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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ JAN 31 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS



1. Identify the famous French actress, best known for her roles in films Hiroshima mon amour and Amour, who passed away recently.
a) Marion Cotillard
b) Eva Green
c) Fanny Ardant
d) Emmanuelle Riva

2. Who of the following was appointed as the President of the Table Tennis Federation of India?
a) Ranjit Singh 
b) Arun Kumar Banerjee 
c) Dushyant Chautala
d) M.P. Singh

3. The Supreme Court recently appointed a four-member Committee of Administrators to run Board of Control for Cricket in India. Who of the following will head the Committee?
a) Anurag Thakur
b) Vinod Rai 
c) Vikram Limaye
d) Ramachandra Guha

4. Who of the following was recently appointed as the Chairman of the African Union Commission?
a) Moussa Faki Mahamat
b) Amina Mohamed
c) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
d) Abdoulaye Bathily

5.
 Bombay Natural History Society has launched climate change programme to assess conservation of which two bird groups in the Central Himalayas?
a) Quail and Babbler
b) Finches and Pheasants
c) Partridge and Jay
d) Barwing and Laughingthrush 

6. Which terrorist who features in India’s most wanted list was recently placed under house arrest by Pakistani authorities?
a) Ayub Memon
b) Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi
c) Dawood Ibrahim
d) Hafiz Saeed 

7. Which country has unveiled controversial state history textbooks?
a) South Korea
b) North Korea 
c) Israel 
d) Libya

8. The UN Security Council is going to hold urgent talks on missile test with which country?
a) Iran
b) Iraq
c) North Korea
d) Israel

9. 
Meghalaya’s first ever Apparel and Garment Centre was inaugurated at
a) Ampati
b) Shillong
c) Tura
d) Resubelpara

10.
 Who was appointed as the interim Managing Director and CEO of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)? 
a) A P Singh 
b) TR Sehgal
c) Arun Kumar
d) Ishan Yadav

11. The 2017 North East Film Festival began in which city? 
a) Kolkata
b) Shillong 
c) Guwahati 
d) Pune 

12. Which entity was granted the Payments Bank Licence by RBI recently?
a) RuPay 
b) India Post
c) Freecharge
d) Vodafone

13. The State Bank of India launched a new wealth management product named SBI Exclusif in which state?
a) Uttarakhand
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Kerala
d) Karnataka

14. As per the Economic Survey, the agriculture sector is set to grow at this per cent during 2016-17.
a) 1.1 per cent
b) 2.1 per cent
c) 3.1 per cent
d) 4.1 per cent

15. 
As per the Economic Survey, the trade deficit declined to this many USD between April 2016 and December 2017.
a) USD 56.5 billion
b) USD 66.5 billion
c) USD 76.5 billion
d) USD 86.5 billion

ANSWERS

1. (d) Emmanuelle Riva
2. (c) Dushyant Chautala
3. (b) Vinod Rai 
4. (a) Moussa Faki Mahamat
5. (b) Finches and Pheasants
6. (d) Hafiz Saeed 
7. (a) South Korea
8. (a) Iran
9. (a) Ampati
10. (a) A P Singh 
11. (d) Pune 
12. (b) India Post
13. (c) Kerala
14. (d) 4.1 per cent
15. (c) USD 76.5 billion


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