Current Affairs-2016 MCQ-13

Which Union Territory/State passed a bill prescribing minimum educational qualifications to contest for urban local bodies?

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

The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing the Paris Agreement adopted at the 21st Conference of Parties of UNFCCC held in Paris. When it was held?

(A) December, 2015
(B) November, 2015
(C) October, 2015
(D) September, 2015

India signed a $ 50 million credit agreement with whom for Nai Manzil Scheme that aimed at helping young people from minority communities complete their education and improve their employment opportunities?

(A) World Bank
(D) None of these

India on June 13, 2016 signed three bilateral agreements to strengthen cooperation with which country?

(A) China
(B) United States
(C) Sweden
(D) Ghana

US President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American Geeta Pasi as the country’s next envoy to which central African nation?

(A) Chad
(C) Congo
(D) Egypt

Parliament passed a bill on February 26, 2016 that grants voting rights to people who became citizens of the country following the exchange of enclaves between India and which country with the Rajya Sabha giving its nod to the measure without debate?

(A) Myanmar
(B) Sri Lanka
(C) Bangladesh
(D) None of these

Union IT and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed that India Posts payments bank will start functioning from which date?

(A) October, 2016
(B) January, 2017
(C) March, 2017
(D) April, 2017

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched an online ‘Clean My Coach’ service that allows travellers to get their compartments cleaned by sending an SMS or by using an app or a designated website. Passengers have to send an SMS on which mobile number?

(A) 58888
(B) 85555
(C) 59999
(D) 95555

NITI Aayog collaborated with which financial company to conduct survey on ease of doing business?


The Union government has made mandatory for mobile manufacturers to add in-built panic button and Global Positioning System (GPS) in all phones from January 1, 2017 and 2018 respectively according to which section of the Indian Wireless Telegraph Act, 1933?

(A) Section-10
(B) Section- 11
(C) Section-12
(D) Section- 13

The scientists announced about the first direct detection of gravitational waves i.e., ripples in the fabric of space-time. Where from the waves came from that circling each other, closer and closer, until they finally collided?

(A) A giant star
(B) Two black holes
(C) A nova
(D) A supernova

Who has won the Italian Open men’s singles tennis tournament 2016?

(A) .Andy Murray
(B) Kei Nishikori
(C) Rafael Nadal
(D) Novak Djokovic

Who clinched the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold title in the men’s singles final at Lucknow?

(A) Huang Yuxiang
(B) K. Srikanth
(C) Goh V Shem
(D) Tan Wee Kiong

Who was recently awarded the 2016 Pen Pinter Prize?

(A) Raif Badawi
(B) Margaret Atwood
(C) Jhumpa Lahin
(D) Atul Sharma

Which date is being observed as the World Day for Safety and Health at Work to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally?

(A) April 28
(B) May 28
(C) June 28
(D) July 28

Which film has won the Best First Foreign Film Award that is conferred by the FSCC 2016 and announced in Paris?

(A) Chidiya
(B) Titli
(C) Pari
(D) Kiluru