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October 07, 2016

Latest General & Banking Awareness MCQs for IBPS PO VI, Clerks VI and RRB Exams

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  1. The world's first three-parent baby boy was born in which of the following countries to a Jordanian couple with the help a controversial new fertility technique that incorporates DNA from three people in the embryo.
    1. Canada
    2. Mexico
    3. United States
    4. Switzerland
    5. Italy 
  2. Identify India's largest civilian research and development agency which celebrated its platinum jubilee recently.
    1. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
    2. Indian Institute of Immunology.
    3. Defence Research and Development Organisation.
    4. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research.
    5. Defence Research and Development Laboratory. 
  3. Who is the President of CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) ?
    1. President Pranab Mukherjee
    2. Vice President Hamid Ansari
    3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi
    4. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
    5. None of the above 
  4. The World Tourism Day (WTD) is observed on ______________
    1. 27th September
    2. 17th September
    3. 27th October
    4. 27th August
    5. 17th November 
  5. The theme of World Tourism Day (WTD) 2016 is ______________
    1. Tourism - Promoting Equality
    2. Tourism for All - Promoting Universal Accessibility
    3. Tourism - Cleanliness and Divinity
    4. Tourism For All - Reaching the Unreached 
    5. None of the above
  6. The Guinness World Records has officially designated Majuli as the largest river island in the world. It is situated in the Brahmaputra River in the state of  ______________
    1. Meghalaya
    2. Asom
    3. Uttarakhand
    4. Mizoram
    5. Arunachal Pradesh 
  7. Two Indian forest officials, Ritesh Sarothiya of Madhya Pradesh and Sanjay Dutta of West Bengal have been selected for the Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards 2016, which will be presented at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to be held in October 2016 in ______________ 
    1. France 
    2. United States
    3. Singapore 
    4. South Africa
    5. Canada 
  8. Identify the correct statement with regard to Project SAKSHAM.
    1. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved 'Project SAKSHAM' on 29th September 2016.
    2. Project SAKSHAM is a New Indirect Tax Network (Systems Integration) of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC).
    3. It seeks to bolster the information tech-nology network for the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime that the Central Government intends to roll out from 1st April 2017.
    4. The Project SAKSHAM will help in Integration of CBEC IT systems with the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN).
    5. All the above 
  9. Rate of interest on small savings schemes have been revised by the Central Government on 30th September 2016. Identify the correct option.
    1. The interest on small savings schemes have been cut marginally by 0.1%. The popular National Savings Certificate and Public Provident Fund (PPF) will see their interest rates come down to 8.0% in October - December quarter from 8.1 % in April - July quarter.
    2. The Kisan Vikas Patra will now pay out 7.7% instead of 7.8% and mature in 112 months instead of 110.
    3. Senior citizens deposit scheme will now fetch 8.5%. Interest rate on Monthly Income Account scheme will come down to 7.7% from 7.8% in the previous quarter.
    4. The new rates will come into effect from October 1, 2016 and will remain in force till December 31, 2016. Interest rate for savings deposit remains unchanged at 4%, according to the notification issued by the finance ministry late Thursday.
    5. All the above 
  10. India's fiscal deficit during the five months to August 2016 was... of the budgeted tar-get for the fiscal year ending in March 2017, as per the government data showed on 30th September 2016.
    1. 76.4 percent
    2. 72.4 percent
    3. 67.2 percent
    4. 81.6 percent
    5. 78.3 percent
  11. The Union labour ministry on 29th September 2016 decided to hike the expo-sure of the 'Employees Provident Fund's incremental corpus in equity markets from five percent to ... for the current financial year, without consulting the Central Board of Trustees (CBT).
    1. 8%
    2. 9%
    3. 10%
    4. 11%
    5. 15%
  12. Data released by the Commerce and Industry Ministry shows that eight core industries - coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity comprise nearly   ______________ of India's total industrial production.
    1. 35%
    2. 41 %
    3. 38%
    4. 46%
    5. 29% . 
  13. According to the recent publication titled 'Endemic Vascular Plants of India', released by the Botanical Survey of India (BSI), which state accounts for the highest number flowering plants in the country.
    1. West Bengal
    2. Punjab
    3. Telangana
    4. Tamilnadu
    5. Karnataka 
  14. The Government of India has appointed which mutual fund to manage the second CPSE exchange traded fund (ETF) com-prising stocks of PSUs in the current fiscal with an estimated corpus of Rs 6,000 crore.
    1. ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund
    2. HDFC Mutual Fund
    3. SBI Mutual Fund
    4. Birla Sunlife Mutual Fund
    5. UTI Mutual Fund 
  15. The book 'Kunjamma Ode to a Nightingale: M.S. Subbulakshmi' has been authored by ______________ 
    1. Shiva Pillai
    2. Anna Mani
    3. Alamelu Das
    4. Lakshmi Vishwanathan
    5. Rangarajan
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