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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ JAN 24 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ JAN 24 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. India recently contributed how much amount to the United Nations for Haiti cholera relief?
a) USD 50k
b) USD 98k
c) USD 110k
d) USD 100k

2.
 The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2016) was recently released. The Survey is facilitated by which of the following NGOs?
a) Pratham
b) Akshara Centre
c) ALERT-INDIA
d) CARE India

3. The Union Government constituted a Committee to set rules for implementation of Disabilities Act, 2016. The Committee will be headed by 
a) Union Health Minister
b) Secretary from Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
c) Secretary of DoPT
d) None of the above

4. Who of the following was appointed the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency?
a) Mike Pompeo
b) Steven Mnuchin
c) Ben Carson
d) Tom Price

5. As per a Union Cabinet’s decision, which of these institutes would be declared as Institutions of National Importance?
a) Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)
b) Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
c) National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
d) Both IIMs and NITs

6. It is with this multilateral organisation, the Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute of the University of California entered into a partnership to protect USD 2.5 trillion ocean economy.
a) World Economic Forum
b) International Monetary Fund
c) World Banking Group
d) United Nations

7. 
The Draft National Steel Policy 2017 was released to replace the -
a) National Steel Policy 2002
b) National Steel Policy 2003
c) National Steel Policy 2004
d) National Steel Policy 2005
  
8. 
This country has launched a plan to cut its reliance on import of vegetable from India.
a) Sri Lanka
b) Bangladesh
c) Nepal 
d) Myanmar

9. Election Commission of India (ECI) gave its nod the Union Government to present the Union Budget 2017-18 on 1 February 2017. Consider the following statements in context to the the nod.
I. The go ahead means the budget will be presented ahead of polls in Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Manipur and Goa.
II. No state-specific schemes shall be announced for these poll-bound states 
III. Government's achievements in respect of the five states should not be highlighted in any manner in the speech 

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

10.
 Jharkhand’s annual state budget 2017-18 was presented in the legislative assembly. Consider the following statements in context to the same.
>I. Raghubar Das, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand, on 23 January 2017.
II. Size of the budget for the financial year 2017-18 is Rs 75673 crore.
III. Women welfare expenditure, which will be increased by 30 per cent, was presented under a sub-head of "Gender Budget". 

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

11. Who was appointed as Prime Minister of Mauritius? 
a) Navin Ramgoolam 
b) Pravind Jugnauth 
c) Anerood Jugnauth 
d) Cassam Uteem 

12. When is the National Girl Child Day celebrated in India? 
a) 22 January 
b) 23 January 
c) 24 January 
d) 25 January 

13. Consider the following statements related to Rubber Soil Information System (RubSIS).<br/>I. It was launched by Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry.<br/>II. The services under this system will be available to rubber growing farmers of Kottayam district only.<br/>Which of these statements is/are true?
a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I and II
d) None of them

14. The Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a Bill amending the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. In this regard, consider the following statements.<br/>I.The Bill is aimed at safeguarding Jallikattu sport in Tamil Nadu.<br/>II.The first legal jallikattu under this exemption is scheduled on 1 February 2017 in Alanganallur, Madurai district.<br/>Which is/are correct?
a) Only I
b) Only II 
c) Both I and II
d) Neither I nor II

15. Consider the following statements related to Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017.<br/>I.The scheme will be implemented by the  Life Insurance Corporation of India. <br/>II.  It seeks to provide social security during old age and protect elderly persons aged 60 years and above. <br/>Which of these statements is/are true?
a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I and II
d) Neither I nor II

ANSWERS
1. (d) USD 100k
2. (a) Pratham
3. (b) Secretary from Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
4. (a) Mike Pompeo
5. (a) Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)
6. (a) World Economic Forum
7. (d) National Steel Policy 2005
8. (c) Nepal
9. (c) Only II and III
10. (c) I, II and III
11. (b) Pravind Jugnauth 
12. (c) 24 January
13. (c) Both I and II
14. (c) Both I and II
15. (c) Both I and II

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