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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ FEB 15 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. Which state government is the latest to impose restrictions on liquor consumption?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Maharashtra
c) Haryana
d) Karnataka

2. 
Which sportsperson won the Laureus 'Sportsman of the Year' award?
a) Usain Bolt
b) LeBron James
c) Nico Rosberg
d) Cristiano Ronaldo

3. 
Which country has built the world’s largest amphibian aircraft?
a) Japan
b) Russia
c) United States
d) China

4. 
Which Indian actor is going to be honoured with the fourth Yash Chopra Memorial Award?
a) Ranbir Kapoor
b) Farhan Akhtar
c) Shah Rukh Khan
d) Salman Khan 

5. Who was appointed as the new Under-Secretary-General for the United Nations’ Peacekeeping Operations?
a) Jean-Pierre Lacroix 
b) Jeffrey Feltman
c) Oscar Fernandez-Taranco
d) Atul Khare

6. It is with this entity set up by Mahatma Gandhi in 1925, the Publication Division signed a MoU for  joint publication of books.
a) Sasta Sahitya Mandal
b) Gandhi Foundation
c) Indian Council for Cultural Relations
d) Ahmedabad University

7. The annual Cobra Gold 2017 multinational military exercise has begun in
a) Indonesia
b) China
c) Thailand
d) Sri Lanka

8. The administration of the USA imposed sanctions against the Vice President of this country for his involvement in drug-related activities.
a) Brazil
b) Argentina
c) Venezuela
d) Colombia

9. For January 2017, the Wholesale Price Index was pegged at
a) 4.25%
b) 5.25%
c) 6.25%
d) 7.25%

10. As per a report released jointly by the Institute of Health Effects Institute and the Institute of Health Metrics, this many number of people die in India prematurely each year due to air pollution.
a) 1.1 million
b) 2.1 million
c) 3.1 million
d) 4.1 million

11.
 The 1st ever ITTF World Tour event begins in 
a) Pune
b) New Delhi
c) Kolkata
d) Ahmedabad

12. The Consumer Price Index for January 2017 was pegged at 
a) 2.17%
b) 3.17%
c) 4.17%
d) 5.17%

13. This State Government issued a notification amending the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act 1970.
a) Telangana
b) Punjab
c) Haryana
d) Maharashtra

14. Which Indian-American musician won the best world Music Album award for 'Sing Me Home' at the 2017 Grammy Awards? 
a) Kanika Kapoor
b) Sandeep Das
c) Shubha Mudgal 
d) Anoushka Shankar 

15. India’s first-ever floating elementary school was inaugurated in which state? 
a) Manipur 
b) Mizoram 
c) West Bengal 
d) Assam 

ANSWERS
1. (c) Haryana
2. (a) Usain Bolt
3. (d) China 
4. (c) Shah Rukh Khan
5. (a) Jean-Pierre Lacroix 
6. (a) Sasta Sahitya Mandal
7. (c) Thailand
8. (c) Venezuela
9. (b) 5.25%
10. (a) 1.1 million
11. (b) New Delhi
12. (b) 3.17%
13. (d) Maharashtra
14. (b) Sandeep Das
15. (a) Manipur

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