Current Affairs Quiz: March 17, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for March 17, 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 16 March 2017 of A2Z Click Here to Read Current Affairs of March 16, 2017

  1. Bandhan Bank Ltd has tied up with which of the following to provide the merchants with access to the point of sale (POS)?
    A) PayUBiz India
    B) Citrus Pay
    C) Direcpay
    D) Avenues India Pvt Ltd
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Private sector lender Bandhan Bank Ltd has signed an agreement with Avenues India Pvt Ltd, a payment solution provider in India, to provide the merchants with access to the point of sale (POS) and the payment gateway products.
  2. Himachal Pradesh government tied up with which of the following bank to launch digital payment services in luxury buses?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The Himachal Pradesh government has tied up with HDFC bank in introducing digital transaction in public transport like luxury buses and ration depots. The bank would provide swipe machines to all luxury buses.
  3. Which of the following banks will acquire IL&FS Securities in an all-cash deal?
    A) IndusInd Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : IndusInd Bank will acquire brokerage firm IL&FS Securities Services in an all-cash deal subject to regulatory approvals
  4. Union Cabinet has increased the dearness allowance (DA) to ___ per cent for central government employees and pensioners(to be applicable from 1 January 2017)?
    A) 3%
    B) 3.5%
    C) 4%
    D) 4.5%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The DA/DR has been hiked by 2 per cent over the existing rate of 2 per cent of the basic pay/pension to compensate for price rise and it is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendation of 7th pay commission.
  5. Union Cabinet has approved signing of MoU on Aids to Navigation (AtoNs) with which country?
    A) Indonesia
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Kyrgyzstan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Aids to Navigation (AtoNs) between the Directorate General of Lighthouses & Lightships (DGLL), Ministry of Shipping, Government of India and the Department of Shipping, Government of Bangladesh.
  6. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Minister of Punjab?
    A) Parkash Singh Badal
    B) Amarinder Singh
    C) Sadhu Singh Dharamkot
    D) Rana Gurjit Singh Sodhi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Captain Amarinder Singh has taken charge as the Punjab Chief Minister. He sworn-in as the 29th Chief Minister of Punjab.
  7. Which state has made Aadhaar, PAN, mobile number mandatory for new vehicle registration?
    A) Kerala
    B) Haryana
    C) Gujarat
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The Tamil Nadu government has made submission of mobile number, Aadhaar and permanent account number (PAN) mandatory for new vehicle registrations. This was the first time a state was asking for PAN card for two-wheeler registration.
  8. Police Station in which state has become the first police post in the country to be linked with Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS)?
    A) Haryana
    B) Punjab
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : In Himachal Pradesh, Sanjauli Police Station in Shimla town has become the first police post in the country to be linked with Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS).
  9. Which state will host the first Habitat International Film Festival (HIFF 2017)?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) New Delhi
    C) Gujarat
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The India Habitat Centre, New Delhi has announced the premiere edition of Habitat International Film Festival (HIFF), to begin here from March 24 with the screening of Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar winning film “The Salesman”.
  10. Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) has partnered with which Indian e-commerce company to bring Japanese products to India?
    A) Flipkart
    B) Snapdeal
    C) e-bay
    D) Shopclues
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Online marketplace Snapdeal has announced its partnership with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) for an exclusive partnership to showcase products from popular SME brands from Japan on Snapdeal.
  11. Airbus will set up its India headquarters in ____.
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Aerospace giant Airbus will set up its India headquarters and the country’s first full flight simulator at Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) to address the growing demand of trained pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers.
  12. Which of the following company has launched a robot named ‘Chintu’ that will assist senior citizens in conducting everyday tasks.
    A) TCS
    B) IBM
    C) Wipro
    D) Infosys
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : IBM in collaboration with Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Pune, introduced ‘Chintu’ — a cognitive assistant powered by IBM Watson that will assist senior citizens in conducting everyday tasks.
  13. As per the latest Asia University Rankings 2017 by Times Higher Education (THE), which Indian Institute is at the top among Indian institutes?
    A) IIT, Bombay
    B) Veltech University
    C) IIT, Kharagpur
    D) IISc, Bangalore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    :
  14. India signed a ‘call for action’ of WHO and pledged to scale up measures to end the disease by _____.
    A) 2022
    B) 2025
    C) 2030
    D) 2050
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : India among other countries in the South East Asian Region, which bear half of the global tuberculosis burden, today signed a ‘call for action’ and pledged to scale up measures to end the disease by 2030.
  15. Who has been named as the Young Global Leader 2017 by World Economic Forum?
    A) Shivangi Sharma
    B) Shruti Shibulal
    C) Swati Shibbi
    D) Shweta Sharma
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Shruti Shibulal, Promoter and Director – Strategy and Development, The Tamara has been named as Young Global Leader 2017 by World Economic Forum. The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a community of over 800 enterprising, socially-minded men and women selected under the age of 40 from across the world.
  16. Jwala Gutta is related to which sports?
    A) Tennis
    B) Badminton
    C) Athletics
    D) Hockey
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Jwala Gutta has been appointed a member of the governing body of Sports Authority of India (SAI).
  17. Who has been appointed vice-president of the FIFA U-17 World Cup organizing committee?
    A) Babul Supriyo
    B) Bhaichung Bhutia
    C) Praful Patel
    D) Amitabh Patel
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Union Minister Babul Supriyo has been appointed vice-president of the FIFA U-17 World Cup organizing committee.

 

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (17 March 2017) – The Hindu

  1. As per the National Health Policy 2017, public health spending will be increased to ____ % of GDP.
    A) 2%
    B) 2.5%
    C) 3%
    D) 4.5%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The Centre cleared the long-awaited National Health Policy 2017, which promises to increase public health spending to 2.5% of GDP in a time-bound manner and guarantees health care services to all Indian citizens, particularly the underprivileged
  2. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has approved a ___ per cent ceiling on the cess to be levied on aerated drinks and luxury cars above the 28% maximum limit.
    A) 20%
    B) 15%
    C) 10%
    D) 25%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has approved a 15 per cent ceiling on the cess to be levied on aerated drinks and luxury cars over and above the maximum proposed GST rate of 28 per cent, and the enabling laws for state and union territories to adopt the new indirect tax regime
  3. Which state has launched high-tech police control room, ‘Abhay Command Centre’, which is aimed at helping in surveillance, vehicle-tracking and mob control?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Haryana
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated a high-tech police control room, ‘Abhay Command Centre’, which is aimed at helping in surveillance, vehicle-tracking and mob control. It is equipped with facilities to conduct video surveillance, analyse call recordings and track vehicles.
  4. As per The Union Tourism Ministry’s figures for Domestic Tourist Arrivals, which state stood first on Domestic tourist arrivals?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh score first and second ranks for the year. Madhya Pradesh is third, and Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra are in fourth, fifth and sixth positions.
  5. Who is the chairman of Alternative Investment Policy Advisory Committee (AIPAC) setup by SEBI?
    A) U.K Sinha
    B) Anil Ambani
    C) N.R. Narayana Murthy
    D) Azim Premji
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : N.R. Narayana Murthy
  6. The World Bank has approved a loan of _____ to strengthen Gram Panchayats (GPs) the state of West Bengal.
    A) USD 110 million
    B) USD 250 million
    C) USD 210 million
    D) USD 150 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The World Bank approved a US$ 210 million loan to strengthen Gram Panchayats (GPs) – the lowest tier of rural local governments – across the state of West Bengal, India to better utilize the untied/discretionary funds that are now available to them.
  7. Which e-commerce company has launched Surety Programme?
    A) Flipkart
    B) Amazon
    C) Shopclues
    D) Snapdeal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Online marketplace ShopClues today launched ShopClues Surety Program, which the company claim will ensure a hassle free shopping experience for its customers
  8. Which bank launched a scholarship programme named ′Aspire to Innovate′ ?
    A) Axis Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The third edition of the scholarship programme ‘Yes Aspire to Innovate’, which was launched in January, received an enthusiastic response. A total of 1,871 students applied from B-schools such as IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore, IRMA and XLRI. The programme recognises and rewards 30 scholars for their entrepreneurial vision, leadership qualities and holistic academic performance.
  9. Which of the following Exchange is set to become first Asian bourse to allow dual class share listings?
    A) Korea Exchange
    B) National Stock Exchange
    C) Bombay Stock Exchange
    D) Singapore Exchange Limited
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Singapore’s plans to become the first Asian bourse to allow dual class share listings is catching the attention of tech entrepreneurs and could help turn a staid market into a buzzing tech hub, as the city-state looks to rebrand its image.
  10. Which of the following has signed up with Sentifi to report social media updates?
    A) NSE
    B) BSE
    C) SEBI
    D) NABARD
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Top stock exchange BSE has tied up with Switzerland’s algorithmic based analysis firm Sentifi to report social media updates related to 40,000 globally listed stocks.

 

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