Current Affairs

Latest General Awareness for Group 2

1. John Key resigned as the Prime  Minister of which of the following countries in December 2016?
1) Canada
2) Australia
3) New Zealand
4) Mexico
5) Austria

2. Who was chosen as TIME magazine’s Person of the Year 2016?
1) Narendra Modi
2) Vladimir Putin
3) Julian Assange
4) Mark Zuckerberg
5) Donald Trump

3. The Reserve Bank of India left the repo rate unchanged in the fifth bimonthly monetary policy review on December 7, 2016. What is the present repo rate?
1) 6%
2) 6.5%
3) 6.25%
4) 5.75%
5) 6.75%

4. What is the name of the trilateral naval exercise conducted by the navies of India, Japan and the United States near South China Sea in June 2016?
1) SIMBEX
2) AUSINDEX
3) VARUNA
4) MALABAR
5) INDRA

5. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred Amir Amanullah Khan Award, the highest civilian honor of?
1) Iran
2) Iraq
3) Saudi Arabia
4) Mongolia
5) Afghanistan

6. Which country topped the 2016 Global Peace Index?
1) Iceland
2) Denmark
3) Austria
4) New Zealand
5) Portugal

7. What is India’s rank in the 2016 Global Peace Index?
1) 143
2) 141
3) 134
4) 133
5) 122

8. The Global Peace Index is the product of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). IEP is a global think tank headquartered in?
1) Berlin, Germany
2) Los Angeles, USA
3) Seoul, South Korea
4) Sydney, Australia
5) Geneva, Switzerland

9. Who was conferred with National Order of the Republic of Ivory Coast, the highest civilian award of the West African country recently?
1) Pranab Mukherjee
2) Hamid Ansari
3) Narendra Modi
4) Manohar Parrikar
5) Sushma Swaraj

10. Which of the following Indian universities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
with Peking University in China to enhance academic ties?
1) Jawaharlal Nehru University
2) Nalanda University
3) Delhi University
4) University of Hyderabad
5) Banaras Hindu University

11. Peter Thomson assumed office as the President of the United Nations General Assembly on September 13, 2016. He is a diplomat from?
1) Fiji
2) Spain
3) Mexico
4) Finland
5) USA

12. Who won the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award for his novel “Family Life“?
1) Amitav Ghosh
2) Akhil Sharma
3) Jhumpa Lahiri
4) Kiran Desai
5) Pallavi Aiyar

13. Which country honored the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with Order of Friendship Award recently?
1) France
2) Argentina
3) Russia
4) Japan
5) USA

14. Who has been appointed as a UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador?
1) Dwayne Johnson
2) Johnny Depp
3) Michael Bloomberg
4) Kenneth Cole
5) Tom Hanks

15. Which is the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation?
1) Sweden
2) Finland
3) Ireland
4) Iceland
5) Norway

16. The 57- kilometer Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world’s longest tunnel, was opened recently in?
1) Australia
2) Iceland
3) Switzerland
4) Netherlands
5) Denmark

17. Which of the following groups/ organizations conducted its biggest war games in Eastern Europe called “Anaconda” in June 2016?
1) G7
2) SCO
3) G20
4) NATO
5) European Union

18. Shangri-La Dialogue, Asia’s largest Defense Summit, was held in June 2016 in?
1) Singapore
2) Beijing
3) Shanghai
4) Hong Kong
5) Hanoi

19. Who won the best women’s player award in the Eurasian Blitz chess tournament in Kazakhstan recently?
1) Koneru Humpy
2) Dronavalli Harika
3) Hou Yifan
4) Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman
5) None of these

20. Which country topped the 2016 Global Slavery Index?
1) India
2) China
3) Pakistan
4) Bangladesh
5) Uzbekistan

21. Which Indian-American student won the National Geographic Bee Competition 2016?
1) Anamika Veeramani
2) Rishi Nair
3) Kapil Nathan
4) Nihar Sai Reddy
5) Saketh Jonnalagadda

22. International Day of Rural Women is observed every year on?
1) May 13
2) October 15
3) June 29
4) July 29
5) August 15


23. Who won the 2016 French Open tennis men’s singles title?
1) Andy Murray
2) Rafale Nadal
3) Novak Djokovic
4) Roger Federer
5) Milos Raonic

24. Who assumed office as the President of Peru on July 28, 2016?
1) Martin Vizcarra
2) Mercedes Araoz
3) Carlos Ferrero
4) Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
5) Alejandro Toledo

25. Who is the present Chief Minister of Puducherry?
1) A. Namassivayam
2) Malladi Krishna Rao
3) V. Vaithilingam
4) M. Kandasamy
5) V. Narayanasamy

26. Identify the mismatched pair?
1) Finance Secretary – Ashok Lavasa
2) Revenue Secretary – Hasmukh Adhia
3) Financial Services Secretary – Anjuly Chib Duggal
4) Economic Affairs Secretary – Neeraj Kumar Gupta
5) Foreign Secretary – S. Jaishankar

27. Who was awarded the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut novel “The Glorious Heresies”?
1) Lisa McInerney
2) Cynthia Bond
3) Anne Enright
4) Elizabeth McKenzie
5) Hannah Rothschild

28. Connemara National Park is located in which of the following countries?
1) Australia
2) France
3) Germany
4) Ireland
5) New Zealand

29. Which is the first city in India to have its own City Animal? (Gangetic River Dolphin is the mascot of this city)
1) Kolkata
2) Agartala
3) Guwahati
4) Kohima
5) Imphal

30. Who became the first Indian writer to win the Commonwealth Short Story prize in June 2016?
1) Neel Mukherjee
2) Ashok Srinivasan
3) Parashar Kulkarni
4) Shobha Rao
5) Subhash Chandran

31. Kiran Bedi is the Lieutenant Governor of which of the following Union Territories?
1) Delhi
2) Puducherry
3) Lakshadweep
4) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
5) None of these

32. Tsai Ing-wen is the first female President of which of the following Asian countries?
1) Vietnam
2) Taiwan
3) South Korea
4) North Korea
5) Laos

33. Who was awarded the Othmer Gold Medal for his entrepreneurial leadership by the U.S. based Chemical Heritage Foundation?
1) Sunil Mittal
2) Dilip Shanghvi
3) Mukesh Ambani
4) Kumaramangalam Birla
5) N.R. Narayana Murty

34. Which of the following is the tagline of Bharatiya Mahila Bank?
1) Where Every Individual is Committed
2) Nation Banks on Us
3) Modern Innovative Dependable
4) Empowering Women Empowering India
5) Banking to All

35. Which of the following won the India Biodiversity Award 2016?
1) Manas Tiger Reserve, Assam
2) Pench Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh
3) Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh
4) Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, Karnataka
5) Pakke Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh

36. Frances Arnold of USA recently became the first female winner of which of the following prizes?
1) Pulitzer Prize
2) Abel Prize
3) Millennium Technology Prize
4) Templeton Prize
5) Man Booker International Prize

37. Garbine Muguruza of Spain won which of the following Grand Slam tennis women’s singles titles in 2016?
1) Australian Open
2) French Open
3) Wimbledon
4) US Open
5) None of these

38. Bhakti Kulkarni is a renowned player in which of the following sports?
1) Archery
2) Athletics
3) Badminton
4) Chess
5) Golf

39. Prayut Chan-O-cha visited India recently. He is the Prime Minister of?
1) Myanmar
2) Cambodia
3) Thailand
4) Laos

5) Vietnam

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