Current Affairs Quiz –  7 July – 2017

Q.1) Who has been renominated as the Chairman of IIT Kharagpur’s Board of Governors, recently?

a) Gautam Biswas

b) Sudhir K. Jain

c) Pradeep Mathur

d) Rajeev Sangal

e) Sanjiv Goenka

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Q.2) Name the government ethics director who prodded President Donald Trump’s administration over conflicts of interest.

a) Steven Mnuchin

b) James Mattis

c) Walter Shaub

d) Ryan Zinke

e) Sonny Perdue

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Q.3) The government has decided to do away with the No detention policy for student’s from__________.

a) 2018

b) 2019

c) 2020

d) 2021

e) 2022

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Q.4) Which government has expanded the ambit of its loan waiver scheme to include even those farmers who had taken loans after 2008, recently?

a) West Bengal

b) Madhya Pradesh

c) Gujarat

d) Maharashtra

e) Odisha

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Q.5) India and ___________companies entered into agreements to bid jointly for defence contracts for the Indian military and locally build the systems under “Make in India”.

a) USA

b) Netherlands

c) Iran

d) Afghanistan

e) Israel

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Q.6) The retirement fund body EPFO’s investment in stocks through exchange traded funds (ETFs) would cross the Rs. __________crore mark by the end of this fiscal.

a) 35,000

b) 40,000

c) 45,000

d) 50,000

e) 55,000

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Q.7) India has ranked ______ out of 165 nations in a global index that measures the commitment of nations across the world to cyber security.

a) 22nd

b) 23rd

c) 24th

d) 25th

e) 26th

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Q.8) Which state won the overall championship in the 44th Glenmark junior National aquatic championship, concluded at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex?

a) Kerala

b) Karnataka

c) Andhra Pradesh

d) Maharashtra

e) Madhya Pradesh

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Q.9) Name the shot put player who won the country’s first gold medal in Asian Athletics championship.

a) Vikas Gowda

b) Manpreet Kaur

c) Inderjeet Singh

d) Om Prakash Singh

e) Om Prakash Karhana

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Q.10) Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Culture and Tourism addressed the “Second Meeting of BRICS Culture Ministers” held in _____.

a) India

b) South Africa

c) Brazil

d) China

e) None of these

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Q.11) Who has been appointed as the head of Indian consulate in New York?

a) K. Raghunath

b) Ajai Malhotra

c) Hardit Malik

d) Sandeep Chakravorty

e) Prabhat Prakash Shukla

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Q.12) The deadline for the national launch of direct benefit transfers for fertiliser subsidies has been set as _____________.

a) Jan 1, 2018

b) Jan 1, 2019

c) Jan 1, 2020

d) Jan 1, 2021

e) Jan 1, 2022

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Q.13) Name the decathlete player recently banned by doping test from Asian Athletics Championships.

a) Om Prakash Karhana

b) Om Prakash Singh

c) Daley Thompson

d) Rafer Johnson

e) Jagtar Singh

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Q.14) The government issued notification on higher allowances; including house rent allowance or HRA, under the 7th Pay Commission, on ________.

a) July 5th, 2017

b) July 6th, 2017

c) July 7th, 2017

d) July 8th, 2017

e) July 9th, 2017

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Q.15) The National Mission on Cultural Mapping and Roadmap with a Financial Outlay of ___ crore for 2017-2018, 2018-2019 & 2019-2020 has been approved under the umbrella of “Kala Sanskrit! Vikas Yojna”.

a) 320.23

b) 379.82

c) 438.87

d) 469.40

e) None of these

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Q.16) How many number of Garib Nawaz skill development centres would be established in districts across the country. It was announced by Union Minority Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi?

a) 50

b) 63

c) 76

d) 91

e) 100

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Q.17) Siemens opened its first digital factory in ____

a) New Delhi

b) Mumbai

c) Jaipur

d) Thane

e) Hyderabad

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Q.18) Which country has declared itself free from Bird Flu (highly pathogenic Avian Influenza – H5N1 and H5N8) and notified it to the World Organisation for Animal Health?

a) Pakistan

b) Nepal

c) India

d) Srilanka

e) None of these

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Q.19) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited the Indian cemetery in Haifa, Israel and paid homage to Indian soldiers whose bravery in _____ Battle of Haifa is the stuff of legend?

a) 1916

b) 1918

c) 1919

d) 1920

e) None of these

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Q.20) Which state government has signed an expression of intent (EOI) with the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) and the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for establishment of a high performance academy inside the premises of Kalinga Stadium?

a) Odisha

b) Mumbai

c) Haryana

d) Punjab

e) None of these

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Q.21) Which among the following country parliament has approved a long-awaited law criminalizing torture, recently?

a) Denmark

b) Poland

c) China

d) Italy

e) Russia

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Q.22) Which of the following bank has partnered with Indus OS to launch OS-integrated UPI (Unified Payment Interface) payment platform in India?

a) State Bank of India

b) Axis Bank

c) Yes Bank

d) ICICI Bank

e) None of these

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Q.23) Which of the following bank has tied up with PFG Forex for remittance facility for the benefit of Indian expatriates from Australia?

a) Vijaya Bank

b) Axis Bank

c) Yes Bank

d) ICICI Bank

e) South Indian Bank

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Q.24) SREI Infrastructure Finance has signed an MoU with Russia’s Vnesheconombank to create a _____ million IT and Innovation Fund.

a) $100

b) $200

c) $300

d) $400

e) None of these

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Q.25) Kewal Handa was appointed as non-executive chairman of which of the following bank for the period of 3 years?

a) IDBI Bank

b) Union Bank of India

c) United Bank of India

d) Bank of India

e) Syndicate Bank

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Q.26) What is the rank of Indian football team in the latest FIFA world ranking?

a) 96th

b) 91st

c) 93rd

d) 94th

e) 89th

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Q.27) World Chocolate Day is celebrated across the globe every year on ___

a) July 5th

b) July 6th

c) July 7th

d) July 8th

e) None of these

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Q.28) India has become the ___ largest foreign investor into the UK while US remains on the top and China holds the second position.

a) 3rd

b) 4th

c) 5th

d) 6th

e) 7th

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Q.29) In a major step to protect customers from large financial losses on account of frauds, Reserve Bank of India has capped the customer liability at Rs 25,000 if they report unauthorised transactions within __ working days.

a) 3

b) 4

c) 5

d) 6

e) 7

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Q.30) Which bank has entered partnership with private life insurance company such as Canara, HSBC, Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance?

a) Yes Bank

b) Bandhan Bank

c) HDFC Bank

d) Dhanlaxmi Bank

e) Lakshmi Vilas Bank

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Q.31) Which of the following entity has allowed to sell and market the New Pension Scheme (NPS) by Reserve Bank of India?

a) NBFC

b) Small Finance bank

c) Payment bank

d) NABARD

e) None of these

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Q.32) Which of the following day was declared as ‘Save Public sector bank’ day by United Forum of Bank Unions?

a) July 8th

b) July 11th

c) July 16th

d) July 19th

e) July 21st

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Q.33) According to the study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, India and four other countries such as China, Pakistan, Mexico and Iran account for the most cropland in the world irrigated by dirty wastewater. What is the position of India among 5 countries?

a) 1st

b) 2nd

c) 3rd

d) 4th

e) 5th

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Q.34) Who has been awarded the order of Australia for community work, the highest civilian award in Australia?

a) Purushottam Sawrikar

b) Guruswamy Jayraman

c) Makhan Singh Khangure

d) Vijay Kumar

e) None of these

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Q.35) Which of the following country has enacted new 2016 Anti-Hijacking Act by replacing a 1982-vintage law, recently?

a) India

b) USA

c) China

d) Malaysia

e) Qatar

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