Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Current Affairs for Competitive Exams 2016 (SSC IBPS and UPSC)

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§  Apple to set up Technology Development Centre in Hyderabad

§  Fashion designer Manish Arora conferred Knight of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest honour

§  India successfully test-fired indigenously developed Prithvi II missile from Chandipur

§  Union Health Minister launched National Framework for Elimination of Malaria 2016-2030

§  Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk led Ukrainian Government survived No-confidence Motion

§  First Silk Road train arrived in Tehran from China

§  Indian Railways won 36th National Chess Team Championship

§  Indian women football team defeated Nepal to bag gold at SAG

§  NASA to launch its new rocket Space Launch System carrying 13 CubeSats in 2018

§  India ranked 37 in USSC’s 2016 Intellectual Property Index

§  Marine Museum inaugrated at Marine Aquarium and Regional Centre in Digha

§  World’s largest concentrated solar plant opened in Morocco

·         §   The Revenant director Alejandro Gonzalez won Directors Guild of America award 2015

·         §     Sushma Swaraj inaugurated Rise of Digital India Exhibition in Colombo

·         §   Project Sunrise to improve HIV interventions among PWID in North-Eastern states launched

·         France became first country in the world to ban supermarket food waste

·         §   Zimbabwe's President declared a state of disaster in rural parts of the country

·         §   ICC suspended Pakistan's leg-spinner Yasir Shah for doping offence

·         §   Sapna Devi won gold in women Wushu Taulu competition

·         §   12th South Asian Games inaugurated in Guwahati

·         §   Prime Minister dedicated Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited to Nation

·         §   Shane Watson Australia’s player is at the top for a whopping Rs 9.50 crore, Yuvraj Singhis too gets Rs 7 crore deal in low-key IPL players’ auction

·         §   The Reserve Bank of India had been awarded with the extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) International Award for Excellence and its efforts to improve regulatory reporting

Objective Type Question

1.    Name the South Korean state that on 16 February 2016 agreed to enter into a sister-statehood relationship for development with Haryana. 
a)    Gunpo
b)    Chungcheongbuk
c)    Chuncheon
d)    Dongducheon

2.    In which city the one-week long 36th National Chess team Championship concluded on 14 February 2016?
a)    Hyderabad
b)    New Delhi
c)    Bhubaneswar
d)    Mumbai
3.    Which team on 14 February 2016 won the 36th National Chess team Championship?
a)    Airport Authority of India
b)    Indian Railways
c)    Life Insurance Corporation
d)    Petroleum Sports Promotion Board

4.    Which city was adjudged as the cleanest city in the Swachh Survekshan survey results announced on 15 February 2016?
a)    Mysuru
b)    Dhanbad
c)    Meerut
d)    Patna
5.    The first Silk Road train connecting Iran and China packed with Chinese goods arrived on 15 February 2016 in which Iranian city?
a)    Bandar Abbas
b)    Babol
c)    Tehran
d)    Mashhad

6.    Utkarsh Bangla Scheme, a welfare scheme for school-dropouts, was launched in a state on 16 February 2016. Name the state.
a)    Odisha
b)    Assam
c)    West Bengal 
d)    Uttar Pradesh
7.    The Ministry of Railways on 15 February 2016 inked a Memorandum of Understanding on technical cooperation in rail sector with which country?
a)    Japan
b)    Russia
c)    Belgium
d)    Sweden
8.    Identify the famous Malayalam music director and composer of background score of film Aaraam Thampuran who passed away on 14 February 2016.
a)    Rajamani
b)    G. Devarajan
c)    Chakri
d)    V. Dakshinamoorthy
9.    Which State of the USA hosted the US-ASEAN Summit on 15 February 2016?
a)    California
b)    Illinois
c)    Texas
d)    Nevada
10.    Name the sprinter from Odisha who was included in the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme formulated by the Union Government for the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games in February 2016. 
a)    Suryakumar Yadav
b)    Aditya Tare
c)    Jauna Murmu 
d)    Ranjit Nayak 

1.    A
2.    C
3.    B
4.    A
5.    C
6.    C
7.    D
8.    B
9.    A
10. C

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