Current Affairs Quiz: March 13, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for March 13, 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. Reserve Bank of India has recently launched an app which can be downloaded from Play Store/App Store in one’s Android phone/iPhone, respectively, using the keyword “Reserve Bank of India”. It is the app version of _____.
    A) Paisa Bolta Hai portal
    B) Website of RBI
    C) e-kuber System
    D) RBi Grievances
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The Reserve Bank of India formally launched a mobile application (app) version of the Reserve Bank of India’s website (www.rbi.org.in). The app is available on Android as well as iOS platforms and can be downloaded from the Play Store/App Store in one’s Android phone/iPhone, respectively, using the keyword “Reserve Bank of India”.
  2. As per the data released by RBI, which bank witnessed most number of frauds during April-December period of 2016?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Standard Chartered
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : ICICI Bank topped the list of banks that witnessed most number of frauds during April-December period of 2016 with state-owned SBI taking the second spot, RBI data said.
  3. PM Narendra Modi has asked people to pledge to create NEW INDIA by ____ .
    A) 2019
    B) 2020
    C) 2021
    D) 2022
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Asserting that he was never bound by electoral motives, Modi called upon the people of the country to strive towards creating a “New India” by 2022.
  4. Dol Purnima is celebrated in which of the following state?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Gujarat
    C) Rajasthan
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : West Bengal on 12th March celebrated the spring festival of Dol in a riot of colours, songs, prayers and exchange of sweets among friends, relatives and neighbours.
  5. Himachal Pradesh has planned to develop how many organic villages in the next fiscal year?
    A) 100
    B) 200
    C) 300
    D) 400
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : 200
  6. Under the Adarsh Gram Yojana launched in Arunachal Pradesh how many villages will be developed as ‘model villages’ during the fiscal year 2017-18?
    A) 100
    B) 125
    C) 123
    D) 150
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Government of Arunachal Pradesh has launched a new scheme – Adarsh Gram Yojana – with a view to reach to the poor people in rural areas. Under the scheme, 123 villages, comprising one village per circle, are to be developed as ‘model villages’ during the fiscal year 2017-18.
  7. Which among the following state is not in the group of states which have come together for the firstelephant census?
    A) Odisha
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) West Bengal
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : In what will probably be the first such attempt, the States of Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have decided to conduct a synchronised elephant census. The four States together have the maximum number of human-elephant conflict-prone regions in India.
  8. Which is the first telecom company in India to provide its user with suspend and resume SIM facility?
    A) Vodafone
    B) Idea
    C) BSNL
    D) Reliance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has launched a new feature that lets users digitally suspend their own SIM cards in case they lose their phones or Jio SIMs.
  9. What amount has BCCI awarded to Indian blind cricket team for their win over Pakistan in World Cup?
    A) Rs 50 lakh
    B) Rs 1 crore
    C) Rs 2 crore
    D) Rs 3 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : It’s learnt that in a first of its kind gesture on its part, the Board of Control for Cricket in India will award Rs 1 crore to the Indian cricket team that won the Twenty20 World Cup last month by beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the title clash in Bengaluru.
  10. What is India’s rank in FIFA ranking for March?
    A) 127
    B) 128
    C) 130
    D) 132
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : 132
  11. Which country has topped the FIFA ranking for March?
    A) Chile
    B) Brazil
    C) Germany
    D) Argentina
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Argentina lead the international standings followed by Brazil, Germany, Chile and Belgium.
  12. Who has won the Men’s Singles title at the All England Open badminton championships?
    A) Shi Yuqi
    B) Lee Chong Wei
    C) Bao Chunlai
    D) Guo Zhendong
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia has lifted the Men’s Singles crown at the All England Open badminton championships defeating Shi Yuqi of China.
  13. Who has become the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean on standup paddle?
    A) Christopher Bernard
    B) Jack Alberta
    C) Chris Bertish
    D) Henary Christpher
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : South African Chris Bertish has become the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean on standup paddle. He made the epic 4,050-mile voyage alone at sea aboard his custom-built craft.
  14. Who has been crowned as the Miss International Queen (The World’s Largest & Most Prestigious Beauty Pageant for International Transgender & Transvestites)?
    A) Trixie Maristela
    B) Tanyarat Jirapatpakon
    C) Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin
    D) Thaksin Intanon
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Thailand’s Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin was crowned Miss International Queen at the event in Pattya City, Thailand.
  15. Which is the first country in the world to make employers prove they offer equal pay regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality?
    A) Switzerland
    B) Spain
    C) Iceland
    D) Greece
    View Answer
    Option C 

 

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