Current Affairs Quiz: March 8, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for March 8, 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 exams.

  1. Which of the following bank has launched ‘Work from Home’ policy to enable its employees to work while at home using mobile devices?
    A) Union Bank of India
    B) Punjab National Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Canara Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Country’s largest lender State Bank of India has launched a new facility to enable its employees to work from home.
  2. Which bank has launched India’s first biometric based system Aadhaar Pay?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) IDFC Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : IDFC Bank has become the first bank to launch the biometric-based payment system Aadhaar Pay through its network.
  3. The joint military exercise between India and Nepal named ‘Surya Kiran-Xi’ has begun at which place?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) West Bengal
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : A joint military exercise ‘Surya Kiran-Xi’ between India and Nepal began today in Pithoragarh area of Uttarakhand.
  4. Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval to the proposal to settle “Legacy Food Cash Credit Accounts (up to crop season 2014-15) for food procurement for which state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Punjab
    C) West Bengal
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has gave its ex-post facto approval to the proposal to settle “Legacy Food Cash Credit Accounts (up to crop season 2014-15)” of the Punjab government for food procurement
  5. India’s longest cable bridge has been inaugurated in which State?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Haryana
    C) Gujarat
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : PM Modi inaugurated India’s longest cable-bridge in Bharuch,Gujarat which is 1344 metres long and 22.8 metres wide.
  6. India’s longest cable bridge in Gujarat is built on which river?
    A) Sabarmati
    B) Tapti
    C) Narmada
    D) Hiran
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : The project was built by Larsen and Turbo on river Narmada and it took Rs 379 crore to complete the project of the National Highway Authority of India.
  7. Which Indian institute has got a place in Top 10 ranking in the ‘THE’s Best Small Universities in the World 2017’ by The Times Higher Education (THE)?
    A) IIT, Delhi
    B) IIT, Mumbai
    C) IIT, Kharagpur
    D) IISc, Bangalore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, has been ranked eighth at the ‘THE’s Best Small Universities in the World 2017’.
  8. Where is Incheon Airport located?
    A) Japan
    B) China
    C) South Korea
    D) North Korea
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : As per the Airports Council International (ACI) ranking Incheon Airport, South Korea got the top place in best airport in the highest passenger handling capacity category. While two Indian Airports namely Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport of Mumbai have shared the second spot with Singapore’s Changi Airport.
  9. Which airport has got the top position in Airport Service Quality (ASQ) passengers’ survey in MPPA category for the year 2016?
    A) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
    B) Indira Gandhi International Airport
    C) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
    D) Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has secured the first position in Airport Service Quality (ASQ) passengers’ survey in the 5-15 million passengers per annum (MPPA) category for the year 2016.
  10. BCCI has signed contract with which company for the sponsorship of Indian Men Cricket Team for a term of 5 years?
    A) VIVO
    B) OPPO
    C) Star India
    D) SAHARA
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has named OPPO Mobiles India Private Limited as the new sponsor for the Indian Cricket Team.
  11. Which company has announced the distribution of 10,000 solar lanterns to girl students of government schools?
    A) Microsoft India
    B) Samsung India
    C) Google India
    D) Tech Mahindra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : With an aim to support gender diversity and the girl child, Samsung India has announced the distribution of 10,000 solar lanterns to girl students of government schools.
  12. Which space agency is set to send Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) to the International Space Station to create the coolest spot in the universe?
    A) ISRO
    B) NASA
    C) JAXA
    D) ESA
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : NASA is all set to send an ice chest-sized box to the International Space Station to create the coolest spot in the universe. The ice box called the Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) is in the final stages of assembly at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
  13. Who has won the Brazil Open tennis title?
    A) Albert Ramos-Vinolas
    B) Pablo Cuevas
    C) Thomaz Cocchiarali Bellucci
    D) Marcelo de Melo
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas has won his third straight Brazil Open tennis title by defeating Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain.
  14. North Korea has issued a temporary ban on citizens of which country from leaving North Korea?
    A) India
    B) Malaysia
    C) China
    D) US
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : North Korea has issued a temporary ban on all Malaysians from leaving country in the wake of an increasingly heated diplomatic row over the murder of Pyongyang leader’s half brother in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  15. Kalikaprasad Bhattacharjee who dies recently was related to which field?
    A) Sportsperson
    B) Singer
    C) Author
    D) Politician
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Bengali folk singer Kalikaprasad Bhattacharjee died in a accident in West Bengal’s Hooghly district after his car apparently lost control and fell off the highway.

 

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