Current Affairs Quiz: January 3, 2018

Current Affairs 3 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. Recently the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was passed in the Parliament with the approval of Rajya Sabha. This Bill seeks to amend
    A) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1972
    B) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1985
    C) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1978
    D) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1981
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Parliament has passed the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017 with the Rajya Sabha approving it. The Bill seeks to amend the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1981.
  2. In an effort to encourage more people towards cashless transaction, Indian Government has waived off any transaction charges for payments made by digital means up to Rs ______ with effect from January 1, 2018
    A) Rs 2,000
    B) Rs 2,500
    C) Rs 5,000
    D) Rs 3,000
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Customers will not have to pay any transaction charges for payments through debit card, BHIM app and other payment made for up to Rs 2,000 from January 1, 2018. The merchant discount rate (MDR) will be borne by the government for two years with effect from January 1, 2018 by reimbursing the same to banks.
  3. Which among the following states have been chosen as the Theme State for the 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela to be held in February 2018?
    A) Bihar
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Gujarat
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Haryana tourism department disclosed that Uttar Pradesh would be the theme state for the 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela, which would be organized at Surajkund, Faridabad from February 2 to 15. Apart from all other states, about 24 countries would also participate in it.
  4. The world’s largest refinery off the gas cracker (ROGC) complex has recently been commissioned by the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) in which state?
    A) Jamnagar, Gujarat
    B) Durgapur, West Bengal
    C) Jaipur, Rajasthan
    D) Gurugram, Haryana
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has successfully commissioned its refinery off-gas cracker (ROGC) complex of 1.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) capacity along with downstream plants and utilities in Jamnagar, Gujarat. The company said that it is the world’s first ROGC.
  5. Name the programme recently launched by the Jharkhand government to provide electricity to all the villages of the state
    A) Urja Sanchar Yojana
    B) Sanyukta Yojana
    C) Saubhagya Yojana
    D) Vidyut Shakti Yojana
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das launched “Saubhagya Yojana”, a programme that would provide electricity to all the 29,376 villages in the state.  This yojana, he said, would help achieve the central government’s target of providing 24×7 electricity.
  6. Who among the following has been ranked as India’s highest- ranked tennis player in the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings for men?
    A) Harmeet Desai
    B) Soumyajit Ghosh
    C) Sharath Kamal
    D) G Sathiyan
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    G Sathiyan has surpassed the legendary Sharath Kamal to become India’s highest- ranked player in the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings, which also have an unprecedented nine players in the top-100.
  7. The International Kite Festival, Uttarayan is celebrated in which state of India?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Gujarat
    C) Haryana
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Animal Husbandry department of Gujarat government, has banned all voluntary animal care and non-government organisations working under the ‘Karuna Abhiyan’ to operate in residential areas during the Uttarayan festival this year. The practice of using abrasive thread for kite flying during the festival poses a threat to the birds. This year, however, the government has restricted the activities of the organisations, citing the high bird flu incidence of January 2018.
  8. Name the web portal launched by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, for the benefit of women
    A) KAMINI
    B) MAHILA
    C) NARI
    D) VANITA
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi launched a web portal, NARI, which will provide information on all government schemes for women. Users can log on to www.nari.nic.in to access information on different programmes offered by various state governments as well as the Centre. The NARI portal carries details on 350 different schemes for women and will be updated from time to time.
  9. Name the bank which has partnered with the state government of Rajasthan to promote and nurture startups in the state
    A) HDFC bank
    B) Bank of Baroda
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) State Bank of India
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    HDFC Bank has announced a partnership with Rajasthan Government to promote and nurture startups in the state. Under this partnership, HDFC Bank will team up with the state government to provide end-to-end solutions like current accounts, credit cards and other solutions to startups under its SmartUp programme.
  10. The eminent Urdu poet, ________, well known to translate Bhagavad Gita from Hindi to Urdu passed away recently
    A) Rahat Indori
    B) Sabir Zafar
    C) Jazib Qureshi
    D) Anwar Jalalpuri
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Eminent Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri, also known for his translation of the Bhagavad Gita from Hindi to Urdu, has passed away.
  11. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017 is aimed to increase the authorised capital of NABARD from present Rs 5,000 crore to Rs ______ crore
    A) 15,000
    B) 25,000
    C) 30,000
    D) 10,000
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017  allows the central government to increase the authorised capital of the Bank from 5 thousand crore rupees to 30 thousand crore rupees

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the governor of Jharkhand?
    A) Draupadi Murmu
    B) Balram Das Tandon
    C) Satya Pal Malik
    D) Kalyan Singh
    View Answer
      Option A
    Extra Info:
    Chief Minister Raghubar Das
  2. HDFC bank is headquartered in _______
    A) Gurugram, Haryana
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    D) Panaji, Goa
    View Answer
      Option C
  3. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) was founded in which year?
    A) 16 August 1983
    B) 12 July 1982
    C) 9 August 1985
    D) 12 July 1987
    View Answer
      Option B
  4. The International Table Tennis Federation is located in _____
    A) Geneva, Switzerland
    B) The Hague, Netherlands
    C) Oslo, Norway
    D) Lausanne, Switzerland
    View Answer
      Option D

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