Current Affairs Quiz: March 24, 2017

This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  23 March 2017. The Second Part contains Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 24 March 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 23 March 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of March 23, 2017

  1. Assam government has signed MoU with which of the following bank to provide interest subsidy at the rate of 3.50% for housing loan and at suitable rate to make education loan at 4%?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) State Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : To provide housing loan and educational loan at subsidised interest rates to the employees of the state government, a MoU was signed on between the Assam government and State Bank of India. The government will provide interest subsidy at the rate of 3.50% for housing loan and at suitable rate to make education loan at 4%.
  2. As per the amendment proposed to National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1981, the authorized capital of NABARD will be increased from Rs 5000 crore to ______
    A) Rs. 30,000 crore
    B) Rs. 10,000 crore
    C) Rs. 20,000 crore
    D) Rs. 25,000 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The Amendments, include provisions that enable Central Government to increase the authorized capital of NABARD from Rs. 5,000 crore to Rs. 30,000 crore and to increase it beyond Rs. 30,000 crore in consultation with RBI, as deemed necessary from time to time. Transfer of 0.4 per cent. equity of RBI in NABARD amounting to Rs. 20 crores to the Government of India.
  3. Recently an MoU was signed between CERT-ln and US Homeland Security Department on cooperation in the field of Cyber Security. Where is the headquarter of CERT-In located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) New Delhi
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : New Delhi. Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-ln) comes under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
  4. What is India’s rank in Global Energy Architecture Performance Index of WEF?
    A) 90
    B) 85
    C) 87
    D) 127
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Top- Switzerland. India – 87
  5. Port of Chittagong is located in?
    A) Nepal
    B) India
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : New Delhi will carry out a survey to lay one more new railway line between India and Bangladesh to access the Chittagong international sea port and ease connectivity with the landlocked northeast region. The Port of Chittagongis the largest seaport in Bangladesh.
  6. Government of Goa has annouched to make Goa Open Defecation free by ____ .
    A) October 2, 2018
    B) April 1, 2019
    C) April 1, 2020
    D) October 2, 2019
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Goa Governor Mridula Sinha has announced that by October 2, 2019, when the country celebrates Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, Goa may well see a complete end to open defecation.
  7. Which of the following company has launched Digital Payment Security alliance along with MeitY.
    A) Microsoft
    B) IBM
    C) Google
    D) Samsung
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : In line with the government’s vision to proliferate the digital growth and empower citizens digitally, Google and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) have announced ‘Digital Payment Security alliance’ initiative that aims to create community awareness on safe and secure digital practices
  8. Which of the following company is going to acquire 4G business of Tikona?
    A) Reliance
    B) Airtel
    C) Vodafone
    D) Idea
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Bharti Airtel has announced an agreement with Tikona Digital Networks to acquire the latter’s 4G business, including the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles for around Rs 1,600 crore.
  9. Economy of which country has been ranked the top performing in terms of overall strength and vitality as per Asia Competitiveness Annual Report 2017?
    A) India
    B) Malaysia
    C) China
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : China
  10. Who has been awarded the 2017 Abel Prize?
    A) Robert Langlands
    B) Edward Witten
    C) Donald Coxeter
    D) Yves Meyer
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Yves Meyer was honored largely “for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets”.
  11. Ankur Mittal is related to which sports?
    A) Hockey
    B) Football
    C) Shooting
    D) Lawn Tennis
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Indian shooter Ankur Mittal clinched his first World Cup gold medal by defeating Australian James Willet in the finals of the men’s double trap event at the at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (24 March 2017) – The Hindu

  1. Ashokamitran who passed away recently was a writer in which language?
    A) Malayalam
    B) Tamil
    C) Gujarati
    D) Hindi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Ashokamitran is the pen name of Jagadisa Thyagarajan, an Indian writer regarded one of the most influential figures in post-independent Tamil literature.
  2. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved the membership of how many countries to join as its member?
    A) 10
    B) 12
    C) 13
    D) 25
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved the membership of 13 more countries. With 57 founding members, the AIIB which was established in 2015 aims to provide financing to address the daunting infrastructure needs across Asia. The 13 new additions will take the total number of members of AIIB to 70.
  3. Who has won the first Kuldip Nayar journalism award?
    A) Sudhir Chaudhary
    B) Barkha Dutt
    C) Ravish Kumar
    D) Arnab Goswami
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Ravish Kumar
  4. On March 23, 2017 India observed the Martyrs day of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru. This was the _____ Martyrs day.
    A) 84th
    B) 85th
    C) 86th
    D) 87th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : 86th

 

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