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    1) Ken Miyauchi has been appointed as the President and COO of which bank? Ans : (2)
    1. Canara bank
    2. Soft bank group
    3. State bank of India
    4. Bank of Baroda
    5. Indian bank

    Explanation: He will replace Nikesh Arora. Ken currently serveing as the head of Japanese telecommunications operations.

    2) The All India Football Federation is set to launch a football programme targeting how many children across India? Ans : (2)
    1. 10 million
    2. 11 million
    3. 12 million
    4. 13 million
    5. 14 million

    Explanation: 'Mission 11 Million' will start in October 2016 and will be launched across 30 cities.AIFF hopes to tap the Indian diaspora in countries that already have a strong football infrastructure (Germany, US, Australia).The success and popularity of the under-17 World Cup, which India is hosting in October 2017, will be incidentally a year after 'Mission 11 Million' and may indeed be shaped by this programme.

    3) BCCI has appointed whom as the Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team? Ans : (2)
    1. Javagal srinath
    2. Anil kumble
    3. Ravi shahstri
    4. Venkatesh Prasad
    5. Robin singh

    Explanation: Kumble, former India Test captain and the country's most successful bowler will begin his one-year tenure with India's four-Test tour of the West Indies in July. Anil Kumble will replace former coach Ravi Shastri whose contract ends this year.

    4) A Life in Diplomacy, written by which of the following former Indian diplomat. (1)
    1. Maharaja Krishna rasagotra
    2. Goswamy rasagotra
    3. Meenakshi rangaswamy
    4. Anitha pandey
    5. None

    Explanation: The book provides a view of the beginnings of ethnic violence in Sri Lanka, the last years of the Cold War, the negotiations on the formation of SAARC, Indira Gandhi's assassination and the Bhopal gas disaster. Rasgotra served several important posts in Indian diplomatic missions abroad and in the Ministry of External Affairs. He also worked as the Chairman of the National Security Advisory Board between 2005 and 2007. His other books include - America in the Asian Century, The New Asian Power Dynamic and Science and Technology in China: Implications and Lessons for India.

    5) Andy Murray has bagged 2016 Queen's Club title for the fifth time in his career, He belongs to which country? Ans : (2)
    1. Canada
    2. Britain
    3. USA
    4. UK
    5. USSR

    Explanation:With this, he has equalled the record of winning the Queen's Club title five times with veteran tennis players like John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Roy Emerson.

    6) One of the highest high altitude zoos in the country, the Padma Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (PNHZP) will soon receive a snow leopard from London's Dudley Zoological Garden. In which city it is ? Ans : (2)
    1. Dehradun
    2. Darjelling
    3. Pune
    4. Kottayam
    5. Puducherry

    Explanation: This snow leopard is named as Makalu. He is named after the world's highest peak at 27,765 feet situated on the southeast side of Mount Everest. Snow leopard (Panthera uncial) is listed as endangered species in International Union of Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) red list.

    7) World Hydrography Day 2016 is annually observed on…………….? Ans : (2)
    1. 20th June
    2. 21st June
    3. 22nd June
    4. 23rd June
    5. 24th June

    Explanation: :- The theme for the WHD 2016 was 'Hydrography - the key to well-managed seas and waterways' which drew attention to the fundamental importance of hydrography. The day also demarcates the 95th anniversary of the establishment of the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO).

    8) The 2016 United Nations Public Service Day was celebrated at the UN Headquarters in……….? Ans : (3)
    1. Paris
    2. Los angeles
    3. New York
    4. Hongkong
    5. Geneva

    Explanation: United Nations Public Service Day is celebrated annually to mark the invaluable contribution and efforts of the public servants and administrators throughout the world. The 2016 United Nations Public Service Day was celebrated at the UN Headquarters in New York with a high-level knowledge-sharing panel onLeaving No One Behind: Innovative Institutional Approaches and Public Service Delivery. Africa Public Service Day is celebrated in Africa to coincide with the United Nations Public Service Day.

    9) Which Global payment platform has appointed Anupam Pahuja as Country Manager and MD for its India operations.? Ans : (2)
    1. Paytm
    2. Paypal
    3. Citibank
    4. Citrus payment
    5. Rupay

    Explanation: Pahuja has been with the company for six years and was head, technology for Paypal in the APAC region. He will be responsible for all aspects of PayPal's business in India and for further strengthening the company's operations

    10) The Union Cabinet recently approved an MoU with a company Steinbeis GmbH Co. KG for Technology transfer on technology resourcing in manufacturing, including sub-sectors of capital goods.The company belongs to which country? Ans : (1)
    1. Germany
    2. South Africa
    3. Australia
    4. Switzerland
    5. Brazil

    Explanation: This Mou was signed during the Industrial Exhibition Hannover Messe 2016 in Hannover, Germany. The two parties will collaborate in profiling of specific technologies, technology road-mapping for specified capital good sub-sectors, assessment of technology status of Capital Goods Cluster, cooperation in events on technology, upgrading existing technology institutes / setting up Greenfield institutes in India and other technology related co-operation and collaboration.

    11) UK based BIO Agency was recently acquired by ………….? Ans : (1)
    1. Tech Mahindra
    2. TCS
    3. Reliance industries
    4. Wipro
    5. Ashok Leyland

    Explanation: UK based BIO Agency was recently acquired by Tech Mahindra in an all cash deal of an enterprise value of up to 45 million pounds. BIO services brands across financial services, retail, property, travel, and technology sectors. BIO Agency was incorporated in April, 2006. For year 2015-16, it had revenues of 12.3 million pounds.

    12) Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Jinan, , have signed an agreement to develop sister city relationship between the two cities. Jinan belongs to…………? Ans : (2)
    1. Nepal
    2. China
    3. pakistan
    4. Bhutan
    5. Myanmar

    Explanation: This is for the first time that a city has developed sister city concept with any foreign city.The agreement, which will be executed for five years, also allows Nagpur to seek financial assistance from Jinan to execute development projects. Jinan has an urban population of over 46 lakh similar to Nagpur in terms of agriculture produce market, textile industry, flour mills, steel units, IT industry and educational facilities. Thus the concept is to have a regular exchange in various areas. The pact is signed as a part of a 2013 agreement between the two countries to develop the concept of sister cities

    13) As per the recently released Mercer's Cost of Living Survey 2016 , which city is still most expensive city in India? Ans : (2)
    1. Kolkata
    2. Mumbai
    3. Ahmedabad
    4. Hyderabad
    5. Pune

    Explanation: Mumbai (82nd position) is followed by New Delhi & Chennai. Kolkata is the India's cheapest city to live. As per the report, Hong Kong is the most expensive city in the world for expatriates. It has pushed Angola's capital Luanda to the 2nd position. The 3rd and 4th position is given to Zurich and Singapore. The data helps Mercer derive the cost of living allowance for expatriates coming into the country .Data is collected each year in March and the rankings are released in May-June.

    14) Recently Britain decided to exit from ………….? Ans : (2)
    1. UNO
    2. European union
    3. UNESCO
    4. BRICS
    5. WHO

    Explanation: In a historic referendum, 51.9% voters of UK have voted for Brexit. Over 48.1% of UK voters have favoured to remain in European Union. Northern Ireland, London and Scotland were staunchly supporting to stay back with the EU. Wales and English shires supported the brexit instead. The brexit might weaken Europe's unity and stability which is required to face the issues like Greek's financial crisis and huge influx of refugees in Europe. This move of UK has triggered all the major stock markets in the world to fall down. The international price of oil has decreased but the price of gold has shown a sharp rise. India BSE sensex index has also notified a fall upto 4.04 percent. Indian rupee has also fallen to its lowest since february 2016 to 68.14 against a dollar. The PM of UK David Cameron has announced his resignation few hours after the brexit vote. Cameron and his conservative party advocated to remain with the EU.

    15) Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems on 18th June have launched a new facility in which city for its joint venture TATA Boeing Aerospace Ltd (TBAL)? Ans : (1)
    1. Hyderabad
    2. Pune
    3. Kochi
    4. Tiruchi
    5. Tirupathi

    Explanation: The joint venture aims to co-produce Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter fuselages and other aerostructures, as well as to pursue integrated systems in aerospace. The Hyderabad production facility will eventually be the sole producer of AH-64 fuselages globally. The Apache has been flown or selected for acquisition by the US and 15 other nations, including India.

    16) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently launched a record of how many satellites on June 22 in 26 minutes as the rocket blasted off from the southern space port of Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.? Ans : (2)
    1. 10
    2. 20
    3. 30
    4. 40
    5. 50

    Explanation:The 20 satellites including India's latest earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 was launched onboard Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV C-34. The other 19 satellites were from the US, Germany, Canada and Indonesia. Two satellites were from Sathyabama University, Chennai, and the College of Engineering, Pune. Most of the satellites that entered the orbit are intended to observe Earth's atmosphere while the other will provide service for amateur radio operators. With this, ISRO has broken its own record of launching 10 satellites in 2008. However, Russia leads the pack with the launch of 37 satellites in single mission in 2014.

    17) Maitri Ek Gyan Yatra is an initiative launched to link primary schools to high schools to colleges in which state? Ans : (1)
    1. Assom
    2. Odisha
    3. Bihar
    4. UP
    5. MP

    Explanation: The programme intends to improve the quality of school students. College teachers will take up classes in high school and high schools teachers will teach in primary schools voluntarily. The implementation of this programme is also to change the mindset of teachers as in some places in the state teachers of a school considered it below their dignity to teach the lower level students. It is meant to increase the synergy in education sector.

    18) Recently, Scientists from University of California have designed the world's first microchip that has how many processors and is deemed to be the fastest chip designed in a university lab? Ans : (4)
    1. 600
    2. 700
    3. 900
    4. 1000
    5. 1500

    Explanation: Fabricated by IBM, this chip is energy efficient and has a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second and contains 621 million transistors. Named as KiloCore, it has the highest clock-rate processor and also is individually clocked which shuts down when not in use thus saving energy. The KiloCore was presented at the 2016 Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits in Honolulu recently.

    19) Britain has launched a new digital archive which mentions inspiring stories of war heroes it includes how many Indians.? Ans : (5)
    1. 2
    2. 3
    3. 4
    4. 5
    5. 6

    Explanation: The archive is a part of UK government's centenary celebrations to mark World War I. 175 soldiers from 11 overseas countries were awarded with the highest British award for valour, the Victoria Cross (VC) during the war. This list includes six soldiers who were honoured in a commemorative plaque given in 2014 to India. The six Indians to be honoured are: Risaldar Badlu Singh from Punjab, Sepoy Chatta Singh from U.P, Lance Naik Lala from Himachal Pradesh, Naik Darwan Singh Negi and Rifleman Gabar Sing Negi from present-day Uttarakhand, Lance-Dafadar Gobind Singh from Rajasthan. Apart from India, the other countries to be included in the archive are: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the US, Pakistan, Nepal, Denmark, Belgium and Ukraine.

    20) Which state cabinet has granted minority status to the Jew community recently? Ans : (2)
    1. Madhya Pradesh
    2. Maharashtra
    3. Gujarat
    4. Punjab
    5. Haryana

    Explanation: This decision aims to benefit students from these communities to avail scholarships. It also aims to enable setting up of educational institutions. The decision was made on the basis of the Maharashtra State Minorities Commission Act, 2004, which vests the government with the power to grant minority status to a community. The Jewish community can now take advantage of government schemes, get their marriage registrations done with ease, set up educational institutions and practise and promote their own culture.

    21) Astronomers at NASA have detected a newborn fully-formed exoplanet, (planets that orbit stars beyond the Sun) for the first time detected around a young star. The new found planet is named as …………? Ans : (1)
    1. K2-33b
    2. K2-34b
    3. K2-35b
    4. K2-45b
    5. K2-14b

    Explanation: :- The discovery was made using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope and its extended K2 mission. The newfound planet named K2-33b is a bit larger than Neptune and whips tightly around its star every five days. Of the 3,000 exoplanets discovered so far with their age ranging in few billion years, this planet is only five to ten million years old and will help us better understand how planets form, which is important for understanding the processes that led to the formation of the Earth.

    22) A commemorative silver coin to mark the 300th martyrdom day of Sikh military commander Banda Singh Bahadur was released on which day by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.? Ans : (2)
    1. June 20
    2. June 21
    3. June 23
    4. June 22
    5. June 24

    Explanation: Releasing the coins manufactured in association with MMTC, he mentioned the need to educate people about the rich history and tradition of Punjab including its leaders like Banda Singh Bahadur. Banda Bahadur established his rule to protect honour and tradition of his people, by defeating Mughals in 1710. Later in 1716, at the age of 46 he was captured and executed by Mughals in Delhi.

    23) The four-day annual Ambubachi Mela was held in Kamakhya Temple with several lakh pilgrims in which state? Ans : (1)
    1. Assam
    2. Odisha
    3. Punjab
    4. Haryana
    5. Bihar

    Explanation: The authorities are expecting over 25 lakh pilgrims in the next four days. The state tourism department has mounted a massive campaign to showcase the Ambubachi Mela as a major attraction for pilgrims as well as other visitors from across the country. Kamakhya is also the most important centre for practice and study of tantra and shaktism is also an added attraction.

    24) India and which country has signed two agreements to enhance mutual cooperation in culture and education? Ans : (2)
    1. Malaysia
    2. Thailand
    3. Indonesia
    4. Cuba
    5. Zambia

    Explanation: These agreements were signed during Thailand's Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha's recent visit. One of these agreements aims to extend the cultural programme for 2016-19. An MoU was also signed between Nagaland University and Thailand's Chiang Mai University. India & Thailand also discussed other issues like maritime security, cyber security, military and intelligence cooperation, etc

    25) Name the bank that figures in an index titled 'Hall of Shame' which comprises 158 banking and financial institutions that have invested millions of dollars in companies which are making cluster bombs? Ans : (2)
    1. Canara bank
    2. State bank of India
    3. HDFC
    4. Bank of baroda
    5. Indian bank

    Explanation: :- The list has been globally published by Dutch campaign group PAX This list includes giant companies like JP Morgan, Barclays, Bank of America & Credit Suisse. These companies have invested over $28 billion in seven producers of cluster munitions between June 2012 and April 2016. The convention on cluster munitions (CCM) was signed by 94 signatories in 2008 which prohibits use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions. Most of the names enlisted in the PAX's list are not among the signatories of this convention. Highest number of banks i.e. 74 are from the US, followed by China (29) and South Korea (26). SBI is the only financial institution from India which is mentioned in this list. It is because, SBI had made available $87 million to 'Orbital ATK' which is one of the world's largest manufacturers of ammunition and leading supplier of electronic warfare.