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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAY 27 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. PM Narendra Modi recently inaugurated India's longest bridge- Dhola-Sadiya. Where is the bridge located?
a)    Kolkata
b)    Assam
c)    Mandi
d)    Uttarakhand

2. Which mission of NASA recently revealed the deep secrets of planet Jupiter?
a)    Apollo-Soyuz Mission
b)    Juno Mission
c)    Psyche Mission
d)    Apollo Mission

3. Who was appointed as the Secretary of CBSE recently?
a)    Anurag Tripathy
b)    Rajan Anandan
c)    Subho Ray
d)    Kunal Shah

4. Name the former Director General of Police for the state of Punjab who passed away recently.
a)    Suresh Arora
b)    Mohammad Mustafa
c)    Kuldeep Singh
d)    Kanwar Pal Singh Gill

5. Who of the following was recently appointed as the Chairman of International Fertiliser Association?
a)    Esin Mete
b)    Rakesh Kapur
c)    Ajay S. Shriram
d)    None of the above

6. Which State Government recently launched Japanese Encephalitis vaccination drive for the people of the state?
a)    Kerala
b)    Telangana
c)    Bihar
d)    Uttar Pradesh

7. Which of the following cities is declared as the world's most densely populated city by the UN Habitat?
a)    Mumbai
b)    Tokyo
c)    Dhaka
d)    Jakarta

8. Which Indian state will host the 2017 Asian Junior Tennis Championship?
a)    Maharashtra
b)    Uttar Pradesh
c)    Assam
d)    Tamil Nadu

9. India’s longest bridge Dhola-Sadia has been built over which tributary of the Brahmaputra River?
a)    Teesta River
b)    Subansiri River
c)    Manas River
d)    Lohit River

10. Scientists of which university have recently found a new layer of tectonic plates in Earth mantle?
a)    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
b)    Iowa State University
c)    University of Chicago
d)    University of Houston

11. Who of the following was presented with the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year Award?
a)    Ravindra Jadeja
b)    Ravichandran Ashwin
c)    Virat Kohli
d)    Rohit Sharma

12. Construction for the world's largest optical telescope recently began in which of the following countries?
a)    Peru
b)    USA
c)    Chile
d)    Bolivia

13. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently laid the foundation stone for All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Changsari in the Kamrup District. The district falls in which state?
a)    West Bengal
b)    Andhra Pradesh
c)    Assam
d)    Maharashtra

14. How old should be a Start-up to qualify for benefits under the Startup India Action Plan?
a)    3 Years
b)    2 Years
c)    5 Years
d)    7 Years

15. Who of the following recently became the most followed world leader on Facebook?
a)    Donald Trump
b)    Justin Trudeau
c)    Narendra Modi
d)    Vladimir Putin

ANSWERS
1. (b) Assam 
2. (b) Juno Mission
3. (a) Anurag Tripathy
4. (d) Kanwar Pal Singh Gill
5. (b) Rakesh Kapur
6. (d) Uttar Pradesh
7. (c) Dhaka
8. (a) Maharashtra
9. (d) Lohit River
10. (d) University of Houston
11. (b) Ravichandran Ashwin
12. (c) Chile
13. (c) Assam
14. (d) 7 Years
15. (c) Narendra Modi

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAY 26 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS



1. Minor changes were introduced in the definition of startup. Consider the following statements in context to the agreement.
I. It says that to qualify under the startup action plan, an entity must not be older than 3 years.  
II. It says that the entity’s turnover must not cross the sum of Rs 225 crore in three years.  
III. For startups in the biotechnology sector, the period shall be up to 7 years. 

Which is/are correct?
a) Only III
b) Only I and II 
c) Only I and III
d) None of these are true 

2. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that India has shown a strong commitment to multilateralism through its engagement in peacekeeping. At present (based on reports) about how many military and police personnel from India are associated with UN’s peace operations?
a) 6500
b) 7100
c) 7600
d) 9000

3. Which country became the first Asian country to recognize same sex marriage? 
a) Taiwan 
b) Lebanon 
c) Timor-Leste 
d) Jordan 

4. The construction of India’s first underwater rail tunnel completed on which river?
a) Kaveri River 
b) Hooghly River 
c) Godavari River 
d) Krishna River 

5. 
Which country hosted the 2017 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)?
a) Romania
b) Italy
c) Belgium 
d) Latvia

6. Who was appointed as Chairman of IAMAI recently?
a) Deep Kalra
b) Rajan Anandan
c) Subho Ray
d) Kunal Shah

7. 
The ICC Cricket Committee recently recommended the use of DRS for all T20 Internationals. Who is the Chairman of the Committee?
a) Shaun Pollock
b) Rahul Dravid
c) Andrew Strauss
d) Anil Kumble

8. 
What is the announced Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) of sugarcane for 2017-18 season beginning October 2017?
a) Rs. 265 per quintal
b) Rs. 275 per quintal
c) Rs. 255 per quintal
d) Rs. 245 per quintal

9. Who of the following Bollywood actor was recently named event ambassador of Indian Open of Surfing?
a) Akshay Kumar
b) Sunil Shetty
c) Ajay Devgn
d) Tiger Shroff

10. 
Who is the winner of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League?
a) Manchester United
b) Ajax
c) Sevilla
d) Southampton

11. The Indian Navy and the Singapore Navy have concluded a week-long bilateral military exercise on 25 May 2017 in 
a) South China Sea
b) Indian Ocean
c) Arabian Sea
d) Bay of Bengal 

12. Who is the second Indian-American to have been confirmed by the US Senate to serve in the US Circuit Court of Appeals?
a) Ajit Pai
b) Amul Thapar
c) Srnivasan
d) Uttam Dhillon

13. Which state’s Chief Minister has launched a water harvesting and conservation campaign to resolve the state’s acute water crisis?
a) Gujarat
b) Rajasthan
c) Uttarakhand 
d) Uttar Pradesh 

14.
 Which Indian monument has made it to the world’s top ten landmarks list?
a) Taj Mahal
b) Red Fort
c) Qutub Minar
d) Victoria Memorial

15. 
Which Indian city was ranked second in the world’s most crowded cities list released by World Economic Forum?
a) New Delhi 
b) Mumbai 
c) Bangalore 
d) Kolkata

ANSWER
1. (d) None of these are true
2. (c) 7600
3. (a) Taiwan
4. (b) Hooghly River
5. (c) Belgium 
6. (b) Rajan Anandan
7. (d) Anil Kumble
8. (c) Rs. 255 per quintal
9. (b) Sunil Shetty
10. (a) Manchester United
11. (a) South China Sea 
12. (b) Amul Thapar
13. (c) Uttarakhand 
14. (a) Taj Mahal 
15. (b) Mumbai

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAY 25 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. Where was the incredibly rare Arisaema translucens, more commonly known as the cobra lily, rediscovered after a gap of 84 years?
a)    Eastern Himalayas
b)    Nilgiris
c)    Western Ghats
d)    Nanda Devi

2. Kashish Queer Film Festival recently started in which of the following cities?
a)    Hyderabad
b)    Kolkata
c)    Jaipur
d)    Mumbai

3. Who of the following was recently inducted in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes' Commission?
a)    Jwala Gutta
b)    Parupalli Kashyap
c)    P V Sindhu
d)    Chetan Anand

4. The Union Cabinet recently approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences in which of the following districts of Assam?
a)    Biswanath
b)    Kamrup
c)    Hojai
d)    West Karbi Anglong

5. What percentage of Central Road Fund would be allocated for development and maintenance of National Waterways, as approved by the Union Cabinet?
a)    2.5 per cent
b)    1.5 per cent
c)    2 per cent
d)    3.8 per cent

6. Name the Prime Minister of Nepal who resigned recently? 
a)    Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda 
b)    Sher Bahadur Deuba 
c)    Girija Prasad Koirala 
d)    Bidhya Devi Bhandari

7. Which Union Ministry launched the Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay Telecom Skill Excellence Awards?
a)    Ministry of Skill and Development
b)    Ministry of Telecommunication
c)    Ministry of Human Resource Development
d)    Ministry of Culture

8. According to data released by the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF), India was ranked at what position in terms of stainless steel producing countries in the world? 
a)    First largest
b)    Second largest
c)    Third largest
d)    Fourth largest

9. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) recently signed two unilateral APAs with Indian taxpayers in a bid to reduce litigation by providing certainty in transfer pricing. What does APA stand for?
a)    Advance Pricing Agreements
b)    Authority Pricing Agreements
c)    Aggregate Pricing Agreements
d)    Automated Pricing Agreements

10. Who was elected as the President of Ecuador recently?
a)    Guillermo Lasso
b)    Jorge Glas
c)    Rafael Correa
d)    Lenin Moreno

11. Which Arab nation has blocked 21 media websites?
a)    Saudi Arabia
b)    Egypt 
c)    UAE
d)    Qatar 

12. Which renowned news channel has been blocked by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt?
a)    Al Arabiya
b)    CNN
c)    Al Jazeera
d)    Sky News 

13. India has signed a joint declaration with which country for cooperation in the field of alternative medicine?
a)    Spain 
b)    Indonesia 
c)    Mauritius 
d)    Germany 

14. The centre has appointed five members to the Minority Panel. Which community is getting representation in the panel for the very first time?
a)    Sikh 
b)    Buddhist
c)    Parsi
d)    Jain 

15. The Union cabinet has approved MoU between India and which country in the field of Organ Transplant Services?
a)    Germany 
b)    Spain 
c)    United Kingdom
d)    France 
ANSWERS
1. (b) Nilgiris 
2. (d) Mumbai
3. (c) P V Sindhu
4. (b) Kamrup
5. (a) 2.5 per cent
6. (a) Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda
7. (b) Ministry of Telecommunication
8. (b) Second largest
9. (a) Advance Pricing Agreements
10. (d) Lenin Moreno
11. (b) Egypt
12. (c) Al Jazeera
13. (d) Germany
14. (d) Jain
15. (b) Spain

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAY 24 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS



1. Which of the following football clubs won the La Liga title for the record 33rd time?
a) Barcelona
b) Athletic Bilbao
c) Valencia
d) Real Madrid

2. Controversial godman Chandraswami recently passed away in New Delhi. He was said to be the spiritual advisor of which of the following former Prime Ministers of India?
a) Rajiv Gandhi
b) Indira Gandhi
c) P V Narasimha Rao
d) Morarji Desai

3. Who is the author of the book titled Confessions of a dying mind: The blind faith of atheism?
a) Kiren Rijiju
b) Haulianlal Guite
c) Vijay Kumar Mantri
d) None of the above

4. Who of the following was recently appointed as the Director-General of the World Health Organisation?
a) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
b) Margaret Chan
c) David Nabarro
d) Sania Nishtar

5. 
Name the world's smallest nation which ratified the International Solar Alliance Pact recently.
a) Nauru
b) San Marino
c) Tuvalu
d) Saint Kitts and Nevis

6. Which country recently recruited robot police officer Robocop in its police force?
a) The United States
b) Dubai
c) Japan
d) England

7. When is the World Turtle Day observed every year?
a) 21 May
b) 22 May
c) 23 May 
d) 24 May

8.
 Which state government made speed governors mandatory for all taxis and cabs operating in the state?
a) Haryana
b) Punjab
c) Bengaluru
d) Delhi

9. The Environment Ministry organised Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow in this city. 
a) Ranchi
b) Agra
c) Ahmadabad
d) Panji

10. This organisation/institution will organise Hyperloop Pod Competition II in August 2017. 
a) NASA
b) ISRO
c) Space Applications Centre
d) SpaceX

11. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to this state government over the alleged abduction and recruitment of children by Maoists in the state.
a) Odisha
b) Chhattisgarh
c) Jharkhand
d) Bihar

12. Which Indian cricketer has won the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year 2017 award?
a) Virat Kohli
b) Ajinkya Rahane
c) Yuvraj Singh
d) Ravichandran Ashwin

13. The National Museum in Delhi recently hosted an exhibition to mark the safe return of three Indian stone sculptures from which country?
a) United Kingdom
b) Australia
c) The United States of America
d) Egypt

14. Which Union Ministry recently released a reader titled ‘Raising Happy Children and Providing Safe Childhoods’? 
a) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
b) Ministry of Women and Child Development
c) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
d) Ministry of Labour and Employment

15. Which country hosted a historic three-day summit attended by hundreds of indigenous leaders to formally recognise its first inhabitants?
a) Australia 
b) South Africa 
c) India 
d) Sri Lanka

ANSWER
1. (d) Real Madrid
2. (c) P V Narasimha Rao
3. (b) Haulianlal Guite
4. (a) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
5. (a) Nauru
6. (b) Dubai
7. (c) 23 May 
8. (d) Delhi
9. (b) Agra
10. (d) SpaceX
11. (c) Jharkhand 
12. (d) Ravichandran Ashwin
13. (b) Australia
14. (b) Ministry of Women and Child Development
15. (a) Australia