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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAY 5 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS



1. The Union government has appointed Braj Bihari Kumar as the Chairman of which Indian research body?
a) ICHR
b) ICSSR
c) CSIR
d) IISER

2.
 Which country is hosting the 27th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)?
a) India
b) Switzerland
c) South Africa
d) Seychelles

3. Allies of Syria – Russia & Iran signed a deal with rebel supporter Turkey during talks conducted in which country?
a) Russia
b) Kazakhstan
c) Iran
d) Turkey

4. An NGO, the Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) is in the process of reviving an ancient water body. The water body is located in which state?
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Kerala
c) Karnataka
d) Andhra Pradesh

5. Which city/town was declared as the least clean city as per the Swachh Survekshan 2017?
a) Hardoi
b) Bahraich
c) Khurja
d) Gonda

6. Which city was declared as the cleanest city as per the Swachh Survekshan 2017?
a) Mysuru
b) Bhopal
c) Indore
d) Surat

7. Who of the following was recently appointed the Vice Chancellor of Ashoka University?
a) Rudrangshu Mukherjee
b) Pratap Bhanu Mehta
c) Andre Beteille
d) None of the above

8. Which of the following countries lead the FIFA World Ranking, which was released recently?
a) Brazil
b) Argentina
c) Germany
d) France

9. Which Hollywood film, featuring actress Shabana Azmi, was awarded the Special Jury Remi Award at the 50th annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival?
a) Prince Caspian
b) The Black Prince
c) A hundred foot journey
d) Politics of Love

10. What is the theme of 2017 World Asthma Day (WAD)?
a) Better air better breathing
b) Reduce the asthma burden
c) You Can Control Your Asthma
d) Unite to overcome asthma

11. As per changes announced in National Youth Awards, amount of money for the award in the ‘Individual’ category was increased to what amount?
a) Rs 50000
b) Rs 75000
c) Rs 100000
d) Rs 125000

12. What is the strike range of medium-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-ll that was recently test-fired off the Odisha coast?
a) More than 2000 km
b) More than 3000 km
c) More than 4000 km
d) More than 5000 km

13. The world level weapon production unit “Punj Lyod Defence System” was inaugurated in Malanpur Industrial Area that falls in this state.
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Gujarat
d) Telangana

14. Which of the following country is not part of the South Asia Satellite that was launched by ISRO on 5 May 2017?
a) Afghanistan
b) Bangladesh
c) Maldives
d) Pakistan

15. Eight States have passed the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) Act in their respective State Assembly in less than a month’s time. Which of the following is not part of these eight states that has passed the Act?
a) Bihar
b) Rajasthan Assembly
c) Uttarakhand
d) Kerala

ANSWER
1. (b) ICHR
2. (a) Switzerland
3. (b) Kazakhstan
4. (a) Tamil Nadu
5. (d) Gonda
6. (c) Indore
7. (b) Pratap Bhanu Mehta
8. (a) Brazil
9. (b) The Black Prince
10. (a) Better air better breathing
11. (a) Rs 50000
12. (a) More than 2000 km
13. (b) Madhya Pradesh
14. (d) Pakistan
15. (d) Kerala

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