SBI PO Exam: General Awareness for May 2017

General Awareness section is one of the most important sections for bank recruitment exams including SBI PO exam. To crack this section, candidates need to update their current affairs of the national and international importance along with the banking industry.

Created On: May 25, 2017 14:49 IST
Modified On: May 25, 2017 16:13 IST

GK for SBI PO Mains

 General/Economy/Banking Awareness is the most scoring section in SBI PO Mains Exam. The exam is scheduled to be held on 4th June 2017. Here we are presenting you important general awareness facts based on recent news.


  1. The country that became the first in world to ban metals mining is - El Salvador
  2. President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 52nd Jnanpith Award to this eminent Bengali poet- Sankha Ghosh
  3. The first Indian city that has won Pierre L’enfant Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards-2017 instituted by the American Planning Association is - Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha
  4. The internet giant that acknowledged that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries and outlined new measures - Facebook Inc
  5. He was recently appointed as the Director General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police - R. K. Pachnanda
  6. He was recently appointed as the Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)- Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar
  7. The winner of the Miss Teen Universe 2017 crown is - Srishti Kaur
  8. India recently notified conformity to the UN resolution of imposing sanctions on - North Korea
  9. Central University for Divyangs will be set up in - Uttar Pradesh
  10. Unique Identification Number was recently suggested to curb illegal trafficking of – Cow
  11. Country which recently became the first time importer of Indian mangoes - Australia
  12.  The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales launched a new service called- Wikitribune 
  13. The public sector financial institution that has decided to offload 7 percent of its shares to the public through a follow-on offer is - Indian Bank
  14. Indian social activist who is one of the six winners of Goldman Environmental Award 2017 - Prafulla Samantra
  15. Winner of Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2016 - Kasinathuni Viswanath
  16. Indian bank that won the 2017 Golden Peacock Innovative Product / Service Award - Yes Bank
  17. The Indian film that won the Jury Prize for Best Film at the Hong Kong International Film Festival is – Newton
  18. The child rights activist awarded with the P C Chandra Puraskaar 2017 is - Kailash Satyarthi
  19. City that was designated as UNESCO World Book Capital 2018 – Athens
  20. World Labour Day is celebrated every year on - 22 April
  21. India’s first-ever “village of books” will open in this state to promote tourism – Maharashtra 
  22. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that Indian economy will grow at a clip of 7.5 per cent this fiscal, up from - 7.1 per cent in the 2016-17
  23. NITI Aayog, the think tank of the Union Government, on 26 April 2017 came up with a vision document 2031-32 that envisages a new India where every Indian will have - houses with toilets, two-wheelers or cars, air-conditioners, power and digital connectivity in next 15 years, that is, by 2032
  24. The city that was declared as the cleanest city as per the Swachh Survekshan 2017 is – Indore
  25. Strike range of medium-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-ll that was recently test-fired off the Odisha coast - More than 2000 km
  26. The person who will represent India at the 2017 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is - Mukul Rohatgi
  27. Report titled 'The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017' that says India is expected to achieve 7.1 per cent growth in fiscal 2017-18 was released by - UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  28. World’s highest rail bridge, which will be taller than Eiffel Tower, is being constructed on - Chenab River
  29. This renowned physicist has warned that humans will need to leave Earth and colonise another planet within the next 100 years - Stephen Hawking
  30.  This Indian domestic airport got a go ahead from the Union Cabinet to be upgraded to an International airport- Vijayawada Airport
  31. City that became the first in the world to have its own Microsoft font - Dubai
  32. Campaign launched by Google to expand and energise the start-up ecosystem in tier II cities across India - 'Solve for India' campaign
  33. The state that became the first state in India to switch to the January-December financial year from existing April-March cycle is – Madhya Pradesh
  34. Which city has activated its visa-on-arrival facility for Indians having US visa or green card –Dubai
  35. The ministry that is observing Swachhta Pakhwada throughout India is - Union Ministry of Textiles
  36. The Congress leader recently appointed as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee is - Mallikarjun Kharge
  37. Indian personality selected for Japan’s prestigious ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ award - Ashwani Kumar
  38. International Labour Day is observed globally on - 1 May
  39. Financial service that received the final license from RBI for Small Finance Bank recently - Janalakshmi Financial Services Ltd
  40. The Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas was observed on – 2 May 2017
  41. The country that was recently elected as the President of the UN-Habitat is – India
  42. Justice Leila Seth, the renowned jurist who passed away, was the first woman chief justice of - Himachal Pradesh high court
  43. Country that successfully test-flight its indigenously developed C919 passenger jet plane – China
  44.  Japan's men-only island that was recommended by UNESCO for World Heritage status - Okinoshima Island
  45. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion that became the first Indian film to cross the Rs 1000 crore mark with its worldwide collections is the directed by - SS Rajamouli
  46. This is the country where a cultural festival is being organised by India to mark the 156th birth anniversary of the famous Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore – Egypt
  47. Metro Rail Corporation that became the first in India to employ transgenders in their workforce - Kochi Metro
  48. Person appointed as Defence Secretary of India recently - Sanjay Mitra
  49.  The bank that has been put under watchlist under Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) due to high bad loans is - IDBI Bank
  50. 50.   The Indian Army recently planned to re-introduce Cordon and Search Operations as a part of its counter terrorism operations after a gap of - 15 Years

All the best!

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