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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAY 2 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS




1. Which Indian personality was selected for Japan’s prestigious ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ award?
a) Ashwani Kumar 
b) Narendra Modi 
c) Pranab Mukherjee 
d) Arun Jaitley

2.
 When is International Labour Day observed globally?
a) 29 April
b) 30 April
c) 1 May
d) 2 May

3. Which foundation bagged the ‘FICCI-India Sanitation Coalition’ prize?
a) Sampark Foundation
b) Aga Khan Foundation
c) Dream Girl Foundationn
d) Smile Foundation

4.
 Which financial service received the final license from RBI for Small Finance Bank?
a) Bajaj Holdings
b) Arihant Capital
c) Asirvad Microfinance Private Ltd
d) Janalakshmi Financial Services Ltd

5. Who was recently honoured with the 2017 INSA Medal for Young Scientist?
a) Nitin Saxena
b) P. Anbarasan
c) Athi N. Naganathan
d) Sanjay Pratihar

6. Which of the following football clubs recently won the I-League title?
a) Mohun Bagan A.C.
b) East Bengal F.C.
c) Aizawl F.C.
d) Shillong Lajong F.C.

7. Who of the following won the Tallahassee Challenger Men’s Doubles title?
a) Leonardo Mayer and Maximo Gonzalez
b) Leander Paes and Scott Lipsky
c) Dennis Novikov and Julio Peralta
d) Ryan Agar and Sebastian Bader

8. Who of the following took over as the Controller General of Accounts?
a) Anthony Lianzuala
b) Anil Srivastava
c) K. Vinayak Rao
d) Madhu Ranjan Kumar

9. Scientists at IIT Roorkee used naturally occurring pigment of which Indian summer fruit to create inexpensive solar cells?
a) Watermelon 
b) Oranges 
c) Plums 
d) Jamun

10. India's first book village is going to come up in which state’s hamlet?
a) Gujarat
b) Karnataka
c) Maharashtra 
d) Odisha 

11. Which state bestowed Padma Venkataraman, the daughter of former Indian President, the late R Venkataraman, with the Avvaiyar award?
a) Kerala
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Karnataka

12. The Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas was observed on which day?
a) 2 May
b) 1 May 
c) 30 April 
d) 29 April

13. BCCI recommended her name for the Arjuna Award in May 2017.
a) Ekta Bisht 
b) Smriti Mandhana
c) Harmanpreet Kaur
d) Mithali Raj

14. 
His name was recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna by Hockey India in May 2017. 
a) Sardar Singh
b) Dharamvir Singh
c) PR Sreejesh
d) Akashdeep Singh

15. India and Cyprus in April 2017 signed four agreements to boost the bilateral relationship between the two countries. Consider the following statements in context to the agreements.
I. The agreements were inked during Vice President Hamid Ansari visit to Cyprus.
II. Executive Programme on Culture Education and Scientific Cooperation (EPCEC) for the year 2017-2020 was signed. 
III. Work Plan under programme of Cooperation in the field of Agriculture for 2017- 18 was signed. 
Which is/are correct?
a) Only III
b) Only I and II 
c) Only II and III
d) I, II and III

ANSWER
1. (a) Ashwani Kumar
2. (c) 1 May
3. (b) Aga Khan Foundation
4. (d) Janalakshmi Financial Services Ltd
5. (d) Sanjay Pratihar
6. (c) Aizawl F.C.
7. (b) Leander Paes and Scott Lipsky
8. (a) Anthony Lianzuala
9. (d) Jamun
10. (c) Maharashra 
11.(b) Tamil Nadu
12. (a) 2 May 2017 
13. (c) Harmanpreet Kaur
14. (a) Sardar Singh
15. (c) Only II and III

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