Important Current Affairs Questions for SBI PO 2015

1. Which one of the following is not regulator(Options - RBI,SEBI,CERN,IRDA) ? - CERN

2. Rohan Bopanna related to which sport ? - Tennis

3. Which line divides America and Canada- ? 49th parallel

4. What is the nick name of Korea ? - Land of morning calm

5. 2014 is recognised as completion of 100 years of which war ? - World War - I

6. Angela Merkel is related to which country ? - Germany

7. Who is the chairman of committee related to Gas pricing ? -Vijay Kelkar

8. What is the expanded form of PLO - Palestine liberation organization

9. African union is fighting with which terrorist organisation ?- Boko haram

10. Donna Trott has authored the book titled as ? - The goldfinch

11. What is the range of Bramhos missile ? - 290Km12. Currency of Bhutan? - Ngultrum

13. New Governor of Haryana ? - Kaptan Singh Solanki

14. Jarawa tribe belongs to ? - Andaman and Nicobar islands

15. Who is the Minister of state for IT & Broadcasting? - Prakash Javdekar

16. What is the Literacy rate of Bihar according to 2011 census? - 63.82%

17. Mary kom movie produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is written by : Saiwyn Quadras

18. Currency of Sri lanka ? - Sri Lanka Rupee19. Capital of Kuwait ?- Kuwait city

20. Power, Coal and renewable energies minister in the current government ? - Piyush Goyal

21. Currency of Vatican City ? - Euro

22. Gagan Narang won medal in Commonwealth in which shooting event? - 50 m air rifle event

23. What are the number of Nationalized Banks in India after nationalization of BMB? - 21

24. Davis Cup related to which sport ?- Lawn Tennis

25. Which country topped CWG 2014 Medal tally ? - England

26. New Deputy Governer of RBI S S Mundra replaced whom ? - K C Chakraborty

27. Which among the following is a banking term ? - CRR

28. Which of the following is an Indirect Tax ? - Service Tax

29. Controller of Mutual Fund ? - SEBI

30. Full form of CFL? - Compact fluorescent lamp

31. Cerebral hemorrhage caused by deficiency of which vitamin? - Vitamin K

32. Capital of Sierra Leon? - Freetown

33. Minister of Parliament Affairs: Venkaiah Naidu

34. Hepatitis day: 28 July35. 17th NAM Summit will be held in: Venezuela

36. In Common wealth Games 2014 Abhinav Bindra won gold for: 10m rifle shooting

37. Capital of Iraq: Baghdad

38. Capital of Bhutan: Thimpu

39. Currency of Vatican City: Euro

40. A book on Vijay Malaya is authored by: K. Giriprakash

41. RBI governor replaced whom: D Subba Rao

42. Khushwant Singh is: a novelist, journalist

43. Which scheme is for slum people: Indira Awas Yojna

44. Minister of Information & Broadcasting, environment, forest: Prakash Javadekar

45. Banking is defined under which act: Banking Regulation Act, 1949

46. ICC trophy is related to? Cricket

47. Capital of Zimbabwe? Harare

48. Currency of Myanmar? – Kyat

49. Author of the book titled 'What young India wants'? - Chetan Bhagat

50. World environment day? - 5th June

current affairs 1 June 2015

India and Bangladesh  approved Coastal and Maritime Shipping agreement.

  • The government of India has given its approval to the agreement on coastal shipping between India and Bangladesh to carry out coastal movement of goods between the two countries.
  • Exim trade between India and Bangladesh would be benefited by way of reduction in freight charges, an official statement said.

George Yeo has been appointed as Chancellor of Nalanda University.

  • Former foreign minister of Singapore George Yeo will replace Amartya Sen as the next chancellor of Nalanda University. 
  • Sen quit in a huff earlier this year, blaming it on the delay in approval to his second stint.
  • Yeo (60), who was conferred Padma Bhushan in 2012, is currently serving as a member of the governing board of the prestigious university.

Muhammadu Buhari became the President of Nigeria.

  • Muhammadu Buhari, a retired general who ruled the country back in the '80s after a military coup, was sworn in as president of Nigeria on Friday.
  • "He defeated Mr Jonathan - who had been in office since 2010 - by 15.4 million votes to 12.9 million.

New operational service tax is - 14 percent

  • Previously it was 12.36%
  • Doris Hart passed away.
  • He was American tennis champion who won three Wimbledon titles in one day

Book title "The China Model" is written by - Daniel A Bell

Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa has been sworned in as new Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.

  • He is 1968-batch IAS officer has served as the chief secretary of Assam before his superannuation from service.
  • Rajkhowa will take over from his duties from Lt. Gen Nirbhay Sharma, who has been shifted to Mizoram.
  • Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, VVS Laxman were inducted into - BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee.

China unveiled world's first facial recognition ATM machine

  • Highlights of the ATM Machine
  • The machine is a combination of high speed ban-knote handling, improved counterfeit-bill recognition and face recognition.
  • It has a camera installed in it that captures the facial features of the user and then compares it with a database of identification photos.
  • It looks at the biological features and can identify people even if their facial features have changed.
  • It will help in preventing thieves from accessing other people's accounts as the ATM records the serial number of every bank note deposited.
  • The machine is 20 percent more accurate at verifying the authenticity of multiple currencies compared with the average ATM used globally.

current affairs 31 May 2015

RIL became nation's most profitable firm by replacing ONGC.

  • Reliance Industries has overtaken state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) to become the nation's most profitable company, posting a consolidated net profit of Rs 23,566 crore in the 2014-15 fiscal.
  • ONGC, which posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 18,334 crore in 2014-15, slipped to number three, behind RIL and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India's largest IT firm, according to earning data of listed firms available on the BSE.

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has been appointed governor of Ukraine's southern Odessa region

  • Mr Saakashvili is widely credited with carrying out radical reforms in Georgia during his terms in office in 2004-13.

Classy Barcelona’s fifth European crown triumph with 3-1 defeat of Juve 

  • Barcelona were crowned kings of Europe for the fifth time after beating Juventus 3-1 in a superb Champions League final at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, capping their magnificent season with a treble of titles.
  • Goals from Ivan Rakitic in the fourth minute, Luis Suarez in the 68th and Brazilian Neymar at the end of stoppage time sealed the Catalans' second treble, following their feat in 2009, after they also won the La Liga title and Spanish King's Cup.

World No Tobacco Day 2015 observed today

  • Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption

Goals of the WNTD 2015 campaign

  • Raise awareness on the harm to people’s health caused by the illicit trade in tobacco products, especially the youth and low-income groups, due to the increased accessibility and affordability of these products due to their lower costs.
  • Show how health care gains and programmes, tobacco control policies, like increased tax and prices, pictorial health warnings and other measures are undermined by the illicit trade in tobacco products.
  • Demonstrate how the tobacco industry has been involved in the illicit trade of tobacco products.
  • Highlight how the illicit trade of tobacco products is a means of amassing great wealth for criminal groups to finance other organised crime activities, including drugs, human and arms trafficking, as well as terrorism.
  • Promote the ratification of, accession to and use of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products by all Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and its early entry into force through the active involvement of all relevant stakeholders.

current affairs 30 May 2015

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as President of FIFA.

  •  He defeated Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan as Prince
  •  This will be his fifth term. 65th FIFA Congress held in Zurich chose him for this post.

 G Satheesh Reddy has been appointed as Scientific Advisor to Union Defence Minister.

  • He is appointed as Scientific Advisor to Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
  • Scientist G Satheesh Reddy is Director at Research Centre Imarat (RCI) & Programme Director of MRSAM, DRDO.

Pradeep Kumar Sinha has been appointed as Cabinet Secretary to Union Government.

  • He will succeed Ajit Seth who has been holding the position for the last four years.
  • Sinha, a 1977-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre.
  • The Prime Minister has approved the appointment of Sinha as the next Cabinet Secretary with effect from June 13.

Author of the "The Pakistan Paradox" is - Christrophe Jaffrelot

  • Christophe Jaffrelot is a French political scientist specialising in South Asia, particularly India and Pakistan. 
  • He is director of the Centre d'├ętudes et de recherches internationales (CERI) at Sciences Po and director of research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS).
  •  Pakistan Paradox is the definitive history of democracy in Pakistan, and its survival despite ethnic strife, Islamism and deepseated elitism.

Amrita Shah is the author of Book "Ahmedabad: A City in the World."

  • Amrita Shah has been a columnist and contributing editor with the Indian Express and was the founding editor of Elle India. 
  • Among the books she has written is a biography of Vikram Sarabhai (Penguin India, 2007). 
  • Shah received fellowships from the New India Foundation, the Homi Bhabha Fellowships Council and Fulbright to write Ahmedabad: A City in the World. 
  • She is currently visiting faculty at the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

current affairs 29 May 2015

Pradeep Kumar Sinha, appointed as the new Cabinet Secretary

  • He is 1977 batch IAS officer.

Veena Jain, appointed as director general (DG) of News in Doordarshan.

  • She is 1984 Indian Information Service officer.

"Ajanmi Beti Ke liye Daud" organised in Himachal Pradesh for saving girl child.

  • Forum for Human Rights and Justice (FHRJ) on 27 May 2015 organised a Marathon named as Ajanmi Beti Ke liye Daud (Protecting the Unborn Girl) in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. 
  • The objective of this Marathon is to save girl child and arrest the declining sex ratio in the hill state.
  • Himachal is one among the ten worst states wherein sex ratio is worst. It has a child sex ratio of 906 against 1000 females.

S Christopher has been appointed as new Director General of DRDO.

  • He was Distinguished Scientist and Programme Director (airborne early warning and control system) and Director, Centre for Air-Borne Systems in the DRDO.

Gurnimrat Nimmy Sidhu has been named for Oxford University award.

  • Indian-origin teacher Gurnimrat Nimmy Sidhu was named for University of Oxford Inspirational Teacher Award. 
  • She was named for this award for helping one of her students get into the world-famous varsity.
  • She is among 12 teachers to win the University of Oxford Inspirational Teacher Award. 

Important Current Affairs Questions for SBI PO 2015

1. ‘Together we can’ is slogan of ________? - Canara Bank

2. “Pahla kadam , pahli udan” account is launched by ______ ? - SBI

3. Bank formed by Brics is known as - New Development Bank

4. SEBI extended guide line to appoint at least one women in board of 

    director by - 31march 2015

5. Upallu Srinivas who died recently is a renowned – Madolin Player

6. RBI has recently reduced ATM transaction from 5 to 3, on _______ 

    accounts it is not applicable? - BSBDA

7. Pension scheme for rural and unorganised sector is - Swavalamban

8. Card launched by Indian Railway to avoid payment transaction during 

    ticket booking is - Go India smart Card

9. Government clears disinvestment in 3 PSU’s for the sum of Rs 44,000 

    crores, _________ is one of them? - ONGC

10. Cantolania referendum is a part of _______? - Spain

11. Rupay card is used by which type of banks? - All scheduled commercial 


12. Current Prime Minister of UK is - David Cameroon

13. Who was the Indian cricket team coach in the recent debacle against 

      England in the investec test series? - Duncan Fletcher

14. Shivasundram hydro power project is stated in which state ? - Karnataka

15. _________ has launched premium credit cards exclusively for women 

      scheme? - HDFC Bank

16. The upper limit that can be deposited in PPF account has increased to – 

      Rs 2 lac

17. “And Then One Day” novel is authored by – Naseeruddin Shah

18. _________ has not been conferred with Padma Shri awards? - 

      Raghunath Mashelkar

19. Bhamashah Financial Empowerment scheme is launched by the 

      government of which of the following states? - Rajasthan

20. _________ states in India has the highest rural population? - Sikkim

21. The minimum paid up capital required for both small and payment 

      banks is – Rs 100 crores

22. Limit for FDI in multibrand is - 51%

23. _________ banks has signed 500 million dollar line of credit EXIM 

      bank of Korea? - SBI

24. Committee formed to review the investment guidelines for national 

       pension schemes in the private sector – G.N. Bajpai Committee

25. As per HSBC report India will become the fifth largest exporter by the 

      year - 2030

26. Asia’s first ballistic Research Centre is to be opened in – India

27. The book ‘Lajja’ is authored by – Taslima Nasrim

28. Name the French Foreign Minister who recently visited India. - Laurent 


29. ‘Economic Outlook Report’ is published by which of the following 

       organisations? - IMF

30. India’s first Kisan Mandi is to be set up in – Delhi

31. Jan Dhan yojna additional insurance coverage is provided by which 

     organization? - HDFC

32. What is the tagline of United bank of India? - The Bank that begins with 


33. BSBDA is related with which of the following field? - Banking

34. Which is the Largest desert in the world? - Sahara

35. Who is Lieutenant Governor of Delhi? - Najeeb Jung

36. Hanoi is the capital of –Vietnam

37. Who is the author of Half girlfriend? - Chetan Bhagat

38. PMGSY full form-Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

39. What is the Currency of China? - yuan

40. What is the maximum amount in PPF? - Rs 150000

41. Kudankulam Nuclear power plant is situated in which state? - Tamil 


42. Who is the Director of Finding Fanny? - Homi Adajania

43. What is the Maximum limit of RTGS? - No limit

44. Pre shipment and post shipment is related with which finance? - Export 


45. State with lowest population, according to census 2011? - Sikkim

46. RBI release draft Guidelines for Licensing of Payments Banks and Small 

       Banks.What is the capital of these banks? - Rs 100 crore

47. RRCAT is located in which state? - Madhya Pradesh

48. Individual Borrower can check their credit report from –CIBIL

49. EBT full form-Electronic Benefits Transfer

50. Bank license given to which NBFCs ? - Bandhan and IDFC

current affairs 28 May 2015

Shantanu Khosla resigned as Managing Director of Procter and Gamble India.

  • Al Rajwani has been appointed as new Managing Director & CEO of the company. 
  • Rajwani has more than 34 years experience working for P&G in countries including US, Canada, China, Korea and Arabian Peninsula.

S Christopher Appointed As DRDO Head

  • Christopher is presently Distinguished Scientist and Programme Director (airborne early warning and control system) and Director, Centre for Air-Borne Systems in the DRDO.

Singapore Appoints S Chandra Das As Envoy to Sri Lanka

  • Indian- origin businessman S Chandra Das as its non-Resident High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, the Foreign Ministry announced today.

Important Current Affairs Questions for SBI PO 2015

1. What is the capital of Guyana? - Georgetown

2. National Journalism Day is observed on which day every year? - 17 November

3. Apollo Hospitals tied up with Pharma firm - Sanofi

4. Mohammad Ghouse, passed away in Chennai. He was associated with which sports? - Cricket

5. Expand COMPAT - Competition Appellate Tribunal

6. Indian men hockey team clinched gold after how many years in Asian Games? - 16 years

7. India won how many gold medals in 17th Asian games? - 11

8. Expand TS GENCO – Telangana State Power Generation Corporation

9. Who is Michael Phelps? - US swimmer

10. Indian Railways on 10 October 2014 celebrated its ……… Annual Railway National Awards - 59th

11. PM Narendra Modi addressed Indian-Americans at world famous Madison Square Garden.Madison Square Garden is situated in which city? - New York

12. J. Jayalalithaa became first incumbent chief minister to be convicted for corruption and was sentenced for 4 years in Jail .She was the chief minister of ____________ state? - Tamil Nadu

13. The Vision Statement is issued by - India and US

14. Kailash Satyarthi is associated with _______movement? - Bachpan Bachao Andolan

15. Who is the author of the Book " The shadow lines"? - Amitav Ghosh

16. According to Union Budget 2014-15, how many IIMs to be opened? - Five

17. In railway budget 2014-15, Cleanliness budget up by how many percent over last year? - 40%

18. FDI limit in Civil Aviation - 49%.

19. Census 2011, was the 15th Census of India and …… Census after Independence. - 7th

20. Headquarter of Indian bank is situated in __________ city? - Chennai

21. Who is the current road, transport, highways and shipping minister? - Nitin Gadkari

22. ECB stands for-External Commercial Borrowings

23. Wimbledon Cup is related to _______ game ? - Lawn tennis

24. Currency of Malaysia is - Ringgit

25. EPS in share market stands for - Earnings Per Share

26. Who is authorized to permit premature closure of PPF A/c? - Chairman of concerning Bank

27. The objective of Government to appoint Narasimham Committee is - to strengthen the banking system

28. When was NABARD established? - July 12, 1982

29. _________ cities in India has become the world’s second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo, according to a UN report released recently? - Delhi

30. Recently who has become the first player of Indian origin to be a part of the National Basketball Association (NBA)? - Sim Bhullar

31. Who is the present Global Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF? - Sachin Tendulkar

32. ___________ is an e-Commerce solution of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)? - RuPay Debit Cards

33. Recently SBI signed _______ line of credit with Export Import Bank of India. - 500 million dollars

34. _________ highest urban population? - Maharashtra

35. Japan has sea-conflict with _________ country? - China

36. ________ signed an agreement with the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. for a loan of Rs. 1,170 crore? - Canara Bank

37. Recently former President of the United States of America Bill Clinton visited Jabrouli village, near Lucknow, on an awareness mission on - diarrhea

38. India has inked a loan agreement with World Bank for an assistance of ____for the Odisha Disaster Recovery Project. - $153 million

39. For the safety and welfare of women how much money has been provided for Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana to generate awareness on the issues? - Rs. 100 crores

40. ___was conferred “Best Bank – Public Sector” award in BFSI Awards-2014 by World HRD Congress, recently? - Bank of Maharashtra

41. What is Current Repo Rate? - 8%

42. Recently Priyanka Chopra played a role of Mary Kom in a movie, who is Mary kom? - Boxer

43. Expand DBT - Direct Benefit Transfer

44. Lisbon is the capital of – Portugal

45. Currency of Saudi Arabia - Riyal

46. What is ‘C’ in KYC? - Customer

47. What is ‘I’ in REIT? - Investment

48. Mary Barra who recently visited India is the CEO of – General Motors

49. According to RBI norms, what is minimum capital required for foriegn banks to open subsidariesin India? - Rs 500 Crores

50. 17th Asian Games were held at- Incheon