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General Awareness Quiz for Bank Mains Exams 2023-02nd December

Q1. Recently, the merger between Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) and HDFC Bank has received final board approval. Who currently holds the position of Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at HDFC Bank?

(a) Aditya Puri
(b) Chanda Kochhar
(c) Shikha Sharma
(d) Atanu Chakraborty
(e) Sashidhar Jagdishan

Q2. In the Global Liveability Index 2023 report, Vienna, Austria has once again claimed the top spot as the best city to live in worldwide. Which organization publishes this report?

(a) United Nations
(b) World Bank
(c) The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
(d) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
(e) World Health Organization (WHO)

Q3. The SVEEP program is the flagship program of the Election Commission of India for voter education & awareness. What does ‘S’ stand for in the ‘SVEEP’ program?

(a) Systematic
(b) Social
(c) Special
(d) Sustainable
(e) Strategic

Q4. Which organization has declared 2023 as the “International Year of Millets”?

(a) United Nations
(b) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
(c) World Health Organization (WHO)
(d) World Trade Organization (WTO)
(e) International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Q5. The Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBARdhan) scheme is an umbrella initiative of the Government of India, focused on converting waste into wealth. Which ministry does it come under?

(a) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
(b) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
(c) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
(d) Ministry of Jal Shakti
(e) Ministry of Home Affairs

Q6. Three Iranian women journalists, who were imprisoned, have been awarded the 2023 UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize. The prize is named after whom?

(a) Marie Curie
(b) Winston Churchill
(c) Nelson Mandela
(d) Guillermo Cano Isaza
(e) Mahatma Gandhi

Q7. Under the PM Vishwakarma scheme, artisans and craftspeople will be provided credit support of up to Rs. 1 lakh (first tranche) and Rs. 2 lakh (second tranche). What will be the interest rate?

(a) 3%
(b) 5%
(c) 4%
(d) 2%
(e) 6%

Q8. The Cabinet approved the scheme ‘PM-eBus Sewa’ to augment city bus transportation by adding 10,000 e-buses through a PPP model. Which ministry launched this scheme?

(a) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
(b) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
(c) Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
(d) Ministry of Home Affairs
(e) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Q9. PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the ‘Little India’ gateway, which will be built in Harris Park. In which city is this gateway located?

(a) Sydney
(b) Melbourne
(c) Brisbane
(d) Perth
(e) Adelaide

Q10. India’s Al Supercomputer ‘AIRAWAT’ has been ranked 75th in the world at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2023) in Germany. Where has it been installed?

(a) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay
(b) Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
(c) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai
(d) Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune
(e) National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy


 S1. Ans. (e)
Sol. Sashidhar Jagdishan is the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at HDFC Bank. Atanu Chakraborty is the chairman.

S2. Ans. (c)
Sol. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s Global Liveability Index 2023 report, Vienna, Austria has once again claimed the top spot as the best city to live in worldwide.
Top Cities to Live in:

  1. Vienna, Austria
  2. Copenhagen, Denmark
  3. Melbourne, Australia
  4. Sydney, Australia
  5. Vancouver, Canada
  6. Zurich, Switzerland
  7. Calgary, Canada
  8. Geneva, Switzerland
  9. Toronto, Canada
  10. Osaka, Japan, and Auckland, New Zealand (Tie)

S3. Ans. (a)
Sol. The Election Commission of India (ECI) organized the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Consultation Workshop.


  • As a part of this workshop, the Chief Election Commissioner, Sushil Chandraalong with Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar unveiled a new initiative.
  • The main objective of the two-day workshop was to review State SVEEP Plans, conduct extensive deliberations on the important aspects of SVEEP, and formulate a comprehensive strategy for future elections.

S4. Ans. (a)
Sol. United Nations has declared the 2023 “International Year of Millets”.

S5. Ans. (d)
Sol. As the nodal department for GOBARdhan, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), the Ministry of Jal Shakti has developed a portal.

S6. Ans. (d)
Sol. Guillermo Cano Isaza, as the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize is named in his honor to recognize and promote press freedom worldwide.

S7. Ans. (b)
Sol. The concessional rate of interest chargeable for loans from beneficiaries will be fixed at 5%. The interest subvention by the Government of India will be to an extent of 8% and provided upfront to the banks.

S8. Ans. (c)
Sol. This Scheme was launched by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs.


  • The Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved a bus scheme “PM-eBus Sewa”for augmenting city bus operation by 10,000 e-buses on the PPP model.  The Scheme would have an estimated cost of Rs.57,613 crore, out of which support of Rs.20,000 crore will be provided by the Central government.
  • The Scheme will support bus operations for 10 years.

S9. Ans. (a)
Sol.  Harris Park is a hub in Western Sydney where the Indian community celebrates festivals and events such as Diwali and Australia Day.


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart jointly laid the foundation stone of the ‘Little India’ gateway to be built in Harris Park here as a symbol of the friendship between the two nations and to recognize the diaspora’s immense contribution.

S10. Ans. (d)
Sol. The AI Supercomputer ‘AIRAWAT’, installed at C-DAC, Pune has been ranked 75th in the world.

  • It was declared so in the 61st edition of the Top 500 Global Supercomputing List at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2023) in Germany.
  • It puts India on top of AI Supercomputing nations worldwide.
  • The system is installed under the National Program on AI by the Government of India.



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