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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ JAN 25 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS






1. Wave N Pay contactless card was launched by which bank? 
a) State Bank of India 
b) Central Bank of India
c) Union Bank of India
d) Punjab National Bank

2. Which country launched the Aoba Velox-III satellite into orbit from the International Space Station (ISS)?
a) United States 
b) Singapore 
c) China
d) South Korea

3. The 2017 Pakke-Paga Festival was held in which state? 
a) Arunachal Pradesh 
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Himachal Pradesh
d) Andhra Pradesh 

4. What was the theme of 2017 National Girl Child Day? 
a) Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao 
b) Beti padeghi. tabhi badegi
c) Safety and Development of girl child 
d) Adolescent Girls: Issues and Challenges 

5. 
Which country launched the first military communications satellite Kirameki-2?
a) China
b) India
c) Japan
d) None of the above

6. The Executive Vice-Chairman of Wipro recently announced his retirement from the post. Identify him.
a) Azim Premji
b) Abidali Z Neemuchwala
c) Vivek Agnihotri
d) T K Kurien

7. What is the theme of the 7th National Voters’ Day that was observed recently?
a) Inclusive and Qualitative Participation
b) Empowering Young and Future Voters
c) Belief in the Ballot
d) None of the above

8.
 The Union Cabinet approved the ratification of the Second Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol. The Second Commitment Period ends in which of the following years?
a) 2018
b) 2019
c) 2020
d) 2021

9. US President Donald Trump signs executive order to pull US out of TPP. In this regard, consider the following statements.<br/>I. The full form of TPP is Trans-Pacific Partnership.<br/>II. The agreement initially began with the P4 trade agreement between just four nations, i.e., Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore.<br/> Which is/are correct?
a) Only I
b) Only II 
c) Both I and II
d) Neither I nor II

10. Who of the following is confirmed as the new Ambassador of the United States to the United Nations?
a) Nikki Haley
b) Bobby Jindal
c) Samantha Power
d) None of the above

11. It is with this country India signed 14 agreements to boost bilateral relations.
a) United Arab Emirates
b) Saudi Arabia
c) Kuwait
d) Qatar

12. This company agreed to buy US business software company AppDynamics for about USD 3.7 billion.
a) Cisco Systems 
b) Microsoft
c) Capgemini
d) Tata Consultancy Services

13. The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Committee submitted its report to the Union Ministry of Finance. The committee was headed by
a) C Rangarajan
b) N K Singh
c) Y V Reddy
d) Vijay Kelkar

14. Union Cabinet approved an interest subsidy scheme to boost
a) Rural housing
b) Software exports
c) Cloud computing
d) Cashless transactions

15. It is in this city a world class Integrated Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre will be set up at an estimated cost of Rs 2,524 crore by the Union Government.
a) New Delhi
b) Mumbai
c) Hyderabad
d) Chennai

ANSWERS
1. (d) Punjab National Bank 
2. (b) Singapore 
3. (a) Arunachal Pradesh 
4. (a) Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao 
5. (c) Japan
6. (d) T K Kurien
7. (b) Empowering Young and Future Voters
8. (c) 2020
9. (c) Both I and II
10.  (a) Nikki Haley
11. (a) United Arab Emirates
12. (a) Cisco Systems
13. (b) N K Singh
14. (a) Rural housing
15. (a) New Delhi

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