Current Affairs Quiz: March 3, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for March 3, 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 exam.

  1. Which city will host the Permanent Indus Commission Meet in March 2017?
    A) Lahore, Pakistan
    B) Delhi, India
    C) Islamabad, Pakistan
    D) Mumbai, India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : India is set to participate in the meeting of Permanent Indus Commission, scheduled to be held in Lahore in March. Pakistan forwarded the invitation to India to resolve the Indus Water Treaty (IWT)
  2. Aadhaar number has been made mandatory for senior citizens to avail concessions in train tickets from which date?
    A) 1 March 2017
    B) 1 April 2017
    C) 1 May 2017
    D) 1 June 2017
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Aadhaar number has been made mandatory for senior citizens to avail concessions in train tickets from April 1, 2017.
  3. Who is the Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigating Team (SIT) on black money?
    A) Justice M B Shah
    B) Justice Adarsh Sein Anand
    C) Justice Deepak Gupta
    D) Justice Arijit Pasayat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Chairman – Justice M B Shah ; Deputy Chairman – Justice Arijit Pasayat
    Justice (retd) Arijit Pasayat, deputy chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigating Team (SIT) on black money, on March 2, 2017 disclosed that so far around Rs 70,000 crore had been detected in black money, including over Rs 16,000 crore by Indians stashing funds abroad.
  4. National Green Tribunal(NGT) has banned all camping activity from Shivpuri to Rishikesh on beaches along the Ganga which falls within ____ meters of the river.
    A) 500 meters
    B) 250 meters
    C) 100 meters
    D) 200 meters
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The National Green Tribunal on March 2,2017 prohibited all camping activity from Shivpuri to Rishikesh on beaches along the Ganga which fall within 100 meters of the river. The roughly 50 km stretch between Shivpuri to Rishikesh is a hub of ecotourism and river rafting.
  5. The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet has approved to make ____ as the second capital of Himachal Pradesh.
    A) Manali
    B) Dalhousie
    C) Dharamshala
    D) Palampur
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Nearly one-and-a-half months after Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh declared Dharamshala – an upcoming ‘smart city’ of Himachal Pradesh as ‘second capital,’ the state cabinet today put its seal on the move.
  6. Who has been appointed as the New Secretary General of SAARC?
    A) Ahmad Naser Khan
    B) Ahmed Ali Zardari
    C) Amjad Hussain B. Sial
    D) Imran Ali Khan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : H.E. Mr. Amjad Hussain B. Sial has assumed charge of the office of Secretary General of SAARC from 01 March 2017, on completion of the tenure of former Secretary General.
  7. Cricketer Dwayne Smith who has announced his retirement from the game plays for which team?
    A) England
    B) South Africa
    C) New Zealand
    D) West Indies
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith, who made his last appearance for the national side at the 2015 World Cup, has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.
  8. RBI has asked Financial Literacy Centres to conduct special camps on “going digital” through Unified Payments Interface and the *99# service for one year beginning from which date?
    A) May 1, 2017
    B) July 1, 2017
    C) April 1, 2017
    D) October 1, 2017
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Reserve Bank of India has advised bank-operated Financial Literacy Centres to conduct special camps for one year beginning April 1, 2017 on “going digital” through Unified Payments Interface and the *99# service, in view of the government’s emphasis on increasing digital transactions post-demonetisation.
  9. Which insurance company has tied up with ET Money to launch country’s first data-led group term insurance plan?
    A) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    B) HDFC Life Insurance
    C) IDBI Federal Life Insurance
    D) Aviva India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : HDFC Life has announced the launch of an exclusive data-led group term insurance plan in partnership with ET Money, the Times Internet backed financial services app.
  10. Swachhta Pakhwada is being observed by the Ministry of Women & Child Development throughout the country. It aims to make India Open Defecation Free by which year?
    A) 2018
    B) 2019
    C) 2020
    D) 2021
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : It aims to achieve the goal of universal sanitation, hygiene and ‘open defecation free’ India by 2019.
  11. Who has been appointed as the chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)?
    A) Rameshwar Oraon
    B) Kunwar singh
    C) Urmila Singh
    D) Nand Kumar Sai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Senior tribal leader from Chhattisgarh and ex-parliamentarian Nand Kumar Sai today assumed charge as chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST). The 71-year-old Sai succeeds Rameshwar Oraon
  12. Which university has won the annual Visitor’s Award for the ‘Best University’, 2017?
    A) Banaras Hindu University(BHU)
    B) Aligarh Muslim University(AMU)
    C) Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
    D) Visva Bharati University(VBU)
    View Answer
    Option C
  13. Name the Weapon Locating Radar(WLR) which DRDO has handed over to Indian Army.
    A) WLR Swathi
    B) WLR Shweta
    C) WLR Samrat
    D) WLR Swastik
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : WLR Swathi
  14. Snapdeal has partnered with which company to enhance consumer experience?
    A) Truecaller
    B) Freecaller
    C) Smartcaller
    D) Newcaller
    View Answer
    Option A
  15. NASSCOM has predicted the FY17 revenue growth target for the software sector at ?
    A) 8-10%
    B) 10-12%
    C) 6-8%
    D) 12-14%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Software services industry lobby Nasscom said it expects the sector to grow at 8-10 per cent next financial year (FY) but added that a clearer picture will emerge only over the next two to three months.

 

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