23 December 2015

Latest General Awareness Bits for Bank Clerks and PO Exams - 2016

1. Chairman of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) is ......
1) RBI governor
2) Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance
3) Union Finance Minister
4) Finance Secretary
5) President of India

2. Central Bank of China is awaiting RBl's reply on its application
for license to open its first branch in India in Mumbai. Who is the
present Governor of Central Bank of China?
1) Tharman Shanmugaratnam
2) Elvira Sakhipzadovna Nabiullina
3) Zhou Xiaochuan
4) Haruhiko Kuroda
5) Glenn Robert Stevens

3. Union Government, the World Bank and which of the following states
have inked a $75 million (Rs.500 cr) credit deal for the Rural
Inclusive Growth Project of the state?
1) Andhra Pradesh 2) Bihar 3) Goa 4) Haryana
5) Jammu and Kashmir

4. In order to expedite FDI clearance process, the government enhanced
FIPB's monetary limit to approve foreign investment proposals of up to
......
1) Rs.3,000 crore 2) Rs.15,000 crore
3) Rs.18,000 crore 4) Rs.5,000 crore
5) Rs.10,000 crore

5. RBI announced the limits for FPI investment in government
securities (G-Sec) will be raised in phases (by March 2018) to what
percent of the outstanding stock?
1) 8% 2) 2% 3) 5% 4) 1% 5) 3%

6. RBI permission necessary for the acquisition of shares or voting
rights up to ........ or more of the equity capital in a private bank.
1) 15% 2) 10% 3) 5% 4) 2.5% 5) 7.5%

7. Which of the foreign bank operating in India announced recently to
shut its private banking business in the country?
1) American Express Banking
2) BNP PARIBAS 3) HSBC
4) Citibank
5) J P Morgan Chase Bank

8. Union Government has extended the usage criterion of the RuPay
debit cards in order to avail of the in-built insurance cover.
Earlier, cardholders had to use the card within 45 days prior to claim
the insurance claim. This
has now been extended to ...........
1) 90 days 2) 180 days 3) 365 days 4) 75 days 5) 3 years

9. RBI granted an "in-principle" approval to three companies to set up
and operate a new TReDS to be formed under the Payment and Settlement
System (PSS) Act 2007. TReDS stands for .........
1) Trade Receivables Due System
2) Trade Return Discounting System
3) Trade Receivables Discounting System
4) Trip Receivables Discounting System
5) Tour Receivables Discounting System

10. On 24 Nov 2015, the three companies got license to start a new
TReDS system. They are NSE Strategic Investment Corporation Limited
(NSICL) and SIDBI, Gurgaon based Mynd Solutions Pvt. Ltd and ....
1) Andhra Bank 2) Bharathiya Mahila Bank
3) Airtel 4) Container Corporation India Limited
5) Axis Bank

11. TReDS will allow SMEs to post their receivables on the system and
get them financed, bringing in much needed transparency to the trade
receivable system. SME stands for ........
1) Small and Modern Enterprises
2) Small and Middle Enterprises
3) Sick and Medium Enterprises
4) Spare and Medium Enterprises
5) Small and Medium Enterprises

12. RBI granted in-principle approval to NPCI to function as the
central unit for BBPS (Bharat Bill Payment Systems). The term NPCI
stands for ........
1) National Payments Company of India
2) National Pay Corporation of India
3) National Payments Corporation of India
4) National Payment Gateway Corporation of India
5) National Portal Corporation of India

13. On 3 November 2015, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an
immediate release of Rs.1,000 crore for relief and rehabilitation
works for the flood affected areas in .......
1) Assam 2) AP 3) Gujarat 4) Odisha 5) Tamilnadu

14. Which state announced ban on sale of alcohol from Apr 1, 2016?
1) Gujarat 2) Delhi 3) Bihar 4) Telangana 5) AP

15. Three day Cultural extravaganza Mayyazhi Mahotsavam (Fete de Mahe)
kicked off on 29 November 2015 in ........
1) Karnataka 2) Daman
3) West Bengal 4) Goa 5) Puducherry

16. Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry constituted a 13
member expert committee on Sanskrit headed by....
1) N. Gopalaswami
2) Prof. Ved Prakash 3) Amith Sha
4) NR Varhadpande 5) Jayalal Kaul

17. Mission Abaas was launched by which state to provide the
affordable housing to Urban poor?
1) AP 2) MP 3) Odisha 4) West Bengal 5) HP

18. 'Bill banvao, inaam pao' is the scheme of...
1) Bihar 2) Delhi 3) AP 4) UP 5) Haryana

19. India's first solar-powered court launched in Khunti district of .....
1) Uttarakhand 2) MP 3) Telangana
4) Jharkhand 5) Rajasthan

20. UNESCO Fellini Medal conferred on ....
1) International Film Festival of India
2) Vadakkunnathan Temple
3) Aqeela Asifi
4) Abdul Kalam
5) Abraham Keita

Answers:

1-3; 2-3; 3-1; 4-4; 5-3; 6-3; 7-3; 8-1; 9-3; 10-5; 11-5; 12-3; 13-5;
14-3; 15-5; 16-1; 17-3; 18-2; 19-4; 20-1.

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