Current Affairs

Current Affairs for the Month of Aug 2016 – for All Competitive Exams

1. Which states tourism won the gold at Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) awards?
A) Gujarat
B) Maharastra
C) Kerala 
D) Tamilnadu
E) Telangana

2. Justice D B Bhosale takes oath as chief justice of …………
A) Mumbai High Court
B) Kolkata High Court
C) Chennai High Court
D) Allahabad High Court
E) Karnataka High Court

3. President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 51st Jnanpith Award to Dr. Raghuveer Chaudhari for his writings in ……….
A) Gujarati 
B) Marati
C) Bengali
D) Telugu
E) Malyalam

4. Steve Elworthy appointed as 2019 Cricket World Cup managing director. He belongs to which country?
A) Nigeria
B) Uganda
C) Moroco
D) South Africa 
E) Uganda

5. BJP Lok Sabha member Ganesh Singh was appointed the new Chairperson of the Joint Committee of Parliament (JPC) examining the Land Acquisition Bill. Mr. Ganesh
is a member of parliament of BJP from ……
A) Karnataka
B) Tamilnadu
C) Madhya Pradesh 
D) Kerala
E) Odisha

6. Who became the first Indian to win the ‘Mr World’ title at male beauty pageant held in Southport, England?
A) Inder Bajwa
B) Rohit Khandelwal
C) Taher Ali
D) Prateik Jain
E) Prashant Rana


7. IDFC Mutual Fund has appointed ………, a senior executive from Standard Chartered Bank, as its chief executive officer, who would assume charge from September.
A) Vishal Kapoor
B) Guruprasad Mohapatra
C) Dinesh Kanabar
D) Ganesh Singh
E) Sanjeev Kumar

8. Who has been named as the Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA)? (He is an Indian Defence Accounts Service officer.)
A) Rani Singh Nair
B) Ajay Bhushan Pandey
C) S K Kohli
D) Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale
E) BP Sharma

9. Tathagata Roy sworn-in as Governor of …….
A) Assam
B) Nagaland
C) Manipur
D) Mizoram
E) Arunachal Pradesh

10. Yahoo’s President and Chief Executive Officer, ………. was re-elected to the company’s board during the annual shareholders meeting held.
A) Nova Peris
B) Kagodu Thimmappa
C) MP Ken Wyatt
D) Marissa Mayer
E) None

11. Sudarshan Sen has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He replaces ………..
A) NS Vishwanathan 
B) Shailesh Nayak
C) P K Sinha
D) R M Lodha
E) TSR Subramaniyam

12. Aditya Puri named best banking CEO in Asia. Aditya Puri is the CEO of ………..
A) UCO Bank
B) UBI
C) PNB
D) HDFC 
E) Axis Bank

13. Who was appointed as Chairman of CBSE?
A) Mithun Sacheti
B) Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi
C) S S Ahluwalia
D) K K Sharma
E) None


14. Guruprasad Mohapatra appointed as Chairman of …………
A) Airports Authority of India 
B) NSE
C) BSE
D) NIFTY
E) PNB

15. Pema Khandu sworn-in as Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister. He Replaces …….
A) Mukut Mithi
B) Dorjee Khandu
C) Tomo Riba
D) Nabam Tuki
E) Jarbom Gamlin

16. Dipa Karmakar was honoured ‘Gymnastede Classe Mondaile’ by the (FIG) is related to which field?
A) Table Tennis
B) Gymnastics
C) Volley Ball
D) Swimming
E) Hockey

17. Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has set another world record by entering the Limca Book of Records by carving 100 sand chariots at the ……….
A) Goa Beach
B) Puri Beach
C) Kochi
D) Visakhapatnam
E) None of the above

18. Former captain Nasser Hussain has set a Guinness World Record for the highest catch of a cricket ball. He belongs to ………
A) Australia
B) New Zealand
C) South Africa
D) England
E) Pakistan

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