Current Affairs Quiz : September 2, 2017

Q.1)  Which of the following Airways launched Hyderabad-Mysore flight under the regional connectivity scheme?

a) Indian Airways

b) Trujet Airways

c) SpiceJet Airways

d) Indigo Airways

e) Qatar Airways

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Q.2) Nitin Gadkari has finally given green signal for the construction of 13 new Railway Over Bridges (ROB) in which district?

a) Varanasi

b) Pune

c) Vadodara

d) Thane

e) Nagpur

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Q.3) In which of the following state, Thaawar chand Gehlot has launched a scheme that provides for physical aids and assisted-living devices for senior citizens belonging to the BPL category?

a) Maharashtra

b) Gujarat

c) Rajasthan

d) Punjab

e) Haryana

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Q.4) Which of the following scheme is associated with physical aids and assisted-living devices for senior citizens belonging to the BPL category that is already launched in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra?

a) Rashtriya Vasundhare Yojana

b) Rashtriya Vasthushri Yojana

c) Rashtriya Vamana Yojana

d) Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

e) Rashtriya Vayodika Yojana

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Q.5) Which of the following state government has directed the authorities to get all the placement agencies registered in order to prevent fraud?

a) Assam

b) Arunachal Pradesh

c) Bihar

d) Manipur

e) West Bengal

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Q.6) In which of the following state government coast guard has launched an aviation infrastructure including a Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft hanger (MMMA)?

a) Andhra Pradesh

b) Gujarat

c) Goa

d) Odisha

e) Kerala

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Q.7) Which of the following country announced the opening of the country’s first test-flight base for civilian drones it will provide service to thousands of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in a country?

a) Germany

b) China

c) Japan

d) USA

e) UK

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Q.8) Which country based defence giant Saab and Indian conglomerate Adani group have announced collaboration in defence manufacturing entailing billions of dollars of investment, mainly eyeing a contract for single-engine fighter jets for the Indian Air Force?

a) Sweden

b) France

c) Italy

d) Canada

e) China

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Q.9) The world’s highest sandcastle is now standing 16.68 meters (54.72 feet) tall in the Duisburg city of which country?

a) Germany

b) China

c) Japan

d) Thailand

e) Canada

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Q.10) NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the record for maximum time spent in space by any US astronaut, is set to return to Earth, completing a _____ day mission at the International Space Station.

a) 255

b) 265

c) 277

d) 288

e) 299

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Q.11) India will collaborate with which country for developing trains which will tilt on approaching a bend, just like a motorbike on a winding road?

a) Switzerland

b) Germany

c) Italy

d) Portugal

e) Japan

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Q.12) Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company (CHOICE) has come up with a ‘Point-of-Sale’ product targeted at the mass-market segment. The affordable premiums start from Rs _____ annually and there is inbuilt double life cover in case of accidental death.

a) 1000

b) 2000

c) 3000

d) 4000

e) 5000

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Q.13) The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), an arm of the Reserve Bank of India, is developing a model platform for blockchain technology. Who is the director of IDRBT?

a) A K Balasubramanian

b) A S Ramasastri

c) Sudarshan Sen

d) A K Ramasamy

e) M S Rajaraman

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Q.14) Which of the following Public Sector Bank has reduced interest rate on savings bank accounts by 50 basis points to 3.5 per cent on deposits of up to Rs 50 lakh after SBI, Bank of Baroda and Bank of India?

a) Oriental Bank of Commerce

b) Allahabad Bank

c) Canara Bank

d) Bank of Maharashtra

e) Andhra Bank

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Q.15) India’s largest autonomous public research and development organisation Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been ranked _____ amongst a total of 1,207 government institutions, according to the Scimago Institutions ranking World Report 2017.

a) Fifth

b) Sixth

c) Seventh

d) Eighth

e) Ninth

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Q.16) Which day has been declared World Coconut Day by the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) headquartered at Jakarta, Indonesia?

a) September 2nd

b) August 3rd

c) September 4th

d) August 5th

e) September 6th

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Q.17) The National Nutrition Week will be observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September. The theme of the National Nutrition Week for 2017 is _____.

a) Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Good Child Health

b) Maximal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health

c) Minimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health

d) Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health

e) Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Best Child Health

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Q.18) Wildcard entrant Indian Boxer Gaurav Bidhuri’s remarkable run at the World Boxing Championships ended with a bronze medal held in _____.

a) San Francisco

b) Berlin

c) Munich

d) Frankfurt

e) Hamburg

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Q.19) Who has won the prestigious Saraswati Samman literary award for 2016?

a) Kiran Desai

b) Mahabaleshwar Sail

c) Arundhati Roy

d) Vikram Seth

e) Salman Rushdie

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