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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAR 29 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. The Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological Systems was inaugurated at 
a) INS Rajali
b) INS Baaz
c) INS Dega
d) INS Shikra

2. The book ‘Home of the Brave’ traces the history of
a) Border Security Force
b) Rashtriya Rifles
c) National Security Guards
d) Central Industrial Security Force

3. Which bank launched the Unnati Credit Card to spread credit inclusion recently?
a) ICICI Bank
b) State Bank of India
c) Andhra Bank
d) Bank of Baroda

4. Consider the following statements related to the e-billing system Aviation Turbine Fuel Digital Issue and Payment.

I. It was launched by the Indian Air Force on 28 March 2017.
II. It was jointly developed by the Controller General of Defence Accounts (DGCA) and the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL).
Which of these statements is/are true?
a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I and II
d) None of them

5. As per a report of the NASSCOM, by 2020, the number of internet users in India will  reach
a) 430 million
b) 530 million
c) 630 million
d) 730 million

6. Which of the following countries was recently approved by the US Senate as the 29th member of the NATO?
a) Yugoslavia
b) Bulgaria
c) Macedonia
d) Montenegro

7. The INLCU L51 was recently commissioned into the Indian Navy. The ship is commanded by
a) Bimal Verma
b) Ramesh Bajpai
c) Vishwesh S Nadkarni
d) None of the above

8. 
The President of India recently presented Dr. B. C. Roy National Awards for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Awards were instituted in which year?
a) 1975
b) 1976
c) 1977
d) 1978

9. Name the former South Carolina Governor who was recently appointed by the United Nations to run the World Food Programme.
a) David Beasley
b) Etharin Cousin
c) Ivan Simonovic
d) None of the above

10. Who was bestowed with the Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Award for 2016? 
a) Neena Srivastava 
b) Rakesh Kumar 
c) P Sundaresan 
d) S Rajasekaran 

11. Ahmed Kathrada, the renowned anti-apartheid activist who passed away, belonged to which country? 
a) United States 
b) South Africa 
c) Australia
d) Israel 

12. Tehmtan R Andhyarujina, who passed away recently, was from which field? 
a) Politics 
b) Sports 
c) Law 
d) Science 

13. Consider the following statements related the ban on mining across Uttarakhand implemented by the high court of the state. 
I. The ban on mining activities will exist for a period of four months. 
II. The court asked the state government to form a high-level committee to recommend guidelines on stopping illegal mining 
III. The high-level committee should be chaired by the environment minister of the state or his nominee

Which of these statements is/are true?
a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Only I and II
d) I, II and III 

14. AAI, DRDO and the state government has signed a tripartite MoU for development of Deoghar Airport in Deoghar district. Deoghar is a city of which of the following state?
a) Odisha
b) Uttarakhand
c) Bihar 
d) Jharkhand

15. Prime Minister of this country has activated a disaster response plan after a powerful cyclone named Debbie pummelled the north-east coast.
a) Australia
b) Mauritius
c) Brazil
d) Mexico

ANSWER
1. (a) INS Rajali
2. (b) Rashtriya Rifles
3. (b) State Bank of India
4. (c) Both I and II
5. (d) 730 million
6. (d) Montenegro
7. (c) Vishwesh S Nadkarni
8. (b) 1976
9. (a) David Beasley
10. (a) Neena Srivastava
11. (b) South Africa
12. (c) Law
13. (c) Only I and II 
14. (d) Jharkkhand
15. (a) Australia

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