b) Federal Bank   c) Axis Bank   d) Kotak Mahindra Bank
e) Dhanalaxmi Bank
152. Which of the following teams won the Champions Trophy hockey in Breda, the Netherlands recently?
a) Malaysia   b) Pakistan   c) Japan   d) India   e) Australia
153. Which of the following state govts has launched an outstanding power bill waiver scheme and subsidized power scheme ‘Sambal’ for labourers and poor families?
a) Rajasthan   b) Karnataka   c) Madhya Pradesh   d) Maharashtra   e) Haryana
154.Which of the following biosphere reserves is situated in the state of Meghalaya?
 a) Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve   b) Nokrek Biosphere Reserve
c) Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve   d) Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve
e) Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
155. Which state has topped the ease of doing business rankings in terms of obtaining utility permit as per the State Business Reform Assessment 2018 released recently by the DIPP?
a) Uttar Pradesh   b) Andhra Pradesh   c) Uttarkhand   d) West Bengal   e) Karnataka
ANSWERS
116.(b)            117. (a)           118. (b)           119. (c)           120. (c)           121. (e)            122. (a)
123. (a)           124. (c)           125. (b)           126. (c)           127. (a)           128. (b)            129.(d)
130. (d)           131. (d)           132. (e)           133. (e)           134. (c)           135. (d)            136. (b)
137. (d)           138. (d)           139. (e)           140. (d)           141. (a)           142. (c)            143. (e)
144. (e)           145. (a)           146. (a)           147. (d)           148. (b)           149. (c)            150. (e)
151. (e)           152. (e)           153. (c)           154. (b)           155. (a)

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