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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ JAN 7 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS

1.    Name the country with which India in first week of January 2017 signed protocol to amend Double Taxation Avoidance Convention.
a)    Kazakhstan
b)    Iran
c)    Israel
d)    Mexico
2.    Who in the recent past observed that certain linkage between food & drugs in treating diseases?
a)    Norman Borlaug
b)    CNR Rao
c)    Raghunath Anant Mashelkar
d)    MS Swaminathan
3.    Name the country that in recent past launched its second Tongxin Jishu Shiyan satellite.
a)    Germany
b)    China
c)    Japan
d)    None of the above
4. The 14th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was inaugurated in
a)    Hyderabad
b)    Bengaluru
c)    New Delhi
d)    Mumbai
5. This city hosted the International Conference on Yoga for Diabetes.
a)    Hyderabad
b)    New Delhi
c)    Kolkata
d)    Haridwar
6. Who has become the first batsman to score test hundreds in 11 countries?
a)    Virat kohli
b)    Younis Khan
c)    Alastair Cook
d)    Steve Smith
7. The helpline number 14444 launched by the Government to promote
a)    Online education
b)    Handloom sector
c)    Digital Payments
d)    Renewable energy
8. Which organisation released the statistical estimates on Migrants Workers Report?
a)    International Labour Organisation
b)    World Bank Group
c)    World Economic Forum
d)    International Monetary Fund
9. 105-year-old man Robert Marchand made history by cycling more than 14 miles in an hour. He belongs to
a)    Germany
b)    Finland
c)    Ireland
d)    France
10. As per a directive of the Union Government, NRIs can deposit old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 banknotes till
a)    30 June 2017
b)    31 July 2017
c)    31 August 2017
d)    30 September 2017
11. Asia's biggest book fair was inaugurated in
a)    Mumbai
b)    Kolkata
c)    New Delhi
d)    Hyderabad
12. As per the advance estimates released by the CSO, the GDP in 2016-17 is set to grow at
a)    7.1%
b)    7.2%
c)    7.3%
d)    7.4%
13. The RBI agreed to provide Rs 100 crore in Rs 100 notes to this country.
a)    Nepal
b)    Bhutan
c)    Bangladesh
d)    Sri Lanka
14. Hindustan Zinc Ltd recently got environmental clearance for Zawar Mines expansion project. The mines is located in
a)    Jharkhand
b)    Madhya Pradesh
c)    Rajasthan
d)    Uttar Pradesh
15. Union Government approved 26% strategic stake sale in this public sector undertaking.
a)    Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
b)    Bharat Earth Movers Limited
c)    Container Corporation of India
d)    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

Answers
1. (a) Kazakhstan
2. (d) MS Swaminathan
3. (b) China
4. (b) Bengaluru
5. (b) New Delhi
6. (b) Younis Khan
7. (c) Digital Payments
8. (a) International Labour Organisation
9. (d) France
10. (a) 30 June 2017
11. (c) New Delhi
12. (a) 7.1%
13. (a) Nepal
14. (c) Rajasthan
15. (b) Bharat Earth Movers Limited

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