Monday, 6 June 2016

Current Affairs Based on "The Hindu" for SBI Exam and NABARD Exam



1. Which of the following country voted for whether to introduce a guaranteed basic income for every citizen, becoming the first country to hold such a vote?
USA
France
India
Denmark
Switzerland

2. Volkswagen launched its compact sedan Ameo in India, priced between Rs 5.24 lakh and Rs 7.05 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Volkswagen is headquartered in?
USA
Germany
France
China
Japan

3. Which state has become the first state in the country to have a State Data Centre (SDC)?
Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh

4. Anti-dumping duty has been imposed on a compound used in the pharmaceutical industry, imported from the ________ and _______ to protect domestic makers from cheap shipments.
USA, China
Qatar, Jordan
UK, Greece
France, Japan
None of the above

5. The Government will come out with revised Index of IIP and WPI by the end of this year with a new base year of 2011-12. IIP stand for?
Index of International Production
Index of Indian Production
Index of Industrial Production
Index of Invest Production
None of the above

6. Name the former world heavyweight champion whose record-setting boxing career, unprecedented flair for showmanship, and controversial stands made him one of the best-known figures of the 20th century, died at the age of 74 recently?
Buddy Rogers
Randy Orton
Bruno Sammartino
Muhammad Ali
None of the above

7. To facilitate hassle-free entry of Indians at selected airports, India and which of the following country have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, providing for expedited security clearances?
USA
Qatar
Mexico
Germany
Thailand

8. V O Chidambaranar Port has bagged National Award for Excellence in Cost Management for the year 2015 from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) under the category of Public Service Sector - Small. V O Chidambaranar Port is located at?
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
West Bengal
Maharashtra
Tamil Nadu

9. Who has been appointed as Managing Director of the State Bank of Mysore (SBM) recently?
NK Chari
CR Sasikumar
Deepak Shahdadpuri
Arundhati Bhattacharya
None of the above

10. World Environment Day is observed every year on June 5 to raise awareness of environmental issues and concerns such as marine pollution, global warming, wildlife crimes. The theme for this environment day (2016) is?
Go Wild For Life - Zero tolerance for the illegal wildlife trade
Get ready for plain packaging
There's No Place Like Om
All of the above
None of the above

11. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Afghanistan in order to open a much-hyped hydroelectric dam. The project has been in work for decades. What is the name of this dam?
Vishnuprayag
Salma Dam
Banqiao Dam
Srisailam Dam
Mangla Dam

12. India and Qatar sign how many agreements to boost bilateral ties during Indian Prime Minister visit to Qatar recently?
Five
Twelve
Twenty
Ten
Seven

13. Taking a cue from the ‘Green Initiative’ of the Indian cricket board, which of the following National Cricket Club (NCC) initiated 'Cricket for Environment', a programme for planting saplings and distribution of bins for waste?
Mumbai
New Delhi
Kolkata
Bengaluru
Mohali

14. Spain's _______________ beat world number one Serena Williams in straight sets to win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open.
Maria Sharapova
Martina Hingis
Angelique Kerber
Garbine Muguruza
Steffi Graf

15. Which state government and Tata Trust (TT) have signed an agreement on implementing interventions in healthcare areas like nutrition, mental health and cancer care in the state recently?
Bihar
Uttar Pradesh
Gujarat
Maharashtra
Madhya Pradesh

16. Which of the following Money transfer services provider has launched a special offer on the occasion of Ramzan beginning on June 6, 2016?
Oxigen
MoneyGram
ItzCash
All of the above
None of the above

17. India and Qatar are expected to give a push to cooperation in the hydrocarbons sector, with the latter having the world’s third largest gas reserves and being India’s largest supplier of liquefied natural gas(LNG) during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. What is currency of Qatar?
Dirham
Afghani
Peso
Franc
Riyal

18. HDFC Ergo General Insurance, the insurance arm of mortgage lender HDFC is the first such consolidation in India’s crowded general insurance sector, which currently has 29 players and has recently acquired L&T General Insurance. By how much amount did it acquired L&T General Insurance?
Rs 4551 crore
Rs 551 crore
Rs 3551 crore
Rs 1551 crore
Rs 2551 crore

19. Which state becomes first in the country to give transgender people social welfare benefits such as a pension, housing and food grains - usually allocated for the most impoverished only?
Bihar
Jharkhand
Uttar Pradesh
Odisha
Haryana

20. Who captured a first French Open at 12th time, becoming just the third man in history to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time?
Andy Murray
Roger Federer
Novak Djokovic
Stan Wawrinka
Rafael Nadal

               







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