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

Q1. India’s ranking as a business destination has improved as per a recent survey of Transparency International. It now ranks ________ as compared to the 94th position it held earlier.
a) 71st
b) 69th
c) 53rd
d) 76th
e) 82nd

Q2. The government has decided to set up a committee to look into all issues including foreign direct investment norms pertaining to the fast growing e-commerce industry in the country, the committee will be headed by the NITI Aayog CEO. Who is the present CEO of NITI Aayog?
a) Amitabh Kant
b) Bibek Debroy
c) Arvind Panagariya
d) Narendra Modi
e) Arvind Subramanian

Q3. With which of the following countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to work toward restoring full relations recently?
a) Japan
b) France
c) USA
d) Germany
e) Turkey

Q4. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director (MD) of State Bank of India recently?
a) K M Hanumantharayappa
b) Pawan Kumar Bajaj 
c) Dinesh Kumar Khara
d) Anand Sinha
e) Ravindra Prabhakar Marathe

Q5. With which institution, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) of the Government of India has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for research project on Laboratory and Field investigations on Paneled Cement Concrete Pavements for Highways recently?
a) IIM- Ahmedabad
b) IIT-Kharagpur
c) IISC- Bangalore
d) JNU- New Delhi
e) None of the above

Q6. Who has been appointed as United Bank of India and Bank of Maharashtra's Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) respectively? 
I. Pawan Kumar Bajaj
II. Ravindra Prabhakar Marathe
III. Dinesh Kumar Khara
IV. Anand Sinha
a) I and II respectively
b) I and III respectively
c) II and IV respectively
d) III and I respectively
e) None of the above

Q7. Which of the following states government and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which seeks to provide improved hospitality and tourism services to their customers by making 'joint use of their capabilities and facilities' recently?
a) Assam
b) Manipur
c) Kerala
d) Telangana
e) Bihar

Q8. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors has unanimously re-elected __________ as President of ADB for a further 5 years beginning on 24 November 2016.
a) Jim Yong Kim
b) Ban Ki-moon
c) Takehiko Nakao
d) Jin Liqun
e) Lou Jiwei

Q9. Which country has launched a new high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging satellite Gaofen-3 from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern Shanxi Province?
a) Russia
b) Japan
c) France
d) China
e) USA

Q10. For how much, Tata Chemicals has sold its struggling urea and customised fertiliser business to Yara Fertilisers India, a wholly-owned arm of Yara International ASA?
a) Rs. 8,500 crore
b) Rs. 10,7000 crore
c) Rs. 12,100 crore
d) Rs. 20,6300 crore
e) Rs. 2,670 crore