Wednesday, 14 September 2016

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

Q1. Which among the following states government will abolish the stamp duty of two per cent levied on immovable property while awarding the power of attorney?
(a) Odisha
(b) Assam
(c) Haryana
(d) Kerala
(e) Punjab

Q2. The Cabinet has approved the creation of the HEFA, taking a step closer to developing high-quality infrastructure in premier educational institutions recently. HEFA stands for?
(a) Higher Essential Financing Association
(b) Honour Education Field Agency
(c) Higher Education Financing Authority
(d) Higher Education Financing Agency
(e) Higher Education Financing Association

Q3. India and which country have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies recently? 
(a) Malaysia
(b) Singapore
(c) South Africa
(d) Cuba
(e) Bhutan

Q4. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) and approved the proposal for initiation of the __________ of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP).
(a) 1st Phase
(b) 3rd Phase
(c) 4th Phase
(d) 2nd Phase
(e) 5th Phase

Q5. Who among the following has been appointed as brand ambassador of the ambitious Samajwadi Pension Yojana by Uttar Pradesh govt?
(a) Vidya Balan
(b) Aamir Khan
(c) Aishwarya Rai 
(d) Salman Khan
(e) Kareena Kapoor

Q6. The govt has launched a toll-free number to register postal complaints which will initially be operational for 12 hours on working days. The toll-free number is.........?
(a) 1924
(b) 1940
(c) 1912
(d) 1999
(e) 1947

Q7. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has come into existence. The Council will be headed by........?
(a) Elected State Finance Minister
(b) Union Finance Minister
(c) Revenue Secretary
(d) Finance Secretary
(e) Prime Minister

Q8. Onam festival, the celebration of the 10-day festival begins in which among the following states recently?
(a) Karnataka
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Kerala
(d) Tamil Nadu
(e) Andhra Pradesh

Q9. India’s top women bankers, SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya, ICICI head Chanda Kochhar and Axis Bank CEO Shikha Sharma, are among the 50 most powerful women based outside the US, according to a list by Fortune. The list is topped by......?
(a) Indra Nooyi 
(b) Rachel Duan 
(c) Chua Sock Koong 
(d) Ana Bot
(e) Ornella Barra

Q10. 3rd BRICS Urbanisation Forum meet has begun in which city in India?
(a) Kolkata, West Bengal
(b) Patna, Bihar
(c) Nagpur, Maharashtra
(d) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
(e) Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Q11. Name the Javelin thrower, who became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics after he broke his own world record to clinch the top honours at the Rio Games.
(a) Deepa Malik 
(b) Mariyappan Thangavelu
(c) Varun Bhati 
(d) Devendra Jhajharia 
(e) None of the above

Q12. Which among the following states has become the second state in the country after Gujarat to achieve 100 per cent electrification of households?
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Himachal Pradesh
(c) Arunachal Pradesh
(d) Uttar Pradesh
(e) Madhya Pradesh

Q13. Who will be honoured with a humanitarian award by a prominent Jewish human rights organisation for promoting human dignity, interfaith relations and tolerance among people.
(a) Sri Ramakrishna 
(b) Srila Prabhupada 
(c) Jiddu Krishnamurti
(d) Ramdev
(e) Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 

Q14. Who is the present President of South Africa?
(a) Paul Malong Awan
(b) Jacob Zuma
(c) Salva Kiir Mayardit
(d) John Garang
(e) Omar al-Bashir

Q15. Name the Meghalaya Governor, who has been given the additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh.
(a) Mridula Sinha
(b) Ram Nath Kovind
(c) V Shanmuganathan
(d) Rajnath Singh
(e) JP Rajkhowa 

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