Current Affairs Quiz: March 9, 2017

The Current Affairs Quiz for March 9, 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. HDFC Life has partnered with which of the following for the launch of a life insurance Chatbot?
    A) Akosha
    B) Flirp
    C) Haptik
    D) Tsepak
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : HDFC Life, a private life insurance company, has launched a life insurance Chatbot, in association with a chatbot platform, Haptik. The chatbot platform will act as a financial guide and will help the users to choose the best insurance plans and solutions.
  2. Milk to Money (M2M) programme is of which of the following bank?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : HDFC Bank said it has digitised payments at over 1,200 dairy co-operatives in the country under the aegis of its Milk to Money (M2M) programme. This programme was launched in 2010.
  3. Fitch has predicted India’s GDP rate for 2016-17 at what percent?
    A) 7.0%
    B) 7.1%
    C) 7.2%
    D) 7.3%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Global rating agency Fitch has announced that Indian economy will grow by 7.1 per cent in the current fiscal before stepping up to 7.7 per cent in the next two financial years.
  4. Where was Swachh Shakti 2017 – A Convention of Women Sarpanches held?
    A) Varanasi
    B) Kolkata
    C) Gandhinagar
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on 8 March 2017 addressed Swachh Shakti 2017 – A Convention of Women Sarpanches, at Gandhinagar.
  5. Which of the following conducts the Women Transforming India contest – to celebrate women achievers, leaders and change makers from across the country?
    A) The Ministry of Women and Child Development
    B) NITI Aayog
    C) SEWA
    D) IWAI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2017, NITI Aayog, in partnership with the UN in India and MyGov, presents the second edition of Women Transforming India, an online contest to celebrate women achievers, leaders and change makers from across the country. Women Transforming India was launched in 2016 as an effort to bring attention to successful stories of change realised by women at the grassroots level, within communities.
  6. Indian Railway has given what per Cent quota to women in catering service?
    A) 20%
    B) 25%
    C) 30%
    D) 33%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : In a policy aimed at empowering women, the Indian Railways has given 33 per cent sub quota to them in each category of minor catering units at all category of stations.
  7. As per the Great Backyard Bird Count (GGBC) 2017, which district of Himachal Pradesh accounts for highest number of bird species?
    A) Shimla
    B) Mandi
    C) Kangra
    D) Spiti
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : About 45 per cent of country’s total bird spices were reported in Himachal Pradesh during Great Backyard Bird Count (GGBC) 2017 in the State. Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) S K Sharma said till date, a total of 2,833 bird check lists have been uploaded to eBird from all districts of Himachal, with highest number 453 bird species reported from Kangra district.
  8. Which state has launched a website named – Prati Bimba to highlight the achievements and progress of various government projects in the state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) West Bengal
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah has launched Prati Bimba (meaning reflection)— a website to highlight the achievements and progress of various government projects in the state.
  9. What is the toll free helpline number launched by Odisha Government for women?
    A) 189
    B) 181
    C) 176
    D) 156
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched a helpline for women on the occasion of International Women’s Day to help women in distress. The toll-free helpline service ‘181’, will be available 24×7 in all districts of the state.
  10. International Yoga fest has started at which place?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Delhi
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The two-day International Yoga fest has begun in New Delhi.
  11. The mobile app ‘Mera Hunar HP’ or ‘My Talent’ launched by Himachal Pradesh government is for ___ ?
    A) Startup Entrepreneurs
    B) Investors
    C) Job Seekers
    D) Artists to show their live performace
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh launched a mobile app to help skilled and semi-skilled workers find jobs.
  12. Name the first smart tribal model village of Jammu and Kashmir.
    A) Damhall
    B) Hubbi
    C) Sifan
    D) Bahai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Jammu and Kashmir Minister inaugurated the first smart tribal model village ‘Hubbi’ in Rajouri district of the state.
  13. Which bowler has attained number one test ranking along with Ravichandran Aswin?
    A) Mitchell Starc
    B) Nathan Lyon
    C) Umesh Yadav
    D) Ravindra Jadeja
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : India’s Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have become the first pair of spinners to be jointly top-ranked in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers following the country’s 75-run win in the second Test of the four-match series against Australia in Bengaluru.
  14. Arvind Padmanabhan who passed away recently was a/an _____.
    A) Politician
    B) Journalist
    C) Singer
    D) Sportsperson
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Veteran journalist Arvind Padmanabhan, Executive Editor at IANS, died of cardiac arrest.
  15. What is the UN theme for International Women′s Day for 2017?
    A) Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality.
    B) Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.
    C) Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!
    D) Equality for Women is Progress for All
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : International Women′s Day is celebrated on 8 March 2017. The theme adopted by the United Nation for 2017 is Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.

 

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4 Thoughts to “Current Affairs Quiz: March 9, 2017”

  1. ^^^Jaga^^^....

    15th q ans ‘Be Bold For Change

    1. Suraj

      ok. will confirm it and then edit

    2. Suraj

      Answer given is correct.
      Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030. is the official theme specified by The UN for Womens Day 2017..
      Link : http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day

      Be Bold For Change is just a campaign, launched in association with some private sponsors.

      1. ^^^Jaga^^^....

        Thank you sir

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