Current Affairs Quiz: March 14, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for March 14, 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 exam

Quiz from Current Affairs 13 March 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of March 13, 2017

  1. World Bank has announced an assistance programme of $1 billion in the areas of urban transport and climate resilient agriculture for which state in India?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The World Bank has announced an assistance programme of over $1 billion in the areas of urban transport and climate resilient agriculture in Maharashtra, over the next 2-3 years.
  2. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of HSBC?
    A) Douglas Flint
    B) Mark Tucker
    C) Stuart Gulliver
    D) Victor Bernard
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : British businessman Mark Tucker, currently group chief executive and president of insurance group AIA, will take over from Douglas Flint as the new Chairman of HSBC in October.
  3. Where is the headquarter of HSBC?
    A) Geneva, Switzerland
    B) New York, US
    C) Manchester, UK
    D) London, UK
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    :
  4. Who has been given the additional charge of Defence Ministry after Manohar Parrikar resigned from the same post?
    A) Rajnath Singh
    B) Narendra Modi
    C) Arun Jaitley
    D) Nitin Gadkari
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Finance minister Arun Jaitley was on 13 March 2017 given the additional charge of the defence ministry after Manohar Parrikar resigned+ to take on the new role of Goa chief minister.
  5. Who is the governor of Goa?
    A) Mridula Sinha
    B) C. Vidyasagar Rao
    C) Kalyan Singh
    D) O.P.Kohli
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Mridula Sinha
  6. The Kerala government has decided to give differently-abled ______% reservation in higher education and ____% in job sector in the state.
    A) 5%, 5%
    B) 4%, 5%
    C) 5%, 4%
    D) 4%, 4%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Kerala government has decided to give differently-abled 5% reservation in higher education and 4% in job sector in the state. Rs 250 crore had been earmarked by the state for schemes for the differently-abled, implemented through the Social Justice, Education and Health Departments, which is an increase of 35% compared to the previous year.
  7. Who has won the Hero Indian Golf Open 2017?
    A) Gavin Green
    B) S.S.P. Chawrasia
    C) Scott Jamieson
    D) Anirban Lahiri
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Chawrasia, became the first Indian to successfully defend a European Tour title and the first player to win their first four events in their home country.
  8. Aster DM Foundation has partnered with which cricketer to help young patients suffering from cancer and heart ailments in young patients.
    A) Rahul Dravid
    B) Sachin Tendulkar
    C) Sunil Gavaskar
    D) Virat Kohli
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The Aster DM Foundation has announced a partnership with legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to help young patients suffering from cancer and heart ailments in young patients.
  9. Which of the following organization has successfullt tested artificial intelligence to identify breast cancer?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Google
    C) IBM
    D) Intel
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : US tech giant Google has announced that using artificial intelligence to identify breast cancer has borne fruitful results.
  10. Which of the following country is set to conduct its first national census in 19 years?
    A) Nepal
    B) Pakistan
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Bhutan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Pakistan is set to conduct its first national census in 19 years with the assistance of over 200,000 troops.
  11. Film Director Diphan who passed away recently was famous for ___ films?
    A) Malayalam
    B) Telugu
    C) Tamil
    D) Hindi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Malayalam

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (14 March 2017)

  1. Who will take oath as the Chief Minister of Goa on 14 March 2017?
    A) Laxmikant Parsekar
    B) Francis Dsouza
    C) Manohar Parrikar
    D) Dayanand Mandrekar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manohar Parrikar, who on 13 March 2017 morning resigned as Defence Minister, will be sworn in Chief Minister of Goa at 5.15 p.m. on 14 march 2017.
  2. What is the deadline set to control coal dust pollution in Vizag port?
    A) December 2018
    B) April 2018
    C) May 2019
    D) May 2020
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : NGT stated that the Vizag Port authorities should stick to the deadline (December, 2018) set to control the pollution, it threatened to step in with serious action if the respondents failed to control pollution.
  3. Bhuma Nagi Reddy who passed away recently was a/an ____ .
    A) Cricketer
    B) Politician
    C) Author
    D) Singer
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Bhuma Nagi Reddy was an Indian politician. He passed away on 12 March 2017.
  4. Yeleru Canal is located in?
    A) Visakhapatnam
    B) Bhubaneswar
    C) Kochi
    D) Kannur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Work on repairs to Yeleru Left Main Canal, one of the major sources of water supply to the Vishakhapatnam city, is going on briskly with about half the time of the scheduled month’s closure over.
  5. The ____ birthday of freedom fighter Raavuri Arjuna Rao will be celebrated on 14 March 2017.
    A) 75th
    B) 50th
    C) 110th
    D) 100th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The 100th birthday of freedom fighter Raavuri Arjuna Rao and his 70th wedding anniversary with Manorama, are being celebrated by the Lok Nayak Foundation at the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Assembly Hall of Andhra University on 14 March 2017.
  6. RBI has removed all restrictions on cash withdrawal from savings account on which date?
    A) 12 March 2017
    B) 13 March 2017
    C) 14 March 2017
    D) 10 March 2017
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : While the limits on current accounts were lifted earlier, restrictions on savings account deposits were lifted from 13 March 2017.
  7. How many member countries are there in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)?
    A) 5
    B) 6
    C) 7
    D) 8
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : There are six permanent members: China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan. Soon India and Pakistan will also join it.
  8. Which of the following coyntry has decided to hold a referendum to exit U.K?
    A) Wales
    B) Scotland
    C) England
    D) Ireland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will ask the Scottish Parliament for authority next week for a second referendum on Scottish independence.
  9. Izumo is a helicopter carrier of which country?
    A) China
    B) Japan
    C) Russia
    D) France
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a threemonth tour through the South China Sea beginning in May, three sources said, in its biggest show of naval force since Second World War. The Izumo helicopter carrier, commissioned only two years ago, will make stops in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka before joining the Malabar joint naval exercise with Indian and U.S. naval vessels in the Indian Ocean in July. It will return to Japan in August,
  10. Which of the following city has been stripped of from hosting 2022 Commonwealth Games?
    A) Beijing
    B) New Delhi
    C) Durban
    D) Rio de Janeiro
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The 2022 Commonwealth Games will no longer take place in Durban, SouthAfrica.
  11. Which country remained the largest oil supplier to India in February 2017?
    A) Saudi Arabia
    B) Iran
    C) Iraq
    D) Canada
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Top – Saudi Arabia; 2nd – Iran; 3rd – Iraq

 

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