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2-08-2016 Current affairs & it's based questions

  1. • State which signed MoU with Union Government to develop 11 small airports and airstrips in September 2016- Gujarat
  2. • Reliance Industries Limited in September 2016 launched the telecom service- Reliance Jio
  3. • South Korea's LG Electronics Inc in September 2016 tied-up with-Amazon.com
  4. • A team of scientists discovered the world’s oldest stromatolite fossils in the Isua Greenstone Belt recently. These Fossils are- 3.7 Billion Years Old
  5. • Lt Gen Bipin Rawat recently took over as the Vice Chief of - Indian Army
  6. • The Indian film director who was recently honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal at the Lonavla International Film Festival India is - Govind Nihalani
  7. • The Union Government recently notified the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme that promises to - offer financial incentives to employers
  8. • The veteran trade union leader, who also headed the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply Trust (BEST) Workers’ Union, who died recently is - Sharad Rao
  9. • SpaceX’s rocket that destroyed recently in an explosion during a propellant fill operation is - Falcon 9
  10. • Coal India Limited (CIL) and Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) signed MoU for effectively monitoring of environment related issues in - the Coal Mining Projects
  11. • Indian Railway launched an insurance scheme for passengers travelling on e- ticket with insurance cover up to - 10 lakh rupees
  12. • Insurance scheme for passengers travelling on e-ticket launched by Indian Railway will be available after paying a premium of - 92 paisa
  13. • The person headed the committee that was constituted by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs to look into the alternatives to pellet guns - TVSN Prasad
  14. • To indigenise procurements and reduce import dependence, Indian Army announced establishment of - the Army Design Bureau (ADB)
  15. • First ever BRICS film festival began in - New Delhi

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Current affairs based questions
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1. Which state became the third in India to sign MoU with Union Government to develop 11 small airports and airstrips in September 2016?
a) Jharkhand
b) Maharashtra
c) Gujarat
d) Haryana

2. Reliance Industries Limited in September 2016 launched the telecom service Reliance Jio. Which of the following services is not a part of the Reliance Jio Welcome Offer?

a) Free voice calls
b) Zero roaming charges
c) Complementary Jio-Apps bouquet
d) Free Data Services

3. South Korea's LG Electronics Inc in September 2016 tied-up with which online retailer to offer on smart-home services?
a) Amazon.com
b) Alibaba.com
c) Flipkart.com
d) Ebay.com

4. Which rocket of SpaceX was destroyed recently in an explosion during a propellant fill operation?
a) Falcon 1
b) Dragon
c) Falcon 9
d) SES-8

5. Name the veteran trade union leader, who also headed the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply Trust (BEST) Workers’ Union, who died recently.

a) Vinayak Das
b) Sharad Rao
c) Chaitanya Dixit
d) Raghu Kulkarni

6. The Union Government recently notified a scheme that promises to offer financial incentives to employers. Name the scheme.
a) National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme
b) National Apprenticeship Endorsement Scheme
c) National Traineeship Promotion Scheme
d) None of the above

7. Who was recently honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal at the Lonavla International Film Festival India?

a) Pahlaj Nihalani
b) Satyadev Dubey
c) VK Murthy
d) Govind Nihalani

8. Who took over as the Vice Chief of the Indian Army?
a) Lt Gen Bipin Rawat
b) Lt Gen MMS Rai
c) Lt Gen Vivek Bahadur
d) None of the above

9. A team of scientists discovered the world’s oldest stromatolite fossils in the Isua Greenstone Belt recently. How old are these Fossils?

a) 2.6 billion years old
b) 4.2 billion years old
c) 3.7 billion years old
d) 5.5 billion years old

10. Indian Railway will provide insurance cover up to 10 lakh rupees for passengers travelling on e- ticket after paying a premium of what amount?

a) 57 paise
b) 92 paisa
c) 1 rupee
d) 1.20 rupees

11. Name the organisation/institute with which Coal India Limited (CIL) signed MoU for effectively monitoring of environment related issues in the coal mining projects.

a) Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology
b) Environmentalist Foundation of India
c) Centre for Science and Environment
d) Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education

12. Who of the following headed the committee that was constituted to look into the alternatives to pellet guns to disperse crowd. The committee submitted its report to Home Secretary.
a) Atul Karwal
b) Rajeev Krishna
c) TVSN Prasad
d) Naresh Bhatnagar

13. Which of the following is not part of the cement companies that is part of penalty that was imposed by Competition Commission of India for cartelisation in August 2016?

a) ACC Cement
b) Binani Cement
c) Century Cement
d) Birla Cement

14. High court of which state imposed a fine of 1 Crore rupees on the state government in a land acquisition matter in one of the districts?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Delhi
c) Haryana
d) Telangana

15. Name the Tropical Storm that strengthened into a hurricane, threatening to bring a dangerous storm surge to Florida.
a) Arlene
b) Hermine
c) Bertha
d) Claudette



Answers -----------------------
1. (c) Gujarat
2. (d) Free Data Services
3. (a) Amazon.com
4. (c) Falcon 9
5. (b) Sharad Rao
6. (a) National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme
7. (d) Govind Nihalani
8. (a) Lt Gen Bipin Rawat
9. (c) 3.7 billion years old
10. (b) 92 paisa
11. (d) Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
12. (c) TVSN Prasad
13. (d) Birla Cement
14. (a) Uttar Pradesh
15. (b) Hermine
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