Current Affairs Weekly Quiz August Second Week (8th - 15th)

Current Affairs Quiz
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1. Which state government recently signed an MoU with ISRO for launching of Water Resources Information System?
a) Maharashtra
b) Telangana
c) Karnataka
d) Odisha
2. On which date the National Handloom Day was observed across the country ?
a) July 31
b) August 2
c) August 5
d) August 7
3. Which state government recently launched a new website of the state Home department for differently-abled persons?
a) Odisha
b) Bihar
c) Tamilnadu
d) Punjab
4. Who was India’s flag bearer during parade at 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony ?
a) Sania Mirza
b) Duti Chand
c) Abhinav Bindra
d) S yogesharan
5. RBI constituted which committee on Household Finance ?
a) Saroj Mallick
b) Manas Devta
c) Tarun Ramadorai
d) K Arundhati

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6. PM Modi launched Mission Bhagiratha and laid the foundation stone for 1600 MW NTPC super thermal power plant in which state?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Gujarat
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Telangana
7. Which state tourism will organise ‘Freedom Ride’ on August 15, 2016?
a) Kerala
b) Tamilnadu
c) Goa
d) Rajasthan
8. Which state government launched “Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana”, to mark the National Handlooms Day?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Odisha
c) Bihar
d) Gujarat
9. Who has become the first Indian gymnast to enter the Olympic final at the Rio Olympic Centre?
a) Ajay Ganguly
b) Rajiv Joshi
c) Dipa Karmakar
d) V.Suresh
10. Who has inaugurated the first IIT in Chattisgarh?
a) Narendra Modi
b) Smriti Irani
c) Arun Jaitley
d) Prakash Javadekar
11. IRCTC signed an MoU with which state government to provide hospitality and tourism services?
a) Kerala
b) Manipur
c) Goa
d) Odisha
12. Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) signed an MoU with which institution for developing tools to strengthen cyber-security?
a) IIT Kanpur
b) CDAC Pune
c) IIIT Bhubaneswar
d) NIIT Bangalore
13. Who is the new President of Asian Development Bank (ADB)?
a) Takehiko Nakao
b) Mitsuo Sato
c) Taroichi Yoshida
d) Haruhiko Kuroda
14. Jute Corporation of India is going to launch a ‘Colours of Independence’ campaign in which city?
a) Bangalore
b) Kolkata
c) Vishakhapatnam
d) Chennai
15. Who has composed the theme song 70 Saal Azadi Yaad Karo Kurbani to mark 70 years of Independence Day?
a) Ghazal Srinivas
b) Suresh Yadav
c) Vaibhav Acharya
d) S Karthickeyan
16. Researchers from which country have found for the first time that Endosulfan causes DNA damage in Animals?
a) China
b) France
c) India
d) Japan
17. Which rate has been changed after RBI’s 3rd Bi-Monthlu Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17?
a) Marginal Standing Facility Rate
b) Reverse Repo Rate
c) Both the Above
d) None
18. Which state government launched “Quit India 2” movement to mark its 75th anniversary?
a) Karnataka
b) Maharashtra
c) Punjab
d) Gujarat
19. Who is the new Chairman of Central Silk Borad, Union Ministry of Textiles?
a)  N S Bissegowda
b) Satwinder Sing Kalu
c) K M Hanumantharayappa
d) Satya Vijaya Nath
20. Who will address the 71st session of the United General Assembly (UNGA) in 2016?
a) Narendra Modi
b) Pranab Mukharjee
c) Arun Jaitely
d) Sushma Swaraj
21. Who was appointed as the Managing Director of SBI?
a) Ashok Kumar Garg
b) Raj Kamal Verma
c) Dinesh Kumar Khara
d) None of these
22. PM Modi launched Yaad Karo Kurbani celebrations in which state?
a) Bihar
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Maharashtra
d) Andhra Pradesh
23. Government announced that the Non-Performing Assets (NPA) of commercial banks have increased by what percent in 2015-16?
a) 2%
b) 4%
c) 6%
d) 8%
24. NITI Ayog inked an agreement with which country to set up a portal on energy data?
a) Japan
b) USA
c) France
d) China
25. First Solar India commissioned 130 MW of solar power plants in which two states?
a) Punjab and Haryana
b) Tamil Nadu and Kerala
c) Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
d) West Bengal and Odisha
26. Ministry of Women and Child Development launched a campaign to mark _______ as Daughters Day.
a) August 5th
b) August 11th
c) August 31st
d) September 10th
27. India will establish the first tiger repository at which place?
a) Panaji
b) Nagpur
c) Dehradun
d) Sundarban
28. Government constituted which committee to review e-commerce rules?
a) Panchanan Panda
b) Mohammed Ahsan
c) Amitabh Kant
d) Amab Chadda
29. India inked an MoU with which country for cooperation in the field of Tourism?
a) Taiwan
b) South Africa
c) Switzerland
d) France
30. Crime Branch development rescued 1051 children in first phase of Operation Muskan – 2 in which state?
a) Assam
b) Odisha
c) Bihar
d) Uttar Pradesh
31. Who will be the second Indian artist to perform at the UN on Independence Day?
a) Sonu Nigam
b) Lata Mangeshkar
c) V S Subramanyan
d) A R Rahman
32. Which is the first Union territory to formally join Uday scheme?
a) Puducherry
b) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
c) Daman and Diu
d) Lakshadweep
33. Ikea, a global leader in retail furniture laid the foundation for its first store in which city of India?
a) Bangalore
b) Kolkata
c) Mumbai
d) Hyderabad
34. Who has launched a data bank portal of MSME’s?
a) Kalraj Mishra
b) Smriti Irani
c) Venkaiah Naidu
d) Arun Jaitely
35. Which state government recently launched Rhino horn verification process?
a) Punjab
b) Assam
c) Maharashtra
d) Odisha
36. Which state has become the first state to ratify The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Gujarat
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Assam
37. Which company has inaugurated India’s first facility to produce nickel?
a) Sterlite Industries Ltd
b) Hindalco Industries
c) Hindustan Copper Limited
d) None of these
38. RBI will transfer what amount of its surplus profit to the central government?
a) 45,654 crore
b) 65,876 crore
c) 86,425 crore
d) 10,250 crore
39. India’s first touch and feel garden for visually impaired was inaugurated in which state?
a) Bihar
b) Gujarat
c) Kerala
d) Madhya Pradesh
40. President approved how many new IIT’s across the country?
a) 2
b) 4
c) 6
d) 8
41. Panchu Arunachalam, who passed away recently, was related to which field?
a) Journalism
b) Politics
c) Sports
d) Film Industry
42. Which state government inked an Mou with ITEC Dubai for the promotion of Tourism sector?
a) Punjab
b) Maharashtra
c) Rajasthan
d) West Bengal
43. Which city is the second least expensive city in the world?
a) Hanoi
b) Kuala Lumpur
c) Mumbai
d) Bangkok
44. Which bank launched Project Ananya to improve digital banking services?
a) State Bank of India
b) Syndicate Bank
c) Punjab National Bank
d) Bank of India
45. Sri Lanka signed a tripartite agreement with which country to construct Financial City Center in Colombo?
a) India
b) France
c) China
d) Bangladesh
46. NASSCOM launched operations of its startup warehouse in which city?
a) Bangalore
b) Gurgaon
c) Vishakhapatnam
d) Kolkata
47. Which state government decided to make AADHAR Mandatory for procurement of paddy from farmers?
a) Odisha
b) Bihar
c) Maharashtra
d) Tamil Nadu
48. Smart Ganga City Scheme was launched in how many cities?
a) 5
b) 10
c) 15
d) 20
49. The second Counter-Terrorism Financing Summit 2016 was held in ________.
a) Indonesia
b) Malaysia
c) Singapore
d) Thailand
50. Fifth Generation Technologies Inked MoU with which University for conducting research on equipments working on big temperature environment?
a) Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
b) University of Hyderabad
c) University of Calcutta
d) Anna University, Chennai
51. Krishna Pushkar festival has started in which state of India?
a) Punjab
b) Odisha
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Andhra Pradesh
52. Which city has launched the first Indian TV Channel on Skill development?
a) Nagpur
b) Gurgaon
c) Bangalore
d) Pune
53. Government planned to lay gas pipelines of __ km to connect with Bangladesh and Myanmar.
a) 4,500
b) 6,900
c) 7,800
d) 9,950
54. Which ministry launched the Independence Day Film Festival (IDFF) 2016 in New Delhi?
a) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
b) Ministry of Tourism
c) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
d) All the above

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Current Affairs Daily Updates August 11th 2016

Current Affairs
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Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams. Here I am presenting the Main cut short points of the Current Affairs of the day. This makes you to learn quickly and remember much easier Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam and all other competitive exams can use this. Kindly make use of these!!!

Mobile Standards Alliance of India (MSAI) and the Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust launched a mobile app aimed at ensuring personal safety during times of distress. The app - called I Feel Safe Safety Ka Power Button - has a virtual panic button which users can simply press to activate the alarm.
The ambitious Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and System (CCTNS) project will be operationalised by 31st of March next year. The project aims to connect all police stations in the country with the objective of tracking crime and criminals related data on real time.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing and ratification of an Agreement between India and Croatia on Economic Cooperation. The average bilateral trade growth was 17.44% during the last three years.
Millionlights, an education content provider Company has launched the first and only Indian TV Channel focused on higher education and skill development in partnership with DEN Manoranjan Satellite in Pune. It aims to create a landscape of content, delivery platforms and certifications leading to higher employability.
After a slugfest over naming of the Centre's crop insurance policy, the Bihar government today agreed to implement the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana on an experimental basis in the kharif season.
Madhya Pradesh has become the 16th state to join the centrally sponsored plan Ujwal Discoms Reforms for power distribution (UDAY). The annual saving in the interest cost to the MP discoms would be around Rs 2,215 crores on account of restructuring of the discom debt.
Puducherry became the first union territory to join Ujwal DISCOM (Distribution Companies) Assurance Yojana (UDAY). An overall net benefit of Rs 378 crores approx. would accrue (receive (payments or benefits) over time) to the UT by opting to participate in UDAY
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will launch a databank to gather information about micro, small and medium enterprises. Online finance facilitation centres will also be launched to provide collective funding options for MSMEs.
Government has notified the national Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) policy. The ECCE is one of the six free services provided through Anganwadi centres located across the country under the Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) scheme of Ministry of Women and Child Development.
India and the US have agreed on a $30 million public-private five-year research initiative for a joint research on smart grid and energy storage technology.
Syndicate Bank has started a large scale transformation program called "Project Ananya" for providing improved customer service and latest digital banking services.
Wipro Chairman AzimPremji and HCL co-founder Shiv Nadar are the only two billionaires from India in Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 richest people in technology, ranking in the top 20 ahead of Google boss Eric Schmidt and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.
Accenture and LinkedIn are jointly organising "HackFest 2016". Objective of HackFest 2016 is to provide a platform for students to solve real-world business and human challenges through innovative (original and new) ideas. The non-stop, 20-hour challenge will be held in Bengaluru on September 24-25.
Dinesh Kumar Khara has been appointed Managing Director of State Bank of India (SBI). He is presently working as MD and Chief Executive Officer of SBI Funds Management Pvt Ltd.
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with IIT-Kharagpur for research project on Laboratory and Field investigations on Paneled Cement Concrete (solid) Pavements (footpath, pedestrian way) for Highways. Highways paved with bituminous materials are more likely to damage due to adverse climatic conditions and need frequent maintenance.
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has kicked-off (begun) a social media campaign to mark Daughters' Day on 11th of August. The entire week is being celebrated as Daughters' Week as part of government's 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' programme to check female foeticide, improve sex ratio and educate girls across the country.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched a new portal that allows mobile users to check the level of call drops, network coverage and call quality of telecom operators across India. The information would be available on the URL:

Current Affairs Weekly Updates August First Week (1st - 7th)

Weekly Current Affairs
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Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams. Here I am presenting Weekly Current Affairs GK questions August 1st Week based on the previous days Daily Current Affairs updates. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam and all other Banking exams can use these questions. Kindly Make use of these!!!
1. Which state government recently decided to form separate cell for Primitive Tribes Group?
a) Bihar
b) Odisha
c) Jharkhand
d) Madhya Pradesh
 2. The Indo-Thailand Military Exercise Maitree concluded at which place?
a) Pattaya
b) Panaji
c) Krabi
d) Delhi
3. The third India Education fair recently kicked off at which place?
a) Tokyo
b) Beijing
c) Dhaka
d) Colombo
4. Which among the following banks has recently launched a new facility called “Green PIN”?
a) HDFC Bank
b) YES Bank
c) Indian Bank
d) Corporation Bank
5. Government of India will organise a “Make in India” conference in which city in December 2016?
a) New Delhi
b) Nagpur
c) Bangalore
d) Bhubaneswar
6. Which state government has decided to extend Madhu Babu Pension Scheme to 3 lakh more beneficiaries from August 15?
a) Odisha
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Gujarat
7. Who was reappointed as the Chairman of Railway Board?
a) AK Mital
b) Manas Ranjjan Devta
c) Lipsita Dash
d) Suraj Mishra
8. Which IT firm has developed SEBI’s first phase of new enterprise portal?
a) TCS
b) Infosys
c) Tech Mahindra
d) IBM
9. Oracle India joined hands with which bank to Foster Digital Skills Initiative?
a) PNB
b) SBI
c) Axis
10. IRCTC’s app tie-up with which company for e-cash payments?
a) Mobiwik
b) Fast cash
c) Wintrip
d) Paytm
11. Which new scheme has been launched by SBI keeping eye on 7th pay commission’s salary hike?
a) SBI Privilege Home Loan
b) SBI Shaurya Home Loan
c) Both A and B
d) None of these
12. Which country will host Kabaddi World Cup 2016?
a) Afghanistan
b) India
c) Russia
d) New Zealand
13. Which state recently signed an MoU with Japan to develop food value chain?
a) Maharashtra
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Assam
d) Andhra Pradesh
14. Which state has won All India Coordinated Rice Improvement Project Award 2015?
a) West Bengal
b) Bihar
c) Odisha
d) Kerala
15. Who was appointed as chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)?
a) Rahul Nanda
b) SB Pathak
c) RM Rao
d) Rani Singh Nair
16. Who will be the new President of Microsoft India?
a) Anant Maheshwari
b) Bhaskar Parmanik
c) Naresh Padhee
d) Sudarshan Jabaji
17. ICICI bank recently reduced its Marginal Cost Lending Rate by what percentage?
a) 0.05%
b) 0.01%
c) 0.10%
d) 0.50%
18. How many textail parks have been approved in Uttarakhand?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4
19. Central government recently approved what amount for Ganga rejuvation Projects?
a) 200cr
b) 400cr
c) 800cr
d) 1600cr
20. Which state is going to recruit the transgenders as Jail Wardens?
a) Maharashtra
b) Kerala
c) Karnataka
d) Odisha
21. Which country will host international summit on tobacco-control?
a) China
b) India
c) Afghanistan
d) Sri Lanka
22. Which state has become the first state in the country to approve sewage and waste water policy?
a) Odisha
b) Rajasthan
c) Himachal Pradesh
d) Gujarat
23. 7th meeting of SAARC Immigration Authorities was held in which among the following cities?
a) New Delhi
b) Dhaka
c) Islamabad
d) Colombo
24. Who was awarded with the 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants?
a) Anitha Gopalan
b) Sadhna Samantray
c) Rahul Banerjee
d) AK Sinha
25. Scientists from which country have recently developed mechanism to recycle CO2 into usable fuel?
a) China
b) France
c) USA
d) Japan
26. Which city of India will host World Economic Forum (WEF) 2016?
a) Mumbai
b) New Delhi
c) Ahemdabad
d) Chandigarh
27. Government decided to open how many Stores by the end of March 2017 Under Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana?
a) 1200
b) 1800
c) 3000
d) 4500
28. Who is the new chair-person for International Olympic Committee (IOC) athlete’s commission?
a) Pierre de Coubertin
b) Demetrius Ruggiero
c) Angela Ruggiero
d) Jacques Rogge
29. Who has been selected for the 23rd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award 2016?
a) Sirish Kumar Mohanty
b) Ravi Agaral
c) Shubha Mudgal
d) None of these
30. Who has become the New Prime minister of Nepal?
a) Pushpa Kamal Dahal
b) KP Oli
c) Girija Prasad Koirala
d) Sher Bhadur Deuba
31. Who has launched ne website “Sachet” to crub illegal collection of Deposits?
a) RBI
b) Finance Ministry
32. Government launched which facility that allows people to sign documents digitally from remote places?
a) eSignDesk
b) eKYCDesk
c) LegalDesk
d) Aadhar Desk
33. Ahemd Zeail, who passed away recently, was a Nobel Prize recipient for
a)  Mathematics
b) Chemistry
c) Physics
d) Phycology
34. Which country is the largest exporter of steel to India in Q1, 2016–2017?
a) China
b) Japan
c) South Korea
d) Malaysia
35. Which high court has quashed 10 percent reservation quota for the economically backward classes?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Gujarat
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Andhra Pradesh
36. Who has become the first Indian woman member of IOC?
a) Nita Ambani
b) MC Marry Com
c) Smriti Irani
d) None of these
37. Who will be the new Chief Minister of Gujarat?
a) Vijay Rupani
b) Nitin Patel
c) Anandiben Patel
d) Saroj Pandey
38. The first meet of Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 begun in which city?
a) Hyderabad
b) Bangalore
c) Guwahati
d) Chennai
39. Which bank recently launched group credit life insurance scheme?
a) Corporation Bank
b) Punjab National Bank
c) Union Bank of India
d) Central Bank of India
40. _____ is a brand license partner of Philips in India which launched LED T’s in partnership with Amazon India.
a) Sampark Semiconductor
b) GE Electronics
c) PE Electronics
d) CE Electronics
41. Which state recently opened 100 multi-purpose shelter houses for the people to use during floods and cyclones?
a) Assam
b) Maharashtra
c) Gujarat
d) Odisha
42. Government of India set the ambitious target to roll out of the Goods and Services Tax, (GST) from which date?
a) 1st December 2016
b) 1st January 2017
c) 1st March 2017
d) 1st April 2017
43. Which country recently launched the first satellite for mobile telecommunication?
a) Italy
b) China
c) Japan
d) France
44. Government fixed what percent of inflation target for next five years?
a) 4%
b) 5%
c) 6%
d) 7%
45. Ministry of Railways joined hands with which state government for focused mobilisation of critical rail projects?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Bihar
c) Chattisgarh
d) Maharashtra
46. Government launche Swachh Survekshan 2017 for how many cities in the country?
a) 100
b) 250
c) 500
d) 750
47. Which city will host a Global Conference on Aluminium by Aluminium Association of India (AAI) in 2017?
a) Bhubaneswar
b) New Delhi
c) Mumbai
d) Bangalore
48. Which article grants powers to state legislatures for making laws with respect to goods and services tax imposed?
a) 269A
b) 246A
c) 270A
d) 279A
49. Federal Aviation Administration has given a license to a private US company for launching a spacecraft and landing on the moon in 2017. What is it called?
a) Moon Exploration
b) Moon Trip
c) Moon Express
d) None of the above
50. Country’s first tiger cell will be formed under WII at which city?
a) Jaipur
b) Ranthambore
c) Dehradun
d) None of the above