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REVISION CURRENT AFFAIRS OCT 2016 PART 1 for UPSC,SSC, BANK, RAILWAY and PSC EXAMS

REVISION CURRENT AFFAIRS OCT 2016 PART 1 for UPSC, SSC, BANK, RAILWAY and PSC EXAMS 


 International Monetary Fund, IMF, has said India is embarking on significant reforms and will grow at more than _____ per cent.
Answer: 7 per cent

 Who has been appointed as Executive Director of Indian Overseas Bank?
Answer: R Subramania Kumar

 The International Translation Day is being observed on 30th September across The world with the theme............?
Answer: Translation and Interpreting: Connecting Worlds

 Russian and Cuba have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of peaceful atomic energy use. The currency of Cuba is-
Answer: Peso

 According to HSBC, Inflation is likely to remain below the Reserve Bank's early 2017 target of ______ for the next 12 months, opening up space for monetary easing.
Answer: 5 per cent

 Name the player, who has smashed National records and became first Indian woman to cross 60m mark?
Answer: Annu Rani

 Which company have joined hands to announce a historic partnership on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning recently?
Answer: Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Amazon

 Which Metro is introducing a travel card facility for its Airport Express Line commuters that would allow them to avail a maximum of 10 trips on a concessional rate within 15 days (Starting October 1, 2016)?
Answer: Delhi Metro

 Who was honoured with the 29th Moortidevi Award 2015 for his novel Ananta Jeevanam?
Answer: Prof Kolakaluri Enoch

 The world's first child with genes from three people was born to a ________ couple.
Answer: Jordanian couple

 Name the Bangladeshi author, who had passed away in Dhaka recently?
Answer: Syed Shamsul Haq

 Which Coutry has colts put up a mesmerising performance against Bangladesh to win the U18 Asia Cup 2016 hockey tournament?
Answer: India

 The 2016 BRICS Labour & Employment Ministerial Meet was held in ___________ from September 27- 28, 2016 to deliberate on issues including job creation and social security for workers.
Answer: New Delhi

 The Union Cabinet has given its approval to ratify the Paris Agreement (on Climate Change) on Gandhi Jayanti i.e. on 2nd October 2016. The Paris Agreement was adopted by _________ nations in December 2015.
Answer: 185 Nations

 The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) has sought expanded mandate for appointing non-official directors and shape governance in PSBs. The present Chairman of the BBB is?
Answer: Vinod Rai

 The Centre has given a year extension to ______________ as the Chairman of State Bank of India, first time in the history of the country's largest lender.
Answer: Arundhati Bhattacharya

 Which country has officially postponed the 8-nation SAARC summit 2016 , after 5 countries dropped out of it?
Answer: Pakistan

 Every year 1st October is observed as International day of Older Persons (IDOP). This year (2016), the theme is......?
Answer: Take a Stand Against Ageism

 Name the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, who will be the chief guest at the 2017 Republic Day parade, India?
Answer: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

  Indian golfer _________ won his 6th Asian Tour title, winning the Korea Open 2016 in Incheon,South Korea.
Answer: Gaganjeet Bhullar

 On 2nd october 2016 (The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi), India formally joined the Paris Climate Change Agreement by submitting its instrument of ratification in New York (UN Headquarter). India became the ___________ country to ratify the agreement.
Answer: 62nd

 Which state has become the first state in the country to implement Direct Benefit Transfer in Kerosene?
Answer: Jharkhand

  The BRICS Business Council will also be simultaneously held in New Delhi on October 13-14, while the first BRICS trade fair, focussing on 20 key sectors, will be hosted in.............?
Answer: Goa

 Lee Hsien Loong, who visited New Delhi recently, is the present Prime Minister of........?
Answer: Singapore

 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, CCEA gave nod to acquisition of how much per cent stake in Russian oil company JSC Vankorneft, by ONGC Videsh Limited, OVL for 930 million dollars?
Answer: 11 per cent

 Which country and India signed three agreements, including two in the area of skill development, following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it's Premier Lee Hsien Loong, who is on a visit to India?
Answer: Singapore

 Name the Malayali Sculptor artist, who passed away recently?
Answer: Yusuf Arakkal

 India's latest communication satellite ____________ was successfully launched early by a heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana.
Answer: GSAT-18

 Which country and India have shared their concerns at the spread of cross-border terrorism in the region recently?
Answer: Sri Lanka

 Antonio Guterres is poised to become the next Secretary General of the United Nations after the Security Council declared him to be the unanimous choice in the sixth straw poll. He was the former Prime Minister of which country?
Answer: Portugal

 The Government has decided to raise the Employees Provident Fund ( EPF) investment in Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) from present 5 per cent to ...........?
Answer: 10 per cent


 Which Airport has been awarded as "Best Tourist Friendly Airport" under the category for "State Annual Excellence Awards (2015-16)" by Andhra Pradesh Tourism?
Answer: Tirupati Airport

 Who will be joining Aditya Birla Retail as chief executive officer (CEO)?
Answer: Mohit Kampani

 Which state/UT has launched a mobile application for senior citizens to enable them to reach out to the police quickly in emergency situations.
Answer: Delhi

 Who has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Guinea recently?
Answer: R Ravindra

 Who has received the 2016 Noble Prize for Medicine?
Answer: Yoshinori Ohsumi, Japan

 After the recent reduction in interest rate for small savings schemes by the govt for the Oct-Dec quarter of 2016-17, what is the new interest rate for Five-Year Senior Citizens Savings Scheme?
Answer: 8.5 per cent

  Name the 16-year-old Indian-origin South African teen, who has won a $50,000 scholarship, the grand prize at the annual Google Science Fair for her work using orange peel to develop a cheaper "super-absorbent material" that helps soil retain water.
Answer: Kiara Nirghin

 World Space Week is an annual event that is observed from 4 - 10 October every year in various parts of the world including Europe and Asia. World Space Week, 2016 is being observed with theme..............?
Answer: Remote Sensing: Enabling our Future

 Who has resigned as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prasar Bharati Corporation?
Answer: Jawhar Sircar

 The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has decided that businesses in rest of India (excluding those in Northeastern and hill states) with annual turnover below _______ would be out of the GST net.
Answer: Rs 20 lakh

 As decided by the RBI, the statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) of banks will come down 0.25 per cent every quarter till Jan 2017. What is the present SLR?
Answer: 20.75 per cent

 In which of the following city, the annual India Economic Summit has begun?
Answer: New Delhi

 The Union Finance Ministry has set up a PDMC to streamline government borrowings and better cash management with the overall objective of deepening bond markets. PDMC stands for?
Answer: Public Debt Management Cell

 The World Teachers' Day (WTD) 2016 is being observed across the world on 5 October. The theme for the World Teachers' Day 2016 is ................?
Answer: Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status


 Which city has been conferred with the title of the 'Cleanest Tourist Destination' in India by the Ministry of Tourism?
Answer: Gangtok, Sikkim

 The Centre has constituted a four-member Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) under the Chairmanship of..........?
Answer: MS Sahoo

Who had became the first Indian to complete the Spartathlon, widely described as the "world's toughest race"?
Answer: Kieren Dsouza

 Young filmmaker Katyayan Shivpuri, from Maharashtra, has won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival (SBSFF) for his work in................?
Answer: Murga

  Which two states were declared Open Defecation Free on the birth anniversary of the 'Father of the Nation' (Mahatama Gandhi)?
Answer: Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh

 The Union Govt has appointed S Sivakumar as a full-time Member of the 21st Law Commission of India. The chairman of the Commission is...........?
Answer: Balbir Singh Chauhan

 Name the eminent Carnatic vocalist and playback singer, who has now the brand ambassador of its ambitious 'Haritha Keralam' (Green Kerala) project.
Answer: K J Yesudas

  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to cut its key policy rate, or the repo rate, by 25 basis points in 4th Bi-monthly Policy Statement for the year 2016-17. what is the current Repo Rate? 
Answer: 6.25 per cent

 Human Resources Development Ministry has decided to set up a three-member committee to examine the causes behind large number of seats remaining vacant in leading technical institutes including the IITs and the NITs this year. The committee, which will be headed by?
Answer: Partha Pratim Chakraborty

 Who have received the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2016 for their discovery of a mathematical framework in the field of topography?
Answer: David J Thouless, Duncan M Haldane and J Michael Kosterlitz

 Who has been appointed Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite (Knight in the National Order of Merit), one of the highest civilian recognitions of the French govt.
Answer: Prajna Chowta

 Fiscal deficit in the first five months of the current fiscal stood at Rs 4.08 lakh cr, which was _______ of Budget estimates for 2016-17.
Answer: 76.4 per cent

 The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of country's first Medipark by public sector undertaking HLL Lifecare which will come up in.........?
Answer: Chennai

 Which technology firm launched a new premium smartphone named 'Pixel' which will rival with the likes of Apple and Samsung?
Answer: Google

 The National Ayurveda Day was recently observed on-
Answer: 28 October

 Chief Minister Pema Khandu flagged off a 10-member all-women Mt Gorichen Expedition led by Anshu Jamsempa. Pema Khandu is the present Chief Minister of which among the following North-Eastern states?
Answer: Arunachal Pradesh

 900-year-old Rani ki Vav (the Queen's Stepwell) has been named as the 'Cleanest Cultural Heritage Site' in the nation. Rani ki Vav is located at which among the following states?
Answer: Gujarat

 Which District has been declared as the cleanest district in the very first survey of sanitation standards which was conducted in 75 districts of rural India?
Answer: Sindhudurg, Maharashtra

 Which international airport of India has become the first carbon neutral airport in Asia-Pacific?
Answer: Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi

 Which private sector bank has announced that it had picked up 9.99 per cent stake in Varanasi-based Utkarsh Microfinance Ltd besides inking an MoU to offer its product portfolio to Utkarsh customers?
Answer: RBL Bank

 Which country has gone top of the ICC Test rankings after their victory against New Zealand?
Answer: India

 The Odisha government has decided to facilitate the stay of tourists and pilgrims coming to Puri from other states. Who is the present Chief Minister Odisha?
Answer: Naveen Patnaik

  The World Bank has said, India's GDP growth will remain strong at _______ percent in 2016 and _______ percent in 2017 respectively. 
Answer: 7.6 percent, 7.7 percent

 Which state's wildlife wing of forest Department is celebrating wildlife week recently(the aim is to create awareness among people on the protection of wildlife)?
Answer: Himachal Pradesh

 Who has been awarded the 2016 John F. Richards Prize for her book Ashoka in Ancient India?
Answer: Nayanjot Lahiri

 Who has been appointed as the next chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)?
Answer:Sushil Chandra

 The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has launched the Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS). It was launched by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways. Who is present Union Road Transport and Highways Minister in India?
Answer: Nitin Gadkari

 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised projections for India's economic growth to ______ for 2016-17.
Answer: 7.6%

 The Union Govt has made Aadhaar card mandatory for availing cooking gas (LPG) subsidies after Nov 2016. The Aadhaar is a ______ unique number issued by the UIDAI.
Answer: 12-digit

 Name the Social networking site, which is collaborating with the Election Commission of India in five states which are going to polls next year?
Answer: Facebook

 Which city were felicitated for 'Clean Cities in million plus population category?
Answer: Chandigarh and Mysore

 Who has taken over as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of state-run Power Finance Corporation (PFC) with immediate effect?
Answer: Rajeev Sharma

 In which city technology giant Microsoft has launched its first full-scale Cybersecurity Engagement Center (CSEC)?
Answer: New Delhi

 Name the Public Sector Banks of India, which has announced its entry into Myanmar by opening a branch in the capital city of Yangon, becoming the first domestic lender to do so?
Answer: State Bank of India

Who has won the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix held at the Sepang International Circuit in Selangor, Malaysia?
Answer: Daniel Ricciardo

 A new World Bank study on poverty and shared prosperity says that extreme poverty worldwide continues to fall despite the lethargic state of the global economy. World Bank target of ending extreme poverty by............?
Answer: 2030

 At which place, the first edition of the BRICS Under-17 Football tournament has begun?
Answer: Goa, India

 Who is the new CEO Of Reliance Nippon Life Insurance?
Answer:  Ashish Vohra

 Dassault Aviation has entered into a partnership with Reliance group to execute offsets for the recently concluded deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets. Dassault Aviation is an international aircraft manufacturer of which country?
Answer: France

 The Union Cabinet gave its approval for the signing of MoU between India and ______ in the field of water resources.
Answer: European Union

 Who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2016 for developing molecular machine?
Answer: Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa

 Ranil Wickramasinghe is the present Prime Minister of Which country?
Answer: Sri Lanka

 Name the Social networking site, which is collaborating with the Election Commission of India in five states which are going to polls next year?
Answer:Facebook

 The International Astronautical Federation's renowned space scientist _________ has been inducted into its Hall of Fame for his contribution to development of India's space technology.
Answer:  UR Rao

 Name the Ingian girl, Who has won the girls' U-16 title at the World Youth Chess Championship in Russia.
Answer: Aakanksha Hagawane

 At which city the first BRICS Trade Fair and Exhibition has began?
Answer: New Delhi, India

Nearly two-and-half years after it came into existence as India's 29th state, __________ map was redrawn on 11 October 2016 with the creation of 21 new districts.
Answer: Telangana

 Name the actress-turned-author, who has shared the first look of her second book titled 'The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad'.
Answer: Twinkle Khanna

 The central bank of which country has ordered shutting down of Falcon bank unit over Malaysia's 1MDB scam recently?
Answer: Singapore

 The Paris Agreement on climate change has enter into force on __________ this year, as enough countries have signed onto the landmark accord.
Answer: 04th November

 Every Nobel Prize in 2016 will be worth 8 million krona, or about $930,000. Krona is the currency of-
Answer: Sweden

 Name the Pune-based innovator, who has been awarded the the Excellence in Technical Innovation by the International Society of Automation.
Answer: Satish Pathak

 The First World Tsunami Awareness Day has been observed on ________ during the upcoming Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016.
Answer: November 05

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