Current Affairs Questions (based on The Hindu) for RBI Assistant Mains Exams 2017

Q1. Former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has passed away recently. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was former president of which country?
(a) Iran
(b) UAE
(c) Pakistan
(d) Soudi Arabia
(e) None of the given options is true

Q2. EPFO has made Aadhaar Card mandatory for its about 50 lakh pensioners and around four crore subscribers. EPFO stands for?
(a) Employees’ Product Fund Organisation
(b) Employees’ Provident Financial Organisation
(c) Employees’ Permanent Fund Organisation
(d) Essentials’ Provident Fund Organisation
(e) Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation

Q3. Reigning Olympic and world 800m champion and world record holder, David Rudisha is the International Event Ambassador for the 14th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon to be held on January 15 2017. David Rudisha is belongs to which country?
(a) South Africa
(b) Kenya
(c) Jamaica
(d) Uganda
(e) None of the given options is true

Q4. The Bank of India (BOI) has reduced its interest rates on retail loans, including home and vehicle loan recently. The bank earlier reduced its minimum lending rates or marginal cost of funds based lending rates (MCLR) by up to 90 basis points. Where is headquarter of BOI?
(a) Bengaluru
(b) Gurugram
(c) Chennai
(d) Mumbai
(e) Kolkata

Q5. Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza won the 2017 Brisbane International women’s doubles title recently with her partner
(a) Barbora Strycova
(b) Elena Vesnina
(c) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
(d) Ekaterina Makarova 
(e) None of the given options is true

Q6. The Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) is an annual event organised by the Ministry of External Affairs. It is being organised since-
(a) 2001
(b) 2003
(c) 2004
(d) 2005
(e) 2006

Q7. According to growth projection released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), agriculture, forestry and fishing sector is likely to show a growth of ____ during 2016-17.
(a) 1.2%
(b) 2.2%
(c) 3.5%
(d) 3.9%
(e) 4.1%

Q8. Who has been appointed as the MD & CEO of SBI Pension Funds Pvt Ltd, recently?(a) Kumar Sharadindu
(b) Ashok Reddy
(c) Srinath Padnabhawan
(d) Anil Bajwa
(e) None of the given options is true

Q9. In which among the following cities the 11th annual Blind Challenge Car Rally has organized to raise awareness about the issues concerning the visually-impaired?
(a) Kochin
(b) Chandigarh
(c) Bhopal 
(d) Lucknow
(e) Patna

Q10. Which among the following state government has come up with India’s first student startup and innovation policy, which aims to provide Rs 200 crore in the form of grants to ideas developed by them?
(a) Rajasthan
(b) West Bengal
(c) Assam
(d) Gujarat
(e) Maharashtra

Q11. In which city the Power Minister Piyush Goyal has unveiled world’s largest street light replacement program, recently?
(a) Hyderabad
(b) Chennai
(c) Kolkata
(d) Mumbai
(e) New Delhi

Q12. Who among the following has won the men’s singles title of the 2017 Chennai Open?
(a) Janko Tipsarevic
(b) Danill Medvedev
(c) Pablo Carreno Busta
(d) Roberto Bautista Agut
(e) Tomas Berdych

Q13. Who has named the world’s best player at the inaugural Best Fifa Football Awards in Zurich, Switzerland?
(a) Andres Iniesta
(b) Lionel Messi
(c) Cristiano Ronaldo
(d) Antoine Griezmann
(e) None of the given options is true

Q14. Name the person, who has given an award by the US Embassy in appreciation for his invaluable contributions to the US-India partnership on tuberculosis recently? 
(a) Sachin Tendulkar
(b) Amitabh Bachchan
(c) Vidya Balan
(d) Aamir Khan
(e) MC Marycom

Q15. Maharashtra government has launched India’s largest public WiFi service called ‘MumbaiWifi’. Who is the present Chief Minister of Maharashtra?
(a) Devendra Fadnavis
(b) Vijay Rupani
(c) Laxmikant Parsekar
(d) Vasundhara Raje Scindia
(e) O Panneerselvam