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General Awareness Quiz for Bank Mains Exams 2023-11th December

Q1. What is the title of the novel for which Irish author Paul Lynch won the 2023 Booker Prize, beating Chetna Maroo’s debut novel “Western Lane”?

(a) Prophet Song
(b) Beyond the Sea
(c) The Black Snow

(d) Red Sky in the Morning
(e) Grace

Q2. Which company, operating under the Ministry of Coal, recently achieved a significant milestone by commencing commercial operations at its 5.0 MTPA Madhuband Washery?

(a) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
(b) Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL)
(c) Coal India Limited (CIL)
(d) Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL)
(e) None of the above

Q3. Which ministry in India has initiated the groundbreaking Amplifi 2.0 portal, aiming to centralize and streamline raw data for data-driven policy-making in urban development?

(a) Ministry of Finance
(b) Ministry of External Affairs
(c) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
(d) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

(e) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Q4. What is the name of India’s first on-demand blood logistics platform recently launched by for hospitals and blood banks?

(a) BloodBoost
(b) BloodCare
(c) BlodSaver
(d) Blod+
(e) BloodLogi

Q5. Nagaland jubilantly celebrated its __________ Statehood Day on December 1, 2023.

(a) 59th
(b) 60th
(c) 61st
(d) 62nd
(e) 63rd

 Q6. The RBI has imposed a penalty of how much on Bank of America, N.A. for violating the reporting requirements under the liberalized Remittances Scheme of FEMA 1999?

(a) Rs. 5,000
(b) Rs. 7,500
(c) Rs. 10,000
(d) Rs. 12,500
(e) Rs. 15,000

Q7. December 1, marks World AIDS Day 2023 which has been observed annually since 1988, serving as a crucial occasion to raise awareness about HIV/ AIDS. What is the theme for World AIDS Day 2023?

(a) “Unite Against AIDS”
(b) “Hope for Tomorrow”
(c) “Ending the Stigma”
(d) “Let Communities Lead!”
(e) “AIDS Awareness Now”

Q8. In which AIIMS did Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurate the 10,000th Jan Aushadhi Kendra, marking a significant milestone in the healthcare sector?

(a) AIIMS Delhi
(b) AIIMS Deoghar
(c) AIIMS Jodhpur
(d) AIIMS Bhopal
(e) AIIMS Patna

Q9. Which state’s Pavilion at the India International Trade Fair (IITF-2023) in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, secured the prestigious gold medal for “Excellence in Display” in the State Pavilion category?

(a) Gujarat
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Odisha
(d) Rajasthan
(e) Punjab

Q10. Who recently received the honor of the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters from the French government for her contributions as an author and translator?

(a) Arundhati Roy
(b) Arshia Sattar
(c) Chetan Bhagat
(d) Jhumpa Lahiri
(e) Vikram Seth


S1. Ans. (a)
Sol. Paul Lynch who is an Irish author won the 2023 Booker prize for his fifth novel ‘Prophet Song’ beating London-based Indian-origin author Chetna Maroo’s debut novel “Western Lane”.

S2. Ans. (b)
Sol. Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), a key player under the Ministry of Coal, has achieved a significant milestone with the initiation of commercial operations at its state-of-the-art 5.0 MTPA Madhuband Washery.

S3. Ans. (c)
Sol. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in India has embarked on a groundbreaking initiative to centralize and streamline raw data from cities across the country.
Launched as the Amplifi 2.0 (Assessment and Monitoring Platform for Liveable, Inclusive and Future-ready urban India) portal, this endeavor aims to facilitate data-driven policy-making, empower academics, and researchers, and engage stakeholders in the urban development process.

S4. Ans. (d)
Sol. has unveiled its groundbreaking healthcare software and logistics platform, Blod+.
This innovation aims to revolutionize blood management and delivery, addressing the alarming issue of blood wastage in healthcare facilities across the country.
The platform’s mission is to ensure that hospitals have steady access to blood, ultimately reducing wastage significantly. Blod+ has set new industry standards by significantly reducing the average sourcing time for blood.

S5. Ans. (c)
Sol. Nagaland, a vibrant state in the northeastern region of India, jubilantly celebrated its 61st Statehood Day on December 1, 2023. Nagas became the 16th state of the Union of India on December 1, 1963.

S6. Ans. (c)
Sol. The RBI has imposed a penalty of Rs. 10,000 on Bank of America, N.A. for violating the reporting requirements under the liberalized Remittances Scheme of FEMA 1999.

S7. Ans. (d)
Sol. The theme for World AIDS Day 2023, is “Let Communities Lead!.” This theme emphasizes the collective strength and influence of communities in driving initiatives related to HIV awareness, prevention, and healthcare.

S8. Ans. (b)
Sol. Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked a significant milestone in the healthcare sector by inaugurating the 10,000th Jan Aushadhi Kendras at AIIMS, Deoghar.

S9. Ans. (c)
Sol. The India International Trade Fair (IITF-2023) concluded on a triumphant note on November 27 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Among the standout highlights was the Odisha Pavilion, which clinched the prestigious gold medal for “Excellence in Display” in the State Pavilion category.

S10. Ans. (b)
Sol. Renowned author and translator Arshia Sattar has added another feather to her cap, being honored with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.


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