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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAY 12 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS



1. The Indian Army recently planned to re-introduce Cordon and Search Operations as a part of its counter terrorism operations after a gap of how many years?
a) 15 Years
b) 10 Years
c) 12 Years
d) 13 Years
2. Which of the following banks has been put under watchlist under Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) due to high bad loans?
a) Canara Bank
b) Corporation Bank
c) Bank of Baroda 
d) IDBI Bank
3. As per a recent study published in The Lancet, how much percentage of total TB cases in India will turn into Drug-resistant TB by 2040?
a) 8.9%
b) 9.0%
c) 12.4%
d) 32.9%
4. Who of the following was recently awarded an honorary life membership to the Marylebone Cricket Club?
a) M S Dhoni
b) V V S Laxman
c) Rohit Sharma
d) Yusuf Pathan
5. Who of the following was appointed as the Chairman of FIFA Governance Committee?
a) Mukul Mudgal
b) Olli Rehn
c) Miguel Maduro
d) Vitaly Mutko
6. Which country declared end to Zika emergency recently?
a) Brazil
b) Somalia
c) Liberia
d) Serbia
7. Which online facility was launched by Union Government to provide direct solution to problems of agriculture sector? 
a) e-Krishi Samasya 
b) e-Krishi Samvad 
c) e-Krishi Samveda 
d) e-Krishi Solution 

8. Which Metro Rail Corporation became the first in India to employ transgenders in their workforce?
a) Lucknow Metro
b) Delhi Metro
c) Kochi Metro
d) Bengaluru Metro

9. Who was appointed as Defence Secretary of India recently? 
a) LC Goyal 
b) G Mohan Kumar 
c) Anant Kumar Singh 
d) Sanjay Mitra 

10. What was the theme of the 2017 National Technology Day (NTD)? 
a) Technology for inclusive and sustainable growth 
b) Technologies for better quality of life 
c) Technology enablers of Startup India
d) Technology for industrial growth

11. Which state government has formed a committee to study the environmentally harmful Seemai Karuvelam trees?
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Kerala 
c) Karnataka 
d) Andhra Pradesh 

12. The Election Commission of India has launched which new centre to address voter queries?
a) National Voters Centre
b) National Help Desk
c) National Grievance Redressal Centre 
d) National Contact Centre

13. A former researcher at IIT-Madras has created white light using which natural extract?
a) Jamun
b) Red pomegranate & turmeric
c) Sandalwood 
d) Lemon and Orange 

14. Who has become the new Country Director for Twitter in India? 
a) Raheel Khursheed
b) Rishi Jaitly
c) Taranjeet Singh 
d) Kirthiga Reddy

15. Who has been newly elected as the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas? 
a) Emmanuel Macron 
b) Moon Jae-in 
c) Hubert Minnis 
d) Perry Christie 

ANSWERS
1.(a) 15 Years
2.(d) IDBI Bank
3.(c) 12.4%
4.(b) V V S Laxman
5.(a) Mukul Mudgal
6.(a) Brazil
7.(b) e-Krishi Samvad
8.(c) Kochi Metro
9.(d) Sanjay Mitra
10.(a) Technology for inclusive and sustainable growth
11.(a) Tamil Nadu
12.(d) National Contact Centre 
13.(b) Red pomegranate & turmeric
14.(c) Taranjeet Singh 
15.(c) Hubert Minnis

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