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General Awareness for Bank PO, CLERK Exam & Other Competitive Exams

1. P.V. Sindhu won the Korea Open Super Series badminton title in Seoul on September 17, 2017. Whom did she defeat in the final?
1) Minatsu Mitani
2) He Bingjiao
3) Nitchanon Jindapol
4) Nozomi Okuhara
5) Akane Yamaguchi

2. Which city was selected as the host city of the 2024 Summer Olympics on September 13, 2017?
1) Los Angeles
2) Paris
3) Hamburg
4) Budapest
5) Rome

3. Saima Wazed Hossain has been appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Autism in South East Asia Region. She belongs to:
1) Malaysia
2) Indonesia
3) Bangladesh
4) Pakistan
5) Brunei

4. T.R. Zeliang was sworn in as the Chief Minister of which of the following north eastern States in July 2017?
1) Manipur
2) Tripura
3) Meghalaya
4) Nagaland
5) Mizoram

5. Who is the current Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)?
1) Justice Dipak Misra
2) Justice Ranjan Gogoi
3) Justice R.M. Lodha
4) Justice Kurian Joseph
5) Justice Madan Lokur

6. Where was the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue held in June 2017?
(IISS stands for International Institute for Strategic Studies)
1) Beijing
 2) Shanghai
3) Singapore
4) Hong Kong
5) Guangzhou

7. Who is the author of the book “Lone Fox Dancing: My Autobiography”?
1) Ruskin Bond
2) J.K. Rowling
3) Anita Desai
4) Salman Rushdie
5) Rudyard Kipling

8. President Donald Trump has appointed Indian-American Krishna R Urs as the United States Ambassador to:
1) South Korea
2) South Africa
3) Mauritius
4) Peru
5) Mexico

9. Ben Gurion International Airport is near which of the following cities?
1) Damascus
2) Amman
3) Tel Aviv
4) Tehran
5) Riyadh

10. Simone Veil, the first elected President of the European Parliament, passed away on June 30, 2017. She belonged to:
1) France
2) Netherlands
3) Spain
4) Ireland
5) Germany

11. Which of the following is awarded to scientists who pursue advances in communications and information technology for the development of humanity?
1) Pulitzer Prize
2) Mercury Prize
3) Marconi Prize
4) Emmy Award
5) Grammy Award

12. Who was honored with the RedInk Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism in June 2017?
1) Vinod Dua
2) Dharmendra Jore
3) Prannoy Roy
4) Sreenivasan Jain
5) R.K. Radhakrishnan

13. Which is the highest mountain in Europe?
1) Mont Blanc
2) Mount Elbrus
3) Belukha Mountain
4) Mount Etna
5) Aneto

14. John Avildsen passed away on June 16, 2017. He won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1977 for the film?
1) Neighbors
2) Inferno
3) The Karate Kid
4) Rocky
5) Save the Tiger

15. Miguel d’ Escoto Brockmann, ex-President of the United Nations General Assembly, passed away on June 8, 2017. He served as Foreign Minister of:
1) Panama
2) Nicaragua
3) Norway
4) Portugal
5) Spain

16. Puerto Rico has been under the control of which of the following countries since 1898?
1) Spain
2) Argentina
3) Mexico
4) USA
5) France

17. Which country is home to Al Udeid Air Base, a crucial hub for the United States air campaign against ISIS?
1) Saudi Arabia
2) Yemen
3) Qatar
4) Bahrain
5) UAE

18. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has announced that the Bank’s third Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors will be held in June 2018 in:
1) Seoul
2) Mumbai
3) Beijing
4) Moscow
5) Hanoi

19. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the campus of APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University in June 2017 in:
1) Lucknow
2) Coimbatore
3) Bhubaneswar
4) Gandhinagar
5) Chennai

20. The South Pars/North Dome field is the world’s largest natural gas field. Which two countries share ownership of the field?
1) Iran and Qatar
2) Saudi Arabia and Iraq
3) Iraq and Syria
4) Iraq and Jordan
5) Saudi Arabia and Yemen

21. RBI has reconstituted Oversight Committee (OC) to deal with rising bad loans. Who is the Chairman of this Committee?
1) Pradeep Kumar
2) Janaki Ballabh
3) MBN Rao
4) S. Raman
5) None of these

22. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is a European Union financial regulatory institution. It is located in:
1) Brussels
2) Paris
3) Strasburg
4) Vienna
5) Rome

23. Central Scientific Instruments Organization (CSIO) is situated in which of the following cities?
1) Lucknow
2) New Delhi
3) Chandigarh
4) Faridabad
5) Jaipur

24. Asian Development Bank (ADB) and which of the following public sector banks have signed a $100 million loan that will finance large solar rooftop systems on industrial and commercial buildings throughout India on May 30, 2017?
1) Andhra Bank
2) Bank of Baroda
3) Oriental Bank of Commerce
4) Punjab National Bank
5) State Bank of India

25. World Refugee Day is held every year on:
1) May 20
2) June 20
3) July 20
4) August 20
5) None of these

26. Reenat Sandhu has been appointed as the Ambassador of India to which of the following countries in June 2017?
1) Slovenia
2) Denmark
3) Italy
4) Portugal
5) Slovakia

27. With a population density of 44,500 people per square kilometer, which is the most crowded city on the planet?
1) Dhaka
2) Medellin
3) Manila
4) Casablanca
5) Lagos

28. Two Indian cities have been named among the world’s most crowded, as per World Economic Forum (WEF). One is Mumbai and the other city is:
1) Surat
2) New Delhi
3) Hyderabad
4) Kota
5) Kolkata

29. Kibera is the biggest slum in Africa. In which country is it situated?
(Kibera houses about 2, 50,000 people)
1) Somalia
2) Rwanda
3) Kenya
4) Zimbabwe
5) Nigeria

30. Who is the author of the book “Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister”?
1) Jairam Ramesh
2) Shekhar Gupta
3) Sagarika Ghose
4) Rajdeep Sardesai
5) Prannoy Roy

31. The World Health Organization confirmed India’s first three cases of Zika virus in May 2017. All the cases are from Bapunagar area of:
1) Ahmedabad
2) Mumbai
3) Hyderabad
4) Kolkata
5) Bhopal

32. Pattadakal is UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring 6th and 7th century Hindu and Jain temples. It is a village in:
1) Tamil Nadu
2) Karnataka
3) Kerala
4) Odisha
5) None of these

33. Betla National Park is located in which of the following States?
1) Odisha
2) Bihar
3) Jharkhand
4) West Bengal
5) Madhya Pradesh

34. Punj Lloyd in collaboration with Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) has inaugurated India’s first private sector small arms manufacturing plant at Malanpur in:
1) Bihar
2) Goa
3) Odisha
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) None of these

35. Who won the U.S. Open Golf championship in June 2017?
1) Rory McIlroy
2) Brooks Koepka
3) Bubba Watson
4) Adam Scott
5) None of these

36. World Autism Awareness Day is observed every year on:
1) June 2
2) May 2
3) April 2
4) July 2
5) August 2

37. Who won the Aegon Classic Birmingham women’s tennis tournament in England in June 2017?
1) Petra Kvitova
2) Johanna Konta
3) Elina Svitolina
4) Naomi Broady
5) Heather Watson

38. Ankush Dahiya won a gold medal for India recently. He is associated with which of the following sports?
1) Chess
2) Snooker
3) Squash
4) Boxing
5) None of these

39. Which England cricketer became the first player to be out for ‘obstructing the field’ in Twenty20 Internationals in June 2017?
1) Ben Stokes
2) Johnny Bairstow
3) Jason Roy
4) Jos Buttler
5) Tom Curran

40. Who won the US Open tennis women’s singles title in September 2017?
1) Madison Keys
2) Venus Williams
3) CoCo Vandeweghe
4) Sloane Stephens
5) Karolina Pliskova

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