Current Affairs Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017: 11th Jan 2018

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Current Affairs Quiz Based on The Hindu: 11th Jan

The General Awareness Section of Banking Exams covers numerous sections in it like Banking Awareness, Static GK, and Current Affairs. But the most important thing that you might have noticed is that both the Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs only. The questions on Static and Banking Awareness are related to the countries, events or anything that has been in news for a while. Apart from the GA Section, an excellent knowledge of current news also helps you deal with the PI (Personal Interview) more efficiently so you do not give a mumble jumble answer to the interviewee’s simple questions. Here is a quiz on Current Affairs to let you assess your Current Affairs Knowledge.

Q1. Name the Indian who made history after winning India’s first ever international medal in skiing.
(a) Bahadur Gupta
(b) Nadeem Iqbal
(c) Aanchal Thakur
(d) Tashi Lundup
(e) Monika Dhankar

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Q2. The World Bank has recently projected India’s growth rate at _______ in 2018.
(a) 7.5 percent
(b) 7.1 percent
(c) 6.8 percent
(d) 6.7 percent
(e) 7.3 percent

Q3. Name the bank that has tied up with National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC) to provide financial assistance for economic empowerment of persons belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) families.
(a) State Bank of India
(b) Bank of Baroda
(c) Allahabad Bank
(d) Punjab National Bank
(e) Canera Bank

Q4. Flipkart’s payments arm PhonePe has partnered mobile wallet company __________ to allow the latter’s customers pay for transactions at PhonePe’s partner merchants.
(a) FreeCharge
(b) Paypal
(c) Oxigen
(d) MobiKwik
(e) None of the Given options is true

Q5. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has appointed ________ as Managing Director and CEO of the organization.
(a) Vijay Keshav Gokhale
(b) Pankaj Jain
(c) Suresh Karmakar
(d) A P Hota
(e) Dilip Asbe

Q6. NPCI is an umbrella organization for retail payment systems in India. NPCI’s Registered Office is in ___________.
(a) New Delhi
(b) Chennai
(c) Mumbai
(d) Bengaluru
(e) Mangalore

Q7. Name the Professional snooker player who has won the Kolkata Open 2018 International Invitation Snooker Championship.
(a) Pankaj Advani
(b) Geet Sethi
(c) Yasin Merchant
(d) Aditya Mehta
(e) Manan Chandra

Q8. Name the state that has topped all states with investment intentions of Rs. 1.49 lakh crore till October 2017.
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Karnataka
(d) Telangana
(e) Kerala

Q9. As per the the recent cabinet approval, it has now been decided to permit 100% FDI under automatic route for SBRT. SBRT stands for _____________.
(a) Simple Brand Reimbursed Trading
(b) Single Brand Retail Trading
(c) Single Brand Retail Transportation
(d) Simple Budget of Retail Trading
(e) Single Branding of Readers Training

Q10. Paytm has set up a new entity called ___________ that will offer investment and wealth management products and will invest close to $10 million upfront in the new entity.
(a) Paytm Paisa Ltd
(b) Paytm Wallet Ltd
(c) Paytm Budget Ltd
(d) Paytm Lending Ltd
(e) Paytm Money Ltd

Q11. The cabinet has approved MoU between India and ___________ for cooperation in the field of Science & Technology.
(a) Italy
(b) Canada
(c) France
(d) Cuba
(e) Indonesia

Q12. Name the Noted rocket scientist who has been appointed as the 9th chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
(a) Randheer Kumar
(b) A P Hota
(c) Sivan K
(d) P. Srinivasan
(e) Madhur Naik

Q13. The Matunga suburban station has found its way into the Limca Book of Records 2018 for having an all-woman staff. Matunga station is situated in __________.
(a) Mumbai
(b) Chennai
(c) Pune
(d) Kolkata
(e) Kochi

Q14. Name the lender which is the owner of online payment company Freecharge.
(a) HDFC Bank
(b) Axis Bank
(c) ICICI Bank
(d) Kotak Mahendra Bank
(e) Karnataka Bank

Q15. Sunil Mehta is the present chairman of ____________.
(a) Indian Bank
(b) UCO Bank
(c) Bank of Baroda
(d) Allahabad Bank
(e) Punjab and National Bank

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