Current General Awareness-2016 MCQ-71

Bokaro Thermal Power Station is located in which of the following state?

(A) Jharkhand
(B) Bihar
(C) Odisha
(D) West Bengal
(E) Bengal

Capital of Azerbaijan ………..

(A) Baku
(B) Nassau
(C) Dhaka
(D) Minsk
(E) None of these

Who was appointed as a global Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in May 2016?

(A) Penelope Cruz
(B) Halle Berry
(C) Megan Fox
(D) Gate Blanchett
(E) Natalie Portman

The Reserve Bank of India released the Report of the Internal Working Group (IWG) on Rationalization of Branch Authorization Policy.Who is the chairman of this IWG ?

(A) Usha Thorat
(B) Smt. Lily VAdera, Chief General Manager, Department of Banking Regulation
(C) Usha Anantha Subramanian
(D) R. Gandhi
(E) None of these

Statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) stands at…….

(A) 21%
(B) 20.50%
(C) 20%
(D) 20.75%
(E) 21.25%

Which of the following are true regarding Government Securities Markets (G-SECs)?

(A) Government Securities are bought and sold
(B) It is also called as Gilt – Edged Securities Market
(C) Securities are issued in the form of Bonds
(D) Buyers of such bonds are Banks, Insurance companies, Individuals etc
(E) All of the above

what is agri-value chain financing ?

(A) Selling of seeds only
(B) An agri-value chain is a chain of activities where various stakeholders contribute to add value at each stage of the chain so that the raw material, essentially a farm produce, transforms into a final consumable product. Banks provide credit support at every stage of the agri-value chain.
(C) Selling of fertilizers only
(D) Selling motor pumps only
(E) None

Former West Indies pace man Courtney Walsh has agreed a three-year deal to become specialist bowling coach with which national cricket team?

(A) Canada
(B) Zimbabwe
(D) Bangladesh
(E) Kenya

The Government of India has appointed which mutual fund to manage the second CPSE exchange traded fund(ETF) comprising stocks of PSUs in the current fiscal with an estimated corpus of Rs 6,000 crore.

(A) ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund
(B) HDFC Mutual Fund
(C) SBI Mutual Fund
(D) Birla Sunlife Mutual Fund
(E) UTI Mutual Fund

Pawl Kut is a harvest festival of which of the following States?

(A) Assam
(B) Arunachal Pradesh
(C) Mizoram
(D) West Bengal
(E) Odisha

Banking Sector will fall under which of the following?

(A) Agricultural Sector
(B) Service Sector
(C) Manufacturing Sector
(D) Industrial Sector
(E) None of the above

Who can invest in the Treasury Bills ?

(A) firms, companies, corporate bodies
(B) any person resident in India
(C) institutions and Trusts, Non-Resident Indians
(D) Foreign Investors
(E) All the above

Which programme was launched by Government of India to improve irrigation facilities in rural India?

(A) Annapurna Scheme
(B) National Social Assistance Programme
(C) Integrated Rural Development Programme
(D) d) Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana
(E) National Watershed Development Programme

Government of India in the Union Budget 2016-17 had announced its resolve to double the income of farmers by which year?

(A) 2019
(B) 2022
(C) 2018
(D) 2017
(E) None

Which state/ UT has launched ‘Shramdaan movement’ in India?

(A) Puducherry
(B) Andhra Pradesh
(C) Odisha
(D) Lakshadweep
(E) Uttar Pradesh

Who is the President of CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)?

(A) President Pranab Mukherjee
(B) Vice President Hamid Ansari
(C) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
(D) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
(E) None of the above