Current Affairs Based on “The Hindu” for SBI Exam and NABARD Exam

1. Centre has released how much crore to drought-hit States under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in 2016-17 recently?
a) 29,367 crore 
b) 39,367 crore 
c) 19,367 crore 
d) 9,367 crore
e) None of the above

2. United Nations has urged which of the following country to implement judicial reforms to speed up the prosecutions against human rights violators in the country?
a) Sri Lanka
b) Pakistan
c) Syria
d) Afghanistan
e) Canada
3. Name the Tourist train that Railways has launched for pilgrims to visit Shirdi, Tirupati, Jagannath Puri, Gangasagar, Baidyanath Dham and Jyotirlingams among others?
a) India temple
b) Bharat Yatra
c) Bharat Darshan
d) India Darshan
e) None of the above
4. In all over India, people pays homage to Kavi-Guru Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel laureate’s………birth anniversary on 08th May 2016?
a) 125th
b) 135th
c) 145th
d) 165th
e) 155th 
5. Gujarat Government has accorded minority status to the which community?
a) Sikhs
b) Jain
c) Buddhism 
d) Muslim
e) None of the above
6. In a unique initiative in which of the following state/UTs, the Election Commission is sending out ‘Meghdoot’ postcards to three lakh voters requesting them to cast their votes in the May 16 Assembly polls?
a) Assam
b) Chandigarh
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Kerala
e) Puducherry
7. Name the two Indian women wrestlers who have qualified for Rio Olympics, In the Olympic world qualifying tournament at Istambul in Turkey recently?
a) Vinesh Phogat 
b) Sakshi Malik 
c) Divya Kakran
d) Both (a) and (b)
e) Both (b) and (c)
8. Name the country, which has successfully launched Japanese JCSAT-14 Satellite?
a) USA
b) India
c) China
d) Russia
e) Japan
9. What is the single emergency number which will be operational throughout India from January 1,2017 to help people reach immediate services of police, ambulance and fire department?
a) 101
b) 199
c) 112
d) 111
e) None of the above
10. Which of the following Bank has announced its new tie-up with National Australia Bank (NAB) for online inward remittance from Australia at competitive rates?
a) ICICI Bank
b) South Indian Bank
c) Kotak Mahindra Bank
d) State Bank of India
e) HDFC Bank