Current Affairs-2016 MCQ-8

Identify the bill that was passed by Lok Sabha, to ensure time bound settlement and create a unified database of serial defaulters,

(A) The Consumer Protection Bill 2015
(B) The Insolvency and Bankruptcy
(C) Code, 2015 Defaulters Bill 2015
(D) Banking Modification Bill 2015

The Lok Sabha passed the Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016 to provide statutory status to the existing Regional Centre for Biotechnology in

(A) Faridabad (Haryana)
(B) Sonipat (Haryana)
(C) Panipath (Haryana)
(D) Gurgaon (Haryana)

The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas released the Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North-East India. The vision 2030 outlined steps to leverage the hydrocarbon sector for development of which region?

(A) Silchar
(B) Guwahati
(C) Dibrugarh
(D) None of these

Which country launched the world’s largest and most powerful vessel project 22220 dubed Arktika?

(A) Russia
(B) fa. Germany
(C) Ukraine
(D) France

How many nations including India have signed the historic Paris Climate Agreement at United Nations Headquarters in New York along marking a significant step to combat global warming?

(A) 202
(B) 200
(C) 190
(D) 175

Which country continues to remain the world’s largest arms importer, accounting for 14% of the global imports in the 2011-2015 timeframe, in yet another indicator of the country’s enduring failure to build a strong domestic defence-industrial base?

(A) China
(B) Pakistan
(C) India
(D) None of these

The Union Finance Minister extended the safeguard duty as import of which of the following product by 2 years till March, 2018?

(A) Cotton products
(B) Steel products
(C) Power
(D) Nuclear product

Which airways declared that in March, 2016 it flew the ‘world’s longest’ all-women- operated flight from Delhi to San Francisco, which travelled a distance of around 14500 km in close to 17 hours?

(A) Air India
(B) Goibibo
(C) American airlines
(D) None of the above

President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2015 . The new bill raised the ceiling of the impost from Rs 25 to how many rupees?

(A) Rs. 50 per quintal
(B) Rs. 100 per quintal
(C) Rs. 150 per quintal
(D) 7 200 per quintal

The researchers at the Guangzhou OED Technologies have developed world’s first graphene electronic paper that will catapult the material to a new level. These researchers are belongs to which country?

(A) Japan
(B) Malaysia
(C) Korea
(D) China

Scientists from which country have effectively transformed paper waste into green nontoxic cellulose aerogel, recently?

(A) The USA
(B) The UK
(C) India
(D) Singapore

Indian women’s squash team won the ……… medal at the 18th Asian Squash Championship 2016 in Taipei.

(A) gold
(B) silver
(C) bronze
(D) None of the above

Who won the Hero Indian Open with a two-stroke victory at the prestigious tournament at the Delhi Golf Course?

(A) SSP Chowrasia
(B) Anirban Lahir
(C) Jeunghun Wang
(D) None of these

Name the veteran Malayalam theatre artist, poet and Padma Bhushan recipient, who passed away recently,

(A) Kavalam Narayana Panicken
(B) R. Ramachandran
(C) SNG Ayen
(D) Cherukud

IT major Mindtree co-founder Subroto Bagchi has been appointed as head of the Odisha Skill Development Authority. He would report directly to the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and has been given the rank of Cabinet Minister. What will be his monthly salary?

(A) Rs. 1
(B) Rs. 10000
(C) Rs. 1 lakh
(D) Rs. 10 lakh

Who have been appointed as Director Generals of CRPF, in February, 2016?

(A) K. Durga Prasad
(B) KK Sharma
(C) Amitav Verma
(D) None of the above