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1. Recently which country’s President Joko Widodoi visited India to enhancestrategic partnership?
Answer: – D -Indonesia – Explanation – President of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodoi was on a three day visit to India from December 11-December 13, 2016, at the invitation of Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi.Jokowi was accompanied by his spouse, Iriana Widodo, several cabinet ministers, senior officials and a 22-member very high level business delegation from Indonesia.
2. Recently which state government approved recommendation ofseventh pay commission?
C. Uttar Pradesh
Answer: – C – Uttar Pradesh – Explanation – Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav led Uttar Pradesh Cabinet approved the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission on December 13, 2016. The pay hike will be applicable from January 1, 2017.
3. Recently 7th India and which country’s joint military exercise EKUVERIN began?
Answer: – D – Maldives – Explanation – The seventh edition of India, Maldives bilateral EKUVERIN Exercise 2016 began at Kadhdhoo, Laamu Atoll, Maldives. The aim of 14 day platoon level joint military exercise is to conduct military training between armies of both countries with emphasis on amphibious & counter insurgency, counter terrorism operation.
4. Recently Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and which country on agriculture cooperation?
Answer: – A – Kyrgyzstan – Explanation – The Union cabinet has approved memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Kyrgyzstan on cooperation in field of agriculture and food related industry. The proposed agreement covers various activities in the field of agriculture and allied sector.
5. Recently union cabinet approved agreement between India and which country for avoidance of double taxation?
Answer: – C – Tajikistan – Explanation – Union Cabinet on 14th December 2016 approved the protocol for amending the agreement between India and Tajikistan for avoidance of double taxation. Moreover, the agreement also aims at the prevention of evasion with respect to taxes on income.
6. Recently union cabinet approved MoU between India and which country’s geological survey?
A. United Kingdom
B. United States
Answer: – A – United States – Explanation – The union cabinet on 14th December 2016 approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) for Cooperation in the use of US Land Remote Sensing Satellite Data.
7. Recently Solar battery station inaugurated in which city of Assam?
Answer: – C – Dibrugarh – Explanation – Sarbananda Sonowal, the chief Minister of Assam on 14th December 2016 inaugurated a solar battery station at Bindhakata Tengapukhuri village in Dibrugarh.
8. Recently which Union Minister of India named in top 100 global thinkers 2016 list?
A. Raj Nath Singh
B. Arun Jaitley
C. Sushma Swaraj
D. Nitin Jairam Gadkari
Answer: – C – Sushma Swaraj – Explanation –External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has been named among the top 100 global thinker by the US based Foreign Policy magazine. Swaraj was named in the Global Thinkers of 2016 Listunder the ‘Decision-makers’ category along with the Democratic nominee for US President Hillary Clinton, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US Attorney General Loretta Lynch among others.
9. Recently which country successfully test-fired an enhanced version of Babur cruise missile?
Answer: – D – Pakistan – Explanation – Pakistan Army has successfully test fired an enhanced version of an indigenously-designed Babur cruise missile. The missile incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and with high accuracy.
10. Recently PM Narendra Modi ranked which place among world’s 10 most powerful people according to Forbes?
Answer: – B – 9th – Explanation – The Forbes’ magazine’s annual list of World’s Most Powerful People was released on 14th December 2016. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ranked the top 10 most powerful people in the world. He was ranked at 9th place on the list of 74 people.
11. Recently which bank adopted two villages in Tripura to implement schemes in line of digital India programme?
A. Union Bank of India
B. United Bank of India
C. Syndicate Bank
D. Bank of Baroda
Answer: – A – Union Bank of India – Explanation – Kolkata based United Bank of India has adopted Patunagar and Sachindranagar Colony in the state of Tripura to implement schemes in the line of digital India program.UBI will make necessary steps to change the villages into truly cashless villages.
12. Recently which bank tied with Grofers to deliver cash at doorstep?
A. Bank of Baroda
B. Syndicate Bank
C. Yes Bank
D. Union Bank of India
Answer: – C – Yes Bank – Explanation –Yes Bank has tied-up with e-grocer Grofers to deliver cash at doorstep, allowing customers to get cash of up to Rs 2,000 when they order grocery online. The cash delivery service started operating from December 12, 2016, to all customers of bank across Mumbai, Gurgaon and Bengaluru. Other cities will be added to the list gradually.
13. Recently which badminton player won the BWF Most Improved Player award?
A. Lee Chong
B. Misaki Matsutomo
C. PV Sindhu
D. Ayaka Takahashi
Answer: – C – PV Sindhu – Explanation – Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu awarded with Badminton World Federation (BWF) Most Improved Player of the Year award at the Players’ Reception and Gala Dinner in Dubai on December 12, 2016.
14. Recently who elected as the president of Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI)?
A. Zayn Khan
B. Akbar Ebrahim
C. J Prithiviraj
D. Rafiq Khan
Answer: – B – Akbar Ebrahim – Explanation – Veteran Akbar Ebrahim has been elected as the president of Chennai based Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) at the FMSCI Annual General Meeting, which was held in Chennai on December 12, 2016. He will replace Zayn Khan.
15. Recently who wrote the book ‘Many Everests: An Inspiring Journey of Transforming Dream into Reality’?
A. Vikram Seth
B. Abul Fazal
C. Ravindra Kumar
D. S. Kohli
Answer: – C – Ravindra Kumar – Explanation –Ravindra Kumar, the first IAS officer as well as the first Seafarer of India, to climb the Mount Everest has written a motivational book for students, which was released by the Cabinet Secretary PKSinha on December 12, 2016 in New Delhi.