Banking & Finance Awareness PDF

Banking & Finance Awareness PDF

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Banking & Finance Awareness PDF – JAN to APR

Section Wise Current Affairs

January 2019

  1. ESAF Small Finance Bank (SFB) has recently got RBI nod to operate as a scheduled bank. The headquarters of ESAF is located at ___?

Ans: Thrissur

  1. Recently, the Union cabinet has approved merger of the Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda. In terms of market value, what would be rank of the combined merger bank?

Ans: 3

  1. Which European country has recently introduced GAFA Tax on Global Internet, Technology Firm?

Ans: France

  1. India has cut import tax on crude palm oil sourced from ASEAN nations from 44% to _____?

40%

  1. The Union Cabinet has approved amendment to which act to recognize trade unions?

Ans: Trade Unions Act of 1926

  1. Which one has become the India’s largest Asset Management Company (AMC)?

Ans: HDFC Mutual

  1. Which Indian organisation has allowed custodial services in commodity market?

Ans: SEBI

  1. The Union Government has amalgamated which Regional Rural Banks into a single RRB?

Ans: Punjab Gramin Bank, Malwa Gramin Bank and Sutlej Gramin Bank

  1. The Indian economy is expected to grow at how much percentage in FY19, as per latest estimate of Central Statistics Office (CSO)?

Ans: 7.2%

  1. What is the India’s GDP forecast for FY19, as per World Bank’s 2019 Global Economic Prospects report?

Ans: 7.3%

  1. Which state is set to become the first Indian state to roll out Universal Basic Income?

Ans: Sikkim

  1. Who has become the first Indian business tycoon to be named “Fugitive Economic Offender”?

Ans: Vijay Mallya

  1. Which state government has announced interest-free loans of up to Rs 3 lakh for Women Self-Help Groups (WSHGs)?

Ans: Odisha

  1. Which international organization has recently released the report ‘Future of Consumption in Fast-Growth Consumer Market – India’?

Ans: World Economic Forum (WEF)

  1. Who is the head of Group of Ministers (GoM) on GST revenue shortfall faced by states?

Ans: Sushil Kumar Modi

  1. The Ministry of Finance has started which series on Twitter to educate general public about the budgetary process?

Ans: Know Your Budget

  1. The central bank of which country has recently banned the use of Indian currency notes?

Ans: Nepal

  1. Who is the head of the IBBI working group to suggest a suitable framework for Group Insolvency?

Ans: U K Sinha

  1. Which international organization has recently released the World Economic Outlook?

Ans: IMF

  1. What is the India’s rank at the Global Talent Competitive Index (GTCI) 2019?

Ans: 80th

  1. What is the India’s rank at the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index?

Ans: 54th

  1. Which international organisation has published its latest World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report?

Ans: United Nations

  1. What is the India’s rank at the Global Talent Competitive Index (GTCI) 2019?

Ans: 80

  1. Which country is the largest producer of crude steel in the world, according to latest report of World Steel Association (WSA)?

Ans: China

February 2019

  1. Which of the following countries have launched a common digital currency “Aber”?

Ans: UAE and Saudi A2

  1. Which of the following countries have officially set up a payment channel with Iran called INSTEX?

Ans: Germany, France and the UK

  1. The newly-named Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade will work under which union ministry?

Ans: Ministry of Commerce and Industry

  1. Which Indian state has topped in budgetary practices, as per latest survey by Transparency International (TI)?

Ans: Assam

  1. Which of the following states has become the first Indian state to set up a Price Monitoring and Research Unit (PMRU)?

Ans: Kerala

  1. What is the current repo rate, as per RBI’s 6th bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2018-19?

 Ans: 6.25%

  1. What is the India’s rank at the 2019 US Chambers International IP Index?

Ans: 36th

  1. The Union Cabinet has approved to set up an unified authority for regulating all financial services in which

organisation?

Ans: IFSC

  1. Under which section of the Banking Regulation Act of 1949, RBI has slapped Rs 1 crore penalty on SBI for

violating norms?

Ans: Section 47A

  1. RBI has recently raised the limit for collateral-free agriculture loans from Rs 1 Lakh to ____?

Ans: 1.6 Lakhs

  1. The 5th International Dam Safety Conference – 2019 was the initiative of which international organisation?

Ans: World Bank

  1. Which insurance company has launched a new micro insurance plan “Micro Bachat”?

Ans: LIC

  1. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has recently decided to keep which country on grey list for failing to

curb terror funding?

Ans: Pakistan

  1. Which country has recently introduced its new currency ‘RTGS dollar’?

Ans: Zimbabwe

  1. Which of the following schemes has been launched by Union HRD ministry for providing industry apprenticeship opportunities?

Ans: Shreyas

March 2019

  1. RBI have signed a $75 billion Bilateral Swap Arrangement (BSA) with which country’s central Bank?

Ans: Japan

  1. Who is the head of the RBI task force on offshore rupee markets?

Ans: Usha Thorat

  1. Which scheme has been launched by Union HRD ministry to fund science projects?

Ans: STARS

  1. Which international organization has signed $250 million loan pact for NRETP to boost rural incomes in India?

Ans: World Bank

  1. Who has been designated as the new Finance Secretary (FS) of India?

Ans: Subhash Chandra Garg

  1. What is the India’s position in gold holding, as per the latest report by the World Gold Council (WGC)?

Ans: 11th

  1. Which of the following organizations has decided to inject liquidity via forex swaps?

Ans: RBI

  1. United Kingdom has issued new ‘black hole’ coin in honour of which of the following renowned personalities?

Ans: Stephen Hawking

  1. Which of the following banks has launched doorstep banking service for senior citizens over 70 years of age

and differently-abled customers?

Ans: SBI

  1. Which of the following banks have been designated as the RBI’s list of D-SIBs?

Ans: SBI, ICICI Bank and HDFC

  1. Which union ministry has released national guidelines on responsible business conduct?

Ans: Ministry of Corporate Affairs

  1. Fitch Ratings has recently cut India’s GDP growth forecast for FY20 from 7.0% to _____?

Ans: 6.8%

  1. Which international organisation has recently released the 2018 global Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI)?

Ans: UNDP

  1. Which international organisation has passed resolution to combat terrorist financing?

Ans: UNSC

  1. Which Indian organisation has decided to set up a regulatory sandbox for Fintech startups?

Ans: RBI

April 2019

  1. What is the current repo rate, as per RBI’s first bi-monthly policy of FY20?

Ans: 6.00%

  1. What is the India’s GDP growth forecast for FY20, according to the Asian Development Outlook 2019?

Ans: 7.2%

  1. Which international organisation has released its latest report on “South Asia Economic Focus, Exports

Wanted”?

Ans: World Bank

  1. Which country is the highest recipient of remittances in 2018, as per World Bank (WB)’s latest report “Migration and Development Brief”?

Ans: India

  1. RBI has recently tweaked LCR norms to boost liquidity. What does ‘LCR’ stands for?

Ans: Liquidity Coverage Ratio

  1. The Bombay Stock Exchange has recently tied up with which bank to give boost to startups platform?

Ans: HDFC Bank

  1. Which of the following banks has signed the first co-origination loan agreement with Paisalo Digital?

Ans: SBI

  1. Which of the following banks has topped Forbes’ list of Indian banks 2019?

Ans: HDFC Bank

  1. Which of the following banks has partnered with M1Xchange TReDS platform for MSME bill discounting?

Ans: Bank of Maharashtra

  1. Which of the following banks has launched paperless account opening facility for NRIs?

Ans: IDBI Bank

  1. Which of the following banks has become the first public sector bank in India to meet RBI’s EMV mandate?

Ans: Canara Bank

  1. Which of the following central banks is the first Asia- Pacific (APAC) central bank to begin interest rate easing

cycle?

Ans: Reserve Bank of India

  1. Which of the following banks has become the first Destination Bank to launch debit card-based e-mandate

on NPCI’s API platform?

Ans: Kotak Mahindra Bank

  1. Which of the following heritage sites is the motif of greenish-yellow Rs 20 denomination banknotes?

Ans: Ellora Caves

  1. Which country has recently pledged £4 million to support Modern Slavery Innovation Fund (MSIF)?

Ans: Britain

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