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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ WITH ANSWER for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS 7

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ WITH ANSWER for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS  7

Q1. Which of the following countries has signed a peace agreement with one of the country's largest militant groups Hezb-e-Islami led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar?
(a) Nigeria
(b) Iraq
(c) Afghanistan
(d) Syria
(e) Bangladesh

Q2.  The "White Helmets" has won the prestigious Right Livelihood Award which is also known as 'alternative Nobel' prize. The White Helmets is an aid group based in.........?
(a) Syria
(b) Yemen
(c) Iraq
(d) North Korea
(e) Indonesia
Syrian aid group White Helmets has won the prestigious Right Livelihood Award which is also known as 'alternative. Nobel' prize. The White Helmets also known as the Syria Civil Defence is a Syrian civil organisation of emergency responders in rebelheld areas.

Q3. The first-ever Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award-2016 will be posthumously bestowed to Olympic champion __________, who passed away on June 3, 2016.
(a) Mark Spitz
(b) Paavo Nurmi
(c) Michael Phelps
(d) Sawao Kato
(e) Muhammad Ali
The first-ever Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award-2016 will be posthumously bestowed to Olympic champion Muhammad Ali, who passed away on June 3, 2016. It will be accepted by his wife Lonnie Ali. The annual award will recognize an individual(s) who has served as a powerful force for good in society, inspiring others by contributing to a better world, uniting people or leading a cause.

Q4. The 8th edition of the Indo-Russia joint military exercise _____________ was flagged off in Vladivostok in Russia.
(a) Additional 2016
(b) Yudha 2016
(c) Garud 2016
(d) Indra 2016
(e) Shakti 2016
The 8th edition of the Indo-Russia joint military exercise 'Indra 2016' was flagged off in Vladivostok in Russia. Indra, a portmanteau of the names of both the countries, is a biannual exercise which has been carried out between the two allies since 2003. This year, the focus is on Counterterrorism Operations in Semi Mountainous and Jungle Terrain under United Nations Mandate. Interestingly though, Russian troops arrived in Pakistan the same day for the first-ever Pakistan-Russia joint military exercise dubbed  "Friendship-2016".

Q5. Which film has been chosen India's official entry to Best Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Academy Awards to be held in 2017?
(a) Pink
(b) Visaranai
(c) Thithi
(d) Beti
(e) The Lunch Box
Visaranai, the Tamil docu-drama crime thriller, has been chosen India's official entry to Best Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Academy Awards to be held in 2017. The national award-winning film, directed by Vetrimaran, and produced by actor Dhanush's Wunderbar Films, documents four migrant workers who suffer police brutality and corruption after being jailed on false charges.

Q6. Which among the following states government has allotted Rs 204 crore towards the implementation of the enhanced gold scheme under a marriage assistance programme and allotted for 'Thaaliku Thangam' (Gold for Mangalsutra) scheme for the year 2016-17 to benefit 12,500 women?
(a) Assam
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Telangana
(d) Kerala
(e) Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu government has allotted Rs 204 crore towards the implementation of the enhanced gold scheme under a marriage assistance programme. Rs 204 crore has been allotted for 'Thaaliku Thangam' (Gold for Mangalsutra) scheme for the year 2016-17 to benefit 12,500 women. The scheme involves providing marriage assistance and gold for daughters of poor parents and widows among others to make 'thaali.' The assistance of Rs 25,000 for beneficiaries who have passed Class X and Rs 50,000 to those with an undergraduate degree or diploma is also given as part of the scheme.

Q7. Who has been appointed as Additional Secretary in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council?
(a) Prashant Jaitley
(b) Hashmukh Adhiya
(c) Arvind Mayaram
(d) Arun Goyal
(e) Bibek Debroy
Senior IAS officer Arun Goyal has been appointed as Additional Secretary in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council. The Council, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, is mandated to decide on tax rate, exempted goods and the threshold limit. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved Goyal's appointment against the newly created post, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training.

Q8. Which among the following states has becomes the first state to adopt Centre's Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) in all its urban local bodies (ULB)?
(a) Kerala
(b) Gujarat
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Odisha
(e) Punjab
Rajasthan becomes the first state to adopt Centre's Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) in all its urban local bodies (ULB). Almost 5 lakh conventional streetlights have been replaced with LED streetlights across the state. The project has been funded by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a public energy services company under the administration of Union ministry of power at no cost to the state.

Q9. Five Indian cities that have made to the list of  top 100 cities in the sixth annual Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index. Which among of the following cities are not them? 
(a) Pune
(b) Hyderabad
(c) Kolkata
(d) New Delhi
(e) Chennai
Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Pune are the Indian cities that have made to the list of  top 100 cities in the sixth annual Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index. Kolkata ranks 62nd in the index.The study is based on data from IATA, National Tourism Boards, IMF and other organisations.

Q10. Mobile payments and loans start-up ftcash, backed by IvyCap Ventures, is the first fintech start-up to launch Unified Payment Interface (UPI) for merchants in association with.................?
(a) ICICI Bank
(b) Axis Bank
(c) HDFC Bank
(d) State Bank of India
(e) Bank of Baroda
Mobile payments and loans start-up ftcash, backed by IvyCap Ventures, is the first fintech start-up to launch Unified Payment Interface (UPI) for merchants in association with ICICI Bank. ftcash is a virtual POS for micro-merchants to accept payments through credit cards, debit cards, and wallets such as Freecharge, Mobikwik, and PayPal, among others.

Q11. Which administration and French Development Agency (AFD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoUs) on Smart City Project and 'Technical Cooperation' in the field of Sustainable Urban Mobility? 
(a) Chandigarh
(b) New Delhi
(c) Dadra and Nagar Haveli 
(d) Lakshadweep
(e) Daman and Diu
Chandigarh Administration and French Development Agency (AFD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoUs) on Chandigarh Smart City Project and 'Technical Cooperation' in the field of Sustainable Urban Mobility. 

Q12. Who became the fastest Indian and second overall to take 200 wickets, reaching the milestone in his 37th Test recently?
(a) Amit Mishra
(b) Ravichandran Ashwin
(c) Umesh Yadav
(d) Ravindra Jadeja
(e) None of the above
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin today became the fastest Indian and second overall to take 200 wickets, reaching the milestone in his 37th Test. Ashwin trapped New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson in front to get to the 200-mark on day four of the first Test at the Green Park in Kanpur.

Q13. Who has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Djibouti? 
(a) Mridula Jayant
(b) Sushant Khatri
(c) Anurag Srivastava
(d) Ranjit Prasad Bahadur 
(e) None of the above
Shri Anurag Srivastava are presently Ambassador of India to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Djibouti, with residence in Addis Ababa. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.

Q14. Which among the following newspaper has been awarded the Silver and Bronze awards in the 'Best Reader Engagement' category of the South Asian Digital Media Awards at the WAN-IFRA (World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers) India 2016 conference in Kolkata? 
(a) Economics Times
(b) The Indian Express
(c) Business Standard
(d) The Hindu
(e) The Times of India
The Hindu has been awarded the Silver and Bronze awards in the 'Best Reader Engagement' category of the South Asian Digital Media Awards at the WAN-IFRA (World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers) India 2016 conference in Kolkata. The Silver award went to the Ask Ashwin Contest from The Hindu Group's sportstarlive.com. The Hindu's online coverage of the Tamil Nadu Assembly Election Campaign 2016 bagged the Bronze award in the Best Reader Engagement category. The awards were presented at a glittering ceremony.

Q15. Who will be the new Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOC), the nation's largest company?
(a) Arun Goyal 
(b) Navtej Sarna
(c) Madhusudan Sahoo
(d) Anurag Srivastava
(e) Sanjiv Singh
Sanjiv Singh will be the new Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, the nation's largest company. Singh, 56, who is currently Director of Refineries at IOC, was selected for the top job after government head hunters Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) interviewed eight candidates.


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