Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Q1. Name the scientist, who has bagged the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award for meritorious services in the Higher Education Department of Tamil Nadu?
(a) P Shanmugam 
(b) N Subbaiyan
(c) Jayant Narlikar
(d) V Ramakrishnan
(e) CNR Rao
Extra Info: Central Leather Research Institute's (CLRI) Principal Scientist P Shanmugam has bagged the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award for meritorious services in the Higher Education Department of Tamil Nadu. Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa presented the award comprising a certificate, Rs. 5 lakh cheque and 8 gram gold medal.

Q2. Which of the following states government has decided to make Aadhaar card mandatory for procurement of paddy in the state?
(a) Kerala
(b) Odisha
(c) Gujarat
(d) Madhya Pradesh
(e) Maharashtra
Extra Info: The Odisha government has decided to make Aadhaar card mandatory for procurement of paddy in the state. This apart, the government has also decided to link Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries for availing ration under NFSA and work under MGNREGA.

Q3. Oscar-winning composer _____________ enthralled a packed audience at the iconic UN General Assembly hall with his renditions of Indian Carnatic legend M S Subbulakshmi's music, Sufi songs and the foot-tapping 'Jai Ho' at a concert to mark India's 70th Independence Day.
(a) Pritam
(b) Javed Akhtar
(c) AR Rahman
(d) Ankit Tiwari
(e) None of the above
Extra Info: Rahman, became only the second Indian artist after Subbulakshmi to perform in the General Assembly hall, which is the usual platform for global leaders to address the world.

Q4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced how much per cent hike in pension of freedom fighters on 70th Independence Day?
(a) 5 per cent
(b) 10 per cent
(c) 15 per cent
(d) 20 per cent
(e) 25 per cent
Extra Info: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced 20% hike in pension of freedom fighters. Those who are receiving Rs.25,000 will now get Rs.30,000, PM Modi said in his address to nation from Red Fort on 70th Independence Day. He also announced that museums would be established in different states.

Q5. Which state has announced a slew of development projects and schemed regarding the "seven resolves" adopted by his government for the next five years and that rule of law prevailed in the state recently?
(a) Kerala
(b) Punjab
(c) Haryana
(d) Odisha
(e) Bihar
Extra Info: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced a slew of development projects and schemed regarding the "seven resolves" adopted by his government for the next five years and said that rule of law prevailed in the state. In his speech on 70th Independence Day, Kumar announced the launch of Student Credit Card scheme from October 2. The scheme promises Rs 4 lakh interest free loan to students for pursuing higher education. He also announced the launch of a scheme to provide an allowance of Rs 1,000 per month to youths in the age group of 20 to 25 for two years to help them search job.

Q6. Tata Power Solar has commissioned a 100-MW solar project for NTPC in................?
(a) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
(b) Madhubani, Bihar
(c) Ludhiana, Punjab
(d) Rajkot, Gujarat
(e) Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh
Extra Info: This is the biggest solar project commissioned using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules.It delivered the project in record 80 per cent of the stipulated timeline, and nearly three months ahead of the stringent schedule. Key highlights of the project were the innovative design of balance-of-system (BoS) and cabling, along with optimised selection of evacuation systems.

Q7. Which of the following companies has secured an order to set up solar photovoltaic (SPV) plants, estimated to cost Rs 169 crore? The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order has been placed by West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Corporation Ltd (WBSEDCL).
(a) GAIL
(b) ONGC
(c) HP
(d) BHEL
(e) RIL
Extra Info: Three SPV plants, of 10 Mw each, are to be set up at Mejia (Bankura), Santaldih (Purulia) and Chharrah (Purulia) in West Bengal. 

Q8. Jamaican sprinter ___________ has won gold in the 100-metre final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil recently. 
(a) Akeem Haynes
(b) Jillian Gallays
(c) Usain Bolt
(d) Adeline Gray
(e) None of the above
Extra Info: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has won gold in the 100-metre final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With this win, Bolt became the first man to win the event 3 times at consecutive Olympic Games. Bolt won the race in 9.81 seconds, followed by USA’s Justin Gatlin at 9.89 seconds and Canada’s Andre De Grasse at a personal-best 9.91 seconds. De Grasse is also the first Canadian male athlete to win a medal in Rio. 

Q9. Name the president of FIFA for two decades transformed soccer's governing body into a multibillion-dollar business has died.
(a) Sepp Blatter 
(b) Joao Havelange
(c) Jack Warner
(d) Chuck Blazer
(e) None of the above
Extra Info: Joao Havelange, who as president of FIFA for two decades transformed soccer's governing body into a multibillion-dollar business has died. He was 100. He organized six World Cups as FIFA president from 1974 to 1998, when Sepp Blatter replaced him. 

Q10. The Reserve Bank has imposed penalties on four cooperative banks for violation of various norms. Which of the following banks are not them?
(a) Bihar State Co-operative Bank Ltd, Bihar
(b) Cooperative City Bank, Guwahati 
(c) Model Cooperative Urban Bank, Hyderabad 
(d) Shri Dadasaheb Gajmal Cooperative Bank, Jalgaon
(e) Indapur Urban Cooperative Bank, Pune

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