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General Awareness for SSC CGL

1. Which of the following statements is wrong related to Unified Payments Interface (UPI)?
1)  Currently in order to make payments in online, account number, account type, Bank name and IFSC code etc must be entered.
2)  This facility not available to private banks.
3)  To  initiate a transaction one can use two types of address – global or local.  The bank provides Virtual address similar to e-mail ID.
4)  Virtual address will allow, sending and receiving money from multiple banks and prepaid payment issuers is possible.
2. The benefit of UPI (Unified Payments Interface) system of transfer of money is….
1)  immediate money transfer through mobile device round the clock 24 X 7 and 365 days.
2)  single mobile application for accessing different bank accounts.
3)  scheduling PUSH and PULL Payments for various purposes.
4)  All of above are the unique benefits of UPI.
3. Which of the following statement is correct relating to the benefit for the Merchants, once UPI (Unified Payments Interface) introduced?
1)  Use of Virtual ID is more secure, no credential sharing
2) Single click authentication
3)  Single  Application for accessing different bank accounts
4)  All of above
4. Till now IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) is the faster mode of transfer of money. What is the additional benefit of UPI (Unified Payments Interface)?
1) Single click two factor authentication
2) Provides for a P2P Pull functionality
3) Single  APP for money transfer
4)  All of above are the additional benefits of UPI
5. RBI constituted the Board for Payment and Settlement Systems in ….
1) 2008             
2) 2007 
3) 2005
4) 2011             

6. NPCI is an umbrella organization for all retail payments system in India. It was incorporated in ……
1) 2010        
2) 2011
3) 2009
4) 2008        

7. To  take the banking services to every common man across the country, NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India) launched  ∗99# service.  The  ∗99# service worked on USSD channel. In this context, USSD stands for ………
1) Unity Supplementary Service Data
2) Unstructured Support Service Data
3) Unstructured Single Service Data
4)  Unstructured Supplementary Service Data

8.  Chillr and Federal Bank joined hands for cashless transactions. Chillr is a ….

1) Small Finance Bank
2) New Payment rank
3) Mobile banking application
4)  HDFC bank subsidiary Co-ordinated mutual fund company

9. Jawaharlal Nehru Port  Trust in Navi Mumbai signed an agreement with SBI and Development Bank of Singapore for ECB to the tune $400 Million. In this context, the term ECB stands for …..
1) Exit Commercial Borrowing
2) Elective commercial Borrowing
3) External Commercial Board
4) External Commercial Borrowing

10. 11th G – 20 summit concluded at….
1) Hangzhou of China   
2)  Tokyo of Japan
3) New Delhi of India    
4) Rome of Italy

11.British novelist Anita Brooknerpassed away recently. She won the Booker Prize for which of the following books?
1) Moon Tiger
2) The Blind Assassin
3) Hotel du Lac
4) Wolf Hall

12.The Nuclear Security Summit was held on March 31 and April 1, 2016 in which of the following cities?

1) The Hague, Netherlands
2) Seoul, South Korea
3) Washington D.C., USA
4) Beijing, China
13.The Indian national calendar is based on which of the following eras?
1) Vikram era
2) Christian era
3) Saka era
4) None of these

14.Which of the following rivers does not flow into Bay of Bengal?
1) Krishna
2) Godavari
3) Narmada
4) Ganga
15.The Fundamental Duties were added to the Indian constitution by which of the following amendments?
1) 24thamendment
2) 42ndamendment
3) 44thamendment
4) 36thamendment

16.Who among the following Indian rulers defeated Seleucus Nicator?
1) Bimbisara
2) Bindusara
3) Chandragupta Maurya
4) Ashoka

17.Who was fondly called “Madiba”?
1) Nelson Mandela
2) Martin Luther King Junior
3) Wangari Mathai
4) None of these

18.”Unbreakable” is the autobiography of which of the following sportspersons?
1) Saina Nehwal
2) Mary Kom
3) Sania Mirza
4) Karanam Malleswari

19.Who propounded the theory of economic drain of India during the British Imperialism?
1) Mahatma Gandhi
2) W.C. Banerjee
3) Dadabhai Naoroji
4) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

20.Who was the Vice President of the Constituent Assembly of India?
1) Rajendra Prasad
2) Pattabhi Seetaramayya
3) H.C. Mookherjee
4) T.T. Krishnamachari

21.Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by which of the following endocrine glands?
1) Pancreas
2) Pituitary
3) Hypothalamus
4) Adrenal

22.Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research is located in which of the following places?
1) Pune
2) Lucknow
3) Mumbai
4) Nagpur

23.In which State is Dudhwa National Park situated?
1) Uttarakhand
2) Madhya Pradesh
3) Uttar Pradesh
4) Chhattisgarh

24.Who was the first Governor General of India?
1) Warren Hastings
2) William Bentinck
3) Cornwallis
4) Dalhousie
25.The chemicals released by onespecies of animals to attract the other members of the same species are:
1) Hormones
2) Pheromones
3) Steroids
4) Nucleic acids
26.With which of the following fields is the name of Nobel laureate S. Chandrasekhar associated?
1) Fluid Mechanics
2) Chemistry
3) Physiology
4) Astrophysics
27.Cell or tissue death within aliving body is called:
1) Neoplasia
2) Neutrophilia
3) Necrosis
4) None of these
28.Insufficient supply of blood to anorgan or part of the human bodyis called:
1) Anemia
2) Hemostasis
3) Hemorrhage
4) Ischaemia
29.BCG vaccine is used against which of the following diseases?
1) Leprosy
2) Tuberculosis
3) Measles
4) Diphtheria

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