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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ WITH ANSWER for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS 12

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ WITH ANSWER for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS 12

Q1. The Centre has given a year extension to ______________ as the Chairman of State Bank of India, first time in the history of the country's largest lender. 
(a) Urjit Patel
(b) KV Kamath
(c) Pratip Chaudhuri
(d) Arundhati Bhattacharya
(e) SS Mundra
The Centre has given a year extension to Arundhati Bhattacharya as the Chairman of State Bank of India, first time in the history of the country's largest lender. In a filing to BSE, the SBI said that the Government in a notification extended the tenure of Arundhati Bhattacharya as the SBI Chairman for a period of one year with effect from October 7 this year. She joined the bank in September 1977 as a probationary officer at the age 22. 

Q2. Which among the following countries has officially postponed the 8-nation SAARC summit 2016 , after 5 countries dropped out of it?
(a) Sri Lanka
(b) Pakistan
(c) Bhutan
(d) Nepal
(e) India
Pakistan has officially postponed the 8-nation SAARC summit 2016 , after 5 countries– India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka dropped out of it. The SAARC Summit was scheduled on November 9 and 10 in Islamabad, Pakistan. 
The boycott of the summit had been initiated by PM Narendra Modi, who pulled out citing strained diplomatic relations with Pakistan. Notably, the summit is consensus-based and is automatically cancelled even if one member decides not to attend.

Q3. Every year 1st October is observed as International day of Older Persons (IDOP). This year (2016), the theme is......?
(a) Take a Stand Against Ageism
(b) Raise Awareness About Issues 
(c) The significance of Day of Older 
(d) Old is Best Friend
(e) None of the above
Every year 1st October is observed as International day of Older Persons (IDOP). The significance of Day is to raise awareness about issues affecting the elderly and to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.  This year, the theme is  "Take a Stand Against Ageism."

Q4. Which of the following Airports has been awarded as "Best Tourist Friendly Airport" under the category for "State Annual Excellence Awards (2015-16)" by Andhra Pradesh Tourism? 
(a) Vijayawada Airport
(b) Sri Sathya Sai Airport
(c) Visakhapatnam Airport
(d) Cuddapah Airport
(e) Tirupati Airport
Airport Authority of India's Tirupati Airport has been awarded as "Best Tourist Friendly Airport" under the category for "State Annual Excellence Awards (2015-16)" by Andhra Pradesh Tourism. 

Q5. Who will be joining Aditya Birla Retail as chief executive officer (CEO)?
(a) Riyadh Mathew
(b) Shakti Sinha 
(c) Mohit Kampani
(d) R Subramania Kumar
(e) Somesh Sharma
Mohit Kampani, the former managing director of Spencer's Retail, is joining Aditya Birla Retail (ABRL), the operator of the More chain of supermarkets and hypermarkets, as chief executive officer. Kampani is set to take charge of food and grocery retail business of the $41 billion conglomerate from October 3, 2016. 

Q6. The Government has decided to raise the Employees Provident Fund ( EPF) investment in Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) from present 5 per cent to ...........?
(a) 10 per cent
(b) 15 per cent
(c) 20 per cent
(d) 25 per cent
(e) 30 per cent
The Government has decided to raise the Employees Provident Fund ( EPF) investment in Exchange Traded Funds from present 5 per cent to 10 per cent. Announcing this Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment said that the decision has been taken considering the good returns in ETF investment.

Q7. Which among the following cities has been conferred with the title of the 'Cleanest Tourist Destination' in India by the Ministry of Tourism?
(a) Agartala, Tripura
(b) Gangtok, Sikkim
(c) Mysore, Karnataka
(d) Nagpur, Maharashtra
(e) Dispur, Assam
Sikkim's capital Gangtok has been conferred with the title of the 'Cleanest Tourist Destination' in India by the Ministry of Tourism. The award was presented to the state officials by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the India Sanitation Conference in New Delhi. Further, Chandigarh and Mysore were felicitated as 'Clean Cities' in the 'million plus population' category.

Q8. The Centre has constituted a four-member Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) under the Chairmanship of..........? 
(a) Amardeep Singh Bhatia
(b) GS Yadav
(c) MS Sahoo
(d) Ajay Tyagi
(e) Unni krishnan
The Centre has constituted a four-member Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) under the Chairmanship of M.S. Sahoo. Sahoo, who was till recently Competition Commission of India (CCI) Member, assumed charge as Chairman of IBBI.
The oath of office was administered by Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi. Sahoo was last month appointed as IBBI Chairman for a period of five years.

Q9. Who had became the first Indian to complete the Spartathlon, widely described as the "world's toughest race"? 
(a) Priyesha Deshmukh 
(b) Annu Rani
(c) Rituparna Das 
(d) Kieren Dsouza
(e) Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
Bengaluru's Kieren Dsouza has become the first Indian to complete the Spartathlon, widely described as the "world's toughest race". The 23-year old completed the 246.6 km distance in the 2016 edition, in 33 hours, one minute and 38 seconds. The Spartathlon is an annual run between Athens and Sparta in Greece, with a reported success rate of 50%.

Q10. Chief Minister Pema Khandu flagged off a 10-member all-women Mt Gorichen Expedition led by Anshu Jamsempa. Pema Khandu is the present Chief Minister of which among the following North-Eastern states?
(a) Manipur
(b) Sikkim
(c) Assam
(d) Tripura
(e) Arunachal Pradesh
Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu flagged off a 10-member all-women Mt Gorichen Expedition led by Anshu Jamsempa. It will be the first all women team attempting to summit the second highest peak of Arunachal Pradesh (6488 mtr), which is considered as a technical peak and only seasoned climbers can make it to the top.

Q11. 900-year-old Rani ki Vav (the Queen's Stepwell) has been named as the 'Cleanest Cultural Heritage Site' in the nation. Rani ki Vav is located at which among the following states?
(a) Assam
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Kerala
(d) Maharashtra
(e) Gujarat
Gujarat's 900-year-old Rani ki Vav (the Queen's Stepwell) has been named as the 'Cleanest Cultural Heritage Site' in the nation. The award was presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Indian Sanitation Conference in Delhi.

Q12. Which District has been declared as the cleanest district in the very first survey of sanitation standards which was conducted in 75 districts of rural India?
(a) Katihar, Bihar
(b) Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh
(c) Bikaner, Rajasthan
(d) Sindhudurg, Maharashtra 
(e) Kochi, Kerala
Sindhudurg in Maharashtra has been declared as the cleanest district in the very first survey of sanitation standards which was conducted in 75 districts of rural India. The 75 districts were recognised on the basis of data available with the Ministry of drinking water and sanitation. These districts were further categorised on four basis: access to toilets, usage, littering in public places, stagnant waste water in the households. 

Q13. Which city were felicitated for 'Clean Cities in million plus population category?
(a) Chandigarh 
(b) Mysore  
(c) Gangtok
(d) All of the above
(e) Only (a) and (b)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitated as many as 11 institutions and organisations for cleanliness. Chandigarh and Mysore were felicitated for 'Clean Cities in million plus population category' and Gangtok for 'Cleanest Tourism Destination'.

Q14. Who has taken over as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of state-run Power Finance Corporation (PFC) with immediate effect?
(a) Rajeev Sharma
(b) MS Sahoo 
(c) Vinod Sawhny 
(d) Arundhati Bhattacharya
(e) None of the above
Rajeev Sharma has taken over as the Chairman and Managing Director of state-run Power Finance Corporation (PFC) with immediate effect. Sharma succeeds M K Goel, who retired on September 30, 2016 on attaining the age of superannuation.

Q15. Public sector Indian Bank has revised its interest rates for Foreign Currency Non-Resident Banking, FCNR (B) deposits with immediate effect. Which among the following Banks is not a Public sector Indian Bank?
(a) State Bank of India
(b) Bhartiya Mahila Bank
(c) Kotak Mahindra Bank
(d) Indian Overseas Bank
(e) United Bank of India
Public sector Indian Bank has revised its interest rates for foreign currency non-resident banking deposits with immediate effect. "For FCNR (B) deposits, in US dollar, the revised interest rates have been fixed at 1.95 per cent for deposits of one year and above but less than two years from the existing 1.96 per cent.



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