Current Affairs NOV-16 MCQ-281

Which of the following banks recently launched a credit facility against home loans for salaried customers who can seek loans up to Rs 1 cr for personal needs?

(A) ICICI Bank
(B) HDFC Bank
(C) Federal Bank
(D) Axis Bank
(E) YES Bank

Which country is hosting the 7th session of the Conference of Parties (COP7) to World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)?

(A) China
(B) Brazil
(C) Russia
(D) India
(E) Malaysia

The 12-day Global Climate conference was held recently in Marrakech which is a city in

(A) Greece
(B) Spain
(C) Portugal
(D) Cyprus
(E) Morocco

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently issued clarifications on hedging of currency for ECBs in a notification on its website. The term ECB stands for

(A) External Commodity Borrowing
(B) External Confidential Borrowing
(C) External Continental Borrowing
(D) External Commercial Borrowing
(E) External Collateral Borrowing

Which country has launched a navigation satellite, which will conduct in-orbit experiments using pulsar detectors to demonstrate new technologies?

(A) Russia
(B) South Korea
(C) Germany
(D) China
(E) Japan

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum’s Week was held recently in Lima, the capital city of

(A) Papua New Guinea
(B) Malaysia
(C) Chile
(D) Peru
(E) Brunei Darussalam

Which of the following is the only Greenfield Bank license awarded by the RBI in the last two decades, associated with the finest pedigree investors?

(A) YES Bank
(B) Karur Vysya Bank
(C) Bandhan Bank
(D) Federal Bank
(E) IDFC Bank

Over 20 countries signed the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) at Marrakech, in Morocco recently. The ISA is headquartered in

(A) Gurugram, India
(B) Paris, France
(C) Frankfurt, Germany
(D) Madrid, Spain
(E) London, UK

In a bid to boost ties with India, which country recently announced 19 grants worth $6,30,000 dollars for several projects in the field of education, science, sports, arts and culture?

(A) Australia
(B) Japan
(C) China
(D) France
(E) Germany

The central govt has set an ambitious target of adding 175 GW renewable energy generation capacity by

(A) 2017
(B) 2018
(C) 2020
(D) 2022
(E) 2025

According to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report, which of the following countries topped the optimism index during the third quarter (Jul-Sep 2016)?

(A) Indonesia
(B) India
(C) Malaysia
(D) Philippines
(E) Thailand

The Army recently completed laying an irrigation pipeline for residents of villages in the Demchok region in which state despite a face-off with Chinese troops?

(A) Sikkim
(B) Arunachal Pradesh
(C) Himachal Pradesh
(D) Uttarakhand
(E) Jammu and Kashmir