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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ APR 10 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. What is the current Repo Rate as per First Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy 2017-18 of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? 
a) 5.75% 
b) 6.0%
c) 6.25% 
d) 6.5%

2. Mukta Dutta Tomar was appointed as the Ambassador of India to which country?
a) Germany
b) Russia
c) Australia
d) New Zealand

3. Which country became the world’s first country to allow legalized production, sale and consumption of marijuana? 
a) Norway 
b) Uruguay 
c) Portugal 
d) China 

4. Which web portal and mobile application was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, to enable the willing donors to contribute towards the family of soldiers who sacrificed life in line on duty?
a) Shaheedo ko Salaam
b) Veer Sipahi
c) Bharat ke Veer
d) Sainik Kosh

5. Which of the following countries topped the 2017 edition of the Travel and Tourism Competitive Index, which was released recently by the World Economic Forum?
a) Canada
b) Switzerland
c) Spain
d) Australia

6. India is placed on which position in the 2017 edition of the Travel and Tourism Competitive Index, which was released recently by the World Economic Forum?
a) 39th 
b) 40th 
c) 41st
d) 42nd

7. Who of the following won the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix?
a) Lewis Hamilton
b) Max Verstappen
c) Sebastian Vettel
d) Nico Rosberg

8. Who of the following won the 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award?
a) Larry Page
b) Sergey Brin
c) Ken Thompson
d) Tim Berners-Lee

9. Astronomers have discovered a possible twin of which planet in our solar system?
a) Earth
b) Venus
c) Mars
d) Jupiter

10. Which state’s government has decided to hold People’s Day on the 15th of every month?
a) Manipur
b) Assam
c) Uttar Pradesh 
d) Goa

11. The month-long exhibition commemorating 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha will be held in which state?
a) Maharashtra 
b) Odisha
c) New Delhi
d) Bihar 

12. Which renowned Indian sand artist has been selected to represent India in the Moscow Sand Art Championship 2017?
a) Nitish Bharti 
b) Sudarsan Pattnaik
c) Rahul Arya
d) Ashok Kumar

13. This e-commerce company of India in April 2017 launched its new feature QR code 
a) Paytm 
b) FreeCharge
c) MobiKwik
d) Qwikcilver

14. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has granted affiliation to this sports federation to host the particular sport on behalf of India. 
a) Hockey Federation of India 
b) Indian Body Builders Federation
c) Athletic Federation of India
d) Boxing Federation of India 

15. India and Bangladesh on 8 April 2017 signed 22 agreements to boost the bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Consider the following statements in context to the project
I. The MoUs were signed during Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia visit to India. 
II. MoU for enhancing cooperation in the field of national security, development and strategic studies was signed. 
III. Inter-Agency agreement on cooperation regarding Nuclear Power Plant Projects in Bangladesh was signed. 
Which is/are correct?
a) Only I and II 
b) Only I and III 
c) Only II and III
d) I, II and III

ANSWER
1. (c) 6.25 percent
2. (a) Germany
3. (b) Uruguay
4. (c) Bharat ke Veer
5. (c) Spain
6. (b) 40th 
7. (a) Lewis Hamilton
8. (d) Tim Berners-Lee
9. (b) Venus 
10. (a) Manipur 
11. (c) New Delhi 
12. (b) Sudarsan Pattnaik
13. (a) Paytm Mall 
14. (d) Boxing Federation of India 
15. (c) Only II and III

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