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

Q1. Which among the following states has become the first state in the country to implement Direct Benefit Transfer in Kerosene?
(a) Haryana
(b) Punjab
(c) Assam
(d) Kerala
(e) Jharkhand

Q2. The BRICS Business Council will also be simultaneously held in New Delhi on October 13-14, while the first BRICS trade fair, focusing on 20 key sectors, will be hosted in.............?
(a) Chennai
(b) Mumbai
(c) Sikkim
(d) Goa
(e) Kolkata

Q3. Lee Hsien Loong, who visited New Delhi recently, is the present Prime Minister of........?
(a) Switzerland
(b) Philippines
(c) Singapore
(d) Vietnam
(e) Thailand

Q4. After the recent reduction in interest rate for small savings schemes by the govt for the Oct-Dec quarter of 2016-17, what is the new interest rate for Five-Year Senior Citizens Savings Scheme?
(a) 7.7 per cent
(b) 8.5 per cent
(c) 8.1 per cent
(d) 8.2 per cent
(e) 8.9 per cent

Q5. Name the 16-year-old Indian-origin South African teen, who has won a $50,000 scholarship, the grand prize at the annual Google Science Fair for her work using orange peel to develop a cheaper “super-absorbent material” that helps soil retain water.
(a) Kiara Nirghin
(b) Amandla Stenberg
(c) Harmeet Singh
(d) Narsingh Chopra
(e) None of the above

Q6. World Space Week is an annual event that is observed from 4 - 10 October every year in various parts of the world including Europe and Asia. World Space Week, 2016 is being observed with theme..............?
(a) Remote Sensing: Enabling our Future
(b) Contributions of Space Science and Technology
(c) Technology to the Betterment
(d) The World’s Premier Space Event
(e) Earth Observation from Space

Q7. Name the eminent Carnatic vocalist and playback singer, who has now the brand ambassador of its ambitious ‘Haritha Keralam’ (Green Kerala) project.
(a) Pinarayi Vijayan
(b) K J Yesudas
(c) Muhammed Muhsin
(d) Brahmanandam
(e) None of the above

Q8. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to cut its key policy rate, or the repo rate, by 25 basis points in 4th Bi-monthly Policy Statement for the year 2016-17. what is the current Repo Rate?
(a) 7.25 per cent
(b) 4.00 per cent
(c) 6.25 per cent
(d) 5.25 per cent
(e) 6.75 per cent

Q9. Human Resources Development Ministry has decided to set up a three-member committee to examine the causes behind large number of seats remaining vacant in leading technical institutes including the IITs and the NITs this year. The committee, which will be headed by?
(a) Pradipta Banerji
(b) Professor Devang Khakhar
(c) Indranil Manna
(d) Partha Pratim Chakraborty
(e) Dr V Ramgopal Rao

Q10. The Odisha government has decided to facilitate the stay of tourists and pilgrims coming to Puri from other states. Who is the present Chief Minister Odisha?
(a) Pema Khandu
(b) Mamata Banerjee
(c) Nitish Kumar
(d) Sarbananda Sonowal
(e) Naveen Patnaik

Q11. The World Bank has said, India's GDP growth will remain strong at _______ percent in 2016 and _______ percent in 2017 respectively. 
(a) 7.6 percent, 7.7 percent
(b) 8.1 percent, 7.3 percent
(c) 7.9 percent, 7.5 percent
(d) 7.4 percent, 7.9 percent
(e) 7.1 percent, 7.2 percent

Q12. Which among the following states's wildlife wing of forest Department is celebrating wildlife week recently (the aim is to create awareness among people on the protection of wildlife)?
(a) Rajasthan
(b) Himachal Pradesh
(c) Tripura
(d) Maharashtra
(e) Gujarat

Q13. At which place, the first edition of the BRICS Under-17 Football tournament has begun?
(a) Beijing, China
(b) Pretoria, South Africa
(c) Salvador, Brazil
(d) Goa, India
(e) Saint Petersburg, Russia

Q14. Who is the new CEO Of Reliance Nippon Life Insurance?
(a) Jay Aggarwal
(b) Nitin Banerjee
(c) Ashish Vohra
(d) Chetan Singh
(e) Madhukar Das

Q15. Dassault Aviation has entered into a partnership with Reliance group to execute offsets for the recently concluded deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets. Dassault Aviation is an international aircraft manufacturer of which country?
(a) Russia
(b) Germany
(c) Brazil
(d) Canada
(e) France

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