Current Affairs Based on "The Hindu" for SBI/IBPS Exams

1. Telecom Ministry is believed to have cleared how much 4G spectrum trading deal between service providers Bharti Airtel and Aircel recently?
a) Rs 22,000 crore
b) Rs 3,500 crore
c) Rs 10,500 crore
d) Rs 16,000 crore
e) Rs 9,000 crore

2. The President  of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 51st Jnanpith Award on the renowned writer _________ .
a) Kiran Desai
b) Chetan Bhagat
c) Arundhati Roy
d) Vikram Seth
e) Raghuveer Chaudhari

3. The fourth edition of the India International Coir Fair (IICF) 2016 is scheduled between July 15 and 18 at the Codissia Trade Fair Complex in which of the following cities?
a) Chennai
b) Madurai
c) Coimbatore
d) New Delhi
e) Hyderabad

4. Bollywood superstars Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar are among the world’s highest-paid celebrities of 2016, according to an annual list by Forbes.Which superstar has topped the list with an earning of $170 million?
a) Lady Gaga
b) Tom Cruise
c) Brad Pitt
d) Leonardo DiCaprio
e) Taylor Swift

5. Cairn Energy has sought $ 5.6 billion in compensation from the Indian government for raising a retrospective tax demand of Rs. 29,047 crore on 10-year old internal reorganisation of its India unit. Cairn Energy is based in which of the following countries?
a) France
b) USA
c) Germany
d) UK
e) Japan

6. In one of the most significant decisions in recent times, Indian Hockey Team named senior goalkeeper _________ as the captain of the national team for the Rio Olympics, removing long-time skipper Sardar Singh.
a) Akashdeep Singh
b) Harmanpreet Singh
c) Nikkin Thimmaiah
d) VR Raghunath
e) PR Sreejesh

7. Which State police has launched four mobile apps for timely intervention into emergency situations. The four applications are Pratisaad Ask, Police Mitra, Vahanchoritakrar and Railway helpline?
a) New Delhi
b) West Bengal
c) Kerala
d) Maharashtra
e) Gujarat

8. Which of the following Private sector Bank has acquired 100 per cent stake in Tamil Nadu-based Grama Vidiyal Microfinance, a leading Micro Finance Institution (MFI) in the country, for an undisclosed sum?
a) Bandhan Bank
b) Kotak Mahindra Bank
c) IDFC Bank
d) ICICI Bank
e) Axis Bank

9. India and which country have signed a landmark deal for the construction of a 1,320 megawatt coal fired power plant, the biggest project under bilateral cooperation that would mark the transition from electricity export to generation level?
a) Bhutan
b) Bangladesh
c) Myanmar
d) Nepal
e) Sri Lanka

10. Budget carrier GoAir has signed an initial pact with Airbus for buying 72 A320neo aircraft recently. Airbus is based in which country?
a) France
b) Japan
c) Russia
d) Italy
e) Germany