Current Affairs Quiz: March 31, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 31 March 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  30 March 2017. The Second Part contains Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 31 March 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exam.

Quiz from Current Affairs 30 March 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of March 30, 2017

  1. Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd has ranked India at which position in the worst catastrophe list?
    A) second
    B) third
    C) fourth
    D) fifth
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Second
     
  2. Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd has ranked which nation at the top in the worst catastrophe list?
    A) China
    B) Japan
    C) US
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : US – hurricane Matthew in the US, killed 734 people and caused $4,000 billion in insured losses.
     
  3. World’s largest corporate Masala bond has started trading on which exchange?
    A) BSE
    B) TYO
    C) LSE
    D) NYSE
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : World’s largest corporate Masala bond starts trading on London Stock Exchange
     
  4. Which of the following company has issued the world’s largest Masala bond that started trading on LSE?
    A) ICICI
    B) HDFC
    C) Reliance industries
    D) Tata Group
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : HDFC’s Rupee denominated bond raises INR 33 billion ($504 million equivalent), with 7.35% annual yield
     
  5. Supreme Court has banned the sale of BS-III vehicles from _____.
    A) May 1, 2017
    B) June 1, 2017
    C) April 1, 2017
    D) October 2, 2017
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : April 1, 2017
     
  6. Supreme Court has prohibited all the vehicle registering authorities from registering BS-III vehicles on and from April 1 under the___________________.
    A) Motor Vehicles Act, 1982
    B) Motor Vehicles Act, 1984
    C) Motor Vehicles Act, 1986
    D) Motor Vehicles Act, 1988
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The Court further prohibited all the vehicle registering authorities from registering BS-III vehicles on and from April 1 under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
     
  7. Which Indian Oil company has renewed the fuel supply pact with Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) of Nepal for another five years.?
    A) Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL)
    B) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
    C) Bharat Petroleum
    D) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : India and Nepal have renewed the fuel supply agreement between Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) and Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) for another five years.
     
  8. The Government of India has signed a contract for the Discovered Small Fields (DSF) Bid 2016 with GEM Laboratories for extracting ______ at Neduvasal, in Tamil Nadu
    A) Oil reserves
    B) Hydrocarbons
    C) Heat Minerals
    D) Geo thermal energy
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The Government of India signed a contract for the Discovered Small Fields (DSF) Bid 2016 with GEM Laboratories on Monday for extracting Hydrocarbons at Neduvasal, in Tamil Nadu, even as protests from local villagers against the proposed plan intensified, following the development.
     
  9. Which of the following ministry has turned down the proposal to rename West Bengal to ‘Bangla’?
    A) Ministry of Home Affairs
    B) Ministry of External Affairs
    C) Ministry of Culture
    D) Ministry of Law and Justice
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Foreign Affairs Ministry has turned down the proposal to rename West Bengal to ‘Bangla’, citing diplomatic confusion over similarities with the neighbouring country Bangladesh, according to reports. The West Bengal Assembly had passed a resolution last year stating that the name of the state would be changed to ‘Bangla’ in Bengali, ‘Bengal’ in English and ‘Bangal’ in Hindi.
  1. Ministry of Food Processing Industries has sanctioned how many new integrated Cold Chain Projects with an aim of building National Cold Chain Grid in the country?
    A) 30
    B) 70
    C) 100
    D) 101
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The Ministry had announced sanction of 30 Cold Chain Projects in May, 2015. Today Ministry announces sanction of 101 new integrated Cold Chain Projects spread across the country. These projects are for fruits and vegetables, dairy, fish, meat, marine, poultry, ready to eat/ready to cook sectors.
     
  2. The Golden Chariot luxury train belongs to which of the following state tourism department?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Karnataka
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Karnataka Department of Tourism has announced a special summer trip package between April to June 2017 to attract families aboard to its luxury train ‘The Golden Chariot’.
     
  3. Which of the following village has won the ‘WATER’ AWARD an award instituted by Water Digest?
    A) Saranagati Eco Village
    B) New Gokul Farm
    C) New Gokula
    D) Govardhan Eco Village
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The Govardhan Eco Village of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at Wada taluka, has received an award instituted by Water Digest, a news portal on water management.
     
  4. Who among the following has won the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman?
    A) Priti Patel
    B) Priti Rai
    C) Priti Gupta
    D) Priti Sinha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Priti Patel, Britain’s senior-most Indian-origin minister, has vowed to champion the interests of the Indian Diaspora and work for strengthening the Indo-UK ties as she received her ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Samman’
     
  5. Which of the following has tied up with Reliance Retail to launch its digital payments solutions such as UPI and BHIM across all retail stores in Mumbai?
    A) MobiKwik
    B) Freecharge
    C) NPCI
    D) All of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has tied up with Reliance Retail to launch its digital payments solutions such as UPI and BHIM across all retail stores in Mumbai.
     
  6. Food regulator FSSAI has tied up with which of the following company to train 50,000 street food vendors over the next three years under its ‘Clean Street Food’ campaign.
    A) Pepsi Co. India
    B) Coca-Cola India
    C) Burger King
    D) Au Bon Pain
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Food regulator FSSAI has tied up with Coca-Cola India to train 50,000 street food vendors over the next three years and plans to rope in other players like ITC and Mondelez under its ‘Clean Street Food’ campaign.
     
  7. Which of the following company has signed MoU with IIT, Delhi to launch ‘5G for India’ program?
    A) Samsung
    B) Microsoft
    C) Google
    D) Ericsson
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Ericsson and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly roll out a ‘5G for India’ program.
     
  8. Microsoft Philanthropies contributed how much amount in india in 2016?
    A) USD 5 million
    B) USD 8 million
    C) USD 10 million
    D) USD 15 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Microsoft Philanthropies, created a year ago, has announced it has contributed a total of over $10 million towards community development in India last year.
     
  9. Which of the following company has acquired Souq.com
    A) Alibaba
    B) Microsoft
    C) Googlr
    D) Amazon
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Amazon confirmed that it has acquired Souq.com, an e-commerce marketplace serving the Middle East based out of Dubai, which was already commonly described as “the Amazon of the Middle East.”

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (31 March 2017) – The Hindu

  1. Who is the Prime Minister of Malaysia?
    A) V. T. Sambanthan
    B) Idris Jala
    C) Najib Razak
    D) Joseph Kurup
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Najib Razak is on a visit to India
     
  2. Stamping of luggage tag has been removed at how many Airports in India?
    A) 5
    B) 6
    C) 7
    D) 8
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Seven
     
  3. Who has been appointed as the advisor to US President Donald Trump?
    A) Lisa Trump
    B) Ivanka Trump
    C) Mary Trump
    D) Susan Trump
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : She is the daughter of Donald Trump and will take on as unpaid advisor to her father.
     
  4. Central Government has selected how many airlines under its UDAN scheme for the connectivity of 43 regional airports?
    A) three
    B) four
    C) five
    D) six
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Five. SpiceJet, Alliance Air, Turbo Megha Airways, AirDeccan and Air Odisha Aviation
     
  5. Central Government has decided to make meal vouchers digital by _____
    A) October 2017
    B) December 2017
    C) January 2018
    D) April 2018
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : January 2018
     
  6. India signed its first loan agreement with the New Development Bank (NDB) for _____ to be used in the development and upgradation of district roads in Madhya Pradesh.
    A) $450 million
    B) $350 million
    C) $550 million
    D) $250 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : India signed its first loan agreement with the New Development Bank (NDB) for $350 million to be used in the development and upgradation of district roads in Madhya Pradesh.The objective of the project is the upgradation of major district roads in the state of Madhya Pradesh to improve connectivity of the interior areas of the state with the national and state highway networks
     
  7. Who has been named Asian Hockey Federation’s Player of the Year 2016?
    A) Sardara Singh
    B) P. R. Shreejesh
    C) S. K. Uthappa
    D) SV Sunil
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Forward S.V. Sunil and dragflick specialist Harmanpreet Singh have been named the Asian Hockey Federation’s Player of the Year and Promising Player (junior men) for the Year 2016 respectively

 

 

 

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