Current Affairs Quiz: April 1, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 1 April 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  31 March 2017. The Second Part contains Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 1 April 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exam.

Quiz from Current Affairs 31 March 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of March 31, 2017

  1. RBI will set up which of the following department separately to effectively monitor banks in case they violate regulations?
    A) Regulation Department
    B) Supervision Department
    C) Enforcement Department
    D) None of these
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Reserve Bank of India will set up enforcement department to effectively monitor banks in case they violate regulations. The RBI said that it has decided to establish a separate Enforcement Department which will start operations from April 1, 2017.
  2. What amount has European Investment Bank (EIB) sanctioned to State Bank of India for Solar Projects?
    A) Rs 500 crore
    B) Rs 1,000 crore
    C) Rs 1,400 crore
    D) Rs 2,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The European Investment Bank (EIB) has okayed Rs 1,400 crore (EUR 200 million) loan to State Bank of India to fund solar power projects.
  3. Which of the following bank aims to increase its customer base through ‘811’ digital banking initiative?
    A) ICICI bank
    B) YES Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Kotak Mahindra Bank (Kotak) announced the launch of ‘811’, India’s unique full-service digital banking ecosystem on mobile that will drive the bank’s organic growth agenda. It has been designed around the idea of simplicity and ease of use. 811 offers a zero balance savings account with zero charges for all digital transactions, where customers can earn up to 6% p.a. on their savings account balances.
  4. Karnataka Bank has signed agreement with which of the following bank for co-branded credit cards?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) State Bank of India
    C) Union Bank of India
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Karnataka Bank and SBI Card have launched co-branded credit cards for the customers of Karnataka Bank. Through this alliance Karnataka Bank and SBI Card will launch two variants of the co-branded credit card – ‘Karnataka Bank Platinum SBI Card’ and ‘Karnataka Bank SimplySAVE SBI Card’.
  5. Government has decreased the interest rates on various small saving schemes to be applicable from 1 April 2017 by _____ %.
    A) 0.1 %
    B) 0.2 %
    C) 0.3 %
    D) 0.4 %
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : 0.1% decrease.
  6. Canada-India Healthcare Summit was held in which city?
    A) Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Bangalore
    D) Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The possibilities of collaboration between India and Canada in making quality medical care available in a cost-effective manner will be explored in the two-day Canada-India Healthcare Summit in New Delhi.
  7. What amount has the Government approved for Project Saksham to bolster the information technology network for the new GST regime?
    A) Rs 2,066 crore
    B) Rs 2,316 crore
    C) Rs 2,256 crore
    D) Rs 2,176 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The government has approved Rs 2,256 crore outlay for Project Saksham to bolster the information technology network for the new GST regime.
  8. Five-day Namami Brahmaputra river festival was inaugurated in which city?
    A) Dispur
    B) Hawai
    C) Guwahati
    D) Imphal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a five-day Namami Brahmaputra river festival in Guwahati, Assam and suggested that the state government make it a regular event.
  9. Oil major Royal Dutch Shell has opened its new technology hub at _____.
    A) Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Shell’s new technology hub has been opened in Bengaluru by Petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan who said that its piloting work on IH2 waste-to-fuel technology would be a game changer both for the global economy as well as for India.
  10. India’s first biogas Bus, sourced from cow dung, has been launched in which city?
    A) Delhi
    B) Kolkata
    C) Mumbai
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : A 55-seat bus powered by biogas, sourced from cow dung, was launched in Kolkata.
  11. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC)?
    A) Najib Shah
    B) Sushil Chandra
    C) Rani Singh Nair
    D) Vanaja N. Sarna
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Vanaja N. Sarna was appointed as the new chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), following retirement from service of incumbent Najib Shah
  12. What is the title of the book release by Indian Army based on the history of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR)?
    A) Rashtriya Surakshak
    B) Rashtriya Rifles the brave of India
    C) Home of the Brave
    D) The brave soldiers
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), on 27 March 2017 at South Block, New Delhi, released the book ‘Home of the Brave’ on the history of Indian Army’s Counter Insurgency Force, the Rashtriya Rifles (RR). The book is authored by Mr Nitin A Gokhale, Defence & Security Analyst and Brig S K Chatterji (Retired).
  13. Which of the following team has become the first state to win all BCCI senior trophies?
    A) Bengal
    B) Goa
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Tamil Nadu have become the first state to win all BCCI senior trophies after winning the Deodhar Trophy. The state, which won the Ranji Trophy in 1987-88, also won the Vijay Hazare Trophy this year, making them five-time winners in the tournament. Tamil Nadu won the Irani Cup in 1988-89 and the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2007-08.

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (1 April 2017) – The Hindu

  1. Supreme court has remove the age limit of ___ years for NEET 2017 (MBBS/BDS course).
    A) 24 years
    B) 25 years
    C) 26 years
    D) 27 years
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The upper age limit of 25 years has been removed for NEET 2017.
  2. The e-visa facility that will be implemented from April 1, 2017 is available for how many country?
    A) 150
    B) 151
    C) 160
    D) 161
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : E-visa facility has been extended to the nationals of 161 countries for entry through 24 airports
  3. Which of the following is not a sub-category of e-visa facility in India?
    A) e-tourist visa
    B) e-business visa
    C) e-government visa
    D) e-medical visa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : There will be three new sub-categories for grant of e-visa, i.e. e-tourist visa, e-business visa and e-medical visa, from April 1. In addition, two more new categories – Intern or (I) visa and Film or (F) visa – will be granted for foreigner seeking internship in non-government organisations, and those seeking to shoot movies in India, respectively.
  4. The Supreme Court of India has ordered states to declare children living with/affected by HIV as a __________ deserving additional rights to help them gain free and compulsory education,
    A) disabled group
    B) specially abled group
    C) disadvantaged group
    D) None of these
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Supreme Court ordered State governments to consider issuing a notification under the Right to Education law, declaring children living with/affected by HIV as a ‘disadvantaged group’ deserving additional rights to help them gain free and compulsory education

 

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