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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAR 10 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. Which country is hosting the inaugural commonwealth summit 2017, which is largely focused on stimulating trade within the group?
a) The United Kingdom 
b) India
c) New Zealand
d) South Africa

2. Researchers have found molecular evidence confirming the presence of which bird species in India more than 25000 years ago?
a) Turkey
b) Ostrich
c) Emu
d) Kiwi

3. Which sector has been allocated the highest funds in the Delhi budget for the fiscal year 2017-18?
a) Health
b) Public Sector
c) Social Security & Welfare
d) Education

4. Sentinel-2B satellite in the series of Sentinel satellite was launched by whom?
a) The United States
b) European Union
c) North America
d) Middle East

5. The Swachh Shakti 2017 – A Convention of Women Sarpanches was held in which state?
a) Gujarat
b) Maharashtra
c) West Bengal
d) Punjab

6. The 11th edition of North-East Business Summit (NEBS) started in which city? 
a) New Delhi 
b) Imphal 
c) Guwahati 
d) Shillong 

7. Name the sportsperson who is named as the new ambassador of the Chinese Super League.
a) Lionel Messi
b) Mesut Ozil
c) Sergio Aguero
d) Diego Maradona

8. Who of the following was recently re-elected as the President of the European Council?
a) Jean-Claude Juncker
b) Tony Blair
c) Donald Tusk
d) José Manuel Barroso

9. 
Name the South Korean President whose impeachment was upheld by the Constitutional Court ending his/her presidency.
a) Choi Soon-il
b) Park Geun-hye
c) Hwang Kyo-ahn
d) None of the above

10. Which of the following universities recently conferred honorary degree of Doctor of Science on RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat?
a) Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University
b) West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences
c) Karnataka Veterinary Animal And Fisheries Sciences University
d) None of the above

11. What number of un-served airports and airstrips of India will be revived in accordance to CCEA approval?
a) 27
b) 38
c) 50
d) 60

12.
 Name the Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) that was commission in Indian Navy at Karwar in March 2017.
a) INS Tillanchang
b) INS Tihayu 
c) INS Tarmugli
d) None of the above

13. The Trade Mark Rules, 2017 came into effect from 6 March 2017. Consider the following statements in context to the Rules
I. It replaces the erstwhile Trade Mark Rules, 2002 
II. It will streamline and simplify the processing of Trade Mark applications. 
III. It reduces the number of Trade Mark (TM) forms has been brought down to eight from existing 74. 

Which is/are correct?

a) Only II
b) Only II 
c) Only I and III
d) I, II and III 

14. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on 8 March 2017 presented the state budget for the financial year 2017-18. Consider the following statements in context to the Rajasthan
I. The budget proposes to develop seven grid sub-stations (GSS) in the financial year 2017-18. 
II. It says that the subsidy and incentive amount under the Sahyog and Uphar Yojana would be doubled for the marriage of daughter. 
III. For Economic Backward Classes (EBC) of Rajasthan, the budget announces slew of incentives for communities that fall under the bracket of EBC. 

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

15. 
Delhi’s Finance Minister Manish Sisodia presented the state annual budget for the period 2017-18 on 8 March 2017 in the state’s legislative assembly. Consider the following statements in context to the Delhi budget
I. The 2017 budget also brought out an initiative in the form of a comprehensive ‘Outcome Budget’ that would monitor the outcome of the projects initiated under the new budget. 
II. The allocation is 34 per cent of the total budget estimate, which is the highest education budget among all the states. 
III. The 2017 budget also brought out an initiative in the form of a comprehensive ‘Outcome Budget’ that would monitor the outcome of the projects initiated under the new budget.  

Which is/are correct?

a) Only II
b) Only II 
c) Only I and III
d) I, II and III 

Answer

1. (a) The United Kingdom 
2. (b) Ostrich
3. (d) Education
4. (b) European Union
5. (a) Gujarat
6. (a) New Delhi
7. (d) Diego Maradona
8. (c) Donald Tusk
9. (b) Park Geun-hye
10. (a) Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University
11. (c) 50 
12. (a) INS Tillanchang
13. (d) I, II and III 
14. (c) Only II and III
15. (c) Only I and III

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