Current Affairs Quiz: March 2, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for March 2, 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. As per The Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act, 2017, what is the maximum number of specified bank note that that can be kept for study, research or numismatics after the expiry of grace period ?
    A) 10
    B) 15
    C) 20
    D) 25
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : For individuals – 10 ; For study related purpose – 25
    Now, possessing more than 10 pieces of old notes by individuals and more than 25 pieces for study, research or numismatics purposes would attract a fine of ₹10,000 or five times the value of the cash held, whichever is higher.
  2. People between age __ and __ will be allowed on Amarnath Yatra this year.
    A) 12 and 60
    B) 15 and 60
    C) 13 and 75
    D) 15 and 75
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Children below 13 and persons above 75 years will not be allowed to undertake the annual Amarnath Yatra, expected to begin from June 29.
  3. Who will be appointed India’s next Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and will take on from June 2017?
    A) Nitishwar Kumar
    B) Shri N Sivasailam
    C) J.S. Deepak
    D) Shri Prahlad Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Telecom Secretary J S Deepak was on 1 February named India’s next Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) from June this year. He will replace Smt. Anjali Prasad .
  4. Which Indian cricketer has won the Polly Umrigar Award?
    A) Virat Kohli
    B) Ravichandran Ashwin
    C) Rohit Sharma
    D) Ravindra Jadeja
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Virat Kohli. This the the 3rd time he has won this award.
  5. Where is the Headquarter of United World Wrestling (UWW)?
    A) New York
    B) Switzerland
    C) France
    D) Austria
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Wrestler Kripa Shankar Patel Bishnoi, who shot to fame after training Bollywood star Aamir Khan in the blockbuster movie ‘Dangal’, has become an international match referee. The United World Wrestling (UWW) has announced the inclusion of Arjuna awardee Bishnoi in its international panel of referees. Headquarter is located in Switzerland.
  6. FIFA has banned Amos Adamu for 2 years. He is from which country?
    A) Chad
    B) Libya
    C) Sudan
    D) Nigeria
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Nigeria’s former football official Amos Adamu was banned for two years by world governing body FIFA for ethics violations.
  7. Who has been named the with 2017 Harvard Humanitarian of the Year?
    A) Jennifer Lopez
    B) Katy Perry
    C) Rihanna
    D) Taylor Swift
    View Answer
    Option C
  8. Government has asked all banks to provide mobile banking (m-banking) facility to all customers by which date?
    A) 31 March 2017
    B) 1 June 2017
    C) 31 July 2017
    D) 1 October 2017
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The government has asked all banks to provide mobile banking facility to all customers by March 31 in a bid to push digital transactions.
  9. Shri Narendra Singh Tomar launched the Swachh Shakti Saptaah in which state?
    A) Punjab
    B) Haryana
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launched Swachh Shakti Saptah, a week-long programme of activities across the country to highlight the role of women in Swachh Bharat Mission and to recognize their leadership. Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, made the national launch of Swachh Shakti Saptaah in Gurugram, Haryana.
  10. What amount of money has Government approved to free India from cataract by 2022?
    A) Rs 806 crore
    B) Rs 756 crore
    C) Rs 726 crore
    D) Rs 826 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : With an aim to free India from cataract by 2022, the government has approved a Rs 756 crore scheme to treat over 700 lakh such patients in the next five years. The scheme would render Rs 2,000 as financial assistance for each operation, including cost of lenses.
  11. Which state has announced the launch of Deendayal Rasoi Yojna for poors?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Gujarat
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option C
  12. Which state has received the maximum registrations under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Haryana
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Kerala has achieved the maximum number of registrations under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime with at least 60 per cent of an estimated 2.5 lakh traders migrating to the new platform.
  13. Which state has launched custom-made software ANMOL for health care statistics and other records of patients.
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Odisha
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Telangana Health Minister C. Laxma Reddy launched a Tab with custom-made software ANMOL (ANM Online) that will enable them to go paperless while recording vital health care statistics and other records of patients. The application and the Tab which will facilitate Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) to maintain patient data in digital format and have it automatically backed-up in a central server.
  14. Which company has announced the launch of I&G (Infill & Growth) Project for Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd in India?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Intel
    C) Samsung
    D) ZTE
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Samsung announced today its innovative “I&G (Infill & Growth) Project” for Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd in India. This joint project was established to upgrade current LTE mobile communication services across India by expanding both the current network capacity as well as network coverage.
  15. Sarah Coyte is a cricketer from which country?
    A) New Zealand
    B) Australia
    C) West Indies
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Australian women cricketer Sarah Coyte, who was also a part of Australia’s 2014 World T20-winning squad, has announced her retirement from all forms of the game.

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