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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ WITH ANSWER for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS 3

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ WITH ANSWER for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS 3

Q1. Who has appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Sweden?
(a) Atul Kumar Goel
(b) Jyoti Prasad  Rajkhowa 
(c) Anoop Kumar Sharma
(d) Alka Sirohi
(e) Monika Kapil Mohta
Ms. Monika Kapil Mohta, presently Additional Secretary in the Ministry, has  appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Sweden. Ambassador is an accredited diplomat sent by a state as its permanent representative in a foreign country.

Q2. The Consul General of Malaysia in India ________________ has released the translated version of 'Sai Charitra Granth', a book on the life of Sai Baba.
(a) Pandikar Amin Mulia
(b) Jomo Kwame Sundaram
(c) Abdul Halim of Kedah
(d) Eldeen Husaini Muhammad Hashim
(e) None of the above
The Consul General of Malaysia in India Eldeen Husaini Muhammad Hashim has released the translated version of 'Sai Charitra Granth', a book on the life of Sai Baba. Sai Baba, also known as Shirdi Sai Baba, was an Indian spiritual master who was regarded by his devotees as a saint, fakir, and satguru, according to their individual proclivities and beliefs. He was revered by both his Hindu and Muslim devotees, and during, as well as after, his life it remained uncertain if he was a Hindu or a Muslim.

Q3. The Ministry of Railways has announced the launch of ________________ through Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to provide wheelchair-cum-porter services for the differently-abled, elderly and ailing passengers at major railway stations.
(a) Yatri Sakha Samadhan
(b) Yatri Bandhu Seva
(c) Yatri Mitra Seva
(d) Tourist Mitra Scheme
(e) Yatri Mela Yojana
The Ministry of Railways has announced the launch of 'Yatri Mitra Seva', through Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to provide wheelchair-cum-porter services for the differently-abled, elderly and ailing passengers at major railway stations. The IRCTC has to find non-governmental or charitable organisations, or public sector undertakings to offer the service free of cost. If no help comes forth, service has to be arranged by the IRCTC, and this may come with a fee, the Railway Board said in a communiqué to all zonal railways. IRCTC is free to arrange this service through existing battery car service operators.

Q4. Which among the following films has won best drama series at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards?
(a) Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
(b) Game of Thrones
(c) Veep
(d) Mr Robot
(e) All of the above
The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was announced in Los Angeles, California, U.S. The Game of Thrones won best drama series at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, while Veep took home the top comedy award. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story also earned several awards, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her fifth consecutive Emmy in the lead comedy actress category.

Q5. The Government planned to double the number of schemes under DBT to 147 by................?
(a) March, 2017
(b) December, 2016
(c) Septemer, 2017
(d) June, 2019
(e) April, 2018
The Government planned to double the number of schemes under DBT to 147 by March next year and had launched pilots for paying subsidy on food, kerosene and fertiliser directly via bank accounts of beneficiaries. Benefits and subsidies in as many as 74 schemes of 17 government departments and ministries were paid directly to beneficiaries under DBT. The government planned to extend DBT to 147 schemes by March 2017.

Q6. Which among the following companies has been conferred the prestigious membership of the Asia-Pacific Aerospace Quality Group (APAQG) under the category 'Full Member with voting rights'? 
(a) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
(b) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited  (BHEL)
(c) International Business Machines (IBM)
(d) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
(e) None of the above
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has been conferred the prestigious membership of the Asia-Pacific Aerospace Quality Group (APAQG) under the category 'Full Member with voting rights'. This makes India the seventh nation to join the APAQG under TRHE International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). The othernations of APAQG are China, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia,Singapore and Japan.

Q7. India successfully test-fired the most advanced ____________ 'Barak-8' off the Odisha coast?
(a) surface-to-suface missile
(b) surface-to-air missile
(c) air-to-air missile
(d) anti war destroyer
(e) None of the above
India successfully test-fired the most advanced surface-to-air missile 'Barak-8' off the Odisha coast. The long-range nuclear capable ballistic missile, developed jointly with Israel, was launched from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur in Balasore district of Odisha.

Q8. Which among the following two countries's naval forces began joint naval exercises in the South China Sea?
(a) China and Pakistan
(b) India and France
(c) Russia and China
(d) USA and UK
(e) Japan and South Korea
Chinese and Russian naval forces began joint naval exercises in the South China Sea. The 8 day exercise would highlight marine corps units in "live-fire drills, sea crossing and island landing operations and island defense.

Q9. A first-of-its-kind Indian music and dance festival aimed to showcase the country's rich and diverse culture was kicked off in..............?
(a) Nepal
(b) Singapore
(c) Saudi Arabia
(d) Australia
(e) USA
A first-of-its-kind Indian music and dance festival aimed to showcase the country's rich and diverse culture was kicked off at iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia. The festival "Confluence: Festival of India" was inaugurated by Union Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma with spectacular joint performances by Indian and Australian artists. Almost 2000 people attended the two-hour long show which showcased the rich and diverse culture of Indian music and dance along with Australian performers. 

Q10. Who has become the first person from the African continent to head a global organisation of medicine professionals working for the safety of blood transfusion worldwide?
(a) Ashwini Malhotra
(b) Kundan Keshav
(c) Baldev Singh
(d) Anshuman Kuwar
(e) Ravi Reddy
Ravi Reddy, currently the Chief Operations Officer of the South African National Blood Service (SANBS), will head the International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT), headquartered in Amsterdam. Although Reddy has been credited with transforming the safety of blood donation and transfer in South Africa with its very high incidence of HIV/AIDS, he has insisted that this was a team effort by the staff of SANBS.

Q11. Name the person, who has been honored as the 2016 humanitarian of the year?
(a) Francois Hollande
(b) Arvind Kejriwal
(c) Barack Obama
(d) Pope Francis
(e) Aung San Suu Kyi
The Harvard Foundation named Nobel laureate and Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi its 2016 Humanitarian of the Year, while students from the Harvard Islamic Society stood outside to protest what they consider her silence toward the country's persecuted Muslim minority. Suu Kyi, elected head of Myanmar's government in April, was placed under house arrest in 1989 for protesting against the country's dictatorship and served 15 years in detention.

Q12. Which among the following banks has opened its national processing centre in Manipal, Karnataka recently?
(a) Corporation Bank
(b) Canara Bank
(c) Indian Bank
(d) Syndicate Bank
(e) Indian Overseas Bank
Arun Shrivastava, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Syndicate Bank, opened the bank's national processing centre in Manipal. This centre is part of the business process re-engineering (BPR) pillar of 'Project Ananya'.

Q13. Which among the following private sector banks has partnered with fintech startup venture NiYO to help staff of both the companies claim their employee benefits through a common mobile application?
(a) Bandhan Bank
(b) Axis Bank
(c) Yes Bank
(d) ICICI Bank
(e) HDFC Bank
Private-sector Yes Bank has partnered with fintech startup venture NiYO to help staff of both the companies claim their employee benefits through a common mobile application. "Under the partnership, Yes Bank along with NiYO has rolled out the Yes Bank NiYO Benefits Card that makes it easy for organisations to give employee benefits, and for employees to claim the benefits.

Q14. Who has taken charge as executive director of Syndicate Bank?
(a) Gurudeo Madhukar Yadwadkar
(b) SS Mallikarjuna Rao
(c) Krishna Prasad Nair 
(d) Arundhati Bhattacharya
(e) Kishore Sansi
SS Mallikarjuna Rao has taken charge as executive director of Syndicate Bank. Prior to joining the bank, Rao was General Manager and CFO of Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC), looking after alternate delivery channels, marketing and publicity. He started his career as probationary officer in Bank of Maharashtra in 1985. He has been a professional banker for over 31 years.

Q15. Standard & Poor's (S&P) Global Ratings has forecasted a "relatively high quality and steroid-free" GDP growth of _______ for India over the next few years.
(a) 8.0 per cent
(b) 8.2 per cent
(c) 7.9 per cent
(d) 7.2 per cent
(e) 7.7 per cent
Backed by broadening of domestic consumption base, S&P Global Ratings today projected India to clock a "steroid-free" growth of 8% over the next few years.


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