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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.