Current affairs updates for September 05th , 2017 – General Awareness GK for IBPS, SBI, SSC Exams

Current affairs updates for September 05th , 2017 – General Awareness GK for IBPS, SBI, SSC Exams


Prime Minister told that India is fast changing into one of the
most open economies, with improvements on global indices and the biggest-ever reform
GST weaving the nation into one unified market. He also said that India has moved up on the
World Bank index of Ease of Doing Business. Similarly, we have moved up 32 spots in the
last two years on the Global Competitiveness Index.
What is the position of India among the 138 countries in the 2016-17 Global Competitiveness
Index (GCI)? 39
40 41
42 43
Feb-00 India has been ranked 39th among the 138 countries
in the 2016-17 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI). The index was released as part of the
World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report for 2016-17. Indicating the growing importance of the Himalayan
region in global politics, a new round of competition has begun in Nepal among the great
powers. Nepal has been concluded one of the biggest infrastructure-related deals with
China even as reports came of a big grant of funds by the U.S.
Agreement on a cement venture was between the Investment Board of Nepal and Hongshi-Shivam
Cement, a Nepal-China venture. In the backdrop of the landmark boost to Nepal-China
infrastructure segment has come the U.S. announcement of a grant of $500 million for Nepal to work
on its development goals. Which of the two countries investing funds
in Nepal for its infrastructure projects? US and India
India and China US and China
US and Japan India and Japan
US and China
Nepal concluded one of the biggest infrastructure-related deals with Chinaand a big grant of funds by
the U.S. RBI stated to a parliamentary panel that it
had “no information” on the amount of black money removed because of demonetization.
There was also no information about the unaccounted money that was legitimized by exchanging old
currency. It said that Rs. 15.28 lakh crore in junked
notes that came back would be “subject to future corrections based on verification process”. In which section, The legal basis for the
order demonetizing currency can be found under Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934?
Section 26 Section 21A
Section 24 Section 27
Section 45(U) Section 26
Section 26 (1): Defines legal tender of notes Section 26(2): Withdrawal of legal tender
of notes Star India acquired the Indian Premier League’s
media rights for a staggering ₹16,347.5 crore ($2.55 billion) for the next five years.
The previous 10-year contract for the IPL’s TV rights was bought by Sony for ₹8,200
crore in 2008. The media rights on offer at Monday’s auction included global broadcasting
and digital rights from 2018 to 2022. Which is the first sporting event in the world
to be broadcast live on YouTube in the year 2010?
World Cup Soccer BWF World Senior Championships
FIFA U17 World Cup IPL
Asian Track Cycling Championships IPL
In 2010, the IPL became the first sporting event in the world to be broadcast live on
YouTube. Air pollution is diminishing India’s capacity
to harness power from the sun, experts say, undermining billions being invested in renewables
as the energy-hungry giant emerges as a solar superpower.
New research has found the smog and dust that sickens millions across India every year is
also sapping solar power generation by more than 25 percent.
At present levels in India, it could amount to roughly 3,900 MW of lost energy — six
times the capacity of its largest solar farm, a gigantic field of 2.5 million panels.
What is the ranking of India in 2016 Environmental Performance Index out of 180 countries?
81 101
121 161
141 May-00
the 2016 Environmental Performance Index ranked India 141 out of 180 countries. India’s largest public sector bank is gearing
up to go hi-tech. Its new offering- SIA- is currently under beta-testing.
SIA, or the SBI Intelligent Assistant, is a chatbot that will guide you through products
and services and answer queries. SBI isn’t new to use of bots and AI though.
In fact, over 80% of its transactions are done through machines!
Which of the following is correct regarding SBI’s SIA?
1. It’s a chatbot that will guide you through products and services and answer queries.
2.It has been developed by Allincall, an IIT-Bombay-backed startup.
3.It can process your credit card related queries.
1 only 2 only
3 only 1 and 2 only
1,2 and 3 1 and 2 only
SIA will answer queries on different types of loans and deposits. It has been developed
by Allincall, an IIT-Bombay-backed startup. In a bid to prevent vaccine wastage during
transportation, Pluss Advanced Technologies, a venture funded by Tata Capital Innovations
Fund, has come up with India’s first patent pending product ‘Celsure’ for transporting
medicines. It is the first solution which not only simplifies
the complete packaging procedure but also gives precise temperature control for more
than 70 hours even at ambient temperatures greater than 40 degrees Celsius.
Celsure™ uses a combination of Phase Change Materials that store heat and cold along with
a unique design to provide precise temperature control of 2-8 degrees Celsius.
Which of the following is correct regarding Celsure™?
1.It allows companies to transport medicines by road in a regular truck
2.Using this, requirement of thawing or conditioning of ice packs at room temperature for 20-30
minutes before packing is not required. 3.packaging time has been reduced to just
5 minutes. 4.Chance of human error is less.
1 and 2 only 2 and 3 only
1 and 3 only 3 and 4 only
1,2,3 and 4 1,2,3 and 4 P R Seshadri has assumed charge as the Managing
Director and Chief Executive Officer of Karur Vysya Bank.
Seshadri, a senior banker with over 25 years experience, started his banking career with
Citibank in early 1992. He has served in various capacities including Managing Director of
Citi Financial Consumer Finance Ltd and Citi Financial Retail Services India Ltd till 2005.
His predecessor K Venkataraman laid down office on August 31, after a stint at the helm for
75 months. Pick the odd one out
City Union Bank Karur Vysya Bank
Catholic Syrian Bank Tamilnad Mercantile Bank
Indusind Bank Indusind Bank
All of the first 4 banks are old private sector banks whereas IndusInd bank is new generation
bank. The generations is defined as Before and After 1993 financial reforms. On Saturday, 15-year-old Nisar Ahmed bagged
two gold medals (100 metres and 200 metres) at the Delhi State Athletics Meet in the under-16
category. He took just 11 seconds to finish the 100m
sprint, which was 0.02 seconds faster than the men’s winner this year.
Needless to say, he also broke the national under-16 records in both 100m and 200m.
What is the current men’s world record in seconds?
10.58 9.58
11.49 12.56
10.34 Jan-00
The current men’s world record is 9.58 seconds, set by Jamaica’s Usain Bolt in 2009 RBI today included HDFC Bank in the list of
‘too big to fail’ lenders, referred to as D-SIB or domestic systemically important bank.
With the inclusion of HDFC Bank in the list, there will now be three ‘too big to fail’
financial entities in the country. SIBs are subjected to higher levels of supervision
so as to prevent disruption in financial services in the event of any failure.
Which of the other two banks were classified as D-SIBs in 2015?
SBI and ICICI ICICI and Axis Bank
SBI and Federal Bank ICICI and CITI Bank
CITI bank and Bank of Baroda SBI and ICICI
India’s largest lender SBI and private sector major ICICI Bank were classified as D-SIBs
in 2015.

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