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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAY 4 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS



1. Which web portal was launched by Department of Telecom for information sharing on Mobile Towers?
a) Tarang Sanchar
b) Mobile Seva
c) Bharat Sanchar
d) m-Seva

2. World’s highest rail bridge, which will be taller than Eiffel Tower, is being constructed on which Indian River?
a) Sutlej
b) Chenab
c) Narmada
d) Beas

3. From where was the block-III version of BrahMos cruise missile successfully test-fired recently?
a) APJ Abdul Kalam Island
b) Sriharikota
c) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
d) Pokhran

4. When is the World Tuna Day (WTD) observed by the United Nations (UN) every year? 
a) 1 May
b) 2 May
c) 3 May
d) 4 May

5. Who of the following will represent India at the 2017 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)?
a) Shashi Tharoor
b) Ranjit Kumar
c) Milon K. Banerji
d) Mukul Rohatgi

6. Who of the following won the World Snooker Championship title?
a) Pankaj Advani
b) Ronnie O’Sullivan
c) Mark Selby
d) John Higgins

7. Sualgiri and Swalgiri communities were recently notified as Scheduled Castes following the President’s nod to the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Act, 2017. These communities belong to which state?
a) Punjab
b) Odisha
c) Kerala
d) Chhattisgarh

8. 
Who of the following was recently honoured with the Dada Saheb Phalke Award?
a) Kasinadhuni Viswanath
b) Kamalakara Kameswara Rao
c) Gundamma Katha
d) None of the above

9. Report titled 'The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017' said that India is expected to achieve 7.1 per cent growth in fiscal 2017-18. Name the institution that released the report?
a) United Nations 
b) World Bank 
c) European Union 
d) CRISIL

10. Name the institution that in recent past predicted that Indian economy will grow by 7.4 per cent in fiscal year 2017-18 and 7.6 per cent in the next fiscal year.
a) Moody’s 
b) United Nations 
c) Asian Development Bank
d) Fitch 

11. These two countries in May 2017 said that that they support the creation of safe-zones in war-torn Syria.
a) Russia and Turkey
b) Turkey and Syria
c) Syria and Russia
d) Russia and the US

12. The NGT has announced a fine of Rs 1 lakh on anyone found dumping e-waste on the banks of Ramganga River. The compensation stands for a particular stretch that is located in this city of Uttar Pradesh.
a) Moradabad
b) Bareilly
c) Badaun
d) Hardoi

13. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated two exhibitions, ‘The Highway Saga’ and SRISHTI in which city?
a) Delhi
b) Mumbai
c) Bangalore
d) Chennai

14. Humans must leave Earth in 100 years. Which renowned physicist has said these words?
a) Timothy John Berners-Lee
b) Stephen Hawking
c) Jane Goodall
d) David Baltimore

15. Which Indian domestic airport got a go ahead from the Union Cabinet to be upgraded to an International airport?
a) Shimla Airport
b) Vijayawada Airport
c) Raipur Airport
d) Ranchi Airport

ANSWER
1. (a) Tarang Sanchar
2. (b) Chenab
3. (c) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
4. (b) 2 May
5. (d) Mukul Rohatgi
6. (c) Mark Selby
7. (b) Odisha
8. (a) Kasinadhuni Viswanath
9. (a) United Nations
10. (c) Asian Development Bank
11. (a) Russia and Turkey
12. (a) Moradabad
13. (a) Delhi
14. (b) Stephen Hawking
15. (b) Vijayawada Airport

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