Friday, July 22, 2016

Q1. Economic affairs secretary expressed hope that the likely passage of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in Parliament would further add to the business sentiment, fuelling growth. Who is Economic affairs secretary?
a) Shaktikanta Das 
b) Arun Jaitley
c) Santosh Kumar Gangwar
d) Arun Ram Meghwal
e) None of the above
(Shri Shaktikanta Das took over the charge as Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance in September'15. Shri Das was earlier holding the assignment of Secretary, Department of Revenue in the same Ministry. Earlier Shri Das has worked in the Department of Economic Affairs as Additional Secretary as well as Joint Secretary (Budget).)

Q2. Stepping up its diplomatic outreach to China ahead of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) plenary in Seoul, Foreign Secretary made a quiet trip to Beijing to try and win over China’s backing for India’s membership. Who is the Foreign Secretary of India?
a) Nripendra Misra
b) Hasmukh Adhia
c) Ratan P Watal
d) S Jaishankar
e) Ashok Lavasa
(Subrahmanyam Jaishankar or S Jaishankar is an Indian diplomat who has been Foreign Secretary of India since January 2015.)

Q3. Which country's parliament has recently passed a contentious bill to allow medically-assisted death for terminally ill people?
a) India
b) Pakistan
c) Canada 
d) China
e) Brazil
(The move makes Canada one of the few countries where doctors can legally help sick people die. Assisted suicide is currently legal in just a few countries, including Switzerland, the Netherlands, Albania, Colombia and Japan.)

Q4. India can maintain a growth rate of how much per cent in 2016-17 by the World Bank (WB)?
a) 7.1 per cent
b) 7.9 per cent
c) 7.4 per cent
d) 7.6 per cent
e) 7.7 per cent
(World Bank says that India can maintain a growth rate of 7.6 per cent GDP growth in 2016-17, which would accelerate to 7.7 per cent in 2017-18 and 7.8 per cent in 2018-19.)

Q5. Anne Hathaway is the latest Hollywood figure to be appointed by the United Nations as a _____________.
a) Global Child Welfare Ambassador
b) Global Goodwill Ambasador 
c) Women Rights Ambassador
d) Women and Child Welfare Ambassador
e) Global Angel Amnassador
(The Oscar-winning actor joins Nicole Kidman, Emma Watson and Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand as fellow women’s goodwill ambassadors. Hathaway also lent her voice to the 2013 CNN documentary Girl Rising, about the power of female education.)

Q6. Shaminda Eranga suspended for illegal bowling action. He represents which country?
a) England
b) Kenya
c) South Africa
d) India
e) Sri Lanka 
( Sri Lanka’s Eranga was reported to ICC for a suspect action after the second Test against England at Chester-le-Street on 31 May.)

Q7. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)?
a) Kirti Azad
b) Chetan Chauhan
c)) Kapil Dev
d) Ravi Shastri
e) None of the above
( Former BJP lawmaker Chetan Chauhan, who had played Test cricket for India, has been appointed as the chairman of the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology. Chauhan is also the vice president of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).)

Q8. As facilitated by the government of India Non Resident Indians (NRIs) can now open NPS accounts online if they have Aadhaar Card or PAN card. NPS stand for?
a) National Post Savings 
b) National Pension Savings
c) National People Savings 
d) National Payment Savings
e) None of the above
Till now, NRIs could open NPS accounts only through paper applications by approaching Bank offices. Through eNPS, a subscriber will be able to open an NPS account from the comfort of his home. All he will need is an internet connection and an Aadhaar/ PanCard.)

Q9. The 2016 season sees Azerbaijan become the latest addition to the Formula One calendar, with capital city Baku playing host to what claims to be the fastest street circuit of the season, on a layout designed by renowned F1 track architect Hermann Tilke. Who won the European Grand Prix 2016?
a) Jenson Button
b) Lewis Hamilton
c) Sebastian Vettel
d) Nico Rosberg
e) None of the above
(Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg won 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe, beating Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Force India’s Sergio Perez at the new Baku City Circuit. With Lewis Hamilton finishing fifth, Rosberg extended his championship lead over his team mate to 24 points.)

Q10. The second International Day of Yoga is being celebrated across the globe on 21st June 2016. What was the theme for this year?
a) Connect the Youth
b) Yoga for Health
c) Aao surya namaskar kare
d) Yoga: Help us
e) None of the above
(On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga.)

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