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

1. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on blackmoney has recommended ban on cash transactions of above Rs 3 lakh and restricting cash holding with individuals to not more than Rs 15 lakh to curb illegal wealth in the economy recently. The SIT headed by...........?
a) Bibek Debroy
b) Rajendra Mal Lodha
c) RK Mathur
d) M B Shah
e) C Rangarajan

2. Which of the following state government has set a target to construct toilets across all villages of the state by March 2019 to enable open defecation free (ODF) in rural area?
a) West Bengal
b) Haryana
c) Punjab
d) Bihar
e) Uttar Pradesh

3. Which state has launched SV.CO, reportedly world’s first digital student incubator, as a digital makeover of the Startup Village recently?
a) Gujarat
b) Rajasthan
c) Maharashtra
d) Tamil Nadu
e) Kerala

4. India and the _________ reviewed the progress of long-stalled talks for the proposed free trade agreement and expressed willingness to address outstanding issues as an integral part of the negotiations recently.
a) USA
b) China
c) European Union
d) Mexico
e) Russia

5. In which of the following states reciting of the epic ‘Ramayanam’ in traditional Hindu homes and temples marks the observance ‘Ramayana Month’ beginning recently?
a) Maharashtra
b) Kerala
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Uttar Pradesh
e) Rajasthan

6. In an effort to improve customer service, the RBI asked banks to exchange up to 20 pieces of soiled currency notes with a how much maximum value of over the counter free of charge?
a) Rs 5000
b) Rs 4000
c) Rs 3000
d) Rs 2000
e) Rs 1000

7. Which of the following former Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) written a book titled "who moved my interest rate" ?
a) Bimal Jalan
b) Duvvuri Subbarao
c) Y V Reddy
d) C Rangarajan
e) None of the above

8. Name the Pakistani cricketer and the current Test captain of the national cricket team who had scored 110 against England at Lord's. With this, the 42 years and 47 days old cricketer became the oldest captain to score Test hundred.
a) Shoaib Malik
b) Inzamam-ul-Haq
c) Misbah-ul-Haq
d) Younus Khan
e) Shahid Afridi

9. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chaired the 11th meeting of the Inter-State Council in __________ to discuss, among other things, the use of Aadhar as an identifier, use of Direct Benefit Transfer for providing subsidies, as well as aspects of internal security.
a) Kolkata
b) Hyderabad
c) Chennai
d) New Delhi
e) Patna

10. Name the Indian Hockey Olympian who has passed away recently?
a) Khashaba Jadhav
b) Moinul Haq
c) GD Sondhi
d) Sohrab Bhoot
e) Joe Antic