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Quiz 581: GK for RBI Grade B Examination

1. The Arabic word “Sukuk” is best placed in which among the following?
[A]A tenet of Islam
[B]A Festival of Islam
[C]A term related to Islamic Banking
[D]A term related to Saudi Politics

Explanation
2. Consider the following statement:
1. The Tiny units in industries was defined for the first time in Industrial Policy Statement 1977
2. There was a complete NO to the foreign investment in the Industrial Policy Statement 1977
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]Only 1 is correct
[B]Only 2 is correct
[C]Both 1 & 2 are correct
[D]Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

Explanation
3. Consider the following:
1. Banking Regulation Act
2. Insurance Act
3. Securities Contract Regulation Act
Which among the following presents a correct set of years in which the above acts were legislated?
[A]1949, 1958, 1992
[B]1949, 1938, 1992
[C]1949, 1938, 1956
[D]1938, 1948, 1959

Explanation
4. Consider the following statements:
1. The objective of the RKVY is to achieve 4 % annual growth in the agriculture sector during the 11th plan by ensuring a holistic development of Agriculture and Allied Sectors.
2. RKVY has been successful in achieving the target
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]Only 1 is correct
[B]Only 2 is correct
[C]Both 1 & 2 are correct
[D]Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

Explanation
5. Consider the following statements:
1. National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) is a comprehensive programme for combating 6 deadly diseases transmitted by Mosquitoes
2. India recently launched a pilot programme on Genetically modified mosquitoes to combat this vector
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]Only 1 is correct
[B]Only 2 is correct
[C]Both 1 & 2 are correct
[D]Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

Explanation
6. Which among the following is the most spoken mother tongue in the European Union?
[A]English
[B]French
[C]German
[D]Spanish

7. In India, Public Sector plays a dominant role in mineral production accounting for 74.48% of the total value of minerals produced in 2009-10. In the production of which of the following, the share of Public Sector is maximum?
[A]Coal
[B]Lignite
[C]Natural Gas
[D]Petroleum

Explanation
8. Consider the following statements:
1. Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) has been launched to improve the health and nutrition status of pregnant, lactating women and infants.
2. The scheme envisages Cash Incentives for the above beneficiaries
3. All Government Women Employees are beneficiaries of the IGMSY
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
[A]Only 1 & 2 are correct
[B]Only 2 & 3 are correct
[C]Only 1 is correct
[D]All are correct

Explanation
9. Consider the following statements in context with the Cash Management Bills:
1. Cash Management Bills are a kind of short term money market instruments with maturity less than 91 days
2. Cash Management Bills are issued on discount
3. Cash Management Bills are introduced only by Central Government
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]Only 1 is correct
[B]Only 1 & 2 are correct
[C]all are correct
[D]Only 2 & 3 are correct

Explanation
10. Consider the following:
1. Next Steps to Strategic Partnership (NSSP)
2. Technology Safeguard Agreement (TSA)
3. Commercial Space Launch Agreement (CSLA)
Which among the above have been signed between India and United States space cooperation in recent past?
[A]Only 1
[B]1 & 2
[C]2 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3

Explanation
11. Consider the following statements:
1. Area between 200 mts to 500 mts in Coastal Regulation Zone – III has been declared as No Development Zone (NDZ).
2. Some activities are permissible in this zone after obtaining necessary approvals from concerned authorities
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]Only 1 is correct
[B]Only 2 is correct
[C]Both 1 & 2 are correct
[D]Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

12. Consider the following statements:
1. MG NREGA is the first law internationally, that guarantees wage employment
2. MG NREGA act mandates 33% participation for women
3. Pronab Sen Committee has been constituted for developing an index for fixing Mahatma Gandhi NREGA wage rates and its periodic revisions.
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]Only 1 is correct
[B]1 & 2 are correct
[C]All are correct
[D]2 & 3 are correct

13. Tendulkar Committee report has revealed that in 2004-05, India’s poverty which was measured 27% at that time is actually increased more than 10% and actual poverty was 37% . Which among the following was the reason behind these two conflicting measures of poverty in India?
[A]There was a discrepancy in the data’s collected at that time
[B]The new poverty line measures poverty on a wider access to commodity and services like health and education and not calories
[C]The calories definition of poverty has been changed by the world Bank
[D]The government at that time misled the public on by showing the wrong figures

14. The investment in Plant & Machinery up to which among the following amounts in India is called a Tiny Unit in India?
[A]Rs. 5 Lakh
[B]Rs. 10 Lakh
[C]Rs. 15 Lakh
[D]Rs. 25 Lakh

Explanation
15. Consider the following statements about a sports personality of India:
1. He is a winner of the won All England Open Badminton Championships
2. He has been a force behind the rise of Saina Nehwal
3. He is the only sports person, who has been awarded the Dronacharya Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award as well as Arjuna Award
Identify this personality from the given options:
[A]Prakash Padukone
[B]P. Gopichand
[C]Syed Modi
[D]Chetan Anand