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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ APR 20 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. Which state has been chosen for the Krishi Karman Awards 2015-16 in medium category (1 to 10 million tonnes)?
a) Telangana
b) Uttarakhand
c) Chhattisgarh
d) Himachal Pradesh

2. How much has India contributed recently to the United Nations Election Assistance Programme?
a) USD 240000
b) USD 260000
c) USD 250000
d) USD 270000

3. Identify the English businesswoman and fashion designer who was recently appointed the Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
a) Samantha Cameron
b) Victoria Beckham
c) Michelle Dewberry
d) None of the above

4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Day of Vesak in Sri Lanka. The day is celebrated on which date?
a) 12 May
b) 13 May
c) 14 May
d) 15 May

5. The Civil Services Day (CSD) is celebrated on which day in India? 
a) 20 April 
b) 21 April
c) 18 April
d) 27 April

6. The NGT has directed immediate closure of industries located around which lake in Bengaluru?
a) Akshayanagara Kere 
b) Bellandur lake
c) Ulsoor lake
d) Madiwala lake 

7. Which e-tailer has acquired logistics start-up InLogg to smooth its delivery process?
a) Jabong 
b) Myntra 
c) Flipkart 
d) Snapdeal  

8. NGT has ordered which city to introduce destination buses to improve air quality?
a) Delhi 
b) Mumbai 
c) Gwalior 
d) Patna 

9. Who of the following is the author of the book One Part Woman that in recent past was chosen for Sahitya Akademi’s award for translation in English?
a) Aniruddhan Vasudevan
b) Ashwani Kumar
c) Anand Neelakanthan
d) Yasser Usman

10. He was chosen for the Raj Kapoor Special contribution award in April 2017.
a) Akshay Kumar
b) Sunil Shetty 
c) Jackie Shroff
d) Amitabh Bachchan

11. Who of the following was chosen for the prestigious Raj Kapoor Lifetime achievement award of the Maharashtra Government?
a) Vikram Gokhale
b) Amitabh Bachchan
c) Saira Banu 
d) Jackie Shroff

12. Which bank became India’s most-valued Public Sector Unit (PSU) in terms of market valuation? 
a) State Bank of India 
b) Punjab National Bank
c) Union Bank of India
d) Reserve Bank of India 

13. Which country abolished its 457 Visa programme which is used largely by Indians?
a) Canada
b) Australia
c) New Zealand
d) UAE

14. Which city will host the main event of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations in June 2017?
a) Karnal
b) Bhopal
c) Lucknow
d) Bengaluru

15. Which Private sector company became India’s most-valued in terms of market valuation?
a) Reliance Infocomm Limited
b) Adani Power Limited
c) Reliance Industries Limited
d) Tata Consultancy Services

ANSWERS
1. (d) Himachal Pradesh
2. (c) USD 250000
3. (b) Victoria Beckham
4. (a) 12 May
5.  (b) 21 April 
6. (b) Bellandur Lake 
7. (b) Myntra 
8. (a) Delhi 
9. (a) Aniruddhan Vasudevan
10. (c) Jackie Shroff
11. (c) Saira Banu 
12. (a) State Bank of India 
13. (b) Australia
14. (c) Lucknow
15. (d) Tata Consultancy Services

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ APR 19 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. Name the cinema at Lal Chowk of Srinagar whose site will be used for development of a heritage museum soon. 
a) Palladium Cinema
b) Neelam cinema
c) Regal Cinema
d) Naaz Cinema

2. Name the Mars orbiter that in recent past captured a region of Mars sprayed with strange-shaped secondary craters. 
a) Deep Space 2 Probes (2)
b) Mars Odyssey
c) Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
d) Mars Express Orbiter

3. US President Donald Trump on 18 April 2017 signed an executive order named “Buy American, Hire American”. Consider the following statements in context to the order
I. The order tightens the rules for technology companies seeking to bring highly skilled foreign workers to the United States. 
II. The order directs US agencies to propose rules to prevent immigration fraud and abuse in the programme. 
 III. Agencies have also been asked to suggest changes so that the H-1B visas are granted to the most-skilled or highest-paid applicants.

Which is/are correct?
a) Only III
b) Only I and II 
c) Only I and III
d) I, II and III

4. Who of the following was recently appointed as the Chairman of the Police Complaint Authority of Chandigarh?
a) Amarjot Singh Gill 
b) H.S.Rana 
c) N.K. Aggrawal 
d) Mahavir S Chauhan

5. TAL Manufacturing Solutions recently unveiled India’s first conceptualized, designed and manufactured articulated industrial robot. The robot is called as
a) ROBBO
b) BROBO
c) BRABO
d) BROBA

6. Who has recently taken over as the Financial Commissioner of Railways?
a) S Mookerjee
b) B N Mohapatra
c) B B Verma
d) None of the above

7. Who of the following was recently awarded with Dr Paduru Gururaja Bhat Award 2017?
a) A V Narasimha Murthy
b) Romila Thapar
c) Irfan Habib
d) Satish Chandra

8. Which state government has introduced the Social Security Yojana combining five separate beneficiary schemes?
a) Odisha
b) West Bengal
c) Telangana 
d) Uttar Pradesh
 
9. The largest Indian missile destroyer ship has been dedicated to which Indian port city?
a) Chennai 
b) Vishakhapatnam 
c) Kochi 
d) Mumbai 

10. Which former Indian cricketer has been named as one of the commentators for the upcoming Champions trophy?
a) Rahul Dravid 
b) Sachin Tendulkar 
c) Saurav Ganguly 
d) VVS Laxman 

11. Which country is hosting the 3rd Edition of Global Exhibition on Services (GES – 2017)? 
a) India
b) Bangladesh 
c) Nepal 
d) China 

12. UN is going to issue special stamps to commemorate which International Day?
a) World Environment Day
b) World Day Against Child Labour
c) World Refugee Day  
d) International Day of Yoga

13. 
Robert W Taylor, the renowned computer pioneer who passed away, hailed from which country? 
a) United States 
b) Australia 
c) Russia 
d) Japan 

14. 
Emma Morano, the world’s oldest person who passed away, hailed from which country?
a) Norway 
b) Italy 
c) Jamaica 
d) France 

15. The first-ever Nepal-China joint military exercise ‘Sagarmatha Friendship-2017 started in which city?
a) Guangzhou 
b) Pokhara
c) Kathmandu 
d) Beijing 

ANSWER
1. (a) Palladium Cinema
2. (c) Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
3. (d) I, II and III
4. (d) Mahavir S Chauhan
5. (c) BRABO
6. (b) B N Mohapatra
7. (a) A V Narasimha Murthy
8. (b) West Bengal 
9. (a) Chennai 
10. (c) Saurav Ganguly
11. (a) India
12. (d) International Day of Yoga
13. (a) United States
14. (b) Italy
15. (c) Kathmandu

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ APR 18 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is on a State visit to India, is the President of
a) Nepal
b) Bhutan
c) Sri Lanka
d) Maldives

2. Which multilateral organisation released the report Globalisation Backlash?
a) World Bank Group
b) International Monetary Fund
c) Asian Development Fund
d) New Development Bank

3. The joint military exercise Sagarmatha Friendship-2017 has commenced between
a) India and China
b) China and Nepal
c) Nepal and Bangladesh
d) Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

4. Girish Chandra Saxena, who was passed away recently, worked as the Governor of
a) Karnataka
b) Maharashtra
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Jammu & Kashmir

5. The Koradi thermal power station, which was recently inaugurated by the PM Narendra Modi, is located in 
a) West Bengal
b) Odisha
c) Telangana
d) Maharashtra

6. What is the theme of the 2017 World Hemophilia Day (WHD)?
a) We are one
b) Together We Are
c) Tell your Story
d) Hear their voices

7. Which state has become the first Indian state to launch a special awareness drive to ensure that transgenders in the state register as voters?
a) Maharashtra
b) Kerala 
c) Karnataka
d) Mumbai 

8. Which state government has recently launched ‘unemployment allowance scheme?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Telangana 
c) Himachal Pradesh 
d) Uttarakhand 

9. Which state’s government has decided to provide pension to former circus artistes?
a) Karnataka
b) Odisha
c) Kerala
d) Maharashtra

10. Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar has launched portal and mobile app for RUSA. RUSA stands for
a) Rashtriya Uchch Shiksha Abhiyan
b) Rasaynik Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan
c) Rashtra Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan
d) Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan

11. Who of the following won the Arunachal Festival of Speed?
a) K.M. Bopaiah
b) Sandeep Sharma
c) Ajay Kumar
d) Amanpreet Ahluwalia

12. Which of the following IITs is all set to introduce a Vastu Shastra classes for its architecture students?
a) IIT Delhi
b) IIT Bombay
c) IIT Kharagpur
d) IIT Roorkee

13.
 What is the theme of the 2017 World Heritage Day?
a) The Heritage of Sport
b) Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism
c) Agricultural Heritage
d) Heritage of Commemoration

14. The Union Government recently launched a launched a comprehensive module and a training program for capacity building of Elected Women Representatives of Panchayats. The programme was launched in which of the following cities?
a) Ranchi
b) Patna
c) Jamshedpur
d) Bhagalpur

15. Prisoners of this country in Israeli prisons have started a hunger strike
a) Palestine 
b) Iraq
c) Syria
d) None of the above

ANSWER
1. (a) Nepal
2. (a) World Bank Group
3. (b) China and Nepal
4. (d) Jammu and Kashmir
5. (d) Maharashtra
 6. (d) Hear their voices
7. (a) Maharashtra 
8. (c) Himachal Pradesh 
9.(c) Kerala
10. (d) Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan
11. (d) Amanpreet Ahluwalia
12. (c) IIT Kharagpur
13. (b) Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism
14. (a) Ranchi
15. (a) Palestine