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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ FEB 14 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. Which movie won the best film and best director award at the 70th British Academy Film Awards, BAFTA?
a) Arrival
b) I
c) La La Land
d) Manchester by the Sea

2. Which Indian-origin actor received best supporting actor award at  the 70th British Academy Film Awards?
a) Kunal Nayyar
b) Dev Patel
c) Kal Penn
d) Naveen Andrews

3. The Indian Space Research Organisation is planning its maiden mission to explore which planet?
a) Jupiter
b) Saturn
c) Venus
d) Mars

4. Which pop star took away the top awards at the 59th annual Grammy Awards?
a) Demi Lovato
b) Adele
c) Rihanna
d) Beyonce

5. Which late musician picked up Grammys for Best Rock song and Best Rock performance?
a) Al Jarreau
b) Prince 
c) David Bowie
d) Rick Parfitt

6. 
The National Human Rights Commission is organising a two-day seminar in Delhi to discuss which prevalent issue?
a) Bonded Labour
b) Human Trafficking 
c) Child labour 
d) Gender Bias 

7. Who created history by winning his first-ever major race- the New Zealand Grand Prix 2017?
a) Pedro Piquet
b) Jehan Daruvala
c) Thomas Randle
d) Marcus Armstrong 

8. Jiro Taniguchi, who passed away recently, was the legendary comic manga artist of which country? 
a) China
b) Singapore 
c) Japan 
d) South Korea

9. 
Who was elected as the President of Germany recently? 
a) Frank-Walter Steinmeier 
b) Christian Wulff 
c) Joachim Gauck 
d) Olivia Jones 

10. 
India won the one-match Test series against Bangladesh 1-0. Who of the following was adjudged as the man-of-the-match of the tournament? 
a) Ravichandran Ashwin 
b) Ravindra Jadeja 
c) Ishant Sharma 
d) Virat Kohli

11. Name the Indian company that entered into a joint venture with European defence major MBDA to develop and produce new-generation tactical missiles.
a) Reliance Defence and Engineering limited
b) Larsen and Turbo
c) Adani Ports
d) Jaypee Infrastructure

12. 
Name the Indian private company that has signed a Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) for undertaking service, maintenance and repair of the Seventh Fleet of the US Navy.
a) Reliance Defence and Engineering limited
b) Larsen and Turbo
c) Adani Ports
d) Jaypee Infrastructure

13. The first ever ITTF World Tour event in India is being held in 
a) Mumbai
b) Kolkata
c) New Delhi
d) Hyderabad

14. This city is hosting the 11th International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition - Aero India 2017.
a) Chennai
b) Jaipur
c) Allahabad
d) Bengaluru

15. The Supreme Court of India convicted VK Sasikala in a 19-year old disproportionate assets case. She is the ad-hoc general secretary of 
a) AIADMK
b) DMK
c) MDMK
d) PMK

ANSWERS

1. (c) La La Land
2. (b) Dev Patel 
3. (c) Venus
4. (b) Adele
5. (c) David Bowie
6. (a) Bonded Labour 
7. (b) Jehan Daruvala
8. (c) Japan 
9. (a) Frank-Walter Steinmeier 
10. (d) Virat Kohli
11. (b) Larsen and Turbo
12. (a) Reliance Defence and Engineering limited
13. (c) New Delhi 
14. (d) Bengaluru
15. (a) AIADMK

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