Current Affairs Quiz: April 16, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 16 April 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  15 April 2017. The Second Part contains Current Affairs Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 16 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 15 April 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of April 15, 2017

  1. The Revised Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework for banks released by RBI is effective from which date?
    A) March 31, 2017
    B) April 1, 2017
    C) July 1, 2017
    D) October 1, 2017
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The provisions of the revised PCA framework will be effective from April 1, 2017 based on the financials of the banks for the year ended March 31, 2017. The framework would be reviewed after three years.
  2. N Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation-stone for the _____ Dr B R Ambedkar Smriti Vanam (memorial park) at Inavolu village, Amravati.
    A) Rs 50 crore
    B) Rs 75 crore
    C) Rs 100 crore
    D) Rs 125 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Rs 100 crore
  3. CM Connect app launched by N. Chandrababu Naidu is based on which of the following chat platform?
    A) Hangout
    B) Whatsapp
    C) Telegram
    D) Kaizala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu launched a new mobile app CM Connect, which runs on Microsoft’s Kaizala platform The app will be useful in receiving feedback from the public directly on any given issue.
  4. Which state has launched web application DARPAN to check corruption and keep track of government activities?
    A) Punjab
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Mizoram
    D) Manipur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh has launched two web applications to check corruption and keep track of government activities. The two web applications are Anti-Corruption Cell and Digital Application for Review by Public And Nation (DARPAN)
  5. Recently on April 15, 2017 Himachal Pradesh celebrate its _______ Himachal Day
    A) 70th
    B) 71st
    C) 72nd
    D) 73rd
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Himachal Pradesh, the northern Indian state in the Himalayas and also one of the most beautiful states in India celebrated its 70th “Himachal Day” function on April 15, 2017. Himachal Pradesh, the hill state and one of the most beautiful states was formed in 1948 after the 30 odd princely states got merged.
  6. Poila Baisakh is celebrated as the New Year in which state?
    A) Manipur
    B) Meghalaya
    C) West Bengal
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : West Bengal on 15th March celebrated “Poila Baisakh” or the Bengali New Year with traditional fervour.
  7. Who has won the sixth M.S. Swaminathan Award?
    A) R.R. Hanchinal
    B) M. Prabhakar Rao
    C) M.S Swaminathan
    D) M.V. Kaul
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : R.R. Hanchinal 
  8. Which Indian actor was honoured at the 60th San Francisco Film Festival
    A) Salman Khan
    B) Aamir Khan
    C) Shah Rukh Khan
    D) Akshay Kumar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Actor Shah Rukh Khan was honoured with a tribute at the ongoing 60th San Francisco Film Festival today. He engaged in a conversation with American filmmaker Brett Ratner, which was live-streamed on Twitter. Shah Rukh’s 2010 film ‘My Name Is Khan’ was also screened at the festival.
  9. Politician Girish Chandra Saxena popularly known as Gary who recently passed away was the former Governor of which state?
    A) Bihar
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Jammu & Kashmir
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : He held the office of the Governor J&K from 26 May 1990 to 13 March 1993.
  10. Which country dropped GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb on ISIS positions in Afghanistan?
    A) Russia
    B) France
    C) US
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : US

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (16 April 2017) – The Hindu

  1. Which organization has released the Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) 2017?
    A) World Bank
    B) IMF
    C) WHO
    D) Global Health Council
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The reort by WHO states that nearly two billion people currently use contaminated water.
  2. Koradi Thermal Power Station is located in which state?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Nagpur, Maharashtra
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated various units of thermal power plants at Koradi
  3. ‘Sagarmatha Friendship-2017’ is a joint military exercise between which two country?
    A) India and Nepal
    B) China and Bhutan
    C) China and Nepal
    D) Bhutan and Nepal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Nepal and China will hold the first-ever joint military exercise named ‘Sagarmatha Friendship-2017’ from 17 April 2017

Correction: Current Affairs Quiz Dated: 15 April, 2017 (The answer given for Question 2 was wrong and now has been edited. Link to the Quiz)

  1. Who will be the head of the Inter-Disciplinary Committee set up by the government to examine the existing framework regarding virtual currencies?
    A) Jayshree Vyas
    B) Shri Bimal Jalan
    C) Shri Dinesh Sharma
    D) Shyamala Gopinath
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Government has set up an Inter-Disciplinary Committee to examine the existing framework with regard to Virtual Currencies like Bitcoins. The Committee will be chaired by Special Secretary of Economic Affairs, Shri Dinesh Sharma.

 

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