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

Q1. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, CCEA gave nod to acquisition of how much per cent stake in Russian oil company JSC Vankorneft, by ONGC Videsh Limited, OVL for 930 million dollars?
(a) 11 per cent
(b) 25 per cent
(c) 05 per cent
(d) 15 per cent
(e) 19 per cent

Q2. Which of the following country and India signed three agreements, including two in the area of skill development, following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it's Premier Lee Hsien Loong, who is on a visit to India?
(a) Brazil
(b) Singapore
(c) Germany
(d) Sri Lanka
(e) Russia

Q3. Name the Malayali Sculptor artist, who passed away recently?
(a) Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya
(b) S K Mahajan
(c) Yusuf Arakkal
(d) Syed Shamsul Haq
(e) K Madhavan

Q4. Who has resigned as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prasar Bharati Corporation? 
(a) Rajeev Sharma
(b) MS Sahoo
(c) R Ravindra
(d) Jawhar Sircar
(e) Ashish Vohra

Q5. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has decided that businesses in rest of India (excluding those in Northeastern and hill states) with annual turnover below _______ would be out of the GST net.
(a) Rs 10 lakh
(b) Rs 15 lakh
(c) Rs 30 lakh
(d) Rs 25 lakh
(e) Rs 20 lakh

Q6. As decided by the RBI, the statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) of banks will come down 0.25 per cent every quarter till Jan 2017. What is the present SLR?
(a) 20.50 per cent
(b) 20.75 per cent
(c) 21.25 per cent
(d) 21.50 per cent
(e) 21.75 per cent

Q7. Who among the following has/have received the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2016 for their discovery of a mathematical framework in the field of topography?
(a) David J Thouless
(b) Duncan M Haldane
(c) J Michael Kosterlitz
(d) All of the above
(e) Only (b) and (c)

Q8. Who has been appointed Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite (Knight in the National Order of Merit), one of the highest civilian recognitions of the French govt.
(a) Rajendra Singh
(b) Medha Patkar
(c) Irom Chanu Sharmila
(d) Arundhati Roy
(e) Prajna Chowta

Q9. Fiscal deficit in the first five months of the current fiscal stood at Rs 4.08 lakh cr, which was _______ of Budget estimates for 2016-17.
(a) 76.4 per cent
(b) 65.6 per cent
(c) 72.6 per cent
(d) 55.3 per cent
(e) 87.2 per cent

Q10. Who has been awarded the 2016 John F. Richards Prize for her book Ashoka in Ancient India?(a) Prajna Chowta 
(b) Katyayan Shivpuri
(c) Nayanjot Lahiri
(d) Kolakaluri Enoch
(e) Kiara Nirghin

Q11. Who has been appointed as the next chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)?
(a) Mohit Kampani
(b) R Ravindra
(c) Vinod Sawhny
(d) Rani Singh Nair
(e) Sushil Chandra

Q12. The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has launched the Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS). It was launched by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways. Who is present Union Road Transport and Highways Minister in India?
(a) Dharmendra Pradhan
(b) Arun Jaitley
(c) Suresh Prabhu
(d) Nitin Gadkari
(e) Sushma Swaraj

Q13. The Union Cabinet gave its approval for the signing of MoU between India and ______ in the field of water resources.
(a) Nepal
(b) USA
(c) European Union 
(d) Russia
(e) Germany

Q14. Who among the following has/have received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2016 for developing molecular machine?
(a) Jean-Pierre Sauvage
(b) Sir J Fraser Stoddart
(c) Bernard L Feringa
(d) Both (a) and (b)
(e) All of the above

Q15. Ranil Wickramasinghe is the present Prime Minister of Which country?
(a) Sri Lanka
(b) Myanmar
(c) Singapore
(d) Nepal
(e) Thailand

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