Current Affairs Quiz: March 29, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 29 March 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  28 March 2017. The Second Part contains Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 29 March 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 28 March 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of March 28, 2017

  1. Which bank has launched ‘Unnati’ credit card that would have no annual fees for initial four years?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : SBI Card, a leading credit card issuer, has launched a unique credit card ‘SBI Card Unnati’ targeted at all SBI customers, including Jan Dhan account holders throughout the country.
  2. Which of the following bank has tied up with Truecaller to launch UPI based payment service named ‘Truecaller Pay’.
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : ICICI Bank has partnered with Truecaller to launch a UPI-based mobile payment service called ‘Truecaller Pay’.
  3. Tata AIA has launched m-Insurance in partnership with TTSL to provide life insurance cover for the telecom company’s prepaid subscriber in which states?
    A) Gujarat and Rajasthan
    B) Odisha and Andhra Pradesh
    C) Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
    D) Telangana and Odisha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Tata AIA Life Insurance Co Ltd has joined hands with Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL) to launch m-Insurance which they said would also bring the economically weaker sections under insurance cover. m-Insurance provides life insurance cover of up to Rs. 1 lakh for the telecom company’s prepaid subscriber base in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as a pilot offer on select recharges.
  4. India will form Joint Group to Identify Areas of Co-Operation in Water Sector with which German state?
    A) Berlin
    B) Bavaria
    C) Bremen
    D) Saarland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : India and Bavaria, Federal Republic of Germany will set up Joint Group to Identify Areas of Co-Operation in Water Sector
  5. Which of the following state has become the first state to facilitate financial inclusion and extend banking services in unbanked areas through SHG?
    A) Rajashtan
    B) Odisha
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Odisha has become the first state to facilitate financial inclusion and extend banking services in unbanked areas through SHGs formed under Odisha Livelihood Mission (OLM).
  6. Indian Railways has launched a new alternate train accommodation scheme (ATAS) applicable from 1 April 2017. What is the name given to this scheme.
    A) Vidhi
    B) Vidhaan
    C) Vikalp
    D) Ganesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Indian Railways will roll out a new Vikalp scheme on April 1, under which wait-listed passengers can get an option to travel in premium trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhani. Under the new reservation scheme called ‘Vikalp’, or alternate train accommodation scheme (ATAS), passengers who have booked tickets in other mail or express trains, can avail the option of travelling in premium trains to their booked destinations with no extra cost.
  7. Where is Deoghar Airport located?
    A) Chattisgarh
    B) West Bengal
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Airports Authority of India, the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Government of Jharkhand signed an MoU for the development of the Deoghar Airport in Deoghar district of Jharkhand.
  8. Which institution has signed MoU with Indian Army to identify the critical technological areas that can be enhanced in the armed forces?
    A) IIIT Hyderabad
    B) IIT Delhi
    C) IIT Bombay
    D) IIT Madras
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) and the Indian Army have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to identify the critical technological areas that can be enhanced in the armed forces.
  9. Truecaller has signed with which of the following to bring Truecaller app to feature phones in India?
    A) Vodafone
    B) Airtel
    C) Idea
    D) BSNL
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
  10. Truecaller has integrated which of the following video call tool?
    A) Facebook Video call
    B) Google Duo
    C) IMO
    D) ooVoo
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The partnership with Airtel will bring Truecaller app to feature phones in India.
    A new Truecaller payments service has been announced in collaboration with ICICI bank.
    Google Duo has been integrated into the Truecaller app, allowing users to make video calls directly
    through it.
  11. Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has launched Mobile Clinic Services for which states?
    A) Gujarat and Rajasthan
    B) Odisha and Andhra Pradesh
    C) Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
    D) Telangana and Odisha
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has launched Mobile Clinic Services for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
  12. Who has been awarded with Sikh Jewel Award for 2017?
    A) Gurpreet Singh
    B) Gurinder Chadha
    C) Gurmeet Chadha
    D) Harpreet Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Indian-origin British director Gurinder Chadha has been honoured with the Sikh Jewel Award for 2017 for her immense contribution to British cinema.
  13. Which of the following member of Indian Army will receive the honorary General title of Nepal Army.
    A) Dalbir Singh
    B) Bikram Singh
    C) V K Singh
    D) Bipin Rawat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    :
  14. Which Indian personality has been inducted into the international advisory board of global think-tank Atlantic Council?
    A) Anil Ambani
    B) Mukesh Ambani
    C) Ratan Tata
    D) Amitabh Bachchan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani has been inducted to the international advisory board of global think-tank Atlantic Council that has among its members former U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew K. Brzezinski and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. The Atlantic Council is a foreign policy think-tank headquartered in Washington, DC.
  15. Who has been appointed as the CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights?
    A) Vinita Kapoor
    B) Anil Ambani
    C) Vanita Gupta
    D) Mukesh Ambani
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Indian-American Vanita Gupta, who headed civil rights division in the Department of Justice in the Obama Administration, has been appointed as president and CEO of ‘The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’, becoming the first woman to head the prestigious organisation.
  16. Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has signed an agreement with Nepal to supply1 million tonnes (MT) of petroleum products for a period of ___ years
    A) 2
    B) 3
    C) 4
    D) 5
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : State-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has signed an agreement to supply over 1 million tonnes (MT) of petroleum products annually to Nepal for the period April 2017 to March 2022.IOC will supply Euro-IV grade petrol and diesel to Nepal.
  17. Border-Gavaskar Trophy is related to which sports?
    A) Cricket
    B) Football
    C) Tennis
    D) Golf
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Cricket. Played between Indian and Australia.
  18. Chirag Shetty is related to which sports?
    A) Golf
    B) Badminton
    C) Football
    D) Tennis
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty of India on 27 March 2017 won the USD 20,000 Vietnam Open International Challenger badminton title.
  19. Ahmed Kathrada who passed away recently was a politician and activist from which country?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Sri lanka
    C) Nepal
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Ahmed Kathrada, South Africa’s revered Indian-origin anti-apartheid activist who was one of Nelson Mandela’s closest aides in his struggle to end the white minority rule, died in Johannesburg.
  20. T R Andhyarujina who passed away recently was related to which field?
    A) Actor
    B) Musician
    C) Lawyer
    D) Sports Personality
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Eminent jurist and senior advocate T R Andhyarujina has passed away.

 

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (29 March 2017) – The Hindu

  1. Which team has been presented with ICC Mace?
    A) India
    B) Pakistan
    C) Australia
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, was presented with the Test mace by India legend and International Cricket Council Hall of Famer Sunil Gavaskar in Dharamsala on Tuesday (March 28) as his side finished No. 1 in the ICC Test rankings ahead of the April 1 cut-off date.
  2. Kishangarh airport is being constructed in which state?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Haryana
    C) Punjab
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Rajasthan
  3. The central government will provide Rs ______ to the top seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) ?
    A) 100 crore
    B) 150 crore
    C) 200 crore
    D) 250 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The IITs chosen are IIT Madras, IIT Mumbai, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee and IIT Guwahati
  4. Who will lead the abroad roadshow of SEBI?
    A) Ananta Barua
    B) Amarjeet Singh
    C) G. Mahalingam
    D) Vs Sundaresan
    View Answer
    Option C
  5. Which of the following will buy West Asian e-tailer Souq.com
    A) Google
    B) Amazon
    C) Alibaba
    D) Flipkart
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Amazon

 

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