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General Awareness Quiz for Bank Mains Exams 2024-05th April

Q1. Which of the following tennis players has recently been appointed as the ambassador of Infosys Limited?
(a) Novak Djokovic
(b) Rafael Nadal
(c) Iga Świątek
(d) Both a & c
(e) Both b & c

Q2. The Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) was introduced by the Government of India with the primary objective of:
(a) Offering collateral-free loans to large corporations
(b) Providing direct financial assistance to the agricultural sector
(c) Supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
(d) Offering subsidies to exporters
(e) Providing educational loans to students

Q3. Which of the following countries is NOT a new member of the BRICS grouping, as decided for inclusion starting January 1, 2024?
(a) Saudi Arabia
(b) Iran
(c) United Arab Emirates
(d) Mexico
(e) Ethiopia

Q4. What is the name of the fifth Scorpene class conventional submarine that was commissioned into the Indian Navy in the presence of Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R. Hari Kumar at Naval Dockyard Mumbai?
(a) INS Kalvari
(b) INS Khanderi
(c) INS Karanj
(d) INS Vela
(e) INS Vagir

Q5. When was the National Flag of India adopted by the Constituent Assembly?
(a) August 15, 1947
(b) January 26, 1950
(c) July 22, 1947
(d) November 26, 1949
(e) January 30, 1948

Q6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared which date to be observed as “National Space Day” in India every year to commemorate the soft landing of Chandrayaan 3 on the Moon?
(a) August 15th
(b) July 20th
(c) October 4th
(d) September 24th
(e) August 23rd

Q7. In August 2023, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Government of India and the Government of New Zealand for an Open Sky Policy, allowing more flights between various cities in the two countries. What is the currency of New Zealand?
(a) Euro
(b) Dollar
(c) Pound
(d) Rand
(e) Peso

Q8. Which bank has been appointed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to act as an authorized bank for pension disbursement for civil pensioners on behalf of the Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO), under the Ministry of Finance?
(a) State Bank of India
(b) HDFC Bank
(c) ICICI Bank
(d) Bandhan Bank Ltd
(e) Axis Bank

Q9. Which company has developed the Swathi Mk II Mountain variant Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) recently inducted by the Indian Army in August 2023 for mountains and high-altitude areas?
(a) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
(b) BEML Limited
(c) Bharat Dynamics
(d) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
(e) Bharat Electronics Limited

Q10. The Ministry of Education inked an MoU with which company to help children learn Artificial Intelligence by developing creative expression in classrooms?
(a) Google
(b) Microsoft
(c) Adobe
(d) IBM
(e) Apple


S1. Ans. (e)
Sol. Infosys Limited, an Indian multinational information technology (IT) company, has signed a three-year partnership with Spanish Tennis Icon Rafael Nadal and women’s tennis World No. 1 Iga Świątek of Poland, appointing them as ambassadors for its brand and Infosys’ Digital Innovation, with a focus on promoting digital innovation and inspiring women worldwide.

S2. Ans. (c)
Sol. The ECLGS was designed to provide collateral-free loans to SMEs and other business entities to help them overcome the financial challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The scheme ensures that these businesses can access necessary funds without the need for collateral, thereby facilitating their operational and financial stability during the crisis.

S3. Ans. (d)
Sol. Mexico is not among the countries that were decided to be included in the BRICS expansion, making it the correct answer to the question.
The expansion of the BRICS group in 2024 includes the addition of six new members: Saudi Arabia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Argentina.

S4. Ans. (e)
Sol. The fifth Scorpene class conventional submarine commissioned into the Indian Navy is named INS Vagir.
The INS Vagir is part of a series of six Scorpene-class submarines being built as part of the Indian Navy’s Project-75.

S5. Ans. (c)
Sol. The National Flag of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on July 22, 1947, shortly before India’s independence from British colonial rule. The flag, with its deep saffron, white, and Indian green colors, along with the Ashoka Chakra, holds great significance in representing the nation’s ideals and values.

S6. Ans. (e)
Sol. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that August 23rd of every year will be celebrated as “National Space Day” in India. This date was chosen to commemorate the soft landing of Chandrayaan 3 on the Moon, marking a significant achievement in India’s space exploration history. National Space Day serves as a reminder of India’s growing capabilities and achievements in space technology.

S7. Ans. (b)
Sol. The currency of New Zealand is the Dollar.
On August 29, 2023, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Government of India and the Government of New Zealand for an Open Sky Policy, aimed at enhancing air connectivity between the two countries by allowing more flights to operate between various cities in India and New Zealand.

S8. Ans. (d)
Sol. Bandhan Bank Ltd has been appointed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to serve as an authorized bank for pension disbursement for civil pensioners.
This responsibility is carried out on behalf of the Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO), which is an entity operating under the Ministry of Finance. This appointment enables Bandhan Bank Ltd to handle the important task of disbursing pensions to civil pensioners, demonstrating its capability and trustworthiness in managing significant financial responsibilities.

S9. Ans. (e)
Sol. Swathi Mk II was developed by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a Navratna Public Sector Enterprise (PSE) under the Ministry of Defence (MoD), in Bengaluru, Karnataka

S10. Ans. (c)
Sol. The Ministry of Education in India signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Adobe.
This collaboration is focused on using Adobe Express to enhance creative expression in classrooms and to foster learning in Artificial Intelligence among children. The initiative is expected to impact millions of students and educators across India by providing them with free access to Adobe Express Premium and professional development opportunities​.


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