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24 April 2018 - Daily Current Affairs

24 April 2018 - Daily Current Affairs

PM Modi launches Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan at Mandla, MP

  • Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the ‘Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’ at Ram Nagar in Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The scheme focuses on training, building infrastructure and stepping up initiatives for e-governance under the e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project.
  • He also inaugurated a three-day Aadi Mahotsava program on the conservation of ancient Tribal culture and heritage.
  • Prime Minister felicitated 6 states (Sikkim, Odisha, Maharashtra, Telangana, Tripura, and Karnataka) for the Rashtriya E panchayat puruskar.

Suresh Prabhu Chairs first meeting of think tank on a framework for National Policy on E-Commerce

  • Today, the Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, ‘Suresh Prabhu’ has chaired the first meeting of the think tank on the Framework for National Policy on E-commerce.
  • The think tank will explore options for providing a fillip to entrepreneurship in the digital economy.
  • It will identify specific policy interventions for nurturing domestic firms and create jobs in e-commerce.
  • It will provide a credible forum for an inclusive and fact-based dialogue leading to recommendations for informed policymaking.
Note: The think tank on the Framework for National Policy on E-commerce has been established by the Department of Commerce.

AFSPA removed from Meghalaya

  • The Union Home ministry has withdrawn the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) totally from Meghalaya as well as from 8 police stations in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The Act had been in force in Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh for almost 27 years.
  • Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts (AFSPA), are Acts of the Parliament of India that grant special powers to the Indian Armed Forces in what each act terms "disturbed areas".

Diu Smart City becomes first to run on 100% renewable energy during daytime

  • The ‘Diu Smart City’ has become the first city in India, that runs on 100% renewable energy during the daytime.
  • Diu had been importing 73% of its power from Gujarat until last year.
  • According to Urban Affairs Ministry, the city has developed a 9-MW solar park spread over 50 hectares rocky barren land, besides installing solar panels on the rooftops on 79 government buildings, generating 1.3 MW annually.
  • Earlier, Diu offers its residents a subsidy of Rs 10, 000-50,000 for installing 1-5KW rooftop solar panels.
Note: Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.

Uttarakhand to get 1,700 crore rupees aid from ADB for Infrastructure development

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to give an aid of 1,700 crore rupees (in principle) to Uttarakhand for infrastructure development and creation of sewerage treatment facilities in urban areas.
  • According to Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, 100% of the aid given by the institution will be utilized for the purpose.
Note: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific through loans, grants, research and technical assistance to its member countries & investments in private companies.

Subsidised food grain for SC, ST, OBC hostel students: Paswan

  • According to the Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, all students living in the hostels, (where two-thirds belong to SC, ST and OBC communities) will be entitled to 15 kg of food grain per month at subsidized rates.
  • The Welfare Institutions and Hostels Scheme will be rolled out at the earliest.
  • The scheme will benefit over one crore students including girls from Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Other Backward Classes and backward from minorities.

International Affairs

Mario Abdo Benitez elected as Paraguay's president

  • Mario Abdo Benitez (46-yr) (Conservative) of Paraguay's ruling Colorado Party narrowly defeated his opponent Mr. Alegre. in the country's presidential elections.
  • The group has dominated the country's political landscape for more than 70 years.
  • Benitez vowed to focus on Paraguay's persistent poverty by stimulating foreign investment.
Note: The President of Paraguay is the head of the executive branch of the Government of Paraguay, both head of state and head of government.

Banking & Finance

IOB inks information Utility Pact with NeSL

  • The Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) entered into an agreement for information utility services with the National E-Governance Services Limited (NeSL).
  • Now, the IOB branches will be able to provide high-quality, authenticated information about debts and defaults.
  • It will have more transparency in maintaining the list of borrowers, debtors, creditors and loan defaulters.

Iran bans banks from using Cryptocurrencies

  • Iran has banned the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by banks and financial institutions.
  • The ban came because "all cryptocurrencies have the capacity to be turned into a means for money-laundering and financing terrorism and in general can be turned into a means for transferring criminals' money.

Important Dates

National Panchayati Raj Diwas being observed today

  • The ‘National Panchayati Raj Diwas’ being observed on 24th April every year across India.
  • West Bengal’s Digambarpur Gram Panchayat (GP) has won the Centre’s award for the best Gram Panchayat in the country.
  • Digambarpur GP at Patharpratima block in South 24-Parganas has come up as the best out of 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats in the country.
  • The survey was conducted by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj.
Note: This day marks the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24 April 1993.

Best-laid plans: on Turkish politics: The Hindu Editorial

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan did not take many by surprise last week when he called presidential and parliamentary elections in June, more than a year ahead of schedule. In power since 2002 first as Prime Minister and since 2014 as the first directly elected President, he has overseen the country’s steady lurch towards right-wing authoritarianism; the snap poll could be another step in that direction. Last year he won a controversial referendumfavouring an executive presidency, and he is clearly anxious to complete the transition, as the changes only come into effect after the presidential election. Mr. Erdoğan had pulled off a slender victory in the plebiscite, though the exercise was held under a national emergency and several opposition leaders were in detention. The outcome reinforced concerns about the sagging popularity of his Justice and Development Party (AKP). The risk of Turkey’s economy overheating, besides soaring inflation, would make Mr. Erdoğan wary of leaving time for the opposition to consolidate. For now, averting a run-off would be uppermost on his mind. Observers cite recent developments as a prelude to the elections. One highlight is the alliance the AKP struck a few months back with its one-time rival, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). The latter’s hard line on the Kurdish question and opposition to the Western alliance — notwithstanding Turkey’s membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and long-standing ambition to join the European Union — are well-known. Curiously, MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli spoke about early elections just a day before Mr. Erdoğan made the actual announcement.

Best-laid plans on Turkish politics The Hindu Editorial

The pact between the two parties is emblematic of Mr. Erdoğan’s overall political shift to a hardline stance at home and in his foreign policy. Turkey’s offensive in January against a Kurdish enclave in north-west Syria tapped into a deep hostility at home against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), an insurgency movement. Conversely, the attack on Afrin drew strong condemnation from Ankara’s NATO allies, who count on Kurdish militias in their military campaign against the Islamic State. At home, democratic space in Turkey has severely shrunk since the imposition of a national emergency and the crackdown following an unsuccessful military coup in 2016. Since then, countless critics have been detained, including journalists, and Turks are careful about voicing their opinions openly. A recent clampdown in a reputed Istanbul university over Turkey’s offensive on Afrin has raised concerns over academic freedom. The routine labelling of protesters as terrorists and communists reflects a creepingintolerance against even normal expressions of dissent. Even as he seeks to consolidate his hold on power, Mr. Erdoğan can only salvage his reputation if he starts restoring civil liberties ahead of the election.


1) Lurch
Meaning: Leave an associate or friend abruptly and without assistance or support when they are in a difficult situation.
Example: “He left you in the lurch when you needed him most”
Synonyms: Abandon, Desert
Antonyms: Help, Support
2) Authoritarianism
Meaning: The enforcement or advocacy of strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom.
3) Snap
Meaning: Done or taken on the spur of the moment, unexpectedly, or without notice.
Example: “A snap decision”
4) Referendum
Meaning: A general vote by the electorate on a single political question which has been referred to them for a direct decision.
Example: “He called for a referendum on the death penalty”  
Synonyms: Vote, Ballot
5) Anxious
Meaning: Very eager or concerned to do something or for something to happen.
Example: “The company was anxious to avoid any trouble”  
Synonyms: Eager, Keen
6) Slender
Meaning: (Of something abstract) barely sufficient in amount or basis.
Example: “People of slender means”
Synonyms: Meagre, Limited
Antonyms: Considerable, Abundant
7) Plebiscite
Meaning: The direct vote of all the members of an electorate on an important public question such as a change in the constitution.
Example: “The administration will hold a plebiscite for the approval of constitutional reforms”  
Synonyms: Vote, Poll
8) Detention
Meaning: The action of detaining someone or the state of being detained in official custody.
Example: “The fifteen people arrested were still in police detention”
Synonyms: Custody, Confinement
9) Sagging
Meaning: Decline to a lower level, usually temporarily.
Example: “Exports are forging ahead while home sales sag”
Synonyms: Falter, Weaken
10) Soaring
Meaning: Increase rapidly above the usual level.
Example: “The cost of living continued to soar”  
Synonyms: Escalate, Skyrocket
11) Consolidate
Meaning: Combine (a number of things) into a single more effective or coherent whole.
Example: “All manufacturing activities have been consolidated in new premises”
Synonyms: Combine, Unite
12) Averting
Meaning: Turn away (one’s eyes or thoughts).
Example: “She averted her eyes while we made stilted conversation”  
Synonyms: Turn aside, Turn away
13) Prelude
Meaning: An action or event serving as an introduction to something more important.
Example: “A ceasefire had been agreed as a prelude to full peace negotiations”
Synonyms: Preliminary, Overture
14) Rival
Meaning: A person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity.
Example: “He has no serious rival for the job”  
Synonyms: Competitor, Opponent
Antonyms: Partner, Ally
15) Emblematic
Meaning: Serving as a symbol of a particular quality or concept; symbolic.
Example: “This case is emblematic of a larger problem”
Synonyms: Symbolic, Representative
Antonyms: Representational, Realistic
16) Enclave
Meaning: A place or group that is different in character from those surrounding it.
Example: “The engineering department is traditionally a male enclave”
17) Hostility
Meaning: Hostile behaviour; unfriendliness or opposition.
Example: “Their hostility to all outsiders”
Synonyms: Antagonism, Bitterness
Antonyms: Friendliness, Approval
18) Insurgency
Meaning: An active revolt or uprising.
Example: “Rebels are waging an armed insurgency to topple the monarchy”  
19) Conversely
Meaning: Introducing a statement or idea which reverses one that has just been made or referred to.
Example: “He would have preferred his wife not to work, although conversely he was also proud of what she did”  
20) Condemnation
Meaning: The expression of very strong disapproval; censure.
Example: “There was strong international condemnation of the attack”  
Synonyms: Censure, Criticism
Antonyms: Praise, Plaudits
21) Militias
Meaning: A military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency.
Example: “Creating a militia was no answer to the army’s manpower problem”  
22) Crackdown
Meaning: A series of severe measures to restrict undesirable or illegal people or behaviour.
Example: “A crackdown on car crime”  
Synonyms: Clampdown, Elimination
23) Coup
Meaning: A sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.
Example: “He was overthrown in an army coup”  
Synonyms: Overthrow, Takeover
Antonyms: Election
24) Detained
Meaning: Keep (someone) in official custody, typically for questioning about a crime or in a politically sensitive situation.
Example: “She was detained without trial for two years”  
25) Clampdown
Meaning: A concerted or harsh attempt to suppress something.
Example: “A clampdown on crime”  
Synonyms: Suppression, Prevention
26) Creeping
Meaning: Move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed.
Example: “He crept downstairs, hardly making any noise”
Synonyms: Crawl, Edge
27) Dissent
Meaning: The holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.
Example: “There was no dissent from this view”  
Synonyms: Disagreement, Argument
Antonyms: Agreement, Acceptance
28) Salvage
Meaning: Retrieve or preserve (something) from potential loss or adverse circumstances.
Example: “It was the only crumb of comfort he could salvage from the ordeal”  
Synonyms: Rescue, Save
Antonyms: Retain, Conserve
29) Reputation
Meaning: A widespread belief that someone or something has a particular characteristic.
Example: “His knowledge of his subject earned him a reputation as an expert”
Synonyms: Name, Repute

General Awareness MCQs for SBI Clerk/NABARD 

General Awareness MCQs for SBI Clerk/NABARD

1. PV Sindhu is associated with which game? She will be India’s flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
1) Tennis
2) Squash
3) Badminton
4) Table tennis
5) Shooting
2. TARE is the name of a central govt scheme. What is the full form of the term TARE?
1) Teacher Associateship for Research Excellence
2) Teacher Agreement for Research Excellence
3) Teacher Acquisition for Research Excellence
4) Teacher Apprenticeship for Research Excellence
5) None of these
3. Which private sector lender has signed an agreement with the Govt e-Marketplace (GeM) to facilitate a host of services?
1) Federal Bank
2) HDFC Bank
3) ICICI Bank
4) IndusInd Band
5) RBL Bank
4. Who among the following was presented the GK Reddy Memorial National Award for journalism recently?
1) Prannoy Roy
2) Arnab Goswami
3) Rajdeep Sardesai
4) Sagarika Ghose
5) Karan Thapar
5. Martin Vizcarra was sworn in recently as the new President of
1) Sweden
2) Norway
3) Chile
4) Peru
5) Colombia
6. Who among the following won the 2018 Australian Grand Prix F1 championship?
1) Lewis Hamilton
2) Sebastian Vettel
3) Nico Rosberg
4) Fernando Alonso
5) Kimi Raikkonen
7. The indigenously built frigate of the Indian Navy which was decommissioned recently is
1) INS Ganga
2) INS Chennai
3) INS Kolkata
4) INS Mysore
5) INS Kaveri
8. The host city for the 5th India Maize Summit 2018 was
1) Mumbai
2) Jaipur
3) Lucknow
4) Patna
5) New Delhi
9. Sameh Shoukry is the foreign minister of which of the following countries? He attended the 7th Joint Commission Meeting of India and that country recently.
1) Greece
2) Iran
3) Saudi Arabia
4) Egypt
5) Colombia
10. The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is observed every year on
1) 05 Mar
2) 15 Mar
3) 25 Mar
4) 28 Mar
5) 31 Mar


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  8. 5
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  10. 3

RC for SBI PO /Clerk 2018: 24 April

RC for SBI PO /Clerk 2018: 24 April

Directions (Q. 1-15) : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold in the pas­sage to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
Swami Vivekanand had said, “So long as the millions live in hunger and ignorance, I hold everyone traitor, who, having been educated at their expense, pays not the least heed to them”.
This issue has become relevant in the light of the recent fall from grace of the American capitalist image. The Enron, and Xerox expo­sures have revealed the ugly side of Western style capitalism under which, in the quest for short-term gains, , wrong doings are overlooked. As a re­sult people have lost trust in corpo­rate performance and those involved in it.
Further, many of those involved , in these scandals were highly educat­ed. In India too, we have had our share of such scams in the stock market and the actors involved in them were edu­cated men.
Earning of profits is, no doubt, the main aim of any business. But, if they are earned with principles they enrich people’s lives. As the Jagadguru Sankaracharya says, “All for each and each for all” should be the motto of enlightened men.
JRD Tata used to say “While profit motive, no doubt, provides the main spark for any economic activity any enterprise which is not motivated by consideration of urgent service to the community becomes obsolete soon and cannot fulfil its real role in modern society”, .
When we talk of investing in ed­ucation, a question arises as to what kind of education needs to be given to the youngsters. Our aim is to evolve not only an affluent society, but an egalitarian, just, humane and compas­sionate society. For that we need peo­ple who possess not only high skills but high values as well.
So the need of the hour is not only skill-based education but also val­ue-inspired and value-based education. We can find answer for the present sickness in contemporary civilization in the Indian philosophy.
  1. According to the author, a true businessman should
        1)  earn profit regardless of any consideration
        2)  run business profitably and ethically
        3)  conduct business with princi­ples despite making losses
        4)  should have least concern for enrichment of people’s lives
        5)  None of these
  1. The author has pointed out that the people involved in scandals and scams were
        1) Social Workers
        2) Political Leaders
        3) Educated people
        4) Corporate Governors
        5) None of these
  1. The author has given the exam­ple of Enron, Xerox, etc to em­phasize the point that
        1) the western style of capitalism is advantageous
        2) overcoming short-term gains is not desirable
        3) we should build up trust in corporate performance
        4) we should get involved into long-term gains
        5) None of these
  1. As per Swami Vivekanand, which of the following will be the most appropriate definition of “traitor”?
        1)  Educated people ignoring the starving and illiterate masses
        2)  Millions who live in hunger and ignorance
        3)  All those educated people who look after the masses
        4)  All social workers who are duty-bound
        5)  None of these
  1. What are the ultimate expecta­tions from education to be impart­ed to the youngsters?
        (A)  To evolve an affluent society
        (B)  To make people inculcate high values
        (C)  To help the youth acquire higher skills
        1) (A) and (B) only
         2) (B) and (C) only
        3) (A) and (C) only
        4) All the three (A), (B) and (C)
        5) None of these
  1. Which of the following can be the most appropriate title for the above passage?
        1) Capitalism of the Western countries
        2) Profit earning as a business motto
        3) Establishing communal har­mony
        4) Education for earning wealth
        5) Need for high skill and value oriented education
  1. What, according to the author, is a way to improve the evils in the society?
        1) Teachings of Indian Philoso­phy
        2) High value-based and skill-based education
        3) Skill oriented training
        4) Contemporary education as in the western countries
        5) None of these
  1. “All for each, each for all” means
        1)  All of us should be having busi­ness as motto
        2)  Each of us should be concerned for highest profit
        3)  All businessmen should run business for each of them
        4)  Everyone in the country should look for the benefits of all the others
        5)  None of these
  1. Which of the following is the view of JRD Tata as described by the author?
        1)  Consideration of urgent ser­vice to community should be side-lined
        2)  The main purpose for any economic activity should be only profitability
        3)  Profit should be earned with due consideration to social service
        4)  Motivation to earn profit has become an outdated concept
        5)  None of these
Directions (Q. 10-12) : Choose the word which is MOST NEARLY THE SAME in meaning as the word printed in bold.
  1. Quest
        1) search
        2) quality
        3) zeal
        4) enthusiasm
        5) find
  1. Evolve
        1) involve
        2) develop
        3) generate
        4) envisage
        5) expect
  1. Obsolete
        1) complete
        2) unreliable
        3) unimaginable
        4) outdated          
        5) useful
Directions (Q. 13-15) : Choose the word which is MOST OPPOSITE in meaning to the word printed in bold.
  1. Affluent
        1) responsible
        2) inconsiderate  
        3) unrealistic
        4) idealistic
        5) deprived
  1. Relevant
        1) relative
        2) irregular
        3) unrelated
        4) irrespective
        5) unimportant
  1. Enlightened
        1) ignorant
        2) unimaginative
        3) impolite
        4) rustic
        5) malevolent


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  13. 5
  14. 3
  15. 1

English Quiz (Based on New Pattern)

English Quiz (Based on New Pattern)

Directions (Q. 1-5): In each of these questions, a set of 3 or 4 sentences which convey an idea is given. Of these one or two is/are suppressed. To fill up the spaces of the suppressed sentence(s), two possible fillers as (i) and (ii) are given. Find out which one, two or none can fill up the space of the suppressed and mark your answer accordingly.
Caution: While marking your answer  please consider the sequence of the sentence also if both the sentences are required to fill up the spaces.
1. As you know, in the present-day scenario, there is a competitive work environment all around. (______). So, consequently no one will find a room in any area of work till they don’t take genuine interest.
        (i)   No man will find the best way to do things unless he loves to do things honestly.
        (ii) To excel in your area of profession you will have to take personal interest to go high in life as everyone consistently wants to be better  than before.
1) (i) and (ii)         
2) (ii) and (i)                 
3) (i) only              
4)  (ii) only            
5) None
2. Corrupt societies become silent witnesses to their own degeneration. (_____). They believe that they can either help themselves this way or face a life of poverty.
        (i)   Citizens fill their pockets without shame.
        (ii) They feel that this is their only protection against an uncertain future.
1) (i) and (ii)         
2) (ii) and (i)         
3) (i) only      
4) (ii) only             
5) None
3. Negative feelings like guilt, revenge and anger are detrimental to our daily living. (_____). If a person who has made a mistake, be it unintentional or deliberate, apologises, his heart feels light.
        (i)   They are like excess baggage that a person carries with him and are detrimental not only to the giver but the receiver as well.
        (ii) They are the prime causes of stress and result in physical and emotional problems.
1) (i) and (ii)         
2) (ii) and (i)                 
3) (i) only              
4) (ii) only             
5) None
4. Exit polls is the latest phenomenon which has come up to predict the outcome of elections.(______). Similarly, the opinion polls are conducted on a fraction of the society and they may misguide the people.
        (i)   As only a small section of society is taken into account in these polls, they fail to project the real picture.
        (ii) Exit polls is the essence of democracy, and it should be regarded as an indicator of actual results.
1) (i) and (ii)         
2) (ii) and (i)         
3) (i) only
4) (ii) only             
5) None
5. We know that a child dreads ghosts only when he is alone.(_____). Most of our fears are replicas of this fear of ghosts.
        (i)   Man loses his true stature when he fails to unite fully with his fellows.
        (ii) This is the person’s fear of his own weakness.
1) (i) and (ii)       
2) (ii) and (i)       
3) (i) only                            
4) (ii) only           
5) None

Directions (Q. 6-10): Select the phrase/connector from the given three options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning expressed in the statement sentences.
Ques :6
Many reforms have been discussed at length but have come to nothing for one reason or another. The authorities are now peddling the idea of autonomous colleges as a means of toning up teaching standards.
(A) By the way ……….
(B) Since …………
(C) The idea of ………
Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the sentences into one.
1: Only (A)
2: Only (B)
3: Only (C)
4: Only (A) and (B)
5: None of the above
Ques : 7
 At present genetic engineering is a costly process of detecting disorders. This is why much progress in this area has been possible in scientifically advanced and rich countries.
(A) Only advance …….
(B) The costly process ……….
(C) Much progress ………
Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the sentences into one.
1: Only (A)
2: Only (B)
3: Only (C)
4: Only (B) and (C)
5: None of the above
Ques : 8
 For people in marketing or sales, service is an opportunity not an obligation. It is an opportunity for greater personal contact and productivity and for greater profit for their companies, through satisfied and loyal customers.
(A) Satisfied customers ………….
(B) Service is …………..
(C) Obligation and ………….
Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the sentences into one.
1: Only (A)
2: Only (B)
3: Only (C)
4: Only (B) and (C)
5: None of the above
Ques : 9
Books are by far the most lasting product of human effort. Temples crumble into ruins, pictures and statues decay, but books survive.
(A) The most lasting ……………
(B) Survival of books ………..
(C) Temples, pictures and statues do not by far …………..
Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the sentences into one.
1: Only (A)
2: Only (B)
3: Only (C)
4: Only (A) and (C)
5: None of the above
Ques : 10
 Most farm crops come to maturity during a relatively short and specific period. Industrial production, on the contrary, takes place throughout the year.
(A) Unlike industrial ………………………
(B) Industrial production ……………..
(C) However short ………………………..
Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the sentences into one.
1: Only (A)
2: Only (B)
3: Only (C)
4: Only (A) and (B)
5: None of the above


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  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 2; (B) Since many reforms have been discussed at length and nothing has come out for one reason or another, the authorities are now peddling the idea of autonomous colleges as a means of toning up teaching standards.
  7. 3; (C) Much progress in the area of genetic engineering has been possible in scientifically advanced and rich countries because at present it is a costly process of detecting disorders.
  8. 2; (B) Service is an opportunity not obligation for the people in marketing or sales for greater personal contact and productivity and for greater profit for their companies, through satisfied and loyal customers.
  9. 5; Both (A) and (B)
  10. 4;  (A) Unlike industrial production, which takes place throughout the year, most farm crops come to maturity during a relatively short and specific period.
    (B) Industrial production takes place throughout the year; on the contrary, most farm crops come to maturity during a relatively short and specific period.

PUZZLE MCQ for SBI PO/Clerk 2018

PUZZLE MCQ for SBI PO/Clerk 2018

Directions (Q. 1-6): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
P, Q, R, S, T, V, W and X are eight persons. Each is a professor of a different subject, viz Maths, Physics, Hindi, English, Geology, Zoology, Botany and History. Each of them pursues a different hobby, viz Singing, Music, Poetry, Shayari, Painting, Tracking, Cooking and Swimming, but not necessarily in the same order.
P, who likes Cooking, is a professor of neither History nor Geology. Q is a professor of English and does not like either Singing or Poetry. The one who is a professor of Maths likes Shayari. The one who likes Swimming is a professor of Physics and the one who is a professor of Botany likes Music. X doesn’t like Painting. T and V like Music and Tracking, though not necessarily in the same order. S likes Swimming. W is a professor of Zoology and doesn’t like Singing. The one who is a professor of Geology likes Tracking. R is not a professor of History. The one who is a professor of Hindi doesn’t like either Poetry or Painting.
1.Who among of the following likes Singing?
      1) X                 2) W                3) S
      4) T                  5) None of these
2.Who among of the following is a professor of History?
      1) S                  2) T                  3) X
      4) W                5) None of these
3.R is a professor of which of the following subjects?
      1) Maths          2) Geology      3) Zoology
      4) Hindi           5) None of these
4.Which of the following combinations is definitely correct?
      1) R–Maths–Music                 2) V–Botany–Music
      3) S–Zoology–Singing            4) Q-English–Painting
      5) None is correct
5.Which of the following combinations is incorrect?
      1) S–Swimming                      2) P–Hindi
      3) W–Tracking                        4) R–Shayari
      5) None of these
6.Which of the following is W’s hobby?
      1) Painting       2) Cooking      3) Singing
      4) Poetry         5) None of these
Directions (Q. 7-11): Read the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
A university organised exams for six different subjects, viz Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Statistics and English on six days of a week, not necessarily in the same order. The exams start from Monday, with a holiday on any day of the week. One full day is devoted to one exam.
The exam of Maths is scheduled immediately after the exam of Physics. The exam of Electronics is scheduled on Wednesday but not after the exam of English. The exam of Chemistry is scheduled on Friday. There is only one exam between the exams of Statistics and Maths. There is only one day when no paper is scheduled but that is not Saturday. The exam of English is scheduled just before the holiday.
7.On which of the following days is the exam of Statistics scheduled?
      1) Tuesday      2) Wednesday 3) Friday
      4) Saturday     5) None of these
8.On which day is a holiday?
      1) Sunday        2) Monday      3) Tuesday
      4) Wednesday 5) None of these
9.How many exams is/are scheduled between the exams of Maths and Electronics?
      1) One             2) Two             3) Three
      4) Four            5) None of these
10.Which two exams are scheduled on the first and last day?
      1) Electronics, English            2) Maths, English
      3) Physics, Chemistry             4) Physics, English
      5) None of these
11.Which of the following combinations is correct?
      1) English–Thursday               2) Maths–Monday
      3) Statistics–Saturday             4) Physics–Monday
      5) None of these
Answers with Explanation
  1. 1
  2. 3
  3. 1
  4. 4
  5. 3
  6. 4
  7. 5
  8. 1
  9. 5
  10. 5
  11. 4