Current Affairs

International Current Affairs Today

Latest Current Affairs for APPSC / TSPSC / RRB / SSC & Other Competitive Exams

1) Shiva keshavan an olympian won the Asian Luge Championship in Dec 2016. Which of the following statements are true about him?
1. He is a 5 time olympian. He is an Indian representative to compete in luge at winter Olympic Games
2. He set a new Asian speed record at 134.3 km/h (83.5 mph) after beating the previous record of 131.9 km/h (82.0 mph)
3. He won gold medal in Asia Cup 2011 at Nagano in Japan
4. In 2012, he set a new Asian track record at 49.590 seconds
a. Only 1 &2 are true
b. Only 2 & 3 are true
c. Only 1 & 3 are true
d. All 1,2,3 & 4 are true

2) Who among the following indian cricketers won both the awards ICC’s Test Cricketer of the Year and Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy recently in december 2016?
a. Virat kohli
b. Bhuvaneshwar kumar
c. Ravichandran Ashwin
d. Shikhar dhawan

3) Name the country that inaugurated the world’s first solar highway recently?
a. France
b. Canada
c. Brazil
d. Argentina

4) Which of the following statements are true about Dzud?
1. Dzud is a heavy snow fall and is a natural disaster
2. Mongolia is struggling to face a natural disaster known as “dzud”
3. The dzud of 2009-2010 is one of the most severe in history
4. Capital of Mangolia is Ulaanbaatar
a. All statements are true
b. Only 1& 3 are true
c. Only 2 & 4 are true
d. Only 1,2 & 3 are true

5) The National Consumer Day was celebrated on………….?
a. December 25
b. December 24
c. December 23
d. December 21

6) President of India on 22nd December, 2016 passed which Property (Amendment and Validation) as Fifth Ordinance, 2016 (8 of 2016)?
a. Enemy
b. Poverty
c. Family
d. Immovable

7) The first second generation or 2G ethanol bio-refinery in India being set up in which city?
a. Chandigarh
b. Ludhiana
c. Bathinda
d. Kochi

8) In how many different languages , sahitya akademi announced awards on 21st december?
a. 24
b. 26
c. 30

9) Nepal will hold its first ever military exercise with which country on 10th Feb 2017?
a. Japan
b. China
c. India
d. Bhutan

10) Among the following identify Indian bowler/s who have topped the ICC Test rankings?
a. Ravichandran ashwin
b. Ravindra jadeja
c. Both a & b
d. Bhuvaneshwar kumar

11) Which of the following statements are true about National Mathematics Day?
1. National Mathematics Day was observed on 22 December 2016 across India. The day marks the birth anniversary of Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan
2. The year 2012 was also observed as the National Mathematical Year
3. He postulated number theory, mathematical analysis, infinite series, and making formulas and equations
4. Discoveries include Ramanujam Prime and Ramanujam theta
5. He along with Godfrey Harold Hardy, a British Mathematician, discovered the smallest number represented as sum of two cubes 1729. This number is known as Hardy–Ramanujan number 1729
a. Only 1 & 3 are true
b. Only 2 & 4 are true
c. Only 1,2 & 4 are true
d. All 1,2,3,4 & 5 are true

12) Who among the following has been nominated as AIFF player of the year 2016?
a. Jeje Lalpekhlua
b. Swathi malik
c. Sasmita malik
d. Gurupreeth singh sandhu

13) The railway station that became the 100th to get Google Wi-FI is …………?
a. Ooty
b. Mysore
c. Vijayawada
d. Gunthakal

14) Name the global CO2 monitoring satellite, that has been launched by China?
a. Tansen
b. Tatsen
c. Tan sat
d. Sentat

15) An international team of astronomers has found one of the universe’s biggest super clusters of galaxies near the Milky Way. Name it?
a. Mela
b. Vela
c. Sela
d. Kela

16) Which statements are true about NEIAH?
1. The Minister of State for AYUSH Shri – Shripad Yesso Naik formally inaugurated the North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy (NEIAH), an autonomous Institute under Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, in Shillong, Meghalaya on 22nd Dec 2016
2. It is the only Central Academic Institute of AYUSH in the North East Region
3. Its primary aim is to produce quality human resource in the area of AYUSH in general and the Ayurveda and Homeopathy in particular
4. The NEIAH helps in preserving folk and traditional health practices of the region which is home to rich flora.
a. Only 1 & 3 are true
b. Only 2 & 4 are true
c. Only 1 & 2 are true
d. All 1,2,3 & 4 are true

17) The trilingual website that has been launched in relation to Haj Matters is ?

18) Name the award that has won by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights?
a. Skoch silver
b. Skoch order of merit
c. Skoch gold
d. Both a & b

19) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare won …… award in the Web Ratna category in Digital India awards 2016?
a. Gold
b. Silver
c. Platinum
d. Bronze

20) The International Boxing Association (AIBA) on 20 December 2016 granted full membership to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) in switzerland recently. Which among the following statements are true about BFI?
1. Affiliation: Sports Ministry, India and Awaiting recognition from: IOA
2. In 2012, the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) was suspended and later terminated for possible manipulation in elections
3. The IABF made way for Boxing India in 2014 which lost a no confidence motion moved by state units in 2015
4. BFI was formed in September 2016 following elections conducted in the presence of observers from the International Boxing Association and the Union Sports Ministry
a. Only 1 & 2 are true
b. Only 2 & 3 are true
c. Only 1 & 4 are true
d. All 1,2,3, and 4 are true

21) According to MeitY, More than how many of rural citizens have adopted ewallets?
a. 60
b. 70
c. 80
d. 30

22) Where is the Incubation centre (first of its kind) for startups in environmental conservation being set up?
a. Kochi
b. Hyderabad
c. Indore
d. Bhopal

23) Name the web portal that was launched on 22nd december by Ministry for Power, Coal New and Renewable Energy and Mines?
a. Coal sandesh
b. Coal sangh
c. Coal Mitra
d. Coal sneha

24) Queen Victoria’s last letter to India has been put on display in the city Kolkata. Which of the following statements are true about her?
1. She was the Queen of the United Kingdom from 20 June 1837 to 22 January 1901
2. Fifth in line, she inherited the throne at the age of 18
3. She received the title of Empress of India on 1 May 1876
4. Her reign, which lasted for 63 years, is referred to as the Victorian era
a. Only 1 & 2 are true
b. Only 2 & 3 are true
c. Only 3 & 4 are true
d. All 1,2,3 and 4 are true

25) India was ranked ………….. in Global Wind Power installed capacity?
a. 4th
b. 5th
c. 6th
d. 7th

26) Reliance Communication signed binding agreements to sell its tower business with which company?
a. British telecom
b. Brookfield communications
c. Vodafone
d. Idea

27) Which state has seen the addition of a statue of famous Thiruvalluvar Tamil poet and philosopher?
a. Uttarkhand
b. UP
c. MP
d. Jharkhand

28) Himachal pradesh is the …….. state after Delhi, Telangana, Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh to attain Aadhar saturation?
a. 5th
b. 4th
c. 8th
d. 6th

29) Name the Pakistani Sikh who has secured a place in the national cricket academy for the first time?
a. Mahinder pal singh
b. Manjeeth pal singh
c. Madhur pal singh
d. Biswendra singh

About the author


Leave a Comment

error: Content is protected !!