Wednesday, 17 August 2016

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

Q1. Name the scientist, who has bagged the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award for meritorious services in the Higher Education Department of Tamil Nadu?
(a) P Shanmugam 
(b) N Subbaiyan
(c) Jayant Narlikar
(d) V Ramakrishnan
(e) CNR Rao

Q2. Which of the following states government has decided to make Aadhaar card mandatory for procurement of paddy in the state?
(a) Kerala
(b) Odisha
(c) Gujarat
(d) Madhya Pradesh
(e) Maharashtra

Q3. Oscar-winning composer _____________ enthralled a packed audience at the iconic UN General Assembly hall with his renditions of Indian Carnatic legend M S Subbulakshmi's music, Sufi songs and the foot-tapping 'Jai Ho' at a concert to mark India's 70th Independence Day.
(a) Pritam
(b) Javed Akhtar
(c) AR Rahman
(d) Ankit Tiwari
(e) None of the above

Q4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced how much per cent hike in pension of freedom fighters on 70th Independence Day?
(a) 5 per cent
(b) 10 per cent
(c) 15 per cent
(d) 20 per cent
(e) 25 per cent

Q5. Which state has announced a slew of development projects and schemed regarding the "seven resolves" adopted by his government for the next five years and that rule of law prevailed in the state recently?
(a) Kerala
(b) Punjab
(c) Haryana
(d) Odisha
(e) Bihar

Q6. Tata Power Solar has commissioned a 100-MW solar project for NTPC in................?
(a) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
(b) Madhubani, Bihar
(c) Ludhiana, Punjab
(d) Rajkot, Gujarat
(e) Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

Q7. Which of the following companies has secured an order to set up solar photovoltaic (SPV) plants, estimated to cost Rs 169 crore? The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order has been placed by West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Corporation Ltd (WBSEDCL).
(a) GAIL
(b) ONGC
(c) HP
(d) BHEL
(e) RIL

Q8. Jamaican sprinter ___________ has won gold in the 100-metre final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil recently. 
(a) Akeem Haynes
(b) Jillian Gallays
(c) Usain Bolt
(d) Adeline Gray
(e) None of the above

Q9. Name the president of FIFA for two decades transformed soccer's governing body into a multibillion-dollar business has died.
(a) Sepp Blatter 
(b) Joao Havelange
(c) Jack Warner
(d) Chuck Blazer
(e) None of the above

Q10. The Reserve Bank has imposed penalties on four cooperative banks for violation of various norms. Which of the following banks are not them?
(a) Bihar State Co-operative Bank Ltd, Bihar
(b) Cooperative City Bank, Guwahati 
(c) Model Cooperative Urban Bank, Hyderabad 
(d) Shri Dadasaheb Gajmal Cooperative Bank, Jalgaon 
(e) Indapur Urban Cooperative Bank, Pune

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