Current Affairs Quiz: June 23, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 23 June 2017 

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  1. Name the two co-financing banks for “24X7 Power for All in Andhra Pradesh Project”.
    A) World Bank and ADB
    B) ADB and AIIB
    C) World bank and AIIB
    D) IMF and ADB
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : World Bank (IBRD) and AIIB [ratio = 60:40]
  2. What amount of loan has World Bank sanctioned for “24X7 Power for All in Andhra Pradesh Project”?
    A) USD 570 million
    B) USD 240 million
    C) USD 160 million
    D) USD 170 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : World bank= USD 240 million
  3. What amount of loan has AIIB sanctioned for “24X7 Power for All in Andhra Pradesh Project”?
    A) USD 570 million
    B) USD 240 million
    C) USD 160 million
    D) USD 170 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Total Cost of Project= USD 570 million
    World Bank= USD 240 million
    AIIB= USD 160 million
    Rest= Government of Andhra Pradesh
  4. Who is the chairman of Overseeing Committee reconstituted by Reserve Bank of India, whose member will take charge from September 7, 2017?
    A) Janki Ballabh
    B) M.B.N Rao
    C) Y. M. Deosthalee
    D) Pradeep Kumar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : It is a 5 membered committee headed by Shri Pradeep Kumar and wef September 7, 2017
  5. Recently Reserve bank of India reconstituted the Overseeing Committee with Shri Pradeep Kumar as its head. The committee will look into the matters where aggregate exposure of the banking sector to the borrowing entity is greater than _________.
    A) Rs. 100 crore
    B) Rs. 500 crore
    C) Rs 1,000 crore
    D) Rs 10,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The reconstituted OC will work with an expanded mandate to review, in addition to cases being restructured under the Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A), resolution of other cases where the aggregate exposure of the banking sector to the borrowing entity is greater than ₹ 500 crore.
  6. VPAYQWIK App is of which bank?
    A) Indian Overseas Bank
    B) Vijaya Bank
    C) Karur Vysya Bank
    D) Lakshmi Vilas Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Vijaya Bank in association with First Global Data. Recently Vijaya Bank won Skoch Award for this App
  7. Which bank has won the Skoch Award for Best Bank in Public Sector category?
    A) Union Bank of India
    B) Punjab National Bank
    C) Syndicate Bank
    D) Vijaya Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Vijaya Bank has bagged nine Skoch Awards. The bank received awards in the following categories — Best Bank in Public Sector; Best Bank for NPA Management – Organization Category; Retail Lending; Inclusive Wallet – VPAYQWIK; Digital Inclusion; IT Security; e-Surveillance of ATMs and branches; and 100 Digital Villages – Financial Inclusion.
  8. India’s largest municipal bond programme was launched by incorporating which municipal corporation in the list of BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange)?
    A) Nagpur Municipal Corporation
    B) Thane Municipal Corporation
    C) Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation
    D) Pune Municipal Corporation
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu, launched country’s largest municipal bond programme on Thursday morning in Mumbai. During the event, the Minister rang a gong to incorporate the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) in the list of BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange). The AA+ rated PMC’s municipal bonds raised Rs 200 crore at 7.59 per cent rate at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
  9. Which of the following operation will the Indian Railway launch to revamp Rajdhani, Shatabdi Trains?
    A) Operation Swarn
    B) Mission Retro-Fitment
    C) Mission- Avataran
    D) Mission PACE
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Concerned over the complaints received from the public over the premium trains of Indian Railways like Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express, Railways have decided to launch “Operation Swarn (‘gold’)“.
  10. As per NASSCOM, Indian IT industry’s software exports is expected to grow at what percent in 2017-18?
    A) 6-7 percent
    B) 7-8 percent
    C) 8-10 percent
    D) 9-11 percent
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Hit by global political and economic uncertainties, the Indian IT industry’s software exports are projected to grow at 7-8 percent this fiscal (2017-18), which is lower than 8-10 percent in the 2016-17 fiscal
  11. Recently Haryana has been declared as the 5th Open Defecation Free (ODF) State of India. Which of the following is the first Open Defecation Free (ODF) State of India?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Sikkim
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : First- Sikkim; Second- Himachal Pradesh; Third- Kerala; Fourth- Uttarakhand; Fifth- Haryana
  12. Sainj Hydro Power project is located in which state?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The first 50 MW unit of 100 MW Sainj Hydro Power project of Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) commissioned and synchronised with northern grid through Parvati-Kol Dam transmission line.
  13. Who as been elected as the Chairman of National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Khaplang (NSCN-K)?
    A) Chishi Konyak
    B) Kitovi Zhimomi
    C) Khango Konyak
    D) F. Muivah
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Khango Konyak, self-styled Lieutenant General (retired) of the NSCN-K, has been unanimously elected chief of the outlawed group. The outfit’s former chief S.S. Khaplang died on June 9 in Myanmar following illness.
  14. Who among the following has become the first Indian woman to appear in WWE?
    A) Babita Kumari
    B) Kavita Devi
    C) Vinesh Phogat
    D) Geeta Phogat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The former competitive powerlifter and South Asian Games gold medal winner Kavita Devi who hails from Haryana has been selected to compete in the Mae Young Classic, which is the first ever WWE tournament for women.
  15. Which company has won the 2017 International Engine of the Year award?
    A) Mercedes
    B) Ferrari
    C) Lamborghini
    D) Bugatti
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Ferrari’s 3.9-litre V8 from the 488 GTB has won the 2017 International Engine of the Year award for the second consecutive year.
  16. Recently India and Russia Celebrated ____ Years of Partnership in Science and Technology. (June 2017).
    A) 5
    B) 10
    C) 15
    D) 70
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : This year, India and Russia are celebrating 70 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between them. Joint cooperation in science and technology was one of the important pillars of the bilateral relationship between both the countries. Also, India’s Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi and Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Moscow are celebrating their 10th year of their partnership.
  17. According to the World population Prospectus by UN, in which year will India surpass China as the world most populous nation?
    A) 2022
    B) 2023
    C) 2024
    D) 2025
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : According to the World population Prospectus: The Revision released by the United Nations, India with 1.3 billion inhabitants would surpass China’s population of 1.4 billion by 2024, to become the World’s populous country.
  18. Who has been appointed as the Under-Secretary-General of United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office?
    A) António Guterres
    B) Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov
    C) Dr. Jehangir Khan
    D) Abdallah Yahya A. al-Mouallimi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov of the Russian Federation as Under-Secretary-General of the newly created United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office as established by the General Assembly resolution 71/291 on 15 June 2017.
  19. Luke Ronchi who announced retirement from international cricket played for which nation?
    A) Australia
    B) South Africa
    C) England
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi has announced his retirement from international cricket.
  20. Recently NASA launches world’s smallest satellite built by Indian students. What is the name of this satellite?
    A) SmallSat
    B) MinuteSat
    C) KalamSat
    D) IndianSat
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : A team of students from Space Kidz India in Chennai, who built the world’s smallest satellite called ‘KalamSat’, rejoiced after its launch by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (23 June 2017) – The Indian Express

  1. 2017 Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) International Convention was held in which country?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) US
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : San Diego, US
  2. Tata Power will sell what percent of its stake in Mundra power project for Re 1?
    A) 49%
    B) 50%
    C) 51%
    D) 74%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
  3. SEBI will impose a fees of ______ on each offshore derivative instrument (ODI) subscriber.
    A) $ 1,000
    B) $ 1,500
    C) $ 2,000
    D) $ 2,500
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)on Wednesday tightened regulations on offshore derivatives by increasing fees and banning the sales of certain products, while at the same time easing registration rules for foreign portfolio investors. The market regulator said its board had decided to impose a fee of $1,000 every three years, starting from April 1, 2017, on each offshore derivative instrument (ODI) subscriber to be collected by the issuer.

 

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