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

Q1. Centre has decided to open 3,000 Jan Aushadhi Kendras by .............?
(a) January, 2018
(b) December, 2016
(c) June, 2018
(d) March, 2017
(e) None of the above

Q2. Government has approved nine highway projects of 414 kilometer at an estimated cost of Rs 2600 crore. These projects are not related to which state?
(a) West Bengal
(b) Uttar Pradesh 
(c) Nagaland
(d) Andhra Pradesh
(e) Telangana

Q3. Which among the following country's forces launched an operation to retake a northern town Sherqat from Islamic State terror group recently?
(a) Yemen
(b) Iran
(c) Syria
(d) Saudi Arabia
(e) Iraq

Q4. Which city is set to become Odisha's second smart city?
(a) Sambalpur
(b) Balasore
(c) Rourkela
(d) Puri
(e) Cuttack

Q5. Guinness World Records granted the inaugural award for smallest national flag to the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at Waterloo for the flag measuring 1.178 micrometres in length. It is invisible without the aid of an electron microscope. Quantum Computing (IQC) institute located at which country?
(a) USA
(b) Canada
(c) Germany
(d) Russia
(e) France

Q6. Which among the following banks has  provides ‘customised loan repayment facility to farmers’?
(a) DCB Bank
(b) State Bank of India
(c) ICICI Bank
(d) Bank of Baroda
(e) IDFC Bank

Q7. Which Bank and Paytm have entered into a tie-up to make available financing on two-wheelers booked on the latter's platform?
(a) Axis Bank
(b) IndusInd Bank
(c) HDFC Bank
(d) ICICI Bank
(e) Bandhan Bank

Q8. The flagship rural housing scheme Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY), started by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, has been restructured and renamed as ___________________, which will be launched next month.
(a) Mukhya Mantri Awaas Yojana (MMAY)
(b) Grameen Vias Awaas Yojana (GVAY)
(c) Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY)
(d) Atal Bihari Awaas Yojana (ABAY)
(e) None of the above

Q9. Who has been elected as the chief-selector by BCCI?
(a) Anurag Thakur
(b) Gagan Khoda
(c) Ajay Shirke 
(d) MSK Prasad
(e) Sarandeep Singh

Q10. Name the person, who has appointed by facebook for a strategic role for its Messenger app?
(a) Ajay Kaul
(b) Surinder Singh 
(c) Monika Kapil Mohta
(d) SS Mallikarjuna Rao 
(e) Anand Chandrasekaran

Q11. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a viability gap funding/partial capital grant of how much crore for GAIL (India) Ltd’s 2,539-km long Jagdishpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dhamra (JHBDPL) natural gas pipeline?
(a) Rs 2,100 crore
(b) Rs 3,200 crore
(c) Rs 15,953 crore
(d) Rs 10,257 crore
(e) Rs 5,176 crore

Q12. Who has appointed as new Country Director by World Bank for India recently?
(a) Onno Ruhl
(b) Junaid Ahmad
(c) Kausik Basu
(d) Asim Bose
(e) None of the above

Q13. Which among the following countries has agreed to host the ministerial session of the International Energy Forum in 2018?
(a) France
(b) Germany
(c) India
(d) China
(e) Russia

Q14. India’s Priyesha Deshmukh (23) won a historic bronze medal in the first World Deaf Championships held in Kazan, Russia. She won medal in the game of.....?
(a) boxing
(b) archery
(c) wrestling 
(d) shooting
(e) weightlifting

Q15. Anandi Ramalingam has been appointed as the first woman whole-time director at which of the following PSUs?
(a) GAIL
(b) SAIL
(c) BHEL
(d) IOC
(e) BEL