Current Affairs-2016 MCQ-84

The Union Cabinet has approved proposal of extending the deadline for implementing the Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) by how much time?

A Year (i.e., to March 31, 2017)

Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the Vibrant North-East 2016 Summit and Exhibition at which place?


Frangois Richier, Ambassador of France to India, conferred the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) recently on whom?

Anand G. Mahindra

The Rio 2016 organising committee has unveiled the official slogan (motto) for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games scheduled to be held in August, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. What was that?

A New World

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has given its approval to for the purchase of 145 Ultra-Light Howitzers (ULH) guns from which country?


Which country’s High Court recently rejected a petition by a Hindu advocate of Bangladesh in a very secular justification that challenges the constitutional provision recognizing Islam as the State religion of the Muslim-majority nation?


India has formally ratified the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, which aims at easing customs procedures to boost what?


Who from the British Labour party has been elected the new Mayor of London by comfortably outrunning of his nearest rival?

Sadiq Khan

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch the country’s first solar mission. What is its name?


Which State emerged as the first digital State of the country with ability to put all of its work, including public dealing, online. With broadband connectivity in every gram panchayat, the State has emerged truly digital?


Which pair won the All England badminton title in the women’s doubles category by defeating the Chinese pair Tang Yuanting and Yu Yang?

Misaki Matsutomo/ Ayaka Takahashi (Japan)

Pop music superstar Prince Rogers Nelson popularly known as Prince passed away in suburban Minneapolis, United States at the age of 57. Prince was widely known for what?

Flamboyant Stage Presence

Nuclear capable Dhanush ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km was successfully test-fired from warship INS-Subhadra from which place?

Puri Coast (Odisha)

Which company has launched its first Uridashi Masala Bond; Japanese bond, in February, 2016?

International Finance Corporation

The Group of 7 (G-7) countries’ Foreign Ministers have issued Hiroshima Declaration that calls for a world without nuclear weapons. The Foreign Ministers G-7 countries’ signed this joint declaration after meeting in which place?

Hiroshima (Japan)

The Gujarat government has accorded minority status to the which community in the State?


Who won their sixth consecutive title by lifting the Brisbane trophy, in Brisbane by defeating German wildcards Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic?

Sania Mirza/Martina Hingis

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar flagged-off the first indigenously built huge bow mounted sonar dome for naval warships at Kineco’s state-of-the-art composites manufacturing facility at which place?

Pilerne (Goa)

The first-ever North East-ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) Business Summit kicked-off in Imphal, Manipur with the focus on road connectivity, trade and whom?


People of which country in a historic ‘Brexit’ referendum have voted in favour of leaving European Union (EU)?

United Kingdom

Nida Fazli, one of the foremost Urdu poets of his generation and a lyricist who brought a dash of quality to Bollywood songs in the trashy 1980s, passed away in February, 2016. He mostly worked with which music directors?

Khayyam and RD Burman

Indian men have won the 2016 Asian Nations Cup Chess tournament by defeating Vietnam in the final round by 3-1 : score, played at

Abu Dhabi

Who beat Milos Raonic of Canada and won Indian Wells title 2016?

Novak Djokovic

Which anti-crime candidate and mayor of Davao City has won the 2016 Presidential election of the Philippines by a landslide victory?

Rodrigo Duterte