Current Affairs Quiz: March 19, 2017

This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  18 March 2017. The Second Part contains Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 19 March 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 18 March 2017 of A2Z Click Here to Read Current Affairs of March 18, 2017

  1. Where was the Global Millennium Summit 2017 held?
    A) Dubai
    B) Delhi
    C) Ahmedabad
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The students of SRCC, University of Delhi in collaboration with IIM-Ahmedabad, have taken the first-of-its-kind initiative to organize an International Summit called ‘Global Millennium Summit 2017, at the hub of business and innovation, Dubai.
  2. Who has been elected as the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh?
    A) Keshav Prasad Maurya
    B) Dinesh Sharma
    C) Rajnath Singh
    D) Yogi Adityanath
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The BJP elected Gorakhpur Lok Sabha MP Yogi Adityanath, a firebrand Hindutva leader, as the new Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister in a meeting. BJP also decided to reward two of its workers as it gave the post of Deputy Chief Ministers to Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma.
  3. What per cent of reservation has Punjab given to women in Panchayati Raj institutions and urban local bodies?
    A) 30%
    B) 33%
    C) 50%
    D) 55%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Punjab is the first state to give 33 per cent reservation for women in jobs, including contractual appointments, and 50 per cent reservation to them in Panchayati Raj institutions and urban local bodies
  4. 1st Haryana Sahitya Sangam has been organized in which city?
    A) Karnal
    B) Panchkula
    C) Faridabad
    D) Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The first Haryana Sahitya Sangam begins at Indradhanush Auditorium, Panchkula.
  5. What is the name of goggles developed by a student from Arunachal Pradesh to help the visually impaired detect obstacles on their path and has also been awarded Dinanath Pandey Smart Idea Innovation Award?
    A) Goggle for Support
    B) Goggle for You
    C) Detection Goggle
    D) Goggle for Blind
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : A high school student in Arunachal Pradesh named Anang Tadar has invented a unique pair of goggles that uses ultrasound and infrared sensors to help the visually impaired detect obstacles on their path. He has been awarded with the Dinanath Pandey Smart Idea Innovation Award for inventing a gadget called Goggle for Blind (G4B).
  6. Recently ICRISAT and ICAR came together to work together on crop improvement and agronomy programmes. Where is the headquarter of ICRISAT located?
    A) Telangana
    B) Kerala
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Patancheru, Hyderabad, Telangana
  7. Which country will host the fifth edition of the Blind Cricket World Cup in 2018?
    A) India
    B) Pakistan
    C) England
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The fifth edition of the tournament, to be played in ODI format, will be hosted by Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) in the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan in January 2018.
  8. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of fifth edition of the Blind Cricket World Cup?
    A) Rahul Dravid
    B) Sachin Tendulkar
    C) Shahid Afridi
    D) Inzamam Ul Haq
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Pakistan Cricketer Shahid Afridi
  9. Which city will host BWF World Championships 2019?
    A) Beijing
    B) Basel
    C) Nanjing
    D) Bangkok
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The Swiss city of Basel will host the BWF World Championships 2019.
  10. Ashwin Sundar who passed away recently in a car accident was related to which sports?
    A) Football
    B) Tennis
    C) Car Racing
    D) Cricket
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : Car Racing

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (19 March 2017) – The Hindu

  1. Yogi Adityanath is the ____ Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
    A) 30th
    B) 31st
    C) 32nd
    D) 33rd
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : 32nd
  2. Nurang Tazap who dies recently was a/an ____
    A) Jounalist
    B) Politician
    C) Singer
    D) Author
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Minister from Arunachal Pradesh
  3. POSCO is a multinational steel-making company headquartered in which country?
    A) Japan
    B) China
    C) South Korea
    D) France
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : South Korean steel giant POSCO has offered to return the land it had acquired for a mega steel plant proposed more than a decade ago, to the Odisha government.
  4. The National Health Policy (NHP) proposes to raise public health expenditure as a percentage of the GDP from the current 1.15% to 2.5% by which year?
    A) 2020
    B) 2025
    C) 2030
    D) 2035
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : By 2025
  5. Maharashtra Government in its state budget has announced to double income of farmer by which year?
    A) 2021
    B) 2022
    C) 2025
    D) 2027
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : By 2021

 

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