Monday, 22 August 2016

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

Q1. India ranks a low _________ in terms of fixed broadband adoption among Asia-Pacific countries, with just 1.3% of its citizens subscribing to such a service in 2015, according to a study by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
(a) 35th 
(b) 43rd
(c) 52nd
(d) 47th
(e) 39th

Q2. Which of the following state's Police has launched DNA Index System (DIS), the first-of-its-kind initiative that allows generation of DNA profiles from live samples like saliva and blood stains?
(a) Kerala
(b) Assam
(c) Gujarat
(d) Andhra Pradesh
(e) Goa

Q3. Who was sworn-in as Governor of Manipur at the Raj Bhavan in state capital Imphal recently?
(a) KSH Bhabananda
(b) Jagdish Mukhi 
(c) Najma A Heptulla
(d) Banwarilal Purohit
(e) Okram Ibobi Singh

Q4. Which of the following Public Sector Banks has launched a three-in-one online investment and trading platform in association with Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services recently?
(a) State Bank of India
(b) Andhra Bank
(c) Punjab National Bank
(d) Allahabad Bank
(e) Bank of Baroda

Q5. Which country have beaten Germany to bag their Olympic Football gold for the first time in its history? 
(a) Brazil
(b) Spain
(c) Russia
(d) USA
(e) France

Q6. Which of the following companies has agreed to partner with Indian Railways to digitise its heritage assets and help create a digital repository for universal online access free of cost?
(a) Facebook
(b) IBM
(c) Microsoft
(d) Google
(e) Yahoo

Q7. Name the former international umpire,who died at the age of 71 in Kolkata recently.
(a) Subrata Banerjee
(b) Amiesh Saheba
(c) Sudhendu Bhattacharya
(d) SR Bose
(e) Habib Choudhury

Q8. _______________ presently Ambassador of India to Armenia, has been concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Georgia, with residence in Yerevan (Armenia).
(a) Manjula Chellur
(b) Umang Vohra 
(c) Subhanu Saxena 
(d) Pratap Bhanu Mehta
(e) Yogeshwar Sangwan

Q9. Which Bank has made locker visiting facility free for its customers? Earlier, the customers were allowed 12 free visits at lockers in an year.
(a) Bhartiya Mahila Bank 
(b) Punjab National Bank
(c) State Bank of India
(d) ICICI Bank
(e) Axis Bank Ltd

Q10. Who has been appointed as independent director on the board of India Post Payment Banks (IPPB) - the payments bank arm of postal department? 
(a) Sunil Mittal
(b) Ranjan Das 
(c) RS Sodhi
(d) Himanta Biswa Sarma
(e) None of the above

Q11. Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi inaugurated the state’s first animal birth control centre (ABC) at............?
(a) Dehradun
(b) Patna
(c) Shimla
(d) New Delhi
(e) Jaipur

Q12. Who has been re-appointed as the Chairman of telecom giant Bharti Airtel for another five year, with effect from October 1, 2016?
(a) Mukesh Ambani
(b) Sunil Bharti Mittal
(c) Anupam Shrivastava
(d) Azim Premji
(e) Cyrus Pallonji Mistry

Q13. Name the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President, who was awarded the Olympic Order for his outstanding services to the Olympic movement?
(a) D K Sarraf
(b) Utpal Bora
(c) N Ramachandran
(d) Atul Sobti
(e) None of the above

Q14. Which state is gearing up to be declared as the first 'open defecation-free', among the most populous states in the country with the completion of 1.90 lakh toilets in its 941 village panchayats by this November? 
(a) Maharashtra
(b) West Bengal
(c) Gujarat
(d) Kerala
(e) Madhya Pradesh

Q15. In a first among Indian carriers, Vistara announced that Bollywood actor _______________ will be their new brand ambassador. 
(a) Shruti Haasan
(b) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
(c) Kareena Kapoor
(d) Priyanka Chopra
(e) Deepika Padukone

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