(Paper) SBI Junior Associates Exam - 2009 "General Awareness"

(Paper) SBI Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) & Junior Agricultural Associates Exam - 2009

Subject: General Awareness

1. The changed management programme ol which of the following banks is named as "Parivartan" ?

(1) Reserve Bank of India
(2) Bank of India
(3) Union Bank of India
(4) BankofBaroda
(5) State Bank of India

2. The Government of India recently increased its allocation of funds of which of the following schemes by 37% to make it Rs. 12,886 crores ?

(1) Midday Meal Scheme ,.
(2) Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yqjana
(3) Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewable Mission (JNNURM)
(4) National Watershed Development Programme
(5) None of these

3. Which of the following countries has decided to give a 20% subsidy to its farmers even though they are rich ?

(1) France
(2) England
(3) Italy
(4) USA
(5) Germany

4. Which of the following statement is/are true about the Rail Budget 2009-10 presented in July 2009 ?

(A) A new scheme 'Izzat' was un* veiled for the workers in unorganised sector. In this scheme, monthly season tickets will be available at the rate of Rs. 25 only.
(B) No charges will be levied for "TatkalTickets" if booked 72 hours in advance.
(C) Now passengers can buy their reserved tickets from 5000 post offices.

(1) Only A
(2) Only B
(3) Only C
(4) Both A and C
(5) All A, B and C

5. As per the report published recently, Income Tax Department has found about Rs. 1,200 crores lying in Frozen Demat Accounts in India. Why were these Demat Accounts frozen ?

(A) Funds in these accounts were coming from unknown foreign sources.
(B) These account holders were not able to produce their Permanent Account Number, which is mandatory for such transactions.
(C) There are the accounts of those who expired without making a will or nominating someone as their heir apparents.

(1) Only A
(2) Only B
(3) Only C
(4) All A, B and C
(5) None of these

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6. As per the reports published in various newspapers/magazines, the Indo-US trade dropped by 25% in January to March 2009. But there are certain items whose exports were on increase.

Which of the following is/are these items ?

(A) Sugar
(B) Steel
(C) Apparels

(1) Only B and C
(2) Only B
(3) Only C
(4) Only A
(5) All A, B and C

7. Which of the following clearly defines what corporate taxes are?

(A) It is a direct tax levied on the income of a company or association.
(B) It is a tax which is levied to the companies on their production and commonly known as Value Added Tax (VAT).
(C) This is the tax levied on the income of the Directors, Promoters of a company/association on the profits earned by them during the year.

(1) Only A
(2) Only B
(3) Only C
(4) All A, B and C
(5) None of these

8. The Government of India is planning to infuse how much amount in 12 public sector banks to make their capital base strong ?

(1) Rs. 10,000' crores
(2) Rs. 12,000 crores
(3) Rs. 16,000 crores
(4) Rs. 22.000 crores
(5) Rs. 24,000 crores

9. How much amount did the Government of India allocate the National Housing Bank i.NHB) for making up of the shortfall in priority sector lending by commercial banks? (Announcement was made in Union Budget 2009-10).

(1) Rs. 1,000 crores
(2) Rs. 2,000 crores
(3) Rs. 2,500 crores
(4) Rs. 3,000 crores
(5) Rs. 5,000 crores

10. After J.L. Nehru, who amongst the following was/is the other Prime Minister-who completed his/her first term and immediately carne for the second term ?

(1) Iviisvlndira Gandhi
(2) Dr. Manmchan Singh
(3) Mr. Htal Bihari Vajpayee
(4) Mr. Rajiv Gandhi
(5) None of these

11. Which of the following teams won the 'Asia Cup HockeyTournament' held in May 2009 ?

(1) South Korea
(2) Iran
(3) India
(4) Pakistan
(5) China

12. Which of the following countries recently conducted 2nd nuclear test and also test fired some missiles defying the condemnation of various nations ?

(1) North Korea
(2) China
(3) South Korea
(4) Pakistan
(5) USA

13. An epidemic of infectious diseases which is passed on through population across a large region or worldwide is called—

(1) Pandemic
(2) Endemic
(3) Global
(4) Non infectious
(5) None of these

14. Which of the following is the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) at present ?

(1) 3%
(2) 4% ,
(3) 5%
(4) 6%
(5) None of these

15. Who amongst the following is the winner of Women's Singles "French Open Tennis Tournamcnt- 2009' ?

(1) Dinara Safina
(2) Virginia Ruaho Pascual
(3) Anabcl Medina Garrigues
(4) Svetlana Kuznetsova
(5) None of these

16. Many times we read in newspapers/ magazines about the increase or decrease in tax collection.

Which of the following taxes is not included in the tax collection levied by the Union Government ?

(1) property Tax
(2) Education. Cess
(3) Corporate Tax
(4) Income Tax r
(5) Fringe Benefit Tax

17. Sheikh Sharif Ahmed who is heading a UN backed Central Government in his country, is the President of—

(1) Somalia
(2) Iran
(3) Uganda
(4) Israel
(5) None of these

18. Which of the following is the name of the international treaty which was signed by many nations to curb production of atomic bombs and other such Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) ?

(1) 123 Agreement
(2) Rio Declaration
(3) Rotterdom Convention
(4) Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
(5) None of these

19- Which of the following nations celebrated its first Republic Day on 29th May, 2009 ?

(1) Fiji
(2) Bangladesh
(3) Myanmar
(4) Nepal
(5) None of these

20. Which of the following is/are the objectives of the National Mission on Sustainable Habitat ?

(A) Greater emphasis on urban waste management and recycling.
(B) Emphasis on use of items made of plastics and other such material and not of metals,as they need deep digging of earth.
(C) It suggests incentive for use of public transportation more and more.

(1) Only A
(2) Only B
(3) Both A and C
(4) Both A and B
(5) All A, B and C

21. As per the National Food Security Act, how much wheat or rice, the people below poverty line, will get every month at the rate of Rs. 3 per kg.?

(1) 10 kg.
(2) 15 kg.
(3) 20 kg.
(4) 25 kg.
(5) None of these

22. As we all know, emission of certain gases is responsible for the level of Global Warming. Which of the following gases makes maximum contribution in the same ?

(1) Ammonia
(2) Oxygen
(3) Carbon Dioxide
(4) Nitrogen
(5) None of these

23. Sayali Gokhale who won an international title recently in associated with which of the following games/sports ?

(1) Lawn Tennis
(2) Badminton
(3) Golf
(4) Chess
(5) None of these

24 . Who amongst the following is NOT a member of the Council of Ministers headed by Dr. Manmohan Singh ?

(1) Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh
(2) Mr. Praful Patel
(3) Mr. Kama! Nath
(4) Ms. AmbikaSoni
(5) Mr. Rahul Gandhi

25 . Which of the following is NOT a banking or finance related term ?

(1) Letter of Credit
(2) Back up Guarantee
(4) Polymerisation
(5) Factoring Services

26 . Twang I and Twang II. two big hydropower projects are being developed in the slate of—

(1) Assam
(2) Meghalaya
(3) West Bengal
(4} Tripura
(5) Arunachal Pradesh

27 . "Navrauia Status" is awarded to which of the following organisation/units?

(1) Those IITs/IIMs who are doing good research work
(2) Defence production units/ factories who are showing good profits
(3) Any public sector manufacturing unit doing well and earning good profits
(4) A public sector bank rated very high by the RBI in the area of customer service andrecovery of NPAs
(5) None of these

28 . 'IraniTrophy" is associated with which of the following games ?

(1) Badminton
(2) Golf
(3) Cricket
(4) Football
(5) Hockey

29 . Which of the following awards is , given for the excellence in the field of literature in India ?

(1) Arjun Award
(2) Bharatiya Jnanpiih Award
(3) Shanti Swamp Bhatnagarj Award
(4) Dronacharya Award
(5) Tansen Sanman

30 . The World Population Day is observed on—

(1) 10th July
(2) 11th July
(3) 10th August
(4) 11th August
(5) 15th September

31 . An Indian citizen can open a Savings Account in which ol the following ?

(2) RBI
(4) A Private Sector Bank
(5) None of these

32 . Indian citizens generally make investments in many schemes.

Which of the following is not the name of any such scheme in which investment for the purpose of saving income tax can be made?

(1) National Savings Certificate
(2) White Papers
(3) Mutual Funds
(4) Infrastructure Bonds
(5) L1C policies

33. Which of the following has written the book "Between the Lines" ?

(1) V.S.Naipaul
(2) PremBhatia
(3) Kuldeep Nayyar
(4) C. Rangarajan
(5) Saul Bellow

34. Which of the following countries has decided to use the revenue collected from newly discovered oil field to make a Special Sovereign Fund ?

(1) Iraq
(2) Russia
(3) Iran
(4) Indonesia
(5) Brazil

35. Many times, we read a term 'ISO'. What is the full form of the same?

(1) International Social Organisation
(2) Insurance and Social Obligationsr
(3) International Space Organisation
(4) Integrated Security Organisation
(5) International Standards Organisation

36. As per the reports published by the Government of India, what is the approximate percentage of the people in rural India who hold a bank account ?

(1) 10%
(2) 20%
(3) 25%
(4) 15%
(5) 35%

37. Mr. Kurmanbek Bakiev has taken over as President of—

(1) Honduras
(2) Lithuania
(3) Venezuela
(4) Kyrgyzstan
(5) None of these

38. If some people wish to start a banking company in India, they certainly need a permission of the—

(1) I ndian Banks' Assocation
(2) Institute of Chartered Acccounts in India
(3) Ministry of Finance
(4) Banking Ombudsman
(5) Reserve Bank of India

39. The number of people living Below Poverty Line (BPL) is maximum in—

(1) Gujarat
(2) Tamil Nadu
(3) Jammu and Kashmir
(4) Maharashtra
(5) Orissa

40. Basel Norms are related with further strengthening and performance of—

(1) Public sector manufacturing units
(2) Banking Industry
(3) Educational Institutes
(4) Hotels
(5) None of these

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