SBI Clerk General Awareness Paper Set 1

Published on Monday, July 07, 2014
In a series of providing free study material for SBI Clerk exam. Today I am providing free question set for General Awareness section.

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General Awareness Paper Set

1.      India successfully test fired indigenous developed Akash missile, recently, which is a/an
a)      Air to surface missile
b)      Surface to air missile

c)      Air to air missile
d)      Submarine launched missile
e)      None of these

2.      The Nargis Datt Award for best feature film on national integration was given to which of the following films at the 61st National Film Awards recently?
a)      Ship of Theseus                            b) Fandry                                 c) Thalaimur aigal
d)   Jolly LLB                                      e) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

3.      Who among the following assumed charge as the deputy chief of air staff recently? He is tasked with steering all IAF modernization projects?
a)      SBP Sinha                                      b) Pradeep Vasant Naik                       c) Arup Raha
d)   Fali Homi Major                            e) None of these

4.      Name the embattled premier of Thailand who was dismissed recently from office by a court in the country that found him/her guilty in an abuse of power case.
a)      Thaksin Shinawatra                       b) Charupong Ruangsuwan      c) Thawil Pliensri
d)   Yingluck Shinawatra                     e) None of these

5.      Internet rate risk falls under which of the following categories of risks related to banks in India?
a)      Operational risk                            b) Market risk                          c) Credit risk
d)   Both (a) and (b)                             e) None of these

6.      The RBI has proposed a GIRO based payment system in India. What is the expanded form of GIRO?
a)      General Interlinked Recurring Order
b)      General Interbank Recurring Order
c)      General International Recurring Order
d)      General Instant Recurring Order
e)      General Integrated Recurring Order

7.      Which of the following states was adjudged to have the best land acquisition model in the country in the report prepared by consultancy firm Accenture on behalf of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) recently?
a)      Maharashtra                                  b) Gujarat                                c) Madhya Pradesh
d)   West Bengal                                  e) Tamilnadu

8.      Who among the following won the Spanish Grand Prix Formula One championship recently?
a) Nico Rosberg                                          b) Sebastian Vettel                   c) Fernando Alonso
d) Jenson Button                                          e) Lewis Hamilton

9.      The Finance Ministry has asked public sector banks to step up efforts for mobilizing low-cost CASA deposits and focus on recovery. What does CASA stand for?
a) Corporate Account, Savings Account
b) Current Account, Service Account
c) Customary Account, Savings Account
d) Current Account, Savings Account
e) None of these

10.  World Press Freedom Day is observed on which of the following dates?
a) 1 May                                  b) 3 May                                              c) 5 May
d) 8 May                                  e) 9 May

11.  As warned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently, which of the following  diseases has reemerged as a ‘public health emergency’ which was through toi be on the road to extinction?
a) Malaria                                b) Polio                                                            c) Small Pox
d) Chicken Pox                                    e) Tuberculosis

12.  The High Court of which of the following states has cancelled the appointment of 10,323 teachers in different categories recruited since 2010?
a) Tripura                                 b) Manipur                                           c) Meghalaya
d) Arunachal Pradesh               e) Assam

13.  According to a recent World Bank Report, India has emerged as the world’s third largest economy based on the purchasing power parity (PPP) in the year
a) 2005                                                b) 2007                                                            c) 2009
d) 2011                                                e) 2013

14.  Who among the following is NOT a deputy governor of the RBI at present?
a) Urjit Patel                             b) DK Mohanty                                               c) HR Khan
d) R Gandhi                              e) None of these

15.  India has drafted a national policy aimed at reducing its carbon emissions from deforestation. Which of the following statements is/are correct in this regard?
a) India has the 10th largest forest coverage in the world.
b) It is the world’s 5th largest carbon emitter.
c) It accounts for 5 percent of global greenhouse gases.
d) All the above
e) Only (a) and (c)

16.  The former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison for corrupt practices for the first time in the history of which of the following countries recently?
a) Spain                                   b) Norway                                           c) Canada
d) Holland                               e) Israel

17.  Which of the following gulf countries announced to abolish its controversial sponsorship system for foreign workers in a major labour reform recently?
a) Bahrain                                b) Saudi Arabia                                                c) UAE
d) Qatar                                   e) Kuwait

18. The World’s highest tunnel made for his-speed trains became operational at an altitude of 3607.4 meters in which of the following countries recently?
a) Switzerland                          b) China                                               c) Germany
d) France                                  e) None of these

19.  The name of Shiv Chowrasia is associated with which of the following games?
a) Billiards                               b) Squash                                             c) Golf
d) Polo                                      e) Bowling

20.  Delhi University’s professor GN Saibaba, a vociferous opponent of Operation Greenhunt, was arrested recently. The Operation Greenhunt is associated with which of the following?
a) Hunt for minerals in forest areas
b) Counter insurgency operations against the Maoists
c) Removing tribal population from national reserves
d) A deforestation drive to increase cultivable land acreage
e) None of these

21.  The RBI is all set to launch one billion plastic notes of Rs.10 denomination ina field trial in five cities selected for their geographical and climatic diversity. Which of the following cities is NOT among them?
a) Bhubaneswar                                   b) Jaipur                                              c) Mysore
d) Kochi                                               e) Chennai

22.  India suffered loss to Malaysia in Thomas Cup held in New Delhi recently. Thomas Cup is associated with which of the following games?
a) Women’s Tennis                             b) Men’s Tennis                                   c) Men’s badminton
d) Women’s badminton                       e) None of these

23.  Russi Mody, who passed away recently, was former chief of which of the following companies?
a) Tisco (now Tata Steel)
b) Telco (now Tata Motors)
c) Balco
d) Nalco
e) None of these

24.  Who among the following will be the next Army Chief as the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved his appointment recently?
a) Deepak Kapoor                    b) Dalbir Singh Suhag                          c) NC Vij
d) Joginder Jaswant Singh        e) None of these

25.  Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is preferred over other foreign fund inflows for which of the following reasons?
a) It brings in latest technology in the country.
b) It generates huge employment opportunities.
c) It improves international ties of the govt.
d) It stays in the country for at least five years
e) None of these

26.  The market borrowing programme of the state govts. Is finalized by the Central Govt. and which of the following?
a) National Development Council        b) SEBI                                                c) NABARD
d) Planning Commission                      e) None of these

27.  The UN-backed REDD + programme is associated with which of the following? It offers incentives for developing countries?
a) Encouraging cattle herding
b) Saving endangered species
c) Control and elimination of endemic diseases
d) Reduction in carbon emissions
e) None of these

28.  The ‘Nabhratna’ flying test bird aircraft was handed over to DRDO recently. It is developed by which of the following firms?
a) Mahindra Aerospace                       
b) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
c) Airbus India
d) Indian Rotocraft Limited (IRL)
e) None of these

29.  After a long wait and legal hurdles, which of the new airlines was granted the flying licence by aviation regulator DGCA recently?
a) Sky Jet Air                           b) Air Asia India                                  c) Club One Air
d) Blue Dart Aviation              e) None of these

30.  Finnish telecommunications equipment maker Nokia appointed who among the following as its President and CEO recently?
a) Ajay Banga                          b) Rajeev Suri                                      c) Stephen Elop
d) Risto Siilasmaa                    e) Rakesh Kapoor

31.  Telecom tribunal TDSAT uphel the plea to provide 3G intra-circle roaming services and quashed the cumulative penalty of Rs.1200 Cr. Imposed on which of the following three telecom companies recently?
a) Idea, Reliance and Airtel
b) Idea, Vodafone and Aircel
c) Idea, Vodafone and Airtel
d) Reliance, Vodafone and Airtel
e) None of these

32.  Which of the following countries successfully test-fired a shoirt range ballistic missile Hatf-III (Ghaznavi) recently?
a) Iran                                      b) Iraq                                                  c) Saudi Arabia
d) Pakistan                               e) Indonesia

33.  India has become the world’s fourth largest steel producer now. As of now, which of the following countries if the largest steel producer?
a) Japan                                   b) US                                                   c) China
d) Russia                                  e) Germany

34.  The new Companies Act mandates all NBFCs, which raise funds by issuing debentures, to maintain what percent of the funds in low-interest securities or SLR-backed instruments?
a) 5 percent                              b) 10 percent                                       c) 15 percent
d) 20 percent                           e) 25 percent

35.  The issue of fresh sescurities by an unlisted company for the first time is called
a) Exchange Traded Fund        b) Initial Public Offering                      c) Rights issue
d) Follow-on public offering   e) None of these

36.  Which of the following countries have agreed to join hands on an initiative for Kanchenjunga trans-boundary landscape to address biodiversity conservation in a sustainable way in the Himalayan region?
a) India, China and Bhutan
b) India, Nepal and Bangladesh
c) India, Nepal and Bhutan
d) China, Nepal and Bhutan
e) None of these

37.  With a view to improving the aesthetuic ambience along stations, the Railways plan to start a pilot project ‘Green Curtains’ at which of the following stations at first?
a) Jaipur                                   b) Agra                                                            c) New Delhi
d) All the above                                   e) Only (a) and (b)

38.  Which of the following countries was chosen to host 2019 Asian Games which withdrew its candidature citing financial problems recently?
a) Vietnam                               b) Philippines                                       c) Bangladesh
d) Thailand                              e) Indonesia

39.  India’s first aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, was sold to a ship-breaker for Rs.60 Cr. Recently. The Majestic-class aircraft carrier was purchased from which of the following countries in 1957?
a) UK                                       b) US                                                   c) Russia
d) France                                 e) Germany

40.  The book Dominant Finance and Stagnant Economies has been written by
a) Sunanda Sen                                    b) Ashok Banker                                 c) Durjoy Datta
d) Ravinder Singh                    e) Ashwin Sanghi

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

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