Current Affairs Quiz: September 26, 2017

Current Affairs 26 September 2017 Quiz

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  1. The government has launched which of the following Scheme to supply electricity to poor households?
    A) Sahaj
    B) Urja
    C) Saubhagya
    D) Spoorthi
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana or ‘Saubhagya’, to supply electricity to poor households. The scheme will cover all rural families after electrification of all villages by December end, this year. The government said that states will be required to complete the household electrification by March 31, 2019. The total outlay for the Saubhagya scheme will be Rs 16,320 crore. The rural household outlay is estimated to be Rs 14025cr, with Rs 2295cr being for urban households.
  2. Who among the following has been appointed as the Economic Advisory Council head?
    A) V. K. Saraswat
    B) Ramesh Chand
    C) Bibek Debroy
    D) Rajnath Singh
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
    Amidst growing apprehensions over the slowdown in the Indian economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the formation of a five-member panel of economists headed by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy to advise him.
  3. India, US and Afghanistan will hold a joint trade and investment show at which of the following places?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    For the first time, India, US and Afghanistan will hold a joint trade and investment show in Delhi, as New Delhi steps up to its role of being a bigger development partner to Afghanistan.
  4. According to the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2017, which of the following country has topped the Survey list?
    A) USA
    B) UK
    C) Germany
    D) China
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
    According to the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2017, India is third in the world in the number of nuclear reactors being installed, at 6, while China is leading at 20.
  5. Railway line connecting India-Nepal is expected to become functional from which of the following year?
    A) 2018
    B) 2019
    C) 2020
    D)2021
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
    After remaining non-functional for the last three years the Janakpur-Jayanagar Railway line connecting Nepal and India is expected to become functional by 2018.
  6. Which of the following airport has become first airport to have wheel-chair lifts in India?
    A) Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
    B) GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd
    C) Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport
    D) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) has launched a wheelchair lift or verti-lift for the benefit of people who had trouble before, while travelling through the airlines.
  7. Which of the following is a new interceptor boat built by Bharati Defence and infrastructure limited was launched at Mangalore?
    A) V-403
    B) V-406
    C) V-408
    D) V-409
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
  8. The 7th ASEM (Asia–Europe Meeting) Economic Ministers’ Meeting was held in which of the following city?
    A) Seoul
    B) Dubai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Beijing
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
    The 7th ASEM (Asia–Europe Meeting) Economic Ministers’ Meeting was held in Seoul, South Korea. Theme for this year’s meeting was ‘Innovative Partnership for Inclusive Prosperity’. Commerce Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu represented India.
  9.  World’s smallest squirrel is discovered in which of the following country?
    A) S Korea
    B) India
    C) Indonesia
    D) China
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
    Indonesian scientists have found the world’s smallest squirrel in the country’s Borneo rain forest. The Bormean pigmy squirrel or exilisciurus exilis was found in Meratus mountain of South Kalimantan province.
  10. Which of the following bank has introduced AI-based chat assistant called SIA?
    A) Punjab National Bank
    B) State Bank of India
    C) AXIS Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    The State Bank of India (SBI) announced SBI Intelligent Assistant (SIA) — a chat assistant aimed to address customer enquiries like a “bank representative” does. Developed by Payjo, an artificial intelligence (AI) banking platform, “SIA” is equipped to handle nearly 10,000 enquiries per second or 864 million in a day — which is nearly 25 per cent of the queries processed by Google each day.
  11. Which of the following Bank has sold 1% stake in SIDBI in a bid to mobilise funds by exiting non-core business?
    A) Dena Bank
    B) IDBI Bank
    C) Bank of India
    D) Oriental Bank of Commerce
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    State-owned IDBI Bank has sold 1% stake in Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi) for an undisclosed amount in a bid to mobilise funds by exiting non-core business. Without disclosing the name of the buyer, the bank said, the sale took place on September 22.
  12. Who of the following is the head of RBC committee which ?
    A) Dilip C Chakraborty
    B) Vikrant C Chakraborty
    C) Apoorva C Chakraborty
    D) Vishal C Chakraborty
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
    Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has formed a ten-member steering committee to help implement by March 2021 the new risk-based capital (RBC) regime that will also enhance protection to policyholders.
  13. Which of the following country is going to fund ____ billion soft loan for mass rapid transit systems for Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) mega-project?
    A) China, $4.5
    B) Japan, $4.7
    C) China, $4.7
    D) Japan, $4.5
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
    So far, the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) mega-project was being developed only with the Indian government’s financial assistance. Now a $4.5 billion soft loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency will be used to boost $100 bn Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor project.
  14. Which of the following Indian industry has been ranked as the world’s third-biggest energy company?
    A) Oil and Natural Gas Corp
    B) Reliance Industries Ltd
    C) Hindustan Petroleum Corp.
    D) Bharat Petroleum
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    Reliance Industries Ltd has jumped five places to rank as the world’s third-biggest energy company behind Russian gas firm Gazrpom and German utility E.ON, according to Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings.
  15. Who of the following has won Laver Cup 2017 men’s double match?
    A) Bob Hewitt and  Raúl Ramírez
    B) Ernest Lewis and Teddy Williams
    C) Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
    D) Julien Benneteau and Édouard Roger-Vasselin
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
    Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played as doubles partners for the first time on the second day of the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague. They beat Americans Sam Querrey and Jack Sock to win Laver Cup 2017 in men’s doubles. Also, Roger Federer, ranked No. 2 in the world, defeated Australia’s Nick Kyrgios to win men’s singles in Laver Cup 2017.
  16. Bajrang belongs to which of the following sports?
    A) Wrestling
    B) Squash
    C) Tennis
    D) Badminton
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian wrestler Bajrang defeated Daichi Takatani of Japan in the men’s freestyle 65kg final to win the gold in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games at Ashgabat in Turkmenistan.
  17. Which of the following cricket team has topped the list of both Tests and ODIs as of September 26, 2017?
    A) Australia
    B) India
    C) Englland
    D) West Indies
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    India beat Australia by 5 wickets in the third ODI played between the two sides at Indore. The victory helped them to pip South Africa to claim the no. 1 spot in the ICC ODI rankings.
  18. Who among the following has become the second woman in Mizoram to be inducted in the state’s council of ministers?
    A) Padmavati Chawngthu
    B) Lilawati Chawngthu
    C) Lalawmpuii Chawngthu
    D) Virudhi Chawngthu
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
    Lalawmpuii Chawngthu has become the second woman in Mizoram to be inducted in the state’s council of ministers after a gap of 30 years. Lalhlimpui Hmar was the first woman Minister of State in Mizoram in 1987.
  19. Who of the following has been sworn in as Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) of India ?
    A) Karan Kundra
    B) Bibek Debroi
    C) Rajiv Mehrishi
    D) Rajeev Shukla
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi has been sworned in as the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India on 25th September.
  20. Who of the following has become the brand ambassador for Srinagar Municipal Corporation?
    A) Bilal Dar
    B) Badal Dar
    C) Balraj Dar
    D) Bilaj Dar
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
    Bilal Dar, a young boy from Srinagar has become the brand ambassador for Srinagar Municipal Corporation. Dar has been contributing to the ‘Swachhta Abhiyan’ since the age of 12. He found a mention in the PM’s recent Mann Ki Baat on 24th September 2017.
  21. Who of the following has won Germany election consecutively for the  4th time?
    A) Martin Schulz
    B) Angela Merkel
    C) Alice Weidel
    D) Alexander Gauland
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a fourth term in office by winning Germany elections that lifted the far-right party Alternative for Germany into parliament for the first time since the immediate aftermath World War II.
  22. Renowned Marathi writer, journalist___ passed away
    A) Karan Sadhu
    B) Ravi Sadhu
    C) Divakar Sadhu
    D) Arun Sadhu
    View Answer
       Option D
    Explanation:
    Well-known journalist and Renowned Marathi writer Arun Sadhu has passed away at the age of 76.
  23. __was an American funk, soul and R&B singer, who has passed away.
    A) Grant Hart
    B)  Charles bradley
    C) Jessi Sau
    D) Troy Gentry
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    Charles Bradley, the legendary soul singer has passed away. Charles Edward Bradley was an American funk, soul and R&B singer.

Static GK related to Today’s Current Affairs

  1. Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park is situated at which of the following places?
    A) Bhubaneswar
    B) Bhopal
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
       Option C
  2. Which of the following is the currency of South Korea?
    A) Won
    B) Dhiram
    C) Riyal
    D) Rupiah
    View Answer
       Option A 
  3. Who of the following is the MD & CEO of IDBI?
    A) Mehershi Kumar Jain
    B) Mahesh Kumar Jain
    C) Nagesh Kumar Jain
    D) Viresh Kumar Jain
    View Answer
       Option B 
  4.  Who of the following is the Chairman of Relaince Industries Ltd.?
    A) Nita Ambani
    B) Mukesh Ambani
    C) Isha Ambani
    D) Akash ambani
    View Answer
       Option B 

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