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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ JAN 23 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ JAN 23 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. The India Innovation Index (III) will be developed by which international organization to measure innovation performance of Indian states? 
a) World Economic Forum
b) International Monetary Fund
c) United Nations
d) Asian Development Bank

2. Name the renowned Urdu poet who died recently and composed the song for the movie 'Taj Mahal'?
a) Naqsh Lyallpuri
b) Kalraj Mishra
c) CV Vishveshwara
d) Sahil Amonatov

3. Which train recently derailed at Kuneru Railway Station in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh?
a) Sambalpur-Nanded Express
b) Visakhapatnam-Koraput Passenger
c) Visakhapatnam-Korba Express
d) Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express

4. Recently, a group of Hindi scholars asked PM Narendra Modi to bar the addition of Hindi dialects in which schedule of the Indian Constitution?
a) Sixth Schedule
b) Seventh Schedule
c) Eighth Schedule
d) Ninth Schedule

5. Who was recently appointed as a new member of FIFA’s Finance Committee for the period of 2017-2021?
a) Subrata Pal
b) Baichung Bhutia
c) Praful Patel
d) None of the above

6. Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen will be on the judges’ panel of the upcoming 65th edition of Miss Universe pageant. Who of the following will be representing India at the contest?
a) Urvashi Rautela
b) Priyadarshini Chatterjee
c) Roshmitha Harimurthy
d) Natasha Singh

7. Which of the following teams won the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy 2016-17 season?
a) Delhi
b) Bengal
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Bihar

8. Saina Nehwal recently won the 2017 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold Women’s Singles title. Whom did she defeat to win the title?
a) Pornpawee Chochuwong
b) Lai Pei Jing
c) Jongkolphan Kititharakul
d) Rawinda Prajongjai

9. Which warship became India’s first-ever warship to have ATM on board?
a) INS Ishaan
b) INS Vikramaditya
c) INS Arihant
d) INS Viraat

10. India won the three-match One Day International series against England 2-1. Who was declared as man of the series?
a) Kedar Jadhav
b) MS Dhoni
c) Virat Kohli
d) Yuvraj Singh

11. Who was adjudged as the man-of-the-match in the 3rd and final match in three-day ODI series?
a) Yuvraj Singh
b) Kedar Jadhav
c) Jos Buttler
d) Ben Stokes

12. Name the Indian freedom fighter whose 120th birth anniversary was observed across India on 23 January 2017.
a) Lala Lajpat Rai
b) Subhash Chandra Bose
c) Bankim Chandra Chaterjee
d) Khudi Ram Bose

13. The country approved building permits for 566 settler homes in annexed east Jerusalem.
a) Oman
b) UAE
c) Israel
d) Palestine

14. Ministry of Railways on January 2017 signed a joint venture agreement with a state for developing railway infrastructure in the State. Name the state with which the agreement was inked.
a) Odisha
b) Bihar
c) Jharkhand
d) Telangana

15. The Delhi International Airport Limited recently won the prestigious Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility in the aviation transport sector for 2016. In this regard, consider the following statements.
I. The award was presented during the 11th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility.
II. The Golden Peacock Awards were founded by the Institute of Directors, India, in 1991.
Which is/are correct?
I. Only I
II. Only II
III. Both I and II
IV. Neither I nor II

ANSWER

1. (a) World Economic Forum
2. (a) Naqsh Lyallpuri
3. (d) Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express
4. (c) Eighth Schedule
5. (c) Praful Patel
6. (c) Roshmitha Harimurthy
7. (b) Bengal
8. (a) Pornpawee Chochuwong
9. (b) INS Vikramaditya
10. (a) Kedar Jadhav
11. (d) Ben Stokes
12. (b) Subhash Chandra Bose
13. (c) Israel
14. (c) Jharkhand
15. (c) Both I and II

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