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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAY 22 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS


1. Name the institute/organisation that has developed a technique that types Braille in real time and helps deaf-blind people "watch" television without intermediaries. 
a) Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
b) University of Cambridge
c) Stanford University
d) University of Pennsylvania

2. A school in this city has decided to set up an environment-friendly toilet made of plastic bottles and other materials.
a) Kochi
b) Jamshedpur
c) Jaipur
d) Nainital 

3. Who was re-elected as the President of Iran?
a) Ebrahim Raisi
b) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
c) Hassan Rouhani
d) Mohammad Khatami

4. Which Indian won the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) award in the Environmental Engineering category?
a) Prashant Ranganathan
b) Sairandi Sathyanarayanan
c) Pratik Naidu
d) Sahithi Pingali

5. Who was appointed as Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations)?
a) Satish Dua
b) PN Pradhan
c) Subhash Bhamre
d) N S Rathore

6. Which Bollywood actress was awarded the UK International Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work in India and worldwide?
a) Deepika Padukone
b) Madhuri Dixit
c) Twinkle Khanna
d) Jacqueline Fernandez 

7. Donald Trump, during his speech at the Arab Islamic-American Summit, called for the international isolation of which Muslim country?
a) Iran 
b) Sudan
c) Yemen
d) Syria

8. Which celestial object was used by the astronomers to create the first large-scale map of the universe?
a) Star clusters
b) Comet
c) Asteroid
d) Quasars

9. What is the 2017 theme of UN’s International Day for Biological Diversity?
a) Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism
b) Sustaining People and their Livelihoods
c) Water and Biodiversity
d) Convention on Biological Diversity

10. 
Which Union Minister has been handed over the additional charge of the environment ministry after the passing of Anil Madhav Dave?
a) Uma Bharati
b) Harsh Vardhan 
c) Smriti Irani
d) Nitin Gadkari 

11. Who of the following was named the Premier League Player of the Season?
a) Cristiano Ronaldo
b) Eden Hazard
c) Harry Kane
d) N'Golo Kante

12. Who of the following won the 2017 Federation Cup?
a) Mohun Bagan
b) Aizawl
c) Bengaluru FC
d) East Bengal

13. Who of the following won the Italian Open Men’s Singles title?
a) Novak Djokovic
b) Alexander Zverev
c) Andy Murray
d) Rafael Nadal

14. Which of the following teams won the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League?
a) Mumbai Indians
b) Rising Pune Supergiant
c) Sunrisers Hyderabad
d) Kolkata Knight Riders

15. Name the state that has decided to provide grant-in-aid for maintenance of religious institutions and holding of prayers.
a) Himachal Pradesh
b) Uttarakhand
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Assam

ANSWER
1. (a) Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
2. (b) Jamshedpur
3. (c) Hassan Rouhani
4. (a) Prashant Ranganathan
5. (b) PN Pradhan
6. (d) Jacqueline Fernandez 
7. (a) Iran 
8. (d) Quasars
9. (a) Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism
10. (b) Harsh Vardhan 
11. (d) N'Golo Kante
12. (c) Bengaluru FC
13. (b) Alexander Zverev
14. (a) Mumbai Indians
15. (a) Himachal Pradesh

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