Wednesday, 27 July 2016

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

Q1. Which state has recently set-up a dedicated start-up cell for speeding up the implementation of the initiatives under its start-up policy?
a) Kerala
b) Assam
c) Tamil Nadu
d) West Bengal
e) Karnataka

Q2. Name the company, which has tied up with Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to enable consumers pay their electricity bills instantly.
a) Bharti Airtel
b) Vodafone M-Pesa
c) Reliance Jio
e) None of the above 

Q3. In which of the following city, policy planning dialogue meeting of BRICS has begun?
a) New Delhi
b) Mumbai
c) Jaipur
d) Patna
e) Chennai

Q4. Online fashion marketplace ___________ has announced that it has acquired its rival Jabong from Global Fashion Group to create India’s biggest fashion shopping destination.
a) Snapdeal
b) Amazon
c) Myntra
d) Fashion bazaar
e) None of the above 

Q5. In an attempt to double the income of farmers by 2022, which of the following states government plans to bring in latest technological innovation and introduce best farming practices by inviting experts?
a) Rajasthan
b) Odisha
c) West Bengal
d) Bihar
e) Uttar Pradesh

Q6. The Centre has published the implementation notification of the 7th Pay Commission, stating that central government employees will get the revised pay from August. What is the overall percentage of hike made in the 7th Pay Commission?
a) 15.00 percent
b) 13.55 percent
c) 12.25 percent
d) 10.75 percent
e) 23.55 percent

Q7. Part of the Hinduja Group, Hinduja National Power Corporation Limited (HNPCL) has commissioned its 1,040 MW coal fired thermal power project on the coast of Bay of Bengal at Palavalasa village in...............?
a) Darbhnaga, Bihar
b) Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
c) Ludhiana, Punjab
d) Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
e) Jaipur, Rajasthan

Q8. Which of the following cricket player has surged to the top of the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers?
a) JM Anderson, England
b) SCJ Broad, England
c) R Ashwin, India
d) Yasir Shah, Pakistan
e) TA Boult, New Zealand

Q9. By Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) which of the following bank are the first Indian banks to sign up for its global payments innovation initiative. Both banks will be joining forces with more than 70 other leading banks globally?
a) ICICI Bank
b) Axis Bank
a) HDFC Bank
d) Both (a) and (b)
e) Both (b) and (c)

Q10. The Centre has approved nearly how much amount for Jammu and Kashmir under skill development initiative 'Himayat' to train one lakh 24,000 local youths in vocational courses?
a)  2,000 crore
b)  1,600 crore
c)  5,400 crore
d)  3,500 crore
e)  1,700 crore 


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