Current Affairs Quiz: March 5, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for March 5, 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. As per the directive if RBI, a bank which refuses to exchange soiled notes from people will have to pay a fine of _____ .
    A) Rs 5,000
    B) Rs 10,000
    C) Rs 20,000
    D) Rs 50,000
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The Reserve Bank of India has clarified that currency notes which have messages scribbled on it are legal tender. The notes however, cease to be legal tender if message scribbled on it is political in nature. The RBI had issued a circular in 2016 which stated that bank branches that refuse to exchange soiled notes from people will have to pay a penalty of Rs 10,000.
  2. Government has made Aadhaar card mandatory for people who want to avail the benefit of Midday meal scheme. What is the last day to enroll for Aadhar Card?
    A) 1 April 2017
    B) 1 October 2017
    C) 30 June 2017
    D) 31 July 2017
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Cook-cum-helpers working under the Midday meal scheme as well as the student beneficiaries will now be required to have an Aadhaar card to avail the facility with the HRD ministry mandating the same. The Department of School Education and Literacy (DSEL), under the Human Resource Development ministry, has decided to give a window till June 30 to those who do not have an Aadhaar card yet.
  3. Which state has given official status to language Kurukh?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Kurukh, an endangered tribal language of the Dravidian family, is set to get a new lease of life in West Bengal. It is spoken by the Oraon tribal community.
  4. Operation Thunder Bird was carried out by?
    A) Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB)
    B) National Green Tribunal(NGT)
    C) Wildlife Trust of India
    D) National Tiger Conservation Authority
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has successfully coordinated Operation Thunder Bird from January 30 to February 19, 2017 in its fight to end poaching of India’s wildlife animals. It also had convened Operation Save Kurma, a species specific operation on turtles between 15 December 2016 and 30 January 2017.
  5. Telangana government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at supporting the digitisation efforts of the state with which organization?
    A) TCS
    B) Google India
    C) Infosys
    D) Mphasis Limited.
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Google India and Telangana government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at supporting the digitisation efforts of the state.
  6. Which company will partner with Nokia for 5G and IoT applications?
    A) Bharti Airtel
    B) Idea Cellular
    C) Reliance Communications Ltd.
    D) BSNL
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : In a strategic move, Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia and India’s largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel have announced to create a strategic roadmap for network evolution to the 5G-technology standard and Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled devices.
  7. Which company has started “SheLeadsTech” program that will give women-founded/co-founded start-ups access to a year-long program that provides tools, mentorship and resources to help overcome some of the barriers they face?
    A) Google
    B) Microsoft
    C) Accenture
    D) Facebook
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Facebook
  8. Rene Preval who passed away recently was former President of which country?
    A) Cuba
    B) Haiti
    C) Mexico
    D) Brazil
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : René Garcia Préval was a Haitian politician and agronomist who twice served as President of Haiti, from February 7, 1996 to February 7, 2001
  9. Which two states have signed agreement on Shahpur Kandi Dam project?
    A) Punjab and Haryana
    B) Haryana and Jammu & Kashmir
    C) Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir
    D) Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : A renewed agreement between Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir has been sealed for the completion of the Shahpur Kandi Dam project, work on which was halted two years ago following a dispute.
  10. Who is the author of the book ” Numbers Do Lie: 61 Hidden Cricket Stories”?
    A) Kapil Dev
    B) Aakash Chopra
    C) Sanjay Manjrekar
    D) Harsha Bhogle
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra released his latest book ‘Numbers Do Lie’ at an event in Delhi. Also present at the launch was former India captain and arguably India’s greatest ever all-rounder — Kapil Dev.

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