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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAR 14 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. Which institute won the 2017 IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society Award?
a) IIT-Madras
b) IIT-Delhi
c) IIT-Kanpur
d) IIT-Hyderabad

2. It is in this State the NTPC has recently installed India’s largest Floating Solar PV Plant at RGCCPP Kayamkulam. 
a) Maharashtra
b) Kerala
c) Gujarat
d) Karnataka

3. Which State Government announced KCR Kit Scheme to distribute 16 essential things needed for a new born baby?
a) Karnataka
b) Telangana
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Kerala

4. Who was appointed as the chairman of the Central Water Commission?
a) Narendra Kumar
b) Seema Verma
c) K Srinath Reddy
d) P K Purwar

5. Which country is planning to send its largest warship on a 3-month tour through the South China Sea, in its biggest show of naval forces since World War II?
a) Japan
b) China
c) Russia
d) The United States of America

6. Which country celebrates National Elephant Day on 13 March?
a) India
b) Indonesia
c) Thailand
d) Malaysia 

7. Which popular cab service has launched ‘realtime ID check’ in India to ensure rider safety?
a) Meru Cabs 
b) Ola
c) Easy Cabs
d) Uber

8. Which state will be hosting the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship to be held in July 2017?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Odisha
c) Maharashtra
d) Karnataka 

9. Who of the following was given the additional charge of defence ministry after Manohar Parrikar resigned from the post?
a) Kalraj Mishra 
b) Subramanian Swamy 
c) Arun Jaitley
d) Yogi Adityanath

10. Name the person whose name was confirmed by the US Senate as administrator of the 1 trillion dollars Centres for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with 55-43 votes. 
a) Seema Verma
b) Nikki Haley
c) Harmeet Kaur Dhillon
d) Ashok Mago

11. Mission Fingerling was launched by which Ministry to achieve Blue Revolution?
a) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
b) Ministry of Power 
c) Ministry of Food Processing Industries
d) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

12. George A. Olah, the Nobel laureate who passed away, won the Nobel Prize in which field? 
a) Physics 
b) Chemistry 
c) Economics 
d) Medicine 

13. Noted film director Diphan, who died recently, was well known for making films in which language? 
a) Hindi
b) Bengali
c) Malayalam
d) Marathi

14. Identify the former Chief of the Russian Athletics Federation's Medical Commission who was recently banned for lifetime by CAS in a doping case.
a) Alexander Dyachenko
b) Sergei Portugalov
c) Anastasia Karabelshikova
d) Ivan Podshivalov

15. Who won the All England Open Men's Singles title?
a) Lee Chong Wei
b) Shi Yuqi
c) Lin Dan
d) Rashid Sidek

Answer

1. (a) IIT-Madras
2. (b) Kerala
3. (b) Telangana
4. (a) Narendra Kumar
5. (a) Japan
6. (c) Thailand 
7. (d) Uber
8. (b) Odisha
9. (c) Arun Jaitley
10. (a) Seema Verma
11. (a) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
12. (b) Chemistry 
13. (c) Malayalam
14. (b) Sergei Portugalov
15. (a) Lee Chong Wei

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