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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ APR 19 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. Name the cinema at Lal Chowk of Srinagar whose site will be used for development of a heritage museum soon. 
a) Palladium Cinema
b) Neelam cinema
c) Regal Cinema
d) Naaz Cinema

2. Name the Mars orbiter that in recent past captured a region of Mars sprayed with strange-shaped secondary craters. 
a) Deep Space 2 Probes (2)
b) Mars Odyssey
c) Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
d) Mars Express Orbiter

3. US President Donald Trump on 18 April 2017 signed an executive order named “Buy American, Hire American”. Consider the following statements in context to the order
I. The order tightens the rules for technology companies seeking to bring highly skilled foreign workers to the United States. 
II. The order directs US agencies to propose rules to prevent immigration fraud and abuse in the programme. 
 III. Agencies have also been asked to suggest changes so that the H-1B visas are granted to the most-skilled or highest-paid applicants.

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

4. Who of the following was recently appointed as the Chairman of the Police Complaint Authority of Chandigarh?
a) Amarjot Singh Gill 
b) H.S.Rana 
c) N.K. Aggrawal 
d) Mahavir S Chauhan

5. TAL Manufacturing Solutions recently unveiled India’s first conceptualized, designed and manufactured articulated industrial robot. The robot is called as
a) ROBBO
b) BROBO
c) BRABO
d) BROBA

6. Who has recently taken over as the Financial Commissioner of Railways?
a) S Mookerjee
b) B N Mohapatra
c) B B Verma
d) None of the above

7. Who of the following was recently awarded with Dr Paduru Gururaja Bhat Award 2017?
a) A V Narasimha Murthy
b) Romila Thapar
c) Irfan Habib
d) Satish Chandra

8. Which state government has introduced the Social Security Yojana combining five separate beneficiary schemes?
a) Odisha
b) West Bengal
c) Telangana 
d) Uttar Pradesh
 
9. The largest Indian missile destroyer ship has been dedicated to which Indian port city?
a) Chennai 
b) Vishakhapatnam 
c) Kochi 
d) Mumbai 

10. Which former Indian cricketer has been named as one of the commentators for the upcoming Champions trophy?
a) Rahul Dravid 
b) Sachin Tendulkar 
c) Saurav Ganguly 
d) VVS Laxman 

11. Which country is hosting the 3rd Edition of Global Exhibition on Services (GES – 2017)? 
a) India
b) Bangladesh 
c) Nepal 
d) China 

12. UN is going to issue special stamps to commemorate which International Day?
a) World Environment Day
b) World Day Against Child Labour
c) World Refugee Day  
d) International Day of Yoga

13. 
Robert W Taylor, the renowned computer pioneer who passed away, hailed from which country? 
a) United States 
b) Australia 
c) Russia 
d) Japan 

14. 
Emma Morano, the world’s oldest person who passed away, hailed from which country?
a) Norway 
b) Italy 
c) Jamaica 
d) France 

15. The first-ever Nepal-China joint military exercise ‘Sagarmatha Friendship-2017 started in which city?
a) Guangzhou 
b) Pokhara
c) Kathmandu 
d) Beijing 

ANSWER
1. (a) Palladium Cinema
2. (c) Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
3. (d) I, II and III
4. (d) Mahavir S Chauhan
5. (c) BRABO
6. (b) B N Mohapatra
7. (a) A V Narasimha Murthy
8. (b) West Bengal 
9. (a) Chennai 
10. (c) Saurav Ganguly
11. (a) India
12. (d) International Day of Yoga
13. (a) United States
14. (b) Italy
15. (c) Kathmandu

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