Current Affairs-2016 MCQ-2

Name the chemical, whose use was banned as a food additive by Union government.

(A) Potassium bromate
(B) Potassium iodate
(C) Potassium nitrate
(D) All of the above

Which State government has decided in May, 2016 to provide 10% reservation for Economically Backward Classes (EBCs) in general category?

(A) Rajasthan
(B) Haryana
(C) Gujarat
(D) Delhi

Maharashtra government has announced Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Special Collective Incentive Scheme for which entrepreneurs?

(A) Economically backward Dalit
(B) Dalit entrepreneurs
(C) Economically backward tribals
(D) All forward castes

Which Economic Union agreed to set-up a new border and coastguard force to curb the influx of migrants?

(A) BRIGS
(B) G-8
(C) European Union
(D) APEC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited to address a joint meeting of the United States (US) Congress on June 8, 2016 during his visit to the USA. Before Prime Minister Narendra Modi how many Indian Prime Ministers addressed this joint meeting of Congress?

(A) Two
(B) Three
(C) Four
(D) Five

The US President Barack Obama unveiled a new cyber security ‘national action plan’ recently which calls for an overhaul of aging government networks and a high-level commission to boost security awareness. This plan would address which kind of threats?

(A) Short-term
(B) Long-term
(C) Both (a) and (b)
(D) None of the above

Identify the issue on which the RBI released its draft guidelines to tap the licensing of Universal Bank on May 6, 2016

(A) Agricultural sector
(B) Financial sector
(C) Public sector
(D) Private sector

India and which country have agreed to enhance collaboration on tackling offshore tax evasion and increase cooperation in sharing of cross-border tax information?

(A) The UK
(B) France
(C) Maldives
(D) The USA

The Union government announced that from April 1, 2016 roll out a LPG-like DBT scheme for kerosene where the users will buy the cooking fuel at market rate but will get financial support directly in their bank accounts. The scheme will be rolled out initially in which States?

(A) Haryana
(B) Chhattisgarh
(C) Himachal Pradesh
(D) All of the above

Name the world’s first holographic flexible smart phone developed by the Canadian researcheRs

(A) Holoflex
(B) Smartflex
(C) Flexismart
(D) Holosmart

The scientists at CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) have identified a compound derived from Mentha plant, popularly known as mint, can also be used in anti-cancer drugs. What was that?

(A) E-Menthol
(B) L-Menthol
(C) G-Menthol
(D) None of the above

Who won the 2016 European Grand Prix Formula-1 Championship?

(A) Nico Rosberg
(B) Sebastian Vettal
(C) Lewis Hamelton
(D) Sergio Perer

Who has won the 70th edition of Santosh Trophy Football Championships title 2016?

(A) Services
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Bangladesh
(D) None of the above

A discarded Test opening batsman Imran Farhat announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 33 . He belongs to which country?

(A) Bangladesh
(B) SriLanka
(C) India
(D) Pakistan

112, the single emergency number for any emergency throughout India, will be operational from

(A) January 1,-2017
(B) January 26, 2017
(C) August 15, 2017
(D) December 31.2017

The USA President Barack Obama nominated whom to be the USA’s 113th Supreme Court justice as a centrist appellate Judge who could reshape the Court for a generation and become the face of a bitter election-year confirmation struggle?

(A) Merrick B. Garland
(B) Antonin Scalia
(C) Srikanth Srinivasan
(D) None of these