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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ WITH ANSWER for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS 5

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ WITH ANSWER for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS 5

Q1. Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched an application "Kotak Now" that would allow new customers to open an account in a simpler and cost-effective manner. Where is the Headquartered of Kotak Mahindra Bank?
(a) Mumbai
(b) Bengaluru
(c) New Delhi
(d) Chennai
(e) Kolkata
Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched an application "Kotak Now" that would allow new customers to open an account in a simpler and cost-effective manner. This is for the first time that a domestic private sector lender has come up with such a facility, where a customer can open a bank account using its application.

Q2. Who has received the prestigious ICC Test Championship mace for inspiring Pakistan to the top of the ICC Test Team Rankings? 
(a) Kamran Akmal
(b) Subhan Ahmad
(c) Shahid Afridi
(d) Misbah-ul-Haq
(e) Sarfraz Ahmed
Misbah-ul-Haq has received the prestigious ICC Test Championship mace for inspiring Pakistan to the top of the ICC Test Team Rankings. This is for the first time a Pakistani cricketer has received the award. Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi is a Pakistani cricketer and the current Test captain of the national cricket team, and also the One Day International captain until his retirement from ODI cricket after the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Q3. Which among the following states has won the 2015-Better Performing Project Award for development of infrastructure in the state?
(a) Kerala
(b) West Bengal
(c) Himachal Pradesh
(d) Maharashtra
(e) Gujarat
Himachal Pradesh has won the 2015-Better Performing Project Award for development of infrastructure in the state. The award was given for development of infrastructure in the state by tourism department under the ADB Funded Project. The award was confererd during the Tripartite Portfolio Review meeting and it was received by Commissioner of Tourism Mohan Chauhan and Project Director Manoj Sharma. 

Q4. Union Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has adopted 'Dheerpur' and 'Ghoga' villages under the 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' (SAGY). 'Dheerpur' and 'Ghoga' village are located in which state/UT?
(a) Punjab
(b) Chandigarh
(c) Assam
(d) Goa
(e) New Delhi
Union Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has adopted 'Dheerpur' and 'Ghoga' villages the last village under the North Delhi and under the 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' (SAGY). SAGY is one of the major and flagship schemes of PM Modi. Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana is a rural development programme broadly focusing upon the development in the villages which includes social development, cultural development and spread motivation among the people on social mobilization of the village community. The programme was launched by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on the birth anniversary of Jayaprakash Narayan, on 11 October 2014.

Q5. Name the Oscar-winning writer and director, who passed away recently?
(a) Alfred Hitchcock
(b) Curtis Hanson
(c) Steven Spielberg
(d) James Cameron
(e) Guy Ritchie
Filmmaker-writer Curtis Hanson has died in his home in the Hollywood hills. He is known for his work in films like Kevin Spacey-starrer LA Confidential, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and The River Wild. Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay with Brian Helgeland but was denied best director and producer by the huge success of Titanic at the 1998 Academy Awards.

Q6. Who has been named the captain of the all-time India Test XI chosen by cricket magazine Wisden? 
(a) Rohit Sharma
(b) Yuvraj Singh
(c) Virat Kohli
(d) Suresh Raina
(e) MS Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named the captain of the all-time India Test XI chosen by cricket magazine Wisden. Dhoni has received the honours ahead of Sourav Ganguly and Mohammad Azharuddin. The celebrated team has been picked ahead of India's 500th Test which will be played against New Zealand in Kanpur. Mahendra Singh Dhoni knew as M. S. Dhoni is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team in limited-overs formats.

Q7. Adani Green Energy (Tamil Nadu) Ltd, part of the Adani Group has dedicated to the nation the world's largest solar power plant of 648 megawatts (MW), set up at Kamuthi in..................?
(a) Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
(b) Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
(c) Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
(d) Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu
(e) Surat, Gujarat
Adani Green Energy (Tamil Nadu) Ltd, part of the Adani Group has dedicated to the nation the world's largest solar power plant of 648 megawatts (MW), set up at Kamuthi in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. The plant has been set up with an investment of around Rs 4,550 crore. It is part of the state government's target to generate 3,000 MW in line with its new solar energy policy unveiled in 2012. The company sourced equipment and machinery from various parts of the world to set up the 648 MW capacity within a record time of 8 months.

Q8. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 21st September 2016 exempted the government from making an open offer to the shareholders of ____________, following its plans to acquire an additional 5.66 per cent stake in the bank.
(a) Axis Bank
(b) Punjab National Bank
(c) Dena Bank
(d) State Bank of India
(e) ICICI Bank
The Securities and Exchange Board of India on 21st September 2016 exempted the government from making an open offer to the shareholders of Dena Bank, following its plans to acquire an additional 5.66 per cent stake in the bank. The Centre has proposed to acquire about 12.02 crore shares of Dena Bank through preferential allotment by the lender.

Q9. At which Venue/stadium India has played its 500th test match against New zeland recently?
(a) Punjab Cricket Association, Mohali
(b) Green Park Stadium, Kanpur
(c) Eden Gardens, Kolkata
(d) Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
(e) Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, New Delhi
India take on New Zealand in the opening Test match of a three-match series between the two teams at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur. The match is India's 500th Test match and with that India joins a rather exclusive club of teams that have played 500 or more Test matches that thus far included England, Australia and West Indies.

Q10. The Union Cabinet has approved the scrapping of the 92-year old practice of presenting a separate Railway Budget and the advancing of the date of presentation of the Union Budget to-
(a) February 01
(b) January 31
(c) January 01
(d) February 10
(e) February 15

Q11. India sent an 18-member squad for the Under-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament held in.......?
(a) Dhaka
(b) Colombo
(c) Tokyo
(d) Manila
(e) Bangkok

Q12. Who will be honoured with the annual 'LalitArpan Samman' this year?
(a) P Susheela 
(b) Shubha Mudgal
(c) Anuradha Paudwal
(d) Asha Bhosle
(e) Shreya Ghoshal
Hindustani classical singer Shubha Mudgal will be honoured with the annual 'LalitArpan Samman' this year. Mudgal, a Padma Shri recipient, was born in Allahabad and is known for her singing in genres of Khayal, Thumri and Dadra. She has also given her voice to many popular Indie-pop numbers.

Q13. Which of the following IT companies has launched its messaging app 'Allo' which is powered with artificial intelligence?
(a) Facebook
(b) Microsoft
(c) Google
(d) Twitter
(e) Bharti Airtel
Google Allo, a new smart messaging app for Android and iOS that helps you say more and do more right in your chats. Google Allo can help you make plans, find information, and express yourself more easily in chat. And the more you use it, the more it improves over time.

Q14. French state-run power major EDF will invest heavily in renewable energy in India, with projects worth how much amount in the pipeline, and is bullish about the sector, where it sees electricity tariffs falling 30% in five years?
(a) $5 billion
(b) $3 billion
(c) $1 billion
(d) $2 billion
(e) $6 billion
French state-run power major EDF will invest heavily in renewable energy in India, with projects worth $2 billion in the pipeline, and is bullish about the sector, where it sees electricity tariffs falling 30% in five years. India is among the few countries EDF has chosen for a significant expansion of its global portfolio of renewable energy because the country has a huge demand potential, power scarcity and "fantastic" quality of wind and solar radiation.

Q15. Who has topped the Forbes' '100 Richest Indians' list, released by Forbes India recently?
(a) Dilip Shanghvi
(b) Azim Premji
(c) Lakshmi Mittal
(d) Kumar Mangalam Birla
(e) Mukesh Ambani
Forbes India has released the annual India rich list and Reliance Industries' Chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped the Forbes' '100 Richest Indians' list. India's richest pharmaceutical magnate Dilip Shanghvi remains at number 2. Taking the 3rd spot are the Hinduja brothers. Tech magnate Azim Premji, who has led Wipro for five decades, slips one spot to No 4 on the list. Construction magnate Pallonji Mistry takes the 5th spot and the steel baron Lakshmi Mittal ranks to number 6th. Taking the 7th spot is the Godrej Family and Indian tech pioneer Shiv Nadar, cofounder of HCL Group has secured 8th rank. Kumar Mangalam Birla comes in at 9th spot and Cyrus Poonawalla is the 10th richest Indian with a net worth of USD 8.6 billion


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