Current Affairs Questions (based on The Hindu) for RBI Assistant Mains Exam 2017

Q1. Pongal is a harvest festival which is celebrated in the state of-
(a) Meghalaya
(b) Kerala
(c) Gujarat
(d) Uttar Pradesh
(e) Tamil Nadu

Q2. Japanese Prime Minister has signed a 1-trillion yen, about 8.7 billion dollars, aid package over the next five years to the Philippines, meant to improve economic and political relations between the two island nations. Who is the present Prime Minister of Japan?
(a) Xi Jinping
(b) Shinzo Abe
(c) Rodrigo Duterte
(d) Park Geun-hye
(e) None of the given options is true

Q3. Who among the following has been appointed as the new chairman of Tata Group recently?
(a) B Muthuraman
(b) Ishaat Hussain
(c) N Chandrasekaran
(d) Noel Tata
(e) Arun Sarin

Q4. The Government of India has increased the minimum monthly pension to __________ per person, besides a two-fold hike in exgratia amount for central government employees.
(a) Rs.15,000
(b) Rs.20,000
(c) Rs.11,000
(d) Rs.9,000
(e) Rs.5,000

Q5. In which among the following cities, the month-long Magh Mela festival has began recently at Sangam?
(a) Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
(b) Haridwar, Uttarakhand
(c) Nasik, Maharashtra
(d) Kolkata, West Bengal
(e) Puri, Odisha

Q6. Which of the following companies has signed a non-binding MoU with Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd and Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd for takeover of Chhabra Thermal Power Plant Stage-I?
(a) RIL
(b) BHEL
(c) TCS
(d) ONGC
(e) NTPC

Q7. Allaying fears of a slowdown following demonetization, the country's industrial production grew __________ in November 2016, compared to a contraction of 3.4% in November of the year 2015.
(a) 7.1%
(b) 6.5%
(c) 4.6%
(d) 5.7%
(e) None of the given options is true

Q8. Who has been appointed as Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA ) president, recently?
(a) Sharad Pawar
(b) N Chandrasekaran
(c) Ashish Shelar
(d) Rajesh Gopinathan
(e) N Ganapathy Subramaniam

Q9. In Which city Consulate General of India has announced a launch of the 'Diplomats Cricket Championship Cup' in association with the Skyline University College recently?
(a) Pretoria
(b) Dubai
(c) New York
(d) Sydney
(e) London

Q10. Global unemployment is expected to rise by 3.4 million in 2017 despite a likely modest pick-up in economic growth at 3.4% in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018, against a six-year low of 3.1% in 2016, says a new report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Where is headquarter of International Labour Organization (ILO)?
(a) Geneva, Switzerland
(b) Nairobi, Kenya
(c) Paris, France
(d) New York, USA
(e) None of the given options is true

Q11. In Which among the following cities the world’s first ‘Gender Literature Festival’ is scheduled to be held in the second week of April, 2017? 
(a) Gandhinagar
(b) Bhopal
(c) Dehradun
(d) Patna
(e) Lucknow

Q12. XCMG, a global construction machinery company, will invest $150 million in a new manufacturing unit in India for construction and material-handling machines. XCMG Company is based in- 
(a) China
(b) Japan 
(c) South Korea
(d) Taiwan
(e) Thailand

Q13. National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has projected the India GDP growth rate of 8% for 2016-17 based on the appraisal document for the Twelfth Five-Year Plan. Who is present chairperson of NITI Aayog?
(a) Amitabh Kant
(b) Bibek Debroy
(c) Narendra Modi
(d) Ramesh Chand
(e) Arvind Panagariya

Q14. India’s first payments bank Airtel Payments Bank is giving how much percent interest on savings accounts, which makes it the highest interest rate on offer?
(a) 04.50%
(b) 07.25%
(c) 06.00%
(d) 05.25%
(e) 08.00%

Q15. Arunachal Pradesh has signed an MoU with NDDB to promote dairy development in the state. The term NDDB stands for-
(a) National Dam Development Board
(b) National Defence Development Board
(c) National Dairy Development Board
(d) National Design Development Board
(e) None of the given options is true


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