Current Affairs Quiz: March 10, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for March 10, 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. Which of the following NBFC has signed an agreement with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation of Japan to facilitate priority sector investments in India?
    A) Cpital First
    B) IFMR Capital
    C) Religare
    D) TATA Capital
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : IFMR Capital, a non-banking finance company, has signed an agreement with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation of Japan to facilitate priority sector investments in India. Under the agreement, Sumitomo Mitsui will use IFMR Capital’s relationships, product structuring capability, risk management and credit underwriting processes to acquire priority sector assets.
  2. As per the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed in Lok Sabha the maternity leave for first two child has been increased from 12 weeks to ____ .
    A) 18 weeks
    B) 22 weeks
    C) 24 weeks
    D) 26 weeks
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The Lok Sabha passed the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 which will raise the maternity leave for working women in public and private sector from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for the first two children. The maternity leave beyond the first two children will continue to be 12 weeks. Recognising that women who adopt or use a surrogate to bear a child also need time to bond with the child in the initial months, the bill also extends a 12-week maternity leave to adapting and commissioning mothers.
  3. Where was the 10TH International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance held?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Mumbai
    C) Delhi
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, in collaboration with United Nations University and UNESCO, organized a three-day International Conference 10th ICEGOV 2017 in Delhi. Theme – Building Knowledge Societies: From Digital Government to Digital Empowerment.
  4. Recently government has made Aadhaar card mandatory for poor women to avail free cooking gas. Which of the following scheme is related to cooking gas LPG?
    A) UDAY
    B) UJALA YOJANA
    C) UJJWALA YOJANA
    D) All of these
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The government had last year launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to provide 5 crore poor women with free LPG connections in three years with a view to providing clean cooking fuel.
  5. Where was the ASSOCHAM International Conference Artificial Intelligence & Robotics– 2017 held?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Delhi
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : In the event held under the theme – Leveraging AI for Sustainable Growth, it was decided that the central government will be digitally recreating monuments using 3D technology.
  6. INS Tillanchang is a ____
    A) Amphibious transport dock
    B) Fast Moving Patrol Vessel
    C) Water Jet Fast Attack Craft
    D) Landing craft utility
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Indian Navy Ship (INS) Tillanchang, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) was commissioned into the Indian Navy.
  7. Where was the 11th North East Business Summit held?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Gujarat
    C) Kolkata
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The two-day event is an initiative to facilitate investment, highlight strengths of the North-East Region (NER) and business opportunities which North-East has to offer.
  8. Who has won Saraswati Samman 2016?
    A) Padma Sachdev
    B) Veerappa Moily
    C) Mahabaleshwar Sail
    D) Govind Mishra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Eminent Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail has been honoured with the Saraswati Samman 2016 for his novel ‘Hawthan’.
  9. IBN 2017 cultural festival is being held in which country?
    A) India
    B) Egypt
    C) Turkey
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : India by the Nile Cultural festival (IBN) from today 9 March 2017 till 27 April 2017 in Cairo, Egypt.
  10. Who has been appointed as the chairman of KPMG International and will take office on 1 October 2017?
    A) John B Veihmeyer
    B) John B. Thomas
    C) William B Thomas
    D) Richard Veihmeyer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : William Bill Thomas has been elected Chairman of KPMG International.
  11. Which of the following company has launched We-Media Reward Plan 2.0 programme?
    A) Opera
    B) Virnet X
    C) AOL
    D) UCWeb
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Alibaba Group’s mobile business unit, UCWeb Inc, has launched We-Media Reward Plan 2.0, a user generated content platform in India. Alibaba has led the launch with an initial investment of $749K (INR 5 Cr).
  12. Which amoing the following state has become the first to challenges Trump’s new travel ban?
    A) Florida
    B) Texas
    C) Hawaii
    D) California
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Hawaii has become the first state to sue against a revised travel ban introduced by the Donald Trump administration.

 

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