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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ FEB 9 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. The Union Government constituted a committee of secretaries to oversee the implementation of the Namami Gange Programme. Against this backdrop, consider the following statements. 
I. The nation-wide programme was launched in July 2016 from Haridwar. 
II. It has a budget outlay of Rs 20,000 crore for a five year period between 2015 and 2020. 
Which of these statements is/are true?
a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I and II
d) Neither I nor II

2. The book titled ‘Veerappan, Chasing the Brigand’ was written by
a) Rajiv Mehrishi
b) K Vijay Kumar
c) Ajit Doval
d) K Padmanabhaiah

3. It is with this country the Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing of a bilateral MoU in the field of health and medicine.
a) Senegal
b) Indonesia
c) Maldives
d) Malaysia

4. It is with this country the Union Cabinet was apprised of the signing of a bilateral MoU in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation.
a) Germany
b) France
c) Australia
d) Vietnam

5. Which of the following has become the first State in the country to establish a cashless system for distribution of food grains?
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Punjab
c) Haryana
d) Gujarat

6. Which bank partnered with Fin-tech startup IndiaLends to enable the first time borrowers with no credit history to take loans?
a) IDFC Bank
b) HDFC Bank
c) ICICI Bank
d) RBL Bank

7. Which state’s government announced the introduction of the state’s own civil service awards?
a) Arunachal Pradesh
b) West Bengal
c) Maharashtra
d) Assam

8.
 Identify the first North-East state to implement the e-Cabinet solution for the state cabinet members?
a) Meghalaya
b) Mizoram
c) Assam
d) Arunachal Pradesh

9. Scientists identified the evolutionary pathway that led some plants to turn carnivorous. In this regard, consider the following statements. 
I. The path to carnivory was remarkably similar for the three species examined. These species are Cephalotus follicularis, Nepenthes alata and Sarracenia purpurea. 
II. The analysis found strong evidence that during their evolution into carnivores, each of the plants picked many of the same ancient proteins to create enzymes for digesting prey. 
Which is/are correct?
a) Only I
b) Only II 
c) Both I and II
d) Neither I nor II

10. India Under-19 team recently clinched One-Day International series against England. Who is the captain of the Indian team?
a) Ishan Porel
b) Abhishek Sharma
c) Himanshu Rana
d) Harvik Desai

11. Name the 1984-batch IPS officer of Union Territories cadre who recently got a fixed two-year tenure to head the Enforcement Directorate following a SC directive?
a) Karnal Singh
b) G.S Khati
c) Sudhir Nath
d) None of the above

12. The appointment of former PM Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo as President promises a new beginning for which poor civil war stricken country?
a) Sudan
b) Myanmar
c) Somalia
d) Zimbabwe

13. House of Commons, the lower house of British Parliament, passed a crucial bill in February 2017. Which raging issue did the bill address?
a) LGBT rights
b) Brexit
c) Refugee Crises
d) Climate Change 

14. A committee comprising 33 members has been constituted for speedy completion of Sagarmala Project. Which state is the project being undertaken in?
a) Karnataka
b) Maharashtra
c) Kerala
d) Andhra Pradesh

15. The capital of which Indian state is all set to host the country’s first river-front Global Music and Dance Festival?
a) Karnataka
b) Andhra Pradesh 
c) Maharashtra 
d) West Bengal

ANSWERS

1. (c) Both I and II
2. (b) K Vijay Kumar
3. (a) Senegal
4. (b) France
5. (d) Gujarat
6. (a) IDFC Bank
7. (a) Arunachal Pradesh
8. (d) Arunachal Pradesh
9. (c) Both I and II
10. (b) Abhishek Sharma
11. (a) Karnal Singh
12. (c) Somalia 
13. (b) Brexit 
14. (a) Andhra Pradesh 
15. (b) Andhra Pradesh

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