1 . Which is the first state to sign an MoU with AAI to develop 10 airports under Regional Connectivity Scheme ?
Ans : (B)Description : Maharashtra Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Union Civil Aviation Ministry and Airports Authority of India (AAI) to develop 10 airports as part of the Centre’s Regional Connectivity Scheme. The MoU was signed in the presence of Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
2 . What is India's position in New World Wealth Report 2016 ?
Ans : (C)Description : As per the rankings in the report, India is the seventh richest country in the world with a total individual wealth of 5.6 trillion US dollars. The United States topped the list with total individual wealth held at 48900 billion US dollars.
3 . Who has launched the Akashvani Maitree channel ?
a) Narendra Modi
b) Pranab Mukharjee
c) Smriti Irani
d) Mamta Banerjee
Ans : (B)Description : India state radio broadcaster\'s Akashvani Maitree Channel, a special Bengali channel targeted at the Bengali-speaking audience of India, Bangladesh and in other countries, was launched by President Pranab Mukherjee. The initiative will provide a platform for blending content both from India and Bangladesh and preserving Bengali culture. It will be broadcast from a state-of-the-art brand new high power 1000Kw DRM transmitter.
4 . Minister of state , Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the BRICS meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction in _________.
Ans : (D)Description : Union minister of state for home, Kiren Rijiju addressed that BRICS countries were striving to set up a joint task force on disaster management as a permanent forum for regular dialogue, mutual support among the member nations. All the five BRICS countries are parties to the adoption of the Sendai Framework for DRR in March, 2015 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015. A number of SDGs have specific targets related to Disaster Risk Management (DRM).
5 . Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust signed what amount of ECB agreement with SBI and Development Bank of Singapore ?
a) $200 Million
b) $400 Million
c) $600 Million
d) $800 Million
Ans : (B)Description : India’s premier container port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Navi Mumbai has signed 400 Million US Dollar agreement with State Bank of India (SBI) and Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) for External Commercial Borrowing (ECB).The agreement was signed by JNPT officials in the presence of the Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
6 . Who is the new independent director on the board of India Post Payment Banks (IPPB)?
a) R S Sodhi
b) Dibya Shankar Padhi
c) Pritpal Singh
d) V S Eyer
Ans : (A)Description : R S Sodhi, the Managing Director of Amul, has been appointed as the new independent director on the board of India Post Payment Banks (IPPB), the payments bank arm of postal department. He is one of the 5 independent members to be appointed on the board, which is set to be operational in March 2017. The payments bank allows mobile firms, supermarket chains and others to cater to banking requirements of individuals and small businesses. It will be set up as a differentiated bank and will confine its activities to acceptance of demand deposits, remittance services, Internet banking and other specified services.
7 . ________ who passed away recently was Singapore's longest serving president.
a) Ong Teng Cheong
b) Tony Tan
c) Sellapan Ramanathan
d) Non of these
Ans : (C)Description : Sellapan Ramanathan, Singapore’s sixth and longest serving president, died on 22nd August at 92. Widely called SR Nathan, he was hospitalised in critical condition after a stroke on July 31It was his second stroke in less than two years. He served two terms as Singapore’s head of state from 1999 to 2011 before being succeeded by Tony Tan Keng Yam>Ramanathan started work without completing studied to settle family debts. He held many public service posts and occupied the highest office in the land.