Friday, August 12, 2016

Q1. Which state has given its nod to set up Happiness Department in the state recently? This department will work as knowledge resource centre on the subject of happiness?
a) Bihar
b) Rajasthan
c) Gujarat
d) Madhya Pradesh
e) Kerala
(More than three months after Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan first made the announcement, the state Cabinet cleared a Happiness Department, scaling it down from a separate ministry but to be still headed by the CM.)

Q2. India has made a big leap of 11 places to occupy the 152nd spot in the latest world football rankings issued by FIFA, while which of the following countries remains on top?
a) Germany
b) Argentina
c) Italy
d) France
e) Spain
(Riding on their back-to-back wins over Laos last month, India made a big leap of 11 places to occupy 152nd spot in the latest world football rankings issued by FIFA.)

Q3. Which of the following states has launched the facility of virtual and digital classrooms across 32 ITIs in the state on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day (15th July)?
a) Rajasthan
b) Gujarat
c) West Bengal
d) Himachal Pradesh
e) Maharashtra
(The facility of virtual classrooms will bridge the urban-rural divide and open the doors of knowledge. Devendra Fadnavis (CM of Maharashtra) asked students to master their passion, and assures that jobs will come in plenty due to the power of skill development. Announcing an initiative called 'Skill Sakhis' for women empowerment, Mr. Fadnavis informed that girls comprise half of 40,000 students being also trained for skill development.)

Q4. The country's first of its kind industrial park, exclusively for women entrepreneurs is launched in which of the following states?
a) Bihar
b) Kerala
c) Uttarakhand
d) West Bengal
e) None of the above
(The country's first of its kind industrial park, exclusively for women entrepreneurs, was launched on Friday by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat at the Federation House. The event was organised by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO). The park will be located in Uttarakhand's Sitarganj district.)

Q5. Who is sworn in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh marking the culmination of fast-paced political developments in this northeastern State?
a) Pema Khandu
b) Chowna Mein
c) PK Chamling
d) Tarun Gogai
e) Manik Sarkar
(Pema Khandu was sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh marking the culmination of fast-paced political developments in this northeastern State. Chowna Mein was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister.)

Q6. Which of the following private sector Banks has announced a 60 basis point (0.60 per cent) reduction in micro loan lending rates recently?
a) Kotak Mahindra Bank
b) South Indian Bank
c) Axis Bank
d) HDFC Bank
e) Bandhan Bank
(Bandhan Bank, one of the two new universal banks, reduced micro loan rates by 60 basis points to 19.9%, making the sub-20% rate a reality for a wider section of bottom of the pyramid customers.) 

Q7. Name the Indian boxing star who scaled a new high in his ever-soaring professional career as he clinched the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middle-weight title with a dominating win over former WBC European champion Kerry Hope.
a) Vikas Krishan Yadav
b) Shiva Thapa
c) Akhil Kumar
d) Vijender Singh
e) Mohammed Ali Qamar
(The 30-year-old Indian took all 10 rounds to systematically dismantle the 34-year-old Welsh-born Australian and record his seventh straight win in the circuit, a year after turning professional.)

Q8. Dabur - a leading ayurvedic FMCG firm has tied up with which company to unit Defense Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR), Leh, to promote sustainable cultivation of high-altitude medicinal plants in Ladakh?
a) ISRO
b) NASA
c) DRDO
d) RIL
e) Airtel
(Leading Ayurvedic FMCG firm Dabur has tied up with DRDO to promote sustainable cultivation of high-altitude medicinal plants in Ladakh. Dabur India has signed a pact with DRDO's unit Defense Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR), Leh, under which both organisations will educate farmers and help enhance livelihood opportunities in the cold desert area.)

Q9. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) gave immediate orders to ban diesel vehicles which are more than ______ years old in Delhi to deal with pollution in the national capital.
a) 5 years
b) 10 years
c) 20 years
d) 25 years
e) 30 years
(The order also directed Delhi government not registering diesel vehicles altogether in Delhi. The bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also directed the Delhi government and the Centre to stop buying any more diesel vehicles for their department.)

Q10. According to  Fitch, India’s economic growth rate is expected to accelerate to how much per cent in the current fiscal?
a) 7.7 per cent
b) 7.2 per cent
c) 7.5 per cent
d) 7.1 per cent
e) 7.4 per cent
(According to the US based global rating agency, Fitch, India's economic growth rate will leisurely accelerate to 8% by fiscal year ending March 2019, driven by the gradual implementation of structural reforms, higher disposable income and improvement in economic activity. Fitch also expects India's GDP to grow 7.5% in fiscal year ending March 2016 and improve to 7.7% in the current fiscal year and further to 7.9% in the fiscal year ending March 2018.)

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