Current Affairs-2016 MCQ-85

Project Loon, an initiative to provide internet connectivity using balloons is operated by:

(A) Google
(B) Air tel
(C) Facebook

Which one of the following statements regarding Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2015 is NOT correct?

(A) They can be used as collateral for loan
(B) They can be sold or purchased on stock exchanges
(C) They can be purchased by Indian individuals only
(D) They are issued by the Reserve Bank of India

Which one of the following is the name of the Mascot of the 12th South Asian Games, 2016?

(A) Ezomon
(B) Tikhor
(C) Rangmon
(D) Sundar

Which one of the following statements regarding Kotikalapudi Ven-kata Krishna Rao is correct?

(A) He was not a Chief of the Indian Army
(B) He did not participate in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 .
(C) He was not a Governor of Karnataka
(D) He was not decorated with Param Vishisht Seva Medal

Angelique Kerber, the winner of Australian Open Title for Tennis in the Women’s Singles for the year 2016, is from:

(A) Australia
(B) Germany
(D) Canada

Naresh Bedi, who was conferred with V. Shantaram Life Time Achievement Award at Mumbai International Film Festival, recently, is a:

(A) Commercial Film maker
(B) Wildlife documentary maker
(C) Sports documentary maker
(D) Video journalist

Twelve nations signed the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement in Auckland recently. TPP is a free trade area and accounts for around 40% of global trade. Which one of the following is NOT a party to it?

(A) Singapore
(B) China
(C) Japan
(D) Mexico

The Headquarters of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is located at:

(A) Beijing
(B) Dhaka
(C) Hyderabad
(D) Thimphu

‘Mitra Shakti’ is a joint training exercise between Indian Army and:

(A) US Army
(B) Chinese Army
(C) Sri Lankan Army
(D) Bangladesh Army

‘Cobra Gold’, a multilateral amphibious military exercise is held every year in:

(A) Canada
(B) Thailand
(D) Singapore

Which one of the following Commissions was set up in pursuance of a definite provision under an Article of the Constitution of India?

(A) University Grant Commission
(B) National Human Rights Commission
(C) Election Commission
(D) Central Vigilance Commission

Which one of the following is NOT a principle of Panchsheel?

(A) Non-Alignment
(B) Peaceful co-existence
(C) Mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty
(D) Mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs

Which one of the following is NOT a principle of trading as laid down by the World Trade Organization?

(A) Non-discrimination in trading practices
(B) Lowering trade barriers with negotiations
(C) Providing financial support to the countries having deficit balance of payments
(D) Discouraging unfair trade practices such as anti-dumping and export subsidies

In Sun and other Stars, energy is released by:

(A) nuclear fission
(B) nuclear fusion
(C) gravitational force between the Sun and the Earth
(D) Earth’s magnetism

The bacterial decomposition of biological materials under aerobic condition is known as:

(A) fertilization
(B) fermentation
(C) composting
(D) contamination