Current Affairs Quiz: March 4, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for March 4, 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. What is the minimum Balance criteria for State Bank of India account in Metropolitan area?
    A) Rs 1,000
    B) Rs 2,000
    C) Rs 3,000
    D) Rs 5,000
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Making it compulsory for account-holders to maintain a minimum balance, the State Bank of India (SBI) has announced that it will be charging defaulters a penalty from April 1 onwards. Making maintenance of Rs 5,000 mandatory for accounts in metropolitan areas, Rs 3,000 in urban areas, Rs 2,000 in semi-urban areas and Rs 1,000 in rural areas, the SBI listed out the charges to be effective from April 1.
  2. Name the information utility (IU) set up by the government to enable the banking sector tackle the problem of stressed assets.
    A) Banking E- Assets Manager
    B) National E-Governance Services
    C) Stressed Assets E- Manager
    D) National Asset Manager
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : To enable the banking sector tackle the problem of stressed assets, which now stands at about Rs 12 lakh crore, the Centre has set up an information utility (IU) called National E-Governance Services.
  3. Odisha government has signed an MoU with which of the following to support Startup Odisha?
    A) Microsoft India
    B) Mindtree
    C) Invest India
    D) C-DAC
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : To promote start-ups in the state, the Odisha government has signed an agreement with Invest India, the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of the Union ministry of commerce and industries.
  4. Telangana has signed an MoU with which state to promote tourism?
    A) Tripura
    B) Assam
    C) Manipur
    D) Meghalaya
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation is to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Assam Government for joint promotion of tourism places in each of their respective States with the active participation of the travel industry.
  5. Which state government has made Sanskrit language compulsory for students till class 8?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Haryana
    C) Tripura
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has announced that Sanskrit will be made a compulsory language for students up to class 8 in the state.
  6. Which states Handicrafts Development Center is known as Poompuhar?
    A) Kerala
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Odisha
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited, popularly known as Poompuhar, will join hands with National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Hyderabad, to create contemporary designs.
  7. Rotary South Asia Literacy Summit was held in which city?
    A) Chennai
    B) Mumbai
    C) Ahmedabad
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Rotary, as part of its India Literacy Mission, is organising the ‘Rotary South Asia Lieracy Summit’ in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  8. The ‘Amma Kalviyagam’ portal launched in Tamil Nadu is a part of ____ .
    A) The Vision TN 2025
    B) The Vision TN 2030
    C) The Vision TN 2023
    D) The Vision TN 2020
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The portal, which will help students get assistance from reputed teachers free of cost, was an initiative in line with Jayalalithaa’s Vision TN 2023, where she had set goals for development in various sectors, including education.
  9. Who has been appointed as the chairperson of Inland Waterways of India?
    A) Amitabh Verma
    B) Vandita Sharma
    C) Nutan Guha Biswas
    D) A Vijay Anand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Nutan Guha Biswas
  10. Who has been appointed as Secretary of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)?
    A) Bala Prasad
    B) A Vijay Anand
    C) A Verma
    D) T Jacob
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Senior IAS officer T Jacob has been appointed as Secretary, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
  11. DMRC has announced that Metro Card will be made non-refundable after ?
    A) 1 June 2017
    B) 1 July 2017
    C) 1 April 2017
    D) 1 October 2017
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Following directives issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and to make smart cards interoperable, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announced that all cards issued on and after April 1, 2017, will be non-refundable. Passengers who have old cards will also not be able to seek a refund of the balance on their cards, barring the security deposit.
  12. Rotary India will support clean Ganga mission through their ‘WASH in Schools’ program. What does WASH stands for?
    A) Water, Standards and Health
    B) Water, Students and Health
    C) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
    D) Water, Sanitation and Health
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools.
  13. Telecom major Bharti Airtel has entered into an agreement with Millicom International Cellular to combine the operations of their respective subsidiaries in which country?
    A) Togo
    B) Ghana
    C) Burkina Faso
    D) Cote d’Ivoire
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Telecom major Bharti Airtel has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Millicom International Cellular to combine the operations of their respective subsidiaries in Ghana.
  14. Which Indian journalist has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at The Political and Public Life Awards in London.
    A) Vijay Patel
    B) H S Rao
    C) Bhiku Patel
    D) Virendra Trivedi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : H S Rao, veteran Indian journalist of the Press Trust of India news agency in the UK, has received a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his illustrious career spanning nearly five decades.
  15. Which country topped the Medal Tally List at ISSF World Cup?
    A) China
    B) Australia
    C) Japan
    D) Italy
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : China – Top ; India – 5th
  16. Foal Eagle Exercise is a Field Training Exercise held conducted between which two country?
    A) Japan and South Korea
    B) US and Japan
    C) US and South Korea
    D) China and US
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : United States and South Korean troops kicked off the 2017 iteration of their large-scale annual Foal Eagle exercise.
  17. Who will be honored by John F. Kennedy Foundation’s ‘Profile in Courage’ award this year?
    A) Narendra Modi
    B) Barack Obama
    C) Donald Trump
    D) Vladimir Putin
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Former US President Barack Obama will be honoured by John F. Kennedy Foundation’s ‘Profile in Courage’ award this year.
  18. Which country has won the “Most Popular Tourism Destination Award” at the Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF) in China?
    A) India
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Nepal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Sri Lanka won the “Most Popular Tourism Destination Award” at the Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF) in China.
  19. Yumnam Yaima Singh who passed away recently was a/an ____.
    A) Singer
    B) Author
    C) Politician
    D) Sportsperson
    View Answer
    Option C
  20. Raymond Kopa who passed away recently was related to which sports?
    A) Boxing
    B) Weightlifting
    C) Hockey
    D) Football
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Real Madrid star and the first French player to have won the Ballon d’Or award, Raymond Kopa has died at the age of 85 .

 

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