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Current Affairs August
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Highlights of latest Current Affairs
  • Theresa May takes over as second woman Prime Minister of United Kingdom.
  • INS India, base depot ship of Indian Navy at New Delhi celebrates Platinum Jubilee.
  • Union Government Arvind Subramanian committee to tackle the shortage of pulses.
  • China has no historic rights over South China Sea: Hague Tribunal.
  • Union Government notifies AADHAR Act giving UIDAI legal basis.
  • SC orders restoration of Congress Government in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Union Cabinet clears President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • D Rajkumar appointed as CMD of BPCL.
  • Indian Navy’s Marine Commandos’ base INS Karna commissioned.
  • Bangladesh, India sign agreement for joint coal fired power plant.
  • SBI inks MoU with IIT Bombay to promote startups in financial sector.
  • Pokhara-New Delhi direct bus service launched.
  • Mahindra Aerostructures bags supply contract from Airbus.
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National Current Affairs 2016
  • Union Government launches Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight.
  • India, Kenya ink seven agreements to deepen and expand cooperation.
  • Second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant gets operational.
  • Security forces cannot use excessive force in AFSPA areas: Supreme Court.
  • Union Government constitutes cyber cell to check online abuse and harassment of women.
  • India sets up apparel training centre in Kaduna, Nigeria.
  • Union Government launches KVK portal for monitoring of farm centres.
  • India, South Africa sign MoUs in four areas of co-operation.

Banking Current Affairs 2016
  • SBI launches SBI Mingle, a social media banking platform.
  • Sudarshan Sen appointed Executive Director of RBI.
  • SBI secures $625 million from World Bank for solar program.
  • Banking Current Affairs 2016 RIL, SBI ink Subscription and Shareholders’ Agreement for payments bank JV.
  • NS Vishwanathan appointed as deputy governor of RBI.
  • AIIB approves first loans for projects in four countries.
Science And Technology Current Affairs 2016
  • Second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant gets operational.
  • DRDO inks MoA with IITs for Centre for Propulsion Technology.
  • Astronomers discover HD 131399Ab, planet with three suns.
  • July 6: World Zoonoses Day.
  • NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully begins orbit of Jupiter.
  • TRAI launches Myspeed App to measure real time mobile internet speed.
  • NASA extends New Horizons mission.
  • JNPT becomes first Indian port to implement logistics data tagging of containers.
  • Researchers build super-sensitive e-nose.
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Sports Current Affairs 2016
  • Portugal wins 2016 UEFA European football championship.
  • Winners of 2016 Wimbledon Championships of Tennis.
  • Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 British Grand Prix of F1.
  • Para swimmer Niranjan Mukundan wins eight medals in 2016 IWAS World Games.
  • B.Sai Praneeth wins 2016 Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton title.
  • Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian footballer to play in Europa League.
  • Amul to officially sponsor Indian contingent at Rio Olympics 2016.
Environment Current Affairs 2016
  • NBAGR confers rare and singular species genetic recognition tag to Kendrapara sheep.
  • IUCN declares Bornean orangutan critically endangered.
  • Namami Gange projects for cleaning river Ganga launched.
  • Environment Current Affairs Union Government launches National Green Highways Mission.
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Latest GK Question & Answer

Q. 01: Which state government will introduce online filing of Performance Appraisal Report (PAR) through SPARROW for its IPS officers?
  1. Jammu & Kashmir
  2. Haryana
  3. Odisha
  4. Uttar Pradesh
Ans:  2

Q. 02: Who has become the first woman Chief Justice of Nepal?
  1. Kalyani Shrestha
  2. Nirjala Nagendra
  3. Sushila Karki
  4. Mridula Upadhyaya
Ans. 3


Q. 03: The book “The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable” has been authored by whom?
  1. Amrish Tripathi
  2. Tabish Khair
  3. Amitav Ghosh
  4. Nitin Gokhale
Ans. 1

Q. 04: "International Yoga Day" celebrates on -
1. 5th June
2. 20th June
3. 21st June
4. 22nd June

Ans:  3

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Q. 05: "Love @ Facebook" is written by -
1. Hindol Sengupta
2. Nikita Singh
3. Chetan Bhagat
4. Anurag Mathur

Ans:  2

Q. 06: Unsorted transaction that can used to immediately update database is called -
1. Direct database access
2. Sequential database access
3. Alternate database access
4. Instance database access

Ans:  4


Q. 07: The Kharchi Puja festival has started in which state of India?
  1. West Bengal
  2. Tripura
  3. Odisha
  4. Tamil Nadu
Ans. 2

Q.08: Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL)?
  1. D Rajkumar
  2. Utpal Bora  
  3. M Rajeshwari
  4. S Varadarajan
Ans. 1


Q. 09: Radio Carbon Dating is use to estimate age of -
  1. Soil
  2. Monuments
  3. Fossils
  4. Rocks
Ans:  3

Q. 10: Male mosquitoes take their food from -
  1. The human blood
  2. The standing water
  3. The sap of plants
  4. The dung and other debris
Ans:  3
Q. 11: What is the meaning of word 'Sangam' in the Sangam Age?
  1. Royal Court
  2. Assembly of poets
  3. Assembly of religious leaders
  4. Meeting of rivers
Ans:  2
Q. 12: Which of the following lakes is situated on West Coast of India?
  1. Astamudi
  2. Chilka
  3. Pulicat
  4. Kolleru
Ans:  1


Q. 13: GIS stands for -
  1. Geographical Integrated System
  2. Geographical Information System
  3. Geometrical Integrated System
  4. General Immunity System
Ans:  2

Q. 14: National AIDS research Institute is at -
  1. Chennai
  2. New Delhi
  3. Mumbai
  4. Pune
Ans:  4

Q. 15: Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
  1. Vitamin B - Pyridoxine
  2. Vitamin C - Ascorbic acid
  3. Vitamin E - Alphatocopherol
  4. Vitamin D - Sunshine
Ans:  4


Q. 16: The union government has approved Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Policy for ____?
  1. New Delhi
  2. Tripura
  3. Sikkim
  4. Haryana
Ans:  1

Q. 17: When and where was All India Kisan Sabha formed?
  1. 1935 - Bombay
  2. 1942 - Kanpur
  3. 1938 - Calcutta
  4. 1936 - Lucknow
Ans:  4

Q. 18: Which of following feature of Indian constitution was borrowed from U.S.A.?
  1. Rule of law
  2. Fundamental Right
  3. Rigid Constitution
  4. Directive principles of state policy
Ans:  2

Q. 19: The parliament is empowered to make laws on any subject of state list during -
  1. Election
  2. War
  3. Agitation
  4. Emergency
Ans:  4


Q. 20: In Union Budget, GDP growth rate for year 2015-16 has been projected at -
  1. 8.0 - 8.5%
  2. 7.0 - 7.5%
  3. 7.5 - 8.0%
  4. 8.5 - 9.0%
Ans:  1

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