Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Q1. Which among the following states has become the first state in the country to implement Direct Benefit Transfer in Kerosene?
(a) Haryana
(b) Punjab
(c) Assam
(d) Kerala
(e) Jharkhand
Jharkhand has become the first state in the country to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene. The scheme is being implemented in four identified districts of the State from October 1. These districts are Chatra, Hazaribagh, Khunti and Jamtara.

Q2. The BRICS Business Council will also be simultaneously held in New Delhi on October 13-14, while the first BRICS trade fair, focusing on 20 key sectors, will be hosted in.............?
(a) Chennai
(b) Mumbai
(c) Sikkim
(d) Goa
(e) Kolkata
Trade Ministers from the five BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa — will be in New Delhi later this month to participate in the BRICS Business Forum and discuss economic engagement in the region. The BRICS Business Council will also be simultaneously held in New Delhi on October 13-14, while the first BRICS trade fair, focussing on 20 key sectors, will be hosted in Goa.

Q3. Lee Hsien Loong, who visited New Delhi recently, is the present Prime Minister of........?

(a) Switzerland
(b) Philippines
(c) Singapore
(d) Vietnam
(e) Thailand
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived in New Delhi on 03rd October, 2016. In a break from tradition, he opted to take a chartered bus to his hotel rather than an official entourage of official cars. Prime Minister Loong, who is accompanied by his wife Ho Ching and a delegation comprising ministers, members of parliament and senior officials, was received by Union minister Rao Inderjit Singh at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

Q4. After the recent reduction in interest rate for small savings schemes by the govt for the Oct-Dec quarter of 2016-17, what is the new interest rate for Five-Year Senior Citizens Savings Scheme?
(a) 7.7 per cent
(b) 8.5 per cent
(c) 8.1 per cent
(d) 8.2 per cent
(e) 8.9 per cent
The rate of interest for the third quarter for 5-Year Senior Citizens Savings Scheme and 5-Year National Savings Certificate has been reduced to 8.5 per cent and 8 per cent, respectively.

Q5. Name the 16-year-old Indian-origin South African teen, who has won a $50,000 scholarship, the grand prize at the annual Google Science Fair for her work using orange peel to develop a cheaper “super-absorbent material” that helps soil retain water.
(a) Kiara Nirghin
(b) Amandla Stenberg
(c) Harmeet Singh
(d) Narsingh Chopra
(e) None of the above
A 16-year-old Indian-origin South African teen Kiara Nirghin has won a $50,000 scholarship, the grand prize at the annual Google Science Fair for her work using orange peel to develop a cheaper “super-absorbent material” that helps soil retain water. Her solution to the problem of drought uses orange and avocado fruit peel that is normally discarded.

Q6. World Space Week is an annual event that is observed from 4 - 10 October every year in various parts of the world including Europe and Asia. World Space Week, 2016 is being observed with theme..............?
(a) Remote Sensing: Enabling our Future
(b) Contributions of Space Science and Technology
(c) Technology to the Betterment
(d) The World’s Premier Space Event
(e) Earth Observation from Space
World Space Week is an annual event that is observed from 4 - 10 October every year in various parts of the world including Europe and Asia. World Space Week, 2016 is being observed with theme, Remote Sensing: Enabling our Future. The main aim to celebrate the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.

Q7. Name the eminent Carnatic vocalist and playback singer, who has now the brand ambassador of its ambitious ‘Haritha Keralam’ (Green Kerala) project.
(a) Pinarayi Vijayan
(b) K J Yesudas
(c) Muhammed Muhsin
(d) Brahmanandam
(e) None of the above
CPI(M)-led LDF government has roped in eminent Carnatic vocalist and playback singer K J Yesudas as the brand ambassador of its ambitious ‘Haritha Keralam’ (Green Kerala) project, a massive initiative envisaged for a garbage-free and clean state. Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan informed the state Assembly that the veteran singer had given his consent to be associated with the project.

Q8. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to cut its key policy rate, or the repo rate, by 25 basis points in 4th Bi-monthly Policy Statement for the year 2016-17. what is the current Repo Rate?
(a) 7.25 per cent
(b) 4.00 per cent
(c) 6.25 per cent
(d) 5.25 per cent
(e) 6.75 per cent
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to cut its key policy rate, or the repo rate, by 25 bps to 6.25 per cent. New Governor Urjit Patel, who took over a month ago from Dr Raghuram Rajan, announced his first monetary policy this afternoon. There was no change in the cash reserve ratio (CRR) or the amount of money parked with the central bank as a percentage of bank deposits at 4 per cent.

Q9. Human Resources Development Ministry has decided to set up a three-member committee to examine the causes behind large number of seats remaining vacant in leading technical institutes including the IITs and the NITs this year. The committee, which will be headed by?
(a) Pradipta Banerji
(b) Professor Devang Khakhar
(c) Indranil Manna
(d) Partha Pratim Chakraborty
(e) Dr V Ramgopal Rao
 Human Resources Development Ministry has decided to set up a three-member committee to examine the causes behind large number of seats remaining vacant in leading technical institutes including the IITs and the NITs this year.  The committee, which will be headed by IIT Kharagpur director Partha Pratim Chakraborty, is expected to submit its report in three weeks. It has been asked to consider a number of options, including looking at whether scrapping of fee refund in case a candidate does not join the institute, would help improve the situation.

Q10. The Odisha government has decided to facilitate the stay of tourists and pilgrims coming to Puri from other states. Who is the present Chief Minister Odisha?
(a) Pema Khandu
(b) Mamata Banerjee
(c) Nitish Kumar
(d) Sarbananda Sonowal
(e) Naveen Patnaik
The Odisha government has decided to facilitate the stay of tourists and pilgrims coming to Puri from other states. It has announced to provide the necessary infrastructure to state governments of other states desirous of establishing guest houses in the holy town for tourists from their states under the Jagannath project.

Q11. The World Bank has said, India's GDP growth will remain strong at _______ percent in 2016 and _______ percent in 2017 respectively. 
(a) 7.6 percent, 7.7 percent
(b) 8.1 percent, 7.3 percent 
(c) 7.9 percent, 7.5 percent 
(d) 7.4 percent, 7.9 percent 
(e) 7.1 percent, 7.2 percent 
The World Bank has said, India's GDP growth will remain strong at 7.6 percent in 2016 and 7.7 percent in 2017. In its latest report 'South Asia Economic Focus' released in Washington USA, it said India's economic growth remained robust, and is expected to support continued poverty reduction. 

Q12. Which among the following states's wildlife wing of forest Department is celebrating wildlife week recently (the aim is to create awareness among people on the protection of wildlife)?
(a) Rajasthan
(b) Himachal Pradesh
(c) Tripura
(d) Maharashtra
(e) Gujarat
Wildlife wing of Himachal Pradesh celebrated in the State to increase awareness on the protection of wildlife and its importance. The Divisional Forest Officer Publicity Division Shimla Mr. Sanjay Sharma said that wildlife Week is celebrated in first week of October with the aim to spread awareness among people on conservation of wildlife and encourage them to protect the wildlife and their habitat.

Q13. At which place, the first edition of the BRICS Under-17 Football tournament has begun?
(a) Beijing, China
(b) Pretoria, South Africa
(c) Salvador, Brazil
(d) Goa, India
(e) Saint Petersburg, Russia
The first edition of the BRICS Under-17 Football tournament begins in Goa today (05th October 2016). The tournament, featuring Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, has been organised on the occasion of the 8th BRICS summit that will be held in Goa on the 15th of this month. 

Q14. Who is the new CEO Of Reliance Nippon Life Insurance?
(a) Jay Aggarwal
(b) Nitin Banerjee
(c) Ashish Vohra
(d) Chetan Singh
(e) Madhukar Das
Reliance Nippon Life Insurance has a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ashish Vohra joins Reliance Nippon Life Insurance from Max Life Insurance where he spent 8 years and served as Senior Director and Chief Distribution Officer.

Q15. Dassault Aviation has entered into a partnership with Reliance group to execute offsets for the recently concluded deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets. Dassault Aviation is an international aircraft manufacturer of which country?
(a) Russia
(b) Germany
(c) Brazil
(d) Canada
(e) France

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