Current Affairs Quiz: March 6, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for March 6, 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. Who is the current chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC)?
    A) P. V. Narasimha Rao
    B) M. Venkaiah Naidu
    C) K V Thomas
    D) R.S. Prasad
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : As NPAs of public sector banks soared to a staggering Rs 6.8 lakh crore, the chairman of a key Parliamentary panel has favoured naming and shaming corporate houses which default on repayment of bank loans. PAC chief K V Thomas hopes “naming and shaming” such corporate houses may help financial institutions get back their money.
  2. What is the height of the tallest Indian flag hoisted at the Attari-Wagah joint check post in Punjab?
    A) 293 feet
    B) 300 feet
    C) 325 feet
    D) 360 feet
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : India’s tallest national flag, measuring 360 feet, was hoisted at the Attari-Wagah joint check post in Punjab. A 293-foot tall tricolour in Ranchi had held the record earlier.
  3. As per a report by GSM Association which country will lead the world in smart phone adoption during 2016-20 perioid?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) Japan
    D) France
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : India will lead the world in smart phone adoption with a net addition of 350 million connections in 2016-20. A GSM Association report released in Barcelona says, the estimates are based on the GSMA Intelligence Consumer Survey 2016 conducted across 56 countries on the mobile usage trend.
  4. Where is the headquarter of GSM Association located?
    A) New York
    B) London
    C) Geneva
    D) Vienna
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Headquarter- London ; Chairperson- Sunil Bharti Mittal
  5. Recently government has launched survey to ascertain Gangetic dolphin numbers. From which place this survey started?
    A) Varanasi, UP
    B) Narora, UP
    C) Allahabad, UP
    D) Harshil, Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The first leg of the census was launched on March 1 from Narora in Uttar Pradesh to Bijnor (covering distance of nearly 165 km to establish the number of the national aquatic animal.
  6. Andhra Pradesh government has approved to rename Vijayawada Airport as _____ .
    A) Salur Rajeswara Rao-Amaravati Airport
    B) Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna-Amaravati Airport
    C) Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao-Amaravati Airport
    D) Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam-Amaravati Airport
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Vijayawada Airport in Gannavaram has been renamed as ‘Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao-Amaravati Airport’ after the legendary actor and founder of the ruling Telugu Desam Party, and the new capital of Andhra Pradesh.
    The Tirupati Airport has been renamed as ‘Sri Venkateswara Airport’ after Lord Venkateswara of the temple town.
  7. Odisha government has set the target to make Bhubaneswar completely Wi-Fi enabled by ____ .
    A) January 2018
    B) December 2017
    C) April 2018
    D) November 2018
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The Odisha government has set a target to make Bhubaneswar completely Wi-Fi enabled by November 2018 as the state gears up to host the men’s Hockey World Cup-2018.
  8. Which state has launched ‘Tirtha Darshan’ scheme for its senior citizens belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families?
    A) Punjab
    B) Haryana
    C) Gujarat
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Haryana Assembly announced ‘Tirtha Darshan’ scheme, under which senior citizens of the state will be able to go on pilgrimage within the country on government expenses.
  9. Which metro corporation has entered the Limca Book of World Records for erecting 200 U-shaped girders?
    A) Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation
    B) Bangalore Metro
    C) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
    D) Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has entered the Limca Book of World Records for erecting 200 U-shaped girders, the maximum to be launched on any metro corridor in the country within a month.
  10. Who has been awarded with 30th Moortidevi award?
    A) M P Veerendra Kumar
    B) Prof Kolakaluri Enoch
    C) Vishwanath Tripathi
    D) C. Radhakrishnan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : M P Veerendra Kumar was chosen for the prestigious award for his Malayalam travelogue ‘Hymavathabhoovil’, which dwells upon ancient trails of Indian culture, myth, literature and people strewn in the plains, valleys and mountains of India”.
  11. Who has won the men’s Single at ATP Mexico Open?
    A) Rafael Nadal
    B) David Goffin
    C) Sam Querrey
    D) Novak Djokovic
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Unseeded American Sam Querrey stunned second-seeded Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) on March 4, 2017 to win the ATP Mexico Open.
  12. Ukraine has reached a $1 billion loan deal with IMF. This is a part of ___ billion deal signed in 2015.
    A) $ 7.7 billion
    B) $ 10.5 billion
    C) $ 17.5 billion
    D) $ 5.25 billion
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : USD 17.5 billion
  13. Tommy Page who passed away recently was a ___ ?
    A) Author
    B) Singer
    C) Football player
    D) Politician
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : American singer-songwriter and music industry executive Tommy Page, best known for his single “Ill be your everything”, died at 46.
  14. Centre has decided to increase Dearness Allowance from 2% to ___ effective from 1 January 2018.
    A) 2.5%
    B) 3%
    C) 3.5%
    D) 4%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : 4%
  15. China has estimated its GDP growth rate at ___ for 2017.
    A) 6.9%
    B) 6.8%
    C) 6.6%
    D) 6.5%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : 6.5%

 

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