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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ WITH ANSWER for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS 8

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ WITH ANSWER for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS 8

Q1. India's Lopamudra Raut was the second runner-up at Miss United Continents 2016. The crown was won by Jeslyn Santos from--------?
(a) Thailand
(b) Japan
(c) China
(d) Vietnam
(e) Philippines
There is no denying that the world is now increasingly acknowledging the allure of Indian beauty. At an event on September 25, 2016, Lopamudra Raut bagged the second runner-up spot at Miss United Continents, which was held in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Jeslyn Santos from the Philippines won the title of Miss United Continents. Raut received a cash prize of $15,000. She also won the Best National Costume sub-contest, which was designed by Melvyn Noronha.

Q2. The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management has appointed __________ as the asset management company for the creation and launch of a new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF).
(a) Canara Robeco AMC
(b) ICICI Prudential AMC
(c) BOI AXA AMC
(d) BNP Paribas AMC
(e) None of the above
The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management, Ministry of Finance has appointed ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Ltd as the asset management company for the creation and launch of a new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF).
The new ETF will comprise of shares of listed CPSEs and other corporates. ICICI Prudential AMC is India's largest asset manager having assets under management of Rs. 2,17,030 crore (closing AUM as on 31st August 2016).

Q3. Name the India's Squash player, who defeat Jordan's Mohammad Al-Sarraj to won the U-19 Asian Junior Individual squash championship title in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently? 
(a) Deepika Pallikal
(b) Mayaram Singh
(c) PV Balaji
(d) Velavan Senthilkumar
(e) Shashi Nath
India's Squash player Velavan Senthilkumar defeat Jordan's Mohammad Al-Sarraj to won the U-19 Asian Junior Individual squash championship title in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Velavan is the second Indian to win the title after Ravi Dixit, who won it in 2010.

Q4. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on which Insurance Company for violations of various norms?
(a) Life Insurance Corporation
(b) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
(c) SBI Life Insurance Company
(d) Bharti AXA Life Insurance 
(e) None of the above
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on SBI Life Insurance Company for violations of various norms, including guidelines on accepting business from a corporate agent after the expiry of licence. The IRDAI is an autonomous apex statutory body tasked with the regulation and promot in of the insurance and Re-insurance industries in India.

Q5. Who has been elected new president of the Boxing Federation of India?
(a) Ajay Singh
(b) Anurag Srivastava
(c) Mohan M Shantanagoudar 
(d) Jay Kowli
(e) Arun Goyal
Uttarakhand's Ajay Singh has been elected new president of the Boxing Federation of India, and the Mumbai-based Jay Kowli won the post of secretary-general as the election process for the office-bearers of the new National federation was completed. Indian Boxing Federation is the Indian national governing body for Olympic boxing and is the India's member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA). It is headquartered in New Delhi.

Q6. Name the greatest golfers of all time, who has died at the age of 87 in Pittsburgh recently?
(a) Azeglio Ciampi 
(b) Edward Albee
(c) Curtis Hanson
(d) S K Mahajan
(e) Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer, who is regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time has died at the age of 87 in Pittsburgh from complications of heart problems. From 1958 through 1964, Palmer was the charismatic face of professional golf and one of its dominant players.  Arnold Daniel Palmer was an American professional golfer. He won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955.

Q7. Which company has introduced special packaging for its flagship brands - Maggi, Nescafe and Kitkat, to support education for girl children?
(a) Dell India
(b) Microsoft India
(c) Facebook India
(d) Nestle India
(e) Google India
Nestle India has introduced special packaging for its flagship brands - Maggi, Nescafe and Kitkat, to support education for girl children. This initiative has been undertaken in collaboration with Nanhi Kali, an NGO, which is involved in imparting education to underprivileged girl children.

Q8. Which among the following countries's State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters activated a level III emergency response for the approaching Typhoon Megi.
(a) France
(b) Germany
(c) China
(d) Japan
(e) Russia
China activated a level-3 emergency response for the approaching typhoon 'Megi' expected to hit the country.

Q9. World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27th September Since 1980 to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The theme of this year is............?
(a) Tourism and People - celebrated universal accessibility 
(b) Tourism for all - promoting universal accessibility
(c) National and International Tourism
(d) People are aware for Tourism
(e) None of the above
Today (27th September 2016) is World Tourism Day. The Day is celebrated on 27th September Since 1980 to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The theme of this year is 'Tourism for all - promoting universal accessibility'. In a massage, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that on this World Tourism Day, let the world recognize that all people can and should be able to participate in tourism and enjoy unforgettable travel experiences.

Q10. Name the Indian leader, who address 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York,USA.
(a) Sushma Swaraj
(b) Narendra Modi
(c) Arun Jaitley
(d) Suresh Prabhu
(e) Radha Mohan Singh
India's Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, USA on September 26th, 2016.

Q11. The Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated the four day Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Krishi Unnati Mela – 2016, in which city?
(a) Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
(b) Darbhanga, Bihar
(c) Nagpur, Maharashtra
(d) Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
(e) Jodhpur, Rajasthan
The Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated the four day Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Krishi Unnati Mela – 2016, in Mathura, on 26th September, 2016. On this occasion, he said that Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay was born in Mathura but he gave a new direction to the entire country through his thoughts and works. He said that Pandit Deen Dayal was a great philosopher, economist, social reformer, fearless journalist and political thinker. He said that the country has shown gratitude to him by opening Uttar Pradesh Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishvidyalaya and Cow Research Institute after his name at his birth place, Mathura.

Q12. The Reserve Bank has given approval to how much amount to cash credit limit (CCL) for purchasing paddy in poll-bound Punjab?
(a) Rs 80,000-crore 
(b) Rs 26,000-crore 
(c) Rs 50,000-crore 
(d) Rs 20,000-crore 
(e) Rs 10,000-crore
The Reserve Bank has given approval to Rs 26,000-crore cash credit limit (CCL) for purchasing paddy in poll-bound Punjab, which came as a relief for SAD-BJP combine that struggled hard in the past for release of funds to buy foodgrain.

Q13. Who was elected Chairman of the Finance Companies Association India (FCAI), at the 33rd AGM of the Association?
(a) Kamal Kishor
(b) Madan Singh
(c) V Gopalakrishnan
(d) Navtej Sarna
(e) Ajay Singh
V Gopalakrishnan, Chief Financial Officer, TVS Credit Services, was elected Chairman of the Finance Companies Association India (FCAI), at the 33rd AGM of the Association held on September 24.

Q14. Which among the following countries has built world's largest radio telescope nicknamed Tianyan (Heavenly Eye" or "The Eye of Heaven) or the five-hundred-metre aperture spherical radio telescope (FAST)?
(a) USA
(b) India
(c) Japan
(d) China
(e) Germany
China has built world's largest radio telescope nicknamed Tianyan (Heavenly Eye" or "The Eye of Heaven) or the five-hundred-metre aperture spherical radio telescope (FAST). China has built world's largest radio telescope nicknamed Tianyan (Heavenly Eye" or "The Eye of Heaven) or the five-hundred-metre aperture spherical radio telescope (FAST).

Q15. Who is the President of the seventy first (71st) session of the UN General Assembly?
(a) Jim Yong Kim
(b) Christine Lagarde
(c) Roberto Azevedo
(d) Ban Ki-moon
(e) H.E. Peter Thomson
Headquarter of UNGA- New York, USA


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