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In context of banking, what does ‘BBB’ stands for__?
[A]Bank Broadcast Bureau
[B]Bank Beneficial Bureau
[C]Bank Blogger Bureau
[D]Bank Board Bureau

Bank Board Bureau
The Union Government has decided to set up Bank Board Bureau (BBB) for Public Sector Banks (PSBs), where each bank would be monitored on the basis of key performance indicators. The Bank Board Bureau will recommend appointment of directors in PSBs and advise on ways for raising funds and mergers and acquisitions to the lenders.


Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has been designated as first woman president of which country?
[D]New Zealand

The Mauritius government designated Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as the country’s new president. She is the first woman to hold the ceremonial position. The appointment of Gurib-Fakim, an internationally-renowned scientist and biologist, is subject to parliament approval. Gurib-Fakim, 56, will be the first female President of the Island, which gained independence from Britain in 1968 and which replaced Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state in 1992.


The production of latex in rubber trees is closely related to which of the following?
[A]Atmospheric pressure
[C]Atmospheric temperature
[D]Soil moisture content

Atmospheric temperature
The production of latex in rubber trees is closely related to the atmospheric temperature. The productivity of the crop decreases as the atmospheric temperature goes up beyond a threshold level. Earlier studies clearly indicated that the increase in atmospheric temperature would adversely affect the rubber production in the traditional rubber growing regions in India.


Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
[A]Volkswagen – Germany
[B]Nissan – Japan
[C]Hyundai – North Korea
[D]Chevrolet- America

Hyundai – North Korea
The Hyundai Motor Company is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.


Who is the chairman of the Panel on Net neutrality that submitted its report recently?
[A]A K Bhargava
[B]Rajiv Prasad
[C]A R Shukla
[D]Ravi Karthik

A K Bhargava
A K Bhargava is the chairman of the six-member committee that was set up to look into the Net Neutrality issue. The committee has submitted its report to the telecom ministry and the report will be made public in few days. Net neutrality gained national attention after Internet activists and experts flagged telecom giant Bharti Airtel’s ‘Airtel Zero’ platform to be in violation of the principle.


The Jal Marg Vikas (National Waterway-1) does not pass through which state of India?
[B]West Bengal

National Waterway-1 (NW-1) is a waterway passing through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, potentially serving the major cities of Haldia, Howrah, Kolkata, Bhagalpur, Patna, Ghazipur, Varanasi, Allahabad and their industrial hinterlands including several industries located along the Ganga basin. The ‘Jal Marg Vikas’ (National Waterway-1) project, which envisages developing a fairway between 1,620 km Allahabad and Haldia stretch, has taken off with a $3.5 million funding from the World Bank.


Which state has been ranked no.1 in the mutual fund landscape in the country?
[D]West Bengal

Maharashtra dominated the mutual fund landscape in the country with an assets base of Rs1.21 lakh crore at the end of April. Maharashtra is followed by Delhi which stood second in place. In terms of state-wise equity assets, Maharashtra led with Rs 1.21 lakh crore, taking up a 35 per cent share of the market. Other states which are ranked top 5 in the list are Karnataka, Gujarat and West Bengal.


World Milk Day is observed on which of the following dates?
[A]29th May
[B]30th May
[C]1st June
[D]2nd June

1st June
World Milk Day is celebrated all across the world on annual basis on 1st of June. It is celebrated to increase the common public awareness about all aspects of the natural milk such as its natural origin, milk nutritional value and various milk products including its economic importance throughout the globe. World milk day celebration was initiated by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in 2001 in order to encourage common social public about the milk and dairy products consumption as their daily diet.


India’s oldest Muslim shrine “Cheraman Juma Masjid” is located in which state?
[A]Madhya Pradesh

The Cheraman Juma Masjid is a mosque in Methala, Thrissur district, Kerala. The Cheraman Masjid is the very first mosque in India, built in 629 AD by Malik lbn Dinar, an Arab propagator of Islam and a follower and contemporary of Islamic Prophet Muhammad. It is believed that this mosque was first renovated and reconstructed in the 11th century AD.


Who among the following will be conferred with Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War Award?
[A]L K Advani
[B]Atal Bihari Vajpayee
[C]Murali Manhor Joshi
[D]Man Mohan Singh

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be conferred with Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War Award by Bangladesh government. He will be bestowed this award for his outstanding support for the Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan in 1971 when he was member of Lok Sabha. Bangladesh Government will hand over this award to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his upcoming visit to the country from June 6, 2015.