Current Affairs Quiz: May 11, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 11 May 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 11 May 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  10 May 2017. The Second Part contains Current Affairs Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 11 May 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 10 May 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of May 10, 2017

  1. Reserve Bank of India recently extended the last date for companies undertaking billing business under BBPS by seven month. What does S stands for in BBPS
    A) Settlement
    B) Special
    C) System
    D) Statistic
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : BBPS- Bharat Bill Payment System
  2. What is the new deadline set by Reserve bank of India for companies undertaking billing business under the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS)?
    A) 31 October 2017
    B) 1 April 2018
    C) 31 December 2017
    D) 1 January 2018
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Reserve Bank has extended the last date for companies undertaking billing business under the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) by seven months to December 31, 2017. The extension applies to those companies wanting to become an agent of an authorised Bharat Bill Payment Operating Unit (BBPOU) or also exit the business of bill payments.
  3. Central Government has directed NGOs to open their accounts in banks having core banking facilities. What does C stands for in CORE?
    A) Center
    B) Centralized
    C) Cash
    D) Companies
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : CORE- Centralized Online Real-Time Exchange
  4. To make the Supreme Court paperless, a new initiative for e-filing was launched recently named ICMIS. What does C stands for in ICMIS?
    A) Court
    B) Count
    C) Case
    D) Criteria
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Integrated Case Management Information System (ICMIS)
  5. Which of the following is the name of the strategy against Maoists as announced by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh?
    A) SANRAKSHAN
    B) SAMVAAD
    C) SURAKSHA
    D) SAMADHAN
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Presiding over a review meeting of the states affected by Left-Wing Extremism (LWE). Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced a new strategy against the Maoists—SAMADHAN. The Minister explained the acronym as S-smart leadership, A-aggressive strategy, M-motivation and training, A-actionable intelligence, D-dashboard-based KPIs (key performance indicators) and KRAs (key result areas), H-harnessing technology, A-action plan for each theatre and N-no access to financing.
  6. Which of the following technology is being acquired by Indian Railways to run trains without guards?
    A) EoFT
    B) FoET
    C) EoTT
    D) FoTT
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The End of Train Telemetry (EoTT) equipment is used to establish communication between the locomotive driver and the last wagon of the train to ensure that the train is running with all coaches/wagons as a complete unit.
  7. Indian Railways has decided to use The End of Train Telemetry (EoTT) equipment on how many trains in the initial phase?
    A) 500
    B) 100
    C) 1000
    D) 5000
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : 1000 trains with a cost of about Rs 100 crore
  8. As per a study by The Lancet, what is India’s rank in terms of total health spending among low-middle income group countries?
    A) 4th
    B) 5th
    C) 6th
    D) 7th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : India is on sixth along with Bangladesh. Top- Sudan
  9. Maitri research station is located in?
    A) Europe
    B) Oceania
    C) Africa
    D) Antarctica
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Antarctica
  10. Maitri research station is a permanent research station of which country?
    A) India
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Nepal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Maitri is India’s second permanent research station in Antarctica as part of the Indian Antarctic Programme.
  11. Maitri Research Station is India’s second permanent research station in Antarctica. Which of the following is the first?
    A) Bharati
    B) Dakshin Gangotri
    C) Concordia Station
    D) Davis Station
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : First – Dakshin Gangotri – 1983
    Second – Maitri Station- 1989
    Third- Bharati- 2012
    India has decided to replace the Maitri research station in Antarctica with a new one in the next three to four years.
  12. Who has been named as the new Defence Secretary and will take office from 24 May, 2017?
    A) G. Mohan Kumar
    B) Karan Sharma
    C) Sanjay Mitra
    D) Sunil Patil
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Road and Transport Secretary Sanjay Mitra has been named as next Defence Secretary. He will succeed G. Mohan Kumar whose tenure ends coming May 24.
  13. For the first time in history a sitting high court judge has been convicted for contempt of court. Name this judge.
    A) Justice C S Karnan
    B) Justice Arun Tandon
    C) Justice Tarun Agarwala
    D) Justice B M Thakur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The Supreme Court sentenced a high court judge to six months in prison on charges of contempt a first for a serving judicial officer in what has been an unprecedented face-off in the upper judiciary over alleged corruption.
  14. Who has won the Best Actress awards at New York Indian Film Festival?
    A) Anushka Sharma
    B) Fatima Sana Shaikh
    C) Konkona Sensharma
    D) Ileana D’Cruz
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Konkona Sensharma for her movie Lipstick Under My Burkha
  15. Konkona Sen Sharma won the best director award at New York Indian Film Festival for which movie?
    A) A Death in the Gunj
    B) Rough Book
    C) Phobia
    D) Island City
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Konkona Sensharma has been named the best director for her directorial debut ‘A Death in the Gunj’ and the best actress for ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ at 2017’s New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF).
  16. Name the two minesweepers of Indian Navy that have been decommissioned at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai?
    A) INS Nerpa and INS Karwa
    B) INS Nerpa and INS Kakinada
    C) INS Karwar and INS Kakinada
    D) INS Khukri and INS Kirpan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Two minesweepers of Indian Navy, INS Karwar and INS Kakinada, have been decommissioned at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.
  17. Which Indian Navy Ship went to the UK for naval exercises and to mark UK India Year of Culture 2017?
    A) INS Trikand
    B) INS Tarkash
    C) INS Talwar
    D) INS Trishul
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : INS Tarkash, a state-of-the art stealth ship, is in the UK for naval exercises and to mark UK India Year of Culture 2017. It was welcomed by Sachin Tendulkar in the UK.
  18. Who has been named as the Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association?
    A) N’Golo Kante
    B) Eden Hazard
    C) Dele Alli
    D) Ben Foster
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : N’Golo Kante has been voted Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association.
    N’Golo Kanté is a French professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for English club Chelsea and the France national team.
  19. Which company has topped the $800 billion mark in market capitalization?
    A) Google
    B) Microsoft
    C) Apple
    D) Facebook
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Apple became the first US company to top the $800 billion mark in market capitalisation, slightly more than two years after it crossed the $700 billion threshold.
  20. Who is the president of South Korea?
    A) Hwang Kyo-ahn
    B) Park Geun-hye
    C) Moon Jae-in
    D) Lee Myung-bak
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Former human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in has been swore as new President of South Korea.
  21. When is the World Migratory Bird Day observed?
    A) May 8
    B) May 9
    C) May 10
    D) May 11
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : May 10; Theme 2017: “Their Future is Our Future – A Healthy Planet for Migratory Birds and People”

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (11 May 2017) – The Indian Express

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ICMIS for the digitalization of _______ .
    A) Public Sector banks
    B) Supreme Court
    C) Highway Authority
    D) Schools
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Integrated Case Management Information System(ICMIS) of the Supreme Court.
  2. India has decided to replace which of the following research station in Antarctica?
    A) Dakshin Gangotri
    B) Maitri Station
    C) Bharati Station
    D) Davis Station
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Maitri Station

 

 

 

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