Current Affairs Quiz: March 25, 2017

This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  24 March 2017. The Second Part contains Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 25 March 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 24 March 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of March 24, 2017

  1. Which Insurance Ombudsman has become the first to receive ISO 9001:2015 certification by STQC?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Kolkata
    C) Lucknow
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The Office of the Insurance Ombudsman, Delhi established under Redressal of Public Grievances, 1998, to deal with consumer complaints against the Insurance Companies operating in General Insurance business and Life Insurance business has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification by Standardisation, Testing and Quality Certification. Out of 17 offices of the Insurance Ombudsman across the country, the Delhi office of Insurance Ombudsman has got the distinction of First Office being certified as ISO 9001 : 2015 office.
  2. How much amount has World Bank committed for the Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project?
    A) US$ 100.00 million
    B) US$ 122.00 million
    C) US$ 125.00 million
    D) US$ 150.00 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : World Bank has committed UD$ 100 million. Total Project outlay is $ 125 million.
  3. The World Bank funded Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project aims to improve the health care services in how many district of the state?
    A) 10
    B) 11
    C) 12
    D) 13
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : In all the 13 districts of Uttarakhand.
  4. Government has removed the Tax Collection at Source(TCS) on cash purchase above Rs 2 lakh. What per cent TCS was charged earlier for such transactions?
    A) 1%
    B) 2%
    C) 3%
    D) 4%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : This 1% TCS started with previous budget and has now been removed after ban on transaction above Rs 2 lakh is proposed.
  5. Under the Namami Gange programme the government has set an objective that no untreated municipal sewage or industrial effluent will be discharged into River Ganga by the year _____ .
    A) 2019
    B) 2020
    C) 2021
    D) 2022
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Minister of State for River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Vijay Goyal said the government has set an objective that no untreated municipal sewage or industrial effluent will be discharged into River Ganga by 2020 under Namami Gange programme.
  6. Which state has topped in linking Aadhaar number with Jan Dhan Accounts?
    A) Tripura
    B) Telangana
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : As on March 15, Andhra Pradesh had linked 87.73 per cent of its Jan-Dhan accounts with Aadhaar numbers. This was followed by Tripura at 87.08 per cent and Telangana 83.56 per cent.
  7. Which state has launched Idea2POC (Proof of Concept) fund of Rs10 crore for women entrepreneurs?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Gujarat
    C) Telangana
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Karnataka government announced the new Idea2POC (Idea to Proof of Concept) fund of Rs 10-crore fund for women entrepreneurs, through which the Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology. Karnataka already has three other Idea2POC funds, one for all technology sectors (Rs 10 crore), one focused on agriculture (Rs 2.5 crore) and another focused on tourism (Rs 2.5 crore).
     
  8. What is the maximum loan that can be sanctioned under the Idea2POC (Proof of Concept) fund for women entrepreneurs set up by the IT, BT and S&T Department, under the MultiSector Startup Policy of Karnataka.
    A) Rs 10 lakh
    B) Rs 20 lakh
    C) Rs 25 lakh
    D) Rs 50 lakh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Under this (Idea2POC) scheme, the Karnataka Department of IT, BT and S&T will fund upto Rs50 lakh for any woman innovator looking for funds for Proof of Concept validation, certification, and cover costs in manufacturing of pilot devices.
  9. India’s first vertical garden has come up in which city?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Mumbai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Ahmedabad
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Emulating China and Italy’s vertical forests, Bengaluru got its first vertical garden, which it hopes will help in curbing pollution and in beautifying the city. SayTrees, an NGO, installed the first vertical garden in the city on one of the pillars of the Hosur Road flyover
  10. What is the rank of SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya in the Fortune’s top 50 greatest leaders ranking?
    A) 19th
    B) 24th
    C) 26th
    D) 36th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : State Bank of India (SBI) chief Arundhati Bhattacharya has been ranked 26th in the Fortune’s top 50 greatest leaders. She is the only Indian corporate leader in the list. Theo Epstein, president of Chicago Cubs tops the ranks of the greatest global leaders in business, government, philanthropy, and the arts, followed by Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Pope Francis, Melinda Gates, and Jeff Bezos.
  11. A-Z GST Guide Programme has been rolled out by which e-commerce company for its seller?
    A) Flipkart
    B) Snapdeal
    C) Amazon
    D) Shopclues
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : E-commerce major Amazon India has come out with a new programme for sellers to get insights and help related to the goods and services tax (GST), which is set to be rolled out from July 1. Called the ‘A-Z GST Guide’, the programme in its pilot phase has already helped train over 5,000 sellers on the Amazon platform to get ready for GST.
  12. Where will be the headquarter of the Cloud Region that will be set up by Google in India?
    A) Delhi
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Mumbai
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : As adoption of public cloud increases in India, Google is setting up a Cloud Region in the country later this year. The Cloud Region, to be head-quartered in Mumbai, will have three zones, covering the whole of the country.
  13. Vani Kapoor is related to which sports?
    A) Hockey
    B) Tennis
    C) Shooting
    D) Golf
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : New Delhi’s Vani Kapoor carded three-over 74 in the final round to claim her second title in the sixth leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2017 at the Poona Club Golf Course.
  14. Scientists from which country are testing ‘artificial Sun’?
    A) France
    B) Germany
    C) China
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : German scientists are testing an ‘artificial Sun’, a massive light array for making hydrogen fuel by dissociating water molecules. The array consists of 140 Xenon lamps, typically used as cinematic spotlights, in a honeycomb pattern focused on an 8-inch-by-8-inch patch.
  15. To commemorate Golden Jubilee of National Dairy Development Board’s (NDDB) launched a book titled _____ .
    A) 50 Years – Revolution in Milk Industr y
    B) 50 Years – The Great Revolution by NDDB
    C) 50 Years – The Great Indian Milk Revolution
    D) 50 Years – Revolutionary Milk Production
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh launched Coffee Table Book titled “50 Years – The Great Indian Milk Revolution” commemorating National Dairy Development Board’s (NDDB) Golden Jubilee year.

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (25 March 2017) – The Hindu

  1. Odisha Government has decided to make ____ percent gram panchayats to be poverty-free within the next two years.
    A) 10%
    B) 20%
    C) 25%
    D) 30%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : 20%
  2. SEBI has barred Reliance Industries Limited(RIL), and 12 other entities, from dealing — directly or indirectly — in the equity derivatives market for _____ year.
    A) one
    B) two
    C) three
    D) four
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : For 1 years
  3. Government has made Aadhaar number mandatory for mobile numbers. Any unverified mobile phone number, or any number that is not linked to Aadhaar, will be illegal after ________
    A) 1 April 2018
    B) 1 June 2018
    C) 6 February 2018
    D) 6 March 2018
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : 6 February 2018.
  4. Which country will host the Blue Flag Exercise in which for the first time Indian forces will participate?
    A) Russia
    B) France
    C) Israel
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Blue Flag is a military aviation exercise held by the Israeli Air Force.
  5. Indian Railways has increased the concessional period for private investors to make investment in station redevelopment programme from 40 years to ______.
    A) 45 years
    B) 50 years
    C) 55 years
    D) 60 years
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : 60 years

 

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