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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAR 30 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. Which Article of the Lisbon Treaty was invoked after British Prime Minister Theresa May signed a letter that will trigger Britain's exit from the European Union (EU)?
a) Article 1
b) Article 27
c) Article 50
d) Article 61

2. Governor of this state/UT has ordered the chief secretary to recover Rs 97 crore from the state/UT government which was spent on advertisement.
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Punjab
c) Delhi
d) Pondicherry

3. The eight coaches of the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Mahakaushal Express derailed in the wee hours of 30 March 2017 near Mahoba. Mahoba is located in which of the following state?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Rajasthan
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Chhattisgarh

4. Which of the following teams won the 2016–17 Deodhar Trophy?
a) India A
b) India B
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Tie between India B and Tamil Nadu

5. Name the Turkish runner who was recently banned by the IAAF for two years?
a) Shalane Flanagan
b) Elvan Abeylegesse
c) Kara Goucher
d) Jo Pavey

6. Which of the following countries recently gave final legislative approval to a bill that permits the medicinal use of marijuana?
a) Argentina
b) Peru
c) Sri Lanka
d) None of the above

7. Truecaller has partnered with which bank to launch its UPI-based mobile payment service Truecaller Pay?
a) ICICI Bank
b) HDFC Bank
c) State Bank of India
d) Axis Bank

8. Which Union Ministry launched an online film certification system e-Cinepramaan to promote transparency and ease of doing business?
a) Union Ministry of Science and Technology
b) Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
c) Union Ministry of Communications
d) Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

9. Arun Sarma, who passed away recently, belonged to which field?
a) Law
b) Science
c) Literature
d) Sports

10. As per union government the number of the personnel opting for Voluntary Retirement Service (VRS) in central paramilitary forces rose to around what percent in year 2016-17 as compared to 2015-16.
a) 200 per cent
b) 300 per cent
c) 345 per cent
d) 450 per cent

11. The Supreme Court has asked the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Police of a state to investigate the role of former Chief Ministers N Dharam Singh and H D Kumaraswamy in the iron ore mining case and file a report within three months.
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Kerala
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Karnataka

12. Name the state that on 29 March 2017 announced that recommendations’ of the 7th pay commission will be implemented from 1 April 2017.
a) Chhattisgarh
b) Kerala
c) Bihar
d) Jharkhand

13. Name the state will be the 27th state to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Centre to implement Power-for-All Project in the state.
a) Mizoram
b) Manipur
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Punjab

14. Amazon, the USA based e commerce giant made its entry in UAE by acquiring a company. Name it.
a) Souq.com
b) Cobone.com
c) Gonabit.com
d) groupon.com

15. Which iconic theatre is going to bring its curtains down with the screening of Raj Kapoor’s classics Mera Naam Joker and Sangam?
a) Raj Mandir Cinema, Jaipur
b) Regal Theatre, Delhi
c) Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai
d) Odeon cinema, Delhi

ANSWER
1. (c) Article 50
2. (c) Delhi
3. (a) Uttar Pradesh
4. (c) Tamil Nadu
5. (b) Elvan Abeylegesse
6. (a) Argentina
7. (a) ICICI Bank
8. (b) Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
9. (c) Literature
10. (d) 450 per cent
11. (d) Karnataka
12. (a) Chhattisgarh
13. (c) Uttar Pradesh
14. (a) Souq.com
15. (b) Regal Theatre, Delhi

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