GA Topper Series: 18th June 2022 Quiz: Hello Students, all those students who have cleared their prelims exams in the banking sector must be prepared with every topic in the General Awareness Section for the mains examinations. Bankersadda team has brought you up a new series in which we will come up with 10 questions with the correct answer and the detailed solution to the question.
Q1. Which of the following is not a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?
Q2. The 5th BIMSTEC Summit was held at ?
Q3. What is the unemployment rate in 2020-21?
Q4. Consider the following statements about the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS):
- It’s done in urban areas only
- It assesses the Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR), Worker Population Ratio (WPR) and Unemployment Rate
Choose the incorrect code
(c) 1, 2
(d) None of these
Q5. Which state has the largest outstanding portfolio of microfinance loans?
(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) West Bengal
Q6. Which organization releases World Competitiveness Index – 2022?
(a) World Economic forum
(b) International Institute for Management Development
(d) All of these
Q7. Which country announced the formation of I2U2?
Q8. The United States-based Coursera’s latest annual Global Skills Report (GSR) 2022 reveals that India ranked at_______ and the _____ topped?
(a) 60, Norway
(b) 68, Switzerland
(c) 70, USA
(d) 78, China
Q9. Prithvi II missile is ________ range missile?
(b) Very Long
(d) None of these
Q10. ISRO inaugurated the Ananth Technologies manufacturing facility at?
Recent in News
The Union Cabinet approves the Agreement on Cooperation in the field of youth work among the authorized bodies of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
The SCO currently comprises eight Member States: China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, four Observer States (Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, and Mongolia) and six Dialogue Partners (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Turkey).
The Cabinet also approved a Memorandum of Association (MoA) by India for the establishment of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Technology Transfer Facility (TTF), which was signed by the BIMSTEC member countries at the 5th BIMSTEC Summit held at Colombo, Sri Lanka
In accordance with the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) – 4th Annual Report (July 2020 – June 2021), the Unemployment Rate (UR) saw a decrease of 0.6% and fell to 4.2% in 2020-21, compared with 4.8% in 2019-20.
Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS)
The National Statistical Office (NSO)(erstwhile National Sample Survey Office – NSSO) uses a rotational panel sampling design in urban areas to assess the Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR), Worker Population Ratio (WPR) and UR, and visits selected households in urban areas four times. There was no revisit for the rural samples.
According to Micrometer Q4 FY22 data, Tamil Nadu has overtaken West Bengal as the state with the largest outstanding portfolio of microfinance loans.
According to the International Institute for Management Development (IMD)’s annual World Competitiveness Index – 2022 (34th edition) India has jumped 6 positions from 43rd in 2021 to 37th in the 2022 ranking. India has recorded the sharpest rise among the Asian economies.
Denmark has topped the 2022 ranking featuring 63 economies, followed by Switzerland(2nd) and Singapore(3rd).
The United States of America (USA) has announced the formation of I2U2, a new group that includes India, Israel, the USA, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The new grouping is known as “I2U2,” with “I” standing for India and Israel and “U” standing for the USA and the UAE. The grouping, which was given the name International Forum for Economic Cooperation and is commonly known as the “West Asian Quad”, was an outcome of the Abraham Accords that paved the way for trilateral collaboration between India, Israel and the UAE
United States-based Coursera’s latest annual Global Skills Report (GSR) 2022 reveals that India ranked at the 68th position globally and Asia 19th position in overall skills proficiency. The report named Switzerland in the number one spot for the second consecutive year in overall skills, with 99% proficiency in business, 94% in technology, and 97% in data science followed by Denmark, Indonesia, Belgium and Singapore. The report ranks the United States 29th in overall skills proficiency, lagging behind countries in Asia and Europe.
India successfully carried out the night launch of a Short-Range Ballistic Missile, PrithviII from an integrated test range, Chandipur, Odisha
Dr S Somanath, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) inaugurated Ananth Technologies’ new state-of-the-art spacecraft manufacturing facility at Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) Aerospace Park, Bengaluru, Karnataka. This is India’s first such facility in the private sector.
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