Sunday, 18 September 2016

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

Q1. Which of the following International organisation will invest nearly 1,000 crore rupees in Assam for the betterment of the inland waterways?
(a) International Development Association (IDA)
(b) World Bank (WB)
(c) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
(d) New Development Bank (NDB)
(e) Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Q2. In __________  “tigers” of all sizes and shapes, conquered the streets of Thrissur, as the colourful Pulikali that brings the curtains down on Onam celebrations was performed in the town.
(a) Karnataka
(b) Jharkhand
(c) Assam
(d) Tamil Nadu
(e) Kerala

Q3. Sports Minister Vijay Goel conferred Arjuna Awards on cricketers _______  and _________ at a function in New Delhi recently?
(a) Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni
(b) Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav
(c) Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina
(d) Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma
(e) Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan

Q4. Name the Indian-origin British obstetrician and member of the UK Parliament has been honoured by a leading publishing group for his work in the medical profession?
(a) Narendra Babubhai Patel 
(b) Devendra Aggarwal 
(c) Umesh Kumar
(d) Nayan Santikary
(e) Krishna Jain

Q5.  __________ launched country's latest destroyer, the Mormugao, at Mumbai's Mazagon Docks. 
(a) Defence Ministry
(b) Indian Airforce 
(c) Indian Navy
(d) Indian Army
(e) Indian Railway

Q6. Which among the following microfinance institution, has won the Platinum Award for Inclusive Insurance at the SKOCH Insurance Awards 2016 recently?
(a) Bandhan (Society and NBFC)
(b) Amhara Credit and Savings Institution
(c) Microcredit Foundation of India
(d) Development and Employment Fund
(e) Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd

Q7. Name the Legendary playwright, who widely considered one of the greats of his generation, has died at the age of 88? 
(a) Islam Karimov
(b) Lindsay Tuckett
(c) Carlo Azeglio Ciampi 
(d) Edward Albee
(e) None of the above

Q8. Which among the following radio channel has been launched a website and mobile app for its Balochi service to reach people who speak this language across the globe?
(a) BBC
(b) Radio Mirchi
(c) All India Radio (AIR)
(d) Vividh Bharti
(e) Urdu Channel

Q9. Former Italian president, prime minister and central bank governor ________ has died at the age of 95. 
(a) Kalikho Pul
(b) Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
(c) Len Maddocks
(d) Chris Amon
(e) Ahmed Zewail

Q10. Who has taken charge as Executive Director (ED) in Union Bank of India (UBI)?
(a) Atul Kumar Goel
(b) Narayana Murthy
(c) V Shanmuganathan 
(d) Anoop Kumar Sharma
(e) Dilip Kumar Mandal

Q11. India has slipped by 10 positions to ________, out of 159 countries and territories, as it "fared badly" across categories including legal system and regulation, according to the Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report.
(a) 112th
(b) 124th
(c) 133rd
(d) 102nd
(e) 141st

Q12. Which among the following companies has tied up with the country’s largest rail ticketing platform IRCTC to enable digital payments for travellers?
(a) Airtel money
(b) Paytm
(c) Freecharge
(d) Mobikwik
(e) Vodafone m-pesa

Q13. Which of the following banks has launched the ‘KBL Loan Junction’, an online retail web portal?
(a) Karur Vysya Bank
(b) Kotak Mahindra Bank
(c) Karnataka Bank Ltd
(d) All of the above
(e) None of the above

Q14. Which bank has signed a share purchase agreement with IFCI Ltd to acquire the latter’s 13.67 per cent stake in Assets Care & Reconstruction Enterprise Ltd (ACRE) for a total cash consideration of Rs. 22.72 crore?
(a) HDFC Bank
(b) Bandhan Bank 
(c) IDFC Bank
(d) Axis Bank
(e) ICICI Bank

Q15. After the successful launch of its Skill Academy in Kochi _________________ has now opened its Skill Academy in Coimbatore.
(a) State Bank of India
(b) Bandhan Bank
(c) IDFC Bank
(d) South Indian Bank
(e) Federal Bank

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