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

Q1. Who has been honoured by the America Tamil Sangam with its Tamil Ratna Award? 
(a) AR Rahman
(b) APJ Abdul Kalam
(c) Rajinikanth
(d) Kamal Haasan
(e) Prabhas

Q2. The Narendra Modi-led BJP government has appointed new governors for Assam, Manipur, Punjab and Lieutenant Governor for Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Which of the followings are not correct about appointment?
(a) Manipur- Najma A Heptulla
(b) Assam- Banwarilal Purohit
(c) Punjab- VP Singh Badnore
(d) Andaman and Nicobar Islands- Jagdish Mukhi
(e) All of the above are correct

Q3. Name the Malayalam filmmaker-scriptwriter, who has passed away in Kochi recently? 
(a) SP Sarguna
(b) Pramukh Swami
(c) TA Razaq
(d) Sudhanshu Bhusan Mishra
(e) None of the above

Q4. India climbed 15 spots, from 81 last year, to 66 in the Global Innovation Index (GII) and maintained the top spot in the Central and South Asia regions, according to the rankings released by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Which of the following countries has topped in Global Innovation Index (GII)?
(a) Sweden
(b) United Kingdom
(c) United States of America
(d) Switzerland
(e) Finland

Q5. Which of the following states government has re-launched its “Majhi Kanya Bhagyashri” scheme in order to achieve its objective of improving the skewed girl child ratio in the state? 
(a) Gujarat
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Haryana
(d) Uttar Pradesh
(e) Goa

Q6. Which Ministry has launched a portal for electronic bidding and e-reverse auction of tariff-based electricity transmission projects to enhance transparency in transmission sector?
(a) Home Ministry
(b) Phone and Telecom Ministry
(c) External Affairs Ministry
(d) Information and Broadcasting and Ministry
(e) Power Ministry

Q7. Name the Punjabi writer, who has passed away recently?
(a) Bhai Vir Singh
(b) Amrita Pritam
(c) Mohan Singh
(d) Gurdial Singh
(e) Nanak Singh

Q8.  Which of the following banks has become the first private bank to join hands with the Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF), pledging Rs1 crore to support the upcoming Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016?
(a) ICICI Bank
(b) Axis Bank
(c) South Indian Bank
(d) Kotak Mahindra Bank
(e) Bandhan Bank

Q9. __________________ an urban cooperative bank based in the North, has announced a bancassurance tie-up with the country’s largest life insurer, LIC of India.
(a) Rajdhani Nagar Sahkari Bank.
(b) Shivalik Mercantile Co-operative Bank
(c) Bharat Cooperative Bank
(d) Bharat Cooperative Bank
(e) None of the above

Q10. Which of the following Indian companies has announced a long-term master franchise agreement with Amsterdam-based fashion brand Scotch & Soda?
(a) Reliance Brands
(b) Wipro
(c) TCS
(d) Airtel
(e) HCL

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