Monday, August 29, 2016

 Q1. The Government is all set to announce how much rupees package for displaced people from Pakistan occupied Kashmir, PoK, living in the country?
(a) Rs 5000 crore
(b) Rs 15000 crore
(c) Rs 10000 crore
(d) Rs 2000 crore
(e) Rs 12000 crore
The Government is all set to announce a 2000 crore rupees package for displaced people from Pakistan occupied Kashmir, PoK, living in the country. This comes in the midst of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's overtures to people of PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.

Q2. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully test launched the Supersonic Combustion Ramjet engine, called.................?
(a) Scramjet
(b) Mahaveer
(c) Dhanush
(d) Srishthi
(e) Ashoka
The Indian Space Research Organization ISRO has successfully test launched the Supersonic Combustion Ramjet engine, called Scramjet. The national space agency says its first ever experimental mission using the engine on-board the sounding rocket ATV02 has met all the specified goals. Scientists claim, it is a major step towards realising an Air Breathing Propulsion System, that uses oxygen from the atmosphere for burning the fuel in rockets. 

Q3. Which of the following states has been launched the 108 mobile app for immediate and easy facility of the National Ambulance Service recently?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Arunachal Pradesh
(e) Himachal Pradesh
In Himachal Pradesh, the 108 mobile app for immediate and easy facility of the National Ambulance Service has been launched by the Health and Family Welfare Minister Kaul Singh Thakur. On this occasion, he also flagged off five new ambulances under 108- National Ambulance Service from the historic Ridge Maidan.

Q4. The World Bank has announced a funding of _______________ to dredge the Brahmaputra as an initiative to develop waterways to Bangladesh and to other South East Asian countries which is give fillip to trade and industry in the Area.
(a) Rs 4600 crore
(b) Rs 1920 crore
(c) Rs 980 crore
(d) Rs 2500 crore
(e) Rs 6000 crore
The World Bank has announced a funding of Rs 980 crore to dredge the Brahmaputra as an initiative to develop waterways to Bangladesh and to other South East Asian countries which is give fillip to trade and industry in the Area.

Q5. Union Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley has set up a committee to consider incentives such as cash back schemes and tax rebates for promoting card and digital payments in a step towards discouraging cash transactions. The 11-member committee, headed by former Finance Secretary .......................?
(a) Arvind Mayaram
(b) Ratan P Watal
(c) Nripendra Misra
(d) Ashok Lavasa
(e) Ranjit Kumar
Union Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley has set up a committee to consider incentives such as cash back schemes and tax rebates for promoting card and digital payments in a step towards discouraging cash transactions. With an aim to discourage cash transactions, the Finance Ministry has set up this high-level committee to suggest steps to promote card payments through incentives like tax rebates and cash back schemes.

Q6. Which of the following cities will be host the 2017 Bharatiya Pravasi Divas? 
(a) Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
(b) Mumbai, Maharashtra
(c) Patna, Bihar
(d) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
(e) Bengaluru, Karnataka
The IT-BT capital of the country, Bengaluru, will host the 2017 Bharatiya Pravasi Divas. Scheduled to take place on February 7, 8 and 9 of 2017, the Ministry of External Affairs held a meeting with Tourism Minister R V Deshpande for a preliminary round of talks.

Q7. Name the Sri Lankan's cricketer, who has to announce retirement after Australia series?
(a) Dinesh Chandimal
(b) Angelo Mathews
(c) Rangana Herath
(d) Tillakaratne Dilshan
(e) Lasith Malinga
Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan will quit international cricket after the ongoing limited overs series against Australia.  A wily off-spinner and one of the most agile Sri Lankan fielders even at the age of 39, Dilshan scored 22 and 10 in the first two one-dayers of the ongoing five-match series against world champions Australia.

Q8.  India has been ranked ___________ on the World Risk Index, topped by the Island state of Vanuatu. 
(a) 99th
(b) 88th
(c) 77th
(d) 66th
(e) 55th
The World Risk Report 2016, published by the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and Bundnis Entwicklung Hilft, analyses the role  that infrastructure plays in shaping a country’s disaster risk. India has been ranked 77th on the World Risk Index, topped by the Island state of Vanuatu. 

Q9. Employees of Reserve Bank of India have expressed concern over the setting up of the proposed PDMA recently. PDMA stands for?
(a) Public Debt Management Association
(b) Public Debt Management Agency
(c) Public Debt Maintenance Agency
(d) Public Debtor Management Agency
(e) Private Debt Management Agency
Employees of Reserve Bank of India have expressed concern over the setting up of the proposed Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA). In a letter written to Parliamentarians, RBI’s employees union has said that holding of government securities by the central bank in a developing economy is always advantageous.

Q10. Name the person, who was named Chairman of a five-member review committee to probe the shooters' Rio Games debacle but has recused himself from questioning them as he was himself a part of the team.
(a) Abhinav Bindra
(b) Gagan Narang
(c) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
(d) Chain Singh
(e) None of the above
India's first and only individual Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra was named Chairman of a five-member review committee to probe the shooters' Rio Games debacle but has recused himself from questioning them as he was himself a part of the team.

Q11. Which of the following Banks has been given approval to open a branch in India offering banking services recently? 
(a) Qatar National Bank
(b) National Australia Bank
(c) Bank of Scotland 
(d) Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran
(e) None of the above
Qatar National Bank (QNB) has been given approval to open a branch in India offering banking services, the Gulf region's largest lender. The bank, which in June completed the 2.7 billion euro purchase of Turkey's Finansbank, has a presence in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Q12. ________ has eased restrictions on 201 entities against whom it had taken action in two different cases of alleged misuse of stock market platform for tax evasion and suspected money-laundering activities. 
(a) IRDAI
(b) SEBI
(c) RBI
(d) UIDAI
(e) TRAI
The entities, which were barred from the securities market in two different cases, have now been given certain relaxations, including permission to deal in government securities and invest in ETF (exchange-traded funds). 

Q13. Where is the headquarter of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?
(a) New Delhi
(b) Mumbai
(c) Bangalore
(d) Chennai
(e) Hyderabad
Chairman  of ISRO- AS Kiran Kumar

Q14. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar formally inaugurated the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) in.............?
(a) Darbhanga, Bihar
(b) Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
(c) Pune, Maharashtra
(d) Dharwad, Karnataka
(e) Malda, West Bengal
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar formally inaugurated the institute in Dharwad. The inauguration, which was planned last month end, had to be postponed due to the Kalasa Banduri agitation. Political leaders across parties were present at the inaugural function which was delayed due to ongoing agitations over Kalasa-Banduri issue in North Karnataka. The first batch of IIT-Dharwad began on August 1 with 120 students.

Q15. Indian Cricket team captain ____________ has been set a world record, he captained India in a record 325th game (most by a player in history), across all three formats, to break Australian former skipper Ricky Ponting's mark.
(a) Bhuvneshwar Kumar
(b) Suresh Raina
(c) Rohit Sharma
(d) Virat Kohli
(e) MS Dhoni
Dhoni was leading India in 71st T20I. And he has already captained the side in 60 Tests and 194 One Day Internationals. Dhoni was appointed India skipper in 2007. It was a historic moment on 27th August 2016 against West Indies as India played for the first time in USA and Dhoni celebrated with another huge achievement.

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