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SBI Clerk Important General Awareness Questions

Published on Tuesday, July 01, 2014
As all of you might know that I have started SBI Clerk Preparation Series. In this series I am share free study material for exam preparations. Today I am sharing important questions for General Awareness section of SBI Clerk exam.
  • A new purple mineral with a unique makeup discovered from a remote part of Australia recently – Putnisite
  • Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh – Nabam Tuki
  • Chief Minister of Bihar – Jitan Ram Manjhi
  • Chief Minister of Odisha – Naveen Patnaik
  • Chief Minister of Sikkim – Pawan Chamling
  • Earth Day – 22 April
  • India’s first indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range missile – Astra
  • India’s own payment gateway launched recently – Ru Pay
  • India’s ranking in the State of World’s Mothers’ Index 2014 – 137th
  • Insurance Day is celebrated in India on – April 19
  • International Jazz Day – 30 April
  • International Nurses Day (IND) – 12 May
  • Number of Parliamentary and Assembly seats respectively in the new state of Telangana – 17 and 119
  • The 2014 World Car of the Year – Audi A3
  • The annual exercise conducted between the US and the Philippines – Balikatan
  • The automaker in the US which will pay a record $35 mn fine over faulty ignition switches – General Motors
  • The best paid player in the world playing with Barcelona team – Lionel Messi
  • The candidate who won the election with a margin of 5.7 lakh votes recently – Narendra Modi, Vadodara
  • The car model which has became only the second in India to cross 25 lakh unit sales mark inn domestic market – Alto
  • The chairman of the RBI panel on credit information which submitted its report recently – Aditya Puri
  • The chairman of the RBI panel which released Draft Report on ‘Pricing of Credit’ recently – Anand Sinha
  • The chairman of the RBI’s committee constituted to review the governance of boards of banks in India – P J Nayak
  • The chairman of the SIT appointed by the SC to probe black money – MB Shah
  • The city declared the most polluted city in the 2014 version of the Ambient Air Pollution (AAP) by the WHO – Delhi
  • The city where the fourth meet of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia  (CICA) was held recently – Shanghai
  • The company which topped the Forbes list of the world’s 2000 largest and most powerful public companies – Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • The country from which India’s first aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, was sourced in 1957 – UK
  • The country that successfully test-fired a short-range ballistic missile Hatf-III (Ghaznavi) recently – Pakistan
  • The country to which the former Chief of the Air Staff NAK Browne has been appointed India’s Ambassador – UK
  • The country where a recent massive landslide claimed hundreds of lives – Afghanistan
  • The country where at least 300 people were killed in a coal mine explosion and fire recently – Turkey
  • The country where Boko Haram militants abducted more than 200 school girls recently – Nigeria
  • The country where citizens rejected adopting world’s highest minimum wage (25 dollars an hour) in a referendum recently – Switzerland
  • The country where paleontologists have discovered fossils of the largest dinosaur ever to roam the earth – Argentina
  • The country where the military has imposed martial law amid a political crisis – Thailand
  • The country where the world’s biggest bio-bank imaging study is being conducted – UK
  • The country where the world’s highest tunnel for high-speed trains became operational at an altitude of 3,607.4 metres recently – China
  • The country which announced to abolish its controversial sponsorship system for foreign workers – Qatar      
  • The country which has become Africa’s biggest economy – Nigeria
  • The country which has set up a Special Police Force to handle religious disputes – Sri Lanka
  • The country which signed a 10 year pact with the US to allow a bigger US military presence in its territory – Philippines
  • The country with which Russia signed a major gas deal recently – China
  • The Earth-sized planet discovered by the US space agency NASA which may sustain life – Kepler-186f
  • The economies of the world declared world’s most expensive economies in a recent ranking by the World Bank – Switzerland and Norway
  • The embattled premier of Thailand dismissed from the office by a court recently – Yingluck Shinawatra
  • The film which won the Best Picture Award at the IIFA Award 2014 – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
  • The firm which leads the list of 54 Indian firms in the recently released Forbes ‘Global 2000’ list – Reliance Industries
  • The first woman to command a UN peacekeeping force – Kristin Lund
  • The flying test bed (FTB) aircraft developed by HAL and handed over to DRDO recently – Nabhratna
  • The game Shiv Chowrasia is associated with – Golf
  • The group with which India is negotiating the Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) – EU
  • The headquarters of the IMF – Washington
  • The Indian satellite that retired after remaining 10 years in orbit – INSAT-3E
  • The institution which is co-terminus with the Union Govt. – Planning Commission
  • The International Commonwealth Championships 2014 was held recently in – Perth
  • The internet browser whose vulnerability is referred by ‘Operation Clandestine Fox’ – Internet Explorer (IE)
  • The island which became the first island in the world fully energy self-sufficient through combined water and wind power – El Hierro
  • The issue of fresh securities by an unlisted company for the first time – Initial Public Offering
  • The largest milk-producing state in India as of now – Uttar Pradesh
  • The militant group on which the Union Home Ministry extended the ban for five year – LTTE
  • The new airline granted the flying licence by aviation regulator DGCA recently – Air Asia India
  • The new CEO of Ford Motors – Mark Fields
  • The new Deputy Chief of the Air Staff – SBP Sinha
  • The new name of the ING Vysya Life Insurance Company Limited – Exide Life Insurance
  • The new President and CEO of Nokia – Rajeev Suri
  • The new President of Panama – Juan Carlos Varela
  • The newly elected President of Rajasthan Cricket Association – Lalit Modi
  • The newly elected President of South Africa – Jacob Zuma
  • The next Army Chief appointed recently – Dalbir Singh Suhag
  • The outstanding Asian Men’s Player of the Year 2013 adjudged by the Asian Squash Federation – Saurav Ghosal
  • The person who replaced Anand Sinha as the new RBI deputy governor – R Gandhi
  • The persons who have topped the recent list of UK billionaires – Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja
  • The present secretary General of the ASEAN group – Le Luong Minh
  • The Prime Minister of South Korea who tendered his resignation over ferry accident – Chung Hong-won
  • The professional Footballers Association player of the year for 2013-14 – Luis Suarez
  • The project associated with submarine programme of the Indian Navy – Project- 75 India
  • The province of Aghanistan where a devastating landslide buried a village recently – Badakhshan
  • The RBI has announced to launch much-awaited plastic currency notes of Rs.10 from – 2015
  • The scientists who first theorized the technique to turn light into matter in 1934 – Gregory Breit and John Wheeler
  • The space agency from which AFGHANSAT 1 – Eutelsat, EU
  • The state where a major field exercise by the Army, codenamed ‘Sarvada Vijay’ was conducted recently – Rajasthan
  • The state where the High Court cancelled the appointment of 10,323 teachers recently – Tripura
  • The state where the SC banned ‘jallikattu’ (bull fighting) and bullock cart racing, recently – Tamil Nadu
  • The state which topped in creation of new jobs during the six years between 2004 and 2011 as per the latest NSSO data – West Bengal
  • The state which was adjudged to have the best land acquisition model in the report prepared by consultancy firm Accenture on behalf of DIPP – Gujarat
  • The state whose co-operative bank became the first cooperative bank of the country to launch its own ‘Ru Pay’ ATM-cum-debit card recently – Himachal Pradesh
  • The Steel Man of India and former chief of Tisco (now Tata Steel) who passed away recently – Russi Mody
  • The stock exchange which ceased to exist from May 30 – Madras Stock Exchange
  • The surface-to-air missile successfully test-fired by India recently – Akash
  • The team which clinched the 20th Senior National Women’s Football Championships – Manipur
  • The three time Formula One champion who passed away recently – Sir Jack Brabham
  • The top export destination for India’s mangoes – UAE
  • The two states which together account for about half of the total mango production in India – Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh
  • The winner of the 2014 Indonesian Masters gold tournament – Anirban Lahiri
  • The winner of the inaugural I-League football championships – Bengaluru FC
  • The winner of the prestigious Goldman Environment Prize called the Green Nobel for 2014 – Ramesh Agrawal
  • The winner of the Spanish Grand Prix 2014 – Lewis Hamilton
  • The winner of the women’s singles title at the Rome Masters tennis tournament – Serena Williams
  • The winners of the WTA Portugal Open 2014 women’s doubles title – Sania Mirza and Cara Black
  • The world’s biggest military spender – US
  • The world’s third-largest economy by PPP as per a World Bank report – India
  • Thomas cup is associated with – Men’s Badminton
  • Uber cup is associated with – Women’s Badminton
  • Winner of the World Women’s Senior Snooker Championship 2014 – Chitra Magimairaj
  • World Intellectual Property Day – 26 April
  • World Press Freedom Day – 3 May
  • World’s largest steel producer – China
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