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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAR 17 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS



1. Name the Private-sector bank who recently signed a pact with Avenues India to enhance customer support.
a) Catholic Syrian Bank
b) Yes Bank
c) IndusInd Bank
d) Bandhan Bank

2. Scientists recently discovered a pair of 1.6 billion-year-old fossils that appear to contain red algae. Where were these fossils discovered?
a) Banda
b) Bahraich
c) Chitrakoot
d) Shravasti

3. Name the Indian badminton player who was recently included as a member of the governing body of the Sports Authority of India.
a) Chetan Anand
b) Jwala Gutta
c) Saina Nehwal
d) Prakash Padukone

4. Identify the Indian-American teen who recently won the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search bagging the top award of USD 250000.
a) Indrani Das
b) Arjun Srinivasan Ramani
c) Vinay Kataria
d) Bob Patel

5. Which state is hosting the three-day international Buddhist conference?
a) Delhi
b) Bihar
c) Jharkhand
d) Uttarakhand 

6. The G20 meet of finance ministers and central bank governors is going to be held in which member economy?
a) Germany
b) United Kingdom
c) India
d) Brazil

7. India has signed a social security agreement with which country?
a) Brazil
b) United Kingdom
c) Sri Lanka 
d) Malaysia

8. Which country’s river has been granted same legal rights as that of a person?
a) India
b) New Zealand
c) Brazil
d) Greece

9. Name the state for which the Union Cabinet in recent past approved a special financial assistance by special dispensation in funding of Externally Aided Projects (EAPs).
a) Telangana
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Bihar
d) Odisha

10. Name the incumbent Chief Minister of Manipur who resigned from the post?
a) Okram Ibobi Singh
b) Ramkrishna B. Jalmi
c) Pratapsingh R Rane
d) Ravi Sitaram Naik

11. The Union Commerce and Industry Ministry introduced the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) Bill, 2017 in the Lok Sabha. Who is the Union Commerce and Industry Minister?
a) Dharmendra Pradhan
b) Nirmala Sitharaman
c) Jayant Sinha
d) Mahesh Sharma

12. Which state government officially launched women safety application Ammavin Aran? 
a) Andhra Pradesh 
b) Kerala 
c) Tamil Nadu 
d) Karnataka 

13. Name the cricketer who was appointed as the Ambassador of Women's Cricket World Cup 2017 by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on the occasion of International Women's Day.
a) Sachin Tendulkar
b) Brian Lara
c) Rickey Ponting
d) Kumar Sangakkara

14. 
Which US state’s federal judge has issued a nationwide order banning President Donald Trump’s latest executive order on immigration ban from six Muslim-majority nations?
a) Maryland
b) Washington
c) Hawaii
d) California 

15. Tamil Nadu’s state budget for financial year 2017-18 was presented in the assembly on 16 March 2017. Consider the following statements in context to the 2017 Tamil Nadu Budget. 
I. It was presented by the Chief Minister E Palaniswami 
II. The State Planning Commission has been replaced by the State Development Policy Council. 
III. Mookaiyur in Ramanathapuram district of the state will get new fishing harbor. 

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

ANSWER
1. (d) Bandhan Bank
2. (c) Chitrakoot
3. (b) Jwala Gutta
4. (a) Indrani Das
5. (b) Bihar
6. (a) Germany 
7. (a) Brazil
8. (b) New Zealand 
9. (b) Andhra Pradesh
10. (a) Okram Ibobi Singh
11. (b) Nirmala Sitharaman
12. (c) Tamil Nadu
13. (a) Sachin Tendulkar
14. (c) Hawaii
15. (c) Only II and III

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