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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAR 16 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS



1. As per the Women in Politics Map 2017 launched by the UN, India stands at which number?
a) 142
b) 149
c) 144
d) 148

2. Snapdeal partnered with which of the following trade organisations to sell Japanese products?
a) JETRO
b) METRO
c) JATRO
d) MATRO

3. The Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga recently approved 20 projects worth nearly Rs 1900 crore. In this regard, consider the following statements.
I. Out of 20 projects, 13 are in Uttarakhand.
II. All the projects will be completely funded by the Union Government.

Which is/are correct?
a) Only I
b) Only II 
c) Both I and II
d) Neither I nor II

4. The Union Cabinet approved introduction of the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Public Private Partnership (IIIT PPP) Bill, 2017. The bill grants statutory status to how many IIITs in Public Private Partnership and declares them as Institutions of National Importance?
a) Fifteen
b) Sixteen
c) Twenty
d) Ten

5. The US Federal Reserve raised the benchmark interest rate by
a) 0.15 per cent
b) 0.25 per cent
c) 0.50 per cent
d) 0.75 per cent

6. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its approval to permit Indian Oil to sale this much per cent of the equity in Lubrizol India to Lubrizol Corporation.
a) 14 per cent
b) 24 per cent
c) 34 per cent
d) 44 per cent

7. Which State government proposed to set up a Cashew Development Board for developing 10,000 hectares of good quality of cashew orchards?
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Assam
d) Karnataka

8. The Union Cabinet apprised of MoUs for cooperation in youth and sports matters with these two countries recently.
a) Indonesia & Kyrgyzstan
b) Tajikistan & Vietnam
c) Indonesia & Malaysia
d) Malaysia & Kyrgyzstan

9. Name the person who introduced Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Act of 2017 in its the US House of Representatives.
a) John Culberson
b) Gene Green
c) Joe Barton
d) Ted Poe

10. Name the bank that announced a one-time farm loan settlement scheme worth Rs 6000 crore primarily for tractors. 
a) State Bank of India
b) Punjab National Bank
c) Allahabad Bank 
d) Axis Bank 

11. Who was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Manipur recently?
a) Manohar Parrikar
b) Laxmikant Parsekar
c) M Venkaiah Naidu
d) N Biren Singh

12. What was the theme of the 2017 Commonwealth Day? 
a) A peace-building Commonwealth 
b) Team Commonwealth 
c) An Inclusive Commonwealth 
d) A Young Commonwealth 

13.
 Union government launched the Blue Revolution programme at a total expenditure of what amount?
a) Rs 48000 lakh
b) Rs 52000 lakh
c) Rs 55000 lakh
d) Rs 62000 lakh

14. The National security advisers in the US aren’t subject to Senate confirmation but the appointment of Lieutenant General HR McMaster to the post required a senate vote because:
I. He refused to retire from military service
II. He chose to remain as an active military officer
III. Generals need chamber’s approval when they’re promoted
IV. He doesn’t have prior experience in serving a political office
Which among the above statements is correct?
a) All of the above
b) None of the above
c) I, II and III 
d) I, II and IV

15. The Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) on 15 March 2017.
I. The main objective of the scheme is to enhance export competitiveness by bridging the gap in export infrastructure.
II. The scheme would help in ensuring smoother movement in export cargo and better quality standards and certification.
III. Under this scheme, all central and state agencies including Commodities Boards, SEZ authorities and Export Promotion Councils will be eligible for financial support.
IV. The funding would be in form of grant-in-aid and in normal cases it would not be more than the equity being funded by the implementing agency.
Which among the above sentences is correct with respect to the scheme’s objectives?
a) All of the above
b) Only I and II
c) I, II and III
d) I, II and IV

ANSWER
1. (d) 148
2. (a) JETRO
3. (c) Both I and II
4.(a) Fifteen
5. (b) 0.25per cent
6. (b) 24per cent
7. (d) Karnataka
8. (a) Indonesia & Kyrgyzstan
9.. (d) Ted Poe
10. (a) State Bank of India
11. (d) N Biren Singh
12. (a) A peace-building Commonwealth 
13. (b) 52000 lakh
14. (c) I, II and III 
15. (a) All of the above

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