Latest Current Affairs on 22nd Sept,2016 | HimExam.Net

1. September 21 is marked as 
A. International Day of Peace
B. International Labor Day
C. No Smoking Day
D. International Youth Day
A. International Day of Peace
The international Day of Peace is observed across the world annually on 21st September. It is dedicated to world peace and specifically the absence of war and violence.The theme of this year 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace”.

2. The rank of India on World Economic Freedom Index is
A. 95th
B. 110th
C. 112th
D. 133th
C. 112th
India has slipped by 10 positions to 112th out of 159 countries and territories, as it “fared badly” across categories including legal system and regulation according to the Economics Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report.

3. Old name of Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana was
A. Rajiv Gandhi Aawas Yojana
B. Indira Aawas Yojna
c. Mahatma Gandhi Aawas Yojana
D. None of the above
B. Indira Aawas Yojna
The flagship rural housing scheme Indira Awas Yojana (IAY), started by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, has been restructured and renamed as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), which will be launched next month.The IAY will be subsumed by the PMAY from April 1 next year. Under the new scheme, the government is aiming to construct one crore houses by 2019.

4. Which company becomes 1st e-commerce in India to cross 100 million customers?
B. Flipkart
D. Snapdeal
B. Flipkart
Flipkart has crossed the 100-million registered users mark, becoming the first e-commerce company in the country to hit the milestone.The Bengaluru-based company has doubled its user base over the last year. It added 25 million users in the past six months alone.

5. Who is appointed as the new World Bank Head in India?
A. Onno Ruhl
B. Jim Yong Kim
C. Junaid Ahmad
D. None of these
C. Junaid Ahmad
Junaid Ahmad has become the World Bank’s Country Director for India, replacing Onno Ruhl. Ahmad is from Bangladesh.The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries.

6. Who is appointed as the new secratory of BCCI?
A. Anurag Singh Thakur
B. Ajay Shirke
C. Amitabh Choudhary
D. Shashank Manohar
B. Ajay Shirke
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has elected Ajay Shirke as Secretary unopposed at its Annual General Meeting. Shirke became the secretary in July after Anurag Thakur was elevated as the president. In another major development, former Indian seamer Venkatesh Prasad was appointed as the new chairman of selectors.

7. "Lalit Arpan Samman" award is given in the field of 
A. Singing
B. Dancing
C. Literature
D. Sports
A. Singing
Hindustani classical singer Shubha Mudgal will be honoured with the annual ‘LalitArpan Samman’ this year. Mudgal, a Padma Shri recipient, was born in Allahabad and is known for her singing in genres of Khayal, Thumri and Dadra.

8. 17th Non-Aligned Summit was held at
A. India
B. Pakistan
C. Sweden
D. Venezuela
D. Venezuela
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hosted the latest meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement . Vice President Hamid Ansari held talks with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on a host of issues of mutual interest. The Non-Aligned Movement is a group of states which are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc.

9. Which country's envoy releases translated book on Sai Baba?
A. Malaysia
B. Nepal
C. Sri Lanka
D. India
A. Malaysia
The Consul General of Malaysia in India Eldeen Husaini Muhammad Hashim has released the translated version of 'Sai Charitra Granth', a book on the life of Sai Baba. The book is translated into Malay by a social outfit called 'I love Sai'.

10. Which state started ‘Selfie with my Shauchalya’ campaign?
A. Maharashtra
B. Punjab
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Kerala
B. Punjab
To make the Swachh Bharat Mission successful and encourage people to use clean toilets, the Ludhiana district administration has started a ‘Selfie with my Shauchalya’ campaign. Under the initiative, beneficiaries of toilets provided by the Punjab government and Bharti Foundation had been urged to click a selfie with their toilets.

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