SBI PO/Clerk Mains Banking Awareness Quiz
With the increased competition in the field of banking examinations, it has now become very important to cover up all the sections efficiently. One subject that can help you bagging graceful marks in the minimum time in these examinations is Banking Awareness. Banking Awareness Quiz not only helps you deal with the General Awareness Section of Banking Exams but also, the Personal Interview round of Banking Recruitment.
Q1. NPCI is an umbrella organization for all retail payments system in India. It was set up with the guidance and support of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Indian Banks’ Association (IBA). What does NPCI stands for-
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), an umbrella organisation for operating retail payments and settlement systems in India, is an initiative of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) under the provisions of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007, for creating a robust Payment & Settlement Infrastructure in India.
Q2. In which among the following years NPCI was incorporated-
NPCI was incorporated in December 2008.
Q3. The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is the world's oldest international financial organisation. BIS was established on-
Established in 1930, the BIS is owned by 60 central banks, representing countries from around the world that together account for about 95% of world GDP. Its head office is in Basel, Switzerland and it has two representative offices: in Hong Kong SAR and in Mexico City.
Q4. Where is the head office of Bank for International Settlements (BIS)?
The head office of BIS is in Basel, Switzerland.
Q5. Under which act NPCI was incorporated as a Section 8?
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), an umbrella organisation for operating retail payments and settlement systems in India, is an initiative of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) under the provisions of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007, for creating a robust Payment & Settlement Infrastructure in India. Considering the utility nature of the objects of NPCI, it has been incorporated as a “Not for Profit” Company under the provisions of Section 25 of Companies Act 1956 (now Section 8 of Companies Act 2013), with an intention to provide infrastructure to the entire Banking system in India for physical as well as electronic payment and settlement systems. The Company is focused on bringing innovations in the retail payment systems through the use of technology for achieving greater efficiency in operations and widening the reach of payment systems.
Q6. Most banks are offering teaser rates on home loans. What does it mean?
The initial rate is offered at a rate lower than the prevailing market rate for a few months and then gradually keeps increasing.
Q7. Who decides the value and volume of bank notes to be printed and on what basis?
RBI decides the value and volume of bank notes to be printed and on what basis.
Q8. Indian Banking Regulation Act was passed in the year?
Indian Banking Regulation Act was passed in 1949.
Q9. Financial Market consists of-
A financial market is a market in which people trade financial securities and derivatives such as futures and options at low transaction costs. Securities include stocks and bonds, and precious metals.
Q10. Who is authorised to sign ‘one-rupee’ note?
Under Section 22 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, RBI has sole right to issue currency notes of various denominations except one rupee notes. The One Rupee note is issued by Ministry of Finance and it bears the signatures of Finance Secretary, while other notes bear the signature of Governor RBI.
Q11. ‘Closed Economy’ is that economy in which............?
A closed economy is one that has no trade activity with outside economies. The closed economy is self-sufficient, which means no imports come into the country and no exports leave the country. The purpose of a closed economy is to provide domestic consumers with everything they need from within the country's borders.
Q12. The SDR was created by the IMF in ____________ as a supplementary international reserve asset, in the context of the Bretton Woods fixed exchange rate system.
The SDR is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries’ official reserves. So far SDR 204.2 billion (equivalent to about US$291 billion) have been allocated to members, including SDR 182.6 billion allocated in 2009 in the wake of the global financial crisis. The value of the SDR is based on a basket of five currencies—the U.S. dollar, the euro, the Chinese renminbi, the Japanese yen, and the British pound sterling.
Q13. The headquarters of SIDBI is in-
The headquarters of SIDBI is in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
Q14. LIC of India was established in-
LIC of India was established in 1956.
Q15. What is ‘Hawala market’?
Hawala is a method of transferring money without any money actually moving. Interpol's definition of hawala is "money transfer without money movement." Another definition is simply "trust." Hawala is an alternative remittance channel that exists outside of traditional banking systems. Transactions between hawala brokers are made without promissory notes because the system is heavily based on trust and the balancing of hawala brokers' books.