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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAY 11 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS



1. Name the Indian wrestler who won a bronze medal in the Greco-Roman weight divisions in 80kg category on the opening day of the Asian Wrestling Championship. 
a) Gurpreet Singh
b) Harpreet Singh
c) Ravinder Singh 
d) Hardeep Singh

2. What is the theme of the 2017 World Thalassaemia Day (WTD)? 
a) Together for Humanity 
b) Access to Safe & Effective Drugs in Thalassaemia 
c) Thalassemia: Knowledge is Strength
d) Patients Rights Revisited 

3. Who was appointed as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India? 
a) Husain Haqqani 
b) Sohail Mahmood 
c) Abdul Basit 
d) Maleeha Lodhi 

4. Which award(s) is/are part of the ‘Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil’?
a) Tolkappiyar award
b) Kural Peedam 
c) Young Scholar awards
d) All of the above

5. Cashback portal Cashkaro.com tied up with which private sector bank to launch card-linked offers for both offline and online shoppers?
a) Axis Bank
b) Yes Bank
c) ICICI Bank
d) HDFC Bank

6. India’s largest cab aggregator Ola partnered with which company to launch a range of integrated digital offerings to customers?
a) Reliance Jio
b) Vodafone
c) Airtel
d) Idea Cellular

7. The Season II of Indian Speed Star culminated on 10 May 2017 in New Delhi with selection of 7 athletes. Name the organisation that organised the event.
a) NTPC
b) GAIL
c) IFFCO
d) SAIL

8. Name the state that in recent past decided to merge the local bodies of twin-temple towns.
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Kerala
d) Gujarat

9. The Union Government has created a task force on employment data. Who of the following will be chairing the task force? 
a) M. Sathiyavathy
b) Pulak Ghosh
c) Manish Sabharwal
d) Arvind Panagariya 

10. Kallazhagar avtar of Lord Vishnu entering Vaigai river festival was held in this Indian city in May 2017.
a) Madurai 
b) Kochi
c) Mathura
d) Vrindavan

11. Which state’s government is planning to launch district-level action plans to reduce infant mortality rate?
a) Kerala
b) Rajasthan
c) Uttar Pradesh 
d) Bihar 

12. Which country is preparing to install a cabin on moon?
a) The United States of America 
b) Japan 
c) China 
d) Russia 

13. The PWD ministry has expressed deep anxiety about the state of disrepair of most bridges in which Indian state?
a) Karnataka
b) Assam
c) Kerala
d) Tripura 

14. Which Indian city would be hosting the biggest ever International Yoga Day event on 21 June 2017?
a) New Delhi 
b) Ahmedabad
c) Bangalore
d) Pune

15. Which Indian actress has won the best actress award at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2017? 
a) Konkona Sen Sharma 
b) Radhika Apte
c) Ramya Krishnan 
d) Shabana Azmi 

ANSWERS

1. (b) Harpreet Singh
2. (a) Together for Humanity
3. (b) Sohail Mahmood
4. (d) All of the above
5. (b) Yes Bank
6. (c) Airtel
7. (b) GAIL
8. (b) Uttar Pradesh
9. (d) Arvind Panagariya 
10. (a) Madurai 
11. (b) Rajasthan 
12. (c) China 
13. (c) Kerala 
14. (b) Ahmedabad 
15. (a) Konkona Sen Sharma

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