Current Affairs Questions (based on The Hindu) for IBPS Clerk Exam

Q1. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned how much amount to rural areas to enable district cooperative banks to pass the money to primary agri-societies?
(a) Rs 5,000 crore
(b) Rs 80,000 crore
(c) Rs 50,000 crore
(d) Rs 10,000 crore
(e) Rs 21,000 crore

Q2. The 10-day-festival ‘Sangai Festival 2016’ was held recently in which of the following states?
(a) Manipur
(b) Tripura
(c) Kerala
(d) Sikkim
(e) Uttarakhand

Q3. Who has honoured with ‘Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the year’ at the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held in Goa?
(a) Shaan
(b) Udit Narayan
(c) Sonu Nigam
(d) SP Bala Subrahmanyam
(e) Shankar Mahadevan

Q4. In a big step towards fighting black money stashed overseas, Switzerland has agreed to automatic sharing of information with India on Swiss bank accounts of Indians as of ___________ and onwards.
(a) June 2019
(b) March 2017
(c) September 2018
(d) April 2010
(e) December 2016

Q5. Name the renowned Hindi and Bhojpuri litterateur, who has passed away in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh? 
(a) Gopaldas Neeraj 
(b) Dr Viveki Rai
(c) Hemant Shesh
(d) Kedarnath Singh 
(e) None of the above

Q6. Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has conferred with the first World Sanskrit Award for her exemplary contribution for the promotion of Sanskrit language for the year 2015. Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is the present princess of which among the following countries?
(a) Thailand
(b) South Korea
(c) Nepal
(d) Bhutan
(e) Myanmar

Q7. Airtel Payments Bank Ltd (Airtel Bank), a subsidiary of the country’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel, has rolled out a pilot of its banking services in ____________?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Kerala
(e) New Delhi

Q8. Which of the following banks have entered into a corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) under its ‘Adopt a Green Highway’ programme?
(a) Kotak Mahindra Bank
(b) ICICI Bank
(c) Yes Bank
(d) IDFC Bank
(e) Bandhan Bank

Q9. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister has formally launched the ‘Smart Water Distribution Monitoring’ web interface through which people can check the status of drinking water in the water tanks nearby Andhra Pradesh. Who is the present Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh?
(a) Devendra Fadnavis
(b) Sarbananda Sonowal
(c) Pinarayi Vijayan
(d) N Chandrababu Naidu
(e) K Chandrashekar Rao

Q10. President-elect Donald Trump has picked South Carolina Governor _______  to be the US ambassador to the United Nations.
(a) Robert Bentley
(b) Doug Ducey 
(c) Asa Hutchinson
(d) Bill Walker
(e) Nikki Haley

Q11. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, in association with the North Eastern States and West Bengal has organised the “International Tourism Mart” in ____________?
(a) Guwahati, Assam
(b) Patna, Bihar 
(c) Kolkata, West Bengal
(d) Agartala, Tripura
(e) Manipur, Imphal

Q12. Who has appointed as the Chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)? 
(a) Vijay Krishna 
(b) Satya Prakash Singh
(c) Raghav Chandra
(d) Yudhvir Singh Malik
(e) None of the above

Q13. State-run power equipment maker BHEL has commissioned a 93 MW steam turbine-based captive power plant (CPP) at Hazira in _________ for Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). 
(a) West Bengal
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Gujarat
(d) Maharashtra
(e) Kerala

Q14. Which among the following Motor Companies has launched an automobile post sales and service smartphone app called IRIDE?
(a) Honda Moto
(b) TVS Motor 
(c) Hero Moto Corp 
(d) Maruti Suzuki
(e) None of the above

Q15. Name the Indian-origin prime minister of the Republic of Portugal, who will be the chief guest at the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention to be held in January, 2017? 
(a) Antonio Costa
(b) Maria Manuel
(c) Augusto Santos Silva
(d) Julio Martinez
(e) None of the above