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

Q1. Who has appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Sweden?
(a) Atul Kumar Goel
(b) Jyoti Prasad  Rajkhowa 
(c) Anoop Kumar Sharma
(d) Alka Sirohi
(e) Monika Kapil Mohta

Q2. The Consul General of Malaysia in India ________________ has released the translated version of 'Sai Charitra Granth', a book on the life of Sai Baba.
(a) Pandikar Amin Mulia
(b) Jomo Kwame Sundaram
(c) Abdul Halim of Kedah
(d) Eldeen Husaini Muhammad Hashim
(e) None of the above

Q3. The Ministry of Railways has announced the launch of ________________ through Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to provide wheelchair-cum-porter services for the differently-abled, elderly and ailing passengers at major railway stations.
(a) Yatri Sakha Samadhan
(b) Yatri Bandhu Seva
(c) Yatri Mitra Seva
(d) Tourist Mitra Scheme
(e) Yatri Mela Yojana

Q4. Which among the following films has won best drama series at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards?
(a) Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
(b) Game of Thrones
(c) Veep
(d) Mr Robot
(e) All of the above

Q5. The Government planned to double the number of schemes under DBT to 147 by................?
(a) March, 2017
(b) December, 2016
(c) Septemer, 2017
(d) June, 2019
(e) April, 2018

Q6. Which among the following companies has been conferred the prestigious membership of the Asia-Pacific Aerospace Quality Group (APAQG) under the category 'Full Member with voting rights'? 
(a) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
(b) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited  (BHEL)
(c) International Business Machines (IBM)
(d) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
(e) None of the above

Q7. India successfully test-fired the most advanced ____________ 'Barak-8' off the Odisha coast?
(a) surface-to-suface missile
(b) surface-to-air missile
(c) air-to-air missile
(d) anti war destroyer
(e) None of the above

Q8. Which among the following two countries's naval forces began joint naval exercises in the South China Sea?
(a) China and Pakistan
(b) India and France
(c) Russia and China
(d) USA and UK
(e) Japan and South Korea

Q9. A first-of-its-kind Indian music and dance festival aimed to showcase the country's rich and diverse culture was kicked off in..............?
(a) Nepal
(b) Singapore
(c) Saudi Arabia
(d) Australia
(e) USA

Q10. Who has become the first person from the African continent to head a global organisation of medicine professionals working for the safety of blood transfusion worldwide?
(a) Ashwini Malhotra
(b) Kundan Keshav
(c) Baldev Singh
(d) Anshuman Kuwar
(e) Ravi Reddy

Q11. Name the person, who has been honored as the 2016 humanitarian of the year?
(a) Francois Hollande
(b) Arvind Kejriwal
(c) Barack Obama
(d) Pope Francis
(e) Aung San Suu Kyi

Q12. Which among the following banks has opened its national processing centre in Manipal, Karnataka recently?
(a) Corporation Bank
(b) Canara Bank
(c) Indian Bank
(d) Syndicate Bank
(e) Indian Overseas Bank

Q13. Which among the following private sector banks has partnered with fintech startup venture NiYO to help staff of both the companies claim their employee benefits through a common mobile application?
(a) Bandhan Bank
(b) Axis Bank
(c) Yes Bank
(d) ICICI Bank
(e) HDFC Bank

Q14. Who has taken charge as executive director of Syndicate Bank?
(a) Gurudeo Madhukar Yadwadkar
(b) SS Mallikarjuna Rao
(c) Krishna Prasad Nair 
(d) Arundhati Bhattacharya
(e) Kishore Sansi

Q15. Standard & Poor's (S&P) Global Ratings has forecasted a "relatively high quality and steroid-free" GDP growth of _______ for India over the next few years.
(a) 8.0 per cent
(b) 8.2 per cent
(c) 7.9 per cent
(d) 7.2 per cent
(e) 7.7 per cent