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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ APR 11 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. India and Australia in April 2017 signed six agreements to boost the bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Consider the following statements in context to the project
I. These agreements were signed during Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s four-day visit to India. 
II. MoU on cooperation in combating international terrorism and transnational organised crime was signed. 
 III. MoU for promotion and development of cooperation in civil aviation security 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

2. Colson Whitehead won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Name the book/novel for which he was chosen for the award.
a) Zone One 
b) The Underground Railroad
c) The Intuitionist
d) The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death

3. India’s first ever micro-drama festival, named Thespis, was held in which city?
a) Mumbai
b) Chandigarh
c) New Delhi
d) Kolkata

4. Who of the following was recently designated as a UN Messenger of Peace?
a) Kailash Satyarthi
b) Malala Yousafzai
c) Angelina Jolie
d) Sunitha Krishnan

5. The Lok Sabha recently passed the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Bill seeks to constitutional status to which of the following bodies?
a) National Commission for Backward Classes 
b) National Human Rights Commission
c) National Commission for Women
d) National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission

6. Name the Indian national and navy veteran who was sentenced to death by a military court of Pakistan.
a) Ravindra Kaushik
b) RN Kao
c) Kashmir Singh
d) Kulbhushan Jadhav

7. The Parliament in April 2017 passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2017. Consider the following statements in context to the project
I. It seeks to modify the list of Schedule Castes for the state of Nagaland.
II. It modifies name of the Union Territory of Pondicherry to Puducherry by incorporating changes in the Constitution (Pondicherry) Scheduled Castes Order, 1964. 
III. The Bill amends the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 and the Constitution (Pondicherry) Scheduled Castes Order, 1964.
Which is/are correct?
a) Only I and II 
b) Only I and III 
c) Only II and III
d) I, II and III

8. The two-day National Convention on World Homoeopathy Day concluded in this city of India. 
a) Delhi
b) Mumbai
c) Hyderabad
d) Shimla

9. Which state’s government has decided to increase the number of Science Clubs in its schools?
a) Uttar Pradesh 
b) Haryana
c) Maharashtra 
d) Karnataka

10. The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Harsh Vardhan has launched a new web portal in New Delhi on the occasion of Survey of India’s 250th anniversary. What is the name of the portal?
a) Geoid 
b) Nakshe
c) Geospatial 
d) Open Series Maps

11. The centre by releasing Rs 23443.09 Cr to the states, as the first budgetary installment for the FY 17-18 under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) aims to focus on which natural resource management activity?  
a) Water conservation
b) Proper Waste disposal 
c) Waste recycling 
d) Afforestation

12. The Survey of India has proposed to re-measure the height of Mount Everest in 2017, as a part of the celebrations of its 250 years completion this year.  It is planning to carry out the feat as a joint exercise between India and which other country?
a) United States of America
b) China 
c) Japan 
d) Nepal 

13. Who of the following won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting section?
a) Eric Eyre
b) Du Yun 
c) Jim Morin 
d) Lynn Nottage

14. Name the communications and information technology company who in April 2017 signed an MoU with Airtel and BSNL to bring 5G services in India.
a) Nokia
b) Samsung
c) Apple
d) MI

15. Name the author of the book Gandhi in Champaran.
a) Anand Neelakanthan
b) Vidya Krishnamurthi
c) DG Tendulkar
d) Nitin A Gokhale

ANSWER

1. (d) I, II and III
2. (b) The Underground Railroad
3. (c) New Delhi
4. (b) Malala Yousafzai
5. (a) National Commission for Backward Classes
6. (d) Kulbhushan Jadhav
7. (c) Only II and III
8. (a) Delhi 
9. (b) Haryana 
10. (b) Nakshe 
11. (a) Water conservation 
12. (d) Nepal
13. (a) Eric Eyre
14. (a) Nokia
15. (c) DG Tendulkar

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