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Current Affairs Questions on 29, 30, 31 May 2016 :
Which lunar probe will be send to the moon to return with samples in the second half of 2017, by China?
A. Chang’i 2
B. Chang’e 4
C. Chang’i 6
D. Chang’e 5
Answer: D
Explanation:  China will send lunar probe to Chang’e 5 to land on the moon and return with samples in the second half of 2017 according to officials. SASTIND or State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence has said this is the first time a Chinese probe will land on the moon, collect samples and return to earth. This marks the third stage of the lunar exploration endeavour by China. Beijing also aims to be the first to launch a probe on the far side of the moon. China will also unveil new generation of Long March 5 and 7 in 2016, along with other new satellites and space labs.

The number of states that signed the ‘24x7 Power For All’ Documents as on 27 May 2016.
A. 18 States
B. 28 States
C. 22 States
D. 10 States
Answer: D
Explanation:  Lakshadweep became first Union Territory (UT) to sign “24x7 Power for All” document. The Government of India is committed to improve the quality of life of its citizens through higher electricity consumption. Our aim is to provide each household access to electricity, 24x7 Power supply by 2019. The ‘Power for All’ programme is a major step in this direction. Government of India have taken a joint initiative with respective State Governments for preparation of State specific documents for providing 24x7 power supply to all households /homes, industrial & commercial consumers and adequate supply of power to Agricultural consumers as per state policy. As on date, because of the joint efforts of State Governments and Government of India, 22 States have already signed the ‘24x7 Power For All’ Documents. Implementation of the plan envisaged in the document is under progress, which is being jointly monitored by the State and the Central Government. Successful implementation of these plans will ensure eliable and affordable power round the clock to all the consumers.

Microsoft and which social media site have joined hands to built a subsea cable across the Atlantic Ocean?
A. Facebook
B. Twitter
C. Pinterest
D. Instagram
Answer: A
Explanation: Microsoft and Facebook have joined hands to build a new, state of the art subsea cable across the Atlantic Ocean to help meet growing demand for high speed, reliable connections for online and cloud services. The MAREA cable spanning 6600 km will be the highest capacity subsea cable to cover the Atlantic. 8 fibre pairs and an initial estimated design capacity of 160 tbps will be features of this cable, a company statement said. Construction of the cable will commence in August 2016 and expected to be completed in October 2017.

Who is winner of IPL 2016 ?
A. Mumbai Indians
B. Sunrisers Hyderabad
C. Royal Challengers Bangalore
D. Kolkata Knight Riders
Answer: B
Explanation:  Sunrisers Hyderbad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs to clinch their maiden IPL title at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. David Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad to a maiden Indian Premier League title on Sunday after the bowlers derailed Royal Challengers Bangalore’s chase to fashion an eight-run victory. Warner (69) led from the front, top-scoring for his side to steer Hyderabad to 208 for seven after opting to bat at Bangalore’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium. The Australian then returned to marshal his bowlers, who staged a stunning comeback after Chris Gayle (76) and Virat Kohli (54) had threatened to take the game away. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the highest wicket-taker in this year’s competition, conceded only nine runs in the final over to dash Bangalore’s hopes of being third time lucky in the final of the Twenty20 competition.

Name the Formula One driver who won the 2016 Monaco F1 Grand Prix.
A. Lewis Hamilton
B. Daniel Ricciardo
C. Nico Rosberg
D. None of the above
Answer: A
Explanation: Lewis Hamilton wins epic Monaco Grand Prix 2016 over Daniel Ricciardo. Hamilton's first win this year cut his deficit to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, who finished seventh, to 24 points. The world champion benefited from a slow pit stop for Ricciardo but also from his own brave call to delay a tyre change on a drying track until he could go straight to slick tyres. He then had to defend from Ricciardo for 45 laps to win.

Which Asian Games discus thrower has qualified for Rio Olympics?
A. Deema Punia
B. Anita Punia
C. Seema Punia
D. None of the above
Answer: C
Explanation: Asian Games discus throw gold medal winner Seema Punia on 29 May 2016 qualified for the Rio Olympics with a 62.62m effort at the Pat Young's Throwers Classic 2016 at Salinas in the United States. Punia crossed the Rio Games qualification standard of 61.00m at the Hartnell College Throwers Complex.

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