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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ APR 12 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. It is with this public sector undertaking, the Indian Railways entered into an agreement for Rooftop SPV Systems recently.
a) Bharat Heavy Electricals
b) NTPC Limited
c) Bharat Electronics Limited
d) None of them

2. As per the Amnesty International, it is in this country, most executions took place in 2016.
a) Iran
b) Iraq
c) Pakistan
d) China

3. What will be the theme of the Civil Services Day 2017?
a) Clean India
b) Minimum Governance
c) Making New India
d) Nation First

4. It is in this North Eastern State, India-Mongolia joint military training exercise Nomadic Elephant – XII has begun recently.
a) Mizoram
b) Nagaland
c) Assam
d) Meghalaya

5. Name the state that scrapped the Samajwadi Pension Scheme of the state.
a) Bihar
b) Gujarat
c) Uttarakhand 
d) Uttar Pradesh

6. Name the two states that in second week of April 2017 announced that it will impose liquor ban in the state in near future.
a) Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
b) Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh 
c) Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
d) Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand 

7.
 Who of the following was recently honoured with a Living Legend Lifetime Award from the Punjab Association?
a) Dharmendra
b) Shashi Kapoor
c) Dilip Kumar
d) Manoj Kumar

8. Who is the author of the book titled Hope in a Challenged Democracy– An Indian Narrative, which released recently?
a) Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
b) Ashwani Kumar
c) Romesh Thapar
d) Shashi Tharoor

9. The Coptic Christians were in news recently. They belong to which of the following countries?
a) Egypt
b) Israel
c) Iran
d) Syria

10. Former Union Minister, Akhilesh Das Gupta passed away in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on 12 April 2017, after suffering from a heart attack. Which party did he serve under in the government?
a) Bharatiya Janata Party
b) Congress Party
c) Samajwadi Party
d) Bahujan Samajh Party

11. Which among the G7 nations was the only one to call for sanctions on Russia for its support towards its war-torn ally Syria? 
a) The United States
b) France
c) The United Kingdom
d) Canada

12. Which Indian-origin personality became the first non-white judge at the Old Bailey Court of London? 
a) Osa Nawab
b) Anuja Ravindra Dhir 
c) Kirti Solanki 
d) Tayeb Salih 

13. When the World Homeopathy Day is celebrated?
a) 9 April
b) 10 April
c) 11 April
d) 12 April

14. Carme Chacon, who passed away recently, was the Defence Minister of which European country?
a) France
b) Germany
c) Italy
d) Spain

15. Name the British DJ who has reached Mount Everest’s base camp and has plans to host the highest party on the earth.
a) Armin van Buuren 
b) Paul van Dyk 
c) Paul Oakenfold
d) David Guetta

ANSWER
1. (a) Bharat Heavy Electricals
2. (d) China
3. (c) Making New India
4. (a) Mizoram
5. (d) Uttar Pradesh
6. (a) Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
7. (c) Dilip Kumar
8. (b) Ashwani Kumar
9. (a) Egypt
10. (b) Congress Party 
11. (c) The United Kingdom
12. (b) Anuja Ravindra Dhir
13. (b) 10 April
14. (d) Spain
15. (c) Paul Oakenfold

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