General Awareness Questions for IBPS Mains Exams – Day 2

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General Awareness Questions for IBPS Mains Exams – Day 2
1. Which of the following is not a financial inclusion scheme?
a)    Suraksha Bandhan Scheme
b)    HRIDAY
c)     Swabhimaan
d)    Atal Pension Yojana
e)    Both 1 and 2
Answer: B)
Explanation: HRIDAY is a scheme related to urban planning. Rest all are financial inclusion schemes to target different groups and ensure maximum financial inclusion in the country.

2. Indian Government has awarded Contracts for completion of which project in Myanmar?
a)    Dawei Port Project
b)    India-Myanmar-Thailand Highway Project
c)     Shwe Gas Project
d)    Kaladan multi-modal transport Project
e)    Myitsone Dam
Answer: D)
Explanation: Govt. is on course to complete the $484-million Kaladan multi-modal transport projects in Myanmar that will offer connectivity to Mizoram in India. Rs. 1,600 crore contract has been awarded for building 109-km road connecting Paletwa river terminal to Zorinpui in Mizoram border The construction is expected to start in October. Kaladan was the first major project taken up by India in Myanmar.

3. State Bank of India's paid up capital has increased to Rs. 863 crores through ______ route.
a)    Relative valuation
b)    Qualified institutional placement
c)     High-yield stocks
d)    Direct public offering
e)    Over-the-counter
Answer: B)
Explanation: State Bank of India's paid up capital has increased to Rs 863 crore following Rs 15,000 crore share sale through qualified institutional placement route. The paid up equity share capital of the bank stands increased from Rs 810 crore to Rs 863 crore. The bank alloted 52.21 crore shares of face value of Re 1 at price of Rs 287.25 per share aggregating to Rs 15,000 crore to 61 eligible investors.

4. Who has been elected as President of South Korea?
a)    Hwang Kyo-ahn
b)    Moon Jae-in
c)     Park Geun-hye
d)    Roh Moo-hyun
e)    Choi Kyu-hah
Answer: B)
Explanation: Moon Jae-in has been declared winner in South Korea’s presidential election by that country’s National Election Commission. He replaced the ousted President Park Geun-hye.

5. As per Reserve Bank of India, What will be the base colour of new 50 rupee note?
a)    Oxford Blue
b)    Dark blue
c)     Midnight blue
d)    Fluorescent Blue
e)    Denim
Answer: D)
Explanation: Reserve Bank of India will soon release Rs 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series, having signature of Governor Urjit R. Patel. Base colour of the new note is fluorescent blue & has a motif of Hampi with Chariot on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage.

6. India’s first ‘private’ railway station will come up in _________, Bhopal
a)    Habla
b)    Habibnagar
c)     Habipura
d)    Habibganj
e)    None of the above
Answer: D)
Explanation: Bhopal's Habibganj station has become the first railway station of the country to be build in a Public-Private partnership. Station will be designed as a world-class transit hub with shopping complex, adequate parking lot and other facilities.

7. Exim Bank also provides ________
a)    Refinance facilities
b)    Consultancy and technology services 
c)     Services of finding foreign markets for exporters
d)    All of the above
e)    None of the above
Answer: D)
Explanation: Export - Import Bank of India is the premier export finance institution in India, established in 1982 under Export - Import Bank of India Act 1981. Since its inception, Exim Bank of India has been both a catalyst and a key player in the promotion of cross border trade and investment.

8. The 'Mahaswayam' web portal has been launched by which State?
a)    Telangana
b)    Rajasthan
c)     Odisha
d)    Gujarat
e)    Maharashtra
Answer: E)
Explanation: Maharashtra CM,  Devendra Fadnavis has recently launched a web portal Mahaswayam.The portal will cater to job seekers, employers, entrepreneurs, and training institutes who can avail details regarding skill development and employment.

9. UNICEF extended which Indian actor's contract as its ambassador for two more years?
a)    Aamir Khan
b)    Amitabh Bachchan
c)     Priyanka Chopra
d)    Deepika Padukone
e)    Akshay Kumar
Answer: B)
Explanation: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s ambassadorship for UNICEF has been extended for another two years. The World Health Organisation also appointed Bachchan as its goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in South-East Asia region to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the epidemic.

10. Who will replace Mukul Rohatgi as the next Attorney General of India?
a)    K K Venugopal
b)    Shashi Kant Sharma
c)     Harish Salve
d)    Gopal Subramanium
e)    Parag Tripathi
Answer: A)
Explanation: Senior advocate K K Venugopal's name has been cleared for appointment as the Attorney General for India. He will replace Mukul Rohatgi who has decided to step down as the top law officer.

11. Jerry Lewis who died on August 21, 2017 was a well known ________
a)    Architect
b)    Painter
c)     Comedian
d)    Singer
e)    Actor
Answer: C)
Explanation: Jerry Lewis, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker died after a brief illness. One of the most popular comic actors of 1950s & '60s, Lewis perfected the role of quirky clown but also won acclaim as a writer, actor & philanthropist in a career spanning 6 decades

12. Which country has appointed Career diplomat Nikolay Kudashev as its new ambassador to India?
a)    Ukraine
b)    Sweden
c)     Russia
d)    Germany
e)    Greece
Answer: C)
Explanation: Career diplomat Nikolay Kudashev has been appointed as Russia's new ambassador to India. Appointment of Kudashev comes nearly 7 months after death of Russia's previous ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin.

13. Ankur Mittal recently clinched individual as well as the team gold medal. Ankur Mittal is associated with which sport?
a)    Squash
b)    Archery
c)     Table tennis
d)    Shooting
e)    Badminton
Answer: D)
Explanation: Indian shooter Ankur Mittal clinched the individual as well as the team gold medal in men's double trap at the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship. He shot 71 in the six-man final to finish at the top of the podium.

14. Who won the 2017 Tour de France bicycle tournament?
a)    Dylan Groenewegen
b)    Rigoberto Uran
c)     Chris Froome
d)    Romain Bardet
e)    Jacques Anquetil
Answer: C)
Explanation: Britain's Chris Froome won the Tour de France for the fourth time as Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to victory in Paris on the 21st and final stage. The Team Sky rider is now second in the all-time list after completing his third successive victory.

15. Which university has created a software to help deaf and blind people 'watch' TV?
a)    University of Cantabria
b)    Technical University of Valencia
c)     CEU Cardenal Herrera
d)    Catholic University of Ávila
e)    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Answer: E)
Explanation: Scientists have developed a new, ground-breaking software that allows deaf and blind people to enjoy television content in real time without any intermediaries. The software is developed by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.