[Dated: 28th May] Important Current Affairs GK Quiz for RBI Grade B& Upcoming Exams 2017 (25th May 2017):
Dear Readers, Here we have given the Current Affairs GK questions based on the previous days Daily Current Affairs updates. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming Banking exams can use these questions.
Explanation: State Bank of India (SBI) has decided to sell the bad loans with outstanding balance of Rs1,471.47 crore on sale to asset reconstruction companies and financial institutions
Explanation: World Bank’s International Finance Corp to invest up to $40 million in Kedaara Capital Fund II LLP, which in turn will fund in 10-12 mid-market firms in India
3). Public sector lender SBI has launched hackathon for developers, startups and students to come up with innovative ideas and solutions for the banking sector. What is the name of the hackathon?
Explanation: The hackathon, which was launched by SBI was named ‘Code For Bank’, will focus on the business value driven by technologies like predictive analytics, fin-tech/block chain, digital payments, IoT (Internet of Things), artificial intelligence, machine learning, BOTS and robotic process automation.
4). Lenin Moreno was recently appointed as a new president of which country?
Explanation: Ecuador’s new president Lenin Moreno, tasked with steering a flagship of the Latin American left through troubled economic and political waters. Moreno beat his conservative rival, ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, by 2.3 per cent in April’s runoff vote.
5). Who has been recently appointed as a new general counsel by TATA Sons?
Explanation: Tata Sons announced the appointment of Shuva Mandal — National Practice Head, M&A and Corporate at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas — as group general counsel.
6). ICC announced a long term partnership deal with which of the following Brand?
Explanation: The ICC announced a long-term deal with luxury brand Hublot, which will include all ICC events to 2020. The agreement will mean Hublot supply watches for the player-of-the-Match in semifinals and finals at all ICC major events as well as the player-of-the-tournament award.
7). Recently, government has approved issuing bonds of _______ crore rupees for renewable energy Schemes?
Explanation: Central government will raise bonds of 2,360 crore rupees for renewable energy. A decision in this regard was taken by the Union Cabinet. The bonds will be raised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and funds will be used in various renewable energy programmes.
8). Who is the winner of the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year award 2016/17?
Explanation: Based on the CEAT Cricket Ratings, Ravichandran Ashwin was honored with International Cricketer of the Year award by Sunil Gavaskar and Harsh Goenka, chairman, RPG Enterprises at the Cricket Club of India. He receive the trophy and cheque for rupee 5 lakh.
Explanation: Shubman Gill was a Cricket player, who was recently honored with the CEAT Young Player of the Year for scoring 603 runs in nine games against the touring England under-19 team.
Explanation: The J&K government launched an e-clinics service for farmers with the aim to double farmer’s income by 2022. The Department of Agriculture, in collaboration with Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI), has set up 15 plant clinics in Samba, Kathua and Jammu.
Explanation: The African Union (AU) is a continental union consisting of all 55 countries on the African continent. It was established on 26 May 2001 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and launched on 9 July 2002 in South Africa, with the aim of replacing the Organization of African Unity (OAU). Africa Day, which was formerly known as Africa Freedom Day was observed on 25th May.
Explanation: 25th May is observed as Africa Day, This year 2017, the African Union highlights the theme: ‘Harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in youth.’