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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ WITH ANSWER for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS 11

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ WITH ANSWER for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS 11 

Q1. International Monetary Fund, IMF, has said India is embarking on significant reforms and will grow at more than _____ per cent.
(a) 8 per cent
(b) 5 per cent
(c) 6 per cent
(d) 7 per cent
(e) None of the above

International Monetary Fund, IMF, has said India is embarking on significant reforms and will grow at more than 7 per cent. Speaking at an event in United States, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said, China is rightly re-balancing its economy, albeit slower growing economic model but it will continue to grow at a robust rate of about 6 per cent. 

Q2. Who has been appointed as Executive Director of Indian Overseas Bank?
(a) Anurag Srivastava
(b) Ajay Singh
(c) Vijay Kelkar
(d) Sushil Muhnot
(e) R Subramania Kumar
The Centre has appointed R Subramania Kumar as Executive Director of Indian Overseas Bank. Prior to this appointment, Kumar was Executive Director of Indian Bank.

Q3. The International Translation Day is being observed on 30th September across The world with the theme............?
(a) Translation and Interpreting: Connecting Worlds
(b) Seminars and symposiums across the world.
(c) Breaking down language barriers.
(d) Annual event for the translation community
(e) None of the above
The International Translation Day is being observed today on 30 September across The world with the theme "Translation and Interpreting: Connecting Worlds". This is the annual event for the translation community and event is marked with a series of dedicated events, seminars and symposiums across the world. Established by the International Federation of Translators (FIT), the annual celebration of the International Translation Day is an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of translators who endeavor to make the world a slightly smaller place by breaking down language barriers.

Q4. Russian and Cuba have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of peaceful atomic energy use. The currency of Cuba is
(a) Pound
(b) Peso
(c) Rand
(d) Krona
(e) Shekel
The deal, laying the basis for further Russian-Cuban cooperation in different fields of peaceful atomic energy use, from agriculture to training nuclear specialists, was signed by Rosatom Deputy CEO for International Relations Nikolai Spassky and Cuban Deputy Science Minister Jose Fidel Santana.

Q5. According to HSBC, Inflation is likely to remain below the Reserve Bank's early 2017 target of ______ for the next 12 months, opening up space for monetary easing.
(a) 7 per cent
(b) 6 per cent
(c) 5 per cent
(d) 3 per cent
(e) 4 per cent
Inflation is likely to remain below the Reserve Bank's early 2017 target of 5 per cent for the next 12 months, opening up space for monetary easing, says an HSBC report recently. According to the global financial services major, the declining trend in inflation is expected to continue as new crop streams into the market and CPI inflation could fall to below 4.5 per cent in January-March 2017.

Q6. Name the player, who has smashed National records and became first Indian woman to cross 60m mark?
(a) Annu Rani
(b) Geeta Phogat
(c) Mary Kom
(d) PV Sindhu
(e) Sarita Devi
Javelin thrower Annu Rani smashed her own national record and in the process became the first Indian woman to cross the 60m mark on the third and penultimate day of the 56th Open National Athletics Championships in Lucknow.

Q7. Which among the following companies have joined hands to announce a historic partnership on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning recently?
(a) Microsoft
(b) Facebook
(c) Google
(d) Amazon
(e) All of the above
Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft, have joined hands to announce a historic partnership on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. These companies will discuss advancements and conduct research in AI and how to develop best products and services powered by machine learning. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability of a computer program or a machine to think and learn.

Q8. Which Metro is introducing a travel card facility for its Airport Express Line commuters that would allow them to avail a maximum of 10 trips on a concessional rate within 15 days (Starting October 1, 2016)?
(a) Mumbai Metro
(b) Kolkata Metro
(c) Chennai Metro
(d) Delhi Metro
(e) Jaipur Metro
Starting October 1, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is introducing a travel card facility for its Airport Express Line commuters that would allow them to avail a maximum of 10 trips on a concessional rate within 15 days. The validity of the 10 Trip Card (10-T card) will be for 15 days and the facility will be applicable on a trial basis for three months, DMRC.

Q9. Who was honoured with the 29th Moortidevi Award 2015 for his novel Ananta Jeevanam?
(a) Nagendra Nath
(b) Upamanyu Chatterjee
(c) Prof Kolakaluri Enoch
(d) Aravind Adiga
(e) None of the above
Telugu author and eminent scholar Prof Kolakaluri Enoch was honoured with the 29th Moortidevi Award 2015 for his novel Ananta Jeevanam. The award was given to the author by noted historian Dr Kapila Vatsyayan.

Q10. The world's first child with genes from three people was born to a ________ couple.
(a) Indian Couple
(b) Jordanian couple
(c) Chinese Couple
(d) American Couple
(e) Russian Couple
The world's first child with genes from three people was born to a Jordanian couple. The baby was delivered in Mexico. The five-month-old boy carries not only the DNA from both his parents but also a tiny piece of genetic code from a donor in order to avoid inheriting a genetic condition that could kill him.

Q11. Name the Bangladeshi author, who had passed away in Dhaka recently? 
(a) Syed Shamsul Haq
(b) Ahsan Habib
(c) Nirmalendu Goon
(d) Muhammed Zafar Iqbal
(e) Taslima Nasrin
Bangladeshi author Syed Shamsul Haq passed away in Dhaka. He was 81. He was an accomplished short-story writer, novelist, playwright and a very popular poet. Haq received the prestigious Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1966, Ekushey Padak in 1984 and the highest civilian award, the Swadhinata Padak, in 2000 for his outstanding contributions to Bengali literature.

Q12. Which among the following Countries has colts put up a mesmerising performance against Bangladesh to win the U18 Asia Cup 2016 hockey tournament? 
(a) Japan
(b) India
(c) China
(d) Nepal
(e) South Korea
The India hockey team colts put up a mesmerising performance against Bangladesh to win the U18 Asia Cup 2016 hockey tournament. The final score was 5-4 at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka.

Q13. The 2016 BRICS Labour & Employment Ministerial Meet was held in ___________ from September 27- 28, 2016 to deliberate on issues including job creation and social security for workers.
(a) Chennai
(b) Goa
(c) New Delhi
(d) Kolkata
(e) Pune
The 2016 BRICS Labour & Employment Ministerial Meet was held in New Delhi from September 27- 28, 2016 to deliberate on issues including job creation and social security for workers. The two day meeting saw the participation of the major emerging BRICS economies viz. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Q14. The Union Cabinet has given its approval to ratify the Paris Agreement (on Climate Change) on Gandhi Jayanti i.e. on 2nd October 2016. The Paris Agreement was adopted by _________ nations in December 2015.
(a) 67 Nations
(b) 193 Nations
(c) 159 Nations
(d) 185 Nations
(e) 203 Nations
The Union Cabinet has given its approval to ratify the Paris Agreement (on Climate Change) on Gandhi Jayanti i.e. on 2nd October 2016. The Paris Agreement was adopted by 185 nations in December 2015. India had signed the agreement in New York in April 2016. So far, 191 countries have signed the agreement.

Q15. The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) has sought expanded mandate for appointing non-official directors and shape governance in PSBs. The present Chairman of the BBB is?
(a) UK Sinha
(b) Anand Sinha
(c) Shashi Kant Sharma
(d) HR Khan
(e) Vinod Rai
Banks Board Bureau (BBB), tasked primarily to advise on selecting heads of public sector banks (PSBs), has sought expanded mandate for appointing non-official directors and shape governance in PSBs. The original terms of reference (ToR) for bureau headed by Vinod Rai have not been made public yet. BBB and government have been in discussion to amend the same for expanding scope of work.


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