Current Affairs 19th March 2019: Quiz

Current Affairs 19th March 2019 for Bank, SSC & Railway Exams

Q1. Which of the following bank has got RBI nod to acquire Gruh Finance Limited, a subsidiary of HDFC Limited?

(a) RBI

(b) PNB

(c) IDFC

(d) IDBI

(e) Bandhan Bank

Q2. Which of the following firm continued to hold the top position in the best Indian Brands ranking 2019, according to a report published by Interbrand?

(a) Tata

(b) Reliance

(c) Wipro

(d) ICICI

(e) Birla

Q3. Microsoft has announced that it has partnered with The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to promote its Project _______which is developed to accelerate Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM).

(a) Swachham

(b) Udgam

(c) Sangam

(d) Prayag

(e) Indi-Clean

Q4. Name the cyclone which hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi recently?

(a) Harry

(b) Katrina

(c) Idai

(d) Udai

(e) Omi

Q5. ICICI Lombard and _________announced a strategic partnership to provide cyber-insurance cover.

(a) GooglePay

(b) PhonePay

(c) Paytm

(d) Mobikwik

(e) AmazonPay

Q6. Which of the following Indian Coast Guard Ship became the first-ever Indian Coast Guard ship to visit Sabang, Indonesia?

(a) Vikrant

(b) Vijit

(c) Khukri

(d) Sindhu

(e) Gangotri

Q7. Which of the following bank has launched a new service called ‘YONO Cash’ for its customers using which customers can withdraw money from ATMs without using debit cards?

(a) PNB

(b)SBI

(c) BOB

(d) BOI

(e) Dena Bank

Q8. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Maldives on a two-day visit. What is the capital of Maldives?

(a) Male

(b) Dili

(c) Perth

(d) Dar-es-Salaam

(e) Maldives city

Q9. Name the Prime Minister of Guinea who arrived in New Delhi on a ten-day official visit to India.

(a) Marcel Duclos

(b) Khalifa al-Ghawil

(c) Neo Masisi

(d) Ibrahima Kassory Fofana

(e) Ahmed Maiteeq

Q10. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) named 3 banks as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs). Which of the following bank is not a D-SIB as per the RBI?

(a) State Bank of India

(b) ICICI Bank

(c) HDFC Bank

(d) Punjab National Bank

(e) None of the above option is the right answer

Solutions

Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Reserve Bank of India provided no objection to Bandhan Bank for the proposed acquisition of Gruh Finance. Gruh Finance Limited is an Ahmedabad headquartered Subsidiary of HDFC Limited.

Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Tata, Reliance, and Airtel emerged as the top three Indian brands of 2019, according to a report published by Interbrand, part of the Omnicom Media Group. Tata continued to hold the top position in the best Indian Brands ranking as its brand value grew by 6%, mainly due to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

Ans.3.(c)

Exp. Microsoft has announced that it has partnered with The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to promote its Project ‘Sangam’ which is developed to accelerate Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in India.

Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been hit by a vicious cyclone ‘IDAI’ that has killed nearly 150 people, left hundreds more missing and stranded tens of thousands who are cut off from roads and telephones in mainly poor, rural areas.

Ans.5.(d)

Exp. ICICI Lombard and Mobikwik announced a strategic partnership to provide cyber-insurance cover. The relationship aims to provide protection against unauthorized and fraudulent transactions online, across bank accounts, debit and credit cards. and mobile wallets.

Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Highlighting the close maritime proximity between India and Indonesia, Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Vijit’ became the first-ever Coast Guard ship to visit Sabang, Indonesia.

Ans.7.(b)

Exp. The State Bank of India has launched a new service called ‘YONO Cash’ for its customers using which customers can withdraw money from ATMs without using debit cards.

Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Male is the capital of Maldives.

Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Prime Minister of Guinea Dr. Ibrahima Kassory Fofana arrived in New Delhi on a ten-day official visit to India. During the visit, Mr Fofona called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Ans.10.(d)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) named State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs), which in other words mean banks that are too big to fail.

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