Current Affairs Questions for IBPS RRB PO and Clerk 2017: 16th October 2017

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Current Affairs Questions Based on The Hindu

Welcome to the world of Current Affairs 2017. With IBPS RRB PO and Clerk Mains round the corner, it should be your priority to cover every aspect of Current Affairs on a daily basis for IBPS RRB PO and Clerk Mains so that you can do well in the exam. These current affairs are based on current news. Let us see how many questions you attempt accurately.

Q1. Which among the following city has been ranked the least safe city in the Economist Intelligence Unit's Safe Cities Index 2017?
(a) Damascus, Syria
(b) Karachi, Pakistan
(c) Baghdad, Iraq
(d) Kabul, Afghanistan
(e) Tehran, Iran

Q2. Who has been appointed as India's new Ambassador to China?
(a) Vinay Mohan Kwatra 
(b) Sangram Singh 
(c) Anupam Kher
(d) Rukaiya Rangwala
(e) Gautam Bambawale

Q3. The International Day for Disaster Reduction was observed across the world on 13 October every year. The theme for 2017 IDDR is-
(a) Policies and Practices Taken to Reduce Exposure to Disaster Risk 
(b) Campaign aims to Raise Global Awareness about Effective Actions
(c) Home Safe Home: Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement
(d) Community Level, Thereby Contributing to Saving Homes and Livelihoods
(e) None of the given options is true

Q4. The Indian Air Force (IAF) launched an innovative health mobile App named ____________ on the occasion of its 85th anniversary.
(a) MedWatch
(b) SedMarch
(c) WedShort
(d) TurLease
(e) SolAlian

Q5. Communications Minister Manoj Sinha has launched the SBG Yojana and an initiative for expansion of clientele base of Postal Life Insurance (PLI). SBG stands for-?
(a) Sampoorna Bima Grih
(b) Samast Bima Gram
(c) Sampoorna Bishal Gram
(d) Sampoorna Bima Gram
(e) Sampoorna Bima Grameen

Q6. The fifth India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise (JTE) __________ started with a grand Opening Ceremony conducted at Aundh Military Station, Pune.
(a) Mitra Shakti 2017
(b) Hand-in-Hand 2017
(c) Surya Kiran 2017
(d) Yudh Abhyas 2017
(e) Malabar 2017

Q7. Veteran and one of India’s eminent historian ___________ passed away the age of 95. 
(a) Purushottam Lal Kaushik
(b) Satish Chandra
(c) Kundan Shah
(d) Tom Alter 
(e) Arjan Singh

Q8. The ____________ edition of world largest B2B handicraft and gifts fair entitled IHGF-Delhi Fair (Autumn) 2017 was inaugurated by Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Textiles in a ceremony at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida.
(a) 24th
(b) 14th
(c) 44th
(d) 54th
(e) 34th

Q9. Name the football player who has created history at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium by scoring India’s first goal in a FIFA U-17 World Cup during India’s match against Colombia?
(a) Sandesh Jhingan
(b) Jeje Lalpekhlua
(c) Subrata Pal
(d) Jackson Singh Thounaojam
(e) Arnab Mondal

Q10. Which among the following company has become the first Oil Marketing Company (OMC) from India to mark its presence in the lubricant market in Myanmar and to lend more visibility and awareness to the brand?
(a) Gas Authority Of India Limited (GAIL)
(b) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
(c) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
(d) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
(e) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)

Q11. MobiKwik has announced the appointment of _________ as the Business Head of 'MobiKwik Payment Gateway' to drive the growth of the entity.
(a) Umang Bedi
(b) Nisha Desai Biswal
(c) V M Kwatra
(d) Bipin Preet Singh
(e) Rukaiya Rangwala

Q12. Who has been chosen for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award for 2016 in recognition of his rich contribution to the Malayalam literature?
(a) Birendra Sasma
(b) Rajesh Nath
(c) Gurbax Singh Sandhu
(d) M K Sanu
(e) Margaret Thatcher

Q13. Esther Staubli has become the first female referee to officiate a match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. She belongs to-?
(a) France
(b) Germany
(c) Switzerland
(d) China
(e) Thailand

Q14. Who is to be Next UNESCO Chief?
(a) Irina Bokova
(b) Audrey Azoulay
(c) Richard H Thaler
(d) Kazuo Ishiguro
(e) Richard Henderson

Q15. The world’s largest combustion research centre was inaugurated in-
(a) IIT- Madras
(b) IIT- Delhi
(c) IIT- Bombay
(d) IIT- Kanpur
(e) IIT- Guwahati

Q16. Which among the following countries has announced their withdrawal from the UN’s cultural agency UNESCO after Washington accused it of anti-Israeli bias?
(a) US and Israel
(b) Paris and UK
(c) UAE and Canada
(d) France and Austria
(e) Russia and Japan

Q17. Which state government's Directorate of Treasuries and Inspection and the State Bank of India have signed an MoU for integration of SBI e-Pay with the cyber treasury?
(a) Rajasthan
(b) Odisha
(c) Bihar
(d) West Bengal
(e) Assam

Q18. The International Day of Rural Women was observed every year on-?
(a) 12th October
(b) 08th October
(c) 15th October
(d) 17th October
(e) 24th October

Q19. Who is the current and ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations?
(a) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
(b) Irina Bokova
(c) Ban Ki-Moon
(d) Antonio Guterres
(e) Roberto Azevedo

Q20. Which among the following organisation is responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication?
(a) AIIB 
(b) WTO
(c) United Nations
(d) WHO

Q21. The Direct Tax Collections in the first half (April-September) of the current fiscal (2017-18) shows growth of-
(a) 17.6 percent
(b) 21.5 percent
(c) 26.7 percent
(d) 15.8 percent
(e) 18.3 percent

Q22. Which state has become the first in India to call attention and adjournment motions and proposals online from legislators to send them to the state government?
(a) Kerala assembly
(b) Rajasthan assembly
(c) Gujarat assembly
(d) Haryana assembly
(e) Delhi assembly

Q23. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for four sewerage projects under the Namami Gange programme and four National Highway projects at Mokama in-
(a) West Bengal
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Haryana
(d) Jharkhand
(e) Bihar

Q24. Which Indian Institute was saw the making of a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Biology Lesson recently?
(a) IISF
(b) IIT- Delhi
(c) BHU
(d) AMU
(e) JNU

Q25. Name the Tennis player, who has won the Shanghai Masters and register his fourth victory of the year over?
(a) Mahesh Bhupathi
(b) Andy Murray
(c) Roger Federer
(d) Novak Djokovic
(e) Rafael Nadal

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