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Current Affairs Based Questions

1. Which of the following Sri Lankan cricketer announced retirement from international cricket in August 2016?
a) Lasith Malinga
b) Tillakaratne Dilshan
c) Kumar Sangakkara
d) Mahela Jayawardene

2. Union Minister Maneka Gandhi launched Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) e-Box. Human being up to which age are recognised as a child under POSCO Act 2012?
a) 10 years
b) 14 years
c) 16 years
d) 18 years

3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the decision to set up a task force to prepare action Plan for what number of Olympics Games?

a) One
b) Two
c) Three
d) Four

4. As per RBI’s direction, what will be the percent at which the women self-help groups (SHGs) in rural areas will be granted loans by all banks?

a) 6 percent
b) 7 percent
c) 8 percent
d) 9 percent

5. Name the Asian country that signed an indefinite ceasefire deal with Communist guerrillas ending five decade conflict.
a) Philippines
b) Vietnam
c) Malaysia
d) Malaysia

6. Bombay High Court on 26 August 2016 ruled that women should be permitted to enter the sanctum sanctorum of a Dargah set in the heart of Mumbai. Name the Dargah.

a) Syed Qadar Shah Vali Dargah
b) Hazrat Baba Fakhruddin Pir
c) Jangli Peer Dargah
d) Haji Ali Dargah

7. Name the state that was granted 980 crore rupees by the World Bank to dredge the Brahmaputra as an initiative to develop waterways to Bangladesh and to other South East Asian countries.
a) Sikkim
b) Assam
c) West Bengal
d) Arunachal Pradesh

8. Name the country that agreed to provide eight submarines to Pakistan by 2028.

a) China
b) Russia
c) USA
d) North Korea

9. Which Indian city will host the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in 2017?

a) Bengaluru
b) Hyderabad
c) Delhi
d) Jaipur

10. Who of the following is the author of the book I Want 2 be Tendulkar?

a) Manish Sharma
b) Savi Sharma
c) Sudeep Nagarkar
d) Devdutt Pattanaik

11. Name the Polish Olympian who sold his Rio medal to save life of a three-year-old boy struck with cancer.
a) Lukas Weibhaidinger
b) Piotr Malachowski
c) Robert Harting
d) Christoph Harting

12. Authorities of which country seized 650 critically endangered pangolins from a freezer?
a) Indonesia
b) China
c) Malay Peninsula
d) Nepal

13. Who of the following topped the Forbes list of world’s highest paid actors of 2016?

a) Tom Cruis
b) Matt Damon
c) Dwayne Johnson
d) Jackie Chan

14. Who of the following will head the 11-member committee that was constituted by Finance Ministry to suggest steps to promote card payments?
a) DB Shekatkar
b) Anand Desai
c) Arvind Subramanian
d) Ratan P Watal

15. Which country will host the 19th SAARC Summit in November 2016?

a) Bangladesh
b) Pakistan
c) Afghanistan
d) Bhutan


Answers -----------------------
  1. (b) Tillakaratne Dilshan 
  2. (d) 18 years
  3. (c) Three 
  4. (b) 7 percent
  5. (a) Philippines
  6. (d) Haji Ali Dargah
  7. (b) Assam
  8. (a) China
  9. (a) Bengaluru
  10. (a) Manish Sharma
  11. (b) Piotr Malachowski
  12. (a) Indonesia
  13. (c) Dwayne Johnson
  14. (d) Ratan P Watal 
  15. (b) Pakistan
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