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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ FEB 11 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. The Union Government recently decided to open 56 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras. In this regard, consider the following statements.
I. The centres will be opened at different locations of many states for delivering passport related services to public. The states include Delhi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, Telangana, West Bengal and Rajasthan.
II. The project was started on a pilot basis at Mysuru in Karnataka and Dahod in Gujarat on 25 January 2017.
Which is/are correct?
a) Only I
b) Only II 
c) Both I and II
d) Neither I nor II

2. The Union Cabinet recently approved the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan. In this regard, consider the following statements.
I. The outlay for the project is Rs.2351.38 crore.
II. The project is in line with the announcement made by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Union Budget 2016-17.
Which is/are correct?
a) Only I
b) Only II 
c) Both I and II
d) Neither I nor II
3. Which Indian state is going to host a two-day international conference on special education?
a) Gujarat
b) Kerala
c) Maharashtra
d) Tamil Nadu
4. Which Indian artist has broken Guinness World Record with his latest sculptor?
a) Satish Gujral
b) Sudarsan Pattnaik
c) Anish Kapoor
d) Nitish Bharti
5. Scientists have discovered evidence of a massive ancient undersea landslide. Which country has the discovery been made in?
a) New Zealand
b) Australia
c) Maldives
d) Mauritius
6. 36-year-old Eman Ahmed, one of the world’s heaviest women, reached Mumbai recently to get a weight reduction surgery. Which country does she belong to?
a) Afghanistan
b) Iran
c) Turkmenistan 
d) Egypt
7. The Second Gateway of India Geo-economic Dialogue, co-hosted by the External Affairs Ministry and Gateway House will be held in which Indian city?
a) Mumbai
b) New Delhi
c) Bangalore
d) Hyderabad
8. Which city would be hosting the 11th biennial edition of the International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition, ‘Aero India 2017’, from 14 February 2017?
a) Chennai
b) Kochi 
c) Bengaluru 
d) Mumbai
9. Which Indian cricketer became the first batsman ever to score four double centuries in four successive series?
a) Karun Nair
b) Virender Sehwag
c) Yuvraj Singh 
d) Virat Kohli
10. The Assam government is planning to raise a wild sanctuary to grow which type of worm cocoon?
a) Muga worm cocoon
b) Silk worm cocoon
c) Red worm cocoon
d) Earth worm cocoon
11. Which country has discovered a new species of bird?
a) Nepal
b) India
c) Bhutan 
d) Bangladesh
12. The United States and Japan have urged which country to abandon its nuclear missile programme?
a) India
b) North Korea
c) Pakistan
d) China
13.11 February is known to be the death anniversary of which renowned Indian philosopher and economist?
a) Swami Vivekananda
b) Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
c) Sri Aurobindo
d) Deendayal Upadhyay
14. Which country on 11 February 2017 celebrated its 38th Anniversary of Islamic Revolution?
a) Iran
b) Iraq
c) Saudi Arabia
d) Syria
15. The Second National Conclave on Mines and Minerals will be held on 15 February 2017 in which Indian city?
a) New Delhi
b) Raipur
c) Ranchi
d) Bhopal

ANSWERS

1. (c) Both I and II
2. (c) Both I and II
3. (b) Kerala 
4. (b) Sudarsan Pattnaik
5.(b) Australia
6.(d) Egypt
7.(a) Mumbai 
8.(c) Bengaluru
9.(d) Virat Kohli 
10.(a) Muga worm cocoon
11.(a) Nepal
12.(b) North Korea
13.(d) Deendayal Upadhyay 
14.(a) Iran 
15.(a) New Delhi

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