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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAR 21 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. The Uttarakhand High Court has accorded the status of "living human entities" to the Ganga and Yamuna, the two most sacred rivers of India. Consider the following statements in context to the opinion of the court 
I. The High Court said, Holy Rivers Ganga and Yamuna have been declared to be treated as living human entities.
II. The court ordered to the Director of Namami Gange project for cleaning and rejuvenating the river.
III. The Chief Secretary and the Advocate General of Uttarakhand will act as the "legal parents" of the holy rivers. 

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

2. Name the team that won the 2017 Vijay Hazare Trophy of Cricket.
a)  Jharkhand
b)  Tamil Nadu
c)  Bengal
d)  Mumbai

3. 
He won the 2017 ATP Indian Wells Masters title.
a)  Novak Djokovic 
b)  Stan Wawrinka 
c)  Roger Federer
d)  Rafael Nadal

4. The branches of the associate banks of SBI will start functioning as branches of SBI from
a)  31 March 2017
b)  1 April 2017
c)  15 April 2017
d)  1 May 2017 

5. Who of the following is the author of the book Contemporary Reflections: A Collection of Verses That Inspire?
a)  Yasser Usman 
b)  Alka Vasudeva
c)  Anand Neelakanthan
d)  K Vijay Kumar

6. 
Who was appointed as the Managing Director & CEO of IDBI Bank?
a)  Mahesh Kumar Jain
b)  Rakesh Sharma
c)  Jatinder Bir Singh
d)  Rajeev Rishi

7. 
Who was appointed as the Managing Director & CEO of Indian Bank?
a)  Animesh Chauhan
b)  Kishore Piraji Kharat
c)  Arun Shrivastava
d)  Kishore Kumar Sansi

8. The World Poetry Day 2017 was celebrated on 
a)  18 March 2017
b)  19 March 2017
c)  20 March 2017
d)  21 March 2017

9. What was India’s rank in the recently released World Happiness Report 2017?
a)  119
b)  120
c)  121
d)  122

10. Who topped the Forbes World's Billionaires List 2017?
a)  Warren Buffett
b)  Jeff Bezos
c)  Mark Zuckerberg
d)  Bill Gates

11. Which Indian personality recently launched the world’s first mobile app on breast health? 
a)  Amitabh Bachchan 
b)  Aamir Khan 
c)  Narendra Modi 
d)  Sachin Tendulkar

12. 
Who was appointed as the brand ambassador for 2018 ODI Blind Cricket World Cup?
a)  Rahul Dravid 
b)  Shahid Afridi
c)  Sachin Tendulkar
d)  Saurav Ganguly 

13. Which Indian personality was selected to newly formed United Nations (UN) group on antimicrobial resistance? 
a)  Meghnad Saha 
b)  KK Josh 
c)  Soumya Swaminathan 
d)  Abhish Shivam 

14. Maggie MacDonnell, who was awarded the Global Teacher Prize 2017, belonged to which country?
a)  The United States of America
b)  Canada
c)  Palestine
d)  Iceland 

15. Scientists belonging to which country has developed a new, superfast wireless internet network?
a)  New Zealand
b)  India
c)  Netherlands 
d)  Finland

ANSWER
1. (d) I, II and III
2. (b) Tamil Nadu 
3. (c) Roger Federer
4. (b) 1 April 2017
5. (b) Alka Vasudeva
6. (a) Mahesh Kumar Jain
7. (b) Kishore Piraji Kharat
8. (d) 21 March 2017
9. (d) 122
10. (d) Bill Gates
11. (a) Amitabh Bachchan
12. (b) Shahid Afridi
13. (c) Soumya Swaminathan
14. (b) Canada
15. (c) Netherlands

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