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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAR 24 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. Who won the 2017 Abel Prize? 
a) Yves Meyer 
b) Andrew J. Wiles 
c) Louis Nirenberg 
d) John F. Nash 

2. What is the theme of 2017 World Tuberculosis Day (WTD)? 
a) End Tuberculosis
b) Unite to End TB
c) Gear up to end TB 
d) Stop TB in my lifetime 

3. The central sector scheme Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) will be launched from which state? 
a) Uttar Pradesh 
b) Madhya Pradesh 
c) Andhra Pradesh 
d) Tamil Nadu 

4. The International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members was observed recently. The day commemorates the anniversary of the abduction of which of the following UN staff members?
a) Alex Matthews
b) Charles Chad
c) Alec Collett
d) None of the above

5.
 The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare launched a Coffee Table Book titled “50 Years – The Great Indian Milk Revolution.”  Who of the following is handling ministry?
a) Najma A. Heptulla 
b) Birender Singh 
c) Radha Mohan Singh
d) Narendra Singh Tomar

6. Identify the naturalist on whose name a tiny shrimp-like fossil, which is thought to be around 430 million-years-old, is named.
a) E.O. Wilson
b) David Attenborough
c) Diane Ackerman
d) Jannise Ray

7. 
Identify the veteran photographer who was recently conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th National Photography Awards.
a) Raghu Rai
b) Pablo Bartholomew
c) Dilip Mehta
d) Altaf Qadri

8. The Union Cabinet gave its approval for the creation of National Commission for Socially and Educationally backward classes. Consider the following statements regarding the proposed commission. 
I. It will replace the National Commission for Backward Classes, which is a constitutional body. 
II. The Article 338B will be inserted in the Constitution in this regard. 

Which of these statements is/are true?
a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I and II 
d) None of them

9. The Union Cabinet gave its approval for amendments to/repealment of which of the following Acts to facilitate implementation of GST regime. 
I. The Customs Act, 1962 
II. The Customs Tariff Act, 1975 
III. The Central Excise Act, 1944 
IV. The Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985

a) I, II and III
b) II, III and IV
c) I, III and IV
d) All of them

10. Consider the following statements related to Phase I of the North East Road Network Connectivity Project. 
I.  Under the project, 403 kilometers of National Highways (NHs) will be developed in Meghalaya and Assam. 
II. The project will be executed with assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). 

Which of these statements is/are true?
a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I and II
d) None of them

11. Which State Government launched the Sustainable Action for Climate Resilient Development (SaCReD) for protection of the environment in Majuli.
a) Assam
b) Telangana
c) Karnataka
d) Bihar

12. Pawan Hans is going to start chopper rides for visitors in which Indian city?
a) Delhi
b) Mumbai 
c) Lucknow
d) Agra 

13. The National Commission for Schedule Tribes (NCST) has approved the proposal for five additional seats for tribals in which state’s assembly?
a) Manipur
b) Nagaland
c) Tripura
d) Sikkim 

14. Which Indian state is soon going to have a football stadium with world-class facility as per FIFA norms?
a) Punjab
b) Jammu & Kashmir
c) Kerala
d) West Bengal 

15. The United Nations Human Rights Council has granted which country a two-year extension to probe into the alleged war crimes committed during civil war?
a) Syria
b) Iraq
c) Sri Lanka
d) Sudan

ANSWERS

1. (a) Yves Meyer
2. (b) Unite to End TB
3. (c) Andhra Pradesh
4. (c) Alec Collett
5. (c) Radha Mohan Singh
6. (b) David Attenborough
7.(a) Raghu Rai
8. (b) Only II
9. (d) All of them
10. (b) Only II
11. (a) Assam
12. (a) Delhi 
13. (d) Sikkim
14. (b) Jammu & Kashmir
15. (c) Sri Lanka

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