Current Affairs Quiz: March 23, 2017

This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  22 March 2017. The Second Part contains Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 23 March 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 22 March 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of March 22, 2017

  1. RBI has signed MoU on Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information with the central bank of which country?
    A) Benin
    B) Chad
    C) Nigeria
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Reserve Bank of India has announced its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information” with the Central Bank of Nigeria.
  2. Merger of Bhartiya Mahila Bank with SBI will become effective from which date?
    A) 1 June 2017
    B) 1 July 2017
    C) 1 April 2017
    D) 1 October 2017
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : RBI has announced that the BMB will be merged with the State Bank of India on April 1, along with five associate banks.
  3. Asian Development Bank (ADB) and India have signed a ______ loan for improving roads in Madhya Pradesh in line with the State’s Road Development Plan.
    A) $380 million
    B) $350 million
    C) $430 million
    D) $250 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed here today a $350 million loan for improving about 1,500 kilometers of major district roads in Madhya Pradesh in line with the State’s Road Development Plan. Along with ADB’s loan, the Government of Madhya Pradesh will provide counterpart support of $150 million. The project will run for almost four years with an expected completion date of March 2021.
  4. CoinTribe has tied up with which of the following Rating agency to simplify MSME loan facilitation.
    A) CRISIL
    B) CARE
    C) CARE
    D) SMERA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : India’s leading online lending marketplace CoinTribe has announced a strategic alliance with SMERA Ratings Limited.
  5. Government has launched National Water Quality Sub Mission on Arsenic and Fluoride to provide safe drinking water in the country by _____ .
    A) April 2019
    B) March 2019
    C) April 2021
    D) March 2021
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The Centre launched National Water Quality Sub Mission on Arsenic and Fluoride to provide safe drinking water to about 28,000 affected habitations in the country by March 2021
  6. What is the outlay of the National Water Quality Sub Mission on Arsenic and Fluoride?
    A) Rs 500 crore
    B) Rs 2,000 crore
    C) Rs 20,000 crore
    D) Rs 25,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Rs 25,000 crore
  7. Government of India has a target to triple nuclear power generation in the country by which year?
    A) 2022
    B) 2023
    C) 2024
    D) 2025
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Nuclear power generation capacity in the country is expected to reach nearly 15,000 MW by 2024 as the government has expedited the process of setting up new plants.
  8. Which country has topped Human Development Index (HDI) 2016 released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)?
    A) Australia
    B) Norway
    C) Switzerland
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The top three countries in HDI were Norway, Australia and Switzerland. India came down by one slot and was ranked 131st among 188 countries on Human Development Index (HDI) 2016 released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  9. World’s Largest river island Majuli will become India’s first carbon neutral district by which year?
    A) 2019
    B) 2020
    C) 2021
    D) 2022
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Assam government has initiated a project to make World’s Largest river island Majuli the country’s first ever Carbon Neutral district by 2020.
  10. Which of the following became the first company to launch mobile payment service in India?
    A) Google
    B) Apple
    C) Samsung
    D) IBM
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Samsung has become the first company in India to launch its mobile payment service named Samsung pay.
  11. Which sports personality has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Gatorade sports drink?
    A) Saina Nehwal
    B) Sakshi Malik
    C) Dipa Karmakar
    D) PV Sindhu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : PV Sindhu will be the brand ambassador for Gatorade, PepsiCo’s sports based drink. The partnership is a reiteration of PepsiCo India’s commitment to popularise the benefits of its healthier food and beverage offerings to consumers.

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (23 March 2017) – The Hindu

  1. The Union Cabinet has cleared an amendment to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, to ensure that all teachers in position as on March 31, 2015, acquire the minimum qualifications till____________.
    A) April 1, 2018
    B) May 1, 2018
    C) April 1, 2020
    D) March 31, 2019
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. Where is the headquarter of VTB Bank?
    A) Russia
    B) France
    C) Germany
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : VTB Bank has decided to close its Indian Branch.
  3. Which Indian bowler has become the top ranked test cricket bowler?
    A) Ravichandran Ashwin
    B) Ravindra Jadeja
    C) Umesh Yadav
    D) Ishant Sharma
    View Answer
    Option B
  4. Ronnie Moran who died recently was related to which sports?
    A) Cricket
    B) Hockey
    C) Football
    D) Snooker
    View Answer
    Option C 

 

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