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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ FEB 28 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. Who has been appointed as the new spokesperson of India’s Ministry of External Affairs?
a) Gopal Baglay 
b) Vikas Swarup
c) Deepak Mittal
d) Gautam Bambawale

2. Who was named captain of the year at the 10th annual ESPN cricinfo awards?
a) Faf du Plessis
b) Misbah-ul-Haq
c) Steve Smith
d) Virat Kohli 

3. Who was named the ‘Test batting winner at the ESPN cricinfo awards? 
a) Virat Kohli
b) Ben Stokes
c) Kusal Mendis 
d) Karun Nair

4. Neil Fingleton, the 7 foot 7 inch tall ‘Game of Thrones’ actor passed away at the age of 36. Which character did he essay in the popular TV series?
a) Wun Wun
b) Mag the Mighty
c) The Mountain
d) Dongo

5. Name the Indian beach that was ranked among top 10 best beaches of the world in TripAdvisor's 'World's Travellers' Choice Award-Winning Beaches' 2017.
a) Palolem Beach
b) Radhanagar beach
c) Arambol Beach 
d) Mandrem Beach

6. Who of the following was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of Jammu and Kashmir in recent past?
a) Nazir Ahmed
b) Dr SK Sharma 
c) GR Sufi
d) Khursheed A Ganai

7. Name the city that hosted the 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC)? 
a) Barcelona
b) London
c) Tokyo
d) Berlin

8. Which Indian city was named as the Richest Indian city as per the New World Wealth report 2017? 
a) Delhi 
b) Mumbai 
c) Bengaluru
d) Chennai 

9. Which state launched India’s first post office passport service centre? 
a) Rajasthan 
b) Sikkim 
c) Madhya Pradesh 
d) Tamil Nadu 

10. Who was appointed as the Brand Ambassador of Sightsavers recently?
a) Priyanka Chopra
b) Kabir Bedi
c) Rishi Kapoor
d) Shilpa Shetty

11. Name the author of the book titled ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’ who was recently appointed as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.
a) Salman Rushdie
b) Douglas Adams
c) Julian Barnes
d) Neil Gaiman

12. A Mayan Jade pendant with unique inscription was recently found in which of the following countries?
a) Costa Rica
b) Guatemala
c) Belize
d) Honduras

13. Former Union Minister P. Shiv Shankar recently passed away. He was first elected to the Lok Sabha from which of the following constituencies?
a) Sirpur
b) Secunderabad
c) Malakpet
d) Karimnagar

14. Which of the following football clubs won the 2016–17 EFL Cup?
a) Manchester United
b) Southampton
c) Manchester City
d) Arsenal

15. Bihar’s annual state budget 2017-18 was presented in the legislative assembly on 27 February 2017. Consider the following statements in context to the same. 
I. The budget was presented by Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav. 
II. The size of the budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 is Rs 160085 lakh crore. 
III. The state government has introduced three types of new taxes including tax on sand mining. 

Which is/are correct?
a) Only I
b) Only II 
c) Only II and III
d) I, II and III

ANSWER
1. (a) Gopal Baglay 
2. (d) Virat Kohli 
3. (b) Ben Stokes
4. (b) Mag the Mighty
5. (b) Radhanagar beach
6. (d) Khursheed A Ganai
7. (a) Barcelona
8. (b) Mumbai 
9. (c) Madhya Pradesh 
10. (b) Kabir Bedi
11. (d) Neil Gaiman
12. (c) Belize
13. (b) Secunderabad
14. (a) Manchester United
15. (b) Only II

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