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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ FEB 8 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. The Safe Internet Day was celebrated on
a)    5 February 2017
b)    6 February 2017
c)    7 February 2017
d)    8 February 2017
2. Consider the following statements related to Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme that was in the news.
(I)    The Scheme was launched by the Union Government in December 2016 
(II)    It seeks to to utilize black money for purposeful nation building activities
Which of these statements is/are true
a)    Only I
b)    Only II
c)    Both I and II
d)    Neither I nor II
3. The women’s singles title in the 81st Senior National Badminton Championships was won by
a)    Reshma Karthik
b)    Rituparna Das
c)    Aparna Balan
d)    Prajakta Sawant
4. The men’s singles title in the 81st Senior National Badminton Championships was won by
a)    Sourabh Verma
b)    Lakya Sen
c)    Satwik Sai Raj
d)    Chirag Shetty
5. Scientists of this country developed a terahertz transmitter that is capable of transmitting data 10 times faster than 5G.
a)    Germany
b)    Japan
c)    The USA
d)    China
6. What is the theme of the 2017 Maritime Power Conference that will be held in New Delhi?
a)    Shipping: Indispensable to the world
b)    At Sea for All
c)    Habitat Protection and Ocean Ecology
d)    The Blue Economy: Concept, Constituents and Development
7. As many as 181 endangered Irrawaddy dolphins were sighted in Odisha, as per a census carried out by Odisha’s Forest and Environment Department. In this regard, consider the following statements.
I.    The number marks a significant drop from 2015, when survey teams recorded 450 dolphins in Odisha.
II.    The dolphin census in Odisha in 2016 was suspended because of lack of visibility due to cloudy weather, high wind speed and surging waves.
Which is/are correct?
a)    Only I
b)    Only II 
c)    Both I and II
d)    Neither I nor II
8. The Lok Sabha recently passed the Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017. In this regard, consider the following statements.
I.    The Bill seeks to enable employers to pay wages to workers through cheque or directly crediting to their accounts.
II.    The Bill replaces the Payment of Wages Ordinance, 2016, which was promulgated on 28 December 2016.
Which is/are correct?
a)    Only I
b)    Only II 
c)    Both I and II
d)    Neither I nor II
9. Penguin Random House recently announced that a novel titled “The Golden House” will be released in September 2017. Who is the author of the book?
a)    Arundhati Roy
b)    Salman Rushdie
c)    Jhumpa Lahiri
d)    Chetan Bhagat
10. Name the airline that recently launched the world's longest scheduled commercial flight?
a)    Qatar Airways
b)    Emirates
c)    Singapore Airlines
d)    None of the above
11. The Indian Railway Ministry is set to approve a new ambitious railway project. The link will be the first-ever rail route in which Union Territory?
a)    Andaman and Nicobar Islands
b)    Lakshadweep 
c)    Daman and Diu 
d)    Dadra and Nagar Haveli
12. Which Indian-origin sculptor was recently awarded Israel’s Genesis prize?
a)    Kanayi Kunhiraman
b)    Riyas Komu
c)    Wajid Khan 
d)    Anish Kapoor
13. Which country is hosting the 3-day Implementation and Assessment Group meeting of the GICNT partner countries?
a)    India
b)    United States
c)    United Kingdom
d)    Russia
14. The IAAF extended the suspension on this country from international competition for indulging in state-sponsored doping.
a)    Noth Korea
b)    Afghanistan
c)    China
d)    Russia
15. Astronomers have discovered a mysterious new star 380 light-years from the earth. What is the star called?
a)    White Giant
b)    Red Dwarf
c)    White Dwarf
d)    White Dwarf Pulsar

ANSWERS
1. (c) 7 February 2017
2. (c) Both I and II
3. (b) Rituparna Das
4. (a) Sourabh Verma
5. (b) Japan
6. (d) The Blue Economy: Concept, Constituents and Development
7. (c) Both I and II
8. (c) Both I and II
9. (b) Salman Rushdie
10. (a) Qatar Airways
11. (a) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
12.  (d) Anish Kapoor
13. (a) India
14. (d) Russia
15. (d) White Dwarf Pulsar


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