Saturday, 9 April 2016

"The Hindu" Current Affairs for SBI Exam and NABARD Exam

Q.1. Name the country which is the sixth largest military spender in 2015 having spent $51.3 billion even as the world spent  $1,676 billion reversing a global trend which was on the decline since 2011., as per the latest report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Answer: India

Q.2. The Centre informed the Supreme Court that how much amount will be released to States within a week to run the MGNREGA programme, especially to generate employment in drought-hit areas?

Answer. Rs. 11,030 crores

Q.3. Name the wife of senior BJP leader L K Advani who died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) due to cardiac arrest?

Answer. Kamla Advani

Q.4. Who hav been appointed as the new PM of Iceland?

Answer. Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson

Q.5. Who will be appointed as the new director of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association  (TNCA) Academy for a period of two years?

Answer. D. Vasu 

Q.6. The Labour Ministry has proposed a minimum monthly income of how much amount for contract workers, evoking strong reactions from the industry?

Answer. Rs.10,000 

Q.7. ITC Limited and with which company have signed agreements extending their partnership for 11 ITC Luxury Collection hotels and one hotel under the Sheraton brand?

Answer. Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Q.8. Who has topped the list of Forbes’ “Asia 50 Power Businesswomen 2016” list, which acknowledges the inroads women are making in the business world, despite gender inequalities?

Answer. Reliance Industries director Nita Ambani

Q.9. Which company plans to invest $2 billion (over Rs.13,000 crores) in India?

Answer. American Tower Corporation (ATC)

Q.10.Former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who had lost his post after being accused of corruption, is back in a prominent role as the BJP's unit president of which state?


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