Current Affairs Questions (based on The Hindu) for IBPS Clerk Mains 2016

Q1. In a relief to farmers hit by demonetisation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given an additional how many days to repay their crop loans due in November-December, 2016 and prompt repayment would be eligible for the extra 3% interest subsidy?
(a) 50 Days
(b) 70 Days
(c) 30 Days
(d) 60 Days
(e) 90 Days

Q2. Which state has named the Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme worth Rs. 7,600 crore, after the noted freedom fighter and social reformer Parbati Giri as a mark of respect for her immense contribution to the freedom movement and service to the poor and needy?
(a) Odisha
(b) Punjab
(c) Kerala
(d) Assam
(e) Bihar

Q3. Name the scheme, which has been launched by Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank for employing women in villages to promote and improve the cashless transactions in rural areas?
(a) Bank Sathi Scheme 
(b) Bank Dosti Scheme 
(c) Bank Sakhi Scheme
(d) Bank Saheli Scheme 
(e) Other than the given options

Q4. Which state govt has accepted Nabard funding for 23 irrigation projects in the form of long-term loan which will bring in Rs 7,242.74 cr to the state?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Bihar
(c) West Bengal
(d) Gujarat
(e) Maharashtra

Q5. Who has been appointed as the first ever female director of Vatican Museums?
(a) Nusli Wadia
(b) Dr Barbara Jatta
(c) Girija Vaidyanathan
(d) Deepak Agarwal
(e) Other than the given options

Q6. Which of the following banks, with UIDAI and NPCI, has announced the nationwide launch of its Aadhaar Pay, the country’s first Aadhaar-linked cashless merchant solution recently?
(a) IDFC Bank
(b) ICICI Bank
(c) Axis Bank
(d) HDFC Bank
(e) Federal Bank

Q7. Name the tennis player, who has clinched the ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures in 2016?
(a) Mahesh Bhupathi
(b) Yuki Bhambri
(c) Leander Paes
(d) Sania Mirza
(e) Rohan Bopanna

Q8. Which of the following countries has passed a new law to levy environment tax on polluters, especially on heavy industries?
(a) India
(b) Russia
(c) China
(d) Japan
(e) Germany

Q9. Actor Salman Khan on Twitter has announced the launch of his app, ___________ on his 51st birthday (27th December 2016). 
(a) KindPerson
(b) HumanOnEarth
(c) OurHumanity
(d) BeingInTouch
(e) Other than the given options

Q10. Former __________ prime minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake has passed away at the age of 83.
(a) Bangladesh
(b) Nepal
(c) India
(d) Myanmar
(e) Sri Lanka

Q11. Non-banking finance company Au Financiers (India) has received final approval from the Reserve Bank of India to start operations as a small finance bank. Au Financiers (India) based in-------
(a) Surat, Gujarat
(b) Rohtak, Haryana
(c) Dehradun, Uttarakhand
(d) Jaipur, Rajasthan
(e) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Q12. Tata Motors has roped in Bollywood star ____________  as brand ambassador for its commercial vehicle (CV) business unit.
(a) Akshay Kumar
(b) Salman Khan
(c) Aishwarya Rai
(d) Sonakshi Sinha
(e) Ranveer Singh

Q13. Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan has inaugurated the 24th National Children’s Science Congress at Vidyapratisthan’s Institute of Information Technology, Baramati in-----------.
(a) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
(b) Patna, Bihar
(c) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
(d) Kochi, Kerala
(e) Pune, Maharashtra

Q14. The government has cancelled licences of 20 thousand NGOs for violating various provisions of FCRA recently. What does FCRA stands for?
(a) Financial Contribution Regulation Act
(b) Foreign Country Regulation Act
(c) Foreign Contribution Regulation Act
(d) Foreign Contribution Revenue Act
(e) Other than the given options

Q15. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has opened a banking ombudsman office in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. It is the third ombudsman office in North India after Kanpur and Chandigarh. Who is the present Governor of RBI?
(a) Arundhati Bhattacharya
(b) Urjit Patel
(c) Raghuram Rajan
(d) SS Mundra
(e) UK Sinha