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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ JAN 27 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS



1.
 Alexander Kadakin, who passed away recently, served as the Ambassador of which country to India? 
a) Japan
b) Russia 
c) Singapore 
d) China

2. Who was awarded with the gallantry award Ashok Chakra on the 68th Republic Day of India? 
a) Neerav Modi
b) Harpreet Sandhu 
c) Hangpan Dada 
d) Akhil Jha

3. Emmy award-winning actress Mary Tyler Moore, who passed away recently, belonged to which country? 
a) United States 
b) Australia
c) China
d) England

4. 
V Shanmuganathan resigned as the Governor of which State recently?
a) Manipur
b) Nagaland
c) Meghalaya
d) Sikkim

5. Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. recently signed MoU with which Middle East country?
a) Dubai
b) Oman
c) Abu Dhabi
d) Qatar

6. The Corruption Perception Index 2016 was released by Transparency International. What is the rank of India in the index?
a) 79th 
b) 78th
c) 24th 
d) 94th 

7. What is the range of the surface-to-surface missile Ababeel, which was recently flight tested by Pakistan's military?
a) 3000 km
b) 2100 km
c) 2400 km
d) 2200 km

8. 
Kambala festival, a Buffalo Race, is celebrated annually in which of the following states?
a) Telangana
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Karnataka
d) Kerala

9. The International Olympics Committee stripped Jamaican men’s 4x100m relay team of gold medal won in the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 as a teammate was found to be guilty of doping. Name the teammate.
a) Usain Bolt
b) Nesta Carter
c) Omar McLeod
d) Yohan Blake

10. Eight sports personalities were included in the list of Padma Shri awardees. Who of the following is not in the list?
a) Pankaj Advani
b) Virat Kohli
c) Sakshi Malik
d) Mariyappan Thangavelu

11. 
This State Government announced Rs 100 crore fund for fintech start-ups.
a) Karnataka
b) Gujarat
c) Maharashtra
d) Andhra Pradesh

12. 
The All India Football Federation launched the first ever Women’s Professional League with this many number of teams.
a) 5
b) 6
c) 7
d) 8

13. Russia conducted joint operation with this country in Syria's Al-Bab against Islamic State.
a) Turkey
b) Israel
c) Lebanon
d) Jordan

14. 
Who among the following didn’t figure in the 2017 Padma Vibushan Awardees list?
a) K J Yesudas
b) Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
c) Sharad Pawar
d) L K Advani

15. 
The Chinnaswamy Stadium became the first cricket stadium in the world to install SubAir System. The stadium is located in
a) Chennai
b) Bengaluru
c) New Delhi
d) Cuttack

ANSWERS

1. (b) Russia 
2. (c) Hangpan Dada 
3. (a) United States
4. (c) Meghalaya
5. (c) Abu Dhabi
6. (a) 79th 
7. (d) 2200 km
8. (c) Karnataka
9. (b) Nesta Carter
10. (a) Pankaj Advani
11. (d) Andhra Pradesh
12. (c) 6
13. (a) Turkey
14. (d) L K Advani
15. (b) Bengaluru


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