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Current Affairs Quiz: 11 August 2016

Aug 11, 2016 19:00 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like amendments to the Maternity Benefits Act, Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and third Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17 among others.

1.    Union Cabinet approved the amendments made to the Maternity Benefits Act that aims to raise maternity leave for women from 12 weeks to
a)    15 weeks
b)    22 weeks
c)    26 weeks
d)    30 weeks

2.    The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed in Lok Sabha seeks to amend the Income Tax Act of the year?
a)    1956
b)    1961
c)    1975
d)    1993

3.    The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed in Lok Sabha seeks to amend the Customs Tariff Act of the year?
a)    1975
b)    1983
c)    1997
d)    2001

4.    Who of the following assumed the charge as the Chairman of Central Silk Board, Union Ministry of Textiles?
a)    N S Bissegowda
b)    K M Hanumantharayappa
c)    KR Nekarara
d)    SK Horata

5.    Name the Veteran film producer, script and screenplay writer who passed away in August 2016 and wrote dialogues for Sivaji starrer Avanthan Manithan?
a)    ML Kannadasan
b)    SP Muthuraman
c)    KR Vairamuthu
d)    Panchu Arunachalam

 Name the Yesteryear Tamil actress who passed away in August 2016 and was part of Hindi films like Pistolwali (1972), Rani Aur Jaani (1973)?
a)    Jyothilakshmi
b)    Aarthi Agarwal
c)    Rasika Joshi
d)    Nanda

7.    Who was appointed as the Managing Director of Max Hypermarkets India?
a)    Viney Singh
b)    Bharti Grover
c)    Rajeev Krishnan
d)    Saiyam Chauhan

8.    The Reserve Bank of India in August 2016 released its third bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17. What was the Repo Rate?
a)    6.0 percent.
b)    6.5 percent
c)    6.75 percent
d)    7.0 percent

9.    Name the Indian organisation, which has inked a pact with US Energy Information Administration (EIA) in August 2016 to set up web portal on energy data?
a)    Bureau of Energy Efficiency
b)    Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency
c)    The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
d)    NITI Aayog

10.    The Lok Sabha in August 2016 passed which Bill to reduce litigation in cases of disputes arising over compensation to workers?
a)    The Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016
b)    The Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Amendment Bill, 2016
c)    The Employees’ State Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2016
d)    The Payment of Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016

11.    Which Satellite was launched by China in August 2016 for the protection of its maritime rights?
a)    Tiantong-01
b)    Wenchang-00
c)    Jiuquan Satellite
d)    Gaofen-3

12.    Who of the following is the head of the Rhino Horn Verification Committee that was constituted by Assam Government to verify the genuineness of the rhino horns stored in various treasuries of the state since three decades?
a)    Mohan Chandra Malakar
b)    Ripun Bora
c)    Kuladhar Saikia
d)    Swargadeo Singha

13.    The 'Early Childhood Care and Education' policy notified by Union Government aims to achieve holistic development of children below which age?
a)    Three years
b)    Six years
c)    Ten years
d)    fourteen years

14.    Name the port city that is threatened by the Wildfires in southern France that forced to evacuation.
a)    Marseille
b)    Arles
c)    Nimes
d)    Avignon

15.    What is the estimated cost of the R&D project for development of Advanced Ultra Super Critical (AUSC) Technology for Thermal Power Plants that was approved by CCEA?
a)    546 crore rupees
b)    1000 crore rupees
c)    1554 crore rupees
d)    1947 crore rupees


1. (c) 26 weeks
2. (b) 1961
3. (a) 1975
4. (b)  K M Hanumantharayappa
5. (d) Panchu Arunachalam
6. (a) Jyothilakshmi
7. (c) Rajeev Krishnan
8. (b) 6.5 percent
9. (d) NITI Aayog
10. (a) The Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016
11. (d) Gaofen-3
12. (a) Mohan Chandra Malakar
13. (b) Six Years
14. (a) Marseille
15. (c) 1554 crore rupees

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