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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ FEB 2 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS



1. Which start-up firm launched an integrated accreditation and ERP technology solution to enable higher educational institutions to better manage their multiple accreditation standards?
a) E-paathsala
b) Bhim Enterprises
c) SAIF Partners
d) Sequoia Capital

2. Mobile App Mission FINFIT was launched by which bank in collaboration with Bangalore startup Fisdom?
a) ICICI Bank
b) Lakshmi Vilas Bank
c) Yes Bank
d) Kotak Mahindra Bank

3. The cab hailing firm Uber launched its two-wheeler aggregation service  UberMOTO  in which city?
a) Bangalore
b) Chennai
c) Mysuru
d) Hyderabad

4.
 Which star was captured performing an unusual act of preying on its companion star by the space observatory ASTROSAT?
a) Vampire Star
b) Dragon Star
c) Orion Star
d) Alpha Star

5. All-rounder Andre Russel has been banned from all forms of cricket for one year for violating the doping code. Which country does he play for internationally?
a) South Africa
b) England
c) Kenya
d) West Indies

6.
 Name the Indian singer whose composition will be a part of an album for United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund project titled 'Music To Inspire - Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking"?
a) Neeti Mohan
b) Arijit Singh
c) Sonu Nigam
d) Shreya Ghoshal

7. Name the veteran journalist, who witnessed Mahatma Gandhi assassination, who recently passed away?
a) Jugal Kishore Shukla
b) Devyani Chaubal
c) Praful Bidwai
d) Devdutt

8. 
The Union Government recently approved the amendments in the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950, to modify the list of SC in which of the following states?
a) Jharkhand
b) Odisha
c) Rajsthan
d) Telangana

9. The 19th Bharat Rang Mahotsav recently commenced in New Delhi. In this regard, consider the following statements. 
I. Bharat Rang Mahotsav is the annual theatre festival of National School of Drama. 
II. The festival was established in the year 1999. 
Which is/are correct?
a) Only I
b) Only II 
c) Both I and II
d) Neither I nor II

10.
 Who was appointed as the Managing Director of BAE Systems’ India operations?
a) Nik Khanna
b) Suresh Yadav
c) Nikhil Aggarwal
d) None of the above

11. Which Arab nation is planning to launch it’s first-ever Mars Mission in 2020?
a) Kuwait
b) Qatar
c) Saudi Arabia
d) The United Arab Emirates

12. ‘Hope’ Spacecraft will be launched from which country’s space centre?
a) The United States of America
b) Japan
c) India
d) Russia

13. Which country has suspended the issuance of visas to travellers from Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Afghanistan?
a) Kuwait
b) The United States of America
c) France
d) India

14. Which country is hosting the SAARC programming committee meeting?
a) Pakistan
b) Nepal
c) Bangladesh
d) Bhutan

15. As per the Union Budget 2017, how much amount has been allocated for transportation sector as a whole, including rail, roads, shipping, in the FY 2017-18?
a) Rs 241387 crores
b) Rs 251387 crores
c) Rs 261387 crores
d) Rs 241287 crores

ANSWERS
1. (a) E-paathsala 
2. (b) Lakshmi Vilas Bank 
3. (d) Hyderabad
4. (a) Vampire Star
5. (d) West Indies
6. (a) Neeti Mohan
7. (d) Devdutt
8. (b) Odisha
9. (c) Both I and II
10. (a) Nik Khanna
11. (d) The United Arab Emirates
12. (b) Japan. 
13. (a) Kuwait
14. (b) Nepal
15. (a) Rs 241387 crores


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