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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ FEB 3 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS



1. As per the advance estimates released by the Central Statistics Office, the growth rate of GDP at constant market prices for the year 2016-17 is placed at what percent?
a) 7.9 per cent
b) 7.2 per cent
c) 7.1 per cent
d) 6.1 per cent

2. The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Economic Survey 2017 in the Parliament. In this regard, consider the following statements. <br/>I. In H1 of 2016-17, India’s foreign exchange reserves increased by US$ 15.5 billion on BoP basis. <br/>II. During 2016-17 so far, the rupee has performed better than most of the other emerging market economies. <br/>Which is/are correct?
a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I and II
d) Neither I nor II

3. UNICEF recently launched an appeal for how much amount to help 48 million children caught up in crises worldwide amid fears of a funding cut from top donor the United States?
a) US $2.2 billion
b) US $4.4 billion
c) US $5.5 billion
d) US $3.3 billion

4. Who recently took over as the 25th Director General of the Border Roads (DGBR)?
a) Lt. General Suresh Sharma
b) Lt. General Manu Sharma
c) Lt. General Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastava
d) None of the above

5. As per a recent finding, consumption of which fruit on an empty stomach can result in very low blood glucose level and acute encephalopathy?
a) Lychee
b) Apple
c) Watermelon
d) Guava

6. How much tax rate will be imposed on the Income earned from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh as per the Union Budget 2017?
a) 5 per cent
b) 10 per cent
c) 20 per cent
d) 30 per cent

7. How much surcharge will be imposed on the Income earned between Rs 50 lakh to Rs 1 crore as per the Union Budget 2017?
a) 2 per cent
b) 5 per cent
c) 10 per cent
d) 15 per cent

8. 
Which initiative will be launched by Union Government to provide education and skills through digital means, as per the Union Budget 2017?
a) BharatNet
b) Bhim App
c) DigiGaon
d) None of the above

9. What amount of financial assistance will be granted to the pregnant women who undergo institutional delivery under Maternity Benefit Scheme as per Budget 2017?
a) Rs 2000
b) Rs 4000
c) Rs 6000
d) Rs 8000

10. 
The coverage of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana will be increased to what per cent in the FY 2017-18?
a) 20 per cent
b) 30 per cent
c) 40 per cent
d) 50 per cent

11. India has signed an MoU to construct a multi-ethnic secondary school with which one of its neighbours?
a) Sri Lanka
b) Nepal
c) Bangladesh
d) Bhutan

12. A new Centre of Integrative Oncology has been inaugurated in which region of India? 
a) Delhi
b) Noida
c) Gurgoan
d) Mumbai

13. Scientists have discovered remnants indicating towards the existence of a lost continent. Which island nation is it predicted to be located under?
a) Maldives
b) Philippines
c) New Zealand
d) Mauritius

14. Scientists have uncovered evidence of an activity on Mars that has existed since almost two billion years. What activity is it?
a) Formation of sandstone pillars
b) Eruption of Volcano
c) Aurora
d) Formation of a brinicle

15. The Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju recently announced the government’s decision of installing smart fence along one of the India’s borders. Which country does India share the border with?
a) Myanmar
b) Bhutan
c) Pakistan
d) China

ANSWERS
1. (c) 7.1 per cent
2. (c) Both I and II
3. (d) US $3.3 billion
4. (c) Lt. General Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastava
5. (a) Lychee
6. (c) 20 per cent
7. (c) 10 per cent
8. (c) DigiGaon
9. (c) Rs 6000
10. (c) 40 per cent
11. (a) Sri Lanka
12. (b) Noida
13. (d) Mauritius
14. (b) Eruption of Volcano
15. (c) Pakistan


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