Current Affairs Quiz: April 15, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 15 April 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  14 April 2017. The Second Part contains Current Affairs Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 15 April 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exam. GK questions on Current Affairs.

Quiz from Current Affairs 14 April 2017 of A2Z Click Here to Read Current Affairs of April 14, 2017

  1. The New Development Bank (NDB) will issue bonds this year in Indian rupee and Chinese yuan. Who is the president of NDB?
    A) Dinesh Sharma
    B) Tito Mboweni
    C) Andrey Bokarev
    D) KV Kamath
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : KV Kamath 
  2. The Bank Boards Bureau (BBB) has developed a GRAF for improvement of Public Sector Banks. What does GRAF stands for?
    A) Growth, Revenue and Accurate Focus
    B) Generate, Revenue and Adaptable Flexibility
    C) Governance, Revenue and Accessible Financing
    D) Governance, Reward and Accountability Framework
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The Bank Boards Bureau (BBB) has evolved a Governance, Reward and Accountability Framework (GRAF) for public sector banks to ensure that they have the ability to compete successfully with private sector banks, small finance and payments banks, foreign banks and non-banking finance companies.
  3. IRDAI has launched an ISNP portal for insurers that will allow them to register and sell policies online. What does N stands for in ISNP stands for?
    A) Networking
    B) National
    C) Nifty
    D) New
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Insurance Self Networking Platform (ISNP)
  4. What is the outlay of BHIM – Cash back and Referral bonus schemes?
    A) Rs 350 crore
    B) Rs 455 crore
    C) Rs 495 crore
    D) Rs 500 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Rs. 495 crore for a period of six months.
  5. BHIM – Cash back and Referral bonus schemes will be administered by _______ and implemented by _________.
    A) RBI, NPCI
    B) MEITY, NPCI
    C) NPCI, RBI
    D) NPCI, MEITY
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The Prime Minister also launched two new incentive schemes for the BHIM – Cash back and Referral bonus – with an outlay of Rs. 495 crore for a period of six months. Both schemes are to be administered by MEITY and implemented by NPCI.
  6. Name the website launched by Congress dedicated to Dr B.R. Ambedkar on his 126th Birth Anniversary.
    A) Quest for Equity
    B) Pillars of Equality
    C) Constitution Man
    D) Equality for all.
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The Congress has launched “Quest for Equity” website on the occasion of Dr B.R. Ambedkar on his 126th birth anniversary. The website contains pictures of his achievements and a copy of the original Constitution of India.
  7. Name the first Railway station in India to be fully managed by Private Company.
    A) Balaghat station
    B) Habibganj station
    C) Baralai station
    D) Betul station
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : M/s. Bansal Pathways Ltd – an SPV of Bansal Construction Works and Prakash Asphalting and Toll Highways (India) has taken over the management of the Habibganj station (in Bhopal) – thus making Habibganj emerging as the first Railway station on Indian Railways to be managed by a private party, and marking it as the historic day for station redevelopment programme of Indian Railways.
  8. Which state has launched ‘Operation Durga’ to ensure women safety in the state?
    A) Punjab
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Haryana launched ‘Operation Durga’ to ensure women safety in the state, under which the police caught at least 72 eve-teasers on its first day.
  9. Which state police department has launched Tare Zameen Par program for underprivileged kids?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Punjab
    C) Gujarat
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : With a motive to enlighten children in naxal-affected areas of Jharkhand’s Palamau district, Jharkhand Police has initiated Tare Zameen Par program to encourage children to lead happy lives.
  10. As per a MoU signed between Central Government and Government of Uttar Pradesh, the state aims to provide 24-hour quality electric power supply in the state by _________
    A) October 2017
    B) April 2018
    C) October 2018
    D) April 2019
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The aim of this scheme is to provide 24-hour quality electric power supply in the state by October 2018 and electric connection to every house and agriculture field by 2019.
  11. Sangken festival is celebrated in which state?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Manipur
    C) Meghalaya
    D) Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The Theravada Buddhist community in Arunachal Pradesh is celebrating the 3 day Sangken festival starting from March 14. This marks the start of Theravada Buddhist New Year.
  12. Name the food delivery and home services app launched by Google in India?
    A) Aero
    B) Areo
    C) DHSI
    D) DGo
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Google launches Areo, a food delivery & home services app for India
  13. IIT Kharagpur is working with which technology giant to develop a Bengali treebank to help understand grammatical structure of Bengali texts
    A) Microsoft
    B) TCS
    C) HCL
    D) Google
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur is working with Google to develop a Bengali treebank to help understand grammatical structure of Bengali texts as well as their meaning, to enhance the online experience of a Bengali language user.
  14. Name the sole Bollywood actress named in the THE 30 UNDER 30 ASIA: CELEBRITIES list of FORBES.
    A) Shraddha Kapoor
    B) Alia Bhatt
    C) Kriti Sanon
    D) Parineeti Chopra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Actress Alia Bhatt has featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. She is the only Bollywood actress who has made it to this year’s list.
  15. Who has won the Asian Billiards Championship?
    A) Sourav Kothari
    B) Anuja Thakur
    C) Pankaj Advani
    D) Harsh Agarwal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Pankaj Advani, 16-time world champion, won his seventh Asian title by defeating Sourav Kothari 6-3 in an entertaining final of the Asian Billiards Championship

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (15 April 2017) – The Hindu

  1. CM Connect app has been launched by Chief Minister of which state?
    A) Odisha
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Gujarat
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu launched a new mobile app CM Connect, which runs on Microsoft’s Kaizala platform
  2. Under GST, E-waybill would be must for goods worth over ___________ .
    A) Rs 25,000
    B) Rs 50,000
    C) Rs 75,000
    D) Rs 1,00,000
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Moving goods worth more than ₹50,000 under GST will require prior online registration of the consignment and securing an ‘ewaybill’ that tax officials can inspect any time during transit to check tax evasion.
  3. The Reserve Bank has allowed Aditya Birla Group firm Grasim Industries to raise the foreign shareholding from 30% to ___
    A) 49%
    B) 51%
    C) 74%
    D) 100%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : 49%

 

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