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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ APR 17 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. Advanced Farming – Enriched Farmer scheme was launched by a state for helping the farmers to increase their income. Name the state that has launched the scheme.
a) Telangana
b) Bihar
Madhya Pradesh
c) Maharashtra 

2. Name the progressive rock and jazz fusion guitar pioneer who passed away recently.
a) Allan Holdsworth
b) Eric Clapton
c) B.B. King
d) George Harrison

3. Identify the actor, best known for his roles as Sheriff J.W. Pepper in the James Bond movies, who dies recently.
a) Roger Moore
b) Timothy Dalton
c) David Niven
d) Clifton James

4. Who of the following recently won the Asian Billiards Championship?
a) Sourav Kothari
b) Geeth Sethi
c) Pankaj Advani
d) Devendra Joshi

5. Who of the following won the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix?
a) Nico Rosberg
b) Sebastian Vettel
c) Lewis Hamilton
d) Valtteri Bottas

6. Name the badminton player who recently grabbed the 2017 Singapore Open Men’s Singles title.
a) B Sai Praneeth
b) Kidambi Srikanth
c) Chetan Anand
d) Aditya Joshi

7. Name the satellite that will be launched by ISRO to cater to complete south Asia. 
a) South Asia Satellite
b) ISRO for South Asia
c) SAARC satellite
d) None of the above

8. Which state celebrated its 70th Foundation Day recently?
a) Uttarakhand
b) Bihar
c) Himachal Pradesh
d) Karnataka

9. Which Indian environmental engineer won the 2017 Cartier Women’s Initiative Award? 
a) Trupti Jain 
b) Kirti Bose 
c) Megha Dixit
d) Atulya Khanna

10. Which countries held their first-ever joint military exercise Sagarmatha Friendship-2017? 
a) Nepal and Myanmar 
b) China and Nepal 
c) Myanmar and China 
d) Bhutan and Myanmar 

11. Which company(s) is/are among the 11 Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) that were approved by Government for listing on stock exchanges?
a) Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL)
b) Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) Ltd.
c) IRCON International Limited
d) All of the above

12. NASA researchers have found evidence of ingredients needed for a habitable environment on which two planet’s moons?
a) Saturn & Jupiter
b) Venus & Mars
c) Venus & Saturn 
d) Mars & Jupiter

13. Recently released Indian Dhow was hijacked off the coast of which country’s island?
a) Somalia
b) Sri Lanka
c) Yemen
d) Oman

14. Scientists have found a second Great Spot on which planet in our solar system?
a) Saturn
b) Venus
c) Uranus
d) Jupiter

15. Which country hosted the first-ever G20 Digital Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy?
a) Japan
b) France
c) Germany
d) Russia 

ANSWER
1. (d) Maharashtra 
2. (a) Allan Holdsworth
3. (d) Clifton James
4. (c) Pankaj Advani
5. (b) Sebastian Vettel
6. (a) B Sai Praneeth
7. (a) South Asia Satellite
8. (c) Himachal Pradesh
9. (a) Trupti Jain
10. (b) China and Nepal 
11. (d) All of the above
12. (a) Saturn & Jupiter
13. (c) Yemen
14.  (d) Jupiter
15. (c) Germany

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