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19 July 2018

General Awareness Latest Bits for LIC - AAO, IBPS and SBI Clerks and POs Recruitment - 2018

Following are important objective type questions (MCQs) on general awareness / financial awareness. These questions are useful for Lic - AAO recruitment, IBPS / SBI Clerks and POs, RRB Officers and Assistants, SSC (Staff Selection Commission exams. Answers / Key is given at the end of the questions.

1) Who is the recipient of Templeton Prize 2018?
1) Robert Langlands
2) Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi
3) Olga Tokarczuk
4) Abdullah II of Jordan
5) None of the above

2) Which is the second most spoken language in India, as per data on language released by the Union government as part of Census 2011?
1) Bengali 2) Marathi 3) Telugu
4) Tamil 5) Gujarati

3) The winner of 2018 Spanish Grand Prix F1 championship?
1) Lewis Hamilton 2) Valtteri Bottas
3) Sebastian Vettel 4) Kimi Raikkonen
5) Max Verstappen

4) Nikki Haley visited India recently. She is the……
1) Secretary of State of the USA
2) Secretary of Defense of the USA
3) Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the USA
4) USA Ambassador to the United Nations
5) USA Ambassador to the India

5) The National Statistics Day is celebrated every year on….
1) June 29 2) July 1 3) August 29
4) September 15 5) October 31

6) The Union Government is set to replace the apex higher education regulator body University Grants Commission (UGC) with……
1) Higher Education Regulatory Board (HERB)
2) Higher Education Autonomous Board (HEAB)
3) Higher Education Board of India (HEBI)
4) Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) 5) None of the above

7) Which is the India's most expensive city, as per Mercer's 24th annual Cost of Living Survey 2018?
1) Mumbai 2) New Delhi 3) Chennai
4) Kolkata 5) Bengaluru

8) Who laid the foundation stone for the permanent campus of Dharmashastra National Law University in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh?
1) The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi
2) The Union Law Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad
3) The Chief Justice of India, Justice Dipak Mishra
4) The Attorney General of India, K.K.Venugopal
5) None of the above

9) Kidambi Srikanth who represents India in an International Sports is a……..
1) Chess Player 2) Table Tennis Player
3) Golf Player 4) Lawn Tennis Player
5) None of the above

10) Which of the following is the name of a public sector bank in India?
1) ICICI Bank 2) HDFC Bank
3) IDFC Bank 4) IDBI Bank
5) AXIS Bank

11) Vedanta Limited is a company operating in the area of …
1) Insurance 2) Banking 3) Mining
4) Textiles 5) None of these

12) Who amongst the following is NOT a famous writer?
1) Chetan Bhagat 2) Salman Rushdie
3) Kiran Desai 4) Aravind Adiga
5) Medha Patkar

13) Which of the following is the cup/trophy associated with game of Football?
1) Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
2) Merdeka Cup
3) Irani Trophy 4) Thomas Cup
5) Davis Cup

14) Which of the following is the abbreviated term associated with food security in India?
1) NPA 2) ASHA 3) CBS
4) PDS 5) CSO

15) Who amongst the following was a never a Governor of the RBI?
1) Manmohan Singh 2) C.Rangarajan
3) Y.V.Reddy 4) Amartya Sen
5) Raghuram Rajan

16) Which state government has conferred prestigious National Kalidas Samman on noted artist Anjolie Ela Menon for her contribution to visual arts?
1) Uttar Pradesh 2) Madhya Pradesh
3) Bihar 4) Maharashtra
5) None of these

17) Where is the headquarters of Amnesty International?
1) New York 2) London 3) Paris
4) Geneva 5) Vienna

18) The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed every year on……
1) June 26 2) July 11 3) September 27
4) October 16 5) November 14

19) Who are the winners of 2018 World Food Prize?
1) Lawrence Haddad and Dr. David Nabarro
2) Richard Thaler and Kazuo Ishiguro
3) Oliver Hart and Bengt R. Holmstrom
4) Bob Dylan and Juan Manuel Santos
5) None of the above

20) Who became the India's youngest and the world's second youngest Grand Master at the age of 12 years, 10 months and 13 days?
1) R.Praggnanandhaa
2) Nivaan Khandhadia
3) Parimarjan Negi
4) Gauri Shankar
5) None of the above

21) Deepika Kumari is associated with which of the following games?
1) Boxing 2) Archery 3) Cricket
4) Chess 5) Badminton

22) Match the following:
Sports Person Autobiography
A) Kapil Dev (i) The Test of My Life
B) Abhinav Bindra (ii) Straight from the Heart
C) Sachin Tendulkar (iii) A Shot at History
D) Sania Mirza (iv) Playing It My Way
E) Yuvraj Singh (v) Ace Against Odds
A B C D E
1) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v)
2) (ii) (iii) (v) (i) (iv)
3) (iii) (v) (i) (ii) (iv)
4) (v) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
5) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (i)

23) Who was conferred the 'Chief Minister of the Year' award for her remarkable work in e-governance and The award was given at the 52nd Skoch Summit held in New Delhi?
1) Arvind Kejriwal
2) Shivraj Singh Chouhan
3) Devendra Fadnavis
4) Vasundhara Raje 5) Yogi Adityanath

24) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 3rd annual meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Mumbai with the theme, "Mobilizing Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration". The Headquarters of AIIB is in…..
1) Shanghai 2) Beijing 3) Moscow
4) Pretoria 5) None of the above

25) Which of the following country launched construction of its first oil refinery with $1 billion Indian aid?
1) Bhutan 2) Myanmar 3) Mongolia
4) Afghanistan 5) None of these

26) Shillong has been selected as the 100th city to receive funding under the Centre's flagship Smart Cities Mission. The Smart Cities Mission was launched in…..
1) 2014 2) 2015 3) 2016 4) 2017
5) None of the above

27) Which of the following is a trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry?
1) CII 2) FICCI 3) ASSOCHAM
4) NASSCOM 5) None of the above

28) The President of India Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to imposition of Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir. Who is the current Governor
of Jammu and Kashmir?
1) Om Prakash Kohli
2) Narinder Nath Vohra
3) Anandiben Patel 4) Banwarilal Purohit
5) Keshari Nath Tripathi

29) The 4th Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog held on 17th June 2018 in…..
1) Hyderabad 2) Bengaluru 3) Chennai
4) New Delhi 5) None of these

30) Which of the following two countries hold more than 90% of world's total nuclear warheads, as per report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)?
1) USA and China 2) USA and Russia
3) India and China 4) India and Pa kistan
5) None of the above

31) Who is Ivan Duque Marquez?
1) The President-elect of the Argentina
2) The President-elect of the Brazil
3) The President-elect of the Colombia
4) The President-elect of the Venezuela
5) None of the above

32) Which of the following countries / group of countries are known as G3 economies?
1) USA, China and Russia
2) USA, European Union and Japan
3) China, Russia and India
4) China, India and Japan
5) None of the above

33) Find the wrong pair? (State and Classical Dance)
1) Tamil Nadu : Bharatanatyam
2) Kerala : Kathakali
3) Odisha : Odissi
4) Andhra Pradesh : Kuchipudi
5) Rajasthan: Sattriya

34) Which of the following is not a variety of mango?
1) Alphonso 2) Chaunsa 3) Sindoora
4) Karpuravalli 5) Neelam

35) Who among the following person is NOT associated with BRICS countries?
1) Michel Temer 2) Vladimir Putin
3) Xi Jinping 4) Cyril Ramaphosa
5) Joko Widodo

36) Nobel Prizes are awarded every year in…..
1) 5 categories 2) 6 categories
3) 7 categories 4) 8 categories
5) None of these

37) Mossack Fonseca & Co., a law firm and corporate service provider, belongs to
1) Mauritius 2) Trinidad and Tobago
3) Jamaica 4) Panama
5) None of these

38) Which of the following country has topped the Ease of Doing Business rankings in 2017 and 2018?
1) Norway 2) New Zealand
3) Singapore 4) Switzerland
5) None of these

39) FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held in
1) South Africa 2) Brazil 3) Russia
4) Qatar 5) None of these

40) Rafael Nadal is the winner of Men's Singles in French Open 2018. Till now how many French Open Men's Singles titles won by Rafael Nadal?
1) 9 2) 10 3) 11 4) 12
5) None of these

Answers / Key

1) 4
2) 1
3) 1
4) 4
5) 1
6) 4
7) 1
8) 3
9) 5
10) 4
11) 3
12) 5
13) 2
14) 4
15) 4
16) 2
17) 2
18) 1
19) 1
20) 1
21) 2
22) 5
23) 4
24) 2
25) 3
26) 2
27) 4
28) 2
29) 4
30) 2
31) 3
32) 2
33) 5
34) 4
35) 5
36) 2
37) 4
38) 2
39) 4
40) 3

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