Thursday, September 1, 2016

Q1. The Centre has constituted a team of senior officials to assess the irrigation facilities and implementation of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) at selected districts of western in which of the following state recently?
(a) Rajashtan
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Gujarat
(d) Maharashtra
(e) Bihar
The Centre has constituted a team of senior officials to assess the irrigation facilities and implementation of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) in select districts of western Uttar Pradesh. The team comprises one official each from Union ministries of agriculture, rural development, land resource and the Uttar Pradesh state government, besides a scientist from IARI.
Q2. A small Florida bank will issue the first US credit card intended for use in _________ and make it easier for Americans to travel and work on an island largely cut off from the US financial system.
(a) Peru
(b) Cuba
(c) Jordan
(d) China
(e) Namibia
A small Florida bank will issue the first U.S. credit card intended for use in Cuba. That could make it easier for Americans to travel and work on an island largely cut off from the U.S. financial system. It will let U.S. travelers charge purchases at state-run businesses and a handful of private ones, mostly high-end private restaurants equipped with point-of-sale devices.

Q3. India and Ghana have agreed for greater security and defence cooperation recently. Who is the present president of Ghana?
(a) Hage Geingob
(b) Alassane Ouattara
(c) John Dramani Mahama
(d) Jacob Zuma
(e) None of the above
India and Ghana have inked an agreement and two memoranda of understandings at the conclusion of bilateral delegation-level talks presided over by President Pranab Mukherjee and his Ghanaian counterpart John Dramani Mahama during the former's two-and-a-half day state visit. The agreement was on exemption from visa requirement for holders of diplomatic and official passports, while the MOUs were for the establishment of a joint commission and for cooperation between the foreign service institutes of the two countries.
Q4. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has come up with a new scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A) of the large project. The Scheme for S4A will cover those projects which have started commercial operations and have an outstanding loan of over _____________?
(a) Rs 500 crore
(b) Rs 1000 crore
(c) Rs 1500 crore
(d) Rs 100 crore
(e) None of the above
RBI came out with a scheme for resolution of bad loans of large projects wherein a portion of the debt will be converted into equity or other instruments under supervision of IBA's Overseeing Committee. The Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A) will cover those projects which have started commercial operations and have outstanding loan of over Rs 500 crore.

Q5. Triple World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt graced local fans with a blistering season’s best run of 9.88 seconds to win the men’s _______ metres at the inaugural Jamaica National Racers Grand Prix now on at the National Stadium.
(a) 200
(b) 500
(c) 800
(d) 100
(e) None of the above
Triple World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt graced local fans with a blistering season’s best run of 9.88 seconds to win the men’s 100 metres at the inaugural Jamaica National Racers Grand Prix now on at the National Stadium.
Q6. Public Sector Power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned 195 MW unit at?
(a) Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
(b) Pune, Maharashtra
(c) Raipur, Chhattisgarh
(d) Hyderabad, Telangana
(e) Muzaffarpur, Bihar
Public Sector Power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned 195 MW unit at Muzaffarpur Thermal Power Station in Bihar. This is the second 195 MW unit to be commissioned by BHEL at the 2×195 MW Muzaffarpur Thermal Power Station Stage-II of Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Limited (KBUNL).
Q7. A cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the takeover by State Bank of India (SBI) of several subsidiaries recently. Who is the present Chairman of SBI?
(a) Naina Lal Kidwai
(b) Chanda Kochhar
(c) Shikha Sharma
(d) Arundhati Bhattacharya
(e) Nita Ambani
Arundhati Bhattacharya, who took over as the new chairperson of the State Bank of India (SBI), is the first woman to be appointed to the top job at the country's largest lender. She succeeds Pratip Chaudhuri who retired September 30.
Q8. Name the US translator who has passed away recently?
(a) Carol Baker
(b) Alexis John
(c) Gregory Rabassa
(d) Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(e) None of the above 
Gegory Rabassa, a translator of worldwide influence and esteem who helped introduce Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julio Cortazar and other Latin American authors to millions of English-language readers, has died. A longtime professor at Queens College, Rabassa died Monday at a hospice in Branford, Conn.

Q9. Closed Reduction Internal Fixation (CRIF) the majority stakeholder of CRIF High Mark Credit Information Services, announced the launch of a new centre for predictive analytics and decision solutions in?
(a) Mumbai
(b) Pune
(c) New Delhi
(d) Kolkata
(e) Jaipur 
The new centre will directly support clients in India, South East Asia and West Asia, as well cooperate with CRIF offices in other geographies such as Europe, Russia, North and Central America, CRIF said in a statement. The centre will primarily service Banking, Financial Services, Insurance and Telecom sectors. The services and solutions will cover customer’s entire lifecycle from marketing, acquisition, risk assessment, customer management and collections.
Q10. The Centre has decided to import pulses from Myanmar and Africa to beef up buffer stocks to check it's price rise. The government also decided to enhance the buffer stock of pulses from 1.5 lakh tonnes to ............?
(a) 8 lakh tonnes
(b) 5 lakh tonnes
(c) 4 lakh tonnes
(d) 3 lakh tonnes
(e) None of the above
Prices of pulses inched close to Rs 200/kg today even as the Centre has decided to increase the buffer stock by over five times to 8 lakh tonnes for retail sale at a highly subsidised rate of Rs 120/kg. 
Q11. Who was unanimously appointed as the chairperson of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) in Assam. With this, she also became the first women chairperson to be appointed to the post since the formation of Autonomous Council in 1950s?
(a) Kanaklata Barua
(b) Jamuna Barua
(c) Jupitora Bhuyan
(d) Ranu Langthasa
(e) Swargajyoti Barooah
Ranu Langthasa was unanimously appointed as the chairperson of the NC Hills Autonomous Council in Assam in a special session held in the NCHAC today.She is the first woman chairperson to be appointed to the post since the formation of N C Hills Autonomous Council in 1951.
Q12. Which of the following Chief Minister has inaugurated 'Child Labour Tracking System (CLTS)' in order to keep a track of rescued child labour for their proper rehabilitation recently?
(a) Nitish Kumar, Bihar
(b) Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam
(c) Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala
(d) Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal
(e) None of the above
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Mr. Kumar on Sunday inaugurated ‘Child Labour Tracking System (CLTS)’ in order to keep a track of rescued child labour for their proper rehabilitation besides announcing financial help of Rs. 25,000 for every rescued child labour to be given from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Q13. Name the person who has been taken charge as the Chief Justice of Manipur High Court recently?
(a) Justice Suneet Kumar
(b) Justice Kaushal Jayendra Thaker 
(c) Justice Mahesh Chandra Tripathi
(d) Justice Anjani Kumar Mishra
(e) Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad
Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad, senior-most judge of the Manipur High Court, has been appointed as its Acting Chief Justice. According to a notification issued by the Department of Justice, his appointment comes following the retirement of present incumbent L K Mohapatra.
Q14. President Pranab Mukherjee has been presented National Order of the ____________ Coast. This is the highest award of the West African country and was conferred on him during his two days visit to the nation. 
(a) Cape Verde
(b) Namibia
(c) Republic of Ivory
(d) Ghana
(e) None of the above
President Pranab Mukherjee has been accorded the highest honour of Cote D’Ivoirie by its President Alassane Ouattara on his maiden visit here. After an elaborate reception accorded at the airport, Mukherjee attended a banquet last evening hosted by Ouattara where he was accorded with Grand Cross National Order of the Republic of Cote D’Ivoirie in a simple ceremony in the President’s Palace.
Q15. Which of the following Securities launched its mobile application, Tick Pro for futures and options (F&O) traders recently?
(a) Tata Securities
(b) Reliance Securities
(c) SBICAP Securities 
(d) Wipro Securities
(e) None of the above

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