Current Affairs July 2016 Quiz - 15

141Civil rights activist Irom Sharmila has decided to end her fast in Aug 2016 and contest Assembly elections as an Independent candidate. She has been on hunger strike for the last __________ years demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.
 A) 12
 B) 14
 C) 15
 D) 16
142Which batsman has been ranked as No 1 Test batsman as per ICC ranking published in July 2016?
 A) Steve Smith
 B) Joe Root
 C) Hasim Amla
 D) Virat Kohli

143The Central government has appointed _________________ as the Director General of the National Museum for three years or till attaining the age of 70 years in Jul 2016.
 A) Aruna Sundararajan
 B) Ajay Bhushan Pandey
 C) Madhav Chitale
 D) Buddha Rashmi Mani
144Online marketplace ____________ has acquired its rival Jabong from Global Fashion Group to create India-s biggest fashion eCommerce site in Jul 2016.
 A) Snapdeal
 B) FlipKart
 C) Myntra
 D) Amazon
145Which bowler has been ranked as No 1 Test bowler as per ICC ranking published in July 2016?
 A) James Anderson
 B) Ravichandran Ashwin
 C) S.C.J. Broad
 D) D.W. Steyn
146Who secured the Democratic Party's 2016 nomination for the Presidential election to be held in November 2016?
 A) Bernie Sanders
 B) Ted Cruz
 C) Donald Trump
 D) Hillary Clinton
147Who has been appointed to lead the European Union's negotiations with Britain over Brexit in Jul 2016?
 A) Michel Barnier
 B) Dominique de Villepin
 C) Bruno Le Maire
 D) Nicolas Sarkozy
148The UK economy grew by ____________ in the three months to the end of June compared to previous quarter, when the country voted to leave the EU.
 A) 0.4%
 B) 0.2%
 C) 0.6%
 D) 0.8%
149Which Sri Lankan Player has become the first Sri Lankan to be included in the ICC's Hall of Fame in Jul 2016?
 A) Arjun Ranatunga
 B) Aravind De Silva
 C) Muttaiah Muralitharan
 D) Chaminda Vyas
150Finance Ministry notified the revised pay grades for all Central government employees based on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. It will be applicable from ______________.
 A) April 1, 2015
 B) January 1, 2016
 C) April 1, 2016
 D) July 1, 2016

141Ans) 16
142Ans) Steve Smith
143Ans) Buddha Rashmi Mani
144Ans) Myntra
145Ans) Ravichandran Ashwin
146Ans) Hillary Clinton
147Ans) Michel Barnier
148Ans) 0.6%
149Ans) Muttaiah Muralitharan
150Ans) January 1, 2016

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