Current Affairs Quiz: March 22, 2017

This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  21 March 2017. The Second Part contains Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 22 March 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 21 March 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of March 21, 2017

  1. PayTm has introduced insurance cover to protect the money stored in Paytm Wallets. What is the maximum amount that can be insured as per the scheme?
    A) Rs 5,000
    B) Rs 10,000
    C) Rs 15,000
    D) Rs 20,000
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : All customers will be insured up to a limit of Rs. 20,000 or their wallet balance, whichever is lower.
  2. Government Aims To Make India A Global Biotech Hub By which year?
    A) 2025
    B) 2023
    C) 2022
    D) 2020
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Govt aims to develop India into a global innovation hub by 2020.
  3. Where will the 23rd Conference of Auditors General of Commonwealth nations and British Overseas Territories be held?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) New Delhi
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG) is going to host the Conference which is scheduled to be held from 21-23 March, 2017 at New Delhi. This is the first time India is hosting this prestigious conference.
  4. Which city has been ranked cheapest to live in worldwide as per the report by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)?
    A) Singapore
    B) Almaty
    C) Lagos
    D) Karachi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Cheapest- Almaty(Kazakhstan); Most Expensive: Singapore
  5. How many Indian city got place in the Cost of living index of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)?
    A) 3
    B) 4
    C) 5
    D) 6
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore
  6. As per the Forbes list which India stands at which place as per the number of billionaires?
    A) third
    B) fourth
    C) fifth
    D) sixth
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : With US at the top, India is at 4th spot.
  7. As per an MoU signed between Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu and visiting Vice-Prime Minister of Mauritius NBCC will execute a social housing project in Mauritius. What is the cost of this project?
    A) USD 10 million
    B) USD 15 million
    C) USD  25 million
    D) USD  20 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : NBCC, a Navratna construction major under the Ministry of Urban Development will execute a US $ 20 million (Rs.130 cr) social housing project in Mauritius.
  8. Which city will host the 2nd India-UAE conference on globalisation?
    A) Abu Dhabi
    B) Delhi
    C) Dubai
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Dubai, UAE
  9. Soumya Swaminathan has been named to a high-level group set up by UN to coordinate the global fight against antimicrobial resistance. She is the director of which of the following organization?
    A) ICMR
    B) AIIMS
    C) AFMC
    D) NIPER
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Indian Council of Medical Research director Soumya Swaminathan has been named to a high-level group set up by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to provide expertise on and coordinate the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.
  10. What is the theme for 2017 International Day of Forest?
    A) Forests for renewable energy
    B) Source of Energy: Forest
    C) Forests and Energy
    D) Forest and You
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Celebrated on 21 March. Theme for 2017 is: Forests and Energy

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (22 March 2017) – The Hindu

  1. What is India’s rank in the human development index (HDI) as per the Human Development Report (HDR) released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    A) 122
    B) 130
    C) 131
    D) 133
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : India is ranked 131 out of 188 countries in a list that is topped by Norway.
  2. Government has decided to lower the limit on cash transaction from Rs 3 lakh to Rs ____
    A) 1 lakh
    B) 2 lakh
    C) 2.5 lakh
    D) 2.75 lakh
    View Answer
    Option B
  3. India will be the third largest consumer market by the year ____ as per the report by The Boston Consulting Group.
    A) 2025
    B) 2020
    C) 2023
    D) 2030
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : India is set to be the world’s third largest consumer market by 2025 with consumption expected to triple to $4 trillion by then as rising income drives changes in consumer behaviours and spending patterns, The Boston Consulting Group said in a report.
  4. The merger of Vodafone and Idea will create a new entity that will be the world’s ___ largest telecom operator
    A) First
    B) Second
    C) Third
    D) Fourth
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Second after China Mobile.
  5. As per FSSAI new regulation, an imported food item with less than ____ per cent of shell life left will not be allowed to enter the Indian market.
    A) 40%
    B) 50%
    C) 55%
    D) 60%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : 60%

 

 

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