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Important Current Affairs for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2016 PDF Download Part- 1

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1. Name the Columnist and author of India who on 1 March 2016 was chosen for the 2016 Windham-Campbell Prize.
1) Jug Suraiya
2) Shekhar Gupta
3) Tavleen Singh
4) Jerry Pinto

5) None of these


2. 2016 Windham-Campbell Prizes were announced at Yale University announced in March 2016. Who of the following was chosen for the award in the Drama category?
1) Jerry Pinto
2) Abbie Spallen
3) Hilton Als
4) Helen Garner
5) None of these

3. Name the state that was directed by its High Court to appoint Judicial officers as Additional Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, and Assistant Collector to adjudicate Revenue cases in the state within six months.
1) Uttar Pradesh  
2) Bihar
3) Maharashtra
4) Tamil Nadu
5) None of these

4. Name the South Africa left-arm spinner who was suspended from bowling by International Cricket Council (ICC) on 1 March 2016 as his action was found illegal.
1) Aaron Phangiso
2) Chris Morris
3) Simon Harmer
4) Dane Piedt
5) None of these

5. Zero Discrimination Day was observed across the world on 1 March 2016 with the theme -
1) Speak Off
2) Open Up
3) Reach Out
4) Stand Out
5) None of these

6. Which state government on 1 March 2016 decided to illuminate 25 municipalities in the state with LED bulbs in 100 days?
1) Telangana
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Maharashtra
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) None of these

7. The Union Government in the first week of March 2016 ordered rebidding of the strategic 10050-crore rupees Zoji La tunnel. Which company had earlier won the bid to build the tunnel?
1) L&T Engineering & Construction Division
2) IRB Infrastructure
3) Larsen & Toubro Limited
4) Gammon India Ltd
5) None of these

8. Three British scientists, Tim Bliss, Graham Collingridge and Richard Morris, on 1 March 2016 won the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Prize. The prize is also known as
1) The Grete Lundbeck Prize   
2) The Brain Research Prize  
3) The Prize of Wits
4) The Brain Prize
5) None of these

9. Who on 1 March 2016 won the Best Actor award at the Kerala State Film Awards 2015?
1) Dulquer Salmaan
2) Mammootty
3) Asif Ali
4) Augustine
5) None of these

10. Name the person who was nominated by Portugal Government as a candidate for General Secretary at United Nations.
1) Daniel Sampaio
2) Antonio Guterres
3) Mário Soares
4) Jorge Sampaio
5) None of these

11. Identify the vice admiral who took charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command on 29 February 2016 in Visakhapatnam.
1) HCS Bisht
2) Bimal Verma
3) Atul Kumar
4) Pradeep Kumar Chatterjee  
5) None of these

12. Identify the vice admiral who took charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command at Port Blair on 29 February 2016.
1) HCS Bisht
2) Bimal Verma
3) Pradeep Kumar Chatterjee
4) Satish Soni
5) None of these

13. What is the name of the seventh in the series of Indo-Seychelles Joint Training Exercises that concluded on 29 February 2016 at Victoria, Mahe Island in Seychelles?
1) Indchelles-2016
2) Indo-Seychelles-2016
3) Lamitye – 2016
4) Mitra-2016
5) None of these

14. World Wildlife Day was observed on 3 March 2016 across the world with theme
1) The future of wildlife is in our hands
2) Wildlife Crime is serious; let’s get serious about wildlife crime
3) Wildlife a Boon to Humanity
4) Protect Wildlife before it is lost
5) None of these

15. Eminent poet Dr Bhagwati Lal Vyas was chosen for the 2015 Bihari Puraskar on 2 March 2016 for his anthology of Rajasthani poems titled
1) Katha Sun Aawe Hai Sabad
2) Shatabdi Niruttar
3) Footpath Par Chiriya Nachti Hai
4) Suraj Leelti Ghatiyan
5) None of these

16. Name the creator of television’s longest-running soap opera Coronation Street who passed away on 1 March 2016.
1) Tony Warren
2) Kate Oates
3) Kieran Roberts
4) Ken Irwin
5) None of these

17. Which of the following autonomous organization was winded up by Union Government on 2 March 2016?
1) Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited
2) HMT Bearing Limited
3) Sambhar Salts Limited
4) National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council
5) None of these

18. Name the cryptography pioneers who on 1 March 2016 were honoured with the Association for Computing Machinery’s 2015 A.M. Turing Award.
1) Whitfield Diffie and Marty Hellman
2) Leslie G. Valiant and Charles P. Thacker
3) Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman
4) Silvio Micali and Shafi Goldwasser
5) None of these

19. Who of the following is the author of the book, titled Who was Shivaji?
1) Anuj Dhar
2) Govind Pansare
3) Anup Ashok Sardesai
4) Subhash Chandra
5) None of these

20. The Telangana Governmenton 2 March 2016 reached an understandingon constructing five dams on Godavari, Penganga and Pranahita rivers for irrigation purposes with which state?
1) Andhra Pradesh
2) Madhya Pradesh
3) Chhattisgarh
4) Maharashtra
5) None of these



21. As per a decision of Organizing Committee of 12th South Asian Games, the Tikhor park as a tribute to the mascot of the games will be established in
1) Guwahati and Agartala
2) Agartala and Shillong
3) Guwahati and Shillong
4) Shilong and Aizawl
5) None of these

22. Identify the country for which the US ratings agency Moody’s Analytics has cuts its outlook to negative in the first week of March 2016.
1) China
2) Japan
3) India
4) United States
5) None of these

23. Who was named for Lifetime Achievement Award of the 11th edition of the Mahindra Excellence Theatre Awards (META) on 1 March 2016?
1) Zohra Sehgal
2) Ratan Thiyam
3) Badal Sarkar
4) Khaled Chowdhury
5) None of these

24. What system did Indian Railways launch for unreserved tickets to bring transparency and prevent revenue leakage in the ticketing system in New Delhi on 1 March 2016?
1) Online Ticketing System
2) Electronic Ticket System
3) Smart Card System
4) Bar Coding System
5) None of these

25. For which State’s Higher Education Quality Improvement Projectdid Indiasigned afinancing agreement for IDA credit of 300 US dollars with the World Bank on 1 March 2016?
1) Andhra Pradesh
2) Himachal Pradesh
3) Madhya Pradesh
4) Arunachal Pradesh
5) None of these

26. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 4 March 2016 launched the Setu Bharatam project with an aim to make all National Highways free of Railway crossings by
1) 2017
2) 2019
3) 2022
4) 2025
5) None of these

27. National Safety Day was observed across India on 4 March 2016 to commemorate establishment of the National Safety Council (NSC). NSC was established in
1) 1955
2) 1966
3) 1977
4) 1987
5) None of these

28. Senior India politician PA Sangma died on 4 March 2016. In this context, identify the office which was not held by him.
1) Lok Sabha Speaker
2) Union Finance Minister
3) Chief Minister of Meghalaya
4) Union Labour Minister
5) None of these

29. Reserve Bankof India (RBI) on 3 March 2016 releasedthe Draft Directions for NBFC - Account Aggregator. As per it, what is the Net Owned Fund of a NBFC-Account Aggregator?
1) 2 crore rupees
2) 3 crore rupees
3) 4 crore rupees
4) 5 crore rupees
5) None of these

30. Name the Honduran environmentalist leader and winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize who was shot dead at her home in the town of La Esperanza on 3 March 2016.
1) Michael Werikhe
2) Yoichi Kuroda
3) Berta Caceres
4) Rizwana Hasan
5) None of these

31. To revive the Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore (FACT) Limited, Union Government on 3 March 2016 signed an agreement to provide a loan to the organisation. What is the loan amount?
1) 500 crore rupees
2) 800 crore rupees
3) 1000 crore rupees
4) 15 crore rupees
5) None of these

32. Which Asian country on 2 March 2016 passed its first anti-terror bill?
1) North Korea  
2) Taiwan
3) Indonesia
4) South Korea
5) None of these

33. How many countries were compiled in the fourth edition of the Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2016 (EAPI) released by World Economic Forum (WEF) on 2 March 2016?
1) 126 Countries
2) 144 Countries
3) 306 Countries
4) 100 Countries
5) None of these

34. Identify the position in which India was placed in the EAPI Report 2016 released on 2 Mar 16.
1) 1
2) 90
3) 10
4) 125
5) None of these

35. Identify the Country that topped the EAPI Report 2016 released by World Economic Forum on 2 March 2016.
1) England
2) UAE
3) Switzerland
4) US
5) None of these

36. Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) in March 2016 cleared the proposal to acquire two more Phalcon Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AWACS). These surveillance aircraft will be bought under a tripartite agreement with
1) Israel and US
2) Israel and Russia
3) Russia and China
4) Japan and Israel
5) None of these

37. Who the world’s richest man according to the Forbes list of World Billionaires 2016 released on 1 March 2016?
1) Mark Zuckerberg
2) Warren Buffett
3) Mukesh Ambani
4) Bill Gates
5) None of these

38. Identify the bill that Parliament passed to empower Union government to revise the limits of liability for airlines and compensation as per the Montreal Convention.
1) The Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill, 2015 
2) The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2015
3) The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015 
4) The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015
5) None of these

39. Name the programme that was launched by UNHCR, UNICEF Twenty as support hubs for children and families along the most frequently used migration routes in Europe.
1) Red Dots
2) Brown Dots
3) Blue Dots
4) Green Dots
5) None of these

40. Which organisation on 1 March 2016 launched its first Uridashi Masala bonds to promote private sector development in India?
1) Asian Development Bank
2) BRICS Bank
3) International Monetary Fund
4) International Finance Corporation
5) None of these

41. Who was recommended for the 47th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2015 on 4 March 2016?
1) Shashi Kapoor
2) Manoj Kumar
3) Lata Mangeskar
4) Asha Bhosle
5) None of these

42. Where was the International Conference on Rule of Law for Supporting the 2030 Development Agenda was held in March 2016?
1) Paris
2) Washington
3) Melbourne  
4) New Delhi   
5) None of these

43. The founder and ex-director of National Film Archives of India (NFAI) who died at the age of 83 on 4 March 2016 is
1) P K Nair
2) Raunaq Singh
3) MN Shyamalan
4) Malika Srinavasan
5) None of these

44. By what percentage, China will increase the defence budget compared to last year budget of 145 billion US dollars?
1) 8-9%
2) 7-8%
3) 9-10%
4) 6-7%
5) None of these

45. The researchers of which University have claimed to develop a way of finding unique markings within a tumour - its “Achilles heel” - allowing the body to target the disease?
1) University College, London
2) Utah University
3) Oxford University
4) Purdue University
5) None of these

46. The legislative assembly of which State in March 2016 decided to form a panel to probe student suicides over exam pressure?
1) Maharashtra 
2) Haryana
3) Gujarat
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) None of these

47. Chapchar Kut festival which was celebrated on 4 March 2016 is a festival of which North-Eastern state?
1) Manipur
2) Arunachal Pradesh  
3) Mizoram
4) Nagaland
5) None of these

48. Name the Hockey India national-level umpire who was promoted by International Hockey Federation as the International Outdoor Umpire in March 2016.
1) Sardar Singh
2) Dhanraj Pillay
3) Mukesh Kumar
4) Napoleon Singh
5) None of these

49. Name the Indian shooter who clinched the 50m pistol gold at the ISSF World Cup in Bangkok on 4 March 2016.
1) Jitu Rai
2) Prakash Nanjappa
3) Ashok Kumar
4) Abhinav Bindra
5) None of these

50. Which football club set a Spanish record of 35 matches unbeaten in all competitions on 3 March 2016?
1) Real Madrid   
2) Atletico Madrid
3) Barcelona   
4) Rayo Vallecano 
5) None of these

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