Current Affairs-2016 MCQ-81

The Union government has eased Foreign Direct Investment (FD1) norms for how many sectors to give impetus to job creation and ease of doing business in the country?


The Union government has constituted a one-man committee to examine the wage structure and service conditions of eramin dak sevaks in the Department of Posts. Who headed Li committee?

Kamlesh Chandra

Who has been appointed as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canberra and currently a Vice- President of the University of Toronto?

H. Deep Saini

How many Indian shuttlers (Badminton players) have officially earned the qualification for the forthcoming Rio Olympics scheduled to be held in August, 2016 in Brazil?


The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched a record 20 satellites in a single mission from which place?

Satish Dhawan Space Centre (Sriharikota)

Which Ministry signed a Cooperation Agreement to acquire the status of the Associate Member State European Molecular Biology Organisation, in February, 2016?

Ministry of Science and Technology

Which State government has banned digging of bore wells beyond 200 feet in order to check the steep decline in ground water level across the State?


Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor’s autobiography titled ‘Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star’ was released in May. 2016. Who is the author?

Aseem Chhabra

Which Russian failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she has been taking for 10 years for health issues?

Maria Sharapova

Which State tourism won the Lonely Planet Group’s Best Indian Destination for Wildlife Award?

Madhya Pradesh

The Rajya Sabha approved recently a bill that seeks to put in place an effective regulatory mechanism for orderly growth of the sector which is the second largest employer after agriculture?

Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2016

Renowned Malian photographer Malick Sidibe passed away in Bamako, Mali. He was famous for which thing?

Black and White Studio Portraits

India successfully test-fired indigenously built nuclear-capable Agni-I missile on November 27, 2015 from a test range off the Odisha coast as part of Strategic Forces Command (SFC) Training Exercise


Digital payments company ‘TranServ’ has launched its social mobile wallet recently which enables users extend and replicate social behaviors like squaring of dues, sharing dinner bills or a cab ride?


For the first time, UN observed the birth anniversary of Dr. BR Ambedkar, father of the Indian Constitution on April 13, 2016, a day before his date of birth. The main focus of this observance will be on combating inequalities to achieve what?

Sustainable Development Goals

Karnataka government has decided to go ahead with the establishment of Asia’s first Rice Technology Park at Gangavati in which district?

Koppal District

The International Day against Drug -Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed every year on which date to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs?


A 12-member team of the Indian Army is participating in the ‘Cobra Gold’ multilateral exercises being hosted by Thailand, along with its counterparts from which countries?

China and Pakistan

Which State government has launched AV project to provide modern schools facilities on the lines of Kendriya Vidyalayas in the underdeveloped rural areas of the State?


The Colombian government and the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (PARC) rebels have signed a historic ceasefire and disarmament agreement at ONE which place?

Havana (Cuba)

A former Panchayati Raj Minister Kailash Yadav passed away in February, 2016. He was an MLA from which district of Uttar Pradesh?


When was the World Migratory Bird Day is being observed across the world?


The Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh Flagged off the first ever all girls National Cadet Corps (NCC) Mount Everest expedition. In this regard, all India trials at how many selected hub’s were carried out?


Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena have released ‘Simhastha Declaration’ at which place?

Ninora Village (Ujjain)

The Union government has asked all State governments to link Aadhaar with caste and domicile certificates to be issued to whom?

School Students

Which pair won the 2016 Syed Modi International Grand prix Gold Championship title in women’s doubles category?

Jung Kyung-eun and Shin Seung-chan (South Korea)

India’s first semi-high speed train Gatimaan Express was flagged-off between New Delhi and Agra. It was flagged-off from which Railway station in New Delhi and reached Agra on time in 100 minutes?

Hazrat Nizamuddin

The trade body of Indian IT firms National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has signed a MoU with which social network giant to build a product design initiative for Indian entrepreneurs?


Reliance Group, led by billionaire Anil Ambani, will set-up a naval ship-building facility near Visakhapatnam. It is in line with Central government’s which flagship programmme?

Make in India

Which British mathematician and research professor at the University of Oxford has won the Abel Prize in math for cracking a centuries-old hypothesis?

Sir Andrew J. Wiles