SBI PO Exam: General Awareness for April 2017

In this present day in the field of banking examinations, you are certainly going to get questions in the General Awareness section in the bank examinations from various fields such as National, International, Economics, and Banking etc.

Created On: Apr 26, 2017 17:21 IST
Modified On: Apr 27, 2017 11:24 IST


Banking General Awareness (with special reference to banking industry) section is one of the most important section for bank recruitment exams. It is considered one of the scoring sections in bank exams. To crack this section, candidates need to update their current affairs of the national and international importance along with the banking industry.
In order to help in your preparation for SBI PO 2017, here the banking team of jagranjosh is providing important one liner question. Candidates who are appearing for bank exams must go through the below notes.

1)      This state government is planning to set up “Book Banks” in schools to provide old books to needy students – Punjab

2)       The theme of the 2017 International Mother Earth Day is - Environmental & Climate Literacy

3)      The Asian Games that will feature E- sports as a medal event, according to Olympic Council of Asia, is - 2022 Asian Games in China

4)       Parliament of this country in April 2017 decided to transfer the control of royal agencies from the government to the new King Maha Vajiralongkorn – Thailand

5)       India’s most-valued Public Sector Unit (PSU) in terms of market valuation - State Bank of India (SBI)

6)       Country that abolished its 457 Visa programme which is used largely by Indians – Australia

7)       National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered this city to introduce destination buses to improve air quality – Delhi 

8)       The author of the book ‘One Part Woman’ that was chosen for Sahitya Akademi’s award for translation in English - Aniruddhan Vasudevan

9)      TAL Manufacturing Solutions recently unveiled India’s first conceptualized, designed and manufactured articulated industrial robot. The robot is called as – BRABO

10)   UN is going to issue special stamps to commemorate this International Day - International Day of Yoga (21st June)

11)   World’s oldest person who passed away recently at age of 117 - Emma Martina Luigia Morano

12)   First-ever Nepal-China joint military exercise ‘Sagarmatha Friendship-2017 began in - Kathmandu

13)   Food delivery and home services app was launched by Google for Indian market - Areo

14)   To tighten rules of H-1B visa rules, the US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order named - Buy American, Hire American

15)   This state has become the first Indian state to launch a special awareness drive to ensure that transgenders in the state register as voters – Maharashtra

16)   This state government has recently launched ‘unemployment allowance scheme’ – Himachal Pradesh

17)   This state’s government has decided to provide pension to former circus artistes - Kerala

18)   The Koradi thermal power station, which was recently inaugurated by the PM Narendra Modi, is located in – Maharashtra

19)   This multilateral organisation released the report Globalisation Backlash – World Bank Group

20)   Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is on a State visit to India, is the President of - Nepal

21)   The IIT that is all set to introduce a Vastu Shastra classes for its architecture students is - IIT Kharagpur

22)   Indian environmental engineer who won the 2017 Cartier Women’s Initiative Award - Trupti Jain

23)   The winner of the Asian Billiards Championship 2017 is - Pankaj Advani

24)   This country’s president has won the Time Magazine's Most Influential Person poll of the year 2017- Philippines

25)   India's largest e-commerce player Flipkart recently acquired - eBay

26)   Chairman of committee which submitted its report on draft Ganga Act - Girdhar Malviya

27)   The United States recently dropped largest non-nuclear bomb ever an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan. The bomb is called as - Mother of All Bombs

28)   Famous HIV/AIDS researcher Mark Wainberg passed away recently. He belonged to - Canada

29)   The committee constituted by the Union Government to examine the existing framework with regard to Virtual Currencies is - Dinesh Sharma Committee

30)   The Justice (Retd.) who will head the Committee constituted to prepare Draft Ganga Act that submitted its report to Union Water Resource Ministry is - Girdhar Malviya

31)   Gurudwara of a city has entered into the Guinness Book of Records for hosting Breakfast for people of 101 nationalities – Dubai

32)   Nokia  signed MoU to bring 5G network in India with -  Airtel and BSNL

33)    Youngest Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai became the sixth person to receive honorary citizenship of – Canada  

34)    This state’s government has decided to increase the reservations of backward Muslim population and STs in the state – Telangana

35)    This world leader has become the most followed head of the state on Instagram with 7 million followers – Narendra Modi

36)    Congress leader and author M Veerappa Moily traces the life and journey of Draupadi through his book titled - The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi

37)   Indian-origin personality that became the first non-white judge at the Old Bailey Court of London - Anuja Ravindra Dhir

38)   The Coptic Christians were in news recently. They belong to - Egypt

39)   It is in this North Eastern State, India-Mongolia joint military training exercise Nomadic Elephant – XII has begun recently – Mizoram

40)   This country hosted the first-ever G20 Digital Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy – Germany

41)   International Day of Human Space Flight is observed annually on 12 April 2017 to celebrate the anniversary of - the first human space flight undertaken by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen

42)   The Lok Sabha recently passed the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Bill seeks to constitutional status to - National Commission for Backward Classes

43)   The Nobel Laureate recently designated as a UN Messenger of Peace is - Malala Yousafzai

44)   India’s first ever micro-drama festival, named Thespis, was held in - New Delhi

45)   Colson Whitehead won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel - The Underground Railroad

46)   World’s first country to allow legalized production, sale and consumption of marijuana – Uruguay

47)    Web portal inaugurated to enable the willing donors to contribute towards the family of soldiers who sacrificed life in line on duty - Bharat ke Veer

48)   Earth Day is celebrated every year on - 22 April

49)   This city has been designated UNESCO World Book Capital 2018 – Athens

50)   India’s first-ever “village of books” will open in this state to promote tourism – Maharashtra

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