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CURRENT HAPPENINGS --OBJECTIVE --JUNE 1 TO 8 FOR SBI CLERKS MAIN --IMPORTANT.

01 JUN 2016
Ques. : 1 What is India’s ranking in the global competitiveness rankings recently released by International Institute for Management (IMD) based in Switzerland?
1) 44th 
2) 41st
3) 35th 
4) 25th
5) 21st 
Answer:- 2) 41st
Ques. : 2 According to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s Economic Outlook Survey, India’s economy will grow at what per cent in 2016-17?
1) 7.1 per cent 
2) 7.3 per cent
3) 7.6 per cent 
4) 7.7 per cent
5) 9.6 per cent 
Answer:- 4) 7.7 per cent
Ques. : 3 The Railway Ministry and PEC University of Technology have signed an MoU for setting up of Kalpana Chawla Chair. Kalpana Chawla was an Indian-origin
1) boxer 
2) professor
3) author 
4) astronaut
5) singer 
Answer:- 4) astronaut
Ques. : 4 The Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated a state-of-the-art submarine assembly workshop at the Mazgaon Dock which is situated in
1) Kandla 
2) Mumbai
3) Kolkata 
4) Vishakhapatnam
5) Kochin 
Answer:- 2) Mumbai
Ques. : 5 Surajit Kar Purkayastha was appointed recently as the new Director General of Police in
1) West Bengal 
2) Odisha
3) Assam 
4) Jharkhand
5) Bihar 
Answer:- 1) West Bengal
Ques. : 6 _________ was awarded Japan’s Fukuoka prize for 2016 for his outstanding contribution towards creating, preserving and showcasing South Asian traditional fusion music.
1) Pritam Chakraborty 
2) Amit Trivedi
3) AR Rahman 
4) Shankar Mahadevan
5) GV Prakash Kuma 
Answer:- 3) AR Rahman
Ques. : 7 Alastair Cook recently became the youngest batsman to score 10,000 Test runs, a record earlier held by Sachin Tendulkar. Cook plays for
1) West Indies 
2) Australia
3) England 
4) South Africa
5) New Zealand 
Answer:- 3) England
Ques. : 8 Who among the following was named T20 Player of the Year at the CEAT Cricket Awards 2015-16?
1) Ajinkya Rahane 
2) Rishabh Pant
3) Rohit Sharma 
4) Virat Kohli
5) R Ashwin 
Answer:- 4) Virat Kohli
Ques. : 9 As notified by the govt recently, effective 1 Jun, the threshold limit of PF withdrawal for deduction of tax (TDS) has been raised from existing Rs 30,000 to
1) Rs 40,000 
2) Rs 50,000
3) Rs 60,000 
4) Rs 70,000
5) Rs 80,000
Answer:- 2) Rs 50,000
Ques. : 10 Ashok Lavasa has been appointed as the new
1) Defence Secretary 
2) Home Secretary
3) Foreign Secretary 
4) Cabinet Secretary
5) Finance Secretary 
Answer:- 5) Finance Secretary
2 JUN 2016
Ques. : 1 What per cent ‘Krishi Kalyan’ cess is imposed on service tax effective 1 Jun 2016?
1) 0.15 per cent 
2) 0.25 per cent
3) 0.50 per cent 
4) 0.75 per cent
5) 0.95 per cent 
Answer:- 3) 0.50 per cent
Ques. : 2 The global competitiveness rankings for 2016 released by International Institute for Management (IMD) based in Switzerland is topped by
1) Switzerland 
2) China Hong Kong
3) US 
4) India
5) Indonesia 
Answer:- 2) China Hong Kong
Ques. : 3 D Javare Gowda, who passed away recently, was a noted writer of
1) Kannada 
2) Tamil
3) Telugu 
4) Malayalam
5) Assamese 
Answer:- 1) Kannada
Ques. : 4 _________ has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Kerala’s anti-drug campaign.
1) Ajay Devgan 
2) Shriya Saran
3) Asin 
4) Sachin Tendulkar
5) S Sreesanth 
Answer:- 4) Sachin Tendulkar
Ques. : 5 The govt’s scheme to declare undisclosed incomes started on 1 Jun and will remain in force till
1) 30 Sep, 2016 
2) 31 Dec, 2016
3) 31 Jan, 2017 
4) 30 Mar, 2017
5) 30 Jun, 2017 
Answer:- 1) 30 Sep, 2016
Ques. : 6 India and which country signed five MoUs during the recent visit by Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari to the country?
1) Spain 
2) Algeria
3) Brazil 
4) South Africa
5) Morocco 
Answer:- 5) Morocco
Ques. : 7 The 57-kilometer long Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest and deepest rail tunnel, was inaugurated recently in
1) Spain 
2) France
3) Germany 
4) Switzerland
5) China 
Answer:- 4) Switzerland
Ques. : 8 The Govt of India and the World Bank signed a grant agreement recently for the Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Service Project for selected Indian cities which include
1) Jaipur 
2) Chandigarh
3) Patna 
4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 2) 
Answer:- 5) Only 1) and 2)
Ques. : 9 Who among the following took charge as the BCCI’s first ever CEO recently, appointed on the recommendation of the Justice Lodha Committee?
1) Kapil Dev 
2) Anurag Thakur
3) Rahul Johri 
4) Ravi Shastri
5) Shashank Manohar 
Answer :- 3)Rahul Johri
Ques. : 10 What is India’s ranking on the 2016 Global Slavery Index released recently?
1) First 
2) Second
3) Third 
4) Fourth
5) Fifth 
Ans 1) first

03 JUN 2016
Ques. : 1 The Union Cabinet recently approved the MoU between India and ____ to enhance cooperation in the field of wildlife conservation and combating wildlife trafficking.
1) China 
2) Russia
3) US
4) South Africa
5) Brazil
Answer:- 3) US
Ques. : 2 The Indian govt gifted 2,000 bicycles to poor Dalit girls studying in govt schools in Banke, Siraha, Dhanusha and Sarlahi districts of which country recently?
1) Bangladesh 
2) Nepal
3) Myanmar 
4) Sri Lanka
5) Bhutan 
Answer:- 2) Nepal
Ques. : 3 India and Morocco have launched the India-Morocco Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IMCCI). The capital city of Morocco is
1) Abuja 
2) Bamako
3) Rabat 
4) Tripoli
5) Algiers 
Answer:- 3) Rabat
Ques. : 4 The Union Cabinet approved the proposal to set up India Post payment bank recently which will have a corpus of
1) Rs 400 cr 
2) Rs 600 cr
3) Rs 800 cr 
4) Rs 1,000 cr
5) Rs 1,200 cr 
Answer:- 3) Rs 800 cr
Ques. : 5 The TRAI has launched a mobile application to register complaints against pesky calls and SMSes. The present chairman of TRAI is
1) CB Bhave 
2) TS Vijayan
3) Vijayalakshmy K Gupta 
4) AK Kaushal
5) RS Sharma 
Answer:- 5) RS Sharma
Ques. : 6 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has become the second Indian to join Giving Pledge, the billionaire philanthropic group started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. The first Indian to do so is
1) Azim Premji 
2) NR Narayana Murthy
3) Mukesh Ambani 
4) Dilip Shanghvi
5) Shiv Nadar 
Answer:- 1) Azim Premji
Ques. : 7 Which of the following states celebrated its statehood day on 2 Jun?
1) Chhattisgarh 
2) Jharkhand
3) Uttarakhand 
4) Telangana
5) Sikkim 
Answer:- 4) Telangana
Ques. : 8 Who among the following has become the first tennis player to win a $100-m prize money recently?
1) Kei Nishikori 
2) Roger Federer
3) Andy Murray 
4) Rafael Nadal
5) Novak Djokovic 
Answer:- 5) Novak Djokovic
Ques. : 9 Joe Root was named International cricketer of the year at the CEAT Cricket Awards 2015-16 recently. He belongs to
1) England 
2) Australia
3) South Africa 
4) New Zealand
5) West Indies 
Answer:- 1) England
Ques. : 10 Who among the following was conferred the Lifetime achievement award at the CEAT Cricket Awards 2015-16?
1) Ravi Shastri 
2) Mohinder Amarnath
3) Kapil Dev 
4) Sunil Gavaskar
5) Dilip Vengsarkar 
Answer:- 5) Dilip Vengsarkar
1. The punch line of the advertisement of which of the following organization is “Jindagi ke sath bhi Jindagi ke bad bhi” ?
1) New India Assurance
2) General Insurance Corporation
3) ICICI Prudential 
4) Life Insurance Corporation Of India
5) None of these
2. The central office of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is located at
1) Kolkata
2) New Delhi
3) Chennai
4) Pune
5) Mumbai
3. If an organization wishes to venture into Insurance Business it has to obtain a licence first from which of the following ?
1) Indian Banks Association (IBA)
2) Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
3) Tariff Advisory Committee (TAC)
4) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)
5) None of these
4. Which of the following is not the name of an Insurance Scheme launched by the Government of India
1) Janashree Bima Yojana
2) Krishi Shramik Sarnajik Suraksha Yojana
3) Shiksha Sahyog Yojana 4) Varsha Bima Yojana
5) National Saving Scheme Programme
5. Which of the following insurance companies writes its punch line in the advertisements “Insurance is the subject matter of solicitation” ?
1) CIC
2) LIC 
3) ING Vysya Life InsuranceCo.
4) Tata AIG Life Insurance Co
5) None of these
6. Which of the following was the parent company of New India Assurance ?
1) LIC
2) GIC 
3) Oriental Insurance Co. Ltd.
4) United India Insurance
5) None of these
7. Which of the following words/ terms is closely associated with the insurance business
1) Archives
2) Donation 
3) Actuary 

4) Quest
5) All are associated with insurance
8. The New India Assurance Company was established in 1919 by
1) Dorab Tata
2) G. D. Birla
3) Jamunalal BajaJ
4) Kamlapat Singhania
5) None of these
9. Which of the following is largest Non Life Insurance Company in India ?
1) ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd.
2) United India Insurance Company Ltd.
3) General Insurance Company Ltd.
4). New India Assurance Company Ltd.

5) None of these
10. Which is the sole reinsurance company in the Indian insurance market ?
1) United India Insurance Company Limited
2) General Insurance Corporation of India
3) New India Assurance Company Limited
4) The Oriental Insurance Company
5) Life Insurance Corporation of India
04 JUNE 2016
Ques. : 1 The RBI recently eased norms for NBFCs to refinance infrastructure projects. What does letter ‘F’ stand for in the term NBFC?
1) Factoring 
2) Finance
3) Franchise 
4) Forward
5) Forfeit 
Answer:- 2) Finance
Ques. : 2 Which Indian city has emerged as the fifth most preferred location for housing innovation centres in the world?
1) Hyderabad 
2) Bengaluru
3) Noida 
4) Gurgaon
5) Chennai 
Answer:- 2) Bengaluru
Ques. : 3 Who among the following has become the first Indian woman to be nominated for membership in the International Olympic Committee (IOC)?
1) Nita Ambani 
2) Dipali Goenka
3) Chanda Kochhar 
4) Arundhati Bhattacharya
5) Tina Ambani 
Answer:- 1) Nita Ambani
Ques. : 4 Who among the following was named Indian cricketer of the year at the CEAT Cricket Awards 2015-16?
1) Ajinkya Rahane 
2) Rohit Sharma
3) Virat Kohli 
4) R Ashwin
5) MS Dhoni 
Answer:- 2) Rohit Sharma
Ques. : 5 India and Tunisia signed two MoUs during the recent visit of Vice President Hamid Ansari. The capital city of Tunisia is
1) Bogota 
2) Yerevan
3) Luanda 
4) Tirana
5) Tunis 
Answer:- 5) Tunis
Ques. : 6 India has been ranked at 70th position on ‘Good Country’ 2015 index which is topped by
1) Canada 
2) Germany
3) Finland 
4) Denmark
5) Sweden 
Answer:- 5) Sweden
Ques. : 7 Navin Agarwal was appointed Director General (DG) of NADA. Here, the term NADA stands for
1) National Anti-Dumping Agency
2) National Anti-Doping Agency
3) National Anti-Defraud Agency 
4) National Anti-Desertion Agency
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) National Anti-Doping Agency
Ques. : 8 NK Chari has been appointed the new Managing Director of which of the following associate banks of SBI?
1) State Bank of Travancore
2) State Bank of Patiala
3) State Bank of Hyderabad 
4) State Bank of Mysore
5) State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur 
Answer:- 4) State Bank of Mysore
Ques. : 9 R Seetharaman has been honoured with the 2016 Green Economy Visionary Award. He is the group CEO of
1) Doha Bank 
2) HSBC
3) Softbank 
4) Bank Melli
5) Riyad Bank 
Answer:- 1) Doha Bank
Ques. : 10 The World Milk Day is observed every year on
1) 31 May 
2) 1 Jun
3) 2 Jun 
4) 3 Jun
5) 5 Jun 
Answer:- 2) 1 Jun
06 JUNE 2016
Ques. : 1 Who won the men’s singles title of the 2016 French Open tennis tournament?
1) Andy Murray 
2) Novak Djokovic
3) Kei Nishikori 
4) Roger Federer
5) Rafael Nadal 
Answer:- 2) Novak Djokovic
Ques. : 2 V Narayanasamy is the new Chief Minister of
1) Tamil Nadu 
2) Kerala
3) Assam 
4) Puducherry
5) Goa 
Answer:- 4) Puducherry
Ques. : 3 Sulabha Deshpande, who passed away recently, was a veteran
1) singer 
2) dancer
3) author 
4) film actor
5) social activist 
Answer:- 4) film actor
Ques. : 4 PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Salma Dam (Herat Dam) in his recent visit to which of the following countries?
1) Qatar 
2) Afghanistan
3) Tajikistan 
4) Iran
5) Myanmar 
Answer:- 2) Afghanistan
Ques. : 5 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Indian Govt have signed a $200-mn loan agreement to upgrade 176 km of State roads in
1) Jharkhand 
2) Chhattisgarh
3) Assam 
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Rajasthan 
Answer:- 1) Jharkhand
Ques. : 6 In which of the following countries voters rejected a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone in a recent plebiscite?
1) Singapore 
2) Mauritius
3) Norway 
4) Sweden
5) Switzerland 
Answer:- 5) Switzerland
Ques. : 7 India and Qatar inked 7 agreements to boost cooperation recently. The capital city and currency of Qatar respectively are
1) Manama, Qatari dinar 
2) Doha, Qatari riyal
3) Riyadh, Qatari ringgit 
4) Tripoli, Qatari krona
5) Damascus, Qatari peso 
Answer:- 2) Doha, Qatari riyal
Ques. : 8 The Tiger Express, a semi-luxury tourist train, was flagged off recently which will take the guests on board to the world famous Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks in
1) Madhya Pradesh
2) West Bengal
3) Rajasthan 
4) Gujarat
5) Odisha 
Answer:- 1) Madhya Pradesh
Ques. : 9 Avtar Singh qualified for Rio Olympic Games recently. He plays
1) boxing 
2) wrestling
3) weightlifting 
4) judo
5) discuss throw
Answer:- 4) judo
Ques. : 10 Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visited which of the following countries recently to which India plans to sell BrahMos missiles?
1) Philippines 
2) Thailand
3) Cambodia 
4) Vietnam
5) Malaysia 
Answer:- 4) Vietnam
07 JUNE 2016
Ques. : 1 PM Narendra Modi launched ‘Stand Up India’ scheme recently. Under the scheme, ______ bank branches in the country will provide loans to certain entrepreneurs.
1) 25,000 lakh 
2) 50,000 lakh
3) 1 lakh 
4) 1.25 lakh
5) 2.50 lakh 
Answer:- 4) 1.25 lakh
Ques. : 2 The govt has set up a high-level committee to suggest ways to strengthen the security along the border with Pakistan. The Committee is chaired by
1) Rajiv Mehrishi 
2) LC Goyal
3) VK Singh 
4) Madhukar Gupta
5) Bikram Singh 
Answer:- 4) Madhukar Gupta
Ques. : 3 Visiline Jepkesho and Cyprian Kotut won women’s and men’s titles respectively at the 40th edition of the Paris Marathon recently. Both of them belong to
1) Kenya 
2) Ethiopia
3) Eretria 
4) Nigeria
5) Zambia 
Answer:- 1) Kenya
Ques. : 4 Myneni Hari Prasad Rao, who passed away recently, was considered the architect of _______ Atomic Power Station.
1) Narora 
2) Rajasthan
3) Tarapur 
4) Kakrapar
5) Madras 
Answer:- 5) Madras
Ques. : 5 Manish Sharma has become the first Indian and the youngest ever to become an executive officer of
1) Sony 
2) Apple
3) Samsung 
4) LG
5) Panasonic 
Answer:- 5) Panasonic
Ques. : 6 Name the sportsperson who has been chosen for the 2016 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award?
1) MS Dhoni 
2) Vishwanathan Anand
3) Ritu Rani 
4) Mithali Raj
5) Sania Mirza 
Answer:- 2) Vishwanathan Anand
Ques. : 7 Which of the following countries launched the world’s first public immunization program for dengue fever recently?
1) Philippines 
2) Mexico
3) Al Salvador 
4) Thailand
5) Malaysia 
Answer:- 1) Philippines
Ques. : 8 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) recently commissioned a seasonwise tiltable canal top solar PV plant at Bhimavaram in
1) Tamil Nadu 
2) Karnataka
3) Andhra Pradesh 
4) Rajasthan
5) Madhya Pradesh 
Answer:- 3) Andhra Pradesh
Ques. : 9 Aadhaar is now the largest digital platform in the world for transparent delivery of services as its enrolment recently hit a milestone of
1) 25 cr 
2) 40 cr
3) 50 cr 
4) 75 cr
5) 100 cr 
Answer:- 5) 100 cr
Ques. : 10 India's first instant loan giving app was launched in Mumbai recently. Name the app.
1) InstCash 
2) CashApp
3) EzeeCASH 
4) CASHe
5) CashMATE 
Answer:- 4) CASHe
08 JUNE 2016
Ques. : 1 The Centre recently announced an increase in the MSP for pulses, oil seeds and paddy for the upcoming kharif season. The term MSP stands for
1) Maximum Support Prices 
2) Minimum Support Prices
3) Minimum State Prices 
4) Maximum State Prices
5) None of these 
Answer:- 2) Minimum Support Prices
Ques. : 2 The RBI announced the second bi-monthly review of its monetary policy on Jun 07. Which of the following is NOT correct in this respect?
1) Repo rate – 6.5 per cent 
2) Reverse repo rate – 6 per cent
3) CRR – 4 per cent 
4) SLR – 21.25 per cent
5) None of these 
Answer:- 5) None of these
Ques. : 3 Which of the following countries topped the 2016 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI) released by London-based business consultancy AT Kearney?
1) India 
2) China
3) Malaysia 
4) Indonesia
5) Kazakhstan 
Answer:- 2) China
Ques. : 4 _______ has become the first state in the country to have a State Data Centre (SDC), designed using green data centre concept to minimise power requirement and increase power utilisation efficiency.
1) Arunachal Pradesh 
2) Himachal Pradesh
3) Andhra Pradesh 
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Karnataka 
Answer:- 2) Himachal Pradesh
Ques. : 5 Who among the following has been named the ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission’s youth-based ‘Swachh Saathi’ (student internship) programme?
1) Rani Mukerji 
2) Kajol
3) Dia Mirza 
4) Amrita Rao
5) Lara Dutta 
Answer:- 3) Dia Mirza
Ques. : 6 Name the president of Indian Olympic Association who has been awarded Olympic Order by the International Olympic Committee.
1) PK Muralidharan Raja 
2) Injeti Srinivas
3) Praful Patel 
4) N Ramachandran
5) None of these 
Answer:- 4) N Ramachandran
Ques. : 7 ________ has become the first city in the country to have its own ‘city animal’ with declaring Gangetic River Dolphin as its mascot.
1) Varanasi 
2) Kanpur
3) Allahabad 
4) Guwahati
5) Patna 
Answer:- 4) Guwahati
Ques. : 8 As part of its efforts to make villages located along Ganga open defecation-free, Govt has launched a campaign named
1) Swachh Tat 
2) Swachh Dhara
3) Swachh Yug 
4) Swachh Nagar
5) None of these 
Answer:- 3) Swachh Yug
Ques. : 9 The govt and multilateral lending agency Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $120-mn loan agreement to improve irrigation and water management infrastructure in
1) Jharkhand 
2) Chhattisgarh
3) Madhya Pradesh 
4) Assam
5) Odisha 
Answer:- 5) Odisha

Ques. : 10 Which of the following firms topped the 2016 rankings of the Fortune 500 list?
1) AT&T 
2) Berkshire Hathaway
3) Apple 
4) ExxonMobil
5) Walmart 
Answer:- 5) Walmart


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