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Quiz 556: GK for Bank PO Examinations

1. On the 6th anniversary of Tsunami, a Genetic Garden and a Sea Water Farming project was launched in which among the following states?
[A]Kerala
[B]Tamil Nadu
[C]Andhra Pradesh
[D]Karnataka

Explanation
2. National Housing Bank (NHB), the apex institution of housing finance in India, provides loan to __
1. Housing Finance Companies
2. Commercial banks
3. Co-operative sector Banks
Choose the correct options:
[A]Only 1
[B]1 & 2
[C]1, 2 & 3
[D]1 & 3

Explanation
3. Mono Lake which recently in news as GFAJ-1, the rod shaped extremophile bacteria which was found in it , capable of incorporating Arsenic, is located in which among the following countries?
[A]Canada
[B]USA
[C]Spain
[D]Argentina

Explanation
4. Consider the following statements about progress of MGNREGA for the year ending 2010-11:
1. In around 3/4th of Panchayats, Social Audit has been done
2. Approximately half of the workers are women
3. Average wage per day is near Rs. 100
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]1 & 2
[B]2 & 3
[C]1, 2 & 3
[D]1 only

Explanation
5. Recently Mayookha Johny, has been in news as a rising sports women. Which among the following is the sports of Mayukha Johny?
[A]Badminton
[B]Athletics
[C]Swimming
[D]Chess

Explanation
6. Kandaghat, a heritage railway station made entirely of wood and built by the British in 1903 was destroyed in the fire recently. In which state was located this Railway Station?
[A]Gujarat
[B]Maharastra
[C]Himachal Pradesh
[D]Jammu & Kashmir

Explanation
7. Recently PRINT (Particle Replication in Non-wetting Templates) technology was making news. What is PRINT Technology?
[A]It’s a technology related to genetic engineering and refers to duplication of the DNA codes
[B]It’s a technology related to climate change and refers to a new technique of combating air pollution
[C]It’s a new technology related to synthesis of artificial blood
[D]None of them

Explanation
8. Consider the following statements about Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana:
1. The scheme started rolling from 1st April 2008.
2. Beneficiaries under RSBY are entitled to hospitalization coverage up to Rs. 50,000/- for most of the diseases that require hospitalization
3. The maximum age limit to be enrolled into RSBY is 65 years
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 1 & 2
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3

Explanation
9. In which state is located the Pagladia Dam Project?
[A]Arunachal Pradesh
[B]Sikkim
[C]Assam
[D]West Bengal

Explanation
10. In the month of April 2011, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV C-16 has placed India’s latest remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2 in an orbit which was:
1. Sun Synchronous
2. Geocentric
3. With Polar Inclination
Choose the correct option / options:
[A]1 Only
[B]1 & 2 Only
[C]1, 2, 3
[D]2 & 3 Only

Explanation
11. Consider the following statements about SABLA scheme:
1. It replaces Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY) in all distircts
2. It is being implemented in 200 districts at present
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Explanation
12. In the final of the 65th National Football Championship in Guwahati, which among the following teams has won the Santosh Trophy for 31st time recently?
[A]Manipur
[B]Mizoram
[C]West Bengal
[D]Goa

13. Prior to Census 2011, in which among the following , highest Sex Ratio was recorded in India?
[A]Census 1971
[B]Census 1961
[C]Census 1951
[D]Census 1941

Explanation
14. Consider the following statements about the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY):
1. The food grains included in this scheme are ONLY Rice and Wheat
2. Any BPL family is eligible to get 35 kg grains under AAY every month
3. Central Government bears all the costs including the Distribution Costs
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]1, 2 & 3
[D]Only 1

Explanation
15. Consider the following statements about the Tuticorin Port:
1. Tuticorin Port is an artificial Port
2. Tuticorin Port is the only port in South India to provide a direct weekly container service to USA
Which among the following statements is/ are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2