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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAR 11 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1.    Name the lunar probe spacecraft of India that was found by using a new ground-based radar technique by NASA scientists.
a)    Chandrayaan-1
b)    Chandrayaan-2
c)    Chandrayaan-3
d)    Chandrayaan-4
2.    The High court of this state has directed the state government to admit children who lost their parents in the 2013 flood tragedy to Navodaya Vidyalayas and bear the expenses for it.
a)    Jammu and Kashmir
b)    Uttar Pradesh
c)    West Bengal
d)    Uttarakhand
3.    This country has introduced a constitutional amendment bill in its Parliament to review the controversial special military courts for trying hardcore militants.
a)    China
b)    Bangladesh
c)    Pakistan
d)    Iraq
4. The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) signed a MoU with this Central Armed Police Force for execution of skill development programmes.
a)    Sashastra Seema Bal
b)    Central Industrial Security Force
c)    Central Reserve Police Force
d)    Indo Tibetan Border Police
5. It is for this period the Union Government recently launched the Stage II of India’s HCFC Phase Out Management Plan.
a)    2017-2023
b)    2018-2024
c)    2019-2025
d)    2020-2026
6. India successfully test-fired this supersonic cruise missile recently.
a)    Agni
b)    Trishul
c)    Prithvi
d)    BrahMos
7. The World Kidney Day was observed on 9 March 2017 with the theme
a)    Kidney Health for All
b)    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging
c)    Kidney Disease and Obesity
d)    Kidneys for Life – Stop Kidney Attack!
8. Who was selected for the Saraswati Samman 2016?
a)    M Veerappa Moily
b)    Mahabaleshwar Sail
c)    Padma Sachdev
d)    S L Bhyrappa
9. Which university developed India’s first genetically modified cotton variety F1861.
a)    Punjab Agriculture University
b)    Tamil Nadu Agriculture University
c)    Birsa Agriculture University
d)    Kerala Agriculture University
10. Consider the following statements related to draft Information Technology (Security of Prepaid Payment Instruments) Rules 2017 that were released recently.
I. They were issued by the Reserve Bank of India
II. It covers an entire spectrum of issues related to e-wallet firms
Which of the above statements is/are true?
a)    Only I
b)    Only II
c)    Both I and II
d)    Neither I nor II
11. The coalition headed by this party won majority seats in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Elections 2017.
a)    Samajwadi Party
b)    Bahujan Samaj Party
c)    Aam Aadmi Party
d)    Bharatiya Janata Party
12. This party won majority seats in the Punjab Legislative Assembly Elections 2017.
a)    Indian National Congress
b)    Bharatiya Janata Party
c)    Aam Aadmi Party
d)    Shiromani Akali Dal
13. This party won majority seats in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly Elections 2017.
a)    Bahujan Samaj Party
b)    Samajwadi Party
c)    Bharatiya Janata Party
d)    Aam Aadmi Party
14. This party won the highest number of seats in the Goa Legislative Assembly Elections 2017.
a)    Bharatiya Janata Party
b)    Indian National Congress
c)    Aam Aadmi Party
d)    None of them
15. This party won the highest number of seats in the Manipur Legislative Assembly Elections 2017.
a)    Bharatiya Janata Party
b)    All India Trinamool Congress
c)    Communist Party of India
d)    Indian National Congress

ANSWERS
1. (a) Chandrayaan-1
2. (d) Uttarakhand
3. (c) Pakistan 
4. (a) Sashastra Seema Bal
5. (a) 2017-2023
6. (d) BrahMos
7. (c) Kidney Disease and Obesity
8. (b) Mahabaleshwar Sail
9. (a) Punjab Agriculture University
10. (b) Only II
11. (d) Bharatiya Janata Party
12. (a) Indian National Congress
13. (c) Bharatiya Janata Party
14. (b) Indian National Congress
15. (d) Indian National Congress

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