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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ JAN 12 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS

1. The Finance Minister of Jammu and Kashmir on 11 January 2017 presented the Annual State Budget 2017-18 in the legislative assembly. Consider the following statement in context to the budget. 
I. it calls for regularization of all 61000 ad-hoc daily wagers employed by the previous government.
II. It proposes to implement the 7th pay commission from 1 April 2017.
III. It proposes to create a social security fund and provide a universal basic income to below the poverty line people.
Which is/are correct?
a) Only I and II
b) Only I and III
c) Only II and III
d) I, II and III

2. It is with this country India signed a MoU on cooperation in agriculture and allied sectors.
a) Bhutan
b) Nepal
c) Kenya
d) Nigeria

3. It is with this country India signed a MoU on cyber security.
a) The USA
b) Germany
c) Canada
d) Australia

4. It is in this city the regional conference of labour ministers of southern states was held.
a) Hyderabad
b) Bengaluru
c) Chennai
d) Trivandrum

5. This Scandinavian nation has become the 1st country to cease FM radio broadcasting.
a) Norway
b) Sweden
c) Finland
d) Denmark

6. Which state recently launched India's first Student Startup and Innovation Policy?
a) Gujarat
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Karnataka
d) Maharashtra

7. Barack Obama recently selected four Indian-American scientists for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. Who of the following is NOT included in the list of the awardees?
a) Kaushik Chowdhury
b) Pankaj Lal
c) Manish Arora
d) Archana Tripati

8. World's first Gender Literature Festival held will be held in which of the following cities?
a) Budapest
b) Aurangabad
c) Patna
d) London

9. Name the Indian American actor who will become the first South Asian American to host the famous television show Saturday Night Live.
a) Ashok Amritraj
b) Aziz Ansari
c) Param Gill
d) Nina Duvuluri

10. Identify the Indian men's hockey team captain who became a member of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Athletes' Committee.
a) PR Sreejesh
b) Sardar Singh
c) S. K. Uthappa
d) Dilip Tirkey

11. Who was appointed as Distinguished Senior Fellow of Atlantic Council recently?
a) K M Phogat
b) Manish Tewari
c) Suyash Rai
d) Krishna Sharma

12. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated India's first international exchange India INX at the International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) in which state?
a) Delhi
b) Rajasthan
c) Punjab
d) Gujarat

13. PropTiger.com tied-up with which online portal to form largest online realty firm?
a) OYO Rooms
b) ZO Rooms
c) Housing.com
d) Go Ibibo

14. The National Youth Day was observed on 12 January to mark the birth anniversary of
a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
b) Swami Vivekananda
c) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
d) Sri Aurobindo

15. Name the second of the Scorpene class submarine that was launched at in Mumbai in January 2017 for sea trials.
a) INS Khanderi
b) INS Kalvari
c) INS Chakra
d) INS Sindhughosh

ANSWERS
1. (c) Only II and III
2.(c) Kenya
3. (a) The USA
4.(c) Chennai
5.(a) Norway
6. (a) Gujarat
7. (d) Archana Tripati
8. (c) Patna
9. (b) Aziz Ansari
10. (a) PR Sreejesh
11. (b) Manish Tewari
12. (d) Gujarat
13. (c) Housing.com
14. (b) Swami Vivekananda
15. (a) INS Khanderi

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