May 20, 2019

GENERAL AWARENESS IMPORTANT QUESTIONS FOR 2019 EXAMS

1. What was the Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection in Feb 2019?
1. Rs 91,247 cr 
2. Rs 93,247 cr
3. Rs 95,247 cr 
4. Rs 97,247 cr
5. Rs 99,247 cr

2. The govt infused Rs 5,042 cr into which of the following public sector banks ahead of merger of two other public sector lenders with it?
1. State Bank of India 
2. Allahabad Bank
3. Corporation Bank 
4. Canara Bank
5. Bank of Baroda

3. Justice (Retd.) DK Jain will be BCCI's ad-hoc Ethics Officer. The three-member Committee of Administrators (COA) that runs BCCI is headed by
1. Vinod Rai 
2. Ravi Thodge
3. Vikram Limaye
4. Ramachandra Guha 
5. Diana Edulji

4. Which among the following teams won the 2019 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament?
1. India 
2. Malaysia
3. South Korea 
4. Pakistan 
5. Japan

5. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih recently said that former President Abdulla Yameen is the most tyrannical ruler in the history. Solih is the present President of
1. Yemen 
2. Maldives 
3. Syria
4. Indonesia 
5. Malaysia

6. _____ will issue equivalency to all Indian degrees that match the set criteria. It will give a huge relief for expats in getting jobs in the Gulf country.
1. UAE 
2. Saudi Arabia
3. Qatar 
4. Iraq 
5. Kuwait

7. President Ram Nath Kovind recently participated in a community reception at Santiago, the capital of
1. Peru 
2. Colombia
3. Kenya 
4. Romania 
5. Chile

8. The govt has extended the last date to link Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar number by six months till 
1. 30 Jun 2019 
2. 30 Jul 2019
3. 30 Aug 2019 
4. 30 Sep 2019
5. 30 Oct 2019

9. The World Autism Awareness Day is observed every year on which date?
1. 02 Apr 
2. 12 Apr
3. 20 Apr
4. 22 Apr 
5. 30 Apr

10. Which of the following was the world's biggest oil producer in 2018 as per the ratings agency Fitch?
1. BP 
2. Total 
3. Shell
4. ADNOC
5. Aramco

11. The new imperial era of which country, to begin on May 1 with Crown Prince Naruhito becoming emperor, will be called Reiwa?
1. Netherlands 
2. Japan
3. Cambodia 
4. Thailand 
5. Spain

12. Nirav Modi, the main accused in the $2-bn Punjab National Bank fraud case, was arrested in which of the following countries recently?
1. Jamaica
2. Peru 
3. Chile
4. UK 
5. US

13. PS Jayakumar is the present MD and CEO of which of the following public sector banks?
1. Bank of Baroda 
2. State Bank of India
3. Corporation Bank
4. Indian Overseas Bank 
5. Indian Bank

14. The govt has awarded the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for Coorg Arabica, Wayanaad Robusta, Chikmagalur Arabica, Araku Valley Arabica and Bababudangiris Arabica. These are the varieties of
1. Tea 
2. Rice 
3. Coffee
4. Maize 
5. Turmeric

15. The Union Cabinet has approved the creation of additional posts in the NCLAT. In the term NCLAT, letter 'C' stands for
1. Corporate 
2. Copyright
3. Chartered 
4. Conversion 
5. Company

16. Who among the following won the ATP Miami Open 2019?
1. John Isner
2. Roger Federer
3. Dominic Thiem 
4.Kevin Anderson
5. Rafael Nadal

17. Abdelaziz Bouteflika has announced to resign before his mandate expires. He is the present President of
1. Bolivia 
2. Eretria
3. Estonia 
4. Algeria 
5. Namibia

18. ISRO's launch vehicle PSLV-C45 placed 28 foreign satellites and an intelligence satellite in their orbits recently. The primary satellite in the rocket was
1. INTELSAT 
2. EMISAT
3. VISIONSAT 
4. VIEWSAT
5. INDOSAT

19. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat went on a four-day tour to which country recently to discuss issues of mutual interest in military cooperation?
1. US 
2. Russia 
3. China
4. Japan 
5. Australia

20. India and Chile have agreed to work together to strengthen the global response
to defeat and destroy terrorism. The currency of Chile is
1. Krona 
2. Sol 
3. Peso
4. Rand 
5. Pound

21. Which of the following electronic mail services completed 15 years in service on 1 Apr 2019?
1. Gmail 
2. Zoho Mail
3. Outlook.com 
4. Mail.com
5. Yahoo! Mail

22. Which of the following has become the second largest state-owned lender after merging Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank into itself?
1. State Bank of India
2. Corporation Bank 
3. Bank of Baroda
4. Bank of India
5. Canara Bank

23. The goods and services tax (GST) collections for Mar 2019 hit a record high of
1. Rs 1.02 lakh-cr 
2. Rs 1.06 lakh-cr
3. Rs 1.09 lakh-cr 
4. Rs 1.13 lakh-cr
5. Rs 1.16 lakh-cr

24. The growth of eight core industries slowed down to _______ in Feb 2019.
1. 1.9 per cent 
2. 2.1 per cent
3. 2.3 per cent
4. 2.5 per cent
5. 2.7 per cent

25. Which of the following countries recently approved sale of 24 MH 60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters to India?
1. Norway 
2. Sweden 
3. France
4. Germany 
5. US

26. Abdelaziz Bouteflika recently resigned as the President of
1. Algeria 
2. Somalia
3. Nigeria 
4. Estonia 
5. Cambodia

27. The growth in global trade volumes is likely to slow down to 2.6 per cent in 2019 as per the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The present Director-General of WTO is
1. David Malpass 
2. Jim Yong Kim
3. Tedros Adhanom 
4. Jerome Powell
5. Roberto Azevedo


28. _______ recently announced that it is targeting to double the proportion of women working on its shopfloor to 10 per cent of the total workforce by 2025.
1. RIL 
2. Infosys
3. Tata Steel 
4. Wipro 
5. JSW Steel

29. According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), India is set to grow at what per cent in the current fiscal on strengthening consumption?
1. 7 per cent 
2. 7.2 per cent
3. 7.4 per cent 
4. 7.5 per cent
5. 7.6 per cent

30. Amitabh Chaudhry is the present chief executive officer of which of the following private sector banks?
1. Federal Bank 
2. IndusInd Bank
3. YES Bank 
4. Axis Bank 
5. IDBI Bank

31. According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Pakistan's economic growth is set to slump further to___in the fiscal year 2019.
1. 3.6 per cent 
2. 3.9 per cent
3. 4.2 per cent 
4. 4.5 per cent
5. 4.8 per cent

32. Pakistan could be blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) soon. The FATF is an intergovernmental organization based in
1. Rome 
2. Geneva
3. Perth
4. London
5. Paris

33.In Mozambique, a vaccination campaign has been launched after Cyclone Idai batter ed the
nation. The capital of Mozambique is
1. Baku 
2. Manama
3.Nassau 
4. Maputo
5. Yerevan

34.Which country recently introduced harsh new sharia laws that make adultery and homsexuality punishable? Bandar Seri Begawan is its capital.
1. Indonesia 
2. Malaysia
3. Brunei 
4. Libya 
5. Yemen

35. President Ram Nath Kovind returned from a three-nation visit to Croatia, _______ and Chile recently.
1. Bolivia 
2. Peru 
3. Paraguay
4. Brazil
5. Ecuador

36. The govt in 2015 launched FAME-India Scheme. In the term FAME, letter 'F' stands for
1. Functional 
2. Full 
3. Formal
4. Fractional 
5. Faster

37. ______ launched the world's first fully-fledged 5G mobile networks recently. 
1. China 
2. US
3. Germany
4. South Korea 
5. France

38. Which of the following books has been authored by the former Reserve Bank Governor YV Reddy?
1. Fault Lines 
2. I Do What I Do
3. Indian Fiscal Federalism
4. The Squam Lake Report
5. The Third Pillar

39. Who among the following is the present Managing Director & CEO of the IDBI Bank? The RBI has categorised it as a private sector bank for regulatory purposes.
1. KP Nair 
2. Rakesh Sharma
3. GM Yadwadkar 
4. Pankaj Jain
5. Sudhir Shyam

40. The International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is observed every year on which date?
1. 04 Apr 
2. 14 Apr
3. 24 Apr 
4. 28 Apr 
5. 30 Apr

41. The rating agency Fitch has forecasted a growth of _____ in the fiscal year ending Mar 2020 (FY20) for India.
1. 6.6 per cent
2. 6.8 per cent
3. 7 per cent 
4. 7.2 per cent
5. 7.4 per cent

42. The RBI, on 4 Apr, cut the repurchase rate by 25 basis points. Now, the reverse repo rate stands adjusted at
1. 6.50 per cent
2. 6.25 per cent
3. 6 per cent 
4. 5.75 per cent
5. 5.50 per cent

43. In a bid to further improve the cash position of banks, RBI has tweaked LCR norms. Here, the term LCR means
1. Liability Coverage Ratio
2. Liquidity Cushion Ratio
3. Liability Convergence Ratio
4. Longevity Coverage Ratio
5. Liquidity Coverage Ratio

44. _______ has conferred the prestigious Zayed Medal on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the highest decoration awarded to kings, presidents and heads of states.
1. Iran 
2. Iraq 
3. UAE
4. Qatar 
5. Saudi Arabia

45. The marginal standing facility (MSF) is a window for banks to borrow from the RBI in an emergency situation when inter-bank liqui dity dries up completely. Current MSF rate is
1. 6.25 per cent 
2. 6.50 per cent
3. 6.75 per cent 
4. 7 per cent
5. 7.25 per cent

46. The Indian Army recently built the longest suspension bridge (260-feet long) over Indus river in
1. Shimla 
2. Srinagar
3. Ladakh 
4. Rajouri 
5. Poonch

47. ___, in Apr 2018, became the first city in the country to leapfrog from Euro-IV grade petrol and diesel to Euro-VI grade fuels.
1. Mumbai 
2. Bengaluru
3. Chennai 
4. Pune 
5. New Delhi

48. Which political party has announced to implement a minimum income scheme called Nyuntam Aay Yojna (Nyay)?
1. BJP 
2. Congress
3. CPI
4. BSP 
5. Janata Dal (U)

49.India has decided to set up IndiaAfrica Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development (IAIARD) in
1. Mozambique 
2. Zimbabwe
3. Botswana 
4. Malawi
5. Zambia

50. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was sworn in as the new President of which of the following countries recently?
1. Kazakhstan 
2. Tajikistan
3. Turkmenistan 
4. Uzbekistan
5. Kyrgyzstan

ANSWERS
1. 4 2. 5 3. 1 4. 3 5. 2
6. 1 7. 5 8. 4 9. 1 10. 5
11. 2 12. 4 13. 1 14. 3 15. 5
16. 2 17. 4 18. 2 19. 1 20. 3
21. 1 22. 3 23. 2 24. 2 25. 5
26. 1 27. 5 28. 3 29. 2 30. 4
31. 2 32. 5 33. 4 34. 3 35. 1
36. 5 37. 4 38. 3 39. 2 40. 1
41. 2 42. 4 43. 5 44. 3 45. 1
46. 3 47. 5 48. 2 49. 4 50. 1

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