SBI PO 2015: Current Affairs Quiz

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Keeping in context the upcoming SBI PO 2015 exams in mind, here we are posting a quiz on Current Affairs which we hope will be helpful for the exam. All the Best!

1. The Lok Sabha on 7 May passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill. Now, juveniles as young as ______ can be tried under laws for adults for heinous crimes.
1) 14 years
2) 15 years
3) 16 years
4) 17 years
5) None of these
2. The govt on 12 May named new governors for six states. Which of the following is NOT correct in this regard?
1) JP Rajkhowa: Arunachal Pradesh
2) Lt Gen (retd) Nirbhay Sharma: Mizoram
3) Syed Ahmed: Manipur
4) V Shanmuganathan: Meghalaya
5) None of these
3. As informed by the govt to the Lok Sabha on 7 May, the Polavaram multipurpose project is likely to displace over 1.88 lakh people in the state of
1) Andhra Pradesh
2) Karnataka
3) Kerala
4) Goa
5) None of these
4. DBS Bank has applied to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to convert its branches into a wholly-owned subsidiary (WOS). The bank is based in
1) Switzerland
2) Singapore
3) UK
4) Sweden
5) Germany
5. The govt has referred the issue of minimum alternate tax (MAT) on foreign institutional investors (FIIs) to a committee which will be headed by
1) SB Sinha
2) AP Shah
3) AR Lakshmanan
4) DK Jain
5) None of these
6. India has moved up 13 notches on a global list of countries in terms of their travel and tourism competitiveness. What is its current position in this regard globally?
1) 48th
2) 45th
3) 52nd
4) 28th
5) 17th
7. The Supreme Court on 13 May restrained the Centre and state govts from publishing pictures of ministers, CMs and presidents of ruling parties in govt advertisements. Only pictures of the ________ would be published in govt advertisements.
1) Chief Justice of India
2) PM
3) President
4) All the above
5) Only 2) and 3)
8. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 7 May inked a pact with India to provide a loan worth USD 31 million for sustainable water resource management in river basins in
1) Rajasthan
2) Madhya Pradesh
3) Assam
4) Karnataka
5) Maharashtra
9. Mothers Day is observed every year on the
1) last Sunday of Apr
2) first Sunday of May
3) second Sunday of May
4) last Sunday of May
5) None of these
10. As promised by the Union Finance Minister, the losses incurred by the states due to implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be fully compensated for
1) two years
2) three years
3) four years
4) five years
5) ten years
11. PM Narendra Modi began his three-day China sojourn from which of the following Chinese cities on 14 May?
1) Nanjing
2) Xining
3) Xian
4) Taiyuan
5) Jinan
12. The proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) will subsume which of the following taxes?
1) Excise duty
2) Services Tax
3) State VAT
4) Entry Tax
5) All the above
13. The biennial Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2015 released recently by the World Economic Forum (WEF) is topped by
1) Australia 
2) Switzerland
3) Germany 
4) France
5) Spain
14.. The cabinet on 13 May cleared a proposal for 10 per cent and 5 per cent disinvestment in _________ and _______ respectively.
1) Indian Oil Corp, NTPC
2) ONGC, NTPC
3) SAIL, Indian Oil Corp
4) SAIL, NTPC
5) None of these

15. The global automatic information exchange system, which is aimed at curbing the menace of black money globally, will come into effect in
1) 2016
2) 2017
3) 2018
4) 2019
5) None of these

Answers
1. 3
2. 5
3. 1
4. 2
5. 2
6. 3
7. 4
8. 4
9. 3
10. 4
11. 3
12. 5
13. 5
14. 1
15. 2