Current Affairs Quiz: April 2, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 2 April 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  1 April 2017. The Second Part contains Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 2 April 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exam.

Quiz from Current Affairs 1 April 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of April 1, 2017

  1. The deadline for Non Resident Indians (NRIs) to deposit demonetized currency notes is ______
    A) April 30, 2017
    B) May 1, 2017
    C) June 30, 2017
    D) July 1, 2017
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The deadline to deposit and exchange demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes at RBI for Indian citizens who were abroad during the demonetisation period, ended on March 31, 3017. Notably, NRIs are allowed to deposit such notes till June 30.
  2. Japan is set to provide Rs______ as official development assistance (ODA) to India for various infrastructure projects during 2017-18
    A) Rs 22,850 crores
    B) Rs 20,400 crores
    C) Rs 25,310 crores
    D) Rs 21,590 crores
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Japan will provide 371 billion Yen or Rs 21,590 crores as official development assistance (ODA) to India for various infrastructure projects, including the dedicated freight corridor.
  3. Name the two apps launched by the government of India to manage and report traffic violations.
    A) echallan and mParivahan
    B) eticket and mSafar
    C) echallan and mYatra
    D) etoken and mParivahan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government has launched two mobile apps, echallan and mParivahan, that provide access to various services and information, and enable citizens to report any traffic violation or road accident.
  4. The International Centre for Foot and Mouth Disease (ICFMD) has been inaugurated in which state on April 1, 2017?
    A) Kerala
    B) Odisha
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Agriculture minister Radhamohan Singh inaugurated the International Centre for Foot and Mouth Disease (ICFMD) at Argul in Khurda district near the capital city on the occasion of Odisha’s foundation day on April 1.
  5. Government aims to introduce Bharat Stage-VI compliant fuel in India by _______
    A) 2019
    B) 2022
    C) 2020
    D) 2021
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan confirmed that his Ministry aimed to implement introduction of Bharat Stage-VI compliant fuel in the country by 2020.
  6. Which state government has amended law to bring life imprisonment for cow slaughter?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Chhattisgarh
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Gujarat Assembly amended the cow protection law, making it stricter by providing life sentence to those found guilty of slaughter of cows.
  7. Name the high court that has given living entity status to glaciers and forests.
    A) Kolkata High Court
    B) Shimla High Court
    C) Uttarakhand High Court
    D) Gujarat High Court
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    A division bench of Justices Rajiv Sharma and Alok Singh of the Uttarakhand High Court declared all the glaciers, including Gangotri and Yamunotri, rivers, streams, rivulets, lakes, air, meadows, dales, jungles, forests wetlands, grasslands, springs and waterfalls as living entities (juristic (non-living) person).
  8. The Government of India has extended an amount of Rs __________ to Tamil Nadu in wake of drought and cyclonic storm.
    A) Rs 1,999.50 crore
    B) Rs 2,510.25 crore
    C) Rs 1,755.71 crore
    D) Rs 2,014.45 crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The central government has released an amount of Rs 2,014.45 crore as financial assistance to Tamil Nadu affected by drought and cyclonic storm.
  9. The mascot of the Kanha Tiger Reserve is _______
    A) Spinni the Giant Squirrel
    B) Bhoorsingh the Barasingha 
    C) Supreme Bhola the Elephant
    D) Sherkhan the Tiger
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Kanha has become the first tiger reserve in India to officially introduce a mascot — Bhoorsingh the Barasingha — to present the hard ground swamp deer as the spirit of the reserve and spread awareness to save it from possible extinction. Barasingha, or swamp deer, is the state animal of Madhya Pradesh.
  10. Who has been appointed as India’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations Offices in Geneva
    A) Rajiv Kumar Chander
    B) Suresh Kapoor
    C) Praveen Kumar Sinha
    D) Ashutosh Agnitohri
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Rajiv Kumar Chander was appointed India’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations Offices in Geneva.
  11. Sachin Tendulkar has launched his own social media app named ________
    A) 200MB
    B) 500MB
    C) 100MB
    D) 150MB
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar launched his Android and iOS app called 100MB. The app has been developed by Pune-based technology firm JetSynthesys. 
  12. Grant Elliott who recently announced his retirement from international cricket, played for which country?
    A) Australia
    B) South Africa
    C) West Indies
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliott has confirmed his retirement from international cricket after signing a deal to play in England’s T20 competition.
  13. Name the book launched by Railway Minster Suresh Prabhu on the historical development of Indian Railways?
    A) Indian Railway- The Beginning of New Era
    B) Indian Railway- The weaving of a National Tapestry
    C) Indian Railway- The Historical Development of Railway System
    D) Indian Railway- The Story Behind the Development
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu released the book titled “Indian Railway- The weaving of a National Tapestry” jointly authored by Shri Bibek Debroy (Member, NITI Aayog) Shri Sanjay Chadha (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce) & Ms. Vidya Krishnamurthi.
  14. Which country has become the first in the world to ban metals mining  nationwide?
    A) Rwanda
    B) Honduras
    C) Nicaragua
    D) El Salvador
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    El Salvador, Central America’s smallest nation, has become the first country in the world to ban metals mining nationwide following a long-running dispute with a Canadian-Australian company over an environmentally questioned gold project.
  15. A high speed Wi-Fi service has been launched by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu at which of the given places on March 30, 2017?
    A) Red Fort
    B) Sikandar Lodi’s Tomb
    C) National Rail Museum
    D) National Zoological Park
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launched Hi-speed free Wi-Fi services for the visitors at National Rail Museum.
  16. Kanha Tiger Reserve is located at _____
    A) Bihar
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Kanha National Park, also known as Kanha Tiger Reserve, is a vast expanse of grassland and forest in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
  17. The second annual meeting of the New Development Bank was held in_______
    A) New Delhi, India
    B) Shanghai, China
    C) Cape Town, South Africa
    D) Brasilia, Brazil
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:The second Annual Meeting of the NDB was held in New Delhi, India and a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the presidents of NDB, K.V Kamath and Suma Chakrabarti, President of the EBRD to collaborate and exchange information in recognition of their mutual goal to foster sustainable development and infrastructure in the emerging markets of their respective regions of operations.

 

  1. The State Bank of India (SBI) started operating as unified entity from ________ post merger of its five associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank.
    A) March 31, 2017
    B) April 1, 2017
    C) April 30, 2017
    D) May 1, 2017
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The State Bank of India has merged its five Associate Banks – State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Travancore besides Bharatiya Mahila Bank – with itself with effect from April 1.

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (2 April 2017) – The Hindu

  1. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is located in?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Gujarat
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The cash-strapped Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS), which has been facing an unprecedented drought this year, has customised its wildlife ambulance to a fire tender to tackle the water crisis in the sanctuary.
  2. Which state government won the most supportive government award-2017 at the International Awards ceremony organized by WEConnect International?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Karnataka
    C) Telangana
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Government of Karnataka received the most supportive government award-2017 at the International Awards ceremony held in Washington, D.C. on March 30. The award was given by WEConnect International, an organization working to identify, educate, register and certify women’s business enterprises based outside the U.S.
  3. Indian railways has extended the date to not charge service charge on e-ticket from 31 March 2017 to _____ .
    A) July 1, 2017
    B) October 1, 2017
    C) July 31, 2017
    D) June 30, 2017
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    June 30, 2017

 

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