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Current Affairs Updates 1st Oct 2016 - MCQs

1. Which country recently postponed 19th SAARC Summit to be held in November.
A. Sri Lanka
B. India
C. Pakistan
D. Bangladesh
C. Pakistan
Pakistan has officially postponed the 19th SAARC Summit to be held in November in Islamabad. Pakistan’s decision to postpone the SAARC meet has come in the wake of five South Asian countries, including India, expressing their inability to participate in the summit. India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka had already pulled out of the SAARC summit indirectly blaming Pakistan for creating an environment which is not right for the successful holding of the meet.

2. Which Indian International Airport achieved carbon neutral status?
A. Delhi Airport
B. Mumbai Airport
C. Chennai Airport
D. Kolkata Airport
A. Delhi Airport
The Delhi International Airport Limited announced that the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has become the first airport in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve carbon neutral status. The announcement on the carbon neutral status was made by Airports Council International (ACI) during the Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate presentation ceremony held in Montreal, Canada

3. Which company announced to setup data center in India by 2017.
A. Microsoft
B. Alibaba
C. Google
D. Amazon
C. Google
Google will set up its first India data centre in Mumbai by 2017, hoping to take on global incumbents such as Microsoft and Amazon, who have a presence in the country, and allow local customers to host their applications on the internet. Google controls a majority market share in India in search, email and on smartphones through is Android operating system.

4. Which private sector Bank has acquired BSS Microfinance?
A. Axis Bank
B. Kotak Mahindra Bank
C. Canara Bank
D. Yes Bank
B. Kotak Mahindra Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank, the country’s fourth largest private sector lender, has acquired BSS Microfinance in an all-cash deal for Rs 139.2 crore. The bank said with this, it has entered the microfinance space that has been growing at a rapid pace. This acquisition will allow Kotak to tap the lower end of the customer base and will also help the bank in meeting the priority sector lending (PSL) targets, as BSS’ loans book qualifies for PSL.

5. Who is appointed as the new head of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library?
A. Mahesh Rangarajan
B. Neeraj chopra
C. Sudheer Chaturvedi
D. Shakti Sinha
D. Shakti Sinha
Retired IAS officer Shakti Sinha was appointed as the Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML). His appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). Sinha, who served in the Prime Minister’s Office during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure, was also Director in India Foundation, a think tank aligned to the RSS.

6. Who is appointed as new chief coach of Indian TT team?
A. Costanini
B. Kamlesh Mehta
C. Dhanraj Choudhary
D. None of these
A. Costanini
The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) re-appointed Italian Massimo Costantini as the national team chief coach for a two-year period. “All the players know him well and have a very good understanding with him. His earlier service was satisfactory” said Dhanraj Choudhary, secretary general of TTFI. He will take charge on Ctober1. His tenure will be up to September 30, 2018.

7. India beat which team to lift U-18 Asia Cup hockey?
A. Pakistan
B. Bangladesh
C. Indonesia
D. Sri Lanka
B. Bangladesh
The Indian men’s hockey team lifted the 4th U-18 Asia Cup after defeating hosts Bangladesh 5-4 in a pulsating summit clash in Dhaka. The young Indians held their nerves in the dying moments of the nail-biting finale as they exacted revenge for a 4-5 loss to the hosts in the tournament opener. This is the second time that India has lifted the prestigious trophy after winning it in 2001.

8. Rank of India in  2016-17 Global Competitiveness Index .
A. 39
B. 15
C. 98
D. 133
A. 39
India has been ranked 39th among the 138 countries in the 2016-17 Global Competitiveness Index. The index was topped by Switzerland followed by Singapore , United States , Netherlands and Germany .

9. World Maritime day was observed on
A. 26th Sep
B. 29th Sep
C. 30th Sep
D. 1st Oct
B. 29th Sep
World Maritime Day was observed across the world on 29 September. The theme of the day is shipping: indispensable to the world.The day is observed to raise awareness of the relevance of the role of International Maritime Organization as the global regulatory body for international shipping.

10.  An Acute illness “ Scrub Typhus “ is caused by
A. Bacteria
B. Parasite
C. Virus
D. Water
A. Bacteria
a rickettsial disease transmitted to humans by mites and found in parts of eastern Asia.

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