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42 GK Facts must read before appearing in SBI PO Mains Exam 2016

Jul 29, 2016 15:34 IST

    SBI is all set to conduct the Mains exam for recruitment of Probationary officer (PO) on 31st July. Here the banking team of jagran josh is providing important GK questions of General/Economy Banking Awareness that will be useful for the candidates appearing for SBI PO Main examination 2016.

    1. She won the women’s title of the 2016 Australian Open Super Series Badminton tournament - Saina Nehwal
    2. He won the men’s title of the 2016 Australian Open Super Series Badminton tournament -Hans-Kristian Vittinghus
    3. China launched its 23rd satellite for its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) aboard Long March-3C carrier rocket from - Xichang Satellite Launch Center
    4. He headed the taskforce appointed to address agrarian issues that submitted its report to Maharashtra government - Kishore Tiwari
    5. Second International Albinism Awareness Day was observed on - 13 June 2016
    6. The former captain of England Cricket team who died on 12 June 2016 at the age of 89 -Donald Carr
    7. Theme of World Day Against Child Labour 2016- End child labour in supply chains - It's everyone's business!
    8. Noted playwright and actor who died in June 2016 and was considered to be the father of the Bhramyaman or Mobile Theatre of Assam- Achyut Lahkar
    9. Veteran Scottish singer who received the Knighthood in Queen's Birthday Honours list-Rod Stewart
    10. The place of United States where mass shooting occurred at a gay nightclub in which at least 51 people were killed, including the gunman – Orlando, Florida
    11. The Bollywood actress, who was nominated for 2016 Teen Choice Awards - Priyanka Chopra
    12. Hubble Telescope uncovers the drizzle of stars scattered across this image forms a galaxy known as- UGC 4879
    13. The kind of fossils that provide evidence of the number of species that can exist on Earth according to new research led by the University of Southampton- Popcorn-like fossils
    14. The first Indian Cricketer to score century (100 Runs) in his debut ODI Match on 11 June 2016- KL Rahul
    15. The report on environmental crime that was released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and INTERPOL on 4 June 2016- The Rise of Environmental Crime
    16. The veteran journalist and former editor of The Times of India who died recently is - Inder Malhotra
    17. The first country in the world to ban deforestation is – Norway
    18. The sportsperson chosen as India’s flagbearer at Rio Olympics is - Abhinav Bindra
    19. The team that won gold at the FINA Women Water Polo World League Super Final is - USA Women’s Senior National Team
    20. India signed three bilateral agreements to strengthen co-operation with- Ghana
    21. Three countries that participated in the Malabar Exercise 2016- India, United States and Japan
    22. Renowned Hindi writer who died in June 2016 and was the Editor at All India Radio from 1962 to 1976- Mudrarakshasa
    23. President of this country ordered an unannounced inspection in country’s Armed Forces to assess the readiness of military arsenals - Russia
    24. This State government served Leave India notice to eight Chinese nationals working under a Thai company at the Dhamra Port in Bhadrak district - Odisha
    25. The person who assumed charge as the Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court - Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad
    26. She was unanimously appointed as the first women chairperson of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) in Assam - Ranu Langthasa
    27. The Central Port Authorities Act 2016 drafted by Ministry of Shipping will replace the Major Port Trust Act of - 1963
    28. Union Government constituted a five member team to assess the existing water bodies, farm pond and other sources of irrigation in the selected districts of - Western Uttar Pradesh including Meerut and Muzaffarnagar
    29. The e-ticketing company in which Ratan Tata recently invested is - Kyazoonga
    30. Tata Power Co. Ltd recently signed an agreement to acquire - Welspun Renewables Energy Private Ltd
    31. Microsoft Corporation recently announced that it is going to acquire – LinkedIn
    32. The slogan of the 2016 World Blood Donors Day that was observed recently is - Share life, give blood
    33. The theme of the 2016 World Blood Donors Day that was observed recently is - Blood connects us all
    34. The districts, in which the Telangana government ordered to set up a Pharma City on 12500 acres of land- Rangareddy and Mahbubnagar  
    35. The project on the river Ganga that is being developed between Allahabad and Haldia which cover a distance of 1620 kms- Jal Marg Vikas Project
    36. The plan to link the chunks of synthetic DNA by making a researcher-created human genome that can control a cell in a lab dish- Human Genome Project-Write
    37. This Mercedes racing driver won the 2016 Canada Grand Prix of Formula 1 title – Lewis Hamilton
    38. Name of the service launched by the Indian Railways to provide for baby food items at stations and children’s menu items on trains – Janani Sewa
    39. The founder chairman of Jet Airways who was elected to the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Board of Governors for the 5th consecutive tenure – Naresh Goyal
    40. Name of the cashless payment mechanism launched at toll plazas on National Highways by the National Highways Authority of India – FASTag
    41. Consumer Price Index for May 2016 was pegged at – 5.76 percent
    42. Name of the web portal and mobile app that will be launched by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development for IIT JEE aspirants – IITPAL

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