Current Affairs Quiz: March 1, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for March 1, 2017 has been framed from various Newspapers of the same day. Check if you have read the Newspaper properly today by answering the questions of our Current Affairs Quiz. It will help you to prepare for various upcoming competitive exams.

  1. World Bank has sanctioned what amount for “Project Tejaswini” ?
    A) USD 69 million
    B) USD 63 million
    C) USD 75 million
    D) USD 90 million
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    Option B
    Explanation: The development objective of Tejaswini, for Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Project in India is to improve completion of market-driven skills training and secondary education for adolescent girls and young women in select districts of Jharkhand. Total cost of project – USD 90 million. Committed Amount – USD 63 million
  2. Who among the following has been named as the United Nations global goodwill ambassador?
    A) Mark Allen Baker
    B) Nicole Galland
    C) Francisco Goldman
    D) Neil Gaiman
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    Option D
    Explanation: Author Neil Gaiman has been named a United Nations global goodwill ambassador as he continues efforts to bring attention to the plight of Syrian refugees.
  3. Marshall Island is located in _____
    A) Atlantic Ocean
    B) Arctic Ocean
    C) Pacific Ocean
    D) Indian Ocean
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    Option C
    Explanation: Marshall Islands, a low-lying atoll nation in the Pacific Ocean, became the first country to ratify a 2016 United Nations accord to cut the use of greenhouse gases, saying it will not survive without urgent action to cut emissions globally.
  4. Tarun Kona is related to which sports?
    A) Badminton
    B) Tennis
    C) Golf
    D) Hockey
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    Option A
    Explanation: The Indian pair of Tarun Kona and Alwin Francis has emerged victorious at the 2017 Uganda International Badminton Series in Kampala.
  5. Who is the head of the Inter-disciplinary Standing Committee on Cyber Security of Reserve Bank of India?
    A) Sudarshan Sen
    B) Surekha Marandi
    C) Meena Hemchandra
    D) N S Vishwanathan
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    Option C
     
  6. Which organization has signed MoU with Capital Small Finance Bank (CSFB) to enable it to provide loans at a concessional rate to MSMEs?
    A) RBI
    B) NABARD
    C) IDBI
    D) SIDBI
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    Option D
    Explanation: The Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and CSFB is aimed at promoting and strengthening the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through a multi-pronged strategy comprising of concessional funding at MCLR of CSFB (presently 9.6 per cent) under refinance from SIDBI.
  7. American Express has announced the launch of BIP an electronic payment platform linked to corporate card that reduces processing costs. What does I stands for in BIP?
    A) Immediate
    B) Initiated
    C) Information
    D) Interest
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    Option B
    Explanation: BIP – Buyer Initiated Payments
  8. What is India’s GDP growth rate prediction by OECD for 2016-17?
    A) 6.9%
    B) 7.0%
    C) 7.3%
    D) 7.7%
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    Option B
    Explanation: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD has put India’s GDP growth at 7 percent for the current fiscal, 7.3 for the next and 7.7 percent for 2018-19.
  9. OECD has signed MoU with which indian body to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world?
    A) FICCI
    B) NITI Aayog
    C) CII
    D) NGT
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    Option C
    Explanation: The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) have announced signing of an MoU with a mission to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
  10. Indian government has transferred the responsibility to promote digital transactions from NITI Aayog to ______
    A) NASSCOM
    B) CSI
    C) IARCS
    D) MEITY
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    Option D
    Explanation: The government has shifted the responsibility of promoting digital transactions in the country to the Ministry of IT and Electronics (MEITY) from NITI Aayog.
  11. Which city has topped Annual Survey of India’s City Systems 2016 conducted by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy?
    A) Thiruvananthapuram
    B) Kolkata
    C) Pune
    D) Delhi
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    Option A
    Explanation: Thiruvananthapuram, Pune and Kolkata have emerged as the top three Indian cities that were tested on various urban governance parameters, according to a 21-city survey by Bengaluru-based advocacy group Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy. Delhi was ranked 9th .
  12. Reliance Jio has collaborated with which organization to build first All-IP converged network in India?
    A) IBM
    B) Google
    C) Microsoft
    D) Cisco
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    Option D
    Explanation: Reliance Jio has announced a collaboration with networking giant Cisco to further expand Jios existing multi-terabit capacity with the first All-IP converged network in India.
  13. Which online marketplace has launched “GST Guru” Programme?
    A) Flipkart
    B) Amazon
    C) Shoclues
    D) Snapdeal
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    Option D
    Explanation: Online marketplace Snapdeal has announced the launch of GST Guru, a program which will include a range of initiatives to help prepare the sellers on its platform for the impending GST reforms, expected to roll out this July.
  14. Name the 1st woman who will receive BCCI lifetime achievement award.
    A) Lopamudra Bhattacharji
    B) Shantha Rangaswamy
    C) Sandhya Mazumdar
    D) Shobha Pandit
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    Option B
    Explanation: Former Indian women’s cricketer Shantha Rangaswamy has become the first female cricketer to be nominated for the BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award.
  15. Jitu Rai secured ___ position in the 10-metre Air Pistol event at ISSF Shooting World Cup in New Delhi.
    A) First
    B) Second
    C) Third
    D) Fourth
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    Option C
    Explanation: In ISSF Shooting World Cup in New Delhi, Jitu Rai bagged a Bronze medal in the 10-metre Air Pistol event. He finished third with a total of 216.7 points.

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