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 based on Current Affairs) not only helps you deal with the General Awareness Section of Banking Exams but also, the Personal Interview round of Banking Recruitment.
Q1. Which Bank has recently decided to exit by March-end its South Africa operations after 21 years amid a probe into alleged compliance lapses by the bank there?
(a) Punjab National Bank
(b) Bank of Baroda
(c) Indian Overseas Bank
(d) State Bank of India
(e) Union Bank of India
Q2. ________________ and the United Nations World Food Programme signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement committing an unprecedented $370 million dollars to WFP over the next four years.
(a) South Korea
(c) South Sudan
Q3. The CCI has imposed a fine of around Rs. 136 crores on search engine major Google for unfair business practices in the Indian market for online search. CCI stands for-
(a) Competition Commission of India
(b) Competition Council of India
(c) Competition Commission of International
(d) Core Commission of India
(e) Company Commission of India
Q4. Which company has become the first Indian company to cross the Rs6-lakh crore mark in market capitalisation as its shares touched a 52-week high of Rs974.5?
(a) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
(b) Mahindra & Mahindra
(c) Bharti Airtel Limited
(d) Reliance Industries
(e) Tata Consultancy Services
Q5. National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) has partnered with DP World to create an investment platform for ports, terminals, transportation and logistics businesses in India. Where is the corporate headquarters of NIIF?
(b) New Delhi
Q6. Which company has bagged an order worth Rs 560 crore from NTPC for setting up a system for emission control at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh recently?
Q7. Retirement fund body EPFO has reduced the interest rate on deposits to 8.55% for 2017-18 from 8.65% for 2016-17. What is the meaning of “F” in EPFO?
Q8. Name the Bank, which has launched its new Sonic Identity, which is essentially a musical logo called ‘MOGO’, as part of its branding initiatives.
(a) ICICI Bank
(b) HDFC Bank
(c) IndusInd Bank
(d) State Bank of India
(e) Federal Bank
Q9. The country’s largest lender SBI wrote off bad loans worth _______________ in 2016-17, the highest among all the public sector banks, which had a collective write off of Rs 81,683 crore for the fiscal.
(a) Rs 10,339 crore
(b) Rs 20,339 crore
(c) Rs 30,339 crore
(d) Rs 40,339 crore
(e) Rs 50,339 crore
Q10. Reserve Bank of India has made banks’ priority sector norms lenient by saying that all loans to MSME will henceforth qualify as priority sector lending. MSME stands for-
(a) Micro Small and Medium Enterprises
(b) Micro System and Medium Enterprises
(c) Micro Small and Management Enterprises
(d) Micro Small and Medium Energy
(e) Micro Service and Medium Enterprises
Q11. Which Bank has announced the listing of the Bank’s debut US $600 million bond issue under its maiden US $1 billion medium-term note (MTN) bond on country’s first international exchange BSE’s IndiaINX at the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) at GIFT City in Gandhinagar?
(a) Federal Bank
(b) Kotak Mahindra Bank
(c) Axis Bank
(d) Yes Bank
(e) South Indian Bank
Q12. Name the organisation, which has announced area development plans worth Rs 1,918 crore for Punjab to supplement farmers’ income.
Q13. PNB Housing Finance Ltd has tied up with International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, to raise $800 million for green and affordable housing in India. Where is the headoffice of IFC?
(d) New York
(e) Washington, D.C.
Q14. Fitch placed _____________ on Rating Watch Negative (RWN), reflecting a possibility of downgrade following the USD 1.77 billion fraud.
(a) Allahabad Bank
(b) State Bank of India
(c) Punjab National Bank
(d) Bank of Baroda
(e) United Bank of India
Q15. Capital First announced that the regulator National Housing Bank (NHB) has approved the merger of the company along with Capital Home Finance and Capital First Securities Limited with-