Current Affairs-2016 MCQ-83

India signed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) with which country to operationalise the agreement on ‘Coastal Shipping’?


The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has canceled registration of 22 Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) including that of Amazan Capital and Mascot Commerce on March 30, 2016 in exercise of the powers conferred on it under Section-45-IA (6) of which Act? Reserve Bank of India Act,


The third phase of Union Health Ministry’s universal vaccination programme Mission In3radhanush covered how many districts across several States?

216 Districts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Smart City Mission’ from which district of Maharashtra involving 83 projects from 20 different cities in the country?


The Union Cabinet gave its nod in February, 2016 to which Section of the Delimitation Act, 2002 and which Section of the Representation of the People Act, 1950?

Section-11 and 9 Respectively

Who has retained his no 1 title in 2016 also with a net worth of $ 75 billion as per Forbes’ 30th annual ranking of the world’s billionaires list?

Bill Gates

Which Indian boxers have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics scheduled to be held in August, 2016 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil?

Manoj Kumar and Vikas Krishan

Who has overtaken Thailand as the world’s largest rice exporter in 2015 by shipping 10.23 million tonnes?


Which State government and Japanese International Cooperative Agency (JICA) signed an agreement on ‘Capacity Enhancement for Sustainable Agriculture and Irrigation Development’ in March, 2016?


Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has given its approval to develop over 197 km long ‘bicycle highway’ from …………… to encourage eco-tourism in vicinity of Taj Mahal.

Agra up to the ‘Lion Safari in Etawah

Who has conferred the 15th set of Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) Niryat Shree and Niryat Bandhu Awards in New Delhi?

Pranab Mukherjee (President of India)

The first fast-acting anti-rabies drug of the world, which instantly deactivates the rabies virus and provides immediate protection in severe dog bite cases, is set for a launch in India. It automatically precludes chances of transmitting blood-borne infections that are present in what?

Rabies Immunoglobulin

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cut down repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5% from 6.75%, with immediate effect. It was announced in the first bi-monthly monetary policy review of the RBI for which fiscal year?


Which motors have signed a follow-on contract for the supply of an additional 619 units, of its high-mobility (HMV) 6X6 multi-axle truck, from the Indian Army?

Tata Motors

Which country has activated a land-based missile defense station (Aegis Ashore Missile Defence System) in Deveselu, Romania?


On climate change, G-20 Summit reiterates its commitment to limit global temperature increase to how many celsius above current levels?


Who approved several steps to promote cashless transactions and with this decision, the government has completed its promise for such measures made in the previous Budget?

Union Cabinet

India and South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) for cooperation and mutual assistance in development of what?


The Indian Air Force (IAF) created history by inducting 3 women fighter pilots for first time. Who are they?

Bhawana Kanth, Avani Chatuvedi and Mohana Singh

Who have won the 2016 Brisbane International Tennis trophy in the men’s doubles category by defeating Australian team of James Duckworth and Chris Guccione?

Henri Kontinen and John Peers

The Health Ministry launched the country’s first, indigenous rotavirus vaccine to combat diarrhoeal deaths recently. What is its name?


Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio Infocomm has launched digital wallet service for Indian consumers. What is the name of that service?

JioMoney Wallet

Maharashtra government signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with whom for a skill training programme for the youth in the State?

Tata Trust

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, lunar module pilot on Apollo 14, passed away in February, 2016. He alongwith whom set mission records for the time of the longest distance traversed on the lunar surface?

Commander Alan Shephard

Which Malaysia’s badminton star has won 2016 Malaysian Open title in the men’s singles category?

Lee Chong Wei

Indian Army had conducted major military training exercise ‘2016 Chakravyuh-IT in Suratgarh district of


Indian Navy has launched the state-of-the-art Harbour Defence Systems, viz. Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS) in which district of Andhra Pradesh?


The DAC allowed changes to the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP)-2013 following the yearlong review. Under the changes, the DPP will have a new category which will get top priority and will be first to be chosen for tenders. What was that?


Who claimed the BNP Paribas Open title in the category of women’s final at Indian Wells?

Victoria Azarenka

Private SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket contracted by NASA has successfully launched the first inflatable habitat room that will attach to which space station?

International Space Station (ISS)