Current Affairs Quiz: March 11, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for March 11, 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. State Bank of India and the German KfW Development Bank have signed 15-year promotions loan facility for affordable housing in India. What is the total amount of this agreement?
    A) $236 million
    B) $274 million
    C) $193 million
    D) $228 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : State Bank of India and the German KfW Development Bank have concluded a $274 million (approximately Rs. 1,800 crore) 15-year promotions loan facility to support lending for affordable housing in India.
  2. As per new RBI directive NBFC cannot lend more than ____ in cash against gold.
    A) Rs 10,000
    B) Rs 15,000
    C) Rs 20,000
    D) Rs 25,000
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : On review, and in line with the rules issued under Section 269SS and 269T of the Income Tax Act, 1961, the requirements under the Income Tax Act, 1961, as amended from time to time, would be applicable to all NBFCs with immediate effect. Currently, the relevant threshold under the Income Tax Act, 1961 is Rupees Twenty thousand.
  3. Which bank has signed Euro 200 million loan agreement for better energy efficiency in India?
    A) Asian Development Bank
    B) World Bank
    C) German Development Bank
    D) New Development Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : India and Germany inked an over 200 million euro (Rs 1,400 crore) loan agreement, taking the total German commitment for better energy efficiency in India to 600 million euro (Rs 4,200 crore), a statement said.
  4. Where is the headquarter of German Development Bank (KfW) located?
    A) Berlin
    B) Munich
    C) Frankfurt
    D) Bonn
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Frankfurt, Germany
  5. Where will be the 4th Smart Urbanation: Convention and Expo held?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Beijing
    C) Mumbai
    D) Shanghai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : From 15 March 2017 to 17 March 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
  6. Which among the following is the partner country for 4th Smart Urbanation: Convention and Expo?
    A) China
    B) Japan
    C) Russia
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : China
  7. India’s first air conditioned rail ambulance will be stationed at which of the following city?
    A) Kalwa
    B) Shahapur
    C) Titwala
    D) Kalyan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Central Railway (CR) has unveiled India’s first air conditioned rail ambulance that is designed to rush for the relief of injured passengers during the vital ‘golden hour’ after a rail disaster. The ambulance, which will be stationed at Kalyan, was made by redesigning an AC coach used for passenger service.
  8. Which of the following is the first TAB to be approved by UIDAI for Aadhaar and KYC verification?
    A) Tab SLIM by HP
    B) SLATE by HP
    C) Tab IRIS by Samsung
    D) Tab PINNACLE by Samsung
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Samsung India has announced its partnership with the Government of Karnataka after it signed an MoU to help the state efficiently manage its public healthcare facilities. As part of the agreement, Samsung Research and Development Institute, Bangalore (SRI-B) handed over 1,000 Samsung Tab IRIS to the Department of Health, Government of Karnataka. Samsung Tab IRIS, the first commercial tablet to be approved by UIDAI for Aadhaar and KYC verification, would enable Public Health Centers (PHC) in the state to build their database in a digital format.
  9. Name the App launched in Tamil Nadu for Women Safety.
    A) Amma Kaipesi
    B) Ammavin Aran
    C) Amma Marundagam
    D) Amma Unavagam
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The AIADMK IT Wing has launched the first-of-its-kind women safety application in Tamil Nadu. The app is called ‘Ammavin Aran’ meaning ‘mother’s fortress’.
  10. Who has been appointed as the new Deputy Governor of RBI?
    A) Prabhat Patnaik
    B) Avinash Kamalakar Dixit
    C) B P Kanungo
    D) Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : B P Kanungo has been appointed deputy governor in Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years.
  11. South Korean court has removed ____ as the president of South Korea.
    A) Park Geun-hye
    B) Hwang Kyo-ahn
    C) Roh Hoe-chan
    D) Joo Ho-young
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : A South Korean court removed the president, a first in the nation’s history, rattling the delicate balance of relationships across Asia at a particularly tense time.
  12. Which country will host 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup?
    A) India
    B) Australia
    C) England
    D) West Indies
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : England
  13. Who has been appointed as the Ambassador of 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup?
    A) Sunil Gavaskar
    B) Ricky Ponting
    C) MS Dhoni
    D) Sachin Tendulkar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar was announced as the official ambassador of Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 by the International Cricket Council (ICC), on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
  14. AB de Villiers has become the first ranked cricketer in One Day Internationals. He plays for which country?
    A) Australia
    B) South Africa
    C) West Indies
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : South Africa
  15. M Chandrakasu who passed away recently was a/an _____ ?
    A) Politician
    B) Singer
    C) Author
    D) Sportsperson
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Former Agriculture Minister of Puducherry M Chandrakasu was passed away in Chennai on March 9, 2017. He was 67.

 

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