General Awareness Questions for NIACL Mains 2017


Q1. In which among the following state India’s first and Asia’s longest bicycle highway has been inaugurated?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Kerala
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Gujarat
(e) West Bengal

Q2. _________ hosted the golden jubilee (50th anniversary) celebrations of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) recently.
(a) Indonesia
(b) Japan
(c) China
(d) India
(e) South Korea

Q3. The autobiography of India’s batting legend Sachin Tendulkar ______________________ has won the prestigious Crossword Book of the Year Award in the Autobiography category.
(a) The Test of My Life
(b) Playing it my way
(c) Sunny Days
(d) Chase and won
(e) Other than the given options

Q4. Which among the following technology giant has announced a partnership with Indian conglomerate and multinational Mahindra to develop blockchain solutions to revolutionize supply chain finance in the country?
(a) Google
(b) Microsoft
(c) Dell
(d) Apple
(e) IBM

Q5. Public sector banks (PSBs) have seen nearly Rs 80,000 crore increase in gross NPAs in the three months ended September 2016. NPAs stand for? 
(a) National-Performing Assets
(b) Non-Performing Association
(c) Non-Performing Assets
(d) Non-Product Assets
(e) Non-Performing Amount

Q6. World AIDS Day is observed across the world on 1 December annually. The theme for 2016 World Aids Day is-
(a) Hands Up for HIV Prevention
(b) Raise Awareness to the AIDS 
(c) Discussion Related to AIDS
(d) Spread of the HIV Infection
(e) Other than the given options

Q7. UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. Where is the headquarter of UNIDO?
(a) Paris, France
(b) New York, USA
(c) Vienna, Austria
(d) London, UK
(e) Tokyo, Japan

Q8. Punjab National Bank (PNB) is an Indian multinational banking and financial services company. It is a state-owned corporation based in New Delhi. Who is the present MD and CEO of PNB?
(a) Arundhati Bhattacharya
(b) Shikha Sharma
(c) Chanda Kochhar
(d) Naina Lal Kidwai
(e) Usha Ananthasubramanian

Q9. The LIBOR is among the most common of benchmark interest rate indexes used to make adjustments to adjustable rate mortgages. LIBOR stands for?
(a) London Interbank Offered Rate
(b) Labour Interbank Offered Region 
(c) London Interbank Order Rate
(d) London International Offered Rate 
(e) Other than the given options

Q10. Latvia is a country on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia known for its strong national identity, diverse culture, modern cities and landscapes ranging from wide beaches to dense, sprawling forests. Capital city of Latvia is?
(a) Damascus
(b) Havana
(c) Bandar Seri Begawan
(d) Riga
(e) Other than the given options

Q11. India has improved its ranking by four places to _________ position among 136 economies in terms of enabling cross border trade, with Singapore leading the list.
(a) 113th
(b) 102nd
(c) 90th
(d) 121st
(e) 83rd

Q12. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated Tata Steel’s 55,000 tonne per annum (TPA) ferro-chrome plant in Gopalpur Industrial Park in the state’s Ganjam district. Naveen Patnaik is the present Chief Minister of which of the following state? 
(a) Jharkhand
(b) Bihar
(c) Odisha
(d) West Bengal
(e) Assam

Q13. The World Investment Report has been published annually since 1991 by?
(c) WHO
(d) World Bank
(e) Other than the given options

Q14. What is the full form of ‘CORE’ in core banking services?
(a) Channel of Rupee Exchange
(b) Customer Online Realtime Exchange
(c) Centralized Online Rupee Exchange
(d) Centralized Online Realtime Exchange
(e) Customer Online Rupee Exchange

Q15. Breaking the Bofors jinx, India and ___________ inked a nearly Rs 5,000 crore deal for 145 M777 ultra-light howitzers, which will be mostly deployed near the borders with China. 
(a) Russia
(b) Germany
(c) France
(d) Canada
(e) USA