Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Q1. Dr. Urjit Patel has assumed charge as the ________ Governor of Reserve Bank, succeeded Raghuram Rajan whose three-year tenure ended.
(a) 21st
(b) 22nd
(c) 23rd
(d) 24th
(e) 25th
Dr. Patel assumed charge effective September 4 after serving as deputy governor since January 2013. He was reappointed as deputy governor on January 11, 2016, after the completion of his first three-year term in office.

Q2. Which among the following states Government has decided to develop 340 villages as Horticulture Villages at a cost of 93 crore rupees during the Golden Jubilee year of the State. 
(a) Haryana
(b) Gujarat
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Maharashtra
(e) Goa
Haryana Government has decided to develop 340 villages as Horticulture Villages at a cost of 93 crore rupees during the Golden Jubilee year of the State. It has also decided to establish 140 clusters in these villages. This was stated by Haryana Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister OP Dhankar. An MoU was also signed with the Apio Inc. for processing and packaging of horticultural products in New Delhi. 

Q3. Name the India's mixed doubles pair, who clinched their maiden Grand Prix title in the Brazil Open Grand Prix recently?
(a) Chetan Anand and Aditya Joshi
(b) Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta
(c) Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry 
(d) Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap
(e) None of the above
India's mixed doubles pair of Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra clinched their maiden Grand Prix title in the Brazil Open Grand Prix. The top seeded Indian pair defeated Canadian combo of Toby Ng and Rachel Honderich 21-15, 21-16 in straight games at Costa Cavalcante.

Q4. Which of the following Software majors has entered into a joint venture (JV) with the Saudi Prerogative Company to offer IT services in the middle eastern country? 
(a) HCL
(b) TCS
(c) Intel
(d) Wipro
(e) Infosys
Software major, Infosys has entered into a joint venture (JV) with the Saudi Prerogative Company to offer IT services in the middle eastern country. The Bengaluru-based IT services firm will own 70% of the JV.

Q5. Name the India's lone individual Olympic gold medallist, who has officially announced his retirement from shooting.
(a) Ronjan Sodhi
(b) Abhinav Bindra
(c) Gagan Narang
(d) Anjali Bhagwat
(e) Apurvi Chandela
Abhinav Bindra, India's lone individual Olympic gold medallist, has officially announced his retirement from shooting. A near second Olympic medal was missed by a whisker at the recently-concluded Rio Olympics 2016 and even if he felt gutted, Bindra was not ready to show it in front of his country’s media.

Q6. Lt Governor of Puducherry _____________ has launched 'Shramdaan movement' as part of Swachh Bharat and Swachh Puducherry initiative at a remote village. 
(a) Kaptan Singh Solanki
(b) Vikram Dev Dutt
(c) Najeeb Jung
(d) Kiran Bedi
(e) Jagdish Mukhi
Lt Governor Kiran Bedi has launched 'Shramdaan movement' as part of Swachh Bharat and Swachh Puducherry initiative at a remote village. The initiative is a habit and a movement, and everyone irrespective of status should be involved in the drive against garbage the Lt Governor urged.

Q7. Which organisation has won the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy recently?
(a) Akhanda Seva for International Shanti (Operation Shanti), Karnataka
(b) Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), Malappuram
(c) Bachpan Bachao Andolan, New Delhi
(d) All of the above
(e) None of the above
The Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), Malappuram, has won the Unesco Confucius Prize for Literacy. The award has been conferred on the JSS in recognition of its literacy-linked skill development activities among the underprivileged in rural areas.

Q8. Which of the following states has launched the ‘Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana’ (BKRY) and inaugurated 1,000 anganwadi buildings as part of the celebration marking birth centenary of legendary Biju Patnaik.
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Kerala
(c) Haryana
(d) Punjab
(e) Odisha
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched the ‘Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana’ (BKRY) and inaugurated 1,000 anganwadi buildings as part of the celebration marking birth centenary of legendary Biju Patnaik. The objective of the scheme is to improve Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) and Child Sex Ratio (CSR) in the three districts.

Q9. The Rajasthan High Court launched the e-stamp facility in its Jodhpur and Jaipur benches simultaneously recently. Who is present Chief Justice of Rajasthan High court?
(a) Navin Sinha
(b) Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri
(c) Govind Mathur
(d) Mohammad Rafiq
(e) Pratap Krishna Lohra
The Rajasthan High Court launched the e-stamp facility in its Jodhpur and Jaipur benches simultaneously. The facility is already available in Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh.

Q10. Who has been appointed as brand ambassador for anti- liquor and drug campaign by the Kerala government?
(a) Amitabh Bachchan
(b) PV Sindhu
(c) Sachin Tendulkar
(d) Baba Ramdev
(e) None of the above
Legendary Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been appointed as brand ambassador for anti- liquor and drug campaign by the Kerala government. According to the Excise and Labour Minister T P Ramakrishnan this was part of the government's move to create awareness among people against alcoholism and drug in the state. Reiterating that the government was for restriction of alcohol use gradually, he said more de-addiction centres would be opened in district level.

Q11. Name the American tech giants, who have officially adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield framework.
(a) Microsoft 
(b) Google 
(c) Salesforce 
(d) All of the above
(e) None of the above
American tech giants Microsoft, Google and Salesforce have officially adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield framework.It will enable them to receive personal data from the European Union (EU) in compliance with the new standards. They are now among the 103 companies that have the framework.

Q12. The 28th ASEAN Summit has begin in..............? 
(a) Bangkok, Thailand 
(b) Jakarta, Indonesia
(c) Vientiane, Laos
(d) Manila, Philippines
(e) None of the above
Leaders has review the progress of implementation of the ASEAN Community Blueprints 2025. Several important documents, aimed to improve lives of ASEAN people, will be adopted, highlighting the groupings' commitment to realising the people oriented, people-centered ASEAN.

Q13. Name the Noted Odia poet, who will be honoured with the 37th edition of prestigious Sarala Award for his outstanding poetry.
(a) Dr Hrushikesh Mallick
(b) Nilakantha Bhanja 
(c) Pratibha Satpath
(d) Haraprasad Das
(e) Sitakanta Mohapatra
Noted Odia poet Dr Hrushikesh Mallick will be honoured with the 37th edition of prestigious Sarala Award for his outstanding poetry. The annual award carrying a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation would be conferred on Mallick for his poetry work "Jeje Dekhi Nathiba Bharat".

Q14. In a remarkable public health achievement, which country was certified by WHO on having eliminated malaria, a life-threatening disease which long affected the island country.
(a) Ireland
(b) Sri Lanka
(c) Denmark
(d) Laos
(e) Croatia
The World Health Organization certified Sri Lanka as a malaria-free nation, in what it called a “truly remarkable” achievement.

Q15. Which among the following online payment system has launched a one-step offline payments mode, called Bubble Pin?
(a) Paytm
(b) Freecharge
(c) PayPal
(d) Mobile Wallet
(e) MobiKwik

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