SBI PO: Current Affairs Quiz

Ques1. The two-day World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2014, a global effort to combat climate change, was held at which of the following places recently?
1) Dubai
2) Doha
3) Kuala Lumpur
4) Jakarta
5) Manama

Ques2. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a report from the health ministry on the action taken to stop the use of which of the following chemicals for the artificial ripening of fruit recently?
1) Acetylene
2) Benzene
3) Calcium carbide
4) Ethylene
5) None of these

Ques3. With a view to improving the aesthetic ambience along stations, the Railways plans to start a pilot project ‘Green Curtains’ at major tourist destinations. Which of the following stations will receiver Green Curtains first?
1) Jaipur
2) Agra
3) New Delhi
4) Both 1) and 2)
5) All the above

Ques4. The annual blood donation drive organized of which of the following private sector banks in India in Dec 2013 has been recognized as the largest effort of its kind across the globe and has set a Guinness World Record?
1) ICICI
2) HDFC
3) Axis bank
4) Kotak Mahindra
5) Federal bank

Ques5. Which of the following countries have agreed to join hands on an initiative for Kanchenjunga trans-boundary landscape to address biodiversity conservation in a sustainable way in the Himalayan region?
1) India, China and Bhutan
2) India, Nepal and Bangladesh
3) India, Nepal and Bhutan
4) China, Nepal and Bhutan
5) None of these

Ques6. India is the world’s ninth biggest military spender in the world as of now. Which of the following countries is the largest spender?
1) Russia
2) China
3) US
4) Japan
5) Germany

Ques7. The issue of fresh securities by an unlisted company for the first time is called
1) Exchange Traded Fund
2) Initial Public Offering
3) Rights issue
4) Follow-on Public Offering
5) None of these

Ques8. After remaining 10 years in orbit, which of the following communication satellites of India retired recently?
1) GSAT-14
2) INSAT-3E
3) IRNSS-1B
4) GSAT-16
5) None of these

Ques9. Which of the following two states in India together account for about half of the total mango production in India?
1) Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh
2) Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
3) Kerala and Uttar Pradesh
4) Andhra Pradesh and Bihar
5) Odisha and Uttar Pradesh

Ques10. The World Bank has announced that it is increasing its lending capacity to developing countries such as China, India and Brazil. The Bank would increase its annual lending to these middle-income countries to as much as _________over the next decade.
1) USD 15 bn
2) USD 18 bn
3) USD 22 bn
4) USD 25 bn
5) USD 28 bn



ANSWERS
1. 1) Dubai
2. 3) Calcium carbide
3. 4) Both 1) and 2)
4. 2) HDFC
5. 3) India, Nepal and Bhutan
6. 3) US
7. 2) Initial Public Offering
8. 2) INSAT-3E
9. 1) Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh
10.5) USD 28 bn