Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Q1. Which of the following states celebrated its second statehood day recently?
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Jharkhand
(d) Telangana
(e) Maharashtra
Extra Info: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished Telangana on its second statehood day and hoped the state progressed to new heights in the coming years.

Q2. United Nations Security Council's condemn failed and ........ conducted three ballistic missile tests recently.
(a) South Korea
(b) China
(c) Thailand
(d) Japan
(e) North Korea
Extra Info: North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, say US and S Korean officials.The missiles were launched from the Hwangju region, said South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and flew about 500km (310 miles) to 600km.

Q3. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched a mobile application for telecom subscribers to register their complaints against pesky calls and SMSes to tighten the noose on telemarketers. Who is the present Chairman  of TRAI?
(a) Rahul Khullar
(b) RS Sharma
(c) UK Sinha
(d) AS Kiran Kumar
(e) Sunil Lanba
Extra Info: The newly appointed chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Ram Sewak Sharma, He succeeds Rahul Khullar who retired on May 14.

Q4. India has signed the agreement with which of the following country for the exchange of terrorist screening information recently?
(a) Canada
(b) Germany
(c) USA
(d) France
(e) UAE
Extra Info: An arrangement between the authorised governmental agencies of the Government of India and the Government of the United States of America for exchange of terrorist screening information was signed. The arrangement was signed by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and Richard Verma, Ambassador of the United States of America to India.

Q5. Name the Tennis player who has become the first player to win a $100 million prize money.
(a) Roger Federer
(b) Rafael Nadal
(c) Andy Murray
(d) Novak Djokovic
(e) None of the above
Extra Info: The Novak Djokovic world number one became the first tennis player to bank $100 million in prize money after his 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 win over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut. 

Q6. Name the former world heavyweight champion whose record-setting boxing career, unprecedented flair for showmanship, and controversial stands made him one of the best-known figures of the 20th century, died at the age of 74 recently?
(a) Buddy Rogers 
(b) Randy Orton
(c) Bruno Sammartino
(d) Muhammad Ali
(e) None of the above
Extra Info: Ali, who had long suffered from Parkinson's syndrome which impaired his speech and made the once-graceful athlete almost a prisoner in his own body, died at age 74.

Q7. To facilitate hassle-free entry of Indians at selected airports, India and which of the following country have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, providing for expedited security clearances?
(a) USA
(b) Qatar
(c) Mexico
(d) Germany
(e) Thailand
Extra Info: Aiming to facilitate hassle-free entry of Indians into the US at selected airports, the two countries have signed an Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) providing for expedited security clearances.

Q8. V O Chidambaranar Port has bagged National Award for Excellence in Cost Management for the year 2015 from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) under the category of Public Service Sector - Small. V O Chidambaranar Port is located at?
(a) Kerala
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) West Bengal
(d) Maharashtra
(e) Tamil Nadu
Extra Info: V.O.Chidambaranar Port, formerly Tuticorin Port, is one of the 12 major ports in India locatwed at Tamil Nadu.

Q9. Who has been appointed as Managing Director of the State Bank of Mysore (SBM) recently?
(a) NK Chari
(b) CR Sasikumar 
(c) Deepak Shahdadpuri 
(d) Arundhati Bhattacharya
(e) None of the above
Extra Info: N.K.Chari, the new Managing Director of State Bank of Mysore.Prior to his new position, he was the Deputy Managing Director of State Bank of India.

Q10. World Environment Day is observed every year on June 5 to raise awareness of environmental issues and concerns such as marine pollution, global warming, wildlife crimes. The theme for this environment day (2016) is?
(a) Go Wild For Life - Zero tolerance for the illegal wildlife trade
(b) Get ready for plain packaging
(c) There's No Place Like Om 
(d) All of the above
(e) None of the above
Extra Info: Every year, June 5 is celebrated as World Environment Day with a new theme. This year the theme is "Go Wild For Life - Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife trade."

Q11. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Afghanistan in order to open a much-hyped hydroelectric dam. The project has been in work for decades. What is the name of this dam?
(a) Vishnuprayag
(b) Salma Dam
(c) Banqiao Dam
(d) Srisailam Dam
(e) Mangla Dam
Extra Info: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani formally inaugurated the $290- million Salma Dam

Q12. India and Qatar sign how many agreements to boost bilateral ties during Indian Prime Minister visit to Qatar recently?
(a) Five
(b) Twelve
(c) Twenty
(d) Ten
(e) Seven
Extra Info: India and Qatar signed seven agreements, including one on finance intelligence to check money laundering and terrorism financing and another to woo foreign investment in the infrastructure sector from the gas-rich Gulf state.

Q13. Taking a cue from the ‘Green Initiative’ of the Indian cricket board, which of the following National Cricket Club (NCC) initiated 'Cricket for Environment', a programme for planting saplings and distribution of bins for waste?
(a) Mumbai
(b) New Delhi
(c) Kolkata
(d) Bengaluru
(e) Mohali
Extra Info: Taking a cue from the Green Initiative of the BCCI, the National Cricket Club on the occasion of the World Environment Day initiated a programme called "Cricket for Environment", which includes planting of saplings and distribution of waste bins at Eden Gardens as well as other grounds in Kolkata Maidan

Q14. Spain's _______________ beat world number one Serena Williams in straight sets to win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open.
(a) Maria Sharapova
(b) Martina Hingis
(c) Angelique Kerber
(d) Garbine Muguruza
(e) Steffi Graf
Extra Info: Spain's Garbine Muguruza beat world number one Serena Williams in straight sets to win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open.

Q15. Which state government and Tata Trust (TT) have signed an agreement on implementing interventions in healthcare areas like nutrition, mental health and cancer care in the state recently?
(a) Bihar
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Gujarat
(d) Maharashtra
(e) Madhya Pradesh
Extra Info: Madhya Pradesh government and Tata Trusts have signed an agreement on implementing interventions in healthcare areas like nutrition, mental health and cancer care in the state.

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