Current Affairs Based on “The Hindu” for BOB/IBPS Exams

Q1. Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched an application “Kotak Now” that would allow new customers to open an account in a simpler and cost-effective manner. Where is the Headquartered of Kotak Mahindra Bank?
(a) Mumbai
(b) Bengaluru
(c) New Delhi
(d) Chennai
(e) Kolkata

Q2. Who has received the prestigious ICC Test Championship mace for inspiring Pakistan to the top of the ICC Test Team Rankings? 
(a) Kamran Akmal
(b) Subhan Ahmad
(c) Shahid Afridi
(d) Misbah-ul-Haq
(e) Sarfraz Ahmed
Q3. Which among the following states has won the 2015-Better Performing Project Award for development of infrastructure in the state?
(a) Kerala
(b) West Bengal
(c) Himachal Pradesh
(d) Maharashtra
(e) Gujarat
Q4. Union Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has adopted ‘Dheerpur’ and ‘Ghoga’ villages under the ‘Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana’ (SAGY). ‘Dheerpur’ and ‘Ghoga’ village are located in which state/UT?
(a) Punjab
(b) Chandigarh
(c) Assam
(d) Goa
(e) New Delhi
Q5. Name the Oscar-winning writer and director, who passed away recently?
(a) Alfred Hitchcock
(b) Curtis Hanson
(c) Steven Spielberg
(d) James Cameron
(e) Guy Ritchie

Q6. Who has been named the captain of the all-time India Test XI chosen by cricket magazine Wisden? 
(a) Rohit Sharma
(b) Yuvraj Singh
(c) Virat Kohli
(d) Suresh Raina
(e) MS Dhoni
Q7. Adani Green Energy (Tamil Nadu) Ltd, part of the Adani Group has dedicated to the nation the world’s largest solar power plant of 648 megawatts (MW), set up at Kamuthi in………………?
(a) Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
(b) Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
(c) Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
(d) Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu
(e) Surat, Gujarat
Q8. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 21st September 2016 exempted the government from making an open offer to the shareholders of ____________, following its plans to acquire an additional 5.66 per cent stake in the bank.
(a) Axis Bank
(b) Punjab National Bank
(c) Dena Bank
(d) State Bank of India
(e) ICICI Bank
Q9. At which Venue/stadium India has played its 500th test match against New zeland recently?
(a) Punjab Cricket Association, Mohali
(b) Green Park Stadium, Kanpur
(c) Eden Gardens, Kolkata
(d) Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
(e) Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, New Delhi
Q10. The Union Cabinet has approved the scrapping of the 92-year old practice of presenting a separate Railway Budget and the advancing of the date of presentation of the Union Budget to-
(a) February 01
(b) January 31
(c) January 01
(d) February 10
(e) February 15
Q11. India sent an 18-member squad for the Under-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament held in…….?
(a) Dhaka
(b) Colombo
(c) Tokyo
(d) Manila
(e) Bangkok
Q12. Who will be honoured with the annual ‘LalitArpan Samman’ this year?
(a) P Susheela 
(b) Shubha Mudgal
(c) Anuradha Paudwal
(d) Asha Bhosle
(e) Shreya Ghoshal
Q13. Which of the following IT companies has launched its messaging app ‘Allo’ which is powered with artificial intelligence?
(a) Facebook
(b) Microsoft
(c) Google
(d) Twitter
(e) Bharti Airtel
Q14. French state-run power major EDF will invest heavily in renewable energy in India, with projects worth how much amount in the pipeline, and is bullish about the sector, where it sees electricity tariffs falling 30% in five years?
(a) $5 billion
(b) $3 billion
(c) $1 billion
(d) $2 billion
(e) $6 billion
Q15. Who has topped the Forbes’ ‘100 Richest Indians’ list, released by Forbes India recently?
(a) Dilip Shanghvi
(b) Azim Premji
(c) Lakshmi Mittal
(d) Kumar Mangalam Birla
(e) Mukesh Ambani