Current Affairs Quiz: September 01, 2017

Current Affairs 1 September 2017 Quiz

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  1. For Madhya Pradesh’s Multi-Village Rural Drinking Water Supply Scheme Project, New Development Bank (NDB) has approved a loan of how much amount?
    A) USD 470 million
    B) USD 740 million
    C) USD 407 million
    D) USD 704 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    New Development Bank (NDB) has approved USD 1.4 billion loans for sustainable development projects in China, India and Russia.
    For India, the Bank has approved USD 470 million loan for Madhya Pradesh’s Multi-Village Rural Drinking Water Supply Scheme Project.
  2. In August 2017, which country signed its first animal welfare bill into law, guaranteeing the legal protection of domestic and wild animals from abuse?
    A) Netherlands
    B) Portugal
    C) Mongolia
    D) Lebanon
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Lebanese President Michel Aoun has signed the country’s first animal welfare bill into law, guaranteeing the legal protection of domestic and wild animals from abuse.
  3. Google has pledged how much amount top the flood-hit areas of India, Nepal and Bangladesh?
    A) $1 billion
    B) $1 million
    C) $5 million
    D) $5 billion
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Google has pledged $1 million relief to flood-hit areas of India, Nepal and Bangladesh. It is committing $1 million from Google.org and Google employees to Goonj and Save the Children for their relief efforts.
  4. Which country will host the third Eastern Economic Forum in September 2017?
    A) India
    B) Iran
    C) Russia
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Vladivostok from September 5-7 to participate in the third Eastern Economic Forum in Russia.
  5. In the first quarter (April 2017-June 2017) of current fiscal, Indian economy’s growth slowed down to how much percent?
    A) 5.5%
    B) 6.5%
    C) 6.2%
    D) 5.7%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    A major decline in manufacturing and the lingering effects of demonetisation sharply pulled down India’s economic growth rate in the first quarter of the current fiscal ended June to 5.7 %, as compared to 7.9% in the same period a year ago
  6. Where did the Retail India Summit and Expo (RISE 2017) held?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Jaipur
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    The 2-day Retail India Summit and Expo (RISE 2017) opened in New Delhi. Udyog Software, a pioneer in providing end-to-end tax and business automation solutions and part of Adaequare Group launched complete retail solution in the Expo.
  7. According to the Scimago Institutions ranking World Report 2017, India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has got which rank amount 1,207 government institutions?
    A) 9th
    B) 8th
    C) 10th
    D) 7th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    9th amongst a total of 1,207 government institutions.
    75th position amongst 5250 institutions world-wide
  8. In August 2017, which state announced to end the process of holding interview for selection of candidates for the government jobs in all the non-gazetted posts of Group B, C and D categories?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Gujarat
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Uttar Pradesh
  9. Which of the following states has declared Friday as the “Day of Helping Hand” where CM of state will meet with the poor and underprivileged sections to resolve their grievances?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Odisha
    C) Kerala
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    In a novel pro-governance initiative, Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has declared Friday as the day of the week when he will meet with the poor and underprivileged sections of Andhra Pradesh society to hear their grievances and try to resolve them
  10. In August 2017, with which of the following countries has India signed two MoUs in the field of Railways?
    A) Switzerland
    B) Bangladesh
    C) France
    D) Afghanistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    Switzerland
  11. India’s first private sector built satellite IRNSS-1H which was launched on 31st August 2017 after which it failed, was launched from which place?
    A) Thiruvananthapuram
    B) Chandipur
    C) Bengaluru 
    D) Sriharikota
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    The launch happened from the Second Launch Pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
  12. India’s first private sector built satellite IRNSS-1H which was launched on 31st August 2017 after which it failed, was carried in which launch vehicle?
    A) PSLV-C39
    B) PSLV-C37
    C) PSLV-B39
    D) PSLV-B37
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    The 44.4 metre tall PSLV-C39 in its 41st flight was carrying the 1,425 kg satellite built and tested by ISRO along with a consortium of six small and medium industries.
  13. In August 2017, which of the following small finance banks got scheduled bank status from the Reserve Bank of India?
    A) Janalakshmi Small Finance Bank
    B) Utkarsh Small Finance Bank
    C) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    D) ESAF Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd, has been given scheduled bank status by RBI. Ujjivan SFB commenced its operations as a Small Finance Bank with effect from February 1, 2017.
  14. State-owned NTPC has signed a term loan agreement for Rs. 3,000 crore with which Bank for partially funding its capital expenditure?
    A) SBI
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Corporation Bank
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    ICICI Bank
  15. In August 2017, Virat Kohli got the leading ODI run-scorer in 2017 by overtaking which cricketer?
    A) AB de Villiers
    B) Colin Ingram
    C) Andile Phehlukwayo
    D) Faf du Plessis
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Virat Kohli, who has now scored 907 runs this year, overtook South Africa’s Faf du Plessis, who has 814 runs in 2017.
  16. Who has been appointed as the new Union Home Secretary?
    A) Rajiv Gauba
    B) Kamal Mehta
    C) PC Chandra
    D) Raman Lal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    Senior IAS officer Rajiv Gauba has taken charge as the Union Home Secretary. He took charge from Rajiv Mehrishi, a 1978 batch Rajasthan cadre IAS officer who superannuated from service.
  17. Who has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India?
    A) Shashi Kant Sharma
    B) Rajiv Gauba
    C) Rajiv Mehrishi
    D) Sunil Arora
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Rajiv Mehrishi will replace Shashi Kant Sharma 
  18. Who has been appointed as the Election Commissioner who replaced  Achal Kumar Joti for this post?
    A) Nasim Zaidi 
    B) Sunil Arora
    C) Om Prakash Rawat
    D) Kamal Mehta
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    After Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti appointed as the Chief  Achal Kumar Joti, is vacant post has been filled by Sunil Arora. Om Prakash Rawat is the other Election Commissioner.   
  19. Who has been named as the brand ambassador of Bridgestone India?
    A) Shaharukh Khan
    B) Saina Nehwal
    C) Amir Khan
    D) PV Sindhu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    Badminton ace PV Sindhu, who recently won Silver at the World Championship, has been appointed as the first brand ambassador of tyre maker Bridgestone India.
  20. NITI Aayog, in partnership with the _______ and MyGov launched the ‘Women Transforming India’ Awards which was given to 12 women this year.
    A) Google
    B) World Bank
    C) United Nations
    D) UNESCO
    View Answer
    Option C
    Some Extra:
    Union minister Smriti Irani and Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya awarded 12 women to recognise the transformational impact of work undertaken by them across India’s villages, towns and cities.
  21. Who has been conferred with the Saraswati Samman for 2016?
    A) Padma Sachdev

    B) Veerappa Moily
    C) Govind Mishra
    D) Mahabaleshwar Sail
    View Answer
    Option D
    Some Extra:
    She has been awarded for her work “Hawthan” that captures the lives of the potter community in Goa.
  22. Who has been given the FICCI Special Jury Award by FICCI for his contributions to healthcare and medical research?
    A) Dr. SY Quraishi
    B) Dr. KR Balakrishnan
    C) Dr. MC Mishra
    D) Dr. RK Mehta
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    Dr K R Balakrishnan, Director, Cardiac Sciences, Fortis Centre for Heart Failure & Transplant, Fortis Malar Hospital in Chennai, leading cardiac transplant surgeon on international repute, has been awarded FICCI Special Jury Award for his contributions to healthcare and medical research at an event.
  23. Mahabaleshwar Sail, conferred with the Saraswati Samman for 2016 writes in which language?
    A) Hindi
    B) Konkani
    C) Marathi
    D) Bengali
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    The prestigious literary award, the Saraswati Samman for 2016 has been presented to Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail by Union minister for commerce and industry Nirmala Sitharaman.
  24. Who has topped the Forbes list of highest paid Bollywood Actors?
    A) Shahrukh Khan
    B) Salman Khan
    C) Akshay Kumar
    D) Deepika Padukone
    View Answer
    Option A
    Some Extra:
    Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra are the only two actresses who feature in Forbes magazines list of top 10 Bollywood’s highest paid 2017 list, which is led by “Raees” star Shah Rukh Khan.
  25. Which of the following announced 2017 International Literacy Prizes, which honours excellence and innovation in the field of global literacy?
    A) UNICEF
    B) UNESCO
    C) UNO
    D) UNIDA
    View Answer
    Option B
    Some Extra:
    The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has announced the winners of the 2017 International Literacy Prizes, which honours excellence and innovation in the field of global literacy.

Static GK related to Today’s Current Affairs

  1. Where is the headquarters of UNESCO situated?
    A) Paris, France

    B) Rome, Italy 
    C) Bern, Switzerland 
    D) New York, USA
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the headquarters of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Bengaluru 
    C) Bhubaneswar 
    D) Kochi
    View Answer
    Option B
     
  3. Who is the current Prime Minister of Russia?
    A) David Johnston
    B) Édouard Philippe
    C) Dmitry Medvedev
    D) Justin Trudeau
    View Answer
    Option C
    Currency: Ruble
    Capital: Moscow 
  4. What is the currency of Lebanon?
    A) Euro
    B) Dollar
    C) Pound 
    D) Peso
    View Answer
    Option C
  5. What is the capital of Lebanon?
    A) Nicosia
    B) Georgetown
    C) Bamako
    D) Beirut
    View Answer
    Option D

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6 Thoughts to “Current Affairs Quiz: September 01, 2017”

  1. pulkit

    ty mam:) Lebanon- Beirut- pound

  2. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

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  3. ครђ

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