General Awareness Quiz Series 2023: 19th January: Hello Students, General Awareness is an essential part of all government exams. It’s better to prepare this section daily and revise the same using the factsheet provided. Bankersadda team has brought you up a new series in which we will come up with 10 questions and answers, other options of the question have related news to them. So don’t miss reading the solutions.
Q1. What is the name of the worlds longest river cruise?
(a) MV Ganga Vilas
(b) MV Maitri Vilas
(c) MV Lakshmi Vilas
(d) MV Brahmaputra Vilas
Q2. Who has written the book “Braving A Viral Storm: India’s Covid-19 Vaccine Story”?
(a) Aashish Chandorkar
(b) Suraj Sudhir
(c) Sanjeev Sanyal
(d) a and b
Q3. What is the deadline to the government’s plans of achieving the level of 20 per cent ethanol blending in the overall petrol supply in the country?
Q4. What is the financial outlay for the incentive scheme for the promotion of RuPay Debit Cards and low-value BHIM-UPI transactions (person-to-merchant)?
(a) 2000 crore
(b) 2200 crore
(c) 2400 crore
(d) 2600 crore
Q5. China’s Alibaba Group sold a 3.1% stake in Indian digital payments firm. What is the name of the firm?
(a) Phone Pe
(b) Bharat Pe
Q6. RRR has won the 28th Critics Choice Awards in two categories, what are they?
(a) Best Director, Best Picture
(b) Best Foreign Language, Best Song
(c) Best Visual Effects, Best Song
Q7. Consider the following about National Urban Technology Mission:
- To infuse technological improvements in municipal providers and infrastructure of 4,500 city native bodies
- the mission outlay at ₹15,000 crore for 5 years.
Which statement is incorrect?
Q8. Which state implemented the policy for Blindness Control with the objective of ‘Right to Sight’?
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Madhya Pradesh
Q9. Consider the following statements about Credit Default Swap and which of the statements in incorrect?
(a) A credit default swap (CDS) is a type of credit derivative that provides the buyer with protection against default and other risks
(b) A CDS is written on the debt of a third party, called the reference entity, whose relevant debt is called the reference obligation, typically a senior unsecured bond.
(c) An important determinant of the value of the expected payments is the hazard rate, the probability of default given that default has not already occurred.
Q10. Who has been appointed the new chief economist of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development?
(a) Clare Lombardelli
(b) Laurence Boone
(c) Gita Gopinath
World’s longest River Cruise MV Ganga Vilas is in Patna en route to Dibrugarh via Bangladesh. Thirty-two tourists from Switzerland are reveling in the memorable moments of the journey.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has officially launched the book titled “Braving A Viral Storm: India’s Covid-19 Vaccine Story” in New Delhi. The book is co-authored by Aashish Chandorkar and Suraj Sudhir. The book launch comes ahead of India’s second anniversary of starting its COVID-19 vaccination drive in January 2021.
Home Minister Amit Shah has released a book titled “Revolutionaries- The Other Story of How India Won Its Freedom” at a function in New Delhi. The Author of the book is Economist Sanjeev Sanyal
The phased roll-out of E20 (20 per cent ethanol blending in gasoline) will begin on April 1, Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said. The fuel will be available at select outlets and will not require changes to car engines. The proposed roll-out will give further impetus to the government’s plans of achieving the level of 20 per cent ethanol blending in the overall petrol supply in the country by ethanol supply year 2025-2026.
The Union Cabinet has approved the incentive scheme for the promotion of RuPay Debit Cards and low-value BHIM-UPI transactions (person-to-merchant) for the current financial year. The approved incentive scheme for promotion of RuPay Debit Cards and low-value BHIM-UPI transactions (P2M) in FY 2022-23 has a financial outlay of Rs 2,600 crore
China’s Alibaba Group sold a 3.1% stake in Indian digital payments firm Paytm for a total of $125 million through a block deal.
The 28th Critics Choice Awards were held, and once again, SS Rajamouli’s RRR has made India proud, as the film scored two awards. RRR won Best Song award for Naatu Naatu, as well as Best Foreign Language film. RRR was also nominated for Best Director, Best Picture and Best Visual Effects
The Centre is about to launch a five-year National Urban Technology Mission which is able to infuse technological improvements in municipal providers and infrastructure of 4,500 city native bodies within the nation. The mission, to be spearheaded by the ministry of housing and urban affairs, can have three main sub-heads. A be aware ready for the approval of the expenditure finance committee (EFC) pegs the mission outlay at ₹15,000 crore for 5 years.
Under its campaign of Nirogi Rajasthan, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has implemented the policy for Blindness Control with the objective of ‘Right to Sight’. With this, Rajasthan has become the first state to have such a policy. This policy has been brought with an aim to bring light in the lives of more than 3 lakh people suffering from visual impairment in the State. The prevalence rate of blindness in the country was 1.1% in 2020 and the initiatives under the Blindness Control Policy will help to bring it down to 0.3 percent
Why in News?
Regulator SEBI allowed Alternative Investment
Funds(AIFs) to participate in the Credit Default Swaps(CDS) market as protection buyers and sellers in a bid to facilitate the deepening of the domestic corporate bond segment. The new norms, which will come into force with immediate effect, allow business entities to hedge risks associated with the bonds market. In 2012, the capital markets regulator SEBI had allowed mutual funds to participate in Credit Default Swap transactions, which allow business entities to hedge risks associated with the bonds market.
Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury, Clare Lombardelli, has been appointed as the new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Chief Economist. She will lead the OECD’s economic work, replacing France’s Laurence Boone, who has held the post since 2018.
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