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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ WITH ANSWER for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS 13

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ WITH ANSWER for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS 13

Q1. Name the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, who will be the chief guest at the 2017 Republic Day parade, India?
(a) King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz
(b) Fahd bin Abdulaziz
(c) Salman bin Abdulaziz
(d) Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
(e) None of the above
In another signal to Pakistan, India said Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the chief guest at the 2017 Republic Day parade. The United Arab Emirates is considered one of Pakistan's close allies, but has been supportive of India's position on terrorism in the last couple of years.

Q2. Indian golfer _________ won his 6th Asian Tour title, winning the Korea Open 2016 in Incheon,South Korea. 
(a) Gaganjeet Bhullar
(b) Anirban Lahiri
(c) Jyoti Randhawa
(d) Shubham Jaglan
(e) None of the above
Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar won his 6th Asian Tour title, winning the Korea Open 2016 in Incheon,South Korea. The 28-year-old, whose last Asian title came in 2013, was awarded a cash prize of $196,000 for the win. Bhullar, an Arjuna awardee, has been a part of India's silver-winning golf team at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha.

Q3. On 2nd october 2016 (The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi), India formally joined the Paris Climate Change Agreement by submitting its instrument of ratification in New York (UN Headquarter). India became the ___________ country to ratify the agreement.
(a) 41st
(b) 29th
(c) 54th
(d) 73rd
(e) 62nd
On 2 oct 2016 (The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi), India formally joined the Paris Climate Change Agreement by submitting its instrument of ratification in New York (UN Headquarter). India became the 62nd country to ratify the agreement. Main Motive of the COP summits is to monitor and encourage countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A special event was organised to mark the occasion, also observed as the International Day of Nonviolence, at the UN headquarters in New york. COP22 will take place at Marrakech in Morocco , 2016.

Q4. Which among the following states/UTs has launched a mobile application for senior citizens to enable them to reach out to the police quickly in emergency situations. 
(a) Bihar
(b) Delhi
(c) Assam
(d) Chandigarh
(e) Goa
The Delhi Police has launched a mobile application for senior citizens to enable them to reach out to the police quickly in emergency situations. The application 'Delhi Police Senior Citizen' was launched by Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung and Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma.

Q5. Who has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Guinea recently? 
(a) Rajeev Sharma
(b) Vinod Sawhny
(c) R Ravindra
(d) Mohit Kampani
(e) None of the above
R Ravindra, presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Guinea. The Republic of Guinea is a country on the West coast of Africa.

Q6. Who has received the 2016 Noble Prize for Medicine?
(a) Yoshinori Ohsumi, Japan
(b) Tomas Lindahl, Sweden
(c) Svetlana Alexievich, Ukraine
(d) Tu Youyou, China
(e) None of the above
Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi, a cell biologist specializing in autophagy, has received the 2016 Noble Prize for Medicine. He has received the award "for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy". Ohsumi is a professor in Tokyo Institute of Technology 's Frontier Research Center.

Q7. Young filmmaker Katyayan Shivpuri, from Maharashtra, has won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival (SBSFF) for his work in................?
(a) Billi
(b) Murga
(c) Path
(d) Samman
(e) Saur
Young filmmaker Katyayan Shivpuri, from Maharashtra, has won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival (SBSFF) for his work "Murga". Minister of Information and Broadcasting, M Venkaiah Naidu awarded Katyayan with a certificate and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakhs. The short film was directed by young filmmaker Katyayan Shivpuri from Maharashtra.

Q8. Which amomg the following states were declared Open Defecation Free on the birth anniversary of the 'Father of the Nation' (Mahatama Gandhi)?
(a) Gujarat
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) Maharashtra
(e) All of the above
Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, and all the cities and all towns in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh were declared Open Defecation Free on the birth anniversary of the 'Father of the Nation'. In his address to the people of Porbandar through video-conferencing, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu urged them to follow the call of Swachh Bharat Mission given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Q9. The Union Govt has appointed S Sivakumar as a full-time Member of the 21st Law Commission of India. The chairman of the Commission is...........?
(a) P Sathasivam
(b) HL Dattu
(c) Markandey Katju
(d) Balbir Singh Chauhan
(e) TS Thakur
The government has appointed S. Sivakumar, professor at the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi, as a full-time Member of the 21st Law Commission of India. Former Supreme Court judge Balbir Singh Chauhan is the Chairman of the 21st Law Commission.

Q10. Which international airport of India has become the first carbon neutral airport in Asia-Pacific?
(a) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad
(b) Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru
(c) Goa International Airport, Goa
(d) Veer Savarkar International Airport, Andaman and Nicobar
(e) Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
The Indira Gandhi International Airport here has become Asia-Pacific's only and one of the world's few airports to achieve a "carbon neutral" status. Less than 25 airports in the world, most of them Europe, have earned carbon neutral status. The airport, managed by private operator Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), boasts green buildings, solar power plants, rainwater harvesting system, etc., which have helped reduce and offset carbon emissions. 

Q11. Which amomg the following private sector banks has announced that it had picked up 9.99 per cent stake in Varanasi-based Utkarsh Microfinance Ltd besides inking an MoU to offer its product portfolio to Utkarsh customers?
(a) Bandhan Bank
(b) Kotak Mahindra Bank
(c) Axis Bank
(d) ICICI Bank
(e) RBL Bank
Recently listed private sector bank, RBL Bank, announced that it had picked up 9.99 per cent stake in Varanasi-based Utkarsh Microfinance Ltd besides inking an MoU to offer its product portfolio to Utkarsh customers. MD & CEO of RBL Bank- Vishwavir Ahuja.

Q12. Which country has gone top of the ICC Test rankings after their victory against New Zealand?
(a) England
(b) South Africa
(c) Australia
(d) India
(e) Sri Lanka
India go top of the ICC Test rankings after their victory against New Zealand in the second Test in Kolkata. India took the attack to the opposition on Day 4 to dismiss New Zealand for a total of 197 giving India a win by 178 runs. This was enough for India to overtake arch-rivals Pakistan in the rankings.

Q13. Name the Public Sector Banks of India, which has announced its entry into Myanmar by opening a branch in the capital city of Yangon, becoming the first domestic lender to do so?
(a) Canara Bank
(b) Union Bank of India
(c) State Bank of India
(d) Punjab National Bank
(e) Bank of Baroda
State Bank of India announced its entry into Myanmar by opening a branch in the capital city of Yangon, becoming the first domestic lender to do so. The Yangon branch is the 54th foreign branch of the nation's largest lender, chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya, who opened the office, said in a statement in Mumbai.

Q14. Who has won the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix held at the Sepang International Circuit in Selangor, Malaysia?
(a) Sebastian Vettel
(b) Daniel Ricciardo
(c) Kimi Raikkonen
(d) Lewis Hamilton
(e) Nico Rosberg
Australian racing driver, Daniel Ricciardo has won the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix held at the Sepang International Circuit in Selangor, Malaysia. Max Verstappen finished second while Nico Rosberg ended at the third position. He has also won the British Formula 3 Championship in 2009.

Q15. A new World Bank study on poverty and shared prosperity says that extreme poverty worldwide continues to fall despite the lethargic state of the global economy. World Bank target of ending extreme poverty by............?
(a) 2030
(b) 2035
(c) 2040
(d) 2025
(e) 2020
A new World Bank study on poverty and shared prosperity says that extreme poverty worldwide continues to fall despite the lethargic state of the global economy. But it warns that given projected growth trends, reducing high inequality may be a necessary component to reaching the world's goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. According to the inaugural edition of Poverty and Shared Prosperity—a new series that will report on the latest and most accurate estimates and trends in global poverty and shared prosperity annually—nearly 800 million people lived on less than US $ 1.90 a day in 2013. That is around 100 million fewer extremely poor people than in 2012.


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