29, 30, 31 May 2016 Current Affairs MCQs

29, 30, 31 May 2016 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for May 2016Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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27, 28 May 2016 Current Affairs MCQs

27, 28 May 2016 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for May 2016Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 27, 28 May 2016 :
Name a week long initiative launched by the Ministry of Railways to showcase achievements during last two years.
A. Rail Humsafar Saptaah
B. Rail Humsafar Hafta
C. Week of Rail Humsafar
D. None of the above
Answer: A
Explanation: Union Ministry of Railways has launched Rail Humsafar Saptaah, a week-long initiative to highlight significant achievements made by Indian Railways in all spheres. The Rail Humsafar Saptaah starting on 26th May 2016 will conclude on 1st June 2016. The week-long initiative coincides with completion of two years of NDA Government at Centre.

RBI asked banks to upgrade ATMs to prevent the following:
A. Skimming and cloning of debit cards
B. Skimming and cloning of credit cards
C. Both of the above
D. Neither of the above
Answer: C
Explanation: RBI asks banks to upgrade ATMs to prevent cloning of cards. RBI on May 26 directed banks to upgrade all ATMs by September 2017 with additional safety measures to prevent skimming and cloning of debit and credit cards. Contact Chip processing of EMV Chip and PIN cards at ATMs would not only enhance the safety and security of transactions at ATMs but also facilitate preparedness of the banks for the proposed 'EMV Liability Shift' for ATM transactions

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd recently acquired the rights of which of the following fashion retail brands?
A. Nalli
B. Mufti
C. Fashion Street
D. Forever 21
Answer: D
Explanation: Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (ABFRL) on 25th May said it is acquiring the online and offline rights of American fast-fashion brand Forever 21 in the Indian market, third time the US fashion brand is changing its India partner. "The Board of Directors of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited ['ABFRL'] today in-principally approved a proposal to enter into a Binding Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] with Forever 21 to acquire its exclusive online and offline rights to the global brand - Forever 21, for the Indian market and its existing store network in India from the current franchisee," a statement from Aditya Birla Fashion said.

Name the noted Marathi literary critic who died on 27 May 2016.
A. RK Sharma
B. RG Jadhav
C. C Raghavendra
D. None of These
Answer: B
Explanation: Noted Marathi critic and litterateur R G Jadhav passed away at his residence here this morning following prolonged illness. He was 83. Born on August 24, 1932, at Vadodara in Gujarat, Jadhav served as a professor of Marathi literature in various colleges, including one in Amravati, Elphinstone College in Mumbai, and also at Milind College in Aurangabad. Jadhav presided over Marathi Sahitya Sammelan held at Aurangabad in 2004 and worked as chief editor of Marathi Vishwakosha between 2000 and 2002.


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Rail Humsafar Saptaah

Union Ministry of Railways has launched Rail Humsafar Saptaah, a week-long initiative to highlight significant achievements made by Indian Railways in all spheres. The Rail Humsafar Saptaah starting on 26th May 2016 will conclude on 1st June 2016. The week-long initiative coincides with completion of two years of NDA Government at Centre. Each day of the Rail Humsafar Saptaah will focus on a particular theme and the days have been named as:

  • 26th May (Swachchta Diwas): On this day Intensive Cleanliness Drive will be undertaken on all the Stations and in Trains. 
  • 27th May (Satkar Diwas): On this day, officers would be deputed to inspect all drinking water facilities and catering establishments at stations and in trains. Advertisement 
  • 28th May (Sewa Diwas): On this day, each train would be monitored by nominated officer who travel by these trains and interact with passengers in all classes. He will ensure that amenities, as required, are provided and grievances of passengers are redressed. 
  • 29th May (Satarkata Diwas): It will be observed as punctuality day and ticket checking drive would be undertaken across the Zonal Railways. 
  • 30th May (Saamanjasya Diwas): Representatives of recognized unions will undertake cleanliness drive in the railway colonies and also for their upkeep and maintenance. Each Zonal Railways will plant at least 1000 trees especially in the railway colonies and other premises.
  • 31st May (Sanyojan Diwas): on this day all DRMs and GMs will hold meetings and organize seminars with all Major Freight Traffic Customers. They will advise them about the various reforms and policy initiatives on the freight traffic side. 1st June (Sanchaar Diwas): All DRMs and GMs would review various activities under taken during the week.

25, 26 May 2016 Current Affairs MCQs

25, 26 May 2016 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for May 2016Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 25, 26 May 2016 :
Which company has merged with rival in home tech support company Geekatoo?
A. HelloTechnologies
B. HelloTech
C. SkyTech
D. MetTech
Answer: A
Explanation: Los Angeles-based startup HelloTech and rival in-home tech support company Geekatoo said that they had merged, in a sign of consolidation in the hotly competitive on-demand sector.HelloTech will combine its network of about 150 college students who provide on-demand tech repair to Southern California consumers with Geekatoo's US network of about 5,000 technicians, the companies said in a joint statement.

Which scientist has been appointed as NPCIL CMD?
A. VK Sharma
B. AK Sharma
C. JK Sharma
D. SK Sharma
Answer: D
Explanation: Renowned scientist S K Sharma on 23 May 2016 was appointed the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). Sharma will be responsible for design, construction, commissioning and operation of nuclear power reactors. He has been appointed to the new post for a period of five years.

IDB has announced the first branch in which Indian city?
A. Ahmedabad
B. Alipore
C. Agartala
D. None of the above
Answer: A
Explanation: Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in May 2016 announced to open its first branch in India at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. IDB is headquartered at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The plans to set up the branch at Gujarat is part of MoU signed between India’s EXIM Bank and IDB during Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE) in April 2016.

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Pinarayi Vijayan to be sworn-in as Kerala CM today

Veteran CPI-M leader Pinarayi Vijayan will be sworn-in as Chief Minister of Kerala on Wednesday. Governor P Sathasivam will also administer the oath of office and secrecy to 18 ministers in Thiruvananthapuram at 4 PM. 
Most of the ministers to be sworn-in this evening are new faces. According to the list of ministers released by CPI-M Kerala State Committee, eight MLAs are becoming ministers for the first time.  CPI(M)-led left Democratic Front (LDF) came back to power in Kerala after 5 years, winning 91 seats in the 140 member Assembly, while UDF won 47 seats. 

India successfully launches its own 'Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD)

ISRO successfully flight tested India’s first winged body aerospace vehicle operating in hypersonic flight regime.  In this experimental mission, the HS9 solid rocket booster carrying RLV-TD lifted off from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota at 07:00 hr IST. After a successful flight of 91.1 second, HS9 burn out occurred, following which both HS9 and RLV-TD mounted on its top coasted to a height of about 56 km. At that height, RLV-TD separated from HS9 booster and further ascended to a height of about 65 km. 
From that peak altitude of 65 km, RLV-TD began its descent followed by atmospheric re-entry at around Mach 5 (five times the speed of sound). The vehicle’s Navigation, Guidance and Control system accurately steered the vehicle during this phase for safe descent. After successfully surviving a high temperatures of re-entry with the help of its Thermal Protection System (TPS), RLV-TD successfully glided down to the defined landing spot over Bay of Bengal, at a distance of about 450 km from Sriharikota, thereby fulfilling its mission objectives. The vehicle was successfully tracked during its flight from ground stations at Sriharikota and a shipborne terminal. Total flight duration from launch to landing of this mission of the delta winged RLV-TD, lasted for about 770 seconds.  In this flight, critical technologies such as autonomous navigation, guidance & control, reusable thermal protection system and re-entry mission management have been successfully validated.  ISRO acknowledges the support of Indian Coast Guard and National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) for the mid-sea wind measurement and shipborne telemetry respectively in this mission. 

23, 24 May 2016 Current Affairs MCQs

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Current Affairs Questions on 23, 24 May 2016 :
 India and which country inked 12 agreements during PM Modi’s visit there in May 2016?
A. Iran
B. Iraq
C. Afghanistan
D. Pakistan
Answer: A
Explanation:  India and Iran have inked a dozen agreements ranging from contract to developing strategic Chahabar port to an initial pact to establish an aluminium plant and one on railways line to give India access to Central Asia and Afghanistan. 12 agreements and MoUs signed during the PM’s visit to Iran have deepened bilateral ties in diverse fields. Main agreement signed was a contract for development of Phase I of the Chabahar port on southern coast of Iran by an Indian joint venture. Also an agreement to provide USD 150 million credit line was signed by Exim Bank of India. IRCON signed an initial agreement to lay a rail line from Chabahar port to Zahedan, while state-owned Nalco signed an MoU to look at possibility of setting up a 0.5 million tonne aluminium smelter at Chabahar free trade zone provided Iran gives cheap natural gas.

Which country’s former president has been granted refugee status by the UK in May 2016?
A. Myanmar
B. Sri Lanka
C. Bangladesh
D. Maldives
Answer: D
Explanation:  Former Maldives President Mohamad Nasheed, who was allowed to travel to London to seek medical treatment by the government of President Abdulla Yameen in January 2016, has been granted refugee status by the United Kingdom on 23rd May, 2016. The former President – the first democratically elected head of state of the troubled island nation – was convicted and jailed in the Maldives in 2012 after a trial that attracted international criticism, including from the United Nations Group on Arbitrary Detention.

During May 2016 who was appointed as the Principal Adviser for social sector in NITI Aayog?
A. Anurag Patel
B. Raman Sinha
C. Ratan P. Watal
D. Rajat Sharma
Answer: C
Explanation: Former Finance Secretary Ratan P. Watal was appointed as the Principal Adviser for social sector in NITI Aayog. His appointment will for 3 years. Watal, a retired IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, had been Finance Secretary between August 2015 and April 2016. His appointment came a fortnight after his two-month extended tenure ended in April. He was to retire in February. However, Watal later got a two-month extension as the Finance Secretary.

Which countries signed a three way transit agreement on Chabahar with India?
A. Bangladesh, Iran
B. Afghanistan, Iran
C. Pakistan, Iran
D. None of the above
Answer: B
Explanation: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 23rd May 2016 signed a three-way transit agreement on Iran's southern port of Chabahar. The accord, which calls for joint investments, will significantly boost the role of the undertapped port of Chabahar, connecting Iran through India and Afghanistan to central Asia, the Iranian presidency said on its website.

President signs NEET ordinance

President Pranab Mukherjee has signed the ordinance amends the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and says that NEET will be universal from 2017-18 for both undergraduate and postgraduate admissions. A year's relaxation is being granted only to state governments to address their concerns over variance in CBSE and state board syllabi, and difference in the language in which the central test is held. 
The Supreme Court in April and again on May 9 had given the green signal for the CBSE to hold the National Eligibility Entrance Test 2016-17 in two phases, May 1 and July 24. More than 6 lakh students appeared for NEET under the first phase on May 1.  However, with apprehensions being raised by some states, which had not placed their cases adequately before the Apex Court, the issue of NEET echoed in Parliament. The concerned states approached the centre with their problems and an all-party meeting was convened on May 16 to discuss the issue. Most states expressed their favour of NEET in principle, but had some logistical issues in implementing it from the current year.