The Great Barrier Reef rodent (also known as Bramble Cay melomys) of which country has become the first mammal species driven to extinction by human-induced climate change?

(A) Colombia
(B) China
(C) Australia
(D) New Zealand
(E) France

The Bharatiya Mahila Bank was set to serve to women customers in the year

(A) 2010
(B) 2011
(C) 2012
(D) 2013
(E) 2014

India are set to make their maiden appearance in the Under 17 Futsal World Cup scheduled to be held in Jul2016in

(A) Brazil
(B) Argentina
(C) Uruguay
(D) Bolivia
(E) Paraguay

Who among the following has won the prestigious 2016 PEN Pinter Prize?

(A) Margaret Atwood
(B) Barbara Kingsolver
(C) Salman Rushdie
(D) Toni Morrison
(E) Alice Munro

The Union Cabinet has approved a contract between Earth Sciences Ministry and the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for exploring metals in

(A) Bay of Bengal
(B) Indian Ocean
(C) Arabian Sea
(D) Andaman Sea
(E) None of these

The Union Cabinet has given its nod to raise the superannuation age of Central Health Service (CHS) doctors from the present 62 years to

(A) 63 years
(B) 65 years
(C) 67 years
(D) 70 years
(E) 72 years

The Union Cabinet has approved an MoU with which of the following countries for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors?

(A) Thailand
(B) Philippines
(C) Cambodia
(D) Nepal
(E) Taiwan

Which of the following countries launched its new Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker dubbed Arktika recently?

(A) Russia
(B) US
(C) Greenland
(D) New Zealand
(E) Canada

Some 3,049 people registered their spot in the Guinness book of world records for performing largest ‘Karma Naach’ dance ever. The event took place in Mandla district of

(A) Rajasthan
(B) Gujarat
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Karnataka
(E) Maharashtra

In order to fund start-ups in the financial technology (fintech) space, which of the following banks in the country has set up a Rs 200-cr fund?

(A) HDFC Bank
(B) ICICI Bank
(C) Punjab National Bank
(D) State Bank of India
(E) Axis Bank

Which of the following banks bagged CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Fair Business Practices – Certificate of Merit under the category ‘Service Enterprises – Large’ recently?

(A) Federal Bank
(B) RBL Bank
(C) Yes Bank
(D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
(E) Karnataka Bank

The govt has approved pan-India Ramayana & Krishna Circuit under Swadesh Darshan Scheme. Which of the following is NOT covered under Ranayana Circuit?

(A) Puri (Odisha)
(B) Hampi (Karnataka)
(C) Bhadrachalam (Telangana)
(D) Jagdalpur (Chattisgarh)
(E) Darbhanga (Bihar)

India and which of the following countries signed two MoUs on capacity building for civil servants and centre of excellence in ICT during recent visit by President Pranab Mukherjee recently?

(A) Morocco
(B) Tunisia
(C) Ghana
(D) Namibia
(E) Ivory Coast

Kolkata-Ashuganj-Tripura transit facility under the revised Inland Water Transit and Trade Protocol between India and which country became operational recently?

(A) Myanmar
(B) Bangladesh
(C) Thailand
(D) Bhutan
(E) Nepal

Name the Hollywood actress appointed as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador recently?

(A) Anne Hathaway
(B) Natalie Portman
(C) Kate Hudson
(D) Emily Blunt
(E) AmandaSey fried

US President BarackObama has nominated the Indian-origin diplomat Kamala Shirin Lakhdhiras the next American ambassador to

(A) Indonesia
(B) Cuba
(C) Malaysia
(D) Chile
(E) Vietnam

The Union human resource development minister Smriti Zubin Irani dedicated a school volunteer programme to the nation at New Delhi recently which is named

(A) Vidya Mitra
(B) Vidya Sathi
(C) Vidya Dan
(D) Vidyanjali
(E) Gyananjali