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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ MAY 9 2017 for UPSC BANKING PSC EXAMS



1. What is the mascot of Asian Athletics Championships that is scheduled to be held from 6 to 9 July 2017 at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar?  
a) Sanderlings
b) Olive Ridley Turtles
c) Fishing cat
d) Irrawaddy dolphins

2. Senate confirmed this person’s name as Trump's Air Force secretary.
a) Heather Wilson
b) Steven Mnuchin
c) Steven Bannon
d) Gary Cohn

3. India in May 2017 affirmed plans to strengthen their defence cooperation with this country amid rising tension in the Asian region. 
a) South Korea
b) Vietnam 
c) Japan
d) Russia 

4. The State level Under-19 CAPF Football Talent Hunt Tournament for Boys and Girls organized by Assam Rifles concluded on 8 May 2017 at
a) Guwahati
b) Kohima
c) Kolkata 
d) Ranchi

5. Which country is currently hosting the 26th session of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat-2017?
a) Kenya
b) Spain
c) Germany
d) Portugal

6. 
Name the famous India-born Sitar maestro who passed away recently in Karachi.
a) Vilayat Khan
b) Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan
c) Irshad Khan
d) Rais Khan

7. Name the footballer who was recently named for the FWA Footballer of the Year.
a) Dele Alli
b) Eden Hazard
c) N'Golo Kante
d) Toby Alderweireld

8. Who of the following topped the Sunday Times Rich List 2017?
a) Leonard Blavatnik
b) Sri and Gopi Hinduja
c) David and Simon Reuben
d) Lakshmi Mittal

9. Which country was recently elected as the President of the UN-Habitat?
a) India
b) Spain
c) Germany
d) Portugal

10. The National Book Trust is planning to organise book fairs at panchayat level in different regions across the country. The body is planning to kick-start the process with the rural areas of which state?
a) Jharkhand
b) Odisha
c) Chhattisgarh
d) Karnataka

11. The UN General Assembly designated 8-9 May as a Time of remembrance and reconciliation to pay tribute to the victims of which devastating incident?
a) World War I
b) World War II
c) Cold War 
d) Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 

12. The residents of which state will soon have a smart house Ids?
a) Haryana 
b) Uttar Pradesh 
c) Goa
d) Gujarat 

13. Unexploded World War II bombs were found in which country?
a) Japan
b) Poland 
c) Germany 
d) Italy 

14. Two Indian warships INS Mumbai and INS Aditya, were on a three-day visit to which country on the Mediterranean coast?
a) Croatia
b) Greece
c) Turkey 
d) Egypt

15. 
Name the new doctrine that was spelled by Home Minister Rajnath Singh to tackle against the problem of Maoists during the Review Meeting of Left Wing Extremism affected State in recent past.  
a) SAMARTHAN
b) SAMADHAN
c) SAMROOP
d) SAMMUKH 

ANSWER
1. (b) Olive Ridley Turtles
2. (a) Heather Wilson
3. (c) Japan
4. (b) Kohima
5. (a) Kenya
6. (d) Rais Khan
7. (c) N'Golo Kante
8. (b) Sri and Gopi Hinduja
9. (a) India
10. (c) Chhattisgarh 
11. (b) World War II
12. (a) Haryana
13. (c) Germany 
14. (d) Egypt
15. (b) SAMADHAN

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